Obituary: Cleveland Williams

CLEVELAND WILLIAMS, a 6ft 31/2in slab of Texan muscle, was a boxer who had a tendency to find himself in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Obituary: Katie Webster

THE HYBERBOLES of popular music are there to be taken with tablespoons of salt, but in the case of Katie Webster, the Louisiana blues pianist, they were barely adequate to describe her powerful, driving style.

Tuesday book: The day a city drowned

ISAAC'S STORM: THE DROWNING OF GALVESTON, 8 SEPTEMBER 1900

Texas braced for Hurricane Bret

SOUTHERN TEXAS was battening down the hatches yesterday in anticipation of the first big hurricane of the season. Bret, a category four hurricane - the second strongest, with winds of more than 140mph - had veered away from Mexico and was directly threatening Corpus Christi, the largest city on the Texas Gulf Coast.

South wants devolution from US

AS A BAND of conspirators, they were ultra-respectable, just a couple of hundred college lecturers, schoolteachers and small businessmen brought together by a common grievance and a common hope. But their gathering this weekend in the hill country of North Carolina has the potential to change the face of America.

South rises again and demands independence

AS A BAND of conspirators, they were ultra-respectable, just a couple of hundred college lecturers, school-teachers and small businessmen brought together by a common grievance and a common hope. But their gathering this weekend in the hill country of North Carolina has the potential to change the face of America.

Boxing: Silver voice, golden gloves; THE INTERVIEW; AUDLEY HARRISON

Britain has a megastar for the millennium, an eloquent spokesman for his sport.

REPORT: THE TAILORS TO THE STARS

Thirty years after the first moon landing, Victoria Lane probes the mysteries of the space suit

Boy in 4,500-mile trek to find father

ALL OF New York is waiting. Will Grebi Sabillon Vasquez, believed to be living as an illegal immigrant somewhere in Queens, please come forward and make himself known to the police? There is a gift waiting for him - his 13-year-old son.

Railway killer sought by FBI

ACROSS AMERICA, FBI agents are searching rail cars, and residents who live by the railway lines are nervously fingering their guns. A killer who is alleged to have murdered at least eight people is on the loose, and the railway is his chosen mode of transport.

Low & Bonar sells

Low & Bonar sells

Travel Texas: Big hats, big park, big welcome

The Lone Star state is known for extremes, and extremists.

Travel Texas: Cold comfort from the Queen of the Gulf

The scene of a terrible natural disaster, Galveston in Texas has staged a comeback, with the help of rock'n'roll.

Golf: Threat to Elkington

A THIRD bout of viral meningitis is threatening to bring a premature end to the career of Steve Elkington. The Australian, who won the USPGA title in 1995, was admitted to a hospital in Texas on Saturday after complaining of a headache during the third round of the Houston Open. He withdrew from the tournament after doctors confirmed that his meningitis had flared up again.

Obituary: Peppermint Harris

PEPPERMINT HARRIS was best-known for his 1951 No 1 rhythm and blues hit "I Got Loaded" (covered by everyone from Elvis Costello to Los Lobos and Terry Evans, on whose 1996 recording of the tune Ry Cooder played some excellent guitar). However, Harris was not a major player.
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Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

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America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

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