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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 19

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THE PALM BEACH POST SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 1998 20A Devoted Kennedy aide Dave Powers if youre not moved by metal, leatker and wood, ; may we suggest inn; ... Obituaries "Don't look now, but a Jaguar just- blew past some powerful Germans" -Car and Driver v V . "...equally important are the steady gains that Jaguar has made . in every accepted measurement of quality and reliability" . t -Automobile Magazine . - "This is a proper, all-of-a-piece . -rocketship, the best Jaguar sedan there has ever been" -Car Magazine i "To drive the '98 Jag sedan is to" ' appreciate engineering wizardry" -USA Today "...adding German performance Palm Beach Post Wire Reports BOSTON Dave Powers, the Boston Irishman who was John F. Kennedy's famously devoted aide every step of the way to the White House and served after JFK's assassination as the keeper of the Camelot legend, died Friday at 85. Mr. Powers came to be known as Kennedy's "coat holder" and "Sancho Panza" because he spent his life tending to JFK's career, his widow and children, and finally his legacy, as curator of the John F. Kennedy Library museum. "Jack loved Dave Powers like a brother, and so did all of us in the JOS Mr. Powers Kennedy family. Jack couldn't have had the New Frontier without him, and we will miss him very much," Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., said in a statement. The man who called himself "just a newsboy who met a president" had been sought out by the wealthy Kennedys in the early days of JFK's political career because he was closely connected to Boston's blue-collar Irish-American families. The child of Irish immigrants, Mr. Powers had an Irish-Catholic upbringing in the Charlestown section of Boston. He hawked newspapers on the waterfront, spent Sundays at church, and knew everyone. Because of that, a campaign worker directed Kennedy to Mr. Powers' door when the future president was campaigning for Congress in 1946. Mr. Powers had been supporting the rival candidate, but he was so taken by ihe young Kennedy that he changed camps forever. Mr. Powers initiated JFK into the rough and tumble of Boston campaigning and in how to deal with the ordinary folk of the city. In later years, Mr. Powers traveled with Kennedy on various campaigns and missions. After Kennedy was elected president in 1960, Mr. Powers became a special assistant in the W hite House. Kennedy, he said, "was the greatest man I ever met and the best friend I ever had." On Nov. 22, 1963, Mr. Powers was riding in the motorcade in Dallas when Kennedy was shot. When the president reached Parkland Hospital, Mr. Powers helped remove Kennedy and put him on a stretcher. That afternoon he accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy back to dash of Italian sensuousness.." t -Fortune Jaguar has always stirred emotions. For those inclined to be several critics. Automotive experts who, while driving the new Call l-tXHl-4-JAOI -ARorW.il w.jar,.Wu.. femmU .!,-. wr your fcly hell anJ .im- more rational, we offer the opinions of XJ8, were moved in more ways than one. J,il.lr, in ll Uk .cat. C IW,..Cm PALM BEACH MOTOR CARS, LTD. 915 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL (561) 659 - JAGUAR A new breed of jaguar 6206 TM 1998: ADVERTISEMENT ; ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT " ""im 1 I 7T xtI X I Local homeowners have saved M HomwjmenActog Now QjQ hundreds of dollars on their ; I ... As Warmer Weather Arrives ) j umy mh . Washington, next to the casket on Air force Une. Mr. Powers recalled the trip back to Washington in an article for Life magazine. "On that long, sad ride home, Jackie sat next to the casket. She was so brave on the trip back to Washington. At one point she turned to me and said, 'Oh, Dave, you've been with him all these years. What will you do now?' " recalled Mr. Powers. "I choked up I couldn't answer her." "Dave Powers was a loyal and devoted friend whom my mother and father adored," said JFK's daughter, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg. "I will always be grateful for his personal kindness and for his tireless efforts on behalf of the Kennedy Library." Mr. Powers went on to help in former Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's campaigns. He also began work assembling records and memorabilia for the JFK Library in 1964. He served as its museum curator from its opening in 1979 until he retired in 1994. In 1975, JFK's legacy came under serious fire when Judith Campbell Exner claimed that she had been both Kennedy's White House mistress and the girlfriend of a Chicago mobster and that Mr. Powers had arranged meetings between her and the president. Mr. Powers denied knowing Exner and once said "the only Campbell I know is chunky vegetable soup." Ferdinand Porsche Jr. VIENNA, Austria Ferdinand Porsche Jr., who helped his father develop the Volkswagen Beetle before World War II and later founded the sports car firm that bears his name, died Friday at age 88. Mr. Porsche died surrounded by family at their vacation home in Zell am See, the company's Salzburg office said. Hilda Morley, poet LONDON Hilda Morley, an American poet whose career bloomed in the last two decades of her life, has died at age 81. Ms. Morley died Monday at a London hospital of liver failure after a fall, said her publisher, Moyer Bell of Wakefield, RI. Her first published collection, A Blessing Outside Us, appeared in 1976. What are Winds and What are Waters, a sequence of poems about her years with her second husband, followed in 1983. Three more books came after that, the last of which, The Turning, is scheduled for publication next month. In brief Retirement probed WASHINGTON The Army's former deputy inspector general was allowed to retire honorably while under investigation for an alleged sexual relationship, officials said Friday. Defense Secretary William Cohen said he had ordered his own inquiry. The case involves David Hale, a 53-year-old major general who asked to retire after serving only four months as the Army's deputy inspector general. Gen. Dennis Reimer, the service's chief of staff, approved the retirement on Feb. 28, the Army said. In a report published Friday, The Washington Times said a woman named Donnamaria Car-pino had told military investigators that Hale "forced her into a four-month sexual relationship" in Izmir, Turkey, while her husband, an Army colonel, was posted there. At the time, Hale was the deputy commanding general of NATO's allied land forces in southeastern Europe. Three airmen discharged FOUTA AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. The Air Force is discharging three airmen who paraded around like Klansmen with pillowcases over their heads. The Air Force firefighters, all white and in their early 20s, were in the base firehouse when they walked down a hallway Jan. 28 with pillowcases on their heads. A black co-worker took offense and struck one of them, and a scuffle broke out, the Air Force said. Two of the men were discharged in mid-February because of the incident and previous disciplinary problems. The third will be discharged later this month for failing to perform the extra dutv, the Air Force said. "SERVICE IN HOURS - NOT PAYS" SPRING Moderate Republicans help beat logging proposal 4U& ,.,fHSE Etpertsj Amazing Tune-Up Guarantees Your Air Conditioner Won't Break Down . Or This Is FREE! f a J j 1 r 2TV Trm No One Else In My Field Makes You This Bold Guarantee! anyway. 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