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The Monitor From The Week Of July 28 - August 3, 1997

DECISIONS

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of appeals on Wednesday overturned a verdict in U.S. District Court for Spokane that awarded $13 milllion to 10 workers who claimed to suffer health problems as a result of negligence on the part of Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp. and General Electric Co.

Congress voted overwhelmingly Thursday to send President Clinton bills designed to balance the budget for the first time since 1969 and bestow the deepest tax cuts in 16 years on millions of families, college students and investors.

IN PASSING

The Russian pianist Sviatoslav Richter, one of the most acclaimed keyboard artists of the 20th century, died Friday in a Moscow hospital after a heart attack. He was 82.

THIS WEEK

Tuesday: Interfaith Peace Gathering commemorating the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 52 years ago. (Hiroshima was bombed Aug. 6, 1945 and Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945.) , DataTimes

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