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October 8, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Five months after his disappearance sparked an international manhunt, money manager Martin R. Frankel was charged with stealing more than $200 million from several Southern insurance companies. A U.S. federal grand jury that was convened in June returned a 36-count indictment Thursday against Frankel, 44, who was captured by German police at Hamburg's Prem Hotel in September. The charges range from money laundering to racketeering. Hugh Keefe, who withdrew as Frankel's U.S.
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August 31, 2006 | Bruce Wallace, Times Staff Writer
At least this American basketball team knows that when the paint is packed with defenders and their three-point shooters have gone cold, they can still win games by firing up the defense. But it isn't pretty. Facing a German team content to play zone defense and watch U.S. players bounce long shots off the rim, the Americans escaped with an 85-65 win Wednesday to advance to the final four of the FIBA World Championship.
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December 23, 2000 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A court here Friday convicted three American teenagers of murdering two motorists who were killed when the young men, bored and looking for adventure, hurled rocks from an overpass at cars on the autobahn below. The teens entered the crowded courtroom in chains, their fashionably baggy pants rumpling around the leg irons as they shuffled to join their lawyers and parents to learn how long they would spend in a juvenile prison.
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December 23, 2000 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A court here Friday convicted three American teenagers of murdering two motorists who were killed when the young men, bored and looking for adventure, hurled rocks from an overpass at cars on the autobahn below. The teens entered the crowded courtroom in chains, their fashionably baggy pants rumpling around the leg irons as they shuffled to join their lawyers and parents to learn how long they would spend in a juvenile prison.
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March 1, 2000 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A German prosecutor announced Tuesday that he is seeking murder charges against three U.S. teenagers after they reportedly confessed to hurling large rocks from a highway overpass in a dangerous game that killed two drivers and injured five passengers. In a troubling incident that could undermine relations between American troops and their German hosts, the youths--all children of U.S.
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July 17, 1994 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the height of the Cold War, someone surely would have paid a mighty sum for a full-color, aerial photograph of America's front line against communism at Bitburg Air Base. Today, Mayor Horst Buettner gives the pictures away in a hard-driven bid to sell the entire 1,200-acre, 480-building compound. But so far his only customers for the former jet fighter and missile base are tire kickers. "We get one or two inquiries a week," Buettner says between cigarettes.
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January 6, 1991 | From Associated Press
Security has been tightened in Germany to deal with potential pro-Iraqi terrorists who probably already have slipped into the country, officials said Saturday. Officials also urged tighter vigilance at borders, airports and other places where extremists could either infiltrate or stage attacks. U.S. Ambassador Vernon A. Walters acknowledged Saturday that German and American authorities have increased security in Germany, and have even discussed measures concerning the ambassador's own safety.
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January 16, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
More than 200 Americans who survived World War II concentration camps will be paid by Germany under a settlement that the U.S. government has won for the long-forgotten Nazi victims. The cost could reach $25 million, depending on how much the German Parliament provides, according to lawyers. The reparations grew out of a 1995 settlement of a 40-year-old court fight by concentration camp survivor Hugo Princz. The New Jersey man and 10 other Americans split $2.
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December 2, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Three American teenagers accused of killing two women by throwing heavy stones from a bridge onto a highway went on trial in the German city of Darmstadt, where their families are based with the U.S. Army. The teens, who were 14, 17 and 18 at the time of the Feb. 27 attack, entered the juvenile courtroom and sat quietly as prosecutor Manfred Vogel read out the charges: two counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder and interfering with traffic.
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March 3, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Hundreds attended the funeral of a German woman killed when three American teenagers allegedly hurled rocks from a highway bridge at the car she was driving. Darmstadt Mayor Peter Benz paid tribute to Sandra Ottmann, who died Sunday--two days before her 21st birthday. Edward B. O'Donnell, the U.S. consul general in Frankfurt, extended "condolences on behalf of the American people." Several people who were riding with Ottmann were injured, her grandmother seriously.
