August 8, 1999 |
President Clinton on Saturday promoted a support system to help youngsters graduate from "the playground to the college classroom," announcing $120 million in grants intended to put higher education within their reach. Even as "Operation Gear Up" gets under way, Clinton said in his weekly radio address, it is threatened by the Republicans' $792-billion tax-cut package.
August 13, 1996
Today's Convention Schedule 5--8 p.m. * "Listening to America"; speakers include Texas Gov. George W. Bush and Govs. Jim Edgar of Illinois, Tommy Thompson of Wisconsin, Tom Ridge of Pennsylvania and John Engler of Michigan * Remarks by House Speaker Newt Gingrich * Remarks by New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman * "The Clinton Record;" speakers include Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Phil Gramm, both of Texas, and Rep. J.C. Watts of Oklahoma * Keynote address by Rep.
May 28, 1999 |
Democrats want the Justice Department and Congress to investigate whether House Republican leaders are violating campaign finance laws with a planned $25-million fund for key House races next year. Advisors to the House's third-ranking Republican, Majority Whip Tom DeLay of Texas, created the Republican Majority Issues Campaign to raise and spend that much in two dozen races in 2000. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert of Illinois, Majority Leader Dick Armey of Texas and the No.
August 17, 2000 |
No. School: Comment 1. Texas: All my Xs (and O's) live in Texas. 2. Nebraska: Candidate Tom Osborne to speak at team's $100-a-trough fund-raiser. 3. Florida State: Weinke regales kids about pranks he and teammate Lee Corso used to pull. 4. Alabama: Tide still has peanuts left from 1946 Rose Bowl. 5. Michigan: Lloyd Carr fines himself $100 for smiling once in June. 6. Wisconsin: With Ron Dayne gone, school opens buffet for rest of team. 7.
February 28, 2014 |
Former Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer might want to stop talking about quarterback prospects. Or maybe he should just stop talking. After describing former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL prospect Johnny Manziel as an embarrassment to himself, his teammates and coaches on Wednesday, Switzer said Thursday during a radio interview with WNSR in Nashville that he would consider him a worthy draft selection. "I've said some negative things about him but at the same time I've said some very positive things about him. I love his ability; Johnny can play.
January 7, 2000 |
An angry Gen. Colin L. Powell cautioned Al Gore on Thursday against "playing the polarizing 'race card' " in the presidential campaign after the vice president's campaign manager said in a recent interview that the Republican Party would rather "take pictures with black children than feed them."
November 7, 1998 |
Today "Today": Homemade bubble gum; Holly Hunter; car-buying advice for women; women's winter coats, 5 a.m. KNBC. "Evans, Novak, Hunt & Shields": Rep. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), 2:30 p.m.; repeats Sunday, 8 a.m. CNN. "John McLaughlin's One on One": New information about Thomas Jefferson, 2:30 p.m. KCET. "Tony Brown's Journal": Job skills for the new millennium, 3:30 p.m. KCET. "Reliable Sources": Jodi Allen, Slate Magazine; Richard Reeves, journalist-historian, 3:30 p.m. CNN.
July 26, 2000 |
Forty impoverished communities to be chosen nationwide would get tax breaks, regulatory relief and new government programs under a bill passed overwhelmingly by the House on Tuesday as a partial solution for places not sharing in America's prosperity. With a solid 394-27 bipartisan vote, the House sent the bill to the Senate, where a similar measure is pending.
July 7, 2000 |
The Republicans have named three members of Congress--one Latino, one woman and one African American--to leadership roles for a national convention they hope will present an image of diversity. Reps. Henry Bonilla of Texas, Jennifer Dunn of Washington state and J.C. Watts Jr. of Oklahoma will be deputy permanent co-chairs of the convention that begins July 31 in Philadelphia, GOP convention spokesman Tim Fitzpatrick said Thursday. The permanent chairman is House Speaker J.
May 21, 2000 |
President Clinton announced plans Saturday to require U.S. airlines to carry devices to treat heart attack victims with a jolt of electricity. In his weekly radio address, Clinton also directed the government to report back to him in four months with guidelines on a program for installing the potentially life-saving devices in federal buildings as well.