January 20, 1992
How does Mosk hope to persuade anyone over age 10 that there is nothing to hide regarding J.F.K. when we can't see all the evidence until 2029? I am 63 years old. In 2029, I'll be 101 or not here at all. MARIO A. PETACCIA Tallahassee, Fla.
November 22, 2013 |
I am one of those who can easily answer the most singular question of my generation: “Where were you when John F. Kennedy was assassinated?” On this day exactly 50 years ago, I was a seventh-grader at R.H. Thomson Junior High School in Seattle. I was walking from the band room to another class when I saw a boy running in my direction through the crowded hallway. He was shouting something like, “They got him! They shot that bastard Kennedy!” I remember the kid's face was filled with a menacing glee.
June 9, 2007
Re "Arrests made in alleged JFK plot," June 3 I think we need to address why we have terrorists or terrorist organizations within our hemisphere. We have managed to alienate people in our own backyard. This is a dangerous precedent that should not be overlooked. The Monroe Doctrine stated that we oversee this hemisphere, yet we have failed, allowing the doctrine to become nothing more than an empty policy. TRAVIS GREEN Memphis So much for the Republican mantra: "If we don't fight them over there, we'll have to fight them over here."
September 3, 2013 |
Geraldo Rivera's semi-nude selfie, which he tweeted in July, has come back to cost him a college speaking engagement. And the Fox News personality isn't pleased about it. Rivera was expected to participate in a panel discussion about the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination at Duquesne University in October, but according to the news host, his participation in the event was canceled by the university. On Friday, Rivera tweeted , "Just heard Duquesne Univ cancelled my appearance at JFK assassination panel because of 'selfie'.
June 1, 1997
George C. Herring's review (Book Review, May 11) applauds Robert Schulzinger's attack on my film "JFK" as "grotesquely fictionalized" and asserts "There is not one shred of evidence that JFK planned to extricate the United States [from Vietnam]." Not true. Whether it is the stark difference between John F. Kennedy's National Security Action Memorandum 263, ordering the first withdrawal of 1,000 American advisors and Lyndon Johnson's reversal of that order in NSAM 273; or career military historian John Newman's well-researched book, "JFK and Vietnam"; or Robert McNamara's recent apologia, there is ample evidence that Kennedy was prepared to reverse course and extricate the United States from Vietnam.
November 24, 2013 |
Four people were shot to death and a fifth was wounded after a man opened fire inside an Oklahoma home Saturday night, police said. Tulsa authorities were still hunting Sunday for the man thought to be responsible. Officials suspect he was familiar with the home. Police did not give a possible motive for the attack. The five victims had gathered in a garage that had been converted to a bedroom, the Tulsa Police Department said in a statement. The garage was "cluttered with items that made the living area very small and compact," police said.
July 25, 2013 |
Ashton Kutcher plays Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic “Jobs,” and Wednesday on “The Tonight Show” he had high praise for the late tech mogul. Kutcher recalled how he missed an opportunity to meet Jobs about six months before he passed away - something that he now regrets. “In hindsight I look back and think I had the opportunity to meet the Leonardo da Vinci of our generation, and I missed it. That really affected my decision to take on the role,” he said, likening his own experience of Jobs' passing to that of JFK. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times After returning home, Kutcher went to his computer, where the realization dawned on him “that all the relationships I have in my life are held together by glue that he laid down.” “I realize that I'd taken for granted the contribution that he actually gave to society.
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February 19, 1992
The cynical tone of Art Pine's article on the secret John F. Kennedy files is hard to stomach ("Film Launches Call to Open Secret J.F.K. Files," Feb. 12). He smugly asserts that I have "bent facts" and "spread misinformation" in my film "JFK" without really bothering to investigate the claims of the film. His only specific example of my "misinformation" is a quote from a National Archives official saying that the President's brain is not missing from the archives, that they never had possession of it. The truth is the autopsy materials, including the brain, were turned over to the archives in 1966, whereupon it was discovered that several items on the inventory list, including the brain, were missing--they never reached the archives.