UNIVERSAL NEWS 1959
UNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL NEWS 1959. B&W. 01:25 OPENING LOGO. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ cue in ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 01:38 EXPLORER 6 SATELLITE WITH SOLAR CELL PANELS DEPLOYED. THOR ABLE ROCKET LAUNCH SEQUENCE. ANIMATION OF ORBIT DURING WHICH CLOUD PATTERNS AND THE EARTH WILL BE PHOTOGRAPHED. 02:50 AERIAL AND GROUND SHOTS OF THE AFTERMATH OF A DYNAMITE AND AMMONIUM NITRATE EXPLOSION. EXTREME DAMAGE AND SMOKING WRECKAGE ARE SEEN. 04:00 VS AS HURRICANE DOT STRIKES WAIKIKI BEACH, OAHU, HAWAII. 03:49 STEVEN ROCKEFELLER AND FIANCEE MARIE RASMUSSEN POSE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS. 05:10 AT NEWPORT NEWS, VA, SHIPYARDS, VS OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NUCLEAR POWERED AIRCRAFT USS ENTERPRISE. WELDERS. 05:45 BETTER BEE WINS THE EQUIPOISE MILE HORSERACE AT ARLINGTON PARK, VA. 06:45 HYDROPLANE RACING AT LAKE WASHINGTON IN SEATTLE. VS OF SPECTATORS WITH CAMERAS AND BINOCULARS. 07:52 END LOGO. 08:10 OPENING LOGO. 08:21 VICE PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON VISITS LENINGRAD, USSR, ESCORTED BY SOVIET DEPUTY PREMIER KOSLOV. NIXON MEETS SOVIET CITIZENS, THEN VISITS A FACTORY AND THE SOVIET NUCLEAR ICEBREAKING SHIP, THE "LENIN". VS OF NIXON SPEAKING TO AND SHAKING HANDS WITH SHIPYARD WORKERS. 10:05 VS OF CAMPAIGNS DURING HAWAII'S FIRST ELECTIONS AS A STATE. VS OF GOVERNOR WILLIAM QUINN, SENATOR DANIEL INOUYE AND SENATOR HYRAM FONG. 11:20 FIRST CHANNEL FLIGHT BETWEEN DOVER, ENGLAND AND CALAIS, FRANCE BY THE SAUNDERS ROE SR.N1 HOVERCRAFT. 12:10 LATEST FASHIONS. WOMEN'S SUITS AND EVENING WEAR FROM ENGLAND. MEN'S SUITS FROM MILAN. MS OF A MAN WEARING A SUIT ON WHICH THE BUTTONS ARE FLASHING LIGHTS. 13:10 VS OF A WILD HORSE ROUNDUP AT CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND, VA WILDLIFE REFUGE. VS AS YOUNGSTERS RIDE YOUNG BRONCOS. VS AS THE CROWD AWAITS THE HERD, WHICH WILL BE DRIVEN THROUGH WATER TO THE MAINLAND FOR AUCTION. VS OF HORSES SWIMMING. 14:30 END LOGO. 15:00 IN USSR, VICE PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON AND SOVIET PREMIER NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV AT THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE AMERICAN EXPOSITION AT MOSCOW'S SOKOLNIKI PARK. NIXON CUTS A RIBBON. VS KITCHEN DEBATE. 17:35 VS OF CROWDS AT A CASTRO RALLY IN HAVANA, CUBA. VS FIDEL CASTRO. 18:00 VS AS CASTRO PITCHES AN INNING OF BASEBALL, STRIKING OUT THREE BATTERS. 18:25 VS OF MISS UNIVERSE BEAUTY PAGEANT AT LONG BEACH, CALIF. MISS JAPAN WINS. 19:20 MID SUMMER SKI JUMPING IN ITALY (NO SNOW). JUMPERS LAND ON PLASTIC SURFACE. 20:23 SEASIDE TROTTERS HORSERACE IN WEST GERMANY. VS MUD SPLATTERING DURING RACE. 21:15 END LOGO. 22:50 OPENING LOGO. 23:03 PRESIDENT DWIGHT EISENHOWER GREETS MEXICAN PRESIDENT ADOLFO LOPEZ MATEOS AT THE WASHINGTON DC AIRPORT. VS OF PARADE, AND LOPEZ MATEOS AT MT VERNON, VA. 24:15 BRITISH PRIME MINISTER HAROLD MACMILLAN IS SEEN. VS OF WINSTON CHURCHILL AND WIFE CLEMENTINE CHURCHILL IN A CAR. ANEURIN BEVAN AND HUGH GATESKILL ARE SEEN CAMPAIGNING. VS AS LIBERAL PARTY SUPPORTERS CHEER AFTER ELECTIONS. MACMILLAN ENTERS 10 DOWNING STREET. 25:25 POPE JOHN XXIII LEADS A SERVICE IN MEMORY OF POPE PIUS XII ON THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH. VS TOMB OF PIUS XXII. 26:25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL. TEXAS LONGHORNS 19, OKLAHOMA SOONERS 12. 28:00 END LOGO. 28:30 OPENING LOGO. 28:43 LOS ANGELES DODGERS WIN WORLD SERIES AGAINST CHICAGO WHITE SOX. VS OF SIXTH AND FINAL GAME. DODGERS 9, SOX 3. HOME RUNS BY DUKE SNIDER, WALLY MOON AND TED KLUSZEWSKI. VS OTHER PLAYS. 31:10 VS OF SNOWSTORM AFTERMATH IN TOWNS NEAR PIKE'S PEAK, COLO. VS OF DEER AND CATTLE IN SNOW. 31:55 SQUARE OF HEAVENLY PEACE, BEIJING, PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA. COMMUNIST LEADERS GATHER TO CELEBRATE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF RED CHINA. TWO SHOT OF SOVIET PREMIER NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV AND CHAIRMAN MAO ZEDONG. MS OF THE REVIEW STAND INCLUDING HO CHI MINH OF VIETNAM. VS OF PARADE. 33:00 COLLEGE FOOTBALL. PERDUE 28, NOTRE DAME 7. 34:20 END LOGO. 35:10 OPENING LOGO. 35:23 SECOND GAME OF WORLD SERIES. LOS ANGELES DODGERS 4, CHICAGO WHITE SOX 3. PLAYS BY DON DRYSDALE, BILLY GOODMAN, GIL HODGES, OTHERS. 36:50 VS OF TAIWAN (FORMOSA). VS OF FIELDS, DOCKS, FACTORIES. CHIANG KAI SHEK AND HIS WIFE SOONG MEI LING WALK TOGETHER. PAN SHOT OF A HYDROELECTRIC DAM. 38:15 WOMEN'S FALL FASHIONS MADE OF WOOL. COSTUME JEWELRY, EVENING WEAR. 39:45 COLLEGE FOOTBALL. SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY 20, NAVY 7. PLAYS BY DON MEREDITH, MIKE HACKNEY, BOB CORRELL, JIM MAXFIELD, KEN LOWE. 41:30 END LOGO. 43:00 OPENING LOGO. 43:13 SOVIET EXPEDITION TO THE LAKE BAYKAL REGION OF THE SOVIET UNION WHERE A METEOR HIT IN 1908. VS OF EXPEDITION MEMBERS, AND FALLEN TREES AT THE SITE. 44:10 SHAH OF IRAN, MOHAMMED RIZA PAHLEVI, POSES WITH HIS NEW WIFE FARAH. 45:00 LAST SURVIVOR OF THE CIVIL WAR, WALTER WILLIAMS, DIES AT 112 YEARS. VS OF WILLIAMS AT HIS 112TH BIRTHDAY. VS OF HIM LYING IN STATE, AND GRAVESIDE CEREMONY. 45:52 THE BORDER BETWEEN JORDAN AND ISRAEL IS OPENED FOR THE CHRISTIAN HOLY SEASON. VS ISRAELI BORDER GUARDS INSPECTING THE PAPERS OF CHRISTIAN PILGRIMS, INCLUDING NUNS. 46:40 VS WOMEN IN A BEAUTY PARLOR HAVING THEIR HAIR WASHED, SITTING UNDER DRYERS, WEARING CURLERS. INTERCUT WITH VS OF DOGS AND MONKEYS BEING GROOMED. 47:45 PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL. BALTIMORE COLTS 31, NEW YORK GIANTS 16 IN PLAYOFF GAME. MS OF VICE PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON AT GAME. VS PLAYS BY JOHNNY UNITAS, LENNY MOORE, PAT SOMERALL, ANDY NELSON, JERRY RICHARDSON AND JOHN SAMPLE. END LOGO. 49:45 OPENING LOGO. 50:00 SPORTS REVIEW OF 1959. DOWNHILL SKIING AT GARMISCH, WEST GERMANY. MANY SPILLS. COLLEGE BASKETBALL CALIFORNIA 71, WEST VIRGINIA 70. HIGH JUMP BY JOHN CURTIS THOMAS AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN. GOLF US OPEN. BILLY CASPER WINS, POSES WITH TROPHY. NEALE FRASER DEFEATS ALEJANDRO OLMEDA IN DAVIS CUP TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP. TOMY LEE WINS THE KENTUCKY DERBY, WITH WILLIE SHOEMAKER RIDING. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE FINAL GAME OF THE WORLD SERIES BETWEEN THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS AND THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX. PLAYS BY DUKE SNIDER, WALLY MOON, AND LARRY SHERRY. AAU PLATFORM DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS. GARY TOBIAN WINS THE MEN'S COMPETITION, PAULA JEAN MEYERS WINS THE WOMEN'S. 54:00 25 YEARS AGO (1934). BENITO MUSSOLINI INSPECTS A PARADE OF SOLDIERS IN ROME, ITALY. VS OF ITALIAN SOLDIERS IN GERMANY DURING THE PLEBISCITE VOTE OF 1935. VS OF GERMAN AMERICANS WHO RETURNED FOR THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS SPONSORED EVENT. BUILDINGS WITH SWASTIKA FLAGS IN BKGD. PRESIDENT FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT DURING A STATE OF THE UNION MESSAGE. A FAMILY LISTENS TO A RADIO IN THEIR HOME. VS AS FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER PIERRE LAVALLE AND BENITO MUSSOLINI SIGN A PACT PAVING THE WAY FOR ITALIAN ATTACK ON ETHIOPIA. GENERAL JOHN PERSHING RECEIVES AN AWARD FROM THE MILITARY ORDER OF THE WORLD WAR. CU OF THE LIFEMEMBER CERTIFICATE. JAMES DOOLITTLE, AVIATOR, FLIES A VULTEE TRANSPORT COMPANY AIRCRAFT COAST TO COAST. 55:00 END LOGO. 56:30 OPENING LOGO. 56:43 VS OF A CHRISTMAS PARADE IN HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. ROLLERSKATING MULE. STUNTMEN STAGE A FIGHT. VS OF THE CROWD. ROCKEFELLER CENTER CHRISTMAS TREE IS RAISED. VS OF REGENT STREET LIGHTS IN LONDON'S WEST END. 58:00 IN ROME, VS OF POPE JOHN XXIII AT THE RITE OF "BLESSING THE LAMB OF GOD" (AGNUS DEI) WHICH IS PERFORMED EVERY SEVEN YEARS. FIRST FILMING OF THIS RITUAL. 59:00 SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL AND WIFE CLEMENTINE CHURCHILL GREET QUEEN ELIZABETH II ON CHURCHILL'S 85TH BIRTHDAY. PRINCE PHILIP IS PRESENT. 10 DOWNING STREET. 59:35 IN IRAN, COURT PICTURES OF SHAH MOHAMMED RIZA PAHLEVI AND HIS WIFE, FARAH, AND THE SHAH'S MOTHER AND DAUGHTER. 60:15 COLLEGE FOOTBALL. NAVY 43, ARMY 12. VS OF MIDSHIPMEN AND CADETS AT A PREGAME MARCH. CARY GRANT IS PRESENT. MS OF SECRETARY OF DEFENSE NEIL MCELROY. INCOMPLETE STORY. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ cue out ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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UNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL NEWS 1959. B&W. 01:25 OPENING LOGO. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ cue in ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 01:38 EXPLORER 6 SATELLITE WITH SOLAR CELL PANELS DEPLOYED. THOR ABLE ROCKET LAUNCH SEQUENCE. ANIMATION OF ORBIT DURING WHICH CLOUD PATTERNS AND THE EARTH WILL BE PHOTOGRAPHED. 02:50 AERIAL AND GROUND SHOTS OF THE AFTERMATH OF A DYNAMITE AND AMMONIUM NITRATE EXPLOSION. EXTREME DAMAGE AND SMOKING WRECKAGE ARE SEEN. 04:00 VS AS HURRICANE DOT STRIKES WAIKIKI BEACH, OAHU, HAWAII. 03:49 STEVEN ROCKEFELLER AND FIANCEE MARIE RASMUSSEN POSE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS. 05:10 AT NEWPORT NEWS, VA, SHIPYARDS, VS OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NUCLEAR POWERED AIRCRAFT USS ENTERPRISE. WELDERS. 05:45 BETTER BEE WINS THE EQUIPOISE MILE HORSERACE AT ARLINGTON PARK, VA. 06:45 HYDROPLANE RACING AT LAKE WASHINGTON IN SEATTLE. VS OF SPECTATORS WITH CAMERAS AND BINOCULARS. 07:52 END LOGO. 08:10 OPENING LOGO. 08:21 VICE PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON VISITS LENINGRAD, USSR, ESCORTED BY SOVIET DEPUTY PREMIER KOSLOV. NIXON MEETS SOVIET CITIZENS, THEN VISITS A FACTORY AND THE SOVIET NUCLEAR ICEBREAKING SHIP, THE "LENIN". VS OF NIXON SPEAKING TO AND SHAKING HANDS WITH SHIPYARD WORKERS. 10:05 VS OF CAMPAIGNS DURING HAWAII'S FIRST ELECTIONS AS A STATE. VS OF GOVERNOR WILLIAM QUINN, SENATOR DANIEL INOUYE AND SENATOR HYRAM FONG. 11:20 FIRST CHANNEL FLIGHT BETWEEN DOVER, ENGLAND AND CALAIS, FRANCE BY THE SAUNDERS ROE SR.N1 HOVERCRAFT. 12:10 LATEST FASHIONS. WOMEN'S SUITS AND EVENING WEAR FROM ENGLAND. MEN'S SUITS FROM MILAN. MS OF A MAN WEARING A SUIT ON WHICH THE BUTTONS ARE FLASHING LIGHTS. 13:10 VS OF A WILD HORSE ROUNDUP AT CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND, VA WILDLIFE REFUGE. VS AS YOUNGSTERS RIDE YOUNG BRONCOS. VS AS THE CROWD AWAITS THE HERD, WHICH WILL BE DRIVEN THROUGH WATER TO THE MAINLAND FOR AUCTION. VS OF HORSES SWIMMING. 14:30 END LOGO. 15:00 IN USSR, VICE PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON AND SOVIET PREMIER NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV AT THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE AMERICAN EXPOSITION AT MOSCOW'S SOKOLNIKI PARK. NIXON CUTS A RIBBON. VS KITCHEN DEBATE. 17:35 VS OF CROWDS AT A CASTRO RALLY IN HAVANA, CUBA. VS FIDEL CASTRO. 18:00 VS AS CASTRO PITCHES AN INNING OF BASEBALL, STRIKING OUT THREE BATTERS. 18:25 VS OF MISS UNIVERSE BEAUTY PAGEANT AT LONG BEACH, CALIF. MISS JAPAN WINS. 19:20 MID SUMMER SKI JUMPING IN ITALY (NO SNOW). JUMPERS LAND ON PLASTIC SURFACE. 20:23 SEASIDE TROTTERS HORSERACE IN WEST GERMANY. VS MUD SPLATTERING DURING RACE. 21:15 END LOGO. 22:50 OPENING LOGO. 23:03 PRESIDENT DWIGHT EISENHOWER GREETS MEXICAN PRESIDENT ADOLFO LOPEZ MATEOS AT THE WASHINGTON DC AIRPORT. VS OF PARADE, AND LOPEZ MATEOS AT MT VERNON, VA. 24:15 BRITISH PRIME MINISTER HAROLD MACMILLAN IS SEEN. VS OF WINSTON CHURCHILL AND WIFE CLEMENTINE CHURCHILL IN A CAR. ANEURIN BEVAN AND HUGH GATESKILL ARE SEEN CAMPAIGNING. VS AS LIBERAL PARTY SUPPORTERS CHEER AFTER ELECTIONS. MACMILLAN ENTERS 10 DOWNING STREET. 25:25 POPE JOHN XXIII LEADS A SERVICE IN MEMORY OF POPE PIUS XII ON THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH. VS TOMB OF PIUS XXII. 26:25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL. TEXAS LONGHORNS 19, OKLAHOMA SOONERS 12. 28:00 END LOGO. 28:30 OPENING LOGO. 28:43 LOS ANGELES DODGERS WIN WORLD SERIES AGAINST CHICAGO WHITE SOX. VS OF SIXTH AND FINAL GAME. DODGERS 9, SOX 3. HOME RUNS BY DUKE SNIDER, WALLY MOON AND TED KLUSZEWSKI. VS OTHER PLAYS. 31:10 VS OF SNOWSTORM AFTERMATH IN TOWNS NEAR PIKE'S PEAK, COLO. VS OF DEER AND CATTLE IN SNOW. 31:55 SQUARE OF HEAVENLY PEACE, BEIJING, PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA. COMMUNIST LEADERS GATHER TO CELEBRATE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF RED CHINA. TWO SHOT OF SOVIET PREMIER NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV AND CHAIRMAN MAO ZEDONG. MS OF THE REVIEW STAND INCLUDING HO CHI MINH OF VIETNAM. VS OF PARADE. 33:00 COLLEGE FOOTBALL. PERDUE 28, NOTRE DAME 7. 34:20 END LOGO. 35:10 OPENING LOGO. 35:23 SECOND GAME OF WORLD SERIES. LOS ANGELES DODGERS 4, CHICAGO WHITE SOX 3. PLAYS BY DON DRYSDALE, BILLY GOODMAN, GIL HODGES, OTHERS. 36:50 VS OF TAIWAN (FORMOSA). VS OF FIELDS, DOCKS, FACTORIES. CHIANG KAI SHEK AND HIS WIFE SOONG MEI LING WALK TOGETHER. PAN SHOT OF A HYDROELECTRIC DAM. 38:15 WOMEN'S FALL FASHIONS MADE OF WOOL. COSTUME JEWELRY, EVENING WEAR. 39:45 COLLEGE FOOTBALL. SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY 20, NAVY 7. PLAYS BY DON MEREDITH, MIKE HACKNEY, BOB CORRELL, JIM MAXFIELD, KEN LOWE. 41:30 END LOGO. 43:00 OPENING LOGO. 43:13 SOVIET EXPEDITION TO THE LAKE BAYKAL REGION OF THE SOVIET UNION WHERE A METEOR HIT IN 1908. VS OF EXPEDITION MEMBERS, AND FALLEN TREES AT THE SITE. 44:10 SHAH OF IRAN, MOHAMMED RIZA PAHLEVI, POSES WITH HIS NEW WIFE FARAH. 45:00 LAST SURVIVOR OF THE CIVIL WAR, WALTER WILLIAMS, DIES AT 112 YEARS. VS OF WILLIAMS AT HIS 112TH BIRTHDAY. VS OF HIM LYING IN STATE, AND GRAVESIDE CEREMONY. 45:52 THE BORDER BETWEEN JORDAN AND ISRAEL IS OPENED FOR THE CHRISTIAN HOLY SEASON. VS ISRAELI BORDER GUARDS INSPECTING THE PAPERS OF CHRISTIAN PILGRIMS, INCLUDING NUNS. 46:40 VS WOMEN IN A BEAUTY PARLOR HAVING THEIR HAIR WASHED, SITTING UNDER DRYERS, WEARING CURLERS. INTERCUT WITH VS OF DOGS AND MONKEYS BEING GROOMED. 