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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Washington Bureau of The Sun | September 5, 1991
Washington -- There she stood, blond as the cream-colored slacks suit, heels and pearls she wore, talking to the press yesterday morning about the "sexual affair" she says she had with U.S. Sen. Charles Robb when he was governor of Virginia.There she sat, a few hours later, signing autographs and scribbling tidings of "Happiness!" and "Love" to hundreds of Bills, Joes, Arthurs and Jacks who'd lined up at Union Station to meet the 29-year-old model and former beauty queen.And there she . . . stretched out, generally wearing more square inches of jewelry than fabric, over eight pages of the October issue of Playboy magazine.
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By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 1, 2000
RICHMOND, Va. - Marylanders aching for political theater in this election need only look across the Potomac to Virginia. The U.S. Senate race is a dead heat that pits the state's political titans - Democratic Sen. Chuck Robb and former Republican Gov. George Allen - in a faceoff that could decide control of that chamber and, not so incidentally, the survival of the Democratic Party in the Old Dominion. Robb, 61, also a former governor, Marine veteran of Vietnam, pioneering New Democrat and son-in-law of President Lyndon B. Johnson, had his hands full as the last remaining Democrat to hold statewide office in an increasingly Republican state.
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By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 1, 2000
RICHMOND, Va. - Marylanders aching for political theater in this election need only look across the Potomac to Virginia. The U.S. Senate race is a dead heat that pits the state's political titans - Democratic Sen. Chuck Robb and former Republican Gov. George Allen - in a faceoff that could decide control of that chamber and, not so incidentally, the survival of the Democratic Party in the Old Dominion. Robb, 61, also a former governor, Marine veteran of Vietnam, pioneering New Democrat and son-in-law of President Lyndon B. Johnson, had his hands full as the last remaining Democrat to hold statewide office in an increasingly Republican state.
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By Tom Baxter | June 23, 1994
THE FIRST instinct, looking from a distance at the Keystone Kops race for the Senate in Virginia, may be to thank your lucky stars you don't live there.The rest of the country doesn't have to choose among Chuck Robb, Douglas Wilder, Oliver North and Marshall Coleman, but in this race we could be seeing the forerunner of what elections elsewhere will be like by the end of the decade.The Old Dominion race officially became a free-for-all recently when the two politicians who carried their respective party's standards in the 1989 governor's race announced they were bolting to make independent bids.
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By Tom Baxter | June 23, 1994
THE FIRST instinct, looking from a distance at the Keystone Kops race for the Senate in Virginia, may be to thank your lucky stars you don't live there.The rest of the country doesn't have to choose among Chuck Robb, Douglas Wilder, Oliver North and Marshall Coleman, but in this race we could be seeing the forerunner of what elections elsewhere will be like by the end of the decade.The Old Dominion race officially became a free-for-all recently when the two politicians who carried their respective party's standards in the 1989 governor's race announced they were bolting to make independent bids.
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By THEO LIPPMAN JR | May 4, 1991
VIRGINIA POP QUIZ! 1. Who said, "Some get a kick from cocaine. I'm sure that if I took even one sniff, that would bore me terrifically, too. But I get a kick out of you."?A. Stephen SondheimB. Cole PorterC. Johnny MercerD. Sen. Chuck RobbAnswer: D.2. To whom did he say it?A. Mrs. Chuck RobbB. Miss Virginia/USA Tai CollinsC. Gov. L. Douglas WilderD. Tom BrokawAnswer: B.3. Senator Robb said his rival for Democratic Party leadership in the state, Governor Wilder, leaked unspecified information to NBC about him. Asked to respond, an aide to Governor Wilder said, "We have no comment on what's being said about Robb's sexual relations and drug involvement."
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By Georgie Anne Geyer | September 9, 1991
Washington -- AS THE valiant peoples of the Soviet Union this very moment search heroically for new structures of free union, in much the same way as the earliest Americans, here in Washington we also are struggling for "the truth that sets man free."The newest epiphany of our always-searching media occurred last Wednesday at a bookstore in the nation's beautifully revamped Union Station. Before the star appeared who was to lead us to new insights, a line for her autographs stretched for 200 feet, around a corner and almost out the farthest doors into the main hall.
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July 9, 1993
One of the weirder escapades of the political off-season is President Clinton's intervention into the vicious feud between Virginia's Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, and its senior U.S. senator, Charles S. Robb. These two Democrats have been at each other's throats for years, trading not only barbs but charges very close to criminality. They could yet be involved next year in a Democratic primary for the Senate seat Mr. Robb occupies and Mr. Wilder covets, his hold on the governorship expiring this year.
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By Russell Baker | June 8, 1994
FOR a long time the bumper stickers said, "Virginia Is For Lovers." This was silly. Virginia for lovers? Surely it hadn't come to that for the Old Dominion.For lovers? Virginia, Mother of Presidents, was being advertised as just another piece of hot-mattress geography like Las Vegas?As a Virginian, I found the slogan distasteful. A pleasure of being Virginian is the right to find distasteful things distasteful. People of other states feel obliged to admire their states' worst features even when they don't.
