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April 13, 2000 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yielding to the pressure of protest marches and a growing national boycott, the South Carolina Senate acted Wednesday night to end the 38-year stalemate over the Confederate battle flag that flutters above the Statehouse dome. The vote in the state Capitol in Columbia came 139 years to the day after Confederate forces shelled Ft. Sumter in Charleston Harbor and ignited the Civil War.
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April 13, 2000 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yielding to the pressure of protest marches and a growing national boycott, the South Carolina Senate acted Wednesday night to end the 38-year stalemate over the Confederate battle flag that flutters above the Statehouse dome. The vote in the state Capitol in Columbia came 139 years to the day after Confederate forces shelled Ft. Sumter in Charleston Harbor and ignited the Civil War.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2000
City Councilman Joel Wachs called Tuesday for Los Angeles to join a boycott of South Carolina until that state's Legislature removes the Confederate flag from its statehouse. Saying the flag is a symbol of racism, Wachs made a motion to prohibit city employees from visiting South Carolina at government expense until the flag is taken down. The motion will be considered by the council next week. Wachs also sought a U.S.
NATIONAL
October 23, 2003 | Richard B. Schmitt, Times Staff Writer
An envelope containing a vial of ricin was found by postal workers at a mail-handling facility in South Carolina, government officials said Wednesday, although they added that they did not believe the incident was linked to terrorism. No one appeared to have become ill from exposure to the poison, they said. The package, which bore what officials described only as "suspicious markings," was discovered last Thursday at a mail facility near the Greenville, S.C., airport, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2000 | PATRICK MCGREEVY
City Councilman Joel Wachs called Tuesday for Los Angeles to join a boycott of South Carolina until the Legislature there removes the Confederate flag from its statehouse, saying the pendant is a symbol of racism. The motion by Wachs, to be considered by the full council next week, would prohibit city employees from visiting South Carolina at government expense until the flag is taken down. Wachs also sought a U.S.
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February 26, 1994 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The political trend in East Asia seems clearly headed toward the one-party state. Indonesia and Singapore are just two examples of countries under the authoritarian rule of single-party governments that promise the voters economic growth and jobs instead of liberal democracy. China, Vietnam and even Myanmar are finding much that they like about this new political hybrid. Malaysia, another of Asia's fast-growing economies, seemed well down the road to a one-party state as well.
NATIONAL
July 16, 2003 | Richard A. Serrano, Times Staff Writer
One moment he was preparing for trial on relatively routine criminal charges in the nation's heartland and the next he was gone, designated an enemy combatant by President Bush and spirited away to a military brig in South Carolina. Government authorities want to hold Ali Saleh Kahlah Al-Marri indefinitely, saying they believe he may be a "sleeper cell operative" working to settle foreign terrorists in the United States.
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November 27, 2000 | MARLA CONE, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
Every morning for six months, 100 volunteers in San Bernardino are dutifully swallowing pills. But these human volunteers--recruited by Loma Linda University Medical Center and paid $1,000 apiece--are not testing a new medication. The pills contain an industrial pollutant called perchlorate, a chemical found in rocket fuel. The experiment, which is funded by aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, is designed to see whether perchlorate pollution is harmful to human health.
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