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By DAN BERGER | October 31, 1991
It's trick or treat time at the Royal Palace in Madrid.The good thing about a conference opener at which no one shakes hands is that since it couldn't be worse, it can only get better.Lech Walesa is willing to be the whole government in order to lead Poland away from dictatorship.
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By San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News | February 17, 2008
My husband and I will be visiting Stockholm, Sweden. Is the city accessible to the disabled? Generally speaking, Stockholm is accessible, from museums and most attractions to many restaurants. But you'll want to avoid parts of Old Town, where streets are cobblestone and many restaurants, in old wine or potato cellars, require walking down stairs. Tina Brannstrom, a spokeswoman for the Stockholm Visitors Board, wrote this in an e-mail: "We have broad sidewalks almost everywhere. The museums are mostly accessible with wheelchairs, like the most popular attractions: the Vasamuseum, Skansen, the Royal Palace (in Old Town)
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March 21, 2004
Queen Juliana, 94, who presided over the dismantling of the centuries-old Dutch empire and witnessed the birth of a social revolution during her 32-year reign over the Netherlands, died yesterday at the royal palace in Soestdijk, about 30 miles southeast of Amsterdam, the Dutch government said. Her doctors said she died of pneumonia, combined with a general deterioration of health. She gave up the title of queen when she abdicated in favor of her daughter Beatrix in 1980. The Royal Palace was protective of her privacy, but she was known to suffer heart problems and to have been under 24-hour surveillance by two nurses.
NEWS
March 21, 2004
Queen Juliana, 94, who presided over the dismantling of the centuries-old Dutch empire and witnessed the birth of a social revolution during her 32-year reign over the Netherlands, died yesterday at the royal palace in Soestdijk, about 30 miles southeast of Amsterdam, the Dutch government said. Her doctors said she died of pneumonia, combined with a general deterioration of health. She gave up the title of queen when she abdicated in favor of her daughter Beatrix in 1980. The Royal Palace was protective of her privacy, but she was known to suffer heart problems and to have been under 24-hour surveillance by two nurses.
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By San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News | February 17, 2008
My husband and I will be visiting Stockholm, Sweden. Is the city accessible to the disabled? Generally speaking, Stockholm is accessible, from museums and most attractions to many restaurants. But you'll want to avoid parts of Old Town, where streets are cobblestone and many restaurants, in old wine or potato cellars, require walking down stairs. Tina Brannstrom, a spokeswoman for the Stockholm Visitors Board, wrote this in an e-mail: "We have broad sidewalks almost everywhere. The museums are mostly accessible with wheelchairs, like the most popular attractions: the Vasamuseum, Skansen, the Royal Palace (in Old Town)
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By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,SUN ART CRITIC | March 11, 2000
The omnipotent Turkish sultan and his harem attended by legions of fawning courtiers amid unimaginable luxury is a cliche today. Yet as a new exhibit at Washington's Corcoran Gallery of Art reminds us, such rulers actually existed until late in the 1800s. "Palace of Gold & Light: Treasures from the Topkapi, Istanbul" brings more than 200 objects from the royal Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, the fabulous seat of the Ottoman Turk empire, which for nearly 400 years dazzled the world with its opulence.
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By Ellen Sweets and Ellen Sweets,DALLAS MORNING NEWS | August 11, 1996
Want a little change from the urban pace of Paris? Try the royal palace at Versailles, just 20 miles or so down the road. It is an extraordinary study in how to develop a big piece of property to its best advantage.The town itself, as with many little French towns, would be worth the trip even if the world's most famous palace weren't there. But the palace is there, so the day trip is a super twofer.Versailles has the requisite compact charm: narrow cobblestone streets and a central core complete with an open-air market, or marche, as the French call it.Former Chicagoan Susan Concordet has lived in Paris with her French husband, Jean, for nearly two decades, and she never tires of periodic visits to the historic little city.
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By Bob Ryan and Bob Ryan,Boston Globe | July 21, 1992
MONTE CARLO, Monaco -- Bulletin from the Mediterranean: Team USA practiced yesterday morning, and Larry Bird took part.He participated in all activities, including scrimmaging, and when he was done he expressed hope that he could perform in tonight's exhibition game against the French National Team at Stade Louis II here."
