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August 24, 1988 | Associated Press
Joan Kennedy, the former wife of U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, on Tuesday was placed on probation for one year and lost her driver's license for 45 days after she did not contest a charge of drunk driving. Joan Kennedy, 51, appeared briefly in Barnstable District Court and acknowledged that "there are sufficient facts for a finding of guilty. It's like offering no defense," prosecutor Richard Piazza said.
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September 18, 2011 | Times staff and wire reports
Kara Kennedy, the oldest child of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, died Friday at a Washington, D.C.-area health club after her daily workout, said her brother Patrick. She was 51. "She's with Dad," said her brother, a former congressman from Rhode Island. Their father, who had a malignant brain tumor, died in 2009 at age 77 . She was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2002, and doctors removed a malignant tumor the next year. Patrick Kennedy said she loved to exercise but the cancer treatment "took quite a toll on her" and "her heart gave out. " Her mother, Joan Kennedy, told the Boston Globe that Kara's death was "such a shock because she was in such good health.
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NATIONAL
June 13, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Joan Kennedy, 68, reportedly reached a settlement with her children that calls for two trustees to manage her estate, while a guardian supervises her personal affairs. The settlement also calls for the former wife of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) to enter a program to treat her alcoholism, a source close to the case said. In March, Joan Kennedy was hospitalized with a concussion and broken shoulder after she was found sprawled on a Boston sidewalk.
OPINION
May 5, 2007
Re "Salton Sea is at a crucial juncture," April 30 The state proposal to spend $6 billion to reduce the Salton Sea's size and salinity and build ponds for habitat restoration is a huge waste of taxpayers' money. The sea is the result of an accidental Colorado River levee breach, not a natural body of water. It should be allowed to dry up and let nature take its course. That much money could fund healthcare for many Californians. JOAN KENNEDY Fullerton The state Department of Water Resources' draft plan will cost $6 billion over 75 years.
NATIONAL
October 13, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Joan Kennedy, former wife of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and mother of Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.), was recovering from breast cancer surgery. Kennedy, 69, underwent a lumpectomy at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, said a person close to the family who, at the family's request, spoke on the condition of anonymity. The surgery comes months after a legal battle with her children, who argued she was unfit to care for herself because of chronic alcoholism.
NEWS
July 7, 1988 | United Press International
Joan Kennedy, the ex-wife of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), was arraigned on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol after her car hit a chain-link fence along a Cape Cod beach road, authorities said today. She was driving a 1985 blue Buick along Craigville Beach Road in Centerville when she hit the fence at about 8 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
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August 29, 1993 | MARY JANE ALEXANDER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
I'm going to have my first child any day now. Girl or boy? My husband and I haven't tried to find out. We're more concerned about which ancestors the baby might take after. Will the child be curious or quiet? Tall or short? Witch or warlock? Witch or warlock? Well, we're not terribly concerned, to tell the truth, but I admit I was astonished to discover not long ago that 300-year-old witch skeletons hung--literally--from my husband's family tree.
NEWS
November 26, 1992 | ROBERTA W. COFFEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Joan Kennedy opens the door wearing a blue jogging suit and no makeup. She settles into a chintz sofa beside windows overlooking the Charles River. At her elbow, a shelf holds books written and signed by friends such as the late Carl Sandburg and Norman Mailer. Photographs crowd the piano top. There's Joan, singing Christmas carols with the Kennedy family at Hyannisport. There she is dancing with Jack Kennedy at her wedding, while Bobby asks to cut in. Since her 1981 divorce from Sen.
OPINION
May 5, 2007
Re "Salton Sea is at a crucial juncture," April 30 The state proposal to spend $6 billion to reduce the Salton Sea's size and salinity and build ponds for habitat restoration is a huge waste of taxpayers' money. The sea is the result of an accidental Colorado River levee breach, not a natural body of water. It should be allowed to dry up and let nature take its course. That much money could fund healthcare for many Californians. JOAN KENNEDY Fullerton The state Department of Water Resources' draft plan will cost $6 billion over 75 years.
NATIONAL
March 31, 2005 | From Associated Press
Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.) ruled out a run for the Senate in 2006 on Wednesday, saying he could better serve his constituents by staying in the House and serving on the Appropriations Committee. Kennedy has been in Boston caring for his mother, Joan Kennedy, who was hospitalized with a concussion and a broken shoulder after a passer-by found her lying in a street Tuesday. Kennedy's mother, the former wife of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.
