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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1999 - World News. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 19, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5219/show/5075.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1999 - World News. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5219/show/5075

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Title Houstonian 1999
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  • Students of the University of Houston
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Title World News
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript THIRTEENTH TWENTY-THIRD Houstonians filled the streets of downtown to honor astronaut John Glenn in a parade after his return from space. The 77- year-old rode in the back seat of an open 1927 Rolls-Royce touring car with his wife, Annie, and Mayor Lee Brown. Police stuck more closely to Glenn after a young woman approached the car and tried to kiss him. The Glenn car followed six vintage Thunderbird convertibles carrying the other shuttle Discovery crew members. Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth in 1962 on the shuttle Mercury. The U.S. senator's second trip to space has launched an interest in Americans of all ages. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., announced that he would not seek re-election to the speakership and will abandon his seat in the House before his term ended. He said that he has given no thought to a run for the presidency but wanted to stay "an active citizen in public life." Gingrich played a major role in the 1994 GOP takeover of the Congress by promoting the Contract With America. Republican National Committee Chairman Jim Nicholson said Gingrich "has been a visionary figure in our party, one who has transformed politics and reshaped the political debate in a remarkably short time." Louisiana Congressman Bob Livingston was set to replace Gingrich as speaker. Seven months after a hung jury forced a mistrial, two former Houston political figures were found guilty of taking bribes in a sting set up by the FBI. Former City Councilman Ben Reyes was convicted on four counts of bribery and one count of mail fraud and conspiracy. Former Port Commissioner Betti Maldonado was found guilty of two bribery counts and conspiracy. Reyes could be sentenced to as many as 50 years in prison, Ms. Maldonado could get 25 years. Jurors heard Reyes brag on tape about getting rich from buying off civic leaders and watched a video of Maldonado nervously handing an envelope supposedly containing $3,000 to Councilman John Castillo, who faces retrial next year with codefendants Councilman Michael Yarbrough and former Councilman John Peavy Jr. # timeline Twenty-two hours of taped conversations between Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp were released to the media, and the world got to hear Lewinsky's voice for the first time. • President Clinton agreed to pay Paula Jones $850,000 to drop her sexual harassment lawsuit with no apology or admission of guilt, ending the 4-year legal battle that spurred the impeachment proceedings against him. •Impeachment hearings against the President began in the House of Representatives. •Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, 82, got a reprieve from extradition for killing Spanish citizens during his 17-year reign. The British court ruled Pinochet could not be held in London and may return to Chile with immunity. • The University of Texas will reopen its tower in May after more that 25 years. It was sealed after a man opened fire from the tower, killing 16 people and wounding 31 others. • The Democrats swept the seats in Congress during the elections. ELEVENTH 136- WORLD NEWS NOVEMBER 137