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June 26, 2011
If you are heading to Mt. Rushmore, be sure to enjoy a meal at Powder House Lodge, a log cabin-style restaurant in Keystone, S.D., four miles north of the monument. The buffalo steak, encrusted walleye with twice-baked potato, mountain-sized crème brûlée and extensive wine list are all calling me. Rooms and cabins in a forest setting are available too. Powder House Lodge, 24125 Highway 16A, Keystone; (800) 321-0692, http://www.powderhouselodge.com . Entrees from $10.99. Debra K. Renick Ventura
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SPORTS
February 15, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
King of the hill Miami Heat star LeBron James , putting himself among the four players on an NBA Mount Rushmore: "I'm going to be one of the top four to ever play this game, for sure. And if they don't want me to have one of those top four spots they better find another spot. " Feeling the love Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's email response, after being informed that new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver had credited him with attracting a younger, more invested class of owners: "I like Adam.
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SPORTS
February 13, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
After LeBron James hit a game-winning shot Wednesday to lead his Miami Heat past the Golden State Warriors, Warriors guard Mark Jackson was effusive in his praise of James, saying he will go down as one of the greatest ever. Earlier in the week, James commented that if they ever make a Mt. Rushmore for the NBA, he would be on it. James put Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson on there, and when asked if he would be there when his career is over, he told NBA TV's Steve Smith, "Yeah.
SPORTS
February 13, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
After LeBron James hit a game-winning shot Wednesday to lead his Miami Heat past the Golden State Warriors, Warriors guard Mark Jackson was effusive in his praise of James, saying he will go down as one of the greatest ever. Earlier in the week, James commented that if they ever make a Mt. Rushmore for the NBA, he would be on it. James put Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson on there, and when asked if he would be there when his career is over, he told NBA TV's Steve Smith, "Yeah.
NEWS
October 22, 1987 | Associated Press
Five members of the environmentalist group Greenpeace scaled Mt. Rushmore today as part of a campaign against acid rain, and an eyewitness said three were taken into custody. All five were arrested while trying to unfurl a large banner.
TRAVEL
June 23, 2002
Having visited the Black Hills of South Dakota, I appreciated Susan Spano's article ("In Patriotic Times, Rushmore Calls," June 2) and the importance this place played in American history. I would like to emphasize an important point about the monuments that coexist there. Though Rushmore is a fantastic memorial, we must remember it was built on land that is sacred to Indians. As we view Mt. Rushmore we need to acknowledge the arrogance of beginning a monument to the American presidents in the sacred Black Hills 50 years after Crazy Horse's death.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1997
Re the Carlsberg Project water tank: Every area needs a landmark, natural or man-made. South Dakota has its Mt. Rushmore. And, now, Moorpark has its Mt. Rusttank. BILL POLERI, Moorpark
SPORTS
June 22, 1996
I found the picture in the June 12 sports section of the Chicago Bulls' players superimposed upon the faces of distinguished former U.S. presidents on Mt. Rushmore very offensive. Some of us continue to maintain respect for our nation's past. We would ask that The Times do the same. MARVIN SELLERS Tustin Hats off to you for the Mt. Rushmore doctoring. It's quite possibly the gnarliest thing I've seen in this town in 25 years. KEN WEIGEL Van Nuys
SPORTS
November 3, 1990
It was a joy to read Bob Oates' story (Oct. 27) on Phil Simms. It does not matter what he has accomplished in 12 years; the New York and New Jersey media do not appreciate him. They tend to forget that for years Simms played behind a line as flimsy as a veil dancer's costume, and his backs and receivers had hands and legs less functional that the four men on Mt. Rushmore, plus their heads were harder. This led to Simms' being oft-injured and demeaned by all. It's a shame I had to wait 12 years and come 3,000 miles to finally see a positive note about the best Giant quarterback since Y.A. Tittle.
NEWS
March 17, 1990
Michael J. Livesey, 61, a widely admired cameraman, photographer and producer for more than three decades. From 1960 to 1975, Livesey filmed documentaries of American presidents for the United States Information Agency. He also produced profiles of Mario Lanza, Irving Berlin, Lawrence Welk, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, and Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe for the Public Broadcasting Service.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 2013 | By Liesl Bradner
This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Considered by many as a turning point in the Civil War, the bloody three-day battle marked the highest number of casualties in the four-year conflict. The Union defeat of the Confederate army continued to resonate months later when President Abraham Lincoln recited the Gettysburg Address, regarded as one of the greatest speeches in American history. Original notes and letters from the 16th president's childhood to his time in office are just a few of the documents on display at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.
