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Radovan Karadzic a war crimes suspect, hands over all powers of his Bosnian Serb presidency to hard-line loyalist Biljana Plavisc – a Botany professor-turned politician. She is an outspoken advocate of ethnic separation.

Ailing Boris Yelstin wins a stunning reelection in Russia’s presidential runoff.

President Clinton announces a new system for guarding against deadly bacteria in meat and poultry by relying more on scientific testing and less on the touch, sight and smell of federal inspectors.

The Clinton Administration sharply increases the use of federal telephone wiretaps and other electronic surveillance since taking office. The drive is in large-part in narcotics traffickers.

In Michigan – a 63-year-old California women suffering from bowel cancer that spread to other organs, commits suicide with the help of Dr. Jack Kevorkian – the 32nd person to do so. Dr. Kevorkian has taken part in 32 suicides since 1990. He has been acquitted of five suicides in three trials.

More than half of the military women responding to a massive Pentagon survey say they were subjected to sexual harassment in the past year.


Technology  news – July 1, 1996

Apple’s stock hits a 10-year low, dropping $1.525 to $19.354.


Sports news – July 1, 1996

 Wimbledon – Pete Sampras loses for the first time since 1992 as Richard Krajicek wins their quarterfinal match.


Business news – July 1, 1996

Bill Gates tops Forbes list of Billionaires at $18.0

Warren Buffet – $15.3

Paul Sacher – $13.1

Lee Shau Kee – $12.7

Tsai Wan-lin – $12.2

Li Ka-shing - $10.6

Yoshiaki Tsutsumi – $9.2

Paul Allen – $7.5

Kenneth Thomason – $7.4

Tan Yu – $7.0


Entertainment/Celebrity/Movie news – July 1, 1996

Joey Buttafuoco is moving his family to California to nourish his budding movie career.

Will Smith is making the rounds to promote his new movie “Independence Day.”

 Passing – Actress Pamela Mason (80)- - former wife of the late British actor James Mason. The British-born actress became a U.S. citizen in 1959, and divorced her husband in 1964. For a time, she conducted a radio talkshow in Los Angeles. 


Top TV Shows/Ratings – July 1, 1996

Seinfeld – 14.4

20/20 – 13.4

ER – 13.0

Caroline in the City – 12.4

60 Minutes – 1.9

Friends – 11.3

Mad About You – 11.0

Home Improvement – 10.0

The Nanny – 10.0

Dateline NBC (Wed.) – 9.9

Movie-Doc Hollywood – 9.7

Dateline NBC (Tue.) – 9.6

PrimeTime Live – 9.5

Cybill – 9.4

Dave’s World – 9.3

48 Hours – 9.2

Wings – 9.0

Grace Under Fire – 8.7


Television news – July 1, 1996

 Holly Hallstrom – a former “Price is Right” model is suing host Bob Barker, claiming she was fired after 19 years for being overweight.

Tuesday night television listings/TV guide – week of July 1, 1996

CBS – The Client, Movie, Late Show

NBC – 3rd Rock From The Sun, Newsradio, Frasier, Wings, Dateline NBC, Tonight Show

ABC – Roseanne, The Making of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Coach, NYPD Blue, Nightline

Fox – Movie

UPN – American Bounty Hunter, Swift Justice

PBS – Nova, Ring of Fire, P.O.V., Charlie Rose

 CNBS – America After Hours, Rivera Live, Charles Grodin

Sci-Fi – Twilight Zone, Monsters, Quantum Leap, Stephen King’s Golden Years


On Frasier – Our star visits the mall for the very first time.

On the Late Show with David Letterman – Will Smith, George Miller.

On the Tonight Show – Tom Selleck, Samantha Mathis, Lou Reed.


Music news – July 1, 1996

 Eric Clapton and Dr. John perform on VH1’s “Duets” this week.


Top movies  - July 1, 1996

The Nutty Professor


Hunchback of Notre Dame


The Rock

Mission: Impossible

Cable Guy




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