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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Representative Jim Wright reported facing trial by his peers in House of Representatives after Ethics Committee announced chgs. against him. Report introduced.
(DC: Andrea Mitchell) Committee's decision noted bipartisan and unanimous; chgs. outlined on screen, Wright's friend and benefactor George Mallick mentioned. Committee statement quoted with regard to Betty Wright's salary and free Cadillac. [Committee chairperson Representative Julian DIXON - says there is no record that Betty Wright worked.] [WRIGHT - defends himself.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Bob Kur) Impact of Wright case upon activities of other Congress spouses examined. [Radio BDCSTR. - questions listeners with regard to Wright.] [Representatives Bill RICHARDSON, Martin FROST - comment on Congress spouses.] [Representative Thomas Petri's wife Anne NEAL - comments on situation.] Potential conflict of interest in hiring Congress spouses illustration [Attorney Marc MILLER - says Congress spouses should be careful of employment]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Representative George Mitchell quoted with regard to roles of Ron Reagan and George Bush in Iran/Contra affair; Oliver North's trial mentioned.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Legalization of Solidarity union in Poland reported; details given of President Bush's plan to aid Polish economy [BUSH - announces his plan.] Report introduced.
(Drzewicz Stary, Poland: Mike Boettcher) Polish sheep farmer Zbigniew Rokiski featured; details given, scenes shown. [ROKISKI - (thru translator) says he doesn't trust Communists] Banning of Solidarity in 1981 recalled; scenes shown. [Journalist Halina BORTNOWSKA - comments on situation.] Solidarity leader Lech Walesa's role in achieving compromise discussed; scenes shown of peaceful demonstrations in Warsaw, Poland.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Bomb reported exploding in West Germany while being diffused by fed. police; details recalled of its seizure during raid in Frankfurt, West Germany, on suspected Palestinian terrorists. Bomb noted similar to one that blew up Pan Am Flight 103 in Scotland.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Last wkend.'s soccer accident in Sheffield, England, recalled. Report introduced.
(London, England: Tom Pettit) No. killed during rampage given; scenes shown. British government reported ordering inquiry into police role during game. [SURVIVOR - comments.] Prince Charles and Princess Diana shown visiting injured.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Helicopter reported crashing during escape attempt of convicted drug smuggler Benjamin Barry Kramer in Miami, Florida; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Texas Air officials reported announcing that Eastern Airlines will be sold piecemeal. Customs officials reported grounding Eastern plane after discovering cocaine in cargo area.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Ethiopia's Abebe Mekonnen reported winning Boston Marathon; details given, scenes shown. Norway's Ingrid Kristiansen noted first woman to finish race.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Don Oliver) Air pollution problems in Los Angeles, California, and solution for improving conds. examined. Case of Leroy Blum cited as ex. of effects of smog upon humans; scenes shown. [University of California at Irvine Dr. Robert PHELAN - comments.] Amt. of ozone and carbon dioxide released in air daily here graphed. Plan to reduce amount in air outlined. [Clean Air Coalition spokesperson Mark ABRAMOWITZ - doubts that plan will work.] [Western States Petroleum Association spokesperson Doug. HENDERSON - says people depend on petroleum ind. in Los Angeles basin.] Impact of plan upon southern California lifestyle discussed. [Rand Corporation spokesperson James HAMMITT - comments.] [S. Coast Air Quality Management District spokesperson A. Norton YOUNGLOVE - says air must be cleaned up.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Pop. explosion in southern California discussed; details given, scenes shown of new hses. Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Keith Morrison) Appeal of living in southern California examined. [PEOPLE - comment on problems in California.] Problems of drugs, gang violence, pollution, traffic congestion and expensive hsing. discussed. ["Los Angeles Times "writer Harold SPEAR - says people are depressed.] Low voter turnout in mayoral election noted; Tom Bradley mentioned. [Pollster Bud LEWIS, SPEAR, PEOPLE - comment on leaving Los Angeles.]