OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Someone drove up a ramp near the Oklahoma Capitol steps overnight and into a disputed granite monument of the Ten Commandments, smashing it to pieces in an obvious act of vandalism, authorities stated.
The cemetery alongside the James River is named for its plentiful holly trees. But while the Hollywood Cemetery isn't a graveyard for famous actors, it has its own who's who from Virginia history. The cemetery opened in 1849 and has grown to more than 135 acres (fifty five hectares) with more than 80,000 individuals buried there, together with Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler (who was William Henry Harrison's vp kansas city granite and have become president in 1841 after Harrison died), in addition to Confederate President Jefferson Davis and quite a few Virginia governors. The first battle casualty of the Civil Struggle is buried there along with more than 18,000 Accomplice troopers interred beneath a ninety-foot (28-meter) granite pyramid.
FILE - On this April 1, 1998 file picture, a statue of Mormon pioneer leader Brigham Younger stands in front of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Temple in Salt Lake City. Latter-day Saints are anxious about whats ahead. Republican Mitt Romney is about to turn into the primary Mormon nominee for U.S. president on a serious social gathering ticket, giving Mormons a chance like no different to explain their custom to the public. But the churchs many critics may have a much bigger platform, too. And the vetting will take place amid the emotion of what observers expect will be a nasty basic election. (AP Picture/Douglas C. Pizac, File)
For a true no-gaming escape, keep at the Sheraton Atlantic City Conference Heart It may not be the most glamorous resort in town, but these palaces of glitz have casinos hooked up, and you're making an attempt to steer clear of these, right? This relatively serene Starwood Lodge is several blocks faraway from the Boardwalk, has a resort-model round drive, a Bert Parks statue in the entry garden and a beautiful display of Miss America gowns (with pictures of the winners who wore them) in the foyer - a startling reminder of what Atlantic City was known for earlier than the casinos moved in. Rooms are pleasantly refreshed with up to date snow-white bedding and granite baths, and the whole ambience is blessedly calm. Rooms charges from $85 per night time.
The Salt lake Temple is shown Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, in Salt Lake Metropolis. Utahs most-visited landmark, the granite-towered Temple Sq. invokes the thriller of Mormonism. The 35-acre square is the worldwide headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and options the churchs sacred temple, one of many worlds largest genealogy libraries and spectacular gardens. The square is open daily of the 12 months from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., and free tours are available in 30 totally different languages. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)