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War & Politics; Reading the Results; Marine Massacre?; Equal Education; Steering Starbucks; Super Caffeinated Boss; Hatchet Attack Solved?; Deadly Shame; Dispatches from Somalia; Pimp your Ride; Our Fathers
Aired June 16, 2006 - 23:00 ET
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ED HENRY, CNN WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): There's a bounce to President Bush's step again as he hits the road. This time the swing state of New Mexico, reprising his role as fund raiser in chief for vulnerable Republicans like Congresswoman Heather Wilson.
GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: We will not cut and run. It's important to have people in the United States Congress who understand the stakes of the fight in Iraq and complete the mission and Heather Wilson is such a person.
HENRY: A new CNN poll shows the president's approval rating has inched up five points to 37 percent from a low of 32 percent. Approval of the president's handling of Iraq has risen five points to 39 percent since last month after the president's surprise visit Baghdad to celebrate formation of a new Iraqi government and the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
The president was also buoyed Friday by a House vote to back the mission in Iraq, with Republicans rejecting a timetable for true pullout.
REP. HATHER WILSON (R), NEW MEXICO: It is a choice between resolve and retreat. And for me and my family, I choose resolve.
HENRY: The president returned the favor by raising big money for Wilson. After a fund raiser in Seattle earlier in the day for Freshman Republican Dave Reicher.
But CNN's new polls suggests these visits could do more harm than good. Only 27 percent of registered voters say they would be more likely to support a candidate that the president stumps for. A whopping 47 percent would be less likely to support a Bush candidate, while 20 percent say a Bush visit would make no difference.
PATRICIA MADRID, NEW MEXICO ATTORNEY GENERAL: I'm very happy that the president is here, campaigning for my opponent Heather Wilson because what it demonstrates is that she really does vote with him 88 percent of the time, that she is on his team.
HENRY: New Mexico Attorney General Patricia Madrid, Wilson's Democratic challenger, says Republicans should not be confident about recent good news in Iraq. MADRID: I simply don't think that the situation is going to get better, although there are no simple answers for this no-exit war that we've gotten into.
HENRY (on camera): Protestors greeting the president here in New Mexico are a reminder of just how divisive the war still is here at home.
CNN's new polls shows that 53 percent of Americans want a timetable for bring troops home from Iraq.
Ed Henry, CNN, with the president in Albuquerque.
COOPER: A closer look now at the numbers and the divisions from two members of the best political team on TV. From the left, Former Clinton Aide and Campaign Strategist Paul Begala. From the right, former Republican Congressman J.C. Watts. We spoke earlier tonight.
COOPER: Paul, the president's got a mini bounce since May on how he's handling the war in Iraq. Up about five points since May. Are the Republicans in something of a resurgence here?
PAUL BEGALA, CNN POLITICAL CONTRIBUTOR: No. I'm sorry, I think this is one of the great media con jobs of all times by the White House.
The vast majority of the Americans disapprove of this president they disapprove of this war, they disapprove of this Republican Congress. And we look at it all the way back to May to say it's five points. He's gotten one point since our last CNN poll. One point. And yet, a whole lot of people in the media are saying like it's a big thing. If he had moved two, would we be scraping off a spot of Mount Rushmore for him?
He's in the 30s. No president has been consistently in the 30s since Nixon. And we know what happened to him. I guess Jimmy Carter also was very, very low, in the 30s, for quite a bit. And he got defeated for re-election.
This has all the earmarks of a failed presidency. He'll move around in the 30s or maybe even creep into the 40s. But it's been so long since he's commanded a majority of the American people's support, that I can't even remember when it was.
COOPER: But Paul, he does seem to -- at least the White House seems to be on message more and they have had some good news for them. Karl Rove and certainly of the capture of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
BEGALA: Even when you give the American people good news about their president and the war, they still don't approve of him. And it's because they decided he's a failed presidency. You know, they've did a poll a couple weeks ago, and to put it in historical perspective, by a two to one margin, Americans said that George W. Bush is the worst president in the last 60 years.
COOPER: J.C., what about that, support for the war, as Paul points out, remains low, 48 percent of Americans favor it. How do you think the White House is doing?
J.C. WATTS, CNN POLITICAL CONTRIBUTOR: Well, Anderson, I think this is what happens when you live and die by polls. I'm delighted that the president has made it a part of his consistent message that he does not live or die by the polls. He does the right thing. We've got a strong economy.
COOPER: But, come on, is that really true?
WATTS: Hey, Anderson, but -- Anderson, look, let me answer. I think the economy is doing very, very well. We're very productive there. And these polling numbers, you know, I don't think the president's going to be on the ballot in November.
