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Destruction of Palomares House sculpture disturbing

 

Last updated 3/13/2008 at Noon



When I first read about the theft of the beautiful metal hawk sculpture from the Palomares House, I was upset, thinking how selfish that someone would steal such an exquisite piece of art just for his own enjoyment.

Then when I read editor Debbie Ramsey’s story in a subsequent issue that the thieves had cut up the sculpture merely to sell it as scrap metal, I was shocked by such Philistine vandalism.

Chopping up a magnificent sculpture just to sell its 110 pounds of bronze for a paltry $198 is incomprehensible.

Later I read a story in the North County Times of a man who was electrocute...



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