- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 22, 2001

Scientists find remains of Hunley commander

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Scientists excavating the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley have discovered the remains of the sub´s commander.

The remains of Lt. George Dixon, the final member of the boat´s nine-man crew, were found beneath the forward conning tower of the Hunley, the first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship.

The Hunley went down off Charleston in 1864 after sinking the Union ship Housatonic.


Raines named editor at New York Times

NEW YORK — Joseph Lelyveld is retiring as executive editor of the New York Times in September and will be replaced by Howell Raines, editor of the editorial page, the newspaper announced yesterday.

Mr. Raines, 58, has been in charge of the editorial page for eight years and previously headed the newspaper´s bureaus in Washington and London.

No replacement was named for Mr. Raines as editorial page editor.


Lewinsky wants her blue dress back

The blue dress that was evidence of Monica Lewinsky´s sexual affair with President Clinton is now the focus of a dispute between her attorneys and prosecutors.

Miss Lewinsky´s publicist said attorneys for the former White House intern are trying to recover the semen-stained dress from independent counsel Robert W. Ray.

The dress wasn´t included among the personal items that prosecutors returned to Miss Lewinsky after their investigation, said Juli Nadler, the publicist.

Miss Nadler said Miss Lewinsky doesn´t plan to sell the dress. If she did, specialists in collectibles say, it probably would fetch at least $500,000.


Ninth suspect arrested in race-riot murder

YORK, Pa. — A ninth white man was charged yesterday with killing a black woman during a 1969 race riot — a slaying for which the mayor also has been arrested.

Thomas P. Smith, 50, was accused in the ambush shooting of Lillie Belle Allen, 27, of Aiken, S.C.

Mayor Charlie Robertson — who was a police officer when Miss Allen was shot to death 32 years ago — was charged last week. Mr. Robertson, free on $50,000 bail, has denied involvement in the killing.


Polygamist to stay with five wives

A Utah man convicted last week of bigamy said yesterday that nothing, not even a lengthy prison sentence, would keep him from his commitment to his five wives and their 25 children.

"I don´t know how you can legislate against someone´s beliefs and expect them, if they have any faith at all, to give up their beliefs," avowed polygamist Tom Green said in an interview with ABC´s "Good Morning America" program.


Hit man confesses to two killings

HACKENSACK, N.J. — An admitted Mafia hit man has confessed to the 1980 slaying of a New York City police detective and the killing of a Manhattan nightclub owner.

Richard Kuklinski made the admissions in "The Iceman Confesses: Secrets of a Mafia Hit Man," Sunday night on HBO.

He gave a lengthy, detailed description of how he killed Detective Peter Calabro, 36.


McVeigh expands his legal team

DENVER — The legal team advising Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh on his next move following the postponement of his execution was expanded yesterday with the addition of two attorneys to help examine thousands of recently discovered FBI documents.

The two, both of Houston and part of McVeigh´s trial team, are Richard Burr, a nationally known death-penalty foe, and Chris Tritico. Mr. Burr also represented McVeigh on one appeal.


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