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  • Former SD Gov., US Rep. Bill Janklow dead at 72

    01/12/2012 10:43:53 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 1/12/12 | Chet Brokaw - AP
    PIERRE, S.D.—As governor of South Dakota for 16 years, Bill Janklow was always in a hurry—pushing lawmakers to approve his proposals and racing to disaster sites to take charge. His need for speed also likely played a role in his one regret: the 2003 fatal traffic accident that landed him in jail and ended his political career. As South Dakota's attorney general, governor and congressman, the colorful politician dominated the state's political landscape for more than a quarter century, changing the face of the state's economy, education system and tax structure. Even his enemies—and there were many—admitted the Republican had...
  • Cancer-stricken former governor viewed as bully, soft-hearted leader

    11/06/2011 6:31:28 AM PST · by rellimpank · 1 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 06 nov 2011 | Kevin Woster
    You could love him or hate him, but you couldn't ignore him. During a political career that touched four decades and includes more than 20 years in elected office, former South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow shaped his own legacy with bold ideas, a powerful personality and a political philosophy that often defied traditional labels. Some saw the Republican, who announced Friday that he has terminal brain cancer, as conservative. Others said he was a populist. And still others said his political shape-shifting to fit the problem at hand transcended politics entirely.
  • Former SD Gov. [Bill] Janklow says he's dying of cancer

    11/04/2011 6:24:25 PM PDT · by Justaham · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11-4-11 | CHET BROKAW and KRISTI EATON
    With a fresh incision curving along his hairline from temple to ear visible to all, former South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow broke down and cried Friday as he announced that he's dying of brain cancer. But it wasn't the cancer that prompted the tears. It was recalling what he called the one regret of his life: a 2003 car wreck that killed a Minnesota man and ended Janklow's political career. "I know it's over. I know it's at the end of the trail, but I don't hurt," he said of the weeks-old cancer diagnosis. Janklow, 72, a Republican who dominated...
  • Janklow's Record Is Clean After Probation

    01/22/2007 2:30:29 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies · 807+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 1/22/07 | Carson Walker
    Former Rep. Bill Janklow will emerge from his manslaughter probation today with a clean record, more than three years after he sped through a stop sign in a Cadillac and killed a Minnesota motorcyclist. Janklow already regained his law license and can get behind the wheel again, having obeyed all conditions of his release, his probation officer said. But the 67-year-old's political career is through. "I think that it's good for everyone involved that this chapter has come to a conclusion," said Ed Evans, the attorney who represented him at trial. On Aug. 16, 2003, Janklow's car struck a Harley-Davidson...
  • Janklow To Argue Case Before SD Supreme Court

    10/02/2006 9:25:55 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 4 replies · 427+ views
    kelolandtv.com ^ | 10-2-06 | keloland tv
    The South Dakota Supreme Court will begin hearing cases at the Washington Pavilion. The high court will be in Sioux Falls for three days, hearing three cases each day. The public is invited to attend, starting at 9:00 this morning. We'll have coverage on all of the cases throughout the day on KELOLAND News and KELOLAND.com. Former governor and former congressman Bill Janklow goes before the South Dakota Supreme Court today to argue a case. A year ago he appeared before the same court to ask that his law license be reinstated. He lost it after his conviction of manslaughter...
  • Ex-Rep. Janklow to Get Law License Back

    01/05/2006 1:47:59 PM PST · by StarCMC · 63 replies · 799+ views
    Forbes,com ^ | 01.05.2006, 10:19 AM | CHET BROKAW
    Former Rep. Bill Janklow, who resigned from Congress after being convicted in a deadly traffic accident, will have his law license reinstated next month, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The decision followed a recommendation by the State Bar's Disciplinary Board. The judge who sentenced Janklow in the manslaughter trial had recommended waiting until Janklow's probation ends in January 2007. Instead, the license will be reinstated Feb. 15. Janklow, a former four-term governor, was automatically suspended as a lawyer after a jury found him guilty in December 2003 of running a stop sign and killing motorcyclist Randy Scott, 55, in...
  • Board recommends Janklow regain law license

