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October 21, 1990 | MAX BOOT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The class that never had a graduation ceremony finally got one. In 1970, UC Berkeley's large-scale graduation ceremony was canceled because of the sit-ins, demonstrations and marches sweeping the campus as students protested the U.S. invasion of Cambodia and the shootings at Kent State. While many academic departments held small, informal ceremonies, 3,300 students left college that year without a traditional rite of passage.
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May 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
As thousands of people watched, a bell tolled on the Kent State University campus Thursday at 12:24 p.m., marking the exact moment National Guardsmen opened fire 30 years ago on antiwar protesters. The Victory Bell sounded 15 times: once each for the four students killed and nine wounded at Kent State and once each for two students killed at Jackson State University in Mississippi 10 days later. The shootings on May 4, 1970, stunned the nation and galvanized the antiwar movement.
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May 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
As thousands of people watched, a bell tolled on the Kent State University campus Thursday at 12:24 p.m., marking the exact moment National Guardsmen opened fire 30 years ago on antiwar protesters. The Victory Bell sounded 15 times: once each for the four students killed and nine wounded at Kent State and once each for two students killed at Jackson State University in Mississippi 10 days later. The shootings on May 4, 1970, stunned the nation and galvanized the antiwar movement.
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October 5, 1999 | ARMANDO ACUNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
September 9, 1999 | From Associated Press
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.
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October 5, 1999 | ARMANDO ACUNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2010 | By Mike Anton, Los Angeles Times
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.
SPORTS
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
MAGAZINE
March 13, 1988 | Susan Squire, Susan Squire is a contributing editor of this magazine.
DRESSED IN A BLACK LEATHER-TRIMMED SUIT and clutching a court order, Arlene Colman-Schwimmer picks her way through a junkyard of scrap iron inhabited by a couple of shabby-looking dogs. It is drizzling, and the high heels of her Bruno Magli pumps sink in the mud. But she presses on toward a lonely tin shack. As one of Los Angeles' priciest and most powerful family-law attorneys, Schwimmer knows her way around mud--at least the kind that is slung between acrimonious spouses. Today, she is the point woman of a divorce platoon bent on exhuming ammunition from the dusty cartons and metal filing cabinets that clutter the shack's back room.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1993 | Reuters
Pamela Harriman, a prominent Washington socialite and political activist, was confirmed as U.S. ambassador to France by the Senate Friday. Harriman, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was born in England in 1920. She married Winston Churchill's son Randolph in 1939 and had one son, Winston Spencer Churchill. After she and Randolph divorced, she was married for 10 years to American theater producer Leland Hayward until he died in 1970. A year later, she married W.
NEWS
September 9, 1999 | From Associated Press
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.
NEWS
October 21, 1990 | MAX BOOT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The class that never had a graduation ceremony finally got one. In 1970, UC Berkeley's large-scale graduation ceremony was canceled because of the sit-ins, demonstrations and marches sweeping the campus as students protested the U.S. invasion of Cambodia and the shootings at Kent State. While many academic departments held small, informal ceremonies, 3,300 students left college that year without a traditional rite of passage.
SPORTS
November 16, 1990 | JIM LINDGREN
s attending the Carlsbad-St. Augustine San Diego Section 2-A football playoff game at 7:30 tonight in Balboa Stadium are hereby warned: Pay attention or you may end up cheering for the wrong team. Both schools' primary color is purple; and both have ground-oriented offenses; both rely on strong defenses. "It's the battle of the purples," St. Augustine Coach Marty Martin said. "They're a very good defensive team, and we finished fourth in the county."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 2008 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
George Morrison, 89, a retired Navy rear admiral and the father of the late rock icon Jim Morrison, died in a Coronado, Calif., hospital Nov. 17 after a fall. Once the youngest admiral in the Navy, Morrison had a long career that included serving as operations officer aboard the aircraft carrier Midway and commanding the fleet during the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, which led to an escalation of American involvement in Vietnam. The father of three children, Morrison had a falling out with Jim after his son launched his music career with the Doors in the mid-'60s.
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