ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 16, 1979
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(Studio) Maine noted only state passing legislature to assist low-income families with heating costs.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(Gorham, ME) [PEOPLE - comment on heating expense.] Difficulties faced by Mary Tunberg, Arthur Morgan and Blanche Kinney with regard to heating bills examined; statistics listed on screen. Use of heating oil in US outlined; maps shown. [Louise GLASS - discusses situation.] [Dane Cnty.,WI, Community Action spokesperson Jay VERCAUTEREN - comments on limited income families.] Criticism of admin's assistance plan outlined. Morgan noted still paying off last winter's heating bills, as well as being ineligible for aid. [MORGAN - comments.] [TUNBERG - comments on asking for help.] [KINNEY - discusses bills, monthly income.] [People's Regional Opportunity Program spokesperson Ken FINNEGAN - says a certain number of elderly will die this winter because of fuel crisis; explains.] Federal aid said coming too late and is too little.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson