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  • Hearing on New Trial in Chandra Levy Case

    11/12/2014 11:36:44 AM PST · by Yaelle · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/12/14 | Jessica Gresko
    ... Lawyers for Ingmar Guandique and the government were scheduled Wednesday to begin three days of hearings. Guandique's lawyers say he was convicted on the basis of false or misleading testimony given by a one time cell mate and prosecutors knew or should have known the testimony was false and investigated the man further. ...
  • Ohio Conservatives Thwart New Kasich Medicaid Maneuver

    06/06/2014 9:26:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | June 06, 2014 | Jason Hart
    Conservatives in the Ohio House this week blocked a move widely viewed as an attempt by Governor John Kasich to set aside money he could later spend on Medicaid expansion without legislative approval. The version of House Bill 483 (HB 483) passed by the Ohio Senate included a last-minute change to move as much as $300 million in surplus state revenue to the state Medicaid Reserve Fund. Legislators feared this was an effort by the Kasich Administration to circumvent the General Assembly for spending on the Obamacare Medicaid expansion when an existing appropriation expires in mid-2015. ... Kasich, a Republican,...
  • Cloud Over Chandra Levy Murder Witness Raises Doubts

    10/10/2013 6:18:15 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 45 replies
    SacBee ^ | 10/09/13 | Michael Doyle
    The November 2010 testimony of Morales helped convict Ingmar Guandique, the man charged with killing Levy in Washington, D.C.’s Rock Creek Park in May 2001. Levy’s death occurred shortly before she was to return to her family’s Modesto, Calif., home, and her disappearance drew national attention following speculation and then revelations that she had been having an affair with then-Rep. Gary Condit. A former cellmate of Guandique, Morales testified that the younger inmate had confessed to him that he had killed Levy. Guandique was sentenced to 60 years following his conviction in 2010 on first-degree murder charges Guandique’s defense attorneys,...
  • Secret hearings in case of Chandra Levy slaying

    01/27/2013 9:39:22 AM PST · by AmericanSamurai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/27/13 | Eric Tucker
    WASHINGTON -- A judge has been holding secret hearings in the case of the man convicted in the 2001 killing of Chandra Levy, the latest twist in a high-profile murder that went unsolved for years and captivated the public because of the intern's romantic relationship with a California congressman. The meetings, held sporadically behind closed doors at the courthouse over the last several weeks, raise questions about what comes next in a criminal case that appeared resolved by the 2010 conviction of Ingmar Guandique. The illegal immigrant from El Salvador is now serving a 60-year prison sentence in Levy's death,...
  • Secret hearings in case of Chandra Levy slaying

    01/25/2013 5:38:13 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-25-13 | ap
    A judge is holding secret hearings in the case of the man convicted in the 2001 killing of Washington intern Chandra Levy. Neither prosecutors nor defense lawyers have revealed the purpose of the hearings, which have been taking place in Washington behind closed doors. Several media organizations, including The Associated Press, are petitioning to open the proceedings. The next hearing takes place on February 7. Ingmar Guandique was convicted in 2010 of killing Levy, whose body was found in Washington's Rock Creek Park. The case captured the nation's attention because of Levy's relationship with California congressman Gary Condit. Condit was...
  • Schools won't stop asking for more until we say 'enough.'

    11/02/2012 5:28:49 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-2-12 | joe soucheray
    Voting "yes" for the children is an agreeable sentiment. The "yes" yard signs are cheerful and evocative of wishing only the best for our children. Not to mention that voting yes, or advising others to vote yes, is an example of virtue that speaks to what is presumed to be the wisdom of an engaged citizenry and a cheerleading business sector. Voters are being asked to approve an $821.55-per-pupil levy, which folds a new $175-per-pupil increase into the existing $647-per-pupil levy. If the levy passes, local property taxes will bring in $133.5 million toward the district's budget of $652 million...
  • Garfield Heights,OH Shortens School Day, Parents Blame Voters

