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  Burial Summary
Coffins are usually covered by a burial liner or a burial vault, which protects the coffin from collapsing under the weight of the earth or floating away during a flood.
Civilizations attempting genocide often employ mass burial for the people they kill in the genocide, as it is mechanically efficient, and coincides neatly with their goals of dehumanizing and destroying a segment of the population.
Space burial is still largely in the realm of science fiction as the cost of getting a body into space is prohibitively large, although several prominent figures have had their ashes launched into space after cremation.
www.bookrags.com /Burial   (4374 words)

 Vergennes Township, Michigan
Hereafter, cemetery lots or burial spaces shall be sold only to residents or taxpayers of the township for the purpose of the burial of such purchaser or his or her heirs at law or next of kin.
The opening and closing of any burial space, prior to and following a burial therein, and including the interment of ashes, shall be at a cost to be determined from time to time by resolution of the township board, payable to the funeral director utilized by the deceased or the family of the deceased.
The appropriate permit for the burial space involved, together with appropriate identification of the person to be buried therein, where necessary, shall be presented to either the cemetery sexton or the township clerk prior to interment.
www.vergennestwp.org /Ordinances/cemeteryordinance.html   (1395 words)

Burial reserves may be verified by a statement from the financial institution or funeral director holding the funds.
Burial spaces held for the client's spouse minor or adult children, stepchildren, brothers, sisters, parents, adoptive parents, and the spouses of these persons.
To be considered irrevocable, burial reserve funds must be deposited with a financial institution or a funeral director under a written agreement which provides that the funds cannot be withdrawn before the death of the beneficiary.
www.dpw.state.pa.us /oimpolicymanuals/manuals/bop/MA/340/340-06.htm   (1407 words)

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B. Burial rights may be transferred only by endorsement of an assignment of such burial permit form issued and approved by the township clerk, and entered upon the official records of the clerk.
A. The opening and closing of any burial space, prior to and following a burial therein, and including the interment of ashes, shall be at a cost to be determined from time to time by resolution of the township board, payable to the township.
C. The appropriate permit for the burial space involved, together with appropriate identification of the person to be buried therein, when necessary, shall be presented to either the cemetery sexton or the township clerk prior to interment.
www.cannontwp.org /docs/cemetery.doc   (1032 words)

 20 CFR 416.1231
For purposes of this section "burial spaces" include burial plots, gravesites, crypts, mausoleums, urns, niches and other customary and traditional repositories for the deceased's bodily remains provided such spaces are owned by the individual or are held for his or her use.
Interest earned on excluded burial funds and appreciation in the value of excluded burial arrangements which occur beginning November 1, 1982, or the date of first SSI eligibility, whichever is later, are excluded from resources if left to accumulate and become part of the separate burial fund.
This penalty for use of excluded burial funds for a purpose other than the burial arrangements of the individual (or spouse) will apply only if, as of the first moment of the month of use, the individual would have had resources in excess of the limit specified in §416.1205 without application of the exclusion.
www.ssa.gov /OP_Home/cfr20/416/416-1231.htm   (852 words)

Burial in space is a modern day extension of burial at sea and probably appeals to the same type of person.
Space burial may appeal to families of recently deceased who were known to be interested in the space program or science fiction.
Space burial companies in the future will deal directly with the public, without any connection to funeral homes.
www.hq.nasa.gov /webaccess/CommSpaceTrans/SpaceCommTransSec310/CommSpacTransSec310.html   (9514 words)

 Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries | Frequently Asked Questions
Burial in a Catholic cemetery is an affirmation of Christian faith, a statement of belief in Christ's words — I am the Resurrection and the Life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believers in me will never die.
The normal and expected situation is to bury a Catholic in a Catholic cemetery.
These placement regulations insure that cremated remains are buried or entombed in a place that provides for distinguished and adequate memorialization of the deceased.
www.cemeteries.org /faq.asp   (3752 words)

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Burial Space Items: Burial space items include, for example, caskets; headstones (including engraving), vaults, urns, burial plots and expenses for opening and closing the grave.
Burial space items are not counted when they have been paid for or are included in a funeral contract that has been paid for either through cash, a burial trust or an insurance policy and assigned to a funeral home.
Life Insurance Funded Funerals: A life insurance funded burial contract involves purchasing a life insurance policy and using the proceeds of the policy to pay a funeral home for the expenses of a funeral which you have arranged in advance.
www.dss.state.va.us /files/forms/grants/ben_05_076/forms/032-03-838.doc   (810 words)

