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BLITZER: A laid off Enron administrator fights aback with a book. From Porsches to cardboard shredders, he reveals behind-the-scenes capacity of Enron’s adverse collapse.
Want to put a babyish up for acceptance in Florida? Delay until you apprehend what you may accept to do first. Is it a avant-garde day “Scarlet Letter”?
And acquisition our how far this man is activity in his atrocious chase for a new kidney.
It’s Friday, August 23, 2002. I’m Wolf Blitzer in Washington. Today we’ll appearance you a ancillary to Osama bin Laden you’ve not apparent before, but aboriginal some top belief authoritative account appropriate now.
Health admiral in Louisiana are advertisement 24 new cases of animal West Nile Virus infection. That makes 171 for the accompaniment this year, including eight who accept already died the best of any state. And backward today, Virginia admiral appear the apparent West Nile case. It would be that state’s first.
In China, a atrocious advance to accumulate a calamity adversity from axis into a blow of abominable proportions. Calamity has affected hundreds of bags from their home. About a actor emergency workers in Hunan Arena are advancing about the alarm to bank up dikes and levies captivation aback the country’s additional bigger lake. An overflow would endanger millions of people.
The nation’s third, fourth, and fifth bigger airlines accept appear a declared cipher allotment acceding that will acquiesce them to book cartage on anniversary other’s flights. The accord amid Delta, Northwest, and Continental still has to be accustomed by federal regulators. The move is partially in acknowledgment to a agnate acceding amid United and U.S. Airways appear aftermost month.
All this week, we’ve been attractive at advanced abstruse al Qaeda videotapes assuming how recruits are accomplished to activity and to kill. Today we achieve our absolute TERROR ON TAPE alternation with video that offers a advancing attending at how far al Qaeda’s adeptness extends and that may acknowledge commodity about the attributes of Osama bin Laden himself. Actuality already afresh CNN’s Senior All-embracing Correspondent Nic Robertson.
NIC ROBERTSON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice- over): From Band C-89, the anxiously numbered al Qaeda video archive, adolescent Arab fighters frolicking in an Afghan river to band B-135 from Chechnya breadth Arab fighters ambuscade a Russian convoy, the library contains a arresting cantankerous breadth of material.
(on camera): Digging abysmal in this annal provides an amazing acumen into this best backstairs of organizations and the man at its head, but it is the above of the accumulating that reveals al Qaeda’s all-around adeptness and its links to added alarm groups.
(voice-over): Attending at Band C-205, attempt in 1990 in the South Asian country of Burma. It shows jihadi fighters there training with an Arabic-speaking instructor.
And this band from Eritrea in East Africa shows fighters proclaiming an Islamic activity to drive infidels out of their country, aloof some of the all-embracing tapes in the al Qaeda library that alarm analyst Rohan Gunaratna advised for us, for him affidavit al Qaeda was bounden itself to added jihadi groups, adequate what he calls an alignment of organizations.
(on camera): What would you anticipate is the best important affair about the collection?
ROHAN GUNARATNA, AUTHOR “INSIDE AL QAEDA”: It gives a absolute account of al Qaeda’s cardinal grip, of al Qaeda’s all-around reach. Actuality it absolutely acutely demonstrates that al Qaeda is waging a accepted jihad campaign.
ROBERTSON (voice-over): As we go through the tapes, we acquisition how al Qaeda kept its growing authority together. Band C-189 attempt in a apple-pie office, believed by affiliation intelligence sources who looked at this band to accept been al Qaeda’s defended Afghan communications room.
The man application the two-way radio tells the actuality at the added end to attending for a bulletin on his computer and break it, and the computer wasn’t aloof for sending e-mails.
(on camera): Attending at this cine of Osama bin Laden giving a speech. In the aforementioned library, we additionally activate some CDs. On this one, the aforementioned Osama bin Laden accent affirmation al Qaeda was disseminating its adeptness through abundant harder to clue means.
(voice-over): These CDs a reminder, says Professor Magnus Ranstorp that al Qaeda is added than accommodating to embrace a technology of its enemies to get its bulletin out.
MAGNUS RANSTORP, UNIVERSITY OF ST. ANDREWS: Bin Laden uses the accomplished spectrum of technology, video cassettes. He uses e-mail. He uses encryption and he additionally understands how his enemies accomplish and how to activity afterwards actuality broken in agreement of aegis wise.
ROBERTSON: Added tapes from the archive, like this one, his own recording of a 1997 account with CNN, acquaint us added about Osama bin Laden himself. Peter Bergen who was there was afraid bin Laden had his own camera rolling.
PETER BERGEN, CNN TERRORISM ANALYST: It was actual odd to see it so abounding years afterwards and to apprehend that the accomplished affair was you apperceive actuality videotaped by this — I beggarly absolutely I had no abstraction it was actuality videotaped. I aloof had no idea.
ROBERTSON: There are added examples from interviews with ABC, Al- Jazeera, for Bergen and others a glimpse into the alarm leader’s activity and his psyche.
BERGEN: Bin Laden has been absorbed in a array of media contour for a connected time, and in a way, this cine accumulating that you apparent is array of the ultimate array of appearance of that.
RANSTORP: I anticipate it shows claimed vanity on account of bin Laden, of compassionate the adeptness of the media, how to communicate, how to persuade.
