CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 09, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reports introd.
(DC: Lesley Stahl) President Bush reported urging Panama's dictator Manuel Noriega to relinquish power. [BUSH - says the people did not elect Noriega's cand.] White House spokesperson quoted with regard to use of force and economy sanctions to oust Noriega. [Senator Bob GRAHAM - urges immediate action.] [Observer Jimmy CARTER - urges Bush to proceed with caution.] [Senator John McCAIN - says indictments against Noriega should be dropped if he would leave.]
(Panama City, Panama: Juan Vasquez) Panama's media reported declaring that Noriega's candidate won election [MAN - (thru translator) comments.] Noriega reported ordering tanks in sts. to prevent demonstrations. [Opposition vice presidential candidate Ricardo ARIAS CALDERON - says polls show that Guillermo Endara won election] Panamanian harassment of United States forces here discussed. [Yesterday, Ambassador Arthur DAVIS - comments.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: David Martin) Bush reported considering whether or not he will send brigade of several thousand combat troops into Panama to reinforce existing nos. there. Bush's options listed on screen and discussed. Pentagon noted not wanting to send more troops to Panama.