POLITICAL NOTES: Outside Lane

It was hard to believe, folks in Massachusetts' Seventh Congressional District said, that Congressman Tom Lane was really in prison. Ask for a favor at his office in Lawrence, and his staff saw to it that the request got the same prompt, courteous attention it had in the past. Let there be a funeral or a wake in the Lawrence-Lynn area, and one of his aides was sure to attend, delicately dropping the word that he was there as Lane's personal representative. Even though he was serving a four-month term for evading $38,542...

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