COOPER: You know, it's interesting, though, it does seem like with the midterm election, both sides are starting to gamble solely on Iraq. Basically, I mean, Republicans are taking this strategy that the Iraq war, which was supposed to be, I mean, if you listen to conventional wisdom a couple weeks ago, their biggest weakness, they seem -- and maybe it's Karl Rove's strategy -- they seem to be trying to make that their biggest strength. Basically kind of hanging a lantern on that issue -- J.C.
WATTS: I think the president has been very consistent in this war. He said we don't pull out until there's victory. We will stand down when the Iraqis stand up. We see tremendous progress being made there.
And I think, you know, Paul, and Anderson, we have to admit, the president has been very consistent. And people will say, you know, we might not like this guy or we may have some problems with this guy, but at least he's been consistent. He has been focused on going after the bad guy.
And the Democrats are all over the board, they're in disarray. We don't know if we want to trust him with our national security.
COOPER: Paul, do you think these midterm elections also boil down to Iraq?
BEGALA: It's the biggest issue out there, Anderson, but not the only one. Democrats are very upset with the war and Americans are very upset. The solid majority of the country has turned against the war.
At the same time, more than two-thirds of Americans believe we're moving in the wrong direction on domestic issues as well. They see incomes stagnant. And the cost of housing and health care and energy and education, going up through the roof. And then they watch Republicans, this week, voting down an increase in increase in the minimum wage, and voting for an increase in their raise own pay.
So Republicans are telling working Americans, they're not worth $7 an hour, but Republican politicians are worth $165,000 a year. That is not a very good message on domestic issues.
COOPER: We're going to leave it there. Paul, J.C., appreciate your perspectives. Thanks.
WATTS: Thanks, Anderson.
BEGALA: Thank you.
COOPER: Well, many Republicans are hoping this good week for the president will continue until November. Here's the raw data.
The Democrats need to win 15 Republican seats to regain control of the House of Representatives. According to a recent Cook Political Report, there are 36 Republican seats, described as competitive. That means the Democrats will be pushing hard to get them, of course. And in the Senate, the Democrats need six seats to become the majority party.
Sadly, what happens in November may turn heavily on where Iraq goes from here. Not too surprisingly, of course, there are signs it could go either way.
Today, despite a citywide crackdown, insurgents managed to strike a mosque in northwest Baghdad. The streets, largely empty of cars; the suicide bomber walked. He entered the Shia mosque during Friday prayers, wrapped in explosives. Eleven people died, about two dozen more were wounded.
Also today, an American soldier was killed. Two more are missing after coming under fire at a checkpoint southwest of the city.
Meantime, as one of two investigations into the alleged massacre in Haditha wrapped up, CNN's Jamie McIntyre sat down with the attorney representing one of the accused Marines.
JAMIE MCINTYRE, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice over): There was no crime to cover up, according to the attorney representing one of the Marines who was involved in several of the shootings that resulted in the deaths of 24 Iraqis, including women and children last year in Haditha.
GARY MYERS, ATTORNEY FOR HADITHA MARINE: The rules of engagement are the license to do what they did. And as long as they followed those rules of engagement, I believe they have a defense of justifiable homicide, on the one hand, and perhaps self-defense on the other.
MCINTYRE (on camera): In every particular, this fails as evidence.
(Voice-over): After viewing the videotape of the victims and the aftermath shot by an aspiring Iraqi journalist, Myers insisted it would not stand up in court.
MYERS: It proves nothing other than that there were people killed who died violently and who bled profusely. And all those things are regrettable, but none of them serve -- serves to prove murder.
MCINTYRE: What about the pictures taken by the U.S. military, seen by CNN, that appear to show victims shot at close range?
MYERS: It will be a Herculean effort on the part of the government to muster enough competent evidence to show that demonstrate that anything criminal occurred. And if all they've got are pictures that were taken after the events, it will be very difficult.
MCINTYRE: Myers argues everything he believes the Marines they did that day, from shooting what turned out to be unharmed men in a taxi, to firing into buildings without knowing who was inside, can be defended as justified under the rules in effect at the time.
MYERS: There was a good faith belief that fire was coming from those buildings. These Marines followed the rules of engagement. And, if the rule of engagement at the time was, as I believe it to be with respect to the taxi, that when an IED went off, if people were seen running from the scene, they were considered insurgents and one had a right to fire.
MCINTYRE: Myers insists Haditha was not a massacre. And that comes from an attorney who successfully defended a company commander who was at Meli (ph), the notorious massacre of the Vietnam War.
MYERS: Meli (ph) was a massacre. Men, women, babies and children were put into a trench and they were fired upon by American soldiers.
MCINTYRE (on camera): How could it be that Marines could kill young children, you know, a mother who appeared to be in their bed, and they just followed the rules? How can that be?
MYERS: Because they're not required to inquire under the circumstances. They're not required to inquire. If they believe they were threatened, they can use deadly force. And that's what they did.
MCINTYRE (voice-over): Military experts tell CNN two principles should guide the use of lethal force. Proportionality and necessity. That is, how important is the objective? And does it warrant the risk of innocent lives? And that is likely to be at the heart of this case.
