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August 3, 1989 | KATHLEEN HENDRIX, Times Staff Writer
In June the 38-year marriage of Andreas and Margaret Papandreou, he then prime minister of Greece, she his American-born wife, ended in divorce. The divorce was preceded by three years of rumor, scandal and tawdry evidence of what was at first an indiscreet affair and later a public romance between Papandreou, 70, and Dimitra Liani, 34, a former talk-show hostess and airline flight attendant.
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August 3, 1989 | KATHLEEN HENDRIX, Times Staff Writer
In June the 38-year marriage of Andreas and Margaret Papandreou, he then prime minister of Greece, she his American-born wife, ended in divorce. The divorce was preceded by three years of rumor, scandal and tawdry evidence of what was at first an indiscreet affair and later a public romance between Papandreou, 70, and Dimitra Liani, 34, a former talk-show hostess and airline flight attendant.
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July 10, 1986 | From Reuters
Margaret Papandreou, wife of Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou, said Wednesday that she personally appealed to Syrian President Hafez Assad to help free kidnaped American and French hostages in Lebanon. "I am very satisfied that President Assad is doing all he can to achieve the release of the hostages," Papandreou, who was born in the United States, said in a statement after she returned from Damascus.
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June 16, 1989 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
Andreas Papandreou, the black sheep Socialist who runs Greece with wasp's tongue and autocrat's whim, is a man of both passion and tradition. As darkness falls on historic Constitution Square tonight, he will acknowledge the cheers of tens of thousands there to salute their charismatic champion. The climactic downtown election rally, as Greek as ouzo, could be Papandreou's last hurrah. The Yankee-baiting former Berkeley economics professor who has dominated Greek political life for a decade is the snarling underdog in his quest for a third term as prime minister.
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June 1, 1989 | From Times wire services
Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou's girlfriend said today he is free to remarry and they plan to hold a church wedding. Flight attendant Dimitra Liani, 34, said Papandreou's marriage to his American wife, Margaret, is over after 38 years. Speaking in a radio interview from the living room of a luxury villa where she moved in with the 70-year-old prime minister last November, she said they planned to marry to seal a "perfect" relationship. "Margaret Papandreou is a woman who stood by the prime minister's side, a family was created and she always helped him. But this has ended.
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June 16, 1989 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
Andreas Papandreou, the black sheep Socialist who runs Greece with wasp's tongue and autocrat's whim, is a man of both passion and tradition. As darkness falls on historic Constitution Square tonight, he will acknowledge the cheers of tens of thousands there to salute their charismatic champion. The climactic downtown election rally, as Greek as ouzo, could be Papandreou's last hurrah. The Yankee-baiting former Berkeley economics professor who has dominated Greek political life for a decade is the snarling underdog in his quest for a third term as prime minister.
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October 20, 1987 | Associated Press
The American-born wife of Greek Premier Andreas Papandreou says she is not planning to divorce her husband of 36 years. Margaret Papandreou was responding to Greek and U.S. news reports that she planned to return to the United States and file for divorce because of the premier's dalliance with a 33-year-old Greek flight attendant. "Marriages pass through crises, especially long marriages, and ours is no exception," Margaret Papandreou, 64, told the newspaper Messimvrini on Monday.
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June 4, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
The retired president of the University of Oregon, who has been linked to the ex-wife of former Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou, says he's moving to Greece for good. "The truth of the matter is that Athens has something that Eugene doesn't have," said Paul Olum. "And I don't mean the Acropolis." He said he'll leave Oregon by the end of the month. Close friends have guessed for months that Olum, 71, was becoming romantic about Margaret Papandreou, The Oregonian newspaper reported today.
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September 20, 1998 | LISA ORKIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Hara Ventouris' life took an opulent turn when she married into one of Greece's shipping dynasties. There was a seaside villa, her black Mercedes and servants to help care for the couple's three small children. It all went bad in 1995. Her husband, George Ventouris, ordered her out to make room for his mistress, pregnant with their second out-of-wedlock child. He also demanded custody of the children from the marriage. Hara Ventouris tried to fight back.
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June 1, 1989 | From Times wire services
Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou's girlfriend said today he is free to remarry and they plan to hold a church wedding. Flight attendant Dimitra Liani, 34, said Papandreou's marriage to his American wife, Margaret, is over after 38 years. Speaking in a radio interview from the living room of a luxury villa where she moved in with the 70-year-old prime minister last November, she said they planned to marry to seal a "perfect" relationship. "Margaret Papandreou is a woman who stood by the prime minister's side, a family was created and she always helped him. But this has ended.
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July 10, 1986 | From Reuters
Margaret Papandreou, wife of Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou, said Wednesday that she personally appealed to Syrian President Hafez Assad to help free kidnaped American and French hostages in Lebanon. "I am very satisfied that President Assad is doing all he can to achieve the release of the hostages," Papandreou, who was born in the United States, said in a statement after she returned from Damascus.
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June 14, 1990 | BETTY GOODWIN
"I told Bill Press that if they gassed this place, the Democratic party would lose all its funds for the next 10 years," said Richard Walden, president of Operation California. The event was a 70th birthday party for Stanley K. Sheinbaum, a bearded, bow-tied, gray-haired eminence with a lot of friends.
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June 16, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
The National Organization for Women on Sunday passed resolutions on issues ranging from AIDS, divorce and teen-age pregnancy to relocation of Native Americans in concluding its annual meeting. Just blocks away, the National Right to Life Committee had held its annual meeting, which ended Saturday, and the timing of the two conventions kept the abortion issue on the front burner of NOW's annual convention.
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