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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | April 5, 2001
DETROIT - At the end, with his kidneys shot and his heart failing, mobster Anthony Giacalone's moment of fame was a fading memory. His one-time world of big cars and bookies, of sleek suits and shakedowns, was, if not in ruins, then at the very least aging and vulnerable, with a few outright bumblers in the ranks. "Nitwit Incorporated," one defense attorney called them, referring to two wise guys in Giacalone's gang whose misadventures were taped by the FBI. They botched appointments, got lost, fretted over gun permits, and blithely wondered aloud - as recorders rolled - whether anyone was eavesdropping.
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By TIM JONES and TIM JONES,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | May 31, 2006
Where's Jimmy Hoffa? Apparently not on the grounds of a suburban Detroit horse farm. Nearly two weeks after the FBI acted on what it called the best recent tip on the whereabouts of the missing former Teamsters Union boss, agents ended a "thorough and comprehensive search" yesterday without finding any evidence of Hoffa's body. While giving up the dig of property in Milford Township, about 35 miles northwest of Detroit, Judy Chilen, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's Detroit office, said she thinks Hoffa's body had been buried on the Hidden Dreams Farm, although she could offer no evidence that it had been moved.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | November 18, 1998
Some people are content to look at the world from the top of Mount McKinley or the bottom of the sea. Others find satisfaction traversing the Appalachian Trail or exploring Death Valley.Robert Sullivan's passion is the New Jersey Meadowlands, a barren and reedy, wind-swept marshland, home to mosquitoes so large they have been called New Jersey's state bird. It is celebrated as the imagined resting place of the vanished union boss Jimmy Hoffa and for the ripe aromas of the Secaucus pig farms of bygone days.
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By KEVIN COWHERD | November 14, 2002
Boy, one thing you can say about The Sopranos: When they get ticked off, they really get ticked off. Thus we arrive at the stunning development that Ralphie Cifaretto, everyone's favorite psycho wiseguy, is no longer with us. That is to say, he's deceased. He sleeps with the fishes. Well, parts of him do, anyway. The other parts of him are buried in a frozen field somewhere in New York state. Specifically, the, um, head part. And the hands parts. We'll get to that in a moment. Anyway, in typical Sopranos fashion, Ralphie's death in this week's episode did not exactly come about from natural causes.
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By Michael Pakenham | June 9, 2002
The Encyclopedia of Kidnappings, by Michael Newton (Facts-On-File, 416 pages, $75 hardcover; $21.95 paper) I am usually indifferent or crueler about contrived books -- endless lists, duplicative quotations, trivia parcels. And emphatically, I would prefer not to be kidnapped, finding the whole subject threatening. But here is a compendium that for all the grimness of the subject, is compellingly interesting. Hundreds of listings include victims -- many famous -- as well as perpetrators and scenes or circumstances (Achille Lauro.
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By STEVE McKERROW and STEVE McKERROW,SUN STAFF | September 29, 1995
A government conspiracy slowly unfolds on a new "X-Files," while a cable documentary looks back more than 35 years at the conspiracy confrontation between Bobby Kennedy and labor leader Jimmy Hoffa. Oh, and Colin Powell's back -- again -- on yet another interview show.* "Family Matters" (8 p.m.-8:30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- The old I-see-you-in-the-shower ploy, subject of recent plots in both "Friends" and "Beverly Hills, 90210," gets another outing as Urkel (Jalell) inadvertently spies a bathing Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams)
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | September 12, 1992
Whatever happened to fictional characters? You have to wonder with the arrival of the latest HBO world premiere film, "Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story" (at 8 tonight on the premium cable service).Just a few weeks ago, also on HBO, we saw "Citizen Cohn," with James Woods in a scene-chewing performance as nasty McCarthy-era attorney Roy Cohn, who died in 1986. Later this year, Danny DeVito's "Hoffa" premieres in theaters, with Jack Nicholson as union leader Jimmy Hoffa, who died -- well, whenever.
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By Gwinn Owens | November 25, 1991
THE MAN TO SEE. Edward Bennett Williams: Ultimate Insider, Legendary Trial Lawyer. By Evan Thomas. Simon & Schuster. 587 pages. $27.50.FOR THOSE naive citizens who live outside the Capital Beltway, this excellent work is as much a revelation of how the Washington power structure works as it is a biography of one of the century's greatest defense lawyers. Edward Bennett Williams was indeed powerful and, relatively, his only real failure came when he ventured afield to buy the Baltimore Orioles.
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By KEVIN COWHERD | November 14, 2002
Boy, one thing you can say about The Sopranos: When they get ticked off, they really get ticked off. Thus we arrive at the stunning development that Ralphie Cifaretto, everyone's favorite psycho wiseguy, is no longer with us. That is to say, he's deceased. He sleeps with the fishes. Well, parts of him do, anyway. The other parts of him are buried in a frozen field somewhere in New York state. Specifically, the, um, head part. And the hands parts. We'll get to that in a moment. Anyway, in typical Sopranos fashion, Ralphie's death in this week's episode did not exactly come about from natural causes.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 5, 1999
In the end, after the images of Seattle police in riot gear and masked anarchists fade from memory, Dan Seligman will remember this: that on a rainy day in November, a white guy from the Sierra Club stood shoulder to shoulder with an African-American union leader and a Latino farm worker and led a crowd 35,000 strong against global trade policies.They marched out of Memorial Stadium in Seattle united in their cause. Hard hats and environmentalists, family ranchers and the defenders of wildlife, clergy and consumer activists.
