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GUEST COMMENTARY: JFK’s legacy after a half century

GUEST COMMENTARY: JFK’s legacy after a half century

Shortly after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, CBS commentator Eric Sevareid noted the principal legacy of the murdered leader might well be an "attitude," a contagious spirit that all things are possible if only we have the vision and will.

November 22, 2013 12:00 am
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The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

March 08, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Lingering Cold War legacy in Cuba is fading

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lingering Cold War legacy in Cuba is fading

Cuba’s President Raul Castro has made notable news by announcing on Feb. 24 that he will retire from that office in 2018. His older brother Fidel stepped down from the same post in 2008, after turning 85 years of age.

March 02, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Christopher Kennedy Lawford speaking March 16 at VU dinner event

OFFBEAT: Christopher Kennedy Lawford speaking March 16 at VU dinner event

Christopher Kennedy Lawford, whose parents are the late Patricia Kennedy Lawford and her actor husband Peter Lawford, is coming to Valparaiso University in March to speak at a dinner event in the ballroom of the Harre Student Union.

January 29, 2013 12:05 am
Orville Redenbacher: A passion for popcorn

Orville Redenbacher: A passion for popcorn

VALPARAISO | The man who rose to become top of the poppers, Orville Redenbacher, was born in Brazil, Ind., on July 16, 1907 -- the youngest of four children.

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Senator considered to be VP front-runner to talk in M'ville

Senator considered to be VP front-runner to talk in M'ville

MERRILLVILLE | The man said to be among the front-runners to be presidential candidate Mitt Romney's running mate, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, is coming to Merrillville to raise money for Hoosier Republicans.

May 18, 2012 7:45 pm
OFFBEAT: Architect, design film fest concludes today in Chicago

OFFBEAT: Architect, design film fest concludes today in Chicago

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 16, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Today's Celebrity Birthdays for Friday, Aug. 13, 2010

Today's Celebrity Birthdays for Friday, Aug. 13, 2010

Our daily listing of notable names adding another year on this day.

August 13, 2010 12:00 am
Birthday dictator

Birthday dictator

BIRTHDAY DICTATOR - - Cuba's Fidel Castro adds another year today, Aug. 13, 2010, turning 84-years-old.

August 13, 2010 12:00 am
Raul Castro succeeds older brother Fidel as Cuba's president

Raul Castro succeeds older brother Fidel as Cuba's president

Raul Castro gestures as he attends a session of the National Assembly Sunday in Havana. During the session Raul was elected president of the State Council, Cuba's governing body, replacing his 81-year-old brother Fidel Castro. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco,Prensa Latina)

February 24, 2008 12:00 am
Raul Castro succeeds older brother Fidel as Cuba's president

Raul Castro succeeds older brother Fidel as Cuba's president

HAVANA | Cuba's parliament named Raul Castro president on Sunday, ending nearly 50 years of rule by his brother Fidel but leaving the island's communist system unshaken.

February 24, 2008 12:00 am
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