Today in History for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

...Today's Highlight in History:On Dec. 19, 1974, Nelson A. Rockefeller was sworn in as the 41st vice president of the United States in the U.S. Senate chamber by Chief Justice Warren Burger with President Gerald R. Ford looking on (in...
Slack Tide: There's more to Thanksgiving than football and antacid

...Also, every year since 1947 the National Turkey Federation has presented live and dressed turkeys to the President of the United States at an official ceremony known as the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation. Kennedy was the first president...
Today in History

...against Queen Elizabeth I. (Mary was beheaded in February 1587.)In 1890, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States, was born in Denison, Texas.In 1908, the E.M. Forster novel "A Room With a View" was first published...
Hunters' fight to bring polar bear trophies home

...fair. Their cause, so far, has traveled through two federal courts, Congress and even the office of the president of the United States.The nation's largest hunting and anti-hunting groups have joined the fight along the way.Hunting the...
Today in history

...Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner in present-day New Mexico.In 1913, Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr., the 38th president of the United States, was born Leslie Lynch King Jr. in Omaha, Neb.In 1914, scientist Robert H. Goddard received a U.S...
Opinion: We need to follow all of the money, and faster

...guarantees individuals who raise or donate $500,000 or more to it a special perk: quarterly meetings with the President of the United States. Organizing for Action is a nonprofit that does not have to disclose its donors to the public. Apparently...
Slack Tide: At least it's not age 40

...dress stain was just a gleam in Bill Clinton's eye.Speaking of which, I've been eligible to run for President of the United States for nearly three years, now. Man, I really should file that paperwork.Anyway, come Tuesday I'll only...
Former Olympian crust-cruises Juneau trails get a special invitation to come down into a special room before the opening ceremonies and meet the President of the United States," Kemppel said. "So I got to meet George Bush and he had all his Secret Service people and the whole stadium...
Haines man selected to participate in Presidential Inaugural Parade

...Scott A. Little, of Marshfield, Md.The U.S. Armed Forces have participated in the inauguration of the president of the United States since April 30, 1789, when members of the U.S. Army, local militia units and Revolutionary War veterans...
My Turn: The new/old Republican not American, it's obtuse. It teaches our children that we don't have to respect the Office of the President of the United States because we don't like his color or his party affiliation.Should the Republican Party redefine itself...


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