    08/02/2005 6:11:48 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 22 replies · 514+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 8-2-05 | ap
    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The State Bar's Disciplinary Board has recommended that former South Dakota Gov. and U.S. Rep. Bill Janklow should regain his license to practice law next February. If the state Supreme Court accepts that recommendation, it would mean Janklow would be reinstated to practice law about a year before his probation ends for second-degree manslaughter and other convictions related to an August 2003 crash that killed a motorcycle driver from Minnesota.
  • Janklow, supporters honor Daschle

    04/07/2005 12:12:18 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 8 replies · 578+ views
    Argus Leader | April 7, 2005 | PETER HARRIMAN
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  • Janklow's convictions in motorcyclist's death upheld by state supreme court

    02/24/2005 7:41:37 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 10 replies · 654+ views
    mpls star & sickle ^ | 2-24-05 | Joe Kafka
    PIERRE, S.D. -— The second-degree manslaughter and reckless driving convictions of Bill Janklow, a former congressman and four-term governor, have been unanimously upheld by the South Dakota Supreme Court. A decision released today said Janklow received a fair trial and there was enough evidence to convict him. Janklow was found guilty of killing Randy Scott, 55, of Hardwick, Minn., when his motorcycle collided with a car Janklow was driving on Aug. 16, 2003, near Trent. Authorities said Janklow sped through a stop sign at an intersection of two rural highways. Janklow has said he was in a diabetic stupor and...
  • Taxpayers to Pay Damages from Janklow's (R-Former SD Governor) Crash With Motorcyclist

    11/30/2004 7:55:58 AM PST · by wallcrawlr · 29 replies · 653+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 30, 2004 | Carson Walker
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Former U.S. Rep. Bill Janklow will not have to pay any money out of his own pocket for an accident that killed a Hardwick, Minn., man. The lawyer representing Randy Scott's family said today that he will let stand a federal judge's ruling that Janklow was on duty Aug. 16, 2003, when he sped through a stop sign near Trent. That means federal taxpayers, not Janklow, would pay any monetary awards from a wrongful death lawsuit because Janklow is covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act, which protects federal employees from negligence claims when they're on...
  • Prairie Politics (Daschle, Thune, and the Race for South Dakota)

    09/18/2004 8:47:31 AM PDT · by NYS_Eric · 7 replies · 908+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 9/18/2004 | Joseph Bottum
    Prairie Politics From the September 27, 2004 issue: Daschle, Thune, and the race for South Dakota. by Joseph Bottum 09/27/2004, Volume 010, Issue 03 LAST YEAR--on August 16, 2003, speeding in a borrowed white Cadillac down one of those long, dusty South Dakota highways that glide across the plains like endless ribbons--a Republican congressman named Bill Janklow ran a stop sign at 70 miles per hour and killed a passing motorcyclist. It was a horrible incident, and it brought an end to Janklow's long domination of South Dakota politics. Though routinely reckless, he'd always gotten the good breaks before,...
  • Taxpayers would pay in Janklow lawsuit

    07/13/2004 7:25:30 PM PDT · by killjoy · 30 replies · 542+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 13, 2004 | Carson Walker
    Tuesday, July 13, 2004 · Last updated 6:20 p.m. PT Taxpayers would pay in Janklow lawsuit By CARSON WALKER ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A judge ruled Tuesday that former Rep. Bill Janklow was on duty when he caused a deadly traffic accident, meaning taxpayers would have to pay for any civil damages in a wrongful-death lawsuit. U.S. Magistrate Arthur Boylan sided with a federal prosecutor's conclusion that Janklow, 64, was on official business Aug. 16, 2003, when he sped through a stop sign on a rural road and collided with motorcyclist Randy Scott. Janklow had appointments or...
  • Report: Janklow Avoided Tickets 16 Times ("I had the authority to speed")

    07/01/2004 6:32:27 AM PDT · by 11th Earl of Mar · 51 replies · 600+ views
    AP ^ | 7/1/04
    Report: Janklow Avoided Tickets 16 Times ASSOCIATED PRESS SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Former Rep. Bill Janklow, who resigned from Congress after being convicted in a highway death, was stopped 16 times by state troopers during his last term as governor but was never ticketed, according to a South Dakota Highway Patrol report. Troopers felt they should not ticket Janklow out of respect for his authority and, in some cases, fear of retribution, said the report, written by the patrol superintendent, Col. Dan Mosteller, for Gov. Mike Rounds. Mosteller said he never issued orders to go easy on Janklow. The...
  • Boycott call not hurting rally interest (Janklow - Sturgis related)

