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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | September 30, 1994
NOTHING GOOD COMES EASYRoger Clinton (Pyramid 71826)If nothing else, Roger Clinton certainly has courage. After all, how many other semi-talented singers would dare put the words Nothing Good" in the title of their first album? To be honest, though, "Nothing Good Comes Easy" isn't all that bad an effort. Not only does he stay on pitch throughout, but he actually manages to navigate the album's super-slick arrangements with some semblance of style. Granted, his voice doesn't have much character to it, and there's little that's memorable about his material -- which ranges from the Eddie Money-ish "Brother Brother" to the pallid soul of "Different Man" -- but that just makes him bland, not bad. As for whether anyone will actually buy the album for its musical value, ask yourself: Did anyone drink Billy Beer for the taste?
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 26, 2001
Roger Clinton was hacking his way through a friendly game of golf in 1999 when his foursome was interrupted by a visitor who drove up on a cart and, after a brief conversation, handed Clinton a box containing a Rolex watch. The encounter near the 10th hole of the Rancho Park golf course in Los Angeles might have been forgotten but for a few salient details. Current and former federal officials say the man who delivered the watch was Tommy Gambino, son of a convicted heroin trafficker serving a 45-year sentence.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 26, 2001
Roger Clinton was hacking his way through a friendly game of golf in 1999 when his foursome was interrupted by a visitor who drove up on a cart and, after a brief conversation, handed Clinton a box containing a Rolex watch. The encounter near the 10th hole of the Rancho Park golf course in Los Angeles might have been forgotten but for a few salient details. Current and former federal officials say the man who delivered the watch was Tommy Gambino, son of a convicted heroin trafficker serving a 45-year sentence.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 17, 2001
WASHINGTON - Four Texans have told federal authorities that they paid $230,000 to an Arkansas group promising that Roger Clinton would have his half-brother, then-President Bill Clinton, grant them a pardon and diplomatic passports, sources close to the case said yesterday. The four individuals - three members of one family and their close friend - have provided their accounts to a U.S. grand jury in New York, FBI agents and Congressional investigators probing the Clinton pardons scandal.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 17, 2001
WASHINGTON - Four Texans have told federal authorities that they paid $230,000 to an Arkansas group promising that Roger Clinton would have his half-brother, then-President Bill Clinton, grant them a pardon and diplomatic passports, sources close to the case said yesterday. The four individuals - three members of one family and their close friend - have provided their accounts to a U.S. grand jury in New York, FBI agents and Congressional investigators probing the Clinton pardons scandal.
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By ROGER SIMON | May 16, 1993
Bill Clinton began his news conference on Friday by saying: "I has been a good week."At first, I wasn't sure what he was talking about. His popularity is down. War rages in Bosnia. And inflation is creeping back up.But now I have figured it out. President Clinton must have been referring to how his brother, Roger, allegedly tried to strangle a Wall Street stockbroker at a Knicks game in New York last Wednesday.Generally speaking, America can't have too few stockbrokers (though picking sides in a contest between Roger Clinton and Wall Street is like picking sides in the Iran-Iraq war)
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 2, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Dan R. Lasater, an Arkansas friend and fund-raiser who has proved an embarrassment to President Clinton, did his best yesterday to make up for past wrongs in an appearance before the Senate Whitewater Committee.Lasater, a convicted cocaine user and distributor, freely acknowledged that he had lobbied Mr. Clinton as Arkansas governor and had contributed to his state campaigns in an effort to win business for his bond underwriting business.But Lasater staunchly insisted -- as Mr. Clinton has before him -- that despite Lasater's best efforts he received no favored treatment in the 1980s in Arkansas.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | April 13, 1996
The struggle for late-night Saturday dominance continues."World Figure Skating Championships" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- ABC's stretched-out coverage of last month's event ends with a taped exhibition by the winners. ABC."Malibu Shores" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Tori Spelling shows up on yet another one of daddy's shows. Is it just me, or is her popularity really unfathomable? NBC."We're Having a Baby" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Wanna see film of Marilu Henner giving birth?
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By John Fairhall and John Fairhall,Washington Bureau | January 20, 1993
Washington--As Bill and Hillary Clinton have already learned, it's not only enemies who can embarrass a first family.Mrs. Clinton's brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, had the family squirming last week when it was reported they were soliciting $10,000 contributions from corporations to pay for inaugural parties. Chagrined, the Clintons put an end to it.But the Clintons will be fortunate if this is the only familial indiscretion they suffer. History is full of examples of relatives who discomfit the president and first lady: Just ask George Bush about the pain caused by his son Neil's involvement in the savings and loan scandal or Ronald and Nancy Reagan's endurement of biting personal criticism from daughter Patti Davis.
