CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 28, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Grand Cnty., Colorado: Scott Pelley) Rising popularity of snow skiing reported resulting in increase in injuries and deaths; details given of death of child Carrie Meylor when she was hit by reckless skier Howard Heidel; scenes shown from slopes of Winter Park, Colorado. [Mother of victim Debi MEYLOR - describes her daughter's death.] [District attorney Greg LONG - comments on case.] Heidel's sentence outlined on screen. [Ski patrol spokesperson Sara RICHARDS - comments on dangers of crowded slopes.] Second reckless skiing case in Colorado cited; details given of accident in which Russell Wittman was injured. [Mother Sandy WITTMAN - comments on her son's shattered leg.] Ski industry response to cases noted.
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