BrieflyThree people linked to the massive international money laundering scheme involving the Bank of Credit and Commerce International were sentenced Friday. Roberto Alcaino, a Los Angeles jeweler, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for conspiracy, operating a continuing criminal enterprise and money laundering. Gloria Alcaino, his wife, was sentenced to the 20 months she has served since her arrest in 1988 for conspiracy and money laundering. Joaquin Casals, a courier for Alcaino, was sentenced to five years and three months.
RUMPELSTILTSKIN WINS. More than 100 third-graders at Anclote Elementary School have judged Rumpelstiltskin their favorite fairy tale in mock elections held Friday. The elections were intended as a lesson about the voting process.