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July 4, 1992 | From Associated Press
Five hundred years after Columbus sailed the ocean blue, his ships bobbed in the harbor greenish-brown--that's New York--to celebrate the Fourth of July. High above, modern-day explorers were spending the holiday aboard a new ship: the space shuttle. Columbus wouldn't have had a clue. The old explorer probably would have recognized the replicas of the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria that were docked in New York Harbor for Operation Sail '92, the huge parade of ships planned for July Fourth.
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July 5, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK - Romance can be tumultuous, and no one knows that better than the Statue of Liberty. Over and over, Lady Liberty has been separated from her adoring public, most recently by an uninvited guest named Sandy who stormed through, leaving heartbreak and ruin in her wake. For eights months, the statue stood alone in New York Harbor, but the painful breakup was pushed aside Thursday as visitors returned to the Statue of Liberty for the first time since the superstorm shut her down on Oct. 29, 2012.
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NATIONAL
January 21, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A fire broke out aboard a 370-foot cargo ship at anchor outside New York Harbor, injuring a crewman. A police helicopter evacuated the burned crew member to a hospital, where he was in critical but stable condition. The fire apparently began in the engine room of the Dutch-registered tanker, which had just unloaded cocoa beans in Brooklyn, Coast Guard officials said.
BUSINESS
June 14, 2013 | By Meg James
Rupert Murdoch's divorce from his third wife is likely to test the strength of his prenuptial agreement but not the control of his sprawling media empire. On Thursday, Murdoch filed for divorce from Wendi Deng Murdoch - just two weeks before the media baron is scheduled to divide his global media empire into two companies. News Corp. said the divorce would not affect operations or control of his company. The 82-year-old media titan filed the petition in state court in New York, where the Murdochs maintain their primary residence and where their two preteen daughters attend school.
BUSINESS
June 14, 2013 | By Meg James
Rupert Murdoch's divorce from his third wife is likely to test the strength of his prenuptial agreement but not the control of his sprawling media empire. On Thursday, Murdoch filed for divorce from Wendi Deng Murdoch - just two weeks before the media baron is scheduled to divide his global media empire into two companies. News Corp. said the divorce would not affect operations or control of his company. The 82-year-old media titan filed the petition in state court in New York, where the Murdochs maintain their primary residence and where their two preteen daughters attend school.
NEWS
September 20, 1989
A Bayonne, N.J., bulk chemical storage facility operator was ordered to pay a fine of more than $3 million for continued dumping of oil-fouled waste water into New York Harbor, a penalty described as the highest ever levied in a private suit under the Clean Water Act. U.S.
NEWS
April 30, 1989 | From Associated Press
Cannon blasts, band music and thousands of people lining the shores greeted 13 military ships as they steamed into New York Harbor on Saturday, heralding the start of weekend celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of George Washington's first inauguration. At night, a 20-minute fireworks display lit up a cloudy, gray sky. Today is the main event, a re-enactment of the 1789 inauguration, starring two Georges--a man from Philadelphia acting the part of Washington, and President Bush.
NEWS
August 11, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
An ancient sea turtle nearly half the size of a mature steer was rescued near the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in New York Harbor, the Coast Guard said. The turtle, estimated to weigh 600 pounds and to be nearly a century old, was spotted during a ship inspection. It had snagged its left fin on a line attached to the tanker and was weak from trying to keep afloat with one free fin. The Coast Guard returned the animal to the sea rather than taking it to an aquarium.
NEWS
December 3, 1992
The Congregation of Temple Beth Am is to be congratulated for its festival honoring their heritage (Times, Nov. 12) during this, the centennial year of Ellis Island in New York Harbor. I am reminded of two U.S. Presidents who also paid special tribute to their roots: John F. Kennedy with his book, "A Nation of Immigrants," and Franklin D. Roosevelt, when he once addressed the Daughters of the American Revolution. Roosevelt's opening words to the ladies were: "Fellow immigrants!" I have often wondered if the very terminology of immigrant and immigration should not be re-evaluated in terms of our history and present policies.
NEWS
March 1, 1990 | From Associated Press
About 27,000 gallons of heating oil spilled into a busy waterway Wednesday a few miles from the Statue of Liberty when the fuel was loaded onto a leaking barge at an Exxon Corp. terminal, the Coast Guard said. Exxon offered to help the Coast Guard clean up the spill but said the barge was not an Exxon vessel. The No.
