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BOSTON — Former Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger was led off to prison Thursday to begin serving a life sentence at 84 for his murderous reign in the 1970s and ’80s, accepting his punishment in stone-faced silence even as a judge castigated him for his “almost unfathomable” depravity. Bulger’s sentencing brought to a close a sordid case that exposed FBI complicity in his crimes and left a trail of devastated families whose loved ones were killed by Bulger or his henchmen. When U.S. District Judge Denise Casper announced the punishment and Bulger was led from the courtroom, the families were silent.
NEW YORK — For years, scientists have been dogged by this evolution question: Just where did man’s best friend first appear? The earliest known doglike fossils come from Europe. But DNA studies have implicated east Asia and the Middle East. Now a large DNA study is lining up with the fossils, suggesting dogs originated in Europe some 19,000 to 32,000 years ago. Scientists generally agree that dogs emerged from wolves to become the first domesticated animal. The latest attempt to figure out where this happened was published online Thursday by the journal Science.
Pilot says passenger fell into ocean MIAMI — Rescue crews searched an area southeast of Miami on Thursday after a pilot reported to the Federal Aviation Administration that a passenger fell out of his small plane into the ocean. FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the call came from the pilot of a Piper PA 46 aircraft. The plane was flying at about 2,000 feet when the call came in, she said. The search for the passenger by Miami-Dade police, fire rescue and the U.S. Coast Guard ended Thursday night without success. Rescuers presume the passenger is dead.
386 kids rescued in child porn bust TORONTO — A sweeping child pornography investigation has led to the rescue of 386 children around the world and the arrest of 348 people, Canadian police said Thursday. Toronto police describe the Project Spade operation as one of the largest child porn busts they’ve ever seen. Police said 108 people were arrested in Canada and 76 in the U.S. Others were arrested in other countries. School teachers, doctors and actors were among those arrested. The Associated Press
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The painting Reiter am Strand (Riders at the Beach) by German artist Max Liebermann is among the more than 1,400 artworks that were seized by German authorities in an apartment in Munich in February 2012. The artworks’ legal status and history are in question. AP PHOTO/STAATSANWALTSCHAFT AUGSBURG
Art claims face legal hurdles Aware of Nazi past, Germany wants to help By Frank Jordans
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BERLIN hen German tax authorities entered the home of a recluse collector and found a trove of art that could include works stolen by the Nazis, they stepped into a legal quagmire — one that may end up being resolved by politics as much as the law. For a year and a half, prosecutors kept their find quiet, hoping to trace the history of some 1,406 pieces by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall before going public. But since news of the case broke last week, officials have been scrambling to justify their secrecy and explain why Germany can’t just hand the pictures back to the heirs. At times German authorities have appeared to be working at cross purposes as they try to balance judicial independence with public relations. Ironically, it may be the strong protection of individual rights introduced after World War II that may support the legal argument that collector Cornelius Gurlitt should keep the works he inherited from his father Hildebrand, an art dealer who traded in works confiscated by the Nazis. “His father did bad things during the Nazi period, but under our legal system you can’t punish the son for that,” said Matthias Druba, a Berlin lawyer who has dealt with other art restitution cases. Authorities are investigating whether the paintings, prints and
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drawings were “misappropriated.” But a spokesman for Augsburg prosecutors, who are handling the case, acknowledged that Germany’s 30-year statute of limitations for most criminal prosecutions could make a legal pursuit of the art difficult. “I never said we will give back the pictures to all those who suffered injustice back then,” prosecutor Matthias Nikolai said. Experts say the government’s best option could be to appeal to Gurlitt’s sense of ethics and negotiate resolutions about the art instead of heading to court. There’s some precedent for that. Two years ago, Gurlitt sold a work by German expressionist painter Max Beckmann titled The Lion Tamer for $1.16 million, which he shared with the heirs of a Jewish collector who once owned the picture. “It was all a matter of goodwill,” said Karl-Sax Feddersen, a legal adviser for the Cologne auction house Lempertz. “The heirs wouldn’t have been able to get a German court to help them.” The elder Gurlitt, who died in 1956, was one of four art dealers commissioned by the Nazis to sell what is known as “degenerate art” — items seized from museums because they were deemed a corrupting influence on the German people. Prosecutors believe some 380 of the works found in his son’s apartment were “degenerate art.” But 590 artworks may have been looted by the Nazis, they say. The German government is keen to help the claimants, aware that doing otherwise would be a public relations disaster for a country trying to make amends for its Nazi past. Government spokesman Stef-
fen Seibert said Wednesday that authorities were using “all the available expertise at their disposal” to determine if there were legitimate claims to the works. Germany has signed up to the 1998 Washington Principles requiring Nazi-looted art to be handed back to its rightful owners. But this has been applied mostly to works held by the state or in state-owned museums. Still, German lawyer and art expert Peter Raue said the fact that the Gurlitt collection is now in public hands — albeit as part of an investigation — could compel Germany to act. Any outright seizure by the state — even with the best intentions — could be challenged by Gurlitt, Raue said. “We’re entering uncharted legal territory,” he said. Gurlitt, believed to be about 80, has remained coy about his intentions. Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper quoted him as saying Tuesday: “I can’t say anything, I know nothing. I’ve given all my documents to the prosecutors.” Augsburg prosecutors have appealed for more time to investigate the massive case. So far, Gurlitt appears to have made no effort to reclaim the works. Several families have already come forward to stake their claims to works in Gurlitt’s collection. Among them are the heirs of Paris art dealer Paul Rosenberg, who once owned Matisse’s Woman Sitting in an Armchair, according to Chris Marinello, a lawyer for the family.
