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  Ole von Beust - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carl-Friedrich Arp Freiherr von Beust, generally called Ole von Beust, born April 13, 1955 in Hamburg, Germany, First Mayor of the city-state (Freie und Hansestadt) of Hamburg since 2001.
Beust later declared the dismissal was necessary, because Schill tried to flmail him by threatening to make Beust's homosexuality public.
Beust himself considers his sexual orientation a private matter.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ole_von_Beust   (387 words)

 Ronald Schill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
According to von Beust, Schill then threatened to make public an alleged love affair between von Beust and judiciary senator Roger Kusch (CDU), which would have resulted in a conflict of interests on von Beust's side.
Roger Kusch publicly admitted to being homosexual soon afterwards; mayor Ole von Beust, however, did not comment further on his sexuality, pointing out that his sexual orientation was a private issue alone.
Three days later, Ole von Beust declared the coalition of CDU, FDP and Schill Party to be terminated and asked the parliament to order new elections.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ronald_Schill   (633 words)

 Germany: Hamburg state elections--SPD in free fall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Beust felt compelled to fire Schill and suddenly claimed—in a remark that reflected badly on his own judgment—that Schill’s “character was not suited” for the post of interior minister.
Apart from the laughable blond tuft of Carl-Friedrich Arp Freiherr von Beust (his full name, which he shortened when he was 18 years old), the CDU proclaimed the three most important messages: “Michel, Alster, Ole” (Michel—after the Hamburg St. Michel church; Alster—after the river running through the centre of Hamburg).
Ole von Beust probably became a politician because his father Achim-Helge Freiherr von Beust was the first president of the Young Union (youth movement of the CDU) in Hamburg, and then from 1954 to 1980 mayor of the suburb of Wandsbek.
www.socialequality.com /articles/2004/mar2004/hamb-m18.shtml   (1605 words)

 Paternal Love   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Ole von Beust tells Bunte that he called his father immediately asking him why he had not discussed it with him before he decided to talk to the press about it.
Baron von Beust had given the interview shortly after the scandal in the Senate of the Free Hanseatic City of Hamburg (which also is a German federal state), that Enkidu wrote about last summer.
Ole von Beust boosted his popularity among practically all voter categories in Hamburg after his sexual orientation was made known in the media.
www.enkidumagazine.com /art/2004/080204/E_028_080204.htm   (1433 words)

 No More Mercy for Hamburg's 'Judge Merciless' | Current Affairs | Deutsche Welle | 19.08.2003
Hamburg Mayor Ole von Beust fired the city-state's controversial interior minister on Tuesday.
According to Beust, Schill said the mayor had made his ostensible partner his justice minister and that the two had a homosexual relationship.
Beust has been as good as his word, despite the risk that it could have meant the end for his three-way coalition.
www.dw-world.de /dw/article/0,2144,951523,00.html   (779 words)

 Public lives, private virtues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
On Tuesday, Governing Mayor Ole von Beust and his Justice Minister, Roger Kusch, were outed at a press conference as gay by the Interior Minister Ronald Schill in the culmination of an alleged corruption affair in the government apparatus.
Von Beust acknowledged that he and Kusch in the past had been on vacation and went sailing together — however, not alone but along with other people.
In their last meeting with von Beust before he was fired, Schill allegedly had threatened the mayor by saying he would out von Beust and Kusch, a threat which could be interpreted under German law as coercion of a constitutional authority.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/970412/posts   (1399 words)

 City Mayors: Hamburg government
Mr von Beust had dismissed the former judge after he allegedly threatened to disclose the mayor's homosexuality over a personnel dispute.
Though Hamburg Mayor von Beust said he was relaxed about the idea of entering a re-election campaign, opinion polls suggest the Social Democrats could regain power with the help of the Green Party.
Hamburg Mayor Ole von Beust has been as good as his word, despite the risk that it could have meant the end for his three-way coalition.
www.citymayors.com /news/hamburg_schill.html   (1378 words)

 Rainbow Network
Von Beust told Schill he didn`t understand what he meant.
Von Beust replied that was false and told Schill to leave his office.
Von Beust said he was not involved in a sexual relationship with Kusch, but would not answer questions about his own sexuality.
www.rainbownetwork.com /News/detail.asp?iData=18679&iCat=29&iChannel=2&nChannel=News   (358 words)

 Cambridge University German Society(none)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Ole von Beust (CDU), Prime Minister (Ministerpräsident) of the city-state Hamburg and Mayor (Bürgermeister) of Germany’s second largest city, said on Tuesday he could no longer rely on a majority in Hamburg’s parliament and the internal struggles of the “Law and Order Party”, one of the coalition parties, threatened the city’s image.
However, 64% would like to see Ole von Beust (CDU) as Hamburg Mayor while only 26% prefer SPD candidate Thomas Mirow, who was minister in the red–green government the people of Hamburg voted out of office only two years ago.
So Ole von Beust can hope for an absolute CDU majority or a CDU/FDP majority as his CDU is 10% ahead of the SPD in a city that had been dominated by the SPD for many decades.
www.srcf.ucam.org /cugs/archive/news-en-20031216.shtml   (1097 words)

