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(Studio: Dan Rather) Panama's economy crisis reported worsening as general Manuel Antonio Noriega unable to pay hundreds of government empls. Report introduced.
(Panama City, Panama: Juan Vasquez) Angry empls. shown protesting lack of pay. [Dockworker Lydia SMITH - says wants money.] Schoolteachers' demonstration shown turning into riot. Govt. noted wanting to pay government empls. in bonds. [Schoolteacher Martin BROWN - says can't eat bonds.] Govt. mentioned planning to sell food at discount. [Ousted President Eric Arturo DELVALLE - says Noriega on way out.] [Mfrs. Association president Carlos VALENCIA (Central Intelligence Agency) - says government empls. no longer support Noriega regime.] Nurses and other public servants shown waving dollar bills in protest.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Israeli troops reported cracking down on Palestinians in Israel's occupied territories. Prime Min. Yitzhak Shamir reported arriving in DC to discuss situation. Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) Shamir reported refusing to compromise position by accepting Secretary of State George Shultz's Mideast peace plan. Shamir quoted. [SHAMIR - says Israel must be recognized as state before peace can be achieved.] Shultz's peace plan illustration [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - comments on plan's aim.] Shamir noted insisting '78 Camp David accord be used as guide to peace. United States officials mentioned asserting Camp David approach not appropriate in this instance. [SHAMIR - comments on situation.] American Jews shown demonstrating in support of Shamir in NYC. Letter from group of conservative Senators to Shultz quoted on screen. [Senator William ARMSTRONG - urges support of Israel.] Violent scenes shown from West Bank, Israel; details given. [American Jew I.F. STONE - urges Shamir to talk to PLO.] White House officials quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Robert Dole reported insisting on remaining in race, despite Vice President George Bush's commanding lead in polls. Elizabeth Dole and Richard Nixon reported advising Dole to continue campaign
(Studio: Dan Rather) Jesse Jackson and Paul Simon reported favored in Illinois primary. Michael Dukakis' campaign strategy outlined; possibilities of brokered convention mentioned. Report introduced.
(Springfield, Illinois: Bruce Morton) Democrat cands.' pre-Illinois primary activities discussed; details given, scenes shown. Senator Albert Gore quoted. [Michael DUKAKIS - says broker convention would be disastrous.] [Paul SIMON - campaigns.] [Jesse JACKSON - says will win.] Jackson's success featured. [Jackson campaign advisor Ann LEWIS - comments on Jackson's widening margin of support.] Jackson's constituency outlined. [Sociologist William SAMPSON - says Jackson's success will ultimately elect Vice President George Bush.] [JACKSON - campaigns.] Jackson's prospects described.
(Boston, Massachusetts: Lesley Stahl) Michael Dukakis' critics quoted. ["Boston Phoenix" editor Richard GAINES - comments on Dukakis' fins.] [Dukakis' financial chairperson Bob FARMER -comments on money Dukakis raised.] Greek and Jewish Americans reported heavily supportive of Dukakis. [DUKAKIS - praises wife.] [GAINES - comments on Jewish wife.] Dukakis' financial strength noted enabling him to campaign in many parts of country simultaneously. Dukakis noted vying for Paul Simon's supporters. Dukakis shown dancing to Greek music in order to combat cold image. Dukakis compared to Vice President George Bush.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Senator Joseph Biden reported entering hospital after doctors found blood clot in lung. Walter Reed Army Med. Center doctors quoted re: Biden's condition
(Studio: Dan Rather) Demonstrations protesting tomorrow's execution of Willie Darden in Tallahassee, Florida, reported occurring outside United States embassy in Stockholm, Sweden. Pope John Paul II, Andrei Sakharov and Amnesty International mentioned making earlier appeals. Report introduced.
(Atlanta, Georgia: Bruce Hall) Protests against Darden's execution shown outside prison. [Death penalty opponent Reesce JOYNER - gives opinion re: death penalty.] Darden's claims of innocence asserted. [Florida Governor Bob MARTINEZ - says Darden's rights have not been violated.] Background info. given of crime for which Darden convicted. [Prosecutor Ray McDANIEL - says Darden would kill for fun.] Darden noted requesting new trial. [DARDEN - says is innocent.] Appeals not expected.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Asian drug smuggler Johnny Kong reported arrested and charged with drug smuggling in NYC; details given of Kong's forged Costa Rican passport.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Impact of crack cocaine upon United States featured. Report introduced.
(San Francisco, California: David Dow) San Francisco police reported having to escort buses due to increase in drug-related crimes. [Bus driver Earl BRADLEY - comments on frightening situation.] Violence against bus passengers and drivers described; details given, scenes shown. [Driver Dwight JOHNS - describes attack.] Police reported asserting violence triggered by crack cocaine sales in that section of city. [San Francisco police department Captain Frank REED - comments on connection between violence and crack.] Drug dealers noted becoming increasingly brazen; scenes shown. [Voice of police ofr. Clift FOGARTY - comments on children selling drugs.] [BRADLEY - says sometimes has to wait for dealers to complete transactions before able to continue driving.] Police and residents quoted with regard to police escorts. [Mother Barbara PLUMMER - says kids out of control.] Mayor reported adding narcotics agents to area. Police noted being outnumbered by dealers.
(Studio: Dan Rather) "48 Hrs." broadcast time announced.
(Studio: Dan Rather) United States Senators reported approving international effort to preserve ozone layer of earth's atmosphere; treaty outlined.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Kremlin official quoted with regard to USSR withdrawal from Afghanistan. Pakistan reported still insisting upon transitional Afghan government at UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva, Switzerland. Report introduced
(Moscow, USSR : John Sheahan) USSR soldier shown singing ballad of friends dying in Afghan war. Group reported starting as support organization for troubled soldiers and now emerging as vocal anti-war movement. "Returning", documentary with regard to Afghan war, reported shown to small group in Moscow. Documentary reported showing wounded USSR soldiers for first time to USSR audience. Vets. organization noted telling of war horrors through songs; scenes shown of war while lyrics quoted. Vets. organization reported pressuring Kremlin to pub. secret casualty figs.
(Studio: Dan Rather) "Philadelphia Inquirer" reported breaking story re: Dallas, Texas, woman hiring Delta force commandos to get daughter out of Jordan. State Department noted having declared woman's Arab ex-husband had custody of daughter; details given of mission.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Detroit, Michigan: Bob Faw) '85 births of Frustaci sextuplets recalled; details given, scenes shown. Med. dilemma of premature births and corresponding death rates resulting from in vitro fertilization reported [WOMAN - discusses having more fetuses than could carry and then being advised to abort some fetuses.] Selective termination outlined. [WOMAN - comments on pain.] [MAN - comments on wife's situation.] [Prenatal specialist Dr. Mark EVANS - says parents had to make choice if wanted any of fetuses to survive.] [National Right to Life Committee Dr. John WILLKE - says selective termination barbaric and medically unethical.] Doctors quoted re: selective termination. [Med. ethicist George ANNAS - comments on situation.] Some doctors reported favoring selective termination because of previous malpractice suits. [EVANS - comments on situation.] Cruelty of making parents decide which children should live and die emphasized. [WOMAN - says memory painful but had no choice if wanted any of children to survive.]