October 9, 2004 |
The conservative-leaning Sinclair Broadcast Group, whose television outlets reach nearly a quarter of the nation's homes with TV, is ordering its stations to preempt regular programming just days before the Nov. 2 election to air a film that attacks Sen. John F. Kerry's activism against the Vietnam War, network and station executives familiar with the plan said Friday.
March 30, 2003 |
It is said that our most evocative sense is the sense of smell, and after the names of the villages and the numbers and the dates have grown dim in your memory, the thing you can never forget about a battlefield is the smell.
September 23, 2008 |
A New York state Supreme Court judge Monday limited the scope of Dan Rather's $70-million lawsuit against CBS Corp., tossing out his claims that the network committed fraud and unlawfully interfered with his contract in his final months at the news division.
November 23, 2004 |
Heavy rain Monday in the San Antonio and Austin areas flooded streets, stranded cars and closed roads. Rising creeks and streams also threatened some homes, forcing residents to move to higher ground, authorities said. San Antonio police reported one death, after a vehicle was swept from a roadway. In New Braunfels, rescue crews evacuated 24 children from a day-care center. Flooding also shut down a large section of the city's downtown. Gov.
July 8, 2004
Re "Kerry's Own War Over Vietnam," July 5, on Sen. John Kerry and his combat record: First of all, he has one, unlike some others who denigrate his. As a veteran of World War II, I really don't care if Kerry spent his service time hiding in a corner of his river boat and got a Purple Heart for cutting his finger opening a can of C-rations. He served his country honorably in combat, and his record can testify to his daring and skill. Unlike some others, his service record has no mysterious gaps, and his commanders do remember him. Maybe he did use tactics "outside the book," but so did many other combat commanders, such as Gen. George S. Patton.
March 1, 2004 |
Janet Jackson did not attend the Oscars in body. But she was there in spirit, along with fellow absentees Mel Gibson, President Bush and other newsmakers who were the subjects of a safe brand of humor throughout the show. At this point, what more could be said about Jackson's Super Bowl halftime performance? Host Billy Crystal made a few good-natured attempts. In one segment, Crystal scolded Robin Williams, who kept tugging at the lapel of his tux to reveal his shirt.
October 21, 2010 |
Mexican authorities Thursday announced the arrest of a gang leader who allegedly directed the fatal car bomb attack in Ciudad Juarez last summer that stoked fears of a dangerous escalation in the drug war. Fernando Contreras Meraz, identified as a regional boss of an armed gang known as La Linea, was arrested Wednesday in the northern city of Chihuahua with 13 other suspects, federal police officials said. Contreras is accused of overseeing the July 15 blast that killed four people, including a police officer, on a busy Juarez street.
February 9, 2004 |
With Democrats sharpening their questions about whether President Bush fulfilled his military obligations during the Vietnam War, the president insisted Sunday that he was given an "honorable discharge and I did show up in Alabama" for temporary duty in the National Guard.
January 13, 2010 |
Dan Rather's protracted legal fight with CBS ended Tuesday when New York state's highest court declined to hear the anchor's motion to reinstate his $70-million lawsuit against his longtime employer. Rather was hoping the court would breathe new life into his suit alleging breach of contract and fraud against CBS that a state appellate court had dismissed in September. But the Court of Appeals denied Rather's motion without comment. The decision came as muted denouement to what had been an expensive and at times ugly battle between the veteran newsman and the network that was his home for 44 years.
August 24, 2004
Former Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas has transformed himself in recent years from the Republican Party's nastiest hatchet man to a cuddly, clever and beloved elder statesman. His terrible wounds from World War II have been an important part of this transformation, making him a visible symbol of the sacrifices of America's Greatest Generation. Why would Dole put that makeover in jeopardy -- and tarnish his own heroism and sacrifice -- by starting a grotesque game of wound one-upmanship on behalf of George W. Bush, who never suffered anything worse during his (intermittent)