April 30, 1989 |
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.
August 11, 1999 |
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.
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.
March 1, 1990 |
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.
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.
June 20, 1987 |
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.