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Drought / Midwest / Governors' Conference #116363

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 23, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Chicago, Illinois: Charles Thomas) Mtg. of 9 Midwest govs. with Agriculture Secretary to discuss drought reported; scenes shown. [Governor James THOMPSON - asks Supreme Court to allow release of water from Lake Michigan.] Stmts. from Army Corps of Engineers about impact of released water on water levels in Illinois and Mississippi rivers noted. [Governor Tommy THOMPSON - says release of lake water would be short- term solution.] [Agriculture Secretary Richard LYNG - needs time to evaluate problem.] [Farmer Allan BERGMAN - discusses drought.] Farmers' disappointment with govs.' meeting expressed.

Jennings, Peter;
Thomas, Charles

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