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Thursday, May 28, 1998

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  • Pakistan Detonates Two Nuclear Bombs

    Risking an arms race with rival India, Pakistan exploded two nuclear devices today, two weeks after the New Delhi government undertook its own nuclear tests. In a statement that followed the testing, Pakistan said it was ready to adapt a nuclear warhead to its newly tested long range Ghauri missile. Pakistan tested the missile April 6, a missile that is capable of traveling 900 miles and hitting most targets in India.

  • Drug Policy Lead to Senior Citizen Evictions

    The Clinton administration vowed to drive drug dealers from public housing, but tenants and senior rights advocates say innocent senior citizens are being evicted along with the criminals. Elderly tenants nationwide are getting eviction notices because household members or visitors have gotten arrested, usually on drug charges. Under an executive order issued by President Clinton in 1996, that is all the justification a public housing agency needs to evict.

  • South Carolina Students Protest Indigo Girl Ban

    There is a controversy brewing in South Carolina. Here is how the New York Times put it yesterday — Girl Power is Squelched. The most controversial music group in the country this month was not a gangster rap or shock rock band, but the Indigo Girls, the politically and ecologically minded Grammy winning female guitar duo. A spokeswoman for the band’s label, Epic, said no one was more surprised than the Indigo Girls themselves when three of five performances on a tour of high schools this spring were canceled by school administrators.