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Times Square's Crystal Ball Gets Gleaming New Skin

Offbeat  (tags: Times square, crystal ball, new skin, 12-year-old girl, former cancer patient, goodnews, made-in-america )

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Electricians working atop a New York City skyscraper on Friday installed the last of the 2,688 crystal triangles that give the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball its shimmer, including a panel dreamt up by a 12-year-old former cancer patien

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Barb Knight (1688)
Friday December 27, 2013, 5:52 pm
Incredible story, please read!!

Barbara K (60)
Friday December 27, 2013, 7:10 pm
Wow, fantastic and beautiful, thanks, Sweetie.

Charmaine Shannon (38)
Friday December 27, 2013, 9:39 pm
This is VERY INTERESTING and Quite Educational !! Always nice to know some "FACTS" about something that is so POPULAR !! This MUST BE a VERY "HAPPY" Little Girl !! Thanks, Barb and HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!

Nancy Black (308)
Friday December 27, 2013, 9:56 pm
Noted, tweeted, shared. Thanks again, Barb and Charmaine. You two have a special gift that brightens our days. Love the articles you choose; they are uplifting like you two are.

Carol C (97)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 12:06 am
Lovely idea but a shame I'm unable to view the video due to location. Noted anyway. Thanks Barb.

Christeen A (368)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 3:10 am
Thanks for this share.

Carmen S (611)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 3:40 am
Thanks Barb for sharing this wonderful story.

. (0)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 4:14 am
I had no idea they made these changes annually! Thank you for sharing.

Sara P (57)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 6:04 am
Seems that the video is unavailable due to location :(((( but I've been in vacation two times in NY and I really fall in love for this city!!! Thanks Barb.

Michael O (176)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 6:47 am
Thanks Barb!

Chantale F (22)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 7:06 am
What a beautiful gift this 12 year old girl is giving NY and NY is giving her to bring it to life. I have goosebumps :) Thank you.

Angelika R (143)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 7:16 am
Like Duane said, me neither-know little about that as our own giant party at Brandenburg Gate concerns me much more- naturally ;) -again this year over half a million guests expected here :-) -thx Barb

Malgorzata Zmuda (198)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 11:27 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 1:42 pm
sorry video not available in my location

Ann L (15)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 2:39 pm
Thanks Barb. I like that the new ball designed by the little girl stands for
hope and peace for out world.

Connie O (44)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 3:25 pm
I will have to tune in to see it on tv

Saturday December 28, 2013, 4:33 pm
The video is unavailable due to location :(
Thank you Barb!

Melissa W (229)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 7:36 pm
Noted - thank you for sharing this amazing story!

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 8:58 pm
Fascinating and intriguing.

Michael Carney (217)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 10:07 pm
Noted...It should be beautiful!!! I wish everyone a safe, and Happy 2014...

cynthia l (207)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 2:43 am
thx for sharing this info. I had no idea they change them annually. What a feather in the young lady's cap to have her design added on--very cool

Carol Bischoff (409)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 3:09 am
Thank you Barb for sharing this

Lynn Christy (64)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 5:29 am
Thank you Barb for posting this and Ann for bringing it to my attention... Great and inspiring story...=D.

Alice C (1797)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 7:08 am
Thank you for letting us know. I could use a new skin too : )

Frances Darcy (133)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 3:24 pm
Cannot view the video but the script tell a lovely story. Thanks Charmaine for share

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 10:24 pm
Wonderful story, thanks Barb and Frances.

William Away Barratt (49)
Monday December 30, 2013, 12:32 am
heart warming and uplifting story.
Thank you barb for posting, thank you Frances for sharing.
Happy new Year to all.

kate K (481)
Monday December 30, 2013, 2:11 am
Thank you Barb, great story. Happy new year to all :-)

Shirley S (187)
Monday December 30, 2013, 4:01 am
Noted but video unavailable

kato c (131)
Monday December 30, 2013, 6:26 am
Could not watsh the video from my location.

Sherri Martin (78)
Monday December 30, 2013, 8:24 am
Noted....that is so cool! I couldn't get the video to play either but read the story....How wonderful it must be for the little girl to know her design is on there. The only thing I wish they would have done was tell some of this from her let us know how she felt (or if she was too shy then her parents or someone)...I would have loved to have her perspective....none-the-less a great story! Thanks Barb!

Teresa GarcĂ­a (40)
Monday December 30, 2013, 5:55 pm
Noted!. Wonderful story!!!! :)
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