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April 29, 1998 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
In his later years, John Kennedy's favorite activity at family gatherings was to sit off to the side, survey the scene and listen to all the chatter. Two topics, though, were sure to get him to contribute. "Baseball and the Bible - the two B's," Kennedy's daughter, Tazena Kennedy, said warmly. "He loved those two. When the talk was about something else, he usually stayed quiet. " Kennedy, a shortstop who in 1957 gained fame as the first African-American to play for the Phillies, died Monday in Jacksonville, Fla., of heart failure.
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May 29, 1997 | by Mark Kram, Daily News Sports Writer
The pitch catches the outside part of the plate, the umpire shouts "Strike threeeeeee!" and John Kennedy heads back to the bench. Glancing over a shoulder to register his disagreement with the call, he steps inside the dugout, props his bat against a wall and finds a seat among his teammates. There, he peers out at the high school field as a cluster of storm clouds begins building on the far horizon. "That pitch was high, John," says a teammate. "Sure was," the old man replies softly.
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February 28, 1995 | By Charles Krauthammer
One last mission for the World War II generation. With that theme, Bob Dole launched his bid for the presidency in New Hampshire. The gambit, which at once invokes his war record while defusing the age issue, has been widely noted as politically brilliant. What has been less widely noted is how deeply ironic it is. Generational politics - appealing not to the classic identities of race, class, geography, ethnicity or even ideology but to birth cohort - was in recent times a project of Pat Caddell, once Jimmy Carter's pollster.
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November 16, 1992
THE NEGATIVE LEGACY OF THE '60S Making sense of the '60s is important unfinished business because the widespread misreading of that curious and critical decade is one of the reasons it is so hard for anyone . . . to succeed as president. The inflation of John Kennedy's short-lived presidency into the nonsense of Camelot needed to be punctured, but revisionist historians and ideologues have deflated and distorted that period in American politics almost beyond recognition. In doing so, they contributed to the cynicism about all government that has paralyzed politics.
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September 9, 1987 | Daily News Wire Services
A former aide to Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John Kennedy has disclosed racy details of Washington life in a new book proposal, the Washington Post said yesterday. But it said author Joan Braden was embarrassed about the book proposal written with a collaborator and quoted her as saying she planned to change it. Braden, wife of newspaper columnist Tom Braden and the mother of eight, worked for Nelson Rockefeller when he was in the Eisenhower administration. She also worked on Kennedy's 1960 campaign.
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May 29, 1989
It's a sentiment that has been so often repeated as a part of Memorial Day rhetoric that at times we may forget that it is really true - that Americans who have fallen in battle have done so in the cause of freedom. At times in the past we may have repeated this maxim of the American Faith more out of hope than conviction, saying it to keep belief in it alive. There have been times when the forces opposed to freedom have seemed to be moving forward everywhere on their malevolent march.
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November 10, 1992 | by Molly Ivins, From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
You can already tell that the media - those villains, those arch-fiends, those ceaseless perverters of truth - have got it wrong. They're calling the yet-to-be-born Clinton administration "Camelot with a Southern accent. " If I hadn't sworn I'd never use that hackneyed, tired cliche-of-the-year "Not!" that's what I'd stick in here. (Have I been covering politics long enough to have it both ways, or what?) Anyway, John Kennedy may have been young Bill Clinton's first political hero, but Bill Clinton is no John Kennedy.
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January 5, 1986 | By Marc Narducci, Special to The Inquirer
It was down to the final wrestling bout, and Camden Catholic High had Eastern exactly where it wanted the two-time defending Olympic Conference National Division champs. The score was tied, 27-27, but Camden Catholic, No. 9 in The Inquirer's South Jersey ratings, had its reliable 200-pound heavyweight, Bill Wheeler, ready to clinch the bout. All went well in the early portion of the bout as Wheeler stormed out to a 12-3 lead, but then the Irish (2-1 overall, 2-1 division) literally suffered a twist of fate.
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May 5, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
When it comes to the dangerous intersection of race and sports, T.S. Eliot was right. April really is the cruelest month. It was, after all, in April 1947 when the infamous racist rant Phillies manager Ben Chapman directed at Jackie Robinson took place. And it was in that same month, 67 years later, when we learned about Donald Sterling's bigoted outburst. The world has changed dramatically between those two Aprils. But, unfortunately, some attitudes have not. April also figured prominently in another race-related tale, this one a bittersweet Philadelphia story that underscored America's ongoing difficulties in dealing with its oldest and most perplexing problem.
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September 30, 1992 | By DAVID S. BRODER
The Democrats are doing their best to wrap Bill Clinton in the mantle of John F. Kennedy, but when you think about it, the comparison just doesn't work. I've been thinking about it a lot, after watching the admirably unsentimental, four-hour Public Broadcasting System documentary on the Kennedys and then coming here, the next day, to the city where JFK's saga ended in bloodshed almost three decades ago. In the film biography of Clinton that introduced his acceptance speech at last summer's Democratic National Convention, the governor's media team made much of the handshake Kennedy gave Clinton when the youth from Arkansas came to Washington with other participants in the American Legion's Boys' Nation.
