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  • On tape, President Ford describes assassination try by Manson follower

    On tape, President Ford describes assassination try by Manson follower
    A federal judge Monday approved the release of videotaped testimony by President Ford, later used in the trial of Lynette Alice "Squeaky" Fromme, who tried to assassinate him in Sacramento 37 years ago. Portions of the 20 minutes of testimony taken in...
  • Gerald Ford's testimony on 1975 assassination attempt: 'The weapon was large'

    Gerald Ford's testimony on 1975 assassination attempt: 'The weapon was large'
    A videotape in which President Gerald Ford discussed a 1975 assassination attempt by a follower of Charles Manson was made public this week. "It fills in the last gap of the case and explains from the president's perspective what it was like to have...
  • Presidential library also has Ford video on file

    SACRAMENTO -- When members of a local historical group wanted a video of President Gerald Ford testifying about the 1975 attempt to assassinate him, they filed a petition with a federal judge. The judge released the recording on Monday, drawing new...
  • Questions persist for carrier Ford as Navy defends design

    Questions persist for carrier Ford as Navy defends design
    — The aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford will continue to experience problems after it joins the fleet because key systems lack reliability, including those that allow fighter jets to launch and land, a government watchdog group reported Thursday....
  • Before WWII, Isolationism Ruled The Land

    In January 1938, Rep. Louis Ludlow, an Indiana Democrat, proposed a constitutional amendment strongly supported by the public: "Except in the event of an invasion of the United States or its territorial possessions and attack upon its citizens residing...
  • Out of the White House and onto the dole

    Out of the White House and onto the dole
    In this era of huge federal debt and fiscal dysfunction, it's less than heartening to learn from the Congressional Research Service that the nation's four living former chief executives got a total of $3.7 million in pensions and operating expenses last...
  • Bel Air teen receives Eagle Scout Award

    Brady Daniels Kautsch, 17 of Bel Air, earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award, on Dec. 13, 2012 and was formally recognized in a ceremonial Court of Honor on March 17, at the Church of St....
  • Goldberg: What 'the Iron Lady' forged

    In 1975, when asked to explain why Margaret Thatcher was poised to take over the Tory Party, the irascible British satirist Malcolm Muggeridge replied that it was all due to television and the fact that the telegenic Thatcher had a "certain imbecile...
  • Thatcher made history by standing firm

    Thatcher made history by standing firm
    In 1975, when asked to explain why Margaret Thatcher was poised to take over the Tory Party, the irascible British satirist Malcolm Muggeridge replied that it was all due to television — and the fact that the telegenic Mrs. Thatcher had a "certain...
  • Fixing the filibuster [Editorial]

    Fixing the filibuster  [Editorial]
    While there may be some bruised feelings and anger left behind in the aftermath, the so-called "nuclear option" unleashed Thursday by Senate Major Leader Harry Reid and the Democrats hardly seems worthy of its destructive billing. It means only that...
  • Willis Ware dies at 93; pioneer predicted the rise of the computer

    Computer pioneer Willis Ware saw the future, and it worried him. In 1966, Ware, who worked as an engineer at Rand Corp., foresaw not only the omnipresence of personal computers, but also social networks like Twitter and Facebook. "The computer will...