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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1991
Your editorial on Yugoslavia ("West Can't Stand By Silently," Nov. 22) is a good motto, but the text is misguided. I have been to Yugoslavia for four weeklong trips in the last six months. The civil war, like any war, is deplorable and must be stopped. But disenfranchising Yugoslavia and precipitously dismantling it into ethnic ministates is not the answer. Your editorials do not call for dismantling Great Britain because it refuses to accede to an Irish withdrawal or of Spain because it puts down attempts at Basque separations.
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December 4, 2013 | By August Brown
Bob Dylan is under investigation by French authorities over comments he made in a 2012 interview for Rolling Stone in which he appeared to compare Croatia to Nazi Germany. According to the Paris prosecutor's office, Dylan has been placed under formal investigation by the Paris Main Court for "public injury" and "incitement to hatred,"  CNN reports. The singer was served notice of the investigation last month. That investigation follows a legal complaint lodged by a Croatian group over Dylan's comments, during a long criticism of race relations in the U.S.,in which he said:  "It's a distraction.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1993
While growing support for U.S. moral responsibility in Yugoslavia may motivate military response, this sort of action only clouds America's true security interests. With Japanese technology and fissionable material, it would take scientists in that country little more than a lunch break to become a nuclear threat. The same may soon be said of Germany, North Korea and Iran, as the number of non-adherents to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is sure to increase exponentially. Whether liberal or conservative, Americans need to concern themselves less with noble cause (such as Yugoslavia, Somalia, and Kuwait)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2012 | By Torsten Ove, McClatchy Newspapers
In 1944, as head of the Office of Strategic Services in Bari, Italy, George Vujnovich guided a team of agents who worked with Yugoslav guerrilla leader Draza Mihailovich to airlift more than 500 airmen from a makeshift runway carved on a mountaintop in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia. The World War II air rescue mission, "Operation Halyard," was relatively obscure until the 2007 release of "The Forgotten 500," a book by Gregory Freeman. "We didn't lose a single man. It's an interesting history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1991
For some time, there has been a great deal of inaccuracy in the reports of the Western media on the events in Yugoslavia, which is most likely a result of either poorly done homework on the part of reporters, an influence of propaganda of the regimes in the republics or both. What is inaccurate and misleading for readers, and causing anguish and sorrow among hundreds of thousands of Serbs in the United States, is labeling Serbian people as undemocratic and as taking pride in rejecting Western ways, even saying that the hard-line stands of Serbian President Milosevic reflect the attitudes of most Serbs, while using such attributes as democratic and pro-Western when reporting about the Slovenian and Croatian people.
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February 5, 2012 | Ariston Anderson
High in the mountains of Serbia sits a fairy-tale village full of wooden huts built in a style that hasn't changed in 300 years. You'll find French legend Isabelle Huppert and Cannes general delegate Thierry Fremaux hitting the slopes and Belgium's Dardenne brothers discussing the origins of a story with a young director after screening their latest, "The Kid With a Bike. " Iran-born "Persepolis" director Marjane Satrapi enjoys a cigarette at the Visconti restaurant, surrounded by adoring fan boys praising her new film, "Chicken With Plums.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2011
Chester McGlockton Former NFL defensive tackle Chester McGlockton, 42, a former NFL defensive tackle who was a first-round pick of the Los Angeles Raiders in 1992 and went on to become an assistant football coach at Stanford University, died overnight Tuesday, the university said Wednesday morning. The cause of death was not immediately announced. Born Sept. 16, 1969, in Whiteville, N.C., McGlockton starred at Clemson University before being selected 16th overall by the Raiders in 1992.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2011 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
Lawrence S. Eagleburger, the wisecracking, chain-smoking diplomat who charmed both Republicans and Democrats, handled tense assignments during the first Persian Gulf War and rose up the ranks to become secretary of State toward the end of President George H.W. Bush's administration, has died. He was 80. Eagleburger died Saturday after a short illness in Charlottesville, Va., a family spokeswoman told the Associated Press. No other details were given. Eagleburger headed the State Department for about five months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2010
Milka Planinc Former premier of Yugoslavia Milka Planinc, 85, who was prime minister in the 1980s in what was then communist Yugoslavia, died Thursday in a Zagreb clinic after a long illness, the Croatian state-run news agency reported. Planinc was a high-level communist official in Yugoslavia, a close associate of longtime President Josip Broz Tito and the first female premier of a communist country. From 1982 to 1986, she headed the Federal Executive Council, the federal Cabinet.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2009 | Dennis Lim
In the 1960s, almost every major national cinema seemed to be in the throes of revolution. Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut led the charge of French New Wave rabble-rousers, overturning the tastes and assumptions of a previous generation's "tradition of quality" (as Truffaut put it in a landmark essay). In Japan, Nagisa Oshima and Shohei Imamura were mounting assaults both on social taboos and on the filmic conventions of their more classically minded predecessors. But some of the period's most scathing and elaborate subversions came from, of all places, Communist Yugoslavia, where the best-known cinematic iconoclast was, and remains, Dusan Makavejev, the master of the kinky political comedy.
SPORTS
August 10, 2009 | Mario Aguirre
The big news It was the fall heard around the world. Mary Decker set out to win the gold medal in the 3,000 meters, but fell short of that -- literally. Decker became tangled midway through the race with South Africa's Zola Budd. Decker fell and pulled her left hip muscle, preventing her from finishing. "It was like I was tied to the ground," she said that day. Budd, who ran barefoot, eventually finished seventh, slowed by a cut after the collision. Decker blamed her loss on Budd.
WORLD
July 29, 2009 | Jeffrey Fleishman
So let's get this straight. A guy in the raspberry business from western Serbia smashes and grabs his way through a heist eight time zones away in Tokyo and scoots off past shopping centers and sushi bars with a $31-million necklace known as the Countess of Vendome. It happens. Djordjije Rasovic graced arrest warrants, a thief with brazen nerves, part of an international Balkan crime gang known as the Pink Panthers.
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March 1, 2009 | Greg Miller
At night, when the lawns are empty and the lamps along the walking paths are the only source of light, Topcider Park on the outskirts of Belgrade is a perfect meeting place for spies. It was here in 1992, as the former Yugoslavia was erupting in ethnic violence, that a wary CIA agent made his way toward the park's gazebo and shook hands with a Serbian intelligence officer. Jovica Stanisic had a cold gaze and a sinister reputation.
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