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Posted: 6/26/2003 7:02:10 PM EDT
WASHINGTON - Former Sen. Strom Thurmond (news, bio, voting record) of South Carolina, a one-time Democratic segregationist who helped fuel the rise of the modern conservative Republican Party in the South, died Thursday at 100. The news came from Thurmond's son, Strom Jr. Thurmond, whose physical and political endurance were legendary — he holds the record for solo Senate filibustering — retired on Jan. 5, 2003 at the age of 100 after more than 48 years in office. Age took its inevitable toll on Thurmond as he neared retirement, and he was guided through the Capitol in a wheelchair. Yet he wielded political power virtually to the end, prevailing upon President Bush to appoint his 29-year-old son, Strom Jr., as U.S. Attorney in South Carolina in 2001. [blue]the rest here:[/blue] [url]http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20030627/ap_on_go_co/obit_thurmond&cid=512&ncid=716[/url]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 7:10:38 PM EDT
Whoops - dupe thread. Mods, can I get a lock?
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 7:29:26 PM EDT
IBTL
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 7:33:34 PM EDT
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Hey, I didn't even think of that. [size=6]IBTL!!![/size=6] My very first IBTL...and on my own thread too! How cool is that?
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 7:36:21 PM EDT
IBTL!!
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 7:51:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 8:20:03 PM EDT
IBTL My 1st IBTL to boost my post count
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 8:21:55 PM EDT
This thread is toast!!....IBTL
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 5:45:13 AM EDT
My first, IBTL...
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