January 20, 2006 |
The Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid has lost a 38-ton steel sculpture by American artist Richard Serra, the museum said. The museum, one of the Spanish city's largest and most popular, commissioned the work -- four stark, steel slabs -- in 1986 and acquired it a year later for about $220,000. After being exhibited, it was placed in a warehouse in 1990 with a company that specialized in storing large-scale artworks. But that company was dissolved in 1998, said daily newspaper ABC.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2000 |
Orange County supervisors Tuesday approved spending $100,000 to place pictures of pets--lost, found and awaiting adoption--on a county Web site. The county may also become the first one in the state with Web information on dead pets reported to animal control officers. The pets' descriptions would be posted in hopes of notifying their owners.
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December 21, 2000 |
A treasured macaw that disappeared Monday from outside City of Hope Cancer Center, where its owner had been visiting his wife, was recovered Wednesday. Michael Bojorquez, 48, of Montebello said he took the bird because he feared for its safety and that he had been trying to find the owner. The 5-year-old bird had been in its usual perch in a tree while its owner, Barry Schmit, 43, of Claremont was in the hospital.
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December 5, 2000 |
Eric Brun-Sanglard and his best friend, a 5-year-old golden retriever named Legion, go everywhere together. In July, they took a European vacation, exploring Amsterdam, Paris and the south of France. Most days, though, Legion is at Brun-Sanglard's side as the architect walks construction sites and goes about his other duties. That's because Legion is Brun-Sanglard's vision. "He's my sight, my independence and my best friend," Brun-Sanglard, 38, of Hollywood, said about his guide dog.
October 8, 2000 |
More than three dozen Chinese books--some more than 1,000 years old--and two scrolls worth more than $1 million are missing from Harvard-Yenching Library in Boston, which houses the largest collection of East Asian books outside Asia. A rare-book specialist at the Harvard University-owned library discovered in March that the books and scrolls had been taken from their protected perch in the rare-book room. When she learned of the theft, the FBI was alerted.
September 23, 2000 |
A week after President Clinton blasted the Justice Department's handling of the Wen Ho Lee investigation, Atty. Gen. Janet Reno met Friday with the president and pledged a thorough internal review of questions raised by the controversial national security case.
June 19, 2008 |
The U.S. military said Wednesday that four helicopter engines worth $13 million are missing in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. U.S. spokeswoman Lt. Col. Rumi Nielson-Green said the helicopters were being shipped overland from the U.S. base in Bagram, Afghanistan, to a seaport for shipment back to Ft. Bragg, N.C. Nielson-Green said the parts went missing sometime before May. She said the engines were being shipped by a Pakistani trucking company, but it is unclear where they disappeared.
October 3, 2000 |
The University of California has launched disciplinary action against several staffers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory following the temporary disappearance of two computer hard drives containing nuclear secrets in May. A spokesman for the university, which runs the New Mexico weapons lab on a contract from the U.S.
June 6, 2004 |
Police in southern England who let a 9-foot sturgeon slip through their fingers after its alleged illegal sale said they found the fish. Fisherman Robert Davies had netted the 264-pound fish -- nicknamed Stanley by British newspapers -- off the coast of South Wales. He offered it to Queen Elizabeth II, and after Buckingham Palace said he could "dispose of it as he saw fit," he went to Plymouth to auction it.
December 6, 2004 |
French police ended their practice of hiding plastic explosives in air passengers' luggage to train bomb-sniffing dogs after one such bag got lost, possibly ending up on a flight out of Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport. The luggage that police used Friday for the exercise has not turned up. Three flights that arrived in Los Angeles and New York were searched, but the luggage in question was not found.