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By Anita Gold and Anita Gold,Chicago Tribune | July 26, 1992
Q: How can I find out more about Statue of Liberty items, and how can I contact collectors?A: The value of a Statue of Liberty-related item depends on its quality, importance, scarcity and artistic merit. A piece may have more value if it is of interest to more than one type of collector, such as a bronze menorah designed with nine candleholders, each shaped like the Statueof Liberty, which was cast in 1986 to commemorate the statue's centennial and which brought $8,250 at a 1991 auction.
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By Donna M. Owens, For The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2013
On a sun-splashed afternoon that marked the second day of summer, I joined a diverse throng of men, women and children, all waiting to board the Staten Island Ferry - a hulking orange vessel that provides free commuter service between Manhattan and its neighboring borough about five miles to the south. But many on the boat were tourists headed out for a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty, scheduled to reopen July 4 after being closed to visitors for more than eight months. As uniformed crews readied the nearly 300-foot-long John F. Kennedy for the 25-minute excursion, watercolor skies and wispy clouds framed the city's renowned skyline, and soft breezes enveloped New York Harbor.
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October 21, 1993
Members of the Yingling-Ridgely Ladies Auxiliary #7472 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will attend the 107th birthday celebration of the Statue of Liberty on Oct. 28.The National Organization of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars has, for 57 years, celebrated the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, which was in 1886.Each year, the Department of Maryland Ladies Auxiliary sponsors a bus trip for this program. Members from all over the nation come to the dedication, bringing their state colors.
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July 5, 2009
My husband and I live in Ellicott City and we took a Wild West trip in May through eight Midwestern states. Of course, seeing the incredible sight of Mount Rushmore was one of the highlights. To walk beneath it and read the history was very fascinating. President Lincoln's nose is 17 feet long - that's the size of the Statue of Liberty's entire head. We also found other interesting places to visit along our trek. On the campus of Wichita State University we discovered the original Pizza Hut, which was founded by two students who were attending the university.
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By John J. Goldman and John J. Goldman,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 31, 2004
NEW YORK - The Statue of Liberty, one of the world's most recognized symbols of freedom, will reopen in July after extensive security upgrades - but visitors still won't be allowed to climb to its crown. Authorities closed the 118-year-old national monument immediately after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. "This impressive statue has always been a beacon to our shores. Unfortunately, she also has been a symbol to the darker forces of terrorism," Secretary of the Interior Gale A. Norton said at a news conference yesterday on Liberty Island, where she announced renewed public access to the statue.
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By Brian Kladko and Brian Kladko,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | November 18, 2001
NEW YORK - As lower Manhattan was obscured by smoke and dust from the collapse of the World Trade Center, the Statue of Liberty stood defiantly erect, apart and unsullied. For many people during those first awful days, it was a comforting symbol of America's perseverance. But the statue, one of the nation's most visible and visited monuments, can inspire only from a distance. Since Sept. 11, Lady Liberty hasn't welcomed visitors. The National Park Service has pledged to reopen the statue, but officials say they don't know when or under what circumstances.
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,Sun Staff | December 21, 1997
NEW YORK -- Of modern American society, there is one immutable truth: With a TV camera trained on them, people are capable of astonishingly goofy behavior.Some will windmill their arms and scream "Hi, Mom!" and hold up their index fingers to indicate they're No. 1. Some will elbow for position like a fat man in a buffet line and preen. Some will giggle uncontrollably. Sometimes you wonder if the camera isn't emitting some low-level radiation that causes people to lose their minds.All this occurs to me as I jump from a taxi into the pre-dawn darkness outside NBC's famous glass-cornered "Today" show studio at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza.
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October 28, 2006
Oct. 28 1886 The Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland. 1940 Italy invaded Greece during World War II.
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By RAY FRAGER | October 1, 2008
Louisiana Tech @ Boise State 8 p.m. [ESPN] Pretty soon, Boise State will be recognized as being so good that it won't have to play on Wednesday nights. But, for now, the No. 17 Broncos will show off their blue turf on a weeknight. They'll probably save that Statue of Liberty play for a bowl game.
