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April 27, 1993 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outside of war, few people have gone through more complete, disorienting change than eastern Germans in the three-plus years since the collapse of the Berlin Wall. From divorce laws to driving rules, from the currency to milk cartons, precious little remains as it once was. Motherhood is no exception. In the past three years, birthrates in the formerly Communist east have plummeted by a staggering 52%.
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April 27, 1993 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outside of war, few people have gone through more complete, disorienting change than eastern Germans in the three-plus years since the collapse of the Berlin Wall. From divorce laws to driving rules, from the currency to milk cartons, precious little remains as it once was. Motherhood is no exception. In the past three years, birthrates in the formerly Communist east have plummeted by a staggering 52%.
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SPORTS
December 3, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
East Germany dominated women's international swimming with the help of steroids, according to a New York Times report. Twenty former East German coaches said that steroids were in widespread use in their country from the late 1960s to the late 1980s.
SPORTS
August 7, 1985 | Associated Press
Olympic champion Michael Gross took the gold medal for West Germany in the 200-meter freestyle, but it was East Germany's women who dominated the second day of the European Swimming Championship Tuesday, winning three events. They threatened their own world record in the 800-meter freestyle relay and also won the 400-meter medley and the 100-meter freestyle. Gross defended his European championship title, covering the distance in 1 minute 47.95 seconds--0.
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September 20, 1989 | From Times wire services
Michael Regner, one of East Germany's top swimming coaches, joined the exodus of thousands of East Germans from Hungary and fled to West Germany, the Bild newspaper said today. The newspaper said Regner had applied for a tourist visa for Bulgaria but never went there. Instead, he took advantage of Hungary's new open-border policy and went to West Germany.
NEWS
May 25, 1993
Germany's highest court is expected to hand down a decision Friday on a new abortion law being challenged by conservatives who argue that it violates the constitutional rights of the unborn. The Constitutional Court will decide whether or not last June's abortion reform can go into effect. The law, passed after an exhausting and highly emotional debate by legislators in the Bundestag, lifts most restrictions on abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
SPORTS
February 13, 1995 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In one of the strongest anti-doping actions ever taken, China was banned Sunday from the Pan-Pacific Swimming Championships. Meeting in Honolulu, the Pan-Pacific Swimming Assn. charter members--Australia, Canada, Japan and the United States--voted 3-1 not to invite China to their meet in Atlanta this August. The decision was fueled in part by the recent spate of positive drug tests of Chinese athletes, including seven swimmers.
SPORTS
October 7, 1985
The U.S. men's team overcame the disqualification of first-place finisher Kirk Baptiste in the 200 and used a dramatic victory in the final event, the 1,600-meter relay, to win its second World Cup track and field championship Sunday at Canberra, Australia. In the 200, Baptiste was disqualified for running out of lane. Running on the inside lane, he had placed first in 20.38. In the 1,600 relay, the No. 3 U.S.
SPORTS
June 27, 1988 | Randy Harvey
Even in the world's track and field capital, football is king. We, of course, are referring to European football, which requires short pants to play and a long attention span to watch. Saturday, the start of the second day of the three-day East German track and field championships was postponed for three hours so as not to interfere with soccer's European Championships, which were televised live from Munich, West Germany.
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