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The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, June 13-16, 1968
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
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1968 |
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    Smog-Dr. Queb, 06/13/68: A scientist explains the presence of heavy smog over downtown Houston
    Planatarium [sic], 06/13/68: An astronomer discusses the approach of an asteroid named Icarus. The "pip-squeak planet," as the Associated Press called it, passed by the Earth on June 14 from a distance of 3.95 million miles. 
    Percy Foreman on James Earl Ray, 06/14/68: Criminal defense attorney Percy Foreman comments on the possibility of his representing James Earl Ray, the assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. Foreman ultimately did defend Ray at trial, solidifying his reputation as one of the best known trial lawyers in the United States. 
    Eckhart [sic] on Guns, 06/14/68: US Congressman Robert C. Eckhardt of Texas calls out opposition to gun control legislation. Eckhardt served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1959 to 1967, and the United States House of Representatives from 1967 to 1981. He is also co-founder of the Texas Observer magazine. 
    Car accidents/wet roads/rain, 06/14/68: Wet roads cause a series of traffic accidents
    Poor Folks on Bus, 06/15/68: A departing bus full of protesters joining the Poor People's Campaign receives a police escort
    Ellington Field, 06/15/68: Operations at Ellington Air Force Base, now the Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, in Houston 
    A & M Ship[?], 06/15/68: The Texas A&M University Navy ROTC sets sail
    Museum Puppets, 06/15/68
    Weather and Accidents, 06/16/68: Law enforcement on the scene of multiple car collisions
    Ameigos [sic] Leave, 06/16/68: A group of young people board a plane bound for Honduras as part of Amigos de las Americas, a non-profit service organization headquartered in Houston
    Singers Leave, 06/16/68
    Underwater Storage, 06/16/68: Scientists test an underwater storage container under certain conditions
    Boat Races, 06/16/68: Boat racing and parasailing on Lake Houston