Sgt. 1/C Harvey Bush grabbed his crotch and posed the question to his audience, 40 enlisted men and women at Fort Sill in southwest Oklahoma. Why do men, who normally keep their hands at their sides, or wave them when they talk, place them elsewhere when they see a woman? "Why do you have to pick it up and make sure it's still there?" asked Bush, who was running the army base's 19th class of the week on sexual harassment.
"I've leveled with the American people," George Bush said last week of his involvement in the Iran-contra scandal. "I have nothing to add to it." But a new book by one of the affair's principal covert operatives, fresh disclosures by a former White House national-security official and some nudging by the Clinton campaign have turned the six-year-old saga into a lateblooming election issue.
Peter O'Donnell, a city councilor in Portland, Maine, had seen enough. In the early morning hours last Feb. 2, Benjamin Kowalsky, a 33-year old community-development worker suffering from AIDS, was chased down and attacked by three rock-throwing youths who yelled, " Hey faggot, we're going to get you." Ten days later another gay man was severely beaten by a gang of 10 men.
The volunteers' lounge, with the free vending machines and big-screen TV, was deserted at mid-afternoon. Down the hall, the phone bank that once took toll-free calls for Ross Perot 24 hours a day is gone, turned back into another carpeted prairie of vacant north Dallas office space.
The navy describes the Tailhook Association's annual convention as a "symposium" where its pilots can catch up on developments in aviation technology. Yet for most junior officers, the gathering-sponsored by a private association of active and retired aviators-is three days of high-altitude partying.
David Duke knew he had some friends in the audience. He was at the Bellemont Hotel in Baton Rouge last week speaking to the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, one of the few trade groups that haven't endorsed former Democratic governor Edwin Edwards, his opponent in Saturday's gubernatorial runoff.
A young Kennedy is charged with rape, while new questions surface about the senator's behavior The affidavit told the story of an early-morning walk on the beach that went horribly wrong: she tried to flee, but he tackled her from behind, pinned her hands, pulled her dress up, pushed her panties aside and penetrated her. "Stop it, bitch," she heard him say as she tried to push him away.