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March 31, 1992 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About ten days ago, a Basque terrorist bomber living on the run forgot his address book in a phone booth. As a direct result, Spain will probably be a safer place this summer for millions of visitors to the Summer Olympics in Barcelona and the World's Fair in Seville.
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March 31, 1992 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About ten days ago, a Basque terrorist bomber living on the run forgot his address book in a phone booth. As a direct result, Spain will probably be a safer place this summer for millions of visitors to the Summer Olympics in Barcelona and the World's Fair in Seville.
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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
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
July 16, 1986
Separatist Basque guerrillas claimed responsibility for the killing of nine Spanish civil guards in the third such car-bomb attack in a year in Madrid, and newspaper editorials called for a shake-up in the leadership of security forces. The incident points to a "a political failure that demands resignations," rightist opposition leader Manuel Fraga told reporters. The bomb ripped apart a bus carrying 58 members of the paramilitary civil guards, wounding 45 of the guards and 11 passers-by.
SPORTS
March 13, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Spain plans to spend $382 million to police the Barcelona Summer Olympics and Seville's Expo '92, a top official said today. Rafael Vera, the state secretary for security, told reporters that the national police force is having trouble finding lodging for the 10,000 officers going to Barcelona to provide security during the Olympics. Most of the security budget for the 1992 events, $309 million, was earmarked for equipment, he said.
NEWS
September 25, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Delegates gathered on the Spanish island of Majorca for a meeting of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe. Italy and Spain are expected to call for emphasis on security in the Mediterranean region, saying that the threat of war in the Persian Gulf has created fresh interest in such a forum. Spain's King Juan Carlos opened the monthlong talks among the 35 CSCE member states.
SPORTS
July 17, 1996 | Associated Press
Bjarne Riis of Denmark strengthened his lead in the Tour de France by winning Tuesday's stage and five-time defending champion Miguel Indurain conceded he won't win the cycling classic for a record sixth time. Riis pulled away in the final 4 1/2 miles of Tuesday's 16th stage and won the 124-mile race with a powerful finish. Riis stayed ahead during the steep 6.2-mile climb 3,300 feet into the Pyrenees. Abraham Olano of Spain was second, two minutes 42 second behind.
TRAVEL
April 11, 2004 | Jane Engle
Visa expands benefit Visa USA last month began providing rental car insurance for all its cardholders, not just premium gold, platinum and signature customers. The company said the change meant 75 million more people would get the benefit. To get the coverage, which is a collision damage waiver but not liability insurance, you must use your Visa card to rent the car. For details, call (800) 847-2911 or visit www.visa.com.
SPORTS
September 18, 1990 | ALLAN MALAMUD
Give me an old-fashioned three-hour-plus marathon like Denver-Kansas City anytime. . . . And CBS should leave a four-hour block open Saturday for the passing duel between BYU's Ty Detmer and San Diego State's Dan McGwire. . . . It's no joke. NFL press box officials really should wave red flags to indicate that an instant-replay inspection is in order. . . . The Raiders are getting a kick out of Jeffs--field goal kicker Jaeger and punter Gossett--two reasons the team is off to a 2-0 start. . . .
NEWS
September 25, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Delegates gathered on the Spanish island of Majorca for a meeting of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe. Italy and Spain are expected to call for emphasis on security in the Mediterranean region, saying that the threat of war in the Persian Gulf has created fresh interest in such a forum. Spain's King Juan Carlos opened the monthlong talks among the 35 CSCE member states.
SPORTS
March 13, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Spain plans to spend $382 million to police the Barcelona Summer Olympics and Seville's Expo '92, a top official said today. Rafael Vera, the state secretary for security, told reporters that the national police force is having trouble finding lodging for the 10,000 officers going to Barcelona to provide security during the Olympics. Most of the security budget for the 1992 events, $309 million, was earmarked for equipment, he said.
NEWS
July 16, 1986
Separatist Basque guerrillas claimed responsibility for the killing of nine Spanish civil guards in the third such car-bomb attack in a year in Madrid, and newspaper editorials called for a shake-up in the leadership of security forces. The incident points to a "a political failure that demands resignations," rightist opposition leader Manuel Fraga told reporters. The bomb ripped apart a bus carrying 58 members of the paramilitary civil guards, wounding 45 of the guards and 11 passers-by.
NEWS
April 14, 1991 | RICHARD LORANT, ASSOCIATED PRESS
On Nov. 22, 1988, a car bomb killed Luis Delgado's 2-year-old son, disabled his wife and wounded him. Every day since, he has asked himself: "What if I had gone by a second earlier?" "Maybe nothing would have happened" if they had driven past the Civil Guard headquarters sooner, he said. Or, "a second later, maybe we'd all be dead."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1988 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Leaders of the Church of Scientology from eight nations have been arrested in Spain on suspicion of extortion, forgery and tax evasion, it was disclosed Monday. Heber Jentzsch of Los Angeles, president of the Church of Scientology International, was among the 69 people detained Sunday at a Scientology congress at a luxury hotel in downtown Madrid.
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