    06/25/2004 1:30:07 AM PDT · by leadpenny · 14 replies · 382+ views
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 25 June 04 | Bill Cissell, Journal Staff Writer
    Boycott call not hurting rally interest By Bill Cissell, Journal Staff Writer STURGIS - A call by some motorcycle riders for a boycott of the annual Sturgis motorcycle rally doesn't seem to have hurt interest, and this year's event may be one of the largest in the 64-year history of the August gathering, local and state officials say. This year's rally officially runs Aug. 9-15, but the weeks immediately before and after the rally typically are only a little less hectic. The calls for the boycott came in protest of the sentencing of former Rep. Bill Janklow, R-S.D., for the...
  • Democrat Moved Right to Win in Dakota

    06/04/2004 9:58:14 AM PDT · by Jean S · 10 replies · 166+ views
    Human Events ^ | 6/4/04 | John Gizzi
    On her way to narrowly winning (by 2,944 votes) the seat vacated by Rep. William Janklow (R.-S.D.) after his conviction for manslaughter in an automobile accident, Democrat Stephanie Herseth moved to the right on several issues, trying to align herself with President Bush and distance herself from John Kerry. In preparing for the June 1 contest with Republican State Sen. Larry Diedrich, the 33-year-old Herseth announced that she supported President Bush on the Iraq War and agreed with both Bush and Diedrich on the need for a federal marriage amendment. She also said she favored retaining some (albeit not all)...
  • Democrat Wins Election for Janklow's Seat

    06/02/2004 9:59:01 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 37 replies · 172+ views
    Fredericksburg Star ^ | 6/2/04 | JOE KAFKA (yes, that really is his name)
    Democrat Wins Election for Janklow's Seat By JOE KAFKA Associated Press Writer SIOUX FALLS, S.D. Democrats looking ahead to November got a bounce with the victory of Stephanie Herseth in a special election, marking the party's second straight congressional triumph and snatching a House seat in a heavily GOP-leaning state. Herseth, a member of one of the state's most distinguished political families, narrowly defeated Republican Larry Diedrich in Tuesday's poll. She will immediately fill the seat of Bill Janklow, who resigned his seat before he went to jail over a deadly auto accident. "We ran a positive, truthful campaign based...
  • Republican Majority Electorate Poised to Elect Democrat to U.S. House

    05/22/2004 5:36:01 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 17 replies · 248+ views
    CNN's "The Capital Gang" | 05-21-04 | Theodore R.
    From CNN's "Capital Gang" Stephanie Herseth, Democrat congressional nominee in SD, is leading the Republican challenger, Larry Diedrich, 49-40 (Argus-Leader survey), as the campaign to select a successor to former Rep. William "Bill" Janklow, R-SD, enters its final ten days. However, Diedrich has improved his poll numbers, after campaign visits by Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-IL, First Lady Laura Bush, and Second Lady Lynne Cheney. An issue dividing the two is abortion: Herseth opposes partial-birth abortion but would allow "exceptions," a position Republicans insist mean that she is really in support of partial-birth abortion, a procedure that the American Medical Assn....
  • Janklow Leaves South Dakota Jail

    05/17/2004 8:45:46 AM PDT · by SmithPatterson · 10 replies · 200+ views
    Associated Press | 5-17-04 | Carson Walker
    Janklow Leaves S.D. Jail After 100 Days By CARSON WALKER Associated Press Writer SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Former congressman and governor Bill Janklow left jail Monday, 100 days after he began serving his sentence for an accident that killed a motorcyclist. Janklow, carrying a large accordion file under one arm and a brown grocery bag in the other, walked out of the jail, past a crowd of reporters, and left in a vehicle driven by a longtime friend. "We love you, man," family friend Matt Rost yelled as Janklow walked outside. Janklow hugged another who complimented him on his...
  • Thomas Druce Park this hit-and-run driver in jail