(On camera): The U.S. military has announced that a separate investigation into whether there was a cover-up has been completed and is being reviewed by a three-star general in Iraq. Defense attorneys for some of the Haditha Marines, meanwhile, tell CNN that an initial press release that inaccurately attributed some of the civilian deaths to a roadside bomb was not based on any information that came from their clients.
Jamie McIntyre, CNN, the Pentagon.
COOPER: A programming note for you, all weekend we'll be uncovering new facts about the prewar intelligence that took the country to war. How did so many people get it so wrong about weapons of mass destruction? "CNN Presents: Dead Wrong Inside an Intelligence Meltdown." That's Saturday and Sunday night 8:00 and 11:00 Eastern Time, right here on CNN.
Tonight, from Seattle, much more still ahead. There is a heated local story with national implications. The issue, should the city be busing public school students to ensure that every child has an equal chance for a quality education? The debate is now headed to the Supreme Court. We'll take a look at it.
Also, from the city that brought you Starbucks, we'll bring you Mr. Starbucks, himself, the company's Visionary Chairman Howard Schultz.
And cars of the future, only the future has arrived. We'll show you cars so smart, so wired, so connected you might prefer to your actual home. You're watching a special edition of 360.
COOPER: And welcome back to our special broadcast from Seattle.
You know, with Microsoft headquartered just outside Seattle, in Redmond, this is one of the most tech savvy spots on the planet. But Seattle is still dealing with what are social issues that were around back when Bill Gates was just another college dropout. The issues? School busing and race.
CNN's Joe Johns investigates.
JOE JOHNS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Franklin High school at the south end of Seattle is in a predominantly non-white neighborhood. Almost 1,500 students attended last year. About half were Asian; a third, African-American.
It's a good school that claims among its grads over-achievers of different races. Smooth Jazz Superstar Kenny G, Former White House Budget Chief Franklin Raines.
But the school that produced these guys has changed in recent years. The population of white students is declining, from 23 percent in 2000 to just 10 percent last year.
The drop-off followed Seattle's suspension of a controversial policy designed to promote diversity in the schools after a group of parents sued. That policy used race as one factor in determining which students could attend popular schools in an effort to achieve racial balance.
KATHLEEN BROSE, PARENT SUING SCHOOLS: I don't see how that makes a difference in the quality of the schools or -- I don't know -- who decides what number is the right number?
JOHNS: It's a nationwide question now because the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear the case. The question, is it OK to use race as a factor in assigning kids to different schools?
PETER DANIELS, SEATTLE SCHOOL SPOKESMAN: This case could set a precedent for the rest of the school districts across the country, especially as school boards try to create environments that are diverse.
JOHNS (on camera): The state's highest court concluded that it's not enough that the three Rs are being taught properly, that there are other vital considerations, that students must learn to live together in multiracial and multicultural communities, and the earlier they do so, the better.
But lawyers for the parents who brought the Seattle suit say using race as a factor in determining admissions is as unconstitutional as segregation was.
RUSSELL BROOKS, PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION: In the deep recesses of this country's history, our parents were told their children could not attend the school of their choice because they were the wrong race.
Fifty years ago the Supreme Court said that practice was unconstitutional and must stop. But unfortunately the Seattle School District still judges children by the color of their skin.
JOHNS: But others disagree. Francisco Negron represents 95,000 school board members across the country.
FRANCISCO NEGRON, NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION: Part of the educational mission has to be to prepare youngsters to live, work in a diverse society and to compete in a global economy.
JOHNS: The court is also expected to hear a similar case from Kentucky, which has had a long and troubled history on school desegregation.
Watch these cases because what the high court decides could very well affect every public school student in America.
Joe Johns, CNN, Seattle, Washington.
(END VIDEOTAPE) COOPER: Well, Seattle, of course, is where the empire called Starbucks all began. Coming up, you'll meet the man who put grand lattes and double mochaccinos on the map and changed the way the world drinks coffee. I'll have my interview with Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz.
Plus, what began as a camping trip almost cost this woman her life. Almost 30 years later, she says she has found the stranger who tried to kill her with an ax. Her chilling story, when 360 continues from Seattle.
COOPER: So back home in New York there are at least five Starbucks within a block of our office, and 164 in all of Manhattan. So we feel right at home here in Seattle where Starbucks, of course, was born.
Twenty years ago Americans didn't know that their lives weren't complete without a double tall latte or grand mocha frappuccino. One man changed all that by turning an unassuming coffee chain into an empire.
COOPER (voice-over): When Howard Schultz enters his Starbucks in Pike Place Market, everyone wants to meet the man who changed the way the world drinks coffee.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I love Starbucks. We've had it three times today.
