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February 7, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hollywood luminaries joined some of politics' biggest names Tuesday night to celebrate Ronald Reagan's 85th birthday at Chasen's restaurant, which reopened for the occasion, but the guest of honor dined quietly at home in Bel-Air. The nation's 40th president, stricken by Alzheimer's disease, prefers to avoid large gatherings these days, so the big dinner party--hosted by Nancy Reagan at the storied West Hollywood eatery in which he proposed to her in 1952--went on without him.
April 12, 2013 | By Wes Venteicher, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - The man who shot Ronald Reagan and three other men in 1981 has been behaving normally when he leaves the mental hospital in Washington, D.C., where he is being treated, according to Secret Service observations in newly released court documents. John Hinckley Jr., 57, shops at Wal-Mart, Target and PetSmart during visits to his mother's home in Williamsburg, Va. One of his first stops is often a Wendy's. At home with his mother, he performs lots of chores, plays guitar and makes art. He shows few of the symptoms that led to the 1982 finding that he was insane, and therefore not guilty of attempted murder and other charges in the assassination attempt.
August 20, 1999 | MIKE DOWNEY
A great disappointment in this day and age is not being able to hear from Ronald Reagan. Here he lives, right smack-dab in Los Angeles, an illustrious figure in state and U.S. history. Just to chitchat with the man--as sand spills through the 1900s' hourglass--would be a treat as sweet as a jellybean. His legacy is robust, at least, as one wishes Reagan himself to be.
April 14, 2001
Cameron Michael Reagan, the grandson of the former U.S. president and son of talk-radio personality Michael Reagan, completed a 90-day rehabilitation program for being caught with a small amount of marijuana late last year, authorities said. Reagan appeared before Judge Michelle R. Rosenblatt at the Van Nuys Superior Court for a progress report hearing Friday morning.
November 4, 1991 | Times Researcher Michael Meyers
1911: Feb. 6, 2 a.m. Ronald Wilson Reagan is born to John Edward Reagan and Nelle Wilson Reagan in Tampico, Ill., over the store where his father sold shoes. 1920-30: After moving five times in less than a decade, the Reagan family settles in Dixon, Ill., population 10,000. Reagan enrolls in North High School, where he makes the varsity football team as a junior and works as a lifeguard during the summer. He later enters Eureka College where he letters in track, basketball and football.
UCLA will rename its renowned medical center after Ronald Reagan as soon as friends of the former president fulfill a pledge to donate $150 million to help rebuild the hospital, which was damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake, officials announced Wednesday. Reagan supporters have already raised $80 million for the eight-story building, designed by celebrated architect I.M. Pei, and for a separate Reagan library foundation.
June 7, 2004
I never met Ronald Reagan. But I admired him from a distance. His persona, his convictions and beliefs, his style and his love for our country forged me into who and what I am today. He made a Republican out of me. Although I was from another country, whose soldiers fought and died side by side with those of the U.S. for the cause of freedom, I completely embraced this "land of the free and home of the brave," which has given so much to me and my family by way of the opportunities to advance through the merits of one's personal hard work and dedication.
January 18, 1989 | ROBERT KOEHLER
"Where's the rest of me?!" Ronald Reagan cried in his role as an amputee in the film "King's Row." Reagan used the line as the title of his mid-'60s autobiography. It also applies to the "Frontline" documentary, "The Real Life of Ronald Reagan," narrated by Garry Wills, that airs at 9 tonight on Channels 28 and 15; 10 p.m. on Channel 50. This biographical study at first appears to be the very model of thoughtful reportage.
If you love Ronald Reagan, you will love Michael Reagan's book. Even if you don't particularly like either Reagan, this new "keepsake volume" is, like its subject, sometimes anachronistic, sometimes superficial, but always charming in a folksy, flag-waving way.
December 13, 1987 | KAREN BALL, Associated Press
Local folks once were so ashamed of the similarities between Fulton and "Kings Row," a novel about a snobbish small town and its sadistic doctor, that the town librarian yanked the book off the shelf. Today, Fulton has discovered new pride in Henry Bellamann's 1940 novel. The city plans to put on public display the two wool suits worn by a star of the 1942 movie based on the book--Ronald Reagan.
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