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Sunday, September 20, 1998


What you have a very one-sided, partisan effort to release material, before the president gets a chance to review it or respond to it, that makes the president look bad.

-- U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, referring to the planned release Monday by the House Judiciary Committee of President Clinton's videotaped grand jury testimony and 2,800 pages of supporting material


today's events

  • President Clinton heads to New York City to attend U.N. General Assembly meetings.

  • The Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown.

  • Chicago Cubs to hold tribute for slugger Sammy Sosa.

  • An estimated 500 accordion players gather to play "Our Lady of Spain" in effort to set Guinness world record.

on the horizon

  • On Monday, September 21, Leaders from across the globe gather to address U-N General Assembly general debate in New York.

  • On Tuesday, September 22, President Clinton meets with Japanese Prime Minister Obuchi at the Rockefeller family estate in Tarrytown, New York.

  • On Wednesday, September 23, NASA sponsors Challenge Mission, an eight-day deployment of the Carpenter Space Analog Station on the sea floor off Key Largo, Florida.

  • On Thursday, September 24, U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno hosts national "Summit on School Violence and Kids" in Salt Lake City.

  • On Friday, September 25, President Clinton attends political fund-raiser in Chicago, then travels to California.


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  • Former Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach is 81.
  • Psychologist Joyce Brothers is 70.
  • Poet Donald A. Hall is 70.
  • Kristen Johnston ("3rd Rock From the Sun") is 31.
  • Hockey Hall of Famer Guy LaFleur is 47.
  • Actress Sophia Loren ("Two Women") is 64.
  • Comedian Anne Meara is 74.
  • Rock singers Gunnar Nelson and Matthew Nelson are 31

on this day

  • In 1519, Ferdinand Magellan sailed from Seville, Spain, with a fleet of five ships in an attempt to circumnavigate the world.

  • In 1803, Robert Emmet, Irish patriot, was hanged for his part in trying to seize Dublin Castle.

  • In 1967, the British liner Queen Elizabeth II was launched at Clydebank, Scotland.

  • In 1973, Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in a tennis match in Houston, billed as the "Battle of the Sexes."

  • In 1976, The Swedish Social Democratic Party was defeated in parliamentary elections after more than 40 years in power.

  • In 1977, Vietnam and Djibouti became the 149th and 150th members of the United Nations.

  • In 1981, Belize achieved independence from Britain.

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