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December 5, 1993 | Associated Press
Oliver Covell can rest in peace again. Covell, a farmer and War of 1812 veteran who died at age 67 in 1852, was reburied Saturday with full military honors in a flag-draped casket, seven months after his remains were dug up by four curious teen-agers. The four were arrested after one of them took the skull to school and placed it on a desk. A judge sentenced them to research Covell's life and pay for the reburial as part of their probation.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
The California couple who stumbled on what may be the most valuable cache of gold coins ever found in North America were so taken aback that reburied them in an old ice chest until they could figure out their next step. That was the story relayed by John and Mary in an interview transcript posted by the  numismatic firm Kagin's Inc., which is representing the couple and keeping their identities confidential. The pair had walked the path on their Gold Country property for years before they spotted the edge of a rusty can peeking out of the moss last February, they told Kagin's.
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June 16, 1989 | From Associated Press
Hundreds of thousands of people attended a reburial ceremony today for Imre Nagy, the leader of the 1956 anti-Soviet revolt who was executed and buried in an unmarked grave. The ceremony for Nagy and four colleagues in Heroes' Square amounted to a catharsis for Hungary and mirrored remarkably swift political changes. For example, the ruling Communist Party, which is following the Soviet Union's lead in adopting political reforms, began talks this week with opposition leaders on holding multiparty elections.
SCIENCE
February 12, 2014 | By Monte Morin
The skeletal remains of an infant who lived in what is now Montana about 12,600 years ago will be reburied in a formal ceremony now that scientists have sequenced its genome, researchers say. The fragments of the young boy's skeleton are the sole human remains directly associated with the short-lived Clovis culture, according to scientists. The relics were accidentally discovered by a construction worker in 1968, at the so-called Anzick burial site in western Montana. PHOTOS: Artifacts from the Clovis culture The fragments, as well as 125 stone and antler tools, were covered in red ochre, a powdered mineral that was probably used during a burial ceremony, scientists believe.
NEWS
January 18, 2008
Kurdish reburial: An article in Tuesday's Section A about Kurdish demands for a vote on the fate of an Iraqi city said that Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani spoke Monday at a reburial ceremony for victims of Saddam Hussein's Anfal campaign. Although the coffins of the dead were present at the event, the reburial did not occur until Thursday.
NEWS
May 31, 1989
Hungary's Communist Party has concluded that the execution of Premier Imre Nagy after the 1956 uprising was a "criminal act" and expressed hope that his reburial will be a cause for national reconciliation. The decision by the party's 118-member Central Committee overturned more than three decades of official party dogma. Party spokesman Laszlo Major told a news conference in Budapest that Nagy was given a "fabricated political trial" and said his "execution was certainly judicially illegal."
OPINION
August 15, 2005
The Aug. 11 article about the reburial of deceased Israelis from the cemetery in Gush Katif in Gaza is truly heartbreaking. One can only imagine the pain and suffering caused to the families who are going through this. Added to this tragedy is the fact that no world government has raised criticism of the Palestinian Authority for its violation of the most basic human right -- to show respect to the dead and to assure the safety of those who would want to visit the burial grounds. Israel is expected to protect Israeli Arabs, provide roads and infrastructure for Palestinians, trade supposed peace for land and help their economy grow; in return for which Israel receives nothing.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Nathaniel Hawthorne will soon be reunited with his wife -- more than 130 years after they were buried an ocean apart. The remains of Sophia Peabody Hawthorne and their daughter, Una, will be brought from England and reinterred June 26 in the Hawthorne family plot at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, Mass., where "The Scarlet Letter" author was buried in 1864, the Boston Globe reported Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2000 | JOSH KARP
Ancient Chumash Indian remains that were found at the Hill Canyon Wastewater Treatment Plant have been reburied, Thousand Oaks city officials said Monday. A city archeologist discovered shell fragments, an arrowhead and two bone fragments while digging 300 feet away from the south fork of the Arroyo Conejo Creek on Feb. 11, said Dean Morales, project manager of the expansion. Gil Unzueta, 42, a Chumash Indian and Thousand Oaks resident, performed reburial ceremonies two weeks ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1989 | IGOR GREENWALD, Times Staff Writer
Kumeyaay Indians want all Indian remains taken from the Mission San Diego de Alcala site reburied there immediately and plans for a meeting hall on the lot scrapped, their representatives told an attorney for the mission Tuesday. The Kumeyaay presented a list of non-negotiable demands to mission attorney Jeff Brinton in talks held at the California Indian Legal Services (CILS) office, said Kumeyaay spokeswoman Fern Southcott.
