August 7, 1989 |
--A flag carried aboard the space shuttle Challenger by New Hampshire teacher Sharon Christa McAuliffe went on display publicly for the first time at a conference of educators in Charleston, W. Va. The Flag of Liberty and Learning was recovered after the Challenger exploded on Jan. 28, 1986, killing McAuliffe and six fellow crew members. State Schools Supt. Henry Marockie said educators nationwide still quote McAuliffe's words before the doomed flight: "I touch the future. I am a teacher."
April 23, 1989 |
Freshman state Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy on Saturday surprised political experts by declaring his interest in seeking reelection in Rhode Island rather than turning his sights on Congress when he reaches the minimum age of 25 in 1992. The son of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), who won his Rhode Island House seat in an expensive campaign last year, had been widely expected to challenge for one of the state's two Republican-held U.S. House seats.
March 18, 1989 |
Dorothy Hayden Cudahy, the first woman grand marshal in the 228-year history of New York's St. Patrick's Day parade, said she was "walking on air" ahead of 150,000 marchers Friday on New York's 5th Avenue. Across the country, bars were jammed with patrons drinking beer and Irish whiskey and eating corned beef and cabbage. The festivities even embraced the nation's space program when engineers tracking the shuttle Discovery changed their giant map from blue to green.
October 14, 1988 |
Patrick J. Kennedy, son of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, spent $66 for every vote he received in his successful bid for a Rhode Island legislative seat, campaign finance reports show. Kennedy spent $87,694 to unseat state Rep. John M. Skeffington Jr. in last month's Democratic primary. All but $5,904 of that sum came from him or his family, according to the report filed Wednesday with the state Board of Elections. Skeffington has not filed his report.
September 14, 1988 |
The freckle-faced young man with his shirttail sticking out of his khaki slacks was ringing doorbells, seeking votes for himself for today's Rhode Island primary election. "I didn't sleep last night," he confided. "Tossing and turning--I've got butterflies." It's no wonder, for Patrick Kennedy is trying to write a new chapter in his famous family's political chronicle. The son of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.
April 22, 1988 |
Patrick Kennedy, 20, the youngest son of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), has been admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital for "evaluation of headaches and back pains," the senator's office said.
April 21, 1988 |
Patrick Kennedy, youngest son of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), has been admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital for "evaluation of headaches and back pains," the senator's office said today. The young Kennedy, almost 21, was visited in the hospital Wednesday by his parents and other members of the family, a spokesman said. The spokesman said no more information was immediately available on Patrick's condition. His older brother, Edward Jr.
March 13, 1987 |
St. Patrick's Day at most bars and clubs typically calls for green food coloring in the beer and endless off-key choruses of Irish tear-jerkers such as "Danny Boy" and "Mother Machree." Irish-born singer and musician Patrick Kennedy, who has been promoting authentic Irish folk music since leaving the Emerald Isle in 1975, expects plenty of requests for those Americanized Irish songs when his Paddy West trio performs at Chicago Joe's in Irvine on St. Patrick's Day.