Week of February 1, 1988
Meese denies any wrongdoing on
his part in connection with the possible payoffs to a
high Israeli official to allow an Iraqi oil pipeline to be
built without Israel interference.
The House votes to reject $36 million in assistance
for the Nicaraguan Contras - a blow to one of
President Reagan’s chief foreign policy initiatives.
The nation’s jobless rate hold steady at a decade-low
5.8% last month as job growth slowed to less than
half what it had averaged in late 1987.
Two federal grand juries indict military strongman
Manuel Noriega and 16 associates on drug
smuggling and money laundering charges.
He still has it - After a 10-year retirement, George Formen stops Guido Trande in
the fifth round four his seventh straight win since he began his comeback last
March. The New Jersey Supreme Court riles in the landmark custody case of
Baby M that a contract paying a woman to give birth to a child amount to illegal
Judge Anthony M. Kennedy - President Reagan’s third choice for the post - will
fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court.
Major banks across the country cut their prime lending rates to 8.5% from 8.75%
Super Bowl XXII - The Washington Redskins destroy the Denver Broncos - 42-
Music news -
Grace Slick says she’s had it with live concerts with the Starship.
On Saturday Night Live - Host Sean Penn with musical guest LL Cool J.
Clint Eastwood announces that he will not attempt a sequel to his two-year term
as mayor of Carmel, California. He wants to spend more time with his son (19)
and daughter (15).
, best known for her roll in the Poltergeist
films is dead at age 12. She is the second actress from the
Week of February 1, 1988
Poltergist movies to die at a young age, Dominque Dunne was strangled in
October, 1982. .
Television news -
Producers of “
sue its star - Valerie Harper
for $20 million in a libel and slander suit. She left
the NBC series at the end of last season after
contract negotiations broke down with Lorimar
Telepictures. Thomas Miller and Robert Boyett
says that Ms. Harper falsely accused them of lying
and perjury. The suite alleges that in an interview
on the “Regis Philbin Morning Show” on WABC-TV
New York, Harper said the producers “robbed me of
my show. And to compound it, they lied publicly and
constantly to the papers and to the news, saying I
left, that I couldn’t work out the money.”
Thursday night television -
CBS - Paid political program, Bugs Bunny’s
Valentine, Simon & Simon, Knots Landing
NBC - The Cosby Show, A Different World, Cheers, David Letterman’s 1
Primetime Special, Tonight
ABC - Movie, Nightline
PBS - Mystery!
A&E - Good Time Café, Amanda’s All Creatures Great and Small
HBO - Inside the NFL with Len Dawson and Nick Buoniconti
At the movies -
Good Morning Vietnam
Three Men and a Baby