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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Panama City, Panama: John Qui
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Arrival of last of United States troops in Honduras while Nicaraguan troops may be disengaging from border clash with Contras reported Report introduced.
(DC: Bob Zelnick) Stmt. from administration that Honduras has formally requested assistance in transporting troops reported; restrictions on United States helicopters detailed. Map shown illustration seeming Sandinistas' return to Nicaraguan side of Coco River; reasons for pullback outlined on screen. Impt. of Bocay supply site to Contras explained. Contras' current lack of leverage at next peace negotiation meeting detailed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Stmt. from Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci that United States troops will not be in region long reported Report introduced.
(Tegucigalpa, Honduras: Gary Shepard) Mil. exercises by United States troops in Honduras reported; scenes shown of arrival of United States forces for joint training with Honduran units. [At Palmerola AFB, United States Ambassador to Honduras Everett BRIGGS - says Honduras asked for American support.] Confirmation by President Jose Azcona that he asked for United States help noted. Targeted supply depots reported remaining in Contra hands.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Winding down of border incident reported Report introduced.
(Managua, Nicaragua: Peter Collins) Review of military activity along Nicaragua-Honduras border featured; scenes shown of journalists imperiled by Honduran strafing attack. [Nicaraguan foreign minister Miguel D'ESCOTO - says Nicaraguan forces did not cross border.] Mtg. of vice president Sergio Ramirez Mercado with Roman Catholic Church and reconciliation council reported; church leaders said fearing Sandinistas will restore state of emergency. Incr. in civil unrest in Nicaragua reported; scenes shown of Mar. 6 protest in Masaya. Next week's peace talks previewed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Demonstrations against deployment of United States troops reported held at White House, San Francisco and elsewhere; scenes shown. Mtg. of UN Sec. Council at Nicaragua's request reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Recent indictments against Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North for his role in Iran/Contra affair reported Report introduced.
(DC: Dennis Troute) Announcement by North that he is leaving Marine Corps reported [NORTH - says he's retiring.] Reasons for resignation discussed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Commission study recommending that mail delivery, air traffic control, prison management and other government services be turned over to private sector reported Report introduced.
(DC: Sheilah Kast) Report of the President's Commission on Privatization examined; details given. [Commission president David LINOWES - says we should remove restrictions giving government a monopoly.] Recommendations on voucher system for public housing, Medicare, schooling outlined on screen. [AFSCME spokesperson Gerald McENTEE - says private sector will build in profit margin.] No sign that these recommendations by administration's commission will pass Congress noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Legal victory for American Medical Association in case where judge threw out grand jury subpoena calling for name of physician whose anonymous account of mercy killing appeared in American Medical Association journal reported
(Studio: Peter Jennings) 100th day of Palestinian uprisings in Israeli- occupied territories reported; incident in Gaza refugee camp noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Warning from Agriculture Department to West states that record low snowfalls in West could result in water shortages reported Report introduced.
(Near Boise, ID: Roger Caras) Possibility of another dry spell in West like that of last summer featured; scenes shown of forest fires, low water levels. [ID Governor Cecil ANDRUS - says it takes two years to refill reservoirs, so another dry year would be trouble.] Link of water supply and snowfall examined; estimation methods shown. [Agriculture Department spokesperson David JOHNSON - says preparedness is key to droughts.] Conservation issues detailed; scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Champion dogsled driver Susan Butcher featured. [BUTCHER - says it's neat to drive a dog team.] Butcher's third straight win in Iditarod race reported; route of race through Alaska shown on map. [BUTCHER - talks about Iditarod race and love of dogs.] Butcher's house in Eureka, AK, shown. [BUTCHER - says she has not had running water in years; describes lifestyle at home.] Alaskan husky dogs shown, described; scenes shown of training. [BUTCHER - talks about victory.] T-shirt seen in AK quoted: "land of beautiful dogs and fast women."