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Veterans Day - President Bush joins a midnight name reading at the Vietnam wall. “I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all veterans for their service to this country.”

Transition - President-elect Bill Clinton speaks by telephone with President Bush to schedule a meeting for next week. He also plans to talk to congressional leaders and hold a press conference.

President-elect Clinton says he would seek a business investment tax credit and substantially accelerate public works projects to stimulate job growth.

Police investigating a string of rock-throwing and sniper attacks along the 20-mile beltway around Jacksonville – arrest a third teenager in the wounding of a motorist.

All is quiet in Sarajevo for now after a truce deadline. 


Sports news – November 8, 1992

Heavyweight battle – Riddick Bowe defeats Evander Holyfield in a unanimous decision. 

Steve Howe’s lifetime baseball suspension – is lifted. He can play if anybody wants him. He was suspended because of yet another incident with drugs or alcohol.

John Elway’s Denver Broncos beat the New York Jets 27-17. “John really did a good job of calling plays and mixing them up,” said coach Dan reeves. “The important thing is, he’s calling plays he’s comfortable with, calling plays he has confidence in.”

Michael Jordan’s buzzer-beating basket from seven feet behind the three-point line gives the Chicago Bulls a 98-96 overtime victory over the Detroit Pistons in Chicago.

Ennis Eckersley of the Oakland Athletics becomes the first reliever since Guillemer Hemandez to win the American League Cy Young Award.


Technology news – November 8, 1992

New video programs – Microsoft and Apple introduce new video products designed to let you see moving video and sound on your PC. Apple’s Quicktime for Windows and Microsoft’s Video for Windows. You can now play brief, low quality videos in a small window on the screen.

Newsweek magazine reports that the woman who has sued Magic Johnson, claming he have her the AIDS virus – says she phone him, sent him a letter and confronted him with news that she had the disease weeks before he tested positive on a life-insurance physical. She is accusing Johnson of infecting her. She’s a longtime acquaintance.


Music news – November 8, 1992

ABC presents a five-part mini-series “The Jacksons – An American Dream.” It stars Angela Bassett and Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs. 

Rapper LL Cool J has a role in the Robin Williams movie “Toys.”

Axl Rose of “Guns ‘N Roses” is found guilty of property damage and assault during an aborted concert last year in St. Louis. He is given two years probation and ordered to pay $50,000.

Little Steven reunited the E Street Band to back-up Darlene Love on “All Alone at Christmas” for the Home Alone 2” soundtrack. 


Television news – November 8, 1992

Passing – Chuck Connors the pro baseball player who became an actor. He was 71. He is best remembered as Lucas McCain in “The Rifleman.”

Passing – Actor Jack Kelly – Known for his role in the 1950’s “Maverick.” He was 65.

Phil Hartman – who imitates Bill Clinton on “Saturday Night Live” – writes a letter to the President-elect asking not to be offended.  He’s been on the show for seven seasons, has written and sold eight screenplays and has appeared in minor roles in big movies such as “Fletch Lives” and “The Three Amigos.”

On “Saturday Night Live” – Michael Keaton with musical guests Morrissey.

The Family Channel airs five hours of “The Rifleman” to honor Chuck Connors – who just passed.

 Maria Shriver of NBC is recovering from viral meningitis but should be OK.

New show “Seinfeld” on NBC-TV – is in 32nd place this week in the ratings – for a 12.0 share.

Don’t miss “Steals and Deals” on the new CNBC cable channel.

ABC Sunday night movie – “Willing to Kill”- The Texas Cheerleader Story. With Lesley Ann warren and Tess Harper.


Wednesday night television listings/TV guide – November 8, 1992

CBS – The Hat Squad, In The Heat of the Night, 48 Hours

NBC – Unsolved Mysteries, Seinfeld, Mad About You, Law & Order, Tonight

ABC – The Wonder Years, Doogie Howser, Home Improvement, Laurie Hill, Civil Wars, Nightline

Fox – Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place

MTV – Day in Rock, Ruckumentary, Bruce Springsteen: Unplugged


On Seinfeld – Jerry and George can’t come up with anything for their new TV show.

On the Tonight Show – Burt Reynolds, Ephraim Lewis, Catherine Deneuve.



Top movies – November 8, 1992

Passenger 57

Under Siege

A River Runs Through It

The Mighty ducks

Jennifer B

The Last of the Mohicans


Consenting Adults

Pure Country


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