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February 8, 2007
CONCETTA GRUCCI, 88 Fireworks matriarch Concetta Grucci, the matriarch of a family-run fireworks company that produced programs for presidential inaugurations and the Statue of Liberty centennial, died Monday in Brookhaven, N.Y. Mrs. Grucci oversaw the century-old business after the 1993 death of her husband, Felix Grucci, whose grandfather had founded it, the company Web site says.
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By RAY FRAGER | October 1, 2008
Louisiana Tech @ Boise State 8 p.m. [ESPN] Pretty soon, Boise State will be recognized as being so good that it won't have to play on Wednesday nights. But, for now, the No. 17 Broncos will show off their blue turf on a weeknight. They'll probably save that Statue of Liberty play for a bowl game.
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,Sun reporter | April 8, 2008
The story starts with a kid who needs a job. Sick of working at the bowling alley, Mike Drisgill was scanning Craigslist for employment. Liberty Tax Service, on York Road in Towson, needed a waver - you know, stand on the street corner and flail your arms to get the attention of passing motorists. Drisgill, 17, did that for a few weeks, in costume as the Statue of Liberty, but he sensed within the mundane job the possibility of something greater. So he got the tax store to hire his friend Clark Runciman, 16, who on his first day of work brought along a boom box. There would be no more waving for these two. Instead, Drisgill and Runciman - juniors at Calvert Hall College High School and members of the school's track team - pumped up the hip-hop and dance tunes and, dressed as the Statue of Liberty and Uncle Sam, put on a dance show the likes of which York Road commuters have never seen.
NEWS
February 8, 2007
CONCETTA GRUCCI, 88 Fireworks matriarch Concetta Grucci, the matriarch of a family-run fireworks company that produced programs for presidential inaugurations and the Statue of Liberty centennial, died Monday in Brookhaven, N.Y. Mrs. Grucci oversaw the century-old business after the 1993 death of her husband, Felix Grucci, whose grandfather had founded it, the company Web site says.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | January 3, 2007
The Ohio State Buckeyes and Florida Gators have a fairly important game to play next week at University of Phoenix Stadium, but I don't see any way they're going to top what happened on that same field late Monday night in the Fiesta Bowl. What does it feel like to take the stage after Sinatra, or replace Unitas in the huddle, or be the guy who had to long-jump right after Bob Beamon in the 1968 Olympics? The game between Boise State and Oklahoma had no national championship implications, in spite of the presence of one of the nation's two undefeated Division I-A teams.
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October 28, 2006
Oct. 28 1886 The Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland. 1940 Italy invaded Greece during World War II.
NEWS
July 3, 2005
Catonsville, Md., on July 4, 1985, was the greatest place in America for an Independence Day parade. ... The local newspaper held a contest to determine the parade theme. The entry submitted by my granddaughter, [Lisa Claire Plitt] age 7, was the winner. She rode in the parade as ... "queen," wearing a hat and dress of holiday red, white and blue and clutching a doll adorned in matching clothes. Proudly escorting her, outfitted in colonial attire ... was her Pop-Pop! - Calvin E. Plitt, Ellicott City My childhood was spent in a coal-mining town in southern West Virginia.
NEWS
January 23, 2005
Recreation Bureau offers trips to New York, D.C. The Carroll County Bureau of Recreation offers trips to New York and other regional locations. Scheduled trips include: Big Apple One Day Bus Trips from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.: Trips are planned for April 2, May 7 and July 23. The bus drops travelers off at Bryant Park behind the New York Public Library to spend the day as they wish. The recreation office can offer assistance in day planning. The cost is $49. The bureau will hold a workshop, "Planning the Perfect New York Trip," from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 10 in the meeting room of the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St. The cost is $10 and includes a New York City map. La Cage Aux Folles from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 16: This bus trip goes to the Marquis Theatre in New York to see the play.
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By DAN RODRICKS | December 12, 2004
I HAVE A thing for travel horror stories - particularly those of others. This one comes from Sarah Gott, a Harford County woman I see on a regular basis at ice rinks. The other day she told the story of a bus trip from hell - actually, it was a bus trip to New York - with the kind of serenity and laughter one associates with centered and mature adults who are emotionally armored to handle all kinds of adversity with grace. You know the type. So, one Saturday morning last month, Sarah meets her father in Lancaster, Pa., for a bus trip to New York City.
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