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  • Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky Prays “The Hail Mary” Before Every Race

    08/08/2016 2:14:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 344 replies
    uCatholic ^ | August 8, 2016
    U.S. Olympian Katie Ledecky is the world record holder in the 400-, 800- and 1500-meter freestyles, and the American record holder in the 500-, 1000- and 1650-yard freestyles.In the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she will compete in the 200-, 400-, and 800-meter freestyle. She has won Gold medals in the 2012 London Olympics and again in the 2016 Rio Olympics.But before every race Ledecky, a faithful Catholic, offers a Hail Mary. “I do say a prayer – or two – before any race. The Hail Mary is a beautiful prayer and I find that it calms me.” she said.In an interview with...
  • Swimmer carrying rock drowns on (his 21st) birthday

    05/26/2015 1:25:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies ^ | 5/26/15 | Mike Moffitt
    A swimmer trying cross a wildlife-area pond while holding a large rock drowned Monday in Oroville. California Highway Patrol officers said Austin Harr of Gridley was celebrating his 21st birthday with a swim at the dredger ponds when he sank below the surface about 5 p.m.
  • Obama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Kennedy (Teddy, not RFK or JFK!)

    03/30/2015 1:46:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    MSN / The Associated Press ^ | March 30, 2015 | Nedra Pickler and David Espo
    BOSTON — President Barack Obama summoned today's quarrelsome political leaders to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of compromise on Monday, and said a new institute that bears the longtime Massachusetts senator's name can be as much an antidote to political cynicism as the man once was. "What if we carried ourselves more like Ted Kennedy? What if we were to follow his example a little bit harder?" the president asked a crowd of family, former aides and political dignitaries of both parties under a tent in raw weather just outside the doors of the Edward...
  • Soon: LIVE Report - Pres. Obama Remarks at Edward M. Kennedy Institute Opening LIVE THREAD

    03/30/2015 9:14:53 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 28 replies
    ABC ^ | March 30 2015 | No Attribution
    LIVE Report - Pres. Obama Remarks at Edward M. Kennedy Institute Opening
  • ‘Shocked’ bikers catch Stanford swimmer ‘raping’ unconscious woman [New York Post Photos]

    01/28/2015 1:29:53 PM PST · by Colofornian · 61 replies ^ | Jan. 28, 2015
    A former Stanford University swimmer who raced in the 2012 US Olympic trials has been charged with raping an intoxicated, unconscious woman on the school’s campus. The San Jose Mercury News reports Brock Allen Turner was charged Tuesday with five felony counts on suspicion of attempted rape and penetration with a foreign object. “She was lying on the ground unconscious, not moving,” Deputy District Attorney Alaleh Kianerci told the San Francisco Chronicle of the alleged victim, who was not a student at the university. Prosecutors say the attack happened Jan. 18. Two men riding bikes on campus saw an unconscious...
  • David Schwimmer Cast as Robert Kardashian Sr. Opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. in O.J. Simpson's

    12/20/2014 9:45:40 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 27 replies
    US Weekly ^ | Dec. 20, 2014 | Stephanie Webber
    ...upcoming miniseries American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.
  • Kennedy And Chappaquiddick [44 Years Ago]

    07/18/2013 11:43:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    Personal ^ | 7/18/13 | Bob Livingston
    In the early morning hours of July 19, 1969, a black Oldsmobile sedan turned down a narrow dirt road and careened away in a cloud of dust. As the car approached a wooden bridge that sat at an oblique angle to the road, it failed to slow. Too late, the driver realized his error. The car dropped over the side of the bridge, turned over and plunged into the Poucha Pond. The driver escaped the overturned and water-filled car. A 28-year-old female passenger did not. What followed doomed the Presidential aspirations of 37-year-old Senator Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy. Only Kennedy...
  • Nude swimmer distracts home burglary victim

    07/10/2013 3:17:25 AM PDT · by Einherjar · 13 replies
    Crossville Chronicle ^ | july 8, 2013 | mike moser
    While a nude female swimmer in his Camelot subidivision home's backyard pool had him distracted, the woman's accomplice was inside the victim's home stealing his personal property. Both made a clean getaway.

