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November 25, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the sister of the late President Kennedy, who founded the Special Olympics and championed the rights of the mentally retarded, has been hospitalized in Boston. Shriver, 86, was admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital on Nov. 18 and was in fair condition, said a hospital official who did not release further information. Shriver is also the sister of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and the mother of California First Lady Maria Shriver. In June, Gov.
January 18, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Tribune Health
When Sargent Shriver was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2003, he seized the moment as an opportunity to tell the public and help raise awareness of the disease. Shriver died Tuesday at 95. The longtime architect of social change and his wife, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founded the Profiles in Courage Awards that have been presented at the Alzheimer's Assn.'s annual galas since 2004. The association says of his death: "The Shriver family continues to raise awareness about Alzheimer's by contributing to an increased dialogue about the disease among Americans and by encouraging the government to increase their focus on Alzheimer's disease, including vocal support for the National Alzheimer's Project Act, an Alzheimer's Association-supported landmark act signed into law by President Obama in early January.
June 29, 1986
His head thrown back, just like the runners he had seen in "Chariots of Fire," John Weidman was a study in exultation as he neared the finish line in the 200-meter dash. No matter that he finished third in a field of three. The important thing was that the 23-year-old man from Kings County, who has Down's syndrome, finished at all in his first state race. "He usually veers off to one side," explained his proud father as he snapped pictures of the beaming, sweaty athlete.
August 27, 2009 | Robin Abcarian
Like their parents before them, many of the so-called fourth generation of the Kennedy family are public servants, attorneys, authors and activists. They, too, have suffered addiction, divorce and untimely ends. With the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the family patriarch, public attention has naturally turned to the next generation of the family many liken to American royalty. The question on many minds: Will the Kennedys ever produce another political giant? It may not, however, be a question the Kennedys are asking themselves.
September 8, 2008 | Dan Morain, Times Staff Writer
HK Bain was home in suburban Denver last week, hardly paying attention to the television, when he heard a snippet of Sarah Palin's speech to the Republican convention that stopped him in mid-step. "To the families of special-needs children all across this country," Palin said, "I have a message: For years, you sought to make America a more welcoming place for your sons and daughters. I pledge to you that if we are elected, you will have a friend and advocate in the White House."
May 11, 2011 | By Robin Abcarian and Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times
The partnership of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger was a collision of two worlds, an unlikely but watchable match. Twenty five years ago, when they married, Shriver was a child of American Democratic political royalty — pedigreed, pampered and with a professional ambition unusual for the women of her clan. Schwarzenegger was a fading strongman and minor movie actor with immigrant dreams as outlandishly big as his biceps. Schwarzenegger, 63, would go on to world domination — of the cinematic sort, as a top international box office star — and then the California governor's office.
August 26, 2009 | Richard Simon and Claudia Luther
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the Massachusetts Democrat and icon of American liberal politics who was the last surviving brother of a legendary political family, died Tuesday. He was 77. Kennedy died in Hyannis Port, Mass., the Associated Press reported. Kennedy had been in declining health since suffering a seizure in May 2008. Subsequent tests determined that he had a malignant brain tumor, and weeks later he underwent surgery at Duke University Medical Center to remove the tumor.
February 8, 2008
A burst of presidential endorsements has been made by notable members of the extended, politically powerful Kennedy family over the last two weeks. Here's how they stack up: For Barack Obama Caroline Kennedy, daughter of late President John F. Kennedy Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), brother of JFK and late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.), son of Sen.
November 3, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Bobby Shriver, the brother of Maria Shriver and brother-in-law of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, had an early lead Tuesday night among a field of 16 running for four seats on the Santa Monica City Council. What started as a dispute over hedge-trimming turned into a maiden voyage into politics by Shriver, a lawyer and the chairman of the state Park and Recreation Commission. A newcomer to politics at age 50, he arrives with a storied family pedigree. He is the nephew of U.S. Sen. Edward M.
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