NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 13, 1981
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(Studio) Continue battle between opponents and supporters of aerial spraying plan considered by California in effort to eliminate state's Mediterranean fruit fly infestation outlined.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(San Jose, California) Cities in spray zone reported seeking court help in halting Governor Jerry Brown's order for aerial spraying of malathion. [Plaintiff's attorney Walter HAYES and deputy state attorney general Roderick WALSTON - present arguments to judge.] Judge Bruce Allen's response and plans of each side of appeal to state supreme court mentioned. State's quarantine program and plans for its expansion discussed. [Medfly project director Jerry SCRIBNER - notes continuing infestation.] Details of aerial spraying program given.
REPORTER: Bill Sternoff
(Mountain View, California) Malathion's impact on asthma victim Gloria Wall and her plans to leave area designated for aerial spraying discussed. [WALL - recalls reaction to ground spraying of the pesticide.] Pamela Eakins and Bern Heiss' reaction to spraying announcement outlined. [EAKINS& HEISS - criticize malathion.]
REPORTER: Rick Davis
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