June 5, 1997 in Nation/World

Milestones

 
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Ten years ago: President Reagan, in Venice, Italy, for an economic summit, called for an end to government agriculture subsidies by the year 2000 in a televised address carried in Europe by the United States Information Agency.

Five years ago: The government announced the nation’s unemployment rate had jumped to 7.5 percent the month before, the highest level in nearly eight years.

One year ago: Joseph Waldholtz, ex-husband of U.S. Rep. Enid Greene, R-Utah, pleaded guilty to providing his wife false information for her taxes and to falsifying spending reports from her congressional campaign.


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