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Terrorism / Threat / Security Cost #728943

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 21, 2003
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(Sacramento: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(London: Brian Ross) Another terrorism threat via an audiotape from Al Qaeda's number two man Ayman†† al-Zawahiri† reviewed; details given of the targets & threats listed in the tape. ["New Yorker" magazine staff writer Lawrence WRIGHTS†- says al-Zawahiri invented the notion of suicide bombing in Egypt.] [Egyptian attorney Hani al-SIBAE†- says the people love al-Zawahiri†.] [Former counterterrorism official Dick CLARKE†- says the window for an attack is May 21-24.] The possibility that the tape might basically be disinformation noted.

(Sacramento: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The question of how to respond to the latest terrorist threat reviewed; scenes shown of shows of force & presence in major cities & airports. [FBI director Robert MUELLER†- says high alert deters attacks.] Transportation Department warning to airports of imminent threats quoted; scenes shown from Yale University, where there was an explosion.

(Sacramento: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Brian Rooney) The cost of security safety practices in California examined; scenes shown of local police on the job in Los Angeles. [LAPD Chief William BRATTON†, San Jose Mayor Ron GONZALEZ†- say we still wait for federal government reimbursement.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Ross, Brian;
Thomas, Pierre;
Rooney, Brian
Duration:
00:06:50

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