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January 23, 1991 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The drum roll of gunfire in the Baltics has heralded the potential dictatorship that former Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze had warned of. "Committees of National Salvation," overtly or covertly linked to hard-line Communist Party leaders and claiming the allegiance of army generals and elite Interior Ministry forces, are clamoring for the dissolution of the parliaments in the Baltic states.
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August 29, 2004 | Bill Dwyre, Times Staff Writer
It wasn't the color of preference when the U.S. men's basketball team arrived at the Athens Olympics two weeks ago, but after Saturday night's 104-96 victory over Lithuania, bronze had a nice glint. "We wanted gold," said Shawn Marion, the Phoenix Suns' forward who scored 22 points to lead his team, "but I'll take anything right now."
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January 26, 1991 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of a visit here by the new Soviet foreign minister, President Bush Friday tempered his past criticism of the Soviet crackdown in the Baltic republics, but said that it remains to be determined whether he will visit Mocow next month as scheduled. With Soviet Foreign Minister Alexander A. Bessmertnykh and Secretary of State James A. Baker III meeting today and Bush planning to meet with Bessmertnykh at the White House Monday, three issues have cast doubt on the planned Feb.
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February 17, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A 58-year-old man armed with two hunting rifles went on a house-to-house shooting rampage and killed eight neighbors before being beaten to death by survivors in the small village of Drauchiu, 30 miles north of the capital, Vilnius. The dead were four men and four women, ages 17 to 65. "It seemed that he wanted to kill everyone in the village," a police spokesman said. Each victim was shot once in the head or chest.
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February 17, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A 58-year-old man armed with two hunting rifles went on a house-to-house shooting rampage and killed eight neighbors before being beaten to death by survivors in the small village of Drauchiu, 30 miles north of the capital, Vilnius. The dead were four men and four women, ages 17 to 65. "It seemed that he wanted to kill everyone in the village," a police spokesman said. Each victim was shot once in the head or chest.
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January 15, 1991 | DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For most of his presidency, George Bush has made the shining promise of a "new world order" the centerpiece of his claim to international leadership. Today, that promise stands in mortal danger, facing the withering test of two major crises at once. In the Persian Gulf, Iraq's Saddam Hussein has called the President's military hand, demanding trial by combat after five months of international pressure. In the Soviet Union, Mikhail S.
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January 23, 1991 | DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The telephone call between the Oval Office and the Kremlin last week lasted 45 long minutes, not counting the 25-minute delay when the secure line went down. First, President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev talked about the war in the Persian Gulf and the conversation went well, according to an official who was present. Then Bush changed the subject, warning Gorbachev, politely but frankly, that the Soviet army's crackdown in Lithuania is unacceptable to the United States.
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January 25, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Lithuanian officials said Thursday that Soviet troops accompanying a column of armored cars opened fire on two vehicles outside Vilnius, wounding one person and later arresting another. Ceslavus Stankavicus, a deputy to Lithuanian President Vytautas Landsbergis, told a news conference the Soviet soldiers were apparently annoyed by a police car and government vehicle following their armored cars on the main road from Vilnius to the republic's second city, Kaunas.
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January 23, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, sharply criticized at home and abroad over the Baltic crisis, declared on Tuesday that his reform policies would continue and that he would not tolerate attempts by right-wing groups to usurp power with the backing of military commanders. "Neither domestic nor foreign policy has undergone changes," Gorbachev said, rejecting charges that he had abandoned the reforms under mounting conservative pressure.
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January 28, 1991 | From Associated Press
A Soviet army captain shot a Lithuanian man at a military checkpoint Sunday, and officials of the breakaway republic said they have begun keeping a record of brutality inflicted on their citizens, a government spokesman said. Government spokesman Audrius Azubalis said a Soviet patrol officer stopped the Lithuanian man and asked him to get out of the car and put his hands on the windshield. A shot fired at the ground by the captain, apparently as a warning, ricocheted and hit the man in the leg.
