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February 8, 1999 | From Associated Press
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Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos was acquitted Monday of all federal fraud and racketeering charges stemming from allegations that she helped loot her country. Jurors called the government's case inadequate, and some were apparently convinced that political factors influenced the prosecution. The case was tried "on the wrong side of the ocean," one said. Saudi businessman Adnan Khashoggi, a co-defendant on fraud and obstruction of justice charges, also was acquitted on all counts.
July 2, 1994 | BILL PLASCHKE
Spain vs. Switzerland * TIME: 1:30 p.m. PDT * TV: ESPN, Univision * KEY MATCHUPS: This is a battle of teams that mirror each other. Both bland, both defensive minded, neither with much chance of showing up at the Rose Bowl in the third week of July. The Swiss have advanced as far as the quarterfinals once in six World Cup appearances; the Spaniards have survived this second round twice in eight appearances. In three first-round games, Switzerland outscored its opponents, 5-4.
May 11, 1997 | Walter Russell Mead, Walter Russell Mead, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a presidential fellow at the World Policy Institute. He is the author of "Mortal Splendor: The American Empire in Transition" (Houghton Mifflin) and is writing a book about U.S. foreign policy
The long-awaited "Nazi gold" report--200 pages compiled by 11 U.S. government agencies--was released last Wednesday, and almost nobody looks good. The United States, it is clear, knew full well that the Nazi gold hoard captured in the closing days of World War II included gold stolen from individuals as well as central banks, yet it made no attempt to return the looted wealth to private citizens.
February 3, 2000 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Pittsburgh Steeler defensive coordinator Jim Haslett is expected to be named coach of the New Orleans Saints today, according to ESPN. Haslett, a former Saint assistant, would replace the fired Mike Ditka. The Saints denied the report and said no news conference was scheduled. ESPN, however, said Haslett, 44, has come to terms in principle on the deal. Haslett, a close friend of the Saints' new general manager, Randy Mueller, has guided the Pittsburgh defense for the last three years.
December 24, 1987 | LYNN KAMM, Kamm is a Palos Verdes Estates writer. and
Within hours, hundreds of thousands of children in the United States will be reveling amid mounds of toys. But for many other youngsters--both in this country and abroad--Christmas is only another day of want, hunger and perhaps despair. The lot of needy children has changed little since Charles Dickens wrote in "A Christmas Carol" in 1843: "From the foldings of its (the spirit's) robe, it brought two children; wretched, abject, frightful, hideous, miserable. . . . 'Spirits! are they yours?'
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