June 6, 1997 in Nation/World



Ten years ago: President Reagan met with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican. Alysheba, winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, placed fourth at the Belmont Stakes, losing to Bet Twice.

Five years ago: A.P. Indy won the 124th running of the Belmont Stakes.

One year ago: The Senate narrowly rejected a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution as outgoing Majority Leader Bob Dole and the Democrats clashed over deficit reduction. A family of four became the first persons to leave the Freemen ranch in Montana since April.

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