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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1996 |
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors directed administrators Tuesday to report on whether the Sheriff's Department still requires deputies' wives to work for free at its Gorman substation. The board's order stems from a recent $1.1-million settlement of a lawsuit by the wife of a deputy who had been assigned to the substation alongside the Golden State Freeway in the remote Tejon Pass.
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.