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ANTI ABORTION SIDEWALKS
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++Egypt US Embassy
AP-APTN-0730: ++Egypt US Embassy Thursday, 13 September 2012 STORY:++Egypt US Embassy- Heavy security around US embassy in Cairo LENGTH: 01:07 FIRST RUN: 0730 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 858643 DATELINE: Cairo - 13 Sept 2012 LENGTH: 01:07 SHOTLIST 1. Wide of riot police sitting on the ground on the street leading to the US Embassy, barbed wire in foreground 2. Mid of barbed wire and riot shields 3. Security in the street leading to the embassy, seen through barbed wire 4. Mid of two burned police cars in front of the US Embassy, seen through barbed wire 5. Wide of the two burned cars and barbed wire blocking the street 6. Sign above of the entrance to the embassy reading (English) "The Embassy of the United States of America", with graffiti written over and around it reading (Arabic) "There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah" and "Bin Laden" 7. Close-up of the sign and graffiti 8. Mid of closed embassy entrance 9. Mid of barrier blocking street 10. Various of police with riot gear in the street near the embassy 11. Various of barbed wire blocking street leading to embassy STORYLINE Heavy security was in place around the United States Embassy in Cairo on Thursday, after a crowd attacked the building reportedly to protest against an anti-Islamic film produced in the US. It followed an attack on a US Consulate in Libya during which the US ambassador, Chris Stevens, and three American members of his staff were killed. US President Barack Obama ordered increased security at US missions around the world after the killings and angry protests in Cairo. The four diplomats were killed on Tuesday as protesters overran and burned the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. In the Egyptian capital, the American Embassy was breached by protesters, and the US flag was ripped down, although no deaths were reported. US officials are also investigating whether the attack in Libya was a terrorist strike planned to mark the 11th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. Initial reports were that both the Libya and Egypt events had been motivated by anger over the anti-Muslim film made in the United States. Obama made separate calls on Tuesday evening to the presidents of Libya and Egypt, urging them to work with the US to ensure the safety of diplomatic personnel. Obama told Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi "he rejects efforts to denigrate Islam, but underscored that there is never any justification for violence against innocents and acts that endanger American personnel and facilities," the White House said. 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 (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-09-13-12 0433EDT
Egypt US Embassy
AP-APTN-0930: Egypt US Embassy Thursday, 13 September 2012 STORY:Egypt US Embassy- Heavy security around US embassy in Cairo LENGTH: 01:07 FIRST RUN: 0730 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 858643 DATELINE: Cairo - 13 Sept 2012 LENGTH: 01:07 SHOTLIST 1. Wide of riot police sitting on the ground on the street leading to the US Embassy, barbed wire in foreground 2. Mid of barbed wire and riot shields 3. Security in the street leading to the embassy, seen through barbed wire 4. Mid of two burned police cars in front of the US Embassy, seen through barbed wire 5. Wide of the two burned cars and barbed wire blocking the street 6. Sign above of the entrance to the embassy reading (English) "The Embassy of the United States of America", with graffiti written over and around it reading (Arabic) "There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah" and "Bin Laden" 7. Close-up of the sign and graffiti 8. Mid of closed embassy entrance 9. Mid of barrier blocking street 10. Various of police with riot gear in the street near the embassy 11. Various of barbed wire blocking street leading to embassy STORYLINE Heavy security was in place around the United States Embassy in Cairo on Thursday, after a crowd attacked the building reportedly to protest against an anti-Islamic film produced in the US. It followed an attack on a US Consulate in Libya during which the US ambassador, Chris Stevens, and three American members of his staff were killed. US President Barack Obama ordered increased security at US missions around the world after the killings and angry protests in Cairo. The four diplomats were killed on Tuesday as protesters overran and burned the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. In the Egyptian capital, the American Embassy was breached by protesters, and the US flag was ripped down, although no deaths were reported. US officials are also investigating whether the attack in Libya was a terrorist strike planned to mark the 11th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. Initial reports were that both the Libya and Egypt events had been motivated by anger over the anti-Muslim film made in the United States. Obama made separate calls on Tuesday evening to the presidents of Libya and Egypt, urging them to work with the US to ensure the safety of diplomatic personnel. Obama told Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi "he rejects efforts to denigrate Islam, but underscored that there is never any justification for violence against innocents and acts that endanger American personnel and facilities," the White House said. 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 (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-09-13-12 0538EDT
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++Mexico US Drug War
AP-APTN-2330: ++Mexico US Drug War Monday, 19 July 2010 STORY:++Mexico US Drug War- NEW Ongoing violence around the country, DOS Comments LENGTH: 02:53 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: Pt No Access Mexico/NAmerica/Internet TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: UNIVISION/DOS TV/ABC STORY NUMBER: 651754 DATELINE: Various - 17/18/19 July 2010 LENGTH: 02:53 UNIVISION - NO ACCESS MEXICO DOS TV - AP CLIENTS ONLY ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA/INTERNET SHOTLIST: UNIVISION - NO ACCESS MEXICO Monterrey, Nuevo Leon - 19 July 2010 1. Zoom in from military truck and soldier to bullet marks in wall of house 2. Mid of soldiers next to a body 3. Pan of bullet clips 4. Wide of investigators at crime scene Cuernavaca, Morelos - 19 July 2010 ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 5. Wide of firefighters and ambulance 6. Mid of soldiers walking 7. Mid of front of the house where the first grenade exploded 8. Zoom out from door broken by the explosion 9. Pan glass on ground 10. Mid of soldiers running 11. Mid of smoke coming from window 12. Mid broken window 13. Pan right from broken window smoke stains above it 14. Mid of police outside the building Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua - 19 July 2010 15. Pan of graffiti on a wall reading (Spanish): "FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration), you have to investigate the authorities who are supporting the Sinaloa cartel. If not, we will set more car bombs against the federal police. If in 15 days there are no results - arrest of corrupted federal authorities - we will load a car with 100 kilograms of C4 (type of plastic explosive)." 16. Close of graffiti Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua - 18 July 2010 17. Wide of plane on tarmac and federal police walking on tarmac 18. Closer shot of the same 19. Wide of motorway with federal police trucks passing 20. Federal police van driving away 21. Motorcade of police cars Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua - 17 July 2010 22. Mid of police officers where the car bomb exploded 23. Wide of the same 24. Mid of burnt car on street DOS TV - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington - 19 July 2010 25. State Department Spokesman Philip J. Crowley walks to lectern 26. Close of reporter asking question 27. SOUNDBITE: (English) Philip J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary Of State For Public Affairs: "It may represent a different tactic, but I think we've recognised all along that, you know, unfortunately, these drug cartels, they have an enormous amount of resources at their disposal. They can buy any kind of capability they want. But we are determined, working with Mexico, to do everything in our power to reduce this violence that affects not only the Mexican people, but our own." ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA/INTERNET Arlington, Virginia - 19 July 2010 28. Mid of officials at podium 29. SOUNDBITE: (English) Alan Bersin, Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection: "The border is more resourced and more secure than it has ever been, but the work continues and the challenge remains." 30. Mid of Bersin leaving STORYLINE: A day after a bloody attack killed 18 people at a party in Torreon, Mexico, violence continued around the country on Monday. In Monterrey, a drug gang blocked off a street during a shooting early in the day, local television station reported. According to local media, one man was killed, his body lying in the street for hours after the attack. Police cordoned off the area while forensics scoured the crime scene for clues. Elsewhere, local media reported grenade attacks on two homes in Cuernavaca, Morelos state. One shattered windows in a door, but injured no one. No one was hurt in the other grenade attack, which ignited a blaze. In Ciduad Juarez, where a car bomb killed three people last week, a graffiti message scrawled on a wall on Monday threatened more attacks in the city across the border from El Paso, Texas. The message directed its threat at the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and the US Drug Enforcement Administration, demanding an investigation of Mexican law enforcement officials who "support the Sinaloa cartel". The Sinaloa cartel - one of the world's most powerful drug-trafficking organisations - has been battling the Juarez cartel for control of Ciudad Juarez in a two-year-old war that has converted the city into one of the world's deadliest. Messages that presumed drug-gang members have scrawled on walls and banners and attached to the bodies of their victims frequently accuse Mexican federal forces of protecting the Sinaloa cartel, a charge President Felipe Calderon's administration vehemently denies. Monday's graffiti message said there would be another car bomb unless "corrupt" federal officials are arrested within 15 days. There was no way to verify the authenticity of the message. The FBI and the US Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Explosives are aiding the Mexicans in the car bomb investigation, officials from those agencies have said. Government troops and police stepped up their presence in Ciudad Juarez after the attack. To the north of the border, US officials denounced the bombing and announced their own security plans. "These drug cartels, they have an enormous amount of resources at their disposal. They can buy any kind of capability they want. But we are determined, working with Mexico, to do everything in our power to reduce this violence that affects not only the Mexican people, but our own," said State Department Spokesman Philip J. Crowley. At the Pentagon, officials described new security measures. National Guard troops will head to the US-Mexican border August 1 for a year-long deployment to keep a lookout for illegal border crossers and smugglers and help in criminal investigations, federal officials said on Monday. The troops will be armed but can use their weapons only to protect themselves, General Craig McKinley, chief of the National Guard Bureau, told a Pentagon news conference. The troops will undergo initial training and be fully deployed along the nearly 2,000-mile (3220-kilometre) southern border by September. The announcement provides details on how the government will implement President Barack Obama's May decision to bolster border security. "The border is more secure and more resourced than it has ever been, but there is more to be done," said Alan Bersin, commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, part of the Homeland Security Department. The 1,200 troops will be distributed among four border states, with Arizona getting 524; Texas, 250; California, 224 and New Mexico, 72. Another 130 would be assigned to a national liaison office. Bersin also said the Homeland Security Department will provide six more aircraft, including helicopters, to the border effort. He said at least 300 Customs and Border Protection agents and inspection officers would be sent to the Tucson, Arizona, area, along with mobile surveillance vans and additional technology. Mexico's drug violence has killed nearly 25,000 people since December 2006, when Calderon deployed thousands of troops and federal police to fight the cartels in their strongholds. 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FR3 / France 3
Mexico US Drug War
AP-APTN-0930: Mexico US Drug War Tuesday, 20 July 2010 STORY:Mexico US Drug War- REPLAY Ongoing violence, DOS Comments, funeral palour of slain partygoers LENGTH: 03:22 FIRST RUN: 0330 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: UNIVISION/DOS TV/ABC/TV AZTECA STORY NUMBER: 651786 DATELINE: Various - 19 July 2010 LENGTH: 03:22 UNIVISION - NO ACCESS MEXICO ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA/INTERNET DOS TV - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: (FIRST RUN 2330 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 19 JULY 2010) UNIVISION - NO ACCESS MEXICO Monterrey, Nuevo Leon - 19 July 2010 1. Zoom in from wide of military truck and soldier to bullet marks in wall of house 2. Mid of soldiers next to a body in street 3. Pan of bullet clips 4. Wide of investigators at crime scene (FIRST RUN 2330 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 19 JULY 2010) UNIVISION - NO ACCESS MEXICO Cuernavaca, Morelos - 19 July 2010 ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 5. Wide of firefighters and ambulance 6. Mid of soldiers walking 7. Mid of front of the house where the first grenade exploded ++MUTE++ 8. Zoom out from door broken by the explosion ++MUTE++ 9. Pan glass on ground ++MUTE++ 10. Mid of soldiers running 11. Mid of smoke coming from window 12. Mid of broken window 13. Pan right from broken window to smoke stains above it 14. Mid of police outside the building (FIRST RUN 2330 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 19 JULY 2010) UNIVISION - NO ACCESS MEXICO Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua - 19 July 2010 15. Pan of graffiti on a wall reading (Spanish): "FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration), you have to investigate the authorities who are supporting the Sinaloa cartel. If not, we will set more car bombs against the federal police. If in 15 days there are no results - arrest of corrupted federal authorities - we will load a car with 100 kilograms of C4 (type of plastic explosive)." 16. Close of graffiti (FIRST RUN 0330 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 20 JULY 2010) TV AZTECA- NO ACCESS MEXICO Torreon, Coahuila - 19 July 2010 ++MUTE++ 17. Wide of people next to the door of building where 18 people were killed on Sunday 18. Mid of police officer and police truck 19. Wide of police tape around the building 20. Mid and close of bloody handprint on a wall 21. Various exterior shots of funeral parlour (FIRST RUN 2330 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 19 JULY 2010) UNIVISION - NO ACCESS MEXICO Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua - 18 July 2010 22. Wide of plane on tarmac and federal police walking on tarmac 23. Closer shot of the same 24. Wide of motorway with federal police trucks passing 25. Federal police van driving away 26. Motorcade of police cars (FIRST RUN 2330 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 19 JULY 2010) UNIVISION - NO ACCESS MEXICO Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua - 17 July 2010 27. Mid of police officers where car bomb exploded 28. Wide of the same 29. Mid of burnt car on street (FIRST RUN 2330 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 19 JULY 2010) DOS TV - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington, DC, US - 19 July 2010 30. State Department Spokesman Philip J. Crowley walks to lectern 31. Close of reporter asking question 32. SOUNDBITE: (English) Philip J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary Of State For Public Affairs: "It may represent a different tactic, but I think we've recognised all along that, you know, unfortunately, these drug cartels, they have an enormous amount of resources at their disposal. They can buy any kind of capability they want. But we are determined, working with Mexico, to do everything in our power to reduce this violence that affects not only the Mexican people, but our own." (FIRST RUN 2330 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 19 JULY 2010) ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA/INTERNET Arlington, Virginia, US - 19 July 2010 33. Mid of officials at podium 34. SOUNDBITE: (English) Alan Bersin, Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection: "The border is more resourced and more secure than it has ever been, but the work continues and the challenge remains." 35. Mid of Bersin leaving STORYLINE: A day after a bloody attack killed 18 people at a party in Torreon, Mexico, violence continued around the country on Monday. In Monterrey, a drug gang blocked off a street during a shooting early in the day, local television station reported. According to local media, one man was killed, his body lying in the street for hours after the attack. Police cordoned off the area while forensics scoured the crime scene for clues. Elsewhere, local media reported grenade attacks on two homes in Cuernavaca, Morelos state. One shattered windows in a door, but injured no one. No one was hurt in the other grenade attack, which ignited a blaze. In Ciudad Juarez, where a car bomb killed three people last week, a graffiti message scrawled on a wall on Monday threatened more attacks in the city across the border from El Paso, Texas. The message directed its threat at the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and the US Drug Enforcement Administration, demanding an investigation of Mexican law enforcement officials who "support the Sinaloa cartel". The Sinaloa cartel - one of the world's most powerful drug-trafficking organisations - has been battling the Juarez cartel for control of Ciudad Juarez in a two-year-old war that has converted the city into one of the world's deadliest. Messages that presumed drug-gang members have scrawled on walls and banners and attached to the bodies of their victims frequently accuse Mexican federal forces of protecting the Sinaloa cartel, a charge President Felipe Calderon's administration vehemently denies. Monday's graffiti message said there would be another car bomb unless "corrupt" federal officials are arrested within 15 days. There was no way to verify the authenticity of the message. The FBI and the US Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Explosives are aiding the Mexicans in the car bomb investigation, officials from those agencies have said. Government troops and police stepped up their presence in Ciudad Juarez after the attack. To the north of the border, US officials denounced the bombing and announced their own security plans. "These drug cartels, they have an enormous amount of resources at their disposal. They can buy any kind of capability they want. But we are determined, working with Mexico, to do everything in our power to reduce this violence that affects not only the Mexican people, but our own," said State Department Spokesman Philip J. Crowley. At the Pentagon, officials described new security measures. National Guard troops will head to the US-Mexican border August 1 for a year-long deployment to keep a lookout for illegal border crossers and smugglers and help in criminal investigations, federal officials said on Monday. The troops will be armed but can use their weapons only to protect themselves, General Craig McKinley, chief of the National Guard Bureau, told a Pentagon news conference. The troops will undergo initial training and be fully deployed along the nearly 2,000-mile (3,220-kilometre) southern border by September. The announcement provides details on how the government will implement US President Barack Obama's May decision to bolster border security. "The border is more secure and more resourced than it has ever been, but there is more to be done," said Alan Bersin, commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, part of the Homeland Security Department. The 1,200 troops will be distributed among four border states, with Arizona getting 524; Texas, 250; California, 224 and New Mexico, 72. Another 130 would be assigned to a national liaison office. Bersin also said the Homeland Security Department will provide six more aircraft, including helicopters, to the border effort. He said at least 300 Customs and Border Protection agents and inspection officers would be sent to the Tucson, Arizona, area, along with mobile surveillance vans and additional technology. Mexico's drug violence has killed nearly 25-thousand people since December 2006, when Calderon deployed thousands of troops and federal police to fight the cartels in their strongholds. 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USA: Barack Obama’s 100 days in the White House
FR3 / France 3
Libya Military
AP-APTN-1830: Libya Military Thursday, 24 February 2011 STORY:Libya Military- REPLAY Benghazi military base abandoned after days of fighting LENGTH: 01:55 FIRST RUN: 1330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 677024 DATELINE: Benghazi - 24 Feb 2011 LENGTH: 01:55 PLEASE IGNORE SCRIPT SENT EARLIER AND REPLACE WITH FOLLOWING, WHICH CLARIFIES SUPER CAPTION FOR THE SPEAKER AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST 1. Wide pan of damaged buildings 2. Graffiti on wall depicting Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi as a devil with the words (English) 'Game Over' written nearby, pan to burnt out military vehicle 3. Truck carrying munition launchers with men dressed in fatigues driving past cheering residents (AUDIO) gunfire 4. Wide of burnt out building 5. Pan of burnt out cars on street 6. Close of Libyan government sign on box of munitions, zoom out to vehicle carrying munitions taking off 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Hatif Hasia, Benghazi resident: "This was the biggest army barracks in Benghazi, was the residence of Colonel Gadhafi, and it was attacked three nights ago by civilians with home-made bombs, with tractors, with rollers and with other things which we don't know until now. But it seems that there was a heavy artillery from inside and we found, a lot of eyewitnesses found executed people from inside. It seems that there was a rebellion inside the barracks, plus the other people from outside the perimeter and it was breached three nights ago." 8. Various of smoking and damage buildings in military base complex 9. Wide interior shot of large storage facility, pan of tanks parked in facility 10. Various of men clambering on tanks inside storage facility, one making a victory sign for the cameras 11. Wide of abandoned tank in field STORYLINE Residents of Benghazi displayed their control over Libya's second largest city on Thursday, riding on captured tanks and hauling off munitions seized from the areas military base. The city is at the forefront of the uprising against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and now appears to be completely in the control of civilians who rose up and overwhelmed government buildings and the army base. The severely damaged military base in the centre of the city is a ghost town, left to civilians who pose for the cameras astride captured army vehicles. The base was taken over after days of fierce fighting earlier in the week. Speaking at the still smouldering barracks on Thursday, local resident Hatif Hasia said the facility had been taken over by "civilians with home-made bombs, with tractors, with rollers." He also said eyewitnesses claim a military rebellion had also taken place inside the barracks with a group of soldiers taking up arms with local residents. Gadhafi's crackdown has so far helped him maintain control of Tripoli, a city that holds about a third of Libya's six (m) million population. But the uprising has divided the country and threatened to push it toward civil war. In cities like Benghazi and across the east, tribal leaders, residents and military officers have formed local administrations, passing out weapons looted from the security forces' arsenals. Gadhafi's control now has been reduced to the northwest corner around Tripoli, the southwest deserts and parts of the centre. International momentum has been building for action to punish Gadhafi's regime for the bloodshed. Both US President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have raised the possibility of international sanctions. Another proposal gaining some traction was for the United Nations to declare a no-fly zone over Libya to prevent it using warplanes to hit protesters. Italy's Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said Wednesday estimates of some one-thousand people killed in the violence in Libya were "credible," although he stressed information about casualties was incomplete. The New York-based Human Rights Watch has put the death toll at nearly 300, according to a partial count. Moammar Gadhafi's son claimed on Thursday that the reported death tolls have been exaggerated, although he didn't provide his own figure. In a press conference aired on state TV, he said the number killed by police and the army had been limited and "talking about hundreds and thousands (killed) is a joke." He also said a committee had been formed to investigate alleged foreign involvement in the protests. 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Libya Doctor
AP-APTN-0930: Libya Doctor Thursday, 13 September 2012 STORY:Libya Doctor- Doctor who tried to save US diplomat Chris Stevens says he died of smoke inhalation LENGTH: 01:42 FIRST RUN: 0230 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Arabic/Nats SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 858610 DATELINE: Benghazi - 12 Sept 2012 LENGTH: 01:42 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of main gate outside Benghazi Medical Centre ++NIGHT SHOT++ 2. Tracking shot through hospital corridor 3. SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Dr. Ziad Buzaid, Benghazi Medical Centre: "The US ambassador arrived at almost 1300 local time (1100 GMT). We received the case. There were traces of smoke on his face and the smell of smoke on his body, he was dead. I tried the usual first aid in cases of suffocation, I tried CPR for an hour-and-a-half. We used recovery drugs but unfortunately there was no response. Then, around 1345 local time (1145 GMT), we announced the official time of death. There were no bruises on his body, his body had no injuries. There was only the smell of smoke, suffocation is the main reason for death." 4. Various exteriors of fire damage to US Consulate building 5. Mid of burnt out car in parking area 6. Mid of graffiti reading (Arabic) "Allah Akbar (God is great)" written on wall of building 7. Interior shot of burnt out meeting room 8. Wide exterior of consulate building, swimming pool in foreground STORYLINE: America's ambassador to Libya died of asphyxiation, apparently from smoke inhalation, after being caught up in an attack in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, according to the doctor who treated him. Chris Stevens, 52, was killed when he and a group of embassy employees went to the US consulate to try to evacuate staff as the building came under attack on Tuesday by a mob with guns and rocket propelled grenades. He was brought by Libyans to the Benghazi Medical Centre without other Americans, and no one at the facility apparently knew who he was. "There were traces of smoke on his face and the smell of smoke on his body, he was dead," said Dr. Ziad Buzaid. "I tried the usual first aid in cases of suffocation, I tried CPR for an hour-and-a-half. We used recovery drugs but unfortunately there was no response. Then, around 1345 local time (1145 GMT), we announced the official time of death. "There were no bruises on his body, his body had no injuries. There was only the smell of smoke, suffocation is the main reason for death." Three other Americans were also killed in the attack, which is said to have been carried out by protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad. Footage from the scene on Wednesday showed the scorched remains of the consulate building. Stevens was a career diplomat who spoke Arabic and French and had already served two tours in Libya, including running the office in Benghazi during the revolt against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. He was confirmed as ambassador to Libya by the Senate earlier this year. His death deprives the United States of someone widely regarded as one of the most effective American envoys to the Arab world. In his unfailingly polite and friendly manner, Stevens brokered tribal disputes and conducted US outreach efforts in Jerusalem, Cairo, Damascus and Riyadh. As a rising star in US foreign policy, he cheerily returned to Libya four months ago, determined to see a democracy rise where Gadhafi's dictatorship flourished for four decades. President Barack Obama's administration, roiled by the first killing of a US ambassador in more than 30 years, is investigating whether the assault on the consulate was a planned terrorist strike to mark the anniversary of the 11 September, 2001 attacks and not a spontaneous mob enraged over the anti-Islam video. 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 (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-09-13-12 0618EDT
Germany Wall Speeches 2 - WRAP Leaders enter Brandenburg Gate, concert
NAME: GER WALL SPEE2 20091109I TAPE: EF09/1052 IN_TIME: 10:31:33:09 DURATION: 00:05:59:20 SOURCES: ZDF Germany DATELINE: Berlin - 9 November 2009 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST 1. Leaders walk through the Brandenburg Gate from left to right: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown; French President Nicolas Sarkozy; German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev 2. Close of Merkel 3. Mid of US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton 4. Close of Sarkozy to pan left of Merkel 5. Wide of leaders 6. Close of Medvedev 7. Wide of leaders 8. Pan over faces of Medvedev, Merkel, Sarkozy, and Brown ++PLEASE NOTE THESE PICTURES WERE SHOT BEFORE THE LEADERS WALKED THROUGH BRANDENBURG GATE++ 9. Wide of people gathered for the classical music concert at Brandenburg Gate 10. Daniel Barenboim, leading the Staatskapelle Orchestra 11. Pan down of the Brandenburg Gate 12. Pan of Merkel, Sarkozy, and Brown with his wife Sarah, to former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev 13. Close of Clinton 14. Wide of concert 15. Leaders and officials clapping their hands 16. Wide of concert, crowd clapping 17. Wide of Brandenburg gate 18. Sarkozy approaching lectern 19. SOUNDBITE (French) Nicolas Sarkozy, French President (++SOUNDBITE FINISHES ON CROWD SHOT++): "It (the fall of the Berlin Wall) is a call to us all to fight oppression, to fight the walls which still divide people and territories across the world. This then is the message that the reunited Europe is proud to carry to the world." 20. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Dmitry Medvedev, Russian President: (++SOUNDBITE STARTS ON WIDE OF BRANDENBURG GATE AND IS OVERLAID WITH VARIOUS SHOTS OF CEREMONY++) "Here in Berlin I would like to say that we all hope that the period of confrontation has faded into the past, the transition to a new multi-polar world is today vitally important to the majority, to all countries in Europe and the rest of the world, and the need for unity is vital to us all. The world continues to respond to the most serious threats, be the economic or regional. We are all fighting together against terrorism, against crime and I hope hope that we have all turned our backs of dividing barriers that separated us before." 21. High shot of ceremony 22. SOUNDBITE (English) Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister (++SOUNDBITE FINISHES ON CROWD SHOT++): "You tore down the wall that for a third-of-a-century had imprisoned half a city, half a country, half a continent, and half the world. This wall was torn down not by leaders, not by, not by military might. This wall was torn down by the greatest force of all - the unbreakable spirit of the men and women of Berlin. You dared to dream in the darkness. You know that while force has temporary power to dominate, it can never ultimately decide." 23. SOUNDBITE (English) Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State (++SOUNDBITE STARTS ON CROWD SHOT++) "And tonight we remember the Germans on both sides of the Wall, but particularly the Germans in the East, who stood up and finally were able to say 'No more. Freedom is our birth right and we will take it by our own hands.' We know that millions of hearts, of minds, and hands were behind those who literally tore down the Wall." 24. Wide of Brandenburg gate 25. SOUNDBITE (English) Barack Obama, US President: (speaking in a video message) "Like so many Americans, I'll never forget the images of people tearing down the Wall. There could not be a clearer rebuke of tyranny. There could be no stronger affirmation of freedom. This anniversary is a reminder that human destiny will be what we make of it. For Germans, the Wall was a painful barrier between family and friends. And for so many across Eastern Europe, it was one symbol of a system that denied people the freedoms that should be the right of every human being. And yet, even in the face of tyranny, people insisted the world could change. And those countries that got trapped on the other side of an Iron Curtain, they had the courage and resolve to hold fast to the belief in a better future." 26. Merkel approaching lectern 27. SOUNDBITE (German) Angela Merkel, German Chancellor: "I think nearly everyone who was alive at the time can remember what he or she were doing and feeling on this evening. For me, it was one of the happiest moments of my life. Ladies and gentlemen, it was an epic turn of an era. We know that today. The Germany, the Europe, indeed the world, which were divided into two blocs, were brought together. Finally, the end of the Cold War had arrived." 28. Brown and Sarkozy applauding STORYLINE Thousands of cheering Germans re-enacted the electrifying moment the Berlin Wall came cras hing down, toppling 1,000 graffiti-adorned 8-foot-tall dominoes that tumbled along the route of the now vanished Cold War icon, celebrating 20 years of freedom from separation and fear. The spectacle, billed by organisers as a metaphor for the way the real wall came down 20 years ago Monday and the resulting fall of communist countries in eastern Europe, was one of several events to mark the anniversary and celebrate the profound change it had not only Germany, but Europe and the world. Chancellor Angela Merkel, the first east German to hold the job, called the fall of the wall an "epic" moment in history. "For me, it was one of the happiest moments of my life. The Germany, the Europe, indeed the world, which were divided into two blocks, were brought together. Finally, the end of the Cold War had arrived." Yet she also recalled the tragic side of November 9 for Germans, the Nazi's Kristallnacht, or Night of Broken Glass, anti-Semitic pogrom 71 years ago. At least 91 German Jews were killed, hundreds of synagogues destroyed, and thousands of Jewish businesses vandalized and looted in the state-sanctioned riots that night. Within hours of a confused announcement on November 9, 1989 that East Germany was lifting travel restrictions, hundreds of people streamed into the enclave that was West Berlin, marking a pivotal moment in the collapse of communism in Europe. Merkel also welcomed Poland's 1980s pro-democracy leader, Lech Walesa, to the former crossing, saying that his Solidarity movement provided "incredible encouragement" to East Germans. Also in Berlin for the ceremonies were the leaders of all 27 European Union countries and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. "The need for unity is vital to us all," he said. "I hope that we have all turned our backs of dividing barriers that separated us before." French President Nicolas Sarkozy paid tribute to Berliners on both sides of the wall for realising the dream of liberty, calling them "Dear Friends" in German. He said the fall of the Wall "is a call to us all to fight oppression, to fight the walls which still divide people and territories across the world." "This then is the message that the reunited Europe is proud to carry to the world." He recalled that twice in the course of the 20th century, Germans and French stood bitterly pitted against one another, in the course of two tragedies which makes "the peace and liberty of today" all the more joyful. The wall's opening came hours after a botched announcement by a senior communist official on a cold, wet night in 1989. At the end of a plodding news conference, Politburo spokesman Guenter Schabowski offhandedly said East Germany was lifting restrictions on travel across its border with West Germany. Pressed on when the regulation would take effect, he looked down at his notes and stammered: "As far as I know, this enters into force ... this is immediately, without delay." Schabowski has said he didn't know that the change wasn't supposed to be announced until the following morning. East Berliners streamed toward border crossings. Facing huge crowds and lacking instructions from above, border guards opened the gates, and the wall was on its way into history. US President Barack Obama also paid tribute in a video message to the main anniversary event. Obama said in the message introduced by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that the anniversary sent a message of hope. "Even in the face of tyranny, people insisted the world could change. And those countries that got trapped on the other side of an Iron Curtain, they had the courage and resolve to hold fast to the belief in a better future." His message was greeted with applause and cheers. Clinton paid special tribute to east Germans, "who stood up and finally were able to say 'No more. Freedom is our birth right and we will take it by our own hands.' We know that millions of hearts, of minds, and hands were behind those who literally tore down the Wall." British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, told Berliners "you tore down the wall that for a third of a century had imprisoned half a city, half a country, half a continent, and half the world." "This wall was torn down by the greatest force of all - the unbreakable spirit of the men and women of Berlin," he said. "You dared to dream in the darkness. You know that while force has temporary power to dominate, it can never ultimately decide."
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AP-APTN-2230: ++US Syria Monday, 5 March 2012 STORY:++US Syria- Senator McCain calls for US to lead on Syria airstrikes LENGTH: 03:21 FIRST RUN: 2130 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: English/Natsound SOURCE: Various STORY NUMBER: 731064 DATELINE: Various, 5 Mar 2012 LENGTH: 03:21 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY AMATEUR VIDEO RELEASED BY "SHAMSNN" - AP CLIENTS ONLY ++SHAAM NEWS NETWORK (SHAMSNN) IS A LOOSELY ORGANISED ANTI-ASSAD GROUP BASED IN AND OUT OF SYRIA WHICH POSTS VIDEO AND STILL IMAGES OF ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTS ON THE INTERNET. IT CLAIMS IT DOES NOT HAVE ANY CONNECTION TO SYRIAN OPPOSITION PARTIES OR ANY OTHER STATES++ AMATEUR VIDEO - RELEASED BY A GROUP WHICH CALLS ITSELF UGARIT NEWS - AP CLIENTS ONLY ++PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS NOT A RECOGNISED NEWSGATHERING ORGANISATION++ ++AP CANNOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE CONTENT, DATE, LOCATION OR AUTHENTICITY OF THIS AMATEUR MATERIAL++ SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY 1. Wide of Senate floor 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Senator John McCain: "Some kind of intervention will happen, with us or without us. So the real question for US policy is whether we will participate in this next phase of the conflict in Syria and thereby increase our ability to shape an outcome that is beneficial to the Syrian people and to us. I believe we must." 3. Wide of Senate floor 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Senator John McCain: "Providing military assistance to the Free Syrian Army and other opposition groups is necessary. But at this late hour, that alone cannot be sufficient to stop the slaughter and save innocent lives. The only realistic way to do so is with foreign air power." AMATEUR VIDEO RELEASED BY "SHAMSNN" - AP CLIENTS ONLY ++SHAAM NEWS NETWORK (SHAMSNN) IS A LOOSELY ORGANISED ANTI-ASSAD GROUP BASED IN AND OUT OF SYRIA WHICH POSTS VIDEO AND STILL IMAGES OF ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTS ON THE INTERNET. IT CLAIMS IT DOES NOT HAVE ANY CONNECTION TO SYRIAN OPPOSITION PARTIES OR ANY OTHER STATES++ Jib al Jandali, Homs 5. Wide of high rise building on fire from shelling with plumes of smoke rising from it in the district of Jib al Jandali, Homs AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Senator John McCain: "The United States should lead an international effort to protect key population centres in Syria, especially in the north, through airstrikes on Assad's forces." AMATEUR VIDEO - RELEASED BY A GROUP WHICH CALLS ITSELF UGARIT NEWS - AP CLIENTS ONLY ++PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS NOT A RECOGNISED NEWSGATHERING ORGANISATION++ Midan district, Damascus 7. Students demonstrating in support of the plight of the people in Homs and other cities that have allegedly come under fire by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad. Students chanting (Arabic) "There is no God but God and we will only bow for God. May God protect the Free Army." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Senator John McCain: "The benefit for the United States of helping to lead this effort directly, is that it would allow us to better empower those Syrian groups that share our interests. Those groups that reject Al Qaeda and the Iranian regime, and commit to the goal of an inclusive, democratic transition as called for by the Syrian National Council." AMATEUR VIDEO - RELEASED BY A GROUP WHICH CALLS ITSELF UGARIT NEWS - AP CLIENTS ONLY ++PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS NOT A RECOGNISED NEWSGATHERING ORGANISATION++ Midan district, Damascus 9. Students demonstrating in support of the plight of the people in Homs and other cities that have allegedly come under fire by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad. Students chanting (Arabic) "There is no God but God and we will only bow for God. May God protect the Free Army." Students spray painting graffiti onto a wall in (Arabic) "God is Great; Free the Army." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Senator John McCain: "Is it now the policy of NATO or the United states for that matter, to tell the perpetrators of mass atrocities in Syria or elsewhere, that they can go on killing innocent civilians by the hundreds of thousands, and the greatest alliance in history will not even bother to conduct any planning?" AMATEUR VIDEO - RELEASED BY A GROUP WHICH CALLS ITSELF UGARIT NEWS - AP CLIENTS ONLY ++PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS NOT A RECOGNISED NEWSGATHERING ORGANISATION++ Midan district, Damascus 11. Students demonstrating in support of the plight of the people in Homs and other cities that have allegedly come under fire by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad. Students chanting (Arabic) "There is no God but God and we will only bow for God. May God protect the Free Army." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY 12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Senator John McCain: "The President must state unequivocally that under no circumstances will Assad be allowed to finish what he has started. There is no future in which Assad and his lieutenants will remain in control of Syria, and that the United States is prepared to use the full weight of our air power to make it so." AMATEUR VIDEO RELEASED BY "SHAMSNN" - AP CLIENTS ONLY ++SHAAM NEWS NETWORK (SHAMSNN) IS A LOOSELY ORGANISED ANTI-ASSAD GROUP BASED IN AND OUT OF SYRIA WHICH POSTS VIDEO AND STILL IMAGES OF ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTS ON THE INTERNET. IT CLAIMS IT DOES NOT HAVE ANY CONNECTION TO SYRIAN OPPOSITION PARTIES OR ANY OTHER STATES++ Idlib 13. Demonstration to demand that the Free Syrian Army receives arms. People holding a large flag which was the former flag of Syria. AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY 14. SOUNDBITE: (English) Senator John McCain: "What we can say for certain is that we will have no influence whatsoever with these people (the Syrian opposition) if they feel we abandoned them. This is a real moral dilemma. But we cannot allow the opposition in Syria to be crushed at present while we worry about the future." AMATEUR VIDEO - RELEASED BY A GROUP WHICH CALLS ITSELF UGARIT NEWS - AP CLIENTS ONLY ++PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS NOT A RECOGNISED NEWSGATHERING ORGANISATION++ Daraa 15. Top shot of people demonstrating against a recent suicide bomb explosion that they blame on Assad forces; People chanting (Arabic) "Freedom, forever, despite you Assad" and "Death rather than humiliation." STORYLINE: Frustrated by a diplomatic logjam and a bloody Syrian offensive, Republican US Senator John McCain urged the United States to launch airstrikes against President Bashar Assad's regime to force him out of power. It was a call for dramatic military intervention that was not supported by the Obama administration or its European or Arab partners. McCain said that President Barack Obama has taken too soft a stand against Assad and the brutal crackdown on his own people. He said that Syria's neighbours in the region will intervene militarily, with or without the US. From the Senate floor, McCain said the United States has a moral and strategic obligation to force out Assad and his loyalists. "The only realistic way to do so is with foreign air power," McCain said. "The United States should lead an international effort to protect key population centres in Syria, especially in the north, through airstrikes on Assad's forces," he added. It was a marked change from McCain's remarks last month, when he said in a media interview that the US should find ways to help the Syrian people without putting American "boots on the ground." Then, he said the options included medical care and technical assistance to safe havens for refugees of the violence. But in his remarks on Monday, McCain declared it was time to step up militarily and that the US should lead the effort with direct military action. "The President must state unequivocally that under no circumstances will Assad be allowed to finish what he has started," McCain said. The Obama administration, he added, should make it clear that "the United States is prepared to use the full weight of our air power to make it so." McCain's proposal will likely divide American lawmakers, many of whom opposed a similar operation in Libya last year. Even if it were championed by the Obama administration and its NATO allies, the plan would divide other countries hostile to the Assad regime but unwilling to support another Western military intervention in the Muslim world. And it would be anathema to Russia, which sees Syria as its primary ally in the Middle East. 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110511 London Packet Title: EGYPT CHANGE bbc2200 Notes POST REVOLUTION EGYPT. VIOLENCE, PROTEST, TROOPS, MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD HQ Title: LIBYA CARTOONS evn Notes GADDAFI CARTOONS PAINTINGS. Gadhafi mural graffiti Title: RUSSIA BOLSHOI evn Notes BOLSHOI THEATRE RENOVATION FOR RE-OPENING Title: US JETMAN evn Notes JETMAN ROCKET MAN YVES ROSSY FLYING THROUGH GRAND CANYON ***MUTE*** Title: ITALY MIGRANTS evn Notes LAMPEDUSA MIGRANTS. AFRICAN REFUGEES, EUROPE IMMIGRATION Title: SEYCHELLES HONEYMOON evn Notes SEYCHELLES BEAUTIES GVS BEACHES, ROYAL HONEYMOON SPECULATION Title: DENMARK PROSTHETICS evn Notes MEDICAL ADVANCE BREAKTHROUGH SUPER PROSTHETIC LIMB DEVICE Title: US CHITTY BANG bbc0800 Notes CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG CAR AUCTION SALE MOVIE MEMORABILIA Title: GREECE CLASHES evn Notes GREECE CLASHES. Anti cuts protest demo Title: BBC PLAYOUT OBAMA Notes BBC PLAYOUT SPLIT VERSON N24 MARK SIMPSON PIECE - PREPARATIONS IN VILALGE OF MONEYGALL FOR VISIT FROM PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA WHOSE GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER CAME FROM THERE. CLEANING, PAINTING, STARS AND STRIPES, FLAGS, TOURISTS, SINGING, CHURCH, PUB Printed: 11/05/2011 17:08:04 110510#004 Name: 110510#004 Title: EGYPT CHANGE bbc2200 Type: BBC In point: 22:44:16.28 Out point: 22:47:28.04 Duration: 00:03:11.06 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR D,PDR E Tape ID Source BBC Notes POST REVOLUTION EGYPT. VIOLENCE, PROTEST, TROOPS, MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD HQ Dopesheet STORY/CORRESPONDENT: EGYPT/JEREMY BOWEN PRODUCER: MATTHEW SYDNEY INTRO: In Egypt -- the authorities have extended the detention -- of the country's former president -- Hosni Mubarak. Tomorrow will mark three months since he stepped down -- after more than 30 years in power. His departure was forced by mass protests -- on the streets of the capital -- as people demanded democratic rights and reforms. But the pace of change is proving to be slow -- and as our Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen reports -- the violence hasn't gone away. IN WORDS: OUT WORDS:......BBC News, Cairo DURATION: 3'06" ASTONS: DINA SAMAK/Egypt Editor, Al-Ahram MOHAMED BISHARA/Tahrir Square protester SOURCES: BBC PTC - Pan BBC use only 110510#005 Name: 110510#005 Title: LIBYA CARTOONS evn Type: FEED-LINES In point: 15:10:57.23 Out point: 15:12:09.25 Duration: 00:01:12.00 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR D,PDR E Tape ID Source EVN Notes GADDAFI CARTOONS PAINTINGS. Gadhafi mural graffiti Dopesheet Benghazi-cartoons 14:10-14:12 GMT 10-MAY-2011 ERNN Date Shot: 10-MAY-2011 Location: BENGHAZI Country: Sound: NATURAL Language: Aspect ratio: 16:9 Source: DKDR Restrictions: Dopesheet: Libyans combat towards Gaddafi is also about Freedom of Expression and the rebellion has released a tremendous amount of creative energy that was previously held firmly down. In the rebel city of Benghazi the newfound freedom bloom of expression on the streets and walls. In a nearby building to the rebels' provisional government in Benghazi, the artist Saed works with his caricatures of Gaddafi which he paints on fabric. But even though they create in Benghazi, they still fare for their lives. Shotlist: artist and cartoons paintings: Soundbites: Saed Bellgsem, artist: 1: This is freedom of Speech 2: I had it inside ¿ now it¿s coming out 3: If you showed this to him ¿ he would come after me. 4: He is more cunning than Satan. 5: Q: The saying is that the pen is stronger than the sword, do you agree? Saed: ¿ Yes that is true. 110510#007 Page: 1 Printed: 11/05/2011 17:08:04 110510#007 Name: 110510#007 Title: RUSSIA BOLSHOI evn Type: FEED-LINES In point: 16:05:32.10 Out point: 16:06:46.00 Duration: 00:01:13.20 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR D,PDR E Tape ID Source EVN Notes BOLSHOI THEATRE RENOVATION FOR RE-OPENING Dopesheet Bolshoi Theatre 15:05-15:06 GMT 10-MAY-2011 EVN Date Shot: 10-MAY-2011 Location: MOSCOW Country: RUSSIAN FEDERATION Sound: NATURAL Language: RUSSIAN Aspect ratio: 4:3 Source: ESTVE Restrictions: Dopesheet: Russia's venerable Bolshoi Theatre, which survived fires, a Nazi bombing and Lenin's order to close it down, is almost ready to reopen after years of reconstruction and will look just as it did during the zarist era. The theatre will be finished in October in its original 19th-century design (1856 year was the first reconstruction), with restored czarist insignia, embroidered silk tapestry and acoustics-improving fir and papier-mâché panels, the subcontractor Summa Capital said Monday. The rectangular building, home of the world famous Bolshoi Ballet and Bolshoi Opera, also will have its original violin-shaped auditorium. The company said some 3,500 construction workers are still busy adding sophisticated electronic and hydraulic devices, redesigning the stage floor to ease the ballet dancers' pain and completing an underground stage located just 30 meters (yards) from a metro station. The 1825 building stood on thousands of stained oak stilts stuck in central Moscow's constantly moist soil, but after nearby rivulets were encapsulated in underground pipes, the stilts dried up and collapsed. It was further damaged by fires and a 1941 Nazi bombing. Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin wanted to close the ornate theatre, which he saw as a symbol of decadent aristocracy, but the Communists ended up using the theatre for party gatherings. Lenin's death was announced from the theatre?s stage, and the troupe was twice awarded the Order of Lenin, the Soviet Union's highest award. While the ballet and opera corps enjoyed generous benefits and tirelessly toured the world, the building's acoustics were crippled by the remodelling of the hall and the filling of a gigantic hollow resonator under the orchestra pit with concrete. After the Soviet collapse, the theatre troupe tried to shed its conservative reputation by staging several controversial productions. Another obstacle has been accusations of embezzlement and fraud in the rebuilding. In 2005, the theatre closed for a reconstruction that state auditors now say has cost at least Productions continued at a nearby auxiliary theatre. Investigators said in 2009 that millions of dollars have been misspent by a subcontractor, and the Moscow government has several times fired subcontractors and officials responsible for the reconstruction. Shotlist: Vs workers Vs of Summa Capital's spokesman, Mikhail Sidorov with reporter Summa Capital's spokesman, Mikhail Sidorov (supposedly) SOUNDBITE (Russian): "In the 20th century, during renovations, the building suffered a lot. Great part of birch wood which covered the wall was removed. It is very sad, since Bolshoi lost then its acoustics, which did of it the best theatre in the 19th century." Vs façade Vs of another new stage Vs Mikhail Sidorov showing the theatre 110510#008 Name: 110510#008 Title: US JETMAN evn Type: FEED-LINES In point: 17:30:16.12 Out point: 17:34:46.01 Duration: 00:04:29.19 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR D,PDR E Tape ID Source EVN Notes JETMAN ROCKET MAN YVES ROSSY FLYING THROUGH GRAND CANYON ***MUTE*** Page: 2 Printed: 11/05/2011 17:08:04 110510#008 ***MUTE*** Dopesheet Jetman Grand Canyon 16:30-16:34 GMT 10-MAY-2011 EVN Date Shot: 10-MAY-2011 Location: GRAND CANYON WEST Province/State: ARIZONA Country: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Sound: NATURAL Language: Aspect ratio: 4:3 Source: ZZVNR Restrictions: Dopesheet: It was his date with destiny, and ultimately the uniquely complex certification process could not prevent Yves "Jetman" Rossy from making his historic flight through Grand Canyon West this past weekend. Flying his jet-propelled wing attached to his back, and steering only by movement of his body, Rossy launched from a helicopter at 8,000 feet into the breathtaking blue of the Grand Canyon sky. Skimming the rockscape at speeds of up to 190 mph, Jetman sustained flight for more than eight minutes, 200 feet above the rim of Grand Canyon West. To end the flawless precision flight, Rossy deployed his parachute and gracefully descended to the canyon floor. An earlier flight scheduled for Friday, May 6 was cancelled when final FAA certification was held up due to the difficulty in classifying Mr. Rossy's one-of-a-kind jet-powered wing. By the time the process was complete, sufficient practice flights were unable to occur prior to the scheduled 9 a.m. flight. "My first flight in the U.S. is sure to be one of the most memorable experiences in my life, not only for the sheer beauty of the Grand Canyon but the honor to fly in sacred Native American lands," Rossy stated. "Thank you Mother Nature and the Hualapai Tribe for making my lifelong dreams come true." Jetman has already won global acclaim for his successful jet-powered flights cross Lake Geneva and the English Channel. But this was the first time he had ever achieved his dream of flying in the purest sense in the U.S. ? and his choice of the Grand Canyon, where eagles soar, reflected the deep significance of the site both to Rossy and to the resident Hualapai people. Shotlist: - Vs aerial shots of the Grand Canyon - Vs of Jetman prepping his wing - Jetman measuring the wind in the area of the Grand Canyon - Jetman getting on the helicopter with his wing - Aerial shot of the helicopter - Jetman jumping off - Vs of Jetman flying over the Grand Canyon - Vs of Jetman opening parachute and landing 110511 Name: 110511 Title: ITALY MIGRANTS evn Type: FEED-LINES In point: 09:34:52.18 Out point: 09:38:45.05 Duration: 00:03:52.15 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR D,PDR E Tape ID Source APTN via EVN Notes LAMPEDUSA MIGRANTS. AFRICAN REFUGEES, EUROPE IMMIGRATION Dopesheet EU Libya migrants 08:34-08:38 GMT 11-MAY-2011 EVN Date Shot: 11-MAY-2011 Location: VARIOUS Country: ITALY Sound: NATURAL Language: ENGLISH, ITALIAN Aspect ratio: 16:9 Source: GBAPTN Restrictions: -APTN clients only Dopesheet: Almost everyone on an overcrowded ship carrying some 600 African migrants to Europe is believed to have died when the vessel broke apart within sight of the Libyan capital, the United Nations said Tuesday. The UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) also said at least 800 migrants fleeing Libya had been lost at sea in three Page: 3 Printed: 11/05/2011 17:08:04 110511 The UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) also said at least 800 migrants fleeing Libya had been lost at sea in three boat sinkings before the latest ship went down off the coast of Tripoli on Friday. The UN painted a horrifying picture of Friday's sinking, which left migrants, many from Somalia, trapped below deck and drowning within sight of the shore of Tripoli. Spokeswoman Laura Boldrini also addressed a report by the Guardian newspaper that one migrant ship had been left adrift for weeks, ignored by military aircraft and vessels in late March. "How (is it) possible that you have a boat for two weeks adrift without any kind of intervention? In a moment when we know that there are so many activities going on, this sounds really difficult, sounds really difficult to accept," said Boldrini. The Reverend Moses Zerai, an Eritrean priest who has long worked with migrants and refugees, said he was contacted by people aboard a ship whose call for help was ignored by military aircraft and vessels in late March. The priest said he was told by the Italian Coast Guard that they had sounded the alarm to all the maritime authorities but when there was no news he called NATO. He said the ship was eventually approached by a helicopter on March 26, that provided them with water to drink and biscuits to eat, and afterwards it vanished. "They drifted for 15 days and slowly people started to die. The first to die were the two children and then from hunger and thirst 61 people died," Zerai said. Some refugee campaigners have questioned whether Europe is doing enough to help those stricken at sea. NATO has denied that its units were involved in the incident and spokesperson Carmen Romero said ships under NATO command will always respond to calls from ships in distress. "This is their duty under the law of the sea, and to suggest that our ships' captains would do otherwise is unfair and is disrespectful," Romero told a news conference. Romero also said NATO had received reports that Gadhafi gunmen forced migrants into at least one boat in recent days, which sank soon afterwards. Speaking about Friday's sinking, Romero said, "If confirmed, that would be just another proof of the regime's disregard for human safety and human life." International agencies have also said some recent migrants report being forced onto dangerously packed ships at gunpoint by Libyan soldiers. The UN accused the Libyan government of complicity in a rising number of deadly smuggling incidents, many involving workers from sub-Saharan Africa who had moved to Libya to find work before war broke out there in March. A spokesman for Moammar Gadhafi suggested that increased illegal immigration was the price European nations would pay for their military and political support of the rebels trying to topple Libya's strongman. Italy and Libya struck a 2008 deal to return would-be migrants intercepted at sea to Libya without screening them first for asylum. The agreement, criticised by refugee rights groups, reduced the number of migrants arriving in Italy from 36,000 in 2008 to 4,300 in 2010. The UN said migrants' boats started leaving Libya for Europe again on March 25, the day NATO took over military operations. About 14,800 since have made the gruelling journey across the Mediterranean in rickety ships run by smugglers who rarely provide enough food and water. Shotlist: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Lampedusa, Italy - 27 March 2011 1. Wide of migrants being helped from boat onto dock 2. Mid of migrant helped onto dock and walking to rescue workers 3. Various of migrants being helped onto dock AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Rome, Italy - 10 May 2011 4. Sign for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR 5. Wide UNHCR spokeswoman Laura Boldrini at her desk 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Laura Boldrini, UNHCR spokeswoman: "Our calculation is that there are about 800 people who left Libya and never ever arrived on the other side of the Mediterranean." 7. Cutaway of Boldrini checking papers 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Laura Boldrini, UNHCR spokeswoman: "How (is it) possible that you have a boat for two weeks adrift without any kind of intervention? In a moment when we know that there are so many activities going on, this sounds really difficult, sounds really difficult to accept." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Vatican City, 10 May 2011 9. Wide of Saint Peter's Square 10. Mid of Reverend Moses Zerai approaching 11. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Reverend Moses Zerai, founder and coordinator of Eritrean Refugee Agency Habeshia: "The Coast Guard told me that they had sounded the alarm to all the competent maritime authorities but up until that moment there was no news. I called again on Sunday and there was no news so on Monday I also Page: 4 called NATO." Printed: 11/05/2011 17:08:04 110511 called NATO." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Lampedusa, Italy - 27 March 2011 12. Top pan of migrants queuing for kit distribution on dock 13. Migrants queuing for kit distribution AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Vatican, May 10, 2011 14. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Reverend Moses Zerai, founder and coordinator of Eritrean Refugee Agency Habeshia: "They were approached by a helicopter on Saturday, March 26th, that provided them with water to drink and biscuits to eat, and afterwards it vanished. It didn't send any help. Three days after they were spotted by an aircraft carrier that came near their boat. They do not know what nation this aircraft carrier was from, but they said it was some 300-400 metres from them, so it is not possible that they weren't seen." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Lampedusa, Italy - 27 March 2011 15. Migrants receiving kits AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Vatican, May 10, 2011 16. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Reverend Moses Zerai, founder and coordinator of Eritrean Refugee Agency Habeshia: "They drifted for 15 days and slowly the people started to die. The first to die were the two children and then from hunger and thirst 61 people died on board that ship." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Lampedusa, Italy - 27 March 2011 17. Migrant watching kit distribution from hilltop NATO VNR - AP CLIENTS ONLY Brussels, Belgium - 10 May 2011 18. SOUNDBITE: (English) Carmen Romero, NATO Deputy Spokesperson: "We are deeply concerned by reports that Gadhafi's regime gunmen forced migrants into at least one boat in recent days, which sank soon afterwards. If confirmed, that would be just another proof of the regime's disregard for human safety and human life." NATO VNR - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Off the coast of Libya - 26 March 2011 19. STILL photo of rigid inflatable boat from NATO ship ETNA coming to rescue of migrant boat 20. STILL photo of migrant boat NATO VNR - AP CLIENTS ONLY Brussels - 10 May 2011 21. SOUNDBITE: (English) Carmen Romero, NATO Deputy Spokesperson: "Ships under NATO command will always respond to calls from ships in distress. This is their duty under the law of the sea, and to suggest that our ships' captains would do otherwise is unfair and is disrespectful." NATO VNR - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Off the coast of Libya - 26 March 2011 22. Various STILL photos of rescued migrants aboard NATO ship including mother with her newborn child 110511#001 Name: 110511#001 Title: SEYCHELLES HONEYMOON evn Type: FEED-LINES In point: 11:13:17.04 Out point: 11:15:51.20 Duration: 00:02:34.16 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR D,PDR E Tape ID Source APTN via EVN Notes SEYCHELLES BEAUTIES GVS BEACHES, ROYAL HONEYMOON SPECULATION Dopesheet Seychelles Honeymoon 10:13-10:15 GMT 11-MAY-2011 EVN Date Shot: 11-MAY-2011 Location: MAHE ISLAND Country: SEYCHELLES Page: 5 Printed: 11/05/2011 17:08:04 110511#001 Country: SEYCHELLES Sound: NATURAL Language: ENGLISH Aspect ratio: 16:9 Source: GBAPTN Restrictions: -APTN clients only Dopesheet: With it's sandy beaches, clear waters and secluded hideaways, the paradise island archipelago of the Seychelles is a honeymoon destination fit for a future king. And so, when reports that William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, had chosen the Seychelles' secluded North Island as the destination for their honeymoon, many locals have felt a sense of national pride. At the Pirate Arms in downtown Victoria, the largest town on Mahe Island, early morning coffee drinkers were scouring the local newspapers for details of the royal newlywed's arrival. Shotlist: Mahe Island, Seychelles - 11/05/2011 1. Wide top shot of Mahe Island, looking northwards out to sea, zoom into North Island, the location where the William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are spending their honeymoon 2. Mid sailing yacht moored next to the Mahe Island 3. Mid North Island with a motor boat passing by 4. Wide beach scene, with North Island in the background 5. Wide motor boat at the beach's edge 6. Wide downtown Victoria, pan from street scene to the Pirates Arms pub 7. Wide man seated inside the Pirates Arms reading the local newspaper "Today in Seychelles", with the headline reading (English) "Seychelles in the Honeymoonlight" 8. Close newspaper headline, man turns page 9. Close photo of William and Catherine together 10. Mid Marylene Eder, owner of the Pirates Arms pub, collecting a coffee and handing it to a waitress 11. SOUNDBITE (English) VOX POP Marilyn Eder, 55 years old, owner of the Pirates Arms pub in Victoria, Seychelles: "I am very happy about it and I think that all the Seychelles people are very proud that they visit the Seychelles for their honeymoon. But I will be so happy if I see them in town, especially in my restaurant." 12. Wide local men seated at a table in the Pirates Arms 13. SOUNDBITE (French) VOX POP Rene Vidod, 70 years old, former Seychelles policeman: "I am very happy that they are here on holiday, having a good time. Everyone here is happy. And when they announced in England that they were coming to the Seychelles, we all wondered if it might be here. But none of us knew. So when they did indeed come here, everybody was very, very happy." 14. SOUNDBITE (English) VOX POP Farida Zaquani, 58 years old, holiday maker from Australia: "I'm really surprised because they had said all the time that they were going to Australia or New Zealand. And I had a feeling that they would come to Seychelles, but I didn't come just because I thought that. But, I think it's a really nice destination and they chose well." 15. Wide sailing yachts off the beach 16. Wide holiday makers walking though the surf on the beach 110511#002 Name: 110511#002 Title: DENMARK PROSTHETICS evn Type: FEED-LINES In point: 11:16:59.26 Out point: 11:18:50.02 Duration: 00:01:50.04 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR D,PDR E Tape ID Source EVN Notes MEDICAL ADVANCE SUPER PROSTHETIC LIMB DEVICE Dopesheet Prosthetic limbs 10:16-10:18 GMT 11-MAY-2011 EVN Date Shot: 10-MAY-2011 Location: AARHUS Country: DENMARK Sound: NATURAL Language: DANISH Aspect ratio: 16:9 Source: DKTV2 Restrictions: No Access Denmark Dopesheet: A new super prosthetic device will be presented today at Aarhus University Hospital which can give people with amputated limbs a completely new life. To get the prosthetic device is a complicated maneuver originally developed in Sweden. On the thigh bone a titanium bolt is attached, and in the course of six month the bolt has to strike root. Thereafter, the doctors can attach a stick to the bolt so that the person Page: 6 Printed: 11/05/2011 17:08:04 110511#002 six month the bolt has to strike root. Thereafter, the doctors can attach a stick to the bolt so that the person with the amputated limp can click the device on and off. This way the old-fashioned cover which on hot days may decompose the skin is avoided. So far ten test persons have had the new prosthetic device put in place. Kai Horvath is one of them. He was diagnosed with cancer in his leg and was advised to have his leg amputated. Shotlist: CS of prosthetic device being attached with a "click". Kai Verner Horvath, refrigeration engineer SOUNDBITE (Danish): "And then you are ready to walk." Kai Verner Horvath demonstrating his walk with the device attached. Kai Verner Horvath, refrigeration engineer SOUNDBITE (Danish): It's much more fun to get up in the morning. Now I have this one beside my bed. I put it on ? and then I just walk. That's quality." CS of prosthetic device. Kai Verner Horvath, refrigeration engineer SOUNDBITE (Danish)[about the cancer they found in his leg]: "Well, I just thought: We have to get rid of that. What else is there to do? And then the doctor said that he would recommend me to have my leg amputated. And then I said: Ok, let?s do so. I had to do so." More of Kai Verner Horvath with his new device. Kai Verner Horvath removing his wheelchair which he does not need anymore. Kai Verner Horvath, refrigeration engineer SOUNDBITE (Danish): "Away with it." Peter Holmberg Jørgensen, chief physician, University hospital of Aarhus SOUNDBITE (Danish): "Here you have a traditional cover prosthesis" Demonstration of the bolt being inserted into the thigh bone Peter Holmberg Jørgensen, chief physician, University hospital of Aarhus SOUNDBITE (Danish): "This really makes sense to us as doctors. It is extremely fascinating to be part of something which has not been done in Denmark before. And then there is a large potential for development." More of bolt being inserted into the thigh bone Klaus Kjær Petersen, chief physician, University hospital of Aarhus SOUNDBITE (Danish): "Well, they can walk. Earlier, they lost their prosthetic devices. They could not control their leg, and the foot turned outward. They lost it and they were sweating. They had ulcers on their stump, irritation and ulcers." Kai Verner Horvath leaving his house and mounting his bike. 110511#003 Name: 110511#003 Title: US CHITTY BANG bbc0800 Type: BBC In point: 09:27:45.21 Out point: 09:30:21.04 Duration: 00:02:35.13 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR D,PDR E Tape ID Source BBC Notes CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG CAR AUCTION SALE MOVIE MEMORABILIA Dopesheet STORY/CORRESPONDENT: CHITTY CHITTY / BOWES PRODUCER: JESSICA BENTON INTRO: It's one of the most famous cars in the world and now 40 years after it first graced our screens, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is up for sale. It's one of six made for the 1968 film - and while it can't really fly or float, it IS the only one which is road worthy. Our correspondent in Los Angeles, Peter Bowes, took it out for a test drive. DATE SHOT: Recent LOCATIONS: US IN WORDS: Here we go.... OUT WORDS: BBC News Los Angeles DURATION:2'35" ASTONS: 0'05" PETER BOWES LA Correspondent Page: 7 Printed: 11/05/2011 17:08:04 110511#003 0'05" PETER BOWES LA Correspondent 0'18" CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG On DVD and Blu-ray from MGM Home Entertainment 0'37" JOE MADDALENA Owner, Profiles in History 1'18" BRIAN CHANES Film memorabilia expert SOURCES: 00:00 - 00:04 - "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" clip Domestic BBC News use only Must credit as "CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG On DVD and Blu-ray from MGM Home Entertainment". BBC World and non-BBC outlets need to clear this with the nearest regional office of the film distributor OR, preferably, contact BBC Programme Acquisitions 00:04 - 0:17 -BBC News 00:17 - 00:26 -"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" clip - see above 00:26 - 00:52 - BBC News 00:52 - 00:56 -"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" clip - see above 00:56 - 01:36 - BBC News 01:36-01:40 -"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" clip - see above 01:40 - 01:47 - PTC - Pan BBC News use only 01:47 -02:15 - BBC News 02:15 -02:35 -"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" clip - see above 110511#004 Name: 110511#004 Title: GREECE CLASHES evn Type: FEED-LINES In point: 12:53:41.04 Out point: 12:54:49.02 Duration: 00:01:07.28 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR D,PDR E Tape ID Source APTN via EVN Notes GREECE CLASHES. Anti cuts protest demo Dopesheet Greece clashes A 11:53-11:54 GMT 11-MAY-2011 EVN Date Shot: 11-MAY-2011 Location: ATHENS Country: GREECE Sound: NATURAL Language: Aspect ratio: 16:9 Source: GBAPTN Restrictions: -APTN clients only Dopesheet: Stone-throwing youths are attacking riot police, who are responding with tear gas and stun grenades, at the heart of a march through Athens to protest the Greek government's harsh austerity measures. No injuries or arrests were immediately reported following Wednesday's clashes as thousands marched through the Greek capital, during a 24-hour general strike that brought most public services to a halt. This month, the Socialist government is planning to pass further cutbacks aimed at saving an estimated ?23 billion ($33 billion) through 2015. The general strike suspended all train and ferry services, grounded flights between noon and 4 p.m. and disrupted Athens public transport. All radio and television news broadcasts were suspended as journalists walked off the job for the day. Shotlist: SHOTLIST: Athens ? May 11, 2011 1. Protesters and riot police with UPSOUND of blast and tear gas cloud seen 2. Riot police chasing protesters; protesters throwing objects UPSOUND of blasts 3. Protesters and riot police with UPSOUND of blast and tear gas seen spinning through air 4. Protesters retreating, holding cloth to faces to protect from tear gas 5. Protesters marching 110511#005 Name: 110511#005 Title: BBC PLAYOUT OBAMA Type: FEED-LINES In point: 15:26:11.04 Out point: 15:28:02.18 Duration: 00:01:51.12 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR D,PDR E Page: 8 Printed: 11/05/2011 17:08:04 110511#005 Tape ID Source BBC Notes BBC PLAYOUT SPLIT VERSON N24 MARK SIMPSON PIECE - PREPARATIONS IN VILALGE OF MONEYGALL FOR VISIT FROM PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA WHOSE GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER CAME FROM THERE. CLEANING, PAINTING, STARS AND STRIPES, FLAGS, TOURISTS, SINGING, CHURCH, PUB Dopesheet BBC PLAYOUT SPLIT VERSON N24 MARK SIMPSON PIECE - PREPARATIONS IN VILALGE OF MONEYGALL FOR VISIT FROM PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA WHOSE GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER CAME FROM THERE. Page: 9
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AP-APTN-1930: US Iran Monday, 29 June 2009 STORY:US Iran- REPLAY Clinton comments on latest Iran developments LENGTH: 01:34 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: DoS TV STORY NUMBER: 611320 DATELINE: Washington DC - 29 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:34 ++PRELIMINARY SCRIPT - FULL STORYLINE TO FOLLOW++ SHOTLIST 1. US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton walking in to news conference 2. Cutaway of reporter asking question 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State: "Well, I'm not going to speculate on, you know, what happens with their internal regime. Obviously, they have a huge credibility gap with their own people as to the election process, and I don't think that's going to disappear by any finding of a limited review of a relatively small number of ballots." 4. Cutaway of reporter 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State: "But clearly, these internal matters are for Iranians, themselves, to address, and we hope that they will be given the opportunity to do so in a peaceful way that respects the right of expression, and it has been, you know, my position and that of our administration, that we support the fundamental values of the people's voices being heard, their votes being counted." 6. Cutaway of reporter 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State: "We're going to take this a day at a time. We're going to watch and carefully assess what we see happening." 8. Clinton leaving briefing room STORYLINE US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday said the partial recount of ballots in Iran's disputed presidential election would be unlikely to heal the divisions between the Iranian regime and opposition supporters. Clinton told reporters in Washington the Tehran authorities were facing a "credibility gap with their own people" with regards to the election process and that this was unlikely to disappear "by any finding of a limited review of a relatively small number of ballots". Iran's election oversight body on Monday declared the disputed presidential vote to be valid after a partial recount, rejecting opposition allegations of fraud that set off an extraordinary wave of protests. Asked if the United States would recognise President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as Iran's legitimate president, she said the US government would "take this a day at a time". Clinton said she hoped the government would give people the opportunity to address their concerns in a "peaceful way that respects the right of expression" and that the US administration supported the "fundamental values of the people's voices being heard, their votes being counted". 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APTN APEX 06-29-09 1548EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1930: UK Thatcher Monday, 29 June 2009 STORY:UK Thatcher- REPLAY Former PM Baroness Thatcher released from hospital LENGTH: 01:20 FIRST RUN: 1130 RESTRICTIONS: No UK/CNNi/ RTE/Al Jazeera English TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: SKY STORY NUMBER: 611240 DATELINE: London - 29 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:20 SHOTLIST 1. Wide of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's house, policeman zoom in to Thatcher coming to the door, waving to media, then being escorted inside as door closes STORYLINE Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has returned home following a two-week stay in hospital after she fell and broke her left arm. The 82-year-old Thatcher, who suffers from dementia, waved to reporters on Monday from the front door of her London home. She used her right arm to wave, while she cradled her left arm. She did not make any comments before being escorted inside. Thatcher had a pin surgically inserted into her upper left arm following her June 12 hospitalisation. She was Britain's first female prime minister and served three terms from 1979 to 1990. She has suffered deteriorating health in recent years, particularly from a series of minor strokes. 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 06-29-09 1549EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1930: Afghanistan Gunbattle Monday, 29 June 2009 STORY:Afghanistan Gunbattle- REPLAY Afghan guards employed by US accused in death of police chief LENGTH: 00:54 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 611293 DATELINE: Kandahar - 29 June 2009 LENGTH: 00:54 SHOTLIST 1. Mid of police vehicles in street 2. Mid of soldier 3. Soldiers outside Kandahar Attorney General's Office 4. Police inside the Attorney General's office 5. Bullet hole in wall 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr Thoryalai Wesa, Governor of Kandahar: "There was some kind of verbal dispute, some words were exchanged and eventually the shooting took place. And we've got six killed, six injured." 7. Wide shot of the garden of Attorney General's office, where the battle happened STORYLINE President Hamid Karzai accused Afghan guards working for US coalition forces of killing a provincial police chief and at least five other security officers during a gunbattle outside a government office on Monday. In a harshly worded statement, Karzai demanded that coalition forces hand over the guards involved. But the governor of Kandahar, Dr Thoryalai Wesa later said 41 Afghan private security guards connected to the incident had been disarmed and arrested by Afghan authorities. Gunfire broke out after Afghan forces moved into a heavily protected government complex in Kandahar and demanded the release of a man accused of forging documents who was being held there, said Kandahar's district attorney. The Afghan forces had allegedly threatened to release the suspect by force. "There was some kind of verbal dispute, some words were exchanged and eventually the shooting took place. And we've got six killed, six injured," the Governor of Kandahar, Dr Thoryalai Wesa said. Among the officials killed were provincial police chief Matiullah Qati and the province's criminal investigations director. Total death tolls from Afghan officials ranged from between five and 10 police killed. The killing of Kandahar's top police officer is a blow to security efforts in a province from which Taliban leader Mullah Omar once ruled the country. The US military said it was not involved in the shooting, calling it an "Afghan-on-Afghan incident". However, Karzai's statement suggested that the guards sought refuge at a US coalition base after the killings, and he "demanded that coalition forces prevent such incidents, which weaken the government". The situation lays bare the often testy relations between Karzai and American officials. The president's accusations come as thousands of US Marines and soldiers are deploying across southern Afghanistan, the Taliban's stronghold and a region where Karzai is also seeking votes from his Pashtun tribesmen ahead of the August 20 presidential election. 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 06-29-09 1551EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1930: Honduras Tension 2 Monday, 29 June 2009 STORY:Honduras Tension 2- REPLAY Military, protesters, electricity cut, OAS chief LENGTH: 03:33 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Spanish/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/CH12 STORY NUMBER: 611300 DATELINE: Tegucigalpa/El Salvador - 29 June 2009 LENGTH: 03:33 SHOTLIST ++NEW++ (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 29 JUNE 2009) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Tegucigalpa, Honduras - June 29, 2009 1. Wide of Presidential palace with military in front 2. Medium of Presidential palace with military personnel 3. Medium of personnel with riot gear 4. Medium of military personnel and Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) 5. Medium of military personnel with shields ++NEW++ (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 29 JUNE 2009) CHANNEL 12 - AP CLIENTS ONLY San Salvador, El Salvador - June 28, 2009 6. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Jose Miguel Insulza, secretary-general Organisation of American States: "We cannot allow Latin America to return to the past that has been completely overcome. This I want to be absolutely clear. We will make no concessions to a regime that has installed itself in this way" ++NEW++ (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 29 JUNE 2009) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Tegucigalpa, Honduras - June 29, 2009 7. Medium of graffiti reading (Spanish): "Micheleti trash out of Honduras" (sic - refers to Congressional President Roberto Micheletti who was sworn in as president on Sunday) ++NEW++ (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 29 JUNE 2009) CHANNEL 12 - AP CLIENTS ONLY San Salvador, El Salvador - June 28, 2009 8. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Jose Miguel Insulza, secretary-general Organisation of American States "We shouldn't have methods of intervening in another country. We're not going to be negative. So we are going to pressure them, we are going to isolate the illegitimate government. But there will be no intervention of any kind." (FIRST RUN 1330 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 29 JUNE 2009) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Tegucigalpa, Honduras - June 29, 2009 9. Mid of protesters outside palace, with one man holding Honduran flag 10. Wide of military personnel 11. Mid of military personnel 12. Various of protesters outside palace, singing and with fists raised 13. Wide of barricade across street strewn with debris 14. Mid of protesters with fire burning in foreground 15. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Fausto Arrazola, protester: "We demand that the entire international community force this de-facto government out and return Manuel Zelaya as our president." 16. Zoom in to troops entering electricity company, zoom out 17. Wide of troops inside electricity company site, zoom in ++NEW++ (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 29 JUNE 2009) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Tegucigalpa, Honduras - June 29, 2009 18. Medium of barricade and protesters 19. Medium of barricade and protesters 20. Medium of cyclist passing barricade 21. Medium of man walking towards extinguished fire barricade 22. Medium of smoking barricade, men standing by 23. Medium of fence, with pre-referendum banner 24. Various of military personnel with shields and other troops putting on riot gear at presidential palace 25. Wide tilt down of Hondutal telephone company 26. Medium of military on guard outside telephone company 27. Wide of employees gathered outside telephone company with military personnel 28. Medium of soldier 29. Wide of employees gathered outside telephone company with soldiers inside 30. Medium same STORYLINE Honduras' new leaders on Monday defied growing global pressure to reverse a military coup, arguing that they had followed their constitution in removing a leftist president who attacked it. The Obama administration and European governments denounced the military's action. US officials said they were working for the return of ousted President Manuel Zelaya and European officials offered to mediate talks between the two sides. Zelaya was seized by soldiers and hustled aboard a plane to Costa Rica early on Sunday, just hours before a rogue referendum he had called in defiance of the courts and Congress, and which his opponents said was an attempt to remain in power after his term ends on January 27. The Organisation of American States on Sunday approved a resolution demanding "the immediate, safe and unconditional return of the constitutional president, Manuel Zelaya". "We cannot allow Latin America to return to the past that has been completely overcome," OAS chief Jose Miguel Insulza said, adding his organisation would "make no concessions to a regime that has installed itself in this way". Zelaya, meanwhile, on Monday joined presidents from around Latin America in Nicaragua for meetings on how to reverse the first coup in Central America in at least 16 years. On Sunday, before travelling to Managua for the talks with Central American leaders and the leftist alliance of nations, known as ALBA, he told reporters soldiers had seized him in his pyjamas at gunpoint in what he called a "coup" and a "kidnapping". Zelaya's close ally, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, took centre stage in the region as he defended the president by casting the dispute as a rebellion by the region's poor. He also threatened to "overthrow" the new leader sworn in by Honduran lawmakers on Sunday. Congress leader Roberto Micheletti has said he would only serve out the end of Zelaya's term, which ends in January following presidential elections set for November. His designated foreign minister, meanwhile, told Honduran radio on Monday that no coup had occurred, saying the military had merely upheld the constitution "that the earlier government wanted to reform without any basis and in an illegal way". Troops with riot shields surrounded the presidential palace on Monday and armoured military vehicles were parked in front. But soldiers made no attempt to clear pro-Zelaya protesters who were burning tyres and other debris, as well as blocking streets with downed trees and billboards. The Honduran constitution limits presidents to a single four-year term and forbids any modification of that limit. Zelaya's opponents feared he would use the referendum results to try to run again, just as Chavez reformed his country's constitution to be able to seek re-election repeatedly. Micheletti on Sunday that the army acted on orders from the courts and that the ouster was carried out "to defend respect for the law and the principles of democracy". But he threatened to jail Zelaya and put him on trial if he returned. Coups were common in Central America until the 1980s, but Sunday's ouster was the first military power grab in Latin America since a brief, failed 2002 coup against Chavez. It was the first military ouster of a Central American president since 1993, when Guatemalan military officials refused to accept President Jorge Serrano's attempt to seize absolute power and removed him. 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APTN APEX 06-29-09 1552EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1930: STILLS Jackson Monday, 29 June 2009 STORY:STILLS Jackson- REPLAY STILLS showing singer rehearsing for London concerts LENGTH: 00:45 FIRST RUN: 1330 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: Mute SOURCE: AP PHOTOS/JACKSON HANDOUT STORY NUMBER: 611269 DATELINE: Los Angeles - 6 May 2009 LENGTH: 00:45 SHOTLIST AP PHOTOS/MICHAEL JACKSON HANDOUT - NO ACCESS CANADA/FOR BROADCAST USE ONLY - STRICTLY NO ACCESS ONLINE OR MOBILE - NO SALES/NO ARCHIVES ++STILLS++ 1. Wide of Pop star Michael Jackson, centre, and director Kenny Ortega, left, are shown during rehearsals for 50-date comeback 'This Is It' concerts that were scheduled to take place in London prior to the singers death 2. Various of Jackson during rehearsals for London concerts STORYLINE Michael Jackson cuts a thin, gaunt figure in photographs of rehearsals for the "This Is It" London comeback shows he never got to perform. Mounting a comeback aimed at least in part on erasing the taint of years of scandal, Michael Jackson was to due to play a staggering 50 shows at the O2 arena, the first of them in mid-July. It was a schedule daunting enough that Jackson was training in recent months with Lou Ferrigno, the star of TV's "Incredible Hulk." But those involved in the production said Jackson was heavily involved in all aspects of the concert rehearsals. He had hired a personal trainer and was practicing with backup dancers and choreographers several hours a day. Randy Phillips, president and CEO of AEG Live, the producers of the London show, said Jackson was dancing as well or better than the 20-year-old dancers we surrounded him with. Maryss Courchinoux, a 29-year-old from Paris who said she had been selected as a backup dancer for the show, described the tour rehearsals as more arduous than the performances themselves. Jackson's family said he died of cardiac arrest on Thursday at UCLA Medical Centre. A person familiar with the situation, speaking on condition of anonymity because the person had not been authorised to speak publicly, said it was an apparent heart attack. Los Angeles County medical examiners completed their autopsy on Friday and said Jackson had taken unspecified prescription medication. Los Angeles County coroner's officials said their autopsy found no indication of trauma or foul play. But because of additional tests, an official cause of death could take weeks to determine. Jackson's family have requested a second private autopsy. There was no word from the family on funeral plans. Many of Jackson's relatives have gathered at the family's Southern California compound, to care for Jackson's three children. Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine, is taking care of the singer's three children and the family will go to court in part to protect her rights to custody, the family's spokesman said on Monday. 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APTN APEX 06-29-09 1553EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1930: Indonesia Pearl Monday, 29 June 2009 STORY:Indonesia Pearl- REPLAY Japanese pearl expert found dead LENGTH: 00:59 FIRST RUN: 1230 RESTRICTIONS: No Access Indonesia TYPE: Indonesian/Commentary/Nat SOURCE: TV ONE STORY NUMBER: 611248 DATELINE: East Java - 28 June 2009 LENGTH: 00:59 SHOTLIST 1. Various of police placing cordon around ruins of house 2. Various of investigators inspecting debris and ruins of house 4. Mid of generator 5. Wide of police cordon with Torao Inagaki's workshop in the background 5. Mid of man pointing to window of workshop 6. Close-up of window with one slat broken 7. SOUNDBITE: (Indonesian) Akp Hariyanto, local police chief: "(We found the body) at the corner of the house. He had probably been hit by something heavy. He had fallen down and had been dragged for around five metres to where we found him." 8. Various of investigators examining crime scene STORYLINE A Japanese man has been found dead on a small island off Java, Indonesia, according to an Indonesian television report. Broadcaster TV One said local police reported on Monday they had found the body of pearl expert Torao Inagaki on the coast of Ngrembeng Island, located in East Java Province. Video footage broadcast on TV One showed police cordoning off the ruins of a house which appeared to have been partly destroyed and burnt. Japan's Kyodo news agency reported local police suspect that Inagaki had been murdered. A local police chief said Inagaki had probably "been hit with something heavy", and that his body had been "dragged for around five metres" after he had been hit. Inagaki was found with injuries on the back of his head and bruises around his neck, and there was evidence to suggest his body might have been thrown into the sea, Kyodo reported. A few days prior to his death, Inagaki had told police he saw two men trying to access his office, Kyodo reported. Inagaki worked as a consultant at a pearl cultivation centre, the agency said. 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 06-29-09 1554EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1930: France Obama Monday, 29 June 2009 STORY:France Obama- REPLAY Wax statue of Obama goes on show at Eiffel Tower LENGTH: 01:44 FIRST RUN: 0930 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: French/English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 611236 DATELINE: Paris - 29 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:44 SHOTLIST 1. Pan of Eiffel Tower to people gathered around US President Barack Obama's wax statue being presented to the media by the Grevin Wax Museum in Paris 2. Mid of people gathered around statue 3. Obama's wax statue with the Eiffel tower in the background 4. Close up of Obama's wax statue 5. Mid of Obama's wax statue with the sculptor Eric Saint Chaffray on the left and the makeup artist Helene Jonca on the right with the white blouse 6. SOUNDBITE: (French) Eric Saint Chaffray, sculptor: "The main difficulty is making it without meeting him, from press photos. Otherwise, it's always the same difficulties that come back when working on resemblance - matching up the information given by documents, and finding an spirit, an expression that is recurring in the documents which is something that is not easy." 7. Cutaway of Obama's wax statue 8. Photographer taking pictures of the statue in front of the Eiffel Tower 9. SOUNDBITE: (French) Eric Saint Chaffray, sculptor: "We're presenting Barack Obama at the Grevin Museum in the context of a gathering of heads of state which is why he has kind of an official attitude, a little bit stiff." 10. Pan from statue to tourists taking pictures in front of the Eiffel Tower 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Emily Artes, American tourist: "It looks really cool, we all, actually on the bus and we were joking about how he actually looked like Obama, everyone was joking that he was actually here and that we were going take pictures with him and stuff." 12. Close up of Obama's statue 13. Mid of Obama's statue with 2 fake bodyguards STORYLINE With the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop, a wax statue of US President Barack Obama was unveiled in Paris on Monday. The statue will be place in the famed Grevin French Wax Museum alongside other heads of state including French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Founded in 1882 and modelling itself on London's Madame Tussauds, the Grevin wax museum recreates the world's great and the good, bringing back to life historical events. The waxwork of President Obama will join nearly the recreations of almost all US Presidents since 1882. Sculptor Eric Saint Chaffray explained that it wasn't easy to create a model of a man that he had never met, relying solely on press releases and photos. "We're presenting Barack Obama at the Grevin Museum in the context of a gathering of heads of state which is why he has kind of an official attitude, a little bit stiff," he added. 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APTN APEX 06-29-09 1555EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1930: Iran Recount 2 Monday, 29 June 2009 STORY:Iran Recount 2- REPLAY Partial recount, TV says vote valid, street scenes LENGTH: 02:27 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: No Iran/No BBC Persian Service/No VOA Persian TV TYPE: Farsi/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/IRIB STORY NUMBER: 611316 DATELINE: Tehran - 29 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:27 ++NO ACCESS IRAN/BBC PERSIAN TV SERVICE/ VOA PERSIAN TV++ ++AP Television is adhering to Iranian law that stipulates all media are banned from providing BBC Persian or VOA Persian any coverage from Iran, and under this law if any media violate this ban the Iranian authorities can immediately shut down that organisation in Tehran.++ SHOTLIST (FIRST RUN 1330 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 29 JUNE 2009) IRIB - NO ACCESS IRAN/BBC PERSIAN TV SERVICE/ VOA PERSIAN TV 1. Various of vote recount ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1830 NORTH AMERICA PRIME NEWS - 29 JUNE 2009) IRIB - NO ACCESS IRAN/BBC PERSIAN TV SERVICE/ VOA PERSIAN TV 2. Wide of IRIB newsreader in studio 3. IRIB newsreader (Farsi) reading letter from Guardian Council Secretary Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati to Interior Minister Sadegh Mahsouli: ++INCLUDES FILE PICTURES OF VOTING++ "Regarding the final result of the 10th presidential election held on June 12, the Guardian Council hereby declares that, upon publicly calling for filing appeals and complaints to the process of voting and election as well as adding five more days to the deadline for filing complaints, according to the Article 8 of the Presidential Election Law, the council began its probe. Subsequently, after meticulous and comprehensive examination and review on submitted complaints, most of which could not be considered irregularity and were partially slight irregularities that are common to any election and needless of attention, finally the Guardian Council, following several meetings on the case, rules out the complaints and protests and declares that, according to the Article 79 of the Presidential Election Law, the 10th presidential election is valid." ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1830 NORTH AMERICA PRIME NEWS - 29 JUNE 2009) AP TELEVISION - NO ACCESS BBC PERSIAN TV SERVICE/ VOA PERSIAN TV 4. High angle shot of traffic on street 5. Pan from riot police walking down Tehran's Vali-e-Asr street to traffic 6. Mid of riot police walking 7. High angle of traffic on street 8. Close-up of hand dialling on a mobile phone with message reading on phone screen (English) "connection error" 9. Mid of hand holding cell phone STORYLINE Iran's election oversight body on Monday declared the hotly disputed presidential vote to be valid after a partial recount, rejecting opposition allegations of fraud and further silencing calls for a new vote. State television reported that the Guardian Council presented the conclusion in a letter to the interior minister following a recount of what was described as a randomly selected 10 percent of the almost 40 (m) million ballots cast on 12 June. Opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi had claimed that he, not incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was the rightful winner and called for a new election, something the government repeatedly said it would not do. Mousavi supporters took to the streets in protest after the election, outraged by official results that gave Ahmadinejad the victory by a roughly 2-1 margin. The recount conducted on Monday appeared to be an attempt to cultivate the image that Iran was seriously addressing fraud claims, while giving no ground in the clampdown on opposition. Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the Council already had pronounced the results free of major fraud and insisted that Ahmadinejad won by a landslide. Even if errors were found in nearly every one of the votes in the recount, Ahmadinejad, according to the government's count, still would have tallied more votes than Mousavi. In the hours leading to the announcement of the recount result, riot police were seen on the capital's streets and the mobile phone network appeared to have been cut off. Authorities cracked down hard on dissent, most recently on Sunday when riot police clashed with up to three-thousand protesters near the Ghoba Mosque in north Tehran. It was Iran's first major post-election unrest in four days. 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APTN APEX 06-29-09 1558EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1930: ++Iraq Withdrawal 6 Monday, 29 June 2009 STORY:++Iraq Withdrawal 6- NEW Celebrations as US withdrawal nears, FM comments LENGTH: 02:34 FIRST RUN: 1930 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Arabic/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 611322 DATELINE: Baghdad - 29 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:34 SHOTLIST 1. Various of boats on the Tigris river filled with people carrying Iraqi flags and cheering on the Tigris river 2. Pull out from man playing drum and others on boat to mid 3. Wide of people seated in front of big screen 4. Mid of man dancing 5. Man chanting and singing 6. Wide of news conference 7. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Hoshyar Zebari, Iraqi Foreign minister: "It is a very important day and it represents the first practical implementation for the withdrawal agreement signed by the Iraqi government. Nobody should undermine the importance of this day and the importance of the withdrawal and this move will pave the way for the complete withdrawal of US and foreign forces from Iraq. The Iraqi government is confident of the capabilities of our armed and security forces to handle security issues and control the situation despite the attacks and explosions carried by terrorist groups and these attacks will not affect this process." 8. Various of people attending celebration 9. Salah Hassan, singer, on stage 10. Various of people watching 11. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Ali Karim, local resident: "I hope that the American troops will leave the country as a whole. We want to live in peace and security. We are fed up of explosions and displacement. We want to live in prosperity." 12. Various of fireworks STORYLINE Celebrations began on Monday in Baghdad as patriotic songs rang out from speakers mounted at police stations and military checkpoints, hours before the deadline for US combat troops to withdraw from Iraqi cities. The Iraqi government plans to hold a large party on Tuesday in one of Baghdad's main parks on the west side of the Tigris River that will include popular singers and fireworks. The celebration will be broadcast on the other side of the river on a giant screen that was being installed on Monday. US combat troops must withdraw from Iraqi cities by June 30 according to a security agreement that also requires all American forces to leave the country by the end of 2011. Some Americans will remain in the cities as trainers and advisers, but the bulk of the more than 130-thousand US troops in Iraq have assembled in large bases outside urban centres. The top American military commander in the Middle East, General David Petraeus, expressed confidence on Monday that Iraqi security forces are ready despite a string of deadly bombings in recent days. The blasts, which have killed more than 250 people in a little over a week, have raised concerns that violence will spike in Iraq's urban areas after the last US troops leave. But the Iraqi government has said its forces are prepared and has declared Tuesday "National Sovereignty Day," a public holiday that will be marked by festivities. Iraqi Foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari said the Iraqi government is "confident of the capabilities of our armed and security forces to handle security issues". US and Iraqi officials have warned they expect more violence in the coming days as militants try to undermine confidence in the government. 