WHITEY BULGER ARRESTED / US ATTORNEY PRESSER
COVER FTG OF THE ARREST OF MOBB BOSS JAMES JOSEPH "WHITEY" BULGER JR / NEWSER / PRESSER / PRESS CONFERENCE W/ US ATTORNEY United States Attorney District of Massachusetts Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge Federal Bureau of the Investigation, Boston Field Division Michael Ferguson, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Drug Enforcement Administration, Boston Field Office Colonel Marian McGovern Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police John Gibbons, United States Marshal District of Massachusetts History of `Whitey' Bulger, 16 years on the lam Eds: With BC-US--Whitey Bulger Arrested. By The Associated Press - Sept. 3, 1929: James Bulger is born to Irish immigrant parents living in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. He is the second of six children. His shock of platinum blonde hair earns him the nickname "Whitey." - 1956: Whitey Bulger is sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery. After he's suspected of plotting an escape from one prison, he's transferred to Alcatraz to serve part of his term. - 1960: Bulger's younger brother, William, is elected to the state House of Representatives. John Connolly, a childhood friend from South Boston, works on the campaign. - 1965: Whitey Bulger is released from prison and comes home to "Southie." He becomes a top lieutenant to Somerville mobster Howie Winter, head of the Winter Hill Gang. - Mid-1960s: Gangster Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi develops a relationship with Boston FBI agent H. Paul Rico. Flemmi, using the code name "Jack from South Boston" informs on members of the Providence, R.I.-based New England Mafia. - 1969: Flemmi is indicted for the murder of a mobster, and with childhood friend "Cadillac" Frank Salemme, for a car bombing. Rico tips off Flemmi that the indictments are coming, and the two flee Boston. Flemmi spends the next 4½ years on the lam. - 1970: William Bulger is elected to the state Senate. - 1972: John Connolly, now an FBI agent, recognizes Salemme on the street in New York City and arrests him. Salemme is later sentenced to 15 years in prison. The arrest earns Connolly a transfer back to his hometown of Boston. - 1974: Flemmi returns to Boston after criminal charges are dropped when several key witnesses recant. He hooks up with Winter, who counts Whitey Bulger among his key allies. - June 1975: Edward Connors is killed by Flemmi to prevent him from telling authorities about an earlier murder by the Winter Hill Gang. - September 1975: Acting partly on Flemmi's recommendation, Bulger cuts a deal with Connolly to provide information on the Italian Mafia in exchange for protection from the FBI. - 1977: Veteran agent John Morris is appointed to oversee Connolly and his underworld informants. - 1978: William Bulger becomes president of the state Senate and goes on to serve in the post longer than anyone in its history. - 1979: After a former business associate implicates Whitey Bulger and Flemmi in a horse race-fixing scheme, FBI agents Connolly and Morris persuade federal prosecutors to leave the two out of the indictment. Twenty-one people are charged, including Howie Winter, whose conviction paves the way for Bulger and Flemmi to assume control of the Winter Hill Gang. - November 1980: Bulger and Flemmi help the FBI plant a surveillance bug in the North End headquarters of Boston Mafia boss Gennaro Angiulo. - May 1981: Roger Wheeler, the owner of World Jai Alai, a gambling enterprise from which Bulger and Flemmi have been skimming money, is shot between the eyes in the parking lot of his country club in Tulsa, Okla. The killer is Winter Hill Gang hitman John Martorano. - Spring 1982: Bulger and Flemmi gun down a former henchman in broad daylight on a South Boston street to prevent him from telling about the Wheeler murder. Connolly files a report with the FBI saying rival gangsters made the hit. - July 1982: Flemmi and Bulger order Martorano to kill John Callahan, the former president of World Jai Alai, to prevent him from telling investigators about the Jai Alai scheme. - January 1995: Bulger disappears on the eve of his indictment on racketeering charges. - 1997: The FBI, under court order, acknowledges that Bulger and Flemmi were "top echelon" informants as a federal probe into the agency's corrupt ties to its mob informants begins. - May 2002: Connolly is convicted of racketeering for warning Bulger, Salemme and Flemmi that they were about to be indicted in January 1995. - June 2003: William Bulger testifies before a congressional committee investigating the FBI's ties to mobster informants such as his brother. After receiving immunity, he acknowledged receiving a call from Whitey shortly after he fled, but said he has not heard from him since and has no idea where he is. - August 2003: William Bulger resigns as president of the University of Massachusetts system amid growing pressure. - 2005: Federal and state law enforcement officials investigate leads and Bulger look-alikes in at least 19 countries. - 2006: Authorities release 26-year-old surveillance video of Bulger in the hope that someone will recognize his mannerisms. - 2007: FBI releases video of a couple that resembles Bulger and his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Grieg, in Italy. - 2008: Connolly is convicted of second-degree murder in the hit on Martorano, as prosecutors argue the information he provide the mobsters was critical to the hit. - 2010: FBI appeals to plastic surgeons in the effort to locate Bulger and Grieg. - June 20, 2011: FBI announces an effort to target Grieg in the hopes of reaching Bulger. - June 22, 2011: Bulger arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., with Grieg.
LIQUOR STORE FRIENDLY ROBBER 2005
GUY WALKS INTO LIQUOR STORE TALKING ON CELL PHONE. HE TELLS CLERK HE IS ROBBING THE STORE, AND THE CLERK COOPERATES. THE ROBBER SHAKES HIS HAND BEFORE LEAVING. QUITE THE POLITE, FRIENDLY ROBBER!
CLERK FIGHTS OFF KNIFE WIELDING ROBBER
A GAS STATION CLERK REFUSED TO GIVE IN TO A KNIFE TOTING ROBBER ON NEW YEAR'S EVE, 2005. THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS A WHITE MAN WEARING A DARK HOODED SWEATSHIRT ENTERS THE STORE AND PULLS A KNIFE FROM HIS BACK POCKET. A FIGHT FOLLOWS AND YOU CAN SEE THE HOODLUM USE THE BUTT END OF THE KNIFE TO STAB THE CLERK IN THE EYE. CUSTOMERS COME IN TO ASSIST THE CLERK. THE CLERK WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL TO UNDERGO EYE SURGERY. ONE HOUR LATER THERE WAS ANOTHER SIMILAR IN WEYMOUTH AND COPS THINK IT MIGHT BE THE SAME GUY.
US Relative - Interview with relative of UK bombing suspect
NAME: US RELATIVE 170705N TAPE: EF05/0634 IN_TIME: 11:23:11:02 DURATION: 00:02:39:24 SOURCES: AP PHOTOS/METROPOLITAN POLICE/WHDH DATELINE: Various, 17 July 2005 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: AP PHOTOS/METROPOLITAN POLICE Handout London, UK 1. CCTV still of London bomb suspects WHDH - Boston Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA - 16 July 2005 2. Pan from Stella Coleman-McLeod, Lindsey Germaine's step-grandmother, to Austin McLeod ,Lindsey Germaine's grandfather 3. Wide shot of Austin McLeod, Lindsey Germaine's grandfather 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Austin McLeod, Lindsey Germaine's grandfather "(Q Your reaction to this?) Well, I am devastated because, as I said, I met him once when he was about 12 or 13 years. He has the opportunity to come by me and (inaudible) are four of them and I just know him as a nice, very loving young man, that is how I knew him as. So, last year he called me and let me know that I had a grandson, and he wanted me to meet his grandson, and I was looking forward to meeting my great-grand kids, but I didn't have the opportunity." 5. McLeod's hands 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Austin McLeod, Lindsey Germaine's grandfather "(Q Have you been in touch with his wife?) No, I have never been in touch with his wife, because I've never heard about it until yesterday. I didn't know that he was involved in anything like that, and I was out of town in Atlanta when I get the news that my grandson is in this terrible tragedy thing." 7. Apartment sign: McLeod, Coleman 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Austin McLeod, Lindsey Germaine's grandfather "(Q But what you are saying is that you want to do some investigating, that you are not certain this is the same person?) No, I'm not certain and one of the things that I am concerned is they say, I heard that was in the news that there were three of them and now I heard that he becomes the ring leader. And if it was three of them, how come he becomes the ring leader and how come his picture wasn't with them before, it's only, I believe, I am not sure, the picture they have concerning him come from his family, they didn't catch it .. whatever." AP PHOTOS/METROPOLITAN POLICE Handout London, UK 9. CCTV still of London bomb suspects STORYLINE The grandfather of one of the suspects in London's suicide bombings told Boston's WHDH television in the United States that he was "devastated" to know that his grandson might have been involved in the worst terror attack on the British capital since World War Two. Austin McLeod, 62, joined by his wife Stella Coleman-McLeod, Germaine's step-grandmother, said he last spoke to Germaine in 2004. But when asked by a WHDH reporter whether he was certain that Lindsey Germaine was the same person as his grandson, McLeod said he wasn't certain. British police have released an image captured by surveillance cameras showing the four suspected suicide bombers on the morning of the July 7 bombings in London. The CCTV image shows the four men with backpacks entering the train station in Luton, north of London, at about 7.20am on the morning of the attack. Lindsey Germaine, a Jamaican-born Briton, has been identified as one of the suspected bombers.
House Floor Debate / Defense Budget (1992)
Capitol Hill
WHITEY BULGER ARRESTED / COURTHOUSE STAKEOUT CAM
COVER FTG OF THE ARREST OF MOBB BOSS JAMES JOSEPH "WHITEY" BULGER JR / COURTHOUSE STAKEOUT CAM History of `Whitey' Bulger, 16 years on the lam Eds: With BC-US--Whitey Bulger Arrested. By The Associated Press - Sept. 3, 1929: James Bulger is born to Irish immigrant parents living in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. He is the second of six children. His shock of platinum blonde hair earns him the nickname "Whitey." - 1956: Whitey Bulger is sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery. After he's suspected of plotting an escape from one prison, he's transferred to Alcatraz to serve part of his term. - 1960: Bulger's younger brother, William, is elected to the state House of Representatives. John Connolly, a childhood friend from South Boston, works on the campaign. - 1965: Whitey Bulger is released from prison and comes home to "Southie." He becomes a top lieutenant to Somerville mobster Howie Winter, head of the Winter Hill Gang. - Mid-1960s: Gangster Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi develops a relationship with Boston FBI agent H. Paul Rico. Flemmi, using the code name "Jack from South Boston" informs on members of the Providence, R.I.-based New England Mafia. - 1969: Flemmi is indicted for the murder of a mobster, and with childhood friend "Cadillac" Frank Salemme, for a car bombing. Rico tips off Flemmi that the indictments are coming, and the two flee Boston. Flemmi spends the next 4½ years on the lam. - 1970: William Bulger is elected to the state Senate. - 1972: John Connolly, now an FBI agent, recognizes Salemme on the street in New York City and arrests him. Salemme is later sentenced to 15 years in prison. The arrest earns Connolly a transfer back to his hometown of Boston. - 1974: Flemmi returns to Boston after criminal charges are dropped when several key witnesses recant. He hooks up with Winter, who counts Whitey Bulger among his key allies. - June 1975: Edward Connors is killed by Flemmi to prevent him from telling authorities about an earlier murder by the Winter Hill Gang. - September 1975: Acting partly on Flemmi's recommendation, Bulger cuts a deal with Connolly to provide information on the Italian Mafia in exchange for protection from the FBI. - 1977: Veteran agent John Morris is appointed to oversee Connolly and his underworld informants. - 1978: William Bulger becomes president of the state Senate and goes on to serve in the post longer than anyone in its history. - 1979: After a former business associate implicates Whitey Bulger and Flemmi in a horse race-fixing scheme, FBI agents Connolly and Morris persuade federal prosecutors to leave the two out of the indictment. Twenty-one people are charged, including Howie Winter, whose conviction paves the way for Bulger and Flemmi to assume control of the Winter Hill Gang. - November 1980: Bulger and Flemmi help the FBI plant a surveillance bug in the North End headquarters of Boston Mafia boss Gennaro Angiulo. - May 1981: Roger Wheeler, the owner of World Jai Alai, a gambling enterprise from which Bulger and Flemmi have been skimming money, is shot between the eyes in the parking lot of his country club in Tulsa, Okla. The killer is Winter Hill Gang hitman John Martorano. - Spring 1982: Bulger and Flemmi gun down a former henchman in broad daylight on a South Boston street to prevent him from telling about the Wheeler murder. Connolly files a report with the FBI saying rival gangsters made the hit. - July 1982: Flemmi and Bulger order Martorano to kill John Callahan, the former president of World Jai Alai, to prevent him from telling investigators about the Jai Alai scheme. - January 1995: Bulger disappears on the eve of his indictment on racketeering charges. - 1997: The FBI, under court order, acknowledges that Bulger and Flemmi were "top echelon" informants as a federal probe into the agency's corrupt ties to its mob informants begins. - May 2002: Connolly is convicted of racketeering for warning Bulger, Salemme and Flemmi that they were about to be indicted in January 1995. - June 2003: William Bulger testifies before a congressional committee investigating the FBI's ties to mobster informants such as his brother. After receiving immunity, he acknowledged receiving a call from Whitey shortly after he fled, but said he has not heard from him since and has no idea where he is. - August 2003: William Bulger resigns as president of the University of Massachusetts system amid growing pressure. - 2005: Federal and state law enforcement officials investigate leads and Bulger look-alikes in at least 19 countries. - 2006: Authorities release 26-year-old surveillance video of Bulger in the hope that someone will recognize his mannerisms. - 2007: FBI releases video of a couple that resembles Bulger and his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Grieg, in Italy. - 2008: Connolly is convicted of second-degree murder in the hit on Martorano, as prosecutors argue the information he provide the mobsters was critical to the hit. - 2010: FBI appeals to plastic surgeons in the effort to locate Bulger and Grieg. - June 20, 2011: FBI announces an effort to target Grieg in the hopes of reaching Bulger. - June 22, 2011: Bulger arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., with Grieg.
