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Fri., Dec. 19, 1997

Ten years ago: The Palestinian uprising in Israel’s occupied territories spread to Arab east Jerusalem.

Five years ago: More than 400 suspected Muslim fundamentalists deported by Israel were confined to a makeshift refugee camp in a “no man’s land” in Lebanon because of the Lebanese government’s refusal to accept them.

One year ago: The television industry unveiled a plan to rate programs using tags such as “TV-G,” “TV-Y” and “TV-M.” The school board of Oakland, Calif., voted to recognize Black English, also known as “ebonics,” in a decision that set off a firestorm of controversy. (The board later reversed its stance.) Actor Marcello Mastroianni died in Paris at age 72.

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