This program is about 1 hour long
(Atlanta: Jonathan Serrie) The accusations that district attorney Mike Nifong covered up DNA evidence in the rape case against Duke University lacrosse players examined; details given on the DNA test results and Representative Walter Jones’ request for an investigation into Nifong’s conduct in the case; scenes shown.
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Jones’ comments on Nifong’s conduct noted. [Voice of JONES – says he’s trying to stand up for the accused.] Continuing coverage previewed.
(New York: Erik Liljegren) Health officials’ claims that lettuce is likely the source of the E.Coli outbreak at Taco Bell restaurants in 5 states examined. [Voice of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Christopher BRADEN- says 75 of the victims were hospitalized.]
(Mt. Hood, Oregon: Dan Springer) The ongoing search featured; details given on the limitations from harsh weather conditions; scenes shown of the heat-sensing drones and rescue helicopters. [304th Air Rescue Squadron Capt. Christopher BERNARD, F.JAMES- comment.]
(Pentagon: Mike Emanuel) US Army chief of staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker’s meeting with a congressional group about staffing forces for the war on terror and in Iraq examined; details given on the options likely to be suggested, including more access to the reserves; statistics cited. [Deputy Secretary of Defense David CHU- warns that overusing any one community may prevent young Americans to join or continue.]
(Taylor County, Texas: Kim McIntyre) The lawsuit filed by Texas rancher Dale Rankin against FPL Energy for the disturbances caused by the new wind farm near Abilene, Texas, examined; details given on the money paid by FPL to landowners for the turbines; scenes shown from the Horse Hollow wind project. [RANKIN- explains his reasons for the lawsuit.] Statement from FPL spokesman Steve Stengel quoted on screen. [SMU environmental engineer Al AMRENDARI- comments.]
(Washington: Major Garrett) Congress’ approval of a bill to expand health savings account programs featured; details given on the Democrats’ opposition; uninsured Americans statistics cited. [America’s Health Insurance Plans’ Karen IGNANI, Heritage Foundation policy analyst Nina OWCHARENKO- comment on how HSA’s work.] [Senator Ron WYDEN- says HSA’s are not the ideal option.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Wyden’s proposal for universal health care noted.
(San Francisco: Claudia Cowan) The ban in San Francisco on the sale of baby products containing plastics with a potentially toxic chemical examined; details given on the lawsuit against the ban; scenes shown of the toys and car seats. [San Francisco supervisor Gerardo SANDOVAL- says the ban is probably the best way to proceed.] [CitiKids baby store owner Richard WOO- complains about losing business.] [American Chemistry Council’s Marion STANLEY- says there’s no reliable evidence that the chemicals harm humans.]