WHITEY BULGER ARRESTED / COURTHOUSE EXTS
COVER FTG OF THE ARREST OF MOBB BOSS JAMES JOSEPH "WHITEY" BULGER JR / COURTHOUSE EXTS / STAKEOUT CAM History of `Whitey' Bulger, 16 years on the lam Eds: With BC-US--Whitey Bulger Arrested. By The Associated Press - Sept. 3, 1929: James Bulger is born to Irish immigrant parents living in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. He is the second of six children. His shock of platinum blonde hair earns him the nickname "Whitey." - 1956: Whitey Bulger is sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery. After he's suspected of plotting an escape from one prison, he's transferred to Alcatraz to serve part of his term. - 1960: Bulger's younger brother, William, is elected to the state House of Representatives. John Connolly, a childhood friend from South Boston, works on the campaign. - 1965: Whitey Bulger is released from prison and comes home to "Southie." He becomes a top lieutenant to Somerville mobster Howie Winter, head of the Winter Hill Gang. - Mid-1960s: Gangster Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi develops a relationship with Boston FBI agent H. Paul Rico. Flemmi, using the code name "Jack from South Boston" informs on members of the Providence, R.I.-based New England Mafia. - 1969: Flemmi is indicted for the murder of a mobster, and with childhood friend "Cadillac" Frank Salemme, for a car bombing. Rico tips off Flemmi that the indictments are coming, and the two flee Boston. Flemmi spends the next 4½ years on the lam. - 1970: William Bulger is elected to the state Senate. - 1972: John Connolly, now an FBI agent, recognizes Salemme on the street in New York City and arrests him. Salemme is later sentenced to 15 years in prison. The arrest earns Connolly a transfer back to his hometown of Boston. - 1974: Flemmi returns to Boston after criminal charges are dropped when several key witnesses recant. He hooks up with Winter, who counts Whitey Bulger among his key allies. - June 1975: Edward Connors is killed by Flemmi to prevent him from telling authorities about an earlier murder by the Winter Hill Gang. - September 1975: Acting partly on Flemmi's recommendation, Bulger cuts a deal with Connolly to provide information on the Italian Mafia in exchange for protection from the FBI. - 1977: Veteran agent John Morris is appointed to oversee Connolly and his underworld informants. - 1978: William Bulger becomes president of the state Senate and goes on to serve in the post longer than anyone in its history. - 1979: After a former business associate implicates Whitey Bulger and Flemmi in a horse race-fixing scheme, FBI agents Connolly and Morris persuade federal prosecutors to leave the two out of the indictment. Twenty-one people are charged, including Howie Winter, whose conviction paves the way for Bulger and Flemmi to assume control of the Winter Hill Gang. - November 1980: Bulger and Flemmi help the FBI plant a surveillance bug in the North End headquarters of Boston Mafia boss Gennaro Angiulo. - May 1981: Roger Wheeler, the owner of World Jai Alai, a gambling enterprise from which Bulger and Flemmi have been skimming money, is shot between the eyes in the parking lot of his country club in Tulsa, Okla. The killer is Winter Hill Gang hitman John Martorano. - Spring 1982: Bulger and Flemmi gun down a former henchman in broad daylight on a South Boston street to prevent him from telling about the Wheeler murder. Connolly files a report with the FBI saying rival gangsters made the hit. - July 1982: Flemmi and Bulger order Martorano to kill John Callahan, the former president of World Jai Alai, to prevent him from telling investigators about the Jai Alai scheme. - January 1995: Bulger disappears on the eve of his indictment on racketeering charges. - 1997: The FBI, under court order, acknowledges that Bulger and Flemmi were "top echelon" informants as a federal probe into the agency's corrupt ties to its mob informants begins. - May 2002: Connolly is convicted of racketeering for warning Bulger, Salemme and Flemmi that they were about to be indicted in January 1995. - June 2003: William Bulger testifies before a congressional committee investigating the FBI's ties to mobster informants such as his brother. After receiving immunity, he acknowledged receiving a call from Whitey shortly after he fled, but said he has not heard from him since and has no idea where he is. - August 2003: William Bulger resigns as president of the University of Massachusetts system amid growing pressure. - 2005: Federal and state law enforcement officials investigate leads and Bulger look-alikes in at least 19 countries. - 2006: Authorities release 26-year-old surveillance video of Bulger in the hope that someone will recognize his mannerisms. - 2007: FBI releases video of a couple that resembles Bulger and his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Grieg, in Italy. - 2008: Connolly is convicted of second-degree murder in the hit on Martorano, as prosecutors argue the information he provide the mobsters was critical to the hit. - 2010: FBI appeals to plastic surgeons in the effort to locate Bulger and Grieg. - June 20, 2011: FBI announces an effort to target Grieg in the hopes of reaching Bulger. - June 22, 2011: Bulger arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., with Grieg.
WHITEY BULGER ARRESTED / WCVB SPLIT PKG
COVER FTG OF THE ARREST OF MOBB BOSS JAMES JOSEPH "WHITEY" BULGER JR / WCVB SPLIT PKG History of `Whitey' Bulger, 16 years on the lam Eds: With BC-US--Whitey Bulger Arrested. By The Associated Press - Sept. 3, 1929: James Bulger is born to Irish immigrant parents living in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. He is the second of six children. His shock of platinum blonde hair earns him the nickname "Whitey." - 1956: Whitey Bulger is sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery. After he's suspected of plotting an escape from one prison, he's transferred to Alcatraz to serve part of his term. - 1960: Bulger's younger brother, William, is elected to the state House of Representatives. John Connolly, a childhood friend from South Boston, works on the campaign. - 1965: Whitey Bulger is released from prison and comes home to "Southie." He becomes a top lieutenant to Somerville mobster Howie Winter, head of the Winter Hill Gang. - Mid-1960s: Gangster Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi develops a relationship with Boston FBI agent H. Paul Rico. Flemmi, using the code name "Jack from South Boston" informs on members of the Providence, R.I.-based New England Mafia. - 1969: Flemmi is indicted for the murder of a mobster, and with childhood friend "Cadillac" Frank Salemme, for a car bombing. Rico tips off Flemmi that the indictments are coming, and the two flee Boston. Flemmi spends the next 4½ years on the lam. - 1970: William Bulger is elected to the state Senate. - 1972: John Connolly, now an FBI agent, recognizes Salemme on the street in New York City and arrests him. Salemme is later sentenced to 15 years in prison. The arrest earns Connolly a transfer back to his hometown of Boston. - 1974: Flemmi returns to Boston after criminal charges are dropped when several key witnesses recant. He hooks up with Winter, who counts Whitey Bulger among his key allies. - June 1975: Edward Connors is killed by Flemmi to prevent him from telling authorities about an earlier murder by the Winter Hill Gang. - September 1975: Acting partly on Flemmi's recommendation, Bulger cuts a deal with Connolly to provide information on the Italian Mafia in exchange for protection from the FBI. - 1977: Veteran agent John Morris is appointed to oversee Connolly and his underworld informants. - 1978: William Bulger becomes president of the state Senate and goes on to serve in the post longer than anyone in its history. - 1979: After a former business associate implicates Whitey Bulger and Flemmi in a horse race-fixing scheme, FBI agents Connolly and Morris persuade federal prosecutors to leave the two out of the indictment. Twenty-one people are charged, including Howie Winter, whose conviction paves the way for Bulger and Flemmi to assume control of the Winter Hill Gang. - November 1980: Bulger and Flemmi help the FBI plant a surveillance bug in the North End headquarters of Boston Mafia boss Gennaro Angiulo. - May 1981: Roger Wheeler, the owner of World Jai Alai, a gambling enterprise from which Bulger and Flemmi have been skimming money, is shot between the eyes in the parking lot of his country club in Tulsa, Okla. The killer is Winter Hill Gang hitman John Martorano. - Spring 1982: Bulger and Flemmi gun down a former henchman in broad daylight on a South Boston street to prevent him from telling about the Wheeler murder. Connolly files a report with the FBI saying rival gangsters made the hit. - July 1982: Flemmi and Bulger order Martorano to kill John Callahan, the former president of World Jai Alai, to prevent him from telling investigators about the Jai Alai scheme. - January 1995: Bulger disappears on the eve of his indictment on racketeering charges. - 1997: The FBI, under court order, acknowledges that Bulger and Flemmi were "top echelon" informants as a federal probe into the agency's corrupt ties to its mob informants begins. - May 2002: Connolly is convicted of racketeering for warning Bulger, Salemme and Flemmi that they were about to be indicted in January 1995. - June 2003: William Bulger testifies before a congressional committee investigating the FBI's ties to mobster informants such as his brother. After receiving immunity, he acknowledged receiving a call from Whitey shortly after he fled, but said he has not heard from him since and has no idea where he is. - August 2003: William Bulger resigns as president of the University of Massachusetts system amid growing pressure. - 2005: Federal and state law enforcement officials investigate leads and Bulger look-alikes in at least 19 countries. - 2006: Authorities release 26-year-old surveillance video of Bulger in the hope that someone will recognize his mannerisms. - 2007: FBI releases video of a couple that resembles Bulger and his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Grieg, in Italy. - 2008: Connolly is convicted of second-degree murder in the hit on Martorano, as prosecutors argue the information he provide the mobsters was critical to the hit. - 2010: FBI appeals to plastic surgeons in the effort to locate Bulger and Grieg. - June 20, 2011: FBI announces an effort to target Grieg in the hopes of reaching Bulger. - June 22, 2011: Bulger arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., with Grieg.
WHITEY BULGER ARRESTED / PIERRE THOMAS INTVS WIDOW
COVER FTG OF THE ARREST OF MOBB BOSS JAMES JOSEPH "WHITEY" BULGER JR / PIERRE THOMAS INTVS UNIDENTIFIED WIDOW / SHOWS BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS ON HUSBAND History of `Whitey' Bulger, 16 years on the lam Eds: With BC-US--Whitey Bulger Arrested. By The Associated Press - Sept. 3, 1929: James Bulger is born to Irish immigrant parents living in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. He is the second of six children. His shock of platinum blonde hair earns him the nickname "Whitey." - 1956: Whitey Bulger is sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery. After he's suspected of plotting an escape from one prison, he's transferred to Alcatraz to serve part of his term. - 1960: Bulger's younger brother, William, is elected to the state House of Representatives. John Connolly, a childhood friend from South Boston, works on the campaign. - 1965: Whitey Bulger is released from prison and comes home to "Southie." He becomes a top lieutenant to Somerville mobster Howie Winter, head of the Winter Hill Gang. - Mid-1960s: Gangster Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi develops a relationship with Boston FBI agent H. Paul Rico. Flemmi, using the code name "Jack from South Boston" informs on members of the Providence, R.I.-based New England Mafia. - 1969: Flemmi is indicted for the murder of a mobster, and with childhood friend "Cadillac" Frank Salemme, for a car bombing. Rico tips off Flemmi that the indictments are coming, and the two flee Boston. Flemmi spends the next 4½ years on the lam. - 1970: William Bulger is elected to the state Senate. - 1972: John Connolly, now an FBI agent, recognizes Salemme on the street in New York City and arrests him. Salemme is later sentenced to 15 years in prison. The arrest earns Connolly a transfer back to his hometown of Boston. - 1974: Flemmi returns to Boston after criminal charges are dropped when several key witnesses recant. He hooks up with Winter, who counts Whitey Bulger among his key allies. - June 1975: Edward Connors is killed by Flemmi to prevent him from telling authorities about an earlier murder by the Winter Hill Gang. - September 1975: Acting partly on Flemmi's recommendation, Bulger cuts a deal with Connolly to provide information on the Italian Mafia in exchange for protection from the FBI. - 1977: Veteran agent John Morris is appointed to oversee Connolly and his underworld informants. - 1978: William Bulger becomes president of the state Senate and goes on to serve in the post longer than anyone in its history. - 1979: After a former business associate implicates Whitey Bulger and Flemmi in a horse race-fixing scheme, FBI agents Connolly and Morris persuade federal prosecutors to leave the two out of the indictment. Twenty-one people are charged, including Howie Winter, whose conviction paves the way for Bulger and Flemmi to assume control of the Winter Hill Gang. - November 1980: Bulger and Flemmi help the FBI plant a surveillance bug in the North End headquarters of Boston Mafia boss Gennaro Angiulo. - May 1981: Roger Wheeler, the owner of World Jai Alai, a gambling enterprise from which Bulger and Flemmi have been skimming money, is shot between the eyes in the parking lot of his country club in Tulsa, Okla. The killer is Winter Hill Gang hitman John Martorano. - Spring 1982: Bulger and Flemmi gun down a former henchman in broad daylight on a South Boston street to prevent him from telling about the Wheeler murder. Connolly files a report with the FBI saying rival gangsters made the hit. - July 1982: Flemmi and Bulger order Martorano to kill John Callahan, the former president of World Jai Alai, to prevent him from telling investigators about the Jai Alai scheme. - January 1995: Bulger disappears on the eve of his indictment on racketeering charges. - 1997: The FBI, under court order, acknowledges that Bulger and Flemmi were "top echelon" informants as a federal probe into the agency's corrupt ties to its mob informants begins. - May 2002: Connolly is convicted of racketeering for warning Bulger, Salemme and Flemmi that they were about to be indicted in January 1995. - June 2003: William Bulger testifies before a congressional committee investigating the FBI's ties to mobster informants such as his brother. After receiving immunity, he acknowledged receiving a call from Whitey shortly after he fled, but said he has not heard from him since and has no idea where he is. - August 2003: William Bulger resigns as president of the University of Massachusetts system amid growing pressure. - 2005: Federal and state law enforcement officials investigate leads and Bulger look-alikes in at least 19 countries. - 2006: Authorities release 26-year-old surveillance video of Bulger in the hope that someone will recognize his mannerisms. - 2007: FBI releases video of a couple that resembles Bulger and his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Grieg, in Italy. - 2008: Connolly is convicted of second-degree murder in the hit on Martorano, as prosecutors argue the information he provide the mobsters was critical to the hit. - 2010: FBI appeals to plastic surgeons in the effort to locate Bulger and Grieg. - June 20, 2011: FBI announces an effort to target Grieg in the hopes of reaching Bulger. - June 22, 2011: Bulger arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., with Grieg.
WHITEY BULGER ARRESTED / B-ROLL AND INTVS FOR DAVID WRIGHT
COVER FTG OF THE ARREST OF MOBB BOSS JAMES JOSEPH "WHITEY" BULGER JR / B-ROLL FOR DAVID WRIGHT / INTVS History of `Whitey' Bulger, 16 years on the lam Eds: With BC-US--Whitey Bulger Arrested. By The Associated Press - Sept. 3, 1929: James Bulger is born to Irish immigrant parents living in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. He is the second of six children. His shock of platinum blonde hair earns him the nickname "Whitey." - 1956: Whitey Bulger is sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery. After he's suspected of plotting an escape from one prison, he's transferred to Alcatraz to serve part of his term. - 1960: Bulger's younger brother, William, is elected to the state House of Representatives. John Connolly, a childhood friend from South Boston, works on the campaign. - 1965: Whitey Bulger is released from prison and comes home to "Southie." He becomes a top lieutenant to Somerville mobster Howie Winter, head of the Winter Hill Gang. - Mid-1960s: Gangster Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi develops a relationship with Boston FBI agent H. Paul Rico. Flemmi, using the code name "Jack from South Boston" informs on members of the Providence, R.I.-based New England Mafia. - 1969: Flemmi is indicted for the murder of a mobster, and with childhood friend "Cadillac" Frank Salemme, for a car bombing. Rico tips off Flemmi that the indictments are coming, and the two flee Boston. Flemmi spends the next 4½ years on the lam. - 1970: William Bulger is elected to the state Senate. - 1972: John Connolly, now an FBI agent, recognizes Salemme on the street in New York City and arrests him. Salemme is later sentenced to 15 years in prison. The arrest earns Connolly a transfer back to his hometown of Boston. - 1974: Flemmi returns to Boston after criminal charges are dropped when several key witnesses recant. He hooks up with Winter, who counts Whitey Bulger among his key allies. - June 1975: Edward Connors is killed by Flemmi to prevent him from telling authorities about an earlier murder by the Winter Hill Gang. - September 1975: Acting partly on Flemmi's recommendation, Bulger cuts a deal with Connolly to provide information on the Italian Mafia in exchange for protection from the FBI. - 1977: Veteran agent John Morris is appointed to oversee Connolly and his underworld informants. - 1978: William Bulger becomes president of the state Senate and goes on to serve in the post longer than anyone in its history. - 1979: After a former business associate implicates Whitey Bulger and Flemmi in a horse race-fixing scheme, FBI agents Connolly and Morris persuade federal prosecutors to leave the two out of the indictment. Twenty-one people are charged, including Howie Winter, whose conviction paves the way for Bulger and Flemmi to assume control of the Winter Hill Gang. - November 1980: Bulger and Flemmi help the FBI plant a surveillance bug in the North End headquarters of Boston Mafia boss Gennaro Angiulo. - May 1981: Roger Wheeler, the owner of World Jai Alai, a gambling enterprise from which Bulger and Flemmi have been skimming money, is shot between the eyes in the parking lot of his country club in Tulsa, Okla. The killer is Winter Hill Gang hitman John Martorano. - Spring 1982: Bulger and Flemmi gun down a former henchman in broad daylight on a South Boston street to prevent him from telling about the Wheeler murder. Connolly files a report with the FBI saying rival gangsters made the hit. - July 1982: Flemmi and Bulger order Martorano to kill John Callahan, the former president of World Jai Alai, to prevent him from telling investigators about the Jai Alai scheme. - January 1995: Bulger disappears on the eve of his indictment on racketeering charges. - 1997: The FBI, under court order, acknowledges that Bulger and Flemmi were "top echelon" informants as a federal probe into the agency's corrupt ties to its mob informants begins. - May 2002: Connolly is convicted of racketeering for warning Bulger, Salemme and Flemmi that they were about to be indicted in January 1995. - June 2003: William Bulger testifies before a congressional committee investigating the FBI's ties to mobster informants such as his brother. After receiving immunity, he acknowledged receiving a call from Whitey shortly after he fled, but said he has not heard from him since and has no idea where he is. - August 2003: William Bulger resigns as president of the University of Massachusetts system amid growing pressure. - 2005: Federal and state law enforcement officials investigate leads and Bulger look-alikes in at least 19 countries. - 2006: Authorities release 26-year-old surveillance video of Bulger in the hope that someone will recognize his mannerisms. - 2007: FBI releases video of a couple that resembles Bulger and his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Grieg, in Italy. - 2008: Connolly is convicted of second-degree murder in the hit on Martorano, as prosecutors argue the information he provide the mobsters was critical to the hit. - 2010: FBI appeals to plastic surgeons in the effort to locate Bulger and Grieg. - June 20, 2011: FBI announces an effort to target Grieg in the hopes of reaching Bulger. - June 22, 2011: Bulger arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., with Grieg.
