Week of November 1, 1982
The State Department announces that U.S. Marines, now guarding Beirut
International Airport will begin “limited” patrols for the first time inside East Beirut.
The presence of the Marines was requested by Lebanese President Amin
Gemayel and approved by President Reagan.
White House Press Secretary
returns to work
for the first time since suffering a near-fatal head wound 19
months ago in the attempt on President Reagan’s life.
President Reagan says he has “reason to feel good” about the
election results and called suggestions for a mid-course
correction in his economic program just “rhetoric of the
George Corley Wallace is elected to 4
term as governor of Alabama.
while waiting to be interviewed on the
ABC-TV late night talk show, “The Last
Word,” after moderator Greg Jackson said
Hayden spent $1.5 million to get elected in
district-They Haydens, in
California, heard the introduction, walked
off their set at campaign headquarters with
Hayden commenting, “We’re not into your
game. It’s not worth it.” Later, they returned
to the show.
The nation’s jobless rate rises to 10.4% - its highest level since 1940.
The Dow-Jones close up 43,23 at 1065.31 - a record high.
Former White House counsel John W. Dean III contends in a new book that
Alexander M. Haig Jr. was “Deep Throat - the source who gave a Washington
Post reporter information on the Watergate scandal that led to President Richard
M. Nixon’s resignation.
Richard M. Nixon laughs off an assertion that Alexander M. Haig Hr. was “deep
throat,’ the source who was instrumental in exposing the Watergate scandal that
drove Nixon from the White House. “That’s slightly ridiculous. Al Haig is many
Week of November 1, 1982
things. But he knows nothing about the whole Watergate business, had nothing
whatever to do with it at the time that it happened. He became my chief of staff
after, frankly, we’d lost that battle,’ said Nixon.
Sports - After 12 years, Steve Garvey is no longer a Los Angeles Dodger.
Media - Actress
, best-known for
her portrayal as the oldest daughter in “Poltergeist,”
dies six days after her former live-in boyfriend tried to
After 14 years as baseball commissioner, Bowie Kuhn
gets the axe as team owners vote to fire him.
Music news -
Get your copy of “Meet the Flintstones/Take Me Out
To the Ballgame” by Bruce Springsteen soundalike
Some FM rock
stations like to play albums in their entirety and
that’s bugging record companies. Home taping
of such albums is costing them money.
Television news -
Columbia Pictures will syndicate a series
utilizing Johnny Carson comedy sketches
performed over the past 20 years on the
Tonight show. There’s enough material for 130
“Carson Comedy Classics.”