    05/09/2004 11:36:21 PM PDT · by lelio · 2 replies · 156+ views
    Philly.com ^ | 5/4/2004 | editorial
    It's long past time for former Bucks County state Rep. Thomas Druce to trade his khakis and polo shirt for prison blues. Can it be nearly five years since the Republican golden boy ran over and killed a Harrisburg man, then fled and tried to cover up the fatal crash? That's right. The Druce case has become a textbook example of justice delayed - and nothing short of a disgrace. Finally, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has issued a common-sense ruling striking down Druce's appeal of his jail sentence of two-to-four years. The high court last week did the right thing...
  • Janklow Says He Won't Do Community Service

    03/03/2004 7:15:10 PM PST · by Fizzie · 42 replies · 1,702+ views
    KSTP Radio ^ | 03/03/04 | staff
    Janklow says he won't do community service Updated: 03-03-2004 07:52:18 AM SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Former South Dakota governor and congressman Bill Janklow is days away from being able to get out of jail for up to ten hours a day for community service. But he says he doesn't plan to do it. Judge Rodney Steele denied Janklow's request to set him free until the state Supreme Court hears his appeal. As part of a 100-day jail sentence, Steele urged Janklow to speak to students and community groups about the legislative process and other topics he knows about. According...
  • Post-Ky., S.D. takes GOP’s center stage

    02/24/2004 12:56:34 PM PST · by KQQL · 40 replies · 1,095+ views
    thehill.com ^ | 02/24/04 | Lauren Shepherd
    Republicans are reeling after the Democrats’ special-election victory last week in Kentucky, but they are gearing up for another big fight, in South Dakota. With three months to go until the June 1 special election, Republican state Sen. Larry Diedrich, the GOP’s candidate to replace Bill Janklow (R), has been making fundraising visits to House Republicans and the House Republican Conference office. His opponent is Democratic attorney Stephanie Herseth, and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has begun asking House members to help Diedrich add to his war chest. NRCC spokesman Carl Forti said fundraising efforts will likely parallel those...
  • Former congressman gets jail time for traffic crash

    01/22/2004 4:21:09 PM PST · by jwalburg · 33 replies · 205+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | Jan. 22, 2004 | CARSON WALKER
    FLANDREAU, S.D. - Bill Janklow, who dominated South Dakota politics for three decades and resigned his U.S. House seat after a jury convicted him of causing an accident that killed a man, was sentenced Thursday to 100 days in jail. Judge Rodney Steele ordered Janklow to serve his time behind bars in Sioux Falls, pay $5,750 in fines and additional court costs, reimburse Moody County $50 a day for his incarceration and be on probation for three years, during which he will not be allowed to drive. On Dec. 8, a jury convicted Janklow, 64, of second-degree manslaughter for barreling...
  • Janklow sentenced to 100 days in jail!

    01/22/2004 2:11:59 PM PST · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 232 replies · 249+ views
    Per FOX NEWS: Senator Janklow has been sentenced to 100 days in jail for the death of a motorcyclist.
  • Janklow to Be Sentenced in S.D. Accident

    01/22/2004 4:34:07 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 7 replies · 141+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 1/22/04 | CARSON WALKER
    S.D. (AP) - Former Rep. Bill Janklow is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in his boyhood hometown of Flandreau, five months after his involvement in a fatal Aug. 16 crash. The 64-year-old Janklow's resignation from Congress took effect Tuesday. It started last summer when a man who witnessed a Cadillac collide with a motorcycle said he talked to then-Rep. Janklow at the scene. The next morning, the Highway Patrol confirmed that the former governor and state attorney general was driving the car and had been injured. The rider of the Harley-Davidson, 55-year-old Randy Scott, was killed instantly. Janklow was convicted...
  • Ex-Rep. Janklow Faces Wrongful-Death Suit

    01/21/2004 11:12:10 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 12 replies · 278+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 1/21/04
    Ex-Rep. Janklow Faces Wrongful-Death Suit By CARSON WALKER, Associated Press Writer SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The family of a motorcyclist killed in a collision with a car driven by Bill Janklow has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the former South Dakota congressman. AP Photo Janklow, who resigned from Congress on Tuesday, was served with papers at the Minneapolis airport on his way from Washington to Sioux Falls, said Ronald Meshbesher, a lawyer for the family of Randy Scott. Janklow was convicted last month of speeding, running a stop sign, reckless driving and second-degree manslaughter in the Aug. 16 death of...
  • Rep. Janklow Leaving a Mixed Legacy (Janklow resigns)

