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Sat., July 19, 1997

Ten years ago: Residents of Balch Springs, Texas, gathered at the Seagoville Road Baptist Church to mourn 10 teenagers who died when a flash flood engulfed a church bus and van two days earlier.

Five years ago: Secretary of State James A. Baker III opened a fresh round of Mideast diplomacy, meeting in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and other officials.

One year ago: Opening ceremonies were held in Atlanta for the 26th Summer Olympic Games. Bosnian Serb official Radovan Karadzic yielded to international pressure to give up all political power.

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