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March 4, 2007 | Lynn Marshall, Times Staff Writer
Leif Erikson stood his ground in Seattle's Shilshole Bay Marina, just as he had since 1962 -- despite his appointment with makeover artists in Kent, 15 miles to the south, and the efforts of a crew working full time to dislodge the 17-foot bronze Viking. Workers tried concrete drills and jackhammers, and even tried to lever him out with a crane wielding 20,000 pounds of force. About 20 people attended his departure ceremony Tuesday -- but Leif remained in place.
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March 4, 2007 | Lynn Marshall, Times Staff Writer
Leif Erikson stood his ground in Seattle's Shilshole Bay Marina, just as he had since 1962 -- despite his appointment with makeover artists in Kent, 15 miles to the south, and the efforts of a crew working full time to dislodge the 17-foot bronze Viking. Workers tried concrete drills and jackhammers, and even tried to lever him out with a crane wielding 20,000 pounds of force. About 20 people attended his departure ceremony Tuesday -- but Leif remained in place.
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June 3, 2007 | Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press
On the skipper's command, deckhands haul in tarred ropes to lower the flax sail. Oars splash into the water. The crew, grimacing with strain, pull with steady strokes to send the sleek Viking longship gliding through the fjord. A thousands years ago, the curved-prow warship might have disgorged hordes of bloodthirsty Norsemen ready to pillage and burn. This time, the spoils are adventure rather than loot.
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January 14, 1985 | STEVE HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
Rudolph Valentino lost his nose three times. Florence Nightingale had both arms lopped off. Revolutionary War hero Haym Salomon had an eye gouged out. The statues of Los Angeles have taken their lumps over the years. So much so, in fact, that by the 1960s, figurative sculptures had all but stopped sprouting up in the city, though the late singer John Lennon had a brief run near City Hall in the early 1980s (and had two sets of bronze eyeglasses stolen in the process).
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