The Washington Times (Washington, DC)

The Washington Times is a conservative newspaper published Monday through Friday by the Washington Times LLC. Its editorial headquarters is in Washington, D.C. and it's been published since 1982. The owner of the Washington Times is the Unification Church.The Washington Times covers local, national and world news, with an emphasis on politics. The paper is known for its conservative slant, since it was founded as a response to the more liberal Washington Post. Readership is nationwide.The fact that Reverend Sun Myung Moon of the Unification Churchfounded The Washington Times has made the paper controversial from its very beginning. The question remains as to how much Sun Myung Moon or his aides influence the editorial content of the paper. In 2003, five staff members resigned when their editorials criticizing South Korea for its political repression were stifled. However, not all readers are critical of the way the Washington Times handles news; it is reported that President Ronald Reagan read the paper every day while in office. Sam Dealey is the executive editor, The Washington Times LLC is named as publisher and Chris Dolan is managing editor.

Articles from June 29, 2001

1965 Mercury Park Lane Has `Breezeway' Window
Byline: Vern Parker To this day, 35 years after the fact, Richard Cardinale can recall those wonderful long ago days in Johnston, R.I., when he and the girl next door would miss the school bus to Windsor Hill Elementary School. That's when the...
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A $12 Million Contract - but None of the Deep Stuff
Byline: Tom Knott It seems Kwame Brown is making an awful mistake. He is joining the franchise with two broken ribs instead of making plans to attend college in the fall. It is sad, is what it is, so sad, just terrible. Break out the black...
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A Bang-Up Job
Byline: Tom Ramstack Washington at Work is a regular feature that focuses on the people behind area businesses and government. The sweetest moment for Matthew Shea and his crew of "pyrotechnicians" comes after the last flash lights up the night...
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Acting's Nice Guy
Byline: Gary Arnold Jack Lemmon, who died yesterday in Los Angeles at age 76, made a specialty of playing somewhat melancholy and apprehensive characters. His early appeal, in comedies such as "It Should Happen to You," "Mister Roberts," "Some Like...
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`A.I.' Pleases Eye, Not Mind
Byline: Gary Arnold With all due respect to the staggering array of spectacles Hollywood already has hurled at the public this season, from "The Mummy's Return" to "The Fast and the Furious," the closest thing to an "event" attraction is "A.I.,"...
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Anderson's Shoulder to Be Examined
Byline: Mark Zuckerman TORONTO - Still feeling the effects of a collision with an outfield wall 10 days ago, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Brady Anderson left the team yesterday to have his right shoulder examined by team orthopedist Michael Jacobs....
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Auto Notes
Byline: Bill O'Brien BENEFIT CRUISE-IN SET TOMORROW IN HERNDON The Herndon Police Department and Citizen Support Team will host a benefit cruise-in tomorrow at the municipal center, Lynn and Center streets, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rain date...
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Brown Plays It Cool about Wearing Howard's Old No. 5
Byline: John N. Mitchell The irony was so inescapable that even Michael Jordan had to laugh cautiously. Moments after introducing Kwame Brown to gathered media on the practice court at MCI Center yesterday, Jordan, grinning almost sheepishly,...
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Bush's Energy Plan Shifts Focus from Producing to Conserving
Byline: Bill Sammon President Bush yesterday sent his long-range energy plan to Congress while trying to shift its focus away from drilling in Alaska and toward the slaying of "vampire" appliances that unnecessarily drain electricity. Now that...
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CAREfree Revelers Join IMF Benefit
Byline: Ann Geracimos Free food, drinks and dancing on a large marble floor. Who could blame hundreds for showing up at the International Monetary Fund Wednesday evening for a fun-filled sampling of Brazilian style? The event, planned by Linda...
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Check List of Don'ts on Tree Sap
Byline: Bob Sikorsky Dear Bob: I have a 1990 Honda with only 14,000 miles and in beautiful condition. I left the car under a tree, and sap fell on the car's finish. I did not take it off because of the cold weather. I gave the car to a body...
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Chevy Unleashes Its Avalanche
Byline: Arv Voss The Avalanche from Chevrolet was not conceived to simply fill an existing slot in the automotive marketplace. It was born from the concept that there just might be a better way to achieve more than one goal with a singular vehicle....
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Condit's Wife to Talk with Police about Levy
Byline: Jim Keary Rep. Gary A. Condit's wife, Carolyn, will talk to police about what she knows about missing intern Chandra Ann Levy, the California Democrat's chief of staff and attorney said yesterday. "We heard they might want to talk to...
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Congestion Puts Us at Mercy of `Mazda Madman'
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington Here's an all-points bulletin: Please be on the lookout for the stupid, selfish, speeding driver of a red Mazda pickup who must be in hiding somewhere, living in fear of discovery. Talk about a public thrashing....
