This program is 29 minutes long
(Kennesaw, Georgia: Mark Strassmann) The terms of the settlement examined; details given about the policy for athletes with diagnosed concussion rejoining practice or games; NCAA statement quoted. [Plaintiffs’ attorney Steve BERMAN- notes the risk of long-term brain injury by returning to the game too early.] [Kennesaw State University director of sports medicine Mike YOUNG- says hopefully this will help sports medicine staffs across the country.] The execution of the settlement discussion.
(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The scandal involving wait times at V.A. hospitals updated; details given about practices at clinics in Pennsylvania, Alabama and Illinois, and the bill allowing veterans to seek care at a private facility. [Representative Jeff MILLER- says we can give veterans a choice to stay in the system or go out.]
(White House: Bill Plante) The new US and European Union sanctions on Russia for its continuing support of separatists in Ukraine examined; details given about the measures targeting energy, financial institutions and defense, and about President Obama’s accusation about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s testing of missiles. [OBAMA – says it didn’t have to come to this.]
(Studio: James Brown; Gaza: Barry Petersen) The dispute over whether Israel or Hamas is responsible for yesterday’s attack on a Gaza street that killed several children, and the impact of the Palestinian civilian death toll on Hamas’s popularity discussed.
(Pentagon: David Martin) The discovery of a boy’s body in the wheel well of a US C-130 after it landed in Germany reviewed; map shown of the plane’s route from Africa. [Pentagon spokesman Adm. John KIRBY- comments on the investigation.]
(Studio: Anthony Mason) The findings of a study on debt problems examined; map shown of states where over 40 percent of residents have debt in collection. [Debtor “ANITA” – comments on being hounded by collection agencies.] [Consumer Credit Counseling Service Todd MARK- says a financial crisis is a horrible place to be.] The role of the collapse of the housing bubble discussed.
(Missouri: Vicente Arenas) A Missouri program that trains teachers to shoot in order to defend their students against a school shooting featured; scenes shown of teachers with faces clouded, as they carry their guns anonymously. [School ADMINISTRATOR – notes the response time for law enforcement is slow for her rural school.] [Shield Solutions former highway patrolman Greg MARTIN- comments on the training.] [Teacher Kathy STEINHOFF- expresses concern about arming teachers.]
(Truro, Massachusetts: Elaine Quijano) The threat to fishermen on Cape Cod from seals that are eating the fish featured; details given about the role of the Marine Mammal Protection Act in saving the seals from extinction. [National Park Service volunteer Mike GIBLIN- says this week is the most seals we’ve seen.] [Fisherman Nick MUTO- says every fish is money.] [Marine biologist Andrea BOGOMOLNI- says this is these animals’ only diet.]