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Saturday, October 3, 1998


We cannot allow this conflict to spread again and risk what we stopped in Bosnia starting all over again in Kosovo.

-- U.S. President Bill Clinton


today's events

  • Leaders of the world's biggest oil companies meet to discuss industry restructuring and geopolitics of petroleum in Vienna.

  • A leadership symposium is to be held in San Diego, California, featuring veteran anchorman Walter Cronkite and former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

  • Willie Nelson, Hootie and the Blowfish, and Neil Young are among those set to perform at Farm Aid '98 in Tinley Park, Illinois.

on the horizon
  • On Sunday, October 4, Tipper Gore is to lead the 12th annual AIDS Walk in Washington.
  • On Monday, October 5, the House Judiciary Committee may vote on a resolution to begin impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.
  • On Tuesday, October 6, U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is scheduled to arrive in the Middle East to try to narrow the gap between Israel and the Palestinians on a West Bank troop pullback.
  • On Wednesday, October 7, the fall meeting of representatives of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund takes hold in Washington.
  • On Thursday, October 8, negotiations are scheduled to resume in the NBA lockout.


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  • Musician Lindsay Buckingham is 51.
  • Actress Neve Campbell ("Party of Five") is 23.
  • Baseball player Dennis Eckersley is 44.
  • Rocker Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) is 36.
  • Actress Madlyn Rhue ("It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World") is 64.
  • Writer Gore Vidal is 73.
  • Former baseball player Dave Winfield is 47.

on this day

  • In 1863, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day.

  • In 1929, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenianss formally changed its name to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

  • In 1941, Adolf Hitler declared in a speech in Berlin that Russia had been "broken" and would "never rise again."

  • In 1942, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt established the Office of Economic Stabilization and authorized controls on farm prices, rents, wages and salaries.

  • In 1962, astronaut Wally Schirra blasted off from Cape Canaveral aboard the "Sigma Seven" on a nine-hour flight.

  • In 1968, the play "The Great White Hope," by Howard Sackler, opened on Broadway.

  • In 1995, the jury in the O.J. Simpson murder trial found the former football star innocent of the 1994 slayings of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman.

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