December 7, 1988 |
A&M Records announced Monday that it has transferred $3 million in proceeds from the 1987 album "A Very Special Christmas" to the Special Olympics. That brings the total the album has raised for the sports organization for the mentally handicapped to $8 million. The album, which features performances of Christmas-themed songs by pop stars including Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, U2 and Whitney Houston, has sold nearly 2 million copies in the U.S. and 800,000 copies in the rest of the world.
July 20, 1990 |
Kennedy matriarch Rose Kennedy, not her husband, got the family into politics, four of her five surviving children say in a story being published Sunday, her 100th birthday. The children told Parade magazine that their father, Joseph P. Kennedy, a businessman and U.S. ambassador to Great Britain, had other concerns besides politics. "Dad was interested in achievement, not necessarily politics," said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.
April 10, 1990 |
Rose Kennedy, who turns 100 on July 22, follows the news on television and radio, enjoys spending time with her family and is "still fussy about the way she looks," according to one of her daughters. "Mother is alert and feels pretty well for 100," Eunice Kennedy Shriver said in an interview with McCall's magazine. "She loves having people around her, and all of us come--the children, the grandchildren and the growing numbers of great-grandchildren." Mrs.
May 20, 1994 |
Among the visitors to former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis before her death on Thursday were: * Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, daughter, and her husband, Edwin Schlossberg. * John F. Kennedy Jr., her son. * Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), brother-in-law, and his wife, Victoria Reggie. * Lee Radziwill Ross, sister. * Rep. Joseph Kennedy (D-Mass.), son of late brother-in-law Robert F. Kennedy. * Ethel Kennedy, Robert Kennedy's widow.
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September 15, 2011 |
Los Angeles has been chosen as host of the 2015 Special Olympics Summer Games, the event's organizers announced Wednesday. Founded more than 40 years ago by the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics is the world's largest athletic competition for the mentally disabled. Organizers said the event will bring about 7,000 athletes and 40,000 volunteers to the region. Timothy Shriver, Eunice's son and chairman of the Special Olympics, announced the news at Staples Center, where some of the games will be held.
December 23, 2010 |
Babies who die from SIDS are 33% more likely to die on New Year's Day than any other day of the year, a new study finds. Researchers say alcohol use the night before by parents or caretakers may play a role in SIDS deaths. The study from UC San Diego examined 129,090 cases of SIDS, or sudden infant death syndrome, between 1973 and 2006 by using data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System. It suggests that caregivers who drink alcohol may not be following "safe sleep" recommendations, such as placing infants on their backs to sleep.
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March 5, 2007 |
Myer Feldman, 92, an attorney and advisor to two presidents, and a founding board member of the Special Olympics, died of heart disease Thursday at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md. Feldman went to work in 1957 as a legislative assistant to John Kennedy, then a young senator from Massachusetts, and became a key advisor as Kennedy prepared to run for the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination.
September 27, 1986
Two years ago, George (Gus) Christie peeled off his leather jacket and motorcycle boots, hoisted the Olympic flame and easily jogged a kilometer near Point Mugu as part of the 15,000-kilometer Olympic Torch Relay. On Friday, Christie, president of the Ventura chapter of the outlaw Hell's Angels motorcycle club, was ordered held without bail pending his trial on charges that he attempted to arrange the killing of an unidentified federal prisoner in Arizona.