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August 12, 1992 |
A mock trial jury on Tuesday didn't come any closer to closing the book on questions about Lee Harvey Oswald, splitting 7 to 5 on whether he killed President John F. Kennedy. The two-day mock trial presented by the American Bar Assn. involved testimony from witnesses portrayed by actors, computer animation and enhancement of the home movie made in 1963 as Kennedy was shot to death in Dallas.
June 18, 1993 |
Former Texas Gov. John B. Connally was buried Thursday in Austin after a frantic and unsuccessful effort to get family permission to extract bullet fragments left in his body almost 30 years ago. Hundreds of mourners attended the rites. FBI officials in Dallas had recommended that an attempt be made to recover the evidence and settle a longstanding controversy about whether Connally was hit by the same bullet that wounded President John F. Kennedy on Nov.
March 17, 1998 |
A document dealer was arrested Monday on charges he forged papers supposedly proving President John F. Kennedy had an affair with Marilyn Monroe. Lawrence Cusack III was charged with mail and wire fraud. Court papers said Cusack defrauded dozens of investors around the country of up to $7 million by selling them ownership shares of letters and notes purportedly written by Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and Monroe.
January 7, 1992 |
Former Soviet leader Nikita S. Khrushchev, referring often to the thermonuclear war that had just been averted, urged President John F. Kennedy to join him in taking advantage of the end of the Cuban missile crisis to solve all remaining U.S.-Soviet problems, especially the status of Berlin, newly declassified letters indicated Monday.
September 7, 2000 |
Tape recordings released from President Kennedy's library Wednesday documented tension in the White House after the Cuban missile crisis as Kennedy debated whether the United States should promise not to invade Cuba. The nine hours of tapes, taken from conversations held in the Oval Office, are the latest in a series that have been released periodically by the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in the last 17 years. The conversations took place from Nov. 7 to Nov.
May 29, 1987 |
Setting forth his foreign policy views as a Democratic presidential candidate, Delaware Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Thursday rejected what he called the "unbridled ambition" of President John F. Kennedy's Cold War leadership. And, in addressing about 500 students at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, Biden argued vehemently against the interventionism espoused by the Reagan Administration and against the trend toward isolationism fostered by the Vietnam War.
August 23, 2001 |
President Kennedy went toe-to-toe with the chief of NASA to try to convince him that beating the Russians to the moon should be the agency's priority, newly released White House tapes showed Wednesday. Kennedy and NASA Administrator James Webb had a long and sometimes abrupt exchange in a November 1962 meeting in which Kennedy stressed the Cold War political importance of winning the space race.
January 3, 1993 |
The dawn of the Clinton Era in Washington is frequently compared to the beginning of the Camelot days of John F. Kennedy 32 years ago--a wonderful period for Wall Street, at least early on. In the economy, "Bill Clinton inherits some of the same positives that were at the feet of Jack Kennedy in 1960," says Eric Miller, investment strategist for DLJ Securities in New York.
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January 10, 1992 |
Previously unreleased letters between Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy and the Kennedy family were unveiled Thursday at a bash for Nixon commemorating his 79th birthday at his library and birthplace. The former President did not join the several hundred people who attended the opening of the exhibition of the private letters, which included a letter from Nixon to President Kennedy's widow the day after her husband was assassinated in Dallas in 1963.
February 12, 1992 |
"JFK," Oliver Stone's controversial three-hour docudrama about a sinister U.S. government plot to kill President John F. Kennedy, may have drawn brickbats here for having shamelessly bent the facts, but it also is forcing Washington to rethink a long-festering question: Should the records of the Kennedy assassination--gathered by the Warren Commission, which officially investigated the shooting, and by the House Assassinations Committee, which probed it during the 1970s--be kept closed?