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November 17, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Former East German swimming star Kornelia Ender, who won four gold and four silver medals at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics, has applied to emigrate, the official news agency ADN reported today. Her husband, Steffen Grummt, who won a gold medal with East Germany's four-man bobsled team in 1985, also applied to leave East Germany. ADN said the couple listed personal reasons in their application. The agency did not say if the two planned to resettle in West Germany or in another country.
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November 10, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
The West German stock market surged today in an enthusiastic reaction to the historic opening of East Germany's borders. The key DAX index of 30 leading West German shares jumped 22.50 points, or 1.5%, to 1,485.4 in early trading. The Frankfurt bourse, staging what dealers termed an "East Germany rally," was pumped up by talk that the influx of East Germans will boost consumption and construction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1991
I am tired of the negative attention the homeowners who wish to secede from Sepulveda and become North Hills have brought to an area that is treated like the stepchild of the Valley. Talk about kicking you when you're down, our own councilman, Joel Wachs, referred to us as the "Mercedes dismantlers." It's so bad the Sepulveda Homeowners Assn. meets at the Balboa Mission Town Hall. In Granada Hills. But I am still having a problem with the name "North Hills." Where is the hill?
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February 3, 1986 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
West German officials Sunday began monitoring closely the level of non-German refugees coming across their frontier from East Germany after the East German government announced Saturday that it has begun to curtail the flow of foreigners seeking asylum in the West. The announcement said that in return for trade credits, East Germany had accepted a request by Bonn that it not give transit visas to refugees unless they already have West German visas.
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November 10, 1989 | From Reuters
Months of political turmoil resulted in East Germany throwing open its borders to the West on Thursday. Here is a chronology of main events: Sept. 10--Hungary opens border with Austria to allow departure of East German refugees. More than 30,000 eventually reach West in first big exodus of East Germans since Berlin Wall was built in 1961. Oct. 1--East German leader Erich Honecker allows refugees in Bonn's Prague and Warsaw embassies to take trains to West Germany.
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August 31, 1989 | From Associated Press
Hungarian and West German officials have devised a plan that would allow up to 20,000 East Germans to flee to the West in the next few days, government sources disclosed today. About 10% of the 150,000 to 200,000 East Germans vacationing in Hungary are thought to be seeking passage to West Germany, and Bonn and Budapest have agreed to help them, the sources said on condition of anonymity.
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March 20, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oskar Lafontaine, the 46-year-old premier of the depressed West German state of Saarland, was chosen Monday to lead the opposition Social Democratic Party in the election for chancellor against incumbent Helmut Kohl. Lafontaine was named in a secret party ballot only a day after the allied Social Democrats of East Germany were badly beaten by a center-right coalition of parties aligned with Kohl's Christian Democrats in the first free elections in that nation.
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December 13, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
West German political leaders said Tuesday that the Bonn government may have to make it more difficult for East Germans to resettle in West Germany. Members of Parliament representing Chancellor Helmut Kohl's Christian Democratic Party said they were concerned that the influx of East Germans applying for social benefits in the West will put a severe strain on the West German budget.
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November 27, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
East German political parties and opposition groups Sunday proposed Dec. 7 as the date for an unprecedented round-table discussion on free elections. Wolfgang Ullmann, a spokesman for the opposition group Democracy Now, announced the proposal, saying the meeting would be attended by 31 delegates. The groups said they have not received a formal reply from the Communist-dominated government. The government last week proposed round-table talks but gave no start date.
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September 29, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
West German officials reported Thursday that the number of East German refugees in its embassy in Prague, Czechoslovakia, has topped 2,000 people, despite assurances that the refugees could emigrate legally if they returned home.
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