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Corporate Gay Pride
Byline: Diana West There she was, partaking of that quintessential fin (and debut) de siecle event known as the gay pride parade, when she was overcome with revulsion and embarrassment at - what else? - something revolting and embarrassing. There,...
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Court Gives Landowner a Partial Win
Byline: Frank J. Murray The Supreme Court yesterday handed a partial victory to a Rhode Island man who claimed the state's wetlands regulations cost him $3.4 million in lost property values. While the 5-4 decision stopped short of saying that...
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Court Reverses Microsoft Breakup
Byline: Patrice Hill Wall Street cheered yesterday's appeals court decision barring a breakup of Microsoft Corp. in a rare day of celebration for the bear market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, led by Microsoft, jumped 80 points right after...
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Court Reverses Microsoft Breakup
Byline: William Glanz A federal appeals court yesterday unanimously reversed an order that Microsoft Corp. be split in two, saying U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's "serious judicial misconduct" during and after the landmark...
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Crofton Site for 25 Homes
Byline: Michele Lerner U.S. Home Corp. is building 25 single-family homes on sites of a quarter-acre to half an acre at Braddock Farms in Crofton. Walking trails wind through the tree-laden community. Each home in this Anne Arundel County...
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D.C. United Acquires Vermillion
Byline: Ken Wright D.C. United gave up on young, left-footed defender Eric Denton yesterday, trading him to the Tampa Bay Mutiny for right-sided defender Scott Vermillion. Vermillion, who played at Virginia under national team coach Bruce Arena,...
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Death Penalty Drives EU, U.S. Apart
Byline: David R. Sands A string of recent high-profile cases has made the death penalty an increasingly sharp wedge in U.S. relations with its leading European allies. A court in Rennes, France, yesterday approved the extradition of American...
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Designer Transforms Abandoned Home
Byline: Michele Lerner When Michele Lurie, a Washington interior archi-tectural designer, saw the abandoned home at 5007 Nebraska Ave. in Northwest, she was horrified at the condition of the house. Yet she had the vision to foresee its transformation....
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Drama Uses `Grace' to Explain Tragedy
Byline: Kevin Chaffee Nearly everything in the Kennedy Center's production of "Saving Grace" is taken from the author`s life experience. Like Grace of the title role, Trish Vradenburg's mother was a veritable "force of nature" who rapidly descended...
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Drug Czar Clings to U.N. Post
Byline: Betsy Pisik NEW YORK - Embattled U.N. drug czar Pino Arlacchi said this week he hoped to stay in office for another term, despite a series of investigations that have undermined his support within the United Nations and among member states....
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Education Takes Big Hit from NBA
Byline: Jon Siegel Instant wealth defeated a four-year education in Wednesday night's NBA Draft. Kwame Brown became the first high school player chosen No. 1 overall, by the Washington Wizards. The 6-foot-11 forward from Glynn Academy in Brunswick,...
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Embassy Row
Byline: James Morrison JUSTICE FOR BOSNIA Bosnian diplomat Sven Alkalaj cheered yesterday when he heard the news that Slobodan Milosevic was being sent to The Hague to face war-crimes charges. "This is very exciting. After all the crimes...
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Family Homes Less Common as More Americans Live Solo
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein America's 105 million households are increasingly filled with people who live alone or with nonrelatives such as roommates or romantic partners, the Census Bureau says in a report released today. In 2000, nearly 15 percent...
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From Vacation Getaway to Retirement Home
Byline: Mary Grace Gallagher Decades before other states caught on, Florida beckoned couples: Retire to the land where taxes are low, the weather is warm, and children and grandchildren like to visit. Today, a thousand people a day move to Florida,...
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GOP Defectors Supporting Warner
Byline: Ellen Sorokin RICHMOND - A group of Republicans who say they are fed up with what they call divisiveness in their party pledged support for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mark R. Warner yesterday. The group of 168 business owners,...
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Greenspan Urges Nuclear Growth
Byline: Patrice Hill Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan yesterday urged Congress to consider ways to expand nuclear power and expressed optimism that the marketplace is resolving the nation's energy problems without legislative action. In...
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High Court Holds U.S., Not States, Can Restrict Tobacco Ads
Byline: Frank J. Murray States cannot place special restrictions on cigarette advertising and store displays because the federal government has primary power over "smoking and health" regulations, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday. The court...
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Hindu Council Gives Men Arms Training
Byline: Janaki Bahadur Kremmer NEW DELHI - The youth movement of the militant World Hindu Council, the Bajrang Dal, is providing extensive arms training it says is designed to protect the Hindu faith against "enemy forces." About 100 young men...
