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Montbéliard

(môNbālyär`), industrial town (1990 pop. 30,639), Doubs dept., E France, on the Rhône-Rhine Canal. Automobiles are the town's primary manufacture. With its surrounding countryside it constituted a county (after the 12th cent.) of the Holy Roman Empire. The county passed (1397) to the counts (later dukes) of Württemberg, who held it, with interruptions, until its capture by French Revolutionary troops in 1793. The town was a Huguenot refuge during the Reformation. It was formally ceded to France by the Treaty of Lunéville (1801). The castle of the Montbéliard counts was rebuilt in the 18th cent.
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Interest in the Montbeliard and traditional British dual-purpose breeds (Shorthorn, British Friesian and Red Poll) could mark a return to sanity.
The Tunisian has been moved from a Paris jail to Montbeliard for questioning, deputy state prosecutor Jean-Marc Gervason said.
Although his under-strength side lost 2-0 at the Montbeliard club's Stade Bonal, Tigana will take confidence from Saturday's battling performance to secure a result in Athens.
Architecturaly Franche-Comte is not left short with the stunning Medievel castle at Montbeliard open almost every day of the year, the 17th century citadel that stands impossing over the region's capital Besancon, which also houses a small museum and zoo, and the remarkable World Heritage Site of the royal saltworks at Arc et Senans.
The 1586 Colloquy of Montbeliard, in which Theodore Beza, chief spokesman for Reformed (Calvinist) theology, faced Jacob Andreae, the leading theologian for Wurttemberg's Lutheran tradition, provides an excellent opportunity to see in microcosm some of the chief forces of the Age of Confessionalism at work.
He was also instrumental in founding a medical college at Montbeliard.
The hosts are unbeaten in three games and held Lyon to a 1-1 draw at their Montbeliard base in their last home game so they'll fancy their chances of getting something here.
According to the local L'Alsace newspaper the two men targeted primarily gay victims and the arrests were the result of two years' work by a police officer based in Montbeliard who had originally only been investigating a murder in 1991 in nearby Sochaux.
Having beaten Dinamo Tbilisi in the opening fixture of their Uefa Cup Group D campaign, Sochaux could virtually seal a place in the competition's next round by overcoming Graeme Souness' side in Montbeliard tonight.
Meanwhile, cook the Montbeliard and Frankfurt sausages with the remaining onions, carrots, bouquet garni and celery in another heavy-base pan with enough water to cover for 30 minutes, drain.
They are safe and sound,' said a relieved Bernard Fraudin, deputy governor of France's Montbeliard region - near the Swiss border.
The Montbeliard outfit finished just a point outside the Champ-ions League places at the end of the 2006-07, but European qualification looks beyond them this term.