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Thousands To Flock to DC To Confirm And Celebrate That Ronald Reagan Is Finally Dead
by Daniel
Tuesday Jun 8th, 2004 10:25 PM
The most evil bastard ever to hold the US Presidency is finally dead. Unfortunately, the memory of his support for Hekmatyar (and Bin Laden) in Afghanistan, the terrorist Contras in Nicaragua, government death squads in El Salvador, Marcos in the Phillipines, Saddam in Iraq and aparthied in South Africa will take a long time to fade.
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Reagan Viewing to Continue in Washington D.C.

Ronald Reagan's casket will travel from California to Washington D.C. Wednesday.
http://cbs5.com/news/local/2004/06/08/Reagan_Viewing_to_Continue_in_Washington_D%2EC%2E.html

Federal and local officials ramped up precautionary measures in preparation for three days of memorial observances for former president Ronald Reagan, granting employees additional leave today in hopes of avoiding major traffic and security problems.

Federal employees will be allowed to take unscheduled leave today, meaning the time off does not need prior approval. Most D.C. government employees may request liberal leave beginning at 2 p.m.

The impetus for the moves, officials said, was word that police plan to close Constitution Avenue and all cross streets between 23rd Street NW and the U.S. Capitol from 3 to 9 p.m. The closings also will affect the 12th and Ninth Street tunnels, officials said.

Reagan's coffin is due at Andrews Air Force Base at 5 p.m. today and will reach the Capitol two hours later, officials said. Public viewing will begin at 9 p.m. and last until 7 a.m. Friday.

"It's like putting a giant canal through the city," Tony Bullock, spokesman for D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams (D), said of the street closings. "If you are on one side, you'll have a hell of a time getting to the other side. Getting them out earlier in the day could make a big difference."

Williams also announced that D.C. government offices and public schools will be closed Friday, along with federal offices.

Also yesterday, final preparations were underway for Reagan's state funeral

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A26186-2004Jun8.html
by if only this had been him
Tuesday Jun 8th, 2004 10:33 PM
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by Big Loogie
Wednesday Jun 9th, 2004 12:08 AM
Is it true he'll be buried at the Reagan Library (I imagine that library has mostly pictures, no)? I'm saving it up for when he's planted. It'll be kind of a pilgrimage. I'll practise on Dubyah posters to make sure my aim is true.