April 20, 1997 in Nation/World

The Monitor From The Week Of April 13-20, 1997



The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a claim that stiff penalties for dealing crack cocaine amount to racial discrimination.

The Supreme Court struck down a Georgia law that forced state candidates to pass urine tests for illegal narcotics.


Michael Dorris, the author of “The Broken Cord” and “A Yellow Raft on Blue Water,” was found dead with a plastic bag over his head Friday. Dorris, who left a suicide note, was 52.

George Wald, a biologist who won the Nobel Prize for his work on how the eye processes images, died Saturday. He was 90.


Monday: 101st Boston Marathon.

Tuesday: Earth Day. Payment hearing in O.J. Simpson civil case. University City, Calif.

Wednesday: The 32nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards. , DataTimes

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