May 8, 1997 in Nation/World



Ten years ago: An angry and defiant Gary Hart, dogged by questions about his personal life and his relationship with Miami model Donna Rice, withdrew from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Five years ago: President Bush wound up two days in riot-ravaged Los Angeles, promising to work harder in Washington to enact a “commonsense agenda” of conservative proposals to help urban America.

One year ago: Postal inspectors wrapped up a two-year sting operation in 36 states against the nation’s biggest child pornography ring. Julie Andrews declined her Tony Award nomination after her show, “Victor/ Victoria,” was snubbed for best musical.

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