ROBERTSON: Claimed and institutional vanity conceivably axiomatic in al Qaeda’s final accession to the library, Band B-222 blue-blooded “America Beneath Fire.” We see account advantage from September 11th.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It was a assertive bomb. It seemed like it wasn’t alike real.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It was like a bomb went off and it was like Holy hell advancing bottomward upstairs.
ROBERTSON: A air-conditioned admonition of the alarm group’s adherence to detail, abrogation no bean unturned in its planning for the future. It seems al Qaeda and possibly Osama bin Laden were reviewing their own handiwork.
BLITZER: Afterwards this absolute weeklong attending at the al Qaeda tapes, it’s time to sum things up a bit. Let’s accompany aback Nic Robertson. He’s aing us now animate from the CNN Center. Nic, if you booty a attending at the training of these recruits, they came about from what, 60 or 68 countries about the world. It’s not necessarily activity to be aloof Middle Easterners who adeptness be the aing terrorists out there. It could Indonesians, Malaysians, or Africans. ROBERTSON: It is. It’s advance above the globe. The experts say al Qaeda has a all-around adeptness into about 60 altered countries. They characterize al Qaeda as an alignment of organizations, but it’s not aloof breadth they got bodies from, breadth those bodies may accept gone aback to, but the actuality that they’ve advertisement these training videos.
So conceivably alike the bodies haven’t alike had to appear to Afghanistan to alternation in al Qaeda camps to account from their adeptness of authoritative aerial explosives, to account from their adeptness of actinic agents. So for the experts we talked to say that’s allotment of breadth their affair lies, this all-around reach, how abounding countries has al Qaeda put their knowledge, training, skill, expertise, composure and adherence into?
BLITZER: And admitting the actuality that al Qaeda has been disrupted, the Taliban finer destroyed, that administering in Afghanistan, there still is a abeyant out there for abundant alarm blow to the United States, to U.S. interests about the apple whether or not Osama bin Laden is animate or dead, isn’t there?
ROBERTSON: The basement that al Qaeda had in Afghanistan is abundantly gone. Osama bin Laden is still believed to be animate in the northwest borderland arena of Pakistan, that breadth amid Afghanistan and Pakistan. But as you say, whether or not he’s animate or dead, the adeptness has been anesthetized on.
The absorbed to use that adeptness is the added aspect that makes up a blackmail in any agitator organization, adeptness and absorbed that equals threat. So the actuality that the adeptness is out there, if these added organizations are as motivated and as acclimatized as al Qaeda appears to be, afresh they do add to that blackmail level.
BLITZER: Nic Robertson, acknowledgment for a abundant job this week, and if you absent any of the TERROR ON TAPE belletrist this week, amuse accompany me, Nic Robertson, and Mike Boettcher, for a CNN appropriate analysis this Sunday night 10:00 p.m. Eastern, 7:00 p.m. Pacific. We’ll additionally apprehend from a console of experts and we’ll get their booty on this al Qaeda discovery.
There’s a new development today in a acknowledged activity over the war on terrorism. The Amends Department is activity accessible afterwards it was handed a defeat by a abstruse U.S. court, at affair those amazing admiral Advocate General John Ashcroft wants to use in the deathwatch of September 11th. In its appeal, the government says the admiral are justified.
BLITZER (voice-over): Advocate General John Ashcroft is still blame for his Amends Department to booty the abhorrent in the war on terror, to go above adequate investigations and the case of alarm suspects.
JOHN ASHCROFT, ATTORNEY GENERAL: For those who plan to extinguish themselves in the bureau of their crimes, case is not a actual abundant bridle and we accept to apprentice to assignment calm to accumulate the advice aback accessible to be preventional.
BLITZER: But Ashcroft and amends admiral are now ambrosial a aciculate setback issued by the abstruse federal cloister that accustomed spying on alarm suspects. The cloister wants to absolute what Ashcroft believes is a acute tool, the administering of wiretaps and added advice amid prosecutors and intelligence agents.
The cloister cited added than 75 mistakes committed by the FBI in accepting warrants for agitation investigations. Best of those mistakes were committed by the FBI during the Clinton administration. Still, this court’s brushoff is addition development that makes John Ashcroft a lightning rod for criticism over the department’s role in the war on terror.
GREGORY NOJEIM, ACLU: And Congress is giving this Department of Amends added and added adeptness beneath this intelligence account and it’s time for Congress to anticipate alert about whether it should accord it alike added intelligence power.
BLITZER: Ashcroft has consistently fatigued blaze for blame the civilian liberties envelope aback September 11 and the admission of the Patriot Act, a law which broadens the government’s admiral to authority and apprehend bodies and to use wiretaps.
Separately there are the cases of Jose Padilla and Yasser Hamdi, two U.S. citizens doubtable of absolute captivation with agitator groups but who are actuality captivated as declared adversary combatants in advancing brigs afterwards actuality answerable with any crime, and alike afterwards admission to their attorneys.
ANDREW PATEL, JOSE PADILLA’S ATTORNEY: How do you authority an American aborigine in bastille afterwards charging him with a crime? It’s aloof that simple.
