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2008-12-01 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence: Mr. Mike McConnell, Director of National Intelligence, will speak at Harvard'sKennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Mass. His speech, "Today's Challenges, Tomorrow's Threats - Why America Needs an Agile and Robust Intelligence Community," will begin at 6:00 p.m. ET and will be followed by open Q&A from audience members. When: Tuesday, December 2, 2008...

2008-10-16 12:00:15

Caroline Kennedy has agreed to act as host of the upcoming "31st annual Kennedy Center Honors" in Washington for the sixth year running, CBS announced. Actor Morgan Freeman; singer George Jones; director, actress, singer, writer, composer and producer Barbra Streisand; choreographer Twyla Tharp, and musicians Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of The Who are to be honored at the Dec. 7 gala, which will be taped, then broadcast on CBS Dec. 30. The 2008 honorees will be saluted at the Kennedy...

2008-10-10 15:00:20

By Emily Van Cleve For the Journal If modern music seems like a cacophony of sound that makes no sense to the ears, John Kennedy's new lecture series is the perfect antidote. "Beyond the Noise: Listening to Modern Music" is a six-part course that provides insights into the historical and social contexts of contemporary music with biographical information about many of the key composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Starting on Thursday, it will be presented at the Georgia O'Keeffe...

2008-10-01 03:00:13

By Vaira, Douglas Discover why this year's NRPA Congress & Exposition keynoter believes it's high time to remove environmental issues from the back burner-and what he plans to do about it. If there's anyone who is able to take the lead in resolving the environmental mess we find ourselves in now-lax regulations on drilling and pollution, a warming planet, and rapidly disappearing open space, just to cite a few examples-it's Robert F. Kennedy Jr. After all, he's got some pretty good...

2008-09-29 18:00:23

To: ENVIRONMENTAL EDITORS Contact: Anita Alvare of Alvare Associates, +1-610-520-6140, Ext. 206, anita@alvare.com BOSTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., staunch environmental activist and law school professor, challenged members of the trucking industry today to make environmental stewardship among their top priorities at the 64th Annual Meeting of NationaLease, the largest full- service truck leasing organization in North America representing 185 member companies....

2008-09-26 21:00:02

U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., under treatment following brain tumor surgery in July, was unexpectedly hospitalized in Cape Cod, Mass., Friday, officials said. Citing a Kennedy family statement, MSNBC reported that Kennedy suffered a small seizure after a change in medications, and the senator was expected to be back home later Friday night. The Hyannis Port Fire Department told CNN it sent a rescue squad to Kennedy's home, and said he was alert when the ambulance arrived. The...

2008-08-26 00:00:18

Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., received robust applause Monday as he pledged at the Democratic National Convention to be back in the U.S. Senate next session. "Barack Obama will close the book on race, gender, group against group and straight against gay," Kennedy said, as many delegates responded with cheers and some with tears. Kennedy is receiving treatment for brain cancer, diagnosed in May. "The work begins anew," Kennedy said in closing, "and the dream lives on." After a video...

2008-08-19 09:10:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Kennedy Space Center will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 19, because of the potential threat from Tropical Storm Fay. Current plans call for the center to be closed for 24 hours, starting with workers' first-shift Tuesday morning. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex also is closed Tuesday. Kennedy managers are scheduled to meet again at 5 p.m. EDT to reevaluate the storm's status and its impact on the center. Fay made landfall Tuesday morning...

2008-08-16 12:00:19

The long and noted career of White House correspondent Helen Thomas will be presented in a new U.S. TV special, filmmaker Rory Kennedy says. Kennedy said the story of Thomas's life told in the upcoming HBO special "Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House" shows how the 88-year-old overcame early adversities on her way to questioning U.S. presidents, The Washington Post reported in its Sunday edition. "Her parents couldn't read or write, and here is this woman who moved to...

2008-08-07 03:00:17

By Karen Robes Meeks LONG BEACH - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is slated to speak at the Downtown Long Beach Associates' fifth annual State of the Downtown event in November, the DLBA announced Wednesday. Kennedy will address an estimated 500 to 600 civic, business and community leaders Nov. 21 at the Westin Hotel and discuss his work as an environmental activist. A chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and the chairman of Waterkeeper Alliance, Kennedy also will speak on...


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