June 4, 2008 | 2:00 am
Sirhan was a "taciturn individual who didn't say very much; friendly, really pleasant but hard to get to know. He was brilliant. He was studying Russian when everyone else was barely getting by in Spanish and English." --William Spaniard, high school classmate
| June 3, 1968: Andy Warhol is wounded by Valeria Solanas, who explains: "I am a flower child. He had too much control over my life." |
At left, a terrific profile of gunman Sirhan Bishara Sirhan by Times staff writers Robert C. Toth and Dave Smith.
|"In their homeland, they had been an upright Christian family, among the best educated of their class, once accustomed to financial security but uncomplaining and industrious in hard times."
|"I saw him walking barefoot. He said it was because his father had beat him ... and that he took a piece of iron, heated it on the stove and put it on the boy's heel..."|