Jack Kevorkian, the physician who assisted
in suicides for the terminally ill, was
convicted of second-degree murder and
delivery of a controlled substance.
After deliberating for more than 12 hours,
the jury rejected Kevorkian's arguments
that his intent was not to murder Thomas
Youk, 52, who suffered from Lou Gehrig's
disease, a fatal illness. He said he acted to
ease the suffereing of Youk, who was
confined to a wheelchair and had
difficulty breathing and eating.
The 70-year-old retired pathologist, also
known as Dr. Death, served as his own
lawyer during the trial.
He could face up to life in prison.
Kevorkian's defense was hurt when the
judge ruled that he could not call as
witnesses Youk's widow and brother. He
rested his defense without calling a single
witness, and elected not to testify.
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After almost a year of trying to stay out of the
public spotlight, Monica Lewinsky, the White
House intern who almost took down
President Clinton, spoke publicly in an
interview with Barbara Walters
for the first time.
Lewinsky was not under oath during the
interview broadcast on ABC's 20/20, which
kicked off a series of television and magazine
interviews for her. ABC said it did not pay
for its sessions with Lewinsky.
ABC expected to draw such a large audience
that it charged more than four times the
normal rate for advertisements. The broadcast
was timed to coincide with the release of
Lewinsky's biography, Monica's Story, written
by British author Andrew Morton, who also
wrote the biography of Princess Diana.
Lewinsky told Walters, "I felt like a piece of
trash. I felt dirty and I felt used and I was
disappointed." When asked if she thought
Clinton felt remorse, she said, "When I think
of the person that I now see is 100 percent
politician, I think he's sorry he got caught."
White House officials said Clinton did not
watch the interview and no one taped it
for him to see later.
Many Americans had never heard of Kosovo
before President Bill Clinton bombed the
province, much less understood why we
were waging war.
Fighting began when the largely ethnic
Albananian province sought independence
from Serbia, one of two republics that make
up The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The
other republic is Montenegro. Serbian
Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic
tried to ethnically cleanse the
Albanians out of Kosovo.
In a television statement, Clinton urged
Americans to take out a map and find the
European province. He also laid out three
chief goals for the air war against Yugoslavia:
to demonstrate NATO's resolve to act against
aggression, to punish Milosevic for his attacks
in Kosovo and to weaken his army's ability to
fight Albanian insurgents and kill civilians.
Clinton urged the importance of stopping
Milosevic before the fighting engulfed
neighboring countries, such as Mecedonia,
which has a large Albanian minority,
Greece and even Turkey.
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Stanley Kubrick, creator of "A
Clockwork Orange," died in his
home in Britian at 70.
A 2-year-old died in Houston
when an air bag deployed.
Baseball sports legend Joe
DiMaggio died at 84.
Gwenyth Paltrow won best
actress for her performance in
"Shakespeare in Love" at the
The U.S. disagreed with a
European Organization to let
Palestinians declare their own
state in May.
The U.S. sold Israel 50 fighter
planes worth $2 billion dollars.
Terry Nichols, 43, a conspirator in
the Oklahoma City bombing, was
charged with first-degree murder
and could face the death penalty.
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