1990s

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1990

ACC

ACC President: Dr. James Weber
Cost per Credit Hour (Residents/Non Residents): $53.10/$161.10
Faculty of the Year: Al Grohe
Classified Employee of the Year: Richard Hurrell
ACC Happenings and Events: 25th Anniversary. ACC is Littleton's largest employer with 1300 employees. Knights Basketball added. Bo Diddley plays on campus. Governor Romer speaks at graduation. John Ralph returned to ACC, a student during the first year of the College, he began a new degree program.

President of the U.S.

George H.W. Bush (January 20, 1989-January 20, 1993)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: Dances with Wolves
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: Another Day in Paradise, Phil Collins
Time Person of the Year: George H.W. Bush
Nobel Prize Literature: Octavio Paz, Mexico
Nobel Peace Prize: Mikhail Gorbachev, USSR
Tony Award (Musical/Play): City of Angels/Grapes of Wrath
Emmy Award: Murphy Brown, LA Law

News and Events

News-Littleton: Littleton celebrates its 100th year.
News-Colorado: The Colorado Convention Center opens in Denver.
News-U.S.: U.S. deploys combat aircraft to Persian Gulf to defend Saudi Arabia.
News-Global: Iraq invades Kuwait leading to the Gulf War. East and West Germany united after 45 years of separation

Sports

Sports: The Denver Broncos defeat the Cleveland Browns 37 to 21 to win the American Football Conference Championship. Two weeks later, the Broncos lose Super Bowl XXIV to the San Francisco 49ers 55 to 10.

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 386.20
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 3.80
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 5.60
Prime Rate (%): 10
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): -221,036,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 2633.66

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 35,942.60
U.S. Population: 249.62 million
Littleton: 33,685
Colorado Population: 3,294,394

Current Events

Technology/Science: Human Genome Project begins, World Wide Web introduced, Hubble space telescope launched.
Art: U.S. architects receive big contracts overseas, exporting U.S. designs to Europe and Asia, where many favor the American look.
Fashion: Fashion in the 1990s was characterized by minimalist styles, some of which were dubbed "anti-fashion". Nineties fashion was very casual and comfortable, and featured items such as flannel shirts and overalls. Retro clothing was popular in the 1990s, which led to minimalist takes on styles from previous decades, notably the 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Fashion inspired by sports clothing was also popular.

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Lincoln Town Car
Food: Cook's Magazine folds. Eating Well magazine begins publication. Campbell's Soup introduces Cream of Broccoli soup. It becomes their most successful new soup in 55 years. The first McDonald's restaurant in Moscow, Russia opens. Hershey sends 144,000 heat-resistant candy bars to soldiers in the Gulf War.
Toys: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


1991

ACC

ACC President: Dr. James Weber
Cost per Credit Hour (Residents/Non Residents): $55.80/$173.55
Faculty of the Year: Sally Kurtzman
Classified Employee of the Year: Gordon Woods
ACC Happenings and Events: Fire Academy begins. Governor bans all smoking in state buildings. Parking lot expanded. Hazel Miller sings at spring picnic.

President of the U.S.

George H.W. Bush (January 20, 1989-January 20, 1993)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: The Silence of the Lambs
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: Unforgettable, Natalie Cole with Nat King Cole
Time Person of the Year: Ted Turner
Nobel Prize Literature: Nadine Gordimer, South Africa
Nobel Peace Prize: Aung San Suu Kyl, Myanmar
Tony Award (Musical/Play): Will Rogers Follies/Lost in Yonkers
Emmy Award: Cheers, LA Law

News and Events

News-Littleton: March 9, Littleton marks 100 years of incorporation.
News-Colorado: Wellington Webb assumes office as the first African-American Mayor of the City and County of Denver.
News-U.S.: U.S. and allies wage war with Iraq. U.S. Supreme Court ends forced busing. U.S. Postal rates 29 cents
News-Global: Cold War ends as the USSR dissolves. The Church of England allows the ordination of women priests.

Sports

Sports: Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Magic Johnson discloses that he has the HIV virus that causes AIDS and retires as a player.

