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Colorado / Hippie Vote #448312

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 19, 1970
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(Studio) Aspen, Colorado, pols. changing.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Aspen, Colorado) Ski boom commercialized Aspen; hippies like area, too; hippies may elect sheriff, coroner, and county commissioner [Hunter THOMPSON - says wants sheriff power to change things.] Thompson will limit drug arrests to pushers who overcharge, rename Aspen "Fat City" to stop commercializing of name. [THOMPSON - says wants pollution stopped; better to have power and use it than try to destroy it.] [Sheriff Carrol WHITMORE - says Thompson promises idle.]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

Briggs, Fred;
Chancellor, John

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