January 8, 1998 in Nation/World



Ten years ago: An Arizona state grand jury indicted Gov. Evan Mecham and his brother, Willard, on charges of concealing a campaign loan. (Both were later acquitted.)

Five years ago: Serb gunmen shot and killed Bosnian deputy prime minister Hakija Turajlic in the presence of French peacekeepers. At post offices across America, commemorative Elvis Presley stamps went on sale on what would have been “the King’s” 58th birthday.

One year ago: The state of Arkansas put three men to death in the second triple execution since capital punishment was reinstated in 1976. The Supreme Court heard arguments on whether to allow physicianassisted suicide.

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