Jury absolves Tyson of punitive damages
A jury of five women and one man refused yesterday to impose punitive damages against former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson for fondling a woman in a Manhattan disco two years ago. The jury had found a day earlier that Tyson had committed battery against computer operator Sandra Miller Reese, 26, and ordered him to pay $100 in compensatory damages, but concluded that his conduct was not callous or malicious enough to justify financial punishment. Miller's lawyers had sought $2.5 million for the incident, which occurred Dec. 10, 1988.
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Howard County will hold a Salute The Maryland Bays parade Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in Columbia. For more information on the event honoring the American Professional Soccer League champions, call Maggie Brown at 992-2020. . . . The Maryland Wrestling Officials Association will hold its rules interpretation meeting Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Poly gym. . . . The men's basketball team of the University of Maryland Baltimore County will hold an intrasquad scrimmage today (3 p.m.) at Mount St. Joseph High School. Admission is free. . . . The Soccer America Tournament in the under-12 and under-14 age groups will be held Nov. 24-25 at Myers Pavilion. For more information, call Mike Woodard at 396-5782. . . . Johns Hopkins (10-4-2) will play Messiah (19-1), and Millersville (11-7-2) will meet Salisbury State (12-3-1) in the first round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III-South playoffs today at Messiah College.