47:45 PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL. BALTIMORE COLTS 31, NEW YORK GIANTS 16 IN PLAYOFF GAME. MS OF VICE PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON AT GAME. VS PLAYS BY JOHNNY UNITAS, LENNY MOORE, PAT SOMERALL, ANDY NELSON, JERRY RICHARDSON AND JOHN SAMPLE. END LOGO. 49:45 OPENING LOGO. 50:00 SPORTS REVIEW OF 1959. DOWNHILL SKIING AT GARMISCH, WEST GERMANY. MANY SPILLS. COLLEGE BASKETBALL CALIFORNIA 71, WEST VIRGINIA 70. HIGH JUMP BY JOHN CURTIS THOMAS AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN. GOLF US OPEN. BILLY CASPER WINS, POSES WITH TROPHY. NEALE FRASER DEFEATS ALEJANDRO OLMEDA IN DAVIS CUP TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP. TOMY LEE WINS THE KENTUCKY DERBY, WITH WILLIE SHOEMAKER RIDING. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE FINAL GAME OF THE WORLD SERIES BETWEEN THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS AND THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX. PLAYS BY DUKE SNIDER, WALLY MOON, AND LARRY SHERRY. AAU PLATFORM DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS. GARY TOBIAN WINS THE MEN'S COMPETITION, PAULA JEAN MEYERS WINS THE WOMEN'S. 54:00 25 YEARS AGO (1934). BENITO MUSSOLINI INSPECTS A PARADE OF SOLDIERS IN ROME, ITALY. VS OF ITALIAN SOLDIERS IN GERMANY DURING THE PLEBISCITE VOTE OF 1935. VS OF GERMAN AMERICANS WHO RETURNED FOR THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS SPONSORED EVENT. BUILDINGS WITH SWASTIKA FLAGS IN BKGD. PRESIDENT FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT DURING A STATE OF THE UNION MESSAGE. A FAMILY LISTENS TO A RADIO IN THEIR HOME. VS AS FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER PIERRE LAVALLE AND BENITO MUSSOLINI SIGN A PACT PAVING THE WAY FOR ITALIAN ATTACK ON ETHIOPIA. GENERAL JOHN PERSHING RECEIVES AN AWARD FROM THE MILITARY ORDER OF THE WORLD WAR. CU OF THE LIFEMEMBER CERTIFICATE. JAMES DOOLITTLE, AVIATOR, FLIES A VULTEE TRANSPORT COMPANY AIRCRAFT COAST TO COAST. 55:00 END LOGO. 56:30 OPENING LOGO. 56:43 VS OF A CHRISTMAS PARADE IN HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. ROLLERSKATING MULE. STUNTMEN STAGE A FIGHT. VS OF THE CROWD. ROCKEFELLER CENTER CHRISTMAS TREE IS RAISED. VS OF REGENT STREET LIGHTS IN LONDON'S WEST END. 58:00 IN ROME, VS OF POPE JOHN XXIII AT THE RITE OF "BLESSING THE LAMB OF GOD" (AGNUS DEI) WHICH IS PERFORMED EVERY SEVEN YEARS. FIRST FILMING OF THIS RITUAL. 59:00 SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL AND WIFE CLEMENTINE CHURCHILL GREET QUEEN ELIZABETH II ON CHURCHILL'S 85TH BIRTHDAY. PRINCE PHILIP IS PRESENT. 10 DOWNING STREET. 59:35 IN IRAN, COURT PICTURES OF SHAH MOHAMMED RIZA PAHLEVI AND HIS WIFE, FARAH, AND THE SHAH'S MOTHER AND DAUGHTER. 60:15 COLLEGE FOOTBALL. NAVY 43, ARMY 12. VS OF MIDSHIPMEN AND CADETS AT A PREGAME MARCH. CARY GRANT IS PRESENT. MS OF SECRETARY OF DEFENSE NEIL MCELROY. INCOMPLETE STORY. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ cue out ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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AP-APTN-2330 Americas L Prime News-Final Friday, 30 April 2010 Americas L Prime News US Oil Spill 3 03:54 Pt No Access NAmerica/Internet REPLAY Homeland Security sec, meeting, governor, oyster fishermen US China 00:38 No Access NAmerica/Internet REPLAY China accuses Houston Police of beating up a diplomat US Goldman Sachs 02:43 AP Clients Only REPLAY Fmr DA explains difference between SEC civil case and possible criminal case, analyst Venezuela US Priest 01:13 Pt No Access Venezuela REPLAY Investigation into stabbing death of American priest Mexico Ambush 02:26 AP Clients Only REPLAY Authorities rescue 2 journalists after attack on human rights activists Haiti Earthquake 02:35 AP Clients Only REPLAY Ongoing efforts to help farmers of hard-hit village Venezuela Militias 02:41 AP Clients Only REPLAY Visit to a boot camp of Venezuela's Boliviarian Militia Afghanistan US 02:01 AP Clients Only REPLAY Petraeus warns of hard times ahead for Kandahar Russia Powers 02:23 AP Clients Only REPLAY Grandson of shot down WW2 U-2 spy plane pilot returns to Moscow B-u-l-l-e-t-i-n begins at 2330 GMT. APEX 04-30-10 1956EDT -----------End of rundown----------- AP-APTN-2330: US Oil Spill 3 Friday, 30 April 2010 STORY:US Oil Spill 3- REPLAY Homeland Security sec, meeting, governor, oyster fishermen LENGTH: 03:54 FIRST RUN: 2130 RESTRICTIONS: Pt No Access NAmerica/Internet TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/ABC STORY NUMBER: 644419 DATELINE: Various - 30 April 2010 LENGTH: 03:54 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA/INTERNET SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Wakeland, Mississippi 1. Wide of oyster boat 2. Mid of oyster boat 3. Various of fishermen throwing bags of oysters on conveyor belt 4. Close-up oysters in bag going up on conveyor belt, fisherman taking bag off conveyor belt and placing on pile 5. Wide of emergency officials briefing 6. Close-up emergency official 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Tommy Longo, Wakeland Mayor: "At the most sensitive time, shrimp season just opened this week, oyster season is at its peak and it's been an extremely good oyster season. Crab season; the crabbers have been doing extremely well and the price has finally got back to what it was pre-Katrina levels. But this is the time when the crabs lay their eggs in the Mississippi Sound and around this area. So to the oyster beds, the crab industry and the shrimp industry this couldn't be a worse possible time or disaster environmentally for the industry and for our area." 8. Various of fishing boats AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi 9. Wide shot of pier 10. Various of protective boom line floating on the waters at the supporting pillars of the pier 11. Close-up of boom on sand AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Venice, Louisiana 12. Pan of fishermen at meeting 13. UPSOUND: (English) Unidentified official: "Just realise there is a lot of things going on in a lot of different places in this parish right now with this fuel clean up - so phones, everyone is completely busy and I am sure as soon as they can get to your call and answer, they will return your phone call." 14. Mid of people listening 15. Set up of fisherman William Bruner 16. SOUNDBITE: (English) William Bruner, fisherman: "Right now we are just trying to protect our coast, you know, save our fishing industry and everything. And make a little money too maybe, you know." ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA/INTERNET New Orleans, Louisiana 17. US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar at podium during news conference 18. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ken Salazar, US Secretary of the Interior: "I am confident that we will get to the bottom of what happened here. Those responsible will be held accountable and the lessons we learn will help guide us as we responsibly and safely develop our nation's energy resources." 19. US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano approaching podium 20. SOUNDBITE: (English) Janet Napolitano, US Homeland Security Secretary: "We will continue to push BP to engage in the strongest possible response, while taking steps to ensure the protection of our shoreline and our wildlife and our precious lands." 21. Wide of news conference 22. SOUNDBITE: (English) Doug Suttles, Chief Operating Officer, BP Exploration and Production: "The current costs to this operation are between six to seven (m) million (US) dollars a day. Clearly, as the oil approaches the shoreline those costs will increase as we mount both additional booming activities and as we mount clean up activities where it has occurred." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Venice, Louisiana 23. Shoreline 24. Close-up reeds in wind 25. Pan seagull flying over reeds 26. Pan across barge STORYLINE: Hundreds of fishermen in Mississippi and Louisiana were bracing themselves on Friday to cope with any potential fallout from the massive oil spill across the Mississippi Delta. In Waveland, Mississippi some oyster fishermen hurried to bring their prized assets to shore. The mayor of Waveland lamented the timing of the oil spill saying fishermen had been enjoying an extremely good oyster season as well as a great crab season. "To the oyster beds, the crab industry and the shrimp industry this couldn't be a worse possible time or disaster environmentally for the industry and for our area," said Mayor Tommy Longo. In Venice, Louisiana, hundreds of fishermen attended a training session run by local and state officials - volunteering their time and their boats to help in the clean-up. Keenly aware of the danger to the fisheries and their own livelihoods, some expressed frustration at their inability to contact local officials. Hoping to join in the clean-up efforts was fisherman William Bruner. Not only does he want to help mitigate the effects of the oil spill, but Bruner is also hoping to get paid for his efforts. "Right now we are just trying to protect our coast, you know, save our fishing industry and everything. And make a little money too, you know." Meanwhile, heavy winds and high tides were complicating efforts to hold back oil that threatened to coat birds and other marine life as it oozed ashore from the Gulf of Mexico on Friday. More than 200-thousand gallons of oil a day are spewing from the blown-out well at the site of the Deepwater Horizon, which exploded April 20 and sank two days later. The White House responded to the massive spill by halting any new offshore oil projects until safeguards are in place to prevent any similar rig explosions. Crews are using at least six remotely operated vehicles to try to shut off an underwater valve, but so far they've been unsuccessful. They are also drilling a relief well to decrease the pressure and slowing the leak, though that could take up to three months. The National Weather Service predicted winds, high tides and waves through Sunday that could push oil deep into the inlets, ponds and lakes of southeastern Louisiana. Seas of six to seven feet (1.8 to 2 metres) were pushing tides several feet above normal toward the coast, and the wind was pushing oily water over the booms meant to contain it. US President Barack Obama assured Gulf Coast communities that the federal government was fully prepared to meet its responsibilities, and several officials from his administration descended on the coast Friday. "I am confident we will get to the bottom of what happened here," said Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. "Those responsible will be held accountable." His department announced it would send teams to the Gulf to inspect all platforms and rigs. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the government would continue to press BP "to engage in the strongest possible response, while taking steps to ensure the protection of our shoreline and our wildlife and our precious lands." For his part, Doug Suttles, Chief Operating Officer for BP Exploration and Production said the company was spending six to seven (m) million US dollars a day to cope with the oil spill. Suttles expects the cost to rise as the company intensifies clean-up and booming operations, as the oil approaches the shoreline. The oil slick could become the nation's worst environmental disaster in decades, threatening hundreds of species of fish, birds and other wildlife along the Gulf Coast, one of the world's richest seafood grounds. 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APTN APEX 04-30-10 1934EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: US China Friday, 30 April 2010 STORY:US China- REPLAY China accuses Houston Police of beating up a diplomat LENGTH: 00:38 FIRST RUN: 1930 RESTRICTIONS: No Access NAmerica/Internet TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: ABC STORY NUMBER: 644412 DATELINE: Houston - 29 April 2010 LENGTH: 00:38 ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA/INTERNET SHOTLIST: ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 1. Wide exterior Chinese Consulate General building in Houston 2. Close-up Chinese Consulate General building sign 3. Close-up Chinese flag 4. Various exteriors of Chinese Consulate building 5. Close-up street signs 6. Various exteriors of Chinese Consulate building STORYLINE: Three Houston police officers have been restricted to desk duty after they followed a Chinese diplomat into the parking garage of the Chinese Consulate, arrested the man and injured him, the Houston mayor said. Mayor Annise Parker said in a statement that the officers' duties will remain limited pending an investigation into how Chinese diplomat Yu Boren was injured last Saturday. Officials in China's Foreign Ministry released a statement on Friday saying police harassed and beat a deputy consul-general while he was driving to the consulate. The statement said a family member also was involved, but did not say if that person was injured. The consulate in Houston did not immediately return a message left by The Associated Press. Houston police and the US State Department are investigating the incident. "China urges the US ... to quickly investigate the details of this incident and to look into the persons responsible to ensure that the Chinese diplomatic and consulate personnel and premises are not violated," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said in a statement on Friday. "The Chinese Foreign Ministry, the Chinese Embassy and the Houston consulate have already made solemn exchanges with the US side." Under international practice, the premises of foreign embassies and consulates are outside the jurisdiction of local law enforcement, and diplomats have legal immunity. Houston police tried to stop a car that was missing a license plate, CBS News reported. When the car didn't stop, they pursued it into a garage. Police handcuffed and arrested the driver, injuring him, the report said. CBS News identified the official as Ben Ren Yu. The Houston consulate website lists a deputy consul-general, Yu Boren. The officers said they were unaware they had pursued the diplomat into the Chinese Consulate's parking garage, Parker said. The US State Department was taking the matter very seriously and the findings of the investigation will be shared with China "as soon as appropriate," said Susan Stevenson, spokeswoman for the US Embassy in Beijing. A Houston police spokesman declined to comment. The police force did not immediately respond to a request for a copy of the offence report, which typically is not released while an incident remains under investigation. US-China relations only recently emerged from a tense period aggravated by spats over US arms sales to Taiwan, trade and China's currency policy. Comments on at least two major Internet portals had apparently been deleted, an indication the case was considered sensitive, perhaps because of its impact on US-China ties. Houston's police chief has ordered officers to receive a list of addresses for every consulate in the city. 