Reagan, Clinton top first ladies poll

NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) -- Nancy Reagan and Hillary Clinton are Americans' favorite first ladies of the past 36 years, survey results released Monday indicate.
Betty Ford turns 91 without fanfare

Betty Ford turns 91 without fanfare

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., April 8 (UPI) -- Betty Ford, widow of U.S. President Gerald Ford, turned 91 Wednesday with plans for a quiet birthday at her home in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

TV documentary recounts Betty Ford's life

DETROIT, March 22 (UPI) -- A museum director says the life of former first lady Betty Ford, who is the focus of a new TV documentary, has been full of great accomplishments.
Kennedy, Michelle backfire on Obama

Kennedy, Michelle backfire on Obama

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The first day of the Democratic National Convention in Denver went exactly the way Barack Obama wanted it to -- and it was a catastrophe for him and his party.

Broadcom Corp. co-founder in rehab

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- Broadcom Corp. co-founder Henry Nicholas III is in the Betty Ford Center where he will spend a month in an alcohol-rehabilitation program, his attorney said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 8, 2008.
By United Press International

Betty Ford Institute defines recovery

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- An expert panel of the Betty Ford Institute in Rancho Mirage, Calif., says abstinence from alcohol and drugs is just the starting point in defining recovery.

Lawsuit: Doctors reckless with drugs

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., July 29 (UPI) -- Doctors over-prescribed drugs at the California hospital that is home to the renowned Betty Ford Center for addiction, a pharmacist's lawsuit alleges.

President Ford mementos to be auctioned

AVON, Colo., May 29 (UPI) -- Items from the estate of the late U.S. President Gerald Ford -- including golf clubs and skis -- will be auctioned in Colorado to benefit three charities.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, April 8, 2007.
By United Press International

Betty Ford recovering from 'minor surgery'

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., April 5 (UPI) -- Former first lady Betty Ford is recovering at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., from what her office Thursday called "minor surgery."

Urban thanks family, friends for support

NASHVILLE, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. country singer Keith Urban thanked his family, friends and fans for their support while he spent three months in rehabilitation for alcohol addiction.

Gerald Ford laid to rest

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford Wednesday was laid to rest on a grassy slope overlooking his museum in his home town of Grand Rapids, Mich. The last in a series of services was held for the nation's 38th president at Grace Episcopal Church in East Gr

Jack Ford takes his kids to family home

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Jack Ford, son of former President Gerald Ford, used the trip to Washington for his father's state funeral to show his own children where he grew up.

Ford's body heads for Michigan burial

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Thousands of mourners and security staff in Washington prepared for the state funeral of former U.S. President Gerald Ford.

Quiet family service begins Ford farewells

PALM DESERT, Calif., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Five days of funeral services for former President Gerald Ford began quietly Friday with his wife and children at the California church where he worshipped.

Ford eulogized at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Former President Gerald Ford's body arrived in Washington Saturday and was taken to the U.S. Capitol to lie in state, beginning a period of official mourning.

Tributes pour in for Gerald Ford

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Political accolades and sympathies flowed nationwide Wednesday for former U.S. President Gerald Ford, who died a day earlier at the age of 93.

Former President Ford dead at 93

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Gerald Ford has died at the age of 93, his wife said in a statement from the Ford home in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Nicole Kidman hit with booze, affair tales

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Nicole Kidman won't be making any Christmas toasts with her new country music star husband who is in the Betty Ford Clinic after relapsing into alcoholism.

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban reunited

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Actress Nicole Kidman visited her husband Keith Urban at the Betty Ford Center in Palm Springs, Calif., where he is undergoing treatment for alcohol addiction. Urban has been in the in-patient rehabilitation program since he checked himself into the cente

President Bush visits President Ford

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., April 24 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush met with 92-year-old former President Gerald Ford and former first lady Betty Ford at their California home during the weekend. The Sunday afternoon visit came two days after Ford, who succeeded President Richard M. Nixon whe

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, April 8, the 98th day of 2006 with 267 to follow.
By United Press International

Soap actor Don Stewart dead at age 70

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Actor Don Stewart, who played Michael Bauer for 16 years on the CBS soap opera, "Guiding Light," has died in Santa Barbara, Calif., at age 70.

Ford held over in hospital

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Gerald Ford has yet to be discharged from a Southern California hospital, two days after officials said he would be allowed to leave.
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