August 10, 1997 in Nation/World

The Monitor From The Week Of August 4-10, 1997

 

IN PASSING

Horace Bristol, a photojournalist whose work graced the covers of Life magazine and helped inspire John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath,” died Monday. He was 88 and had been diagnosed with colon cancer.

Jeanne Calment, the world’s oldest person whose birth could be authenticated, died Monday at age 122.

Clarence M. Kelley, who succeeded J. Edgar Hoover as director of the FBI and steered the agency through the turmoil of the post-Watergate period, died Tuesday. He was 85 and had battled minor strokes and emphysema in recent years.

LANDMARKS

President Clinton sigend the tax and spending bills Monday that are intended to balance the federal budget by fiscal 2002.

THIS WEEK

Monday: Start of Elvis Week in Memphis, Tenn.

Friday: Deadline for President Clinton’s response to Paula Jones’ attempt to keep her sexual harassment suit alive in federal court.< , DataTimes

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