CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 23, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Virginia: Bob Faw) Jean and Joe Gump said convicted for vandalizing nuclear missiles. History of lives together reviewed. [Daughter Barbara WEI - says she has never known her parents to do something without being together.] [Jean GUMP - says she and Joe do not have the right to enjoy their retirement.] Video of Jean Gump breaking and entering missile site in Kansas shown; details given. Gump's pouring blood on missile and subsequent arrest mentioned. Peace activist said sentenced and could have avoided serving time by paying fine, but refused. [Jean GUMP - says that fine would have restored that missile and she could not do that.] Husband Joe's activities at missile site reiterated. Joe Gump's conviction noted. [GUMP - says not seeing the grandchildren will be a tragedy and wonders what future his grandchildren will have if these bombs go off.] Rally for Gumps shown. [WEI - says she wishes her parents could be together for their sentences.] [US attorney Robert ULRICH - says it is sad that she is incarcerated but that was her own choice.] Her choice not to pay a 400 fine said will cost taxpayers over 11,000 per year
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