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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".

Sex didn't work, so Starr goes back to Whitewater

AMID all the human flotsam and jetsam Bill and Hillary Clinton have left in their wake, all the White House staff and former Arkansas associates caught in the storm of their legal troubles, Webster Hubbell stands out like a beached whale.

Clinton voices relief at sex case collapse

PRESIDENT Bill Clinton said the dismissal of Paula Jones's sexual misconduct lawsuit against him was in the country's best interests.

We've got Paula to thank for the best gossip since Nixon

SPRING is in the air and the cherry trees are in full bloom but a sense of loss, a mournful emptiness, has descended on Washington this weekend.

Clinton rejoices at freedom from the Paula Jones claims

PRESIDENT Bill Clinton was riding high yesterday following the dismissal by an Arkansas judge of all sexual harassment charges against him. Across the United States, he appeared to have emerged from his ordeal with his political persona totally unscathed, even enhanced.

Whitewater case set to run and run

The prosecutor's investigation could outlast the presidency, reports Mary Dejevsky

All the president's women

The end of Paula Jones's case leaves Bill Clinton in the clear for the moment. Mary Dejevsky looks back on the saga so far

Paula Jones' case against Clinton thrown out

IN A major victory for Bill Clinton, an Arkansas judge yesterday threw out the sexual harassment case brought against the President by Paula Jones, saying that there was insufficient evidence to proceed.

I slept with Clinton, says beauty queen

MORE trouble loomed for President Bill Clinton yesterday after a former Miss America, Elizabeth Ward Gracen, told a New York tabloid that she had had sex with him in 1982 when they were both married and he was governor of Arkansas. While she absolved Mr Clinton of behaving improperly towards her in any way, her admission added to the impression that the whole truth about his conduct has not been told. The only extra- marital sexual relationship he has admitted to under oath was with the former Arkansas nightclub singer, Gennifer Flowers.

Clinton's woes worsened by `rapist' claim

WARY OF transgressing the bounds of law and public taste, the United States media were yesterday tiptoeing around one of the most sensational accusations to have emerged from the tortuous investigation of President Bill Clinton's sex life: that in 1978, while attorney general of Arkansas, he raped a woman and resorted to bribery and threats to cover it up.

Letter: After Jonesboro

THE saddest thing about the Arkansas shooting is that it will take a lot worse than that to persuade Americans that the right to carry arms against one's fellow citizens is a stupidity in any state, but an obscenity in a modern democracy.

Funerals for Jonesboro victims

Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral for Stephanie Johnson, 12, one of the victims of the school shooting in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Four children and a teacher were killed, allegedly by two boys aged 11 and 13. Later the funerals of two other victims, English teacher Shannon Wright, 32 and 11-year-old Britthney Varner, also took place. The two other victims were buried on Friday.

Letter: Jonesboro shootings

IN the wake of the horrific events in Arkansas, it once again seems as if everyone is qualified to psychoanalyse the two adolescents and understand their every motivation. This forms a convenient channel through which they can expound their own theories about the collapse of society.

Shootings baffle father of accused

THE DISTRAUGHT father of one of the two boys accused of firing on classmates outside their school in Jonesboro last Tuesday, Arkansas, said yesterday that he was as perplexed as anyone about what happened and that the boy was sorry.

Jonesboro massacre: Why do small-town white boys do this?

Mary Dejevsky in Washington tries to find a reason behind America's latest massacre

Jonesboro massacre: Slaughtered by 'boy who had a lot of killing to do'

THE OLDER of the two boys who were charged yesterday with capital murder in Tuesday's horrifying attack on fellow pupils at an Arkansas school told friends only one day earlier that he was incensed at being jilted by a girlfriend and that: "He had a lot of killing to do."
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