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March 3, 1991
The Iraqi leader, who had controlled the world's fourth-largest army, can now survey only the wreckage of his once-powerful military machine. In the face of increasingly certain defeat, why did he continue to refuse to give up? Part of the answer lies in the men he held up as his heroes--each ruthless and larger than life.
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November 5, 2005 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
Apparently, it didn't start with Saddam. Who knew? If you've forgotten the day your world history professor buzzed through the Crusades, a brilliant two-part documentary on the History Channel, which premieres Sunday, lays it all out in dramatic style. "The Crusades: Crescent & the Cross" has it all: fervent religiosity, tangled geopolitics, military maneuvering, a titanic clash between civilizations that unleashed violence and political upheaval throughout the region that still reverberates.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2005 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
Apparently, it didn't start with Saddam. Who knew? If you've forgotten the day your world history professor buzzed through the Crusades, a brilliant two-part documentary on the History Channel, which premieres Sunday, lays it all out in dramatic style. "The Crusades: Crescent & the Cross" has it all: fervent religiosity, tangled geopolitics, military maneuvering, a titanic clash between civilizations that unleashed violence and political upheaval throughout the region that still reverberates.
NEWS
March 23, 2003 | James Reston Jr., James Reston Jr. is the author, most recently, of "Warriors of God: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade." He is a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington.
On Sept. 16, 2001, only five days after the apocalypse, President Bush proclaimed a U.S. "crusade" against terrorism. Like many American politicians in our history, from Thomas Jefferson to abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, from Dwight D. Eisenhower to John McCain, he was using the term loosely. In the American political parlance, a crusade, up to now, has meant merely a passionate campaign of moral rectitude.
NEWS
December 3, 1989 | MIMI MANN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
For more than 800 years, a medieval fortress honoring the Crusader-foe Saladin knew only wars or rumors of wars. Today, rebuilt on a tiny island in a turquoise gulf, the picturesque citadel enjoys the fruits of peace. Named for the most dreaded and able Muslim warrior, Saladin's Citadel has become a tourist mecca. It was little more than rubble when Egyptian antiquities officials came in 1985.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1987 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
The four middle-aged Israeli reservists lounged in the shade of a small grove of olive trees not far from here, at the site of one of history's most famous military engagements. Their dusty Jeeps were parked nearby and their assault rifles lay on the ground beside them. "I'm a friend of Saladin," one of the soldiers quipped, referring to the 12th-Century Kurdish general and Muslim hero. "We just chased the Crusaders out of here."
SPORTS
November 29, 1994 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a crisp October Saturday, perfect for football, yet it was obvious the best player on the field at Santa Ana Stadium would rather have been elsewhere. Saladin McCullough, No. 4, stood detached from events on the sideline, his Pasadena City College helmet tucked between his right arm and rib cage.
SPORTS
June 11, 1993 | ELLIOTT ALMOND and DANNY ROBBINS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
USC, which hopes the return of Coach John Robinson signals a revival of the school's power-football glory days, could lose a key part of its plan--running back recruit Saladin McCullough--because of questions about the validity of his Scholastic Aptitude Test score. McCullough's SAT score has been challenged by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), the Princeton, N.J., group that oversees the test. More recently, McCullough's test score has attracted the scrutiny of the NCAA.
SPORTS
October 9, 1997 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's as though the cool, crisp air of autumn in Oregon has blown his troubles away. The cleansing Oregon rain has washed away his past. His baggage was checked at the California border. The trials of USC and tumult of Pasadena City College, the travel to El Camino College in search of a way station are behind him now. Saladin McCullough is the statistical leader of the Oregon Ducks and a player who keeps coaches up nights trying to find ways to use him.
NEWS
March 23, 2003 | James Reston Jr., James Reston Jr. is the author, most recently, of "Warriors of God: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade." He is a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington.
On Sept. 16, 2001, only five days after the apocalypse, President Bush proclaimed a U.S. "crusade" against terrorism. Like many American politicians in our history, from Thomas Jefferson to abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, from Dwight D. Eisenhower to John McCain, he was using the term loosely. In the American political parlance, a crusade, up to now, has meant merely a passionate campaign of moral rectitude.
SPORTS
October 9, 1997 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's as though the cool, crisp air of autumn in Oregon has blown his troubles away. The cleansing Oregon rain has washed away his past. His baggage was checked at the California border. The trials of USC and tumult of Pasadena City College, the travel to El Camino College in search of a way station are behind him now. Saladin McCullough is the statistical leader of the Oregon Ducks and a player who keeps coaches up nights trying to find ways to use him.
SPORTS
November 29, 1994 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a crisp October Saturday, perfect for football, yet it was obvious the best player on the field at Santa Ana Stadium would rather have been elsewhere. Saladin McCullough, No. 4, stood detached from events on the sideline, his Pasadena City College helmet tucked between his right arm and rib cage.
SPORTS
June 11, 1993 | ELLIOTT ALMOND and DANNY ROBBINS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
USC, which hopes the return of Coach John Robinson signals a revival of the school's power-football glory days, could lose a key part of its plan--running back recruit Saladin McCullough--because of questions about the validity of his Scholastic Aptitude Test score. McCullough's SAT score has been challenged by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), the Princeton, N.J., group that oversees the test. More recently, McCullough's test score has attracted the scrutiny of the NCAA.
NEWS
December 26, 1991 | GARY KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
More than anything else, 1991 was the year of the running back in the San Gabriel Valley. Coaches who have worked in the area for more than 20 years were hard-pressed to recall a season in which so many schools had talented runners. The Times' 1991 San Gabriel Valley All-Star football team features three exceptionally gifted running backs and 20 other skilled and multitalented players.
NEWS
March 3, 1991
The Iraqi leader, who had controlled the world's fourth-largest army, can now survey only the wreckage of his once-powerful military machine. In the face of increasingly certain defeat, why did he continue to refuse to give up? Part of the answer lies in the men he held up as his heroes--each ruthless and larger than life.
NEWS
December 3, 1989 | MIMI MANN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
For more than 800 years, a medieval fortress honoring the Crusader-foe Saladin knew only wars or rumors of wars. Today, rebuilt on a tiny island in a turquoise gulf, the picturesque citadel enjoys the fruits of peace. Named for the most dreaded and able Muslim warrior, Saladin's Citadel has become a tourist mecca. It was little more than rubble when Egyptian antiquities officials came in 1985.
NEWS
December 26, 1991 | GARY KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
More than anything else, 1991 was the year of the running back in the San Gabriel Valley. Coaches who have worked in the area for more than 20 years were hard-pressed to recall a season in which so many schools had talented runners. The Times' 1991 San Gabriel Valley All-Star football team features three exceptionally gifted running backs and 20 other skilled and multitalented players.
SPORTS
September 16, 1996
Oregon tailback Saladin McCullough could be out for up to four weeks because of a partially torn ligament in his left knee, Coach Mike Bellotti said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1987 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
The four middle-aged Israeli reservists lounged in the shade of a small grove of olive trees not far from here, at the site of one of history's most famous military engagements. Their dusty Jeeps were parked nearby and their assault rifles lay on the ground beside them. "I'm a friend of Saladin," one of the soldiers quipped, referring to the 12th-Century Kurdish general and Muslim hero. "We just chased the Crusaders out of here."
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