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APTN APEX 06-29-09 1559EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1930: ++Honduras Tension 3 Monday, 29 June 2009 STORY:++Honduras Tension 3- NEW Security forces clash with protesters LENGTH: 01:13 FIRST RUN: 1930 RESTRICTIONS: No Access Venezuela TYPE: Natsound/Commentary SOURCE: TELESUR STORY NUMBER: 611332 DATELINE: Tegucigalpa - 29 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:13 SHOTLIST: 1. Top view of security forces deployed, running 2. Wide of smoke rising, unidentified people running, civilians, security forces 3. Various of people, security forces STORYLINE Venezuelan television Telesur aired footage on Monday of what it said was security forces moving forward towards civilians demonstrating in Tegucicalpa. Honduras' newly appointed leader vowed to resist pressure from across the Americas to reinstate the president ousted in a military coup, as protesters burned tires outside the occupied presidential palace. Leaders from Hugo Chavez to Barack Obama called for the reinstatement of Manuel Zelaya, who was arrested in his pajamas Sunday morning by soldiers who stormed his residence and flew him into exile. Eight leftist countries pulled their ambassadors from Honduras. Roberto Micheletti, appointed president by Congress, insisted that Zelaya was legally removed by the courts and Congress for violating Honduras' constitution - allegedly to extend his rule. Zelaya's ouster was Central America's first coup in at least 16 years. 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APTN APEX 06-29-09 1623EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1930: ++US Jackson Family 2 Monday, 29 June 2009 STORY:++US Jackson Family 2- NEW Joe Jackson, Sharpton talk to media, guardianship documents LENGTH: 02:38 FIRST RUN: 1930 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: VARIOUS STORY NUMBER: 611325 DATELINE: Encino - 29 June 2009/ Recent LENGTH: 02:38 SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Encino, California - 29 June 2009 1. Michael Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, civil rights activist, Reverend Al Sharpton and member of The Chi-Lites band, Marshall Thompson (with white hat) walking to microphones 2. Michael Jackson's memorial shrine 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Reverend Al Sharpton, civil rights activist "It is the determination of the family to be careful and deliberate on how they plan his celebration of life because we're talking about an historic figure that really changed pop culture around the world. This is not something you do carelessly and spontaneously." 4. Sign at makeshift memorial reading: (English) "We are the world, thank you MJ." 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Joe Jackson, Michael Jackson's father: "We're searching to see what happened to Michael." (Q: Do you have any idea about what timeframe for it (a funeral)?) "As I just answered your question, we don't have a timeframe yet because I want to see how this autopsy is coming out, you know? The second autopsy." (Q: When do you expect to hear back from the private autopsy?) "They're doing it right now, and I'm expecting to hear about it real soon." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Encino, California - 27 June 2009 ++NIGHT SHOT++ 6. Car passing by with Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Los Angeles, California - 29 June 2009 7. Various court documents on Katherine Jackson for Michael Jackson's estate and guardianship on his children HOLLYWOOD TV - NO ACCESS TMZ / NO ACCESS ACCESS HOLLYWOOD / NO ACCESS EXTRA / NO ACCESS INSIDE EDITION - DO NOT OBSTRUCT HOLLYWOOD TV LOGO FILE: Los Angeles - 27 April 2009 8. Various of Michael Jackson shopping with his children AP PHOTOS - NO ACCESS CANADA/ FOR BROADCAST USE ONLY - STRICTLY NO ACCESS ONLINE OR MOBILE Pasadena, California - 1996 9. STILL of Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe AP PHOTOS - NO ACCESS CANADA/ FOR BROADCAST USE ONLY - STRICTLY NO ACCESS ONLINE OR MOBILE Santa Maria, California - 2005 10. STILL of Debbie Rowe at court for Michael Jackson's trial STORYLINE: Michael Jackson's father told journalists on Monday that the planning for the pop star's funeral depends on the results of a second autopsy. Joe Jackson told reporters outside the family's Southern California compound that the second autopsy was under way, but he expected results soon. The county coroner conducted an autopsy on Friday, but deferred a decision on the cause of death. Joe Jackson denied reports that his son would be buried at his Neverland ranch. He also said that Michael Jackson's children were happy and are in the company of other children. Meanwhile, civil rights activist, Reverend Al Sharpton, who spent the morning with the Jacksons, said consideration of how to celebrate the legacy of the pop star must be done "carefully". And Michael Jackson's mother asked a Superior Court judge on Monday to name her administrator of her late son's estate so she can ensure the King of Pop's three children are its beneficiaries. The court filing states that Jackson's parents believe he died without a valid will. Supporting Katherine Jackson in her petition bid to administer the estate was Jackson's father, Joe Jackson. The court documents state that Katherine Jackson "intends to marshal assets of the decedent for the exclusive use of the deceased's three children - her grandchildren - after payment of debts and expenses of administration." Earlier, Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff granted Katherine Jackson's request to assume temporary guardianship of her son's children, but did not immediately rule on her request to administer their estate. Beckloff scheduled hearings for July 6 and August 3 to take up the matters, including whether to also approve a request by Jackson to become permanent guardian of her son's children. So far, a will for Michael Jackson, which might spell out his wishes for care of his children and his estate, has not surfaced. Jackson never told his family who he had in place to handle his business affairs, a person close to the family has told The Associated Press. The person, who requested anonymity because of the delicate nature of the situation, said they were told by the singer's phalanx of advisers that he likely had a will, but it may be many years old. When Jackson died on Thursday, he left behind three children: Michael Joseph Jackson Jr, known as Prince Michael, 12; Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, 11; and Prince Michael II, 7. The youngest son was born to a surrogate mother. The filing lists the children as living at the Jacksons' family compound in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. In her request to take over the children's estate, Jackson's mother listed its value as "unknown." "Minor children are currently residing with paternal grandmother," the filing states in an explanation of why Katherine Jackson should be appointed guardian. "They have a long established relationship with paternal grandmother and are comfortable in her care." The declaration states that Deborah Rowe is the mother of Jackson's two eldest children, but lists her whereabouts as "unknown." A family attorney said the Jacksons haven't heard from Rowe since Michael Jackson's death. For Jackson's youngest child, nicknamed Blanket, Monday's court filing states "None" for the mother. It also states that all three of children "have no relationship with their biological mother." 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APTN APEX 06-29-09 1629EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1930: +US Madoff 2 Monday, 29 June 2009 STORY:+US Madoff 2- WRAP Disgraced financier sentenced to 150 years ADDS reax LENGTH: 02:04 FIRST RUN: 1930 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: VARIOUS STORY NUMBER: 611326 DATELINE: New York - 29 June 2009/ File LENGTH: 02:04 SHOTLIST ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1930 ASIA PACIFIC PRIME NEWS) AP TELEVISION NEWS - AP CLIENTS ONLY New York City - 29 June 2009 1. Wide exterior tilt down courthouse 2. Mid of media 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Dominic Ambrosino, Madoff victim: "He looked me right in the eye and I was pretty surprised, I was one of very few people that he looked right in the eye and it felt good, it felt right. The judge sent a message, he turned around, naturally, you know he's a man, I'll give him that, he faced us, but the message the judge sent today, we're just hoping that things follow through." ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1930 ASIA PACIFIC PRIME NEWS) COURTROOM SKETCH - ARTIST MARILYN CHURCH - AP CLIENTS ONLY New York City - 29 June 2009 4. Artists impression of Madoff before the judge 5. Artists impression of Madoff in court ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1930 ASIA PACIFIC PRIME NEWS) AP TELEVISION NEWS - AP CLIENTS ONLY New York City - 29 June 2009 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Tom Hays, AP court reporter: "Unlike his sentencing, he came a little bit closer to showing some remorse, however much like his sentencing back in March, he didn't display a lot of emotion. For the first time he actually turned around and spoke directly to his victims and said, 'I'm sorry and I know that won't make any difference to you'." ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1930 ASIA PACIFIC PRIME NEWS) COURTROOM SKETCH - ARTIST MARILYN CHURCH - AP CLIENTS ONLY New York City - 29 June 2009 7. Artists impression of US District Judge Denny Chin ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1930 ASIA PACIFIC PRIME NEWS) AP TELEVISION NEWS - AP CLIENTS ONLY New York City - 29 June 2009 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Sharon Lissauer, Madoff victim: "I didn't really believe that he was sorry. If he was really sorry he wouldn't have done this for so many years." 9. People holding signs at anti-Madoff rally 10. Pan of woman holding anti-SEC (Security and Exchange Commission) sign at rally 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Cynthia Friedman, Madoff victim: "We want what's entitled to us from SIPC (Securities Investor Protection Corporation), which is funded from the security houses and we would like the President or SEC to tell SIPC to follow the laws that are on the books that are created for just this happening." 12. Pan from media outside courthouse to exterior of building (FIRST RUN 1430 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS) AP TELEVISION NEWS - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: New York City - March 12, 2009 13. Pan of Bernie Madoff exiting car and walking into courthouse STORYLINE Convicted Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison on Monday for a fraud so extensive that the judge said he needed to send a message to potential imitators and to victims who demanded harsh punishment. Scattered applause and whoops broke out in the crowded Manhattan courtroom after US District Judge Denny Chin issued the maximum sentence to the 71-year-old defendant, who said he lived "in a tormented state now, knowing all the pain and suffering I've created". Chin rejected a request by Madoff's lawyer for leniency and said he disagreed that victims of Madoff's Ponzi, or pyramid, scheme were seeking mob vengeance. The judge said the estimate that Madoff had cost his victims more than 13 (b) billion US dollars was conservative because it did not include money from feeder funds. "Here the message must be sent that Mr. Madoff's crimes were extraordinarily evil and that this kind of manipulation of the system is not just a bloodless crime that takes place on paper, but one instead that takes a staggering toll," the judge said. Chin announced the sentence with Madoff standing at the defence table, wearing a dark suit, white shirt and a tie, and looking thinner than his last court appearance in March. He gave no noticeable reaction when the sentence was announced. When asked by the judge whether he had anything to say, Madoff slowly stood, leaned forward on the defence table and spoke in a monotone for about 10 minutes. At various times, Madoff referred to his historic fraud as a "problem", "an error of judgement" and "a tragic mistake". He claimed he and his wife were tormented, saying she "cries herself to sleep every night, knowing all the pain and suffering I have caused". "That's something I live with, as well," he said. Madoff showed no emotion earlier in the hearing as he listened to nine victims spend nearly an hour describing their despair. He then finally looked at the victims lining the first row of the gallery. "I will turn and face you," he said. "I'm sorry. I know that doesn't help you," Madoff added. One of the victims, Dominic Ambrosino, told reporters outside court that Madoff looked him in "right in the eye and it felt good". "He faced us, but the message the judge sent today, we're just hoping that things follow through," Ambrosino added. Before Madoff became a symbol of Wall Street greed, he earned a reputation as a trusted money manager with a Midas touch. Even as the market fluctuated, clients of his secretive investment advisory business, from Florida retirees to celebrities such as Steven Spielberg, actor Kevin Bacon and Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax, for decades enjoyed steady double-digit returns. But late last year, Madoff made a dramatic confession: authorities say he pulled his sons aside and told them it was "all just one big lie". Madoff pleaded guilty in March to securities fraud and other charges. The 171 (b) billion US dollars forfeiture figure used by prosecutors merely mirrors the amount they estimate that, over decades, "flowed into the principal account to perpetrate the Ponzi scheme". The statements sent to investors showing their accounts were worth as much as 65 (b) billion US dollars were fiction. The investigation found that in reality, Madoff never made any investments, instead using the money from new investors to pay returns to existing clients, and to finance a lavish lifestyle for his family. 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American Dream Summit with Republican Presidential Candidates 0855-0959 Giuliani and Coburn
[American Dream Summit with Republican Presidential Candidates 0855-0959 Giuliani and Coburn] [WASHINGTON, DC USA] AMERICAN DREAM SUMMIT General session: (moderated by John Stossel) Tentative sequence: GIULIANI - 9:10am Sen. Tom Coburn John Stossel Rep. Ron PAUL - 9:45am Sen. Sam BROWNBACK - 9:55am Former Gov. Mike HUCKABEE - 10:10am (states/convention style event) Final speaker for this session: Sen. Fred THOMPSON - 11:30am Afternoon sessions AMERICAN DREAM SUMMIT - RUDY GIULIANI RS24/X79/Slugged: 0855 GOP SUMMIT X79 TAPE 1 09:20:28 push into Giuliani 09:20:41 RUDY GIULIANI: So I'd like to start off right away with a declaration of my political beliefs and political faith. I'm a supply-sider... (APPLAUSE) ... because I believe that we're essentially a private economy, and that if the government returns money to the private economy, that economy grows. Now, I not only believe this, I actually -- I believe I'm the only one running for president who has actually made this work. (LAUGHTER) I've actually made it work. I've actually done it. So I'm not a supply-sider just out of theories, or ideas. I'm a supply-sider because I've actually made it work and showed the results of it in tremendous economic growth. (APPLAUSE) Low taxes -- low taxes stimulate growth, they expand freedom, they spark innovation and they increase prosperity. But why would anybody be surprised by that? Freedom works. (APPLAUSE) A lot of people will come here, and they're going to be talking about tax cuts and spending cuts and economic results, and I think that's great. I appreciate all the support for those principles that we can have. But I point out to you that I'm the one who has the record of results from doing each and every one of those things, not once, not twice, but in many cases eight, nine, 10, 12 times, and against very, very big odds. (APPLAUSE) So I ask you to just -- I ask you to compare results. Rhetoric's important. Ideas are important. The most important things are results. And the results that I had in New York City was a city that I was handed that was in economic distress; some people thought in economic crisis. We had 10 percent or more unemployment. We had lost 350,000 jobs. Our taxes were the highest in the country. Our citizens were leaving in large numbers. People were hopeless. Sixty percent of the population, 70 percent of the population wanted to live somewhere else. Do you know what it feels like to finally get elected mayor of the city that you come from, and 70 percent of the people want to leave and go somewhere else? (LAUGHTER) By the time I left, 70 percent wanted to stay. GIULIANI: Seventy-five percent thought it was going in the right direction. We cut unemployment in half. We replaced the loss of 350,000 jobs with a gain of 460,000 jobs. We moved 640,000 people off welfare. (APPLAUSE) And all the things that I said we accomplished -- which I call results, not just rhetoric or talk -- all of the things that I just said we accomplished, we accomplished with the policies and the programs that you believe in and the policies and programs that you're going to discuss at this conference: smaller government, lower taxes, much more accountable government, more balanced regulations. In other words, we very simply reduced the influence of government over the economy of New York City, we reduced taxes by $9 billion and we put the taxes back in the pockets of our citizens, and those citizens used that money more wisely than government. (APPLAUSE) So I don't even know why we debate it any longer. How about we just make a simple statement: Tax cuts work? They work. (APPLAUSE) They worked for President Kennedy. They worked for President Reagan. They work for President Bush right now. They helped Germany and Japan rebuild after their economies were broken by World War II. They worked in New York City for me. Even France... (LAUGHTER) Even France is considering tax cuts under Sarkozy. GIULIANI: Even France! The only place -- and I've been checking on this; maybe they'll contradict me when they check on this -- the only place -- the only place anybody in the whole world is thinking about tax increases is right here in Washington, D.C. That's it. (BOOING) And they happen to be Democrats and they're running for president of the United States. (BOOING) I got to tell you my dream. I've got to tell you my dream. Are there any psychiatrists in this audience? (LAUGHTER) OK. Here's the dream. I just read this book a few weeks ago by the new president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy. President Sarkozy is writing probably about a year ago, and he's writing about how he wants to come to the United States -- wants to come to the United States and he's writing about how he wants to use our policies to help France. Whether it's reducing taxes -- corporate taxes, reducing the size of government, he wants to do something very similar to what I want to do -- only rehire half the people who retire to shrink the civilian workforce. You like that idea? AUDIENCE MEMBER: I like that. GIULIANI: Yes, that's a great idea, isn't it? (APPLAUSE) And he wants to get the French to work more than 35 hours a week. (LAUGHTER) Come on, we're for that, right? AUDIENCE: Yes. GIULIANI: And he wants to do it by giving them tax-free income after 35 hours a week. So I have this dream, now, about four or five times -- can't get rid of it, have it over and over again. President Sarkozy is on an airplane. He's flying to the United States. This other airplane is coming from the United States to France. It gets perilously close to his airplane. They almost hit as they cross over the Atlantic. They get real close to each other, like this. So you can see inside the window of Sarkozy's plane from the other plane, and Sarkozy can see inside the window of the plane headed for France. And they all wave to each other, because they recognize each other. Sarkozy's in one plane. And the people going from the United States to France waving to him are Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards. (APPLAUSE) They want to go to France to figure out how they can take all those failed policies and put them in effect here in the United States... (LAUGHTER) ... bigger government, higher taxes, more regulation. GIULIANI: Well, I told you, I speak about this from the point of view of not just philosophy. I do agree with the philosophy and the ideas, but I speak about it because I made it work for me. And I made it work for me under what could've been described as the worst of circumstances. Became mayor of New York City, tremendous deficits, large unemployment, tremendous lack of spirit, people leaving the city, jobs leaving, and a commission had been put together -- don't you love commissions? (LAUGHTER) The commission for everything. But there was a commission put together how to solve the fiscal problems of New York City. And they wrote up a big report and they sent it to me a couple of weeks after I was elected. And the New York Times really liked this report a lot. So the New York Times wanted to know, "What are you going to do with the report?" GIULIANI: The report recommended higher taxes, higher regulations, more fees, more government control. I said, "Well, you know what I'm going to do with the report? In fact, I think I've already done it. I'm going to throw it in the garbage." (LAUGHTER) And I did. I threw it in the garbage. And what I did was, I went in the other direction. We went line by line and we cut spending. We reduced the burden of regulations. We privatized to the extent that we could. And here's what we did over and over and over again: We cut taxes. I recommended 64 tax cuts. We accomplished 23 of them that I approved. We cut taxes by over $9 billion. We took the income tax and reduced it by 24 percent. And by the time I was finished, we were collecting 41 percent more revenues from the low tax than we used to collect from the high tax. So don't tell me that tax cuts don't work. (APPLAUSE) We changed our welfare offices. We gave them a new name and a new function. You know what the new name of the welfare offices were in New York? Job centers. Job centers. (LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE) But doing this -- but doing this took a lot more -- took a lot more than just rhetoric. It took a lot more than just tinkering with a few laws and regulations. What it took was transforming a culture. In the case of New York, it meant taking on the very bad ideas, the liberal ideas that were at the core of the city's decline for several generations. It meant taking on a belief that taxpayers exist to serve government. It's the other way around: Government exists to serve you, the people. That's the way it's supposed to work in this country. (APPLAUSE) It meant taking on the establishment. GIULIANI: And I have to tell you, it was really good training so that I'll be able to be the one to take on Washington, and change the culture of spending in this city, just like I did in New York. (APPLAUSE) Democrats illustrate one of President Ronald Reagan's favorite quotations. "Public funds seemingly belong to no one and the temptation to bestow them on someone is irresistible." (LAUGHTER) That's a temptation that Democrats just can't seem to avoid. Let me give you one very recent example. Hillary Clinton, the other day, proposed giving every single baby born in the United States... (LAUGHTER) ... a Hillary bond... (LAUGHTER) ... worth $5,000 each. Now, I know this never occurs to the people like Hillary and the other Democrats here in Washington, but you know something? I got news for you: This costs money. (LAUGHTER) Doesn't just come -- doesn't come from the trees. Doesn't come down from Heaven. It costs money. And when I hear a proposal like that, unlike the Democrats who make it -- who, by the way, in the case of the three leading Democrats, have never run a city, they've never run a state, I don't think they've ever run a business. They want you to give them on-the- job executive training in the executive office of the United States as president. AUDIENCE: No. GIULIANI: Not a good idea. Not a good idea. What do you think? AUDIENCE: No. GIULIANI: How about you never drove before and we're going to give you this complex machine? You want somebody flying your airplane that has no hours of experience flying airplanes? AUDIENCE: No. GIULIANI: Not me. But this is why they make proposals like this. When I hear that, the first moment I heard that -- the first moment I heard Hillary wants to give away $5,000 bonds to every child born in the United States, do you know the first question I asked: How many children are born in the United States? Because I was going to multiply that by the $5,000. Because I ran a city. I've run a business. I know how to make a payroll and I know how to reduce expenses. Do you know how much money it is per year? $20 billion. AUDIENCE: Oooooh. GIULIANI: Hillary, that's real money. (LAUGHTER) You and Bill can't afford that. It's got to come out of somebody's pockets. You know who it comes out of? AUDIENCE: Mine. GIULIANI: Yours, mine, hardworking Americans. Hard-earned tax dollars. $20 billion? And it's going to be more than that, because we're going to have to add to that the cost of the large bureaucracy that's going to have to print up the bonds, right? With Hillary's picture on them. You have to print up the bonds. (LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE) You got to mail them out to all 4 million kids, right? You may just have to check and make sure you're getting valid birth certificates. You think somebody might think of cheating if they get -- no. (LAUGHTER) No. No, we'll just send them all the money, that's -- you know, we'll just... (LAUGHTER) Now, the other question is, if she's going to do this, maybe she'll make it retroactive. (LAUGHTER) And did you ever think that children of illegal immigrants will have to get this bond? They're born in the United States. They're citizens of the United States. And some of the people who get this bond, this money, may not need it. Suppose the Gateses have another child. (LAUGHTER) Suppose they have twins. (LAUGHTER) You'll be sending them 10 grand. (LAUGHTER) I know they get real upset when I say, you know, "Hillary and John Edwards and Barack Obama want to move us to socialized medicine." Well, they do, you know? But tell me this isn't a socialist idea, tell me this doesn't come out of a wellspring of thinking that has its roots in socialism: Send everybody a $5,000 bond. George McGovern wanted to send everybody a $1,000 check back in 1972. GIULIANI: And if you figure out what $1,000 is worth now, you know what it's worth now? $4,810. Bad socialist ideas never die... (LAUGHTER) They get resurrected in one way or another. (LAUGHTER) Each Democratic candidate promises to raise taxes. You can be sure -- you know, this is a promise they're going to keep, all right? (LAUGHTER) You know that. We've got a different approach. We're going to cut spending, we're going to cut taxes. I guarantee you in a Giuliani administration, the days of anonymous earmarks are over on day one. (APPLAUSE) I look at it this way: I used the broken windows theory to reduce crime in New York by more than it was reduced in any city in the country. I'm going to use a broken windows theory on earmarks. The earmarks are the broken windows of the budget. They're signs of distress. They show a system that's not working. It's like graffiti on the wall of our spending culture. So, we'll end earmarks. We'll make sure that that anonymous spending -- that anonymous pork barrel spending -- that, just like Hillary's proposal, adds up to a lot of money when you finally calculate all of that. And Republicans have a lot of responsibility here. When people tell me we lost Congress last time, I believe one of the reasons we lost Congress is, unfortunately, our party in the Congress became just like the Democrats as far as spending money concerned. Shame on us. Shame on us. (APPLAUSE) We're supposed to stand for something, and what we stand for is fiscal discipline. And when I'm nominated, we'll have this party back as a party clearly rooted in fiscal discipline: restraining spending, no more earmarks, low taxes, a growth party. GIULIANI: But just in case you think that Democrats keep their word, they said they were going to do away with earmarks. Do you know how many they requested in the first six months of this Congress? Thirty-two thousand. That's 32,000 times that they didn't keep their word and they're going in a direction that is worse than the Republicans. But you had to know that because Republicans are amateur spenders and Democrats are professionals. (LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE) So what are we going to do? What we're going to do is, first, just like we did in New York, we're going to keep the marginal tax rate low. We're going to make sure that the Bush tax cuts -- the level of the Bush tax cuts becomes permanent; they don't get reversed. (APPLAUSE) We're going to index the alternative minimum tax for inflation so it doesn't begin to grow and affect more and more Americans in a way that it was never intended to do. We're going to create new tax savings accounts and new health savings accounts so that people can buy their own health insurance. (APPLAUSE) We're going to give the death tax the death penalty. (APPLAUSE) Gone. Over with. (APPLAUSE) And we're going to create a one-page tax form by simplifying the tax code so that, if you want to, you have the alternative on one page to file your taxes. We'll call it a -- how about we call it a fast tax? (APPLAUSE) We'll get it over with quick. This country did not become great because it has a big government. It became great because it has the largest and most vital private sector in the world. That's why we're a great country. We're not a great country because of our government, we're a great country because of our people. (APPLAUSE) And when our government realizes that, that's when we have a great government. Unlike much of Europe, our government doesn't plan our economy. Our people plan our economy with their individual choices, each one of them in our 50 states, in our hundreds and thousands of different places in America. GIULIANI: Our people are the ones who plan our economy and our government either assists that or it hurts it. So you're going to have a choice in November of 2008. You're going to have a choice in whether you vote for me, where you will increase choices for people, or you vote for the Democrats who will increase choices for government. There's no doubt about it. There's a big dramatic difference coming up in November of 2008. We can take this country in one of two directions. One direction we can take it in are more choices for you. If we reduce taxes, you get the choice over your own money. If we raise taxes, the government gets the choice over that money. The leading Democratic candidate has said the following, describing her philosophy, "I have to take things from you for the common good." (BOOING) Thank you. (LAUGHTER) But excuse me if I don't think that hundreds of millions of American can figure out the common good better than Hillary Clinton... AUDIENCE MEMBER: Amen. (APPLAUSE) GIULIANI: ... or the bureaucrats -- or the bureaucrats that will be managing your -- or the bureaucrats that will be managing your money in Washington. It's your money. It should be your choice. The economy that we live in now is a global economy. That should be exciting. It's exhilarating. It is a tremendous opportunity for this land of entrepreneurs and risk-takers and wealth-creators and inventors and innovators and just hardworking people. That's what Americans are all about. But if we elect a Democrat, sure as I'm standing here, we're going to put a lid on that growth. We're going to hold it down. We're going to push it down. GIULIANI: We're going to push it down by raising taxes, which they promised to do. We're going to hold it down by raising tariffs, like they're promising to do. We're going to totally stop our economic progress by building a health care bureaucracy that is going to move us to socialized medicine. And when our medicine becomes socialized under Hillary Clinton, just where are the Canadians going to go for their health care? (APPLAUSE) I know... (APPLAUSE) We at least know that Michael Moore will be OK. He'll go to Cuba. (APPLAUSE) Right? Right? He'll go to Cuba. But if you elect me president of the United States, instead what you're going to see is, you're going to see, not a lid on that growth, you're going to see that growth become unlimited. And you know why it becomes unlimited? Because when you lower taxes, you keep tariffs down and you open yourself to trade all over the world. When you reduce the size of government, when you put more money back into the private sector, you don't just put more money back into it; you put more energy back into it. You put more life back into it. And then the hopes and the dreams and the aspirations of the American people do not become limited by government, but they get encouraged to think the way great Americans in the past have thought. "What can we invent? What can we create? What can we sell? What can we innovate? What can we dream of? Because now our government is telling us we can dream. We're not limited. We don't have a lid on us." The sky is the limit and America never ever -- never ever fall into this way of thinking. America's future is going to be greater than America's past, because the ability and the heart and the soul and the thinking of American people is unlimited when you allow them to be free, when you allow them to make their own choices, when you don't try to plan them too much, when you don't try to direct them too much. You know what they always do? They defy everybody's expectations. That's what your organization is about. The policies that you're about free the American spirit to soar. So keep fighting for them, let's work together. And in order to accomplish this, let's make sure we have a Republican president in November of 2008. I think I have the one for you. 09:44:31 But thank you very, very much. 09:44:35 Giuliani waves, push out to ws 09:44:40 Giuliani exits stage, ws 09:47:47 Sen. Tom Coburn speaking. 09:53:27 Coburn exits stage
GIULIANI, PAUL AT AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY EVENT
[GIULIANI, PAUL AT AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY EVENT] [WASHINGTON, DC USA] FTG OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FORMER NEW YORK CITY MAYOR RUDY GIULIANI SPEAKING AT THE AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON, DC / DEFENDING THE AMERICAN DREAM SUMMIT 18:11:07 push into Giuliani RUDY GIULIANI: So I'd like to start off right away with a declaration of my political beliefs and political faith. I'm a supply-sider... (APPLAUSE) ... because I believe that we're essentially a private economy, and that if the government returns money to the private economy, that economy grows. Now, I not only believe this, I actually -- I believe I'm the only one running for president who has actually made this work. (LAUGHTER) I've actually made it work. I've actually done it. So I'm not a supply-sider just out of theories, or ideas. I'm a supply-sider because I've actually made it work and showed the results of it in tremendous economic growth. (APPLAUSE) Low taxes -- low taxes stimulate growth, they expand freedom, they spark innovation and they increase prosperity. But why would anybody be surprised by that? Freedom works. (APPLAUSE) A lot of people will come here, and they're going to be talking about tax cuts and spending cuts and economic results, and I think that's great. I appreciate all the support for those principles that we can have. But I point out to you that I'm the one who has the record of results from doing each and every one of those things, not once, not twice, but in many cases eight, nine, 10, 12 times, and against very, very big odds. (APPLAUSE) So I ask you to just -- I ask you to compare results. Rhetoric's important. Ideas are important. The most important things are results. And the results that I had in New York City was a city that I was handed that was in economic distress; some people thought in economic crisis. We had 10 percent or more unemployment. We had lost 350,000 jobs. Our taxes were the highest in the country. Our citizens were leaving in large numbers. People were hopeless. Sixty percent of the population, 70 percent of the population wanted to live somewhere else. Do you know what it feels like to finally get elected mayor of the city that you come from, and 70 percent of the people want to leave and go somewhere else? (LAUGHTER) By the time I left, 70 percent wanted to stay. GIULIANI: Seventy-five percent thought it was going in the right direction. We cut unemployment in half. We replaced the loss of 350,000 jobs with a gain of 460,000 jobs. We moved 640,000 people off welfare. (APPLAUSE) And all the things that I said we accomplished -- which I call results, not just rhetoric or talk -- all of the things that I just said we accomplished, we accomplished with the policies and the programs that you believe in and the policies and programs that you're going to discuss at this conference: smaller government, lower taxes, much more accountable government, more balanced regulations. In other words, we very simply reduced the influence of government over the economy of New York City, we reduced taxes by $9 billion and we put the taxes back in the pockets of our citizens, and those citizens used that money more wisely than government. (APPLAUSE) So I don't even know why we debate it any longer. How about we just make a simple statement: Tax cuts work? They work. (APPLAUSE) They worked for President Kennedy. They worked for President Reagan. They work for President Bush right now. They helped Germany and Japan rebuild after their economies were broken by World War II. They worked in New York City for me. Even France... (LAUGHTER) Even France is considering tax cuts under Sarkozy. GIULIANI: Even France! The only place -- and I've been checking on this; maybe they'll contradict me when they check on this -- the only place -- the only place anybody in the whole world is thinking about tax increases is right here in Washington, D.C. That's it. (BOOING) And they happen to be Democrats and they're running for president of the United States. (BOOING) I got to tell you my dream. I've got to tell you my dream. Are there any psychiatrists in this audience? (LAUGHTER) OK. Here's the dream. I just read this book a few weeks ago by the new president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy. President Sarkozy is writing probably about a year ago, and he's writing about how he wants to come to the United States -- wants to come to the United States and he's writing about how he wants to use our policies to help France. Whether it's reducing taxes -- corporate taxes, reducing the size of government, he wants to do something very similar to what I want to do -- only rehire half the people who retire to shrink the civilian workforce. You like that idea? AUDIENCE MEMBER: I like that. GIULIANI: Yes, that's a great idea, isn't it? (APPLAUSE) And he wants to get the French to work more than 35 hours a week. (LAUGHTER) Come on, we're for that, right? AUDIENCE: Yes. GIULIANI: And he wants to do it by giving them tax-free income after 35 hours a week. So I have this dream, now, about four or five times -- can't get rid of it, have it over and over again. President Sarkozy is on an airplane. He's flying to the United States. This other airplane is coming from the United States to France. It gets perilously close to his airplane. They almost hit as they cross over the Atlantic. They get real close to each other, like this. So you can see inside the window of Sarkozy's plane from the other plane, and Sarkozy can see inside the window of the plane headed for France. And they all wave to each other, because they recognize each other. Sarkozy's in one plane. And the people going from the United States to France waving to him are Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards. (APPLAUSE) They want to go to France to figure out how they can take all those failed policies and put them in effect here in the United States... (LAUGHTER) ... bigger government, higher taxes, more regulation. GIULIANI: Well, I told you, I speak about this from the point of view of not just philosophy. I do agree with the philosophy and the ideas, but I speak about it because I made it work for me. And I made it work for me under what could've been described as the worst of circumstances. Became mayor of New York City, tremendous deficits, large unemployment, tremendous lack of spirit, people leaving the city, jobs leaving, and a commission had been put together -- don't you love commissions? (LAUGHTER) The commission for everything. But there was a commission put together how to solve the fiscal problems of New York City. And they wrote up a big report and they sent it to me a couple of weeks after I was elected. And the New York Times really liked this report a lot. So the New York Times wanted to know, "What are you going to do with the report?" GIULIANI: The report recommended higher taxes, higher regulations, more fees, more government control. I said, "Well, you know what I'm going to do with the report? In fact, I think I've already done it. I'm going to throw it in the garbage." (LAUGHTER) And I did. I threw it in the garbage. And what I did was, I went in the other direction. We went line by line and we cut spending. We reduced the burden of regulations. We privatized to the extent that we could. And here's what we did over and over and over again: We cut taxes. I recommended 64 tax cuts. We accomplished 23 of them that I approved. We cut taxes by over $9 billion. We took the income tax and reduced it by 24 percent. And by the time I was finished, we were collecting 41 percent more revenues from the low tax than we used to collect from the high tax. So don't tell me that tax cuts don't work. (APPLAUSE) We changed our welfare offices. We gave them a new name and a new function. You know what the new name of the welfare offices were in New York? Job centers. Job centers. (LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE) But doing this -- but doing this took a lot more -- took a lot more than just rhetoric. It took a lot more than just tinkering with a few laws and regulations. What it took was transforming a culture. In the case of New York, it meant taking on the very bad ideas, the liberal ideas that were at the core of the city's decline for several generations. It meant taking on a belief that taxpayers exist to serve government. It's the other way around: Government exists to serve you, the people. That's the way it's supposed to work in this country. (APPLAUSE) It meant taking on the establishment. GIULIANI: And I have to tell you, it was really good training so that I'll be able to be the one to take on Washington, and change the culture of spending in this city, just like I did in New York. (APPLAUSE) Democrats illustrate one of President Ronald Reagan's favorite quotations. "Public funds seemingly belong to no one and the temptation to bestow them on someone is irresistible." (LAUGHTER) That's a temptation that Democrats just can't seem to avoid. Let me give you one very recent example. Hillary Clinton, the other day, proposed giving every single baby born in the United States... (LAUGHTER) ... a Hillary bond... (LAUGHTER) ... worth $5,000 each. Now, I know this never occurs to the people like Hillary and the other Democrats here in Washington, but you know something? I got news for you: This costs money. (LAUGHTER) Doesn't just come -- doesn't come from the trees. Doesn't come down from Heaven. It costs money. And when I hear a proposal like that, unlike the Democrats who make it -- who, by the way, in the case of the three leading Democrats, have never run a city, they've never run a state, I don't think they've ever run a business. They want you to give them on-the- job executive training in the executive office of the United States as president. AUDIENCE: No. GIULIANI: Not a good idea. Not a good idea. What do you think? AUDIENCE: No. GIULIANI: How about you never drove before and we're going to give you this complex machine? You want somebody flying your airplane that has no hours of experience flying airplanes? AUDIENCE: No. GIULIANI: Not me. But this is why they make proposals like this. When I hear that, the first moment I heard that -- the first moment I heard Hillary wants to give away $5,000 bonds to every child born in the United States, do you know the first question I asked: How many children are born in the United States? Because I was going to multiply that by the $5,000. Because I ran a city. I've run a business. I know how to make a payroll and I know how to reduce expenses. Do you know how much money it is per year? $20 billion. AUDIENCE: Oooooh. GIULIANI: Hillary, that's real money. (LAUGHTER) You and Bill can't afford that. It's got to come out of somebody's pockets. You know who it comes out of? AUDIENCE: Mine. GIULIANI: Yours, mine, hardworking Americans. Hard-earned tax dollars. $20 billion? And it's going to be more than that, because we're going to have to add to that the cost of the large bureaucracy that's going to have to print up the bonds, right? With Hillary's picture on them. You have to print up the bonds. (LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE) You got to mail them out to all 4 million kids, right? You may just have to check and make sure you're getting valid birth certificates. You think somebody might think of cheating if they get -- no. (LAUGHTER) No. No, we'll just send them all the money, that's -- you know, we'll just... (LAUGHTER) Now, the other question is, if she's going to do this, maybe she'll make it retroactive. (LAUGHTER) And did you ever think that children of illegal immigrants will have to get this bond? They're born in the United States. They're citizens of the United States. And some of the people who get this bond, this money, may not need it. Suppose the Gateses have another child. (LAUGHTER) Suppose they have twins. (LAUGHTER) You'll be sending them 10 grand. (LAUGHTER) I know they get real upset when I say, you know, "Hillary and John Edwards and Barack Obama want to move us to socialized medicine." Well, they do, you know? But tell me this isn't a socialist idea, tell me this doesn't come out of a wellspring of thinking that has its roots in socialism: Send everybody a $5,000 bond. George McGovern wanted to send everybody a $1,000 check back in 1972. GIULIANI: And if you figure out what $1,000 is worth now, you know what it's worth now? $4,810. Bad socialist ideas never die... (LAUGHTER) They get resurrected in one way or another. (LAUGHTER) Each Democratic candidate promises to raise taxes. You can be sure -- you know, this is a promise they're going to keep, all right? (LAUGHTER) You know that. We've got a different approach. We're going to cut spending, we're going to cut taxes. I guarantee you in a Giuliani administration, the days of anonymous earmarks are over on day one. (APPLAUSE) I look at it this way: I used the broken windows theory to reduce crime in New York by more than it was reduced in any city in the country. I'm going to use a broken windows theory on earmarks. The earmarks are the broken windows of the budget. They're signs of distress. They show a system that's not working. It's like graffiti on the wall of our spending culture. So, we'll end earmarks. We'll make sure that that anonymous spending -- that anonymous pork barrel spending -- that, just like Hillary's proposal, adds up to a lot of money when you finally calculate all of that. And Republicans have a lot of responsibility here. When people tell me we lost Congress last time, I believe one of the reasons we lost Congress is, unfortunately, our party in the Congress became just like the Democrats as far as spending money concerned. Shame on us. Shame on us. (APPLAUSE) We're supposed to stand for something, and what we stand for is fiscal discipline. And when I'm nominated, we'll have this party back as a party clearly rooted in fiscal discipline: restraining spending, no more earmarks, low taxes, a growth party. GIULIANI: But just in case you think that Democrats keep their word, they said they were going to do away with earmarks. Do you know how many they requested in the first six months of this Congress? Thirty-two thousand. That's 32,000 times that they didn't keep their word and they're going in a direction that is worse than the Republicans. But you had to know that because Republicans are amateur spenders and Democrats are professionals. (LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE) So what are we going to do? What we're going to do is, first, just like we did in New York, we're going to keep the marginal tax rate low. We're going to make sure that the Bush tax cuts -- the level of the Bush tax cuts becomes permanent; they don't get reversed. (APPLAUSE) We're going to index the alternative minimum tax for inflation so it doesn't begin to grow and affect more and more Americans in a way that it was never intended to do. We're going to create new tax savings accounts and new health savings accounts so that people can buy their own health insurance. (APPLAUSE) We're going to give the death tax the death penalty. (APPLAUSE) Gone. Over with. (APPLAUSE) And we're going to create a one-page tax form by simplifying the tax code so that, if you want to, you have the alternative on one page to file your taxes. We'll call it a -- how about we call it a fast tax? (APPLAUSE) We'll get it over with quick. This country did not become great because it has a big government. It became great because it has the largest and most vital private sector in the world. That's why we're a great country. We're not a great country because of our government, we're a great country because of our people. (APPLAUSE) And when our government realizes that, that's when we have a great government. Unlike much of Europe, our government doesn't plan our economy. Our people plan our economy with their individual choices, each one of them in our 50 states, in our hundreds and thousands of different places in America. GIULIANI: Our people are the ones who plan our economy and our government either assists that or it hurts it. So you're going to have a choice in November of 2008. You're going to have a choice in whether you vote for me, where you will increase choices for people, or you vote for the Democrats who will increase choices for government. There's no doubt about it. There's a big dramatic difference coming up in November of 2008. We can take this country in one of two directions. One direction we can take it in are more choices for you. If we reduce taxes, you get the choice over your own money. If we raise taxes, the government gets the choice over that money. The leading Democratic candidate has said the following, describing her philosophy, "I have to take things from you for the common good." (BOOING) Thank you. (LAUGHTER) But excuse me if I don't think that hundreds of millions of American can figure out the common good better than Hillary Clinton... AUDIENCE MEMBER: Amen. (APPLAUSE) GIULIANI: ... or the bureaucrats -- or the bureaucrats that will be managing your -- or the bureaucrats that will be managing your money in Washington. It's your money. It should be your choice. The economy that we live in now is a global economy. That should be exciting. It's exhilarating. It is a tremendous opportunity for this land of entrepreneurs and risk-takers and wealth-creators and inventors and innovators and just hardworking people. That's what Americans are all about. But if we elect a Democrat, sure as I'm standing here, we're going to put a lid on that growth. We're going to hold it down. We're going to push it down. GIULIANI: We're going to push it down by raising taxes, which they promised to do. We're going to hold it down by raising tariffs, like they're promising to do. We're going to totally stop our economic progress by building a health care bureaucracy that is going to move us to socialized medicine. And when our medicine becomes socialized under Hillary Clinton, just where are the Canadians going to go for their health care? (APPLAUSE) I know... (APPLAUSE) We at least know that Michael Moore will be OK. He'll go to Cuba. (APPLAUSE) Right? Right? He'll go to Cuba. But if you elect me president of the United States, instead what you're going to see is, you're going to see, not a lid on that growth, you're going to see that growth become unlimited. And you know why it becomes unlimited? Because when you lower taxes, you keep tariffs down and you open yourself to trade all over the world. When you reduce the size of government, when you put more money back into the private sector, you don't just put more money back into it; you put more energy back into it. You put more life back into it. And then the hopes and the dreams and the aspirations of the American people do not become limited by government, but they get encouraged to think the way great Americans in the past have thought. "What can we invent? What can we create? What can we sell? What can we innovate? What can we dream of? Because now our government is telling us we can dream. We're not limited. We don't have a lid on us." The sky is the limit and America never ever -- never ever fall into this way of thinking. America's future is going to be greater than America's past, because the ability and the heart and the soul and the thinking of American people is unlimited when you allow them to be free, when you allow them to make their own choices, when you don't try to plan them too much, when you don't try to direct them too much. You know what they always do? They defy everybody's expectations. That's what your organization is about. The policies that you're about free the American spirit to soar. So keep fighting for them, let's work together. And in order to accomplish this, let's make sure we have a Republican president in November of 2008. I think I have the one for you. But thank you very, very much. Giuliani waves, push out to ws Giuliani exits stage, ws 18:35:39 FTG OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE REPRESENTATIVE RON PAUL (R-TEX) SPEAKING AT THE AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON, DC / DEFENDING THE AMERICAN DREAM SUMMIT Ron Paul takes stage, zoom out to ws zoom in ts neglect of the Constitution, following the Constitution. secrecy in gov't, open gov't and personal privacy. Leaves stage.
