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April 15, 2014 | Michael Finnegan
Kennedy memorabilia is scattered around Bobby Shriver's campaign headquarters. On one wall hangs a photo of a giant Robert F. Kennedy mural, on another the signed text of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's 1980 speech to the Democratic National Convention: "To Bobby. Christmas. Love, Uncle Ted. " But the former Santa Monica mayor is tired of news stories tagging him as the nephew of President John F. Kennedy. He'd rather be known for getting AIDS medicine to Africa, or producing Christmas albums to raise money for the Special Olympics.
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.
October 1, 2012 | By Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
  SACRAMENTO - Arnold Schwarzenegger said he realized he was the father of his housekeeper's child when the boy reached age 7 or 8 and the resemblance became apparent. Although he never discussed the matter with the boy's mother, who kept the child's paternity secret while continuing to work in the home of Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, he began secretly sending the woman extra money to help care for his son. Those details, revealed during an interview with CBS News' Lesley Stahl on "60 Minutes" on Sunday, were the former governor's first public comments on the affair that grabbed headlines and destroyed his marriage last year.
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 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."
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.
November 20, 1987 | VICTORIA DAWSON, The Washington Post
It's Friday night in a small plane bound for Allentown, Pa., and Eunice Kennedy Shriver is asking questions. She wants to know about Jane Austen, though no subject, it would seem, could be less relevant to Shriver's immediate interests--Special Olympics and the mentally retarded--than a 19th-Century English novelist. But since her questions have brought her to her seatmate's favorite author, she wants to know: What was Jane Austen like? Was she the one with the nasty father?
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.
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.
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