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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan reported threatening to veto trade bill requiring companies to warn workers of plant closings and layoffs. Report introduced.
(DC: Phil Jones) Bill reported taking House of Representatives years to draft. [REAGAN - says will veto bill.] 60-day warning of plant closings and layoffs discussed. [Labor Secretary Anne McLAUGHLIN - criticizes bill.] Bill's premises illustration Democrats reported making trade campaign '88 issue. [Representative Edward MARKEY - attacks Reagan administration's stance on trade.] [AFL-CIO spokesperson Robert McGLOTTEN - criticizes Reagan administration] [Treasury Secretary James BAKER - attacks protectionism.] Senator expected to pass bill; president veto noted able to be overridden.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Minneapolis, Minnesota: Ray Brady) Bud Schulte, who was informed day prior to plant closing he would not have job, featured. [SCHULTE - says found notice posted on bulletin board] Government survey results with regard to notification of employees of plant closing illustration; various companies across country listed. Unions noted promoting 60-day notice of plant closings while business opposing. [National Association of Manufacturers spokesperson Renee REYMOND -defends business] Business' concerns listed. Ex-Iowa Pork employment Rosie Jordan noted waiting mos. before able to enter retraining program. [JORDAN - says had no notice of plant closing.] [SCHULTE - comments on situation.] Measure noted likely to become law regardless of President Reagan's opinion.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Secretary of State George Shultz reported arriving in Moscow, USSR , for summit preparations. White House spokesperson quoted with regard to possibility of long-range nuclear missile treaty being ready to sign by summit. Democratic party officials noted claiming Republicans trying to dramatize situation with suspense. Senator Sam Nunn noted expressing reservations with regard to INF treaty. Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) Reagan reported urging Senator to ratify INF treaty before Moscow, USSR , summit next month; Mikhail Gorbachev mentioned. [In Springfield, Massachusetts, REAGAN - comments on situation.] [Senator Robert BYRD - criticizes Reagan's tactic.] Reagan noted deliberately downplaying possibilities of new strategic arms treaty. [REAGAN - comments on future arms treaty.] Shultz shown in Moscow meeting with refuseniks. [SHULTZ - comments on human rights issues.] Reagan noted expected to push for human rights reform at Moscow summit.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Pentagon reported revealing planning and execution of US naval strike against Iran in Persian Gulf. President Reagan reported personally ordering strike against small Iranian gunboats even though they were not then attacking United States forces. Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci noted ordering Iranian warship be spared. Report introduced.
(DC: Eric Engberg) Iranian warship called Sabalan featured; details given, scenes shown. [Pentagon spokesperson Dan HOWARD - comments on ship's savagery.] Sabalan noted hiding between tankers so United States couldn't hit it. Defense Department photograph shown of Iranian ship being bombed. Iranian high command noted ordering Sabalan to attack and when United States planes asked permission to bomb Sabalan, Carlucci denied request. Carlucci and joint chiefs chairperson William Crowe reported consulting only once with White House during battle. NSC advisor Colin Powell reported going to Reagan and requesting permission to attack gunboats; Reagan's reply quoted on screen. [HOWARD - blames Iranian government for skirmish.] Crowe quoted with regard to killing people.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Pro-Iranian kidnappers of United States Marine Lieutenant Colonel William Higgins reported announcing will place hostage on trial for spying; photo shown, details of kidnapping recalled. Lebanese radio station noted announcing Higgins had already been killed; broadcast unconfirmed.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Pentagon reported announcing United States troops in Panama opened fire upon intruders on base. Panamanian general Manuel Noriega reported ridiculing American troops; Noriega quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Albert Gore reported withdrawing from campaign '88 race. Pennsylvania primary discussed. Jesse Jackson reported intimating deserves to be selected for vice president slot. Michael Dukakis noted asserting undecided who to choose. Dukakis and Vice President George Bush discussed. Report introduced.
(DC: Bob Schieffer) [GORE - withdraws from race.] Gore noted not releasing delegates until convention [GORE - praises Dukakis and slights President Reagan and Bush.] Democratic party leaders noted fearing Dukakis' lack of charisma will hurt him. [President historian James David BARBER - says Americans may be tired of theatrical excitement.] Bush and Dukakis' orgs. compared. [BUSH - campaigns.] [DUKAKIS - campaigns.] Both cands. noted attempting to be more exciting. [Pollster Peter HART - says voters seeking stability.] [campaign. strategist Lee ATWATER - comments on Bush.] campaign. '88 reported contest of dullards.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President and Nancy Reagan reported receiving medical exams at Bethesda Naval Hospital. White House spokesperson quoted with regard to exams.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Susan Spencer) Washington, DC school bus drivers reported unexpectedly tested for drugs. [Driver Juanita JONES - tells Congress of being fired when test results indicated she had smoked marijuana.] Second test noted disproving first; cost of second tests given. [JONES - says was sick.] General Accounting Office report re: no. of companies testing for drug use illustration [General Accounting Office spokesperson L. Nye STEVENS - comments on situation.] Jones noted winning lawsuit against employment and getting job back. Congress noted examining legislature requiring that positive test results be confirmed, giving empls. access to records and outlawing random testing.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Bank robbery in Los Mochis, Mexico, discussed. Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Jerry Bowen) No. dead and injured during robbery given; scenes shown. Robbers reported members of gang called "Brats." Scenes shown from interviews with gunmen on Mexican TV; Mexicans quoted. Transpiring events described; scenes shown.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Mexican police quoted with regard to situation.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Federal Communications Commission reported fining California firms for failure to prevent children from dialing pornography telephone services.
(Studio: Dan Rather) 40th anniversary of Israel featured. Report introduced.
(Jerusalem, Israel: Bob Simon) Biblical instances in which number 40 used listed. Historic film shown of Israel declaring itself independent state; details given. [In 1948, Prime Min. David BEN-GURION - comments on declaration.] [WOMAN - says was happy day declared independent but is now worried.] Woman noted losing son and grandson to war. [WOMAN - comments on fate of death.] Commune called kibbutz featured; details given, scenes shown. [Kibbutz dweller Hannah ACKMANN - comments on working.] Changing Jewish attitudes featured. New pioneers noted West Bank settlers. [BEN- GURION - says can't have peace without justice and vice versa.] Scenes shown of anniversary celebration. [WOMEN - comment on building cntry.] Next generation noted inheriting war.