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August 13, 1995 | MICHAEL LERNER, Michael Lerner is editor of Tikkun magazine, a bimonthly Jewish journal published in New York, and author of "Jewish Renewal: A Path to Healing and Transformation" (Harper/Collins, 1995)
When my son made aliyah and entered the Israeli paratroopers, I worried about Palestinian extremists. Although I have been an American activist supporting the peace movement, I felt that I had to give my permission to him to enter a combat unit--permission he needed since he is an only child--because I want Israel to remain strong against possible attack from external enemies.
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June 5, 1995 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The re-examination by Californians and their leaders of efforts to educate the rapidly rising population of children not fluent in English spread to the state's largest teachers union Sunday with a display of disharmony that some feared could hasten the dismantling of the $400-million program. The emotionally charged issue of bilingual education surfaced during floor debate at the quarterly meeting of the governing council of the 240,000-member California Teachers Assn.
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April 12, 1995
Does Yasser Arafat at last understand that the Palestinian religious zealots who have sworn to destroy the peace process with Israel are unappeasable, that it is impossible to accommodate their absolutist views and folly to try? Since last Sunday, when the latest terrorist outrages occurred, he seems to have stiffened his resolve to bring the extremists under control, perhaps finally accepting the hard truth that it is his survival rather than Israel's that is really at stake.
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December 11, 1994 | DAVID FOSTER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
In a city known for environmental righteousness, Carl and Anya Woestwin are among the most righteous of all. Anya hoards plastic produce bags, washing and reusing them until they fall apart. Carl urinates into a milk carton, then uses it to fertilize their organic garden. What's more, Carl and Anya insist, they enjoy every minute of their low-impact lifestyle. "This is not privation," Anya said. "The basic goal is to use as few external resource inputs as possible, produce as much as possible--and have a really good time."
NEWS
October 25, 1994 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cradling a Galil assault rifle, Saleh Abdel-Rahim Hassan Souwi looked straight at the home video camera and calmly announced his intention to kill himself--and as many Israelis as he could. "We (are) left with no alternative or choice but to make the entire Jewish people a captive of fear and terror," Souwi said, committing himself to the bombing of a Tel Aviv bus last week that killed 23 people, including himself.
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September 1, 1994 | ARAM BAKSHIAN Jr., Aram Bakshian Jr. served as an aide to Presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan.
Whether you smoke or not, aren't there times when the sheer arrogance of the anti-smoking zealots gets to you? My turning point came some years back at a New Year's Eve party in Georgetown. There I was, standing in the corner of a high-ceilinged drawing room watching several well-heeled hemp-heads pass around a joint. While I don't believe in better living through chemistry, I do believe in minding my own business, so I said nothing. I did, however, decide to smoke a cigar.
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July 26, 1994 | JOSEPH FARAH, Joseph Farah is editor of Inside California, a state political newsletter, and Dispatches, a national biweekly cultural watchdog publication
Some leading Democrats say they're concerned that right-wing fundamentalists are destroying the Republican Party. They have good cause to worry, of course. After all, politics wouldn't be much fun without organized opposition, would it? But, somehow I don't share their anxiety. In fact, I'm kind of surprised that President Clinton, Rep.
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May 6, 1994 | JEFFREY LITE, Jeffrey Lite is a senior Foreign Service officer with the United States Information Agency in Washington.
Small, poor and remote, the landlocked central African republic of Rwanda burst upon the American consciousness with an orgy of bloodletting. Among the dead is my friend and former colleague, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Landoald Ndasingwa. His Canadian-born wife, Helene, is missing and presumed dead. Their two teen-aged children, Malaika and Patrick, are unaccounted for.
NEWS
April 18, 1994 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rachelle Renee Shannon, a quiet, disheveled housewife from rural Oregon charged with shooting a doctor as he drove away from his Wichita abortion clinic last August, could hardly have made her attorney's job any harder. Within hours of the shooting, Shannon was arrested, had confessed to police and had written a jailhouse letter to her daughter detailing her crime. As she was led away by police in the early morning hours, she turned to the waiting media and asked, on camera: "Did I get him?"
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March 1, 1994 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Inside a drab stone house on a quiet street here Monday, the phone rang again and again in three rooms plastered with bloodthirsty bumper stickers, treatises on the Bible and photographs of Jewish martyrs. The fugitives of Kach, the small right-wing extremist group that the Israeli government has vowed to crush, were checking in with home base. "The government wants to kill Kach," said Michael Delhorin, 46, who lives in the Golan Heights but was calling from "somewhere near Hebron."
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