February 20, 1985 |
John A. Zaccaro, husband of Democratic vice presidential nominee Geraldine A. Ferraro, was ordered today to perform 150 hours of community service for his role in an illegal scheme to buy five apartment houses. Zaccaro's chief lawyer said his client was prosecuted because of who he was, not what he did. Zaccaro, 51, pleaded guilty Jan. 7 to a misdemeanor fraud charge involving inflating his own assets and the value of several buildings while negotiating a real estate deal for a client.
September 28, 1988 |
--After 90 days under house arrest, John A. Zaccaro Jr., convicted of selling cocaine, will be free to leave his posh apartment in Burlington, Vt., state officials said. Deputy Corrections Department Commissioner Thomas Perras said Zaccaro had to serve only 90 days of the 120-day sentence because he was given credit for "good time." He began the sentence July 1. Zaccaro, 24, the son of 1984 Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine A.
August 16, 1988 |
Gov. Madeleine M. Kunin has asked for a review of a state corrections program that has allowed John A. Zaccaro Jr. to spend his four-month prison term for selling cocaine by living in a $1,500-a-month apartment. Louis Berney, a spokesman for the governor, said Monday that Kunin believes the overall program is outstanding but that she is concerned about inequities in living accommodations among participants. Zaccaro, the son of former Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine A.
September 12, 1989 |
--Cajun chef John Folse picked up a new customer last week, when he prepared a Vatican state dinner for Roman Catholic bishops and cardinals. Folse said he now will be sending a bucket of seafood gumbo each month to Pope John Paul II. "Here's a guy from Poland running the Vatican, and he loves seafood gumbo from Louisiana!" Folse said after his return home. " 'Gumbah'--that's what he called it." Folse said he met the Pope, who did not attend the dinner, during a private audience.
October 10, 1986 |
John A. Zaccaro pleaded not guilty to bribery charges Thursday and his wife, Geraldine A. Ferraro, said his trial would end "the nightmare we've been living" since her race for vice president. The charges involve a bribe Zaccaro allegedly demanded from a cable television company in exchange for a franchise in Queens. The indictment charges that Zaccaro was peddling his influence with Donald Manes, the Queens borough president who committed suicide in March amid reports of corruption.
May 7, 1989 |
London already had its share of royalty, but now it is also home to an emperor. Ahma Selassie I announced his ascension to the Imperial Throne of Ethiopia, a throne last held by his father, Haile Selassie, who was deposed in a 1974 military coup that established the Marxist government that rules his country. Surrounded by his family in his London apartment, the Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah claimed the throne wearing a blue suit and sitting on a simple chair. The members of the royal court-in-exile said they believe that the current government will not last in Ethiopia, which is one of the world's poorest countries, is torn by civil war and has repeatedly suffered from famine.
January 6, 1998 |
For years, Geraldine A. Ferraro was a Democratic politician, eventually becoming the first woman nominated as vice president by either major political party. Then she became a media star--the voice on the left for CNN's contentious "Crossfire" program. Now, she's back in politics. At three press conferences around the state Monday, the former congresswoman from Queens announced her plans to challenge Republican Sen. Alfonse M.
August 15, 1988 |
--John A. Zaccaro Jr.'s $1,500-a-month luxury apartment in Vermont wouldn't be so unusual were it not for the fact that that is where he's serving his four-month prison term for selling cocaine. His apartment, which is sanctioned by the state Corrections Department under its house arrest program, also comes with maid service, cable television and use of a nearby YMCA. Zaccaro, 24, is the son of Geraldine A.
December 12, 1985 |
Former Democratic vice presidential nominee Geraldine A. Ferraro, blaming a still-incomplete Justice Department investigation of her congressional financial reports, announced Wednesday that she would not seek the Senate seat held by New York Republican Alfonse M. D'Amato. "There was only one factor in this decision," Ferraro told a news conference in her home neighborhood of Queens. "Had the U.S. Justice Department investigation been completed, I would have been a candidate."
July 17, 1985 |
--Every day in Chicago after the final school bell rings, Sister Ann Heintz's kids go to work--investigating gangs, the cocaine trade and once, even, a pornography ring. The kids are amateur reporters. Their boss is a nun. And their monthly newspaper, New Expression, is a citywide tabloid for and about teen-agers that boasts a readership of 120,000. But "this is a real-world newspaper," Sister Heintz said. "It's not a high school newspaper."