November 21, 2012 |
Lighter-than-expected sentences handed down Tuesday for three men convicted of trying to bomb an Ohio bridge has a fourth defendant rethinking his plea deal with the government. On April 30 -- on the eve of major leftist rallies in Chicago and elsewhere around the U.S. to protest corporations and the government -- five men affiliated with the Occupy movement tried to use an FBI-supplied dummy bomb to blow up a highway bridge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Prosecutors called it a dangerous anarchist plot that had to be severely punished to deter any would-be imitators.
May 3, 2012 |
The five men accused of plotting to blow up a bridge near Cleveland have been indicted, federal officials announced Thursday. The men also face a new charge -- attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction to destroy property in interstate commerce. The indictment, filed with the court Thursday, was announced by U.S. Atty. Steven Dettelbach. All five men have also been charged with conspiracy and attempted use of an explosive device to destroy property in interstate commerce.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1995 |
An owner of a Garden Grove house where a swimmer was electrocuted in the pool last year was indicted on a homicide charge Wednesday after authorities alleged he had ignored previous wiring problems. The Orange County Grand Jury charged John Whyte Wright, 58, of Westminster with involuntary manslaughter, which could mean up to four years in state prison if he is convicted in Orange County Superior Court. Wright said Wednesday that he had not known of the electrical problems at the pool.
February 19, 2000
I am totally in agreement with Brian Lowry regarding "Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?" ("Women: As They Roar . . . or Choose Richer Over Poorer," Feb. 15). This is just another example of how the tabloids are taking over all forms of entertainment. We've gone backward to the turn of the last century, when freak shows were all the rage. It's a shame that modern-day television executives feel that they have to cater to the lowest common denominator. It's humorous in a twisted way, but how sad do these women's lives have to be for them to be willing to marry a total stranger?
August 27, 1997 |
No virtuous heroine ever had worse luck running into strangers than Justine, whose horrendous adventures were chronicled with exquisite perversity in the novel by the Marquis de Sade. As adapted and directed by Leon Katz for the stage, "Justine, or the Misfortunes of Virtue" is now a lugubriously arty, short vault not so much into the wonderfully miscreant mind of Sade as into the agonies of his much-abused heroine, who had remained so much a blank in the book.
November 21, 2012 |
Three men who pleaded guilty to participating in a failed plot to bomb an Ohio bridge in April were sentenced Tuesday to federal prison. The case involved a paid confidential informant who provided a dummy bomb and other help to the men as FBI agents listened in on their plans. The plot culminated with a failed detonation attempt on a bridge in Cuyahoga Valley National Park on the eve of leftist May Day protests in Chicago and elsewhere. In the antigovernment plot outlined by prosecutors, the men had participated in the Occupy movement, but channeled their political frustration into planned violence.