ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 07, 1978
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(Studio) Beginning action noted in President Carter's order to invoke Taft-Hartley Act in coal strike.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(Studio) Actions of Virginia Governor John Dalton in response to continued strike and preparation for results of Taft-Hartley order noted. Question concerning destination of coal that is being produced cited.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(No location given) Conditions with regard to coal supply in Omaha area and capacity to sell electricity to E. states described. Report from regional power grids that they could generate more electricity to be sold to coal-short states and reasons for energy-critical areas' conservation in buying this available electricity outlined. Omaha's electrical capacity to also service Evansville, IN, cited as example of situation.
REPORTER: Ron Miller (KETV newsfilm)
(Cumberland, MD) Layoffs at Cumberland, MD, Kelly-Springfield Tire plant given as example of effect of strike on industry [MAN - tells worker on phone there's no work today.] [Carl RICE - states company now tries to cut everyone one day per week] [Don LAMBERT - needs job for support. Has been furloughed before.] Power cuts in nearby West Virginia areas noted. [Tire plant manager Kenneth WILSON - understands there'll be fine for those not meeting power cut requirements.] Power company affected is Potomac Edison.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson