Times Columnist Philip Potempa's Uncle Hank and Aunt Patty, shown visiting at the farm for Christmas 1999, were married for more than 60 years prior to Uncle Hank's passing at age 84 on March 17, 2014.
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"RKO 281" is a 1999 HBO original movie about the battle over the making of the 1941 film "Citizen Kane," which was inspired by the life of media titan William Randolph Hearst.
Times Columnist Philip Potempa with actress Marcia Wallace in October 1999 in Joliet, Ill.
Valparaiso Contestant Melizza Zygmunt on "Jeopardy!" in 1999
Times Columnist Philip Potempa with White House reporter Helen Thomas at a reception in Chicago in September 1999.
Dennis Rodman is comforted by his wife Carmen Electra, at a news conference in February 1999 in Beverly Hills.
Volunteers at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo have spent the past four years giving the property's original fiberglass cow sculpture — first displayed in 1999 — a new look, which will be unveiled July 24 at a special celebration of Chicago's 175th Anniversary.
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Jose "Joe" Pena has been carrying the photo of Frank Perez Jr., and his accomplice, Anthony Aguilera, for many years, now. Perez was wanted for the murder of Pena's son, Jose Pena, Jr. and was captured Tuesday near Pittsburgh.
Jose "Joe" Pena has been carrying the photo of Frank Perez Jr. and Perez's suspected accomplice in the 1999 slaying of Pena's son. Perez was apprehended Tuesday in Pittsburgh.
Jose "Joe" Pena talks Wednesday about son Jose Pena Jr. with family members, from left, Cecilia Gonzalez, Vanessa Torres and Leticia Pena-Torres.
Jose Pena Jr.
Late cartoonist Charles M. Schultz and Snoopy saluted the memory of Ernie Pyle in this 1999 "Peanuts" comic strip syndicated to newspapers around the country.
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