May 29, 1989
U.S.-bred Napoletano, driven by Stig H. Johansson of Sweden, won the 37th Elitloppet, Europe's richest harness race with a purse of $170,000, at Stockholm, Sweden.
July 19, 1987 |
In Sweden, Gustavsberg porcelain means tradition. The company was founded in 1825, and its Ceramics Center occupies the original site--on the island of Varmdo in the scenic Swedish archipelago just 20 kilometers from the center of Stockholm. Gustavsberg produces distinctive top-quality china and stoneware, with traditional and modern patterns, as well as fabulous one-of-a-kind porcelain objets d'art, designed and handmade by the company's fine ceramists.
September 14, 1989 |
Christer Pettersson, sentenced to life in jail for the 1986 murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, surprised his appeals court hearing today by confessing to 600 robberies. "I robbed 600 people between 1970 and 1977, two each week. . . . Most of them were amphetamine dealers," he told the Stockholm appeals court.
March 13, 1990 |
South African black nationalist Nelson R. Mandela and ailing Oliver R. Tambo, president of the African National Congress, held an emotional reunion after 27 years. A jubilant crowd of Swedes and Africans greeted Mandela and his wife, Winnie, at the Stockholm airport after they arrived from Tanzania. Mandela, 71, and Tambo, 72, once law partners, had not seen each other since Mandela was jailed in South Africa 27 years ago and Tambo went into exile. They met at a castle near Stockholm.
January 30, 2011 |
Three Seconds A Novel Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström Translated from the Swedish by Kari Dickson Silver Oak: 489 pp., $24.95 Appetites whetted by the astronomical success of Stieg Larsson's "Girl Who" series, publishers and readers alike are on the hunt for the Next Big Swedish Crime Novel. What gets glossed over in that quest is the fact that four Swedish writers ? Henning Mankell, Hakan Nesser, Ake Edwardson and Inger Frimansson? have toiled in the field for decades and produced among them nine powerful, award-winning books.
April 23, 1989
Andrei Khomutov had a goal and an assist as the unbeaten Soviet Union edged Canada, 4-3, for its sixth consecutive victory in the World Hockey Championships at Stockholm. The Soviets need only a tie against defending champion Sweden Monday to finish on top of the preliminary-round standings.
April 9, 1985 |
Three U.S. congresswomen said Monday they will attend the first global meeting of women parliament members on disarmament in Stockholm on Thursday and Friday. The three are Reps. Patricia Schroeder (D-Colo.) and Claudine Schneider (R-R.I.) and California Rep. Barbara Boxer (D-Greenbrae).
October 25, 1996 |
Each afternoon, they gather at the Sibelius bar, on a well-trod pedestrian lane in this suburb of Stockholm: the flotsam of a system that wasn't supposed to let anyone down. There is Steiner Holth, once a highly paid pressman who, at 47, was forced out of his job just in time to sample the cutbacks in Sweden's unemployment-compensation program. There is Karin Skognstad, who broke her wrist and discovered how much the national sick-pay rate had been rolled back.