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January 24, 1995 | By Michael Matza, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
White clapboards, green shutters, a black sperm-whale weathervane. The rambling, three-gabled beach house that Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy and her husband, Joseph, bought for $25,000 in 1928 looks almost too conventional, too Cape Cod quaint, to be the stage for so many larger-than-life American dramas. It was here, amid the dunes and sweeping lawns overlooking Nantucket Sound, that the family received the news that oldest son Joe Jr. had been killed in combat over the English Channel.
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July 18, 1999 | By Anne Barnard, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ask the islanders here if they know the Kennedys and they'll say, "No, they keep to themselves. " Press harder and you'll find the famous family has touched everyone's life. For years, locals on this crescent of land have flown the Kennedys' planes, driven their cabs, and sold them milk at the general store. They're used to seeing John F. Kennedy Jr. biking along the scrub-pine landscape, climbing into his plane, or visiting a local pub. And they know the Kennedys, for better or worse, have helped define this island's image over the last four decades, marking it on the national map as a vacation spot for the wealthy and glamorous - and as a place of tragedy.
NEWS
July 20, 1999 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Pages of the dark blue scrapbook are filled with memories of the John F. Kennedy Jr. of 30 years ago. Black-and-white snapshots show the youngster getting a lesson in kicking a football. In another, he is building a snowman on a bitter winter's day. In still another, he is helped to climb a pole under a shed. Those pictures and many others, saved behind plastic and held in a well-worn album reinforced along its spine by clear tape, show the boy accompanied by a young man with Kennedy-like looks.
NEWS
July 18, 1999 | By Marc Schogol, Kristen A. Graham and Karen Masterson, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Love the Kennedys or hate them, Cari Frisbie said, "no family deserves this over and over. " It's not just the deaths, she said. For the Kennedys, it has been the calamitous nature of those deaths. "It's the nonstop tragedy," she said. "When is [it] going to end?" As Frisbie helped a band set up at yesterday's Million Artist March on the Parkway in Center City, someone suggested the Kennedys may be paying for their hard-won fame. But she emphatically shook her head.
NEWS
July 18, 1999 | By Tom Infield, Thomas Ginsberg and Jim Salisbury, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Hopes dimmed last night for John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife and sister-in-law as a massive search of waters off this island turned up floating debris that officials suspect came from Kennedy's missing plane. A prescription bottle bearing the name of Kennedy's wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, was among debris that washed up in the surf at the far western edge of the elite resort island near Nantucket. A piece of luggage, marked with the name of Lauren Bessette, Kennedy's sister-in-law, was also found, along with an airplane's wheel.
NEWS
July 20, 1999 | By Fawn Vrazo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Big news in the United States is usually big news around the globe, but the deaths of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife and sister-in-law dominated international front pages as few other recent American stories have. On Sunday, with the rescue attempt still going on, England's major dailies carried long stories on the search and exhaustive recountings of the Kennedy family's triumphs and tragedies. The photo of 3-year-old John Jr. saluting at JFK's funeral appeared, often more than once, in every newspaper and on every television news show.
NEWS
April 13, 1991 | By Laura Parker, Washington Post Inquirer wire services contributed to this article
The lawyer for a 29-year-old woman who said she was raped at the Kennedy family estate said yesterday that he had asked police to investigate the possibility of witness tampering. Kennedy family representatives swiftly denied tampering with witnesses in the case. "We have been made aware of an apparent attempt to intimidate a material witness in the investigation," said David Roth, a Palm Beach lawyer who is representing the woman. "We have Friday asked that Palm Beach police and the State Attorney's Office fully investigate these allegations of witness tampering.
NEWS
October 30, 1993 | By Robert A. Rankin, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
After being embraced by the Kennedy family as the heir to John F. Kennedy's legacy of spirited political leadership, President Clinton took to the stump yesterday and strongly pushed his free-trade agenda. "The 21st century can be our century if we approach it with the vigor, the determination, the wisdom, and the sheer confidence and joy of life that John Kennedy brought to America in 1960," Clinton said as he dedicated a museum at the John F. Kennedy Library. As Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis sat smiling beside him, hundreds of Kennedy family members and friends gave Clinton a standing ovation.
NEWS
April 16, 1991 | Daily News Wire Services
Police said they went to the Kennedy estate one day after the alleged rape of a young woman there and were falsely told Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, his son Patrick and nephew William Kennedy Smith had left town. Police Chief Joe Terlizzese gave the account yesterday in the wake of allegations police are giving the Kennedys special treatment in investigating the alleged rape March 30 of a 29-year-old woman who had met the three at a bar. The woman has accused Smith of raping her. No charges have been filed.
NEWS
July 20, 1999 | By Acel Moore
Like so many other Americans, I was awakened by the news on Saturday morning that apparently another Kennedy had been lost in yet another tragedy for that family. If you happened to flip on your television set not knowing that John F. Kennedy Jr. was missing in a plane, you knew right away something extraordinary was going on because the network anchors, including Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather, were working on Saturday. Thoughts surfaced immediately of war or assassination.
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November 21, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
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 18ΒΌ inches. Nora's birth comes three days before the anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the 35th president and her great-uncle.
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July 15, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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May 20, 2012 | By Karen Matthews, Associated Press
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.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
July 2, 2011 | By Anthony McCartney, Associated Press
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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")
NEWS
September 2, 2009 | By Guy Ciarrocchi
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.
NEWS
December 19, 2008 | CHRISTINE M. FLOWERS
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.
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May 29, 2008 | By George Curry
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.
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July 25, 2004 | By Michael Klein INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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