April 9, 2000 |
A former lead detective in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case says he believes the murdered girl's mother wrote the ransom note that was in the family home the day her body was found. In an interview airing Monday on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America," Steve Thomas, who resigned in protest of what he called the lack of aggressive prosecution of the case, said Patsy Ramsey wrote the note.
May 1, 1999 |
A sheriff's deputy based at Columbine High School was told to keep an eye on Eric Harris, and did so for a year, reporting back that he saw no signs of impending trouble, authorities said Friday.
August 23, 1989 |
They found his squad car in a parking lot between some warehouses at 3:30 in the morning. Motor running, emergency flashers on, driver's door open, radio still crackling. But four days have passed now, and still there is no trace of Officer David Hayhurst, no clue about what happened to a routine cop on a routine night doing a routine job. "This is just unheard of," said his commander, Capt. Mike O'Neill. Hayhurst had asked for a special assignment last Thursday when he reported for his 7 p.m.
September 26, 1993 |
John Denver has been sentenced to sing at a benefit concert to settle drunk-driving charges after he pleaded guilty to driving while his ability was impaired. The 49-year-old performer was originally charged with driving under the influence, but prosecutors agreed to let him plead guilty to the lesser charge. The longtime resident of this Rocky Mountain ski resort has until March 8 to complete the typical sentence of 28 hours of public service, which will include doing the benefit.
October 2, 2000 |
NBC's ratings for the Sydney Olympics dropped to a new low for a second consecutive night. Saturday's show, which included four track relay finals and live coverage of the men's basketball final on the East Coast, drew a 10.5 rating and 20 share. That is a tenth of a point lower than Friday's rating, dropping the cumulative Nielsen number to 14. These are the lowest-rated Summer Olympics since 1964, when only 14 hours of the Tokyo Games were televised.
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August 25, 2000 |
The godfather of Jesse James Hollywood surrendered to Colorado police after allegedly helping him evade arrest in connection with the murder of a 15-year-old West Hills boy, authorities said Thursday. Richard Dispenza, 47, of Woodland Park, a small town near Colorado Springs, turned himself in late Wednesday and was booked on suspicion of harboring a fugitive, a felony. He posted $5,000 bail, police said.