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Terrorism / Alert Status / Security #721313

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 07, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The decision by President Bush's administration to raise the terrorism threat level on the Homeland Security Advisory System to "orange" featured; details given about the three terrorism indicators & about how security will be tightened. [Attorney General John ASHCROFT - says Al Qaeda may attempt to attack Americans at home or abroad around the end of the hajj in mid-February.] [FBI director Robert MUELLER†- says the joint task force is following up on information.] [Secretary of Homeland Security Tom RIDGE - reads statement.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Ned Potter) Security measures on the local level examined. [California Governor Gray DAVIS, New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG†- comment.] [ABC News counterterrorism consultant Vince CANNISTRARO†- says resources have been stretched.] [On the street, two PEOPLE - react to the terrorism alert.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from Ridge that every family should have a plan in case there is a terrorist attack & problems with a budget standoff noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Thomas, Pierre;
Potter, Ned

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