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February 18, 2012 | Wire reports
Top-seeded Roger Federer reached the ABN Amro World Tennis final at Rotterdam, Netherlands, with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Nikolay Davydenko on Saturday. Federer, playing in Rotterdam for the first time since capturing the 2005 title, will play for the championship Sunday against Juan Martin del Potro . The third-seeded Argentine downed second-seeded Tomas Berdych , 6-3, 6-1, in the other semifinal. Defending champion Nicolas Almagro of Spain defeated countryman Albert Ramos , 6-4, 7-6 (4)
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February 18, 2012 | Wire reports
Top-seeded Roger Federer reached the ABN Amro World Tennis final at Rotterdam, Netherlands, with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Nikolay Davydenko on Saturday. Federer, playing in Rotterdam for the first time since capturing the 2005 title, will play for the championship Sunday against Juan Martin del Potro . The third-seeded Argentine downed second-seeded Tomas Berdych , 6-3, 6-1, in the other semifinal. Defending champion Nicolas Almagro of Spain defeated countryman Albert Ramos , 6-4, 7-6 (4)
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SPORTS
April 27, 1989
At least 30 fans were arrested and 23 were injured in clashes before the World Cup soccer qualifying game between the Netherlands and West Germany at Rotterdam, Netherlands.
TRAVEL
January 22, 2012 | By Karl Zimmermann, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Rarely has a city been as in love with a shipping company as Rotterdam, Netherlands, is with the Holland America line. So July 3, when the 1997 Rotterdam VI left the Netherlands' second-largest city for New York City, the Dutch turned out in force to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Holland America's last transatlantic liner voyage. My wife, Laurel, and I were aboard this 1,364-passenger ship, which is more reminiscent of traditional liners than many of today's mega-cruise ships.
WORLD
January 1, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Dutch police arrested three men suspected of planning an attack. Prosecutors said police made the arrests in Rotterdam after the Dutch intelligence service said it was possible the suspects were about to carry out an unspecified act of violence. The news agency ANP said two of the men were Dutch Moroccans and the third was from Sudan.
NEWS
November 19, 1993 | Reuters
Customs officers in the port of Rotterdam seized a cargo of 1.9 million frozen sparrows Thursday, the Dutch news agency ANP reported. The cargo was discovered in two containers that arrived from China and were ultimately bound for Italy, where the birds were to be sold for human consumption. Sparrows are protected by law in the Netherlands.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1999
Dr. Mary Knight wrote (letter, June 4) that Netherlands patients "are afraid to go to the doctor for fear of being euthanized." On May 5, I visited an elderly friend in a Rotterdam nursing home. The patients were of all ages in all kinds of condition. My friend has little short-term memory. She may never leave the nursing home. She and the others are well cared for. There were many doctors and nurses available. No way were any of these patients being euthanized. JOY GAULT Lawndale
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2010
SERIES Mississippi River Quest: This three-part special on National Geographic follows a filmmaker, a scientist and a professional fisherman as they try to ride the length of the Mississippi River in a variety of vessels. The first hour, "Headwaters to Minneapolis," (4 and 7 p.m.) finds the three embarking in kayaks. That's followed by "Minneapolis to Memphis" (5 and 8 p.m.) and "Memphis to the Gulf" (6 and 9 p.m.). Three Rivers: In this new episode, Andy (Alex O'Loughlin)
SPORTS
April 25, 1998
I continue to be puzzled by the pressure brought on Bill Burke to make the L.A. Marathon course faster, meaning easier. When the world's best golfers assemble once a year for the U.S. Open to determine the best of the best, they don't go to some pitch-and-putt, they go to Oakmont, or Southern Hills or Pebble Beach, where they don't shoot 20 under par, but only hope to break par at all. If the world's best marathoners want to run fast times, let...
