Wednesday, January 12, 2000

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  • Britain Considers Releasing Augusto Pinochet

    Human rights groups around the world have condemned British Home Secretary Jack Straw’s preliminary decision that former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet is too ill to stand trial on torture charges in Spain.

  • AOL/Time-Warner Merger

    On Monday, the largest corporate marriage in U.S. history was announced, as Internet giant America Online announced its merger with entertainment powerhouse Time Warner. The new company would be worth about $350 billion. Some business analysts hail this as a brilliant move that will allow the two companies to build on their strengths, and bring more choices in entertainment, shopping and news into the home.

  • Oregon Town Considers Changing Name to Half.Com

    As the AOL-Time merger has many talking about the growing influence of the Internet on American society, a small town in Oregon is experiencing this firsthand.

  • The Flu Frenzy: Are Drug Companies Are Spreading Hype On This Season’s Influenza?

    This year’s flu season may seem to many of us as particularly harsh, judging by the media coverage of flooded hospitals, health officials’ warnings and interviews with afflicted individuals. But has it really been any worse than any other year?

  • Granny D Walks Through U.S. Calling for Campaign Finance Reform

    Doris Haddock, an 89 year-old woman known to her great grandchildren as "Granny D," is walking across America from California to Washington, D. C. She left Los Angeles on Jan. 1, 1999, and walks ten miles per day. Her goal is to show Members of Congress that people care about campaign finance reform by walking in spite of her arthritis and emphysema, and by talking to as many people as she can along her way. She hopes that her effort will encourage people to contact their representatives and demand campaign finance reform.

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