The Washington Times (Washington, DC)

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Articles from June 11, 1996

A Little Bit of Consideration on Bus Would've Been Nice
Sometimes life presents us with small things that seem so unfair, things we sometimes just cannot let go of. I'm so busy, and to be sidetracked from my schedule annoys me, but here goes. On a rainy Wednesday afternoon in May at about 4:10, I boarded...
Anglo-U.S. Airline Deal Awaits OK of Landing Pact
A long-awaited alliance between American Airlines and British Airways expected to be announced today would create an international transportation powerhouse. The deal, which industry sources said would be the subject of a press conference scheduled...
Aria-Like Lines of `Gigli' Full of Soulful Escapism
"The Gigli Concert" sure got the title right. The best thing about Irish playwright Tom Murphy's drama is the arias that the two main characters trade, and sometimes share - fiery, soulful speeches that are often delivered simultaneously with operatic...
As Dole Shifts Gears, He Backs Slowing Down: Senator: House Freshmen Went Too Fast
In his new role as "just a man" running for president, Bob Dole hopes to repair damage he believes freshman Republicans have inflicted on the party by pressing for too many changes too quickly. "They came here with a mandate," Mr. Dole said in...
A Vivid Clinton Memory at Last
It seems the memory problems at the White House are even worse than had been previously imagined. Details of the Whitewater land deal and everything related to it, of the improper White House travel office firings, of comings and goings and telephone...
Barry Lashes Board, Congress: He Tells `Pharaohs': `Let Our People Go'
Five days after saying his "war" with the D.C. financial control board was over, Mayor Marion Barry yesterday attacked its congressional sponsors as "pharaohs" and refused to denounce the racially charged rhetoric lobbed at the board by his own minister....
Brief Encounters
STEPPIN' OUT: Mary Matalin is getting a lot of practice at stepping out of the spotlight. Mrs. Matalin, the veteran Republican strategist who is married to James Carville, the veteran Democratic strategist, was at home Sunday morning getting...
Bulls Run Sparks Best-Ever Debate
SEATTLE - It was almost comical at KeyArena yesterday. Everyone here, the players included, realizes that the NBA Finals are all but over and the Chicago Bulls eventually will be crowned champions. So when the Seattle SuperSonics stepped onto...
Calipari's Exit May Benefit GW
Nobody in the Atlantic 10 is going to miss John Calipari more than Mike Jarvis. Seriously, folks, where would the George Washington basketball program be today without all those attention-getting wins over Massachusetts the past few years? If Calipari...
Cleopatra Was My Grandmother
Oh, it was a splendid evening at the Comedie Francaise. I was sitting side by side with France's Culture Minister Andre Malraux, not too far from the royal box, occupied by the regal presence of Gen. de Gaulle, and next to him his brand new buddy,...
Clinton Threat of Firing Didn't Stop Searches
The Clinton administration has been beset with problems involving misuse of secret FBI background files ever since President Clinton promised to fire anyone who searched such files for political purposes. Mr. Clinton's own passport file was searched...
Clinton Vows Crackdown on Crime, Immigration
SAN DIEGO - President Clinton came to politically vital southern California yesterday, bearing gifts in the form of tough talk on crime and immigration and promises of assistance in patrolling the border, cleaning beaches and revving up the economy....
Conferee Finds Cure for Cities in Turkey: She Is Impressed by Family Values
ISTANBUL - D.C. resident Gloria Thurman believes she has found a solution that will go a long way toward ending the many problems facing families in the inner city. "If we can find a way to instill the values that these people have here . . ....
Court Rules Traffic Stops Netting Drug Arrests Constitutional
The Supreme Court removed handcuffs yesterday from narcotics detectives seeking evidence, ruling unanimously that motives don't matter when stopping a suspect for a traffic violation. In a decision that defense lawyers call a "license" for the...
Dole's Abortion Move Irks Pro-Lifers: GOP Activists See It as a Step Back
Sen. Bob Dole, in a move sure to stoke intraparty tensions, said yesterday that he wants to attach his recently formulated "declaration of tolerance" to the Republican Party's platform plank calling for a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion....
Embassy Row
DIPLOMATIC FIREFIGHTS India's new ambassador to the United States, Naresh Chandra, has spent most of his short time in the United States putting out diplomatic fires. "My first month here may have looked bad," said Mr. Chandra during an interview...