WHITEY BULGER ARRESTED / MOM OF WHITEY'S SON RECALLS PAST
COVER FTG OF THE ARREST OF MOBB BOSS JAMES JOSEPH "WHITEY" BULGER JR / MOM OF WHITEY'S SON RECALLS PAST VIDEO FROM WEBSITE History of `Whitey' Bulger, 16 years on the lam Eds: With BC-US--Whitey Bulger Arrested. By The Associated Press - Sept. 3, 1929: James Bulger is born to Irish immigrant parents living in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. He is the second of six children. His shock of platinum blonde hair earns him the nickname "Whitey." - 1956: Whitey Bulger is sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery. After he's suspected of plotting an escape from one prison, he's transferred to Alcatraz to serve part of his term. - 1960: Bulger's younger brother, William, is elected to the state House of Representatives. John Connolly, a childhood friend from South Boston, works on the campaign. - 1965: Whitey Bulger is released from prison and comes home to "Southie." He becomes a top lieutenant to Somerville mobster Howie Winter, head of the Winter Hill Gang. - Mid-1960s: Gangster Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi develops a relationship with Boston FBI agent H. Paul Rico. Flemmi, using the code name "Jack from South Boston" informs on members of the Providence, R.I.-based New England Mafia. - 1969: Flemmi is indicted for the murder of a mobster, and with childhood friend "Cadillac" Frank Salemme, for a car bombing. Rico tips off Flemmi that the indictments are coming, and the two flee Boston. Flemmi spends the next 4½ years on the lam. - 1970: William Bulger is elected to the state Senate. - 1972: John Connolly, now an FBI agent, recognizes Salemme on the street in New York City and arrests him. Salemme is later sentenced to 15 years in prison. The arrest earns Connolly a transfer back to his hometown of Boston. - 1974: Flemmi returns to Boston after criminal charges are dropped when several key witnesses recant. He hooks up with Winter, who counts Whitey Bulger among his key allies. - June 1975: Edward Connors is killed by Flemmi to prevent him from telling authorities about an earlier murder by the Winter Hill Gang. - September 1975: Acting partly on Flemmi's recommendation, Bulger cuts a deal with Connolly to provide information on the Italian Mafia in exchange for protection from the FBI. - 1977: Veteran agent John Morris is appointed to oversee Connolly and his underworld informants. - 1978: William Bulger becomes president of the state Senate and goes on to serve in the post longer than anyone in its history. - 1979: After a former business associate implicates Whitey Bulger and Flemmi in a horse race-fixing scheme, FBI agents Connolly and Morris persuade federal prosecutors to leave the two out of the indictment. Twenty-one people are charged, including Howie Winter, whose conviction paves the way for Bulger and Flemmi to assume control of the Winter Hill Gang. - November 1980: Bulger and Flemmi help the FBI plant a surveillance bug in the North End headquarters of Boston Mafia boss Gennaro Angiulo. - May 1981: Roger Wheeler, the owner of World Jai Alai, a gambling enterprise from which Bulger and Flemmi have been skimming money, is shot between the eyes in the parking lot of his country club in Tulsa, Okla. The killer is Winter Hill Gang hitman John Martorano. - Spring 1982: Bulger and Flemmi gun down a former henchman in broad daylight on a South Boston street to prevent him from telling about the Wheeler murder. Connolly files a report with the FBI saying rival gangsters made the hit. - July 1982: Flemmi and Bulger order Martorano to kill John Callahan, the former president of World Jai Alai, to prevent him from telling investigators about the Jai Alai scheme. - January 1995: Bulger disappears on the eve of his indictment on racketeering charges. - 1997: The FBI, under court order, acknowledges that Bulger and Flemmi were "top echelon" informants as a federal probe into the agency's corrupt ties to its mob informants begins. - May 2002: Connolly is convicted of racketeering for warning Bulger, Salemme and Flemmi that they were about to be indicted in January 1995. - June 2003: William Bulger testifies before a congressional committee investigating the FBI's ties to mobster informants such as his brother. After receiving immunity, he acknowledged receiving a call from Whitey shortly after he fled, but said he has not heard from him since and has no idea where he is. - August 2003: William Bulger resigns as president of the University of Massachusetts system amid growing pressure. - 2005: Federal and state law enforcement officials investigate leads and Bulger look-alikes in at least 19 countries. - 2006: Authorities release 26-year-old surveillance video of Bulger in the hope that someone will recognize his mannerisms. - 2007: FBI releases video of a couple that resembles Bulger and his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Grieg, in Italy. - 2008: Connolly is convicted of second-degree murder in the hit on Martorano, as prosecutors argue the information he provide the mobsters was critical to the hit. - 2010: FBI appeals to plastic surgeons in the effort to locate Bulger and Grieg. - June 20, 2011: FBI announces an effort to target Grieg in the hopes of reaching Bulger. - June 22, 2011: Bulger arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., with Grieg.
WHITEY BULGER ARRESTED / B-ROLL AND INTVS FOR DAVID WRIGHT
COVER FTG OF THE ARREST OF MOBB BOSS JAMES JOSEPH "WHITNEY" BULGER JR / B-ROLL AND INTVS FOR DAVID WRIGHT History of `Whitey' Bulger, 16 years on the lam Eds: With BC-US--Whitey Bulger Arrested. By The Associated Press - Sept. 3, 1929: James Bulger is born to Irish immigrant parents living in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. He is the second of six children. His shock of platinum blonde hair earns him the nickname "Whitey." - 1956: Whitey Bulger is sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery. After he's suspected of plotting an escape from one prison, he's transferred to Alcatraz to serve part of his term. - 1960: Bulger's younger brother, William, is elected to the state House of Representatives. John Connolly, a childhood friend from South Boston, works on the campaign. - 1965: Whitey Bulger is released from prison and comes home to "Southie." He becomes a top lieutenant to Somerville mobster Howie Winter, head of the Winter Hill Gang. - Mid-1960s: Gangster Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi develops a relationship with Boston FBI agent H. Paul Rico. Flemmi, using the code name "Jack from South Boston" informs on members of the Providence, R.I.-based New England Mafia. - 1969: Flemmi is indicted for the murder of a mobster, and with childhood friend "Cadillac" Frank Salemme, for a car bombing. Rico tips off Flemmi that the indictments are coming, and the two flee Boston. Flemmi spends the next 4½ years on the lam. - 1970: William Bulger is elected to the state Senate. - 1972: John Connolly, now an FBI agent, recognizes Salemme on the street in New York City and arrests him. Salemme is later sentenced to 15 years in prison. The arrest earns Connolly a transfer back to his hometown of Boston. - 1974: Flemmi returns to Boston after criminal charges are dropped when several key witnesses recant. He hooks up with Winter, who counts Whitey Bulger among his key allies. - June 1975: Edward Connors is killed by Flemmi to prevent him from telling authorities about an earlier murder by the Winter Hill Gang. - September 1975: Acting partly on Flemmi's recommendation, Bulger cuts a deal with Connolly to provide information on the Italian Mafia in exchange for protection from the FBI. - 1977: Veteran agent John Morris is appointed to oversee Connolly and his underworld informants. - 1978: William Bulger becomes president of the state Senate and goes on to serve in the post longer than anyone in its history. - 1979: After a former business associate implicates Whitey Bulger and Flemmi in a horse race-fixing scheme, FBI agents Connolly and Morris persuade federal prosecutors to leave the two out of the indictment. Twenty-one people are charged, including Howie Winter, whose conviction paves the way for Bulger and Flemmi to assume control of the Winter Hill Gang. - November 1980: Bulger and Flemmi help the FBI plant a surveillance bug in the North End headquarters of Boston Mafia boss Gennaro Angiulo. - May 1981: Roger Wheeler, the owner of World Jai Alai, a gambling enterprise from which Bulger and Flemmi have been skimming money, is shot between the eyes in the parking lot of his country club in Tulsa, Okla. The killer is Winter Hill Gang hitman John Martorano. - Spring 1982: Bulger and Flemmi gun down a former henchman in broad daylight on a South Boston street to prevent him from telling about the Wheeler murder. Connolly files a report with the FBI saying rival gangsters made the hit. - July 1982: Flemmi and Bulger order Martorano to kill John Callahan, the former president of World Jai Alai, to prevent him from telling investigators about the Jai Alai scheme. - January 1995: Bulger disappears on the eve of his indictment on racketeering charges. - 1997: The FBI, under court order, acknowledges that Bulger and Flemmi were "top echelon" informants as a federal probe into the agency's corrupt ties to its mob informants begins. - May 2002: Connolly is convicted of racketeering for warning Bulger, Salemme and Flemmi that they were about to be indicted in January 1995. - June 2003: William Bulger testifies before a congressional committee investigating the FBI's ties to mobster informants such as his brother. After receiving immunity, he acknowledged receiving a call from Whitey shortly after he fled, but said he has not heard from him since and has no idea where he is. - August 2003: William Bulger resigns as president of the University of Massachusetts system amid growing pressure. - 2005: Federal and state law enforcement officials investigate leads and Bulger look-alikes in at least 19 countries. - 2006: Authorities release 26-year-old surveillance video of Bulger in the hope that someone will recognize his mannerisms. - 2007: FBI releases video of a couple that resembles Bulger and his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Grieg, in Italy. - 2008: Connolly is convicted of second-degree murder in the hit on Martorano, as prosecutors argue the information he provide the mobsters was critical to the hit. - 2010: FBI appeals to plastic surgeons in the effort to locate Bulger and Grieg. - June 20, 2011: FBI announces an effort to target Grieg in the hopes of reaching Bulger. - June 22, 2011: Bulger arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., with Grieg.
WHITEY BULGER ARRESTED / BULGER ARRIVAL TO COURT
COVER FTG OF THE ARREST OF MOBB BOSS JAMES JOSEPH "WHITEY" BULGER JR / BULGER ARRIVAL TO COURT History of `Whitey' Bulger, 16 years on the lam Eds: With BC-US--Whitey Bulger Arrested. By The Associated Press - Sept. 3, 1929: James Bulger is born to Irish immigrant parents living in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. He is the second of six children. His shock of platinum blonde hair earns him the nickname "Whitey." - 1956: Whitey Bulger is sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery. After he's suspected of plotting an escape from one prison, he's transferred to Alcatraz to serve part of his term. - 1960: Bulger's younger brother, William, is elected to the state House of Representatives. John Connolly, a childhood friend from South Boston, works on the campaign. - 1965: Whitey Bulger is released from prison and comes home to "Southie." He becomes a top lieutenant to Somerville mobster Howie Winter, head of the Winter Hill Gang. - Mid-1960s: Gangster Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi develops a relationship with Boston FBI agent H. Paul Rico. Flemmi, using the code name "Jack from South Boston" informs on members of the Providence, R.I.-based New England Mafia. - 1969: Flemmi is indicted for the murder of a mobster, and with childhood friend "Cadillac" Frank Salemme, for a car bombing. Rico tips off Flemmi that the indictments are coming, and the two flee Boston. Flemmi spends the next 4½ years on the lam. - 1970: William Bulger is elected to the state Senate. - 1972: John Connolly, now an FBI agent, recognizes Salemme on the street in New York City and arrests him. Salemme is later sentenced to 15 years in prison. The arrest earns Connolly a transfer back to his hometown of Boston. - 1974: Flemmi returns to Boston after criminal charges are dropped when several key witnesses recant. He hooks up with Winter, who counts Whitey Bulger among his key allies. - June 1975: Edward Connors is killed by Flemmi to prevent him from telling authorities about an earlier murder by the Winter Hill Gang. - September 1975: Acting partly on Flemmi's recommendation, Bulger cuts a deal with Connolly to provide information on the Italian Mafia in exchange for protection from the FBI. - 1977: Veteran agent John Morris is appointed to oversee Connolly and his underworld informants. - 1978: William Bulger becomes president of the state Senate and goes on to serve in the post longer than anyone in its history. - 1979: After a former business associate implicates Whitey Bulger and Flemmi in a horse race-fixing scheme, FBI agents Connolly and Morris persuade federal prosecutors to leave the two out of the indictment. Twenty-one people are charged, including Howie Winter, whose conviction paves the way for Bulger and Flemmi to assume control of the Winter Hill Gang. - November 1980: Bulger and Flemmi help the FBI plant a surveillance bug in the North End headquarters of Boston Mafia boss Gennaro Angiulo. - May 1981: Roger Wheeler, the owner of World Jai Alai, a gambling enterprise from which Bulger and Flemmi have been skimming money, is shot between the eyes in the parking lot of his country club in Tulsa, Okla. The killer is Winter Hill Gang hitman John Martorano. - Spring 1982: Bulger and Flemmi gun down a former henchman in broad daylight on a South Boston street to prevent him from telling about the Wheeler murder. Connolly files a report with the FBI saying rival gangsters made the hit. - July 1982: Flemmi and Bulger order Martorano to kill John Callahan, the former president of World Jai Alai, to prevent him from telling investigators about the Jai Alai scheme. - January 1995: Bulger disappears on the eve of his indictment on racketeering charges. - 1997: The FBI, under court order, acknowledges that Bulger and Flemmi were "top echelon" informants as a federal probe into the agency's corrupt ties to its mob informants begins. - May 2002: Connolly is convicted of racketeering for warning Bulger, Salemme and Flemmi that they were about to be indicted in January 1995. - June 2003: William Bulger testifies before a congressional committee investigating the FBI's ties to mobster informants such as his brother. After receiving immunity, he acknowledged receiving a call from Whitey shortly after he fled, but said he has not heard from him since and has no idea where he is. - August 2003: William Bulger resigns as president of the University of Massachusetts system amid growing pressure. - 2005: Federal and state law enforcement officials investigate leads and Bulger look-alikes in at least 19 countries. - 2006: Authorities release 26-year-old surveillance video of Bulger in the hope that someone will recognize his mannerisms. - 2007: FBI releases video of a couple that resembles Bulger and his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Grieg, in Italy. - 2008: Connolly is convicted of second-degree murder in the hit on Martorano, as prosecutors argue the information he provide the mobsters was critical to the hit. - 2010: FBI appeals to plastic surgeons in the effort to locate Bulger and Grieg. - June 20, 2011: FBI announces an effort to target Grieg in the hopes of reaching Bulger. - June 22, 2011: Bulger arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., with Grieg.
