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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Reagan's plan to drop drug indictments against Panama's Manuel Noriega so general would leave country reported criticized. Senator Alfonse D'Amato quoted. Report introduced.
(DC: Andrea Mitchell) United States attorney Leon Kellner, responsible for bringing charges against Noriega, reported going to Washington, DC to express concern with regard to Reagan's plan. [KELLNER - comments on lobbying Congress] Kellner quoted with regard to conviction possibilities for Noriega. State Department's stance on issue discussed. Attorney General Edwin Meese reported agreeing with Reagan. [Representative Charles RANGEL - says State Department prostituting justice system.] [Senator John KERRY - says administration asserting that crime pays.] [Representative Clay SHAW - describes situation.] White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater quoted on screen. [Opposition leader Aurelio BARRIA - comments on situation.] Issue's impact upon Vice President George Bush's campaign discussed. [Michael DUKAKIS - criticizes plan.] [Jesse JACKSON - condemns plan.] United States prosecutors reported hoping administration will reject plan. White House officials quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Noriega quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Bahamian Prime Min. Lynden Pindling reported allowing Colombian drug lord Carlos Lehder to take refuge in area. Lehder noted on trial. Report introduced.
(Jacksonville, Florida: Brian Ross) Lehder's role in United States drug trade featured; details given, scenes shown. Jury and prosecutors noted given increase security due to violent reputation of Colombian cartel. Lehder's home in Bahamas, Norman's Cay, shown; details given. Trial testimony noted implicating Bahamian officials as well as Lehder; Pindling mentioned. Drug smuggler George Barron quoted with regard to bribing Pindling. Bahamian government noted placing ads. in US newspapers with regard to accusations against Pindling. [Last year, PINDLING - denies accepting bribes.] United States attorney Robert Merkle quoted. Lehder's attorney quoted. (Artist: Betty Wells)
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Bill proposing increase military role in anti-drug operations noted; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Secretary of State George Shultz and USSR foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze reported agreeing upon verification issues with regard to INF treaty. Report introduced.
(Geneva, Switzerland: John Cochran) Documents signed by United States-USSR officials discussed; Senator noted to receive documents tomorrow. Verification issues illustration [SHULTZ - comments on problems' resolutions.] Shultz quoted with regard to START treaty possibilities. [SHULTZ - says there will be future agreements.] Shultz reported believing Moscow summit can be triumph for President Reagan; Noriega issue and damaging ex-White House aides' books mentioned.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Senator Robert Byrd quoted with regard to INF treaty ratification process.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) USSR noted scheduled to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in few days; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Dominican Republic police noted claiming actor George Rose was murdered by group which include his adopted son. Suspects' stmts. quoted with regard to Rose's predilection for sex with young boys.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Bloomington, IN: Jim Cummins) IN coach Bobby Knight reported possibly leaving to coach at University of New Mexico. [KNIGHT - praises New Mexico.] Knight's career and behavior discussed. [STUDENTS - comment on situation.] Univ. president Thomas Ehrlich reported reprimanding Knight. [During interview with Connie Chung, KNIGHT - compares handling stress to enjoying rape.] [STUDENTS - condemn Knight's rape analogy.] [University of New Mexico admissions director Cynthia STUART - comments on Knight.] Knight's decision unknown.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Student of Chicago's Art Institution reported painting late Mayor Harold Washington in woman's lingerie. City council members noted raiding school and removing painting; details given, scenes shown. [STUDENTS - protest.] Painting noted in police custody. ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) reported demanding that painting be returned to artist David Nelson; artist quoted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Archbishop Desmond Tutu quoted with regard to Reagan administration's support of apartheid. [TUTU - praises Michael Dukakis.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Studio: John Chancellor) Next president noted faced with arduous task of filling executive branch vacancies; details given. Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter reported forming organization called American Agenda to aid newly election president James Cannon and Stuart Eizenstat reported heading organization; Robert Stauss and Edmund Muskie mentioned. American Agenda praised.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Networks reported recommending uniform hour for poll closings in US; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) World Health Org.'s (WHO) AIDS study conclusions given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) AIDS victim and ex-Marlboro man Christian Haren reported spending remaining days discussing disease with young people. Report introduced.
(San Francisco, California: Lucky Severson) [HAREN - begs students not to contract AIDS.] Haren's program called Wedge noted designed to form wedge between kids and epidemic. [HAREN - says teenagers don't think AIDS is their problem.] Haren's modeling career and homosexuality discussed. [STUDENTS - praise Haren.] [HAREN - comments on purpose of work and prays.]