AMERICAN REPORTER ARCHIVES

Vol. 12, No. 2,985 - The American Reporter - September 15, 2006



SHARON TROUNCES BARAK, SETS ISRAEL ON RIGHTIST COURSE
American Reporter Staff

TEL AVIV -- Ariel Sharon, the former general whose visit to the sac= red Temple Mount near the Aksa Mosque last Sept. 28 set off the months-long= [MORE]

Hominy & Hash: HOIST A BREWSKI FOR SUPER BOWL SUNDAY
by Constance Daley

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- Ninety nine bottles of beer on the wall and no two the same. Oh, but don't stop at 99. There are thousands of bran= ds to choose from: Take your pick. [MORE]

L.A. WEEKLY SUSPENDS SHEA FOR RUNNING FOR MAYOR
American Reporter Staff

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27. 2001 -- The prize-winning editor and reporter who = got Internet censorship declared unconstitutional was suspended Friday by th= e L.A. Weekly because he is running for Mayor. [MORE]

Momentum: JUST SAY NO TO 'CIVILITY'
by Joyce Marcel

DUMMERSTON, Vt. -- In a recent on-line column at Forbes.com, author and reporter David Brooks says that reporters expect to have a hard timecov= ering the Bush II White House because of its "closed nature." [MORE]

The American Way: SPANISH EYES
by Joe Shea

If today was not the saddest in my life, it doesn't have much competition. [MORE]

Ink Soup: PUGET SOUND NIBBLES
by Clarence Brown

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Ink Soup resembles nature at least in this: nothing is ever wasted. Not, that is, when I remember to take along my Sony M-430 microcasssette recorder when I walk, as I just did, along the shore of the Puget Sound to feed the gulls, geese, pigeons, crows, mallards, teals, and even one or two disoriented sparrows. [MORE]

SEISMIC DATA PROVES KURSK SUNK BY INTERNAL EXPLOSIONS
by Mark Perew

TUCSCON, Ariz. -- Two distinct explosions caused the sinking of the Russian submarine Kursk last year, seismic scientists have learned. Combing through data from the explosions, the scientists say it shows that the Kursk could not have sunk from a collision or other impact. Their research is published this week in the science journal Eos. [MORE]

Inauguration Day, 2001

Congratulations, Mr. President!

USE IS INAUGURATED AMID FIERCE DEMONSTRATIONS

by Joe Shea

On a cold, wet and miserable day that left seats in the reviewing stand unoccupied for his Inaugural Address, George W. Bush took the oath of office on an old family Bible from Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist Saturday and became the 43rd President of the United States, promising civility and compassion as, blocks away, thousands of demonstrators repeatedly clashed with police to protest what they called a "stolen" election. [MORE]

The Philippines:
BETTER THE GRAVE THAN THE DEATH OF DEMOCRACY
by Joe Shea

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19, 2001 -- The vice-president of the Philippines= , Fernando Lopez, was arrested as he and I and his nephew ate lunch one day = in 1972 at his family's electric utility, Meralco, in the Manila suburb of Q= uezon City. [MORE]

On Native Ground: NO HONEYMOON FOR US AND THE GOP
by Randolph T. Holhut

DUMMERSTON, Vt. -- So now the Bush II era begins. [MORE]

Commentary: UNDER WITHERING FIRE, CHARACTER COUNTS
by Mark Scheinbaum

WASHINGTON -- The nominee was quiet, professional, and mostly respe= cted as both the attorney general of his state and lame duck member of the = United States Senate. [MORE]

Momentum: HAVING A FIT OVER 'KIT'
by Joyce Marcel

DUMMERSTON, Vt. -- "Kit" is a doll, actually. She's the latest in = the popular series of American Girl historical dolls from the Pleasant Comp= any, a division of Mattel; she's designed to appeal to girls fromseven to 1= 2 years old. [MORE]

WHY SOME PATIENTS WON'T SURVIVE WHEN CANCER STRIKES
by Mark Perew

NEW YORK -- A small gene on human chromosone 4 has a big say in who= [MORE]