WHITEY BULGER ARRESTED / SENATE PRESIDENT WILLIAM BULGER
COVER FTG OF THE ARREST OF MOBB BOSS JAMES JOSEPH "WHITEY" BULGER JR / CLIPS FROM SENATE HEARING / SENATE PRESIDENT WILLIAM BULGER AND MR. SHAYS, VICE PRESIDENT INVESTIGATION O CORRUPTION IN BOSTON FBI OFFICE, HOUSE GOVERNMENT REFORM COMMITTEE HEARIN History of `Whitey' Bulger, 16 years on the lam Eds: With BC-US--Whitey Bulger Arrested. By The Associated Press - Sept. 3, 1929: James Bulger is born to Irish immigrant parents living in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. He is the second of six children. His shock of platinum blonde hair earns him the nickname "Whitey." - 1956: Whitey Bulger is sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery. After he's suspected of plotting an escape from one prison, he's transferred to Alcatraz to serve part of his term. - 1960: Bulger's younger brother, William, is elected to the state House of Representatives. John Connolly, a childhood friend from South Boston, works on the campaign. - 1965: Whitey Bulger is released from prison and comes home to "Southie." He becomes a top lieutenant to Somerville mobster Howie Winter, head of the Winter Hill Gang. - Mid-1960s: Gangster Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi develops a relationship with Boston FBI agent H. Paul Rico. Flemmi, using the code name "Jack from South Boston" informs on members of the Providence, R.I.-based New England Mafia. - 1969: Flemmi is indicted for the murder of a mobster, and with childhood friend "Cadillac" Frank Salemme, for a car bombing. Rico tips off Flemmi that the indictments are coming, and the two flee Boston. Flemmi spends the next 4½ years on the lam. - 1970: William Bulger is elected to the state Senate. - 1972: John Connolly, now an FBI agent, recognizes Salemme on the street in New York City and arrests him. Salemme is later sentenced to 15 years in prison. The arrest earns Connolly a transfer back to his hometown of Boston. - 1974: Flemmi returns to Boston after criminal charges are dropped when several key witnesses recant. He hooks up with Winter, who counts Whitey Bulger among his key allies. - June 1975: Edward Connors is killed by Flemmi to prevent him from telling authorities about an earlier murder by the Winter Hill Gang. - September 1975: Acting partly on Flemmi's recommendation, Bulger cuts a deal with Connolly to provide information on the Italian Mafia in exchange for protection from the FBI. - 1977: Veteran agent John Morris is appointed to oversee Connolly and his underworld informants. - 1978: William Bulger becomes president of the state Senate and goes on to serve in the post longer than anyone in its history. - 1979: After a former business associate implicates Whitey Bulger and Flemmi in a horse race-fixing scheme, FBI agents Connolly and Morris persuade federal prosecutors to leave the two out of the indictment. Twenty-one people are charged, including Howie Winter, whose conviction paves the way for Bulger and Flemmi to assume control of the Winter Hill Gang. - November 1980: Bulger and Flemmi help the FBI plant a surveillance bug in the North End headquarters of Boston Mafia boss Gennaro Angiulo. - May 1981: Roger Wheeler, the owner of World Jai Alai, a gambling enterprise from which Bulger and Flemmi have been skimming money, is shot between the eyes in the parking lot of his country club in Tulsa, Okla. The killer is Winter Hill Gang hitman John Martorano. - Spring 1982: Bulger and Flemmi gun down a former henchman in broad daylight on a South Boston street to prevent him from telling about the Wheeler murder. Connolly files a report with the FBI saying rival gangsters made the hit. - July 1982: Flemmi and Bulger order Martorano to kill John Callahan, the former president of World Jai Alai, to prevent him from telling investigators about the Jai Alai scheme. - January 1995: Bulger disappears on the eve of his indictment on racketeering charges. - 1997: The FBI, under court order, acknowledges that Bulger and Flemmi were "top echelon" informants as a federal probe into the agency's corrupt ties to its mob informants begins. - May 2002: Connolly is convicted of racketeering for warning Bulger, Salemme and Flemmi that they were about to be indicted in January 1995. - June 2003: William Bulger testifies before a congressional committee investigating the FBI's ties to mobster informants such as his brother. After receiving immunity, he acknowledged receiving a call from Whitey shortly after he fled, but said he has not heard from him since and has no idea where he is. - August 2003: William Bulger resigns as president of the University of Massachusetts system amid growing pressure. - 2005: Federal and state law enforcement officials investigate leads and Bulger look-alikes in at least 19 countries. - 2006: Authorities release 26-year-old surveillance video of Bulger in the hope that someone will recognize his mannerisms. - 2007: FBI releases video of a couple that resembles Bulger and his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Grieg, in Italy. - 2008: Connolly is convicted of second-degree murder in the hit on Martorano, as prosecutors argue the information he provide the mobsters was critical to the hit. - 2010: FBI appeals to plastic surgeons in the effort to locate Bulger and Grieg. - June 20, 2011: FBI announces an effort to target Grieg in the hopes of reaching Bulger. - June 22, 2011: Bulger arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., with Grieg.
WHITEY BULGER ARRESTED / HOUSE GOVERNMENT REFORM COMMITTEE
COVER FTG OF THE ARREST OF MOBB BOSS JAMES JOSEPH "WHITEY" BULGER JR / INVESTIGATION O CORRUPTION IN BOSTON FBI OFFICE, HOUSE GOVERNMENT REFORM COMMITTEE HEARING History of `Whitey' Bulger, 16 years on the lam Eds: With BC-US--Whitey Bulger Arrested. By The Associated Press - Sept. 3, 1929: James Bulger is born to Irish immigrant parents living in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. He is the second of six children. His shock of platinum blonde hair earns him the nickname "Whitey." - 1956: Whitey Bulger is sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery. After he's suspected of plotting an escape from one prison, he's transferred to Alcatraz to serve part of his term. - 1960: Bulger's younger brother, William, is elected to the state House of Representatives. John Connolly, a childhood friend from South Boston, works on the campaign. - 1965: Whitey Bulger is released from prison and comes home to "Southie." He becomes a top lieutenant to Somerville mobster Howie Winter, head of the Winter Hill Gang. - Mid-1960s: Gangster Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi develops a relationship with Boston FBI agent H. Paul Rico. Flemmi, using the code name "Jack from South Boston" informs on members of the Providence, R.I.-based New England Mafia. - 1969: Flemmi is indicted for the murder of a mobster, and with childhood friend "Cadillac" Frank Salemme, for a car bombing. Rico tips off Flemmi that the indictments are coming, and the two flee Boston. Flemmi spends the next 4½ years on the lam. - 1970: William Bulger is elected to the state Senate. - 1972: John Connolly, now an FBI agent, recognizes Salemme on the street in New York City and arrests him. Salemme is later sentenced to 15 years in prison. The arrest earns Connolly a transfer back to his hometown of Boston. - 1974: Flemmi returns to Boston after criminal charges are dropped when several key witnesses recant. He hooks up with Winter, who counts Whitey Bulger among his key allies. - June 1975: Edward Connors is killed by Flemmi to prevent him from telling authorities about an earlier murder by the Winter Hill Gang. - September 1975: Acting partly on Flemmi's recommendation, Bulger cuts a deal with Connolly to provide information on the Italian Mafia in exchange for protection from the FBI. - 1977: Veteran agent John Morris is appointed to oversee Connolly and his underworld informants. - 1978: William Bulger becomes president of the state Senate and goes on to serve in the post longer than anyone in its history. - 1979: After a former business associate implicates Whitey Bulger and Flemmi in a horse race-fixing scheme, FBI agents Connolly and Morris persuade federal prosecutors to leave the two out of the indictment. Twenty-one people are charged, including Howie Winter, whose conviction paves the way for Bulger and Flemmi to assume control of the Winter Hill Gang. - November 1980: Bulger and Flemmi help the FBI plant a surveillance bug in the North End headquarters of Boston Mafia boss Gennaro Angiulo. - May 1981: Roger Wheeler, the owner of World Jai Alai, a gambling enterprise from which Bulger and Flemmi have been skimming money, is shot between the eyes in the parking lot of his country club in Tulsa, Okla. The killer is Winter Hill Gang hitman John Martorano. - Spring 1982: Bulger and Flemmi gun down a former henchman in broad daylight on a South Boston street to prevent him from telling about the Wheeler murder. Connolly files a report with the FBI saying rival gangsters made the hit. - July 1982: Flemmi and Bulger order Martorano to kill John Callahan, the former president of World Jai Alai, to prevent him from telling investigators about the Jai Alai scheme. - January 1995: Bulger disappears on the eve of his indictment on racketeering charges. - 1997: The FBI, under court order, acknowledges that Bulger and Flemmi were "top echelon" informants as a federal probe into the agency's corrupt ties to its mob informants begins. - May 2002: Connolly is convicted of racketeering for warning Bulger, Salemme and Flemmi that they were about to be indicted in January 1995. - June 2003: William Bulger testifies before a congressional committee investigating the FBI's ties to mobster informants such as his brother. After receiving immunity, he acknowledged receiving a call from Whitey shortly after he fled, but said he has not heard from him since and has no idea where he is. - August 2003: William Bulger resigns as president of the University of Massachusetts system amid growing pressure. - 2005: Federal and state law enforcement officials investigate leads and Bulger look-alikes in at least 19 countries. - 2006: Authorities release 26-year-old surveillance video of Bulger in the hope that someone will recognize his mannerisms. - 2007: FBI releases video of a couple that resembles Bulger and his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Grieg, in Italy. - 2008: Connolly is convicted of second-degree murder in the hit on Martorano, as prosecutors argue the information he provide the mobsters was critical to the hit. - 2010: FBI appeals to plastic surgeons in the effort to locate Bulger and Grieg. - June 20, 2011: FBI announces an effort to target Grieg in the hopes of reaching Bulger. - June 22, 2011: Bulger arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., with Grieg.
WHITEY BULGER ARRESTED / COURT SKETCHES
COVER FTG OF WHITEY BULGER ARRESTED / COURT SKETCHES History of `Whitey' Bulger, 16 years on the lam Eds: With BC-US--Whitey Bulger Arrested. By The Associated Press - Sept. 3, 1929: James Bulger is born to Irish immigrant parents living in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. He is the second of six children. His shock of platinum blonde hair earns him the nickname "Whitey." - 1956: Whitey Bulger is sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery. After he's suspected of plotting an escape from one prison, he's transferred to Alcatraz to serve part of his term. - 1960: Bulger's younger brother, William, is elected to the state House of Representatives. John Connolly, a childhood friend from South Boston, works on the campaign. - 1965: Whitey Bulger is released from prison and comes home to "Southie." He becomes a top lieutenant to Somerville mobster Howie Winter, head of the Winter Hill Gang. - Mid-1960s: Gangster Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi develops a relationship with Boston FBI agent H. Paul Rico. Flemmi, using the code name "Jack from South Boston" informs on members of the Providence, R.I.-based New England Mafia. - 1969: Flemmi is indicted for the murder of a mobster, and with childhood friend "Cadillac" Frank Salemme, for a car bombing. Rico tips off Flemmi that the indictments are coming, and the two flee Boston. Flemmi spends the next 4½ years on the lam. - 1970: William Bulger is elected to the state Senate. - 1972: John Connolly, now an FBI agent, recognizes Salemme on the street in New York City and arrests him. Salemme is later sentenced to 15 years in prison. The arrest earns Connolly a transfer back to his hometown of Boston. - 1974: Flemmi returns to Boston after criminal charges are dropped when several key witnesses recant. He hooks up with Winter, who counts Whitey Bulger among his key allies. - June 1975: Edward Connors is killed by Flemmi to prevent him from telling authorities about an earlier murder by the Winter Hill Gang. - September 1975: Acting partly on Flemmi's recommendation, Bulger cuts a deal with Connolly to provide information on the Italian Mafia in exchange for protection from the FBI. - 1977: Veteran agent John Morris is appointed to oversee Connolly and his underworld informants. - 1978: William Bulger becomes president of the state Senate and goes on to serve in the post longer than anyone in its history. - 1979: After a former business associate implicates Whitey Bulger and Flemmi in a horse race-fixing scheme, FBI agents Connolly and Morris persuade federal prosecutors to leave the two out of the indictment. Twenty-one people are charged, including Howie Winter, whose conviction paves the way for Bulger and Flemmi to assume control of the Winter Hill Gang. - November 1980: Bulger and Flemmi help the FBI plant a surveillance bug in the North End headquarters of Boston Mafia boss Gennaro Angiulo. - May 1981: Roger Wheeler, the owner of World Jai Alai, a gambling enterprise from which Bulger and Flemmi have been skimming money, is shot between the eyes in the parking lot of his country club in Tulsa, Okla. The killer is Winter Hill Gang hitman John Martorano. - Spring 1982: Bulger and Flemmi gun down a former henchman in broad daylight on a South Boston street to prevent him from telling about the Wheeler murder. Connolly files a report with the FBI saying rival gangsters made the hit. - July 1982: Flemmi and Bulger order Martorano to kill John Callahan, the former president of World Jai Alai, to prevent him from telling investigators about the Jai Alai scheme. - January 1995: Bulger disappears on the eve of his indictment on racketeering charges. - 1997: The FBI, under court order, acknowledges that Bulger and Flemmi were "top echelon" informants as a federal probe into the agency's corrupt ties to its mob informants begins. - May 2002: Connolly is convicted of racketeering for warning Bulger, Salemme and Flemmi that they were about to be indicted in January 1995. - June 2003: William Bulger testifies before a congressional committee investigating the FBI's ties to mobster informants such as his brother. After receiving immunity, he acknowledged receiving a call from Whitey shortly after he fled, but said he has not heard from him since and has no idea where he is. - August 2003: William Bulger resigns as president of the University of Massachusetts system amid growing pressure. - 2005: Federal and state law enforcement officials investigate leads and Bulger look-alikes in at least 19 countries. - 2006: Authorities release 26-year-old surveillance video of Bulger in the hope that someone will recognize his mannerisms. - 2007: FBI releases video of a couple that resembles Bulger and his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Grieg, in Italy. - 2008: Connolly is convicted of second-degree murder in the hit on Martorano, as prosecutors argue the information he provide the mobsters was critical to the hit. - 2010: FBI appeals to plastic surgeons in the effort to locate Bulger and Grieg. - June 20, 2011: FBI announces an effort to target Grieg in the hopes of reaching Bulger. - June 22, 2011: Bulger arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., with Grieg.
WHITEY BULGER ARRESTED / AERIALS OF MOTORCADE
COVER FTG OF WHITEY BULGER ARRESTED / AERIALS OF MOTORCADE History of `Whitey' Bulger, 16 years on the lam Eds: With BC-US--Whitey Bulger Arrested. By The Associated Press - Sept. 3, 1929: James Bulger is born to Irish immigrant parents living in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. He is the second of six children. His shock of platinum blonde hair earns him the nickname "Whitey." - 1956: Whitey Bulger is sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery. After he's suspected of plotting an escape from one prison, he's transferred to Alcatraz to serve part of his term. - 1960: Bulger's younger brother, William, is elected to the state House of Representatives. John Connolly, a childhood friend from South Boston, works on the campaign. - 1965: Whitey Bulger is released from prison and comes home to "Southie." He becomes a top lieutenant to Somerville mobster Howie Winter, head of the Winter Hill Gang. - Mid-1960s: Gangster Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi develops a relationship with Boston FBI agent H. Paul Rico. Flemmi, using the code name "Jack from South Boston" informs on members of the Providence, R.I.-based New England Mafia. - 1969: Flemmi is indicted for the murder of a mobster, and with childhood friend "Cadillac" Frank Salemme, for a car bombing. Rico tips off Flemmi that the indictments are coming, and the two flee Boston. Flemmi spends the next 4½ years on the lam. - 1970: William Bulger is elected to the state Senate. - 1972: John Connolly, now an FBI agent, recognizes Salemme on the street in New York City and arrests him. Salemme is later sentenced to 15 years in prison. The arrest earns Connolly a transfer back to his hometown of Boston. - 1974: Flemmi returns to Boston after criminal charges are dropped when several key witnesses recant. He hooks up with Winter, who counts Whitey Bulger among his key allies. - June 1975: Edward Connors is killed by Flemmi to prevent him from telling authorities about an earlier murder by the Winter Hill Gang. - September 1975: Acting partly on Flemmi's recommendation, Bulger cuts a deal with Connolly to provide information on the Italian Mafia in exchange for protection from the FBI. - 1977: Veteran agent John Morris is appointed to oversee Connolly and his underworld informants. - 1978: William Bulger becomes president of the state Senate and goes on to serve in the post longer than anyone in its history. - 1979: After a former business associate implicates Whitey Bulger and Flemmi in a horse race-fixing scheme, FBI agents Connolly and Morris persuade federal prosecutors to leave the two out of the indictment. Twenty-one people are charged, including Howie Winter, whose conviction paves the way for Bulger and Flemmi to assume control of the Winter Hill Gang. - November 1980: Bulger and Flemmi help the FBI plant a surveillance bug in the North End headquarters of Boston Mafia boss Gennaro Angiulo. - May 1981: Roger Wheeler, the owner of World Jai Alai, a gambling enterprise from which Bulger and Flemmi have been skimming money, is shot between the eyes in the parking lot of his country club in Tulsa, Okla. The killer is Winter Hill Gang hitman John Martorano. - Spring 1982: Bulger and Flemmi gun down a former henchman in broad daylight on a South Boston street to prevent him from telling about the Wheeler murder. Connolly files a report with the FBI saying rival gangsters made the hit. - July 1982: Flemmi and Bulger order Martorano to kill John Callahan, the former president of World Jai Alai, to prevent him from telling investigators about the Jai Alai scheme. - January 1995: Bulger disappears on the eve of his indictment on racketeering charges. - 1997: The FBI, under court order, acknowledges that Bulger and Flemmi were "top echelon" informants as a federal probe into the agency's corrupt ties to its mob informants begins. - May 2002: Connolly is convicted of racketeering for warning Bulger, Salemme and Flemmi that they were about to be indicted in January 1995. - June 2003: William Bulger testifies before a congressional committee investigating the FBI's ties to mobster informants such as his brother. After receiving immunity, he acknowledged receiving a call from Whitey shortly after he fled, but said he has not heard from him since and has no idea where he is. - August 2003: William Bulger resigns as president of the University of Massachusetts system amid growing pressure. - 2005: Federal and state law enforcement officials investigate leads and Bulger look-alikes in at least 19 countries. - 2006: Authorities release 26-year-old surveillance video of Bulger in the hope that someone will recognize his mannerisms. - 2007: FBI releases video of a couple that resembles Bulger and his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Grieg, in Italy. - 2008: Connolly is convicted of second-degree murder in the hit on Martorano, as prosecutors argue the information he provide the mobsters was critical to the hit. - 2010: FBI appeals to plastic surgeons in the effort to locate Bulger and Grieg. - June 20, 2011: FBI announces an effort to target Grieg in the hopes of reaching Bulger. - June 22, 2011: Bulger arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., with Grieg.
