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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Incr. pressure on Attorney General Edwin Meese to step down in wake of resignations of Justice Department aides reported Report introduced.
(DC: Dennis Troute) Senator Strom Thurmond reported meeting with Meese to tell him many senior Republicans consider him a liability. [THURMOND - says won't stand for corruption in Justice Department] Thurmond said troubled by resignation of Dep. Attorney General Arnold Burns and questioning of Meese's ethics; Thurmond's letter quoted. [At press conf., MEESE - says he doesn't have later meeting with Thurmond; refuses to answer certain questions.] Resignation of criminal justice deputy William Weld recalled. [Senator Arlen SPECTER - says President Reagan should talk to Weld.] Reagan reported continue to back Meese. [Daughter Maureen REAGAN - says decision is up to President and Meese.]
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) International drug bust in United States and in Italy reported Report introduced.
(NYC: Bill O'Reilly) Arrest of cocaine and heroin drug traffickers in several United States cities and Palermo, Italy, reported; details given, scenes shown of arrests. [Attorney General Edwin MEESE - discusses export of cocaine from United States to Italy and smuggling back of heroin to US.] Explanation of US-Italy drug swap given; map shown. Federal war on Italian organized crime figs. reviewed; scenes shown of members of Genovese, Colombo and Luchese crime families. [US attorney Rudolph GIULIANI - discusses drug trade.] Drug-related crimes of Jamaican "posse" gangs noted.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Finding of cocaine-laden fishing trawler in Miami, Florida, by Coast Guard reported; details given, scenes shown.
(Panama City, Panama: John Qui
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Senator reported approving aid package to Nicaraguan Contras; President Reagan said set to sign bill.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Call by Congress for trade sanctions against Toshiba Company of Japan for selling high technology equipment to USSR reported President Reagan said set to veto whole trade bill if sanctions are included.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Secretary of State George Shultz reported en route to Middle East to promote peace plan.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(Tel Aviv, Israel: Dean Reynolds) Harsh stmts. about Palestinians by Israeli Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir during his visit to West Bank reported; scenes shown of Shamir and of unrest. Lifting of curfew in Gaza by Israelis reported
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Iraq's calling of temporary cease-fire in war of cities in Iran-Iraq war during visit of Turkey's premier reported Report introduced.
(No location given: Hilary Bowker) Attack by Iranian warship on Cyprus supertanker in Persian Gulf reported; details given, scenes shown. [Voice of Captain VAN LYK - says we are fighting big fire.] Recent escalation of tanker war by Iran and Iraq noted.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Announcement by Pentagon of agreement by Vietnam to turn over remains of 27 missing United States personnel reported Report introduced.
(Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Ken Kashiwahara) War movie "Platoon", called "Trung" "Doi "in Vietnamese, reported being shown across nation in Vietnam; scenes shown from movie and of Vietnamese watching movie. [American Vietnam veteran Bruce BURNS - describes watching movie with Vietnamese audience.] [VIETNAMESE - express reactions to movie.] Newspaper reviews of movie quoted. Reasons for showing movie in Vietnam detailed.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Announcement of Pulitzer Prize awards reported; "Charlotte Observer" story on Jim and Tammy Bakker's misuse of funds noted. Black writer Toni Morrison reported winning literature prize for book "Beloved".
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Problem of filling minimum wage service jobs reported Report introduced.
(Saint Louis, Missouri: Charles Thomas) Hiring of aged persons for low-paying jobs featured; details given, scenes shown. [Retirees Rudy RUZICA, Delores COLOMBO -discuss new jobs.] Active recruitment of older adults detailed. [Grocery chain spokesperson Tom HOSKISON - comments.] TV ad from McDonald's Corp. shown. [Labor Department spokesperson Phil RONES - explains decline in youth labor force.] [RUZICA - comments on pay.]
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Stk. Mkt. Report
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(NYC: Richard Threlkeld) Dispute between New York City newspaper gossip columnists "Suzy" at "New York Post" and James Revson at "Newsday" reported; details given of Suzy's column, written from a press release, about who was at big bash at Metropolitan Museum. [REVSON - claims he didn't intentionally cut Suzy down.] Suzy's response to Revson's column quoted. [REVSON - asks if he looks like a rat.] Suzy's defense quoted. [Columnist Diana McLELLAN - discusses battle.]