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AP-APTN-0930: US Skyscraper Tuesday, 1 May 2012 STORY:US Skyscraper- New 1 World Trade Center becomes New York's tallest building LENGTH: 02:49 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/POOL/AP PHOTOS/WABC STORY NUMBER: 739003 DATELINE: New York - 30 Apr 2012/Recent LENGTH: 02:49 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY AP PHOTOS - NO ACCESS CANADA/ FOR BROADCAST USE ONLY/ STRICTLY NO ACCESS ONLINE OR MOBILE ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA/ INTERNET SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION NEWS - AP CLIENTS ONLY New York - 30 April 2012 1. Tilt up of One World Trade Center ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA OR INTERNET New York - April 30, 2012 2. Wide of beam on crane being lifted to the top of One World Trade Center (MUTE) AP TELEVISION NEWS - AP CLIENTS ONLY New York - April 30, 2012 3. People clapping as beam is put in place POOL - AP TELEVISION CLIENTS ONLY New York - April 30, 2012 4. Pull out of beam being put in place (making One World Trade Center taller than the Empire State Building) 5. SOUNDBITE:(English): Bill Baroni, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey: "Becoming the tallest building in New York sends a very clear message: they didn't win (meaning attackers who flew planes into World Trade Center on 11 September, 2001) What we see here today is this determination to remember what we lost, and rebuild even higher. This is a great day for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, but it will be greater when this building is teeming with tenants and teeming with people going to work." AP TELEVISION NEWS - AP CLIENTS ONLY New York - April 17, 2012 6. Zoom in, shows One World Trade Center, Empire State Building behind POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY New York - April 30, 2012 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Scott Rechler, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey: "The development of this building, combined with the other buildings on the World Trade Center site will result in more than 14 (b) billion dollars of economic activity and when completed will serve as a centre for economic growth for decades to come." AP TELEVISION NEWS - AP CLIENTS ONLY New York - April 30, 2012 8. Wide of One World Trade Center 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox pop, Michael Dortheimer, New Yorker: "The tallest unoccupied building. It's 10-and-a-half years and I live on the other side of the highway and it's taken long enough and it probably won't be occupied until maybe 2015. So what do I think? Non-event." 10. Driving view of One World Trade Center, on west side of Manhattan 11. SOUNDBITE: (english) Vox pop, Catherine McVay Hughes, New Yorker: "We're very happy to have our own diamond, our own building back, for being the way-finding (landmark) for lower Manhattan." 12. Wide of One World Trade Center construction workers 13. SOUNDBITE (English): John Miller, WTC steel erector: "It's been a long time coming man. Ground Zero World Trade Centre, tallest building in New York, back in effect." AP PHOTOS - NO ACCESS CANADA/ FOR BROADCAST USE ONLY/ STRICTLY NO ACCESS ONLINE OR MOBILE New York - Oct. 2010 to April 2012 14. Time lapse video from still photos of construction progress at One World Trade Centre from October, 2010 to April, 2012 STORYLINE: One World Trade Center, the monolith being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the attacks of 11 September, 2001, claimed the title of New York City's tallest skyscraper on Monday, as workers erected steel columns that made its unfinished skeleton a little over 1,250 feet (381 metres), just enough to peep over the roof of the observation deck on the Empire State Building. After riding an elevator to the 90th floor, a small group of officials and journalists had to climb three steep ladders to reach the top platform, which was encircled by blue safety netting. Bill Baroni, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said the building sends a clear message to the attackers of 11 September 2001. "What we see here today," he said, "is this determination to remember what we lost, and rebuild even higher." New Yorkers seemed happy with the project but one pointed out that it was still the tallest unoccupied building, which had taken a decade to build and probably would not be occupied until 2015. "So what do I think? Non-event." he said Monday's milestone though, is just a stepping stone: workers are still adding floors to the building once called the Freedom Tower and when it reaches its full height next year it is likely to be declared the tallest building in the US, and third tallest in the world. Much depends on the status of a 408-foot-tall (124 metres) needle that will sit on the tower's roof: Count it, and the World Trade Centre is back on top. Otherwise, it will have to settle for Number 2, after the Willis Tower in Chicago. Even with the needle, which will function as a broadcast antenna, the world's tallest building will still be the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, which opened in 2010 and stands at 2,717 feet (828 metres.) It's next nearest rival in New York is the Bank of America building. 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AP-APTN-1830 North America Prime News -Final Friday, 16 April 2010 North America Prime News World Airports 4 05:02 Pt No Singapore/CNN/CNBC/BBC WRAP Stranded passengers in airports due to volcanic ash, Paris take-off Europe Ash 04:01 See script REPLAY Eurocontrol comment, pilot describes incident, scientific plane takes off Iceland Floods 02:08 No Access Iceland REPLAY Swollen river, ice flash floods from melting glacier, evacuation centre, sots China Quake 4 03:38 AP Clients Only REPLAY Rescuers, villagers and monks try to find survivors under quake rubble Kyrgyzstan Bakiyev 2 03:47 Pt No Access Russia WRAP Officials take weapons from ousted leader's family, Bakiyev ++US Goldman Sachs 01:39 AP Clients Only NEW Goldman Sachs accused of civil fraud in subprime mortgage market ++Brazil US Dam 01:31 AP Clients Only NEW Judge overturns delay for bidding on Amazon dam, James Cameron sots B-u-l-l-e-t-i-n begins at 1830 GMT. APEX 04-16-10 1456EDT -----------End of rundown----------- AP-APTN-1830: World Airports 4 Friday, 16 April 2010 STORY:World Airports 4- WRAP Stranded passengers in airports due to volcanic ash, Paris take-off LENGTH: 05:02 FIRST RUN: 1730 RESTRICTIONS: Pt No Singapore/CNN/CNBC/BBC TYPE: Various/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/Mediacorp News STORY NUMBER: 643229 DATELINE: Various - 16 April 2010 LENGTH: 05:02 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY MEDIACORP NEWS - NO ACCESS SINGAPORE/CNN/CNBC/BBC SHOTLIST: (FIRST RUN 1330 EUROPE PRIME NEWS, 16 APRIL 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Rome, Italy 1. Wide of Fiumicino Rome airport 2. Wide control tower 3. Wide interior of Fiumicino Rome airport 4. People lining up to check timetable 5. Screen giving passengers information 6. People waiting 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Michael Parson, Tourist from Ireland: "Last night we were taken to a hotel in Ostia (town close by airport), which was very nice, and we were all happy to be in 'Bella Italia'. So, if you have to be stuck, Italy is the best place in the world. We love it." 8. Wide of people looking at screen (FIRST RUN 1330 EUROPE PRIME NEWS, 16 APRIL 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Amsterdam, The Netherlands 9. Various of people queueing at Air Berlin check-in 10. Wide of people queuing to buy train tickets 11. Wide of couple sitting on floor 12. Low shot of airport official speaking with passengers 13. Passengers waiting by their luggage trolley 14. Various of people sleeping on stretchers in airport ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1730 NEWS UPDATE, 16 APRIL 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Paris, France 15. British Airways Open Skies plane taking off from runway at Orly airport bound for Newark, New Jersey, US 16. Pan interior airport of screens showing cancelled flights and air traffic disrupted 17. Check-in desk 18. SOUNDBITE: (English) Frank Freiler, General Manager of Beauty Care Solutions: "So we're one of the lucky few. It sounds like they are actually going to get out of Paris today and get back to beautiful downtown Newark, New Jersey." (FIRST RUN 1330 EUROPE PRIME NEWS, 16 APRIL 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Delhi, India 19. Various of tourists sitting outside at Delhi airport 20. Pan of display board showing flight status 21. Close-up of display board 22. Wide of passengers 23. Wide of passengers leaving with their luggage 24. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Overend, British Tourist "This volcano in Iceland spreading ash all over Britain and I think it's causing problems with the navigation systems and also a concern about particles going into engines. So, obviously, till the British authorities are absolutely satisfied that it's safe we can't fly which is the right thing to do but it's a bit frustrating." 25. Airline official putting up notice 26. Passenger talking to airline official (FIRST RUN 1330 EUROPE PRIME NEWS, 16 APRIL 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Bangkok, Thailand 27. Wide pan of passengers in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport departure hall 28. Close pan of departures board showing flight to London delayed 29. Wide of airport, people walking, pushing trolleys 30. Wide pan of passengers queuing at airline desk 31. SOUNDBITE: (English) Helene Uschakow, German tourist: "We have lost our jobs when we don't come to the work." 32. Various of people, whose flights are delayed, sitting in hotel garden 33. SOUNDBITE: (English) Brendan Wright, British tourist: "Beside myself. Because I've got no money left, don't know where to go, what to do, on my own, so, yeah, completely lost." 34. Wide of airport departures hall (FIRST RUN 1330 EUROPE PRIME NEWS, 16 APRIL 2010) MEDIACORP NEWS - NO ACCESS SINGAPORE, CNN, CNBC, BBC Singapore 35. Pan of stranded passengers at Changi Airport 36. Various of passengers in waiting area 37. Flight information boards 38. Close-up of cancelled flight information 39. Various of stranded passengers 40. SOUNDBITE: (English) No Name Given, Tourist: "It's an absolute nightmare. Nobody tells you anything. They said they were going to come down and tell us within the hour, and nobody came down and told us anything until the next day." 41. SOUNDBITE: (English) No Name Given, Tourist: "They're providing us with food and water and drinks and blankets. Obviously the floor's hard, but we've got through the night." 42. Departure information board 43. Various of passenger at Singapore Airline counter 44. SOUNDBITE, Nicholas Ionides,Vice-President, Public Affairs for Singapore Airlines "The situation now is that we don't know when those airports will be reopened, those airports that are closed. So we're in very close contacts with authorities in those areas, and we're trying to find out as soon as we can, when those airports will be opened. " 45. Pan across departure information board 46. Wide of stranded passengers at Changi Airport STORYLINE: Thousands of travellers worldwide who were hoping to fly into Europe airports were stranded on Friday as ash from a volcano in Iceland caused havoc with flight travel. Travel chaos engulfed major European cities and the UN warned of possible health risks from falling ash. Thousands of planes stayed on the tarmacs to avoid the hazardous cloud and aircraft were unable to fly in. Eurocontrol, the European air traffic agency, said the flight disruptions that upended travel in Europe and reverberated throughout the world on Thursday were even worse on Friday. Half a dozen European nations had closed their airspaces it said. The cloud was drifting east and about 60 percent of European flights were not operating. Delays will continue into Saturday, it said. Passengers were left stranded in Rome Fiumicino international airport on Friday when international flights to northern Europe were cancelled due to volcano cloud. Italian news agency reported the cancellation of at least 34 international flights to and from northern Europe during the first part of Friday. But later on Friday a British Airways plane chartered by Open Skies took off from Orly airport in the French capital Paris, bound for Newark in the United States - one of the few planes allowed to leave French airspace all day. There were about 45 passengers aboard, amongst them Frank Freiler, a general manager for Beauty Care Solutions in the United States. "So we're one of the lucky few," he said. "It sounds like they're actually going to get out of Paris today and get back to beautiful downtown Newark, New Jersey." No explanation was given as to why civil aviation restrictions were lifted for some but not all planes. Airspace reopened on Friday over the northern parts of Norway and Sweden but remained closed in the rest of the Nordic region because of the volcanic ash cloud from Iceland, officials said. Sweden reversed a gradual reopening of its airspace after weather reports indicated the plume would continue to spread over the region into the weekend. Only small airports in the northernmost parts of the country were operational. The country's civil aviation authority said it didn't know when the restrictions would be lifted. Norwegian airport operator Avinor reopened airspace over the northern half of Norway's west coast in the morning but most of the country remained a no-fly zone, including Oslo's Gardermoen Airport. In Denmark, aviation officials said the airspace would stay closed at least through 0600GMT Saturday. Finland, which closed its airspace early on Friday, said it would extend the measure to Sunday afternoon instead of Saturday, as earlier planned. Finnish airports operator Finavia Corp. said it expected the volcanic ash plume to remain over the country for several days. State-run Air India cancelled 11 flights on Friday from New Delhi and Mumbai to Frankfurt-Chicago, Frankfurt-Newark, London-Toronto, and directly to London and Paris, according to a statement. Jet Airways, a private airline said it had cancelled 15 flights from New Delhi and Mumbai to London and Brussels and to Toronto, Newark and New York via Brussels pending the reopening of European airports and air space. Thai Airways announced on its website that it cancelled ten flights between Bangkok and Europe on Friday. Some travellers stuck in Thailand said they may have to wait until 20 April for the earliest flight to Europe. Others said they'd been told it could be May before they get onto a flight. Singapore airport authorities faced a shortage of hotel rooms to accommodate stranded passengers. 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APTN APEX 04-16-10 1434EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Europe Ash Friday, 16 April 2010 STORY:Europe Ash- REPLAY Eurocontrol comment, pilot describes incident, scientific plane takes off LENGTH: 04:01 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: See script TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/SKY/PA/EUMETSAT STORY NUMBER: 643183 DATELINE: Various - 16 April 2010 LENGTH: 04:01 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SKY - NO ACCESS UK/RET/CNNI/AL JAZEERA ENGLISH PA - NO UK/COMMERCIAL USE EUMETSAT - AP CLIENTS ONLY/ MUST COURTESY EUMETSAT SHOTLIST: (FIRST RUN 0830 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 16 APRIL 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Berlin, Germany 1. Pan exterior of Airberlin planes on tarmac (FIRST RUN 0830 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 16 APRIL 2010) AuBC - NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA Sydney, Australia 2. Wide exterior of Quantas plane on tarmac 3. Mid of Qantas containers next to plane 4. Wide interior of people waiting at check-in desks (FIRST RUN 0830 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 16 APRIL 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Paris, France 5. Wide of Air France planes on tarmac 6. Mid of Air France plane tails ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 16 APRIL 2010) AP Photos - No Access Canada/For Broadcast use only - Strictly No Access Online or Mobile Brussels, Belgium - 16 April 2010 7. STILL showing computer display at the European Air Navigation Agency, the coloured dots representing aircraft in flight in European airspace ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 16 APRIL 2010) PA - NO UK/COMMERCIAL USE London, UK - 29 January 1982 8. STILL British Airways 747 Captain Eric Moody receiving an award for landing safely in Jakarta, Indonesia, after volcanic dust caused total loss of power in all four engines ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 16 APRIL 2010) SKY NEWS - No Access UK/RTE/CNNi/Al Jazeera English 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Eric Moody, Former 747 pilot: (The 'He' that Captain Moody refers to is the cabin steward) "We'd gone from down around 15, 16 thousand feet and I knew that the oxygen masks had now dropped down in the cabin and I wanted to speak to him and I tried to talk to him on the telephone system on board but that wasn't working and that was part, we were confused because lots of things we had been trained, that would work in these situations weren't working and vice versa so all three of us on the flight deck admitted to being very confused during the whole thing however, the only way I could speak to him was to use the passenger address and I thought well I've always been an honest sort of a bloke, let's tell them the truth. And I just said 'Good evening again ladies and gentlemen, this is Captain Eric Moody here, we've got a small problem in that all four engines have failed we're doing our upmost to get them going, I trust you are not in too much distress.'" ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 16 APRIL 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Brussels, Belgium - 16 April 2010 10. Wide of news conference 11. Close up of map showing european airspace 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Sultana, Deputy Director of Central Floor Management Unit at Eurocontrol: "I think the decision made by each state and each air navigation service provider was taken in the interests of safety of air travel. There is guidance from the International Civil Aviation Authority. I cannot say whether it is an overreaction - undereaction, I think everyone is working in the interests of safety." ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 16 APRIL 2010) EUMETSAT - AP CLIENTS ONLY/ MUST COURTESY EUMETSAT Satellite image of Europe - 16 April 2010 13. Satellite image of volcanic ash cloud (peach coloured) stretching from northern Finland to the United Kingdom ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 16 APRIL 2010) SKY - NO ACCESS UK/RET/CNNI/AL JAZEERA ENGLISH Cranfield Airfield, UK - 16 April 2010 14. Scientific plane taxiing on tarmac 15. SOUNDBITE (English) Guy Gratton, Scientist: ++SOUNDBITE STARTS UNDER PREVIOUS SHOT++ "We're going to be flying to the North and Northeast of London, operating over East Anglia and the North Sea, between about 5 thousand and 15 thousand feet. The intention is to identify where the edges of the ashcloud are and I certainly expect to be finding it this time. The Met office are currently seeing a thin layer of ash over Cardington, which is just a few miles from here between 6 and 8 thousand feet and the satellites are showing the bulk of the ash running down the east side of the North Sea and over Denmark so we're going to be looking at the edges of that, refining the model the Met office have got and hopefully putting them in a good position to make the best possible advice with regard to whether and when it's safe to reopen the London airports." 16. Research plane taking off from Cranfield Airfield to collect data on volcanic ash over UK STORYLINE: Eurocontrol, the European air navigation safety agency, said on Friday that travellers should brace themselves for more disruptions because of ash from Iceland's volcano. Deputy Director of Central Floor Management Unit at Eurocontrol, Joe Sultana, said that they had no option but to err on the side of caution. "There is guidance from the International Civil Aviation Authority. I cannot say whether it is an overreaction - undereaction, I think everyone is acting in the interests of safety," he told reporters in Brussels. Eurocontrol predicted only 12,000 flights in all of Europe on Friday, down from 28,000 on a normal day. On Thursday, when the air traffic emergency gradually spread across Europe, there were 20,334 flights. Twelve countries have been affected by the no-fly ban on Friday: Britain (excluding Scotland), Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, northern France (including all Paris airports), northern parts of Germany, parts of Poland (including Warsaw airport) and the Czech Republic. On Friday, trans-Atlantic flights, normally 300, were severely curtailed. Only about 120 flights arrived from across the Atlantic, said Eurocontrol. Former British Airways pilot, Eric Moody, told British broadcaster Sky just how dangerous volcanic ash can be to a plane after one of his flights almost crashed. "And I just said 'Good evening again ladies and gentlemen, this is Captain Eric Moody here, we've got a small problem in that all four engines have failed we're doing our upmost to get them going, I trust you are not in too much distress,'" he explained how he was forced to tell his passengers of the danger they were in. Captain Moody was later given the Hugh Gordon Burge award for managing to land the plane safely in Jakarta. Meanwhile, in a bid to learn more about exactly where the perimeter of the ash is and how quickly it is spreading around the United Kingdom a group of scientists took a special research plane up into the sky on Friday to take samples. "The satellites are showing the bulk of the ash running down the east side of the North Sea and over Denmark so we're going to be looking at the edges of that, refining the model the Met office have got and hopefully putting them in a good position to make the best possible advice with regard to whether and when it's safe to reopen the London airports," Scientist Guy Gratton told British broadcaster Sky. The information brought back from the mission, due to land back at Cranfield Airport in Bedfordshire at 9pm (2000 GMT), will be given to the Met Office to help with its forecasting. 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APTN APEX 04-16-10 1434EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Iceland Floods Friday, 16 April 2010 STORY:Iceland Floods- REPLAY Swollen river, ice flash floods from melting glacier, evacuation centre, sots LENGTH: 02:08 FIRST RUN: 1330 RESTRICTIONS: No Access Iceland TYPE: Icelandic/Nat SOURCE: RUV STORY NUMBER: 643208 DATELINE: Eyjafjallajokull - 16 April 2010 LENGTH: 02:08 RUV - NO ACCESS ICELAND SHOTLIST: 1. Pan of flash flood that came from the Eyjafjallajokull (ay-yah-FYAH'-plah-yer-kuh-duhl) volcano overnight, bursting the banks of a nearby river 2. Various of fast flowing water with ash in it 3. Various of water gushing over broken levee 4. Pan right of fast flowing water with pumice lumps floating on the surface 5. Wide pan of high river 6. Various of blocks of ice surrounded by bits of pumice/ash 7. Tilt-up from river to sky 8. Officials monitoring the river 9. Close-up of officials faces 10. Various of farmer Elin S. Ragnarsdottir talking on her mobile at the Hvolsvollur emergency centre 11. SOUNDBITE (Icelandic) Elin S. Ragnarsdottir, Farmer: "Sure. We completely depend on the Civil Protection people. They are doing a wonderful job. We feel very welcome here." 12. Emergency centre workers carrying a table into centre STORYLINE Ice chunks the size of houses tumbled down from a volcano beneath Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier on Thursday, as hot gases melted the ice. The volcano began erupting on Wednesday for the second time in less than a month. Torrents of water filled with ash and pumice roared down the steep slopes of the volcano. About 40 people nearby were evacuated because of flash floods, which washed away chunks of the country's main ring road. Farmer Elin S. Ragnarsdottir was one of the locals being looked after at the Hvolsvollur emergency centre. "We completely depend on the Civil Protection people. They are doing a wonderful job. We feel very welcome here," she said. More floods from melting waters are expected as long as the volcano keeps erupting, a member of the Civil Protection Department said. Iceland, a nation of 320-thousand people, sits on a large volcanic hot spot in the Atlantic's mid-oceanic ridge, and has a history of devastating eruptions. One of the worst was the 1783 eruption of the Laki volcano, which spewed a toxic cloud over Europe. 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APTN APEX 04-16-10 1434EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: China Quake 4 Friday, 16 April 2010 STORY:China Quake 4- REPLAY Rescuers, villagers and monks try to find survivors under quake rubble LENGTH: 03:38 FIRST RUN: 1230 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Mandarin/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 643201 DATELINE: Jiegu, Yushu County - 16 April 2010 LENGTH: 03:38 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST 1. Top shot of collapsed school complex with excavator digging rubble 2. Rescuers and monks gathered in front of damaged school complex 3. Body of student being placed in a blanket to be taken away by monks 4. Wide of monks and rescuers 5. Various of monks taking body away 6. Close-up of body being wrapped in quilts 7. Various of research team, students and parents gathered watching monks wrap student's body 8. Wide of monk wrapping body 9. Woman crying 10. Wide of Chen Guangming, Vice Principle of Yushu Vocational Boarding School, talking to two journalists 11. SOUNDBITE (Mandarin) Chen Guangming, Vice Principle of Yushu county's Vocational Boarding School: "Some teachers and I were digging and pulling out students with our bare hands. We didn't have any kind of tools. We couldn't lift the bigger rocks so we found some ropes and pulled them. Mostly we used our hands, you see mine are cut. This way we were able to pull out five, three of them are still alive." 12. Former student looking at photos he found in the rubble 13. Photo of a student who was found dead 14. Tilt-up from school books on floor of hallway to rescuers working at end of hallway 15. Reverse shot of search team 16. Pan of devastated neighbourhood on hill 17. Various of people searching through rubble to find possessions 18. Wide of crowd gathered to receive relief supplies from cargo truck 19. Police holding back crowd as relief supplies are distributed 20. People watching from behind police line 21. Various of tents wrapped in plastic bags being handed down from truck to waiting residents 22. Various of troops and rescue team searching through rubble for survivors 23. Various of monks sitting on ground chanting ritual prayers for those died beneath Jiegu Temple 24. Various of pile of wrapped bodies of earthquake victims in cloths on a stage 25. Various of oil lamps 26. SOUNDBITE (Mandarin) GeGa, Tibetan Buddhist Monk: "For us the Tibetan people, this is critically important. Every Tibetan here believes in Buddhism. For them, religious rituals, like chanting of scriptures and a belief in salvation for the dead, are very important. If there is no ritual, like praying and helping the dead into the afterlife, Tibetans would feel very guilty." 27. Wide of monks performing ritual in front of bodies 28. Close-up of monk chanting prayer into microphone 29. Various of monks chanting 30. Close-up of Tibetan prayer wheel spinning in monk's hand STORYLINE Rescuers probed the rubble for sounds or movement on Friday in a rush to find anyone still buried alive more than 48 hours after an earthquake hit western China, killing at least 791 people. Many survivors shivered through a second night outdoors as they waited for tents to arrive in the remote, mountainous Tibetan area. People with broken arms or legs cried in pain as medical teams could offer little more than injections for relief. Stunned survivors wandered the dusty streets of Jiegu, where relief workers estimated 70 percent to 90 percent of the low-slung town of wood-and-mud housing had collapsed. The official Xinhua News Agency reported on Friday afternoon the death toll had risen to 791, with 294 missing. The report said 11,477 people were injured, 1,174 severely. The strongest of the quakes on Wednesday morning measured magnitude 6.9 by the US Geological Survey and 7.1 by China's earthquake administration. China Central Television (CCTV) reported that about 40-thousand tents would be in place by Saturday, enough to accommodate all survivors. Also on the way was more equipment to help probe for signs of life under the debris, it said. The remote mountain region's high altitude, about 13-thousand feet (four-thousand metres), left some rescuers and even their sniffer dogs breathless or feeling ill. At one collapsed school, civilians, including Tibetan monks in crimson robes, joined rescue workers on top of a pile of debris to pull out the bodies of students. "Some teachers and I were digging and pulling out students with our bare hands. We didn't have any kind of tools ... Mostly we used our hands, you see mine are cut. This way we were able to pull out five, three of them were still alive," said Chen Guangming, Vice Principle of Yushu County's Vocational Boarding School, where the bodies of 26 students were found. Xinhua quoted a local education official as saying 66 children and 10 teachers had died, mostly in three schools, but more remained missing. A spokesman for the Qinghai-based educational NGO Gesanghua, said the first and third grade classrooms at the Yushu No. 3 Wanquan Elementary School crumbled because they were built with mud, instead of brick and cement. An employee at the Children's Home of Hope for orphans, said 30 of the home's children were missing, including many who attended classes at the No. 3 Wanquan school. The collapsed schools were an eerie echo of the massive Sichuan quake in 2008, in which thousands of students died when their poorly built schools collapsed. But unlike Sichuan - where schools toppled as other buildings stood - nearly everything fell over in Yushu. Meanwhile, Tibetan monks prayed over hundreds of bodies on Friday at a makeshift morgue next to their monastery. One of the monks from the Jiegu Monastery, estimated that about thousand bodies had been brought to a hillside clearing in the shadow of the monastery. He said a precise count was difficult because bodies continued to trickle in and some had already been taken away by family members. Dozens of monks began singing chants, or sutras, late in the afternoon and planned to begin cremating the unclaimed bodies on Saturday. According to one of the monks it was impossible to perform traditional sky burials for all. Tibetan sky burials involve chopping a body into pieces and leaving it on a platform to be devoured by vultures. 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APTN APEX 04-16-10 1434EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Kyrgyzstan Bakiyev 2 Friday, 16 April 2010 STORY:Kyrgyzstan Bakiyev 2- WRAP Officials take weapons from ousted leader's family, Bakiyev LENGTH: 03:47 FIRST RUN: 1230 RESTRICTIONS: Pt No Access Russia TYPE: Russian/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/RU-RTR/KTR STORY NUMBER: 643185 DATELINE: Various, 15/16 April 2010 LENGTH: 03:47 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY RU-RTR - NO ACCESS RUSSIA KYRGYZ TV - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: (FIRST RUN 1130 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS, APRIL 16 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Teyit, Jalal-Abad region, southern Kyrgyzstan, April 16 2010 1. Wide shot of ousted president Kurmanbek Bakiyev's supporters around yurt (tent) where Bakiyev's family is holding talks with representatives of the new government 2. Pan of talks inside yurt 3. Pan from Kanybek Turdumambetov, prosecutor of the Jalal-Abad region, to General Artur Medotbekov, deputy head of the state security service GSNB 4. Mid shot of weapons handed in by the Bakiyev family - four Saiga automatic rifles and one Kalashnikov automatic rifle 5. Mid shot government officer picking up one rifle 6. Close up of inspector emptying magazine 7. Close up of rounds of ammunition on the floor 8. Mid shot of weapons (FIRST RUN 1130 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS, APRIL 16 2010) KYRGYZ TV - AP CLIENTS ONLY Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, April 16 2010 9. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Roza Otunbayeva, interim president: "Bakiyev's active movements, his public speeches in Jalal-Abad and Osh, where he was surrounded by gunmen, have put the country on the edge of a civil war. We could not let a new tragedy happen to our people." ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1230 NEWS UPDATE, APRIL 16 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE - Osh, southern Kyrgyzstan, April 15 2010 10. Ousted president Kurmanbek Bakiyev getting out of car, people cheering 11. Bakiyev addressing crowd 12. Wide of crowd running as gunfire starts, AUDIO: Gunfire (FIRST RUN 1130 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS, APRIL 16 2010) KYRGYZ TV - AP CLIENTS ONLY Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, April 16 2010 13. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Roza Otunbayeva, interim president: "Bakiyev won't evade justice, he will not be able to hide anywhere in the world. None of the relatives or allies of Bakiyev that were with him until the end, have been allowed out of the country." ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1230 NEWS UPDATE, APRIL 16 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE - Osh, Kyrgyzstan, April 15 2010 14. Bakiyev's convoy leaving Osh 15. Pan from crowd to armed man firing in sky, AUDIO: Gunfire (FIRST RUN 1130 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS, APRIL 16 2010) RTR - NO ACCESS RUSSIA Brasilia, Brazil, April 15 2010 16. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Dmitry Medvedev, Russian president: "We had to get various parties involved. At the summit in Washington I held talks with both the president of Kazakhstan who helped solve this issue, and with the US president, taking into account the various divergent interests in the country and in the region as a whole. Finally reason triumphed, and I would like to say again that I really hope that we have managed to avoid a deterioration in the development of events there." (FIRST RUN 1130 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS, APRIL 16 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Teyit, Jalal-Abad region, southern Kyrgyzstan, April 16 2010 17. Wide shot of Bakiyev's supporters outside yurt where Bakiyev's family is holding talks with representatives of the new government 18. Mid shot Kanybek Bakiyev, Kurmanbek Bakiyev's brother, talking to supporters 19. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Kanybek Bakiyev, Kurmanbek Bakiyev's brother: "On the one hand, we are less worried about his fate and his life now that he is holding talks with the opposition (in Kazakhstan). Let us hope a compromise solution is found. But the people are still excited and concerned over the president's fate." 20. Wide shot of crowd of Bakiyev supporters arguing with government officials as they try to leave Bakiyev's estate 21. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) General Artur Medotbekov, deputy head of the state security service: "The Prosecutor-General's Office has launched a criminal case and wants to interrogate Zhanybek Bakiyev and former defence minister Bakyt Kalyev. Bakyt Kalyev has been detained, while Zhanybek Bakiyev should come here now and testify." 22. Mid shot of Medotbekov leaving the compound 23. Mid shot of officials transferring confiscated weapons which are placed inside a vehicle STORYLINE: Relatives of Kyrgyzstan's ousted president submitted weapons to officials on Friday in their home village in the south of the country, a day after the president himself fled the country. While the moves appeared to reduce the likelihood of resistance by Kurmanbek Bakiyev backers, Kyrgyzstan's interim authorities were still searching for one of his brothers after issuing a warrant for his arrest, and it was unclear if Zhanybek Bakiyev would submit peacefully. Zhanybek Bakiyev, former head of the presidential guard service, is accused of ordering that shots be fired into a crowd of protesters on April 7 in the capital, Bishkek. The shooting enraged protesters, who stormed government buildings, driving the president to take refuge in the family compound in the southern village of Teyit. At least 83 people died in the Bishkek violence. For more than a week, the president tried to marshal support to resist the opposition figures who claimed power in Bishkek after his departure. But after fleeing a support rally on Thursday when gunfire broke out, he flew to neighbouring Kazakhstan under a plan negotiated by the US, Russian and Kazakh presidents, the United Nations, the European Union and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe. It was unclear how long he would remain in Kazakhstan. Interim leader Roza Otunbayeva said on Friday the country would push for an international investigation of the violence and that "Bakiyev won't evade justice." Police and the regional prosecutor came to the Bakiyev family compound on Friday morning, and Bakiyev's brother Akhmat, who is not sought for arrest, turned over several hunting and assault rifles. Otunbayeva on Thursday showed The Associated Press what she said was a formal letter of resignation handwritten by the president and received by fax. "Bakiyev's active movements, his public speeches in Jalal-Abad and Osh, where he was surrounded by gunmen, have put the country on the edge of a civil war,"Otunbayeva said. General Artur Medotbekov, Deputy Head of the state security service said former defence minister Bakyt Kalyev had been detained. On Thursday a member of the interim government said Kalyev was arrested in southern Kyrgyzstan while attempting to escape. The government member said Kalyev was also accused of ordering a crowd of protesters be fired upon in Bishkek on April 7. Bakiyev's departure raised hopes for a quick settlement of the crisis in the former Soviet republic, which hosts a US air base at the capital's airport. The Manas base has resumed full operations, the US Embassy said on Thursday. "Refuelling operations continue as usual, and the transit of troops has resumed," the embassy said in a statement. The troop transports to and from Afghanistan had been suspended since last week, other than a brief resumption Friday to fly a few hundred troops from the base back to the US. Russia, which also has an air base in Kyrgyzstan, has supported the US-led operations in Afghanistan but has shown growing impatience with the US military presence in the Central Asian region, which it considers its backyard. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said in a statement issued by the Kremlin on Thursday that the Bakiyev regime collapsed because of corruption, its reliance on clan ties and inability to solve social problems. "I really hope that we have managed to avoid a deterioration in the development of events there," he said. He said Russia would provide humanitarian aid to Kyrgyzstan. 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APTN APEX 04-16-10 1434EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: ++US Goldman Sachs Friday, 16 April 2010 STORY:++US Goldman Sachs- NEW Goldman Sachs accused of civil fraud in subprime mortgage market LENGTH: 01:39 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 643228 DATELINE: New York - 16 April 2010/FILE LENGTH: 01:39 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: FILE: New York, New York - exact date unknown 1. Various of Goldman Sachs building (85 Broad Street) Washington DC - April 16 2010 2. Various of US Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) New York - 16 April 2010 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Art Hogan, Chief Market Analyst at Jeffries and Co: "The SEC (Securities and Exchanges Commission) is saying Goldman was deceptive and misleading in the way they marketed a particular product." FILE: New York, New York - exact date unknown 4. Flag flying outside Goldman Sachs building (85 Broad Street) New York - 16 April 2010 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Art Hogan, Chief Market Analyst at Jeffries and Co: "In the near term obviously, one of the offshoots that we are seeing today is that the stock prices in general are going down, the financials are the worst performing group in the S&P 500, down about five percent, the S&P is down about two percent. So this has had a market reaction and now we'll see if that is going to be an over-reaction or if there's something that plays out over the next several days." FILE: New York, New York - exact date unknown 6. Tilt-down Goldman Sachs building (85 Broad Street) New York - 16 April 2010 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Art Hogan, Chief Market Analyst at Jeffries and Co: "Goldman Sachs has been long one of the top investment banks. If you look back over the last couple of years of this financial crisis we went through, they certainly were able to come out of it in a better fashion than Bear Sterns or Lehman did. They have got a reputation for having very, very aggressive trading and very, very smart people working there, that's long been the case. They have had decades of the reputation of being one of the top investment banks and they certainly seem to have come out of the financial crisis in better shape than some of their competitors did." New York - 16 April 2010 8. Various exteriors of Goldman Sachs building (85 Broad Street) STORYLINE: The US government has accused investment bank Goldman Sachs & Co. of defrauding investors by failing to disclose conflicts of interest in mortgage investments it sold as the housing market was collapsing. The Securities and Exchange Commission said in a civil complaint on Friday that Goldman failed to disclose that one of its clients helped create - and then bet against - subprime mortgage securities that Goldman sold to other investors. The SEC said the fraud, a blow to the reputation of Wall Street's most powerful firm, was orchestrated in 2007 by a Goldman vice president then in his late 20's. The employee, Fabrice Tourre, has since been promoted to executive director of Goldman Sachs International in London. Tourre, the SEC said, boasted to a friend that he was able to put such deals together as the mortgage market was unravelling in early 2007. In an email to the friend, he described himself as "the fabulous Fab standing in the middle of all these complex, highly leveraged, exotic trades he created without necessarily understanding all of the implications of those monstrosities!!!" Two European banks that bought the securities lost nearly one (b) billion dollars, the SEC said. The agency is seeking to recoup profits reaped on the deal. Goldman Sachs denied the allegations. In a statement, it called the SEC's charges "completely unfounded in law and fact" and said it will contest them. "The SEC (Securities and Exchanges Commission) is saying Goldman was deceptive and misleading in the way they marketed a particular product," Art Hogan, Chief Market Analyst at Jeffries and Co, said. Goldman, founded more than 140 years ago, built a reputation as a trusted adviser to its investment banking clients. In recent years, it shifted toward taking more risks with its clients' money and its own. Goldman's trading allowed the firm to weather the financial crisis better than most other big banks. It earned a record 4.79 (b) billion US dollars in the last quarter of 2009. The SEC's enforcement chief said the agency is investigating a wide range of practices related to the crisis. The prospect of possible legal jeopardy for other major financial players roiled the stock market. Goldman Sachs shares fell more than 12 percent. The Dow Jones industrial average sank more than 100 points in midday trading. The charges come as lawmakers seek to crack down on Wall Street practices that helped cause the financial crisis. Among proposals Congress is weighing are tougher rules for complex investments like those involved in the alleged Goldman fraud. The Goldman client implicated in the fraud is one of the world's largest hedge funds, Paulson & Co. The SEC said it paid Goldman roughly 15 (m) million dollars in 2007 to put together an investment offering that was tied to mortgage-related securities the hedge fund viewed as likely to decline in value. Separately, Paulson took out a form of insurance that allowed it to make a huge profit when those securities became nearly worthless. ABN Amro, a major Dutch bank, was the biggest loser in the securities, having paid Goldman 841 (m) million US dollars, according to the SEC. And IKB, a German commercial bank, lost nearly all its 150 (m) million US dollars investment, the agency said. Most of the money they lost went to Paulson in a series of transactions between Goldman and the hedge fund, the SEC said. The civil lawsuit filed by the SEC in federal court in Manhattan was the government's most significant legal action related to the mortgage meltdown that ignited the financial crisis and helped plunge the country into recession. The SEC is seeking unspecified fines and restitution from Goldman Sachs and Tourre. Paulson & Co. is run by John Paulson, who reaped (b) billions by betting against subprime mortgage securities. He is not related to former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. In an annual letter to shareholders, Goldman said it began reducing its exposure to the US mortgage market in late 2006. It said it did so by selling mortgage investments or buying credit default swaps. The swaps are a form of insurance that pays out if the value of the underlying asset declines. Those hedges, also known as short positions, served Goldman well. As the housing market began to decline and losses piled up for other big banks, Goldman suffered less damage. That led to criticism that the bank benefited at the expense of clients who bought mortgage-backed securities that became toxic. Goldman denied that. 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APTN APEX 04-16-10 1550EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: ++Brazil US Dam Friday, 16 April 2010 STORY:++Brazil US Dam- NEW Judge overturns delay for bidding on Amazon dam, James Cameron sots LENGTH: 01:31 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/Amazon Watch STORY NUMBER: 643213 DATELINE: Washington DC/Tocantins - 15 April 2010/Recent LENGTH: 01:31 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY AMAZON WATCH VNR - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: AMAZON WATCH VNR - AP CLIENTS ONLY Village along Xingu River - 13 April 2010 1. Various of village in Brazilian Amazon visited by director James Cameron AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington DC - 15 April, 2010 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) James Cameron, Film Director "What is being requested here is that the people who are directly affected by the project have a voice in the approval process for this type of project. And the reason the environmental community and the indigenous rights community is so focused on this project is because it will create precedent for the 19 or 20 other major hydro-electric projects that are planned in Brazil." AMAZON WATCH VNR - AP CLIENTS ONLY Village along Xingu River - 13 April 3. Various of village in Brazilian Amazon visited by director James Cameron AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington DC - 15 April, 2010 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) James Cameron, Film Director "It does involve the international community because these big hydroelectric projects in the Amazon are destroying parts of the forest which are the biggest natural mechanisms for carbon sequestration. One of them on the planet as the forest dies it releases that carbon back into the environment, we all suffer. The point that I make to them, and I haven't got to speak directly to President Lula but the point that I've made in press conferences down there is that every nation shares a responsibility for carbon pollution. And because North America has basically led the pack in carbon pollution for a very long time it has a greater debt to pay on a global level." 5. Pan from Cameron to audience STORYLINE: A judge on Friday overturned a decision that could have delayed construction of a huge Amazon dam opposed by environmentalists, Indians and the director of "Avatar." The decision was made in the Brazilian capital to suspend contract bidding scheduled for next week and also overturned the suspension of the environmental licence for the 11-thousand-megawatt Belo Monte dam, according to a statement from Brazil's solicitor general. A spokeswoman for federal prosecutors acting on behalf of dam opponents said the decision was being analysed and that an appeal would be filed, but it was not clear when. She spoke on condition of anonymity in keeping with policy. Brazil's electricity regulator resumed plans to hold an auction Tuesday to pick a consortium to build and operate the 11 (b) billion US dollars dam and sell electricity to the nation, said a spokeswoman for the agency, known as Aneel. She also spoke on condition of anonymity because of department rules. "Avatar" director James Cameron was in Brazil this week to protest the dam, and the decision to delay bidding came on Wednesday. Environmentalists and indigenous groups say Belo Monte would devastate wildlife and the livelihoods of 40-thousand people who live in the area to be flooded. They also argue that the energy generated by the dam will largely go to big mining operations, instead of benefiting most Brazilians. Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has repeatedly insisted that the dam is essential for Brazil's future energy needs. Latin America's largest nation has a fragile energy grid that was hit last year by a blackout that darkened much of the nation. Belo Monte would supply 6 percent of the country's electricity needs by 2014. This is the same year Brazil will host World Cup Football and just two years before Rio de Janeiro holds the 2016 Olympics. Cameron this week called the proposed dam a "pivotal battleground" because it will set the stage for development of more dams. He took part in a protest against the dam in Brasilia and visited with Indians in the small Amazon city of Altamira near the proposed dam site. Actress Sigourney Weaver, who starred in "Avatar", accompanied Cameron. Their visit was reminiscent of a 1989 trip by rock star Sting, who protested the same dam alongside Indians in an event that helped persuade international lenders not to finance it. Brazil was shuddering under a heavy foreign debt at the time. But economically booming Brazil no longer needs money from abroad to build the dam. Silva has said foreign visitors from rich nations should not lecture Brazil about the dam and Amazon deforestation because their countries mowed down their own forests centuries ago. Brazilian officials also contest estimates made by environmentalists of the damage the dam would cause, saying the dam was approved after years of planning to protect wildlife and people living nearby. The solicitor general's office said in its statement that the dam's construction will create 18-thousand jobs in one of Brazil's poorest regions, the state of Para. 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APTN 2330 PRIME NEWS AMERICAS
