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Season 1997 Episode 7

February 8, 1997

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February 8, 1997
News (Lawyers debate over O.J. Simpson's financial position, and jury returns on Monday to continue deliberations; Man arrested after hijacking bus and leading police on two-hour chase; Investigators checking into two close calls that alarmed some commercial pilots, one of them between Nations Air and F-16 military fighters; Anthony Lake agrees to pay $5,000 to end controversy over his stock holdings); Weather report; Jurors continue deliberations on Monday to decide punitive damages in O.J. Simpson civil case; Tom George, Advantage International, and Elaine Lafferty, reporter for Time magazine, discuss Simpson's financial worth; Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) discusses the two close encounters between commercial airplanes and military fighters; Dr. John Frazee, UCLA Stroke Center, discusses new experimental procedure that is showing dramatic results on stroke patients; Co-op time; Recap of NBC's Saturday Today show's news, 7:30 AM; Sports; Weather report; Former Detectives Tom Lange and Philip Vannatter on evidence they believe should have been used in Simpson trial; Gadget Guru Andy Pargh on Valentine's gifts for pets; Co-op time; News (Still no decision on punitive damages for O.J. Simpson; Two close encounters between military jets and commercial jets cause suspension of Air Force training on East Coast; Police are trying to determine why a man in San Diego hijacked a bus; President Clinton's summit with Boris Yeltsin has been moved from Washington, DC, to Finland; California has withdrawn reward money for information into Ennis Cosby murder; Chinese New Year celebrations have begun around the world); Weather report; Charles Austin, Mary Decker Slaney and Derrick Adkins discuss Millrose Games and their track and field careers; Doctor Gloria Bachmann and Susan Cassidy discuss hormone replacement therapy; Kathaleen Little, Louis Little and Police Commissioner Richard Neal discuss a mistaken hostage crisis in Philadelphia; Co-op time; Recap of NBC's Saturday Today show's news, 8:30 AM; Weather report; Howard and Jody Strauber and Dr. Richard Ferber discuss sleep disorders in children and tips for solving the problems; Billy Bob Thornton, writer, director and actor in new movie "Sling Blade," discusses the success of his film; Debbi Fields and some helpers demonstrate some Valentine's Day cake and cookie decorating activitiesmoreless

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