April 10, 1998 |
President Clinton traveled to the tobacco belt Thursday to make a case for landmark legislation likely to shrink the region's lifeblood industry, and he was greeted by an avalanche of anxiety from farmers and employees of tobacco companies. Tobacco farmer Mattie Mack gave the president an earful, telling him that tobacco had paid a lifetime of bills for her family and that she opposes the legislation.
April 8, 1988
A.B. (Happy) Chandler, former baseball commissioner and Kentucky governor, apologized Thursday for a racial slur, but calls continued for his resignation from the University of Kentucky's Board of Trustees. Kentucky's football team halted spring drills for a day to protest Chandler's remark. The team will resume practice today and will participate in a rally calling for Chandler's resignation.
August 29, 1994 |
As a congressman, a state senator and a gubernatorial candidate stood nearby, an effigy of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton was doused with gasoline and burned at a tobacco rally protesting President Clinton's health care plan. "Burn, baby, burn," chanted Stan Arachikavitz, president of the Kentucky Assn. of Tobacco Supporters. About 100 people gathered at twilight Saturday to protest Administration plans to hike cigarette taxes to fund health reform. State Sen.