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September 23, 1995

Welsh-Americans upset by president's remark

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Welsh-Americans are demanding an apology from President Clinton for a remark he made. On Friday, in response to a reporter's question on raising the federal debt limit, Clinton said "We don't welsh on our debts." Rees Lloyd, general counsel for the Welsh-American Legal Defense, Education and Development Fund called the remark "awful' and "insensitive." He faxed a letter to the White House, demanding an apology. About two million Americans are of Welsh descent.



U.S. Air Force to rename library

NEW YORK (CNN) -- The U.S. Air Force will rename a library at its School of Aerospace Medicine in Texas, named after Dr. Hubertus Strughold, who is hailed as "the father of U.S. space medicine." Strughold, a German scientist, came to the U.S. after World War II and helped develop pressure suits used by U.S. astronauts, and the U.S. space capsule. The World Jewish Congress said the Air Force has decided to remove his name from the library because documents from the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal named him as a participant in medical experiments in which inmates from Dachau concentration camp were tortured and killed. Strughold, who died in 1986, denied approving any such experiments.



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