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Monday, September 13, 1999

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  • East Timor

    East Timorese resistance leader Jose Ramos-Horta said after meeting US President Bill Clinton in Auckland, New Zealand today that he hoped emergency relief airdrops would begin within twenty-four hours over the troubled territory. [includes rush transcript]

  • Juvenile Justice

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the juvenile court system in the United States, a system originally designed to rehabilitate and give at-risk children a second chance.

  • Attica 28th Anniversary

    In 1971, the prisoners at the state prison in Attica, New York-protesting the conditions faced by inmates in that facility— seized 39 hostages and a quarter of the grounds. The end came four days later, twenty-eight years ago today, when New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller ordered state troopers and guards to storm the prison, killing 29 prisoners and 10 hostages.