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By Boston Globe | March 10, 1993
Jean Kennedy Smith, a sister of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., is President Clinton's choice for ambassador to Ireland, according to a source close to the selection process.Mr. Clinton is expected to announce Ms. Smith's nomination on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, after he meets at the White House with Prime Minister Arnold Reynolds of Ireland, the source said. However, other congressional sources close to the process said yesterday that they had not been notified of the nomination.If Ms. Smith, 65, is nominated, the appointment would be seen TC as a political favor to Mr. Kennedy, who supported Mr. Clinton during the presidential campaign and who is expected to support Mr. Clinton's efforts to reform health care.
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By a Baltimore Sun reporter | August 12, 2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a champion of the mentally retarded, the wife of a one-time vice presidential candidate and the sister of a president, died early Tuesday surrounded by relatives at a Hyannis, Mass., hospital. She was 88. Shriver had suffered a series of strokes in recent years and died at Cape Cod Hospital, her family said in a statement. Her husband, her five children and all 19 of her grandchildren were by her side, the statement said. A Potomac resident for more than 40 years, Mrs. Shriver was an activist in the field of mental retardation and founded the Special Olympics for mentally disabled athletes.
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January 24, 1995
With his financial successes, his ambition and drive, Joseph P. Kennedy made possible his family's rise as the country's most successful political dynasty of the modern era. But it was his wife, Rose, who instilled in her nine children the ideals of public service and the sense of civic duty that inspired them to pursue it.Anyone whose life spans more than a century will witness momentous changes. In her 104 years, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, who died Sunday, not only watched those changes, she and her family often played leading roles.
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January 24, 1995
With his financial successes, his ambition and drive, Joseph P. Kennedy made possible his family's rise as the country's most successful political dynasty of the modern era. But it was his wife, Rose, who instilled in her nine children the ideals of public service and the sense of civic duty that inspired them to pursue it.Anyone whose life spans more than a century will witness momentous changes. In her 104 years, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, who died Sunday, not only watched those changes, she and her family often played leading roles.
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By a Baltimore Sun reporter | August 12, 2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a champion of the mentally retarded, the wife of a one-time vice presidential candidate and the sister of a president, died early Tuesday surrounded by relatives at a Hyannis, Mass., hospital. She was 88. Shriver had suffered a series of strokes in recent years and died at Cape Cod Hospital, her family said in a statement. Her husband, her five children and all 19 of her grandchildren were by her side, the statement said. A Potomac resident for more than 40 years, Mrs. Shriver was an activist in the field of mental retardation and founded the Special Olympics for mentally disabled athletes.
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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 Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,SUN STAFF | November 28, 1995
When President Clinton goes to Northern Ireland this week to support the peace process there, Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend will accompany him, courtesy of state taxpayers.Ms. Townsend said she will use the four-day trip, which starts tomorrow, to promote Maryland to Irish government officials and business leaders as well as to about 30 U.S. business executives who also are accompanying the president.Ms. Townsend is one of seven Irish-American officials Mr. Clinton invited to make the trip.
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By Boston Globe | April 5, 1991
PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Nearly a week after a woman said she was raped at the Kennedy family compound, police have made no arrests and the woman's family complained that the investigation was going nowhere.The stepfather of the alleged victim said yesterday he was growing impatient with the progress of the case and might soon hire an attorney to represent his family."I'm thinking of getting a lawyer," the man said in a telephone interview, as the media laid siege to his stepdaughter's home.Meanwhile, Capt.
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By Abby Foster and Abby Foster,SUN STAFF | April 29, 2003
Students with and without disabilities will enjoy a day of art projects, circus performers, trained animals and other activities today at the annual Baltimore County Public Schools Very Special Arts Festival. This year, the festival's theme is "Let your spirit shine: Do your pART." The festival uses art to bring together students of all ages and abilities from schools throughout the county. "Kids without disabilities that volunteered were so happy and so engaged, they talked about it all year," said Sara Egorin-Hooper, chairwoman of the Very Special Arts Committee.
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June 6, 2005
In the News `Cinderella Man' unfair to his dad, Baer Jr. says Max Baer Jr., who gained fame in The Beverly Hillbillies, tells the New York Daily News he's unhappy with how his father, Max Baer Sr., is portrayed in Cinderella Man. Baer Jr. says Ron Howard didn't consult him for the movie, which portrays his father (played by Craig Bierko) as a thug and a cheat. Baer Jr. says his father, who killed two men in the ring, wasn't heartless: He wept over their deaths. Howard's rep told the News that the flick "was written from the point of view of the Braddock family.
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By Boston Globe | March 10, 1993
Jean Kennedy Smith, a sister of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., is President Clinton's choice for ambassador to Ireland, according to a source close to the selection process.Mr. Clinton is expected to announce Ms. Smith's nomination on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, after he meets at the White House with Prime Minister Arnold Reynolds of Ireland, the source said. However, other congressional sources close to the process said yesterday that they had not been notified of the nomination.If Ms. Smith, 65, is nominated, the appointment would be seen TC as a political favor to Mr. Kennedy, who supported Mr. Clinton during the presidential campaign and who is expected to support Mr. Clinton's efforts to reform health care.
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February 3, 1994
The rationale for President Clinton's decision to let IRA spokesman Gerry Adams into the country was that such recognition is necessary to allow Mr. Adams and the IRA to bring themselves to cease fire and participate in the reconciliation scenario to which the Irish and British governments agreed.Whether Mr. Clinton was right to reverse 19 years of U.S. policy, infuriate this country's most steadfast ally and overrule the CIA and State Department depends entirely on whether the IRA calls a permanent cease-fire soon.
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By Richard O'Mara and Richard O'Mara,Sun Staff Writer | March 1, 1995
Hugh Smyth woke up, looked out the window at the sprinkly, leaden skies yesterday and was comforted."When I saw the rain, it made me think of back home," said the visiting lord mayor of Belfast, Northern Ireland.About six hours later, he found more comfort -- a possible strategy against a problem flowing from the cease-fire ordered by the Irish Republican Army in August."You've had people there involved in violence for 25 years," said the lord mayor, part of a delegation visiting Baltimore under the auspices of the U.S. Information Agency.
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