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Carry Nation rides again

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- The spirit of Carry Nation, the hatchet-wielding anti-alcohol campaigner who smashed up saloons in the early 1900s and became a hero of the Prohibition movement, is alive and well at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia Univers
MATTHEW VADUM, A UPI Outside view commentary

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, April 8, the 98th day of 2003 with 267 to follow.
By United Press International

Hollywood Digest

ARE YOU THE 'NEXT ACTION STAR'?
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

It takes a pretty scary contender to wrest the No. 1 spot away from Hannibal Lecter. But "The Ring," a re-make of a Japanese mystery about people who drop dead after watching a disturbing video, did just that, earning $15 million at the box office and bum
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

"I've killed enough of the world's trees," is how best-selling author Stephen King chose to announce his plan to stop publishing.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

People

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT
PAT NASON and DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

People

Celebrities in the news.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

What's happening in Hollywood.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Inspiring stories run up best-seller list

LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- Marlo Thomas wants her new best-selling book, filled with inspirational words from scores of famous people, to be an antidote for what she sees as a surfeit of
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Reagans presented with congressional honor

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- Former President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, were presented Thursday with one of the nation's oldest awards -- the Congressional Gold Medal for distingui

The Almanac

Today is Monday, April 8, the 98th day of 2002 with 267 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its new phase.
By United Press International

Joe Bob's America: Giuliani time

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A UPI columnist says he's never seen anything like this Giuliani Kissy-face Love-in. It's getting to where you can't even trust New Yorkers to be smart-asses anymore.
JOE BOB BRIGGS

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- A list of New Year's resolutions and wishes for stars and celebrities for 2002:
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Responsibility and power

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The ancient Greek admonishment goes, "never give a child a sword." Beyond the obvious, the phrase also meant that one should never grant power to someone too im
CRAIG SHIRLEY, Special to United Press International
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Betty Ford
Mrs. Betty Ford, wife of U.S. President Gerald Ford in a November 1978 photo. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Elizabeth Anne "Betty" Bloomer Warren Ford (born April 8, 1918) is the widow of former United States President Gerald R. Ford and served as the First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977. As first lady, Betty Ford was active in social policy and shattered precedents as a politically active presidential wife (Time considered her "the most since Eleanor Roosevelt"). In the opinion of several historians, Ford had more impact upon history and culture than her husband.

Throughout her husband's term in office, she maintained high approval ratings despite some opposition from some conservative Republicans who objected to her more moderate and liberal positions on social issues. Betty Ford was noted for raising breast cancer awareness with her 1974 mastectomy and was a passionate supporter of, and activist for, the Equal Rights Amendment. Pro-choice on abortion and a leader in the Women's Movement, she gained fame as one of the most candid first ladies in history, commenting on every hot button issue of the time from feminism, to sex, to drugs.

Following her White House years, she continued to lobby for the ERA and remained active in the Feminist Movement. She is the founder, and served as the first chairwoman of the board of directors of, the Betty Ford Center for substance abuse and addiction and is a recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal.

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