Week of August 22, 1989
Biggest drug bust of them all - Soldiers and police raid the estates of cocaine
barons seizing aircraft, cars and cattle and bringing the number of people
arrested in three days to more than 11,000.
Black Panther founder
is shot three times in
the heard in the drug-plagued area of West Oakland, CA.
Colombia’s drug lords declare “total and absolute war” on the
country’s political and business leadership. Four new
bombings are blamed on the cartels as the government
intensifies their crackdown.
After 10 months, the defense rests in case in the McMartin
Pre-School molestation trial in California.
Holiday Inn is being sold to British firm Bass PLC for $2.23 billion.
In Nairobi - Gunmen ambush and ill British conservationist George Adamson,
best known for “Born Free.”
Sports - Charlie Hustle non-gratis - Baseball
Commissioner Bart Giamatti announces that
Cincinnati Reds Manager
is banned for
life for betting on his own team. He becomes the
person banned for life in baseball history and
the first since 1943. Rose denies the charge.
Nolan Ryan surpasses 5,000 career strikeouts - a
first in major league baseball. He did in a game
that saw the Texas Rangers whip the Oakland
Athletics 2-0. New tally - 5007 strikeouts.
Oddsmaker Jimmy The Greek is returning to television. He’ll handicap pro
football games this season for FNN’s sports network. He was fired by CBS 19
months ago for telling an interviewer blacks were better athletes than whites
because they were bred for strength during slavery.