May 22, 1985 |
Meatball vendor Tek Kor, Thailand's notoriously macho sex symbol, said today that he's decided to call it quits. After taking on seven wives and fathering 22 children, he's having a vasectomy. Five of Tek Kor's wives and about a dozen of his children were at the news conference, which was called by delighted population control expert Mechai Viravaidhya. Reporters were served Tek Kor's meatballs, which he says are the source of his virility.
November 10, 1985 |
It is said that Krishna, the fertility god of the cowherds and a favorite of the shepherdesses in Hindu mythology, had as many as 32,000 lovers. India's Mogul emperors and maharajahs had harems of nubile maidens numbering in the hundreds. Keeping that lusty legacy alive today is a 61-year-old patent medicine salesman who claims to have wed 89 women and lost an inherited fortune in the process. But Udaynath Dakhin Ray, a contented, if broke, local celebrity, vows to make it an even 100.
September 9, 1990 |
The Marine Corps, which takes pride in taking care of its military family, held a family fair Saturday for the wives and children of Marines deployed in the Middle East--and the wives took the opportunity to compare news from their husbands and gripes on the home front. The men in the bunkers are adopting pets--usually scorpions--and giving them names. They're giving themselves buzz haircuts right down to the scalp, partly because the sand fleas are so bad.
November 25, 1989 |
Her husband told her not to be surprised if he got home early: He wouldn't be finishing his graveyard shift that night. Anaheim Patrol Officer Jeff Mayer was calling his wife from the hospital to let her know he had been hurt. He and his partner had chased a man suspected of stealing a motorcycle, and in the ensuing struggle, the suspect, who was high on PCP, beat both Mayer and his partner on the head with Mayer's night stick. The suspect wrestled with Mayer's partner.
January 28, 2006 |
U.S. forces in at least two cases have detained wives of suspected insurgents in Iraq in an attempt to pressure the men into surrendering, documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union confirm. "This is not an acceptable tactic," ACLU lawyer Amrit Singh said Friday. In one instance, members of a military task force seized a mother of three young children "in order to leverage" her husband's surrender, according to an account by a civilian Defense Intelligence Agency officer.
January 13, 1991 |
Before Deborah Wyatt shipped out to the Middle East, her husband, Bill, reassured her, saying it would "be a piece of cake" for him to run the household and tend their four children, whose ages range from 2 to 12. "I was wrong," he sighs now. His daughter Kerri, 2, now calls him Momma. When Wyatt asks 4-year-old Cathy to clean her room, she plants her hand on her hip, tosses her blonde ponytail and says: "I don't want to."
February 23, 1991 |
The Swallows Inn has a reputation as salty as a sailor's. At the famed watering hole of ranch hands, bikers and Marines, even yuppies shun designer clothes and nobody dares play anything but country music on the jukebox. There's a Harleys-only parking spot out back. Panty hose dangle over the dance floor. Polaroids of patrons mooning the camera decorate the men's john. But the saloon with the bad-boy image knows how to treat the ladies, especially those whose men are at war.
May 31, 1989 |
In a setback for the former spouses of military personnel, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a retired serviceman may keep his disability pay for himself. The 7-2 ruling overturns a California court order requiring that all military retirement pay be split evenly when a couple divorces. Lawyers say that the high court ruling could reopen thousands of divorce cases involving retired servicemen who get disability benefits. Prayers Banned Also, the justices let stand a ruling that a public high school in Georgia may not begin its football games with a religious invocation.
November 17, 1998 |
Even before she first cast eyes on him in the summer of 1966, behind a roller-rink-turned-concert-hall in San Leandro, Calif., she heard something powerful and poetic, inviting and dangerous, in Van Morrison's voice. It seemed to reach out of the radio, and grabbed hold of 19-year-old Janet Rigsbee's heart. The fresh-faced redhead married the Irish bard and soul singer--and was thrust beyond his music into the publicity machine touting the great matings at the center of the rock revolution.
October 14, 1991 |
Dr. Norman J. Lewiston, a professor of pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine, believed in the institution of marriage. He believed in it so much that he got married three times--without ever having the benefit of a divorce. For more than five years, the prominent doctor lived a life of deception, juggling first two, then three wives--as well as a busy schedule of teaching classes and treating patients.