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January 18, 1998 | From Associated Press
U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes, who rose from poverty to become the state's first black representative and went on to head the congressional panel that investigated the assassination of President Kennedy, announced Saturday he will retire at the end of the year. "It is probably the most difficult decision I have had to make in the last 30 years," Stokes told a room packed with supporters.
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November 22, 1998 | Associated Press
Democratic state Sen. Jeffrey Johnson has been convicted of demanding money from grocers in exchange for his help in getting licenses to sell liquor and lottery tickets. Johnson, 39, was convicted Friday of three counts of violating the federal Hobbs Act, which prohibits public officials from using their office to extort money. He faces up to 20 years in prison. He said he would appeal the verdict.
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February 21, 1997 | From Associated Press
Thirty-five years to the day after becoming the first American in orbit, Sen. John Glenn (D-Ohio) confirmed Thursday that he would not seek a fifth term. At Muskingum College chapel in the town where he grew up, he told about 500 supporters and students that, although he wanted to continue to serve, "there is still no cure for the common birthday." " . . . Another term in the Senate would take me at the end of that term to the age of 83. For that reason and for that reason alone . . .
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October 17, 1998 | From Associated Press
With the $500-billion spending deal hanging in the balance, the White House brandished a last-minute veto threat because of a road construction dispute at the center of a hotly contested Ohio congressional election campaign, Democratic and Republican sources said. House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) swiftly backed down, and the measure, which threatened to damage the political chances of a Clinton ally, was removed, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
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October 24, 1990 | PAUL HOUSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Donald E. (Buz) Lukens (R-Ohio), facing a fresh charge of sexual misconduct, reportedly will resign his House seat today under pressure from House Republican leaders concerned about one more pre-election blow to Congress' already battered image. "There'll be a resignation by tomorrow," House Minority Leader Robert H. Michel (R-Ill.
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October 17, 1998 | From Associated Press
With the $500-billion spending deal hanging in the balance, the White House brandished a last-minute veto threat because of a road construction dispute at the center of a hotly contested Ohio congressional election campaign, Democratic and Republican sources said. House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) swiftly backed down, and the measure, which threatened to damage the political chances of a Clinton ally, was removed, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
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November 22, 1998 | Associated Press
Democratic state Sen. Jeffrey Johnson has been convicted of demanding money from grocers in exchange for his help in getting licenses to sell liquor and lottery tickets. Johnson, 39, was convicted Friday of three counts of violating the federal Hobbs Act, which prohibits public officials from using their office to extort money. He faces up to 20 years in prison. He said he would appeal the verdict.
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September 30, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former Rep. Mary Rose Oakar (D-Ohio) has agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanors involving campaign fund-raising as part of a plea bargain, the Justice Department said. The government filed a two-count criminal information in U.S. District Court, along with Oakar's agreement to pay a $32,000 fine and plead guilty to conspiracy and a campaign-law violation.
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February 23, 1995 | Associated Press
Former Rep. Mary Rose Oakar was indicted Wednesday on charges of lying to the FBI, filing false financial statements and using the now-defunct House bank to convert public money to her own use. Oakar was indicted on seven counts, including conspiracy. One of her nephews, Joseph DeMio, also was indicted on a conspiracy count. Another nephew, Ignatius DeMio, agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy misdemeanor.
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November 21, 1995 | LYNN SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Karen Adams of West Covina saw the snapshot of the two black-haired babies with pink bows, she said she felt a flower blossom in her heart. They were her granddaughters, but she had never seen them because they had been given away to adoptive parents half a continent away. No matter how well the couple cares for them, Adams, a descendant of Native Americans from a Northern California Pomo tribe, said the twins, now 2, don't belong with outsiders.
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January 18, 1998 | From Associated Press
U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes, who rose from poverty to become the state's first black representative and went on to head the congressional panel that investigated the assassination of President Kennedy, announced Saturday he will retire at the end of the year. "It is probably the most difficult decision I have had to make in the last 30 years," Stokes told a room packed with supporters.
NEWS
September 30, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former Rep. Mary Rose Oakar (D-Ohio) has agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanors involving campaign fund-raising as part of a plea bargain, the Justice Department said. The government filed a two-count criminal information in U.S. District Court, along with Oakar's agreement to pay a $32,000 fine and plead guilty to conspiracy and a campaign-law violation.
NEWS
February 21, 1997 | From Associated Press
Thirty-five years to the day after becoming the first American in orbit, Sen. John Glenn (D-Ohio) confirmed Thursday that he would not seek a fifth term. At Muskingum College chapel in the town where he grew up, he told about 500 supporters and students that, although he wanted to continue to serve, "there is still no cure for the common birthday." " . . . Another term in the Senate would take me at the end of that term to the age of 83. For that reason and for that reason alone . . .
NEWS
February 23, 1995 | Associated Press
Former Rep. Mary Rose Oakar was indicted Wednesday on charges of lying to the FBI, filing false financial statements and using the now-defunct House bank to convert public money to her own use. Oakar was indicted on seven counts, including conspiracy. One of her nephews, Joseph DeMio, also was indicted on a conspiracy count. Another nephew, Ignatius DeMio, agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy misdemeanor.
NEWS
October 24, 1990 | PAUL HOUSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Donald E. (Buz) Lukens (R-Ohio), facing a fresh charge of sexual misconduct, reportedly will resign his House seat today under pressure from House Republican leaders concerned about one more pre-election blow to Congress' already battered image. "There'll be a resignation by tomorrow," House Minority Leader Robert H. Michel (R-Ill.
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June 4, 1995 | DAVID FOSTER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Yes, he's a convicted murderer. Yes, he's a big, muscular guy. Yes, the barbells he hefts each day in a prison gym make him even bigger and stronger. But inmate Paul Douglas Crawford sees no reason for people to consider him a menace--nor any reason to ban weightlifting in prisons, as some lawmakers in Congress and several states are suggesting. "This isn't about violence," said Crawford, taking a breather during a recent weightlifting competition at the Clallam Bay Corrections Center.
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