May 5, 2000 |
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.
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.
October 11, 2013 |
SPRINGFIELD, Colo. - Out near a lonely highway southwest of town, a farmer's son stuck some seeds in the ground last spring to see what would happen. What he pulled from the soil made history and has sown new hope for struggling farmers both here and across the nation. Last weekend, 41-year-old Ryan Loflin, a fifth-generation Coloradan, along with an enthusiastic crew of 45 volunteers, harvested what is being called the first U.S. crop of commercial hemp in more than half a century.
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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.
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