ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 01, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) South Africa's abolition of its pass laws announced. Latest bombing in Johannesburg reported; details given, scenes shown.
(Johannesburg, South Africa: Jim Hickey) Contradiction between contd. violence such as bombings and government's official version of events examined; scenes shown. [June 18, government spokesperson Leon MELLET - claims new feeling of optimism and security among citizens.] [PEOPLE - disagree.] [Dr. Paul DAVIS - cites incrd. caseload of anxiety-related health problems.] Heart attack rate among South African whites said highest in world; details given, scenes shown. [DAVIS - notes incrd. alcohol and tobacco use.] Indications of whites' increase concern over security and belief in eventual civil war described. [Sec. expert Roy JACKSON - notes growth in his security business] [PEOPLE - comment.]