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John F. Kennedy

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  • A lingering question: 'Are you related?'

    There are plenty of people around with names like Adams, Johnson, Harrison, Jefferson, Jackson, Washington and any number of others that, by coincidence, are shared with people elected to the office of U.S. president. It stands to reason that in a...
  • Back Story: 'He was so young, no one expected him to die'

    Back Story: 'He was so young, no one expected him to die'
    As Lee Harvey Oswald, sitting in a sixth-floor room of the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, carefully aimed his rifle at President John F. Kennedy's motorcade and fired three times, Joseph R. L. Sterne, who covered the Senate for The Baltimore...
  • 50 years later, small screen shrinks JFK, warps history

    50 years later, small screen shrinks JFK, warps history
    John F. Kennedy was our first TV president. And his death was the catalyst that made TV the principal storyteller of American life. Given that relationship, you might think television would be the place to go for insights into the life of the president...
  • After 50 years, I-95 still East Coast's common thread and economic backbone

    After 50 years, I-95 still East Coast's common thread and economic backbone
    On a brisk afternoon 50 years ago, Timothy Hyman snapped pictures as officials cut a ribbon to open the newest stretch of Interstate 95, connecting Baltimore to Delaware and onward north to Maine. Amid the large crowd gathered at the Maryland-Delaware...
  • Remembering JFK cutting the ribbon to open the Northeastern Expressway

    Remembering JFK cutting the ribbon to open the Northeastern Expressway
    My parents were not of the same political persuasion even though they voted in the same primary. Daddy was a Johnson Democrat, and Mother was a Kennedy Democrat. Daddy held his convictions quietly, but not Mother. She organized coffees and got out the...
  • JFK speaks about the new highway 'through which this long ribbon will pass'

    JFK speaks about the new highway 'through which this long ribbon will pass'
    The following are remarks by President John F. Kennedy at the dedication of the Northeastern Expressway – Delaware Turnpike on Thursday, Nov. 14, 1963: Mr. Moses, Governor Carvel, Governor Tawes, Congressman Fallon of Maryland, Congressman...
  • The JFK Highway: 'Essential to the progress of our people'

    The JFK Highway: 'Essential to the progress of our people'
    First of two parts Fifty years ago Thursday, President John F. Kennedy traveled to the Maryland-Delaware state line to celebrate one of the largest transportation accomplishments of the era, one that would have a profound effect on Harford County in the...
  • Kennedy's New Frontier made manifest in Laurel [Commentary]

    Kennedy's New Frontier made manifest in Laurel [Commentary]
    Marylanders had a special affinity for John F. Kennedy, who we memorialize this week on the 50th anniversary of his assassination on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas. That affinity is more than the fact that Kennedy was a Democrat in a state weighted toward...
  • The fog of November, a half-century later [Column]

    The fog of November, a half-century later [Column]
    We were changing classes, walking outside from the "old" to "new" buildings of my high school in Wallingford, Pa., a southwestern suburb of Philadelphia. It was November. It was chilly and overcast. It was Friday afternoon, maybe 10 minutes to 2, or so,...
  • Legacy of Kennedy's New Frontier still manifest in Howard County [Commentary]

    Legacy of Kennedy's New Frontier still manifest in Howard County [Commentary]
    Marylanders had a special affinity for John F. Kennedy, who we memorialize this week on the 50th anniversary of his assassination on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas. And it's more than the fact that Kennedy was a Democrat in a state weighted toward Democrats....
  • Poem recalls Kennedy assassination

    Seeing footage of CBS newsman Walter Cronkite, his voice catching as he announces Preisdent John F. Kennedy's death, sends a chill through Diane Scharper, a poet and author who teaches writing at Towson University. "Even now, it brings tears to your...
  • In its 51st year, JFK 50 Mile race keeps competitors coming back

    In its 51st year, JFK 50 Mile race keeps competitors coming back
    Fred Schumacher knew the race was worse than he thought it would be when he watched a group of Marines climb into a pickup truck and quit after the first few checkpoints. The first JFK 50 Mile race Schumacher ran, on March 30 1974, offered a...