COOPER: It certainly hasn't always been this way. Schultz was a young entrepreneur, selling coffee makers when he first walked into that place called Starbucks in Seattle's Pike Place Market in 1982.
HOWARD SCHULTZ, STARBUCKS CHAIRMAN: I just walked in and realized that this was a very unique special place. The aroma, the romance, the energy around coffee and the fact that there was such passion about this product that I knew very little about.
COOPER: So he quit his job as a salesman and took a job at the Starbucks store.
In 1987, the 25-year-old Schultz bought Starbucks for $3.8 million. It had just 11 stores and less than 100 employees. Schultz was taking a big risk on a big idea.
SCHULTZ: I didn't have a dime to my name. So it was very difficult to raise the money and very few people really understood or believed that there was an opportunity around creating a national brand around coffee, let alone getting people to spend $2 $3, $4 for a cup of coffee with an Italian name they couldn't pronounce in a paper cup.
COOPER: But Schultz tapped into a gold mine, building a $29 billion empire around coffee. Today Starbucks says it has more than 11,000 stores in 37 countries, with five new stores opening every day. They have more than 100,000 employees who serve more that 40 million customers each week.
Starbucks, of course, has its critics. They say the company's growth has been at the expense of mom and pop shops and that they're trying to Americanize the world.
SCHULTZ: When I hear that, it bothers me because I think people don't really know who we are or what our intent is. I think also it's linked to the fact that most things, especially in America, have gotten big and that's good or true or authentic.
And so we're battling some of the things that have happened before us. They have nothing to do with Starbucks.
COOPER: Schultz is certainly passionate about coffee.
SCHULTZ: It's good to spit out, sorry.
COOPER: But he's equally as passionate about creating a workplace that has a social conscience. He pays his farmers higher than market value for beans, provides ownership and healthcare benefits for even part-time employees. And Schultz has even raised the cost of your cup of coffee to stay true to that core belief. Perhaps even surprising himself that he could do it all.
SCHULTZ: I have definitely led the American dream. And it's -- I got to pinch myself sometimes. I think we've worked really hard. I think we've been fortunate and lucky. We've had great timing.
COOPER: Well, speaking of great timing, our trip to Seattle gave us an opportunity to catch up with Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz in person. I talked to him a short time ago.
COOPER: The growth of Starbucks has been just phenomenal and continues to be phenomenal. Is there a fear that there can be too much growth? That you can lose sort of the essence of the Starbucks experience?
SCHULTZ: I think the challenge for us over the last, five, 10 years is how do you get big and stay small. And I think the essence of that is maintaining the culture and values of the company, which really has defined the brand. So our growth, I think, has been so significant going from 11 stores in 1987 to over 11,000 today.
COOPER: And you're opening five store a day every day.
SCHULTZ: Yes. We are.
COOPER: All around the world.
COOPER: That's crazy.
SCHULTZ: Well, we've been a growth company for many, many years. But I think what's defined the growth has been our relationship with our people and then their relationship with our customers. I think what's incredible, and I just got back from China last week, is the relevancy of Starbucks' experience around the world. We're no longer an American company. What we've been able to do is universally accepted.
COOPER: And China is a real growth area for you. I mean, how many stores do you have there now? How many do you foresee having?
SCHULTZ: We have 200 stores in mainland China, 400 in total including Hong Kong and Taiwan. And I think the opportunity we have is for thousands of stores in China. And also, I'd like to see if we can build the kind of company in China which mirrors what we've been able to do in America, and that is bring the kind of benefits and values to the Chinese workers that we've been able to do here.
COOPER: The experience for the customers in China is different or I guess their habits are different in China.
SCHULTZ: I think what's remarkable is I go into the store in Beijing and Shanghai or last week in Hongjo (ph). You walk in the store and it's a mirror image of what's going on inside a store in Seattle. And that is, we've created a third place between home and work.
But you're exactly right. The Chinese people are not taking it to go. I think eventually they will. They're using it as a destination.
COOPER: And does that create a problem, though? I mean, if people started loitering in the stores...
SCHULTZ: No, no, we want people to...
COOPER: Do you see these guys here in stores, you know, with their laptops writing bad poetry. And I wonder, how do you make any money?
SCHULTZ: Well, we've done pretty well, as you know.
COOPER: Clearly, yes.
SCHULTZ: I think what we've created almost is an extension of people's home and office. And we encourage people to stay. We encourage people to enjoy the sense of community that we've created.
COOPER: It does seem like the biggest place for people on their first dates to like hook up. It seems like a safe environment. People feel like Starbucks is sort of neutral ground. SCHULTZ: Well, I have people asking me to attend their weddings, whom I've never met in Des Moines because they've met at Starbucks. Yes. I mean, I send them a gift, but I'm not going to the wedding.
COOPER: What do you send them?
SCHULTZ: I send them a Starbucks card.
COOPER: I figured that -- that's what I figured would you send them. Encourage them to keep going back.
