Wednesday, June 9, 1999

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  • Abner Louima Verdict

    A second white New York police officer faces up to life in prison in the torture of a Haitian immigrant in a Brooklyn police station bathroom.

  • The Truth About George W. Bush’s "Compassionate Conservatism"

    Two of Republican rivals of presidential front-runner George W. Bush lashed out yesterday at the Texas governor, suggesting he is unprepared for higher office. Three-time candidate Patrick Buchanan and former Tennessee governor and Education Secretary Lamar Alexander, who are both running for the presidency, said it is too early to place a crown on Bush’s head, and that he is being endorsed by people who have never met him, and don’t know what he stands for.

  • Gov. George W. Bush’s War On the Internet

    In recent weeks, Zack Exley, a computer consultant and resident of Somerville, Massachusetts, has created a storm in the world of cyberspace and presidential campaign politics. Texas Governor George W. Bush is angry because Exley created a web site, which satirizes Bush’s bid for the presidency. Exley’s web sites —- www.gwbush.com -— is a clever parody of the GOP frontrunner’s real web page– www.georgewbush.com.

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