ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 02, 1978
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(Studio) Possible end to coal strike soon reported Earlier report on how West Virginia miner Gary Totten planned to make ends meet during strike and update on Totten's situation noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Powellton, West Virginia) Details of Totten's life since beginning of UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) strike in December given; use of savings in payment of medical bill for daughter Tracy noted. Totten's mtgs. with other miners, at Pete Lopez' gas station, to talk about strike and hopes for contract cited. [Miner Ronnie MEREDITH - states items he wants in contract.] [June TOTTEN - cites ways they've managed so far. Thinks miners should stay out to get demands.] [TOTTEN - thinks banks ought to go along with miners for while because they make money off miners. Says there's no sense in going back same way they came out.] This noted as prevailing feeling among striking miners.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson
(Studio) Govt. recommendation for ban on unvented gas space heaters because of links to deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning reported.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
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