March 29, 1998 in Nation/World

The Monitor From The Week Of March 22-28, 1998

 

In Passing

Albert Wolff, believed to have been the last survivor of the Untouchables, the band of reputedly incorruptible federal agents under Eliot Ness who waged war against Al Capone in Prohibition-era Chicago, died on March 21 at the Cedar Village nursing home in Mason, Ohio. He was 95.

George Howard, a jazz saxophonist known for his fusion style and signature rhythm and blues covers, died Sunday of colon cancer. He was 41.

John J. O’Connell, who served three terms as Washington’s attorney general, died Tuesday. He was 78.

Rep. Steve Schiff, a straight-arrow crime fighter whose battle with skin cancer forced him out of Washington after five terms in Congress, died Wednesday Albuquerque, N.M. He was 51.

Michael Reardon, bartender and part-owner of the former Lion’s Head bar and restaurant in New York City’s Greenwich Village, died Sunday of cancer. He was 60.

Decisions

In its first look at a ban on so-called partial birth abortions, the Supreme Court on Monday rejected Ohio’s effort to limit how doctors perf’orm some late-term abortions.

This Week

Monday: Final Four NCAA men’s basketball championship game in San Antonio.

Saturday: March through downtown in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on the 30th anniversary of his assassination.


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