WHITEY BULGER ARRESTED / PRESSER OUTSIDE COURTHOUSE
COVER FTG OF WHITEY BULGER ARRESTED / PRESSER OUTSIDE COURTHOUSE History of `Whitey' Bulger, 16 years on the lam Eds: With BC-US--Whitey Bulger Arrested. By The Associated Press - Sept. 3, 1929: James Bulger is born to Irish immigrant parents living in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. He is the second of six children. His shock of platinum blonde hair earns him the nickname "Whitey." - 1956: Whitey Bulger is sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery. After he's suspected of plotting an escape from one prison, he's transferred to Alcatraz to serve part of his term. - 1960: Bulger's younger brother, William, is elected to the state House of Representatives. John Connolly, a childhood friend from South Boston, works on the campaign. - 1965: Whitey Bulger is released from prison and comes home to "Southie." He becomes a top lieutenant to Somerville mobster Howie Winter, head of the Winter Hill Gang. - Mid-1960s: Gangster Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi develops a relationship with Boston FBI agent H. Paul Rico. Flemmi, using the code name "Jack from South Boston" informs on members of the Providence, R.I.-based New England Mafia. - 1969: Flemmi is indicted for the murder of a mobster, and with childhood friend "Cadillac" Frank Salemme, for a car bombing. Rico tips off Flemmi that the indictments are coming, and the two flee Boston. Flemmi spends the next 4½ years on the lam. - 1970: William Bulger is elected to the state Senate. - 1972: John Connolly, now an FBI agent, recognizes Salemme on the street in New York City and arrests him. Salemme is later sentenced to 15 years in prison. The arrest earns Connolly a transfer back to his hometown of Boston. - 1974: Flemmi returns to Boston after criminal charges are dropped when several key witnesses recant. He hooks up with Winter, who counts Whitey Bulger among his key allies. - June 1975: Edward Connors is killed by Flemmi to prevent him from telling authorities about an earlier murder by the Winter Hill Gang. - September 1975: Acting partly on Flemmi's recommendation, Bulger cuts a deal with Connolly to provide information on the Italian Mafia in exchange for protection from the FBI. - 1977: Veteran agent John Morris is appointed to oversee Connolly and his underworld informants. - 1978: William Bulger becomes president of the state Senate and goes on to serve in the post longer than anyone in its history. - 1979: After a former business associate implicates Whitey Bulger and Flemmi in a horse race-fixing scheme, FBI agents Connolly and Morris persuade federal prosecutors to leave the two out of the indictment. Twenty-one people are charged, including Howie Winter, whose conviction paves the way for Bulger and Flemmi to assume control of the Winter Hill Gang. - November 1980: Bulger and Flemmi help the FBI plant a surveillance bug in the North End headquarters of Boston Mafia boss Gennaro Angiulo. - May 1981: Roger Wheeler, the owner of World Jai Alai, a gambling enterprise from which Bulger and Flemmi have been skimming money, is shot between the eyes in the parking lot of his country club in Tulsa, Okla. The killer is Winter Hill Gang hitman John Martorano. - Spring 1982: Bulger and Flemmi gun down a former henchman in broad daylight on a South Boston street to prevent him from telling about the Wheeler murder. Connolly files a report with the FBI saying rival gangsters made the hit. - July 1982: Flemmi and Bulger order Martorano to kill John Callahan, the former president of World Jai Alai, to prevent him from telling investigators about the Jai Alai scheme. - January 1995: Bulger disappears on the eve of his indictment on racketeering charges. - 1997: The FBI, under court order, acknowledges that Bulger and Flemmi were "top echelon" informants as a federal probe into the agency's corrupt ties to its mob informants begins. - May 2002: Connolly is convicted of racketeering for warning Bulger, Salemme and Flemmi that they were about to be indicted in January 1995. - June 2003: William Bulger testifies before a congressional committee investigating the FBI's ties to mobster informants such as his brother. After receiving immunity, he acknowledged receiving a call from Whitey shortly after he fled, but said he has not heard from him since and has no idea where he is. - August 2003: William Bulger resigns as president of the University of Massachusetts system amid growing pressure. - 2005: Federal and state law enforcement officials investigate leads and Bulger look-alikes in at least 19 countries. - 2006: Authorities release 26-year-old surveillance video of Bulger in the hope that someone will recognize his mannerisms. - 2007: FBI releases video of a couple that resembles Bulger and his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Grieg, in Italy. - 2008: Connolly is convicted of second-degree murder in the hit on Martorano, as prosecutors argue the information he provide the mobsters was critical to the hit. - 2010: FBI appeals to plastic surgeons in the effort to locate Bulger and Grieg. - June 20, 2011: FBI announces an effort to target Grieg in the hopes of reaching Bulger. - June 22, 2011: Bulger arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., with Grieg.
WHITEY BULGER ARRESTED / BULGER PLANE ARRIVES IN BOSTON
COVER FTG OF THE ARREST OF MOBB BOSS JAMES JOSEPH "WHITEY" BULGER JR / B-ROLL FORM PATHFIRE OF BULGER'S PLANE ARRIVING IN BOSTON / COURT ARRIVALS / SPLIT PKGS / MOS INTV / COURT SKETCHES History of `Whitey' Bulger, 16 years on the lam Eds: With BC-US--Whitey Bulger Arrested. By The Associated Press - Sept. 3, 1929: James Bulger is born to Irish immigrant parents living in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. He is the second of six children. His shock of platinum blonde hair earns him the nickname "Whitey." - 1956: Whitey Bulger is sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery. After he's suspected of plotting an escape from one prison, he's transferred to Alcatraz to serve part of his term. - 1960: Bulger's younger brother, William, is elected to the state House of Representatives. John Connolly, a childhood friend from South Boston, works on the campaign. - 1965: Whitey Bulger is released from prison and comes home to "Southie." He becomes a top lieutenant to Somerville mobster Howie Winter, head of the Winter Hill Gang. - Mid-1960s: Gangster Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi develops a relationship with Boston FBI agent H. Paul Rico. Flemmi, using the code name "Jack from South Boston" informs on members of the Providence, R.I.-based New England Mafia. - 1969: Flemmi is indicted for the murder of a mobster, and with childhood friend "Cadillac" Frank Salemme, for a car bombing. Rico tips off Flemmi that the indictments are coming, and the two flee Boston. Flemmi spends the next 4½ years on the lam. - 1970: William Bulger is elected to the state Senate. - 1972: John Connolly, now an FBI agent, recognizes Salemme on the street in New York City and arrests him. Salemme is later sentenced to 15 years in prison. The arrest earns Connolly a transfer back to his hometown of Boston. - 1974: Flemmi returns to Boston after criminal charges are dropped when several key witnesses recant. He hooks up with Winter, who counts Whitey Bulger among his key allies. - June 1975: Edward Connors is killed by Flemmi to prevent him from telling authorities about an earlier murder by the Winter Hill Gang. - September 1975: Acting partly on Flemmi's recommendation, Bulger cuts a deal with Connolly to provide information on the Italian Mafia in exchange for protection from the FBI. - 1977: Veteran agent John Morris is appointed to oversee Connolly and his underworld informants. - 1978: William Bulger becomes president of the state Senate and goes on to serve in the post longer than anyone in its history. - 1979: After a former business associate implicates Whitey Bulger and Flemmi in a horse race-fixing scheme, FBI agents Connolly and Morris persuade federal prosecutors to leave the two out of the indictment. Twenty-one people are charged, including Howie Winter, whose conviction paves the way for Bulger and Flemmi to assume control of the Winter Hill Gang. - November 1980: Bulger and Flemmi help the FBI plant a surveillance bug in the North End headquarters of Boston Mafia boss Gennaro Angiulo. - May 1981: Roger Wheeler, the owner of World Jai Alai, a gambling enterprise from which Bulger and Flemmi have been skimming money, is shot between the eyes in the parking lot of his country club in Tulsa, Okla. The killer is Winter Hill Gang hitman John Martorano. - Spring 1982: Bulger and Flemmi gun down a former henchman in broad daylight on a South Boston street to prevent him from telling about the Wheeler murder. Connolly files a report with the FBI saying rival gangsters made the hit. - July 1982: Flemmi and Bulger order Martorano to kill John Callahan, the former president of World Jai Alai, to prevent him from telling investigators about the Jai Alai scheme. - January 1995: Bulger disappears on the eve of his indictment on racketeering charges. - 1997: The FBI, under court order, acknowledges that Bulger and Flemmi were "top echelon" informants as a federal probe into the agency's corrupt ties to its mob informants begins. - May 2002: Connolly is convicted of racketeering for warning Bulger, Salemme and Flemmi that they were about to be indicted in January 1995. - June 2003: William Bulger testifies before a congressional committee investigating the FBI's ties to mobster informants such as his brother. After receiving immunity, he acknowledged receiving a call from Whitey shortly after he fled, but said he has not heard from him since and has no idea where he is. - August 2003: William Bulger resigns as president of the University of Massachusetts system amid growing pressure. - 2005: Federal and state law enforcement officials investigate leads and Bulger look-alikes in at least 19 countries. - 2006: Authorities release 26-year-old surveillance video of Bulger in the hope that someone will recognize his mannerisms. - 2007: FBI releases video of a couple that resembles Bulger and his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Grieg, in Italy. - 2008: Connolly is convicted of second-degree murder in the hit on Martorano, as prosecutors argue the information he provide the mobsters was critical to the hit. - 2010: FBI appeals to plastic surgeons in the effort to locate Bulger and Grieg. - June 20, 2011: FBI announces an effort to target Grieg in the hopes of reaching Bulger. - June 22, 2011: Bulger arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., with Grieg.
WHITEY BULGER ARRESTED / B-ROLL OF APARTMENT BUILDING, INTVS W/ RESIDENTS
COVER FTG OF THE ARREST OF MOBB BOSS JAMES JOSEPH "WHITEY" BULGER JR / B-ROLL OF APARTMENT BUILDING EXT, MAILBOXES, INTVS W/ RESIDENTS / ROSENZWEIG FEIN MAILBOX History of `Whitey' Bulger, 16 years on the lam Eds: With BC-US--Whitey Bulger Arrested. By The Associated Press - Sept. 3, 1929: James Bulger is born to Irish immigrant parents living in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. He is the second of six children. His shock of platinum blonde hair earns him the nickname "Whitey." - 1956: Whitey Bulger is sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery. After he's suspected of plotting an escape from one prison, he's transferred to Alcatraz to serve part of his term. - 1960: Bulger's younger brother, William, is elected to the state House of Representatives. John Connolly, a childhood friend from South Boston, works on the campaign. - 1965: Whitey Bulger is released from prison and comes home to "Southie." He becomes a top lieutenant to Somerville mobster Howie Winter, head of the Winter Hill Gang. - Mid-1960s: Gangster Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi develops a relationship with Boston FBI agent H. Paul Rico. Flemmi, using the code name "Jack from South Boston" informs on members of the Providence, R.I.-based New England Mafia. - 1969: Flemmi is indicted for the murder of a mobster, and with childhood friend "Cadillac" Frank Salemme, for a car bombing. Rico tips off Flemmi that the indictments are coming, and the two flee Boston. Flemmi spends the next 4½ years on the lam. - 1970: William Bulger is elected to the state Senate. - 1972: John Connolly, now an FBI agent, recognizes Salemme on the street in New York City and arrests him. Salemme is later sentenced to 15 years in prison. The arrest earns Connolly a transfer back to his hometown of Boston. - 1974: Flemmi returns to Boston after criminal charges are dropped when several key witnesses recant. He hooks up with Winter, who counts Whitey Bulger among his key allies. - June 1975: Edward Connors is killed by Flemmi to prevent him from telling authorities about an earlier murder by the Winter Hill Gang. - September 1975: Acting partly on Flemmi's recommendation, Bulger cuts a deal with Connolly to provide information on the Italian Mafia in exchange for protection from the FBI. - 1977: Veteran agent John Morris is appointed to oversee Connolly and his underworld informants. - 1978: William Bulger becomes president of the state Senate and goes on to serve in the post longer than anyone in its history. - 1979: After a former business associate implicates Whitey Bulger and Flemmi in a horse race-fixing scheme, FBI agents Connolly and Morris persuade federal prosecutors to leave the two out of the indictment. Twenty-one people are charged, including Howie Winter, whose conviction paves the way for Bulger and Flemmi to assume control of the Winter Hill Gang. - November 1980: Bulger and Flemmi help the FBI plant a surveillance bug in the North End headquarters of Boston Mafia boss Gennaro Angiulo. - May 1981: Roger Wheeler, the owner of World Jai Alai, a gambling enterprise from which Bulger and Flemmi have been skimming money, is shot between the eyes in the parking lot of his country club in Tulsa, Okla. The killer is Winter Hill Gang hitman John Martorano. - Spring 1982: Bulger and Flemmi gun down a former henchman in broad daylight on a South Boston street to prevent him from telling about the Wheeler murder. Connolly files a report with the FBI saying rival gangsters made the hit. - July 1982: Flemmi and Bulger order Martorano to kill John Callahan, the former president of World Jai Alai, to prevent him from telling investigators about the Jai Alai scheme. - January 1995: Bulger disappears on the eve of his indictment on racketeering charges. - 1997: The FBI, under court order, acknowledges that Bulger and Flemmi were "top echelon" informants as a federal probe into the agency's corrupt ties to its mob informants begins. - May 2002: Connolly is convicted of racketeering for warning Bulger, Salemme and Flemmi that they were about to be indicted in January 1995. - June 2003: William Bulger testifies before a congressional committee investigating the FBI's ties to mobster informants such as his brother. After receiving immunity, he acknowledged receiving a call from Whitey shortly after he fled, but said he has not heard from him since and has no idea where he is. - August 2003: William Bulger resigns as president of the University of Massachusetts system amid growing pressure. - 2005: Federal and state law enforcement officials investigate leads and Bulger look-alikes in at least 19 countries. - 2006: Authorities release 26-year-old surveillance video of Bulger in the hope that someone will recognize his mannerisms. - 2007: FBI releases video of a couple that resembles Bulger and his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Grieg, in Italy. - 2008: Connolly is convicted of second-degree murder in the hit on Martorano, as prosecutors argue the information he provide the mobsters was critical to the hit. - 2010: FBI appeals to plastic surgeons in the effort to locate Bulger and Grieg. - June 20, 2011: FBI announces an effort to target Grieg in the hopes of reaching Bulger. - June 22, 2011: Bulger arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., with Grieg.
