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Lynette Fromme

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  • New Year's resolutions for Sacramento politicos

    SACRAMENTO — From my skimpy research on New Year's resolutions, I've learned that 40% of us make them, and about 90% end in failure. A dismal record of weak will. Yet, New Year's resolutions should be encouraged because they're vital to self-...
  • On Theater: 'Assassins' melds horror, humor

    On Theater: 'Assassins' melds horror, humor
    En route to becoming America's preeminent Broadway composer-lyricist, Stephen Sondheim took a few darkly hued detours into the lives of murderously deranged historical characters, probably his best known being "Sweeney Todd." An even more arresting,...
  • Will the real Charles Manson stand up? A new book retraces his steps.

    Will the real Charles Manson stand up? A new book retraces his steps.
    Early in Jeff Guinn's "Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson," the first full biography of the infamous mass killer, there's a moment of unexpected and discomforting empathy. It's 1939, and Manson — 5 years old, living with relatives in...
  • On tape, President Ford describes assassination try by Manson follower

    On tape, President Ford describes assassination try by Manson follower
    A federal judge Monday approved the release of videotaped testimony by President Ford, later used in the trial of Lynette Alice "Squeaky" Fromme, who tried to assassinate him in Sacramento 37 years ago. Portions of the 20 minutes of testimony taken in...
  • Gerald Ford's testimony on 1975 assassination attempt: 'The weapon was large'

    Gerald Ford's testimony on 1975 assassination attempt: 'The weapon was large'
    A videotape in which President Gerald Ford discussed a 1975 assassination attempt by a follower of Charles Manson was made public this week. "It fills in the last gap of the case and explains from the president's perspective what it was like to have...
  • On Theater: Looking forward to little-seen gems

    When you've been reviewing theatrical productions for a few years (and in my case, quite a few), you develop a certain fondness for particular shows that only turn up once in a blue moon on a local stage. Two of my personal favorites in that category are...
  • Book review: 'Loose Diamonds … and Other Things I've Lost (and Found) Along the Way' by Amy Ephron

    Book review: 'Loose Diamonds … and Other Things I've Lost (and Found) Along the Way' by Amy Ephron
    Shelve this one under a category that should be named ''bouquet memoirs.'' Books like Amy Ephron's "Loose Diamonds … and Other Things I've Lost (and Found) Along the Way" are a nosegay of life essays whose pronouns are mostly "I" and "we," but are...
  • Tucson shootings: Mental illness, not rhetoric, at root of more political assassinations historically

     
    Gabrielle Giffords, a Democratic representative, is among the wounded in the Tucson shootings....
  • State Capitol has Legacy of Violence

    State Capitol has Legacy of Violence
    The State Capitol is on high alert as top elected officials return to Sacramento on Monday. ”Yea, it was a real wake up for how easy it would be for someone to come in here in wreak havoc,” Steve Maviglio remembers the last time the...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Donald Heller, death-penalty advocate no more

    Patt Morrison Asks: Donald Heller, death-penalty advocate no more
    'Remanded" -- taken into custody. In his career as a New York prosecutor and a federal prosecutor in California, Donald Heller has asked the court to remand guilty defendants countless times. He helped put away Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, who tried to...
  • Manson Family: Murder and Madness 40 years Later

    Manson Family: Murder and Madness 40 years Later
    LOS ANGELES -- Forty years ago, they were kids. Vulnerable, alienated, running away from a world wracked by war and rebellion. They turned to a cult leader for love and wound up tied to a web of unimaginable evil. They were part of Charles Manson's...
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