June 20, 2001 |
Melissa Etheridge has written a memoir dishing aplenty about her 12-year relationship with Julie Cypher, who left husband Lou Diamond Phillips to set up housekeeping with the rocker and later pulled an Anne Heche, announcing "I'm just not gay." Etheridge's 229-page autobiography, "The Truth Is ... My Life in Love and Music," confirms rumors that Brad Pitt and Jackson Browne were considered to father the women's two children until David Crosby volunteered to be the biological dad.
September 3, 1994
* Games lost: 15. * Total games lost: 284. * Games remaining: 385. * Total income lost by players: $97.2 million. * Estimated revenue lost by owners: $187 million. * Key development: None and no negotiating session is scheduled. * In quotes: "Baseball had been the emblem of the national pastime, the emblem of kids, the symbol of summer. It is now unfortunately becoming a symbol of national greed." --Robert Reich Labor Secretary
December 18, 2011 |
A few days before Thanksgiving, hundreds of people from around the country jammed into the idled General Motors Co. plant here, cheering as company and union officials pushed a big red button signifying the reopening of the car-assembly factory. The ceremony marked a rare bright moment for workers in America's long-beleaguered auto industry. But there's a catch: Under its agreement with the United Auto Workers union, GM will be hiring mostly new workers for the plant who will start at $15.78 an hour, about half the prevailing rate paid to the company's production employees.
August 7, 1994 |
Labor Secretary Robert Reich, who has offered to help resolve baseball's labor dispute, will attend a Boston Red Sox doubleheader today "to see what the hometown fans have to say about all this," a spokesman said. Reich, a former Yale professor and longtime Red Sox fan, plans to meet with union representatives from both teams.