Make My Day!: AT LEAST WE'RE NOT POLITICIANS
by Erik Deckers

SYRACUSE, Ind. -- Many people don't know what I do for my "day job,= " including several of my co-workers. When I'm not writing humor columns or= [MORE]

ROLLING ONE-HOUR BLACKOUTS HIT NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
American Reporter Staff

LOS ANGELES, January 17, 2001 (2:20 p.m. PST) -- In a dramatic demo= nstration that California'sderegulation of electric utilities has been an a= bysmal failure, the state's independent power grid operatortoday ordered "r= olling blackouts" of an hour each in Northern California cities including S= an Francisco andOakland as a hard-edged cold wave increases demand and the = prospect of bankruptcy looms for its majorutilities. Theblackouts were sus= pended after about two hours but may resume later in the day, authorities s= aid. [MORE]

OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBER McVEIGH SET TO DIE MAY 16
by Bill Johnson

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The man who blew up the federal building was told = Tuesday he will die for thatcrime on May 16. [MORE]

Ink Soup
SEATTLE ON STRIKE: ALWAYS APOLOGIZE, ALWAYS EXPLAIN
by Clarence Brown

t SEATTLE, Wash. -- I am not a journalist. You knew that, right? Y= et I have been all my life a sort of camp follower. Editor of my high scho= ol paper, I wrote and drew cartoons for my college paper, published comic s= trips in London and New York newspapers. I was even a realeditor -- Cartoo= n Editor of the Saturday Review. [MORE]

Hominy & Hash: WATCHING AND WAITING
by Constance Daley

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- This is the month when I look out the w= indow at nothing in particular for as long as it takes to breathea sigh, sl= owly turn away and get on with it. [MORE]

The American Reporter
Salutes

Dr. Martin Luther King Day

Secession & The City
NO 'SECESSION' CANDIDATE, CITY RULES

by Joe Shea

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2001 -- I tried to run for Mayor of Los Angeles today as a "city secession activist," but the City Attorney -- who is also running for Mayor -- said I couldn't do it. He won. [MORE]

FOR FIRST TIME, OKLAHOMA EXECUTES A WOMAN
by Bill Johnson

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The first woman executed by Oklahoma since stateho= od was put to death by lethal injection Thursday night, the second of eight= [MORE]

On Native Ground

POLICE, THE PRESS AND A POLITICIAN'S RANTINGS =

by Randolph T. Holhut

DUMMERSTON, Vt. -- When the press shifts into its feeding frenzy mode, it's not a pleasant sight. Views get distorted, reputations get mangled and the truth generally gets ignored. [MORE]

Commentary: L.A. TIMES' CARROLL COMPETES IN DEPTH
by Joe Shea

LOS ANGELES -- This vast city's journalistic edge, once as vibrant and c= elebrated as that of New York and Chicago, has been decidedly dull ever sin= ce newspaper rivalries disappeared and the "if it bleeds it leads" paradigm= [MORE]

Make My Day: (ICKY) NEWS OF THE WORLD
by Erik Deckers

SYRACUSE, Ind. -- Since the real new millennium started, I h= aven't even hear an excited whisper heard from any of the marketing geniuse= s who celebrated it a year too early. [MORE]

Momentum: NEWSPAPERS ARE AN ADVENTURE IN DAILY SERENDIPITY
by Joyce Marcel

DUMMERSTON, Vt. -- I love newspapers. [MORE]

SCIENTISTS SQUABBLE OVER SOLAR SYSTEM SIBLINGS
by Mark Perew

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 9, 2001 -- The nine planets of our solar sy= stem have gained at least a couple of relatives in the neighborhood, but in= [MORE]

Ink Soup: RHEINFAHRT. READ ON.
by Clarence Brown

PRINCETON, N.J. -- After a year of pretending that we were already in th= e 21st Century, we now are, apparently with universal agreement, in the 21s= t Century. And thank goodness for that. [MORE]

Hominy & Hash: YOU DO MY LAUNDRY, I'LL DO YOURS
by Constance Daley

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA. -- Will Rogers said that all he knew "iswha= t I read in the papers." I think he might have a healthy skepticismtoday i= f he could drive through America and see it for himself. It's notin the ne= wspapers, at least in plain English. [MORE]

