Reaping thorns from the family tree

Rainie, H.
November 1991
U.S. News & World Report;11/25/91, Vol. 111 Issue 22, p6
Discusses the trial this week of 31-year-old William Kennedy Smith, who is being tried on a rape charge. Of all the sorrows of the Kennedy family, this lament of Smith's is the most excruciating. The daily humiliations heaped on Senator Ted Kennedy; Kennedy will take the witness stand in December; The requirement of Kennedy to describe what he was doing with Smith and his son Patrick on the night the alleged assault occurred.


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