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August 31, 2004 | Maria L. La Ganga, Times Staff Writer
In a recent campaign ad called "Solemn Duty," President Bush tells Americans: "We must do everything in our power to bring an enemy to justice before they hurt us again." Laura Bush sits at her husband's side, silent, supportive. But in many other forums this year, the first lady has hardly been silent. Once a reticent campaigner, she has emerged as one of her husband's most important surrogates.
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December 23, 2006 | Lianne Hart, Times Staff Writer
Southern Methodist University has all but won the competition to host the George W. Bush presidential library, with officials announcing this week that the school will be the "sole focus" of talks next month. That means the two other finalists -- Baylor University and the University of Dallas -- will wait on the sidelines as the selection committee enters what Chairman Don Evans in a statement called the "next phase of deliberations." A final decision may come in late January or early February.
NEWS
September 18, 2001 | MEGAN GARVEY and RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
First Lady Laura Bush came to the rolling hills of rural Pennsylvania on Monday to offer solace to the families of the passengers and crew who died when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed here in a barren field. In turn, she was overwhelmed with expressions of gratitude from those closest to the men and women hailed as heroes for their efforts to thwart a fourth assault on a major American landmark.
NEWS
May 15, 2001 | ROBIN GIVHAN, WASHINGTON POST
The first 100 days of Laura Bush in the role of first lady have been mostly beige. They have been professional, tidy and stylistically unremarkable. Ever since wearing a purple plaid Michael Faircloth suit in December, before she and President Bush had moved into the White House, she has steered clear of anything distinctive.
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January 12, 2005 | Robin Givhan, Washington Post
The inaugural gown that First Lady Laura Bush will wear next week is an ice blue and silver embroidered tulle V-neck dress with a matching duchess satin coat by Seventh Avenue designer Oscar de la Renta. The gown is youthful and feminine, not sexy -- the epitome of good taste. But it is almost overshadowed by the glamorous day suit that De la Renta created for the swearing-in ceremony.
NATIONAL
March 8, 2005 | Edwin Chen, Times Staff Writer
As the quarter-mile-long presidential motorcade pulled up at the Community College of Allegheny County on Monday, hundreds of Bush supporters waited excitedly for a White House-sponsored event to highlight one of the president's priorities. But as the program on the $150-million initiative to curb gang violence commenced, it became clear that the VIP of the day was the first lady. President Bush had come to Pennsylvania to play second fiddle, serving as Laura Bush's warmup act.
NATIONAL
May 10, 2002 | From Associated Press
The first time Laura Bush traveled to Europe, she was just out of college and on one of those seven-day, 17-country trips by bus and train. She returns next week by Air Force jet for an official tour of Paris, Hungary and the Czech Republic with her daughter Jenna. Laura Bush, who leaves Monday for 10 days on her first international mission without her husband, wants to highlight U.S.-led efforts to rebuild Afghanistan.
NEWS
October 19, 2000 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Introduced to a roaring crowd as the "most admired woman in the United States," former First Lady Barbara Bush hit the campaign trail Wednesday to help her son woo the female voters who have been slow to embrace the Republican candidate. Kicking off a bus tour called "W Stands for Women"--a reference to George W.
NATIONAL
May 20, 2004 | Robin Abcarian, Times Staff Writer
Making what has become a compulsory stop on the campaign trail of the 21st century, First Lady Laura Bush appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in Burbank on Wednesday, and surprised the comedian when she told him that reading newspapers was a daily ritual in the White House. In response to a question about what her typical day was like, Bush said, "We get up really early ... about 5:30. He goes in and gets the coffee and we drink coffee and read the newspapers.
NEWS
March 6, 2000 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They are two nice ladies from the Southwest, daughters of wealth and privilege, mothers who are panther-like in their protection of hearth and home. Both left teaching careers to concentrate full time on raising children. Both are grateful that the circumstances of their marriages to successful men permitted them to do so. Both are avid volunteers. Both are handsome women, with pastel eyes that might have wandered out of a Monet painting.
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