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Thursday, October 1, 1998


We should not sit on or celebrate this balanced budget. We should build on it.

-- President Clionton


today's events

  • The final batch of 3,000 to 5,000 pages submitted to Congress by Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr could be released.

  • Hearing scheduled at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, in case of the pilot and navigator of a Marine jet that clipped an Italian ski gondola in February.

  • United States Institute of Peace and Middle East Institute to present briefing on recent developments in Afghanistan.

on the horizon

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

  • Saturday, October 3, Nevada Athletic Commission may announce a decision on relicensing boxer Mike Tyson.

  • 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.

  • Tuesday, October 6, fall meeting of World Bank and International Monetary Fund is scheduled to begin in Washington.


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  • Actress Julie Andrews is 63.
  • Actor Tom Bosley is 71.
  • Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew is 53.
  • Former President Jimmy Carter is 74.
  • Actor Stephen Collins is 51.
  • Singer Richard Harris 68.
  • Actor Walter Matthau is 78.
  • Actor Randy Quaid is 48.
  • Chief Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist is 74.
  • Actress Stella Stevens is 62.

on this day

  • In 1800, Spain ceded Louisiana to France in a secret treaty.

  • In 1885, special delivery mail service began in the United States.

  • In 1896, the Post Office established Rural Free Delivery, with the first routes in West Virginia.

  • In 1908, Henry Ford introduced the Model T automobile to the market.

  • In 1943, allied forces captured Naples, Italy, during World War II.

  • In 1962, Johnny Carson succeeded Jack Paar as regular host of NBC's "Tonight" show.

  • In 1964, the Free Speech Movement was launched at the University of California at Berkeley.

  • In 1968, the cult horror movie "Night of the Living Dead" had its world premiere in Pittsburgh.

  • In 1971, Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida.

  • In 1997, national TV ratings system begins in the United States.

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