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By Lynne Tuohy and Lynne Tuohy,HARTFORD COURANT | January 15, 2005
HARTFORD, Conn. - The lawyer for Kennedy family member Michael Skakel argued to the state Supreme Court yesterday that a five-year statute of limitations in place when 15-year-old Martha Moxley was bludgeoned to death in 1975 should have barred his prosecution a quarter-century later. "Michael Skakel should never have been charged in 2000. Michael Skakel should never have been tried and convicted in 2002, and Michael Skakel should never have been incarcerated for two-and-a-half years," Hope Seeley argued to the five-member panel.
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By Paul West and Paul West,paul.west@baltsun.com | August 27, 2009
Maryland officials joined in mourning Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, with many describing him as irreplaceable and some expressing hope that his death might help revive a faltering Democratic effort to overhaul the nation's health care system. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, a co-chair of Kennedy's 1980 presidential campaign who would later serve with him in the Senate for 22 years, described the Massachusetts Democrat as a loyal friend who was "modest about himself." At one of the high points of Kennedy's life, his speech at the 1980 Democratic National Convention, it was Mikulski who introduced him to the crowd at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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By Christopher Caldwell and Christopher Caldwell,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 28, 1996
There aren't enough books about the Kennedy family. The world will continue to read and read more of them, the most recent of which is out this week, "Sins of the Father: Joseph P. Kennedy and the Dynasty He Founded," by Ronald Kessler (Warner Books. 480 pages. $24.95). And the world, or Americans anyway, need this ceaseless outpouring.Can there be anyone in the United States who isn't thoroughly bored of the Kennedys? In your average chain bookstore, literally half the books in the American history section concern the family in one way or another.
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By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,david.nitkin@baltsun.com | August 25, 2008
DENVER - The lights will dim inside the Pepsi Center tonight, a shock of silver hair will appear on giant monitors, and connections will be made once again between Camelot and the Obama nation. A film tribute to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, a 46-year-veteran of the Senate diagnosed with a brain tumor this year, will dominate the opening hours of the Democratic National Convention. Watching from a prime seat will be Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Maryland's former lieutenant governor and Kennedy's niece, one of the state's 99 delegates here.
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By Jack W. Germond and Jack W. Germond,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 18, 1999
WASHINGTON -- For a generation of Americans, the tragedies of the Kennedy family have become a grim but familiar national ritual.Everything else seems to be frozen in place. The country stands still while we wait for some definitive word that we have come to know is almost certainly going to be bad news.Almost 36 years ago, we waited for the news about President John F. Kennedy from Parkland Hospital in Dallas.This time we waited for news about the fate of John F. Kennedy Jr. -- whom many of us knew first all those years ago as John John, the little boy who saluted his father's flag-covered casket.
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August 6, 1998
A headline in yesterday's National Digest misidentified a former tutor's employer as the Kennedy family. Kenneth Littleton worked with the children of Rushton Skakel. The Sun regrets the errors. Pub Date: 8/06/98
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By Boston Globe | March 6, 1992
BARNSTABLE, Mass. -- A small piece of "Camelot" is up for sale.The Hyannis Port home used by John F. Kennedy as the "Summer White House" in 1962 is set to go on the block at a foreclosure auction later this month.The Kennedy family never owned the rambling, 12-room home, but borrowed it that summer from a family friend, Morton Downey, the well-known Irish tenor and father of the former talk-show host.The house, which sits high on 10 acres with sweeping views of Nantucket Sound, has been sold several times since then.
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By New York Times News Service | August 31, 1991
MIAMI -- Sen. Edward M. Kennedy testified yesterday before a Palm Beach County grand jury considering evidence of possible obstruction of justice during the investigation of rape charges against his nephew, William K. Smith.In remarks to reporters after an 80-minute court appearance yesterday morning, Mr. Kennedy said that he was responding to a subpoena: "We were invited down here to participate in this process, and we welcome the opportunity to do so."Afterward, Mr. Kennedy left the courthouse with a private investigator who has been aiding Mr. Smith's lawyers.
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By Newsday | April 11, 1991
PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The woman who claims to have been raped at the Kennedy family estate left the compound after the alleged assault but apparently returned shortly afterward and talked with William Kennedy Smith, the man she named as her attacker, sources close to the case said.The disclosure comes as police say they are nearing the end of their investigation and follows the revelation that the 29-year-old woman took an antique vase and possibly Kennedy family photographs from the mansion because she wanted to prove that she had been there.
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July 19, 1999
July 16* John F. Kennedy Jr., 38, takes off in his single-engined Piper Saratoga (similar to the one pictured) from the Essex County Airport in Fairfield, New Jersey, at 8:38 p.m. His wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, 33, and her sister Lauren Bessette, 35, are passengers.* They are expected at Martha's Vineyard about 10 p.m.July 17* Kennedy family alerts authorities at 2 a.m. that the plane is overdue.* News of the missing plane breaks Saturday morning as television networks begin continuous coverage.
