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  • World War II flier: 'It was from hell to ecstasy'

    World War II flier: 'It was from hell to ecstasy'
    Last of two parts THE STORY SO FAR: Donald E. Miller bails out of a stricken B-24 over the Austria-Hungary border in March 1945. He and two others from the crew walk to an Austrian town as German troops are retreating from the Red Army. The fliers decide...
  • Events honoring John Cage at 100

    Events honoring John Cage at 100
    What would have been John Cage's 100th birthday on Wednesday is being celebrated around the globe throughout the year. Here's a selective listing:Full story | Timeline | Music | Inspiration | Critic's Notebook West Coast John Cage: Zen Ox-Herding...
  • Austrian town wants less cowbell, more sleep

    Austrian town wants less cowbell, more sleep
    The sleepy little town of Stallhofen, Austria has got a good reason why they're not getting enough rest. They hear the constantly clanging cowbells coming from a local farm. The noise from the bells is so much that the townsfolk have complained to their...
  • The Valley Line: A cruise in the Mediterranean

    The Valley Line: A cruise in the Mediterranean
    Enough already! Two weeks of unrelenting temps of 90-plus is inhumane. Maybe Mother Nature was inspired by the Olympic Games and was trying to set a new record of consecutive oppressively hot days. And just to throw in new elements, she sent us...
  • Napa Valley is hoping wine country visitors will sample the local arts scene

    Napa Valley is hoping wine country visitors will sample the local arts scene
    Every time my husband, Kevin, and I visit the Napa Valley, we leave with a newfound appreciation for the local arts: the art of wine making, the art of wine country cuisine, the art of wine-and-food pairing. With so many temptations, we've never put...
  • Baptist woman from Kissimmee edges Austro-Hungarian emperor toward Roman Catholic sainthood

    Baptist woman from Kissimmee edges Austro-Hungarian emperor toward Roman Catholic sainthood
    The last ruler of the Austro-Hungarian Empire moved a little closer to Roman Catholic sainthood Thursday, thanks to a Baptist woman from Kissimmee who claims the monarch's intercession saved her from metastatic breast cancer. Emperor Karl von Habsburg,...
  • Camping across Europe in a van

    Camping across Europe in a van
    We're packing the mobi for a madcap trip across Europe to see as much as we can in 18 days. If this trip goes badly, it's our daughter's fault. This is her idea, pitched from her apartment in downtown Antwerp during a call months earlier. "Come visit us,...
  • World War I Begins

    A month after a Serbian nationalist murdered Archduke Francis Ferdinand, son and heir of the Austrian emperor, the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on this date against Serbia. That led Austria's ally Germany to declare war on Aug. 1 against Russia,...
  • Sunny von Bulow, heiress who spent almost 28 years in a coma, dies at 76

    Martha "Sunny" von Bulow, an heiress of misfortune who spent almost 28 years in a coma and whose husband, Claus von Bulow, twice went on trial on charges of attempting to kill her, died Saturday at a nursing home in New York City. She was 76. She had a...
  • [Closed] Bastide restaurant in West Hollywood has a new chef

    [Closed] Bastide restaurant in West Hollywood has a new chef
    Joe Pytka has been tinkering with his West Hollywood restaurant -- again. Bastide not only has a new chef -- Paul Shoemaker, its fourth -- but also a different format. Giving up its tasting-menu-only dictate, the 6-year-old restaurant now offers an a la...
  • Slovenian wines to watch

    The Times panel held a blind tasting of wines from two of Slovenia's wine regions: Primorska (near Friuli, Italy) and Podravje (which borders Austria's Steiermark region). The white wines -- most colored a distinctive bright yellow -- included six...
  • From Slovenia? Wild, wild wines

    "ANARCHIC" winemakers. Tiny ancient vineyards. Wines aged in clay jugs. Sacrilegious blends -- Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. In the ever-widening world of wine, Slovenia -- the Central European country bordered by Italy, Austria, Hungary and...