Media Beat: NEVADA A-TESTS A TRAGEDY 50 YEARS IN MAKING
by Norman Solomon

WASHINGTON -- As golden anniversaries go, it's a somber occasion. = In a forlorn expanse of desert scarcely an hour's drive northwest of Las Ve= gas, on Jan. 27, 1951, the Nevada Test Site went into operation by explodin= g an atomic bomb. [MORE]

Commentary: IF I WAS INDONESIA'S CHRISTMAS BOMBER
by Andreas Harsono

JAKARTA, January 4, 2001 -- Last week, a few hours after examining a Jak= arta church where a bomb in a parking lot killed three people on Christmas = Eve, I returned to my home psychologically shaken, vividly recalling the fa= ce of a grieving mother whose son was among the victims. [MORE]

THE SONGS OF CENTURY: ONE MUSIC FAN'S PICKS
by Randolph T. Holhut

DUMMERSTON, Vt. -- What are the songs that define the 20th Century?= [MORE]

Make My Day: MIGHT AS WELL BE UNDER A ROCK
by Erik Deckers

SYRACUSE, Ind. -- It's the end of an era. Okay, actually it's just = the end of a year. But what a year it was! It was a year of meeting people,= [MORE]

Momentum: ME AND ALLY MCBEAL
by Joyce Marcel

DUMMERSTON, Vt. -- You might be surprised to know that right now, m= any women are personally devastated by Robert Downey's recent return to dru= g addiction. [MORE]

Ink Soup: FIRE!
by Clarence Brown

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Hello? No, this is not the Fire Department, you'= ve dialed the wrong number, my name is Soup, but never mind that -- what wa= s on your mind? Afire? That figures. Did you start it? No? Sure now? W= ell, it never hurts to ask -- you'd be surprised how many people set their = place on fire, then change their minds and call us. I mean them. [MORE]

Happy New Year, Happy Millennium!

Millennium Editorial: A REVOLUTION OF OUR SOULS

by Joe Shea

At midnight tonight - and in the swift passage of a single second - a minute, an hour, a day, a month, a year, a decade, a century and the Second Millennium following the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem will come to a close, whether finished or not, perfected or not; and a vast highway flat to the vanishing point, a mountain that dwarfs our lives, a sea of time whose horizon is impossibly far, the Third Millennium, will open before us. But we are human, and our lives, after all, are about tomorrow. [MORE]

On Native Ground: MAKING NEWSPAPERS BETTER
by Randolph T. Holhut

DUMMERSTON, Vt. -- Back in the autumn of 1994, when the World Wide = Web was still in its infancy and only a handful of newspapers were online, = media critic Jon Katz wrote an article called "Online or not, Newspapers Su= ck." [MORE]

KEATING BLAMES LACK OF RIGHT-TO-WORK LAW FOR LOSS OF HOUSE SEAT
by Bill Johnson

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma received a belated Christmas present wors= e than any lump of coal: Preliminary Census data show the state will lose o= ne of its six congressional seats. [MORE]

McVEIGH CAN DIE, JUDGE SAYS
by Bill Johnson

DENVER, Dec. 28. 2000 -- A federal judge agreed Thursday that Timot= hy McVeigh may forego any further appeals, setting the stage for an executi= on date to be set for the man who blew up the Oklahoma City federal buildin= g. After a half-hour spent questioning McVeigh closely, U.S. Dist= rict Judge Richard Matsch held "that there is nothing inherently irrational= [MORE]

Hominy & Hash: THE MOUSE AND ME
by Constance Daley

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- In mid-December 1968, Douglas C.Englebart= [MORE]

Make My Day: MILLENNIAL FEVER: CATCH IT!
by Erik Deckers

SYRACUSE, Ind. -- If you've ever thought that young people (i.e., p= eople younger than you) had sex on the brain, you were right. A 1999 survey= [MORE]

Media Beat: NO EASY PATH TO ASHCROFT CONFIRMATION
by Norman Solomon

WASHINGTON -- We've come a long way in this country since the 19th= [MORE]

Momentum: BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN
by Joyce Marcel

DUMMERSTON, Vt. -- To prepare for the next four years, I spent this past Christmas with "The Sopranos." [MORE]

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