The lost war
A2 / France 2
USA: TALK SHOW GAY CRUSH MURDER TRIAL: VERDICT
TAPE_NUMBER: EF99/0949 IN_TIME: 15:33:49 // 18:49:54 - 19:17:35 - 19:48:18 LENGTH: 02:11 SOURCES: POOL/ABC RESTRICTIONS: ABC = No North America/CBC/Internet FEED: VARIOUS (THE ABOVE TIME-CODE IS TIME-OF-DAY) SCRIPT: English/Nat A man who gunned down a gay acquaintance after a taping of the U-S "Jenny Jones Show" is facing life in prison. Jonathan Schmitz was found guilty of second-degree murder at his re-trial in Michigan. Victim Scott Amedure had revealed a gay crush on Schmitz during the show. Schmitz could be sentenced to life for the March 1995 death of Amedure, which occurred three days after the two taped a segment for the talk show, an episode which never aired. The verdict came in Thursday from a jury in Pontiac, Michigan. It took the Oakland County Circuit Court jury less than three hours to come to the decision to find Jonathan Schmitz guilty of the murder of Scott Amedure. SOUNDBITE: (English) "Have you received a verdict. Would you please read the verdict from the verdict form" SUPERCAPTION: Judge Wendy Potts, Circuit Judge UPSOUND: (English) Verdict being read "Second degree murder guilty. Fellany firearm guilty." SUPERCAPTION: Jury Schmitz's attorney, Jerome Sabbota, sought a lesser verdict of manslaughter, saying in Wednesday's closing arguments that Amedure had continued to pursue Schmitz after the show to the point that Schmitz lost all reason. He said Amedure lied to Schmitz about the show, entitled "Same-Sex Secret Crushes." Sabbota argued that Amedure's constant harrasment of Schmitz would have caused any reasonable person to snap. Prosecutor Donna Pendergast told jurors that Schmitz had seriously over reacted. It was the third time a jury considered who was responsible for the shooting, which led to debate over ambush tactics sometimes used by talk shows like Jones'. But this trial avoided many of the arguments that filled Schmitz's first murder trial in 1996 and April's trial of a lawsuit brought against Warner Bros., the corporate parent of the show. In the civil case, a jury awarded Amedure's family 25 (M) million U-S dollars. That verdict is being appealed. Schmitz was found guilty of second-degree murder in 1996 and sentenced to 25 to 50 years in prison, but the verdict was thrown out on appeal due to errors in jury selection. In the latest trial, however, Schmitz's defence was not allowed to bring up his mental history as a factor in the killing. Sabbota also did not blame the show, nor did he call Jones to testify as she had in the other trials. Sentencing is scheduled for September 14. SHOTLIST: xfa Pontiac, Michigan, USA August 26, 1999 and file. POOL 1. Close-up of Jonathan Schmitz walking into courtroom 2. Close-up of Schmitz rising as judge walks into room 3. Wide view of courtroom 4. Close-up Schmitz 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Judge Wendy Potts, Circuit Judge 6. UPSOUND: (English) Verdict being read 7. Close-up Schmitz 8. Pan view Schmitz being led from courtroom 9. Close-up views family member's hugging FILE ABC - No Access North America/CBC/Internet 10. Various views of Jenny Jones show?
Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak (10/21/1996)
Freezer Granny In Court (07/25/1996)
The grandmother accused of chopping up her granddaughter and storing her body parts in a freezer is in court today ... she reportedly wants to skip the trial and go right to the electric chair. She told police at the time of her arrest that she killed the little girl because nobody cared about her and she would have a terrible life.
APTN 1830 PRIME NEWS NORTH AMERICA
AP-APTN-1830 North America Prime News -Final Friday, 9 April 2010 North America Prime News US Church Abuse 04:17 AP Clients Only REPLAY AP EXCLUSIVE Letter signed by future pope shows he didn't defrock abusive US priest ++Iran Nuclear 02:07 NO ACCESS BBC PERSIAN/VOA PERSIAN NEW Ceremony to mark National Day of Nuclear Technology Mideast US 02:18 Pt No Israel REPLAY Political scientist on Netanyahu's decision to call off trip to US NKorea US Nuclear 01:12 Pt No Access NKorea/APTN Clients Only REPLAY NKorea denounces Obama's nuclear policy as "hostile" Russia US Adoption 01:32 No Access Russia REPLAY Adoption freeze urged after boy returned to Russia Kyrgyzstan Politics 2 03:17 AP CLients Only WRAP Otunbayeva says Putin has offered economic help ADDS bites SAfrica Funeral 2 01:19 AP Clients Only REPLAY Burial of white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche SAfrica World Cup 02:31 AP Clients Only REPLAY Terror threat, AWB murder causes security concerns ahead of World Cup ++Haiti Protest 01:40 AP Clients Only NEW Displaced protest against being moved from tent city Cuba Russia 01:56 AP Clients Only REPLAY Russia's oldest tall ship sails into Havana as part of 65th WW2 anniv B-u-l-l-e-t-i-n begins at 1830 GMT. APEX 04-09-10 1456EDT -----------End of rundown----------- AP-APTN-1830: US Church Abuse Friday, 9 April 2010 STORY:US Church Abuse- REPLAY AP EXCLUSIVE Letter signed by future pope shows he didn't defrock abusive US priest LENGTH: 04:17 FIRST RUN: 1730 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 642510 DATELINE: Los Angeles - 9 April 2010/File LENGTH: 04:17 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY CTV - AP CLIENTS ONLY LAW ENFORCEMENT HANDOUT - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: CTV - AP CLIENTS ONLY Rome, Italy - 4 April 2010 1. Pope Benedict emerging on balcony of St. Peter's Basilica on Easter Sunday and waving to pilgrims AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Los Angeles, California - 9 April 2010 2. 1985 letter written by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger to the Diocese of Oakland, scroll down to see Ratzinger's signature 3. Close shot of Ratzinger's signature LAW ENFORCEMENT HANDOUT - AP CLIENTS ONLY Date/Location Unknown 4. Still photo of defrocked priest Rev. Stephen Kiesle AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Union City, California - 8 April 2010 5. Exteriors of the Our Lady of the Rosary parish school, where Kiesle pleaded no contest to molesting two boys 6. Mid shot of cross on top of the school LAW ENFORCEMENT HANDOUT - AP CLIENTS ONLY Location Unknown - May 2002 7. Still photo of defrocked priest Rev. Stephen Kiesle AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Rome, Italy - 4 April 2010 8. Pan left from Apostolic Palace to St. Peter's Basilica AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Los Angeles, California - 8 April 2010 9. Attorney Irwin Zalkin sitting at his desk, tilt down to book 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Irwin Zalkin, lawyer for Kiesle Victims: "The pattern and practice of Cardinal Ratzinger was to delay the process, because there was a concern that if all of the sudden you're laicising numbers of priests, somebody is going to start asking questions: 'What's going on? Why is this happening? Why are we losing these priests? What is the issue?' And so it would be in their best interest for this process to drag on, for there to be a sort of a serial way of letting these guys go over time, that it wouldn't be as apparent that something was wrong." CTV - AP CLIENTS ONLY Vatican City - 2002 (Exact date unknown) 11. Ratzinger beside Pope John Paul II during Mass in final year's of his life CTV - AP CLIENTS ONLY Castel Gandolfo, Italy - 9 September 1997 12. Ratzinger with Pope John Paul II AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Los Angeles, California - 9 April 2010 13. Graphic showing letter written by Ratzinger; words on side read 'grave significance' 14. Graphic of same letter; words read "good of the universal church" 15. Graphic of same letter; words read "detriment that granting the dispensation can provoke within" 16. SOUNDBITE: (English) Irwin Zalkin, lawyer for Kiesle Victims: "Their biggest concern was how to protect the Universal Church from any scandal. Scandal was considered a sin and if evidence or information were to get out and become public about the depth and the breath and the insidious nature of the problem of priests and other religious committing these crimes, it would for sure provoke scandal." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY San Ramon, California - 9 April 2010 17. Cutaway Maurine Behrend, who worked with the Youth Ministry with Kiesle at St Joseph Church: 18. Cutaway Behrend pointing to letter written to church officials 19. SOUNDBITE: (English) Maurine Behrend, worked with the Youth Ministry with Kiesle at St Joseph Church: "I had read obviously about the stuff going on in Europe at the moment and there's a way of being ignorant that isn't your fault and there's a way of being ignorant that is your fault and then there is denial. And I think most bishops and priests know that." 20. Cutaway of Behrend AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Oakland, California - 8 April 2010 21. SOUNDBITE: (English), John Cummins, Oakland Bishop: "I didn't care for him, I didn't know him, I'd been in Sacramento. He was trouble." 22. SOUNDBITE: (English), John Cummins, Oakland Bishop: "I wish I did write to Cardinal Ratzinger, I didn't think I was that smart." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Rome, Italy - 4 April 2010 23. Bells tolling CTV - AP CLIENTS ONLY Rome, Italy - 4 April 2010 24. High angle shot St. Peter's square filled with pilgrims STORYLINE: Church files obtained exclusively by the Associated Press show that before becoming pope, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger resisted defrocking a San Francisco Bay-area priest who molested children. A 1985 letter signed by Ratzinger cited concerns about the effect that removing the priest would have on "the good of the universal church." The correspondence is the strongest challenge yet to the Vatican's insistence that Benedict played no role in blocking the removal of paedophile priests during his years as head of the Catholic Church's doctrinal watchdog office. The letter, signed by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, was typed in Latin and is part of years of correspondence between the Diocese of Oakland in California and the Vatican about the proposed defrocking of the Rev. Stephen Kiesle. The Vatican refused to comment on the contents of the letter on Friday, but a spokesman confirmed it bore Ratzinger's signature. The diocese recommended removing Kiesle from the priesthood in 1981, the year Ratzinger was appointed to head the Vatican office which shared responsibility for disciplining abusive priests. The case then languished for four years at the Vatican before Ratzinger finally wrote to Oakland Bishop John Cummins. It was still two more years before Kiesle was removed. In the November 1985 letter, Ratzinger says the arguments for removing Kiesle are of "grave significance" but added that such actions required very careful review and more time. He also urged the bishop to provide Kiesle with "as much paternal care as possible" while awaiting the decision. But the future pope also noted that any decision to defrock Kiesle must take into account the "good of the universal church" and the "detriment that granting the dispensation can provoke within the community of Christ's faithful, particularly considering the young age." Kiesle was 38 at the time. Kiesle had been sentenced in 1978 to three years' probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanour charges of lewd conduct for tying up and molesting two young boys in a San Francisco Bay area church rectory. As his probation ended in 1981, Kiesle asked to leave the priesthood and the diocese submitted papers to Rome to defrock him. In his earliest letter to Ratzinger, Bishop John Cummins warned that returning Kiesle to ministry would cause more of a scandal than stripping him of his priestly powers. California church officials wrote to Ratzinger at least three times to check on the status of Kiesle's case. At one point, a Vatican official wrote to say the file may have been lost and suggested resubmitting materials. Lawyer Irwin Zalkin, who sued the diocese on behalf of some of Kiesle's victims outlined his explanation for the delay. "The pattern and practice of Cardinal Ratzinger was to delay the process because there was a concern that if all of the sudden you're laicising numbers of priests, somebody is going to start asking questions... And so it would be in their best interest for this process to drag on, for there to be a sort of a serial way of letting these guys go over time, that it wouldn't be as apparent that something was wrong." As Kiesle's fate was being considered in Rome, the priest returned to suburban Pinole to volunteer as a youth minister at St. Joseph Church, where he had served as associate pastor from 1972 to 1975. Kiesle was ultimately stripped of his priestly powers in 1987, though the documents do not indicate when, how or why. They also don't indicate what role - if any - Ratzinger had in the decision. Kiesle continued to volunteer with children, according to Maurine Behrend, who worked in the Oakland diocese's youth ministry office in the 1980s. After learning of his history, Behrend complained to church officials. When nothing was done she wrote a letter, which she showed to the AP. "There's a way of being ignorant isn't your fault and there's a way of being ignorant that is your fault and then there is denial. And I think most bishops and priests know that," she said in an interview. Behrend said she eventually confronted Cummins, the now retired bishop, at a confirmation and Kiesle was gone a short time later. Cummins told the AP during an interview at his Oakland home that he "didn't really care for" Kiesle, but he didn't recall writing to Ratzinger concerning the case. "I wish I did write to Cardinal Ratzinger. I don't think I was that smart," he said. Kiesle was arrested and charged in 2002 with 13 counts of child molestation from the 1970s. All but two were thrown out after the US Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional a California law extending the statute of limitations. He pleaded no contest in 2004 to a felony for molesting a young girl in his Truckee home in 1995 and was sentenced to six years in state prison. Kiesle, now 63 and a registered sex offender, lives in a Walnut Creek gated community, according to his address listed on the Megan's Law sex registry. An AP reporter was turned away when attempting to reach him for comment. These latest documents follow similar documents released last week, which revealed instances of the Vatican stalling in cases involving two Arizona clergy. The Vatican has called the accusations "absolutely groundless" and said the facts were being misrepresented. