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Memphis / Abandoned Children / Economy #289465

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 31, 1983
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(Studio) February's index of leading economy indicators recalled.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Memphis, Tennessee) Diane Hamlin's abandonment of 4 children due to inability to support them and implications for impact of nation's economy on individuals examined. [Cissy HAMLIN - knew her mother wouldn't return.] [HAMLIN - doesn't regret decision; explains.] [National Center on Child Abuse spokesperson James HARRELL - notes incrd. incidents of child abandonment.] 2 such incidents in Miami last week cited as example [Judge Adele FASKE - criticizes parents.] [Sister Mary PAUL - notes psychological stress created by inability to cope with economy] Hamlin's sentence noted.
REPORTER: Wyatt Andrews

Andrews, Wyatt;
Schieffer, Bob

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