This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The difficulties in getting a handle on the Middle East summit at Camp David noted.
(Thurmont, MD: Barry Serafin) The sense that time is running out in the last-ditch effort to reach a peace agreement examined; photos shown of President Clinton meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat; details given of the issue of East Jerusalem. [White House press secretary Joe LOCKHART - says we have not reached an agreement.] [ABC Middle East consultant Judith KIPPER - says the Palestinians want rights over Jerusalem.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) New England Journal of Medicine study on problems with screening for colon cancer noted.
(Alexandria, Virginia: Jackie Judd) The reluctance of HMOs and insurance companies to pay for complete colonoscopies for colon cancer examined. [Cancer patient Barbara LEVY - says her cancer could have been caught.] [Levy's doctor Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Robert MAYER - says a complete exam is needed.] [Kaiser Permanente Dr. Joe SELBY - says the tests are expensive.] [University of California at Los Angeles Jonsson Cancer Center Dr. Randolph HECHT - defends the test cost.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) House passage of a bill allowing greater contributions to tax-free retirement funds reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The drop in gasoline prices in the Midwest reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Questions about the United States loans to Africa to combat AIDS raised. [UNICEF Carol BELLAMY - says the money is a loan; notes that the point is getting AIDS drugs into Africa at reduced cost.] [National Insts. of Health Dr. Anthony FAUCI - says a lot more money is needed.] [UN Jacob GAYLE - says the AIDS pandemic is a serious challenge.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The heat wave in the South and Southwest reported; representative temperatures shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Army investigation findings that the Fort Campbell, Kentucky, base is not responsible for the beating death of gay soldier Pvt. Barry Winchell reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The Supreme Court victory by the Boy Scouts to ban gay scout leaders recalled.
(Washington: Bob Woodruff) The backlash against the Boy Scouts featured. [Former Eagle scout Kevin PETER - speaks out against the gay ban in the scouts.] [Representative Lynn WOOLSEY - speaks against the charter.] The vote by eight local United Way organizations to pull funding for the Boy Scouts noted. [Family Research Council Robert KNIGHT - cites vast public support for the Scouts.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Powerful mudslide in southern Russia reported; scenes shown from Turnayz, Russia.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The first theatrical performance at the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, in 1500 years reported; scenes shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The problem of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus introduced.
(New York: James Walker) New York's campaign against the West Nile virus featured; details given of the latest scientific evidence on the spread of the disease. [New York City Mayor Rudolph GIULIANI - comments.] [CDC (Centers for Disease Control) Dr. Steve OSTROFF, Yale University epidemiologist Dr. Durland FISH - express concern about the disease and its spread.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Deaths in Africa from malaria, which is carried by mosquitoes, noted.
(New York: John McKenzie) Scientific research into "disarming" mosquitoes by inserting a gene to deactivate the malaria parasite featured. [Imperial College professor Andrea CRISANTI, Harvard University professor Daniel HARTL, Texas A&M University professor Craig COATES, New York University professor Ken VERNICK - talk about developing a harmless mosquito that cannot transmit disease.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) ABCNews.com coverage of ways to protect oneself from mosquitos and mosquito-borne diseases noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(New York: Bill Blakemore) The story of Cookie, the rare diana monkey who lives with the Flikhstein family in Brooklyn, New York, presented; scenes shown of the family. [Mother, daughter and father Inna, Michelle and Roman FLIKSHTEIN - talk about their monkey.] The state's court-approved right to move Cookie to the Detroit Zoo noted. [Detroit Zoo curator Scott CARTER - cites animal rights.]