August 19, 1986
The only black ever elected to the Utah Senate is seeking the Democratic nomination today to oppose Republican Sen. Jake Garn. State Sen. Terry Williams is opposed by real estate salesman Craig Oliver for the nomination to face Garn, who has no GOP primary opposition in his bid for a third term. In Wyoming, 11 men are competing to succeed Gov. Ed Herschler, who has filed for bankruptcy, listing more than $6 million in debts stemming from a business failure.
May 30, 1991 |
Republican Sen. Jake Garn, who flew aboard a space shuttle and became one of NASA's staunchest champions, said Wednesday that he will retire from politics next year to spend more time with his family. Flanked by his wife, Kathleen, six of seven children and eight of 10 grandchildren, a tearful Garn said he would not seek a fourth term in 1992. "The No. 1 reason I'm not running you see on either side of me," he said at the state Capitol. "While Sen. Jake Garn would like to run again . . .
March 6, 1985 |
Sen. Jake Garn (R-Utah) will be going up in space this month after all. The National Aeronautics and Space Agency today announced a new crew that includes Garn, chairman of the Senate subcommittee that oversees NASA's annual budget, to fly the shuttle Discovery around March 29 on a revised mission.
August 22, 1986 |
Sen. Jake Garn, 53, entered a hospital today for tests to determine his suitability as a kidney donor for his daughter, a diabetic who suffers from progressive kidney failure, officials said. The senator's daughter, Susan Garn Horne, 27, is being treated at Georgetown Hospital in Washington, D.C., which is where the surgery would take place, press secretary Laurie Snow said from Washington. Garn had said earlier that either he or his son could be the donor.
September 9, 1986 |
Sen. Jake Garn entered a hospital today for surgery on Wednesday in which doctors will transplant one of his kidneys to his ailing daughter. Garn, 53, will donate a kidney to Susan Rhae Garn Horne, 27, who suffers from progressive kidney failure due to a diabetic condition. "I am very happy and proud to be the donor," Garn (R-Utah) said before checking into Georgetown University Hospital in Washington. "Her mother carried her for nine months, and I am honored to give her part of me."
April 15, 1985 |
Sen. Jake Garn finally got a little air time Sunday, appearing on television from the space shuttle Discovery wired up for a variety of medical experiments. He described his voyage as "great." The 52-year-old Utah Republican, flying as a congressional observer, had not been heard from Friday and Saturday as the crew launched two satellites. But during a regularly scheduled telecast from the Discovery's lower deck on Sunday, he posed for about a minute with electrodes dotting his forehead.