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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun Staff | August 15, 2004
ATHENS -- The Parthenon is imposing by day and stunning bathed in a sunset's light or illuminated at night by spotlights on a hill above this ancient city's downtown. But you can't escape the fact that this old house (circa 432 B.C.) is showing its age. Bombs falling on the roof will do that to any Doric temple, especially when it's filled with an army's gunpowder stockpile (See Dumbest Ideas of 1687, Turkish-Venetian conflict). Luckily for those who'd like to see it in its prime, there's another Parthenon.
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October 5, 2008
The race for the White House is heading south to Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday for the second presidential debate. It's definitely a country-music town, but its ties to Elvis Presley give it a little rockin' kick, too. Here are five things to do in and around Nashville: 1 Feel the fame : The Country Music Hall of Fame's a stage for all things country music. A mix of permanent and evolving exhibits features several hundred stage costumes and instruments, photographs and more.
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October 5, 2008
The race for the White House is heading south to Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday for the second presidential debate. It's definitely a country-music town, but its ties to Elvis Presley give it a little rockin' kick, too. Here are five things to do in and around Nashville: 1 Feel the fame : The Country Music Hall of Fame's a stage for all things country music. A mix of permanent and evolving exhibits features several hundred stage costumes and instruments, photographs and more.
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | September 9, 2007
They're knock-offs. But knock-offs of priceless works of art, and the fickle world of fine art can't seem to decide where they belong. Main hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Or leaky warehouse in Queens? Hundreds of plaster replicas of Greek statues and Renaissance sculptures - made in the 1800s so American art students could see the great works without schlepping to Europe - have lived in climate-controlled glory and U-Haul hell as they've fallen in and out of fashion. Six of the pieces moved yet again, this time to a Baltimore art studio, where they're getting the type of TLC lavished on the Sistine Chapel.
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By Russell Working and Russell Working,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 18, 2002
ATHENS, Greece - In 1801, Thomas Bruce, the seventh Earl of Elgin and British ambassador to Constantinople, hit upon what he considered a splendid idea. The ancient Greek temple of the Parthenon - among the most famous buildings in the world - was decorated with a series of 17 marble figures and a 525-foot-long frieze depicting the ancient Greek gods and heroes. They didn't seem to be doing anybody any good at the 2,500-year-old edifice atop the Acropolis. So why not hammer them off and transport them to a place where they would be better appreciated - that is, England's green and pleasant land?
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By Tom Uhlenbrock | April 3, 2005
There's more to Nashville than country music, although it's hard to ignore the city's most famous industry. I walked into the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, seeking a little culture, and came face to face with the late Gram Parson's cream-colored suit decorated with embroidered marijuana leaves. He wore it on the album cover of The Gilded Palace of Sin when he played with the Flying Burrito Brothers back in 1969. The Frist Center, in a renovated art deco structure built as a post office in 1934, has no permanent art collection but rotates exhibitions.
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | September 9, 2007
They're knock-offs. But knock-offs of priceless works of art, and the fickle world of fine art can't seem to decide where they belong. Main hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Or leaky warehouse in Queens? Hundreds of plaster replicas of Greek statues and Renaissance sculptures - made in the 1800s so American art students could see the great works without schlepping to Europe - have lived in climate-controlled glory and U-Haul hell as they've fallen in and out of fashion. Six of the pieces moved yet again, this time to a Baltimore art studio, where they're getting the type of TLC lavished on the Sistine Chapel.
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By Richard O'Mara and Richard O'Mara,London Bureau | April 28, 1992
LONDON -- The outcome of the recent British election was not good for the Greeks.The Labor Party had promised to return the famous Parthenon sculptures to Athens had it won. It didn't, so the Elgin marbles, as they are also known, remain in a vast gallery in the British Museum -- kind of a temple within a temple.These are the friezes, half-reliefs and whole statues that once adorned the temple of Athena on the Acropolis, carvings of men and women, heroes, centaurs, horses, gods and sprites; they are antiquity's notions of the world expressed in stone.
