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Illinois Firemen's Strike #498755

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 11, 1978
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(Studio) Recent firemen's strike in Normal, Illinois, for which firemen were sent to jail part-time, noted. Release of firemen reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Normal, Illinois) Firemen's situation in strike and in imprisonment described, using example of fireman Don Beavers' experience; hardship on family, especially wife, Linda, noted. [BEAVERS - thinks it was test to see if firemen would stick together; thinks they passed.] [City attorney Frank MILES - says fire department will be replaced and rebuilt to work under city officials, not union, if that's what it takes.] Contd. stalemate in strike noted.

(Studio) Birth today of another son to Don and Linda Beavers announced.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Kur, Bob

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