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Heat Wave #383430

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 03, 1998
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Continuing heat wave across much of United States reported; over 100 heat-related fatalities reported.

(Bryan County, OK: Jim Axelrod) Shipments of hay sent to Oklahoma reported; hotline for farmers in need noted. [GUARDSMAN - says this is the first time he has worked with cows.] [Rancher Sammy ADAMS - shows how dry his field is and how much he needs hay.] [Bryan County extension agent Clay JONES - describes seriousness of drought.] [Rancher Sammi Jo ADAMS - says what hay she has will not last long.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Dallas: Bob McNamara) Drop in crime rate during the Texas heat wave the rise in domestic problems reported; chart shown of drop in crime rates in Dallas. [Dallas police officer Tom MOORE - says business is slow; thought the heat would cause more problems.] [Dallas police chief Ben CLICK - says the crime drop is a pleasant surprise; explains reason.] [Genesis Women's shelter Jan LANGBEIN - explains increase in assaults.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Prediction that first half of 1998 will be considered hottest ever worldwide reported.

Axelrod, Jim;
McNamara, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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