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Terrorism / "Dirty Bomb" / Padilla/al-Muhajir #703180

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 11, 2002
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Studio: Deborah Feyerick) The background of Jose Padilla (aka Abdullah al-Muhajir), who has been arrested for plotting to make and use a "dirty bomb," featured; details given of Padilla's petty criminal record and his overseas travels. [Padilla's attorney Donna NEWMAN - comments on her client, who is a citizen with constitutional rights.] [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - recounts the investigation into Padilla's passport.] The questions about how Padilla got involved with Al Qaeda, why the lost passport got an embassy's attention and how Padilla's name surfaced following talks with captured al Qaeda leader Abu Zubaydah discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) President Bush's "executive summary" of the Padilla case noted.

(Washington: Jeanne Meserve) The government's handling of Padilla, who is in military detention, reviewed. [BUSH - says Padilla is one of many we have arrested.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says we want to find out what he knows.]

9;11:20 Colorado / Wildfires

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The wildfires in Colorado introduced; scenes shown of the fires from the space shuttle.

(Lake George, CO: Charles Molineaux) The threat to homeowners from the main Colorado fires featured; scenes shown from threatened communities near the Pike National Forest. [Perry Park residents Brooke, Laurie ABBOT, golf course worker Tom SNELL, resident Tom GOTTLIEB - comment on a possible evacuation.]

Brown, Aaron;
Feyerick, Deborah;
Meserve, Jeanne;
Molineaux, Charles

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