May 11, 1997 in Nation/World

The Monitor From The Week Of May 3-10, 1997

 

DECISIONS

A Florida jury decided Monday that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. was not responsible for the health of a woman who died of lung cancer after smoking cigarettes since she was 15. The trial was considered a prelude to the cases brought against the tobacco industry by 25 states that are trying to recoup billions of dollars in health-care costs attributed to smoking.

IN PASSING

Gilbert Green, a Communist Party leader who was once imprisoned for advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government, died of cancer Sunday. He was 90.

Dr. George N. Aagaard, former dean of the University of Washington School of Medicine, died of leukemia Wednesday. He was 83.

THIS WEEK

Monday: President Clinton wraps up trip with a day of rest in Barbados.

Also: Clinton issues an apology he promised to the victims of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment. , DataTimes


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