[meteorite-list] NPA 07-20-1977 State of California Sued for Old Woman Meteorite
From: MARK BOSTICK <thebigcollector_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue Oct 26 12:39:06 2004
Paper: Valley News
City: Van Nuys, California
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 1977
Please don't move that old meteorite
The state of California Tuesday sued to block the acquisition of the
"Old Woman meteorite" by the Smithsonian Institute, in Los Angeles Superior
Claiming the three-ton meteorite, discovered last year in California's
Old Woman Mountains, is a natural resource under state law, Atty. Gen.
Evelle Younger's office asked the court for injunctions barring its removal
from the state.
Deputy Atty. Gen. Daniel Selmi is expected to seek a temporary
restraining order today against Giles W. Meade, director of the Los Angeles
County Museum of Natural History.
The meteorite has been on display at the museum for several weeks since
a military helicopter plucked it out of the ground 170 miles east of Los
It is scheduled for removal from the museum and transported to
Washington, D.C. on Thursday.
Received on Tue 26 Oct 2004 12:38:13 PM PDT