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APTN APEX 04-30-10 1934EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: US Goldman Sachs Friday, 30 April 2010 STORY:US Goldman Sachs- REPLAY Fmr DA explains difference between SEC civil case and possible criminal case, analyst LENGTH: 02:43 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 644404 DATELINE: New York - 30 April 2010/File LENGTH: 02:43 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY NYSE - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE - April 16, 2010 1. Tilt-down exterior Goldman Sachs headquarters 2. Mid of Goldman Sachs headquarters AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY New York City - April 30, 2010 3. Set-up shot of former Assistant US Attorney, Bradley Simon 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Bradley Simon, Former Assistant US Attorney: "It appears as if the criminal cases are in an earlier stage of investigation than the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) matter. The SEC obviously has a lower burden of proof. The Justice Department - if they were to bring a criminal case - has a much greater and higher burden, which is to demonstrate proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Which is why there case will take longer." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE - April 16, 2010 5. Tilt-down exterior of Goldman Sachs headquarters 6. People walking outside Goldman Sachs headquarters AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY New York City - April 30, 2010 7. Pan from window to Simon at his desk 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Bradley Simon, Former Assistant US Attorney: "Let's not forget that there were headlines about Goldman Sachs' higher-ups giving themselves enormous bonuses and they are in a sense the institution that everyone loves to hate right now. They are in some sense the poster child for Wall Street excess. And to the extent that the Justice Department and the SEC can bring a case against Goldman they are going to make people happy. And the Justice Department is very sensitive and does absolutely respond to public pressure." NYSE - AP CLIENTS ONLY New York City - April 30, 2010 9. Various of New York Stock Exchange trading floor AP Television - AP clients only New York City - 30 April, 2010 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Matthew Albrecht, Standard and Poor's Analyst: "The level of uncertainty is not going to help attract new clients or retain their clients and I think people will take a wait and see approach. And while right now my estimates are still for them to earn a healthy chunk of money next year certainly the uncertainty regarding where clients might go or if volumes might decline a little bit, their market volumes, then I think that just leads to a little bit of uncertainty about whether they can really reach those numbers." NYSE - AP CLIENTS ONLY New York City - April 30, 2010 11. Wide of NYSE trading floor AP Television - AP clients only New York City - 30 April, 2010 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Matthew Albrecht, Standard and Poor's Analyst: "It's added a level of risk to the market that we've seen pretty strong movement in a lot of financials so far this year, and particularly in the last month or so. Certainly we saw strong earnings out of many of them. But this kind of casts a little bit of a pall over the industry to, you know, maybe it's not as rosy an outlook as maybe we previously expected." NYSE - AP CLIENTS ONLY New York City - April 30, 2010 13. Pan of NYSE trading floor STORYLINE: Shares of Goldman Sachs Group Incorporated plunged nine percent on Friday after word that the Justice Department had opened a criminal investigation of the Wall Street powerhouse over mortgage securities deals it arranged. The criminal inquiry follows civil fraud charges filed by the government against Goldman two weeks ago and as Congress pushes towards enacting sweeping legislation aimed at preventing another near-meltdown of the financial system. The investigation by the US attorney's office in Manhattan stems from a criminal referral by the Securities and Exchange Commission, a knowledgeable person said on Thursday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the inquiry is in a preliminary phase. Former Assistant US Attorney for Eastern District of New York, Bradley Simon, said the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) usually work hand in hand on cases like Goldman. "It appears as if the criminal cases are in an earlier stage of investigation than the SEC matter. The SEC obviously has a lower burden of proof. The Justice Department - if they were to bring a criminal case - has a much greater and higher burden, which is to demonstrate proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Which is why there case will take longer," Simon said. The SEC brought civil fraud charges against Goldman and a trader in connection with the transactions in 2006 and 2007. The agency alleged the firm misled investors by failing to tell them the subprime mortgage securities had been chosen with help from a Goldman hedge fund client, Paulson & Co., that was betting the investments would fail. Goldman and the trader, Fabrice Tourre, have denied wrongdoing and said they will contest the allegations in court. Word of the Justice Department action came two days after Goldman executives were grilled and publicly rebuked by senators at a politically charged hearing. And it arrived a day after a group of 62 House lawmakers, including Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, a Democrat from Michigan, asked Attorney General Eric Holder to order a criminal probe of Goldman. Goldman spokesman Lucas van Praag said, "Given the recent focus on the firm, we're not surprised by the report of an inquiry. We would cooperate fully with any request for information." Simon said the Justice Department is keenly aware of the public's anger at Wall Street. "Let's not forget that there were headlines about Goldman Sachs' higher-ups giving themselves enormous bonuses and they are in a sense the institution that everyone loves to hate right now. They are in some sense the poster child for Wall Street excess. And to the extent that the Justice Department and the SEC can bring a case against Goldman they are going to make people happy. And the Justice Department is very sensitive and does absolutely respond to public pressure," said Simon. Following news of the probe, Standard & Poor's Equity Research analysts downgraded Goldman's shares to "Sell" from "Hold" and lowered their target price by 40 US dollars to 140 US dollars. "The level of uncertainty is not going to help attract new clients or retain their clients and I think people will take a wait and see approach. And while right now my estimates are still for them to earn a healthy chunk of money next year certainly the uncertainty regarding where clients might go or if volumes might decline a little bit, their market volumes, then I think that just leads to a little bit of uncertainty about whether they can really reach those numbers," said Matthew Albrecht, Standard and Poor's analyst. Investors took a pessimistic view of the downgrade as well as the federal prosecutors' probe, notwithstanding that it is far from certain that the inquiry will result in criminal charges being brought. Goldman's stock fell 14.64 US dollars, or 9.1 percent, to 145.60 US dollars in afternoon trading. The stock is down 21 percent since the SEC sued Goldman on April 16. The shares tumbled 13 percent that day but had recovered slightly in recent trading. The Justice Department move was the latest in a dramatic series of turns in the Goldman saga, which has pitted the culture of Wall Street against angry lawmakers in an election year, in the wake of the financial crisis that plunged the country into the most severe recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s. In the Goldman case the government must show that executives were actually committing fraud and not simply doing their best to manage the worst financial crisis in decades, some legal experts say. The SEC civil fraud case against Goldman - even with the lower required burden of proof than in a criminal case - also could be difficult and faces pitfalls, in the view of some experts. To prove it, they say, the agency must show that Goldman misled investors or failed to tell them facts that would have affected their financial decisions. The greatest challenge, the experts say, will be boiling the case down to a simple matter of fraud: the issues involved are so complex that Goldman may be able to introduce enough complicating factors to shed some doubt on the SEC's claims. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 04-30-10 1934EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: Venezuela US Priest Friday, 30 April 2010 STORY:Venezuela US Priest- REPLAY Investigation into stabbing death of American priest LENGTH: 01:13 FIRST RUN: 2130 RESTRICTIONS: Pt No Access Venezuela TYPE: Spanish/Nat/Commentary SOURCE: RCTV/VTV STORY NUMBER: 644420 DATELINE: Puerto Ordaz - 29 April 2010 LENGTH: 01:13 VTV - AP CLIENTS ONLY RCTV - NO ACCESS VENEZUELA SHOTLIST RCTV - NO ACCESS VENEZUELA 1. Police car outside apartment where body was found 2. Various of neighbours outside the site 3. Various of forensic experts coming out of apartment 4. Police officers carrying body out of apartment 5. Various of neighbours and parishioners gathered outside, crying 6. Close-up of distraught person's face 7. Parishioners praying 8. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Miguel Angel Garcia, Priest: "Not only is it a big loss for the diocese and for us the priests, Father Esteban was a hard-working man dedicated to this community, he had great projects for this community and his death leaves all the Catholic community in mourning." VTV - AP CLIENTS ONLY 9. Forensic experts at the entrance of apartment 10. Various of forensic experts taking prints from light switch and door knob RCTV - NO ACCESS VENEZUELA 11. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Efren Marin, Regional Police Director: "There were signs of violence, wounds caused by by sharp objects, and signs of strangulation." ++CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: NO CUTAWAY BETWEEN THE SOUNDBITES++ 12. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Efren Marin, Regional Police Director: "The criminal investigation unit has been dedicated to this case from the beginning. We are carrying out all the tests here at the crime scene. The experts and the scientists are making all the inquiries necessary." VTV - AP CLIENTS ONLY 13. Police officers outside apartment 14. Police officers and speaking to the bishop of the dioceses outside the apartment 15. Police carrying evidence to car STORYLINE Venezuelan police and prosecutors are investigating the stabbing death of an American priest in eastern city of Puerto Ordaz. The Attorney General's Office said Esteban Woods was killed inside his apartment in Puerto Ordaz on Thursday. Police have not arrested any suspects. Prosecutors said that Woods was a 68-year-old native of Vancouver, Washington. They believe he died of various knife-inflicted wounds. Woods had served within the priesthood of Venezuela's Catholic Church for 23 years, according to a statement released by the prosecutor's office. 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APTN APEX 04-30-10 1934EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: Mexico Ambush Friday, 30 April 2010 STORY:Mexico Ambush- REPLAY Authorities rescue 2 journalists after attack on human rights activists LENGTH: 02:26 FIRST RUN: 2030 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Spanish/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/Contralinea Handout STORY NUMBER: 644409 DATELINE: Oaxaca/nr San Juan Copala - Various dates LENGTH: 02:26 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY CONTRALINEA HANDOUT - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Oaxaca, 30 April 1. Wide of news conference by activist David Venegas Reyes 2. Venegas Reyes speaking to reporters 3. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) David Venegas Reyes, Activist wounded during the ambush: "All four agreed that the two of us (Reyes and Bautista) who were able to walk would try to get out, break the siege and denounce what was going on. We took a video recording and they also kept another recording agreeing that whoever made it out alive would do denounce what had happened. If we got killed trying to get out they would present their recording and if they were killed, we would do it with ours." 4. Photographers at news conference HANDOUT: MOBILE PHONE VIDEO COURTESY OF CONTRALINEA MAGAZINE - AP CLIENTS ONLY Unknown location between Oaxaca City and San Juan Copala, 27 April 5. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) David Venegas Reyes, Mexican activist: "Today, Tuesday April 27th a group of approximately 20 people tried to get into San Juan Copala, a peaceful community. It is now approximately 6 pm. Four of us are here, myself David Venegas. Each one should say his name..." 6. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) David Cilia, Reporter for Contralinea magazine: "My name is David Cilia, a reporter for Contralinea magazine, I have a bullet in my right leg and in my left side. We are not far from the road." 7. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Erika Ramirez, Reporter for Contralinea magazine: "My name is Erika Ramirez, reporter for Contralinea magazine, I'm fine, I have no injuries. It has been three hours since we managed to take shelter from those paramilitaries. We want to say that if something happens to us it is because of the slow reaction from the government in coming to our aid." 8. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Noe Bautista, Mexican activist: "I'm Noe Bautista Jimenez, I have a bullet in my right buttock, another one in my right shoulder." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Oaxaca City, 29 April ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 9. Various of Noe Bautista arriving at hospital and being welcomed by friends 10. Exteriors of hospital STORYLINE Mexican authorities rescued two journalists on Friday who were stranded for nearly three days among feuding militants after a caravan of rights activists was caught in a deadly ambush. Photographer David Cilia, who was shot in the attack, and reporter Erika Ramirez were escorted by police out of a remote Triqui indigenous community, the scene of a violent dispute between rival political factions. A police helicopter was called in when another two Mexican activists emerged from the area with word that Cilia and Ramirez were alive and increasingly desperate for help. Noe Bautista and David Venegas arrived at Oaxaca on Thursday night with video showing that the two reporters were still alive. The four had remained hidden in the forest since their convoy was ambushed on Tuesday by an armed group. Bautista got a bullet impact on his right shoulder, the stomach and his right buttock while Venegas only suffered a few scratches while escaping. After filming two videos of their situation with their cellphones, the two Mexican activists walked for over eight hours till they reached a highway and managed to get to the nearest town. The two journalists stayed behind and were rescued on Friday. The journalists were in stable condition and were being treated for injuries and dehydration in the town of Juxtlahuaca. Two activists were killed in the Tuesday attack: Finnish human rights worker Jyri Jaakkola was shot in the head as the caravan came to a halt at a roadblock and gunmen opened fire. Mexican political activist Beatriz Carino Trujillo also was killed. Jaakkola was a member of a small, Finnish civil rights group, Uusi Tuuli (New Wind), based in the southwestern city of Turku. The caravan also included members of a Mexican radical leftist movement that seized control of the Oaxacan capital for five months in 2006 in a failed attempt to dislodge the governor of Oaxaca. State authorities have questioned whether the foreigners were adequately informed about the risks and nature of the outing, and there were fears a long-standing conflict between the street activists and the government could be reignited. Participants say five Europeans took part in the convoy of 27 people. Cars were draped with banners declaring that press and international observers were on board. Aside from Jaakkola and one other Finn, the nationalities of the other Europeans were unclear. Survivors of the attack hid in the bush and gradually made their way on foot beyond the disputed area. Some were detained and robbed by gunmen as they found their way back to the highway and hitched rides toward the state capital. State police could only enter the area for short periods of time, concerned that rescuers might be attacked, too. The Mexico City-based journalists, in their early 30s, accompanied the caravan, hoping to get a rare glimpse of life in San Juan Copala. The community, which is controlled by a faction seeking greater autonomy from the state government and its ruling party, reportedly has been cut off from the outside world and has suffered from shortages of food and electricity. 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APTN APEX 04-30-10 1935EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: Haiti Earthquake Friday, 30 April 2010 STORY:Haiti Earthquake- REPLAY Ongoing efforts to help farmers of hard-hit village LENGTH: 02:35 FIRST RUN: 2030 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Creole/Nats SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 644408 DATELINE: Various - 30 April 2010 LENGTH: 02:35 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST Haut Papette 1. Various shots of farming community where shelters are being built 2. Various shots of worker assembling shelter 3. Wide shot of workers assembling shelter with farmer Andres Senvoy watching, who also owns the land 4. Set-up shot of shelter architect doing measurements 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Adam Kalopsidotis, Shelter architect: "When we turn up with the lorries with the houses on, people are very happy. They run out shouting 'got it, got it' sometimes. Yes, they are very happy with them." 6. Workers carrying frame 7. Various shots of workers assembling frame 8. SOUNDBITE: (Creole) Andres Senvoy, Farmer: "Yes, I am happy. This is God's work." 9. Set-up shot of homeless resident Jannette Cantave walking among rubble 10. SOUNDBITE: (Creole) Jannette Cantave, Homeless resident: "I don't really like (it), because it has plastic walls. I prefer the other ones, with the wooden walls." 11. Pan left of temporary tent shelter to semi-permanent new shelter 12. Homeless residents living in tent Port-Au-Prince 13. Wide of workers surveying destroyed homes in the Pacot neighbourhood 14. Various of shelters built by the International Organisation for Migration 15. Resident walking into new shelter 16. Two women looking out of shelter 17. Close up of woman's face 18. Wide of new shelters STORYLINE The race to build more permanent shelters for the hundreds of thousands of homeless Haitians has picked up over the last few weeks, as the sense of urgency over the rainy season and the upcoming hurricane season deepens. Several factors have opened the way for non-governmental organisations to start work, such as ground rules for building shelters, financing, and in some areas, land has finally become available through leases providing space for building. Shelter architect Adam Kalopsidotis, who works for Dutch relief group Cordaid, said that residents are always happy to see them deliver the shelters. But the effort is still slow and fraught with pitfalls and difficulties, leaving the majority of displaced people without any hope of a more permanent answer to their homelessness. And not all are happy with the choices, complaining some of the semi-permanent shelters lack features like solid walls, which give many a sense of security in what can be a lawless environment where the weak are preyed upon by gangs and criminals. "I don't really like (it), because it has plastic walls. I prefer the other ones, with the wooden walls," said 61-year-old Jannette Cantave, who lost her cinder-block home and her husband to the earthquake and now shares a plastic-covered shack with five other family members. Nevertheless some have reasons to be optimistic. Farmers in the hard-hit village of Haut Papette have solid reasons for hope. They are rising up on the foundations of cinderblock homes that crumbled in the January 12 quake, framed in pressure-treated US pine, roofed in galvanised steel and anchored in newly poured concrete. The 150 structures Cordaid expects to finish next week when it fastens on tarpaulin walls that are the vanguard of the more than 130-thousand semi-permanent shelters international relief groups hope to construct in coming months. The going has been excruciatingly slow, however, due to the crawling pace of rubble removal in Port-au-Prince, where the damage is centered, and the vexing issue of land ownership. Some 70 percent of people in the capital who lost homes in the quake, an estimated 1.3 (m) million Haitians, are renters so relief organisations can't build them dwellings on land they don't own or at least lease long term. At the same time, suitable land is scarce. The aid groups in charge of providing the so-called transitional shelters have been frustrated by the Haitian government's inability to provide enough adequate land. A big part of why hundreds of thousands of homeless are still living in flimsy stick-and-tarp contraptions on every inch of public space in Port-au-Prince as well as 82 privately owned schools is the expectation that these transitional shelters will become permanent dwellings. In the hard-hit Pacot neighbourhood of Port-Au-Prince the International Organisation for Migration is heading another effort to provide homes to the displaced. These shelters are being built atop the ruins of the destroyed homes of residents. Land ownership issues are thus avoided and the pace of construction has consequently picked up. Though they are anything but palatial, they range from 12 to 18 square metres (129 to 194 square feet) and lack plumbing and sanitation. 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APTN APEX 04-30-10 1935EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: Venezuela Militias Friday, 30 April 2010 STORY:Venezuela Militias- REPLAY Visit to a boot camp of Venezuela's Boliviarian Militia LENGTH: 02:41 FIRST RUN: 2030 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Spanish/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 644407 DATELINE: Various dates and locations LENGTH: 02:41 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: Valles del Tuy, 10 April 2010 1. Various of militia soldiers in a line, shouting: "Socialist homeland or death, good morning my commander" 2. Various of soldiers maintaining weapons 2. Mid women militia soldiers putting bullets in a (rifle) magazine 3. Pan left from official in a tower to soldiers on drill 4. Close woman shooting a rifle 5. Pan right women shooting rifles 6. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Maria Henriquez, militia soldier: "We are not here to kill anybody, we are a peaceful country and we are training because if any other country needs our help we will help it, because we are not killers, we are peaceful people." 7. Pan right woman carrying a rifle and walking in a forest, as part of the militia training 8. Mid militia soldiers walking through forest 9. Various militia soldiers crawling and passing through obstacles during training 10. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Second Master Jesus Lozano Sanchez, corps' national coordinator: "We will defend our commander's life and we will find out how to strengthen the revolution with the commander, we are not thinking in a scenario without the commander, with (Venezuelan President Hugo) Chavez everything and nothing without him." Caracas, 13 April 2010 11. Zoom out Chavez waving to the crowd and to members of the militia from an open jeep 12. Wide members of the Bolivarian (civil) militia attending the 8th anniversary of the return of Chavez to the presidency 13. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan President: "You know what you would have to do, simply take all power in Venezuela, absolutely all, sweep away the bourgeoisie from all political and economic spaces." 14. Mid militia soldiers showing their weapons and shouting, (Spanish): "Unefa (army university) socialist, armed and always ready." Caracas, 14 April 2010 15. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Elias Buchszer, Retired Admiral: "He is thinking to stay (as a president after 2012) at all cost and the only way is to have a militia, a Pretorian Guard which will fight to keep him in power." Valles del Tuy, 10 April 2010 16. Mid women militia soldiers shooting an anti tank cannon 17. Wide soldiers in the middle of a smoke cloud 18. Pan across militia soldiers celebrating and saying they will give their lives for their president STORYLINE: A two-day visit by AP journalists to a boot camp of Venezuela's Bolivarian Militia revealed a spirited group of mostly working-class men and women, from students to retirees, who are united by their militant support for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and their willingness to defend his government. Some Venezuelans believe Chavez's warnings that the US "empire" might attack one day, and he has called on recruits to be ready to lay down their lives if necessary to battle "any threat, foreign or domestic." Yet Venezuela has never fought a war against any nation, and if it never does the militia is still a practical tool for Chavez to engage his supporters, rally nationalist fervour and intimidate any opponents who might consider another coup like the one he survived in 2002. One of the militia's guiding principles is constantly drilled into the group as they salute in unison shouting: "Socialist homeland or death! We will be victorious!" Members of the volunteer force range from the unemployed to electricians, bank tellers and social workers. Most of those interviewed during the training a week ago said they either benefit from free state education programmes or work as public employees. They are unpaid but receive about seven US dollars to offset transport costs for each event they attend, usually on weekends. As part of the training, they line up at a firing range aiming decades-old Belgian-made FAL rifles at red bull's-eyes on paper targets 80 yards (75 metres) away. They practice reacting to an ambush in the forest, camouflaged with mud-smeared faces and with dry grass stuck in the collars of their uniforms. Practicing urban warfare, they fire blanks into an abandoned building in a raid on hostage-takers. Their instructors, including both experienced militia troops and army officers, say one objective is to ready them for "asymmetrical war" or a war of resistance against an occupying force. They allude to insurgents battling US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Chavez has made a priority of building up the militia, which has absorbed some members of a former reserve corps. He has repeatedly warned of multiple potential threats: the United States, US-allied Colombia and also the Venezuelan "oligarchy," as he labels opponents. Chavez addressed an estimated 35-thousand militia members at an outdoor rally on April 13th, the eighth anniversary of his return to power after the failed 2002 coup, and warned that any attempt to overthrow him again would fail. Wearing the red beret of his army years, Chavez unsheathed a sword that once belonged to the 19th century independence hero Simon Bolivar, the inspiration of his Bolivarian Revolution movement, and held it up as he swore in militia troops. He said without giving details that he is sure some opponents hope to assassinate him. It is unclear how many committed, trained militia fighters Chavez could count on in a crisis. One top aide, Public Works Minister Diosdado Cabello, said there are already 120-thousand in the militia and that it could grow to 200-thousand. Chavez opponents call those figures grossly exaggerated, but they're still alarmed that government loyalists are being armed across the country. Chavez, who is up for re-election in 2012, has recently seen his popularity slip as his government struggles with electricity shortages, a recession and 26-percent inflation. Retired Rear Admiral Elias Buchszer, a Chavez opponent, described the militia as Chavez's personal army, or a "Praetorian Guard." He said despite Chavez's talk about repelling a US invasion, the militia is really aimed at maintaining control, keeping him in power. 