Ronald Wilson Reagan Part 67

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No. 15: North Carolina outshines Wilt the Stilt

NCAA Championship game — March 23, 1957 — It took three overtimes, but North Carolina overwhelmed one of the game’s most dominant players, outlasting Kansas 54-53. Wilt Chamberlain, the Jayhawks’ sophomore center, averaged nearly 30 points and 20 rebounds during his career but was frustrated by the Heels’ triple-teams and held to 23 points. UNC’s Joe Quigg made key plays at the end, hitting two free throws and deflecting a pass intended for Chamberlain in the final seconds.

My sons, Hunter and Wilson, went to the Reagan Library on Thursday and went to see the Hollywood’s walk of fame yesterday.

Picture of a young Ronald Reagan in his swim suit.
(Picture from the Ronald Reagan Library, courtesy of the National Archives)

Picture of Ronald Reagan as a Lifeguard, Lowell Park, Illinois. (Circa 1927)

1980 Presidential Debate Reagan v Carter

Governor Reagan, you have an opportunity to rebut that.

GOVERNOR REAGAN

Yes, I’d like to respond very much.

First of all, the Soviet Union — if I have been critical of some of the previous agreements, it’s because we’ve been out-negotiated for quite a long time. And they have managed, in spite of all of our attempts at arms limitation, to go forward with the biggest military buildup in the history, of man.

Now, to suggest that because two Republican Presidents tried to pass the SALT treaty — that puts them on its side — I would like to say that President Ford, who was within 90 percent of a treaty that we could be in agreement with when he left office, is emphatically against this SALT treaty. I would like to point out also that Senators like Henry Jackson and Hollings of South Carolina — they are taking the lead in the fight against this particular treaty.

I am not talking of scrapping; I am talking of taking the treaty back and going back into negotiations. And I would say to the Soviet Union, we will sit and negotiate with you as long as it takes, to have not only legitimate arms limitation but to have a reduction of these nuclear weapons to the point that neither one of us represents a threat to the other. That is hardly throwing away a treaty and being opposed to arms limitation.

A man picks up trousers to see if it will fit him as volunteers work to distribute used clothings for evacuees at an evacuation center in coastal city of Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, northeastern Japan, 19 March 2011. The number of estimated dead and missing person kept rising on 19 March, adding another fear to evacuees who have already been spending their days in dire conditions as they hopelessly wait for a good news on their loved ones whereabouts since a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Japan on 11 March 2011.  EPA/DAI KUROKAWA 

A man picks up trousers to see if it will fit him as volunteers work to distribute used clothings for evacuees at an evacuation center in coastal city of Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, northeastern Japan, 19 March 2011. The number of estimated dead and missing person kept rising on 19 March, adding another fear to evacuees who have already been spending their days in dire conditions as they hopelessly wait for a good news on their loved ones whereabouts since a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Japan on 11 March 2011. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA
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