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Tuesday, December 14, 1999

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  • Update On the Congo and Sierra Leone

    In the African nation of the Congo, a rebel group has lost a northwestern town to President Laurent Kabila’s troops and will now tighten ranks with two other rebel factions to try to prevent further defeats, a rebel leader said yesterday.

  • U.S. Hands Over Panama Canal

    In a ceremony attended by several heads of state but with the noted absence of President Clinton, the United States today initiates the hand-over of the Panama Canal after a century-long presence in Panama.

  • Julia Butterfly’s Crusade for the Redwoods

    On December 10th, 1997, 23-year old preacher’s daughter climbed 180 feet into the branches of an old growth redwood tree, determined to save it from a chain saw.