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Thursday, November 6, 1997

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  • Fast Track Trade

    The Senate and the House of Representatives are expected to vote this week on a bill granting President Clinton authority to negotiate a trade agreement that cannot be amended by Congress. The fast-track trade authority that President Clinton wants faces a tough battle in the House of Representatives.

  • Body Parts for Sale

    The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said this week that it will try to get the permission of relatives before removing and selling corneas from homicide victims. Anthony Hernandez, the coroner’s top administrator, said that corneas will still be removed and sold if the families cannot be found within a window of opportunity for transplant.

  • The Drug Life: The Corner Part Three

    The issue of illegal drug use was again a hot topic this election season with candidates for a range of local, state and federal offices pledging to tackle the problem once and for all. The debate is often fueled by stereotypes far removed from the reality of the day-to-day life of addicts and drug users.