AP-APTN-2330 Americas L Prime News-Final Thursday, 15 April 2010 Americas L Prime News World Ash 2 02:30 AP Clients Only WRAP Airports closed, ash, aerials, reax, vulcanologist ++Iceland Volcano 2 01:08 No Access Iceland NEW Floods force evacuations as volcano melts glacier ++UN Bhutto 02:30 AP Clients Only NEW UN investigators blame bad security for Bhutto death +US Obama Space 02:30 Pt No NAmerica/Internet NEW Obama predicts Mars landing in his lifetime; pledges support for NASA ++Mexico First Lady 02:30 AP Clients Only NEW Mexico's First Lady praises first ladies who 'draw attention to issues' ++China Wen 02:30 No Access China NEW Wen visits earthquake zone, tells rescuers "Never give up" ++UK Debate Reax 02:30 AP Clients Only NEW Reax after first UK televised election debate +UK Debate 2 05:00 See Script WRAP UK political leaders hold 1st televised election debate ADDS more ++Haiti Fuel 02:30 AP Clients Only NEW Fuel shortages add to problems in post-earthquake Haiti B-u-l-l-e-t-i-n begins at 2330 GMT. APEX 04-15-10 1956EDT -----------End of rundown----------- AP-APTN-2330: World Ash 2 Thursday, 15 April 2010 STORY:World Ash 2- WRAP Airports closed, reax, voxes, vulcanologist LENGTH: 02:30 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/French/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 643144 DATELINE: Various - 15 Apr 2010 LENGTH: 02:30 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 15 APRIL 2010) Frankfurt, Germany 1. Exterior of Frankfurt airport 2. People queuing inside terminal 3. Information board showing cancelled flights 4. Pan of people queuing 5. Close of board showing cancelled flights (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 15 APRIL 2010) Brussels, Belgium 6. Wide top pan of Brussels airport exterior, planes 7. Stranded passengers inside terminal 8. Tilt up of information board showing cancelled flights 9. Pan of passengers waiting 10. Low angle shot of passengers looking at departures board showing cancellations (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 15 APRIL 2010) Amsterdam, Netherlands 11. Group of passengers leaving Schiphol Airport with their luggage 12. Wide of people looking at departure board, zoom in on cancelled flights 13. Pan of people buying train tickets 14. SOUNDBITE (English) Marianne De Biie, Schiphol Airport spokesperson: "Nobody has any idea at this moment, we know that a lot of airspaces in Europe are closed, England, Belgium is already closed, Denmark, Scandinavia and traffic in Holland will stop as of seven o'clock this evening, and we just hope that the ashes cloud will blow over very soon." 15. Pan from empty observation deck to tarmac with grounded planes (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 15 APRIL 2010) Paris, France 16. Interior of Gare du Nord train station 17. Passengers carrying bags arriving at Eurostar departure area 18. SOUNDBITE (English) Elizabeth Wright, American tourist: "They told me there were no flights at the airport so they sent us here to Gare du Nord but now there are no trains. There are no trains until the twentieth (20 April, 2010) I hear, possibly Saturday we can get a train if we're lucky. If we wait in the long line we might be able to get a train on Saturday. Wait, is today Thursday? I'm all confused. That's two days from now and so I've also heard that now all of the hotels near Gare du Nord are getting full up so I don't know what I'm going to do for two days." 19. Passengers waiting to purchase tickets for Eurostar train to London (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 15 APRIL 2010) Newark, New Jersey, US 20. Wide of Newark Airport terminal B 21. Woman looking at flight schedule boards 22. Close pan of flight schedule board showing flights to London Heathrow cancelled (FIRST RUN 1830 NORTH AMERICA PRIME NEWS - 15 APRIL 2010) New York City, New York, US 23. Various exteriors of JFK International Airport Hotel 24. Mid of stranded British tourists sitting on bench outside hotel 25. SOUNDBITE (English) Grace Schofield, 23, of Yorkshire, England: "I want to go home. I just want to go home now. I'm fed up and we have no money to stay out here and I need to rest." 26. Pan from Schofield's hands to mid of the two friends sitting on bench (FIRST RUN 2130 NEWS UPDATE - 15 APRIL 2010) Paris, France 27. Mid of passengers queueing inside Charles de Gaulle airport 28. Information screens showing cancellations 29. SOUNDBITE (English) Jay (Only name given) 22 year-old Chinese citizen studying in London: "We have to find another way back to the UK, for example Eurostar, but it is almost fully booked." (FIRST RUN 2130 NEWS UPDATE - 15 APRIL 2010) Paris, France 30. Set up of Dr. Francois Beauducel (Geo-physicist at the Institute of Earth Physics of Paris) and Dr. Freysteinn Sigmundson (Vulcanologist at the University of Iceland) walking into Dr. Beauducel's office, talking to each other and looking at chart on desk 31. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Freysteinn Sigmundson, Vulcanologist at the University of Iceland: "(Speaking about how long the ash will remain in the atmosphere) There is no general rule there. It is very dependent on the size of the eruption, on the climate conditions associated. What is interesting here is that it is a small eruption. The magma flow rate is not large. It is very small compared to many other eruptions. We know that in previous eruptions of this volcano, some have lasted long with intermittent activity. So this volcano can cause trouble over days or even weeks after intermittent times." 32. Cut-away of Dr. Sigmundson pointing to details on volcano map 33. Beauducel pointing to graphics on computer screen showing seismic activity 34. Close of seismic activity data on computer 35. SOUNDBITE (French) Dr. Francois Beauducel, Geo-physicist at the Institute of Earth Physics of Paris: "What is very clear is that this time, there are special circumstances and this is an eruption with little direct effect. Even in Iceland there are very few direct effects. If you look at the maps, there is a very small area that has been affected. So in this instance, we have a typical secondary eruption with effects linked to the meteorological conditions. So, you have to have the coincidence between the direction of the winds and the eruption and it's because of the combination of these two effects that it is quite exceptional." 36. Various of Dr. Francois Beauducel at his computer STORYLINE An enormous ash cloud from a remote Icelandic volcano caused the biggest flight disruption since the 2001 attacks on the twin towers in the United States on Thursday as it drifted over northern Europe and stranded travellers on six continents. Officials said it could take days for the skies to become safe again in one of aviation's most congested areas. The cloud, floating miles (kilometres) above Earth and capable of knocking out jet engines, wrecked travel plans for tens of thousands of people. Non-emergency flights in Britain were cancelled, and most will stay grounded until at least midday on Friday. Authorities in Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Belgium also closed their air space. France shut down 24 airports, including the main hub of Charles de Gaulle in Paris, while Germany's Berlin and Hamburg were shut on Thursday evening, and several flights out of the US had to turn back. A spokeswoman for air traffic service Eurocontrol said half of all trans-Atlantic flights were expected to be cancelled on Friday, and added that the ash had led to the cancellation of about four-thousand flights within Europe on Thursday, and that could rise to six-thousand on Friday. At London's Heathrow airport, normally one of the world's busiest with more than 1,200 flights and 180-thousand travellers a day, departure boards listed rows of cancelled flights. Ironically, Iceland's Keflavik airport remained open on Thursday. Flights to Europe were cancelled but those to North America were operating normally. A volcano beneath Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier began erupting on Wednesday for the second time in less than a month, triggering floods and shooting smoke and steam miles into the air. About 700 people from rural areas near the volcano were evacuated on Thursday because of flash flooding, as water carrying icebergs the size of small houses rushed down the mountain. The Civil Protection Department said there could be damage to roads and other infrastructure. Video showed spectacular images of hot gases melting the thick ice, sending cascades of water thundering down the steep slopes of the volcano. The ash cloud became a menace to air travel as it drifted south and east toward northern Europe, including Britain, about 1,200 miles (two-thousand kilometres) away. The ash plume drifted at between 20-thousand feet and 36-thousand feet (six-thousand meters and 11-thousand meters), where it could get sucked into airplane engines and cause them to shut down. The smoke and ash also could affect aircraft visibility. Britain's air traffic service said late on Thursday it was extending a ban on most air traffic until 1 p.m. local time (8 a.m EDT) on Friday, but flights to Scotland and Northern Ireland may be allowed to resume before then. The agency said Britain had not halted all flights in its space in living memory, although many were grounded after the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States. Several US flights bound for Heathrow, including those from Chicago, San Francisco, Denver, Las Vegas and New York, had to return to their departure cities or land elsewhere when London airports were closed. Canadian airlines also cancelled some Europe-bound flights. In Washington, the Federal Aviation Administration said it was working with airlines to try to reroute some flights around the huge ash cloud, which is hundreds of miles wide. Flights from Asia, Africa, South America, Australia and the Middle East to Heathrow and other top European hubs were also put on hold. Eurostar train services from and to France and Belgium and Channel ferries were packed as travellers sought ways home, with many commuters struggling to buy tickets as trains quickly filled up. The Icelandic plume lies above the Atlantic Ocean close to the flight paths for most routes from the US East Coast to Europe, and over northern Europe itself. Meteorologists and vulcanologists were monitoring the flows of the ash cloud on Thursday. Dr. Francois Beauducel, a geo-physicist at the Institute of Earth Physics of Paris said that there were special circumstances surrounding the eruption. "You have to have the coincidence between the direction of the winds and the eruption and it's because of the combination of these two effects that it is quite exceptional," Beauducel said. Dr. Freysteinn Sigmundson, vulcanologist at the University of Iceland said that while the eruption was small, it could "cause trouble over days or even weeks after intermittent times." Explosive volcanic eruptions inject large amounts of highly abrasive ash, essentially very small rock fragments, into the upper atmosphere, the cruising altitude of most jet airliners. It can cause significant damage to both airframes and engines. Health protection officials in Britain said some of the ash will fall to ground level overnight, starting in Scotland before moving south, although Britain's weather forecasters said the public should not be concerned. The US Geological Survey said about 100 aircraft have run into volcanic ash from 1983 to 2000. In some cases engines shut down briefly after sucking in volcanic debris, but there have been no fatal incidents. 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Various aerial shots of flash flooding caused by melting icebergs 2. View of ash cloud seen through plane window 3. Pan of scientists abroad plane 4. Close of screen on plane instrument showing ash cloud coverage of sky 5. Scientists looking at screen, zoom in on screen showing imagery of ash cloud 6. Zoom out of ash cloud seen through plane window STORYLINE An enormous ash cloud from a remote Icelandic volcano drifted over northern Europe on Thursday and stranded air travellers on six continents. A volcano beneath Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier began erupting on Wednesday for the second time in less than a month, triggering floods and shooting smoke and steam miles into the air. About 700 people from rural areas near the volcano were evacuated on Thursday because of flash flooding, as water carrying icebergs the size of small houses rushed down the mountain. The Icelandic Civil Protection Department said there could be damage to roads and other infrastructure. Hot gases melted the thick ice, sending cascades of water thundering down the steep slopes of the volcano. The ash cloud became a menace to air travel as it drifted south and east towards northern Europe. The ash plume drifted at between 20-thousand feet and 36-thousand feet (6-thousand metres and 11-thousand metres), where it could get sucked into plane engines and cause them to shut down. The smoke and ash could also affect aircraft visibility. A spokeswoman for air traffic service Eurocontrol said the ash had led to the cancellation of about 4-thousand flights within Europe on Thursday, and that could rise to 6-thousand on Friday. The Icelandic ash plume lies above the Atlantic Ocean close to flight paths over northern Europe, and most routes between Europe and the US East Coast. A geophysicist at the Icelandic Meteorological Office said the problem might persist for weeks, depending on how much wind carries the ash. 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APTN APEX 04-15-10 1933EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: ++UN Bhutto Thursday, 15 April 2010 STORY:++UN Bhutto- NEW UN investigators blame bad security for Bhutto death LENGTH: 02:30 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Natsound SOURCE: UNTV STORY NUMBER: 643150 DATELINE: New York - 15 Apr 2010 LENGTH: 02:30 UNTV - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST 1. Wide of three-member United Nations Bhutto Commission of Inquiry taking their seats for news conference 2. Cutaway media 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Heraldo Munoz, Chairman of Bhutto Commission of Inquiry and Chile's UN Ambassador: "The federal government under General Musharraf (former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf), although fully aware of and tracking the serious threats to Ms. Bhutto's security, did little more than pass on those threats to her and to provincial authorities and were not proactive in neutralising them when insuring that the security provider was commensurate to the threats. The federal government failed in its primary responsibility to provide effective protection to Ms. Bhutto on her return to Pakistan." 4. Cutaway media 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Heraldo Munoz, chairperson of commission and Chile's UN Ambassador: "Ms. Bhutto's assassination could have been prevented, if the Rawalpindi District Police had taken adequate security measures. The security arrangements for Ms. Bhutto by the Rawalpindi District Police were ineffective and insufficient." 6. Cutaway media 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Heraldo Munoz, chairperson of commission and Chile's UN Ambassador: "To conclude, it remains the responsibility of the Pakistani authorities to do what has yet to be done, in the case of the assassination of Ms. Benazir Bhutto, that is to carry out a serious and credible criminal investigation that determines who conceived, planned, financed and executed this hideous crime and bring those responsible to justice. Doing so will not repair the irreparable loss that Pakistan and the world has suffered, but it will constitute a major step towards ending impunity for this political crime." 8. Cutaway media STORYLINE A United Nations commission on Thursday said the assassination of Pakistan's former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto, could have been prevented and blamed all levels of government for failing to provide adequate security. It also accused intelligence agencies and other officials of severely hampering the investigation into her murder. Bhutto was killed in a gun and suicide-bomb attack on December 27, 2007, as she was leaving a rally in the garrison town of Rawalpindi, where she was campaigning to return her Pakistan People's Party to power in parliamentary elections. There had previously been an attempt on her life when she returned to Pakistan ten weeks earlier on October 18, 2007 after eight and a half years in self-imposed exile. The panel said her death could have been prevented if the government under then-President Pervez Musharraf, the Punjab state government, and the Rawalpindi District Police had taken adequate security measures. "The security arrangements for Ms. Bhutto by the Rawalpindi District Police were ineffective and insufficient," Chile's UN Ambassador Heraldo Munoz, who chaired the three-member commission told a news conference. The commission also found that the investigation into her death was severely hampered by intelligence agencies and other government officials, and criticised the Pakistani authorities for failing to conduct a "serious and credible criminal investigation" or bring those responsible to justice. "Doing so will not repair the irreparable loss that Pakistan and the world has suffered, but it will constitute a major step towards ending impunity for this political crime," Munoz said. He added that it was not the role of the commission to make any judgments on whether the failure to provide adequate security was deliberate. Musharraf's government blamed Baitullah Mehsud, a Pakistani militant commander with reported links to al-Qaida. Officials at the US Central Intelligence Agency also said Mehsud was the chief suspect. But Bhutto's party repeatedly hinted that Musharraf or his allies were involved and demanded a UN probe, claiming it was the only way the truth would be revealed. Faranaz Ispahani, spokeswoman for President Asif Ali Zardari, Bhutto's husband, said: "The UN commission has meticulously identified the criminal attitude of the previous dictatorial regime that led to Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto's death." "The report will pave the way for a proper police investigation and possible penal proceedings," she told the Associated Press in Islamabad. The commission said Musharraf's government, though fully aware and tracking threats against Bhutto, did little more than pass them on to her and to provincial authorities and did not take action to neutralise them or ensure "that the security provided was commensurate with the threats." The commission said the additional security provided by Bhutto's party "lacked leadership and were inadequate and poorly executed." The commission criticised the Rawalpindi District Police's actions in the immediate aftermath of the murder, including "the hosing down of the crime scene and failure to collect and preserve evidence." The decision to not conduct an autopsy made it impossible to determine a precise cause of death, the panel said. The commission said that it was the general opinion that the 15 and a half-year-old suicide bomber who killed Bhutto was not acting alone, and faced threats from a number of places, "including al-Qaida, the Taliban, local jihadi groups and potentially from elements in the Pakistani establishment." However, the investigation focused on pursuing "lower level operatives," not those further up the hierarchy. The commission said Pakistan's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence conducted parallel investigations, gathering evidence which was only selectively shared with the police. The commission's report also said it believed that police failure to investigate Bhutto's assassination "effectively" was "deliberate." The commission urged the Pakistani government to conduct a thorough review of intelligence agencies "based on international best practices" and reform of the police to ensure "democratic policing" and protection of individual human rights. To address the broader issue of impunity for political crimes, the commission called for Pakistan to consider establishing a "fully independent Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate political killings, disappearances and terrorism in recent years" and provide victims with "material and moral reparations." The report was originally scheduled to be presented on March 30 but Zardari asked Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to delay the release and he agreed. Pakistan's presidential spokesman, Farhatullah Babar, said the country asked for the delay so the commission could attempt to question two heads of state who he said had called Bhutto before her death warning her of "serious threats to her life." The commission responded saying its investigation had been completed. Munoz, a dissident who was imprisoned during the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet, said the commission received "significant support" from the Pakistani government and many of its citizens. It conducted more than 250 interviews and reviewed hundreds of documents, videos, photographs and documentary material, he said. The UN secretary-general set up a special trust fund to pay for the commission's work and asked for voluntary contributions. UN associate spokesman Farhan Haq said on Wednesday that the Pakistani government was the major contributor. 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APTN APEX 04-15-10 2146EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: ++US Obama Space Thursday, 15 April 2010 STORY:++US Obama Space- NEW Obama predicts Mars landing in his lifetime; pledges support for NASA LENGTH: 03:03 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: Pt No NAmerica/Internet TYPE: English/Nats SOURCE: Various STORY NUMBER: 643148 DATELINE: Florida - 5/14/15 Apr 2010 LENGTH: 03:03 POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA/INTERNET NASA TV - AP CLIENTS ONLY AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Cape Canaveral, Florida - April 15, 2010 1. Wide of rocket on launch pad, expected to to take cargo to the International Space Station after next month's test launch 2. Zoom out of US President Barack Obama walking towards Falcon 9 rocket 3. Close-up Obama listening to Elon Musk, chief executive of SpaceX POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Kennedy Space Centre, Florida - April 15, 2010 4. Pan Obama walking onto stage 5. Cutaway of audience applauding and taking seats ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA/INTERNET Kennedy Space Centre, Florida - April 15, 2010 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Barack Obama, US President: "I am 100 percent committed to the mission of NASA and its future." 7. Close-up of audience applauding NASA TV - AP CLIENTS ONLY Cape Canaveral, Florida - April 5, 2010 ++NIGHT SHOT++ 8. Various of space shuttle Discovery launch ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA/INTERNET Kennedy Space Centre, Florida - April 15, 2010 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Barack Obama, US President: "We'll start by sending astronauts to an asteroid for the first time in history. By the mid-2030s, I believe we can send humans to orbit Mars and return them safely to Earth. And a landing on Mars will follow. And I expect to be around to see it." POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Kennedy Space Centre, Florida - April 15, 2010 10. Close-up audience members applauding ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA/INTERNET Kennedy Space Centre, Florida - April 15, 2010 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Barack Obama, US President: "The point is what we're looking for is not just to continue on the same path - we want to leap into the future. We want major breakthroughs - a transformative agenda for NASA." POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Kennedy Space Centre, Florida - April 15, 2010 12. Wide of Obama speaking ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA/INTERNET Kennedy Space Centre, Florida - April 15, 2010 13. SOUNDBITE: (English) Barack Obama, US President: "The bottom line is, nobody is more committed to manned space flight, to human exploration of space than I am. But we've got to do it in a smart way, and we can't just keep on doing the same old things that we've been doing and thinking that somehow is going to get us to where we want to go." POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Kennedy Space Centre, Florida - April 15, 2010 14. Close-up astronaut Buzz Aldrin listening 15. Wide of Obama leaving stage AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Titusville, Florida - April 14, 2010 16. Wide entrance to Kennedy Space Centre 17. SOUNDBITE: (English) Christine Raub, Space Shuttle worker: "You may see it as 30 years old, we see it as still young. The orbiters were built for 100 flights." 18. Wide of shut down motel 19. Close-up exterior shot of motel lobby 20. Wide of motel behind fence 21. Papers blow in wind on sidewalk of abandoned shopping centre 22. Various shots of Laurilee Thompson, restaurant owner, in her kitchen 23. SOUNDBITE: (English) James Tulley, Titusville Mayor: "You have to remember that the people who live here helped to put a man on the moon, they helped to build that space station up there. These are not unsophisticated people. They're talented people, they're creative people, and we'll figure out a way." 24. Car passes Mercury-Redstone rocket outside space centre 25. Pull out of abandoned shopping centre STORYLINE: US President Barack Obama predicted on Thursday that his new space exploration plans would lead American astronauts to Mars and back in his lifetime, a bold forecast relying on rockets and propulsion still to be imagined and built. Several former astronauts have contended Obama's planned changes to the US space programme will deal a staggering blow to the nation's manned space flight plans. Fighting back in front of an audience at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, Obama said he was "100 percent committed to the mission of NASA and its future." The president said of the pioneering US space trips, first to an asteroid and then on to Mars, "I expect to be around to see it." He spoke near the historic Kennedy Space Centre launch pads that sent the first men to the moon. "We want to leap into the future, not continue on the same path as before," Obama said as he sought to reassure NASA workers that America's space adventures would soar on despite the impending termination of space shuttle flights. His prediction was reminiscent of President John F. Kennedy's declaration in 1961, of man landing on the Moon. That goal was fulfilled in 1969. Obama did not predict a Mars landing soon. But he said that by 2025 "we'll start by sending astronauts to an asteroid for the first time in history," he said. "By the mid-2030s, I believe we can send humans to orbit Mars and return them safely to Earth. And a landing on Mars will follow." He outlined plans for federal spending to bring more private companies into space exploration following the soon-to-end space shuttle programme. He acknowledged criticism for his drastic changes to the space agency's direction. But, he said, "The bottom line is: Nobody is more committed to manned space flight, the human exploration of space, than I am. But we've got to do it in a smart way; we can't keep doing the same old things as before." Among his most vocal critics has been Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. Obama did not mention Armstrong, who did not attend the speech, but he did praise Buzz Aldrin, one of Armstrong's Apollo 11 crewmates. Aldrin did attend the speech, flying in with Obama on Air Force One. Obama also said his administration would rescue a small part of the moon programme: its Orion crew capsule. But instead of taking four astronauts to the moon, the not-yet-built Orion will be slimmed down and used as an emergency escape pod for the space station. Addressing concerns of job losses to space programme workers, particularly in Florida, Obama said that despite reports to the contrary, his plan would add more than 2,500 jobs to the Cape Canaveral region over the next two years than would the plan worked out by his predecessor. Shuttle worker Christine Raub has been working at the Kennedy Space Centre since before the first shuttle launch and she and her co-workers don't think of the shuttles as aging. "You may see it as 30 years old, we see it as still young. The orbiters were built for 100 flights." The economic news delivered by Obama will be cautiously received by local residents who have already felt the effects of the space shuttle programmes end. Restaurants have lost workers as once busy motels and shopping enters have closed their doors. 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APTN APEX 04-15-10 2056EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: ++Mexico First Lady Thursday, 15 April 2010 STORY:++Mexico First Lady- NEW Mexico's First Lady says first ladies can help bring attention to issues LENGTH: 02:30 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Spanish/Nats SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/CEPROPIE STORY NUMBER: 643152 DATELINE: Mexico City - 14/15 Apr 2010 LENGTH: 02:30 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY CEPROPIE - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Mexico City, 15 April 2010 1. First Lady of Mexico, Margarita Zavala, seated outside Presidential Palace 2. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Margarita Zavala, First Lady of Mexico: "There's a part of social sensitivity, of approaching the people, which, while not to say it isn't part of the president's job, but that we (the first ladies) can facilitate more. There are some issues which we are freer to choose to address, like working with children and young people - and that helps. And of course all of our work goes along - and I'm saying it also as the wife of the president - goes along with the efforts and the priorities of a government." CEPROPIE - AP CLIENTS ONLY Mexico City, 14 April 2010 3. US First Lady Michelle Obama greeting Zavala 4. Various of Obama and Zavala talking AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Mexico City, 15 April 2010 5. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Margarita Zavala, First Lady of Mexico: (talking about Michelle Obama) "We have in common the fact that we are both mothers, but also, we both consider stability in our family as essential, and we're both convinced that it's important both for the family and for the president. And the other thing is that we've seen each other on other occasions, like for example, when the G20 gets together or the G8, or in Pittsburgh recently, or in February when I went to Washington. And that has also helped our friendship, on the one hand our personal friendship, our personal lives, but also the relationship we have as neighbouring countries." 6. Zavala leaving interview CEPROPIE - AP Clients Only Mexico City, 14 April 2010 7. Various of Obama and Zavala walking together STORYLINE Their presidential husbands establish official policy and formally pledge bilateral cooperation, but first ladies are often the ones who can most effectively draw attention to certain social issues, Mexico's first lady said in an interview on Thursday. Margarita Zavala spent three days visiting schools and museums in Mexico City with US first lady Michelle Obama. They may not have been talking about Mexico's rampant drug violence or the 275-thousand Mexicans deported from the US last year, but it was clear that the children and family programmes they highlighted could help resolve such grim and entrenched problems. "There are some issues which we (the first ladies) are freer to choose to address, like working with children and young people," Zavala told The Associated Press during an exclusive interview at the presidential residence in the capital Mexico City. Beyond their shared ideals, Zavala and Michelle Obama also appear to be developing a strong personal friendship, the two laughed together and chatted cheerfully at various events. Seeing each other fairly often at gatherings like the G20 and the G8 has "helped our friendship, on the one hand our personal friendship, but also the relationship we have as neighbouring countries," Zavala told the AP. Finding common ground has been easy for the two women: They're both well-educated lawyers who left their professional lives to back their husband's political careers and raise their young children. The Obamas have two daughters: Sasha, 8, and Malia, 11. Zavala and Calderon have three children: Maria, 13; Luis Felipe, 10; and Juan Pablo, 7. "We both consider stability in our family as essential, and we're both convinced that it's important both for the family and for the president," she said. Family stability and positive opportunities for young people are the messages that both first ladies stressed during Michelle Obama's two-day visit to Mexico. Since her husband took office, Zavala has been advocating improvements in the plight of thousands of Mexican children who immigrate alone to the US in search of their parents. She says about 50-thousand children are deported back to Mexico every year, including 22-thousand who travelled unaccompanied by adults. Some never find their parents, she said. In recent months, Zavala also has joined Michelle Obama's campaign to reduce childhood obesity, while Obama has advocated strengthening opportunities for Mexican children. Meanwhile, Mexico's increasingly brutal drug-gang violence has seen nearly 23-thousand people killed since Zavala's husband, Mexican President Felipe Calderon, took office in late 2006 and promptly deployed more than 45-thousand soldiers to battle the drug cartels. The troops have taken out several top drug traffickers, only to see new drug bosses quickly take their places. The US has supported the effort, providing helicopters, dogs, surveillance gear and other law-enforcement support through the 1.3 (b) billion US dollar Merida Initiative. Critics say the army-led offensive is only fuelling the war. For them, the real solution would be to reduce the heavy demand for drugs in the US while stimulating the Mexican economy to provide other opportunities for would-be drug traffickers. As the first ladies were meeting on Wednesday night, six people were killed, including a mother and her 8-year-old child, a taxi driver and a federal police officer, and five wounded during an apparently drug-related gunbattle on the main boulevard of the Pacific coast resort city of Acapulco. President Barack Obama and his top Cabinet officials have repeatedly visited Mexico to underscore their shared responsibility for violence stemming from drug trafficking, but Michelle Obama and Zavala are pressing for social programmes that, in the end, may present more subtle and effective solutions. 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APTN APEX 04-15-10 2024EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: ++UK Debate Reax Thursday, 15 April 2010 STORY:++UK Debate Reax- NEW Reax after first UK televised election debate LENGTH: 02:30 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 643141 DATELINE: Manchester/London - 15 Apr 2010 LENGTH: 02:30 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: Manchester 1. Pull out from screen showing beginning of debate programme to wide of media centre 2. Various of members of media watching debate 3. Wide of Conservative Treasury Spokesman George Osbourne briefing media 4. Wide of Business Secretary Lord Mandelson talking to media 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Lord Mandelson, British Business Secretary: "I don't want to claim victory for Brown; all I'd say is that he's shown himself very comfortable and very at ease with this format, certainly performing a darn sight better, if I may say, than he sometimes comes across at Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons." 6. Wide of ministers and their advisors talking to media 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) William Hague, Conservative Shadow Foreign Secretary: "David Cameron won. I've only seen one survey so far but he was well ahead in that survey, and I think he won the debate. I think he showed he can be a prime minister. I think his answers in particular on the health service, on discipline in schools, on immigration, showed what a change he would bring to this country and that's what he wanted to get across." 8. Wide of Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesman Vince Cable talking to media 9. Cutaway of cameraman 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vince Cable, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesman: "I think because we get less exposure in between elections I think the public were not as familiar with him (Nick Clegg) as with David Cameron and Gordon Brown, but they've seen the personality now and I think this came across in a very attractive way, very calm, but very passionate about the things he and we as a party feel strongly about. I think it was a very successful debate for him." London 11. Wide of body language expert Robert Phipps watching debate on monitor, zoom in to UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown on screen 12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Robert Phipps, body language expert: "Obviously they've had an awful lot of coaching before they went into tonight's debate and some of it has paid off for them, some of it hasn't. I think the fact that Nick Clegg has possibly been trained to actually look directly down the camera, I think that went too far and it will go against him. David Cameron was not very forceful, his hand gestures were not very dominant, whereas Gordon Brown's hand gestures were very emphatic, very dominant, using a lot of clenched fists and pointing the thumb forward - so if anybody was going to come out on top in terms of the dominant stakes, and who was the more controlling, and if you like, the alpha male of the three, I think Gordon Brown came off the better of the three." 13. Wide pan of exterior of sports bar where debate is being shown ++NIGHT SHOT++ 14. Various of people watching debate in bar 15. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox pop, Jonathan Bartley, director of think tank Ekklesia: "I'm warming to Nick Clegg. It's been very interesting to see him debate with Cameron and Brown on a level playing field, and actually hear what he has to say - so often his voice seems to be drowned out, to hear him actually putting his position alongside the other two party leaders, makes you realise that he has something to say." 16. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox pop, Jessica Leonard, consultant: "As a voter in this country I'm just really pleased to actually see them there on television, you know, getting up there in front of us and defending their views. Because very often, you know, when you vote in an election, all you get is a large document, and no one ever ends up reading it, and then you just get the views of the pundits on television." 17. Pan across people watching debate STORYLINE As Britain's first-ever televised election debate came to an end on Thursday, an army of spin doctors and senior politicians poured into the media centre in Manchester to weave their account of what happened, and who came out on top. Gordon Brown's minister for business, Lord Mandelson, said he wasn't claming victory for Brown - but he performed "a darn sight better, if I may say, than he sometimes comes across at Prime Minister's Questions" in parliament. William Hague, who's expected to become foreign secretary if David Cameron enters Downing Street, said Cameron had won the debate and his answers "showed what a change he would bring to this country." Vince Cable, for the third place Liberal Democrats, said it was a success for party leader Nick Clegg because it had raised his profile - a view widely shared by pollsters. But body language expert Robert Phipps said Clegg had not come across as well as Brown in terms of the physical image he projected. He said Clegg's habit of looking "directly down the camera" to try to engage viewers at home instead of the studio audience "went too far and it will go against him." Phipps said Brown had come across as the most dominant of the three leaders, with his use of "emphatic" hand gestures and "clenched fists", in contrast to David Cameron. Initial polls handed the victory to Clegg. A ComRes poll conducted immediately after the debate ended, said 43 percent of the people thought Clegg was the clear winner; 26 percent thought the Conservatives' David Cameron won and 20 percent thought Labour's Prime Minister Gordon Brown won. There was some 11 percent who thought there was no clear winner. ComRes sampled some 4,032 people by telephone immediately after the debate for ITV News. No margin of error was given, but in samples of a similar size there is plus or minus of less than two percentage points. A crowd gathered to watch the debate in a sports bar in central London, with many people praising Clegg's performance. Jonathan Bartley, the director of think tank Ekklesia, said he was warming to Clegg and that it was "very interesting to see him debate with Cameron and Brown on a level playing field." One woman said she was pleased to see the leaders defending their views in a more personal way on television instead of simply through weighty manifestos. Because very often, you know, when you vote in an election, all you get is a large document, and no one ever ends up reading it, and then you just get the views of the pundits on television." The debate was billed as an exciting prelude to one of the closest elections in years, but it was more subdued than US presidential debates or even the vicious exchanges often seen in Parliament. An estimated 20 (m) million tuned in to see the candidates inside a Manchester studio. Swing votes will be crucial in this election. A Populus poll for the Times newspaper showed the Labour Party closing in on the Conservatives. The poll gave the Conservatives 36 percent - a drop of 3 percentage points - to Labour's 33 percent. The Liberal Democrats had 21 percent. The margin of error was 2.5 percentage points. Many polls say that because the election is so close that no party may win an outright majority in Parliament. If that happens, it will be the first time since 1974 that Britain has seen a hung Parliament. If there is a hung Parliament, that could prompt yet another election this year. An estimated 6 (m) million swing votes are at stake. The next two debates on April 22 and April 29 will focus on foreign policy issues and the economy, the most significant of all issues in the May 6 election. 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APTN APEX 04-15-10 2146EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: +UK Debate 2 Thursday, 15 April 2010 STORY:+UK Debate 2- WRAP UK political leaders hold 1st televised election debate ADDS more LENGTH: 05:00 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: English/Nats SOURCE: ITV STORY NUMBER: 643146 DATELINE: Manchester - 15 Apr 2010 LENGTH: 05:00 ITV - AP CLIENTS ONLY +++TELEVISION RESTRICTIONS: 1. All clips must be credited on-screen and verbally afterwards as follows: "The First Election Debate courtesy of ITV" 2. No usage after 2259 GMT on Saturday 15 May 2010 ++++ONLINE RESTRICTIONS: Online clients can use up to ten minutes of clips, subject to the following restrictions: 1. All clips must be credited as follows: "The First Election Debate courtesy of ITV" 2. No usage before 2100 GMT on Thursday 15 April 2010 3. No usage after 2259 GMT on Saturday 15 May 2010 SHOTLIST (FIRST RUN 2130 NEWS UPDATE - 15 APRIL 2010) 1. Various of opening montage 2. Various of moderator Alistair Stewart opening proceedings, the three leaders, Labour's Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Conservative leader David Cameron and Nick Clegg of the Liberal Democrats standing at lecterns ++NEW (FIRST RUN 2330 LATAM PRIME NEWS - 15 APRIL 2010) 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrats leader: ++Includes cutaway of audience++ "Don't let them tell you that the only choice is between two old parties who have been playing pass the parcel with your government for the 65 years now, making the same promises, breaking the same promises. Making the same old mistakes over and over again. Because I think all the challenges, all the problems we have, I think we can be really hopeful about the future. I genuinely believe we could have a better country if we do things differently. So give real change a chance." 4. Cutaway of party leaders 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister: ++Includes cutaways++ "We have got to make a decision now about we secure the recovery this year. We've got to make a decision about whether we put funds into this economy, or take them out of the economy. Now, I am very clear - we mustn't make the mistakes of the 1930s or the 1980s when unemployment rose for five years after the official end of the recession. So we've got to make sure that money is in the economy this year so that the recovery is secure. And then we've got to make sure that as we cut our deficit, we are fair to our national health service, our policing and our schools. And that's why the National Insurance rise is necessary, to protect our health service, our schools and our police." 6. Wide top shot 7. SOUNDBITE (English) David Cameron, Conservative leader: ++Includes various cutaways++ "I think one of the things I have heard in this debates is just repeated attempts to try and frighten you about a Conservative government. And I would say, choose hope over fear, because we have incredibly exciting and optimistic plans for the future country. A great vision where we build a bigger society, where we get our economy moving, where we stop Labour's jobs tax which could destroy the economy. I think it's been shown tonight the idea you have to go on wasting money to secure the recovery is simply wrong. You heard a lot about policy tonight, but I think as important as policy, is your values." 8. Cutaway of debate 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrats leader: "Well I don't think any politician deserves your trust, you talked about credibility, deserves any credibility, until everyone has come clean about what has gone wrong. Now there have been some changes to the expenses rules. But you know there are still people who haven't taken full responsibility for some of the biggest abuses of the system." 10. Wide of debate 11. SOUNDBITE (English) David Cameron, Conservative leader: "We are not seeing enough police on the street, we are not catching enough burglars, we are not convicting enough and, when we do convict them, they are not getting long enough sentences." 12. Audience member asking question 13. SOUNDBITE (English) Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrats leader: "We should have a complete review on whether our military equipment is right for job that we're asking our brave soldiers and brave servicemen and women to do, because of course the world is changing, and the threats to this country are changing with it." (FIRST RUN 2130 NEWS UPDATE - 15 APRIL 2010) 14. SOUNDBITE (English) Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister: "Six (b) billion pounds out of the economy means lost jobs, it means lost businesses, it means lost growth. If we take that money out of the economy now, I fear for what could happen. And we do not want to have a double-dip recession in this country." 15. Cutaway audience member asking question ++NEW (FIRST RUN 2330 LATAM PRIME NEWS - 15 APRIL 2010) 16. SOUNDBITE (English) Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrats leader: ++Includes cutaway of audience++ "I think everybody will be surprised that the last question of the evening should actually have flowed into so much consensus. I think it's one of those issues, a bit like public sector pensions, I also think the scale of the public sector deficit, it's one of those issues where I think if we could go introduce and new kind of politics in this country, not the old style of politics, we could actually come up with a solution that everybody could agree to, because I think you and your family would benefit so much." (FIRST RUN 2130 NEWS UPDATE - 15 APRIL 2010) 10. Various of leaders shaking hands and leaving at the end of debate, to audience applause, Brown coming forward to shake hands with members of the audience STORYLINE Preliminary polls indicated a victory for the leader of Britain's third-placed political party, following a historic, televised debate between the three candidates vying to become the country's next Prime Minister. Thursday's 90-minute clash between Labour's Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Conservative leader David Cameron and Nick Clegg of the Liberal Democrats focused on domestic issues, including crime and immigration policy. Pollsters expected the debate to break the deadlock in this wildly unpredictable national election, with half of the British electorate, some 20 (m) million people, expected to be watching the show. After the debate finished, just after 2100 GMT, two polls in its immediate aftermath suggested that it was Nick Clegg, the outsider in a traditionally two-horse race between Labour and the Conservatives, that had emerged victorious. Research by YouGov for British tabloid newspaper suggested the Lib Dem leader had impressed voters most, rating him as the most impressive by 51 percent, well ahead of ahead of David Cameron on 29 percent and Gordon Brown on 19 percent. YouGov questioned a representative sample of 1,091 viewers, asking them to leave aside their own party preference in delivering an assessment. A ComRes poll for ITV News echoed those findings, rating him as the winner by 43 percent of the 4,032 viewers polled, almost double Cameron's score of 26 percent and Brown's 20 percent. The 43-year-old looked relaxed with his hand resting in his pocket. He also spoke confidently and passionately - often looking intently into the camera or to the audience - about topics ranging from immigration to greed in the banking industry. Audience members in Thursday's debate asked questions about immigration, health care, pensioners, the economy and the armed forces. Clegg called for a complete review of equipment provided to the military, which include troops fighting in Afghanistan. But the question that seemed to resonate most with the audience and the candidates was over the expense scandal last year that exposed lawmakers of all three main political parties for submitting claims for everything from pornography to country estate chandeliers. Many voters have said they have been disgusted by politics since the expense scandal that began unraveling as Britain sunk deeper into economic turmoil. Clegg responded to the question about what parties would do to clean up politics forcefully, calling for an overhaul of Britain's political system and accusing Cameron's party of protecting Conservative donor Lord Ashcroft, a Belize-based billionaire who has funded the party for more than a decade. Donations are under investigation by the Electoral Commission since allegations that the company was not eligible to give money because it was based abroad with no direct UK connection. "There are still people who haven't taken full responsibility for some of the biggest abuses of the system," said Clegg. Clegg's remarks also seemed pointed at Cameron's social class - the 43-year-old Cameron comes from a privileged family and is married to an aristocrat's daughter. Since he took the reigns of the Conservative Party, he has been trying to convince voters with the idea that the party once led by Margaret Thatcher is more compassionate and inclusive today. Cameron often clashed with Clegg and Brown, saying the current law and order system wasn't working properly." "We are not seeing enough police on the street, we are not catching enough burglars, we are not convicting enough and, when we do convict them, they are not getting long enough sentences," said Cameron. The Conservatives' manifesto has pledged to scrap planned increases to national insurance, a payroll tax levied on employers and their workers. "If we take that money out of the economy now, I fear for what could happen. And we do not want to have a double-dip recession in this country," Brown said. Britain's uncertain national election may deliver a surprising twist: The country's perennial third-placed party, the hitherto toothless Liberal Democrats, could play kingmaker. For the first time in nearly 40 years, polls suggest neither the governing Labour Party nor the main opposition Conservatives may win an outright parliamentary majority in the country's May 6 election. That would plunge Britain into a frantic round of political bartering not seen since 1974, creating a hung Parliament in which the Liberal Democrats will likely decide the fate of Brown and his main challenger, Cameron. While traditionally aligned with Brown's centre-left Labour party, the Liberal Democrats look increasingly likely to side with the more dynamic Cameron forming a pact that would oust Labour after 13 years in office. Brown and Cameron appeared to spend much time agreeing with the Liberal Democrat leader, while Clegg talked of cross-party consensus when it came to the issue of dealing with the elderly. "I think if we could go introduce and new kind of politics in this country, not the old style of politics, we could actually come up with a solution that everybody could agree to, because I think you and your family would benefit so much," said Clegg during the debate. Two more televised debates, on April 22 and April 29, will focus on foreign policy issues and the economy, also significant issues in the May 6 election. 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APTN APEX 04-15-10 2102EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: ++Haiti Fuel Thursday, 15 April 2010 STORY:++Haiti Fuel- NEW Fuel shortages add to problems in post-earthquake Haiti LENGTH: 02:30 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Creole/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 643151 DATELINE: Port-au-Prince - 15 Apr 2010 LENGTH: 02:30 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST 1. Wide petrol station near downtown 2. People queuing for petrol 3. Men pressed around petrol pump 4. Various shots of plastic containers placed on ground by pump 5. Zoom out of policeman holding gun to crowd 6. Men pushing up against each other in queue 7. SOUNDBITE: (Creole) Etienne Joseph, Resident queuing for petrol: "Preval can't organise anything, look at this, this government does nothing for us." 8. Station attendant putting petrol pump in car 9. Close of petrol purchase meter rolling 10. Wide shot of idle fuel trucks near fuel depot Cite Soleil 11. Wide shot of fuel storage tank 12. Front-loader driving down normally traffic-packed street 13. Pan from man sitting under a tree and looking at idle fuel storage depot, to idle truck STORYLINE Haitians scuffled at petrol pumps and waited for hours at filling stations on Thursday as the quake-ravaged country struggled with fuel shortages caused by a delayed shipment from Venezuela. Drivers chased rumours of available petrol across the hills of the rubble-filled capital in the aftermath of the January 12 earthquake. Some abandoned their cars to carry empty milk jugs, bottles and buckets on foot to collect as much fuel as rationing station owners would allow them to buy. The impoverished Caribbean nation is dependent on imports to fuel cars, generators and the intricately painted group taxis known as "tap-taps" that connect people to jobs, food and each other. Haitian officials tried to reassure citizens, telling them fuel would arrive on Sunday aboard the delayed Royal Dutch Shell-operated tanker, but that did little to soothe nerves. Etienne Joseph, a resident in line at a packed queue for fuel, said "look at this, this government does nothing for us." The country's limited fuel supply is replenished twice a month by ship, much provided under preferential terms by Venezuela's PetroCaribe program. The shipment scheduled to arrive on Tuesday was delayed during an intermediate stop in the eastern Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda. With few reserves on hand, distributors clamped down and limited customers to about five gallons (22 litres) at a time. Petrol sold for about 5 US dollars a gallon (1.30 US dollars a litre) in the capital on Thursday, a typical price in the fuel-starved country. Finance Minister Ronald Baudin said the government has authorised petrol companies to import from the neighbouring Dominican Republic, which also suffers from fuel shortages, but acknowledged "the distribution is a little slow." Baudin told The Associated Press that officials are trying to set up a three-month supply of fuel to act as a "buffer" in case of future delays. A senior official with the United Nations mission in Haiti said earthquake relief efforts have not been affected because the international body and humanitarian groups have reserves to last through the weekend. But if the shipment does not arrive by Sunday, the petrol shortage will become critical, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the issue's sensitivity. 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AP-APTN-2330: Canada US UK Saturday, 26 June 2010 STORY:Canada US UK- REPLAY Bilateral meetings at G8 with Obama with Cameron LENGTH: 02:30 FIRST RUN: 2130 RESTRICTIONS: No Access NAmerica/Internet TYPE: Eng/Nats SOURCE: ABC STORY NUMBER: 649659 DATELINE: Toronto - 26 June 2010 LENGTH: 02:30 ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA/INTERNET SHOTLIST Huntsville 1. US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron walking towards Marine One helicopter and getting in, en route to Toronto Toronto 2. Marine One approaching landing spot 3. Pan from photographers to wide of Marine One on the ground in Toronto 4. Mid shot of Obama and Cameron getting out of the chopper and walking across the lawn 5. Wide shot of Obama and Cameron during bilateral meeting 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Barack Obama, US President: "The last conversation I had with David Cameron was before, well I guess it wasn't the last one, but a recent conversation was before the match between the United States and England at the World Cup. And since it ended in a tie, we are exchanging and paying off our debts at the same time. This is Goose Island 312 beer from my hometown of Chicago and David, I understand this is..." 7. SOUNDBITE (English) David Cameron, British Prime Minister: "This is Hobgoblin, from the Wychwood Brewery in Whitney in my constituency." 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Barack Obama, US President: "And so, I advised him that in America, we drink our beer cold. So he has to put this in the refrigerator before he drinks it, but I think he will find it outstanding. And I'm happy to give that a shot, although I will not drink it warm." 9. SOUNDBITE (English) British Prime Minister David Cameron "It's 5.2 percent, you can have it cold, it's all right, but I don't think you'll like it (cold)." 