March 3, 1995 |
Rosa Lopez, the Salvadoran housekeeper whose testimony has occupied the murder trial of O.J. Simpson for nearly a week, admitted under cross-examination Thursday that she has given contradictory statements and that her recollections of some times, dates, conversations and other events are cloudy. Lopez--who mostly remained calm on the stand but who fidgeted at times, twitching one leg and glancing around the courtroom under a persistent cross-examination by Deputy Dist. Atty. Christopher A.
June 11, 1996 |
Sometimes the real world does not wait for the magic of 18 or 21. Sometimes it sneaks in early, taps a kid on the shoulder and starts issuing demands. And then a 15-year-old boy stakes out a spot among grown men and waits on a corner for work. A 12-year-old spends her evenings and weekends selling clothes at a swap meet. These are the youngest members of the American labor force, pushed into the work world by economic necessity.