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Sat., May 3, 1997

Ten years ago:The Miami Herald, in its Sunday edition, said its reporters had observed a young woman spending “Friday night and most of Saturday” at a Washington, D.C., townhouse belonging to Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart.

Five years ago: In Los Angeles, soldiers continued to patrol streets and guard fire-gutted and ransacked stores in the wake of rioting that erupted following the Rodney King-taped beating acquittals.

One year ago: An international conference in Geneva ended 30 months of arduous negotiations over whether to ban land mines with a weak compromise treaty giving countries nine years to switch to detectable, self-destructive devices.


 
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