December 28, 2000 |
Director Roger Donaldson says actor Bruce Greenwood virtually became John F. Kennedy during the production of "Thirteen Days," the riveting historical thriller that relives the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, when the United States came terrifyingly close to nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Greenwood, offers Donaldson, "has a great ability to do impersonations, but he can also go so far beyond that. He really felt he could get inside the character.
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.
August 20, 2000 |
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.
August 15, 2000
Convention oratory can be memorable. John F. Kennedy delivered his acceptance speech in Los Angeles on July 15, 1960. Here are excerpts: * 'We are not here to curse the darkness but to light the candle that can guide us through that darkness to a sage and sane future. As Winston Churchill said on taking office some 20 years ago: If we open a quarrel between the present and the past, we shall be in danger of losing the future. ... Today our concern must be with that future.
August 13, 2000 |
THE PREPPING HANDBOOK * The Democratic National Convention handed out hospitality kits to each of the 4,506 delegates, filled with California-grown raisins, oranges, tuna, olives, dates and wine, and a jar of "dietetic" fruit labeled, "Welcome Delegates -- Gov. 'Pat' Brown." * To accommodate feeding as many as 16,000 daily attendees, the Sports Arena installed "new radar ranges that can cook beef, bake potatoes and vegetables in a minute and 10 seconds."
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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.