The Washington Times (Washington, DC)

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Articles from September 29, 1996

Alexandria Builds upon Ancient Glory
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt - "Few cities have made so magnificent an entry into history as Alexandria. She was founded by Alexander the Great." So E.M. Forster wrote in the early part of this century about the city that, from its founding in 331 B.C. to...
Alomar Has Last Word on a Day of High Drama
TORONTO - Hours before Roberto Alomar propelled the Baltimore Orioles into the American League playoffs yesterday, umpire John Hirschbeck had responded dramatically and violently to Friday's postgame criticism by the Baltimore Orioles' second baseman....
An Ozzie and Harriet with Most Disturbing Undertones: `Bones' Breaks the Wholesome Image
It's back to the world of Ozzie and Harriet and David and Ricky in David Rabe's "Sticks and Bones," which takes a brutal look at the perfect American family in the context of the Vietnam War. Saying that much tells you almost right away where Mr....
Anti-Pardon Bill Drew Democratic Shutdown Threat
House Democrats were prepared to shut down the government if Republicans demanded a vote on a resolution calling for President Clinton not to pardon key Whitewater figures, Rep. Spencer T. Bachus said yesterday. "For the Democrats, the resolution...
At Reunion, VMI Class of 1971 Discusses Trials Past and Present
****THEN, IT WAS ANTI-WAR SENTIMENT; NOW, IT'S THE LOSING BATTLE FOR THE ALL-MALE TRADITION.**** LEXINGTON, Va. - Ken Piernick returned to Virginia Military Institute this weekend with his friends from the class of 1971 to discover the truth of...
Barry, Aides Take W.Va. Retreat to Mull How to Improve City
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Plumber Robert Maxwell was sitting on a barstool, nursing a drink and sneaking quick peeks at D.C. Mayor Marion Barry in the dim light of the Squirrel Nest Lounge. "I can't believe it. It's Barry," said Mr. Maxwell,...
Baseball's Big Boppers Did It by the Numbers
Today concludes the most stat-sational baseball season since, well, the introduction of the gopher ball. Thirteen players have hit 40 or more homers (at present count). Five have driven in 140 or more runs. A shortstop is batting .361. A catcher...
Careful Analysis and Pilot Programs Can Bring Us Sensible Judicial Reform
As Roberta Katz indicated in her Sept. 5 Op-Ed article, "Old-fashioned justice in the Information Age," our judicial system is coming apart at the seams. Although our judicial system has always been far from perfect, most experienced practicing...
Center Stage Director Adds Sharper Edge to Drama
BALTIMORE - On paper, Baltimore's Center Stage doesn't look a whole lot more modern than a typical resident theater. This season offers a fairly mainstream combination: Bertolt Brecht's "Galileo" opens the season this week, and as the season progresses,...
Clinton to Battle Label of `Liberal'
****BOB DOLE'S SPEECH AND TV-AD STRATEGY SEEMS TO BE GETTING UNDER THE PRESIDENT'S SKIN.**** BOSTON - President Clinton is warming - angrily - to Bob Dole's charges that he is a liberal who is soft on drug use. With the first presidential debate...
College Park Center for Arts under Way: $107 Million Site Hailed as a Mecca
Officials broke ground yesterday on the Maryland Center for the Performing Arts, a $107 million University of Maryland complex envisioned as an arts mecca drawing everything from community groups to world-renowned orchestras. "To my knowledge,...
Comics Industry Is Serious Venture: '90S Have Been Boom or Bust for Superheroes
Like the super-heroes it created, the comic book industry has shown it can take a beating - and keep coming back. The comic book moguls faced down Eisenhower-era critics who branded them corrupters of youth. They withstood the challenge of early...
Corruption at USDA Then
One week after a federal grand jury issued an indictment against the Washington lobbyist for Tyson Foods Inc., charging him with lying to the FBI during its investigation of improper gifts from Tyson to former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy, a federal...