    04/09/2012 7:00:25 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 34 replies
    INTERNET ^ | April 9, 2012 | swampsniper
    A friend sent this. I put it on my Photobucket so I could share it.
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Previously Redacted Material from the FBI File of the Late Sen. Ted Kennedy

    02/25/2011 10:49:42 AM PST · by La Lydia · 39 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 25, 2011
    Judicial Watch...announced today that it has obtained previously redacted material from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file of the late Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy, who died in August 2009 from brain cancer. Judicial Watch obtained the records pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit originally filed on June 9, 2010. The documents include a December 28, 1961, State Department memo describing a tour of several Latin American countries taken by then-Assistant District Attorney of Suffolk County Kennedy. This document as it was originally made public was almost completely redacted. After an initial challenge by Judicial Watch, a version...
  • Producer Defends Pulled Kennedy Mini-Series

    01/13/2011 5:30:28 AM PST · by Cowman · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 13, 2011 | Meredith Jessup
    ‘It’s the Truth’: Producer Defends Pulled Kennedy Mini-Series Posted on January 13, 2011 at 12:03am by Meredith Jessup After the History Channel pulled his mini-series, “The Kennedys,” executive producer Michael Prupas insisted Wednesday that the eight-hour series was “meticulously researched” and is historically accurate. John and Jackie Kennedy are portrayed by Hollywood actor Greg Kinnear and actress Katie Holmes “It’s the truth,” he said. “The goal of the script from the very beginning was to tell the family story of the Kennedys.” The History Channel announced its decision after a leaked script was denounced by former Kennedy aide Theodore Sorensen...
  • Warts And Gall

    01/13/2011 6:10:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 12, 2011 | Staff
    <p>Political Clout: The Kennedys no longer have a family member in Congress, but their undue influence can still pressure a high-profile cable channel to suppress an unflattering $25 million biopic.</p> <p>Since 2007, A&E's History Channel has lured younger viewers and a bigger audience with reality series like "UFO Hunters." Sadly, the channel has axed a miniseries that was a cinch to give the History Channel its highest ratings ever.</p>
  • US national swimmer dies in overseas race

    10/23/2010 3:42:37 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Fran Crippen, a medal-winning open-water swimmer on the U.S. national team, told his coach he wasn’t feeling well late in a race before he died in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday.
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Never-Before-Released FBI Records Regarding Late Senator Kennedy

    09/08/2010 11:01:18 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 31 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 9, 2010
    Documents Detail Connections to Suspected Communist Operatives: Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained 23 new pages of documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation file of late Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy, who died in August 2009. Among the new documents is a memo dated March 28, 1963, that details the FBI’s concern over an effort by Edward and Robert Kennedy to pressure the State Department to allow Katalin Karady, a Hungarian émigré living in Brazil — described as “consistently refused an immigrant visa because of the voluminous subversive and derogatory data on file concerning her” — to enter...
  • 30 Stung By Stingrays; 2 Swimmers Hospitalized (weird)

    07/14/2010 6:43:04 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 30 replies ^ | 07/14/2010 | ERIC S. PAGE
    Ambulances were called to La Jolla Wednesday afternoon after at least 30 people were stung by sting rays. The attacks happened at both La Jolla Shores and Blacks Beach up the coast to the north. Lifeguards said that at one point, they were treating 11 or 12 people at the same time. Paramedics were called in to assist with triage because of the abundance of victims. Source: 30 Stung By Stingrays; 2 Swimmers Hospitalized | NBC San Diego
  • Monaco's Prince Albert FINALLY to settle down as he proposes to girlfriend Charlene

    06/23/2010 9:05:14 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 51 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 3:28 PM on 23rd June 2010 | Unknown
    If she takes up swimming again, she won't be able to wear her engagement ring in the pool - she'd surely sink. Prince Albert of Monaco has proposed to South African former swimmer Charlene Wittstock - giving her a ring that more than makes up for his reputation as an eternal playboy. The royal palace said in a statement that the engagement was announced today between the 52-year-old prince and 32-year-old Wittstock.
  • GOP’s Brown Within Nine Points In Mass. Senate Race

    01/05/2010 7:30:42 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 73 replies · 2,411+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 1/5/2010 | Ed Carson
    Here’s a poll that could shock the political world: GOP state Sen. Scott Brown trails state Attorney Martha Coakley by just nine points ahead of the Jan. 19 special election to fill the Senate seat previously held by the late Ted Kennedy. Coakley leads 50% to 41%, according to a new Rasmussen poll. Her lead falls to just two points among respondents who say they are sure to vote. A Brown upset would be seismic, because it would reduce the Senate Democratic caucus to 59 votes, 1 vote shy of the 60 needed to override a GOP filibuster. That would...
  • Breaking News! Ted "Swimmer" Kennedy is now eligible to vote in Chicago elections!

