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2007-02-02 18:00:34

By Tracy Breton; Journal Staff Writer When it came time for grand jurors to consider bringing criminal charges in connection with the Station nightclub fire, prosecutors submitted only three names of potential defendants for the jurors' consideration: Jeffrey and Michael Derderian, the owners of the club, and Daniel M. Biechele, the tour manager for the rock band who lit fireworks that sparked the deadly blaze. West Warwick fire inspector Denis P. Larocque, who had inspected the...

2006-08-28 17:49:10

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Barry Bonds' personal trainer went back to prison on Monday, this time for refusing to testify to a federal grand jury about whether he gave steroids to the San Francisco Giants slugger. "There is a wealth of information in the public domain saying that your client injected steroids into Barry Bonds," U.S. Judge William Alsup told Greg Anderson's attorney in a testy exchange. "This is a question that half of America that follows this kind of...

2006-08-17 20:48:03

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Barry Bonds' personal trainer would not tell a grand jury on Thursday whether he provided the baseball slugger with steroids, but a judge deferred a ruling on whether to send Greg Anderson to jail for contempt of court. Lawyers for Anderson, who has already served three months in prison on steroid distribution charges, had said he would refuse to testify in the proceedings at the U.S. District Court for Northern California. "Is this just a...

2006-08-17 18:41:08

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday ordered Barry Bonds' personal trainer to testify before a grand jury about the baseball slugger's possible use of steroids. His lawyers in the past have said Greg Anderson, who has already served three months in prison on steroid distribution charges, will refuse to testify in the proceedings at the U.S. District Court for Northern California. "Is this just a charade?" Judge William Alsup asked Anderson's lawyer,...

2006-08-17 18:38:30

Corrects to "trainer" from "lawyer" in headline By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday ordered Barry Bonds' personal trainer to testify before a grand jury about the baseball slugger's possible use of steroids. His lawyers in the past have said Greg Anderson, who has already served three months in prison on steroid distribution charges, will refuse to testify in the proceedings at the U.S. District Court for Northern California. "Is this just a...

2006-08-17 16:56:19

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday ordered Barry Bonds' personal trainer to testify before a grand jury about the baseball slugger's possible use of steroids. His lawyers in the past have said Greg Anderson, who has already served three months in prison on steroid distribution charges, will refuse to testify in the proceedings at the U.S. District Court for Northern California. "Is this just a charade?" Judge William Alsup asked Anderson's lawyer,...

2006-08-17 16:40:53

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday ordered Barry Bonds' personal trainer to testify before a grand jury about the baseball slugger's possible use of steroids. His lawyers in the past have said Greg Anderson, who has already served three months in prison on steroid distribution charges, will refuse to testify in the proceedings at the U.S. District Court for Northern California. "Is this just a charade?" Judge William Alsup asked Anderson's lawyer,...

2006-08-15 18:38:04

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge ordered two San Francisco Chronicle reporters on Tuesday to name sources who gave them grand jury testimony from professional athletes involved in a long-running steroids investigation. U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White wrote in a ruling that the two reporters must disclose their sources. The two have said they would not comply with such an order and Chronicle Editor Phil Bronstein has said the newspaper would stand by them in...

2006-08-15 18:37:16

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge ordered two San Francisco Chronicle reporters on Tuesday to name sources who gave them grand jury testimony from professional athletes involved in a long-running steroids investigation. U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White wrote in a ruling that the two reporters must disclose their sources. The two have said they would not comply with such an order and Chronicle Editor Phil Bronstein has said the newspaper would stand by them in...

2006-08-03 17:56:57

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday rejected arguments that the retrial of a Jordanian accused of lying about whether he knew one of the September 11 hijackers should be moved because jurors in New York were biased. Lawyers for Osama Awadallah, 26, had argued for a change of venue when it emerged after his first trial that several jurors during deliberations "were tearfully discussing their September 11 recollections" even though he is not charged in the attacks. A...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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