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October 4, 2013 | By Leon Logothetis
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear" -- Nelson Mandela As I continue to travel across the world relying on the kindness of strangers -- launched from L.A. on Aug. 10 -- I have had the good fortune of spending time in some truly inspiring cities. My latest stop saw me arrive in the capital of Bosnia Herzegovina from Zagreb, Croatia. A local described Sarajevo as the 'Jerusalem of the Balkans', and I soon felt why. There was an energy permeating through this city that cannot be explained adequately in words.
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December 6, 2013 | By Sheri Linden
It's debatable whether the best love stories are also the "weirdest," as Emile Hirsch's character declares in "Twice Born. " But they do require chemistry, the missing piece in his pairing with Penélope Cruz. Set in Sarajevo before, during and many years after the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s, the drama is undone by hyperventilating poetics and a busy time-hopping structure. The usually subtle Hirsch flounders as American photographer Diego, who falls hard for older Italian graduate student Gemma (Cruz)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1996
Re "Sarajevo Deeply Split Amid Reunification," March 18: It is an outrage that innocent people in Sarajevo were burned out of their homes, beaten, raped and even murdered, and civilian as well as government property torched, stolen and carted away by the Serbs, while NATO stood idly by. Since the international civilian police force, too small to start with, has no powers of arrest and does not even carry arms, it was ridiculous to expect them...
NEWS
October 4, 2013 | By Leon Logothetis
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear" -- Nelson Mandela As I continue to travel across the world relying on the kindness of strangers -- launched from L.A. on Aug. 10 -- I have had the good fortune of spending time in some truly inspiring cities. My latest stop saw me arrive in the capital of Bosnia Herzegovina from Zagreb, Croatia. A local described Sarajevo as the 'Jerusalem of the Balkans', and I soon felt why. There was an energy permeating through this city that cannot be explained adequately in words.
SPORTS
August 12, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Landon Donovon of the Galaxy and Clint Dempsey, the latest addition to Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders, were left off a European-heavy U.S. team roster for Wednesday's friendly with Bosnia-Herzegovina in Sarajevo. The U.S. will be putting a national-record 11-match winning streak on the line in the exhibition against Bosnia-Herzegovina, which was ranked 13th in the world in the latest FIFA rankings. The U.S. is 19th, its highest ranking in nearly three years. Seattle's Eddie Johnson was the only MLS player chosen for the game, with the 23 players called up Monday playing with teams in 10 countries; seven are coming from England and five from Germany.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 2004 | From Associated Press
Sarajevo authorities will name a street after writer Susan Sontag, who helped the city's residents during the 1992-95 Bosnian war. Sontag, 71, died Tuesday in New York from complications of leukemia. "The city of Sarajevo [and] its citizens express their sincere thanks to an author and a humanist who actively participated in the creation of the history of Sarajevo and Bosnia," said a statement Thursday from the office of Mayor Muhidin Hamamdzic. Sontag made numerous visits during the war and lobbied for the end of the siege of the Bosnian capital.
NEWS
June 2, 1993 | Reuters
Oslobodjenje, the Sarajevo daily that has kept publishing despite a civil war raging in Bosnia-Herzegovenia, received a major journalism award Tuesday from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University. The staff of the Oslobodjenje--made up of Muslims, Serbs and Croats--was selected for the 1993 Louis M. Lyons Award for "working together to keep their multiethnic community alive and intact." The award, first given in 1964, carries an honorarium of $1,000.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 1994
Writer-director Phil Alden Robinson ("Field of Dreams") will present footage taken during the siege of Sarajevo at the Los Angeles Public Library's Central Library on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Mark Taper Auditorium. Hosted by the Central Library, PEN Center USA West and the Hollywood Policy Center, "Reflections on Bosnia" will also feature Maher Mathout, senior adviser to the Muslim Public Affairs Council; Matthew Naythons, author of "Sarajevo: A Portrait of the Siege"; and Michael J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1994
Your "sensible middle ground" option for the siege of Sarajevo is neither sensible nor effective (editorial, Feb. 8). Committing U.S. forces, in the air and on the ground, in an attempt to lift the siege would unnecessarily risk American lives. The mortar shell that provided the latest atrocity in Sarajevo (Feb. 6) was fired by a highly portable weapon that is extremely difficult to spot from the air. Pinpointing mortar and small artillery positions in the rugged hills above the city would be nearly impossible, and extremely hazardous for the air crews.
NEWS
May 2, 1993 | The Washington Post
Three mortar shells landed near Sarajevo's bustling market Saturday and another exploded in a crowded neighborhood, leaving eight people dead and at least 30 wounded in an attack that followed several days of quiet in this capital, hospital officials said. Shortly before 11 a.m., one shell landed on the roof of a building overlooking the market, situated in an open courtyard in the center of Sarajevo's old town.
