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Your Money (Weather Forecasting) #790424

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 19, 2005
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced. {Note: local weather map on screen}

(Washington: Jake Tapper) The battle in Congress over weather forecasting examined; details given about the taxpayer-funded National Weather Service, which has been aggressively sharing its data with taxpayers & the opposition to it from commercial weather companies. [Small Aircraft Owners & Pilots Assn. Phil BOYER†- says weather is essential for a pilot.] [AccuWeather vice president Barry†† Lee MYERS†- talks about competing with the government.] The law proposed by Senator Rick Santorum preventing competition from the National Weather Service noted. [SANTORUM - opposes the government competing with private enterprise.] [Senator Bill NELSON - says it is a matter of life & death for Floridians to know the weather.]

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Tapper, Jake

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