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Wheeler Murder / Jai-Alai #277822

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 02, 1981
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(Studio) Roger Wheeler's position with Telex Corporation at time of death last week recalled; extent of his entrepreneur activities noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Tulsa, Oklahoma) Possibility that Wheeler's death was result of his association with legalized gambling examined; FBI reported entering investigation if local authorities discover link between Wheeler's murder and organized crime.
REPORTER: John Ferrugia

(Boston, Massachusetts) First National Bank of Boston's financing of jai-alai operations such as World Jai-Alai, Incorporated discussed; bank vice president David McKown's advice to Wheeler examined. Bank said refusing comment today.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

(Miami, Florida) World Jai-Alai spokesperson reported indicating that no one in firm has been contacted by authorities in connection with Wheeler's murder; Wheeler's association with World Jai-Alai examined. Possible corruption in game outlined. [Florida pari-mutuel division spokesperson Gary RUTLEDGE - doesn't think any business is totally honest.] Possibility of Wheeler's death being linked with his gambling ints. considered.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

Ferrugia, John;
Goldberg, Bernard;
Rather, Dan;
Wagner, Richard

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