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August 28, 1992 | Associated Press
A maker of sports trading cards said it will introduce a line of Elvis Presley cards in October. Major League Marketing Inc. said the 660 glossy pictures on the cards will span the period from the King's "Hound Dog" days as a gyrating teen idol to the twilight of his career as a flashy Las Vegas showman. Elvis fans are already reaching for their wallets. Company President Dan Shedrick said retail orders are double the original projections.
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August 30, 2013 | By Paul Richter
WASHINGTON - Iranian newspapers are reporting that a visit to Tehran this week by the leader of the Persian Gulf state of Oman was aimed at beginning quiet talks between the United States and the Islamic Republic. One of the newspapers, the daily Khorasan, said Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who has long sought to become an intermediary between the two countries, brought a proposal that Iran might be readmitted to an international money-transfer system if it agreed to reduce its uranium enrichment activities.
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September 11, 2009 | Maria De Cristofaro, De Cristofaro is a special correspondent.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has spent a lot of time this week talking about one of his favorite subjects: Silvio Berlusconi. On Thursday, he called himself the best prime minister "that Italy has had in its 150-year history." Earlier in the week, he proclaimed, "The majority of Italians in their hearts would like to be like me, and see themselves in me and in how I behave." Giovanni Sartori is a preeminent Italian political scientist and columnist for the newspaper Corriere della Sera.
WORLD
May 8, 2013 | By Alex Rodriguez
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Imran Khan, the former cricket star who heads up one of the leading parties in national elections set for Saturday, suffered three fractured vertebrae and a broken rib in a fall in the eastern city of Lahore this week and probably will not be able to return to campaigning, doctors and party leaders said Wednesday. Khan, 60, and three of his security guards were being lifted up by a forklift to a rally stage in Lahore on Tuesday when they fell about 15 feet, officials said.
FOOD
October 25, 2000 | CHARLES PERRY
The world has forgotten about lauzi^naj, but for centuries it was a gourmet passion in the Middle East--the pinnacle of gastronomic delight. It consisted of rose-scented almond paste wrapped in a paper-thin crepe; often it was stored in almond oil (this was known as "drowned" lauzi^naj). It had been considered the ideal pastry at the 6th century Persian court, the only sweet suitable for eating at all seasons. After the Muslims conquered Iran, lauzi^naj conquered the Muslims.
NEWS
June 2, 1987 | United Press International
The Sultan of Brunei is asking for the return of his $10 million, which mistakenly went to a Swiss businessman instead of Nicaraguan contra rebels, a Geneva magistrate said today. Magistrate Vladimir Stemberger, who froze the funds when the case was disclosed last month, said the sultan asked for his money through the Zurich branch of Citibank. "A formal written demand from the sultan is following," Stemberger said.
NEWS
May 15, 1987 | WILLIAM C. REMPEL, Times Staff Writer
Control of Adnan Khashoggi's prized yacht, the Nabila, has been seized by the Sultan of Brunei for nonpayment of a $50-million loan, The Times has learned, in the latest in a series of financial setbacks bedeviling the Saudi Arabian businessman who was a key middleman in U.S.-Iran arms deals last year. It also has been confirmed that Khashoggi's luxury DC-8 jetliner has been grounded by litigation over a $15-million loan he defaulted on last year.
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September 29, 1998 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Palm Springs neurologist was ordered Monday to provide 3,000 hours of free medical care to residents of a poor urban neighborhood as punishment for bilking Medicare out of $120,000. Dr. Isaac Sultan could have received up to 21 months in prison under a plea agreement with prosecutors, but Los Angeles federal Judge Dickran Tevrizian said "warehousing" him in prison for that length of time would serve no useful purpose.
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October 1, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Osman Ertugrul Osmanoglu, 97, the eldest member of the former Ottoman dynasty, died of kidney failure Sept. 23 at an Istanbul hospital, Turkey's Culture Ministry said. Osmanoglu was the last surviving grandson of an Ottoman sultan and regarded as the head of the living members of the dynasty. Osmanoglu would eventually have become its sultan but for the establishment of the Turkish Republic in 1923 after the collapse of the Ottoman dynasty and the exile of its members to Europe. Osmanoglu moved to New York City in 1933 and was married to Zeynep Tarzi, an exiled member of the Afghan royal family.
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November 21, 1993 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So was it a meeting? A summit? A forum? A group? Just what is this Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC for short? "Four adjectives in search of a noun," said Gareth Evans, Australian minister for foreign affairs. * Call it what you will, it was the most important international gathering on the West Coast since the United Nations was organized in San Francisco in 1945.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2012 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art finally has fulfilled the vision it had for its biggest foray into Islamic art - a goal thwarted until now by the government of the Russian Federation. The only problem is that Angelenos would have to travel more than 8,000 miles to see it. In "Gifts of the Sultan: the Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts," now on view in Doha, the capital of Qatar, art that Islamic rulers had sent long ago to the czarist courts are finally on display - courtesy of the State Hermitage Museum and National Library of Russia inSt.