    01/17/2012 6:51:34 PM PST · by EBH · 81 replies
    Fox 8 News ^ | 1/17/12 | Emily Valdez
    As of Tuesday, programs like elementary music, art and physical education are gone and libraries are closed. School days are shortened to just 5 1/2 hours -- leaving kids less time for instruction, and working parents scrambling. "What are kids gonna do with that big window of time when their parents are still working and all that idle time that they still have, to do God knows what?" parent Jeff Bodziony said. Hot school lunches are also thing of the past. In fact, lunch is a thing of the past. Students used to have lunch in the noon hour. Instead...
  • One-third of Minn. schools ask voters for help

    11/08/2011 5:14:40 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 30 replies
    ap ^ | 11-7-11 | Chris Williams
    The phone banks have been humming for three weeks straight in the headquarters of the teachers' union for Minnesota's largest school district, as Anoka-Hennepin teachers and their allies plead with voters to renew an operating levy worth $48 million a year. "If this levy were to fail, I don't know what our district would look like," said Julie Blaha, president of the local chapter of Education Minnesota.
  • Chandra Levy's Killer Gets 60 Years in Prison .

    02/11/2011 10:22:24 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 54 replies
    wsj ^ | FEBRUARY 11, 2011,
    WASHINGTON—The Salvadoran convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy nearly a decade ago was sentenced Friday to 60 years in prison. In November, a jury convicted Ingmar Guandique of first-degree murder in Ms. Levy's 2001 disappearance and death, despite a lack of witnesses and no DNA evidence linking him to the crime.
  • AP, ABCNews.com Omit Convicted Killer's Illegal Immigration Status, MS-13 Gang Membership

    11/22/2010 11:57:28 AM PST · by La Lydia · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 22, 2010 | Ken Shepherd
    "Salvadoran Immigrant Ingmar Guandique Found Guilty of Murdering D.C. Intern Chandra Levy [12:45 p.m. ET]" That was the breaking news headline that was blasted to my inbox from ABCNews.com regarding today's murder conviction of the suspect in the 2001 murder of the former congressional intern for then-Rep. Gary Condit (D). In the Associated Press story by Matthew Barakat at the ABCNews.com website, there is no mention of the fact that Guandique is an illegal immigrant nor of the fact that he is involved in the ruthless gang Mara Salvatrucha, more commonly known as MS-13. This despite the fact that numerous...
  • Ex-Rep. Condit: No involvement in Levy killing

    11/01/2010 3:54:36 PM PDT · by FTJM · 5 replies
    AP via Google ^ | 11/01/2010 | Jessica Gresko
    Former California Rep. Gary Condit told jurors Monday that he didn't murder Chandra Levy and insisted he cooperated fully with police when they investigated the Washington intern's disappearance nearly a decade ago. But he continued to evade direct questions on cross-examination about whether he had an intimate relationship with Levy, saying "we're all entitled to some level of privacy." A Salvadoran immigrant, Ingmar Guandique, is on trial for murdering and attempting to assault Levy back in 2001. Prosecutors say Guandique had a history of assaulting female joggers in Rock Creek Park, where Levy's remains were found. But it is Levy's...
  • Condit Won't Discuss Having Sex With Levy (Chandra Levy Murder Trial)

    11/01/2010 2:04:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    UPI ^ | Nov. 1, 2010
    Gary Condit repeatedly refused to say whether he had sex with intern Chandra Levy Monday in testimony in her accused killer's trial. The former Democratic congressman from California told Washington prosecutor Amanda Haines he has never revealed whether he and Levy were intimate in the nine years since her disappearance, CNN reported. Asked whether he would answer the question, Condit said: "We've lost our feeling for common decency. I didn't commit any crime. I didn't do anything wrong." When defense attorney Maria Hawilo asked if he was invoking his right against self-incrimination, Condit said he would not respond because it...
  • Jury in place for Chandra Levy murder trial in DC (concern over bias against MS-13 gang members?)

