- Newsmaker: The Beginning of the End for Mir - Unable to economically support both Soviet and international space stations, Russia is preparing a Mir burn-up in the Earth's atmosphere. Norman Thagard spent four months on the Mir as the first American aboard a Russian spacecraft. Though nostalgic, he shares the Russians eagerness to look to the future. Reporter's Notebook: Clinton Administration Leaves Its Mark - There's an APB out for the press secretary's flack jacket and all the W's have vanished from the White House computers. Was it good clean fun or are Clintonites guilty of the destruction of federal property? Lloyd Grove broke the story in his Washington Post "Reliable Source," column.
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