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Wednesday, April 1, 1998

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  • Bella Abzug Dead at 77

    Bella Abzug, the pioneering women’s activist and lifelong fighter for social justice, died in a New York hospital yesterday. She died of complications following heart surgery. She was 77-years-old.

  • Clinton Lands in Senegal

    President Abdou Diouf of Senegal greeted President Clinton today in the Senagalese capital of Dakar on the last leg of his 12-day Africa trip.

  • Prisoners and Free Speech

    Last month’s hunger strike by prisoners on Pennsylvania’s death row once again dramatically highlighted the tight grip that prison administrators have on information coming out of the nation’s growing prison system. Despite repeated efforts, media were not permitted to talk to the death row prisoners on hunger strike and instead had to rely on second hand accounts of what was going on.