May 6, 2009 |
The nation's highest court ruled that a married couple -- Ms. Thalheim and Mr. Kunz-Hallstein -- cannot become Mr. & Mrs. Thalheim-Kunz-Hallstein, upholding a 1993 law that draws the line at a maximum of two last names. The Munich couple, whose first names were not released, challenged the law after they married. They argued they wanted to share a surname, while each maintaining professional names.
July 19, 2012
MUSIC Born in Munich and educated at Boston's Berklee College of Music, New York-based guitarist Leni Stern's recent recordings are lush, deeply felt explorations of the sound of Africa colored by Stern's soulful lyrics, lightly sanded voice and dazzling instrumental prowess. The Blue Whale, 123 astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301. 9 p.m. Sat. $10. http://www.bluewhalemusic.com.
March 4, 2008 |
A Lufthansa jet carrying 131 passengers was caught by wind as it tried to land during a storm, causing a wing tip to graze the runway before the pilot got the plane back off the ground, the airline said. The incident happened Saturday as the Airbus A320 approached Hamburg airport on a flight from Munich. Airline spokesman Wolfgang Weber said the plane was traveling at 155 mph. The plane landed safely shortly afterward on its second attempt. "It was a dicey situation," Weber said.
November 5, 2013 |
LONDON -- A massive cache of art discovered in the Munich apartment of an elderly recluse contains hitherto-unknown works by famous artists as well as pieces believed confiscated by the Nazis in their persecution of Jews or their campaign against “degenerate art,” German prosecutors said Tuesday. Some of the 1,400 items are known masterpieces believed destroyed during World War II; others are new to art historians, such as a self-portrait by painter Otto Dix. The hoard boasts works by giants of the 20th century -- Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Marc Chagall, Max Liebermann -- but also some older pieces, including a painting from the 16th century.
June 11, 1999 |
Four months in Germany was time enough for former UCLA All-American Seth George, who signed Thursday with the Galaxy and will be in uniform for Saturday's home game against the Chicago Fire. George, the Galaxy's second-round pick in this year's draft, signed for the Major League Soccer minimum of $25,000, which is less than a third of what he was making for 1860 Munich in the German Bundesliga this year. But money couldn't buy George happiness. Barely playing for 1860 Munich's amateur team, George left for his home in Mission Viejo a month ago, two weeks before the season ended and with a year left on his contract.
September 20, 2008
Re "The mixed lessons, and legacies, of Munich 1938," Opinion, Sept. 14 Ian Buruma raises the issue of the British giving in to Adolf Hitler's demands at Munich in 1938. But he then accepts the conventional wisdom that the British should have fought over the Sudetenland. This is disappointing: England would have gone to war over 2 million Sudeten Germans who did not want to be part of the new nation of Czechoslovakia. There is no question that the Sudeten Germans would have voted to join Nazi Germany if given the chance.
October 18, 1987 |
Hotel and transportation bargains available in foreign cities are not necessarily promoted in the United States. By the time travelers are aware of these opportunities, when they arrive in the cities, it's often too late. West Germany offers several examples. In Munich you can buy at several sites for 12 marks or about $6.75 U.S., a 24-hour ticket that provides unlimited travel on city subways, rail lines, streetcars and buses.
November 29, 1993 |
When Howard Cosell introduced Rey Robinson to a nationwide television audience on Aug. 31, 1972, the ABC announcer said, "This young man will be scarred by this all his life." "This" was the failure earlier that day of U.S. 100-meter runners Robinson and Eddie Hart to arrive at the starting line in time for their quarterfinal heats during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, and, for years afterward, Robinson believed Cosell was right.
July 27, 2012 |
The Summer Olympic Games in London kick off today with the opening ceremony extravaganza, march of athletes, lighting of the flame and security and surveillance so pervasive it would make Britain's great prophet of dystopia, George Orwell, cringe in fearful recognition. Great Britain, with its own home-grown Petri dish of Islamic radicalism and history of terrorist incidents, is taking no chances. Forty years after the terrorist attack at the Olympics in Munich, the rule is: better stiflingly safe than sorry.