BLITZER: Ashcroft has additionally had to avert the arguable 9/11 convenance of jailing non-Americans on acceptance violations afterwards absolution their names in adjustment to accretion information, afresh in abounding cases deporting them.
The Amends Department has additionally had to aback abroad from its plan to accept postal carriers and account workers address apprehensive activity, but is vowing to go advanced with a affairs to put busline workers on the lookout. Ashcroft and added top amends admiral say their advancing assignment are adequate accustomed the new risks America faces afterwards September 11.
ROBERT MUELLER, FBI DIRECTOR: The advanced curve are appropriate actuality at home in our own streets, in our own cities, and in our own neighborhoods.
BLITZER: The latest cloister battle centers on eavesdropping accoutrement included in the Patriot Act. The Amends Department’s address will be advised by a appropriate three-judge panel. Florida draws corruption from acceptance groups about the country. Should the accompaniment force a woman to advertisement her animal history afore putting her babyish up for adoption? We’ll apprehend from both abandon of this agitation aback we return. Plus, abominable advancing hazing in Peru, the abominable video that has Latin America talking. Also, an administrator shoots a dog. The ammo ricochets and hits a kid. Now Minneapolis is up in arms.
BLITZER: Added altercation surrounding Governor Jeb Bush’s best to check Florida’s Adolescent Abundance System. It centers on an commodity authored by Jerry Regier calling for a acknowledgment to Biblical norms and declared audacious conduct in the family. Aing us now from Miami with details, CNN’s Mark Potter. What’s activity on, Mark?
MARK POTTER, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Wolf, at a affair today of law administering admiral in Miami aggravating to break Florida’s missing accouchement crisis, Florida Governor Jeb Bush batten aggressively in favor of his arguable appointee to booty over the Department of Accouchement and Families.
Now that nominee, Jerry Regier has appear beneath blaze for his able and bourgeois religious behavior and his arguable abutment of anatomical punishment. Today, the governor said those advancing Regier were affianced in a anatomy of bigotry and that a able religious acceptance should not disqualify addition from office.
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GOV. JEB BUSH (R), FLORIDA: I aloof get a faculty that somehow the association is that bodies of acceptance can’t, you know, somehow they’re a little aberrant and I aloof adios that. You apperceive to me it doesn’t amount that Jerry has a abysmal and un-abiding faith, but it absolutely doesn’t disqualify him for accessible service.
My gosh; I anticipate you apperceive we charge a lot added adulation and a lot added adoration in our association today and I aloof get a — I’m actual afflicted by this somewhat — I anticipate there’s bigotry actuality and it troubles me.
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POTTER: Now Regier came beneath advance aback his name was activate on a 1989 commodity which accurate backbreaking accouchement to the point of bruises and welts. Regier said that he never authored that cardboard and that he does not accept in such a astringent anatomy of punishment, but today he said he does accept in a parent’s appropriate to use anatomical punishment.
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JERRY REGIER, INCOMING SECY. FLA. DEPT. OF CHILDREN & FAMILIES: I’ve spanked my kids, yes, and I anticipate that allegedly parents who accord a beat to a 2-year-old would accede with that. I anticipate adorning accouchement is fine. Whether accouchement appetite — whether parents appetite to do that in a altered way that’s abundant too. We use time out. We acclimated all kinds of altered bureau to conduct children, but basically the point is how are we activity to accompany up the accouchement so that they are activity to be successful?
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POTTER: Now aback asked about the affair of bond his religious behavior with accessible policy, Regier said to him that bureau bringing to his assignment the ethics of candor and benevolence and integrity.
Critics admitting are not annoyed and they are allurement Governor Bush to abjure Regier’s nomination. The governor has apparent no adumbration that he would do that and with the governor’s chase heating up, this is the new hot affair for the Democrats who are aggravating to bound the Republican bounden Jeb Bush — Wolf.
BLITZER: Mark Potter acknowledgment actual abundant for that report. Let’s break in Florida now and here’s a avant-garde circuit on the “Scarlet Letter.” A accompaniment law in Florida requires women, alike adolescent abduction victims, to advertisement their animal histories aback alms accouchement up for adoption.
For four weeks the acknowledged ads charge account the names and addresses of all the women’s ally who could be the child’s biological father. The law was meant to avoid aegis battles by fathers afterwards an adoption, but at what amount to the mothers? A adjudicator has already chock-full the claim for abduction victims in Palm Beach County, but it charcoal in aftereffect abroad in the state.
Jeanne Tate is an acceptance advocate and accomplished admiral of the Florida Acceptance Council. She joins us now animate from Tampa. And Jeffrey Leving is aing us from Chicago. He’s an advocate and admiral emeritus of the Fatherhood Education Institute. Let me alpha with you, Jeanne, acquaint us briefly what your above affair is appropriate now.
JEANNE TATE, ADOPTION ATTORNEY: My above affair is this brands women for an aimless act which she wishes to accumulate clandestine and try to do what is in the best absorption of her adolescent but is not acceptable to do so in Florida because she needs to advertisement affectionate animal advice and claimed advice about herself and all the men with whom she slept in the bi-weekly and that advertisement occurs in every canton and in every burghal in which apperception may accept occurred. So it’s absolutely evocative of the “Scarlet Letter” days.
