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John F Kennedy

A walk down memory lane

A walk down memory lane

Do you remember John F. Kennedy's visit to the region? Please share your memories on the NWI Opinion Facebook page or by sending a letter to the editor, letters@nwi.com or Letters, The Times, 601 W. 45th Ave., Munster, IN 46321.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Kennedy's inspiring words remain a call to action

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Kennedy's inspiring words remain a call to action

On Nov. 22, we remembered the life but primarily the shocking death of President John F. Kennedy. People reminisced over where they were or how they heard. Everyone seemed to have some connection to the day the president was killed 50 years ago.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am
Scholar says myriad JFK assassination theories will not die

Scholar says myriad JFK assassination theories will not die

HAMMOND | Richard Van Orman, Purdue University Calumet professor emeritus of history and John F. Kennedy scholar, discussed the theories surrounding the assassination of the nation's 35th President during a program Tuesday sponsored by PUC's Department of History and Political Science.

December 04, 2013 7:15 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Chicago gossip columnist Kup never forgot beloved daughter

OFFBEAT: Chicago gossip columnist Kup never forgot beloved daughter

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 29, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: From Camelot, we've plunged into darkness

DOUG ROSS: From Camelot, we've plunged into darkness

The assassination of John F. Kennedy was a pivotal moment on which the world suddenly turned. How can we make it spin back?

November 22, 2013 12:05 am
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

November 22, 2013 12:00 am
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
GUEST COMMENTARY: Horror, hope in Afria

GUEST COMMENTARY: Horror, hope in Afria

On Wednesday, Kenya began three days of official mourning following four days of heavy fighting to control a Nairobi shopping mall. The well planned and executed terrorist attack left more than 60 people dead in the rubble. Details are still unclear, but according to reports nearly a dozen a…

September 26, 2013 7:06 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Another look at MLK shows greatness of his message

GUEST COMMENTARY: Another look at MLK shows greatness of his message

‘I have a dream’ is how the Rev. Martin Luther King highlighted his momentous speech in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, 1963, and that phrase resonates strongly. His address was the centerpiece of the historic March on Washington, which involved over 200,000 people.

August 28, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: JFK’s arms control treaty remains major milestone

GUEST COMMENTARY: JFK’s arms control treaty remains major milestone

"I speak … in a spirit of hope," said President John F. Kennedy, beginning a policy address to the nation on July 26, 1963. He went on to describe a major breakthrough in the Cold War. The new Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty with the Soviet Union would prohibit nuclear explosions in the atmosphere.

July 27, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Helen Thomas, last of legendary White House press corp, dies at 92

OFFBEAT: Helen Thomas, last of legendary White House press corp, dies at 92

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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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
GUEST COMMENTARY: Obama’s second term provides opportunity for reflection

GUEST COMMENTARY: Obama’s second term provides opportunity for reflection

The start of the New Year, and also of President Barack Obama’s second term, is a good time to pause for perspective on the sources of the current political constellation in our country. To help understand the recent national electoral success of Obama and the Democratic Party, study Al Smith.

January 26, 2013 5:28 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: The ordeal of David Petraeus and us

GUEST COMMENTARY: The ordeal of David Petraeus and us

Just-resigned CIA head David Petraeus occupies a crucial crossroads. This does not refer to the global media glare now seeking to dissect every aspect of his private life, in excruciating detail.

November 17, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Cuban missile crisis lessons continue

GUEST COMMENTARY: Cuban missile crisis lessons continue

October is the scary month, and not just because of Halloween. Exactly one-half century ago, the Cuban Missile Crisis during Oct. 22-28 dominated global news as Washington and Moscow sparred right on the edge of thermonuclear war.

October 24, 2012 5:41 pm
DOUG ROSS: Foreign policy affects more than pocketbook

DOUG ROSS: Foreign policy affects more than pocketbook

If you believe George Santayana's maxim that "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," you might want to pay more attention to this year's elections. There could be serious consequences.

October 24, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Obama-Romney debate important but not decisive

GUEST COMMENTARY: Obama-Romney debate important but not decisive

"Are you better off?" Ronald Reagan rhetorically asked the audience during his 1980 debate with President Jimmy Carter. President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney should each take a lesson from Reagan’s performance.

October 05, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Columbia Restaurant a Florida jewel, special guest for tonight's 'Quartet'

OFFBEAT: Columbia Restaurant a Florida jewel, special guest for tonight's 'Quartet'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 15, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Hershey Felder back in Chicago with a new tribute to Leonard Bernstein

OFFBEAT: Hershey Felder back in Chicago with a new tribute to Leonard Bernstein

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 04, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Goodman's 'Red' a powerful portrait of a conflicted painter's passion and pain

OFFBEAT: Goodman's 'Red' a powerful portrait of a conflicted painter's passion and pain

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 30, 2011 12:00 am
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