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(Studio: Connie Chung) Terrorist organization linked to West Germany's Baader-Meinhof group said claiming responsibility for yesterday's assassination of Swedish Prime Min. Olof Palme.
(Stockholm, Sweden: Stephen Frazier) Contd. investigation into Palme's murder and apparent circumstances of killing examined; scenes shown. [PEOPLE - note cntry.'s inexperience with such violence.] Palme's career reviewed. [King CARL Gustav XVI - feels murder was work of lunatic rather than political] Deputy prime minister Ingvar Carlsson said named interim leader; crackdown now on sec. around Swedish leaders described.
(Studio: Connie Chung) International reaction to and admiration of Palme described; remarks of President Reagan, Kremlin and India's Prime Min. Rajiv Gandhi quoted.
(Studio: Connie Chung) New York Mets player Keith Hernandez said challenging commissioner Peter Ueberroth's ruling on disciplinary action against players who abuse drugs; Ueberroth's program outlined.
(No location given: Jennifer McLogan) Hernandez's criticism of Ueberroth's punishment for drug use examined. [HERNANDEZ - will decide his future action after hearing from arbitrator.] [Players' union spokesperson Don. FEHR - withholds comment until appeal process is complete.] Other penalized players, include Dave Parker and Dale Berra, while displeased with punishment, said abiding by Ueberroth's terms. [Players' representative Tom REICH - remains supportive of drug-testing and rehabilitation programs for baseball players.] [Boston College law school spokesperson Robert BERRY - sees no constitutional conflicts.] [Team mgrs. John SCHUERHOLZ, Frank CASHEN, Dave JOHNSON, FANS - support Ueberroth's action.]
(Studio: Connie Chung) Merger of Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) and Ozark Air Lines discussed.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Jordan's King Hussein said rejecting further dealings with current PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leadership, incl, Yasir Arafat, and calling on Palestinians to select new leaders for Mideast peace negotiations as well as asking other Arab leaders to reconsider recognition of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) as only legitimate Palestinian representative
(Studio: Connie Chung) Jose Maria Sison, founder of Philippine communist party, said not among political prisoners ordered released by President Corazon Aquino yet; details given.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(DC: Robin Lloyd) Stage said set for legal battle in United States over valuables and currency brought into country by fleeing Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos; scenes shown. Shipment thought also include documents possibly linking Marcos to misuse of United States foreign aid. [Yesterday, President REAGAN - claims Philippine law will be followed.] Admin.'s embarrassment by Marcos on amount taken from country by him cited. [Center for Constitutional Rights spokesperson Peter WEISS - explains legal approach of Philippine government in recovering stolen property.]
(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(Danao, Philippines: Jim Bittermann) Recent reports on supporter of Ferdinand Marcos, Ramon Durano, dubbed the Godfather, recalled; scenes shown. Extent of his control of Danao during Marcos' reign detailed. [Recently, DURANO - describes Philippine pols.] [Today, DURANO - cites need to recognize President Corazon Aquino's government as legitimate; praises relationship with new officials.] Danao teacher said refusing to teach students principles of freedom of speech due to Durano's hunt for her husband for telling media of his corruption; details given. [Leonardo CAPITAN - doesn't want to die, but remains committed to truth; questions when he can return home.]
(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced
(Moscow, USSR : Steve Hurst) 27th communist party cong.'s condemnation of President Reagan's Star Wars program and general anti-United States rhetoric examined; scenes shown. Mikhail Gorbachev's opening speech, suggesting delay in 2nd United States-USSR summit, outlined; other attacks on United States by President Andrei Gromyko, foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze, defense minister Sergei Sokolov, KGB director Viktor Chebrikov quoted. Significance of party congress for Soviet elite and USSR economy explained.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Departure of anti-nuclear marchers from Los Angeles for cross-country trek to Washington, DC reported; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Beginning of 1988 presidential campaign with Michigan Republican party elecs. described.
(Nashville, Tennessee: Ken Bode) Republican conference here, with speeches by Henry Kissinger, Jeane Kirkpatrick 1988 cands. featured; scenes shown. [Vice President George BUSH - supports anti-Nicaraguan rebels.] [Pierre DuPONT - calls for improved educ. and war on drugs.] Other possible contenders include Howard Baker, Senator Robert Dole, Jack Kemp and Pat Robertson noted. [KEMP - comments on Judeo- Christian ethics.] [ROBERTSON - cites growing support for his candidacy.] Robertson said later accusing Democratic party official Paul Kirk of religious bigotry. Michigan's Republican primary this summer said 1st official event for 1988; status of each would-be candidate in state described. [BUSH - sees Michigan as important.] [BAKER - believes Michigan's delegate process is too soon.]
(Studio: Connie Chung) Death toll and damages from last week's flooding in west states and Canada outlined.
(W. Linda, California: Charles Gomez) Efforts of communities and indivs. to recover from floods examined; scenes shown. [PEOPLE - vent their frustrations about officials' delay in draining water.] [WOMAN - fears for life of ill husband.] Victim Angie McKee mentioned. [MAN - thinks town will survive.]