- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Simpson’s suit goes to Newseum

LOS ANGELES | The suit, tie and shirt that O.J. Simpson wore on the day he was acquitted of murder have been acquired by the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

The clothing donation was announced Tuesday, ending a dispute involving the former football star, Fred Goldman, whose son was killed, and Simpson’s former manager, who had the suit.

The suit was first offered to the Smithsonian Institution, but the museum said it was not appropriate for its collection.

The Newseum said it will be added to a collection of artifacts related to coverage of Simpson’s trial.

Simpson wore the suit on Oct. 3, 1995, during his televised acquittal of the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.


Not guilty pleas in bullying case

NORTHAMPTON | Three Massachusetts teenagers charged in the bullying of a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide have entered not guilty pleas through their lawyers.

The teens were not required to appear at the hearing Tuesday in Hampshire Superior Court.

Sean Mulveyhill, 17, and Kayla Narey, 17, of South Hadley and Austin Renaud, 18, of Springfield will remain free on personal recognizance as long as they stay away from the family of the girl who died.

Mr. Mulveyhill and Mr. Renaud are charged with statutory rape. Charges against Mr. Mulveyhill and Miss Narey include civil rights violations and harassment.

They are among nine teens charged in what prosecutors said was the “unrelenting” bullying of Phoebe Prince at South Hadley High School. Miss Prince committed suicide Jan. 14.


Airline to charge for carry-ons

MINNEAPOLIS | Spirit Airlines will charge as much as $45 each way for a carry-on bag starting Aug. 1.

Personal items like purses and laptop computers that fit under the seat will still be free.

The new fee makes Spirit the first airline to charge passengers to haul their own possessions onto its planes.

Spirit’s new charge for a carry-on is $45 if paid at the gate, and $30 if paid in advance. Spirit said on Tuesday that it reduced its lowest fares by $40 on average, so most customers won’t really pay more to fly. Customers who pay for space in the overhead bin will also get to board the plane earlier. The new policy limits paid carry-on bags to one per passenger.


Toyota sales incentives continue

NEW YORK | Toyota will continue to offer most of its heavy incentives throughout April after the deals helped lift its sales more than 40 percent last month, the automaker said Tuesday.

Toyota Motor Corp. will continue to offer cheap leases on up to eight of its most popular models, including the Camry, Corolla and RAV4. It is scaling back its zero-percent financing offers to just six vehicles instead of eight, but is expanding a popular two-year free maintenance program to all customers.

The free maintenance program was limited to just return customers in March, but Toyota said it is expanding the program because it was popular among customers.

The promotions run through May 3, Toyota said.


Ex-female chief of Cherokees dies

OKLAHOMA CITY | Former Cherokee Nation Chief Wilma Mankiller, one of the few women ever to lead a major American Indian tribe, has died. She was 64.

Tribal spokesman Mike Miller said Mrs. Mankiller, who became one of the nation’s most visible American Indian leaders during her 10 years as chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, died Tuesday.

Mrs. Mankiller had lymphoma, breast cancer and several other health problems. On March 2, Mrs. Mankiller’s husband, Charlie Soap, announced that his wife had stage 4 metastatic pancreatic cancer.


Polygamous towns served warrants

SALT LAKE CITY | Utah and Arizona authorities served search warrants Tuesday on government offices in a pair of towns dominated by a polygamous sect.

Salt Lake City attorney Rod Parker, who represents the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said warrants for records were served at fire stations in Colorado City, Ariz., and Hildale, Utah.

Additional warrants were served on the homes of the city manager and fire chief in Colorado City.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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