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By Bill Glauber NTC and Bill Glauber NTC,Staff Writer | February 11, 1993
RICHMOND, Va. -- The images were indelible:The 6-year-old girl named Camera, a white ribbon in her hair, being led by a friend through the quiet sports arena as mourners paid homage to her father.A dreadlocked tennis star from France, Yannick Noah, swathed in black leather, hands locked together in prayer, head bowed, tears streaming down his cheeks.And the mahogany coffin, draped with red roses and baby's breath and topped by two white paper doves tied together with a red ribbon, the symbol of the fight against AIDS.
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By Russell Baker | June 8, 1994
FOR a long time the bumper stickers said, "Virginia Is For Lovers." This was silly. Virginia for lovers? Surely it hadn't come to that for the Old Dominion.For lovers? Virginia, Mother of Presidents, was being advertised as just another piece of hot-mattress geography like Las Vegas?As a Virginian, I found the slogan distasteful. A pleasure of being Virginian is the right to find distasteful things distasteful. People of other states feel obliged to admire their states' worst features even when they don't.
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July 9, 1993
One of the weirder escapades of the political off-season is President Clinton's intervention into the vicious feud between Virginia's Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, and its senior U.S. senator, Charles S. Robb. These two Democrats have been at each other's throats for years, trading not only barbs but charges very close to criminality. They could yet be involved next year in a Democratic primary for the Senate seat Mr. Robb occupies and Mr. Wilder covets, his hold on the governorship expiring this year.
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By Bill Glauber NTC and Bill Glauber NTC,Staff Writer | February 11, 1993
RICHMOND, Va. -- The images were indelible:The 6-year-old girl named Camera, a white ribbon in her hair, being led by a friend through the quiet sports arena as mourners paid homage to her father.A dreadlocked tennis star from France, Yannick Noah, swathed in black leather, hands locked together in prayer, head bowed, tears streaming down his cheeks.And the mahogany coffin, draped with red roses and baby's breath and topped by two white paper doves tied together with a red ribbon, the symbol of the fight against AIDS.
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By Georgie Anne Geyer | September 9, 1991
Washington -- AS THE valiant peoples of the Soviet Union this very moment search heroically for new structures of free union, in much the same way as the earliest Americans, here in Washington we also are struggling for "the truth that sets man free."The newest epiphany of our always-searching media occurred last Wednesday at a bookstore in the nation's beautifully revamped Union Station. Before the star appeared who was to lead us to new insights, a line for her autographs stretched for 200 feet, around a corner and almost out the farthest doors into the main hall.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Washington Bureau of The Sun | September 5, 1991
Washington -- There she stood, blond as the cream-colored slacks suit, heels and pearls she wore, talking to the press yesterday morning about the "sexual affair" she says she had with U.S. Sen. Charles Robb when he was governor of Virginia.There she sat, a few hours later, signing autographs and scribbling tidings of "Happiness!" and "Love" to hundreds of Bills, Joes, Arthurs and Jacks who'd lined up at Union Station to meet the 29-year-old model and former beauty queen.And there she . . . stretched out, generally wearing more square inches of jewelry than fabric, over eight pages of the October issue of Playboy magazine.
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By THEO LIPPMAN JR | May 4, 1991
VIRGINIA POP QUIZ! 1. Who said, "Some get a kick from cocaine. I'm sure that if I took even one sniff, that would bore me terrifically, too. But I get a kick out of you."?A. Stephen SondheimB. Cole PorterC. Johnny MercerD. Sen. Chuck RobbAnswer: D.2. To whom did he say it?A. Mrs. Chuck RobbB. Miss Virginia/USA Tai CollinsC. Gov. L. Douglas WilderD. Tom BrokawAnswer: B.3. Senator Robb said his rival for Democratic Party leadership in the state, Governor Wilder, leaked unspecified information to NBC about him. Asked to respond, an aide to Governor Wilder said, "We have no comment on what's being said about Robb's sexual relations and drug involvement."
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November 9, 1994
Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy is coming back, and so is Virginia's Chuck Robb. In California, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein defeated Rep. Michael Huffington in the most expensive Senate race ever. But those pieces of good news for Democrats were not enough. A Republican tide swept the GOP into control of both houses of Congress. The biggest surprise was the gain of some 50 or more seats projected for the Republicans in the House, a triumph far beyond even the most optimistic GOP projections.
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By JACK GERMOND AND JULES WITCOVER | July 9, 1993
WASHINGTON -- Ordinarily, the minor flap over President Clinton's endorsement of Sen. Charles S. Robb of Virginia for re-election next year would be written off as so much inside baseball.Sitting presidents don't usually choose up sides in intraparty fights, so some eyebrows were raised. But it was also true that Chuck Robb is a longtime political ally of Clinton who has stuck with him this year not only on economic issues but the awkward question of gays in the military.To no one's surprise, Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, who plans to challenge Robb, reacted with some calculated outrage at what he saw as proof that (1)
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