ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 06, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Clinton's focus this week on poverty by visiting the regions reported; scenes shown from Clarksdale, Mississippi.
(Jonestown, Mississippi: Rebecca Chase) Poverty and the casinos in the Mississippi River delta examined; scenes shown from Tunica, Mississippi and from the town of Jonestown, which has a high rate of joblessness and illiteracy. [Three casino WORKERS - laud the job opportunities in Tunica.] [Casino human resources vice president Bill BAKER - describes the conditions he found in the delta villages.] [Jonestown Mayor Reverend Joe PHILLIPS - says he was amazed by the job seekers.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Employment Policies Institution report on small cities and rural counties with high unemployment noted.
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