On this day in history January 8, 1997 – Tamil rebels attacked a military base in Sri Lanka. 200 soldiers and 140 rebels were killed.
2000 – ABC-TV began airing “The Mole.”
2002 – Yasmine Bleeth was sentenced to two years of probation, regular drug tests, 100 hours of community service and pay the court costs in connection to a cocaine-possession charge.
2002 – The U.S. Justice Department announced that it was pursuing a criminal investigation of Enron Corp. The company had filed for bankruptcy on December 2, 2001.