Man accused of drinking, driving lawn tractor maintains innocence

The man accused of drinking and driving a lawn tractor in Melrose says he’s ready to serve 11 days in jail, beginning today. George Rierson, 36, was arrested on Aug. 7 and charged with driving on a revoked license and carrying an open container of alcohol. Despite pleading guilty to the charges, Rierson maintains his [...]

Congress strikes out on Clemens

Freedom New Mexico Did Roger Clemens use steroids or human-growth hormone? We don’t know and won’t speculate. But after watching the four-hour, three-ring circus put on by the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, we’re beginning to develop more pressing concerns. Among them: • Why is a government reform and oversight committee focused [...]

State of innocence never guaranteed

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist On Sept. 10, 2001, this nation was more than a quarter-century past its last real crisis. This is not to say the intervening years were uneventful: They were not. Those years saw three attempted presidential assassinations, a shuttle explosion, an impeachment and sundry hostage takings, military actions and political scandals. [...]