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This edition was generated on Mon Aug 31 08:45:01 EDT 1998

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General News Update
Sports News Update
Business News Update
Miscellaneous Daily Information
Boston Area Weather

General News Update

Yahoo! Reuters Headlines-General News:

  Duma to reject PM, Kremlin warns of unrest
Russia's Communist-led parliament was set to reject President Boris Yeltsin's choice of prime minister on Monday, prolonging uncertainty over an economic and political crisis that has poisoned world markets.

Clinton leaving U.S. media glare for Moscow
President Clinton on Monday leaves behind intense media scrutiny of his affair with Monica Lewinsky and heads to Moscow where Russian President Boris Yeltsin is trying to stave off economic disaster.

Chaos in Russia before Yeltsin-Clinton summit
Russia's fast-moving political and economic crisis on Monday overshadowed chaotic preparations for Tuesday's summit between President Boris Yeltsin and U.S. President Bill Clinton.

N.Korea launches missile, Japan warns of response
North Korea on Monday test-fired a ballistic missile into the waters that divide the Korean peninsula from Japan, prompting Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi to warn that Japan was considering unspecified steps in response.

Restraint marks anniversary of Diana's death
Britain's royal family gathered briefly in a quiet Scottish church on Monday to mark the anniversary of the death of Princess Diana, setting the tone for a day of restrained emotion around a nation becoming weary of the enduring legend of the People's Princess.

U S West, union reach pact to end strike
U S West Inc. and union workers said they agreed late Sunday on a tentative three-year labor contract, ending a 15-day-old strike at the regional Bell telephone company.

Northwest Airlines' costs mount in pilots' strike
Costs mounted at Northwest Airlines Corp. as a strike by about 6,200 pilots went to a second day with no negotiations in sight.

IRA tells group behind Omagh bomb to disband
The outlawed Irish Republican Army (IRA) on Monday warned renegades responsible for Northern Ireland's worst guerrilla atrocity to disband.

McGwire, Sosa's last month of Home Run derby
The Year of the Home Run is boiling down to one last month of pressure-packed hardball as Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa zero in on Roger Maris's 37-year-old standard for most homers in a season.

Runaway balloon drifts into Russia from Norway
A rogue weather balloon from Canada drifted into Russian air space from Norway on Monday in spite of efforts by planes from three countries to shoot it down, Norwegian aviation authorities said.

Sports News

Yahoo! Reuters Headlines-Sports:

  McGwire's 55th beats Braves
Mark McGwire hit his 55th home run to regain the major-league lead from Sammy Sosa and lift the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-7 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.

Griffey hits 2 as Mariners bomb Yanks
The Seattle Mariners were the Bronx Bombers on Sunday as Ken Griffey Jr. hit his American League-leading 46th and 47th home runs in a 13-3 drubbing of the New York Yankees.

USC beats Purdue in Pigskin Classic
Chad Morton scored on a 98-yard kickoff return and a 13-yard run as Paul Hackett became the first Southern California coach in 47 years to win his debut, a 27-17 triumph over Purdue on Sunday in the ninth Pigskin Classic and the season opener for both schools.

Duval wins World Series of Golf
David Duval became the second player in PGA Tour history to record more than $2 million in annual winnings with a two-stroke victory at the 37th and final World Series of Golf on Sunday.

Korea's Pearl Sinn Wins LPGA Rail Classic
Korea's Pearl Sinn chipped in for birdie at the 18th hole and sweated out Michele Redman's final three holes to capture her first career win at the hotly contested $700,000 LPGA State Farm Rail Classic in Springfield, Illinois.

Sampras, Hingis headline first day at U.S. Open
Top seeds Pete Sampras of the United States and defending champion Martina Hingis of Switzerland highlight Monday's opening-round play at the $14 million U.S. Open Tennis Championships in New York.

Chang beats Haarhuis in Brookline
Fourth-seeded American Michael Chang heads into the U.S. Open after claiming his first title in more than a year on Sunday, the $315,000 MFS Pro Championships.

