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August 28, 2011 | By Chris Kraul, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Ever since my mom gave me the complete works of Ludwig van Beethoven - the best birthday present I ever got - I'd wanted to make a pilgrimage to Bonn, the composer's birthplace, to soak up the atmosphere and look for clues to his genius. Forty years later, I finally showed up. Bonn, in northwestern Germany, is way off the beaten tourist track, but I'm glad I made the effort. I spent four days in May absorbing Beethoven's legacy, the city's friendly ambience, Rhine River vistas and liberal quantities of Riesling wine and kolsch, as the local beer is called.
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August 31, 2011 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Murray Seeger, a Los Angeles Times foreign correspondant who served as Moscow bureau chief in the early 1970s and was later director of information for the AFL-CIO, has died. He was 82. Seeger, who lived in Silver Spring, Md., died of pneumonia Monday in a hospital in Olney, Md., said his son, Stephen M. Seeger. After entering journalism in the early 1950s, Seeger was covering economics, labor, banking, the Treasury, the Federal Reserve and regulatory agencies for Newsweek magazine in Washington, D.C., when Los Angeles Times editors recruited him in 1967 to create a similar beat.
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February 25, 1986 | United Press International
King Juan Carlos I of Spain and Queen Sofia arrived in Bonn on Monday for a five-day state visit to West Germany.
TRAVEL
August 28, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO BONN From LAX, Lufthansa, Air France and KLM offer connecting service (change of plane) to Cologne, Germany, 23 miles from Bonn. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $627, excluding fees and taxes. TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 49 (country code for Germany), 228 (local code for Bonn) and the local number. WHERE TO STAY Hotel Baden, 1 Graurheindorfer Strasse, Bonn; 96-96-80, http://www.hotel-baden.de . The budget hotel is close to Bonn's center.
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August 26, 1990 | Reuters
The West German government decided to shorten compulsory military service from 15 months to 12. The new regulation, issued last week, is to take effect Oct. 1, two days before German unification.
NEWS
June 18, 1991
The Bundestag, or lower house of the Parliament, meets Thursday to vote on one of the most divisive issues in unified Germany: whether to keep the country's capital in Bonn or move it to Berlin. Whatever the vote, the decision must be ratified Friday by the Bundesrat, or upper house. Shifting the seat of government would cost billions of marks and take a decade to complete, the government estimates.
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October 1, 1988 | Associated Press
West Germany appointed Juergen Hellner as its new ambassador to Libya, a post that had been vacant since the 1986 bombing of a West Berlin disco that U.S. officials blamed on the government of Moammar Kadafi, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday.
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April 26, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
West Germany, rejecting a rebuff from the Bush Administration, said Tuesday it is sticking with its demand for early superpower talks on short-range nuclear weapons, a decision that is expected to deepen the conflict within the 16-nation NATO alliance over the divisive issue. Bonn and Washington will be pressing their conflicting views in meetings with North Atlantic Treaty Organization partners before a summit meeting in Brussels at the end of May. "We are going into the talks with our partners with the same position that we have already worked out," Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher told reporters Tuesday, a day after he and Defense Minister Gerhard Stoltenberg returned from Washington.
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January 14, 1986 | DOMINIQUE MOISI, Dominique Moisi is associate director of the French Institute for International Relations and editor of Politique Etrangere
Experts and government officials in the Western world may be debating the risks and benefits for peace of the Strategic Defense Initiative, along with its cost and technical feasibility. But one thing is certain: West Germany is seeking a share of American space defense research--a position contrary to the French government's view. Thus SDI has acted as a catalyzer of Franco-German tensions. At a diplomatic level, SDI has in effect canceled years of positive U.S.
NEWS
July 10, 1988 | Associated Press
One of two pilots of a West German army helicopter that crashed in the Alps, killing all nine people aboard, was drunk at the time, the Defense Ministry said. Five civilians, the three-man crew and another West German soldier were killed when the Bell helicopter smashed into a cliff in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday. The ministry said Friday that one of the two dead pilots was found to have had a blood alcohol content of 0.25%.
