Friday, September 5, 1997

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  • Campaign Finance Abuse Hearings

    The campaign finance abuse hearings resumed yesterday. The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee headed by Tennessee Republican Senator Fred Thompson heard testimony from 3 Buddhist nuns involved in the Hsi Lai Temple fundraiser in Hacienda Heights California. Their heads shaved and wearing cinnamon colored robes, the nuns talked about throwing away lists of fundraiser participants, reimbursing contributors and one nun explained how she donated $5000.

  • Bounty Hunters

    It’s hard to hear about any news outside the death of the Princess Diana, but last Sunday morning in Phoenix, Arizona, at least five men wearing ski masks raided a house, held children and their parents at gunpoint. They then killed another couple, Chris Foote and Spring Wright, who were living there.

  • Wall Street and Public Education

    As kids head back to school around the country, parents, teachers and business people are watching closely. Today Democracy Now! takes a look at the school reform movement, charter schools and why Wall Street sees the potential for a profitable global industry.

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