    09/10/2009 3:02:14 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 7 replies · 1,075+ views
    email | 9/10/2009 | Unknown
    Well, since 8/25 actually... (Hey, my email is on a roll)
  • Kennedy memoir reveals guilt over Chappaquiddick

    09/02/2009 8:15:36 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 32 replies · 1,375+ views
    <p>NEW YORK — In a posthumous memoir, Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy writes of fear and remorse surrounding the fateful events on Chappaquiddick Island in 1969, when his car accident left a woman dead.</p> <p>"True Compass" is to be published Sept. 14 by Twelve, a division of the Hachette book group. The 532-page book was obtained early by The New York Times.</p>
  • British Government hosts petition to remove Ted Kennedy's 'IRA' knighthood

    09/01/2009 1:27:57 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies · 1,792+ views
    IrishCentral ^ | September 1, 2009 | Kelly Fincham
    Thousands of people have signed an online petition hosted by the British Government to remove the late Ted Kennedy's knighthood. The petition's creator Stephen Clements says he started the petition because he claims that Kennedy supported the IRA. "Ted Kennedy throughout the 70's and 80's actively supported groups whose sole purpose was to financially support IRA families," he said. "This support enabled the IRA to continue its muder (sic) campaign against UK citizens for a longer period than would otherwise have happened and contributed to the number of deaths on both sides. "It is highly unlikely that the US Government...
  • Senate field hinges on Kennedy decision

    08/31/2009 5:14:35 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 48 replies · 1,295+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 31, 2009 | Frank Phillips
    ...All eyes now are on Joseph P. Kennedy II, the former US representative, with family members and political allies expecting him to make a decision very shortly on whether to enter the Democratic primary...
  • The needy little boy behind Ted the titan (Brits Nail Ted to a T )

    08/29/2009 4:50:30 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 51 replies · 2,599+ views ^ | August 30, 2009 | Dominic Lawson
    As Edward Kennedy was laid to rest yesterday, accompanied by a further fusillade of eulogies, we were forcibly made aware, once again, of the American fixation with the idea of personal redemption. The British are a less forgiving people. While even the right-wing US press skated around the late senator`s appalling personal behaviour over many years, in this country even politically sympathetic newspapers published excoriating accounts, concentrating on the incident 40 years ago when the 37-year-old Ted Kennedy abandoned Mary Jo Kopechne to die alone in a car he had driven off a small bridge linking Chappaquiddick to Martha`s Vineyard....
  • Getting Mean and Distinctly Ugly (Free Republic Dissed as 'Chappaquiddick-Type people')

    08/29/2009 2:01:07 PM PDT · by kristinn · 276 replies · 6,793+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | Friday, August 28, 2009 | Janice Kennedy
    Two kinds of people reacted to news of Ted Kennedy’s death last week. The first — not all liberals, either — spoke of Kennedy’s hard work in the United States Senate, his dream of universal healthcare, his commitment to working people, civil rights and equality. This “most imperfect man,” wrote analyst William Bradley, was also a powerful advocate for progressive principles. Barack Obama predictably (though accurately) observed that “for America, he was a defender of a dream.” In another variation on the visionary theme, Joe Biden said of his old friend, “He was never small.” The other kind of reaction...
  • Ted Kennedy Dies of Brain Cancer at Age 77

    08/25/2009 10:22:54 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 297 replies · 12,591+ views
    ABC ^ | 2009-08-26
    Sen. Edward Moore Kennedy, the youngest Kennedy brother who was left to head the family's political dynasty after his brothers President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated, has died at age 77.
  • ABC News Special Report: Senator Ted Kennedy has died.

