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July 12, 1992 | By Mary Voboril, INQUIRER CONVENTION BUREAU
Poor George. This year's Democratic National Convention will be dominated by two of the party's most formidable Bush-bashers, both of them Texans, both of them women and both of them spellbinding orators whose rhetoric evokes the rhythms of old-style preachers. And oh, what a pulpit. As convention chair, Texas Gov. Ann Richards, 58, will control the microphone throughout the four-day event, scripted to end Thursday with the balloon-spangled coronation of Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton.
NEWS
July 1, 1993 | For The Inquirer / DAN Z. JOHNSON
Texas Gov. Ann Richards greets Gov. and Lucinda Florio after she spoke at the Governor's Gala in East Brunswick. Tickets to the Democratic fund-raising event, which raised about $2 million, cost $2,000 each.
NEWS
February 2, 1994 | Daily News wire services
AUSTIN, TEXAS GUV'S PHONE LOGS WERE DESTROYED Aides of Texas Gov. Ann Richards admitted yesterday they destroyed the governor's official long-distance telephone records in August but denied their actions were prompted by last summer's investigation of Republican U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. John Fainter, the Democratic governor's chief of staff, said the records were destroyed because employees needed more filing space - not to cover up any political activity in the governor's office.
NEWS
December 17, 1992 | by Molly Ivins
The tug of war over Henry Cisneros continues at this writing and has achieved such lunatic levels that baseball fans are floating the rumor that the Braves want him for middle relief. But it looks as though we're about to lose Cisneros to national service. Ooops. It's Katy-bar-the-door as two generations of Texas Democratic pols vie for Bentsen's Senate seat. Look at it this way, no matter how complicated your life is at this point, at least you're not Ann Richards. And if you are Ann Richards, at least the next president owes you, big time.
NEWS
January 12, 1995 | BY MOLLY IVINS
Ave atque vale, Miz Ann. Hail and farewell, Gov. Richards. Adios, Annie. Keep your wagon between the ditches. May your days be full of laughter. Good on ya. Ann Richards' electoral loss to George Dubya Bush will keep political scientists studying for years. By all the conventional measures, she should have walked back into office. Her approval rating was and is over 60 percent - practically golden. The state's economy is ginnin', crime rates are down, school scores are up, she never raised taxes and never had a scandal.
NEWS
October 17, 1992 | by Kathy Brennan, Daily News Staff Writer
The feisty governor of Texas, Ann Richards, came to town yesterday to whip up support for Democratic Senatorial contender Lynn Yeakel and told a lunchtime crowd of several hundred supporters that President George Bush was on his way out. "Let's get rid of him!" she said to applause. Just before the rally on Locust Street near Broad, Richards said she didn't think the much-vaunted "Year of the Woman" had lost its momentum. "I think we will have four or five female senators," she said.
NEWS
July 22, 1988 | BY LARS-ERIK NELSON
The U.S. Marine Band, in its red dress blouses and white caps, marched into the Democratic National Convention the other night, and, to demonstrate the success of eight years of Ronald Reagan's propaganda, my first instinctive thought was, "What are Republicans doing here?" The Marines, of course, are not Republicans - at least not all of them. But, in eight years of flag-waving while his Pentagon appointees stuffed their wallets, Reagan has somehow managed to convey the illusion that the armed forces are the sole property of the Republican Party.
NEWS
November 3, 1992 | by Landon Parvin, From the New York Times
More questions from Mr. Blather's mailbag. Q. Bill Clinton always comes down on both sides of an issue. What with GM's financial troubles does he favor current auto-safety regulations or letting Detroit cut costs? - N.W., Detroit. A. Yes. Under the Clinton plan every new car will still be equipped with an airbag, but you'll have to blow it up yourself. Q. I heard that the Republicans are especially upset over something Dan Rather said about their ticket. What did he say?
NEWS
December 14, 1992 | by Molly Ivins
Good news from Colorado! Before you join the celebrity boycott of Aspen and other winter glamor spots, where, as you know, all the bubbas from White Settlement like to hang out, consider this fascinating advance in political correctitude. In addition to passing the notorious anti-civil rights for gays measure and a tax limitation even more draconian than California's original Proposition 13, the good voters of Colorado also approved a law that prohibits hunters from shooting lactating bears.
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June 14, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
THE JERSEY SHORE isn't only "Stronger than the Storm," it's merry as Margaritaville. Jimmy Buffett will replace the gulls on the sand with Parrotheads when he performs this Saturday as part of a free concert on the beach outside of the Resorts Casino Hotel on North Carolina Avenue. Yes, he's going to DO A.C. The concert is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at the Boardwalk, and will also feature performances by pop royalty trio Wilson Phillips , plus Andy Grammer and Mac McAnally . The event page states that Buffett will make a special appearance sometime during McAnally's set, which begins at 4 p.m. Resorts opened Buffett's Margaritaville, a 40,000-square-foot restaurant and entertainment complex, on Memorial Day weekend.
