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November 10, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Nancy Reagan joined Postmaster General John E. Potter on Tuesday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library near Simi Valley to unveil a commemorative postage stamp honoring the nation's 40th president. "The United States Postal Service is honoring the man who was known by his fellow Americans as the Great Communicator," Potter said. "He understood the value of the written word.... He wrote, and mailed, more than 10,000 letters during his incredible lifetime."
September 21, 2004 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
As an audience of hundreds looked on, the retired Air Force One jet used by President Reagan completed its final journey Monday as it was towed into its new home at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library near Simi Valley. Former First Lady Nancy Reagan observed the proceedings from a perch inside the unfinished Air Force One Pavilion, a three-story structure being built to showcase the 153-foot-long "flying White House."
June 19, 2004 | Arlene Martinez, Times Staff Writer
A single white sheet sat largely untouched on a counter in the lobby of Aliso Viejo City Hall. The page, bearing President Ronald Reagan's name, had by Wednesday afternoon garnered seven signatures. The lines, flowers and balloons of earlier memorials were missing, but the messages were the same. "Thank you for sharing a terrific and all American man with all of the United States to be proud of," wrote "An OC GOP." "Ronnie will forever remain in my heart."
June 14, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library will reopen today with special hours from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. as the general public gets its first opportunity to visit the former president's grave. The library will remain open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until July 4, after which it will resume regular visiting hours. An exhibit on last week's funeral ceremonies and the public tributes after Reagan's death will open July 4.
June 13, 2004 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
The unvarnished story of the Ronald Reagan presidency, scholars and historians agree, is buried deep within the 55 million pages of presidential documents housed at his library near Simi Valley. Will history remember the nation's 40th president as the master politician and Cold War hero portrayed in countless memorials last week?
June 12, 2004 | Faye Fiore, Vicki Kemper and Daryl Kelley, Times Staff Writers
Ronald Wilson Reagan, the nation's 40th president, was buried on a golden Southern California hilltop Friday, after a funeral in Washington National Cathedral attended by hundreds of world leaders, past and present. The ceremonies ended a week of mourning and majesty that honored the uniquely American figure who was credited with hastening the end of the Cold War. Reagan died June 5 at 93.
June 9, 2004 | Shawn Hubler, Times Staff Writer
President Bush has it, but only in one-on-one encounters. Rudolph W. Giuliani has it, but only in an emergency. Bill Clinton has too much of it; Sen. John F. Kerry, it seems, too little. North Carolina Sen. John Edwards seems to have it, "but you get the feeling he stayed up all night practicing," as one critic put it. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger would have it were it not for the way he says "Collie-fornia." Audiences, experts say, find accents to be wearying.
June 8, 2004 | Fred Alvarez, Martha Groves and Sue Fox, Times Staff Writers
Under mournful skies, a motorcade carried former President Reagan along miles of cleared freeways from a Santa Monica funeral home to his presidential library near Simi Valley on Monday, the first step in a weeklong journey to the nation's Capitol and back. On the hilltop campus where he eventually will be buried, a grieving Nancy Reagan pressed a cheek to her husband's flag-draped coffin, and thousands of other mourners arrived by the busload to shuffle past the bier. As of 10 p.m.
June 7, 2004 | Judy Pasternak, Times Staff Writer
The nation's capital is preparing to honor the 40th U.S. president with a state funeral, an intricately choreographed 45 hours and 45 minutes filled with tradition -- including a horse-drawn caisson in a procession from the Ellipse to the Capitol, where the body of Ronald Wilson Reagan will lie in state in the Rotunda.
March 20, 2004 | Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer
A chopper previously known as Marine One touched down Friday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library with a whoosh and a roar, the last hurrah for a great, green relic of three presidential administrations. Hovering over the library's re-creation of the South Lawn of the White House, the chopper blew the petals from a bed of newly planted peach-colored Nancy Reagan roses. After its short hop from Naval Base Ventura County, a red carpet was laid to its gangway.
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