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The prison house is a tough school but it saved the young Maurice McIntyre and reconnected him with music. In the late 1960s McIntyre became one of the most passionate and articulate spokesmen of the Chicago-based Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, and an exponent of fiery but spacious "spirit jazz".

Denver massacre: US schools haunted by bloodshed

IN ANOTHER month, parents and teachers across America might have had cause to relax. It would have been a full year since the last fatal shooting in an American school, when on 21 May 1998, a 15-year-old boy burst into a high school in Springfield, Oregon, and firedinto a class, killing two students.

Contempt ruling for 'evasive' Clinton

BILL CLINTON was back in legal trouble yesterday after a ruling by an Arkansas judge that he was guilty of contempt for his testimony in the sexual harassment lawsuit brought by Paula Jones.

Clinton guilty of contempt in Jones case

A NEW shadow fell across Bill Clinton's future yesterday when a judge in Arkansas found him in contempt of court for his testimony in the sexual harassment lawsuit brought by Paula Jones. The ruling could make Mr Clinton liable for Ms Jones's mountainous legal costs and lead to his being banned from practising law in his home state.

Clinton `told truth about Whitewater'

A WOMAN involved in the Whitewater case broke four years of silence yesterday to say that President Bill Clinton told the truth about the scandal.

Paula Jones and her husband separate

IN ANOTHER footnote to the Monica Lewinsky affair, it was confirmed yesterday that Paula Jones and her husband, Steve, have separated. Ms Jones, who brought the sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton that ultimately triggered his impeachment by exposing his dalliance with Ms Lewinsky, has moved from the California home she shared with her husband, to a house she bought recently near her mother's home in Arkansas.

Obituary: Richard Boone

THE TROMBONIST Richard Boone had a voluble way of jazz singing. One always thought one understood the words, but didn't quite.

`Clinton raped me in hotel,' claims Arkansas woman

HIGHLY DAMAGING allegations concerning President Bill Clinton's past finally appeared in America's mainstream media yesterday, after months in the shadowy realms of the Internet.

Jones morass could still trap Clinton

JUST WHEN it might have seemed that the President's political travails were over, he may now be facing a further legal ordeal.

School sweetheart lingers

WHILE THE White House sex scandal has vanished from the Washington map almost as rapidly as it arrived 13 months ago, some of the associated allegations - the use of dirty tricks against troublesome women, for instance - have lingered.

Wal-Mart set to conquer Britain

ONCE UPON a time ago - more precisely the 20-odd years that constitute an eternity in the history of the American suburban landscape - Route 159 in Illinois south out of Edwardsville was a gentle semi-rural highway joining the interstate to St Louis. Today it is Anywhere USA; a mall- to-mall traffic jam stretching for miles, .a cameo of end-of-millennium sprawl, a line of huge flat temples of consumption stretching to the horizon.

Clinton lawyers denounce evidence

WHITE HOUSE lawyers wound up their defence of President Bill Clinton in the Senate yesterday, protesting that the charges against him were flawed and on no account justified his removal from office.

Impeachment: Jones case costs Hillary her savings

As his wife pays the price of one of his affairs, the President faces the consequences of another

DNA tests clear Clinton of fathering boy, 13

HE MAY be the first president this century to be impeached, but there was some good news for Bill Clinton yesterday, with reports that he was not after all the father of an illegitimate boy in his home state of Arkansas.

Profile: Friends of Bill: We're just the pals who can't say no

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