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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2000 | MATTHEW EBNET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The song was empty without words, and the band members knew it as they played inside the Santa Ana union hall on Saturday. There was no "pardon me, boy," or "dinner in the diner," but "Chattanooga Choo Choo," somehow still felt right. It was Gordon Lee "Tex" Beneke's signature arrangement--a song for which he earned the first gold record in history when it sold 1.2 million copies.
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April 25, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Mammoth Mountain plans to be open Memorial Day weekend and is featuring a $180 three-day pass and 20% off lodgings for the holiday weekend. Spring skiing rates at the Mammoth Lakes, Calif., ski resort started this week, with savings and slope time for those who don't want to give in to summer just yet. The deal: The ski resort Thursday reported a base depth of 20 inches at the main lodge (8,900 feet) and 50 inches at the summit (11,053 feet). Though temperatures were in the low 50s on Thursday, the resort was expecting more than a foot of snow by Saturday morning.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1997 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of Japanese American veterans of the Korean War gathered in Little Tokyo on Saturday for the unveiling of a memorial wall honoring their fallen comrades, who died more than four decades ago in what has become known as this country's "forgotten war." "If heroism is measured by the sacrifice of life, then our true heroes are the ones who have their names etched on the memorial wall we're dedicating today," said Bob Wada, president of the Japanese American Korean War Veterans.
NEWS
April 25, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
The Los Angeles Police Department unveiled a memorial star Friday to honor fallen LAPD Officer Nicholas Lee. Lee's family, including his mother and brother, attended the service unveiling the star at the entrance to the LAPD Hollywood Division at 1358 North Wilcox Ave. LAPD officers from around the city came for the memorial. Lee was killed on March 7 when his patrol car was hit by a dump truck. Lee's is the eighth star at the Hollywood Division memorializing Hollywood LAPD officers killed in the line of duty.
NEWS
May 20, 1987 | From Reuters
A memorial service for the 37 sailors killed in the Iraqi attack on the Stark will be held Friday, the State Department said Tuesday. The service will be at the base chapel of the ship's home port, Mayport Naval Base in Mayport, Fla., at 10 a.m.
NATIONAL
September 12, 2011
"You are America's young Jedi. " "I hope you are rocking and rolling with Elvis!" "Thank you for the pennies; [we] love finding them. " "We miss your laughter, your smile and your meatloaf. " "I hope you are on beautiful golf course with Dad up in Heaven. Send me a rainbow so I know you are OK. " Relatives of Sept. 11 victims, addressing their lost loved ones ----- "These past 10 years tell a story of resilience. Our people still work in skyscrapers.
NEWS
August 20, 1995 | Associated Press
Three weeks after Susan Smith was sentenced to life in prison for killing her two young sons, two granite markers were erected Saturday in the boys' memory. The monuments sit about 60 feet from John D. Long Lake, where 14-month-old Alex and 3-year-old Michael were drowned. "If you have a family, you just have to be touched by it," said Gregory Lee of Leesburg, Va., a father of three who visited Saturday.
NEWS
May 25, 1992 | Jerry Hicks and Donnette Dunbar and Janice Jones
MAIN HEROES: The county has numerous war memorials but the oldest, and perhaps the most serene, is the Spanish-American War tribute, above, overlooking the lake at Irvine Regional Park. Sitting behind a Civil War howitzer, the stone memorial was dedicated in 1926 to the 113 men of Company L, volunteer infantry out of Santa Ana. Also included is a plaque made of metal from the U.S.
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
August 15, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Media conglomerate Viacom Inc., which owns BET and MTV, announced a donation Tuesday valued at $1.5 million to help build a memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. on the National Mall in Washington. Viacom pledged $1 million in cash plus promotions for the memorial that will include public service announcements across the company's networks and its billboards in New York's Times Square, Chief Executive Philippe Dauman said.
NATIONAL
April 19, 2014 | By Joseph Tanfani
WASHINGTON - On Monday, if all goes according to plan, I'll be lining up at the start of the Boston Marathon. Let's just say this up front: I probably shouldn't be. I signed up last September, but over the last few months, training season, I've been fighting one of those frustrating injuries that just would not come around. Figuring for weeks that it was just a bad hamstring, I stubbornly dragged my bad leg like a piece of wood over snow and black ice, all through a relentless, miserable Northeast winter.
