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February 21, 2000 | DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a land where women are prized for their quiet passivity, one of the world's most ruthless guerrilla groups is riding toward victory on the strength of its female fighters. The women of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, rebels waging a war for an independent homeland in this island nation, are emerging as the movement's most important weapon after thousands of men have died in battle.
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February 21, 2000 | DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a land where women are prized for their quiet passivity, one of the world's most ruthless guerrilla groups is riding toward victory on the strength of its female fighters. The women of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, rebels waging a war for an independent homeland in this island nation, are emerging as the movement's most important weapon after thousands of men have died in battle.
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September 29, 2000
DIVING Men, Synchronized Springboard * Gold--China (Xiao Hailiang; Xiong Ni); Silver--Russia (Alexandre Dobroskok; Dmitri Saoutine); Bronze--Australia (Robert Newbery; Dean Pullar) Women, Springboard * Gold--Fu Mingxia, China; Silver--Guo Jingjing, China; Bronze--Doerte Lindner, Germany Women, Synchronized Platform * Gold--China (Li Na; Sang Xue); Silver--Canada (Emilie Heymans; Anne Montminy); Bronze--Australia (Rebecca Gilmore; Loudy Tourky) EQUESTRIAN Team, Jumping * Gold--Germany (Ludger
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January 5, 2000 | TOM PLATE, Times contributing editor Tom Plate teaches at UCLA. The full text of his interview with Lee Kuan Yew is at the Web site of the Asia Pacific Media Network, http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu
Not so many years ago it was the Year of the Woman in U.S. politics; women were breaking into politics all over the place. For the first time, California had two women as U.S. senators and it seemed the issue of whether women could have it all was moot. They could, they should and they would. Even in Asia, thought of as a bastion of traditional values, there were stirrings in the Western direction. More and more, Asian women looked to be stepping out of the ancient mold.
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June 28, 1988 | KAREN NEWELL YOUNG
If you could see all the works at the Modern Museum of Art's current youth art exhibit in one glance, two items would command immediate attention: a wall of African masks made of seeds and beans and a bold watercolor called "The Cheerleaders" by an 11-year-old South African.
TRAVEL
December 19, 1993 | JANE WOOLDRIDGE, Wooldridge is assistant travel editor of the Miami Herald. and
I was heading to Hong Kong. Alone. On a budget. I'd never been there, didn't know anyone. I needed a hotel where I'd feel safe, that was clean and decent, that I could afford. My choice: the Y. Since that first Y visit 10 years ago, I've often stayed at YMCAs and YWCAs. (Yes, most are co-ed.) Some facilities have been basic--just a narrow cot in a bare room with linoleum floors and a bath down the hall. But others have been the equivalent of a Ramada or Holiday Inn: attractive carpeting, color TV, air conditioning, private bath with a marbled sink, international phone line, fax and currency exchange services.
NEWS
September 29, 2000 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So what was that playing out Thursday at Olympic Stadium? Day 6 of the Olympic track and field competition . . . or John Rocker Night? Where was the fine print that read: Bring your best racist comment to the meet, go home with an Olympic medal?
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