ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 18, 1999
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Findings of the government's annual survey on teenagers and illegal drugs outlined on screen.
(White House: John Cochran) Teens and alcohol examined. [Office of National Drug Control policy director retired General Barry McCAFFREY - says alcohol is the single worse drug abuse problem.] [Mothers Against Drunk Driving president Karolyn NUNNALLEE - says the alcohol industry is about money only and the industry's lobby has power on Capitol Hill.] [Representative Anne NORTHUP - opposes using drug money against alcohol.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.
(Atlanta: Erin Hayes) MADD's campaign against teen drinking examined; TV ad shown; statistics on teens' drinking and binge drinking. [Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency Dr. Joseph AUTRY - cites the extent of underage drinking.] [MADD teen volunteer Amanda LACY - talks about teen.] drinking.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Statement from McCaffrey about anti-drinking ads noted.
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