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Sun Foreign StaffABDALI, Kuwait - Perched atop United Nations observation post N-9 at the Iraq-Kuwait border, Russian army Maj. Alex Konkin overlooks a wide, bleak and increasingly uneasy landscape. To the north, across the chalk-colored desert, he can see one of Iraq'...
Tags: Arts, Transportation, Baghdad (Iraq), Journalism, Politics
Sun Foreign StaffWITH THE U.S. MARINES, Iraq - The U.S. Marines stormed yesterday into local headquarters buildings for Saddam Hussein's ruling Baath Party in a suburb east of Baghdad, knocking down doors, rifling through files, looking for arms caches and clues that...
Times Staff WriterThe hilarious, rowdy "Friday After Next" finds its writer and co-producer Ice Cube returning as Craig, the likable if not overly responsible hero of its predecessors, "Friday" (1995), which helped launch Chris Tucker, and "Next Friday" (2000), which...
Sun Foreign StaffFirst of two parts SOWETO, South Africa - It's morning in Soweto. Minibus taxis rattle along the streets, jarring residents awake with their blaring horns. Smoke rises from the coal fires burning in the overcrowded shacks of squatter camps. Children in...
Tags: Arts, Politics, Murder, Senior Citizens, William Shakespeare
Sun Foreign StaffWITH THE U.S. MARINES, Iraq - The sign along this desolate stretch of highway is bright blue. The lettering that spells "Baghdad" in both Arabic and English is white and clear. The traffic arrow on the sign points north. For the Marines, it was a sight...
Sun Foreign StaffWITH THE U.S. MARINES IN CENTRAL IRAQ - When the attack came yesterday, the day was still young enough that the morning haze had not yet burned out of the sky. It was a little after 7 a.m., and the desert was almost pretty. A long line of tanks,...
Sun Foreign StaffThe U.S. Marines divide themselves into two camps. Those who do the fighting are "grunts." Those who do not are "POGs," persons other than grunts. POGs are the support element of the Marine Corps. To a grunt, a POG is anyone with access to a hot meal and...
FOR THE TIMESFriday August 27, 1999 Those austere, handsomely mounted Edwardian-era films with their green lawns, golden skies and repressed emotions--yes, I'm a little sick of them, too. Why has it taken so long for a movie like "Stiff Upper Lips" to get made?...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday November 5, 1999 For the first 60 seconds or so, "The Bachelor" comports itself like a movie with quirky yet real potential. A herd of wild horses stampedes across sun-blasted plains, while David Byrne bleats out the words to "Don't Fence...
TIMES FILM CRITICWednesday December 6, 2000 A sense of the familiar hangs over "Snatch," which, for a picture as slick, quick and light-fingered as this one, is definitely an odd thing to remark on. But for those with fond memories of writer-director Guy...
Tags: Death, Crimes, Jon Harris, Jason Statham, New York
Sun Foreign StaffThe seven members of the machine gun team squeezed themselves inside their amphibious assault vehicle. They were wearing their charcoal-lined camouflage suits and carrying gas masks. In their hands, they cradled their guns. Then they began to sing. It...
Tags: Kuwait, Arts, Baghdad (Iraq), Death, India
Tribune staff reportersOn his first day as a prosecutor assigned to a trial courtroom at the Criminal Courts Building, Michael Goggin slid into the chair next to the judge's chambers and his shoes struck a most unusual object--a bathroom scale. "What's this?" Goggin recalls...
Tags: U.S. Supreme Court, Employment, Judges, Politics, Murder
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