April 6, 2008
Chartwell in Kent, one of the homes of Winston Churchill, provides an intimate portrait of the British leader. It was the inspiration for many of his paintings. Chartwell in Kent, Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent, Britain TN16 1PS; 011-44-1732-866-368, www.nationaltrust.org .uk. Tours $23. Roberta Hopkins Rossmoor
June 11, 2009 |
The House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved four articles of impeachment against U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent of Texas in an attempt to remove him from office for lying about sexually assaulting two women. If the full House approves the impeachment, the Senate would conduct the trial. The impeachment articles allege that Kent, 59, sexually assaulted two female employees and lied about the assaults to a federal court of appeals investigative committee, twice to the FBI, and to Justice Department officials.
February 24, 2009 |
A federal judge pleaded guilty in Houston to lying to investigators about sexually abusing his secretary; in exchange, prosecutors dropped five charges alleging he groped the secretary and another female court employee. U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent is the first federal judge ever charged with a sex crime. As part of the plea agreement, he admitted he tried to force his former case manager into unwanted sex acts in August 2003 and March 2007, and did the same with his secretary from 2004 through at least 2005.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1998
Re George V. Kent's Nov. 13 letter ("German Monument") in which he pointedly asks, "Why single out Berlin?": Nothing would please me more than to see the people of the world's various capital cities erect just such a series of monuments as those suggested by Kent. While it has become vogue to pity Native Americans, we continue to use $20 bills with President Andrew Jackson's face on them; and though President Clinton and his ilk mouth words about "never again," few lift a finger while atrocities do occur again and again.
July 16, 2000
Wow. Now you can actually buy lunch with the increase to $15 a day for jury duty pay (July 12). Are these people serious? How about this: Compensate people to whatever their current wage is. Then at least they won't feel so insulted and the government might even get a real jury pool. KENT A. DEL ROSSO Culver City
March 7, 1985
Scottish miners ended a revolt against their union, obeying a union directive calling for a halt to Britain's yearlong coal strike. The National Coal Board said 95% of the nation's miners--about 176,000 men--were back on the job. But about 3,000 miners in Yorkshire, the militant heartland of the dispute, and 1,700 in Kent in southeast England continued to defy the back-to-work directive.