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July 6, 2001 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl's wife, Hannelore, was found dead Thursday at the family home in Oggersheim. Letters left for her husband, sons and friends indicated that she had taken her own life to escape the pain of a rare illness that made her allergic to sunlight.
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April 29, 2002 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Churchgoers crowded into services here Sunday as residents mourned their losses from a school massacre by a teenage gunman that left 17 people dead last week, including the shooter. Preaching at the city's main cathedral, Claus-Peter Maerz, a local priest and theology professor, told the congregation that now is a time for grieving for those killed in Friday's rampage, not for expecting answers. "The time for explanations hasn't come yet, and it will never fully come," Maerz said.
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January 21, 2000 | By CAROL J. WILLIAMS,
The parliamentary finance chief of the party of disgraced former Chancellor Helmut Kohl was found dead in his Berlin apartment Thursday, the victim of an apparent suicide by hanging.
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April 28, 2002 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A teenage gunman who killed 16 people and himself at his former school here was a gun-club member who legally owned the weapons he carried in the rampage, targeting most of his victims with well-aimed pistol shots to the head, authorities said Saturday. Friday's blood bath was cut short after about 15 minutes by a courageous history teacher, Rainer Heise, who managed to shove the black-clad gunman into a room and lock the door, German police said Saturday.
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November 11, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A spurned suitor killed himself a day after fatally shooting six members of a Turkish family in the northern German city of Bielefeld. The man shot himself in the head after leading police on a chase, authorities said. Police said the gunman, a 34-year-old Turk identified only as Mehmet K., shot three women and three men in their apartment Tuesday night, apparently after the family turned down his request to marry one of the women. Mehmet K.
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August 1, 1995 | Associated Press
An Israeli who commandeered a sightseeing bus and shot the driver and a passenger to death apparently took his own life as police stormed the bus, a prosecutor said Monday. Autopsy results showed gunpowder burns on Leon Bor's head. Police didn't shoot from up close, although a police sharpshooter's bullet that hit Bor in the neck probably would have been fatal, prosecutor Karl Utermann said.
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July 18, 1998 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A California National Guard soldier who was found dead last month in Germany and who became the center of an ongoing dispute between the guard and the U.S. Army, killed himself, according to an autopsy report released Thursday. Meanwhile, a separate document indicated that a National Guard official has filed a complaint with the Department of Defense Inspector General's office, alleging that three Army officers conspired to wrongly accuse the man of being a deserter.
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October 17, 1998 | Reuters
A 27-year-old German man was found mauled to death by lions at a Nuremberg zoo Friday in what police called a suicide. Workers entering the zoo in the southern German city in the morning said they saw a male lion sitting on top of the corpse while three female lions sat nearby. Police said the man, who bled to death from his wounds, had stripped down to his undershirt outside the cage, crossed a water divide and then climbed over a fence to get into the enclosure.
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July 18, 1998 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A California National Guard soldier who was found dead last month in Germany and who became the center of an ongoing dispute between the Guard and the U.S. Army, killed himself, according to an autopsy report released Thursday. A separate document indicated that a National Guard official has filed a complaint with the Department of Defense inspector general's office, alleging that three Army officers conspired to wrongly accuse the man of being a deserter.
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April 27, 2002 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS and PETRA FALKENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A 19-year-old angered by his expulsion burst into a secondary school Friday carrying a pump-action shotgun and a revolver and shot to death 15 adults and two students before killing himself. The attack evoked the nightmarish images of the Columbine High School shootings in Colorado three years ago. Tearful parents ran toward the Johann Gutenberg secondary school in search of their children, and paramedics crouched along sidewalks and cobblestone streets to tend to the wounded.
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April 27, 2002 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS and PETRA FALKENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A 19-year-old angered by his expulsion burst into a secondary school Friday carrying a pump-action shotgun and a revolver and shot to death 15 adults and two students before killing himself. The attack evoked the nightmarish images of the Columbine High School shootings in Colorado three years ago. Tearful parents ran toward the Johann Gutenberg secondary school in search of their children, and paramedics crouched along sidewalks and cobblestone streets to tend to the wounded.
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July 12, 2001 | From Associated Press
Hundreds of mourners fell silent Wednesday as Germany's former Chancellor Helmut Kohl shook holy water onto his wife's coffin to bid her farewell. About 1,000 people attended a memorial Mass with Kohl, the couple's two sons and foreign dignitaries in the 11th century Speyer Cathedral. Hannelore Kohl, 68, killed herself last week rather than continue to fight a rare disease that confined her to darkness.
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July 6, 2001 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl's wife, Hannelore, was found dead Thursday at the family home in Oggersheim. Letters left for her husband, sons and friends indicated that she had taken her own life to escape the pain of a rare illness that made her allergic to sunlight.
NEWS
January 21, 2000 | By CAROL J. WILLIAMS,
The parliamentary finance chief of the party of disgraced former Chancellor Helmut Kohl was found dead in his Berlin apartment Thursday, the victim of an apparent suicide by hanging.
NEWS
November 11, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A spurned suitor killed himself a day after fatally shooting six members of a Turkish family in the northern German city of Bielefeld. The man shot himself in the head after leading police on a chase, authorities said. Police said the gunman, a 34-year-old Turk identified only as Mehmet K., shot three women and three men in their apartment Tuesday night, apparently after the family turned down his request to marry one of the women. Mehmet K.
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October 17, 1998 | Reuters
A 27-year-old German man was found mauled to death by lions at a Nuremberg zoo Friday in what police called a suicide. Workers entering the zoo in the southern German city in the morning said they saw a male lion sitting on top of the corpse while three female lions sat nearby. Police said the man, who bled to death from his wounds, had stripped down to his undershirt outside the cage, crossed a water divide and then climbed over a fence to get into the enclosure.
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April 29, 2002 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Churchgoers crowded into services here Sunday as residents mourned their losses from a school massacre by a teenage gunman that left 17 people dead last week, including the shooter. Preaching at the city's main cathedral, Claus-Peter Maerz, a local priest and theology professor, told the congregation that now is a time for grieving for those killed in Friday's rampage, not for expecting answers. "The time for explanations hasn't come yet, and it will never fully come," Maerz said.
NEWS
April 28, 2002 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A teenage gunman who killed 16 people and himself at his former school here was a gun-club member who legally owned the weapons he carried in the rampage, targeting most of his victims with well-aimed pistol shots to the head, authorities said Saturday. Friday's blood bath was cut short after about 15 minutes by a courageous history teacher, Rainer Heise, who managed to shove the black-clad gunman into a room and lock the door, German police said Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1998 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A California National Guard soldier who was found dead last month in Germany and who became the center of an ongoing dispute between the guard and the U.S. Army, killed himself, according to an autopsy report released Thursday. Meanwhile, a separate document indicated that a National Guard official has filed a complaint with the Department of Defense Inspector General's office, alleging that three Army officers conspired to wrongly accuse the man of being a deserter.
NEWS
July 18, 1998 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A California National Guard soldier who was found dead last month in Germany and who became the center of an ongoing dispute between the Guard and the U.S. Army, killed himself, according to an autopsy report released Thursday. A separate document indicated that a National Guard official has filed a complaint with the Department of Defense inspector general's office, alleging that three Army officers conspired to wrongly accuse the man of being a deserter.
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