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Milestones

Sat., Feb. 21, 1998

Ten years ago: TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart tearfully confessed to his congregation in Baton Rouge, La., that he was guilty of an unspecified sin, and said he was leaving the pulpit temporarily. Reports linked Swaggart to an admitted prostitute, Debra Murphree.

Five years ago: Four days after suspending Bosnian relief operations because of interference from Serbs, Muslims and Croats, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Sadako Ogata ordered full resumption of the aid effort. U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali had rebuked the suspension.

One year ago: Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth Starr reversed his decision to resign. A bomb exploded at a gay and lesbian nightclub in Atlanta, injuring five people.


 

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