August 21, 1993 |
Irma Hadzimuratovic, the 5-year-old Bosnian girl whose plight spurred an emergency airlift from Sarajevo, was taken off the critical list for the first time Friday. But a spokeswoman at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children said Irma still has a long way to go. Irma is being treated for meningitis and for shrapnel injuries caused by a Serbian mortar round that killed her mother July 30.
August 11, 1995 |
For years, there was relatively little news about the case outside of Philadelphia. But recent weeks have found Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is facing death by lethal injection for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer, drawing a media spotlight. One that has widened in August. "I see this man's face everywhere," slain Officer Daniel Faulkner's widow, Maureen, lamented stonily on ABC's "Good Morning, America" Wednesday.
November 15, 1993 |
The United Nations rushed in doctors and soldiers Sunday to protect hundreds of disabled patients caught in a no-man's-land between Bosnian government forces and Croatian troops. A team of Danish and Canadian doctors and nurses was dispatched to two hospitals in the Fojnica area, 25 miles west of the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, after most of the regular staff fled.
May 23, 1993 |
His $580 May phone bill says it all: Zvonko Kutlesa may eat and sleep in Canoga Park, but his heart is in his war-torn homeland, the former Yugoslavia. At $1.60 a minute, he talks longingly to his pregnant wife, who returned to Croatia five months ago with their two children to practice medicine near the front lines. Kutlesa, 38, desperately wants to join her.
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May 12, 1993 |
Calabasas High School students wrapped up a six-day cookie and candy sale Tuesday, netting about $740 for war victims in Bosnia. "We cannot go out and fight, we cannot go out and rescue people on the battlefield," said Calabasas French teacher Elisabeth Boghosian, who helped organize the bake sale. "This is one small way we can do something for those victims."
August 11, 2000 |
A federal jury ordered Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to pay $745 million to a group of women who accused him of responsibility for killings, rapes, kidnappings, torture and other atrocities in their war-torn homeland. The verdict, coming after an eight-day trial in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, carries symbolic impact. The ability of the women to collect any money is in doubt. Karadzic is an international fugitive charged with genocide by a United Nations tribunal.
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December 26, 1993 |
Well, in a year that's ending with someone threatening to shoot Santa Claus right between the eyes, is there any reason to greet 1994 with anything short of total foreboding? Maybe I shouldn't be so quick to put a pessimistic spin on things. Like the NRA is fond of saying, it's all a matter of whether you see the clip as being half full or half empty. I'm searching for the slightest sign that our species has advanced itself during 1993.