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House Committee Approves Bush's Faith-Based Plan
Byline: Dave Boyer A House panel last night gave a major boost to President Bush's faith-based social service plan, approving it along party lines in a debate that degenerated into a black Democratic lawmaker's protest over George Washington's ownership...
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House Gets Competing Campaign Bills
Byline: Stephen Dinan The House Administration Committee yesterday sent two competing campaign finance reform bills to the House floor. Backers of the McCain-Feingold version fought to keep their coalition together while Republican leaders tried...
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House Wrangles over Energy Policy
Byline: John Godfrey Energy policy and regional infighting roiled the House floor yesterday as lawmakers voted to delay oil exploration around the Great Lakes but left in place legislation retaliating against Florida lawmakers for blocking new drilling...
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Indefinite Detention Ruled out for Undeportable Criminals
Byline: Frank J. Murray The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that criminal aliens awaiting deportation to native lands that refuse to accept them, in violation of international law, cannot be kept locked up indefinitely even if they are deemed "dangerous."...
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Inside Politics
Byline: Greg Pierce DASCHLE VS. STEVENS Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska, senior Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee, became visibly angry and stormed off the floor yesterday after Majority Leader Tom Daschle vowed to hold up emergency...
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Inside the Beltway
Byline: John McCaslin GO FIGURE Comedian Paula Poundstone, arrested in Malibu for purportedly committing lewd acts upon a child and endangering four other children, is no stranger to Washington politics. The comic caused quite the stir here...
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Inside the Ring
Byline: Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough IRAQ'S ERRANT MISSILE The Iraqi government charged earlier this month that U.S. and British warplanes patrolling the skies over Iraq killed 23 persons in the northern part of the country as part of a...
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It's Still a Seller's Market
Byline: Chris Sicks The number of homes on the market was at its highest and lowest in May, at the same time. That made it a great market for sellers but a difficult one for buyers. Allow me to unpack that a bit: There were 14,106 existing homes...
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Judge Jackson Hit over Microsoft Case
Byline: Jerry Seper U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson, who made derogatory comments about Microsoft while hearing the firm's antitrust trial, has been viewed by lawyers as a "straight shooter" in his handling of cases, but many believe...
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Landing Place for 61 Houses
Byline: Michele Lerner A swimming pool, tennis courts, playgrounds and access to the Potomac River at Balls Bluff Regional Park are some of the appealing aspects of Edwards Landing in Leesburg, where Brookfield Homes is building 61 single-family...
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Leader of Largest U.S. Ecstasy Operation Pleads Guilty
Byline: Jerry Seper An Israeli emigre who operated the largest and longest-running Ecstasy ring in the United States has pleaded guilty to distributing millions of the illegal party pills from California to Florida, and faces 20 years in prison....
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Making Cents of It
Byline: Julia Duin Women are buying houses at record numbers and making more of the financial decisions for their households, but they are clueless about taking care of their own money matters, says a female financier from Los Angeles. Jennifer...
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Mall Tourists to Get a Lesson in D.C. Civics
Byline: Robert Treadway Just days before the country celebrates its independence on the Fourth of July, D.C. activist groups and politicians kicked off a summerlong effort to restore the District's full voting rights in Congress at a rally outside...
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Microsoft Suit Likely to Die Quietly
Byline: Don Lambro The Justice Department likely will seek an out-of-court settlement of the remaining charges in its antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft, levying sanctions that will be mere "slaps on the wrist," economic analysts said yesterday....
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Mortgage Penalty a Hindrance
Byline: Henry Savage Q: We purchased a home about 1 1/2 years ago for $230,000. We put 10 percent down, and our interest rate is 8.25 percent. Our home now will appraise easily for $260,000. We called our lender, who informed us that we have a...
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Murder Suspects Linked to Crime Ring
Byline: Brian DeBose Prince George's County Police believe that five men charged with the double murder of a Maryland couple were involved in organized criminal activity - including theft, armed robbery and carjackings - in Fort Washington and other...
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Mystics on the Verge of Dubious Distinction
Byline: Kyle Bahr The Washington Mystics have six Sydney Olympians - a coach and five players - with the team. Individually, they represent some of the best basketball their countries have to offer. Together, they play the worst basketball in...
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Northstar Adapted to Trucks
Byline: Herb Shuldiner In 1981, GM introduced a new Cadillac engine that could run on four, six or eight cylinders. Unfortunately for GM, car buyers hated it. The engine had a tendency to run rough, especially on six cylinders. So the displacement-on-demand...
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Norton Has Top GOP Allies on Creating D.C. Family Court
Byline: Marlene L. Johnson The District's nonvoting member of Congress is winning friends and influencing people in the Republican-controlled House. D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat, has support from House Majority Whip Tom DeLay...
