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December 23, 1994
The passing of Orval Faubus is significant in that he had outlived his era by so many years. Faubus was truly a pioneer who drastically altered the social structure of America and indeed the world, in one day in September, 1957. The actions by Faubus, though scorned by the liberals of that day, were the actions of common sense, made by a man who understood history and the mentality of the people of Arkansas more so than much of the press and news media. Faubus averted possible deaths and a probable "civil war" in Arkansas, and the victims would have most surely been the nine black students--truly pawns on a political chessboard!
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1994
The passing of Orval Faubus is significant in that he had outlived his era by so many years. Faubus was truly a pioneer who drastically altered the social structure of America and indeed the world, in one day in September, 1957. The actions by Faubus, though scorned by the liberals of that day, were the actions of common sense, made by a man who understood history and the mentality of the people of Arkansas more so than much of the press and news media. Faubus averted possible deaths and a probable "civil war" in Arkansas, and the victims would have most surely been the nine black students--truly pawns on a political chessboard!
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September 15, 1992 | W. HAMPTON SIDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Bill Clinton declared his candidacy for the presidency in front of the old state Capitol in downtown Little Rock last September, another Arkansas governor was milling in the crowd, greeting old friends and buttonholing reporters. He was an elderly man, tall but slightly stooped, with downy white hair and hound-dog eyes. His voice, tinged with the cadences of the Ozarks, was gravelly and weak. A pacemaker beat beneath his shirt.
NEWS
September 15, 1992 | W. HAMPTON SIDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Bill Clinton declared his candidacy for the presidency in front of the old state Capitol in downtown Little Rock last September, another Arkansas governor was milling in the crowd, greeting old friends and buttonholing reporters. He was an elderly man, tall but slightly stooped, with downy white hair and hound-dog eyes. His voice, tinged with the cadences of the Ozarks, was gravelly and weak. A pacemaker beat beneath his shirt.
NEWS
May 28, 1986
Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton thwarted former Gov. Orval E. Faubus' comeback attempt, defeating the one-time segregationist in a Democratic primary, while another former governor, Frank White, won the Republican nomination and will face Clinton for a third time. In Kentucky, Louisville attorney Jackson M. Andrews won the Republican nomination to oppose Democratic Sen. Wendell H.
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March 21, 1986 | Associated Press
Orval E. Faubus, whose use of National Guard troops in a bid to preserve school segregation almost 30 years ago put him in the history books announced Thursday that he will run for governor again. Faubus, 76, who served six terms as a governor, the most in Arkansas at a news conference; "Some say I have an uphill battle in this race I am entering. I am used to the uphill struggle. I am ready and willing." Faubus, who will oppose Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sid McMath, 91, a former two-term governor of Arkansas, died late Saturday of heart failure at his home in Little Rock. Born on a farm in rural Columbia County, Ark., McMath had moved with his family to Hot Springs by the time he was 10. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Arkansas. He served in the Marines before and during World War II, and then began a career in public service. In 1948, he was elected to his first of two terms as governor.
NEWS
March 20, 1986 | Associated Press
Orval E. Faubus, whose use of National Guard troops in a bid to preserve public school segregation almost 30 years ago put him in the history books, announced today that he will run for governor again. Faubus, 76, a Democrat who served six terms as governor, the most in Arkansas history, and left office in 1966, released a statement urging higher priority to education. On Sept.
NATIONAL
January 3, 2003 | From Associated Press
Police shot and killed the son of one of the Little Rock Nine, the group of blacks who integrated the city's schools in 1957. Police said they were called after neighbors saw Erin Eckford, 26, firing an assault rifle into the air Wednesday night. Police shot him with a bean bag round, then opened fire after he pointed the rifle at them, authorities said. He was struck six times, police spokesman Sgt. Terry Hastings said Thursday.
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May 29, 1986 | From Associated Press
Orval E. Faubus, calling himself a "has-been," grudgingly pledged support Wednesday for the Arkansas Democrat who apparently ended his political career, while Kentucky's GOP Senate nominee insisted he was not "foolhardy" for challenging incumbent Democrat Wendell H. Ford. In other results from Tuesday's primaries, Rep. Bill Alexander, a member of the House Democratic leadership, narrowly survived a primary scare in Arkansas.
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