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THE MOUNTAINTOP AT THE LENSIC: Fusion Theatre presents Katori Hall’s drama reimagining events the night prior to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., 8 p.m. 211 W. San Francisco St. ARTS AND CRAFTS FOR KIDS: From 2 to 4 p.m. at the Main Library Children’s Department, arts and crafts events for children and families. 145 Washington Ave. FILM AS LIBERAL ART: READING FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA’S THE GODFATHER: At 3:15 p.m. at St. John’s College, tutors explore the classic film from a number of perspectives, including the use of closeups, montage, lighting, and camera angles, 1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca. RECYCLE SANTA FE ART FESTIVAL: From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., recycled art market, juried exhibit, and trash fashion contest at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St. STUDENT POETRY READING AT COLLECTED WORKS: New Mexico School for the Arts poetry students share their poems and songs, 6 p.m., 202 Galisteo St. THE FOOD DEPOT L.O.V.E. PROGRAM: Child-friendly
projects for ages 3 and older (accompanied by an adult) are available between 1 and 3 p.m. the third Friday of each month; contact Viola Lujan, 471-1633, ext. 11, or firstname.lastname@example.org. VISTA GRANDE PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE: Favorite titles, tons of bargains and endless browsing, 2-7 p.m., 7 Caliente Road.
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¡CHISPA! AT EL MESóN: The Three Faces of Jazz and friends, 7:30 p.m., 213 Washington Ave. DJ AT DANCE STATION: Varied DJ’d music, class 7-7:30 p.m., dancing 7:30-9 p.m. 910 W. Alameda. DUEL BREWING: TV Killers, alternative rock, 7 p.m., 1228 Parkway Drive. EL CAñON AT THE HILTON: Gerry Carthy, tenor guitar and flute., 7 p.m., 100 Sandoval St. EL FAROL: Rolling Stones tribute band Little Leroy and His Pack of Lies, 9 p.m., 808 Canyon Road. HOTEL SANTA FE: Guitarist/ flutist Ronald Roybal, 7-9 p.m., 1501 Paseo de Peralta. JUNCTION: Rock cover band Chango, 10 p.m., 530 S. Guadalupe St. LA POSADA DE SANTA FE RESORT AND SPA: Nacha
NEW YORK — McDonald’s wants to be a bigger player in the global coffee business. The world’s biggest hamburger chain on Thursday highlighted beverages as one of its key growth opportunities at a daylong presentation for investors. McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson noted that coffee is one of the fastest growing categories in its global drinks business and said that the company has less than its “fair share” of the market. When asked to identify competitors in the space, Thompson chose to keep the discussion broad. “Anyone that stops off to get a cup of coffee anywhere, that’s an opportunity,” Thompson said. The push comes as Starbucks Corp. is enjoying strong sales growth even in the choppy economy. In the latest quarter, the Seattle-based chain said global sales rose 7 percent at locations open at least a year. At McDonald’s, the figure edged up 0.9 percent. As for the coffee servings sold in the U.S. restaurant industry, McDonald’s currently has less than 13 percent of the market, said Kevin Newell, the company’s chief brand and strategy officer for the region. Still, he noted McDonald’s coffee sales have surged 70 percent since the introduction of McCafe specialty coffees in 2009. A big part of the attraction of McDonald’s coffee is value; many locations in the U.S. offer a regular drip coffee of any size for $1. But McDonald’s wants to get people to buy pricier drinks, too. This fall, the company introduced a pumpkin spice latte following the popularity of similar drinks at Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts. And next week, McDonald’s plans to launch a white chocolate mocha flavored latte. The company, based in Oak Brook, Ill., also recently said it’s partnering with Kraft Foods Group Inc. to sell McCafe bagged coffee at supermarkets in test markets. The company is hoping the move will help build awareness of the MCafe brand. “It’s about selling more coffee in restaurants,” Newell said of the Kraft partnership. It’s not clear what impact the push by McDonald’s will have on Starbucks. Richard Adams, who runs a consulting firm for McDonald’s franchisees, notes that the chain sells plenty of drip coffee and blended ice frappes in the summer but has struggled to sell espresso-based beverages such as lattes. Overseas, McDonald’s also has about 4,200 separate McCafes that are either sectioned off from the main restaurant or stand-alone locations. McDonald’s says it plans to add another 350 to 400 such McCafe locations next year.
A story on Page A-4 of the Thursday, Nov. 14, edition about Santa Fe City Council action on proposed city charter amendments requires clarification. While the council still must vote on a final resolution putting various questions before voters on the March 4 municipal election ballot, councilors did approve a series of items Wednesday night that would give the mayor more authority if added to the charter. Also, the story mentioned a proposal to authorize runoff elections but failed to report that this item didn’t win council support. See story on Page B-3 in today’s newspaper.
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Pick 3 6–2–8 Top prize: $500 Mendez Trio, pan-Latin rhythms.,6:30-9:30 p.m., 330 E. Palace Ave. PRANZO ITALIAN GRILL: Geist Cabaret with David Geist, 6-9 p.m., 540 Montezuma Ave. SANDRA WONG AT GIG PERFORMANCE SPACE: Wong performs music from around the world on fiddle and nyckelharpa, 7:30 p.m., 1808-H Second St. SECOND STREET BREWERY: Kitty Jo Creek, Americana, 6 p.m., 1814 Second St. SECOND STREET BREWERY AT THE RAILYARD: Bill Hearne Trio, classic country, 7 p.m., 1607 Paseo de Peralta. TINY’S: Classic-rock band The Jakes, 8:30 p.m., 1005 St. Francis Drive. TRIO BIJOU AT STARLIGHT LOUNGE: Vintage string jazz, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 500 Rodeo Road. UPPER CRUST PIZZA: Gary Paul sings and tells tall tales, 6-9 p.m., 329 Old Santa Fe Trail.
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