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May 15, 1992 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A blast Thursday at a large arsenal in a densely populated district of Russia's Pacific port city of Vladivostok triggered thousands of other explosions, which thundered for hours and forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes in fear for their lives, officials and local reporters said. "It sounds and looks like the city has become the front in a war," Igor A. Kots, a correspondent for the national Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper, said by telephone from the scene.
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May 15, 1992 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A blast Thursday at a large arsenal in a densely populated district of Russia's Pacific port city of Vladivostok triggered thousands of other explosions, which thundered for hours and forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes in fear for their lives, officials and local reporters said. "It sounds and looks like the city has become the front in a war," Igor A. Kots, a correspondent for the national Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper, said by telephone from the scene.
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BUSINESS
October 20, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
New Alaska Air Route to Russia OKd: The airline said the Department of Transportation has granted it approval to offer service between Anchorage and Vladivostok, Russia. Alaska Airlines, a unit of Alaska Air Group Inc., said it is proposing two round-trip flights a week, beginning in late spring or early summer 1993. Alaska Airlines already serves two other cities in Russia's far east--Magadan and Khabarovsk.
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June 20, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Eight children were hospitalized with high fevers and skin eruptions after playing with smallpox vaccine they found at a garbage dump in Vladivostok, Russia, officials said. They said the children, ages 11 to 14, were not seriously ill and there was no risk of them catching smallpox. Police said the ampuls were found near a public health station and they surmised that the facility had not followed proper procedure in disposing of them.
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August 24, 1993 | Reuters
A caged bear attacked and killed its keeper over the weekend at a forestry reserve near Vladivostok in Russia's Far East, the Itar-Tass news agency said Monday. The male bear, normally tame and friendly, turned on the keeper as the man entered the cage to feed it. It was the second time a bear had killed a keeper in two years in the Orlinoye reserve.
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September 12, 2011 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
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March 14, 1993 | Associated Press
As expected, Peter Bird did some training to prepare for his attempt to row alone from Russia to San Francisco. But what is a little surprising is how he trained. He ate. Bird said his regimen primarily consisted of gaining weight because he will probably lose a great deal. Other than that, he said, he worked on psyching himself up. "It's really a mental process, the whole trip. It's about hanging in there," he said. Bird, 49, an Englishman, was scheduled to leave Sunday for Vladivostok, Russia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1993 | SUSAN BYRNES
He's only been here about a week, but Nickolay Belicov has already made up his mind. "I like America very much," the 10-year-old from Vladivostok, Russia, said during a respite from baseball practice at Meadow Oaks Camp in Calabasas this week. Nickolay is visiting the United States with Olga Kravchemko, 12, on a monthlong exchange program sponsored by Meadow Oaks School.
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July 4, 2001 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of this country's workhorse Tu-154 passenger airliners crashed near Siberia's Lake Baikal before dawn today, killing more than 140 people, officials said. It was the worst crash in Russia since the end of the Soviet Union a decade ago. Russian President Vladimir V. Putin immediately ordered a high-level investigation into the crash of the Vladivostokavia airline plane, and Deputy Prime Minister Ilya I. Klebanov was named to chair the inquiry commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2010 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Andy Albeck, a former longtime United Artists executive whose tenure as president and chief executive in the late 1970s and early '80s was clouded by the high-profile failure of the epic western "Heaven's Gate," has died. He was 89. Albeck died of heart failure Sept. 29 at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, said his son, Johannes. In a 30-year career at United Artists that included serving as president of UA's broadcasting division and senior vice president of operations, Albeck was appointed the company's president and chief executive in 1978.
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