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February 18, 2000 | Associated Press
Austrian right-wing politician Joerg Haider was rebuffed when he tried to visit Montreal's Holocaust Center during an unannounced visit to Canada this week, a Jewish leader said. Moshe Ronen, president of the Canadian Jewish Congress, said his group questioned Haider's motive in asking for the tour and had recommended the center turn him away. "Our advice to the museum was not to accommodate this bizarre request," Ronen said Wednesday. "They did not accommodate the visit."
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February 18, 2000 | Associated Press
Austrian right-wing politician Joerg Haider was rebuffed when he tried to visit Montreal's Holocaust Center during an unannounced visit to Canada this week, a Jewish leader said. Moshe Ronen, president of the Canadian Jewish Congress, said his group questioned Haider's motive in asking for the tour and had recommended the center turn him away. "Our advice to the museum was not to accommodate this bizarre request," Ronen said Wednesday. "They did not accommodate the visit."
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July 29, 1989 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
A world-class winter sports training center and the world's largest Olympic museum are legacies of 16 glorious days in February 1988, when the XV Winter Olympics were held here. The spirit of Calgary lives on at the 204-acre Canada Olympic Park, where much of the competition was held. It's a Mecca for athletes from many nations who train at the facilities erected for the Winter Games a year and a half ago and for ordinary people who watched the competition on television.
SPORTS
July 29, 1989 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
A world-class winter sports training center and the world's largest Olympic museum are legacies of 16 glorious days in February 1988, when the XV Winter Olympics were held here. The spirit of Calgary lives on at the 204-acre Canada Olympic Park, where much of the competition was held. It's a Mecca for athletes from many nations who train at the facilities erected for the Winter Games a year and a half ago and for ordinary people who watched the competition on television.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 2008 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Two paintings that the Nazis forced a Jewish art dealer to sell off in the 1930s have been returned to his estate, and its heirs said Wednesday they were working hard to recover hundreds more. The Max Stern estate is trying to recover all of the estimated 400 works sold off from Stern's collection between 1935 and 1937, estate representative Clarence Epstein said. Only 25 have been located thus far, he said. The returned paintings -- "Flight From Egypt," by the circle of Jan Wellens de Cock, and "Girl From the Sabine Mountains," by Franz Xaver Winterhalter -- will be loaned to art museums in Canada for display.
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December 11, 1997 | BETTIJANE LEVINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the Getty Center opens this weekend, visitors may be so bowled over by its marble majesty that they won't notice the human warmth radiating from its enthusiastic army of volunteers. From the moment visitors enter the white tram that chugs up to the great beige marble plaza, they will be informed and oriented not by the usual signs with arrows, ("architect Richard Meier doesn't like signage," a museum worker reports), but by more than 800 live and smiling mortals. Need a restroom? A coffee?
TRAVEL
January 10, 1988 | JEFF FELLENZER, Times Staff Writer
This city has some big-time explaining to do. Its collective curtain is about to be pulled for the whole world to see, but unlike the red-faced Great Wizard in the Land of Oz, it can't wait to tell the truth.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 1993 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, Suzanne Muchnic is The Times' art writer.
On an oasis in the Gobi Desert--halfway around the world from the Getty Conservation Institute's headquarters in Marina del Rey--cultural leaders of the People's Republic of China are thinking about their artistic legacy. Having completed a landmark conservation project with GCI, the Chinese are planning an October conference to study the restoration of a fabulous array of artworks in China's Mogao and Yungang Grottoes and to consider the needs of other cultural monuments along the Silk Road.
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