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By Frank Davies and Frank Davies,Knight-Ridder News Service | May 9, 1994
Virginia Kelley's life reads like an improbable Southern Gothic novel. A fun-loving, hard-drinking railbird at the horse track, she favored thick rouge and extra-long eyelashes and had buried three husbands (killed by car wreck, cancer and diabetes) by the age of 51; one husband was an abusive alcoholic. She watched her domineering mother become addicted to morphine, saved a friend who attempted suicide, married a fourth time, stood by her second son as he went off to prison for drug dealing and fought a nasty small-town feud that cost her her career.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 2, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Dan R. Lasater, an Arkansas friend and fund-raiser who has proved an embarrassment to President Clinton, did his best yesterday to make up for past wrongs in an appearance before the Senate Whitewater Committee.Lasater, a convicted cocaine user and distributor, freely acknowledged that he had lobbied Mr. Clinton as Arkansas governor and had contributed to his state campaigns in an effort to win business for his bond underwriting business.But Lasater staunchly insisted -- as Mr. Clinton has before him -- that despite Lasater's best efforts he received no favored treatment in the 1980s in Arkansas.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | April 13, 1996
The struggle for late-night Saturday dominance continues."World Figure Skating Championships" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- ABC's stretched-out coverage of last month's event ends with a taped exhibition by the winners. ABC."Malibu Shores" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Tori Spelling shows up on yet another one of daddy's shows. Is it just me, or is her popularity really unfathomable? NBC."We're Having a Baby" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Wanna see film of Marilu Henner giving birth?
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | September 30, 1994
NOTHING GOOD COMES EASYRoger Clinton (Pyramid 71826)If nothing else, Roger Clinton certainly has courage. After all, how many other semi-talented singers would dare put the words Nothing Good" in the title of their first album? To be honest, though, "Nothing Good Comes Easy" isn't all that bad an effort. Not only does he stay on pitch throughout, but he actually manages to navigate the album's super-slick arrangements with some semblance of style. Granted, his voice doesn't have much character to it, and there's little that's memorable about his material -- which ranges from the Eddie Money-ish "Brother Brother" to the pallid soul of "Different Man" -- but that just makes him bland, not bad. As for whether anyone will actually buy the album for its musical value, ask yourself: Did anyone drink Billy Beer for the taste?
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By Frank Davies and Frank Davies,Knight-Ridder News Service | May 9, 1994
Virginia Kelley's life reads like an improbable Southern Gothic novel. A fun-loving, hard-drinking railbird at the horse track, she favored thick rouge and extra-long eyelashes and had buried three husbands (killed by car wreck, cancer and diabetes) by the age of 51; one husband was an abusive alcoholic. She watched her domineering mother become addicted to morphine, saved a friend who attempted suicide, married a fourth time, stood by her second son as he went off to prison for drug dealing and fought a nasty small-town feud that cost her her career.
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By ROGER SIMON | May 16, 1993
Bill Clinton began his news conference on Friday by saying: "I has been a good week."At first, I wasn't sure what he was talking about. His popularity is down. War rages in Bosnia. And inflation is creeping back up.But now I have figured it out. President Clinton must have been referring to how his brother, Roger, allegedly tried to strangle a Wall Street stockbroker at a Knicks game in New York last Wednesday.Generally speaking, America can't have too few stockbrokers (though picking sides in a contest between Roger Clinton and Wall Street is like picking sides in the Iran-Iraq war)
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By John Fairhall and John Fairhall,Washington Bureau | January 20, 1993
Washington--As Bill and Hillary Clinton have already learned, it's not only enemies who can embarrass a first family.Mrs. Clinton's brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, had the family squirming last week when it was reported they were soliciting $10,000 contributions from corporations to pay for inaugural parties. Chagrined, the Clintons put an end to it.But the Clintons will be fortunate if this is the only familial indiscretion they suffer. History is full of examples of relatives who discomfit the president and first lady: Just ask George Bush about the pain caused by his son Neil's involvement in the savings and loan scandal or Ronald and Nancy Reagan's endurement of biting personal criticism from daughter Patti Davis.
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By John Fairhall and John Fairhall,Staff Writer | July 17, 1992
NEW YORK -- When Bill Clinton talks about his childhood, keep a tissue handy.The Democratic presidential candidate is sharing with America the most painful chapter in his life story: the violence and trauma caused by his late stepfather, who was an alcoholic and abused Mr. Clinton's mother."
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 15, 1996
Jury selection continues tonight on "Murder One." The only question is, do you want to watch anything else, or restrict yourself to just one hour of quality TV?* "Kiss and Tell" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Cheryl Ladd stars in this movie about a woman whose husband may be trying to kill her. What genius came up with this original idea? Sorry, but Ms. Ladd's career has been pretty much downhill since "Charlie's Angels." ABC.* "The Nanny" (8 p.m.-8:30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Roger Clinton makes an appearance in this episode, which is largely clips from previous shows.
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By John Fairhall and John Fairhall,Staff Writer | July 17, 1992
NEW YORK -- When Bill Clinton talks about his childhood, keep a tissue handy.The Democratic presidential candidate is sharing with America the most painful chapter in his life story: the violence and trauma caused by his late stepfather, who was an alcoholic and abused Mr. Clinton's mother."
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