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Today was SUPPOSED to be the day of Timothy McVeigh's execution.
Instead, the head of the F-B-I is being called on the carpet on Capitol Hil.
Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
F-B-I director Louis Freeh admits the agency made a "serious error" in its handling of documents in the Oklahoma City bombing case.
Aleen Sirgany has more on Freeh's testimony today in Washington.
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[SUPER=01-Rep. David Obey/(D) Wisconsin;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Frank Wolf/(R) Virginia;]
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LOUIS FREEH, ON THE VERGE OF RETIREMENT FROM THE FBI, ADMITS HIS
DEPARTMENT HAS MADE MISTAKES.
(SOT Louis Freeh/FBI Director)
MOST RECENTLY IN THE CASE OF TIMOTHY MCVEIGH.
(NAT)PEOPLE YELLING AT MCVEIGH
NARR: MCVEIGH WAS SUPPOSED TO DIE TODAY FOR THE DEATHS OF 168 PEOPLE.
BUT NOW, AFTER WAITING FOR SIX YEARS, FAMILY MEMBERS ARE FORCED TO
CONTINUE WAITING BECAUSE SOMEHOW THREE THOUSAND PAGES OF F- B-I
DOCUMENTS WERE NOT HANDED OVER TO MCVEIGHS LAWYERS UNTIL LAST WEEK. A
MISTAKE FOR WHICH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WANT ANSWERS.
(sot : Rep. David Obey/(D-Wisconsin): I think the troubles... are
ITS THE LATEST IN A STRING OF BLUNDERS FOR THE F- B-I. FEBRUARY
18TH,VETERAN F-B-I AGENT ROBERT HANSSEN IS ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF SPYING
FOR RUSSIA. AND THERE WAS THE F-B-I DEBACLE OVER THE INVESTIGATION OF
LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIST WEN HO LEE.
(SOT Rep. Frank Wolf/R-Virginia(We must step back... in the future)
F-B-I OFFICIALS MAINTAIN FREEHS DEPARTURE IS UNRELATED TO THE
DEPARTMENT'S TROUBLES BUT THEY ARE TROUBLES SURE TO CAUSE A CLOUD OF
EMBARRASSMENT IN HIS LAST DAYS AS THE F-B-I DIRECTOR.
A CBS POLL SHOWS THE F-B-IS MISTAKE IN THE MCVEIGH CASE HAS DENTED THE
PUBLICS FAITH IN THE F-B-ITHE APPROVAL RATING IS NOW JUST 24 PERCENT.
ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.
Local police are launching a new effort to help locate missing children.
The program, called Amber Alert, is designed to communicate information to the community about a missing child through the media.
The program asks participating media to immediately broadcast information about the child, relevant details about the abduction, and a number where viewers and listeners can call with any information.
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[IN Q= Between 1997]
((BETWEEN 1997 AND NOVEMBER OF 2000, WHEN THE ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED, THEY RECOVERED SEVEN KIDS, STRICTLY ATTRIBUTED TO THE AMBER ALERT.))
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[OUT Q=Amber Alert.]
Missing children must meet certain criteria before the Amber Alert will be used in their case.
Some media have already agreed to participate in the project.
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An early morning fire damaged two homes in Danville -
Firefighters responded to 1018 Washington Street around 2:30 this morning.
The house was fully involved when they arrived.
There's no word if anyone was in that home at the time of the blaze.
Meanwhile, the fire spread to a home next door, but caused minimal damage.
Everyone in the second house got out safely.
There's no word yet on what caused the blaze.
A standoff in Henry County ended in gunfire.
Sheriffs deputies say a man apparently committed suicide after a lengthy confrontation.
Authorities say they repeatedly tried to negotiate with 38- year old Allen Boyd, Junior before firing tear gas into his mother's home in Collinsville.
Once inside-- deputies say they found Boyd dead from a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Authorities were attempting to take Boyd into protective custody because they felt he was a threat to himself.
They say, earlier in the day, Boyd smashed a car window in a fit of road rage and had also threatened his wife and mother.
