May 23, 1987 |
The man scheduled to be the next commander of the Stark says he has no reservations about his assignment to the ship that was crippled by an Iraqi missile Sunday. "From what I've heard so far, the morale seems to be fairly high, in spite of what happened," Cmdr. John B. Noll said. "I look forward to it. It's not going to be an easy job, but I'm really looking forward to it." Noll had planned to leave Rhode Island on Friday to assume command of the frigate in a routine reassignment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1990
Your editorial, "Stark's Idea Is Basically a Racist One," was right on the mark. While at UC Berkeley--one of the most supposed liberal campuses in the nation--I often met with incredulity and cries of betrayal to my sex and race whenever I expounded on my staunchly Republican and conservative political-economic views. Many of my peers exclaimed that because I was female and of Filipino descent, I should morally and ethically have been a bleeding-heart liberal. After graduation, I continued living in Berkeley, a town supposedly known for its progressive attitude.
June 2, 1987 |
The Navy's investigation into the Iraqi missile attack on the U.S. frigate Stark is now focused on the question of why the ship's crew did not maneuver into a defensive posture that could have enabled it to warn off the Iraqi plane before its sea-skimming missiles were launched, sources familiar with the probe said Monday. Pentagon officials refused any on-the-record comment about the ongoing investigation, but sources who declined to be identified confirmed that Capt. Glenn R.
July 29, 1987 |
The captain of the guided missile frigate Stark, forced to retire at a lower rank because of the attack that killed 37 sailors on his ship, said in an interview published Tuesday that the investigation didn't go "high enough." Capt. Glenn R. Brindel said he is disappointed in the military for blaming him without scrutinizing the actions of his superiors. "The investigation didn't go high enough, but that's all I'll say about it," Brindel told the San Diego Union.
October 26, 2009 |
Pete Stark is sitting in a gilded meeting room in the House of Representatives. It is home to the powerful Ways and Means Committee that the Northern California Democrat might never chair, precisely because of the sort of verbal exchange he is attempting to explain at the moment: "He said to me, 'Don't pee on my leg.' And in a sense I said, 'I won't.' " Stark, nearly 78, is dissecting the latest in a hit parade of outbursts, this one pertaining to the likelihood of California's longest-serving congressman relieving himself on a constituent.
October 8, 2009 |
Lewis Black gets it right when, at the start of his concert film "Stark Raving Black," he suggests his audience lower their expectations "about 20%." The cranky funnyman seems well aware that his comic stylings might land the majority of the time, but -- as is the case with most stand-up routines -- not always. Black's ranting and roiling shtick, shot over two performances this past August at Detroit's Fillmore Theatre, has, in fact, an impressive ratio of hits to misses. Numbers aside, his material makes for an entertaining, fast-moving and often very funny 80 minutes.