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February 10, 1994 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Zoia Ungureanu's voice, once famous throughout her native Romania, had been virtually silent for more than a decade. A celebrated pop and folk singer during the reign of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, she had been kept off the stage after emigrating to the United States in 1983 by a jealous husband and hard times. The woman who had once entertained Romanian television and nightclub audiences in seven languages worked here as a department store makeup artist.
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June 3, 2000 | RAUL GALLEGOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Marian Petrescu vividly remembers the day he was asked to become a spy. It was one evening late in 1988 at the office of a well-known military officer in the Romanian city of Timisoara. The officer told Petrescu, then a young Orthodox priest, that he would have to listen intently to his parishioners' confessions, take notes, then report those who opposed the Communist government of Nicolae Ceausescu. In exchange, he would receive money and a bigger church. Petrescu refused and went home.
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December 29, 1989
Ion (John) Antimie, a Fullerton man reported killed in his native Romania by security forces loyal to executed dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, will be buried beside his mother in his homeland this weekend, his family said Thursday. Family members said they have been told that Antimie, 21, was shot eight times over the weekend near the city of Cluj and that his car was punctured with more than 400 bullet holes. Those reports, still unconfirmed by the U.S.
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February 10, 1994 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Zoia Ungureanu's voice, once famous throughout her native Romania, had been virtually silent for more than a decade. A celebrated pop and folk singer during the reign of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, she had been kept off the stage after emigrating to the United States in 1983 by a jealous husband and hard times. The woman who had once entertained Romanian television and nightclub audiences in seven languages worked here as a department store makeup artist.
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June 3, 2000 | RAUL GALLEGOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Marian Petrescu vividly remembers the day he was asked to become a spy. It was one evening late in 1988 at the office of a well-known military officer in the Romanian city of Timisoara. The officer told Petrescu, then a young Orthodox priest, that he would have to listen intently to his parishioners' confessions, take notes, then report those who opposed the Communist government of Nicolae Ceausescu. In exchange, he would receive money and a bigger church. Petrescu refused and went home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1992 | MARESA ARCHER
Violet Jakab Chu was born in a free society. But World War II changed the boundaries of her country and the Hungarian-born woman found herself a citizen of Communist Romania. Longing to again be free, Chu--armed with nothing more than her civil engineering degree--finally escaped Romania to live in her idea of paradise: the United States. Chu recounted her escape recently at a banquet, where she accepted an Orange County Woman of Achievement award.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1992 | MARESA ARCHER
Violet Jakab Chu was born in a free society. But World War II changed the boundaries of her country and the Hungarian-born woman found herself a citizen of Communist Romania. Longing to again be free, Chu--armed with nothing more than her civil engineering degree--finally escaped Romania to live in her idea of paradise: the United States. Chu recounted her escape recently at a banquet, where she accepted an Orange County Woman of Achievement award.
NEWS
December 29, 1989
Ion (John) Antimie, a Fullerton man reported killed in his native Romania by security forces loyal to executed dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, will be buried beside his mother in his homeland this weekend, his family said Thursday. Family members said they have been told that Antimie, 21, was shot eight times over the weekend near the city of Cluj and that his car was punctured with more than 400 bullet holes. Those reports, still unconfirmed by the U.S.
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