November 5, 2001 |
The jokey cliche that your waiter also is an actor has acquired an unfunny edge since Sept. 11. The decline in major sectors of New York's economy since the terrorist attacks means that performers, who always struggle for theatrical work, now are scrambling for traditional "survival jobs" as well. Actor Marco Kujovic, for example, lost his waiting job at the Grill Room in the World Financial Center, a popular dining spot that closed after the World Trade Center disaster next door.
September 14, 2001 |
As President Bush warned Americans on Thursday of a long, hard war against terrorism, the Defense Department took the first concrete steps toward such an action, recommending the mobilization of thousands of reservists and ordering an aircraft carrier battle group to remain near the Arabian Sea. "Now is an opportunity to do generations a favor by coming together and whipping terrorism--hunting it down, finding it and holding them accountable," Bush told reporters at the White House.
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December 23, 2001 |
Sheila Marie Ornedo, heavy with child, is due to give birth in February. The Los Angeles nurse is alone this Christmas, preparing for her baby girl's arrival without Ruben, her husband, by her side. Ruben is the one who should be massaging her aching back, as he used to; picking her up from work at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and taking her out to dinner, as he used to. He should be helping to fix up the nursery, as he was going to.
April 2, 1993 |
In a major crackdown on a Palestinian terrorist organization in the United States, four reputed members have been indicted on racketeering charges that include the killing of a teen-age daughter of one of them to silence her, conspiring to murder Jews and discussing the possibility of blowing up the Israeli Embassy here. The indictment, unsealed Thursday by a federal grand jury in St. Louis, marked the first legal action against the shadowy Abu Nidal organization here.
October 18, 2001 |
The one thing everybody agrees on is that a CIA cable transmitted Aug. 27 over a classified government computer network warned that two "Bin Laden related individuals" had entered the United States and that two other suspected terrorists should be barred from entering. The CIA had already notified the White House and other senior policymakers in early August that the exiled Saudi militant Osama bin Laden was determined to launch a terrorist attack within the United States.
November 10, 2001 |
The people who head Hollywood's media conglomerates are not accustomed to taking meetings without knowing the agenda. But that's exactly what they will do Sunday as about 40 of them sit down in Beverly Hills for brunch with Karl Rove, President Bush's senior advisor. In broad strokes, the White House has said it wants the involvement of the entertainment industry in the campaign against terrorism. There have been hints of having Hollywood create public service announcements.