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By MIKE LITTWIN | June 4, 1993
It was 25 years and a lifetime ago, and yet I remember it so clearly. Every detail.All I have to do is close my eyes and it's all there. The shots. The blood. The cradled head. The gun knocked from the assassin's hand. Rosey Grier bear-hugging the man we would come to know as Sirhan Sirhan, as if trying to squeeze his life's breath into the body of the fallen son.I screamed. I must have."They shot Bobby. They shot Bobby."It was late, just after 3 a.m. in the East. I had been up watching the California primary returns in that most political of seasons and had fallen asleep in front of the TV. But something woke me. The gunshots?
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | August 10, 2014
Let's say you are an intelligent, successful federal prosecutor from an elite law school and possessing all of the important political contacts in Washington, D.C. An election occurs. Your party wins, and the president-elect begins to put together a cabinet. One day you receive a call from the transition team. Senior aides want to know if you are interested in becoming the next U.S. attorney general. You take it, right? Wrong. You tell the president-elect's people that they have the wrong number.
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By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,Sun Staff Writer | August 12, 1994
Read together, "The Kennedy Women" and "The Other Mrs. Kennedy" are an almost overwhelming catalog of tragedy, dysfunction and scandal, along with endless details on clothes, china and silver patterns. Inevitably, gossip columns have started to seize on what is new, emphasizing the more sensational revelations. These include:* Adultery: According to "The Kennedy Women," Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy not only ignored the philandering of Joseph Kennedy Sr.; she advised her daughters-in-law that that was their lot as well.
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By Michael Schatzow and Mitchell Y. Mirviss | March 28, 2014
"A poor man accused of a crime has no lobby," Robert F. Kennedy said 51 years ago, when, as U.S. Attorney General, he demanded legislation requiring counsel for federal criminal defendants. The legislation passed, much to Kennedy's credit, and, for the last half-century, counsel has been present at federal bail hearings. But not in Maryland. No Bobby Kennedy has taken leadership to fix our broken criminal justice system. And there is no lobby to oppose the vested economic interests (bail bondsmen and some criminal defense lawyers)
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By GREGORY KANE | June 10, 1998
It's been 30 years since I made the walk from my rowhouse in the 400 block of East 22nd Street down to Penn Station. The walk couldn't have been any more than 10 blocks. I imagine I made it in 20 minutes or so. But I had time. The Train hadn't arrived yet, and wouldn't for a while.Just a few days earlier my mother had risen at her usual hour to get ready for work. She always turned on the radio as she got dressed. That's when she got the announcement. She yelled up the stairs and gave me the news.
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March 2, 2006
On February 26, 2006 DORIS H. (nee Broderick) beloved wife of the late David A. Kennedy. Devoted mother of Mary Kennedy Behning and late husband Ralph C.; David P. Kennedy and wife Darlene; Gerry Kennedy and wife Melly, George E. Kennedy and wife Gail; Theresa A. Ashley and husband Charles. Loving grandmother of Kim & Tommy Ingalls; Dustin & Heather Kennedy, George & Audrey Kennedy; David & Marcia Kennedy; Dave & Chatele Ward; Bobby Kennedy; Ryan Kennedy; Kelly Kennedy and the late Kristen Frederick Kennedy and dear great-grandmother of Bryan, Holly, Emily & Brad Ingalls; Elizabeth, Eden & Noah David Kennedy.
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By Lars-Erik Nelson and Lars-Erik Nelson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 15, 1997
"The Year the Dream Died," by Jules Witcover, Warner Books. 560 pages. $25.Like the Balkans, the year 1968 produced more history than it could consume: a seemingly endless war in Vietnam, a bitterly divisive Democratic presidential primary campaign, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, riots in cities and on college campuses, a violent Democratic convention in Chicago, the election of Richard Nixon as President.The dream that died -- for many Americans -- was belief in democracy.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 18, 1999
The Kennedys were gathered in Hyannis Port yesterday for what was to be a joyous occasion -- the wedding of Rory, the daughter Robert F. Kennedy never lived to see. Instead, they found themselves uniting in the all-too-familiar rituals of grief in what seems likely to become the latest in the unending series of tragedies that has struck this family."
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By Dallas Morning News | July 15, 1992
NEW YORK -- Rico Riley takes America's political pulse from behind an upturned cardboard box in Times Square. He hawks campaign buttons, and he knows what sells.Slap a mug of Dan Quayle and a rude comment onto a little aluminum circle and plasticize it, you've got a winner. Bill Clinton and Al Gore, Hillary Clinton and Tipper Gore or any combination, that's good business this week.And the Kennedys, John or Robert, alone or together -- a tour de force for any button man."OK, these guys, there's just something about 'em that gets people," Mr. Riley said.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | April 7, 2002
WASHINGTON -- There she is, Billboard Jackie. The towering photograph is the first thing visitors see when entering the new exhibit on Jacqueline Kennedy's style, the former first lady looming so large in her shimmering gown that she leaves spectators at her feet, quite literally. It's telling that the show at the Corcoran Gallery of Art begins this way, genuflecting before the Kennedy era as much as reflecting on it. The exhibit, which opened yesterday after blockbuster runs in New York and Boston, is ample proof that the Kennedy mystique did not end with the 20th century that gave rise to it but continues today.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2013
Since "Nixon in China," the 1987 masterwork by John Adams that launched what some wag described as a new genre labeled "CNN Opera," contemporary events have been fairer game than ever for composers and librettists. The list of newsy operas, which includes Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer" and Stewart Wallace's "Harvey Milk," got a little longer with the premiere last weekend of "Camelot Requiem" as part of the Spire Series at First & Franklin Presbyterian Church. This intriguing and largely persuasive piece about the day of the Kennedy assassination, with text by Caitlin Vincent and music by Joshua Bornfield, received an admirable production from The Figaro Project, a plucky ensemble Vincent founded a few years ago. Treating iconic figures is a tricky business.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2013
Fifty years later, the assassination of John F. Kennedy remains a galvanizing event, studied by serious scholars and conspiracy fringers with equal intensity. People who were old enough in 1963 still remember everything about the news flash that something horrible had happened in Dallas to the nation's youthful president. Those born much later may also find themselves haunted by this dark history. They may even create an opera about it. "Camelot Requiem," which receives its world premiere this weekend with Baltimore area singers and instrumentalists, is the latest and perhaps most ambitious undertaking to date of the Figaro Project, a DIY organization founded by soprano Caitlin Vincent in 2009.
