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November 9, 2003 | From Associated Press
A nonprofit group is looking for private donations to fund security improvements needed to reopen the Statue of Liberty, which has been off-limits to the public since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The federal government has spent millions of dollars on upgrades, but about $5 million worth of security measures still are needed before visitors can go inside the 151-foot-high statue, National Park Service spokesman Brian Feeney said.
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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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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1985
Employees of 43 Orange County corporations raised about $25,000 Saturday for the restoration of the Statue of Liberty by running a 16-mile relay in Irvine, a race sponsor said. The five-person team of Iliff Thorn Co., an Orange brokerage firm, won the relay. Each member ran 3.2 miles in William Mason Regional Park, said Gloria Chingren, an organizer of the event.
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July 4, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK -- The Statue of Liberty reopened to visitors Thursday for the first time since Hurricane Sandy washed ashore in October and severely damaged the island on which Lady Liberty sits. The statue was spared storm damage, and tens of thousands of visitors began lining up in Battery Park in lower Manhattan to pile onto the first ferry to the grassy island. Tickets to visit the statue's crown , a climb of 354 steps from the pedestal, sold out long ago. But visitors who could only enter the lower part of Lady Liberty weren't disappointed.
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June 6, 1986 | Associated Press
French stamps honoring the centennial of the Statue of Liberty will be sold in New York City, starting July 4.
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July 30, 1991 | From Associated Press
A judge ordered in federal marshals Monday to enforce his order that abortion opponents not block an abortion clinic, after two weeks of demonstrations in which 1,000 people have been arrested. Police officers arrested an additional 94 protesters Monday on loitering charges for blocking the clinic's entrance, Lt. Jack Arnold said.
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June 14, 1994 | Associated Press
New postage stamps honoring the Statue of Liberty and Norman Rockwell will be released in the coming weeks. The 29-cent self-adhesive Statue of Liberty stamps will be issued June 24, the Postal Service announced. On July 1, five Norman Rockwell stamps will be issued.
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September 9, 1997 | Associated Press
The Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island reopened Monday after water and sewage problems caused a weekend shutdown. The statue and the island were closed Sunday because water from Jersey City, N.J., had been cut off while new meters were installed, said National Park Service spokesman Manny Strumpf. The water outage was not related to the sewage problem, which was caused by a blocked pipe, Strumpf said.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 1992 | BARBARA ISENBERG, Barbara Isenberg is a Times staff writer
Is this any way to start a marriage? The groom refuses to leave Barcelona, the bride is wedded to New York, and Valentine's Day nuptials this week in Las Vegas are awash in excess. Then again, the Statue of Liberty and Barcelona's Christopher Columbus monument have been courting too long to turn back now. The couple's engagement was officially announced back in 1986 by then-New York Mayor Edward Koch--who admitted he "didn't even know they were dating"--and the partying hasn't stopped since.
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December 28, 1985 | Associated Press
The auctioning of the Statue of Liberty by city officials who claim the federal government owes them nearly $1 million was stopped at the last minute Friday, and the mayor said such a sale would be "a disgrace." "How could you sell the greatest symbol of freedom in the world? It's like selling your grandmother. Could you do that?" asked Anthony Cucci, mayor of Jersey City, which overlooks New York Harbor and is a few hundred yards from Liberty Island.
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June 27, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
As the Statue of Liberty prepares to reopen to visitors on July 4, one Manhattan hotel brand is ready with a Lady Liberty package. The Hotel @ Times Square and Broadway @ Times Square are offering rooms starting at $225 a night that include reimbursement to guests holding sightseeing tickets to the statue's crown. The deal: The offer favors travelers who already have tickets to visit the statue's crown . (I had a hard time finding times and dates available in late July and early August)
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May 9, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
For travelers who want to be among the first to tour the Statue of Liberty when it reopens July 4, tickets are on sale for the ferry ride and tour options of the iconic landmark. The Statue of Liberty has been closed since Oct. 29 when Superstorm Sandy flooded Liberty Island and damaged a dock, brick walkways and the electrical system. The National Park Service in March promised to reopen the tourist attraction by the Fourth of July. Tickets to visit Liberty Island from July 4 to Sept.