    10/22/2010 3:03:14 PM PDT · by tellw · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10-22-10 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON—After a week of jury selection, a panel of 12 women and four men has been chosen to serve on the Chandra Levy murder trial. The panel includes four alternates. Ingmar Guandique, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, is charged with the attempted sexual assault and murder of Levy back in 2001. The Washington intern's disappearance made headlines when she was romantically linked to then-Rep. Gary Condit, D-Calif. Condit was once a suspect but police no longer believe he had anything to do with Levy's death. While the defense had worried pretrial publicity would contaminate the jury pool, it turned...
  • After 9 years and Condit's fall, Levy trial begins

    10/17/2010 2:00:02 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 10/17/10 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    If one person is associated with the mysterious slaying of Washington intern Chandra Levy, it isn't the man who will soon be tried on charges he murdered her. It's former California congressman Gary Condit, whose political career imploded after he was romantically linked to the woman and became the No. 1 suspect. Ingmar Guandique, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, goes on trial Monday for Levy's 2001 killing.
  • Levy asks to attend trial

    09/05/2010 12:01:49 PM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 22 replies
    The Modesto Bee ^ | September 4, 2010 | Michael Doyle
    WASHINGTON — The mother of murdered intern Chandra Levy is asking a judge's permission to attend the trial of the accused killer. In a new legal filing, Modesto resident Susan Levy states she wants the opportunity to be in the courtroom "for the entire trial," set to start Oct. 4. She requires permission to watch because she could also be called to testify. "I'm a mother," Susan Levy explained in a telephone interview Friday. "As hard as it's going to be, it's something a mother has to do."
  • Who killed Chandra Levy?

    08/16/2010 3:11:54 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 32 replies
    wiki ^ | 08.16.10
    Chandra Ann Levy (April 14, 1977–ca. May 1, 2001) was an intern at the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Washington, D.C., who disappeared in May 2001 and is presumed murdered after her skeletal remains were found in Rock Creek Park in May 2002. The investigation led to media allegations of an extramarital affair with then-U.S. Representative Gary Condit,[1] a Democrat representing California's 18th congressional district and a senior member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Condit was never named a suspect by police and was ultimately cleared of involvement, however the cloud of suspicion raised by the...
  • Media Still Can’t Bring Themselves to Call Chandra Levy Suspect an Illegal Immigrant

    05/17/2010 11:27:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 665+ views
    news busters ^ | 5/17/10 | Rusty Weiss
    You would think that in the midst of the liberal media's fight to rip Arizona's Immigration Law, that the phrase ‘illegal immigrant' would be fairly easy to use in an appropriate manner. Yet that is seemingly only the case when the phrase is used to cast common-sense immigration enforcement as discriminatory. But when it comes to a story that could shed light on why enforcement is a necessity for the safety and security of a nation and its people, then the phrase - no matter how accurate - is quickly forgotten.
  • Watch your back, Kirsten (Cuomo's looking for a gig)

    03/30/2010 9:25:07 PM PDT · by dangus · 5 replies · 317+ views
    Vanity ^ | 3-31-10 | Dangus
    Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is very popular in New York. Governor David Paterson and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are not... and they're both up for re-election. Conventional wisdom has had it that Cuomo will run for one of their jobs: Paterson's. Amidst unsourced press reports that Cuomo would begin his campaign for governor sometime in March, Paterson even announced he would not be seeking re-election. But now March has come and just about gone, and there's no announcement. Cuomo, in fact, keeps insisting he's running for attorney general. But it's hard to believe the heretofore ruthless politician, suddenly lacks any ambition...
  • NY Poll: GOP Voters Favor Lazio As Levy Switches Parties

    03/22/2010 2:04:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 444+ views
    realclearpolitics ^ | March 22nd, 2010 | Mike Memoli
    A new Siena poll (810 RVs, 3/15-18, MoE +/- 3.4%) is the first in New York to test the potential Republican primary for governor between former Rep. Rick Lazio (R) and Steve Levy, the Suffolk County Executive and soon-to-be-former Democrat. Lazio leads Levy 45-16 in an initial test, with 40 percent undecided. When Republican voters are informed of Levy's political affiliation, Lazio's lead expands to 60-19, with 22 percent undecided. Democratic Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, meanwhile, continues to be the early heavy favorite to ultimately win the seat in November.
  • Andy fears 'crazy' Levy

