December 29, 2007 |
During her years in self-exile, Benazir Bhutto had a soaring white marble mausoleum built in the fields outside her ancestral village to honor her slain father. On Friday, she was buried there beside him. Amid tumultuous scenes of grief, Bhutto's plain wooden coffin, draped in the red, green and black flag of her Pakistan People's Party, was borne by ambulance from the family residence to the tomb.
November 15, 1992 |
The people of Czechoslovakia paid their last respects Saturday to Alexander Dubcek, whose 1968 bid to reform communism is admired in an age when the communist system is passing into history. The 70-year-old Dubcek died Nov. 7, six weeks after his chauffeur-driven car skidded off a rain-slick highway en route to Prague for a meeting of the federal Parliament. It was his brave attempt to reshape communism while party leader in 1968 for which Czechoslovaks honored him.
September 4, 1997 |
Princess Diana's funeral Saturday will be broadcast live by the major television networks in the United States, with most starting coverage before dawn. The ceremony at Westminster Abbey begins at 11 a.m. in London, which is 3 a.m. in Los Angeles. CNN and Fox News Channel will begin coverage at 1 a.m. with ABC starting at 2 a.m. NBC will come on the air between 1 and 2 a.m. CBS plans to begin coverage at 2 a.m. NBC's cable affiliate, MSNBC, plans to start at 9 p.m.
March 28, 2006 |
Flanked by National Guardsmen and veterans of all ages, Gov. Ernie Fletcher signed a law in Frankfort to force protesters to keep their distance from military funerals. The measure is aimed at members of Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., who have demonstrated at funerals around the country. Carrying signs with slogans such as "God Hates Fags," the protesters claim that U.S. soldiers are dying because God is punishing America for tolerating homosexuality.
May 29, 2011 |
As 200-mph tornado winds bore down on the Joplin Home Depot near here a week ago, the floor manager ordered customers and employees into the back of the store. At the last minute, though, desperate people still in the parking lot were trying to find a way in. "There were people tapping at the door," branch manager Steve Cope said. Electrical department manager M. Dean Wells let them in, herded them back toward a safer area, then helped others in, about a dozen in all. He was near the front of the store when a massive, prefabricated concrete wall collapsed on him and on a father and two young girls whom Wells had just ushered in. Photos: Tornadoes plague Midwest By the time it was over, the bulk of the massive warehouse was little more than a pile of twisted metal and concrete.
May 25, 2006 |
Demonstrators would be barred from disrupting military funerals at national cemeteries under legislation approved by Congress and sent to the White House. The measure, passed by voice vote in the House hours after the Senate acted, specifically targets a Kansas church group that has staged protests at military funerals around the country, claiming that the deaths were a sign of God's anger at U.S. tolerance of homosexuals.
June 1, 1997 |
Residents of Jarrell faced a sad schedule: travel to Georgetown, 14 miles away, to attend three funerals, one after another, for 10 former neighbors killed by Tuesday's tornado. At the Georgetown Church of the Nazarene they remembered Vicki Kehl Taylor, 36, and her 16-year-old son, Johnathan Lyle Kehl.
March 9, 2006 |
A small church known for its anti-gay protests said it would still picket on the day of soldiers' funerals but wouldn't violate new state laws that limit when and where such demonstrations take place. "We obey the law," said Shirley Phelps-Roper, a lawyer and member of Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, a fundamentalist congregation headed by her father, the Rev. Fred Phelps.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1993
Families of three teen-agers killed in a car accident Friday have started a fund to help pay for the funerals. William Picor, 17, Joane Bryant, 16, and Nora Busteed, 18, all Carson residents and students at Carson High School, survived a car crash on the San Diego Freeway in Westminster but were killed as they ran across the road to get help for their friends. Donations should be sent to the Picor-Bryant-Busteed Funeral Fund at First Interstate Bank, 2173 W. Lomita Blvd., Lomita, Calif. 90717.
January 4, 1998 |
She raced to the hearse as it pulled up to Our Lady of Victory Church just after 10 a.m. Saturday and opened the vehicle's back door. For a moment, it was as if 29-year-old Rory Kennedy planned single-handedly to carry her brother Michael's heavy mahogany coffin into the gray and white church where, for years, the Kennedy family has worshiped in the happy days of summer. But just as swiftly, the youngest of Robert F.