In his 1991 review of Suburban Commando, Roger Ebert recalled that "despite the fact that [Hulk Hogan's] public image is often aimed at children [...] his first film, 'No Holds Barred' (1989) was surprisingly violent, sexist and blood-soaked."
``Apostrophes,'' a TV program about books, is one of the most popular and controversial television series seen in France. Authors and critics discuss their books, critiques, politics, philosophy, current affairs, and literature in general. The result is often a no-holds-barred intellectual shouting match - passionate, stimulating, exciting. Unfortunately, in the few places where it airs in America (one of them is CUNY here in New York) the telecast is in French, without translation.
SYMPOSIUM ON PROFESSIONALIZATION 459 2 From an unpublished lecture. Text at English Department, University College of Hearst, Kapuskasing, ant. 3 Quoted in the Gazette, Montreal, 6 Feb 1989, p 1. JOHN FRASER Reply to Questionnaire I've read and reread your letter and questions but remain puzzled. Symposiums of this sort are normally geared to possible action - 'Is too much money being spent on high-tech medicine and not enough on preventitive medicine?', 'Should the UTQ devote more of its space to politics?', and so forth. Here I can't see what is being aimed at, not explicitly anyway, and facing your plethora of questions I feel as if I were trapped amid the labyrinthine options and permutations of a diet sheet. Moreover, when I read or dip into journals like the New York Review of Books, Commentary, and Scientific American, I see no lack of intelligent academics writing clearly for intelligent non-specialist readers without talking down to them and without losing sight of the fellow specialists waiting to pounce on them in the correspondence columns. Nor is the prose in high-tech journals like Critical Inquiry always hopelessly coruscated. However, reading between or below the lines, I can sense a pattern of sorts. Would it be a good thing if Canada had non-specialist journals of the calibre of the NYRB, Commentary, the New Criterion, the Village Voice? Obviously yes. They are not simply places in which ideas are mediated. They are forums in which no-holds-barred arguing about important public issues goes on, and on the face of things there is no reason why there couldn't be Canadian journals as lively and invigorating. However, some things can't simply be ordered from the Sears catalogue, and there's a chill-factor to be considered here. Writers like George Orwell, and Dwight Macdonald, and Mary McCarthy were intellectual free-lances, unafraid to challenge what Orwell called 'all those smelly little orthodoxies which are ... contending for our souls.' As are writers like Nat Hentoff and Joseph Epstein, and as were the contributors to Scrutiny in the 1930s, for me still the model of what a high-intensity professional journal in the humanities should be like. In Canadian universities, if I can judge from my own, orthodoxies are becoming increasingly entrenched. Latin America, South Africa, pornography, nuclear disarmament, affirmative action, and so on - by now, for a lot of people, there is obviously only one intellectually respectable position with regard to a number of issues. And to suggest that things may be more complicated than they seem - that if liberals, for UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO QUARTERLY, VOLUME 58, NUMBER 4, SUMMER 1989 460 JOHN FRASER example, want to preserve their own freedom to read and look they must be prepared, along with Alan Borovoy and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, to put up legally with the existence of hate literature - is to riskimmediately having a whole nexus of unsavoury attitudes ascribed to one. So that if a younger faculty member were to venture significantly beyond the pale in these days of peer evaluation, grant-giving, and other control systems, it could have significant consequences for his or her career. An experienced and highly professional child psychologist of my acquaintance spoke to me recently of having been severely reprimanded by colleagues when she referred to a little girl as behaving 'seductively.' I don't doubt, either,. that one reason why that admirable Scrutiny-like journal Compass (1977-80) failed to obtain the modest funding that would have enabled it to carry on was that it didn't subscribe to a gung-ho literary Canadianism. A great deal of momentum is required if one is going to go seriously into a subject without safe preconceptions as to what one will find there. And the life of the mind - our collective thinking and arguing, with an eye, ultimately, to social action - becomes blurred and blunted when there can't be a free passage back and forth between theories and practices, a testing-out of each in the light of the other, and a refusal to ignore particulars when they fail to fit with what some theory tells one ought to be the...
