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Bronze statues for Utah Law Enforcement Memorial at Utah State Capitol. Filmed by White Rabbit Productions. Narrated by Shelley Osterloh


December 19, 2008

Roadside America

Bosco the Dog Mayor

Bosco Ramos has been dead since 1994, but Sunol, California still misses their dog mayor. Bosco was elected to that honorary title of the small, unincorporated town in 1981.

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December 11, 2008

KSL Television (NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City)

Utah Artist Creating Sculptures of Prominent Politicians

A Utah artist finds herself in the unique position of creating both a likeness of our president-elect and that of a controversial mayor in California of the canine persuasion.

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September 6th 2008

KSL Television (NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City)

Memorial for Fallen Officers Unveiled

A memorial two years in the making was unveiled today to honor Utah law enforcement officers who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.

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Lena Toritch Speech at Utah Law Enforcement Statues Dedication (Fallen officers remembered). Sep 7, 2008 Salt Lake City UT, recorded by Igor Trubin.


January 26, 2005

KSL Television (NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City)

Statue Memorializes Family of Olympians

Park City has a new monument to the 2002 Olympics -- a bronze statue commemorating one of the most memorable athletic accomplishments of the games.

For many, one of the most poignant memories of the 2002 Olympics, was Jimmy Shea Jr.'s remarkable gold medal victory that came just weeks after his grandfather was killed by a drunk driver. Jack Shea was a double Olympic Gold medalist in Speedskating who dreamed of seeing his grandson compete in the games. For the Shea's it was a family tradition --- Jimmy's Dad, Jim Sr. Was also an Olympian. Now their story is memorialized in a statue of the threesome commissioned by Zions Bank for its new Park City Branch.

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Feb 17, 2005

Deseret News

Even when the winter winds chill him to the core, Edmond Mikhail rises from his bed, grabs some clothes and sets out for a daily visit to his daughter's grave.

It's only after he arrives at the stone marking her death that he feels comfort in his life.

"If I could sleep there, I would," he said. "I will be grieving for life, even if I have 10 kids after her."

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March 2004

KSL Television (NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City)

Statue Brings Comfort to Grieving Parents

A couple from Illinois who lost their child to cancer have found a little bit of comfort here in Utah. Some local artists created a lasting tribute to the little girl with a message for all parents.

Ten-year old Erica passed away last May after a bout with cancer. Her parents commissioned a couple of Utah artists, Richard Young and Lena Toritch to do the work. They communicated strictly by phone and email. This past weekend, Erica's parents flew in from Illinois to meet the artists, and to see the statue for the first time.

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January 20, 2000

Deseret News

Rockwell: a legend in bronze 2 new statues are proof of his historic status

 

To say he's become larger than life is an understatement. Now, not one but two bronze statues of Mormonism's own "long arm of the law" are proof of his legendary status.

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Couple Get Angel of Their Own

St. Marguerite's Church - Tooele Utah

 
 

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