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 353.15
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 4.25
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 6.83
Prime Rate (%): 6.5
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): -269,238,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 3168.83

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 35,278.93
U.S. Population: 252.98 million

Current Events

Technology/Science: Carbon nanotube discovered
Art: Philanthropist Walter Annenberg makes a gift worth $1 billion to NYC's Metropolitan Museum, 50 Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works.
Fashion: Designers everywhere focused on the jacket as the key to contemporary dressing. Denim jackets and leather biker’s styles appealed to younger people. For the sophisticated woman, there were long, gently curved jackets. For women whose lives did not require formal dressing, including most students, T-shirts, sweat shirts, sweat pants, and jeans were the rule. Plaids made a strong fall fashion entry

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Chevrolet Caprice Classic LTZ
Food: Salsa sales overtakes ketchup sales for the first time. The University of Minnesota Fruit Breeding Program introduced the Honeycrisp apple. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups continue to be a worldwide favorite and the recipe is improved with three times the amount of peanuts.
Toys: Little Tikes Log Cabin


1992

ACC

ACC President: Dr. James Weber
Cost per Credit Hour (Residents/Non Residents): $59.55/$188.55
Faculty of the Year: Roland Ryan
Classified Employee of the Year: Mat Bjorge
ACC Happenings and Events: Dotsero plays on campus. Thomas Sutherland, ex Iranian hostage, speaks to campus.

President of the U.S.

George H.W. Bush (January 20, 1989-January 20, 1993)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: Unforgiven
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: Tears in Heaven, Eric Clapton
Time Person of the Year: Bill Clinton
Nobel Prize Literature: Derek Walcott, Saint Lucia
Nobel Peace Prize: Rigoberta Menchu, Guatemala
Tony Award (Musical/Play): Crazy for You/Dancing at Lughnasa
Emmy Award: Murphy Brown, Northern Exposure, Tonight Show

News and Events

News-Littleton: The Riverfront Festival Center plans to employ 4,000 over next ten years. The $365 million Centennial Downs Project is done. Housing for 6000 and jobs for another 1000 at the site of Centennial Racetrack.
News-Colorado: Voters approve Colorado Amendment 1 to the state constitution, also known as the Colorado Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR).
News-U.S.: TWA Airlines files bankruptcy. U.S. launches spacecraft to study Mars.
News-Global: Leaders of Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. sign the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Sports

Sports: Winter Olympics: Alberville, France. Summer Olympics: Barcelona, Spain

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 333.00
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 4.25
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 7.50
Prime Rate (%): 6
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): -290,321,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 3301.11

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 35,918.90
U.S. Population: 256.51 million

Current Events

Technology/Science: US launches the Mars Observer, an unmanned spacecraft designed to orbit and study Mars.
Art: Johnny Carson retires as host of NBC's The Tonight Show. Euro Disney opens near Paris.

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Cadillac Seville
Food: Electric bread machines are introduced. The Mall of America opened in Bloomington, Minnesota. It was the largest shopping mall in the U.S. M&M Mars introduces the DOVE Dark Chocolate Bar and DOVE Milk Chocolate Bar
Toys: Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Car


1993

ACC

ACC President: Dr. James Weber
Cost per Credit Hour (Residents/Non Residents): $64.05/$206.55
Faculty of the Year: Claire Rogers
Classified Employee of the Year: Al Renken
Administrator of the Year: Herm Jantzen, Sharon Wink
ACC Happenings and Events: New transfer agreement to Regis signed. Condom included in school paper to much controversy.

President of the U.S.

Bill Clinton (January 20, 1989 - January 20 2001)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: Schindler's List
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: I Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston
Time Person of the Year: The Peacemakers (Nelson Mandela, F.W. de Klerk, Yasir Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin
Nobel Prize Literature: Toni Morrison, U.S.
Nobel Peace Prize: F.W. de Klerk, Nelson Mandela, South Africa
Tony Award (Musical/Play): Kiss of the Spider Woman/Angels in America
Emmy Award: Seinfeld, Picket Fences, Saturday Night Live

News and Events

News-Colorado: Construction begins to directly connect the intersection of I-270 and I-76 with the intersection of I-25 and US 36.
News-U.S.: Branch Davidians standoff and fire in Waco, Texas, resulting in the deaths of 76 people including their leader, David Koresh. Blast injures hundreds in World Trade Center bombing in NYC. Law agents raid religious cult in Waco, Texas. Ruth Bader Ginsburg names to U.S. Supreme Court.

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 391.75
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 4.25
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 6.92
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): -255,051,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 3754.09

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 36,434.04
U.S. Population: 259.92 million

Current Events

Fashion: In 1993, there was a brief flurry of interest in bell-bottom pants and platform shoes. The ball cap was a popular accessory in 1993. Big, fat cotton t-shirts had completely replaced the skinny, tight blended t-shirts.

