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May 18, 1992 | Associated Press
Connecticut Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr., who was hanged in effigy after instituting the state's first individual income tax, has been named winner of the 1992 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation said Sunday it honored Weicker for his ability to take a "principled stand for unpopular positions" to boost his state's sagging economy in 1991. Weicker is to receive a silver lantern and a $25,000 stipend during a May 28 ceremony at Boston's J.F.K. Library.
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March 10, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.), a Vietnam veteran who has denounced the war in Iraq, was named a recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Thursday. Alberto Mora, a former Navy general counsel who warned Pentagon officials that U.S. policies on terrorism detainees could invite abuse, also will receive the award from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.
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March 10, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.), a Vietnam veteran who has denounced the war in Iraq, was named a recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Thursday. Alberto Mora, a former Navy general counsel who warned Pentagon officials that U.S. policies on terrorism detainees could invite abuse, also will receive the award from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.
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June 3, 2000 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state watchdog agency agreed Friday to let Sen. Hilda Solis keep a $10,000 silver lantern she won as recipient of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation's "Profiles in Courage" award. The Fair Political Practices Commission decided that acceptance of the prize by the La Puente Democrat would not violate California's tough restrictions on gifts to elected officials.
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June 3, 2000 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state watchdog agency agreed Friday to let Sen. Hilda Solis keep a $10,000 silver lantern she won as recipient of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation's "Profiles in Courage" award. The Fair Political Practices Commission decided that acceptance of the prize by the La Puente Democrat would not violate California's tough restrictions on gifts to elected officials.
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May 29, 1996 | Reuters
Members of the Kennedy family gathered Tuesday in commemoration of the 79th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's birth and the annual presentation of the Profile in Courage award. Corkin Cherubini, school superintendent of Calhoun County, Ga., was given the award by the former president's children, John F. Kennedy Jr. and Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, and his brother Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.).
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May 25, 1993 | Reuters
New Jersey Gov. James J. Florio received the 1993 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Monday. Florio, cited for leadership in gun control and education reform despite daunting political opposition, received the award at the John F. Kennedy presidential library in a ceremony that coincided with the 76th anniversary of Kennedy's birth.
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May 22, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Gerald R. Ford was honored in Boston with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for pardoning Richard Nixon in 1974, saying he took the action to "heal the wounds" of Watergate and Vietnam. On Sept. 8, 1974, a month after he was sworn in as president after Nixon's resignation, Ford issued a full pardon. Two years later, Ford lost the election to Jimmy Carter, in part because of the pardon.
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September 5, 1992
Charles Longstreet Weltner, 64, the only Deep South congressman to vote for the 1965 Voting Rights Act. In 1966, he gave up his seat in Congress after two terms rather than sign a Democratic Party loyalty oath that would have required him to support segregationist Lester Maddox in that year's gubernatorial campaign. Weltner took part in lawsuits that in 1962 overturned a Georgia primary system that diminished blacks' voting power.
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May 29, 1996 | Reuters
Members of the Kennedy family gathered Tuesday in commemoration of the 79th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's birth and the annual presentation of the Profile in Courage award. Corkin Cherubini, school superintendent of Calhoun County, Ga., was given the award by the former president's children, John F. Kennedy Jr. and Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, and his brother Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.).
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May 18, 1992 | Associated Press
Connecticut Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr., who was hanged in effigy after instituting the state's first individual income tax, has been named winner of the 1992 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation said Sunday it honored Weicker for his ability to take a "principled stand for unpopular positions" to boost his state's sagging economy in 1991. Weicker is to receive a silver lantern and a $25,000 stipend during a May 28 ceremony at Boston's J.F.K. Library.
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May 26, 1989 | ANN CONNORS
"He gave us hope and the belief that we could change the world, not only could change, but must change it," said journalist Ellen Hume of slain President John F. Kennedy at a panel discussion marking the anniversary of Kennedy's birth. The conference Thursday at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, which included Kennedy's son, John, and brother, Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, was held four days before what would have been the President's 72nd birthday. Hume, who is executive director of the Joan Shorenstein Barone Center for the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard, remembered watching Kennedy's inauguration as a 13-year-old and said he inspired her to pursue a career in journalism and led her brother to join the Peace Corps.
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May 30, 1990 | From United Press International
America must draw on the memory of John F. Kennedy and "halt the arms race once and for all," Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) said Tuesday at the unveiling of an 8-foot bronze statue of his slain brother. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, the assassinated President's widow and daughter, also attended the ceremonies on the Statehouse west portico marking the 73rd anniversary of J.F.K.'s birth. "Today, in a very real way, he has come home to Massachusetts," Gov.
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