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Drug Bill #307048

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 27, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) Controversy over election year political role of anti-drug abuse bill signed by President Reagan today featured; details given, scenes shown. [REAGAN - considers bill a victory.] Details of new law outlined on screen, discussed. Criticism that bill is election-yr. grandstanding in light of administration's past budget cuts in anti-drug abuse programs noted. [New York drug abuse agency spokesperson Julio MARTINEZ - thinks bill is too little, too late.] [Representative Charles RANGEL - defs. bill.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Chicago, Illinois: Frank Currier) Aspect of new law aimed at cracking down on bus and truck drivers who abuse drugs examined; May 30 California bus accident caused by driver Ernest Klimeck cited as example [American Bus Association spokesperson Bert ASKWITH - notes ability of drivers with poor driving records to hide fact.] Incr. in intercity bus accidents and interstate truck accidents since 1983 outlined on screen. [DRIVER - calls for stricter driving standards.] [DRIVERS - claim need for more than 1 driver's license to avoid penalties.] New regulations called for in bill signed by President Reagan today listed on screen. [DRIVER - claims federal government will create chaos.]

Currier, Frank;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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