May 16, 2013 |
JERUSALEM -- Thousands of young ultra-Orthodox men protested Thursday night against a government proposal to, for the first time, draft them into the military. More than 20,000 protesters gathered at an Israel Defense Forces recruiting office in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem. Some threw stones at police and set garbage cans on fire, according to a police spokesman. Others carried signs condemning government “edicts” and saying, “Your fate is in your hands.” “We say 'no' to the enlistment of yeshiva students, even if all of us will be forced to go to jail en masse," protest spokesman Pini Rosenberg told the Israeli news website Ynet.
July 19, 2000
UltraLink, a Costa Mesa provider of health plan management services, completed its merger with IBenefits Inc., an El Segundo provider of Web-based employee benefits. Financial terms were not disclosed. All employees of the two companies are expected to retain their jobs, the companies said Tuesday.
March 26, 2004 |
Shares of Ultra Clean Holdings Inc. of Menlo Park, Calif., which makes equipment for computer chip manufacturers, rose modestly in their trading debut Thursday. The stock (ticker symbol: UCTT) closed at $7.50, up 50 cents, or 7%, from the initial public offering price for the 6 million shares sold. Ultra Clean makes systems that deploy gases used in semiconductor-manufacturing. It reported net income of $180,000 on revenue of $77.5 million last year.
January 31, 1994 |
Senate candidate and Iran-Contra scandal figure Oliver L. North on Sunday charged that an "arrogant army of ultra-feminists" dominates U.S. politics. North, who is campaigning for the GOP nomination in Virginia, also said any President has a right to conceal covert actions from Congress.
May 25, 1996 |
Ultra-Orthodox Jews returning from prayers for the Shavuot holiday rioted in Arab areas of the city on Friday, smashing cars and overturning stands. In keeping with the holiday's tradition, thousands of Jews worshiped all night Thursday at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest shrine. When the prayer sessions ended on Friday morning, several hundred worshipers turned on Arab residents of Jerusalem's walled Old City, smashing several cars and overturning produce stalls.
April 13, 1995 |
We could understand why Forrest Gump went running and running and running: He had an IQ of 75 and didn't know much better. But male and female ultra runners are seemingly normal in every way--except for an uncontrollable urge to run 30 miles before breakfast. At least they don't sit on park benches eating from a box of chocolates. In this week's Centerpiece, staff writer Ken McAlpine examines these highly motivated athletes and finds out what makes them run so far with nobody chasing them.
September 26, 1987 |
Toshiba America stole some of rival Compaq Computer's thunder Friday, announcing the nation's first portable personal computer using an ultra-fast microprocessor chip from Intel. Compaq, which has been developing its own laptop microcomputer using the new Intel 80386 chip, is expected to make its announcement Tuesday. Toshiba's computer, the T5100, will be assembled at the company's Irvine plant from parts made mostly in Japan. Toshiba opened the $35-million Irvine facility last spring.
November 17, 1990 |
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir expanded his ruling coalition Friday by signing on an ultra-Orthodox Jewish party with promises of stricter religious laws that include outlawing the sale of pork. The agreement with the Agudat Israel party gives greater stability to Shamir's 5-month-old, right-wing government. But it also threatens to reopen old wounds between ultra-religious Jews who want biblical law enforced by the state and the secular majority, which fears religious coercion.
December 24, 1988 |
There's no dispute over the sound quality of the two new "Ultra Rare Trax" collection of Beatles session outtakes. Everyone agrees it's excellent. But there is debate over the legality of the packages, which are being sold for between $40 and $60 at a few stores around town.