    03/22/2010 1:06:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 463+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 22, 2010 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    Andrew Cuomo, gearing up for a late April announcement, breathed a loud sigh of relief over the weekend after hard-charging Democratic-turned-Republican Steve Levy failed to win Conservative Party backing for his new gubernatorial campaign. While Attorney General Cuomo enjoys a wide lead over all comers in the race for governor, he and his advisers believe the high-energy "and a little crazy" Suffolk County executive is a far more dangerous GOP opponent than former Rep. Rick Lazio, the undistinguished current Conservative favorite, or little-known Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino, Democratic insiders say. "There is a lot of anger out there in New...
  • Lazio Goes After New Challenger in Governor’s Race

    03/19/2010 9:25:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 386+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 18, 2010 | JEREMY W. PETERS and DAVID M. HALBFINGER
    ALBANY — The campaign for the Republican nomination for governor was blown wide open on Thursday as the party’s presumptive frontrunner, Rick A. Lazio, lost key support after a last-minute entry into the race by a conservative Long Island Democrat. The Democrat, Steve Levy, was quickly amassing Republican endorsements, just hours after he said he would switch parties and seek the Republican nomination. Mr. Lazio, seeking to contain the damage and play down the growing number of defections from his campaign, hit back on Thursday, calling Mr. Levy, the Suffolk County executive, a “rank opportunist.” “The people of New York...
  • New York Republicans Facing Another Schism?

    03/18/2010 5:58:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies · 974+ views
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | March 18, 2010 | Mike Memoli
    The New York Republican Party, no stranger to controversy in the past year, has a new internal battle brewing over its gubernatorial nominee that could lead to a New York-23 like split for the GOP. Rick Lazio, the former Long Island Congressman who unsuccessfully challenged Hillary Clinton in the 2000 U.S. Senate race, appeared well on his way to securing the nomination. Endorsements included former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Gov. George Pataki, as well as a slew of county chairmen and local officials. But others in the party, said to be concerned over what is described as...
  • MS-13 gang threatens witness in Chandra Levy case

    11/02/2009 5:58:20 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 61 replies · 3,039+ views
    Norfolk Crime Examiner ^ | November 1, 2009 | Dave Gison
    On Friday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Fernando Campoamor told a judge in D.C Superior Court that accused murderer and gang member Ingmar Guandique, 28, along with members of the MS-13 gang threatened to kill a witness and his family, if he testifies at Guandique’s January trial.A Salvadoran national in this country illegally, Guandique was arrested last April for the murder of missing intern Chandra Levy, who disappeared in 2001. Her skeletal remains were discovered a year later in D.C.’s Rock Creek Park.At the time of his arrest for the Levy murder, he was already in prison for the assault of two...
  • California plans to levy greenhouse gas fees (Picking at the remnants of the Golden Goo$e carcass)

    09/20/2009 4:55:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 931+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 9/20/09 | Kelly Zito
    More than a year after Bay Area air pollution regulators became the first in the nation to charge businesses for pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the program has raked in close to $1.7 million. And as early as this week, the state may follow suit by imposing similar fees on large California polluters as part of an ongoing effort to cut greenhouse gases 20 percent by 2020. The proposed program from the California Air Resources Board and the fledgling regional effort are designed to use the fees to pay for measuring, monitoring and studying the emissions blamed for global...
  • Comet Shoemaker-Levy Collision with Jupiter [July 16 through July 22, 1994]

    07/10/2009 12:53:47 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies · 914+ views
    JPL ^ | Friday, July 10, 2009 | Ron Baalke
    From July 16 through July 22, 1994, pieces of an object designated as Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 collided with Jupiter. This is the first collision of two solar system bodies ever to be observed, and the effects of the comet impacts on Jupiter's atmosphere have been simply spectacular and beyond expectations. Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 consisted of at least 21 discernable fragments with diameters estimated at up to 2 kilometers.
  • Clinton-era appointee dead in apparent DC suicide (Mark Levy)

    04/30/2009 3:46:02 PM PDT · by csvset · 88 replies · 3,406+ views
    SFgate ` AP ^ | April 30, 2009 | BRETT ZONGKER
    An attorney who served in the Clinton administration was found dead Thursday in an apparent suicide at his Washington law office. Kilpatrick Stockton, an Atlanta firm, confirmed in a statement that attorney Mark Levy had died. "Mark Levy was well known and highly respected for his successful appearances before the Supreme Court of the United States," said Bill Dorris, the firm's co-managing partner. Levy was a deputy assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice between 1993 and 1995 and served five years in the Solicitor General's office. D.C. Police spokeswoman Helen Andrews said officers were called to an office...
  • Can we call the suspect in the Chandra Levy murder an "illegal"?