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 04-09-10 1510EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: ++Iran Nuclear Friday, 9 April 2010 STORY:++Iran Nuclear- NEW Ceremony to mark National Day of Nuclear Technology LENGTH: 02:07 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: NO ACCESS BBC PERSIAN/VOA PERSIAN TYPE: Farsi/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 642462 DATELINE: Tehran - 9 April 2010 LENGTH: 02:07 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. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad walking on stage to unveil centrifuges 2. Wide of audience and stage/ UPSOUND: Applause 3. Ahmadinejad unveiling centrifuge 4. Ahmadinejad walking towards podium for speech 5. Wide interior of hall 6. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's President: "By the instalment of this centrifuge, which is completely made by Iran, as a replacement for the first-generation centrifuges, we can supply fuel for six power plants by the instalment of 60-thousand of them." 7. Wide of conference hall 8. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's President: "Today, Iranian scientists have mastered the entire nuclear technology domain. It does not mean that we are at the peak, but there is no obstacle ahead of our scientists when it comes to (nuclear) science." 9. Pan of audience 10. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's President: "In fact, you (US and West) are encouraging nations to achieve this tool (nuclear weapon). So it is a big lie when you say that you are after preventing proliferation (of nuclear weapons)." 11. Wide of audience chanting slogans 12. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President: "They (Iran's enemies) all know and are certain today that any hand from any point in the world will be cut before extending against the Iranian nation." 13. Wide interior of hall STORYLINE: Iran's president unveiled a third generation of domestically built centrifuges on Friday, declaring there was no way back from the country's nuclear programme despite opposition from the United States and its allies. Enrichment technology is of concern to the international community because it can be used to generate fuel for power stations or material for nuclear bombs. The new generation of centrifuges, which spin uranium gas at extremely high speeds to purify it, will allow Iran to produce fuel for as many as six nuclear power plants, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said. During a ceremony marking Iran's National Day of Nuclear Technology, Ahmadinejad pulled back a white curtain to reveal one of the tall, cylindrical machines to a crowd of assembled dignitaries. "Today, Iranian scientists have mastered the entire nuclear technology domain. It does not mean that we are at the peak, but there is no obstacle ahead of our scientists when it comes to (nuclear) science," Ahmadinejad said. The display capped months of announcements about the development of the new machines. Iranian officials praised the advancement as a step toward greater self-sufficiency in the face of international sanctions. US President Barack Obama's announcement on Tuesday of a new American nuclear policy enraged Iran's leaders because the guidelines classify Iran as a potential target for a nuclear attack. Obama's policy included pledges to reduce America's nuclear arsenal, refrain from nuclear tests and not use nuclear weapons against countries that do not have them. Iran and North Korea were not included in that pledge because they do not cooperate with other countries on non-proliferation standards. Ahmadinejad called the promised arsenal reduction "a big lie" aimed at allowing Washington to keep the bulk of its weapons. The policy would only encourage nations to seek a nuclear military option, he said. The head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, said the new machines were 10 times more powerful than ones now in use and had passed all necessary mechanical tests. The machines are at the core of Iran's disputed nuclear programme. The United States and its allies suspect Iran's civilian work is a cover for developing a weapons capability. Iran argues that its nuclear programme is aimed at creating a peaceful nuclear energy network to serve its growing population. Iran's first nuclear power plant is to be inaugurated later this year in the southern port of Bushehr with the help of Russia. Iran says it plans to build some 20 nuclear power plants. The US and Israel have not ruled out a military option for stopping Iran's nuclear programme if diplomacy and sanctions fail. "They (Iran's enemies) all know and are certain today that any hand from any point in the world will be cut before extending against the Iranian nation," Ahmadinejad warned on Friday. 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APTN APEX 04-09-10 1547EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Mideast US Friday, 9 April 2010 STORY:Mideast US- REPLAY Political scientist on Netanyahu's decision to call off trip to US LENGTH: 02:18 FIRST RUN: 1130 RESTRICTIONS: Pt No Israel TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/Channel 10 STORY NUMBER: 642470 DATELINE: Jerusalem - 7/9 April 2010/FILE LENGTH: 02:18 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY CHANNEL 10 - NO ACCESS ISRAEL SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Jerusalem, 9 April 2010 1. Set up shot of Avraham Diskin, political scientist at Jerusalem's Hebrew University 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Avraham Diskin, political scientist at Jerusalem's Hebrew University "What we had last time with his visit to AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) and later on the meeting with the president and his staff, I think it was very unpleasant for both parties I think. And you know, it's really part of the games. If you cannot really promote your interests and you're going just to create a very unpleasant atmosphere for both sides, it's not going to help anyone, so I think that's the consideration. That's why he decided, probably, not to go." 3. Cutaway of Diskin 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Avraham Diskin, political scientist at Jerusalem's Hebrew University "We do know that some of the people who are going to attend that conference are not, at the present time, are not really very pro-Israeli. So instead of helping each other to face these problems, we are going to waste efforts on you know, really, not very important war of propaganda. War, really, of different sides. So that's the real problem. And I think that sending Meridor (Netanyahu's deputy) instead of him is a very smart move because Meridor is in charge of the issue in the present Israeli government." 5. End shot of Diskin AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Jerusalem, 7 April 2010 6. Wide of press conference 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's Prime Minister: "I'm not concerned that anyone would think that Israel is a terrorist regime. Everybody knows a terrorist and rogue regime when they see one, and believe me, they see quite a few around Israel. Thank you" Channel 10 - No Access Israel FILE - Dimona, southern Israel, 8 August 2004 8. Various of Dimona nuclear centre STORYLINE: An Israeli political scientist said on Friday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision not to attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference on nuclear proliferation in Washington was likely made because of the current tension between the US and Israel. Officials in Netanyahu's office said that he called off the trip because he feared Israel would be singled out over its own nuclear programme. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made. President Barack Obama's national security adviser on Friday said that Israel would still have a "robust" delegation at the conference however. One political scientist, based at Jerusalem's Hebrew University, speculated that the decision lies more with current U.S.-Israel relations. "If you cannot really promote your interests and you're going just to create a very unpleasant atmosphere for both sides, it's not going to help anyone, so I think that's the consideration," Avraham Diskin said. That's why he decided, probably, not to go," he added. Netanyahu had said he would attend the conference to underline the dangers of "terrorists" acquiring nuclear weapons, but suddenly called off the trip less than two days after he announced he would take part. Netanyahu acknowledged this week that his government has yet to iron out its differences with the US over Israeli construction in east Jerusalem, a dispute that has stalled American efforts to restart Mideast peace talks. A visit by Netanyahu to Washington could also have served to bring additional attention to Israel's currently rocky ties with the Obama administration. The Israeli leader's trip to the US capital last month failed to iron out differences between the allies on Israeli construction in east Jerusalem, a spat disrupting US efforts to relaunch Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. The Israeli officials did not name the states thought to be planning to single out Israel, which has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Israel has not admitted to possessing nuclear weapons, preferring a policy it calls "ambiguity." Based on evidence, international experts have estimated that Israel has dozens, possibly hundreds, of nuclear bombs. Beginning on Monday, government leaders from more than 40 countries will gather to discuss improving safeguards against insurgent groups acquiring nuclear weapons. 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APTN APEX 04-09-10 1501EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: NKorea US Nuclear Friday, 9 April 2010 STORY:NKorea US Nuclear- REPLAY NKorea denounces Obama's nuclear policy as "hostile" LENGTH: 01:12 FIRST RUN: 1530 RESTRICTIONS: Pt No Access NKorea/APTN Clients Only TYPE: Korean/Nat SOURCE: APTN/KRT STORY NUMBER: 642500 DATELINE: Various - 9 April 2010/FILE LENGTH: 01:12 APTN - APTN CLIENTS ONLY KRT - NO ACCESS NORTH KOREA ++KRT AUDIO AS INCOMING++ SHOTLIST KRT - NO ACCESS NORTH KOREA Pyongyang, North Korea - 9 April 2010 1. KRT news bulletin opening titles 2. SOUNDBITE: (Korean) KRT Newsreader: "The review made public on April 6 proves that the present US administration still regards nuclear missiles as a mainstay in carrying out its strategy for world domination." APTN - APTN CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Yenbyun, North Korea - 13 June 1996 3. Wide of exterior of nuclear facility 4. Various of researcher in front of machines KRT - NO ACCESS NORTH KOREA Pyongyang, North Korea - 9 April 2010 5. SOUNDBITE: (Korean) KRT Newsreader: "As far as the NPT (non proliferation treaty) is concerned, it is not a treaty to last long because it is a transitional step to prevent nuclear proliferation until the world is denuclearised." APTN - APTN CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Yenbyun, North Korea - 13 June 1996 6. Various of interior of nuclear facility KRT - NO ACCESS NORTH KOREA Pyongyang, North Korea - 9 April 2010 7. SOUNDBITE: (Korean) KRT Newsreader: "As long as the US nuclear threat persists, the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) will increase and update various type of nuclear weapons as its deterrent in such a manner as it deems necessary in the days ahead. The DPRK is fully capable of doing so." APTN - APTN CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Beijing, China - February, 2007 8. Various of delegations in meeting room for six party talks on North Korea's nuclear programme STORYLINE North Korea denounced US President Barack Obama's new nuclear stance as "hostile" on Friday and vowed to continue expanding its atomic arsenal. The blistering criticism from North Korea's Foreign Ministry was announced by state broadcaster KRT in Pyongyang. Obama pledged on Tuesday to resist using nuclear weapons against nations that comply with international non-proliferation standards - exempting North Korea and Iran from the new policy. North Korea accused Obama's government of posing a nuclear threat and said "the present US administration still regards nuclear missiles as a mainstay in carrying out its strategy for world domination." North Korea said it would not give up its atomic weapons. "As long as the US nuclear threat persists, the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) will increase and update various types of nuclear weapons as its deterrent in such a manner as it deems necessary in the days ahead," KRT quoted an unidentified Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying on Friday. Washington and other regional powers have been trying to coax North Korea back to disarmament talks it walked out of last year. North Korea had shown a willingness in recent months to return to the negotiations, but the ministry said Obama's new policy "chilled the hard-won atmosphere for the resumption of the talks." North Korea cites a US threat as a main reason behind its drive to build nuclear weapons. The US has 28,500 troops in South Korea to guard against the North. The two Koreas remain locked in an official state of war because their three-year conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty, in 1953. 