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.
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."
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 30, 1996 |
Mark E. Middleton, a little-known, 34-year-old ex-White House aide from Arkansas, was responsible for arranging a controversial encounter between President Clinton and Liu Tai-ying, the chief financial manager of Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang Party, in September 1995, officials said Tuesday. Middleton's role came to light as White House officials acknowledged for the first time that the president had a brief, unscheduled meeting with Liu at a crucial juncture in U.S.-Taiwan relations.