Monthly Archives: June 2004

What Are the Iraqis and Saudis Going to Do?

We can long debate what the United States should do about the recent beheading of two of its citizens in Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Most will agree the murderers should be captured and punished. But how can that be done? Will a police-style manhunt, orchestrated by the military, be enough? Or, as many in the […]

Posted in Iraq, Saudi Arabia

Pistons Pound Lakers into New Era

Don’t dare claim you knew the Detroit Pistons were going to kick the stuffing out of the Los Angeles Lakers, not unless you’ve got it in writing and notarized by at least three solemn souls.  You couldn’t have known a seven to one underdog was going to pound Hollywood’s favorite team, and pride of NBA […]

Posted in Basketball, Jerry Buss, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson, Shaquille O'Neal

Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004

Yesterday, for the first time, I missed the collection of about 300 old movies on Beta tapes I’d seen so often and given away three years earlier. I would like to have grabbed Santa Fe Trail and watched the dashing Ronald Reagan, then in his late twenties, play the supporting role of General George Custer.  […]

Posted in Movies, Politics, Ronald Reagan