10. Obama and Cameron clink bottles and say "cheers", exchange bottles on table 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Barack Obama, US President: "We are convinced that we have the right strategy to provide the time and the space for the Afghan government to build up capacity over the next several months and years, and this period that we're in right now is going to be critical, both on the political front and on the military front, and there's going to be extremely close consultation between our two countries." 12. SOUNDBITE (English) David Cameron, British Prime Minister: "It's been great to have this opportunity of the meeting, and the discussions we had at the G-8 and the G-20. And thank you also for the lift between the two. You threatened to send me a bill, but as I said, times are very tight in the UK, so I'm afraid we'll have to take that as a free lift." 13. Wide shot of Obama and Cameron STORYLINE: US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Saturday that the troubled Afghanistan war must show progress this year. The two leaders, concluding their first meeting since the British Conservative leader took power last month with a coalition government, said their nations have the right strategy in Afghanistan. "This period that we are in is going to be critical," Obama said. With a resurgent Taliban, major US-led offensives planned, and June already the deadliest month of the nine-year-old Afghanistan war, the fight is considered at a critical juncture. Earlier, Obama and Cameron were among those putting their seal on a statement from the summit of the leading eight industrial democracies that sketched out a strategy for enabling Afghanistan security forces to take over increased responsibility for the country within five years. Cameron also said separately, in a television interview, that there will likely be no British troops in Afghanistan five years from now. The meeting between Obama and Cameron had an informal feel after the president gave his British ally a ride back to Toronto on his specially outfitted presidential helicopter. "He threatened to send me a bill," Cameron joked. "But I said times are very tight in the UK, so I'll have to take that as a free lift." There was more joking surrounding their bet over the US-England football match in the World Cup, which ended in a 1-1 tie. So each gave the other a beer: "Goose Island 312," brewed in Chicago, from Obama to Cameron, and "Hobgoblin" from the British leader's constituency of Whitney, from Cameron to Obama. The two had been expected to address the difficulties that the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has introduced into the American-British relationship. BP PLC, a British-based company, which also has significant American interests, has come under fierce criticism from Obama and others in the US since a rig it was leasing exploded on April 20, causing the biggest offshore oil spill in US history. Neither leader mentioned the topic when the two briefly addressed reporters after their hour-long session. 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AP-APTN-2330 Americas L Prime News-Final Sunday, 11 April 2010 Americas L Prime News ++Haiti Relocation 02:30 AP Clients Only NEW Quake victims relocated amid fears they could be affected by looming rainy season Haiti Celebrities 02:07 AP Clients Only REPLAY Singer Shakira and actor Sean Penn meet with earthquake victims Mexico US 01:30 No Access Mexico/Telemundo REPLAY Attacker throws explosive device over wall around US consulate US Arrivals 02:10 AP Clients Only REPLAY India, Pakistan PMs arrive ahead of nuclear conference Poland Body 5 01:54 Part No Access Poland REPLAY Service as body of president repatriated from Russia ++Hungary Elections 3 02:30 AP Clients Only NEW Vote counting in parliamentary elections; results; Orban Mideast Holocaust 02:32 No Access Israel REPLAY Yad Vashem ceremony on eve of Holocaust Memorial Day Germany Buchenwald 2 03:59 See Script WRAP Survivors, veterans mark Buchenwald liberation B-u-l-l-e-t-i-n begins at 2330 GMT. APEX 04-11-10 1956EDT -----------End of rundown----------- AP-APTN-2330: ++Haiti Relocation Sunday, 11 April 2010 STORY:++Haiti Relocation- NEW Quake victims relocated amid fears they could be affected by looming rainy season LENGTH: 02:30 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Eng/Creole/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 642676 DATELINE: Various - 10/11 April 2010 LENGTH: 02:30 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY ++AUDIO QUALITY AS INCOMING++ SHOTLIST Corail-Cesselesse - 11 April 2010 1. Wide of graders levelling land for tent camp 2. Wide of tents at new camp Corail-Cesselesse - 10 April 2010 3. Wide of Haitian President Rene Preval walking with officials at new camp 4. Various of Preval entering tent 5. Preval inside tent 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Rene Preval, Haitian President: "Now, with the rainy season, we have to move them, you know, to a more secure location, out of the water and that's what we are doing here." Corail-Cesselesse - 11 April 2010 7. Workers setting up tent 8. Worker tying tent flap, zoom in on worker's hands 9. Trucks carrying gravel 10. Close of water spigots 11. Wide of water bladder 12. Wide of portable toilets 13. Children eating inside tent 14. Parents inside tent opening crackers 15. SOUNDBITE (Creole) Aniette Floret, camp resident: "I am not satisfied because I thought it was going to be finished." 16. Woman and children inside tent 17. Wide of tents at new camp Port-au-Prince - 11 April 2010 18. Wide of tents at Petionville Golf Club camp 19. Top shot of tents at golf club 20. Wide of people waiting next to bus to be relocated 21. People waiting to get on bus 22. Buses leaving, taking people to new camp 23. Close of bus window with people inside 24. Bus leaving STORYLINE The relocation of Haitian earthquake victims from a vulnerable tent city at the Petionville Golf Club continued on Sunday, with more people sent to a new camp on the outskirts of the capital Port-au-Prince. The first 14 families were moved on Saturday, with another 250 families scheduled to be relocated on Sunday; the first of a total of 6-thousand people to be shifted to the new camp over the next two weeks, according to aid groups. But the pace was slower than expected on Sunday, with less than 100 people sent to the new settlement at Corail-Cesselesse, an extremely dry and dusty area about nine miles (15 kilometres) north of the capital, with thousands more waiting their turn. United Nations and US officials recommended that 7,500 people be relocated within ten days because with Haiti's looming rainy season they are at high risk of flooding or mudslides in the makeshift camps at the Petionville golf course. It was unclear where the remaining 1,500 people in high-risk areas would be moved to, because there is no room for them at the Corail-Cesselesse camp, which covers nearly 11 square miles. On Sunday, adults and children living at the Petionville golf course walked up a steep hill with their belongings and climbed into buses that rumbled off to yet another temporary home. They wore yellow wristbands that indicated their departure time and new neighbourhood of Corail-Cesselesse. But not all were happy when they arrived at the new camp, some saying it was too far and unfinished. "I am not satisfied because I thought it was going to be finished," said one camp resident, as her six children munched on crackers from a food care package inside their new tent. Haiti's rainy season officially begins on May 1, but scattered showers already have made people skittish, and for good reason. The Caribbean is bracing for what some forecasts predict will be a more-active-than-usual hurricane season, and Haiti is extremely vulnerable to floods and mudslides because of widespread deforestation and erosion. Officials say the rush to beat the rainy season led to the hastily built camp in Corail-Cesselesse that offers minimal living conditions. Oxfam barely had time to install latrines before the first families arrived on Saturday. Oxfam, World Vision and CARE criticised the Haitian government for its lack of planning in a joint statement. Organisations need time to lay gravel on the ground to prevent dust storms and flooding and to place latrines in strategic locations to ensure the safety of people, especially women and children at night, officials said. Haitian President Rene Preval visited the new site on Saturday and vowed to continue to move people away from danger zones. "Now, with the rainy season, we have to move them, you know, to a more secure location, out of the water and that's what we are doing here," Preval told reporters while looking over the facilities at the new camp. But the government has been slow in finding suitable land to build temporary resettlement camps, leaving tens of thousands of evacuees living in makeshift tent camps amidst the rubble of Port-au-Prince. 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 04-11-10 2037EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: Haiti Celebrities Sunday, 11 April 2010 STORY:Haiti Celebrities- REPLAY Singer Shakira and actor Sean Penn meet with earthquake victims LENGTH: 02:07 FIRST RUN: 2030 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Spanish/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 642674 DATELINE: Port-au-Prince - 11 Apr 2010 LENGTH: 02:07 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST 1. Wide of US actor Sean Penn greeting Colombian singer Shakira at Petionville Golf Club, zoom in on Penn, pull out as they start walking away 2. Shakira and Penn walking down road inside tent camp at golf club, followed by group of people and media 3. Penn and Shakira standing inside tent camp surrounded by media, UPSOUND (English) Sean Penn, US actor: "All right, so either you guys will respect, that, if you're not here that this trip happens, if you are here it won't. You've got your pictures. And we will let people know how obstructionist you have been in the process upstairs. So we're asking that you finish your pictures here, and then you'll let us proceed on." 4. Zoom in on Shakira talking to Haitian children, overlaid by Penn speaking (in previous shot) 5. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Shakira, Colombian singer: "Well, we continue forward, which is why we came to look at some properties, to meet with our partners to see what we need to build, a school "Barefoot" (Shakira's foundation), with nutrition, sanitation. So I am very enthusiastic about that project, so we are seeing the reality from up close, the situation in Haiti. There is a lot of need." 6. Mid of Penn and Shakira 7. Shakira talking to children, zoom in on children 8. Shakira and entourage walking away STORYLINE Colombian singer Shakira arrived on Sunday at the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince where she toured one of the largest makeshift camps and began searching for a location to build a school. The pop star waved to onlookers and greeted infants living on a Haitian golf course that has been transformed into a sprawling makeshift camp for 50-thousand quake survivors. Shakira was greeted by US actor Sean Penn, whose foundation "Jenkins-Penn Haitian Relief Organisation (J/P HRO) has been leading the different NGOs in providing food and aid to the tent camp. The two stars spoke about challenges confronting Haiti since the January 12 disaster. Shakira said she was searching for suitable land to build a school for needy children, where students can get not only an education but also benefit from nutritional and health programmes. Her Barefoot foundation provides nutrition to more than six-thousand children in Colombia, and she is member of the ALAS foundation that advocates for children across Latin America. Shakira who in 2006 recorded the hit "Hips don't lie" with American-Haitian singer Wyclef Jean took part in the "Hope for Haiti" telethon which obtained (m) millions of US dollars to help rebuild Port-au-Prince. Since the January 12th earthquake struck Haiti, various celebrities like Angelina Jolie or Harrison Ford have visited the country offering their help. 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APTN APEX 04-11-10 1927EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: Mexico US Sunday, 11 April 2010 STORY:Mexico US- REPLAY Attacker throws explosive device over wall around US consulate LENGTH: 01:30 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: No Access Mexico/Telemundo TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: TV Azteca STORY NUMBER: 642666 DATELINE: Nuevo Laredo - 10 April 2010 LENGTH: 01:30 TV AZTECA - NO ACCESS MEXICO/TELEMUNDO SHOTLIST: Nuevo Laredo - 10 April 2010 1. Various of US consulate 2. Police officers outside consulate, zoom out 3. Car passing by the consulate 4. Police vehicle parked outside the consulate building 5. Entrance to the consulate 6. Minor damage in one of the windows, pull out 7. Minor damage in a wall 8. Various of police and military outside consulate 9. Car passing in front of consulate entrance 10. Minor damage in a window, zoom out 11. Wide of street STORYLINE: An attacker threw an explosive device over the wall of the US consulate in the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo, according to the US Embassy. Friday's attack broke windows and startled employees inside, but caused no injuries. An Embassy spokesman said an investigation into the incident was underway. The US consulate in Nuevo Laredo and the consular agency in the border town of Piedras Negras will be closed on Monday pending a review of security. Mexican federal prosecutors said they were reviewing evidence from the scene, including video feeds from security cameras at the consulate. Nuevo Laredo, across the Rio Grande River from Laredo, Texas, and other cities have seen increased violence as powerful Mexican drug cartels battle over control of lucrative trafficking along the border. Until recent weeks, US State Department employees in the area had not been victimised. But last month, gunmen chased down and killed an American woman who worked at the US consulate in Ciudad Juarez, and her husband. Another man married to a Mexican consulate worker was also killed. In 2008, two men fired shots and threw a grenade, which didn't explode, at the US consulate in Monterrey. Nobody was hurt in that attack, but the consulate's gate was damaged. Five days later, gunmen again fired at that consulate. 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APTN APEX 04-11-10 1929EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: US Arrivals Sunday, 11 April 2010 STORY:US Arrivals- REPLAY India, Pakistan PMs arrive ahead of nuclear conference LENGTH: 02:10 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: POOL STORY NUMBER: 642672 DATELINE: Washington - 11 Apr 2010 LENGTH: 02:10 POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: 1. Plane with Pakistani Prime Minster Yousuf Raza Gilani landing 2. Plane taxiing 3. Pakistani Prime Minster Yousuf Raza Gilani walks out of plane and is greeted by officials 4. US President Barack Obama, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel walking from the White House to bilateral meetings ahead of the Nuclear Summit 5. US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh photo-op STORYLINE: World leaders continued to fly into Washington on Sunday including Pakistan's president Yousuf Gilani. Pakistan, like its neighbour and long time rival India, hold nuclear weapons and both have continued a decades long dispute over the region of Kashmir which has occasionally flared into fighting. US President Barack Obama has begun a series of meetings with foreign leaders who have come to Washington for his nuclear security conference. The first to arrive for talks at Blair House across from the White House was India's prime minister, Manmohan Singh. Obama walked across Pennsylvania Avenue with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. At the conference on Monday and Tuesday, representatives of 47 countries will try to come up with an agreement on how to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of extremists. 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APTN APEX 04-11-10 1929EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: Poland Body 5 Sunday, 11 April 2010 STORY:Poland Body 5- REPLAY Service as body of president repatriated from Russia LENGTH: 01:54 FIRST RUN: 2030 RESTRICTIONS: Part No Access Poland TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: TVN/AP Television STORY NUMBER: 642675 DATELINE: Warsaw - 11 April 2010 LENGTH: 01:54 SHOTLIST: 1. Pan down of St Anne's Church, Presidential Palace in Warsaw 2. Interior wide shot of St Anne's Church 3. Choir performing 4. Various of choir 5. Audience listening 6. Various of people listening to the choir 7. Wide shot of people listening outside the church 8. Candles 9. People putting down candles 10. Close up candles and flowers 11. Various of candles and people putting down candles 12. Woman holding a Polish flag 13. Wide shot of Presidential palace STORYLINE Poles expressed their grief at a service at St. Anne's Church on Sunday after a plane crash in Russia killed 96 people including Poland's president and dozens of political, military and religious leaders. Poles joined a church service in Warsaw and sang hymns while thousands of others expressed their grief by tossing flowers at the hearse carrying President Lech Kaczynski's body to the presidential palace after it was returned from Russia's Smolensk airport, the site of the crash. No date for a funeral has been set. Kaczynski was the first serving Polish leader to die since exiled World War II-era leader Gen. Wladyslaw Sikorski was killed in a mysterious plane crash off Gibraltar in 1943. Church bells pealed at noon and emergency sirens shrieked for nearly a minute before fading. Hundreds bowed their heads, eyes closed, in front of the presidential palace. Buses and trams halted in the streets. The Saturday crash occurred in thick fog near the Katyn forest, where Russian secret police in 1940 executed thousands of Polish military officers. Among the dead were Poland's army chief of staff, the navy chief commander, and heads of the air and land forces. At the Field Cathedral of the Polish Army in Warsaw, hundreds gathered for a morning Mass and left flowers and written condolences. New acting chiefs of the military were in place on Sunday and an interim director of the central bank was named as Poland tried to come to grips with the loss of dozens of civilian and military leaders. Also aboard the aging Russian airliner were the national bank president, the deputy foreign minister, the army chaplain, the head of the National Security Office, the deputy parliament speaker, the Olympic Committee head, the civil rights commissioner and at least two presidential aides and three lawmakers. 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APTN APEX 04-11-10 1929EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: ++Hungary Elections 3 Sunday, 11 April 2010 STORY:++Hungary Elections 3- NEW Vote counting in parliamentary elections; results; Orban LENGTH: 02:30 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Hungarian/English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 642673 DATELINE: Budapest - 11 April 2010 LENGTH: 02:30 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST ++INTERIOR SHOTS++ 1. Wide of votes being counting 2. Close of ballots 3. Close pan from election worker to ballots 4. Various of election workers counting the ballots 5. Ballots being stacked and put aside ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 6. Wide of street 7. Cutaway of souvenirs, T-shirts on sale at stall 8. Election poster of centre-right Fidesz party leader Viktor Orban 9. SOUNDBITE (Hungarian) Csombor Csaba, Vox pop: "We trust Fidesz (centre-right party) would win, so (former Prime Minister Viktor) Orban will have better support in the Parliament." 10. Results being shown on large screen 11. Various of people cheering and clapping 12. Close of Hungarian flag 13. Mid of crowd welcoming election winner, centre-right Fidesz party leader Viktor Orban onto stage 14. Wide of Orban on stage, crowd cheering 15. SOUNDBITE (Hungarian) Viktor Orban, centre-right Fidesz party leader: "History is a great and close-fisted lord, but when (it) starts giving you can feel it. After the first round we can declare that we have the necessary majority to form the government." 16. Women in crowd carrying election poster 17. Close of women shouting 18. Various of people cheering 19. Zoom out from screen to the stage, party officials and supporters celebrating 20. Mid of Orban waving to supporters from the stage 21. Pull in to large screen broadcasting results 22. Couple walking in the street 23. SOUNDBITE (English) Tom Koraszi, who holds dual citizenship with Canada and Hungary: "After this election; very, very hard work, and I hope there will be enough power in the people to say 'I want to succeed'. One man can lead, but he can't do it alone." 24. Wide of the Danube River and palace STORYLINE Fidesz, Hungary's centre-right party led by former Prime Minister Viktor Orban, reclaimed the right to govern on Sunday, winning over 50 percent of the vote and handing the ruling Socialists a humiliating defeat. Fidesz's landslide victory had been expected by pollsters and its result of 52.8 percent in the first round translated into 206 seats for now in the 386-seat legislature. Orban, Prime Minister from 1998 to 2002, told a huge crowd of cheering supporters that after the first round of voting, he now had the necessary majority to form a government. Orban also told supporters that he had a huge task in front of him, facing an economy mired in recession. The extreme right Jobbik party took more than 15 percent to come in third. While widely forecast, the strong gain of Jobbik represented the greatest political shake-up of the election, shattering Hungary's traditional post-communist status quo of a parliament dominated by the centre right and the left. The governing Socialists, whom many Hungarians blame for their dismal economy, were far behind with 19.3 percent and 28 seats, followed closely by the far-right, anti-Gypsy Jobbik with 26 seats and 16.7 percent, over three times as much as any other far-right party since the country's return to democracy from communism in 1990. The depth of the Socialist fall was reflected in a comparison of their present showing to that of the last election four years ago, when they garnered 43 percent support. A green party, Politics Can Be Different, exceeded expectations with 7.4 percent and 5 seats ahead of a second round on April 25 when the fate of the remaining 111 seats is decided in runoffs for 57 constituencies where no candidate got at least half the votes. Voter turnout was 64.3 percent, down from 67.8 percent in the 2006 elections. The Socialists owed their stunning defeat to loss of credibility amassed during eight years of government and deeply unpopular austerity measures imposed in the past months. Despite the euphoria of Fidesz supporters, the party has a difficult task ahead. Hungary's economy is mired in a recession which saw the economy contract by 6.3 percent last year and unemployment rise to a new high of 11.4 percent. 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APTN APEX 04-11-10 2016EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: Mideast Holocaust Sunday, 11 April 2010 STORY:Mideast Holocaust- REPLAY Yad Vashem ceremony on eve of Holocaust Memorial Day LENGTH: 02:32 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: No Access Israel TYPE: Hebrew/Natsound SOURCE: IBA STORY NUMBER: 642667 DATELINE: Jerusalem - 11 April 2010 LENGTH: 02:32 IBA - NO ACESS ISRAEL SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of soldiers standing in guard of honour 2. Israeli president Shimon Peres and israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arriving at memorial 3. Wide of service 4. Israeli Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, a holocaust survivor, lighting torch 5. Wide of memorial 6. SOUNDBITE: (Hebrew) Shimon Peres, Israeli President: "Weapons of mass destruction in the hands of those capable of mass destruction, with voices encouraging that destruction, that is the most perilous combination to world peace, they are making the world an uncontrollable place." 7. Various of people sitting during ceremony 8. SOUNDBITE: (Hebrew) Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister: (++OVERLAID WITH VARIOUS OF AUDIENCE++) "We encounter in the best case a limp reaction, and even that is fading. We don't hear the asked for protest, we do not hear the necessary rejection, no harsh denunciation, no outcry. The world is not changing its course. As if that was not enough, there are people who criticise us, against Israel. Today, 65 years after the Holocaust we need to say with frankness, the enraging thing is the lack of revolt. The world is gradually accepting the Iranian destruction declaration against Israel and we still can't see the international determination needed in order to stop Iran in its armament. But If we have learned anything from the Holocaust it is that we must not be silent or be deterred in the face of evil." 9. End shot of memorial STORYLINE: Israeli leaders at an annual memorial day for the six million (m) Jews killed by Nazis in the Holocaust of World War II, warned of an Iranian nuclear programme they believe is aimed at weapons production. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu complained bitterly about international reaction to what he called Iran's drive toward nuclear bombs and its intention to destroy Israel, but he did not hint at a possible Israeli response. "We encounter in the best case a limp reaction, and even that is fading," Netanyahu said on Sunday. "We do not hear the necessary rejection, no harsh denunciation, no outcry." Netanyahu spoke at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel's official Holocaust memorial authority, before hundreds of Holocaust survivors and their families, Israeli leaders, diplomats and others. A military honour guard stood at one side of the podium and a girls' choir on the other. "If we have learned anything from the Holocaust," Netanyahu said, "it is that we must not be silent or be deterred in the face of evil." In his address at the ceremony, President Shimon Peres recalled visiting the village in Poland where he was born. He said that nothing remained of all the Jewish homes and synagogues there. Turning to the present, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate urged the world to confront threats of genocide, singling out Iran's nuclear programme. Israel dismisses Iranian claims that it is not making nuclear bombs. "Weapons of mass destruction in the hands of those capable of mass destruction, with voices encouraging that destruction - that is the most perilous combination to world peace," Peres said. The day is one of the most solemn on Israel's calendar. Restaurants, cafes and places of entertainment closed down across Israel on Sunday evening at the start of the annual remembrance day. Local TV channels scrapped their light entertainment and substituted documentaries about the Holocaust and other similarly serious programming. Radio networks aired interviews with survivors and panel discussions about the significance of the genocide and lessons for the future. At midmorning on Monday, air raid sirens are set to wail across the country, marking two minutes of silence in memory of the victims. On Monday, Holocaust memorial day ceremonies include gatherings around the country, starting in the Israeli parliament, or Knesset, where people read the names of victims of the Holocaust. The project, called "Every Person Has a Name," is meant to break down the number of 6 million (m) into stories of individuals, families and communities wiped out during the war. 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APTN APEX 04-11-10 1929EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: Germany Buchenwald 2 Sunday, 11 April 2010 STORY:Germany Buchenwald 2- WRAP Survivors, veterans mark Buchenwald liberation LENGTH: 03:59 FIRST RUN: 1730 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: English/German/Natsound SOURCE: Various STORY NUMBER: 642670 DATELINE: Buchenwald - 11 Apr 2010/FILE LENGTH: 03:59 RTL - NO ACCESS GERMANY, Austria (except: Infoscreen, ATV+), German-speaking Switzerland (except: Telezueri), Luxembourg and Alto Adige UNIVERSAL ARCHIVES - AP CLIENTS ONLY AP PHOTOS - No Access Canada/Broadcast use only/Strictly No Access Online or Mobile SHOTLIST: RTL - NO ACCESS GERMANY, Austria (except: Infoscreen, ATV+), German-speaking Switzerland (except: Telezueri), Luxemburg and Alto Adige Weimar, Germany - April 11, 2010 1. Wide of visitors and ceremony participants at entrance gate of Buchenwald concentration camp 2. Mid of participants walking through gate 3. Various of Charles Thomas Payne, grand-uncle of US President Barack Obama UPSOUND: (English) "It's very strange." 4. Various of Payne 5. Mid of group of participants talking, tilt-down and pan to wreaths 6. Wide pan of ceremony, participants singing 7. Participant laying down wreath 8. Pan of ceremony 9. SOUNDBITE (German) Christine Lieberknecht, Premier of Thuringia State: "Memory is the imperishable of the past. Your pain, your suffering, your sorrow, honourable survivors of the hell of Buchenwald will never pass away." 10. Pan of survivors and veterans 11. SOUNDBITE (German) Norbert Lammer, German Bundestag speaker: "Many of these children would not have survived without the care of the inmates. These people serve our special respect and thanks." UNIVERSAL ARCHIVES - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Buchenwald, Near Weimar, Germany - April 1945 12. Various archive footage of Buchenwald camp after liberation AP PHOTOS - No Access Canada/Broadcast use only/Strictly No Access Online or Mobile FILE: Chicago, United States - July 22, 2008 13. STILL of Barack Obama's great uncle, Charles Payne RTL - NO ACCESS GERMANY, Austria (except: Infoscreen, ATV+), German-speaking Switzerland (except: Telezueri), Luxemburg and Alto Adige Weimar, April 11, 2010 14. Close-up of wreath with sash reading (German) "Embassy of the state of Israel" 15. Pan left of participants during minute's silence 16. People laying down roses on memorial plate 17. Mid of veterans holding flag, tilt-down to wreath 18. Wide of crowd surrounding memorial plate 19. Wide of concentration camp behind fence 20. Mid of slogan on camp entrance gate reading (German) "Each to his own" 21. Wide of entrance gate of Buchenwald concentration camp STORYLINE: Survivors of the Buchenwald concentration camp have been joined by US veterans and German dignitaries at a ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of its liberation. Participants laid wreaths, sang and later held a minute's silence in memory of those who died at the camp. "Memory is the imperishable of the past. Your pain, your suffering, your sorrow, honourable survivors of the hell of Buchenwald will never pass away," said the Premier of Thuringia State, Christine Lieberknecht, in a ceremony address. The US Army liberated Buchenwald on April 11, 1945. Some 56,000 people died at the Nazi camp, including Jews, communists, Roma and others from across central Europe. Among those present on Sunday was President Barack Obama's great-uncle, Charles Payne, who assisted in the liberation of the nearby Ohrdruf labour camp - a subcamp of Buchenwald - as a soldier with the 89th Infantry Division. Payne described being back at the camp on Sunday as "very strange". Obama visited Buchenwald last year. Israel on Monday commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day to remember the 6 million (m) Jews killed by Nazis in the Holocaust of World War II. 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 04-11-10 2016EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM -------------------
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AP-APTN-1830 North America Prime News -Final Tuesday, 30 March 2010 North America Prime News Canada G8 02:58 No Access Canada REPLAY G-8 foreign ministers meet in Canada, family photo Russia Blasts Wrap 04:06 AP Clients Only WRAP Memorial, morgue, Medvedev, Putin, US Ambo, analyst Afghan US 01:35 AP Clients Only REPLAY Chairman of US Joint Chiefs tours Marjah after US operation Pakistan Diplomat 02:27 Pt No Iran/No BBC Persian TV/No VOA Persian TV REPLAY Iranian agents free diplomat kidnapped in Pakistan Mideast Land Day 03:33 AP Clients Only REPLAY Land Day events, Fayyad, Palestinian rallies ++US Fairground 01:15 No Access NAmerica/Internet NEW 2 stranded in the air on stalled Miami fair ride SKorea President 02:03 AP Clients Only REPLAY President visits scene of sinking China Babies 00:58 No Access China REPLAY Two mortuary workers detained after 21 babies' bodies found in river Argentina Maradona 01:49 Part No Access Brazil REPLAY Argentina coach Maradona bitten on lip by dog Switz Cern 2 02:17 AP Clients Only WRAP Atom smasher sets collision record, collider B-u-l-l-e-t-i-n begins at 1830 GMT. APEX 03-30-10 1456EDT -----------End of rundown----------- AP-APTN-1830: Canada G8 Tuesday, 30 March 2010 STORY:Canada G8- REPLAY G-8 foreign ministers meet in Canada, family photo LENGTH: 02:58 FIRST RUN: 1530 RESTRICTIONS: No Access Canada TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: CTV STORY NUMBER: 641562 DATELINE: Gatineau, Quebec - 30 March 2010 LENGTH: 02:58 CTV - NO ACCESS CANADA SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of G-8 (Group of Eight) foreign ministers lining up for photo 2. Zoom in and pan across foreign ministers 3. Foreign ministers eating maple syrup and ice, zoom out 4. Wide of foreign ministers outside 5. Foreign ministers entering conference room 6. Wide of conference room 7. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov talking with German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle 9. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper entering room 10. Sergei Lavrov and Guido Westerwelle listening to Harper 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Stephen Harper, Canadian Prime Minister: "Your meeting today does come however at a particularly difficult time in the international community's dealings with the governments of Iran and North Korea. Both are countries whose actions contravene their international obligations. Both use violence and intimidation to deprive their citizens of fundamental rights. Both are serious threats to global security." 12. Close-up of US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner 13. SOUNDBITE: (English) Stephen Harper, Canadian Prime Minister: "There is much at stake if nuclear proliferation leads to the use of nuclear weapons whether by state or non-state actors, then no matter where the bombs are set off, the catastrophe will be felt around the world." 14. Wide of ministers as Canadian Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon adjourns meeting, Harper gets up to shake hands 15. Harper shaking hands with Clinton and others STORYLINE: Top diplomats from the world's leading economies increased pressure on both Iran and North Korea on Tuesday over their suspected nuclear programmes. Opening a conference of foreign ministers from the eight industrialized nations, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Iran must halt its nuclear enrichment activities and comply with demands to come clean about its atomic program. "Your meeting today does come however at a particularly difficult time in the international community's dealings with the governments of Iran and North Korea," Harper told the visiting ministers. "Both are countries whose actions contravene their international obligations. Both use violence and intimidation to deprive their citizens of fundamental rights. Both are serious threats to global security," he added. Iran is already under three sets of UN Security Council sanctions and China has been holding up consideration of a fourth, saying diplomacy must be given more time to work. But last week it softened its position in a conference call among senior officials from the six nations working most closely on the matter, according to diplomats. Harper also spoke about how war, international organised crime, poverty and underdevelopment were all enemies of the G-8's goals to not only ensure prosperity, but to build a better world. He both lauded the G-8 countries for their efforts in Afghanistan and urged the Afghan government to assume more responsibility for its own security. Those urgings came after Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon repeated that Canada will end its combat role in Afghanistan after 2011. US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said earlier that the United States would like to see Canadian troops stay longer than the date set by the Canadian Parliament, to help train the Afghan army. The tone appeared cordial as the G-8 ministers gathered for the family photo against a backdrop of rural Quebec province. Following the photo opportunity, foreign ministers were directed to a trough of ice with maple syrup for a mid-morning sugar treat. 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APTN APEX 03-30-10 1427EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Russia Blasts Wrap Tuesday, 30 March 2010 STORY:Russia Blasts Wrap- WRAP Memorial, morgue, Medvedev, Putin, US Ambo, analyst LENGTH: 04:06 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Rus/Eng/Nats SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 641576 DATELINE: Moscow, 30 March 2010 LENGTH: 04:06 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST (FIRST RUN 1430 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 30 MARCH 2010) 1. People paying their respects at makeshift memorial inside Lubyanka station 2. Close up of flowers 3. Wide of U.S. Ambassador to Russia, John Beyrle, paying tribute to victims 4. SOUNDBITE (Russian) John Beyrle, U.S. Ambassador to Russia: "I came here to express my condolences to the relatives of all the victims of yesterday's horrendous terrorist attack. As the US Ambassador I would like to say with all my heart that the American people stands together at this moment with the people of Russia." 5. Zoom in on people and makeshift memorial, screen reading: (Russian) "Moscow is grieving" 6. Mid of men waiting for train 7. Pan of train arriving 8. Wide of people in station, including off-duty Russian army cadets (FIRST RUN 1430 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 30 MARCH 2010) 9. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sitting down at meeting with Russia's top law enforcement officials 10. Cutaway of officials 11. Wide of meeting 12. Cutaway of officials 13. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Dmitry Medvedev, Russian President: "I think that we could also pay some attention to perfecting aspects of legislation aimed at preventing terrorist attacks, including the precise nature of the work of the various agencies that work on investigating crimes of this type." 14. Mid of meeting 15. Cutaway of Prosecutor General, Yuri Chaika (left), and Chairman of the Russian Supreme Court, Vyacheslav Lebedev (right) 16. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Vladimir Putin, Russia Prime Minister: "We know that they are keeping a low profile now. But this is a matter of honour for the law enforcement agencies to drag them out from the depths of the sewer into the daylight. I am sure this will be done." 17. Mid of meeting (FIRST RUN 1130 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 30 MARCH 2010) 18. Wide shot of Morgue Number 2 of the Moscow Bureau of Forensic Medicine 19. Close up of windows 20. Wide of entrance 21. Close up sign reading in Russian: "Bureau of Forensic Medicine" 22. Wide of relatives of victims walking in the street 23. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Valentina Yegeazaryan, grandmother of victim of metro bombings: "I cannot get my child back. There have been so many terrorist attacks and yet what what have they (the authorities) done? Some time passes, and then the same thing happens again." 24. Mid of relatives talking 25. Close up of Valentina Yegeazaryan, grandmother of victim, crying 26. Wide of relatives leaving 27. Wide of relatives of victims in the yard of the morgue 28. Mid of man grieving 29. Wide of morgue building (FIRST RUN 1430 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 30 MARCH 2010) 30. Mid of newspaper 31. Close up of newspaper photo with headline written in Russian "Revenge for the Caucasus" 32. SOUNDBITE (English) Maria Lipman, Political Analyst of Carnegie Centre in Moscow: "This policy of negligence, this policy of looking the other way at embezzlement, at corruption, at common crime, at all sorts of problems that only accumulated and grew in those regions, radical Islam is being one of them, this policy is no longer working. Neglect shown with regard to those regions has now backfired." 33. Set up of Maria Lipman, Political Analyst at Carnegie Centre in Moscow STORYLINE: Russians and other officials gathered on Tuesday to pay their respects at one of the stations hit in yesterday's suicide bombings in Moscow's metro system. Mourners, including US ambassador to Russia, John Beyrle, left flowers at a makeshift memorial in the Lubyanka metro station. "As the US Ambassador I would like to say with all my heart that the American people stands together at this moment with the people of Russia," Beyrle said. The blasts, which killed 39, shocked a country that had grown accustomed to such violence being confined to a restive southern corner - and marked the return of acts of terror to the everyday lives of Muscovites after a six-year break. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin vowed to "drag out from the depths of the sewer" the masterminds of the attacks. "We know that they are keeping a low profile now. But this is a matter of honour for the law enforcement agencies to drag them out from the depths of the sewer into the daylight. I am sure this will be done," he said. At a meeting of top law enforcement officials Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said that work needed to be done on "perfecting aspects of legislation aimed at preventing terrorist attacks." As senior politicians called for the return of the death penalty, the attacks have raised fears that civil liberties may again be sacrificed under the pretext of fighting extremism - a charge Putin faced during his eight-year presidency. As president, Putin consolidated control in the wake of the 2004 Beslan school hostage crisis by abolishing the election of regional governors, and came to power in 1999 promising a strong crackdown on rebels in Russia's North Caucasus. The attacks provide a serious challenge to the Russian government, and in particular its claims to have pacified the region. Political analysts say that Russia's history of human rights abuses and its overall neglect of the region have led to increasing instability. "This policy of negligence, this policy of looking the other way at embezzlement, at corruption, at common crime at all sorts of problems that only accumulated and grew in those regions, radical Islam is being one of them, this policy is no longer working," said Maria Lipman, a political analyst at the Carnegie Centre in Moscow. Many have speculated that the blasts - blamed on Muslim extremists in the Caucasus region, which includes Chechnya - were retaliation for the recent killing of separatist leaders in the area by Russian police. No claims of responsibility have been made. 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APTN APEX 03-30-10 1428EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Afghan US Tuesday, 30 March 2010 STORY:Afghan US- REPLAY Chairman of US Joint Chiefs tours Marjah after US operation LENGTH: 01:35 FIRST RUN: 1230 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 641548 DATELINE: Marjah - 30 March 2010 LENGTH: 01:35 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY ++AUDIO AS INCOMING++ SHOTLIST 1. Wide of American soldiers walking in front of US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Navy Admiral Mike Mullen, as he walks around Marjah 2. Wide of local Afghans looking on 3. Wide of Mullen walking along road 4. Mullen shaking hands with locals 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff: "This is my third trip to Helmand in the last several months, and certainly the change which has occurred in Marjah is critical, and what I wanted to see more than anything else was not just better security, but what are we putting in place for the people, how are we going to make the people's lives better, how is the connection between the provincial governor, the local leaders, as well as Kabul." 6. Wide of troops and armoured vehicle in road 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff: "An exceptional operation. There were many Afghan leaders involved in it from the military standpoint, from the army standpoint. The Afghan National police are here now and it was a joint, partnered operation and it was, more than anything else, it was focused on the security for the people, and while there were tragically some lost, that focus is really what won out so that we could provide the security." 8. Wide of Mullen walking with Helmand Governor Gulab Mangal 9. Wide of Mangal seated next to Mullen on ground in circle talking to local leaders 10. Wide of Mullen talking to locals through interpreter 11. Interpreter talking between Mullen and local elders 12. Local elders listening to Mullen STORYLINE US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Navy Admiral Mike Mullen, toured the Afghan town of Marjah on Tuesday, his first such visit following the joint Afghan-NATO offensive in the area. Mullen met the governor of Helmand province, Gulab Mangal, and other local elders to discuss the security situation. Mullen described the change in Marjah after the offensive as "critical." "What I wanted to see more than anything else was not just better security, but what are we putting in place for the people," he said. In last month's operation, Afghan and NATO troops stormed Marjah with the aim of purging Taliban forces from their southern stronghold. Afghan national police are now handling security in the area and the operation has, for the most part, been claimed as a success by American officials. Mullen's visit to Helmand came two days after US President Barack Obama made his first visit to the country since taking office. He held talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and addressed US troops at Bagram air base near Kabul. The next big military operation for the US and NATO troops is planned for June in Kandahar, a much larger city and the spiritual home of the Taliban. US officials previously have disclosed plans for a NATO-led offensive in the area this year but have not said when it might happen. 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APTN APEX 03-30-10 1428EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Pakistan Diplomat Tuesday, 30 March 2010 STORY:Pakistan Diplomat- REPLAY Iranian agents free diplomat kidnapped in Pakistan LENGTH: 02:27 FIRST RUN: 1330 RESTRICTIONS: Pt No Iran/No BBC Persian TV/No VOA Persian TV TYPE: Farsi/Natsound SOURCE: VARIOUS STORY NUMBER: 641550 DATELINE: Islamabad/Peshawar - 30 Mar 2010/FILE LENGTH: 02:27 IRANIAN GOVERNMENT HANDOUT - NO ACCESS IRAN/BBC PERSIAN/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.++ AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST IRANIAN GOVERNMENT HANDOUT -- NO ACCESS IRAN/BBC PERSIAN/VOA PERSIAN FILE: Date and Location Unknown 1. STILL of kidnapped Iranian diplomat, Heshmatollah Attarzadeh, as shown on website of Iranian Embassy in Islamabad AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Islamabad - 30 March 2010 2. Various screen shots from website for Iranian Embassy in Islamabad, including page about Attarzadeh and his rescue from Pakistan AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Taftan border crossing - Date Unknown 3. Mid of border crossing on the Pakistan-Iran border, sign reading: (English) "Welcome to Islamic Republic of Iran" 4. Mid of border crossing 5. Various wide shots of security fences in border area 6. Mid of gate at border crossing AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Peshawar - 30 March 2010 7. Wide exterior of Iranian Consulate General building 8. Close of sign reading: (Urdu/English) "Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Peshawar" 9. Mid of Iranian flag flying outside 10. Close of photo of Attarzadeh 11. Security officers searching visitors to consulate building AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Peshawar - 13 November 2008 12. Mid of body of security guard killed during Attarzadeh's kidnapping, covered with white sheet, being put into ambulance 13. Various of diplomat's car, damaged during kidnapping AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Islamabad - 30 March 2010 14. Pan of Fariborz Shokoohi, community leader for Iranians living in Islamabad, with his family 15. Mid of Shokoohi 16. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Fariborz Shokoohi, Community leader for Iranians living in Islamabad: "As human beings, we are very happy that an Iranian national has been freed. Our group stands against terrorist activities. We are against kidnapping and terrorism. We don't support it." 17. Mid of children playing 18. Wide of street STORYLINE Iranian intelligence agents mounted a "complicated" cross-border mission and freed an Iranian diplomat who had been kidnapped in 2008 by gunmen in northwestern Pakistan, Iranian state television reported on Tuesday. The agents rescued Heshmatollah Attarzadeh of Iran's Peshawar consulate "in a complicated intelligence operation" and took him back to Iran, the report said. Iran's Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi said that Iran had asked Pakistani authorities to free the diplomat, but after they failed to do the job, Tehran had handled the problem itself. A senior Pakistani security official, however, maintained that Pakistani intelligence did in fact help in the rescue operation. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the issue, did not provide any further details. Attarzadeh and his Pakistani bodyguard were driving over a narrow bridge in Peshawar on November 13, 2008, when two gunmen blocked their way with a car and opened fire. The attackers fled with the diplomat after killing the bodyguard. Peshawar is the capital of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, and borders the largely autonomous tribal regions, parts of which have become strongholds for Taliban and al-Qaida militants who have staged repeated attacks on the city. In the 1980s, Peshawar was a hub for US-backed guerrillas fighting Soviet troops in neighbouring Afghanistan, some of whom went on to form the Taliban and al-Qaida. Al-Qaida leader, Osama bin Laden, now believed to be hiding in the adjacent tribal regions, was among them. Despite that legacy, the city of some two (m) million people was once considered relatively safe for foreigners. But organised crime and militancy are on the rise - and increasingly hard to distinguish - and it was possible that the Iranian was kidnapped for ransom. A year after Attarzadeh was kidnapped, a Pakistani employee of the same Iranian consulate was gunned down near his home. Tuesday's operation marks the latest success by Iran's intelligence services to be announced on television. Last month, Iran captured Abdulmalik Rigi, leader of an armed Sunni opposition group whose insurgency in southeast Iran had destabilised the border region with Pakistan. Rigi was arrested on a flight from Dubai to Kyrgyzstan last month after he had left Pakistan. The Pakistani government claimed that Rigi's capture would have not been possible without Islamabad's cooperation, but Iran insisted that its intelligence agents alone captured the militant leader. 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APTN APEX 03-30-10 1428EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Mideast Land Day Tuesday, 30 March 2010 STORY:Mideast Land Day- REPLAY Land Day events, Fayyad, Palestinian rallies LENGTH: 03:33 FIRST RUN: 1130 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 641529 DATELINE: Various - 30 March 2010 LENGTH: 03:33 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST East of Gaza City, close to Israeli border, Gaza Strip 1. Wide of protesters marching towards border with Israel 2. Palestinian protestors carrying signs against Israeli settlements and the Israeli "separation barrier" 3. Palestinian women demonstrating, holding signs 4. Wide of Palestinian protestors burning tyres next to border fence 5. Smoke rising, Israeli army jeep on border 6. Protestors waving Palestinian flags 7. Wide of Israeli tank driving on other side of border Khan Younis, Gaza Strip 8. Ambulance parked outside hospital accident and emergency department 9. Injured Palestinian man on trolley being wheeled along hospital corridor 10. Close-up of injured man, pan as he is wheeled into ward 11. Injured man in bed with man standing next to him holding drip 12. Wide of crowd around hospital bed 13. Another injured man being treated Karawa Beni Hassan village, West Bank 14. Wide of group of Palestinian protesters walking up hill 15. Wide of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad with horse drawn plough, symbolically ploughing up land at site disputed by Palestinians and Jewish settlers 16. SOUNDBITE (English) Salam Fayyad, Palestinian Prime Minister: "Today is the 34th anniversary of the Land Day, a day of great significance to us Palestinians throughout the world and especially here, as we endeavour to saveguard and protect our right to life on our land. I thought this would be an important location to be in here, given that it is a remote, it is, as you can see, targeted by settlers who live nearby, they started to frequent the place and our people actually, naturally and spontaneously, started to flock to this place and to fix it up and actually to begin to plant it, which is really the best way to protect the land." Qalqilya, West Bank 17. Wide of protesters marching with flags and banners to mark Land Day 18. Group of protesters close to security barrier 19. Protestor standing next to Israeli army officer next to gate in security barrier 20. Palestinian protestors throwing stones 21. Israeli army jeep at scene 22. Palestinian protestors throwing stones 23. Various of tear gas being fired at protestors Ramallah, West Bank 24. Wide of protesters marching into main square 25. Various of protestors in square holding signs and flags STORYLINE Palestinians were taking part in protest marches and other events across the Gaza Strip and West Bank on Tuesday to mark "Land Day" - an annual day of protests against Israeli incursions into Palestinian territory. Hundreds of protesters marched from Gaza City to the border with Israel, where they burned tyres and waved Palestinian flags at Israeli tanks passing by on the other side of the fence. Three protesters were injured at another Land Day protest south of Gaza City and were taken for treatment to a hospital in Khan Younis. In the West Bank, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad joined local Palestinian residents to symbolically plough up a piece of land that is claimed by both Palestinians and Jewish settlers. Fayyad ploughed a strip of the field using a traditional horse-drawn plough, as residents of the village of Karawa Beni Hassan looked on. Land Day is "a day of great significance to us Palestinians throughout the world and especially here, as we endeavour to saveguard and protect our right to life on our land," Fayyad said. He claimed the piece of land had been "targeted by settlers who live nearby" and said local Palestinians had chosen to plough the land to "protect" it. Protest marches were also held in the West Bank town of Qalqilya and in Ramallah. Palestinians are angry that Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, as well as the route of Israel's so-called "separation barrier", are encroaching on Palestinian territory. Tensions between Israel and the Palestinians have increased following a recent Israeli government announcement of plans to build 1,600 new homes for Jewish people in east Jerusalem, which the Palestinians want as a capital of a future state. Israel captured east Jerusalem from Jordan in 1967 and later annexed it, a move that was never recognised as legitimate by the international community. The international community considers the Jewish neighbourhoods in east Jerusalem to be illegal settlements, no different from the more than 120 Jewish settlements that dot the West Bank. The US has criticised Israeli construction in east Jerusalem and has asked Israel for gestures towards the Palestinians to help relaunch peace talks, which were about to start earlier this month when the latest spat over settlements broke out. The planned negotiations were thrown into doubt after Israel announced the construction plans. