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Terrorism / Alert / Al Qaeda / New York, New York #721661

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Feb 13, 2003
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(Kuwait City: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: Kelli Arena) New information about the Al Qaeda threat within the US examined; details given of about surveillance in 30 cities of individual militant Muslims with strong Al Qaeda ties. The concern that is focused on a terrorist threat on Friday & the extent of the misinformation & false alarms discussed.

(Kuwait City: Aaron Brown) Statement from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg about people getting on with their lives noted.

(New York: Whitney Casey) The fear factor in New York City reviewed; scenes shown of security under the heightened alert. [BLOOMBERG - says we change what we do to be less predictable.] [At a survival store, "DARREN", "CHARLES", two GUYS - outline their plans.] The police presence on the subway discussed.

(Kuwait City: Aaron Brown) The rise in gasoline prices & the drop in the stock market noted.

(Miami: Susan Candiotti) Security & preparedness in major cities featured; scenes shown of the security presence in Washington, DC & from a Miami senior center. [UCLA medical center Victor KENNEDY†- comments on contingency plans.] [San Diego school principal Laurie HINZMAN†- says the children need to be safe.] [Miami volunteer Gertrudis SIERRA†- comments on the situation.] [At Garland, Texas, surplus story, Kelly McCARTER - shows her daughter a gas mask.] [Hartford, Connecticut, resident Paul WEST†- says he is putting up plastic sheeting.]

Brown, Aaron;
Arena, Kelli;
Casey, Whitney;
Candiotti, Susan

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