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APTN APEX 04-09-10 1501EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Russia US Adoption Friday, 9 April 2010 STORY:Russia US Adoption- REPLAY Adoption freeze urged after boy returned to Russia LENGTH: 01:32 FIRST RUN: 1730 RESTRICTIONS: No Access Russia TYPE: Russian/Nat SOURCE: RU-RTR STORY NUMBER: 642505 DATELINE: Moscow/Partizansk - 8/9 April 2010 LENGTH: 01:32 RU-RTR - NO ACCESS RUSSIA ++CLIENTS PLEASE USE THIS VERSION OF THE STORY AND IGNORE THE PREVIOUS VERSION IN THE 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS BULLETIN++ SHOTLIST: Moscow, Russia - April 9, 2010 1. Wide of exterior Moscow children's hospital 2. Close up of nameplate 3. Mid of children hospital gates, people coming in and coming out 4. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Pavel Astakhov, Kremlin Children Rights Commissioner "I ask him did she hurt you? He says "No, she didn't beat me, but she did this all the time" (++ASTAKHOV SHOWS HOW WOMAN ALLEGEDLY PULLED BOY'S HAIR++). He showed me what she did. So, she pulled his hair all the time. I asked him "Did she do this often?" He said "Yes, she did this very often". And he immediately starts crying after telling me about this". Moscow, Russia - April 8, 2010 5. Close up of nameplate of Moscow police department 6. Mid pan of Artyom Savelyev being taken to van, pull out ++FACE HAS BEEN DELIBERATELY BLURRED AT SOURCE++ 7. Mid pan of officials and journalists near van 8. Artyom Savelyev inside van ++FACE HAS BEEN DELIBERATELY BLURRED AT SOURCE++ 9. Man getting out of van Moscow, Russia - April 9, 2010 10. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister: "What has happened is far beyond the borders of good and evil. We have taken the decision, and Russian Foreign Ministry will stand for this firmly, to freeze, to suggest a freeze on any adoptions to American families until Russia and the USA sign an international agreement about the conditions of adoption and responsibilities of the families which take our children." Town of Partizansk, Primorsky region,Russia - April 9, 2010 11. Wide of exterior orphanage building where Artyom Savelyev lived before being adopted 12. Mid of orphanage building entrance 13. Close up of orphanage nameplate STORYLINE Russia should freeze all child adoptions with US families, the country's foreign minister urged on Friday after an 8-year-old adopted Russian boy was allegedly put on a one-way flight back to his homeland all alone. Artyom Savelyev arrived in Moscow unaccompanied on a United Airlines flight on Thursday from Washington, the Kremlin children's rights office said on Friday. The child's adoptive grandmother, Nancy Hansen, told The Associated Press from her home in Shelbyville, Tennessee, that she put the child on a plane to Russia with a note from her daughter. She said the family paid a man 200 US dollars to pick the boy up at the airport and take him to the Russian Education and Science Ministry. She said that boy had been violent toward his adoptive mother in the US. The children's office said the boy, whose adoptive name is Justin Hansen, was carrying a letter from his adoptive mother, Torry Hansen of Shelbyville, Tennessee, saying she was returning him due to severe psychological problems. "This child is mentally unstable. He is violent and has severe psychopathic issues", the letter said, according to Russian officials, who sent what they said was a copy of the letter to The Associated Press. The authenticity of the letter could not be independently verified. The US ambassador to Russia, John Beyrle, said he was "deeply shocked by the news" and "very angry that any family would act so callously toward a child that they had legally adopted." Bedford County Sheriff Randall Boyce said Torry Hansen is under investigation although no charges have been filed. Officers were expected to interview her on Friday afternoon. The boy is now in hospital in northern Moscow for a checkup, Anna Orlova, spokeswoman for Kremlin's Children Rights Commissioner Pavel Astakhov, told The Associated Press. Astakhov visited Savelyev on Friday, and said afterwards that the boy had demonstrated to him how his hair was pulled by his adoptive mother. Savelyev was adopted late September last year from the town of Partizansk in Russia's Far East. He turned up at the door of the Russian Education and Science Ministry on Thursday afternoon accompanied by a Russian man who had been hired by Savelyev's adopted grandmother to pick him up from the airport, according to the ministry. The chaperone handed over the boy and his documents, and then left, officials said. The education minister said later on Friday that it had decided to suspended the license of World Association for Children and Parents - a Renton, Washington-based agency that processed Savelyev's adoption - for the duration of the probe. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in televised remarks on Friday that the ministry would recommend that the US and Russia hammer out an agreement before any new adoptions are allowed. "We have taken the decision, and Russian Foreign Ministry will stand for this firmly, to freeze, to suggest a freeze on any adoptions to American families until Russia and the USA sign an international agreement about the conditions of adoption and responsibilities of the families which take our children", Lavrov said. Russian officials have long cast a wary eye on international adoptions. In 2006, Peggy Sue Hilt of Manassas, Virginia, was sentenced to 25 years in prison after being convicted of fatally beating a 2-year-old girl adopted from Siberia just months earlier. In 2008, Kimberly Emelyantsev of Tooele, Utah, was sentenced to 15 years after pleading guilty to killing a Russian infant in her care. These cases prompted outrage in Russia, where foreign ills are reported with gusto, and calls for tougher rules governing foreign adoptions. Last year, nearly 1,600 Russian children were adopted in the United States, according to Tatyana Yakovleva of the ruling United Russia party. Rob Johnson, a spokesman for the Tennessee Department of Children's Services, said the agency is looking into Friday's allegations, although they do not handle international adoptions. United Airlines allows unaccompanied children as young as 5 years old on direct flights. But the airline disavowed any responsibility for the international incident. The airline said it requires a parent or guardian dropping off a child for a flight to show an ID and to list who is picking the child up at the destination. 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APTN APEX 04-09-10 1501EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Kyrgyzstan Politics 2 Friday, 9 April 2010 STORY:Kyrgyzstan Politics 2- WRAP Otunbayeva says Putin has offered economic help ADDS bites LENGTH: 03:17 FIRST RUN: 1730 RESTRICTIONS: AP CLients Only TYPE: Russian/English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 642516 DATELINE: Bishkek - 9 April 2010 LENGTH: 03:17 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY ++ALL CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES THIS EDIT DID NOT PLAY OUT IN ITS ENTIRETY. A FULL VERSION OF THIS ITEM WILL RUN IN THE 1830GMT AMERICAS PRIME NEWS BULLETIN++ SHOTLIST: (FIRST RUN 1430 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 9 APRIL 2010) 1. Vehicles arriving at the National Hospital 2. Head of the Kyrgyzstan opposition's self-declared Interim Government, Rosa Otunbayeva, walking towards hospital 3. Cutaway of cameras 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Roza Otunbayeva, head of the Kyrgyzstan opposition's self-declared interim government: "He (Putin) asked me about the situation, about what needs we have, and I responded that yes, we have some economical and financial needs. And my deputy, who is in charge of economical issues, he's today in Moscow." 5. Cutaway of doctors watching 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Roza Otunbayeva, head of the Kyrgyzstan opposition's self-declared interim government: "We are not raising this issue (the US base), we are keeping our commitments, which we signed, those international agreements, some times ago, so continue to keep those commitments." 7. Hospital staff watching through window 8. Otunbayeva speaking to media (FIRST RUN 1730 NEW SUPDATE - 9 APRIL 2010) 9. Wide of news conference 10. Cutaway of media 11. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Keneshbek Dushebayev, new head of Kyrgyz National Security Service: "At the moment Bakiyev's supporters by his order, are handing out arms, money and liquor, and they are trying to start an armed conflict. Frankly speaking, a civil war in the country." 12. Exterior of defence ministry 13. Security outside defence ministry 14. Otunbayeva walks into defence ministry 15. Cutaway cameraman 16. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Rosa Otunbayeva, head of the Kyrgyzstan opposition's self-declared interim government: "Bakiyev has an opportunity to leave the country, if he wants to go to court we can consider it. We guarantee his security if he removes the mantle of power but we are not going to negotiate after the deaths of 75 people." 17. OSCE delegates Zhanybek Karibzhanov (in front) and Ambassador Herbert Salber (with beard) walk towards cameras 18. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Zhanybek Karibzhanov, OSCE Special Envoy to Kyrgyzstan: "First of all the two sides should make steps towards each other to express their will to negotiate, and then we will see how it goes." 19. Reporters taking notes 20. SOUNDBITE: (English) Herbert Salber, director of OSCE's Conflict Prevention Centre: "Civil war would be the last (thing) we wish to see and I hope this will not be the case. I hope, with the slight stabilisation that we observe also here in Bishkek, that can be excluded." 21. Cutaway 22. OSCE delegates talking in corridor STORYLINE: The head of Krygyzstan's self-declared interim government said on Friday she had spoken to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin by phone and discussed Russian economic assistance for the former Soviet nation. Roza Otunbayeva said Putin had asked her "about what needs we have, and I responded that yes, we have some economical and financial needs." She said the deputy head of the interim government, Almazbek Atambayev, had flown to Moscow on Friday to talk with Russian government officials. Any suggestion that Russia is backing the new leadership would add to the pressure on President Kurmanbek Bakiyev to step down. Bakiyev reportedly fled the capital earlier in the week to seek support in his clan's southern power base. Otunbayeva was speaking during a visit to a hospital where people wounded during two days of civil unrest in Bishkek were being treated. At least 76 people died in the violence and more than 1,400 were injured, the Health Ministry reported on Friday. Otunbayeva also said there was no immediate intention to discuss whether a US air base would be allowed to remain in the country, but said "we are keeping our commitments." The status of the base, which is key to supporting the international military campaign against the Taliban in Afghanistan, has been a significant strategic question since the uprising on Wednesday. Opposition figures in the past have said they wanted the US base, at the international airport serving the capital, to close. Otunbayeva also said the interim government would not negotiate with Bakiyev, whose regime the opposition has accused of corruption. The new head of the Kyrgyz security service said Bakiyev's supporters were distributing weapons, funds and alcohol in what he described as an attempt to foment "an armed conflict". "Frankly speaking, a civil war," Keneshbek Dushebayev said at a news conference. Meanwhile, diplomatic efforts to reduce tensions in the central Asian nation continued. After a meeting between Otunbayeva and a delegation from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the organisation's special envoy to Kyrgyzstan urged both sides to come together, apparently calling for a negotiated settlement. Zhanybek Karibzhanov said: "First of all the two sides should make steps towards each other to express their will to negotiate." Another member of the OSCE, Herbert Salber, told reporters that a civil war "would be the last thing we wish to see". Otunbayeva reiterated an earlier demand that her ousted predecessor leave the country but she said negotiations were not on offer. "We guarantee his security if he removes the mantle of power but we are not going to negotiate after the deaths of 75 people," she said. The situation in Bishkek was much calmer on Friday with no fresh reports of civil unrest or looting. 