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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 28, 1996
ALGIERS, Algeria -- They killed two of her three brothers and shot dead her mother, a pious 55-year-old who made her living packing eggs into cartons.Now the killers want Houria Zaidat, too.The death threat came in a penciled message explaining why the 23-year-old woman from Algiers' working-class suburb of Harraga, the country's female judo champion since 1992, was being targeted."Death to those women who do not wear the veil," it said. "Death to women who practice sports."In Algeria, once promising and prosperous, a dirty war has been waged for the past four years to create a pure Islamic state.
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By Los Angeles Times | July 27, 1993
MANILA, Philippines -- Pepsi's advertisements, splashed for weeks all over Philippine newspapers, radio and TV, were hardly subtle: "Today, you could be a millionaire!"From her tin-roofed shack in one of Manila's more squalid slums, Victoria Angelo couldn't resist. The unemployed mother of five and her husband, Juanito, who pedals people in a three-wheeled cab for about $4 a day, began drinking Pepsi with every meal and snack. Each morning, the family prayed for a specially marked bottle cap.And then, a miracle!
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By Ron Smith | March 31, 2011
It was said upon the creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in April of 1949 that NATO's purpose was three-fold: to keep the Russians out, the Americans in and the Germans down. In the 1960s, French President Charles de Gaulle removed his forces from NATO joint command, feeling slighted by the U.S. and Great Britain. He built his own Force de Frappe — a three-pronged strike force designed to rain nuclear destruction on the Soviets in a quick response to any attack on La Belle France.
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April 15, 1998
Editor's note: Three hungry soldiers come to a town where all the food has been hidden. But once their soup of water and stones is done, the town enjoys a feast.When the peasants heard that three soldiers were coming down the road, they talked among themselves."Here come three soldiers. Soldiers are always hungry. But we have little enough for ourselves." And they hurried to hide their food.They pushed sacks of barley under the hay in the lofts. They lowered buckets of milk down the wells.
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By ELIZABETH LARGE and ELIZABETH LARGE,SUN REPORTER | November 13, 2005
The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! Well, not the Russians exactly, but their clothes will be in stores through the fall and winter. Look for the trend to continue into summer. Elements of Russian style - also called Russe - are everywhere this fall. Earlier, designer runways were filled with fur hats, trim military jackets, embroideries, voluminous skirts in flowery prints, boots, gold bangles and pendants. Diane Von Furstenberg even named her fall 2005 collection "Winter Palace," after the former imperial residence in St. Petersburg.
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By JULIE ROTHMAN and JULIE ROTHMAN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 8, 2006
Hollee Paterson of Baltimore was looking for a recipe for Welsh rarebit, preferably made without beer. Jenny McKenzie from Windsor, Colo., sent in a recipe for this classic dish taken from what she calls her "cooking bible": Betty Crocker's Picture Cookbook, published in 1950. She says she grew up with this cookbook in her mother's kitchen and was very pleased to inherit her grandmother's copy. The introduction to this recipe says that long ago in Wales the peasants were not permitted to hunt on the estates of noblemen, so they created this savory and satisfying dish, which substituted melted cheese for rabbit, the prize of the hunt.
FEATURES
April 15, 1998
After reading the story "Stone Soup," discuss how the soldiers were able to make soup from stones. Then have the child name some of the food that the peasants in the town were able to find:saltcabbagepotatoesciderpepperbeefbarleyroastcarrotsbreadmilkwaterThen ask the child these questions:Which are meats? (roast, beef)Which are vegetables? (potatoes, carrots, cabbage)Which one is a grain? (barley)Which are liquids? (milk, cider)You can extend this activity by making a vegetable or vegetablbeef soup with your child.
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April 8, 1997
Sen. Heberto Castillo,68, for decades a leftist opposition leader, died Saturday of complications from a heart attack in Mexico City.Mr. Castillo, who was once jailed for his activism, was best known as an opponent of Mexico's entrenched ruling party.Colleagues said his death may complicate efforts to reach a settlement to a smoldering rebellion by Indian peasants in the southern state of Chiapas.They said Mr. Castillo was the moral leader to mediators.August Heckscher,83, a former parks commissioner who helped bring the New York City Marathon andBarbra Streisand to Central Park, died Saturday in New York.
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June 28, 2011
Our country's problems are complicated, but Newt Gingrich's Tiffany faux pas isn't. It's simple. It has to do with a leader having a sense of empathy, balance and propriety. The Gingriches and their million-dollar interest-free account at Tiffany's (they spent at least $750,000 on jewelry according to Slate) remind one of pre-revolutionary French nobility living frivolous, decadent lifestyles while their country faced financial crises and the peasants starved. It was amazing to hear Gingrich retort that he and his wife live "very frugal" lives.
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January 5, 1992
Russia's plunge into price reform begins a shock treatment without anesthesia. The unanswered question is: Will the patient walk again? But President Boris N. Yeltsin showed commendable decisiveness by not just talking about price reform and vacillating as Mikhail S. Gorbachev did for years.If handling finances was so easy, everyone would be a millionaire. Yet many individuals, and even countries, barely survive from paycheck to paycheck. Few universal panaceas exist to complicated monetary problems.
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