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Evergreen Cemetery is awash in history, and drowning in blight
Laura Mayan attached a crinkle hose to a nearby faucet and dragged it over to the dirt-covered plot at Evergreen Cemetery where her grandmother was buried three years ago. As her mother watched and her daughter frolicked the grounds in a pink Sunday dress, Mayan sprayed water on the sparse... Published: 11/28/2014

Spooktacular cemeteries
Cemetery. Burial ground. Memorial park. Whatever you call it - and Edgar Allan Poe had at least 100 phrases for it - they are home to the dead. I find cemeteries irresistible, and not because they're creepy. You can learn a lot about a place, a time, a culture, from its cemeteries. Published: 11/25/2014

Audit Finds Issues with Cemetery Operations
Missing receipts and selling the same cemetery plot to two different people are just a couple of the issues auditors found while examining the operation of Austin's city-owned cemeteries. City reporter Jeff Stensland looks at what's being done to fix the problems. Published: 11/27/2014

Magicians stage effort to restore Houdini's grave
NEW YORK (AP) — Nestled next to the late Lewins, Blums and Levys in a spooky old cemetery in New York City lies the final resting place of America's most legendary magician, interred under a granite monument that bears his stage name in bold letters: Houdini. Published: 11/28/2014

Court nips ex-mayor’s attempt to block cemetery project
REGIONAL Trial Court Judge Alexander Acosta yesterday struck down former Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmeña’s attempt to temporarily stop City Hall from closing the Doña Pepang Cemetery. Judge Acosta found no “compelling reason” to issue a 20-day temporary restraining order, which would have stopped Mayor Michael Rama from ordering the demolition and conversion of the cemetery into a public park. Published: 11/28/2014

Houdini grave restoration in magicians' sightlines
NEW YORK (AP) — Nestled next to the late Lewins, Blums and Levys in a spooky old cemetery in New York City lies the final resting place of America's most legendary magician, interred under a granite monument that bears his stage name in bold letters: Houdini. It is an impressive ... Published: 11/28/2014

Magicians stage new effort to restore and maintain Harry Houdini's vandalized NYC gravesite
Nestled next to the late Lewins, Blums and Levys in a spooky old cemetery in New York City lies the final resting place of America's most legendary magician, interred under a granite monument that bears his stage name in bold letters: Houdini. Published: 11/28/2014

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