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APTN APEX 04-09-10 1502EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: SAfrica Funeral 2 Friday, 9 April 2010 STORY:SAfrica Funeral 2- REPLAY Burial of white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche LENGTH: 01:19 FIRST RUN: 1530 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 642507 DATELINE: Ventersdorp - 9 April 2010 LENGTH: 01:19 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: 1. Eugene Terreblanche's coffin being carried towards the grave on the Terreblanche family farm 2. Coffin bearers 3. Coffin being carried to grave 4. Wide shot, graveside, Eugene Terreblanche's widow (dressed in black with a cross around her neck) and Terreblanche's daughter (on screen left of mother, dressed in blue and holding hands with mother) standing 5. Close shot, Terreblanche's widow and daughter 6. Mourners throwing flowers onto the coffin 7. Old man with beard, pull out to old man walking past the camera, crying 8. Close shot, grave 9. AWB member standing graveside, performing an AWB salute 10. Close AWB 'soldiers' standing in silent contemplation 11. Wide shot, graveside, mourners passing by STORYLINE: A white supremacist killed in what has been described as a wage dispute with two young black farmworkers was buried on Friday as a divided South Africa contemplated the meaning of his brutal death. Murdered Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging movement (AWB) leader Eugene Terreblanche was laid to rest in a grave on his family farm, 12 kilometres (7.2 miles) outside Ventersdorp, South Africa. Terreblanche's widow and daughter were were visibly moved by the burial, as were AWB members who stood in silent contemplation. A few gave the bent-arm AWB salute. Earlier on Friday, Terreblanche, who was killed in what has been described as a wage dispute with two young black farmworkers, was remembered with nationalist anthems and flags and impassioned rhetoric at a church service. Terreblanche's death has not sparked wider violence. South African leaders acknowledged that racial tensions remain 16 years after apartheid ended, but have played down any threat to the World Cup that starts in June, the first time football's premier tournament will come to Africa. White militants who considered Terreblanche their leader say his death proves whites aren't safe under majority rule. Black leaders say controlling crime - whether its victims are white or black - is a priority in a country with one of the highest rates of violent crime in the world. The aftermath of Terreblanche's death has shown how far South Africa has come. White militants first vowed revenge, but later joined President Jacob Zuma in calling for calm. Terreblanche's AWB movement, seeks to create an all-white republic within mostly black South Africa. The group's insignia resembles a Nazi swastika, but with three prongs instead of four. The movement always has been on the fringes, estimated to have no more than 70-thousand members at its height in the early 1990s out of a population of nearly 50 (m) million. Terreblanche was sentenced to six years in jail in 2001 for the attempted murder of former security guard Paul Motshabi in March 1996 and was released in 2004. Motshabi suffered brain damage, and was left paralysed and unable to speak for months after the attack. 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APTN APEX 04-09-10 1502EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: SAfrica World Cup Friday, 9 April 2010 STORY:SAfrica World Cup- REPLAY Terror threat, AWB murder causes security concerns ahead of World Cup LENGTH: 02:31 FIRST RUN: 1530 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 642498 DATELINE: Ventersdorp/Johannesburg - 9 April 2010 LENGTH: 02:31 SHOTLIST: Johannesburg, South Africa 1. Set up shot of Jerome Valcke, FIFA General Secretary (on left) holding replica World Cup Ticket 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Jerome Valcke, FIFA General Secretary: "The first issue is Al-Qaida, or any threat we will receive from international terrorist groups. I mean it will happen, and is happening, and any time you have an international event which brings a lot of focus on, whatever - it's not only sporting events, it's political events, it's whatever - I mean, we know that it can happen. Where we have to be very clear is that it's not a threat which will stop FIFA in the South Africa to organise the World Cup here in South Africa." Ventersdorp, South Africa 3. Boy walking past vehicles with Afrikaaner flags and bumper stickers 4. Close up of vehicle's bumper sticker reading (English and Afrikaans) "My God. My People. My Fatherland." 5. Wide of media surrounding Andre Visagie, Secretary General of the AWB 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Andre Visagie, Secretary General of the AWB (Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging movement) : "The government cannot assure the safety and the security of its citizens, and therefore we say the soccer people who come to South Africa should also make provisions for their own security because the government itself cannot secure the local population, let alone the visitors from abroad." 7. Coffin of Eugene Terreblanche being wheeled through the APK Church during the funeral UPSOUND: (music) 'Amazing Grace' 8. Wide of Peter Mulder, Deputy Agriculture Minister and Leader of the Freedom Front Party (an Afrikaans political party). 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Peter Mulder, Deputy Agriculture Minister and Leader of the Freedom Front Party: "I really hope it will not put people off coming to the World Cup, because it was an incident that happened, it caused a lot of emotion and it will fade out now without any doubt. So in that sense, I hope it will not have any effect." 10. Cutaway of Mulder talking to a journalist 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Peter Mulder, Deputy Agriculture Minister and Leader of the Freedom Front Party: "Well, I think two things, very simple. I think the government must be strongly against Mr. Malema, to say that we can't afford that kind of politics in South Africa. That's easy politics, whipping up people, everybody can do that. We need wise politics to get moderation, to get that on the one side. And then surely, show some sign from your side that you are going to address the problem of people being murdered on their farms, defencelessly. Surely you must be protected by the constitution and by the police and they must show the measures to do that." 12. Wide of police motorcyclists riding past the camera 13. AWB security guards STORYLINE: The murder of white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche and the threat of militant attacks have caused renewed security concerns in South Africa ahead of the FIFA World Cup football tournament. Jerome Valcke, General Secretary of FIFA, said on Friday that the first issue faced by organisers of the South African World Cup is "Al-Qaida, or any threat we will receive from international terrorist groups." He admitted "it will happen, and is happening" but went on to say that the threat of violence is not something that will stop the World Cup going ahead. Meanwhile, on the back of Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging movement (AWB's) former leader Terreblanche's murder, South African leaders acknowledged that racial tensions remain 16 years after apartheid ended, but have played down any threat to the World Cup that starts in June, the first time football's premier tournament will come to Africa. While Terreblanche's death has not sparked wider violence, Andre Visagie, Secretary General of the AWB said the government was not able to ensure the safety of its citizens, nor that of visitors to the country. "We say the soccer people who come to South Africa should also make provisions for their own security because the government itself cannot secure the local population, let alone the visitors from abroad," he told journalists on Friday. Camouflage-clad men carrying pistols and little girls in their Sunday best meanwhile gathered in the country's northwest to mourn Terreblanche, whose body was brought into the church in a closed coffin covered in red and white flowers. His coffin was draped with a flag - red, black and white, with a Nazi-like symbol in the centre - representing the white supremacist movement he led. The some 500 people in the church rose and sang Die Stem, an Afrikaans song that was the national anthem during the apartheid era. White militants who considered Terreblanche their leader say his death proves whites aren't safe under majority rule. Black leaders say controlling crime - whether its victims are white or black - is a priority in a country with one of the highest rates of violent crime in the world. The aftermath of Terreblanche's death has shown how far South Africa has come. White militants first vowed revenge, but later joined President Jacob Zuma in calling for calm. Earlier this week, whites and blacks faced off angrily in front of a courthouse where a teenager and another farm worker who allegedly confessed to killing Terreblanche were charged with murder. But white leaders then asked their followers to go home, and the day ended calmly. On Friday, the country's largest trade union called a meeting to coincide with the funeral in the part of Ventersdorp where most of the town's poor blacks live, ensuring there would be no racial confrontations. Provincial Premier Maureen Modiselle, who is black, was among the mourners on Friday, her presence underlining government statements that it is in solidarity with all crime victims. 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APTN APEX 04-09-10 1502EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: ++Haiti Protest Friday, 9 April 2010 STORY:++Haiti Protest- NEW Displaced protest against being moved from tent city LENGTH: 01:40 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Creole/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 642520 DATELINE: Port au Prince - 9 April 2010 LENGTH: 01:40 SHOTLIST: 1. Various of tent camp inside the National Stadium 2. Various of protestors, who live in the tent camp, marching down the street 3. SOUNDBITE (Creole) Jean Saintfeor, displaced protester: "It is a very difficult situation to ask these people to go because they have lost mothers, children, members of their family, this is criminal." 4. Various of protesters singing slogans and dancing to the drums 5. Protesters singing, one holding his baby son STORYLINE: Hundreds of Haitians living in tents inside the capital's national stadium protested on Friday against a plan to relocate them to a different site. The stadium in downtown Port-au-Prince houses a tent camp home to more than 10 thousand Haitian people who lost their homes after January's earthquake. According to authorities the stadium lacks the minimum hygienic conditions to host such a large number of displaced people. But they haven't announced yet where will they relocate the Haitians currently living there. Most of those taking part in the protest demanded to know more details about the relocation before evacuating the camp. They added that they feel more secure living in central Port-au-Prince - closer to their wrecked homes and businesses - than in the capital's outskirts. With torrential rains expected at any time, authorities are not even close to providing the shelters they promised. Three months since the January 12 quake, the government has yet to relocate a single person, despite a pledge that people would be moving into resettlement areas by early February. Aid groups say they're ready to build but don't have the land. Government officials insist they are making progress on finding sites in closed-door negotiations with private landowners. But time is running out for 600,000 people living under tarpaulins, tents or simply bedsheets as the rainy season has the makings of a second major crisis. Heavy rains typically start around April 1, and there already have been deadly floods to the west of the earthquake zone. In 2008, nearly 800 people were killed as Haiti was wracked by four named storms in the space of a month. UN officials are still analysing 9.9 (b) billion dollars in pledges from a March 31 donors' conference for Haiti. It is not yet clear how much of that will go toward improving shelter. 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APTN APEX 04-09-10 1547EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Cuba Russia Friday, 9 April 2010 STORY:Cuba Russia- REPLAY Russia's oldest tall ship sails into Havana as part of 65th WW2 anniv LENGTH: 01:56 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Russian/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 642506 DATELINE: Havana - 9 April 2010 LENGTH: 01:56 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of Kruzershtern entering Havana harbour as it passes Morro Castle 2. Close up Kruzershtern passing 3. Zoom in over cityscape as Kruzershtern enters Havana harbour and passes Morro Castle 4. Close up Russian flag on ship 5. Wide of ship in Havana harbour 6. Tilt up from port workers mooring ship 7. Mid of Cuban Naval band playing as ship docks 8. Mid of Russian Ambassador to Cuba reviewing troops onboard 9. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Mijail Kamynin, Russian Ambassador to Cuba: "Today the Cuban people will be able to come onboard this marvellous ship and enjoy the photo exhibits." 10. Mid of photo exhibit on ship deck 11. Close up Fidel Castro photograph 12. Close up photo of a young Raul Castro 13. Close up photo of Fidel Castro on plane with Russian fighter planes outside his window 14. Close up photo of Fidel Castro cutting sugar cane 15. Mid of Kamynin looking at photos in exhibit STORYLINE: The Kruzershtern, Russia's oldest tall ship, sailed into Cuba's Havana harbour on Friday amidst a light haze to begin a week-long visit to the island nation. The visit is part of a transatlantic voyage commemorating the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. In Cuba, the ship's crew and local officials will also be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Russian-Cuban relations with an exhibition of previously unpublished photos displayed onboard, depicting Fidel and Raul Castro and Revolutionary icon, Che Guevara. "Today the Cuban people will be able to come onboard this marvellous ship and enjoy the photo exhibits," said Mijail Kamynin, Russian Ambassador to Cuba. The Kruzershtern was built in Germany in 1926 and even though it will turn 84 this year, the ship continues to be the pride of the training sailing fleet of Russia. One hundred and twenty cadets from St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, and Astrakhan, as well as 60 crew members, are calling the ship home for the next few months as it travels around the world. Most recently, the ship docked in the port of La Guaira in Venezuela. In the past several weeks, the ship has visited Belgium, Spain, Panama, Canada, Peru, and Mexico. The tall ship is 114 metres long with four masts towering 50 metres high. The total area of it's sails is an astounding 3,500 metres. It is one of the oldest and at the same time one of the biggest sailing vessels in the world. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 04-09-10 1502EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM -------------------
