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December 13, 1988 | KATHLEEN HENDRIX, Times Staff Writer
In the category of social notes from all over, mark your calendars for an event that even former New York Parks Commissioner Tom Hoving, creator of some of the wildest '60s "Happenings" in Central Park, could not have thought up: The Statue of Liberty of New York and the statue of Christopher Columbus of Barcelona are going to get married. They've set the date, early 1992, to coincide with the 500th anniversary later that year, on Oct. 12, of you know what.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2001
President Bush announced Wednesday that he will nominate Orange County businessman George Argyros, 64, as U.S. ambassador to Spain. "George Argyros is a leader in his community who has been active in numerous civic, cultural and philanthropic organizations," Bush said in a statement released by the White House. "His experience in trade policy and foreign affairs, as well as his interest in education and the arts, will make him an excellent ambassador to Spain."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2001
President Bush announced Wednesday that he will nominate Orange County businessman George Argyros, 64, as U.S. ambassador to Spain. "George Argyros is a leader in his community who has been active in numerous civic, cultural and philanthropic organizations," Bush said in a statement released by the White House. "His experience in trade policy and foreign affairs, as well as his interest in education and the arts, will make him an excellent ambassador to Spain."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2001 | JEAN O. PASCO and ANN CONWAY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Orange County businessman George Argyros and his wife, Judie, leave for Virginia next month to attend a two-week school run by the State Department for new ambassadors and their spouses. That's because President Bush announced Wednesday that he will nominate Argyros, 64, to become "Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Spain."
NEWS
April 25, 2001 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wealthy Orange County businessman George Argyros' appointment as U.S. ambassador to Spain could come from the White House as early as today, sources told The Times. If Argyros is confirmed by the Senate, it would mean the departure from Orange County of the most visible and aggressive supporter for the county's most contentious public works project: building a commercial airport at the closed El Toro Marine base.
NEWS
October 14, 1990 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the peak of the American flood of men and arms into the Persian Gulf, U.S. military jets landed at bases in Spain every two or three minutes. Serviced and refueled, the planes took off again to neighborhood complaints about noise, national ambivalence over their presence, and an unprecedented commitment by Spain's Socialist government to their mission.
NEWS
January 21, 1991 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A huge hand-drawn poster stretches across a wall inside the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Bellaterra these days. It displays a caricature of Saddam Hussein and a cartoon of Uncle Sam and proclaims, "Neither Saddam nor Uncle Sam. Students for Peace." The university is a hotbed of peace protest now and thus hardly representative of public opinion in Spain.
NEWS
June 5, 1988
The Italian Cabinet approved a proposal to relocate 72 U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter planes to Italy from Spain, which has asked that they be moved in three years. The decision, announced by Prime Minister Ciriaco De Mita's coalition government, must be approved by Parliament, where it will run into strong left-wing opposition. North Atlantic Treaty Organization defense ministers agreed in principle last month to rebase the 401st Tactical Fighter Wing in Italy.
NEWS
January 15, 1988
U.S. officials in Washington said that the Reagan Administration has decided after protracted negotiations to bow to Spanish demands and withdraw 72 U.S. fighter jets from a base outside Madrid. The move is the first unilateral reduction of U.S. forces ordered by a European ally since France closed bases in 1966 and withdrew militarily from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
NEWS
April 25, 2001 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wealthy Orange County businessman George Argyros' appointment as U.S. ambassador to Spain could come from the White House as early as today, sources told The Times. If Argyros is confirmed by the Senate, it would mean the departure from Orange County of the most visible and aggressive supporter for the county's most contentious public works project: building a commercial airport at the closed El Toro Marine base.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2001 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wealthy Orange County businessman George Argyros' appointment as U.S. ambassador to Spain is imminent and could come from the White House as early as today, sources told The Times. If Argyros is confirmed by the Senate, it would mean the departure from Orange County of the most visible and aggressive supporter for the county's most contentious public works project: building a commercial airport at the closed El Toro Marine base.
BUSINESS
July 6, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Europe to Seek New U.S. Trade Accords: The European Union, its relations with the United States strained by trade disputes, has begun efforts to forge new transatlantic ties. Spanish officials said this week that a top priority of their six-month EU presidency, which began Saturday, is to seek a trade accord with the United States.
NEWS
February 1, 1991 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a recent interview, a Spanish journalist had a truculent question for Jorge Semprun, the renowned screenwriter who is Spain's minister of culture: "How does it feel, as an intellectual, to work as a minister for a government involved in the Gulf War?"
NEWS
January 21, 1991 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A huge hand-drawn poster stretches across a wall inside the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Bellaterra these days. It displays a caricature of Saddam Hussein and a cartoon of Uncle Sam and proclaims, "Neither Saddam nor Uncle Sam. Students for Peace." The university is a hotbed of peace protest now and thus hardly representative of public opinion in Spain.
NEWS
January 16, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
The United States will reluctantly withdraw 72 F-16 jet fighter planes from Spain within three years under an agreement announced Friday, a move that Pentagon officials said would "leave a hole" in the defense of southern Europe that will not be filled any time soon. The United States is removing the planes--which constitute the 401st Tactical Fighter Wing--at the insistence of Spanish Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez, who was fulfilling a domestic political pledge to reduce the highly visible U.
NEWS
October 14, 1990 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the peak of the American flood of men and arms into the Persian Gulf, U.S. military jets landed at bases in Spain every two or three minutes. Serviced and refueled, the planes took off again to neighborhood complaints about noise, national ambivalence over their presence, and an unprecedented commitment by Spain's Socialist government to their mission.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 1990 | LEON WHITESON
Expo '92, the major world's fair planned for Seville, Spain, will celebrate the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America--and it looks like the United States of America will not be represented. Money for the $30-million Seville U.S. pavilion, designed by a Los Angeles team led by architects Barton Myers Associates, has been cut from the federal budget.
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