November 15, 2004 |
More than 30,000 people are expected Thursday when former President Clinton opens his $165-million presidential library, and civic leaders say the campus is already functioning as a catalyst for a renaissance here, helping to spur a building boom. The presidential library -- the nation's 12th, and the largest private development in Little Rock history -- has been built on a 30-acre site that had housed abandoned warehouses and trash for as long as anyone can remember.
August 20, 2004 |
To celebrate Bill Clinton's 58th birthday, a time capsule holding the former president's memoirs, along with DVDs, a cellphone and campaign buttons, was buried in front of the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock. The stainless steel capsule, which will be opened in 100 years, also includes 3,000 messages from residents of all 50 states and letters from Clinton and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York.
July 27, 2004 |
Former President Clinton is sending 125,000 invitations to the Nov. 18 opening of his library and museum in Little Rock, Ark. Skip Rutherford, the head of the foundation directing library operations, said the invitations should go out in early August, but it's not expected that everyone who receives one will show up. Still, "it will be a tight fit," Rutherford said.
December 6, 2001 |
With a golden shovel full of dirt, Bill Clinton broke ground Wednesday on a presidential library that promises to document both his triumphs and scandals. "The impeachment? Absolutely," Clinton said. "What I did wrong is a matter of record, but what I want is the whole record out." Clinton was impeached by the House in December 1998 on two articles of perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with his affair with White House intern Monica S. Lewinsky.
November 23, 2001 |
Despite objections from historic preservation groups, a century-old freight station in Little Rock was razed to make way for the Clinton Presidential Library. Historic preservationists sued to block the demolition of the Choctaw freight terminal. The groups contended the city, the foundation that is building the library complex and federal officials violated the law by not considering the project's effect on historic properties.
October 26, 2001 |
The city properly seized a parcel of land to be part of Bill Clinton's presidential library, the city attorney argued Thursday before the Arkansas Supreme Court. But the landowner's attorney, Christopher Parker, told the justices that the city, in its early dealings, did not clearly state how the land would be used. "How can you engage in subterfuge?" Justice Donald Corbin asked. "Surely the landowner . . . has some say in what this property was to be used for." Eugene Pfeifer III, who owned 2.