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Saturday July 11, 1970
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News stories from Saturday July 11, 1970

Summaries of the stories the major media outlets considered to be of particular importance on this date:

  • Communists overran an outpost near the Cambodian port; Cambodian troops encountered enemy fire at Angkor Wat and left. [CBS]
  • South Vietnam released 64 North Vietnamese POWs and 24 fishermen who had been held in South Vietnam. [CBS]
  • The Lockheed C-5A transport made its first overseas flight. The C-5A and the Vietnam war are both more costly and taking more time than expected. The worth of the C-5A is being questioned, but its use may help speed up U.S. troop withdrawals. [CBS]
  • Secretary of State William Rogers may seek new secret talks with Hanoi. [CBS]
  • President Nixon and the governors of Appalachian states will discuss a federal development program; the governors already claim one of the best federal-state plans, but poverty is still widespread.

    Mountain people are proud and resent the poverty label. Churches provide strength and solace; poverty came when the deep coal mines gave out and people can't make a living from the land. Residents want to continue to live in the area, but can't because of a lack of jobs. People in Appalachia feel that self-sufficiency is necessary for self-respect. [CBS]

  • The United Auto Workers and conservationists both want strong air pollution controls, and they denounced the House anti-pollution bill as being pitifully weak. [CBS]
  • Vice President Spiro Agnew regards his criticism of television and the press as his major contribution to the Nixon administration; Agnew told the Associated Press that he is considering becoming a commentator or columnist after leaving elective office.

    Agnew had attacked the New York Times for editorial irresponsibility; a guest editorial written by the Vice President was published in the Times today. [CBS]

  • HUD Secretary George Romney wants more property owners and fewer renters, but public housing is usually stark and run-down.

    In Raleigh, North Carolina, a federal program lets low-income families buy new homes, increasing their pride. Program participants say that they have a feeling of ownership they didn't have when living in public housing. But there are few whites in the project. [CBS]

  • The Los Angeles telephone system is being improved. General Telephone is spending $500,000 for ads to change the public's image of the phone company. Employee rules have been relaxed; long hair and beards are now allowed. Women are doing some of the "tough" jobs; some operators are males. [CBS]

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