October 20, 2013 |
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July 11, 1986 |
Narcotics officers are checking confiscated stocks of cocaine in an attempt to trace the source of cocaine laced with cyanide that killed one drug user and may be responsible for causing four others to fall ill, police said Thursday. Both cocaine and cyanide were found in each of the five victims' bloodstreams, Lt. Bernard Bailey of the Salt Lake County sheriff's narcotics division said.
November 9, 2013 |
León Krauze grew up in a household of Mexico City intellectuals, where soccer, pop music, literature and politics were vigorously debated and it wasn't unusual to see a Nobel Prize winner seated at the family dinner table. As a youth he visited Washington, D.C., and read Alexis de Tocqueville's "Democracy in America," sparking a lifelong passion for U.S. politics. At 29, he published the first of six books he has written, about George W. Bush's presidency. "When I was just a 17-year-old kid in Mexico City, I remember, my friends went out drinking, and I stayed home and watched the Ross Perot versus Al Gore debate on NAFTA on CNN - and then went out drinking, of course," Krauze said recently.
March 12, 2001 |
Former Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin has left the hospital where he spent more than a month with an acute viral infection, a source in the presidential medical center said. Yeltsin, 70, who steered Russia's transition to capitalism during nine years as Kremlin leader, has a record of health problems, and his latest long spell in the elite Central Clinical Hospital triggered rumors about a new deterioration.
September 26, 2012 |
ESPN is reporting that “an agreement in principle is at hand” between the NFL and locked-out officials, with the possibility that the regulars could be back on the field by this weekend. But an individual within the NFL Referees Assn. told The Times on Wednesday that the sides are not on the brink of an agreement and are continuing to negotiate with the help of a federal mediator. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak for the union, said a deal is not as close as has been reported.
February 18, 1986 |
A source close to the Cal State Fullerton basketball team said that Coach George McQuarn, who announced three weeks ago that he would resign, effective at the end of the season, told his team before Sunday's practice that he had changed his mind and would stay for at least two more years. The source, who asked not to be identified, also said three players had confirmed the story. Both Fullerton President Dr.
February 12, 1987 |
Albert A. Hakim, the Iranian-born California businessman who played a leading role in U.S. arms sales to Iran, approached the CIA in July, 1983, with a plan to gain favor with the Iranian government by selling it arms, a source familiar with the contact said Wednesday. The source, speaking on the condition that he not be identified, said Hakim contacted the CIA immediately after two apparent representatives of the Iranian government met with him at his office in San Jose.
April 1, 1990 |
It appears that baseball's longest-running soap opera finally will have its own producer. The Padres are expected to announce as early as Monday that the club will be sold for $75 million to television producer Tom Werner of Los Angeles and nine limited partners. The sale almost was completed a week ago, but a glitch occurred, a source close to the investment group said Saturday. However, the source said a letter of intent might be signed Monday.
June 1, 1988
Twenty-eight refusenik families will be allowed to emigrate from the Soviet Union from among 400 cases which U.S. officials raised during summit discussions with the Soviet Foreign Ministry this week, a prominent Jewish source said today. Yuli Kosharovsky, who has been denied permission to emigrate for 17 years, said in a telephone interview that his name was not on the list of 28 prospective emigres that he received from Assistant Secretary of State Richard Schifter.
February 13, 1987 |
Secretary of State George P. Shultz "protected President Reagan from another Watergate" by engaging in a heated exchange with the President last November that ultimately prevented CIA Director William J. Casey from giving inaccurate testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee about secret arms sales to Iran, a knowledgeable government source said Thursday.