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Thursday, January 13, 2000


(This is) an extreme and radical proposal that is not justified by anything in the case and doesn't reflect the reality of the competitive industry.

Microsoft spokesmanMark Murray, on reports that U.S. Justice Department lawyers have proposed splitting up Microsoft Corp. as a remedy for the company's alleged stifling of competition.


today's events

  • The Center for Science in the Public Interest holds a news conference in Washington to discuss tainted food, miscarriages and birth defects.

  • Togo marks Liberation Day

  • U.S. President Bill Clinton is expected to participate in the Rev. Jesse Jackson's third Wall Street conference in New York.

  • A hearing is expected in Michigan for 13-year-old Nathaniel Abraham, believed to be one of the youngest people convicted of murder in the United States.

on the horizon

  • On Friday, January 14, a hearing is expected on the restraining order preventing the eviction of homeless people who refuse to work and who are living in New York City shelters.

  • On Saturday, January 15, six Republican candidates are scheduled to participate in a debate in Iowa.

  • On Sunday, January 16, runoff presidential elections are expected to be held in Chile.

  • On Monday, January 17, the United States observes the birthday of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • On Tuesday, January 18, arraignment is scheduled in Los Angeles for white supremacist Buford Furrow Junior, who is charged in the race-motivated shooting of a Filipino-American postman.


To learn more about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. click here.


  • Actor Robert Stack is 81.
  • Golfer Sharon Miller is 59.
  • Baseball pitcher Bob Forsch is 50.
  • Actress Sharon Gabet is 50.

on this day

  • In 1733, James Edward Oglethorpe arrived at Charleston, South Carolina, with a group of 116 colonists to settle the British territory of Georgia.

  • In 1842, during the first British-Afghan War, nearly 9,000 British troops retreating from Kabul were killed by Afghan forces despite a promise by the Afghans of safe passage during the troops' withdrawal from the Afghan capital.

  • In 1898, French novelist Emile Zola published "J'Accuse," an open letter to France's president that accused the country of bowing to pressure from the military to perpetuate a coverup in the treason case against French officer Alfred Dreyfus.

  • In 1992, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer pled guilty but insane in 15 of 17 murders of men and boys.

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