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March 7, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
A Japanese jeweler is selling a solid gold replica of soccer star Lionel Messi's left foot -- the one that has made the Argentine star the best player on the planet. But it will cost you: The asking price for the 55-pound statue is $5.25 million. The detailed golden foot -- the statue is complete with blood vessels and swirls of skin on the bottom of the toes -- was created by Tokyo-based jeweler Ginza Tanaka to celebrate Messi's unprecedented Ballon d'Or award in January. Messi is the only player in history to win the FIFA player of the year trophy four times -- and his wins came in consecutive years.
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March 7, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
A Japanese jeweler is selling a solid gold replica of soccer star Lionel Messi's left foot -- the one that has made the Argentine star the best player on the planet. But it will cost you: The asking price for the 55-pound statue is $5.25 million. The detailed golden foot -- the statue is complete with blood vessels and swirls of skin on the bottom of the toes -- was created by Tokyo-based jeweler Ginza Tanaka to celebrate Messi's unprecedented Ballon d'Or award in January. Messi is the only player in history to win the FIFA player of the year trophy four times -- and his wins came in consecutive years.
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HOME & GARDEN
February 7, 1998 | CYNDI Y. NIGHTENGALE
Go for the gold this Valentine's Day, with collectible pieces for him or her. For her, consider the rose pin (about $30) made from a real California flower. The rose, dipped in 24K pure gold, is about 3 inches long and comes with a certificate of authenticity in a red and white box. No two pins will be exactly alike. As a matter of course, the golf ball and tee are ideal for golf lovers. Made from an actual golf ball and tee, both are dipped in gold.
BUSINESS
January 5, 2013 | By Shan Li
India has long had a love affair with gold. But one businessman there is so infatuated with the precious metal, he dropped about $230,000 on solid gold shirt. More than two dozen goldsmiths toiled for 15 days for lender Datta Phuge, who custom ordered the seven-pound top to wear for New Year's festivities, according to the Pune Mirror . The shirt is crafted from 14,000 22-karat gold rings linked together and comes with six Swarovski crystal buttons and a belt also made of gold.
BUSINESS
January 5, 2013 | By Shan Li
India has long had a love affair with gold. But one businessman there is so infatuated with the precious metal, he dropped about $230,000 on solid gold shirt. More than two dozen goldsmiths toiled for 15 days for lender Datta Phuge, who custom ordered the seven-pound top to wear for New Year's festivities, according to the Pune Mirror . The shirt is crafted from 14,000 22-karat gold rings linked together and comes with six Swarovski crystal buttons and a belt also made of gold.
NEWS
June 3, 1998
Eighteen years can be a lifetime for some . . . products. Here's what was high-tech when most of the Class of '98 was sleeping 18 hours a day and what replaces them today: * Rotary phone: cell phone, pager * Pac Man: Total Annihilation * Chain letters: e-mail * Party lines: chat rooms * Polaroids: digital cameras * Answer devices: voicemail * Bank tellers: ATMs * Drive-in movies: movie multiplexes * Cable TV: satellite dishes * Vinyl albums: CDs, laserdiscs * Solid Gold: MTV
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 1986 | PAUL GREIN
Dionne Warwick has announced that she will not return to host the seventh season of Paramount's syndicated contemporary music show "Solid Gold." In a statement released Tuesday, Warwick's manager, Joseph Grant, said that the 44-year-old singer was breaking off negotiations with Paramount after two months of being unable to come to terms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2009
Tonight's Super Lotto Plus Jackpot: $44 million Sales close at 7:45 p.m. For Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 Mega Millions Mega number is bold 10-20-30-44-49--Mega 24 Jackpot: $140 million Fantasy Five: 1-14-23-24-29 Daily Four: 0-3-8-6 Daily Three (midday): 4-8-2 Daily Three (evening): 9-3-4 Daily Derby: (10) Solid Gold (8) Gorgeous George (11) Money Bags Race time: 1:44.
