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November 12, 1987
Massachusetts has extended its statute of limitations for child abuse cases until victims reach age 26. "This law will allow each abused child more time to come forward with his or her story and it will give prosecutors additional time to ensure that child abusers don't beat the clock," said Gov. Michael S. Dukakis in signing the extension.
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SPORTS
August 28, 2008 | T.J. SIMERS
CAMDEN, N.J. -- They have these marble statues of saints in the Vatican, and the folks who visit like to kiss their feet. Over the years most of the saints have had their feet kissed away -- no telling how many prayers having been answered. I mention this, because after spending some time with these poor blue souls, it's time the Dodgers and their fans think about kissing the feet of Jose Lima. No one has done more for the Dodgers the past 20 years, lucky as anyone can be in recording the team's only playoff win since Oct. 20, 1988, shutting out the Cardinals in 2004 and bringing 55,000 thrilled fans to their feet chanting "Lima, Lima, Lima."
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SPORTS
August 28, 2008 | T.J. SIMERS
CAMDEN, N.J. -- They have these marble statues of saints in the Vatican, and the folks who visit like to kiss their feet. Over the years most of the saints have had their feet kissed away -- no telling how many prayers having been answered. I mention this, because after spending some time with these poor blue souls, it's time the Dodgers and their fans think about kissing the feet of Jose Lima. No one has done more for the Dodgers the past 20 years, lucky as anyone can be in recording the team's only playoff win since Oct. 20, 1988, shutting out the Cardinals in 2004 and bringing 55,000 thrilled fans to their feet chanting "Lima, Lima, Lima."
SPORTS
February 12, 2004 | Randy Harvey, Times Staff Writer
The problem with an appreciation is that is can read like an obituary. It helps when the subject is alive, as Magic Johnson indeed is, and there are a lot of other people doing the appreciating, as there were Wednesday evening outside Staples Center. The occasion was the unveiling of a statue of Johnson, not quite a full-court pass from the one of the Great Gretzky. For any athlete aspiring to his own statue in Los Angeles, a snappy nickname apparently furthers the cause.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1986
It seemed like a good idea to refurbish the Statue of Liberty. Created in the exuberant optimism of the late 19th Century, Miss Liberty became everything that her French creators and American sponsors hoped for. She was the victim of a hundred cliches, and she transcended them all. Most Americans have their own stories about her that touch the heart.
SPORTS
September 2, 2000
Why is it not surprising that a sportswriter would want to dumb down the notion of what Arthur Ashe embodied by critiquing a sculpture? In describing the sculpture of Ashe at the U.S. National Tennis Center as offensive, perplexing, beautiful and ineffective, J.A. Adande [Aug. 30] never states what he thinks the mission of the artwork or the commemorative garden is in the first place. When he quotes the viewer whining about having to go into a long explanation to kids about what the sculpture "means," I couldn't help but think that artist Eric Fischl had done his job well.
NEWS
June 1, 1999
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Justice, too. A bronze statue in the lobby of the courthouse in Rancho Cucamonga has a defense attorney worried that it could tip the scales of justice against criminal defendants. The statue, "Officer Down," depicts a police officer coming to the aid of a fatally wounded colleague. On the base is a plaque listing 39 officers killed since 1903 in San Bernardino County. Dist. Atty.
NEWS
October 22, 2000 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not even a week into his term as Selma's first black mayor, James Perkins Jr. had to stand face to face with a cast-iron reminder of his town's openly racist ways. There, under one of the arching, graying oak trees that line the streets and make Selma feel as old as it is, glared Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general who died 123 years ago. No matter that the great cavalry man had been reduced to a hollow bust and block of granite.
NEWS
May 21, 1994 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's taller than the Statue of Liberty, will cost more than $23 million and is in trouble on both sides of the Atlantic. A colossal statue of Christopher Columbus by Georgian artist Zurab Tsereteli, begun five years ago as a Soviet gift of friendship to the American people, is soon to set sail from St. Petersburg to America. All 498 tons of it. But America has yet to find a home for the politically incorrect statue of its controversial "discoverer," seen by some as an enslaver of native people.
NEWS
June 1, 1999
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Justice, too. A bronze statue in the lobby of the courthouse in Rancho Cucamonga has a defense attorney worried that it could tip the scales of justice against criminal defendants. The statue, "Officer Down," depicts a police officer coming to the aid of a fatally wounded colleague. On the base is a plaque listing 39 officers killed since 1903 in San Bernardino County. Dist. Atty.
NEWS
May 21, 1994 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's taller than the Statue of Liberty, will cost more than $23 million and is in trouble on both sides of the Atlantic. A colossal statue of Christopher Columbus by Georgian artist Zurab Tsereteli, begun five years ago as a Soviet gift of friendship to the American people, is soon to set sail from St. Petersburg to America. All 498 tons of it. But America has yet to find a home for the politically incorrect statue of its controversial "discoverer," seen by some as an enslaver of native people.
NEWS
November 12, 1987
Massachusetts has extended its statute of limitations for child abuse cases until victims reach age 26. "This law will allow each abused child more time to come forward with his or her story and it will give prosecutors additional time to ensure that child abusers don't beat the clock," said Gov. Michael S. Dukakis in signing the extension.
NEWS
October 22, 1986
West Berlin officials dropped efforts to prosecute aging members of the Nazi People's Court, which sentenced more than 5,000 people to death, most of them political opponents of Adolf Hitler's regime. In 1979, prosecutors began an investigation to see whether 83 former members of the Berlin-based court could be charged with murder, the only crime not covered by the statue of limitations. The prosecutors found either a lack of evidence or that many of the 83 were unable to stand trial.
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