BLITZER: Jeffrey, this sounds ambrosial abominable to best of us who are audition about the charge for these women to advance all their animal partners.
JEFFREY LEVING, FATHER’S RIGHTS ADVOCATE: Well, the affair actuality is what is added important, attention a mother from actuality ashamed or attention a adolescent from alive his or her father? I accept a adolescent has a built-in and moral appropriate to apperceive his or her father. I accept that outweighs the declared aloofness needs of the mother.
Also, I accept the father, the bearing father, has a appropriate to apperceive he has a adolescent and he should accept a apprehension claim so he can stop the acceptance and accession his adolescent as the sole ancestor if the mother wants to abandon her affectionate rights.
BLITZER: Jeanne, what do you say about that?
TATE: I anticipate it’s cool to advance that you can bruise on someone’s built-in rights and in aftereffect booty out a advance about this affectionate information. There are absolutely far bigger bureau to accommodate apprehension to bearing fathers. This law is not about the bodies who are adjoin to it trampling on bearing fathers’ rights.
It’s about advancing up with a apparatus that’s fair to all parties to accommodate that motive and not one that is castigating in attributes for bearing mothers and their accouchement and the bearing fathers, because there are abounding bearing fathers that don’t appetite this affectionate advice in the bi-weekly about them as well. There are abounding cases breadth this goes bad. I beggarly you may accept a bearing ancestor that’s affiliated and doesn’t appetite that actuality appear in the newspaper.
We accept stepparent acceptance cases breadth mothers who accept a ten- year-old adolescent accept to advertisement their animal history from ten years ago for all the agents and classmates and neighbors and others to see, and I anticipate that’s wrong.
BLITZER: Let’s let Jeffrey acknowledge to that.
LEVING: My activity actuality is that as adverse as it is, there are women in our association that see accouchement as pieces of acreage that they can aloof accord abroad with no apprehension to dad. That’s unfair. It takes two bodies to accomplish a adolescent and both a mom and a dad accept assertive acknowledged rights, and I apperceive in our political and acknowledged system, a lot of bodies accept that mothers’ rights are ascendant to that of the accouchement and dads but I don’t accept that. And if you booty a attending at dadsrights.com, you can get a lot of abstracts and a lot of analysis why it is important to focus on the abundance of the children. They are the approaching our society.
BLITZER: But there’s one case — Jeffrey, there’s one case…
LEVING: Yes, go ahead.
BLITZER: …where a 12-year-old babe was raped and she was finer affected to put an ad in the bi-weekly adage that she was raped in adjustment to get that adolescent up for adoption. That is activity above the pale, wouldn’t you say?
LEVING: Well, we could consistently attending for attenuate examples to debris this important law; however, in rape, in active rape, a adjudicator in Florida has already bent that this law is unconstitutional. So in active rape, this wouldn’t apply. However…
BLITZER: That’s alone in one county, not for the accomplished state, though. You would appetite it to go for the accomplished state?
LEVING: I accept that this is an important law. Now in agreement of approved rape, it is bright that the law is constitutional, acceptation if a accessory adolescent consented by accurately is advised not to accept accord afresh the law would be built-in and administer to that situation. And in that situation, which is altered than active rape, I would abutment this law. I anticipate it’s an important law.
BLITZER: Jeanne, how to antithesis the rights of the mother and the rights of the biological ancestor aback it comes to acceptance to accomplish abiding that a kid who is accustomed up for acceptance gets into a admiring family, that a ancestor bottomward the alley doesn’t appear by and say, you apperceive what, I never active off on this adoption?
TATE: I anticipate that’s a acceptable point because this law, I anticipate it’s important to note, does not appear into aftereffect and the advertisement requirements are not accomplishing until afterwards the advocate or the acceptance bureau has fabricated a active chase and analysis for the bearing father. That is an obligation that we accept absolute of this publication.
So afterwards we’ve searched for the bearing father, exhaustively, assassin clandestine investigators, looked in every alcove and cranny, you accept to alike address belletrist to the hospitals, the account providers, all of the Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Correction entities in our accompaniment analytic for this guy, and alone afterwards that are we advantaged to publish.
So this is a aggravate in the haystack. I’ve been accomplishing adoptions for 22 years. I accept never had a ancestor acknowledge to a publication. This is all about abasement to bearing mothers, to their children, and bluntly to bearing fathers because we anticipate it offends their aloofness rights. And for my adverse adversary to advance that we should advertisement the name of a approved abduction victim in the bi-weekly offends my affection sir.
BLITZER: We have…
LEVING: Accumulate in apperception this…
BLITZER: Mr. Leving, Jeffrey, as far as abortions are concerned, if you accept your way, this is activity to alone animate those adolescent girls, those mothers, not to accord up any accouchement for acceptance but to accept abortions instead. That’s what your critics say.
LEVING: I don’t accept that that is a reliable argument; however, it is about abhorrent to me to anticipate that a mother would rather arrest her approaching adolescent than acquiesce that adolescent to apperceive his or her dad and acquiesce the dad to accept a accord with that child.
BLITZER: All right.
LEVING: That shows how austere affectionate breach is in our society.
BLITZER: Jeffrey Leving, Jeanne Tate, we accept to leave it appropriate there. I accept this agitation is aloof accepting activity in Florida. Acknowledgment to both of you for aing us.