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APTN APEX 04-30-10 1935EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: Afghanistan US Friday, 30 April 2010 STORY:Afghanistan US- REPLAY Petraeus warns of hard times ahead for Kandahar LENGTH: 02:01 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 644399 DATELINE: Kandahar - 30 April 2010 LENGTH: 02:01 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST 1. Wide shot of General David Petraeus, the head of US Central Command, and Kandahar Governor, Tooryalai Wesa, arriving for news conference 2. Commander of ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) and US forces in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, talking to US army officer 3. Foreign diplomats and US soldier 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) General David Petraeus, Head of US Central Command: "There have been tough moments here in Kandahar in recent weeks, that is well known and we know that there will be more tough moments in the weeks and months ahead. As we learned in Iraq, and as we have relearned in Afghanistan, when you fight to take away the momentum and the sanctuaries and safe havens of the enemy, the enemy fights back. And that can be a difficult and tough fight. But that is something that is necessary because the mission here in Afghanistan is of extraordinary importance to the Afghan people, to the region, and indeed to the world. It was right here in Kandahar that the 9-11 (2001) attacks were planned." 5. Cutaway of cameramen 6. Mid shot of Petraeus, Wesa and Major General Nick Carter during news conference 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) General David Petraeus, Head of US Central Command: "The operation in Kandahar is not going to be a conventional offensive. It is rather a series of precise operations out around the city and then increasing the security presence to capitalise on what those operations have achieved. Now, as I mentioned, the enemy fights back, and our experience in Iraq was that it got harder before it got easier." 8. Wide shot of the end of the press conference 9. Wide of end of news conference 10. Generals walking away after news conference STORYLINE Tough times are ahead for Kandahar in southern Afghanistan where thousands of US, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) and Afghan forces are gearing up for the latest offensive of the war, a top US general said in an unannounced visit there on Friday. General David Petraeus, the head of US Central Command, toured areas in and around Kandahar to bolster support for the military operation aimed at routing the Taliban from their southern stronghold. "There have been tough moments here in Kandahar in recent weeks, that is well known and we know that there will be more tough moments in the weeks and months ahead," said Petraeus, whose command oversees both Iraq and Afghanistan. "As we learned in Iraq, and as we have relearned in Afghanistan, when you fight to take away the momentum and the sanctuaries and safe havens of the enemy, the enemy fights back. And that can be a difficult and tough fight," he added. US troops are already flowing into the area - part of the 30-thousand US reinforcements US President Barack Obama deployed to the war. The international troops, partnered with Afghan security forces, will secure areas around the city that has witnessed a rash of insurgent attacks in recent months. If NATO's counterinsurgency strategy works, the improved security will give the Afghan government a chance to gain better footing in Kandahar, a hotbed of militant and criminal activity, and the international community can ramp up aid to improve the quality of life for residents. "The operation in Kandahar is not going to be a conventional offensive. It is rather a series of precise operations out around the city," Petraeus said. 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APTN APEX 04-30-10 1935EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: Russia Powers Friday, 30 April 2010 STORY:Russia Powers- REPLAY Grandson of shot down WW2 U-2 spy plane pilot returns to Moscow LENGTH: 02:23 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Russian/English/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 644393 DATELINE: Moscow - 30 April 2010 LENGTH: 02:23 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of the exterior of the Museum of the Armed Forces, Moscow 2. Wide of main stairs in museum 3. Tilt down from an SA-2 missile among models of war planes, to the remains of the U-2 American spy plane 4. Various of damaged engine and tail of U-2 spy plane 5. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Vladimir Afanasyev, Senior Researcher of the Museum of the Armed Forces: "During the parade (on 1 May, 1960), our leaders were informed that a plane had been detected over the territory of the Soviet Union. Naturally, no one knew what type of plane it was - a reconnaissance plane or a bomber. An order was given to destroy it. In the area of Sverdlovsk, the plane was shot down by the missile division where Voronin was the chief of staff." 6. Wide of pictures of the U-2 plane and its pilot, Francis Gary Powers 7. Wide of Francis Gary Powers Junior, the son of U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers Senior, showing a Russian visitor aerial photos of the city of Sverdlovsk which were taken by a U-2 pilot during a reconnaissance flight prior to the U-2 accident 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Gary Powers Jr, son of U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers Senior: "In 1960, when my father was shot down, it was the height of the Cold War. Between 1960, when my father was shot down, on May 1st, to 1962, the Cuban missile crisis, are the hottest years of the Cold War, the most tensed, the most dramatic." 9. Wide shot of the SA-2, a ground-to-air missile - the type of missile that shot down Powers' plane 10. Close up of photo of Gary Powers Senior in a pilot's helmet 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Gary Powers Junior, son of U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers Senior: "This week marks a 50th anniversary of the U-2 incident. I've come to Moscow to commemorate anniversary to show the international aspects of the Cold War history and to help and to give an appeal to the Russian people to help preserve this history for future generations. It's very important that we understand cold war history now, so that we understand the world we live in." 12. Wide of Powers Junior with visitors STORYLINE: Fifty years ago on Saturday, US pilot Francis Gary Powers was shot down while flying a U-2 spy plane over the Soviet Union, in a dramatic episode of the Cold War that pushed the rival superpowers closer to confrontation. Now his son has come to Moscow on a mission of his own. By telling his late father's story, he hopes to help preserve Cold War history and prevent future generations of Russians and Americans from ever again facing the threat of nuclear war. The younger Powers joined Russian military historians in speaking to soldiers and cadets at the Central Armed Forces Museum in Moscow, where the charred wreckage of his father's U-2 spy plane is on display. He had travelled to Russia twice in the 1990s, but this was his first time speaking publicly. "It's very important that we understand Cold War history now, so that we understand the world we live in," the pilot's 44-year-old son, Francis Gary Powers Junior, said on Friday. The visit of Powers Junior came as Washington and Moscow try to improve current relations, recently signing a deal on reducing their nuclear arsenals. On May 1, 1960, Francis Gary Powers Senior was in the cockpit of the world's highest-flying plane, concentrating on keeping his course steady to film Soviet military bases far below, when he saw an orange flash all around him. His plane had been hit by a Soviet surface-to-air missile. He parachuted to safety but was quickly captured. In the months before Powers' plane was shot down, Moscow and Washington had been moving cautiously toward a thaw. The U-2 incident shattered these efforts. After months of KGB interrogation, Powers was sentenced to 10 years in prison in August 1960. But he was exchanged for KGB spy Colonel Rudolph Abel on 10 February 1962. Back from Soviet captivity, Powers went through debriefings by Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officers unwilling to believe that his plane had been shot down by a Soviet missile. Powers was eventually exonerated. He worked as a test pilot for Lockheed until 1970, then flew a light plane as a traffic reporter and later worked as a pilot for a Los Angeles television station. He died when his helicopter crashed on August 1, 1977. Powers Junior has dedicated his professional life to preserving Cold War history. His own museum, affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution and essentially a travelling exhibit since he founded it in 1996, has just found its first permanent home on a former Army communications base outside Washington, DC. He also runs spy tours of the US capital. 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HOUSE FLOOR DEBATE: The House meets for legislative business. One Minute Speeches Last votes at 2:00 p.m. H.R. 3 - Expanding Stem Cell Research (Rep. DeGette - Energy and Commerce) (Three Hours of Debate) Postponed vote on H.Res. 15 - Mourning the passing of President Gerald Rudolph Ford and celebrating his leadership and service to the people of the U.S. 16:00:10.8 perhaps most important of all, the iraqis do not want more american troops in iraq. in fact, if there is one thing that unites iraqis, it is a desire that american forces should not remain indefinitely. . furthermore, by continuing to 16:00:35.6 bear the brunt the united states have shouldered defending their own country and government. we refocus on training iraqi security forces we need to push the sunnis and shiites to make the political compromises that are the necessary conditions to 16:00:53.5 any reconciliation process. i have been arguing for more than two years that the struggle in iraq is primary a political one. the iraqi study group and numerous outside groups have pressed the government to make the iraqi government make the 16:01:09.9 hard decisions on minority rights, the equitable distribution of oil rights that could undermine support for she yit max mallists. the united states must convene a regional conference to stem 16:01:27.2 the flow of weapon and foreign fighters into iraq and pursue common strategies in pursuit of reconstruction. there is hard evidence that iran is facilitating the flow of weapons, trainers to control 16:01:45.7 its neighbor. and the porous syrian border continues to be a trapsyept point for jihaddies to attack u.s. troops and iraqi 16:01:58.7 civilians. our efforts in iraq cannot be pursued in a vacuum. there must be a renewed effort to restart peace negotiations between israel and the palestinians. this week's passage of the 9/11 implementation bill improves 16:02:17.7 our ads and information in the muslim world and expanding u.s. scholarship exchange. mr. speaker, fail dwrur is unacceptable. but -- failure is unacceptable, but so is staying the course. i hope the first real debate we 16:02:34.5 have had in years will convince the president to listen to those calling for a new way forward and not more of the same. mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: thank you gentleman from california. for what purpose the gentleman 16:02:49.9 from alabama rise? >> to address the house for five minutes. >> mr. speaker, today i rise to congratulate, pay tribute and honor a great jurist who has served on the bench for over 40 years in his home state of 16:03:06.8 alabama. born on december 6, 1935 to ruby and jessie clifton, he grew up in win zoint, alabama, and graduated in 1954. he pursued his undergraduate degree at birmingham southern 16:03:24.4 college and attended the cummer beland school of law and obtained his law degree from 16:03:33.3 the university of alabama school of law. he joined the faculty at the cummer be land school of law which moved to birmingham, alabama, which is known today as sanford university. he authored "history of a 16:03:52.7 lawsuit" eighth edition. in 1958 he married his high school sweetheart, mary francis brown and they have been married for over 48 years. they have won son who is married to caroline mcdoonled 16:04:10.0 two grandchildren. in 1962 he began soying as a judge of the court of law and equity in win zoint and served there until 1973. in 1977 he took office as one 16:04:25.9 of two judges serving the 25th judicial circuit and has remained on the bench for 30 years. he has served the public for more than 40 years and presided over each case that has come before him with integrity and 16:04:43.4 impartiality. he has a brilliant legal mind, but most important he has compassion for all individuals regardless of their background or their social standing. he is a man of faith, prayer, and integrity. 16:04:56.8 who has a great love for his family, his country, and his god. he has taken his job seriously from the first day he stepped up to the bench to preside. in addition to his responsibilities on the bench, 16:05:12.2 he has been a businessman and pastored a church for over 40 years. mr. speaker, i know all these things to be true about this individual and about his character and reputation because i have personally observed them. 16:05:28.7 many times members don't always have that kind of perspective when they come to the floor. i can say these things in all truthfulness as i stand here on the floor of the u.s. house of representatives this man, bobby aderholt, is my dad. 16:05:48.2 i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: thank you. gentleman from alabama. for what purpose the gentleman from michigan rise? mr. stupak: i ask unanimous consent to address the house 16:06:04.0 for five minutes and revise and extend my remarks the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. stupak: i rise to commend a new congress addressing high energy prices. many americans have a hard time understanding arbitrary reasons for fluctuations in gas prices. as the chairman or v of the 16:06:21.0 energy and commerce subcommittee i look forward to bringing transparency to the oil and gas markets to clarify their effect on gas prices. a recent example of confusing market behavior was in september and october of 2006. just before the november 16:06:35.1 election. gas prices dropped an average of 60 crepts per gallon. this 6 -cent drop occurred despite the fact there were pipeline disruptions in alaska and indications opec would cut oil production. 