    01/20/2004 3:42:14 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 12 replies · 166+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 1/20/04 | Chet (not Huntley, but) Brokaw
    Rep. Janklow Leaving a Mixed Legacy Tue Jan 20,10:31 AM ET By CHET BROKAW, Associated Press Writer PIERRE, S.D. - Whether they loved him or hated him — and few seemed neutral — South Dakotans will notice Rep. Bill Janklow's departure from the political stage he has dominated for nearly three decades. AP Photo Janklow's resignation from Congress became official Tuesday, six weeks after the former four-term Republican governor was convicted of manslaughter, speeding and running a stop sign in an Aug. 16 accident that killed a motorcyclist. A staff member in his Washington office still used Janklow's name when...
  • Americans Demand Rep. Bill Janklow Accept Responsibility (press release)

    01/15/2004 12:50:26 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 9 replies · 179+ views
    Yahoo Financial News ^ | Thursday January 15, 12:33 pm ET
    Americans Demand Rep. Bill Janklow Accept Responsibility Thursday January 15, 12:33 pm ET Motorcyclists, Parents, and Diabetics Across the Nation Demand Janklow Drop Appeals http://www.stoprecklessbill.com WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Outraged diabetics, parents, and motorcyclists across the nation today sent letters to Rep. Bill Janklow (R-SD) demanding he take responsibility for his reckless driving. Janklow, who recklessly ran a stop sign and killed motorcyclist Randy Scott in August 2003, was convicted by a jury in his home state of second degree manslaughter. Despite the conviction and a preponderance of evidence, Rep. Janklow's defense team has continued to file appeals and...
  • Everist will seek Janklow's seat in House

    01/06/2004 12:50:42 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 28 replies · 220+ views
    Aberdeen News ^ | Jan. 06, 2004 | AP
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Former state Senate Majority Leader Barb Everist says she will seek the Republican party's nomination to run in the special election to finish U.S. Rep. Bill Janklow's term. Everist said she would then hope to be elected to a full two-year term in November. Janklow, R-S.D., announced he would resign on Jan. 20 after being convicted last month of second-degree manslaughter in the death of Minnesota motorcyclist Randy Scott. Janklow, a former governor, is the state's only member of the U.S. House. "I am interested in running because I love legislating," Everist said Monday. "I know...
  • Rep. Janklow Files Motion for Acquittal

    12/20/2003 4:08:19 PM PST · by RJCogburn · 6 replies · 148+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Sat, Dec 20, 2003
    U.S. Rep. Bill Janklow has filed a motion asking for acquittal of a second-degree manslaughter charge or a new trial, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported on Saturday. Prosecutors did not present enough evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Janklow, a South Dakota Republican, is guilty of the felony charge, his lawyer, Ed Evans, argued in a motion filed Thursday with the Moody County Clerk of Courts in Flandreau, South Dakota, the newspaper reported. Under state law, 3rd Circuit Judge Rodney Steele has 20 days to rule on the motion, the paper noted. A Moody County, Minnesota, jury...
  • Janklow files motion for acquittal, new trial

    12/19/2003 3:20:02 PM PST · by anonymous_user · 16 replies · 230+ views
    Aberdeen (SD) News / AP ^ | December 19, 2003 | Dennis Gale, AP
    Janklow files motion for acquittal, new trialDENNIS GALE Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - U.S. Rep. Bill Janklow has filed a motion asking that he be acquitted of second-degree manslaughter. The motion, filed in Moody County Circuit Court in Flandreau, said prosecutors didn't present enough evidence to establish beyond a reasonable doubt that he is guilty of the charge. On Dec. 8, a Moody County jury found Janklow, R-S.D., guilty of second-degree manslaughter and three driving-related misdemeanors stemming from an Aug. 16 crash that killed motorcyclist Randy Scott, 55, of Hardwick, Minn. Janklow's motion also said if the acquittal isn't...
  • Anyone not running? House draws a crowd (South Dakota)