Corruption at USDA Then ... and Now
In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, Republican of Kansas, has demanded the resignation of Agriculture Undersecretary Ellen Haas - for good reason. Citing her highly questionable management...
Director Herzfeld's Soft Touch on Mayhem: `2 Days' Doesn't Pulverize Theme
"I filmed a lot of this movie within blocks of my house - sometimes right down the block," says John Herzfeld, writer-director of the sardonic new movie thriller "2 Days in the Valley." He's speaking in all sincerity of his chosen place of residence,...
Dole Takes a Break to Get Set for Debates: Florida `Vacation' after Heavy Travels
BAL HARBOUR, Fla. - It's a rare way to spend three valuable campaign days five weeks from Election Day for a candidate who is at least 10 points behind in the polls. But Bob Dole insists that soaking up debate briefings, coffee and the Florida...
Dorothy Lamour's Well-Traveled `Road': Sarong Was Her Enduring Trademark
Dorothy Lamour, who died last Sunday at the age of 81, sustained an engaging, if never quite stellar, film life from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. That career has become relatively easy to savor on the American Movie Classics channel, which showcases...
Essays on Faith, Reinvention of Man
Leslie Fiedler addresses this collection of his more recent essays "to you, whoever you are." The phrase is Walt Whitman's, and like his predecessor poet and noisy mythologizer of the American experience, Mr. Fiedler wants "to talk to everyone," meaning...
Extra Points;roundup
Martin easily wins pole in second truck race Mark Martin, driving in only his second NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race, ran off to an easy victory yesterday in the Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse 250 at North Wilkesboro Speedway. The Winston...
Festivals and Autumn Glory Await
OCT. 5 VIRGINIA CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL, TOWN POINT PARK, NORFOLK. Most fairs have some activities for kids; this fair has all of them. The full-day extravaganza brings more than 200 educational, creative and interactive (did we mention fun?) workshops,...
Florida GOP Eyes Control of Legislature: State Party Less Sanguine about Electoral Prospects at Presidential Level
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Florida Republicans say they have a good shot at making history in the November elections and are pinning their hopes in part on a black conservative college counselor in his first run for office. Already in control of...
Forgotten but Crucial Religious Antecedents
Concerning Don Feder's Sept. 9 column, "Antidote to Cultural Poison," it is encouraging to see Judge Robert Bork speaking out concerning our current problem of "cultural poison." But it is surprising to see Judge Bork - with his background - stating...
For the O's, Nothing Comes Easy: Baltimore Finally Gets to Playoffs
TORONTO - The Baltimore Orioles realized around May that nothing they tried would come easily this season. Whether it was having their shortstop move a few paces to his right, establishing a four-man rotation with a tired staff or starting and...
Fumbles, Bad Kick Keep Howard Winless at A&M
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Two things were at stake last night: Florida A&M's domination of Howard in Bragg Stadium and the early lead in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship race. Both went the way of the Rattlers as three Bison special...
Gore Denies Tobacco Denials
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vice President Al Gore yesterday found himself again trying to explain his long involvement with tobacco, an issue that has regularly emerged as a stumbling block for both parties in the presidential campaign. Aides to Mr. ...
Hard-Working Caps Ease Past Sabres
RICHMOND - If effort alone was all it took to win games, the Washington Capitals would never lose. This is a team built around the work ethic and believing the extra effort expended every night will be enough to carry it. Last night's exhibition...
Hill Still Finds Pork Election-Year Treat: GOP Manages to Roll Back Cost
Having helped create a $3 million national grant program for commercial spaceports a year earlier, freshman Republican Rep. Dave Weldon tells his Palm Bay, Fla., constituents that Spaceport Florida, in their district, has snagged $500,000 from the...