TATE: You’re welcome.
BLITZER: Here’s your adventitious to counterbalance in on the story. Our web catechism of the day: Should women who put up a kid for acceptance and are not abiding of the father’s character or whereabouts, be affected to advertisement their animal history? We’ll accept the after-effects afterwards in this program.
Also that’s breadth you can vote. If you go to my web folio cnn.com/wolf, you can vote on our web catechism of the day. While you’re there, accelerate me your comments. I’ll try to apprehend some of them on the air anniversary day at the end of this program. That’s additionally breadth you can apprehend my circadian online column, cnn.com/wolf.
Hazing and ache of advancing recruits in Peru; the beauteous video that’s sparking an analysis and condemnation; the abounding adventure aback we return. Plus protesters cycle out the acceptable wagon for Admiral Bush and end up with a face abounding of pepper spray. And a arranger for the stars cops a appeal afterwards abasing 16 bodies with her SUV.
BLITZER: A contempo television advertisement has sparked a firestorm in Peru. It showed the ache and corruption of argosy recruits, and some critics say it apparent a bedraggled little secret. We are activity to appearance you some of the pictures apparent in Peru. We acquaint you, abounding of the images are disturbing.
(voice-over): Experts say the corruption of advancing recruits is a big botheration all over the world, but it generally goes abandoned because it occurs out of accessible view.
Sometimes, however, what’s clandestine becomes public. Like in Peru, breadth a television base acquired this cine — pictures of argosy cadets beaten, tortured.
These Marines are said to accept been affected to absorb spoonfuls of salt. Additionally bent on tape, a recruit, angry about naked to a tree, agreeable in affliction as he endured astringent electric shocks. The pictures allegedly date aback to 1995, but that has not aerial the outrage.
“They hit me,” says this soldier, “and they abashed me.” Amnesty All-embracing is affronted over the way the recruits were treated.
TERESA CARPIO, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL (through translator): They abashed them and threatened them with electricity, afterwards they fabricated them assurance a certificate that accepted that they had committed the crime. And they threatened to annihilate them if they said that they had been tortured.
BLITZER: Peru’s Ministry of Aegis issued a account abstinent that corruption is a accustomed allotment of advancing training. Authorities appear an official investigation.
GILBERTO DIAZ PERALTA, PERUVIAN CONGRESS (through translator): We will go to these argosy and air bases to get in blow with the troop cadre and let them apperceive their rights. We will not acquiesce beneath the alibi of armed armament training any animal rights violations, or put at blow their lives.
BLITZER: Critics say the corruption in Peru’s advancing has been activity on for years, and activity is actuality taken now alone because the pictures accomplish the accuracy absurd to deny.
Minneapolis is in an uproar over the badge cutting of a adolescent boy. We’ll acquaint what went amiss and how the city’s affective to try to allay tensions.
Plus, is it amiss to acquaint for a branch donor? One man’s attempt to save his life.
And two actor plus: Admiral Bush puts bottomward the big bucks in California.
BLITZER: Acceptable aback to CNN. I’m Wolf Blitzer. Advancing up, tensions in Minneapolis afterwards a badge officer’s ammo accidentally hits a child. But first, a attending at added belief authoritative account appropriate now.
President Bush is adopting funds for a afflicted gubernatorial advance in California today. He is allowance GOP applicant Bill Simon, whose chase for governor has been set aback by a artifice adjudication adjoin his ancestors business. A agitated beef adjoin the president’s behavior bankrupt out in the streets of Portland, Oregon, during his appointment there yesterday. Badge acclimated pepper aerosol and added nonlethal weapons adjoin demonstrators who banned to aback off a barricade a a auberge breadth Mr. Bush abounding a Republican fund-raiser.
Celebrity arranger Lizzie Grubman has pleaded accusable to hit-and- run accuse from a blast that afflicted 16 bodies alfresco a Connected Island, New York night club. Grubman faces sentencing October 23. The blow occurred aftermost summer in the Hamptons. Witnesses say Grubman angrily airtight her SUV into about-face afterwards a bouncer told her to move it from a blaze lane.
Authorities address one afterlife and three injuries from a 25-story attempt of a architecture elevator in midtown Manhattan. Badge say a cable snapped, and the elevator alone from a architecture activity up at Fifth Avenue and 41st Street backward this afternoon. A artisan aboard the lift fell to his death. The blow alarmingly afflicted a 40-year-old artisan in the elevator.
Former American League MVP Jose Canseco says he won’t accommodation himself. He is abnegation a appeal arrangement and insisting on activity to balloon on abomination array charges. They axis from a activity Canseco and his accompanying brother got into with two California tourists at a Miami night club aftermost Halloween. Canseco could be bedevilled to as abundant as 31 years if convicted.
A arguable badge cutting has the ambassador of Minneapolis ambrosial for calm. Badge say admiral were confined a biologic chase accreditation aftermost night aback a pit balderdash attacked them. One administrator fired, but the ammo ricocheted and hit a adolescent boy in the arm. That prompted a affray involving as abounding as 100 people, some of whom say the cutting was deliberate. The army threw rocks and bottles at police, vandalized homes and account vehicles, and assaulted at atomic bristles reporters.
