August 31, 1998 |
First, the prince of Wales posed with the Spice Girls and Nelson Mandela during a trip to South Africa, looking so happy and relaxed that the Sunday Times called the once-dour king-in-waiting "Cheerful Charlie." Then, on the eve of his 16th birthday, shy Prince William offered the world a peek into his private life with a few tidbits that portrayed him as an average teenager who enjoys techno music, action-adventure books and his black Labrador, Widgeon.
September 26, 1997
Britain's press watchdog, the Press Complaints Commission, on Thursday outlined a new code of practice and urged the nation's media to adopt the tougher voluntary guidelines. The revisions, prompted by the death of Princess Diana, cover the following five main points: HARASSMENT * Ban publication of pictures obtained through "persistent pursuit" or "unlawful behavior." * Make editors check how freelance material was obtained. * Encourage photo agencies to follow the code of practice.
July 17, 1997 |
Stiff as starch, as traditional as a tea cart and as formal as evening attire . . . yes, that's the image the British Open likes the best. It's almost as though history doesn't count unless it happened on one of those links courses, where the only thing separating a golf ball in flight from a large body of water is a spit of land with so many humps and bumps it seems that farm animals or small cars must be buried in there.
July 21, 1996 |
Here on the Lancashire Coast, the news moved quickly, like a runaway tea cart. Shaquille O'Neal, whoever that is, had signed with the Lakers, whoever they are. From Great Plumpton to Woodplumpton, from Freckleton to Treales, from Staining to Catforth, the news was on everyone's lips. Either that, or a pint of Tennant's Extra lager.
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May 15, 1996 |
Fiona Maazel of Brentwood became a casualty of O.J. Simpson's image-polishing trip to Britain on Tuesday night when she stood on a bench in front of 1,500 people and heckled him for violence against women. When Maazel, a 21-year-old English literature major, was escorted from the august precincts of the Oxford Union, a debating society at Oxford University, she left caring a great deal more about Simpson than most other students here and most of the British people.
May 13, 1996 |
There was golf in the morning and dinner with a movie director in the evening. But a barrage of reporters' questions about his murder trial Sunday handicapped O.J. Simpson's second day in Britain. "I don't have very good form at the moment, and you guys being here doesn't help," a smiling Simpson told more than 100 journalists and photographers watching him tee off at a south London golf course. Aiming to please, Simpson teed off a second time for the photographers.