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Ford Probe Gt
Food: The Food Network premiers on television. Craisins Sweetened Dried Cranberries were introduced by Ocean Spray. John Wayne Bobbitt does not appreciate his wife Lorena's expertise with a kitchen knife. Hershey introduces Miniature Hershey's Kisses as well as white chocolate kisses called Hugs.
Toys: Super Soaker


1994

ACC

ACC President: Dr. James Weber
Cost per Credit Hour (Residents/Non Residents): $62.55/$217.55
Faculty of the Year: Jim & Vickey Trammell
Classified Employee of the Year: Bob Duran
Administrator of the Year: Joann Hunt, Lynn Nestingen
ACC Happenings and Events: Health Center closes. Satellite campuses in Parker and Castle Rock opened. New travel/tourism programs offered.

President of the U.S.

Bill Clinton (January 20, 1989 - January 20 2001)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: Forrest Gump
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: All I Wanna Do, Sheryl Crow
Time Person of the Year: Pope John Paul II
Nobel Prize Literature: Kenzaburo Oe, Japan
Nobel Peace Prize: Yasir Arafat, Palestinian territories, Shimon Peres, Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, Israel
Tony Award (Musical/Play): Passion/Angels in America
Emmy Award: Frasier, Picket Fences

News and Events

News-Colorado: The Regional Transportation District begins light rail service in Denver.
News-U.S.: Major League baseball players go on strike, World Series canceled.
News-Global: North American Free Trade Agreement goes into effect.

Sports

Sports: Rashaan Salaam of the University of Colorado Buffaloes football team wins the 1994 Heisman Trophy. Winter Olympics: Lillihammer, Germany

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 383.25
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 4.25
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 6.10
Prime Rate (%): 8.5
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): -203,186,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 3834.44

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 37,513.21
U.S. Population: 263.13 million

Current Events

Fashion: Bra sales double over the previous year. Push-up styles account for an unprecedented 10% of the market. New brands like the Wonderbra and the Super-Uplift bolster the entire industry, racking up huge sales by promising to provide women with a cleavage boost akin to that of implants.

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Ford Mustang GT
Food: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared the first genetically engineered tomato, the 'Flavr Savr' was safe for human consumption.  It was not a commercial success and production ended in 1997. The French Laundry restaurant opens in an old French laundry in Yountville, California. Crayola introduced scented crayons. M&M Mars introduces Starburst Jelly Beans.
Toys: Beanie Baby


1995

ACC

ACC President: Dr. James Weber
Cost per Credit Hour (Residents/Non Residents): $68.80/$250.30
Faculty of the Year: Corrine Brase
Classified Employee of the Year: Carol Chelland
Administrator of the Year: Wayne Henry, Dave Hunt, Bark Pevoto
ACC Happenings and Events: 30th Anniversary. Library renovation started. Mortuary Science program begins. ACC hosts Sci-Fi convention with Jennifer Hetrick as speaker.

President of the U.S.

Bill Clinton (January 20, 1989 - January 20 2001)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: Braveheart
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: Kiss from a Rose, Seal
Time Person of the Year: Newt Gingrich
Nobel Prize Literature: Seamus Heaney, Ireland
Nobel Peace Prize: Pugwash Conferences, Joseph Rotblat
Tony Award (Musical/Play): Sunset Boulevard/Love Valour Compassion
Emmy Award: Frasier, NYPD Blue, Tonight Show

News and Events

News-Colorado: Denver International Airport opens replacing Stapleton International Airport. The Michael Graves designed addition to the central Denver Public Library opens.
News-U.S.: Oklahoma City Federal Courthouse bombed, worst act of terrorism in U.S. history. U.S. space shuttle docks with Russian Space Station

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 387.00
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 4.25
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 5.60
Prime Rate (%): 8.5
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): -163,952,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 5117.12

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 37,971.97
U.S. Population: 266.28 million

Current Events

Technology/Science: First bacterial genome sequenced
Fashion: T-shirts were seen everywhere. Women were less interested in provocative clothing, trading in sheer fabrics and tall heels for comfort and freedom. Some women looking to enhance their curves, however, were quite fond of the push-up bra. The “dress for success” style that dominated previous decades practically disappeared in 1995. Increasingly, companies were offering “casual Fridays” in which employees were allowed to wear jeans to work.

