Thursday, September 23, 1999

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  • Anti-Milosevic Protests

    A Turkish peacekeeper was killed and five German soldiers were injured in two separate incidents involving unexploded ordinances in southwest Kosovo.

  • Tensions Rise in East Timor, As Indonesia Announces End of Martial Law

    Indonesian ruler BJ Habibie said today that Indonesia will end martial law in East Timor immediately and will hand over security there to the multinational force as soon as possible. There are reports that Indonesia’s military commander in East Timor could leave with his forces by the weekend.

  • Multi Seat Congressional Districts Debated in Congress

    Today, the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution will hold a hearing on the States’ Choice of Voting Systems Act, also known as HR 1173. HR 1173 would allow states to elect their U.S. House members in multi-seat districts- districts with more than one representative-as was done by most states in the 1790s and by some states as recently as 1968.

  • Latinos Boycott Network Television

    Latino groups this week are staging a boycott–which they call a "brownout" — against the major broadcast networks, which they say lack diversity and ethnic sensitivity in their programming.

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