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Phantom Island #292357

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 21, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Al Howser's Island) Controversy between federal government and Commonwealth of Massachusetts over state's identity of new island in its effort to control presence within 3 mile limit of offshore oil rigs and tankers examined; background to bureaucratic battle explained. [Harbormaster Al HOWSER - describes island's discovery.] Case noted pending before Supreme Court; federal government's refusal to acknowledge presence of island noted. [HOWSER - mocks fed. government's interpretation of events.] [Special assistant attorney general Henry HERRMANN - notes legal issues at stake.] Similar dispute between fed. government and state of Alaska discussed. [HOWSER - jokes.]
REPORTER: Steve Young

Dean, Morton;
Young, Steve

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