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January 4, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A grand jury indicted Atlantic City Mayor James L. Usry and three other people on influence-peddling charges Wednesday, making him the fourth of the gaming resort's last seven mayors to be indicted. Usry, 67, president of the National Conference of Black Mayors, was charged in two indictments with conspiracy, official misconduct, bribery, accepting gifts and violating the state campaign contribution law. If convicted of all charges, Usry faces up to 36 years in prison and $315,000 in fines.
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January 4, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A grand jury indicted Atlantic City Mayor James L. Usry and three other people on influence-peddling charges Wednesday, making him the fourth of the gaming resort's last seven mayors to be indicted. Usry, 67, president of the National Conference of Black Mayors, was charged in two indictments with conspiracy, official misconduct, bribery, accepting gifts and violating the state campaign contribution law. If convicted of all charges, Usry faces up to 36 years in prison and $315,000 in fines.
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NEWS
July 28, 1989 | From Associated Press
Mayor James L. Usry, a reformist candidate swept into office on the heels of a political corruption scandal, was arrested Thursday on charges of bribery, conspiracy and official misconduct. Twelve other people, including the City Council president, the chairman of the zoning board and the former housing authority director, also were arrested after an investigation that one official said showed this seaside resort was "up for sale."
NEWS
December 20, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The president of the City Council in Atlantic City, N.J., two councilmen and eight other officials and businessmen were indicted by a state grand jury on a host of charges stemming from a massive government-for-sale scandal. However, Mayor James Usry, who was among 14 politicians, public officials and businessmen held July 27 in a series of bribery and influence-peddling conspiracies, was not named in the three separate indictments.
NEWS
August 7, 1989 | BOB DROGIN, Times Staff Writer
After 38 years watching the boardwalk from a worn Persian carpet in "Madame Edith's Temple of Knowledge," Edith Stevens says she doesn't need her crystal ball or Tarot cards to read this city's future. "There has to be changes here," she said, gold bracelets jangling on each arm. "This town can't get any worse." With the dramatic arrests last month of Mayor James L.
NEWS
December 20, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The president of the City Council in Atlantic City, N.J., two councilmen and eight other officials and businessmen were indicted by a state grand jury on a host of charges stemming from a massive government-for-sale scandal. However, Mayor James Usry, who was among 14 politicians, public officials and businessmen held July 27 in a series of bribery and influence-peddling conspiracies, was not named in the three separate indictments.
NEWS
May 14, 1986 | Associated Press
Democrat Helen Boosalis will face Republican state Treasurer Kay Orr in the nation's first woman-against-woman campaign for governor, guaranteeing that the state will have its first female chief executive, election returns indicated Tuesday night. "We're creating a little history," Orr said. "It's an exciting opportunity for us to make people aware of what Nebraska's all about."
NEWS
May 9, 1990 | From Associated Press
Arch-conservative Sen. Jesse Helms easily claimed the Republican nomination for a fourth term in North Carolina on Tuesday, and Rep. Donald E. (Buz) Lukens, struggling to survive a sex scandal, trailed in the Ohio Republican primary. In North Carolina's Democratic primary, Harvey Gantt, the black former mayor of Charlotte, led a crowded field competing to oppose Helms in November. West Virginia's former first lady Dee Caperton tried to rejoin her ex-husband, Gov.
SPORTS
January 1, 2003 | Mal Florence
Hal Bock of Associated Press recalls some of the "not so dearly-departed" postseason bowl games: "There were one-year wonders, such as the Bluegrass Bowl, played in 1958 at Louisville, and the Aviation Bowl, hosted by Dayton in 1961. ESPN Classic never shows clips from the 1937 Bacardi Bowl at Havana or the Dixie Bowl at Birmingham in 1948-49. "May they all rest in peace, alongside other short-lived events such as the Cigar Bowl in Tampa, the Camellia Bowl in Layfayette, La.
NEWS
December 20, 1992 | HENRY STERN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The five mayors of New Jersey cities accused of corruption over the last year--including four who were convicted or pleaded guilty--are just the latest in the state's history of graft. Why so much corruption in such a small state? Observers say it's because in New Jersey, the nation's most densely populated state, too many people have too much access to too much money.
NEWS
August 7, 1989 | BOB DROGIN, Times Staff Writer
After 38 years watching the boardwalk from a worn Persian carpet in "Madame Edith's Temple of Knowledge," Edith Stevens says she doesn't need her crystal ball or Tarot cards to read this city's future. "There has to be changes here," she said, gold bracelets jangling on each arm. "This town can't get any worse." With the dramatic arrests last month of Mayor James L.
NEWS
July 28, 1989 | From Associated Press
Mayor James L. Usry, a reformist candidate swept into office on the heels of a political corruption scandal, was arrested Thursday on charges of bribery, conspiracy and official misconduct. Twelve other people, including the City Council president, the chairman of the zoning board and the former housing authority director, also were arrested after an investigation that one official said showed this seaside resort was "up for sale."
BUSINESS
July 1, 1990 | TOM FURLONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Developer Donald J. Trump's financial problems are rooted deeply in the faded seaside resort of Atlantic City, N.J., where he has such a high profile that the town has gotten the nickname of "Trump City." Trump's extensive gambling operations there were once thought to be the cash machines that would sustain his financial empire, but it was not to be.
NEWS
March 2, 1986 | NANCY SHULINS, Associated Press and
The Parker Bros. people showed up here recently to propose a theme park based on Monopoly, the real estate trading game modeled after the streets, utilities and railroads of Atlantic City. "They were very nice to us," recalled Mayor James L. Usry, who heard them out, then turned them down. "No one's missing their meals and not having a place to stay in Monopoly," he said with mounting irritation. "This is not a game. This is real life."
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