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Sargent Shriver Jr, Brother-in-Law of President Kennedy, Founder of Peace Corps and Special Olympics, Has DiedSargent Shriver, a brother-in-law to former President John F. Kennedy, has died, a family source says. He was 95.
Sargent Shriver, Peace Corps Founder and VP Candidate, Dies
Shriver, 95, Ran on McGovern Ticket in 1972, Founded Peace Corps, Special Olympics
By BILL McGUIRE
Jan. 18, 2011
Former Democratic vice presidential candidate and Peace Corps founder Robert Sargent Shriver Jr. died today at age 95, family sources told ABC News.
Shriver had long suffered from Alzheimer's disease, a cause that his daughter, former California first lady Maria Shriver, championed in recent years.
Serving in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations in the 1960s, Shriver ran the War on Poverty and founded or was an early advocate of groups, including Head Start, VISTA, Job Corps, Community Action, Legal Services, Upward Bound, Foster Grandparents and Special Olympics.
President Johnson dubbed him "Mister Poverty" for his work and accomplishments.
He was the U.S. ambassador to France from 1968 to 1970. But Shriver's biggest foray into national politics came in 1972 when George McGovern chose him to replace Thomas Eagleton as his running mate on the ill-fated Democratic ticket.
Eagleton had pulled out of the race after revelations that he had been treated for depression and received electroshock therapy. Although McGovern declared that he would back Eagleton "1,000 percent," within a week he asked him to withdraw and picked Shriver, who was well-connected in Democratic politics as a Kennedy family member.
The McGovern-Shriver ticket lost to Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew in the general election by 23 percentage points, one of the biggest landslides in U.S. presidential history.
Shriver married John F. Kennedy's sister, Eunice Kennedy, in 1953. The two started the Special Olympics, which became a worldwide movement. She died at age of 88 in 2009.
Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2003, Shriver motivated his daughter to get involved with a four-part HBO documentary, "The Alzheimer's Project."
Maria Shriver talked in 2009 to ABC News about the challenges of her father's disease.
"My kids dealt with the person that was sitting in front of them. Like, 'What are you doing, Grandpa?' And, 'What are you doing today?' And they didn't get into who my father was. They just got into who he was then. And I think that was a very valuable lesson to me," Shriver told "Good Morning America."
"Accept the person that's sitting in front of you. Stop trying to make them who they were. Let it go," she said.
CONTINUED...Sargent Shriver, a brother-in-law to former President John F. Kennedy, has died, a... more
On September 22, 2010, with the departure of the Expedition 23 crew, Colonel Douglas H. Wheelock assumed command of the International Space Station and the Expedition 25 crew. He is also known as @Astro_Wheels on twitter, where he has been tweeting pictures to his followers since he arrived at the space station. The images bring breathtaking views from our only off planet Vista point. The captions are all his own words. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/submit-an-article/13903-expedition-25-nasaOn September 22, 2010, with the departure of the Expedition 23 crew, Colonel Douglas... more
Microsoft COO Kevin Turner took some shots at the iPhone 4 antenna issues today even saying that it could possibly be Apple’s Windows Vista.Microsoft COO Kevin Turner took some shots at the iPhone 4 antenna issues today even... more
This is a short video I recorded on my Flip Mino HD. I stuck it to the widow of a pod on the London Eye and hit record. Unfortunately I didn't charge it up and the camera ran out of power just over the halfway point. I did a little colour correction in Final Cut Pro and also added a gradient to it. The video is speed up to 2000%.This is a short video I recorded on my Flip Mino HD. I stuck it to the widow of a pod... more
The overwhelming reaction from beta testers and early reviews leading into the launch of Windows 7 has been positive. And as the follow-up to Vista, one would think Windows 7 would need to be pretty terrible to garner anything other than a sigh of relief from PC users.
Now that Windows 7 is out in the wild, what are your thoughts? Were initial reactions simply knee-jerk to how non-Vista Windows 7 is? Or, is it truly a leap in terms of performance? If you've already gone through the install, was it chore? Some report that upgrading could take 20 hours. What was your experience like?
