- The Washington Times - Saturday, July 28, 2001

Justice argues against new Nichols trial
Convicted Oklahoma City conspirator Terry Nichols should not get a new trial even though the FBI failed to turn over thousands of documents in the prosecution of Timothy McVeigh, the Justice Department argued in a motion submitted yesterday to the Supreme Court.
Solicitor General Theodore Olson said in the motion that the high court should reject arguments by Nichols' attorneys that the FBI mistake in failing to make more than 4,000 documents available was reason to reopen the Nichols case.
In May, the FBI turned over more of the records to lawyers for Nichols and McVeigh, mostly irrelevant FBI interviews in the days just after the 1995 bombing that killed 168 persons and wounded hundreds more.
"The recent production only highlights the government's good faith," Mr. Olson wrote. "The government produced those documents voluntarily after learning that it inadvertently had not fully honored" an agreement to turn over such material.

House panel endorses military housing money
A House armed services panel yesterday endorsed a $10.3 billion military construction and family housing authorization for next year while recognizing that some of the repair work it calls for may not be needed if Congress approves a base-closings bill.
The $10.3 billion for fiscal 2002, which begins Oct. 1, compares with $8.8 billion this year, a 17 percent increase.
The full House Armed Services Committee is scheduled next week to complete work on the $343 billion authorization bill covering the Defense Department and nuclear arms-related work of the Energy Department.

Couple wants sponsor to name child for price
NEW YORK — Jason Black and Frances Schroeder are looking for a corporate sponsor to pay half a million dollars for their baby boy's name. Only time and money will tell whether the child will get a name like "Heinz" or "Microsoft," or "Coke."
Mr. Black and Mrs. Schroeder have put the naming rights up for auction on both EBay and Yahoo, at a minimum bid of $500,000.
The ads were posted July 18 and will run through July 28. So far, there have been no bidders, but they plan to extend their offer.
Mr. Black and Mrs. Schroeder hope that money from the deal would allow them to buy a house and save for their children's college education.
Mr. Black said he is not worried that an unusual name would make the child the target of any jokes at school.
"As long as we provide him with a comfortable and loving home, he's going to turn out fine, " Mr. Black said.

Bush names director for Census Bureau
President Bush yesterday nominated C. Louis Kincannon to be director of the Census Bureau.
If confirmed, Mr. Kincannon will return to head an agency where he worked for more than 20 years, until the early 1990s. He served as deputy director during the 1990 census.
Kenneth Prewitt, who was census director during the Clinton administration, called Mr. Kincannon a sound, professional choice who would be easily confirmed by the Senate.

Judge orders Giuliani to pay child support
NEW YORK — Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has moved out of the city's official mayoral residence, a judge has revealed, meaning he must pay $1,800 a month in temporary child support while his divorce case proceeds.
In her Thursday order, State Supreme Court Justice Judith Gische noted that Mr. Giuliani no longer lives in Gracie Mansion, which is occupied by wife Donna Hanover and the couple's two children.
The judge said this makes Mrs. Hanover "the custodial parent, entitled to child support."
Mr. Giuliani reportedly has been living with two friends and political supporters.

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