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Bern (Switzerland)

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  • Think twice about becoming a star

    Some years ago, a Sun grandee being honored at a little retirement ceremony reflected on his long tenure at the paper. This worthy had at one time possessed the dignity of a correspondent in our Washington bureau, and I paraphrase what he said about the...
  • Migrating birds fly nonstop for more than six months

    Migrating birds fly nonstop for more than six months
    Talk about a red-eye flight! After attaching electronic monitors to half a dozen Alpine swifts, researchers say they were shocked to discover that migrating birds flew nonstop for 200 days. That's right, the birds remained airborne for more than six...
  • In 'Walk Hard,' Laughing with the Music

    A mock biopic whose protagonist is struck "smell-blind" by a childhood machete mishap, "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" sends up the clichés of the rock 'n' roll movie with unfettered glee. But creating the musical repertoire for the film's fictional rock...
  • A friendly town among the hills

    A friendly town among the hills
    New Zealand was too far, the south of France too cold and Colombia too unsafe for Casey and Susan Koehler. So the former Floridians settled quite happily on this mild and isolated coffee-growing town in western Panama for their retirement home. A...
  • 'Jericho' Finds New Life in Nuclear Winter

    'Jericho' Finds New Life in Nuclear Winter
    Declared dead in May, revived in June and filmed from July until September, "Jericho" returns to the CBS schedule on Tuesday, Feb. 12. This serious tale of a small Kansas town's fight for survival in the wake of a domestic nuclear attack may not exactly...
  • Twelve-year-old Indiana Boy Missing In Switzerland

    Twelve-year-old Indiana Boy Missing In Switzerland
    Swiss Police are continuing their search for a missing Indiana boy who disappeared on Friday. Investigators say the 12-year-old went missing during a hike at the Truemmelbach waterfalls near Lauterbrunnen. That's about 30 miles from the Swiss capitol...
  • What's new in Germany, Switzerland

    What's new in Germany, Switzerland
    It's been 20 years since the Berlin Wall came down in Germany, and unification seems like old news. From a traveler's point of view, the business at hand seems to be to keep the economy going and visitors entertained. Things are changing in Switzerland as...
  • Physician, educator and composer Richard Bing dies at 101

    It could be said that Dr. Richard John Bing, who died Monday just weeks after his 101st birthday, had lived several lives — all of them distinguished. The longtime La Cañada Flintridge resident excelled as a medical doctor, scientific researcher,...
  • Morgan State to stage 'Porgy and Bess'

    Morgan State to stage 'Porgy and Bess'
    It's a kind of a musical homecoming. "Porgy and Bess," the first and, many would say, greatest American opera, returns to Baltimore after a long absence with a large-scale production this week at Morgan State University, featuring several well-...
  • There's heaven, and then there's Lauterbrunnen

    There's heaven, and then there's Lauterbrunnen
    LAUTERBRUNNEN, Switzerland — Coming down Highway 6 from Switzerland's capital, Bern, you turn north into the lovely lake resort of Interlaken. Turn south and you enter the spectacularly beautiful Lauterbrunnen Valley. Picture this: a box canyon cut...
  • Emmarene Ida "Rena" Pennington, homemaker

    Emmarene Ida "Rena" Pennington, homemaker
    Emmarene Ida "Rena" Pennington, a homemaker who later became a school bus driver, died Sunday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the Edenwald retirement community in Towson. She was 92. Emmarene Ida Bartholomae, the daughter of a German...