News Events of 1998
11-6-1998 -- Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich announced he will step down from his leadership post and resign from Congress. Gingrich's dramatic fall from power came within days of the election, in which Democrats made surpising gains.
11-7-1998 -- John Glenn returned to earth after nine days in space as part of the crew of the space shuttle Discovery.
11-7-1998 -- The Doubletree hotel at Third and Ludlow streets opened to guests for the first time following a $14 million renovation of the 100-year-old building.
11-13-1998 -- President Clinton agreed to pay Paula Jones $850,000 to drop her sexual harassment lawsuit. The settlement did not include any apology or admission of guilt by Clinton.
11-18-1998 -- Rep. John Boehner (R-West Chester) lost his leadership post in a post-Gingrich reorganization by Congressional Republicans. The post of Conference Chairman went to Rep. J.C. Watts of Oklahoma.
11-19-1998 -- Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr testified before the House Judiciary Committee in the impeachment inquiry.
11-24-1998 -- Day One of the series "Dog Days," by Laura Dempsey.
11-25-1998 -- The University of Dayton announced a $5 million donation will be made by Virginia Kettering and the Kettering Fund to help finance a "Living and Learning Arts Complex" to be built adjacent to the student housing neighborhood at UD.
11-28-1999 -- Murder suspect James Lawson was apprehended in Kentucky where he had been living under an assumed name. Lawson, wanted for the slaying and dismemberment of Cheryl Ann Durkin, apparently roused suspicion when he became agitated after being filmed with a camcorder during a Thanksgiving Day gathering.