    08/25/2009 10:14:50 PM PDT · by Gigantor · 754 replies · 34,592+ views
    Senator Ted Kennedy has died.
  • Kennedy Rules (IBD Exclusive Series: Government-Run Healthcare: A Prescription For Failure)

    08/21/2009 5:56:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 1,439+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 21, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Politics: Should the election law in Massachusetts be changed to keep Ted Kennedy's seat filled and get ObamaCare passed? As in Minnesota and Illinois, the voters might lose again.Recognizing his own mortality and waging a valiant battle against brain cancer, Kennedy has written a letter to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, state Senate President Theresa Murray and state House Speaker Robert DeLeo asking them to change the law so his seat might be filled immediately until a special election could be held. His letter, a copy of which was obtained by the Boston Globe, does not specially mention his illness or...
  • Cancer-stricken Sen. Kennedy asks state leaders for speedy process to replace him in Congress

    08/20/2009 2:24:37 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 310 replies · 11,212+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 08/20/2009 | GLEN JOHNSON
    Cancer-stricken Sen. Kennedy asks state leaders for speedy process to replace him in Congress BOSTON (AP) — A cancer-stricken Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has written a poignant letter to Massachusetts leaders asking that they change state law to allow a speedy replacement of him in Congress. The note to Gov. Deval Patrick and the state's Senate president and House speaker acknowledges the state changed its succession law in 2004 to require a special election to fill any vacancy. At the time, legislative Democrats were concerned Republican Gov. Mitt Romney would be able to fill any vacancy created as Sen. John...

    07/23/2009 6:43:09 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 159 replies · 5,691+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | 07/23/2009
    Ted Kennedy was left paralyzed after being hit with a devastating seizure, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively. Although he'd been fighting a valiant battle against brain cancer for more than a year, the 77-year-old senator was jolted by a frightening seizure in mid-July that paralyzed the right side of his body and left his speech slurred.
  • 40th anniversary of Mary Jo Kopechne’s drowning at Chappaquiddick...Kennedy's story still doubtful

    07/17/2009 6:53:56 AM PDT · by jimthompsonworstpersoninworld · 64 replies · 3,096+ views ^ | 7-17-09
    NOTE: At the time a hero was walking on the moon, a coward was walking away from a woman trapped underwater in an airpocket. It was only 6 feet of water. Because the anniversary falls on the weekend, if you want to acknowledge the anniversary with a call to the Chappaquiddick Lifeguard's office, you need to do it today. Doug from Upland will be doing what he usually does on this date - calling the office and gurgling water - (202) 224-4543. Be creative and have fun! =================================================== 40th anniversary of Mary Jo Kopechne’s drowning at Chappaquiddick...Kennedy's story still doubtful...
  • Captain Robert Craig, Ocean City Beach Patrol, Maryland- "OC Family Grateful"

    05/25/2009 1:07:06 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 2 replies · 624+ views
    The Dispatch (Maryland Coast Dispatch) ^ | May 25, 2009 | The Craig Family
    OC Family Grateful Editor: Saturday, April 25, 2009 was a beautiful day, and it was made even more wonderful by the outpouring of affection expressed toward Captain Robert S. Craig at his Beach Memorial Service. The Craig children and family appreciate all that was done to honor our “Pop,” a man so many in Ocean City have known and loved for so many years. The Beach Memorial was truly memorable and more special than we could have possibly imagined. We have many people to thank for their efforts in making it happen. We learned very quickly that organizing such an...
  • Ocean City Bids Farewell to OCBP Capt. Robert Craig

    05/12/2009 5:58:04 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 31 replies · 730+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | May 1, 2009 | (Non Listed)
    (At right) Flanked by friends and family members, a wreath is carried down the beach to be released into the ocean in memory of Craig, "founding father" of the Beach Patrol. Carrying the wreath is the current head of the organization, Capt. Butch Arbin, who is flanked by Craig's son, Robert Craig, and grandson, Christopher Craig. (Above) Sean Williams pushes a surf board, carrying the wreath and the ashes of Capt. Craig, toward a Coast Guard boat, which released the wreath farther from the shore.
  • Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig

