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November 30, 1991 | From The Washington Post
Beginning Monday and for the next three to five years, parts of the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials will be shadowed by scaffolding and fencing while the National Park Service undertakes a massive project to inspect, document and repair the two structures.
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October 4, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Stacey Powells, a news editor at two Eastern Sierra radio stations, is spitting mad about the government shutdown of national parks in her backyard. If the closure that began Tuesday continues, Powells plans to hold an Occupy Yosemite event Friday (today) during a "sit-down protest" at Tuolumne Meadows inside the park. "Closing our national parks is absurd and is hurting all of us here in the Eastern Sierra," she wrote in a letter to the Sierra Wave that was posted online Wednesday . "Our businesses are hurting.
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June 29, 1990 | United Press International
A piece of concrete fell from a column at the Jefferson Memorial, striking and injuring a maintenance worker, U.S. Park Police reported. A National Park Service worker was moving scaffolding near the top portion of one of the memorial's columns when a piece of decorative scroll fell Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
The government shutdown thwarted Mike Cassesso and MaiLien Le's plans to get married at the Jefferson Memorial, but on Thursday night they got something perhaps even more memorable: a wedding officiated by none other than Stephen Colbert. The funnyman and ordained minister hosted a nuptial celebration and even quickie bachelor/bachelorette parties complete with shots and strippers on "The Colbert Report. " He got some assistance from celebrity friends, including Mandy Patinkin, who sang a Jewish blessing and got in a nice plug for "Homeland," and Smokey Bear, who stepped in as best man. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Plenty of other shows have hosted weddings -- starting with Tiny Tim on "The Tonight Show" and continuing on "Today," "Conan" and now even "Watch What Happens Live" -- but leave it to "The Colbert Report" to do so in a way that's both silly and surprisingly sweet.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A master sculptor from China was chosen Thursday to carve the image of Martin Luther King Jr. for a memorial to the slain civil rights leader to be built on the National Mall. Lei Yixin, one of nine sculptors considered national treasures in China, will carve King's likeness in the memorial's 28-foot granite "Stone of Hope," officials said. The figure will be sculpted from a light beige variety of granite stone found in China's Fujian province. Earlier Thursday, the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1987
I recently returned from a trip back east during which time I visited Washington, D.C. While there I spent some time being a tourist and one of the places I visited was the Jefferson Memorial. Not only was I awed by its beauty, but I was particularly impressed by the inscriptions on the walls. These writings convinced me that Bork should not be confirmed to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States. I cannot quote chapter and verse, but the essence of his statements are that the Constitution is a living and breathing document, subject to the changes and social needs of the times.
NEWS
April 11, 1990 | Reuters
Officials expressed concern Tuesday about cracks and wear and tear on the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials and said an architectural survey has found that it would cost more than $12 million to repair them, about twice what the memorials cost originally. National Park Service officials said they plan to go through with the repair work after further studies but saw little danger to the 2.5 million tourists who visit the monuments annually.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
The government shutdown thwarted Mike Cassesso and MaiLien Le's plans to get married at the Jefferson Memorial, but on Thursday night they got something perhaps even more memorable: a wedding officiated by none other than Stephen Colbert. The funnyman and ordained minister hosted a nuptial celebration and even quickie bachelor/bachelorette parties complete with shots and strippers on "The Colbert Report. " He got some assistance from celebrity friends, including Mandy Patinkin, who sang a Jewish blessing and got in a nice plug for "Homeland," and Smokey Bear, who stepped in as best man. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Plenty of other shows have hosted weddings -- starting with Tiny Tim on "The Tonight Show" and continuing on "Today," "Conan" and now even "Watch What Happens Live" -- but leave it to "The Colbert Report" to do so in a way that's both silly and surprisingly sweet.
NEWS
June 23, 1990 | From Associated Press
The Commission of Fine Arts has approved a $47-million memorial to former President Franklin D. Roosevelt, ending a quarter-century of controversy over the design and site of the monument. Frances Campbell, executive director of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Commission, said Friday that the arts panel's vote in favor of a modified design by San Francisco landscape architect Lawrence Halprin will enable the memorial to be completed by 1995.
