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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...

2008-08-01 18:00:35

TEMPLE - For the second time in a year, the Temple Girl Scout Cadettes and Seniors, along with two Junior members, recently presented the Franklin County Children's Task Force with toiletry bags to be donated to new families who give birth at Franklin Memorial Hospital this year. Every family who has their first baby at the local hospital is given a bag of useful information and items through the Task Force's Growing Healthy Families program. The toiletry bags were put together with items...

2008-07-21 12:00:51

The controversial highly-charged story surrounding John F. Kennedy's assassination is revisited with the November 11 release of Oliver Stone's JFK as a Three-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition from Warner Home Video. The UCE will feature The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings, an extraordinary new documentary from filmmaker Robert Kline based on Thomas Maier's acclaimed book about five generations of the renowned political family. Unique to the documentary is political and private footage of...

2008-07-12 09:00:06

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration officials say they have changed take-off and landing procedures at New York's Kennedy Airport after two near collisions. Air traffic controllers working at Kennedy and a nearby regional control center said the first incident happened last week when a Cayman Airways jet and a LAN Chile airliner came close to colliding while using perpendicular runways at Kennedy, but the FAA denied there was a problem, The New York Daily News reported Saturday. FAA...


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