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has consistently rejected calls for any halt to building in Jerusalem. 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APTN APEX 03-30-10 1428EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: ++US Fairground Tuesday, 30 March 2010 STORY:++US Fairground- NEW 2 stranded in the air on stalled Miami fair ride LENGTH: 01:15 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: No Access NAmerica/Internet TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: ABC STORY NUMBER: 641586 DATELINE: Miami, 30 March 2010 LENGTH: 01:15 ABC - NO ACCESS NAMERICA/INTERNET SHOTLIST 1. Wide of stalled carnival ride at Miami-Dade County Fair, zoom in of two people stuck on ride, dangling sideways in the air 2. Various of people stuck on ride 3. Wide of ride; fire truck driving towards ride 4. Rescue workers on cherry picker truck moving towards stranded ride passengers, pan to people stuck on ride STORYLINE Two people were stranded high in the air aboard a stalled carnival ride in Miami, in the US state of Florida on Tuesday as a rescue team rushed to get them down. A fire department spokeswoman said a call came in at 1:54 p.m. (1745GMT) on Tuesday to report the stalled ride - called the Spin Rider - at the Miami-Dade County Fair. Footage filmed from a helicopter hovering over the scene showed the seemingly calm riders strapped into their seats on an arm of the ride which was stuck vertically up into the air, with their feet dangling above the fairground. Rescue workers climbed into a cherry picker and approached the ride. The ride eventually - almost 50 minutes after it had initially stalled - began moving slowly towards the ground before the pair were able to get off. The Spin Rider stalled about two hours after the fair had opened for the day. The fair began on Thursday and lasts until April 11. 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APTN APEX 03-30-10 1539EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: SKorea President Tuesday, 30 March 2010 STORY:SKorea President- REPLAY President visits scene of sinking LENGTH: 02:03 FIRST RUN: 1230 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Korean/Nat SOURCE: South Korean Presidential Office STORY NUMBER: 641549 DATELINE: West Sea, 30 March 2010 LENGTH: 02:03 South Korean Presidential Office - AP Clients Only SHOTLIST 1. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak coming out of helicopter 2. Lee shaking hands with navy officials onboard ship 3. Pan from sea to Lee and navy official 4. Close of Lee 5. Lee shaking hands with navy crew 6. Close of map 7. Various of Lee in meeting with navy officials 8. SOUNDBITE: (Korean) Lee Myung-bak, South Korean President: ++addressing naval officials++ "Opening the sunken ship's door and confirming whether the crews are alive or not should be the first priority. You have to do that as soon as possible, consult with the US side, and do your best in saving people's lives." 9. Lee boarding boat en route to another ship to meet victims' families 10. Various shots of Lee meeting family members of victims, on another ship 11. Pan of military briefing 12. Mid of Lee being briefed 13. Official holding briefing 14. SOUNDBITE: (Korean) Lee Myung-bak, South Korean President: "We cannot lower our tight guard until North Korea gives up its nuclear power through the six-party talks. We can defend ourselves as long as we are strong." 15. Lee shaking hands with navy officials STORYLINE South Korea's president ordered the military to be alert on Tuesday for any moves by rival North Korea, after his defence minister said last week's explosion that sank a South Korean ship may have been caused by a North Korean mine. The blast ripped the 1,200-ton ship apart last Friday night during a routine patrol near Baengnyeong Island near the tense maritime border west of the divided Korean peninsula. Fifty-eight crew members, including the captain, were plucked to safety; 46 were still missing on Tuesday, with little hope remaining for their survival. President Lee Myung-bak flew to the wreckage site on Tuesday to review search operations, meet marines and console family members. Baengnyeong is just eight miles (13 kilometres) from, and within sight of, a North Korean military base where surface-to-ship guided missiles and artillery are heavily deployed, the presidential Blue House said in a statement. Lee told officers South Korea must maintain its military readiness until North Korea gave up its nuclear weapons program. "We cannot lower our tight guard until North Korea gives up its nuclear power through the six-party talks. We can defend ourselves as long as we are strong," Lee said. A 53-year-old diver who lost consciousness during the underwater mission to locate the missing crewmen died on Tuesday, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. A second diver was being treated for injuries, officials said. Lee expressed his condolences over the death, calling it "unfortunate and regrettable," according to his office. As the search continued, divers attempted on Tuesday to break into the ship but made little headway due to strong currents and poor underwater visibility, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He said there were no signs of life inside. 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APTN APEX 03-30-10 1428EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: China Babies Tuesday, 30 March 2010 STORY:China Babies- REPLAY Two mortuary workers detained after 21 babies' bodies found in river LENGTH: 00:58 FIRST RUN: 1330 RESTRICTIONS: No Access China TYPE: Mandarin/Nat SOURCE: IQILU.COM STORY NUMBER: 641556 DATELINE: Jining, 29 March 2010 LENGTH: 00:58 IQILU.COM - NO ACCESS CHINA ++QUALITY AS INCOMING+++ SHOTLIST: Outskirts of Jining, Shandong province - 29 March 2010 1. Wide of bridge spanning the Guangfu River 2. Close of reeds on river 3. Wide pan of people searching along river 4. Wide of bodies discovered along river 5. Mid of reeds 6. Zoom in on body of baby on riverbank 7. SOUNDBITE: (Mandarin) vox pop, local resident, name unknown: "I thought it was artificial and then I found it was real. When I walked further, I found more bodies." 8. Mid of villagers looking along river 9. SOUNDBITE: (Mandarin) vox pop, local resident, name unknown: "Yesterday a fisherman said there were two babies' bodies on the other side of the bank, and two in the reed marshes. There were four bodies." 10. Wide of river, fishermen in boat 11. Tilt up of riverbank to bridge 12. Close of baby's foot with hospital tag visible reading: "Baby's mother's name: (left blank)", Weight: (left blank), Height (left blank)" 13. Wide of traffic on bridge, pan to people searching alongside river 14. Mid of man digging 15. Mid of second man digging 16. Wide of people looking from bridge STORYLINE: Two mortuary workers have been detained in China after 21 babies' bodies were found floating in a river. The bodies were discovered washed ashore along a river in east China, and authorities suspected they were dumped there as "medical waste" by local hospitals, state media reported on Tuesday. An initial investigation showed that eight of the 21 babies wore identification tags on their feet tracing them back to a hospital in nearby Jining in Shandong province, according to the People's Daily Web site. The other 13 were unidentified. State media reported that three of the eight had originally been admitted to the hospital in a critical condition, but did not say when they were admitted. The reports did not give the number of girls or boys. Xinhua said the bodies of the 21 babies were cremated, though it was not clear whether they had all been identified. Hospital mortuary workers Zhu Zhenyu and Wang Zhijun were sacked and taken away by police, Xinhua said, citing Jining government spokesman Gong Zhenhua. The babies' families had paid the pair to dispose of the bodies, but they instead dumped them at the river. It was not clear whether Zhu and Wang dumped the bodies directly in the river or if they made an attempt to bury them. Three top hospital officials were sacked or suspended and the government ordered the Jining Municipal Health Bureau to make a public apology, Xinhua said. Video footage posted on the Web site of the Shandong Broadcasting Company, IQILU.com, showed the bodies of babies lying on the shore. The report said some babies were wrapped in plastic bags, at least one of which had "medical waste" written on it. One local resident said he thought the first body he came across was a toy, but then he spotted several others. "When I walked further, I found more bodies," he said. Some of dead babies shown in the video, ranging from newborns to several months old, wore hospital identification tags. People's Daily said all the bodies were babies, while the official Xinhua News Agency said several were foetuses. Zhong Haitao, a spokesman at the Jining Health Bureau, told Xinhua the bodies were recovered by local residents and firefighters on Monday after they were discovered under a bridge spanning the Guangfu River on the outskirts of Jining. Xinhua said the river is not one of the city's drinking water sources. An official from the information office of China's Health Ministry said she was not aware of the case, while telephone calls to the Jining Health Bureau and the Shandong Health Bureau rang unanswered Tuesday. 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APTN APEX 03-30-10 1435EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Argentina Maradona Tuesday, 30 March 2010 STORY:Argentina Maradona- REPLAY Argentina coach Maradona bitten on lip by dog LENGTH: 01:49 FIRST RUN: 1530 RESTRICTIONS: Part No Access Brazil TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/TV GLOBO STORY NUMBER: 641571 DATELINE: Buenos Aires - 30 March 2010/FILE LENGTH: 01:49 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY TV GLOBO - NO ACCESS BRAZIL SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Buenos Aires, Argentina - 30 March 2010 1. Various of exterior of hospital where Argentina coach Diego Maradona is being treated for dog bite, media AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Caracas, Venezuela - 28 January 2009 2. Maradona on football pitch showing off his skills with a football 3. Wide of Maradona embracing a boy, zoom in 4. Maradona kicking ball TV GLOBO - NO ACCESS BRAZIL FILE: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 22 December 2005 5. Various of Maradona entering field surrounded by body guards 6. Wide of Brazilian player Artur Antunes Coimbra Zico running to rescue Maradona from the media 7. Various of Maradona greeting other players 8. Maradona kneeling down and hugging Brazilian player Renato Gaucho 9. Various of Maradona playing 10. Maradona asking to be replaced FILE: Buenos Aires, Argentina - November 2006 11. Various of Maradona unveiling statue of himself STORYLINE Argentina football coach Diego Maradona underwent minor facial surgery on Tuesday after he was bitten by one of his pet dogs. The Argentine television station TN said Maradona had reconstructive surgery to repair an injury to his upper lip after he was bitten. He was expected to be discharged later on Tuesday from a clinic in the capital Buenos Aires. An official at Los Arcos clinic, who declined to be identified, said Maradona was in no danger and in good condition. Clinic officials said a news conference would be held later in the day. Argentine news reports said Maradona was playing with his Shar Pei when it bit him at his home in the Buenos Aries suburb of Ezeiza. Shar Pei are often used as a guard dog, though they are known to adjust well to family situations. Maradona, who led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup, will coach the Gauchos in the World Cup in South Africa. The team plays Canada on May 24 in Buenos Aries before leaving for its training headquarters in South Africa. Regarded as one of the world's greatest players, Maradona is revered in Argentina despite problems with drug addiction, scandals and lately the poor play of the team, which struggled to qualify for the World Cup despite some of the world's top players including Barcelona star Lionel Messi. Argentina plays in Group B in South Africa with Nigeria, Greece and South Korea. 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APTN APEX 03-30-10 1509EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Switz Cern 2 Tuesday, 30 March 2010 STORY:Switz Cern 2- WRAP Atom smasher sets collision record, collider LENGTH: 02:17 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: CERN VNR STORY NUMBER: 641572 DATELINE: Geneva - 30 March 2010/FILE LENGTH: 02:17 CERN VNR - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 30 March 2010) FILE: Date and Location Unknown 1. Various of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) as it was being built (FIRST RUN 1130 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 30 March 2010) Geneva - 30 March 2010 2. Various of scientists and researchers in LHC control room waiting for experiment to start 3. Mid of screen showing illustration of beam collision 4. Set up shot of Mike Lamont, LHC Machine Coordinator, in control room 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Mike Lamont, LHC (Large Hadron Collider) Machine Coordinator: "We've got both beams up at 3.5TeV (teraelectronvolt) and we've brought them into collision in each of the four experiments. So there's events happening now inside the experiments, and the next stage is... what we're doing now is bringing in the collimators, these blocks that come in very close to the beam and act to protect the experiments if anything goes wrong. So having done that, once they're in place, this will take us two or three minutes, we can go into stable beams and then the experiments can switch on the detectors fully and start taking data." 6. Various of people celebrating and applauding the moment of successful collision ++AUDIO AS INCOMING++ 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Guido Tonelli, CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) Spokesman: "We are just at the beginning. Clearly we have to do a lot of work, we have to understand our detector, to understand physics in this new region of energy. But if we are lucky, within a few months we will be really able to start a major adventure in modern physics." 8. Top shot pan of LHC control room STORYLINE The world's largest atom smasher set a record for high-energy collisions on Tuesday by crashing proton beams into each other at three times more force than ever before. In a milestone in the 10 (b) billion US dollar Large Hadron Collider (LHC)'s ambitious bid to reveal details about theoretical particles and micro-forces, scientists at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, or CERN, collided the beams and took measurements at a combined energy level of seven (t) trillion electron volts. The collisions herald a new era for researchers working on the machine in a 17-mile (27-kilometre) tunnel below the Swiss-French border at Geneva. In a control room, scientists erupted into spontaneous applause when the first successful collisions were confirmed. Their colleagues from around the world were tuning in by remote links to witness the new record, which surpasses the 2.36 TeV CERN recorded last year. "Clearly we have to do a lot of work, we have to understand our detector, to understand physics in this new region of energy. But if we are lucky, within a few months we will be really able to start a major adventure in modern physics," said Guido Tonelli, a spokesman for the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) detector at the LHC. Dubbed the world's largest scientific experiment, scientists hope the machine can approach on a tiny scale what happened in the first split seconds after the Big Bang, which they theorise was the creation of the universe some 14 (b) billion years ago. The extra energy is expected to reveal even more about the unanswered questions of particle physics, such as the existence of antimatter and the search for the Higgs boson, a hypothetical particle that scientists theorise gives mass to other particles and thus to other objects and creatures in the universe. Tuesday's initial attempts at collisions were unsuccessful because problems developed with the beams, said scientists working on the massive machine. That meant that the protons had to be "dumped" from the collider and new beams had to be injected. The atmosphere at CERN was tense considering the collider's launch with great fanfare on September 10, 2008. Nine days later, the project was sidetracked when a badly soldered electrical splice overheated, causing extensive damage to the massive magnets and other parts of the collider some 300 feet (100 metres) below the ground. It cost 40 (m) million US dollars to repair and improve the machine. Since its restart in November 2009, the collider has performed almost flawlessly and given scientists valuable data. It quickly eclipsed the next largest accelerator - the Tevatron at Fermilab near Chicago. Two beams of protons began 10 days ago to speed at high energy in opposite directions around the tunnel, the coldest known place in the universe, at a couple of degrees above absolute zero. CERN used powerful superconducting magnets to force the two beams to cross, creating collisions and showers of particles. When collisions become routine, the beams will be packed with hundreds of (b) billions of protons, but the particles are so tiny that few will collide at each crossing. The experiments will come over the objections of some people who fear they could eventually imperil Earth by creating micro black holes - subatomic versions of collapsed stars whose gravity is so strong they can suck in planets and other stars. CERN and many scientists dismiss any threat to Earth or people on it, saying that any such holes would be so weak that they would vanish almost instantly without causing any damage. 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 03-30-10 1509EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM -------------------
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AP-APTN-1830 North America Prime News -Final Monday, 3 May 2010 North America Prime News UN Nuclear 02:46 AP Clients Only REPLAY Sec-Gen opening comments, Iranian President Ahmedinejad US Merger 02:25 AP Clients Only REPLAY United Airlines and Continental announce merger Iraq Recount 4 03:37 AP Clients Only WRAP Vote recount, oil minister, UN rep sbites; Talabani, al-Maliki China Kim 01:16 See Script REPLAY Stills of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il in China; Video ++US Oil Spill 3 02:35 AP Clients Only NEW Latest on efforts to stop oil spewing into sea; dead turtles Greece Crisis 5 03:34 AP Clients Only WRAP Protests against govt; Papandreu, Tsipras; military protest Europe Press Freedom 03:04 Part No Access Kosovo REPLAY Memorial unveiled in Kosovo, protest in Paris on World Press Freedom day France Polanski 2 01:16 AP Clients Only REPLAY Polanski says US wants to serve him 'on a platter to media'; file FILE Redgrave 02:07 See Script REPLAY Actress Lynn Redgrave has died, her children have announced B-u-l-l-e-t-i-n begins at 1830 GMT. APEX 05-03-10 1456EDT -----------End of rundown----------- AP-APTN-1830: UN Nuclear Monday, 3 May 2010 STORY:UN Nuclear- REPLAY Sec-Gen opening comments, Iranian President Ahmedinejad LENGTH: 02:46 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Farsi/Natsound SOURCE: UNTV STORY NUMBER: 644574 DATELINE: New York, 3 May 2010 LENGTH: 02:46 UNTV - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of United Nations Secretary-General at podium 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General: (++PARTLY OVERLAID WITH MID OF IRANIAN PRESIDENT MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD++) "With respect to the Iranian nuclear programme, I call on Iran to fully comply with the Security Council resolutions and fully cooperate with the IAEA. I encourage Iran to accept the nuclear fuel supply proposal put forward by the agency. This would be an important confidence building measure." 3. Mid of Iranian delegation 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General: "There is also a need to ensure that the right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes does not have unintended consequences. It should be unacceptable for countries to use the treaty as a cover to develop nuclear weapons, only to withdraw afterwards." 5. Wide of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at podium 6. Iranian delegation 7. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President: "To start I would like to say a word about the statements by the Secretary-General. The Secretary-General said that Iran must accept the fuel exchange and that the ball is now in Iran's court. Well, I would like to tell you and inform him as well that we have accepted that from the start and I would like to announce once again that to us that is an accepted deal. Therefore we have now thrown the ball in the court of those who should accept our proposal and embark on cooperation with us." 8. United States delegation 9. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian President: ++PARTLY OVERLAID WITH MID OF RUSSIAN DELEGATION++ "The nuclear bomb is a fire against humanity rather than a weapon for defence. The possesion of nuclear bombs is not a source of pride. Its possesion is disgusting and shameful. Even more shameful is the threat to use such weapons, which if used have a scale of destruction that is incomparable to any crime committed throughout history." 10. Close-up of UK delegation walking out on Ahmadinejad speech 11. Close-up of United States delegation walking out on Ahmadinejad speech 12. Close-up of empty France delegation chair STORYLINE: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday rejected allegations his country is developing nuclear weapons, saying there was no credible proof to that effect. In the first day of a monthlong conference reviewing the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), the Iranian leader dismissed allegations that his country's uranium enrichment programme is designed to produce a bomb, prompting the US and other nations to call for sanctions. He referred to the new US Nuclear Posture Review's provision retaining an option to use US atomic arms against countries not in compliance with the non-proliferation pact, a charge Washington lays against Iran. As the Iranian president spoke, the US delegation, of working-level staff, walked out of the General Assembly hall. Ahmadinejad is the only head of state participating in the conference. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, opening the conference, directly challenged Tehran. "I encourage Iran to accept the nuclear fuel supply proposal put forward by the agency, this would be an important confidence building measure," he said, He called on the Tehran government "to fully comply with Security Council resolutions" demanding that it halt enrichment, which Washington and others contend is meant to produce the nuclear fuel for bombs in violation of Iran's NPT obligations. Ahmadinejad later bandied the demands of the Secretary-General by saying Iran had already agreed to the fuel programme. "I would like to tell you and inform him as well that we have accepted that from the start and I would like to announce once again that to us that is an accepted deal. Therefore we have now thrown the ball in the court of those who should accept our proposal and embark on cooperation with us," he said. Although Ahmadinejad's presence meant the first-day agenda was dominated by the Iran issue, it was only the beginning of a four-week diplomatic marathon meant to produce a consensus final document pointing toward ways to better achieve the NPT's goals of checking the spread of nuclear weapons, while working toward reducing and eventually eliminating them. The treaty is regarded as the world's single most important pact on nuclear arms, credited with preventing their proliferation to dozens of nations since it entered into force in 1970. It was a grand global bargain: Nations without nuclear weapons committed not to acquire them; those with them committed to move toward their elimination; and all endorsed everyone's right to develop peaceful nuclear energy. The 189 treaty members gather every five years to discuss new approaches to problems, by agreeing, for example, that the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN nuclear inspection agency, should be strengthened. 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APTN APEX 05-03-10 1429EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: US Merger Monday, 3 May 2010 STORY:US Merger- REPLAY United Airlines and Continental announce merger LENGTH: 02:25 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 644573 DATELINE: Various, 3 May 2010/File LENGTH: 02:25 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: FILE - date and location unknown 1. Mid of plane landing 2. Mid of United plane 3. Mid of Continental planes 4. Continental aircraft New York City - 3 May, 2010 5. Wide of United and Continental press conference 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Glenn Tilton, United Airlines CEO: "We have more opportunity together however than either one of us, as Jeff just said a moment ago, could realise independent of each other. As he said, this company is going to be able to serve our shareholders, our stakeholders, and our employees in ways that frankly neither Continental nor United could do if we weren't about to embark on this journey. But today the companies are ready for that journey." 7.Mid of photographers 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeff Smisek, Continental CEO: "The synergies that we have projected for the combined company have no airfare increases whatsoever in those synergies. We do not set prices. We didn't set prices in the market before this transaction. We won't set prices in the market after this transaction. We respond to customer demand. This is a brutally competitive industry. What we are doing today is making ourselves more competitive on a global scale." San Francisco, California - 30 April, 2010 9. Mid of man at a United ticket counter 10. Wide of United check-in 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Jim Goetz, Continental Passenger: "Well I hope bigger means better. I always felt that travellers with the airlines, I always felt like a second-class citizen. So if this merger is going to take place I hope it becomes more friendly for the passengers." 12. Tight of Continental Airlines sign 13. Mid of people at Continental check-in 14. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeff Fox, Continental Passenger: "Ultimately I make my decisions about who to fly with, about price. It is not so much to do with the name, but I'm hoping that this kind of thing actually will be cost saving in general and maybe result in lower prices actually." 15. Mid of people at Continental counter 16. Mid of United sign STORYLINE: United Airlines has agreed to buy Continental in a three (b) billion-plus dollar deal that would create the world's largest carrier. The new United would surpass Delta Air Lines in size, which should help it attract more high-fare business travellers. It will fly to 370 destinations in 59 countries. The companies insisted the deal is a merger of equals. But United shareholders will hold a majority stake, the airline will be based in United's hometown of Chicago and it will be called United. It would be run by current Continental CEO Jeffery Smisek, however. United CEO Glenn Tilton, a longtime advocate of consolidation in the airline industry, will be non-executive chairman for up to two years before Smisek adds the chairman title. The new parent company will be called United Continental Holdings Inc. and have about 29 (b) billion dollars in annual revenue based on 2009 results and 7.4 (b) billion dollars in unrestricted cash. The airlines said combining would save them one (b) billion dollars to 1.2 (b) billion dollars a year by 2013, including between 800 (m) million dollars and 900 (m) million dollars in new yearly revenue. The deal would create a giant with major hubs in key domestic markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and San Francisco and an international network stretching from Shanghai to South America. It will leave three big US airlines with major international routes - the new United, Delta and American Airlines, with US Airways a distant fourth. United is the third-largest US carrier by traffic, while Continental Airlines is No. 4. Shares of both companies rose in morning trading Monday. United parent UAL Corp. shares rose 39 cents, or 1.8 percent, to $21.99, while Continental shares rose 25 cents, or 1.1 percent, to 22.60 dollars. Wall Street has pushed consolidation as a way to let airlines raise fares by reducing the number of flights and seats. Antitrust regulators are likely to scrutinise the deal for its effect on fares, but Smisek and Tilton said even a larger United won't have power to boost prices because other carriers might undercut them. "The synergies that we have projected for the combined company have no airfare increases whatsoever," Smisek said. Two years ago, Continental walked away from a deal with United at the last moment. Smisek said in an interview that times had changed since 2008, when both airlines were low on cash and facing record fuel costs. Continental shareholders will get 1.05 UAL shares in exchange for each Continental share. The two carriers are similar in size. As of Friday's closing stock prices, UAL's had a stock market value of 3.6 (b) billion dollars, while Continental's was 3.1 (b) billion dollars. The companies expect to close the deal in the fourth quarter, with approval needed from shareholders and regulators. The deal came together in just three weeks after reports surfaced that United was in discussions with US Airways, the nation's No. 6 airline. Labour issues have often been messy in airline consolidation. Smisek and Tilton said they had briefed their unions on the deal. Both companies said their boards had approved the transaction unanimously, which would include a labour representative on the UAL board. Pilots at both airlines are represented by the Air Line Pilots Association. People briefed on the negotiations said the two groups have not started negotiations on a joint contract. The machinists' union, which represents 16,000 workers at United and more than 10,000 Continental employees, said it was concerned about the impact of the deal on pensions, benefits and job security. Both United and Continental have been losing money first due to higher fuel costs, then a recession. Last year, UAL lost 651 (m) million US dollars, while Continental lost 282 (m) million. Revenue plunged 19.1 percent at UAL and 17.4 percent at Continental. They have eliminated flights to meet the new, lower demand - United cut capacity 7.4 percent last year, and Continental shrank 5.2 percent. 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APTN APEX 05-03-10 1430EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Iraq Recount 4 Monday, 3 May 2010 STORY:Iraq Recount 4- WRAP Vote recount, oil minister, UN rep sbites; Talabani, al-Maliki LENGTH: 03:37 FIRST RUN: 1530 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Arabic/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/Agency Pool STORY NUMBER: 644571 DATELINE: Baghdad - 3 May 2010 LENGTH: 03:37 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY AGENCY POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST (FIRST RUN 1430 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 3 MAY 2010) AGENCY POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY 1. Employees of Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) recounting votes 2. Various of recount 3. Close-up of ballot box ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1530 NEWS UPDATE - 3 MAY 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY 4. Various of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani meeting Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki 5. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Nouri al-Maliki, Prime Minister: "God willing, the meeting was fruitful as it will help solve all problems and hardships facing the political process. It (the meeting) is a step on the path of accelerating the formation of the next government." 6. Mid of al-Maliki and Talabani (FIRST RUN 1430 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 3 MAY 2010) AGENCY POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY 7. Wide of State of Law (Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's coalition) official and Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani at news conference 8. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Hussain al-Shahristani, State of Law official and Iraqi Oil Minister: "We do not believe what is going on today is accurate work and the IHEC has not complied with the decision of the review panel. So the State of Law has submitted a new complaint to the electoral review panel this morning, showing that the IHEC is insisting on not letting the results reflect the Iraqi voters' will on March 7." 9. Various of recount 10. Wide of news conference 11. SOUNDBITE (English, simultaneously translated into Arabic) Ad Melkert, UN representative in Iraq: "It is an important moment in the election process in Iraq. The recount has started this morning and it has been set up in a very professional way and it is yet another reassurance to the Iraqi voters that their vote will be respected and therefore it is also important that those that have issued complaints now find a way through the recount to see whether these complaints are justified." 12. Cutaway of journalists 13. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Faraj al-Haidari, IHEC chief: "The electoral commission's measures are according to the decision of the review panel. The decision of the review panel stressed the necessity of conducting the recount in the polling stations in which votes were discarded and not only in the disputed stations but all over Baghdad." 14. Various of news conference STORYLINE Iraqi election officials have argued publicly with supporters of the prime minister who demanded a halt to a partial recount of votes just as the process got under way. The recount of 2.5 (m) million votes cast March 7 in the capital Baghdad was ordered at the request of Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who narrowly lost to former prime minister Ayad Allawi with heavy Sunni support. It has further delayed the formation of a government. Al-Maliki demanded recounts in five provinces and got one in Baghdad, which started Monday morning. But about an hour after it began, representatives of the prime minister's State of Law coalition arrived at the Rasheed Hotel in the walled-off Green Zone where the recount was in progress and demanded publicly at a news conference that it be halted. The coalition complained the commission wasn't conducting the recount properly by not reopening voter records and checking voter signatures against ballots. State of Law official and Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani also charged that election commission officials had manipulated the votes and demanded they be held accountable. Election officials dismissed the charge, and the recount continued uninterrupted after the argument. Election commission chief Faraj al-Haidari and al-Shahristani raised their voices and wagged fingers at each other as journalists crowded around. State TV cut their live transmission of the event but the spat continued off-camera just a few yards from where the recount was taking place, with bodyguards trying to keep journalists away from the officials. No party won a clear parliamentary majority in the election, and more than a month of haggling among political factions has not produced any clear indication of how a ruling coalition might look. Al-Maliki has vociferously challenged the results which gave him 89 of 325 seats in parliament, trailing close behind Allawi's bloc with 91 seats. On Monday, al-Maliki held talks with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani in Baghdad. "It (the meeting) is a step on the path of accelerating the formation of the next government," al-Maliki told reporters after the meeting. If the recount alters the results, it could infuriate Iraq's once-dominant Sunni Arab minority, which is already wary of al-Maliki's Shiite-led government and what they see as efforts to steal the election. The United Nations, the US Embassy, and the Arab League as well as Iraqi election officials have all declared the election free of systematic fraud. The United Nations representative in Iraq, Ad Melkert, called the recount process professional and urged people to be patient while it is carried out. 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APTN APEX 05-03-10 1430EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: China Kim Monday, 3 May 2010 STORY:China Kim- REPLAY Stills of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il in China; Video LENGTH: 01:16 FIRST RUN: 1230 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: Various STORY NUMBER: 644552 DATELINE: Dalian - 3 May 2010 LENGTH: 01:16 NHK - NO ACCESS JAPAN, NO ACCESS INTERNET - MUST SHOW "NHK" LOGO - CLIENTS MUST USE THE VIDEO AS IT IS - NO MODIFICATION OF VIDEO ALLOWED (NO ENLARGEMENT, NO SCALING OUT, NO CHANGE OF SPEED) AP PHOTOS - NO ACCESS CANADA/FOR BROADCAST USE ONLY - STRICTLY NO ACCESS ONLINE OR MOBILE - NO ACCESS JAPAN SHOTLIST ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1230 NEWS UPDATE, MAY 03, 2010) NHK - NO ACCESS JAPAN, NO ACCESS INTERNET - MUST SHOW "NHK" LOGO - CLIENTS MUST USE THE VIDEO AS IT IS - NO MODIFICATION OF VIDEO ALLOWED (NO ENLARGEMENT, NO SCALING OUT, NO CHANGE OF SPEED) 1. Security and officials outside hotel 2. North Korean leader Kim Jong Il (wearing sunglasses) getting into car outside hotel - video filmed through window 3. Slow motion replay of Kim getting into car (FIRST RUN 1130 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS, MAY 03 2010) AP PHOTO/KYODO NEWS - NO ACCESS CANADA/FOR BROADCAST USE ONLY - STRICTLY NO ACCESS ONLINE OR MOBILE - NO ACCESS JAPAN - MANDATORY ON SCREEN CREDIT "KYODO NEWS" 4. STILL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il wearing sunglasses (++Same location as shots 1-3) 5. STILL - Wide of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il with Chinese guard saluting in the background 6. STILL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il getting into car 7. STILL - Close-up of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il getting into car STORYLINE: Reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong Il visited neighbouring China on Monday, reportedly arriving by a luxury 17-car train reports said. Japan's NHK filmed Kim getting into a car at a hotel in the northern port city of Dalian, the broadcaster reported. Earlier in the day, Kim's special armoured train arrived to a phalanx of soldiers and police in the Chinese border town of Dandong, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said. Kim is known to shun air travel. It is his first journey abroad in years as his regime faces a worsening economy and speculation it may have torpedoed a South Korean warship. Kim met local Dandong leaders before moving on, the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy said in a release, citing sources in the border town who claimed they saw the North Korean leader. The train then headed to Dalian, the Yonhap news agency said. A convoy of 15 limousines was seen arriving at the city's five-star Furama Hotel, the report said, citing unidentified sources in Dandong and Beijing. Kyodo News agency, citing unidentified sources knowledgeable about China-North Korea relations, also said Kim and his party were seen at the hotel. A switchboard operator at the hotel, where the presidential suite runs more than 2,100 dollars a night, told The Associated Press that security had been tightened but she would not say whether Kim was expected. Kim's visit comes at an awkward time for Beijing. The Chinese leadership has been trying to get Kim to agree to return to six-nation nuclear disarmament talks stalled now for a year, and believed that it had won the North Korean dictator's assent last October. Since then, however, prospects for negotiations have dimmed. Pyongyang has been unwilling to comply with requests from the US to resume the talks, and tensions have risen between North Korea and South Korea, partly over the mysterious ship sinking in late March in which 46 sailors were killed. Rumours of a Kim trip, the first since one to China in 2006 and since the 68-year-old leader reportedly suffered a stroke in 2008, have circulated for months since Chinese President Hu Jintao invited the notoriously reclusive leader for a visit to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the allies. 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 05-03-10 1430EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: ++US Oil Spill 3 Monday, 3 May 2010 STORY:++US Oil Spill 3- NEW Latest on efforts to stop oil spewing into sea; dead turtles LENGTH: 02:35 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 644572 DATELINE: Various, 2-3 May 2010 LENGTH: 02:35 ++CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO EVIDENCE AVAILABLE TO CONFIRM THAT THESE TURTLES DIED FROM THE OIL SPILL++ AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: Gulfport, Mississippi, 2 March 2010 ++CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO EVIDENCE AVAILABLE TO CONFIRM THAT THESE TURTLES DIED FROM THE OIL SPILL++ 1. Various of dead turtles on beach 2. Various of Institute for Marine Mammal Studies officials placing turtle carcass in bag Pass Christian, Mississippi, 3 March 2010 ++CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO EVIDENCE AVAILABLE TO CONFIRM THAT THESE TURTLES DIED FROM THE OIL SPILL++ 3. Wide of Institute for Marine Mammal official taking photos of dead turtle 4. Various of dead turtle 5. Turtle being placed in bag Longbeach, Mississippi, 3 March 2010 ++CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO EVIDENCE AVAILABLE TO CONFIRM THAT THESE TURTLES DIED FROM THE OIL SPILL++ 6. WIde of dead turtle 7. Close-up dead turtle Gulfport,Mississippi, 3 March 2010 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gus Harris, Owner of Cajun Crawfish Restaurant: "Well, we don't know how bad it's going to be and whatever impact it has on us, financially it's going to hurt us. Even if we are able to prepare shrimp or oysters elsewhere, the prices are going to go up and that's going to mean customers are going to come less often. Things are tight enough as it is, fuel prices are already high. How much money they have to eat out with, this is an area where we depend on the Gulf." Longbeach, Mississippi, 3 March 2010 9. Various of US Environmental Services workers cleaning oil off beach 10. Wide of workers on beach 11. Various of bags full of oil being loaded onto US Environmental Services truck, truck drives away STORYLINE: BP PLC said on Monday it will pay for all the cleanup costs from a ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico that could continue spewing crude for at least another week. The announcement came as officials with the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies continued to find dead turtles on Mississippi beaches on Monday. They were taken away for examination to determine whether oil was a factor in their deaths. Necropsies have been completed on five of the 25 dead sea turtles that have been found in the past few days along Mississippi beaches with no evidence of oil found, said Brian Gorman of the National Marine Fisheries Service, which is overseeing the procedures being done in Gulfport. At least six of the 25 turtles are the endangered Kemp's Ridley, which breed nowhere else in the world but on beaches in Mexico and southern Texas, and are considered among the most imperiled turtle species. The oil spill has rattled fishermen as well as business-owners along the Mississippi Delta. On Sunday, fishermen from the mouth of the Mississippi River to the Florida Panhandle got the news that more than 6,800 square miles of federal fishing areas were closed, fracturing their livelihood for at least 10 days and likely more as the prime spring season was kicking in. "We don't know how bad it's going and whatever it impact it has on us, financially it's going to hurt us," Gus Harris, the owner of Cajun Crawfish Restaurant, said In Gulfport, Mississippi. Meanwhile, workers shovelled oil into large trash bags on Longbeach, Mississippi. BP posted a fact sheet on its website saying it took responsibility for the response to the Deepwater Horizon spill and would pay compensation for legitimate claims for property damage, personal injury and commercial losses. BP's CEP said chemical dispersants put into the sea seem to be having a significant impact in keeping oil from flowing to the surface, though he did not elaborate. The update on the dispersants came as BP was preparing a system never tried nearly a mile (1.6 kilometres) under water to siphon away the geyser of crude from a blown-out well. However, the plan to lower 74-ton, concrete-and-metal boxes being built to capture the oil and siphon it to a barge waiting at the surface will need at least another six to eight days to get it in place. That could spill at least another (m) million gallons (3.8 million litres) into the Gulf, on top of the roughly 2.6 (m) million gallons (9.8 million litres) already estimated to have spilled since the April 20 blast. Those numbers are based on the Coast Guard's estimates that 200-thousand gallons (757,060 litres) a day are spilling out, though officials have cautioned it's impossible to know exactly how much is leaking. By comparison, the tanker Exxon Valdez spilled 11 (m) million gallons (42 million litres) off the Alaska coast in 1989. Officials also were trying to cap one of three leaks to make it easier to place the first box on the sea floor. Crews continued to lay boom to try to keep the spill from reaching the shore, though choppy seas have made that difficult and rendered much of the oil-corralling gear useless. 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APTN APEX 05-03-10 1610EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Greece Crisis 5 Monday, 3 May 2010 STORY:Greece Crisis 5- WRAP Protests against govt; Papandreu, Tsipras; military protest LENGTH: 03:34 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Greek/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 644569 DATELINE: Athens - 3 May 2010 LENGTH: 03:34 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1630 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS, MAY 03 2010) 1. Various of military personnel marching through historic Plaka district 2. Close-up of military decoration on officer's shoulder 3. Military personnel 4. Pan of protesting military personnel 5. Air Force officers 6. Military with Greek flag 7. SOUNDBITE (Greek) Anastassios Vytinidis, naval officer "There is great indignation and something must be done. The Greek military personnel are reaching their limits." (FIRST RUN 1230 NEWS UPDATE - 3 MAY 2010) 8. Various of garbage trucks being driven through streets by striking garbage workers 9. Wide of striking municipal workers, including garbage workers 10. Close-up of worker in orange vest, chanting 11. Wide of marching demonstrators 12. SOUNDBITE (Greek) Andreas, last name not given, striker: "The strike will last indefinitely, until they take the measures back." 13. SOUNDBITE (Greek) Katerina, last name not given, worker for the municipality of Athens: "They deceived us. They didn't tell us all this from the start. George (Papandreou) was telling us he would do one thing and he did another. He sold us out." 14. Wide of Parliament with garbage truck passing in front of it 15. Close-up of riot police (FIRST RUN 1330 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 3 MAY 2010) 16. Papandreou leaving presidential palace 17. SOUNDBITE (Greek) George Papandreou, Prime Minister: ++SOUNDBITE ENDS ON PAPANDREOU LEAVING NEWS CONFERENCE++ "We will make a new beginning, a Greece that is more just, that is transparent, a Greece that is more humane, a Greece of development, competitive, a Greece of which we could all be proud. It is in our hands to make this crisis an opportunity." 18. Left Coalition party leader Alexis Tsipras crossing street and entering grounds of presidential palace 19. SOUDNBITE (Greek) Alexis Tsipras, Left Coalition party leader: "We presented our recommendation for the need to have a democratic way out and for the people of Greece to select their future; our recommendation is for a referendum on these measures. We deem there is an alternative route, there is an alternate perspective." 20. Various of people demonstrating and holding protest banner, being stopped by police next to presidential palace STORYLINE: Members of Greece's military marched through Athens on Monday in a show of protest against the austerity measures announced by the government. Greece announced more austerity measures on Sunday worth 40 (b) billion dollars through 2012 - including public service and pension pay cuts, higher taxes and a more streamlined government. The measures are expected to exacerbate its recession, but a massive rescue plan announced at the weekend will include 13.3 (b) billion dollars for a "stabilisation fund" to support Greek banks. Garbage workers also demonstrated, driving their trucks through the streets of the Greek capital. About 1,000 garbage collectors and other striking municipal workers marched to the Greek parliament chanting "trash for parliament, not the landfill!" "They deceived us. They didn't tell us all this from the start. George (Papandreou) was telling us he would do one thing and he did another. He sold us out," said one municipal worker. A number of demonstrations against Greece's austerity measures have been taking place over the weekend. The tough measures enabled the country to secure the loans from the European Union (EU) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Unions have protested sharply, but Prime Minister George Papandreou insists the new measures are vital for Greece's financial survival. "It is in our hands to make this crisis an opportunity," Papandreou said on Monday after meeting with the country's president, Karolos Papoulias. Left Coalition party leader Alexis Tsipras also met with Papoulias and later called for a referendum on the measures. "We deem there is an alternative route, there is an alternate perspective," Tsipras told reporters. Greek labour unions and opposition parties reacted angrily to the new austerity package, accusing the government of breaking a pledge not to impose any further cuts after previous measures were announced in March. Unions are planning a general strike on Wednesday. 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 05-03-10 1430EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Europe Press Freedom Monday, 3 May 2010 STORY:Europe Press Freedom- REPLAY Memorial unveiled in Kosovo, protest in Paris on World Press Freedom day LENGTH: 03:04 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: Part No Access Kosovo TYPE: Albanian/French/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/RTK STORY NUMBER: 644555 DATELINE: Various, 3 May 2010 LENGTH: 03:04 RTK - NO ACCESS KOSOVO AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST RTK - NO ACCESS KOSOVO Vitina, Kosovo 1. Pan of guests seated for unveiling of memorial 2. Guests at memorial 3. John Lawton (closest to camera), father of journalist Kerem Lawton, who was killed in Kosovo in 2001 while working for Associated Press Television News 4. SOUNDBITE (Albanian) Shyqri Halabaku, President of Kerem Lawton Journalist's Club: "Today's unveiling of this monument on behalf of the Kerem Lawton Journalist's Club is a memorial that symbolises not only the enormous sacrifice but also the tireless work of journalists around the world." 5. Close-up of guest 6. Unveiling of memorial 7. Plaque with photo of Kerem Lawton 8. Inscription on memorial 9. Model camera hanging from memorial 10. Dignitaries including John Lawton and director of AP television's international news operations in London, Sandy MacIntyre, standing by memorial 11. Wide of people at unveiling AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Paris, France 12. Wide of Reporters Sans Frontieres (Reporters Without Borders) activists outside Iranian embassy 13. Emassay sign 14. Various of Reporters Without Borders activists throwing balls made out of newspapers into the courtyard of the Iranian embassy 15. SOUNDBITE (English) Reza, Iranian photographer working in Paris: "This is one of the darkets times of our history in Iran, the darkest time because we are under a military coup, and not only the journalists but the whole nation is under this military coup. Iraq has become the biggest prison in the world, in a prison that has where there's no law, a lawless prison even." 16. Balls made out of newspapers in courtyard of the Iranian embassy 17. Various of activists chanting 18. SOUNDBITE (French) Jean-Francois Juillard, head of Reporters without Borders: "We have chosen Iran because it is one of the worst countries for press freedom in the world, it is one of the biggest prisons for journalists in the world, it is the country where the biggest number of journalists have fled because they were threatened to death, threatened of arrest. In the last months, since the controversial elections of June 12th 2009, there is a wave of repression on Iranian journalists as never before. Today it is absolutely impossible to do the job of a journalist in Iran." 19. Activists chanting outside embassy STORYLINE Kosovo marked World Press Freedom Day on Monday with the unveiling of a memorial dedicated to Kerem Lawton, a producer for Associated Press Television News, killed in Kosovo in 2001. Lawton died when a mortar shell slammed into his vehicle as he was covering border fighting between ethnic Albanian rebels and Macedonian government forces. Both the Macedonian army and the rebel National Liberation Army denied responsibility for the attack and a subsequent NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) investigation failed to determine who was responsible. "Today's unveiling ? symbolises not only the enormous sacrifice but also the tireless work of journalists around the world," said Shyqri Halabaku, president of the Kerem Lawton Journalist's Club, that initiated the project in the municipality of Vitina, an area bordering Macedonia. The unveiling was attended by Lawton's father, John and Sandy MacIntyre, director of AP television's international news operations in London. Over 1,500 journalists have died while covering stories in the last 14 years, according to International News Safety Institute (INSI) a group of news organisations, journalists and individuals committed to improving safety for media staff working in dangerous environments. Forty-two journalists have been killed during 2010 alone, according to an April 28 INSI press release. At least 27 of those deaths were confirmed to be connected with the victims' work as journalists, the press release said. Most of the journalists were killed while covering corruption, crime and unrest in their home countries, INSI said on its website (www.newssafety.org). Most of the cases remain unresolved. Meanwhile, in Paris, a group of activists from Reporters Sans Frontieres (Reporters Without Borders) marked World Press Day by throwing balls made of newspapers into the courtyard of the Iranian embassy. RSF on Monday released a list of what it claimed were the world's 40 worst "predators of the press". The list - made up of politicians, government officials, religious leaders, militias and criminal organisations - included Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. 