The Statue of Liberty's crown will be reopened to the public July 4th, reversing a Bush-era policy. This is exciting news, even though I am almost entirely certain I will never have the patience to wait on line and go.
The statue’s torch was closed in 1916 after being damaged by a saboteur’s bomb. The entire statue, including the crown, was closed after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
A saboteur?? Man those were the good old days, back when "enemy combatants" were probably called "nogoodniks." This magazine cover story is "Electricity Lighting Liberty" - amazing how back in those days, it didn't mean attaching car battery jumper cables to Gitmo prisoner's balls.