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CBS Evening News for Friday, May 06, 1977
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(Studio) Rhode Island blames federal government for state's high unemployment, but says fed. government is only 1 who can help.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Newport, Rhode Island) Effect of Navy's withdrawal from Rhode Island, compounded by national recession, noted. State has gotten General Dynamics to open plant at old Navy base at Quonset Point, but feels it could move faster to aid unemployment problem if government would move faster to clear title to abandoned Navy areas and get necessary General Services Administration studies on area. [Governor J. Joseph GARRAHY - says state hasn't gotten fair deal and major of problem is due to delay by GSA.] Labor Department complaint with regard to Rhode Island's use of federal funds noted. Efforts of Newport to attract business and industry noted.
REPORTER: David Culhane

Culhane, David;
Mudd, Roger

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