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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. But since we associate that tune with Cookie Monster, well, that's not such a bad thing. Anyway, here are some pop culture alliances we wouldn't have imagined. There are more on pages 14-15. Neil Young and...

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. To some, Helms is a figure out of the old cotton South _ a figure like South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond or Alabama Gov. George Wallace _ best known for eliciting rebel yells for his unstinting opposition to the civil rights...

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. Helms' former chief of staff, James W.C. Broughton, said the senator died at the Mayview Convalescent Center in Raleigh, where he had lived for the last several years. Helms had been in "a period of declining...

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. During a career that spanned more than a half-century as a reporter, congressional aide, banking lobbyist, city council member, hard-hitting television commentator and finally senator, Helms helped define what it means to be a conservative. Helms,...

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. During a career that spanned more than a half-century as a reporter, congressional aide, bankers lobbyist, city councilman, hard-hitting television commentator and finally U.S. senator from North Carolina, Helms helped define what it means to be a conservative. Helms, the five-term senator...

2008-07-05 00:00:03

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Jesse Helms was arguably the most influential North Carolina politician of the 20th century. North Carolina was a one-party state when Helms was growing up, and he helped transform it by making it acceptable for conservative Democrats to vote Republican _ hence the nickname of "Jessecrats" for Helms backers. But more than that, Helms changed American history. Helms and his political organization rescued Ronald Reagan's political career during the 1976 North Carolina...

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. Dole also said she spoke with Helms' widow, Dorothy, his wife of 65 years. "You know, we go back to the days when we were Senate wives together," said Dole, whose husband Bob served in the Senate with Helms for many years...

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. FAMILY -- Wife, Dorothy Coble Helms; children Jane Knox, Nancy Grigg and Charles Helms; seven grandchildren. CAREER -- Navy, 1942-1945; city editor at The Raleigh Times; administrative assistant to Democratic Sens. Willis...

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. Richard Burr, R-N.C.: "Brooke and I are extremely saddened to hear the news of the passing of Jesse Helms. Jesse was a mentor and good friend and his contributions to North Carolina and to the nation were countless. We will miss him...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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