NATIONAL
April 15, 2014 | By Alana Semuels, This post has been updated throughout with new developments.
BOSTON -- A memorial for the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings ended Tuesday with a thunderous speech from Vice President Joe Biden, who closed an afternoon highlighting remarks from bombing survivors and dignitaries. “We will never yield, we will never cower, America will never ever, ever stand down,” Biden said. “We are Boston. We are America. We respond, we endure, we overcome, and we own the finish line! God bless you all, and may God protect our troops.” The afternoon will continue with  a flag-raising and a moment of silence at the marathon finish line at 2:49 p.m., the moment the bombs exploded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
A public memorial will be held Sunday morning for renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. A. Richard Grossman , who pioneered the comprehensive care of burn patients in Sherman Oaks. The memorial will be held at 11am at Hollywood's Old Fire Station 27 at 1355 N. Cahuenga Blvd., which houses a museum run by the Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Society. The Los Angeles Fire Department invites all to attend. "Dr. Grossman was certainly one of us," LAFD Interim Fire Chief James Featherstone told City News Service.
NATIONAL
April 10, 2014 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON - Obama administration lawyers have told the Supreme Court they will strongly defend the 29-foot-tall cross atop Mount Soledad in San Diego as a memorial to the nation's war veterans and not an unconstitutional promotion of Christianity by the government. But they also said the 9th Circuit court in San Francisco should be given “additional time for reflection” to correct its mistake and uphold the constitutionality of the cross. The administration's position, sent to the court this week, means the high court will likely have to decide the fate of the San Diego cross, but not this year.
NATIONAL
April 9, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
FT. HOOD, Texas - For the second time in five years, President Obama came to this sprawling Army post to console a community all too familiar with death, to offer a nation's condolences and to remind soldiers and their families of the healing power of love. The president stood on a platform under bright sun and blue skies, reciting the names of the three soldiers who were killed in a shooting rampage last week. Before him stood their portraits, boots, rifles and helmets, what are known as "battlefield crosses.
NATIONAL
April 9, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, This post has been updated
KILLEEN, Texas - Security has tightened around Ft. Hood as soldiers and their families prepared to host President Obama and other dignitaries Wednesday for a memorial honoring those killed last week when one of their own opened fire on fellow troops. Spc. Ivan Lopez, 34, killed three soldiers and wounded 16 others before shooting himself in the head. Lopez had recently learned that his request for a leave of absence following the death of his mother was rejected, infuriating him, officials told the Los Angeles Times.
NEWS
November 15, 1992 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
Memorials to war veterans were decorated with flowers planted by workers of the Boyle Heights Beautification Project last week as part of the program's effort to improve the area. The program, which was started in 1989, has three crew members and a weekend crew of community service workers who pick up litter, empty trash cans, paint over graffiti and steam-clean sidewalks six days a week in commercial sections of Boyle Heights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1998 | JILL LEOVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of his departure for the state Senate, outgoing Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon on Thursday unveiled an artist's sketch of a proposed memorial for police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. "I think we constantly have to remind ourselves of the challenges our police and firefighters face and what they sacrifice for us," said Alarcon, who has proposed Panorama City as a site. "This week the point was made given the loss of Officer [Brian] Brown."
NATIONAL
April 9, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
FT. HOOD, Texas -- Five years after he sought to comfort soldiers devastated by the deadliest attack on a U.S. military base, President Obama returned to Ft. Hood on Wednesday to once more offer condolences and pledges of support, repeatedly invoking Scripture and its stirring words on the power of love to heal. Obama, citing 1 Corinthians, said, “With God's amazing grace we somehow bear what seems unbearable. Love bears all things, believes all  things, hopes all things, endures all things.
NATIONAL
April 6, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama plan to attend a memorial service at Ft. Hood in Texas on Wednesday after last week's shooting spree at the base, a White House official said Sunday. In an appearance on CBS' "Face The Nation," Dan Pfeiffer, an assistant and advisor to the president, confirmed the appearance. Pfeiffer also said Pentagon officials were against arming soldiers inside the base in the wake of the shooting. On Wednesday, Spc.  Ivan Lopez  killed three fellow service members with a handgun and wounded 16 others before shooting himself in the head, officials said . It was the second shooting attack on the base in five years; in 2009, a disgruntled major killed 13 people and wounded 32 others.
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