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January 14, 2000 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 115-foot cedar that towered over the park where Marie Antoinette played at being a milkmaid more than two centuries ago has been virtually torn from the earth. An even taller pine planted for Napoleon is now smashed to bits, some smaller than a pencil. In the gardens and woods of Versailles, where the lords and ladies of France once strolled and flirted, 100 tree surgeons, gardeners and landscapers have been working seven days a week, some with no time off since Christmas.
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April 16, 2006 | Susan Spano, Times Staff Writer
IT isn't easy to feel sorry for Marie Antoinette when you are standing in the French Garden at Versailles, where the flowers were changed every night to fend off royal boredom. It isn't easy even if you know she ascended, unready, to the French throne at 18, was a tender mother, bore her well-known fate on the guillotine with dignity and probably never said, "Let them eat cake."
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TRAVEL
April 16, 2006 | Susan Spano, Times Staff Writer
IT isn't easy to feel sorry for Marie Antoinette when you are standing in the French Garden at Versailles, where the flowers were changed every night to fend off royal boredom. It isn't easy even if you know she ascended, unready, to the French throne at 18, was a tender mother, bore her well-known fate on the guillotine with dignity and probably never said, "Let them eat cake."
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June 6, 2004 | Kristin Hohenadel, Special to The Times
The Vicomte Olivier de Rohan rushes through the clumped tourists at the Palace of Versailles, dangling a ring of keys cut in various centuries. He opens locked doors, points out a newly refurbished ceiling, the color of the brocade wallpaper, paintings that could use a cleaning -- a caretaker of one of France's grandest properties giving a house tour.
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February 6, 1991 | United Press International
Authorities announced Tuesday a 20-year plan to restore the gardens of Versailles in the original spirit conceived by Louis XIV at a cost of about $50 million. The culture minister, Jack Lang, appointed architect Pierre-Andre Lablaude to preside over the grandiose project in consultation with Jean-Pierre Babelon, director of the Versailles museum. Lablaude is believed to be the first architect with sole responsibility for the gardens since the French Revolution of 1789.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2004 | Kristin Hohenadel, Special to The Times
The Vicomte Olivier de Rohan rushes through the clumped tourists at the Palace of Versailles, dangling a ring of keys cut in various centuries. He opens locked doors, points out a newly refurbished ceiling, the color of the brocade wallpaper, paintings that could use a cleaning -- a caretaker of one of France's grandest properties giving a house tour.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 1992 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Louis XIV, France's famous "Sun King," built the Versailles Palace here more than 300 years ago. But for most of this century it has been American money--donated by wealthy patrons of the arts in the United States--that has helped keep the sprawling hilltop monument to the French monarchy from falling apart. After World War I, American millionaire John D. Rockefeller paid for a new roof and other expensive renovations.
NEWS
July 2, 1986
Masked gunmen stormed the fashionable home of a Libyan businessman in Versailles, France, and shot him to death, French police said. There were no immediate suspects or claim of responsibility for the murder of Mohammed Bouzou, 54, chairman of the SA Trame Export firm, headquartered in Nice. A relative of Bouzou had been an official in the government of King Idris I, who was toppled by Col. Moammar Kadafi in 1969.
SPORTS
September 7, 1994 | Associated Press
Tiger Woods was one of four players chosen Tuesday to represent the United States in next month's World Amateur Team Championship, to be played in Versailles, France. Woods, a three-time U.S. Junior Amateur champion from Cypress, won the U.S. Amateur last month with a dramatic comeback against Trip Kuehne. At 18, Woods became the youngest winner of the championship. Joining him on the team are Allen Doyle, 46, a three-time selection from LaGrange, Ga.; John Harris, 42, of Edina, Minn.
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December 22, 1988 | United Press International
Elizabeth L. Scott, an emeritus professor of statistics who helped reveal the "gender gap" in salaries for women, died Tuesday, the University of California announced. She was 71. Scott, an ardent feminist who was an accomplished astronomer, gained national attention in 1974 with studies that showed conclusively that women faculty members at major universities were paid substantially less than men.
NEWS
January 14, 2000 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 115-foot cedar that towered over the park where Marie Antoinette played at being a milkmaid more than two centuries ago has been virtually torn from the earth. An even taller pine planted for Napoleon is now smashed to bits, some smaller than a pencil. In the gardens and woods of Versailles, where the lords and ladies of France once strolled and flirted, 100 tree surgeons, gardeners and landscapers have been working seven days a week, some with no time off since Christmas.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 1992 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Louis XIV, France's famous "Sun King," built the Versailles Palace here more than 300 years ago. But for most of this century it has been American money--donated by wealthy patrons of the arts in the United States--that has helped keep the sprawling hilltop monument to the French monarchy from falling apart. After World War I, American millionaire John D. Rockefeller paid for a new roof and other expensive renovations.
NEWS
February 6, 1991 | United Press International
Authorities announced Tuesday a 20-year plan to restore the gardens of Versailles in the original spirit conceived by Louis XIV at a cost of about $50 million. The culture minister, Jack Lang, appointed architect Pierre-Andre Lablaude to preside over the grandiose project in consultation with Jean-Pierre Babelon, director of the Versailles museum. Lablaude is believed to be the first architect with sole responsibility for the gardens since the French Revolution of 1789.
NEWS
May 3, 1985 | From United Press International
Annual economic summit conferences bringing together leaders of the United States, Britain, France, West Germany, Italy and Japan have been held since 1975 with Canada joining in 1976. Here is a capsule summary: 1--Chateau de Rambouillet, France, Nov. 15-17, 1975. Agreed to stimulate economies; accepted flexible exchange rates; gave strong support and momentum to Tokyo Round of trade talks, which three years later lowered tariff barriers. 2--San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 27-28, 1976.
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December 6, 1985 | From Reuters
A bomb apparently meant to kill Belgian Justice Minister Jean Gol exploded in a packed courthouse in the eastern city of Liege today, killing one person and wounding several others. Gol, the hard-line senior deputy premier in charge of law and order in Belgium, had been due to attend a swearing-in ceremony for young lawyers in the building but was detained in Brussels by an important parliamentary debate.
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