Hokies' Streak Buried by Orangemen
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Virginia Tech's much-ballyhooed rushing defense disintegrated yesterday at the Carrier Dome as Syracuse rushed for 338 yards on the way to blowing out the No. 18 Hokies 52-21. Quarterback Donovan McNabb led the charge for the...
House Approves Compromise Spending Bill: Democrats Hail `U-Turn' by GOP
With a potential government shutdown days away, exhausted congressional and White House negotiators struck a deal at dawn yesterday on a massive catchall spending bill for the coming fiscal year that would restore funding for a number of Clinton administration...
Ideology Overcome in the Process
Back in the 1960s a great intellectual controversy flared up over a conceptual phrase - "the end of ideology" - invented by Daniel Bell, the eminent Harvard philosopher emeritus. He defined ideology with its locus in the industrial West as "the conversion...
Israel Calm as Officials Try to Defuse Powder Keg
****THE RIOTS SIGNAL THAT THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT IGNORES THE PEACE PROCESS AT ITS PERIL.**** TEL AVIV - As a day of relative calm prevailed in Israel yesterday, U.S., Israeli and Palestinian officials worked on ways to prevent any more of the violence...
Japan Bids to Become Research Player: Government Revamps System, Plans to Spend $155 Billion over 5 Years
In a major break with tradition, Japan is abandoning seniority in its public research laboratories and will spend $155 billion over the next five years to become a big player within the scientific community. The domination of public research laboratories...
Lift Children's Skill at Skiing Safely
The best way to enjoy winter is to get the family involved, and one of the best ways to do this is to go skiing. This sport makes a great family vacation, giving parents and children time together and time apart as well as giving children the opportunity...
Long-Lost O's Return to Playoffs
****BALTIMORE CAPS ITS TURBULENT SEASON BY EXTENDING PLAY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1983.**** TORONTO - At one time, postseason appearances by the Baltimore Orioles were a common occurrence. The franchise appeared in three World Series and won...
Looking beyond Boutros-Ghali's U.N
Jesse Helms' Aug. 26 article "Time for a decision on the United Nations" fittingly stressed the inefficiency of the United Nations under the administration of Boutros Boutros- Ghali, and the need for a successful reform which "must begin by replacing...
Myrtle Beach: See More Than Just Sea There
With beaches less than a three-hour drive from Washington, why trek nine hours to Myrtle Beach? There are several good reasons to take the longer drive to the South Carolina shore: * The Myrtle Beach area has more than 80 golf courses. ...
National Scrutiny Awaits Redskins
Are the Washington Redskins ready for prime time? The winless New York Jets may not offer a true test tonight at RFK Stadium on whether the Redskins have re-emerged as one of the NFL's elite. However, a dominating victory before a national audience...
No Luck for the Irish as Buckeyes Dominate
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - For the second time in as many weeks, a top-five matchup produced an anticlimatic mismatch yesterday as No. 4 Ohio State manhandled No. 5 Notre Dame 29-16 before 59,075 at Notre Dame Stadium. "I told our squad that this is...
Padres Win to Send Title Fight to Last Day
LOS ANGELES - The San Diego Padres, now assured of a spot in the playoffs, already are looking beyond today's showdown against the Dodgers for the NL West title. The Padres beat Los Angeles 4-2 yesterday on Tony Gwynn's bases-loaded, two-out single...
Perils of the Line Item Veto
On March 23, 1996, the United States Senate, by a 69-31 margin, passed legislation from the House transferring powers of the purse to the executive branch in absolute defiance of constitutional provisions to the contrary. The notion for the president...
Pique-a-Boux
Perhaps if the parrot had had a different name things wouldn't have turned out as they did. With a more French name like Pique-a-Boux instead of plain old Peek-a-Boo maybe the parrot's would-be owner wouldn't have complained, and this whole bizarre...
Pro Fishes Broad Creek to Capture $24,000 Win
MARBURY, Md. - Dan Morehead, a bass tournament pro from Paducah, Ky., won the $276,000 Bassmaster Maryland Top 100 as he returned to the Smallwood State Park weigh center yesterday with a five-bass limit that weighed a whopping 20 pounds, 5 ounces....
