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December 12, 1990 | MIKE DOWNEY
When the Iraqi soldier stuck the machine gun under his chin, when his terrified wife wept, envisioning the horror of impending death or rape, when they hid together and discussed drowning their three beloved dogs out of fear that their barking might reveal their whereabouts to the soldiers, Jim Calvin believed that somehow they would get out of Kuwait alive.
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December 12, 1990 | MIKE DOWNEY
When the Iraqi soldier stuck the machine gun under his chin, when his terrified wife wept, envisioning the horror of impending death or rape, when they hid together and discussed drowning their three beloved dogs out of fear that their barking might reveal their whereabouts to the soldiers, Jim Calvin believed that somehow they would get out of Kuwait alive.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1987
An article in the Aug. 25 Valley edition, entitled "Police Explode Facsimile Bomb in Canoga Park," refers to the "consulate of the small Soviet state of Estonia." This designation is grossly erroneous. The Soviet Union forcibly and illegally occupied the independent Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania during World War II. The United States, Canada, Great Britain, Belgium, Switzerland, Costa Rica and most other countries have refused to recognize the Soviet annexations of the Baltic States.
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May 22, 1988
According to the United States Department of State, U.S. citizens are advised that terrorism is a serious problem in many parts of Peru, and visitors must exercise caution. However, popular tourist sites such as Cuzco, Machu Picchu and Iquitos are outside the most seriously affected areas. While jungle tourist sites such as Iquitos remain largely unaffected by terrorism or narcotics-related violence, tourists traveling through the jungle alone or in small groups may be at risk.
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March 10, 2002 | LAURA BLY
Already one of the most confusing elements of a travel purchase, trip cancellation and interruption insurance has become even more convoluted since Sept. 11--and a major consideration when you're faced with making large, nonrefundable payments long before departure. As consumer advocate Ed Perkins noted in a recent column for the travel site Smarter Living (www.smarterliving.com/columns/ed), "Before Sept. 11, many trip cancellation insurance policies included coverage for supplier failure.
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June 24, 1988 | Clipboard researched by Susan Greene and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Page designed by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
Country: Australia Passport Required: Yes Visa Required: Yes Shots Required: No Notes: Visitor visa valid up to five years, multiple entries, stays of six months. Transit visas not required for stay up to 72 hours. Information: (213) 380-0980 Country: Austria Passport Required: Yes Visa Required: No Shots Required: No Notes: No visa required for stay up to three months.
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June 24, 1988 | Clipboard researched by Susan Greene and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Page designed by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
Required documents vary from country to country, but you will need one or more of the following: a passport or other proof of citizenship, a visa or a tourist card. A few countries also require evidence that you have enough money for your trip and/or your continuing and return transportation tickets. PASSPORTS: -- U.S. citizens need passports to depart or enter the United States and to enter most foreign countries.
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August 21, 1998 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After almost two decades of U.S. frustration over the growing toll from international terrorism, the bold attacks Thursday on targets in Afghanistan and Sudan marked a major departure from past U.S. strategy. In the past, U.S. retaliation for terrorist attacks often came years after the fact, if at all. American officials usually focused their efforts on trying to bring terror suspects to trial in the United States.
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