UNITED STATES SENATE 1500-1600
SENATE FLOOR DEBATE The Senate convenes a period of morning business, thereafter resuming the motion to proceed to S. 3454, the Department of Defense Authorization bill, with the time until 12:30 p.m. equally divided and controlled between Senators Levin and McCain or their designees. The Senate recesses from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings, thereafter proceeding to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 3454, the Department of Defense Authorization bill. 15:00:48THE PRESIDING OFFICER:on this 15:00:49vote the yeas are 56, the nays are 43. three-fifths of the senators duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, the motion is not agreed. Reid, H. (D-NV):i ask to reconsider -- THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the 15:01:05motion to reconsider is entered. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the senator from illinois. mr Durbin (D-IL):mr. president, for those who have been following this vote, this has been an attempt to proceed to the defense authorization bill. it's one of the most important bills that we consider during the course of a year. 15:01:20senator levin of michigan is chairman of the armed services committee, and he was prepared to bring that vote to the floor. there was an attempt made by the majority leader, senator reid, to allow three amendments to be considered, three amendments which would be considered before other amendments on the bill. 15:01:36one of the amendments relating to the don't ask, don't tell policy, there is a provision already in the bill which allows after review by the joint chiefs of staff, the president, the department of defense, the possibility of removing this provision from our law. 15:01:52that was one of the amendments. the second amendment related to senate procedure on secret holds, but the third amendment and the one i rise to speak to is the one which became the focal point of this last vote. that amendment related to a 15:02:08measure known as the "dream" act. almost ten years ago, i introduced this bill called the "dream" act. the reason i introduced it was because i felt there was a serious injustice and unfairness going on in america. we have within our borders 15:02:27thousands of young people who were brought to the united states by their parents at an early age. i don't know what it was like in their homes, but there weren't many democratic votes when i was 15:02:405 years old as to where we were going to go for vacation. i went where i was told. these children followed their parents to america. they came here and became part of america. we made certain that they had an opportunity for an education and 15:02:55health care. we made certain that they had an environment where they could grow up in this country. and for many of them, it was the only home they ever knew. but because they came to this country with undocumented 15:03:12parents, they were not legal, they were not documented, they couldn't be citizens. that, to me, is a serious injustice. we do not in this country hold the crimes and misdeeds of parents against their children. what i have tried to do with the 15:03:28"dream" act is to give these young people a chance, a chance to earn their way to legal status and become part of the only country they have ever known. the "dream" act isn't easy. the "dream" act says if you came 15:03:43here as a child, if you were raised in the united states, good moral character, no criminal record, you graduate from high school, then we give you six years, and in that six-year period of time, you have a chance to do one of two 15:03:59things to become legal. one, serve the united states of america in the military. number two, complete two years of college education. and then we'll give you a chance to come off temporary status and become legal in america. 15:04:15you have to earn your way all the way through, subject to review, examination, all of the requirements that should be there before someone gets this chance of a lifetime. well, the republican minority leader came to the floor before 15:04:32this vote, and he offered a unanimous consent request which senator reid objected to, but here's what it said. of all the amendments that you could consider on the defense authorization bill, you cannot consider any amendment that 15:04:47relates to immigration. i know what that was about. the senate knew what that was about. it was an attempt by the republican side of the aisle to make certain that the "dream" act could never be called on the defense authorization bill. it made an empty argument on that side that this "dream" act 15:05:05has nothing to do with the defense of the united states. it's an empty argument -- Reid, H. (D-NV):would my friend yield for a question? Durbin (D-IL):i would be happy to yield. Reid, H. (D-NV):i say to my friend through the chair, is it not also true that under the terms of the "dream" act, no one 15:05:20becomes a citizen? they get a simple green card, is that true? Durbin (D-IL):they reach legal status. they have to make application to go beyond that. in this situation, young people, undocumented in the united states who want to volunteer to serve in our military cannot do 15:05:38it. they are willing to risk their lives for america, and we say no. the secretary of defense knows that's wrong. this morning in a conversation that i had with him in my office 15:05:50over the telephone, he reiterated what he had said to me before these are the kind of young people we need in america's military, high school graduates from cultural traditions that respect the military, people who are going 15:06:03to make more diversity in our ranks. that's what we need. he knows from a national defense perspective these will be good recruits for our military and will distinguish themselves, serving our country and coming up through the ranks. that's what the "dream" act 15:06:20offered to the defense authorization bill. the republican leadership and every republican senator said no. Reid, H. (D-NV):madam president? THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the majority leader. Reid, H. (D-NV):would my friend yield for a question? Durbin (D-IL):i would be happy to yield. Reid, H. (D-NV):i say through the 15:06:35chair, are you telling the american people that the secretary of defense, the man chosen by the president of the united states, not only this president but the last president, is in favor of our passing the "dream" act? is that what the senator from illinois is saying? Durbin (D-IL):i would say to the senator from nevada exactly 15:06:50that. the defense department's f.y. 2010-2012 strategic plan for the defense of america specifically includes the "dream" act as a means of meeting the strategic goal and shaping and maintaining a mission-ready, all-volunteer force. 15:07:06in 2007, the deputy under secretary of defense at that time said the "dream" act is very appealing because it would apply to the cream of the crop of students and be good for readiness. over and over again, the department of defense has told us this is an opportunity for 15:07:22the young people to serve our nation, for america to be a safer place. i want to say to my friend, the senator from nevada, i told him this story earlier, this young man came this morning to the united states capitol from the city of new york, i say to the presiding officer. he lives in brooklyn. 15:07:38his name is caesar vargas. caesar vargas came to the united states at the age of 5, brought here by his parents from mexico. graduated from the public 15:07:54schools in new york and then went on to graduate college. now, it was more difficult for him because he is undocumented. he could get no federal aid to education, no pell grants, no student loans. but he made it, he graduated. after 9/11, i would say to the presiding officer he said to us 15:08:11this morning, because of my deep commitment to america, i tried to enlist in the marine corps. i wanted to defend this country after we had been attacked by terrorists. he not only tried the marine corps, he tried other branches, and repeatedly he was turned down because caesar vargas is 15:08:28undocumented. but his dream has not died. now he is a third-year student at the city university of new york law school. he speaks four languages. he said he is studying a fifth, cantonese. 15:08:41he is an exceptionally gifted young man. and do you know what his ambition is? once again, to join the marine corps, to be in the judge advocate general corps, to serve america, a country which he dearly loves. because of this republican decision, procedural decision, 15:08:58to say we couldn't consider the "dream" act, we won't have a chance to vote on this bill at this time, on this important measure which would give caesar vargas and thousands just like him a chance to volunteer to serve america. i would say to my friends and 15:09:14colleagues on both sides of the aisle where is the justice in this decision? at least have the courage to let us bring this matter to the floor and stand up and vote no. but to hide behind this procedural ruse, this unanimous consent request is totally 15:09:29unfair. it is inconsistent with the spirit and the history of this chamber where we deliberate and debate and vote. but they ran and they hid behind this procedural decision. Reid, H. (D-NV):madam president? would the senator yield just for a brief question? 15:09:46and statement? i want everyone within the sound of my voice to understand how much i appreciate and thousands and thousands of other people appreciate senator durbin's advocacy on this issue, but i also want everyone within the 15:10:01sound of my voice to know we're going to vote on the "dream" act. it's only a question of when. this is so fair. that's all this is about, it's fairness, basic fairness. i -- i have to say to my friend from illinois, i feel so bad, i have got a stack of letters in 15:10:20my office and the most heart-wrenching stories of these dreamers. they are dreamers. but i want them to understand this isn't the end of this. we're going to continue to move 15:10:35on. we know we have been blocked procedurally, but this is the first time that we have had our colleagues on the other side of the aisle stand up and defy basic fairness on the "dream" act. they have gone around telling 15:10:49people, yeah, we like it, we like it, but here was their chance. all we wanted to do was bring it to the floor. they wouldn't even let us do that. they didn't have the courage to allow us to have a vote on this. and i want my friend to know how deeply appreciative i am, 15:11:04speaking for thousands and thousands of other people for what you have done on this issue. Durbin (D-IL):i thank the senator from nevada, the majority leader. i will tell him and those who are following this debate, some who are in the chamber, in the galleries, i'm sure, are disappointed if not heartbroken 15:11:20at this point. i mentioned caesar vargas who is here, gaby pecheko and so many others who have worked so hard for this chance today. my promise to them is this as long as i can stand behind this desk and grab this microphone 15:11:37and use my power as a united states senator, i will be pushing for this "dream" act. it is my highest priority. it is a matter of simple american justice, and i would hope that 11 republicans who joined us last time will stop cowering in the shadows and come 15:11:52forward and join us in a bipartisan effort and not stop us procedurally from even debating and deliberating this critical issue. for those who are so sad today, take heart. tomorrow is another day, and we will be there to fight for you. many others will join us. 15:12:09and don't give up your dream to be part of this great nation. i yield the floor. Inouye (D-HI):mr. president? THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the senator from hawaii. Inouye (D-HI):just a little step 15:12:28back in history, if i may say so? on december 7, 1941, something terrible happened in hawaii. pearl harbor was bombed by the japanese. three weeks later, the government of the united states declared that all japanese 15:12:47americans, citizens born in the united states of japanese ancestry were to be considered enemy alien. 