NATIONAL
April 16, 2011 | By Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times
The Lady Liberty of the Las Vegas Strip lacks the gravitas of her East Coast lookalike. She is half the size, a century younger and represents a coarser form of democracy: the freedom to choose which slot machine gobbles up your savings. Yet the Las Vegas replica recently snatched an honor from Lower Manhattan's celebrated greeter of the tired, poor and huddled masses: a star turn on a U.S. postage stamp. Postal Service officials, who issued the stamp in December, apparently thought the photo they'd selected was of the Lady Liberty dedicated in 1886 — not her progeny, who since 1997 has beckoned gamblers outside the New York New York Hotel & Casino, alongside an imitation Empire State Building.
NATIONAL
January 21, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A fire broke out aboard a 370-foot cargo ship at anchor outside New York Harbor, injuring a crewman. A police helicopter evacuated the burned crew member to a hospital, where he was in critical but stable condition. The fire apparently began in the engine room of the Dutch-registered tanker, which had just unloaded cocoa beans in Brooklyn, Coast Guard officials said.
NEWS
August 11, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
An ancient sea turtle nearly half the size of a mature steer was rescued near the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in New York Harbor, the Coast Guard said. The turtle, estimated to weigh 600 pounds and to be nearly a century old, was spotted during a ship inspection. It had snagged its left fin on a line attached to the tanker and was weak from trying to keep afloat with one free fin. The Coast Guard returned the animal to the sea rather than taking it to an aquarium.
BUSINESS
January 22, 1997 | EVELYN IRITANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles ports continued to show strong growth last year, thanks to the strength of Asia trade, but they saw their lead eroded by aggressive East Coast ports that have slashed cargo rates as much as 30%. Trade through the Los Angeles customs district climbed 15% during the first three quarters of 1996 to $124.
NEWS
December 11, 1994 | TED ANTHONY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
One day a few months ago, a black limo with New York plates and tinted windows arrived at the York County Prison. Three Asian men emerged. They had come for Lin Wu--one of the detainees from the Golden Venture, the Chinese freighter that ran aground off New York City last year and spilled its human cargo into the harbor. Lin Wu, just released on bail, engaged in a heated discussion in Chinese with the men. Then he hung his head and left with them; his whereabouts today are anybody's guess.
NEWS
December 3, 1992
The Congregation of Temple Beth Am is to be congratulated for its festival honoring their heritage (Times, Nov. 12) during this, the centennial year of Ellis Island in New York Harbor. I am reminded of two U.S. Presidents who also paid special tribute to their roots: John F. Kennedy with his book, "A Nation of Immigrants," and Franklin D. Roosevelt, when he once addressed the Daughters of the American Revolution. Roosevelt's opening words to the ladies were: "Fellow immigrants!" I have often wondered if the very terminology of immigrant and immigration should not be re-evaluated in terms of our history and present policies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1986
Re Mayor Bradley's idea for a Statue of Liberty West: 1--Many years ago I heard an even better idea on radio. I think it was Bishop Fulton J. Sheen who said, "Just as we have a Statue of Liberty on the East Coast to remind us of our privileges, so we should have a Statue of Responsibility on the West Coast to remind us of our accompanying responsibilities. 2--It seems to me that the ideal location for such a monument would be on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay. 3--Perhaps institutes or studies of liberty and responsibility could be established in appropriate locations, including on a number of university campuses.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 1987 | JANE GREENSTEIN
Seventy-six years before Frederick Auguste Bartholdi completed the Statue of Liberty, an unknown artist represented America in a mezzotint as an Indian princess wearing a towering feathered headdress. Flanked by two tomahawks and a rattlesnake, she rides in a chariot drawn by tigers. Opposite her sits Africa, symbolized by a similarly adorned black woman.
NEWS
July 4, 1992 | From Associated Press
Five hundred years after Columbus sailed the ocean blue, his ships bobbed in the harbor greenish-brown--that's New York--to celebrate the Fourth of July. High above, modern-day explorers were spending the holiday aboard a new ship: the space shuttle. Columbus wouldn't have had a clue. The old explorer probably would have recognized the replicas of the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria that were docked in New York Harbor for Operation Sail '92, the huge parade of ships planned for July Fourth.
NEWS
February 3, 1991 | WILLIAM H. INMAN, UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL
Across New York Harbor from the Statue of Liberty stands a monstrous monument to the throw-away society. It is Fresh Kills--the world's largest landfill. Each day, more than 30,000 tons of garbage is added to this corner of Staten Island. The trash at Fresh Kills towers 150 feet above New York Harbor. It generates 5 million cubic feet of methane a year, enough to heat 50,000 homes, and by the end of the decade, it is expected to be 500 feet high--the highest prominence on the East Coast south of Maine and half as tall as the Chrysler Building or the Statue of Liberty.
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