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Wed., Nov. 12, 1997

Ten years ago: The American Medical Association issued a policy statement saying it was unethical for a doctor to refuse to treat someone solely because that person had AIDS or was HIV-positive.

Five years ago: In his first formal post-election news conference, President-elect Clinton promised his administration would have the strictest ethical guidelines in history.

One year ago: In Pontiac, Mich., Jonathan Schmitz, a guest on “The Jenny Jones Show,” was convicted of second-degree murder for shooting Scott Amedure, a gay man who’d revealed a crush on Schmitz during a taping of the program. Schmitz was later sentenced to up to 50 years in prison.

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