Nevada: Forever at an End

Grey-haired, bespectacled Washoe County District Court Judge Grant L. Bowen, 63, sat in his chambers and peered out the window into Reno's Virginia Street, hoping to catch a glimpse of the arriving plaintiff. "This is a great break for Reno," he said to New York Daily News Correspondent Bill Berry. "It may mean Alabama-bound divorce seekers will come here again."

The divorce seeker that morning was Mrs. Mary Todhunter Clark Rockefeller, 54, who, after putting in the required six weeks of residence in Nevada, was ready to dissolve her marriage to New York's Governor Nelson Rockefeller, 53—at his request.

At 8:48 a.m.,...

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