Archive for June, 2004
There are not many people in politics that I consider a hero. But today I, like many around this great nation, have lost one of my personal heros. Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th president of the United States, died today at his home after suffering for 10 years with Alzheimer's disease. In 1980, Reagan won the election against then President Jimmy Carter in a landslide. For those of you counting (Reagan had 489 electoral votes while Carters just had 49). In fact Reagan won 44 of the 50 states. Not bad, especially considering those revisionist historians who have since attempted to demonize or discount Reagan's accomplishments. He was re-elected by an even bigger margin – winning all but 1 state (Modale's home state).
Goodnight and Goodbye Mr President. You will be remembered and missed.
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A 13-year-old Colorado boy fainted on stage during the National Spelling Bee. Akshay Buddiga got up a few seconds later and much to the amazement of all immediately started spelling his word: “alopecoid.”
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