April 13, 1997 in Nation/World

The Monitor From The Week Of April 6-13, 1997



A panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld California’s ban on preferences based on race or gender.

A U.S. District judge ruled the line-item veto is unconstitional.


Joana Mendes, who made history record her father’s role in saving an estimated 30,000 people from Nazi-occupied France during World War II, died after a stroke March 20. She was 77.

Bob Cain, a Detroit Tigers baseball player who pitched to a midget in a 1951 gimmick, died of cancer Monday. He was 72.

Laura Nyro, who wrote songs for groups like Peter, Paul and Mary, and the Fifth Dimension, died of ovarian cancer Tuesday. She was 49.


Tuesday: The last day to file tax returns for 1996 earnings.

Also: George J. Tenet, the CIA’s director designate, will undergo confirmation hearings in Washington. , DataTimes

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