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APTN APEX 05-03-10 1430EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: France Polanski 2 Monday, 3 May 2010 STORY:France Polanski 2- REPLAY Polanski says US wants to serve him 'on a platter to media'; file LENGTH: 01:16 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: French/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 644580 DATELINE: Paris, Cannes, 3 May 2010/FILE LENGTH: 01:16 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: (FIRST RUN 1530 NEWS UPDATE, MAY 03 2010) Paris - 3 May 2010 1. Wide of French newspapers with Polanski headlines 2. Pan of newspapers 3. Mid of Liberation's articles quoting Polanski "I ask to be treated as anyone else" 4. Close up of Figaro's articles 5. SOUNDBITE (French) Bernard Henri Levy, French philosopher who published Polanski's text: "He believed in the fairness of justice. He let his lawyers work and in the dead end, where he is now, this text is a cry of rage." 6. Zoom in on newspapers ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS, MAY 03 2010) FILE - Cannes, 25 May 2005 7. Various of film director Roman Polanski on red carpet, being photographed FILE - Paris, 28 February 2008 8. Film director Roman Polanski talking to reporter STORYLINE: Filmmaker Roman Polanski, breaking a months-long silence, said on Sunday that the US is demanding his extradition from Switzerland on a 33-year-old sex case largely to serve him "on a platter to the media." Polanski, who is under house arrest in his Alpine Swiss chalet, laid out his case against extradition on an online magazine run by one of his staunchest supporters, French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy. On Sunday Levy said "in the dead end where he is now, this text is a cry of rage." One of Polanski's complaints is that Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, "who is handling this case and has requested (the) extradition, is himself campaigning for election and needs media publicity." Cooley is running for California attorney general. Swiss authorities are trying to decide whether to extradite Polanski to Los Angeles for having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl. Polanski was arrested seven months ago as he arrived in Zurich to receive a lifetime achievement award at a film festival. The Oscar-winning director of "Rosemary's Baby," "Chinatown" and "The Pianist" was put behind bars for more than two months before being transferred on 4.5 (m) million US dollar bail to house arrest in the luxury resort of Gstaad. Polanski wrote in the online magazine, La Regle du Jeu, that he had mortgaged his apartment to pay the bail. Three decades ago, Polanski was accused of plying his victim with champagne and part of a Quaalude pill, a sedative, during a modelling shoot and raping her. He was initially indicted on six felony counts, including rape by use of drugs, child molesting and sodomy. He later pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful sexual intercourse. What happened after that is a subject of dispute. The defence says the now deceased judge, Laurence J. Rittenband, had agreed in meetings with lawyers to sentence Polanski to a 90-day diagnostic study and nothing more. But the judge later changed his mind and summoned Polanski for further sentencing - at which time he fled to his native France, lawyers said. Polanski claimed the judge "betrayed" him and wanted "to gain himself some publicity at my expense." He said the request for his extradition is "founded on a lie." Polanski said retired Deputy District Attorney Roger Gunson, who worked on the case three decades ago, has confirmed his take on events under oath. The director's lawyers have argued that unsealing transcripts of Gunson's secret testimony would show the extradition request is based on false and incomplete statements by the Los Angeles district attorney's office. Polanski added: "I can no longer remain silent because the United States continues to demand my extradition more to serve me on a platter to the media of the world than to pronounce a judgment concerning which an agreement was reached 33 years ago." The filmmaker has kept largely silent under house arrest. In December, he released a message thanking his supporters for their letters. 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APTN APEX 05-03-10 1430EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: FILE Redgrave Monday, 3 May 2010 STORY:FILE Redgrave- REPLAY Actress Lynn Redgrave has died, her children have announced LENGTH: 02:07 FIRST RUN: 1730 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: English/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/AP PHOTOS STORY NUMBER: 644581 DATELINE: FILE LENGTH: 02:07 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY AP PHOTOS - NO ACCESS CANADA/FOR BROADCAST USE ONLY - STRICTLY NO ACCESS ONLINE OR MOBILE SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Beverly Hills, California, 8 March 1999 1. Pull out from close-up of actress Lynn Redgrave AP PHOTOS - NO ACCESS CANADA/FOR BROADCAST USE ONLY - STRICTLY NO ACCESS ONLINE OR MOBILE FILE: New York, 11 November 1976 2. STILL: Actress Lynn Redgrave at Sardi's restaurant AP PHOTOS - NO ACCESS CANADA/FOR BROADCAST USE ONLY - STRICTLY NO ACCESS ONLINE OR MOBILE FILE: Los Angeles, 31 August 1981 3. STILL: Actress Lynn Redgrave holds her 6-week-old daughter Annabel during a press conference AP PHOTOS - NO ACCESS CANADA/FOR BROADCAST USE ONLY - STRICTLY NO ACCESS ONLINE OR MOBILE FILE: New York, 27 December 1989 4. STILL: Lynn Redgrave and her husband, director-actor John Clark AP PHOTOS - NO ACCESS CANADA/FOR BROADCAST USE ONLY - STRICTLY NO ACCESS ONLINE OR MOBILE FILE: Los Angeles, March 1989 5. STILL: Actress Lynn Redgrave is shown with her daughter Annabel AP PHOTOS - NO ACCESS CANADA/FOR BROADCAST USE ONLY - STRICTLY NO ACCESS ONLINE OR MOBILE FILE: New York, 11 June 2007 6. STILL: Actresses Lynn Redgrave, left, and Vanessa Redgrave arrive at the premiere of "Evening" AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: London, 9th December 2003 7. Lynn Redgrave speaking to reporter AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Los Angeles, 13 March 1997 8. Lynn Redgrave arriving and speaking to reporter AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: New York, 27 January 1999 9. Lynn Redgrave arriving 10. Wide of Lynn Redgrave speaking to reporter 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Lynn Redgrave, actress: "It feels awfully good. I'm still floating a little bit. I haven't quite come down. I'm working on a film here and my colleagues on 'The Simian Line,' William Hurt and Harry Connick Jr. and the entire crew are still treating me with this wonderful sort of royalty thing, you know. They call me to the set by calling for a Golden Globe winner, not Miss Redgrave or Lynn, it's 'could the Golden Globe winner please come to the set if she wouldn't mind,' you know, things like that. So I'm really loving it." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Hollywood, California, 16 November 1999 12. Lynn Redgrave speaking to reporter 13. Wide of Lynn Redgrave posing for photographers STORYLINE: Lynn Redgrave, an introspective and independent player in her family's acting dynasty who became a 1960s sensation as the unconventional title character of "Georgy Girl" and later dramatised her troubled past in such one-woman stage performances as "Shakespeare for My Father" and "Nightingale," has died. She was 67. Her publicist Rick Miramontez, speaking on behalf of her children, said Redgrave died peacefully Sunday night at her home in Connecticut. Children Ben, Pema and Annabel were with her, as were close friends. "Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven year journey with breast cancer," Redgrave's children said in a statement on Monday. "She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives. Our entire family asks for privacy through this difficult time." Redgrave was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2002, had a mastectomy in January 2003 and underwent chemotherapy. The British actress' death comes a year after her niece Natasha Richardson died from head injuries sustained in a skiing accident and just a month after the death of her older brother, Corin Redgrave. The youngest child of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, Lynn Redgrave never quite managed the acclaim - or notoriety - of elder sibling Vanessa Redgrave, but received Oscar nominations for "Georgy Girl" and "Gods and Monsters," and Tony nominations for "Mrs. Warren's Profession," "Shakespeare for My Father" and "The Constant Wife." In recent years, she also made appearances on TV in "Ugly Betty," "Law & Order" and "Desperate Housewives." In theatre, the ruby-haired Redgrave often displayed a sunny, sweet and open personality, much like her ebullient offstage personality. It worked well in such shows as "Black Comedy" - her Broadway debut in 1972 - and again two years later in "My Fat Friend," a comedy about an overweight young woman who sheds pounds to find romance. Tall and blue-eyed like her sister, she was as open about her personal life as Vanessa has been about politics. In plays and in interviews, Lynn Redgrave confided about her family, her marriage and her health. She acknowledged that she suffered from bulimia and served as a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers. With daughter Annabel Clark, she released a 2004 book about her fight with cancer, "Journal: A Mother and Daughter's Recovery From Breast Cancer." Redgrave was born in London in 1943 and despite self-doubts pursued the family trade. She studied at London's Central School of Speech and Drama, and was not yet 20 when she debuted professionally on stage in a London production of "A Midsummer's Night Dream." Like her siblings, she appeared in plays and in films, working under Noel Coward and Laurence Olivier as a member of the National Theatre and under director/brother-in-law Tony Richardson in the 1963 screen hit "Tom Jones." True fame caught her with "Georgy Girl," billed as "the wildest thing to hit the world since the miniskirt." The 1966 film starred Redgrave as the plain, childlike Londoner pursued by her father's middle-aged boss, played by James Mason. 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AP-APTN-1830 North America Prime News -Final Sunday, 3 January 2010 North America Prime News Yemen US 2 01:51 Part No Access Yemen WRAP US embassy in Yemen closes over al-Qaida threats, Petraeus ++US Yemen 03:25 See Script NEW Talkshows comment on closure of US embassy in Yemen UK Brown 02:08 See Script REPLAY UK, US intensify efforts to tackle threat from Islamist groups in Yemen Jordan Protest 01:08 AP Clients Only REPLAY Protest at Egyptian embassy against Gaza blockade Lebanon Protest 01:14 AP Clients Only REPLAY Clerics stage sit-in to protest building of steel wall around Gaza Mideast Torture 03:13 AP Clients Only REPLAY Hamas inmates say torture ends in West Bank jails Afghan Cabinet 2 02:54 AP Clients Only WRAP Reax to rejection of Afghan cabinet,Abdullah, UN, vox pop Iran Opposition 01:44 NO ACCESS IRAN/BBC PERSIAN TV/VOA PERSIAN TV REPLAY Iran's judiciary chief and interior minister on opposition Turkey Train 00:32 No Access Turkey/ROJ TV REPLAY Two trains collide in northwestern Turkey, 1 dead, 7 injured Germany Plane 01:58 No Access Germany REPLAY Air Berlin plane comes off runway, no injuries ++UAE Building 03:14 AP Clients Only NEW Preview of opening of world's tallest building B-u-l-l-e-t-i-n begins at 1830 GMT. APEX 01-03-10 1356EST -----------End of rundown----------- AP-APTN-1830: Yemen US 2 Sunday, 3 January 2010 STORY:Yemen US 2- WRAP US embassy in Yemen closes over al-Qaida threats, Petraeus LENGTH: 01:51 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: Part No Access Yemen TYPE: Natsound/Part Mute SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/YEMEN TV STORY NUMBER: 632115 DATELINE: San'a - 2/3 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 01:51 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY YEMEN TV - NO ACCESS YEMEN ++AUDIO AND VIDEO QUALITY AS INCOMING++ ++PART MUTE++ SHOTLIST: (FIRST RUN 1230 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 3 JANUARY 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY 3 January 2010 1. Wide of U.S. embassy with road block 2. Mid of road block 3. Yemeni army soldier in foreground, U.S. flag flying from embassy building in background 4. Mid of U.S. flag 5. Wide of U.S. flag on embassy building 6. Various of newspapers front pages covering U.S. General David Petraeus' visit to San'a 7. Man reading newspaper at kiosk 8. Close up of newspaper (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 3 JANUARY 2010) YEMEN TV - NO ACCESS YEMEN 2 January 2010 ++MUTE++ 9. Wide of meeting between U.S. General David Petraeus, who oversees the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and U.S. officials and Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and Yemeni officials 10. Mid of Saleh 11. Mid of Petraeus 12. Saleh and Petraeus during meeting 13. Various of U.S. officials at meeting 14. More of Saleh and Petraeus during meeting 15. U.S. officials 16. Saleh 17. Various Yemeni officials 18. Wide of meeting STORYLINE: The United Sates and Britain closed their embassies in Yemen on Sunday, citing ongoing threats by the al-Qaida group that has been linked to the failed attempt to bomb a Detroit-bound U.S. airliner on Christmas Day. The confrontation with al-Qaida's offshoot in Yemen has gained new urgency since the 23-year-old Nigerian accused in the attack, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, told U.S. investigators he received training and instructions from the group's operatives in Yemen. U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday that the al-Qaida offshoot was behind the attempt. White House counterterrorism chief John Brennan said the American Embassy, which was attacked twice in 2008, was shut Sunday because of "indications al-Qaida is planning to carry out an attack against a target inside of San'a, possibly our embassy." A statement on the embassy's Web site announcing the closure did not say how long it would remain closed. In London, Britain's Foreign Office said its embassy was closed for security reasons. It said officials would decide later whether to reopen it on Monday. The closure comes as Washington is dramatically stepping up aid to Yemen to fight al-Qaida, which has built up strongholds in remote parts of the impoverished, mountainous nation where government control outside the capital is weak. Over the weekend, General David Petraeus, the U.S. general who oversees the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, announced that Washington this year will more than double the 67 (m) million US dollars in counterterrorism aid that it provided Yemen in 2009. On Saturday, Petraeus met with Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in San'a to discuss coordination in the fight against al-Qaida. Britain announced Sunday that Washington and London will fund a counterterrorism police unit in Yemen. Britain will also host a high-level international conference on January 28 to come up with an international strategy to counter radicalisation in Yemen. The U.S. also provided intelligence and other help to back two Yemeni air and ground assaults on al-Qaida hide-outs last month, reported to have killed more than 60 people. Yemeni authorities said more than 30 suspected militants were among the dead. Al-Qaida fighters have dramatically increased their presence in Yemen over the past year, taking advantage of the San'a government's weak control over much of the country. Tribes hold sway over large areas, and many of them are discontented with the central government and have given refuge to al-Qaida fighters, both Yemenis and other Arabs coming from Saudi Arabia or war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yemen, the ancestral homeland of Osama bin Laden, was the scene of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, and in the years after the September 11, 2001, attacks in the United States, the Yemeni government worked with Washington to crack down on al-Qaida figures on its soil. But the militant group has rallied, announcing in January 2009 the creation of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, grouping fighters from Yemen and neighbouring Saudi Arabia. The Yemeni government, meanwhile, has been tied down battling two separate internal rebellions in the north and south. The various conflicts and the country's poverty and lack of resources have raised fears that instability could deepen. There have been a spate of assaults on the U.S. Embassy in Yemen. In an attack in September 2008, gunmen and two vehicles packed with explosives attacked the U.S. embassy, killing 19 people, including an 18-year-old American woman and six militants. None of those killed or wounded were U.S. diplomats or embassy employees. Al-Qaida in Yemen claimed responsibility. In March 2008, three mortars missed the U.S. Embassy and crashed into a high school for girls nearby, killing a security guard. In March 2003, two people were shot dead and dozens more were wounded as police clashed with demonstrators trying to storm the embassy. Last January, gunmen in a car exchanged fire with police at a checkpoint near the embassy, hours after the embassy received threats of a possible attack by al-Qaida. Nobody was injured. In April, embassy personnel were put on a one-week lockdown, barred from leaving their homes or the embassy after al-Qaida suicide bombings that targeted South Korean visitors. As recently as July, security was upgraded in San'a after intelligence reports warned of attacks planned against the U.S. Embassy. 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APTN APEX 01-03-10 1331EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: ++US Yemen Sunday, 3 January 2010 STORY:++US Yemen- NEW Talkshows comment on closure of US embassy in Yemen LENGTH: 03:25 FIRST RUN: 1730 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: English/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/ABC STORY NUMBER: 632119 DATELINE: Washington DC, 3 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 03:25 SHOTLIST: ABC "This Week" - No Access North America/Internet ++Mandatory Courtesy "ABC - This Week"++ 1. Two shot of host and Brennan 2. SOUNDBITE (English) John Brennan, US President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser "Looked at the intelligence that is available as far as the plans for al-Qaida to carry out an attacks in San'a, possibly against our embassy, possibly against US personnel. Decided it was the prudent thing to do to shut the Embassy but we're working very closely with the Yemeni authorities to address the threat that is out there. But again, it just demonstrates that al-Qaida is determined to carry out these attacks and we're determined to thwart those attacks." 3. SOUNDBITE (English) John Brennan, US President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser We've provided equipment, training, we're cooperating very closely. So this is something that we've known about for a while but we're determined to destroy al-Qaida whether it's in Pakistan, Afghanistan or in Yemen and we will get there." 4. Two shot of host and Brennan 5. SOUNDBITE (English) John Brennan, US President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser "First of all there was no single piece of intelligence, a smoking gun if you will, that said that Mr. Abdulmutallab was going to carry out this attack against that aircraft." 6. Two shot of host and Brennan 7. SOUNDBITE (English) John Brennan, US President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser "All of the information was shared, except that there are millions upon millions of bits of data that come in on a regular basis. What we need to do is to make sure that the system is robust enough that we can bring that information to the surface that really is a threat, concern. We need to make the system stronger, that is what the President is determined to do." 8. Two shot of host and Brennan 9. SOUNDBITE (English) John Brennan, US President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser "In this one instance the system didn't work. There were some human errors, there were some lapses. We need to strengthen it." 10. Three shot of host with remote of congressionals 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Representative Peter Hoekstra, Republican, Michigan: "It's unique because the core group of al-Qaida on the Arabian Peninsula is formed by former Gitmo (Guantanamo) detainees. These are people that were held in Gitmo and have been returned and have now gone back to the battlefield. The other element there is the influence of a charismatic American radical imam. So you put the Gitmo folks together, you put Awlaki (Yemen-based radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki) together, these people have moved an attack on the US homeland to the top of their priority list." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY 12. Wide of Lieberman walking to podium 13. SOUNDBITE: (English) US Senator Joseph Lieberman, Independent, Connecticut: "And all three were connected to Yemen so we've picked up the pace of our operations in support of the Yemeni government against the terrorists in Yemen and we've got to do that or Yemen will become the next Iraq and Afghanistan and we don't want that to happen." 14. Two shot at podium 15. SOUNDBITE: (English) U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman, Independent, Connecticut: "I think that one of the shocking facts about al-Qaida in Yemen is that some of its leaders are people that we have previously captured and we're holding at Guantanamo. We released them back to the Saudis for rehabilitation, they were sent back to Yemen. In some cases they were put back into prison and they broke out. It's fair to say that too much of the leadership of al-Qaida in Yemen was previously in a prisoner of war camp in the United States of America and this leads me to say, to appeal to the Obama administration to reconsider any decisions that have been made to send prisoners of war that we are holding at Guantanamo back to Yemen because the odds are that they will end up in the fight against us planning attacks on the United States of America. So I think it would be truly irresponsible for us, America, to send prisoners of war that we hold now at Guantanamo back to Yemen." 16. Wide as Lieberman walks away from podium STORYLINE: US intelligence agencies did not miss a "smoking gun" that could have prevented an alleged attempt to blow up a US airliner on Christmas Day, President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser said on Sunday. Speaking on "This Week" talk show, White House aide John Brennan cited "lapses" and "errors" in the sharing of intelligence and clues about the Nigerian man accused in the foiled attempt. John Brennan said "there was no single piece of intelligence, a smoking gun if you will, that said that Mr. Abdulmutallab was going to carry out this attack against that aircraft." Brennan is leading a White House review of the incident. Obama has said there was a systemic failure to prevent the attack, which he said was instigated by an affiliate in Yemen of the al-Qaida militant network. Obama ordered a thorough look at the shortcomings that permitted the plot, which failed not because of U.S. actions but because the would-be attacker was unable to ignite an explosive device. Also on "This Week" lawmakers alleged that some released Guantanamo detainees have returned to Yemen where Abdulmutallab is believed to have received training from al-Qaida before carrying out his failed attack. "I think that one of the shocking facts about al-Qaida in Yemen is that some of its leaders are people that we have previously captured and we're holding at Guantanamo," U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman said. "It's fair to say that too much of the leadership of al-Qaida in Yemen was previously in a prisoner of war camp in the United States of America," he added. Brennan said officials will continue reviewing the cases of Yemeni detainees at Guantanamo and decide whether they should be sent home. Obama has promised to close the detention facility. About half of the 90 Yemeni detainees in Guantanamo are scheduled to be sent back to Yemen at some point. The New York Times reported last Tuesday that the government had intelligence from Yemen before Christmas that leaders of a branch of al-Qaida there were talking about "a Nigerian" being prepared for an attack. The newspaper said the information did not include the name of the Nigerian. Intelligence officials would not confirm whether those conversations involved Yemen-based radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, but other US government officials said there were initial indications that he was involved. Al-Awlaki reportedly corresponded by e-mail with Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who is charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, on November 5. 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APTN APEX 01-03-10 1347EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: UK Brown Sunday, 3 January 2010 STORY:UK Brown- REPLAY UK, US intensify efforts to tackle threat from Islamist groups in Yemen LENGTH: 02:08 FIRST RUN: 1230 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: BBC STORY NUMBER: 632104 DATELINE: London - 3 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 02:08 ++CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: NO CUTAWAYS PROVIDED, SOUNDBITES ISOLATED WITH BLACK IN BETWEEN++ BBC - NO ACCESS UK / MANDATORY COURTESY 'ANDREW MARR SHOW - BBC 1'. TWO MINUTE MAXIMUM USAGE SHOTLIST 1. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister: "Yeah, this is a new threat, a new type of threat, and it's from a new source, which is obviously Yemen, but there are many other potential sources, like Somalia, as well as Afghanistan and Pakistan. First of all, in airports, people will see gradually being brought in the use of full body scanners. They will see checks for explosive traces, that will be done on hand luggage. Transit passengers will also be checked as well as transfer passengers. And we will do everything in our power to tighten up on the security that is essential." 2. Black 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister: "I think we've got to also get back to the source of this, and that is Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, and we've got to recognise that we've got a group of young people who have been radicalised as a result of teaching by extreme clerics, and we've got to recognise that we're fighting a battle for hearts and minds here as much as everything else. We will work with the American authorities, as General Petraeus is in Yemen at the moment, we'll work with them to improve the counter terrorism of the Yemeni authorities, working in what I think Michael Portillo rightly described as a failing state, and therefore we've got to be very careful who we're supporting and what we're giving them support to do." 4. Black 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister: "We've been working with the Americans to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation in Yemen. Yemen has been recognised, like Somalia, to be one of the areas where we've got to not only keep an eye on but we've got to do more. So it's strengthening counter-terrorism cooperation, it's working harder on the intelligence efforts, and of course it's this same thing that I'm talking about, which is I think going to become a feature of this decade: how we can prevent the perversion of a good religion, Islam, by a group of people who will stop at nothing in a murderous ideology that tries to create a caliphate, tries to create a sense that everybody is an enemy except those people who believe in a particular version of Islam." 6. Black STORYLINE Britain and the United States are assisting a counter-terror police unit in Yemen amid fears of an increasing threat of international terrorism emanating from the country, the British government said on Sunday. In an interview with the BBC's Andrew Marr, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said the UK had been working with the Americans to strengthen their counter-terrorism cooperation in Yemen because the country "has been recognised, like Somalia, to be one of the areas where we've got to not only keep an eye on." Brown's office said that he and US President Barack Obama agreed to "intensify joint US-UK work to tackle the emerging terrorist threat from both Yemen and Somalia" in the wake of the failed Detroit terror plot. "This is a new threat, a new type of threat, and it's from a new source, which is obviously Yemen, but there are many other potential sources, like Somalia, as well as Afghanistan and Pakistan," Brown told the BBC in the interview. He added that tighter security measures at airports would be put in place such as the use of full body scanners, and checks for explosive traces on hand luggage. Both transit and transfer passengers will be checked, the British Prime Minister said. The US embassy in Yemen meanwhile closed on Sunday, citing ongoing threats by the al-Qaida branch that has been linked to the failed Christmas Day bombing attempt of a US airliner headed to Detroit. The embassy would not say if there was a specific threat. The confrontation with the group's branch in Yemen, at the tip of the Arabian Peninsula, has gained new urgency since the 23-year-old Nigerian accused in the attack, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, told US investigators he received training and instructions from al-Qaida operatives in Yemen. Obama said on Saturday that al-Qaida's branch in Yemen was behind the attempt. Downing Street said that Britain is already helping to train Yemeni counter-terrorism officials, but a UK government spokeswoman said this is the first time the counter-terrorism police units have been confirmed. In Washington, a senior administration official said American and British forces already provide the Yemeni police counter-terrorism assistance, and that he's unaware of any new joint effort that is ready to be announced. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to discuss sensitive matters. Asked to clarify, the UK government spokeswoman said the initiatives in Yemen are part of ongoing work between the UK and the US and that the cost of the counter-terrorism police unit will be met by existing funding commitments to Yemen. The spokeswoman said Britain is forecast to give more than 100 million (m) pounds (161 million (m) US dollars) to Yemen in 2011. The spokeswoman, speaking on condition on anonymity in line with UK government policy, was unable to say how long Britain had been working on initiatives in Yemen. Brown called last week for a high-level international meeting later this month to devise ways to counter radicalisation in Yemen. Downing Street said the government of Yemen had been consulted over the decision to boost the country's coast guard and police operations. The White House said Washington stands ready to work with allies to fight extremism. The official welcomed Brown's move earlier to lead an international conference on January 28 to devise ways to counter radicalisation in the country, the poorest in the Arab world. 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APTN APEX 01-03-10 1333EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Jordan Protest Sunday, 3 January 2010 STORY:Jordan Protest- REPLAY Protest at Egyptian embassy against Gaza blockade LENGTH: 01:08 FIRST RUN: 1530 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Arabic/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 632114 DATELINE: Amman, 3 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 01:08 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: 1. Pan of protesters chanting slogans 2. Wide of veiled women chanting pro-Hamas slogans 3. Pan left of protesters holding banners reading (Arabic) "Stop building the wall" 4. Close up of poster depicting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak with the Star of David printed on the picture 5. Women chanting 6. SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Abeer Al Jammal, Protester: "He (President Mubarak) is trying to justify building the wall. What he is doing is a terrorist act. Building the wall is worse than Israeli terrorism." 7. Various of protesters chanting, holding Palestinian flags 8. Protestors setting fire to Mubarak poster 9. Mid of anti-riot police 10. Street blocked by Jordan's police 11. Pan right of protest STORYLINE: Some 100 people including members of professional unions, leftists and Muslim activists, held a sit-in in front of the Egyptian embassy on Sunday to protest against the Gaza blockade and Egypt's decision to build an underground iron wall along its border with the Palestinian territory. Protesters shouted slogans against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, accusing him of partnering with Israel against the Palestinian people. One protester, Abeer Al Jammal described Mubarak's decision to build the wall as "worse than Israeli terrorism." Police arrested one protester and blocked all the streets to the embassy. Gaza has been frozen in place in the year since Israel battered the territory with bombs and bullets to subdue Hamas, with entire neighbourhoods of wrecked buildings and traumatised residents unable to rebuild their lives. Egypt has been digging trenches and installing metal sheets underground along its border with Gaza in an apparent attempt to curb smuggling into the Palestinian territory through tunnels. The project appears to be one of a series of measures Egypt has taken, some of them in cooperation with the United States, to crack down on smuggling since the end of Israel's war on Hamas-ruled Gaza last winter. Israel says the tunnels are a key route for funnelling weapons and explosives to the Palestinian militant group Hamas and were a main target of its offensive. The tunnels are also used for smuggling food, medicine, electronics and construction material not otherwise available due to a blockade imposed on Gaza by Egypt and Israel after the Islamic militant group Hamas seized power over the tiny coastal territory in 2007. Egypt has been sharply criticised by Arab and Muslim groups for cooperating with Israel in blockading the 1.4 (m) million residents of the impoverished Gaza Strip for more than two years. Gazans infuriated and frustrated by the blockade blasted holes in a concrete and metal border wall in 2008 and tens of thousands of Palestinians streamed across the border into Egypt unchecked for about a week. 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APTN APEX 01-03-10 1344EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Lebanon Protest Sunday, 3 January 2010 STORY:Lebanon Protest- REPLAY Clerics stage sit-in to protest building of steel wall around Gaza LENGTH: 01:14 FIRST RUN: 1230 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Arabic/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 632107 DATELINE: Beirut - 3 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 01:14 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST 1. Wide of demonstrators in front of the Egyptian embassy 2. Mid of Jama'a Islamic clerics 3. Various of demonstrators 4. Mid of women carrying Islamic flags 5. Mid of Egyptian flag 6. SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Mohammad Al Hout, Jamaa Islamiya member of parliament: "The sit in here today is a direct and clear message to the Egyptian government and regime, this steel wall which they started to build is to impose the siege on Gaza people and it will achieve what the Israelis want." 7. Mid of riot police STORYLINE Clerics from a Sunni Islamist political party staged a sit in in front of the Egyptian Embassy on Sunday to protest against Egypt's decision to build an underground iron wall on its border with the Gaza Strip. The demonstrators called on the Egyptian government to stop building the wall. Mohammad Al Hout, a Jamaa Islamiya member of parliament said the wall would only "achieve what the Israelis want." Gaza has been frozen in place in the year since Israel battered the territory with bombs and bullets to subdue Hamas, with entire neighbourhoods of wrecked buildings and traumatised residents unable to rebuild their lives. Egypt has been digging trenches and installing metal sheets underground along its border with Gaza in an apparent attempt to curb smuggling into the Palestinian territory through tunnels. The project appears to be one of a series of measures Egypt has taken, some of them in cooperation with the United States, to crack down on smuggling since the end of Israel's war on Hamas-ruled Gaza last winter. Israel says the tunnels are a key route for funnelling weapons and explosives to the Palestinian militant group Hamas and were a main target of its offensive. The tunnels are also used for smuggling food, medicine, electronics and construction material not otherwise available due to a blockade imposed on Gaza by Egypt and Israel after the Islamic militant group Hamas seized power over the tiny coastal territory in 2007. Egypt has been sharply criticised by Arab and Muslim groups for cooperating with Israel in blockading the 1.4 (m) million residents of the impoverished Gaza Strip for more than two years. Gazans infuriated and frustrated by the blockade blasted holes in a concrete and metal border wall in 2008 and tens of thousands of Palestinians streamed across the border into Egypt unchecked for about a week. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 01-03-10 1334EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Mideast Torture Sunday, 3 January 2010 STORY:Mideast Torture- REPLAY Hamas inmates say torture ends in West Bank jails LENGTH: 03:13 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Arabic/English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 632113 DATELINE: Ramallah/Nablus, Recent LENGTH: 03:13 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: Nablus - 30 December 2009 1. Wide of Jneid prison 2. Mid of guard at Jneid prison 3. Guard unlocking prison door 4. Mid of prisoner in cell 5. Guard unlocking cell door 6. Mid of prisoners eating 7. Food laid out on floor 8. SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Ayman Hamad, inmate at Jneid prison "The interrogations were savage. It's a crime, look at my head." (Question: What has changed?) "There are fewer beatings. There are only some violations here and there." 9. Prisoners in cell 10. Mid of prisoners praying in cell 11. Prisoners praying in corridor 12. Close up of prisoner Ramallah - 31 December 2009 13. Establishing shot of Mahmoud Ramahi, legislator and Hamas leader in the West Bank 14. SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Mahmoud Ramahi, legislator and Hamas leader in the West Bank "After all the complaints that we received about the interrogations and following strong articles in the foreign media, there were orders from the Palestinian Authority to stop those kinds of interrogations. Those orders started on October 1, three months ago. After that, we noticed that the torture cases were less." Nablus - 30 December 2009 15. Pan left from men sitting on bed to other side of cell 16. Tilt down of kitchen area of cell 17. Mid of door to isolation cell 18. Mid of isolation cell Ramallah - 1 January 2010 19. Establishing shot of Mamdouh al-Aker, head of Independent Commission for Human Rights 20. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mamdouh al-Aker, head of Independent Commission for Human Rights "There are some very sporadic cases, having said that, there are some sporadic cases that we are following it up and we will not be satisfied unless we feel that first of all that the torture issue is closed completely." Nablus - 30 December 2009 21. Wide of hall being renovated 22. Mid of new bathroom 23. Mid of worker renovating 24. Pan right from picture of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to exit STORYLINE Palestinian security forces in the West Bank have stopped torturing Hamas prisoners, ending two years of systematic abuse, Hamas inmates told The Associated Press in jailhouse interviews. The change in practice, said to have taken effect in October, was confirmed by a West Bank Hamas leader, human rights activists and the Palestinian prime minister. It defuses a potential problem for Washington since the U.S. has been closely involved in training Palestinian troops under the control of Western-backed President Mahmoud Abbas, a rival of the Hamas militants. Hamas legislators and human rights researchers said they still get sporadic reports of prisoners being slapped or forced to stand for several hours during interrogation. And security forces continue to keep a close watch on Hamas activities, often arresting activists and holding them for lengthy periods without charge. However, they said the worst abuses - prisoners beaten with clubs and cables, suspended from the ceiling while tied up in painful positions and forced to stand for days - have ended. Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad confirmed a "dramatic change for the better" in West Bank prisons and said 43 officers have been jailed, fired or demoted for abusing prisoners. In an interview, he denied torture was ever official policy, but acknowledged past "excesses" that he said stemmed from a flawed culture of revenge. President Abbas' security forces, dominated by supporters of his Fatah movement, have been clamping down on Hamas in the West Bank since June 2007, when the Islamic militants wrested control of the Gaza Strip from the Palestinian leader. Since then, some 4,000 Hamas followers were arrested in the West Bank, and 500 are currently in detention, according to Hamas. Just two weeks ago, dozens of Hamas supporters were detained during the group's anniversary celebrations. In Gaza, Hamas has rounded up hundreds of Fatah supporters, who also have complained of severe mistreatment. Hamas and Fatah have failed to reconcile, despite many rounds of Egyptian-brokered mediation. However, Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal said in a visit to Saudi Arabia on Sunday that significant progress has been made in reconciliation talks. In the West Bank, persistent reports of abuse emerged over the past two years from prisons and interrogation centers. Since 2007, eight detainees have died in West Bank lockups and 15 in Gaza, human rights researchers say, though circumstances in some cases remain murky. The abuse was driven both by a desire to take revenge for the Gaza takeover and by fear that Hamas would seize control of the West Bank, said Salah Mousa, a human rights activist and former member of the Palestinian security forces. The worst accounts of abuse came from those held at Jneid Prison, a barbed wire-topped jumble of low buildings in Nablus, a former Hamas stronghold. Last week, an AP team was granted access to the prison, including the wing holding 40 Hamas prisoners. Officials unlocked the metal cell doors on both sides of a hallway and bearded inmates in track suits stepped out. With wardens out of earshot, inmates described past abuse and said it has largely stopped. An inmate at Jneid, 38-year-old shopkeeper Ayman Hamad, leaned forward to show a deep scar on the bald crown of his head, where he said he was clubbed by a security officer a year ago. "Now things are much better. Beating has stopped, except for some violations here and there," such as slapping, Hamad said. Other inmates said interrogation still involves being forced to stand, sometimes for several hours. In the Military Intelligence section of the prison, three windowless isolation cells, each the size of a parking space, are still used at times to hold and pressure those under interrogation, prisoners said. Wardens insisted the cells are only used to punish those breaking prison rules. The AP was not granted access to the interrogation area. However, Hamas officials who debrief released Hamas prisoners said security agents have stopped abusing prisoners. "Torture has stopped, following strong articles in the foreign media and threats by human rights organisations of suing Palestinian Authority officials," said Mahmoud Ramahi, a Hamas leader in the West Bank and a leading critic of the security forces in the past. Two leading Palestinian rights groups, Al Haq and the Independent Palestinian Commission for Human Rights, both confirmed the abuse has stopped. Al Haq said lesser violations persist, such as denying prisoners blankets for days at a time, but the phenomenon is not widespread. Human rights activists say many of the government's measures remain problematic, such as holding Hamas supporters for long periods without charge and firing civil servants believed to be sympathetic to the group. But in Jneid Prison, life is getting a little better. The cells are still grimy and crowded, with prisoners sleeping in metal bunk beds. But last month, each cell got a TV, and lawyers and relatives are now allowed to visit once a week, compared with restricted access in the past. For some of the Muslim prayers, the inmates step out of their cells and kneel on mats on the floor in the hallway. In the past, they were unable to worship as a large group and had to pray in their cells. One of the second-floor tracts is being renovated, with new tiles and wall paint, and hot water boilers have been installed. The human rights groups say their public pressure campaigns helped to persuade the government to change its ways. U.S. President Barack Obama's no-torture position also may have been a factor, though Palestinian officials deny that. U.S. officials wouldn't comment, noting that they do not train the forces accused of past torture. 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APTN APEX 01-03-10 1335EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Afghan Cabinet 2 Sunday, 3 January 2010 STORY:Afghan Cabinet 2- WRAP Reax to rejection of Afghan cabinet,Abdullah, UN, vox pop LENGTH: 02:54 FIRST RUN: 1330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Dari/Eng/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 632111 DATELINE: Kabul - 2/3 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 02:54 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: (FIRST RUN 1330 NEWS UPDATE - 3 JANUARY 2010) 3 January 2010 1. Wide shot of road in central Kabul with traffic 2. Various of Afghans walking in central Kabul 3. Mid of newsstand 4. Various of The Kabul Times newspaper front cover with headline reading (English) "The House of People Votes to the Nominee Ministers" 5. Set up shot of UN Spokesman in Afghanistan Aleem Siddique walking towards UNAMA (United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan) sign 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Aleem Siddique, Spokesman, UNAMA (United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan): "Afghanistan is a country in conflict that faces multiple challenges and there is a need to have a functioning cabinet as soon as possible. We hope that the president working closely with the parliament, they will be able to iron out these differences, so that we can have these key cabinet positions approved as soon as possible, so we can get on and push ahead with meeting some of the crucial challenges that both the Afghan people and the international community want us to meet over the coming months and years." (FIRST RUN 0930 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 3 JANUARY 2010) 2 January 2010 7. Various shots of Afghan Parliament members voting for cabinet ministers 8. Mid of lawmakers (FIRST RUN 1330 NEWS UPDATE - 3 JANUARY 2010) 3 January 2010 9. Afghan member of parliament voting 10. Set up shot of former presidential candidate and former Foreign Minister, Abdullah Abdullah 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Abdullah Abdullah, former presidential candidate and former Foreign Minister: "I think that shows a bad choice by the president and I think it was for the first time that the parliament of Afghanistan has taken a very serious stand in regards to the cabinet. Those who have been elected, also the picture doesn't show that they have been elected or confirmed because of their merits, there were a lot of other issues of dealing and wailing, but as a whole I think it was a vote of rejection for Mr Karzai's choice." 12. Various shots of Kabul residents in the streets 13. SOUNDBITE: (Dari) Sayed Naeem, Kabul resident, Vox Pop: "The ministers who were rejected from the list of 24 nominees, we can't say that they were all bad, there were some good and deserving nominees as well who could work and we are saddened for their rejection." 14. People in a street of Kabul 15. Wide shot of road in central Kabul with traffic STORYLINE: A spokesman for the United Nations in Afghanistan said on Sunday that he was hoping the Afghan president and the parliament would work closely to "iron out" their differences in order for the country to "have a functioning cabinet as soon as possible." Aleem Siddique was speaking after Afghanistan's parliament dealt a stinging rebuke to president Hamid Karzai on Saturday by rejecting 70 percent of his nominees for a new cabinet, including a regionally powerful warlord and the country's only female minister. In ten hours of voting Saturday, parliament rejected nominees viewed as Karzai's political cronies, those believed to be under the influence of warlords and others deemed unqualified. The vote was a setback to the president, although lawmakers did approve his retention of incumbents in the key portfolios of defence, interior and finance. Karzai will submit new nominations for the empty ministerial posts, Afghan presidential spokesman Waheed Omar said Sunday, but it was not clear when. Siddique said it was urgent to "have these key cabinet positions approved as soon as possible, so we can get on and push ahead with meeting some of the crucial challenges that both the Afghan people and the international community want us to meet over the coming months and years." Abdullah Abdullah, former presidential candidate and former Foreign Minister, said on Sunday he believed that the decision by lawmakers to reject 70 percent of the president's Cabinet nominees showed "a bad choice by the president." "The picture doesn't show that they have been elected or confirmed because of their merits, there were a lot of other issues of dealing and wailing, but as a whole I think it was a vote of rejection for Mr Karzai's choice," Abdullah said. Sayed Naeem, a Kabul resident said he was "saddened" by the rejection of some of the nominees because not all of them deserved to be rejected. The laborious voting that took much of Saturday ended with the rejection of 17 of 24 nominees. The nominations, announced in mid-December, aimed to keep 12 current ministers in their posts for a second term. The new Cabinet is a bellwether for the U.S. and other nations hoping a stronger government will keep disenchanted Afghans from siding with the Taliban after Karzai won a second five-year term last year in a disputed election rife with ballot-box stuffing. The lawmakers approved a handful of incumbent ministers favoured by the West and instrumental to the war effort. Of the 12 incumbent ministers Karzai sought to retain, the parliament approved only five: Defense Minister Gen. Abdul Rahim Wardak; Interior Minister Hanif Atmar; Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal; Agriculture Minister Muhammad Asif Rahimi; and Education Minister Ghulam Farooq Wardak. Karzai had wanted to keep Water and Power Minister Ismail Khan, a warlord in Herat province during the civil war of the 1990s who retains considerable local power. Critics said keeping Khan proved Karzai remained beholden to regional power brokers at the expense of the country's national interests. Khan's nomination was narrowly defeated. 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APTN APEX 01-03-10 1337EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Iran Opposition Sunday, 3 January 2010 STORY:Iran Opposition- REPLAY Iran's judiciary chief and interior minister on opposition LENGTH: 01:44 FIRST RUN: 1230 RESTRICTIONS: NO ACCESS IRAN/BBC PERSIAN TV/VOA PERSIAN TV TYPE: Farsi/Commentary SOURCE: IRIB STORY NUMBER: 632108 DATELINE: Tehran - 3 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 01:44 IRIB - NO ACCESS IRAN/BBC PERSIAN TV/VOA PERSIAN TV ++AP Television is adhering to Iranian law that stipulates all media are banned from providing BBC Persian or VOA Persian any coverage from Iran, and under this law if any media violate this ban the Iranian authorities can immediately shut down that organisation in Tehran.++ SHOTLIST: 1. IRIB newsreader 2. Wide of the judiciary official meeting 3. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Sadeq Larijani, judiciary chief: "God willing, the judiciary system will never neglect its duties and will strongly and swiftly pursue these recent issues. This group took an improper and despicable action, in fact, they don't protest the issue of the election but they are against the foundation of the system and the judiciary will strongly and rapidly look into this case." 4. Mid of Sadeq Larijani, judiciary chief, and his deputies sitting down 5. Wide of Mostafa Mohammad Najjar, Iran's Interior Minister among reporters 6. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Mostafa Mohammad Najjar, Iran's Interior Minister: "We will strongly crush every kind of rioting. We have ordered the police that from now on, they should have no clemency at all and if some people stage a gathering or accompany rioters, the police must strongly crush them." 7. Najjar among reporters 8. