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February 23, 1989 | CHARLES T. POWERS, Times Staff Writer
Seven young political dissidents were convicted of "hooliganism" and related charges here Wednesday, with one of the group's leaders sentenced to a year in jail and another to nine months. The other five were given suspended sentences of fines and jail terms of two to six months. The seven dissidents, representing the leadership of an emerging opposition among Czechoslovak youth, faced charges that grew out of their arrests in street demonstrations held here in January.
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February 23, 1989 | CHARLES T. POWERS, Times Staff Writer
Seven young political dissidents were convicted of "hooliganism" and related charges here Wednesday, with one of the group's leaders sentenced to a year in jail and another to nine months. The other five were given suspended sentences of fines and jail terms of two to six months. The seven dissidents, representing the leadership of an emerging opposition among Czechoslovak youth, faced charges that grew out of their arrests in street demonstrations held here in January.
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October 15, 1990 | From Associated Press
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev won the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize today for his decisive role in the dramatic rapprochement between East and West--leadership that helped end the Cold War, free the East Bloc and slow the arms race. In awarding the 59-year-old Soviet leader the $700,000 prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee also cited him for allowing greater openness in his homeland.
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April 10, 2000 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Yes, sometimes it seems Tiger Woods is the only golfer that TV or most newspapers care to follow. (Model headline: "Tiger Slips, Some Other Guy Wins Tournament.") Yes, he won't win every event or every major or maybe not even as many times in 2000 as Phil Mickelson or David Duval or Vijay Singh or any of the other vastly talented some other guys on the tour these days. Yes, Woods did not win the Masters for the third year in a row.
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June 27, 1990 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nelson Mandela may have fired the imaginations of thousands during his stay in the nation's capital, but he left members of Orange County's congressional delegation cold. Of the five conservative congressmen who represent the county, only Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Lomita) turned out Tuesday to hear Mandela, deputy president of the African National Congress, as he became the fourth private citizen ever to address a joint session of Congress. Reps. C. Christopher Cox (R-Newport Beach), Robert K.
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December 2, 1990 | SAUL PETT, Associated Press SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT
EDITOR'S NOTE What to make of that peril-prone punctuation, the hyphen? It both divides and unites. In the case of the Czecho-Slovak Republic, it did both at the same time. Now the French have chased it, like an unwanted ant, from pique-nique. Ignore the hyphen? Mais non! Take it seriously? Madness. A lingering look at the curious hyphen with a dash (which is different) of wit.
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November 21, 1989 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As many as 200,000 protesters marched through central Prague on Monday in an emotional groundswell of anti-government defiance that almost certainly signaled the end of Stalinism in Czechoslovakia. Demonstrations against the hard-line Communist regime of Milos Jakes also spread for the first time to large provincial cities, including Bratislava, Brno and Pilsen. Protesters moved through the capital shouting "Freedom, freedom!" as bastions of the hard-line Communist state began to crumble.
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May 6, 1992
Questionnaires were distributed to candidates in March. Answers have been edited to fit the available space. Business Environment Q:. Do you believe businesses are leaving California due to a hostile business environment? If yes, how would you make California more attractive to business? Hayden: There are not as many businesses leaving as the special-interest lobbyists claim. The big reasons we've lost 500,000 jobs are a national economic recession and inevitable defense cuts.
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