February 28, 1985
The network said the suit against Fairness in Media, an advocacy group threatening to buy the network, was expanded to include National Congressional Club, Jefferson Marketing Inc. and Educational Support Foundation--all entities controlled by members of Fairness in Media. The complaint charges the defendants with violating federal securities laws, improper political activities by tax-exempt organizations and illegal corporate political contributions.
September 21, 1985 |
Rep. James T. Broyhill announced Friday that he will seek to succeed retiring Sen. John P. East, setting up a primary fight between two wings of the North Carolina Republican Party, Broyhill's main opponent for the GOP nomination is David Funderburk, a former ambassador to Romania, who is endorsed by East and the National Congressional Club, the right-wing political action committee that backed the reelection campaign of Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N. C.) last year.
March 30, 1985 |
A National Congressional Club official says it will "spend as much as we can raise" to help defeat several liberal U.S. senators, including Alan Cranston (D-Calif.) and Gary Hart (D-Colo.). "Right now it is our intention to do independent expenditures in those races," said Carter Wrenn, the club's executive director. The group, which was formed to pay off the first campaign debt of conservative Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.), has so far targeted Cranston, Hart and Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.).
June 12, 1997
President Clinton, the nation's First Golfer, evaluates Congressional Country Club, site of the U.S. Open and a course he has played frequently. His report on the event just outside Washington is part of a special section previewing the year's second major golf tournament. Section S.
June 20, 2011 |
Four times a year, golf grabs the spotlight looking for brilliant shots and exciting finishes at its major tournaments. Yet when Rory McIlroy eliminated any suspense last weekend in the U.S. Open, nobody complained. Instead, his eight-shot embarrassment of the field grabbed the country's imagination and made a star of the 22-year-old from Northern Ireland. "Here you have the suggestions of a tremendous front-runner, which is the hardest position to maintain," said Sidney Matthew, a golf historian from Tallahassee, Fla. "The guy who is one stroke behind has everything to gain, nothing to lose, so there is much less pressure on him than on the guy who has everything to lose and hopefully everything to gain.
June 15, 1997
Leaders with relation to par and last hole completed Saturday during the suspended third round of the $2.6 - million U.S. Open, played on the 7,213-yard, par-70 Congressional Country Club course: *--* Player Total Hole Jeff Maggert -4 14 Tom Lehman -3 13 Colin Montgomerie -2 16 Tommy Tolles -1 16 Hal Sutton -1 14 Stewart Cink -1 13 Jay Haas Even 18 David Ogrin Even 14 Ernie Els Even 13 Billy Andrade +1 18 Jim Furyk +1 18 Olin Browne +1 17 Scott Hoch +1 14 *--*