January 4, 1987 |
Many of my holiday gifts came from two high and hidden shelves where I stash trinkets from travels. Because of their far-flung origins, they are usually a surprise to the recipient; when I pull down the sacks in December, they are often a surprise to me. This season I found chunky Greek bead necklaces in vivid blues and greens and ambers. I bought them on a last-day-at-sea sale in the Royal Princess boutique as we sailed into Acapulco after transiting the Panama Canal.
June 3, 1999 |
An explosive device sent through the mail by a journalist covering the Kosovo crisis to his newspaper office exploded Wednesday, slightly injuring one person, police said. Police said the device, thought to be a grenade, had been sent to someone at the Ta Nea office as a souvenir of the conflict, but exploded when it was touched. The explosion caused only slight damage to the offices.
January 24, 1987 |
Leftover souvenirs from the 1986 celebration of Texas' 150th birthday, including caps, mugs, pins, potholders and belt buckles, went on sale at bargain prices Friday. Sesquicentennial memorabilia, trinkets and collectibles in the inventory of several vendors around Texas were pooled for the three-day liquidation sale at an Austin hotel, officials said. The asking price for merchandise ranged from as little as 1 cent to as much as $8,000--the price of a limited-edition Winchester rifle.
February 27, 2004 |
Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" not only has people debating the last hours of Jesus' life but also running out to buy such souvenirs as crucifixes, lapel pins and cards tied to the film's promotion. A particularly popular item is a pendant fashioned from a single nail made of pewter and attached to a leather strap, say officials of Bob Siemon Designs, licensed by Gibson's Icon Productions to produce jewelry tied to the film.
December 19, 2010 |
The snow globe museum in Vienna reveals the history of one of the world's most beloved souvenirs. A childhood toy, a delightful gift, a keepsake. Snow globes seem almost timeless. But a visit to an obscure museum in Vienna reveals the origins of one of the world's most beloved souvenirs. The Snow Globe Museum is a little treasure off the beaten path — hovering on the edge of the city, but easy to reach with public transportation. To the visitor, only a small sign on the door gives indication of what lies inside.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2003 |
Three human skulls found in the trash at a Duarte mobile home park may have been put there by a woman who said they were souvenirs of her late husband, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The skulls caused a stir Friday when a 12-year-old girl brought them to her Covina school, saying that her grandmother had found them, and asked if they were real, authorities said. Sheriff's Lt.