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NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 14, 1981
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(Studio) Apparent failure of California's spraying program to contain spread of Mediterranean fruit flies reported due to discovery of fly in central valley.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(San Joaquin Valley, California) Medfly's spread to San Joaquin Valley and possible impact on area's agriculture industry examined. [Project director Jerry SCRIBNER - announces discovery.] Importance of valley to nation's produce explained; fly's spreading infestation described. [Farmer Paul RINAURO - blames state for fly's spread.]
REPORTER: Rick Davis

Davis, Rick;
Mudd, Roger

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