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Archive for June 1994

Milestones mark where man has gone and has yet to go

As we celebrate today the 25th anniversary of America’s success in landing men on the moon, it’s worth noting that 1994 is a year awash in milestone anniversaries. Last month, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of D-day (June 6, 1944), which stopped Hitler’s attempt to take over Europe. Two months ago, we celebrated the 40th…

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A cheer for fellow North Americans

WASHINGTON — By a score of 1-0, Norway upset Mexico on Sunday in the first game of the World Cup played at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium. The festive opening ceremonies were followed by a terrific soccer game — the best I’ve ever seen. The game was played on a steamy afternoon before a capacity…

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Rust Belt is on the rebound

TOLEDO, Ohio — I spent a couple of days this past weekend here in the heart of the Rust Belt. I visited the University of Toledo, where I had been invited to give the commencement address — and I learned about the University’s National Center for Tooling and Precision Components, one of several initiatives to…

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Other triumphs worth cheering

Many of the youngest members of the twenty-something generation are graduating this month in commencement ceremonies all over America. But this year, something is different. This year, Americans also are celebrating the 50th anniversary of D-day, which marked the beginning of the end of World War II and the struggle against fascism. The spirit of…

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