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Energy / Gasoline Thefts and Shoot-Out / California #263832

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 17, 1979
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(Studio) White House warning with regard to conservation of gasoline supplies and incring. no. of gasoline thefts reported; Jacksonville, Florida, police report with regard to gasoline thefts replacing CB radio thefts as number 1 larceny crime in city noted. Gasoline thefts in Lowell, Massachusetts, and shoot-out over fuel in California cited.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Los Angeles, California) Details given of shoot-out involving suspect posing as stn. attendant collecting money from waiting customers; films shown. [Customer Jolie BECHET - recalls experience.] Condition of station owner Ray Clapper, suspect, and policeman, all wounded in incident, given. Continued long lines throughout state cited. Pol. battle between Governor Jerry Brown and Lieutenant Governor Mike Curb outlined; Curb's authorization to relax smog laws by refineries while Brown met with President Carter in DC recalled. Brown's claim that authorization was illegal explained.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(San Diego, California) Various means of coping with California gasoline shortage examined; films shown. [ECM Prods. president Jim HANCOCK - notes fuel tanks they manufacturer] [Helen SUMNER - doesn't think she's hoarding gasoline with extra tank.] Proliferation of extra diesel tanks on cars cited. [Best Tank Company owner John COLLINS - comments.] Individual example given of range available to drivers with extra diesel tanks.
REPORTER: Harold Dow

Dow, Harold;
Drinkwater, Terry;
Mudd, Roger

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