Proudly displayed on every blue and white squad car of the Chicago police is the motto of the force: "We serve and protect." Maybe it should add "... and chow down." So suggests Alderman William Beavers, who, with the approval of the city council, is trying to make physical fitness an issue in ongoing contract talks with the police union.
Cantankerous, angry and shrewd, his final opinion was a fitting coda to the man and a career. In the 1,188th dissent of his 24 years on the court - a l3-page vivisection of the conservative majority led by Chief Justice William Rehnquist - Thurgood Marshall railed against his colleagues' "far-reaching assault" on the Bill of Rights that would "squander the authority and the legitimacy of this court as a protector of the powerless." The object of Marshall's rage was the court's 6-3 ruling last...
Rocky and Bullwinkle are back from oblivion And now, here's something we hope you'll really like!If those magic words rekindle memories of mirth in front of the Philco, then start smirking again: Moose and Squirrel, our heroes from the wittiest cartoon series ever, are finally back.
Justices hear the Malcolm case - as the press hides Who else but writer Janet Malcolm could offer up such a miserable co-nundrum to the always-smug, ever-righteous press: defend the outer limits of the First Amendment or avoid the obloquy of siding with a journalistic pariah?