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Outdoors;gene Mueller's Weekend Fishing Report
Byline: Gene Mueller The fishing in the Middle Atlantic states this week runs the gamut of possibilities: Some places will deliver the goods, while others are so murky and discolored the fishing will be tough. Most of the mountain rivers were high...
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Pa. Community a Haven for Golfers and Retirees
Byline: Michele Lerner Golfers looking for a resort home and a potential retirement home will be drawn to Penn National, which is between Waynesboro and Chambersburg in south central Pennsylvania. The community features two award-winning golf...
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Police Motorcycles Left out, Unguarded
Byline: Jim Keary Mechanics at the Metropolitan Police Department's fleet-maintenance center have stored its motorcycles - including those used to escort dignitaries - outside and unguarded because of a lack of space inside the new $2.6 million...
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Ponson's Two-Hitter Solidifies His Status
Byline: Mark Zuckerman TORONTO - When Sidney Ponson is pitching like this, which is to say like one of the American League's best, it's hard to imagine the Baltimore Orioles would ever think about trading the 24-year-old. Such a move, certainly...
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Powell Announces Mideast Schedule
Byline: Dan Ephron JERUSALEM - Secretary of State Colin L. Powell announced yesterday a detailed timetable for getting Israelis and Palestinians back to the bargaining table, but a Palestinian shooting attack underscored the difficulty of ending...
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Reprising Hysteria over the AIDS Threat
Byline: Wesley Pruden The hysteria over AIDS, which once made rational conversation about it impossible, has subsided. But the voodoo beat goes on. The United Nations declared war on AIDS this week with its usual pop-gun bravado, as if the world's...
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Robertson Hits Big Oil
Byline: Chris Baker The Rev. Pat Robertson yesterday accused big oil companies of trying to stop him from reopening a shuttered refinery he owns in California, which a Democratic senator said proves the industry stifles its competition. Mr....
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Satcher Issues Warning on American Sexuality
Byline: Julia Duin Surgeon General David Satcher released a much-delayed "call to action" on sexuality yesterday, informing Americans the country must address its high rates of sexually transmitted diseases, abortion, rapes, HIV infections and child...
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Senate Clears Obstacle to Patients' Bill of Rights
Byline: George Archibald The Senate yesterday agreed overwhelmingly to a compromise to prohibit lawsuits against most employers that provide health care benefits to workers, but Republicans failed to limit the ability of trial lawyers to enrich...
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Suzuki SV650S Bike Gives a Lot for $6,100
Byline: John Godfrey No longer do Americans have to cast jealous eyes on Europe: new for 2001 the sport version of the Suzuki SV650 has arrived. The SV650 has been a popular bike since its introduction in 1999, but the first thing out of many...
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Tar Spill Intensifies Calls for New Routes
Byline: Daniel F. Drummond and Brian DeBose Traffic on the Capital Beltway was back to normal yesterday, a day after a tar spill paralyzed traffic for more than five hours on the Inner Loop near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. But some officials said...
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Tornado Boosts Fuel-Efficiency
Byline: Gary McCoy With soaring gas prices, there is a resurgence of automotive devices promising increased gas mileage. Two of these have been evaluated by automotive experts and appear to live up to their double-digit gas-saving claims. The...
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USDA Loans Help Buyers in `Boondocks'
Byline: M. Anthony Carr Residents in the boondocks may appreciate homeownership more than their counterparts in the city. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that while America overall celebrates an all-time-high 67 percent homeownership...
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USDA Seeks `Gay, Lesbian' Specialist
Byline: Joyce Howard Price The Bush administration is advertising for a "gay and lesbian program specialist" at the U.S. Department of Agriculture at a salary of up to $97,108 a year, drawing criticism from many pro-family and conservative groups....
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Why I Go to Extremes
Byline: Charles Rousseaux I was climbing the walls literally. I was 25 feet in the air. My fingers were clutching tiny holds in the wall in front of me with a force that would have made Latrell Sprewell wince. My body was doing a campaign-year...
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Wingspan's Demise Shows Flaws of Internet-Only Banking Concept
Byline: Katie Dunn The end of Wingspanbank.com, the first Internet-only bank, illustrates the moneymaking problems strictly online banks can run into when they are not backed by traditional banks. Bank One, the nation's fifth-largest bank holding...
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Witness Ties Edelin to Slaying
Byline: Arlo Wagner Thomas "Mussie" Sims testified yesterday that he was about 18 years old when he helped commit his first murder at the direction of Tommy Edelin, who is on trial with five co-defendants in U.S. District Court on charges of racketeering,...
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