Rare `Encounters' with the Rothschild Collection: Works on Exhibit in Washington for First Major Show since '66
"Encounters With Modern Art: Works From the Rothschild Family Collections," the exhibition just opened at the National Gallery of Art, is more than the showing of stellar works by 20th-century greats Piet Mondrian, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Diego...
REDSKINS (3-1) vs. JETS (0-4)
TODAY, 8 P.M., RFK STADIUM, CH. 20, TNT, FM-106.7, AM-1430, REDSKINS FAVORED BY 8 1/2 * THE GAME: The Redskins, fresh off a 17-10 win over the St. Louis Rams, are seeking their fourth straight victory for the first time since 1991, when they started...
Republicans Give in on Immigration Bill: Clinton Gets Way on Key Provisions
Congressional Republicans yesterday again bowed to President Clinton's demands to weaken the immigration bill by removing a strict income requirement for legal immigrants who want to bring over relatives and stripping the measure of a deportation penalty...
Saints Haven't Gone Marching Anywhere
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - During the offseason, New Orleans Saints coach Jim Mora attended a charm school where ESPN's Andrea Kramer taught him the intricacies of public speaking and dealing with the media to better cope with his team's recent decline....
`Sleep' Starts, Ends on Drowsy Note
An overflowing Teutonic crock from the German filmmaker Joseph Vilsmaier, inspired to turbulent, risible flights of art-infatuated silliness while transposing an allegedly acclaimed novel by Robert Schneider to the screen, "Brother of Sleep" should...
Stewart Sees His Future Career after `Trek' Days
Patrick Stewart, the brave and formidable Capt. Picard of "Star Trek: Next Generation," nearly melts at the sight of Bela. "Ah, Bela, are you feeling better? Are you eating?" Mr. Stewart asks warmly as he gently strokes the head of his beloved...
Study Finds High Interest in Presidential Election
Voter apathy might be a thing of the past, according to a new survey from the Media Studies Center. Three out of four voters are quite taken with the Bob Dole-vs.-Bill Clinton presidential matchup. "When 75 percent of the 1,000 voters we survey...
Terps Offense Takes Night off as No. 23 Mountaineers Roll
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Maybe ESPN2 should have considered alternative coverage. Before its first national television audience and largest live crowd (54,542) of the season, Maryland endured 60 minutes of misfires, mistakes and misery last night while...
The Refreshing Artistry of Dancer Simon Dow
Take a look at Simon Dow - tall, lean and ponytailed, a dancer with the look of an ardent Romeo, one of the roles he's performed around the world - and you'll see one more sign of the artistic change sweeping through Washington. This season Mr....
Third Party Breakout?
I was watching C-Span recently and came across Ross Perot, who, in his speech to the Christian Coalition, gave the following information: He reminded us that the average age of a democracy is 200 years. Then, he quoted one Professor Alexander Teitler,...
Top 20
TOP ALBUMS 1. Falling Into You - Celine Dion (650 Music); 2. Home Again - New Edition (MCA); 3. New Adventures in Hi-Fi - R.E.M. (Warner Bros.); 4. Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette (Maverick); 5. Another Level - Blackstreet (Interscope);...
Undefeated Cavaliers Race Past Longhorns
CHARLOTTESVILLE - No. 19 Virginia knew it would need to have a nearly flawless offensive performance last night if it expected to defeat No. 13 Texas at Scott Stadium - and the Cavaliers got it. Virginia found its offense early, scoring on its...
Underachievers Have No Cause to Celebrate
TORONTO - The seven-time All-Star second baseman for the Baltimore Orioles spits in the umpire's face after allegedly being called a yet unrevealed but allegedly unprintable name. Then the second baseman says the umpire is bitter because his son died...