Monday, August 11, 1997

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  • UPS STRIKE

    The largest strike in Teamsters’ history heads into its second week without any sign of a settlement between UPS and its 185,000 workers. Teamster leader Ron Carey told members this weekend to prepare for a long strike.

  • WATTS ANNIVERSARY

    Thirty-two years ago — on the evening of August 11, 1965 — the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts exploded in anger. It was the largest civil disorder in America in more than 100 years and, in many ways, it inaugurated the urban riot as an almost permanent feature of the American political landscape.

  • FROGS

    Researchers are reporting an alarming increase in the number of deformities in frogs across the country. Not only are the frogs physically deformed — with, for instance, an extra leg or a missing leg — but they are also suffering from extensive internal abnormalities.