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By Raven Smith | October 26, 2008
Halloween is creeping closer, and it won't be long before little ghosts and goblins hit the streets in search of sweet treats. But for a more historical All Hallow's Eve this year, skip the candy trail and head straight to the home of Dracula himself: Romania. Despite being the birthplace of the spooky figure, Romania is one of Europe's most beautiful countries, with charming villages and rich Carpathian mountain scenery. Here are five things to do: 1 Explore Bran Castle : Don't let the name fool you: This is indeed Dracula's castle.
NEWS
November 12, 1998
Retired Rear Adm. Magruder Hill Tuttle, 90, a World War II aircraft squadron leader and a postwar carrier commander, died Friday in Pensacola, Fla. He helped form what became the National Museum of Naval Aviation in 1962 when he was chief of air basic training at Pensacola Naval Air Station.Admiral Tuttle also served as tactical test director and then chief of staff to the director of the Naval Air Test Center at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland.Rumer Godden, 91, the prolific British author of "Black Narcissus" and "The River" and a writer of children's books that are enjoyed throughout the world, died on Sunday at her home in Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
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By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,SUN ART CRITIC | March 11, 2000
The omnipotent Turkish sultan and his harem attended by legions of fawning courtiers amid unimaginable luxury is a cliche today. Yet as a new exhibit at Washington's Corcoran Gallery of Art reminds us, such rulers actually existed until late in the 1800s. "Palace of Gold & Light: Treasures from the Topkapi, Istanbul" brings more than 200 objects from the royal Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, the fabulous seat of the Ottoman Turk empire, which for nearly 400 years dazzled the world with its opulence.
FEATURES
By Ellen Sweets and Ellen Sweets,DALLAS MORNING NEWS | August 11, 1996
Want a little change from the urban pace of Paris? Try the royal palace at Versailles, just 20 miles or so down the road. It is an extraordinary study in how to develop a big piece of property to its best advantage.The town itself, as with many little French towns, would be worth the trip even if the world's most famous palace weren't there. But the palace is there, so the day trip is a super twofer.Versailles has the requisite compact charm: narrow cobblestone streets and a central core complete with an open-air market, or marche, as the French call it.Former Chicagoan Susan Concordet has lived in Paris with her French husband, Jean, for nearly two decades, and she never tires of periodic visits to the historic little city.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | October 31, 1991
It's trick or treat time at the Royal Palace in Madrid.The good thing about a conference opener at which no one shakes hands is that since it couldn't be worse, it can only get better.Lech Walesa is willing to be the whole government in order to lead Poland away from dictatorship.
NEWS
October 30, 1991
Hopes of the world greet the ceremonial opening of the Middle East peace conference today at the Royal Palace in Madrid. That is an awesome load for the delegates to bear. The last such conference convened under United Nations auspices in Geneva in 1973, with Egypt, Jordan and Israel present. It lasted one day and never reconvened. This conference has a stately schedule of speeches and rebuttals over three days. The world's hope must be that this rhetorical phase does not paralyze the subsequent talks, as statements of position by Middle Eastern disputants so often do.Both the Palestinian delegation and Israeli government ministers have talked in refreshingly similar language about the possibility of negotiating Palestinian autonomy on the West Bank and Gaza, while maintaining Israeli security control, before addressing the issue of permanent status.
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By New York Times News Service | March 22, 1995
FEZ, Morocco -- In the Middle East it still matters what you wear on your head. The Sudanese have floppy turbans, the Palestinians red and black checkered kaffiyehs and the Saudis the white ghutra.But the maroon, brimless fez, once the epitome of Old World courtesy and taste, has become, for most Muslims, politically incorrect."It's a hat of the oppressors," said Abdel Jouad, 26. "This is why no one wears it anymore."Only the Moroccan royal court has resisted the Muslim world's onslaught against the fez. King Hassan II is the only Arab leader to wear it. And Cabinet ministers, the royal guard and the palace staff all sport the fez, although the staff members wear a floppy, conical-shaped fez that denotes their status.
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