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Mostafa Mohammad Najjar, Iran's Interior Minister: "The dream of world arrogance, Americans, the Zionists, hypocrites, monarchists and the domestic hypocrites who have appeared in a new way, will never come true and they will take the dream of returning to this country and taking control of it to their graves." 9. IRIB newsreader STORYLINE: Iran's interior minister warned on Sunday that a harder line will be taken against anti-government protesters. "We have ordered the police that from now on, they should have no clemency at all and if some people stage a gathering or accompany rioters, the police must strongly crush them," Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said in Tehran. Last Sunday at least eight people died during anti-government protests including opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi's nephew. Sadeq Larijani, the judiciary chief said that the rioters were protesting against the founding principles of the regime itself. "They don't protest against the issue of the election but they are against the foundation of the system and the judiciary will strongly and rapidly look into this case," said Larijani. On Friday Mousavi pledged to remain defiant in the face of new threats - including calls by hard-liners for his execution - and said he would sacrifice his life in defence of the people's right to protest peacefully against the government. Mousavi's remarks come after the worst unrest since the immediate aftermath of the disputed June presidential election. The confrontation between clerical rulers and their opponents has returned to the streets in recent weeks, after a harsh crackdown immediately following the June 12 balloting all but crushed the opposition movement. 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APTN APEX 01-03-10 1338EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Turkey Train Sunday, 3 January 2010 STORY:Turkey Train- REPLAY Two trains collide in northwestern Turkey, 1 dead, 7 injured LENGTH: 00:32 FIRST RUN: 1130 RESTRICTIONS: No Access Turkey/ROJ TV TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: ANATOLIA STORY NUMBER: 632097 DATELINE: Near Bilecik - 3 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 00:32 ++PLEASE NOTE: CORRECTION IN RESTRICTIONS: NO ACCESS TURKEY/ROJ TV++ ANATOLIA - NO ACCESS TURKEY/ROJ TV SHOTLIST Near Bilecik, Turkey 1. Various of emergency service workers helping injured person next to train 2. Mid of victim in train wreckage 3. Men carrying stretcher with injured person 4. Stretcher being placed in back of ambulance STORYLINE A passenger train crashed head-on into another train in northwestern Turkey on Sunday killing one of the engine drivers and injuring at least seven other people, an official said. The governor of Bilecik, some 250 miles (400 kilometres) south of Istanbul said the accident was caused by an electrical fault that led to a signal failure. The train went through a signal where it should have halted and slammed into another train that was stopped on the line. One driver was killed. The injured included two rail personnel and at least five passengers, said Bilecik's governor, Musa Colak. The trains were travelling in opposite directions between Istanbul and the city of Eskisehir. Turkey's government has been working to improve the country's rail system, which is beset by signalling malfunctions, ill-equipped trains, deteriorating tracks and a lack of barriers at road crossings. In Turkey's worst train accident in recent years, a newly inaugurated high-speed train from Istanbul to Ankara derailed in 2004, killing 37 people and injuring 95 others. 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APTN APEX 01-03-10 1340EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Germany Plane Sunday, 3 January 2010 STORY:Germany Plane- REPLAY Air Berlin plane comes off runway, no injuries LENGTH: 01:58 FIRST RUN: 1230 RESTRICTIONS: No Access Germany TYPE: German/Natsound SOURCE: Wiebold TV STORY NUMBER: 632105 DATELINE: Dortmund - 3 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 01:58 Wiebold TV - No Access Germany SHOTLIST: 1. Various of damaged Air Berlin plane, with its nose touching the ground, surrounded by emergency services 2. Mid of fire truck 3. Close up of plane's nose touching the ground 4. Pull out from tail of plane with fuel truck behind it 5. Travellers in airport terminal 6. Mid of departures board 7. Travellers queuing at Air Berlin check-in counter 8. SOUNDBITE: (German) Guido Miletic, Dortmund Airport spokesman: "Before taking off the pilot decided to abort the take-off. Then the aircraft rolled off the runway and now stands behind the runway. No passengers and no crew members have been injured. All could get off the plane by the stairs." 9. Wide of bus and vehicles on airport tarmac 10. Wide of damaged plane 11. SOUNDBITE: (German) Guido Miletic, Dortmund Airport spokesman: "Air Berlin will wait until the Federal Air Transport Authority has examined what is likely to have happened technically. We do not have specific background information on this." 12. Snow plough truck clearing path around an undamaged Air Berlin plane on airport tarmac 13. SOUNDBITE: (German) Guido Miletic, Dortmund Airport spokesman: "Before you allow landing or take-off the runway must have a particular brake resistance. That is much more stringently regulated and safer than on any motorway that you drive on when it is snowy. And at the time when the plane accident happened it was like that. The runway was fully operational." 14. Wide of damaged Air Berlin plane with emergency vehicles around it STORYLINE: Authorities say an Air Berlin plane headed for Spain's Canary Islands has come off the runway at Dortmund airport in western Germany but no one was injured. "Before taking off the pilot decided to abort the take-off. Then the aircraft rolled off the runway and now stands behind the runway," Guido Miletic, a Dortmund Airport spokesman said. Despite the snowy conditions the runway was fully operational at the time of the aborted takeoff he added. The aircraft, with 165 passengers and six crew members on board, braked but came off the runway in wintry conditions. Another airline spokeswoman said the pilot of the Boeing 737-800 had decided to abort the takeoff because of a "technical irregularity" that is still being examined. The spokeswoman said the plane was undamaged and passengers were able to leave the aircraft normally using steps. She added that the passengers and their luggage were being taken to nearby Paderborn airport, from where another aircraft was to fly them to Las Palmas. Dortmund airport said the accident happened at 7:05 a.m. (0605GMT). The airport was closed to allow for the aircraft's recovery, and other flights cancelled or diverted, according to its Web site. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 01-03-10 1341EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: ++UAE Building Sunday, 3 January 2010 STORY:++UAE Building- NEW Preview of opening of world's tallest building LENGTH: 03:14 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 632117 DATELINE: Dubai, 2/3 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 03:14 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST Dubai, United Arab Emirates - January 2, 2010 1. Skyline with sky scrapers, including Burj Dubai building 2. Mid of Burj Dubai on the skyline Dubai, United Arab Emirates - January 3, 2010 3. Various aerials of Burj Dubai and other sky scrapers 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Saud Masud, Head of Research and Senior Analyst, Real Estate at UBS investment Bank in Dubai: "We have to give them credit for an engineering feet and it's also very symbolic, it's the tallest building in the world. It speaks to the economic momentum Dubai has had, for several years now. They have taken bold steps and they have achieved something there. But I think it can also work in reverse, because it puts Dubai on the map in a ironic way because real estate housing downturn, is what is responsible for the current economic down cycle. Burj Dubai is obviously the ultimate symbol of the real estate boom that they have seen. And I don't see the economic down cycle being over in the next few quarters or in the next year or so. So I think the economic challenges or problems will persist in the face of a pretty awesome, I would say, man made structure. But those two ironies will coexist for a while." 5. Tilt down from the top of Burj Dubai to its base 6. Various of construction workers on Burj Dubai site with Emaar sign in the background 7. Close up of a crane with Emar sign on the building 8. Pan from wide of construction site to Burj Dubai 9. Wide of skyline, Burj Dubai on the Sheikh Zayed road 10. Various of Arabian Mall construction on the outskirts of Dubai, site on hold due the financial meltdown 11. Various aerials of the man-made Palm Islands, and The World Islands, construction of which is on hold due to the financial meltdown STORY: Dubai is set to open the world's tallest building amid tight security on Monday, celebrating the tower as a bold feat on the world stage, despite the city state's shaky financial footing. But the final height of the Burj Dubai, Arabic for Dubai Tower, remained a closely guarded secret on the eve of its opening. At more than 2,625 feet (800 metres), it long ago vanquished its nearest rival, the Taipei 101 in Taiwan. The Burj's record-seeking developers didn't stop there. The building boasts the most stories and highest occupied floor of any building in the world, and ranks as the world's tallest structure, beating out a television mast in North Dakota. Its observation deck, on floor 124, also sets a record. Bill Baker, the building's structural engineer, who is in Dubai for the inauguration said the engineers weren't sure how high they could go, and that the process was a learning experience. Baker, of Chicago-based architecture and engineering firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, said early designs for the Burj had it edging out the world's previous record-holder, the Taipei 101, by about 33 feet (10 metres). The Taiwan tower rises 1,667 feet (508 metres). The Burj's developer, Emaar Properties, kept pushing the design higher even after construction began, eventually putting it about 984 feet (300 metres) taller than its nearest competitor, Baker said. He is keeping quiet about the exact height. Dubai's ruler will open the tapering metal-and-glass spire with a fireworks display on Monday evening. "We have to give them credit for an engineering feet and it's also very symbolic, it's the tallest building in the world. It speaks to the economic momentum Dubai has had, for several years now," said Saud Masud, the Head of Research and Senior Analyst, Real Estate at UBS investment Bank in Dubai. But the Burj's opening comes at a tough time for Dubai's economy. Property prices in newer parts of the sheikdom have collapsed by nearly half over the past year. The city-state turned to its richer neighbour Abu Dhabi for a series of bailouts totalling 25 billion (b) US dollars in 2009 to help cover debts amassed by a network of state-linked companies. Burj developer Emaar is itself partly owned by the government, but is not among the companies known to have received emergency cash. Emaar has said the entire Downtown Burj Dubai development, which includes the tower, will cost 20 billion (b) US dollars to build. Sales of properties around the Burj are meant to help pay for the tower itself, which analysts say is unlikely to be profitable on its own. Analyst Saud Masud said the Burj also "puts Dubai on the map in a ironic way because real estate housing downturn, is what is responsible for the current economic down cycle." At their peak, some apartments in the Burj were selling for more than 1,900 US dollars per square foot, though they now can go for less than half that, said Heather Wipperman Amiji, chief executive of Dubai real estate consultancy Investment Boutique. Besides luxury apartments and offices, the Burj will be home to a hotel designed by Giorgio Armani. 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AP-APTN-1830 North America Prime News -Final Friday, 12 March 2010 North America Prime News Mexico Killings 02:15 AP Clients Only REPLAY Gunmen kill five in attack on funeral wake Pakistan Violence Wrap 03:49 Part No Access Pakistan WRAP Twin suicide bombs kill 43; third explosion hits city Europe US 01:45 Part No NAmerica/Internet REPLAY Brown and Sarkozy accuse US of protectionism over plane deal Mideast Tension 2 03:21 AP Clients Only REPLAY Scuffles at Friday prayers; ADDS Naalin protest, Hamas demo Mideast Boy 02:02 AP Clients Only REPLAY 2 Israeli soldiers indicted for Gaza war conduct, in treatment of boy ++Jordan Biden 01:05 AP Clients Only NEW US Vice President visits Petra at end of diplomatic tour Vatican Germany 02:47 AP Clients Only German bishop says pope dismayed at alleged abuser, analyst Thailand Protest 2 01:14 AP Clients Only REPLAY Anti-government 'red shirts' arriving for weekend rally to force elex India Putin 03:28 AP Clients Only REPLAY Russian PM holds talks with Indian leaders, signs deals B-u-l-l-e-t-i-n begins at 1830 GMT. APEX 03-12-10 1357EST -----------End of rundown----------- AP-APTN-1830: Mexico Killings Friday, 12 March 2010 STORY:Mexico Killings- REPLAY Gunmen kill five in attack on funeral wake LENGTH: 02:15 FIRST RUN: 1730 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 639985 DATELINE: Ciudad Juarez - 11 Mar 2010 LENGTH: 02:15 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 1. Wide of street with funeral home where shootings took place 2. Mid of two bodies on the ground 3. Wide of vehicle with body of a victim inside 4. Mid of federal police taking pictures of evidence at crime scene 5. Wide of soldiers at crime scene with bodies in background 6. Various shots of municipal police pulling sheets over bodies 7. More various shots of scene with vehicle, bodies and police 8. Wide of street cordoned off where funeral home is located 9. Mid of military vehicle blocking street 10. Close up of armed soldiers in military vehicles 11. Mid of street where shooting took place 12. Mid of soldier guarding bodies of victims 13. Close up of bullet shell at crime scene 14. Wide of soldiers at crime scene 15. Close up of female family member of a victim crying at crime scene 16. Wide of area where shooting took place 17. Mid of soldiers blocking the street 18. Wide of local police taking photos at crime scene 19. Wide of local police uncovering victim's body to gather evidence 20. Mid of uncovered body 21. Wide of body in vehicle through bars 22. Close up of leg of victim 23. Various shots of federal police questioning a witness 24. Wide of police tape blocking off area 25. Mid of people observing crime scene 26. Wide of federal police at crime scene 27. Wide of neighbours observing crime scene 28. Mid of neighbours outside crime scene with bodies in the background 29. Mid of body surrounded by ballistic markers STORYLINE Gunmen burst into a wake in the border city of Ciudad Juarez on Thursday and opened fire, killing 5 young men and wounding five others, including a 10-year-old girl. The wake was being held at a private home for an 18-year-old man who had been shot to death in his car two days before. The bodies of the shooting victims lay in the street outside the home, after they apparently tried to flee the gunmen, a Chihuahua state official said. There was no immediate information on the condition of the wounded, who were taken to local hospitals for treatment. The city has been plagued by drug gang violence in which gunmen often seek to finish off wounded rivals or associates of previous victims. Gunmen have attacked homes where they believe rivals might be gathering. About 17,900 people have been killed since President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against drug trafficking in December 2006. 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APTN APEX 03-12-10 1349EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Pakistan Violence Wrap Friday, 12 March 2010 STORY:Pakistan Violence Wrap- WRAP Twin suicide bombs kill 43; third explosion hits city LENGTH: 03:49 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: Part No Access Pakistan TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: GEO TV/AP TELEVISION/EXPRESS TV STORY NUMBER: 639993 DATELINE: Lahore - 12 Mar 2010 LENGTH: 03:49 GEO TV - NO ACCESS PAKISTAN AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY EXPRESS TV - NO ACCESS PAKISTAN SHOTLIST (FIRST RUN 1330 NEWS UPDATE - 12 March 2010) GEO TV - NO ACCESS PAKISTAN ++THIS VIDEO REFERS TO SUICIDE BOMBINGS IN WHICH 43 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 100 WOUNDED++ 1. Mobile phone footage of explosion taking place (FIRST RUN 1130 NEWS UPDATE - 12 March 2010) GEO TV - NO ACCESS PAKISTAN ++THIS VIDEO REFERS TO SUICIDE BOMBINGS IN WHICH 43 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 100 WOUNDED++ 2. Mobile phone footage showing immediate aftermath of bomb blasts, burning debris, onlookers at scene, people tending to the injured (FIRST RUN 1330 NEWS UPDATE - 12 March 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY 3. Various high angle shots of police and firefighters near blast scene 4. Ambulances driving away from scene 5. Wide exterior of Lahore General Hospital 6. Various of injured being brought into hospital (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 12 March 2010) EXPRESS TV - NO ACCESS PAKISTAN ++THIS VIDEO REFERS TO SERIES OF SMALL EXPLOSIONS IN LAHORE RESIDENTIAL AREA IN WHICH 3 PEOPLE WERE INJURED++ ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 7. Tracking shot of emergency vehicles at scene 8. Police at scene 9. Police standing around mound of dirt 10. Building near scene 11. People standing behind police cordon 12. Police with metal detector examining mound of dirt 13. Police digging in mound of dirt 14. Building near scene STORYLINE A pair of suicide bombers targeting army vehicles detonated explosives within seconds of each other on Friday, killing at least 43 people in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore and wounding about 100, police said. It was the fourth major attack in Pakistan this week, indicating Islamist militants were stepping up violence after a period of relative calm. Hours later, a series of small explosions terrified residents in a different Lahore neighbourhood and injured at least three people. Police officials said the four low-intensity blasts apparently resulted from loose explosives - not packed bombs - scattered through the residential area. While the explosions sent police and rescue workers racing through the area, there were no immediate reports of deaths or major damage. About 10 of those killed in the earlier twin blasts were soldiers, said Lahore police chief Parvaiz Rathore. The bombers, who were on foot, struck RA Bazaar, a residential and commercial neighbourhood where several security agencies have facilities. Security forces swarmed the area as thick black smoke rose into the sky and bystanders rushed the injured into ambulances. Video shot with a mobile phone camera showed one explosion taking place. Another video, also shot by mobile phone camera just after the explosions, showed the immediate aftermath and chaos, with burning debris and people tending to the injured, according to GEO TV, which broadcast both videos. A senior police official said 43 people were killed and about 100 were injured. No group immediately claimed responsibility, but suspicion quickly fell on the Pakistani Taliban and al-Qaida. The militants are believed to have been behind scores of attacks in US-allied Pakistan over the last several years, including a series of strikes that began in October and lasted around three months, killing some 600 people in apparent retaliation for an army offensive along the Afghan border. In more recent months, the attacks were smaller, fewer and confined to remote regions near Afghanistan. But on Monday, a suicide car bomber struck a building in Lahore where police interrogated high-value suspects - including militants - killing at least 13 people and wounding dozens. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility. Militant attacks in Pakistan frequently target security forces, though civilian targets have not escaped. During the bloody wave of attacks that began in October - coinciding with the army's ground offensive against the Pakistani Taliban in the South Waziristan tribal area - Lahore was hit several times. In mid-October, three groups of gunmen attacked three security facilities in the eastern city, a rampage that left 28 dead. Twin suicide bombings at a market there in December killed around 50 people. 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 03-12-10 1415EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Europe US Friday, 12 March 2010 STORY:Europe US- REPLAY Brown and Sarkozy accuse US of protectionism over plane deal LENGTH: 01:45 FIRST RUN: 1530 RESTRICTIONS: Part No NAmerica/Internet TYPE: French/English/Nat SOURCE: POOL/ABC STORY NUMBER: 639949 DATELINE: London - 12 Mar 2010/FILE LENGTH: 01:45 POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA/INTERNET SHOTLIST POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY London, UK - 12 March 2010 1. Wide of French President Nicolas Sarkozy walking to meet British Prime Minister Gordon Brown outside 10 Downing Street, zoom in as they greet each other 2. Wide of Sarkozy and Brown walking in to news conference 3. SOUNDBITE: (French) Nicolas Sarkozy, French President: "This is not the right way for the United States to treat its European allies, and it's not the right way for the United States to behave, because it is a major nation, a leading nation. We are close friends of the United States, and also allies in fighting protectionism. If they want to be spearheading the fight against protectionism, they shouldn't be setting the wrong example by being protectionist. You know, in life there is what you say, and then there is what you do." ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA/INTERNET FILE: Date and Location unknown 4. A Northrup Grumman KC-45A plane taxiing on tarmac (the type of plane in the original contract awarded in 2008) POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY London, UK - 12 March 2010 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister: "I too am disappointed about the American decision, and we have made our views known about this as well. We believe in free trade, we believe in open markets, we believe in open competition, and clearly it is a disappointment to us that the market, or the offer, that has come from Europe has not found the favour that we believed it deserved in the United States of America." ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA/INTERNET FILE: Date and Location unknown 6. KC-45A tanker taking off STORYLINE French President Nicolas Sarkozy visited London on Friday where he had a meeting with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown at 10 Downing Street, before the two held a joint news conference, during which Sarkozy accused the United States of protectionism over a contract to build a new US Air Force refuelling tanker. Earlier this week, a European-led consortium pulled out of bidding for the 35 (b) billion US dollar contract, saying the Pentagon was favouring rival American bidder Boeing. "This is not the right way for the United States to treat its European allies," Sarkozy said. "If they want to be spearheading the fight against protectionism, they shouldn't be setting the wrong example by being protectionist," he said. "You know, in life there is what you say, and then there is what you do," he added. Brown also criticised the US, saying he was "disappointed" with the situation, adding that "we believe in free trade, we believe in open markets, we believe in open competition." The withdrawal of a bid by EADS, the parent company of Airbus, and Northrop Grumman, leaves Chicago-based Boeing as the only bidder for the 179-tanker order. The EADS-led consortium was awarded a contract for the tanker fleet in 2008, but Boeing protested and the deal was annulled later that year. The European Union has warned the United States about possible protectionism, saying it would be "extremely concerned" if it emerged that the terms of tender "were such as to inhibit open competition for the contract." Sarkozy and Brown gave their news conference after holding talks at 10 Downing Street that focused largely on the economy. The two leaders suggested a compromise was possible next week on the thorny issue of hedge fund and private equity fund regulation. The United States and Britain, which is home to most European hedge funds, are wary of proposed EU reforms to regulate the industry, fearing they could stifle growth and harm business. 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 03-12-10 1332EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Mideast Tension 2 Friday, 12 March 2010 STORY:Mideast Tension 2- REPLAY Scuffles at Friday prayers; ADDS Naalin protest, Hamas demo LENGTH: 03:21 FIRST RUN: 1530 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 639950 DATELINE: Various - 12 Mar 2010 LENGTH: 03:21 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: (FIRST RUN 1530 NEWS UPDATE 12 MARCH 2010) Jerusalem 1. Wide of Jerusalem skyline, dome of al-Aqsa Mosque in distance 2. Various of people trying to enter mosque for Friday prayers, alarm sounds, 3. Mid of scuffle between people trying to enter and riot police, woman pushed (FIRST RUN 1030 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 12 MARCH 2010) Jerusalem 4. Mid of scuffles between people trying to enter and riot police, man falls to ground holding his head, blood running down from man's head 5. Injured man laying on ground, blood on his face and neck, people gathered round, trying to stop bleeding with t-shirt (FIRST RUN 1530 NEWS UPDATE 12 MARCH 2010) Jerusalem 6. Wide of crowd praying outside Old City, zoom into worshippers 7. Mid of police in riot gear walking down street 8. Wide of Palestinians throwing rocks at patrolling police 9. Mid of street, fire and smoke in skip 10. Wide of Palestinians throwing rocks 11. Mid of riot police with shields, as rocks are thrown at them 12. Wide of scene with fires burning 13. Mid of Palestinian youth moving barrier, fire burning in background 14. Mid of police apprehending man on ground and scuffles between police and other men, shouting man dragged to police vehicle (FIRST RUN 1530 NEWS UPDATE 12 MARCH 2010) Naalin, West Bank 15. Wide of riot police 16. Wide of demonstrators, chanting and pulling donkeys, marching toward Israeli separation barrier 17. Mid of demonstrator on donkey 18. Wide of demonstrators at separation barrier 19. Wide of scene, tear gas fired, pan to demonstrators running away 20. Mid of Israeli border police firing tear gas 21. Wide of scene, tear gas fired, canister thrown back at separation barrier (FIRST RUN 1530 NEWS UPDATE 12 MARCH 2010) Gaza City, Gaza Strip 23. Various of demonstrators walking and chanting, waving Palestinian flags STORYLINE Israel tightened security in Jerusalem and sealed off the West Bank for 48 hours on Friday, preventing Palestinians from entering Israel in what Israeli authorities said was an effort to curb unrest. There have been clashes after Friday prayers at mosques in Jerusalem and elsewhere in recent weeks, sparked by Israel's decision to include two West Bank shrines on a list of national heritage sites, as well as a deadlock in peace talks caused by Israel's announcement that it was going to build hundreds of new homes in east Jerusalem. Several Palestinians have been badly wounded in recent weeks and dozens of protesters and Israeli policemen have suffered light injuries. Police said only men over 50 will be allowed to pray on Friday at the shrine where many of the clashes took place - the Jerusalem compound Jews call the Temple Mount and Muslims call the Noble Sanctuary. There are no limitations on women worshippers, police said. The compound houses the al-Aqsa Mosque, one of Islam's holiest sites. Video shot outside the Old City gates on Friday showed Israeli riot police scuffling with people trying to make their way through the gates. One man was injured in the scuffles. The closure began at midnight on Thursday and will end at midnight on Saturday, Israeli authorities said. In the West Bank village of Naalin meanwhile, Palestinian, Israeli and foreign activists demonstrated on Friday against Israel's so-called "separation barrier". Protesters hurled rocks at Israeli troops who responded with tear gas. The protesters attempted to cross their donkeys over the fence but were turned back by Israeli forces. The barrier cuts off Naalin and other West Bank villages from parts of their land. Weekly protests near Naalin have become a symbol of the Palestinians' struggle against the barrier's encroachment on West Bank land, which they claim for their future state. In Gaza City on Friday, hundreds of people marched to express solidarity with worshippers in Jerusalem attempting to enter the al-Aqsa mosque. 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APTN APEX 03-12-10 1334EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Mideast Boy Friday, 12 March 2010 STORY:Mideast Boy- REPLAY 2 Israeli soldiers indicted for Gaza war conduct, in treatment of boy LENGTH: 02:02 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Arabic/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/POOL STORY NUMBER: 639979 DATELINE: Gaza - 12 Mar 2010/File LENGTH: 02:02 ++CLIENTS PLEASE IGNORE VIDEO SENT EARLIER USE THIS EDIT WITH CORRECT VIDEO++ AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY EMBED POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY ++CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: THE POOL CREW WERE EMBEDDED WITH THE ISRAELI FORCES AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO REPORTING RESTRICTIONS++ ++CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: THE ISRAELI SOLDIERS FEATURED IN THIS VIDEO DO NOT INCLUDE THOSE SOLDIERS INDICTED ON THURSDAY++ SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Gaza City, Gaza Strip - 12 March 2010 1. Various of Majid Rabah, Palestinian boy who was forced by Israeli soldiers to open bags suspected of being booby-trapped, walking into basement where incident took place 2. Mid of Rabah in basement 3. Mid of child's bicycle in basement 4. Tilt up from debris on ground in basement to Rabah looking at it 5. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Majid Rabah, Palestinian boy forced by Israeli soldiers to open bags suspected of being booby-trapped: "The soldier grabbed me right here (holds collar to indicate) and took me into the basement, near the bathroom. He asked me to open the bags, I opened the first one but I couldn't open the second one. He slapped me across the face, he then moved back about four of five steps from me and then fired on the bag." 6. Cutaway of Rabah with his sister and another relative outside his home 7. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Afaf Rabah, Majid Rabah's mother: "I don't think any punishment will make them feel how we felt. No, of course this punishment is not enough compared to how we felt." 8. Mid of Rabah and his mother in their living room 9. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Afaf Rabah, Majid Rabah's mother: "I want to see them face trial not just for what they did to my son, but for everything they did to all our children, to all our people. To have to live in fear and terror is not something to be taken lightly. For a child to be startled from their sleep every day by the sound of airstrikes and bombardment and to go to sleep every night to the sound of bombardment is a huge deal." 10. Various more of Rabah in basement where incident took place EMBED POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY ++CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: THE POOL CREW WERE EMBEDDED WITH THE ISRAELI FORCES AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO REPORTING RESTRICTIONS++ ++CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE: THE ISRAELI SOLDIERS FEATURED IN THIS VIDEO DO NOT INCLUDE THOSE SOLDIERS INDICTED ON THURSDAY++ FILE: Gaza City, Gaza Strip - 7 January 2009 11. Various of Israeli soldier during search operation inside Palestinian homes (this is not the search during which the incident occurred) STORYLINE The Israeli military said it has indicted two soldiers who forced a Palestinian boy to open bags which the soldiers claimed they suspected of being booby-trapped with explosives, during last year's military offensive on Gaza. The indictment, announced on Thursday, was only the second time the military has filed criminal charges against its own for conduct during the three-week operation in Gaza. The soldiers will be tried in a military court for "engaging in unauthorised conduct," a military statement said. The soldiers' actions contradicted military orders prohibiting the use of civilians in operational activity. Majid Rabah, the 9-year-old boy involved in the incident, was not harmed. Rabah showed AP Television on Friday the basement where the incident took place. He said a soldier grabbed him and walked him into the basement where he was instructed to open the bags which the soldiers suspected were booby-trapped with explosives. "I opened the first one but I couldn't open the second one," Rabah said. "He slapped me across the face, he then moved back about four of five steps from me and then fired on the bag," he added referring to an Israeli soldier. The Israeli military would not comment on camera about the incident when asked by the Associated Press. The military would also not identify the soldiers involved, nor say whether they were being represented by lawyers. The indictment is part of Israel's response to the international outcry over its conduct during the Gaza offensive, which killed about 1,400 Palestinians - more than half of them civilians - and caused widespread destruction. Thirteen Israelis were killed. A team of United Nations investigators led by jurist Richard Goldstone says it found evidence that both Israel and Hamas militants committed war crimes. Both sides deny the accusations. The UN General Assembly ordered Israel and Hamas to carry out credible investigations or face possible UN Security Council action. Israel has rejected the Goldstone report and insists it is capable of policing itself - a claim dismissed by international human rights group. The Israeli military has conducted several dozen criminal investigations into soldiers' conduct during the offensive, but only one has resulted in an indictment and a subsequent conviction - a case in which a soldier stole a credit card from a Palestinian family. The military said its investigation into the two soldiers indicted on Thursday began before the Goldstone report was filed last June. It said it looked into the allegations after a report from the UN and a formal complaint filed by a children's advocacy group. The soldiers, both staff sergeants, have since completed their mandatory military service and are now members of Israel's reserves. In a statement, the military said it was "morally obligated to prevent harming uninvolved civilians and takes numerous measures in order to maintain the values of conduct in warfare and the law by taking legal action against those who breach these moral values." 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APTN APEX 03-12-10 1336EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: ++Jordan Biden Friday, 12 March 2010 STORY:++Jordan Biden- NEW US Vice President visits Petra at end of diplomatic tour LENGTH: 01:05 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 639981 DATELINE: Petra - 12 Mar 2010 LENGTH: 01:05 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST 1. Wide of Petra 2. Wide of helicopters flying over Petra 3. Tilt down to US Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden walking through the Siq, the gorge leading to Petra 4. Biden posing for photograph with tourist 5. Pan from group of tourists to Biden and his wife 6. Biden and his wife looking at the Treasury 7. Wide of Treasury with tourists outside 8. US snipers on hill above Treasury 9. Close-up of Biden, pull out as he walks away 10. Wide of Biden and his wife entering the Church complex 11. Tilt up from mosaics on floor to Biden 12. Various of Biden and Dr. Jill Biden inside Church 13. Wide of Biden and his wife looking at mosaics 14. Biden and Dr. Jill Biden leaving 13. Wide of Petra with sun beginning to set STORYLINE: US Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Dr Jill Biden visited the ancient Jordanian city of Petra on Friday as his diplomatic tour of the region drew to a close. Biden and his wife spent two hours touring the buildings carved into red desert cliffs and stopped to pose for photographs with tourists. His three-day visit to the Middle East was overshadowed by Israel's announcement this week of plans to build 1,600 new housing units in east Jerusalem. The announcement enraged Palestinians and Arab states, jeopardising indirect peace talks to be mediated by US envoy George Mitchell. A senior US official in Washington said on Friday that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to complain about the plan. Carved by the Nabataeans into the sandstone cliffs in southern Jordan, Petra was a prosperous city during the first century B-C through to the third century A-D. Petra's unique desert ruins attract (m) millions of tourists every year and are known to many through films such as "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." Biden flew back to Washington later on Friday. 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APTN APEX 03-12-10 1358EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Vatican Germany Friday, 12 March 2010 STORY:Vatican Germany- German bishop says pope dismayed at alleged abuser, analyst LENGTH: 02:47 FIRST RUN: 1330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: German/Engllish/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 639968 DATELINE: Vatican City - 12 Mar 2010 LENGTH: 02:47 ++CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE SCRIPT UPDATED 1830GMT++ AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: 1. Wide pan from Vatican buildings to Saint Peter's Basilica 2. Statue of Jesus Christ 3. Interior of Vatican, wide of Chairman of the German Episcopal Conference, Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, entering news conference 4. Mid of Zollitsch talking 5. SOUNDBITE (German) Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, Chairman of the German Episcopal Conference: "The Holy Father (Pope Benedict XVI) has received my report with vigilance, great dismay and great distress and we had a very deep conversation about this." 6. Wide of news conference 7. SOUNDBITE (German) Archbishop Zollitsch, Chairman of the German Episcopal Conference: "We want to unveil the truth and we want an honest clearing up of this, free from any incorrect considerations. Even if we'll discover cases that date back to tens of years ago - the victims have the right to know." 8. Wide of news conference 9. SOUNDBITE (German) Archbishop Zollitsch, Chairman of the German Episcopal Conference: "According to every expert, pedagogical and sexual abuse have nothing to do with celibacy." 10. Cutaway of cameramen 11. Wide of Zollitsch leaving presser 12. Set up of Vatican expert Marco Politi being interviewed 13. SOUNDBITE (English) Marco Politi, Journalist and Vatican expert: "But the atmosphere in the Vatican is of great nervousness, anxiety because these last facts which happened in Germany and in Europe are devastating. As long as it happened in Australia, in the United States, it looked so far away. But now it is in Ireland, in Holland, in Germany and a lot of people are asking, in Germany also, what happened in the diocese where Ratzinger was cardinal for five years?" 14. Politi being interviewed 15. SOUNDBITE (English) Marco Politi, Journalist and Vatican expert: "Suddenly the policy of Benedict XVI is to be very strong against this phenomenon. He's in favour of tolerance zero. And he will write a letter to the Irish bishops which will be of importance for the whole world because it will be the first document of a contemporary Pope against paedophilia. But the Vatican must do more." 16. Wide of St.Peter's basilica STORYLINE: Pope Benedict XVI met with Germany's top bishop in the Vatican on Friday amid the escalating sexual abuse scandal affecting the Catholic Church in his homeland, and encouraged him to pursue the truth and assist the victims. Archbishop Robert Zollitsch said the pope was greatly dismayed and deeply moved as he was being briefed on the scandal during Friday's meeting at the Vatican. Zollitsch has apologised to German victims and promised to cooperate with prosecutors. But he and the Vatican have also insisted that sexual abuse of children isn't a problem specific to the Catholic Church. At least 170 former students from Catholic schools in Germany have come forward recently with claims of physical and sexual abuse, including at an all-boys choir once led by the pope's brother. Zollitsch also said he briefed the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on measures implemented in Germany, and that the Vatican is considering a set of universal norms to deal with cases of clerical sex abuse. Benedict hasn't commented on the German scandal himself. But he decried the sexual abuse of children as a "heinous crime" after he summoned Irish bishops to Rome last month to discuss the even more widespread scandal in the Irish church. In addition to the cases in Germany and Ireland, three retired priests at a Catholic school in Austria were relieved of their clerical duties this week after allegations of physical and sexual abuse emerged. Two other priests in Austria have resigned amid similar allegations. And in the Netherlands, Catholic bishops announced an independent inquiry into more than 200 allegations of sexual abuse of children by priests at church schools and apologised to victims. Of all the European scandals, the German abuse allegations are particularly sensitive because Germany is Benedict's homeland, where he served as archbishop of Munich from 1977 to 1982, and because the scandals involve the prestigious choir that was led by his brother, Georg Ratzinger, from 1964 until 1994. Ratzinger has repeatedly said the sexual abuse allegations date from before his tenure as choir director and that he never heard of them, although he has admitted to slapping pupils as punishment. The pope's former German diocese also said on Friday that it made a mistake when the pontiff was archbishop in allowing a priest suspected to have abused a child to return to pastoral work. However, it said Benedict was unaware of the decision. The chaplain was sent to Munich in 1980 for therapy, the Munich archdiocese said in a statement. The diocese says it was made aware of the case by the Munich-based daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung in Munich, which first reported on it. The man, identified only as H., was allowed to stay in a vicarage while undergoing therapy - a decision in which then-Archbishop Joseph Ratzinger was involved, the statement said. It said officials believe it was known the therapy was related to suspected "sexual relations with boys." However, it says a lower-ranking official - vicar general Gerhard Gruber - then allowed him to help in pastoral work in Munich. The archdiocese says there were no accusations against the chaplain relating to his February 1980 to August 1982 spell in Munich. However, he was convicted of sexually abusing minors during a stint in nearby Grafing between September 1982 and 1985. The conviction in 1986 resulted in an 18-month suspended prison sentence and a fine of 4,000 marks, now worth nearly $2,800, the archdiocese said. Gruber told The Associated Press by telephone Friday that he was in sole charge of staffing decisions and that Benedict would not have been aware of his decision because the case load was too big. 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APTN APEX 03-12-10 1344EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Thailand Protest 2 Friday, 12 March 2010 STORY:Thailand Protest 2- REPLAY Anti-government 'red shirts' arriving for weekend rally to force elex LENGTH: 01:14 FIRST RUN: 1030 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 639925 DATELINE: Bangkok - 12 Mar 2010 LENGTH: 01:14 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: 1. Wide top shot of crowd of anti-government demonstrators, known as "Red Shirts", travelling on road, on way to military base in Bangkok suburb 2. Vehicle with demonstrators on it going past 3. Man wearing skull mask waving red flag 4. Wide of demonstration leaders on stage on back of vehicle making speech 5. Mid of demonstrators chanting 6. Demonstrators on motorbikes arriving outside army base, pan to guards standing behind barbed wire 7. Wide of army dog handlers with dogs, seen through fence 8. Demonstrators shouting at soldiers through fence 9. Wide of soldiers waving at demonstrators, one soldier waving red bandana in apparent support 10. Demonstrators facing policemen outside base, roll of barbed wire between them 11. Men holding poster depicting Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva as a water monitor lizard (an insult in Thai culture) 12. Wide of gathering outside base 13. Wide of man making speech to crowd 14. Wide of crowd stretched down road STORYLINE : Crowds of anti-government demonstrators gathered outside a military base in a suburb of the Thai government Bangkok on Friday, ahead of a weekend rally which organisers hope will be one of the country's biggest, in an effort to force the Prime Minister to call new elections. Leaders of the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship, known as the "Red Shirts" because of their hallmark attire, have vowed to keep their proposed "million-man march" non-violent. Demonstrators started meeting around the country on Friday and planned to converge on the Thai capital on Sunday. On Friday, convoys of buses and pick-up trucks were making their journey from Chiang Mai and other northern provinces of the country, the heartland of the so-called Red Shirt movement, while the government beefed up security in Bangkok. The group's last major protest in Bangkok last April deteriorated into rioting that saw two people killed, more than 120 people injured and buses burned on major thoroughfares. The army was called in to quash the unrest. The Red Shirts include followers of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and other people who oppose the 2006 military coup that toppled him. They believe Abhisit Vejjajiva came to power illegitimately with the connivance of the military and other parts of the traditional Thai ruling class who were fearful of Thaksin's popularity while in office in 2001-2006. Some two dozen foreign embassies have issued travel advisories, including the United States, which urged Americans to stay away from the protests where "violence cannot be ruled out." Some allies of the Red Shirts have openly boasted of armed retribution if the protests are suppressed. The government has advised against panic, while warning of possible sabotage by the Red Shirts. Government supporters claim the Red Shirts will dress up as police and soldiers to shoot demonstrators in order to create martyrs; Red Shirt leaders says provocateurs pretending to be protesters will incite violence to discredit their movement. More than 30-thousand security officials will be deployed around Bangkok and 46-thousand "civilian defence volunteers" are on standby for the rallies, government spokesman said. Red Shirt leaders say they hope up to 600-thousand protesters will turn out. 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APTN APEX 03-12-10 1339EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: India Putin Friday, 12 March 2010 STORY:India Putin- REPLAY Russian PM holds talks with Indian leaders, signs deals LENGTH: 03:28 FIRST RUN: 1530 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Russian/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 639962 DATELINE: New Delhi - 12 Mar 2010 LENGTH: 03:28 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh walking with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, they shake hands 2. Wide of Putin greeting chairperson of Indian Ruling Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi, shaking hands and taking seats 3. Mid of Putin seated 4. Mid of Gandhi seated 5. Indian delegation, pull out to wide of meeting 6. Mid of Russian delegation 7. Mid of Putin walking toward and shaking hands with Indian President Pratibha Patil 8. Putin and Patil walking out of frame 9. Wide of meeting 10. Wide of Russian delegation 11. Pan from mid of Putin to Patil 12. Wide of meeting 13. Putin and Singh walking into signing ceremony, taking seats 14. Wide of ceremony 15. Russian atomic energy chief Sergei Kiriyenko signing documents 16. Secretary of Department of Atomic Energy Srikumar Banerjee signing documents 17. Kiriyenko and Banerjee exchanging documents 18. SOUNDBITE (English) Manmohan Singh, Indian Prime Minister: "There is much that India and Russia can do together to advance global peace and stability and the process of global economic revival. We've agreed to intensify our consultations on Afghanistan and the challenges posed by terrorism and extremism in our region." 19. Wide of ceremony 20. Deputy Director of Federal Space Agency Anatoly Shilov signing documents 21. Officials exchanging agreement on satellite production 22. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Vladimir Putin, Russian Prime Minister: "We talked about our further cooperation in aviation including our joint work on the fifth generation fighter plane. As you know, Russia so far has been working alone on this project. We've advanced considerably and we've launched the fifth generation fighter jet. We are convinced our joint efforts will yield considerable results. In that respect, we would like you to know that the Russian Federation, unlike many countries in the world, does not have any military technical cooperation with Pakistan because we bear in mind the concerns of our Indian friends. We sincerely hope that our joint efforts to counter terrorism will yield positive substantive results for the benefit of the two countries and global community in general." 23. Delegates at ceremony 24. Singh and Putin shaking hands STORYLINE: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin held talks with Indian leaders on Friday during a day's visit that concluded with the signing of agreements on defence, space and civil nuclear energy cooperation, Indian officials said. Putin, who arrived in New Delhi late on Thursday, held talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Indian President Pratibha Patil and ruling Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi. Discussions between Putin and Singh focussed on strengthening the decades-old bilateral ties between the two countries and ways to take them forward as India's burgeoning economy is courted by other players. After talks the two countries signed a raft of agreements. Speaking after the signing ceremony Singh said the two countries were working together to battle extremism and terrorism in the region. Putin said they had discussed including India in an ongoing project to build a next generation fighter jet and plans to work together to counter terrorism. "We are convinced our joint efforts will yield considerable results," Putin said, referring to aviation cooperation. "In that respect, we would like you to know that the Russian Federation, unlike many countries in the world, does not have any military technical cooperation with Pakistan because we bear in mind the concerns of our Indian friends." 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 03-12-10 1340EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM -------------------