16:06:51.9 gas prices dropped 60 cents a gallon in september and october, crude prices dropped 10 cents. the american petroleum institute, a.p.i., spent millions on public relations 16:07:08.8 campaigns convincing the american people that oil companies are victims of crude prices and have it will toll say in the final price of gasoline. a.p.i. insists that the price of a gallon of gas is directly related to the barrel of crude 16:07:25.3 oil. before the election we have a 60 cent a gallon drop in gas prices and a 10 cent drop in the price of crude. they have been accused of purposely drop gas prices to 16:07:41.0 help the republican candidates. earlier this month national public radio featured a representative who argued that oil companies intentionally dropped the price of gas to influence the november 16:07:56.9 elections. now prices have increased an average of 15 cents a gallon. oil companies were able to significantly reduce the price of gas in september and october. and increased the price without a corresponding change in the price of crude oil. this is not the first time oil 16:08:13.5 companies have been accused of manipulating oil prices. internal memos have revealed bill oil limited refinery companies to limit the supply, cost and price of gasoline. 16:08:29.2 after hurricane katrina refiners, wholesalers and 16:08:33.4 retailers charged significantly higher prices that were not the result of either increased costs or market trends. however, because there is no federal energy price gouging law in place, the federal trade commission cannot even 16:08:49.1 prosecute this price gouging practice. for too long oil companies have benefited from tax breaks, government subsidies and lax oversight. oil companies have made record profits at the expense of the american people. 16:09:04.6 the u.s. house of representatives will consider legislation to end the tax breaks and special subsidies for bill oil. these tack breaks and subsidies will be reallocated to promote alternative oil sources to end our nation's addiction to oil. i look forward to having an 16:09:22.8 open and honest debate on my legislation to create a federal law against price gouging for gasoline, crude. i look forward to regulate o.t.c. trades. 16:09:38.2 i will reintroduce my legislation, prevent unfair manipulation of prices act to improve oversight and strengthen penalties for traders who attempt to illegally minute these markets. the oil company enjoyed record profits while americans 16:09:54.9 suffered with record high prices, minimal oversight and price manipulation. the american people have chosen a new direction electing democratic majorities in the house and the senate. i look forward to address high energy prices, stop price 16:10:12.1 gouging and stand up for the american consumer. mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: thank you, gentleman from michigan. for what purpose the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to 16:10:27.5 address the house for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> i rise to acknowledge the great contribution coach dick hoak has made to professional athletics, the pittsburgh steelers and people of pennsylvania. 16:10:44.3 he announced his retirement on january 1 of this year. he can look back on his 45 years as part of the steelers organization. this is an unprecedented run and a shiny example of a business best known for 16:11:00.2 instability rather than longevity with a team. the first was not spent on the sidelines but on the playing field. dick hoak was drafted by the steelers after an impressive career in fblet, basketball in 16:11:18.3 high school, a single game scoring record of 39 points and playing four years for joe paterno's penn state nittany lions. he was named the m.v.p. throughout his playing career 16:11:32.1 with the steelers, dick hoak showed he was a talented athlete and dedicated teammate. he led his team in rushing three times and is the fifth ranked rusher in steeler history with 3,965 yards rushing. 16:11:48.4 he has 146 receptions, 33 touchdowns and a pro bowl appearance. for many players the culmination of such an impressive record would have been enough to end a career. dick hoak's commitment to pittsburgh and the steelers would not end there. 16:12:05.2 one year after retiring, dick hoak turned down an stant coaching job at the university of pittsburgh and joined the steelers organization as assistant coach under coach chuck noll. he coached franco harris 16:12:22.8 through four super bowls, a championship legacy he would later recapture under bill cowher. the steelers dominated the league in rushing yardage over the 15 seasons he coached for bill cowher they led the league 16:12:42.3 in many areas. the super bowl win not only capped dick hoak's career, it made dick hoak one of the three people in the steelers organization and possibly the only coach in nfl history to have six super bowl appearances 16:13:00.2 and five super bowl rings with one team. dick hoak never left pennsylvania out of his thoughts. over his long career, coach hoch was offered positions away from his home state. his undying loyalty to the 16:13:20.4 rooney family kept him in pennsylvania. he never left to take an offensive coordinator position with the raiders. coach dick hoak put his family 16:13:31.7 first and remained loyal to his team in western pennsylvania. coach hoak living in greensburg in a house he has owned since his early days of coaching. western pennsylvania had a 16:13:47.3 steady hand at the helm of a winning offense. now his storied career is over, dick hoak can look forward to spending quality time with another winning team, his family. his wife lyn, his children kelly, katie and rich, and seven grandchildren including 16:14:05.0 my nephews, michael, daniele and donovan shuster are happy to have more time with their pap pap. those values that traps late from the football field to every day life and he embodied 16:14:20.1 them with class. not only, dick hoak represents the american dream. he is an american success story who shows if you work hard enough and remain dedicated to your goals you can succeed. 16:14:38.6 i'm happy to say congratulations and thank you for being there when we needed you, coach hoak. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: thank you gentleman from pennsylvania. for what purpose the gentleman from missouri rise >> to address the house for 16:14:52.6 five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman shall have five minutes to address the house the house. >> thank you, mr. speaker. today was a remarkable day in this new 110th congress. 16:15:08.8 this house in a bipartisan way came together under the leadership of diana degette of colorado and michael castle of delaware to pass a bipartisan measure with a strong vote, 253-174, a bill that would 16:15:28.6 expand stem cell research in this country and lead to great cures. cures with promise to help people under the around their lives, people that have suffered through life threatening diseases. 16:15:43.2 . stem cell research helps those who suffer from heart disease, various cansers, diabetes, alzheimer's, kidney disease, liver disease, parkinson's, to name a few. 16:16:01.3 breakthroughs in research is happening every day. but with the bill passed today in congress, even more can be done to provide hope and life-saving cures to the millions of americans affected by these diseases. while there are ethical issues surrounding -- medical research 16:16:18.4 of any kind, i did not believe that we should unreasonably restrict new medical research and prevent americans from receiving life-saving treatments. president bush's current restrictions are unreasonable and arbitrary. 16:16:34.6 i believe that it is imperative that legislation concerning stem cell research retains strong ethical standards over the conduct of research. and the bill passed today provides such high standards. many people have asked me about 16:16:51.8 my best day during my first term in the 109th congress that just concluded. i can say without question the day was may 24, 2005, because it was a day that gave the best 16:17:07.5 hope for life-saving cures for so many. those hopes were unfortunately dashed when president bush veitowed the bill, h.r. 810, in the last congress. -- vetoed the bill, h.r. 810, in the last congress. 16:17:23.2 we passed this by an even stronger bipartisan vote. and i expect it will go to the senate and pass there again with another strong bipartisan vote. and i would urge the president to reconsider his position. so many people's lives, quality of lives for their families 16:17:41.7 depend on this research continuing. this bill, as i said, contained detailed ethical standards on this type of research, and that is an important part of this legislation going forward. 16:17:59.2 this issue has united americans and actually united this congress in powerful ways and with a strong voice. my home state of missouri has taken a lead in this debate. the expanding stem cell research 16:18:14.6 is supported by 72% of americans from across the political spectrum. and that goes for my home state of missouri. this past movie, -- this past 16:18:30.4 november, they supported stem cell research that holds the potential for life-saving cures. our state passed a ballot initiative that ensures missourians will have access to any stem cell research and cures that are allowed under federal 16:18:43.5 law and available to other americans. and it also included strong ethical standards for conducting that research. acting in response to the countless americans who want a new direction in this new congress, we have begun to 16:19:00.1 respond. today, the people's house truly acted on behalf of the american people and generations to come. members from both sides of the aisle came together in support of the pursuit of life-saving cures and passed h.r. 3, the 16:19:16.6 stem cell research act. it is my strong hope that the message of hope sent by both the american people and their representatives will be heard by president bush. by signaling -- by signing this 16:19:31.5 vital legislation now into law, the president can provide the hope of potential life-saving cures to millions of americans. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: thank 16:19:44.8 you, the gentleman from missouri. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? mr. kuhl: i rise to ask unanimous consent to address the house for five minutes and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. kuhl: mr. speaker, i rise to make the house aware of a big 16:20:01.1 problem in my congressional district in upstate new york. the west valley demonstration project, which is located here, was created by congress in 1980 so solidify in glass the nuclear waste leftover from a variety of 16:20:16.5 sources, include defense atomic waste. this project successfully had all of the high-level waste on the site over the next two decades, placing the waste in safe glass containers ready to store in a permanent storage facility. 16:20:31.7 west valley is unique in the department of energy system in that the site is owned by the state of new york, but the operation is funded 90% by the federal government and 10% by the state of new york. well, there is little question that the waste is in large part federal waste. 16:20:49.3 the federal government is not owning up to its responsibility to completely clean the site so that it can be returned to the community of west valley and reused for economic development opportunities. there is now a grave problem that threatens all of us. some of the radiation has leaked 16:21:06.7 into the groundwater and formed a plume, that's shown here on chart two. the plume continues to grow and threatens streams on the site. these streams feed into larger 16:21:25.4 tributaries which empties into the largest body of fresh water into the world. i repeat that. the largest body of fresh water into the world, the great lakes. lake erie's shores are only 25 miles away. 16:21:40.3 better shown on this chart. west valley demonstration program, the creeks to lake erie. it was estimated that the cleanup of this plume would require the removal of four million cubic feet of soil just 16:21:58.0 a few years ago. current estimates suggest 30 million cubic feet of soil would need to be removed to eliminate the threat if done today. the federal government is simply -- has simply moved the ropes around the area. 16:22:12.3 rather than cleaning it up a few years ago when the problem was first noticed, the department of energy has roped off the area, allowed it to grow and grow and grow. i will be introducing legislation, once again during this term of congress, mr. speaker, to direct the 16:22:28.2 department of energy to take immediate possession of the western new york nuclear service center at west valley and remediate the entire site, including this dangerous plume. the department of energy would be responsible for all costs of the cleanup as new york state 16:22:45.4 neither has the resources nor the ability to do so. this is a federal problem that requires federal attention. the nuclear regulatory commission would be given authority to regulate activities of the department of energy at west valley and consult with the 16:23:01.2 new york state environmental conservation in executing the remediation. the west valley remediation act would replace and supersede the west valley demonstration project act of 1980 if adopted but does not reduce any of the acts decontamination or 16:23:17.6 decommissioning provisions. appropriations are roughly $95 million per year would be authorized to implement the act. 16:23:26.0 and additional appropriations would also be authorized to benefit the community. the department of energy is then precluded from transporting any additional hazardous or radioactive waste to the site for purpose of treatment or disposal. 