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Friday, November 14, 1997

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  • "We know that some individuals who have taken these diet medications have heart valves that are thick and don't function properly. They can cause the heart to perform poorly over time and become weaker over time."

    -- Dr. Michael Friedman, acting commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

    Today's events

  • Voters in Morocco are to cast their ballots in parliamentary elections.

  • La Francophonie, the international summit of countries which share the French language, begins in Hanoi, Vietnam.

  • Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov arrives in Tokyo for talks with Foreign Minister Keizo Obuchi.

  • Thomas Foley, the U.S. ambassador to Japan, is expected to arrive in Tokyo.

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    On the horizon

  • On Saturday, November 15, Greenpeace is to hold a conference on nuclear waste dumps along Texas-Mexico border.

  • On Sunday, November 16, a special synod of Roman Catholic bishops from North and South America is to take place in Vatican City.

  • On Monday, November 17, Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski is scheduled to visit China.

  • On Tuesday, November 18, the trial of two Palestinians, a Libyan and two Germans charged in connection with the 1986 bomb attack in the West Berlin discotheque that killed two U.S. soldiers and a Turkish woman, is to open in Berlin.

  • On Wednesday, November 19, Britain's Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh attend a lunch given by the Lord Mayor of London to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

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    On this day

  • In 1889, newspaper reporter Nellie Bly set off on her quest to voyage around the world in less then 80 days.

  • In 1988, the sitcom "Murphy Brown" premiered, starring Candice Bergen as a newswoman.

  • In 1969, Apollo 12, the second manned lunar expedition, was launched.

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    From the X-Files to Alien: Resurrection, something seems to really be out there. Click on through to Paraweb for phychic phenomena, conspiracy theories, and everything else remotely paranormal.


    Holidays and more

  • The British Virgin Islands marks the birthday of the Heir to the Throne.

  • It's Readjustment Day in Guinea-Bissau.

  • Iran celebrates the Prophet's Mission.

  • Jordan celebrates the birthday of King Hussein.

  • It's II Full Moon Poya Day in Sri Lanka.

  • Union of Myanmar marks Tazaungdaing Day.

  • Former U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali is 75.

  • Charles, the Prince of Wales, is 49.

  • Former basketball player Jack Wayne Sikma is 42.

  • Actor Don Stewart is 62.

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    Sources: Associated Press,
    Chase's Calendar of Events 1997, J.P. Morgan

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