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April 19, 2001
Scientists studying the recovered Confederate submarine H.S. Hunley have now found the remains of eight crewmen, leaving only the vessel's captain, Lt. George Dixon, unaccounted for. All of the crewmen were found at their battle stations ready to crank the sub's propeller shaft, indicating that the craft probably sank very quickly, though researchers don't yet know why. Dixon would have been in the rear of the sub, an area that has not yet been excavated.
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April 18, 2001 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 1,000 additional hours of Richard Nixon's historic White House tape-recordings will be offered for sale to the public, his heirs and the National Archives announced Tuesday. Although the so-called Watergate tapes--containing evidence of criminality--were chiefly responsible for Nixon's resignation in August 1974, the new recordings will include much more than the scandal, officials said.
NEWS
April 3, 2001 | From Times wire services
Scientists uncovered the remains of a sailor they think may have been the second-in-command of the Confederate sub H.L. Hunley. Now, scientists say, they have salvaged the remains of four of the nine sailors aboard the vessel when it sank in 1864, moments after becoming the first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship. Researchers in Charleston found a thighbone, an arm bone and a shoulder blade belonging to a crewman, project director Bob Neyland said.
NEWS
April 1, 2001 | From Associated Press
More than 180 years after Thomas Paine's remains were dug up and carted off to England, his disciples think it's time to bring home the man who helped inspire the American Revolution. That's not as easy as it sounds, since most of Paine is missing and bits of him seem to have migrated all over the world. "I don't know how effective this will be, but it would be wonderful for the city to welcome back our most famous citizen," New Rochelle Mayor Tim Idoni said Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2001 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a recent weekday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, fifth-grader Edwin Mendoza's eyes were opened to the 19th-century world of Queen Victoria. At the same time, J.J. Albert, a 22-year-old Cal Lutheran University senior, was poring over once-private documents on the 40th president's immigration policy for his final project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While the nation is trying to decide how President Bill Clinton's legacy will be judged, four Chapman University students who critiqued Gerald R. Ford's unique term in office got to hear his reactions firsthand Saturday. The event, sponsored by the school's Center for Cold War Studies, culminated a two-day symposium that highlighted the Ford presidency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the nation considers what former President Clinton's legacy will be, four Chapman University students who critiqued Gerald Ford's presidency got to hear his reactions firsthand as part of a school symposium Saturday. The event culminated a two-day conference that focused on the Ford presidency. Four students wrote essays on such topics as economics and the two assassination attempts on Ford, and read them to the former president before an audience of nearly 200 people.
SPORTS
February 16, 2001 | DIANE PUCIN
The book is extraordinary, illuminating, heartwarming, informative. "The African American Century, How Black Americans Have Shaped Our Country," is worth reading. It should be read by African Americans, white Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, Latinos. It should be read by Americans. The book is written by two Harvard historians--Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Cornel West.
NEWS
February 10, 2001 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The president's power to pardon federal criminals is one of the few absolutes in the law. The chief executive is free to use or abuse this authority and cannot be checked by Congress or the courts. What were the authors of the Constitution thinking? Apparently, about wars and rebellions. "They wanted the president to be free to go, at a moment's notice, to say to the rebels: 'Lay down your arms and I will be merciful,' " said Yale law professor Akhil Amar, an expert on constitutional history.
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January 29, 2001 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The food was, thank goodness, all wrong. There was no roasted dog or sliced beaver tail. No buffalo gut stuffed with a goodly dab of excrement, then fried up brown in bear oil. But if the menu was a bit off, the spirit was authentically gung-ho as two dozen history buffs gathered in icicles-on-the-mustache cold for a weekend camp-out. Their goal: re-create the experience of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, who wintered here nearly 200 years ago. "God, this is neat!"
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