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December 7, 2000 | STEVE CARNEY, stevecarney@journalist.com
It doesn't matter who comes out ahead in this year's drawn-out presidential election, as the winner was relegated to second-class status before he ever took office, according to one Web site. The title on the page says it all: "James K. Polk: The Greatest President, Period." "When you think of great presidents, you automatically think Lincoln, Jackson and FDR," said Tom DeRosa, 19, a Rutgers University sophomore who created the site when he was in high school in New Jersey.
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December 7, 2000 | STEVE CARNEY, stevecarney@journalist.com
It doesn't matter who comes out ahead in this year's drawn-out presidential election, as the winner was relegated to second-class status before he ever took office, according to one Web site. The title on the page says it all: "James K. Polk: The Greatest President, Period." "When you think of great presidents, you automatically think Lincoln, Jackson and FDR," said Tom DeRosa, 19, a Rutgers University sophomore who created the site when he was in high school in New Jersey.
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January 26, 1995 | Associated Press
A stamp honoring President James K. Polk will be released Nov. 2l in his native Columbia, Tenn., on the 200th anniversary of his birth, the Postal Service said Monday.
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December 4, 1995 | Associated Press
A stamp issued last month to mark the bicentennial of President James K. Polk's birth is a dud at the stamp window. "It's too bad, but the Polk stamp is pretty drab," said Judy Gurkin of the U.S. Postal Service. "I have not moved the Polk stamp at all, which is a shame, because he was a great man," said Mary Drake, a clerk at Charlotte's downtown post office. Polk was born on a family farm south of Pineville, N.C.
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January 21, 2007 | SWATI PANDEY
President Bush will give his seventh State of the Union address Tuesday. Blogger Chirag Mehta's "tag cloud" ( chir.ag/ phernalia/ preztags) charts frequently used words in past speeches. Following are favored words from some of them. --SWATI PANDEY George W. Bush 2002: "freedom" * Bill Clinton 1998: "families" * George H.W.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Las Flores high school teacher has been reported missing by his wife, police said. Ty C. Watkins, 34, of Mission Viejo, a teacher at Tesoro High School, was last seen Friday about 8:45 a.m. driving north on Antonio Parkway in Rancho Santa Margarita, according to friends and family. Watkins, a former Foothill High School basketball coach, golf coach and teacher, was driving a forest green Toyota truck with license plate 3LDU332, and a rear license frame reading "James K. Polk Still Lives."
NEWS
August 18, 2000
Here's how three psychologists, consulting with historians, classified presidents into eight personality types: * DOMINATORS Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Andrew Johnson, Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, Theodore Roosevelt, Chester A. Arthur * MAINTAINERS George Bush, Harry S. Truman, William McKinley. * INNOCENTS William Howard Taft, Warren G. Harding, Ulysses S. Grant. * INTELLECTUALS Jimmy Carter, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Garfield, Rutherford B. Hayes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1998 | TOM BECKER
On Jan. 13, 1847, American soldier John C. Fremont didn't follow orders and instead helped produce the unofficial end to the Mexican-American War. Lt. Col. Fremont and Mexican Gen. Andres Pico signed the Campo de Cahuenga treaty, ending hostilities between the two nations and setting the wheels in motion for California to become part of the United States. Fremont was arrested and jailed for his actions, and although he was pardoned by President James K.
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July 4, 2008 | Ian Randal Strock, Ian Randal Strock is the author of "The Presidential Book of Lists," which will be published by Villard in December.
1. Who was the youngest president at the time of his inauguration? a. Bill Clinton b. John F. Kennedy c. Theodore Roosevelt d. Thomas Jefferson 2. Which state has the best and which has the worst record when it comes to choosing who ultimately wins in presidential elections? a. Alabama b. Ohio c. Illinois d. Mississippi e. New Mexico f. Florida 3. Which president is the only one to have run unopposed? a. Grover Cleveland b. James Monroe c. Theodore Roosevelt d. Martin Van Buren 4.
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June 30, 1988 | DEBORAH CHRISTENSEN
--He was called Sabat because he was found on a Saturday last November wandering alone near a city park in Ciudad Juarez across the border from El Paso. But Saturday's child, a 9-year-old deaf-mute named Jose de Jesus Garcia Aguilera, was finally reunited with his mother, ending a widely publicized search on both sides of the border for his identity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1992
Enough already about Bill Clinton and the Vietnam draft! The Bush reelection campaign continues to variously assert that a person must have experience in the U.S. military to be a respected and competent commander in chief. In other words, since Bill Clinton did not serve in the Vietnam War he is unqualified to be President; unsuited to make the momentous decision to send American troops into combat. This tired refrain reflects a serious ignorance of American presidential and military history.
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