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ODIS CHIENETH, VICTIM’S FATHER: It hurts me to my affection that they attempt my son, you know, and like I say, I don’t see that boilerplate abroad but on the arctic ancillary and the south side, the busline area, OK? And I can’t accept it
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BLITZER: Aing us now to allocution about the bearings is Minneapolis Ambassador R.T. Rybak. Mayor, acknowledgment for aing us. Well, you commonly accept a peaceful city, Minneapolis, but it seems you accept got some big problems on your easily appropriate now. What’s activity on?
MAYOR R.T. RYBAK, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA: We accept consistently had a peaceful city; we abide to accept a peaceful city. And there are issues today, but I anticipate it’s overstating it to say that Minneapolis is in an uproar. There was an adventure aftermost night in which a devious ammo that was advised to accumulate a pit balderdash from advancing a badge administrator ricocheted and hit a boy.
I visited the boy this morning and bidding our sympathy, and he seems to be accomplishing well. But the affair absolutely is about the actuality that we are actual austere about accepting drugs and accoutrements out of our streets. We do not appetite them in any allotment of our community. So we’ve been alive with associates of our association who’ve asked us to booty a able angle on this.
BLITZER: Maybe you’ve heard the complaints that it may not necessarily accept been an accident, it adeptness accept been a advised shooting. Accept you advised that?
RYBAK: That is beneath analysis appropriate now. It is absolutely not our compassionate that it was intended, and frankly, best of the association at the arena from belletrist from all abandon accept not been alleging that.
The affair absolutely has to do with the actuality that a bullet, a devious ammo hit a boy, and we accept abundant affair for the boy, who I’m admiring to say I batten with today and seems to be accomplishing well. The affair absolutely has to do with I anticipate the affair that abounding American cities accept to accord with, is that with added assorted populations, we accept to be abnormally alert of the actuality there are a lot of altered association out in communities and we accept to be alert of that.
We accept had issues of police/community relations that accept broiled here. We are acclamation those aggressively, not because there happened to be a anarchism aftermost night, not because somebody best up a bedrock and threw it at a car, but because aback the alpha of my administering aftermost January, we’ve had police/community relations at the top of our list. We will abide to do…
BLITZER: How isolated, mayor, was this incident? There was addition adventure that sparked some affair a few weeks back, wasn’t there?
RYBAK: There was. Three weeks ago, there was a cutting of a badge officer, and there was additionally a cutting of an African-American man a brace — about a anniversary ago. And so three incidents in a row accept abominably appear calm at the aforementioned time. That doesn’t change the actuality that afore that happened and afterwards everybody forgets about this to the amount that it will anytime happen, we will abide to assignment on issues of bread-and-er justice, the key affair of apartment in neighborhoods, and others. These are abiding issues.
Now, it doesn’t accept to do with an adventure aftermost night, which was a very, actual adverse one, but additionally one breadth we will abide to booty boxy stands adjoin drugs on our streets. We do not anticipate that Minneapolis is a burghal that will abide drugs in our streets. So we are actual anxious about that. That is why we served a biologic accreditation at a house, that is why aback a pit balderdash afresh came afterwards badge officers, the badge admiral had to assure themselves. I’m acutely afflicted by the actuality that a ammo ricocheted and hit a boy, and I’m admiring that today he continues to do all right.
BLITZER: Well, mayor, acceptable luck to you.
RYBAK: Thank you.
BLITZER: Minneapolis is a abundant city. I adulation visiting there. I achievement you can accomplish it peaceful as it about consistently is. Acknowledge it actual much.
RYBAK: Appear aback for the Apple Series, because the Twins are activity to be there.
BLITZER: I’ll be blessed to appear aback to Minneapolis. Thanks, Mr. Mayor. Acceptable luck to you.
RYBAK: Thank you actual much.
BLITZER: A atrocious appeal for an agency donor draws blaze from the Civic Branch Foundation. Meet the man who placed an ad that could save his life, and apprehend what all the altercation is about. Break with us.
BLITZER: Acceptable back. If you or a admired one bare an agency displace to live, how far would you go to get it? A burghal St. Louis, Missouri man with ancestral branch ache placed an ad in a account bi-weekly ambrosial for help. He has accustomed at atomic nine responses and has amorphous talking with abeyant branch donors. Robert Kornblum’s approach, however, is not afterwards controversy.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) DR. ROBERT METZGER, NATL. KIDNEY FOUNDATION: I anticipate our affair is absolutely about ambrosial to the affections of bodies to accomplish to commodity that is potentially adverse to them. They absolutely charge to be cold about this, and whether it maintains the candor of the system. Not everybody in St. Louis that’s activity to get this befalling that came to Mr. Kornblum.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
BLITZER: Aing us now to allocution added about his chase for a life-saving branch is Robert Kornblum. He is ability dialysis in St. Louis as we speak. And with him is his physician, Dr. Marcos Rothstein. Acknowledgment to both of you for aing us and, Mr. Kornblum, let me activate with you. Let’s accomplish it clear: you’re not allurement someone, you don’t appetite addition to advertise you an organ. You’re aloof allurement for a volunteer, right?
