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July 8, 1997 | JAMES F. SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On the eve of the amnesty hearing for the killers of Amy Biehl, a group of women came to school Monday a mile from where the American student died--and paid her the kind of confident tribute she would have liked. These 18 adults make their way each day from townships and squatter camps throughout the dusty, wind-swept Cape Flats region east of Cape Town to attend a training course. They are learning to help abused women and children and in the process to assert control over their own lives.
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April 17, 2005 | Gayle Keck, Special to The Times
The battered sign beside the road proclaimed, "Esther is here. The 1st woman who visited oversea. Art Woman." We turned and jounced down a dirt road to find "Art Woman," Esther Mahlangu, barefoot and lying on her stomach outside her thatch-roofed house. Nearly every inch of it was splashed with vivid geometric designs in pink, purple, blue, black and green. She was painstakingly applying tiny decorative glass beads to a pair of tennis shoes. Mahlangu wasn't kidding on her sign.
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NEWS
September 24, 1989 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
Right-wing whites staged protests here Saturday against South African government concessions to black activists, while only a few blocks away, hundreds of police thwarted a women's anti-apartheid march by encircling a cathedral with barbed wire and turning away participants at roadblocks.
NEWS
July 8, 1997 | JAMES F. SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On the eve of the amnesty hearing for the killers of Amy Biehl, a group of women came to school Monday a mile from where the American student died--and paid her the kind of confident tribute she would have liked. These 18 adults make their way each day from townships and squatter camps throughout the dusty, wind-swept Cape Flats region east of Cape Town to attend a training course. They are learning to help abused women and children and in the process to assert control over their own lives.
NEWS
November 28, 1988 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
Bobbie Melunsky's maid brought a tray of steeping tea and buttered scones into the lounge, where the lady of the house, surrounded by her oil paintings and antiques, dug into a thick file folder of her hate mail. "Here's a good one," the 52-year-old homemaker said, extracting a leaflet that urges all white South Africans to phone Melunsky and other "traitorous dogs." It helpfully includes the Melunsky family telephone number.
NEWS
September 16, 1995 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pope John Paul II may find a discordant note in the welcoming fanfare when he arrives here today on his first pastoral visit. For while the Pope is expected during his three-day visit to preach a message praising the sanctity of life, the newly democratic government here appears committed to passing one of the world's most liberal abortion laws. Current South African law has effectively restricted legal abortions to about 1,000 women a year.
TRAVEL
April 17, 2005 | Gayle Keck, Special to The Times
The battered sign beside the road proclaimed, "Esther is here. The 1st woman who visited oversea. Art Woman." We turned and jounced down a dirt road to find "Art Woman," Esther Mahlangu, barefoot and lying on her stomach outside her thatch-roofed house. Nearly every inch of it was splashed with vivid geometric designs in pink, purple, blue, black and green. She was painstakingly applying tiny decorative glass beads to a pair of tennis shoes. Mahlangu wasn't kidding on her sign.
NEWS
April 19, 1994 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alastair, 61, property developer and broker Jennie, 52, former South Africa women's golf champion Katrina, 15, student * Home: Suburban Johannesburg * Politics: Democratic Party * Background: Alastair immigrated from England 28 years ago. Jennie's parents came from England in the 1930s. * Alastair Barclay: "We can't wait to get beyond the election and move on to the new South Africa as quickly as we can. We know it won't be easy and painless, but we know it must be done."
NEWS
February 14, 1995 | From Associated Press
A fourth suspect accused in the death of American exchange student Amy Biehl appeared in court briefly Monday. Ntobeko Ambrose Peni, 19, was arrested last month and has pleaded innocent in the 1993 murder. Three other young men were convicted last year. During his appearance Monday, a judge postponed Peni's trial until April 27.
SPORTS
November 23, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Martina Navratilova rallied to beat a determined Pam Shriver, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, Saturday for her 52nd consecutive victory and a berth in the final of the $1-million Virginia Slims championships before 17,128 fans at Madison Square Garden in New York. The top-seeded Navratilova will meet second-seeded Steffi Graf of West Germany, who ousted No. 4-seeded Helena Sukova of Czechoslovakia, 7-6, 1-6, 6-1. The winner of today's match will collect $125,000, the runner-up $60,000.
NEWS
September 16, 1995 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pope John Paul II may find a discordant note in the welcoming fanfare when he arrives here today on his first pastoral visit. For while the Pope is expected during his three-day visit to preach a message praising the sanctity of life, the newly democratic government here appears committed to passing one of the world's most liberal abortion laws. Current South African law has effectively restricted legal abortions to about 1,000 women a year.
NEWS
September 24, 1989 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
Right-wing whites staged protests here Saturday against South African government concessions to black activists, while only a few blocks away, hundreds of police thwarted a women's anti-apartheid march by encircling a cathedral with barbed wire and turning away participants at roadblocks.
NEWS
November 28, 1988 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
Bobbie Melunsky's maid brought a tray of steeping tea and buttered scones into the lounge, where the lady of the house, surrounded by her oil paintings and antiques, dug into a thick file folder of her hate mail. "Here's a good one," the 52-year-old homemaker said, extracting a leaflet that urges all white South Africans to phone Melunsky and other "traitorous dogs." It helpfully includes the Melunsky family telephone number.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1995
In life, Amy Biehl, a young Fulbright scholar from Newport Beach, worked to make liberty a reality as South Africa moved toward democracy. But before the nation's first all-race elections, she was killed there, caught up in racial violence. Biehl, who was in South Africa studying women's rights and working in voter education, became a symbol for the sacrifices many paid to keep a troubled country on course.
SPORTS
March 19, 1993 | From Associated Press
It would be safe to say that Jim Courier and Andre Agassi were a little out of their element Thursday at the Lipton Championships at Key Biscayne, Fla. Top-seeded Courier was forced to play his second match of the day because rain had backed up the schedule. He lost in the fourth round to Mark Woodforde of Australia, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2. Eight hours earlier, Courier defeated Mikael Pernfors, 6-0, 6-3. As for Agassi, a poor playing surface forced him off the stadium court and onto a side court.
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