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AP-APTN-1830 North America Prime News -Final Saturday, 30 January 2010 North America Prime News Switz WEF Demo 2 02:26 AP Clients Only WRAP Demos at the WEF, water cannons used to try and disperse protesters Switz WEF US Taiwan 01:29 AP Clients Only REPLAY US senator reacts to US Taiwan arms sale Switz WEF Economy 01:59 AP Clients Only REPLAY Participants discuss bank regulations and state of the world economy Switz WEF Germany Afghan 01:14 AP Clients Only REPLAY German Defence Minister comments on Afghanistan Pakistan Blast 01:11 AP Clients Only REPLAY Suicide blast kills sixteen; hospital pictures Afghanistan NATO 01:41 AP Clients Only REPLAY Airstrike kills 4 after NATO and Afghan forces mistake each other for the enemy US Bush Senior 01:43 AP Clients Only NEW Former Pres George HW Bush and son Jeb visit Obama at White House Iran President 01:20 No BBC Perisa Service/No VOA Persia Service REPLAY Ahmadinejad says West in decline, Iran most important nation on earth Iran Trial 00:56 No Iran/ No BBC Persian Service/No VOA Persian TV REPLAY 16 held over anti-govt protests put on trial, state media reports Germany Weather 2 03:29 See Script REPLAY Public transport shut down due to heavy snowfall, wintry conditions B-u-l-l-e-t-i-n begins at 1830 GMT. APEX 01-30-10 1357EST -----------End of rundown----------- AP-APTN-1830: Switz WEF Demo 2 Saturday, 30 January 2010 STORY:Switz WEF Demo 2- WRAP Demos at the WEF, water cannons used to try and disperse protesters LENGTH: 02:26 FIRST RUN: 1730 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/German/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 635271 DATELINE: Davos - 30 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 02:26 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST (FIRST RUN 1730 NEWS UPDATE - 30 JANUARY 2010) 1. Wide of demonstrators, water jets being deployed in the distance 2. Protesters running away from water jets, some throwing snowballs 3. Close-up of police spraying water towards protesters 4. Protesters throwing snowballs over fence at police 5. Close-of police with shields and water hose 6. Police spraying man in rabbit costume, man running away (FIRST RUN EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 30 JANUARY 2010) 7. Mid of demonstrators shaking fence outside venue 8. Mid of demonstrators throwing snowballs at police, close to entrance to the venue 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Name not given, demonstrator: "This demonstration is because the WEF is on the output, you see much good things, what is on the media, and on the inside, on the little lobbies and everywhere else there is much going on. We don't see and we don't know what happens there, and little businesses and that's really the dirty business, gangster's paradise in the house." (shows snowboard with writing reading "Gangster's Paradise") 10. Mid of demonstrators marching with red flags 11. SOUNDBITE (German) Rolf Marouk, regional parliament Green Party member: "We don't believe the people at the WEF are changing the world, that they really want to change the state of the world. This is why we took to the streets, to present our own ideas and because we are convinced that the people from the WEF really can't improve the state of the world." 12. Mid of demonstrators writing graffiti on Davos banner 13. Wide of riot police at road block STORYLINE About 100 protesters demonstrated on Saturday against the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos in the Swiss Alps. Protesters tried to bring down a fence surrounding the venue hosting the meeting and threw snowballs at riot police. The protest, organised by anti-capitalist groups, the local Green Party and socialist movement, made its way to a hotel where some high-level guests were staying. Police used water cannons to try and disperse the demonstrators. "We are convinced that the people from the WEF really can't improve the state of the world," local Green Party member Rolf Marouk said. Top politicians and business leaders have been converging on the Alpine resort for five-days of talks including boosting the recovery of the global market and tackling the thorny issue of government plans to tighten banking regulations. On Saturday, government regulators from the United States and Europe laid out their financial reform plans before a sceptical banking industry, asking financiers for input but adamant that change was coming with or without their support. The meeting came after days of tension over US government plans for stricter controls on the financial industry to limit speculation and avoid a repeat of the 2008 meltdown that plunged the world into recession. Bankers have protested the new proposals, saying the US and other countries risk choking off a gradual economic recovery with regulation they see as heavy-handed. 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APTN APEX 01-30-10 1350EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Switz WEF US Taiwan Saturday, 30 January 2010 STORY:Switz WEF US Taiwan- REPLAY US senator reacts to US Taiwan arms sale LENGTH: 01:28 FIRST RUN: 1730 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 635272 DATELINE: Davos - 30 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 01:28 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: 1. Wide shot of World Economic Forum lobby 2. Medium shot of US Senator Lindsey O. Graham (South Carolina) talking to officials 3. Various of Graham 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) US Senator Lindsey O. Graham, Republican, South Carolina: "I do believe in reunification between the Taiwanese people and the people in Taiwan and mainland China, but not at the force of a gun or the threat of invasion. I want to compliment the Obama administration for agreeing to these arms sales. I think people of Taiwan are seeking to reconcile with mainland China but not through the threat of invasion at the force of a gun, and my commitment to the Taiwanese people is not going to change because of mainland China's action here." 5. Close of World Economic Forum sign 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) US Senator Lindsey O. Graham, Republican, South Carolina: "As we do business together, as we try to form partnerships and relationships the one thing that China needs to understand is that you can't be a good partner unless you're honest with each other. So my call is for the Chinese government to stop monitoring the internet, human right abuses abound in China, and stop trying to reconcile through the force of arms with the threat of invasion with Taiwan." 7. Wide of Graham with officials STORYLINE: China suspended military exchanges with the United States, threatened unprecedented sanctions against American defence companies and warned on Saturday that cooperation would suffer after Washington announced 6.4 (b) billion dollars in planned arms sales to Taiwan. The response to Friday's US announcement, while not entirely unexpected, was swift and indicated that China plans to put up a greater challenge than usual as it deals with the most sensitive topic in US-China relations. US Republican Senator Lindsey O. Graham, who has worked on US-Chinese trade agreements, was in Davos for the World Economic Forum on Saturday. He reacted to the Chinese response saying: "I want to compliment the Obama administration for agreeing to these arms sales. I think people of Taiwan are seeking to reconcile with mainland China but not through the threat of invasion at the force of a gun, and my commitment to the Taiwanese people is not going to change because of mainland China's action here." China's Defence Ministry said the arms sales to self-governing Taiwan, which the mainland claims as its own, cause "severe harm" to overall U.S.-China cooperation, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported. Tensions were already high after recent US comments on internet freedom and a dispute between Google and China, as well as President Barack Obama's plan to meet with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama this year. Graham said: "As we do business together, as we try to form partnerships and relationships the one thing that China needs to understand is that you can't be a good partner unless you're honest with each other. So my call is for the Chinese government to stop monitoring the internet, human right abuses abound in China, and stop trying to reconcile through the force of arms with the threat of invasion with Taiwan." The United States is Taiwan's most important ally and largest arms supplier, and it's bound by law to ensure the island is able to respond to Chinese threats. China responds angrily to any proposed arms sales, however, and it also cut off military ties with the US in 2008 after the former Bush administration announced a multi-billion dollar arms sale to Taiwan. A similar cut-off of military ties was expected this time, but it comes as Washington and Beijing wanted to improve normally frosty relations between their armed forces. The US has tried to use military visits to build trust with Beijing and learn more about the aims of its massive military build-up. Though Taiwan's ties with China have warmed considerably since Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou took office 20 months ago, Beijing has threatened to invade if the island ever formalises its de facto independence. 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 01-30-10 1423EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Switz WEF Economy Saturday, 30 January 2010 STORY:Switz WEF Economy- REPLAY Participants discuss bank regulations and state of the world economy LENGTH: 01:59 FIRST RUN: 1430 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: French/German/English/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 635261 DATELINE: Davos - 30 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 01:59 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: 1. Wide shot of media waiting 2. SOUNDBITE: (French) Dominique Strauss-Kahn, IMF (International Monetary Fund) Managing Director: "As far as the reform of the financial sector is concerned, we must accelerate and go further, not just for the banks, but also the rest of the financial sector. We have proposed a method of taxing the financial system, so to make it contribute to the risks being taken collectivity." 3. Wide shot of French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde arriving towards the cameras 4. SOUNDBITE: (French) Christine Lagarde, French Finance Minister, answering question about economic outlook: "Growth everywhere, certainly much stronger in the emerging countries. China's path has been obvious in this domain, and growth in Europe of course much more fragile, with France emerging a little stronger than others." 5. Various shots of European Central Bank Head Jean Claude Trichet talking to officials 6. Various shots of Governor of the Canadian National Bank talking to officials 7. SOUNDBITE: (German) Josef Ackermann, CEO Deutsche Bank AG: "No, it (regulation) is not going too far yet. We are still trying to find the structures and we will make decisions on its extent later. In the meantime, we are still studying the potential effects." 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman "Well, I think that is an issue. I don't mean so much over-regulation, I'm really concerned - is it really a level playing field? And we are concerned that in the guise regulation there shouldn't be financial protection. Definitely there will be some deal averaging, as long as it's not a built-in bias against developing countries - we don't have problem." 9. Woman posing with Zakumi, the official 2010 World Cup mascot STORYLINE: International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Saturday said that financial sector reforms should be bold but handled in close cooperation so that no countries suffer as a result. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos he said: "as far as the reform of the financial sector is concerned, we must accelerate and go further, not just for the banks, but also the rest of the financial sector. We have proposed a method of taxing the financial system, so to make it contribute to the risks being taken collectivity." It's hoped tighter regulation of the financial sector could in turn stimulate overall economic confidence. But Indian Planning commission chief Montek S Ahluwaliha was concerned to ensure a level playing field was created and that regulation should not mean financial protection and it did not squeeze developing countries. The IMF chief and the Indian official spoke following a Davos debate on the global economic outlook from which French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde emerged in confident mood to speak about "growth everywhere, certainly much stronger in the emerging countries." China's path, she said,"has been obvious in this domain, growth in Europe of course (is)much more fragile, France (is) doing a bit better then others." 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APTN APEX 01-30-10 1334EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Switz WEF Germany Afghan Saturday, 30 January 2010 STORY:Switz WEF Germany Afghan- REPLAY German Defence Minister comments on Afghanistan LENGTH: 01:14 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: German/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 635269 DATELINE: Davos - 30 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 01:14 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of World Economic Forum (WEF) lobby 2. German Defence Minister, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, entering World Economic Forum venue 3. Guttenberg being interviewed 4. SOUNDBITE: (German) Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, German Defence Minister: "The troop numbers were developed by the military leadership, and that is a clear statement. The fact that there are wild numbers being bandied about ahead of the conference is understandable, but it is also understandable that in the end, the number is the one suggested by the military leadership and the ministry." 5. Guttenberg talking in WEF lobby 6. SOUNDBITE: (German) Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, German Defence Minister: "No, that is not a sign of a lack of trust, but of its existence, because these troops will be placed under German command. It is important we continue to act together in Afghanistan. It is a mission for the international community. We're all ready to take on a certain change of strategy and therefore we're thankful for additional capacity which we are getting in the North. We need to be successful in Afghanistan together and not point fingers at each other." 7. Wide pan of WEF main congress hall STORYLINE: German Defence Minister, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg on Saturday insisted the plan to increase the number of German troops in Afghanistan corresponds with the numbers demanded by the country's top military. Speaking ahead of his appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, zu Guttenberg said: "The fact that there are wild numbers being bandied about ahead of the conference is understandable, but it is also understandable that in the end, the number is the one suggested by the military leadership and the ministry." Earlier this week, Germany pledged to increase its troop contingent in Afghanistan by up to 850 and focus more strongly on training local security forces. Germany has nearly 4,300 soldiers in Afghanistan. They serve under a parliamentary mandate that currently sets the maximum number at 4,500. German Chancellor Angela Merkel did not specify what the new upper limit might be. Zu Guttenberg also commented on the apparent planned deployment of US soldiers in northern Afghanistan, where German troops are operating. "That is not a sign of a lack of trust, but of its existence, because these troops will be placed under German command." "It is important we continue to act together in Afghanistan. It is a mission for the international community. We're all ready to take on a certain change of strategy and therefore we're thankful for additional capacity which we are getting in the North. We need to be successful in Afghanistan together and not point fingers at each other," he said. 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APTN APEX 01-30-10 1346EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Pakistan Blast Saturday, 30 January 2010 STORY:Pakistan Blast- REPLAY Suicide blast kills sixteen; hospital pictures LENGTH: 01:11 FIRST RUN: 1430 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Pashto/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 635262 DATELINE: Peshawar - 30 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 01:11 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 1. Wide of security outside Lady Reading Hospital 2. Ambulance arriving at the hospital 3. Man carrying injured child out of ambulance 4. Medics wheeling in injured into hospital on stretcher 5. Mid of hospital ward, people gathered round bed of injured man 6. Mid of medics attending to injured man 7. Mid of medics attending to injured child 8. SOUNDBITE: (Pashto) Khan Badsha, father of child hurt in blast: "It was about two o'clock (0900 GMT) when this incident happened. 16 people died on the spot. When we got there we saw eight people injured, and the authorities were not allowing us to enter the hospital (in Bajur)." 9. Badsha's injured son lying on bed 10. SOUNDBITE: (Pashto) Khan Badsha, father of child hurt in blast: "He (Khan's son) went to buy oil, and we didn't know where he was. Around four o'clock (1100 GMT) we knew that my son was injured." 11. Wide of hospital ward STORYLINE A suicide bomber killed 16 people on Saturday at a police checkpoint in a northwest Pakistani tribal area where the military declared victory over the Taliban and al-Qaida last year, highlighting the difficulty Islamabad has in holding regions once the battle phase of its army offensives end. Fourteen civilians and two police officers died in the suicide attack in the Bajur tribal region, while 20 people were wounded, local government official Bakhat Pacha said. The attacker, on foot, struck a market area in the region's main town, Khar, he said. Some of the wounded were in a critical condition at hospitals, the official added. Three of the injured; one man and two children were rushed to Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar. One man, standing by his child's bedside, said his son had gone to the market to buy oil when he was hurt in the explosion. The attack came a day after officials said security forces had killed 44 militants in three days of battles on the outskirts of Khar. Pakistan waged a major military offensive against Taliban and al-Qaida insurgents in Bajur in 2008, declaring victory over the militants by February 2009. But in recent weeks, clashes and now this latest suicide attack have signalled a deteriorating security situation in the area. 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APTN APEX 01-30-10 1336EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Afghanistan NATO Saturday, 30 January 2010 STORY:Afghanistan NATO- REPLAY Airstrike kills 4 after NATO and Afghan forces mistake each other for the enemy LENGTH: 01:41 FIRST RUN: 1130 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Dari/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 635237 DATELINE: Wardak Province - 30 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 01:41 ++CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE, STORYLINE UPDATED FOR THE 1330 BULLETIN++ AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of Afghan police at the site of the airstrike on an Afghan National Army outpost 2. Mid of Afghan police at the scene 3. Close of rifle, military vehicles in background 4. Various of snow-covered outpost, snow blackened by the airstrike 5. Wide of helicopter flying overhead 6. Wide of outpost 7. Wide of Wardak to Kandahar highway 8. Mid of locals stepping off bus 9. Wide of traffic clogged up along road, people standing at side of road 10. SOUNDBITE: (Dari) Dil Agha, local resident, vox pop: "The Afghan National Army check post was bombed by Americans. Four Afghan National Army soldiers were martyred and eight were wounded. Americans did it." 11. SOUNDBITE: (Dari) Haji Khan Mohammad, local resident, vox pop: "I am from this area. I witnessed the entire incident myself. Planes arrived and bombed the Afghan National Army check post, they hit some of the houses around the area with mortars. All the people standing here can see that the check post was bombed." 12. Mid of Afghan National Army soldier, vehicles in background 13. Wide of American military vehicle at the site STORYLINE: Four Afghan soldiers died in an apparent friendly fire incident between NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) and Afghan troops on Saturday at a snow-covered highway outpost, United States and Afghan officials said. The incident began about 3 a.m. local time on Saturday (2230 GMT Friday) in the eastern Wardak province, when a joint NATO-Afghan force traded fire with another Afghan unit manning the outpost, Afghanistan's Defence Ministry said. NATO troops then called in an airstrike, killing the four Afghans, NATO and the Afghan ministry said. Neither group confirmed the nationality of the NATO soldiers. Footage of the aftermath showed American armoured vehicles in the area, about half a mile (one kilometre) from the hilltop outpost. The snow outside the fortified compound was blackened by the airstrike. Afghanistan's Defence Ministry condemned the incident and demanded punishment for those responsible. NATO called it a "regrettable incident" and announced an investigation. NATO said they were shot at first, prompting the joint force to return fire before calling in the airstrike. Afghan provincial officials said the fighting was due to a misunderstanding as the joint NATO-Afghan force returned from an operation in the Sayed Abad district. Provincial spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said seven Afghan soldiers had been wounded. A local man said eight had been wounded. The conflicting casualty tolls could not immediately be reconciled. The deaths are likely to strain relations between NATO and Afghan forces at a time when both are calling for a closer partnership in the fight against the Taliban. In a separate incident in Wardak province, a NATO official said an Afghan interpreter killed two US service members before he was killed himself at a combat outpost. The new details emerged on Saturday, a day after the deaths were announced in a brief statement. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorised to release the information. First reports indicated three Americans were killed but the official said one of the dead was an Afghan. 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APTN APEX 01-30-10 1338EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: US Bush Senior Saturday, 30 January 2010 STORY:US Bush Senior- NEW Former Pres George HW Bush and son Jeb visit Obama at White House LENGTH: 01:43 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Natsound SOURCE: POOL STORY NUMBER: 635267 DATELINE: Washington - 30 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 01:43 WHITEHOUSE POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY ++AUDIO QUALITY AS INCOMING++ SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of limousine carrying former US President George H.W. Bush pulling up at White House West Wing 2. Bush getting out of limousine to be greeted by First Lady Michelle Obama before going inside 3. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and his father walking out and getting into their car UPSOUND (English) George H.W. Bush, former US President: "Good meeting, good meeting." 5. Car driving off STORYLINE Former US President George H.W. Bush paid a social call on current President Barack Obama at the White House on Saturday. The former president, 85, walked gingerly into the White House, using a cane, as heavy snow fell. He departed 35 minutes later, telling the cameras it was a "good meeting, good meeting." Bush was accompanied by his oldest son, former Florida governor, Jeb Bush. White House aides said the visit was simply a social call because the former president was in Washington for a dinner. 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APTN APEX 01-30-10 1339EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Iran President Saturday, 30 January 2010 STORY:Iran President- REPLAY Ahmadinejad says West in decline, Iran most important nation on earth LENGTH: 01:20 FIRST RUN: 1030 RESTRICTIONS: No BBC Perisa Service/No VOA Persia Service TYPE: Farsi/Natsound SOURCE: IRINN STORY NUMBER: 635225 DATELINE: Tehran - 30 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 01:20 IRINN - No Access Iran / No Access BBC Persian/ No Access VOA Persian ++AP Television is adhering to Iranian law that stipulates all media are banned from providing BBC Persian or VOA Persian any coverage from Iran, and under this law if any media violate this ban the Iranian authorities can immediately shut down that organisation in Tehran.++ SHOTLIST: 1. Wide shot of audience at conference of Islamic Association of Students listening to Iranian President's speech 2. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President speaking at podium 3. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President: "It is very clear that the materialistic system and dominant system has reached the end of the road, both theoretically and practically." 4. Pan of audience 5. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President: "We need a new system and Iran can pioneer the establishment of such a system." 6. Mid shot of clerics 7. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President: (Soundbite starts on midshot of clerics) "There is no doubt that today, the Iranian nation is the strongest, most powerful and most important nation of the world." 8. Wide shot of audience 9. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President: "Anybody who has the final say here (in the Middle East region), would also have the last say in the world. Now the question is who has the final word in the Middle East? It is clear, everybody admits that (Iran has the final say)." 10. Various of conference STORYLINE: The Iranian president Saturday lambasted the West and claimed Iran was the strongest nation in the world, as the Iranian leadership intensifies its campaign to eliminate the challenge from the pro-reform opposition movement, despite international condemnation. Speaking at a conference in Tehran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the West's "materialistic system and dominant system has reached the end of the road, both theoretically and practically." "Without any doubt, today the Iranian nation is the strongest, most powerful and most important nation of the world," he added. The president also said that Iran would have the "final word" in the Middle East, expanding the comment further by saying, "anybody who has the final say here, would also have the last say in the world." The sharp rhetoric came days after two men caught up in the government's post-election crackdown were executed. Mohammad Reza Ali Zamani, 37, and Arash Rahmanipour, 20 were arrested before the June 12 election on charges of belonging to an armed group aiming to topple the government. But they were put on the same mass trial as around 100 opposition activists, protesters and politicians who were arrested in the post-election crackdown. Hard-liners have called for the trial and execution of Iran's opposition leaders including Mir Hossein Mousavi and former reformist president Mohammad Khatami and former parliamentary speaker Mahdi Karroubi. Hundreds have been arrested in the heavy crackdown by security forces against opposition protests, but activists have continued to hold sporadic, large street rallies. The opposition says President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's victory in the June election was fraudulent and call for his removal - though some in the movement have expanded to criticise Iran's clerical leadership. 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APTN APEX 01-30-10 1341EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Iran Trial Saturday, 30 January 2010 STORY:Iran Trial- REPLAY 16 held over anti-govt protests put on trial, state media reports LENGTH: 00:56 FIRST RUN: 1230 RESTRICTIONS: No Iran/ No BBC Persian Service/No VOA Persian TV TYPE: Commentary SOURCE: IRIB STORY NUMBER: 635241 DATELINE: Tehran - 30 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 00:56 IRIB - No Access Iran / No Access BBC Persian/ No Access VOA Persian ++AP Television is adhering to Iranian law that stipulates all media are banned from providing BBC Persian or VOA Persian any coverage from Iran, and under this law if any media violate this ban the Iranian authorities can immediately shut down that organisation in Tehran.++ SHOTLIST 1. Wide pan of courtroom 2. Pan of courtroom 3. Lawyers 4. Wide pan of courtroom 5. Pull out from judge to wide of trial 6. Back of defendant and prosecutor at podium and reverse shot of one defendant 7. Wide pan of courtroom STORYLINE Iran put 16 people allegedly detained during anti-government protests last month on trial on Saturday on charges of rioting and conspiring against the ruling system, Iran's state media reported. The official IRNA news agency and state Press TV said the defendants, who appeared in a Tehran courtroom, face charges ranging from plotting against the establishment to violating security regulations. Five of those on trial, including two women, were accused of "moharebeh," or defying God, a charge that could carry the death penalty, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported. IRNA said all of the defendants were detained during anti-government demonstrations on December 27, when at least eight people were killed and hundreds more were arrested after clashes between opposition activists and security forces. The violence was the worst since authorities launched a harsh crackdown immediately after Iran's disputed presidential election in June. IRNA quoted a prosecutor identified only by the last name of Farahani as saying in court that the defendants have confessed to spying, planning bomb attacks and damaging public and private properties. He also said the defendants sent videos on the clashes between protesters and Iranian police to the "foreign hostile networks," IRNA reported. During past mass trials in Iran, many Western human rights group have cautioned that detainees in Iran have made confessions under coercion from the authorities. The new trial comes amid a sweeping crackdown by Iran's clerical leaders against opposition activists in a bid to crush the challenge that has emerged to their rule in the wake of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed re-election in June. The hardline government has tried more than 100 political activists since August, sentencing more than 80 people to prison terms and handing down 11 death sentences. The trial also comes days after the authorities hanged two men who had been convicted of belonging to "counter-revolutionary and monarchist groups," plotting to overthrow "the Islamic establishment" and planning assassinations and bombings. The men were arrested months before the election. But they were put on the same mass trial as around 100 opposition activists, protesters and politicians who were arrested in the post-election crackdown - an attempt by the leadership to show that the political opposition is in league with violent armed groups in a foreign-backed plot to overthrow the Islamic system. Despite the crackdown, opposition activists have continued to hold sporadic, large street rallies. The opposition says President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's victory in the June election was fraudulent and call for his removal - though some in the movement have expanded to criticise Iran's clerical leadership. 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APTN APEX 01-30-10 1342EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Germany Weather 2 Saturday, 30 January 2010 STORY:Germany Weather 2- REPLAY Public transport shut down due to heavy snowfall, wintry conditions LENGTH: 03:29 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: DNF/RTL STORY NUMBER: 635270 DATELINE: Various - 30 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 03:29 DNF - NO ACCESS GERMANY RTL - NO ACCESS GERMANY, AUSTRIA (EXCEPT: INFOSCREEN, ATV+), GERMAN-SPEAKING SWITZERLAND (EXCEPT: TELEZUERI), LUXEMBURG AND ALTO ADIGE SHOTLIST (FIRST RUN 1230 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 30 JANUARY, 2010) DNF - NO ACCESS GERMANY Rostock ++AUDIO AS INCOMING++ 1. Wide shot of snow-covered road 2. Car leaving garage in deep snow, gets stuck, zoom in 3. Car stuck in snow 4. Man digging up snow under car, pan to snow 5. Bus stop sign, zoom out to bus stop covered in snow 6. Bike covered in snow, tilt-up to sign 7. Person skiing in road 8. Car being pushed back into garage 9. Car stopped in snow 10. Snow blizzard and parked cars 11. Man throwing sand on road 12. Woman walking in snow in front of car 13. Man with snow clearing machine (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 30 JANUARY, 2010) RTL - NO ACCESS GERMANY, AUSTRIA (EXCEPT: INFOSCREEN, ATV+), GERMAN-SPEAKING SWITZERLAND (EXCEPT: TELEZUERI), LUXEMBURG AND ALTO ADIGE Hamburg 14. Zoom out from skyline to people skating on frozen lake 15. Dogs pulling sled 16. People skating on ice 17. Wide of people walking through snow 18. Children making 'snow angels' 19. Various of children sliding on ice (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 30 JANUARY, 2010) RTL - NO ACCESS GERMANY, AUSTRIA (EXCEPT: INFOSCREEN, ATV+), GERMAN-SPEAKING SWITZERLAND (EXCEPT: TELEZUERI), LUXEMBURG AND ALTO ADIGE Neuburg, Bavaria 20. Various of swimmers competing in event on Donau river 21. Swimmer dancing as he comes out of water (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 30 JANUARY, 2010) RTL - NO ACCESS GERMANY, AUSTRIA (EXCEPT: INFOSCREEN, ATV+), GERMAN-SPEAKING SWITZERLAND (EXCEPT: TELEZUERI), LUXEMBURG AND ALTO ADIGE Near Rostock 22. Various of ships and swell in Baltic Sea (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 30 JANUARY, 2010) RTL - NO ACCESS GERMANY, AUSTRIA (EXCEPT: INFOSCREEN, ATV+), GERMAN-SPEAKING SWITZERLAND (EXCEPT: TELEZUERI), LUXEMBURG AND ALTO ADIGE Thurmansbang, Bavaria 23. Various of campers and tents at biker weekend in mountains near Munich 24. Close of biker dressed in Viking helmet STORYLINE Heavy snow and high winds have caused traffic chaos in Germany, leaving three people dead and dozens more injured. Police said one person was killed and more than 40 injured in over 300 accidents on Friday night and Saturday in the northwestern state of North Rhine-Wesphalia alone. Two other people were killed in separate accidents on slick roads in the southern state of Bavaria. In the northern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania public transit was shut down in the city of Rostock as the area was hit with 12 inches (30 centimetres) of snow overnight and high winds. The conditions caused long traffic jams on many highways, the closure of others, and flight delays and cancellations. However the weather couldn't stop some intrepid Germans who refused to give up on their weekend activities. In Hamburg hundreds of families came out to skate and sled on the now frozen Alster Lake, a once in a decade phenomenon according to forecasters. In Bavaria nearly 1700 swimmers turned out at the Donau river as they braved the ice cold waters to take part in the 'Neuburger Donauschwimmen' event. While in nearby Thurmansbang, campers tented out in thick snow as the German Motorcyclist Federation welcomed bikers from all over Europe to the traditional 'Elefantentreffen' in the middle, of a now frozen, Bavarian forest. 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 01-30-10 1344EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM -------------------
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AP-APTN-1830 North America Prime News -Final Friday, 19 March 2010 North America Prime News ++US Healthcare 02:52 Pt No Access North America/Internet NEW Obama rallies support for US health care vote, Pelosi at debate +Russia US 2 03:20 See Script WRAP Clinton says US, Russia 'on the brink' of agreement on new nuclear pact ADDS bilats Russia Mideast 3 01:44 AP Clients Only EDIT Quartet urges Israel to freeze all settlement construction Mideast Tension 4 04:09 AP Clients Only WRAP Protesters throw rocks at security forces, Abbas reax Turkey Mideast 02:20 PT No Access Turkey REPLAY Protests in Turkey over Israeli construction plans, Erdogan comments Iraq Blast 00:33 AP Clients Only REPLAY Aftermath of roadside bomb near market in Shiite district that killed 3 UK BA 02:07 Pt No Access UK/RTE/CNNi/Al Jazeera English REPLAY Strike looms as talks between BA, union collapse SAfrica Protests 01:48 AP Clients Only REPLAY Rioters protest bail for SAfrican hip-hop artist SAfrica Chocolate 01:20 AP Clients Only REPLAY World record attempt to make world's largest chocolate easter bunny B-u-l-l-e-t-i-n begins at 1830 GMT. APEX 03-19-10 1456EDT -----------End of rundown----------- AP-APTN-1830: ++US Healthcare Friday, 19 March 2010 STORY:++US Healthcare- NEW Obama rallies support for US health care vote, Pelosi at debate LENGTH: 02:52 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: Pt No Access North America/Internet TYPE: English/Natsound SOURCE: ABC/POOL/AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 640610 DATELINE: Washington - 19 Mar 2010 LENGTH: 02:52 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA/INTERNET POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: ABC - No Access N America/Internet Fairfax, Virginia - 19 March 2010 1. Obama walking on stage 2. Cutaway of crowd applauding 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Barack Obama, US President: "It's a debate that's not only about the cost of health care, not just about what we're doing about folks who aren't getting a fair shake from their insurance companies. It's a debate about the character of our country, about whether we can still meet the challenges of our time, whether we still have the guts and the courage to give every citizen, not just some, the chance to reach their dreams." 4. Cutaway of crowd applauding 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Barack Obama, US President: "And if you believe that it's right, then you've got to help us finish this fight. You've got to stand with me just like you did three years ago and make some phone calls and knock on some doors, talk to your parents, talk to your friends. Do not quit, do not give up, we keep on going. We are going to get this done. We are going to make history. We are going to fix health care in America with your help. God bless you." 6. Wide side shot of Obama talking to crowd AP Television - AP Clients Only Washington, DC- 18 March 2010 7. Pan of US Capitol building ABC - No Access N.America/Internet Washington, DC- 19 March 2010 8. Wide of Representative John Boccieri, Democrat from Ohio 9. SOUNDBITE (English) John Boccieri, Democratic Representative from Ohio: "I want my Mom to know I am standing up today and I'm doing what I believe in." 10. SOUNDBITE (English) John Boccieri, Democratic Representative from Ohio: "Yes, I will be voting yes for the Bill." POOL - AP Clients Only Washington, DC- 19 March 2010 11. US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi walking to podium 12. Cutaway reporters 13. SOUNDBITE (English) Nancy Pelosi, US Speaker of the House: "When we bring the Bill to the floor we will have a significant victory for the American people." 14. Wide of US Minority Leader, John Boehner walking to podium 15. SOUNDBITE(English), John Boehner, US Minority Leader: "Americans are jamming the phone lines here on Capitol Hill. They're screaming at the top of their lungs to say stop, just stop. Republicans are listening and we're standing with them. I've never seen a Bill pass in the Congress that the American people knew about and had already decided no. So it's going to be interesting over the next few days as the scheming and the jamming continues." AP Television - AP Clients Only Washington, DC- 18 March 2010 16. Pan from opponent of bill carrying banner to US Capitol STORYLINE: US President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders lobbied heavily for historic health care legislation on Friday, striving to resolve a last-minute dispute over Medicare while gaining another precious "yes" 48 hours ahead of a climactic vote. With a showdown set for Sunday on the House floor, Democratic leaders still didn't command the 216 votes they needed, so every undecided lawmaker was the focus of personal attention from the White House and party leaders. Obama, who delayed an overseas trip to help ensure passage of the legislation, made an 11th hour pitch to an enthusiastic crowd at George Mason University in Virginia. In scenes reminiscent of his campaign rallies, the President lobbed attacks at the insurance industry and called the struggle a "debate about the character of our country." "(It's a debate)... about whether we can still meet the challenges of our time, whether we still have the guts and the courage to give every citizen, not just some, the chance to reach their dreams," Obama told the crowd. With jacket off and sleeves rolled up he urged people not to give up the fight for better health care for all Americans. "If you believe that it's right, then you've got to help us finish this fight. You've got to stand with me just like you did three years ago and make some phone calls and knock on some doors, talk to your parents, talk to your friends. Do not quit, do not give up, we keep on going. We are going to get this done. We are going to make history," he said to a roaring crowd. With the clock ticking before a Sunday afternoon vote, Democratic leaders pushed hard to turn a few more wavering Democrats into "yes" votes. On Friday morning, House leaders celebrated the change of heart of Ohio representative John Boccieri, who announced his support for the bill despite voting against an earlier version. "I want my Mom to know I am standing up today and doing what I believe in," he told reporters gathered outside the Capitol. Boccieri became the fourth House Democrat to switch from "no" to "yes." Shortly after he announced his decision, Pelosi predicted victory at a news conference on Capitol Hill. But the White House and Democratic leaders still faced a last-minute snag as some lawmakers complained about a provision in the bill on how health providers are paid under Medicare. Pelosi and senior White House officials raced to find a solution. Republicans, meanwhile, insisted they will fight until the end. "Americans are jamming the phone lines here on Capitol Hill, they're screaming at the top of their lungs to say stop just stop. Republicans are listening and we're standing with that," said House Republican leader John Boehner at a morning news conference. Obama will make the most of the dying hours before the vote and will meet with Democratic lawmakers at the White House on Saturday afternoon. 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APTN APEX 03-19-10 1539EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: +Russia US 2 Friday, 19 March 2010 STORY:+Russia US 2- WRAP Clinton says US, Russia 'on the brink' of agreement on new nuclear pact ADDS bilats LENGTH: 03:20 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: Part no Access Russia TYPE: English/Russian/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/RU-RTR STORY NUMBER: 640625 DATELINE: Barviha - 19 Mar 2010 LENGTH: 03:20 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY RU-RTR - NO ACCESS RUSSIA SHOTLIST (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 19 MARCH 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY 1.Wide of snow around residence of Russian president (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 19 MARCH 2010) RU-RTR - NO ACCESS RUSSIA 2. Wide of US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at news conference (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 19 MARCH 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State: "Our negotiating teams have reported that they have resolved all the major issues and there are some technical issues that remain, but we are on the brink of seeing a new agreement between the United States and Russia." 4. Cutaway cameras 5. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Sergei Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister: "As Russian president Dmitry Medvedev said, sanctions rarely work, but there could be a situation where they could be inevitable, and we do not rule out that such a situation could arise in respect to Iran." 6. Wide of Clinton and Lavrov at news conference 7. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Sergei Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister: "With that, we are convinced - and this has also been said by President Medvedev in today's talk - that sanctions must be smart, not aggressive, not paralysing and must not degrade the humanitarian situation. They must be addressed to those on whom it depends to make decisions in favour of cooperation with the international community." 8. Cutaways of reporters 9. Wide of Clinton 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State: "We are now, however, at the stage where we are asking for action and are working very hard in the Security Council to obtain a resolution expressing the international community's disapproval of Iranian actions, and pulling together the world in a regime of smart sanctions, as President Medvedev has referred to them, that will try to change the behaviour of the Iranian leadership." 11. Cutaway cameraman ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1830 NORTH AMERICA PRIME NEWS - 19 MARCH 2010) RU-RTR - NO ACCESS RUSSIA 12. Various of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev entering room and greeting Clinton and other US officials 13. Wide of Clinton in meeting with Medvedev and Lavrov 14. Medvedev, Lavrov and other Russian officials 15. Various of Clinton during meeting 16. Various of meeting 17. Cutaway of journalist 18. Various of meeting 19. Clinton in meeting with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin STORYLINE: US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Friday that American and Russian negotiators are "on the brink" of agreement on a nuclear arms reduction treaty. After meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Clinton said she expects a treaty-signing soon, although she mentioned no date or place. "Our negotiating teams have reported that they have resolved all of the major issues and there are some technical issues that remain," she said at a joint news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. "But we are on the brink of seeing a new agreement between the United States and Russia," Clinton added. Her remarks were more pointedly optimistic than just a day earlier, when she cautioned against presuming success soon. On another matter, Lavrov suggested that getting new United Nations sanctions imposed against Iran might not be as urgent as some have suggested. He said the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency, in its reports on Iran's nuclear programme, provides no basis for alarm about its intentions. Lavrov added that this did not mean that Russia is unconcerned about Iranian behaviour, and Russia believes sanctions may be unavoidable. He said new sanctions must not be "aggressive," and must not "degrade the humanitarian situation" in Iran. He also said the Iranian government was allowing an opportunity for mutually beneficial dialogue with the West to "slip away". Clinton said Washington was "pulling together the world" on sanctioning Iran. Clinton also held talks on Friday with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. On the matter of a new nuclear pact, Russian officials have said that a principal sticking point in the nuclear talks was the US plan to build a defensive missile shield in eastern Europe. Russia has insisted that the new treaty acknowledge a link between defensive and offensive systems, and Lavrov was quoted recently as saying that a legally binding provision would be included. Other problems in the talks are believed to concern monitoring and verification procedures. Obama and Medvedev agreed last summer that warheads should be capped at 1,500 to 1,675 from about 2,200 each side has now. 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APTN APEX 03-19-10 1532EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Russia Mideast 3 Friday, 19 March 2010 STORY:Russia Mideast 3- EDIT Quartet urges Israel to freeze all settlement construction LENGTH: 01:44 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 640609 DATELINE: Moscow - 19 Mar 2010 LENGTH: 01:44 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST 1. Wide exterior of Russian Foreign Ministry Guests' House 2. Wide of US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Quartet's special representative, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair entering room to hold talks 3. Cutaway of photographers 4. Back shot of Blair taking seat 5. Clinton taking seat, pull out to Ban talking to officials 6. Mid of Lavrov speaking to Quartet representatives 7. Mid of Ban and Clinton and other delegations members listening 8. Media coming out from room where Quartet is meeting, doors being closed 9. Low shot of flags 10. Wide of news conference, Lavrov taking seat 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Secretary General: "The Quartet urges the Government of Israel to freeze all settlement activity, including natural growth, dismantle outposts erected since March 2001, and to refrain from demolitions and evictions in East Jerusalem. The Quartet also calls on both sides to observe calm and restraint and refrain from provocative actions and inflammatory rhetoric, especially in areas of cultural and religious sensitivity." 12. Cutaway of media STORYLINE Top international diplomats on Friday called on Israel and the Palestinians to return to peace negotiations with a goal of reaching a final settlement that would create an independent Palestinian state within 24 months. The so-called Quartet peacemakers met in the Russian capital and issued a formal statement read by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Joining the United Nations chief at the Moscow meeting were US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, and the Quartet's special representative, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Earlier on Friday, Clinton and US delegation members took part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin Wall. The Quartet reiterated their condemnation of Israeli plans to build hundreds more homes for Jews in disputed east Jerusalem, but did not escalate their criticism of Israel. Israel's plan to build 1,600 apartments in east Jerusalem, announced during US Vice President Joe Biden's visit here last week, caused one of the most serious rifts between the two countries in decades. Clinton said she expects to see Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington next week. The Quartet has also called on Israel to "freeze all settlement activity, including natural growth, dismantle outposts...and to refrain from demolitions and evictions in East Jerusalem". The statement, read by Ban, urged both sides to "refrain from provocative actions and inflammatory rhetoric, especially in areas of cultural and religious sensitivity". It also called on the Palestinian Authority to continue to make efforts to improve law and order, and to fight violence. The fragile situation is Gaza was also one of the key issues within the Quartet's formal statement. The diplomats expressed concern at the humanitarian situation there. 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APTN APEX 03-19-10 1444EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Mideast Tension 4 Friday, 19 March 2010 STORY:Mideast Tension 4- WRAP Protesters throw rocks at security forces, Abbas reax LENGTH: 04:09 FIRST RUN: 1430 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Arabic/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/PALESTINIAN TV STORY NUMBER: 640587 DATELINE: Various - 19 Mar 2010 LENGTH: 04:09 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY PALESTINIAN TV - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST (FIRST RUN 1430 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 19 MARCH 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Jerusalem 1. Protesters throwing rocks 2. Israeli border police firing tear gas 3. Protesters throwing rocks 4. Israeli border police behind building and police vehicle 5. Protesters throwing rocks at police vehicle 6. Border police taking cover behind vehicles and shields 7. Protesters throwing rocks 8. Border police moving down street behind vehicle, burning tyre on road 9. Border policeman watching as protesters throw rocks in the distance 10. Protester hurling rock with sling shot 11. Protesters and burning debris on road 12. Border police standing on road, protesters throwing rocks in the distance (FIRST RUN 1230 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 19 MARCH 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Hebron, West Bank 13. Protesters on street, demonstrator breaks concrete slab as others flee from tear gas 14. Zoom-in to young protester picking up and throwing tear gas canister, pull-out to protesters and tear gas on street 15. Pull-out from tear gas canister, pan to protesters throwing rocks towards Israeli military vehicles 16. Israeli soldier firing tear gas 17. Ambulance with siren blaring drives past burning tyre and Israeli security forces (FIRST RUN 1430 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 19 MARCH 2010) PALESTINIAN TV - AP CLIENTS ONLY Amman, Jordan 18. Establishing shot of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with Jordanian officials 19. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian President: "The Quartet's statement is a very important one, but the most important thing is that Israel must comply to such a statement in order to resume the peace process. Settlements and Jerusalem are the main obstacles." 20. Abbas with Jordanian officials (FIRST RUN 1430 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 19 MARCH 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Near Bilin, West Bank 15. Demonstrators marching in weekly protest against Israel's West Bank separation barrier 16. Protester with Palestinian flag 17. Israeli border police behind fence 19. Various of tear gas rising near protesters (FIRST RUN 1430 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 19 MARCH 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Jerusalem 20. Pull-out from sign to border police standing under sign 21. Pan of protesters gathering for weekly demonstration against the eviction of Palestinians from their east Jerusalem homes 22. Cutaway of graffiti 23. Wide of demonstration (FIRST RUN 1230 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 19 MARCH 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Nusseirat, Gaza Strip 24. Various of Palestinians walking down street in anti-Israel rally 25. Masked demonstrators flying Hamas flags in anti-Israel rally 26. Protesters carrying mock coffin with "Death to Israel" written on it 27. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mushir al-Masri, Hamas legislator: "A message to the Zionist enemy from the blockaded Gaza Strip: I swear to God, that if the Al-Aqsa Mosque is harmed, not the siege, nor dams, nor borders will stop us from crawling towards Al-Aqsa, God willing.'" 28. Mock coffin being burned STORYLINE: Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces in Jerusalem and across the West Bank on Friday. Demonstrators threw rocks and set tyres ablaze in a new outbreak of violence over contested Jerusalem building plans and unsubstantiated rumours about threats to the city's holiest shrine. Israeli forces responded with tear gas and stun grenades, but no serious injuries were reported. Friday's clashes were most serious in the West Bank town of Hebron, where protesters faced off against Israeli soldiers. The situation in Hebron has been tense with sporadic protests since last month, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu designated a disputed shrine there a national heritage site. The clashes also come amid increasing tension following Israel's announcement last week that it plans to build 1,600 apartments in east Jerusalem. In recent days, Hamas has issued fiery statements, urging Palestinians in the West Bank and Jerusalem to launch a new uprising over Israel's actions in Jerusalem. The planned east Jerusalem construction, announced during US Vice President Joe Biden's visit last week, caused one of the most serious rifts between the US and Israel in decades. In Moscow on Friday, the Quartet of Mideast peacemakers - the US, UN, EU and Russia - reiterated their condemnation of Israel's construction plans. In a formal statement, they called on Israel and the Palestinians to return to peace negotiations with a goal of reaching a final settlement that would create an independent Palestinian state within 24 months. "The Quartet's statement is a very important one, but the most important thing is that Israel must comply to such a statement in order to resume the peace process. Settlements and Jerusalem are the main obstacles," Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said during a visit to Jordan. Also on Friday, anti-Israel protesters took to the streets of Nusseirat in the Gaza Strip. The demonstrators - many carrying Hamas flags - burnt a mock coffin with "Death to Israel" written on it. As well as the planned construction in east Jerusalem, Palestinian protests have been fuelled by unsubstantiated rumours that Jewish extremists are planning to seize the Al-Aqsa mosque, Islam's third-holiest shrine. The hilltop where Al-Aqsa stands is also Judaism's holiest site, the Temple Mount, where the biblical Jewish temples once stood. Hamas legislator, Mushir al-Masri, issued a warning to Israel at the Nusseirat rally. "A message to the Zionist enemy from the blockaded Gaza Strip: I swear to God, that if the Al-Aqsa mosque is harmed, not the siege, nor dams, nor borders will stop us from crawling towards Al-Aqsa, God willing," al-Masri said. The conflicting claims to the compound make the future of the holy city the most charged issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel captured east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war and immediately annexed the area. The Palestinians claim east Jerusalem as their capital. Two weekly demonstrations also took place on Friday. In Jerusalem, activists protested against the eviction of Palestinians from their east Jerusalem homes, while near Bilin Israeli border police fired tear gas at protesters demonstrating against the West Bank separation barrier. Israel began building the barrier in 2002 after a spate of deadly Palestinian attacks on Israelis. Some 575 acres (232 hectares) - more than half of Bilin's land - were confiscated to build a barrier loop around the expanding Jewish settlement of Modiin Ilit, cutting off villagers from their fields. 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APTN APEX 03-19-10 1438EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Turkey Mideast Friday, 19 March 2010 STORY:Turkey Mideast- REPLAY Protests in Turkey over Israeli construction plans, Erdogan comments LENGTH: 02:20 FIRST RUN: 1730 RESTRICTIONS: PT No Access Turkey TYPE: Turkish/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/ANATOLIAN AGENCY STORY NUMBER: 640615 DATELINE: Ankara - 19 Mar 2010 LENGTH: 02:20 AP TELEVISION - AP Clients Only ANATOLIAN AGENCY - NO Access Turkey SHOTLIST (FIRST RUN 1430 ME EUROPE ARABIC PRIME NEWS - 19 MARCH 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP Clients Only Istanbul 1. Protesters gathered in front of mosque with large banner reading (Turkish): "The Dome of the Rock is our Pride" 2. Protesters holding Palestinian flags 3. SOUNDBITE (Turkish) Hatice Sari, Vox pop: "Today we have gathered here to show our support to Palestinians. We cannot remain silent while the Palestinians continue their struggle." 4. Protesters holding banners, one with Palestinian flag and slogan reading (Turkish): "Our brothers in Palestine get shot; but you are the one who dies." 5. SOUNDBITE (Turkish) Ridvan Kara, President of Turkish non-governmental organisation "Freedom Association" or 'Ozgur Der': "As Muslim Turks we want to show Palestinians that they are not alone in their defence of The Dome of the Rock. We want to show the world that the Dome of the Rock has great significance to us as well." 6. Wide of square with protesters 7. Protesters with flags and banners 8. Female protesters chanting (Turkish): "May our blood be sacrificed for the Dome of The Rock" 9. Male protesters chanting (Turkish): "Hello to Hamas, the resistance goes on" (FIRST RUN 1730 NEWS UPDATE - 19 MARCH 2010) ANATOLIAN AGENCY - NO ACCESS TURKEY Ankara 10. Wide Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at podium 11. SOUNDBITE: (Turkish) Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish prime minister: "In Gaza five-thousand families have been living in tents for the past fourteen months. The United Nations and the United States have not made a serious effort on this." 12. Wide of Erdogan at podium 13. SOUNDBITE: (Turkish) Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish prime minister: "The Israeli government is two-faced and it needs to re-assess its attitude. The reaction from the United States, the UN and others is obvious. Building new settlements will undermine the 1967 agreements." (FIRST RUN 1430 ME EUROPE ARABIC PRIME NEWS - 19 MARCH 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP Clients Only Istanbul 14. Protesters chanting (Turkish): "The Dome of the Rock is our pride" 15. Tilt down from Istanbul University exterior to protesters carrying big balloon in the shape of The Dome of the Rock, which is situated within the Al Aqsa compound 16. Protester chanting (Turkish): "God Damn Israel" 17. Protesters burning Israeli flag 18. Remains of Israeli flag burning on ground STORYLINE: Turkey on Friday openly criticised Israel's plans to build new housing in east Jerusalem, as anti-Israeli demonstrators took to the streets of Istanbul. Addressing his party members, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the Israeli government "two-faced" and said it needed to "re-assess its attitude". Erdogan also accused the United Nations and the United States of failing to stand up to Israel, and of not making a "serious effort" to help displaced peoples in the aftermath of the Gaza war, which ended in January 2009. Earlier in the day, after Friday prayers a large group gathered in Istanbul chanting anti-Israeli slogans with some protesters burning an Israeli flag. The protesters also carried a big balloon in the shape of The Dome of the Rock, which is situated within the Al Aqsa compound. Muslims refer to the hilltop as the Al Aqsa mosque complex which is home to the golden-capped Dome of the Rock shrine and the Al Aqsa mosque. The hilltop is known to Jews as the Temple Mount which houses the original retaining walls of the second Jewish temple, including the Jewish shrine called the Western Wall. The demonstrations came as protesters in the West Bank city of Hebron on Friday lobbed rocks at Israeli security forces, who responded with tear gas, whilst clashes broke out in east Jerusalem as well as at the Qalandiya crossing north of Jerusalem. The clashes come amid increasing tension following Israel's announcement last week that it plans to build 1,600 apartments in east Jerusalem, which drew extensive international criticism. The planned construction, announced during US Vice President Joe Biden's visit last week, caused one of the most serious rifts between the US and Israel in decades. In Moscow on Friday, the Quartet of Mideast peacemakers - the US, UN, EU and Russia - reiterated their condemnation of the construction but did not escalate their criticism of Israel. Tensions have been high since last month, when Israeli government announced that two West Bank shrines, the disputed Cave of Patriarchs in Hebron and Rachel's Tomb in nearby Bethlehem, would be added to Israel's list of national heritage sites. Jews revere the Hebron site where the Bible says the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were buried along with three of their wives. Muslims call it the al-Ibrahimi mosque, reflecting the fact that Abraham is considered the father of both Judaism and Islam. Rachel's Tomb is the site where Jewish tradition holds that Jacob's wife Rachel was buried. 