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Not all Germans show unwavering respect for authority. “Court Case Dieter” as he is nicknamed, has spent nearly half his life actively loathing it. The 77-year-old  retired sports teacher has been in court  a record 230 times for insulting establishment figures.

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Drugs, sex, pop and the dream of world peace. Will there ever again be a decade as innocent - or as silly - as the Sixties? RICHARD NEVILLE, editor of Oz, was among its greatest orchestrators and chroniclers. In this extract from his new book, Hippie Hipp

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The secret of being a good musician is having a lopsided brain, according to researchers who believe they have located the nerve centre for perfect pitch.

Life is best in Geneva

Geneva (Reuter) - This city, often dismissed by its detractors as the world's most boring, offers the highest quality of life of any metropolis in the world, an international business group said yesterday.

Obituary: Barbara Grigor

I FIRST met Barbara Grigor in her undergraduate days at St Andrews almost 30 years ago, writes Richard Demarco (further to the obituary by Neal Ascherson, 19 October). She was the centre of attention at a tea-party in her student flat, and our conversation ranged from the internationalism of the Traverse Theatre's programme to my interest in developing the Traverse Art Gallery.

Golf: Daley in fight over etiquette

JOHN DALY'S less than spotless reputation suffered another stain yesterday when he was involved in a fight over course etiquette after the final round of the World Series of Golf in Ohio, won by Jose-Maria Olazabal.

City & Business: Continental drift

ANYONE doing business with Continental Europe knows the problem of telephone communication. By mid- morning your opposite number in Paris or Dusseldorf or Milan has gone to lunch. You head for the trough just as they come back. And you have to be quick back from lunch yourself before they start heading for home.

Golf: Price able to take half-way advantage

COLIN MONTGOMERIE gave Phillip Price the half-way lead in the Volvo German Open yesterday, with a last-hole double-bogey. Montgomerie, having started at the 10th, came to the 400-yard ninth hole at 13 under par, in the lead and one shot ahead of Price.

Golf: Scots are deprived of No 1

COLIN MONTGOMERIE, No 1 in Europe again after winning the Murphy's English Open on Sunday, will not be playing for Scotland in the World Cup in Puerto Rico in November.

American Football: Monarchs return as the World League is reborn: Scottish team to join relaunched venture backed by Fox television. Matt Tench reports

THE London Monarchs, Britain's first professional American football team, came out of exile yesterday when the National Football League announced the relaunch of the World League of American Football. The Monarchs will be joined in the reformed league by a team from Scotland plus four others from Europe.
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