December 13, 1992 |
Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) has decided not to speak at the University of Hawaii commencement because of sexual misconduct allegations against him, a spokesman said. Inouye was afraid that protests against him might detract from the Dec. 20 ceremony, spokesman Nestor Garcia said. Ten women have accused Inouye of sexual harassment, said state Rep. Annelle Amaral, to whom they complained.
April 28, 1989
Rep. Lee H. Hamilton (D-Ind.), chairman of the House committee that investigated the Iran-Contra scandal in 1987, said that he will formally ask Rep. Anthony C. Beilenson (D-Los Angeles), chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, to examine whether the White House withheld key documents from the congressional inquiry into the scandal. The Senate Intelligence Committee already has been asked to open a similar inquiry by Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell (D-Me.
May 6, 1987 |
To many of his Capitol Hill colleagues, he is known as "Sen. Anyway." Long ago, Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) gave up correcting the multiple mispronunciations of his name. But for those who want to know, the veteran legislator who presided Tuesday over the opening session of the congressional investigation into the Iran- contra scandal has an "easy" version for non-Japanese speakers.
December 4, 1990 |
Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii), making an unusual appearance as a character witness Monday, said that the "Keating Five" are guilty only of fighting for a constituent with "vigor and aggressiveness." He told the Ethics Committee: "The political realities of life dictate (that) whatever we do should please our constituents." If Lincoln Savings & Loan had not failed, "these men would be heroes to their constituents . . . . Today, they are attacked because the endeavor failed."
September 28, 1987 |
At noon today a ribbon will be snipped, officially opening the Smithsonian Institution's newest national museums, the 9th and 10th to be constructed on the broad sweep of the National Mall. Today's festivities inaugurate the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the National Museum of African Art, plus the S. Dillon Ripley Center and the 360,000-square-foot, $73.2-million underground structure built to house them.
April 8, 1993 |
The Senate Ethics Committee opened an investigation Wednesday into contacts between the office of Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) and the defunct Bank of Credit & Commerce International. A one-paragraph statement by the committee said only that the inquiry would examine contacts between Hatch's office and representatives of BCCI. The Luxembourg-based bank was shut by regulators worldwide in 1991 after allegations of widespread corruption.