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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. July 22, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5219/show/5079.

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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/5079

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Transcript THIRTEENTH TWENTY-THIRD The City of Big Shoulders needed a shoulder to cry on Jan. 13. Michael Jordan, who redefined basketball with his gravity-defying moves and intense will to win, officially announced his retirement from the National Basketball Association. The reason, Jordan said, was simple. There were no more worlds to conquer, no challenges he has not already met during his 13 years with the NBA's Chicago Bulls. So it was time to move on. And time for the league to move on. "I don't feel I have a challenge," Jordan said. "Physically I feel great. I know from a career standpoint I've accomplished everything I could as an individual. Right now, I don't have the mental challenges that I've had in the past to proceed as a basketball player. I'm pretty sure people will say, 'Well, there's a lot of different challenges that could evolve."' There was none of the tear-stained emotion that some expected, which may rank among the 35-year-old Jordan's most impressive career accomplishments. "It's sad that I'm leaving the game, but it's happy because my life is starting to go into a whole other stage. Basketball for me was the first stage; it got me to this point in my life. I knew it had to end," said Jordan. He walked away and said he has no intention of looking back. Instead, Jordan said he will devote himself to being a father to his three children, Jeffrey, Marcus and Jasmine. Elizabeth Dole resigned as head of the American Red Cross saying she might seek the 2000 Republican presidential nomination. "I still think she is considering whether to do it, but if she does, a lot of us are willing to rally to help her become president," said Cindy Williams, who worked with Dole at the American Red Cross and served as her chief of staff during Bob Dole's presidential campaign. Elizabeth Dole did not grant any interviews, but has talked with potential contributors as well as to possible campaign staffers.She agreed to be keynote speaker in New Hampshire, site of the first state primary in 2000.Craig Shirley, a Republican political consultant who worked on the White House bids of Ronald Reagan, George Bush and Bob Dole, said he figures Mrs. Dole is assessing her chances by first checking with people she and her husband know. Dole, 62, would be only the second woman to ever seek the Republican presidential nomination, the first being Sen. Margaret Chase Smith of Maine in 1964. In 1972, Rep. Shirley Chisholm, a New York Democrat, became the first African-American woman to run for president. Like Smith, she didn't receive many votes. Polls show Elizabeth Dole and Texas Gov. George W Bush, son of former President George Bush, as front-runners for the 2000 Republican nomination, far ahead of a pack of contenders. ELEVENTH Addressing the largest crowd of his visit to the United States, Pope John Paul II lashed out against abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide, declaring the "dignity of human life must never be taken away, even in the case of someone who has done great evil." He repeated his Christmas Day appeal for a worldwide ban on the death penalty, saying capital punishment is ^^^ "both cruel and unnecessary." John Paul has intervened in several death penalty cases in the U.S., but his words had a particular relevance in St. Louis. The Pope's spokesman, Joaquin Navarro-Valls, called a "mockery" of the Missouri Supreme Court's postponement of an execution that was to have taken place while John Paul was visiting. Twelve days before the Pope arrived, a convicted murdered was put to death by injection in the Potosi, Mo., prison. He drew sustained applause when he appealed to Catholics who have drifted away from the church to return, although he acknowledged some face obstacles to full participation, a reference to divorced and remarried Catholics. On a pilgrimage that began in Mexico, Pope John Paul rallied his flock against a "culture of death" as the church headed into a new millennium. "Viva il Papa!" - Italian for "five the Pope!" - rang out from a man in the crowd in St. Louis. Mass was beamed throughout the temporary cathedral while hundreds of priests and deacons were prepared to distribute communion. He urged his flock to put an end to all forms of racism, quoting the American bishops calling it "one of the most persistent and destructive evils of the nation." Worshippers filed through metal detectors into the dome, normally home of the St. Louis Rams, carrying rosaries and crucifixes. Many had waited hours in the early morning darkness, but l\ > U AA • IV even that didn t guaran- i tee a good seat for what the St. Louis Archdiocese called the largest indoor gathering ever in the U.S. "We're in the nose-bleed seats, but I figure that meant we're closer to heaven," said Carol Houska of south St. Louis County. Pope John Paul was welcomed by a crowd of 20,000 young people, whom he warned against drifting into a world "filled with darkness" and rife with violence, drugs and easy sex. During previous visits to the U.S. the Pope spoke-out against American materialism and consumerism. Later, during a private 20- minute meeting between Clinton and the Pope, abortion only "came up in passing" and the Monica Lewinsky affair not at all. timeline President Clinton gives his State of the Union address stating his plans to save social security. Baseball legend Nolan Ryan makes it into the Baseball's Hall of Fame. A Louisiana woman dies during the New Year's Eve Bash in downtown Houston after a light fixture that wasn't properly attached fell on her. Five babies were found abandoned in a span of five weeks in Houston. An investigation began in the accusation of Salt Lake City officials bribing Olympic officials with money and prostitutes for choosing their city for the next site of the Olympic events. 144. WORLD NEWS January 145