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Air Force probe expands to UK air base and five more in America

Obituary: Roy Rogers

MUSICALLY, THERE was far more to Roy Rogers than "Four Legged Friend", his popular tribute to Trigger, writes Paul Wadey [further to the obituary by David Shipman, 7 July].

They'll be coming round the mountain

Maggie Whitehouse and her husband Jonathon shocked their friends, sold their house and threw in their careers to open an English teashop in Bozeman, Montana USA. It's a paradise on earth of horse whisperers, kindly cowboys, organic farmers and the odd psychotic gunman...

Drink: Mixed pickings

Anthony Rose gives his verdict on the latest offerings at Asda and M & S

THE TWILIGHT OF THE MATINEE IDOLS

Both Warren Beatty and Robert Redford are 61 this year. So how are Hollywood's golden boys getting on with growing up? Well, each has an interesting new movie just out in America

Plea bargain saves Unabomber from death penalty

The Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, will plead guilty to murder charges stemming from four bombings, US officials said yesterday. It would save him from the threat of the death penalty. Tim Cornwell reports.

Is haute couture coming apart at the seams?

Parisian fashion is reeling from police raids and financial collapse, writes John Lichfield

Science: Raiders of the Jurassic Park

Dinosaurs are big business: for museums they're a must-have, for palaeontologists they're a must-find. But what happens when landowners realise that there's money in those old bones? Alexandra Zavis and Charles Arthur on how commercial success could doom the dinosaurs.

$1.7bn deal makes BAT Mexico king

BAT, the tobacco to insurance group, is buying Mexico's largest cigarette maker for US$1.7bn (pounds 1bn) in a move which vaults it past rival Philip Morris in the lucrative Mexican tobacco market.

US state battles with French fashion designer

Who owns the name Montana? The American state says nobody, despite the claims of the French designer Claude Montana who has registered exclusive rights to the word for certain products.

Rees enjoys home gains: Rugby

Wasps are beginning to enjoy their long weekends in English rugby's equivalent of a stately home. Compared to most Courage League grounds, Loftus Road is an upper-crust sanctuary of Brideshead proportions, and if their remaining guests show the sort of inferiority complex that struck Gloucester dumb yesterday afternoon, the Londoners may just go on to take the title.

Andy Gill on albums: Nuyorican Soul - Nuyorican Soul Talkin' Loud 578 795 2

The name, a conflation of New York and Puerto Rican, aptly sums up the approach of this latest project from Masters At Work duo Little Louie Vega and Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez. With collaborators as varied as vibesman Roy Ayers, salsa percussionist Tito Puente, turntable scratcher DJ Jazzy Jeff, jazz guitarist George Benson and Salsoul Orchestra leader Vincent Montana, they've created a blend of jazz, soul, hip hop and salsa that attempts to modernise the eclectic jazz-fusion sound of the early Seventies by applying more modern house methods.

On the trail of the lonesome prairie

Jan Morris likes the allegory but can't stand the conversation in a study of Montana's dry lands; Bad Land by Jonathan Raban, Picador, pounds 15.99

Speed is in the eye of the cop

Montana is a state that feels like a country. It takes 10 hours to drive across it east to west, and six heading from the south towards Canada. Its licence plates say Big Sky Country, but they wouldn't be lying if they said Biggest Ever Sky Country.

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Freemen face court after Montana siege

Fourteen Freemen, ranging in age from 65-year-old rancher Ralph Clark to his 21-year-old grandson, Casey, faced criminal charges brought by the government whose legitimacy they denied in a courtroom in Billings, Montana yesterday.
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