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March 9, 1987
Political analysts and politicians of both parties are saying Howard Baker sacrificed his personal ambitions by becoming Ronald Reagan's chief of staff. Nonsense. Baker, of course, wants to be President. But he made no sacrifice. Nor did he abandon his ambition. No Republican could be elected in 1988 if the present Ronald Reagan image remains. No intelligent person, and Baker is intelligent, would invest time and energy in the coming primaries. Baker could not have made a better move.
November 5, 1989
Ye gods! Am I never to be delivered from that anorexic Reagan woman? ("Her Turn," Oct. 22). I wouldn't buy Nancy Reagan's book or even take it from a library, but hasn't she a good word to say for anyone but herself? She obviously hates everybody, including her own children, and I feel the same way toward her. TULA GINZBURG Carson
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1998 |
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan will be at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library bookstore Thursday to sign copies of her book "My Turn." Beginning at 10:30 a.m., she will autograph books to help raise money for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports library activities and programs.
January 7, 1988 |
A snowstorm forced Nancy Reagan to cancel her trip today to Nashville, where she was to visit a school to promote her anti-drug abuse campaign and to accept an award for that crusade at the Grand Ole Opry. Her press secretary said Mrs. Reagan is scheduled to fly to New York on Monday to present an award to philanthropist-socialite Brooke Astor on behalf of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
October 4, 1988 |
Nancy Reagan was to travel to Roslyn, N.Y., today for the dedication of a new acute-care wing at St. Francis Hospital to be named in her honor. She last visited the hospital, which specializes in cardiac care, in December, 1983, when she visited the two Korean children she brought to the United States for life-saving surgery.
September 4, 1985 |
First Lady Nancy Reagan will attend a private memorial service in New York today for the late publisher Gardner Cowles, a White House aide announced Tuesday. Cowles, who was the founder of Look magazine, died of heart failure on July 8 at age 82. Mrs. Reagan and the publisher were well acquainted, said Elaine Crispen, the First Lady's press secretary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2012 |
Jean Webb Vaughan Smith, a member of the Reagans' inner circle who championed volunteerism as national president of the Assn. of Junior Leagues, died Wednesday in Los Angeles of natural causes, her family said. She was 93. Smith joined the Junior League in the 1950s, rising to president of the Los Angeles chapter in 1954 and western regional director in 1956. She served as national president from 1958 to 1960. Her decades of public service also included government appointments and civic roles, including serving on the boards of the Blue Ribbon, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, the United Way, the American Red Cross, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the California Arts Commission.
November 24, 1989
This letter is regarding the article "Nancy's Detractors Take Another Turn" (View, Nov. 16). I believe that the media have always been unfair to Nancy Reagan from the very first day she arrived in Washington. I remember female TV news correspondents at President Reagan's first inauguration stating how stylishly and beautifully Nancy Reagan was dressed, but wondering aloud whether she was going to be a First Lady of any "substance." They stated that she had yet to decide upon a "serious project."