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Saturday August 29, 1970
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News stories from Saturday August 29, 1970

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

  • Vice President Spiro Agnew ended his tour of Indochina, stating that congressional restrictions on U.S. Indochina policy don't represent the policy of the Nixon administration. Thailand is angry at Congress' restrictions on pay to foreign troops. Thai Foreign Minister Thanat Khoman said that Americans want Southeast Asia to be free of Communists but Congress is impeding progress. The Vice President arrives in Hawaii tomorrow. [CBS]
  • Communists and Cambodian guerrillas hit a town five miles from Phnom Penh. There was action in South Vietnam near Fire Base O'Reilly. [CBS]
  • Palestinians fought Jordanian soldiers as guerrilla leaders continued to plan strategy. Al Fatah leader Yasser Arafat returned from Cairo for a meeting; American Black Panthers were at the meeting. The guerrillas say that they hope U.S. troops will police the Mideast so they can harass them. Israel said that the Soviets may have fought the Israelis if they hadn't accepted the U.S. peace plan; Israel still may leave the peace talks. [CBS]
  • On the isle of Crete, Greek police seized a plane with 1.5 tons of hashish aboard. [CBS]
  • The National Guard and hippies are at the scene of the American Legion convention in Portland, Oregon. A state-sponsored rock festival has successfully lured youth away from the convention; the People's Army Jamboree camp is deserted.

    An antiwar protest march is planned for tomorrow. Legion Commander J. Milton Patrick stated that most youth are good and only a few want disruption, but the National Guard still must have bullets. National Guard General David Baum says that the guardsmen will only be lightly armed. [CBS]

  • The Supreme Court announced that it won't delay the Richmond, Virginia, school busing plan. [CBS]
  • The Senate is debating the Clean Air Bill as lobbyists for the environmental and automobile industries wage war on each other; the legislation includes the requirement for pollution-free cars by 1975. A spokesman for American Motors says that the industry doesn't have the technology to comply with the bill. Environmentalists claim that automakers could comply by 1975 if they wanted to. The Senate will vote on the bill within one month. [CBS]
  • In Fort Pierce, Florida, black soldier Pondexteur Williams was buried in a formerly all-white cemetery today. [CBS]

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