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AP-APTN-0930: Switz Olympics Wednesday, 17 June 2009 STORY:Switz Olympics- REPLAY Chicago 2016 bid committee arrives to give their presentation to the IOC LENGTH: 01:05 FIRST RUN: 0830 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 609965 DATELINE: Lausanne - 17 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:05 STORYLINE: 1. Pan of water feature outside Olympic Museum 2. Mid shot museum entrance 3. IOC President Jacques Rogge chatting to other IOC members, walks away from camera 4. Various of IOC Members walking through lobby on way to meeting 5. Pan from sign reading (English) auditorium, to entrance 6. Mid of IOC member Frankie Fredericks 7. Pan of Chicago delegation with chairman Pat Ryan arriving to give their presentation STORYLINE: IOC chief Jacques Rogge says a legacy for athletes should outweigh economics as the priority for voters when choosing which city will host the 2016 Olympics. Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo will make pitches to members of the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday in a crucial test ahead of the October vote on which city hosts the 2016 Summer Games. While budget plans and financial guarantees are expected to come under extra scrutiny at a time of global recession, Rogge also wants the closed-door meetings to concentrate on sporting factors. Members of Chicago's delegation were shown arriving at the Olympic Museum in the hope of winning the bid. As with all U.S. bids, the Olympics in Chicago would not be underwritten by the federal government. For that reason, Chicago officials will talk about their financial guarantees on Wednesday when they face 92 of the 107 IOC members in attendance. Hours ahead of the presentation, Chicago's bid got a boost when US President Barack Obama announced the formation of a White House Office of Olympic, Paralympic and Youth Sport. The permanent office will promote the values of the Olympic movement and encourage increased youth participation in sports. City officials hope that Obama, a former Illinois senator from Chicago, will travel to Copenhagen for the vote. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 06-17-09 0538EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0930: US Shuttle 2 Wednesday, 17 June 2009 STORY:US Shuttle 2- WRAP Hydrogen gas leak forces another space shuttle launch delay; presser LENGTH: 03:35 FIRST RUN: 0830 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: NASA TV STORY NUMBER: 609967 DATELINE: Cape Canaveral - 17 June 2009 LENGTH: 03:35 SHOTLIST: (FIRST RUN 0730 NEWS UPDATE - 17 JUNE 2009) ++NIGHT SHOT++ 1. Space shuttle Endeavour on launching pad, strap reading launch has been delayed (FIRST RUN 0830 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 17 JUNE 2009) 2. Mid of news conference 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) LeRoy Cain, Deputy Manager, Space Shuttle Programme: "It's a couple hours from what we obviously wished we were launching today, but we're not, and we're not because we have a problem with the gup, it leaked again when we tanked up, and so we're going to step back and figure out what the problem is and go fix it and then we'll fly as soon as we're ready to safely go do that." 4. Shuttle 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) LeRoy Cain, Deputy Manager, Space Shuttle Programme: "As a result of the scrub we will be targeting our next earliest available launch opportunity which would be after the beta cutout and that will be as early as July 11th and so we'll go work this problem and once we get it fixed and we're confident that we have a solution that's going to work and allow us to go fly safely then we'll proceed forward." 6. Shuttle 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) LeRoy Cain, Deputy Manager, Space Shuttle Programme: "This business that we're in is not for the faint of heart so there are times when we don't get to go fly and that's fundamentally because it's not easy but we recover from these things and it makes us stronger and like problems we've had in the past we'll get past this one as well and move forward." 8. News conference 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Pete Nickolenko, STS-127 Launch Director: "At topping just as what we saw for the first scrub turnaround condition a few days ago at that point the hydrogen leak rate exceeded over 40,000 parts per million which is in violation of our launch commit criteria, at that point we stopped flow and then performed multiple vent valve cycles in an attempt to try to see if we can either potentially unseed any contamination or at least bring the leak rate within specification and in the process of doing that we were unable to successfully bring that leak rate back down and the team concluded that it was not prudent for us to continue any further." 10. News conference 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Pete Nickolenko, STS-127 Launch Director: "I might say that the signature that we saw today is somewhat different from the signature we saw from the experience from Friday evening, this last Friday evening or from STS-119. Now what does that mean, we're not quite sure, we're going to have to let the investigation team and our engineering and other experts determine what that really translates to as we perform the trouble shooting." 12. Shuttle 13. SOUNDBITE: (English) LeRoy Cain, Deputy Manager, Space Shuttle Programme: "We need to step back from this problem and try to understand what is different in our process if anything, somehow we've introduced some other variable or some change albeit maybe very small but our sense is that something has changed and something is different and we need to go re-evaluate, and so in that sense it's too early for me to give you any level of confidence in terms of what we can or can't make." 14. Shuttle STORYLINE: For the second time in less than a week, a potentially dangerous hydrogen gas leak early on Wednesday forced NASA to delay shuttle Endeavour's launch to the international space station, this time until July. Launch officials waited almost an hour after the leak appeared during fuelling, trying to fix it through remote commands, before calling everything off. The leak occurred in the same place as one that cropped up Saturday, in the hydrogen gas vent line that hooks up to the external fuel tank. Between 1 a.m. (0600 GMT) and 2 a.m. (0700 GMT) on Wednesday, engineers opened and closed opened and closed a valve in hopes of stopping the leakage or, at the very least, better understanding it. But that did not work and the countdown was halted just 3? hours before the scheduled predawn launch time. Mission managers had ordered repairs following Saturday's delay. The hookup itself and two seals were replaced. The same repair worked back in March, when a similar leak stalled a shuttle flight. Engineers, however, never found the cause of the problem. Even before hydrogen gas began leaking, a serious situation because of its flammability, NASA was up against a tight deadline for making the 5:40 a.m. (10:40 GMT) launch. Fuelling was delayed three hours by thunderstorms Tuesday night, and the launch team was racing against the clock to catch up. The seven astronauts were still in crew quarters when the leak was detected. It came as a blow considering that they had just gotten a chance, with the start of fuelling, at making the launch. NASA bumped an unmanned moon shot, its first in a decade, to give Endeavour this second chance of flying before a thermal blackout period kicks in. That moon mission, featuring two science probes, is now scheduled for a Friday launch. After Saturday, unfavourable sun angles prevent Endeavour from taking off before July 11. Endeavour was set to deliver the third and last segment of Japan's massive space station lab along with hundreds of pounds of food for the six space station occupants. A new space station resident also was supposed to go up and swap places with a Japanese astronaut who's been up there since March. The space station crew doubled in size late last month. When Endeavour finally flies, it will be one of the longer international space station visits, nearly two weeks docked at the orbiting outpost, and include five spacewalks. Once the shuttle pulls up at the space station, there will be 13 people together in space for the first time ever. Delaying until July is expected to push back the next few shuttle flights. NASA is up against a 2010 deadline for carrying out its final eight shuttle flights, all of them trips to the space station. The White House wants the three remaining shuttles retired and the space station completed by the end of next year. The two launch scrubs cost NASA at least 1 (m) million US dollars, primarily in fuel costs. They could not have come at a worse time. An independent committee that will review the space agency's plans to build a successor to the shuttle and return astronauts to the moon by 2020 will hold its first public meeting Wednesday in Washington. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 06-17-09 0540EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0930: Argentina Molina Wednesday, 17 June 2009 STORY:Argentina Molina- REPLAY Cuban dissident Hilda Molina meets President Fernandez LENGTH: 01:18 FIRST RUN: 0130 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 609911 DATELINE: Buenos Aires, 16/14 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:18 SHOTLIST: June 16, 2009 ++NIGHT SHOT++ 1. Exterior of Argentinian Presidential Palace ++INTERIOR SHOTS++ 2. Various of dissident Cuban surgeon Hilda Molina meeting with Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez 3. Cutaway of photographers 4. Wide of meeting June 14, 2009 5. Molina between members of her family, kissing grandson's cheek, pull out as she is given flowers 6. Molina talking with her grandson 7. Molina with family 8. Molina and family surrounded by reporters STORYLINE: A dissident Cuban surgeon who had been denied permission to leave the island for more than a decade met Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez in the capital Buenos Aires on Tuesday. Dr. Hilda Molina arrived in Argentina on Sunday after the a surprise decision by the Cuban government to allow her to leave. Moline and Fernandez met in the presidential palace. Molina is a prominent physician who defied Fidel Castro by criticising the communist-run island's health care system. Desperate to see her ailing, 90-year-old mother, Dr. Hilda Molina said she wrote directly to Cuban leaders seeking permission to travel. On Sunday, she was able for the first time to hug her Argentine-born grandchildren, ages 13 and 8, and see her mother, who was allowed to leave Cuba months ago Cubans like Molina who dare to openly criticise Cuba's system are often denied permission to leave the country. Cuba also restricts individual foreign travel by its physicians, saying it spends too much training them to allow them to emigrate for higher salaries elsewhere. The surprise travel authorisation, issued on Friday, was seen as a gesture of openness in the era after Fidel Castro ceded power to his brother Raul in 2006 for health reasons. It was also seen as a nod to Fernandez, a Cuba ally who along with her husband and predecessor, Nestor Kirchner, had asked the Castros since 2003 to allow Molina to leave. Molina, who once posed for high-profile photos with Fidel Castro, was a well-known physician at a government institution until 1994, when she resigned after questioning the ethics of using human stem cell tissue in studies on treating ailments like Parkinson's disease. That same year her son left Cuba with his Argentine wife. Molina's travel documents are good for several months. She said she intends to return to Cuba, but not while her mother is in precarious health. 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APTN APEX 06-17-09 0541EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0930: Indonesia Explosion Wednesday, 17 June 2009 STORY:Indonesia Explosion- REPLAY Explosion in coal mine kills at least 28, buries 12 others, feared dead LENGTH: 01:13 FIRST RUN: 0730 RESTRICTIONS: No Access Indonesia TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: METRO TV/RCTI STORY NUMBER: 609961 DATELINE: Western Sumatra - 17 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:13 SHOTLIST METRO TV 1. Various of coal mine entrance 2. Police and rescue team carrying body bag into ambulance 3. Ambulance leaving RCTI 4. Injured person on stretcher being taken into treatment room at the hospital 5. Various of medics treating injured people 6. Paramedics carrying injured person on stretcher 7. Various of people at coal mine 8. Police waiting outside mine tunnel 9. Close up of tunnel entrance STORYLINE: An explosion ripped through a coal mine in western Indonesia, killing at least 28 people and burying 12 others who were feared dead, officials said on Wednesday. Dozens of rescuers tried to reach the trapped men after the Tuesday morning blast, but rock slides and a mix of gas and coal debris forced them to resurface after four hours of digging, the district police chief in West Sumatra province said by phone from the scene. Four bodies were recovered soon after the morning blast at the 300-foot (100-metre) - deep mine in Sawahlunto regency on Sumatra island, he said. Eight more were pulled out late on Tuesday after teams pumped oxygen into the mine shaft to allow rescuers to breathe. The Health Ministry Crisis Centre chief said rescuers have found 11 more bodies, bringing the death toll to 28, including five who were rescued but died at a hospital. Nine survivors are still being treated, two of them in critical condition, the official said. He added that rescuers were still searching for 12 miners. Police were trying to determine what caused the blast. A preliminary investigation said it was triggered by leaking methane gas. The mine, owned by a local company, is 560 miles (900 kilometres) northwest of the capital, Jakarta. Indonesia has some of the world's largest coal deposits and is a major coal exporter. 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APTN APEX 06-17-09 0543EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0930: SKorea NKorea Wednesday, 17 June 2009 STORY:SKorea NKorea- REPLAY Def ministry on NKor missile, Unif Min on NKorea's report on US journalists LENGTH: 01:43 FIRST RUN: 0430 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Korean/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 609948 DATELINE: Seoul, 17 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:43 SHOTLIST 1. Wide of South Korean Defence Ministry Spokesman Won Tae-jae in news briefing room 2. Mid of reporters 3. Cutaway of reporter typing 4. Pan of defence ministry briefing 5. SOUNDBITE: (Korean) Won Tae-jae, Defence Ministry Spokesman: "Currently, Musudan-ri and Dongchang-ri are the subjects of predicted missile launching sites and there was another place that is under the possibility of a medium-range missile launching site. On the base of this knowledge and situation, we are predicting the situation and closely watching North Korea." 6. Close of South Korean newspaper headline reading: (Korean) "North KoreaN ICBM missile seems to be moved to Musudan-Ri" 7. Pan from picture of US President Barack Obama and South Korea President Lee Myung-bak to North Korean soldiers 8. Set-up of deputy spokeswoman for the unification ministry, Lee Jong-joo, walking into unification ministry briefing room 9. Mid of reporters 10. SOUNDBITE: (Korean) Lee Jong-joo, Deputy Spokeswoman for Unification Ministry: "North Korea's Korea Central News Agency announced the judgment of US journalists yesterday 7:40 p.m. On June 8th, through the Korea Central News Agency they reported the result of two journalists and in this case, through their "detailed news report," they reported detailed charges, related regulations, and the process and the result of the trial. A "detailed news report" is the new reporting method that North Korea uses to explain one case in detail." 11. Cutaway of reporters 12. Wide of briefing at Unification Ministry STORYLINE: A South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday his country was "closely watching" North Korea, following suspicions that the communist nation was preparing for another nuclear test. "Currently, Musudan-ri and Dongchang-ri are the subjects of predicted missile launching sites and there was another place that is under the possibility of a medium-range missile launching site," said the spokesman, Won Tae-jae. Also on Wednesday The North warned of a "thousand-fold" military retaliation against the US and its allies if provoked, the latest threat in its drumbeat of rhetoric in defence of its rogue nuclear programme. The warning, carried by the North's state media, came hours after US President Barack Obama declared North Korea a "grave threat" to the world and pledged that new UN sanctions on the regime will be aggressively enforced. Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak met in Washington on Tuesday for a landmark summit in which they agreed to build a regional and global "strategic alliance" to persuade North Korea to dismantle all its nuclear weapons. Pyongyang claims its nuclear bombs are a deterrence against the United States and accuses Washington of plotting with Seoul to topple its secretive regime, led by unpredictable dictator Kim Jong Il, who is reportedly preparing to hand over power to his 26-year-old youngest son. Attention has been focused on North Korea since it conducted a nuclear test - its second - on May 25 in defiance of the United Nations. The UN Security Council responded by toughening an arms embargo against North Korea and authorising ship searches in an attempt to thwart its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Meanwhile North Korea disclosed on Tuesday what it called its evidence against two American journalists sentenced to hard labour for entering the country illegally. Deputy Spokeswoman for Unification Ministry, Lee Jong-joo, spoke about the alleged evidence during a press briefing on Wednesday. The country's official Korean Central News Agency said the journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, documented their journey into communist North Korea. It claims the journalists' video tape says "we've just entered a North Korean courtyard without permission." Before Tuesday's report, little was known publicly about the journalists' arrest on March 17. The timing of its release - just hours before Obama met Lee and days after the UN Security Council issued its new sanctions against the North Korea for the May nuclear test - raised fears the women were being used as political pawns. Ling and Lee, who work for former US Vice President Al Gore's California-based Current TV media group, were sentenced on Monday to 12 years of hard labour in a North Korean prison for illegal entry and "hostile acts." The families of the two journalists say in a statement they "desperately hope" that North Korea will show compassion and free the two women. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 06-17-09 0544EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0930: France Scientology Wednesday, 17 June 2009 STORY:France Scientology- REPLAY Preview of expected Scientology ruling on Wednesday LENGTH: 03:12 FIRST RUN: 0330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Eng/French/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 609914 DATELINE: Paris - 12/16 June 2009 LENGTH: 03:12 SHOTLIST 12 June, 2009 1. Tilt down exterior of a Scientology church in Paris 2. Mid of main entrance of church 3. Posters outside the church 4. Close of church entrance 5.SOUNDBITE (English) Vox pop, Jeff Drea, Paris resident: "Scientology, they call themselves a religion but they are known to be a cult around here. They are a cult, which means... well in a religion you are not supposed to pay a lot of money to join a religion, but in this cult you have to pay so much" 6. Wide of street where the church is located. 16 June,2009 7. Various exteriors of the courthouse 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Fabio Amicarelli, Executive Director of the Church of Scientology International: "It's an inquisition, it's not even a trial, it's really a Torquemada (Tomas de Torquemada a prominent leader of the Spanish Inquisition) style. I think what it's been trying to do here is just to destroy the freedom of thought, the freedom of belief of the French people here. It's not just for scientologists, this is what it is happening in Paris now" 9.Set up shot of Amicarelli walking out of court 10. Tracking shot of lawyer walking into court 11. SOUNDBITE (french) Vox pop, Mauricette Janssenes, Paris resident: "I think that scientology is dangerous like all the other cults because they target people with power. They went to see President Sarkozy. They would not have met a cleaning woman working for example in the Elysee. However, the former president, Jacques Chirac refused to meet Tom Cruise. It is a good thing. Sarkozy did accept, he shouldn't." 12. SOUNDBITE (French) Daniel (no family name given),Paris resident voxpop: "This is an event because the organisation sued has never been condemned as a body." 13. Various of crowd waiting to go inside courtroom 12 June,2009 14. Various exteriors of a separate Scientology church 15. Mid of pamphlets reading (French) 'Find out solutions. Here are the answers to your questions.' 16. Close of entrance to church with founder Ron Hubbard's books in the background. 17. Wide exterior of church STORYLINE A French trial against the Church of Scientology is set to come to an end on Wednesday as the group and seven of its French leaders stand charged of organised fraud and illegal pharmaceutical activity. The Paris trial began late last month and the French prosecutor in charge of the case has asked that fines of euro 2 (m) million (2.77 (m) million US dollars) be levied against the group and its French bookstore, if the two entities are found guilty. Such fines are exceptionally high by French standards. Suspended prison sentences have also been requested against six of the group's French leaders. The group, considered a sect in France, has faced prosecution and difficulties in registering its activities in many countries and could be dissolved if it is convicted. Unusually, the Paris prosecutor's office had recommended the charges be dropped, but the court agreed to take up the case. The trial comes more than a decade after one of the three plaintiffs originally filed a complaint against the Church of Scientology. A young woman said she took out loans and spent the equivalent of euros 21-thousand (29,400 US dollars) on books, courses and "purification packages" after being recruited by the group in 1998. When she sought reimbursement and to leave the group, its leadership allegedly refused. Investigating judge Jean-Christophe Hullin spent years examining the group's activities and in his indictment criticised practices he said were aimed at extracting large sums of money from members and plunging them into a "state of subjection." The investigator questioned what he called the Scientologists' "obsession" with financial gain, and the group's practice of selling vitamins, leading to the charge of "acting illegally as a pharmacy." However the Executive Director of the Church of Scientology International, Fabio Amicarelli, said on Tuesday that the trial was "an inquisition". "I think what it's been trying to do here is just to destroy the freedom of thought, the freedom of belief of the French people here" he said outside the courthouse. The Los Angeles-based Church of Scientology, founded in 1954 by the late science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, has been active for decades in Europe but has struggled to gain status as a religion. The US State Department has criticised Belgium, Germany and other European countries for labelling Scientology a cult or sect and enacting laws to restrict its operations. A guilty verdict in the current French trial could shut down the group's activities in France. The Church of Scientology teaches that technology can expand the mind and help solve problems. It claims 10 (m) million members around the world, including celebrity devotees Tom Cruise and John Travolta. 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APTN APEX 06-17-09 0545EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0930: US Garden Wednesday, 17 June 2009 STORY:US Garden- REPLAY Michelle and children make meal with food from White House garden LENGTH: 03:02 FIRST RUN: 0030 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 609945 DATELINE: Washington DC, 16 June 2009 LENGTH: 03:02 SHOTLIST: 1. US First Lady Michelle Obama bends down to pick up lettuce 2. Mid shot of Michelle Obama cutting out lettuce plant 3. School kids tossing lettuce plants in bowl 4. Kids putting lettuce plants in water bath to rinse 5. Michelle Obama kneeling next to girl 6. Wide shot of Michelle Obama kneeling amid kids 7. Push in to bowl of picked peas and lettuce leaves 8. White House chefs helping kids get ready to cook food 9. Chef helping kids rinse picked peas 10. Michelle Obama shelling peas 11. Student shelling peas, pan to Michelle Obama 12. Kids dredging chicken fillets in flour, egg, and bread crumbs 13. Mid of same 14. Michelle Obama shelling peas 15. Pan from White House down to Michelle Obama and kids setting table outside 16. Kids preparing salads outside 17. SOUNDBITE: (English) Michelle Obama, First Lady: "Today is really the culmination of a lot of hard work. I'm really proud of you all, you kids, all the Bancroft kids for sticking with this process and for joining us here today at the harvest party. This is our reward for all that hard work." 18. Kids sitting at table outside 19. SOUNDBITE: (English) Michelle Obama, First Lady: "Too many kids are consuming high calorie food with low nutritional value and they're not getting enough exercise. It's plain and simple. They're not eating right, and they're not moving their bodies at all." 20. Wide of kids eating and Obama at far end of table 21. Tight shot of kids eating 22. Wide of table STORYLINE: US First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday welcomed fifth-graders back to the White House garden to pick the lettuce and peas they helped plant in the spring. The harvest was the culmination of an ongoing project with Bancroft Elementary School. Many of the students had helped the first lady to plant the vegetable garden in April. And she, in turn, had visited the garden at their school in Washington last month. Mrs. Obama knelt in the dirt and supervised the children in cutting several varieties of lettuce. Together the group harvested 73-pounds of lettuce and 12-pounds of peas from the 1,100-square-foot, L-shaped plot on the South Lawn. Assistant White House chef Sam Kass said the garden has also produced beans, kale, collard greens, chard and herbs. He said the kitchen had been serving the beans from the garden every other day and herbs every night. Later Mrs. Obama joined several of the children in the gleaming stainless steel White House kitchen, where she helped shell the newly harvested peas for a healthy meal. Other children assisted the White House chefs in preparing brown rice and baked chicken. Outside other fifth-graders made salad using the newly picked lettuce and decorated cupcakes baked with honey instead of sugar. Then the first lady helped set picnic tables for the meal, which she called a reward for their gardening. Mrs. Obama said she hopes the garden project educated parents and children across the country about the importance of fruits and vegetables. "Too many kids are consuming high-calorie food with low nutritional value, and they're not getting enough exercise," she said. She said adding more fresh produce to her family's diet made them all feel more energetic. 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APTN APEX 06-17-09 0546EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0930: US Obama Fly Wednesday, 17 June 2009 STORY:US Obama Fly- REPLAY Obama swats a fly during interview LENGTH: 00:40 FIRST RUN: 0030 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only/Mandatory courtesy TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: CNBC STORY NUMBER: 609944 DATELINE: Washington DC, 16 June 2009 LENGTH: 00:40 SHOTLIST: CNBC - AP Clients Only ++MANDATORY COURTESY: CNBC++ 1. Wide of President Barack Obama being interviewed by CNBC correspondent John Hardwood ++MUTE++ 2. Obama speaking as fly flies around his head and he swats at it 3. Wide of interview 4. UPSOUND: (English) Barack Obama, US President: "Hey, get out of here." 5. Wide of Obama as he slaps and kills fly that had landed on his hand 6. UPSOUND: (English) Barack Obama, US President: "Now, where were we? That was pretty impressive, wasn't it? I got the sucker." 7. Obama kicks dead fly away 8. UPSOUND: (English) Barack Obama/US President: " What do you think, Gibbs? It's right there. Do you want to film that?" 9. Push in to dead fly STORYLINE: President Barack Obama, nettled by a fly during a television interview at the White House, took matters into his own hands on Tuesday. Obama, addressing the persistent fly said: "Get out of here." But it did not. So Obama waited for the fly to settle, put his hand up and then smacked the fly dead in one try. Without missing a beat, the president said to CNBC correspondent John Harwood: "Now, where were we." Well, maybe one more second to gloat: "That was pretty impressive, wasn't it? I got the sucker," Obama said. The camera crew was still rolling in the East Room. But Obama didn't mind. He pointed to the vanquished insect on the floor and said, "Do you want to film that?" 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APTN APEX 06-17-09 0547EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0930: Greece Shooting Wednesday, 17 June 2009 STORY:Greece Shooting- REPLAY Greek anti-terror officer shot dead in attack LENGTH: 01:12 FIRST RUN: 0730 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 609962 DATELINE: Athens, 17 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:12 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of street and police and bystanders close to where shooting took place 2. Various of police cordon around scene where officer was attacked 3. Apartment building said to be where witness being protected lived 4. Resident standing on a balcony watching 5. Officers gathered around police cordon 8. People standing around watching 9. Masked investigators at the scene of the attack 10. Police standing at edge of cordon 11. Bystanders watching the crime scene 12. Close-up of police with bullet-proof vests on 13. Wide of scene with investigators and police STORYLINE: Gunmen shot dead an anti-terrorist police officer guarding a witness in a trial against a Greek militant group in central Athens early on Wednesday, authorities said. A police spokesman said that between 15 and 20 shots were fired at the officer by at least three gunmen at about 6:20 a.m. (0320 GMT) in the residential district of Patisia. The spokesman called it a 'cold-blooded murderous attack' and that was not preceded by any warning call and that there had been no immediate claim of responsibility. Greek domestic militant groups have stepped up attacks since the country was struck by massive riots in December, triggered by the fatal police shooting of a teenage boy. But Wednesday's attack marked a severe escalation, and came a few days before the long-anticipated opening of the New Acropolis Museum, which is expected to be attended by dozens of dignitaries from across the world. The officer had just taken over the morning shift of guard duty outside the home of a witness in the trial of the far-left Greek terror group Revolutionary Popular Struggle, known by its Greek acronym ELA. Only the officer was targeted in the attack, with no attempt apparently made to approach the home of the witness. Coroner Philippos Koutsaftis told local media that the officer had died of multiple gunshot wounds to the body and head. Before disbanding in 1995, ELA was blamed for killing a police officer and a Supreme Court prosecutor, as well as scores of bombings over 20 years. More than 30 attacks were aimed at American targets, mostly in the early 1980s, including the bombing of the U.S. ambassador's residence, embassy vehicles, and branches of American banks and companies. In 2004, four people were convicted of being involved with ELA and were sentenced to 25 years in prison. But all have appealed their convictions. The witness the officer was guarding had been involved in the original trial. The officer, a 41-year-old father of one, died at the scene, police said. Forensic experts were collecting evidence from the scene, and the officer's body was not removed for more than two hours. Greece has faced attacks by domestic militant groups for decades. But authorities believed the problem had diminished after the arrest of several members of the country's deadliest group, November 17, following a botched bombing in 2002. 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APTN APEX 06-17-09 0548EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-0930: Austria IAEA Wednesday, 17 June 2009 STORY:Austria IAEA- REPLAY Venue exteriors, IAEA delegates arriving for meeting on Iran, Syria, NKorea LENGTH: 02:30 FIRST RUN: 0830 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 609969 DATELINE: Vienna - 17 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:30 SHOTLIST 1. Exterior wide shot IAEA headquarters 2. Entrance to IAEA building 3. Close up of IAEA flag 4. People entering building 5. Wide of meeting room 6. Close up of Japanese ambassador Yukiya Amano 7. Mid of delegates 8. Cutaway of media 9. Iranian ambassador Ali Ashgar Soltanieh seated 10. Various of Soltanieh writing 11. Wide of boardroom and delegates 12. Mid of Czech delegation talking with Israeli ambassador Israel Michaeli 13. Close up of Chinese delegate 14. IAEA director-general Mohamed ElBaradei arriving and taking seat 15. Cutaway of cameraman 16. Wide of meeting room STORYLINE International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) delegates began arriving in Vienna on Wednesday for a board of governors regular meeting to discuss the nuclear situation in North Korea, Iran and Syria. On Tuesday Syria's nuclear chief suggested the U.N. nuclear agency's discovery of new uranium traces in the country do not harden allegations that Damascus has a hidden nuclear programme. Ibrahim Othman's comments were the first from Syria about the International Atomic Energy Agency's recent announcement that it found unexplained traces of uranium at a Syrian site for the second time. The IAEA has been investigating Syria since Israel bombed a Syrian site in 2007 that the U.S. says was a secret nuclear reactor built with North Korean help. The head of the IAEA on Monday told North Korea to end its course of nuclear confrontation. He also urged Iran to agree to Washington's offer of direct dialogue and called on Syria to cooperate with his agency's investigation. Mohamed ElBaradei's comments at the opening session of the U.N. agency's 35-nation board meeting dovetailed with world concerns about North Korea and Iran. North Korea has announced it is expanding its weapons-capable programme after exploding its second test atomic bomb last month. And beyond the immediate concerns of serious street unrest in Tehran, the re-election of hardline Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has clouded hopes that Tehran may be ready to end its nuclear defiance and meet U.N. Security Council demands that it curb its uranium enrichment. Iran has been referred to the Security Council over suspicions it is hiding nuclear activities and fears that it could retool its enrichment programme from making material for nuclear power into producing weapons-grade uranium used for warheads. Ali Ashgar Soltanieh, Iran's chief delegate to the IAEA, again rejected any such goals, telling The Associated Press on Monday that any assertions that Iran was trying to develop weapons capacity under the cover of a peaceful nuclear programme were nothing more than "politically motivated gestures by some countries." Except for a brief period that ended last year when North Korea broke off talks and resumed its nuclear activities, agency inspectors have been shut out of the country since 2003. The agency has more overview of Iran and Syria, which both remain within the non-proliferation fold as members of the agency. But IAEA attempts to investigate the allegations against Iran and Syria have also been deadlocked. For over a year, both nations have rebuffed agency requests for visits and information meant to help prove or disprove the allegations against them, effectively deadlocking the two investigations. 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HOUSE OVERSIGHT IRS HEARING P2
INT BROLL HOUSE OVERSIGHT IRS HEARING IRS Targeting Investigation IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the loss of an unknown number of emails related to former IRS official Lois Lerner. Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) chairs the committee. 19:16:02 IRS Commissioner John Koskinen takes seat at witness table; Chmn Darrell Issa gavels Cmte to order 19:16:13 Issa: cmte exists to secure fundamental principles.right to know money is well spent, and Americans deserve efficient govt that works for them. Our duty is to protect these rights. Hold govt accountable to taxpayers. 19:16:44 Our job is to work w/ citizen watchdogs and bring reform to federal bureaucracy. 19:17:08 Cmte meets today as we continue our effort to get the truth and full truth on obstruction by IRS and targeting of Americans b/c of their conservative political beliefs. When IRS commish appeared before this cmte, he promised he would produce all of Lerner's emails. He made promises w/out qualification or limitation. Even reiterated for Ranking Member: (plays video - all of Lerner's emails) 19:19:37 Cummings clip.are you going to provide the documents? (Yes). 19:19:58 Issa returns: requested all of Lerner's emails. Told us he would provide all; requested over a year ago, subpoenaed them in August in order to make clear not being complied with, and new subpoena in Feb 2014 when you came to IRS. 19:20:33 Transparency doesn't tell story. Worked to cover up; struck acknowledgement came two weeks after we found some at DOJ. When looking through emails, did you look at justice dept where she sent 1.1 million documents; some 6103 prohibited documents. Did you ever give courtesy of missing emails; instead staff shared statement to Senate Cmte controlled by president's party. Said it'd take two years; welcome back - hasn't been two years. Did you hope you'd run out the clock? 19:21:55 Perhaps you thought Congress wouldn't realize there were missing emails until we found them at DOJ. I called you to testify b/c the American ppl deserve answers about why you hid from American people for years. Didn't begin on your watch. Missing emails were known by many people who have jobs at IRS today under your predecessor and his predecessor. Should concern all of us. 19:22:52 Federal Records Act envisions that impt documents will be maintained not just for investigation, but for perpetuity for benefit of American people. This event, like Watergate, will be studied by future generations w/out Lerner. Subpoenaed you b/c I'm sick and tired of game-playing. You are president's hand-picked man, you testified under oath in march that you'd produce all emails. You took an oath to tell truth. You didn't tell whole truth that you knew on that day. Gave word to produce all emails, questioning what your word is worth if you can't tell us what you know. Do we have to grill you for days, months with every possible way a question can be asked, or will a meaning of a question prompt a complete answer? 19:24:51 American people have no trust in IRS. American people have never loved IRS. No one loves the organization that takes your taxes, then comes back with huge power over lives. Shouldn't be hard to trust IRS. American people deserve this agency, which was previously nonpartisan, need to trust again that it'll be non-partisan. 19:25:37 American people understand that if they did not do right thing five, six, seven years - disallowed. In fact, you only keep for six months, without safeguards. Commissioner, you'll say you produced thousands of documents. That production is printing, then scratching out. It's not producing documents that embarrass you. It's the docs we receive the night before that often tell us what we waited years for. 19:26:50 Tonight will be difficult. We have a problem with you, you have a problem maintaining your credibility. You promised documents, did not. Candid, did not. Subcmte chmn irritated you b/c you felt he questioned your integrity. I defended you, tonight I wish I could take that back. Say tonight: you belive you earned trust before you came here. I believe you need to earn our trust. Failed, either way American people don't believe IRS dealing fairly with them. 19:27:57 ELIJAH CUMMINGS: Get to the heart of accusation Republicans making the past week. Accused of false testimony, or misleading testimony. Accused of false testimony, committing a crime. What are we really saying? Republicans saying that Lois Lerner intentionally destroyed emails, and IRS officials helped her cover it up. Chmn Issa leading the charge. Here are some of the accusations he's made. June 13, Issa suggested that this was "a nefarious conduct that went much higher than Lois Lerner." On June 18, said emails of prominent official don't just disappear w/out a trace unless that was intention. On June 19, he said Lerner made decision not to have this drive recovered. Just this morning he said the justice Dept and WH are interested in seeing she succeeds in hiding. 19:30:01 Issa made accusations w/out briefing from IT officials at IRS who could explain what happened. Without hearing from Commissioner. He testified at W&M, now that we have facts - vastly different story. Our Cmte has obtained no evidence to support claim that Lerner intentionally destroyed emails. Have now obtained evidence showing the exact opposite, that this was a tech problem w/ her computer. Truth, full truth, nothing but the truth. 19:31:11 In Koskinen, he walked though email through email showing she sought help from IRS, went to great lengths to recover data, couldn't do so. Also testified that IRS took extraordinary steps of sending Lerner hard drive to criminal lab, but even they couldn't recover data. Truth, whole truth, nothing but truth. 19:32:00 Lerner received bad news, 'unfortunately not good; sectors bad, data unrecoverable.' If anyone wants actual evidence, now we have it. Ask that all of these emails from July 19, 20, Aug 1, Aug 5 be entered into record. 19:32:47 Issa: without objection - any Lerner emails 19:32:55 Cummings: these are from 2011, showed her computer crashed before she was informed employees in Cincinnati were using search terms. Take issue w/ why they didn't back up data. IRS policy in 2011 was to recycle after six months to save money. Explained policy was changed in 2013 to save all backup data. Fact is long-standing problems with federal record keeping. Bush administration lost millions of emails on AG, Plame, others. 19:34:12 In 2007, Perino admitted they lost 5 million. Said 'We screwed up, trying to fix it.' There has been some progress, believed we should do more, do better. Introduced Electronic Methods Preservation Act. Although this cmte voted on bipartisan basis, it is language that is dead. House Republicans have declined to bring it to the floor for a vote. Should obtain facts, responsible effort to find truth. Shouldn't be an unseemly race to hold first hearing in front of cameras or hyperbolic soundbytes based on least amount of evidence. 19:35:41 In this case, Republicans have tried to link this scandal to the White House. Sincerely hope we will turn to legislation to help federal agencies run more efficiently. 19:36:07 Issa: in today's briefing, after we sent questions to Commission, said they'd answer orally. When asked Lerner didn't intentionally crashed her hard drive, couldn't say she did or didn't. Nothing in emails - couldn't say. 19:36:48 Cummings: IRS IT official briefed - he reviewed documents; asked if Lerner intentionally crashed harddrive. No reason to believe it. Have no reason. He also told Cmte Lerner wanted to recover. Nothing nefarious about loss of emails. When asked whether anyone aware of intentionally destroying documents, he said absolutely not. 19:38:00 Issa: We sent those 48 hours ago so we wouldn't have long hearing. Likely we'll ask you to come back since briefing didn't address questions. 19:38:28 JIM JORDAN: Then tried to spin it. Lerner w/ planted question tried to spin it, then blame someone else; then said IG report was flawed, now they hide the evidence. Bad guy always says, he denies it, blames someone else. Always says officer - I didn't throw gun in river. This would be laughable if it wasn't so serious. One big difference is bad guy on street doesn't get to have his friends run the investigation. 19:39:45 Fact that ?? is running investigation - big Obama donor, is wrong. Bad guy doesn't get to have his friends run investigation. Here's impt point, I hope that someone in administration will have courage to say time for special prosecutor. Dallas Morning News said it's time for one. Twenty-six Democrats stood up with all Republicans and said it's time. 19:40:47 Hope the guy who heads agency, could show independence and have courage to do what 26 dems said six weeks ago. 19:41:20 GERALD CONNOLLY: Mr. Koskinen, stage is set. This is about theatre. Fair play, presumption of innocence, out the window b/c there's an agenda that presupposes some guilt that is based in part on supposition, on paranoia, on conspiracy theory to fire up base of other party, plays well on right wing media outlets. At expense of the truth, semblance of bipartisan cooperation, at expense of trying to fix problems. You don't think for a minute that part of the solution is to provide the IRS with more resources to address its IT problem. Don't think for a minute that the solution would be more agents to deal w/ backlog, or money left on table owed the govt. 19:43:15 Then we come to your honor. I first met you when we were worried about Y2K back in '98-'99. Worried at stroke of midnight, banking system would collapse, all computer systems would go awry. See an honorable public servant, served R and D administrations and was cited for exemplary service, and integrity and personal honor. Fact that you would be subjected to barrage of innuendo and accusation backed up by nothing for purpose of political theatre is wreckless, disgraceful and brings dishonor to this cmte. 19:44:40 there are a number of us who still respect your integrity and understand this dynamic and willing to call it out for what it is. Hope that doesn't shape your faith and hope you will continue your tenure at IRS to clean up what problems there are and make the IRS a more accessible, accountable and efficient agency. That's why you undertook a thankless assignment. 19:45:27 Issa: Ask that HR 1244 placed into record. Now go to Koskinen, commissioner of IRS. 19:45:45 Koskinen rises to take oath 19:46:00 "I do" 19:46:12 Issa: you certainly have some 'splaning to do.' 19:46:25 JOHN KOSKINEN: IRS made massive document production related to review of tax exempt status as explained by TIGTA. Cmtes have received thousands of documents. As of last Friday, more than 27K emails from Lerner, and 18K emails from which Lerner was author or recipient. Investigators given copies of emails three years ago, so should be clear that nobody was keeping info from Congress 19:47:39 Should get redacted versions - 43K from 2009-May 2013. 67K emails; IRS reviewed email from custodial computer account, limited to search terms and identified possibility of issue, wasn't clear whether emails missing, overlooked, etc. Pointed to computer failure in 2011. As we reviewed additional emails, learned long before. In 2011, IRS tried at Lerner's request to recover information. Series of emails recounts series of events. IRS IT said tech still had drive. After receiving assistance, including from HP experts, still couldn't recover data. 19:49:57 As last resource, sent to criminal investigation, but data unrecoverable. 19:50:18 In light of hard drive issue, IRS took multiple steps, ensured that no emails overlooked, producing as much when Lerner author or recipient. Asked whether other 82 had similar difficulties. Determined last week that several additional may have had failures. Not unusual especially at IRS. Since Jan 1, over 2,000 IRS employees have suffered hard drive crashes. Doesn't mean all emails lost. Still assessing. Some custodians apparently lost no emails at all. What emails outside agency are not in 24K Lerner emails sent to other IRS employees. 19:51:59 Should fill gaps, Treasury IG has begun investigation, his report will provide independent review. Committee to working cooperatively; continue to provide updates. 19:52:27 Issa: Remember Brolio Costilio. Gregory Rosen? No. Costilio was on trial for murdering wife, wrongfully received IT contracts from IRS. Rosen took fifth; see Duckworth asking how his ankle hurts. That time, we rely on ability to recover emails as part of chain of discovery. TIGTA, Russell George relies; tomorrow head of Archives 19:53:46 Question I have is how can we expect you have servers that run Microsoft exchange. Capture every email in or out, local hard drive is only place email existed? 19:54:13 Koskinen: there was email on server, even hard copies has or will be provided to Cmte. 19:54:34 Q: if you were properly backing up, including info she selected to delete; 19:54:52 JK: All emails are not part of fed records act. 19:55:06 Q: you were allowing her to retain emails on C Drive, so six months later, not in possession of them? 19:55:24 JK: no, each is limited to 6,000 emails they can hold and store; Agency doesn't have ability to save all emails. $10-30 million to upgrade system. B/c of budget constraints. 19:56:02 Issa: $1.8 billion is IT budget. Is the retention of key documents that American people need to count on, like being treated fairly, isn't that a priority. 19:56:28 JK: If we had the resources. 19:56:34 Q: If IRS doesn't have resources, it won't keep records. Resources are question of whether you retain documents. 19:56:55 Q: You said you'd tell whole truth. You saw that montage. You knew there was a problem w/ Lerner's emails. 19:57:12 JK: I knew there was an issue that nobody knew the ramifications of 19:57:26 Q: did you know an email was missing? 19:57:32 JK: No, first time I knew emails were lost was in April. 19:57:43 Q: you knew in April, told political appointees? 19:57:54 JK: No 19:57:57 Q: Who'd you tell? 19:58:00 JK: Nobody. 19:58:03 Q: IG? Q: Cause anyone to find out. 19:58:05 JK: No. If you have evidence, I'd love to see it. 19:58:13 Q: Issa: I asked you a question. 19:58:32 JK: I said I'd provide all the emails. Three years ago; never said I'd provide emails we didn't have. 19:59:00 Q: My time has expired, I've lost patience for you 19:59:08 CUMMINGS Questions: resources? 19:59:17 JK: $300 million had to be taken from other IT programs. 19:59:37 Q: Many members of Congress suggested Lerner intentionally crashed computer. But Friday you testified about 2011, emails showing opposite. (shows slide of email). 20:00:51 Q: Later that day, IT said nobody can fix it. (slide); next slide July 20; Aug 1 slide; 20:03:49 Q: are you aware of any evidence - docs, emails, (remind you're under oath). Aware of documents, emails or other info from IT professionals that calls into question the legitimacy of these emails? 20:04:18 JK: No. 20:04:21 Q: When you testified, did you know her emails were lost forever? 20:04:39 JK: No. 20:04:51 JOHN MICA: You're probably the guy at the end of the parade with the broom and shovel. 20:06:35 Q: 27 months? Jan '09 to April '11 20:06:42 Q: came on in December; briefed at beginning of January. Testified today there was a problem recovering some of the emails. 20:07:16 JK: learned issue with emails, problem with dates. 20:07:24 Q: Came to cmte, said thought you completed investigation; didn't hear until a few days ago that hard drive crashed and all of this was unrecoverable. Gave us this testimony in March. 20:08:08 JK: In February, briefed me that subject to search terms, issue with date. 20:08:25 Q: Mica: I gave you benefit of the doubt, conflicts, appears you knew and others knew - Congress wasn't informed until recently. 20:08:46 Q: backup contractor - they were dismissed in 2011, do they have backup? 20:09:21 JK: they were under contract for internal disaster recover program; contract was terminated when IRS chief counsel upgraded to outlook 2010. 20:09:44 Q: backup exist? 2005-2011 20:09:48 JK: for 3000 emails in chief counsel's office 20:10:07 Q: did you ask company for info? 20:10:12 JK: All data is inside IRS. 20:10:18 Q: gone too? 20:10:25 JK: all data has been searched. 20:10:37 ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON: I've been impressed by confidence you've inspired. It's as if they saved you the jobs others couldn't do, have guts to do, or have integrity to do. When agency is in trouble, turn to John Koskinen. Offer you an apology 20:11:31 Believe you deserve one, because of accusations designed to sacrificed the reputation of a public service [sic] w/ spotless reputation without a scintilla of evidence. Vile enough to look a man in the face and accuse perjury without evidence. 20:12:19 Whether it is that Lerner crash occurred well before investigation began. She must be clairvoyant. All the evidence is on your side Mr. Koskinen. Line of conspiracy hunting has shifted with the Lerner crash. For the longest time the line of questioning was about one subject. Moved from one scapegoat - just moved off notion this was all a conspiracy directed on behalf of WH. 20:13:17 Lacking evidence, the crash provides new fodder. Have you identified any evidence that IRS employees before or now were part of conspiracy to target political enemies? 20:13:45 JK: I've done no investigations, read IG's report. Nine recommendations, accept all. Impt for public to be confident all fairly treated by IRS. Should understand they'll be treated fairly. If someone else had that issue. Think it's critical public have that confidence. 20:14:27 EHN Q: onto second conspiracy; do you recall IG also testified when asked evidence of political motivation, he said 'we did not' have evidence. Your strong reputation, character should hold you in good stead as you face faceless accusations. Nothing to worry about. Thank you for extraordinary service. 20:15:27 Issa: Wonder if that quote, we can find Lerner's emails. Would commish stand behind? 20:15:48 EHN: sure he was looking for all; 20:15:57 Issa: her crash came after we began investigating. 20:16:08 EHN: therefore she did what? Nothing to do, shouldn't be accused. 20:16:36 Issa: said all eamils 20:16:43 JK: at time, had no idea whether any of those applied. That's what told in April. Didn't know if anything was true. 20:17:08 Issa: if you know difference in numbers, knew the problem, didn't know details. 20:17:22 EHN: should talk before details? 20:17:30 Issa: know there was some sort of problem. Say so. 20:17:41 EHN: lying when you said you'd find them all? 20:17:49 JK: no. 20:18:04 MIKE TURNER (R-OHIO) Have to understand this discussion goes to confidence and issue of ability to do that, integrity. Back to ethics. You agree that you can't be manager, investigator, judge, jury, of matters. There's inherent conflict and basis. 20:18:49 JK: no sure, I'm in charge, accountable. 20:18:59 Q: no crime committed by Lerner? 20:19:06 JK: no evidence. 20:19:10 Q: I can tell you I have no evidence. I dno't have the agency, the FBI, have them take things that can give that. Just b/c you haven't seen all evidence, can't say no crime. 20:19:34 JK: didn't say no crime. 20:19:38 Q: ability to say no crime committed? 20:19:48 JK: no evidence 20:19:54 Q: of course, but can't say no crime committed. 20:20:00 Q: asserted fifth, fear or prosecution, fear of criminal; you can't testify she has no fear of prosecution, if in process of emails destroyed, there were those in agency that knew crime committed, then they committed a crime. 20:20:46 Q: can't say, can only say 'no evidence' - 20:21:02 JK: no evidence whether she beat dog, children, no evidence. 20:21:19 Q: integrity of agency is at risk. Possibly have people committing crimes, Only way to know is pick up phone, ask FBI to pick up phone and ask them to investigate. 20:21:44 Q: will you call FBI? 20:21:49 JK: at this time, IG;. 20:21:59 Q: not criminal 20:22:04 JK: They have ability. 20:22:09 Q: will you call for investigation. You should call FBI; 20:22:33 JK: not going to call FBI. 20:22:41 Q: issue of your personal integrity. 20:22:48 JK: reject suggestion that my integrity depends on calling FBI. IG will issue report. 20:23:02 Q: believe it was a crime, others involved, emails missing could show that, you can't tell me wrong, as commish, you should call FBI. 20:23:24 JOHN TIERNEY - D-massachusetts 20:23:44 Issa: Yield? No. Suspend. 20:23:58 Issa: Caution all members not to characterize the intent or character of members here on dais. 20:24:13 JK: fair game to question integrity of witness? 20:24:20 Issa: Rules of House speak to questioning the integrity of members. Would caution all of us, while Chair questioned testimony was truth or whoel truth, to question motives of witness should be done; 20:25:04 Horsford: has chmn violated own rules? 20:25:26 Issa: State as point of order. 20:25:41 Tierney: Members should reflect credibility on House. People watching today can decide. IG's responsibility to file a report and make recommendations. Or reviewing report, you or others might make recommendations. 20:26:17 JK: correct. 20:26:21 Q: not to that point? 20:26:27 JK: correct 20:26:31 Q: shoot; aim. 20:26:37 Q: discussed tonight anything on subject that wasn't discussed last Friday. 20:26:50 JK: no 20:26:52 Q: testify tmrw, 24th - had they been in touch with you. 20:27:05 JK: Asked whether I was available in morning on Tues; wasn't so went with afternoon. 20:27:21 Q: voluntarily? 20:27:25 JK: always 20:27:29 Q: subpoenaed tonight? (yes) Asked to come voluntarily? (no); explain why urgent? (no). 20:27:59 Q: some might speculate that Camp couldn't do job, suspect, or some kind of competition going on here. But when Chmn Camp heard subpoena, notified of Friday? 20:28:26 JK: Staff needed to know whether available Friday, I told them I could. 20:28:41 Q: how long? 20:28:44 JK: 4.5 hours, 45 minute recess. 20:28:51 Q: I would think all that time that tonight's hearing might be redundant. 20:29:01 JK: similarities to Friday. 20:29:07 Q: only thing different is Chmn Issa has invited Jennifer O'Connor to testify tmrw. Know her (no). Know whether she worked at IRS (understand she did); left in Nov? (understanding). Before emails discovered missing? (yes). 20:29:47 Q: where she works now (WH). Trump Camp? Hope that members will reflect credibility of the House. 