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Sunday November 15, 1970
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News stories from Sunday November 15, 1970

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

  • A charter plane crash killed 75 people, including the Marshall University football team. The plane crashed into a hill while trying to land in fog at Huntington, West Virginia. These were the first Southern Airways fatalities in 25 years. [CBS]
  • South Vietnam Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky will arrive in New York City tonight. [CBS]
  • Americans are changing tactics in Vietnam, as troops rest and wait for the Communists to come to them. Americans are booby-trapping trails, using Communist-type tactics; 24 Americans were killed by booby-traps last week. [CBS]
  • There are 16,000 known fatalities as a result of a tidal wave in Pakistan. [CBS]
  • The first congressional post-election session in 20 years starts tomorrow. Welfare reform, the veto of the presidential campaign spending bill, Social Security and trade bills are at the top of the agenda; the Equal Rights Amendment is on the bottom. The Senate has dismantled the bill for women's rights though the bill has already been blocked for 47 years. Women will have to start over again next year. [CBS]
  • The Associated Press reported that Interstate Commerce Commission chairman George Stafford has been dined and entertained by industries he's supposed to regulate; Stafford forbids his staff to do likewise. [CBS]
  • Senator Ernest Hollings declared that George Wallace has no political future and that Vice President Spiro Agnew must be dumped if President Nixon is to win re-election. [CBS]
  • The widows of 78 West Virginia coal miners who were killed two years ago are trying to decide whether to accept $10,000 settlements from the mining company; the Consolidation Coal Company hasn't even recovered the miners' bodies yet. The widows believe that they would lose future claims if they agree to a settlement now. Attorney Kenneth Yablonski represents most of the widows and said that he expects a settlement next week. [CBS]
  • The National Council of Senior Citizens charged that doctors are giving tranquilizers to people who don't need them. Organization president Nelson Cruickshank says that tranquilizers reduce patients to zombies. [CBS]

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