TRAVEL
August 28, 2011 | By Chris Kraul, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Ever since my mom gave me the complete works of Ludwig van Beethoven - the best birthday present I ever got - I'd wanted to make a pilgrimage to Bonn, the composer's birthplace, to soak up the atmosphere and look for clues to his genius. Forty years later, I finally showed up. Bonn, in northwestern Germany, is way off the beaten tourist track, but I'm glad I made the effort. I spent four days in May absorbing Beethoven's legacy, the city's friendly ambience, Rhine River vistas and liberal quantities of Riesling wine and kolsch, as the local beer is called.
OPINION
January 9, 2007
SCORE ONE FOR U.S. technological imperialism. Last week, German officials said they were divorcing themselves from the French government's effort to develop a European rival to Google, the Internet's leading search engine. The secretive, multimillion-dollar effort had been hailed two years ago by French President Jacques Chirac, who said France was "engaged in a global competition for technological supremacy."
FOOD
February 1, 2006 | Russ Parsons, Times Staff Writer
ALMOST 40 years ago, Paul Aratow, a UC Berkeley graduate student living in Paris, wandered into a bookstore with the vague intention of learning to cook. He picked up the thickest book he could find and took it home. He cooked his way through it, and it opened up for him a glorious new world. Eventually he used what he learned to help start a new restaurant back home, called Chez Panisse. This year, he returned the favor. Aratow's newly published translation of "La Bonne Cuisine de Madame E.
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November 9, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Bonne Bell Eckert, 82, retired chairwoman of Bonne Bell Cosmetics, a firm her father named for her when she was 4 years old, died Thursday at her home in a suburb of Cleveland. No cause of death was determined, but she may have suffered a heart attack or a stroke, her daughter, Bonne E. Conroy, told the Associated Press. Born in Salina, Kan., Eckert was chosen as namesake for the cosmetics firm by her father, J.G. Bell.
NEWS
April 15, 2004
According to the Bonn violinists' theory ("Pay for Play: Why Stop at the Fiddle Section?" by Randy Lewis, April 8), as there are 16 first violinists in a typical symphony orchestra, perhaps their salary should be divided by 16, as they are, for the most part, all playing the same notes in unison; whereas typically the solo clarinetist is playing solo and in every case the timpanist is doing so. John Koenig Los Angeles
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November 26, 2001 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five years of repressive rule by Afghanistan's fundamentalist Islamic Taliban regime relegated women to the status of chattel and deprived an underdeveloped nation of the talents of more than half its population. But as the warlords and ethnic chieftains who have fought over Afghanistan for decades gather here for talks Tuesday on the new distribution of power, Afghan women worry that they are still pawns in their men's fight.
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May 25, 1987 | ERNEST CONINE, Ernest Conine is a Times editorial writer .
Kenneth Adelman, head of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, told a West German interviewer not long ago that West Europeans complain regardless of what Washington does. In his words, "They complain if we deploy missiles and they complain if we talk about removing them." Adelman's comment was really aimed at the West Germans--and with reason.
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April 11, 1985 | From Reuters
West Germany has recalled its ambassador from Libya for consultations over the murder in Bonn of a Libyan dissident, the government said Wednesday. "He will gather official information in Tripoli and then report to the Foreign Ministry in Bonn," chief government spokesman Peter Boenisch told a news conference. Gebril Denali, 30, an exiled opponent of Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi, was slain in Bonn's crowded Cathedral Square last Saturday and another Libyan has been charged with the killing.
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November 22, 2001 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.N. organizers of negotiations to form a transition government for Afghanistan announced Wednesday that they were moving the talks to a secluded Rhine River retreat near Bonn in an apparent attempt to sequester the fractious delegates and force swifter agreement.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2000 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Les Bonnes Femmes," one of Claude Chabrol's earliest and best films, screens today through Wednesday at the Nuart with a new 35-millimeter print. Made in 1960 but unreleased in Los Angeles until 1976 and seen rarely, if ever, since then, "Les Bonnes Femmes" (Good Time Girls) today seems feminist in spirit, as Chabrol, in his third feature, explores the drab existences of four Paris shop girls.
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