WHITEY BULGER ARRESTED / PKG AND MUGSHOT FROM FILE
COVER FTG OF THE ARREST OF MOBB BOSS JAMES JOSEPH "WHITEY" BULGER JR / KABC PKG ON WHITEY History of `Whitey' Bulger, 16 years on the lam Eds: With BC-US--Whitey Bulger Arrested. By The Associated Press - Sept. 3, 1929: James Bulger is born to Irish immigrant parents living in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. He is the second of six children. His shock of platinum blonde hair earns him the nickname "Whitey." - 1956: Whitey Bulger is sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery. After he's suspected of plotting an escape from one prison, he's transferred to Alcatraz to serve part of his term. - 1960: Bulger's younger brother, William, is elected to the state House of Representatives. John Connolly, a childhood friend from South Boston, works on the campaign. - 1965: Whitey Bulger is released from prison and comes home to "Southie." He becomes a top lieutenant to Somerville mobster Howie Winter, head of the Winter Hill Gang. - Mid-1960s: Gangster Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi develops a relationship with Boston FBI agent H. Paul Rico. Flemmi, using the code name "Jack from South Boston" informs on members of the Providence, R.I.-based New England Mafia. - 1969: Flemmi is indicted for the murder of a mobster, and with childhood friend "Cadillac" Frank Salemme, for a car bombing. Rico tips off Flemmi that the indictments are coming, and the two flee Boston. Flemmi spends the next 4½ years on the lam. - 1970: William Bulger is elected to the state Senate. - 1972: John Connolly, now an FBI agent, recognizes Salemme on the street in New York City and arrests him. Salemme is later sentenced to 15 years in prison. The arrest earns Connolly a transfer back to his hometown of Boston. - 1974: Flemmi returns to Boston after criminal charges are dropped when several key witnesses recant. He hooks up with Winter, who counts Whitey Bulger among his key allies. - June 1975: Edward Connors is killed by Flemmi to prevent him from telling authorities about an earlier murder by the Winter Hill Gang. - September 1975: Acting partly on Flemmi's recommendation, Bulger cuts a deal with Connolly to provide information on the Italian Mafia in exchange for protection from the FBI. - 1977: Veteran agent John Morris is appointed to oversee Connolly and his underworld informants. - 1978: William Bulger becomes president of the state Senate and goes on to serve in the post longer than anyone in its history. - 1979: After a former business associate implicates Whitey Bulger and Flemmi in a horse race-fixing scheme, FBI agents Connolly and Morris persuade federal prosecutors to leave the two out of the indictment. Twenty-one people are charged, including Howie Winter, whose conviction paves the way for Bulger and Flemmi to assume control of the Winter Hill Gang. - November 1980: Bulger and Flemmi help the FBI plant a surveillance bug in the North End headquarters of Boston Mafia boss Gennaro Angiulo. - May 1981: Roger Wheeler, the owner of World Jai Alai, a gambling enterprise from which Bulger and Flemmi have been skimming money, is shot between the eyes in the parking lot of his country club in Tulsa, Okla. The killer is Winter Hill Gang hitman John Martorano. - Spring 1982: Bulger and Flemmi gun down a former henchman in broad daylight on a South Boston street to prevent him from telling about the Wheeler murder. Connolly files a report with the FBI saying rival gangsters made the hit. - July 1982: Flemmi and Bulger order Martorano to kill John Callahan, the former president of World Jai Alai, to prevent him from telling investigators about the Jai Alai scheme. - January 1995: Bulger disappears on the eve of his indictment on racketeering charges. - 1997: The FBI, under court order, acknowledges that Bulger and Flemmi were "top echelon" informants as a federal probe into the agency's corrupt ties to its mob informants begins. - May 2002: Connolly is convicted of racketeering for warning Bulger, Salemme and Flemmi that they were about to be indicted in January 1995. - June 2003: William Bulger testifies before a congressional committee investigating the FBI's ties to mobster informants such as his brother. After receiving immunity, he acknowledged receiving a call from Whitey shortly after he fled, but said he has not heard from him since and has no idea where he is. - August 2003: William Bulger resigns as president of the University of Massachusetts system amid growing pressure. - 2005: Federal and state law enforcement officials investigate leads and Bulger look-alikes in at least 19 countries. - 2006: Authorities release 26-year-old surveillance video of Bulger in the hope that someone will recognize his mannerisms. - 2007: FBI releases video of a couple that resembles Bulger and his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Grieg, in Italy. - 2008: Connolly is convicted of second-degree murder in the hit on Martorano, as prosecutors argue the information he provide the mobsters was critical to the hit. - 2010: FBI appeals to plastic surgeons in the effort to locate Bulger and Grieg. - June 20, 2011: FBI announces an effort to target Grieg in the hopes of reaching Bulger. - June 22, 2011: Bulger arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., with Grieg.
WHITEY BULGER ARRESTED / WCVB SPLIT PKG
COVER FTG OF THE ARREST OF MOBB BOSS JAMES JOSEPH "WHITEY" BULGER JR / WCVB SPLIT PKG History of `Whitey' Bulger, 16 years on the lam Eds: With BC-US--Whitey Bulger Arrested. By The Associated Press - Sept. 3, 1929: James Bulger is born to Irish immigrant parents living in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. He is the second of six children. His shock of platinum blonde hair earns him the nickname "Whitey." - 1956: Whitey Bulger is sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery. After he's suspected of plotting an escape from one prison, he's transferred to Alcatraz to serve part of his term. - 1960: Bulger's younger brother, William, is elected to the state House of Representatives. John Connolly, a childhood friend from South Boston, works on the campaign. - 1965: Whitey Bulger is released from prison and comes home to "Southie." He becomes a top lieutenant to Somerville mobster Howie Winter, head of the Winter Hill Gang. - Mid-1960s: Gangster Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi develops a relationship with Boston FBI agent H. Paul Rico. Flemmi, using the code name "Jack from South Boston" informs on members of the Providence, R.I.-based New England Mafia. - 1969: Flemmi is indicted for the murder of a mobster, and with childhood friend "Cadillac" Frank Salemme, for a car bombing. Rico tips off Flemmi that the indictments are coming, and the two flee Boston. Flemmi spends the next 4½ years on the lam. - 1970: William Bulger is elected to the state Senate. - 1972: John Connolly, now an FBI agent, recognizes Salemme on the street in New York City and arrests him. Salemme is later sentenced to 15 years in prison. The arrest earns Connolly a transfer back to his hometown of Boston. - 1974: Flemmi returns to Boston after criminal charges are dropped when several key witnesses recant. He hooks up with Winter, who counts Whitey Bulger among his key allies. - June 1975: Edward Connors is killed by Flemmi to prevent him from telling authorities about an earlier murder by the Winter Hill Gang. - September 1975: Acting partly on Flemmi's recommendation, Bulger cuts a deal with Connolly to provide information on the Italian Mafia in exchange for protection from the FBI. - 1977: Veteran agent John Morris is appointed to oversee Connolly and his underworld informants. - 1978: William Bulger becomes president of the state Senate and goes on to serve in the post longer than anyone in its history. - 1979: After a former business associate implicates Whitey Bulger and Flemmi in a horse race-fixing scheme, FBI agents Connolly and Morris persuade federal prosecutors to leave the two out of the indictment. Twenty-one people are charged, including Howie Winter, whose conviction paves the way for Bulger and Flemmi to assume control of the Winter Hill Gang. - November 1980: Bulger and Flemmi help the FBI plant a surveillance bug in the North End headquarters of Boston Mafia boss Gennaro Angiulo. - May 1981: Roger Wheeler, the owner of World Jai Alai, a gambling enterprise from which Bulger and Flemmi have been skimming money, is shot between the eyes in the parking lot of his country club in Tulsa, Okla. The killer is Winter Hill Gang hitman John Martorano. - Spring 1982: Bulger and Flemmi gun down a former henchman in broad daylight on a South Boston street to prevent him from telling about the Wheeler murder. Connolly files a report with the FBI saying rival gangsters made the hit. - July 1982: Flemmi and Bulger order Martorano to kill John Callahan, the former president of World Jai Alai, to prevent him from telling investigators about the Jai Alai scheme. - January 1995: Bulger disappears on the eve of his indictment on racketeering charges. - 1997: The FBI, under court order, acknowledges that Bulger and Flemmi were "top echelon" informants as a federal probe into the agency's corrupt ties to its mob informants begins. - May 2002: Connolly is convicted of racketeering for warning Bulger, Salemme and Flemmi that they were about to be indicted in January 1995. - June 2003: William Bulger testifies before a congressional committee investigating the FBI's ties to mobster informants such as his brother. After receiving immunity, he acknowledged receiving a call from Whitey shortly after he fled, but said he has not heard from him since and has no idea where he is. - August 2003: William Bulger resigns as president of the University of Massachusetts system amid growing pressure. - 2005: Federal and state law enforcement officials investigate leads and Bulger look-alikes in at least 19 countries. - 2006: Authorities release 26-year-old surveillance video of Bulger in the hope that someone will recognize his mannerisms. - 2007: FBI releases video of a couple that resembles Bulger and his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Grieg, in Italy. - 2008: Connolly is convicted of second-degree murder in the hit on Martorano, as prosecutors argue the information he provide the mobsters was critical to the hit. - 2010: FBI appeals to plastic surgeons in the effort to locate Bulger and Grieg. - June 20, 2011: FBI announces an effort to target Grieg in the hopes of reaching Bulger. - June 22, 2011: Bulger arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., with Grieg.
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Thereafter, resume consideration of S. 1082 , the FDA Authorization bill. 16:00:12.2 this it indicated the presence of nitrogen. they would sprinkle the melamine and make more money off the shipment. if this was the end of the story you would say that is a nice move. 16:00:23.4 they made a bigger profit off the shipment. it wasn't the end of the story. it turns out that wheat gluten when used for pet foods is toxic. over 4,000 animals died across america because of melamine and possibly other contaminants we're still investing.p and so we went to find out how 16:00:44.3 it got into the shipment and the chinese were not cooperating. they've started to. i'm glad they have. they've agreed to visas for inspectors. but this pet food crisis was a warning sign and signal to america that this dramatic increase in food products leaves 16:01:01.6 us vulnerable. today it was your cat or your dog. tomorrow it could be someone in your family that you love. and so we address part of this in this bill. secondly, it's an indication that the food and drug administration doesn't have the authority or the resources to do their job as well as they 16:01:17.9 should. this is a great agency. they have an awesome responsibility. we heap more and more responsibility on them each year. we provide them very little by way of additional resources, and they are being stretched to the absolute limit. and of course, this pet food 16:01:31.4 crisis is an early warning that 16:01:34.1 the whole food safety system has to be investigated, honestly looked at. so this is a start. it's an effort to try to make a difference. i want to thank senator kohl from wisconsin, senator bennett from utah. 16:01:47.0 when the pet food crisis came out, they called a timely hearing after our easter recess, and we started working on this bill just at that moment. and thanks to them for realizing the importance of this issue. i also want to thank those who helped us draft this legislation, center for science 16:02:05.1 and public interest, the humane society, which has been terrific from start to finish on this the american veterinary medical association, and the coalition for a stronger f.d.a. and special thanks, while i'm giving out bouquets here to my staffer, david lazarus. 16:02:22.1 this young staffer has really put his heart and soul in this effort. it's his first major legislative undertaking and i want to commend him for the fine job he's done. let me say very briefly what this amendment will do. first, it deals with pet food, because we've just come off a pet food crisis, but it doesn't 16:02:37.5 stop there. because this contamination didn't stop with pet food. sure, we found it in the cans of dog food and cat food, but guess what? it ended up in livestock feed. it ended up moving into the feed lots for hogs, turning into pork 16:02:53.3 products we buy in the store, it ended up being in poultry plants in chickens. we're naive to believe any problem in the pet food industry can't possibly make it to the human food side of the equation. it can. god forbid that it ever does. 16:03:07.7 we hope that we've stopped it in this instance, but it's pure luck if we were able to save ourselves from that calamity this time. we don't want it to happen again. so there are provisions in this amendment that go directly to the pet food issue, provisions which require the f.d.a. to update their labeling standards 16:03:22.2 for pet food, including nutritional and ingredient information, working closely with the american association of feed control so that the representations on the labels of this cans of pet food are honest representations about what is good for your animal and what is safe. 16:03:37.9 also, that the secretary of health and human services establish an enhanced system capable of detecting food contamination and outbreaks of pet illness and death. this amendment also requires the f.d.a. to develop an efficient, effective communication plan to 16:03:55.2 coordinate with veterinarians and consumers, owners across america so that we can find out if we're dealing with a need for a recall. recall data can be consolidated and printed in a researchable 16:04:11.1 format. you know, they were recalling pet foods so quickly if you went to the f.d.a. web site you'd have to plow through all the corporate releases to find out exactly what was a dangerous product. i mentioned this to the f.d.a., they changed their web site, they now put it into law that 16:04:27.5 now we're consumer-friendly and make sure we have up-to-date information consumers can understand. now we work with the secretaries as well as the states on activities and programs to improve the safety of raw, agricultural commodities. now we go beyond just pet food into all edible products, 16:04:43.8 agricultural products. and what we attempt to do is to have the secretary share resources with the states to improve state food programs and help states establish standards for inspection. 50 states, 50 standards, 16:04:58.1 unacceptable. there should be one scientific matrix that we follow so we know whether the product comes from oregon or krill or did -- oregon, or illinois, or new hampshire, that it's safe. 16:05:12.6 we also establish a standard that i think is historic. it applies to pet and human food as well. it's an adulterated food registry to collect information on cases of potentially dangerous food adulteration and suspected adulteration and improve the speed by which 16:05:29.2 consumers learn of it. we want an early warning system. and in this age of computers and the internet we can achieve it i think this is critically important. in this case, there was a canadian company that made dog food called menu. menu discovered in the middle of february that the cats and dogs 16:05:44.6 were turning up their noses at their product. and then they found that those that were eating their product started to show signs of illness, and then some of the animals died. do you know how long it took them to report this to the food and drug administration? three weeks. three weeks, while their product 16:06:02.3 spread across canada and north america, on the shelves of stores and unsuspecting customers were buying them, and they weren't reporting it. our law now requires that reporting to two days. and if they fail to report, they face civil penalties, which i 16:06:17.3 hope will be imposed in a timely basis so that we let all companies know that that kind of delay is intolerable. we also do something here that's important. if we find evidence of adulterated food, we report it 16:06:32.4 as well to homeland security. why? well, governor tommy thompson told us why. when he left us as secretary of health and human services under this administration, he said, you know, i find it unimaginable that someone hasn't tried to use our food supply, the terrorists 16:06:48.9 haven't turned to our food supply to cause injury and death. he understood, as i do, and everyone should at this moment, it's a vulnerability for america we need to avoid. so this food rental industry will move -- food registry will move us into a notification case 16:07:03.0 so the department of homeland security can at least have notice if there's a problem. we also require better access to business records for the investigation to get to the bottom of it, where did it come from, how is it used, how can we contain the need. we talk about a sense of the senate in this resolution that 16:07:19.2 points in another direction, maybe going beyond this current crisis into looking at an overhaul of our whole food safety system and require the secretary of health and human services to report annually to congress with information about their inspections and 16:07:35.8 enforcement. madam president, i'm going to yield the floor at this point and thank again senators kennedy and enzi for their help on this important legislation. i want to tell you there were things i wanted to add to this bill but in the interest of avoiding political conflict, in 16:07:50.0 the interest of slowing down this important legislation, and in the interest of making sure we did achieve something today, i'm saving those arguments for another day. one of them is the issue of mandatory recall, which i think our government should have the power to do, currently does not. our government and its agencies, 16:08:08.3 it does not have the power to recall contaminated food from the shelves. i think that law ought to change. it's not included in this amendment. we'll save that debate for another day. again, my thanks to my colleagues. and at this point, madam president, i send an amendment to the desk. 16:08:23.7 the presiding officer: is there objection? mr. durbin: i ask consent first to set aside the pending amendment for the reasons of report -- the presiding officer: without objection. 16:08:38.6 the clerk will report. the clerk: the senator from north dakota, mr. durbin, proposes an amendment 122. mr. durbin: i ask unanimous consent the amendment be considered read. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. durbin: i ask consent for the yeas and nays. 16:08:54.8 the presiding officer: the yeas and nays are requested. mr. durbin: before i leave the floor, i'll leave it to senator kennedy and senator enzi for the timing of this roll call. but i'm willing after they've had a chance. i yield the floor. mr. enzi: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from wyoming. mr. enzi: i want to thank the 16:09:11.5 senator from illinois, senator durbin, for his tremendous work and creativity and willingness to make revisions to his amendment so we could clear up outstanding concerns that people 16:09:28.7 might have had with it. and i think we're at the point where that's the case. and i'd like to make a few comments on it myself. food safety is an issue that affects us all. it's not a partisan issue. we all want the safest food supply possible. 