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West Warwick, Rhode Island / Nightclub Fire / Coffey Interview #722356

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Feb 22, 2003
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Live press conference shown with Jeffrey Derderian†, co-owner of The Station club in West Warwick, Rhode Island, where the devastating fire occurred. [DERDERIAN – breaks down while reading a statement expressing grief over the disaster; says the tragedy has claimed the lives of our friends; says he had no knowledge that pyrotechnics would be used by the band Great White; praises emergency workers and state & local officials.]

(West Warwick, Rhode Island: Bob Franken) The aftermath of the fire at The Station discussed; details given about the investigation into responsibility and identification of victims.

(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(West Warwick, Rhode Island: Jason Carroll) The story of one mother’s search for her missing daughter, Dina DeMaio††, an employee at The Station, presented. [Mother of missing victim Patricia BELANGER†- talks about the frustrating search of area hospitals for Dina; blames the band for the fire.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Live interview held with former US attorney Kendall Coffey† about the legal fallout from the Rhode Island incident. [In Miami, COFFEY – comments on criminal and civil responsibility in the case; suggests the band will be held liable.]

Reporter(s):
Lin, Carol;
Franken, Bob;
Carroll, Jason
Duration:
00:13:20

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