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2008-07-11 09:00:40

By David Menconi, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 11--Even today, PL loves "Sesame Street," and we remember "One of These Things Is Not Like the Others" and because of the whole odd couples thing we've got going on this issue, that song keeps running through our heads.

2008-07-05 21:00:01

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Jesse Helms will probably be remembered as one of the leading figures in the rise of the Republican Party in the South _ a person who helped move conservative Democrats to the GOP, according to historians and political experts who watched his career.

2008-07-05 09:00:03

By STEVEN A HOLMES By Steven A. Holmes The New York Times Jesse Helms, the former North Carolina senator with the courtly manner and mossy drawl who turned his hard-edged conservatism against civil rights, gay rights, foreign aid and modern art, died early Friday. He was 86.

2008-07-05 06:00:03

By Rob Christensen, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 5--Former U.S. Sen. Jesse A. Helms, the son of a Monroe police chief who rose to national prominence to become one of the lions of the American right, died Friday. He was 86.

2008-07-05 00:00:03

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Former U.S. Sen. Jesse A. Helms, the son of a Monroe, N.C., police chief who rose to national prominence to become one of the leading lions of the American right, died Friday. He was 86.

2008-07-05 00:00:03

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Jesse Helms was arguably the most influential North Carolina politician of the 20th century.

2008-07-04 21:00:03

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Sen. Elizabeth Dole, traveling between a series of Fourth of July parades and other events in her reelection campaign, said Friday morning that she had called the sergeant-at-arms in Washington, where flags have been lowered to half-mast in honor of Helms.

2008-07-04 18:00:03

By Ann Doss Helms Steve Lyttle Marion Paynter and Sara Klemmer, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Jul. 4--NAME -- Jesse Alexander Helms. AGE -- Born Oct.18, 1921 in Monroe, N.C. EDUCATION -- Monroe public schools; Wingate Junior College and Wake Forest College.

2008-07-04 18:00:02

By Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 4--Former N.C. Sen. Jesse Helms once said that his legacy would "be up to others to describe." Helms' death today at age 86 prompted an outpouring of remembrance from political friends, foes and observers. Sen.


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