Lance Armstrong confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, reversing more than a decade of denial. (Jan. 17)
nate: From The New York Times of August 17, 1903 (page 1) — MARKET FOR NE5RO VOTES McComas and Mudd Fractions Bid Openly from $2 to $25 a Head at Maryland Primaries. (Special to The New York Times.) Baltimore, Aug. 16.—In the Republican faction fight between Senator McComas and the anti-organization combine at the primary election in the counties yesterday there was wholesale bartering in votes in Prince George County. About $25,000 was spent in this county alone in buying ne5ro votes. At Upper Marlborough all kinds of ruses were worked by ne5roes to obtain funds from both factions, and they were for the most part successful. At least $2 each were paid for the black votes, but as a rule they brought from $5 to $25. One ne5ro got $50 extra for voting twelve members of his family. As soon as the polling window was raised, the colored voters made a rush for it, but refrained from voting until supplied with the “long green.” The men with the cash stood opposite the window and offered the money. The scene has probably never been equaled in Maryland politics.