- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 22, 2001

Condit's brother arrested
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The younger brother of Rep. Gary A. Condit was arrested yesterday on charges he violated his probation in a 1996 drunken driving case, authorities said.
Darrell Wayne Condit, 49, was taken into custody at 3:30 a.m. as he tried to check into the Red Carpet Inn in Dania Beach, near Fort Lauderdale. An off-duty deputy recognized Mr. Condit's van as he pulled into the parking lot.

Bar says Hugh Rodham broke no rules
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Hugh Rodham did not violate ethics rules by lobbying his brother-in-law, then-President Clinton, for clemency for two clients convicted of felonies, the Florida Bar has ruled.
The former president and his wife, New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, denied knowledge of Mr. Rodham's financial dealings in the two cases, and he bowed to their demand that he return the $400,000 he was paid.
The bar's grievance committee found insufficient evidence to file a complaint against Mr. Rodham with the Florida Supreme Court, saying Mr. Rodham did not violate ethics rules in the cases of Carlos Vignali and Almon Glenn Braswell. Both were eventually granted pardons.

Katharine Hepburn to leave hospital
Screen legend Katharine Hepburn, 94, hospitalized earlier this week for a urinary tract infection, is due to be released tomorrow, a hospital spokesman said yesterday.
"She's fine. She's scheduled to be released on Monday," said James Battaglio, a spokesman for Connecticut's Hartford Hospital, where Miss Hepburn was admitted late Wednesday.
Mr. Battaglio said the actress' remaining time in the hospital "will be spent getting her up and around, getting some exercise, because she's been in bed for four days now."
"She really could go home, except for the fact that she's been in bed for four days," he added.
Miss Hepburn has had various health problems in the past few years, most of them stemming from Parkinson's disease, a chronic illness that attacks the nervous system.

Gephardt: Iowa key to taking House
DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa will be "the epicenter" in the Democrats' battle to regain control of the House next year, House Democratic leader Richard A. Gephardt said yesterday.
"This is where the change can happen," the Missouri lawmaker said in a speech to some 45 Iowans gathered at the state Democratic Party's headquarters in Des Moines.
Four of Iowa's five House members are Republicans. But Mr. Gephardt said redistricting — the redrawing of congressional districts based on data from the 2000 Census — will make Democrats competitive in all but one district in the mid-term elections.

Judge denies plea of death-row inmate
PHILADELPHIA — An inmate sentenced to death for killing a police officer waited too long before disclosing another man's confession in the 1981 shooting, a judge ruled in refusing to order testimony from the man.
Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former radio journalist and Black Panther, was convicted in 1982 killing of Officer Daniel Faulkner. Supporters believe he was framed, and he has become a symbol for activists fighting racial injustice and police brutality.
Abu-Jamal has an appeal pending and filed an emergency motion seeking a sworn deposition from Arnold Beverly, who claims he and another man were hired to kill Officer Faulkner.

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