    04/10/2009 4:24:09 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 467+ views
    News Releases: from Public Relations Office, Town of Ocean City, MD. ^ | April 8, 2009 | Donna Abbott, P.R. Director, Town of Ocean City, MD.
    News Release: April 8, 2009 Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig Ocean City, MD – A memorial service for Captain Robert (Bob) S. Craig will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25 on the beach at North Division Street. Captain Craig passed away on Saturday, March 28 at the age of 90. Captain Craig joined the Ocean City Beach Patrol in 1935 and served as its captain from 1946 until retiring in 1987. Captain Craig is credited with building the Ocean City Beach Patrol into the professional organization it is known as today. When Captain Craig turned...
  • Longtime OCBP Captain, Bob Craig, dies (ROBERT CRAIG: 1918-2009)

    04/07/2009 2:36:23 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 722+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | April 3, 2009 | NANCY POWELL Associate Editor
    (April 3, 2009) The man who not only epitomized the Ocean City Beach Patrol, but also built it into a serious and professional organization, passed away Saturday. When Capt. Robert (Bob) S. Craig turned 90 last July, a competition, dinner and slide show honored him for his 52 years as a town employee and member of the Beach Patrol. Thousands knew Craig from his years guiding the Beach Patrol and taking it from a small, relatively unskilled group of young men to a large group of highly skilled young men and women. Capt. Butch Arbin, the current head of the...
  • OC Beach Patrol Icon Remembered

    04/07/2009 5:29:24 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 6 replies · 633+ views
    The Dispatch ^ | April 3, 2009 | By Shawn J. Soper, News Editor
    OCEAN CITY – Ocean City lost a treasured icon this week when Captain Robert S. Craig, who shepherded the Beach Patrol through decades of change and inspired his young charges for half a century passed away at the age of 90. Captain Craig, as he was known for decades not only by the thousands of lifeguards who worked with him and for him but also by the countless millions of local residents and visitors to the resort area, passed away last Saturday at the Coastal Hospice in Salisbury at the age of 90. A former schoolteacher and coach, Captain Craig...
  • (Vanity) The Canonization of Ted Kennedy

    03/16/2009 12:07:48 PM PDT · by lilylangtree · 45 replies · 2,993+ views
    Email ^ | 3-16-2009 | Email
    As soon as cancer was found in Ted Kennedy, it was noticed the immediate attempt at canonization of old Teddy by the main stream media. They are saying what a "great American" he is. I say, let's get a things clear and not twist the facts to change the REAL history. 1. He was caught cheating at Harvard when he attended first attended the school. He was expelled twice, once for cheating on a test, and once for paying a classmate to cheat for him. 2. While expelled, Kennedy enlisted in the Army, but mistakenly signed up for four years...
  • His Time Is Now (Eleanor Clift writing about Ted Kennedy Alert)

    03/07/2009 5:41:55 AM PST · by Zakeet · 21 replies · 715+ views
    Newsweek ^ | March 6, 2009 | Eleanor Clift
    Frustrated twice before on health-care reform, this may finally be Ted Kennedy's moment The accolades keep rolling in—honorary knighthood, an evening of tribute at the Kennedy Center—and they have the feeling of a grand farewell. Except Sen. Ted Kennedy isn't going anywhere, as he and his aides like to remind everyone. "The cancer is in its cage," he tells his Senate colleagues. Ralph Neas, executive director of the National Coalition on Health Care, was pleased when, on a recent visit to the office of Kennedy's top health-care reform aide, a call came in from the senator asking for staff to...
  • First Woman To Swim The Atlantic Reaches Trinidad

    02/08/2009 6:16:27 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 32 replies · 1,092+ views
    All Headline News ^ | February 8, 2009 | David Goodhue
    Miami, FL (AHN) - A 56-year-old Aspen, Colo. woman resident became the first woman to swim across the Atlantic Ocean when she stepped onto the beach at Trinidad this week. Jennifer Figge began her approximately 700-mile journey Jan. 12 from the Cape Verde Islands off Africa. She swam for eight hours a day, sometimes in waves as high as 30 feet, before returning to a support vessel at night that followed her on her swim. Crew from the support boat threw Figge energy drinks while she swam. She had originally planned to make landfall in the Bahamas, but was thrown...
  • French swimmer in nude pics controversy

