Hitler-engraved bell sparks furor in Austria

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The Idaho State Journal ( http://tinyurl.com/nxpz5hg) reports Sgt. William James McCurdy 's name is on a memorial in Austria's Drau Valley. McCurdy, from Pocatello, was shot by Austrian militia members after parachuting from a damaged B-17 bomber in November 1944. According to reports, he was approaching the two Austrians with hands raised in surrender when he was gunned down. Idaho State University philosophy teacher William "Bill" James McCurdy, the dead airman's nephew and namesake, recently received a phone call from an Austrian historian, one of the most emotional phone conversations of his life, about the memorial and his uncle's prominent place on it. "It was like a ghost from the past," Bill McCurdy told the newspaper.
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T-Mobile Austria challenges spectrum auction terms

T-Mobile, a unit of Deutsche Telekom (DTEGn.DE) and the second-biggest of Austria's three mobile carriers, says the regulator has no right to sell the frequencies as set out in the auction terms because some of them still belong to T-Mobile. Some of the spectrum is being made available from 2016, but T-Mobile says it has rights to use this spectrum until the end of 2019. The frequencies have a book value of several million euros (dollars). visit this site Lawyer Ewald Lichtenberger, who is acting for T-Mobile, told Reuters this week: "This is an issue that I believe must be clarified before the auction because later it would create big problems." He said a request to the broadcasting and telecoms regulator had been filed some weeks ago. A T-Mobile Austria spokesman also confirmed that the complaint had been filed. The regulator declined to comment.
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Austria's Constantia Flexibles hires banks for IPO

The swastika-embossed bell, which tolls every hour in rural Wolfpassing village, dates to 1939 and was mounted by Nazis who supported Hitlers annexation of Austria one year earlier. RELATED: THAI UNIVERSITY APOLOGIZES FOR HITLER BANNER An inscription on the bell describes Hitler as the unifier and Fuhrer of all Germans and says he freed the Ostmark Nazi jargon for Austria from the yoke of suppression by foreign elements and brought it home into the Great German Reich. Despite the Nazi sympathies on the bell, no one complained until the government sold the castle with all its historical trappings to Tobias Hufnagl, who will not say what he plans to do with it. Now, officials are scrambling for explanations of why the bell apparently evaded notice for so long. The town is about 60 miles east of http://bgm.me/r/4223863 Vienna. AP The Wolfpassing belldescribes Hitler as 'the unifier and Fuehrer of all Germans" and says he freed the "Ostmark" Nazi jargon for Austria "from the yoke of suppression by foreign elements and brought it home into the Great-German Reich.' Some even argue that the sale of the castle amounts to propagating Nazi values, which is illegal in Austria. The country is particularly sensitive to any reminder of its Nazi past.
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Marcel Granollers wins in Austria after rallying from poor start to beat Juan Monaco

The company, majority owned by JP Morgan's One Equity Partners, declined to comment on media reports that an IPO could take place as early as http://www.dailystrength.org/people/3007306/journal/6637008 October and value the company at as much as 2 billion euros ($2.6 billion). One Equity Partners, which owns 75 percent of Constantia Flexibles, also declined to comment. The banks are JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank, three sources said, following reports by the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. Three sources with knowledge of the situation said October was probably too early for an IPO but said it could happen after third-quarter results, or more likely next year. Separately, two sources said the equity value of the company was about 1.5 billion euros. One said 30 to 50 percent of the company could be floated.
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He was very solid from the start," said Granollers, who won only nine points in the set. "When you're close to winning a title, you get nervous." Granollers saved two more break points early in the second set, helping him settle down. He broke at the first opportunity to lead 5-3. "He had chances in the second set as well, and I was lucky he couldn't take them," Granollers said. "From then on it became a different match." Granollers had a 4-0 lead in the deciding set.
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Wolfpassing Bell Dedicated To Hitler Causes Flap In Austria

Ernst Eichinger, a spokesman for the agency responsible for government real-estate, http://yourtrainings.com/brandonjjrd/trainings/709822/ says that with a portfolio of more than 28,000 buildings many of them huge "we cannot search every centimeter" before a sale. Concerns are heightened by the lack of clarity about what the new owner, Tobias Hufnagl, plans to do with the relic. Two web domains linked to him or his holding company, hufnagl.cc and thinvestments.com, did not open. Sonnleitner, the Wolfpassing mayor, says has not been able to directly contact Hufnagl, despite weeks of trying. In a terse email this week responding to numerous Associated Press queries seeking permission to film the bell and asking about its fate, Hufnagl said he had "no interest" in exchanges with the AP. Also on HuffPost: Loading Slideshow The Berghof of Adolf Hitler at the Obersalzberg near Berchtesgaden: Adolf Hitler at the patio of the Berghof, wearing civil clothes, sitting in a basket-chair and reading files.
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