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Wednesday, November 18, 1998

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  • Update From Baghdad

    United Nations weapons inspectors resumed their monitoring today of suspected arms sites in Iraq. It is likely that at first the inspectors will limit their visits to sites where they have already installed cameras and sensors for long-term monitoring. The real challenge will come in the next few weeks, when inspectors begin their surprise checks on sites where they suspect Iraq has been hiding materials for weapons of mass destruction. The inspectors returned to Baghdad yesterday after Iraqi President Sadam Hussein promised them unimpeded access to suspected weapons sites.

  • Speech By Death Row Counselor, Dead Man Walking Author, Sister Pregean

    Eight executions are scheduled this week in the United States. On execution nights, prisons go into a ritualistic mode known as an "execution protocol." The condemned are offered a last meal, the execution equipment is tested, often within sight or hearing of the prisoner, and an ambulance with its lights off waits close by the execution chamber.