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((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: ANYTHING LESS THAN THE SURROUNDING OF THE HOUSE AND EVENTUALLY BRINGING THIS TO A CONCLUSION BY POLICE WOULD HAVE BEEN IRRESPONSIBLE ON MY PART IF I'D HAVE LET THIS MAN GO HE COULD HAVE SHOT SOMEONE OR HE'D SHOT A POLICE OFFICERS OR ONE OF HIS FAMILY MEMBERS NOT ONLY WOULD I HAVE HAD IT ON MY CONSCIOUS I'D BE CRIMINALLY LIABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;]
[OUT Q=criminally liable.]
No one else was inside the home and deputies say they did not fire any shots.
The Sheriff says Allen Boyd, Junior suffered from depression and had not been taking his medication.
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South Carolina's loss is Giles County's gain.
Celanese Acetate is cutting 445 jobs at its plant in South Carolina.
Some of those jobs will come to the company's plant in Narrows.
Celanese officials say the move will increase its efficency.
California regulators have approved record electric rate increases, as they try to prepare for another summer of rolling black-outs.
But the power crisis is NOT limited to that state.
Bill Whitaker explains.
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[SUPER=01-David Cook/North American Electric Reliability Council; 1;16]
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NARR; It didn't go down well;
NAT SOT: Protestor screaming, dragged out
NARR; A more than 5-Billion dollar rate increase, the biggest in state
history, with the heaviest burden falling on residential customers. The
heaviest users will see a 47% hike;
(SUPER; Geoffrey Brown/Utilities Commissioner)
SOT Brown "We cannot walk away from this; we cannot put our heads in the
(SUPER: Bill Whitaker/CBS News)
WHITAKER ON CAMERA; "It's not just Californians complaining about the
power crunch. It's clear now this energy crisis is going nationwide."
(SUPER: Grand Rapids, IA)
NARR; With three power plants down for repairs, the lights have been
going off in Iowa;
NAT SOT; Woooo!
NARR;... three times in two weeks, closing down schools, building up
frustrations. According to a just released national energy report, it
can happen almost anywhere.
(GRAPHIC) The respected North American Electric Reliability Council says
California will face more severe power outages than expected... 260
hours of rolling blackouts this summer. And northwest neighbors can't
help; drought has left them with barely enough hydropower to meet their
needs. New York and New England are right on the edge. A heat wave
could knock out the lights. In fact, transmissin lines up and down the
East are maxed out. Equipment failure or extreme weather could make the
East the heart of darkness;
(SUPER; David Cook/North American Electric Reliability Council)
SOT Cook "There is no magic bullet, no single thing to be done that
will solve the challenges we face."
NARR; In other words, it's looking like this will be a long, hot, and
costly summer from coast to coast. Bill Whitaker, CBS News, Los Angeles.
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The crash of a military plane in Turkey claims the lives of more than 30 people. We'll have the details after this break,
and the deaths of two people and the injury of a hundred more in India are being blamed on a mysterious monkey man.
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A military plane exploded into a ball of flames today in southern Turkey.
Officials say all 37 soldiers and crew members aboard the plane were killed.
The military is blaming a technical malfunction for the crash.
The twin-engine propeller aircraft was carrying members of Turkey's special forces when it blew up.
Reports of a superpowered monkey man are causing mass hysteria in the eastern part of Delhi, India.
The mysterious creature is supposed to have a hairy body and sharp metal claws. Some claim it is attacking people as they sleep on their roofs to escape the sweltering heat.
According to police reports, the monkey man has been blamed for injuries to 100 people in the past month. One man was killed when he jumped off a roof during a purported attack.
A pregnant woman died last night when she slipped on stairs trying to escape after neighbors screamed that the monkey man was coming. Several more people were hurt.
An Indian newspaper says many of the people who say they were attacked have scratches on their bodies.
Police say a group of people wearing masks appears to be responsible.
Nearly all of the victims are described as uneducated, poor and superstitious.
C-S-X investigators are in Ohio, trying to figure out how a runaway train left a rail yard on its own.
