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AM news: Hello Klimt and many goodbyes

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Hello Klimt: Maria Altmann, the 90-year-old Angeleno who won a long dispute with the Austrian government over 5 paintings taken from her family by the Nazis, has loaned those paintings to LACMA; they go on display today. The museum characterizes all of the paintings as masterpieces; they include 2 familiar portraits of Altmann's aunt, Adele Bloch-Bauer.

A long goodbye: Never fear, the Dutton's in Beverly Hills and Brentwood are safe. But literary types are saying goodbye to Dutton's North Hollywood, which has just weeks to live.

A tragic loss: The LA Times looks at the weekend's horrific SUV blaze and finds a dad whose business was in serious trouble, a wife who'd just filed for divorce, and two kids who became unwilling victims. 11-year-old Ashley and 10-year-old Alexander burned to death Sunday; their father Dae Kwon Yun survived the fire and is expected to recover.

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Say adios: Tom Delay quit his re-election campaign this morning after much "prayerful thinking." Whatever, dude.

A sad goodbye: The funeral for Sheriff's Deputy Maria Rosa will be at the Cathedral in downtown Los Angeles today. Progress is being made in investigating her murder.

Aw, forget it: Mumble mumble UCLA game mumble mumble.