San Diego to Move Giant Cross City Council Votes To End Suit Over Religious Symbol By Kimberly Edds Special to The Washington Post Thursday, March 10, 2005; Page A19 Sixteen years of legal wrangling over whether a 43-foot cross at the top of Mount Soledad in La Jolla, Calif., violates the separation of church and state came to a halt Tuesday when the San Diego City Council voted 5 to 3 to reject a plan to keep the cross where it is. After more than 50 years overlooking the city of San Diego, the cross, erected as part of veteran's war memorial, will be moved. The vote, after an emotional six-hour public hearing that drew hundreds of residents, slams the door on recent attempts to retain the cross as part of a national monument, including an effort by two Republican members of Congress. Built on land owned by the city of San Diego, the cross has been repeatedly ordered by a federal judge to be removed from its current location -- the centerpiece of several circles of granite honoring service members. more.......... http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A21598-2005Mar9.html?sub=AR Yes what a positive thing to have happen!