    03/06/2009 8:30:09 AM PST · by lakeprincess · 10 replies · 559+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/6/09 | Jennifer Harper
    The dreaded "i-word" is not part of the mainstream media lexicon these days. Most coverage does not use "illegal immigrant" or "illegal alien" to describe the suspect in the Levy case.
  • Police: Levy 'random victim' of Salvadoran immigrant

    03/03/2009 5:08:56 PM PST · by Enterprise · 14 replies · 493+ views
    Bee Washington Bureau ^ | Tuesday, Mar. 03, 2009 | Michael Doyle
    Police on Tuesday obtained an arrest warrant for El Salvadoran immigrant Ingmar Guandique for the 2001 killing of Modesto's Chandra Levy, opening a dramatic new chapter in one of the nation’s most enduring murder mysteries.
  • Officials: Warrant issued in Chandra Levy killing

    03/03/2009 11:49:47 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 866+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 3, 2009 | BRIAN WESTLEY
    WASHINGTON (AP) - An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for an imprisoned Salvadoran immigrant in the killing of federal intern Chandra Levy, nearly eight years after the case captivated the nation's capital and ended the career of a congressman. The warrant accuses Ingmar Guandique (gwan-DEE'-kay) of killing Levy on May 1, 2001, as she walked her dog through Washington's Rock Creek Park, said U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Taylor. Guandique, 27, is already serving time in a federal prison in Adelanto, Calif., for attacking two women in the same park.
  • Obama to Propose Massive Greenhouse Gas Tax

    02/21/2009 5:36:16 PM PST · by kristinn · 333 replies · 15,480+ views
    Saturday, February 21, 2009 | Kristinn
    Barack Hussein Obama will propose a massive business tax on greenhouse gases in his FY 2010 federal budget to be presented this week.The massive tax increase and power grab was buried at the end on article on Obama's forthcoming budget proposal in The New York Times:On energy policy, Mr. Obama’s budget will show new revenues by 2012 from his proposal to require companies to buy permits from the government for greenhouse gas emissions above a certain cap. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the permits would raise up to $300 billion a year by 2020. Since companies would pass their...
  • Who Killed Chandra Levy (An Illegal Alien)

    02/21/2009 11:59:00 AM PST · by Ladycalif · 26 replies · 2,887+ views
    While D.C. police focused most of their investigative efforts on Rep. Gary Condit and his relationship to missing intern Chandra Levy, they were slow to recognize another lead. It involved a man who was attacking women in the woods of Rock Creek Park. The day Chandra disappeared, May 1, 2001, Ingmar A. Guandique, a 19-year-old illegal Salvadoran immigrant, did not show up for his construction job. Around that time, he went to stay with his former landlady, Sheila Phillips Cruz, the manager of an apartment building on Somerset Place NW. Cruz noticed that Guandique looked like he had been in...
  • Reports: Arrest close in Chandra Levy slaying

    02/21/2009 8:42:43 AM PST · by thecodont · 35 replies · 1,986+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Saturday, February 21, 2009 | Associated Press
    (02-21) 08:12 PST WASHINGTON, (AP) -- An arrest may be near in the nearly decade-old slaying of federal intern Chandra Levy, whose disappearance in 2001 ended Gary Condit's congressional career, several television stations reported. The California Democrat was romantically linked to Levy, but was not considered a suspect in her death or disappearance. Television stations, KFSN and KCRA in California and WRC in Washington, D.C., reported that police were seeking an arrest warrant. Levy's parents said Friday outside their Modesto, Calif., home that police called them and told them an arrest was near. "Your child is dead and gone and...
  • Police prepare arrest in Chandra Levy case