COOPER: You were talking about, you know, trying to grow big and yet still sort of stay small in many ways. Is there, you know, you're introducing lines of products. You talked about introducing books. Obviously, you're a big seller of music now.
COOPER: Now, promoting movies even "Aquila and the Bee" (ph).
COOPER: Is there a certain point where a Starbucks customer says, look, enough. You're pitching too many products? You know, I'm here for the coffee. I don't want to be assaulted by all these other things?
SCHULTZ: I think that's the right question. I think at its core, we're a merchant. And great merchants have a responsibility to preserve their core business, while enhancing the experience. It's an art, not a science.
But the real issue is how many of thousands of things we've turned down over the years. And what we're doing is music, entertainment, movies, books. These are all things that our customers have given us a license to do and our research demonstrates that they want this from Starbucks. But the core business is the coffee experience and environment, and we'll never ever turn our back on that.
COOPER: What's your favorite coffee?
SCHULTZ: My favorite coffee is Sumatra made in a French press. And if you come to my house at 5:30 in the morning, we can have it together.
COOPER: Is that what you have? Thanks very much. I was really a pleasure.
SCHULTZ: Thanks, Anderson. Thank you. Thanks for coming to Seattle.
COOPER: A true visionary.
Not far from here in Oregon, two college students barely survived a bloody attack at a campground. That was nearly 30 years ago. Now one of those students returns to the site of the crime that changed her life. Coming up, you're going to see how and why she tracked down the man that she believes tried to kill her.
Plus, a new wave of futuristic cars is hitting the road this summer. They practically drive themselves. Well, not really. Some even parallel park themselves. All the latest bells and whistles, when 360 from Seattle continues.
COOPER: A quick programming note about my exclusive interview with Angelina Jolie. I spoke with her a couple days ago, just four days after she and Brad Pitt returned from Africa with their new baby, Shiloh. We talked about Shiloh, about her acting, her activism and one of her important roles, that of UNHCR good will ambassador. The work takes her to refugee camps around the world, including one in Sierra Leone that she talked about in the interview. Here's a preview.
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COOPER: Had you ever seen anything like that before?
ANGELINA JOLIE, ACTRESS AND ACTIVIST: I hadn't seen anything like that. And I don't think anyone -- I mean, it was just -- it was the most -- it was one of those things where you -- in so many ways I was so grateful to have had that experience and I knew I was changing as a person. I was learning so much about life and I was -- so in some ways it was the best moment of my life because it changed me for the better and I was never going to be -- never going to want for more in my life.
COOPER: How did it change you?
JOLIE: Well, I was young and I grew up in Los Angeles. And I'm an actor, so everything is, you know, is very focused on certain things in life. And then suddenly you see these people who are really fighting something, who are really surviving, who have so much pain and loss and things that you have no idea.
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COOPER: We'll be airing all of our exclusive interview with Angelina Jolie on World Refugee Day, that's next Tuesday, 10:00 p.m., Eastern, here on a special edition of 360.
Now to a mystery that may finally be solved. She was attacked with an ax nearly 30 years ago. When the police couldn't help her anymore, she did the legwork herself. And tonight she believes that she has finally found the man who almost killed her.
CNN's Ted Rowlands has the story. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)
TED ROWLANDS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): In the summer of 1977, Terri Jentz, then a 19-year-old student at Yale University, set off to bike across the country with her college roommates. Seven days into the journey, they stopped to camp at Cline Falls State Park near the city of Redmond, Oregon.
TERRI JENTZ, SURVIVED HATCHET ATTACK: It felt like paradise when we arrived here. It was so stunningly beautiful that it was hard to imagine anything bad happening.
ROWLANDS (on-camera): Something bad did happen at Cline Falls, that almost 30 years later as she shows us where they set up their tent that night. Terri says she remembers it all. When the girls were asleep, someone drove into their tent.
JENTZ: And I woke to a screech of tires and a heavy, heavy weight on top of my body.
ROWLANDS (voice-over): Pinned under a tire unable to see, Terri says she listened in horror as her friend was attacked with a hatchet.
JENTZ: I heard a sharp blow, and then I heard about six more blows and then there was silence.
ROWLANDS: Eventually the attacker turned the hatchet on Terri.
JENTZ: What was going in my mind at that point is we are being -- this is a single individual, a psycho who is murdering us in this campground.
ROWLANDS: Terri says the attack suddenly stopped, and the man with the hatchet drove away. She was able to grab her flashlight and get to her feet.
Bill Pennhollow (ph) and his girlfriend Boo Isaak, two high school seniors on a midnight drive, pulled into the park and saw Terri waving her flashlight.
BOO ISAAK, HELPED VICTIMS: She was just covered with blood. I mean, just covered. She had a hack mark in her head. And it was dripping off her face, really. She was just a terrible mess.
