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July 20, 1993 | JEFF MEYERS
The newly formed Puritan Party, a statewide Republican splinter group stressing conservative Christian beliefs, will be registering Ventura County voters at an informational meeting Saturday. Founded in April, the party is seeking disenchanted Republicans who oppose abortion, homosexuality and euthanasia, said Puritan Party Secretary Clara Jean Davis of Camarillo. "The party is based on our Christian heritage," said Davis, an anti-pornography crusader.
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WORLD
October 3, 2011 | By Laura King, Los Angeles Times
After 10 years of fighting in Afghanistan, Western forces and their Afghan allies are finding no simple answer to a seemingly straightforward question: Who, exactly, is the enemy? The pattern of recent insurgent attacks on prominent targets, even as Afghan forces gradually assume more responsibility for security, highlights long-standing confusion over the nature and motives of an often unseen foe. To frontline soldiers — about 90,000 Americans, plus their Western and Afghan allies — the battle with the Taliban and other insurgents is a grimly visceral affair that plays out daily, one roadside bombing, nighttime raid or dangerous foot patrol at a time.
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October 7, 2005 | Scott Gold and J. Michael Kennedy, Times Staff Writers
For 30 years, there have been two keystones in Harriet E. Miers' life -- her job and her church. Both are in flux. While Miers waits to learn whether she will be confirmed as the latest justice of the Supreme Court, she is also consumed with a more private matter that, friends say, could have an equally profound effect on her life. She is among 200 people who have broken away from the Dallas church that has long been the nucleus of their community. At 10 a.m.
WORLD
April 19, 2009 | Robyn Dixon
Christopher Sadiki is convinced that Jacob Zuma, the president-in-waiting for the ruling African National Congress, is guilty of corruption. But that won't stop the 21-year-old from choosing the ANC when he votes for the first time this week. "Corruption is everywhere," he said, shrugging. "They're all corrupt." And don't ask him about the opposition -- he doesn't want to know. "I don't support them. I don't know anything about them.
NEWS
July 21, 1992 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California leaders of Ross Perot's now-aborted presidential bid on Monday launched a new group aimed at uniting dispirited Perot volunteers across the nation in a coalition to force governmental change. Owners of America, an Irvine-based nonprofit group with a corporate-style structure, hopes to become the umbrella organization for thousands of Perot volunteers seeking a direction now that the Texas billionaire has decided not to run.
NEWS
April 6, 1995 | From Associated Press
An Irish court ordered four suspected members of an IRA splinter group into custody Wednesday after police firing stun grenades stopped their weapons-packed vehicles on a road to Belfast. The four are suspected of membership in the Irish National Liberation Army, the only paramilitary group in British-ruled Northern Ireland that refused to declare a truce last year.
NEWS
June 2, 1988 | DANA PARSONS, Times Staff Writer
For a while, it seemed, nobody cared about the opossums in Orange County. They were left to fend for themselves against a bureaucracy that put thousands of the captured creatures to death because officials feared the animals carried a life-threatening disease. Then in late 1986, the Opossum Society of California came to the rescue and took on the bureaucracy, eventually convincing it last year that the misunderstood marsupials didn't deserve the death penalty.
NEWS
June 21, 1990 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush on Wednesday suspended the 18-month-old U.S. dialogue with the Palestine Liberation Organization in response to the foiled Palestinian guerrilla landing on an Israeli beach last month. "We've given the PLO ample time to deal with this issue. To date, the PLO has not provided a credible accounting," Bush said at a news conference.
NEWS
June 22, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Palestine Liberation Organization on Thursday angrily denounced the suspension of its 18-month-old dialogue with the United States as "a test to the Arabs' will of resistance," but it said it has agreed to investigate the guerrilla raid that led to the rupture. In directing an investigative committee to look at the May 30 attack on an Israeli beach by a PLO splinter group, the organization's leadership said it is "reaffirming its commitment . . .
