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May 2, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Most of Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport was open to travelers Thursday except for one terminal that remained closed as officials investigated a shooting that left a gunman seriously wounded. Police and other officers were still at the scene trying to sort through the events that began about 1:30 p.m., John Cannon, a spokesman for the Houston Police Department, said by telephone. A lone gunman was taken to a hospital with “life-threatening injuries,” he said. Dale Howard, who told reporters that he was at the airport to pick up his sister for a family funeral, said he was on the lower level of the terminal when the incident began.
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NEWS
May 1, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
When the doors of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas open to the public today, it will mark the launch of what is expected to be among the top five tourist spots in the Texas city. "It's a beautiful museum on a beautiful campus," Phillip J. Jones, head of the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau , said Tuesday. He said he expects 300,000 to 400,000 travelers will be drawn to the center at Southern Methodist University . But it's not the only new tourism generator in town.
NEWS
April 30, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deals and Travel Blogger
Some tickets are still available for Wednesday's public opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum , on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Tickets are time-stamped for hour of entry, and the 9 a.m. opening hour has sold out, spokesman John Orrell said Monday. However, some times are still available for those who want to be among the first to tour the 14,000-square-foot exhibit space, which is expected to draw at least 400,000 visitors a year.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
The opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas on Thursday may serve as the latest milestone for the former president, but it offered Jon Stewart an opportunity to again lower the boom on one of his favorite targets. The host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" took obvious glee in noting the return of the spotlight to Bush 4½ years after he left office. "Heeeee's back," Stewart said with a wide smile. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments He wondered if Bush during those years had devoted himself to dedicated public service in the tradition of other recent presidents such as Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.
NATIONAL
April 25, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
DALLAS -- When five presidents assembled at Southern Methodist University on Thursday for the dedication of George W. Bush's presidential center they traded wit and smiles, earning approval from the conservative crowd. Bill Clinton joked about getting so chummy with the Bushes, he'd become the black sheep of the family.  “A couple times a year George would call me to talk politics, and when Laura told me all the records were digitized, a chill ran down my spine,” he said to laughter.
NEWS
April 25, 2013 | By Christi Parsons
DALLAS - President Obama praised former President George W. Bush on Thursday for standing tough in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and for his early support for immigration reform, drawing strong allusions to his current challenges as he paid tribute to his predecessor. Speaking at the dedication of the Bush presidential library, Obama said that walking through the building a few minutes before had reminded him “of the incredible strength and resolve that came through that bullhorn as he [Bush]
NATIONAL
April 25, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
  DALLAS -- Wiping away a tear, former President George W. Bush on Thursday dedicated the library, museum and policy center that bear his name. “Oh, happy day,” Bush told the crowd of about 8,000 in the bright Texas sunshine at the campus of Southern Methodist University, home of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. He recited his administration's successes, especially in rallying the nation after the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. “I dedicate this library with an unshakable faith in the future of our country,” Bush said, noting that he had “the honor of a lifetime to lead a country as brave and as noble as the United States.
NATIONAL
April 25, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
DALLAS - The five men who have held the title of president gathered to celebrate the dedication of George W. Bush's presidential library at Southern Methodist University on Thursday, a rare reunion that focused on praising his achievements and made only passing reference to the controversies that divided the country during his administration. Bush, former First Lady Laura Bush, President Obama and all the living ex-presidents - Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and Bush's father, George H.W. Bush - spoke at a gathering that proved far more collegial than their past political disputes.
NATIONAL
April 25, 2013 | By Michael Muskal and Molly Hennessy-Fiske
DALLAS -- Led by the only people who really understand what it means to sit in the Oval Office, the nation commemorated the presidential administration of George W. Bush on Thursday at the dedication of the library, museum and policy center that bears his name. In the bright Texas sunshine, President Obama led four former presidents and an estimated 8,000 people in attendance at Southern Methodist University, home of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. “This is a Texas-sized party,” Obama told the crowd that included foreign dignitaries, U.S. governors and about 2,500 alumni of the administration of the nation's 43rd president.
NEWS
April 25, 2013 | By Christi Parsons
DALLAS -- President Obama is in the heart of George W. Bush country to pay tribute to the former president he describes as “concerned about all people in America, not just those who voted Republican. " Obama kicked off his Texas visit at a fundraiser where he urged wealthy donors to help elect Democrats for the good of the country, but Obama was complimentary of his Republican predecessor as he prepared to attend the opening of the Bush presidential library on Thursday. “One of the things I will insist upon is, whatever our political differences, President Bush loves this country and loves its people,” Obama told the donors late Wednesday.
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