December 23, 1988 |
A federal court jury, in its fourth day of deliberations, acquitted former Miss America Bess Myerson and two co-defendants Thursday of charges that they conspired to influence the divorce case of her boyfriend by arranging for the daughter of the judge hearing that case to get a city job. The verdict brought tears and cheers in the crowded third-floor courtroom. Myerson is New York City's former cultural affairs commissioner and was a principal architect of Mayor Edward I.
March 15, 1986 |
Almost any corporate executive can get a limo just by snapping his fingers. Now, it's not much harder to hail an airplane. NetAir International Corp., which describes itself as a "national on-demand executive air transportation company," dispatches its planes from a dozen flight centers in such cities as Van Nuys, Denver, Phoenix, San Francisco, New York and Washington. As might be expected, using one of NetAir's planes is not cheap.
November 13, 1990 |
Former President Richard Nixon took a seat next to John V. Lindsay, the former liberal Republican mayor of New York City. Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein sat across the synagogue. The boutonniered ushers included Time Warner Chairman Steve Ross and fashion designer Oscar de la Renta. About 2,000 people filled Temple Emanu-El here on Monday for a memorial service to CBS patriarch William S. Paley.
November 10, 1994 |
For George Pataki, New York's Republican governor-elect, Wednesday was a day to bask in the political sunshine, savor triumph, pledge unity and offer an olive branch to old foes. It was the same for the GOP in statehouse after statehouse. Republicans, who controlled 19 governor's mansions before Tuesday's voting, will be in charge in at least 29 next year, and perhaps as many as 31, depending on late returns.
January 6, 2002 |
President Reagan once called him the king of cholesterol, and it's true his breakfasts were larded with eggs, bacon, sausage and hash browns. Health concerns, however, did little to stem the crowd's appetite for news. For more than 35 years, journalist Godfrey "Budge" Sperling presided over Washington's premier power breakfast.
November 6, 2005 |
Less than two years ago, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg was struggling to win New Yorkers' approval. Most voters did not like the job he was doing. Nearly 60% polled said they wouldn't want to have Thanksgiving dinner with him. Today, the billionaire Republican enjoys solid approval ratings from voters in both parties and is expected to thrash his Democratic opponent, Fernando Ferrer, in Tuesday's mayoral election.
July 27, 1989 |
The growing political drama here has more subplots than a highly rated soap opera. Can a mayor who has come to symbolize New York's feistiness and furor hold on for a historic fourth term? Will the income tax troubles of his chief challenger doom his bid to become the city's first black chief executive? Will the longtime comptroller, who hates the mayor, finally succeed in getting his job? And those are just the Democrats.
January 17, 1985 |
Yet another report came out last week (this happens every few months) that Gordon Davidson, artistic director of the Center Theatre Group-Mark Taper Forum, was being considered (along with Mike Nichols, Gregory Mosher and others) to become the new "artistic manager" of Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre. "There's no story other than anything I've ever said before," Davidson insisted Tuesday, reiterating that, yes, he'd had "a conversation" with John V.
January 23, 2005 |
The biggest snowstorm of the season roared across the Midwest and into the Northeast on Saturday, frustrating passengers booked on delayed or canceled flights nationwide and causing runs on staples at stores along the East Coast. The storm was so fierce that by 10 p.m., Gov. Mitt Romney had declared a state of emergency for Massachusetts. Romney said the National Guard was standing by. The storm's vengeance was centered along the coastline close to Cape Cod.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1992 |
Los Angeles has embarked on a 30-year, $184-billion campaign to remake its transportation network. Subways are being dug, trolley lines built, commuter trains launched and freeways improved. Even traffic lights are being computerized to respond to traffic jams. All this promises profound changes in the way people move about the city. Richard Weinstein wonders if all of the money and construction can't also be used to change the city itself.