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Friday, September 11, 1998


I won't condone or participate in a political witchhunt. If the evidence does not justify a full impeachment investigation, I won't recommend one to the House; however if the evidence does justify an inquiry I will unhesitatingly recommend a fuller inquiry.

-- Rep. Henry Hyde, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.


today's events

  • Lawmakers say sections of the independent counsel's impeachment report on President Clinton should be released to the public today.

  • President Clinton scheduled to address National Prayer Breakfast with religious leaders.

  • Attorneys for Microsoft and the Justice Department may return to court for a hearing on Microsoft's request for dismissal of antitrust case.

  • A medical ethics conference on "Doctors, Death and Dignity" is to begin in Chautauqua, New York.

on the horizon

  • 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 Emmy awards 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.

  • On Wednesday, September 16, Hearing in Philadelphia for Marie Noe, charged with killing eight of her ten children.


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  • U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka of Hawaii is 74.
  • Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson is 64.
  • Singer Harry Connick, Jr. is 31.
  • Rock musician Mickey Hart (The Grateful Dead)is 55.
  • Filmmaker Brian DePalma ("The Untouchables") is 58.
  • Actress Lola Folana ("The New Bill Cosby Show") is 55.
  • Author William Kienzle ("The Rosary Murders") is 70.
  • Former Dallas Cowboys' Coach Tom Landry is 74.
  • Actress Amy Madigan ("Field of Dreams") is 47.

on this day

  • In 1297, The Scots under William Wallace defeated a large English force under the Earl of Surrey at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.

  • In 1524, Pierre de Ronsard, one of the most prolific poets of the French Renaissance, was born.

  • In 1649, Oliver Cromwell, the leader of the victorious parliamentarians in the English Civil War, besieged Drogheda in Ireland and massacred most of the inhabitants.

  • In 1709, An Anglo-Dutch-Austrian force led by the Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy won a costly victory over the French in the Battle of Malplaquet, the last great battle of the War of the Spanish Succession.

  • In 1777, British troops defeated American soldiers, led by Gen. George Washington, at the Battle of Brandywine Creek in the U.S. War of Independence.

  • In 1814, The U.S. Navy defeated the British in the Battle of Lake Champlain.

  • In 1936, President Roosevelt dedicated Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) by pressing a key in Washington to signal the startup of the dam's first hydroelectric generator in Nevada.

  • In 1962, The Beatles finished recording their first single "Love Me Do".

  • In 1997, Scots voted in favor of a British government plan to give them their own assembly for the first time in nearly 300 years.

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