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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan's veto of civil rights bill discussed; Vice President George Bush mentioned supporting Reagan's position. Congress reported overriding veto. Report introduced.
(DC: Phil Jones) [OPERATOR - asks caller if supports Reagan's position.] Senators shown preparing to attempt veto override. [Senator Lowell WEICKER - urges bill be passed.] Legis. reported in response to '84 Supreme Court ruling with regard to Pennsylvania's Grove City College case. College officials reported separating intramural sports according to gender; details given of Supreme Court's ruling. Congress legislature reported revoking all federal aid to insts. if any discrimination proven to exist. [REAGAN - criticizes legislature] [Senator Strom THURMOND - says bill dangerous.] Moral Majority's opinion with regard to legislature quoted on screen. [Jerry FALWELL - says bill will protect homosexuals.] [Senator George MITCHELL - describes bill.] Robert Dole quoted with regard to his support for Reagan. [Later, DOLE - says President made mistake.] Bush quoted. No. of Republicans voting to override veto given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Cost of postage stamps reported being raised to 25 cents. Report introduced.
(Atlanta, Georgia: Peter Van Sant) Postal rate increase discussed. [US Postal Service spokesperson John GRIESEMER - announces increase] [PEOPLE - criticize rate hike.] Post Ofc. hrs. noted being cut, modernization programs mentioned being halted and Saturday delivery possibly ceasing. Post Ofc. financial losses and rate hikes over past decadeillus. [Pak Mail Incorporated spokesperson Ron BROWN - says Post Ofc.'s problems will benefit his business] [MAN - says will start using private postal services.] [PEOPLE - comment on rate hike.] Postal critics quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Several state govts. reported filing suit against insurance companies Prosecutor quoted. Ins. companies spokesperson noted denying charges. Report introduced.
(Lafayette, California: Jerry Bowen) Lafayette, California, problems in getting liability insurance for playgrounds discussed. [Ex-Lafayette mayor Richard HOLMES - says companies should be subject to law.] Plymouth, California, liability insurance difficulties detailed. [Mayor Gene BECK - says was devastating to close swimming pool.] California and other states noted filing suit against major insurance companies, asserting that crisis was manufactured by insurance industry Companies facing conspiracy charges listed on screen. [California attorney general John Van de KAMP - discusses companies' alleged conspiracy.] Companies noted being accused of forcing high rates and limited coverage upon industry through trade association influence. [Ins. Services Ofc., Incorporated spokesperson Rich MATHIAS - denies charges.] [Hartford Ins. Group spokesperson Steve MARTIN - denies charges.] [San Francisco, California, city attorney Louise RENNE - tells of complaints from those unable to obtain liability insurance] Lawsuit's aims outlined.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Pensacola, Florida: Rita Braver) Dishonesty problems with professional fund- raising featured; details given, scenes shown. [Exchangette Club spokesperson Billie Jean MILLARD - says only made few dollars after being led to believe by International All-Star Circus that they would raise thousands.] International All-Star Circus' deductions from profits illustration [North Carolina attorney general Lacy THORNBURGH - says professional fund-raisers should charge reasonable fee instead of unlimited amts.] North Carolina fund-raising study illustration North Carolina reported passing law forcing fund- raiser to give reasonable amts. raised to charity and to inform contributors what percentage actually went to charity. Several charities noted opposing legislature [National Federal of Blind spokesperson Hazel STALEY - says needs professional representatives to aid in fund-raising.] Lower courts reported ruling that forcing fund-raisers to tell contributors how much went to charity interferes with their first amendment rights to free speech. [Attorney for charities and fund-raisers Errol COPILEVITZ - comments on situation.] [THORNBURGH - says fund-raisers aren't charity, but business making profits.] Supreme Court reported to decide whether or not states have authority to limit professional fund-raising.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Michael Dukakis reported garnering Senator Bill Bradley's endorsement. Bradley's support noted aiding Dukakis in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania primaries. Endorsement noted also pressuring New York Governor Mario Cuomo to endorse candidate or enter race himself.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Sapoa, Nicaragua: John Blackstone) Sandinista-Contra peace talks reported continuing in Sapoa; details given, scenes shown. Sandinista and Contra peace proposals illustration and discussed. [Contra spokesperson Bosco MATAMOROS - cites Contra aims.] Distrust between sides noted continuing; details given. [Ex- Contra leader Arturo CRUZ - 557
comments on situation.] Sandinista spokesperson reported claiming President Reagan practicing terrorism toward Nicaraguan people by requesting that Congress approve more Contra aid. Contra TV ad requesting more aid shown. Contra source quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan and State Department officials reported rejecting Panamanian general Manuel Antonio Noriega's proposal to resign from military post but still maintain control over government State Department official quoted. Opposition leaders in Panama quoted. Report introduced.
(Panama City, Panama: Doug Tunnell) Panamanian troops shown patrolling lines at gas stations; rumors reported abounding with regard to fuel shortages. General strike noted continuing. Noriega's strategy of easing pressure upon his regime noted failing. [Min. of commerce Mario ROGNONI - says United States has no right to decide Panamanian issues.] Some Panamanians noted calling for American withdrawal from Panama. [Panama Canal employment Joe CICERO - says leaving region.] [Wife Marsha CICERO - says Americans no longer welcome in Panama.] Tensions between United States and Panama noted escalating. [WOMAN - says United States needs to do what did in Grenada.] Sources noted asserting approximately half of Panamanians would support United States military intervention to oust Noriega. [WOMAN - urges United States to help because doesn't want country to be like Nicaragua or El Salvador.] Panamanians noted confused with regard to United States troops being in Honduras while their country remains in crisis.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Secretary of State George Shultz and USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze reported continue to meet in Washington, DC with regard to START treaty. Men shown presiding over opening of communications center designed to prevent accidental nuclear war; center noted updated version of "DC-Moscow hotline."
(Studio: Dan Rather) Iranian gunboats reported attacking tankers in Persian Gulf; dead and injured numbers given. Iraqi missile reported being fired into Tehran, Iran. Iraqi warplanes noted dropping chemical bombs on border villages. Report introduced.
(London, England: Tom Fenton) Gruesome scenes shown from villages after being attacked by chemical bombs; details given. Survivors noted suffering agonizing aftereffects. Iraq's use of poison gases discussed. [Mideast expert Francis TUSA - says Iraq won't suffer repercussions from action.] Civilians noted becoming victims of war at alarming rate. Attacks upon merchant ships in Gulf noted claiming more civilian lives; scenes shown. [Voice of CREWMBR. - cites number dead after attack.] United States and British warships noted having marginal impact upon situation.
(Studio: Dan Rather) France's President Francois Mitterrand reported declaring candidacy for reelec.; scenes shown. Mitterrand's opponents noted being Jacques Chirac and Ray. Barre.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Govt.'s figs. on durable goods illustration
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Tokyo, Japan: Barry Petersen) Japanese consumer revolution featured; details given, scenes shown. [WOMAN - (thru translator) says items have to be fake due to inexpensive prices.] Japanese noted long associating high prices with high quality. [Bus. consultant Thomas ZENGAGE - explains Japanese business loyalties.] Strong yen noted making foreign products cheaper than Japanese. Japanese home shopping program shown. [MAN - says Japanese pay too much money for products.] Japanese trade officials reported bringing own products back from United States to sell for less. Japanese companies reported possibly raising export prices to maintain profits.