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News Events of 1999

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June 1999

6-1-1999 -- Former UD and NBA basketball star Jim Paxson was named general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers
6-3-1999 -- Yugoslavia agreed to withdraw its troops from Kosovo and permit international peacekeepers into the disputed province.
6-5-1999 -- In a meeting with NATO military leaders Serbian generals balked at some of the terms in a withdrawal agreement they were expected to sign. NATO continued its bombing as it appeared the peace plan might fall apart.
6-9-1999 -- After a delay of several days, Yugoslavia surrendered and Serbian troops prepared to withdraw.
6-16-1999 -- Proficiency Test results for March 1999 showed improvement among fourth-graders
6-18-1999 -- The first CityFolk Festival opened in Downtown Dayton. The local festival was an outgrowth of the National Folk Festival, which was in Dayton the previous three years.
6-21-1999 -- Two NATO soldiers died in an explosion in Kosovo while clearing land of land mines and unexploded ordinance.
6-21-1999 -- Kevin Caes was found guilty of 22 counts of rape, one count of kidnapping and several other charges. The jury, which rejected an insanity defense, concluded that Caes kidnapped a prostitute and kept her captive for a month in an Englewood basement.
6-24-1999 -- The U.S. State Department announced a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic for war crimes.
6-24-1999 -- U.S. Sen George Voinovich was cleared of allegations that he broke campaign finance laws in 1994. A state-sponsored investigation by Dayton attorney Roger Makley found no evidence of wrongdoing by Voinovich, his campaign treasurer or his brother.
6-25-1999 -- The San Antonio Spurs won the NBA championship, defeating the New York Knicks in five games.
6-28-1999 -- In the wake of an audit showing the district deep in debt, the Dayton School Board voted to remove Superintendent James A. Williams. The resolution, passed 5-2, notifies Williams that the board intends to buy out the remainder of his contract.
6-28-1999 -- Dayton Police Officer Michael McDonald was reinstated to his post by an arbitrator. McDonald was fired July 24 after using pepper spray on a fast-food employee whom he believed had shortchanged him.

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