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Thursday, July 15, 1999

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  • Northern Ireland

    Northern Ireland’s major Protestant party refused today to nominate ministers for the new provincial administration, a long-delayed decision that threw years of peacemaking efforts into disarray.

  • Yugoslavia Citizens Urge Millosevic to Resign

    Pressure is mounting on Yugoslavia’s leader to resign. Five thousand people gathered in a northern Serbian town yesterday to demand that the government of President Slobodan Milosevic step down. Government supporters hurled eggs at opposition leaders, but police separated the two groups.

  • Absent From Next TV Season: Faces of Color

    Television networks are already busy announcing their fall line-up. And of the 26 new television shows that will air on the major networks in the Fall, not one will star an African American actor. Blacks, along with Latino and Asian-Americans, will have almost no secondary roles as well.

  • Chris Lee Speech at Asian American Journalists Association

    Last week, Christopher Lee, the pioneering Asian American film producer and former head of production, gave a speech at the annual meeting of the Asian American Journalists Association, part of the Unity 99 Conference in Seattle. He is known for producing successful films such as the Oscar award-winning Philadelphia, The Fisher King, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Jerry Maguire, and the remake of Godzilla.