    08/12/2008 10:16:46 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 87 replies · 11,299+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | August 12, 2008
    CONTROVERSIAL French swimmer Laure Manaudou is at the centre of a nude picture controversy. Her Italian swimmer former boyfriend Luca Marin is accused of posting video and pictures of Manaudou, who is the Olympic and world 400m world champion. The pair had a spat at the European short course swimming championships in Hungary at the weekend. "I know nothing about the video and have only seen the photos. Yes, it looks like it's really her but it is ridiculous to think it was me who put them there,'' Marin told the Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.
  • Moments in the Sun

    04/14/2008 7:13:06 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 2 replies · 93+ views
    LA Business Journal ^ | April 14, 2008 | Howard Fine
    Moments in the Sun By HOWARD FINE - 4/14/2008 Los Angeles Business Journal Staff Bonnie Reiss has always relished the idea of getting caught up in a cause larger than herself, whether it’s getting a political mentor elected or talking up the environment. She launched her political career by volunteering in Ted Kennedy’s 1980 presidential campaign. Then, after building an entertainment law practice in Los Angeles, she pioneered the use of celebrity endorsements for environmental causes. Nonetheless, the Queens, N.Y., native was stunned in early November 2003 to find herself inside the governor’s suite in Sacramento, grappling with one of...
  • Caption This Byrd and Kennedy Pic

    01/25/2008 10:57:23 AM PST · by Disturbin · 23 replies · 198+ views
    The Boston Globe | January 25, 2008
  • Kopechne mother mourned

    01/13/2008 9:59:24 AM PST · by Borges · 70 replies · 1,810+ views
    Times Leader ^ | 01/13/08 | Edward Lewis
    Daughter Mary Jo killed in 1969 accident while riding in car of U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. PLYMOUTH – A mother who lost her daughter in a well-publicized automobile accident in Massachusetts nearly 39 years ago was remembered Saturday as a caring woman who loved talking, drinking coffee and making pancakes for breakfast. Gwen L. Kopechne, 89, died on Dec. 20 at the Valley Crest Nursing Home in Plains Township. A small gathering of family and friends attended a Memorial Mass in her honor at All Saints Church in Plymouth. Family photographs pasted on a board were placed near the...
  • 'A Well-Publicized Automobile Accident in Massachusetts Nearly 39 Years Ago'

    01/13/2008 5:02:01 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies · 898+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Could a description of Mary Jo Kopechne's death in a car accident possibly not mention Ted Kennedy till five paragraphs later? Yes. That's how the Times Leader, the Wilkes Barre, PA based newspaper reported the passing away at age 89 of Mary Kopechne's mother Gwen, a local resident. Here's the opening paragraph [emphasis added]: A mother who lost her daughter in a well-publicized automobile accident in Massachusetts nearly 39 years ago was remembered Saturday as a caring woman who loved talking, drinking coffee and making pancakes for breakfast.

    11/28/2007 5:22:39 AM PST · by Zakeet · 51 replies · 341+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 29, 2007 | Richard Johnson
    November 28, 2007 -- THE publisher of Sen. Ted Kennedy's autobiography won't likely recoup his $8.5 million advance unless the 75-year-old Democrat finally tells what really happened in 1969 at Chappaquiddick, where Kennedy's car went off a bridge, drowning campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne. But Jonathan Karp, head of the Twelve imprint at Hachette Book Group USA, isn't worried. Karp told Page Six yesterday, "When we met with Sen. Kennedy, he assured us he would be candid." Kennedy, who didn't report the Martha's Vineyard crash to police for many hours, eventually pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident...
  • Kennedy Autobiography Expected to Shine Light on Chappaquiddick Tragedy

    12/10/2007 3:00:53 PM PST · by John Semmens · 20 replies · 182+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 8 Dec 2007 | John Semmens
    Ted Kennedy, the 75 year-old Democratic senator from Massachusetts has just inked an $8 million deal with Twelve, a division of the Hachette Book Group to write his autobiography. A key term of the contract calls for a full exposition of the July 18, 1969 Chappaquiddick incident. “While I never regarded the incident as a significant episode in my life, the publisher insisted that the book would be too dull without some coverage of the event,” Kennedy explained. In an initial draft outline for the book Kennedy characterizes the Chappaquiddick incident as “my miraculous escape from death.” In the book...
  • Mukasey to Kennedy: 'You Should Have Waterboarded Me'