ROWLANDS: Terri and her friend both survived. News of the hatchet attack was reported in newspapers around the country. Years would go by without an arrest.
Terri says she started thinking more and more about the attack and started having reoccurring nightmares. Eventually in 1992, more than 15 years after the attack, she decided to go back to Oregon to try to find out what happened.
Terri teamed up with Boo Isaak, the high school girl who helped save her. For months, they made phone calls and went to visit anyone with possible information. The more they investigated, the more they focused on one particular person. And eventually, they say they were sure they had their man.
JENTZ: There isn't any shred of evidence that's ever turned up in all of these years that have indicated otherwise.
ROWLANDS: The women went to the Oregon State Police with their findings, and Detective Sergeant Marlen Hein, now retired, was assigned to reopen the case.
MARLEN HEIN, RETIRED DETECTIVE: The nickname "Dick Damm the Hatchet Man" came out almost immediately.
ROWLANDS: Dick Damm, who was just 17 years old at the time of the hatchet attack was a suspect in 1977, according to police. And for years many people living in the area suspected Dan, to the point that they gave him the nickname "hatchet man."
HEIN: I definitely feel that he did it. And I wouldn't hesitate to take that information to a grand jury and present it to them.
Dick Damm has been in and out of jail much of his adult life on charges ranging from drug possession to kidnapping. Sergeant Hein and the women say in addition to the convictions against Damm, he's also been accused of some very violent attacks. They say they have interviewed many women who claim Damm tortured and abused them.
HEIN: He had assaulted and tried to drown another gal, had raped another gal.
ROWLANDS: Dick Damm will never face charges for the attack on Terri and her friend because the statute of limitations has expired.
Terri Jentz has written a book about the attack and her mission to find the truth. And she says she's finally at peace.
JENTZ: In order to move to the future, I had to go back and face my past.
ROWLANDS: Ted Rowlands, CNN, Redmond, Oregon.
COOPER: Well, Dick Damm has always denied any involvement in the attack and he denied CNN's request for an interview. The story first aired on CNN's "PAULA ZAHN NOW." That show, of course, is on weeknights on 8:00 p.m., Eastern, right here on CNN.
Here on the West Coast, there's a problem hiding in plain sight, cloaked in silence. A wave of unexpected violence where it was least expected -- Asian immigrants chasing success, too proud to seek help and paying a terrible price. That story next.
Plus, this summer the future hits the road, literally. The newest cars, they're wired, connected, tricked out with high-tech gadgets you probably haven't even dreamed of. We'll show you what's coming down the pike, next on 360.
COOPER: Well, it's a problem hiding in plain sight here on the West Coast, a problem that's taken many by surprise. The people at risk are suffering in silence. Victim of their own expectations and some say even their pride.
CNN's Tom Foreman takes a look.
TOM FOREMAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): The West Coast is home to some of America's largest Asian immigrant communities. Widely seen as hardworking, dedicated to family and education, model immigrants.
So many here were shaken this spring when three incidents of domestic violence in the Korean community left seven people dead. Police say humiliating family business failures were partly to blame in two of the three cases.
(On camera): Was this -- these events that happened earlier this year, was that a wakeup call for this community?
DAVID CHA, ORIENTAL MISSION CHURCH: I believe it is a wakeup call.
FOREMAN: David Cha is a minister in L.A.'s Korea town and every week he deals with immigrant families fighting for success and by strong tradition, expecting their men to lead the way.
CHA: Nothing wrong with that structure, per se, however, there's a sense of shame and guilt that comes about when you don't meet up to that expectation.
FOREMAN (voice-over): That's what officials say happened with Daiqon Yu (ph). His clothing factory failed, wife filed for divorce, so they say he locked himself and his two children into an SUV and set it on fire. They died, he lived, and is now charged with murder.
Social workers say for too many Asian immigrants their pride, if not shame, causes them to hide their problems.
ELLEN AHN, KOREAN COMMUNITY SERVICES: If there are serious problems that need attention, or that need help, let's say like family issues or personal issues that are -- that are beyond manageable within that unit, then it festers for a lot -- it's like if you have diabetes and you don't get treated for it, well, what's wrong with that? There's a lot of problems with that.
FOREMAN (on camera): So community leaders and social workers like June Lim are now speaking against the popular image of a wildly successful Asian community, admitting the hidden difficulties.
JUNE LIM, SOCIAL WORKER: A lot of substance abuse, particularly alcohol. It's very patriarchal. So there's a lot of domestic violence. A lot of child abuse.
FOREMAN: But the impression so many people have is that the Asian community is handling immigration brilliantly.
LIM: Right. But that's not true. And that's what this brings out.
FOREMAN: Their hope is that even if some recent Asian immigrants can't shake old ideas about the crushing shame of failure, their children can.
CHA: Because it's just way too heavy and it's time for us to let that go and live in freedom.
FOREMAN (voice-over): Like most Americans, pursuing their dreams through both success and setbacks.
