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Wednesday, October 14, 1998


Without fulfillment of all Palestinian security commitments, there will not be an agreement and in light of this gloomy reality there is no chance at this stage of signing an agreement.

-- statement from the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, referring to the effect of Tuesday's killing of an Israeli on the Mideast peace process


today's events

  • The winner of the Nobel Prize in economics is scheduled to be announced in Stockholm.

  • The arraignment of Russell Weston, former mental patient charged with the July 24 murders of two police officers inside the U.S. Capitol, is scheduled in Washington.

  • A formal sentencing hearing is scheduled in Las Vegas, Nevada for Jeremy Strohmeyer, the 19-year-old former honor student who pleaded guilty to murdering 7-year-old Sherrice Iverson.

on the horizon

  • Thursday, October 15, Israeli and Palestinian leaders are scheduled to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in Washington in an effort to work out a West Bank accord.

  • Friday, October 16, President Clinton is scheduled to make campaign appearances on behalf of candidates in Chicago and St. Louis.

  • Saturday, October 17, the World Series is scheduled to begin

  • Sunday, October 18, Pope John Paul II celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Square in Rome, marking the 20th anniversary of his pontificate.

  • Monday, October 19, Israel's Knesset begins its fall term.


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  • Actor Harry Anderson is 46.
  • Actor Greg Evigan is 45.
  • Pianist Gary Graffman is 70.
  • Designer Ralph Lauren is 59.
  • Actor Roger Moore is 70.
  • Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop is 82.

on this day

  • In 1705, the English navy captured Barcelona in the War of the Spanish Succession.

  • In 1933, Nazi Germany announced it would withdraw from the League of Nations and would take no further part in the Geneva Disarmament Conference.

  • In 1944, British and Greek troops liberated Athens, which had been in German hands since April 1941.

  • In 1947, Flying in an army rocket-powered research plane, U.S. Air Force Capt. Charles Yeager became the first man to break the sound barrier.

  • In 1964, U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • In 1989, Election posters and banners blossomed in Jordan at the start of a campaign for the kingdom's first parliamentary poll in 22 years.

  • In 1991, tens of thousands of jubilant Bulgarians crammed the center of Sofia to celebrate the end of the Communist Party's four-decade grasp on power.

  • In 1991, Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, held under house arrest for more than two years by her country's military rulers, won the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • In 1994, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and Palestine Liberation Organization chairman Yasser Arafat shared the Nobel Peace Prize.

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