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June 16, 2002
I enjoyed your article on cemeteries ("Not Just a Plot, but a Passion to Find Art, History and Beauty in Cemeteries," Her World, April 14). I'm a former Chicagoan living near Cincinnati. If you ever travel here, check out Spring Grove (Ohio) Cemetery right off Interstate 75 north of town. As payment for fighting in the war, several Revolutionary soldiers were awarded land rights in this area, and some of them are buried in Spring Grove. There are also several Civil War generals, as well as pillars of our corporate culture.
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NATIONAL
March 25, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga and Matt Pearce
ARLINGTON, Wash. - First, there was a roar. Then the trees began to twist. The last thought Gary "Mac" McPherson had before blacking out was that a tornado had struck the Stillaguamish Valley. The 81-year-old McPherson and his wife, Linda, 69, had been spending the sun-filled Saturday morning side by side, reading the Everett Herald and sipping caffeine - Diet Coke for her, coffee for him - when the landslide slammed into the home they had shared for most of their 46-year marriage.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1988
I believe your editorial on the "buried issues" of the campaign was right on target and should be required reading for every member of Congress, the Federal Reserve Board, the secretary of treasury and every university professor of economics. I fear that Americans are like ostriches with their heads in the sand because our leaders are not debating the serious fiscal and social issues facing our nation. Perhaps after reading your editorial, people will begin to stand up and look realistically around them and demand of their leaders in Congress and the White House the kind of tough action that is needed--before it is too late.
NATIONAL
March 21, 2014 | By David Zucchino
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Yanking aside a tree branch, Jason Watson peered into a waterlogged trench. He pointed out discolored metal drums sunk halfway in the water. "Blister agents, choking agents, blood agents," Watson said, listing the array of chemical weapons inside thousands of metal containers that were buried on this 38,000-acre base after World War II. Watson is part of a team charged with finding, identifying and eventually cleaning up 17 long trenches that snake for six miles, crammed with World War II chemical agents and munitions.
NEWS
June 6, 1989 | From Associated Press
U.S. Rep. Claude Pepper, the beloved champion of the nation's elderly, was buried Monday in this city where he began his political career 60 years ago. "Claude Pepper never forgot his duty as an elected official to fight for the common welfare," Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell (D-Me.) told about 1,000 mourners at First Baptist Church in the state capital. "His energy and his vision will be sorely missed as the Congress now moves to take up Claude Pepper's last testament--legislation to provide long-term care for America's elderly," Mitchell said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 2010 | By Carla Hall, Los Angeles Times
An 11-year-old boy burrowing in a deep sand hole in Manhattan Beach ended up buried for five minutes before he could be rescued, authorities said Tuesday. The boy, visiting the beach at 8th Street with family members Sunday afternoon, was on his hands and knees about six feet down in a hole he was digging diagonally toward another hole his cousin was digging, said Battalion Chief Dave Shenbaum of the Manhattan Beach Fire Department. The boy was trying to connect the two holes into a tunnel when he was buried by an avalanche of sand.
WORLD
October 4, 2009 | Charles McDermid and Mark Magnier
Reporting from Padang, Indonesia, and New Delhi, India -- Indonesian authorities said today at least three villages at some distance from the city of Padang, the port city hardest hit by Wednesday's massive earthquake, were wiped out by landslides, suggesting the disaster will claim significantly more lives than the 715 to date. At least 640 people died in Paranan Bananak, Pulau Air and Lubuk Lawe, a cluster of villages some 35 miles from Padang, said Jufnedi, a local police commissioner who only uses one name.
WORLD
June 17, 2010 | By Alsanosi Ahmed and Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
They come at first light with shovels and sacks, hunched shadows praying for glimmers across a stingy land. These men with torn clothes and sandaled feet don't ask for much, just enough gold to head home feeling blessed beneath the blazing sky of northern Sudan. A stiff wind blows across the desert fringes and they camp at a desolate web of ditches crawling with scorpions. The heat keeps rising and they remember what the bus driver said when he dropped them off far, far from the glow of big city Khartoum: "Let's go home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2010 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
A half a dozen mourners gathered at Forest Lawn cemetery in Cypress on Friday to bid farewell to a woman they never knew. Jean Comstock died Sept. 24, a 79-year-old divorced woman without heirs. Comstock, a retired Long Beach city minute clerk, had wanted to be buried at Forest Lawn but couldn't afford it. Los Angeles County cremated her and stored the ashes at Evergreen Cemetery in Boyle Heights. Eventually the ashes would have been buried in a pauper's grave with the rest of the county's unclaimed dead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2009 | Harriet Ryan and Andrew Blankstein
With his love of old-time Hollywood glamour, showy art and showmanship, Michael Jackson would probably have welcomed his family's announcement Tuesday that his remains will be interred in the star-laden, sculpture-speckled confines of Forest Lawn Memorial-Park in Glendale. Jackson will be interred Aug. 29, which would have been his 51st birthday, in an intimate morning service for family and friends in the expansive cemetery's Great Mausoleum, according to a statement from the family publicist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Authorities believe the woman whose body was at an Anaheim trash collection center Friday may be the victim of homicide. The body was discovered at about 10:30 a.m. Friday in the 1100 block of North Blue Gum Street, Lt. Tim Schmidt, spokesman for the Anaheim Police Department, told the Los Angeles Times. The collection center is in the city's industrial district near the intersection of the 91 and 57 freeways. The Orange County Register reported that detectives were hoping to identify the woman through tattoos and fingerprints.