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APTN APEX 03-19-10 1438EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Iraq Blast Friday, 19 March 2010 STORY:Iraq Blast- REPLAY Aftermath of roadside bomb near market in Shiite district that killed 3 LENGTH: 00:33 FIRST RUN: 1030 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 640552 DATELINE: Baghdad - 19 Mar 2010 LENGTH: 00:33 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: 1. Various of people gathered at scene of Sadr City explosion 2. People looking at crater caused by explosion 3. Various of people looking at damaged motorbike 4. Mid of crater 5. Various of traffic and pedestrians near scene of Sadr City explosion STORYLINE: Iraqi officials said a roadside bomb and a gun attack on Friday killed four people and wounded seven others in Baghdad. The roadside bomb went off in the morning near a market in the capital's teeming Shiite district of Sadr City, officials said. The explosion killed three people and wounded seven. Officials said the bomb was hidden under a heap of trash and detonated as shoppers started arriving. In the second attack, gunmen shot dead an Iraqi soldier in southern Baghdad after breaking into his house. The police and hospital officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to media. The attacks come as Iraq is still counting the ballots from the March 7 parliamentary elections. 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APTN APEX 03-19-10 1438EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: UK BA Friday, 19 March 2010 STORY:UK BA- REPLAY Strike looms as talks between BA, union collapse LENGTH: 02:07 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: Pt No Access UK/RTE/CNNi/Al Jazeera English TYPE: English/Nats SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/SKY STORY NUMBER: 640593 DATELINE: London,Washington - 19 Mar 2010/FILE LENGTH: 02:07 AP TELEVISION - AP Clients Only SKY - No Access UK/RTE/CNNi/Al Jazeera English SHOTLIST AP FILE 1. BA plane taking off SKY - NO ACCESS UK/RTE/CNNI/AL JAZEERA ENGLISH London, UK - 19 March, 2010 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Tony Woodley, Unite joint general secretary: "What British Airways has done is to table an offer that is worse than the offer that they unilaterally agreed with us last week. That makes it absolutely impossible for us to be able to go back to our members and re-ballot them under these circumstances. I'm extremely disappointed." AP FILE 3. BA logo on plane tail SKY - NO ACCESS UK/RTE/CNNI/AL JAZEERA ENGLISH London, UK - 19 March, 2010 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Tony Woodley, Unite joint general secretary: "This company does not want to negotiate. This company wants ultimately to go to war with my members and this union and that's now clearly what the hawks on the British Airways board, including unfortunately Mr Walsh, intend to do and I intend to support my members." SKY - NO ACCESS UK/RTE/CNNI/AL JAZEERA ENGLISH London, UK - 12 August 2005 5. Aerials of British Airways aircraft at London terminal SKY - NO ACCESS UK/RTE/CNNI/AL JAZEERA ENGLISH London, UK - 19 March, 2010 6.SOUNDBITE (English) Willie Walsh, British Airways Chief Executive: "It is deeply regrettable that a proposal that we have tabled to Unite, which I believe is fair, is very sensible and addresses all of the concerns of our cabin crew, has not been accepted. Despite that, I have said the offer remains available to Unite. It will however be formally withdrawn once industrial action commences." SKY - NO ACCESS UK/RTE/CNNI/AL JAZEERA ENGLISH London, UK - 12 August 200 7. Aerials of British Airways aircraft at London terminal SKY - NO ACCESS UK/RTE/CNNI/AL JAZEERA ENGLISH London, UK - 19 March, 2010 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Willie Walsh, British Airways Chief Executive: "There are no hawks in BA. The only thing that flies in BA are our aircraft. Those aircraft will continue to fly through this period of industrial action." AP FILE 9. BA aircraft on tarmac SKY - NO ACCESS UK/RTE/CNNI/AL JAZEERA ENGLISH London, UK - 19 March, 2010 10.SOUNDBITE (English) Willie Walsh, British Airways Chief Executive:"No concern whatsoever.(JOURNALIST) Why not? No concern whatsoever. We're satisfied that our contingency plans are robust and the flights that we have scheduled will be operating." AP FILE Washington, DC - 3 January, 2004 11. BA plane landing STORYLINE Thousands of British Airways customers will have their travel plans disrupted after last ditch talks to stop a three-day strike collapsed on Friday. The airline's cabin crew will walk off the job at midnight on Friday after BA management and union leaders failed to reach agreement over pay and working conditions. Unite joint general secretary Tony Woodley said BA did not want to negotiate and wanted to go to war with the union. "What British Airways has done is to table an offer that is worse than the offer that they unilaterally agreed with us last week. That makes it absolutely impossible for us to be able to go back to our members and re-ballot them under these circumstances," Woodley told reporters in London after the talks broke down. BA Chief Executive Willie Walsh expressed deep regret that the union declined to accept management's proposal which he described as fair and sensible. "Despite that, I have said the offer remains available to Unite. It will however be formally withdrawn once industrial action commences," he said. Mr Walsh said the airline had a robust contingency plan in place and that tens of thousands of BA staff were ready to serve customers this weekend. Around 65 percent of its booked passengers will be able to fly during the three day stoppage. A total of 1,100 of the 1,950 scheduled flights scheduled to operate will be cancelled. More than 60 percent of its long-haul services into and out of London Heathrow and 30 percent of short-haul flights will operate. From Gatwick, it plans to operate all long-haul flights and more than half its short-haul network. Flights from London City airport should operate as usual. Walsh added that he had "no concern whatsoever" about the threat of solidarity actions in other countries, after unions representing ground crew and plane service workers in the United States, Spain and Germany indicated they may be prepared to join a walkout. BA argues that the disputed changes - including a pay freeze in 2010, a switch to part-time work for 3-thousand staff and a reduction in cabin crew sizes from 15 to 14 on long-haul flights from Heathrow airport - are critical for its survival. Unite argues it was not properly consulted on the changes. Analysts estimate that BA has already lost more than 25 (m) million pounds because of cancelled tickets and the cost of contingency plans, which include leasing fully crewed planes from other airlines. Unite has a second, four-day walkout planned to begin on March 27 and has said more strikes will be scheduled for after April 14 if the dispute is not resolved. It has made a pledge not to walk out over the busy Easter period. 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APTN APEX 03-19-10 1438EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: SAfrica Protests Friday, 19 March 2010 STORY:SAfrica Protests- REPLAY Rioters protest bail for SAfrican hip-hop artist LENGTH: 01:48 FIRST RUN: 1730 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 640600 DATELINE: Soweto - 19 Mar 2010 LENGTH: 01:48 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST 1. Police firing rubber bullets at protesters, jets of water from police water cannon in the background 2. Water cannon being fired 3. Protesters running down street 4. Police lined up across street 5. Tilt-up of police and water cannon moving towards protesters 6. Police walking towards protesters 7. Various of rifles being aimed out of windows of police vehicle 8. Low angle shot of people and debris on road 9. Pull-out of protesters 10. Pan of protesters with banners, one reading (English) "Jub Jub (hip-hop artist Molemo Maarohanye) will die", another reading (English) "Kids want Jub Jub's blood" 11. Police riot vehicles with water canon driving on road 12. Newspapers with various stories about the Jub Jub case 13. Close-up of photograph of Jub Jub in newspaper 14. Pan from headline in "The Times" newspaper reading (English): "'We want him dead'" pan to "The Star" headline reading (English) "Jub's tearful plea" 15. Photograph in the Star of police walking with Jub Jub 16. "The Citizen" headline reading (English) "'Jub Jub will die!'" STORYLINE South African police on Friday fired water cannon at angry youths protesting against a court decision to grant bail to a hip-hop artist accused of killing four children in a drag race. After a tense three-day hearing in Johannesburg's Soweto township, a judge freed Molemo Maarohanye - known as "Jub Jub", which means Marshmallow - on 10-thousand rand (1,363 US dollars) bail. Children, some in school uniforms, hurled bricks and stones at police. Protesters chanted for the execution of Maarohanye and a second man, Themba Tshabalala. Some swore to kill the two men. Authorities say both defendants tested positive for cocaine and morphine after the March 8 race, which put two other children in critical condition. A judge set their trial for April 7. 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APTN APEX 03-19-10 1438EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: SAfrica Chocolate Friday, 19 March 2010 STORY:SAfrica Chocolate- REPLAY World record attempt to make world's largest chocolate easter bunny LENGTH: 01:20 FIRST RUN: 1130 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nats SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 640557 DATELINE: Johannesburg - 19 Mar 2010 LENGTH: 01:20 AP TELEVISION - CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST 1. Wide of chocolate bunny inside Sandton City Shopping Centre, UPSOUND (English) "That is 3.014 tons." 2. Close-up chocolate bunny's face 3. Wide officials signing the world record validation forms 4. Cutaway of people watching 5. Close tilt-down chocolate bunny 6. Close-up tape measure beside chocolate bunny 7. Low shot of bunny's face 8. Event organiser Jason Frichol talking to media 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Jason Frichol, event organiser: "So, we wanted to do it first in South Africa, talented people here. The sculptor who did this, the logistics, it took such a big team and we almost thought it was impossible, and you know when South Africans put their heads together with the passion, determination and on the wave of the World Cup 2010, it does me proud and does my heart warm." 10. Wide of bunny from balcony 11. Close-up bunny's eyes STORYLINE: A South African chocolate sculpting team on Friday was awaiting verification of whether they had broken the record for creating the world's largest rabbit, made entirely out of chocolate. The sculptured Easter bunny officially came in at 3.82 metres tall (12 feet, 5 inches) and weighed more than 3 tons. The record attempt had yet to be verified by Guinness World Records, but event organisers were confident their effort would break the current record set in Sao Jose, Santa Catarina, Brazil on March 30, 2009. That rabbit weighed 2.8 tons. The South African sculpture was created by local artist Harry Johnson and took three days to complete. "We have talented people here, the sculptor who did this, the logistics, it took such a big team and we almost thought it was impossible," said event organiser Jason Frichol. He said the bunny builders were spurred on by a wave of passion and determination that has gripped South Africa in the lead up to the World Cup. "It does me proud and does my heart warm," he added. The chocolate rabbit is being stored inside a plastic housing structure which has a cooling system to keep the temperature of the rabbit at 18 degrees celsius (64.4 degrees fahrenheit). The sculpture will be on display until March 27 before it will be broken up into bits and distributed to local orphanages in time for Easter. Organisers say Guinness World Records will announce whether the record attempt has been successful in a few days. 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APTN 2030 PRIME NEWS - LATIN AMERICA
AP-APTN-2030: UK Thatcher Monday, 29 June 2009 STORY:UK Thatcher- REPLAY Former PM Baroness Thatcher released from hospital LENGTH: 01:20 FIRST RUN: 1130 RESTRICTIONS: No UK/CNNi/ RTE/Al Jazeera English TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: SKY STORY NUMBER: 611240 DATELINE: London - 29 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:20 SHOTLIST 1. Wide of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's house, policeman zoom in to Thatcher coming to the door, waving to media, then being escorted inside as door closes STORYLINE Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has returned home following a two-week stay in hospital after she fell and broke her left arm. The 82-year-old Thatcher, who suffers from dementia, waved to reporters on Monday from the front door of her London home. She used her right arm to wave, while she cradled her left arm. She did not make any comments before being escorted inside. Thatcher had a pin surgically inserted into her upper left arm following her June 12 hospitalisation. She was Britain's first female prime minister and served three terms from 1979 to 1990. She has suffered deteriorating health in recent years, particularly from a series of minor strokes. 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 06-29-09 1647EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2030: LatAm US Honduras 2 Monday, 29 June 2009 STORY:LatAm US Honduras 2- EDIT Exiled FM in Mexico, Lula audio, Castro article, Clinton reax LENGTH: 03:26 FIRST RUN: 1730 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Spanish/Portuguese/English SOURCE: VARIOUS STORY NUMBER: 611319 DATELINE: Various - 29 June 2009 LENGTH: 03:26 SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Havana, Cuba - 29 June 2009 1. Wide shot Havana's Capitol building and traffic 2. Medium of people on street 3. Close up today Granma newspaper with headline (Spanish) "Suicidal error" 4. Zoom out of newspaper with Fidel Castro's article 5. Close up Castro signature CEPROPIE - AP CLIENTS ONLY Mexico City, Mexico - 29 June 2009 6. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Patricia Rodas, ousted Honduran foreign minister: "The exit to the conflict is the return to legality and constitutional state, the return to reason. I imagine that other processes will come later but for now the only exit is to make sure that a military dictatorship does not take hold in Honduras, as it has in the unfortunate past, this time, unfortunately, backed by the person that should have been the protector of the rule of law for all our people. They have violated the rule of law and they have violated the constitutionality of the state, then they have shown the capacity to violate the rights of every Honduran citizen." RADIOBRAS - AP CLIENTS ONLY Brasilia, Brazil - 29 June 2009 7. STILL of Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva OVERLAID WITH AUDIO (Portuguese) of him speaking: "We will not accept or recognise any new government. We will only recognise President Zelaya because he was elected democratically by the people. We will not accept, in Latin America, anyone who wants to resolve problems through a coup d'etat. We will not accept anyone who seeks solutions in his or her country if it is not done democratically through free and direct elections. Zelaya won the elections, therefore, he must return to Honduras' presidency. It is the only way that we (Brazil) will reestablish our relationship with Honduras. If Honduras does not reverse its position, it will become completely isolated in the middle of our large contingency of democratic countries." DEPARTMENT OF STATE - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington DC, US - 29 June 2009 8. Walk in shot of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State: "We do think that this has evolved into a coup. The president, as you know, has been expelled. Another person has been substituted for the president. But we think that this is a fast-moving situation that requires constant attention, which we are certainly providing to it, along with our bilateral partners and through the OAS, as our multilateral vehicle." 10. Reporter cutaway 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State: "The United States has been working with our partners in the OAS to fashion a strong consensus condemning the detention and expulsion of President Zelaya and calling for the full restoration of democratic order in Honduras. Our immediate priority is to restore full democratic and constitutional order in that country." 12. Clinton leaving briefing room STORYLINE Latin American leaders and the US on Monday continued their condemnation of the military coup in Honduras, refusing to recognise what they said was a de facto government in the Central American nation. They called for the reinstatement of Manuel Zelaya, who was arrested in his pyjamas on Sunday morning by soldiers who stormed his residence and flew him into exile. Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, in an article published in the island's official newspaper, called the events in Honduras, a "suicidal error." Meanwhile, the ousted Honduran foreign minister, speaking to journalists in Mexico for the first time since Sunday's incidents, said the only way to resolve the crisis in her country was "to make sure that a military dictatorship does not take hold". There were strong words as well from Brazil's president, who said "we will not accept, in Latin America, anyone who wants to resolve problems through a coup d'etat". President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva also warned Honduras' new leadership that if it "did not reverse its position, it will become completely isolated in the middle of our large contingency of democratic countries". Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the Obama administration believed the unrest in Honduras had "evolved into a coup" and that the situation needed close watching. She said a delegation from the Organisation of American States would be heading to Honduras as early as Tuesday "to begin working with the parties" on the restoration of constitutional government there. US diplomats have been working to ensure the safety of deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and his family as they press for restoration of constitutional law and his presidency. Clinton said the US would continue working with the OAS "and other partners and other partners to construct a process of dialogue and engagement that will promote the restoration of democratic order". Meanwhile, Honduras' newly appointed leader vowed on Monday to resist pressure from across the Americas to reinstate the president ousted in a military coup. Roberto Micheletti, appointed president by congress, insisted that Zelaya was legally removed by the courts and Congress for violating Honduras' constitution - allegedly to extend his rule. Zelaya's ouster was Central America's first coup in at least 16 years, a blow from the barracks that reminded many of the military dictatorships the region has tried to bury in its past. 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APTN APEX 06-29-09 1648EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2030: Honduras Tension 2 Monday, 29 June 2009 STORY:Honduras Tension 2- REPLAY Military, protesters, electricity cut, OAS chief LENGTH: 03:33 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Spanish/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/CH12 STORY NUMBER: 611300 DATELINE: Tegucigalpa/El Salvador - 29 June 2009 LENGTH: 03:33 SHOTLIST ++NEW++ (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 29 JUNE 2009) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Tegucigalpa, Honduras - June 29, 2009 1. Wide of Presidential palace with military in front 2. Medium of Presidential palace with military personnel 3. Medium of personnel with riot gear 4. Medium of military personnel and Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) 5. Medium of military personnel with shields ++NEW++ (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 29 JUNE 2009) CHANNEL 12 - AP CLIENTS ONLY San Salvador, El Salvador - June 28, 2009 6. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Jose Miguel Insulza, secretary-general Organisation of American States: "We cannot allow Latin America to return to the past that has been completely overcome. This I want to be absolutely clear. We will make no concessions to a regime that has installed itself in this way" ++NEW++ (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 29 JUNE 2009) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Tegucigalpa, Honduras - June 29, 2009 7. Medium of graffiti reading (Spanish): "Micheleti trash out of Honduras" (sic - refers to Congressional President Roberto Micheletti who was sworn in as president on Sunday) ++NEW++ (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 29 JUNE 2009) CHANNEL 12 - AP CLIENTS ONLY San Salvador, El Salvador - June 28, 2009 8. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Jose Miguel Insulza, secretary-general Organisation of American States "We shouldn't have methods of intervening in another country. We're not going to be negative. So we are going to pressure them, we are going to isolate the illegitimate government. But there will be no intervention of any kind." (FIRST RUN 1330 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 29 JUNE 2009) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Tegucigalpa, Honduras - June 29, 2009 9. Mid of protesters outside palace, with one man holding Honduran flag 10. Wide of military personnel 11. Mid of military personnel 12. Various of protesters outside palace, singing and with fists raised 13. Wide of barricade across street strewn with debris 14. Mid of protesters with fire burning in foreground 15. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Fausto Arrazola, protester: "We demand that the entire international community force this de-facto government out and return Manuel Zelaya as our president." 16. Zoom in to troops entering electricity company, zoom out 17. Wide of troops inside electricity company site, zoom in ++NEW++ (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 29 JUNE 2009) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Tegucigalpa, Honduras - June 29, 2009 18. Medium of barricade and protesters 19. Medium of barricade and protesters 20. Medium of cyclist passing barricade 21. Medium of man walking towards extinguished fire barricade 22. Medium of smoking barricade, men standing by 23. Medium of fence, with pre-referendum banner 24. Various of military personnel with shields and other troops putting on riot gear at presidential palace 25. Wide tilt down of Hondutal telephone company 26. Medium of military on guard outside telephone company 27. Wide of employees gathered outside telephone company with military personnel 28. Medium of soldier 29. Wide of employees gathered outside telephone company with soldiers inside 30. Medium same STORYLINE Honduras' new leaders on Monday defied growing global pressure to reverse a military coup, arguing that they had followed their constitution in removing a leftist president who attacked it. The Obama administration and European governments denounced the military's action. US officials said they were working for the return of ousted President Manuel Zelaya and European officials offered to mediate talks between the two sides. Zelaya was seized by soldiers and hustled aboard a plane to Costa Rica early on Sunday, just hours before a rogue referendum he had called in defiance of the courts and Congress, and which his opponents said was an attempt to remain in power after his term ends on January 27. The Organisation of American States on Sunday approved a resolution demanding "the immediate, safe and unconditional return of the constitutional president, Manuel Zelaya". "We cannot allow Latin America to return to the past that has been completely overcome," OAS chief Jose Miguel Insulza said, adding his organisation would "make no concessions to a regime that has installed itself in this way". Zelaya, meanwhile, on Monday joined presidents from around Latin America in Nicaragua for meetings on how to reverse the first coup in Central America in at least 16 years. On Sunday, before travelling to Managua for the talks with Central American leaders and the leftist alliance of nations, known as ALBA, he told reporters soldiers had seized him in his pyjamas at gunpoint in what he called a "coup" and a "kidnapping". Zelaya's close ally, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, took centre stage in the region as he defended the president by casting the dispute as a rebellion by the region's poor. He also threatened to "overthrow" the new leader sworn in by Honduran lawmakers on Sunday. Congress leader Roberto Micheletti has said he would only serve out the end of Zelaya's term, which ends in January following presidential elections set for November. His designated foreign minister, meanwhile, told Honduran radio on Monday that no coup had occurred, saying the military had merely upheld the constitution "that the earlier government wanted to reform without any basis and in an illegal way". Troops with riot shields surrounded the presidential palace on Monday and armoured military vehicles were parked in front. But soldiers made no attempt to clear pro-Zelaya protesters who were burning tyres and other debris, as well as blocking streets with downed trees and billboards. The Honduran constitution limits presidents to a single four-year term and forbids any modification of that limit. Zelaya's opponents feared he would use the referendum results to try to run again, just as Chavez reformed his country's constitution to be able to seek re-election repeatedly. Micheletti on Sunday that the army acted on orders from the courts and that the ouster was carried out "to defend respect for the law and the principles of democracy". But he threatened to jail Zelaya and put him on trial if he returned. Coups were common in Central America until the 1980s, but Sunday's ouster was the first military power grab in Latin America since a brief, failed 2002 coup against Chavez. It was the first military ouster of a Central American president since 1993, when Guatemalan military officials refused to accept President Jorge Serrano's attempt to seize absolute power and removed him. 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APTN APEX 06-29-09 1649EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2030: US Madoff 2 Monday, 29 June 2009 STORY:US Madoff 2- REPLAY Disgraced financier sentenced to 150 years LENGTH: 02:04 FIRST RUN: 1930 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: VARIOUS STORY NUMBER: 611326 DATELINE: New York - 29 June 2009/ File LENGTH: 02:04 SHOTLIST (FIRST RUN 1930 ASIA PACIFIC PRIME NEWS) AP TELEVISION NEWS - AP CLIENTS ONLY New York City - 29 June 2009 1. Wide exterior tilt down courthouse 2. Mid of media 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Dominic Ambrosino, Madoff victim: "He looked me right in the eye and I was pretty surprised, I was one of very few people that he looked right in the eye and it felt good, it felt right. The judge sent a message, he turned around, naturally, you know he's a man, I'll give him that, he faced us, but the message the judge sent today, we're just hoping that things follow through." (FIRST RUN 1930 ASIA PACIFIC PRIME NEWS) COURTROOM SKETCH - ARTIST MARILYN CHURCH - AP CLIENTS ONLY New York City - 29 June 2009 4. Artists impression of Madoff before the judge 5. Artists impression of Madoff in court (FIRST RUN 1930 ASIA PACIFIC PRIME NEWS) AP TELEVISION NEWS - AP CLIENTS ONLY New York City - 29 June 2009 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Tom Hays, AP court reporter: "Unlike his sentencing, he came a little bit closer to showing some remorse, however much like his sentencing back in March, he didn't display a lot of emotion. For the first time he actually turned around and spoke directly to his victims and said, 'I'm sorry and I know that won't make any difference to you'." (FIRST RUN 1930 ASIA PACIFIC PRIME NEWS) COURTROOM SKETCH - ARTIST MARILYN CHURCH - AP CLIENTS ONLY New York City - 29 June 2009 7. Artists impression of US District Judge Denny Chin (FIRST RUN 1930 ASIA PACIFIC PRIME NEWS) AP TELEVISION NEWS - AP CLIENTS ONLY New York City - 29 June 2009 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Sharon Lissauer, Madoff victim: "I didn't really believe that he was sorry. If he was really sorry he wouldn't have done this for so many years." 9. People holding signs at anti-Madoff rally 10. Pan of woman holding anti-SEC (Security and Exchange Commission) sign at rally 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Cynthia Friedman, Madoff victim: "We want what's entitled to us from SIPC (Securities Investor Protection Corporation), which is funded from the security houses and we would like the President or SEC to tell SIPC to follow the laws that are on the books that are created for just this happening." 12. Pan from media outside courthouse to exterior of building (FIRST RUN 1430 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS) AP TELEVISION NEWS - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: New York City - March 12, 2009 13. Pan of Bernie Madoff exiting car and walking into courthouse STORYLINE Convicted Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison on Monday for a fraud so extensive that the judge said he needed to send a message to potential imitators and to victims who demanded harsh punishment. Scattered applause and whoops broke out in the crowded Manhattan courtroom after US District Judge Denny Chin issued the maximum sentence to the 71-year-old defendant, who said he lived "in a tormented state now, knowing all the pain and suffering I've created". Chin rejected a request by Madoff's lawyer for leniency and said he disagreed that victims of Madoff's Ponzi, or pyramid, scheme were seeking mob vengeance. The judge said the estimate that Madoff had cost his victims more than 13 (b) billion US dollars was conservative because it did not include money from feeder funds. "Here the message must be sent that Mr. Madoff's crimes were extraordinarily evil and that this kind of manipulation of the system is not just a bloodless crime that takes place on paper, but one instead that takes a staggering toll," the judge said. Chin announced the sentence with Madoff standing at the defence table, wearing a dark suit, white shirt and a tie, and looking thinner than his last court appearance in March. He gave no noticeable reaction when the sentence was announced. When asked by the judge whether he had anything to say, Madoff slowly stood, leaned forward on the defence table and spoke in a monotone for about 10 minutes. At various times, Madoff referred to his historic fraud as a "problem", "an error of judgement" and "a tragic mistake". He claimed he and his wife were tormented, saying she "cries herself to sleep every night, knowing all the pain and suffering I have caused". "That's something I live with, as well," he said. Madoff showed no emotion earlier in the hearing as he listened to nine victims spend nearly an hour describing their despair. He then finally looked at the victims lining the first row of the gallery. "I will turn and face you," he said. "I'm sorry. I know that doesn't help you," Madoff added. One of the victims, Dominic Ambrosino, told reporters outside court that Madoff looked him in "right in the eye and it felt good". "He faced us, but the message the judge sent today, we're just hoping that things follow through," Ambrosino added. Before Madoff became a symbol of Wall Street greed, he earned a reputation as a trusted money manager with a Midas touch. Even as the market fluctuated, clients of his secretive investment advisory business, from Florida retirees to celebrities such as Steven Spielberg, actor Kevin Bacon and Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax, for decades enjoyed steady double-digit returns. But late last year, Madoff made a dramatic confession: authorities say he pulled his sons aside and told them it was "all just one big lie". Madoff pleaded guilty in March to securities fraud and other charges. The 171 (b) billion US dollars forfeiture figure used by prosecutors merely mirrors the amount they estimate that, over decades, "flowed into the principal account to perpetrate the Ponzi scheme". The statements sent to investors showing their accounts were worth as much as 65 (b) billion US dollars were fiction. The investigation found that in reality, Madoff never made any investments, instead using the money from new investors to pay returns to existing clients, and to finance a lavish lifestyle for his family. 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APTN APEX 06-29-09 1711EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2030: US Jackson Family 3 Monday, 29 June 2009 STORY:US Jackson Family 3- WRAP Joe Jackson, Sharpton, guardianship papers, file of kids LENGTH: 03:37 FIRST RUN: 1930 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: VARIOUS STORY NUMBER: 611334 DATELINE: Encino - 29 June 2009/ Recent LENGTH: 03:37 SHOTLIST (FIRST RUN 1830 NORTH AMERICA PRIME NEWS - 29 JUNE 2009) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Encino, California - 29 June 2009 1. Michael Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, the reverend Al Sharpton and Marshall Thompson, member of The Chi-Lites band, (with white hat) at Michael Jackson's memorial shrine outside Jackson family home (FIRST RUN 1930 ASIA PACIFIC PRIME NEWS - 29 JUNE 2009) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Encino, California - 29 June 2009 2. Sign at makeshift memorial reading: (English) "We are the world, thank you MJ." 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Reverend Al Sharpton, civil rights activist "It is the determination of the family to be careful and deliberate on how they plan his celebration of life because we're talking about an historic figure that really changed pop culture around the world. This is not something you do carelessly and spontaneously." 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Jackson, Michael Jackson's father: "We're searching to see what happened to Michael." (Q: Do you have any idea about what timeframe for it (a funeral)?) "As I just answered your question, we don't have a timeframe yet because I want to see how this autopsy is coming out, you know? The second autopsy." (Q: When do you expect to hear back from the private autopsy?) "They're doing it right now, and I'm expecting to hear about it real soon." 5. Michael Jackson's memorial shrine (FIRST RUN 1830 NORTH AMERICA PRIME NEWS - 29 JUNE 2009) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Encino, California - 29 June 2009 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Jackson, Michael Jackson's father: "The family and I are very proud to see all of you come out here and help us with this whole situation, because we know we do have fans all over the world, we know that we are loved all over the world. But one thing I wish could have happened, is I wish that Michael could be here to see all of this, had to wait until something happened like this before it could be realised. Michael was a superstar, he's a superstar all over the world. He was loved in every country in the United States and every country all over the world he was loved, but one thing Michael didn't know is he didn't know how strong this would be because he tried his hardest to please everybody." (FIRST RUN 1930 ASIA PACIFIC PRIME NEWS - 29 JUNE 2009) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Encino, California - 27 June 2009 ++NIGHT SHOT++ 7. Car passing by with Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson (FIRST RUN 1930 ASIA PACIFIC PRIME NEWS - 29 JUNE 2009) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Los Angeles, California - 29 June 2009 8. Various court documents on Katherine Jackson for Michael Jackson's estate and guardianship on his children (FIRST RUN 1930 ASIA PACIFIC PRIME NEWS - 29 JUNE 2009) HOLLYWOOD TV - NO ACCESS TMZ / NO ACCESS ACCESS HOLLYWOOD / NO ACCESS EXTRA / NO ACCESS INSIDE EDITION - DO NOT OBSTRUCT HOLLYWOOD TV LOGO FILE: Los Angeles - 27 April 2009 9. Various of Michael Jackson shopping with his children (FIRST RUN 1930 ASIA PACIFIC PRIME NEWS - 29 JUNE 2009) AP PHOTOS - NO ACCESS CANADA/ FOR BROADCAST USE ONLY - STRICTLY NO ACCESS ONLINE OR MOBILE Pasadena, California - 1996 10. STILL of Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe (FIRST RUN 1930 ASIA PACIFIC PRIME NEWS - 29 JUNE 2009) AP PHOTOS - NO ACCESS CANADA/ FOR BROADCAST USE ONLY - STRICTLY NO ACCESS ONLINE OR MOBILE Santa Maria, California - 2005 11. STILL of Debbie Rowe at court for Michael Jackson's trial STORYLINE Michael Jackson's father told journalists on Monday that the planning for the pop star's funeral depended on the results of a second autopsy. Joe Jackson told reporters outside the family's southern California compound that the second autopsy was under way and that he expected results soon. The county coroner conducted an autopsy on Friday, but deferred a decision on the cause of death. Jackson denied reports that his son would be buried at his Neverland ranch. He also said that Michael Jackson's children were happy and were in the company of other children. Joining Jackson at the press conference, the Reverend Al Sharpton said consideration of how to celebrate the legacy of the pop star must be done "carefully". The civil rights activist spent the morning with the Jacksons at their Encino home. Meanwhile, Michael Jackson's mother on Monday asked a Superior Court judge to name her administrator of her late son's estate so she could ensure the King of Pop's three children were its beneficiaries. The court filing stated that Jackson's parents believed he died without a valid will. Supporting Katherine Jackson in her petition bid to administer the estate was her husband, Jackson's father, Joe. The court documents stated that Katherine Jackson "intends to marshal assets of the decedent for the exclusive use of the deceased's three children - her grandchildren - after payment of debts and expenses of administration". Earlier in the day, a Superior Court judge granted Katherine Jackson's request to assume temporary guardianship of her son's children, but did not immediately rule on her request to administer their estate. He scheduled hearings for July 6 and August 3 to take up the matters, including whether to also approve a request by Jackson to become permanent guardian of her son's children. So far, a will for Michael Jackson, which might spell out his wishes for care of his children and his estate, has not surfaced. Jackson never told his family who he had in place to handle his business affairs, a person close to the family has told The Associated Press. The person, who requested anonymity because of the delicate nature of the situation, said they were told by the singer's phalanx of advisers that he likely had a will, but it may be many years old. When Jackson died on Thursday, he left behind three children: Michael Joseph Jackson Jr, known as Prince Michael, 12; Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, 11; and Prince Michael II, 7. The youngest son was born to a surrogate mother. The filing lists the children as living at the Jacksons' family compound in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. In her request to take over the children's estate, Jackson's mother listed its value as "unknown". "Minor children are currently residing with paternal grandmother," the filing states in an explanation of why Katherine Jackson should be appointed guardian. "They have a long established relationship with paternal grandmother and are comfortable in her care." The declaration stated that Deborah Rowe was the mother of Jackson's two eldest children, but listed her whereabouts as "unknown". A family attorney said the Jacksons hadn't heard from Rowe since Michael Jackson's death. For Jackson's youngest child, Monday's court filing stated "None" for the mother. Prince Michael II, nicknamed Blanket, was born to a surrogate mother. It also stated that all three of children "have no relationship with their biological mother". 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APTN APEX 06-29-09 1715EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2030: ++Honduras Tension 4 Monday, 29 June 2009 STORY:++Honduras Tension 4- NEW Security forces clash with protesters, reax LENGTH: 03:20 FIRST RUN: 2030 RESTRICTIONS: Part No Venezuela TYPE: Spanish/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/TELESUR STORY NUMBER: 611333 DATELINE: Tegucigalpa - 29 June 2009 LENGTH: 03:20 SHOTLIST: AP Television - AP Clients Only 1. Wide of demonstrators on street outside Presidential Palace 2. Medium of security forces in riot gear deploying 3. Wide of smoke and protesters 4. Wide of security forces lining up and starting to march forward 5. Wide of demonstrators running as tear gas billows 6. Medium of running protesters 7. Medium of protesters throwing rocks 8. Wide of security forces pursuing protesters 9. Wide of security forces running as tear gas billows 10. Wide of security forces marching across bridge 11. Wide of protesters running 12. Medium of protesters throwing rocks 13. Wide of security chasing protesters, other protesters in foreground 14. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Francisco Torres, Protester: ++covering face because of tear gas and holding a rubber bullet++ "The army and police are hitting the people of Honduras, for the solitary crime of fighting to democratise the constitution of Honduras. We are fighting so that in this country there would be a true, participatory democracy." 15. Medium of police chasing protester 16. Medium of police walking by 17. Tight of officer threatening cameraman "Stop recording, I'm going to break that shit" 18. Various of police dismantling roadblocks 19. Protesters in police truck UPSOUND: (Spanish) PROTESTER: "For protesting." REPORTER: "How far are you willing to go? PROTESTER: "All the way." 20. Wide of troops removing roadblock Telesur - No Access Venezuela 21. Medium travelling shot of police beating protesters 22. Tight moving shot following police chasing protesters through woods 23. Various of police beating and arresting man 24. Tight of police confronting camera man and camera falls to ground STORYLINE: Protesters and security forces clashed in the streets of Tegucigalpa on Monday, a day after the military ousted President Manuel Zelaya. Protesters built barriers in city streets and demanded the newly appointed President Roberto Micheletti step down and Zelaya return to power. But Micheletti, appointed president by Congress, insisted that Zelaya was legally removed by the courts and Congress for violating Honduras' constitution - allegedly to extend his rule. Zelaya's ouster was Central America's first coup in at least 16 years, a blow from the barracks that reminded many of the military dictatorships the region has tried to bury in its past. The street protesters and police clashed later in the day, amid a haze of tear gas. Protesters threw stones, and said police fired back rubber bullets. "The army and police are hitting the people of Honduras, for the solitary crime of fighting to democratise the constitution of Honduras. We are fighting so that in this country there would be a true, participatory democracy," said Francisco Torres who covered his face because of tear gas and was holding a rubber bullet. Video from the Venezuelan network Telesur showed police chasing and clubbing protesters before the camera was apparently knocked from the cameraman. 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APTN APEX 06-29-09 1720EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2030: ++US Honduras Monday, 29 June 2009 STORY:++US Honduras- NEW Obama with Uribe in meeting overshadowed by Honduras crisis LENGTH: 01:23 FIRST RUN: 2030 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 611343 DATELINE: Washington DC - 29 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:23 SHOTLIST 1. Wide of US President Barack Obama and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe 2. Close of Uribe pan across handshake with Obama 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Barack Obama, US President: "Let me first of all speak about the coup in Honduras because this was a topic of conversation between myself and President Uribe. All of us have great concerns about what's taken place there. President Zelaya was democratically elected, he had not yet completed his term. We believe that the coup was not legal and that President Zelaya remains the President of Honduras, the democratically elected president there. In that we have joined all the countries in the region, including Colombia and the Organisation of American states. I think it would be a terrible precedent if we start moving backwards into the era into which we are seeing military coups as a means of political transition." 4. Mid of Uribe and Obama STORYLINE US President Barack Obama said despite the coup in Honduras, the US still considers ousted president Manuel Zelaya, the "democratically elected president" of the country. "We believe the coup was not legal," said Obama. Obama made his remarks during a joint news conference with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe on Monday in Washington. Zelaya was arrested in his pyjamas by soldiers who stormed his residence and flew him into exile. Roberto Micheletti, whom Honduran Congress appointed president on Sunday, vowed to resist the pressure from protesters and world leaders demanding Zelaya be reinstated, and serve out the term of Zelaya, which expires in January. He insisted Zelaya was legally removed by the courts and Congress for violating Honduras' constitution, allegedly by trying to extend his rule. Central America's first coup in at least 16 years was a blow from the barracks that reminded many of the military dictatorships the region has tried to bury in its past. Zelaya attended a meeting in Nicaragua of a bloc of nine leftist nations, which agreed to remove their ambassadors from Honduras until Zelaya is restored and to reject diplomats from the replacement government. The Organisation of American States called for Zelaya's return and summoned a meeting of foreign ministers on Tuesday that could make Honduras the first nation suspended from the organisation under a 2001 charter banning "the unconstitutional interruption of democratic order." United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Rio Group, which comprises 23 nations from the hemisphere, also condemned the coup and called for Zelaya's return. US diplomats said they are trying to ensure Zelaya's safety and get him restored as president. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton signalled, however, that the US wasn't siding fully with Zelaya, who had rejected several Supreme Court decisions before being overthrown. Zelaya was arrested and flown to Costa Rica hours before a rogue referendum he had called in defiance of Honduras' courts and Congress. His opponents claimed the vote was an attempt to remain in power after his term ends January 27. The Honduran constitution limits presidents to a single four-year term and forbids any modification of that limit. Zelaya's opponents feared the referendum was part of an attempt to try to run again, just as other Latin American leaders have removed constitutional clauses designed to prevent strongmen from extending their rule. 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APTN APEX 06-29-09 1750EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2030: ++Nicaragua Honduras 3 Monday, 29 June 2009 STORY:++Nicaragua Honduras 3- NEW Ousted Zelaya in crisis talks with regional leaders LENGTH: 02:12 FIRST RUN: 2030 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Spanish/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/GOVERNMENT TV STORY NUMBER: 611331 DATELINE: Managua - 29 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:12 SHOTLIST AP Television - AP Clients Only 1. Exterior of hotel where ALBA (Bolivarian Alternative for the People of the Americas) leaders are meeting 2. Mid of security 3. Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa arriving 4. Mid of Bolivian President Evo Morales standing by lift 5. Wide of Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom arriving 6. Various of flags 7. Mid of media, pan right to ALBA leaders at meeting Nicaraguan Government TV - AP Clients Only 8. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Fander Falconi, Ecuadorean Foreign Minister: "We, the member countries of ALBA (the Bolivarian Alternative for the People of the Americas) have decided to withdraw our ambassadors (from Honduras) and leave the minimum diplomatic representation in Tegucigalpa until the legitimate government of Manuel Zelaya is fully restored. Similarly, we recognise the personnel assigned by President Zelaya as the sole diplomatic representation in our countries. Under no circumstances, shall we accredit personnel appointed by the intruders." AP Television - AP Clients Only 9. Cutaway of Correa listening Nicaraguan Government TV - AP Clients Only 10. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Manuel Zelaya, deposed President of Honduras: "I think that leading examples to the world are often born of new organisations. The force that these proposals by ALBA maintain in the eyes of the world bring us to the conviction that it is still possible that the force of the people and the democracy and the humanism that we practise are truly the goals of a modern society in the 21st century." AP Television - AP Clients Only 11. Wide of Zelaya standing up to embrace Correa and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez 12. Mid of Zelaya hugging Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Bolivian President Evo Morales 13. Wide of Morales, Zelaya, Ortega, Chavez and Correa posing for photographs STORYLINE The deposed president of Honduras on Monday attended a meeting in the Nicaraguan capital Managua of a bloc of nine leftist nations, which all agreed to remove their ambassadors from Honduras until he was restored, and to reject diplomats appointed by the replacement government. Honduras is one of nine members of ALBA (Bolivarian Alternative for the People of the Americas) which also includes Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Venezuela. The ALBA meeting was also attended by the presidents of Peru and Guatemala. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, one of the leaders in Nicaragua, urged Hondurans to rise up against the new leadership, saying Venezuela was ready to support them. Manuel Zelaya was arrested early on Sunday by soldiers who stormed his residence and flew him into exile, just hours before a rogue referendum he had called in defiance of the courts and Congress, and which his opponents said was an attempt to remain in power after his term ends on January 27. Central America's first coup in at least 16 years was a blow from the barracks that reminded many of the military dictatorships the region had tried to bury in its past. Speaking at a news conference attended by Central American leaders and the leftist alliance of nations, known as ALBA, Ecuador's Foreign Minister, Fander Falconi, said each country would "leave the minimum diplomatic representation in Tegucigalpa until the legitimate government of Manuel Zelaya is fully restored." Roberto Micheletti, whom the Honduran Congress appointed president on Sunday, has vowed to serve out the term of Zelaya, which expires in January. He insisted Zelaya was legally removed by the courts and Congress for violating the constitution, allegedly by trying to extend his rule, and has threatened to jail Zelaya and put him on trial if he returned. The Honduran constitution limits presidents to a single four-year term and forbids any modification of that limit. Zelaya's opponents feared he would use the referendum results to try to run again, just as Chavez reformed his country's constitution to be able to seek re-election repeatedly. Coups were common in Central America until the 1980s, but Sunday's coup was the first military seizure of power in Latin America since a brief, failed 2002 coup against Chavez. It was the first military ousting of a Central American president since 1993, when Guatemalan military officials refused to accept President Jorge Serrano's attempt to seize absolute power and removed him. 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APTN APEX 06-29-09 1803EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2030: ++UN Honduras Monday, 29 June 2009 STORY:++UN Honduras- NEW LatAm UN ambassadors condemn coup in Honduras LENGTH: 02:39 FIRST RUN: 2030 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Spanish/Nat SOURCE: UNTV/AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 611329 DATELINE: New York - 29 June 2009/ FILE LENGTH: 02:39 SHOTLIST: UNTV - AP Clients Only 29 June 2009 1. Wide shot UN General Assembly hall 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, President of the UN General Assembly: "As a Nicaraguan, I am ashamed that this coup has taken place in Central America during my presidency here at the General Assembly. This is a throwback to another era that we had hoped was now a distant nightmare. Latin America and the Caribbean have the ignominious record of being the region with the most number of military coups in the world. This is a record that has no place in the 21st century." 3. Cutaway wide shot interior UN General Assembly hall 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, President of the UN General Assembly: "Leaders have denounced the military action. Now it is appropriate and crucial that the entire world community, the G-182, members of the United Nations General Assembly, add its force to underscore the universal rejection of this crime." 5. Wide shot UN General Assembly hall 6. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Jorge Arturo Reina Idiaquez, UN Permanent Representative of Honduras: "I come here at a tragic moment in the history of Honduras. But we are certain it will be a transitory one from which the democratic order of our country will emerge stronger." 7. Wide shot UN General Assembly hall 8. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Jorge Valero, UN Permanent Representative of Venezuela (speaking on behalf of ALBA - the Bolivarian Alternative for the People of the Americas): "Those who have sold their soul to the devil will not be able to emerge victorious; on the contrary, the indigenous peoples, workers, soldiers, women, intellectuals, youth, all those who had no voice, now cry out with the strength of the wind and the seeds of liberty which are taking root everywhere in the world." 9. Cutaway wide shot Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, President of the UN General Assembly 10. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Abelardo Moreno Fernandez, UN Permanent Representative of Cuba (speaking on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement): "The coordinating bureau expresses its full support and solidarity with the people and constitutional government of the Republic of Honduras in the current circumstances, and calls for the reinstatement of the rule of law in Honduras and the immediate and unconditional reinstatement of the only legitimate representative of the Honduran people, President Manuel Zelaya." AP Television - AP Clients Only FILE: recent 11. Close shot UN flag STORYLINE: The president of the U.N. General Assembly urged the 192-member world body in a special session on Monday to denounce the perpetrators of the military coup that ousted the president of Honduras. Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann made the appeal as Honduras' newly installed president vowed to resist pressure to reinstate President Manuel Zelaya, who was forced into exile in Costa Rica after soldiers stormed the presidential palace early on Sunday morning. Honduras' U.N. Ambassador Jorge Reina Idiaquez told the General Assembly it was a "tragic moment in the history of Honduras." "But we are certain it will be a transitory one from which the democratic order of our country will emerge stronger," he added. Jorge Valero, UN Permanent Representative of Venezuela, delivered a message on behalf of ALBA (the Bolivarian Alternative for the People of the Americas), a nine-member Central American bloc who were holding a summit in the Nicaraguan capital Managua, attended by Zelaya. "Those who have sold their soul to the devil will not be able to emerge victorious; on the contrary, the indigenous peoples, workers, soldiers, women, intellectuals, youth, all those who had no voice, now cry out with the strength of the wind and the seeds of liberty which are taking root everywhere in the world," said Valero. And Abelardo Moreno Fernandez, UN Permanent Representative of Cuba, delivered a message from the Non-Aligned Movement, which also voiced its collective condemnation of the coup. It is exceedingly rare for the General Assembly to hold a special session on a military coup in a member state. But D'Escoto, a leftist Nicaraguan priest and former foreign minister, has used his tenure of the year-long post to address on several occasions political issues which are more often the preserve of the U.N. Security Council. His presidency ends in September. It was not clear whether the special session would produce a resolution, but there were reports on Monday afternoon that Honduras was planning to circulate a draft resolution. 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 06-29-09 1853EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM -------------------
