February 22, 1998 in Nation/World

Milestones

 

Ten years ago: In Lebanon, the kidnappers of U.S. Marine Lt. Col. William R. Higgins released a videotape in which Higgins asked the United States to meet his abductors’ demands.

Five years ago: The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved creation of an international war crimes tribunal to punish those responsible for atrocities in the former Yugoslavia. A jury was seated in Los Angeles in the federal trial of four police officers accused of violating Rodney King’s civil rights.

One year ago: Cutbacks began under a new welfare law limiting childless adults - under age 50 and able to work - to three months of food stamps in any three-year period.


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