TRAVEL
May 24, 1987
In the May 3 issue Eric Friedheim states in his question-and-answer column "Riding on Amtrak's New Trains" that only the QE2 has regular passenger service to and from Europe this spring and summer. He is quite wrong. The Stefan Batory of Polish Ocean Lines will be making regular transatlantic crossings from Montreal to London, Rotterdam and Gdynia and return as it has for many years. Sailings from Montreal began May 12, from London May 2. The eastbound passage of Oct. 7 will be the last, for the Stefan B is being taken out of service next spring after 46 years of service.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2010
SERIES Mississippi River Quest: This three-part special on National Geographic follows a filmmaker, a scientist and a professional fisherman as they try to ride the length of the Mississippi River in a variety of vessels. The first hour, "Headwaters to Minneapolis," (4 and 7 p.m.) finds the three embarking in kayaks. That's followed by "Minneapolis to Memphis" (5 and 8 p.m.) and "Memphis to the Gulf" (6 and 9 p.m.). Three Rivers: In this new episode, Andy (Alex O'Loughlin)
SPORTS
July 2, 2010 | By Diane Pucin
When Lance Armstrong appears at the start line Saturday in Rotterdam, Holland, for the 2010 Tour de France, it will be for the last time. The last time he takes off on the three-week, 21-stage marathon that has defined his cycling career. The last time he aims at climbing some of the highest mountains in the world. The last time he measures himself against the best in the world. Armstrong, the seven-time champion, won't be the favorite. That would be Spaniard Alberto Contador, the defending champion who was uncomfortable having Armstrong as a teammate last year.
TRAVEL
November 29, 2009
1 Netherlands When Rotterdam's artists and musicians talk about a place they care about, they inevitably point to Worm, the 500-year-old converted soap factory. Five years ago, members of the Worm artist collective cleaned up the abandoned, fire-damaged building, opening its doors to host and produce a daring mix of cutting-edge concerts, films and multimedia arts within a puzzle of intimate spaces redesigned using converted trash. Today, architects as well as revelers come to admire the award-winning interior design of the brick structure set on the banks of a charming canal and across from an old windmill west of the city center.
WORLD
October 4, 2009 | Henry Chu
The veiled women clutch their children's hands as they scurry past the liquor store, ignoring rows of vodka bottles on their way to the Muslim butcher's next door. Across the street, male customers emerge from the Climax sex shop with their purchases and quickly stride away without a second glance at the Turkish kebab restaurant just opening for lunch. The conservative and liberal, religious and secular, Dutch and foreign stand side by side here in Rotterdam, in a contrasting and at times uneasy coexistence where social and cultural middle ground can be elusive.
SPORTS
February 16, 2009 | Staff and Wire Reports
Second-seeded Andy Murray overcame an injured Rafael Nadal, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0, Sunday to become the first British winner at the ABN Amro tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The top-ranked Nadal was bothered by a right knee injury and had to call a medical timeout in the second set, before deciding to continue the match. "On one leg he could still go on," Murray said of Nadal. "That's how good he is."
WORLD
January 1, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Dutch police arrested three men suspected of planning an attack. Prosecutors said police made the arrests in Rotterdam after the Dutch intelligence service said it was possible the suspects were about to carry out an unspecified act of violence. The news agency ANP said two of the men were Dutch Moroccans and the third was from Sudan.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 1991 | From Associated Press
Sculptor Giacomo Manzu, a leading Italian artist who gained fame as the creator of the bronze doors at St. Peter's Basilica and other churches, has died at 82. Manzu died at his home in a Rome suburb of heart failure Thursday night, said his secretary. Born in the northern city of Bergamo, one of 12 children of a shoemaker, Manzu never received any formal artistic training and used to say that his artistic impulse sprang from his blood.
NEWS
February 3, 1991 | Reuters
Customs officers seized 66 pounds of Turkish heroin at Rotterdam's wholesale vegetable market after a drug-sniffing dog found nine tins of olives stuffed with the drug, police said last week.
BOOKS
September 28, 2003 | Jessica Helfand, Jessica Helfand is a member of the graduate design faculty at the Yale School of Art and the author of "Reinventing the Wheel."
The British philosopher Alfred North Whitehead once wrote that it requires a very unusual mind to undertake an analysis of the obvious, and yet it is this very obviousness, this ordinariness, that has long been a topic of inquiry in design criticism. This thing that American novelist Walker Percy called "everydayness" has everything to do with the performance of things around us -- which, come to think of it, is really quite extraordinary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1999
Dr. Mary Knight wrote (letter, June 4) that Netherlands patients "are afraid to go to the doctor for fear of being euthanized." On May 5, I visited an elderly friend in a Rotterdam nursing home. The patients were of all ages in all kinds of condition. My friend has little short-term memory. She may never leave the nursing home. She and the others are well cared for. There were many doctors and nurses available. No way were any of these patients being euthanized. JOY GAULT Lawndale
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