FBI Vows Tighter Rules on Release of Personal Files
The FBI, caught in the middle of a political flap over the release of confidential background files to the White House, has told the chairman of a House committee investigating the incident that the bureau will tighten procedures on the future release...
Foreign Force Urged for Burundi: Tanzanian Leader Warns of Replay of Rwandan Slaughter
Julius Nyerere, Tanzania's independence leader and former president, warned yesterday that only massive international military intervention in Burundi can avert mass killings similar to those that raged in Rwanda in 1994. Mr. Nyerere's warning...
Giving Homeless a Share of Dignity: Volunteers Help Put Lives Back Together
It's 7 p.m. on a Saturday at the Prince William County Homeless Prevention Center in Woodbridge, and it's time for the monthly meeting of AfterShare, a volunteer group that's just been named a finalist for the J.C. Penney Golden Rule award for community...
GOP Ax Hangs over FEC: House Resists Budget Increase
The watchdog had better watch its own tail. Preparing for what it projects will be the busiest period in its 25 years, the Federal Election Commission again finds itself in a budgetary dogfight with Republicans on Capitol Hill who say the agency...
Health Care Reform Is GOP's Gift to Dole: Democrats, Clinton Must Sign off on Bill
House and Senate Republicans last night reached a compromise on health care reform, handing Majority Leader Bob Dole a last-minute victory on the eve of his departure from the Senate. The bill, which still needs approval from key Democrats and...
Inside Politics
DEJA VU The fact that the Clinton administration asked for - and got - hundreds of confidential FBI files on Republicans brings back memories of Watergate, Daniel Schorr writes in the New York Times. "Some Watergate veterans already had a sense...
Inside the Beltway
WALKING DOCUMENTS Discussion at the monthly meeting of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, we've learned, centered on the propriety of reforming the commission's subpoena practice. President Clinton's newest appointee, Judge Leon Higginbotham,...
June 11
STARS SUNDAY * Jason Isringhausen of the New York Mets pitched his first major league shutout, beating the Florida Marlins 3-0 on six hits while striking out a career-high 10. * Dwight Gooden pitched four-hit ball for eight innings, walking...
Kafelnikov Win Won't Mean Much in U.S
What an effort for Yevgeny Kafelnikov to win the singles and doubles at the French Open. What stamina it took to win 13 total matches on the red clay. And how nice that he was the first Russian to win a Grand Slam title. But as the tennis tour...
List of Files May Be Incomplete: White House Stories Face Hill Questions
The chairman of the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee said yesterday that the White House may have sought secret FBI background files on more than the 339 Reagan and Bush administration officials disclosed so far, and he wants congressional...
Lone Victim as Standoff Drags on Must Watch as Family Loses Ranch: Ousted Freemen Complex Owner Can't Make Payments
JORDAN, Mont. - Except for the constant presence of FBI agents, life for most people in this tiny rural community hasn't changed much. As they see it, the 79-day Freemen standoff could last for another 79 days without doing irreparable harm to anyone...
Mobil Sells Real Estate Business to N.Y. Firm
Mobil Corp. said yesterday it is selling most of its land-development business to New York real estate investors for $324 million so it can concentrate on its core oil and natural gas businesses. The deal includes more than 3,200 acres of residential...
No Preferences, No Peace?
The next time you hear someone complaining about narrow-minded, record-banning, book-burning fundamentalists, ask him if he has met the ones in Prince George's County. They're the ones with the litmus test for school speakers. No one, not even a...
O's Are Embarrassed in Detroit: Tigers Rip Wells; Skid Reaches 4
DETROIT - If the Baltimore Orioles hit rock bottom during Sunday's home loss to the Chicago White Sox, as manager Davey Johnson said afterward, then what, pray tell, was this? Subterranean, perhaps. The Orioles began a seven-game trip with...
Pastor's Rhetoric Riles Some: Others Praise Wilson for Playing Race Card
Black leaders in Washington are divided on the overt racial rhetoric that Mayor Marion Barry's pastor has been firing at the D.C. financial control board, with some winking at it and others distancing themselves from it. But they agreed on one...
Potomac Killings Suspect May Plead to Avoid Death
Montgomery County prosecutors and defense attorneys met yesterday and discussed a possible plea bargain that could keep Bruman Stalin Alvarez, charged with murdering five persons in Potomac 11 months ago, from the death penalty. State's Attorney...
Printing All the News That Fits an Agenda
Bill Clinton and his boys on the bus are getting a hard lesson about how times have changed. They can't any longer decide what news is fit to print - and more to the point, they can't any longer prevent news they think is not fit to print from...
