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July 9, 2004 | From Associated Press
Austria's new president was sworn in Thursday in a solemn ceremony dominated by mourning for his predecessor, who died this week two days before his term in office was to end. Heinz Fischer of the opposition Social Democrats promised to "observe all laws and the constitution of the republic" as he was sworn in as president in Austria's Parliament. Fischer, 65, became Austria's first head of state from a leftist party in 31 years.
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July 9, 2004 | From Associated Press
Austria's new president was sworn in Thursday in a solemn ceremony dominated by mourning for his predecessor, who died this week two days before his term in office was to end. Heinz Fischer of the opposition Social Democrats promised to "observe all laws and the constitution of the republic" as he was sworn in as president in Austria's Parliament. Fischer, 65, became Austria's first head of state from a leftist party in 31 years.
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SPORTS
November 10, 1990
At the Carlton U.S. Open Badminton Championships at UC Irvine, Chris Jogis of Manhatten Beach advanced to one of the men's semifinals with a 15-10, 15-2 victory over Fredrick D'Amours of Canada. Jogis will play Bambang Suprianto of India today. Suprianto defeated Heinz Fischer of Australia, 15-9, 15-6 to advance. In the other semifinal, Tariq Wadood of Redondo Beach will play Fung Permadi of India.
SPORTS
November 11, 1990
Two Indonesians defeated the two remaining American men in the U.S. Open Badminton Championships singles competition Saturday at UC Irvine's Bren Center. Bambang Suprianto defeated Chris Jogis of Manhattan Beach, 15-10, 15-4, and top-seeded Fung Permadi beat Tariq Wadood of Redondo Beach, 15-1, 15-1, in the men's singles semifinals to advance to today's finals.
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June 10, 1986 | From Reuters
Austria's foreign minister resigned today, the second Socialist to quit the government since the party's candidate for president was beaten by Kurt Waldheim despite charges that the ex-U.N. secretary general hid a Nazi past. The foreign minister, Leopold Gratz, will not be a member of the Cabinet to be announced Monday by the new chancellor, Franz Vranitzki, officials said. Gratz submitted his resignation to outgoing Chancellor Fred Sinowatz.
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July 7, 2004 | From Associated Press
Austrian President Thomas Klestil, who brought calm to an office frayed by a controversy surrounding his predecessor's past in the Nazi army, died Tuesday. He was 71. Klestil, whose second six-year term as Austria's president was to end Thursday, died shortly before midnight from multiple organ failure, officials at Vienna's General Hospital announced. Heinz Fischer, who won elections earlier this year, takes over the presidency Thursday.
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January 13, 1985 | ROLAND PRINZ, Associated Press
The Austrian government is moving to auction off Jewish-owned art seized by the Nazis and stored in the vaults of a former monastery. Who will benefit from the sale is uncertain. The government's handling of the treasure has touched off protests, with critics charging that bumbling and bureaucracy have kept some of the valuables from their rightful owners.
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February 14, 1988 | United Press International
Austrian President Kurt Waldheim acknowledged that he knew atrocities were committed by his German army group during World War II but kept silent because he wanted to survive, a Vienna newspaper reported Friday. A six-member historical commission issued a report last week stating that Waldheim, as a staff officer in the Balkans, knew about war crimes committed by his unit but did nothing to prevent or distance himself from the injustices.
WORLD
January 1, 2005 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
New Year's Eve was unusually quiet here. The typical bustle at liquor stores and supermarkets was slow to materialize. And instead of seeing their busiest night of the year, numerous bars shuttered their doors. At the Time4Thai restaurant, one of dozens here that specialize in Thai menus and decor, a sign called on patrons to donate the money they planned to spend on food to the Red Cross.
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March 15, 1989 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
Some of the world's best sailors competing for one of their sport's most coveted prizes in family racer-cruiser boats may seem as incongruous as contesting the Indianapolis 500 in station wagons. But that's the way it has always been in the Congressional Cup regatta at the Long Beach Yacht Club, where 10 Catalina 38s are docked in a row for the start of the silver anniversary event today. Ask the skippers about sailing a C-38 at this level of competition and most of them roll their eyes.
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September 8, 2007 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
Pope Benedict XVI stood silently Friday before a large stone monument to Austrian Jews slaughtered in the Holocaust, offering a gesture of what he described as "sadness" and "repentance." The visit was a significant start to a three-day pilgrimage to Austria to lend succor to a Roman Catholic Church still troubled by sexual abuse scandals, plummeting membership and sapped influence.
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