1988

January 11, 1988 - Bumpy Rides And Red Faces.

News of the day - Dow Jones making slow recovery from precipitous drop of 140 points on the previous trading day. Questions raised about whether or not Libya was actually involved in the Berlin Disco bombing that brought U.S. retaliation against Libya in 1986. Soviet Union will participate in the 1988 Seoul Olympics after all. Israel-Palestinian friction leads to 30 deaths. Gorbachev calls for Sino/Soviet Summit. Lyn Nofziger investigated for influence peddling during the Wedtech Scandal hearings. Arizona Governor Evan Mecham vows not to quit - opts to be dragged from office.

August 17, 1988 - The Start Of Quayle Season.

News of the day, primarily about Dan Quayle's nomination to the vice-Presidency during the 1988 Republican Convention in New Orleans. In other news - 17 people were killed with a high-speed train jumped off its tracks in Russia. North Korea was making overtures to end their Olympic boycott and to end hostilities with South Korea and Jordan severs ties with the West Bank.

May 17, 1988 - Another Day In Paradox.

News of the day for May 17, 1988 - A dramatic decline in the Trade deficit, Stock Market up 10 points, debate on ratification of the INF Treaty gets underway, Presidential Primary in Oregon - Bush trailing by ten points according to polls, Honduran ambassador held on cocaine smuggling charges, South African Bishop Desmond Tutu calls for Isolation Campaign, John Paul 2 visits Latin America and exchanges lectures on Human rights with Paraguayan strongman Gen. Alfredo Stroessner and it's the 1 year anniversary of the bombing of he USS Stark.