Packers trade Joyner, Bears drop Mirer
The Green Bay Packers made some surprise moves to open up salary cap room for star running back Dorsey Levens and the Chicago Bears released quarterback Rick Mirer Sunday as NFL teams cut their rosters to the mandatory 53-player limit.

Vikings waive Larry Brown with injury settlement
Veteran cornerback Larry Brown, who has struggled since he was the surprise MVP of Super Bowl XXX, was released Sunday by the Minnesota Vikings with an injury settlement.

Gordon wins at Loudon
Pole-sitter Jeff Gordon started a new streak Sunday, roaring past Mark Martin to win the NASCAR Winston Cup CMT 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon.

Business News

Yahoo! Reuters Headlines-Business:

  Wall St. set to open higher, more zig-zagging seen
U.S. stocks were set to open higher Monday following a week of record point declines, but more volatility is expected amid the global financial crisis and questions about whether Wall Street's bull market is ending.

Clinton team heads into Russian economic vacuum
U.S. President Bill Clinton and members of his economic team head to Moscow on Monday not knowing who is in charge of the economy, who they will meet and what to expect from Moscow's stop-and-start market reforms.

U S West, union reach pact to end strike
U S West Inc. and union workers said they agreed late Sunday on a tentative three-year labor contract, ending a 15-day-old strike at the regional Bell telephone company.

Northwest Airlines' costs mount in pilots' strike
Costs are mounting at Northwest Airlines Corp. as a strike by about 6,200 pilots enters a third day with no negotiations in sight.

DoubleClick to sell business ads in U S West region
U S West's online yellow pages unit and Internet advertising network DoubleClick Inc. unveiled a deal Monday to promote Web advertising to small- and medium-size businesses in U S West's 14-state service region.

Microsoft requests Netscape messages-WSJ
Microsoft Corp. has demanded ``flame mail'' messages from Netscape Communications Corp. in a bid to scorch its competitor in next month's antitrust trial, the Wall Street Journal said Monday.

Experts: World tourism seen stagnant until 2000
The global tourism market is unlikely to recover until 2000 from the combined effects of the Asian economic crisis, the collapse of the Russian rouble, the stock market slump and new concerns about U.S-targeted terrorism, according to a leading tourism group.

Airline linkups promise more choices, more confusion
The bedeviling array of credit card offerings and long-distance promotions promising points for free airline tickets is getting more complicated.

Honda Accord 1999 price up less than one percent
Honda Motor Co. Ltd. said that the retail price of the best selling Accord will increase an average of 0.8 percent, or $175, on a sales- weighted basis in the 1999 model year.

Asia insurer mergers all talk, no action
Speculation is rife that Asia's insurance market is set to see a flood of merger and acquisition deals as a year-long economic crisis intensifies competitions.

Daily Comics

Daryl Cagle's TRUE Cartoons

Thanks to Daryl for offering his cartoon for my paper :). -Aaron

Miscellaneous Daily Stuff

Lateshow Top Ten List

From the Home Office in Wahoo, Nebraska,
it's the Top Ten List for August 28, 1998
as presented by Senior Citizens from Miami

Top Ten Good Things About Being a Senior Citizen
10. The three Ms: Mahjong, Metamucil, and Matlock!
9. When you're on a Carnival Cruise and Kathie Lee starts singing, you can turn off your hearing aid
8. Instead of tipping waiters, I just tell them they can have my car when I die
7. It's easy to annoy young people. Step one: get in car. Step two: turn on blinker. Step three: leave it on for 50 miles
6. The early-bird special at Hooters
5. You can say whatever the hell pops into your mind. Waffles!
4. Once you hit 70, you start to look damn good in polyester!
3. My new bridge partner: Bob Dole
2. Social Security will be bankrupt in 50 years and guess what -- we don't care!
1. You're lookin' at a guy who's nailed all the Golden Girls

Quotes of the Day

Vice President Dan Quayle, 9/18/90:
"Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children."
Carlos A. Urbizo:
"Stoop and you'll be stepped on; stand tall and you'll be shot at."
Paul Johnson:
"The word 'meaningful' when used today is nearly always meaningless."
Artemus Ward:
"Why is this thus? What is the reason for this thusness?"

Boston Area Weather
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