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Lyndon B. Johnson

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  • Yates Field is pushed as a fitting tribute

    When the Parkville High School football team plays its first home game this season, will the players be performing on a turf called Yates Field? They will if Robert Gartside has his way. Gartside is a proud alumnus of Parkville, Class of 1969. His last...
  • Don't expect much from next Great Man

    Finally, blessedly, it's over. After the longest, most expensive campaign in American history, the voters have decided who will be the next Great Man to take the helm of our ship of state. Sen. Barack Obama has been swept into the presidency on a wave...
  • Tales of lingering spirits

    It's Halloween and time once again to gather family and friends around the fireplace in a darkened room and listen to the retelling of ghost stories while sipping chilled cider. Experts in the field of spectral phenomenon claim that Maryland and...
  • Solemn vote ends 'year of agony'

    Suspenseful it was not. And yet, when Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist called for the verdict in President Clinton's impeachment trial, he suddenly placed the weight of history on 100 sets of shoulders in the hushed Senate chamber. "Senators, how say...
  • For Clinton, a chance to mend legacy

    With his personal reputation in tatters but his political power still potent, Bill Clinton will have just two years to burnish his legacy and try to banish Monica Lewinsky to a footnote in his presidency. From Gennifer Flowers to the second...
  • Twitter Reaction To LeBron James' Breaking News

    Some Twitter reaction to the news that Lebron James is returning to Northeast Ohio: Scott Van Pelt @notthefakeSVP: That's one helluva letter. Pitch perfect. Home represents something special to all of us...he went home. Right on. Jeff Goodman...
  • El Hartford Courant Cumple 250 Años

    El Hartford Courant Cumple 250 Años
    Hoy en la Historia 11 de julio de 1804: Duelo entre Hamilton y Burr Después de una larga rivalidad política, el Vicepresidente Aaron Burr y el ex Secretario del Tesoro Alexander Hamilton tuvieron un duelo en Nueva Jersey el 11 de julio del 1804....
  • Nixon informed of Eagleton woes in 1967, Buchanan writes

    WASHINGTON Pat Buchanan's new book about Richard Nixon's 1968 comeback is replete with St. Louis references, including the revelation that Nixon was told of former Sen. Thomas Eagleton's mental health treatments five years before their disclosure forced...
  • Turning point for civil rights

    Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. The comprehensive, landmark legislation outlawed, among many other things, racial segregation in public accommodations. Jim Crow, in both its more overt Southern and subtler...
  • Why are Americans so easily taken to war?

    To the editor: Professor Joseph J. Ellis' essay should be mandatory reading for all Americans. ("The American way of war: It may surprise you," Op-Ed, July 1) When any politician is eager to go to war, watch out. Any objective reading of U.S. history...
  • New dean looks to Howard law school's past to shape its future

    WASHINGTON Danielle R. Holley-Walker, the new dean of the Howard University School of Law in the nation's capital, said the school will build on its heritage of fighting for civil rights by broadening its pioneering work in social reforms. She takes...
  • Boy Scout troop leader honored for 50 years of service

    Boy Scout troop leader honored for 50 years of service
    When Thomas Fritts stepped up in 1964 to serve as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 20, Lyndon B. Johnson was president and the Winnetka scouts counted just 19 members. Seven years later, Fritts presided at the helm of a vibrant North Shore troop that had...