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Family mends rifts, supports Hall

Updated: July 12, 2004, 10:17 PM ET
Associated Press

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The man who was the symbol of America's savings and loan scandals of the 1980s is making a rare public appearance at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, cheering on his grandson.

Charles Keating, now 80, had not seen Gary Hall Jr. compete since high school and wasn't a presence in his life -- in part because Keating served nearly five years of a 12½-year federal prison sentence after being convicted of securities fraud.

A rift also developed between ...

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