March 30, 2001 – A Night Of Drama In Belgrade – A Day Of Foot-And-Mouth In North Carolina
March 30, 2001 – Drama in Belgrade this day. A crowd of supporters of converged on the home of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic as reports circulated of his imminent arrest. A convoy of vehicles was seen traveling from the house to the Palace Of Justice. But later, the ousted dictator made an appearance at the gates of his home and greeted his supporters; talking to people and waving at them, reassuring them that he was still at his home and no one was coming to take him away – not yet, anyway.
Meanwhile, back at The White House, where President Bush was leading a chorus of support for the arrest of Milosevic so he could stand trial for war crimes. Mr. Bush told reporters he had been in contact with the Secretary of State over the matter and was watching the news very carefully, adding that he was preparing to commit in any way needed to bring the former dictator to trial. The U.S. had been pressuring Yugoslavia to arrest Milosevic, vowing to cut off aid to the country if Milosevic wasn’t arrested and brought to the Tribunal. The deadline for doing this was slated to be the upcoming weekend.
In North Carolina, the nations second largest pork producer, got a scare when a few pigs developed lesions that looked like symptoms of Foot-and-Mouth disease. But as of this broadcast everything was okay. The lesions were judged not to be signs of Foot-and-Mouth disease, but the state was awaiting tests on two other samples before it would give the official okay that the state was out of the woods. Officials said the key to dealing with a highly contagious disease such as Foot-and-Mouth was immediate control and that they did not have the luxury of sitting around for 48 hours for more diagnosis. State veterinarians said farmers and inspectors had a heightened awareness for contagious livestock diseases, given the recent foot-and-mouth and Mad Cow scares.
And that’s a small slice of what went on, this March 30, 2001 as reported by The CBS World News Roundup: Late Edition.