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Chrysler Cirrus
Food: Betty Crocker gets her own website. Blue M&Ms are introduced. Di Giorno, introduced the first frozen, self-rising crust pizza. The Supreme Court ruled that alcohol content could be listed on beer labels, overturning a 1935 law which had prohibited it.
Toys: Buzz Lightyear


1996

ACC

ACC President: Dr. James Weber
Cost per Credit Hour (Residents/Non Residents): $70.05/$260.30
Faculty of the Year: Polly Rogers
Administrator of the Year: Pam Arsenault, Lin Claussen, Gus Skinner
ACC Happenings and Events: ACC Rapids are the new soccer team. Nacho Men on campus.

President of the U.S.

Bill Clinton (January 20, 1989 - January 20 2001)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: The English Patient
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: Change the World, Eric Clapton
Time Person of the Year: David Ho
Nobel Prize Literature: Wislawa Szymborska, Polant
Nobel Peace Prize: Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, Jose Ramos-Horta, East Timor
Tony Award (Musical/Play): Rent/Master Class
Emmy Award: Frasier, ER, Dennis Miller Live

News and Events

News-Littleton: Hudson Gardens Opens
News-Colorado: JonBenét Ramsey is found murdered in the basement of her Boulder home (a 2006 confession was received, and the family was exonerated in 2008).
News-U.S.: TWA Flight 800 explodes off Long Island killing all 230 aboard. Budget crisis shuts down Federal Government temporarily. Wall Street's Dow Jones Industrial average surpasses 6,000.

Sports

Sports: Amy Van Dyken of Englewood wins the first of her six Olympic gold medals in swimming at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad in Atlanta. The Colorado Avalanche win the Stanley Cup in the 4th game against the Florida Panthers (1st championship for a Colorado major league sports team). Summer Olympics: Atlanta, Georgia.

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 369.00
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 4.75
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 5.40
Prime Rate (%): 8.25
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): -107,431,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 6448.27

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 39,042.81
U.S. Population: 269.39 million

Current Events

Technology/Science: Dolly the sheep is cloned

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Dodge Caravan
Food: The U.S. FDA approved the fat substitute Olestra. Dolly the sheep was born at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland. Dolly was the first animal cloned from an adult animal. Ice Breakers were introduced in 1996 by Nabisco, which differentiated the candy from previous mints with its sweetener (sorbitol) and packaging (a metal disc). Hershey (HSY) acquired the brand in 2000.
Toys: American Girl Doll, Tickle Me Elmo


1997

ACC

ACC President: Dr. James Weber
Cost per Credit Hour (Residents/Non Residents): $70.05/$260.30
Faculty of the Year: Don Melton
Classified Employee of the Year: Roberta Grothe
Administrator of the Year: Kerry McCaig
ACC Happenings and Events: College goes online. School awarded large Technology Grant. Progenitor wins a regional award. ACC Express replaces the Knights. Wheel of Fortune comes to campus.

President of the U.S.

Bill Clinton (January 20, 1989 - January 20 2001)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: Titanic
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: Sunny Came Home, Shawn Colvin
Time Person of the Year: Andy Grove
Nobel Prize Literature: Dario Fo, Italy
Nobel Peace Prize: International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Jody Williams, U.S.
Tony Award (Musical/Play): Titanic/Last Night of Ballyhoo
Emmy Award: Frasier, Law & Order

News and Events

News-Littleton: Echostar buys Riverfront. Ground is broken for the Light Rail Construction.
News-Colorado: The Group of Eight's 23rd annual meeting convenes in Denver. The animated television series South Park, set in South Park, debuts.
News-U.S.: President Clinton bars federal funding for any research on human cloning. President Clinton gains line item veto power for first time.
News-Global: Scottish researchers announce the first cloning of an adult mammal, a sheep named Dolly.

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 287.05
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 5.15
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 4.94
Prime Rate (%): 8.5
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): -21,884,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 7908.25

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 40,243.24
U.S. Population: 272.65 million

Current Events

Technology/Science: Pathfinder lands on Mars
Fashion: Popular fashions in 1997 included casual dress at the office and a return to the styles of the 1970s. For women in the workplace, the pants suit replaced, once and for all, the traditional jacket/skirt combo. Surprisingly, fur was making a comeback, despite constant anti-fur protesting. But it wasn’t the full-length coat of yore, the fur was used more for trim, handbags and casual uses.

