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January 18, 1996 | EMI ENDO and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The negatives of some photographs taken in the moments surrounding the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy are missing. That is not a matter of debate. But almost everything else about the pictures is. Did they show the crucial seconds when bullets felled the presidential candidate in a pantry at the Ambassador Hotel on June 5, 1968, as claimed by the photographer, Jamie Scott Enyart? Or did they show nothing of the assassination, as alleged by the city attorney's office?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2013 | By David Colker
Life magazine photographer Bill Eppridge was on assignment taking pictures of wild horses in the Montana mountains in 1968 when he got word that Robert F. Kennedy was running for president. "I jumped into my Jeep, drove about 20 miles down the worst roads in the world," Eppridge said in a 2008 radio interview. He had photographed Kennedy in 1966 and was so taken with the senator that he desperately wanted to cover the presidential campaign. "I've got to do this," he begged his editors.
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NEWS
March 11, 2000 | From Associated press
A judge's ruling Friday will allow the media in the courtroom when a 39-year-old nephew of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy is arraigned as a juvenile on charges he murdered a 15-year-old girl in 1975. Judge Maureen Dennis' decision came in response to news media requests to open the juvenile proceeding to the public. Michael Skakel is charged as a juvenile in the case because he was 15 when his Greenwich neighbor Martha Moxley was bludgeoned and stabbed to death.
NEWS
November 6, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON - Democrat Joe Kennedy III won the House seat in central Massachusetts,  the newest member of the Kennedy clan headed to Washington after a hiatus without a family member in Congress for the first time in 60 years. The former county prosecutor, a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School and the great-nephew of the former president, bested Sean Bielat, a Marine reservist and businessman who also earned graduate degrees at Harvard and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
NEWS
April 16, 1994 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Santa Monica Superior Court judge awarded a Bakersfield farmer $1.1 million in damages Friday after ruling that a supermarket tabloid had falsely named him the true assassin of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Judge Richard Harris ordered the Globe, which had never lost a libel suit, to pay Khalid Khawar the judgment after finding that the paper had failed in the test of whether the story was accurate and neutral.
NEWS
August 5, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
Cesar Chavez's fast in protest against the use of certain pesticides had gone largely unnoticed by the outside world until three children of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy showed up here Thursday to lend their support. Chavez, 61, began the water-only fast at midnight July 16 to draw attention to 'five dangerous pesticides' that he believes can cause cancer and other health problems for farm workers and consumers alike.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1996 | EMI ENDO and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The negatives of some photographs taken in the moments surrounding the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy are missing. That is not a matter of debate. But almost everything else about the pictures is. Did they show the crucial seconds when bullets felled the presidential candidate in a pantry at the Ambassador Hotel on June 5, 1968, as claimed by the photographer, Jamie Scott Enyart? Or did they show nothing of the assassination, as alleged by the city attorney's office?
OPINION
November 24, 2010
Dignity amid tragedy Re "Kneeling again next to RFK," Column, Nov. 21 Thanks to Steve Lopez for his moving column on Juan Romero. May it stand as a reminder that no matter how many draconian Arizona laws or Proposition 187s pass, you cannot take away the human dignity of those who are here to work and make a living. It must bring the Kennedy family some solace that in that horrible moment, on the cold floor of that pantry, there was someone of conscience to comfort Robert F. Kennedy in the only way he could.
NEWS
June 10, 1990 | From Associated Press
Kerry Kennedy and Andrew Cuomo were married Saturday in a ceremony that merged two of America's most powerful political families. They swore mutual commitment to the oppressed--"the people who have disappeared in El Salvador, the children in shelters in New York." The bride, 30, is the daughter of Ethel Kennedy and the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and is executive director of the human rights center in New York City that bears his name. The groom, 32, is New York Gov. Mario M.
NEWS
November 21, 1986 | United Press International
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), Ethel Kennedy and several of her children gathered Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate the birthday of Robert F. Kennedy, who would have been 61. Ethel Kennedy placed a small bunch of white roses at the grave of her husband, who was assassinated on June 6, 1968.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2012 | By Gary Goldstein
It may not be the most trenchant documentary, but "Ethel," Rory Kennedy's otherwise superb tribute to her mother and, in large part, her father, Robert F. Kennedy, is a moving, highly enjoyable, thoroughly absorbing portrait. Booked for a quick theatrical run before its upcoming HBO premiere, the film chronicles the life of Ethel Skakel Kennedy from her seemingly charmed childhood as the puckish daughter of a successful Chicago businessman to her 1950 marriage to RFK and her role, following her husband's 1968 assassination, as a devoted, competitive, at times free-spirited matriarch and torchbearer for RFK's famed social consciousness.
