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January 16, 1994
After three months of formal campaigning, Oliver North has become the favorite to win the Republican Senate nomination in Virginia and then oust Democratic incumbent Sen. Charles Robb. Despite problems involving sexual escapades and wiretapping of his adversary Gov. Douglas Wilder, Senator Robb is considered a cinch to be renominated, now that Governor Wilder has decided not to challenge him.Mr. North is riding his fame as the Iran-contra central figure into political viability. He is doing this despite considerable evidence that he is far outside the mainstream of Virginia Republicanism.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | August 1, 2003
Bonnie Gahagan, a court reporter whose ability to type as fast as 275 words a minute on transcription machines assisted her in assignments to criminal trials of Lt. Col. Oliver North and former Washington Mayor Marion S. Barry Jr., died Monday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of a rare form of cancer. The Parkville resident was 47. Family members said she died of nasopharygeal cancer, a disease of the head and neck diagnosed in 1999. Born Bonnie De Carlo in Baltimore and raised on Macon Street, she was a 1973 graduate of Patterson High School.
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By Mark J. Rozell | March 8, 1994
IT IS remarkable, but true. Iran-contra figure Oliver North is the odds-on favorite to win the Virginia Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. Should he win that nomination, it appears that he will face incumbent Democrat Charles Robb, a politician who is so soiled by allegations of sexual and legal improprieties that almost anyone can unseat him. Without some drastic, intervening event, the possibility of Colonel North taking a seat next year in...
NEWS
October 22, 1999
Thomas Durden,79, who wrote the lyrics to one of Elvis Presley's early big hits, "Heartbreak Hotel," died Sunday at home in Houghton Lake, Mich. Mr. Durden met Presley as a result of the song. Presley called him "sir" and sent him Christmas cards to show his appreciation, said his stepson, John White.He co-wrote "Heartbreak Hotel" with Mae Boren Axton of Nashville, Tenn., who died in 1997. For reasons never explained, Presley also was given writing credit even though it was the work of the others.
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By Jack W. Germond & Jules Witcover | May 30, 1991
WashingtonTHE SUPREME Court's insistence that Iran-contra prosecutor Lawrence Walsh prove that Oliver North was not unfairly convicted points up the dilemma faced by the legislative and executive branches in pursuit of what each sees as its legitimate function in the uncovering and punishing of wrongdoing.Congress, which investigated the whole affair first amid a colossal glare of publicity, had a particular mandate in attempting to determine whether its explicit order that the government stop financing the contras in Nicaragua or raise money from others for the same purpose was violated by the executive branch.
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By C. Fraser Smith and C. Fraser Smith,SUN STAFF Sun news researcher Robert Schrott contributed to this article. lTC | March 23, 1998
At the Republican National Convention in San Diego two years ago, Ellen R. Sauerbrey was a guest on a talk radio program with host Oliver L. North, the Iran-contra figure, unsuccessful candidate for U.S. Senate in Virginia and fund-raising star of the GOP's conservative wing."
NEWS
June 13, 1996
FOR THE THIRD TIME in four years, Virginia voters have repudiated Republican right-wingers supported by the Christian Coalition, the National Rifle Association and the fervent followers of Iran-contra personality Oliver North. The key figure in all these confrontations was Sen. John W. Warner. He emerged this time as the overwhelming winner in a primary that should be highly encouraging nationally to the party's mainstream and its presidential nominee, Bob Dole.Mr. Warner first angered ultra-conservatives in 1993 by opposing (and helping to beat)
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | November 4, 1994
Bill is taking Hillary off health care. She told him to.A wave of religious righteousness is infusing the election. Oliver North in Virginia and Marion Barry in Washington are its principal spokesmen.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | March 22, 1994
And the Oscar for best original story to . . . Oliver North!Surprise. The General Assembly is running the last smoke-filled rooms in 'Naplis.Why not just announce that everyone in Arkansas is under investigation and call it a day?
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | August 1, 2003
Bonnie Gahagan, a court reporter whose ability to type as fast as 275 words a minute on transcription machines assisted her in assignments to criminal trials of Lt. Col. Oliver North and former Washington Mayor Marion S. Barry Jr., died Monday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of a rare form of cancer. The Parkville resident was 47. Family members said she died of nasopharygeal cancer, a disease of the head and neck diagnosed in 1999. Born Bonnie De Carlo in Baltimore and raised on Macon Street, she was a 1973 graduate of Patterson High School.
