Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor


Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor


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Los Angeles police went on citywide alert Dec. 14 after rocks and bottles were thrown from a crowd at an intersection that was a flashpoint of the city's spring riots. At least 12 people received minor injuries and at least 60 people were arrested. Police Chief Willie Williams blamed the disturbance on "organized groups" taking advantage of an earlier, peaceful protest in support of four men jailed for the beating of trucker Reginald Denny after riots erupted on April 29. US repatriates remains

The remains of up to 10 unknown people collected in the search for America's missing in action in Vietnam were repatriated from Hanoi and shipped to a US Army lab in Hawaii Dec. 15 for forensic testing by United States experts. IBM layoffs announced

IBM announced in New York Dec. 15 it would reduce its work force by about 25,000 employees in 1993 and further trim global manufacturing capacity as part of another round of cost cutting. US trade deficit falls

The overall US trade deficit fell 20 percent in the July-September quarter, the largest decline in six months, the government said Dec. 15. The current account is considered the broadest measure of the nation's international competitiveness. Dead Sea Scrolls debate

A new book claiming to offer the translation of 50 documents from the Dead Sea Scrolls was the focal point of an angry debate Dec. 15 over professional ethics at a conference on advances in scroll scholarship held in New York. The controversy stems from the publication this fall of the book by Robert Eisenman and Michael Wise called "The Dead Sea Scrolls Uncovered: The First Complete Translation and Interpretation of 50 Key Documents Withheld for Over 35 Years," which a group of scholars says uses others' work without giving credit. French transport woes

Train workers walked off the job Dec. …

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