January 16, 2001 |
Andrew Young celebrated Martin Luther King Day on Monday by urging Americans to put the divisiveness of the election behind them and accept George W. Bush as their president. He also urged Bush to avoid his party's "polarizing instincts."
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May 30, 2000 |
Five decades have passed, but retired U.S. Army Sgt. Thomas J. McGowan can recount that hellish day in 1945 as if it were exploding before his eyes. On Jan. 17, the platoon leader stood his ground as hundreds of German troops advanced on the town of Oberwampach in Luxembourg, about 175 miles from Paris. After ordering his men to retreat, McGowan, a member of the Army's 90th Infantry Division, called in artillery to stop the panzer tanks and the SS soldiers.
January 18, 2000 |
Decrying the Confederate flag as a symbol of slavery and racism, about 46,000 people marched to South Carolina's Statehouse on Martin Luther King Day to demand that the banner be taken down. They also said the slain civil rights leader should be honored with a permanent state holiday. South Carolina state workers now can take off the King holiday or another of their choice, including several tied to Confederate anniversaries.
December 31, 1998 |
What if they gave a New Year's Eve party and the whole town came? Basically, that's what has happened here since 1976, when the country's first "First Night" celebration was staged. The tradition took hold, so much so that this city of about 600,000 residents expects 2 million people to show up for First Night 1999.
November 27, 1998 |
Ray Goff got an earful along with a mouthful when he showed up Thursday for a turkey dinner for the homeless at Atlanta Union Mission. A homeless man challenged the former University of Georgia head football coach about why he didn't make better use of Terrell Davis, a star running back for the Denver Broncos after an unremarkable Georgia career. "I did get a laugh out of that," Goff said.
July 10, 1998 |
First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday unveiled a red-white-and-blue logo for her millennium project celebrating the United States' past and future with the approach of 2000. "It is designed to use our national symbols to force us to look toward the horizon, a horizon of promise and opportunity that we think really does represent what is the American spirit: always looking toward the future," she told a small group of reporters.