Thursday, December 11, 1997

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  • Ireland and Britain

    Irish Republican leader Gerry Adams crossed the threshold of the BritishPrime Minister’s residence at 10 Downing Street in London today. Adams’meeting with Prime Minister Tony Blair of the ruling Labor Party was thefirst time since 1921 that the leader of an armed Irish anti-colonialmovement has officially met with a British leader.

  • Crime in America

    The county’s law enforcement agencies reported a four percent decrease inserious crime during the first six months of 1997, including a drop of fivepercent in violent crime — this according to figures released by the FBIlast month. The figures are just the latest in what many big city mayorsand police chiefs are hailing as proof that their anti-crime policies areworking. But what is behind the drop in crime figures?

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