In local elections held the same day, the BGPDUF won 98 of the 99 seats in the Benishangul-Gumuz parliament. The BGPDUF emerged from a 1996 conference led by the former Deputy Prime Minister Tamrat Layne.
Advertisements were run in British papers, soliciting extras who would take a lengthy cruise in the North Sea for free, but with the knowledge that the ship would actually seek out the worst possible weather, as the story demanded seas too rough for the lifeboats to be lowered, trapping the passengers on board.
Fass and his friends spent months on the air plotting a march on Chicago to coincide with the Democratic National Convention. They dubbed it the Festival of Life, in contrast to the Festival of Death, they felt the political power brokers were advancing in Vietnam.
At least 350,000 people participated. In some United States cities, including Washington, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Pittsburgh and Portland, Oregon, demonstrators blocked traffic in the city centers with the goal of shutting the cities down.
With the financial collapse of Texas during Reconstruction, the line failed. Fortunate in that it had been constructed using standard gauge, its track and rolling stock were purchased and reincorporated as the Galveston, Harrisburg, & San Antonio Railroad.
There were 3 yellow flag laps after Burton’s crash, and then the race was once red-flagged again due to more rain. Although it briefly looked as if the race would get back underway, the race was eventually called off due to the forecast of more rain and Michael Waltrip was declared as the winner.