(Video) Occupy Wall Street Protester Scales 70-foot Statue

A 21-year-old man from Canada decided to join the Occupy Wall Street protests in a big way, by climbing a 70-foot tall statue and refusing to come down for hours! Dylan Spoelstra climbed the statue in New York City’s Zuccotti Park at around 6 a.m. and said he would not eat, drink, sleep, or come down until Mayor Bloomberg resigned. After three hours and tons of pleads from the NYPD, Spoelstra agreed get down from the statue and was placed in handcuffs and later taken to Bellevue Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. Watch part of a news clip from his rescue after the jump. @Julie1205

Obama To Speak At MLK Memorial Event

The White House says President Barack Obama will speak Oct. 16 at the rescheduled dedication of a memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. on the National Mall. Hit the jump to read the rest of the story. @WiL

(Pics & Video) NBA: Shaq 900-Pound Bronze Statue Unveiled at LSU‎

Posted by Sabrina B. @gametimegirl Retired NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal was rumored to weigh up to 400 pounds during his 19-year professional career, but he was dwarfed Thursday when he unveiled a 900-pound monster bronze statue of himself at alma mater Louisiana State University.

Maya Angelou criticizes passage on King memorial

Wow, this is pretty interesting– poet Maya Angelou is not pleased with the inscription on the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in DC because “each word he spoke was chosen very carefully” and in the case of the statement on the sculpture, there was an edit that misrepresents what MLK actually meant by it. Angelou called into CNN this morning to explain more… check it out after the jump! @ItsLukieBaby

(Photos) Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Statue Revealed in D.C.

More than 40 years after his assassination and nearly 50 years since he marched on Washington and gave his “I Have A Dream” speech, Dr. Martin Luther King has been honored with a memorial statue in the nation’s capital. The statue, made of stone, was unveiled yesterday. Sitting on 4 acres on the Tidal Basin on the National Mall, the dedication of the statue is set to take place on August 28th and could draw crowds of up to 400,000 people. The monument is the first African-American as well as the first person who did not serve as president to be memorialized.

Marisa Mendez

MLB: Rangers to Honor Fan Who Died in Stadium Fall With Statue

Posted by Sabrina B. @gametimegirl The Texas Rangers will honor firefighter Shannon Stone, who was killed at the park earlier this year, with a bronze statue that should be in place for the 2012 season. The statue, which will also feature Stone’s six-year old son Cooper, is tentatively titled Rangers Fans and will likely be on display by the home-plate entrance at Rangers Ballpark.

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