May 28, 2000 |
The box-like John F. Kennedy Memorial has become a major landmark since it was erected nearly three decades ago near Dealy Plaza, where the president was killed by a sniper's bullet in 1963. However, the concrete walls of the giant memorial, described by its designer as an "open tomb," had become stained and chipped. With the 30-year anniversary of the memorial's unveiling approaching, the city began a cleaning project.
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November 20, 1999 |
I met John F. Kennedy when he was in the Senate, just thinking about running for president. I covered his campaign in 1960. He was bright, he was frank; he was a very attractive man; women loved him, and vice versa. When he was campaigning, I would marvel at the crowds he drew. I'd walk next to him and talk with him; if you got close enough to talk to him, he'd talk about almost anything. When I decided to write the book "John F. Kennedy and PT-109," he tried to talk me out of it.
October 4, 1999 |
In a class reunion of sorts, dozens of members of John F. Kennedy's administration gathered to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the library and museum built in his honor in Boston. "It was a very moving experience," said Theodore Sorensen, 71, former special counsel to Kennedy. A panel discussion featuring Sorensen, former Assistant Atty. Gen. Burke Marshall and historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. focused on their former boss' achievements.
September 25, 1999 |
After months of speculation, Hachette Filipacchi Magazines said Friday that it is committed to keeping John F. Kennedy Jr.'s George magazine alive, if it can acquire majority ownership of the struggling political publication. George is a joint venture of the magazine chain and Random Ventures, Kennedy's company. In recent weeks, representatives of the Kennedy family and the publishing firm have been discussing the magazine's future.
September 18, 1999 |
A Connecticut man who made $5 million selling forged "documents" signed by President Kennedy, even duping CBS-TV's "60 Minutes" into considering a documentary, was sentenced to 9 1/2 years in prison Friday by a federal judge in Manhattan. Lawrence Cusack, 48, was convicted in April on 13 counts of wire and mail fraud for a five-year scheme in which he produced and sold more than 200 documents supposedly containing the handwriting of John F. Kennedy, his brother Robert F.
August 4, 1999 |
The U.S. government was ordered Tuesday to pay the heirs of amateur filmmaker Abraham Zapruder $16 million for seizing one of the nation's most macabre artifacts--the 26-second film capturing President John F. Kennedy's final moments. An arbitration panel charged with determining the value of the film said that the figure might be on the low side.
June 2, 1999 |
It was the Kennedy family that insisted that the polished bronze casket used to carry President Kennedy's body from Dallas to Washington be dumped into the ocean, according to documents released Tuesday by the National Archives. The documents showed that despite concerns over whether the casket should be destroyed, the government honored the Kennedy family wishes and took pains to ensure that the casket would remain at the bottom of the ocean.