- The Washington Times - Monday, December 6, 1999

Scare du jour

A block from the White House,at 1775 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, isthe Guest Choice Network (GCN),a coalition of more than 30,000restaurant and tavern operatorsworking together to preserve theright to offer guests a full menu ofdining and entertainment choices.

Which hasn’t been easy, thisyear particularly a banner yearfor “nannies,” the ever-expandingfraternity of food cops, health careenforcers, vegetarian activists,smoke police, meddling bureau-crats and self-appointed arbitersof lifestyle choices.

“All of whom know what’s bestfor you, your business and yourcustomers,” says the GCN. “And1999 saw it all.”

Like caffeine warning labels oncoffee-flavored ice cream andclaims by activists about soda pop,perfumes, even fresh, unpasteur-ized orange juice.

The GCN complains that “in-flammatory” claims are goingunchecked by a sympathetic newsmedia, eager for a new “contro-versy du jour.” So the GCN isfighting back, now acceptingnominations for 1999’s “NannyAwards” in 10 important categor-ies.

Our favorite two: the StarStruck Award, for the celebritywho, however emotionally, mostmisrepresented the facts while es-pousing a cause; and the Junk Sci-ence Junkets Award, for the mostegregious example of political ad-vocacy disguised as scientific re-search.

We will bring you 1999’s topnannies when they’re announcedlater this month.


     

Go figure

;”If you were a law enforcementofficial, would you trust wearingsafety equipment made by a pris-oner?” asks one bureaucrat, whoforwards a product line bullet-proof vests, duty gear, protectivehelmets and eyewear of Unicor,a trade name for Federal PrisonIndustries Inc.

Actually, we’re told that throughUnicor part of the federal Bu-reau of Prisons within the Depart-ment of Justice federal inmateshave been supplying law-enforcement officers with safetyequipment since 1934.

New cold war

0;Stanislav Lunev, a former SovietGRU (military intelligence) agent said to be the highest-rankingmilitary defector ever to escapeRussia says he will provide adetailed account of the “new coldwar” being waged against Amer-ican corporations when the Secu-rity and Investigations Group’sSurveillance Expo ‘99 convenes inCrystal City Dec. 13-15.

New cold war

0;Stanislav Lunev, a former SovietGRU (military intelligence) agent said to be the highest-rankingmilitary defector ever to escapeRussia says he will provide adetailed account of the “new coldwar” being waged against Amer-ican corporations when the Secu-rity and Investigations Group’sSurveillance Expo ‘99 convenes inCrystal City Dec. 13-15.

New cold war

0;Stanislav Lunev, a former SovietGRU (military intelligence) agent said to be the highest-rankingmilitary defector ever to escapeRussia says he will provide adetailed account of the “new coldwar” being waged against Amer-ican corporations when the Secu-rity and Investigations Group’sSurveillance Expo ‘99 convenes inCrystal City Dec. 13-15.

New cold war

0;Stanislav Lunev, a former SovietGRU (military intelligence) agent said to be the highest-rankingmilitary defector ever to escapeRussia says he will provide adetailed account of the “new coldwar” being waged against Amer-ican corporations when the Secu-rity and Investigations Group’sSurveillance Expo ‘99 convenes inCrystal City Dec. 13-15.

New cold war

0;Stanislav Lunev, a former SovietGRU (military intelligence) agent said to be the highest-rankingmilitary defector ever to escapeRussia says he will provide adetailed account of the “new coldwar” being waged against Amer-ican corporations when the Secu-rity and Investigations Group’sSurveillance Expo ‘99 convenes inCrystal City Dec. 13-15.

New cold war

0;Stanislav Lunev, a former SovietGRU (military intelligence) agent said to be the highest-rankingmilitary defector ever to escapeRussia says he will provide adetailed account of the “new coldwar” being waged against Amer-ican corporations when the Secu-rity and Investigations Group’sSurveillance Expo ‘99 convenes inCrystal City Dec. 13-15.

New cold war

0;Stanislav Lunev, a former SovietGRU (military intelligence) agent said to be the highest-rankingmilitary defector ever to escapeRussia says he will provide adetailed account of the “new coldwar” being waged against Amer-ican corporations when the Secu-rity and Investigations Group’sSurveillance Expo ‘99 convenes inCrystal City Dec. 13-15.

New cold war

0;Stanislav Lunev, a former SovietGRU (military intelligence) agent said to be the highest-rankingmilitary defector ever to escapeRussia says he will provide adetailed account of the “new coldwar” being waged against Amer-ican corporations when the Secu-rity and Investigations Group’sSurveillance Expo ‘99 convenes inCrystal City Dec. 13-15.

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