August 29, 1995
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (CNN) -- James McDougal pleaded innocent Tuesday at his arraignment in the Whitewater case. The former savings and loan owner was indicted two weeks ago on 19 felony counts. He's slated for an October 10 trial.
A federal grand jury also has indicted McDougal's ex-wife Susan McDougal and Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker. The three are accused of lying about $3 million in federally backed loans and using some of the money for themselves.
Tucker, who pleaded innocent Monday, said he would use every resource to fight the charge in court. "They're not going to make me knuckle under by filing indictments, by leaking information in an attempt to prejudice the jury panel or by threats," he said. "It's not going to happen. They've made the charge. They can by golly go prove it in the courtroom."
Susan McDougal is to be arraigned later this week. The McDougals were partners with Bill and Hillary Clinton in the Whitewater real estate venture when Clinton was governor of Arkansas. No charges have been filed against the Clintons.
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina (CNN) -- Worn from a series of waterlogged days, people in the Carolinas are beginning to return home and clean up the damage done by severe flooding. Tuesday's forecast predicted mostly sunny skies, but experts worn that the danger could continue for several days.
Driven by Tropical Storm Jerry, swollen waterways caused the deaths of seven people. The casualties included three members of a North Carolina family whose car was swept away, a South Carolina boy who slid into a flooded area while riding a skateboard, and two men who died while trying to assist others. On Monday in Asheville, two members of a rescue team narrowly escaped injury when their boat capsized in the French Broad River.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CNN) -- The busy hurricane season is getting even busier. After a brief dip into tropical storm status, Iris has regained hurricane strength, and two other storms have formed.
After killing three people, flooding buildings and damaging crops in the Caribbean islands, Iris is heading away from shore and is not a current threat to land. Meanwhile, the two new storms that formed off West Africa are following Hurricane Humberto's path. Luis and Karen pose no immediate danger to land. Late yesterday, Humberto reclaimed hurricane status, with winds around 75 miles per hour. Humberto, hovering in the mid-Atlantic, also was not a threat to land.
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