Rain May Decide Election: Warner Hopes for Large Voter Turnout
Showers could dampen the turnout today as Virginia's voters go to the polls to pick a Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate. Sen. John W. Warner, 69, the three-term incumbent, is trying to hold off a challenge from the right by James C. Miller...
Ravens Bring Good Luck to Baltimore
Before long, the new Baltimore Ravens will play their first home game and a new era, a long overdue era, in Baltimore sports history will begin. Forgotten now should be the debate over funding of a football stadium for the Ravens at Camden Yards....
Red-Faced SuperSonics Raising the White Flag
SEATTLE - The Sonics are raising white flags. They have had enough. They didn't know the Bulls were this good. They just want a pat on the head after rolling over for the Bulls in Game 3. "This is like a learning experience for us," Sonics...
Republicans Always Suffer When They Violate the 11th Commandmen
In "Moving to maintain momentum" (Commentary, May 26), James A. Baker III attributes the GOP's 11th Commandment, "Thou shalt speak no evil of another Republican" to Ronald Reagan. In recent months, former President Gerald Ford, former Republican...
Roundup
Federal law questioned in campus rape case Congress exceeded its constitutional authority when it passed the federal law a woman is using to sue two Virginia Tech football players who she says raped her, the athletes' lawyer argued yesterday. ...
SC Stings in Laughs of `Truth'
Not long into the Second City comedy troupe's "Truth, Justice, or the American Way," The Moralizer - a scary-looking character in a hood and goggles - steps forward and reprimands the audience for laughing at a skit about a retarded man. Well,...
SE Site Combed Where Woman's Body Found
Authorities were searching a wooded area of Southeast for clues last night after finding the body of a woman yesterday afternoon. The body of the unidentified woman, believed to be 17 to 19 years old, was found about 3 p.m. in the 1800 block of...
Spin Control to Cover All Bets on the Red
As presidential elections loom in Russia, the Clinton spin-control operation has begun to implement a classic damage-limitation strategy. Following the defeat of its candidate for the Israeli premiership, the administration is clearly concerned that...
Teaching Democracy for a Quarter-Century: 450,OOO Given a Close-Up View
The Close Up Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary with a dinner tomorrow night in the Presidential Ballroom at the Capital Hilton. The anniversary dinner, for 500 people, is a milestone for the Foundation, says founder Stephen A. Janger....
Terrible NE Traffic Tie-Ups End: Only Lane Marking Remains to Be Done
The nightmare in Northeast apparently is over for motorists trying to inch their way down New York Avenue on weekends. In what was supposed to be one final bout of gridlock Sunday, crews working for the District finished the bulk of the reconstruction...
The Back-Door Revolving Door
John Windhausen left the Senate last week, where he had been a powerful committee staffer for years. But in a gesture of great selflessness and principle, he is not cashing in, as so many of his fellow Hill rats are prone to do - so says The Washington...
The Motown Man: Tigers' Fielder Struggles to Make Most of the Mess in Detroit
Every day he shows up at the park smiling, signing autographs and entertaining fans during batting practice with the monstrous home run shots that have become routine for the past six years. But this is a difficult year for Cecil Fielder. He is on...
This Year's Open Will Be a `Monster' Mash
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. - In 1916, Scottish architect Donald Ross stepped onto a 250-acre plot of land in the Detroit suburbs and proclaimed: "The Lord intended this for a golf links." Rarely has divine intention yielded such devilish fruit. ...
Thomas Speaks after All - on Manners: Justice Draws Ovation, Protest
While protesters outside blasted him as a traitor to his race, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas last night gently reminded a receptive audience of eighth-grade students that good manners are as important as a good education. "Good manners...
What Spurred the White House's Foray into FBI Files?
While there are very few facts known so far about the White House's gathering of confidential FBI files on Republicans who served in the Reagan and Bush administrations, the few facts we know are very interesting. The Clinton White House has said...
White Girl Arrested in N.C. Church Fire: Clergy Meet with Reno, Other Officials
A white teen-age girl was arrested yesterday on charges of burning down a black North Carolina church, and Texas police interrogated three men about a similar overnight arson. The incidents in Charlotte, N.C., and Greenville, Texas, served as a...
Your Money;movers & Shakers
US Order Inc. named Peter M. Smith vice president of sales, Laurie A. Fettinger vice president of customer relations and Ronald E. Ball vice president of marketing for the Herndon financial services company. Stephen Daley was named senior counselor...