SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dressed in a black Batman costume, his fists clenched as he took on foe after foe around San Francisco, a 5-year-old boy who has battled leukemia for years fulfilled his wish Friday to be his favorite superhero.
By Karen Brooks AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - As George Phenix shouldered his news camera in the throng of 50 reporters crowded noisily into the basement of the Dallas Police Department headquarters, he did not notice the man in a hat standing beside him. Phenix, a cub reporter for local CBS TV affiliate KRLD, was focused on Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of assassinating President John F. Kennedy in Dallas just two days before. The crowd surged forward and the man in the hat, Jack Ruby, sprang into motion, stepping in front of Phenix's lens and firing a fatal handgun shot into Oswald. "It was just a sense of relief, so much, that I did have it." Phenix's footage of the Oswald shooting is one of the enduring images returning to the airwaves for the 50th anniversary of the November 22, 1963, assassination of Kennedy as he rode through Dallas in a motorcade.