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Former Ill. governor released from prison

Former Ill. governor released from prison

CHICAGO, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan was freed from a federal prison in Indiana Wednesday and will serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest at his home.

Prison release asked for former Gov. Ryan

CHICAGO, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The wife of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. George Ryan and his attorney say they've contacted President Obama asking for Ryan's release.

Jailed Ill. Gov. Ryan seeks commutation

CHICAGO, May 19 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan will ask President Barack Obama to commute the remainder of his political corruption prison sentence, Ryan's attorney says.

East Texas reservoirs threaten environment

DALLAS, May 14 (UPI) -- The Dallas-Fort Worth region wants to build two new reservoirs in East Texas but landowners, environmentalists and timber interests have united in opposition.

Victim's family sues BTK serial killer

WICHITA, Kan., July 8 (UPI) -- A second family of a victim of Kansas' BTK serial killer has filed suit seeking to ensure the confessed killer never benefits monetarily for his crimes.

Noble reports little damage to rig

HOUSTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A Texas company Friday reported little damage to an offshore drilling rig that was blown 30 miles from its mooring point by Hurricane Ivan. Noble Corp. said a crew boarded its Noble Jim Thompson rig by helicopter and found the only significant damage was

UPI's Capital Comment for April 16, 2003

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press International.

Philip Morris: Ruling may mean bankruptcy

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill., March 31 (UPI) -- Philip Morris is warning a downstate Illinois judge could force it into bankruptcy, jeopardizing billions of dollars in tobacco settlement money set to go to cash-strapped states through 2025. Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron earlier this month ordered the na

Ill. gov pardons first man cleared by DNA

CHICAGO, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Illinois Gov. George Ryan Friday pardoned Gary Dotson, who was wrongly convicted for the 1977 rape and kidnapping of a woman who later admitted she made the who
MARCELLA S. KREITER

UPI's Capital Comment for Dec. 16, 2002

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for Dec. 4, 2002

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press I
By United Press International

Book Review: 'Firebreak' by Richard Stark

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Doanld E. Westlake's newest Parker thriller, written under the name Richard Stark, is a literary rollercoaster ride of suspense, crime and deceit.
PETER ROFF
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