    02/20/2009 11:14:18 PM PST · by jiggyboy · 37 replies · 2,672+ views
    KGO TV (SF) ^ | Friday, February 20, 2009
    Police are preparing to make an arrest in the murder of Congressional Intern Chandra Levy... ...an inmate in the D.C. corrections system has told other prisoners that he killed Levy after seeing her in the park where her body was found. The inmate is identified as Igman Andique. He is in jail for attacks on other women in that same park. The case has stumped police for years and ended the career of California Congressman Gary Condit after he was romantically linked to the 24-year-old from Modesto.
  • DNC & Obama Execs Hosted Known Terrorist Fischer In Denver Wednesday 8/27/2008

    08/28/2008 7:11:38 AM PDT · by Southack · 47 replies · 549+ views
    The Washington Note ^ | 8/28/2008 | Steve Clemmons
    Wednesday morning, August 27, between 11 am and 1:30 pm EST or 9 am and 11:30 am mountain time, I'll be chairing a New America Foundation/Middle East Task Force event in Denver at the Colorado History Museum. The keynotes are Senator JOHN KERRY (D-MA), Obama National Security Adviser GREG CRAIG, Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School Dean ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER, former Congressman and Obama Adviser MEL LEVINE, former German Foreign Minister JOSCHKA FISCHER, and Aspen Institute President (and former CNN Chairman and CEO and TIME Managing Editor) Walter Isaacson. Our panel will be former Israeli negotiator and New America Foundation Senior Fellow...
  • Chandra Levy killed by illegal alien? [Condidit pays $25,000 to snuff lover]

    07/24/2008 2:40:33 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 60 replies · 999+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 24, 2008 | CrimeNetDaily
    Seven years after Chandra Levy's remains were found in a Washington, D.C., park, a year-long investigation by the Washington Post offers evidence the congressional intern was murdered by an illegal alien. As suspicion mounted that Levy's boss, Rep. Gary Condit, D-Calif., might be involved in her disappearance, the case became front-page news in the summer of 2001. But with the Sept. 11 attacks, law enforcement personnel in the capital quickly turned their attention to the the nation's security, and Levy's case became a distant memory for the public. But the Post says that as authorities searched for Levy in Rock...
  • Ex-Rep. Condit loses a Chandra Levy defamation case

    07/09/2008 6:25:47 AM PDT · by gridlock · 36 replies · 249+ views
    McClatchy News ^ | 7/9/08 | Michael Doyle
    WASHINGTON — A federal judge has thrown out former California Congressman Gary Condit's defamation lawsuit against author Dominick Dunne, extending the one-time lawmaker's costly courtroom losing streak over rumors of his relationship to murdered intern Chandra Levy. In a 22-page opinion issued Tuesday morning, U.S. District Judge Peter Leisure summarily dismissed Condit's suit and ruled the First Amendment as well as California law protected Dunne's expressions of opinion. The ruling further shrinks Condit's legal maneuvering room. "I'm just delighted," Dunne's attorney Paul LiCalsi said Tuesday. "This was an abusive lawsuit all along." (snip) The new ruling comes one year after...
  • Atlanta College Students to Reopen Chandra Levy Investigation

    01/01/2008 1:08:40 PM PST · by RooRoobird20 · 64 replies · 274+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 1, 2007
    A group of criminal justice students at a small Atlanta college are preparing to launch their own investigation into the 2001 disappearance and slaying of Modesto resident Chandra Levy in Washington, D.C. Since 2005, students at Bauder College have sifted through old evidence and case files from unsolved crimes as part of the school's Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, according to institute director Sheryl McCollum. This year, Levy's homicide and the disappearance three years ago of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba are on their agenda.
  • Atlantic City mayor resigns after 2-week absence from office