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Chevrolet Malibu
Food: Boxer Mike Tyson bites a big chunk off Evander Holyfield's ear in the 3rd round of a boxing match. He was disqualified. The largest food recall in U.S. history. Hudson Foods close its Nebraska plant and recalled 25 million pounds of ground beef that were potentially contaminated with E. coli 01557:H7. From 2000 to 2004, Dentyne and Dentyne Ice, which was launched in 1997, were owned by a drugmaker, Pfizer (PFE), which sold the company to Cadbury.
Toys: Furby


1998

ACC

ACC President: Dr. James Weber
Cost per Credit Hour (Residents/Non Residents): $71.55/$277.10
Faculty of the Year: Lucy Graca
Classified Employee of the Year: Colleen Renner
Administrator of the Year: Sharon Wink
ACC Happenings and Events: Chapparal breaks ground

President of the U.S.

Bill Clinton (January 20, 1989 - January 20 2001)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: Shakespeare in Love
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: My Heart Will Go On, Celine Dion
Time Person of the Year: Bill Clinton and Kenneth Starr
Nobel Prize Literature: Jose Saramago, Portugal
Nobel Peace Prize: John Hume, David Trimble, Northern Ireland
Tony Award (Musical/Play): Lion King/Art
Emmy Award: Frasier, Practice

News and Events

News-U.S.: President Bill Clinton impeached, admits to an affair with White House Intern Monica Lewinsky
News-Global: India resumes nuclear testing after Pakistan successfully tests its first nuclear weapon.

Sports

Sports: The wild card Denver Broncos defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers 24 to 21 to win the American Football Conference Championship. The Denver Broncos defeat the Green Bay Packers 31 to 24 in Super Bowl XXXII in San Diego, California.

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 288.70
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 5.15
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 4.51
Prime Rate (%): 7.75
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): 69,270,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 11497.12

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 41,394.00
U.S. Population: 275.85 million

Current Events

Technology/Science: First vaccine for Lyme disease, first human embryonic stem cells isolated.
Fashion: "The Nevada jean," a nineteenth-century pair of denim jeans, is found in a Nevada mining town. Denim manufacturer Levi Strauss & Co. purchases the Nevada jean for $46,532.45

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Chevrolet Corvette
Food: In West Virginia if you run over a animal, you can legally take it home and cook it for dinner. A law passed in 1998 lets drivers keep their road kill, as long as they report it within 12 hours. Smoking is banned in California restaurants and bars.
Toys: Neodymium-Magnet Toy


1999

ACC

ACC President: Dr. James Williams
Cost per Credit Hour (Residents/Non Residents): $72.85/283.35
Faculty of the Year: Sallie Wolf
Classified Employee of the Year: Nancy Maksymovich
Administrator of the Year: Lin Claussen
ACC Happenings and Events: Remodel of Fourth Floor. ACC soccer team takes Rocky Mountain title.

President of the U.S.

Bill Clinton (January 20, 1989 - January 20 2001)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: American Beauty
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: Smooth, Santana featuring Rob Thomas
Time Person of the Year: Jeffrey P. Bezos
Nobel Prize Literature: Gunter Grass, Germany
Nobel Peace Prize: Doctors without Borders
Tony Award (Musical/Play): Fosse/Side Man
Emmy Award: Ally McBeal, Practice

News and Events

News-Littleton: Chambers Farm on Bowles is purchased as a park and recreation area rather than housing development
News-Colorado: The Columbine High School massacre: Two high school students open fire on their campus in Jefferson County killing 12 students and a teacher and wounding 24 others before killing themselves.
News-U.S.: Pokeman, a card game, is the largest toy craze of the year. Cartoon movie South Park released
News-Global: U.S. officially hands over control of the Panama Canal to Panama. NATO bombs Serbia to stop Serbian aggression against the Croats.

Sports

Sports: The Denver Broncos defeat the New York Jets 23 to 10 to win the American Football Conference Championship. The Denver Broncos defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34 to 19 in Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami, Florida.

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 290.25
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 5.15
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 4.22
Prime Rate (%): 8.5
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): 125,610,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 11,497.12

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 42,888.83
U.S. Population: 279.04 million

Current Events

Technology/Science: Dip pen nanolithography invented

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Chrysler 300M
Food: This was declared 'The Year of the Restaurant' by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. In April 1999, Restaurant Nora in Washington DC became America's first certified organic restaurant. This means that 95% or more of everything that you eat at the restaurant has been produced by certified organic growers and farmers.
Toys: Pokemon