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Thursday, September 10, 1998


There is no basis for impeachment.

-- David Kendall President Clinton's personal attorney


today's events

  • The House International Relations Committee to hold hearing in Washington on the safety of U.S. embassies worldwide.

  • President Clinton tentatively scheduled to give speech on auto safety.

  • House Government Reform and Oversight Committee holds hearing into activities of Democratic fund-raiser Johnny Chung.

  • Russian government has scheduled talks on an emergency federal budget for the remainder of the year.

on the horizon

  • On Friday, September 11, a medical ethics conference on "Doctors, Death and Dignity" is to begin in Chautauqua, New York.

  • On Saturday, September 12, Alfred Wolfram of Shakopee, Minnesota, attempts to break his current kissing record in the Guinness Book of World Records. He'll try to kiss more than 10,504 people today.

  • On Sunday, September 13, the 50th annual Emmys take place in Los Angeles.

  • On Monday, September 14, trial tentatively scheduled to begin in Pontiac, Michigan, in wrongful-death lawsuit against talk show host Jenny Jones.

  • On Tuesday, September 15, attorneys face deadline to file appeal on U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright's ruling to release President Clinton's deposition in the Paula Jones case.


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  • Director Chris Columbus ("Home Alone") is 40
  • Singer Jose Feliciano ("Light My Fire") is 53.
  • Actor Colin Firth ("Pride and Prejudice") is 38.
  • Actress Judy Geeson ("The Eagle Has Landed") is 50.
  • Actress Amy Irving ("Honeysuckle Rose") is 45.
  • Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is 60.
  • Golf pro Arnold Palmer is 69.
  • Rock musician Joe Perry (Aerosmith) is 48.
  • Actress Jennifer Tilly ("Made in America") is 40.
  • Filmmaker Robert Wise ("The Sound Of Music") is 84.

on this day

  • In 1608, John Smith was elected president of the Jamestown colony council in Virginia.

  • In 1846, Elias Howe of Spencer, Massachusetts, received a patent for his sewing machine.

  • In 1919, New York City welcomed home General John J. Pershing and 25,000 soldiers who'd served in the U.S. First Division during World War I.

  • In 1939, Canada declared war on Germany.

  • In 1945, Vidkun Quisling was sentenced to death in Norway for collaborating with the Nazis.

  • In 1948, American-born Mildred Gillars, accused of being Nazi wartime radio broadcaster "Axis Sally," was indicted in Washington, D.C., for treason.

  • In 1955, "Gunsmoke" premiered on TV.

  • In 1963, 20 black students entered public schools in Birmingham, Tuskegee and Mobile, Alabama, following a standoff between federal authorities and Gov. George C. Wallace.

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