January 13, 1993
The nation's capital will be bursting in song Inauguration Week, with voices to accommodate almost every musical taste--from pop diva Barbra Streisand to soprano Kathleen Battle to the R&B group Boyz II Men. Here are the events featuring the biggest names: Sunday: "An American Reunion: The People's Inaugural Celebration," a free concert at the Lincoln Memorial, on HBO, 8-10 p.m., Quincy Jones producing.
January 4, 2001 |
The Presidential Inaugural Committee set up a hotline Wednesday that provides general information about inauguration activities. But you'll need a fax machine if you want to order tickets to certain events--and inaugural organizers still don't know how many tickets will be available to the general public. The hotline is (202) 484-1771. The fax numbers for ordering tickets are (202) 772-0410 and (202) 772-0405.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 2007 |
Following his doctor's advice, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger canceled plans to attend a pair of events today that are part of his two-day inaugural celebration. In taking the step, Schwarzenegger's office is acknowledging that his broken leg may interfere more with his schedule than aides previously had suggested. The governor, who has barely been out in public since he fractured his right femur while skiing Dec. 23, was supposed to appear today at an inauguration kickoff on the Capitol lawn.
June 21, 1990 |
Former Communist Ion Iliescu pledged Wednesday to be a democratic president of reconciliation, but the United States boycotted his inauguration to protest his role in violent attacks on opposition figures. The capital was generally quiet after a tumultuous week of anti-government riots, mob rule by loyalist miners and a crackdown on dissenters.
January 8, 1989 |
The California Raisins, those wildly successful animated celebrities who promote one of the state's biggest cash crops, will not, as widely announced, be dancing in George Bush's inaugural parade after all. The wrinkled mascots have been caught in a mild rhubarb. The shriveled television stars were billed this week by Bush's parade coordinators as prominent characters in the 78-float parade after the swearing-in Jan. 20.
January 20, 1997
Television will be out in full force today to cover Bill Clinton's second inauguration as president of the United States. Most stations will begin their live coverage at 8 a.m. (PST) to catch some of the early musical program, followed by the formal ceremony at the Capitol, featuring Clinton and Vice President Al Gore taking their oath of office and the inaugural address by Clinton.
November 27, 1996 |
They lavished $100,000 gifts and loans on President Clinton to help stage his first inaugural bash. Then many of these wealthy benefactors reaped their rewards, from White House dinners to government appointments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1989
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors canceled its meeting next week because the board's three-member Republican majority will be attending inaugural festivities for President-elect Bush. A quorum of the five-member board is needed to convene a meeting.
January 17, 1993 |
Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly handed out 150 pairs of long johns Friday to a District of Columbia school for its band's inaugural strut down Pennsylvania Avenue. The underwear was donated to Lemon G. Hine Junior High School by the J.E. Morgan Co. A 1991 fire destroyed uniforms, sheet music and other items. Students raised money to rebuild the program but couldn't afford long johns for the parade.
January 20, 1989 |
With the eight years of the Ronald Reagan presidency at an end, George Bush, in a solemn and celebratory rite as old as the Republic, becomes the 41st President of the United States today. The President-elect spent 15 minutes Thursday with Reagan in the Oval Office, bidding a private farewell to the man, he said, "whose shoes are going to be pretty darn hard to fill."