November 3, 2004 |
Former Mayor Marion Barry, who served prison time on a drug charge a decade ago, secured his comeback Tuesday, winning a City Council seat to represent the U.S. capital's poorest area. Barry, a four-time Democratic mayor and one of Washington's most controversial and well-known politicians, easily won the election in Ward 8 with 95% of the vote. "I've been knocked down. Some folks said I got pushed down, I pulled myself down.
September 16, 2004 |
Marion Barry is the Lazarus of District of Columbia politics: Just when you think he's politically dead, he rises -- most recently on Tuesday in a City Council primary, trouncing his opponent with 57% of the vote in a city where winning the Democratic nomination is tantamount to victory in November. From the praise heard outside Barry's campaign headquarters Wednesday, it was clear this was about more than the return of a former four-term mayor.
June 13, 2004 |
Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry, whose political career survived a drug arrest and prison sentence, said Saturday he was running for the city council. He will seek the seat on the District of Columbia Council for the city's Ward 8, a southeastern Washington area of mostly poor people that long has served as his political base. Barry, 68, announced his comeback effort before supporters outside his campaign headquarters. Many called him "mayor."
January 24, 2004 |
Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry is in the hospital with stomach pains and fever. Barry, 67, said he checked into Howard University Hospital Sunday, two days after returning from a visit to the west African nation of Togo. Doctors believe his illness may have been caused by something he ate or drank. Barry said he has recovered enough to work as an investment bond consultant by telephone.
June 4, 2002 |
Chris Rock, the comedian who turned Marion Barry into a punch line, will executive produce a TV movie for HBO about the former Washington mayor. Jamie Foxx is ready to take the lead role on "Livin' for the City: The Marion Barry Story." It's scheduled to start shooting around Washington, D.C., and Baltimore in the early fall. Barry, who had just got his hands on a copy of the script late Friday, blasted it as "outrageous," his spokeswoman told the Washington Post.
March 25, 2002 |
U.S. Park Police, using a preliminary field test, found apparent traces of marijuana and cocaine in former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry's car while he was parked in a remote part of southwest Washington, authorities said this weekend. No arrest was made in the incident, which began about 9 p.m. Thursday as Barry sat in a Jaguar, which he told police was his. The amounts of drugs allegedly detected in a police field test were described as too small to support a prosecution.