April 19, 1994
William Alvey Kennedy, 68, president of Sun Features Inc., which distributes features to daily newspapers throughout the country. Born in Vincennes, Ind., Kennedy grew up in St. Louis and Chicago, where he attended Loyola University. He began his career as a big band singer with Les Baxter, and was best remembered for the song "Suddenly." In 1954, Kennedy became a partner in Box Cards, which manufactured humorous black-and-white studio greeting cards.
March 24, 1994 |
White House Associate Counsel William H. Kennedy III was stripped of two areas of responsibility Wednesday because of disclosures that he failed to pay Social Security taxes for a nanny despite warnings from his superiors, officials said Wednesday. White House Chief of Staff Thomas (Mack) McLarty and incoming Special Counsel Lloyd N. Cutler decided to relieve Kennedy of the duties rather than fire him.
October 24, 1993 |
A bloodied William Kennedy Smith, who was acquitted two years ago on rape charges in Florida, was arrested and charged with assault and battery early Saturday after a brawl at a suburban Virginia nightclub and restaurant. Smith, the 33-year-old nephew of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), was released on his promise to appear on Dec. 3 in the Arlington County Criminal Court. The incident occurred about 1:30 a.m.
June 12, 1993 |
Justice Department officials on Friday denied reports that a White House lawyer had threatened last month to use the Internal Revenue Service to investigate allegations of wrongdoing in the White House travel office. The statements by the justice officials, coupled with a separate denial by the White House on Friday, leaves unanswered the question of what prompted the IRS audit of UltrAir--a Smyrna, Tenn., firm that has handled most of the charter business from the travel office.
June 11, 1993 |
Associate White House Counsel William Kennedy last month discussed the possibility of using the Internal Revenue Service to investigate allegations of wrongdoing in the White House travel office if the FBI did not "immediately" begin doing it, an internal FBI summary shows. The reference to a possible IRS investigation was made in a May 13 telephone conversation with an FBI supervisor.
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July 20, 1992 |
Until a $40-million fraud investigation sent federal agents knocking on the door of his El Cajon home, William R. Kennedy Jr. had a wide reputation as a super salesman and a self-styled patriot. But indictments unsealed July 7 in Denver allege that Kennedy, 44, didn't hesitate to put profit before patriotism when it came to selling precious metals to his largely older and politically conservative clientele. Investigators allege that Kennedy's San Diego-based Western Monetary Inc.
April 26, 1992 |
The good news about "Very Old Bones"--the latest entry in William Kennedy's justly celebrated Albany cycle, and the third book in what now seems likely to be called his Phelan Trilogy--is that his writing has lost none of its humor and none of its snap; that the Phelan family is back; and that the tidings are juicy. The bad news is that Kennedy has yielded to the most dangerous of modern temptations and written a novel about writing novels.
November 11, 1991 |
Before it all began, Mary E. Lupo was known in these parts as a respectable lower-court jurist, a churchgoing mother of two and a tap-dance aficionado. Now she's the "scowling judge" of Palm Beach County, and a sour concoction served at a local saloon is her namesake. Before it all began, Assistant State Atty. Moira Lasch was known as the early-rising, clean-living former Florida Prosecutor of the Year.
October 25, 1991 |
The alleged victim in the rape trial of William Kennedy Smith continues to be flooded with offers to sell her story, including a bid of at least $500,000 this month by Paramount Communications, her attorney testified Thursday. David Roth, the attorney, said in a pretrial hearing that a reporter for Paramount's "Hard Copy" television show had thrown out the figure as an opening bid for her cooperation in making a film about the event.