Monday, April 6, 1998

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  • Teacher Slapped with Slander Suit

    In the national phenomenon of slap suits, a giant nursing home company — Beverly Enterprises, Inc. — is suing an untenured labor professor for denouncing the company as a notorious violator of labor law.

  • Growing Opposition Stalls NATO Expansion

    A new report in The New York Times last week said that U.S. arms contractors have spent $51 million to get the Senate to approve NATO expansion — an amount of money that dwarfs the lobbying efforts of any other industry including tobacco.

  • Authorities Gave Orders for Salvadoran Rape and Murder

    After 17 years of silence, all four of the former national guardsman convicted of killing three American nuns and a lay worker in 1980 have said they acted only receiving their superiors.

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