CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1992
Yes. Let's make abortion a crime. Let's force women to carry to term an unwanted pregnancy--even if she used birth control that failed. Let's not hold men at all responsible for conception when we judge her. Let's threaten her with loss of job and housing--even jail. Let's create orphanages full of tens of thousands of children these women can't care for. Where do you think we are? In Romania under brutal dictator Ceausescu? No, in the land of the free--in the United States! The consequences of giving the state this power over women can only be a complete disaster.
March 22, 1987 |
T he following are capsule reviews of this week's screenings at the AFI Film Festival of Los Angeles. Screenings take place at the Los Feliz Theater, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Hollywood, except where noted. Tickets and information: (213) 520-2000 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. TUESDAY "The Last Assault" (Romania, 1986, noon).
December 9, 2006 |
The United States will take over a Romanian air base near the Black Sea, with as many as 1,500 American troops expected to begin training there starting in April, officials said. The U.S. will spend $34 million to upgrade the Mihail Kogalniceanu base, officials said. Human Rights Watch has singled out the base as a possible location of a clandestine CIA jail, but Romania has repeatedly denied that.
October 23, 2003 |
Romania said Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel would head a new commission to bring to light the nation's World War II role in the killing of hundreds of thousands of Jews. As recently as this summer the government denied that the Holocaust ever took place in the Balkan country. Romanian-born Wiesel, 75, will be joined by Tuvia Friling, head of the Israel State Archives, and other experts.
September 15, 1988 |
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir met Hungarian Communist Party leader Karoly Grosz on Wednesday for talks likely to center on the Middle East and moves to restore diplomatic relations broken 21 years ago. It was the first visit by any Israeli premier to an East European country other than Romania, and the highest-level bilateral meeting since Hungary broke diplomatic ties after the 1967 Six-Day War.
July 31, 2010
Farmers Classic Straus Stadium Beginning at 2 p.m. Janko Tipsarevic (6), Serbia, vs. Sam Querrey (2); Bob and Mike Bryan (1) vs. Rohan Bopanna, India, and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, Pakistan (4). Beginning at 7:30 p.m. Andy Murray (1), Britain, vs. Feliciano Lopez (4), Spain; Ross Hutchins, Britain, and Jordan Kerr, Australia, vs. Eric Butorac and Jean-Julien Rojer, Curacao, OR Robert Lindstedt, Sweden, and Horia Tecau, Romania (2).
July 23, 1996 |
The United States, paced by Chris Humbert's three goals, virtually assured itself of a spot in the quarterfinals of the by defeating Ukraine, 9-7. The score was tied, 7-7, in the fourth period when the U.S. luck seemed to turn. Vadym Rozhdestvensky hit the bar for Ukraine (0-2-1), then Chris Oeding's second goal at the other end of the pool put the Americans ahead to stay. The Americans (2-1) still have to play Croatia and Romania in the preliminary round-robin group.
July 8, 2005 |
Romanian Prime Minister Calin Tariceanu said his Cabinet would resign and early elections would be called after a court blocked justice reforms required by the European Union. Romania wants to join the EU in 2007. Parliament can overturn the court's decision with a two-thirds majority, but the ruling coalition lacks the votes for such a move.
December 13, 2004 |
Both candidates claimed victory in the Romanian presidential runoff vote, and exit polls showed Bucharest Mayor Traian Basescu and Prime Minister Adrian Nastase in a virtual tie. Nastase, 54, of the governing Social Democratic Party, expressed confidence in his victory, saying: "I will be a strong president." The 53-year-old Basescu also declared victory: "I thank the Romanian electorate," he said, "and I assure them I will be a president for Romania."