December 17, 2007
One of the first things President Bush did after taking office in 2001 was ask Alberto R. Gonzales, then his White House counsel, to draft an executive order that would gut the Presidential Records Act of 1978. The law, which was passed in the wake of the Watergate scandal, requires that unclassified papers of a president or vice president be routinely released 12 years after the president's term ends. There has been speculation that the president was interested in shielding from public view papers from the Reagan administration that might prove embarrassing to the president's father, who was vice president to Ronald Reagan, or to give his father the ability to shelve records from his own presidency, which should have become public in 2004.
September 13, 2005
CHARLES MARTIN LUCAS, born in Graceton, Pa. on September 30, 1924, the youngest of ten children, went home to be with our Lord on Sunday, September 11, 2005. Charles is survived by his wife, Jean E. Lucas of Bel Air, Maryland; his loving children, Stuart M. Lucas of Bel Air, Maryland, Jeanne Marie Lucas of Edgewood, Maryland, and Karen Ann of Iowa. Charles also leaves his brother Michael P. Lucas and sister, Katherene Dezee, both of Ohio. Charles was blessed with several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and family members who also share this great loss.
March 14, 2005
On Friday, March 11, 2005, WILLIAM H. BRIGHAM, JR., 77, at Misericordia Convalesence Home. Mr. Brigham was born on June 27, 1927 in Youngstown, OH, the son of the late William H. Brigham Sr. and Isabell (Patterson) Brigham, and the Brother of the late Kathryn Jean Evans, and Donna Watt, both of Youngstown, Ohio. Mr. Brigham was a U.S. Navy Veteran, a graduate of Youngstown State University, and the recipient of a Masters Degree from Syracuse University. Mr. Brigham began a long career with the Federal Government in 1956 as an Investigator with the Civil Service, and retired as a Manager with the Social Security Administration in 1980.
May 31, 2004
On deck Omar Vizquel of the Indians will have 19 paintings dis played at an art museum in Youngstown, Ohio. He said it "I know last year, too, they said we were only beating bad teams. One hundred times we beat the bad teams." Felipe Alou, Giants manager, whose team has won nine straight Who's hot Mark Kotsay of the Athletics is 14-for-22 (.636) since ending an 0-for-16 slide. Who's not Armando Almanza of the Braves has given up three home runs in 5 1/3 innings. Line of the day Willie Harris, White Sox 2B AB .....
December 31, 2002
TEMPE, Ariz. - The first potential distraction to this season's national championship game occurred yesterday when Ohio State's star tailback, Maurice Clarett, revealed that he would rather be home attending the funeral of a lifelong friend than preparing for Friday's Fiesta Bowl against top-ranked Miami. "I guess football's more important than a person's life to them," Clarett said of school officials at yesterday's news conference. "That's why I'm ready to get this game over with and go back home.
April 15, 2000
Giorgio Bassani, 84, best known for his semi-autobiographical novel "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" and its elegiac depiction of Italian Jews during the rise of Fascism, died Thursday in Rome of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. The novel was made into a film by director Vittorio De Sica that won the Academy Award for best foreign film in 1971. Ken Peterson, 91, Ken Peterson, who worked as a artist on Walt Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," died March 29 of cancer in Santa Fe, N.M. Roger D. Kinkle, 84, a professional musician and record dealer who wrote an encyclopedic jazz reference book, died Saturday in Evansville, Ind., of a degenerative brain disease.