WATERGATE: Pressing Hard for the Evidence

He basked in the prime-time televised applause of broadcast executives in Houston. He startled a waitress, "Shrimp" Hamilton, by dropping in at the lunch counter of Houston's Keystone Drugstore to buy a cup of coffee and a 6-oz. jar of hot "Evangeline peppers" (leaving a $1 tip). He took a stroll downtown in that city, and paused to speak with a traffic policeman, Ignacio Aranda. He chatted with U.S. astronauts and Soviet technicians at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, lauding their courage for never "giving up," not even during dire emergencies...

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