If you haven't picked up Windows 7 yet, why? Are you sticking by XP until the waters start to calm? Let us know!
We haven't had a chance to play around with it yet, so tell us what you think.The overwhelming reaction from beta testers and early reviews leading into the launch... more
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In MS-DOS, several special "device files" were available to aid in performing certain tasks, such as clearing the screen or deleting extraneous output from a program. In order to maintain backwards-compatibility, all versions of Windows up to and including Windows Vista will refuse to allow you to create a file with these "reserved" device file names. The following file names are all reserved: Read the rest here http://www.bigredkev.com/2010/03/no-can-do.htmlIt's true! Try it.. Why is this? In MS-DOS, several special "device... more
http://go.tagjag.com/7 - With the advent of Windows 7 going public, I opened the phone lines up. People called in to talk about anything and everything related to Windows 7. Danny Minick is a long-time member of our community, and now apparently has a new job working at his local Best Buy. During this particular call, I asked him what the buzz is around the store.http://go.tagjag.com/7 - With the advent of Windows 7 going public, I opened the phone... more
http://go.tagjag.com/7 - I took several live calls the other night, talking to people about Windows 7. Mitchell was one of the callers. He absolutely loves Windows 7. He's been a Windows user for many years, and never did like Vista. He started using Windows 7 with the very first build, and is now using the RTM via his TechNet subscription.http://go.tagjag.com/7 - I took several live calls the other night, talking to people... more
Microsoft Corp launched Windows 7 on Thursday, its most important release in more than a decade, aiming to win back customers disappointed by Vista and strengthen its grip on the PC market.Microsoft Corp launched Windows 7 on Thursday, its most important release in more than... more
Indian IT vendors are gearing up for significant business opportunities in IT consulting, systems integration and infrastructure management as their clients look to migrate from older operating systems (OS) to the latest version Windows 7 (Win 7).Indian IT vendors are gearing up for significant business opportunities in IT... more
Only three days and there will be the debut of the new operating system Windows 7. After the failure of Vista, Microsoft is not making any preview on sellings. They want to wait for users opinion.
The only difference all over the world will be the price: 120 dollars in the US and 120 € in Europe.Only three days and there will be the debut of the new operating system Windows 7.... more
Microsoft's reputation has never recovered from the launch of Vista, Steve Ballmer, chief executive, said as the company gears up for the release of its latest incarnation of Windows.Microsoft's reputation has never recovered from the launch of Vista, Steve... more
Vista’s market share dipped by 0.18 percent in September, which isn’t earth shattering, but it is the first time the OS has back tracked since...Vista’s market share dipped by 0.18 percent in September, which isn’t... more
Out with the old and in with the new appears to be the theme for September. It doesn't even matter that Windows 7 hasn't been officially released yet, the Release Candidate has been solid enough for Vista users to leave their old OS behind
(http://www.gizmogamer.com/content/vista-and-ie-lose-market-share-windows-7-makes-gains) see article for more details.Out with the old and in with the new appears to be the theme for September. It... more
If you’re a Microsoft Windows PC user — and most of us still are, despite the Mac’s rising market share among high-end machines — you’re probably as irked as I am by those snarky Apple commercials that taunt us about the numerous shortcomings and imperfections of Windows Vista, the latest version of the Windows operating system.If you’re a Microsoft Windows PC user — and most of us still are, despite... more
At E3 2006 Microsoft announced what they called “a new PC gaming initiative” under the moniker “Games for Windows”. Among the ambitious plans outlined at the press conference were a unified brand for PC games, Games for Windows LIVE, the release of Windows Vista and the DirectX 10 API.
This two-part series will take a look at the plans laid out at E3 2006, how they’ve been implemented so far and how they’ve generally been received by the gaming community. Part one examines the LIVE service and part two will focus on the GFW brand, Vista and DirectX 10.At E3 2006 Microsoft announced what they called “a new PC gaming... more