February 16, 2001 |
Keith Sweat led a night of familiar, unsurprising modern R&B formula at the Universal Amphitheatre on Wednesday. And yet with the help of support acts Dave Hollister and Pru, the Valentine's Day concert enjoyed a welcome burst of raw energy, tapping a vein of soul and gospel along with Sweat's own slick tear-jerkers.
November 3, 1996 |
A second witness to a 1995 meeting between a top official of the ruling Kuomintang Party and Mark Middleton, a former White House staffer, says he doesn't remember an alleged offer of a $15-million donation to President Clinton's campaign. But the Harvard-educated lawyer, Fred K. Li, said Middleton, 34, presented himself as a political fund-raiser close to the White House. "According to my recollection," Li said in a statement issued late Saturday, "although Mr.
November 16, 1996 |
White House officials announced Friday they have found evidence that Mark Middleton, a former presidential aide, abused his White House access to impress business clients. He has been barred from entering the executive mansion without high-level approval, they said. The decision came in response to indications that Middleton, a former aide to presidential advisor Thomas F. "Mack" McLarty, had flaunted his White House connections in an effort to become an international deal-maker.
July 30, 1997 |
Speaking haltingly in Mandarin, two women who gave $28,000 in illegal donations to the Democrats testified Tuesday that they signed checks--at the behest of an associate of fund-raiser Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie--that unbeknownst to them ended up in party coffers. Yue F.
December 19, 1996 |
Former Arkansas restaurant owner Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie, who was responsible for collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars of questionable contributions to President Clinton's legal defense fund, has been a frequent visitor to the White House in recent years, according to records released Wednesday. The records show that Trie, 48, a close friend of the president for many years, had visited the executive mansion at least 23 times since January 1993, and perhaps more.
October 10, 1997 |
Shortly after he was selected by President Clinton to lead an ambitious $40-million fund-raising drive for the Democratic Party, Texas oil magnate Truman Arnold alerted the White House to a prospective donor with deep pockets. Nemir Kirdar "needs 5 minutes with [the president]," Arnold said in an April 26, 1995, telephone message left for then-Deputy Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles. "We think he's good for a solid million."