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'Talk of CNN'
Aired October 21, 2002 - 05:47 ET
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CATHERINE CALLAWAY, CNN ANCHOR: Time to check out the buzz in the Granite State this Monday morning. Mark Ericson and Danielle Carrier, better known as the WOKQ "Waking Crew" in Portsmouth and Manchester, New Hampshire on the phone with us.
Good morning, guys.
MARK ERICSON, WOKQ "MORNING WAKING CREW": Good morning -- Catherine.
DANIELLE CARRIER, WOKQ "MORNING WAKING CREW": Morning.
CALLAWAY: You know all of our attention the last couple of days has been really focused on the sniper investigation. Is that having any effect up there where you are?
ERICSSON: Well you know you would initially think that perhaps it wouldn't but the ripple effects are starting to be felt locally even. Merrimack Valley Middle School, it's a school in Penacook, New Hampshire, and every year they have an annual trip to Washington, D.C. for eighth graders. And a lot of parents expressed a lot of concern about their children being geographically located anywhere near Washington, D.C. these days. So the trip has been postponed indefinitely. There were 190 students and about 30 parent and teacher chaperones all signed up for this thing. It was supposed to be October 28, but now it's anyone's guess.
CALLAWAY: You know that's a really big shame. I remember my first trip to D.C. as a kid and it was connected with school and how much fun that was. But this hasn't happened -- this has happened to them before, right?
CALLAWAY: What about after 9/11?
CARRIER: It got -- it got -- actually it just got disrupted last year. It was postponed until later on in 2002. But yes, this is the second year in a row that they've actually had to postpone the trip. And this one, they're not even sure they're going to be able to reschedule depending on hotels and reservations.
CALLAWAY: And now I'm sure every time a crime is committed up there people are suspicious that it could have some connection?
ERICSON: Oh definitely.
CALLAWAY: We understand that there was a self-storage area broken into or something. What was it...
ERICSON: Well you know, and we need to clarify that this, of course, has, as near as anyone can tell, absolutely nothing to do with the serial snipers,...
ERICSON: ... but it's just an eerie coincidence that police in Fremont, New Hampshire were called to a self-storage area that had been burglarized. And acting on a tip, they were led to the home of two suspects and discovered two military sniper rifles, teargas grenades, riot control spray and more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition.
CALLAWAY: Well regardless, no matter who is involved in that, it's disturbing, you know.
CARRIER: It's disturbing because when people think about the sniper attacks, they take a little bit of, you know, a good feeling knowing that it's not in their area. And when you read something like this, you're kind of like oh, it's in my backyard. It's not exactly a comforting feeling.
ERICSON: And most of the ammo that was discovered was ironically .223 caliber bullets, the same type being used by the serial sniper.
CALLAWAY: Well they're not that uncommon though, I guess.
Mark, Danielle, have a great day.
CARRIER: You too.
CALLAWAY: (UNINTELLIGIBLE) talk to you soon.
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