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Rock Springs, Wyoming #499825

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 20, 1978
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(Studio) Report on boom town of Rock Springs, Wyoming.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Rock Springs, Wyoming) Population explosion in Rock Springs area due to discoveries of coal, oil, and natural gas described. Problems in town due to money flowing in listed. Residents' reaction to recent murder of under- cover policeman Michael Rosa outside Silver Dollar Bar, allegedly by Public Safety director Edward Cantrell, noted. Cantrell's reported concern that Rosa might tell grand jury about official corruption in undercover drug probes. [Radio reporter Bill LUZMOOR - describes effect killing has had on town.] [Mayor Paul WATAHA - reacts to Cantrell's action.] Grand jury investigation of crime and corruption in Rock Springs and Sweetwater Cnty. reported; expected indictments mentioned.
REPORTER: Bill Sternoff (KUTV newstape, Salt Lake City, UT)

Chancellor, John;
Sternoff, Bill

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