Wednesday, July 7, 1999

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  • Reporter Covering Environmental Protest Arrested in Colorado

    A reporter covering an environmental protest in Vail, Colorado, was arrested yesterday after he refused to leave the area where police were arresting demonstrators.

  • Jeb Bush’s First Two Executions As Governor of Florida

    As George W. Bush continues on his presidential campaign trail with a platform of being tough on crime, his brother Jeb Bush, the Governor of Florida, is also in the national spotlight–most recently when his wife, Columba, was fined several thousand dollars for failing to declare $19,000 in clothes and jewelry she bought in a Paris shopping spree to U.S. Customs.

  • Feminist Historian Blanche Wiesen Cook On Eleanor Roosevelt

    First Lady Hillary Clinton filed yesterday with the Federal Election Commission to form an exploratory committee for a Senate race in New York, taking the formal step toward being the first wife of a sitting president to be running for office.

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