 Election Analysis 2004 - Hamburg: The People of Hamburg Voted Dramatically - by Professor Karl-Rudolf Korte   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
This year, the people of Hamburg chose their government with similarly dramatic voting as once before in 2001: the First Mayor, Ole von Beust was confirmed in his office with an absolute majority.
Last fall, von Beust dissolved the coalition with Schill, necessitating new elections.
Ole von Beust's thorough personalization of politics profited his party.
www.aicgs.org /wahlen/korte3elect2004english.shtml   (526 words)

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The mess this week began when von Beust moved to fire Schill's deputy Walter Wellinghausen for possible conflict of interest, primarily due to Wellinghausen's moonlighting but in part due to his hiring of his female lover.
According to von Beust, Schill privately threatened that if the mayor didn't back off from firing Wellinghausen, he would make public what he believed to be a sexual relationship between the mayor and Kusch.
Schill immediately held his own press conference in which he said he'd had information that there was a sexual relationship between von Beust and Kusch and that he personally knew them both to be gay, but said that he had never intended to make it public or to attempt extortion.
www.qrd.org /qrd/media/radio/thiswayout/summary/newswrap/2003/N804-08.25.2003   (1546 words)

 COSCO Europe GmbH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Ole von Beust - the First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Capt. Yang Bin went to the City Hall of Hamburg and met with Mr.
Ole von Beust on April 19th, making a general introduction of COSCO Group and COSCO Europe GmbH.
Ole von Beust will visit China and meet with Capt. Wei Jiafu - President of COSCO Group on May 21st.
www.coseuro.com /view.asp?cat=all&id=70   (79 words)

 Körber European Science Award | Award 2005
Hamburg's Mayor Ole von Beust described the 21st presentation of the Körber European Science Award, which this year went to the British physicist Prof.
Von Beust emphasised that it is also an honour for Hamburg to commemorate the long-standing connection between Kurt A. Körber and the Hanseatic city by holding the ceremony in the festival hall of Hamburg's City Hall.
Von Beust called the foundation established by Körber a "pioneer of intellectual diversity" and acknowledged the foundation's recent move to Hamburg's HafenCity as a key component of the newly emerging district.
www.stiftung.koerber.de /english/grants_and_cooperations/european_science_award/science_award_2005/content.html   (675 words)

 GEMINI Executive Search
Von Beust wants to do things better with the Chinese: He will depend on close personal contacts, frequent visits and specific networks.
On the bottom line, as von Beust closed the subject of China as an important factor for the city of Hamburg, he stressed that continuous effort and work will be necessary — and we have to admit “that it won’t necessarily have to succeed.”
As long as this is not even clear, according to von Beust, the necessity of a new deep sea harbour in Lower Saxony is an open issue.
www.gemini-exs.de /html_e/aktuell4.php   (965 words)

 Richard von Weizsäcker -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
He took his first juristic state exam in 1950, and the second in 1953, and was 1955 promoted dr. juris.
Due to the high esteem in which he was held by all political parties, he is so far the only candidate to have stood for elections for the office of federal president uncontested; he was elected in such a way to a second term of office in 1989.
Although now an elder statesman, von Weizsäcker is still involved in politics and charitable affairs.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/ri/richard_von_weizs%e4cker.htm   (471 words)

 Scandal in Hamburg
Therefore, according to Schill, it is obvious that von Beust had allowed private sentiments and personal sympathies to influence him when appointing Kusch for his high office in the City Council.
However, he characterizes Schill’s accusations that he should be the mayor’s “life partner” and that von Beust therefore had mixed official and private as totally wrong, Schill’s “free invention and 100% false”.
If he succeeds in convincing the court that he is innocent, von Beust might become one of the city’s most popular mayors ever.
enkidu.netfirms.com /articles/2003/260803/ENKIDU_012_260803.htm   (2026 words)

 Dallas Voice - The Community Newspaper for Gay & Lesbian Dallas
Von Beust, of the conservative Christian Democratic Union, stunned the nation when he announced at a press conference Tuesday that Interior Minister Ronald Schill allegedly threatened to claim the mayor had given the post of justice minister to a romantic partner.
Von Beust’s announcement that he was firing both Schill and his deputy sent some 2,000 revelers into the Altona neighborhood, largely inhabited by students and immigrants, with signs proclaiming: “Schill is gone,” and “Ha, ha, ha.”
After this week’s dramatic turn, a full 38 percent of residents said they would vote for von Beust if an election were held now — 12 percent more than voted for him in the election, according to a poll of 1,000 voters by the Emnid Institute with a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
www.dallasvoice.com /articles/dispArticle.cfm?Article_ID=3397   (697 words)

