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  • The life and faith of Jackie Robinson

    05/05/2005 7:53:34 AM PDT · by xzins · 6 replies · 814+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | May/June 2005 | George Mitrovich
    The life and faith of Jackie Robinson “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”—Jackie Robinson By George Mitrovich Jackie Robinson, who broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers, recently received posthumously the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest civilian honor. The presentation of the Gold Medal to Rachel Robinson, Jackie’s widow, took place at a 90-minute ceremony on March 2, 2005 in the great rotunda of the United States Capitol. President Bush, House Speaker Denny Hastert, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, House and Senate Democratic Leaders Nancy Pelosi and Harry...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 3.2.05

    03/02/2005 5:09:11 PM PST · by GretchenM · 339 replies · 5,415+ views
    yahoo.com, whitehouse.gov ^ | Wednesday March 2, 2005 | GretchenM
    President Bush had some strong words to Syria to get out of Lebanon, noted here. He and Vice President Cheney welcomed and congratulated the World Series Cham-peens, the Boston Red Sox, who ended a drought of Biblical proportions with their first World Series win in 86 years. With Speaker Hastert and Senator Stevens, he presented the Congressional Gold Medal to Jackie Robinson's widow, Rachel Robinson, in the name of her husband. In Arnold, Maryland, the president participated in a job training and education dialogue, linked here. Secretary of State Condi Rice attended a one-day London meeting, info here, to discuss...
  • {Buchanan Says Conservatives Are} "Spectators Again in 2004"

    06/02/2004 6:30:14 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 167 replies · 428+ views
    WND.com ^ | 06-02-04 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    Spectators again in 2004 Posted: June 2, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 Creators Syndicate, Inc. About George W. Bush, Americans seem to have made up their minds, and enough seem prepared to replace him that this election will be about John Kerry. And the forum where the nation takes the measure of Kerry will be the presidential debates. These debates have often proved decisive. In 1960, JFK won by appearing confident, charismatic and the equal of two-term Vice President Richard Nixon in knowledge and communications skills. In 1964 and 1972, Presidents Johnson and Nixon, sitting atop mountainous leads, declined...
  • Bush Honors Jackie Robinson

    10/30/2003 10:12:15 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 4 replies · 225+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/30/03 | AP
    President Bush signed legislation Wednesday awarding Congress' highest honor to Hall of Fame baseball player Jackie Robinson more than half a century after the former Brooklyn Dodger broke major league baseball's color barrier. Congress voted to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Robinson earlier this month, recognizing his achievements in sports, civil rights and business. A four-sport letterman at the University of California, Los Angeles, Robinson became the first black player in the major leagues since the 19th century when he played for the Dodgers on April 15, 1947. He retired after 10 years, winning six pennants and one World...
  • Medal for Jackie Robinson

    10/30/2003 7:26:49 AM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 151+ views
    <p>October 30, 2003 -- WASHINGTON - President Bush signed legislation yesterday awarding Congress' highest honor to Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson more than half a century after the former Brooklyn Dodger broke Major League Baseball's color barrier.</p> <p>Congress voted to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Robinson earlier this month, recognizing his achievements in sports, civil rights and business.</p>