ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 24, 1989
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.
(Studio: Ray Gandolf) Request by Pete Rose that court block his hearing with baseball commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti about his alleged gambling noted.
(Cincinnati, Ohio: Charles Thomas) Fear in Cincinnati, Ohio, that end is near for Rose reported [Two PEOPLE - comment on case.] Evidence presented by baseball commissioner's office against Rose reviewed; documents shown; testimony by baseball investigator John Dowd cited. ["Cincinnati Post" columnist Paul DAUGHERTY - analyzes evidence.] Issue of court challenge to commissioner's office mentioned; Judge Norbert Nadel named.
(Studio: Ray Gandolf) Pro basketball's Golden State Warriors reported signing first USSR player, Sharunas Marchulanis, to NBA contract; details given of upcoming NBA draft of college players. Update on recovery of Ohio State Univ. basketball player Jay Burson from neck injury featured; scenes shown of plays in which Burson was hurt. [BURSON - describes injury.] [Father Jim BURSON - describes son's abilities.] Scenes shown from Burson's basketball career. [NBA scouting director Marty BLAKE - talks about Burson's chances to play pro ball.] [Boston Celtics' Red AUERBACH - comments.] [BURSON - responds.]