March 20, 1990 |
Former National Security Adviser John M. Poindexter smiles rarely and takes notes often at his Iran-Contra trial. Because he has not testified yet, the jury must rely a good deal on its mental snapshots of his image as he sits at a table opposite them every day. But that image poses a riddle. The balding retired rear admiral has grown a mustache since his days in the Ronald Reagan Administration as Oliver L. North's boss. When he takes off his glasses, the mustache softens his manner.
November 20, 1990 |
Judge Patricia M. Wald said Monday that she will step aside as chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to allow Judge Abner J. Mikva to take the post. Wald, 62, said she plans to step down before Mikva's 65th birthday, Jan. 21. Under the law, a federal judge who is 65 or older cannot become a chief judge.
November 6, 1990 |
When the season began, critics of the run-and-shoot offense said it would never work in pro football. They called it a high school offense. They said that the NFL's first two run-and-shoot teams, the Houston Oilers and Detroit Lions, were just wasting their time. They were wrong. Or so it seems at the halfway point of a long season in which the Oilers are leading the AFC in offense, and the Lions are second in the NFC in points scored.
October 5, 1989 |
As she stood before the camera crews in her first rainy moments of freedom, a reporter asked Elizabeth Morgan, "Where will you go?" "Wherever my fiance takes me," she replied, beaming. The man on her arm, unblinking in the lights, was Paul R. Michel, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington. But who was this earnest gentleman, and what was he doing in the picture? How did a federal judge find himself in the supporting cast of so sensational a piece of legal and political theater?