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Hawkins, Texas / Exxon / Lawsuit #321252

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 18, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Exxon's overcharging of customers in Hawkins, Texas, for oil recalled. Federal government noted ruling that Exxon had to pay fines. Exxon reported now suing Hawkins residents to get back some of money paid in fines. Report introduced

(Hawkins, Texas: Bob Faw) Hawkins residents being sued by Exxon shown. [Resident Frank MORRISON - says everyone is shook up.] Exxon's lawsuit detailed. [Teacher Joanne MINCHU - tells amount for which Exxon suing them.] [Widow Ester LANGFORD - says doesn't have money to pay Exxon.] Exxon noted suing local cemetery association, Salvation Army, Boy Scouts and Jarvis Christian College. [College president Chas.BERRY - says Jarvis can't pay.] Some residents noted fighting back. [MORRISON -comments on situation.] Exxon noted refusing comment. Exxon statement quoted. [LANGFORD - says Exxon's problem not her dilemma.] [Countersuing Exxon resident Ricky RUTHERFORD - comments on suing Salvation Army.] ["Thriving on Chaos" author Tom PETERS - describes situation.] [RUTHERFORD - says money is most important to Exxon.] [LANGFORD - comments on situation.] Residents' feelings of disillusionment noted.

Faw, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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