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January 29, 2000 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton replayed the themes of his State of the Union message Friday in this small city that has mirrored the nation's economy, from recession and factory closings in 1992 to renewed growth in 2000. Hundreds waited hours in 25-degree temperatures to hear him. For the White House, an outdoor address by the president in a historic town in the heartland provided appealing television visuals for maximum media "bounce" on the day after Clinton's address to Congress.
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January 29, 2000 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton replayed the themes of his State of the Union message Friday in this small city that has mirrored the nation's economy, from recession and factory closings in 1992 to renewed growth in 2000. Hundreds waited hours in 25-degree temperatures to hear him. For the White House, an outdoor address by the president in a historic town in the heartland provided appealing television visuals for maximum media "bounce" on the day after Clinton's address to Congress.
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January 29, 1998 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN and DAVID WILLMAN and RICHARD T. COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton followed up on the success of his State of the Union address with a lightning-fast foray into the American heartland on Wednesday, drawing huge and enthusiastic crowds that cheered his vow to get on with the nation's business. More than 18,000 people gathered at the University of Illinois to hear him make his case for devoting future budget surpluses to shoring up Social Security and declare that "the doors of college have been opened to everybody who will work for it."
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January 29, 1998 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN and DAVID WILLMAN and RICHARD T. COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton followed up on the success of his State of the Union address with a lightning-fast foray into the American heartland on Wednesday, drawing huge and enthusiastic crowds that cheered his vow to get on with the nation's business. More than 18,000 people gathered at the University of Illinois to hear him make his case for devoting future budget surpluses to shoring up Social Security and declare that "the doors of college have been opened to everybody who will work for it."
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