President Salutes Rosa Parks for Courage

BOLLING AIR FORCE BASE, WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Bush is saluting a woman whose courage, he says, "transformed America for the better."

He says civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, who died yesterday at age 92, was "one of the most inspiring women of the 20th century."

Speaking to an audience of military spouses, the president said Parks' 1955 refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus "was an act of personal courage."

He says that act "moved millions" and created the modern civil rights movement.

Bush says Parks will always have a "special place" in American history.