Ronald Wilson Reagan Part 44 (Victoria Principal pictured with President Reagan)

President Reagan with actress Victoria Principal during a photo opportunity with the Arthritis Poster Child of the Year in the Oval Office. 5/29/86.

Victoria Principal – Dallas – Orange Swimsuit


Yesterday I sat next to Terry Tidwell who plays basketball for UCA on a flight back from Dallas. I recognized immediately because he had played for Conway in his 10th and 11th grade year and for North Little Rock his senior year. All three years he was all conference and I personally saw him play against Bryant all three of those years (we lost all three games if I remember right). He told me that his junior year at Conway they lost by 2 in the championship game to Catholic.

2010-11 Men’s Basketball Roster

#35 Terry TidwellPosition: F
Height: 6-8
Weight: 230
Class: Sophomore
Hometown: Conway, Ark.

Will sit out first semester of the season Previous College: played in six games at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff before transferring to UCA in December of 2009…scored 13 points and shot 50 percent from the field….grabbed 10 rebounds and had one assist and one stealHigh School: played at North Little Rock High School as a senior and attended Conway High School before that…three-time all-conference and two-year all-state selection

Personal: son of Terry and Kim Tidwell…major: Health Science

Video Clip Tribute to Ronald Reagan

“If you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here, to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” Arguably one of Reagan’s best television moments, he urged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to stop the communist hold over East Berlin and allow the country to unify under a democracy. Two years later, it happened in the dark of night.

The Making of a Presidential Centennial

By Stewart D. McLaurin, Executive Director, The Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration

Perhaps the most important focus of the Centennial year’s activities is reaching the next generation of young Americans and future leaders, all of whom are of college age and younger and have no personal recollection of Ronald Reagan as the president. One goal of the celebration planning has been to reach this next generation and invite and engage them to be part of the Centennial in order to better understand President Reagan, not only in historical context, but his relevance and significance in our world and in their lives still today.
Many of these initiatives were only possible thanks to key partnerships. We were honored that General Electric chose to become part of the Centennial Celebration as the presenting sponsor, and other collaborations were established with universities and American corporations, such as Edison International, Jelly Belly Candy Company, Visa, and others. In addition, governments and groups around the world have independently chosen to celebrate the President’s legacy, with significant events taking place in the United Kingdom, Poland, Germany, Hungary, and the Czech Republic, among others. Proclamations and commemorative letters have been received from governors and mayors across the country, as well as international recognition from world leaders such as Prince Albert of Monaco and the former Prime Minister of Japan, Yasuhiro Nakasone.


Little known presidential facts:

  1. JFK was the first Roman Catholic to be president, the first Boy Scout to become president, and the first president to be born in the twentieth century.i
  2. Gerald Ford was the first person to be both vice president and president without being elected by the people. He was appointed vice president when Spiro Agnew resigned and he succeeded to the presidency when Nixon resigned.g
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