Tom Foreman, CNN, Los Angeles.
COOPER: Over the last several weeks we've been updating you on some of my dispatches from around the world. I write about a number of them in my book "Dispatches From the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters and Survival."
Tonight our attention returns again to Somalia, a country overrun by warlords, starvation and extremism. Thousands demonstrate in the capital of Mogadishu today, against bringing U.N. peacekeepers into Somalia -- against bringing peacekeepers in. We've tried that before, of course, in the past.
The Islamic protestors also denounced the U.S. for siding with the warlords for control. The fighting in a drought have led to rising malnutrition. The U.N.'s world food program says that 20 percent of Somalia's children may be on the brink of starvation. The horror the world watched unfold back in early 1990s, back in 1992.
Something I'll never forget when I traveled to Somalia for Channel 1 in September of 1992. We warn you some of the images you're about to see from my trip back then are graphic.
COOPER (voice-over): At outdoor kitchens, young and old, like human skeletons, sit in rows waiting for food. It's cooked in empty oil drums on charcoal fires. The smell of cooking food fills the air and taunts the hungry.
(On camera): In the background you can hear AK-47 shots firing right now. I'm at a feeding center run by the organization CARE. There are about 30 or 40 of these feeding centers run by different organizations all throughout the city of Baidoa.
You would almost expect there to be pandemonium here. There's shooting in the distance, people waiting for food, but there's really not. In a way, starvation seems to suck the life out of you. You just sit and wait. There's nothing more you can do.
(Voice-over): Some die waiting. They sit down and never get up. Their bodies are pushed aside by the living. Few tears are shed. The dead are brought to makeshift morgues and then buried in unmarked pits outside of town.
(On camera): They've just brought another body in now. That makes it about 10 or 11 bodies that are in it so far. It's only 8:00 in the morning.
Muhammad, the man who cares for these bodies, says that about by midday when the truck comes to take the bodies to the burial ground, he expects there to be 60 or 70 bodies. It's hard to describe what it's like being here when you walk in and you see the bodies, it's unreal. You don't realize they're bodies at first. They're covered in shrouds. And they're so thin. I mean, my hand is about six inches from finger to finger, and that's how wide most of these bodies are. It's incredible.
(Voice-over): On the sides of roads animals and humans lie rotting where they fell. Maggots feast while humans starve in Baidoa.
I try to distance myself. Try to find ways to escape the sight, the smell of the dead and the dying. At night I stayed behind the guarded walls of the Red Cross. But even at night the sounds of guns firing told me where I was.
(On camera): Death and suffering are everywhere here in Baidoa. I was walking down this road and just came upon a family whose son who just died as I was standing there. They're now washing his body.
(Voice-over): I sat and watched the boy's father use what little water he had to clean his son's body. They have come to Baidoa because they had heard there was food here. The father had already watched his two other boys die. This was his last. He was 5 years old. He was just one boy. His was just one death. It happens a thousand times a day in places like this all over Somalia. It happens every day.
COOPER (on camera): That was 14 years ago. And 14 years after that report, Somalia remains one of the saddest places on earth. In the coming days and weeks, we'll be updating you on more from my "Dispatches From the Edge."
Later tonight, a whole different subject. Cars with all the comforts of home.
That story is coming up, but first, Erica Hill, from "HEADLINE NEWS," has the business headlines -- Erica.
ERICA HILL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Anderson, big news at one of the country's biggest airlines. The CEO of Delta, today announcing the company will file a request to end its pilot pension plan. United, you may recall, did the same thing when it was in Chapter 11. Now without the change, Delta says it won't be able to emerge from bankruptcy.
Wall Street fell short of making it three in a row. All three major indices, ending the Friday's session down slightly. Only the Dow managed to finish in the green for the week.
And it may sound like a contradiction in terms, Microsoft iPod? That's right, get ready. Insiders say Mr. Soft is developing not just an iPod rival, but a competitor for the iTunes store as well. The man reportedly running the show is Robby Bach. Talk about a musical name. He made his bones running in the Xbox project at Microsoft -- Anderson.
COOPER: Erica, thanks.
From eight track tapes to ticker tapes, the evolution of the car continues with some creature comforts you won't even find in "Sharper Image."
And with Father's Day around the corner, "LARRY KING" shares some stories about some famous dads. That's coming up on this special edition of 360.
COOPER: Welcome back. We are live from Seattle. Just like the MTV show, the auto industry now wants to pimp your ride.
CNN's Tom Foreman takes a look at how.
FOREMAN (voice-over): Imagine cars that can see in the dark, parallel park themselves, even spot an accident about to happen.
DAN NEIL, REALLY LUCKY GUY: This car will go!
FOREMAN (on camera): It will close the windows, it will...
NEIL: Close the windows. This seat belt will go like this, snug in really tight. The seats will move. The windows will close. The sunroof will close. The brakes will energize.
