July 18, 1990 |
Developer Bill L. Walters, who told a congressional committee in June that he was broke after defaulting on nearly $100 million in loans obtained from a Denver thrift with the help of Neil Bush, is now living in the lap of luxury here. In February, a trust for Walters' wife, Jacqueline, bought a $1.9-million gated estate near Newport Bay, according to county records reviewed by The Times.
September 14, 2000 |
Wen Ho Lee walked out of court a free man Wednesday after a federal judge repeatedly apologized for incarcerating him for nine months without trial and angrily rebuked the Clinton administration for its handling of a case that "embarrassed this entire nation." In a morning marked by high drama, laughter and tears of joy, the former Los Alamos nuclear weapon scientist agreed in thickly accented English to a negotiated deal that brings an abrupt end to the highly controversial case.
April 7, 2014 |
KABUL, Afghanistan - One year after a 25-year-old diplomat from the Chicago area was killed in a car bombing in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul remembered Anne Smedinghoff on Monday by reading poetry and releasing balloons in a courtyard that was named for her. “She was a truly remarkable young woman and friend,” U.S. Ambassador James B. Cunningham said in a solemn ceremony on a sun-splashed afternoon in Kabul. The River Forest, Ill., native is the only State Department diplomat to die in the 13-year war in Afghanistan.
September 3, 1989
The new president of Panama met with government officials to start forming a Cabinet after calling for better U.S. ties. However, provisional President Francisco Rodriguez ruled out elections until Washington lifts economic sanctions. In a speech before his first day in office, Rodriguez said he will lead Panama to "a new democracy as soon as American aggression ceases and the funds arbitrarily withheld by the United States government are returned."
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April 10, 1996 |
Alicia Feuchter, a junior at Fullerton Union High School, has been chosen to participate in Presidential Classroom, a leadership program in Washington. The program gives students from across the nation an opportunity to attend sessions of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, as well as briefings with a number of government organizations, including the Central Intelligence Agency. Feuchter, 16, will be in Washington from June 29 to July 6.
July 28, 1990 |
The Bush Administration on Friday sharply rejected Fidel Castro's sarcastic call for U.S. ships to come and pick up Cubans unhappy with his rule. Officials expressed worry about a possible wave of refugees if Cubans take Castro seriously. The State Department also said it has officially protested to Cuba for its accusing the United States of inciting dozens of Cubans to seek asylum in foreign embassies in Havana in recent days.