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August 14, 2004 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Wolfgang Mommsen, 73, a historian who chronicled Germany's imperial past and took part in "historians' battle" over whether the Nazis' crimes were unique, died Wednesday of a heart attack while swimming in the Baltic Sea off the northeastern German island of Usedom.
July 20, 2004 | Julie Tamaki, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Lakers may be betting on Kobe Bryant, but Staples Center is putting its money on Wolfgang Puck. AEG, the sports and entertainment unit of Anschutz Corp., said Monday it reached a deal with the chef's catering and events company and Chicago-based Levy Restaurants to provide food services at all of its sports and entertainment properties, including Staples Center. Timothy J.
February 25, 2004 | Scarlet Cheng, Special to The Times
It's one of those wonderful German words that seem to define the undefinable -- two words stuck together to denote a malady, a kind of person or, in this case, a whole state of being. Lebensluge means, in effect, "the lie of your life." It's the lie that makes life livable, and Germans, with their rich philosophical tradition, believe that everyone has one. Americans might be more familiar with the term "denial." Such lies sustain the lives of the characters in "Good Bye, Lenin!"
August 3, 2003 | John Lukacs, John Lukacs is the author of numerous books, including "At the End of an Age" and "The Hitler of History."
How do entire nations react to defeat? An interesting theme but perhaps not more interesting than how individual men and women react to their personal tragedies and how they try to recover from them.
July 28, 2003 | Merle Rubin, Special to The Times
Like an acrobat poised on a tightrope, or better yet a slack-rope, lurching wildly between the sublime and the ridiculous, German writer Wolfgang Koeppen's amazing first novel, "A Sad Affair," written in 1934, tells the story of one man's obsessive love for an emotionally elusive femme fatale. The lover is an intensely romantic young student named Friedrich; the object of his devotion, a delicate-looking aspiring actress named Sibylle.
March 23, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Wolfgang Kuhn, 88, a Stanford University music and education professor emeritus who was a pioneer in the development of computer-assisted music instruction, died March 10 of heart failure at his home on the Stanford campus. In 1973, Kuhn teamed with Stanford curriculum and systems programmer Paul Lorton Jr. to develop a computerized system for teaching musical skills: a system that combined a teletype machine, an electronic organ and a computer.
In the view of the man who could soon be Germany's foreign minister, the government has made a thorough mess of transatlantic relations. To rectify ties between Europe and the United States, Wolfgang Gerhardt insists, the country needs the pro-business outlook and "Anglo-American mentality" of his opposition Free Democratic Party. But amid U.S.
June 13, 2002 | Marc Ballon
Wolfgang Puck Worldwide Inc. of Beverly Hills has acquired 15 Cucina Cucina cafes and seven Cucina Presto fast-casual outlets from restaurateurs Bill and John Schwartz. Terms of the deal were not announced. Puck, owner and operator of Wolfgang Puck Express and Wolfgang Puck Cafe, said it would run the 22 Italian restaurants, based mostly in the Pacific Northwest, as a separate division. No layoffs or closures are expected.
May 28, 2002 | From Reuters
British politician Paddy Ashdown on Monday took over as the top international peace envoy in Bosnia-Herzegovina with a pledge to tackle crime and create jobs in the ethnically divided and impoverished Balkan country. "Bosnia and Herzegovina is more at risk from criminality and corruption than an immediate return to nationalist conflict," he said in a speech to Bosnia's parliament.
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