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October 1, 1999 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Miroslawa Glowacka, a nurse who is angry about hospital reforms, says she wouldn't bother to journey to Warsaw to join protests if her grievances could be solved by administrators in her central Polish city of Lodz. But the only way to win better working conditions--and improve patient care--is to get the national government to revise its health reform policies, she says.
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March 4, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Pope Benedict XVI has named a new archbishop of Warsaw, the Polish Episcopate said Saturday, filling a post from which the predecessor resigned after admitting he had cooperated with the communist-era secret police. Kazimierz Nycz, the 57-year-old bishop of Koszalin-Kolobrzeg in northern Poland, replaces Stanislaw Wielgus, who abruptly stepped down Jan. 7 at what was to be his installation Mass. Nycz is seen as holding an impeccable record under communism.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2005 | From Associated Press
An austere Nordic design in glass and limestone was chosen Thursday for Warsaw's new Jewish museum -- a rectangular building with a jagged passageway. The Museum of the History of Polish Jews, due to open in 2008, will depict Jewish life, which flourished for eight centuries in Poland before it was virtually wiped out under Nazi occupation.
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November 5, 2006 | Christy Quirk, special to The Times
Mention to Polish friends that you're headed over to Warsaw's Praga neighborhood and their eyes will get wide, as though you suggested wandering the Bronx alone at night with $100 bills taped to your jacket. "Why would you do that? It's full of thieves! Surely, you will be mugged." A typical and somewhat understandable response given that for many years Praga was one of the city's rougher neighborhoods and considered the Bronx of Warsaw. Not anymore.
NEWS
August 28, 1990 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lazienki Park is a civic treasure nestled amid the postwar Communist concrete of Warsaw. For the past 18 years, Urszula Maciejewska, a diminutive woman with short red hair and enormous energy, has worked as a conservationist in the park and now heads a staff of 40. They are largely devoted to caring for the park's magnificent trees, some of which, at least in age and size, are thought to be unique in Europe.
WORLD
March 4, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Pope Benedict XVI has named a new archbishop of Warsaw, the Polish Episcopate said Saturday, filling a post from which the predecessor resigned after admitting he had cooperated with the communist-era secret police. Kazimierz Nycz, the 57-year-old bishop of Koszalin-Kolobrzeg in northern Poland, replaces Stanislaw Wielgus, who abruptly stepped down Jan. 7 at what was to be his installation Mass. Nycz is seen as holding an impeccable record under communism.
WORLD
May 1, 2003 | Ela Kasprzycka, Times Staff Writer
Hundreds gathered here in the sun Wednesday to remember those of the city's Jewish ghetto who in April 1943 led a desperate revolt against the overwhelming Nazi forces. Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski and his Israeli counterpart, Moshe Katzav, laid wreaths at the imposing black granite monument commemorating the Warsaw ghetto heroes. One was made of white and red flowers, and the other of white and blue, the national colors respectively of Poland and Israel.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2006 | Adam Gorlick, Associated Press
Some of the images seem almost mundane: a photograph of hunched women picking cabbage; essays scrawled in the handwriting of schoolchildren; posters advertising a summertime performance of the Jewish Symphony Orchestra. But their everyday appearance is undercut by stories of exceptional horror. The fertile cabbage field became a mass grave site. The words written by a 14-year-old describe the desperate cries for food he hears on the street.
TRAVEL
October 23, 2005 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
THE Barbakan area of this city's Old Town teems with antique splendor: church spires, gingerbread houses, brick towers, even a nearby drawbridge. But tonight the members of a 4-year-old dance collective named Bretoncaffe are throwing themselves against the walls in "Slam," a free, outdoor performance that depicts trapped energy curdling into fierce aggression.
TRAVEL
November 5, 2006 | Christy Quirk, special to The Times
Mention to Polish friends that you're headed over to Warsaw's Praga neighborhood and their eyes will get wide, as though you suggested wandering the Bronx alone at night with $100 bills taped to your jacket. "Why would you do that? It's full of thieves! Surely, you will be mugged." A typical and somewhat understandable response given that for many years Praga was one of the city's rougher neighborhoods and considered the Bronx of Warsaw. Not anymore.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2006 | Adam Gorlick, Associated Press
Some of the images seem almost mundane: a photograph of hunched women picking cabbage; essays scrawled in the handwriting of schoolchildren; posters advertising a summertime performance of the Jewish Symphony Orchestra. But their everyday appearance is undercut by stories of exceptional horror. The fertile cabbage field became a mass grave site. The words written by a 14-year-old describe the desperate cries for food he hears on the street.
TRAVEL
October 23, 2005 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
THE Barbakan area of this city's Old Town teems with antique splendor: church spires, gingerbread houses, brick towers, even a nearby drawbridge. But tonight the members of a 4-year-old dance collective named Bretoncaffe are throwing themselves against the walls in "Slam," a free, outdoor performance that depicts trapped energy curdling into fierce aggression.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2005 | From Associated Press
An austere Nordic design in glass and limestone was chosen Thursday for Warsaw's new Jewish museum -- a rectangular building with a jagged passageway. The Museum of the History of Polish Jews, due to open in 2008, will depict Jewish life, which flourished for eight centuries in Poland before it was virtually wiped out under Nazi occupation.
WORLD
May 1, 2003 | Ela Kasprzycka, Times Staff Writer
Hundreds gathered here in the sun Wednesday to remember those of the city's Jewish ghetto who in April 1943 led a desperate revolt against the overwhelming Nazi forces. Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski and his Israeli counterpart, Moshe Katzav, laid wreaths at the imposing black granite monument commemorating the Warsaw ghetto heroes. One was made of white and red flowers, and the other of white and blue, the national colors respectively of Poland and Israel.
NEWS
October 1, 1999 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Miroslawa Glowacka, a nurse who is angry about hospital reforms, says she wouldn't bother to journey to Warsaw to join protests if her grievances could be solved by administrators in her central Polish city of Lodz. But the only way to win better working conditions--and improve patient care--is to get the national government to revise its health reform policies, she says.
NEWS
September 18, 1990
Poland's Parliament takes up the question of new parliamentary and presidential elections this week, with both sides of the now-divided Solidarity movement urging an early ballot. National elections in June, 1989, were only partly free, with Communists and then-allied parties guaranteed a minimum number of seats.
NEWS
September 18, 1990
Poland's Parliament takes up the question of new parliamentary and presidential elections this week, with both sides of the now-divided Solidarity movement urging an early ballot. National elections in June, 1989, were only partly free, with Communists and then-allied parties guaranteed a minimum number of seats.
NEWS
February 22, 1990 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki said Wednesday that he does not want to see Soviet troops withdrawn from Poland until the issue of Poland's western border with Germany is guaranteed by a formal agreement on German reunification. "We believe that a new stage of history created by the reunification of Germany . . . must not be entered with any ambiguity regarding Poland's western border," Mazowiecki said.
NEWS
August 28, 1990 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lazienki Park is a civic treasure nestled amid the postwar Communist concrete of Warsaw. For the past 18 years, Urszula Maciejewska, a diminutive woman with short red hair and enormous energy, has worked as a conservationist in the park and now heads a staff of 40. They are largely devoted to caring for the park's magnificent trees, some of which, at least in age and size, are thought to be unique in Europe.
NEWS
February 22, 1990 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki said Wednesday that he does not want to see Soviet troops withdrawn from Poland until the issue of Poland's western border with Germany is guaranteed by a formal agreement on German reunification. "We believe that a new stage of history created by the reunification of Germany . . . must not be entered with any ambiguity regarding Poland's western border," Mazowiecki said.
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