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Weather / Texas #66292

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 30, 1980
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(Studio) No. of deaths from current heat wave noted; Dallas, in its 21st day of heat wave, noted making special arrangements for utility customers due to air conditioning bills.
REPORTER: Max Robinson (WFAA film/tape)

(S. Texas) Impact of heat on crops and animals examined; films shown. [Rancher Joe FINLEY - discusses situation.] Probable steps taken by Finley to salvage as much of the herd as possible outlined; possibility that current drought is on magnitude of those coming every qtr. century considered. [FINLEY - recalls last drought in `50's.] Impact on large areas of South and Southwest if current heat wave is cyclical drought noted.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

(Chicago, Illinois) Satellite photos, diagrams of weather belts across US shown, discussed; impact of heat on Arkansas chicken farms, Colorado forest fires, especially that in White River National Forest, noted. Possible rel. between last year's oil slick in Gulf of Mexico and current heat wave explained.
REPORTER: John Coleman (KATV, KBTV newstapes)

Coleman, John;
Murphy, Charles;
Robinson, Max

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