ROBERT KORNBLUM, KIDNEY PATIENT: Absolutely. I capital to booty a added proactive — aboriginal of all, affairs and affairs an agency is illegal, so if anybody approaches me in that address I aloof ambrosial abundant accept to adhere up on them. It’s not annihilation I can consider, nor do I anticipate I absolutely would consider. And I aloof absolutely capital to booty a added proactive admission in accepting a donor, because I am advantageous — with branch ache you can admission an agency from a animate donor, clashing any added organs that adeptness crave a cadaveric donor, so I absitively to abode the ad, and I’ve absolutely had cipher do or say annihilation absolutely abrogating about it. Best bodies accept been accede about the situation.
BLITZER: What do you say, Dr. Rothstein, about this amazing move by Mr. Kornblum to abode this ad?
DR. MARCOS ROTHSTEIN, KIDNEY SPECIALIST: I accept that the plight of Mr. Kornblum emphasizes the absurd charge for added associate apropos agency donation. I anticipate if we booty in application there are added than 50,000 Americans are cat-and-mouse for kidneys, and of those added than 10 percent die every year cat-and-mouse for a kidney, I anticipate this is a cry for help, and I anticipate as you mentioned this is a arguable issue, but I anticipate if we all get acquainted that if agency donation increases in the country, Mr. Kornblum and abounding added in his position will not accept the charge for this atrocious move.
Here at (UNINTELLIGIBLE) Jewish Hospital in the Washington University in St. Louis, we clearing a abundant cardinal of patients, added than 100 to 150 patients every year, but that doesn’t alike get aing to a division of a annual charge for transplantation, and I think…
BLITZER: Mr. Kornblum I was activity to — apologetic for interrupting, Doctor, but I apperceive you accustomed some responses, but are any of them actively activity to accord up a branch for you?
KORNBLUM: Well, absolutely the aboriginal actuality who declared me happened to be somebody that I knew as an acquaintance, and she did account with the pre-transplant appointment actuality at Barnes, and it was activate she had a preexisting bloom action that they ambrosial abundant disqualified her out for that, so she did go through the process, at atomic the antecedent interviews, and best everybody that has declared me has been actual aboveboard and extremely, seemed actual able absolute about accomplishing this if it all comes to fruition.
BLITZER: What are the chances, Mr. Kornblum, of your accepting a branch displace if you aloof wait, according to the line, the connected account out there?
KORNBLUM: Well, I’m amid abounding bodies actuality who accept had one and two transplants, and the adventitious is actual acceptable — two years is what I was told would be a wait, but I’ve never been so ill in my life, and it aloof seems to be accepting worse and worse, and I aloof acquainted agreement the ad was no altered than continuing up in abode of adoration or a abode breadth you work, and advertence hey, I charge a kidney. If somebody would like to donate, I accept asked my friends. My adherent Christine (ph) was activated and was not a match, so it didn’t assignment out, and I aloof capital to be a little added proactive in the process.
BLITZER: Mr. Kornblum, acceptable luck to you, and Dr. Rothstein, acknowledgment for aing us as well.
ROTHSTEIN: Thank you.
BLITZER: A actual emotional, heart-wrenching story, and I achievement aggregate works out for the best. I’m abiding both of you appreciate, though, the altercation involved. Acknowledgment so abundant to both you for aing us.
KORNBLUM: Thank you for accepting us.
BLITZER: The aggregation gay — the aggregation gave him a blush slip. Now he’s autograph a tell-all book. What this above Enron agent has to say about his above company, and why the media are demography notice. Break with us.
BLITZER: A above Enron agent is cogent all in new book about the collapse of the above activity giant. It’s declared “Anatomy of Greed: the Unshredded Accuracy from an Enron Insider.”
It paints a actual aspersing account of the bodies bent up in Enron’s bloodthirsty culture. The author, Brian Cruver, joins us now animate from New York. Brian, acknowledgment for aing us.
BRIAN CRUVER, AUTHOR, “ANATOMY OF GREED”: Thank you, Wolf.
BLITZER: Let me apprehend you one band from the book. You adduce Ken Lay as saying, “I don’t appetite to be rich. I appetite to be world-class rich.”
Was all of this artlessly about greed?
CRUVER: It’s about acquisitiveness and it’s about the accompaniment of accumulated America, at atomic as it was afore Enron. Now it’s alteration rather rapidly, and it goes above aloof greed. I anticipate it’s the arrangement of affair quarter-to-quarter earnings, it’s accounting regulations, it’s animal rights violations. It’s aloof a amaranthine story, and there are so abounding layers, I anticipate we’ve absolutely aloof aching the surface.
BLITZER: You address this about Jeffrey Skilling, one of the top admiral at Enron. You say Skilling was accepted to himself and others as the smartest animal actuality anytime to airing the face of the earth. He never absent and he never failed. He was aloof and ultra- competitive.
You don’t acrylic a actual adulatory account of any of these big accumulated executives.
CRUVER: Well, I mean, Skilling — and I still anticipate Skilling is a ability — and he was brought into Enron by Ken Lay from McKenzie (ph) with his accomplishments to about-face the aggregation into commodity different. I mean, Enron was absolutely about all-embracing assets. And you know, all-around activity adeptness plants, and things like that. And he absolutely angry it into a trading group, what a lot of bodies at Enron accept referred to as the casino, and he was creating new markets and demography Enron in new absurd directions, and that’s what investors absolutely believed in.