OPINION
December 31, 2005
Re "Puzzling out a park," Current, Dec. 25 Thank you for your continued focus on parks and open space in our city. This series of articles, and professor Martin Kaplan's efforts to stimulate debate over the future Grand Avenue park, are important and laudable efforts ("When a riot is a good thing," Dec. 25). But whatever it ends up looking like, it will not succeed as a regional landmark and resource unless it is accessible to the public; it needs to be in a place that people want to visit and can get to fairly easily.
NATIONAL
October 13, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Joan Kennedy, former wife of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and mother of Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.), was recovering from breast cancer surgery. Kennedy, 69, underwent a lumpectomy at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, said a person close to the family who, at the family's request, spoke on the condition of anonymity. The surgery comes months after a legal battle with her children, who argued she was unfit to care for herself because of chronic alcoholism.
NATIONAL
June 13, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Joan Kennedy, 68, reportedly reached a settlement with her children that calls for two trustees to manage her estate, while a guardian supervises her personal affairs. The settlement also calls for the former wife of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) to enter a program to treat her alcoholism, a source close to the case said. In March, Joan Kennedy was hospitalized with a concussion and broken shoulder after she was found sprawled on a Boston sidewalk.
NATIONAL
March 31, 2005 | From Associated Press
Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.) ruled out a run for the Senate in 2006 on Wednesday, saying he could better serve his constituents by staying in the House and serving on the Appropriations Committee. Kennedy has been in Boston caring for his mother, Joan Kennedy, who was hospitalized with a concussion and a broken shoulder after a passer-by found her lying in a street Tuesday. Kennedy's mother, the former wife of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.
NEWS
August 29, 1993 | MARY JANE ALEXANDER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
I'm going to have my first child any day now. Girl or boy? My husband and I haven't tried to find out. We're more concerned about which ancestors the baby might take after. Will the child be curious or quiet? Tall or short? Witch or warlock? Witch or warlock? Well, we're not terribly concerned, to tell the truth, but I admit I was astonished to discover not long ago that 300-year-old witch skeletons hung--literally--from my husband's family tree.
NEWS
November 29, 1992 | MARY CAMPBELL, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Joan Kennedy remembers the piano which she met at age 5. With gratefulness. She played piano for Jack Kennedy, her former husband's brother, during his campaign for President. In 1968, she played piano for brother-in-law husband Robert F. Kennedy when he ran for President. "He took me with him and encouraged me," she says. "He had a theme, 'This Land Is Your Land,' the Woody Guthrie song. I'd play that on the piano and everybody would come in, feeling really great about everything.
NEWS
July 7, 1985 | JAMES MARNELL
--Newlyweds Michael and Judy Brown of Miami have finally got their act together. They're trying again to finish their honeymoon, after the first one was interrupted when TWA Flight 847, en route from Athens to Rome, was hijacked June 14. Judy, 25, was released the day after the hijacking, but Michael, 27, spent 17 days in Beirut, Lebanon. Now in happier environs, the couple checked into the Fountainbleu Hilton in Miami Beach, as guests of the hotel for the weekend.
OPINION
December 31, 2005
Re "Puzzling out a park," Current, Dec. 25 Thank you for your continued focus on parks and open space in our city. This series of articles, and professor Martin Kaplan's efforts to stimulate debate over the future Grand Avenue park, are important and laudable efforts ("When a riot is a good thing," Dec. 25). But whatever it ends up looking like, it will not succeed as a regional landmark and resource unless it is accessible to the public; it needs to be in a place that people want to visit and can get to fairly easily.
NEWS
November 26, 1992 | ROBERTA W. COFFEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Joan Kennedy opens the door wearing a blue jogging suit and no makeup. She settles into a chintz sofa beside windows overlooking the Charles River. At her elbow, a shelf holds books written and signed by friends such as the late Carl Sandburg and Norman Mailer. Photographs crowd the piano top. There's Joan, singing Christmas carols with the Kennedy family at Hyannisport. There she is dancing with Jack Kennedy at her wedding, while Bobby asks to cut in. Since her 1981 divorce from Sen.
NEWS
March 15, 1992 | From The Washington Post
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) on Saturday announced plans to marry Washington lawyer Victoria Reggie, 38, a divorced mother of two and a family friend. In a statement released by his office, Kennedy, 60, said: "I've known her for many years. We began dating last June, and she has brought enormous happiness into my life. I look forward to our marriage and our life together." The wedding will take place at an unspecified date later this year.
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