November 17, 2002 |
The Lincoln Continental convertible that President Kennedy was riding in when he was assassinated in Dallas in 1963 sold for $225,000 at an auction in New York City. The buyer, who was not present, was not identified. Other Kennedy items that sold at the auction held at the New York Historical Society included a wooden rocking chair that went for $80,000 and a watercolor he painted that fetched $30,000.
July 11, 2002 |
WASHINGTON, D.C. * A Navy analysis has confirmed that the wreck of PT 109--the World War II boat under John F. Kennedy's command when it was sunk Aug. 2, 1943, by the Japanese--likely has been found in 1,200 feet of water off the Solomon Islands by shipwreck hunter Robert Ballard. Ballard said his team used sonar technology and remote-controlled vehicles to find and photograph a torpedo launcher and torpedo of the type carried by PT boats.
May 4, 2002 |
The undersea explorer who found the Titanic will search the Pacific Ocean around the Solomon Islands for the remains of PT-109, John F. Kennedy's World War II boat. Robert Ballard plans to use remote cameras to look for the 80-foot wooden-hulled patrol torpedo boat that Kennedy commanded. National Geographic is aiding the search, set for this month. It may prove a difficult task. PT-109 sank on Aug. 2, 1943, after it was cut in half by a Japanese destroyer.
August 30, 2001 |
It's been called the "Southwest effect": An airline enters a secondary airport and offers low fares. Suddenly, others follow, dropping their prices to meet the competition. Problem is, the copycat carriers don't always get it right. They've made small and medium-size airports their hubs, thrown some planes into the sky and hoped they landed on time. The latest airline to test this strategy is JetBlue Airways Corp.
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.
March 26, 2001 |
The House Assassinations Committee may have been right after all: There was a shot from the grassy knoll. That was the key finding of the congressional investigation that concluded 22 years ago that President Kennedy's murder in Dallas in 1963 was "probably . . . the result of a conspiracy." A shot from the grassy knoll meant that two gunmen must have fired at the president within a split-second sequence.
March 13, 2001 |
The family of former President John F. Kennedy asked a group of Republican consultants on Monday to spike a radio ad for the Bush administration's tax cut that includes a clip of the late president pitching his own across-the-board tax cuts in 1962. The letter from Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the late former president, and his brother Sen. Edward M. Kennedy said the GOP ad is "intellectually dishonest and politically irresponsible." "President Kennedy's tax cut was responsible.
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March 3, 2001
Parishioners of the church that baptized John F. Kennedy are fighting to save the building. The Archdiocese of Boston closed St. Aidan's Roman Catholic Church two years ago because of dwindling attendance and a shortage of priests. The archdiocese is considering putting affordable housing on the site. Kennedy's mother, Rose, attended Mass every morning at the church and her famous sons once served there as altar boys.
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.