June 25, 1995 – “News You Can Use Week”.
So the world rolled in a rather skewed fashion, this week ending on June 25th in 1995.
Starting with news from the Base Closure and Realignment Commission that it had voted to close 90 Military bases, but keep 43 others from being closed. It was up to Congress now.
Speaking of Congress – a fight was gearing up over the Balanced Budget Amendment. The Republicans wanted it balanced in seven years and President Clinton wanted it in ten. Grumblings and veto threats ensued.
The National 55 mph Speed Limit law raced off into the sunset, just in time for Summer vacation.
The name Dr. Henry Foster as Surgeon General nominee was being bandied about again, and another big fight was anticipated, with some threatening the F-word (Filibuster).
Newt Gingrich was stumping for Family Values again, while sister Candace Gingrich served as Grand Marshall for the annual Gay Rights Parade in San Francisco. Speaking of Gay Rights – Boston ruled a Gay Group had no right to march in the Annual St. Patricks Day Parade.
The Southern Baptist Convention voted to officially apologize for its racist past. The Air Force was accused of whitewashing crash reports. The Attorney General disclosed that violent acts among America’s Youth had skyrocketed in recent months.
The OJ Simpson trial continued – this time the kerfuffle was over shoes and gloves and Bloomingdales.
Haiti was going to the Polls. The siege of Sarajevo was continuing with calls for the U.S. and UN to get out. The L.A. Raiders were about to become The Oakland Raiders again. The U.S. was poised to place a 100% tariff on Japanese Luxury cars if Japan didn’t loosen up. Baseball legend Mickey Mantle was having complications over a liver transplant. Polio Vaccine pioneer Dr. Jonas Salk passed away at 80.
And the first week of Summer saw most of the country soaked in a sea of perspiration, thanks to a roaring heat wave.
And somebody else just had to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel again.
All that, and way too much more, for this week ending June 25th, 1995 as told to the world on ABC Radio’s World News This Week.
~ by gordonskene on June 25, 2012.
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