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(Studio: Dan Rather) Robert Dole's campaign reported fading and Jack Kemp noted withdrawing from presidential race. Dole reported privately considering withdrawal. Report introduced.
(Chicago, Illinois: Bob Schieffer) Dole shown campaign in Chicago, Illinois. Dole's campaign aides quoted with regard to withdrawal possibilities. [Dole campaign manager William BROCK - says Dole won't withdraw.] Dole noted needing to win Illinois primary in order to continue race. [DOLE - says is fighter.] [Dole pollster Linda DIVALL - says Vice President George Bush has nomination] Dole's challenge to Bush for debate discussed. [BUSH - declines Dole's offer.] Pat Robertson discussed. [ROBERTSON - says Dole can stop Bush in Illinois.] Dole's staff reported being drastically reduced and television ads. in Chicago noted being discont. Dole aide quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather; Chicago, Illinois: Bob Schieffer) Dole's prospects discussed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Michael Dukakis, Albert Gore and Jesse Jackson featured. Democratic party reported facing brokered convention Jackson and Paul Simon noted expecting to do well in Illinois. Gore noted having to prove is national candidate Report introduced.
(Chicago, Illinois: Bruce Morton) Gore quoted with regard to Dukakis. [GORE - compares Dukakis to George McGovern and Walter Mondale.] Gore's challenges in undermining Dukakis' support listed. [DUKAKIS - refuses to respond to Gore's remarks.] [GORE - calls for change.] [Richard GEPHARDT - says will change cntry.] [GORE - calls for new approach.] [Gary HART - calls for new ideas for future.] [GORE - refers to Harry Truman and Franklin Roosevelt.] Simon noted comparing himself to Truman for mos. Gore's vitriolic attack upon other cands. noted indicating he must think will actually win.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Hart reported withdrawing from race tomorrow in Colorado. FEC noted ruling Hart no longer eligible for matching campaign funds after "Super Tuesday" debacle.
(Studio: Dan Rather) House of Representatives reported increase pressure upon President Reagan to act on Panamanian crisis caused by general Manuel Antonio Noriega's refusal to resign. Reagan administration's dealings with Noriega recalled. Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) Expected United States actions against Noriega illustration US mentioned recognizing Eric Arturo Delvalle as constitutional president of Panama. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - says economy pressure upon Panama is working.] Panamanian funds being frozen in United States banks reviewed. Reagan admin. noted resisting total trade embargo against Panama. [Assistant Secretary of State Elliott ABRAMS - says financial pressure effective.] [Panamanian ambassador to US Juan B. SOSA - comments on situation.] House of Representatives reported passing non- binding resolution calling for Noriega's resignation. [Representative Mel LEVINE - calls Noriega thug.] Other White House sanctions against Panama mentioned. Reagan administration's strategy outlined.
(Panama City, Panama: Richard Roth) Cash shortage in Panama featured; details given, scenes shown. Panamanian army noted Noriega's defense and also his weakness. [Attorney Tomas HERRERA - comments on economy crisis.] Saint demonstrations shown. Experts quoted with regard to opposition movement. [Anti- Noriega hsewife. Gilda FERRER - comments on nonviolent nature of opposition.] Noriega's base of support noted nation's poor and government empls. Crowd shown cheering Noriega and then receiving food. [Pol. scientist George PRIESTLEY - comments on situation.] Army noted powerful enough to depose Noriega.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Jury reported convicting teen murderer Rod Matthews of adult second degree murder charges in Dedham, Massachusetts. Youth reported beating classmate to death so he could experience sensation of killing someone. Matthews reported sentenced to life imprisonment.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Studio: Harold Dow) United States runaway situation discussed. Reasons why children run away from home listed; details given, scenes shown. ["MARK" - says tested positive for AIDS virus.] "Mark" noted representative of hundreds of runaways. [Dr. James KENNEDY - says many runaways have contracted AIDS.] Kennedy noted practicingmed. at Covenant House refuge for runaways in NYC. Kennedy quoted with regard to AIDS' spread among New York City runaways. [KENNEDY - says boys and girls prostitute bodies and travel throughout cntry., spreading disease.] "Mark" quoted with regard to number of sex partners. ["MARK" - says desperate for money.] [KENNEDY - comments on adults exploiting children.] [Voice of "MARK" - describes loneliness.] Covenant House spokesperson quoted with regard to AIDS and teen prostitution.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Bdcst. time of "48 Hrs.: On Runaway Saint" announced; details of program given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) DC's Gallaudet Univ., nation's only liberal arts college for hearing impaired, reported closed due to student protests. Report introduced.
(DC: Lem Tucker) Students reported claiming university will remain closed until person who is hearing impaired receives position as president; details given, scenes shown. Bd. of trustees reported naming Elisabeth Ann Zinser pres. Zinser noted neither deaf nor able to use sign language. [Gallaudet admin. Prof. Howard BUSBY - (thru translator) criticizes board of trustees.] Student-faculty coalition reported calling for Zinser and board chairperson Jane Spilman to resign. [STUDENT - (thru translator) comments on situation.] Students quoted. [STUDENT - (thru translator) says needs deaf role model.] Issue noted becoming of national interest [Postal OFFICIAL - indicates support for students.] [Representative Barney FRANK - comments on prejudice.] [Equal Empl. Opportunity Commission (EEOC) commissioner Evan KEMP - describes situation in which disabled can't representative themselves.] March to Capitol Hill announced.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Chas., Prince of Wales reported skiing in Switzerland when avalanche began. Charles noted escaping injury while friend killed in accident.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Tass quoted with regard to hijacking attempt of USSR jet. Siberian family of jazz musicians reported setting off bomb while plane on ground near Leningrad; death toll given. Hijackers noted demanding plane fly to London, England, prior to being killed by USSR troops.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Singer Andy Gibb's death announced. Gibb's career recalled; scenes shown. Gibb's brothers noted forming pop group called "The Bee Gees." Gibb's cocaine addiction mentioned.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Long-distance runner Glenn Cunningham's death announced. Details given of Cunningham's running talents; scenes shown from '36 Olympic games.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Panhandle, Texas: Bob McNamara) Windmills featured. [Windmill collector J.B. BUCHANAN - comments on windmills.] Some windmills in West noted no longer in use. [Windmill historian T. Lindsay BAKER - comments on windmills.] Buchanan's collection featured. [BUCHANAN - tells why loves windmills.] [BAKER - praises windmills.] [Collector Don HUNDLEY - comments on obsession with windmills.] [BUCHANAN - comments on abandoned windmills.] Windmills noted taming West like six-gun never could.