    12/17/2003 10:50:25 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 133+ views
    Sioux Falls Argus Leader ^ | 12/17/2003 | CORRINE OLSON and STEVE YOUNG
    <p>At least 11 South Dakota Republicans say they are interested in the U.S. House seat being vacated by Rep. Bill Janklow, now that former congressman John Thune has decided not to run.</p> <p>In a letter Tuesday to the chairman of the state Republican Party, Thune said he won't run for the House. He will an-nounce after the first of the year what his future plans are. Thune served three terms in the U.S. House before losing a Senate race to Democratic incumbent Tim Johnson last year. Thune has been considering a challenge to Democratic Sen. Tom Daschle in November, but may elect to sit out the election season instead.</p>
  • Republicans see chance to unseat Daschle

    12/17/2003 10:24:10 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 135+ views
    Sioux Falls Argus Leader ^ | 12/17/2003 | Mike Madden
    <p>WASHINGTON - Despite former Rep. John Thune's decision Tuesday to stay out of the special election to replace Bill Janklow in the House, South Dakota could find itself the center of national political attention again next year.</p> <p>House and Senate Republicans have been playing a recruiting tug-of-war over Thune ever since Janklow was involved in a fatal car accident Aug. 16 near Trent that led to his conviction on man-slaughter charges and his resignation from Congress.</p>
  • Thune not running to fill Janklow's House seat

    12/16/2003 1:22:50 PM PST · by anonymous_user · 63 replies · 151+ views
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Republican John Thune will not be a candidate for the U.S. House seat left open by Rep. Bill Janklow, a spokesman said Tuesday. However, Thune will wait until after the first of the year to decide whether to challenge Democratic Sen. Tom Daschle, political aide Ryan Nelson said. Thune outlined his plan in a letter to Randy Frederick, the chairman of the South Dakota Republican Party. Frederick praised Thune for allowing other candidates to step forward and run. "We are elated with John's quick, decisive actions, his not leaving the party in the lurch. He's helping...
  • Daschle, Johnson, Janklow praise Saddam Hussein's capture

    12/14/2003 8:58:00 PM PST · by formercalifornian · 10 replies · 59+ views
    AP ^ | Sun, Dec. 14, 2003 | BERNARD McGHEE
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota's congressional delegation applauded the capture of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Without firing a shot, American forces captured a bearded and haggard-looking Saddam over the weekend in a dirt pit across a river from one of his former palaces near his hometown of Tikrit, ending one of the most intensive manhunts in history. The arrest was a huge victory for U.S. forces battling an insurgency by the ousted dictator's followers. "Today is a great day for the Iraqi people," Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D., said a statement released Sunday. "The Fourth Infantry Division as well...
  • Thune prefers Senate but seeks input on future

    12/14/2003 3:39:35 PM PST · by formercalifornian · 25 replies · 107+ views
    Argus Leader ^ | Dec. 14, 2003 | David Kranz
    <p>The mystery of John Thune's political future soon will be solved.</p> <p>The former congressman will say in a few days if he will challenge Sen. Tom Daschle, run for the U.S. House seat soon to be vacated by Rep. Bill Janklow or remain in the private sector.</p>
  • Janklow to Resign Following Conviction (Special Election June 1)

    12/08/2003 6:37:17 PM PST · by AntiGuv · 72 replies · 1,497+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 8, 2003 | Carson Walker
    FLANDREAU, S.D. - Rep. Bill Janklow was convicted of manslaughter Monday for speeding through a stop sign and colliding with a motorcyclist. Janklow later announced that he will resign from Congress. "I wish to inform you that because of present circumstances, I will be unable to perform the duties incumbent on me in representing the people of South Dakota as their U.S. representative," Janklow wrote in a letter that he said was to be sent to House Speaker Dennis Hastert on Tuesday. "Therefore I wish to inform you that I will resign from the House of Representatives, effective January 20,...
  • S.D. Congressman Found Guilty Of Manslaughter

    12/08/2003 4:31:56 PM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 33 replies · 763+ views
    local6.com ^ | December 8, 2003 | Associated Press
    S.D. Congressman Found Guilty Of Manslaughter Janklow Charged With Speeding, Reckless Driving, 2nd-Degree Manslaughter POSTED: 7:44 a.m. EST December 8, 2003 UPDATED: 7:06 p.m. EST December 8, 2003 FLANDREAU, S.D. -- A South Dakota jury has found Rep. Bill Janklow guilty of all charges against him in a manslaughter trial. The jury foreman read "guilty" to each of the four counts: speeding, running a stop sign, reckless driving and second-degree manslaughter in the death of a motorcyclist. The last is a felony and carries a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Janklow...
  • Janklow Guilty

