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October 1, 2003
Re "With Clark on Fire, Calls of Liar, Liar," Opin ion, Sept. 28: Joshua Micah Marshall's expose on the talk radio/Rupert Murdock effort to cast Wesley Clark as less than truthful is a good introduction to the mean-spirited, undemocratic partisanship that characterizes the Bush administration and its neocon allies, who have lied repeatedly themselves about virtually every issue, from Iraq's disproved attempt to buy uranium in Niger to George W. Bush's...
December 20, 1993 | FRED ROSEN, President and chief executive, Ticketmaster Corp
We live at a time where it's hard not to notice the increasing violence around us. The local news has turned into body counts. (But) we all get wrapped up in our own world(s) and we've become hardened to what's going on. The issue of guns and young people (had) been on my mind for a number of months. Last summer, I saw a program of tickets-for-guns started in Denver by the Colorado Rockies. Ticketmaster (began) a pilot tickets-for-guns program in Albuquerque.
April 17, 1989
Oops! Not all creative accounting in the motion picture industry is premeditated, as followers of Cineplex Odeon Corp. have discovered. Toronto security analysts recently asked the movie and theater company why its 1988 annual report alludes to tax-loss carryforwards of $100 million at the end of 1987, when the annual report for that year said the sum was a mere $15 million. No explanation for the $85-million discrepancy was offered in the latest annual report. But Cineplex Chairman Garth H. Drabinsky solved the mystery with a shrug.
August 24, 1994
In the news: Comedy writer Bob Mills, on strike-bound L. A. teachers rejecting the school district's offer: "They claim it was copied from a previous offer, contained too many erasures and misspellings, and was turned in late." Oliver Stone's new movie, "Natural Born Killers," contains so much blood and gore, reports Mills, "that it's been rated 'O-positive.'
June 30, 1989 | ANDREW BEYER, The Washington Post
The rulers of China have been called masters of doublespeak, but even they could take lessons from the Daily Racing Form. For the past week the Form has been alerting the Washington-Baltimore area to expect a new tabloid format, which would "improve service to readers" and would offer a "concentration of coverage" of tracks in the region. When the first edition of the new Form appeared for Thursday's races, local horseplayers learned what this "improvement" was: They would get much less information -- while still paying the same $2.50 per issue.
As a boy growing up in Sydney during the 1940s, Australian novelist Thomas Keneally spent countless Saturday afternoons hunkered down in an Art Deco movie palace watching John Wayne and Randolph Scott tame the American West. It was there, in the darkness of the Vogue Cinema, that he first heard such names as Denver and the Rockies and first saw the megaliths of Monument Valley and the great canyons of Sedona, Ariz.
January 29, 1991 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
Howard J. Rubenstein, one of New York's top public relations executives, had scheduled a private dinner for some of his key clients on the night war broke out in the Persian Gulf. It was too late to cancel when Rubenstein got word of the U.S.-led bombing raid, but his guests were not much interested in food or talking business. They spent the evening huddled around a TV set that Rubenstein had lugged into the dining room. "Nobody spent two seconds talking about business," he said.
August 2, 1987 | Tom Jenks, Jenks initiated the Scribner Signature Editions series of trade paperbacks and is currently the literary editor of Gentleman's Quarterly. His first novel, "Our Happiness," is forthcoming from Bantam. and
Three years ago, when Glenn Savan was still wondering if he'd ever make it as a novelist, and the Bantam New Fiction series, which Savan's "White Palace" launches, wasn't even a gleam in the publisher's eye, the rights market for fiction reprints was already inflated. A hardcover title that might ordinarily have earned $1,000 to $5,000 in a paperback edition was selling for two to 10 times that.
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