This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The vote by the 11th Circuit US Court of Appeals not to hear arguments on the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube noted.
(Pinellas Park, Florida: Jeffrey Kofman) The declining legal options for Terri's parents & the latest medical & political maneuverings examined. [Florida Governor Jeb BUSH - says a neurologist thinks Terri has been misdiagnosed & is in a state of minimal consciousness rather than a persistent vegetative state.] [Florida Department of Children & Families Lucy HADI- says Dr. William Cheshire did not examine her.] Cheshire's background noted & a statement about Terri's diagnosis quoted. [Former acting Solicitor General Walter DELLINGER- says it would be illegal for the state to take her into custody.] [State senator Skip CAMPBELL- comments on decision making.] [Brother Bobby SCHINDLER- promises to keep trying to save his sister.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings; Boston: Tim Johnson) The remarkable ambiguity of Cheshire's document & his medical background & point of view discussed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings; Supreme Court: Claire Shipman) The reasons why the Supreme Court is not likely to take on this case from the states reviewed & discussed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statistics on yesterday's battle at an insurgent training camp in Samarra, Iraq, cited.
(Baghdad: Martha Raddatz) An incident on the road to the Baghdad airport in which a potential bomb was spotted featured; scenes shown of the soldiers & the use of a camera robot to view & explode an IED at the road; details given from a classified State Department document on the new pattern of IED attacks using mannequins, human corpses & children. [3rd Infantry Div. Capt. Craig GIBSON- sums up the IED hunt.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The conclusion of the Arab League summit meeting that did not deal with the issues of the new potential for democratic reform, Syria leaving Lebanon & foreign fighters in the insurgency in Iraq noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The trustees' annual financial forecast for Medicare & Social Security reported; details given of the new projections for Social Security.
(Studio: Peter Jennings, Betsy Stark) The significance of the report on the future for Social Security & the problems with long-term projections discussed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The "continental summit" meeting between President Bush, Mexican President Vicente Fox & Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin to discuss issues of mutual concern shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Yuma, Arizona: Bill Redeker) The importance of the illegal immigrant labor force for the agriculture industry examined; scenes shown from along the US-Mexican border, where security has never been tighter in arresting illegals; details given about the shortage of farm laborers & the consequent threat to winter crops. [Western Growers Assn. Tom NASSIF- criticizes the Border Patrol for harassing farm workers.] [Land manager Antonio OSIGUERRA- cites the million dollar loss due to the labor shortage.] [Field supervisor Abel FIGUEROA- says we need the help from illegals.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) An explosion at a huge oil refinery near Galveston, Texas, reported; scenes shown from Texas City.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(New York: John McKenzie) The report from the National Insts. of Health conference on treatments for menopause examined; details given of the suggestion that hormone replacement dosage be reduced. [UCLA medical school professor Carole MANGIONE- cites the confusion about managing menopause.] Alternative treatments listed on screen. [University of Virginia health systems Dr. Joann PINKERTON- says these "natural" treatments don't work well; notes the limited success of anti-depressants; cites the estrogen patch.] [University of California at San Francisco Dr. Bruce ETTINGER- says half-strength estrogen works.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The "Faces of the Fallen" exhibit of portraits of men & women killed in Iraq & Afghanistan featured; several of the 1,323 portraits shown; details given about the emotional connections made much like the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. [4th Marine regiment Cpl. Charles LAUERSDORF- remembers medic PO Doc Mendez.] [Father Kenneth JERABEK- compares the two walls.] [Artist Alberto GONZALES- talks about the faces.] The eventual plan of giving the portraits to the families noted.