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By Michael Pakenham | June 9, 2002
The Encyclopedia of Kidnappings, by Michael Newton (Facts-On-File, 416 pages, $75 hardcover; $21.95 paper) I am usually indifferent or crueler about contrived books -- endless lists, duplicative quotations, trivia parcels. And emphatically, I would prefer not to be kidnapped, finding the whole subject threatening. But here is a compendium that for all the grimness of the subject, is compellingly interesting. Hundreds of listings include victims -- many famous -- as well as perpetrators and scenes or circumstances (Achille Lauro.
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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | April 5, 2001
DETROIT - At the end, with his kidneys shot and his heart failing, mobster Anthony Giacalone's moment of fame was a fading memory. His one-time world of big cars and bookies, of sleek suits and shakedowns, was, if not in ruins, then at the very least aging and vulnerable, with a few outright bumblers in the ranks. "Nitwit Incorporated," one defense attorney called them, referring to two wise guys in Giacalone's gang whose misadventures were taped by the FBI. They botched appointments, got lost, fretted over gun permits, and blithely wondered aloud - as recorders rolled - whether anyone was eavesdropping.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 5, 1999
In the end, after the images of Seattle police in riot gear and masked anarchists fade from memory, Dan Seligman will remember this: that on a rainy day in November, a white guy from the Sierra Club stood shoulder to shoulder with an African-American union leader and a Latino farm worker and led a crowd 35,000 strong against global trade policies.They marched out of Memorial Stadium in Seattle united in their cause. Hard hats and environmentalists, family ranchers and the defenders of wildlife, clergy and consumer activists.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | November 18, 1998
Some people are content to look at the world from the top of Mount McKinley or the bottom of the sea. Others find satisfaction traversing the Appalachian Trail or exploring Death Valley.Robert Sullivan's passion is the New Jersey Meadowlands, a barren and reedy, wind-swept marshland, home to mosquitoes so large they have been called New Jersey's state bird. It is celebrated as the imagined resting place of the vanished union boss Jimmy Hoffa and for the ripe aromas of the Secaucus pig farms of bygone days.
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By STEVE McKERROW and STEVE McKERROW,SUN STAFF | September 29, 1995
A government conspiracy slowly unfolds on a new "X-Files," while a cable documentary looks back more than 35 years at the conspiracy confrontation between Bobby Kennedy and labor leader Jimmy Hoffa. Oh, and Colin Powell's back -- again -- on yet another interview show.* "Family Matters" (8 p.m.-8:30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- The old I-see-you-in-the-shower ploy, subject of recent plots in both "Friends" and "Beverly Hills, 90210," gets another outing as Urkel (Jalell) inadvertently spies a bathing Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams)
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | September 12, 1992
Whatever happened to fictional characters? You have to wonder with the arrival of the latest HBO world premiere film, "Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story" (at 8 tonight on the premium cable service).Just a few weeks ago, also on HBO, we saw "Citizen Cohn," with James Woods in a scene-chewing performance as nasty McCarthy-era attorney Roy Cohn, who died in 1986. Later this year, Danny DeVito's "Hoffa" premieres in theaters, with Jack Nicholson as union leader Jimmy Hoffa, who died -- well, whenever.
NEWS
By TIM JONES and TIM JONES,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | May 31, 2006
Where's Jimmy Hoffa? Apparently not on the grounds of a suburban Detroit horse farm. Nearly two weeks after the FBI acted on what it called the best recent tip on the whereabouts of the missing former Teamsters Union boss, agents ended a "thorough and comprehensive search" yesterday without finding any evidence of Hoffa's body. While giving up the dig of property in Milford Township, about 35 miles northwest of Detroit, Judy Chilen, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's Detroit office, said she thinks Hoffa's body had been buried on the Hidden Dreams Farm, although she could offer no evidence that it had been moved.
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By DAN BERGER | December 1, 1997
The administration keeps bragging that it has Saddam in a box. Actually, it's more of a tunnel maze.Don't look now but the Russian ruble is just another falling Asian currency.Things have come to a pretty pass when a young Jimmy Hoffa is the candidate of the good old days.They offered him turkey and stuffing but Randy Myers went for the gravy.Pub Date: 12/01/97
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By Gwinn Owens | November 25, 1991
THE MAN TO SEE. Edward Bennett Williams: Ultimate Insider, Legendary Trial Lawyer. By Evan Thomas. Simon & Schuster. 587 pages. $27.50.FOR THOSE naive citizens who live outside the Capital Beltway, this excellent work is as much a revelation of how the Washington power structure works as it is a biography of one of the century's greatest defense lawyers. Edward Bennett Williams was indeed powerful and, relatively, his only real failure came when he ventured afield to buy the Baltimore Orioles.
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