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November 5, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
Business owners and residents of St. Croix protested President Bush's plan to withdraw 1,100 federal troops that were sent to the island to quell looting following Hurricane Hugo. The United Concerned Citizens of St. Croix said it joined the Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Realtors to lobby the White House and Pentagon urging Bush to rescind the order. The Defense Department has announced that troops would be withdrawn within 20 days.
NEWS
December 4, 1989 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two months after Hurricane Hugo ripped through St. Croix with winds in excess of 150 miles an hour, 80% of the island remains without electricity and telephones, thousands are living in severely damaged homes under roofs fashioned from plastic sheets, and the winter tourist season has been written off completely. But, say many residents, even tougher than rebuilding homes and lives in this devastated U.S. territory is rebuilding the island's image as an "American paradise."
NEWS
December 4, 1989 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two months after Hurricane Hugo ripped through St. Croix with winds in excess of 150 miles an hour, 80% of the island remains without electricity and telephones, thousands are living in severely damaged homes under roofs fashioned from plastic sheets, and the winter tourist season has been written off completely. But, say many residents, even tougher than rebuilding homes and lives in this devastated U.S. territory is rebuilding the island's image as an "American paradise."
NEWS
August 1, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
The Pentagon on Friday identified the man killed Thursday in the crash of a Navy helicopter in the Persian Gulf as Lt. (j.g.) James F. Lazevnick, 25, of Waldorf, Md., the co-pilot. Three men were still missing, the Pentagon said. They were identified as Lt. William E. Ramsburg, 31, of Scotland, S.D., the pilot; Radioman 2nd Class Albert B. Duparl, of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, a passenger, and Air Force Lt. Col. Horace S. Gentle, 44, of Moresville, N.C., a passenger.
BOOKS
December 2, 1990 | Alex Raksin
SAINT CROIX NOTES: River Mornings, Radio Nights by Noah Adams (Norton: $18.95; 218 pp.) . Noah Adams, host of National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," is an anchor in the best sense of the word: a quiet, gentle, folksy voice that, like the chain securing a ship to the stable ocean floor in a rough sea, gives us something to hold onto while listening to stormy stories of political violence and upheaval.
NEWS
July 31, 1987 | Associated Press
The Pentagon today identified the man killed Thursday in the crash of a Navy helicopter in the Persian Gulf as Lt. (j.g.) James F. Lazevnick, 25, the co-pilot of the helicopter. Lazevnick's home of record was listed by the Pentagon as Paulsboro, N.J. However, Rep. Roy Dyson (D-Md.) said Lazevnick's wife and family live in Waldorf, Md. Three men remain missing in the aftermath of the crash, the Pentagon said. They were identified as Lt. William E. Ramsburg, 31, of Scotland, S.D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1996 | Dana Parsons
Her name was Kitty Genovese, and although I had to look up the precise details this week, her name and the memory of her death have stuck with me these 30-plus years. She was 28 and living in Queens, N.Y., in 1964 when she was attacked outside her apartment. Despite her screams for help as she was repeatedly stabbed, and the subsequent revelation that numerous people must have heard her, no one came to her aid nor called police.
NEWS
January 10, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
Author Stephen E. Ambrose is facing still more allegations of lifting material from other sources. Forbes.com reported Wednesday that two more books by the best-selling historian, "Citizen Soldiers" and the third part of his Richard Nixon trilogy, contain passages similar to those in other texts. Four works by Ambrose are now under question. The author's son and agent, Hugh Ambrose, declined to comment.
NEWS
November 5, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
Business owners and residents of St. Croix protested President Bush's plan to withdraw 1,100 federal troops that were sent to the island to quell looting following Hurricane Hugo. The United Concerned Citizens of St. Croix said it joined the Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Realtors to lobby the White House and Pentagon urging Bush to rescind the order. The Defense Department has announced that troops would be withdrawn within 20 days.
NEWS
February 17, 1994 | PAUL D. COLFORD, Paul D. Colford is a columnist for Newsday.
One of the few sure things in the fickle business of publishing is the enduring friendship between National Public Radio and books. Authors have been known to berate the publicists who failed to land them an interview with Terry Gross on NPR's "Fresh Air." A book featured on NPR's "All Things Considered" can ride that exposure into another printing or take a giant step toward the bestseller list. In addition, working for NPR can ease the way into print.
SPORTS
June 21, 2002 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like many jockeys at Hollywood Park, newcomer Jason Lumpkins sees the imminent retirement of Chris McCarron through different prisms. "I was saddened," Lumpkins said, "because Chris is a great jockey, a nice guy and someone who's made a lot of contributions to the sport. When I was younger, I would watch Chris ride in all those Kentucky Derbys and say to myself that I would like to be in his shoes some day. I wish Chris and his family nothing but the best.
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