September 26, 1991 |
Hundreds of reporters, television crews, AIDS activists and right-wing stalwarts will jostle into a Capitol Hill hearing room this morning to watch a frail young woman, a hair's breadth from death, indict the public health establishment for allowing her dentist to infect her with AIDS. At the center of the tumult will be Rep. William E.
September 20, 1991 |
Robert M. Gates, President Bush's nominee to head the CIA, was in the "universe of people" at the agency who knew in 1986 that White House adviser Oliver L. North was providing support to the Nicaraguan resistance movement, an ex-CIA official said Thursday. Alan D. Fiers Jr.
September 12, 1997 |
National Security Advisor Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger testified Thursday that sloppy White House procedures allowed some Democratic donors with questionable reputations--and their foreign guests--to meet with President Clinton and his top aides. But Berger, the highest-ranking White House aide to appear before the Senate fund-raising hearings to date, insisted that the visits did not influence U.S.
October 15, 1991 |
Texas businessman John N. Doggett III, who strode into the spotlight of the Clarence Thomas controversy to allege that Anita Faye Hill "fantasized" about him, is a bright, self-assured professional, but also given to self-promotion and pomposity, those who know him said Monday. The 43-year-old management consultant and part-time professor from Austin, Tex.
December 7, 1995 |
An Oregon mother, her voice filled with emotion, told a congressional panel Wednesday how her son was so anguished over society's intolerance toward gays like himself that he killed himself by leaping off a freeway overpass and into the path of an 18-wheel truck. "Bobby needed an education free of the nagging fear that his difference would be discovered," Mary Griffith testified. "He needed to be respected and valued by his family and his community."
May 18, 1996 |
Republicans on the Senate Whitewater Committee charged Friday that there were flaws and limits in an official report the White House has claimed clears President and Mrs. Clinton of wrongdoing in the Whitewater case. The focus of the committee's attention was a report prepared for the Resolution Trust Corp. at a cost of nearly $4 million by a San Francisco-based law firm that spent two years examining Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan, the failed Little Rock, Ark.
October 18, 1991 |
Two state inspectors, describing the regulation of California funeral homes as a "joke," testified Thursday that their critical inspection reports on mortuaries were routinely ignored by supervisors who took no action. Donald Hudgens, an inspector with the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, said state regulation of the industry has been so lax that funeral homes often repeatedly violate rules because they know that no disciplinary action will be filed against them.
January 28, 1996 |
Still plenty hard-nosed, like one of his hellbent heroes, Edward Dmytryk isn't ready to concede that he entered into the Hollywood version of a Faustian bargain to save his skin. "Oh, God, that's the way the left-wing journalists have always described it," moans the 87-year-old filmmaker between classes at USC, where he teaches directing and editing. "That's all bolshi talk."
October 14, 1991 |
The announcement that Anita Faye Hill had taken and passed a lie detector test on her allegations of sexual harassment against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas caused an uproar Sunday on the Senate Judiciary Committee, but experts were quick to point out that while the polygraph is considered a valuable investigative tool its accuracy can vary widely.
October 3, 1991 |
Willie Harris, once a strong, able-bodied serviceman with plans to play professional basketball, testified Wednesday that Air Force doctors wrecked his knees--along with his career plans--by administering repeated injections of cortisone.