May 2, 1989 |
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat said today that the 1964 charter of the Palestine Liberation Organization, which challenges Israel's right to exist, is null and void. Arafat made the statement after talks with French President Francois Mitterrand, who pressed him to clear up contradictions between the charter and the PLO's decision six months ago to recognize Israel's right to exist. "I was elected on a political program founded on the basis of two states," Arafat told French television.
November 8, 1999 |
Gary Null may want to keep the listener from aging quickly, but one could die of boredom if strictly adhering to his program. Null admits upfront that his anti-aging regimen has a very high failure rate, as it is extremely difficult to follow. He promises amazing results, but his methods take immense willpower. And frankly, I think they tend toward the paranoid. He lost me upon the suggestion that people touch everything in their bathroom with a paper towel or tissue to avoid germs.
November 30, 2003 |
The Fair Credit Reporting Act is about to get a controversial makeover, thanks to a last-minute compromise reached by Congress this month. The compromise legislation, which is all but certain to be signed into law by President Bush, affects an array of consumer activities -- from getting credit reports to what information can be gathered by investigators who do background checks on prospective employees. "There is a lot of good in it," said Ed Mierzwinski, consumer program director for the U.S.
August 10, 1990 |
The Bush Administration said Thursday that Iraq has sent word that most Americans in Iraq and Kuwait cannot leave and may be held indefinitely, raising the specter of a painful new complication for the U.S. effort in the Persian Gulf. Additionally, the Pentagon confirmed that 50,000 more Iraqi troops are gathering in southern Iraq, apparently preparing to bolster forces in Kuwait, as newly arrived U.S. troops took up defensive positions in Saudi Arabia.
August 11, 1996 |
In Dennis Lehane's novels, when the going gets rough for protagonist and narrator Patrick Kenzie, the Boston private eye calls for his boyhood pal Bubba. The big bruiser with the tiny conscience is the latest addition to a growing trend in detective fiction--the use of a sociopathic stooge to keep the hero honorable. As far as I can tell, the trend began 20 years ago when, in Robert B. Parker's "Promised Land," the self-righteous sleuth Spenser first encountered the existentialist hit man Hawk--the start of a beautiful friendship that is still thrilling readers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1986 |
A North Hollywood man, who reportedly started beating his wife seven hours after their September, 1984, wedding ceremony and knocked her unconscious last August, was sentenced Friday to four years in state prison for felony assault. Judge Darlene Shempp of Van Nuys Superior Court imposed the maximum sentence on Loman Lavern Null, 45, saying Null exhibited "a high degree of cruelty, viciousness and callousness."