This program is 28 minutes long
NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen from 5:39:00 to end of broadcast.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The surge in deadly attacks in Iraq since the new government took over noted.
(Baghdad: Mark Strassmann) The tension between Sunni & Shiite Muslims that is fueling fear of a civil war examined; scenes shown of 2 funeral processions for slain clerics, attack sites & injured & executed Iraqis whose bodies have been dumped around the country; details given of the belief that foreign insurgents are exploiting the animosity. [Deputy Secretary of State Robert ZOELLICK- speaks of an evil that wants to destroy a democratic Iraq.]
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Talks between diplomats from the US & North Korea about nuclear weapons noted.
(Andersen Air Force Base, Guam: David Martin) The US military buildup on the Pacific island of Guam to counter a North Korean threat reviewed; scenes shown of F-15Es, a B-2 Stealth bomber and refueling tankers at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and nuclear submarines at the island’s harbor. [US Air Force Col. P.K. WHITE- explains the advantage of operating out of Guam; comments on munitions stored there.]
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(Dallas: Lee Cowan) The partisan gridlock in the Senate over judicial nominations & the filibuster examined; details given of pressure from evangelical groups who call themselves “Christ-ocrats” to stack the federal bench with conservatives. [Vision America Rick SCARBOROUGH- says the war is being waged in the courthouse.] [At a diner, 3 MEN – criticize judges.] [Omaha resident Dave BYDALEK- comments on an “activist” judge’s decision to overturn a gay marriage ban in Nebraska.] [MAN, radio talk show HOST – support the system.]
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) South Korean scientists’ creation of individualized stem cell lines reported; animation shown. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Tomorrow’s stand-down for Army recruiters to review enlistment practices noted.
(Atlanta: Jim Acosta) The military’s effort to attract teenagers featured; details given about the provision in the federal No Child Left Behind education law allowing recruiters access to public high schools and students’ personal information, and options for attracting teens away from school, including the National Guard's Recruit Sustainment Program, which offers cash incentives. [National Guard recruiter S/Sgt. Jeremy HILL- comments on getting leads at high schools.] [School recruiting opponent Marla SCHOOLMEESTER- opposes recruiting teenagers when they are not good at making risk choices.] [Student Kelly SCHOOLMEESTER- describes recruiters’ tactics.] [National Guard recruit Dustin GUICE- says his country comes first.] [Dustin’s mother Donna LUTHI- supports her son.] NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) A highway accident involving a pickup truck that slammed into a deputy sheriff in Little Canada, Minnesota, noted; video shown. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The deaths of 2 people when their hot air balloon caught fire in Shreveport, Louisiana, reported; scenes shown. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The merger of USAir & America West airlines noted; Stock Market Report. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Special series on the housing boom continued.
(Shaker Heights, Ohio: Randall Pinkston) The growing problem of equity skimming, in which scam artists use fraudulent documents to transfer empty homes into their own names, featured; photo shown of suspect Richard Lenard. [Home theft victim Jon THOMAS, attorney Dean BOLAND- describe how Thomas’ parents’ home was stolen.] [Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Recorder Patrick O'MALLEY- says anyone with ill intent could fraudulently transfer property.] [Philadelphia district attorney Lynne ABRAHAM- says the rightful owner could wait years for restitution.] NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The final eBay bid for advertising space on college student Courtney Van Dunk’s body announced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(Jackson, New Jersey: Jim Axelrod) The opening of the world’s fastest, tallest roller coaster, Kingda Ka, at Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park in Jackson, New Jersey, featured; scenes shown. [Roller coaster historian Steve URBANOWICZ- describes the experience.] [CBS News producer “MIKE” – reacts.] NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.