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May 30, 1998
Josef Woodard should have done his homework on Ernst Krenek before stating that my husband is "a German who landed in Southern California" ("Divergent Samples of 20th Century Music," May 23). Krenek is very much an Austrian, not a German. He was born Aug. 23, 1900, in Vienna, where he spent most of his life until his immigration to America in 1938. More than any composer of that time, he wrote many fierce articles, all published in the Wiener Zeitung, against German Nazism and their Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | By Christopher Hawthorne
In the 1970s, architecture faced an identity crisis. A lacerating critique of modern architecture's overreach, especially in remaking wide swaths of cities, had left the profession's 20th-century heroes - Le Corbusier, Mies Van der Rohe, even Frank Lloyd Wright - without many prominent defenders. But what would take modernism's place? What could architecture do with the rubble of that once dominant movement? Hans Hollein, the Austrian architect who died Thursday in Vienna at 80, according to a family spokeswoman cited by the Associated Press, was among those who provided convincing early answers to those questions.
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NEWS
August 27, 1987 | From Reuters
Chancellor Franz Vranitzky is Austria's sexiest man, according to a survey published Wednesday. "Never did a native politician have a more sensuous smile," Basta magazine commented in a report on a Gallup opinion poll published in its latest issue.
SPORTS
February 7, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - One my favorite pre-Olympic alpine events is the Austrian “bake-off” for four downhill starting spots. Unlike the World Cup circuit, each country is only allowed four entries in Olympic events. That cranks up the pressure for the New York Yankees of alpine, who are forced to leave off a skier who could have won a medal. The Austrians, for example, have 10 racers ranked in the top 32 of the current World Cup downhill rankings. Matthias Mayer and Max Franz had already locked up two spots, leaving five Austrians to compete for the last two spots in Friday's second downhill training run. Klaus Kroell claimed one spot by finishing tied for third, while George Streitberger won the last spot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2009
Alfred Hrdlicka Controversial Austrian artist Alfred Hrdlicka, 81, an Austrian artist whose controversial works in metal, paint and pencil alienated as much as attracted the public, died Saturday, gallery owner Ernst Hilger said. No cause was given. Hrdlicka's sculptures, drawings and paintings are known as much for their artistic subtlety as their controversial themes. His religious works, in particular, drew protest from believers who considered them blasphemous.
FOOD
February 25, 2010
Sommeliers have been having a love affair with Austrian Grüner Veltliner for a few years now. Prized for its spicy notes and fresh acidity, Grüner is wonderfully food-friendly. This one comes from the Geyerhof estate in the Kremstal along the Danube west of Vienna. Owned by the same family since 1600, it has a history that goes back to the 12th century. Winemaker Ilse Maier and her husband, Josef, took over from her parents about 20 years ago and switched to entirely organic viticulture.
NEWS
November 13, 2000
Because of a production error, some editions of Sunday's front page contained two versions of a story about the presidential ballot recount in Florida. Also, missing from those editions was part of a report on the Austrian cable car fire. An update on the Austrian tragedy appears below.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
A planned reading from Salmon Rushdie's controversial novel "Satanic Verses" has been called off in Vienna by a group of Austrian writers because of death and bomb threats. The group planned to hold the reading and discussion in conjunction with an Austrian students organization. Students and two Iranians due to take part reportedly received more than 25 death and bomb threats. Iran's spiritual leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini ordered Rushdie's death two months ago, saying that "Satanic Verses" blasphemes the Prophet Mohammed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2001
Conrad--A caption under a July 9 Paul Conrad cartoon said Germans designed and are to build a proposed World War II monument in Washington. The monument was designed by an Austrian-born U.S. citizen, and the construction contract was awarded to a U.S. subsidiary of a German firm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1986
Your editorial (June 10), "Waldheim: Past and Present," says Austria is "a country that for 40 years has wanted to forget its past," a judgment that is less than fair. Numerous facts and developments clearly point at the onesidedness of the picture drawn by your paper. Although three-fourths of the present Austrian population was not yet born or were still small children at the time of the Holocaust, Austrians are not indifferent to the greatest crime in history. Austrian students regularly visit a former concentration camp and young Austrian soldiers pledged their allegiance to a democratic Austria at that very same Mauthausen camp.
WORLD
January 31, 2014 | By Alexandra Zavis
Italian police found Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend at a hotel near the Austrian border Friday after a court in Florence reversed their acquittal in the 2007 killing of her British roommate. Raffaele Sollecito told police that he drove into Austria "to rest" while the jury deliberated, but then returned to Italy, according to a report by the Italian news agency ANSA. He was found in Venzone, about 25 miles from the border. Sollecito's lawyer, Luca Maori, told ANSA that his client never considered fleeing the county and willingly went with police to turn in his passport, as required by the court.
