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May 9, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Marta Istomin resigned as artistic director of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, citing "a considerable philosophical difference" with new chairman James D. Wolfensohn. In a letter to Wolfensohn, Istomin, the widow of cellist Pablo Casals, expressed resentment at the chairman's recent criticism of the center's programming under her stewardship for the last 10 years.
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April 15, 2005 | Tyler Marshall, Times Staff Writer
The United States and its key allies working to forge Mideast peace appointed outgoing World Bank President James D. Wolfensohn on Thursday as a special envoy to help coordinate Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and assist the Palestinians in rebuilding the strife-torn area. In making the announcement, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the Australian-born former investment banker would begin work June 1, the day after his 10-year tenure as head of the World Bank ends.
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BUSINESS
October 11, 1995 | From Associated Press
Warning of a funding crisis on an unprecedented scale, the head of the World Bank appealed to the United States on Tuesday not to shirk its responsibilities to the world's poor. World Bank President James D. Wolfensohn raised the possibility that not only the poor but also U.S. corporations would suffer under cutbacks being considered by Congress.
BUSINESS
October 11, 1995 | From Associated Press
Warning of a funding crisis on an unprecedented scale, the head of the World Bank appealed to the United States on Tuesday not to shirk its responsibilities to the world's poor. World Bank President James D. Wolfensohn raised the possibility that not only the poor but also U.S. corporations would suffer under cutbacks being considered by Congress.
WORLD
April 15, 2005 | Tyler Marshall, Times Staff Writer
The United States and its key allies working to forge Mideast peace appointed outgoing World Bank President James D. Wolfensohn on Thursday as a special envoy to help coordinate Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and assist the Palestinians in rebuilding the strife-torn area. In making the announcement, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the Australian-born former investment banker would begin work June 1, the day after his 10-year tenure as head of the World Bank ends.
BUSINESS
July 13, 1988
Paul A. Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve System, has been elected to the board of Prudential Insurance Co., Newark, N.J. Volcker, 60, joins the company's 24-member board for a four-year term. Volcker is chairman of James D. Wolfensohn, an investment banking firm in New York City.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Looking to create what he calls a "seventh stage" at the Kennedy Center, Chairman James D. Wolfensohn has tapped cable television executive Carolyn Reynolds for the new position of director of television and special projects. Reynolds, 45, is director of programming at the Arts & Entertainment Network. Aside from seeking material suitable for broadcast, she will handle projects such as the Texas Festival in June, 1991, and the Festival of the Americas in 1992.
WORLD
July 29, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Moderate and extreme poverty in Mexico dropped from 2000 to 2002, though it remains one of the country's principal challenges, according to a World Bank report. Extreme poverty fell from 24.2% of the population in 2000 to 20.3% in 2002, indicating that 3.1 million Mexicans had left the ranks of those living on less than $1 per day. "No one in the bank, and I believe no one in your government, is declaring a victory on the question of poverty," World Bank President James D.
NEWS
March 12, 1995 | Associated Press
President Clinton on Saturday recommended investment banker James D. Wolfensohn to be president of the World Bank, an international lending institution whose effectiveness at fighting poverty is under review. The recommendation will be presented to the bank's board of directors, which traditionally ratifies the United States' choice. The Australian-born Wolfensohn heads his own New York investment firm and is chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 1996 | SHAUNA SNOW
Stage and screen star Julie Andrews, performing on Broadway in "Victor/Victoria," underwent emergency gallbladder surgery at an undisclosed Manhattan hospital Thursday. Her spokesman said that Andrews, 60, is expected to be released from the hospital this weekend and resume performances late next week. . . . Broadway composer Jerry Herman will be saluted by some of his leading ladies, including Angela Lansbury ("Mame"), Carol Channing ("Hello Dolly!"
NEWS
May 9, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Marta Istomin resigned as artistic director of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, citing "a considerable philosophical difference" with new chairman James D. Wolfensohn. In a letter to Wolfensohn, Istomin, the widow of cellist Pablo Casals, expressed resentment at the chairman's recent criticism of the center's programming under her stewardship for the last 10 years.
BUSINESS
March 14, 1989 | From Reuters
James D. Wolfensohn Inc., the investment bank that landed former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul A. Volcker as a consultant when he left the Fed, said Monday that it has joined with another powerful partner, Japan's Fuji Bank, to advise Japanese and U.S. companies on mergers. The new firm, Fuji-Wolfensohn International, will be a joint venture launched with initial investment capital of $55 million, $52.5 million of it from Fuji, the world's second-largest bank with assets of $345 billion.
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