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  • Ford truck and Mustang recall
  • Johnny Cash special on TNT
  • Stihl releases Timbersports schedule
  • John Deere introduces new utility tractor
  • Marine test battlefield PCs
  • New Porsche sets record
  • Pamela Anderson has implants removed
  • 2000 Mustang Cobra R
  • Rick Rude dies at age 40
  • John Deere introduces electric 'Gator'
  • Miss Hawaiian Tropic International Finals
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    Ford truck and Mustang recall
    Friday, April 02, 1999
    Ford is issuing a recall on 1998-1999 Explorers/Mountianeers, Rangers, Mustangs, and Super-duty F-Series trucks with cruise control. The control cable may cause the throttle to stick. The letter Ford sent out to owners indicates that replacement cables won't be available until this summer.
     
    Johnny Cash special on TNT
    Wednesday, April 7, 1999
    Turner Network Television is airing an All-Star Tribute to Johnny Cash on Sunday, April 18 at 8 PM Eastern. The event was taped on April 6 at New York's Hammerstein Ballrooom. Musical guests include Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Rosanne Cash, and June Carter Cash. During the special, Johnny sings "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Ring of Fire". This is Cash's first return to the stage in over a year.
     
    Stihl releases Timbersports schedule
    Friday, April 7, 1999
    STIHL has released the dates for the 1999 Timbersports Series competition. Events will occur in Tennessee on August 12-15; Wisconsin on August 27-29, and the championship will be in Missouri on October 2.
     
    John Deere introduces new utility tractor
    Wednesday, April 14, 1999
    John Deere has introduced the model 4100N tractor. At 36 inches wide, it is designed for work in orchards and vineyards. The tractor generates 20-hp with a 3-cylinder diesel engine.
     
    Marines test battlefield PCs
    Friday, April 16, 1999
    The US Marine Corps conducted exercises with a new battlefield communications system that includes computers worn by individual soliders to provide precise information and reduce the "fog of war".
     
    New Porsche sets record
    Friday, April 16, 1999
    The new Porsche 911 GT3 set a lap record the Nürburgring track. It is the first production car to complete a lap in under eight minutes. Unfortunately, the car does not meet US emissions and safety guidelines and cannot be purchased in North America.
     
    Pamela Anderson has implants removed
    Monday, April 19 ,1999
    Pamela Anderson Lee has had her breast implants removed. Ripley's Believe It or Not has expressed interest in purchasing the implants, but she's not selling them.
     
    2000 Mustang Cobra R
    Tuesday, April 20 ,1999
    FordUnleashed.com has a number of pictures of the 2000 Mustang Cobra R. It looks similar to the current Mustang, except for a cowl hood hinting.
     
    Rick Rude dies at age 40
    Friday, April 23, 1999
    Former NWA heavyweight champion wrestler, "Ravishing" Rick Rude, has died at the age of 40. Rude has retired from wrestling in the mid-1990s due to a neck injury.
     
    John Deere introduces electric 'Gator'
    Monday, April 26, 1999
    John Deere has announced an electric version of their popular Gator utility vehicle. The ATV appears to be aimed at golf courses which will appreciate quiet operation and no exhaust emissions.
     
    Miss Hawaiian Tropic International Finals
    Tuesday, April 27, 1999
    The 16th Annual Miss Hawaiian Tropic International Finals will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 29 through May 2. The competition will be held at the Tropicana Resort and Casino. A webcam broadcast of the finals will be on ET Online.
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