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May 7, 1994
Charles William Maynes' column "Is There Any 'Right' Bosnia Policy for Clinton?" (Opinion, April 24) contains numerous misstatements of fact. He is of course free to speculate on the most appropriate response from the Clinton Administration on the resolution of the Bosnian conflict. He is not, however, free to manipulate history in support of his thesis. Maynes claims that anti-Serb excesses of World War II are "fueling the current conflict" and somehow justify current Serb aggression.
In 1983, a Serbian legal scholar named Vojislav Kostunica coauthored a book that reflected on political revolutions. Such turning points, he wrote, are "rare moments" when those with power can "act unbound" to remake the world around them. Now Kostunica finds himself in exactly that position, thrust into the presidency of Yugoslavia by a "bulldozer revolution" in which people power and earthmoving equipment enforced his electoral victory over Slobodan Milosevic.
October 26, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Serbs demanding to know the whereabouts of missing relatives in Kosovo broke through a police line and charged at the Serbian province's U.N. mission chief in Belgrade, the Yugoslav capital. Hans Haekkerup was leaving a government building when about 100 people swarmed his motorcade, kicking and hitting cars with fists and sticks. No one was injured.
April 11, 2012 | By Gary Klein
USC's new players Name; Pos.; Ht.; Wt.; Previous school; Comment Strahinja Gavrilovic; F; 6-8; 220; San Diego Rock Academy; Member of Serbian youth national teams can provide an inside presence. *Ari Stewart; F; 6-7; 205; Wake Forest; Averaged 8.5 points and 4.4 rebounds as freshman in Atlantic Coast Conference. Brendyn Taylor; G; 6-2; 170; Fairfax High; Only high school player in class averaged 18 points, 3.5 assists and five rebounds last season. J.T. Terrell; G; 6-3; 180; Peninsula College; Could provide much-needed outside threat.
March 26, 2011 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
With its low-cost labor and scenic locales, Serbia has long been a popular European location for filming. Now, facing rising competition from neighboring countries such as Hungary, the Czech Republic and Germany, the country wants to up its game. The Serbian government has approved a new film incentive program specifically targeted to foreign productions. The program provides a 15% cash rebate on goods and services purchased in Serbia and a 12% rebate on labor expenses, including foreign crew and talent.
December 23, 2011 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
What Angelina Jolie has accomplished in "In the Land of Blood and Honey" is both impressive and unexpected. But because the task she set for herself is so difficult, it is not quite enough. Though not appearing on screen, Jolie functions as writer, director and co-producer of a film with subject matter so painful and emotionally complex it would be a challenge for even the most experienced creator. Not surprisingly for someone serious about involvement with humanitarian causes, Jolie has set "Blood and Honey" in the violent maelstrom of the former Yugoslavia during the war in Bosnia that lasted between 1992 and 1995.
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