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December 23, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former U.S. First Lady Lady Bird Johnson celebrated her 85th birthday with family, friends and Texas schoolchildren at a national wildflower center in Austin to be renamed in her honor. Johnson, the widow of President Lyndon B. Johnson, founded the National Wildflower Research Center 15 years ago. It has gained a worldwide reputation for efforts to preserve and restore native plants. Johnson lives in Austin and on the family's nearby Hill Country ranch, where her late husband is buried.
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June 28, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Former First Lady Lady Bird Johnson remained hospitalized in Austin in stable condition nearly a week after she was admitted, a spokeswoman said. "She's nice and stable and very comfortable," spokeswoman Elizabeth Christian said, adding that her family members are waiting to learn when she will be released. "They still are eager to get her home." Johnson, 94, the widow of President Lyndon B. Johnson, was hospitalized June 21 for treatment of a low-grade fever, which later subsided.
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May 6, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Now is the time when Texas is at its best. The wildflowers are abloom. Bluebonnets, the state flower, have turned meadows into carpets of blue. Indian paintbrushes flash crimson. A drive through the countryside is a journey in which each bend in the road reveals another spectacular scene. Texas, more than any other state, is a wildflower paradise. And the person most responsible for all this is Lady Bird Johnson. The former First Lady's passion for beauty and nature are her legacy.
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December 23, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former U.S. First Lady Lady Bird Johnson celebrated her 85th birthday with family, friends and Texas schoolchildren at a national wildflower center in Austin to be renamed in her honor. Johnson, the widow of President Lyndon B. Johnson, founded the National Wildflower Research Center 15 years ago. It has gained a worldwide reputation for efforts to preserve and restore native plants. Johnson lives in Austin and on the family's nearby Hill Country ranch, where her late husband is buried.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1991
Lady Bird Johnson, widow of President Lyndon B. Johnson, strolled through the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace on Sunday, examining the exhibits and adding her namesake rose to the gardens. During her three-hour visit, Johnson examined photographs of her late husband, which are included in 1960 and 1968 exhibits in the museum, spokesman Kevin Cartwright said. She stopped in an alcove that contains a replica of a White House sitting room, and she recognized the china, Cartwright said.
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February 9, 1986 | United Press International
Lady Bird Johnson was recuperating Saturday from fatigue and weakness after a fainting spell, a spokeswoman for the former First Lady said. Doctors at St. David's Hospital said that the fainting spell Wednesday was not caused by a major medical problem and that Mrs. Johnson may be released today, spokeswoman Robin Byrne said. Mrs. Johnson, 73, collapsed during the funeral of a longtime friend, Austin newscaster Paul Bolton, 82.
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June 28, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Former First Lady Lady Bird Johnson remained hospitalized in Austin in stable condition nearly a week after she was admitted, a spokeswoman said. "She's nice and stable and very comfortable," spokeswoman Elizabeth Christian said, adding that her family members are waiting to learn when she will be released. "They still are eager to get her home." Johnson, 94, the widow of President Lyndon B. Johnson, was hospitalized June 21 for treatment of a low-grade fever, which later subsided.
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August 19, 1988 | Associated Press
Democratic vice presidential nominee Lloyd Bentsen said today that the Republicans put on a convention for the far right in New Orleans, "a Mardi Gras for the Moral Majority." "The hard right drove the Republican agenda," Sen. Bentsen told a news conference as he neared the end of a nine-day campaign trip to his home state, where he planned to welcome running mate Michael S. Dukakis tonight to the Texas hustings.
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May 31, 2004 | Lianne Hart, Times Staff Writer
Four years after he died in combat during World War II, Pvt. Felix Longoria's body was taken from a temporary grave in the Philippines and shipped home to South Texas. His widow, Beatrice, went to the town's only funeral home and asked the owner, Tom Kennedy, to open the chapel for the wake. What happened next is so disputed that a recent move to honor the soldier's memory has renewed a 55-year-old quarrel and set the town on edge.
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June 12, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
President Bush and his two Republican predecessors will join Richard M. Nixon next month for the opening of his long-awaited presidential library in Yorba Linda as the political thaw surrounding the Watergate president continues, officials said Monday. Jimmy Carter, the only Democrat elected president since Nixon resigned in 1974, sent his regrets. A spokeswoman said Carter wanted to attend the July 19 event but he that had a previous commitment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1991
Lady Bird Johnson, widow of President Lyndon B. Johnson, strolled through the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace on Sunday, examining the exhibits and adding her namesake rose to the gardens. During her three-hour visit, Johnson examined photographs of her late husband, which are included in 1960 and 1968 exhibits in the museum, spokesman Kevin Cartwright said. She stopped in an alcove that contains a replica of a White House sitting room, and she recognized the china, Cartwright said.
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May 6, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Now is the time when Texas is at its best. The wildflowers are abloom. Bluebonnets, the state flower, have turned meadows into carpets of blue. Indian paintbrushes flash crimson. A drive through the countryside is a journey in which each bend in the road reveals another spectacular scene. Texas, more than any other state, is a wildflower paradise. And the person most responsible for all this is Lady Bird Johnson. The former First Lady's passion for beauty and nature are her legacy.
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February 9, 1986 | United Press International
Lady Bird Johnson was recuperating Saturday from fatigue and weakness after a fainting spell, a spokeswoman for the former First Lady said. Doctors at St. David's Hospital said that the fainting spell Wednesday was not caused by a major medical problem and that Mrs. Johnson may be released today, spokeswoman Robin Byrne said. Mrs. Johnson, 73, collapsed during the funeral of a longtime friend, Austin newscaster Paul Bolton, 82.
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March 5, 2005 | Joe Holley, The Washington Post
Helen White Williams, a longtime personal assistant in the Lyndon B. Johnson household who served as cook, maid, scheduler, travel aide, wardrobe coordinator, family confidante and surrogate mother to the Johnson daughters, has died. She was 81. Williams died Feb. 25 of a heart attack at Washington Hospital Center. Williams and her husband, Eugene, went to work for then-Sen. Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson in 1950 after responding to a classified ad in an Austin, Texas, newspaper.
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July 12, 1987 | DAVID MARANISS, The Washington Post
The long and diverse federal career of Harry O'Bryant, who now runs the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park in the Texas Hill Country, began one April night 30 years ago as he was driving through Yosemite National Park, on his way from San Francisco to Nevada in search of a job. A late snowstorm had blocked the mountain roads in the park, so O'Bryant pulled over and spent the night in his beat-up 1950 Ford.
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