    10/10/2007 4:38:48 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 8 replies · 336+ views
    Philly Inquirer ^ | 10/10/07 | WAYNE PARRY
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - The mayor of this gambling resort resigned Wednesday after a two-week absence from office during which he checked himself into a rehabilitation clinic. Robert Levy's disappearance came amid a federal investigation for embellishing his Army service in Vietnam. "Mr. Levy has concluded that public confidence is so eroded by these circumstances that the only responsible action is to step down," his attorney, Edwin Jacobs, said. "He does so with great regret and with apologies to his supporters, to the people of Atlantic City, and to his family and friends." The president of the seaside city's council...
  • Missing Levy draws major media notice. (Mayor resigns according to Fox News)

    10/07/2007 4:42:29 AM PDT · by mware · 30 replies · 1,688+ views
    The Press of Atlantic City ^ | Published: Sunday, October 7, 2007 | By DEREK HARPER Staff Writer,
    ATLANTIC CITY - The possible whereabouts of Atlantic City Mayor Bob Levy continue to make national news, including top billing Saturday on AOL's list of news stories, fueling additional media focus on his mysterious absence. Major news organizations such as Fox News and NPR also are planning coverage into next week. Levy vanished from public life Sept. 26, the day he signed seven ordinances and city officials said he transferred power to city Business Administrator Domenic Cappella. Officials, his family and his lawyer have refused to say where he is, claiming privacy regulations that experts say do not apply. Levy's...
  • Dems grapple with ‘rich’

    07/13/2007 2:51:48 AM PDT · by Truthseeker2007 · 16 replies · 943+ views
    The Hill ^ | July 13, 2007 | By Jessica Holzer
    Leading Democrats in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail are having a difficult time agreeing on what it means to be wealthy. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has said it means earning $500,000 or more annually. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) contends that raising the tax rate on families making more than $400,000 could offset legislation to slash taxes on the middle class.
  • The endgame for No. 10

    03/10/2007 6:19:28 PM PST · by proxy_user · 4 replies · 314+ views
    The Times of London ^ | March 11, 2007 | Times Editors
    In most good heist movies there is always a moment when the bad guys fall out. A disagreement over splitting the loot turns to violence. More usually, one of the gang, fearing the Old Bill, sings like a canary. What you do not expect is to see the Lavender Hill Mob played out inside Downing Street. The cash for honours investigation is reaching its climax. Assistant Commissioner John Yates and his Scotland Yard colleagues are said to be confident of bringing charges under both the Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act of 1925 and for perverting the course of justice. The...
  • Dominick's Dunne it again, Condit says in defame suit

    11/15/2006 10:39:58 AM PST · by edpc · 10 replies · 627+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | November 14, 2006 | THOMAS ZAMBITO
    Famed writer Dominick Dunne can't stop blabbing about Gary Condit, the ex-California congressman who was forced to fend off claims that he withheld information from authorities about the slaying of Washington intern Chandra Levy. , claiming the Vanity Fair correspondent caused him to suffer "public hatred, contempt and ridicule" as a result of comments Dunne made on CNN's "Larry King Live" on Nov. 16, 2005. Eight months after publicly apologizing to Condit, Dunne told the show's fill-in host Bob Costas: "I think [Condit] knows more about what did happen than he has ever said." Condit's asking for more than $75,000...
  • CA: S.D. employees union asks City Council to levy new property tax (a 'pension' tax)

    07/24/2006 8:20:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 630+ views
    SAN DIEGO – An attorney for the city's largest employee union is demanding that the City Council levy a new tax on San Diego property owners to help pay municipal pension obligations. In a letter sent to Mayor Jerry Sanders and the City Council, SDMEA attorney Ann Smith stated that “adding such a 'pension' tax to the city's annual tax levy is not a matter of discretion, but rather a matter of duty, and therefore, enforceable by the courts.” The mayor could not be immediately reached for comment on the letter, which was sent Friday and made public Monday. But...
  • Labour fundraiser Levy arrested

    07/12/2006 9:05:01 AM PDT · by Ed Thomas · 21 replies · 354+ views
    BBC Online ^ | 12/7/06
    Tony Blair's chief fundraiser Lord Levy has been arrested. His arrest is in connection with the "cash-for-honours" inquiry by the Metropolitan Police. Lord Levy, 61, made his money in the music industry in the 1960s and 1970s, managing singers including Alvin Stardust and Chris Rea. He has been a high profile fundraiser for Labour since Tony Blair's election. Lord Levy is understood to be being held at a North London police station. Asked if he had any reaction to the news that Lord Levy had been arrested, the prime minister's official spokesman said: "I cannot comment on that, it is...
  • The Quisling Effect

