University of Michigan - Michiganensian Yearbook (Ann Arbor, MI)

 - Class of 1996

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SUPER BOWL The Dallas Cowboysjoined the San Francisco 49ers as the only five-time winner of the Super Bowl when they defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17 in Super Bowl XXX. The game was held in Tempe, Ariz, and marked the third time in the last four years that the Cowboys had won the championship. Middle East peace process encounters roadblock The peace ac- cord signed in Sep- tember of 1995 be- tween the Palestine Liberation Organi- zation (PLO) and the state of Israel was intended to end violence in the Middle East and lay the foundation for a new Palestinian state in the West Bank. Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, one of the architects of the plan, was shot to death after a peace rally in Tel Aviv on 198 Retrospect BOMBING TRIAL Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the alleged mas- termind behind the World Trade Center Bomb- ing in 1994, received a life sentence from a federal judge. The other nine codefendants received 25 years to life sentences. The judge said that the plot to destroy several New York City landmarks could have caused " devastation on a scale not seen in this country since the Civil War. " CHECHEN SECESSION Russian President Boris Yeltsin ordered the Russian army, police, and security forces to attack the village of Pervomaiskoye where 300 Chechen rebels held more than 100 civilians hostage. Yeltsin claimed that over 82 people were freed in the operation, but the village was destroyed, and some of the terrorists escaped. DEATH Former French President Francois Mitterand passed away at the age o 79. Mitterand was the longest se ing president in French history. Hi won his first election in 1981 as Socialist and remained in office unti May, when a cancer diagnosis cause him to resign. photo courtesy of The Associated Press The Atlanta Journal-Constitution calculated how much a family of four would pay for a vacation to the 1 996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Ga. Tickets for a week of events would average $ 1 ,500; the family would pay $2,600 to stay six nights at a motel 100 miles from Atlanta; they would then rise before dawn to take a two-hour bus ride to the city where they would pay about $ 1 50 a day for food. The grand total for the trip: about $5,000. Nov. 4. Rabin had just conclude speech about the importan of peace in the West Bank a was about to get into his lim ousine when alleged assassi Yigal Amir shot the Prim Minister in the back and stom ach. Amir was believed to be right-wing extremist wh claimed the peace proce threatened Israel. Rabin ' s assassination w; the first in Israel ' s histor shocking leaders around th world. President Clinton fie to Tel Aviv for the Prim Minister ' s funeral and urg all parties to continue the pea process as a tribute to Rabi life and work. U-M studen held a memorial in the Diag commemorate his efforts. Shimon Peres took over tf position of Prime Minister Israel and continued to wo with Arafat to establish a las ing peace in the Middle Eas

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