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ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 16, 2002
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Another attempt by President Bush to get the nation to focus on terrorism introduced; tenets of his plan outlined on screen. [BUSH - says our patchwork government hinders protecting the homeland.]

(Capitol Hill: Linda Douglass) The response of Congress to Bush's homeland security plans examined; details given of opposition of the House committee to putting the Coast Guard, Federal Emergency Management Agency

(FEMA), Secret Service & the INS in the new agency. [Representative Don YOUNG†- comments on what should be done.] [Brookings Inst. Paul LIGHT†- says Bush cannot get all he proposes.] [Senator Robert BYRD†- accuses the administration of trying to the side-step the legislative branch.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The Bush administration's "Operation TIPS," an anti-terrorism project modelled after neighborhood watches, featured; details given of the specific targeting of transportation & utilities & how workers can report suspicious activity. [ACLU legislative counsel Rachel KING†- says the government is trying to get information from people's homes.]

Douglass, Linda;
Jennings, Peter;
Thomas, Pierre

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