Friday, September 19, 1997

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  • Cuba Bombings

    The Cuban government this week arrested a Salvadoran man in connection with a series of bombings that have rocked the Caribbean island’s crucial tourist industry. Earlier this month, bombs were planted at three Havana hotels and a popular restaurant, killing an Italian tourist. Blasts earlier in the summer at the Hotel Capri and Hotel Nacional injured three others.

  • University of Texas

    In what campus police called one of the largest demonstrations in recent memory, thousands of University of Texas students this week protested racist remarks by a law school professor.

  • Nuclear Waste Dump

    The nuclear industry is facing another tough battle in Congress. The House of Representatives is now considering a bill to authorize the dumping of low level radioactive waste from nuclear reactors in Vermont and Maine to a site in West Texas. But opponents of the measure have launched a spirited campaign against the latest nuclear dump site.

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