SPORTS
January 13, 1994 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With some kind of boycott affecting college basketball games possible as early as Saturday, commissioners and representatives of 33 conferences this afternoon will discuss their strategy regarding the planned action by the Black Coaches Assn. Pacific 10 Conference athletic directors and senior administrators will hold a similar conference call Friday to plan the conference's posture regarding a potential boycott.
WORLD
March 15, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Irish nationalist gangs hurled gasoline bombs at police after three alleged IRA dissidents were arrested on suspicion of killing two British soldiers in an attack apparently aimed at triggering wider violence in Northern Ireland. Police arrested Colin Duffy, 41, the best-known Irish republican in Lurgan, a religiously divided town southwest of Belfast, and two other suspected Irish Republican Army dissidents in the mainly Roman Catholic village of Bellaghy in the attack last weekend.
WORLD
February 21, 2009 | Reuters
South Africa's new COPE party, seen as the first challenge to the ruling ANC, has chosen a Methodist bishop, the Rev. Mvume Dandala, as its presidential candidate in the April elections. Congress of the People, or COPE, formed in December by dissidents from the ruling African National Congress, said Friday that Dandala had been nominated by party structures across South Africa. The April 22 parliamentary elections are expected to be the most closely contested since apartheid ended in 1994.
WORLD
November 4, 2008 | Robyn Dixon, Dixon is a Times staff writer.
In a landscape stuffed with Popular Fronts, People's Parties, Freedom Parties, Democratic Congresses and dozens of other Alliances, Conventions and Movements, the South African dissidents seeking to brand their new political party are finding it difficult to be original.
WORLD
April 8, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Relatives of victims killed in Northern Ireland's deadliest attack launched a civil action in Belfast against five people they believe were behind the 1998 Omagh bombing. Families of those killed had reacted with outrage in December when a judge criticized the police investigation into the attack and acquitted a man of the murders of 29 people. The only person so far jailed in connection with the attack, bar owner Colm Murphy from the Irish Republic, had his conviction quashed by a Dublin court in 2005.
WORLD
September 12, 2006 | Solomon Moore, Times Staff Writer
As U.S. and Iraqi officials seek a way to disarm Shiite militias involved in the sectarian violence driving Iraq toward civil war, the paramilitary forces are splintering into more extreme groups that militia leaders say they are powerless to control. U.S.
NATIONAL
October 7, 2005 | Scott Gold and J. Michael Kennedy, Times Staff Writers
For 30 years, there have been two keystones in Harriet E. Miers' life -- her job and her church. Both are in flux. While Miers waits to learn whether she will be confirmed as the latest justice of the Supreme Court, she is also consumed with a more private matter that, friends say, could have an equally profound effect on her life. She is among 200 people who have broken away from the Dallas church that has long been the nucleus of their community. At 10 a.m.
NEWS
March 5, 2001 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Britain was on high alert Sunday after a powerful bomb exploded outside the British Broadcasting Corp.'s West London television headquarters in what police said was part of an ongoing campaign by dissident Irish republicans opposed to the Northern Ireland peace process. The blast followed coded telephone warnings to a hospital and a charity.
NEWS
October 8, 1994 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As specialists, friends and associates tried Friday to shed more light on the doomed Swiss-Quebec cult that is somehow mired in more than 50 deaths, the picture only grew murkier. In fact, the cult's treasurer insists that Luc Jouret, the supposed chief of the cult now sought by the Swiss police, lost the leadership position seven years ago and took three of its most prominent members--all apparently among the dead found in Switzerland--out of the cult with him a few years later.
WORLD
July 13, 2005 | Chris Kraul, Times Staff Writer
A year before the presidential election, this nation's oldest, most powerful party headed toward a destructive split resulting from the bitter enmity between its top leaders -- probable presidential nominee Roberto Madrazo and teachers union head Elba Esther Gordillo. Madrazo was to have resigned Tuesday as the Institutional Revolutionary Party's chief to campaign full time for next year's election. He would have been replaced by Gordillo under party rules.
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