This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Bob Orr) The Justice Department’s announcement it will join a lawsuit that claims cyclist Lance Armstrong broke his contract with the US Postal Service by using performance enhancing drugs examined; charges from the suit first filed by former teammate Floyd Landis and statement from Armstrong’s attorney Robert Luskin quoted. [Earlier, ARMSTRONG – denies Landis’s accusations.] [In “60 Minutes” interview, former teammate Tyler HAMILTON – says there was EPO, testosterone and a blood transfusion.] [In Oprah Winfrey interview last month, ARMSTRONG – says it was one big lie.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) USADA CEO Travis Tygart’s role in bringing Armstrong down reviewed; his letter to Attorney General Eric Holder quoted. [In “60 Minutes” interview, TYGART – says a jury should have an opportunity to decide whether the government should be paid back for the millions that were defrauded by this team.]
(Pretoria, South Africa: Emma Hurd) The release on bail of South African amputee runner Oscar Pistorius, who is charged with murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, featured; scenes shown of him leaving court; audiotape of Magistrate Desmond Nair played; details given about the bail terms. [Steenkamp’s friend Gina MYERS- reacts.] The attempted murder charges against former lead investigator Hilton Botha recalled. The next steps in this case discussed.
(Spring Grove, Illinois: Dean Reynolds) The impact of the storm reviewed; scenes shown of a collision in Iowa, traffic accidents in Kansas and Minnesota, a collapsed roof, a jet that skidded off a runway in Cleveland; details given about travel delays and the hope for drought relief in the Midwest. [Farmer George RICHARDSON- welcomes the moisture.]
(Mantoloking, New Jersey: Michelle Miller) The return home for residents of Mantoloking, New Jersey for the first time since Superstorm Sandy 4 months ago featured; scenes shown of damage. [Resident Lawrence NELSON – comments.] [Mayor George NEBEL- explains why it took so long.]
(Studio: John Miller) The latest revelations in the investigation into the killing spree by fired Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner reviewed; details given about Dorner’s claim that his former training officer, Teresa Evans, kicked a handcuffed suspect and her role in linking victim Monica Quan to Dorner; photos shown of Quan and fiancé Keith Lawrence, who was also killed.
(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) Concerns about food safety due to furloughs of USDA inspectors featured; letter to the Senate from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack quoted; details given about possible shortages, higher prices and layoffs. [Poultry plant owner George SAFFARRANS- notes with no inspectors there is nothing he can do with the chicken; says it would be an economic disaster.]
(El Paso, Texas: Steve Hartman) The act of sportsmanship by Franklin High School basketball player Jonathon Montanez, who passed the ball to Mitchell Marcus, the manager with a developmental disability from the opposing team, Coronado High School, who was put in at the end of the game, featured; scenes shown from the game. [Coronado coach Peter MORALES- says he was prepared to lose the game for Mitchell’s moment in time.] [MARCUS – says he was very happy to suit up.] [MONTANEZ – says Mitchell deserved his chance.] [Mom Amy MARCUS – reacts.]