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December 2, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Three American teenagers accused of killing two women by throwing heavy stones from a bridge onto a highway went on trial in the German city of Darmstadt, where their families are based with the U.S. Army. The teens, who were 14, 17 and 18 at the time of the Feb. 27 attack, entered the juvenile courtroom and sat quietly as prosecutor Manfred Vogel read out the charges: two counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder and interfering with traffic.
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March 3, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Hundreds attended the funeral of a German woman killed when three American teenagers allegedly hurled rocks from a highway bridge at the car she was driving. Darmstadt Mayor Peter Benz paid tribute to Sandra Ottmann, who died Sunday--two days before her 21st birthday. Edward B. O'Donnell, the U.S. consul general in Frankfurt, extended "condolences on behalf of the American people." Several people who were riding with Ottmann were injured, her grandmother seriously.
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March 1, 2000 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A German prosecutor announced Tuesday that he is seeking murder charges against three U.S. teenagers after they reportedly confessed to hurling large rocks from a highway overpass in a dangerous game that killed two drivers and injured five passengers. In a troubling incident that could undermine relations between American troops and their German hosts, the youths--all children of U.S.
BUSINESS
October 8, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Five months after his disappearance sparked an international manhunt, money manager Martin R. Frankel was charged with stealing more than $200 million from several Southern insurance companies. A U.S. federal grand jury that was convened in June returned a 36-count indictment Thursday against Frankel, 44, who was captured by German police at Hamburg's Prem Hotel in September. The charges range from money laundering to racketeering. Hugh Keefe, who withdrew as Frankel's U.S.
SPORTS
July 2, 1999 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton unknowingly came within scant minutes Thursday night of ending the United States' dream of winning the Women's World Cup. The president, accompanied by First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and daughter Chelsea, visited the U.S. locker room immediately after the American team had scored an emotional, come-from-behind victory over Germany, winning the quarterfinal match, 3-2, in front of 54,642 fans at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium.
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January 16, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
More than 200 Americans who survived World War II concentration camps will be paid by Germany under a settlement that the U.S. government has won for the long-forgotten Nazi victims. The cost could reach $25 million, depending on how much the German Parliament provides, according to lawyers. The reparations grew out of a 1995 settlement of a 40-year-old court fight by concentration camp survivor Hugo Princz. The New Jersey man and 10 other Americans split $2.
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May 11, 1996 | Associated Press
An American neo-Nazi on trial for mailing banned anti-Semitic literature to fascists in Germany faces up to 14 years in prison, not five years as previously reported, the judge said Friday. Judge Guenter Bertram made a point of correcting the error on the second day of Gary Rex Lauck's trial on charges of inciting hatred and distributing illegal anti-Semitic literature. Lauck is accused of being German fascists' main supplier of anti-Semitic brochures, films and other propaganda.
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May 10, 1996 | From Times News Services
Sporting a Hitler-like mustache and haircut, an American neo-Nazi refused Thursday to testify at his trial on charges that he sent banned anti-Semitic material to fascists in Germany, saying the charges are illegal. Gary Rex Lauck mailed the hate literature from Nebraska for two decades, until he was arrested last year at a neo-Nazi convention in Denmark, where he was no longer protected by U.S. free-speech guarantees.
NEWS
May 11, 1996 | Associated Press
An American neo-Nazi on trial for mailing banned anti-Semitic literature to fascists in Germany faces up to 14 years in prison, not five years as previously reported, the judge said Friday. Judge Guenter Bertram made a point of correcting the error on the second day of Gary Rex Lauck's trial on charges of inciting hatred and distributing illegal anti-Semitic literature. Lauck is accused of being German fascists' main supplier of anti-Semitic brochures, films and other propaganda.
NEWS
May 10, 1996 | From Times News Services
Sporting a Hitler-like mustache and haircut, an American neo-Nazi refused Thursday to testify at his trial on charges that he sent banned anti-Semitic material to fascists in Germany, saying the charges are illegal. Gary Rex Lauck mailed the hate literature from Nebraska for two decades, until he was arrested last year at a neo-Nazi convention in Denmark, where he was no longer protected by U.S. free-speech guarantees.
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