15:13:00as a result, like those undocumented people, they could not put on the uniform of this land. well, i was 17 at that time, and naturally i resented this because i loved my country and i wanted to put on a uniform to show where my heart stood, but 15:13:21we were denied, so we petitioned the government and a year later, they said okay, if you wish to volunteer, go ahead. well, to make a long story short, the regiment i served in 15:13:34made up of japanese americans had the highest casualties in europe but the most decorated in the history of the united states. and i think your beneficiaries will do the same. 15:13:53THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the senator from michigan. Levin, C. (D-MI):let me -- i know the senator from hawaii has to leave. i wish every american could have heard from a hero, not of this body, of this nation and of the 15:14:08world. senator inouye did more than swim against the tide in order to put on the uniform of this country. he had to fight his way into the army. he then became a medal of honor winner. 15:14:23highest medal of valor that can be granted was granted, awarded to senator inouye. he gave up more than just a few years of his life. he gave up part of his body for this country. 15:14:38and his eloquence, his passion for proper treatment of people who want to put on the uniform of this nation is extraordinarily powerful, and i only wish that every -- every american could have heard it, and i thank him for that service 15:14:54and for that statement. but i also want to add a thank you to the senator from illinois, and i want to reinforce something that he said by asking him a question. it had to do with that unanimous consent request which he referred to. 15:15:14and the way this request was worded, even if -- well, let me back up. we've heard for two days an objection from republicans that there would be nonrelevant amendments that would be offered which, of course, are permitted 15:15:26under our rules. as a matter of fact, the senator from arizona has on a number of occasions on this bill offered nonrelevant amendments. but even if that "dream" act amendment of yours were modified 15:15:43so that it only related to young men and women who wanted to go 15:15:48into the army to serve their country and the educational part of it, as important as that is, if that were left out, even if the amendment were designed so that it could be referred to the armed services committee because 15:16:03it would be defense related, even if you could design an amendment like that, under this unanimous consent agreement, no amendment related to immigration would be in order during those first amendment. 15:16:20now, is that not singling out immigration, saying, despite all of the protestations we heard here about wanting to make sure that amendments were relevant -- despite the history that that's not required under our rules -- 15:16:36but that's the protestations we heard over the last two days. we want relevant amendment, and the "dream" act isn't relevant. under this unanimous consent, even if the "dream" act were modified so that it might be within the jurisdiction of the armed services committee because 15:16:52it would be focused on service in the armed forces, under this amendment, no amendment relating to immigration would be in order during those amendments. is that correct? Durbin (D-IL):i reply to the senator from michigan through the chair, and i thank him for this question, just as the door 15:17:08was closed on dan inouye of hawaii when, as a japanese-american, he wanted to serve his country, the unanimous consent request from the republican leader closed the door to anyone who wished to 15:17:24serve this country if it involved the issue of immigration. it had one intent -- stop the "dream" act, stop these young people from being given a chance to serve their nation. that is clearly the intent, and, unfortunately, the partisan roll 15:17:39call that followed is evidence that that was the strategy. just as dan inouye prevailed and persisted and not only served his country admirably but with the highest level of valor, i am convinced that many of the young people who leave heartbroken today by this vote will get 15:17:56their chance someday, just as you, did senator, and they will serve this country with distinction and they will lead this nation, as you have led us in the united states senate. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the 15:18:11senator from montana. Baucus, M. (D-MT):madam president, what is the present parliamentary situation? THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the 15:18:28senate is considering the motion to proceed to s. 3534. Baucus, M. (D-MT):madam president, i ask to speak as if in morning business and i also ask consent that senator -- the senator from california, senator boxer, be recognized immediately after my remarks and that she be recognized to speak for 15 15:18:44minutes. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:without objection. Baucus, M. (D-MT):madam president, today i am introducing a resolution honoring walter bruni, the oldest living man in the world. walter is celebrating his 114th birthday today. 15:19:02he was born in melrose, minnesota, on september 21, 1896, moved to great falls, montana, in 1918 while working for the great northern railway. 15:19:18walter is still a proud resident of great falls and delights fellow residents, staff and visitors at the rainbow senior living home. and despite all the honor and 15:19:32attention bestowed upon him for being the holdest living man in the world, walter is very humble. he has worked hard all his life and advises others to do the same. when i called him last year and wished him happy birthday, 15:19:48that's exactly what he said to me. walter began working for the great northern railway at the age of 16 and gave 50 years of service to the railway. when he retired in 1963, walter didn't stop working. 15:20:05he began a second career, one that would last until he was 99, as the manager and secretary of the great falls shriner's club. community service has been a big part of walter's life, 15:20:21especially when he visits with young people whom he always encourages to give back to their communities. walter is a 33rd degree mason, the most advanced level for that fraternal organization. 15:20:37walter has practiced healthy habits all of his life and those have clearly contributed greatly to his longevity. he has eaten only two meals a 15:20:47day for the last 30 years and says he is most grateful for his good health over those years. these healthy habits have helped walter live his life to the fullest. 15:21:01he enjoys visiting with the many folks that come from all over to hear from him, listen to him, to hear his insights of what it means and what it takes to be the oldest living man in the world. i am proud today to join with folks from around montana and 15:21:18across the world in wishing walter a very happy birthday. he is a great ambassador for our state and i thank him for all his community involvement and service over the years. he truly represents the best of big sky country. 15:21:34i yield the floor. Boxer (D-CA):madam president? THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the senator from california. Boxer (D-CA):114 years old, your constituent? i guess you treat your constituents well, senator baucus. madam president, i rise to 15:21:51express my deep disappointment that we were unable to proceed to the defense authorization bill. i've been here awhile and maybe i'm wrong, i'm searching my memory, and i don't remember any 15:22:07time that we voted against proceeding to a defense bill. and i'm going to go back. certainly in the time i'm here, i don't remember that. it's a filibuster just to go to the defense bill. 15:22:26and it's perplexing to me, because this is some of what's in this bill a defense health program to care for our military personnel and their families, including our wounded warriors. we know that these wars in iraq 15:22:42and afghanistan have taken quite a toll on our military men and women, both in seen injuries and unseen injuries, injuries to the brain. 15:22:54we know that some incredible work is going on. i visited some of the research universities that are finding better ways to treat our wounded warriors. they're finding better ways to treat terrible wounds that result in horrible burns to our 15:23:14brave men and women. and now is the time to put those new and better treatments into place and there's a filibuster and we can't get to the bill. we know there's a military pay raise in this bill for our 15:23:29service members. those voting "no" to proceed to this are stopping that. this bill authorizes tricare coverage for eligible dependents up to age 26. in other words, just as we did in the health reform act, in 15:23:47this bill we're saying, if you're in the military and you have a child, you can put them -- keep them on your coverage until they're 26. it provides $3.4 billion for mine-resistant ambush protected 15:24:02vehicles or mraps, which have proven highly successful in protecting our troops from improvised explosive devices. and it requires companies to certify for all d.o.d. contracts valued over a million dollars that they are not engaged in any 15:24:21sanctionable activity under the iran sanctions act of 1996. so we would make sure that the d.o.d., department of defense, is not involved in giving 15:24:33contracts to companies who are trading with iran, and this is so important as we seek to sanction iran for her reckless activity in moving toward a nuclear weapon. well, in that bill that the 15:24:49republicans blocked also is a -- is a repeal of the military's don't ask, don't tell. and the way it's written in the bill that says we repeal it but it won't be actually repealed until there's a certification from the department of defense 15:25:06that it won't have an adverse consequence on our troops. some said, oh, this is just ignoring the department of defense, ignoring the secretary of defense. not at all. the way senator levin, chairman levin put it together, it 15:25:23definitely had a check on it, so i don't understand a lot of my colleagues on the other side claiming that it was just a quick repeal with no -- with no check and balance from the 15:25:39secretary of defense. i would say again, it was clear in there -- and i'll read the 15:25:47exact words -- that there must be, as we repeal don't ask, don't tell, a certification from the president, the secretary of defense and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff that there will be no significant impact on -- and i quote -- "military 15:26:03readiness, military effectiveness, unit cohesion, and recruiting and retention of the armed forces." you know, i think it's important to note what countries allow 15:26:17gays and lesbians to serve. how about 22 of our allies who are -- who are fighting with our fighting men and women? afghanistan -- fighting men and women in afghanistan? australia, britain, netherlands, slovenia, austria, canada, 15:26:35estonia, lithuania, new zealand, spain, belgium, the czech republic, finland, ireland, luxembourg, norway, and sweden. in addition, israel and south africa also do not discriminate against gays and lesbians. so i don't know who we wind up 15:26:50with but it looks to me like the only countries i can find that still discriminate against gays and lesbians in the service are iran, pakistan, cuba, north korea, and turkey. 15:27:06and so for us to stand with iran, for us to stand with cuba, for to us stand with north korea, pakistan and turkey over australia, britain, denmark, france, italy, netter lands, 15:27:23switzerland, austria, canada, germany, et cetera, it just doesn't make sense. and the point is, because we're part of this coalition of 22 other nations, our fighting men and women are already fighting side-by-side with those who may 15:27:38well be gays and lesbians. a majority of americans think it is the right thing to do to allow our qualified young men and women to serve, regardless of their sexual orientation. 15:27:57according to a cnn poll conducted in may, 78% of americans said they support allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military. 78% of americans. and we would be standing with 15:28:11them and we would be standing with our allies. so don't ask, don't tell is hurting our military. it's costing our nation. 14,000 servicemen and women have been discharged from the military under don't ask, don't tell. 15:28:26it has cost taxpayers about $290 million at least, maybe up to half a billion dollars to replace soldiers who were discharged under this policy. and i know many americans have seen in their living rooms 15:28:46coming on the tv men and women who are our neighbors' kids and our neighbors who have been kicked out of the military even though they were stellar -- stellar -- servicemen and women. 15:28:59so it's really most unfortunate that our friends on the other side were mischaracterizing what this was because it was already in the bill and we allowed them to offer an amendment to strip 15:29:16that language and they said, oh, well, if we pass this, then the military would be caught off guard. not at all. the way it was written there, would have to be a certification -- the way it was written, there would have to be a certification 15:29:31that it would not be harmful to our military. and i'm also terribly disappointed we won't have a chance to vote on the "dream" act. the "dream" act allows those students who have been here most of their lives an opportunity to earn legalized status if they met certain criteria. 