NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 12, 1983
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Helena, MT) Conflict in Montana between vets. and handicapped over state law giving both groups preference in public service jobs examined; impact of 1921 law explained. Vivian Crabtree's suit when denied job mentioned. State legislature noted convening to rewrite law. [Governor Ted SCHWINDEN - feels law distorts hiring process, discriminating against women especially.] [PEOPLE - debate giving vets. and handicapped absolute priority over all other applicants.] [Cand. for mayor, disc jockey Michael "Murphy" GRAVES - thinks his status as veteran qualifies him for mayor.] State supreme court, upholding preference law, noted hiring its staff on merit.
REPORTER: Roger O'Neil
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