This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Dean Reynolds) The discovery in Iraq of the bodies of two missing US soldiers noted; statistics cited on casualties since May 1.
(Baghdad: Jeffrey Kofman) The attacks on US soldiers, who are trying to establish order in Iraq, featured; scenes shown from Baghdad of US troops on the job, of oil pipelines on fire, of an Iraqi pro-coalition demonstration. [US forces in Iraq commander Gen. Ricardo SANCHEZ- says we are still in a war.] [Army S/Sgt. Michael WILLIAMS- comments.] [Brookings Inst. Michael O'HANLON- says it is a hit-&-run guerrilla war; states President Bush's administration has been naive about Iraq.]
(Studio: Dean Reynolds) Death in Afghanistan of a US soldier in a vehicle accident & an attack on American troops reported.
(Studio: Dean Reynolds) National security adviser Condoleezza Rice's visit to the Middle East to meet with Palestinian & Israeli officials noted.
(Jerusalem: John Yang) Tomorrow's cease-fire in the Middle East previewed; photo shown of Rice with Palestinian officials. [Islamic Jihad Mohammed al-HINDI- says Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon must respect this "hudna."] [Palestinian foreign minister Nabil SHAATH- says we have achieved an important step.] [Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Gideon MEIR- says the Palestinian Authority must start arresting the terrorists.]
(Studio: Dean Reynolds) The status of the conflict in Liberia between rebels & government troops reported.
(Studio: Dean Reynolds) Report introduced.
(Ft. Worth: Mike von Fremd) The guilty verdict in Texas against Shante Mallard for striking Gregory Biggs with her car & leaving him lodged in the windshield to die in her garage featured; scenes shown from the courtroom where a videotape was shown of Mallard at the nightclub. [Defense attorney Jeff KEARNEY- says the jury was hit hard by Mallard partying.] [MALLARD - says she is sorry.] [Victim's son Brandon BIGGS - says restitution is required.] [Prosecutor Richard ALPERT- backs the sentence.]
(Studio: Dean Reynolds) Security scares at the Los Angeles Airport reported.
(Studio: Dean Reynolds) The campaign fund raising by President Bush versus the nine Democratic candidates cited.
(Los Angeles: John Cochran) The problems for Republican candidates running in California examined; details given about what Bush needs to win California. [Comedian Dennis MILLER - jokes about the Democratic presidential candidates.] [California Democratic strategist Bill CARRICK- says Republicans are not making progress here.] [University of California at Berkeley professors Bruce CAIN, Susan RASKY- asses Bush's chances in California.]
(Studio: Dean Reynolds) President Bush's call for both houses of Congress to settle their differences over Medicare noted.
(New York: Bob Jamieson) How the Medicare bills would apply to prescription drug costs for seniors examined. [In Evanston, Illinois, senior Marjorie JUDE; in Miami, retired educator Reuben GOLDSTEIN; in Evanston, two WOMEN - react to the proposed plans.] [AARP John ROTHER- says most people will still pay the majority of drug costs.]
(Studio: Dean Reynolds) Tomorrow's appearance by Senate majority leader Bill Frist on "This Week" mentioned.
(Studio: Dean Reynolds) Report introduced.
(Washington: Barry Serafin) Center for Public Integrity report accusing prosecutors of breaking rules to land convictions examined; details given of the handling of one case in which a man was falsely accused of sexually assaulting his adopted daughter. [The accused Robert WASSER, Center for Public Integrity Chuck LEWIS, county ADA Diane DONAHOO- offer views on the cases.] Statement from a spokesman for the National Assn. of District Attorneys quoted. [Former prosecutor Pace University law school professor Bennett GERSHMAN- says misconduct is pervasive in the system.] [Robert & Bonnie WASSER- question the system.]
(Studio: Dean Reynolds) Funeral service for former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson reported.
(Studio: Dean Reynolds) HCA's agreement to pay millions to settle Medicare fraud charges noted.
(Washington: Jim Wooten) The story of two former HCA employees who blew the whistle on the for-profit health care provider presented. [Former doctor James THOMPSON, accountant John SCHILLING- explain how they lost careers for accusing HCA of cheating & why they decided to tell.]
(Studio: Dean Reynolds) The unveiling in Shanghai, China, of the world longest steel arched bridge shown.
(Studio: Dean Reynolds) The first performance by the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra since the war reported; scenes shown of the rehearsal & the concert featuring the Iraqi anthem banned by Saddam Hussein. [Conductor Abdul Razzak al-AAZZAUOI- says he will continue on.] [IRAQI - reacts.]