January 31, 1999 |
Back then, Jeannie Epper was a 42-year-old mom accustomed to being punched, kicked, burned, trampled by horses, thrown from high buildings and nearly drowned. All part of being a Hollywood stunt professional. But then came the "Russian Swing." The contraption looks like a modified child's swing set that can send its passenger flying 30 feet or more. In other words, like most things a stunt person does, it's potentially fatal.
August 22, 1996 |
There they go again. The arguments between America's baby boomers and their parents that rang across kitchen tables through the 1960s and 1970s have unexpectedly resurfaced in the presidential race between President Clinton, the first baby boomer in the Oval Office, and Bob Dole, a man old enough to be the president's father.
November 19, 2000 |
A surprisingly candid new Army study concludes that captains are leaving the service in droves mainly because of a generation gap between baby boomer generals and younger junior officers. The Army has grown alarmed in recent months because so many captains are leaving that it fears it might have trouble filling leadership positions within a few years. In 1989, just as the Cold War was ending, 6.7% of Army captains left voluntarily. In 1999, that number climbed to 10.6%.
December 1, 1995 |
Have you ever played the White Elephant game? Here's how it goes: The day after Christmas, gather that coffee mug warmer you got from your grandma, the turquoise sweater your mom sent you and those country music CDs from your Uncle Joe, wrap them all up again, and get together with a few friends. Roll a pair of dice to see who gets what.
August 15, 1994 |
Twenty-five years after Woodstock, the festival's most evocative image remains a young couple photographed while huddled tenderly in a blanket. The emerging symbol of Woodstock '94 is a starker one: the Mud People. Eager to assert their individuality in an ocean of anonymous concert-goers, about 200 fans early in the weekend began frolicking in cold, gooey mud.
April 20, 1998 |
Numerous pundits have explored the contributions and shortcomings of baby boomers and even Gen-Xers. But the real movers and shakers of tomorrow, according to author Don Tapscott, are members of the Net Generation.
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May 19, 2000 |
Working with older clients is certainly nothing new to computer expert Jacob Zacuto. He was, after all, a mere 10th-grader when he launched his own Internet network consulting company. But nothing prepared Zacuto for what he found when he signed on to help create a Web site for doctors and hospitals. The brain behind this dot-com is 85 years old.
April 28, 1993 |
Their names are Oblivious Child, Agnostic w/o a Cause, Will Work for Pay, and Spent the 60s on a Slip and Slide. Their favorite topics include "Home Sweet Shoebox," "The Revolting Yuppie Excess I Witnessed Today" and that perennial favorite, "Wage Slave, Slacker, or What?" For nearly a year now, they've been ragging on baby boomers and commiserating over their own putative impoverishment. They come from all over the country. Most of them have never met.