They're reviewing the train's
event recorder, which is similar to a PLANE'S black box.
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The 47- car train was travelling through northwestern Ohio, reaching speeds near 45- miles-per-hour.
It rolled along UN-MANNED for over an hour.
C-S-X employees trailing in another train managed to slow it down.
In a daring move, a man ran alongside the locomotive and jumped on board-- bringing the train to a halt.
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((JON HOSFELD/STOPPED RUNAWAY TRAIN:IT WAS MORE OR LESS INSTINCT THAN VOLUNTEERING...I WAS NEVER ADVISED TO
DO SUCH A THING. I WAS ADVISED TO TAKE THE SAFEST COURSE. BUT I
FELT--AS I MENTIONED EARLIER HERE-THAT I HAD A COMFORT LEVEL AND WAS
ABLE TO DO THIS TO MAKE IT A SAFE CONCLUSION. ))
[SUPER=01-Jon Hosfeld/Stopped Runaway Train;]
[OUT Q=a safe conclusion.]
The runaway train was loaded with hazardous liquids.
It is no secret that as we age, our bodies begin to show the damage from everyday wear and tear.
Its joints are especially vulnerable to life's stress.
Currently, hip replacement surgery is one of the most common operations in America.
And with the latest advances in technology, younger patients are being set free from the pain of hip degeneration.
Dr. Emily Senay has more.
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NARR: Jet engine technician Dane Glisan knows the pain of a worn out hip
all too well.
SOT SGT. DANE GLISAN/ JET ENGINE TECHNICIAN, U.S. AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
IT WOULD ABSOLUTELY KILL ME TO CRAWL IN THE COCKPIT TO RUN THE AIRPLANE
// edit// ) IN ORDER TO GET YOUR LEG THAT HIGH IT WAS EXTREMELY PAINFUL
AND ABOUT THAT TIME THAT WAS WHEN I MADE THE DECISION TO GO AHEAD AND
HAVE IT REPLACED
natsot doctor w/ x-ray "these prostheses are made of a special type of
NARR: So Dr. James Wenz of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in
Baltimore implanted a steel artificial hip. It's almost as good as the
hip Dane was born with.
natsot doctor "the only thing the artificial joint does is try to come
close to recreating what the natural hip does"
SOT DR. WENZ: USUALLY PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO GET BACK A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT
OF THEIR MOTION // edit// WE'RE ABLE TO OFTEN RESTORE THEM BACK TO THE
LEVEL WHERE THEY CAN HAVE A SATISFACTORY LIFE
NARR: What used to be a major operation is now becoming less and less
invasive, with much less damage to the muscle... allowing for a quicker
natsot doctor computer screen incision comparisons "this is a typical
incision we used to use, this is eight inches in length, and we did a
lot more muscle disruption and disruption of the soft tissues, whereas
now the incision is much smaller
NARR: Dane was up and about in a matter of days after his surgery.
SOT DANE GLISAN: I WENT TO SLEEP I WOKE UP AND I FELT FINE 44 THERE WAS
NO MORE PAIN IT WAS (CLICK) JUST LIKE THAT LIKE SOMEBODY TURNED OFF A
LIGHT SWITCH THERE WAS ABSOLUTEY NO MORE PAIN... I FELT FINE
NARR: Four months later, he has returned to a fully active life again.
SOT DANE GLISAN: I CAN RUN NOW I CAN WALK I CAN GO OUT HERE AND WALK
INDEFINITELY // edit// I CAN GO DOWN INTO A CROUCH OR A SQUAT AND STAY
THERE UNTIL UNTIL MY KNEES SAY OKAY THAT'S ENOUGH // edit//) IT'S SO
MUCH BETTER I'M A HAPPIER PERSON TO BE PERFECTLY HONEST WITH YOU
EMILY SENAY, CBS NEWS
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Coming up next, Joy Sutton will join us to talk about what the maker of a powerful pain killer is doing to keep its drug out of the hands of people who abuse it,
and we'll see what the cut in America's prime lending rate is doing to stock markets in Asia.
