May 28, 2001 |
It's the biggest news in the Big Apple, the kind that gets war-sized tabloid headlines, endless chatter on talk radio, and salacious chuckles at the watercooler. It's the divorce of Rudolph Giuliani, the feisty and sanctimonious mayor of New York City who has been banished from the master bedroom at Gracie Mansion, his official residence, by Donna Hanover, the wife he dumped last year by announcing it at a news conference before informing her or their two children. In the latest developments that make this story such juicy grist for the media mill, Hanover last week won a court order barring Judith Nathan, Giuliani's "gal pal" in tabloid-speak, from Gracie Mansion and its grounds.
November 19, 2002
HEY, GUYS, where do you get those halos? Both New York former mayor, Rudolph Giuliani and Philadelphia's former police commish, John Timoney, are named as potential candidates for big, important jobs so often that we wonder what their secret is. Giuliani's name has lately come up in connection with a WorldCom board position, the SEC and a Homeland Security post. Timoney's name is on more than one mayoral short list in this city, and was on the list for L.A. police commish.
September 25, 2001 |
TAKE TERRORISTS TO COURT: The Rev. Jesse Jackson is preaching diplomacy over revenge. Jackson told students in Cambridge, Mass., yesterday that he favored "precise intelligence over indiscriminate bombing" as the U.S. response to the murderous attack by terrorists two weeks ago. The political and social activist and occasional candidate said he was willing to confer with world leaders and urge offenders to cooperate with a third party, such...
July 1, 2006 |
The life story of Bernard Bailey Kerik has switched from degradation to glory and back again. His guilty plea was only the latest in a long list of Kerik headlines: He was born Sept. 4, 1955, in Paterson, N.J. In his autobiography, The Lost Son: A Life in Pursuit of Justice, he describes his mother as an alcoholic prostitute who abandoned him and was later murdered. A high school dropout, he eventually received a general equivalency high school diploma and then a bachelor's degree in 2001 through mail courses at Empire State College, a division of the State University of New York.
June 14, 2002 |
Rudolph Giuliani isn't shedding any tears for John Gotti. The former mayor is appalled by the media's lavish coverage of the Gambino crime boss's death - particularly in comparison with the amount of ink accorded to former New York Police Commissioner Benjamin Ward, who died the same day. "The emphasis should have been on [the passing] of Ben Ward, not John Gotti," Giuliani said. "Ward was a great friend, a great New Yorker. " Gotti "has always been mythologized, romanticized," Giuliani said Tuesday night in New York, where he spoke at a Reader's Digest event about the people who inspired him. Compared with the heroes of Sept.
September 28, 1999 |
She came. She listened. She gathered up a bunch of three-zero checks, and left. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the first lady and undeclared Democratic Senate candidate in New York, took a Philadelphia detour from her much ballyhooed "listening tour" of the Empire State last night. But unless you were able to pony up at least $1,000 to contribute to her political committee, you probably saw little more than a smile and a wave from the back seat of a car that whisked into City Hall for a fund-raising cocktail party.
July 13, 2006 |
They joked about getting each other's autograph, then Rudolph Giuliani and Lynn Swann stood there and let everyone see that the mayor who had led New York through the 9/11 crisis and the NFL Hall of Famer were a team. At a news conference after a joint appearance in King of Prussia yesterday, veteran Giuliani praised rookie Swann as "somebody new . . . what we need in America right now. " And if Republican gubernatorial candidate Swann should defeat Gov. Rendell, Giuliani indicated he and Swann might have an even closer relationship.
March 26, 2007 |
The deluge of commentary on Rudolph Giuliani's presidential prospects has forced me finally to break my long silence about the man. Somebody's got to say it: He shouldn't be president, not because he's too "liberal" or "conservative," or because his positions on social issues have been heterodox, or because he seems tone-deaf on race, or because his family life has been messy, or because he's sometimes been as crass an opportunist as almost every other...
May 16, 2000 |
As scores of reporters shuffled into the cramped foyer of Public School 63 in the East Village, it was as if the irony had been scripted. What happened at P.S. 63 indicates that we're responsible for what the media do to our public figures - and our public discourse. The city's controversial mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, suddenly at the center of a personal drama that has become all too familiar on the political stage, had arrived to announce a food drive operated by City Harvest, a food rescue organization.
August 16, 1995 |
BRITISH JUDGE ROCKED BY DISAPPEARANCE OF WIG A British judge's ceremonial wig and robes were nowhere to be found just before he was due to enter court - seems his rock-musician son had borrowed them to wear on stage. John Wroath, 30, a singer and bass guitarist in a band called the Wayward Sons, wore his father's legal duds during a rock concert and then forgot to return them. Judge John Wroath was not amused, British newspapers noted yesterday. "If the case I was due to hear had not collapsed I would have been in the embarrassing position of not having any robes or wig," the 63-year-old judge said.