That’s what got the banal up to $90.
BLITZER: Do you anticipate some of these added admiral are activity to wind up in jail?
CRUVER: I don’t know. You know, Kopper’s accusable appeal the added day, that’s a acceptable start, but there’s a connected way to go, and I anticipate the Amends Department is ambidextrous with the better and best complicated can of worms they’ve anytime faced.
Enron is so abundant added complicated than WorldCom or Adelphia or any added companies, and it doesn’t absolutely abruptness me that it’s taken this long, and it wouldn’t abruptness me if it connected for many, abounding years.
BLITZER: I was activity to say, are there affairs now to accomplish your book into a movie?
CRUVER: Yes, absolutely there are. The book I wrote is absolutely array of the archetypal Enron employee’s appearance with myself and the bodies I formed with, and it’s absolutely putting a animal face on Enron. It’s about the culture, it’s about the behaviors and what it was like to absolutely animate through that collapse, and CBS bought the rights to that, and they’re absolutely activity to accomplish a cine and alarm it the “Crooked E,” starring Brian Dennehy and Mike Farrell and a few added actors.
BLITZER: Mike Farrell plays Ken Lay. Acknowledgment for aing us, Brian. I’m activity to accord the name of the book already again, “Anatomy of Greed: the Unshredded Accuracy from an Enron Insider.” CRUVER: Thanks, Wolf.
BLITZER: Thanks, acceptable luck with the book. Acceptable luck with the movie.
CRUVER: Thank you.
BLITZER: Thank you, and let’s go to New York now and get a examination of “LOU DOBBS MONEYLINE.” That of advance begins appropriate at the top of the hour. Jan Hopkins already afresh bushing in for Lou this black — Jan.
JAN HOPKINS, GUEST HOST, “LOU DOBBS MONEYLINE”: Thanks, Wolf. We additionally will be talking about Enron on “MONEYLINE,” and the bazaar loses two percent today. It still manages to aing up for the fifth anniversary in a row. I will accept a abounding address of the bazaar and allocution with our editor’s amphitheater about the anniversary on Wall Street.
Hurricane Andrew was 10 years ago, but we will acquaint why homeowners, alike ones not active in Florida a decade ago, are advantageous the amount for that disaster. And Led Zeppelin affairs Cadillacs. Tonight a appropriate address on a growing cardinal of artists all-embracing accumulated America. All that and a lot added advanced on “MONEYLINE.” Wolf, aback to you.
BLITZER: Thank you actual much, Jan. We’ll be watching. Time is active out to counterbalance on our Web catechism of the day. Should women who appetite to put up a kid for acceptance and are not abiding of the father’s character or whereabouts, be affected to advertisement their animal history?
Log on the to cnn.com/WOLF to casting your vote. The after-effects aback we appear back.
BLITZER: We accept this aloof in, a development in the case of declared September 11 abettor Zacarias Moussaoui. The U.S. District Cloister Adjudicator Leonie Brinkema has disqualified that Moussaoui will not be accustomed admission to classified abstracts in this case. Adjudicator Brinkema sided with the government, advertence that Moussaoui’s again calls for the aition of the United States and his declared abutment for Osama bin Laden affectation a blackmail to civic aegis if he acquired admission to those documents.
He’s additionally been denied his appeal to appear classified hearings into which abstracts would be acclimated at trial. We’ll abide to chase this story.
Here is your — how you are belief in on our Web catechism of the day. Earlier we asked, should women who appetite to put up a kid for acceptance and are not abiding of the father’s character or abode be affected to advertisement their animal history? Seventeen percent of you say yes, 83 percent no.
You can acquisition the exact account on my Web site, cnn.com/WOLF. Remember, this is not a accurate poll. We will abide to adviser those results.
Time now to apprehend anon from you. Yesterday’s articulation on analyst Robert Epstein’s activity to acquisition a accomplice who can apprentice to adulation him generated lots of feedback.
For example, Tim writes, “Can we apprentice to love? Isn’t every alliance that lasts accomplished the antecedent date of admiration an acknowledgment to that question?”
From Lise, “The abstraction that a t of lightning strikes you from above a awash allowance to accomplish you abatement in adulation is ludicrous. That’s antic affair fiction, not absolute life.”
Chris thinks the activity is bogus. “The abstraction of announcement for addition to abatement in adulation with you is emblematic of a egotistic personality. I’m afraid that neither of your guests acicular that out.”
That’s all the time we accept today. I’ll be aback Sunday on “LATE EDITION,” the aftermost chat this Sunday talk. Our issue: activity to war with Iraq. Amid my guests above secretary of accompaniment Laurence Eagleburger and above aegis secretary Caspar Weinberger, as able-bodied as the above NATO absolute affiliated commander, General George Jalwhan (ph). That’s Sunday at 12:00 p.m. Eastern. And Sunday night 10:00 p.m. Eastern, I’ll ballast a appropriate report, “Terror on Tape.” Nic Robertson will be aing me, as able-bodied as Mike Boettcher, that’s Sunday 10:00 p.m. Eastern.
Until then, acknowledgment actual abundant for watching. Accept a admirable weekend. I’m Wolf Blitzer in Washington. “LOU DOBBS MONEYLINE” begins appropriate now.
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