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Abuse of the powerful painkiller OxyContin has made it difficult for legitimate chronic pain suffers to get access to it.
That's why its maker Purdue Pharma is taking drastic steps to reduce prescription drug abuse.
And tonight, the company in conjunction with a local hospital is holding a community meeting to discuss abuse and chronic pain management.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with the director of patient advocacy for Purdue.
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Kimberly the company has developed a 10 point plan to reduce prescription drug abuse.
And here to tell us more about the plan is Pamela Bennett.
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We have :30 of B-Roll. THOM will call for it.
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The community meeting will be held tonight at 6pm at the Montgomery Regional Hospital Health Education Center inside the New River Valley Mall.
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Stocks are rising in Hong Kong, in the wake of yesterday's decision by the U-S Federal Reserve to cut interest rates by half- a percent.
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The Hang Seng index climbed just over two- percent by the mid- day close.
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((HOWARD GORGES/SOUTH CHINA BROKERGE: AND THE PERCEPTION FROM OUTSIDE IS THAT CHINA IS THE ECONOMY TO WATCH
IN ASIA AND WE ARE SEEING MORE INTEREST IN CHINA STOCKS BOTH FROM
OUTSIDE AS WELL AS CHINA MONEY COMING IN TO HONG KONG))
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[OUT Q=coming into Hong Kong.]
Meanwhile, many economists believe the Fed will cut rates again at its next meeting in late June.
But they differ on whether the cut will be by another half-point, or a more modest QUARTER-point.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 131 points.
Nasdaq was up 22 points.
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The BUCKS stop in Charlotte. We'll have the details in Sports.
Also we'll meet a small girl who is making a big impression on the olf course.
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Beijing won ringing endorsements for the 2008 Olympics.
An International Olympic Committee report praises Beijing's bid as 'excellent' - but dosen't mention China's human rights record or other political issues.
The report by the I-O-C said "Beijing Games would leave a unique legacy to China and to sport, and the commission is confident that Beijing would organize excellent games."
Paris and Toronto are still in the running for the games.
Osaka, Japan, and Istanbul, Turkey, were virtually eliminated as potential hosts.
NASCAR will be sharing the road when the Team Racing Auto Circuit begins stock car competition
TRAC says it'll try to recruit younger drivers while staying away from NASCAR veterans.
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Glenvar and Eastern Montgomery duked it out in Shawsville yesterday -
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The Highlanders would be the cat's meow yesterday afternoon, and keep the Mustangs on a LEASH.
Glenvar jumped out to the early lead as Brandon Carroll hits the bouncer up the middle.
Grant Gammons and Brooks Willet score.
In the top of the 2nd, Adam Hill flys out to right field. Shane Spikes comes home, and it's three-nothing Highlanders.
Gammons doubles down the third baseline. Chad Phillips reaches home plate, and Glenvar goes on to win it 12-to-5.
The Three Rivers tourney opens next Tuesday.
The Charlotte Hornets rally for the lead in their best of seven series with the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Hornets were down two games to none - but last night's win puts them up three to two.
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Milwaukee knew that it would need plenty of support from its "Big Two."
And sure enough, Ray Allen and the Big Dog - Glenn Robinson stepped up and combined to score 42 points.
But the Hornets were just too tough last night, as Jamal Mashburn drops in 24.
The Hornets take game five, 94-to-86.
And finally today--
12- year- old Morgan Pressel isn't even finished with seventh grade, but already she's heading to the U-S Women's Open.
Earlier this week, Pressel shot an impressive two- under par 70 in a qualifying tournament.
That earned her a spot in the open, which will be held later this month.
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((MORGAN PRESSEL/12-YEAR-OLD GOLFER: I WANTED TO GO OUT AND PLAY A GOOD ROUND OF GOLF.
I WANTED TO GET EXPERIENCE AND HAVE FUN. ))
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[OUT Q=and have fun.]
Despite her petite size, Morgan averages around 230 yards with her driver.
She practices every day and is very close with her golf coach-- he also happens to be her grandfather.
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