This program is 29 minutes long
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.
(Apex, North Carolina: Jeffrey Kofman) An explosion & fire at a chemical plant in Apex, North Carolina, featured; scenes shown from the hazardous waste facility filled with toxic chemicals; details given of recent fines against the waste processing facility. [RESIDENT - reacts.] [Apex town manager Bruce RADFORD- cites the cases of respiratory distress.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Toxic dangers from chemical sites in 23 states noted.
(Washington: Lisa Stark) The dangers from toxic incidents at plants examined; details given about EPA regulations. [International Assn. of Fire Chiefs Chief Tim BUTTERS- comments on the problem of verifying the kinds of chemicals.] [US Chemical Safety Board Carolyn MERRITT- says many communities are not prepared to respond.] [Environmental Hazards Management Inst. Alan BORNER- comments.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Statement from Senator John Warner that Iraq is "drifting sideways" & a change of course by the US may be necessary quoted.
(Pentagon: Jonathan Karl) The advice to the administration of the need for changes to prevent it all from collapsing in Iraq examined; details given of the options for the US. [Former Army vice chief of staff retired Gen. Jack KEANE- says we should look to see what we can do using classic counter-insurgency tactics to protect the people.] [August 21, President BUSH - says we are not leaving.] [Civilian Police Assistance Training Team commander Maj. Gen. Joseph PETERSON- comments on the unrealistic expectations of Iraqi security forces.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The testimony today by Navy PO Melson Bacos at the trial of seven Marines for killing an Iraqi civilian last year reported.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The first appearance by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il since the announcement of plans for a nuclear test & the responding threat from the U.N. reported.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) The call from New Jersey Senate candidate Tom Kean, Jr., for Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert to resign due to the scandal involving resigned Representative Mark Foley noted. ABC weekly series "Your Vote" introduced.
(Anoka, Minnesota: Dean Reynolds) The campaigning in Minnesota by Democratic Congressional candidate Patty Wetterling on the Foley scandal issue examined; TV ad shown. [WETTERLING - says she speaks out for child abuse.] [KSTP-TV political reporter Tom HAUSER- says the child protection issue has energized Wetterling's campaign.] [Republican candidate Michele BACHMANN- outlines the issues.] [University of Minnesota professor Kathryn PEARSIN- says this is an issue voters are talking about.] [Three VOTERS - react.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Evidence from Mars via pictures taken by a new robot ship of the presence of the Mars rover shown.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) A closer look at a deadly legacy of the Israeli-Hizballah war in Lebanon introduced.
(Zaoutar, Lebanon: Wilf Dinnick) The danger in the Lebanese countryside of lethal unexploded cluster bombs featured; scenes shown of Israel firing the bombs in Lebanon during the 34-day war & of people injured by the exploding bomblets. [American U.N. worker Jihad SAMHAT- shows the bomb areas; states cluster munitions should not be used.] [Israeli government spokesman Mark REGEV- comments on the conflict in Lebanon.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) National Center for Health Statistics statistics on overweight children cited.
(New York: Dan Harris) Fighting fat in the American public school featured; details given of a deal with snack food makers agreeing to reduce fat/sugar in cafeteria food. [Former President Bill CLINTON, Mars, Inc. Jamie MATTIKOW- comment on the problem of obesity among young Americans.] The problems with enforcing this voluntary plan outlined. [STUDENT, Yale Prevention Research Center Dr. David KATZ- comment.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Canada's awarding of the Order of Canada to late ABC News anchor Peter Jennings reported; scenes shown of his daughter receiving the award.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Teenage race car driver Lindsey Adams, who has dedicated her career to the cause of finding a cure for breast cancer, profiled; scenes shown from the racetrack. [ADAMS - talks about racing cars, about being the girl on the track, why she drives a pink car because of her mother & using her presence as a role model beyond the motor sports circuit.] [Mother Debbie ADAMS- talks about her cancer & her daughter's desire to do a race for the cure.]