July 2, 1994
Six witnesses took the stand in the O.J. Simpson preliminary hearing Friday, bringing to 10 the number of people who have testified. Friday's witnesses: 1: KAREN LEE CRAWFORD, manager and bartender at Mezzaluna restaurant. Said she found the glasses left by Nicole Simpson's mother and gave them to Ronald Goldman. 2: STEWART TANNER, waiter and bartender at Mezzaluna. Said he was planning to meet Goldman after work on the evening of the killings. Goldman never showed up.
October 14, 1995 |
Set against today's heightened sense of racial divide, the irony in tonight's HBO movie, "The Affair," a World War II-era drama about a tragic interracial liaison, is inescapable. In this "inspired by true events" saga, a black G.I. stationed in a small British town suffers injustice and betrayal, paying the ultimate price for his love affair with an unhappily married white woman.
July 9, 1994
A look at the time frames provided during court testimony in the O.J. Simpson case. Many of the witnesses said the times are approximate: 9 p.m.: Ron Goldman's co-workers at Mezzaluna restaurant: 9:50 p.m.: Goldman leaves carrying glasses for Nicole Simpson. Guest house tenant Brian (Kato) Kaelin: 9:45 p.m.: Returns to estate with Simpson after going out together for fast food. * 10 p.m.: Nicole Simpson's neighbors: Pablo Fenjves, 10:15 to 10:20 p.m.: Hears dog wailing. Steven Schwab, 10:55 p.m.
February 8, 1995
UCLA law professor Peter Arenella and Loyola University law professor Laurie Levenson offer their take on the Simpson trial. Joining them is Los Angeles defense lawyer Albert De Blanc Jr., who will rotate with other experts as the case moves forward. Today's topic: The prosecution tries to establish the time of the killings. PETER ARENELLA On the prosecution: "Time is critical. Prosecutors must prove that the murders occurred close to 10:15 to show that O.J.
October 11, 1995 |
Fate. We spend our lives hoping for the best, bracing for the worst, preparing and planning as if the present were some sort of dress rehearsal for tomorrow. We know better. Or we should. When destiny smiles, so do we, satisfied that we deserved it. When fate frowns, we can only ask why. Of all the whys in the O.J. Simpson case, one of the most vexing is why it made so many complete strangers instantly familiar to us, not for their heroics but for their roles in dissecting a tragedy.