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ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 31, 2003
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(Washington: Peter Jennings) The latest statistics on the damages from the wildfires in southern California cited.

(San Diego: Brian Rooney) The second-guessing about whether the Cedar fire in San Diego COunty could have been prevented examined; scenes shown of the early hours of the fire; details given about the California Department of Forestry's decision not to use tanker planes on the fire the first night. [Helicopter pilot Dave WELDON†- expresses frustration.] [San Diego County supervisor Dianne JACOBS†- asks why the fire was not put out.] [Governor Gray DAVIS - talks about aircraft & the law.] San Diego's limited firefighting capacity noted. [University of California at San Diego political science department professor Steven ERIE†- says county fire services are underfunded.]

(Washington: Peter Jennings) President Bush's plans to view the fire damage next Tuesday noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Rooney, Brian

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