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Sunday June 6, 1976
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News stories from Sunday June 6, 1976


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

  • Six persons were killed and 30,000 made homeless by the flood that followed the break up of the Teton Dam in Idaho on Saturday. Property damage was estimated at $500 million. A 35-mile stretch of farm and grazing land north of Idaho Falls was inundated, and the flood was about five miles wide at some points. The number dead may increase when local members of the Mormon Church complete a house-to-house count in the area. [New York Times]
  • President Ford, amplifying his opposition to court-ordered busing in a television interview, said that parents should have the right to send their children to segregated private schools if the schools did not benefit from federal funds or tax advantages. He repeated his pledge to ask Congress "in the very near future" to enact legislation limiting the scope of federal court jurisdiction in school desegregation cases. He said Attorney General Edward Levi has assured him that such legislation would be constitutional. [New York Times]
  • Democratic Party leaders in New Jersey seemed fairly sure that Jimmy Carter would win the victory that had been widely predicted in the state's primary on Tuesday. They estimated that Mr. Carter would win a majority of the 91 convention delegates that will be chosen, but there was general disagreement over the size of his prospective majority. [New York Times]
  • Gov. George Wallace of Alabama has apparently given up hope that he will ever be president. His characteristic pugnacity was gone and he seemed thoroughly dispirited as he made a final, feeble effort to get support in California's primary tomorrow. A new poll estimated that he would get only 2 percent of the vote. He seemed almost relieved that his quest for the presidency that began in 1964 was almost over, except for the Democratic National Convention next month, where he will probably use the 170 delegates committed to him in political bargaining. [New York Times]
  • Ted Gross, who had been a member of the administration of Mayor John Lindsay and who had served a prison term for taking kickbacks on city contracts, was found shot to death in an automobile in Brooklyn. A companion, identified as Melita Sneed of the Bronx, was critically wounded. Mr. Gross, who was 44 years old, served as a member of a street peace-keeping team during the Lindsay administration and later became Youth Services Commissioner, [New York Times]
  • Thousands of dollars invested in stocks and bonds from 1970 to 1974 were lost by the athletic association that runs varsity sports for the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. The academy acknowledged the loss in response to a report by Representative Les Aspin, a member of the House Armed Services Committee. Mr. Aspin and the academy differed on the amounts. [New York Times]
  • An analysis of the 29-year history of the Central Intelligence Agency, prepared with the cooperation of the C.I.A. for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Activities, said that the agency over the years became a bureaucracy that ran amok because of conflicting interests and that it had failed to fulfill several of its essential missions. The analysis, written by Anne Karalekas, a Harvard-trained historian, blames a succession of presidents, Congress, the armed services and the C.I.A. itself. [New York Times]
  • Planes were reported to have bombed Palestinian and Lebanese leftist positions in eastern Lebanon, where Syrian forces were stationed. Both the Beirut radio, controlled by leftists, and the right-wing Phalangist radio, reported the attacks. Yasser Arafat, the leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization, was reported to have sent an urgent message to Arab heads of state charging that Syria had started an all-out offensive. [New York Times]


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