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Arizona / Flooding #81508

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 06, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan reported declaring more Arizona counties federal disaster areas; details given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Clifton, Arizona) Continued discovery of flood victims noted; films shown. Health conditions in Clifton, site of major flood destruction, described, shown; town's anger over lack of cleanup help from authorities examined. [Mary Lou GONZALEZ - cites lack of help for victims.] Claims that authorities provided relief services for Phelps Dodge Mining Company strike breakers 1st noted; atmosphere surrounding ongoing strike against copper mine recalled. [Phelps Dodge spokesperson John BOLLES - denies allegations.] Possible end to strike thought not dispelling divisiveness created in community by work stoppage. [Margaret SKIDMORE - fears hatred is permanent now.]

Jennings, Peter;
Rose, Judd

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