When Joshua Rowand, an 11th grader in Dover, pa., looks out from his high school, he can see the United Church of Christ across the street and the hills beyond it, reminding him of what he's been taught from childhood: that God's perfect creation culminated on the sixth day with the making of man in his image.
Publicly, the Pentagon insists it's getting the manpower and money it needs for Iraq and Afghanistan. But as those conflicts drag on, Army planners are privately growing more worried about a looming crisis.
The gnashing of teeth you hear at the Pentagon is caused by deep concern over Army morale and suicide numbers that are upside down. The long-awaited Mental Health Advisory Team survey released a few days ago showed that unit morale is low-72 percent called it bad-and that suicide among U.S. troops in Iraq is high--35 percent higher than soldiers stationed elsewhere.
The controversy over President George W. Bush's new TV ads featuring fake firefighters and fleeting images of the 9/11 attacks threw campaign officials on the defensive--and raised questions about the Bush team's ability to effectively spend its massive $150 million war chest, some GOP insiders say.
We've seen it dozens of times after sporting moments much like this one. The United States had just finished a thrilling medal sweep in the men's snowboarding halfpipe, and a spectator with a video camera was face to face with one of the stars of the hour. "Danny Kass, you just won the silver medal," he said, following the familiar Disney script. "Are you going to go home and smoke crack?" Kass's long hair dipped below a pair of sleepy eyes.
The streets of Rockaway Peninsula in Long Island were filled with mourners driving to yet another World Trade Center memorial service when the plane dropped out of the sky.From Far Rockaway to Breezy Point, 71 firefighters and office workers had died in the Sept. 11 attack.
"Stop it!" an opposing player yelled at Carolyn Ford. "You're pulling my skin!" "No I'm not," retorted the center fullback for the Bethesda (Md.) Fury, a girls' club soccer team, "I'm pulling your fat!" The referee gave Ford a yellow card for unsportsmanlike conduct, but Lisa Taverna, Carolyn's mother, approves of her daughter's aggressive play. "Our kids will give back.
Mayor Charlie Robertson of York, Pa., should have been a shoo-in this fall for a third term. For the past decade, York has cheerfully prospered under his leadership, and the town of rolling green hills and integrated neighborhoods is still undergoing a $100 million building boom.
Few business leaders worked harder to see George W. Bush elected president than his old Yale classmate Thomas Kuhn. As chief of the Edison Electric Institute, the lobbying arm of the electric-utility industry, Kuhn led a parade of corporate trade groups that threw its support to Bush early in the 2000 campaign.
This was a campaign in which Election Day didn't mark the end of the race for George W. Bush and Al Gore, but rather the beginning of another lap-- which turned out to be the most extraordinary, exciting and grueling of all Battle After the Bell Bush family dinners are usually jovial, filled with teasing and inside jokes.
If there is any small consolation to be taken from the death last week of World Wrestling Federation star Owen Hart, who fell from the rafters of Kansas City, Mo.'s Kemper Arena in an aborted stunt, it is that he died like a true wrestler: pissed off at the world. "I know he hated dying this way," his brother Bret--also a wrestler, like the six other Hart brothers and their four brothers-in-law--told NEWSWEEK. "I'm sure when he was 30 feet from the mat he was thinking, Here I am falling in this...