September 9, 1999 |
Memorials were dedicated Wednesday in a Kent State University parking lot where four Vietnam War protesters were killed by National Guardsmen in 1970, an event that infuriated members of the antiwar movement. "This milestone commemoration will be and should be cause for people around the world to inquire, to learn, to reflect, to wonder why the world is still plagued by hate, intolerance and violence," university President Carol A. Cartwright said.
October 5, 1999 |
Slowly, in the darkness just before dawn, the small group of young Native Americans crept up to the metal fence surrounding the drab cinder-block Army buildings. The cool November morning in 1970 was foggy, providing even more cover. On cue, they climbed over, surprising the few soldiers left to guard the defunct communications center. The carefully planned "occupation" had succeeded and, in a symbolic exclamation point, the Native American group pitched a tepee.
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November 4, 2010 |
In high school, Joleta McNelis was never far away from a man she had never met. She carried Lt. John Ensch in her heart ? and on her wrist. Aside from his name, the only thing McNelis knew about Ensch was the date his fighter jet was shot down over North Vietnam: 8-25-72. It was etched under his name on the metal bracelet she bought when she was 14. FOR THE RECORD: Vietnam War bracelets: An article in the Nov. 4 Section A about personal connections inspired by Vietnam-era POW/MIA bracelets said four antiwar protesters were killed by National Guardsmen at Kent State University in 1970.
February 23, 2008 |
Raul Esparza was born in 1970, the year Stephen Sondheim's seminal musical "Company" opened on Broadway. Penned by George Furth, directed by Hal Prince and featuring the choreography of Michael Bennett, the original production knocked the theater world for a loop with its sophisticated, adult and honest portrayal of a 35-year-old bachelor named Bobby and his five married friends and three girlfriends. It took home several Tony Awards, including best musical.
January 25, 2002
Largest margins of victory in NFL conference championship games since 1970: *--* Year Teams 1990 Bills 51, Raiders 3 48 2000 Giants 41, Vikings 0 41 1991 Redskins 41, Lions 10 31 1975 Cowboys 37, Rams 7 30 1978 Steelers 34, Oilers 5 29 1978 Cowboys 28, Rams 0 28 *--* Source: World Features Syndicate
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April 10, 2013 |
Paolo Soleri, an Italian-born architect who created a visionary prototype for a new kind of ecologically sensitive city in the remote Arizona desert four decades ago, only to watch the suburban sprawl he detested begin to creep near it in recent years, has died. He was 93. Soleri died of natural causes Tuesday at his home in Paradise Valley, Ariz., according to an official with the architect's foundation . PHOTOS: Paolo Soleri | 1919-2013 A onetime apprentice at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West compound on the edge of Scottsdale, Ariz., Soleri founded his own desert settlement, called Arcosanti, in 1970 at a site roughly 70 miles north of downtown Phoenix.