BUSINESS
March 3, 2014 | David Lazarus
There are a lot of really unfriendly consumer contracts out there. But the absurdly worded terms and conditions for AT&T Mobile Insurance, the company's coverage for wireless devices, take corporate meanness to a whole new level. Marianna Yarovskaya thought she was being smart when she recently purchased AT&T's insurance to safeguard the new iPhone 5S she bought before an overseas trip. "With AT&T Mobile Insurance," the company's website says, "you can protect your investment and get a replacement device quickly to keep you connected.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2014 | By Laura J. Nelson
When the rains first started in Southern California, Ed Heinlein didn't think the damage to his Azusa property would be so bad. Surely, the 65-year-old homeowner thought, his backyard retaining wall, thick as a freeway barrier, would hold back the mud. But as a precaution, Heinlein and his neighbors wedged plywood and sandbags against the ground-level walls. They took a sledgehammer and pickaxes to a small wall in his front yard to prevent mud from collecting behind it and pressing up against the house's walls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2014 | Samantha Schaefer
Ten paces north of the angular rock on a hill, a rusty can hangs from a tree that marks the spot. More than 100 years ago, someone chose the space below to stash away their fortune -- $28,000 in U.S. gold coins. They stayed concealed there, buried in eight tin cans, until John and Mary came upon them last year on their daily walk. They had struck gold. And when they realized it, the Northern California couple dug a hole in their wood pile, placed the 1,400 coins in bags and boxes in an old ice chest and buried them again.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
A rare cache of buried 19th century gold coins discovered by a California couple on daily walk could be hitting Amazon.com as early as May. Whatever portion of the find is put on the retail site for sale will no doubt attract great interest among rare-coin enthusiasts, who have been set abuzz by what experts are calling the most valuable find unearthed in North America. PHOTOS: California couple discovers cache of gold coins If the coins were melted down, the gold alone would be worth $2 million, said David Hall, co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Services in Newport Beach, who recently authenticated the coins.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
For many years, John and Mary took daily walks along a trail on a section of their property they nicknamed Saddle Ridge.   But last year , as they were walking their dog, they noticed an old can sticking out of the dirt. Curious, they brushed away some moss, used a stick to dig it out and carried the heavy container home. And that's all it took for the couple living in California's gold country to discover a cache of 19 th -century U.S. gold coins that rare coin experts say is the greatest buried treasure ever unearthed in the United States.
NEWS
April 24, 1989 | From Associated Press
A 10-year-old boy was buried waist-high in more than 2,000 pounds of bricks when a chimney collapsed, but police said he was not seriously injured and was in stable condition Sunday. The chimney, all that was left of a house formerly on a lot where the boy was playing, collapsed Saturday, apparently because the boy and a friend were beating on it with sticks, police said. It took rescuers about 20 minutes to free the boy, who suffered a fractured thighbone.
SPORTS
February 28, 2010
Up next AT ARIZONA Thursday, 7:30 p.m. PST, McKale Center, Tucson: Arizona has stumbled toward the finish, with five losses in its last seven games. But the Wildcats buried the Bruins, 77-63, in January behind Kyle Fogg's 25 points. -- Chris Foster
NEWS
January 15, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
Researchers have discovered a massive trench buried beneath the Antarctic ice -- a valley deeper than the Grand Canyon. It's so deep that, in spite of several miles of ice, it can be seen from space. The news comes from British scientists, including researchers at Newcastle University and the University of Bristol, who mapped an area of the western Antarctic using "ice-penetrating radio-echo sounding and satellite imagery," according to a news release. What they found was a mighty subglacial valley, plunging deeper than Arizona's Grand Canyon.
WORLD
January 13, 2014 | By Michael A. Memoli and Batsheva Sobelman
SYCAMORE RANCH, Israel -- After an official state funeral featuring international dignitaries and flowery eulogies, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was buried with military honors Monday at his family ranch in southern Israel. In keeping with army protocol, the coffin of the controversial military and political leader was carried by eight Israeli generals, who lowered it into the ground beside the modest flowerbed and headstone marking the grave of his second wife on a small hill offering a panoramic view of the southern Negev area.
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