September 13, 2009 |
Christopher Kelly, a key figure in the federal corruption investigation of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has died. A onetime confidant and top fundraiser for Blagojevich, Kelly was accused of using his office to leverage campaign donations and benefits for himself and his family. In a surprise move Tuesday, a day before his scheduled trial, the roofing business owner pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud as part of a kickback scheme to illegally obtain $8.5 million in work at O'Hare International Airport.
March 1, 1997
Shea Anderson made a layup with 41 seconds to play in overtime that put eighth-ranked Long Beach Poly ahead to stay in a 59-54 victory over Simi Valley in Southern Section Division I-AA quarterfinal at Royal High. Simi Valley's Branduinn Fullove missed a three-pointer with eight seconds left in overtime and the long rebound went to Poly's Malachi Edwards, who made two free throws with three seconds to play for the final margin. Simi Valley (23-4) missed all four shots in overtime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1990 |
Councilman John Kelly, a key figure on the tumultuous City Council, says his Irish blood has served him well in local politics. "There's an old saying that an Irishman's heart is not at peace unless he's in the middle of a fight," Kelly said. "That could be true." Kelly, who waged four campaigns before being elected to the City Council in 1986, now faces a fight: his first try at reelection. Because Councilman Ronald B. Hoesterey resigned last year and Councilwoman Ursula E.
January 30, 1993 |
His name is Adam Lingner, but hey, just call him Super Snapper. I mean, why not? This guy has been to more Super Bowls than O.J. Simpson, Walter Payton, Eric Dickerson, Herschel Walker, Randall Cunningham and Bo Jackson combined. Is it his fault that he has played in 162 NFL games and made the starting lineup once ? That he never catches, carries or kicks a football and makes tackles only by accident? That his uniform is cleaner than a cheerleader's?
February 22, 1998
DODGERS Where: Holman Stadium, Vero Beach, Fla. 1997 finish: 88-74, second place, N.L. West Spring Training schedule: Key off-season acquisitions: shortstop Jose Vizcaino. Key off-season losses: Outfielder Brett Butler, pitchers Todd Worrell and Tom Candiotti. Questions to answer in Spring: Who will be the fifth starter? Can Antonio Osuna handle the closer role? Is it possible to make room someplace for Paul Konerko? Can Todd Hollandsworth and Roger Cedeno become everyday players?
April 24, 1987 |
The President and his wife and 2,000 of this city's elite were upstaged Wednesday night by the mere appearance of a slender young woman in a strapless multi-colored dress. Fawn Hall, the former secretary to Lt. Col. Oliver North, was easily the center of attraction at the jam-packed Washington Hilton ballroom at the annual dinner of the White House Correspondents Assn.