November 6, 2008
Re "It's Obama," Nov. 5 It is fall, but it feels like spring. How else would one characterize what we have not just witnessed but brought about? With our election of Barack Obama, we say that we really are ready to live up to that creed long ago enunciated by Thomas Jefferson, "that all men are created equal." With our votes Tuesday, we signified that while we value and prefer private initiative, we also recognize the role that government plays -- and how important it is to have in place properly organized and manned monitoring agencies.
December 14, 2000
At last, after all these weeks of postelection vitriol, Republicans and Democrats found something they could agree on: Al Gore was a class act in defeat. Praise for Gore's concession speech poured in from members of both parties, from conservatives, liberals and moderates, from leaders and from mavericks. "It was a conciliatory and classy move on his part," Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, a conservative Republican and new member of his party's leadership. "It was just exactly what the country needed.
April 4, 2004 |
Amid baseball's widening parity, as reflected by the 16 teams that were in division and wild-card playoff contention last Sept. 1, the 2004 races are likely to mirror election-year politics. There are seven teams that appear to be presumptive playoff candidates: the Angels, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics.
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April 13, 1991
All day Friday, April 5, I was fired up. My sons and I were heading to the Freeway Series and Dodger Stadium was just a short drive away. On the radio on the way, Fred Claire stated that the Dodgers have spent over $15 million dollars to update concessions and the scoreboard. No one could blame the Dodgers for wasting money on players, but the new concessions were slow and very poorly set up. My two sons split up into different lines and "raced" each other to the counter.
June 17, 1988 |
When Earvin Johnson left the game Thursday night, a fan behind the basket waved a sign that said, "Cry, Magic, Cry!" But this is how he walked: Head high. Smiling. He slapped Mychal Thompson's hand, and said something and smiled, and then slapped Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's the same way, and so on down the bench. When James Worthy and Byron Scott came out of the game, he rose to greet them, too. What's to smile about, you ask?
January 9, 2008 |
A grim mood befell Mitt Romney's election-night party just minutes after the New Hampshire polls closed Tuesday. Several hundred supporters, many sipping wine and beer, gathered at a banquet hall here to celebrate. Instead, TV network projections of rival John McCain's victory flashed on the flat-screen monitors just after 8 p.m. The former governor of Massachusetts was counting on this neighboring New England state to vault him to the Republican nomination for president.
September 23, 2011 |
Zambian President Rupiah Banda, faced with electoral defeat Friday, did something unusual. He ceded power. Banda's concession speech, a rare and conciliatory move for a recent African leader, marked the fourth time power has changed hands in Zambia since independence in 1964, a significant step for democracy in the nation. Banda attended the swearing-in ceremony for his rival, Michael Sata, who was declared the winner by the electoral commission earlier in the day. Sata is a nationalist figure known as King Cobra for his sharp criticisms of China, which has extensive investments in Zambia's copper mines.
February 5, 1998 |
It was vintage Dornan. As the lights flashed and the beepers beeped signaling a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, the bona fide members of Congress fled the room. All cameras, all microphones, all people with notebooks had no choice but to turn to former member Robert K. Dornan--Air Force veteran, Clinton-hater, lesbian-basher, father of five, grandpa of 11. So what if leaders of Dornan's own Republican Party were about to dismiss his case contesting Rep.