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By JOSH MITCHELL AND JENNIFER MCMENAMIN and JOSH MITCHELL AND JENNIFER MCMENAMIN,SUN REPORTERS | February 6, 2006
At 19, Susan Carole Kennedy kept a hope chest filled with pots and pans, and salt and pepper shakers. She was looking ahead to married life with her high school sweetheart. She even had an apartment building picked out, her fiance recalled. Kennedy wasn't supposed to be working the desk that afternoon at Pikesville's Warren House Motor Hotel. She was filling in for her older sister -- a federal witness with a price on her head. A man with a machine pistol arrived to carry out the hit. "This guy really just destroyed this family," Keith Rice said last week as the convicted gunman's execution date neared.
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By C. Fraser Smith | June 5, 2005
IF DEMOCRATS try to rewrite next year's election calendar, they will cloak their self-serving maneuver in the rhetoric of good government: People will have more time to consider their choices, people want more time to find out where candidates stand on the issues, etc. The real reasons, of course, are purely political. Democrats believe an earlier party primary and a longer general election season may be useful in a year when intraparty competition could leave hard feelings among Democratic pols and voters.
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By Lynne Tuohy and Lynne Tuohy,HARTFORD COURANT | January 15, 2005
HARTFORD, Conn. - The lawyer for Kennedy family member Michael Skakel argued to the state Supreme Court yesterday that a five-year statute of limitations in place when 15-year-old Martha Moxley was bludgeoned to death in 1975 should have barred his prosecution a quarter-century later. "Michael Skakel should never have been charged in 2000. Michael Skakel should never have been tried and convicted in 2002, and Michael Skakel should never have been incarcerated for two-and-a-half years," Hope Seeley argued to the five-member panel.
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By Paul West and Paul West,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | October 8, 2003
LOS ANGELES - In a stunning finale to a tumultuous campaign, angry California voters fired Gov. Gray Davis less than a year into his term and lifted movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger into the governor's chair, according to exit polling and partial returns in yesterday's recall election. Schwarzenegger overcame a stream of last-minute newspaper reports about alleged improper sexual conduct to win elective office on his first try. Among the keys to his victory were backing from independent voters and stronger-than-expected support from women, exit polling showed.
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By Sarah Koenig and Sarah Koenig,SUN STAFF | August 29, 2002
HYANNIS, MASS. - On an hour-long tour of Hyannis Harbor aboard the 1911 coastal steamer Prudence, a guide enthusiastically points out the ancient dunes where Indians shucked clams, the spit of land that once stretched clear across to nearby Great Island, and the Prudence's romantic history as a submarine-watcher during World War I. The passengers don't pay much attention. At least not until he utters the words everyone has been waiting for: "Kennedy compound." Suddenly the tourists strain against the starboard railing, counting chimneys, as instructed, to discern one house from another.
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | August 16, 2002
SILVER SPRING - State Del. Mark K. Shriver offered a preview of his first televised campaign ad for Congress yesterday and, notably, it didn't mention his middle name of Kennedy or allude to the family's legacy. Nor do his handlers expect to use Kennedy references in future campaign spots, although they won't rule out that possibility. "I won't say never, but Mark is interested in talking about his track record fighting for people," said Mike Henry, his campaign manager. The 30-second introductory spot, which begins airing today in the Washington-area market, launches what is expected to be a flood of commercials by Democratic candidates in the 8th District congressional primary - the nation's most expensive House race in money raised.
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By Keith Burris | May 8, 1991
WILLIAM Kennedy Smith, as everyone in America who has the leisure to notice such things knows, has been accused of rape by a Florida woman. The case has touched off a media feeding frenzy in Palm Beach, where it is portrayed as a good old-fashioned crime scandal among the rich and libidinous. But it has also rekindled the ongoing debate about the Kennedys and the last of their brave knights -- the seemingly least of the brothers -- Edward.The Kennedy family appears to be permanently engaged in a struggle against tragedy, sadness and finitude.
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By Roberto Suro and Roberto Suro,New York Times News Service | April 5, 1991
PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A police captain identified yesterday the suspect in the alleged rape of a young woman at the Kennedy family compound as William Kennedy Smith, 30, a nephew of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass.The identification came as Capt. Brian Roche, chief of detectives of the Palm Beach Police Department, gave testimony in a lawsuit brought by two local newspapers and a television station seeking release of police records in the case.Captain Roche was complaining that media coverage of the case had hindered the department's efforts to reach a positive identification of the suspect, when he unexpectedly remarked, "His picture is in the newspaper today.
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By DAN RODRICKS | June 7, 2002
MARTIN O'MALLEY said he'd support his party's nominee for governor this year, but he didn't exactly reach for Kathleen K. Townsend's hand and raise it for the TV cameras in the ballroom, did he? Our charismatic mayor will not challenge Townsend and the Kennedy clan by entering the Democratic gubernatorial primary, and he said he was doing this for the good of the city, which is admirable. But excuse me for asking: How does dissing the woman who could possibly be Maryland's next governor serve the good of the city?
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By Gus Russo | November 29, 2001
WASHINGTON -- The recent naming of the Justice Department building in Washington after the late Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy came about so suddenly that there was no time to debate the wisdom of such a proclamation. Although the media have been quick to point out the contradictions inherent in a conservative Republican president honoring a liberal Democratic icon, the swiftness of President Bush's executive order has all but negated a serious discussion about the aptness of such a memorial.
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