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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2000
Re "Specter of Nazi Hate in Austria," editorial, Feb. 1: Seventy-three percent of Austrian voters did not cast their ballot for Joerg Haider's party. Of those who did, the majority did not vote for this party because of anti-foreigner sentiments. Austria is a stable, civil and successful democracy. It has always pursued an outstanding humanitarian policy. These pillars of the Austrian postwar existence will not change. Concerns voiced in Austria and abroad about Haider's party are being taken very seriously.
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February 27, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
A half-million bucks for a date night at a fancy party doesn't sound like hard work - but Kim Kardashian's deal to accompany billionaire Richard Lugner to the Vienna Opera Ball in Austria doesn't seem to have played out very well. Lugner, who over the years has made a habit of hiring various starlet-types to be his big-bucks arm candy for the annual event, told local reporters before the ball that the reality-TV diva was "annoying," according to Radar Online . Mom Kris Jenner and baby North both accompanied Kim to Vienna, where Lugner met them at their private jet upon arrival, complete with flowers.
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TRAVEL
April 29, 2012
If you go THE BEST WAY TO VIENNA From LAX, connecting service (change of plane) to Vienna is offered on KLM, Lufthansa, Air France, Swiss, British and Iberia. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $744.50, including taxes and fees. TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S. dial 011 (the international dialing code), 43 (the country code for Austria), 1 (for Vienna) and the number. WHERE TO GO Secession Building, 12 Friedrichstrasse; 587 53 07, http://www.secession.at . Open Tuesdays-Sundays 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission about $7 for adults; children and students about $5. Spanish Riding School, 1 Michaelerplatz; 533 90 31, http://www.srs.at . Open Tuesdays-Sundays 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Guided tours from $21; performance tickets from $30. WHERE TO STAY Hotel Sacher Vienna , 4 Philharmonikerstrasse; 51-4560.
NEWS
February 21, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
SOCHI, Russia - Ted Ligety is going home with his giant slalom gold so, all in all, things worked out well in Sochi for the men's U.S. Alpine team. Andrew Weibrecht scored a shocking silver medal in super-G and teammate Bode Miller held on to share the bronze. Wait, isn't there one more Olympic race? Oh yeah, Saturday's men's slalom. This final event is must-watch only for Austrians, Germans and Norwegians. America's history in the Olympic slalom is more like "The Gates of Wrath.
NEWS
February 26, 2011
Times reader Karl Gerber captured this view of the Vienna State Opera House in Austria. Though stately in this photo, it did not always look this way. The opera house, which made its debut in 1869, was bombed in 1945 during World War II. Only a few parts escaped destruction. Ten years later, it reopened with a performance of Beethoven’s "Fidelio. " View past photos we've featured . To upload your own, visit our reader travel photo gallery . When you upload your photo, tell us where it was taken and when.
SPORTS
February 23, 2010 | By Chris Dufresne
Based on Olympic Alpine results so far, Austria has to be flat, like Kansas. The country's strength is probably table tennis or microbrewing -- it can't be Alpine skiing. The Vancouver Games enter their last week and Austria's manly ski men have yet to earn a medal. They'll get their next chance in Tuesday's men's giant slalom at Whistler Creekside. With any luck, 45 guys will fall down and Austria can sneak in for the bronze. The women have two medals -- the same number as one 133-pound American woman: Julia Mancuso, who hadn't finished in the top three in a race that mattered in two years.
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September 12, 1987 | Associated Press
Poland's Roman Catholic primate, Cardinal Jozef Glemp, arrived in Austria on Friday for a two-day visit that will include meetings with Poles now living in Austria.
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April 17, 1989 | From Reuters
A "moderately strong" earth tremor, with a magnitude of 4.5, shook buildings in Austria's mountainous northern Tyrol region early Sunday but caused no damage, a spokesman for Vienna's meteorological institute said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1986
The myth of Austria and Kurt Waldheim: Far from being invaded and subjugated by Germany during World War II, Austria welcomed the Nazis. In fact, Austria produced some very renowned personalities in Hitler, Eichmann, Kaltenbrunner, Seyss-Inquart, and Waldheim. So enamored were the Austrians of acceptance into the German SS, that it gave its "finest sons" to Deutschland. History reveals just how efficient were these "sons" in devastating Europe, bringing on an avalanche of cruelty, the scope of which is simply indescribable.
NEWS
February 15, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
SOCHI, Russia - The U.S. Alpine medal calculation for Sochi changed the second the ink dried on Lindsey Vonn's statement saying knee surgery would render her unable to compete. Sochi was not going to be Vancouver, when Team Alpine USA won eight medals and, on the way out, almost offered the Austrians ski lessons. Yet, Sochi wasn't supposed to be Nagano 1998, either, when Picabo Street claimed the only U.S. medal (gold) in a super-G she won by a hundredth of a second. The halfway point of the Sochi Games has left the U.S. Ski Team at a crossed-tips crossroads.
SPORTS
February 14, 2014 | By Helene Elliott and John Cherwa
SOCHI, Russia - Based on Jeff Carter's hat trick and Drew Doughty's game-opening goal in Canada's 6-0 Olympic victory over Austria on Friday, you'd never know the Kings are one of the NHL's lowest-scoring teams. Carter, who began Friday's game as Canada's 13th forward, and standout defenseman Doughty have managed to leave the Kings' offensive struggles behind in North America. Carter's hat trick was a natural one - three straight goals - and Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf increased the Southern California hockey presence by scoring a short-handed goal to help Canada improve to 2-0 in pool play.
SPORTS
February 14, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
SOCHI, Russia - Based on Jeff Carter's hat trick and Drew Doughty's game-opening goal in Canada's 6-0 Olympic victory over Austria on Friday, you'd never know the Kings are one of the NHL's lowest-scoring teams. Carter, who began Friday's game as Canada's 13th forward, and standout defenseman Doughty have managed to leave the Kings' offensive struggles behind in North America. Carter's hat trick was a natural one - three straight goals - and Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf increased the Southern California hockey presence by scoring a shorthanded goal to help Canada improve to 2-0 in preliminary-round play.
NEWS
February 8, 2014 | By David Wharton
SOCHI, Russia - It might sound odd to hear one of the most successful ski jumpers in history talk about luck. But, for all his accomplishments, Gregor Schlierenzauer has never been an individual Olympic champion and he knows that winning the men's normal hill event Sunday won't be easy. "Gold medal is my goal," he said. "To win at the Olympic Games, you need not only good form but also luck. " Schlierenzauer figures to be pushed by the likes of Kamil Stoch of Poland, Austrian teammate Thomas Diethart and Simon Ammann of Switzerland.
SPORTS
December 29, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Shani Davis ruled again in the 1,000 meters at the U.S. Olympic speedskating trials, edging Brian Hansen at Kearns, Utah. The two-time defending Olympic champion won with a time of 1 minute 7.52 seconds in the next-to-last pair. Hansen came up just short in the final race, crossing the line in 1:07.53. But the most poignant performance was turned in by Jonathan Garcia , who was disqualified the previous day in the 500 for not wearing his timing transponders, after skating fast enough to make the Olympics.
SPORTS
November 13, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Forward Clint Dempsey strained his right calf during training Wednesday and will sit out U.S. soccer's final two matches of the year. The U.S. is scheduled to meet Scotland on Friday in a friendly in Glasgow before taking on Austria four days later in Vienna. Midfielder Fabian Johnson was also forced to withdraw from the team with a right ankle injury. U.S. Coach Juergen Klinsmann said no replacements will be added. Although the U.S. has won a record 16 games this year, the team has limped to the finish line.
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