This program is about 1 hour long
(New York: Todd Connor) Attempted rape and sex abuse charges against former psychiatric patient John Petry for the assault reviewed; surveillance footage of the attack and scenes from outside the church shown.
(Israel-Gaza border: Mike Tobin) Israeli air strikes against Hamas militants in Gaza following more Hamas rocket attacks in Israel and the continued infighting between Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah featured; security video of a rocket hitting a gas station and scenes shown; details given on the gun battles at the Islamic University.
(Washington: Catherine Herridge) The investigation into the plot by terrorists to attack the Ft. Dix military base in New Jersey reviewed; details given on the suspected Duka brothers. [Homeland Security Secretary Michael CHERTOFF- talks about the work towards counteracting radicalism and the threat from unsophisticated plots.]
(Laredo, Texas: Kris Gutierrez) A Texas sheriff’s concern that terrorists are being smuggled across the US-Mexico border examined; scenes of 2 illegal immigrants from Honduras and pictures of Islamic patches found along the Rio Grande shown. [Webb County, Texas, sheriff Rick FLORES- states his opinion.] [Laredo Mayor Raul SALINAS- comments.]
(Sacramento, California: Claudia Cowan) California scientists’ efforts to rescue 2 wayward humpback whales in the Sacramento River examined; details given on the attempt to lure them back to sea by playing sounds of feeding whales; scenes shown of rescue crews and whales.
(Washington: Major Garrett) The debate over the Z visa program, which would allow illegal immigrants to apply for temporary work permits, reviewed; details given on Senator John McCain’s reaction to the compromise in Congress. [Heritage Foundation Brian DARLING- says illegal immigrants are being forgiven.] [Homeland Security Secretary Michael CHERTOFF- outlines other threats in which they can now focus.] [National Immigration Forum Frank SHARRY- comments on the temporary worker program.]
(Studio: Shepard Smith) Scenes shown of demonstrators at the site of the clash between police and protestors at an immigration rally in Los Angeles.
(White House: Bret Baier) The meeting between Congressional leaders to discuss a compromise on the war funding bill for Iraq and Afghanistan examined; details given on the Democrats’ push for a troop withdrawal timetable; scenes shown of demonstrators outside the White House. [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI – accuses President Bush of not signing the bill to avoid accountability.] [White House Chief of Staff Joshua BOLTEN- says timelines send the wrong signal.] Excerpt of MoveOn.org political action radio ad critical of Representative Steny Hoyer played.
(Fox Weather Center: Janice Dean) National forecast given; weather maps and data shown on screen.
(Seattle: Dan Springer) A new University of Washington report on the evergreen forest population examined; details given on the ban on logging near steams in an effort to protect salmon and the subsequent sale by timber companies of forests to be turned into housing developments. [UW College of Forest Resources Bruce BARE- comments on the regulations in different areas along the steam.] [Cascade Land Conservancy Charlie RAINES- comments.]