    12/08/2003 3:53:45 PM PST · by Diverdogz · 179 replies · 479+ views
    NBC news | Diverdogz
    Just saw on the news, Janklow Guilty on all counts....
  • Janklow Jury Weighs Manslaughter Case

    12/08/2003 2:56:30 PM PST · by RJCogburn · 10 replies · 139+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Mon, Dec 08, 2003 | CARSON WALKER
    A jury began deliberating Monday in the manslaughter case against Rep. Bill Janklow after a prosecutor ridiculed as "goofy" the congressman's claim that he was suffering a diabetic reaction when he sped through a stop sign and collided with a motorcyclist. "The defendant's driving is like a deadly game of Russian roulette," said deputy prosecutor Roger Ellyson, who called Janklow an "unbelievably awful and menacing" driver. "On August 16, Randy Scott took the bullet." Janklow, 64, is charged with manslaughter, reckless driving, running a stop sign and speeding for the Aug. 16 crash at a rural intersection that killed motorcyclist...
  • Janklow Cries While Testifying on Crash

    12/07/2003 8:42:38 AM PST · by Sockdologer · 29 replies · 140+ views
    The Argus Leader ^ | Dec. 07, 2003 | By CARSON WALKER
    FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) -- Rep. Bill Janklow took the stand as the final defense witness at his manslaughter trial, crying as he talked about the motorcyclist who died in the traffic accident he is accused of causing. The former governor and state attorney general said Saturday he remembers nothing about the crash at a rural crossroads on Aug. 16. He admitted speeding, but responded "I don't know" or "I don't recall" to many of his lawyer's questions about events before and after the accident. Janklow, 64, is charged with second-degree manslaughter, running a stop sign, reckless driving and speeding in...
  • Janklow Takes Stand in Manslaughter Trial

    12/06/2003 11:55:34 AM PST · by RJCogburn · 24 replies · 151+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Sat, Dec 06, 2003 | CARSON WALKER,
    U.S. Rep. Bill Janklow testified in his own defense at his manslaughter trial Saturday, crying as he talked about the man who was killed in the traffic accident he is accused of causing. The former governor and state attorney general said he remembers nothing about the crash at a rural crossroads on Aug. 16 or even much about the drive before, although he admitted speeding. Janklow, 64, is charged with second-degree manslaughter, running a stop sign, reckless driving and speeding in the crash that killed Randy Scott, 55, of Hardwick, Minn., as Janklow's Cadillac entered the path of Scott's motorcycle....
  • Doctor Supports Rep. Janklow's Defense

    12/06/2003 6:05:53 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 14 replies · 239+ views
    AP in Monroe, LA, News-Star ^ | 12-06-03 | Walker, Carson
    Doctor Supports Rep. Janklow's Defense By CARSON WALKER Associated Press Writer FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) -- A doctor testifying in the manslaughter trial of Rep. Bill Janklow said he initially was skeptical about a medical defense, but changed his mind after examining Janklow, reviewing his medical records and discussing his activities in the hours before the crash. It's possible Janklow was suffering from low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, when he blew through a stop sign and collided with a motorcyclist, Dr. Fred Lovrien said. Janklow, 64, is charged with second-degree manslaughter, running a stop sign, reckless driving and speeding in the...
  • Expert Says Janklow Had Diabetic Reaction

    12/05/2003 9:40:25 AM PST · by kattracks · 52 replies · 251+ views
    AP | 12/05/03 | CARSON WALKER
    FLANDREAU, S.D., Dec 05, 2003 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- U.S. Rep. Bill Janklow appears to have had symptoms consistent with a diabetic reaction before the Aug. 16 crash that killed a motorcyclist, an expert on the disease testified Friday during the congressman's manslaughter trial. Dr. Fred Lovrien of Sioux Falls, also a diabetic, said he examined Janklow after initially being skeptical about a proposed medical defense. He said he concluded after examining him Oct. 27, reviewing his medical records and talking with him about his activities in the hours before the crash that it was possible Janklow had been...
  • Daschle: 'I didn't see him eat'

