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November 17, 2006 | Bob Sipchen, Times Staff Writer
SHORTLY after Jeffrey "Toz" Toczylowski's last mission in Iraq a year ago this month, friends received a message. "If you are getting this e-mail, it means that I have passed away," the missive said. "No, it's not a sick Toz joke, but a letter I wanted to write in case this happened." The Army Special Forces captain, 30, said he would like family and friends to attend his burial at Arlington National Cemetery, "but understand if you can't make it."
April 8, 2014 | By Victoria Kim and Harriet Ryan
For decades in Hollywood, Mickey Rooney led a charmed life. He acted opposite Judy Garland and Elizabeth Taylor, collecting award nominations for performances praised by the likes of Cary Grant, Gore Vidal and Tennessee Williams. He married starlets and beauty queens - eight times in all. On Tuesday, two days after his death at 93, it became clear how far his fortunes had fallen in recent years. Rooney's trust didn't have a dime. He owed back taxes to the IRS and the state Franchise Tax Board.
It has been 13 1/2 years since San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk was gunned down, along with Mayor George Moscone, in San Francisco City Hall. But Milk's remains have yet to find a final resting place, and for the last six years the ashes of the first avowed homosexual elected to office in California have sat in an urn in a corner of a vault in the office of the Congressional Cemetery here.
March 25, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- Abbot Archimandrite Theodor Micka was awakened on Tuesday morning by his fellow priests with some good news. Gov. Jerry Brown had signed legislation allowing the ailing 76-year-old abbot, who has terminal cancer, to be buried on the grounds of his Alameda County monastery. “I'm in really high spirits now," Micka said in a phone interview. Despite ongoing chemotherapy, he said, "I have strength that is almost superhuman this morning.” Micka has spent decades developing an Orthodox Christian monastery in Castro Valley, buying the first plot of land in 1979.
Nobody knows her birth name. Zintkala Nuni, the Lakota call her. Lost Bird. Today, she is lost no more. A century after the infant was discovered alive, lying beneath her mother's body on the killing fields of Wounded Knee, her remains have been brought home. In a traditional ceremony, Lost Bird was interred Thursday, near the mass grave where 200 slain Native Americans, including her mother, were unceremoniously buried Jan. 3, 1891.
May 10, 1998 | From Reuters
The stricken Italian town of Sarno prepared to bury today dozens of residents killed in the mudslides that have submerged swaths of the south. Most of the 116 people known to have died in the disaster came from the town, as did the 22-year-old man found alive Friday after three days neck-deep in rubble. "The most beautiful thing is to be alive," Roberto Robustelli told Italian TV on Saturday from his hospital bed, his bloodied and bruised face swaddled in bandages.
February 25, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Funeral arrangements for Anna Nicole Smith are under way, but she won't be buried until at least Tuesday, said Richard Milstein. Milstein was appointed to make decisions for Smith's next of kin, her 5-month-old daughter Dannielynn. On Thursday, Broward Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin gave Milstein the right to choose Smith's burial site. Milstein chose to bury Smith next to her son in Nassau, Bahamas. Smith died of still undetermined causes Feb.
December 10, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Fireworks exploded over the mining town of Butte as the body of motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel arrived for a funeral expected to draw thousands. Knievel will be remembered in a service today as his hometown celebrates the life of the legendary stuntman who sped motorcycles over the local mine dumps as a boy. Knievel died Nov. 30 in Clearwater, Fla. He was 69.
December 14, 1992 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
BACKGROUND: On Thanksgiving View looked at the life of Marine Sgt. Joseph Trujillo, of Deming, N.M., who was 20 when a land mine exploded near him in Vietnam. He was listed as missing in action until November, when his remains were repatriated and identified--and loved ones made plans to bury him. UPDATE: Joseph Trujillo was buried on Friday at Arlington National Cemetery. Although 26 years had passed since he disappeared, the pain of his death was fresh for those whose lives he touched.
February 5, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop relinquished his claim on a burial at Arlington National Cemetery but also lashed out at Republicans who questioned whether he deserved the honor. President Clinton had granted an exemption in 1994 to allow Koop to be buried at Arlington.
March 9, 2014 | Kate Linthicum
Archaeologist Lynn Swartz Dodd has excavated ancient sites in Egypt and Turkey. Her colleague Tom Garrison runs a dig site of Maya ruins in Guatemala. On Saturday they descended into a trench outside the former Hollywood Park racetrack in Inglewood to explore some more recent history. They were looking for the remains of a legendary racehorse. Native Diver was a wild-eyed black colt so fast and so beloved that when he died in 1967, he was buried at his hometown track. An elaborate stone memorial marks the grave, a testament to a bygone era when horses and their owners were national celebrities, and when tens of thousands of fans packed the stands of Hollywood Park to cheer on their favorite steed.