FOREMAN: All if it suspects you're about to have an accident.
FOREMAN (voice-over): It's not just imagination anymore. A wave of new automotive innovation is hitting the road this summer, hotly watched by car critics like Dan Neil.
NEIL: The interior of the car is new frontier for competition. And these manufacturers are trying to gain -- get a leg up on their competitors anyway they can.
FOREMAN: Amenities on the market or on the way -- self-hiding backseats, air conditioning that reacts to the sun, tires that monitor their own pressure, cruise control that adjusts itself to the flow of traffic.
OPERATOR: Connecting to OnStar.
FOREMAN: This nearly $100,000 Mercedes will warn you if other cars get too close, show you how to back into a parking space, honestly. And it has night vision to lead you around obstacles you can't even see, like these guys who will probably never own a Mercedes.
JENNIFER FINI, ACURA: Well, it's a brand new Acura RDX.
FOREMAN: Less expensive cars are joining the game, too. Jennifer Fini with Acura says this model will come out in August for about $35,000. Among other things, its got a rearview video camera, GPS, traffic monitoring systems, top flight audio that is iPod compatible, even, no kidding, a restaurant guide.
FINI: Find nearest Mexican restaurant.
FOREMAN: Not quite the kitchen sink, but close.
(On camera): A lot of this stuff didn't even exist a couple years ago.
FINI: Exactly. Five, six years ago, not even possible.
FOREMAN (voice-over): Some analysts predict many cars may soon carry live TV, Internet connections, even stock market tickers. Which raises some alarms.
NEIL: Well frankly, I don't want the guy next to me who's going 80 miles an hour, you know, trading on Ameritrade. You know, that makes me nervous.
ANNOUNCER: You're about to enter a beautiful, exciting, wonderful new world, the world of 1960.
FOREMAN: What a long, strange trip. In the 1960s, most cars had no air conditioning, no power windows, AM radio at best. We could only dream about the future cars.
And now, while we're not quite the Jetsons yet, we're getting there.
Tom Foreman, CNN, Los Angeles.
COOPER: Did you ever see the Simpsons, where Homer Simpson made his own car? Now, that was a car.
In just a moment, Larry King shares some wisdom from his new book on fathers, the perfect way to head into Father's Day weekend, next on 360.
(COMMERCIAL BREAK) COOPER: Well, in case you forgot, Father's Day is this Sunday. Larry King is, of course, both a father and a son. And both roles form his new book, "My Dad and Me." It's a collection of stories about fathers from a host of Larry's famous friends.
I talked to him today about his latest labor of love.
COOPER: Was it hard to write this book about fathers? I mean, your died when you were just 9 -- 9-1/2.
LARRY KING, AUTHOR, "MY DAD AND ME": Well, I didn't have to write it, Anderson, because it was compiled with a bunch of people telling me about their fathers.
But it was hard to read it because I was very close to my dad and his loss was impacting to me, it was sudden. I was only 9-1/2. And I changed a lot when he died. My father had enormous effect on me.
COOPER: I mean, the book it's very expression, "My Dad and Me," it's got Donald Trump, Marlo Thomas, Yogi Berra. There's so many really lovely reminiscences.
One I just want to read, Mario Cuomo, he said about his father, "Maybe he was 5'6 if his heels were not worn, maybe he weighed 155 pounds if he had had a good meal, maybe he could see a block away if his glasses were clean. But he was stronger than Frankie and I and my sister, Marie, and Mama all together." It's pretty great.
KING: Yes. I'm very proud of this book.
COOPER: What did you learn in compiling the book?
KING: What I learned is, not that I didn't know it, but I learned that more impacting is how special fathers are. They're not mothers.
COOPER: It's a very different relationship.
KING: Night and day. The mother has a -- for example, I notice in my two little boys -- I have two little boys, three grown, two little boys. They love their dad and I'm very close to them, but if they get sick or have a booboo, they go to Mom. But if one wants to take a walk around the block, or as you said with your dad, go have a pizza...
KING: It's Daddy.
COOPER: Because they wanted that special time with their dad.
KING: Yes. And he represents something that's different from the mom, very strong in their life. Maybe it's the voice. Do you think that's it? Maybe it's the fact that he's male, that he -- because I know there's a thing between daughters and fathers. I have that with my daughter who's grown now. And now, I'm re-experiencing the thing with sons.
COOPER: See, I mean, are you a different father than you were the first time around?
KING: Much different. Better.
COOPER: How? In what way?
KING: I pay more attention to them. I'm more involved in their lives. I'm not working three jobs and running around to places, you know. I'm there for them. I take them to school every day. I never did that with the others. I don't know why I didn't.
COOPER: What would you want your kids to write about you?
KING: That he was a good father and that he loved them and that he was there.
COOPER: The book is, "My Dad and Me." Larry, thanks.
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