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  • (Drug Raid Yields Tombstones) ... Tombstone Mystery in Drug Case

    08/17/2011 7:02:54 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | Wednesday, August 17, 2011 | DARRELL SANTSCHI
    Tombstone mystery in drug case San Bernardino County Sheriff's investigators are left with a mystery following the discovery of 24 cemetery headstones in the backyard of a Loma Linda home they were searching for evidence in a drug case Tuesday. One of the headstones was tentatively traced to Montecito Memorial Park in Colton, sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said. But a spokeswoman for the cemetery's parent company said workmen found a headstone in place on the grave in question. Lisa Marshall, spokeswoman for Service Corporation International, said no markers were reported missing and that the company is cooperating with investigators. Deputies...
  • E-Tombs, For The Dead Who Were Digitally Connected

    11/22/2010 6:48:29 AM PST · by OneVike · 29 replies
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 11/22/10 | Chuck Wolk
    There are those who think that for too long the dead have been stuck in the past, and that it is time we allowed them to enter the future. So a team of designers has developed a Blue-tooth-enabled grave stone that will allow friends and relatives to really get in touch with the life that was uncle Joe, aunt Sue, brother Mike or even Ma and Pa Kettle. Those silent moments at grave sites are going to be a lot more enjoyable, as we will now be able to relive the moments that were truly memorable. Thanks to the...
  • Hi-tech tombstones in Japan let mourners link to images, videos of deceased

    05/11/2008 6:16:13 AM PDT · by Tolkien · 6 replies · 118+ views
    Mainichi Daily News ^ | 5/11/08 | Mainichi Japan
    KOFU -- A gravestone manufacturer here is helping bereaved families remember their loved ones with a touch of technology -- mobile phone QR codes on tombstones that link to photographs and video clips of the deceased. The tombstones are being sold by stone processing company Ishinokoe. Behind doors on the tombstone that can be locked is a QR code -- a square code read by mobile phones that can link to Web addresses. Grave visitors can use the code to access images and photographs of the person while they were alive.
  • Company Plans Video-Playing Tombstones

    08/17/2005 4:08:15 PM PDT · by rocksblues · 32 replies · 369+ views
    Local 6 ^ | 08/17/05 | unk
    The solar-powered Vidstone will play a video of the person's life at the touch of a button. It will not have speakers but a jack to plug in headphones at cemeteries.
  • FBI investigates allegations of false Boy Scout numbers

    12/31/2004 6:42:33 PM PST · by Coleus · 20 replies · 1,507+ views
    FBI investigates allegations of false Boy Scout numbers Thursday, December 30, 2004 The FBI is investigating the Greater Alabama Council of the Boy Scouts of America to see if membership numbers have been inflated, board members said Wednesday.Exaggerating membership numbers could lead to greater financial support, board members said.The council is said to serve 50,000 youngsters in 22 counties in central and northern Alabama. This includes 30,000 enrolled in traditional scout units and 20,000 elementary school students receiving in-class character education using resources provided by the Boy Scouts, said Randy Haines, vice chairman of the council, which is led...
  • Cub Scout crawls grave to grave, honoring the dead

    05/26/2003 9:56:42 AM PDT · by dewee · 53 replies · 670+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | 05/25/03 | By HOLLY EDWARDS
    <p>Pivoting his body with his right arm and holding a neon-green ruler in his left hand, James Milam, 10, crawled from grave to grave at Nashville National Cemetery yesterday morning, carefully placing an American flag exactly one foot from each gravestone.</p> <p>The energetic fourth-grader took the task seriously.</p>
  • Cub Scout crawls grave to grave, honoring the dead

    05/26/2003 6:57:42 AM PDT · by nuzman · 11 replies · 203+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | Sunday, 05/25/03 | HOLLY EDWARDS
    Sunday, 05/25/03 Cub Scout crawls grave to grave, honoring the dead By HOLLY EDWARDSStaff Writer10-year-old ditches wheelchair to plant flags in front of headstonesPivoting his body with his right arm and holding a neon-green ruler in his left hand, James Milam, 10, crawled from grave to grave at Nashville National Cemetery yesterday morning, carefully placing an American flag exactly one foot from each gravestone.The energetic fourth-grader took the task seriously.''I don't think that's straight at all,'' he said, holding the ruler to a flag and making a minor adjustment. ''There, that's better.''With that pronouncement, James swung back into his...
  • Jewish Tombstones Desecrated in Rome

    07/18/2002 2:26:05 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 200+ views
    Europe Daily ^ | July 18 2002 | AP
    ROME (AP) — Dozens of Jewish graves were desecrated in a nighttime rampage through a Rome cemetery in Italy's latest display of anti-Semitism, prompting condemnation Thursday from politicians and Jewish leaders. The culprits smashed parts of headstones, ripped off marble Star of David decorations and tore off parts of gravestones bearing Hebrew writing in the Jewish section of the Verano cemetery. At least one coffin was partially ripped open. In all, 34 graves were damaged. The desecration, which happened after the cemetery closed Wednesday, was discovered Thursday by a visitor. The vandalism, Deputy Premier Gianfranco Fini said, ``is an infamy...