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By Gwinn Owens and Gwinn Owens,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 30, 2000
ATHENS, Greece - They convened in Greece last week from more than a dozen countries to search for a way to "right a historic wrong" or, in a contrary view, "to open a Pandora's box of cultural nationalism." The occasion was the first international conference on "The Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles." The participants represented more than a dozen countries - all those of Western Europe, the United States, Australia, Canada, Israel, India, Japan and, of course, Greece. The bare facts of the issue are these: In 1801, Thomas Bruce, seventh earl of Elgin, became ambassador to the Ottoman Empire (which then controlled Greece)
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By KEVIN COWHERD | January 7, 2009
Today we compare various tourist attractions in Nashville with those in Baltimore. Please. It's not even close. NASHVILLE Grand Ole Opry Over-hyped country music mecca responsible for steady rise in hearing damage throughout region. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Ho-hum repository of guitars, rhinestone outfits, cowboys boots, etc., plus usual photos of Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, blah, blah, blah. Nashville Zoo Bleak 200 acres populated with freezing, desperate-looking animals.
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By Tom Uhlenbrock | April 3, 2005
There's more to Nashville than country music, although it's hard to ignore the city's most famous industry. I walked into the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, seeking a little culture, and came face to face with the late Gram Parson's cream-colored suit decorated with embroidered marijuana leaves. He wore it on the album cover of The Gilded Palace of Sin when he played with the Flying Burrito Brothers back in 1969. The Frist Center, in a renovated art deco structure built as a post office in 1934, has no permanent art collection but rotates exhibitions.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun Staff | August 15, 2004
ATHENS -- The Parthenon is imposing by day and stunning bathed in a sunset's light or illuminated at night by spotlights on a hill above this ancient city's downtown. But you can't escape the fact that this old house (circa 432 B.C.) is showing its age. Bombs falling on the roof will do that to any Doric temple, especially when it's filled with an army's gunpowder stockpile (See Dumbest Ideas of 1687, Turkish-Venetian conflict). Luckily for those who'd like to see it in its prime, there's another Parthenon.
NEWS
By Russell Working and Russell Working,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 18, 2002
ATHENS, Greece - In 1801, Thomas Bruce, the seventh Earl of Elgin and British ambassador to Constantinople, hit upon what he considered a splendid idea. The ancient Greek temple of the Parthenon - among the most famous buildings in the world - was decorated with a series of 17 marble figures and a 525-foot-long frieze depicting the ancient Greek gods and heroes. They didn't seem to be doing anybody any good at the 2,500-year-old edifice atop the Acropolis. So why not hammer them off and transport them to a place where they would be better appreciated - that is, England's green and pleasant land?
NEWS
By Gwinn Owens and Gwinn Owens,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 30, 2000
ATHENS, Greece - They convened in Greece last week from more than a dozen countries to search for a way to "right a historic wrong" or, in a contrary view, "to open a Pandora's box of cultural nationalism." The occasion was the first international conference on "The Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles." The participants represented more than a dozen countries - all those of Western Europe, the United States, Australia, Canada, Israel, India, Japan and, of course, Greece. The bare facts of the issue are these: In 1801, Thomas Bruce, seventh earl of Elgin, became ambassador to the Ottoman Empire (which then controlled Greece)
NEWS
By Richard O'Mara and Richard O'Mara,London Bureau | April 28, 1992
LONDON -- The outcome of the recent British election was not good for the Greeks.The Labor Party had promised to return the famous Parthenon sculptures to Athens had it won. It didn't, so the Elgin marbles, as they are also known, remain in a vast gallery in the British Museum -- kind of a temple within a temple.These are the friezes, half-reliefs and whole statues that once adorned the temple of Athena on the Acropolis, carvings of men and women, heroes, centaurs, horses, gods and sprites; they are antiquity's notions of the world expressed in stone.
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By Arnold Rosenfeld | December 12, 1999
THE Greeks want to pick up their marbles and go home. These marbles are the famed Elgin ones on display in London since the 7th Earl of Elgin picked them up at bargain Acropolis prices a couple of hundred years ago. The deal amounted, more or less, to theft.Lord Elgin, British ambassador in those parts, was an admirer of Greek antiquities. He visited the Parthenon, liked what he saw and decided to take the best of it home. He offered the Turkish governor a pittance and a tidy sum on the side for his trouble.
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February 27, 1997
An Edgewater man was arrested yesterday on charges that he ran over his wife with a van in front of their house in the Woodland Beach neighborhood.Demrick Paul Mayes, 35, of the 1600 block of Bay Ridge Road was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, failure to report an accident, giving false information to police and negligent driving.His wife, Karen M. Pioipauskis of the same address, was listed in serious condition yesterday at Prince George's Trauma Center in Cheverly.
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