Negotiations Edition

Labor Day has the CW in the mood for productive negotiations--but the world isn't always obliging. If the IRA and the PLO can make peace, why can't the baseball owners?

Players                 Conventional Wisdom            

Cuba         +/-        U.S. policy about as effective as an 

                        exploding cigar. CW sez: send 'em back.

Haiti         -         Would cost half a billion, minimum, to    

                        invade. Where's the CIA when you need it?

N. Korea     +/-        Film-loving Kim won't talk to South. Forget

                        Carter: send Warren Beatty as envoy.

N. Ireland    +         Ceasefire puts bombmakers in the red, pub 

                        keepers in the black. Pass the stout.

Baseball      -         Season's over and so is your hold on      

                        America. Say it ain't so, greedheads.

Traffic       -         Talk about a tough thing to negotiate! 

                        Monday night on the expressway: now that's