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Drought / Economy / Mississippi River / Heat Wave #116403

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 25, 1988
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Stmt. from OMB director James Miller that failing crops, due to drought, will increase food prices and lead to rise in inflation reported Report introduced.

(Chicago, Illinois: Ron Claiborne) Impact of drought on nation featured; details given, scenes shown of reopening by Army Corps of Engineers of Mississippi R. to barge traffic. Heat wave examined. [Iowa farmer Ron GROTH - discusses drought.] [Bank loan ofr. Richard INGELDUE - talks about farmers' fins.] Deaths due to heat in Saint Louis, Missouri, reported [Saint Louis health commissioner Dr. Dian SHARMA - explains deaths.] Mtg. of Missouri Senators John Danforth and Christopher Bond with drought-stricken farmers reported; scenes shown.

Claiborne, Ron;
Simpson, Carole

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