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West Virginia Town / Access Problem #253642

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 12, 1977
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(Studio) Vulcan, West Virginia, boldly looks for government aid.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Volcan, West Virginia) Vulcan, West Virginia, is hemmed by fork of Big Sandy River, across which is Kentucky, and by tracks of Norfolk and Western RR. Only access to town is gravel road owned by RR, so residents technically have to trespass to get to town. At times, limited access has been hazardous. [Coal miner Linda MANN - cites case of her accident with train.] Small bridge used to connect Vulcan with Kentucky, but West Virginia officials have been reluctant to rebuild after its collapse 2 years ago. [West Virginia highway commissioner Speed JONES - cites lack of traffic and cost, as opposed to other needs of state as reasons for not building bridge.] [Vulcan acting mayor John ROBINETTE - has applied to USSR and East Germany for foreign aid and considers asking Israel for aid also.] Robinette says he's tired of waiting for state and federal govts. to do something and that foreign aid requests aren't stunt. [ROBINETTE - is really after way out of town.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Mudd, Roger;
Serafin, Barry

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