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February 10, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Jody Williams, joint winner of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize, said she will keep her $500,000 share of the prize money but that she plans to step down as head of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, the organization with which she shared the prize. Williams, 47, said she will use the money to fund her continued work with the organization and to write a book about the success of the campaign.
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October 10, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris brought their country hits to the nation's capital, hoping to pressure political leaders to ban land mines and generate awareness about the needs of victims. The Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation sponsored the concert to aid the Campaign for a Landmine Free World at Constitution Hall. Almost a year ago, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, an effort financed by the veterans foundation, received the Nobel Peace Prize.
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January 8, 2006 | From Reuters
Land mines and other unexploded ordnance threaten one in five Iraqi communities and will have to be cleaned up before the country can get back on its feet, a U.S.-based group said Friday. A survey of 10,049 communities conducted by the Washington-based Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation found that 2,029 were contaminated by mines and other explosive munitions, the group reported.
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August 2, 2005 | From Associated Press
Italian police seized 215,000 doses of prohibited substances as they broke up a ring that supplied steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs to customers around the world, including American soldiers in Iraq, a police official said Monday. The U.S.
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December 24, 1987 | DAVID JOHNSTON, Times Staff Writer
In a move that could affect charities that depend on money earned from thrift stores, the City of Los Angeles has ordered two second-hand shops to stop violating a state law or stop soliciting donations. In letters sent Dec. 11 but made public Tuesday, the city Social Services Department declared that both stores violate a state law that prohibits charities from hiring independent contractors to solicit donations of used clothing and household goods and to then resell them.
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December 24, 1987 | DAVID JOHNSTON, Times Staff Writer
In a move that could affect charities that depend on money earned from thrift stores, the City of Los Angeles has ordered two second-hand shops to stop violating a state law or stop soliciting donations. In letters sent Dec. 11 but made public Tuesday, the city Social Services Department declared that both stores violate a state law that prohibits charities from hiring independent contractors to solicit donations of used clothing and household goods and to then resell them.
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December 6, 1999 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
You know that a concert is on a roll when even the "commercials" are engaging. Early in the Concert for a Landmine Free World on Friday at El Camino College's Marsee Auditorium, Emmylou Harris made a brief but touching plea for audience members to buy some of the colorful scarves on sale in the lobby. They were made by Cambodian women who lost limbs in land mine explosions.
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December 19, 1997 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten months ago, the new U.S. ambassador to Vietnam told American businesspeople here that one of his top priorities was getting a key obstacle to normalized economic relations between Vietnam and the United States lifted by year's end. On hearing Ambassador Douglas "Pete" Peterson's comment, one businessman rolled his eyes and muttered, "Wait until he hits reality." On Thursday, the beleaguered U.S.
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April 24, 2005 | Rone Tempest, Times Staff Writer
Friends from around the world joined townspeople here Saturday to mourn the loss of a young California woman whose campaign to document civilian deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan helped spur Congress to provide millions of dollars in relief for victims of American military actions. "Marla Ruzicka demonstrated that an individual can make a profound difference in the world," said Bobby Muller, chairman of the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation. He was one of a parade of speakers that included U.
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October 14, 1997 | ROBERT SCHEER, Robert Scheer is a Times contributing editor. E-mail: rscheer@aol.com
Maybe she shouldn't have called him a "weenie." After all, he is the president of the United States, and Jody Williams, the land mine crusader, is now a Nobel Laureate. But her outrage is fully justified. Bill Clinton is the leading opponent of the Ottawa treaty to ban land mines, which kill or maim 26,000 people a year, 87% of them innocent civilians. It is expected to be signed by 100 countries in December.
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