CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2001
I was saddened to read of the death of Greenpeace co-founder David McTaggart (obituary, March 24). Whether you agreed with his views or not, he believed in what he did and strongly fought to pursue them. This world needs more principled people like McTaggart who are willing to stand up and act for what they believe in. Lip service accomplishes nothing. BURL ESTES Mission Viejo
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2001 |
David McTaggart, one of the founders of Greenpeace International, who piloted boats into the teeth of the French navy to disrupt nuclear testing, was killed Friday in a head-on car crash on a country road in central Italy. He was 68. Police said McTaggart was alone in his car. The driver of the other car also died and his wife was injured, police said. The accident happened in Umbria, about 20 miles from Perugia.
November 3, 1995
Make no mistake, David Taggart is a huge Dennis Rodman fan and he's willing to show it in the most-appropriate ways--colored hair, tattoos and body piercing. "I dig on the dude," said Taggart, a freshman forward on the Mission College soccer team. "He's a great athlete and he's very rebellious." Taggart, 23, has about 10 tattoos on his body, and his nose, tongue, ears and a nipple are pierced. He also changes hair color for every game.
September 9, 1989 |
David Taggart was sentenced Friday to 18 years and five months in prison and James Taggart to 17 years and six months for convictions on tax fraud charges in the PTL scandal. U.S. District Judge Robert Potter also ordered each to pay a fine of $500,000. The brothers, convicted last month of failing to pay taxes on $1.1 million that they allegedly embezzled from the television ministry, had faced up to 25 years in prison.
August 29, 1989
Jim Bakker disdained "the people he was asking to send (him) money" and "described them as tacky because of the way they dressed," a federal prosecutor said as the TV evangelist's trial on fraud and conspiracy charges opened in Charlotte, N.C. The first witness, former aide David Taggart, testified that Bakker was involved in the daily details of the PTL ministry and had told him that top executives took a cut from the money they raised.
August 21, 1989 |
More than two years after a sex-and-hush-money scandal forced him out of his lucrative television ministry, PTL founder Jim Bakker goes to federal court here today, accused of defrauding his followers out of millions of dollars. A weeklong round of jury selection begins what is expected to be at least a six-week trial stemming from charges that Bakker diverted donations earmarked for construction of a giant Christian theme park and resort to support his own lavish life style.