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CBS Evening News for Saturday, Aug 15, 1981
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(Studio) Spread of Mediterranean fruit fly infestation to California's San Joaquin Valley reported; implications of spread for agriculture output noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Westley, California) Continuation of state's spraying program examined; films shown. [Project director Jerry SCRIBNER - comments.] Quarantine efforts mentioned. [Growers association spokesperson Doyle WALLACE - calls for fumigation of fruit prior to exporting it.] [Governor Jerry BROWN - attacks Republican critics.] Possible cost of program cited.

(Patterson, California) [Farmer Richard LARA - criticizes Brown.] Hold put on Lara's produce exports due to infestation noted; call for Brown's impeachment by area farmers discussed. [Farmer David THOMPSON - thinks Brown's negligence calls for criminal chgs.] Impact of possible quarantine on farm workers considered. [Store owners Marty GORDON, Jack STEWART, Junior - note interdependence of agriculture industry and other business in valley.] Possibility of Brown running for Senator next year mentioned.
REPORTER: Linda Douglass

Douglass, Linda;
Dow, David;
Schieffer, Bob

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