Volume 1 ... Number 29
BERLIN WALL FALLS
- Paraphrased and reprinted from "Berlin's mayors embrace at
wall", by Mary Curtius, The Boston Globe, Mon., Nov. 13. -
East Germany announced Sunday night that
during the day
it opened 13 new crossings in the fences and walls that mark
the border with the west. Among these were openings in the
The border was opened Thursday night. Since then, over
4 million visas have been issued to East Germans wishing to
visit West Germany. Officials of both countries stressed,
however, that only a miniscule number of those who have come
west since Thursday are asking to stay.
"This step of the German Democratic Republic's
government has paid off," said Ingrid Stahmer, deputy
governing mayor of [West] Berlin. "Many people want to
"The people just want to visit each other," said Walter
Monper, Mayor of West Rerlin.
And 800,000 East Germans were thought to be visiting
West Berlin Sunday.
Momper expressed hope that the huge masses who have
stampeded through downtown Berlin all weekend will disappear
with the start of the work week. But he acknowledged that
the crowds are likely to return again next weekend.
Today is Raychael's birthday.
The comics are made possible by a grant from Jon McGee.
The corporate sponsor wishes you to know that he did not
dedicate these comics.
SELECTED BY JON (Dedicated to Skip)
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