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Wednesday, September 30, 1998


Peace is an Israeli need, Palestinian need, Arab need, international need.

-- Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat


today's events

  • National Transportation Safety Board holds international symposium in Arlington, Virginia, on role of government and industry caring for victims and families following major transportation disasters.

  • Trial of Washington state's $6 billion lawsuit against tobacco industry scheduled to begin in Seattle.

  • Former President George Bush speaks at the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize luncheon in New York.

  • NASA to hold media viewing at Cape Canaveral, Florida, of its "Deep Space 1" spacecraft for scientific space missions in 21st century.

  • Last day of 1998 World's Fair in Lisbon, Portugal.

on the horizon

  • Thursday, October 1, Hearing scheduled in Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, in case of the pilot and navigator of a Marine jet that clipped an Italian ski gondola in February 1998, killing 20 people.

  • Friday, October 2, Pope John Paul II visits Croatia.

  • Saturday, October 3, Willie Nelson, Brian Wilson, Neil Young and Hootie and the Blowfish among performers set for Farm Aid '98.

  • Sunday, October 4, Tipper Gore leads 12th annual AIDS Walk in Washington.

  • Monday, October 5, House Judiciary Committee may vote on resolution to begin impeachment hearings against President Clinton.


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  • Singer Deborah Allen is 45.
  • Actress Crystal Bernard ("Wings") is 34.
  • Actress Angie Dickinson ("Dressed to Kill") is 67.
  • Actress Deborah Kerr ("From Here to Eternity") is 77.
  • Former Georgia Gov. Lester Maddox is 83.
  • Singer Johnny Mathis is 63.
  • Singer Marilyn McCoo is 55.
  • Olympic gymnast Dominique Moceanu is 17.
  • Former U.S. Senator James Sasser is 62.
  • Actor Eric Stoltz ("Pulp Fiction") is 37.
  • Actress Victoria Tennant ("Winds of War") is 45.

on this day

  • In 1568, John III is proclaimed King of Sweden by army and nobility on deposition of Eric XIV.

  • In 1787, sailing ship Columbia leaves Boston on first voyage around world by an American vessel.

  • In 1868, Spain's Queen Isabella flees to France and is declared deposed.

  • In 1946, international military tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, finds 22 German Nazi leaders guilty of war crimes, and 11 are sentenced to death.

  • In 1955, French delegates to U.N. General Assembly walk out after assembly decides to take up question of unrest in Algeria.

  • In 1966, Republic of Botswana gains independence from Britain.

  • In 1993, earthquake rocks southern India, killing more than 9,740 people.

  • In 1997, the United States and Cuba hold their highest-level talks in six years.

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