After the governor signed Parker's death warrant, Parker filed his second rule 3.850 motion with the trial court, which again denied relief. Parker appeals the trial court's denial of this postconviction motion and also files his second petition for a writ of habeas corpus directly with this Court. In these proceedings, he argues that: (1) the trial judge failed to give specific, written findings of fact contemporaneously with his sentencing decision, rendering the sentencing proceeding unreliable; (2) this Court failed to provide him with a meaningful review of his death sentence on direct appeal; (3) he was deprived of his right to effective assistance of counsel on direct appeal; (4) the state attorney used victim impact evidence and discussed the victims' personal traits during his closing argument, in violation of South Carolina v. Gathers, ___ U.S. ___, 109 S. Ct. 2207, 104 L. Ed. 2d 876 (1989); Booth v. Maryland, 482 U.S. 496, 107 S. Ct. 2529, 96 L. Ed. 2d 440 (1987); and Jackson v. Dugger, 547 So. 2d 1197 (Fla. 1989); (5) the trial judge systematically excluded blacks from the jury during voir dire, in violation of State v. Slappy, 522 So. 2d 18 (Fla.), cert. denied, ___ U.S. ___, 108 S. Ct. 2873, 101 L. Ed. 2d 909 (1988); (6) the prosecutor's comments during voir dire and summation led the jury to believe that a death sentence was mandatory if the mitigating circumstances did not outweigh the aggravating circumstances; (7) the prosecutor's statements improperly shifted to Parker the burden of proof concerning whether he should receive a death sentence; (8) he was entitled to a unanimous jury verdict regarding the existence of at least one aggravating circumstance; (9) the prosecutor improperly told the jurors not to consider sympathy for Parker during sentencing; (10) the state attorney violated chapter 119, Florida Statutes, by not giving Parker access to his files and records regarding Parker; and (11) Parker was denied the effective assistance of a mental health expert. We find that Parker is procedurally barred at this time from raising all of these issues.
As to issue (4), Parker argues that the state attorney violated Gathers, Booth, and Jackson by using victim impact evidence and discussing the victims' personal traits during his closing argument. While we hold that this issue is procedurally barred, we find that an explanation is necessary to distinguish this case from our recent decision in Jackson. Parker raised this issue in his present petition for a writ of habeas corpus. It is important to note that habeas corpus petitions are not to be used for additional appeals on questions which could have been, should have been, or were raised on appeal or in a rule 3.850 motion, or on matters that were not objected to at trial. Suarez v. Dugger, 527 So. 2d 190 (Fla. 1988); White v. Dugger, 511 So. 2d 554 (Fla. 1987); Blanco v. Wainwright, 507 So. 2d 1377 (Fla. 1987). Although we retroactively applied Booth in Jackson, we find that Jackson is clearly distinguishable from the instant case because Jackson objected to the use of victim impact evidence at trial and raised the issue on appeal and we expressly addressed the issue on appeal. As we indicated in that case, the procedural bar applies when there is no objection at trial. Jackson, 547 So. 2d at 1199; accord Adams v. State, 543 So. 2d 1244 (Fla. 1989); Eutzy v. State, 541 So. 2d 1143 (Fla. 1989); Grossman v. State, 525 So. 2d 833 (Fla. 1988), cert. denied, ___ U.S. ___, 109 S. Ct. 1354, 103 L. Ed. 2d 822 (1989). Because no objection was made at the time the state made the comments at issue, Parker is not entitled to relief. Also, Booth claims are not generally cognizable in habeas corpus proceedings:
Finally, in holding that issue (10) concerning the chapter 119 violation is procedurally barred, we note that Parker made a request for 119 record information at the outset of the first postconviction proceeding but did not further pursue the matter before the trial court or this Court in that proceeding.
Furthermore, as the no holds barred leader of a brash group of Hurricanes, he led Miami to the 1987 national championship. From 1989 to 1993, he proved his title as head coach for the Dallas Cowboys as he coached his team to win two back-to-back Super Bowls. His final coaching stint was taking over for Don Shula in 1996 to coach the Miami Dolphins where his team went to the playoffs three out of four seasons. 781b155fdc