UNITED STATES NEWS

A look at JFK Library plans for 50th anniversary

Nov 18, 2013, 11:25 AM

(AP) – Here’s a look at how the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston will mark the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination:

_ The “An Idea Lives On” website (
www.anidealiveson.org) goes live Monday morning. Visitors can watch an interactive film that includes videos of NASA Commander Chris Cassidy, former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, comedian Conan O’Brien, Freedom Rider Charles Person and others talking about Kennedy’s legacy. Then they’re encouraged to submit their own video, text, audio or photos to answer the question, “How do the ideals of John F. Kennedy live on in your life today?”

_ A small exhibit that starts Friday will include never-before-displayed artifacts from his state funeral, including the flag that draped his casket and the saddle, boots and sword worn by the riderless horse that walked in the funeral procession. Visitors will also see notes written by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy as she made plans for her husband’s funeral and a 15-minute video with footage from the events.

_ Also Friday, the library will host a musical tribute featuring Paul Winter, who performed at the White House with his jazz sextet during Kennedy’s presidency, along with a U.S. Navy choir and James Taylor. Guests including Gov. Deval Patrick will read quotes from Kennedy’s speeches. The concert is not open to the public and will not be performed in front of an audience, but it will be streamed live on the library’s website. Part of the museum will be closed to visitors from 12:30 through 2:30 p.m. to accommodate the filming of the tribute.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

United States News

Associated Press

Professional bowler extradited to Ohio weeks after arrest while competing in Indiana tournament

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — A professional bowler who was arrested by U.S. Marshals while he was competing in an Indiana tournament earlier this month has been extradited back to Ohio to face charges related to child sexual abuse material. Brandon Novak, 35, of Chillicothe, Ohio, was moved Thursday from the Marion County jail in Indianapolis […]

37 minutes ago

Associated Press

Man shot to death in New York City subway car

NEW YORK (AP) — A 45-year-old man was shot to death in a New York City subway car early Friday morning, police said. The New York Police Department said the man was shot in the torso around 5 a.m. as he was riding a southbound D Train that was pulling into the 182-183 Streets station […]

1 hour ago

FILE - Eclipse watchers squint through protective filters as they view an eclipse of the sun from t...

Associated Press

AP PHOTOS: Total solar eclipses through the decades

The complete shrouding of our sun by the moon has mesmerized humanity for millennia — a moment in time when skies darken and stillness creeps in. It’s spellbinding not only for the lucky ones in the path of total darkness, but also those on the fringes of the moon’s shadow getting a partial glimpse. The […]

2 hours ago

Associated Press

A woman was found dead on the University of Georgia campus after she failed to return from a run

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A woman found dead on the University of Georgia campus was a student at a nearby nursing school, said authorities, who were checking security cameras and advising students to travel in groups and avoid the wooded area where her body was found. Police do not have a suspect, University of Georgia […]

2 hours ago

Associated Press

Stock market today: Wall Street set to book another solid week, this one fueled by Nvidia and AI

Wall Street pointed higher early Friday, keeping markets on track to close the week with gains after Nvidia’s stunning results set off a tech rally that carried Wall Street to another record high. Futures for the S&P 500 rose less than 0.1% before the bell, while futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average inched up […]

9 hours ago

FILE - Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón speaks during a news conference Feb. 22,...

Associated Press

Los Angeles County district attorney seeks reelection in contest focused on feeling of public safety

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County voters are set to decide next month if embattled District Attorney George Gascón will remain the head of the nation’s largest prosecutor’s office in a race centered on perceptions of public safety. Gascón, who was elected in 2020 on a criminal justice platform alongside a wave of progressive […]

11 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

DISC Desert Institute for Spine Care

Sciatica pain is treatable but surgery may be required

Sciatica pain is one of the most common ailments a person can face, and if not taken seriously, it could become one of the most harmful.

...

Fiesta Bowl Foundation

The 51st annual Vrbo Fiesta Bowl Parade is excitingly upon us

The 51st annual Vrbo Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Lerner & Rowe is upon us! The attraction honors Arizona and the history of the game.

...

Collins Comfort Masters

Avoid a potential emergency and get your home’s heating and furnace safety checked

With the weather getting colder throughout the Valley, the best time to make sure your heating is all up to date is now. 

A look at JFK Library plans for 50th anniversary