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June 20, 2000 | From Associated Press
In his 38 years of life, John F. Kennedy Jr. was the target of at least three kidnapping threats--the latest just four years before he died in a plane crash, according to FBI records released Monday. The first one, confirmed by the U.S. government, occurred more than two decades ago when Kennedy was still in elementary school. The 162 newly released records, which Associated Press obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, contain sketchy details about two more threats.
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BUSINESS
January 5, 2001 | Reuters
George, the political magazine founded by John F. Kennedy Jr., will cease publication in March, the publisher said. The magazine has a circulation of 500,000, but couldn't attract enough advertising to stay afloat, said French conglomerate Lagardere's magazine publishing arm, Hachette Filipacchi Magazines. "The recent softening of the ad market has only compounded George's situation," Hachette Chief Executive Jack Kliger said. About 40 staff members will be affected by the shutdown.
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NEWS
July 25, 1999 | From Associated Press
Two flatbed trucks under police escort transported wreckage from the John F. Kennedy Jr. plane crash to a Coast Guard hangar here, where it will be examined in detail by federal investigators. Kennedy's single-engine Piper Saratoga, described as "twisted metal," arrived late Friday night, a Coast Guard official said.
NEWS
August 20, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
President Kennedy died when his son John F. Kennedy Jr. was just a toddler, but a bronze statue will picture an imaginary moment the two might have shared as adults. The $300,000 statue will depict the two men walking along a beach, with Kennedy's arm around his son's shoulder. The Barnstable Town Council approved a request by the Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce to place the statue on town land, perhaps as soon as the fall of 2001.
NEWS
July 24, 1999 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To the accompaniment of gospel and reggae music, and to the words of Shakespeare and Irish bards, family and friends bade a final farewell Friday to John F. Kennedy Jr., remembered by his uncle as a young man of wit and grace who, like his father, "had every gift but length of years." Continuing a sad tradition that has seen him take charge through decades of family tragedy, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.
NEWS
July 22, 1999 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The search for the remains of John F. Kennedy Jr. in the waters off Martha's Vineyard, Mass., was more aggressive and sophisticated than efforts usually launched for average citizens. But federal officials said that--at least in the early days when the focus was on finding survivors from Kennedy's missing plane--the mission essentially was like thousands of others. "Until just a couple of days ago . . .
NEWS
July 21, 1999 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In so many ways, she stands apart. Three years older, almost to the day, than the brother who perished last weekend when his plane crashed into the sea off Martha's Vineyard, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg is--by careful design and assiduous practice--the least-known member of her immediate family. While her brother seemed to move smoothly past the curiosity and the cameras that followed him, she is panther-like in her determination to dwell outside the spotlight.
NEWS
September 25, 1999 | From Reuters
The late John F. Kennedy Jr. left his personal effects to the children of his sister, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, according to his will, made public Friday. The will, signed by Kennedy on Dec. 19, 1997, states the value of his property as "greater than $1 million." Kennedy's wealth has been estimated at $50 million. Kennedy, his wife, Carolyn Bessette, and her sister Lauren Bessette were killed when the plane he was piloting plunged into the Atlantic Ocean July 16.
NEWS
July 23, 1999 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In death, John F. Kennedy Jr. proved to be that rarest of celebrity: one who unleashes a national outpouring of shared grief. Celebrities lurk in front of every camera in this era of 500 cable television channels, but those whose deaths became occasions for spontaneous demonstrations of emotion in recent decades can be counted on one's fingers--and most of them are Kennedys. Princess Diana was the most recent before John Kennedy Jr. In the 1960s, his father and uncle, John F.
NEWS
July 23, 1999 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a simple, solemn ceremony aboard a Navy destroyer, the ashes of John F. Kennedy Jr., Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and Lauren Bessette were committed to the ocean Thursday morning, not far from where they died last week when their private plane spiraled into the sea. About 15 Kennedy and Bessette family members were present for the somber farewell on the deck of the Briscoe, about five miles off Martha's Vineyard.
NEWS
July 7, 2000 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John F. Kennedy Jr. turned down an offer by one of his flying instructors to accompany him the night of his doomed flight to Martha's Vineyard, saying that he "wanted to do it alone," federal investigators reported Thursday.
NEWS
June 23, 2000 | Associated Press
Federal investigators have concluded pilot error caused the plane crash that killed John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife and his sister-in-law, NBC News reported Thursday. The National Transportation Safety Board is finalizing its report, which is expected to be released in the next several weeks, according to the network.
NEWS
June 20, 2000 | From Associated Press
In his 38 years of life, John F. Kennedy Jr. was the target of at least three kidnapping threats--the latest just four years before he died in a plane crash, according to FBI records released Monday. The first one, confirmed by the U.S. government, occurred more than two decades ago when Kennedy was still in elementary school. The 162 newly released records, which Associated Press obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, contain sketchy details about two more threats.
NEWS
September 25, 1999 | From Reuters
The late John F. Kennedy Jr. left his personal effects to the children of his sister, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, according to his will, made public Friday. The will, signed by Kennedy on Dec. 19, 1997, states the value of his property as "greater than $1 million." Kennedy's wealth has been estimated at $50 million. Kennedy, his wife, Carolyn Bessette, and her sister Lauren Bessette were killed when the plane he was piloting plunged into the Atlantic Ocean July 16.
NEWS
August 30, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
President Clinton began another day of vacation and politics in East Hampton, N.Y., by helping to commemorate the late John F. Kennedy Jr. The president and his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, visited the home of international venture capitalist Alan Patricof, where they posed for pictures for the October issue of George magazine, the magazine Kennedy founded. Kennedy was killed last month with his wife and her sister in a plane crash.
NEWS
August 1, 1999 | MIKE DOWNEY
A curious subject came up last week when it was suggested that ABC-TV's Diane Sawyer was wrong to ask for a couple of days off work after the plane crash of family friend John F. Kennedy Jr., rather than reporting the story for the people who pay her. Any criticism of Sawyer on this score is unjustified, for more than one reason. She was hardly the only ABC newsperson able to do this story. Peter and Babs and others there could handle it.
NEWS
November 4, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John F. Kennedy Jr., 29, finally passed the New York State bar exam on his third try, the New York Post reported. The only son of the assassinated President also passed the Connecticut state bar exam, allowing him to practice law in that state, judicial officials said Friday. If Kennedy had failed on his third attempt, he would have been out as a prosecutor in the office of the Manhattan district attorney. Kennedy graduated from New York University Law School in 1989.
NEWS
July 31, 1999 | From the Washington Post
The wreckage of John F. Kennedy Jr.'s single-engine aircraft shows no evidence so far that it experienced a fire, in-flight breakup or engine problems before it crashed into the Atlantic Ocean and killed Kennedy and two others July 16, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement issued Friday.
NEWS
July 31, 1999 | From the Washington Post
The wreckage of John F. Kennedy Jr.'s single-engine aircraft shows no evidence so far that it experienced a fire, in-flight breakup or engine problems before it crashed into the Atlantic Ocean and killed Kennedy and two others July 16, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement issued Friday.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 1999 | ELIZABETH JENSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When should a news reporter be allowed to opt out of covering a major story for personal reasons? And does such a decision only reinforce perceptions that journalists are increasingly too close to the major figures whom they are supposed to be covering dispassionately? That issue is under debate in the wake of Diane Sawyer's decision to stay away from her "Good Morning America" co-anchor chair for two days last week, after the crash of John F. Kennedy Jr.'s plane.
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