Liberty Bell

Stigall Show Log 7.5.13

Chris reviews yesterday’s 4th of July festivities in Philadelphia and the continuing political strife in Egypt. He also talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, CBS 3’s Beasley Reece, and Comedian Kevin Nealon, who will be performing at Helium Comedy Club this weekend.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–07/05/2013

(Young descendents of signers of the Declaration of Independence, accompanied by Mayor Nutter, rear left, and other officials, wear white cotton gloves to protect the Liberty Bell from their ceremonial finger-taps.  Credit: Daniel Reinherz)

Liberty Bell Gets Its Annual Ceremonial July 4th ‘Ringing’ By Young VIPs

Descendants of signers of the Declaration of Independence participated in the annual ceremonial Independence Day bell tapping ceremony at the Liberty Bell on Thursday.

07/05/2013

(Mariela Castro speaking at Equality Forum Credit: John McDevitt)

Cuban President’s Daughter Visits Philadelphia To Participate In Equality Forum

The Cuban president’s daughter is in Philadelphia to participate in a panel discussion and to receive an award for her gay rights activism.

05/03/2013

A replica of the new $100 bill, set to be issued October 8, 2013. (Credit: United States Federal Reserve)

Former Counterfeiter Weighs in on Philly-Centric New $100 Bill Design

There’s a lot of Philadelphia in the new design, from Ben Franklin to Independence Hall, the Declaration of Independence, and the Liberty Bell. But it’s really all about thwarting counterfeiters.

04/26/2013

(credit: Robin Culverwell)

Federal Employees Protest Budget Cuts On Independence Mall

About 150 federal employees gathered in the shadow of the Liberty Bell and the Federal Building at lunchtime on Wednesday to protest the across the board federal government cuts known as sequestration.

03/20/2013

(Phila. PD photo)

Trial Ordered For Portuguese Man Accused of Liberty Bell Bomb Threat

Carlos Balsas, 41, was ordered to stand trial on charges stemming from his January 26th comment.

03/08/2013

(Carlos Balsas.  Phila. PD photo)

Man Identified, Charged In Liberty Bell Bomb Scare

Philadelphia police say charges have been filed against a Tempe, Arizona man, who is accused of telling security officers he had explosives while visiting the Liberty Bell on Independence Mall Saturday morning.

01/27/2013

(File photo)

Man Arrested After Allegedly Threatening To Blow Up Liberty Bell

Philadelphia police say a man in custody after allegedly threatening to blow up the Liberty Bell Saturday morning.

01/26/2013

(File photo)

Many Travel To See Annual Tapping Of The Liberty Bell

Independence Day in Philadelphia wouldn’t be complete without the annual tapping of the Liberty Bell.
The Independence Day bell tapping honors the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and the 56 signers.

07/04/2012

(Fireworks above the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  File photo)

Celebrating America’s Birthday In Philadelphia

Each year, Philadelphia strives to create a bigger and better party to celebrate the 4th of July holiday.

07/04/2012

(File photo)

National ‘Occupy’ Gathering Set For Fourth Of July In Philly

Get ready for Occupy Fourth of July in the cradle of liberty.

06/29/2012

Stolen_Ruby

$10K Reward Offered In Theft Of 8,000 Carat Ruby From Delaware Jeweler

A new reward has been offered in the theft of an 8,000 carat ruby from a jewelry store in Delaware last year.

06/20/2012

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Historic Liberty Bell Gets Its Partial Coating of Protective Wax Renewed

The Liberty Bell has received a little “TLC,” with a process that helps to ensure the national treasure will remain safe for generations to come.

06/07/2012

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Liberty Bell Is Rung, Softly, To Honor Dr. Martin Luther King

This year’s honorees are two daughters of Malcom X and Betty Shabazz.

01/16/2012

Cantor Lori Sumberg leading the Women's Cantors Network inside the National Museum of American Jewish History. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Cantor Composes Piece Honoring Liberty Bell, Performed At Jewish Museum

Female cantors from around the country gathered in the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, to pay homage to the Liberty Bell, just a few feet away across Independence Mall. They played a piece for the first time, written by a soloist and composer among them.

06/15/2011

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