Trials: Divorce, Rapid City Style

Despite occasional lurid headlines, most divorces are dull, sad and tediously routine. So when the case of Raymond v. Marie Bivins came up for settlement in Rapid City, S. Dak., last week, Court Reporter Frances Geyerman flicked on her tape recorder and prepared to be bored. She was almost shot to death instead.

After Circuit Court Judge F. Thomas Parker had read the settlement decree ($100-a-month alimony for 36 months), Bivins, 63, who operates a roadside tourist show, stood up. "You've had your say. Now I'm going to have mine!" he shouted. "I'm going to kill...

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