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October 1, 1991 | TAMARA JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eberhard Diepgen was enjoying a drive across the countryside recently when he ran smack into the 20th Century. Or, rather, eastern Germany did. Construction work had caused what every motorist has come to expect in the former Communist region: a massive, motionless, turn-off-the-ignition-and-just- sit-for-two-hours traffic jam. "I was really annoyed," admitted Diepgen, the mayor of Berlin. But then he learned that the reason he wasn't moving forward was because eastern Germany is.
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October 1, 1991 | TAMARA JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eberhard Diepgen was enjoying a drive across the countryside recently when he ran smack into the 20th Century. Or, rather, eastern Germany did. Construction work had caused what every motorist has come to expect in the former Communist region: a massive, motionless, turn-off-the-ignition-and-just- sit-for-two-hours traffic jam. "I was really annoyed," admitted Diepgen, the mayor of Berlin. But then he learned that the reason he wasn't moving forward was because eastern Germany is.
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March 18, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of East Germany's first free election, West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher called Saturday for an ambitious "Marshall Plan" to aid the formerly Communist part of Germany. Genscher said the prosperous West Germans must now contribute to building up the dilapidated East German economy just as the United States aided West Germany and Western Europe in the immediate postwar years, assuring the remarkable recovery.
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March 18, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of East Germany's first free election, West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher called Saturday for an ambitious "Marshall Plan" to aid the formerly Communist part of Germany. Genscher said the prosperous West Germans must now contribute to building up the dilapidated East German economy just as the United States aided West Germany and Western Europe in the immediate postwar years, assuring the remarkable recovery.
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