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Authorities suspended their month long search in the Everglades, leaving a quarter of the ValuJet plane and most of the victims’ remains in layers of mud and dead saw grass.

Good news as the Labor Department says that about 350,000 jobs were added last month.

Weekly radio address - President Clinton said that racial hostility is the driving force behind dozens of fires that have claimed black churches across the Southern and Mid-Atlantic states. He said the federal government would use its full powers to stop the outbreaks of arson.

The Central Bank gave in to President Boris N. Yeltsin’s demand for money to help finance his pre-election spending spree, agreeing to turn over the equivalent of $1 billion.

President Clinton is in San Francisco and attends a fundraiser at the home of Sen. Diane Feinstein.

Susie Maroney – an Australian distance swimmer, ends her attempt to swim unassisted from Havana to key West, Fla. She was only 10 miles of the Florida Keys when she was pulled from the water.

Police in Charlotte arrest a 13-year-old white girl on charges she set fire to a black church. 

Bob Dole bids farewell to the Senate, wrapping up 35 legislative years.

Soviet President Boris N. Yeltsin orders all savings of Russians older than 80 to be increases a thousandfold.

A special federal court panel barred the government from enforcing a new law that prohibits public distribution of indecent material over the Internet, saying it must be accorded free-speech rights. 

President Clinton offers an apology for the White House retrieval of FBI files on high-level republican officials, pledging to correct a flawed system and saying, “I believe the FBI will correct it as well.”

Sixteen “Freemen” surrender in Montana – ending an 81-day standoff. It was one of the longest law enforcement sieges in U.S. history.

 

Sports news – June 8, 1996

 NBA finals – The Supersonics whip the Bulls 107-86.

 

Entertainment/Celebrity news – June 8, 1996

Raquel Welch gets her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She stars in the CBS series “CPW.”

Passing – Academy Award and Tony Award winning actress Jo Van Fleet. She was 73.

Jennifer Lopez will portray Selena in an upcoming Warner Bros. movie biography about the slain singer. Ms. Lopez co-starred in the movie “Money Train.”

Cartoonist Peter Max pleads not guilty in NY to federal conspiracy and tax fraud charges from allegedly not reporting income. He says the charges are bunk.

Oscar de La Hoya wins the WBC super lightweight title over Julio Cesar Chavez in a TKO in the fourth round.

The Southern Baptist Convention urged its 16 million members to boycott Walt Disney parks, movies and merchandise to protest behavior that disparages Christian values. They don’t like Disney’s decision to extend health benefits to same-sex partners of gay employees and Disney’s toleration of gay nights at its theme parks.

 

Music news – June 8, 1996

A Los Angeles judge rules that Tupac Shakur who was to start a 120-day jail sentence could remain free on bail while he appeals his conviction for probation violations. 

Rob Pilatus is sought on a $60,000 arrest warrant after abandoning a rehabilitation facility in Hollywood Ca.  He’s been in and out of trouble since his career sank from the Mill Vanilli debacle.  

 

Top Pop Hits(top-40) - June 8, 1996

You’re Makin’ Me High – Toni Braxton

You’re the One – SWV

Fastlove – George Michael

Always Be My Baby – Mariah Carey

The Delinquents – Delinquent Habits

Get Money – Junior M.A.F.I.A.

Hay – Crucial Conflict

Why I Love You So Much – Monica

The Crossroads – Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Touch Me Touch Me – Case

 

Television news – June 1, 1996

Rose O’Donnell’s syndicated talk show is off to a great start – with nice ratings in key cities.

“60 Minutes” is pulling its weekly commentary with P.J O’Rourke, Molly Ivins and Stanley Crouch – probably due to competition with “Dateline NBC.” 

Monday night television listings/TV guide – June 1, 1996

CBS – The Nanny, Dave’s World, Cybill, Chicago Hope, Dave Letterman

NBC – Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Movie, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien

ABC – the Marshal, Movie, Nightline

PBS – America on Wheels, Charlie Rose

Fox – Ned and Stacey, the Last Frontier, L.A. Firefighters

MTV – Beach MTV, Beach House Nights, Road Rules, Learn It

 

Beach MTV with Daisy Fuentes.

Jay Leno – Raquel Welch, Linda Ronstadt, Steve Ray Fromstein.

Dave Letterman – Siskel & Ebert, Andrew Shue, Dana Gould.

 

Top movies – June 1, 1996

The Rock

Mission: Impossible

Twister

Dragonheart

Eddie

The Phantom

Spy Hard

The Arrival

Flipper

The Truth About Cats & Dogs

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