 Sherburne County Veterans Services - Burial Benefits
If the veteran is buried without charge for the cost of a plot or interment in a State-owned cemetery, used solely for burying persons eligible for burial in a national cemetery, the $300 plot allowance may be paid to the State.
Application for burial can be made by the next of kin or their funeral director, only at the time of death of the veteran (or that of an eligible dependent) by contacting the director of the national cemetery where burial is desired.
Dependents buried in private cemeteries are not eligible for a headstone or marker.
www.co.sherburne.mn.us /veterans/federal/burial.htm   (820 words)

 Space burial - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
To date, the notion of sending an intact human corpse into outer space for burial is simply too expensive and complex to be of any current practical use.
Captain Spock, from Star Trek, was buried in a photon torpedo and fired onto the rapidly forming Genesis planet, which initiated his rebirth.
However David Bowman buries in space several other crewmembers whom the HAL 9000 killed during revival from hibernation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Space_burial   (2257 words)

 Cemeteries - Lexington National Cemetery - Burial & Memorials
However, space may be available in the same gravesite for eligible family members.
Of the original burials, 671 were non-commissioned officers and privates who died in hospitals or camps operating around Lexington during the war.
The soldier’s portion closed to burials in 1939, but it and the surrounding city cemetery remain a neatly maintained and picturesque burial ground.
www.cem.va.gov /CEM/cems/nchp/lexington.asp   (331 words)

 CNN.com - Need gift idea? Try space burials - Dec. 20, 2003
Celestis Inc, a Houston-based firm that in 1997 arranged the launch of 1960s pop icon Timothy Leary's remains, is planning an April send-off in Russia for as many as 150 ash-filled capsules as part of the cargo on a Kosmos 1 satellite.
In 1998, the NASA Lunar Prospector transported a portion of the remains of scientist and comet discoverer Dr. Eugene Shoemaker in its strut, which disintegrated upon landing.
The couple had hoped space technology would have allowed them to fly to the moon during their lifetime, but the capsule will have to do.
www.cnn.com /2003/TECH/space/12/19/offbeat.burial.orbit.reut/index.html   (670 words)

 Death, a long strange trip: Burial in Space - Dark-Truth.org (the Paranormal, Conspiracies, Occult, Ancient History, ...
Space Services of Houston, Texas, fired the first shot in 1997, when it hooked up the cremated remains of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and '60s acid-guru Timothy Leary to a modified Pegasus rocket.
For those wanting their remains to simply touch the edge of space, an Earth Return service means the module containing their cremains is integrated with a sub-orbital rocket such as SpaceLoft XL, most commonly used for experimentation purposes.
Space travel, it seems, can be as hazardous for the dead as it is for the living.
www.dark-truth.org /nov082006-4-space-burial.html   (958 words)

An infant or stillborn burial space shall consist of a land area three (3) feet wide and three and one half (3 ½) feet in length in areas set aside specifically for such burials.
Only one person may be buried in a burial space except for a mother and infant or two children buried at the same time.
The appropriate permit for the burial space involved, together with appropriate identification of the person to be buried therein, where necessary, shall be presented to either the Sexton or the Township Clerk prior to interment.
www.michigantownships.org /mta9040783.asp   (1429 words)

 Burial - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mass burial is the practice of burying multiple bodies in one massive pit, much like a landfill for human remains.
People have been unintentionally buried alive because they were pronounced dead by a coroner or other official, when they were in fact still alive.
Space burial is still largely in the realm of science fiction as the cost of getting a body into space is prohibitively large, although several prominent figures have had a sample of their ashes launched into space after cremation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Burial   (3978 words)

 Scarcity of burial space   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Spaces earlier used as parks and playgrounds have been occupied by construction companies for alternate uses.
The spaces in the existing graveyards are not adequate for the purpose.
As reported in the press, the use of the graveyards in Dhaka city has turned costly and that mainly due to inadequate space in the graveyards.
nation.ittefaq.com /artman/publish/article_30173.shtml   (498 words)

 MEH,  Section 2300,  Item 2341.5,  Burial Spaces
§358.441(b)(6) — A burial space or agreement that represents the purchase of a burial space held for the burial of the client, his spouse, or any other member of his immediate family is an excluded resource, regardless of value.
The burial space or purchase agreement must be owned by the client or by a person whose resources are deemed to the client.
The term also includes necessary and reasonable improvements or additions to these spaces, including but not limited to vaults, headstones, markers, or plaques; burial containers [for example, for caskets]; arrangements for the opening and closing of the grave site; and contracts for care and maintenance of the grave site.
www.dads.state.tx.us /handbooks/meh/2000/2341.5.htm   (620 words)

 Space Services Inc. - Launch ashes - Space burial - Space funeral - Cremation memorials
Space Services makes it possible to honor the dream and memory of your departed loved one by launching a symbolic portion of cremated remains into Earth orbit, onto the lunar surface or into deep space.
Arrangements may be made directly with Space Services, or we can work with the funeral services provider of your choice.
Memorial Spaceflights are a fitting tribute for explorers, pioneers, entrepreneurs, aerospace professionals, and all who have an interest in space exploration, science fiction, or astronomy — or who simply feel at home in the cosmos.
www.memorialspaceflights.com   (302 words)

