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New York / Bear Attack #708505

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 20, 2002
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Jim Avila) The death of baby Ester Schwimmer† after being attacked by a black bear in New York’s Catskill Mountains featured; details given about bear encounters; statistics on black bears cited. [Grandfather Abraham PERLSTEIN†- comments on Ester.] [Fallsburg, New York, police department chief Brent LAWRENCE†- says this is the first occurrence in the area.] [Mountain resident Chris CONROY‡- describes seeing a bear in his kitchen.] [University of Calgary professor Stephen HERRERO††- demonstrates how to “play dead” when you encounter a bear.]

Avila, Jim;
Williams, Brian

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