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March 2, 2006
On February 26, 2006 DORIS H. (nee Broderick) beloved wife of the late David A. Kennedy. Devoted mother of Mary Kennedy Behning and late husband Ralph C.; David P. Kennedy and wife Darlene; Gerry Kennedy and wife Melly, George E. Kennedy and wife Gail; Theresa A. Ashley and husband Charles. Loving grandmother of Kim & Tommy Ingalls; Dustin & Heather Kennedy, George & Audrey Kennedy; David & Marcia Kennedy; Dave & Chatele Ward; Bobby Kennedy; Ryan Kennedy; Kelly Kennedy and the late Kristen Frederick Kennedy and dear great-grandmother of Bryan, Holly, Emily & Brad Ingalls; Elizabeth, Eden & Noah David Kennedy.
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By Steven R. Weisman | August 16, 2002
DISTRICT HEIGHTS -- On a languid evening last week, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend brought her campaign for governor to southeast Baltimore. She wanted to tout an anti-crime initiative she launched as lieutenant governor to create community policing programs in 62 "hot spots" in Maryland. But reporters hammered Ms. Townsend instead with questions about the latest bad news in her faltering campaign: Her Republican rival, Rep. Robert Ehrlich Jr., had pulled nearly even in polls, and what once looked like an easy victory would now require tough political combat by the eldest daughter of Robert F. Kennedy.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | April 7, 2002
WASHINGTON -- There she is, Billboard Jackie. The towering photograph is the first thing visitors see when entering the new exhibit on Jacqueline Kennedy's style, the former first lady looming so large in her shimmering gown that she leaves spectators at her feet, quite literally. It's telling that the show at the Corcoran Gallery of Art begins this way, genuflecting before the Kennedy era as much as reflecting on it. The exhibit, which opened yesterday after blockbuster runs in New York and Boston, is ample proof that the Kennedy mystique did not end with the 20th century that gave rise to it but continues today.
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By GREGORY KANE | July 24, 1999
I WAS DRIVING to the funeral of my cousin George Floyd Jr. when I heard the news on a radio broadcast that John F. Kennedy Jr.'s plane was missing and that he hadn't been heard from for hours.My heart sank. I feared the worst, and it was confirmed later this week. John F. Kennedy Jr. is dead at the age of 38, killed in a plane crash along with his wife, Carolyn Bessette, and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette. Kennedy Jr.'s father -- President John F. Kennedy -- was only 46 when he was assassinated in 1963.
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By GREGORY KANE | July 24, 1999
I WAS DRIVING to the funeral of my cousin George Floyd Jr. when I heard the news on a radio broadcast that John F. Kennedy Jr.'s plane was missing and that he hadn't been heard from for hours.My heart sank. I feared the worst, and it was confirmed later this week. John F. Kennedy Jr. is dead at the age of 38, killed in a plane crash along with his wife, Carolyn Bessette, and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette. Kennedy Jr.'s father -- President John F. Kennedy -- was only 46 when he was assassinated in 1963.
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | August 10, 2014
Let's say you are an intelligent, successful federal prosecutor from an elite law school and possessing all of the important political contacts in Washington, D.C. An election occurs. Your party wins, and the president-elect begins to put together a cabinet. One day you receive a call from the transition team. Senior aides want to know if you are interested in becoming the next U.S. attorney general. You take it, right? Wrong. You tell the president-elect's people that they have the wrong number.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 18, 1999
The Kennedys were gathered in Hyannis Port yesterday for what was to be a joyous occasion -- the wedding of Rory, the daughter Robert F. Kennedy never lived to see. Instead, they found themselves uniting in the all-too-familiar rituals of grief in what seems likely to become the latest in the unending series of tragedies that has struck this family."
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By GREGORY KANE | June 10, 1998
It's been 30 years since I made the walk from my rowhouse in the 400 block of East 22nd Street down to Penn Station. The walk couldn't have been any more than 10 blocks. I imagine I made it in 20 minutes or so. But I had time. The Train hadn't arrived yet, and wouldn't for a while.Just a few days earlier my mother had risen at her usual hour to get ready for work. She always turned on the radio as she got dressed. That's when she got the announcement. She yelled up the stairs and gave me the news.
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