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By Charles Levendosky | May 5, 1998
LARRY Matthews is an award-winning investigative reporter with 30 years of experience in radio and television in the Washington, D.C., area. A radio documentary Mr. Matthews did concerning Vietnam veterans in 1983 awarded him the prestigious Peabody Broadcasting Award. Now he's under federal grand jury indictment for researching a story about child prostitution on the Internet.According to federal prosecutors, Mr. Matthews violated the federal child pornography act by attempting to gather news.
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By Debbie M. Price and Thomas W. Waldron and Debbie M. Price and Thomas W. Waldron,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer William F. Zorzi Jr. and researcher Andrea Wilson contributed to this article | June 15, 1997
The government says it has your client on tape, soliciting two murders for hire. They find an assault weapon in her bedroom and the makings of a silencer in her car. They watch her leave $500 in an envelope at a hotel desk. She is wearing a disguise.With this set of accusations, what are Ruthann Aron's lawyers to do?Legal experts say the circumstances of Aron's attempted murder-for-hire case make the obvious avenues of defense -- insanity and entrapment -- challenging, at best.But Aron, a former U.S. Senate candidate, has one important advantage -- money.
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May 1, 1995
The Lineboro Volunteer Fire Department recently purchased the "jaws of life" rescue tool for $12,000. The ladies auxiliary of the department contributed $5,000.Firefighters have been attending training sessions for the past few weeks to learn to use the tool.The department answers a lot of calls in York County, Pa., many of which involve entrapment rescues, said John Krebs, fire chief.
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By William Safire | August 31, 1993
MORE than 10,000 U.S. troops, drawn mainly from the 1st Armored Division in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, were on the verge of being sent as part of a NATO force to Bosnia-Herzegovina to impose the wrong peace in the wrong place at the wrong time.Had the Bosnian Muslims bowed to Western pressure to accept the latest surrender terms proposed by the U.N. -- a humiliation Bosnia's parliament over the weekend unanimously rejected -- the U.S. forces would have become guarantors of a Munich-style sellout that would have created a gulag of ghettos and encouraged future ethnic cleansing.
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By Los Angeles Times | June 30, 1993
NEW YORK -- Plotters who planned to blow up the United Nations and other prominent targets also discussed exploding a powerful bomb in midtown Manhattan's crowded diamond district to inflict heavy casualties on Jewish businessmen, federal prosecutors have charged.Government lawyers said the scheme was revealed when some of the alleged terrorists were secretly tape recorded in a car as they scouted potential targets."One of the co-conspirators says, 'This is the heart of Israel here in Manhattan," Assistant U.S. Attorney Lev L. Dassin told a U.S. magistrate yesterday.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | June 4, 1993
A defense lawyer seeking details about a police informant who helped investigators with a solicitation to commit murder case was turned down by a Howard County judge yesterday.Assistant Public Defender Louis Willemin said he wanted a police file to show how the informant "played the system" to his own benefit in the case of former Marine James Alexander Page Jr.Page, 27, of Greenbelt, stands trial Monday for solicitation to commit murder and obstruction of justice in Howard Circuit Court.
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By William Safire | November 3, 1992
ARE you ready for the first pre-post-mortem of the '92 election? Here are some of the late hits and last-minute maneuvers that we can do without next time around.1. Polling switches. The Gallup organization crossed the line from reporting to manipulating when it suddenly changed its methodology in the campaign's final week. Overnight, "likely voters" rather than "registered voters" became the basis for the closely watched percentages, instantly changing a six-point differential to a two-point gap.If the Gallup organization, polling for CNN and USA Today, turns out to be right, other pollsters will henceforth weight their results on similar guesstimates of degrees of likelihood of respondents' actually voting.
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By Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe and Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe,Contributing Writers | March 31, 1992
Q: My friends have removed a pane of glass from their French door so their cat can come and go. I'm worried that their toddler will get stuck trying to crawl through. Is this a hazard for the child?A: You highlight an important danger for children of which parents may not be aware. The natural curiosity of children may lead them into places where they shouldn't go. We call these places "entrapment hazards." A house with children shouldn't have them.Some of the most tragic instances of entrapment happen when the openings in a guardrail allow a child's body to slip through, but the relatively large head can't pass, and the child hangs, sometimes fatally.
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By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,Washington Bureau of The Sun | April 23, 1991
WASHINGTON -- After years of refusing to get involved in legal disputes over undercover "sting" operations by police and federal agents, the Supreme Court agreed yesterday to consider putting new curbs on the law enforcement technique.A Nebraska farmer, convicted of buying a child pornography magazine through the mail, has urged the court to rule that it is illegal for officers to conduct a "sting" operation if they have no basis for believing that the person they target is likely to commit a crime.
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