ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 02, 1977
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(Studio) Death toll of Kentucky nightclub fire stands at 161. Cincinnati newspapers report that man dressed as police officer barred an exit where most died. Authorities seek to identify man. Another controversy develops from fire.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Southgate, Kentucky) Burial of Ohio fireman, victim of blaze, noted. Meanwhile state senate Tom Easterly charges state fire marshal knew Beverly Hills Supper Club wasn't safe, but said as early as December, that recommendations for change were getting nowhere. [EASTERLY - says marshal had gotten opposition with regard to changes, supposedly from superiors.] [Fire Marshal Warren SOUTHWORTH - doesn't recall conversation with Easterly.] Governor Julian Carroll won't comment. Source near fire marshal's office says conversation took place.
REPORTER: Bill Stewart
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