NEWS
December 6, 1987 | DAVID NAGY, Reuters
On a back street of the bazaar, in a gray marble fortress of a building amid shabby merchant stalls, all that glitters is solid gold. Or almost. Eighteen karat--three-quarters pure--is the minimum quality offered at Bahrain's gold souk , where courtyard shop windows blaze with baubles of every description and the prices are far below those of Europe and America.
SPORTS
July 29, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
LONDON -- So what's a lifetime of blood, sweat and tears worth? At the London Olympics, the market value is about $708. That's the going rate for the gold contained in the gold medals that will be handed out over the next two weeks, according to the World Gold Council. While that may not sound like much, the high price of gold makes this year's top prize more valuable than any handed out in the history of the modern Olympics. And while the athletes will certainly disagree, judging strictly from the precious metals that make up the precious medals, there's not much difference between first and second since the London golds are actually 92.5% silver, 6.16% copper and just 1.34% gold.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2011 | Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Bob Banner, an Emmy Award-winning television producer and director whose credits included "The Garry Moore Show," "Candid Camera" and "Solid Gold" and who gave a career boost to a young Carol Burnett years before becoming executive producer of her popular comedy variety show, has died. He was 89. Banner died Wednesday of end-stage Parkinson's disease at his home at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement community in Woodland Hills, said family spokeswoman Lauren Cottrell. A television pioneer, Banner launched his career in Chicago in 1948 as a production assistant on the children's puppet show "Kukla, Fran & Ollie.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2010 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Alfred Masini, a pioneer of first-run syndication who created such hit television shows as "Entertainment Tonight" and "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," has died. He was 80. Masini died Monday in Honolulu from complications of melanoma, said Kristin Jackson, his publicist. "He was one of the creative forces in the development of non-network programming and a key force in helping to move the industry away from a three-network environment," Rich Frank, a former president of Disney Studios, said in a statement that called Masini "an early mentor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2009
Tonight's Super Lotto Plus Jackpot: $44 million Sales close at 7:45 p.m. For Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 Mega Millions Mega number is bold 10-20-30-44-49--Mega 24 Jackpot: $140 million Fantasy Five: 1-14-23-24-29 Daily Four: 0-3-8-6 Daily Three (midday): 4-8-2 Daily Three (evening): 9-3-4 Daily Derby: (10) Solid Gold (8) Gorgeous George (11) Money Bags Race time: 1:44.
SCIENCE
August 23, 2005 | Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer
More than 15,000 small pieces of finely crafted gold have been discovered in a group of 4,500-year-old graves from central Bulgaria, a trove of beads, earrings and other small artifacts that were buried with a chieftain or king sometime before the 23rd century BC. The find in the small village of Dabene, about 75 miles east of the Bulgarian capital of Sofia, dates from about the same period as the ancient city of Troy.
NATIONAL
April 20, 2005 | From Associated Press
The U.S. Mint is putting special luster into a new gold coin, hoping to win a bigger share of international investment sales. It will be the first 24-karat gold bullion coin in U.S. history. The Mint announced Tuesday that it wants to begin selling the new coin by early next year with the goal of making it the best-selling such coin in the world. It would sell at prices far above face value, keyed to the world price of gold.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1985 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, Times Staff Writer
Hundreds of members of Los Angeles' Thai community converged Sunday afternoon on Pasadena to view a glistening display of royal art objects from Thailand and to catch a glimpse of Queen Sirikit, who is completing a three-city tour of the United States with her art collection.
WORLD
August 28, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Cambodian workmen have unearthed 27 solid-gold Buddha statuettes, buried for hundreds of years beneath the foundations of a ruined pagoda hidden deep in the jungle, officials said. The statues, about 4 inches high and each weighing about 1 pound, came to light over the weekend when builders started restoration work on the 200-year-old pagoda destroyed by the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s. Four statues made of silver and bronze were also found.
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