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September 10, 1990 | RICHARD E. MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A rebel group Sunday captured President Samuel K. Doe of Liberia, a State Department official said, adding that U.S. observers believe Doe was wounded during a fierce gun battle in Monrovia. "Our embassy has confirmed that he was captured," said the official, who asked not to be identified. Reports reaching Washington said that Doe was taken into custody by rebel Prince Yormie Johnson, who declared himself in charge of Liberia. The reports said Doe was wounded in both legs.
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September 27, 1998 | Associated Press
The government here allowed a fugitive former warlord to be airlifted from the U.S. Embassy to ease the strain on U.S.-Liberian relations, President Charles Taylor said Saturday. One day after Roosevelt Johnson was flown out of the seaside American compound under heavy guard, Taylor told reporters that Johnson--his main rival--was not worth the price of a diplomatic standoff.
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September 27, 1998 | Associated Press
The government here allowed a fugitive former warlord to be airlifted from the U.S. Embassy to ease the strain on U.S.-Liberian relations, President Charles Taylor said Saturday. One day after Roosevelt Johnson was flown out of the seaside American compound under heavy guard, Taylor told reporters that Johnson--his main rival--was not worth the price of a diplomatic standoff.
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September 25, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The United States plans to fly Liberia's fugitive former warlord, Roosevelt Johnson, to Freetown in Sierra Leone today to end a stand-off that began over the weekend when he took refuge in the U.S. Embassy. President Charles Taylor's spokesman said the government will not stand in the way of Washington flying out Johnson, whom Taylor accuses of treason.
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July 7, 1990
Ever since Bush said the "T" word, the poor, the elderly, and especially the middle-class have started bracing themselves for another heavy hit they expect on their taxes and benefits. Here are a few of the ways to even the burden: 1. Roll back the pay raise for congressmen recently implemented. Rescind the pay raise for senators which is scheduled to kick in after the elections. 2.
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July 1, 1990 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration on Saturday urged Liberia's besieged President Samuel K. Doe to relinquish power to an interim government that could schedule early elections and end a bloody civil war. State Department spokeswoman Margaret Tutwiler encouraged Doe's government and the rebel forces led by Charles Taylor to cooperate with mediation efforts by the Economic Community of West African States.
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July 20, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Liberian rebels launched what appeared to be a major offensive about three miles from downtown Monrovia, the nation's capital, witnesses said. Travelers from the Loganville section of Monrovia reported large numbers of government casualties. The fighting was near the Bong iron ore mines' railway station, the witnesses added. The station is the closest the rebels have yet come to the city center after a 10-day lull in the seven-month-old civil war.
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September 24, 1990 | Associated Press
Two rival Liberian rebel commanders will meet Friday for U.S.-brokered peace talks aimed at ending that country's nine-month civil war, officials from the West African Economic Community said Sunday. Rebel leader Charles Taylor and his former ally Prince Johnson will meet in Freetown, Sierra Leone, for talks that U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Herman Cohen arranged with the two men last week, according to the officials. A cease-fire has been in place since Saturday.
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November 17, 1988
Two Americans jailed by Liberia for four months for their alleged role in a coup attempt last July were freed after President Samuel K. Doe ordered the charges dropped. Former Army Sgt. James Henry Bush, 40, a Vietnam War veteran from Raleigh, N.C., and William Elmer Curtis, 45, of Jersey City, N.J., said they plan to return to the United States today.
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May 4, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
The United States toughened its stance on Liberia, announcing that Charles Taylor and other warlords will be barred from U.S. shores if they refuse to engage in peace talks. State Department spokesman Nicholas Burns also said Washington will consider other penalties if factional leaders do not try to halt the killing in Monrovia and attend a summit on the crisis set for next week in Ghana. Meanwhile, a U.S.
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May 4, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
The United States toughened its stance on Liberia, announcing that Charles Taylor and other warlords will be barred from U.S. shores if they refuse to engage in peace talks. State Department spokesman Nicholas Burns also said Washington will consider other penalties if factional leaders do not try to halt the killing in Monrovia and attend a summit on the crisis set for next week in Ghana. Meanwhile, a U.S.
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September 11, 1991 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush urged the leader of Senegal on Tuesday to dispatch a military force to Liberia and agreed to help pay its costs in the hope of ending the bloody, prolonged civil war there. The new plan to forge peace from chaos in Liberia rests on the belief that rebel leader Charles Taylor might agree to halt fighting if a truce were guaranteed by Senegalese troops.
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September 24, 1990 | Associated Press
Two rival Liberian rebel commanders will meet Friday for U.S.-brokered peace talks aimed at ending that country's nine-month civil war, officials from the West African Economic Community said Sunday. Rebel leader Charles Taylor and his former ally Prince Johnson will meet in Freetown, Sierra Leone, for talks that U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Herman Cohen arranged with the two men last week, according to the officials. A cease-fire has been in place since Saturday.
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September 10, 1990 | RICHARD E. MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A rebel group Sunday captured President Samuel K. Doe of Liberia, a State Department official said, adding that U.S. observers believe Doe was wounded during a fierce gun battle in Monrovia. "Our embassy has confirmed that he was captured," said the official, who asked not to be identified. Reports reaching Washington said that Doe was taken into custody by rebel Prince Yormie Johnson, who declared himself in charge of Liberia. The reports said Doe was wounded in both legs.
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July 26, 1990 | From Reuters
Liberian rebels closing in on the final stronghold of President Samuel K. Doe waded across a swamp Wednesday to attack Monrovia's Spriggs-Payne airfield, the capital's last transportation link with the outside world. Unlike Robertsfield International Airport, which was captured by rebels several weeks ago, Spriggs-Payne can take only small planes but was in use until Tuesday.
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July 22, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Liberian President Samuel K. Doe expelled the U.S. military attache Saturday, accusing him of providing support to rebels seeking to overthrow the government. Also Saturday, the rebel troops fought pitched battles with government soldiers close to the center of Monrovia, Liberia's capital. Witnesses reported heavy government casualties but gave no figures. In Washington, the State Department confirmed that Col.
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September 25, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The United States plans to fly Liberia's fugitive former warlord, Roosevelt Johnson, to Freetown in Sierra Leone today to end a stand-off that began over the weekend when he took refuge in the U.S. Embassy. President Charles Taylor's spokesman said the government will not stand in the way of Washington flying out Johnson, whom Taylor accuses of treason.
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July 26, 1990 | From Reuters
Liberian rebels closing in on the final stronghold of President Samuel K. Doe waded across a swamp Wednesday to attack Monrovia's Spriggs-Payne airfield, the capital's last transportation link with the outside world. Unlike Robertsfield International Airport, which was captured by rebels several weeks ago, Spriggs-Payne can take only small planes but was in use until Tuesday.
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July 21, 1990 | From Associated Press
Rebels overran most of northern Monrovia on Friday, pushing several hundred remaining government troops into a narrow strip of land on both sides of President Samuel K. Doe's executive mansion. Witnesses reported many government casualties, and shipping sources said two Liberian coast guard cutters were sunk in the port by gunfire. The rebels, led by former Doe aide Charles Taylor, captured Monrovia's 2-square-mile port area in the northern suburb of Bushrod Island.
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July 20, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Liberian rebels launched what appeared to be a major offensive about three miles from downtown Monrovia, the nation's capital, witnesses said. Travelers from the Loganville section of Monrovia reported large numbers of government casualties. The fighting was near the Bong iron ore mines' railway station, the witnesses added. The station is the closest the rebels have yet come to the city center after a 10-day lull in the seven-month-old civil war.
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