The Week May 15-21


She's Gone

Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died in her New York City apartment, succumbing to cancer at 64.

Rosty Seeks a Way or Means

Under criminal investigation for possible financial irregularities, Ways and Means chairman Dan Rostenkowski began exploring a plea-bargain agreement with federal prosecutors. The Illinois Democrat, who claims he is innocent, wants to avoid indictment on felony charges and the possibility of prison, if he is convicted. Rostenkowski is now said to believe his legal problems will force him to relinquish his powerful chairmanship, whether a deal can be reached or not. That is terrible news...

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