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March 14, 1997 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Jordanian soldier unleashed volleys of automatic rifle fire on Israeli schoolgirls who were on a field trip at the scenic "Island of Peace" border post Thursday, killing seven of the junior high students and wounding six. Witnesses said 40 to 50 eighth-graders had gotten off their bus and were surveying the sun-washed view over the River Jordan when the gunman grabbed a fellow soldier's weapon and began firing at the students' backs from a guard tower.
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May 4, 2000 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
James Stern figured he was uniquely situated to make a film about basketball legend Michael Jordan. As a part-owner of the Chicago Bulls, Stern estimated that he's "seen Michael play about 500 times from the second row." So Stern, 40, went out and co-produced and co-directed (with Don Kemph) an Imax documentary, "Michael Jordan: To the Max," which focuses on the dramatic final days of the former Bulls star's last championship season, in 1998.
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NEWS
June 6, 1999 | Associated Press
A gunman from Yemen stormed into the Yemeni Embassy on Saturday, killing a diplomat and wounding the man's assistant. The attacker was apprehended shortly after the shooting in the heart of the Jordanian capital, security officials said. The suspect was identified as Ahmed Al-Haddad, officials said. Yihya al-Arousi, an embassy official, told Associated Press that the suspect was angry because the embassy had managed to only obtain part of the money a former Jordanian employer owed him.
NEWS
June 6, 1999 | Associated Press
A gunman from Yemen stormed into the Yemeni Embassy on Saturday, killing a diplomat and wounding the man's assistant. The attacker was apprehended shortly after the shooting in the heart of the Jordanian capital, security officials said. The suspect was identified as Ahmed Al-Haddad, officials said. Yihya al-Arousi, an embassy official, told Associated Press that the suspect was angry because the embassy had managed to only obtain part of the money a former Jordanian employer owed him.
NEWS
March 15, 1997 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The slaying of seven Israeli schoolgirls by a Jordanian soldier this week highlighted what has become a sad truth here--that peace in the Middle East never quite lives up to its name. Or even to expectations. Egypt and Israel made peace nearly 20 years ago, and neither side has much good to say about it still.
NEWS
March 15, 1997 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Silence descended Friday on the rundown family home of Ahmed Moussa Daqamseh. Police turned away the curious. Neighbors clammed up, apparently aware of police orders not to discuss Daqamseh, the Jordanian soldier who shot seven Israeli schoolgirls to death the day before. Regional police gave the reason: "It's very sensitive," one said. "It's a matter between states."
NEWS
March 14, 1997 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was long after nightfall when the last bus pulled into this anxious town carrying the young survivors home to their tearful parents. One by one, the weeping and exhausted schoolgirls struggled down the steps of the bus and into their parents' arms. They were witnesses to a bloody attack that left seven of their classmates dead, six others injured and turned an annual school outing into a nightmare. The scene outside the Amit Fierst School on Thursday evening was one of chaos and emotion.
NEWS
May 22, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Palestinian gunman, shouting slogans of revenge on behalf of the "Gaza martyrs," opened fire Monday on a busload of French tourists in Jordan, spraying them with bullets before pulling out a dagger and stabbing two passengers cowering behind the front seats.
NEWS
April 21, 1989 | From Associated Press
Mourners rioted Thursday at the funeral of a boy killed during protests against government price increases, and one man died when authorities opened fire, residents said. Another report said a policeman also was slain. Mourners pelted police with stones and burned several buildings, including the house of a local official accused by Mazar residents of killing the boy, witnesses said. Violent demonstrations were reported Thursday in several other villages in southern Jordan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1991 | GARY GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men and a woman were charged with murder Tuesday in the drive-by slaying of a Thousand Oaks woman last week, but another woman arrested in the case probably will not be charged, investigators said. Charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder were Patrick Strickland, 22, of Thousand Oaks; Scott Kastan, 18, of Westlake Village and Kirstin E. McLuckie, 19, of Chino Hills. They also face a special allegation that they were armed during the crime.
NEWS
March 15, 1997 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The slaying of seven Israeli schoolgirls by a Jordanian soldier this week highlighted what has become a sad truth here--that peace in the Middle East never quite lives up to its name. Or even to expectations. Egypt and Israel made peace nearly 20 years ago, and neither side has much good to say about it still.
NEWS
March 15, 1997 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Silence descended Friday on the rundown family home of Ahmed Moussa Daqamseh. Police turned away the curious. Neighbors clammed up, apparently aware of police orders not to discuss Daqamseh, the Jordanian soldier who shot seven Israeli schoolgirls to death the day before. Regional police gave the reason: "It's very sensitive," one said. "It's a matter between states."
NEWS
March 14, 1997 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was long after nightfall when the last bus pulled into this anxious town carrying the young survivors home to their tearful parents. One by one, the weeping and exhausted schoolgirls struggled down the steps of the bus and into their parents' arms. They were witnesses to a bloody attack that left seven of their classmates dead, six others injured and turned an annual school outing into a nightmare. The scene outside the Amit Fierst School on Thursday evening was one of chaos and emotion.
NEWS
March 14, 1997 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Jordanian soldier unleashed volleys of automatic rifle fire on Israeli schoolgirls who were on a field trip at the scenic "Island of Peace" border post Thursday, killing seven of the junior high students and wounding six. Witnesses said 40 to 50 eighth-graders had gotten off their bus and were surveying the sun-washed view over the River Jordan when the gunman grabbed a fellow soldier's weapon and began firing at the students' backs from a guard tower.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1991 | GARY GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men and a woman were charged with murder Tuesday in the drive-by slaying of a Thousand Oaks woman last week, but another woman arrested in the case probably will not be charged, investigators said. Charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder were Patrick Strickland, 22, of Thousand Oaks; Scott Kastan, 18, of Westlake Village and Kirstin E. McLuckie, 19, of Chino Hills. They also face a special allegation that they were armed during the crime.
NEWS
May 22, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Palestinian gunman, shouting slogans of revenge on behalf of the "Gaza martyrs," opened fire Monday on a busload of French tourists in Jordan, spraying them with bullets before pulling out a dagger and stabbing two passengers cowering behind the front seats.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2000 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
James Stern figured he was uniquely situated to make a film about basketball legend Michael Jordan. As a part-owner of the Chicago Bulls, Stern estimated that he's "seen Michael play about 500 times from the second row." So Stern, 40, went out and co-produced and co-directed (with Don Kemph) an Imax documentary, "Michael Jordan: To the Max," which focuses on the dramatic final days of the former Bulls star's last championship season, in 1998.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1993 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While police say gang truces recently have helped slow gang violence in other counties, Ventura County law enforcement officials say they are not seeing any similar peace-making efforts locally. Gang members and police say there has been no attempt to hammer out a peace pact among rival gangs in this county.
NEWS
April 21, 1989 | From Associated Press
Mourners rioted Thursday at the funeral of a boy killed during protests against government price increases, and one man died when authorities opened fire, residents said. Another report said a policeman also was slain. Mourners pelted police with stones and burned several buildings, including the house of a local official accused by Mazar residents of killing the boy, witnesses said. Violent demonstrations were reported Thursday in several other villages in southern Jordan.
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