SPORTS
January 16, 2014 | By David Wharton
Three-time Olympic champion Thomas Morgenstern, who suffered a horrific ski jumping crash last week, has been released from the hospital and could recover in time for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Morgenstern lost control during a training jump, turning sideways in midair and landing hard down the hill. He was diagnosed with skull and lung injuries. Now he "is doing surprisingly well," a doctor told the Austria Press Agency on Thursday. "He still has a memory gap but that's nothing unusual.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2013 | By Peter Morgan
I should declare I have never been a fan of motor racing. I don't watch Formula One, the intricacies of engine refinement and lap times leave me cold, I don't even drive fast. So how come "Rush" ended up being an unusually personal screenplay to me? The answer is that the two racers at the heart of the story, James Hunt and Niki Lauda, represent in some way two halves of me. I was born the son of immigrant Germans and was brought up in the UK, teased as "a Kraut. " Jump forward 20 years, and I married an Austrian and live in Vienna, where now I am known as "a Brit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2013 | By Robert Faturechi and Jack Leonard
An Austrian consulate official was improperly arrested and searched by L.A. County sheriff's deputies at the Men's Central Jail, according to four indictments filed against 18 department officials. The incident occurred in 2011 when the official and her husband were visiting an inmate who was an Austrian national.   The four grand jury indictments unsealed Monday and one criminal complaint allege that deputies beat jail inmates and visitors without justification, unjustly detained people and conspired to obstruct a federal investigation into misconduct at the Men's Central Jail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 2013 | Bob Pool
Forget the Hollywood Walk of Fame refrigerator magnet, the Mickey Mouse ears beanie and the postcards of the Golden Gate Bridge. Tourist Karina Ille will have a much more memorable souvenir of her California visit when she returns Sunday to her native Austria. Last weekend the 21-year-old Ille discovered a rare star-shaped piece of benitoite in San Benito County, where this country's only mining spot for the gem is located. That exclusivity prompted officials to proclaim benitoite as California's state gemstone in 1985.
NEWS
February 25, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
Over at the Governors Ball last night, the most famous Austrian in the cooking world, Wolfgang Puck, and his kitchen staff of 350 cooked a multi-course meal for a crowd of 1,600 following the Oscars. Meanwhile, across town at the Austrian consulate in Brentwood, another Austrian chef, young Bernhard Mairinger, chef-owner of BierBeisl in Beverly Hills, set up a buffet for 200 or so guests of the Austrian consulate's Oscar viewing party. I was there, and thoroughly enjoyed the event.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1987
While Waldheim reacts as expected, the reaction of the Austrian people will give us interesting clues in regard to their character and feelings. I hope for them that powerful and a multitude of voices will be loud in the whole country asking for the thorough investigation of their president. How else can the Austrians maintain the assertion that they had been raped by the Germans and that they were fundamentally different in outlook and deeds from them? We know that the Germans of today feel a collective shame.
NEWS
August 9, 2000
I read Renee Tawa's article ("The Sins of the Fathers," July 30), with interest and wanted to share a thought. In private, Dominick Zotti, the Austrian intern, is comfortable expressing his (presumably unfavorable?) opinion of Joerg Haider. But, for publication, Zotti, "along with the center's other interns, feels awkward about speaking for or against a government that pays their salaries." Isn't it ironic that some of the same people who teach tolerance won't speak out when it counts?
WORLD
October 21, 2012 | By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - Austrian-born Daniel Frosch was only 23 when U.S. officials first realized that he had become a small but important cog in Iran's illicit weapons programs. In October 2005, Austrian authorities intercepted a parcel containing graphite cylinders, which can be used in ballistic missiles, addressed to Iran from Frosch's tiny export company in Graz. In late 2006, they tried to arrest him for allegedly attempting to sell valves and other components with military applications to Iranian state-owned companies.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 2012 | By Scott Timberg
The scene could come from a Sofia Coppola movie: Coolly casual Parisian artist, hanging artwork in a stunning Modernist house overlooking the Silver Lake Reservoir, while a clutch of young, European-accented hipsters with cameras and video recorders swarm around him to capture his every utterance. Before long, new music composed by a member of the electronica band Air drifts across the place. But unlike in "Lost in Translation" or "Somewhere,"this is a set on which it's possible to trip over a large aluminum sculpture of California.
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