August 5, 1997 in Nation/World



Ten years ago: President Reagan announced his administration had reached a “general agreement” with leaders of Congress on a new Central America peace plan. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega offered to discuss the U.S. proposal.

Five years ago: Federal civil rights charges were filed against four Los Angeles police officers acquitted of state charges in the videotaped beating of Rodney King; two were later convicted.

One year ago: In a bold bid to capture a skeptical public’s attention, Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole proposed a $548 billion tax cut.

A jury in San Jose, Calif., recommended the death penalty for Richard Allen Davis, convicted of kidnapping and killing Polly Klaas, 12.

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