 The final flight: Some choose burial in space - The Boston Globe
Their families paid $995 to $5,300 for the flight, being conducted by one of a handful of growing businesses hoping to give a space experience to the common folk.
Along with these services, space tourism businesses hope to send customers into suborbital space at a cost of $25,000 to $250,000 a person, far less than the $20 million businessman Gregory Olsen paid Russia last fall for a ride to the International Space Station.
Doohan's and Cooper's widows said the decision to send up their husbands' ashes was no different from those made by the families of the less famous.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2006/02/22/the_final_flight_some_choose_burial_in_space   (385 words)

 The Dream Palace Of The Space Cadets
It is frustrating to find that many Space Cadets are shockingly ignorant about space technology - and even more frustrating that the average level of ignorance seems to get worse with every passing year.
And 21st century Space Cadets don't have to plow through yellowing books in college engineering libraries like I did in the 1970s - today the basic facts are there at web sites run by people like Mark Wade and Marcus Lindroos who make extraordinary efforts to dig out obscure information.
Even adult astronauts are carried away on wheelchairs after only 6 months in space (the last American to return from the ISS actually fainted from the stress of normal gravity).
www.spacedaily.com /news/oped-05zzb.html   (1703 words)

 Howstuffworks "Ashes Being Launched for Space Burial"
Celestis Inc., the Houston-based company that pioneered space burial, will now send ashes to either the moon or deep space for $12,500.
The Encounter 2001, which measures approximately 44 inches tall by 24 inches wide (112 centimeters by 61 cm) and weighs about 353 pounds (160 kg), will be launched into orbit attached to the fourth stage of an Ariane V launcher rocket.
For their original space burial service, Celestis places cremated remains on board satellites travelling in a low orbit around the Earth.
www.howstuffworks.com /news-item163.htm   (352 words)

 The Space Show hosted by: Dr. David Livingston
The Space Show focuses on timely and important issues influencing the development of outer-space commerce and space tourism, as well as other related subjects of interest to us all.
Believing that the pathway to access to space requires developing the means to get there, he has for 30 years been studying the relevant technologies, including rocket propulsion, thermodynamics, and other areas bearing on the engineering of launcher systems.
The Space Show and its host serve only as a platform and are not responsible for other's comments or view.
www.thespaceshow.com /detail.asp?q=415   (479 words)

 Cynical-C Blog: Space Burial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Space burial is a burial procedure where a small sample of the cremated ashes of the deceased in a lipstick-sized capsule are launched into space using a rocket.
As of 2004, samples of about 150 people have been "buried" in space.
And a short list of famous people who have been "buried" in space.
www.cynical-c.com /archives/005151.html   (91 words)

 Choose or confirm a burial space - London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Sometimes, it is assumed that, as you are arranging a funeral yourself, you must have a burial in the Natural Burial Area of East Sheen cemetery; this is quite incorrect.
You may have a burial space of your choice, in any of our cemeteries, depending upon availability.
The cemetery office will be able to advise you if there is space remaining in a grave for a burial, and if a transfer is required.
www.richmond.gov.uk /home/community_and_living/birth_marriage_and_death/deaths/burial/burial_options/carrying_out_a_burial_yourself/choose_or_confirm_a_burial_space.htm   (450 words)

 Catholic Cemeteries - Burial Traditions
Until the middle of the twentieth century the only method of burial available was to be interred in the ground.
In an age when available ground is limited, burial in modern crypts provides a dignified and environmentally sound alternative to in-ground burial.
Because above ground burial eliminates the need to purchase an outer burial vault or memorial, it is often comparable in cost to traditional in ground burial.
www.cdow.org /csburial.html   (483 words)

 The Haunted Palace/ The Premature Burial | Sound Space | SCI FI Weekly
Stein's creative accompaniment perfectly captures the suspenseful air of these uncanny flicks, and while there are obvious differences between the two scores, all told the compositions are fittingly frightening and forceful.
At the same time, "Guy's Revenge/Emily Buried" utilizes martial horns and mournful bells to convey both anger and sadness, while the ghostly organ solo that constitutes "Guy's Funeral" is simultaneously sorrowful and soothing.
Despite their ostensible literary origins (The Premature Burial is based on an Edgar Allan Poe story, and The Haunted Palace, although marketed as a Poe adaptation, actually uses an H.P. Lovecraft tale as its basis), neither production is overly elegant or erudite.
www.scifi.com /sfw/sound/sfw7298.html   (552 words)

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