SPORTS
August 12, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Landon Donovon of the Galaxy and Clint Dempsey, the latest addition to Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders, were left off a European-heavy U.S. team roster for Wednesday's friendly with Bosnia-Herzegovina in Sarajevo. The U.S. will be putting a national-record 11-match winning streak on the line in the exhibition against Bosnia-Herzegovina, which was ranked 13th in the world in the latest FIFA rankings. The U.S. is 19th, its highest ranking in nearly three years. Seattle's Eddie Johnson was the only MLS player chosen for the game, with the 23 players called up Monday playing with teams in 10 countries; seven are coming from England and five from Germany.
OPINION
April 8, 2012 | By Eyal Press
Twenty years ago last week, Serbian snipers fired on a crowd of unarmed demonstrators in Sarajevo, launching a brutal siege that brought ethnic violence in the Balkans to menacing new heights. In the two decades since, attention has understandably focused on the deeds of the architects and perpetrators of the Balkan wars. Confronting the truth about how the violence was planned and orchestrated, many have argued, is an essential step in getting formerly warring factions to reckon honestly with their responsibility for what transpired.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2012 | Ariston Anderson
High in the mountains of Serbia sits a fairy-tale village full of wooden huts built in a style that hasn't changed in 300 years. You'll find French legend Isabelle Huppert and Cannes general delegate Thierry Fremaux hitting the slopes and Belgium's Dardenne brothers discussing the origins of a story with a young director after screening their latest, "The Kid With a Bike. " Iran-born "Persepolis" director Marjane Satrapi enjoys a cigarette at the Visconti restaurant, surrounded by adoring fan boys praising her new film, "Chicken With Plums.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2011 | By Nomi Morris, Special to the Los Angeles Times
This spring marks 70 years since Nazi Germany invaded what was then Yugoslavia, ultimately deporting and exterminating most of the Sephardic Jewish communities of the Balkans. In Sarajevo, a Muslim woman named Zeyneba Hardaga hid her Jewish friend Josef Kabilo from the Nazis and in 1985 was recognized by Israel as a "Righteous Gentile" whose acts had saved a Jewish life. Fast forward to 1994, the height of the Bosnian Serb siege of Sarajevo, which killed 12,500 of the city's residents over three years.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2010 | By Steven Zeitchik and Zoran Cirjakovic
No A-list Hollywood celebrity has done more to try to soothe the wounds in the Balkans than Angelina Jolie. Through her Jolie-Pitt Foundation, she has donated millions of dollars to groups active in the region, such as Doctors Without Borders and Global Action for Children. And last spring, Jolie and partner Brad Pitt visited Bosnia to assist the nearly 120,000 people who remain displaced, unable to return to their homes. But Jolie finds herself in the difficult position of reopening those wounds with a new movie set against the backdrop of the 1992-1995 conflict.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2010
Marva Wright Louisiana blues singer Marva Wright, 62, who sang traditional jazz and gospel but was better known for sultry, sometimes bawdy blues songs, died Tuesday in New Orleans of complications from two strokes she suffered last year, said Adam Shipley, her manager. "She truly was and will remain the blues queen of New Orleans," Shipley told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Among her best-known songs were "Heartbreakin' Woman" and "Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean."
NEWS
August 17, 1993 | LAURA SILBER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The three leaders of Bosnia's warring parties Monday reached an "agreement in principle" to place Sarajevo under U.N. control and demilitarize the Bosnian capital as part of a settlement to end 16 months of war. John Mills, spokesman for the Geneva peace talks on Bosnia-Herzegovina, said the rival leaders agreed to set up a committee of Muslim, Serbian and Croatian representatives to make recommendations to international mediators on the future status of embattled Sarajevo.
NEWS
February 8, 1994 | From Associated Press
Sarajevo buried its dead from a market massacre with stony silence Monday, laying to rest more than 40 friends and relatives killed in the Saturday shelling. Funerals were rushed for fear of sniper fire. Some took place under the gloomy cover of dawn. Even the few tears shed seemed to fall more in anger than in sorrow. "I just want to say to America that if you saw this, then please open your eyes and open them well," Muhamed Srnja, 48 told a reporter.
SPORTS
February 20, 2010 | By Chris Dufresne
No need to clean your goggles or adjust your bindings -- that's America on top of the Olympic Alpine leaderboard. Austria? Well, word is the country is into baseball now. The United States of A-miracle went two-three in Friday's super-giant slalom at Whistler Mountain, climbing heights never before seen or contemplated. Heading into the 1994 Lillehammer Games, America's Alpine team was dubbed "Uncle Sam's left-footed snowplow brigade." Four Olympics later, America is just putting its foot down.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2009 | Associated Press
The 15th Sarajevo Film Festival kicked off Wednesday, bringing such celebrities as Gillian Anderson and Mickey Rourke to an event born in a sandbag-protected basement during the Bosnian war. The Balkan region's most important film event now draws more than 100,000 people each year, a long way from its humble beginnings in a city roamed by snipers and blasted by mortar shells. This year's festival includes 232 films from 53 countries to be screened over nine days. It opened with "Tales From the Golden Age," a film by five Romanian directors including Cristian Mungiu, whose abortion drama "4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days" won the Palme d'Or at Cannes.
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