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Terrorism / Orange Alert / Timoney Interview #729038

CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 22, 2003
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jeanne Meserve) Security preparations for Memorial Day weekend featured; details given about areas of stepped-up security, of the arrest of New York City cab driver Sayed Abdul Malike†, who tried to purchase C4 explosives. [Secretary of Homeland Security Tom RIDGE - says it is art & science.] [In Washington, DC, three PEOPLE - comment on the terrorism threat.] [Senator Joseph LIEBERMAN - says the federal agencies keep state & local "preventers" at arm's length.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Live interview held with Miami police Chief John Timoney about the threat of terrorism. [TIMONEY - outlines the places where security measures are being taken in Miami; states there is just an increase in intelligence chatter; comments on the state of communications between the feds & the locals; restates that security is an art, not a science, so terrorists can turn to "soft" locations; indicates law enforcement cannot become too complacent.]

Woodruff, Judy;
Meserve, Jeanne

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