 New York Blade Online
HAMBURG, Germany — Mayor Ole von Beust is being applauded throughout this stolid Hanseatic port city for summarily firing the city’s top law enforcement official who threatened to “out” him.
Von Beust, of the conservative Christian Democratic Union, stunned the nation when he announced at a press conference last week that Interior Minister Ronald Schill allegedly threatened to claim the mayor had given the post of justice minister to a romantic partner.
Von Beust, who ended the Social Democrats’ 44-year hold on the Hamburg Rathaus, has avoided answering the question raised by Schill’s antics — whether or not he is gay.
www.nyblade.com /print.cfm?content_id=487   (770 words)

 Blackmail flap shakes up German leaders -- Queer Lesbian Gay News -- Gay.com
The interior minister of Hamburg, Germany, was fired last week for allegedly trying to flmail the city's mayor with accusations of a homosexual affair with another official.
In an interview with Der Spiegel magazine, Mayor Ole von Beust said that he dismissed minister Ronald Schill on Aug. 19 because Schill threatened to go on television and say that von Beust was having an affair with the city's justice minister.
Von Beust denied having an intimate relationship with Justice Minister Roger Kusch, Reuters reported, and he declined to say whether he is gay.
www.gay.com /news/article.html?2003/08/25/4   (338 words)

 Daily Excelsior... World
On Monday, governing Mayor Ole Von Beust and his Justice Minister, Roger Kusch were outed at a press conference as homosexuals by the interior minister Ronald Schill in the culmination of an alleged corruption affair in the Government apparatus.
It is not that Von Beust - from the right-of-centre Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party which espouses family values and has a generally more conservative view on social morals - would lack a precedent, if he did so.
Von Beust acknowledged that he and Kusch in the past had been on vacation and went sailing together - however, not alone but along with other people.
www.dailyexcelsior.com /web1/03aug23/inter.htm   (5032 words)

 Bloomberg.com: Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Von Beust, 48, has vowed to expand Germany's biggest port, and the Airbus site of European Aeronautic, Defense and Space Co. in the city.
With von Beust's help, Hamburg-based investors and Tchibo Holding AG in October agreed to buy a 40 percent stake in Beiersdorf, thwarting a takeover bid by Procter and Gamble Co. that may have threatened jobs.
Von Beust's CDU has ruled Hamburg in coalition with two smaller parties, the Free Democrats and the PRO, which campaigns on a law-and-order platform, since winning the last regional election in October 2001.
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 Bloomberg.com: Germany
Von Beust said Schill, a former judge, opposed the city government's plan to fire the employee, charged with breaking rules that outlaw senior state officials from holding jobs in industry.
Schill was fired after threatening flmail, von Beust said in a faxed statement.
Von Beust didn't say whether the future of the city's ruling alliance is in question after Schill's ouster.
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 Hamburg's Mayor Ole von Beust Invites DTM For Presentation
Hamburg's Mayor Ole von Beust Invites DTM For Presentation
Ole von Beust, First Mayor of Hamburg, declared: „We are very happy that DTM's presentation is going to come to Hamburg.
The starter's gun will be shot for the new season between 16th and 18th April at the Hockenheimring Baden-Wuerttemberg.
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 Encyclopedia: Ole von Beust
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 German official ousted over outing threat | Print this article | Advocate.com
The founder of a law-and-order party that swept into Hamburg government in 2001 was fired as the city's top law enforcement official Tuesday over allegations that he threatened to expose a purported gay affair by the mayor.
Mayor Ole von Beust, a Christian Democrat, said he relieved Ronald Schill of his job after the interior minister, during a conversation Tuesday morning, threatened to claim in public that the mayor had a relationship with city justice minister Roger Kusch.
"His claim is false, and the threat is outrageous," Von Beust said in a statement.
www.advocate.com /print_article_ektid9714.asp   (173 words)

 German Press Review: Christian Democrats Victorious in Hamburg | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 01.03.2004
It saw Ole von Beust more as the embodiment of an attitude to life than of a political program; one it described as liberal, open-minded, modern, non-committal, and vacillating.
The paper commented that von Beust was able to claim victory despite regional policies that could not even be described as mediocre, with shortcomings manifested by rising unemployment rates, financial problems and the plight of the educational system.
And while von Beust was able to translate his popularity into the best result the CDU had ever achieved in Hamburg, the paper pointed out that the Social Democrats scored their worst result in the city’s post-war history.
dw-world.de /english/0,3367,1432_A_1126834_1_A,00.html   (668 words)

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