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June 26, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
A man jumped more than 250 feet to his death from the top of Notre Dame Cathedral today, killing a teen-age schoolgirl when he fell to the ground. Police said the unidentified man, who was about 30 years old, jumped from the southern tower of Notre Dame about 11 a.m. and fell on Martine Blot, 14, of Paris, who was visiting the tourist site with a school group. The girl, who died instantly, was standing a short distance from her classmates outside the cathedral admiring its facade when the body crushed her, witnesses told police.
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January 16, 2010 | By Tracy Wilkinson
The woman wailed outside the ruins of the Notre Dame Cathedral of Port-au-Prince, the iconic Roman Catholic church that symbolized Haiti's religious fervor. "This is what God did!" she cried Friday morning. "See what God can do!" Tuesday's earthquake brought down the roof of the enormous pink-and-cream church, filling the apse and nave with tons of rubble. The quake punched out its vivid stained glass windows, twisted its wrought-iron fencing and sliced brick walls like cake.
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January 16, 2010 | By Tracy Wilkinson
The woman wailed outside the ruins of the Notre Dame Cathedral of Port-au-Prince, the iconic Roman Catholic church that symbolized Haiti's religious fervor. "This is what God did!" she cried Friday morning. "See what God can do!" Tuesday's earthquake brought down the roof of the enormous pink-and-cream church, filling the apse and nave with tons of rubble. The quake punched out its vivid stained glass windows, twisted its wrought-iron fencing and sliced brick walls like cake.
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March 13, 1994 | Associated Press
The three portals of Notre Dame cathedral will get a state-of-the-art face-lift starting this week using the latest laser technology. The cleaning is the first major restoration of Notre Dame's main doors since the mid-19th Century. Experts say the laser beams will dislodge particles of dirt built up since the 13th Century without damaging the remaining vestiges of color still visible in the sculpted folds of the saints' clothes.
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March 13, 1994 | Associated Press
The three portals of Notre Dame cathedral will get a state-of-the-art face-lift starting this week using the latest laser technology. The cleaning is the first major restoration of Notre Dame's main doors since the mid-19th Century. Experts say the laser beams will dislodge particles of dirt built up since the 13th Century without damaging the remaining vestiges of color still visible in the sculpted folds of the saints' clothes.
NEWS
May 1, 1989 | From Times wire services
The city of Paris launched its first "river-bus" service on the Seine in more than 50 years today, one of a series of steps to ease the capital's traffic jams. The first of nine river-buses that will shuttle daily along the Seine sailed from the foot of the Eiffel Tower headed for its up-river terminus at Town Hall. The boats, scheduled to run every 45 minutes with up to 150 people on board, will stop at three newly built docks on the way: at the Musee d'Orsay, the Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral.
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June 27, 1989 | From United Press International
A man jumped more than 250 feet to his death from the top of Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday, killing a teen-age schoolgirl standing below, police said. Police said the unidentified man, who was about 30 years old, fell on Martine Blot, 14, of Paris, who was visiting the tourist site with a school group. The student was standing a small distance away from her classmates outside the cathedral admiring its facade when the falling body crushed her, witnesses told police. Visitors are allowed to climb the steep stairway to the 266-foot-high platform of the south tower--one of the cathedral's graceful twin towers--for a view of the spire and flying buttresses.
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April 13, 1989 | RICHARD EDER, Times Book Critic
Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century by Greil Marcus (Harvard University Press: $29.95; 496 pages) On Page 18 of "Lipstick Traces," Greil Marcus announces the theme of the book. He calls it "serpentine." That is, it is long and twisty, it keeps doubling back upon itself and, though he doesn't say so, it tends to swallow its own tail. It is a book--this gnarled, passionate, semiconfessional search for the spark of anarchic revolt through the history of our culture--at war with itself.
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October 22, 1987 | Associated Press
Thousands of people fought for space inside the Notre Dame cathedral today while thousands crowded outside, forcing postponement of a funeral Mass for slain presidential candidate Yves Volel. Meanwhile, former President Jimmy Carter arrived in Port-au-Prince for a one-day visit and planned to meet with members of the military-led junta, the independent Electoral Council and religious and business leaders.
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October 12, 1987 | Associated Press
About a dozen anarchists and pacifists occupied the south tower of Notre Dame Cathedral for two hours Sunday to demand freedom for a jailed draft resister, witnesses said. The protesters unfurled a large black banner with white letters reading "Free Eric Hebert." Pamphlets tossed from the cathedral tower said Hebert was given a one-year sentence "because he is an anarchist and pacifist. He refuses any participation in a future war or to serve interests which are not his."
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June 27, 1989 | From United Press International
A man jumped more than 250 feet to his death from the top of Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday, killing a teen-age schoolgirl standing below, police said. Police said the unidentified man, who was about 30 years old, fell on Martine Blot, 14, of Paris, who was visiting the tourist site with a school group. The student was standing a small distance away from her classmates outside the cathedral admiring its facade when the falling body crushed her, witnesses told police. Visitors are allowed to climb the steep stairway to the 266-foot-high platform of the south tower--one of the cathedral's graceful twin towers--for a view of the spire and flying buttresses.
NEWS
June 26, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
A man jumped more than 250 feet to his death from the top of Notre Dame Cathedral today, killing a teen-age schoolgirl when he fell to the ground. Police said the unidentified man, who was about 30 years old, jumped from the southern tower of Notre Dame about 11 a.m. and fell on Martine Blot, 14, of Paris, who was visiting the tourist site with a school group. The girl, who died instantly, was standing a short distance from her classmates outside the cathedral admiring its facade when the body crushed her, witnesses told police.
NEWS
May 1, 1989 | From Times wire services
The city of Paris launched its first "river-bus" service on the Seine in more than 50 years today, one of a series of steps to ease the capital's traffic jams. The first of nine river-buses that will shuttle daily along the Seine sailed from the foot of the Eiffel Tower headed for its up-river terminus at Town Hall. The boats, scheduled to run every 45 minutes with up to 150 people on board, will stop at three newly built docks on the way: at the Musee d'Orsay, the Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral.
NEWS
April 13, 1989 | RICHARD EDER, Times Book Critic
Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century by Greil Marcus (Harvard University Press: $29.95; 496 pages) On Page 18 of "Lipstick Traces," Greil Marcus announces the theme of the book. He calls it "serpentine." That is, it is long and twisty, it keeps doubling back upon itself and, though he doesn't say so, it tends to swallow its own tail. It is a book--this gnarled, passionate, semiconfessional search for the spark of anarchic revolt through the history of our culture--at war with itself.
NEWS
October 23, 1987
A funeral Mass for slain Haitian presidential candidate Yves Volel was delayed and had to be moved to another location after thousands fought for space inside Port-au-Prince's Notre Dame Cathedral, preventing relatives from taking Volel's casket into the church. The Mass and burial took place later in the day in Jacmel, Volel's hometown 70 miles from the capital.
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March 24, 1989 | From Times wire service s
One person was killed and 10 were slightly injured when a tourist boat collided with a barge on the Seine near Notre Dame Cathedral, police and fire department officials said today. Sources close to an investigation quoted the captain of the tourist boat as saying the barge was poorly lit, while the barge captain said the other boat ignored a signal.
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