Wednesday, January 15, 1997

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  • Clinton Unveils New Plan to Oversee Washington DC

    The Clinton administration unveiled yesterday a new plan to oversee the District of Columbia. The deal calls for Federal managers to take over key local government functions, including tax collection and the prison system. Many local officials welcomed the move, which will relieve the city of some major costs like pensions and Medicaid. Still, the Clinton plan avoids tackling some of the urgent issues facing the half million people of the District of Columbia — most notably the question of democracy in the Federal enclave.

  • Israel Palestine Accord

    LAST NIGHT, ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU AND PALESTINIAN LEADER YASseR ARAFAT FINALLY AGREED TO A PARTIAL ISRAELI PULLOUT OF THE WEST BANK TOWN OF HEBRON. THE DEAL MARKS AT LEAST SOME MOVEMENT IN THE LONG-STALLED PEACE PROCESS, WHICH HAS REMAINED MORE OR LESS BLOCKED SINCE RIGHT WING LIKUD PARTY LEADER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU ASSUMED POWER SEVEN MONTHS AGO.