This program is 30 minutes long
(Houston: Janet Shamlian) The Arizona wildfires and the heat in the South and possible flood and rain featured; scenes shown of the flames, a half-marathon in Chicago and hot Houston. [Eastern Arizona incident management Bill BISHOP- talks about the size of the fire.] [Several PEOPLE - talk hot weather.] [The Weather Channel Kelly CASS- talks about the heat.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Pierre, South Dakota: Miguel Almaguer) Concerns about flooding along the Missouri River featured; scenes shown of the rising river, sandbagging and the dams being released. [Resident Erik NORDSTROM - reacts to leaving his house.] [Army Corps of Engineers Eric STASCH, National Guard Capt. David LARSON- talk about the water and levees.]
(Golan Heights territory: Alex Marquardt) A deadly border clash between Israeli troops and pro-Palestinian protesters reviewed; scenes shown of the Palestinian refugees trying to cross into disputed Israeli-occupied territory of the Golan Height bordering Syria and the West Bank demonstrations. [Israeli military spokeswoman Lt. Col. Avital LEIBOVICH- says we gave warnings.]
(Tripoli, Libya: Stephanie Gosk) The sudden departure of Yemeni dictator President Ali Saleh after he was wounded in a rocket attack on a mosque reviewed; details given about his surgery in Saudi Arabia and tribal rivalry. [On the phone, "Yemen Post" Hakim ALMASMARI- says there could be a long civil war.]
(Studio: Lester Holt; White House: John Harwood) The US reaction to events in Yemen with urgency about keeping Al Qaeda from strengthening discussed.
(Riveside, California; Tom Llamas) The impact of the recession and lack of funding on the newly built Hillcrest High School in California featured; scenes shown of the state-of-the art school that could stay empty; details given about the national problem of economic recovery and reality that are closing schools, libraries, city pools, state parks. [Alvord Unified School district superintendent Dr. Wendel TUCKER, California Teachers Assn. Mikki CICHOCKI- blame the economy in California for keeping the school from opening.] [Jesse Unruh Inst. of Politics Dan SCHNUR- says state and local governments kept spending.] [Prattville, Alabama, MAN - wants the pool open.]
(New York: Robert Bazell) A look at AIDS 30 years later presented; scenes shown from the play "The Normal Heart" about the start of the AIDS epidemic; details given of the worldwide spread of AIDS, the development of AIDS drugs and the search for a cure. [Playwright/AIDS activist Larry KRAMER - says people have and are dying needlessly.] [National Insts. of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony FAUCI- talks about a cure/vaccine.]
(Washington: Craig Melvin) How one woman, pediatrician Yolandra Hancock is making a difference in childhood obesity featured; scenes shown of a step up for health performance that is a fitness sisterhood for Washington, DC and from a neighborhood. [HANCOCK - lists the physical problems coming from obesity; explains why they eat high-calorie food.] [Several YOUNGSTERS - talks about exercise and eating right.]