    06/25/2006 6:15:44 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 34 replies · 1,496+ views
    June 23, 2006 | Hal Lindsey
    In April, 1940, Norwegian politician Vidkun J. Quisling became the first politician in history to use the radio airwaves to announce a coup d'etat, declaring the formation of an ad-hoc government during the confusion brought on by the Nazi invasion of Norway. Quisling hoped his action would result in Nazi recognition of Quisling as head of state. Instead, his treasonous action earned him a different kind of recognition. Today, the name "Quisling" stands beside that of Benedict Arnold as a synonym for "traitor." Quisling's treacherous efforts to use his country's peril to advance his own personal political fortunes also earned...
  • Big Questions About the Big Easy (GA Tech Civil Eng Prof interview)

    05/21/2006 10:31:12 AM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 11 replies · 571+ views
    Big Questions About the Big Easy Hughes Joseph Hughes chairs the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech and serves on the EPA's environmental engineering advisory committee. He toured the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast with President Wayne Clough in November, spoke to former Alumni Association trustees in January and recently sat down with the ALUMNI MAGAZINE. Hughes now is helping coordinate a conference that will address the future of New Orleans.What is Georgia Tech's role in the rebuilding of New Orleans? We're at the stage right now in the discussion where there are real questions whether we should rebuild...
  • Retiree benefits drain finances ( Exploiting pension funds )

    05/08/2006 5:57:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies · 723+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | May 7, 2006 | AVRUM D. LANK and DAVE UMHOEFER
    Enhanced pension deals are county's albatross... The county has the distinction of carrying more retirees (6,050) than active employees (4,631) on county health insurance. Add in 3,100 spouses and dependents of retirees, and the county is insuring more than 9,000 individuals on the retiree side. The county now pays out more in health care for retirees than for active employees. In addition to her monthly check, she was promised, and cherishes, free health insurance for the rest of her life. It is the sum of such promises to Schumann and 6,000-plus other retirees that is a major stumbling block as...
  • A Letter to the American Left

    02/13/2006 6:35:54 AM PST · by Valin · 66 replies · 1,978+ views
    The Nation ^ | 2/27/06 | Bernard-Henri Lévy
    Translated from the original French by Charlotte Mandell. Nothing made a more lasting impression during my journey through America than the semi-comatose state in which I found the American left. I know, of course, that the term "left" does not have the same meaning and ramifications here that it does in France. And I cannot count how many times I was told there has never been an authentic "left" in the United States, in the European sense. But at the end of the day, my progressive friends, you may coin ideas in whichever way you like. The fact is: You...
  • A Marine Came for Me

    10/10/2005 6:33:30 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 33 replies · 2,226+ views
    U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings | October 2005 | David J. Danelo
    "A Marine Came For Me" David J. Danelo Proceedings, October 2005 Discuss this article in the eForum. The odyssey of Marine Corporal Ross Craft (center) began with his hunt to find his aunt and uncle, Diane and Richard Angelico, who were missing in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE AUTHOR On 30 August, the day after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, shattered two levees, and flooded New Orleans, a local television station ran footage of a Marine on a jet ski zipping through the floodwaters guiding rescue boats to safe evacuation routes. Corporal Ross Craft, a...
  • It is Not Over for the Bush Administration

    09/03/2005 4:37:24 PM PDT · by forty_years · 9 replies · 793+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | September 3, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    With all due deference to my colleague, Donnel Jones, it is not “over for the Bush Administration.” Maybe it is natural during a national crisis for emotions to run so high, but this blame-game has gotten out of hand. Granted, Donnel is not blaming Hurricane Katrina on Bush as so many wacky leftists are, but to conclude that this is the conclusion of Bush’s efficacy, or that this spells a certain change in who holds the House and Senate; this is just over the top. Katrina is the “worst natural disaster in modern American history”. Could anyone have been fully...