July 26, 1991 |
Georgia Gov. Zell Miller's plan to furlough 100,000 state employees without pay for one day in July and one in August is illegal because it was not approved by the Legislature, a state judge ruled. Miller indicated that court rejection of the cost-cutting measure means layoffs of up to 1,500 state employees rather than the 1,000 contemplated under a $600-million budget-reduction proposal to be given to the Legislature.
January 13, 1993 |
Gov. Zell Miller warned lawmakers Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle banner from the state flag or be scorned by future generations. He said the banner is a lingering symbol of pride in slavery. But legislative leaders said Miller's animated, sometimes impassioned speech was like Pickett's famous charge at Gettysburg--gallant but unsuccessful. The red and blue crossed-bars emblem was incorporated into the state flag in 1956 amid mounting Southern resistance to school desegregation.
December 22, 1989 |
Christmas is a special time, a time when one politician can spend tax money sending special holiday greetings, and another politician can complain about it. Mayor Andrew Young sent jumbo Christmas cards this year to 1,500 area reporters, ministers, supporters and public officials, including Lt. Gov. Zell Miller--who just happens to be a candidate for governor next year, just like the mayor.
September 3, 2004 |
The shift of Republican convention viewers to cable's Fox News Channel continued Wednesday as that network pulled in 5.9 million viewers during the 7 to 8 p.m. Pacific time slot with coverage of speeches by Sen. Zell Miller (D-Ga.) and Vice President Dick Cheney. That far exceeded the 4.5 million who watched on NBC, as well as the audiences for ABC (3.3 million), CBS (2.6 million) and PBS (2 million). Fox also overtook its broadcast rivals Tuesday, its first such ratings triumph.
October 22, 1993 |
Defensive end Shawn Patterson of the Green Bay Packers, who made his way back from reconstructive surgery to both knees, is out for the season and his career in jeopardy after another torn ligament was discovered. Patterson, who started the first three games and played extensively in the last two, will have his third knee reconstruction on Tuesday. A torn anterior cruciate ligament was discovered this week, trainer Pepper Burruss said.
September 3, 2004
"A senator can be wrong for 20 years without consequence to the nation," said Vice President Dick Cheney (Sept. 2). "But a president Thanks, Dick, I think you've said enough. Come Nov. 2, you and President Bush need to go back to the private sector and let the country see if we can get this right for a change. Jesse Albert Los Angeles Re Cheney's speech: In my view, it takes colossal chutzpah for a man who "had other priorities" to praise a military to which he never belonged, but from which he has parlayed a fortune in lobbying for reelection.
August 7, 1990 |
Andrew Young, trailing badly in the polls against Democratic rival Lt. Gov. Zell Miller in today's runoff, made a final plea to voters in his bid to become Georgia's first black governor, saying he needed "a miracle." The top two finishers in a July 17 primary in which Miller led by more than 10 percentage points are vying for the Democratic nomination in a race Young jumped into late and has never commanded.
April 14, 2005 |
Earlier this week, armchair musicologists across the nation went into overdrive when the media revealed the contents of the presidential iPod. If music does indeed make the man, as experts suggest, the First Playlist tells us that George W. Bush is a down-home country boy (Alan Jackson, George Jones) with a sensitive side (Joni Mitchell) and a hint of naughtiness (the Knack's "My Sharona"). What similar conclusions can we draw from other newsmakers' iPods?
May 19, 2001 |
Republicans have agreed to a limited bipartisan inquiry into charges that Theodore B. Olson, President Bush's nominee to be solicitor general, was not truthful in testimony about his role in a controversial magazine investigation of Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) and Sen. Patrick J.