NEWS
February 20, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Presidents' Day used to celebrate the birthdays of Washington and Lincoln, but now all former leaders get a hail to the chief. The Nixon Presidential Library & Museum in Yorba Linda marks the day by inviting the public to a free meet-up with America's early presidents. The Nixon Library : Admission is free today (Monday) from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; tickets usually cost $11.95 for adults and $4.75 for children 7-11. George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Teddy Roosevelt -- the Mt. Rushmore Four -- will be on hand (well, actors playing them)
TRAVEL
June 26, 2011
If you are heading to Mt. Rushmore, be sure to enjoy a meal at Powder House Lodge, a log cabin-style restaurant in Keystone, S.D., four miles north of the monument. The buffalo steak, encrusted walleye with twice-baked potato, mountain-sized crème brûlée and extensive wine list are all calling me. Rooms and cabins in a forest setting are available too. Powder House Lodge, 24125 Highway 16A, Keystone; (800) 321-0692, http://www.powderhouselodge.com . Entrees from $10.99. Debra K. Renick Ventura
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2010 | By Lawrence B. Johnson
Imagine a postmodern Aaron Copland or Charles Ives with a pop cultural twist, and you're primed for the music of Michael Daugherty. A composer of his time and birthright, Daugherty is a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native and the musical embodiment of Americana. His canvas reflects a 20th century cultural mosaic dotted by the likes of Elvis and Superman and Jackie Onassis. At age 55, Daugherty is also the exuberant master of his craft, an artist whose sophistication and compelling appeal can seem utterly at odds with the often kitschy titles of his works.
TRAVEL
June 21, 2009 | Christopher Reynolds
Here are 10 things you probably didn't know about Mt. Rushmore, one of America's favorite landmarks. 1. Charles E. Rushmore was a lawyer from New York. He was sent to South Dakota to check titles on some properties around the Black Hills in 1884 or 1885. By the National Park Service's account, Rushmore asked the name of the mountain, and nearby resident Bill Challis told him it had none -- "but from now on, we'll call it Rushmore." 2. Thomas Jefferson is a do-over.
NATIONAL
July 8, 2005 | From Associated Press
MT. RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. -- Call it a makeover of monumental proportions. A crew began a project Thursday to wash the granite faces of Mt. Rushmore to remove decades of dirt, grime and lichens that could damage the complexion of the four presidents. The workers began scaling the mountain and offered a demonstration of the pressure washing Thursday. They plan to start the full-scale cleaning today, on a job that could take five weeks.
TRAVEL
June 16, 2002
Regarding "In Patriotic Times, Rushmore Calls" (June 2): I grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota. In the early 1930s my parents drove us out from Rapid City, S.D., to see Gutzon Borglum carving the four American presidents. We spread out a picnic lunch under some pine trees and gazed upward at the growing monument. My siblings, Melvin and Viola, tried to climb the rock until a park ranger chased them away. KENNETH LARSON Los Angeles
TRAVEL
June 21, 2009 | Christopher Reynolds
Here are 10 things you probably didn't know about Mt. Rushmore, one of America's favorite landmarks. 1. Charles E. Rushmore was a lawyer from New York. He was sent to South Dakota to check titles on some properties around the Black Hills in 1884 or 1885. By the National Park Service's account, Rushmore asked the name of the mountain, and nearby resident Bill Challis told him it had none -- "but from now on, we'll call it Rushmore." 2. Thomas Jefferson is a do-over.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2004 | Sarah Richards, Special to The Times
Texas artist David Adickes will tell you himself that it's massive size, more than artistic vision, that distinguishes his statues of American presidents. Paeans to history in concrete and steel, the 18- to 20-foot-tall busts fill two outdoor museums dedicated to education and civic responsibility, but they're bringing their creator no small measure of notoriety. Not everyone, it seems, appreciates a reinterpretation of Mt. Rushmore.
OPINION
July 25, 2004 | Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editoral cartoonist of the Lexington Herald Leader.
Don't look now, Mr. Presumptive Democratic Nominee, but your ox is getting Gored. In the run-up to the 2000 election, cartoonists, in lock step with late-night comics, cranked out dozens of panels bemoaning the Democratic nominee's woodenness. Looking back, you might wonder whether our ink would have been better spilled drawing comparisons between boring policy differences, but why wade through all that when there's a cheap and easy laugh lode to mine?
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