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October 12, 1995 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The world will turn in Leisure World for the first time since 1972 when a major renovation of the retirement community's landmark globe is completed. Standing on a grassy knoll 32 feet above the busy Interstate 5 near El Toro Road, the giant metal orb has been a South County curiosity for more than 30 years--except at night. A target for vandals, a bank of floodlights illuminating the globe has been systematically shattered in recent years.
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September 30, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Alex Alexander looked on proudly as local dignitaries gathered on a beautiful June morning to watch the Leisure World globe turn for the first time in two decades. But it didn't turn for long. Except for a few days that month, the 32-foot-tall orb has remained motionless--because of concerns that the unfenced Orange County landmark is a potential legal liability. Nobody knows when it will spin again. Nobody is even willing to claim ownership of the globe.
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September 30, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Alex Alexander looked on proudly as local dignitaries gathered on a beautiful June morning to watch the Leisure World globe turn for the first time in two decades. But it didn't turn for long. Except for a few days that month, the 32-foot-tall orb has remained motionless--because of concerns that the unfenced Orange County landmark is a potential legal liability. Nobody knows when it will spin again. Nobody is even willing to claim ownership of the globe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1995 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The world will turn in Leisure World for the first time since 1972 when a major renovation of the retirement community's landmark globe is completed. Standing on a grassy knoll 32 feet above the busy Interstate 5 near El Toro Road, the giant metal orb has been a South County curiosity for more than 30 years--except at night. A target for vandals, a bank of floodlights illuminating the globe has been systematically shattered in recent years.
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