NATIONAL
January 21, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Urooj Khan, the Chicago lottery winner who likely died of cyanide poisoning,  has been buried for a second time, but it could be a long time before the mystery around his death is put to rest. Khan, 46, was reburied Monday afternoon following his exhumation Friday morning. He died in July, weeks after winning $1 million in the Illinois lottery. Officials reclassified his death as a homicide after a blood sample showed cyanide. Cook County Chief Medical Examiner Stephen J. Cina's office conducted an autopsy on Khan on Friday to take hair, fingernail and organ samples from his remains.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 2012 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
State coastal regulators Wednesday criticized and fined a property owner for unearthing artifacts at a 9,000-year-old Native American village site near the Bolsa Chica wetlands in Huntington Beach. In a settlement with the California Coastal Commission, the Goodell Family Trust agreed to pay a $430,000 penalty, rebury artifacts and restore areas disturbed when archaeologists dug a series of pits on the family-owned land on the Bolsa Chica Mesa in 2010. The work was conducted without the state's authorization and without a Native American monitor present, a requirement under state law. State officials said the excavation damaged prehistoric shells, animal bones, scorched rocks and other cultural artifacts that might help determine the boundaries of the 9,000-year-old village and burial site on the mesa, above one of the state's most treasured coastal wetlands.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2010 | By Ching-Ching Ni
Lillian Chung Wong, 98, remembers visiting the potter's field outside Evergreen Cemetery in Boyle Heights when she was a child to pay her respects to her grandfather, a railroad worker. "We used to come every year to bring flowers to his grave," said Chung Wong, who is now a great-grandmother. Then one day her family showed up for a visit and found nothing, not even the grave markers. "There was no grass . . . just cement," Chung Wong said. "So we stopped coming." On Monday morning, Chung Wong and her 84-year-old "baby sister" Marie Chung Louise stood once again on the spot where they believe their ancestor is buried and witnessed something they had not been sure they would live to see. They had come for the unveiling of a memorial wall to commemorate the Chinese laborers who toiled on the Western frontier and died in segregated and forgotten graves.
WORLD
August 30, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Victims of the worst military massacre during Peru's war with Maoist rebels were laid to rest, a quarter-century after the slaughter in Putis, a remote Andean village. The burials culminated a two-day funeral procession through the southeastern state of Ayacucho, the epicenter of Peru's bloody fight with Shining Path guerrillas from 1980 to 2000. Dozens of families in traditional dress and carrying flowers walked 30 miles with 92 white coffins, many containing only partial remains.
NATIONAL
July 29, 2009
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2008 | Tami Abdollah and Jason Song, Abdollah and Song are Times staff writers
More than 15 years of acrimony came to an end Saturday when about 1,000 Native American remains that had been exhumed during construction were laid to rest and covered with white seashells during a sacred burial ceremony near the Westchester bluffs.
WORLD
April 8, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Rwandans reburied the bodies of more than 20,000 victims of the 1994 genocide who had been dumped in mass graves, as the country marked the 11th anniversary of the massacre's beginning with a week of mourning. The reburials were a gesture meant to restore dignity to the victims of the genocide, in which more than 800,000 people died. The genocide started after a plane carrying the nation's president mysteriously crashed while landing April 6, 1994.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1992
Workers at Wilmington Cemetery completed the grim task this week of reburying the last of 190 caskets that were improperly laid to rest or buried without markers during the last three years, cemetery board Chairman Dade Albright said Tuesday. "That part is done and now it's a matter of going over the paperwork," Albright said, referring to records at the 135-year-old cemetery in East Wilmington.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2008 | Francisco Vara-Orta, Times Staff Writer
It was a five-year tug-of-war that sparked a legal, political and cultural showdown between some of the oldest and newest residents of the Los Angeles region. On one side: descendants of the Gabrielino-Tongva tribe, natives of the Ballona Wetlands thousands of years ago, outraged that a burial site of almost 400 human remains was being exhumed to clear the path for a waterway in a multibillion-dollar project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2008 | David Pierson, Times Staff Writer
The hundreds of brittle bones were buried in a forgotten cemetery with intricate ceramics, jade jewelry and opium pipes. They were the last earthly possessions of what could be dozens of Chinese workers too poor to have been buried back in China and too little-known to merit headstones. Some more than a century old, they offer an irresistible window into a dark chapter in Los Angeles' history.
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