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2009-10-08 11:08:00

LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- German writer Herta Muller, whose short story collection Nadirs was published by the University of Nebraska Press in 1999, is the winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature. Muller was born in 1953 in the Banat, a German-language region of Romania, and the stories of Nadirs are based on her experiences growing up there. Nadirs, Muller's first published work, was originally published in Romania under the title Niederungen in a...

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2009-09-28 10:21:03

French officials said they are hoping for a favorable resolution to filmmaker Roman Polanski's recent arrest on a 1970s sex charge. Polanski, 76, was arrested in Switzerland during the weekend after U.S. authorities asked Swiss police to execute a warrant in the Oscar winner's decades-old rape case. The famous film director, who was born in and lives in France, has not traveled to the United States since he pleaded guilty in a Los Angeles court to having unlawful sex with a minor in 1977 and...

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2009-07-08 16:08:54

Director Roman Polanski has appealed a May ruling in which a judge refused to dismiss a 32-year-old sex-abuse case. Polanski had based the May request on what he called unethical and improper acts by a judge and prosecutor at the time of his original case in 1977, the Los Angeles Times reported. Los Angeles Superior Judge Peter Espinoza has acknowledged substantial misconduct but said he was forced to deny Polanski's request because the Oscar-winning director did not show up for court in...

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2009-05-07 22:01:01

A Los Angeles judge Thursday rejected Roman Polanski's request to have his decades-old sex-abuse case dismissed, E! News reported. Polanski's legal team was warned the motion would be denied if the filmmaker did not personally appear before the court to plead his case but Polanski has refused to do so. The Oscar-winning director lives in France and has not traveled to the United States since he pleaded guilty to having unlawful sex with a minor in 1977, and then fled the country before he...

2009-04-28 18:34:56

Paris police say they do not believe the thieves who stole a laptop and digital camera knew they were loaded with pictures of Carla Bruni with a former lover. Bruni, now the wife of President Nicolas Sarkozy, lived for several years with Raphael Enthoven, a photographer, and bore him a son, Aurelien. The computer and camera loaded with photos of Enthoven, Bruni and Aurelien, were taken during a burglary at the apartment of Enthoven's brother, The Daily Telegraph reported. It was a banal...

2008-10-14 09:00:45

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- United Way of Central Indiana's (UWCI) progress toward its $40 million goal received a boost today with the announcement of the annual campaign's largest individual pledge so far from WellPoint, Inc., president and CEO Angela F. Braly and her husband, Doug. The Bralys will give $100,000 a year for three years as part of United Way's plan to increase membership in its two fastest-growing giving groups: The Tocqueville Society, whose members commit to...

2008-09-20 12:00:39

Text of report by prominent Paraguayan newspaper ABC Color website on 19 September [Report: "The Executive Branch Proposes Greater Participation of Private Sector"] During a meeting held last night at the Mburuvicha Roga Presidential Residence between President Fernando Lugo and Finance Minister Dionisio Borda, they revealed the administration's economic and social strategic plans for the 2008-2013 period to business, manufacturing, and union leaders. On the occasion, representatives...

2008-09-13 00:00:21

More Monty Python than Monte Carlo, Torbay's first seriously funny comedy festival is about to begin. The inaugural English Riviera International Comedy Film Festival kicks off on September 25 with a host of events to get those chuckle muscles working. Highlights include: Reels On Wheels The drive-in movie screening of Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery at Broadsands car park on September 26 has really caught people's imagination. It's the first time that such an event has...

2008-09-10 09:00:28

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Ralph Lauren Fragrances has announced that French model and actress Laetitia Casta will be the face of Notorious, Ralph Lauren's newest women's fragrance. Notorious debuts in the U.S. this month with a print campaign starring Casta, photographed by renowned photographer Michael Thompson, plus a Notorious commercial film, directed by renowned Hong Kong-based filmmaker Wong Kar-wai. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080910/NY32581 ) Casta was...

2008-08-11 21:00:34

By Fredric Koeppel; Bob Mehr; John Beifuss A painting by French artist Edgar Degas that fetched $8.44million at Sotheby's auction house in May will hang at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens through Aug. 20. "Three Dancers in Pink" is on loan from Diane B. "Dede" Wilsey, a San Francisco art collector . Wilsey bought the piece, painted in 1886, at the Sotheby's auction in New York on May 7. Dixon director Kevin Sharp said the idea for the loan came from John Buchanan, who was director of the...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.