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".

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Clinton: The timetable of his disgrace

This is the timetable of President Clinton's disgrace:

Clinton settles Jones sex case

PRESIDENT BILL Clinton scored a landmark victory in his fight against impeachment last night, settling the lawsuit which sparked off the investigation into his sexual misdoings.

Theatre: Not even the cavalry can save us now


Film: The Big Picture - All too black and white


It's cool to be Clinton's home town

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Arkansas ignores the Monica factor

IT IS ALMOST 7pm; the sky is dark but for the gash of a flame- red sunset, and the stragglers are hurrying from their cars into the county agricultural hall on the edge of Lonoke, Arkansas, 20 miles from Little Rock.

Clinton awaits sex-case ruling

LAWYERS FOR Paula Jones were pleading yesterday for the reinstatement of her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton. The four-year case was dismissed last April after a judge in Arkansas, Susan Webber Wright, ruled that there was insufficient evidence to bring the case to trial.

Travel: Huntin', shootin' and, most of all, fishin'

Forget Arkansas' famous son; it's the fish that pull in the crowds. Kevin Pilley learns a little patience and a lot of jargon

Words: Yumorous, adj.

SOME HANG on every breath Clinton spares from that fabled cigar. The more sophisticated, making do with John Walsh's summary on Tuesday, learned that the President's secretary had not watched. "It's almost yumorous," he replied. "I'd have to be an exhibitionist not to exclude everyone at those moments."

Let's not talk about sex

America's Puritan

Clinton in crisis: Our boy has let us down, say the folk in Little Rock

Clinton in crisis: the American public remains divided on whether the President should go as lawyers prepare his fightback

The Starr report: The devil is in the detail

KENNETH STARR became the independent counsel investigating the Whitewater affair in August 1994, a year before Monica Lewinsky got her job as a White House intern, and yet his report deals almost exclusively with events after her arrival. It is safe to say that without Lewinsky there would be no Starr Report. Much of the document merely confirms long- held suspicions. The fascination is in the details; some are trivial, many are salacious, and a few will probably decide whether or not Congress moves to impeach the President.

Clinton In Crisis: Foes get the glow

THE ACCUSERS: Far be it for the President's enemies to say `We told you so' - but they will, writes David Usborne
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