This program is about 1 hour long
(Fox Weather Center: Rick Reichmuth) The severe storms tracked; weather maps and data shown on screen.
(Washington: Steve Centanni) The recall of more pet food containing melamine-tainted wheat gluten from China, including the Purina Alpo brand, reviewed; details outlined on screen. [Pet owner Yvette FAULKNER, on the phone, Dr. Kimberly MAY- comment.]
(London: Greg Burke) The day’s developments in the British sailors crisis featured; details given on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s remarks on western leaders’ arrogance. [British Foreign Secretary Margaret BECKETT- suggests using dialogue and discussion for resolving the issue.]
(Jerusalem: Reena Ninan) Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s Middle East trip featured; details given on President Bush's administration’s reaction to her plans to visit Syria; scenes shown of Pelosi in Jerusalem. [White House spokeswoman Dana PERINO- comments.] Statement from a Pelosi spokesman about the Congressional delegation quoted on screen.
(Boston: Molly Line) The debate over special education in public schools, sparked by the murder of Lincoln-Sudbury high school student James Alenson by autistic student John Odgren in Boston, examined; scenes from the courtroom, the New England Center for Children in Southborough, Massachusetts, and picture of Alenson shown; statistics cited. [NECC executive director Vincent STRULLY- says he has never seen children with autism be violent toward others.] [Staff intensive unit Jason BOURRET, attorney Jonathan SHAPIRO- comment on the incident.]
(LaFayette, Georgia: Jonathan Serrie) The investigation into the disappearance of Georgia 911 dispatcher Theresa Parker reviewed; details given on the search warrant for the home of husband Sam Parker; scenes shown of search crews. [Walker County Emergency Services captain Allen PADGETT- speaks about the search area.] [Missing woman’s sister Hilda WILSON- comments.]
(Marathon, Florida: Geraldo Rivera) Tonight’s “Geraldo at Large” about Anna Nicole Smith’s drug problems previewed.
(Sasabe, Arizona: Jonathan Hunt) The Minutemen operation “Stand Your Guard” targeting illegal immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border in Arizona featured; details given on the ACLU’s response; scenes shown from Sasabe. [Minutemen founder Chris SIMCOX- says the government cannot ignore the problem.]
(New York: Lauren Green) The cancellation of the exhibit of a controversial nude chocolate sculpture of Jesus at the Roger Smith Hotel in New York City during Holy Week featured; scenes shown of the statue. [Creator of sculpture Cosimo CAVALLARO, Catholic League Kiera McCAFFREY, former gallery creative director Matt SEMLER- comment.]
(Islamabad, Pakistan: Greg Palkot) The Taliban’s comeback campaign on the Afghanistan border in northern Pakistan featured; exclusive video shown of Taliban fighters, civilians, trucks; details given on Pakistan’s claims about the group’s limited presence and recent attacks.
(Tampa, Florida: Jonathan Serrie) The grassroots movement to return Christianity to the YMCA nonprofit community service organization examined; details given on the YMCA’s history and its evolution into secular centers. [The C Project Bill TETREAULT- says it is based on Christian principles; comments on the YMCA’s openness.] [YMCA chaplain Rev. Jay LIPPY- states the Tampa YMCA’s goals.]