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New Haven, Connecticut / AIDS: Clean Needle Dilemma #329862

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 05, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(New Haven, Connecticut: Richard Schlesinger) AIDS activist Ron Parker reported arrested for distributing clean needles to drug abusers in New Haven, Connecticut; details given of program and law, scenes shown. [PARKER - says he'll sacrifice his life to save others.] [Drug ADDICT - praises Parker.] [Former New York health commissioner Dr. Stephen JOSEPH - supports program.] Similar programs across country noted; scenes shown. [Tacoma, WA, city councilman Greg MYKLAND - says program encourages drug abuse.] [Former addict Cheryl LANE - says program got her into treatment.] Parker's upcoming trial in Boston, Massachusetts, noted.

Rather, Dan;
Schlesinger, Richard

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