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ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 12, 1990
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Senators Edward Kennedy and Paul Simon reported introducing bill for statehood for Washington, DC.

(Washington: Walter Rodgers) Renewed movement for statehood in the nation's capital examined; details given of arguments for statehood here. [Jesse JACKSON - backs statehood.] Opponents said pointing to crime rate as reason to deny statehood. [Representative Bob McEWEN - says people are frightened to come here.] [President BUSH - opposes statehood.] [Mayor Marion BARRY - promotes statehood.] [Two TOURISTS - comment.]

Rodgers, Walter;
Simpson, Carole

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