History (etc.) still inhabits Tarrytown

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., July 8 (UPI) -- One of our hallowed Fourth of July traditions is to go clomping around historic sites being reminded of things we should have remembered from freshman survey, t

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, July 8, the 189th day of 2003 with 176 to follow.
By United Press International

Think tanks wrap-up II

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. This is the second of several wrap-ups for Feb. 28.

What U.S. papers say about abortion

U.S. newspaper editorial comment on the 30th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing abortion.

Bush taps Wall Street exec as SEC chair

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Securities and Exchange Commission nominee William Donaldson vowed Tuesday to work to weed out malfeasance and restore America's confidence in its investment ma
RICHARD TOMKINS, UPI White House Correspondent

Video of the Week: 'Spider-Man'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- "Spider-Man" is the "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" of 2002 -- a franchise-launching blockbuster. Spidey actually beat Harry at the domestic box office
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Governors fail fiscal restraint test

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Only two of the nations' governors -- Republicans Jeb Bush of Florida and Bill Owens of Colorado -- received an "A" for fiscal conservatism in an annual report

Sept. 11: What 9-11 means to New York

New York is not about the sad past, but the bountiful future. Let there be a small museum, or perhaps a plaque to commemorate the World Trade Center and those who died. And let the rest of the space go back to commerce. "Living well is the best revenge."
JAMES B. CHAPIN, UPI National Political Analyst

The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 8, the 189th day of 2002 with 176 to follow.
By United Press International

Tammany's Town: Mike and George -- pals?

NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) -- Normally, the relationships of New York City mayors and New York State governors have been about as friendly as that between Hatfields and McCoys. But six months into Mayor Mike Bloomberg's administration, he and Gov. George Pataki seem to be the best of
JAMES B. CHAPIN, UPI National Political Analyst

Mike and George: A beautiful Friendship?

NEW YORK, June 12 (UPI) --
JAMES B. CHAPIN, UPI National Political Analyst

Film of the Week: 'Spider-Man'

LOS ANGELES, May 2 (UPI) -- "Spider-Man" is the "Harry Potter" of 2002 -- a franchise-launching blockbuster, whose respectful adaptation of a beloved original will drive its target audienc
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Analysis: Cuomo steps on own announcement

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- In a famous turn of phrase, Michael Kinsley once wrote that "a gaffe is when a politician says what he really believes." And that turned out to be the story of
JAMES B. CHAPIN, National Political Analyst

Gathering clouds of the energy storm

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- Publicly at least, the Bush administration remains confident the United States will not face any serious oil price or supply crisis in the event of a war with I

Conservative Party at 40: Midlife Crisis?

NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) -- The second-oldest and second-largest but historically the most important of New York State's six recognized minority parties, the Conservative Party, is celebra
JAMES B. CHAPIN, National Political Analyst
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Nelson Rockefeller
President Gerald Ford (C), shown in a April 28, 1975 file photo meeting with Secretary Henry Kissinger (R) and Vice President Nelson Rockefeller in the Oval Office, died at the age of 93 in his home in Rancho Mirage, California on December 26, 2006. (UPI Photo/ David Hume Kennerly/Gerald R. Ford Library)...Location: The Oval Office..Description: President Ford meets in the Oval Office with Secretary Kissinger and Vice President Rockefeller to discuss the American evacuation of Saigon...Date: April 28, 1975..Credit: White House Photograph Courtesy Gerald R. Ford Library..Photographer: David Hume Kennerly

Sleepy Hollow, New York, U.S.

Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (July 8, 1908 – January 26, 1979) was the 41st Vice President of the United States (1974-1977), serving under President Gerald Ford, and the 49th Governor of New York (1959-1973), as well as serving the Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower administrations in a variety of positions. He was also a noted businessman, art collector, and philanthropist.

Rockefeller, a Republican, was relatively liberal and his views were often generally close to those of the opposing Democratic Party. In his time, moderates in Republican party were called "Rockefeller Republicans". As Governor of New York from 1959 to 1973 his achievements included the expansion of the State University of New York, efforts to protect the environment, the building of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza in Albany, increased facilities and personnel for medical care, and creation of the New York State Council on the Arts. After unsuccessfully seeking the Republican presidential nomination in 1960, 1964, and 1968, he served as Vice President (under the 25th Amendment) from 1974 to 1977 under President Gerald R. Ford, but did not join the 1976 Republican national ticket with President Ford, marking his retirement from politics.

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