January 13, 2014 | By Batsheva Sobelman and Michael Memoli
SYCAMORE RANCH, Israel - On a day marked by military protocol, somber ceremony and informal reflection, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was remembered Monday as a "practical and pragmatic man," a "bulldozer" who helped shape his nation even as he earned a reputation for ruthlessness from its enemies. Sharon, who died Saturday at 85 after years in a stroke-induced coma, was hailed by world leaders in a public memorial service in Jerusalem before taking a last journey to his family's ranch in southern Israel, where he was laid to rest beside his second wife in a burial that combined military pomp with traditional Jewish ritual.
December 31, 2013 | By Maria L. La Ganga
PORTLAND, Ore. - New mothers will now be able to leave Oregon hospitals with two bundles of joy - one in a car seat, the other in a cooler. The first, of course, is the baby. The second, thanks to one of the more curious laws that went into effect with the new year, is the placenta. Many cultures have long revered the meaty organ, whose chief duty is to provide nourishment and oxygen to the fetus. Traditional Cambodian healers call the placenta "the globe of the origin of the soul" and believe it must be buried properly to protect the newborn.
December 27, 2013 | By Paresh Dave
A 22-year-old Compton man was charged Friday on suspicion of killing of his girlfriend and burying her body in the backyard of the family's home, Los Angeles County prosecutors said. A family member of Devion Keith Anderson called 911 on Monday night to say Anderson may have killed and buried his 18-year-old girlfriend, according to the district attorney's office. L.A. County Sheriff's Department deputies found freshly dug dirt in the backyard and eventually pulled out a body.
December 11, 2013 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - Congress sent President Obama legislation on Wednesday that its chief sponsor said he wished weren't necessary. The Alicia Dawn Koehl Respect for National Cemeteries Act authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to disinter from national cemeteries any veterans who have committed capital crimes. The measure was approved by the House on Wednesday after earlier passing the Senate. It grew out of what its chief sponsor, Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.), said was a "very disturbing mistake" by Veterans Affairs: burying the killer of a mother of two at a national cemetery, and with military honors.
December 5, 2013 | Jon Schleuss
Community leaders, chaplains and dozens of others gathered on a chilly Wednesday morning in Boyle Heights to remember more than 1,400 people whose remains were left unclaimed at the county's crematory. Their ashes were buried in fresh soil covered with flowers, the mass grave surrounded by teal-colored sheets. One small stone marked the grave, reading 2010, the year they died. Los Angeles County has buried its unclaimed dead in plots at the corner of 1st and Lorena streets since the late 1800s.
September 27, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The only testament to Francis Lupo's death in a World War I battle has long been his name, etched on a French chapel wall with those of hundreds of other missing soldiers. On Tuesday, 88 years after he was killed during an attack on German forces near Soissons, France, the recently discovered remains of the Army private were buried with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.
December 29, 1989
Ion (John) Antimie, a Fullerton man reported killed in his native Romania by security forces loyal to executed dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, will be buried beside his mother in his homeland this weekend, his family said Thursday. Family members said they have been told that Antimie, 21, was shot eight times over the weekend near the city of Cluj and that his car was punctured with more than 400 bullet holes. Those reports, still unconfirmed by the U.S.
October 26, 2013 | By David Zucchino
With each scrape of the Florida Panhandle soil by an excavator's metal claw, anthropologists are moving a step closer to unraveling a century of mystery over the fates of missing boys from an infamous reform school. Some of those sent to the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys as "incorrigible" never returned. Those who survived have described decades of beatings, rapes - and possible murders - at the school in Marianna, Fla., from 1900 until it was shut down in 2011. A team of anthropologists is carefully digging on the school grounds in search of boys buried in unmarked graves.
October 7, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
With the drumbeats building for the release of the second movie in the "Hunger Games" franchise -- "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" opens Nov. 22 -- it seems reasonable for the film's cast to be shaping up their future plans. Star Jennifer Lawrence will soon be seen in "American Hustle," which reteams her with director David O. Russell and costar Bradley Cooper from "Silver Linings Playbook," for which she won a lead actress Oscar. The 23-year-old could likely have her pick of pretty much any project and filmmaker pairing she wants, and it now looks as if she will be reteaming with Gary Ross, director of the first "Hunger Games" (but not the sequel)
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