August 3, 1992 |
No one among the Raiders could recall anything like it happening before. Even in an organization that prides itself on producing and nurturing mavericks, there are rules of conduct. And Elvis Patterson has broken one. Fighting with the enemy is sometimes necessary. Fighting with teammates is sometimes inevitable. Fighting with a coach is never permissible. But that's what Patterson, a safety and a valued member of the special teams, did Friday in Flagstaff, Ariz.
January 28, 1996 |
Reviewers of "Primary Colors" have at least one reason to be thankful to the book's unidentified author: They won't need to use up much space familiarizing their readers with the plot. As advertised, this roman a clef is so blatantly an insider's account of the 1992 Clinton campaign that practically all of its principal characters are instantly recognizable, from doughnut-scarfing, touchy-feely "Gov. Jack Stanton" and his redoubtable (and mostly just touchy) wife, "Susan," on down.
January 13, 1995 |
The Raiders swept most of their defensive coaching staff out the door Thursday, firing at least three of the six coaches. Gone are defensive line coach Ray Hamilton and defensive back coaches Jack Stanton and Odis McKinney. A team source indicated that defensive line coach Gunther Cunningham was also fired. Cunningham was unavailable for comment. Only defensive coordinator John Fox and linebacker coach Jim Haslett apparently have survived.
March 16, 1998 |
The Scene: The campaign trail ended at Cineplex Odeon Universal Studios Theater on Thursday night as celebrities, fans and VIPs gathered for the premiere of Mike Nichols' "Primary Colors," adapted from the anonymously written novel of political and sexual high and low jinks during a presidential primary. (Political columnist Joe Klein has long since admitted to writing the novel, but the credits cite the book by Anonymous.) The film stars John Travolta as the tubby Southern Gov. Bill . . .
March 2, 1998 |
If there is anyone who has thus far avoided imagining the allegations of adultery swirling around President Clinton, well, the plot line is in Technicolor--and about to open at a theater near the White House. "Primary Colors," the thinly veiled novel about a Gov. Jack Stanton (who happens to talk and act very much like our current chief executive and gets dogged by a sex scandal on the presidential campaign trail) is now a $64-million Mike Nichols film starring box-office draw John Travolta.
March 15, 1998 |
Mike Nichols has a secret. Actually, the fabled film director has lots of secrets. As soon as he is alone in his Bel Air Hotel suite, Nichols drops his voice to a conspiratorial hiss, swearing a visitor to silence, a bad idea when the visitor is a reporter. Nichols should know better.