16:23:39.1 most importantly, the site would be cleaned and returned to its natural state, and the great lakes would no longer be threatened taking care of a potential international environmental hazard of monumental proportions. mr. speaker, i hope you and my 16:23:56.3 colleagues would work with me and the senate to find a solution to this problem. thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for 16:24:19.7 what purpose does the gentleman from ohio rise? mr. kucinich: request permission to address the house for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman shall have five minutes to address the house. mr. kucinich: i thank the speaker. yesterday, mr. speaker, i began to circulate a plan among 16:24:37.7 members of congress to establish a path towards the united states exiting iraq. as we know, the administration has prepared to escalate the 16:24:54.0 conflict. they intend to increase troop levels to an unprecedented number without establishing an ending date. it is important for congress to oppose the troop surge, but that is not enough. we must respond powerfully to 16:25:08.7 take steps to end the occupation , close u.s. bases in iraq and bring our troops home. these steps are necessary preconditions to the u.s. extraindicating itself in irke through the establishment of an 16:25:24.3 international security and peacekeeping force. congress, as a co-equal branch of government, has a responsibility here. congress, under article 1, section 8 of the united states constitution, has the war-making power. 16:25:39.8 congress appropriates funds for the war. congress does not dispense with its obligation to the american people simply by opposing a troop surge in iraq. it's simply not credible to maintain one opposes the war and yet continues to fund it. 16:25:54.7 and this contradiction runs as a deep faultline through our politician, undermining public trust and the political process and if you oppose the war, then don't vote to fund it. if you have money that can be 16:26:10.7 used to bring the troops home or to prosecute the war, do not say you want to bring the troops home while you appropriate money to keep them fighting a war in iraq that cannot be won militarily. that is why the administration should be notified now that 16:26:26.4 congress will not approve of the appropriations requests of up to $160 billion in the spring for the purposes of continuing the occupation and the war. continuing to fund the war is not a plan. it would represent a continueation of a disaster. 16:26:42.3 in addition to halting funding of the war, a parallel process is needed. and i've offered such a comprehensive plan to this congress. and i'm asking members of congress for their thoughtful consideration. i would like to review some of the aspects of that plan. 16:26:57.2 first and foremost, the united states must announce that it would end the occupation, close military bases and withdraw. the insurgency has been fueled by the occupation, and the prospect of long-term presence as indicated by the building of permanent bases. 16:27:12.9 a u.s. declaration of an intention to withdraw the troops and close bases will dampen the insurgency, which has been inspired to resist colonization and fight invaders and those who help support u.s. policy. furthermore, this will provide an opening with parties in iraq 16:27:29.7 and in the region can set the stage for negotiations towards peaceful settlement. now it's urgent that congress take a stand now to take a new direction. the president last night articulated a plan for more war. he'll have our troops fighting 16:27:46.3 door to door with greater intensity. we'll be in iraq longer, but there's another thing the president did and there's another reason why it's urgent for us to act. this president, that i want everyone hear very carefully to 16:28:02.2 this, this president is setting a stage for a war against iran. we all know this. it's not a secret. he's talking about moving an aircraft carrier into the region, giving patriot missiles to our allies in the region. he has rattled the saber with 16:28:18.7 respect to iran. he doesn't want to talk to their government, doesn't want to deal 16:28:23.2 with syria. this president has only one talent and that is the talent to make war and an illegal war at that, i might add. congress has to assume its power again to defend the american people, to defend the international community. 16:28:38.8 this administration's on the rampage. the president at the delicate condition of things in iraq would rattle the saber against iran shows you the extent to which the administration has no intention of working to achieve 16:28:55.6 peace. that's why congress has to push now for the administration to end the occupation, close military bases and withdraw. we have to announce that we're going to use the existing funds to bring the troops home and bring the equipment home. we have to order a simultaneous 16:29:10.7 return of all u.s. contractors to the united states and turn over all contracting work to the iraqi government. when we do that, when we take those steps, then the world community can be inspired that there's a new america that 16:29:25.7 they'll cooperate with. but until we do that we're on our own. and our troops are on their own, caught in the middle of a civil war. i'll continue this in the next hour with congresswoman waters. i thank the chair for his indulgens. 16:29:42.2 the speaker pro tempore: thank you, the gentleman from ohio. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from ohio rise? the gentlewoman from ohio will 16:30:14.2 asked for by our president last night. president bush cannot lead america to military victory in iraq, absent of viable, political solution that puts iraq's internal affairs back together and redeploys our 16:30:29.8 soldiers out of the role of being an occupying force. . his statement is three years too late and hundreds of thousands of soldiers short. the president refuses to see that his strategy to combat terrorism is transforming iraq 16:30:48.7 into an islamic shiia state, with the relegation of the sunni and the escape of christians. is this lopsided result really in the interest of regional peace? 16:31:04.0 long term? why should ourst forces, the president says he wants to deploy to baghdad and anbar province do the cleanup work for the new shiia led government. 16:31:18.5 the growing insurgency inside iraq, and american sentiment inside and outside of iraq will not be quelled by more u.s. troops. it will ripen it. there is now only one choice. iraq must take responsibility for its own security as part of 16:31:36.6 a broader political solution that works. but how can that political solution work when minorities in iraq feel so underrepresented. that is why the international community and iraq's neighbors must, no matter how difficult, 16:31:54.3 become engaged in diplomatic evidents. throughout the muslim and persian world the president's policies have emboldened anti-american leader in ilan, syria, bahrain, saudi arabia, 16:32:09.7 egypt, pakistan, even the horn of africa now. the bush docket religion of preemptive war succeeded in deposing saddam hussein and determining whether or not he poe sessed weapons of mass destruction. 16:32:24.1 -- possessed weapons of mass destruction. it is time for the president and us to declare victory and transform the operation. as c.i.a. officer has written we are at war in america and throughout the western world, 16:32:38.7 at war with an enemy with no infrastructure to attack, with no planes to shoot out of the sky, with no boats to sink to the bottom of the seas and precious few tanks to blow up for the viewers of cnn. he contends the only way to 16:32:56.9 defeat a faceless enemy is substantial increases in human intelligence. that has been lacking, even in the u.s. embassy in baghdad. almost no one speaks arabic. a strategic affairs expert at 16:33:12.0 the center for strategic and international studies observed that the u.s. general who led the operation to apprehend osama bin laden neither spoke 16:33:23.3 arabic nor showed any interest in learning it and depended on translations of intercepted to detect him. we can ask ourselves after five years why hasn't the administration filled that human intelligence gap so 16:33:38.2 fundamental to military success? maybe they really don't want to know. now with the president's proposal to accelerate deployment of more u.s. forces those units are going to deploy with too few personnel or significant numbers of new 16:33:54.8 personal. many units are facing three or more deployments far beyond what was originally anticipated. we know that previous troop escalations in iraq have yielded no more success. without a political solution the president cannot hold the 16:34:10.2 ground by dispatching more u.s. troops or by continuing his escalation of the employment of greater and greater numbers of unaccountable forces and mercenaries to compensate for anti-security and rising 16:34:30.0 anti-americanism. duty, honor and country are being eviscerated by an operation depending more and more on hired guns to police the streets, bounty seeking contractors to guard the oil wells and form nationals to 16:34:45.3 carry out internal security operations in iraq. i don't call that the freedom the president talked about last night. some iraqis have propesed dividing baghdad in nine sectors and policing them with iraqi troops as american 16:35:02.1 soldiers are redeployed. that height work. the u.s. needs a broad political strategy that addresses the rising levels of grobel terrorism the bush policy is yielding and the growing anti-american sentiment 16:35:16.8 growing in iraq and the muslim world that demands significant new human intelligence networks not standing armies. we need international diplomacy to engage all countries that 16:35:31.6 border iraq to seek a solution to the strife. america needs a foreign policy that does not pust the interest of oil and oil dictatorships above the value of human life. this country is importing an additional one billion more 16:35:47.3 barrels per year. tell me there is no connection between our utter dedependency on imported petroleum and the deployment of precious troops to the middle east and central asia. i yield back the balance of my time. 16:36:02.7 the speaker pro tempore: thank you the gentlewoman from ohio. for what purpose the gentleman from california rise? mr. miller: to address the house for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. miller: thank you, mr. chairman and members of the 16:36:18.9 house. last night the president spoke to the nation and presented his proposal to the nation to increase the troop levels to an additional 20,000 troops to be sent to iraq to continue the war in iraq. 16:36:37.1 what the president didn't do was lay out the plan of how that would be successful, how that would be different than what we're currently doing and how the results would be different. the president with his initial decision to invade iraq, a 16:36:53.7 decision that was his choice, this was not a war of necessity, this was not a war to protect the vital interest of the united states or the integrity of the united states or the safety of our homeland, this was a war where the president chose to go to war. at the time he was considering 16:37:10.7 going to war he was advised by many. we know this history he was advised by many not to do this and this would not work in iraq with its history, culture and religious differences. 16:37:25.2 the president chose to go anyway and we have been there now for three years. over 3,000 young americans have paid with their lives for this endeavor and over 20,000 have been wounded and seriously wounded. 16:37:40.3 i have had the honor to visit with many of those soldiers as they have returned to walter reed hospital with life-changing wounds. that are remarkable. that they would survive them at all. a great testimony to the medical care available to them, 16:37:58.6 but nevertheless, life changing injuries for these young men and women. and now the president is suggesting with his plan for escalation that we will send another 20 thoop. the fact of the matter is -- 16:38:13.7 20,000. the fact of the matter is american soldiers have done all they can for the iraqi people. 16:38:21.6 the iraqi people, the iraqi government have chosen not to take advantage of having the americans to resolve differences of culture and religion. they have chosen to continue to fight and, in fact, we find that our soldiers more and more 16:38:37.7 now are simply the targets within the civil war that is going on in iraq. and has for all intents and purposes, there is no reason to suggest that is going to 16:38:52.7 change. the president has suggested that somehow the current iraqi government will have to meet some thresholds. those thresholds are absolutely contrary to the interest of that government in terms of their survival. it is asking for a betrayal of that government against its 16:39:10.2 shiia base and it fails to recognize how fundamental, how fundamental the clash is between the sunnis and the shiias, not just in iraq, but throughout this region. if the president had taken time 16:39:26.2 before the invase, he might have been able to understand that. it is a fundamental clash between these two factions in islam. because of the actions of this president, he has unleashed the 16:39:43.4 ability of that clash to present very real rewards and very high stakes for either side. it is not just the oil in iraq or the governance of iraq, it is about the ability of the shiia to spread their influence 16:39:59.2 beyond iran, to spread their influence beyond being a majority-minority in iraq, to spread their influence beyond being a minority in lebanon or in syria. these are fundamental. they go back a long time in history in the clashes between 16:40:15.0 sunni and shiia and how the shiia have been treated in countries where they are a minority, whether it is in jordan or whether it is in saudi arabia or other countries of the peninsula there. so this is very fundamental. the stakes are very, very high. 16:40:32.3 and at this moment our troops are a pawn in that game, in spite of what the president suggests that this is about the security of the region, this is about the blooming of democracy. 