16:09:44.4 it is, instead, our shared goal, a goal that requires cooperation and teamwork through a complicated process. and we've had that. for many of us, the safety and reliability of our food system is something we all too often take for granted. day by day, we consume our favorite beverages and enjoy a 16:10:00.8 quick snack or sit down at a meal at a local restaurant. we rely on a system are checks -- system of checks and balances that takes place behind the scenes that we're often unaware of until something goes wrong. and then and only then do we realize how dependent we are on 16:10:16.0 the food safety system that's supported by the tiferts carried out by -- the activities carried out by the federal, state, and local agencies as well as by the food industry itself. together, they inspect, test, research, and monitor our food supply from the farm or ranch 16:10:31.8 where it's produced to the family dinner table where it's consumed. the type and amount of oversight that they exercise depends on the food product and the degree of regulatory scrutiny they demand is commensurate with the degree of risk. in addition to these 16:10:50.0 long-standing authorities and the activities in food safety, the public health, security, and bioterrorism preparedness act of two required the food and drug administration to register food processers, inspect their records, and detain adulterated 16:11:05.0 food. it also requires the food and drug administration to issue regulations to ensure the safety of imported foods. food safety has been making news lately from e. coli to fresh spinach to salmonella and peanut butter to melamine-contaminated 16:11:24.6 pet food, we hear a constant drumbeat of food safety problems. the united states has one of the best food safety systems in the 16:11:31.4 world, but even in the best of systems, there's room for improvement. those improvements can take many forms. for example, we can address how food becomes contaminated in the first place and we can make advances in the processing and handling the food. 16:11:46.6 our surveillance, testing, and reporting systems represent areas we should evaluate as well as internal and external communications, interagency cooperation, and coordination between federal and state officials is critical in identifying, tracking, and 16:12:03.4 responding to outbreaks of food borne illness. the amendment offered by my colleague, senator durbin, contains several important elements in that response, but it is the beginning, not the end of the process of food safety. this amendment does a number of important thing. 16:12:18.3 it establishes standards for pet food and sets up early warning systems for any problems with pet food. the amendment improves communication systems about all food recalls and it coordinates state and federal activities on fresh and processed produce. finally, the amendment creates a 16:12:36.4 database of instances of adulterated food so that the f.d.a. can better track patterns of problems and target its limited resources where they're most needed. i'm pleased we're able to work across party lines to develop an amendment today that we can all 16:12:52.2 support, but i'm a cosponsor of this amendment or i ask unanimous consent to be cosponsor along with senator allard. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. enzi: however, there is much more work to be done. this amendment is a good first step on the road to comprehensive response to food safety. 16:13:08.3 in march, 2005, senator kennedy and i announced that we were working to develop a comprehensive response on another f.d.a. issue, which is drug safety. the bill that's on the floor this week is a direct result of that announcement and that pledge to work together. 16:13:26.0 so when i pledge today to work to develop a comprehensive response on food safety, you can have some sense that i do mean that. and i want my colleagues to work quickly and diligently to get this amendment to the point where we can accept it. i know that we have that 16:13:41.4 scheduled for a vote at the moment, too. i would yield the floor. mr. kennedy: madam president? 16:14:02.6 the presiding officer: the senator from massachusetts. mr. kennedy: madam president, i want to join with senator enzi and thank our friend and colleague, senator durbin, for his strong leadership on this issue. this is an issue of enormous importance to families across 16:14:18.5 the country. and i think as senator enzi just mentioned, we had, over a year ago, made a strong commitment to the senate, we were going to work on this drug safety, and we've come here in a bipartisan 16:14:34.0 way to, i think, put forward a very strong bill that will ensure greater safety for american families in the areas of prescription drugs and i think we are here to say that we'll join with our friend and colleague from illinois to build 16:14:50.7 on what is, i think, enormously important amendment and the commitment to ensuring that we're going to have the food safety and as well as the pet safety in this country. 16:15:05.8 i think that this amendment, as has been outlined by senator durbin and senator enzi, reaches the heart of the challenges that we face. one is on the issues of surveillance.p i think we all understand surveillance is an essential 16:15:21.1 aspect in thames of whatever we're -- in terms of whatever we're concerned about, whether it is food safety, whether it is prescription drugs, whether it is in the area of avian flu, bioterrorism, whatever the challenges that are out there, surveillance is the first thing that needs to be done, and we 16:15:39.6 know that today the system is grossly inadequate. secondly, we know the information about food and food safety is scattered into a number of agencies and scattered through a number of different 16:15:55.0 kinds of delivery systems, that the coordination between the federal and state is loosened. in awful these areas, this amendment -- in all of these areas, this amendment addresses these issues and questions and does it in a very effective way to bring common sense and put 16:16:14.2 real teeth into the safety provisions. the pet food standards that are in this legislation are strong and effective. it will be very much appreciated by all americans concerned about this issue. the standards are extremely 16:16:30.9 weight and variable at the present time cht and the vorght not good today, and -- and the reporting is not good today, and this particular amendment is particularly responsive to that kind of chavment and finally, mr. president, it -- madam 16:16:45.2 president, this addresses the central concern that all of us have read about and are concerned about and that the senator has spoken to and that is the issue of importation. and when you add up all of those kinds of elements and others, we find that this is a very solid 16:17:03.6 and meaningful amendment, and i think it strengthens the legislation immensely, and we have every purpose to, as we move on forward to find ways that we can provide even greater 16:17:20.8 protection, safety to the food supply for american feasms so i commend the senator from illinois, and i think we will be ready to have a vote on this at the earliest time. 16:17:41.3 mr. durbin: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator illinois. mr. durbin: i would like to ask unanimous consent that senators kohl, can't bell, shiewrjs and biden be add as cosponsors. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. durbin: thank you. i ask unanimous consent that the senate proceed to vote in relation to the durbin 16:17:54.2 amendment, number 1022 that no amendments be in order to the durbin amendment part of the vote, that the time until this aen this be equally divided and controlled between senators kennedy and enzi, and that the vote be scheduled for 4:30. the presiding officer: is 16:18:11.3 there objection? without objection. mr. durbin: madam president, i yield the floor. mr. kennedy: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from massachusetts. mr. kennedy: we expect the vote at 4:30 now, for all of our colleagues. after that we're going to have the -- i think the conversation 16:18:29.7 with those that have been primarily interested and concerned about the whole issue on biologics, and to give the assurance that we're going to have -- address that issue in a timely way that'll be a part of 16:18:44.1 all of this legislation ultimately. and we also will be able to report on progress that we've made on several other amendments. there are a few items that we're going to -- that will necessitate our ateption through 16:18:58.4 the evening. we had a very good debate earlier today on the children's provisions and an important vote on that, a very good discussion. and we're -- this addition here this afternoon is enormously 16:19:15.5 important, and i think the time was taken to work through this legislation has meant that it's even stronger and better than i think it otherwise might have been. so i'm very grateful to all of our colleagues who are working 16:19:30.4 with us on both sides of the aisle and particularly their staffs. we are moving forward. we're going to be busy this evening in trying to work through some of the items, and we will have the cloture votes tomorrow and a follow-on amendments. 16:19:49.4 but there is a glimmer in sight about reaching conclusion to this legislation. again, we're very, very, appreciative of all that have helped us to this point. madam president, i suggest the 16:20:04.8 absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: mr. durbin: madam president, i 16:20:48.1 ask unanimous consent that the quorum call be suspended. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. durbin: and, madam president, we found a taepo in the amendment which -- a typo in the amendment which we want to clear up before the amendment is considered by the senate. so i ask unanimous consent to change the amendment as submitted to the senate, and i 16:21:05.1 will send the change to the desk. the presiding officer: without objection. the amendment is so modified. mr. durbin: and, madam president you i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: 16:29:29.3 mr. durbin: madam president, i 16:29:29.8 ask unanimous consent that the quorum call be suspended. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. durbin: and, madam president, pursuant to the unanimous consent request, i ask that the roll be called on amendment 1022. the presiding officer: under the previous order, the question is on amendment number 1022, offered by the senator from illinois. the yeas naipsd have ordered. the clerk will call the roll. 16:29:46.5 vote 16:45:35.1 vote: 16:53:52.5 the presiding officer: by a 16:53:53.3 vote of 94-0 the amendment is approved. a senator: madam president? 16:54:12.0 the presiding officer: the senator from louisiana mr. vitter: madam president, i ask unanimous consent -- the presiding officer: the senate will be in order. without objection. the senate will be in order. 16:54:28.6 the senator from louisiana. mr. vitter: madam president, i ask unanimous consent that any pending business or amendment be set aside so that i may call up amendment number 983. mr. kennedy: madam president, i can't hear the senator, and 16:54:44.4 he's entitled to be heard and we're entitled to hear him. the presiding officer: please take your conversations out of the well. the senate will be in order. is there objection to setting aside the pending amendment? mr. kennedy: reserving the -- 16:55:06.5 reserving, i suggest the absence of a quorum for a minute. the presiding officer: the senator from louisiana has the floor. the senator from massachusetts -- mr. kennedy: did he ask for a request? 16:55:16.6 then i object. the presiding officer: objection is heard. mr. kennedy: i'd ask a quorum be -- the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: the presiding officer: the 16:56:38.8 senator from massachusetts. mr. kennedy: i ask further proceedings under the quorum be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. the senator from louisiana. mr. vitter: i would renew my unanimous consent that any pending business be set aside and that amendment number 983 be called up. the presiding officer: is 16:56:54.0 there objection? without objection, the amendment is set aside. and the clerk will report. the clerk: the senator from louisiana, mr. vitter, proposes amendment number 983. mr. vitter: madam president, i ask unanimous consent to waive reading of the whole. the presiding officer: without 16:57:10.1 objection. mr. vitter: thank you, madam president. first, in terms of laying the groundwork for this amendment, let me speak very briefly about the broader reimportation debate. i amend my colleagues who have -- i commend my colleagues who 16:57:28.2 have brought this issue to the floor and join them in pushing strongly for reimportation bills to the floor. i have worked with many in this body, republican and democrat, since i was elected on this issue, including the primary authors of the reimportation 16:57:43.8 amendment that we will be voting on later under this bill. and i certainly want to join many, many voices, again, on both sides of the aisle in terms of the need for this sort of important legislation to help stabilize and bring down the 16:58:00.0 price of prescription drugs. my amendment number 983, which i'll now turn to, is very directly related to that. it's not a reimportation amendment per se, but it goes directly at one of the primary 16:58:15.7 issues that opponents of reimportation regularly bring up, which is safety. and my amendment number 983 is about tamper-resistant technology, packaging technology which can go a long way in 16:58:32.9 meeting all of those safety concerns. i think there are many legitimate ways we can meet them. but this is a very effective way, very economical way to help meet any of those concerns. this amendment number 983 would 16:58:48.8 require the incorporation of 16:58:52.8 counterfeit-resistant technologies into the packaging of prescription drugs. not just reimported prescription drugs, but all prescription drugs, because counterfeit prescription drugs is an issue not simply with regard to reimportation. 16:59:06.7 specifically, wholesale prescription drugs would contain rfid radio tagging technology, tamper-resistant packaging and blister security packaging when possible. this language is language directly from my legislation from last congress, the reducing 16:59:24.7 fraudulent and i am medication drugs -- and imitation drugs act. of course the purpose of that bill and this amendment is to address that safety concern which comes up in a number of contexts, but certainly including reimportation. by ensuring that prescription 16:59:38.7 drugs are authentic, this amendment would ensure that the drug supply within the u.s. as well as prescriptions reimported from canada and other industrialized nations are indeed safe. and again, the amendment would require that such technologies 16:59:54.5 be used exclusively to authenticate the pedigree of prescription drugs. it would actually prohibit that such technologies contain or transmit any identifying information of the health care
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SENATE FLOOR DEBATE: The Senate will convene and begin a period of morning business. Thereafter, resume consideration of S. 1082 , the FDA Authorization bill. 16:00:12.2 this it indicated the presence of nitrogen. they would sprinkle the melamine and make more money off the shipment. if this was the end of the story you would say that is a nice move. 16:00:23.4 they made a bigger profit off the shipment. it wasn't the end of the story. it turns out that wheat gluten when used for pet foods is toxic. over 4,000 animals died across america because of melamine and possibly other contaminants we're still investing.p and so we went to find out how 16:00:44.3 it got into the shipment and the chinese were not cooperating. they've started to. i'm glad they have. they've agreed to visas for inspectors. but this pet food crisis was a warning sign and signal to america that this dramatic increase in food products leaves 16:01:01.6 us vulnerable. today it was your cat or your dog. tomorrow it could be someone in your family that you love. and so we address part of this in this bill. secondly, it's an indication that the food and drug administration doesn't have the authority or the resources to do their job as well as they 16:01:17.9 should. this is a great agency. they have an awesome responsibility. we heap more and more responsibility on them each year. we provide them very little by way of additional resources, and they are being stretched to the absolute limit. and of course, this pet food 16:01:31.4 crisis is an early warning that 16:01:34.1 the whole food safety system has to be investigated, honestly looked at. so this is a start. it's an effort to try to make a difference. i want to thank senator kohl from wisconsin, senator bennett from utah. 16:01:47.0 when the pet food crisis came out, they called a timely hearing after our easter recess, and we started working on this bill just at that moment. and thanks to them for realizing the importance of this issue. i also want to thank those who helped us draft this legislation, center for science 16:02:05.1 and public interest, the humane society, which has been terrific from start to finish on this the american veterinary medical association, and the coalition for a stronger f.d.a. and special thanks, while i'm giving out bouquets here to my staffer, david lazarus. 16:02:22.1 this young staffer has really put his heart and soul in this effort. it's his first major legislative undertaking and i want to commend him for the fine job he's done. let me say very briefly what this amendment will do. first, it deals with pet food, because we've just come off a pet food crisis, but it doesn't 16:02:37.5 stop there. because this contamination didn't stop with pet food. sure, we found it in the cans of dog food and cat food, but guess what? it ended up in livestock feed. it ended up moving into the feed lots for hogs, turning into pork 16:02:53.3 products we buy in the store, it ended up being in poultry plants in chickens. we're naive to believe any problem in the pet food industry can't possibly make it to the human food side of the equation. it can. god forbid that it ever does. 16:03:07.7 we hope that we've stopped it in this instance, but it's pure luck if we were able to save ourselves from that calamity this time. we don't want it to happen again. so there are provisions in this amendment that go directly to the pet food issue, provisions which require the f.d.a. to update their labeling standards 16:03:22.2 for pet food, including nutritional and ingredient information, working closely with the american association of feed control so that the representations on the labels of this cans of pet food are honest representations about what is good for your animal and what is safe. 16:03:37.9 also, that the secretary of health and human services establish an enhanced system capable of detecting food contamination and outbreaks of pet illness and death. this amendment also requires the f.d.a. to develop an efficient, effective communication plan to 16:03:55.2 coordinate with veterinarians and consumers, owners across america so that we can find out if we're dealing with a need for a recall. recall data can be consolidated and printed in a researchable 16:04:11.1 format. you know, they were recalling pet foods so quickly if you went to the f.d.a. web site you'd have to plow through all the corporate releases to find out exactly what was a dangerous product. i mentioned this to the f.d.a., they changed their web site, they now put it into law that 16:04:27.5 now we're consumer-friendly and make sure we have up-to-date information consumers can understand. now we work with the secretaries as well as the states on activities and programs to improve the safety of raw, agricultural commodities. now we go beyond just pet food into all edible products, 16:04:43.8 agricultural products. and what we attempt to do is to have the secretary share resources with the states to improve state food programs and help states establish standards for inspection. 