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August 11, 1992 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES SPORTS EDITOR
A 21-year-old Honolulu man was killed near here early Sunday morning in a fireworks accident in which a member of the U.S. canoeing team also was injured. Brad Yim, a paddler who did not make the U.S. team but was here as a spectator with the canoeing and kayaking team, died of massive head injuries on a beach at Castelldefels, 12 miles south of Barcelona. The flatwater canoe events were held at Castelldefels. According to Craig Bohnert, spokesman for U.S.
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February 22, 2008 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
MADRID -- When Javier Bardem was a toddler, his mother, Pilar, dragged him by the hand to the backstage doors of Spanish theaters as she searched for work. She was a young actress, trying to separate from an abusive husband at a time in Spanish history when women separated from their husbands only at death. Javier was 2.
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July 25, 1987 | ALFREDO GOMEZ, Associated Press
When Queen Isabella sent Christopher Columbus off to sea in 1492, she also expelled Jews from Spain. Now, as the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America nears, Spain is offering Sephardic Jews around the world a special place in the celebrations. Sepharad is the Hebrew name for Spain. Sephardim are descendants of the people expelled by Queen Isabella, or those who follow Sephardic rites.
SPORTS
August 23, 1992 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The five young men from Honolulu huddled on a Spanish beach two weeks ago, not so much to celebrate the end of the Barcelona Olympics as to reaffirm their lifelong friendship. Brad Yim, Wyatt Jones, Nalu Kukea, Werner Girndt and Eric Chun had spent little time together in recent years because they were following their varied interests. Yim, 21, attended USC for a year before transferring to the University of San Diego, where he and Girndt majored in business and played rugby.
NEWS
March 3, 1992 | LEO W. BANKS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
John McElroy is a silver-haired scholar who has spent countless hours of the past two years in the grip of a thoroughly improbable idea. It came to him one day out of nowhere and won't let him be. It involves stately redwood trees, visions of world harmony and Christopher Columbus. When the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America was still a few years away, McElroy, an English professor at the University of Arizona, began wondering how it would be celebrated.
BUSINESS
December 6, 1989 | From United Press International
Beneath the cobblestone Old World grace of Seville, massive changes are bursting to life. The historic town, where Christopher Columbus made his home between trips to explore the New World, is preparing to throw a huge party to which the whole world is invited. The party is the Universal Exhibition Seville 1992, and while it is still 2 1/2 years away, the extensive preparations are already making their mark on Seville's ancient face.
NEWS
July 13, 1988 | United Press International
Six bulls left a trail of 31 injured runners on Tuesday on the cobblestone streets of Pamplona during a 900-yard run that lasted a record 7 minutes, 45 seconds. A New Zealander and five Spaniards underwent surgery for serious horn injuries, the largest toll since the eight-day running of the bulls began July 7. The six bulls were to face top matadors in the ring later in the day in the annual event made famous in Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1989 | From Reuters
The Japanese government will have a high-tech pavilion at the 1992 World Exposition in Seville, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday. Hiroshi Mitsuzuka, minister for international trade and industry, said the government will spend $48 million on the building. The Seville event will commemorate the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America in 1492. Spain will also host the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.
NEWS
July 15, 1987
Twenty-six people were injured in the last running of the bulls of this year's fiesta honoring Pamplona's patron saint. During the eight-day Spanish celebration, 265 runners were hurt--four seriously--while guiding bulls along the half-mile route to the ring, where the animals later face some of the country's top matadors. The fiesta, honoring St. Fermin, dates to 1591.
NEWS
March 17, 1992 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Virgilio Zapatero smiles an author's smile of pride and conviction. "It's the greatest show on Earth," he says softly. Zapatero is the government minister coordinating the most elaborate fiesta in Spanish history. This is Spain's year: Espana '92, nickname for a national dream.
SPORTS
August 11, 1992 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES SPORTS EDITOR
A 21-year-old Honolulu man was killed near here early Sunday morning in a fireworks accident in which a member of the U.S. canoeing team also was injured. Brad Yim, a paddler who did not make the U.S. team but was here as a spectator with the canoeing and kayaking team, died of massive head injuries on a beach at Castelldefels, 12 miles south of Barcelona. The flatwater canoe events were held at Castelldefels. According to Craig Bohnert, spokesman for U.S.
NEWS
June 23, 1992 | ED LANE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the cargo hold of the Spanish caravel, Nina, docked at the wharf of this scenic Chesapeake Bay town, First Mate Ernesto (Teto) Perez Dominguez gestures toward his bunk, which hangs from chains, and puts a hand upon his forehead. "For two years I have slept on that bed," he says in Spanish. "Two years away from my wife and children. But that's not even the worst part. Can you imagine what it is like with a hangover?"
NEWS
April 21, 1992 | JOHN POLLACK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As a jet pilot, law student, Olympic sailor and heir to the throne, 24-year-old Prince Felipe of Spain gets a lot of attention. He'd settle instead for a little respect. "Although I think people are pretty clear about the differences between my role and that of a rock star, I hope I show it in my daily work," Felipe told Spanish reporters.
NEWS
April 14, 1992
The first--and, to Spanish organizers, the most important--half of a multibillion-dollar doubleheader celebration marking the 500th anniversary of Columbus' voyage west opens in this Andalusian capital Monday as the world's fair begins a 165-day run. Called Expo, the fair features exhibits from 110 countries and 63 specially built pavilions that are expected to draw up to 18 million visitors by Oct. 12, Columbus Day.
NEWS
March 17, 1992 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Virgilio Zapatero smiles an author's smile of pride and conviction. "It's the greatest show on Earth," he says softly. Zapatero is the government minister coordinating the most elaborate fiesta in Spanish history. This is Spain's year: Espana '92, nickname for a national dream.
NEWS
March 3, 1992 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When fire destroyed a landmark pavilion under construction at Expo '92 in Seville recently, Spaniards immediately wondered whether it had been set by Basque saboteurs. Expo officials later termed the blaze accidental, but the question was pertinent. Basque terrorists on a bombing rampage are giving Spain a bad case of national jitters. There are only a relative handful of them, but they are skilled and zealous killers.
NEWS
April 14, 1992
The first--and, to Spanish organizers, the most important--half of a multibillion-dollar doubleheader celebration marking the 500th anniversary of Columbus' voyage west opens in this Andalusian capital Monday as the world's fair begins a 165-day run. Called Expo, the fair features exhibits from 110 countries and 63 specially built pavilions that are expected to draw up to 18 million visitors by Oct. 12, Columbus Day.
NEWS
March 3, 1992 | LEO W. BANKS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
John McElroy is a silver-haired scholar who has spent countless hours of the past two years in the grip of a thoroughly improbable idea. It came to him one day out of nowhere and won't let him be. It involves stately redwood trees, visions of world harmony and Christopher Columbus. When the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America was still a few years away, McElroy, an English professor at the University of Arizona, began wondering how it would be celebrated.
NEWS
August 30, 1990 | PETER C. BENNETT, Bennett is a Southern California writer
Startled by the roar of jets touching down at Ontario Airport, a nervous herd of 1,500 sheep scuttle across the abandoned vineyards near the San Bernardino Freeway. Sheepherder Tony Rodriguez, a first-generation Basque who came to the Chino Valley in 1965, curses the low-flying planes, then laments the disappearance of affordable range for his sheep. "When we first come here, we talk about acres of land for grazing our sheep; now we talk in square feet," said Rodriguez.
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