OK, THIS IS AS FAR AS WE GO School-bus drivers everywhere may be silently cheering a substitute in Edison, N.J., for his actions earlier this month - even if they don't dare emulate him. As we pick up the story, the man was taking middle school pupils home - and becoming increasingly annoyed as they refused to behave. Yelling accomplished nothing, so he pulled into an industrial park a mile from most of their homes, ordered them off, and left. Angry parents demanded he be fired ... but did concede that their children's conduct may have been over the top.
1999 Oscar winners: the complete list at a glance
BEST PICTURE: "Shakespeare in Love"
ACTOR: Roberto Benigni, "Life Is Beautiful"
ACTRESS: Gwyneth Paltrow, "Shakespeare in Love"
SUPPORTING ACTOR: James Coburn, "Affliction"
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Judi Dench, "Shakespeare in Love"
DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg, "Saving Private Ryan"
FOREIGN FILM: "Life Is Beautiful," Italy
SCREENPLAY (based on material previously produced or published): Bill Condon, "Gods and Monsters"
SCREENPLAY (written directly for the screen): Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, "Shakespeare in Love"
ART DIRECTION: "Shakespeare in Love"
CINEMATOGRAPHY: "Saving Private Ryan"
SOUND: "Saving Private Ryan"
SOUND EFFECTS EDITING: "Saving Private Ryan"
ORIGINAL MUSICAL OR COMEDY SCORE: "Shakespeare in Love," Stephen Warbeck
ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE: "Life Is Beautiful," Nicola Piovani
ORIGINAL SONG: "When You Believe," from "The Prince of Egypt," Stephen Scwartz
COSTUME: "Shakespeare in Love"
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: "The Last Days"
DOCUMENTARY (short subject): "The Personals: Improvisations on Romance in the Golden Years"
FILM EDITING: "Saving Private Ryan"
ANIMATED SHORT FILMS:"Bunny"
LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM: "Election Night"
VISUAL EFFECTS: "What Dreams May Come"
HONORARY AWARD: Director Elia Kazan
SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD: Avid Technology Inc.
- Associated Press