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February 3, 1991 | From Associated Press
Thousands of grieving Lithuanians returned to the streets of Vilnius on Saturday, paying their last respects to a young man killed in the Soviet crackdown on the republic's independence movement. "The land the Pope calls Mary's land was drenched in blood this year, but we hope flowers of freedom and justice will now grow on this land," the Rev. Pranciskus Vaicekonis told mourners in the 300-year-old Saints Peter and Paul Church.
NEWS
January 28, 1991 | From Associated Press
A Soviet army captain shot a Lithuanian man at a military checkpoint Sunday, and officials of the breakaway republic said they have begun keeping a record of brutality inflicted on their citizens, a government spokesman said. Government spokesman Audrius Azubalis said a Soviet patrol officer stopped the Lithuanian man and asked him to get out of the car and put his hands on the windshield. A shot fired at the ground by the captain, apparently as a warning, ricocheted and hit the man in the leg.
NEWS
January 26, 1991 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of a visit here by the new Soviet foreign minister, President Bush Friday tempered his past criticism of the Soviet crackdown in the Baltic republics, but said that it remains to be determined whether he will visit Mocow next month as scheduled. With Soviet Foreign Minister Alexander A. Bessmertnykh and Secretary of State James A. Baker III meeting today and Bush planning to meet with Bessmertnykh at the White House Monday, three issues have cast doubt on the planned Feb.
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January 25, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Lithuanian officials said Thursday that Soviet troops accompanying a column of armored cars opened fire on two vehicles outside Vilnius, wounding one person and later arresting another. Ceslavus Stankavicus, a deputy to Lithuanian President Vytautas Landsbergis, told a news conference the Soviet soldiers were apparently annoyed by a police car and government vehicle following their armored cars on the main road from Vilnius to the republic's second city, Kaunas.
NEWS
January 23, 1991 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The drum roll of gunfire in the Baltics has heralded the potential dictatorship that former Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze had warned of. "Committees of National Salvation," overtly or covertly linked to hard-line Communist Party leaders and claiming the allegiance of army generals and elite Interior Ministry forces, are clamoring for the dissolution of the parliaments in the Baltic states.
NEWS
January 23, 1991 | DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The telephone call between the Oval Office and the Kremlin last week lasted 45 long minutes, not counting the 25-minute delay when the secure line went down. First, President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev talked about the war in the Persian Gulf and the conversation went well, according to an official who was present. Then Bush changed the subject, warning Gorbachev, politely but frankly, that the Soviet army's crackdown in Lithuania is unacceptable to the United States.
NEWS
February 3, 1991 | From Associated Press
Thousands of grieving Lithuanians returned to the streets of Vilnius on Saturday, paying their last respects to a young man killed in the Soviet crackdown on the republic's independence movement. "The land the Pope calls Mary's land was drenched in blood this year, but we hope flowers of freedom and justice will now grow on this land," the Rev. Pranciskus Vaicekonis told mourners in the 300-year-old Saints Peter and Paul Church.
SPORTS
August 29, 2004 | Bill Dwyre, Times Staff Writer
It wasn't the color of preference when the U.S. men's basketball team arrived at the Athens Olympics two weeks ago, but after Saturday night's 104-96 victory over Lithuania, bronze had a nice glint. "We wanted gold," said Shawn Marion, the Phoenix Suns' forward who scored 22 points to lead his team, "but I'll take anything right now."
NEWS
January 23, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, sharply criticized at home and abroad over the Baltic crisis, declared on Tuesday that his reform policies would continue and that he would not tolerate attempts by right-wing groups to usurp power with the backing of military commanders. "Neither domestic nor foreign policy has undergone changes," Gorbachev said, rejecting charges that he had abandoned the reforms under mounting conservative pressure.
NEWS
January 15, 1991 | DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For most of his presidency, George Bush has made the shining promise of a "new world order" the centerpiece of his claim to international leadership. Today, that promise stands in mortal danger, facing the withering test of two major crises at once. In the Persian Gulf, Iraq's Saddam Hussein has called the President's military hand, demanding trial by combat after five months of international pressure. In the Soviet Union, Mikhail S.
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