NEWS
April 1, 2013 | By Michael Smerconish
Ann Richards is stalking me. Yes, I'm referring to the silver-tongued former governor of Texas. The politician who once said about women: "If you give us the chance, we can perform. After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels. " She once said of fellow Texan George H.W. Bush: "Poor George, he can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth. " I know what you're thinking. Didn't she pass? Indeed she did, back in 2006, but that doesn't seem to be stopping her. She's been after me since March 4, when I was in New York City and thought I'd check on ticket price and availability for a new, one-woman Broadway show called Ann , starring Holland Taylor, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2000 | By Kathy Boccella, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There are some women whose lives are so interesting and entertaining we could listen to them talk for hours - and then there are the rest of us. Mary Tyler Moore, Lesley Stahl, Coretta Scott King, Ann Richards and Anna Quindlen surely belong to the first group. The rest of us can hear them speak - and even ask a few questions - when they appear at Wilmington's Playhouse Theater as part of a women's lecture series. "Unique Lives & Experiences" kicks off Jan. 19 with Mary Tyler Moore; Lesley Stahl, cohost of 60 Minutes, follows on Feb. 22; Coretta Scott King, widow of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on March 15; former Texas Gov. Ann Richards on April 12; and novelist and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Anna Quindlen on May 24. The series is sold by subscription only, with prices for the five lectures at $189 and $229 until Jan. 15, when they rise to $209 and $249 (for balcony and orchestra, respectively)
NEWS
February 15, 1995 | by Harriet Lessy, Daily News Staff Writer The New York Post and Daily News wire services contributed to this report
Dale Evans' hubby, Roy Rogers, 83, was hit with chest pains during church services Sunday and has since been under observation, first at St. Mary Desert Hospital in Apple Valley, now at Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he was moved Monday. HOLLYWOOD BABES No way will Sharon Stone let Madonna plant a big one on her. "Not in this lifetime," the 37-year-old star of "The Quick and the Dead" told Esquire when she heard about the pop-star's desire to bless her with a kiss.
NEWS
January 27, 1995 | By Thomas J. Brady, with reports from Inquirer wire services
ROAD TO RECOGNITION PAVED WITH GOLDEN POTHOLES Renaming a San Francisco street for labor organizer Cesar Chavez was a popular idea until transportation officials gave the city a bill for a whopping $900,000. The city was thinking more like $20,000, which is how much was budgeted to rename Army Street. The problem is that Army Street runs under a state highway and an interstate. The change would affect 24 signs, and 15 would have to be replaced to accommodate the longer name of Cesar Chavez Street.
NEWS
January 27, 1995 | by Harriet Lessy, Daily News Staff Writer Daily news writer Stu Bykofsky, the New York Post and Daily News wire services contributed to this report
Local morning radio sports yakker Angelo Cataldi has done everything but put his name on a five-year-contract (long-term for a biz that is so fickle) with WIP, according to station general manager Butch Forster, who sounds real happy about the deal, but declined to say what the contract will cost. He's also feeling chipper about signing local comic and impersonator Joe Conklin "through '96. " The morning team - which includes Tony Bruno and Al Morganti, Forster says, is holding its own in the time slot - coming in No. 2 for male audience between 18 and 49. But older guys tune in, too - just after Conklin did his Arlen Specter imitation, the senator himself called to say, "This is the real Arlen Specter.
NEWS
January 12, 1995 | BY MOLLY IVINS
Ave atque vale, Miz Ann. Hail and farewell, Gov. Richards. Adios, Annie. Keep your wagon between the ditches. May your days be full of laughter. Good on ya. Ann Richards' electoral loss to George Dubya Bush will keep political scientists studying for years. By all the conventional measures, she should have walked back into office. Her approval rating was and is over 60 percent - practically golden. The state's economy is ginnin', crime rates are down, school scores are up, she never raised taxes and never had a scandal.
NEWS
November 9, 1994 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The sons of former President George Bush fared differently in their gubernatorial campaigns yesterday, with George W. Bush winning in Texas and Jeb Bush losing a squeaker in Florida. George W. Bush, the former President's eldest son, borrowed on his famous name and the lessons of his father's 1992 presidential defeat to unseat Texas' most popular governor in decades. Overcoming detractors' claims that only his lineage made him a serious candidate, Bush, 48, swept Democratic Gov. Ann Richards from office yesterday, becoming only the second Republican to be elected Texas governor since Reconstruction.
NEWS
July 7, 1994 | By RICHARD COHEN
It's not true that ostriches put their heads in the sand. It is true, though, that certain politicians do. Take, for example, the response to remarks made recently by Texas Gov. Ann Richards. For telling teenage girls not to rely entirely on a man for their livelihood, George W. Bush, her Republican opponent and a son of the former president, blasted her as anti- family. It seems the males of the Bush family carry a gene for mindless sanctimony. Speaking to the 50th anniversary meeting of Texas' Girls State, Richards had some Dutch Aunt suggestions: "I cannot tell you what a pitfall it is to count on Prince Charming to make you feel better about yourself and take care of you. Prince Charming may be driving a Honda and telling you you have no equal, but that's not going to do much good when you've got kids and a mortgage.
NEWS
March 9, 1994 | Daily News wire services
AUSTIN BUSH'S SON WINS GOP GUV NOD Democratic Gov. Ann Richards won nomination for a second term yesterday and will face Republican George W. Bush, a son of the president she once mocked. With 30 percent of the vote counted, Richards had 325,942 votes or 77 percent, to 98,303 votes or 23 percent for Gary Espinosa, who said he ran for religious reasons. Bush had 170,246 votes or 93 percent to 13,328 votes or 7 percent for demolition contractor Ray Hollis. Bush said there was no question Richards was "a very popular person, someone who's got some of the funniest one-liners in history.
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