15:29:48these are kids who were brought over as kids maybe or month or two or a year or two or five or six years old. they must have lived in the u.s. for five years. they must earn a high school diploma. after high school, they must 15:30:02complete two years of college or serve in the armed forces for two years. now, they must demonstrate strong moral character. and only those that past these tests would be eligible to get on the pathway to legality. 15:30:2265,000 young people a year graduate from high school but they can't join the military or they can't go to college because of their immigrant status. and this wasn't their fault that they were brought into the 15:30:35country by their parents, and i would like to tell you that our military has said -- and i will quote retired army lieutenant colonel margaret stock. 15:30:46she says, "potential "dream" act beneficiaries are likely to be a military recruiter's dream candidate for enlistment." let me repeat that. the military itself has said, the "dream" act will result in a military recruiter's 15:31:03dream. because these recruits, some of them, are very good with foreign language skills, foreign cultural awareness, they're in short supply, and they would be excellent recruits. 15:31:20businesses support the "dream" act. our economic future is something we talk about every day around here. i just read a u.s.c. study that said, if we finally begin a process where people who are here who are hard-working and 15:31:36caring can stay here and come out of the shadows, it will create 25,000 jobs and increase the gross domestic product of my state and of the nation. so it seems to me that's why i have the san jose mercury news 15:31:51home, home paper of the silicon valley, writing an article in favorite dream act saying it will boost america's economic competitiveness. so here we've a time where we have something on the floor that is dramatically related to the 15:32:06military bill, because the military is saying it is a recruiter's dream, this "dream" act, because they're going to have so many people lining up to join; we have silicon valley strongly supporting this; and i will tell you that the "san jose 15:32:25mercury news" said -- quote -- "the high school dropout rate in this country terrifies business leaders who fear that in coming decades we won't produce enough college graduates with math and science ability." that's why the silicon valley leadership group supports the 15:32:40dream act. that's a group made up of republicans, democrats, and independents. they wrote ""dream" students deserve a chance and the u.s. economy needs their knowledge and their afnlts" companies like microsoft also support the "dream" act and they wrote ring 15:32:57"the "dream" act rewards those place high value on education and service to country." last week the president of the university of california, the chancellor of the california state university system, and the presidents of state universities in arizona, washington, 15:33:15minnesota, utah, and washington wrote in support of the "dream" ability. they write in a letter, "in the current international economic competition, the u.s. needs all the talent it can acquire and these students represent an extraordinary resource for the 15:33:31country. the "dream" act," they wrierkts "is an economic imperative. and in closing, i want to talk about a couple of stories. and i think this is very important. david graduated from high school 15:33:47with a 3.9 grade point average. he is studying international economics and korean at ucla. he has served as the leader of the ucla marching bangdz. he spends his free time tutoring students. 15:34:03after graduation he hopes to enter the air force and someday politics n many ways he is a model college student and leader in his community. but he was born in korea. he came here when he was nine. his family spent eight years trying to navigate their way to legalized status only to find 15:34:21out that their sponsor had erred in filling out the paper wnch so here sits david. he had nothing to do with all of this. and here's what he says. "i will not be able to put my name down on a job application because of my status. this country is throwing away 15:34:37talent every second, he says, but the "dream" act can bring thousands of students out of the shadows and allow them to the opportunity to work for the country they truly love right now." so, i would say this these students, like david, they 15:34:54didn't choose to dhom country. they were brought here by their parents. the reality is they've grown up here. this is the only country this they know. and -- that they know. and i'm very disappointed that we're not voting on this important bill today. i hope we can take up the dream act later this yiernldz it will 15:35:13driewl strengthen our comirks our military and our nation. the very last point i want to make as we wind up this congress i am so pleased that we passed the small business jobs act last week. 15:35:28i traveled across california. i have met with so many small businesses, and i did a conference call with about 10 of those businesses, including the los angeles baking company, the blue bottle coffee company in 15:35:45oakland, biofuels, u.s. hybrid in forence, beach cafe in santa monicaes and the santa barbara adventure company. these are small businesses in my 15:35:58state that are really very strong. they couldn't get access to credit to expand and hire. as a result of the work we did, they will be able to get that credit. and i want to thank the two republicans who crossed over to vote with us. 15:36:13it shows us that we can make progress when we work together because this has to come ahead of politics. i went to a company called renova. renova is really helping to make 15:36:29california the hub of the clean energy economy. and vincent patagli anchts the owner there, told me that he's been getting no help accessing the credit he needs and he called our legislation the missing piece, the piece that he's been waiting for. 15:36:46small businesses create 64% of our new jobs and that's's what what happened over the last 15 years. and i believe this bill will help get them back on track as they get back on track, our recovery will begin to have a 15:37:02little more energy behind it, because it is very slow. it is agonizingly slow. and i wanted to just state on the record how much i appreciate the two republicans -- THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the senator's time has expired. 15:37:17Boxer (D-CA):i thank you so much and i yield the floor. Alexander, L. (R-TN):mr. president? THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the senator from tennessee. Alexander, L. (R-TN):madam president, i ask unanimous consent that the senators from new hampshire and arizona and kansas and i be permitted to engage in a colloquy for a half-hour. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:without objection. Alexander, L. (R-TN):thank you, 15:37:32madam president. december 3, 1996, senator robert c. byrd, the late-senator byrd, who most of us think is -- understood this body better than any senator had its history, told the newly arriving united states senators the following. 15:37:49"good afternoon, welcome to the united states senate chamber. you are presently occupying what i consider to be hallowed ground." senator byrd went on to say, "as long at senate retains the power to amend and the power of unlimited debate, the liberties of the people will remain 15:38:05secure." and in his last testimony before the senate rules committee, before he died, this was in may of this year, senator byrd said, "our founding fathers intended the senate to be a continuing body that allows for open and unlimited debate and the 15:38:20protection of minority rights." and if a i may add to that the last paragraph of a letter which i ask unanimous consent to include in the record from senator coburn -- THE PRESIDING OFFICER:without objection. Alexander, L. (R-TN):thank you very much. senator coburn writes, "too many americans are upset, even angry, 15:38:37their voices are not being heard in washington. the majority's abusive practice of suppressing debate undermines the senate's debate traditions." now, madam president, we're here today -- we could start out by complaining that the majority 15:38:54leader has cut off debate, cut off amendments at a record level. and i have submitted evidence of that. but i think that would look to the american people like kindergarteners in a sandbox. because it is not the voice of 15:39:11the senator from new hampshire or tennessee or arizona or kansas that's so important. it is the voices of the people who we're elected to represent. when 39 times in the last two congresses the majority leader, 15:39:27through procedural tactics, says "no" to amendments and "no" to debate, he is causing the senate to deteriorate to a shadow of its former self, the kind of senate that senator byrd thought was important and the kind of 15:39:43senate that we want -- in which we need to to serve. i mean, our goal is to represent the voices of the american people, to let their feelings, our angers, their hopes all be represented here. that means we have to have a chance to offer an amendment 15:39:58have, to have a chance to debate, and what that means to us is that if we're successful in this election year, we're going to make sure that in the new congress, we have that opportunity, that these voices that we hear across america are heard on the floor of the united 15:40:14states senate and the defense authorization bill, which is being debated today, is a perfect example of why i say the senate is deteriorating to a shadow of its former self by closing off the voices of american people by denying their elected senators an opportunity 15:40:31to have a full debate on the issues facing them. Gregg (R-NH):will the senator yield on that point? Alexander, L. (R-TN):sure. Gregg (R-NH):think the senator really has addressed a core 15:40:42issue of constitutional governance. when the founding fathers got together in philadelphia and created this extraordinary nation called america and built a constitution upon which we were based and upon which we govern, was it not their intent 15:40:56to create the senate as a body different from the house of representatives? now, we understand the house of representatives, amendments aren't allowed if the speaker doesn't want them. it is an auto crasscy over there. we know that. but wasn't it the intention of the founding fathers, as the senator has pointed out, to give 15:41:13the american people, a chance through their senators, a chance to amend complex legislation. has that not always been the tradition since the founding of our nation? he said, the senator into which the hot coffee is poured. 15:41:32the house boils the who have coffee. he pass it out amendments, often without debate it comes over here and the american people get to hear a little bit more subtlely about the issue and specifically they get to amend it. 15:41:44and address the issue. and i know the senator from arizona is here and maybe he'll be able to tills -- i'm sure he will -- how many times we've had a bill as big as the defense authorization bill on the floor which is spending $700 billion, and not had a chance to amend it. 15:42:01but wasn't that the purpose of the founding fathers, to make the senate the place where there was debate and discussion and amendment and hasn't that been basically cut off by the majority leader and the majority party's attitude that they don't want to take tough votes? Alexander, L. (R-TN):the senator from arizona was here when the 15:42:19senate functioned the way the senate was supposed to function. MCCAIN: (R-AZ):let me make a couple of comments. one of the things that's disappeared that i saw? the first years i was here in the senate is the two leaders 15:42:33sitting down and perhaps coming to informal agreements that are put into unanimous consent agre. one of the rngs why we've these 15:42:52-- the majority coments hoarnlings as i have h. i believe he has 40 times, brings up the bill and then immediately -- quote -- "fills up the tree" and to the uninitiated, obviously that means there will be no other amendments allowed. through that kind of 15:43:10parliamentary procedure. and a lot of times that's bred by members saying, hey, there's going ton to be an amendment up that i don't wapts want to vote on. i just don't want to vote on it so fill up the tree, have no other amendments allowed to be 15:43:25voted on. well, it just seems to me, we should have the courages to go ahead and vote. and time after time when i have seen the -- quote -- "-- basically a l. us us shut out from amendments, i will disagree 15:43:42a time agreement. i'm not going to filibuster it. just give us 15 minutes either side and vote on t but they don't want to take tough votes. and i am not going to call it "cowardess" but i can call it "courage." 15:43:58people will prevail to say, hey, let's fill up the tree so we can get it done and we won't have to take a tough vote on whatever the issue that seems to be attracting the attention of the american people. you know, i would just say to my colleague from new hampshire who 15:44:17will not be with us next january, i hope he'll give us -- Gregg (R-NH):i just won't physically. MCCAIN: (R-AZ):hope to not in any way indicate that there's any physical ailment. 15:44:38that he will not be a member of the senate next january, that he could provide us the benefit 6 his experience in both house and senate but also maybe he would 15:44:53give us, when at some point, his view of what we need to do to fix this gridlock we have over the economy. 