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June 5, 2011 | By Michael J. Ybarra, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The Mogul emperor Shah Jahan sits cross-legged, in three-quarters profile, wearing a magnificent purple robe, jewels draped around his neck, a gold cloth wrapped around his head. His fine features are set off by a full beard and a slight smile. The emperor, who ruled India for 30 years and built the Taj Mahal, sits in the center of a busy painting, a constellation of supplicants swirling around him like planets orbiting a star. The small but lovely picture, no bigger than a laptop screen, depicts the Persian Ambassador Muhammad Ali Beg offering tribute to Shah Jahan.
WORLD
March 14, 2011 | By David S. Cloud, Los Angeles Times
— Police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of anti-government demonstrators blocking access to the financial district of Bahrain's capital on Sunday, as sectarian tension escalated in this tiny island kingdom. The clashes began early Sunday after protesters set up barricades across a main road into downtown Manama and turned away motorists headed for work. Dozens of policemen in riot gear forced the demonstrators back in a series of clashes over two hours, witnesses said.
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January 25, 2011 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
A retired Pakistani intelligence agent regarded as an architect behind the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan died after being held hostage by militants for 10 months, though officials in northwestern Pakistan said they had yet to determine whether his captors killed him or he died of natural causes. Sultan Amir Tarar, known throughout Pakistan as Colonel Imam, was kidnapped by militants last spring along with another former Pakistani spy, Khalid Khawaja, and a British television journalist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2009 | Valerie J. Nelson
Larry Sultan, a prominent fine art photographer who repeatedly reached back to the San Fernando Valley of his youth to lyrically explore the dark side of the suburbs and the American dream, has died. He was 63. Sultan died Sunday of cancer at his home in Greenbrae, Calif., said Rebecca Boucher, his sister-in-law. "He has been such an influential figure, not only regionally but internationally," said Britt Salvesen, curator of photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "He was a really intelligent exporter of ideas about California and about photography . . . a significant thinker as well as an image maker," she said.
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October 1, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Osman Ertugrul Osmanoglu, 97, the eldest member of the former Ottoman dynasty, died of kidney failure Sept. 23 at an Istanbul hospital, Turkey's Culture Ministry said. Osmanoglu was the last surviving grandson of an Ottoman sultan and regarded as the head of the living members of the dynasty. Osmanoglu would eventually have become its sultan but for the establishment of the Turkish Republic in 1923 after the collapse of the Ottoman dynasty and the exile of its members to Europe. Osmanoglu moved to New York City in 1933 and was married to Zeynep Tarzi, an exiled member of the Afghan royal family.
SPORTS
March 8, 1991 | KIM Q. BERKSHIRE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It had been two years since Santana's Stephanie Thompson had been singled out to guard a player who stood a good seven inches taller then her own 5-foot-10 frame. Thursday night in a Southern California Regional Division III semifinal, she was bitterly reminded. Visiting Lompoc (25-3) turned back Santana, 65-58, after the Sultan's most successful season to date ended with lots of tears, and the haunting image of 6-5 Nicki Manzo batting away Santana's shots like annoying flies.
WORLD
May 8, 2013 | By Alex Rodriguez
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Imran Khan, the former cricket star who heads up one of the leading parties in national elections set for Saturday, suffered three fractured vertebrae and a broken rib in a fall in the eastern city of Lahore this week and probably will not be able to return to campaigning, doctors and party leaders said Wednesday. Khan, 60, and three of his security guards were being lifted up by a forklift to a rally stage in Lahore on Tuesday when they fell about 15 feet, officials said.
WORLD
September 11, 2009 | Maria De Cristofaro, De Cristofaro is a special correspondent.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has spent a lot of time this week talking about one of his favorite subjects: Silvio Berlusconi. On Thursday, he called himself the best prime minister "that Italy has had in its 150-year history." Earlier in the week, he proclaimed, "The majority of Italians in their hearts would like to be like me, and see themselves in me and in how I behave." Giovanni Sartori is a preeminent Italian political scientist and columnist for the newspaper Corriere della Sera.
WORLD
September 8, 2009 | Ned Parker and Caesar Ahmed, Ahmed is a Times staff writer.
This night at the Hunting Club, Qassim Sultan doesn't come on till 1 a.m. Because he wants life to be like the old days. He wants people to dance till 5 in the morning. He just has to stand on the stage and they move for him, the way they did at parties on cruise boats down the Tigris River before the war. In the crowd, women who look like Bettie Page, all jet-black hair and thick blue eye shadow, dance with men in double-breasted khaki suits. A chain of couples swing their hands high and kick their feet, grinning giddily, perhaps slightly tipsy from the beers and whiskeys at their tables.
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