February 15, 1989 |
Prosecutors on Tuesday filed charges of sexual assault and trespassing against University of Colorado running back Marcus Reliford. Reliford, 18, the Buffaloes' fifth-leading rusher last season, is accused of raping an 18-year-old woman after breaking into a dormitory room through a window. Boulder County Judge Thomas Reed scheduled a March 8 preliminary hearing on the evidence against Reliford.
January 24, 1988
The Alabama state president of the NAACP will not be allowed to pull down the Confederate battle flag from atop the dome of the Alabama Capitol in Montgomery, Gov. Guy Hunt said. Hunt acknowledged that the flag stirs widely divergent emotions in many blacks and whites but said it will not be removed unless the Legislature authorizes such action. Thomas Reed, head of the Alabama National Assn.
December 16, 1985 |
Former presidential adviser Thomas C. Reed was acquitted today of charges that he used inside information to make a $427,000 profit in stock options, then fabricated documents to cover up his actions. A federal court jury in Manhattan deliberated two days before returning the verdict. Reed, 51, who served as Air Force secretary under President Gerald R. Ford, became a special national security assistant to President Reagan in 1982.
February 2, 1988 |
Law officers arrested Alabama NAACP President Thomas Reed and 10 other black leaders today when they tried to climb a fence around the Capitol to take down the Confederate battle flag flying over the dome. Reed, a state representative from Tuskegee, led a group of several dozen blacks to a driveway gate where Reed talked to state troopers for almost 20 minutes before attempting to climb the 8-foot fence. 'I consider myself not violating the law of this state," Reed said.
November 18, 1988 |
Alabama NAACP President Thomas Reed was sentenced to four years in prison today for taking a $10,000 bribe to try to help a murderer win early release, and automatically lost his state House seat. "You used your power . . . to line your pockets," U.S. District Judge Joel F. Dubina told Reed, at 60 the senior black in the Legislature. Reed was convicted on two counts of extortion. The charges carried a maximum penalty of 25 years in federal prison and a $500,000 fine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1992 |
The death of a Fillmore woman who drowned in a back-yard pool Friday is being investigated by Ventura County Sheriff's detectives as a suspicious death, authorities said. The body of Helga Reed, 54, was found floating in the deep end of a pool in the back yard of her home in the 400 block of Foothill Road just after 5 p.m., Deputy Coroner Jim Wingate said. No marks were visible on her body but the sheriff's major crime unit will investigate further, Wingate said.