15:45:03and he's done it on numerous owe education -- numerous occasions but it comes to my mind that perhaps the senator from new hampshire sometime would take an hour on the floor and say, look, here's what i think we need to do. i think it would be very valuable, because i don't think 15:45:20there's anybody here in the senate today that has a better grasp for the budgetary issues that we have to grapple with as america faces a n unprecedented situation of debt and deficit. 15:45:40perhaps then after this election it may be possible for us to sit down and be included in the agenda of the senate. that's one of the things i think has been a very big change. it used to be at least the 15:45:53majority leader would come over, whichever side was in the majority, and say, okay, here's our agenda. what's your agenda? what p's your input? what do you want to see happen? most of the times nowadays we 15:46:08hear what's going to happen either through reading it through the media or when the majority leader comes to the floor and says here's what we're going to take up next. it does not lead for comity, c-o-m-i-t-y. 15:46:27Gregg (R-NH):those are kind words coming from a senator who is of huge stature. i hope to make some comments on that. i would say it won't take me an hour, because the answer is simple: stop spending. that's pretty much the bottom line when you filter off all the other issues. 15:46:43but the senator's point, the senator from tennessee and the senator from arizona's points on the issue of shutting down the amendment process here, as i think is critical to us getting a better governance as anything. you can't have good governance if you don't have discussion and different ideas brought forward. 15:47:01yet we're not allowed to do that any longer because the majority leader says we're not going to allow additional amendments or additional discussion sk ugss. onon the budgeting issue, i thik one of the reasons we haven't 15:47:17done a budget this year is because the other side of the aisle knows if they bring the budget to the floor, they cannot shut down amendments. amendments have to be allowed. under the rules, you have to be able to amend the budget resolution. i don't think they want to do that. they couldn't fill the tree on a 15:47:34budget. as a practical matter, this attempt to foreclose debate on core issues of public policy, such as a defense issue, such as spending by shutting the floor down through filling the tree is really undermining not only the 15:47:49senate and its role but the whole constitutional process and the right of the people to be heard. MCCAIN: (R-AZ):doesn't it send a message to the american people who are having their budget squeezed but are having to make the most difficult decisions about their budget, that this body will function and continue 15:48:09to appropriate money for our functions without -- without a budget of our own? what kind of a signal does that send to the american people? doesn't that contribute to the disconnect and the frustration that americans feel, and given 15:48:24rise to the tea parties? Gregg (R-NH):it gives rise to the question why isn't the 15:48:39majority party governing? if they're not governing, what are they getting their paychecks for. they're not willing to do any of that. MCCAIN: (R-AZ):one of the first decision every family in america has to make as they sit around the kitchen table is what's the 15:48:53budget? what are they going to be able to spend. we will be going out of session sometime here before the elections without even a cursory effort at a budget. Alexander, L. (R-TN):the senator from kansas is here. he served with distinction not only in the senate, but in the 15:49:09house of representatives. senator roberts, i want to go back to the point that senator byrd made. he said in his address to new senators that as long as the senate retains the power to amend and unlimited debate, the 15:49:25liberties of the people will remain secure. what we're talking about here is not the importance so much as the senator from kansas' voice or the senator from new hampshire's voice, but the voices of the american people and their being suppressed. you've seen this congress for a 15:49:40long time. what do we need to do to take the senate back to the senate that it should be? Roberts (R-KS):i would just quote, if i might -- and i appreciate the senator from tennessee certainly bringing up the statements by our revered 15:49:58senator, senator byrd. i remember when i first came to the senate, he had a, for lack of a better word, a lecture, maybe a sermon about the comity of the senate and why the senate was much different than the house. 15:50:11a standard example is that the house is where you pour a hot cup of coffee and it cools off and the senate when you put the coffee in the saucer. and that's what you're supposed to do to protect the minority. here's what he said. you were there, i was there, i think it was one of his last 15:50:27speeches before a committee, before we lost, bob. at any rate he said -- and his knowledge of and love for this body was unmatched. 15:50:36he actually wrote the history of the senate. i mean, who can do that? which he did. he said he opposed cloture by a simple majority because -- quote -- "it would immediately destroy the uniqueness of this institution. the senate is the only place in government where the rights of a 15:50:52numerical minority are so protected. a minority can be right and minority views can certainly improve legislation." obviously, if we go down another road -- and we have. i just heard the majority leader 15:51:08indicate that this side of the aisle is guilty of obstructionism. well, i guess it's in the eyes of the beholder. while i'm at it, i might remind my friend from arizona, but he's left the floor temporarily, that 15:51:24the bumper sticker for the distinguished state of new hampshire is "live free or die." i hope that we live free, and i would hope that the distinguished senator from new hampshire would not take that literally. you know, given the comments by the senator from arizona. 15:51:41i came to this -- i came to the congress, i came to public service in 1980 with my dear friend from new hampshire. other than some rather obstreperous inks dents in 15:51:57regards to -- incidents in regards to basketball, we enjoyed a very good relationship. but there isn't anybody here in the senate, or for that matter the house, but especially in the senate that, understands the budget process and how minority rights should be protected and 15:52:12how we should proceed other than judd gregg. he has just done an outstanding job, and i know once he leaves the senate he's going to be called upon to help us get out of this tremendous debt problem and to face the entitlements 15:52:30square on. facts are stubborn things, and i'm not trying to put these facts on any individual. as the distinguished senator from tennessee has pointed out, what this really is about is the consent of the governed. 15:52:46that's what madison was really interested in when he really protected that and wrote about it in the constitution. you want a strong executive and you want certainly a house and a senate to be responsive. but, it is to protect the consent of the governed. 15:53:03and the governed, as everybody knows today, is extremely upset, and it's because their voice is not heard. why is their voice not heard? well, in the 110th congress in the house of representatives, only 1% of the bills were brought to the floor with open 15:53:19amendment rules. 1%. 99% of the bills that reach the senate from the house had little or no input from the minority. as of march of 2010, the house was on track to shatter its record for closed amendment rules in the 111th congress. 15:53:35well, that's the house, and i spent 16 years in the house, and i can remember very well one particular incident where there was a real controversy over a seat in indiana. the secretary of state of indiana declared the winner. it came back to the house 15:53:50administration committee, went back out to indiana, recounted. when the democrat went ahead, they called it closed and that was it. we walked out, and we said the comity of the house had been destroyed. we're close. we're close here in the senate. the trends in the senate in the 110th congress cloture was 15:54:08filed 133 times, 98 which were filed the moment the question was raised on the floor. if that isn't obstructionism, i don't know what is. over the last 22 years, the senate majority leader has filled the tree roughly three times for congress on average. three. 15:54:23however, from january 2007 to april of 2010, the majority leader filled the tree 26 times. that's a 300% increase in filling the tree for the 110th and 111th congress. these numbers do not reflect 15:54:40additional times this has taken place in the five months since the numbers were submitted to the rules committee, including today with d.o.d. authorization. so from the 103rd through the 109th congress rule 14 to bypass committee was used on 15:54:55average 24 times in congress. this was shattered in the 110th congress when it was used 57 times. i just want to go over these facts sthoe in regards to the definition -- to show in regards to the definition of obstructionism, it goes both 15:55:11ways. that's the rest of the story, if you please. a little bit later, if the distinguished senator from tennessee has time, i would like to go over this sense of the senate resolution or legislation to be introduced by the, i think 15:55:28it's the junior senator from new mexico declaring the rules of the senate unconstitutional in order to rewrite the rules to 15:55:36favor a simple majority to pass legislation. i would like to have a discussion with him at a future time, and i know the distinguished senator from utah has something to say as well. Alexander, L. (R-TN):the senator from utah has had a distinguished career in the united states senate. 15:55:49his father did before. he has an unusual perspective of this body. and i wonder what his reflections might be upon senator byrd's thought about the importance of allowing senators to reflect the voices of people in the country. 15:56:07and when those voices are cut off in the senate, they're cut off at home. Bennett, R. (R-UT):madam president, i thank the senator from tennessee for his reference to my service, but i use as my example for why i'm here to join this colloquy not my long 15:56:25service, because it hasn't been all that long by the terms of the senate, but my experience today. and i think what we experience today here on the floor is a demonstration of what happens. i happen to be one, perhaps a minority on my side of the 15:56:42aisle -- i haven't taken a whip check -- who is in favor of the "dream" act. i want to be one who will vote for the "dream" act. the senator from tennessee talks about the people and their concern. while i was back in utah over the weekend, i had a 15:56:59demonstration of very earnest young people show up in front of the federal building to ask me to please vote for the "dream" act. and they had compelling stories, and i was identifying with what 15:57:15they had to say. but i had to say to them, i won't get an opportunity to vote for the "dream" act. oh, yes, they said, you'll have a vote on tuesday on the "dream" act. no, the vote on tuesday is not on the "dream" act. the vote on tuesday is on the 15:57:32motion to proceed to the defense authorization bill that has been loaded down with amendments that prevents us from having an up-or-down vote on the "dream" act itself. i said, well the dream act would 15:57:48be one of those amendments. the "dream" act would be add to it. yes, the "dream" act will be added to it, but will i have an opportunity to vote on an amendment to strip out the other stuff that i don't like? no, i won't have the opportunity to do that. 15:58:02so this was the dilemma that i explained to these young people. some of them looked too young to vote, but i'm sure they are old enough to vote. it's just that everybody looks a lot younger to me now than they used to. i said here's the dilemma that i have by virtue of what the 15:58:19majority leader has done, he's created a parliamentary situation where in order to vote as you want me to vote, as you express your voice, i have to vote opposite to what a large 15:58:34number of my other constituents want me to vote. i have to vote in favor of federal funding for abortions in military hospitals. some of you say it will be private funding. 15:58:50yes, but it will take place in a military hospital and supported by federal funding. i have never voted for federal funding in any form for abortions. now in order to support the "dream" act by the way the tree has been filled, by the way this thing has been put together, i 15:59:06will have no choice. if i vote the way you want me to vote, i will offend a vast majority of my other constituents who don't want me to vote that way on the question of abortions in military hospitals. if i vote to proceed, i will be voting to act precipitously, in 15:59:23my view, with respect to the policy of don't ask, don't tell, which senator -- which president clinton signed into law at the beginning of my service here in the senate. i'm perfectly willing to vote to repeal don't ask, don't tell if 15:59:38the military services complete their survey that tells us that that's right and proper for military performance. but the majority wants to make that decision before they get the information from the military. 15:59:53so, i have to cast a vote that i think is the wrong vote for the military in order to vote for the "dream" act. well, they looked at me as if i were crazy. certainly you can separate these things and vote on each one on its own individual merits.