October 17, 1994
If the idea of Yasser Arafat as a "peace" laureate makes you queasy, wait till next year: Nobels for Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley?Protestant para-military forces have joined the Irish Republican Army in a cease-fire in Northern Ireland. The tango of death is suspended. Even in Northern Ireland, it takes two to tango. Murder evoked reprisal murder, and now truce begets truce. It took so long because for a quarter-century both tribes thought they could win. Neither was interested in peace when victory seemed possible.
August 10, 1992
LAUREL -- Sentimental Tango, with jockey Mike Luzzi in the saddle, won a stirring stretch duel from Carnirainbow by a half-length to capture the $40,000 Smart Angle Stakes yesterday at Laurel Race Course.Carnirainbow and Prosperous Lady burst out of the starting gate and set the early pace down the backstretch with Sentimental Tango running easily in third.Luzzi made his move at the top of the lane, caught Carnirainbow late in the stretch and pulled away to cover the six furlongs in one minute, 12 1/5 seconds.
April 30, 2003
MIAMI BEACH - You'd never know it to look at the work - often quiet, introverted, built on small moments. But Robert Duvall is an actor ruled by his passions. It doesn't reveal itself in every job. He's still a sucker for anything with a horse. He's related to Robert E. Lee, so he ignored doubts he had about playing Lee in the flop Gods and Generals. For every Tender Mercies, combining his love of country music with his favorite screenwriter, Horton Foote, Duvall will have to play a cop (Falling Down)
December 10, 1990
Buenos Aires. CALL IT the last tango. Although the mutiny was a classic Argentine-style action which few civilians in Buenos Aires took seriously, President Carlos Menem was not amused by the abortive military uprising that shook his country fora day.Rebels in tanks stopped traffic on major streets, shut the domestic airport, seized the army headquarters in the capital and embarrassed the government on the eve of George Bush's visit.''All this is definitely over . . . these ridiculous antics that have harmed the country so much,'' Mr. Menem said.
October 7, 1994
History might have turned out differently had it not been for the wiles of a Filipino-American dancer.The Allies had planned to land on either Leyte or Formosa (Taiwan), and sentiment was building that the war could be won by bypassing the Philippines, says Alex Fabros, executive director of the Filipino American Experience Research Project at San Francisco State University.United States intelligence had learned of a Japanese officer who loved to tango and who kept the war plans in his office.
April 29, 2007
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA There's something about this place. Maybe it's the tango. Those of you who have witnessed the real thing know tango -- when done right -- is not a dance for sissies. It is aggressive, moody, seductive, sometimes beautiful and maybe a little dangerous. Like Buenos Aires. So ... is it a cliche to compare Buenos Aires to the tango? Maybe, but it was either that or Evita. Which brings me to the subject of steakhouses -- but first, the obligatory travel story transition paragraphs: Cool place to visit, Buenos Aires.