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July 27, 1990 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI
Despite assurances that Shoal Creek Country Club, site of next month's PGA Championship, could soon include black members, tournament organizers remain fearful of demonstrations and continued advertising backlash. Birmingham, Ala., Mayor Richard Arrington, who is black, received a pledge from the club's board of governors that blacks would be actively recruited and possibly approved for membership within the year. Arrington pleaded Thursday with organizers of a planned protest to reconsider.
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January 25, 1992 | From Associated Press
Mayor Richard Arrington agreed Friday to give his personal appointment records to a federal judge and was freed from prison after spending a day behind bars. "It's not been great fun," Arrington said. The records were given to U.S. District Judge Edwin L. Nelson, who held Arrington in contempt a week ago, said the mayor's attorney, Donald Watkins. "I have learned that he has purged himself of contempt," U.S. Atty. Frank Donaldson said.
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January 25, 1992 | From Associated Press
Mayor Richard Arrington agreed Friday to give his personal appointment records to a federal judge and was freed from prison after spending a day behind bars. "It's not been great fun," Arrington said. The records were given to U.S. District Judge Edwin L. Nelson, who held Arrington in contempt a week ago, said the mayor's attorney, Donald Watkins. "I have learned that he has purged himself of contempt," U.S. Atty. Frank Donaldson said.
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January 24, 1992 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Arrington, the first black mayor of this city that became a symbol of the civil rights battles of the 1960s, went to prison for contempt of court Thursday amid emotional charges that he was railroaded because of his race.
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July 26, 1990 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to shield the PGA Championship from scheduled protests and prevent further corporate advertising defections, Mayor Richard Arrington of Birmingham, Ala., will announce today that controversial Shoal Creek Country Club, site of next month's tournament, has indicated it will accept blacks as members.
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January 24, 1992 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Arrington, the first black mayor of this city that became a symbol of the civil rights battles of the 1960s, went to prison for contempt of court Thursday amid emotional charges that he was railroaded because of his race.
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October 15, 1987 | Associated Press
Richard Arrington, the first black mayor of Alabama's largest city, has defeated three opponents to win his third four-year term. With 84 of the city's 86 ballot boxes counted in Tuesday's election, Arrington had 50,384 votes, or 63%.
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June 21, 1992 | Associated Press
The state's largest city, which was the focal point of 1960s civil rights demonstrations, has its first black police chief. Johnnie Johnson, 50, was selected by Mayor Richard Arrington, the city's first black mayor. "I stand for making blacks' lives better, but I'll be the chief of the whole city," Johnson said. The choice was approved Friday by the county personnel board.
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June 1, 1989
Birmingham, Ala., Mayor Richard Arrington asked that a special state prosecutor be appointed to determine whether federal agents illegally tried to frame him and other black Birmingham officials. The mayor says a developer, Robert Moussalem, told him FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents were trying to entrap Arrington in a phony land deal. Moussalem, who has been charged with bribery, says agents were after Arrington and other black officials from Alabama's largest city, including City Council President William Bell, Councilman Jeff Germany and state Rep. John Rogers.
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July 27, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Birmingham, Ala., Police Chief Arthur Deutcsh was sentenced to the maximum one year in jail for tampering with records of the arrest of Mayor Richard Arrington's daughter. Deutcsh was also fined $2,000 for altering jail documents involved in the July, 1990, arrest of Erica Arrington, then 18. She was arrested on three misdemeanor charges after a disturbance in Birmingham's Southside nightclub district. The charges were later dismissed.
SPORTS
July 27, 1990 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI
Despite assurances that Shoal Creek Country Club, site of next month's PGA Championship, could soon include black members, tournament organizers remain fearful of demonstrations and continued advertising backlash. Birmingham, Ala., Mayor Richard Arrington, who is black, received a pledge from the club's board of governors that blacks would be actively recruited and possibly approved for membership within the year. Arrington pleaded Thursday with organizers of a planned protest to reconsider.
SPORTS
July 26, 1990 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to shield the PGA Championship from scheduled protests and prevent further corporate advertising defections, Mayor Richard Arrington of Birmingham, Ala., will announce today that controversial Shoal Creek Country Club, site of next month's tournament, has indicated it will accept blacks as members.
SPORTS
July 28, 1990
Another sponsor, American Honda Motor Co., has withdrawn its television commercials from the PGA Championship because the host Shoal Creek Country Club has no black members. ABC said its lost ad revenue is nearing $2 million. Earlier, Toyota, IBM, Anheuser-Busch and Lincoln-Mercury said they were dropping plans to run commercials either on ABC, which will televise the final two rounds; or ESPN, which will cover the first two. Delta Airlines said it would reduce its commercial involvement.
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