    12/05/2003 5:56:14 AM PST · by jwalburg · 20 replies · 218+ views
    Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle became witness Tom Daschle Thursday as he testified for about five minutes in the manslaughter trial of his friend, Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Janklow. Meanwhile, Janklow's lawyer indicated the congressman might testify. Janklow, 64, is charged with second-degree manslaughter, running a stop sign, reckless driving and speeding in the crash that killed motorcyclist Randy Scott, 55, of Hardwick, Minn. The crash occurred Aug. 16 at the intersection of Moody County Highways 13 and 14 east of Trent. Janklow and Daschle were on the same stage at a Korean War veterans event at the Brown County...
  • Daschle Testifies at Janklow's Trial

    12/04/2003 4:17:33 PM PST · by RJCogburn · 18 replies · 134+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/4/03 | CARSON WALKER
    Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle joined another pillar of South Dakota politics in the courtroom Thursday as he testified at the manslaughter trial of Rep. Bill Janklow. The defense called Daschle to bolster its contention that Janklow, a diabetic, had not eaten the day he collided with a motorcyclist. The defense contends a diabetic reaction caused Janklow to miss a stop sign before the deadly Aug. 16 crash. Daschle said he was on stage with Janklow for about an hour at a Korean War veterans event the day of the crash. "I didn't see him eat" or drink anything, Daschle...
  • Janklow crash detailed

    12/03/2003 10:50:32 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 107+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, December 4, 2003
    <p>FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) -- Rep. Bill Janklow was traveling 71 mph in a 55 mph zone when he ran a stop sign and drove into the path of a motorcyclist, a state trooper testified yesterday at the congressman's manslaughter trial.</p>
  • His Jury Sees Rep. Janklow Placing Blame

    12/03/2003 4:29:06 AM PST · by RJCogburn · 15 replies · 200+ views
    NYTimes ^ | December 3, 2003 | MONICA DAVEY
    A few hours after his car accident killed a motorcyclist at a rural intersection, Representative Bill Janklow, one of the most powerful men in South Dakota, found himself in a state trooper's squad car, anxiously returning, again and again, to the seconds just before the wreck. A little white car had come out of nowhere, he told the trooper repeatedly. The car, headed in his direction on a two-lane road, had swerved toward his Cadillac, he said, forcing him to avoid it by speeding up and running a stop sign at the intersection. "Honestly, I tried to gun it to...
  • Jury picked for Janklow

    12/01/2003 11:59:48 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 96+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, December 2, 2003
    <p>FLANDREAU (AP) -- Rep. Bill Janklow, a towering figure in South Dakota politics for three decades, went on trial yesterday in his boyhood hometown on a manslaughter charge stemming from an August crash that killed a motorcyclist.</p> <p>A jury of nine women and four men was seated yesterday afternoon despite a selection process that revealed Mr. Janklow's enormous popularity and the difficulty of finding impartial jurors in a small town where everyone knows everyone.</p>
  • Janklow lawyer cites diabetes

    12/02/2003 5:32:51 AM PST · by RJCogburn · 18 replies · 131+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/2/2003 | T.R. Reid
    <p>Representative William Janklow was speeding and ran a stop sign when his Cadillac struck and killed a motorcyclist last August, Janklow's lawyer conceded in court yesterday, but the defense argued the congressman should not be convicted of felony manslaughter because he was suffering a diabetic reaction at the time of crash. On the opening day of a trial that could send the 64-year-old South Dakota Republican to prison for 10 years -- and end his storied political career -- defense lawyer Edwin Evans told a jury that Janklow "was mixed up. He was confused. . . . This was very likely an episode of low blood sugar due to his diabetes."</p>
  • Witness Cries on Stand at Janklow Trial

    12/02/2003 11:11:10 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 24 replies · 169+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 12/2/03 | Carson Walker
    Witness Cries on Stand at Janklow Trial By CARSON WALKER, Associated Press Writer FLANDREAU, S.D. - A man who was riding motorcycles with a friend killed in a crash involving Rep. Bill Janklow cried on the witness stand Tuesday as he told jurors about seeing his friend's lifeless body. "I kneeled down to see if he had a pulse and he didn't," Terry Johnson of Luverne, Minn., said as he was shown photos of the body. Janklow, 64, is charged with second-degree manslaughter, speeding, running a stop sign and reckless driving for his role in the Aug. 16 collision. Prosecutors...