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May 5, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
When it comes to the dangerous intersection of race and sports, T.S. Eliot was right. April really is the cruelest month. It was, after all, in April 1947 when the infamous racist rant Phillies manager Ben Chapman directed at Jackie Robinson took place. And it was in that same month, 67 years later, when we learned about Donald Sterling's bigoted outburst. The world has changed dramatically between those two Aprils. But, unfortunately, some attitudes have not. April also figured prominently in another race-related tale, this one a bittersweet Philadelphia story that underscored America's ongoing difficulties in dealing with its oldest and most perplexing problem.
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November 26, 2013
CHRISTINE Flowers may not have been born when John Kennedy was elected, but I was. At 12 years old I was already a veteran of the Catholic school system and years away from understanding or appreciating this unwanted "gift" from my parents. My father was a Naval Academy graduate, die-hard Republican and a Catholic convert who married my one-hundred-percent Italian mother. My younger brother and two younger sisters all flourished in a combined atmosphere of love, discipline and accountability.
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October 15, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
John E. Kennedy Jr., 79, a Chestnut Hill resident for more than three decades, died of multiple myeloma Monday, Sept. 30, at his home in West Palm Beach, Fla. Born in State College, Pa., Mr. Kennedy graduated from State College High School and earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1956 from the University of Delaware. He completed a master's degree in business administration in 1962 at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, and served as president of the Darden Alumni Board from 1986 to 1990.
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January 13, 2013 | By Jamie Stengle, Associated Press
DALLAS - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced a lone gunman wasn't solely responsible for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, his uncle, and said his father believed the Warren Commission report was a "shoddy piece of craftsmanship. " Kennedy and his sister Rory spoke about their family Friday night during an interview with Charlie Rose at in Dallas. The event was part of observances marking the 50th anniversary of the president's death. Kennedy was killed Nov. 22, 1963, while riding in a motorcade through Dallas.
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March 30, 2012 | By Michael Carroll
I realized that we were in a rough primary-election season when the martyred president of my youth was dragged from his grave and used as a campaign foil by one of the candidates. Rick Santorum has said that reading John Kennedy's speech about the separation of church and state made him feel like throwing up. Tough campaign talk from a tough guy - with a weak stomach. Kennedy was a flawed man, but Catholic schoolboys like me didn't know it when he was alive. Since those innocent days, most of us have figured out that there are more than a few flawed people out there, many of whom can be spotted in the mirror in the morning.
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October 30, 2011
Chris Matthews is the author of Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero (Simon & Schuster) and host of MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews and NBC's The Chris Matthews Show We once had a hero for a president. As a young Navy lieutenant, John F. Kennedy saved his crew in World War II. He carried one man on his back for four hours as he swam through Japanese-held waters of the South Pacific. As president, he may well have saved far more lives. Faced with evidence that the Soviets had placed nuclear missiles in Cuba, Kennedy faced pressure to attack.
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September 7, 2011 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
John H. Kennedy, 81, chairman and chief executive of the former Alco Health Services Corp., a pharmaceutical distributor in Valley Forge from 1984 until his retirement in 1990, died Thursday, Sept. 1, of complications from diabetes at Dunwoody Village, the retirement community in Newtown Square where he had lived since March. He had resided in Haverford since 1964. At the time of his death, his son Paul said, Mr. Kennedy was a director of HTV Industries Inc., a private investment firm in Cleveland.
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March 30, 2011 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Cathy and John each spent their 20s and 30s focused on their careers - hers in nursing, his in the nuclear energy industry. Any leftover hours were filled with happy times with friends and family. "It was good," Cathy said. "And then I hit 40. " "The time when you're enjoying the single life and your career, it slips by quickly," John said. "And then I was like, wait a minute, I'm kind of missing something. " In August 2001 Cathy was drawn to an ad John placed in Philadelphia magazine.
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March 17, 2011 | Associated Press
The only shooting for St. John's senior D.J. Kennedy at this NCAA tournament involves a video camera. Kennedy suffered a torn ligament in his right knee during the Big East tournament, reducing him to the roles of coach and cheerleader. He's capturing his team's journey with his camera as the sixth-seeded Red Storm (21-11) face 11th-seeded Gonzaga (24-9) Thursday night in the Southeast Regional in Denver. Kennedy, who averaged 10.4 points per game, said with a smile that he was available to shoot late free throws.
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July 31, 2010 | By Kathleen Brady Shea, Inquirer Staff Writer
The decision of a Democratic lawmaker representing the West Chester region to reverse course and seek a third term will make a key Chester County race more competitive, analysts said Friday. Barbara McIlvaine Smith, who represents the 156th District in the Pennsylvania House, said Friday that she had decided to try to retain her seat after she learned that Mark Stevens, the Democrat hoping to succeed her, had to withdraw from the race because of a severe back injury. In November, McIlvaine Smith cited frustration with the legislative status quo as her reason for leaving politics, a decision she said she recently began to second-guess.
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