    11/09/2007 8:55:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 94+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | November 9, 2007 | Scott Ott
    Moments after the Senate confirmed President Bush’s nominee for attorney general yesterday, despite objections by some Democrats that Michael Mukasey had been evasive on questions about torture, Mr. Mukasey told Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, “If you really wanted answers, you should have waterboarded me.” Waterboarding is a rarely-used interrogation technique that simulates drowning to extract vital information from a terrorist. During confirmation hearings, Mr. Mukasey refused to definitively say whether he thinks the procedure constitutes torture, a declaration which would ban it from the U.S. government’s list of intelligence-gathering options. “Ted Kennedy thinks I’m a clear and present danger to...
  • Ted Kennedy’s America. The Borking of American politics.

    10/26/2007 6:03:28 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 37 replies · 218+ views
    NRO ^ | October 26, 2007 12:00 AM | By Jonah Goldberg
    If you think American politics have gotten nastier, crueler, and more symbolic over the last 20 years, blame Ted Kennedy. This month marks the 20th anniversary of the borking of Judge Robert Bork, Ronald Reagan’s failed Supreme Court nominee. And it was Ted Kennedy’s bilious bugle blast that brought the man down. Almost immediately after Reagan nominated Bork, Kennedy pulled himself off his barstool and proclaimed: “Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could...
  • Aussie swimmer dives head-first into crocodile

    10/23/2007 3:51:06 PM PDT · by BGHater · 54 replies · 180+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 20 Oct 2007 | Nick Squires
    An Australian who went for a drunken dip in the sea got more than he bargained for when he dived into the jaws of a large crocodile. Matt Martin was camping alone near a beach in northern Queensland when he decided to go for a dusk swim, despite having drunk what he later admitted was "half a slab", or 12 cans of beer. When the 35-year-old construction worker dived into a wave, he butted heads with a submerged saltwater crocodile. "I thought I was dead. It was sort of like when you hit rocks but the rocks had give and...
  • Drunk Tourist Sleeps Off Croc Attack

    10/19/2007 12:56:46 PM PDT · by Froufrou · 17 replies · 86+ views ^ | 10/19/07 | Unknown
    A TOURIST who had drunk 12 cans of beers before being attacked by a crocodile while swimming in a Queensland river fell asleep at his campsite before going to hospital for treatment. Matt Martin was camping in an area of the northeastern state of Queensland known to be inhabited by crocodiles when he drank what he later described as half a slab - or 12 cans of beer. When he dived into the river at Cow Bay in the topical far north of the state, he landed on a crocodile. After a brief wrestling match with the reptile, Martin emerged...
  • (On This Day In History) July 18, 1969: Incident on Chappaquiddick Island (Teddy Swims Away)

    07/18/2007 7:36:56 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies · 2,837+ views ^ | July 18, 2007 |
    On This Day In History July 18, 1969: Incident on Chappaquiddick Island Shortly after leaving a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy of Massachusetts drives an Oldsmobile off a wooden bridge into a tide-swept pond. Kennedy escaped the submerged car, but his passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, did not. The senator did not report the fatal car accident for 10 hours. On the evening of July 18, 1969, while most Americans were home watching television reports on the progress of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission, Kennedy and his cousin Joe Gargan were hosting a cookout and party...
  • [Teddy] Kennedy expects immigration bill to pass

    06/24/2007 9:23:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 1,779+ views
    Earth Times ^ | June 24, 2007
    Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., said Sunday he believes a second try at immigration reform will pass and will garner "good support" among Republicans. The reason it will pass with GOP support is the bill is "tough, fair and practical, Kennedy said on ABC's" This Week with George Stephanopoulous." Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, said earlier, however, he didn't think the measure would pass. The legislation contains $4.4 billion for beefing up border security and is tough on worksite enforcement, Kennedy said. "And finally, we will have a tamper-proof card to make sure that we can really have an effective...