April 19, 1991 |
Former President Ronald Reagan was given the International Swimming Hall of Fame's gold medallion achievement award at his office in Century City. Reagan is a former pool lifeguard and swimmer at Eureka College in Eureka, Ill.
September 13, 2001 |
The Ronald Reagan Peace Garden, which was built to mark the end of the Cold War and memorialize its threat to the nation's security, became a place of mourning in Eureka as that security was shattered by terrorism. Candles burned at the base of the monument built by Eureka College, where Reagan graduated in 1932. The retaining wall is plastered with notes students and others wrote about the attacks.
September 1, 1991 |
The record company executives loved it. Tom Vaughn had just cut his first album and was headlining at the Newport Jazz Festival. The beauty of it was that this pianist was also an honest-to-God Episcopalian priest. Father Tom Vaughn. A man of the cloth in a world of smoky clubs and street slang. A gimmick like that sells records like you wouldn't believe. The executives had Vaughn booked for club dates and television appearances a year in advance. Then he screwed it all up.
November 16, 1989 |
Former President Ronald Reagan, his hair as closely cropped as that of the cadets he was addressing, told America's future military leaders at the U.S. Military Academy today that they "are keepers of the peace." "My service record certainly can't explain my presence here," Reagan said prior to receiving the Sylvanus Thayer Award before the academy's 4,400 cadets, West Point staff and others.
April 14, 1987 |
President Reagan and his wife, Nancy, paid $123,517 in taxes on an adjusted gross income of $336,640 in 1986, according to a copy of the pair's tax return. The Reagans' tax form, which they signed Monday and which the White House press office made available to reporters today, shows the Reagans got a tax refund of about $31,000. They set aside $15,000 of the refund to apply to 1987, the forms showed.
June 13, 2004
Max Boot and Michael Ramirez (June 10 commentary and editorial cartoon) both try to draw comparisons between Ronald Reagan and George Bush, based largely on some policy similarities. But they are ignoring a crucial aspect of Reagan's personal appeal over the years, even to those who disagreed with his politics: He was honest and humble about himself. Reagan connected with the common man because that's what he was. He was born poor but built a decades-long career in entertainment and politics.