NEWS
September 4, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Honoring Edward M. Kennedy, the crusading liberal titan who died in 2009, was sure to warm the hearts of Democrats in Charlotte. But remind delegates of how Kennedy sacked Mitt Romney in a Senate race? Hang on to the roof. Democrats roared for the late Lion of the Senate throughout a video that played in the arena on the opening night of the party's national convention, but never quite so loudly or as gleefully as when the warm tribute turned to scenes from a 1994 Kennedy-Romney battle.
NATIONAL
June 10, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
In politics, names can become synonymous with an idea. “Reagan” connotes the best of what the Republican Party imagines itself to be. “Paul” - by way of perennial presidential candidate Ron and his son and current senator, Rand - evokes individualism and libertarianism. But in all American politics, there is hardly a name that's more synonymous with tragedy than “Kennedy.” Every story that arises about the storied family only seems to make that bond  harder to dissolve.
NATIONAL
May 18, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
The grieving family of Mary R. Kennedy -- the estranged wife of Robert Kennedy Jr. -- said media coverage of her suicide by hanging was riddled with "inaccuracies and misrepresentations" and that relatives plan to hold their own memorial service apart from the Kennedy clan. Mary Kennedy, 52, had long struggled with drugs and alcohol; her body was found hanging in a barn Wednesday on the family property in Bedford, N.Y. An autopsy labeled her death "asphyxiation due to hanging.” It could be months before toxicology tests are completed.
NATIONAL
May 16, 2012 | By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - Mary Richardson Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., was found dead on the family's property north of New York City on Wednesday, two years after her husband filed for divorce and following a history of drug and alcohol problems. Kerry A. Lawrence, a lawyer who had represented Mary Kennedy in a 2010 drunk driving case, confirmed the death, but neither he nor police in the town of Bedford in Westchester County, N.Y., released a cause of death. An autopsy was scheduled Thursday, the Associated Press reported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2012 | By David G. Savage, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON — Nicholas Katzenbach, the Kennedy administration lawyer who faced down Gov. George Wallace to enroll the first black students at the University of Alabama and who helped write the landmark civil rights and voting rights acts of the 1960s, has died. He was 90. Katzenbach died Tuesday night of natural causes at his home in Princeton, N.J., according to his daughter, Anne Katzenbach of New York City. Katzenbach was one of the "best and brightest" who were drawn to Washington when John F. Kennedy became president in 1961.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1993 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What has been going on with the United States over the period of the last three years: The divisions, the violence, the disenchantment with our society . . . whether it's between blacks and whites, between the poor and the more affluent, or between age groups . . . we can start to work together. Those were among the final words spoken by Robert F. Kennedy before he was shot to death at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles in the early hours of June 5, 1968.
NATIONAL
May 16, 2012 | By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - Mary Richardson Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., was found dead on the family's property north of New York City on Wednesday, two years after her husband filed for divorce and following a history of drug and alcohol problems. Kerry A. Lawrence, a lawyer who had represented Mary Kennedy in a 2010 drunk driving case, confirmed the death, but neither he nor police in the town of Bedford in Westchester County, N.Y., released a cause of death. An autopsy was scheduled Thursday, the Associated Press reported.
NEWS
February 16, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
It's been less than three years since the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy left Massachusetts without a Kennedy in Congress, something that hadn't happened for more than 60 years. Joseph Kennedy III aims to change that this November. The redheaded grandson of the late Robert F. Kennedy has announced his candidacy to replace retiring Rep. Barney Frank in Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District. “My family has had the great privilege of serving Massachusetts before,” Kennedy said in a three-minute Web video titled “I'm Running.” “They taught me that public service is an honor, given in trust, and that trust must be earned each and every day. That's exactly what I intend to do.” Kennedy, 31, is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2012 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Richard Threlkeld, a former CBS and ABC correspondent who covered the fall of Saigon and helped establish the CBS "Sunday Morning" show with weekly stories that showcased his prodigious energy and incisive writing, died Friday in a car crash on Long Island, N.Y. He was 74. Threlkeld was driving his 2008 Mini Cooper in Amagansett when he collided with a propane tanker, according to the East Hampton Police Department. He was pronounced dead at Southampton Hospital, not far from his home in East Hampton.
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