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(Studio: Dan Rather) House of Representatives reported voting against package with regard to Contra aid. President Dan. Ortega Saavedra reported proposing direct talks between Contras and Sandinistas in Nicaragua. Ortega noted asserting Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo's mediator role unnecessary. Contra leaders reported agreeing to talks only if Obando attends as witness.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan reported arriving in Washington, DC after NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) meeting in Brussels, Belgium. Reagan noted issuing warning to Panamanian general Manuel Antonio Noriega. Report introduced.
(Brussels, Belgium: Bill Plante) Reagan and Secretary of State George Shultz reported departing from NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit agenda to publicly denounce Noriega's actions. [SHULTZ - attacks Noriega.] [REAGAN - says Noriega's got to go.] Admin.'s economy pressure upon Panama outlined. [SHULTZ - comments on economy pressure.] Congress reported urging Reagan to impose total trade embargo against Panama. [Senator Alfonse D'AMATO - comments on proposed sanctions.] [Center for Strategic and International Studies spokesperson Eva LOSER - comments on situation.] Admin. sources quoted.
(Panama City, Panama: Richard Roth) Panama City's general strike featured; details given, scenes shown. Econs. quoted with regard to cash shortage in Panama. Panama's ousted president Eric Arturo Delvalle's proclamation reported publisher in US newspapers. Proclamation quoted on screen. [Opposition leader Ricardo ARIAS CALDERON - says anyone giving money to Noriega is throwing it away.] Reagan administration reported freezing Panamanian assets in United States and stopping payments for Panama Canal. Noriega quoted with regard to United States actions. Air Panama reported cancelling flights. [Mariella DELVALLE- describes situation and says Noriega feeling pressure.] Panamanians noted possibly blaming United States for economy troubles.
(Studio: Dan Rather) CBS-"New York Times" poll results given. Jesse Jackson and Vice President George Bush reported front-runners. "Super Tuesday" featured. Report introduced.
(Studio: Bruce Morton) Poll results illustration Bush compared to Robt Dole. Albert Gore&Michael Dukakis discussed. Jackson and Pat Robertson mentioned. Many south voters polled noted still undecided.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Florida's role in "Super Tuesday" featured. Report introduced.
(Miami, Florida: Eric Engberg) Vice President George Bush shown campaign in Florida. [BUSH - says will win Florida.] [Pol. reporter John VAN GIESON - comments on Bush's Florida campaign] Bush noted laying foundation for campaign years ago. [Car dealer Tommy THOMAS - praises Bush.] Most Florida leaders noted endorsing Bush. Florida's secretary of commerce, Jeb Bush, shown campaign for father. Bush's administration role in war on drugs and Money raised for Republican cands. noted helping in presidential campaign [Bush campaign spokesperson Mark GUZZETTA - says Bush's paid dues to Republican party] Florida's Cuban-Americans reported supporting Bush. [Pat ROBERTSON - campaigns. for Cuban-American vote.] Robertson noted not receiving much support from that sector. [La Esquina de Tejas manager Alex CHAMESO - tells how Bush ordered food.] Bush's link to Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, Felix Rodriguez, noted helping him in Florida; scenes shown. Dole noted trying to reignite Iran/Contra issue. [Jeb BUSH - says Dole won't win Florida.] Robertson and Dole's aims discussed. Dole aides quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) NATO's summit communique quoted. President Reagan mentioned. Report introduced.
(Dallas, Texas: David Martin) Maneuvers shown in West Germany. Division of opinion within NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) discussed with regard to United States missile replacements in Europe. [Ex-NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) commander General Bernard ROGERS - comments on missile.] Missile shown designed to replace lance missile. Pentagon noted also crafting nuclear version of missile. [NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) commander General John GALVIN - says can't do without missile.] West German government reported resisting United States bringing new nuclear missile into country [W. German ambassador to United States Juergen RUHFUS - says decision is NATO's.] Lance replacement missile discussed; details given, scenes from army tape shown. '83 protests by West Germans with regard to United States placing nuclear missiles in country recalled; scenes shown. [RUHFUS - wants missile numbers reduced not increase] Arms control pols. noted clashing with lance missile's replacement in Europe.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Afghan peace talks in Geneva, Switzerland, discussed. USSR -backed Afghan government reported agreeing to withdraw more quickly than previously intended. Rebel leaders quoted. Pakistan leaders reported calling for interim Afghan government
(Studio: Dan Rather) West German hostage in Beirut, Lebanon, Ralph Schray reported released by pro-Iranian kidnappers. Syrian soldiers reported taking Schray to Damascus, Syria, where turned over to West German embassy.
(Studio: Dan Rather; DC: Deborah Potter) Congress's Contra aid vote discussed. Democrats reported approving package prior to defeating it so Republicans couldn't offer own proposal; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(NYC: Peter Van Sant) Houston, Texas, jury reported awarding millions to family of Sandra Black, woman killed because husband hired hit man from ad. in "Soldier of Fortune" magazine [Victim's mother Marjorie EIMANN - says feels justice was done.] [Family attorney Ronald FRANKLIN - comments on case.] Hit man John Wayne Hearn's ad illus. Murder discussed; photos shown. Jury's ruling with regard to "Soldier of Fortune"'s negligence discussed. [Juror Larry GAINEY - comments on verdict.] Mag. publisher Robert Brown quoted with regard to appeal plans. [BROWN - comments on verdict's impact.] Other crimes linked to mag. ads. discussed; scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Supreme Court's pending decision on constitutionality of co. drug testing mentioned. United States Trans. Department reported proposing drug testing program for airline workers in safety-related jobs.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Senator reported voting to restrict most private industry from using polygraph tests on empls.; details given.
(Studio: Dan Rather) AIDS survey in New York City reported men with AIDS many more times likely to commit suicide than other men. "Journal of American Med. Association" mentioned publisher survey. Cornell Univ. medical center scientists quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Boston, Massachusetts, federal judge reported blocking implementation of President Reagan's policy with regard to abortion clinics and federal funding; details given. Federal courts in Denver, Colorado, and NYC, noted also blocking new rules which cut funds from clinics even mentioning abortion during consultations with patients.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Story of Texas "Love train" with conductor Jeb Love recalled. Boy named Jason Patterson from Atlanta, Texas, not disabled as was reported in story. Patterson merely boy with fascination for trains. [PATTERSON - says loves Love.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Ogden Nash quoted with regard to billbds. Report introduced.
(NYC: Morley Safer) US advertisement featured; details given, scenes shown. Experts noted asserting Americans don't pay attention to ads. [Pub. executive Christopher WHITTLE - comments on selective listening.] Ads. shown. Researchers quoted. [WHITTLE - comments on situation.] Los Angeles, California, legislature being passed to limit billbds. Baltimore, Maryland, advertisement on parking meters shown. ["Adwk." columnist Barbara LIPPERT - comments on overwhelming nature of ad.] New Jersey's Cardinal publisher noted printing church bulletins; details given, scenes shown. Impossibility of escaping information deluge noted. [Stallwords, Incorporated spokesperson Richard WEISMAN - comments on ads. in bathrooms.] [LIPPERT - comments on toilet ads.] California raisins noted American's favorite advertisement.