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Tuesday, February 16, 1999

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  • American Airlines Sick-Out

    Most pilots with American Airlines have returned to work after a 10-day massive sick-out to protest the two-tiered pay scale imposed by the airline after it bought Reno Air, a smaller airline. After canceling 12% of its flights yesterday, American announced that it expected to fly nearly all of its scheduled flights today.

  • Violent Crime and Native Americans

    A study released over the weekend by the Justice Department says that American Indians are the victims of violent crime at a rate of more than twice the national average. The study also found that Native Americans, unlike other groups, are most likely to be the victims of violent crimes committed by members of a race other than their own.

  • Kurdish Rebel Leader Arrested

    Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan’s international quest for asylum ended today after Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit announced that the Kurdish independence leader had been taken to Turkey to face justice. In a statement soon after Ocalan’s arrival in Turkey, Ecevit said: "We had promised that the state would catch him, we have kept our promise. He will pay the price of his accounts to the independent Turkish courts." Ocalan faces charges of treason and terrorism, and faces the death penalty in convicted.