January 12, 1999 |
Three years after Madalyn Murray O'Hair, the nation's foremost atheist, vanished in a still-unsolved mystery, her diaries are scheduled to be auctioned Jan. 23 to pay creditors and back taxes. The thoughts open a window into the mind of a woman who won the 1963 Supreme Court case barring prayer in public schools and who tried to remove the phrase "In God We Trust" from U.S. currency.
February 3, 1990 |
The Justice Department, seeking to avoid a "constitutional confrontation," asked a federal judge late Friday to delay the deadline for former President Ronald Reagan to turn over parts of his diaries dealing with the Iran-Contra scandal. U.S. District Judge Harold H. Greene had ordered Reagan to turn over by Monday portions of his personal diaries to lawyers for John M. Poindexter, who was Reagan's national security adviser when the scandal broke in November, 1986.
February 9, 1990 |
A federal judge said Thursday that he will consider former President Ronald Reagan's privacy but will ignore issues of diplomacy and national security in deciding whether to require Reagan to turn over excerpts from his White House diaries to Iran-Contra defendant John M. Poindexter. In a five-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Harold H.
April 11, 2011 |
The late Glenn Ford's 8,800-square-foot Beverly Hills mansion has a curious octagon shape that had just one official bedroom -- a huge master bedroom on the main floor. "There are very few right angles in this house," said his only child, 66-year-old Peter Ford, who has lived there with his wife, Lynda, for the last 17 years. They moved in 12 years before Ford's death in 2006 at age 90 to take care of the ailing actor. "The reason was, he didn't want to be fenced in. This house is kind of a metaphor for his life.
July 4, 1992 |
The first complete copy of the diaries of Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's propaganda minister, has been found in Russian archives in Moscow, the Independent newspaper reported Friday. In Moscow, Vladimir Kozlov, deputy chairman of the Russian Archive Committee, said, "Yes, Goebbels' diaries have been found, but we haven't authorized their publication to anybody."
July 9, 1985 |
A West German journalist and a confessed counterfeiter were convicted Monday of the forgery and the multi-million dollar sale of the bogus Hitler diaries to a national magazine that had claimed the documents would require a rewriting of the history of the Nazi era. Reporter Gerd Heidemann, 53, was sentenced to four years and eight months and Nazi memorabilia dealer Konrad Kujau, 47, to four years and six months on charges of fraud at the conclusion of their 11-month trial here.