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April 9, 2000 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Finally, by April 1975, there was something about Vietnam that almost everyone could agree on. After a wrenching decade of bloodshed and protest, the end of the war was near. The Communist North Vietnamese army was sweeping south in violation of a treaty signed two years earlier in Paris, an accord President Nixon had heralded as bringing "peace with honor." America's combat role was over.
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April 9, 2000 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Finally, by April 1975, there was something about Vietnam that almost everyone could agree on. After a wrenching decade of bloodshed and protest, the end of the war was near. The Communist North Vietnamese army was sweeping south in violation of a treaty signed two years earlier in Paris, an accord President Nixon had heralded as bringing "peace with honor." America's combat role was over.
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May 20, 1990 | LEON DANIEL, UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL
If Uncle Ho could be in this city named for him as it celebrates his 100th birthday, Vietnam's late president and revered revolutionary would not be pleased. For weeks now, this sprawling metropolis has been paying homage to him with ceremonies and celebrations marking the May 19 birthday of the unassuming little man who could not abide hero worship, particularly when directed at himself.
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May 20, 1990 | LEON DANIEL, UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL
If Uncle Ho could be in this city named for him as it celebrates his 100th birthday, Vietnam's late president and revered revolutionary would not be pleased. For weeks now, this sprawling metropolis has been paying homage to him with ceremonies and celebrations marking the May 19 birthday of the unassuming little man who could not abide hero worship, particularly when directed at himself.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 1988 | DEBORAH CAULFIELD, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Oliver Stone's "Platoon" is drawing tens of thousands of Vietnamese to watch the film on video in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, the Vietnam News Agency reported over the weekend. The disturbing war saga--played out on Vietnamese soil--is the first U.S. film about the Vietnam War to be screened in Ho Chi Minh City since the communist victory over U.S.-backed South Vietnam in April, 1975, the news agency said. The brief report did not explain how copies of the film were obtained.
BUSINESS
April 20, 1989 | From Times wire services
Work has started on a 500-room Holiday Inn in Ho Chi Minh City in a joint project with a Hong Kong-based firm, the official Vietnamese News Agency said. VNA, in a dispatch received in Bangkok, said the hotel is being built by the Crystal Center Properties International of Hong Kong and the Tourist Bureau of Ho Chi Minh City. The agency said part of the hotel, meant to relieve an acute shortage of rooms in the city (the former Saigon) as Vietnam expands tourism and foreign trade, is expected to be completed in 1990.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1994
The Los Angeles City Council today is scheduled to consider Mayor Richard Riordan's proposal to set up a sister city relationship with Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon. Some Vietnam veterans groups have called the move premature, saying the Communist government still must account for missing soldiers. According to Riordan, a delegation from the former South Vietnamese capital visited Los Angeles in May and expressed an interest in developing economic ties.
TRAVEL
October 24, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, Times Southeast Asia Bureau Chief
Siem Reap, site of Angkor Wat and Cambodia's other splendid temples, is now more accessible. Bangkok Airways has increased its service from Bangkok. The one-hour flight costs about $368 round trip. Daily flights leave Bangkok at 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:40 p.m., and 4 p.m., and depart Siem Reap for Bangkok at 9:30 a.m., 12:10 p.m., 2:20 p.m. (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) or 4 p.m. (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) and 5:40 p.m., making a one-day visit to Angkor Wat possible.
BUSINESS
July 20, 1999 | Stephen Gregory
Officials from the Port of Saigon in Vietnam are expected to arrive in Los Angeles today to formalize creation of a sister-port relationship between their facility and the Port of Los Angeles. The signing of a memorandum of understanding codifying the arrangement will mark the first government-to-government relationship between U.S. and Vietnamese ports, said Barbara Yamamoto, spokeswoman for the Port of Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2005 | Lynne Heffley
BETH SWOFFORD Creative Artists Agency agent, art collector and Museum of Contemporary Art trustee My favorite trend is the rising profile of contemporary art and the internationalization of the L.A. art scene. While L.A. artists have long been on the international art circuit, it has been wonderful to see acclaimed young artists from other countries have great shows in L.A. -- Kai Althoff at Acme, Christian Jankowski at Regen Projects and Chiho Aoshima at Blum & Poe.
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