16:40:46.2 it is not about any of that any longer. it may have been in his mind when he signed the order to send these troops to iraq but the fact of the matter is it's been overwhelmed by history, by culture, by the nature of the region, all of which he made 16:41:06.2 worse by this disastrous decision of his to choose to go to war in iraq. the idea now that contrary to the overwhelming desire of the american people to disengage 16:41:19.2 from this area and of this congress, that he would go forward is arrogance a that is so dangerous, so dangerous to our country, our standing in the world and our troops in the region that it should be immediately, immediately action should be taken in this congress to stop this president 16:41:36.5 from going forward with this very dangerous escalation that will do nothing more than add to the list of casualties by american soldiers in this region. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: thank 16:41:50.2 you, gentleman from california. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house and speak out of order for five-minute. 16:42:09.0 the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman shall address the house for five minutes. >> mr. speaker, i was traveling around the counties i 16:42:28.6 represent. i had dozens of my constituents come up to me and say, please bring them home. bring our troops home. i didn't have one person in my district in new york come up to 16:42:42.6 say please send more over there. i'm honored and humbled and saddened at the same time as a 16:42:59.1 member of the veterans affairs committee of this house that i will be able and be responsible to help the returning veterans from this war deal with their physical, psychological, economic and housing and other problems. 16:43:14.9 it is an honor. it is an important service to provide. 16:43:19.5 what is a shame is we are creating so many more veterans that have so much more grevious problems. that this wrar is creating injuries that in previous wars would not have been survivable. 16:43:37.6 the good news is they are surviving, the bad news is when they come home they have to deal with lonner periods of rehabilitation and much more serious injuries and limitations on their mobility and on their other physical capabilities. 16:43:53.0 i'm reminded standing here of the state of the union address three years ago when ahmad chalabi was sitting in the presidential box next to the first lady. 16:44:09.2 he was the fair-haired boy we had picked out of iraq to stake our hopes for creating a government in our image and likeness in that country on. so no longer is it chalabi. now it is malaki. the president is telling us we 16:44:27.3 are going to take his word that we can trust we can spread 18 brigades to work side by side with our troops. 16:44:43.4 i'm not so sure 18 brigades reliable and independently functioning of iraqi army and police actually exist. i'm also not so sure in another couple of years it won't be somebody else besides malaki. there will be a new prime 16:44:59.8 minister that will be told we should stake our hopes on. there's a front page story in the "baltimore sun" yesterday that said that the 20,000 some new troops heading to iraq will 16:45:16.8 have to go with the old, lesser armored vehicles, the flat-bottomed humvees, the new v-hulled transports that deflect the power of a roadside bomb or land mine are not available in sufficient numbers 16:45:32.4 because the money hasn't been available to bring them up to production lines to where they need to be to have them ready. . it speaks about the same incompetent planning, the same lack of thorough thinking of the 16:45:50.4 problem through that leaves us with six fluent arabic speaking translators in the embassy, according to the baker report, the baker-hamilton report. if you believe our national 16:46:05.8 intelligence estimate from this past fall that says all 16 of our intelligence agencies in this country report that so far the iraq war has created more terrorists than it has disposed of. 16:46:21.4 where is the logic in continuing that war? where is the logic in escalating that war? i would like to see a surge of interpretors and a surge of religious and historical experts in the region and a surge of 16:46:39.8 trained negotiators. and i'd like to see a surge of diplomacy of us treating other countries as sovereigns and talking to them. there are a couple of examples of that working, one might 16:46:55.8 remember, for instance, the president from the other side of the aisle from me, president reagan, going to south africa, which at the time was a rogue state that had weapons of mass destruction. 16:47:09.6 i said, let's sanction and let's not talk to them and let's cut off all action. and what he called constructive engagement was sending ballet troops and sending artists and having as much cultural enchange as much as possible. 16:47:27.2 it worked in that case. a nuclear power disarmed. and i would like to see that kind of emphasis and diplomacy returned to our country's foreign policy. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: thank you gentleman from new york. for what purpose does the 16:47:49.4 gentlewoman from california rise? ms. waters: mr. speaker, to address the house for one hour. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will first entertain five-minute requests, the gentlewoman from california. 16:48:10.4 for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> to ask unanimous consent to address the house for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman shall have five 16:48:19.2 minutes to address the house. >> thank you, mr. chair. the nation brought in the new year by marking a somber milestone. the 3,000th fallen american combatant in iraq. in response, the president proposes to send even more valiant men and women into 16:48:37.5 harm's way and in furtherance of a failed and dangerous policy. how much more should the american families suffer to see what the rest of the nation has long known, his iraq poll -- policy is an utter failure? 16:48:57.4 all at the expense of the flower of our youth. how long before the president realizes that each fallen soldier, sailor, aviator and marine is a valuable chairished human being and not just a check 16:49:12.7 mark on the deployment order? how long will mr. bush continue to ignore the demands of american voters who have clearly demanded a new direction? mr. president, i've asked before and i'll ask again now, why? these policies of escalation 16:49:29.6 have been tried in the past in iraq, the results speak for themselves. 3,000 brave men and women returned home in body bags. their families and friends live with nothing but memories. over 22,000 more returning home 16:49:48.7 injured. their lives never the same. america's credibility around the world and the domestic security have been dangerously eroded. we've plunged iraq into a civil war further without 16:50:21.6 congressional oversight. 16:50:22.2 on november 7, 2006, the american people spoke loud and clear. they demanded a new direction. this escalation is not a new direction. it is a slap in the face to all americans. and the fact that the president began committing new troops in iraq before congress had a chance to respond to its new plan is an insult to this body and an insult to the people who 16:50:38.2 elected us to lead our country in a new direction. mr. president, you've claimed that you wanted to start this year off in a spirit of bipartisanship and to be an equal partner. 16:50:54.6 congress deserves it. america deserves it. and most importantly our troops deserve it. i return back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: thank you, the gentleman from california. 16:51:10.9 for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized to address the house for five minutes. >> thank you, mr. speaker. 16:51:34.7 last night the president told the american people that he bore the responsibility for the prosecution of the war in iraq. then he announced that he planned to make another misfake. he planned to escalate and expand the war in iraq. 16:51:51.8 -- mistake. he planned to escalate and expand the war in iraq. mr. speaker, he said he plans to send more than 20,000 u.s. service men and women more into iraq and indefinitely. as has been the case for so many 16:52:08.3 military, strategic and diplomatic decisions made by this president regarding iraq, tragically this, too, would be a terrible error. this open-ended commitment of 16:52:24.2 more u.s. troops will result in the death and wounding of thousands more american soldiers. it will cost u.s. taxpayers tens of billions of dollars more an do nothing to help the iraqi 16:52:42.8 people resolve their civil war. in fact, this escalation will turn up the heat on the already boiling anti-american fanaticism in iraq and in the region. 16:53:03.7 the president's plan also weakens our weakened and overly stretched depleted military. and it limits our ability to face the current and future 16:53:18.6 conflicts, future threats to our country. in summary, president bush's escalation and expansion of the war in iraq will hurt america's national security. 16:53:33.0 and i will work with all of my colleagues here to do all that we can to make sure that the president's plan does not get allowed to be funded. our country has sacrificed 16:53:48.1 deeply to help the iraqi people already by removing their murderous dictator saddam hussein from power, by training their military, spending billions of our money to rebuild their infrastructure and by 16:54:06.0 supporting them so they can develop a democratic government. if we owed the iraqi people a moral obligation after we deposed their dictator and started this war, mr. speaker, 16:54:23.2 we have long since met that moral obligation. mr. speaker, in conclusion, the united states must now simply but importantly remove all of our troops from iraq without 16:54:40.6 delay. we must rebuild our military and let the world know that we are ready to counter the real threats to our national security, current and future. 16:54:56.9 let me add one more thing, mr. speaker. i'm delighted that my friend and colleague, maxine waters from california, will be engaging in a special order on iraq and talk about the necessity for 16:55:13.5 withdrawing our troops in iraq. i look forward to participate with her under her leadership in the very near future. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: i thank the gentleman from new jersey. the chair is just going to call 16:55:32.1 off the names of others who have requested five minutes. mr. pallone from new jersey. mr. burton. mr. rohrabacher. mr. langevin. 16:55:47.6 mr. kind. mrs. tubbs jones. ms. solis. mr. murphy. mr. davis. mrs. mccarthy. mr. ellis. mr. taylor. mr. holt. the chair will now recognize for 16:56:11.4 special order speeches -- recognize for special order speeches, the gentlewoman from california, ms. waters. you are recognized for 60 minutes. 16:56:22.5 ms. waters: thank you very much. i yield to myself as much time as i may consume. mr. speaker and members, i'm here on the floor this evening, along with some of my other colleagues who have been working for almost four years to bring to the attention of this house 16:56:42.5 the mistakes, the errors, the misdirection of the president of the united states as it relates to the war in iraq. we have members on this floor this evening, many of my colleagues, who have not only 16:56:58.1 spoken time and time again about what is going on in iraq, but they have spoken in their districts and around the country helping people to understand that there are some of us here in the congress of the united states who do not support this 16:57:14.7 war. we support our troops. they're there because they have been told by the president of the united states that they should volunteer to serve because our country was at risk. but we have been trying to help people to understand what is 16:57:31.0 happening, what is not happening. last night, the president addressed the nation with a new plan that he called a new way forward. now, mr. speaker and members, the president of the united states have come up with a lot 16:57:48.1 of proposals since this debacle in iraq. what he announced last night has been tried before. and he's failed at almost everything that he has attempted. now the president is talking about sending 21,000 troops to 16:58:04.1 iraq. where are they going to come from? whose family is going to have to make the sacrifice? who are these young people who continue to volunteer and to be told that they're going to be 16:58:17.4 serving for certain period of time only to be stopped from going home when they thought they would be going home? under the president's plan, troops will have shorter amount of time between deployments and longer deployments to iraq. 16:58:33.5 the length will be increased from 12 months to 15 months. marine deployments will be increased to 12 months from seven months. so where are these troops going to come from? the president announced that the iraqi government had committed to a series of benchmarks 16:58:50.4 including another 8,000 iraqi troops and policemen in baghdad. so what if they've committed to a series of benchmarks? so what if they don't meet them? then what do we do? 16:59:05.1 the president didn't say if they fail on the first benchmark we're going to get out of there. no, he just simply, one more time, said to the american people, trust me. and i don't think that many of us are willing going to continue to trust that the president of 16:59:23.8 the united states has a vision of where he's going with all of this. the president also said that they were going to force passage of long delayed legislation to share all revenues among iraq's ethnic groups. 16:59:40.3 now we heard this before. you can recall when the president first went into iraq they said they were going to get the revenues from the oil, it would help pay for the cost of the war and it would pay for the reconstruction of iraq after we have torn it up. and then, of course, the president asked that the 16:59:56.0 american people support him in getting $10 billion for jobs and reconstruction in iraq. well, now that the oil revenues are not forthcoming, this is a president who has spent, spent,