OPINION
October 19, 2011 | By Joseph J. Ellis
During Bill Clinton's presidency, he frequently mentioned that he could look out the window of the Oval Office and enjoy a straight-line view of the Jefferson Memorial on the Tidal Basin. But where, I wondered as a biographer of that man from Monticello, was Jefferson looking? I recently toured the National Mall, which allowed me to answer that question. Jefferson, in his ring of white marble columns, is looking across the waters of the Tidal Basin at the newly installed Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, which was dedicated Sunday.
OPINION
October 19, 2011 | By Joseph J. Ellis
During Bill Clinton's presidency, he frequently mentioned that he could look out the window of the Oval Office and enjoy a straight-line view of the Jefferson Memorial on the Tidal Basin. But where, I wondered as a biographer of that man from Monticello, was Jefferson looking? I recently toured the National Mall, which allowed me to answer that question. Jefferson, in his ring of white marble columns, is looking across the waters of the Tidal Basin at the newly installed Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, which was dedicated Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A master sculptor from China was chosen Thursday to carve the image of Martin Luther King Jr. for a memorial to the slain civil rights leader to be built on the National Mall. Lei Yixin, one of nine sculptors considered national treasures in China, will carve King's likeness in the memorial's 28-foot granite "Stone of Hope," officials said. The figure will be sculpted from a light beige variety of granite stone found in China's Fujian province. Earlier Thursday, the U.S.
OPINION
October 8, 2000 | Bruce J. Schulman, Bruce J. Schulman teaches history and American studies at Boston University. His new book, "The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Politics and Society," will be published next spring
In Washington, congressional Republicans seek to set aside the law prohibiting memorials to individuals until 25 years after their death in order to build a monument to Ronald Reagan on the National Mall. In Los Angeles, UCLA recently announced plans to rename its medical center for the former president, whose Southern California friends have pledged $150 million to rebuild the hospital.
NEWS
November 30, 1991 | From The Washington Post
Beginning Monday and for the next three to five years, parts of the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials will be shadowed by scaffolding and fencing while the National Park Service undertakes a massive project to inspect, document and repair the two structures.
NEWS
June 29, 1990 | United Press International
A piece of concrete fell from a column at the Jefferson Memorial, striking and injuring a maintenance worker, U.S. Park Police reported. A National Park Service worker was moving scaffolding near the top portion of one of the memorial's columns when a piece of decorative scroll fell Wednesday.
NEWS
June 23, 1990 | From Associated Press
The Commission of Fine Arts has approved a $47-million memorial to former President Franklin D. Roosevelt, ending a quarter-century of controversy over the design and site of the monument. Frances Campbell, executive director of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Commission, said Friday that the arts panel's vote in favor of a modified design by San Francisco landscape architect Lawrence Halprin will enable the memorial to be completed by 1995.
NEWS
October 4, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Stacey Powells, a news editor at two Eastern Sierra radio stations, is spitting mad about the government shutdown of national parks in her backyard. If the closure that began Tuesday continues, Powells plans to hold an Occupy Yosemite event Friday (today) during a "sit-down protest" at Tuolumne Meadows inside the park. "Closing our national parks is absurd and is hurting all of us here in the Eastern Sierra," she wrote in a letter to the Sierra Wave that was posted online Wednesday . "Our businesses are hurting.
OPINION
October 8, 2000 | Bruce J. Schulman, Bruce J. Schulman teaches history and American studies at Boston University. His new book, "The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Politics and Society," will be published next spring
In Washington, congressional Republicans seek to set aside the law prohibiting memorials to individuals until 25 years after their death in order to build a monument to Ronald Reagan on the National Mall. In Los Angeles, UCLA recently announced plans to rename its medical center for the former president, whose Southern California friends have pledged $150 million to rebuild the hospital.
NEWS
April 11, 1990 | Reuters
Officials expressed concern Tuesday about cracks and wear and tear on the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials and said an architectural survey has found that it would cost more than $12 million to repair them, about twice what the memorials cost originally. National Park Service officials said they plan to go through with the repair work after further studies but saw little danger to the 2.5 million tourists who visit the monuments annually.
NEWS
November 26, 1988 | DON SHANNON, Times Staff Writer
It took more than 40 years to build the Washington Memorial obelisk, the marble spire that symbolizes the capital city, but in the last few years monuments and plans for monuments threaten to create a new version of the petrified forest on the banks of the Potomac. The recent building fever has produced Constitution Gardens, containing stones honoring the signers of the Declaration of Independence, completed in 1984 to commemorate the U.S.
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