November 21, 2013 |
As the world this week mourned the 50th anniversary of her great-uncle's assassination, the newest Kennedy was born at the Jersey Shore. Nora Kara Kennedy was born 3:11 p.m. Tuesday at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-Mainland Campus, the daughter of former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy and his wife, Amy. Nora weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 18¼ inches. Nora's birth comes three days before the anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the 35th president and her great-uncle.
July 15, 2013 |
Margaret Biddle Robbins, 97, of Gladwyne, a hostess, humanitarian, and World War II officer assigned to the Allied Supreme Headquarters, died of progressive weakness Monday, June 17, at Waverly Heights. The former Margaret Atkinson was born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, the eldest daughter of World War I veterans. At 18, she left for Chicago to pursue higher education and a business career, but returned home at the start of World War II to be commissioned as an officer in the Canadian army.
May 20, 2012 |
BEDFORD, N.Y. - Family and friends gathered Saturday morning at a modest stone church in a hamlet north of New York City for the funeral of Mary Richardson Kennedy, the latest member of that famous family to fall victim to tragedy. The mourners included actors Susan Sarandon, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, and Edward James Olmos, tennis great John McEnroe, and musician Paul Shaffer. Glenn Close sang and Seinfeld cocreator Larry David spoke during the ceremony, according to a program left at the church.
November 13, 2011
Elusive Hero By Chris Matthews Simon & Schuster. 479 pp. $27.50 Reviewed by Joelle Farrell John Fitzgerald Kennedy once told his friend Ben Bradlee, then a reporter who would become executive editor of the Washington Post, that people read biographies to answer a simple question: "What's he like?" In adding to the many reflections on JFK, Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's political talk show Hardball , aimed to do just that with Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero . As the title of his sixth book suggests, it is no easy task to sum up or pin down JFK. Yet Matthews, a Philadelphia native whose fascination with Kennedy began when he was a 10-year-old boy and heard the then-senator speak at the 1956 Democratic Convention in Chicago, offers a readable and accessible book about the 35th president.
July 2, 2011 |
LOS ANGELES - Six weeks after Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed he had fathered a child out of wedlock, his wife, Maria Shriver, filed divorce papers Friday to end their marriage of 25 years. The former television journalist and Kennedy family heir cited irreconcilable differences but offered no additional details about the breakup. She also did not list a date when the couple separated, although they announced they had done so on May 9. A week later, the former action star and former governor admitted he fathered a child with a member of his household staff years ago. Shriver's filing does not indicate the couple have a prenuptial agreement, which likely means Schwarzenegger's earnings from his career as a Hollywood megastar will be evenly divided with his estranged wife.
February 21, 2011
AMANDA KNOX: MURDER ON TRIAL IN ITALY. 9 tonight, Lifetime. MOST OF US know by now, don't we, that seeing isn't always believing? But when it comes to movies "based on a true story," it can be easy to forget. Unless you happen to be one of the people whose "true story" is being told without your permission or involvement. That's the situation for the subject of tonight's Lifetime movie, "Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy," which stars Hayden Panettiere ("Heroes")
September 2, 2009 |
With the passing of Ted Kennedy, Americans have taken a moment to reflect on his career and legacy. Having worked for elected officials ranging from the late Sen. John Heinz to Rep. Jim Gerlach, I have had a lifetime of experience in government. And my fellow Republicans may be surprised to learn that the first time I worked my home precinct as a volunteer was for Kennedy's 1980 presidential candidacy. But I will leave the political commentary to historians and Kennedy's colleagues.
December 19, 2008 |
ABOUT A YEAR AGO, Neil Diamond finally revealed the inspiration for his song "Sweet Caroline. " He of the impressive sideburns said that it was while looking at a picture of Caroline Kennedy in the '60s that he was moved to write his signature song. Aside from the slightly creepy aspect of a grown man taking a prepubescent teen as his muse (although Dante did some mean stuff with his own Beatrice), it reminded all of us just how important the Kennedy family was - and is - to the modern American psyche.
May 29, 2008 |
I want to believe Hillary Clinton when she says that her recent comment about Robert F. Kennedy being assassinated in June was a reference to the long primary season rather than the ever-present danger that Barack Obama faces. The problem with Clinton is that she is often her own worst enemy. She issued a statement saying, "The Kennedys have been much on my mind the last days because of Senator Kennedy and I regret that if my referencing that moment of trauma for our entire nation, and particularly for the Kennedy family, was in any way offensive.
July 25, 2004 |
This week should be nirvana for columnist Gayle Fee, who covers boldface names for the Boston Herald: nightly parties, hot-and-cold-running celebrities, assorted hoopla surrounding the Democratic National Convention - all unfolding on her home turf. Alas, it hurts to tread on her home turf. Three weeks ago, Fee broke an ankle in a freak home accident. (She slid on a mat while trying to sneak out her front door past her dog.) "It's crippling," Fee quipped Friday. "Our plan was, since you're not going to be able to drive anywhere, to walk everywhere.