This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Springfield, OR: Brian Rooney) The shooting at a Springfield, OR, school by 15-year-old Kipland Kinkel, who had been expelled yesterday for bringing a gun to school, featured; scenes shown of the wounded being wheeled out. [Three STUDENTS - describe what happened during the shooting.] [Springfield police Captain Jerry SMITH - comments.] [Three STUDENTS, PARENT - express their reactions.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) A closer look at the story introduced.
(New York: Aaron Brown) The general issue of shootings at public schools reviewed; examples cited of school security measures. [Three PARENTS - express their views on school shootings.] [Police Executive Research Forum Dr. Dennis KENNEY, DuPage County prosecutor Joe BIRKETT - comment on the limits of security and on actions taken to make schools safer.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview held with National School Safety Center Ronald Stephens about this latest school shooting. [STEPHENS - says a procedure is necessary for dealing with expelled or suspended students who brought weapons to school.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Yesterday's surprise announcement by Indonesian President Suharto that he is leaving power shown. [NOTE: local weather bulletin on screen beginning 5:40:40.]
(Jakarta: Mark Litke) The end of the Suharto era and questions about the new government led by B.J. Habibie featured; scenes shown of the euphoric students. [STUDENT - comments.] [Political analyst Wimar WITOELAR, opposition leader Amien RAIS - raise questions about Habibie.] The vow by students to keep up the pressure and the dangers of a new confrontation with the military noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings; White House: Sam Donaldson) The United States reaction to Suharto stepping down to be replaced by Habibie discussed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The impact of clear air turbulence on a Continental plane over the Pacific reported.
(Denver, Colorado: Lisa Stark) Research on two laser devices that can detect clear air turbulence featured; scenes and diagrams shown to illustrate how the systems work. [Flight Safety Technologies Sam KOVNAT, Coherent Technologies Peter WANNINGER - explain how the laser system works.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The Powerball lottery winners Frank and Shirley Capaci shown.
(Pell Lake, WI: Jim Williams) A visit to Pell Lake, WI, where the winning ticket was purchased featured; scenes shown from the Lakeside Grocery convenience store. [Store owner Pat PENIO - comments.] [Three RESIDENTS - speculate on who won.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The promotion of Richard Jewell, once the suspect in Atlanta's Olympic Park bombing, to sergeant in the police force in Luthersville, Georgia, reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced. [NOTE: local weather bulletin on screen beginning 5:51:30.]
(Taos, New Mexico: James Walker) The concerns about the Year 2000 computer bug updated; details given of some of the problems that could occur. [Gary NORTH - shows off his natural gas well that he will use when electrical power goes out in 2000.] [Technology analyst Steve HAUK - says companies are stonewalling about their Year 2000 projects.] General Accounting Office report on the pace of government computer systems in handling the problem cited. [Software engineer Ed YOURDON - says there is not enough time.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The opening of a price war over the anti- impotence drug Viagra reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The shooting at a Springfield, OR, school by a 15-year-old boy reviewed; map shown of seven recent school shootings.