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The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, June 3 - 11, 1968
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
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    Voodoo Drugs, 06/11/68: KHOU reporter Ron Pierce explores the wares inside Bichon's Drug Store in the Catfish Reef district on Milam Street. Unlike other pharmacies, Bichon's specialized in hoodoo, or African-American folk spirituality. 
    German Ace, 06/06/68: A German filmmaker discusses how he hopes his motion picture will help inform the German defense minister on how to build a military reserve unit
    Billy Graham, 06/06/68: Christian evangelist Billy Graham lands at Hobby Airport in Houston. At the news conference that follows, he laments the rejection of Biblical laws in the United States. Graham came to Houston to address the Southern Baptist Convention on June 7. 
    Grand Jury Assoc-Guns, 06/10/68: A unknown official or legal expert announces the appointment of a committee to study problems with local gun control laws and recommend new legislation. The national debate surrounding federal gun control legislation that began with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 reached new heights in 1968 with the assassination of his brother, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, on June 6. Congress ultimately passed the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 and the Gun Control Act of 1968 to ban the mail-order sale of handguns, rifles, and shotguns as well as prohibit certain felons, drug users, and those found mentally incompetent from buying guns. 
    Vance on S. Court Decisions, 06/03/68: Harris County District Attorney Carol Vance and Texas Attorney General Crawford Martin comment on the United States Supreme Court's decision in WItherspoon v. Illinois. The court ruled 6-3 that a state statute that provides grounds for dismissal of any juror with "conscientious scruples" about the death penalty violates the Sixth Amendment guarantee of an impartial jury and the 14th Amendment guarantee of due process. 
    Narc Raid, 06/03/68: Police made a series of arrests following a drug bust
    Legislature, 06/03/68: Legislators and staffers return to the Texas State Capitol prior to the start of a special session. The session ran from June 4 to July 3. 
    On the floor of the Texas House of Representatives
    Southern Baptist Convention, 06/03/68: KHOU reporter Ron Pierce speaks with a college student about his criticism of the Southern Baptist Convention. The man was one of several students who came to the convention from North Carolina to protest Southern Baptists' silence on issues related to race, poverty, and the Vietnam War. In response, a member of the convention's executive committee states the the organization shares his concern. The 111th annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention was held in Houston from June 3 to 7. Nearly 15,000 people attended.
    Mayor on Texas Increases, 06/03/68: Houston Mayor Louie Welch on proposed tax increases and its positive impact on the city. He is likely referring to the $125-million tax bill introduced by Governor John Connally on the first day of the special session.