The sun had not yet risen when George Bush strode into the Oval Office at 7:21 a.m. to begin his first working day as president on Jan. 23. The White House staff, accustomed to Ronald Reagan strolling in nearly an hour and a half later each day, snapped to startled attention.By MARCI McDONALD5 min
small parking lot in front of an abandoned liquor store. Puzzled, James asked where their newest holding was. “We’re parked on it,” said Arthur. “We’ve got 600 feet on the main street.” For 20 minutes, three of the richest men in North America went unnoticed as they tramped up and down the sidewalk, while Arthur explained his plans to level the buildings and put up a new Irving service station—and accompanying convenience store— which would market primarily Irving products.By JOHN DeMONT7 min
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