November 11, 1990 |
It's 6 p.m., and one by one the women from all over the country begin to telephone in, joining the mass conference call. Most are strangers to one another, but there is an instant bond. No time is wasted on niceties. Instead, they go right to the central issue: When do we go to Baghdad, and which prominent person or public official can we persuade to head our delegation?
August 16, 1991 |
Israel's military government in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip has begun to deport Palestinians' wives who came from abroad to live with their husbands, breaking a public promise made to let the families stay together, a pair of Israeli human rights groups charged Thursday. Expulsions were thought to have ended for "humanitarian reasons" more than 18 months ago after complaints from human rights groups and censure by the U.S. State Department.
July 31, 1991 |
As their husbands conferred in the Kremlin, Barbara Bush and Raisa Gorbachev together perfected a new technique destined to become a classic in the annals of superpower relations: duckling diplomacy.
August 21, 1989 |
Farmers here, after generations of passivity, are becoming increasingly activist, blaming the government for their heavy debts--and even for their failure to find wives. Yu Dong Son, 27, and his 80-year-old grandmother run a 2 1/2-acre farm in this area 72 miles south of Seoul. It is more than twice as big as neighboring farms, but it no longer produces enough to keep Yu out of debt, he said. Starting with a loan of $450 seven years ago, his debt has grown to $6,000, he said.
September 25, 1990 |
Six-year-old Kenneth wants his daddy to come back. When his mother, Barrie Leonard, found her husband's dirty clothes, it seemed just for a moment as if he were home. She cried when she thought about where he had gone. Michael Zimmerman gets startled looks when he tells people that his wife has been deployed in the Middle East. Tonya Robinson keeps dreaming the same nightmare in which she says goodby to her husband.
August 15, 1999 |
Ruslan S. Aushev, president of the Russian republic of Ingushetia, says he doesn't need a second bride, because his wife has already given him a male heir. But that shouldn't keep other men from taking additional wives, he says, and so he signed a decree last month legalizing the practice of polygyny--that would be multiple wives, of course, not husbands--in his southern Islamic republic.
August 25, 1990 |
With their husbands poised on the brink of war, wives of Marines on duty in the Middle East spoke Friday of their fear and uncertainty--and of how they help each other cope. "My husband has been on other deployments, but this one obviously is a lot different," said Monika, a corporal's wife and the mother of a 4-year-old. "The danger this time is the one thing we always talk about. We don't really know exactly where our husbands are, but we know they went over there to fight."
January 29, 1991 |
While the wives of two Camp Pendleton Marines captured by Iraq publicly thanked their supporters Monday, it was clear that military officials were discouraging relatives of war prisoners from making statements. "I would like to say more, but there's a risk that anything I say publicly may be used to hurt my husband and the other prisoners of war," Mary L. Hunter, the wife of Chief Warrant Officer Guy Hunter, said in a prepared statement. Hunter, 46, and Lt. Col.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1994 |
Maybe it has to do with family values, feminism or schmaltz, but San Fernando Valley candidates are pressing their wives--and in one case, a fiancee--into service on the political firing line to defend and promote them as the Nov. 8 election nears.
September 16, 1992 |
It should have been the perfect family vacation. Anne, Phil and Phil's 7-year-old son were at a remote resort in Western Canada, the kind of place that shows up on postcards. There were horseback rides, swims in the lake, sunset strolls and giant cook-outs. There was a campfire, there were hayrides--and one day, there were 16 phone calls from Phil's ex-wife in Chicago.