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AP-APTN-2330: Pakistan Attack Wednesday, 24 June 2009 STORY:Pakistan Attack- REPLAY Intv with analyst on Taliban in wake of drone attack that killed scores LENGTH: 01:11 FIRST RUN: 1430 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 610663 DATELINE: Islamabad - 24 June 2009/File LENGTH: 01:11 ++PLEASE NOTE: SHOTS 1-3 ARE ARCHIVE PICTURES AND DO NOT SHOW WEDNESDAY'S SUSPECTED US MISSILE STRIKE THAT KILLED 80++ SHOTLIST: FILE: South Waziristan, 13 November 2004 1. Wide of South Waziristan area showing mountainous terrain ++AERIAL SHOT++ 2. Mid of Pakistani soldiers patrolling 3. Wide of South Waziristan area, smoke rising in distance, pan left Islamabad, 24 April 2009 4. Mid of Muhammad Amir Rana 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Muhammad Amir Rana, Pak Institute for Peace Studies: "Tackling with the drone attacks and the military operations, they have their own strategies, as most of their leadership hasn't stayed in one place for a day, and they keep moving in different areas." 3. Close of Rana 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Muhammad Amir Rana, Pak Institute for Peace Studies: "Their tactic, strategic, looks like they want to hit initially the small pockets of the militants or the Taliban, and then they will finish the small pockets and by then they will think to launch a massive operation." 5. Mid of sign reads (English) "Media workshop, Peace for all, Pak Institute for Peace Studies" STORYLINE: The head of Pakistan's Taliban, Baitullah Mehsud, narrowly escaped a suspected US missile strike that killed 80 people in South Waziristan tribal area bordering Afghanistan on Wednesday, according to intelligence officials. The intelligence officials also said several senior Taliban militants were killed in the strike. However, a senior Taliban aide contradicted the reports, saying that Mehsud was nowhere near the missile strike, and that all but five of the dead were civilians. Pakistan forces have launched campaigns in South Waziristan before. Video filmed in November 2004 shows the rugged terrain where Taliban groups can easily hide. The 2004 video also shows Pakistani troops in the area at the time. An analyst at the Pak Institute for Peace Studies said Mehsud's survival was likely down to a Taliban strategy ensuring that most of the local leadership in South Waziristan only stays a short time in one place before moving on. "They keep moving in different areas," said Muhammad Amir Rana. Two intelligence officials said on Wednesday that although Mehsud had visited a village where the funeral which was targeted took place, he left before the drone-fired missiles killed 80 people and wounded dozens more. The two officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to talk to media, said it was unclear how long before the attack Mehsud left. Intelligence officials had said on Tuesday that militants lost contact with Mehsud for a while. Media reports suggested he had a very close call. Mehsud, accused of plotting suicide bombings and the assassination of his chief rival on Tuesday, is the target of a looming offensive by Pakistan's military in South Waziristan. Earlier this month, the Pakistani government gave the green light to the military to launch an operation against Baitullah Mehsud's Taliban militants, but so far no ground offensive has started. In the absence of any "surge" of ground troops, missile strikes have continued in South Waziristan. Rana said it was likely the military wanted to target smaller, local pockets of Taliban fighters before launching any major military operation. On Tuesday, a suspected missile strike killed several people at a purported Taliban training centre, then another barrage rained down on a funeral procession for some of those killed in the first attack. Dozens of airstrikes have been carried out in the tribal regions over the last year, drawing criticism from Pakistan's leaders who say they jeopardise the military operation by firing up an already raging anti-Americanism. 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APTN APEX 06-24-09 1950EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: France OECD Economy 2 Wednesday, 24 June 2009 STORY:France OECD Economy 2- WRAP OECD presser on European economic outlook, ministers' photo op LENGTH: 03:23 FIRST RUN: 1430 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 610662 DATELINE: Paris - 24 June 2009 LENGTH: 03:23 SHOTLIST: (FIRST RUN 1230 GMT NEWS UPDATE - 24 JUNE 2009) 1. Exterior of Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) building 2. Close-up of flags 3. Close-up of OECD sign reading (English) "The crisis and beyond: for a cleaner, stronger, fairer economy." 4. Wide of people in foyer 5. Wide of news conference, pan right 6. Mid of Angel Gurria, OECD Secretary General: 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Angel Gurria, OECD Secretary General: "We anticipate still for the year of 2009 a deep contraction in output, in general the OECD area at large is going to shrink by upwards of four percent." 8. Mid of media 9. Close up of man in audience 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Angel Gurria, OECD Secretary General: "World trade is set to fall by as much as 16 percent due to a host of economic influences. This is a very, very important indicator of the size, and the depth and the breadth of the problem we are facing today." 11. Wide of news conference 12. Mid of audience 13. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jorgen Elmeskov, OECD acting economics department head: "Financial conditions have improved, and we assume that they will stay broadly unchanged through the rest of this year before gradually normalising in the course of 2010. That assumption could be too cautious." 14. Mid of Angel Gurria listening 16. Wide of Elmeskov speaking on big screen 17. Mid of Elmeskov's shadow ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1430 GMT ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 24 JUNE 2009) 18. French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde walking into meeting room and being photographed 19. Mid of Japanese Finance Minister Kaoru Yosano, zoom in 20. Close up of Lagarde talking to Belgian Finance Minister Didier Reynders 21. Mid of members of US and Russian delegations 22. Mid of Lagarde shaking hands with Han Seung-soo, Korean Prime Minister and chairman of the OECD summit 23. Wide of officials in conference room 24. Mid of Chinese delegation 25. Mid of officials sitting at conference table, pan left 26. Mid of Belgian delegation, pan left to delegations from Canada and Brazil 27. Wide of meeting room STORYLINE: Finance ministers from the 30 member states of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) met at the organisation's headquarters in Paris on Wednesday. The ministers were also joined by their counterparts from some non-member states including Brazil, Chile, India, Estonia, Israel, Indonesia, South Africa, China and Russia. Earlier on Wednesday the OECD said the recession is close to bottoming out but that recovery will be weak unless governments take further action to remove uncertainty over banks' balance sheets. In its half-yearly economic outlook, the OECD said it expects its member countries' economies to shrink by 4.1 percent this year, and said the only thing heading off an even worse decline was the economic rescue measures taken by governments. That represented a slightly improved outlook compared to the OECD's last forecast, in March, of a 4.3 percent decline this year. It was the first time in two years that the OECD had revised its forecast upwards, Secretary General Angel Gurria said at a news conference at OECD headquarters in Paris. However, he said world trade was still set to fall by up to 16 percent as a result of the economic crisis, which was an "indicator of the size, and the depth and the breadth of the problem we are facing today." OECD acting economics department head Jorgen Elmeskov gave a cautiously upbeat assessment about the future direction of the world's economy. He said financial conditions had improved and that the OECD assumed "they will stay broadly unchanged through the rest of this year before gradually normalising in the course of 2010." But Gurria warned the recovery was likely to be weak and fragile for some time. The OECD now expects the 16 nation euro-zone economy to shrink by 4.8 percent this year. It forecast the US economy would shrink by 2.8 percent this year compared to 1.1 percent growth in 2008, while Japanese output is likely to contract by 6.8 percent. The OECD forecast a return to growth in all three regions next year, with overall growth across its membership expected to average 0.7 percent in 2010, according to the report. That also represented an improved outlook compared to the OECD's last forecast of a 0.1 percent contraction in the OECD area economy next year. The OECD urged countries to both start devising strategies to roll back their stimulus measures after the worst of the economic crisis has passed, while also continuing with measures to ensure a faster and more robust recovery. 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APTN APEX 06-24-09 1951EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: Austria Floods Wednesday, 24 June 2009 STORY:Austria Floods- REPLAY Residents evacuated as river Enns reaches critical level LENGTH: 01:48 FIRST RUN: 1130 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: German/Nat SOURCE: RTL STORY NUMBER: 610646 DATELINE: Steyr - 24 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:48 RESTRICTIONS: NO ACCESS GERMANY, Austria (except: Infoscreen, ATV+), German-speaking Switzerland (except: Telezueri), Luxemburg and Alto Adige SHOTLIST 1. Wide of flooded streets and houses next to river Enns 2. Mid of water gushing under bridge 3. Close up of river Enns gushing below bridge, tilt up to people standing on bridge 4. Mid of flooded house 5. Mid of barrier nearby riverside of river Enns, sign reading (German): "Closed due to flooding" 6. Flooded traffic sign 7. Top shot of fire fighters there to tow away a car 8. Close up of flooded traffic signs, pull out to car being towed 9. SOUNDBITE: (German) Eric Bucsek, Resident: "At the moment we have a flooding that occurs each 10 - 15 years in Steyr. It is not as high as in 2002. But if the water level continues to rise, it will get dramatic. But at the moment it seems that we might get away with minor damage only." 10. Various of cars driving along partly flooded street, pan to flooding in the street 11. Mid of fire engine standing in the street, pan to closed underpass 12. Fire fighters walking in flooded cellar 13. Wide of flooded houses at riverside, camera pull out 14. Water being pumped out of a window 15. Camera pan over flooded window to flooded backyard 16. Close up of flooded traffic sign, camera pull out to wide of river Enns STORYLINE: Residents of a small town in Austria were evacuated on Wednesday after streets and basements were flooded by rising water levels of the river Enns. Rescue authorities in Steyr, Upper Austria, made the move after Enns reached a critical level of more than five metres (15 feet). In the summer of 2002, parts of Austria, including Upper Austria, and neighbouring Germany were hit by the worst floods in a hundred years, which caused extensive damage. One local resident said flooding like this occurred every ten to fifteen years in Steyr, and that he did not expect the situation to become that bad again. However Eric Bucsek added: "But if the water level continues to rise, it will get dramatic." Austrian authorities have described the situation in the vicinity of Enns river as "tense". 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APTN APEX 06-24-09 1952EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: US Syria Iran Wednesday, 24 June 2009 STORY:US Syria Iran- REPLAY President's spox says ambassador to be sent to Syria, Iranian invites rescinded LENGTH: 01:51 FIRST RUN: 2130 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nats SOURCE: POOL STORY NUMBER: 610709 DATELINE: Washington DC, 24 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:51 SHOTLIST: 1. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs walking in to news conference 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Robert Gibbs, White House spokesman: "We have had a series of meetings with administration officials and Syrian leadership. I think this strongly reflects the administration's recognition of the role Syria plays, and the hope of the role that the Syrian government can play constructively to promote peace and stability in the region. And it continues the president's call to be more fully engaged in the region." 3. Wide of Gibbs at lectern 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Robert Gibbs, White House spokesman: "Many weeks ago, the administration extended an invitation to celebrate the freedom that this country enjoys. Not surprisingly, based on what we see going on in Tehran, nobody has RSVP'd." (Reporter: "So that's what it is.") SOUNDBITE: (English) Robert Gibbs, White House spokesman: "Well, no. Let me finish. Understand what - and you all do - July Fourth allows us to celebrate the freedom and the liberty we enjoy. Freedom of speech. Freedom of religion. Freedom to assemble peacefully. Freedom of the press. So I don't think it's surprising that nobody's signed up to come. Given the events of the past many days, those invitations will no longer be extended." 5. Wide of briefing 6. Gibbs leaves STORYLINE: US President Barack Obama plans to return an ambassador to Syria, filling a post that has been vacant for four years and marking an acceleration of Washington's engagement with the Arab world, the White House said on Wednesday. Presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs said Obama's decision was aimed at fulfilling his promise to show more US engagement in the Arab world and not a response to any explicit policy change on Syria's part. He cited a series of meetings between Syrian and US officials since Obama took office. "This strongly reflects the administration's recognition of the role Syria plays, and the hope of the role that the Syrian government can play constructively, to promote peace and stability in the region," Gibbs said. The move reinforces Obama's determination, outlined in his Cairo speech earlier this month, to deepen America's role in the Middle East as he seeks to broker peace among Israel and its Arab neighbours and improve US relations in the region. A senior administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity before the announcement was made said: "The president believes that diplomatic engagement helps serve our interests, and that the current policy didn't make sense." Syria also remains key to establishing peace with Israel, which still occupies the strategic Golan Heights, captured from Damascus in the 1967 war. Syria held indirect talks with Israel last year, mediated by Turkey. But the discussions were halted during the Israeli offensive on Gaza in December and January. Syria has since said it was ready to resume indirect talks with Israel's new hard-line government as long as they focus on a complete Israeli withdrawal from the Golan. The US withdrew its ambassador to Syria in 2005 to protest against Syrian actions in neighbouring Lebanon. Washington has criticised Syria and Iran for supporting Islamic militant groups such as the Palestinian Hamas in Gaza and Lebanon's Hezbollah. The US also has accused Syria of not doing enough to stop the infiltration of militants to fight US and allied forces in neighbouring Iraq. The move towards closer relations with Syria comes as the country's close ally Iran is in tumult over the June 12 presidential election which returned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to power. His challenger, Mir Hossein Mousavi, says the vote was rigged and his supporters have mounted massive demonstrations. At least 17 were killed by security forces. On Tuesday Gibbs said that an offer for Iranian envoys to attend US embassy Fourth of July parties has been rescinded "given the events of the past many days." The invitation was part of a US outreach to Iran, but so far no Iranian officials had accepted, according to the State Department. Obama has offered to open talks with Iran's leaders to ease a nearly 30-year diplomatic estrangement. But he sharpened his rhetoric Tuesday, saying he was "appalled and outraged" by Tehran's heavy hand against protesters. 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APTN APEX 06-24-09 1953EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: Venezuela Parade Wednesday, 24 June 2009 STORY:Venezuela Parade- REPLAY President Chavez at parade to commemorate Battle of Carabobo LENGTH: 02:30 FIRST RUN: 2030 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Spanish/Natsound SOURCE: VTV STORY NUMBER: 610676 DATELINE: Carbobo, 24 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:30 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of military parade 2. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa leading parade 3. Chavez and Correa 4. People watching parade 5. Pan of military officials 6. Wide of regional leaders during national anthem 7. Various of tank in parade 8. Mid of Chavez 9. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela: "And the soldiers who, as Bolivar said, are invincible, ready to continue, alongside the people, building the socialist motherland." 10. Wide of area where regional leaders gathered to watch parade 11. Mid of crowd 12. Military planes flying in formation 13. Military plane performing 14. Pan of military officials 15. Various of parade 16. Mid of Presidents Daniel Ortega, of Nicaragua, Evo Morales, of Bolivia, Hugo Chavez, of Venezuela and Rafael Correa, of Ecuador, applauding 17. Mid of parade 18. Mid of crowd 19. Mid of parade 20. Chavez and Morales 21. Wide of parade STORYLINE: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and other Latin American leaders on Wednesday attended a military parade commemorating a battle that paved the way for Venezuela's independence. The celebrations, marking the 188th anniversary of the Battle of Carabobo which was led by Venezuelan independence hero Simon Bolivar, took place in the central state of Carabobo, around 80 miles from Caracas. Military units from Cuba and Bolivia joined Venezuelan forces forces in the parade which lasted several hours and included flyovers from the national airforce. The parade preceded the opening of a regional two-day summit - the 6th Summit of ALBA (Bolivarian Alternative for the people of the Americas), a left-leaning regional trade group of Latin American and Caribbean countries. Ecuador was to formally join the ALBA alliance at the summit in the Aragua State, north-central region of Venezuela. The Caribbean islands of St. Vicente and the Grenadines, and Antigua and Barbuda will also become part of the group. The Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) began as a partnership between Chavez and his Cuban mentor Fidel Castro in 2004 to oppose a US-backed free trade area. The pact, known by its Spanish acronym ALBA, also the word for dawn, calls for shared trade and cooperation agreements among Latin American nations. The current ALBA members include Bolivia, Cuba, Dominica, Honduras, Nicaragua and Venezuela. 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APTN APEX 06-24-09 1954EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: Pakistan India Wednesday, 24 June 2009 STORY:Pakistan India- REPLAY Reax to Indian arrest warrants for 22 Pakistani suspects in Mumbai attacks LENGTH: 02:50 FIRST RUN: 1330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Urdu/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 610659 DATELINE: Islamabad/Lahore - 24 June 2009 / FILE LENGTH: 02:50 SHOTLIST: Islamabad, Pakistan - June 24, 2009 1. Wide exterior of Pakistani Foreign Ministry 2. Wide of Pakistani Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abdul Basit walking into room 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Abdul Basit, Pakistan Foreign Ministry Spokesman: "I understand these people were not present there in the crime scene in any case. And secondly it is a hypothetical question in the sense that first we do not have an extradition treaty with India and secondly, India has not asked us to extradite these people, so it is all media hype which has been created, but there is nothing." 3. Close of Basit's hands 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Abdul Basit, Pakistan Foreign Ministry Spokesman: "We are cooperating from day one, and we arrested a few individuals and they are still behind bars in detention and we wish that India had provided us all the relevant material in one go, rather than in instalments." 5. Wide of Basit seated FILE - Lahore, Pakistan - date not known ++MUTE++ 6. Mid tracking shot of Hafiz Saeed walking with security and supporters Islamabad, Pakistan - June 24, 2009 7. Wide of street scene 8. Wide of newspaper kiosk 9. Mid of Urdu and English newspapers at kiosk 10. Close up of newspaper headline reads (English) "Indian court issues warrants for Hafiz Saeed, 21 others" 11. Close up of man reading newspaper 12. Mid of people at kiosk 13. SOUNDBITE: (Urdu) Shamis ul Islam, Vox pop: "After reading this news, it would have angered the whole of Pakistan. It would have reminded people of (former President) Musharraf, who used to hand over Pakistanis any day on the instructions of the Americans. Now India is also doing the same. Whenever there's loss of millions and killings (in Pakistan), it's because India is involved in it." 14. Various of street scenes 15. SOUNDBITE: (English) Asad Ali, Vox Pop: "I don't think so, that the government of Pakistan has to deliver those 22 people to India. What the Indians are doing, they have made the terrorism in Bombay and they are blaming the same thing on Pakistan. Have they any proof? Not yet." 16. Mid of street scene 17. Wide of downtown traffic STORYLINE: Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokesman says there has been no formal request from India to hand over 22 Pakistani suspects in connection with last year's Mumbai attacks. Abdul Basit noted on Wednesday that there was no extradition treaty between Pakistan and India, and dismissed talk of extradition requests as "media hype". On Wednesday, a prosecutor in Mumbai said an Indian court had issued arrest warrants for 22 Pakistani nationals accused of masterminding last year's deadly Mumbai attacks. One of those named was the founder of a militant group recently freed by a Pakistani court. Public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said the warrants require Islamabad to extradite the suspects, though Pakistan has vowed that it will not transfer any Mumbai suspects to India, saying instead it will try them in its own courts. Among those sought for arrest were Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, and Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi and Zarar Shah. Saeed is the head of the Jamat-ud-Dawa charity which the United Nations (UN) says is a front group for Lashkar-e-Taiba, the militant organisation blamed in the Mumbai attacks. Pakistan arrested all three in December after Indian diplomats provided a dossier of evidence in a rare sharing of intelligence between the nuclear-armed rivals, who have fought three wars since independence. However, a court in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore earlier this month freed Saeed, a hard-line Islamic cleric, saying there was no evidence against him. Indian officials condemned the move. Authorities took Saeed into custody in the wake of the Mumbai attacks last year, but Pakistan has a poor track record of prosecuting alleged militant leaders, and India and Pakistan argued for weeks after the attack over the proper amount of evidence needed to convict the suspected masterminds. India has demanded Pakistan vigorously pursue those they think behind the November siege of its commercial capital that killed 164 people and left nine of 10 gunmen dead. Pakistan has acknowledged the Mumbai attacks were partly plotted on its soil. Saeed helped establish Lashkar-e-Taiba two decades ago to fight Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. After the group was banned, Saeed set up an Islamic charity called Jamaat-ud-Dawa. The 22 warrants were issued in Mumbai on Tuesday as part of the ongoing trial of the only surviving suspected gunman in the attacks in November that left some 166 dead in a three-day siege. The latest spat between Pakistan and India has been receiving media coverage in Pakistan's newspapers and at least two men criticised India. "Whenever there's loss of millions and killings, it's because India is involved in it," on man, Shamis ul Islam, said. 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APTN APEX 06-24-09 2000EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: ++Peru Protests Wednesday, 24 June 2009 STORY:++Peru Protests- NEW PM Simon meets farmers' leaders in bid to end protest in Peru's highlands LENGTH: 01:45 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: No Access Peru TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: Channel 9 STORY NUMBER: 610678 DATELINE: Sicuani, 24 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:45 v04381tvns r t AP-APTN-2330:++PeruProte 06-24 0522 AP-APTN-2330: ++Peru Protests Wednesday, 24 June 2009 STORY:++Peru Protests- NEW PM Simon meets farmers' leaders in bid to end protest in Peru's highlands LENGTH: 01:45 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: No Access Peru TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: Channel 9 STORY NUMBER: 610678 DATELINE: Sicuani, 24 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:45 SHOTLIST: 1. Zoom into farmers blocking bridge and holding large banner 2. Pan across farmers protesting 3. Various of people walking on blocked road 4. Zoom out of line of trucks stopped due to roadblocks 5. Blocked bridge 6. Protester checking back of ambulance before letting it get past road block 7. Roadblock being cleared for ambulance to drive t SHOTLIST: 1. Zoom into farmers blocking bridge and holding large banner 2. Pan across farmers protesting 3. Various of people walking on blocked road 4. Zoom out of line of trucks stopped due to roadblocks 5. Blocked bridge 6. Protester checking back of ambulance before letting it get past road block 7. Roadblock being cleared for ambulance to drive through 8. Protesters resetting roadblock 9. Various of helicopter carrying Peruvian Prime Minister Yehude Simon arriving 10. Simon, surrounded by other officials, arriving 11. Simon greeting people as he walks through town 12. Simon entering meeting with community members 13. Simon greeting community members 14. Various of security outside where Simon is meeting with cohrough 8. Protesters resetting roadblock 9. Various of helicopter carrying Peruvian Prime Minister Yehude Simon arriving 10. Simon, surrounded by other officials, arriving 11. Simon greeting people as he walks through town 12. Simon entering meeting with community members 13. Simon greeting community members 14. Various of security outside where Simon is meeting with community STORYLINE: Peru's Prime Minister Yehude Simon met on Wednesday with farming leaders from the southeast city of Sicuani in an attempt to put an end to widespread protests led by this sector in the region. For days protestors have blocked roads in Peru's south eastern region as they make a wide range of demandsmmunity STORYLINE: Peru's Prime Minister Yehude Simon met on Wednesday with farming leaders from the southeast city of Sicuani in an attempt to put an end to widespread protests led by this sector in the region. For days protestors have blocked roads in Peru's south eastern region as they make a wide range of demands. In Sicuani, located in the region of Cusco, farmers are demanding the annulment of mining concessions, the suspension of construction of a hydroelectric plant and the cancellation of a law regarding the privatisation of water sources. Roads remained blocked on Wednesday and long lines of vehicles could be seen waiting to get through. On Tuesday a declaration in the country's official gazette announced the government's decision to authorise the use of military force to break up the protests. The latest round of unrest comes days after Peru's government reached a deal with indigenous tribes following months of tension. Indigenous protesters started blocking highways, rivers and a state oil pipeline in the Amazon beginning in early April, and violence erupted on June 5 when police broke up one road blockade. The protests eased after Congress revoked decrees that opened Amazonian tribal lands to private development. 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APTN APEX 06-24-09 2002EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: ++Colombia FARC Wednesday, 24 June 2009 STORY:++Colombia FARC- NEW Ambush by FARC rebels kills at least seven members of counterinsurgency unit LENGTH: 02:30 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: Part No Access Colombia TYPE: Spanish/Nats SOURCE: RCN/Police Handout STORY NUMBER: 610713 DATELINE: Cauca/Cali, 22/24 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:30 SHOTLIST: National Police Handout - AP Clients Only Valle del Cauca - June 22, 2009 ++AUDIO QUALITY AS INCOMING++ 1. Various shots of what police say is a Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) camp destroyed in Air Force bombing 2. Various shots of rubble and weapons on ground RCN TV - No Access Colombia Cali - June 24, 2009 3. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) General Gustavo Adolfo Ricaurte, Metropolitan Police Commander of Valle Province: "In addition to being a FARC camp, it was also an intelligence school, based on what was found in the video. As you can see there are elements of a campaign, a hierarchy and there were weapons. There was an entire infrastructure which this FARC leader used to manage all the Cali guerrillas." 4. Various shots of coffins of killed police force members being loaded onto planes 5. Relatives crying 6. Coffin being lifted onto plane 7. Officers wheeling another coffin STORYLINE: Colombian officials said on Tuesday that rebels have killed at least seven members of a police counter-insurgency unit in an ambush in the country's southwest. The regional police commander, General Gustavo Ricaurte, said that two policemen were also wounded. He said the patrol was returning on foot and in an SUV when they were attacked on Monday afternoon. Ricaurte said the patrol was engaged in combat over the weekend with a column of the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. During the fighting, Colombia's Air Force said it bombed and destroyed a FARC base. Police handout video showed what they claimed to be the FARC base. Ricuarte said the bombed camp was "an intelligence school...there are elements of a campaign, a hierarchy and there were weapons. There was an entire infrastructure which this FARC leader used to manage all the Cali guerrillas." The bodies of the killed servicemen were on Wednesday loaded onto planes and sent to their hometowns for burial. Since taking office in 2002, Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has seriously weakened the Western Hemisphere's last rebel army. FARC, however, remains lethal. According to the Defence Ministry, it has killed at least 187 soldiers and police this year. 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APTN APEX 06-24-09 2007EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: ++US Tourists Wednesday, 24 June 2009 STORY:++US Tourists- NEW French tourists "scream and pray" as police chase illegal NYC airport van LENGTH: 02:30 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 610710 DATELINE: New York, 24 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:30 SHOTLIST 1. Two of the French tourists involved in the chase, Esther-Ethy Mamane and her mother Claudine Mamane, getting out of a police car and being escorted towards media 2. Pan from press to the Mamanes at the press conference 3. SOUNDBITE (French) Claudine Mamane, French tourist " "At no time did we lose faith, and at no time did we think this would end badly. We only thought good thoughts. All of this because we called out God's name." 4. Wide of the Mamanes thanking police officers 5. Tight shot of Claudine Mamane's injured arm 6. SOUNDBITE (French) Claudine Mamane, French tourist: "We didn't have time to think because there were other people there already. We trusted them because there were already three people inside, so we were not suspicious and we climbed inside with the others. As soon as we left the chase began and that was terrible. But never did we lose faith. We prayed to God a lot, and we even chanted psalms, and it ended well, but we were very scared. At any rate it was emotional." 7. Pan from cameras to Esther-Ethy Mamane taking pictures with the police 8. Pan from street to tourism office 9. SOUNDBITE (English) John Ryan, Police Officer "They were shaken up. A couple of them were hysterical, but the were also relieved and immediately advised us there that they felt somewhat comfortable by the fact that at every time they turned around they saw the Port Authority Police right behind them." 10. Zoom out from police officers to tourism office STORYLINE: Five French tourists got a harrowing start to their New York visit after they were caught up in a police chase. As they looked for a ride at the Air France terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Tuesday morning, the visitors were lured to a van that was not licensed to provide taxi service, a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman said. Plainclothes police recognised the man who enticed the tourists, Ian McFarland, as a repeat offender previously arrested for corralling passengers into unlicensed cars. A Port Authority officer reached inside the van to try and grab the keys, but the driver, Khaalif Preacher, sped off with the tourists inside, knocking the officer to the ground, Kelly said. Port Authority police sped after the van, which snaked through residential streets and travelled about seven miles through two boroughs before it crashed through a gate at a U.S. Postal Service facility in the East New York section of Brooklyn. The tourists said they screamed and prayed during the chase. "I was scared," Paris resident Esther-Ethy Mamane, 26, said Wednesday at a news conference. Mamane and her mother, Claudine, travelled to New York to attend a religious event. She said she tried to keep the other passengers inside the van calm during the chaos. Preacher and McFarland jumped out while the van was still moving. Mamane said there was smoke and the rear doors wouldn't open from the inside, so she jumped out the front as the van rolled and ran around to open the doors. Mamane's mother tried to jump from the van, fell and the vehicle rolled over her arm. She was treated at a hospital and released. Mamane and the other passengers, a woman and her parents, were not injured. Meanwhile, police chased the two suspects on foot and arrested them. They were awaiting arraignment on Wednesday on charges of second-degree assault, second-degree assault on an officer, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and unlawful solicitation of ground transportation services, the Queens district attorney's office said. It wasn't clear whether they had attorneys. Claudine and Esther-Ethy Mamane were given a bag full of New York City goodies, including tickets to the Broadway show "Chicago," passes to the Museum of Modern Art and transit fare cards at a news conference on Wednesday. The other tourists decided not to attend. The women, who spoke little English, said they were grateful to the Port Authority officers who never let the van out of their sight, and they are looking forward to a good trip in New York. 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APTN APEX 06-24-09 2028EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: ++Bolivia Mennonites 2 Wednesday, 24 June 2009 STORY:++Bolivia Mennonites 2- NEW Investigation continues into allegations of rape LENGTH: 02:30 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: No Access Bolivia TYPE: Spanish/Nats SOURCE: UNITEL STORY NUMBER: 610680 DATELINE: Santa Cruz, 24 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:30 SHOTLIST: 1. Various shots of police escorting Mennonite men accused of sexually assaulting women in their community out of building 2. Shot through bars of accused Mennonite men seated in preliminary hearing 3. Officials in preliminary hearing 4. Accused men seated during hearing 5. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Natalia Rosa Fernandez, Judge: "(The law) provides for the preventive detention of the suspects." 6. Zoom out from hearing proceedings 7. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Name not known, Member of Mennonite Community, who is not one of the accused: "Everything is fine, thanks to the town of Cotoca and Santa Cruz that have helped us in this situation." (Reporter: "And they (the suspects) will not return to your community?") "It's better if they don't." 8. Various shots of accused Mennonite men being escorted to jail by police STORYLINE: Eight men from a Mennonite farming community in eastern Bolivia were kept in preventive custody on Wednesday on accusations they raped dozens of females at the settlement, a prosecutor said, indicating that at least one victim was allegedly an underage girl. Prosecutor Freddy Perez said that 60 women, from 11 to 47 years old, have accused the men of rape. He said the men were suspected of using a form of aerosol spray to drug the women. ATB television said the men all denied the allegations. The men went before a judge on Wednesday. Natalia Rosa Fernandez ordered them to be held in preventive custody until the investigation was complete. A member of the Mennonite community attending the hearing said it would be best if the accused men didn't return to the community. Perez said the suspects ranged in age from 18 to 41, but were mostly young. He said they were arrested on Monday and taken to the town of Cotoca in the Santa Cruz region. Investigators from the Office of the Public Prosecutor planned to go to the farm colony, near the town of Manitoba, on Thursday. Mennonites belong to a conservative Christian sect that does without most modern conveniences and limits contact with outsiders. 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APTN APEX 06-24-09 2039EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: ++Venezuela US Wednesday, 24 June 2009 STORY:++Venezuela US- NEW Venezuela and US say they will restore expelled ambassadors LENGTH: 02:30 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Spanish/Nat SOURCE: VTV/AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 610714 DATELINE: Caracas, 23/24 June 2009/FILE LENGTH: 02:30 SHOTLIST: AP Television FILE: Caracas, recent 1. Tilt down of Foreign Ministry 2. Close of sign outside Foreign Ministry VTV Caracas, 23 June 2009 ++NIGHT SHOT++ 3. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Nicolas Maduro, Venezuelan Foreign Minister: "We are taking steps to re-establish embassies as quickly as possible and the possibility of revoking the declaration of persona non grata to our ambassadors. Our ambassador, Bernardo Alvarez, in Washington and the US ambassador, Patrick Duddy, in Caracas. Effectively, we have agreed on this proposal. It will happen in the coming days. The ambassadors will resume their duties. Our Ambassador Bernardo Alvarez in Washington and the US Ambassador Patrick Duddy in Caracas." AP Television Caracas, 24 June 2009 4. Pan right of Caracas street with anti-US graffiti on walls 5. Various of anti-US graffiti and local neighbourhood STORYLINE: Venezuela and the United States have said that they were going to return ambassadors to each other's capitals. Venezuela's foreign minister said on Tuesday Venezuela and the US will return their ambassadors to each other's capitals shortly. Nicolas Maduro told VTV, the Venezuelan Government TV, that the two nations agreed to overturn the "persona non grata" status given to both ambassadors. He added that it "will happen in the coming days". A US State Department spokesman said on Wednesday that both nations were working to accomplish that goal, but it was unclear when it would happen or who would be sent. In September, President Hugo Chavez expelled Washington's ambassador to Venezuela and recalled his envoy to Washington in support of Bolivian President Evo Morales. Morales had expelled the top US envoy on accusations of inciting violence - charges Washington denied. 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 06-24-09 2040EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM -------------------
APTN 0330 PRIME NEWS - EUROPE
AP-APTN-0330: Iran Security 2 Thursday, 25 June 2009 STORY:Iran Security 2- WRAP State TV reports arrest of people holding British passports LENGTH: 01:53 FIRST RUN: 1930 RESTRICTIONS: No Iran/BBC Persian TV Service/VOA Persian TV TYPE: Farsi/English/Nat SOURCE: IRINN/PRESS TV STORY NUMBER: 610704 DATELINE: Tehran, 24 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:53 ++IRINN - NO ACCESS IRAN++ ++PRESS TV - NO ACCESS IRAN++ ++NO ACCESS BBC PERSIAN TV SERVICE/NO ACCESS VOA PERSIAN TV++ ++AP Television is adhering to Iranian law that stipulates all media are banned from providing BBC Persian or VOA Persian any coverage from Iran, and under this law if any media violate this ban the Iranian authorities can immediately shut down that organisation in Tehran.++ SHOTLIST (FIRST RUN 1830 NORTH AMERICA PRIME NEWS - 24 JUNE 2009) IRNN - NO ACCESS IRAN; BBC PERSIAN TV SERVICE/NO ACCESS VOA PERSIAN TV 1. IRINN newsreader reporting 2. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Ali Fazli, commander of Tehran's Seyed-al-Shohada Corp of Revolutionary Guards: "The masterminds of this sedition (post-election unrest) who were captured in team-houses and documents discovered, shows their link with beyond the borders and their Western, European and Zionist backers." 3. Wide of Fazli at news conference 4. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Ali Fazli, commander of Tehran's Seyed-al-Shohada Corp of Revolutionary Guards: "Except very rare cases, nowhere in the city (Tehran), which is closely monitored and controlled by hawk-eyed dear children of the ready nation (Iranian National Guards Corps), have we had any particular incident (over past days)." 5. IRINN newsreader 6. Mid of Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei, Iranian Intelligence Minister surrounded by media overlaid with UPSOUND: (Farsi) Newsreader: "The Intelligence Minister announced that in recent unrest, persons with British passports have been detained. He referred to meddling of some alien countries and said one of the countries who strongly propagated in its media against the Islamic Republic of Iran, and some of its agents have been involved in Iran's tension, is England." ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1930 ASIA PACIFIC PRIME NEWS - 24 JUNE 2009) PRESS TV - NO ACCESS IRAN; BBC PERSIAN TV SERVICE/NO ACCESS VOA PERSIAN TV 7. Press TV newsreader saying (English) "A number of people gathered in front of Iran's parliament to protest the results of the election have been dispersed by security forces. Some 200 protesters gathered in small groups at a nearby subway station in Baharestan Square. Another group of about 50 people converged on another square to the north of that neighbourhood. The gathering was planned in advance and a heavy presence of police prevented violence in the area. Traffic was light and the police controlled all the routes to and from the area surrounding the parliament." 8. People on the street 9. People walking on the street 10. Wide of people walking in road 11. Police on the street, small group of people 12. Pan over street scene 13. Traffic, people, on street 14. People walking STORYLINE: An Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander said on Wednesday that his forces had arrested the "masterminds" of what he called "this sedition" - unrest which has followed the disputed presidential election. Speaking on state broadcaster IRINN, Ali Fazli, commander of Tehran's Seyed-al-Shohada Corp of Revolutionary Guards, said the arrests had been made in "team houses" and "documents that show their connection with European countries as well as Israel" had been discovered. The elite Revolutionary Guards have issued a warning that it will mount a "revolutionary confrontation" against any further protest. "Except very rare cases, nowhere in the city (Tehran), which is closely monitored and controlled by hawk-eyed dear children of the ready nation (Iranian National Guards Corps), have we had any particular incident (over past days)." Fazli said. IRINN also quoted Iranian Intelligence Minister Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei as saying that Iran had captured some of the people involved in Iranian clashes who held British passports. He also blamed England for issuing propaganda against Iran. Meanwhile, state run Press TV said some 200 people had gathered in front of Iran's parliament to protest against the results of the election, but had been dispersed by police. "The gathering was planned in advance and a heavy presence of police prevented violence in the area," Press TV said. "Traffic was light and police controlled all the routes to and from the area surrounding the parliament." 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APTN APEX 06-24-09 2335EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0330: US Syria Iran Thursday, 25 June 2009 STORY:US Syria Iran- REPLAY President's spox says ambassador to be sent to Syria, Iranian invites rescinded LENGTH: 01:51 FIRST RUN: 2130 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nats SOURCE: POOL STORY NUMBER: 610709 DATELINE: Washington DC, 24 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:51 SHOTLIST: 1. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs walking in to news conference 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Robert Gibbs, White House spokesman: "We have had a series of meetings with administration officials and Syrian leadership. I think this strongly reflects the administration's recognition of the role Syria plays, and the hope of the role that the Syrian government can play constructively to promote peace and stability in the region. And it continues the president's call to be more fully engaged in the region." 3. Wide of Gibbs at lectern 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Robert Gibbs, White House spokesman: "Many weeks ago, the administration extended an invitation to celebrate the freedom that this country enjoys. Not surprisingly, based on what we see going on in Tehran, nobody has RSVP'd." (Reporter: "So that's what it is.") SOUNDBITE: (English) Robert Gibbs, White House spokesman: "Well, no. Let me finish. Understand what - and you all do - July Fourth allows us to celebrate the freedom and the liberty we enjoy. Freedom of speech. Freedom of religion. Freedom to assemble peacefully. Freedom of the press. So I don't think it's surprising that nobody's signed up to come. Given the events of the past many days, those invitations will no longer be extended." 5. Wide of briefing 6. Gibbs leaves STORYLINE: US President Barack Obama plans to return an ambassador to Syria, filling a post that has been vacant for four years and marking an acceleration of Washington's engagement with the Arab world, the White House said on Wednesday. Presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs said Obama's decision was aimed at fulfilling his promise to show more US engagement in the Arab world and not a response to any explicit policy change on Syria's part. He cited a series of meetings between Syrian and US officials since Obama took office. "This strongly reflects the administration's recognition of the role Syria plays, and the hope of the role that the Syrian government can play constructively, to promote peace and stability in the region," Gibbs said. The move reinforces Obama's determination, outlined in his Cairo speech earlier this month, to deepen America's role in the Middle East as he seeks to broker peace among Israel and its Arab neighbours and improve US relations in the region. A senior administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity before the announcement was made said: "The president believes that diplomatic engagement helps serve our interests, and that the current policy didn't make sense." Syria also remains key to establishing peace with Israel, which still occupies the strategic Golan Heights, captured from Damascus in the 1967 war. Syria held indirect talks with Israel last year, mediated by Turkey. But the discussions were halted during the Israeli offensive on Gaza in December and January. Syria has since said it was ready to resume indirect talks with Israel's new hard-line government as long as they focus on a complete Israeli withdrawal from the Golan. The US withdrew its ambassador to Syria in 2005 to protest against Syrian actions in neighbouring Lebanon. Washington has criticised Syria and Iran for supporting Islamic militant groups such as the Palestinian Hamas in Gaza and Lebanon's Hezbollah. The US also has accused Syria of not doing enough to stop the infiltration of militants to fight US and allied forces in neighbouring Iraq. The move towards closer relations with Syria comes as the country's close ally Iran is in tumult over the June 12 presidential election which returned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to power. His challenger, Mir Hossein Mousavi, says the vote was rigged and his supporters have mounted massive demonstrations. At least 17 were killed by security forces. On Tuesday Gibbs said that an offer for Iranian envoys to attend US embassy Fourth of July parties has been rescinded "given the events of the past many days." The invitation was part of a US outreach to Iran, but so far no Iranian officials had accepted, according to the State Department. Obama has offered to open talks with Iran's leaders to ease a nearly 30-year diplomatic estrangement. But he sharpened his rhetoric Tuesday, saying he was "appalled and outraged" by Tehran's heavy hand against protesters. 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APTN APEX 06-24-09 2336EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0330: US Tourists Thursday, 25 June 2009 STORY:US Tourists- REPLAY French tourists "scream and pray" as police chase illegal NYC airport van LENGTH: 02:10 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: French/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 610710 DATELINE: New York, 24 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:10 SHOTLIST 1. Two of the French tourists involved in the chase, Esther-Ethy Mamane and her mother Claudine Mamane, getting out of a police car and being escorted towards media 2. Pan from press to the Mamanes at the press conference 3. SOUNDBITE (French) Claudine Mamane, French tourist " "At no time did we lose faith, and at no time did we think this would end badly. We only thought good thoughts. All of this because we called out God's name." 4. Wide of the Mamanes thanking police officers 5. Tight shot of Claudine Mamane's injured arm 6. SOUNDBITE (French) Claudine Mamane, French tourist: "We didn't have time to think because there were other people there already. We trusted them because there were already three people inside, so we were not suspicious and we climbed inside with the others. As soon as we left the chase began and that was terrible. But never did we lose faith. We prayed to God a lot, and we even chanted psalms, and it ended well, but we were very scared. At any rate it was emotional." 7. Pan from cameras to Esther-Ethy Mamane taking pictures with the police 8. Pan from street to tourism office 9. SOUNDBITE (English) John Ryan, Police Officer "They were shaken up. A couple of them were hysterical, but the were also relieved and immediately advised us there that they felt somewhat comfortable by the fact that at every time they turned around they saw the Port Authority Police right behind them." 10. Zoom out from police officers to tourism office STORYLINE: Five French tourists got a harrowing start to their New York visit after they were caught up in a police chase. As they looked for a ride at the Air France terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Tuesday morning, the visitors were lured to a van that was not licensed to provide taxi service, a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman said. Plainclothes police recognised the man who enticed the tourists, Ian McFarland, as a repeat offender previously arrested for corralling passengers into unlicensed cars. A Port Authority officer reached inside the van to try and grab the keys, but the driver, Khaalif Preacher, sped off with the tourists inside, knocking the officer to the ground, Kelly said. Port Authority police sped after the van, which snaked through residential streets and travelled about seven miles through two boroughs before it crashed through a gate at a U.S. Postal Service facility in the East New York section of Brooklyn. The tourists said they screamed and prayed during the chase. "I was scared," Paris resident Esther-Ethy Mamane, 26, said Wednesday at a news conference. Mamane and her mother, Claudine, travelled to New York to attend a religious event. She said she tried to keep the other passengers inside the van calm during the chaos. Preacher and McFarland jumped out while the van was still moving. Mamane said there was smoke and the rear doors wouldn't open from the inside, so she jumped out the front as the van rolled and ran around to open the doors. Mamane's mother tried to jump from the van, fell and the vehicle rolled over her arm. She was treated at a hospital and released. Mamane and the other passengers, a woman and her parents, were not injured. Meanwhile, police chased the two suspects on foot and arrested them. They were awaiting arraignment on Wednesday on charges of second-degree assault, second-degree assault on an officer, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and unlawful solicitation of ground transportation services, the Queens district attorney's office said. It wasn't clear whether they had attorneys. Claudine and Esther-Ethy Mamane were given a bag full of New York City goodies, including tickets to the Broadway show "Chicago," passes to the Museum of Modern Art and transit fare cards at a news conference on Wednesday. The other tourists decided not to attend. The women, who spoke little English, said they were grateful to the Port Authority officers who never let the van out of their sight, and they are looking forward to a good trip in New York. 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APTN APEX 06-24-09 2336EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0330: US UN Economy Thursday, 25 June 2009 STORY:US UN Economy- REPLAY UN Sec Gen Ban Ki-moon at opening of world economy summit LENGTH: 01:27 FIRST RUN: 1930 RESTRICTIONS: AP CLIENTS ONLY TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: UNTV STORY NUMBER: 610683 DATELINE: New York, 24 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:27 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of General Assembly room 2. Podium 3. Pan of representatives 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General: "Yes, some see financial stabilisation and growth in some countries, but I want to say this loud and clear: these are merely signs. For a large number of countries there are no green shoots of recovery. There are only fallow fields. The real impact of the crisis could stretch for years." 5. Pan of representatives 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General: "The current crisis cannot be an excuse to abandon pledges. Here is an example, by some estimates annual aid to Africa is at least 20 (b) billion dollars below the promises made in Gleneagles in 2005. Surely, if the world can mobilise more than 18 (t) trillion dollars to keep the financial sector afloat, it can find more than 18 (b) billion dollars to keep commitments to Africa." 7. Pan from representatives to podium STORYLINE: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned at a U.N. financial summit on Wednesday that the impact of the global economic crisis could last for years with (m) millions more families pushed into poverty, and he urged rich nations to mobilise the money to help hard-hit developing countries. At the opening of the three-day conference, the U.N. chief said the global economic meltdown cannot be an excuse for leaders of the major economies to abandon pledges to help the poor. "Surely, if the world can mobilise more than 18 trillion dollars to keep the financial sector afloat, it can find more than 18 billion to keep commitments to Africa," Ban said. He said the world is still struggling to overcome the worst financial and economic crisis since the U.N. was founded over 60 years ago. "For a large number of countries there are no 'green shoots' of recovery. There are only fallow fields. The real impact of the crisis could stretch for years." General Assembly President Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann, a leftist Nicaraguan priest and former foreign minister, announced on Tuesday that rich and poor nations had reached tentative agreement on a blueprint for a global response to the economic crisis that would make the United Nations a player in promoting recovery, especially in poor countries. The 142 U.N. member states participating in the summit - including a number of world leaders and several dozen ministers - must approve the text and it could still be changed. While the document would not be legally binding if it is approved, it would put on record the view that a solution to the crisis cannot be left just to the Group of Eight major industrialised nations or the Group of 20 key countries that account for over 80 percent of the global economy. It must include the views of all 192 U.N. member states, especially developing countries which have been impacted more severely than the richer developed countries that are mainly to blame for the crisis. It calls for the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other lending institutions to be flexible in imposing conditions on developing countries so that they can take action to deal with the economic crisis, including adopting stimulus packages. The draft also calls for measures to avoid a new debt crisis and new approaches to restructuring debt. It calls on the General Assembly to establish a working group to follow-up on the issues in the document and report to its next session, which starts in September. 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 06-24-09 2341EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0330: Venezuela Summit Thursday, 25 June 2009 STORY:Venezuela Summit- REPLAY Opening of summit of ALBA trade bloc, Chavez announces new members LENGTH: 02:20 FIRST RUN: 0130 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Spanish/Nats SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/VTV STORY NUMBER: 610677 DATELINE: Maracay, 24 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:20 SHOTLIST: AP Television 1. Various shots of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez arriving with other leaders from the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) group 2. Pan of presidents attending summit 3. Mid shot of Chavez, Cuban Vice President Machado Ventura, and other officials listening to Ecuador President Rafael Correa speaking 4. Close shot of Chavez VTV 5. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan President: "This is the central motive of this summit. We will discuss other topics but the central motive, we know. I want to underline the political, ethical and historical importance of the incorporation of the Republic of Ecuador." AP Television 6. Back shot of Correa signing accord to include Ecuador as member of ALBA 7. Wide of summit as Correa speaks VTV 8. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Rafael Correa, Ecuador President (++part overlaid by shots of summit++): "We support the consolidation of the Andean economic community and Mercosur and we support the construction of Unasur, or build-up of Unasur, and a flowering nation of American states and of the Caribbean. We ask to be incorporated to ALBA in a display of political consequence of political empathy and solidarity with our fellow countries." AP Television 9. Various shots of representatives of Dominica attending summit VTV 10. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan President: "They (the opposition) have snipers, and behind them is the CIA and the imperial hand. European countries, and the United States. In my opinion, this is what is happening in Iran. Ahmadinejad won, fully within the law. We're completely sure of that. We know the Iranian reality. They are hitting the revolution hard." AP Television 11. Various shots of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, and his wife, seated during summit 12. Dominica officials seated during summit 13. Close shot of Bolivian President Evo Morales signing documents STORYLINE: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday ushered three new countries into a bloc of leftist-led allies during a summit in Maracay. The Bolivarian Alternative bloc grew to nine countries with new members Ecuador, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Antigua and Barbuda. Other members include Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Dominica, Honduras and Nicaragua. Chavez promoted the group as a socialist integration effort and an alternative to US-proposed free trade pacts. The group's acronym in Spanish, ALBA, means "dawn." Chavez told leaders at the summit that the effort is aimed at a battle for the "independence of our America." Leaders attending the talks included Ecuador's Rafael Correa, Bolivia's Evo Morales and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua. Correa said Ecuador had asked to be included in ALBA "in a display of political consequence of political empathy and solidarity with our fellow countries." He added that Ecuador would continue to support the Andean Community of Nations (CAN), the Mercosur trade pact, the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) and a new organisation of Latin American states and the Caribbean. Chavez said that the addition of Ecuador was of "political" and "ethical" importance to the alliance. ALBA was created in 2004, driven by Venezuela as a response to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), promoted by the United States. Chavez has fervently opposed the NAFTA initiative, indicating that it only benefits the US and other industrialised countries at the cost of Latin American nations. At the summit, Chavez also spoke about the political standoff in Iran over its contested June 12 election. Chavez affirmed his support for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, with whom he enjoys warm relations. "Ahmadinejad won, fully within the law. We're completely sure of that. We know the Iranian reality. They are hitting the revolution hard," he said. 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APTN APEX 06-24-09 2343EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0330: Bolivia Mennonites 2 Thursday, 25 June 2009 STORY:Bolivia Mennonites 2- REPLAY Investigation continues into allegations of rape LENGTH: 00:45 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: No Access Bolivia TYPE: Spanish/Nats SOURCE: UNITEL STORY NUMBER: 610680 DATELINE: Santa Cruz, 24 June 2009 LENGTH: 00:45 SHOTLIST: 1. Various shots of police escorting Mennonite men accused of sexually assaulting women in their community out of building 2. Shot through bars of accused Mennonite men seated in preliminary hearing 3. Officials in preliminary hearing 4. Accused men seated during hearing 5. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Natalia Rosa Fernandez, Judge: "(The law) provides for the preventive detention of the suspects." 6. Zoom out from hearing proceedings 7. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Name not known, Member of Mennonite Community, who is not one of the accused: "Everything is fine, thanks to the town of Cotoca and Santa Cruz that have helped us in this situation." (Reporter: "And they (the suspects) will not return to your community?") "It's better if they don't." 8. Various shots of accused Mennonite men being escorted to jail by police STORYLINE: Eight men from a Mennonite farming community in eastern Bolivia were kept in preventive custody on Wednesday on accusations they raped dozens of females at the settlement, a prosecutor said, indicating that at least one victim was allegedly an underage girl. Prosecutor Freddy Perez said that 60 women, from 11 to 47 years old, have accused the men of rape. He said the men were suspected of using a form of aerosol spray to drug the women. ATB television said the men all denied the allegations. The men went before a judge on Wednesday. Natalia Rosa Fernandez ordered them to be held in preventive custody until the investigation was complete. A member of the Mennonite community attending the hearing said it would be best if the accused men didn't return to the community. Perez said the suspects ranged in age from 18 to 41, but were mostly young. He said they were arrested on Monday and taken to the town of Cotoca in the Santa Cruz region. Investigators from the Office of the Public Prosecutor planned to go to the farm colony, near the town of Manitoba, on Thursday. Mennonites belong to a conservative Christian sect that does without most modern conveniences and limits contact with outsiders. 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APTN APEX 06-24-09 2343EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0330: Venezuela US Thursday, 25 June 2009 STORY:Venezuela US- REPLAY Venezuela and US say they will restore expelled ambassadors LENGTH: 01:45 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Spanish/Nat SOURCE: VTV/AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 610714 DATELINE: Caracas, 23/24 June 2009/FILE LENGTH: 01:45 SHOTLIST: AP Television FILE: Caracas, recent 1. Tilt down of Foreign Ministry 2. Close of sign outside Foreign Ministry VTV Caracas, 23 June 2009 ++NIGHT SHOT++ 3. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Nicolas Maduro, Venezuelan Foreign Minister: "We are taking steps to re-establish embassies as quickly as possible and the possibility of revoking the declaration of persona non grata to our ambassadors. Our ambassador, Bernardo Alvarez, in Washington and the US ambassador, Patrick Duddy, in Caracas. Effectively, we have agreed on this proposal. It will happen in the coming days. The ambassadors will resume their duties. Our Ambassador Bernardo Alvarez in Washington and the US Ambassador Patrick Duddy in Caracas." AP Television Caracas, 24 June 2009 4. Pan right of Caracas street with anti-US graffiti on walls 5. Various of anti-US graffiti and local neighbourhood STORYLINE: Venezuela and the United States have said that they were going to return ambassadors to each other's capitals. Venezuela's foreign minister said on Tuesday Venezuela and the US will return their ambassadors to each other's capitals shortly. Nicolas Maduro told VTV, the Venezuelan Government TV, that the two nations agreed to overturn the "persona non grata" status given to both ambassadors. He added that it "will happen in the coming days". A US State Department spokesman said on Wednesday that both nations were working to accomplish that goal, but it was unclear when it would happen or who would be sent. In September, President Hugo Chavez expelled Washington's ambassador to Venezuela and recalled his envoy to Washington in support of Bolivian President Evo Morales. Morales had expelled the top US envoy on accusations of inciting violence - charges Washington denied. 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 06-24-09 2344EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0330: Mexico Chile Thursday, 25 June 2009 STORY:Mexico Chile- REPLAY Chile President Bachelet arrives for two day visit LENGTH: 01:07 FIRST RUN: 0130 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 610679 DATELINE: Mexico City, 24 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:07 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of Chilean plane on tarmac 2. Plane taxiing 3. Close of plane 4. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet greeting Chile's ambassador to Mexico German Guerrero on top of stairs outside plane 5. Chilean military officials waiting on tarmac 6. Bachelet walking down stairs 7. Wide of Bachelet walking down stairs, people waiting on tarmac 8. Cutaway of Mexican and Chilean flags 9. Bachelet walking towards airport terminal with Mexican and Chilean delegations 10. Pan of Bachelet waving hand, passing by 11. Wide of Bachelet entering terminal 12. Wide of motorcade leaving airport STORYLINE: Chilean President Michelle Bachelet arrived in Mexico City on Wednesday where she was welcomed by Chilean ambassador to Mexico German Guerrero. Bachelet who arrived from Washington will spend two days in Mexico before returning to Chile. On Thursday she will meet Mexican President Felipe Calderon in the morning. Before the meeting, she is expected to have a meeting with Mexican businessmen. 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APTN APEX 06-24-09 2345EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0330: ++China Tibet Justice Thursday, 25 June 2009 STORY:++China Tibet Justice- NEW Beijing-based lawyer tried to represent several Tibetan defendants in Lhasa LENGTH: 03:52 FIRST RUN: 0330 RESTRICTIONS: Part No China TYPE: Mand/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/CCTV/STATE COUNCIL HANDOUT STORY NUMBER: 610658 DATELINE: Lhasa/Beijing - Recent/File LENGTH: 03:52 SHOTLIST: AP Television - AP Clients Only Lhasa - 21 June, 2009 1. Various of woman spinning Tibetan prayer wheels 2. More of pilgrims walking, spinning prayer wheels 3. Close up of pilgrims spinning prayer wheels, tilt up of prayer wheels 4. Various of people walking AP Television - AP Clients Only Beijing - 22 June, 2009 5. Set up shot of Tsering Woeser, Tibetan writer 6. Cutaway of Dalai Lama's picture 7. SOUNDBITE: (Mandarin) Tsering Woeser, Tibetan writer: "There are various reasons why last year riots took place, the frustrations are based on political, religious, economic and social grounds. The Chinese government does not want to address these problems, and they reduce it to the Dalai Lama, and separatists groups. This is a way of avoiding their responsibilities." State Council handout - AP Clients Only FILE: Lhasa - 14 March, 2008 8. Wide of protesters including monks, woman throws book from the right 9. Wide of protesters, with fire burning 10. Mid of fire burning, with protesters throwing objects on to the fire, tilt down to people carrying mattresses out of building AP Television - AP Clients Only Lhasa - 20 June, 2009 11. Wide of news conference 12. SOUNDBITE: (Mandarin) Gong Bao Zhai Xi, Secretary General of the Tibetan Autonomous Region government: "Altogether 84 people who participated in the riots have been punished by law, among them, some of them have been sentenced to death. People who killed others were punished by law, this is the usual practice in international society, and it is also a part of China's tradition." CCTV - No Access China Lhasa - 27 April 2008 13. Mid of defendants walking into courtroom in yellow vests flanked by police 14. Judge reading out sentence 15. Various of court officials 16. Zoom out from defendants 17. Wide of police and courthouse AP Television - AP Clients Only Beijing - June 23, 2009 18. Set up shot of lawyer for some Tibetan families after the riots, Zhang Tianyong 19. SOUNDBITE: (Mandarin) Zhang Tianyong, lawyer for some Tibetan families following the riots: "Many Tibetans and their families do not want to hire lawyers for their defence, they want to choose their own lawyers, but this is not possible. The court is appointing lawyers for them. In China, especially with this type of sensitive case, and accusations, I have serious doubts that a state appointed lawyer could make a fair defence." AP Television - AP Clients Only Lhasa - June 19, 2009 20. Wide of Tibetan Autonomous Region High Court 21. Mid of Chinese flag fluttering over court house AP Television - AP Clients Only Beijing - June 23, 2009 22. SOUNDBITE: (Mandarin) Zhang Tianyong, lawyer for some Tibetan families following the riots: "Not only foreign media, the Chinese media is also barred from the reality of the situation, the lawyers are also denied access to the truth. Up to this moment, I think that me included; no one knows the truth of the process that took place. This is very sad." AP Television - AP Clients Only Lhasa - June 21, 2009 23. Wide or people praying in front of Jokhang Temple 24. Woman praying at the temple 25. Wide of square at sunrise 26. Wide of the sky during sunrise, with silhouette of carvings STORYLINE: Sixteen months after riots in Tibet prompted a harsh Chinese crackdown, a Beijing-based lawyer has tried unsuccessfully to represent several Tibetan defendants in Lhasa, who were arrested for their alleged part in the violence. The authorities say 84 people have been tried and sentenced, but hundreds remain to be dealt with. Foreign journalists have been given a carefully choreographed tour of the Tibetan capital in an attempt by the authorities to show that the troubled region has returned to normal. Outside the Potala Palace, camera-clicking tourists framed themselves alongside pilgrims who are drawn to centre of Tibetan Buddhism. Reporters were taken around schools, to meet a Tibetan family, and to a monastery at the heart of last year's protests. Last year's violence, which started in Lhasa and then spread across western China, shook Chinese leaders, coming just months before the Beijing Olympics and after years in which the government invested (b) billions of US dollars into the poor region to spur development. In response, Beijing poured troops into Tibetan areas, kept foreign media and tourists out, purged Buddhist monasteries - which have been at the centre of anti-government sentiment - and intensified a vilification campaign against the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, accusing him of instigating the unrest. In Beijing, Tibetan writer and blogger, Tsering Woeser said the riots were caused by economic, social and political reasons. She said blaming the Dalai Lama for the riots is too simplistic. Woeser's books and her blog are unauthorised in China, but she has published books in Taiwan and other countries, and her followers can be now found around the world. "There are various reasons why last year riots took place, the frustrations are based on political, religious, economic and social grounds. The Chinese government does not want to address these problems, and they reduce it to the Dalai Lama, and separatists groups. This is a way of avoiding their responsibilities," said Woeser. Last year's riots were the most sustained demonstrations by Tibetans against Chinese rule in decades and an embarrassing blow to Chinese rule over the troubled region. Video provided by the State Council showed what appeared to be protesters and monks looting and burning in the capital, Lhasa. Several monks were also filmed participating in the demonstrations. The Tibetan government-in-exile said 220 Tibetans died and nearly seven-thousand were detained. The Chinese government said 22 people died in the anti-government protests in Lhasa, while Tibetan exiles claim the violence plus a harsh crackdown afterward left nearly 140 people dead. Speaking in Lhasa last week, Gong Bao Zhai Xi, Secretary General of the Tibetan Autonomous Region government said 84 people that participated in the riots have been punished, and some given the death penalty. Gong said, "Altogether 84 people who participated in the riots have been punished by law, among them, some of them have been sentenced to death. People who killed others were punished by law, this is the usual practice in international society, and it is also a part of China's tradition." Last year, Chinese state television, CCTV showed the protesters in Lhasa being sentenced for their alleged part in the uprising. Arrests and detentions across Tibetan areas were widespread. Though 80 have been sentenced in quick trials, hundreds remain jailed awaiting trial. The harsh security and invective have served to further alienate many Tibetans and aggravate tensions, according to some Tibetans and Tibet support groups. The government has never given a complete accounting and details of punishments continue to trickle out. One Beijing-based lawyer, Zhang Tianyong tried to represent several Tibetan defendants in Lhasa, but he said it was not possible to defend their cases. "Many Tibetans and their families do not want to hire lawyers for their defence, they want to choose their own lawyers, but this is not possible. The court is appointing lawyers for them. In China, especially with this type of sensitive case, and accusations, I have serious doubts that a state appointed lawyer could make a fair defence," he said. The Chinese flag flutters outside Lhasa's high court, where many of those involved with the uprising in Tibet were sentenced. But Zhang said that although the verdict of the trial in Lhasa was aired on state television, the questions about many cases in other Tibetan areas remain unanswered. He said he has travelled to various Tibetan areas to meet with families of those involved, but is still trying to investigate what really happened last March. The judicial system and the media have both been denied access to the truth, said Zhang. "Not only foreign media, the Chinese media is also barred from the reality of the situation, the lawyers are also denied access to the truth. Up to this moment, I think that me included; no one knows the truth of the process that took place. This is very sad," he said. Last March, the Dalai Lama condemned China's "brutal crackdown" following last year's protests and its harsh rule over the decades, which he said has turned Tibet into a "hell on earth." China claims Tibet as part of its territory, but many Tibetans have chafed under China's rule, which they say deprives them of religious freedom and autonomy. Beijing also blames the Dalai Lama, who is beloved by the Tibetan people, for advancing an agenda for independence and fomenting the anti-government protests in Lhasa. 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 06-24-09 2347EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0330: ++Iraq Blast Thursday, 25 June 2009 STORY:++Iraq Blast- NEW Aftermath of bomb blast in Shiite market that killed 69, wounded more than 100 LENGTH: 01:38 FIRST RUN: 0330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 610717 DATELINE: Baghdad, 25 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:38 SHOTLIST 1. Various shots of onlookers gathered in area where the blast occurred with damaged and burnt out stalls and small shops at an outdoor market 2. Onlookers by damaged motorcycle 3. Various of people around damaged pushcart 4. Man holding up child's trousers 5. Various of slippers and rubble on ground 6. Various of men securing coffin on top of minibus 7. Wide of women in street 8. Various shots of minibuses with coffins on roofs driving toward cemetery, mourners shouting (in Arabic) "There is no God but Allah" 9. Car with coffin on top driving towards cemetery STORYLINE: People inspected damage and buried some of the dead on Thursday after a bomb hidden in a cart of vegetables ripped through a crowded market in Baghdad's main Shiite district a day earlier, killing at least 69 people, Iraqi officials said. Wednesday's blast wounded more than 100 others and came less than a week before a deadline for US combat troops to leave Iraq's urban areas. The blast appeared to be timed to maximise casualties by striking shoppers buying food for their evening meal. The explosives were loaded on a motorised pushcart and shrapnel was blown more than 600 yards away, a police officer said. The explosion also set some shops ablaze in the market. US and Iraqi officials have warned that violence would likely increase before the June 30 deadline for most American troops to pull back from urban areas - the first stage of a full withdrawal by the end of 2011. A series of blasts this week have killed more than 160 people. A US military spokesman said earlier on Wednesday that the high-profile bombings were an effort to rekindle sectarian violence that pushed the country to the brink of civil war. The explosion in Sadr City, the deadliest to strike the sprawling slum in more than two years, came just days after the US military handed over to Iraqis its main base on the edge of the former Shiite militia stronghold. The strategic district was used by Shiite militants to launch rockets onto the Green Zone during the last major fighting in the city in 2008. Another bomb exploded later on Wednesday in the mainly Shiite neighbourhood of Jihad, killing at least one civilian and wounding 10 others, most of them young men who had been enjoying themselves at a nearby billiards hall. Four days earlier, a truck bombing killed 82 people in a mainly Shiite town near the northern city of Kirkuk, which was the deadliest bombing so far this year. 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HOUSE FLOOR DEBATE The House meets at 10:30 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. Unlimited ?one minutes? Suspensions (10 Bills): 1) H.R. 2711 - FBI Families of Fallen Heroes Act (Rep. Rogers (MI) / Oversight and Government Reform) 2) H.Res. 1172 - Recognizing the life and achievements of Will Keith Kellogg (Rep. Schauer / Oversight and Government Reform) 3) H.Res. 1189 - Commending Lance Mackey on winning a record 4th straight Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (Rep. Young (AK) / Oversight and Government Reform) 4) H.Res. 1316 - Celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (Rep. Honda / Oversight and Government Reform) 5) H.Res. 1385 - Recognizing and honoring the courage and sacrifice of the members of the Armed Forces and veterans (Rep. Skelton / Armed Services) 6) H.Res. 1353 - Supporting the goals and ideals of Student Financial Aid Awareness Month (Rep. Bishop (NY) / Education and Labor) 7) H.Res. 1169 - Honoring the 125th anniversary of Rollins College (Rep. Grayson / Education and Labor) 8) H.Res. 1161 - Honoring the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette University (Rep. Moore (WI) / Education and Labor) 9) H.Res. 1372 - Honoring the University of Georgia Graduate School (Rep. Broun / Education and Labor) // 10) H.Res. 407 - Expressing support for designation of May as "National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month" (Rep. Castor / Energy and Commerce) Postponed Suspensions Votes (5 Bills): 1) H.Res. 1258 - Expressing support for designation of May 2010 as Mental Health Month (Rep. Napolitano / Energy and Commerce) 2) H.Res. 1382 - Expressing sympathy to the families of those killed by North Korea in the sinking of the Republic of Korea Ship Cheonan, and solidarity with the Republic of Korea in the aftermath of this tragic incident (Del. Faleomavaega / Foreign Affairs) 3) H.Res. 584 - Recognizing the importance of manufactured and modular housing in the United States (Rep. Donnelly / Financial Services) 4) H.R. 3885 - Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act (Rep. Brown (SC) / Veterans' Affairs) 5) H.R. 5145 - Assuring Quality Care for Veterans Act (Rep. McNerney / Veterans' Affairs) 21:00:00them against americans. and when americans are victims of this, we need to ask this question, what happens in the mind of that al qaeda terrorist that's sitting in that mud hult making that bomb, watching al-jazeera tv and sees the 21:00:18speaker speak up and oppose the war in iraq and afghanistan? what happens when there is a debate on the floor that goes on over and over and over again and the left win, radicals in this congress, the progressives, say 21:00:36we should pull out of those countries without any hesitation and do the best we can to keep from getting shot in the back? do you think, mr. speaker, and this is a rhetorical question, do you think that terrorist is likely to plant more bombs or 21:00:53less, detonate more bombs or less, are there more americans lost or fewer because the enemy has been encouraged by 44 votes on the floor of the house of representatives in 2007 and 2008 in that congress? 21:01:09. that's what's happened here, mr. speaker. this country was going to move forward. and even though the president of the united states now, our commander in chief, in the 21:01:27spring of 2008 took the position that he wanted to pull the troops out of iraq immediately, without any hesitation, just simply try to keep from being shot in the back on the way out of iraq, that was his position and i argued that if that was 21:01:44his position, then if he's elected president, the enemy will be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on september 11 in 2001. now, we don't know if that turned out to be a true prediction because now president obama, then candidate and 21:01:59senator obama, changed his position. from the spring of 2008 until election day in novene of 2008 he walked a -- november of 2008 he walked a line of changing his position for being for immediate withdrawal to being for a slower withdrawal from iraq. 21:02:18and what we've seen also happen is, now president obama has adopted the exact position in iraq that president bush negotiated. it's called the status of forces agreement, mr. speaker. 21:02:32the sofa agreement. that was negotiated by the bush administration and it was with the iraqis and it was signed on november 17, 2008, by ambassador to iraq ryan crocker. and just a very impressive 21:02:47public servant who never received his due respect for the job that he did for all of us in that country, for the time that he was there. ryan crocker. i want to say a few more things about ryan crocker. i've met with him very late in the night, i've sat there in 21:03:04those hot and uncomfortable places in iraq, with top officers, with admiral mullen, for example, ryan crocker, general petraeus, a number of other very top leaders in our military and our state department personnel. 21:03:18ryan crocker understands the middle east, ryan crocker served well there. he was as instrumental in the negotiations and the status of forces agreement, he was the one who put his hands to that agreement in 2008 and today the letter of the status of forces agreement is being followed by 21:03:36president obama. good for him. i appreciate that. i support it. it's something i called for. if it were president bush doing that, i would be for that. i just don't think the american people see it the same way because he's not as proud of 21:03:50that decision as perhaps he would be of a different posture that we have in that part of the country. so, mr. speaker, we have a number of interests in america. our national security interests are paramount. those are constitutional. the responsibility of the 21:04:06president of the united states and the federal government is to defend us, to defend our shores, to defend the american people. 21:04:13and our military and our troops and those people that put on uniforms day after day after day are the ones that deserve our gratitude and our respect -- respect. and we need to do them just duty here on the floor of the house and not back up from those 21:04:29responsibilities just to provide them with the resources that they need. and that means a consistent message from the commander in chief on down and a strategy that we believe that we can win and it means to say to the left wing radicals in the united 21:04:44states of america, don't tell me you're for the troops and tell me you're also against their mission. you have to pour the -- support the troops and their mission. and what's interesting is that when george bush was the commander in chief, you said you supported the troops but not their mission. 21:05:01now that barack obama is the commander in chief, you don't really answer to that at all. except for the most part you left wing radicals -- part, you left wing radicals, you say you support the troops to a level of pandering to the mission of patriotism, but you don't 21:05:16support their mission. we cannot, mr. speaker, ask our military to put their lives on the line on a mission that we don't believe in. no, week of got to ask them to put their lives on the line for the cause of liberty and a mission that we believe in. 21:05:33if we don't believe in the mission we should not send them. they should not go. but it's up to the call of the commander in chief to do so. after all, he is the commander in chief. until he orders our armed forces, he sets the foreign policy and if we don't like what the president of the united 21:05:48states does when it comes to that, we've got about two choices. one is elect a new president and the other is to look into the constitution for another solution. i'm not ready to do that because i don't believe there's just cause at this point to look in the constitution for another solution. and in fact, i believe that the president of the united states 21:06:05has eclipsed my anticipation for what he might have been doing in iraq and in afghanistan it's relatively stable. it's not been extraordinarily brilliant, he did send only 75% of the minimum number of troops that were requested by general 21:06:21mcchrystal and they have a very difficult task. but the prospects of being successful in that task, i believe, are greater than the prospects of the state department being successful in setting up institutions that never existed before in parts of the country of afghanistan that don't have a history of those institutions of centralized 21:06:38government reaching out. so, with the foreign policy question that's before us, mr. speaker, and we have the question of the united states economy. and we have a bunch of people that are self-professed experts that come here to this floor 21:06:55that never signed a front of a paycheck. they don't have the first idea of what it takes for a free market economy to thrive or prosper. they believe that if you raise taxes it's just taking a little more out of the pot of their greedy capitalists and if you 21:07:11raise regulations they've got blenty of time to fill out the paperwork because after all, what are they going to do with the resources? it creates jobs. why would you want these people to be in charge of our economy? they demagogue republicans and 21:07:27say that we are in support of wall street. it's democrats that are cashing checks from wall street and it's big banking and international banking and investment banking, large interests, that are sending the biggest checks to democrats, all the while they're 21:07:46hedging their bets. and if you're a big business interest and you have a crony relationship with the united states congress, you've got a pretty good deal going because you can have the united states congress raise the regulations 21:07:59and raise the burden of government to keep your competition out. what's the simple solution to that complex problem? raise the regulations. raise the taxes. you're only competing against fewer people. i've seen this happen in my lifetime over and over again. i spent my life in the 21:08:15contracting business as a small contractor. i started out from this tiny little old guy that bought an old beaten up bulldozer and then i worked it for a while and fixed it a lot and then i bought another machine and hired a man and after a while we had enough machines we could go out and do 21:08:31a job. when i looked at building state highways i began to look around and i realized that we're only a handful of contractors that are big enough to bid these projects. so i went to the state and said, i'll break these projects up. i'd like to bid some projects that are under $1 million. he said -- they said, we don't 21:08:47like to do that because it takes a lot of administrative hassle. we'd rather deal with these half a dozen that we've got. so i had to run for the state senate to get that changed and we lohred that standard down, we brought more competition in. it's not enough. it's a small part of the 21:09:02solution. but it illustrates a problem, mr. speaker. big business will always try to promote regulation to keep their competition out. 21:09:11it's how it works. think of it this way. i'll take it down to the lowest common denominator. simple thing that can explain this to everyone who's listening. imagine they hadn't discovered gold in colorado. 21:09:25and so some miner out there with a pan is panning his way up the stream and he finds a nugget of gold and he pans his way in and he goes around and he finds that vain. then he starts to chop out this rock and here's the gold in the rock. 21:09:42son of a gun. gold in colorado. there's no settlements around there. so he breaks out his gold and processes it and takes it down and sells it and pretty soon the rumor goes like wildfire. there's gold in colorado. the gold rushes on. people come rushing in, everybody gets their pick axe 21:09:57and they start to mine for gold. now, you may think that this doesn't connect, mr. speaker, but it does. because the miners then set up their tents and they're there, they're working away and now that they're making money and selling their gold, they need 21:10:12some things. somebody's got to bring them food, somebody will open up a bar, somebody will start a band so they've got some entertainment to draw the stress down at night. and these miners are out there and after a while their hair gets so long they have to climb newspaper a tree to get a hair cut. 21:10:28and sooner or later one of those miners is going to get out a clipper and cut somebody's hair. when that happens, mr. speaker, that somebody else will line up and disease, that's a pretty good hair cut for what i need out here. so he'll get in the line and climb into the chair and there will be a second hair cut, then a third hair cut and after a 21:10:44while, this fellow that's pretty good cutting hair will be so busy being a barber he doesn't have time to pick up his pick axe and mine for gold. then he decides, i'm going to have to charge you guys. you're taking me out of my cash flow endeavor. and so he begins to charge the people that he's cutting their 21:11:01hair, maybe a dime for a hair cut. now he's making a little bit of money. and pretty soon, eventually, somebody else will see that and decide, i can get in this business, that guy's making a dime for every hair cut. he can cut 10 head as day, that's $1 a day, pretty good 21:11:18wages in those days, he'll do it for a nickel. then that first barber is thinking, i would be better to stay out there mining gold. so week of got two barbers that are competing, then a third and a fourth and a fifth. and pretty soon the first barber 21:11:32that got in, he decides that it isn't fair because he has all of this technological equipment, egot the electric clippers and he's got the -- he's got the electric clippers and he's got the nice clean sheet to put around their neck and he's better at taking care of those ingrown hairs and he does a 21:11:50little antiseptic while he's at it and his equipment is clean and well maintained and the other guy has a pair of sisers and comb. so he'll go to the -- scissors and a comb. so he'll go to the state legislature and argue that barbers should be licensed so there's a standard quality of 21:12:04care for hair cuts. it isn't because he believes so much in that standard of quality of care. it's because he knows that he 21:12:20can regulate some of his competition out of business. that's what goes on in the barber shops, in the gold mining towns in colorado 150 years ago, but that's also what goes on in big business in the united states of america today. that's what's going on, mr. speaker. big business says, come and regulate me because it's a cost of doing business at big business level, the 21:12:37multimillion-dollar level. and by the way, those people who can only do business down in the few millions, they're not going to be able to compete. so we should not accept big business as the purest form of free enterprise capitalism. we should look at big business as coming here to this capitol 21:12:53to ask us to level the playing field. all the while they're looking to turn onto a playing field that it's often difficult for small business to climb into. so, mr. speaker, that is the status of big businesses remainlation versus small 21:13:09business regulation and it sets the tone for -- it sets the tone for, i think, what we're about to take up next. although i recognize, i recognize that in a moment we will be asked to yield for the esteemed chair of the rules 21:13:23committee as soon as she gets prepared. but in the meantime i see that the gentleman from texas is about prepared to get prepared and so at this point i would suggest that, mr. speaker, we need to take a look at this 21:13:39regulation that's coming in from the senate and the regulation of the financial services industry and the credit industry in america. this idea that here in the united states of america we would establish government entities that would look in on 21:13:56every business in america, anybody that's got a credit transaction, with whether it would be a.i.g. doing business -- whether it would be a.i.g. doing business with a large investment bank or some smaller entity, mr. speaker, i'll pick 21:14:11that up in a moment but i'd be so happy to yield so that the gentlelady it conduct business. Slaughter, L. (D-NY):i'll only take 30 seconds, mr. speaker. THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE:for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york rise? 21:14:24Slaughter, L. (D-NY):i send to the desk a privileged report for filing under the rule. THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE:the clerk will report the title. THE CLERK:report to accompany house resolution 1392, a resolution waiving a requirement of clause 6-a of rule 13 with respect to consideration of 21:14:40certain resolutions reported from the committee on rules and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules. Slaughter, L. (D-NY):thank you, mr. speaker. THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE:referred to the house calendar and ordered to be printed. the gentleman from iowa. 21:14:58King, S. (R-IA):thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, as i watch this regulation that's coming through in the financial services component of this, that's a regulation that sets up tim geithner, the secretary of the treasury, to decide which businesses are too big to be allowed to fail, which 21:15:14businesses would be deemed to fail and all he needs is the agreement of the fdic and the agreement of the secretary of the chairman of the fed and those things concern me a great deal. 21:15:34but this conversation could go in any direction, because i am prepared to yield to my good friend, the gentleman and judge from texas, louie gohmert. Gohmert (R-TX):i want to follow up on that very point. 21:15:46we're told there's going to be a financial reform bill that sounds more like a financial deform bill. all these reforms end up being deformities. but this in particular, financial reform, to get us out 21:16:04of the mess that had been building through the 1990's and through this past decade, the last 20 years? and nonetheless, as i understand, in this bill we're going to take up, it still has 21:16:22the systemic risk council that is going to pick the winners and losers in america. that is so grossly un-american. it has no place in our law 21:16:39coming out of this body. that's kind of thing that the revolution was started over that some king was going to get to tell them who would be the 21:16:52business that would stand and who would fall. because the americans here wanted to be able to let the market decide that. now one thing we've seen, and it's been accentuated, is you do need a government that will 21:17:11ensure that people play fairly and play right. we saw that down on the coast as president obama expressed that we have gotten a relationship too cozy between his administration and the big 21:17:28oil companies. we've had people say on television, the republicans took contribution, the democrats take contributions, but it was the department of interior in 1988, 1998, 1999, some of the clinton 21:17:50administration, people that pulled the language from the offshore leases that would allow the oil companies ultimately to make millions and millions and millions at the expense of the government and the taxpayer getting full value 21:18:06for the leases for those offshore oil and gas developments. when we had the inspector general in front of us in the natural resources hearing a couple of years ago, i asked why he had not talked to the 21:18:22couple of people that the inspector general said were apparently responsible for that language being pulled out of the leases that hurt the revenue of the government and helped the massive oil 21:18:39companies at the time. he said well they're government service, we can't talk to them. certainly you can at least try to talk to them by thptor general indicated they left 21:18:55government service. after i heard the president announce that we had to end the cozy relationship between people in his administration and the big oil company, i wonder whatever happened to those two people? 21:19:10it turns out one of the people that apparently the inspector general did not talk to, but felt probably had the best information on why that language was left out turns out when she was not working for 21:19:28the government, she went and worked for a company called british petroleum. perhaps my friend has heard of british petroleum. in fact, after the inspector general said he couldn't talk 21:19:42to her about why that language was pulled that helped the oil company so much during 1998-1999, and why she would pull language that hurt our government, turns out she has 21:19:59now returned to government service, in fact, did last summer this administration hired her to be the deputy assistant secretary of m.m.s. the minerals management 21:20:15service. it is the agency of this administration that is supposed to ensure that blowout preventers work properly. well, we've got people here in the house that have asked for 21:20:33the results of the test that were done by m.m.s. within two weeks of the blowout preventers failing and apparently, the information has come back from this administration's m.m.s., we're not providing that 21:20:50information to you. maybe a democratic chairman of a committee, but not to you guys. you would think that this was public information that m.m.s. would want to be as transparent as they're demand that the c.i.a. be. 21:21:06but apparently they're not willing to be as transparent as they want the c.i.a. to be. they're more in the nature of on security, like the federal reserve continues to try to be and is. so they won't release the 21:21:23information of how badly bungled the test was. you have to figure it didn't go well or they would have released that information to show that they were exonerated, that they did proper tests. in fact, as a trial judge, back in my days in the courtroom, 21:21:43oftentimes, one side would produce evidence to show that the fact that there is no evidence indicates a fact. and i think here, the fact that they won't produce those test results indicates that the 21:21:59m.m.s., this administration that is too cozy with british petroleum, because of the interactive business that's gone on here, it must not have gone well. certainly, i yield to my friend. 21:22:13Gohmert (R-TX):just reclaiming, i'm standing here thinking, we're drawing a rational conclusion that m.m.s. -- the mineral managements -- minerals management service would not release the information that showed the result of the testing of the blowout preventer. 21:22:29Gohmert (R-TX):if they'd actually done the testing, actually. Gohmert (R-TX):there's reports out there that's -- that there's testing that failed some 10 days or so before the test failed. i don't want to start a rumor. but are we drawing a rational 21:22:47conclusion that we could have a government we have to draw conclusions from based on their response, or lack of response, not the answer to the question? i yield. Gohmert (R-TX):it would certainly 21:23:02appear that's exactly right. if the m.m.s. of this administration will not produce the records to show exactly what testing was done and exactly what the results were, which should be public record, for heaven's sake, they're 21:23:19public waters, controlled by our government, if they're not producing those records, then you've got to pretty well figure it would not make this administration look very good. Gohmert (R-TX):but we've got an open 21:23:38government. this is the most open, the most honest government in history and we're drawing conclusions based upon not getting an answer as opposed to the answer we might get if they would simply give us the information. 21:23:54this really saddens my heart to hear this, i'm not surprised, but it saddens my heart, mr. gohmert. Gohmert (R-TX):and that also brings you can ba -- us back to the problem with the federal reserve and the secretary of 21:24:07the treasury and yes, we had 21:24:10some people saying, we've got to confirm timothy geithner as the secretary of the treasury, because he worked with paulson in the early days of tarp. he knows the plan that tells me he should never have been 21:24:24confirmed if he worked with paulson on the original plan because it was a disaster and it should never have been allowed to have happened as it did. but now we've got these guys, federal reserve, head of the treasury, they're going to pick 21:24:39the winners and losers in the country. i yield. Gohmert (R-TX):would we go choose some mainline i.v. drug user off the street to go in and do i.v.'s in the hospital because they happen to have had the kind of experience that they're good at it, even though it's 21:24:57illegal? if somebody was proficient in how they operated turbo tax, was able to avoid their taxes that means they'd be a good person to have as head of the i.r.s., so they could set up a system to prevent other people 21:25:13paying a -- paying taxes? Gohmert (R-TX):it's an interesting issue. secretary geithner had great problems complying with his certification four years in a row where he swore he would pay the tax that was shown on the form and certified that they 21:25:29would just pay him that money, he would pay it, then he didn't pay it. but in answer to the question, i guess an analogy comes to mind, the f.b.i., for example, the gentleman that was -- there 21:25:47was a movie about, shofse good at forging and acting as someone else, he could create a forged document out of anything. the f.b.i. ended up hiring him because he was so good at forging checks and making fraudulent checks, the f.b.i. 21:26:04hired him because he knew more about ways to cheat other people and to cheat the government, they felt like he could be of immense help and apparently was and has helped -- as i understand it, helped 21:26:20prepare more secure documents and more secure institutions because he was so good at cheating those very institutions. Gohmert (R-TX):so that's not tax cheelts. 21:26:40Gohmert (R-TX):maybe that was the thinking, this guy would be the expert of not paying taxes, maybe that's who we want in charge of the tax entity, the i.r.s. it's an interesting point. but it still cuts to my core to think that the land of the 21:26:59free, home of the brave is being converted into a land of the unfree, where liberties are taken away because people have decided the secretary of 21:27:17treasury, the federal reserve chairman, get to pick and choose what entities, what banks get to stand when the smoke clears. what happened to competition? why not let people play and 21:27:33play fairly and just enforce their rules. that's why -- that's what is needed here. we don't need a federal government telling what companies that they are going to support and never let them 21:27:47fail, because as soon as the federal government says, we're not going to ever let this bank or this company fail, then that's going to be the last one standing because they know they can operate in the red and their competition can't do that. 21:28:02and at the send of the day that government-supported entity or bank will end up being the one left. that is outrageous. it is un-american. and anybody that would stand for that proposition, that we're not going to let these companies compete fairly, we're 21:28:20going to come in and pick the winners and losers. they need to start wearing a name tag that says, king george iii wannabe. i want to pick the winners and losers. i want to tell you who prevails and who doesn't. 21:28:34i will tell you who ends up getting to be the dominant force in america. instead of letting people live in freedom and in liberty and pursue happiness and pursue opportunity. the constitution never 21:28:51guaranteed equality of outcome. it guaranteed equality of opportunity. and that's what ought to be done. anybody that says they support a systemic risk council that gets to pick the winners and 21:29:09losers, these are too big to fail, we can't let them fail, they are enemies of this country, as it was founded. Gohmert (R-TX):reclaiming my time, then i have to pose the question, if you're in business if you're an investment banker, for example, if you have a 21:29:24large credit operation going on, and you've watched the barney frank bill and the chris dodd bill and now your knees have to be knocking on what might be going on in a future conference committee that's going to produce a bill that likely spills out here here to the house for passage, sent to 21:29:41the senate and rammed through there, put on the president's desk we know the president will sign the bill. but what is your business model? say you're providing credit transactions, mr. speaker, to a large portion of america, whether it's credit cards or whether it is the toxic assets 21:29:57of mortgage-backed securities, the subprime loans that might be out there. whatever it might be. now if you're sitting there with billions of dollars in those kinds of assets and you're making your profit off those margins of the assets 21:30:11going through, i'm going to suggest that if you don't already have a lobbyist, you better hire a bunch of them. bring them into this congress and start to convince people like chairman of the financial services committee, barney frank and the majority of the members on that committee, 21:30:28others, perhaps through the ways and means committee, start to work your ankle. because your business mot el, mr. speaker, is no longer that of providing the most competitive, most service oriented, most customer-focused service there is. your business model is, do what 21:30:44you have to do out here on the streets in the business world of america, treat customers fine, come to washington and get that playing field, not level, but tipped in your favor, because you can't do business without so you have the kind of chips when the time comes that the regulators would 21:31:00come in and take a look at your balance sheet and determine, well you weren't quite big enough to be allowed to fail so we're going to shove you into receivership and we'll chop you up and deal you out to our preferred companies. i know the model, i know the 21:31:16papt patern, even though it's done in a pretty good fashion with the fdic when a company has to go under. in the 1980's we had 3,000 banks that went under. they were split up, sometimes, and dealt out and sold to other investors that had a better 21:31:33track record with managing banks. all right. that was good and it works well in the micro version. but when you -- when you get into the macro version of big business and you have tim geithner as the secretary of the 21:31:49treasury making the decision on a business that's too big to be allowed to fail and calling in sheila bare and calling in ben bernanke and saying, don't you agree, they're too big to be alloyd to fail, so -- allowed to fail so let's prop these people 21:32:06up? what would help is if we deal the assets of that company over into the company that's too big to fail. you pick the winners and pick the losers out of government and who wins? the people that pay the lobbyists, the people that have 21:32:19paid for the most political influence. government cannot make rational decisions on business. they make political decisions on business. peter walson spoke today on fannie mae and freddie mac. the american enterprise institute scholar, one of the 21:32:35brightest minds that we have on free enterprise economics in america. a very solid man and many times i've listened to him imlume nate the issue -- illuminate the issue for me. he spoke today about fannie mae and freddie mac. and his sense is that they 21:32:51aren't yet nationalized. that they're still a quasi-government. my position is that they aren't actualized because the government calls all their shots and we've got roughly $50 billion each dumped into each of them and another $50 billion rolled on top that have $100 billion so around $130 billion 21:33:09range peter thinks that thress not $360 billion but $400 billion in losses that will have to be swallowed up by the american taxpayers. and we knew, and we know now that we were looking at $5.5 trillion in contingent 21:33:24liabilities that the federal taxpayers would have to swallow if fannie and freddie were flushed down completely the way the markets might drive them. Gohmert (R-TX):will the gentleman yield? king concluding my statement and yielding, that was -- Gohmert (R-TX):concluding my 21:33:39statement and yielding, fannie mae and freddie mac is an example of how government can't set values, neither can they evaluate risk because they're doing political calculations based on political pressure, not economic calculations based upon the risk of success and failure. i yield to the gentleman from texas. Gohmert (R-TX):just asking will 21:33:55the gentleman yield for a question, if he would? Gohmert (R-TX):i would. Gohmert (R-TX):with regard to the financial deform package that apparently is going to be coming 21:34:08to the house, is the gentleman aware of whether or not these two entities, fannie and freddie, that kicked us into a spiral downward in the fall of 2008, whether they're included 21:34:24in this reform package? is there any reform of these two entities that nearly brought our economic house of cards down? i yield back. King, S. (R-IA):reclaiming. in scowering the financial reform package in the barney 21:34:41frank bill or the chris dodd bill and setting up the word search and chasing it through there, mr. speaker, i don't find anything in either one of those bills that addresses the necessary form for fannie mae and freddie mac. they are completely insulated and i recall the debate here on 21:34:58the floor of the house in october 26, 2005, that the chairman of the financial services committee, mr. frank, was very much engaged in. he came to the floor to vigorously oppose an amendment that was offered by mr. leech of iowa that would have established 21:35:15higher levels of collateralization for fannie mae and freddie mac, higher stads -- standards for underwriting in the secondary market and higher standards for capitalization for fannie and freddie. the vigorous opposition that mr. 21:35:29frank flowed out on that day and the gentleman from texas remembers the exchange that took place on the thursday before easter in 2009, here on this floor, the gentleman from texas was there. the gentleman from massachusetts 21:35:44there. i think me up there somewhere. as we talked about what had happened with fannie mae and freddie mac and in that debate on october 26, 2005, the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. frank, said, if you're going to invest in shares of fannie and freddie, don't do so 21:36:00believing that he would ever vote to bail out fannie mae and freddie mac. because he would never do that. he would let them go down instead. that's the core and the essence of the statement that was headpy -- made by the gentleman from massachusetts who now is the chairman of the financial services committee. well, we know what's happened. 21:36:17fannie and freddie have been bailed out. and on that day the gentleman from massachusetts said that he wasn't biased, in favor of or against fannie or freddie, because the man whom he'd had an intimate relationship was not a 21:36:33senior executive. it's in the congressional record. i don't pull this out of thin air. i suggest, mr. speaker, that you check the record. for me, that's an astonishing confession, to draw a fine line between the reason for bias and not bias is because this 21:36:50individual was not a senior but more apparently a junior executive for fannie mae. and so that's a little too ins mat -- intimate for me, mr. speaker. i don't choose to go there any further except to point out that a lot of things going on in this 21:37:05united states government that are not what meets the eye. there are undercurrents here that threaten to swallow up the united states of america. there's a driven philosophy on this side of the aisle that wants to swallow up free enterprise capitalism, that 21:37:19abhors the words of capitalism. there's a driven philosophy that's reflected by 77 members of the progressive caucus, who come to this floor with their blue charts and say, come visit our website. well, not that long ago, a few years ago, the progressive website was hosted by, managed 21:37:38by and taken care of by the socialists in america. but when they took a little bit of heat, they decided they would manage their own website, so they didn't have to take the criticism. so the socialists ran the 21:37:52progressives' website. and now the d.s.a. -- dsausa.org. it stands for democratic socialists of america, dsausa.org, mr. speaker, you should go visit that website and understand who your colleagues 21:38:09are. 77 of them are self-professed progressives. the progressives, according to the socialist website, are their legislative arm. they write that they are not communists, they're socialists. 21:38:24that's a step above a communist. they don't want to nationalize everything, they just want to nationalize the fortune 500 companies in america. and they've got a big start on it. and they don't run candidates on the banner or under the 21:38:39political party calls the socialists because there's a stigma attached to being a socialist in america. so what do they could, mr. speaker? -- do, mr. speaker? they push the candidates that are self-professed progressives. progressives are not distinct from socialist, they're one and 21:38:55the same. they're just wearing a little bit different color jersey and they're the people here who have driven the idea that we should national ites the fortune 500 companies, nationalize the oil refinery industry, mr. hinchey 21:39:08of new york, take over the oil industry, maxine watters from los angeles, and operate these fortune 500 companies and i quote, for the benefit of the people affected about i them, closed quote -- by them, closed 21:39:21quote. that's the unions. the speaker is a member. the speaker advocated and said that she would not give, in the case of the car companies, bargaining advantage of the automakers over that of the unions. right off of the web page of the 21:39:37socialists. and she followed through on it and today 17.5% of general motors is owned by the unions without a cash outlay, without a concession of any kind, the president of the united states, who voted to the left of self-professed senator bernie 21:39:52sanders, crammed that down the throats of the investors, the security investors in general motors and now we have the unions owning 17.5%. the federal government owning 61% and the canadian government owning 12.5% of general motors. exactly off of the playbook of 21:40:10the socialist website, mr. speaker. the american people need to go visit the website, they need to understand the playbook is written. it's being carried out by the progressives in this congress, 77 of them are the core driving force here. 21:40:25when you add to that the congressional black caucus, the hispanic caucus, a whole lot of these people that are self-segregating caucuses instead of integrated caucuses, you understand who's running america today, mr. speaker. i yield to the gentleman from texas. King, S. (R-IA):if we go back to 21:40:41the day that the wall street bailout passed, that first week in october of 2008, i made the statement that when the federal government buys private assets 21:41:00and holds them in order to try to make money, when the federal government decides it's going to start trying to make money for the taxpayer, it's called socialism. 21:41:17and i was belittled by colleagues that served here in this body for saying that it was socialist. one person even said, well, i only know three socialists in america and they're all against the wall street bailout. well, i was pretty depressed and 21:41:36devastated when the wall street bailout passed. the next morning, saturday morning, i was watching neil cavuto and he had the presidential nominee of the 21:41:50socialist party and the socialist candidate for president being interviewed by neil cavuto, was asked, basically, what's the deal? i thought you guys were against 21:42:05the tarp bailout, the wall street bailout? and now this morning you're saying it was a good thing. and in essence, the presidential nominee of the socialist party said, well, yes, they were against the tarp wall street 21:42:23bailout, in essence they didn't feel like the government should pay anything to take over the assets they were taking over. but once it passed and was signed into law, they realized, this is probably the greatest 21:42:38day for socialists in american history. because the federal government has begun the takeover in a substantial way of private assets. and of course he went on to say now that they've made this 21:42:55wonderful great step of taking over socializing, nationalizing private assets from the financial sector, the government just needs to go in and finish taking over the rest of the financial sector because, as he said, because we know then the 21:43:13government takeover of all of that area would not be done out of greed and so they would do a much better job of spreading the wealth around the country and under the present system greed rules the day and just that 21:43:31great wonderful step of the tarp bailout, socializing america, as he saw it, just needed to be followed by the final step of completing the takeover of the financial sector. 21:43:43so the gentleman from iowa is exactly right according to the presidential candidate of the socialist party in 2008, this is a socialist move to nationalize more and more of the assets just 21:44:00as the presidential nominee of the socialist had hoped would happen. 21:44:06i yield back. King, S. (R-IA):reclaiming and thanking the gentleman from texas, i'd point out into the record, mr. speaker, that some months ago the secretary of the treasury, tim geithner, came before a couple of committees, financial services and ag. and the question that i posed to him and he was bound to answer 21:44:21that question under oath was, made the point that president obama was elected at least in part because he had declared and effectively made an argument, however it might have been true or untrue, that president bush had gone into iraq without an 21:44:38exit strategy. so i made the point in my question that president obama had engaged in, supported and participated in the nationalization of about half of our private sector. and that is the three large investment banks, a.i.g., fannie 21:44:53mae and freddie mac, general motors, chrysler, i didn't go on into the nationalization of our skin and everything inside it, which is obamacare, but in that letter that he was obligated to answer under oath, two months late irgot a response back. i do want to give secretary 21:45:10geithner credit. there are some members of this cabinet that simply don't answer my letters. they have -- they apparently don't think they're accountable to members of congress and they don't think that we might decide to send them a little less money when they decide to do the budget. 21:45:24geithner did answer the letter. it was seven pages long and took two months to get it back and it's not a particular complaint of mine because i know that it's difficult to make the machinery of government work. but this those seven pages of answering the question, what is 21:45:40your exit strategy for taking over all of these huge chunks of the private sector? his answer was, well, it's not a written strategy and he would know when the time was right and he would execute that when the time is right. in other words, don't you be 21:46:01asking me. i'm secretary of the treasury, i don't answer to you or anybody else. i'm going to submit this. there is no plan. there's no exit strategy. the president of the united states is delighted to have these companies taken over by 21:46:20the federal government, as are most of the members of the cabinet, because it fits in with the website of the democratic socialist of america there used to be some resistance on this side of the aisle when someone applied -- 21:46:39when when someone implied the president is a socialist. but president obama voted to 21:46:56the left of bernie sanders, and when i saw the picture of the president next to hugo chavez 21:47:10and he's doing that double-grip glad-hand handshake, you know what, hugo chavez is a piker when it comes to nationalizing. barack obama has way outdone him. 21:47:26i don't think he would have been a man who could have done that on his own he surrounded himself with people who for years worked through this vision. had i been assigned the task of writing the screen play, trying to turn america into a socialist state and if they even created for me a 21:47:43charismatic figure that matches that of the president and started me down the path on my imagination and with three years to get ready to do it, could not have unfolded a scenario close to what's reality today for the 21:47:56businesses taken over by the federal government. neither could have anticipated some of the things they're seeking to do now. but when you add these up and you add up the takeover of three large investment banks, bank of america, bear stearns, citigroup, when you see that 21:48:16a.i.g., for $180 billion, swallowed up by the federal government and fannie mae and freddie mac to the tune of $130 billion and perhaps another $400 billion piled on top of that and still remaining at $5.5 trillion in contingent 21:48:32liability and the takeover of general motors and chrysler, both of them now under the control or influence of the federal government being managed now exactly off the socialist website, run for the benefit of the people affected 21:48:46by them, close quote? the unions who made no concession whatsoever except to concede future claims that they think are going to be paid anyway by obamacare. and the student loan program, 21:49:02taken over completely, exactly within the mold of what 21:49:06happened when we had federal flood insurance that came in to provide one more competitor for the private market back in 1963, now there is no private market. now the federal government runs it all. when the federal government steps in to compete on student loans, people said, well, you 21:49:22know, we need to keep these people honest. somebody is making money off these students. now the federal government runs it all. and the president's idea was that he would set up one more insurance company to provide health insurance for americans to compete against these 21:49:38insurance company whoms he demagogued relentlessly, forgetting one more company, correct. but there existed up until obamacare passed, 1,300 health insurance companies in america. 1,300 companies that produced a 21:49:56variety of policies numbering to 100,000 policies. so who could imagine that one more company and a handful more policies was going to provide more options for people that would help with the competition, take some of the 21:50:10profits out of the industry? if these 1,300 companies competing against each other, mr. speaker, could take the profit out of the industry, how could the federal government do that? regulate and subsidize. that's what governments do. they regulate and subsidize their competition out of 21:50:27existence like they did on the flood insurance programs in 1963 and the student loan programs, cullmy nated this year and now here -- culminated this year, and now here we are, obamacare, the law of the land 21:50:43that nationalized not just three large investment banks, fannie and freddie, and student loan, now they've nationalized our body the most sovereign thing we have, the federal government has taken over the management of our skin and everything inside it and 21:50:59decided who will buy what policy and what the premium will be. and now they're trying to decide our diet. and now they're deciding on a mission across the country that the retailers need to cut $1.5 trillion calories out of the 21:51:14products going to these kids because 1/3 of our kids are obese, they want to cut the calories on the bag of do retoes. i think they just take a few calories out of the do retoes. 21:51:33a 150 calorie power bar gets redeuced to 90 calories because some fat kids will eat too many. but what do with we do with the 2/3 of the kid that are too skinny that need measure 150 21:51:49calories, or what we do with the fat kid who hordes three power barses for 270 calories as opposed to one at 150 calories, but we cannot put a one size fits all regulation and reduce calories going into 21:52:06kids for energy and growth. more kids need more food, rather than all kids need less food. so those kids that are overweight they need more exercise. and maybe they need to watch their diet a little bit, that's education and that's parents, 21:52:20yes. but don't starve the hungry kids to so that those who are eating too much have to work harder to keep getting too much. the super nanny state that -- the recycling of all these components. here, the speaker of the house and the house of 21:52:36representatives has decreed that you can't go to the cafe over here and eat an only let unless the eggs that are broken from are from a free-range hen. i think the chicken is probably not free range, it doesn't taste like free range to me. 21:52:53but the eggs are from a free range hen. the paper, the napkins around the capitol, most of them are brown. because they're recycled paper. when i go look at my coffee filters, i wonder why they're running over, they're recycled paper. 21:53:09so we have these decrees that come down from on high and the light bulbs themselveses are regulated by the speaker of the house. how much nanny state does this country need? and how much nanny state can we stand? 21:53:25i want american people making their own decisions. free market economy. i want to be able to exercise all their constitutional rights. i want them to be able to own guns and defend themselves and hunt and target shoot and be in a position to defend us against tyranny. 21:53:41if we do not -- there's something about constitutional rights and liberty. it's use it or lose it. if you don't use it, you'll lose it. you've got to use your freedom of speech, religion, assembly, press, second amendment right, you've got to exercise those 21:53:57rights. we must do so. mr. speaker, we have to take this country back. and i yield back the balance of my time. i thank the gentleman from 21:54:05texas for joining me tonight. THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE:under the speaker's announced spoil of january 6, 2009, the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from arizona, ms. giffords, for 60 minutes. 21:54:37Giffords (D-AZ):thank you, mr. speaker. i rise tonight to address the border security crisis that's part of daily life in my southern arizona district, in arizona's eighth congressional district. i'm proud to represent one of the most diverse parts of the entire country. i represent a district that's 21:54:56over 9,000 square miles and is one of 10 u.s.-mexico border districts. the u.s.-mexico -- mexico border has changed a lot over the years. i'm a third generation arizonan. 21:55:10i represent a lot of people who are multigeneration arizonans. after years of building up the word for the california and texas, there's been a systematic funneling of illegal immigration, the flow of traffic, illegally, through southern arizona. this has become the most po 21:55:27rouse part of the u.s.-mexico border. today, together, my constituents live in a situation on the front lines of a national border security crisis. we live and breathe the federal government's failure to secure the board we are mexico and every day, my constituents are 21:55:43subjected to home invasions and to burglaries and to cut water lines and to graffiti, an unbelievable amount of garbage and trash left behind by illegal immigrants who are crossing through the border and by people increasingly who are drug smugglers, people that are 21:56:01human smugglers, the cutting of fences, the threats and intimidation by armed smugglers and the violence they experience on their own land, their own ranches, their own property. in this hour, i'm going to talk 21:56:16about action i and others have taken along the u.s.-mexico border. more importantly, i'm going to talk about the lives of people i represent, the people of cochise county, the ranchers who live on the u.s.-mexico border. 21:56:30it's always been my belief that if the decisionmaker here's in washington if they could hear, the stories, the impact that illegal immigration has on the lives my constituents there would be greater action here in washington. a decision -- that decisionmakers, elected 21:56:46official, people in the administration, they would move to greatly enhance the security along the u.s.-mexico border. so that's what we're going to talk about tonight. i think it's important to begin this hour with the most heart-wrenching story of all. 21:57:02the tragic death of robert trents, a fourth generation rancher, whose family has been on his land for over 100 years. actually, the cents family has had their ranch before arizona achieved statehood. 21:57:18on march 27, rob crants was murdered by an assailant, who was tracked to the mexico border. he and his dog were both ruthlessly murdered on his land. they were left to die. they were shot. law enforcement officials 21:57:33belief that rob was killed by a smuggler. next to me is a photograph of rob and his brother phil, the two crents brothers. this was -- cents brothers. this was run of the front page of the "tucson weekly." 21:57:52this tells it all. you see them, the tack room their boots, their hands, their lives represented. reportedly -- a reporter wrote the companion story in which he interviewed the family and 21:58:08neighbors. he wrote, what has to be noted first is the nevittability of what happened. something like the krentz murder was coming and everybody knew it. the stories residents told this newspaper of the frustration they feel in trying to keep property and family safe in 21:58:27smuggler-occupied territory were like a freight train in the night. down the tracks you see the faint light coming closer and closer. on march 27 in cochise county, the train arrived. the aftershock has been so 21:58:42powerful because the killing exploded the lie about the secure boarder that washington, d.c. has been working hard to promote. its front page, "the tucson weekly" asked the question, will the murder of a respected cochise county rancher change 21:58:57anything on our board her tonight, i ask the same question. will the murder of robert krenz 21:59:07, a respected rancher in my district, will it change anything on the board her it has changed. we know that today. the president announced the deployment of the national guard to the u.s.-mexico border. i knew rob krentz, i knew his family he participated in 21:59:24meetings i convened between ranchers and border patrol. he was a family man. he was a good neighbor. and he was a friend to all who knew him. he was described as a humanitarian who would give 21:59:38water and aid to illegal immigrants who suffered from heat exhaustion and physical injury as they treked from mexico across his land. he was, like fellow ranchers out in cochise county a straight talker and he, like them, saw their lives change by 21:59:54the increased flow of illegal immigrants and drug smugglers. tonight i'll share additional stories about the ranchers in this area and call on my colleague in demanding that our government step up and co-more, the responsibility here in
