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.
August 4, 1995 |
One is a Connecticut homemaker, another a physical therapist. Some teach. Several are dead; several more are in jail. Some have seen their lives turned into fodder for bad movies or weekly TV dramas. Others have watched their own children follow in their footsteps. These are the superstars of social consciousness, protesters par excellence whose names became synonymous with the revolutionary spirit of the 1960s--and those who got caught up in the turmoil that followed in the next decade.
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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
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May 9, 1993 |
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.