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March 19, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, This post has been updated. See note below.
[ Updated, 1:45 p.m. March 19: The National Park Service announced Tuesday that it plans to reopen the Statue of Liberty to visitors by July 4. Repairs to the docks where visitors disembark would be fixed with federal transportation funds, the announcement said.] The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island received $59 million to repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in October, but how to fix them remains up in the air. "Should the island be patched up quickly and reopened at the risk of further flooding or should longer repairs be made to relocate infrastructure up higher, with the hopes of minimizing further flooding?
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December 28, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
We travel, we craft bucket lists , we read about exotic destinations that will open a window on the world, but do we actually retain anything? Here's a chance to find out. Napa Valley-based freelance writer Bob Ecker created the Travel Quiz 2012 for his travel column at Examiner.com . It has 25 brain-busters that will leave you thinking, singing and maybe embarrassed about how few you can answer. The answers will be posted next week (though I've already seen them)
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December 11, 2012 | By Richard Simon
Among Superstorm Sandy victims still struggling to recover: Liberty Island. The Statue of Liberty remains indefinitely closed to the public due to damage on the island, joining another shuttered national icon, the Washington Monument, which has been closed due to damage from an Aug. 23, 2011, earthquake. The statue, the pedestal and base came through the storm, which made landfall Oct. 29 in southern New Jersey, without significant damage. But the docks that bring visitors to the island were seriously damaged, and more than half of the bricks in the walkway that circles the island in New York Harbor were dislodged and tossed about as water came probably within 10 to 15 feet of the statue's base, said National Park Service spokesman Mike Litterst.  Security screening and concessionaire facilities also were damaged.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2012 | By David Ng
An Andy Warhol silkscreen depiction of the Statue of Liberty created in 1962 has sold for $43.8 million at a Christie's sale in New York. The sale was part of a larger Christie's contemporary art auction Wednesday that brought in a hefty $412.3 million. "Statue of Liberty" features multiple tiled images of the famous statue, with each image sporting a 3-D effect. (The auction house marketed the catalogue with a pair of 3-D glasses, according to reports.) Christie's said the painting was sold from a private collection but did not reveal the owner.  The sale price doesn't break any records for Warhol.
NEWS
June 21, 1987 | Associated Press
President Reagan has signed a bill to end the $1 fee at the Statue of Liberty. "The bill made sure Lady Liberty won't hold a dollar bill instead of a torch," said Rep. Frank J. Guarini (D-N.J.), a co-sponsor of the legislation. "I'm very glad because this was a victory for the little people." The bill, signed Friday, was part of an effort to chip away at an Administration plan to charge admission fees for the first time at 72 national parks, monuments and other public installations.
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May 13, 1986 | PAMELA MORELAND, Times Staff Writer
Sherman Oaks Elementary School third-grader David MacAdam was on the playground with his classmates Monday when his teacher told him that he had been chosen to go to New York to represent California students at the reopening of the Statue of Liberty in July. "At first I didn't understand what she was talking about," MacAdam, 9, said with a shy smile. "But then I got excited. I was so surprised." MacAdam's name was drawn by Gov.
NEWS
October 29, 2012 | By Mary Forgione
The long-awaited reopening of the Statue of Liberty went off Sunday on the landmark's 126th anniversary. But it abruptly closed, as did everything else in New York City, because of Hurricane Sandy. The public will have to wait a few days longer to see the $30-million year-long makeover -- the new 393 steps to the crown, the new wheelchair access area and other upgrades. (Visiting the crown requires advance tickets .) The statue is closed Monday and Tuesday with no word yet on plans for Wednesday.
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