50 states, 50 standards, 16:04:58.1 unacceptable. there should be one scientific matrix that we follow so we know whether the product comes from oregon or krill or did -- oregon, or illinois, or new hampshire, that it's safe. 16:05:12.6 we also establish a standard that i think is historic. it applies to pet and human food as well. it's an adulterated food registry to collect information on cases of potentially dangerous food adulteration and suspected adulteration and improve the speed by which 16:05:29.2 consumers learn of it. we want an early warning system. and in this age of computers and the internet we can achieve it i think this is critically important. in this case, there was a canadian company that made dog food called menu. menu discovered in the middle of february that the cats and dogs 16:05:44.6 were turning up their noses at their product. and then they found that those that were eating their product started to show signs of illness, and then some of the animals died. do you know how long it took them to report this to the food and drug administration? three weeks. three weeks, while their product 16:06:02.3 spread across canada and north america, on the shelves of stores and unsuspecting customers were buying them, and they weren't reporting it. our law now requires that reporting to two days. and if they fail to report, they face civil penalties, which i 16:06:17.3 hope will be imposed in a timely basis so that we let all companies know that that kind of delay is intolerable. we also do something here that's important. if we find evidence of adulterated food, we report it 16:06:32.4 as well to homeland security. why? well, governor tommy thompson told us why. when he left us as secretary of health and human services under this administration, he said, you know, i find it unimaginable that someone hasn't tried to use our food supply, the terrorists 16:06:48.9 haven't turned to our food supply to cause injury and death. he understood, as i do, and everyone should at this moment, it's a vulnerability for america we need to avoid. so this food rental industry will move -- food registry will move us into a notification case 16:07:03.0 so the department of homeland security can at least have notice if there's a problem. we also require better access to business records for the investigation to get to the bottom of it, where did it come from, how is it used, how can we contain the need. we talk about a sense of the senate in this resolution that 16:07:19.2 points in another direction, maybe going beyond this current crisis into looking at an overhaul of our whole food safety system and require the secretary of health and human services to report annually to congress with information about their inspections and 16:07:35.8 enforcement. madam president, i'm going to yield the floor at this point and thank again senators kennedy and enzi for their help on this important legislation. i want to tell you there were things i wanted to add to this bill but in the interest of avoiding political conflict, in 16:07:50.0 the interest of slowing down this important legislation, and in the interest of making sure we did achieve something today, i'm saving those arguments for another day. one of them is the issue of mandatory recall, which i think our government should have the power to do, currently does not. our government and its agencies, 16:08:08.3 it does not have the power to recall contaminated food from the shelves. i think that law ought to change. it's not included in this amendment. we'll save that debate for another day. again, my thanks to my colleagues. and at this point, madam president, i send an amendment to the desk. 16:08:23.7 the presiding officer: is there objection? mr. durbin: i ask consent first to set aside the pending amendment for the reasons of report -- the presiding officer: without objection. 16:08:38.6 the clerk will report. the clerk: the senator from north dakota, mr. durbin, proposes an amendment 122. mr. durbin: i ask unanimous consent the amendment be considered read. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. durbin: i ask consent for the yeas and nays. 16:08:54.8 the presiding officer: the yeas and nays are requested. mr. durbin: before i leave the floor, i'll leave it to senator kennedy and senator enzi for the timing of this roll call. but i'm willing after they've had a chance. i yield the floor. mr. enzi: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from wyoming. mr. enzi: i want to thank the 16:09:11.5 senator from illinois, senator durbin, for his tremendous work and creativity and willingness to make revisions to his amendment so we could clear up outstanding concerns that people 16:09:28.7 might have had with it. and i think we're at the point where that's the case. and i'd like to make a few comments on it myself. food safety is an issue that affects us all. it's not a partisan issue. we all want the safest food supply possible. 16:09:44.4 it is, instead, our shared goal, a goal that requires cooperation and teamwork through a complicated process. and we've had that. for many of us, the safety and reliability of our food system is something we all too often take for granted. day by day, we consume our favorite beverages and enjoy a 16:10:00.8 quick snack or sit down at a meal at a local restaurant. we rely on a system are checks -- system of checks and balances that takes place behind the scenes that we're often unaware of until something goes wrong. and then and only then do we realize how dependent we are on 16:10:16.0 the food safety system that's supported by the tiferts carried out by -- the activities carried out by the federal, state, and local agencies as well as by the food industry itself. together, they inspect, test, research, and monitor our food supply from the farm or ranch 16:10:31.8 where it's produced to the family dinner table where it's consumed. the type and amount of oversight that they exercise depends on the food product and the degree of regulatory scrutiny they demand is commensurate with the degree of risk. in addition to these 16:10:50.0 long-standing authorities and the activities in food safety, the public health, security, and bioterrorism preparedness act of two required the food and drug administration to register food processers, inspect their records, and detain adulterated 16:11:05.0 food. it also requires the food and drug administration to issue regulations to ensure the safety of imported foods. food safety has been making news lately from e. coli to fresh spinach to salmonella and peanut butter to melamine-contaminated 16:11:24.6 pet food, we hear a constant drumbeat of food safety problems. the united states has one of the best food safety systems in the 16:11:31.4 world, but even in the best of systems, there's room for improvement. those improvements can take many forms. for example, we can address how food becomes contaminated in the first place and we can make advances in the processing and handling the food. 16:11:46.6 our surveillance, testing, and reporting systems represent areas we should evaluate as well as internal and external communications, interagency cooperation, and coordination between federal and state officials is critical in identifying, tracking, and 16:12:03.4 responding to outbreaks of food borne illness. the amendment offered by my colleague, senator durbin, contains several important elements in that response, but it is the beginning, not the end of the process of food safety. this amendment does a number of important thing. 16:12:18.3 it establishes standards for pet food and sets up early warning systems for any problems with pet food. the amendment improves communication systems about all food recalls and it coordinates state and federal activities on fresh and processed produce. finally, the amendment creates a 16:12:36.4 database of instances of adulterated food so that the f.d.a. can better track patterns of problems and target its limited resources where they're most needed. i'm pleased we're able to work across party lines to develop an amendment today that we can all 16:12:52.2 support, but i'm a cosponsor of this amendment or i ask unanimous consent to be cosponsor along with senator allard. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. enzi: however, there is much more work to be done. this amendment is a good first step on the road to comprehensive response to food safety. 16:13:08.3 in march, 2005, senator kennedy and i announced that we were working to develop a comprehensive response on another f.d.a. issue, which is drug safety. the bill that's on the floor this week is a direct result of that announcement and that pledge to work together. 16:13:26.0 so when i pledge today to work to develop a comprehensive response on food safety, you can have some sense that i do mean that. and i want my colleagues to work quickly and diligently to get this amendment to the point where we can accept it. i know that we have that 16:13:41.4 scheduled for a vote at the moment, too. i would yield the floor. mr. kennedy: madam president? 16:14:02.6 the presiding officer: the senator from massachusetts. mr. kennedy: madam president, i want to join with senator enzi and thank our friend and colleague, senator durbin, for his strong leadership on this issue. this is an issue of enormous importance to families across 16:14:18.5 the country. and i think as senator enzi just mentioned, we had, over a year ago, made a strong commitment to the senate, we were going to work on this drug safety, and we've come here in a bipartisan 16:14:34.0 way to, i think, put forward a very strong bill that will ensure greater safety for american families in the areas of prescription drugs and i think we are here to say that we'll join with our friend and colleague from illinois to build 16:14:50.7 on what is, i think, enormously important amendment and the commitment to ensuring that we're going to have the food safety and as well as the pet safety in this country. 16:15:05.8 i think that this amendment, as has been outlined by senator durbin and senator enzi, reaches the heart of the challenges that we face. one is on the issues of surveillance.p i think we all understand surveillance is an essential 16:15:21.1 aspect in thames of whatever we're -- in terms of whatever we're concerned about, whether it is food safety, whether it is prescription drugs, whether it is in the area of avian flu, bioterrorism, whatever the challenges that are out there, surveillance is the first thing that needs to be done, and we 16:15:39.6 know that today the system is grossly inadequate. secondly, we know the information about food and food safety is scattered into a number of agencies and scattered through a number of different 16:15:55.0 kinds of delivery systems, that the coordination between the federal and state is loosened. in awful these areas, this amendment -- in all of these areas, this amendment addresses these issues and questions and does it in a very effective way to bring common sense and put 16:16:14.2 real teeth into the safety provisions. the pet food standards that are in this legislation are strong and effective. it will be very much appreciated by all americans concerned about this issue. the standards are extremely 16:16:30.9 weight and variable at the present time cht and the vorght not good today, and -- and the reporting is not good today, and this particular amendment is particularly responsive to that kind of chavment and finally, mr. president, it -- madam 16:16:45.2 president, this addresses the central concern that all of us have read about and are concerned about and that the senator has spoken to and that is the issue of importation. and when you add up all of those kinds of elements and others, we find that this is a very solid 16:17:03.6 and meaningful amendment, and i think it strengthens the legislation immensely, and we have every purpose to, as we move on forward to find ways that we can provide even greater 16:17:20.8 protection, safety to the food supply for american feasms so i commend the senator from illinois, and i think we will be ready to have a vote on this at the earliest time. 16:17:41.3 mr. durbin: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator illinois. mr. durbin: i would like to ask unanimous consent that senators kohl, can't bell, shiewrjs and biden be add as cosponsors. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. durbin: thank you. i ask unanimous consent that the senate proceed to vote in relation to the durbin 16:17:54.2 amendment, number 1022 that no amendments be in order to the durbin amendment part of the vote, that the time until this aen this be equally divided and controlled between senators kennedy and enzi, and that the vote be scheduled for 4:30. the presiding officer: is 16:18:11.3 there objection? without objection. mr. durbin: madam president, i yield the floor. mr. kennedy: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from massachusetts. mr. kennedy: we expect the vote at 4:30 now, for all of our colleagues. after that we're going to have the -- i think the conversation 16:18:29.7 with those that have been primarily interested and concerned about the whole issue on biologics, and to give the assurance that we're going to have -- address that issue in a timely way that'll be a part of 16:18:44.1 all of this legislation ultimately. and we also will be able to report on progress that we've made on several other amendments. there are a few items that we're going to -- that will necessitate our ateption through 16:18:58.4 the evening. we had a very good debate earlier today on the children's provisions and an important vote on that, a very good discussion. and we're -- this addition here this afternoon is enormously 16:19:15.5 important, and i think the time was taken to work through this legislation has meant that it's even stronger and better than i think it otherwise might have been. so i'm very grateful to all of our colleagues who are working 16:19:30.4 with us on both sides of the aisle and particularly their staffs. we are moving forward. we're going to be busy this evening in trying to work through some of the items, and we will have the cloture votes tomorrow and a follow-on amendments. 16:19:49.4 but there is a glimmer in sight about reaching conclusion to this legislation. again, we're very, very, appreciative of all that have helped us to this point. madam president, i suggest the 16:20:04.8 absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: mr. durbin: madam president, i 16:20:48.1 ask unanimous consent that the quorum call be suspended. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. durbin: and, madam president, we found a taepo in the amendment which -- a typo in the amendment which we want to clear up before the amendment is considered by the senate. so i ask unanimous consent to change the amendment as submitted to the senate, and i 16:21:05.1 will send the change to the desk. the presiding officer: without objection. the amendment is so modified. mr. durbin: and, madam president you i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: 16:29:29.3 mr. durbin: madam president, i 16:29:29.8 ask unanimous consent that the quorum call be suspended. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. durbin: and, madam president, pursuant to the unanimous consent request, i ask that the roll be called on amendment 1022. the presiding officer: under the previous order, the question is on amendment number 1022, offered by the senator from illinois. the yeas naipsd have ordered. the clerk will call the roll. 16:29:46.5 vote 16:45:35.1 vote: 16:53:52.5 the presiding officer: by a 16:53:53.3 vote of 94-0 the amendment is approved. a senator: madam president? 16:54:12.0 the presiding officer: the senator from louisiana mr. vitter: madam president, i ask unanimous consent -- the presiding officer: the senate will be in order. without objection. the senate will be in order. 16:54:28.6 the senator from louisiana. mr. vitter: madam president, i ask unanimous consent that any pending business or amendment be set aside so that i may call up amendment number 983. mr. kennedy: madam president, i can't hear the senator, and 16:54:44.4 he's entitled to be heard and we're entitled to hear him. the presiding officer: please take your conversations out of the well. the senate will be in order. is there objection to setting aside the pending amendment? mr. kennedy: reserving the -- 16:55:06.5 reserving, i suggest the absence of a quorum for a minute. the presiding officer: the senator from louisiana has the floor. the senator from massachusetts -- mr. kennedy: did he ask for a request? 16:55:16.6 then i object. the presiding officer: objection is heard. mr. kennedy: i'd ask a quorum be -- the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: the presiding officer: the 16:56:38.8 senator from massachusetts. mr. kennedy: i ask further proceedings under the quorum be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. the senator from louisiana. mr. vitter: i would renew my unanimous consent that any pending business be set aside and that amendment number 983 be called up. the presiding officer: is 16:56:54.0 there objection? without objection, the amendment is set aside. and the clerk will report. the clerk: the senator from louisiana, mr. vitter, proposes amendment number 983. mr. vitter: madam president, i ask unanimous consent to waive reading of the whole. the presiding officer: without 16:57:10.1 objection. mr. vitter: thank you, madam president. first, in terms of laying the groundwork for this amendment, let me speak very briefly about the broader reimportation debate. i amend my colleagues who have -- i commend my colleagues who 16:57:28.2 have brought this issue to the floor and join them in pushing strongly for reimportation bills to the floor. i have worked with many in this body, republican and democrat, since i was elected on this issue, including the primary authors of the reimportation 16:57:43.8 amendment that we will be voting on later under this bill. and i certainly want to join many, many voices, again, on both sides of the aisle in terms of the need for this sort of important legislation to help stabilize and bring down the 16:58:00.0 price of prescription drugs. my amendment number 983, which i'll now turn to, is very directly related to that. it's not a reimportation amendment per se, but it goes directly at one of the primary 16:58:15.7 issues that opponents of reimportation regularly bring up, which is safety. and my amendment number 983 is about tamper-resistant technology, packaging technology which can go a long way in 16:58:32.9 meeting all of those safety concerns. i think there are many legitimate ways we can meet them. but this is a very effective way, very economical way to help meet any of those concerns. this amendment number 983 would 16:58:48.8 require the incorporation of 16:58:52.8 counterfeit-resistant technologies into the packaging of prescription drugs. not just reimported prescription drugs, but all prescription drugs, because counterfeit prescription drugs is an issue not simply with regard to reimportation. 16:59:06.7 specifically, wholesale prescription drugs would contain rfid radio tagging technology, tamper-resistant packaging and blister security packaging when possible. this language is language directly from my legislation from last congress, the reducing 16:59:24.7 fraudulent and i am medication drugs -- and imitation drugs act. of course the purpose of that bill and this amendment is to address that safety concern which comes up in a number of contexts, but certainly including reimportation. by ensuring that prescription 16:59:38.7 drugs are authentic, this amendment would ensure that the drug supply within the u.s. as well as prescriptions reimported from canada and other industrialized nations are indeed safe. and again, the amendment would require that such technologies 16:59:54.5 be used exclusively to authenticate the pedigree of prescription drugs. it would actually prohibit that such technologies contain or transmit any identifying information of the health care