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October 24, 1987
As I see the face of Vice President George Bush peering intently at Jessica McClure in her hospital bed, and witness the energy and caring of the country during this drama, I think of the thousands of poor and homeless spawned by this Administration. Countless little children will never benefit from such loving gazes, or have adequate medical care. As Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) reminded us at the outset of the Judge Robert Bork confirmation hearings, thousands will die from the neglects of the current Administration.
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October 16, 2012 | By Amy Hubbard
It was Oct. 16, 1987, when a toddler who would become known as Baby Jessica was pulled from a Texas well and cheers erupted throughout the country. Events that unite a nation -- particularly those with a happy ending -- are rare, and the rescue of Jessica McClure, 18 months, was one of those. As the Los Angeles Times wrote at the time, hundreds of bone-weary rescuers and onlookers cheered in triumph when the girl was pulled out of an abandoned well after a 58 1/2-hour ordeal.
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NEWS
May 24, 1995 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Slumped in front of the TV, Robert O'Donnell watched the images flash by like his own life on rapid rewind. Weary firefighters. Wounded babies. A harrowing race against the clock. The scene happened to be Oklahoma City, but it was all too familiar, a traumatic reminder of the starring role O'Donnell once played in another rescue that touched the nation's heart.
NEWS
May 24, 1995 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Slumped in front of the TV, Robert O'Donnell watched the images flash by like his own life on rapid rewind. Weary firefighters. Wounded babies. A harrowing race against the clock. The scene happened to be Oklahoma City, but it was all too familiar, a traumatic reminder of the starring role O'Donnell once played in another rescue that touched the nation's heart.
NEWS
October 17, 1987 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, Times Staff Writer
As hundreds of bone-weary rescuers and onlookers cheered in jubilation, 18-month-old Jessica McClure was pulled to safety Friday night, 58 1/2 hours after she fell into an abandoned well. The toddler, whose plight rallied this oil town and brought on a massive rescue effort that stretched over three days, was brought to the surface at 5:55 p.m. PDT by crane operators who delicately raised her from below ground.
NATIONAL
October 16, 2012 | By Amy Hubbard
It was Oct. 16, 1987, when a toddler who would become known as Baby Jessica was pulled from a Texas well and cheers erupted throughout the country. Events that unite a nation -- particularly those with a happy ending -- are rare, and the rescue of Jessica McClure, 18 months, was one of those. As the Los Angeles Times wrote at the time, hundreds of bone-weary rescuers and onlookers cheered in triumph when the girl was pulled out of an abandoned well after a 58 1/2-hour ordeal.
NEWS
May 23, 1989 | From Times wire services
ABC's docudrama re-creating the rescue of Jessica McClure from an abandoned well in Texas was the most-watched program last week but NBC pushed its ratings victory streak to 48 straight weeks, according to Nielsen ratings released today. "Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure" was first in the Nielsens for the week ended May 21. The ABC Sunday night movie knocked the two-hour wrap-up of NBC's "Miami Vice" to 21st place. The CBS movie "Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All," competing in the same time slot, was in 27th place.
NEWS
October 29, 1987 | Associated Press
On a day named for Jessica McClure, the men and women who helped rescue the toddler from an abandoned well will be honored with a parade, speeches and an Air Force formation salute. In proclaiming today Jessica McClure Day, Gov. Bill Clements said Wednesday that "Texans . . . continue to marvel at the strength and resolve evidenced by Jessica McClure and her rescuers before and after her dramatic rescue.
NEWS
November 5, 1987
Doctors in Midland, Tex., operated on Jessica McClure, amputating the little toe on her right foot and inserting special skin stretchers on her forehead to repair a wound she suffered when trapped for 58 hours in a dry water well. The 19-month-old girl's first plastic surgery lasted about four hours, hospital spokeswoman Sue Ristom said.
NEWS
November 2, 1989 | From Associated Press
Jessica McClure, the toddler pulled from an abandoned well two years ago as the nation watched rescuers struggle for 58 hours, is now 3 years old and capable of stealing the spotlight from even President Bush. Bush scooped the Midland, Tex., girl into his arms Wednesday during a White House ceremony honoring Sioux City, Iowa, for its response to the crash of a United Airlines jumbo jet last July 19.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 1989
The recent television dramatization of Jessica McClure's rescue from a well in the yard of her child care provider overlooked a major point--this near-tragedy should never have occurred. Jessica, like hundreds of other children in California and elsewhere, was injured at an unregulated, unlicensed child-care facility. Sometimes lost in such dramas is the fact that there are no national standards to regulate child-care quality. As Congress continues to debate the merits of child-care legislation, we cannot forget that while the availability and cost of child care are pocketbook concerns for every parent, licensing and safety standards are truly life-and-death issues.
NEWS
May 23, 1989 | From Times wire services
ABC's docudrama re-creating the rescue of Jessica McClure from an abandoned well in Texas was the most-watched program last week but NBC pushed its ratings victory streak to 48 straight weeks, according to Nielsen ratings released today. "Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure" was first in the Nielsens for the week ended May 21. The ABC Sunday night movie knocked the two-hour wrap-up of NBC's "Miami Vice" to 21st place. The CBS movie "Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All," competing in the same time slot, was in 27th place.
NEWS
May 21, 1989
It was a crisis that captured the concern of the country. "Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure" follows the 1987 story of the 18-month-old child who was trapped in an abandoned well in Midland, Texas. The two-hour ABC TV movie airs Sunday at 9 p.m. on Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42. Roxana Zal, at the center of the chaotic scene on the cover, plays Jessica's mother, with Will Oldham as her father and Patty Duke as the Victims' Assistance Volunteer who comforted them during the 58-hour ordeal.
NEWS
October 16, 1988 | DAVE JOHNSON
--A happy, squirming Jessica McClure unveiled a bronze plaque in Midland, Tex., that commemorates her dramatic rescue one year ago from an abandoned well where she had been stuck for 58 hours. About 150 people crowded in to see artist Mary Griffith's 4-by-6-foot bas relief at a community center. The work depicts Baby Jessica, now 2 1/2, and the smiling, dusty faces of rescue workers at the moment she was pulled from the well.
NEWS
January 13, 1988
An aunt of Jessica McClure, the child who was trapped in an abandoned well in Midland, Tex., for 58 hours, denied claims by the state that she was negligent in caring for her niece or ran an unlicensed day-care center. A letter claiming that Jamie Moore, Jessica's aunt, and the child's mother, Reba McClure, failed to supervise the toddler adequately before the Oct. 14 accident was mailed to Moore on Oct. 30, said Carolyn Langendorf of the state Human Resources Department in El Paso.
NEWS
October 29, 1987 | Associated Press
On a day named for Jessica McClure, the men and women who helped rescue the toddler from an abandoned well will be honored with a parade, speeches and an Air Force formation salute. In proclaiming today Jessica McClure Day, Gov. Bill Clements said Wednesday that "Texans . . . continue to marvel at the strength and resolve evidenced by Jessica McClure and her rescuers before and after her dramatic rescue.
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