NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 17, 1980
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(Studio) Suicide victim Mary Murphy recalled leaving will ordering execution of her dog Sido; ensuing controversy noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(San Francisco, California) San Francisco SPCA president Richard Avanzino's efforts to save Sido outlined; films shown. [AVANZINO - comments.] Attorney Rebecca Wells Smith, executrix of Murphy's estate, mentioned; phone call to judge in case from Governor Jerry Brown's office with regard to legislature saving the animal reported Animal placement agency reported giving Sido to Avanzino despite Smith's objections. [AVANZINO - comments.]
REPORTER: Tom Streithorst
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