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HOUSE FLOOR DEBATE The House meets at 10:30 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. Unlimited ?one minutes? Suspensions (10 Bills): 1) H.R. 2711 - FBI Families of Fallen Heroes Act (Rep. Rogers (MI) / Oversight and Government Reform) 2) H.Res. 1172 - Recognizing the life and achievements of Will Keith Kellogg (Rep. Schauer / Oversight and Government Reform) 3) H.Res. 1189 - Commending Lance Mackey on winning a record 4th straight Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (Rep. Young (AK) / Oversight and Government Reform) 4) H.Res. 1316 - Celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (Rep. Honda / Oversight and Government Reform) 5) H.Res. 1385 - Recognizing and honoring the courage and sacrifice of the members of the Armed Forces and veterans (Rep. Skelton / Armed Services) 6) H.Res. 1353 - Supporting the goals and ideals of Student Financial Aid Awareness Month (Rep. Bishop (NY) / Education and Labor) 7) H.Res. 1169 - Honoring the 125th anniversary of Rollins College (Rep. Grayson / Education and Labor) 8) H.Res. 1161 - Honoring the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette University (Rep. Moore (WI) / Education and Labor) 9) H.Res. 1372 - Honoring the University of Georgia Graduate School (Rep. Broun / Education and Labor) // 10) H.Res. 407 - Expressing support for designation of May as "National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month" (Rep. Castor / Energy and Commerce) Postponed Suspensions Votes (5 Bills): 1) H.Res. 1258 - Expressing support for designation of May 2010 as Mental Health Month (Rep. Napolitano / Energy and Commerce) 2) H.Res. 1382 - Expressing sympathy to the families of those killed by North Korea in the sinking of the Republic of Korea Ship Cheonan, and solidarity with the Republic of Korea in the aftermath of this tragic incident (Del. Faleomavaega / Foreign Affairs) 3) H.Res. 584 - Recognizing the importance of manufactured and modular housing in the United States (Rep. Donnelly / Financial Services) 4) H.R. 3885 - Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act (Rep. Brown (SC) / Veterans' Affairs) 5) H.R. 5145 - Assuring Quality Care for Veterans Act (Rep. McNerney / Veterans' Affairs) 21:00:00them against americans. and when americans are victims of this, we need to ask this question, what happens in the mind of that al qaeda terrorist that's sitting in that mud hult making that bomb, watching al-jazeera tv and sees the 21:00:18speaker speak up and oppose the war in iraq and afghanistan? what happens when there is a debate on the floor that goes on over and over and over again and the left win, radicals in this congress, the progressives, say 21:00:36we should pull out of those countries without any hesitation and do the best we can to keep from getting shot in the back? do you think, mr. speaker, and this is a rhetorical question, do you think that terrorist is likely to plant more bombs or 21:00:53less, detonate more bombs or less, are there more americans lost or fewer because the enemy has been encouraged by 44 votes on the floor of the house of representatives in 2007 and 2008 in that congress? 21:01:09. that's what's happened here, mr. speaker. this country was going to move forward. and even though the president of the united states now, our commander in chief, in the 21:01:27spring of 2008 took the position that he wanted to pull the troops out of iraq immediately, without any hesitation, just simply try to keep from being shot in the back on the way out of iraq, that was his position and i argued that if that was 21:01:44his position, then if he's elected president, the enemy will be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on september 11 in 2001. now, we don't know if that turned out to be a true prediction because now president obama, then candidate and 21:01:59senator obama, changed his position. from the spring of 2008 until election day in novene of 2008 he walked a -- november of 2008 he walked a line of changing his position for being for immediate withdrawal to being for a slower withdrawal from iraq. 21:02:18and what we've seen also happen is, now president obama has adopted the exact position in iraq that president bush negotiated. it's called the status of forces agreement, mr. speaker. 21:02:32the sofa agreement. that was negotiated by the bush administration and it was with the iraqis and it was signed on november 17, 2008, by ambassador to iraq ryan crocker. and just a very impressive 21:02:47public servant who never received his due respect for the job that he did for all of us in that country, for the time that he was there. ryan crocker. i want to say a few more things about ryan crocker. i've met with him very late in the night, i've sat there in 21:03:04those hot and uncomfortable places in iraq, with top officers, with admiral mullen, for example, ryan crocker, general petraeus, a number of other very top leaders in our military and our state department personnel. 21:03:18ryan crocker understands the middle east, ryan crocker served well there. he was as instrumental in the negotiations and the status of forces agreement, he was the one who put his hands to that agreement in 2008 and today the letter of the status of forces agreement is being followed by 21:03:36president obama. good for him. i appreciate that. i support it. it's something i called for. if it were president bush doing that, i would be for that. i just don't think the american people see it the same way because he's not as proud of 21:03:50that decision as perhaps he would be of a different posture that we have in that part of the country. so, mr. speaker, we have a number of interests in america. our national security interests are paramount. those are constitutional. the responsibility of the 21:04:06president of the united states and the federal government is to defend us, to defend our shores, to defend the american people. 21:04:13and our military and our troops and those people that put on uniforms day after day after day are the ones that deserve our gratitude and our respect -- respect. and we need to do them just duty here on the floor of the house and not back up from those 21:04:29responsibilities just to provide them with the resources that they need. and that means a consistent message from the commander in chief on down and a strategy that we believe that we can win and it means to say to the left wing radicals in the united 21:04:44states of america, don't tell me you're for the troops and tell me you're also against their mission. you have to pour the -- support the troops and their mission. and what's interesting is that when george bush was the commander in chief, you said you supported the troops but not their mission. 21:05:01now that barack obama is the commander in chief, you don't really answer to that at all. except for the most part you left wing radicals -- part, you left wing radicals, you say you support the troops to a level of pandering to the mission of patriotism, but you don't 21:05:16support their mission. we cannot, mr. speaker, ask our military to put their lives on the line on a mission that we don't believe in. no, week of got to ask them to put their lives on the line for the cause of liberty and a mission that we believe in. 21:05:33if we don't believe in the mission we should not send them. they should not go. but it's up to the call of the commander in chief to do so. after all, he is the commander in chief. until he orders our armed forces, he sets the foreign policy and if we don't like what the president of the united 21:05:48states does when it comes to that, we've got about two choices. one is elect a new president and the other is to look into the constitution for another solution. i'm not ready to do that because i don't believe there's just cause at this point to look in the constitution for another solution. and in fact, i believe that the president of the united states 21:06:05has eclipsed my anticipation for what he might have been doing in iraq and in afghanistan it's relatively stable. it's not been extraordinarily brilliant, he did send only 75% of the minimum number of troops that were requested by general 21:06:21mcchrystal and they have a very difficult task. but the prospects of being successful in that task, i believe, are greater than the prospects of the state department being successful in setting up institutions that never existed before in parts of the country of afghanistan that don't have a history of those institutions of centralized 21:06:38government reaching out. so, with the foreign policy question that's before us, mr. speaker, and we have the question of the united states economy. and we have a bunch of people that are self-professed experts that come here to this floor 21:06:55that never signed a front of a paycheck. they don't have the first idea of what it takes for a free market economy to thrive or prosper. they believe that if you raise taxes it's just taking a little more out of the pot of their greedy capitalists and if you 21:07:11raise regulations they've got blenty of time to fill out the paperwork because after all, what are they going to do with the resources? it creates jobs. why would you want these people to be in charge of our economy? they demagogue republicans and 21:07:27say that we are in support of wall street. it's democrats that are cashing checks from wall street and it's big banking and international banking and investment banking, large interests, that are sending the biggest checks to democrats, all the while they're 21:07:46hedging their bets. and if you're a big business interest and you have a crony relationship with the united states congress, you've got a pretty good deal going because you can have the united states congress raise the regulations 21:07:59and raise the burden of government to keep your competition out. what's the simple solution to that complex problem? raise the regulations. raise the taxes. you're only competing against fewer people. i've seen this happen in my lifetime over and over again. i spent my life in the 21:08:15contracting business as a small contractor. i started out from this tiny little old guy that bought an old beaten up bulldozer and then i worked it for a while and fixed it a lot and then i bought another machine and hired a man and after a while we had enough machines we could go out and do 21:08:31a job. when i looked at building state highways i began to look around and i realized that we're only a handful of contractors that are big enough to bid these projects. so i went to the state and said, i'll break these projects up. i'd like to bid some projects that are under $1 million. he said -- they said, we don't 21:08:47like to do that because it takes a lot of administrative hassle. we'd rather deal with these half a dozen that we've got. so i had to run for the state senate to get that changed and we lohred that standard down, we brought more competition in. it's not enough. it's a small part of the 21:09:02solution. but it illustrates a problem, mr. speaker. big business will always try to promote regulation to keep their competition out. 21:09:11it's how it works. think of it this way. i'll take it down to the lowest common denominator. simple thing that can explain this to everyone who's listening. imagine they hadn't discovered gold in colorado. 21:09:25and so some miner out there with a pan is panning his way up the stream and he finds a nugget of gold and he pans his way in and he goes around and he finds that vain. then he starts to chop out this rock and here's the gold in the rock. 21:09:42son of a gun. gold in colorado. there's no settlements around there. so he breaks out his gold and processes it and takes it down and sells it and pretty soon the rumor goes like wildfire. there's gold in colorado. the gold rushes on. people come rushing in, everybody gets their pick axe 21:09:57and they start to mine for gold. now, you may think that this doesn't connect, mr. speaker, but it does. because the miners then set up their tents and they're there, they're working away and now that they're making money and selling their gold, they need 21:10:12some things. somebody's got to bring them food, somebody will open up a bar, somebody will start a band so they've got some entertainment to draw the stress down at night. and these miners are out there and after a while their hair gets so long they have to climb newspaper a tree to get a hair cut. 21:10:28and sooner or later one of those miners is going to get out a clipper and cut somebody's hair. when that happens, mr. speaker, that somebody else will line up and disease, that's a pretty good hair cut for what i need out here. so he'll get in the line and climb into the chair and there will be a second hair cut, then a third hair cut and after a 21:10:44while, this fellow that's pretty good cutting hair will be so busy being a barber he doesn't have time to pick up his pick axe and mine for gold. then he decides, i'm going to have to charge you guys. you're taking me out of my cash flow endeavor. and so he begins to charge the people that he's cutting their 21:11:01hair, maybe a dime for a hair cut. now he's making a little bit of money. and pretty soon, eventually, somebody else will see that and decide, i can get in this business, that guy's making a dime for every hair cut. he can cut 10 head as day, that's $1 a day, pretty good 21:11:18wages in those days, he'll do it for a nickel. then that first barber is thinking, i would be better to stay out there mining gold. so week of got two barbers that are competing, then a third and a fourth and a fifth. and pretty soon the first barber 21:11:32that got in, he decides that it isn't fair because he has all of this technological equipment, egot the electric clippers and he's got the -- he's got the electric clippers and he's got the nice clean sheet to put around their neck and he's better at taking care of those ingrown hairs and he does a 21:11:50little antiseptic while he's at it and his equipment is clean and well maintained and the other guy has a pair of sisers and comb. so he'll go to the -- scissors and a comb. so he'll go to the state legislature and argue that barbers should be licensed so there's a standard quality of 21:12:04care for hair cuts. it isn't because he believes so much in that standard of quality of care. it's because he knows that he 21:12:20can regulate some of his competition out of business. that's what goes on in the barber shops, in the gold mining towns in colorado 150 years ago, but that's also what goes on in big business in the united states of america today. that's what's going on, mr. speaker. big business says, come and regulate me because it's a cost of doing business at big business level, the 21:12:37multimillion-dollar level. and by the way, those people who can only do business down in the few millions, they're not going to be able to compete. so we should not accept big business as the purest form of free enterprise capitalism. we should look at big business as coming here to this capitol 21:12:53to ask us to level the playing field. all the while they're looking to turn onto a playing field that it's often difficult for small business to climb into. so, mr. speaker, that is the status of big businesses remainlation versus small 21:13:09business regulation and it sets the tone for -- it sets the tone for, i think, what we're about to take up next. although i recognize, i recognize that in a moment we will be asked to yield for the esteemed chair of the rules 21:13:23committee as soon as she gets prepared. but in the meantime i see that the gentleman from texas is about prepared to get prepared and so at this point i would suggest that, mr. speaker, we need to take a look at this 21:13:39regulation that's coming in from the senate and the regulation of the financial services industry and the credit industry in america. this idea that here in the united states of america we would establish government entities that would look in on 21:13:56every business in america, anybody that's got a credit transaction, with whether it would be a.i.g. doing business -- whether it would be a.i.g. doing business with a large investment bank or some smaller entity, mr. speaker, i'll pick 21:14:11that up in a moment but i'd be so happy to yield so that the gentlelady it conduct business. Slaughter, L. (D-NY):i'll only take 30 seconds, mr. speaker. THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE:for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york rise? 21:14:24Slaughter, L. (D-NY):i send to the desk a privileged report for filing under the rule. THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE:the clerk will report the title. THE CLERK:report to accompany house resolution 1392, a resolution waiving a requirement of clause 6-a of rule 13 with respect to consideration of 21:14:40certain resolutions reported from the committee on rules and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules. Slaughter, L. (D-NY):thank you, mr. speaker. THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE:referred to the house calendar and ordered to be printed. the gentleman from iowa. 21:14:58King, S. (R-IA):thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, as i watch this regulation that's coming through in the financial services component of this, that's a regulation that sets up tim geithner, the secretary of the treasury, to decide which businesses are too big to be allowed to fail, which 21:15:14businesses would be deemed to fail and all he needs is the agreement of the fdic and the agreement of the secretary of the chairman of the fed and those things concern me a great deal. 21:15:34but this conversation could go in any direction, because i am prepared to yield to my good friend, the gentleman and judge from texas, louie gohmert. Gohmert (R-TX):i want to follow up on that very point. 21:15:46we're told there's going to be a financial reform bill that sounds more like a financial deform bill. all these reforms end up being deformities. but this in particular, financial reform, to get us out 21:16:04of the mess that had been building through the 1990's and through this past decade, the last 20 years? and nonetheless, as i understand, in this bill we're going to take up, it still has 21:16:22the systemic risk council that is going to pick the winners and losers in america. that is so grossly un-american. it has no place in our law 21:16:39coming out of this body. that's kind of thing that the revolution was started over that some king was going to get to tell them who would be the 21:16:52business that would stand and who would fall. because the americans here wanted to be able to let the market decide that. now one thing we've seen, and it's been accentuated, is you do need a government that will 21:17:11ensure that people play fairly and play right. we saw that down on the coast as president obama expressed that we have gotten a relationship too cozy between his administration and the big 21:17:28oil companies. we've had people say on television, the republicans took contribution, the democrats take contributions, but it was the department of interior in 1988, 1998, 1999, some of the clinton 21:17:50administration, people that pulled the language from the offshore leases that would allow the oil companies ultimately to make millions and millions and millions at the expense of the government and the taxpayer getting full value 21:18:06for the leases for those offshore oil and gas developments. when we had the inspector general in front of us in the natural resources hearing a couple of years ago, i asked why he had not talked to the 21:18:22couple of people that the inspector general said were apparently responsible for that language being pulled out of the leases that hurt the revenue of the government and helped the massive oil 21:18:39companies at the time. he said well they're government service, we can't talk to them. certainly you can at least try to talk to them by thptor general indicated they left 21:18:55government service. after i heard the president announce that we had to end the cozy relationship between people in his administration and the big oil company, i wonder whatever happened to those two people? 21:19:10it turns out one of the people that apparently the inspector general did not talk to, but felt probably had the best information on why that language was left out turns out when she was not working for 21:19:28the government, she went and worked for a company called british petroleum. perhaps my friend has heard of british petroleum. in fact, after the inspector general said he couldn't talk 21:19:42to her about why that language was pulled that helped the oil company so much during 1998-1999, and why she would pull language that hurt our government, turns out she has 21:19:59now returned to government service, in fact, did last summer this administration hired her to be the deputy assistant secretary of m.m.s. the minerals management 21:20:15service. it is the agency of this administration that is supposed to ensure that blowout preventers work properly. well, we've got people here in the house that have asked for 21:20:33the results of the test that were done by m.m.s. within two weeks of the blowout preventers failing and apparently, the information has come back from this administration's m.m.s., we're not providing that 21:20:50information to you. maybe a democratic chairman of a committee, but not to you guys. you would think that this was public information that m.m.s. would want to be as transparent as they're demand that the c.i.a. be. 21:21:06but apparently they're not willing to be as transparent as they want the c.i.a. to be. they're more in the nature of on security, like the federal reserve continues to try to be and is. so they won't release the 21:21:23information of how badly bungled the test was. you have to figure it didn't go well or they would have released that information to show that they were exonerated, that they did proper tests. in fact, as a trial judge, back in my days in the courtroom, 21:21:43oftentimes, one side would produce evidence to show that the fact that there is no evidence indicates a fact. and i think here, the fact that they won't produce those test results indicates that the 21:21:59m.m.s., this administration that is too cozy with british petroleum, because of the interactive business that's gone on here, it must not have gone well. certainly, i yield to my friend. 21:22:13Gohmert (R-TX):just reclaiming, i'm standing here thinking, we're drawing a rational conclusion that m.m.s. -- the mineral managements -- minerals management service would not release the information that showed the result of the testing of the blowout preventer. 21:22:29Gohmert (R-TX):if they'd actually done the testing, actually. Gohmert (R-TX):there's reports out there that's -- that there's testing that failed some 10 days or so before the test failed. i don't want to start a rumor. but are we drawing a rational 21:22:47conclusion that we could have a government we have to draw conclusions from based on their response, or lack of response, not the answer to the question? i yield. Gohmert (R-TX):it would certainly 21:23:02appear that's exactly right. if the m.m.s. of this administration will not produce the records to show exactly what testing was done and exactly what the results were, which should be public record, for heaven's sake, they're 21:23:19public waters, controlled by our government, if they're not producing those records, then you've got to pretty well figure it would not make this administration look very good. Gohmert (R-TX):but we've got an open 21:23:38government. this is the most open, the most honest government in history and we're drawing conclusions based upon not getting an answer as opposed to the answer we might get if they would simply give us the information. 21:23:54this really saddens my heart to hear this, i'm not surprised, but it saddens my heart, mr. gohmert. Gohmert (R-TX):and that also brings you can ba -- us back to the problem with the federal reserve and the secretary of 21:24:07the treasury and yes, we had 21:24:10some people saying, we've got to confirm timothy geithner as the secretary of the treasury, because he worked with paulson in the early days of tarp. he knows the plan that tells me he should never have been 21:24:24confirmed if he worked with paulson on the original plan because it was a disaster and it should never have been allowed to have happened as it did. but now we've got these guys, federal reserve, head of the treasury, they're going to pick 21:24:39the winners and losers in the country. i yield. Gohmert (R-TX):would we go choose some mainline i.v. drug user off the street to go in and do i.v.'s in the hospital because they happen to have had the kind of experience that they're good at it, even though it's 21:24:57illegal? if somebody was proficient in how they operated turbo tax, was able to avoid their taxes that means they'd be a good person to have as head of the i.r.s., so they could set up a system to prevent other people 21:25:13paying a -- paying taxes? Gohmert (R-TX):it's an interesting issue. secretary geithner had great problems complying with his certification four years in a row where he swore he would pay the tax that was shown on the form and certified that they 21:25:29would just pay him that money, he would pay it, then he didn't pay it. but in answer to the question, i guess an analogy comes to mind, the f.b.i., for example, the gentleman that was -- there 21:25:47was a movie about, shofse good at forging and acting as someone else, he could create a forged document out of anything. the f.b.i. ended up hiring him because he was so good at forging checks and making fraudulent checks, the f.b.i. 21:26:04hired him because he knew more about ways to cheat other people and to cheat the government, they felt like he could be of immense help and apparently was and has helped -- as i understand it, helped 21:26:20prepare more secure documents and more secure institutions because he was so good at cheating those very institutions. Gohmert (R-TX):so that's not tax cheelts. 21:26:40Gohmert (R-TX):maybe that was the thinking, this guy would be the expert of not paying taxes, maybe that's who we want in charge of the tax entity, the i.r.s. it's an interesting point. but it still cuts to my core to think that the land of the 21:26:59free, home of the brave is being converted into a land of the unfree, where liberties are taken away because people have decided the secretary of 21:27:17treasury, the federal reserve chairman, get to pick and choose what entities, what banks get to stand when the smoke clears. what happened to competition? why not let people play and 21:27:33play fairly and just enforce their rules. that's why -- that's what is needed here. we don't need a federal government telling what companies that they are going to support and never let them 21:27:47fail, because as soon as the federal government says, we're not going to ever let this bank or this company fail, then that's going to be the last one standing because they know they can operate in the red and their competition can't do that. 21:28:02and at the send of the day that government-supported entity or bank will end up being the one left. that is outrageous. it is un-american. and anybody that would stand for that proposition, that we're not going to let these companies compete fairly, we're 21:28:20going to come in and pick the winners and losers. they need to start wearing a name tag that says, king george iii wannabe. i want to pick the winners and losers. i want to tell you who prevails and who doesn't. 21:28:34i will tell you who ends up getting to be the dominant force in america. instead of letting people live in freedom and in liberty and pursue happiness and pursue opportunity. the constitution never 21:28:51guaranteed equality of outcome. it guaranteed equality of opportunity. and that's what ought to be done. anybody that says they support a systemic risk council that gets to pick the winners and 21:29:09losers, these are too big to fail, we can't let them fail, they are enemies of this country, as it was founded. Gohmert (R-TX):reclaiming my time, then i have to pose the question, if you're in business if you're an investment banker, for example, if you have a 21:29:24large credit operation going on, and you've watched the barney frank bill and the chris dodd bill and now your knees have to be knocking on what might be going on in a future conference committee that's going to produce a bill that likely spills out here here to the house for passage, sent to 21:29:41the senate and rammed through there, put on the president's desk we know the president will sign the bill. but what is your business model? say you're providing credit transactions, mr. speaker, to a large portion of america, whether it's credit cards or whether it is the toxic assets 21:29:57of mortgage-backed securities, the subprime loans that might be out there. whatever it might be. now if you're sitting there with billions of dollars in those kinds of assets and you're making your profit off those margins of the assets 21:30:11going through, i'm going to suggest that if you don't already have a lobbyist, you better hire a bunch of them. bring them into this congress and start to convince people like chairman of the financial services committee, barney frank and the majority of the members on that committee, 21:30:28others, perhaps through the ways and means committee, start to work your ankle. because your business mot el, mr. speaker, is no longer that of providing the most competitive, most service oriented, most customer-focused service there is. your business model is, do what 21:30:44you have to do out here on the streets in the business world of america, treat customers fine, come to washington and get that playing field, not level, but tipped in your favor, because you can't do business without so you have the kind of chips when the time comes that the regulators would 21:31:00come in and take a look at your balance sheet and determine, well you weren't quite big enough to be allowed to fail so we're going to shove you into receivership and we'll chop you up and deal you out to our preferred companies. i know the model, i know the 21:31:16papt patern, even though it's done in a pretty good fashion with the fdic when a company has to go under. in the 1980's we had 3,000 banks that went under. they were split up, sometimes, and dealt out and sold to other investors that had a better 21:31:33track record with managing banks. all right. that was good and it works well in the micro version. but when you -- when you get into the macro version of big business and you have tim geithner as the secretary of the 21:31:49treasury making the decision on a business that's too big to be allowed to fail and calling in sheila bare and calling in ben bernanke and saying, don't you agree, they're too big to be alloyd to fail, so -- allowed to fail so let's prop these people 21:32:06up? what would help is if we deal the assets of that company over into the company that's too big to fail. you pick the winners and pick the losers out of government and who wins? the people that pay the lobbyists, the people that have 21:32:19paid for the most political influence. government cannot make rational decisions on business. they make political decisions on business. peter walson spoke today on fannie mae and freddie mac. the american enterprise institute scholar, one of the 21:32:35brightest minds that we have on free enterprise economics in america. a very solid man and many times i've listened to him imlume nate the issue -- illuminate the issue for me. he spoke today about fannie mae and freddie mac. and his sense is that they 21:32:51aren't yet nationalized. that they're still a quasi-government. my position is that they aren't actualized because the government calls all their shots and we've got roughly $50 billion each dumped into each of them and another $50 billion rolled on top that have $100 billion so around $130 billion 21:33:09range peter thinks that thress not $360 billion but $400 billion in losses that will have to be swallowed up by the american taxpayers. and we knew, and we know now that we were looking at $5.5 trillion in contingent 21:33:24liabilities that the federal taxpayers would have to swallow if fannie and freddie were flushed down completely the way the markets might drive them. Gohmert (R-TX):will the gentleman yield? king concluding my statement and yielding, that was -- Gohmert (R-TX):concluding my 21:33:39statement and yielding, fannie mae and freddie mac is an example of how government can't set values, neither can they evaluate risk because they're doing political calculations based on political pressure, not economic calculations based upon the risk of success and failure. i yield to the gentleman from texas. Gohmert (R-TX):just asking will 21:33:55the gentleman yield for a question, if he would? Gohmert (R-TX):i would. Gohmert (R-TX):with regard to the financial deform package that apparently is going to be coming 21:34:08to the house, is the gentleman aware of whether or not these two entities, fannie and freddie, that kicked us into a spiral downward in the fall of 2008, whether they're included 21:34:24in this reform package? is there any reform of these two entities that nearly brought our economic house of cards down? i yield back. King, S. (R-IA):reclaiming. in scowering the financial reform package in the barney 21:34:41frank bill or the chris dodd bill and setting up the word search and chasing it through there, mr. speaker, i don't find anything in either one of those bills that addresses the necessary form for fannie mae and freddie mac. they are completely insulated and i recall the debate here on 21:34:58the floor of the house in october 26, 2005, that the chairman of the financial services committee, mr. frank, was very much engaged in. he came to the floor to vigorously oppose an amendment that was offered by mr. leech of iowa that would have established 21:35:15higher levels of collateralization for fannie mae and freddie mac, higher stads -- standards for underwriting in the secondary market and higher standards for capitalization for fannie and freddie. the vigorous opposition that mr. 21:35:29frank flowed out on that day and the gentleman from texas remembers the exchange that took place on the thursday before easter in 2009, here on this floor, the gentleman from texas was there. the gentleman from massachusetts 21:35:44there. i think me up there somewhere. as we talked about what had happened with fannie mae and freddie mac and in that debate on october 26, 2005, the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. frank, said, if you're going to invest in shares of fannie and freddie, don't do so 21:36:00believing that he would ever vote to bail out fannie mae and freddie mac. because he would never do that. he would let them go down instead. that's the core and the essence of the statement that was headpy -- made by the gentleman from massachusetts who now is the chairman of the financial services committee. well, we know what's happened. 21:36:17fannie and freddie have been bailed out. and on that day the gentleman from massachusetts said that he wasn't biased, in favor of or against fannie or freddie, because the man whom he'd had an intimate relationship was not a 21:36:33senior executive. it's in the congressional record. i don't pull this out of thin air. i suggest, mr. speaker, that you check the record. for me, that's an astonishing confession, to draw a fine line between the reason for bias and not bias is because this 21:36:50individual was not a senior but more apparently a junior executive for fannie mae. and so that's a little too ins mat -- intimate for me, mr. speaker. i don't choose to go there any further except to point out that a lot of things going on in this 21:37:05united states government that are not what meets the eye. there are undercurrents here that threaten to swallow up the united states of america. there's a driven philosophy on this side of the aisle that wants to swallow up free enterprise capitalism, that 21:37:19abhors the words of capitalism. there's a driven philosophy that's reflected by 77 members of the progressive caucus, who come to this floor with their blue charts and say, come visit our website. well, not that long ago, a few years ago, the progressive website was hosted by, managed 21:37:38by and taken care of by the socialists in america. but when they took a little bit of heat, they decided they would manage their own website, so they didn't have to take the criticism. so the socialists ran the 21:37:52progressives' website. and now the d.s.a. -- dsausa.org. it stands for democratic socialists of america, dsausa.org, mr. speaker, you should go visit that website and understand who your colleagues 21:38:09are. 77 of them are self-professed progressives. the progressives, according to the socialist website, are their legislative arm. they write that they are not communists, they're socialists. 21:38:24that's a step above a communist. they don't want to nationalize everything, they just want to nationalize the fortune 500 companies in america. and they've got a big start on it. and they don't run candidates on the banner or under the 21:38:39political party calls the socialists because there's a stigma attached to being a socialist in america. so what do they could, mr. speaker? -- do, mr. speaker? they push the candidates that are self-professed progressives. progressives are not distinct from socialist, they're one and 21:38:55the same. they're just wearing a little bit different color jersey and they're the people here who have driven the idea that we should national ites the fortune 500 companies, nationalize the oil refinery industry, mr. hinchey 21:39:08of new york, take over the oil industry, maxine watters from los angeles, and operate these fortune 500 companies and i quote, for the benefit of the people affected about i them, closed quote -- by them, closed 21:39:21quote. that's the unions. the speaker is a member. the speaker advocated and said that she would not give, in the case of the car companies, bargaining advantage of the automakers over that of the unions. right off of the web page of the 21:39:37socialists. and she followed through on it and today 17.5% of general motors is owned by the unions without a cash outlay, without a concession of any kind, the president of the united states, who voted to the left of self-professed senator bernie 21:39:52sanders, crammed that down the throats of the investors, the security investors in general motors and now we have the unions owning 17.5%. the federal government owning 61% and the canadian government owning 12.5% of general motors. exactly off of the playbook of 21:40:10the socialist website, mr. speaker. the american people need to go visit the website, they need to understand the playbook is written. it's being carried out by the progressives in this congress, 77 of them are the core driving force here. 21:40:25when you add to that the congressional black caucus, the hispanic caucus, a whole lot of these people that are self-segregating caucuses instead of integrated caucuses, you understand who's running america today, mr. speaker. i yield to the gentleman from texas. King, S. (R-IA):if we go back to 21:40:41the day that the wall street bailout passed, that first week in october of 2008, i made the statement that when the federal government buys private assets 21:41:00and holds them in order to try to make money, when the federal government decides it's going to start trying to make money for the taxpayer, it's called socialism. 21:41:17and i was belittled by colleagues that served here in this body for saying that it was socialist. one person even said, well, i only know three socialists in america and they're all against the wall street bailout. well, i was pretty depressed and 21:41:36devastated when the wall street bailout passed. the next morning, saturday morning, i was watching neil cavuto and he had the presidential nominee of the 21:41:50socialist party and the socialist candidate for president being interviewed by neil cavuto, was asked, basically, what's the deal? i thought you guys were against 21:42:05the tarp bailout, the wall street bailout? and now this morning you're saying it was a good thing. and in essence, the presidential nominee of the socialist party said, well, yes, they were against the tarp wall street 21:42:23bailout, in essence they didn't feel like the government should pay anything to take over the assets they were taking over. but once it passed and was signed into law, they realized, this is probably the greatest 21:42:38day for socialists in american history. because the federal government has begun the takeover in a substantial way of private assets. and of course he went on to say now that they've made this 21:42:55wonderful great step of taking over socializing, nationalizing private assets from the financial sector, the government just needs to go in and finish taking over the rest of the financial sector because, as he said, because we know then the 21:43:13government takeover of all of that area would not be done out of greed and so they would do a much better job of spreading the wealth around the country and under the present system greed rules the day and just that 21:43:31great wonderful step of the tarp bailout, socializing america, as he saw it, just needed to be followed by the final step of completing the takeover of the financial sector. 21:43:43so the gentleman from iowa is exactly right according to the presidential candidate of the socialist party in 2008, this is a socialist move to nationalize more and more of the assets just 21:44:00as the presidential nominee of the socialist had hoped would happen. 21:44:06i yield back. King, S. (R-IA):reclaiming and thanking the gentleman from texas, i'd point out into the record, mr. speaker, that some months ago the secretary of the treasury, tim geithner, came before a couple of committees, financial services and ag. and the question that i posed to him and he was bound to answer 21:44:21that question under oath was, made the point that president obama was elected at least in part because he had declared and effectively made an argument, however it might have been true or untrue, that president bush had gone into iraq without an 21:44:38exit strategy. so i made the point in my question that president obama had engaged in, supported and participated in the nationalization of about half of our private sector. and that is the three large investment banks, a.i.g., fannie 21:44:53mae and freddie mac, general motors, chrysler, i didn't go on into the nationalization of our skin and everything inside it, which is obamacare, but in that letter that he was obligated to answer under oath, two months late irgot a response back. i do want to give secretary 21:45:10geithner credit. there are some members of this cabinet that simply don't answer my letters. they have -- they apparently don't think they're accountable to members of congress and they don't think that we might decide to send them a little less money when they decide to do the budget. 21:45:24geithner did answer the letter. it was seven pages long and took two months to get it back and it's not a particular complaint of mine because i know that it's difficult to make the machinery of government work. but this those seven pages of answering the question, what is 21:45:40your exit strategy for taking over all of these huge chunks of the private sector? his answer was, well, it's not a written strategy and he would know when the time was right and he would execute that when the time is right. in other words, don't you be 21:46:01asking me. i'm secretary of the treasury, i don't answer to you or anybody else. i'm going to submit this. there is no plan. there's no exit strategy. the president of the united states is delighted to have these companies taken over by 21:46:20the federal government, as are most of the members of the cabinet, because it fits in with the website of the democratic socialist of america there used to be some resistance on this side of the aisle when someone applied -- 21:46:39when when someone implied the president is a socialist. but president obama voted to 21:46:56the left of bernie sanders, and when i saw the picture of the president next to hugo chavez 21:47:10and he's doing that double-grip glad-hand handshake, you know what, hugo chavez is a piker when it comes to nationalizing. barack obama has way outdone him. 21:47:26i don't think he would have been a man who could have done that on his own he surrounded himself with people who for years worked through this vision. had i been assigned the task of writing the screen play, trying to turn america into a socialist state and if they even created for me a 21:47:43charismatic figure that matches that of the president and started me down the path on my imagination and with three years to get ready to do it, could not have unfolded a scenario close to what's reality today for the 21:47:56businesses taken over by the federal government. neither could have anticipated some of the things they're seeking to do now. but when you add these up and you add up the takeover of three large investment banks, bank of america, bear stearns, citigroup, when you see that 21:48:16a.i.g., for $180 billion, swallowed up by the federal government and fannie mae and freddie mac to the tune of $130 billion and perhaps another $400 billion piled on top of that and still remaining at $5.5 trillion in contingent 21:48:32liability and the takeover of general motors and chrysler, both of them now under the control or influence of the federal government being managed now exactly off the socialist website, run for the benefit of the people affected 21:48:46by them, close quote? the unions who made no concession whatsoever except to concede future claims that they think are going to be paid anyway by obamacare. and the student loan program, 21:49:02taken over completely, exactly within the mold of what 21:49:06happened when we had federal flood insurance that came in to provide one more competitor for the private market back in 1963, now there is no private market. now the federal government runs it all. when the federal government steps in to compete on student loans, people said, well, you 21:49:22know, we need to keep these people honest. somebody is making money off these students. now the federal government runs it all. and the president's idea was that he would set up one more insurance company to provide health insurance for americans to compete against these 21:49:38insurance company whoms he demagogued relentlessly, forgetting one more company, correct. but there existed up until obamacare passed, 1,300 health insurance companies in america. 1,300 companies that produced a 21:49:56variety of policies numbering to 100,000 policies. so who could imagine that one more company and a handful more policies was going to provide more options for people that would help with the competition, take some of the 21:50:10profits out of the industry? if these 1,300 companies competing against each other, mr. speaker, could take the profit out of the industry, how could the federal government do that? regulate and subsidize. that's what governments do. they regulate and subsidize their competition out of 21:50:27existence like they did on the flood insurance programs in 1963 and the student loan programs, cullmy nated this year and now here -- culminated this year, and now here we are, obamacare, the law of the land 21:50:43that nationalized not just three large investment banks, fannie and freddie, and student loan, now they've nationalized our body the most sovereign thing we have, the federal government has taken over the management of our skin and everything inside it and 21:50:59decided who will buy what policy and what the premium will be. and now they're trying to decide our diet. and now they're deciding on a mission across the country that the retailers need to cut $1.5 trillion calories out of the 21:51:14products going to these kids because 1/3 of our kids are obese, they want to cut the calories on the bag of do retoes. i think they just take a few calories out of the do retoes. 21:51:33a 150 calorie power bar gets redeuced to 90 calories because some fat kids will eat too many. but what do with we do with the 2/3 of the kid that are too skinny that need measure 150 21:51:49calories, or what we do with the fat kid who hordes three power barses for 270 calories as opposed to one at 150 calories, but we cannot put a one size fits all regulation and reduce calories going into 21:52:06kids for energy and growth. more kids need more food, rather than all kids need less food. so those kids that are overweight they need more exercise. and maybe they need to watch their diet a little bit, that's education and that's parents, 21:52:20yes. but don't starve the hungry kids to so that those who are eating too much have to work harder to keep getting too much. the super nanny state that -- the recycling of all these components. here, the speaker of the house and the house of 21:52:36representatives has decreed that you can't go to the cafe over here and eat an only let unless the eggs that are broken from are from a free-range hen. i think the chicken is probably not free range, it doesn't taste like free range to me. 21:52:53but the eggs are from a free range hen. the paper, the napkins around the capitol, most of them are brown. because they're recycled paper. when i go look at my coffee filters, i wonder why they're running over, they're recycled paper. 21:53:09so we have these decrees that come down from on high and the light bulbs themselveses are regulated by the speaker of the house. how much nanny state does this country need? and how much nanny state can we stand? 21:53:25i want american people making their own decisions. free market economy. i want to be able to exercise all their constitutional rights. i want them to be able to own guns and defend themselves and hunt and target shoot and be in a position to defend us against tyranny. 21:53:41if we do not -- there's something about constitutional rights and liberty. it's use it or lose it. if you don't use it, you'll lose it. you've got to use your freedom of speech, religion, assembly, press, second amendment right, you've got to exercise those 21:53:57rights. we must do so. mr. speaker, we have to take this country back. and i yield back the balance of my time. i thank the gentleman from 21:54:05texas for joining me tonight. THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE:under the speaker's announced spoil of january 6, 2009, the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from arizona, ms. giffords, for 60 minutes. 21:54:37Giffords (D-AZ):thank you, mr. speaker. i rise tonight to address the border security crisis that's part of daily life in my southern arizona district, in arizona's eighth congressional district. i'm proud to represent one of the most diverse parts of the entire country. i represent a district that's 21:54:56over 9,000 square miles and is one of 10 u.s.-mexico border districts. the u.s.-mexico -- mexico border has changed a lot over the years. i'm a third generation arizonan. 21:55:10i represent a lot of people who are multigeneration arizonans. after years of building up the word for the california and texas, there's been a systematic funneling of illegal immigration, the flow of traffic, illegally, through southern arizona. this has become the most po 21:55:27rouse part of the u.s.-mexico border. today, together, my constituents live in a situation on the front lines of a national border security crisis. we live and breathe the federal government's failure to secure the board we are mexico and every day, my constituents are 21:55:43subjected to home invasions and to burglaries and to cut water lines and to graffiti, an unbelievable amount of garbage and trash left behind by illegal immigrants who are crossing through the border and by people increasingly who are drug smugglers, people that are 21:56:01human smugglers, the cutting of fences, the threats and intimidation by armed smugglers and the violence they experience on their own land, their own ranches, their own property. in this hour, i'm going to talk 21:56:16about action i and others have taken along the u.s.-mexico border. more importantly, i'm going to talk about the lives of people i represent, the people of cochise county, the ranchers who live on the u.s.-mexico border. 21:56:30it's always been my belief that if the decisionmaker here's in washington if they could hear, the stories, the impact that illegal immigration has on the lives my constituents there would be greater action here in washington. a decision -- that decisionmakers, elected 21:56:46official, people in the administration, they would move to greatly enhance the security along the u.s.-mexico border. so that's what we're going to talk about tonight. i think it's important to begin this hour with the most heart-wrenching story of all. 21:57:02the tragic death of robert trents, a fourth generation rancher, whose family has been on his land for over 100 years. actually, the cents family has had their ranch before arizona achieved statehood. 21:57:18on march 27, rob crants was murdered by an assailant, who was tracked to the mexico border. he and his dog were both ruthlessly murdered on his land. they were left to die. they were shot. law enforcement officials 21:57:33belief that rob was killed by a smuggler. next to me is a photograph of rob and his brother phil, the two crents brothers. this was -- cents brothers. this was run of the front page of the "tucson weekly." 21:57:52this tells it all. you see them, the tack room their boots, their hands, their lives represented. reportedly -- a reporter wrote the companion story in which he interviewed the family and 21:58:08neighbors. he wrote, what has to be noted first is the nevittability of what happened. something like the krentz murder was coming and everybody knew it. the stories residents told this newspaper of the frustration they feel in trying to keep property and family safe in 21:58:27smuggler-occupied territory were like a freight train in the night. down the tracks you see the faint light coming closer and closer. on march 27 in cochise county, the train arrived. the aftershock has been so 21:58:42powerful because the killing exploded the lie about the secure boarder that washington, d.c. has been working hard to promote. its front page, "the tucson weekly" asked the question, will the murder of a respected cochise county rancher change 21:58:57anything on our board her tonight, i ask the same question. will the murder of robert krenz 21:59:07, a respected rancher in my district, will it change anything on the board her it has changed. we know that today. the president announced the deployment of the national guard to the u.s.-mexico border. i knew rob krentz, i knew his family he participated in 21:59:24meetings i convened between ranchers and border patrol. he was a family man. he was a good neighbor. and he was a friend to all who knew him. he was described as a humanitarian who would give 21:59:38water and aid to illegal immigrants who suffered from heat exhaustion and physical injury as they treked from mexico across his land. he was, like fellow ranchers out in cochise county a straight talker and he, like them, saw their lives change by 21:59:54the increased flow of illegal immigrants and drug smugglers. tonight i'll share additional stories about the ranchers in this area and call on my colleague in demanding that our government step up and co-more, the responsibility here in