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Sunday July 12, 1970
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News stories from Sunday July 12, 1970


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

  • Assistant Secretary of State Joseph Sisco reported that the Soviet Union is sending Egypt amphibious landing craft, which could be used for attacks on Israel. The United States is replacing lost Phantom jets for Israel and sending radar-jamming equipment. [CBS]
  • Irish Protestants celebrated the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne; the biggest trouble is expected tomorrow. In Belfast, a Protestant march provoked the Catholic minority. 11,000 British troops are trying to keep the peace. [CBS]
  • Communists massed near the port of Kompong Som, the site of Cambodia's only oil refinery, and cut the road to Phnom Penh. [CBS]
  • Chet Huntley is leaving NBC on August 1 to enter the resort business in his home state of Montana. Huntley's resort will include ski runs and a golf course, but the newsman says that he won't disturb the area's natural beauty; Huntley is very concerned with maintaining clean air and wildlife. 10,000 acres and $20 million dollars are going into the project, which is being funded by the Chrysler Corporation.

    Huntley says that Richard Nixon is a "shallow" and "frightening" President; he liked Lyndon Johnson best. [CBS]


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