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November 28, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal court rejected a bid by Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr., a former mayor of Providence, to stay out of prison while he appeals his corruption conviction. Cianci, 61, was found guilty in June and sentenced to more than five years for his part in a City Hall bribery scheme. He is to report to prison on Dec. 6.
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November 22, 2013
Here's a good fare from LAX to Providence, R.I., which can also be an alternate airport for Boston, about 60 miles northeast: $256 round trip, including all taxes and fees, on United. Providence, Rhode Island's capital, was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, who named it for “God's merciful providence.” To get this fare to Providence, you must purchase your ticket at least 14 days in advance; there is no minimum stay, and you may travel any day of the week through April 30. Availability may be limited.
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NATIONAL
September 10, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The Providence Archdiocese said it has reached a $13.5-million settlement with 36 people who say they were molested as youngsters by members of the clergy. "This is a day long sought that brings to an end the difficult and often contentious process of litigation ....," Bishop Robert E. Mulvee said in a statement. The settlement covers all but two of 38 men and women who sued in the early 1990s, accusing 11 priests and a nun of abuse. Negotiations are continuing in the last two cases.
NATIONAL
February 24, 2011
The school board of Rhode Island's financially troubled capital city has voted to send termination letters to all of its nearly 2,000 teachers after city officials said the move would give them "maximum flexibility" to make budget cuts. State law requires school departments to notify teachers by March 1 if they'll be laid off the following school year. Providence teachers received notices of potential layoffs before the board met Thursday night and voted 4-3 on sending termination letters.
NATIONAL
October 12, 2005 | From Associated Press
The Supreme Court rejected a request Tuesday by former Providence Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr. to review his corruption conviction, probably exhausting the appeals process for the city's longtime leader. Cianci, 64, is serving a five-year, four-month sentence for racketeering conspiracy. His conviction followed an FBI probe into corruption at City Hall, where prosecutors had cast him as the head of an administration plagued by corruption.
NATIONAL
February 24, 2011
The school board of Rhode Island's financially troubled capital city has voted to send termination letters to all of its nearly 2,000 teachers after city officials said the move would give them "maximum flexibility" to make budget cuts. State law requires school departments to notify teachers by March 1 if they'll be laid off the following school year. Providence teachers received notices of potential layoffs before the board met Thursday night and voted 4-3 on sending termination letters.
NEWS
November 22, 2013
Here's a good fare from LAX to Providence, R.I., which can also be an alternate airport for Boston, about 60 miles northeast: $256 round trip, including all taxes and fees, on United. Providence, Rhode Island's capital, was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, who named it for “God's merciful providence.” To get this fare to Providence, you must purchase your ticket at least 14 days in advance; there is no minimum stay, and you may travel any day of the week through April 30. Availability may be limited.
SPORTS
March 18, 1989 | From Associated Press
In the first 13 minutes of the second half, Rutgers stopped B.J. Armstrong. In the next four minutes, Armstrong stopped Rutgers' season. Armstrong matched his career-high 35 points and teamed with backcourt partner Roy Marble to lead a 19-0 second-half run that carried 14th-ranked Iowa to an 87-73 victory Friday in the first round of the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. East Regional at Providence, R.I.
SPORTS
March 20, 1989 | ALAN GOLDSTEIN, Baltimore Sun
Coach John Thompson had seen enough. Charles Smith, his All-American senior guard, was not playing well Sunday against Notre Dame in the second round of the East regionals of National Collegiate Athletic Assn. tournament. Smith was playing tentatively after Friday night's surprisingly close game against Princeton when he scored four points and made two of 12 shots.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2003 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
Life in the shadows can be a cold place after a career in the limelight. Just ask Dave Garofalo. A year after pleading guilty to a felony and 15 misdemeanors for voting on matters benefiting companies that bought advertising from his publishing business, the former Huntington Beach mayor has logged more than 200 hours of community service and remains on probation.
NATIONAL
October 12, 2005 | From Associated Press
The Supreme Court rejected a request Tuesday by former Providence Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr. to review his corruption conviction, probably exhausting the appeals process for the city's longtime leader. Cianci, 64, is serving a five-year, four-month sentence for racketeering conspiracy. His conviction followed an FBI probe into corruption at City Hall, where prosecutors had cast him as the head of an administration plagued by corruption.
NATIONAL
November 28, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal court rejected a bid by Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr., a former mayor of Providence, to stay out of prison while he appeals his corruption conviction. Cianci, 61, was found guilty in June and sentenced to more than five years for his part in a City Hall bribery scheme. He is to report to prison on Dec. 6.
NATIONAL
September 10, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The Providence Archdiocese said it has reached a $13.5-million settlement with 36 people who say they were molested as youngsters by members of the clergy. "This is a day long sought that brings to an end the difficult and often contentious process of litigation ....," Bishop Robert E. Mulvee said in a statement. The settlement covers all but two of 38 men and women who sued in the early 1990s, accusing 11 priests and a nun of abuse. Negotiations are continuing in the last two cases.
NATIONAL
September 5, 2002 | From Associated Press
With Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci looking at the possibility of prison, the Democrats vying to succeed him are distancing themselves from him while embracing some of the causes that made him so popular. The four candidates face off in a primary Tuesday, four days after Cianci is to be sentenced. He could get up to 20 years for his role in a scheme in which city jobs, contracts and tax breaks could be had for bribes.
NEWS
April 4, 2001 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vincent A. "Buddy" Cianci Jr., this city's ever-colorful mayor, vowed Tuesday to hold tight to his office while he fights a 30-count indictment on federal racketeering and corruption charges. The 97-page indictment, handed down late Monday, charges Cianci and five others--including two of his closest aides--with racketeering, conspiracy, extortion, mail fraud and witness tampering. Cianci and his co-defendants are alleged to have taken more than $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1993 | Compiled for The Times by Erik Hamilton
Thanks to the media, I'm not really sure about L.A. The media have a way of destroying any positive view of the city. It (the media) shows the negative parts and events that have and do shape L.A. But despite the media's perception, some of my family members who live there say it's not as bad as it's painted out to be. Don't get me wrong, it was probably bad during the riots. And I'm sure the racial tension between the many cultural groups there can be felt. But I'm a stranger to L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1993 | Compiled for The Times by Erik Hamilton
Thanks to the media, I'm not really sure about L.A. The media have a way of destroying any positive view of the city. It (the media) shows the negative parts and events that have and do shape L.A. But despite the media's perception, some of my family members who live there say it's not as bad as it's painted out to be. Don't get me wrong, it was probably bad during the riots. And I'm sure the racial tension between the many cultural groups there can be felt. But I'm a stranger to L.A.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 1991 | RANDY LEWIS
It is a private, nonprofit corporation that gets no government funds. It seats about 3,000 people and is the premiere concert hall in its community, offering regional and touring classical music and dance ensembles along with touring Broadway musicals. Built through efforts led by some of the area's oldest and richest property owners, it is in a market where the dominant city is an hour away. And it allowed neither contemporary pop nor rock music.
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