January 14, 2009 |
The customers pour in daily at Noodle World in Alhambra, usually expecting nothing more than a heaping plate of Thai pad see-ew or a steaming bowl of Vietnamese pho. But on occasion, they react the way Martin Moreno did when entering the restaurant for the first time. "Oh my God, there's a Bob's Big Boy," the furniture seller said, staring at a statue of a boy in checkered overalls. "In an Asian restaurant?"
February 27, 2001 |
Afghanistan's Taliban rulers ordered the destruction of all statues, including a pair of 5th century Buddhas carved out of a mountainside and towering more than 100 feet. The order came from the Taliban's supreme leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar, who issued an edict declaring statues insulting to Islam. The ancient Buddhas are in Bamian, about 80 miles northwest of the capital, Kabul.
May 4, 2008 |
The United Nations was investigating reports that a controlled explosion of old ordnance has caused more damage to one of the famed Buddha statues that were blown up by the Taliban seven years ago. An official in Bamian said the blast set off by NATO-led troops near the smaller of the two statues Thursday had caused cracks in what is left of the 114-foot-high ancient structure and its side walls.
October 23, 2012 |
Some of the other notable sports statues around Southern California: STAPLES CENTER: Jerry West Magic Johnson Wayne Gretzky Chick Hearn Oscar De La Hoya ANGEL STADIUM: Gene Autry Michelle Carew USC: John McKay John Wayne Ricky Bell Tommy Trojan Traveler UCLA: Jackie Robinson SANTA ANITA: Seabiscuit John Henry Zenyatta Bill Shoemaker Laffit Pincay Jr. ...
August 17, 2008
PUT A head on that statue, no! Not if it is to become an ethical art conservation ("A Skull Session Over a Statue," by Sean Mitchell, Aug. 10). Jerry Podany of the Getty knows that. I heard professional conservators in 1960 say: "Art conservation ends when conjecture begins." Mitchell clearly spells out the conjecture -- "Is it a woman or man?" No guesses are allowed, and that was the determination of the art conservators. Good for them and Mitchell. Bud Goldstone Westchester
March 6, 2010 |
It was a morning of extreme emotional swings for the Angels, who reflected somberly on a pair of bronze statues honoring the late Nick Adenhart and Preston Gomez and, half an hour later, broke out in raucous laughter at a surprise visit from the Harlem Globetrotters. The latter was the brainchild of Manager Mike Scioscia , whose prank-filled spring-training meetings have become legendary, and center fielder Torii Hunter , who has performed in several skits with the world-famous basketball team.