NEWS
By Paul Delaney | May 31, 1998
THE dilemma facing Maryland Republicans, indeed, the GOP everywhere, was evident when Ellen Sauerbrey's front-running campaign for governor piggybacked a visit to Baltimore with one by Oliver North this spring. The problem is, how close can a candidate get to the extreme right wing without alienating moderate voters in the party at election time.Asked whether the controversial Mr. North would be invited back to campaign, the Sauerbrey camp was hesitant and noncommittal. Understandably so. But the little toe-dance with the retired colonel, Reagan White House aide and Iran-contra figure illustrates the pickle Republicans are in.The GOP's leading contender in the race for governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, is reckoning with the same issues.
NEWS
By C. Fraser Smith and C. Fraser Smith,SUN STAFF | March 24, 1998
Republican gubernatorial candidate Ellen R. Sauerbrey and her special guest, Iran-contra figure Oliver L. North, entertained campaign contributors privately last night in an elegant home outside Annapolis.A Sun reporter, who drove down the quarter-mile wooded driveway to a makeshift parking lot, gave his name and was immediately asked to leave. A parking attendant said the name was on a "don't admit" list.About 30 cars were parked on a slight incline leading to the fountain-fronted home of Mike Scarborough, a corporate money manager.
NEWS
By C. Fraser Smith and C. Fraser Smith,SUN STAFF Sun news researcher Robert Schrott contributed to this article. lTC | March 23, 1998
At the Republican National Convention in San Diego two years ago, Ellen R. Sauerbrey was a guest on a talk radio program with host Oliver L. North, the Iran-contra figure, unsuccessful candidate for U.S. Senate in Virginia and fund-raising star of the GOP's conservative wing."
NEWS
June 13, 1996
FOR THE THIRD TIME in four years, Virginia voters have repudiated Republican right-wingers supported by the Christian Coalition, the National Rifle Association and the fervent followers of Iran-contra personality Oliver North. The key figure in all these confrontations was Sen. John W. Warner. He emerged this time as the overwhelming winner in a primary that should be highly encouraging nationally to the party's mainstream and its presidential nominee, Bob Dole.Mr. Warner first angered ultra-conservatives in 1993 by opposing (and helping to beat)
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | March 27, 1996
What's Oliver North been doing since he spent a couple million dollars trying to win a U.S. Senate seat from Virginia? Judging by his recurring guest spot on "Jag," it looks like he's trying to become a TV star. Sure beats politics."The Simpsons" (6 p.m.-6: 30 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Homer and Barney compete to become the first average American in space.HTC "Jag" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- An assassin gunning for Boris Yeltsin shoots Meg (Tracey Needham) instead. Bummer. Oliver North guest stars.
FEATURES
By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,SUN STAFF | October 7, 1995
It's a night of oldies -- or at least new oldies. "Flipper" has a new show, Oliver North re-surfaces in a fictional role, and Andy Griffith and the Mayberry gang are featured in a cable marathon.* "Flipper" (5 p.m.-6 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- The dynamic dolphin's back! Of course, the aquatic mammal playing the part is new, and so are the humans. But this syndicated show is a new version of the 1964-1967 series about a Florida Keys family.* "Nova: What's New About Menopause" (6 p.m.-7 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67)
SPORTS
By Doug Brown | February 8, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- Brigade boxing champions from as far back as 1944 will return for the 50th anniversary celebration of the competition at the Naval Academy tomorrow (noon) at Hubbard Hall.The 1991 brigade champions will be crowned during a tournament tonight (7:30) at Halsey Field House.Among the 70 ex-champions who will attend is Lee Bramlett, captain of the 1946 football team who later ran for governor of Mississippi and made a fortune in the sugar business."Another guy coming back is Rod McKeon, a three-time champion at 165 pounds," said Tony Rubino, the academy's boxing coach from 1948-64.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | April 19, 1995
Questions, questions. What would Oliver North be like as president? And what are former first couple George and Barbara Bush up to these days? The answers await.* "Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye" (8:30 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Promotional spots for this special made it look like a new "Indy" movie, right? Alas, no such luck. The show merely capitalizes on "Raiders of the Lost Ark" stars Karen Allen and John Rhys-Davies to advertise a new thrill ride at Disneyland.
SPORTS
By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,Special to The Sun | December 18, 1994
From the North, there was Hanover, Pa.From the South -- DeMatha.For nearly everyone else in between at yesterday's Raymond B. Oliver Invitational Wrestling Tournament at McDonogh School, there was nowhere to run.The two wrestling giants dominated, together winning nine of 13 individual championships and sending a plethora of top local competitors home empty-handed.The Nighthawks, ranked No. 4 in Pennsylvania, won the tournament with 229 points, followed by the Stags -- ranked third in Maryland -- with 173.But for first-year North Carroll coach Bryan Wetzel -- whose team finished third with 142 points, well ahead of any other local team -- the day wasn't just about winning and losing.
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