On This Day: Watergate is resolved

first_img Mama Mia Reply TAGSPardonPresident Gerald FordPresident Richard M. NixonWatergate Previous articleStar Trek turns 50 todayNext articleApopka to Unveil Memorial on 15th Anniversary of 9/11 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Reply Please enter your comment! Mama Mia UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 September 8, 2016 at 9:41 pm On this day in 1974, well I am not sure what I was doing that day, Sept 8, 1974. However, I had been through Mrs. Kelton, Ms. Knowles, Ms.Belton, all for art classes, I had art for four years! Had been through Mrs. Hubbard, Coach Ward, for driver’s ed, Mr. Head for math and algebra, Mr. Budlong for Latin, Ms. Abbney for PE, other teachers I really can’t remember right now, and Mr. Roger Williams for principal. Graduated on my mother’s birthday from Apopka Memorial High, Class of 1974, which was held at Forest Lake Academy Auditorium where the air conditioner broke down, and we all almost passed out from the heat, then went to Black Angus Steakhouse in Winter Park with my family and fiance’, then off to a graduation trip to Key West, to celebrate my mother’s birthday with my family, and my future husband, and to celebrate my hs graduation, stayed a week, had fun, came back, and then less than two months later my dad got violently ill upon arriving at a regular scheduled doctor’s visit with my mother, he was put in Orange Memorial Hospital which is now ORMC, he went into a coma, never came out of it, and four days later was pronounced dead on Aug. 1, 1974. This hospital is the same hospital that my husband was born at, which was Orange Memorial Hospital but is now ORMC. Reply September 8, 2016 at 8:57 pm Mama Mia Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia September 9, 2016 at 9:29 pmcenter_img Mama Mia September 9, 2016 at 6:09 pm On This Day in History: September 8th, 1974Ford pardons NixonIn a controversial executive action, President Gerald Ford pardons his disgraced predecessor Richard Nixon for any crimes he may have committed or participated in while in office. Ford later defended this action before the House Judiciary Committee, explaining that he wanted to end the national divisions created by the Watergate scandal.President Gerald FordThe Watergate scandal erupted after it was revealed that Nixon and his aides had engaged in illegal activities during his reelection campaign–and then attempted to cover up evidence of wrongdoing. With impeachment proceedings underway against him in Congress, Nixon bowed to public pressure and became the first American president to resign. At noon on August 9, Nixon officially ended his term, departing with his family in a helicopter from the White House lawn. Minutes later, Vice President Gerald R. Ford was sworn in as the 38th president of the United States in the East Room of the White House. After taking the oath of office, President Ford spoke to the nation in a television address, declaring, “My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.”Ford, the first president who came to the office through appointment rather than election, had replaced Spiro Agnew as vice president only eight months before. In a political scandal independent of the Nixon administration’s wrongdoings in the Watergate affair, Agnew had been forced to resign in disgrace after he was charged with income tax evasion and political corruption. Exactly one month after Nixon announced his resignation, Ford issued the former president a “full, free and absolute” pardon for any crimes he committed while in office. The pardon was widely condemned at the time.Decades later, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation presented its 2001 Profile in Courage Award to Gerald Ford for his 1974 pardon of Nixon. In pardoning Nixon, said the foundation, Ford placed his love of country ahead of his own political future and brought needed closure to the divisive Watergate affair. Ford left politics after losing the 1976 presidential election to Democrat Jimmy Carter. Ford died on December 26, 2006, at the age of 93. Trump is granting an interview to a Russian tv network. He NEEDS to move to Russia……. #Trump2RussiaWithLove 7 COMMENTS Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 I do remember vocational office training classes, English, typing, bookkeeping, history, and biology too, just can’t remember who taught those classes to me, in Apopka Memorial High School??? I really can’t remember. I remember one male teacher that was heavy, had black- rimmed glasses, was quiet and reserved, was short, had grayish hair, but I can’t remember what classes he taught me???? It is bugging me. I had already had home economics in 8th grade, so in high school, I wasn’t required to have it, like the others. Wait, I am remembering a Ms. Cooper, I think I had her for bookkeeping???? Had white hair, and black rimmed glasses……..it is slowly coming to me. I know, who cares, but it is bugging me……….!!! Played soccer, basketball, softball, ran track, played volleyball, deck tennis, badminton regular tennis, jumped on the trampolines, had to do daily routine exercises, jumping jacks, knee bends, squats, arm circles, jogging in place, sit ups, chin-ups, windmills, and toes, knees, clap, clap, one and a half jumping jacks…..yes, it is coming back to me! Dabbled in pole vaulting….oh brother…… Gosh I hated PE and Ms. Abbney’s physical demands! I got the yearbook, but it is packed away somewhere and I don’t feel like digging it out! Nixon……??? I had a cat named Nixon and a cat named Goldwater, when I was young. That was way way before 1974. I think my mama influenced me on the cat’s names. She liked politics, more so than my dad….. I named my pets more like Brownie, for my brown dog, or Gracie Bell for my gray cat…….. yeah I know, so original huh? September 8, 2016 at 9:19 pm September 9, 2016 at 9:38 pm September 9, 2016 at 6:21 pm Better yet……send Trump into space, the final frontier, on a Russian Rocket……bye bye sucker……adios amigos…..!!! . Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom It is almost funny what Nixon did, looking back, and the “I am not a crook”….gestures. Sure sold a lot of those Halloween masks. Maybe that is why my mama used to make a lot of that Watergate salad. Hmmm???….. I think it had mini marshmellos, lime jello, and pineapple, coconut, and something else??? I want some right now! Engaging in illegal activities during re-election campaigns, that was what Nixon did, and that has almost become the norm now days. What Nixon did then, pales in comparison to what some candidates do, and get away with, now days. I think Ford did right to pardon Nixon. Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Yes, I wonder now why my pet cats, when I was young, had the names of Nixon and Goldwater, considering my mama was definitely not a Republican. LOL!!! But she also had a collection of elephant figurines at one time too. Go figure???? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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first_imgIn briefOn 1 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today This month’s Employers Law news in briefEmployer can be liable for acts of third party In the well-known “Bernard Manning case” – Burton v de Vere Hotels– the EAT ruled that employers could be liable for race and sex harassment bynon-employees if the employer failed to take steps to avoid the harassmentoccurring. In this case, the EAT ruled the same principle applies under theDDA. (Ree v Redrow Homes (Yorkshire) Limited, EAT) Automatic dismissal of CEO was fair Cobley had been employed as chief executive for 25 years. His contract expresslyprovided that if he ceased to be a director of the company, his contract would terminate.Following a takeover which Cobley resisted, he was dismissed when the newshareholders appointed their own board. The Court of Appeal upheld the decisionof the tribunal and EAT that the dismissal was fair in the circumstances. Thereason for dismissal was ‘some other substantial reason’. Cobley was anexperienced businessman and would have known that he risked losing his job ifthe takeover succeeded. Cobley v Forward Technology Industries Plc, CA Disability and progressive conditions In this case, the applicant developed prostate cancer. Surgery left himincontinent. The Court of Appeal held that he was disabled for the purposes ofthe DDA, falling within the progressive medical conditions provisions ofSchedule 1, paragraph 8 of the Act. The incontinence was an adverse effect onnormal day-to-day activities. It arose from the medical condition, even thoughit had been caused by surgery rather than the condition itself. Kirton v Tetrosyl Ltd, CA Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more