THE WEEK: AUGUST 20-26

AUGUST 20-26

NATION

PACKWOOD CHANGES HIS MIND

In a startling reversal that could delay resolution of his ethics case, Senator Bob Packwood asked for public hearings into the charges accusing him of sexual and professional misconduct. The Oregon Republican said he chose this course when the Senate Ethics Committee "changed the rules in the middle of the game" by reopening the investigation to consider two new complaints. The Ethics Committee will consider Packwood's request when it reconvenes after Labor Day.

MEL REYNOLDS CONVICTED

In Chicago, a jury of seven men and five women found Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds guilty on 12 counts of...

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