News of the day for Friday December 3, 1999 - Mars Polar Lander mission hits snag and loses communication with NASA. Upturn in the economy and Pres. Clinton announces 20 million new jobs as a result. World Trade Summit clashes continue. Stock Market in steady climb - poised to hit 10,000. Not a bad day, unless you worked for NASA or were hanging out in Seattle.
December 3, 2010

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December 3, 1999 - among other things, getting dosed with Pepper Spray.


December 3, 1999. Busy day. The Mars Polar Lander was lost and NASA wasn't happy about it. The economy, on the other hand, was showing signs of improvement and President Clinton let everyone know about it.

Pres. Clinton: “The report should finally put to rest the old myths about the new economy. The 20 million new jobs we’ve created mostly are high wage, not low wage jobs.”

Meanwhile, the Battle In Seattle was continuing with the World Trade Conference drawing to a close, the air thick with pepper spray. But the Stock Market was going leaps and bounds.

Depending on what you were doing and where you were, it was either a good day or a weird one. It was a day nonetheless with 24 hours like all the others. And this edition of the CBS World News Roundup from December 3rd is a reminder.

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