The News in Brief

By David Mutch, Shelley Donald Coolidge, and Peter Nordahl | The Christian Science Monitor, October 1, 1995 | Go to article overview

The News in Brief


David Mutch, Shelley Donald Coolidge, and Peter Nordahl, The Christian Science Monitor


The US

The FBI is investigating the possibility of sabotage after an Amtrak train carrying 267 people derailed yesterday in a remote desert area in Hyder, Ariz. At least one person was killed and more than 100 were injured when the train derailed at about 1:30 a.m. 50 to 60 miles southwest of Phoenix. At least three cars fell about 30 feet from a bridge over a dry stream bed. The train, the Sunset Limited, was bound for Los Angles from Miami. All 12 cars and two locomotives derailed.

The world economy is looking good and getting better all the time, said members of the IMF and World Bank, who met over the weekend in Washington at this year's annual meeting. The meetings were scheduled to continue yesterday with officials debating proposals aimed at addressing the debt problems of the world's poorest countries.

Hurricane Opal caused at least $1.8 billion in damage to insured property along Florida's Gulf coast, making it the nation's third-costliest storm. Opal, which blew ashore east of Pensacola Oct. 4, killed 19 people in four states. It destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses along a 120-mile stretch of the Florida Panhandle from Pensacola Beach to Mexico Beach. Power remained out for 41,000 customers in the Panhandle. Thousands more as far north as North Carolina were still blacked out.

Sen. Sam Nunn of Georgia announced yesterday he will not seek reelection. The four-term senator is perhaps the most prominent southern Democrat and the Senate's foremost authority on defense issues. He is the eighth Senate Democrat to announce retirement plans in 1996 compared with only one Republican. (Story, Page 1.)

Fifty-three percent of blacks and 77 percent of whites say the Simpson trial hurt race relations, according to a USA Today-CNN poll. The races are divided on their faith in the justice system, with 54 percent of blacks saying it is biased and 58 percent of whites saying it's not. Meanwhile, blacks and conservatives are urging President Clinton to take a more visible role in dealing with racial tension. Retired Gen.Colin Powell told BBC radio yesterday the Simpson trial revealed a racial chasm in America.

Republicans hope legislation allowing companies to make discretionary withdrawals from employees' pension plans will help cut the deficit by raising $9.5 billion in corporate taxes. The legislation would permit companies to withdraw surplus funds in their "defined benefit" pension plans as long as they left 25 percent more than needed to meet current liabilities. The withdrawn money could be used for any purpose and would be taxed at the normal corporate tax rate.

Gay activists and House Republican campaign strategists managed to find common ground at their first meeting on AIDS programs and corporate America's efforts to treat gay employees fairly. The activists from the Human Rights Campaign Fund ended up contributing $5,000 to Republican coffers. The Walt Disney Co. said it will offer health insurance to live-in partners of its gay and lesbian employees, as well as partners' dependent children.

Military records show that 169 US marines and sailors in Japan have been court-martialed for rape, child molestation, or other sex crimes since 1988, the Dayton Daily News reported. The newspaper's computer analysis of military records showed that bases in Japan had more sexual-assault trials of marines and sailors than any other location in the world. (Story, Page 1.)

Pope John Paul II was back in Rome yesterday after a five-day visit to the US. In final comments, the pope called on Americans to apply their religious convictions to political issues.

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch is likely to announce a further expansion of his global media group News Corp at the company's annual meeting today, analysts said. Possible announcements include an expansion at Fox Television or another venture with is partner MCI. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

The News in Brief
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.