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February 2, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thirty years after Sam Sheppard was acquitted of murdering his wife, a prosecutor wants an inmate's blood sample to compare with a sample found at the crime scene that was never tied to either the osteopathic surgeon or his wife, Marilyn. But Cuyahoga County prosecutor Stephanie Tubbs Jones said that doesn't mean she's reopening the case. It's only prudent, she said, to follow up on new forensic evidence and a request by Sheppard's son to take a second look at the 1954 murder.
January 7, 2005 | Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
To call attention to voting problems, California Sen. Barbara Boxer and an Ohio congresswoman forced a delay of the ceremonial count of electoral votes Thursday in a joint session of Congress called to certify President Bush's reelection victory. The protests lodged by Boxer and Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, both Democrats, spurred House and Senate debates on voting problems in Ohio, the state that decided November's election.
August 20, 1998 | From Associated Press
An inmate is claiming that the convict some suspect of killing Dr. Sam Sheppard's wife, in the case that inspired "The Fugitive," confessed to the slaying before he died. However, Cuyahoga County prosecutor Stephanie Tubbs Jones said Wednesday she does not plan to reopen the investigation, saying it is difficult to judge if the informant, convicted robber Robert Lee Parks, is believable.
December 30, 2000 | From Associated Press
LTV Corp., the nation's third-largest steel producer, filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, but a last-minute financing deal with Chase Manhattan Corp. averted an immediate shutdown. Blaming unfairly priced imports for driving steel prices to 20-year lows, LTV said it needed an infusion of cash to avoid laying off all of its 18,000 employees. "We have been able to reach an agreement with Chase whereby we will not be closing any facilities.
August 21, 2008 | From Associated Press
U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, the first black woman to represent Ohio in Congress and a strong critic of the Iraq war, died Wednesday, a hospital spokeswoman said. She was 58. Tubbs Jones died of a brain hemorrhage caused by an aneurysm that burst and left her with limited brain function, said Eileen Sheil, a spokeswoman for the Cleveland Clinic, which owns the Huron Hospital in East Cleveland where Tubbs Jones died. The liberal Democrat, first elected in 1998, suffered the hemorrhage while driving her car in Cleveland Heights on Tuesday night, said Dr. Gus Kious, president of Huron Hospital.
January 10, 2005
Re "Boxer Poses a Challenge, Briefly," Jan. 7: I'm proud of Sen. Barbara Boxer for having the courage to stand by the people she represents and am ashamed of those other Democrats who are afraid to rock the boat. If Sen. John Kerry had won Ohio, there's no doubt that most of the Republican Senate would be standing in the way of confirming him. And they'd be right too, if it were Republican neighborhoods that sorely lacked enough polling booths and had the same foul-ups as those in the Democratic neighborhoods.
May 6, 1998 | From Associated Press
A millionaire lawyer led six rivals Tuesday for the Democratic nomination to challenge North Carolina Sen. Lauch Faircloth, as Ohio and Indiana voters chose nominees to succeed retiring Sens. John Glenn, a Democrat, and Dan Coats, a Republican. Faircloth, seeking a second term, was easily renominated over two political unknowns, grabbing four of every five votes cast. On the Democratic side, 44-year-old John Edwards led with 170,931 votes, or 52%, with 63% of precincts reporting.
April 11, 2006 | From Times Wire Services
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. defended its bid to open a limited-purpose bank and took aim Monday at one of the most regularly voiced concerns about its proposal, saying it had no plans to open branches and it was committed to keeping independent banks in its stores.
December 20, 2006 | Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) named Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones on Tuesday to become chairwoman of the chamber's troubled ethics committee. The committee, formally known as the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, is expected to be under increased scrutiny in the new Congress. Democrats swept control of Congress in the November elections in part because of corruption allegations against Republicans. Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio) takes over from Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.
Here's a new way to gauge the nation's economic anxiety: Count the number of pointed exchanges in a congressional hearing with Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan. In happier economic times, Greenspan could count on a reverential reception when he ventured to Capitol Hill. But now the economy is sagging, and during the chairman's testimony to Congress on Wednesday, no fewer than six members of the House Financial Services Committee got crosswise with him.
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