20:30:17 JOHN DUNCAN (R-TENNESSEE): in free country, no group of individuals should be targeted. On march 26, Koksinen said no targeting. 20:31:57 Q: more anger today towards IRS than any time in my lifetime 20:33:33 ISSA: knew there was a problem? Sequence problem? 20:33:46 Q: did you ask about problem? 20:33:58 JK: no, 200 people working this issue, said they'd let me know. 20:34:11 Q: took this long to find out missing ones from Lois Lerner? Almost a year? 20:34:22 JK: Took about two months - nobody knew there was a problem. 20:34:33 Q: Inconsistence? 20:34:39 Yes. 20:34:43 Q: why when asked will you deliver, you said you'd find Lerner emails. 20:34:53 Q: Knew there was a problem 20:34:58 JK: nobody knew the ramifications; searched files, at time testified, no one had idea whther emails missing or not. 20:35:21 Q: were you aware? 20:35:25 JK: No 20:35:27 Q: IT people? 20:35:33 JK: IT people were. In late February. 20:35:51 STEPHEN LYNCH (D-MASSACHUSETTS): focused on the evidence. Surprised.originally invited by Camp to testify, then seems like when Issa found out, you were subpoenaed to testify before; then Camp jumps in front of him; billboards, video clip - great showmanship. Worried there'll be a 16-piece orchestra to complete show. 20:37:00 Q: Serious issues, but all fanfare clouding over, disservice to ppl we represent. Would like to focus on the evidence. Going back to the heart of this issue, we did have a situation, that they were using search terms, such as Tea Party, patriots, 9/12, BOLO for groups applying with characteristics. Govt spending, debt, taxes. Stmts criticizing how country was run. That's evidence. When IRS goes after citizens because of this criteria. That is relevant. That's not all they looked for. Search terms regarding progressive, 501c applications, any successor organizations to ACORN. Widespread - not just going after conservative groups, but American citizen. Agree? 20:38:58 JK: Evidence 20:39:02 Q: When emails go missing for 27 months, you realize how that feeds into suspiscion something is going on here. 20:39:26 JK: we found 24K emails in that period. 20:39:34 Q: I think you went at it honestly. When IG looked at it, he was looking at search term, did he look at other issue of missing emails? Was that known to him? 20:39:56 JK: Not known to anyone at that time. IG didn't look at that. He has started investigation of that now. 20:40:18 Q: look at how emails went missing? 20:40:31 JK: should and is, will provide a public report to investigators. 20:40:45 Q: Issa: other drives? 20:40:51 JK: at this point there aren't. Last week said look at other 82 custodians; not clear if emails lost. 20:41:17 Q: Issa: don't know - there may be others? 20:41:25 Issa: enters April report into record, debunks that progressives targeted 20:42:19 PATRICK MCHENRY: understand the fuss and fury? 20:42:33 JK: I understand, having been around Washington, if there has been a hard drive crash, and emails disappeared, matter should be revealed, Appears she was working hard to retrieve emails. 20:43:04 Q: you had ability to share in real time? Why not? 20:43:14 JK: Judgment was share when we had complete view. 20:43:26 Q: for me, this is not about you, or anybody up here, it's about the American people. Your agency sends fear up the spines of every American. One receipt missing, small biz person searches far and wide. Yet you testified Lerner's hard drive crashed and erased emails from Jan 2009 to April 2011. Time we're concerned about targeting. 20:44:23 Q: when you see that type of thing happening, defies. 20:44:36 JK: From April 2011 to May 2013, have significant emails. Point is question is in period of 24K, what are emails sent outside agency. 20:45:18 Q: not question I'm asking 20:45:31 Q: reason I'm asking is want you to convey to American people that running the IRS - did you get it. understand why American ppl look at this.$2 BN IT budget lets hard drive crash. Ridiculous, beyond comprehension. Lerner is the one searching desperately to find hard drive because it could incriminate her. 20:46:33 Q: JIM JORDAN: what date? 20:46:40 JK: April 20:46:44 Q: Date? 20:46:48 JK: April. 20:47:00 Q: Issa - you only know within a month? Could you provide calendar? 20:47:16 JK: look at the entire month 20:47:20 Q: don't know who - talked with people as it goes along 20:47:30 JK: IDK 20:47:34 Q: you don't know? 20:47:37 JK: only know in April I learned some missing, don't know when or who. 20:47:51 Q: GERALD CONNOLLY: July . 20:48:50 Q: doesn't permit to store all emails in active inboxes. 20:49:04 JK: don't have capacity 20:49:09 Q: why? (expense) 20:49:19 JK: $10 to $30 million. 20:49:27 Q: store on hard drive? 20:49:32 JK: No way to get emails into cloud b/c of sensitivity of info. 20:49:50 Q: hard drives crash in older computers. Replace them every three to four years. How often at IRS 20:50:08 JK: sometimes as long as 5-7 years. 20:50:17 Q: aging PCs? 20:50:21 JK: No doubt. Still have thousands running windows XP, moving onto Windows 7. 20:50:35 Q: surely concern we have up here with hard drives crashing and emails not being properly archived/stored, surely the Congress has provided investment, resources to update computer technology? 20:51:06 JK: we are provided significant amounts of money, but less than we need. Budget has gone down regularly over last four years. 20:51:21 Q: budget cut? 20:51:44 JK: that's right. 20:52:00Amazing given our concerns that we wouldn't be providing you with resources. 20:52:13 Q: Surely that'll change? 20:52:18 JK: we have high hopes. 20:52:34 Q: Surely you've been called to see what help you need? 20:52:49 JK: House appropriations, testified. 20:53:03 Q: heart bled for you. 20:53:08 MICA: enter into record weekend of June 21 that IRS had contract starting in 2005; motto of sonosoft if IRS uses sonosoft to backup, why not protect services? 20:54:16 Q: JORDAN: IRS in feb 2014, identified docs that said Lerner computer failure; during review, data was unrecoverable. Mid-march, knew data unrecoverable. 20:54:54 Q: fine, asked when you learned.according to your definition. 20:55:17 JK: don't remember. 20:55:21 Q: send email? 20:55:24 JK: didn't get emails, sure it was someone in person. 20:55:32 Q: major story in 13 months, and you don't remember being told 20:55:43 JK: don't remember who told me. 20:55:48 Q: something on front page. 20:55:54 JK: big agency with 90K people. In middle of filing season. 20:56:06 Q: what'd you do then? 20:56:11 JK: didn't do anything 20:56:15 Q: didn't tell WH 20:56:19 JK: not what politico reported. Didn't tell treasury. 20:56:31 Q: talk to anyone outside? 20:56:39 Q: knew in April, waited two months. 20:56:48 JK: were going to wait until we could give all emails 20:57:01 Q: wait! 20:57:05 JK: complete production. 20:57:18 Q: tell justice department? Criminal investigation going on. 20:57:27 JK: no evidence. 20:57:32 Q: president said get to bottom of this. 20:57:40 JK: never talked to FBI. 20:57:46 Q: incumbent on commish or IRS. Think about FBI investigation, think that person is in trouble? Heck yea. You didn't tell anybody. 20:58:13 Q: did you tell IG? 20:58:19 JK: no, didn't know whether we lost any. 20:58:26 Q: waited two months. At what point obstruction of justice? When you have that kind of critical info, the fact that you didn't tell us, after this for 13 months, hearing on the 26th, you said you would, learned you can't, then said oh by way. 20:59:10 JK: page 5 20:59:15 Q: tell us; 7 page document 20:59:30 Q: ridiculous. 20:59:39 Issa: Ways and Means referred criminal months ago 20:59:55 JACKIE SPEIER: Badgering witnesses is inappropriate and shameful for this cmte to conduct itself in that manner. 21:00:20 Issa: motion? 21:00:30 Speier: back to basics, respect and decorum, virtually every Republican has done. One member is going to walk out. 21:01:06 Jordan: Please yield? 21:01:12 Speier: Better, but no. 21:01:28 Q: enter into record..(so ordered) 21:01:34 Q: why you are serving our country is beyond me, but thank you. You are sterling example of what we do need in this govt. Knows exactly what they're doing. Not going to be bullied. Based on emails we've obtained, Lerner's harddrive crashed Jun 13, 2011. 21:02:20 JK: correct 21:02:24 Q: first email inappropriate - 21:02:40 JK: correct 21:02:43 Q: June 29, informed that they're using inappropriate search terms. IG didn't start until after computer crashed. Lerner's computer crashed before she was informed employees in Cincy, and before congressional or IRS investigation. 21:03:22 JK: yes, archived, but kept emails in account that didn't go down. 21:03:36 Q: archived b/c you don't have data, have to print emails. That's how archaic it is 21:03:56 Q: hearing last Friday, sprung a document on you, argued that IRS sent letter 10 days before Lerner's computer crashed, Chmn Camp sent a letter, then crash 10 days letter. 21:04:31 Q: copy of Camp letter, question asked to then-commish was whether donation was taxable gifts and if gift return should be filed? It's unsettled area of tax law, but applied in some cases. 21:05:12 JK: correct - application of that law. 21:05:19 Q: nothing to do with issue of 501 c4s and terms to identify? 21:05:41 issa enters report into record (koskinen, this is going to be some record). 21:06:20 Letter from Chmn be placed into record 21:06:50 JASON CHAFFETZ: Backup of emails lasted six months? 21:07:04 JK: Yes 21:07:06 Q: So when Lerner found out her email crashed, why not just go to six month tape? 21:07:24 JK: complicated to actually extract. Not sure why didn't do it. 21:07:38 Q: said extraordinary lengths, (backed up) 21:07:51 JK: All I know is back up tapes put everything in one lump, very costly and difficult. 21:08:08 Q: anybody tried? 21:08:11 JK: no indication anybody did 21:08:18 q: testimony of IRS to try hard, went to great lengths, but backed up on tape and they didn't do it? 21:08:34 JK: as far as I know, but two months. 21:08:43 Q: fortuitous.IG was unaware? 21:08:59 JK: he asked whether IG was aware email crashed, but think they did not know. 21:09:13 Q: nobody informed? 21:09:17 JK: not to my understanding 21:09:22 Q: withholding? 21:09:26 JK: IG has access to all emails. 21:09:43 Q: June 3 2011, page 2 - names of officers of any individuals should be subject to gift rules.organizations will trigger audit.that was 2011, he's asking for all emails - why wasn't it brought to attention of cmte? 21:10:23 JK: at that time? 21:10:25 Q: yea 21:10:28 JK: I wasn't there that time.no idea 21:10:42 Q: august of 2013, known years before that some emails were gone. JK: People knew in 2011 there had been a crash. 21:11:08 Q: did you know? 21:11:11 JK: I did not know. Reviewing entire process. 21:11:21 Q: didn't know if we had them all? 21:11:25 JK: at that time. 21:11:32 Q: did you know that you had all emails 21:11:40 JK: 21:11:50 Q: what percentage? 21:11:55 JK: give you 100 percent of emails we have. 21:12:03 Q: years. 21:12:08 JK: I've been there five / six months. 21:12:14 Q: did nothing to indicate at time? 21:12:24 JK: I have testified I didn't know nature of problem. 21:12:45 TAMMY DUCKWORTH: Really amazing to me to read that IRS requires employees to print or file emails as part of record, but all aren't? Absolutely unacceptable that govt agency can't produce emails requested during investigation. Not just issue w/ IRS, govt wide. 21:14:09 Q: Better records keeping? Steps taken? 21:14:16 JK: asked to develop email system easier to search. Told create broader server.reviewing that.move from paper system to electronic system. 21:14:51 Q: archives/records administration sent letter regarding IRS.. 21:15:03 JK: haven't seen letter 21:15:07 Q: required to request report of investigation of unauthorized disposal of federal records.common place; sent 92 similar requests to Bush administration. 21:15:44 JK: cooperate with all investigations..searched all Lerner emails 21:16:13 Q: Accurate to say when you found out some emails lost, still trying to recover, but located in other hard drives, you could recover that email - existed somewhere else? 21:16:51 JK: yes. 21:16:56 Q: when you found out unlikely to recover, IRS still trying to recover emails from other 82? 21:17:12 JK: correct, still producing emails post-crash, 43K committed to produce. 21:17:28 Q: Fair to say 21:17:36 JK: true, challenge, still moving people off XP to Windows 7 21:17:52 TIM WALBERG: Said Lerner trying to find her emails, understand why there are some Lerner plead Fifth b/c she felt to answer might incriminate her, incrimination could come from information coming in those emails 21:18:39 JK: no way of knowing was her concerns were. 21:18:49 Q: never will.have you fired anybody on your staff that didn't give you enough info so you'd make stmt more accurate? 21:19:18 JK: didn't fire anyone.no basis for firing. 21:19:32 Q: Oversight hearing 21:19:38 JK: great lengths of that hearing were about subpoena, Lerner emails agreed upon. 21:19:51 Q: understand anger? 21:19:56 JK: understand concerns about whether we have all her emails. 21:20:07 Q: isn't much help coming. President himself said May 15 inexcusable. Right to be angry about it.won't tolerate. Power to tax is power to destroy. We've seen that. People w/ First Amendment liberties being targeted by IRS. 21:21:08 You said to me back on March 26, slide from quote. 21:21:41 Q: stand by stmt? 21:21:45 JK: do 21:21:49 Q: issued raised? 21:21:53 JK: satisfied in regard to this issue. 21:21:59 Q: how many hard drives failed? 21:22:06 Since January, 2000. 21:22:11 Q: how many you? 21:22:15 JK: Once. Discusses percentages 21:22:31 Q: all of these people, mysterious experience on this information, information probably caused Lerner to plead fifth. 21:22:53 JK: not mysterious. 21:22:56 Q: mysterious for American people.stonewalling, very disappointed. 21:23:14 Chaffetz: Op-Ed from Chicago Tribune.More smoke from IRS. 21:23:26 STEVEN HORSFORD: Hearing has been quite an embarrassment. Engaged in conspiracy directed by WH, but Cmte nor IG has identified any evidence to back up allegation. Whole charade.motives of hearing itself. Integrity of hearing itself. Fact that Chmn has continued to conclude the outcome w/out allowing the info to be presented in impartial and complete way so members can do our job as we are elected to do. 21:24:43 This is a serious cmte, serious responsibilities, want to get to bottom of things, wrongdoing at IRS, we should fix it. But can't fix it when the House Republicans continue to establish unfounded allegations against what we do have - the facts. Entitled to own opinion, but not own facts 21:25:26 Q: Any evidence IRS employees part of conspiracy? 21:25:36 JK: Not aware of any evidence 21:25:42 Q: same answer from 41 other witnesses. Treasury, IRS, DOJ. Senior group managers came up with screening. 21:26:14 JK: understanding, haven't done any independent investigation. 21:26:22 Q: conservative republican. None of 41 told WH suggested or knew about conduct when it was going on. 21:26:48 JK: My understanding from what I read in newspapers, didn't independently determine that 21:27:06 Q: when IG testified in 2013, asked by Levin whether any evidence of political motivation.IG said we did not. Doubt IG's findings? 21:27:34 JK: I do not. 21:27:36 Q: WH sent a letter to Camp; letter explained WH searched its records and didn't identify any emails from Lerner and executive office of President. (June 18). 21:28:09 Horsford: Allegations are unfounded.hope that we put these reckless accussations to rest and focus on the facts. One statement I agree.public is upset, behavior of chmn and cmte. 21:28:50 Issa: time expired. 21:28:57 Horsford mic cut off. 21:29:05 Issa: article by Josh Hicks.shows that bonuses paid to IRS employees were $89 million.opposed to $10 million to retain critical documents 21:29:33 PAUL GOSAR: do you understand gravity of what America feels in regards to IRS? 21:30:05 JK:. 21:30:19 Q: Nixon Watergate.Judicial watch. 21:31:23 Q: read paper? (yes) should be aware of it. 21:32:05 JK: High profile challenge. That's my approach over 45 years. 21:32:11 Q: divide and conquer? 21:32:44 JK: Hear from frontline workers as well 21:32:52 Q: bothered by Lerner's conduct? Talking question from audience 21:33:02 JK: not normal way people would behave. 21:33:16 Q: taking fifth - odd? 21:33:22 JK: got her own lawyers. 21:33:26 Q: typical? 21:33:32 JK: I'm not aware whether that's way it's done 21:33:40 Q: seen anyone else take fifth? 21:33:50 JK: never seen anyone else take fifth 21:33:59 Q: Gowdy had problem. Trust him. If you had management style. If you knew who told you. 21:34:16 JK: at least five different people reporting to me. 21:34:25 Q: should know.all have same task? 21:34:31 JK: 4-5 involved in production effort, info from several different people. 21:34:51 Scott Desjarlais 21:35:20 Q: number to upgrade? ($10-$30 million). 21:35:43 Q: bonuses.did you know that number. $89 million just in 2012 alone. Could have upgraded equipment. 21:36:15 JK: 89,000 employees.so $1000 each. 21:36:28 Q: $1 million to employees with back taxes. 21:36:40 JK: that issue has come up more recently. 21:36:51 Q: hold everybody to same standards? 21:36:58 JK: same - as we've gone forward, negotiated with union. 21:37:17 Q: did IRS improperly target? 21:37:24 JK: IG report says improper criteria used. Goal is for this not to happen again. 21:37:48 Q: said targeting? Wapo? 21:37:55 JK: used targeting word once, my point is IG report says improper criteria 21:38:26 Q: ever coached to say it that way? More palatable? 21:38:37 JK: no, that's what IG report says 21:38:43 Q: nobody? 21:38:46 JK: nobody tells me what to say. IG report said inappropriate criteria. 21:39:00 Q: leadership at top? 21:39:06 JK: believe leadership at top 21:39:13 Q: special prosecutor? 21:39:17 JK: now six; seven investigations. Once IG gives report, start to decide next step. 21:39:37 Q: clean image of IRS? 21:39:42 JK: clean when we hear from IG and see whether he finds any malfeasance. 21:39:58 TREY GOWDY: Explain was foliation of evidence? 21:40:19 JK: No idea 21:40:27 Q: if you fail to keep documents, jury infers - foliation of evidence. 21:40:46 JK: practiced law, gave it up for lent, never went back. 21:40:56 Q: when party has duty to preserve evidence, negative to infer. Right to infer. 21:41:20 JK: if you destroy evidence and people could prove it, not good. 21:41:33 Q: negative inference.they failed to keep documents, draw negative inference. So if it's true it applies to taxpayer? 21:41:52 JK: trial? Jury? 21:41:56 Q: I'm glad you mentioned it. Said multiple times that no evidence you found of criminal wrongdoing. 21:42:15 Q: what statutes? 21:42:22 JK: none 21:42:27 Q: don't know what's at play? What did you evaluate? 21:42:37 JK: common sense 21:42:40 Q: you have said today no evidence of criminal wrongdoing. I'm asking what you reviewed? 21:42:52 JK: None 21:42:55 Q: You have no idea. 21:43:01 JK: No evidence of wrongdoing. 21:43:09 Q: What did Lerner say FCC will save day? 21:43:21 JK: No idea? 21:43:25 Q: 1842..violation? you haven't looked. 21:43:38 jk: w/ regard to production of Lerner emails, no evidence of wrongdoing. What else went on with Lois Lerner. 21:43:58 Q: you're just saying you didn't engage in any? 21:44:04 Q: no saying no criminal with regard to targeting 21:44:15 JK: people making judgments. 21:44:24 Q: we will never know bc/ you didn't keep the evidence. 21:44:35 JK: no emails from WH, have all treasury emails, so basic argument. 21:44:48 Q: you're repeating a talking point. Jay Carney perpetuated myth it was two rouge agents. 21:45:05 JK: not that I know of 21:45:08 Q: who said not a smidgeon of corruption? 21:45:21 JK: president 21:45:25 Q: you want to blame us for bringing WH into it? 21:45:32 JK: all I said is WH revealed no lois lerner emails. To extend that Lerner was conspiring, haven't seen. 21:45:58 BLAKE FARENTHOLD: People in district frustrated.if we came back and said don't have resources to comply with tax law, wouldn't let me skate. 21:47:02 JK: Done by office of information and regulatory affairs. 21:47:13 Q: familiar with federal records act. 21:47:21 JK: yes 21:47:23 Q: reads act.your IRS manual says print out emails. Who decides? 21:47:42 JK: employees provided b/g and they make decision. 21:47:52 Q: so if they don't like it. 21:47:59 JK: trained many. 21:48:04 Q: in response, you indicated search terms. 21:48:12 JK: search terms for all 21:48:16 Q: how for hard copy emails? Go through records? 21:48:23 JK: Yes 21:48:33 Q: easier in electronic form 21:48:41 JK: no doubt 21:48:48 Q: print records out.so I did google search.average side of word document. 64,782 of 9 pages per gigabyte, terabyte is 64.8 million documents. Terabyte hard drive for $60; buy two.cost to print is 5 to eight cents.looks to me like for every terabytes, you'd save $21 million in printing fees. 21:50:07 Q: spend $5K; 21:50:25 JK: not in our system you can't. 21:50:32 Q: not in exchange server? 21:50:41 JK: I'm told $10 million.. If we're printing $21 million. 21:51:08 THOMAS MASSIE: 21:51:46 JK: email was in her account, she had that email, focused on hard drive where she had archived. 21:51:58 Q: they're saying it's gone, but what about emails from servers? 21:52:17 JK: haven't seen anything about backup tapes. 21:52:26 Q: Was hard drive replaced? 21:52:35 JK: Yes, IG has it. 21:52:42 Q: could we see if she was deleting emails? 21:52:59 JK: haven't looked at that, but produced all these emails, possible to take a look 21:53:10 Q: 3-5% hard drives failed, 1/30.Camp sent letter to IRS; hard drive failed in 10 days, probability is 1 in 1000. 21:53:48 JK: not way probability works - same probability - flip a coin. 21:53:53 Q: I took class at MIT. 21:54:11 JK: must have taken a different probability class. 21:54:21 Q: 21:54:26 JK: don't know what the list looks like. 21:54:39 Q: 21:54:41 JK: Investigating.will provide a full report. 21:54:53 Q: not questioning your integrity. But question your judgment not sharing information with us. Had suspicion.bad news never gets better with age. What I want to ask you, any other anomalies in data or retrieval that you can think of now? 21:55:30 JK: Not aware of any.other than pursuing other custodians. 21:55:48 Q: similar bad news,.share it now 21:55:55 JK: don't know of any other bad news as you put it. 21:56:01 Q: if we had a flat tax or fair tax? 21:56:09 JK: support chmn camp, be helpful if I can. 21:56:27 Q; DOUG COLLINS: Imagination.Agency in Cincy decides to look into certain files.don't tell Washington or anyone else know. When Chmn of our Cmte makes an inquiry, hard drive fails, two weeks later.then Cincinnati tells.seen Fifth taken. 22:02:35 MARK MEADOWS: What records do you keep? 22:03:06 JK: anything about impt policies. 22:03:15 Q: anything in transaction of agency actions. 22:03:24 JK: exam 22:03:27 Q: none of Lerner's emails are part? 22:03:40 JK: provided printed emails 22:03:45 Q: all? 22:03:50 JK: not all are record 22:03:54 Q: I haven't read many, but of the 67K, many are not official record. 22:04:14 Q: says they need to be machine readable 22:04:23 Q: If I'm following your manual..breaking law? 22:05:10 JK: didn't advise archivist.didn't know whether official records or not. 22:05:32 Q: letter from Archives expressing concern? 22:05:41 Q: really a money problem? 22:05:52 JK: would be in much better shape, told we didn't have funds to do it. 22:06:05 Q: if you don't have money to comply, that's ok? Ok to break law as long as they don't have money? 22:06:16 JK: don't think we established that IRS broke the law. 22:06:28 Q: some records are missing 22:06:35 JK: no idea.there are missing emails 22:06:39 Q: reasonable person think in thousands of emails, one official record 22:07:04 JK: we don't know if thousands are missing 22:07:12 Q: reasonable person? 22:07:16 JK: last time I checked 22:07:21 Q: are you aware $49 million spent on conferences.2010-2012, according to TIGTA. 22:07:47 JK: not aware of number. 22:07:53 Q: think you could have moved some of that $49 million? 22:08:05 JK: don't know details or those events, resolved long before I arrived. 22:08:26 Q: issa follows up, I don't know. If there was money wasted, could have been used for this purpose. 22:08:41 KERRY BENTIVILIO: Who reports regularly? 22:09:03 Q: names and titles? 22:09:08 JK: Happy to provide them 22:09:15 Q: objectivity vs neutrality? 22:09:28 JK: 22:09:32 Q: synonyms; no judgment; no stance 22:09:47 JK: every American has an interest. 22:09:55 Q: non partisan? 22:09:58 JK: non-partisan, but doesn't mean don't have an interest 22:10:09 Q: back? 22:10:14 JK: Hatch act. 22:10:17 Q: official duty? 22:10:20 JK: prohibited 22:10:29 Q: lose their jobs? 22:10:32 JK: I think so, there are professionals. 22:11:08 JK: I'm objective about it, comes with the territory. 22:11:20 Q: seems to me, if someone was carried away, apologize, fix it. But IRS isn't doing that. 22:11:34 JK: Weurfel and I said if anyone targeted, discriminated, I'm committed won't happen again. 22:12:01 Q: seems to me should have said, they made a mistake, punish them. 22:12:14 JK: People involved in chain of command are all gone. 22:12:23 Q: all retired? 22:12:26 JK: except ones in 1600 22:12:39 Q: JORDAN: said in april, didn't communicate with WH. April of this year, Treasury, WH counsel; How'd Treasury Chief Counsel find out? 22:13:13 JK: I don't know 22:13:20 Q: so somebody at IRS told chief counsel? 22:13:29 JK: meet regularly 22:13:34 Q: why not tell them? 22:13:38 JK: I don't report to treasury 22:13:46 Q: did you tell someone else to tell WH? 22:13:53 JK: No 22:13:55 Q: who at IRS told counsel? 22:14:07 JK: I don't know who it is. 22:14:15 Q: Send an email to all employees, who ever told WH counsel, I want to know who person is so I can tell Cmte and we can question them. 22:14:45 JK: haven't talked to Treasury. 22:14:56 HOSFORD: over time 22:15:17 Issa: I'm cutting you off again. We will maintain order. Cite within rules a point of order whether rules are being properly adhered to. Speier did a good job. Use a parliamentarian. 22:15:53 Q: RON DESANTIS: Haven't reviewed that letter? 22:16:17 JK: I scanned. 22:16:21 Q: that letter requested docs be backed up 22:16:35 JK: backup tapes.no server 22:16:43 Q: never got emails back, even though Congress requested, IRS didn't care. 22:16:57 JK: Knew there was a problem.advised there was an issue. 22:17:10 Q: you promised cmte, montage, yes we'll do it. Never disclosed there were real problems 22:17:32 JK: I didn't know they were real problems. 22:17:38 Q: in February, what we knew was there was a problem b/c looking at it as timeframe, appeared not enough emails in timeframe. Reason to believe you were short of emails. 22:18:03 JK: review team did that. I knew problem emails spread in timeframe, didn't know details. 22:18:25 Q: chaffetz going back and forth, you told him you'll get emails, stored in servers. Why say that if you knew there was a problem, and backup tapes only saved for six months? 22:18:51 JK: at that time, pulled all of emails and put into server system, way we search them. Pool. 22:19:16 Q: you testified possibility this was coming up short. Chose not to disclose. 22:19:38 Q: why didn't you disclose? 22:19:44 JK: when we'd find out facts of details, I'd explain. Last Monday, learned custodians had hard drive crashes, three days later wrong. 22:20:08 Q: duty of candor to American people. Maybe you weren't kept up, following closely enough, but this is impt. Avg taxpayer presumed guilty. IRS is in situation where they can say computer crash, probability, 10 days after Camp asked for information. Don't think American people are satisfied. 22:21:13 JK: When we're dealing with taxpayers, we are open to producing other evidence consistent. Legal precedent.if actions produce support, acceptable. We'll work w/ taxpayers trying to make sure that any supporting information, we'll take that. 22:22:22 Q: ISSA: Only few members left for 2nd round. 22:23:03 Cummings: 22:23:37 thank you for giving a damn about our country. When under Republican and Dem administrations you have been highly regarded. I've said it before, we're better than that. We are a better country. We are a better committee than that. 22:24:20 When I reviewed IRS employee intvs, said they were constantly asked about their party affiliation and that kind of thing. Some are Republicans, some Democrats, one even described himself as very conservative Republcian, but said they left party hats at the door. 22:25:03 know why? Make sure to do job in a way that was fair to all Americans. And so yeah there are issues, but sometimes I sit here and listen to all of this, and somebody asked me about this cmte, said if you were to leave cmte, what would you most regret? I'd mourn for what could have been. 22:25:45 We are a cmte of OGR, and I'm glad that IRS took nine recommendations of IG, appointed by Rs, same IG that said no WH involvement, but just push facts over there, let's see what we can do to him.but you know what, I care about your reputation. 22:26:47 Then having to come in here, and go through this hell. Don't think anybody up here is perfect. All of us have had problems. All of us are walking wounded, if we aren't we just keep on living. Want to thank you very much. If any kind of inappropriate,. 22:28:14 JORDAN: get all the information, get full story. 22:29:00 JK: had no idea in March whether serious problem, just issue. 22:29:09 Q: your testimony is wanted all the facts, thought that was impt, yet one of your employees told Treasury and WH in early April. So if so impt, why not tell employees not to tell? 22:30:07 JK: Didn't think if somebody - didn't tell anybody what not to do. Said pull all facts, make public disclosure. 22:30:27 Q: not what happened.knew about it, talked in April. That's what we're concerned about. A good manager would say, let's get truth, tell everyone at same time. If it's ok? 22:31:07 JK: wouldn't make a big deal 22:31:12 Q: same party 22:31:14 JK: no idea 22:31:16 Q: WH knew in April 22:31:24 JK: WH found out from Treasury. 22:31:38 Q: Someone from Treasury 22:31:45 JK: yeah 22:31:49 Q: find out who that was. 22:31:57 JK: I'll do my best. 22:32:12 ISSA: Maybe WH wouldn't release same way as House Ways and Means 22:32:35 Q: hasn't WH selectively leaked in past? 22:32:44 JK: don't know 22:32:47 Q: isn't it true when it favors, release? Hold back when don't? 22:32:57 Issa: I'm a little insulted. 22:33:14 Horsford: 22:34:45 Issa repeats assertion, but said something different in previous hearing. As far as you can tell, 2008, and now, is Republican administration then, Dem now. Fact is IRS and many other agencies have struggled for years. GAO, national archivist have reported on problem repeatedly. What can you do on steps taken to restore IRS? 22:35:53 JK: Reviewing all of our activities. Asked at a minimum, create electronic searchable system. 22:37:32 Q: commend you; Oversight Cmte, but also Govt Reform Cmte. Would like to hear your recommendations on how to move forward. Not one hearing on how to implement is a flaw in way. 22:38:40 Massie: Appreciate patience and stamina. One June 3, 2011, Camp letter.requested emails be provided / preserved. Know her hard drive crashed b/c of ticket filed with IT? 22:39:26 JK: correct 22:39:29 Q: would you provide all tickets? (JK, yes) 22:39:40 Issa: nearing the end. You say you didn't know Lerner. 22:40:12 JK: assume it was office computer. 22:40:20 Issa: employees download emails to laptops and leave building. (Office computer is often laptop). To your knowledge are laptops limited so they may not employ USB drives? 22:41:01 JK: they are now, years ago, thumb drives were usable, but all encrypted. 22:41:32 Q: also Best Buy, Lerner's laptop, if it had USB to local drive, could have moved them to USB external drives or thumb drives. 22:41:59 JK: sounds right. 22:42:03 Q: so for American people, possible, probably that every day individuals leave IRS on laptops that they take home. 22:42:25 JK: correct to my knowledge. 22:42:32 Q: so Lerner, an attorney, may have made a copy, could have it on USB product, or any kind or product? 22:42:48 JK: that's correct 22:42:53 Q: Lerner may have made copies of this before failure. When DOJ, was she asked those questions? 22:43:09 JK: I have no idea 22:43:13 Q: did she have USB or product? 22:43:17 JK: I have no knowledge 22:43:21 Q: laptop or dual purpose? 22:43:26 JK: I don't know. 22:43:31 Q: 90,000 computers that use local hard drives to store info and emails instead of on the server because disappears? 22:43:54 JK: server will keep until 6K, then notice to archive; backup tapes are separate. 22:44:17 Q: I spent a lot of time in electronics, passion for this.aware that if you back up system every six months, the cost we'd be looking at would be cost of tape drive.wouldn't be $10 million 22:45:00 JK: don't think so. 22:45:03 Q: with limited budget, if you bought 12 sets of cartridges. Could have backed up systems.for fraction? 22:45:30 JK: correct, but simply - if not searchable. 22:45:46 Q: when Waxman, conversion from LOTUS, failed to have good backups. Restored countless emails so Presidential records act would be upheld. Waxman didn't care it cost 24 million. Cmte did image-back restorations. Had you done, had IRS done, $10s of thousands of dollars. 22:46:47 JK: would have cost a lot of money to get emails off recovery tapes. That's not what disaster recovery tapes are meant to do 22:47:14 Q: why cost so much, we only wanted Lerner emails 22:47:24 Q: I'll read you a piece of it. Andrew Jackson, still burned and complaining through Congress, petitions in 1803 to recover for loss of revenues.put that in record b/c National Archives and Archivist maintains amazing amount of documents and recovers. Gen. Jackson wanting money back may not be anything but humorous, but part of wealth of information American people have access to across the street. 22:48:58 Q: you said more money if maintain records, hope that when you scrub that $10 million and go back and ask whether to meet requirement of national archives having access to wealth they need. 22:49:32 Q: Horsford correct, maintain transparency, for the next generation as much information as we possibly can. 22:50:28 Q: lastly, guess $111 per employee computer, could easily have covered by downgrading local drives.very little reason to have large local drives. 22:50:59 Q: Lastly, sent 50 questions Saturday afternoon..48 hours.no response other than short oral briefing. 22:51:23 JK: hard to get people together on Sunday. 22:51:35 Q: eight hours of workday today, there'll be additional questions.see if you can figure out whether 1st of April you learned, seven days after you testified, and narrow down who told you about it? 22:52:11 Q: question about how WH came to know.for that purpose, we will now recess. Pleased to adjourn, for now recess subject to recall.
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HOUSE OVERSIGHT IRS HEARING P1
INT BROLL HOUSE OVERSIGHT IRS HEARING IRS Targeting Investigation IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the loss of an unknown number of emails related to former IRS official Lois Lerner. Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) chairs the committee. 19:16:02 IRS Commissioner John Koskinen takes seat at witness table; Chmn Darrell Issa gavels Cmte to order 19:16:13 Issa: cmte exists to secure fundamental principles.right to know money is well spent, and Americans deserve efficient govt that works for them. Our duty is to protect these rights. Hold govt accountable to taxpayers. 19:16:44 Our job is to work w/ citizen watchdogs and bring reform to federal bureaucracy. 19:17:08 Cmte meets today as we continue our effort to get the truth and full truth on obstruction by IRS and targeting of Americans b/c of their conservative political beliefs. When IRS commish appeared before this cmte, he promised he would produce all of Lerner's emails. He made promises w/out qualification or limitation. Even reiterated for Ranking Member: (plays video - all of Lerner's emails) 19:19:37 Cummings clip.are you going to provide the documents? (Yes). 19:19:58 Issa returns: requested all of Lerner's emails. Told us he would provide all; requested over a year ago, subpoenaed them in August in order to make clear not being complied with, and new subpoena in Feb 2014 when you came to IRS. 19:20:33 Transparency doesn't tell story. Worked to cover up; struck acknowledgement came two weeks after we found some at DOJ. When looking through emails, did you look at justice dept where she sent 1.1 million documents; some 6103 prohibited documents. Did you ever give courtesy of missing emails; instead staff shared statement to Senate Cmte controlled by president's party. Said it'd take two years; welcome back - hasn't been two years. Did you hope you'd run out the clock? 19:21:55 Perhaps you thought Congress wouldn't realize there were missing emails until we found them at DOJ. I called you to testify b/c the American ppl deserve answers about why you hid from American people for years. Didn't begin on your watch. Missing emails were known by many people who have jobs at IRS today under your predecessor and his predecessor. Should concern all of us. 19:22:52 Federal Records Act envisions that impt documents will be maintained not just for investigation, but for perpetuity for benefit of American people. This event, like Watergate, will be studied by future generations w/out Lerner. Subpoenaed you b/c I'm sick and tired of game-playing. You are president's hand-picked man, you testified under oath in march that you'd produce all emails. You took an oath to tell truth. You didn't tell whole truth that you knew on that day. Gave word to produce all emails, questioning what your word is worth if you can't tell us what you know. Do we have to grill you for days, months with every possible way a question can be asked, or will a meaning of a question prompt a complete answer? 19:24:51 American people have no trust in IRS. American people have never loved IRS. No one loves the organization that takes your taxes, then comes back with huge power over lives. Shouldn't be hard to trust IRS. American people deserve this agency, which was previously nonpartisan, need to trust again that it'll be non-partisan. 19:25:37 American people understand that if they did not do right thing five, six, seven years - disallowed. In fact, you only keep for six months, without safeguards. Commissioner, you'll say you produced thousands of documents. That production is printing, then scratching out. It's not producing documents that embarrass you. It's the docs we receive the night before that often tell us what we waited years for. 19:26:50 Tonight will be difficult. We have a problem with you, you have a problem maintaining your credibility. You promised documents, did not. Candid, did not. Subcmte chmn irritated you b/c you felt he questioned your integrity. I defended you, tonight I wish I could take that back. Say tonight: you belive you earned trust before you came here. I believe you need to earn our trust. Failed, either way American people don't believe IRS dealing fairly with them. 19:27:57 ELIJAH CUMMINGS: Get to the heart of accusation Republicans making the past week. Accused of false testimony, or misleading testimony. Accused of false testimony, committing a crime. What are we really saying? Republicans saying that Lois Lerner intentionally destroyed emails, and IRS officials helped her cover it up. Chmn Issa leading the charge. Here are some of the accusations he's made. June 13, Issa suggested that this was "a nefarious conduct that went much higher than Lois Lerner." On June 18, said emails of prominent official don't just disappear w/out a trace unless that was intention. On June 19, he said Lerner made decision not to have this drive recovered. Just this morning he said the justice Dept and WH are interested in seeing she succeeds in hiding. 19:30:01 Issa made accusations w/out briefing from IT officials at IRS who could explain what happened. Without hearing from Commissioner. He testified at W&M, now that we have facts - vastly different story. Our Cmte has obtained no evidence to support claim that Lerner intentionally destroyed emails. Have now obtained evidence showing the exact opposite, that this was a tech problem w/ her computer. Truth, full truth, nothing but the truth. 19:31:11 In Koskinen, he walked though email through email showing she sought help from IRS, went to great lengths to recover data, couldn't do so. Also testified that IRS took extraordinary steps of sending Lerner hard drive to criminal lab, but even they couldn't recover data. Truth, whole truth, nothing but truth. 19:32:00 Lerner received bad news, 'unfortunately not good; sectors bad, data unrecoverable.' If anyone wants actual evidence, now we have it. Ask that all of these emails from July 19, 20, Aug 1, Aug 5 be entered into record. 19:32:47 Issa: without objection - any Lerner emails 19:32:55 Cummings: these are from 2011, showed her computer crashed before she was informed employees in Cincinnati were using search terms. Take issue w/ why they didn't back up data. IRS policy in 2011 was to recycle after six months to save money. Explained policy was changed in 2013 to save all backup data. Fact is long-standing problems with federal record keeping. Bush administration lost millions of emails on AG, Plame, others. 19:34:12 In 2007, Perino admitted they lost 5 million. Said 'We screwed up, trying to fix it.' There has been some progress, believed we should do more, do better. Introduced Electronic Methods Preservation Act. Although this cmte voted on bipartisan basis, it is language that is dead. House Republicans have declined to bring it to the floor for a vote. Should obtain facts, responsible effort to find truth. Shouldn't be an unseemly race to hold first hearing in front of cameras or hyperbolic soundbytes based on least amount of evidence. 19:35:41 In this case, Republicans have tried to link this scandal to the White House. Sincerely hope we will turn to legislation to help federal agencies run more efficiently. 19:36:07 Issa: in today's briefing, after we sent questions to Commission, said they'd answer orally. When asked Lerner didn't intentionally crashed her hard drive, couldn't say she did or didn't. Nothing in emails - couldn't say. 19:36:48 Cummings: IRS IT official briefed - he reviewed documents; asked if Lerner intentionally crashed harddrive. No reason to believe it. Have no reason. He also told Cmte Lerner wanted to recover. Nothing nefarious about loss of emails. When asked whether anyone aware of intentionally destroying documents, he said absolutely not. 19:38:00 Issa: We sent those 48 hours ago so we wouldn't have long hearing. Likely we'll ask you to come back since briefing didn't address questions. 19:38:28 JIM JORDAN: Then tried to spin it. Lerner w/ planted question tried to spin it, then blame someone else; then said IG report was flawed, now they hide the evidence. Bad guy always says, he denies it, blames someone else. Always says officer - I didn't throw gun in river. This would be laughable if it wasn't so serious. One big difference is bad guy on street doesn't get to have his friends run the investigation. 19:39:45 Fact that ?? is running investigation - big Obama donor, is wrong. Bad guy doesn't get to have his friends run investigation. Here's impt point, I hope that someone in administration will have courage to say time for special prosecutor. Dallas Morning News said it's time for one. Twenty-six Democrats stood up with all Republicans and said it's time. 19:40:47 Hope the guy who heads agency, could show independence and have courage to do what 26 dems said six weeks ago. 19:41:20 GERALD CONNOLLY: Mr. Koskinen, stage is set. This is about theatre. Fair play, presumption of innocence, out the window b/c there's an agenda that presupposes some guilt that is based in part on supposition, on paranoia, on conspiracy theory to fire up base of other party, plays well on right wing media outlets. At expense of the truth, semblance of bipartisan cooperation, at expense of trying to fix problems. You don't think for a minute that part of the solution is to provide the IRS with more resources to address its IT problem. Don't think for a minute that the solution would be more agents to deal w/ backlog, or money left on table owed the govt. 19:43:15 Then we come to your honor. I first met you when we were worried about Y2K back in '98-'99. Worried at stroke of midnight, banking system would collapse, all computer systems would go awry. See an honorable public servant, served R and D administrations and was cited for exemplary service, and integrity and personal honor. Fact that you would be subjected to barrage of innuendo and accusation backed up by nothing for purpose of political theatre is wreckless, disgraceful and brings dishonor to this cmte. 19:44:40 there are a number of us who still respect your integrity and understand this dynamic and willing to call it out for what it is. Hope that doesn't shape your faith and hope you will continue your tenure at IRS to clean up what problems there are and make the IRS a more accessible, accountable and efficient agency. That's why you undertook a thankless assignment. 19:45:27 Issa: Ask that HR 1244 placed into record. Now go to Koskinen, commissioner of IRS. 19:45:45 Koskinen rises to take oath 19:46:00 "I do" 19:46:12 Issa: you certainly have some 'splaning to do.' 19:46:25 JOHN KOSKINEN: IRS made massive document production related to review of tax exempt status as explained by TIGTA. Cmtes have received thousands of documents. As of last Friday, more than 27K emails from Lerner, and 18K emails from which Lerner was author or recipient. Investigators given copies of emails three years ago, so should be clear that nobody was keeping info from Congress 19:47:39 Should get redacted versions - 43K from 2009-May 2013. 67K emails; IRS reviewed email from custodial computer account, limited to search terms and identified possibility of issue, wasn't clear whether emails missing, overlooked, etc. Pointed to computer failure in 2011. As we reviewed additional emails, learned long before. In 2011, IRS tried at Lerner's request to recover information. Series of emails recounts series of events. IRS IT said tech still had drive. After receiving assistance, including from HP experts, still couldn't recover data. 19:49:57 As last resource, sent to criminal investigation, but data unrecoverable. 19:50:18 In light of hard drive issue, IRS took multiple steps, ensured that no emails overlooked, producing as much when Lerner author or recipient. Asked whether other 82 had similar difficulties. Determined last week that several additional may have had failures. Not unusual especially at IRS. Since Jan 1, over 2,000 IRS employees have suffered hard drive crashes. Doesn't mean all emails lost. Still assessing. Some custodians apparently lost no emails at all. What emails outside agency are not in 24K Lerner emails sent to other IRS employees. 19:51:59 Should fill gaps, Treasury IG has begun investigation, his report will provide independent review. Committee to working cooperatively; continue to provide updates. 19:52:27 Issa: Remember Brolio Costilio. Gregory Rosen? No. Costilio was on trial for murdering wife, wrongfully received IT contracts from IRS. Rosen took fifth; see Duckworth asking how his ankle hurts. That time, we rely on ability to recover emails as part of chain of discovery. TIGTA, Russell George relies; tomorrow head of Archives 19:53:46 Question I have is how can we expect you have servers that run Microsoft exchange. Capture every email in or out, local hard drive is only place email existed? 19:54:13 Koskinen: there was email on server, even hard copies has or will be provided to Cmte. 19:54:34 Q: if you were properly backing up, including info she selected to delete; 19:54:52 JK: All emails are not part of fed records act. 19:55:06 Q: you were allowing her to retain emails on C Drive, so six months later, not in possession of them? 19:55:24 JK: no, each is limited to 6,000 emails they can hold and store; Agency doesn't have ability to save all emails. $10-30 million to upgrade system. B/c of budget constraints. 19:56:02 Issa: $1.8 billion is IT budget. Is the retention of key documents that American people need to count on, like being treated fairly, isn't that a priority. 19:56:28 JK: If we had the resources. 19:56:34 Q: If IRS doesn't have resources, it won't keep records. Resources are question of whether you retain documents. 19:56:55 Q: You said you'd tell whole truth. You saw that montage. You knew there was a problem w/ Lerner's emails. 19:57:12 JK: I knew there was an issue that nobody knew the ramifications of 19:57:26 Q: did you know an email was missing? 19:57:32 JK: No, first time I knew emails were lost was in April. 19:57:43 Q: you knew in April, told political appointees? 19:57:54 JK: No 19:57:57 Q: Who'd you tell? 19:58:00 JK: Nobody. 19:58:03 Q: IG? Q: Cause anyone to find out. 19:58:05 JK: No. If you have evidence, I'd love to see it. 19:58:13 Q: Issa: I asked you a question. 19:58:32 JK: I said I'd provide all the emails. Three years ago; never said I'd provide emails we didn't have. 19:59:00 Q: My time has expired, I've lost patience for you 19:59:08 CUMMINGS Questions: resources? 19:59:17 JK: $300 million had to be taken from other IT programs. 19:59:37 Q: Many members of Congress suggested Lerner intentionally crashed computer. But Friday you testified about 2011, emails showing opposite. (shows slide of email). 20:00:51 Q: Later that day, IT said nobody can fix it. (slide); next slide July 20; Aug 1 slide; 20:03:49 Q: are you aware of any evidence - docs, emails, (remind you're under oath). Aware of documents, emails or other info from IT professionals that calls into question the legitimacy of these emails? 20:04:18 JK: No. 20:04:21 Q: When you testified, did you know her emails were lost forever? 20:04:39 JK: No. 20:04:51 JOHN MICA: You're probably the guy at the end of the parade with the broom and shovel. 20:06:35 Q: 27 months? Jan '09 to April '11 20:06:42 Q: came on in December; briefed at beginning of January. Testified today there was a problem recovering some of the emails. 20:07:16 JK: learned issue with emails, problem with dates. 20:07:24 Q: Came to cmte, said thought you completed investigation; didn't hear until a few days ago that hard drive crashed and all of this was unrecoverable. Gave us this testimony in March. 20:08:08 JK: In February, briefed me that subject to search terms, issue with date. 20:08:25 Q: Mica: I gave you benefit of the doubt, conflicts, appears you knew and others knew - Congress wasn't informed until recently. 20:08:46 Q: backup contractor - they were dismissed in 2011, do they have backup? 20:09:21 JK: they were under contract for internal disaster recover program; contract was terminated when IRS chief counsel upgraded to outlook 2010. 20:09:44 Q: backup exist? 2005-2011 20:09:48 JK: for 3000 emails in chief counsel's office 20:10:07 Q: did you ask company for info? 20:10:12 JK: All data is inside IRS. 20:10:18 Q: gone too? 20:10:25 JK: all data has been searched. 20:10:37 ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON: I've been impressed by confidence you've inspired. It's as if they saved you the jobs others couldn't do, have guts to do, or have integrity to do. When agency is in trouble, turn to John Koskinen. Offer you an apology 20:11:31 Believe you deserve one, because of accusations designed to sacrificed the reputation of a public service [sic] w/ spotless reputation without a scintilla of evidence. Vile enough to look a man in the face and accuse perjury without evidence. 20:12:19 Whether it is that Lerner crash occurred well before investigation began. She must be clairvoyant. All the evidence is on your side Mr. Koskinen. Line of conspiracy hunting has shifted with the Lerner crash. For the longest time the line of questioning was about one subject. Moved from one scapegoat - just moved off notion this was all a conspiracy directed on behalf of WH. 20:13:17 Lacking evidence, the crash provides new fodder. Have you identified any evidence that IRS employees before or now were part of conspiracy to target political enemies? 20:13:45 JK: I've done no investigations, read IG's report. Nine recommendations, accept all. Impt for public to be confident all fairly treated by IRS. Should understand they'll be treated fairly. If someone else had that issue. Think it's critical public have that confidence. 20:14:27 EHN Q: onto second conspiracy; do you recall IG also testified when asked evidence of political motivation, he said 'we did not' have evidence. Your strong reputation, character should hold you in good stead as you face faceless accusations. Nothing to worry about. Thank you for extraordinary service. 20:15:27 Issa: Wonder if that quote, we can find Lerner's emails. Would commish stand behind? 20:15:48 EHN: sure he was looking for all; 20:15:57 Issa: her crash came after we began investigating. 20:16:08 EHN: therefore she did what? Nothing to do, shouldn't be accused. 20:16:36 Issa: said all eamils 20:16:43 JK: at time, had no idea whether any of those applied. That's what told in April. Didn't know if anything was true. 20:17:08 Issa: if you know difference in numbers, knew the problem, didn't know details. 20:17:22 EHN: should talk before details? 20:17:30 Issa: know there was some sort of problem. Say so. 20:17:41 EHN: lying when you said you'd find them all? 20:17:49 JK: no. 20:18:04 MIKE TURNER (R-OHIO) Have to understand this discussion goes to confidence and issue of ability to do that, integrity. Back to ethics. You agree that you can't be manager, investigator, judge, jury, of matters. There's inherent conflict and basis. 20:18:49 JK: no sure, I'm in charge, accountable. 20:18:59 Q: no crime committed by Lerner? 20:19:06 JK: no evidence. 20:19:10 Q: I can tell you I have no evidence. I dno't have the agency, the FBI, have them take things that can give that. Just b/c you haven't seen all evidence, can't say no crime. 20:19:34 JK: didn't say no crime. 20:19:38 Q: ability to say no crime committed? 20:19:48 JK: no evidence 20:19:54 Q: of course, but can't say no crime committed. 20:20:00 Q: asserted fifth, fear or prosecution, fear of criminal; you can't testify she has no fear of prosecution, if in process of emails destroyed, there were those in agency that knew crime committed, then they committed a crime. 20:20:46 Q: can't say, can only say 'no evidence' - 20:21:02 JK: no evidence whether she beat dog, children, no evidence. 20:21:19 Q: integrity of agency is at risk. Possibly have people committing crimes, Only way to know is pick up phone, ask FBI to pick up phone and ask them to investigate. 20:21:44 Q: will you call FBI? 20:21:49 JK: at this time, IG;. 20:21:59 Q: not criminal 20:22:04 JK: They have ability. 20:22:09 Q: will you call for investigation. You should call FBI; 20:22:33 JK: not going to call FBI. 20:22:41 Q: issue of your personal integrity. 20:22:48 JK: reject suggestion that my integrity depends on calling FBI. IG will issue report. 20:23:02 Q: believe it was a crime, others involved, emails missing could show that, you can't tell me wrong, as commish, you should call FBI. 20:23:24 JOHN TIERNEY - D-massachusetts 20:23:44 Issa: Yield? No. Suspend. 20:23:58 Issa: Caution all members not to characterize the intent or character of members here on dais. 20:24:13 JK: fair game to question integrity of witness? 20:24:20 Issa: Rules of House speak to questioning the integrity of members. Would caution all of us, while Chair questioned testimony was truth or whoel truth, to question motives of witness should be done; 20:25:04 Horsford: has chmn violated own rules? 20:25:26 Issa: State as point of order. 20:25:41 Tierney: Members should reflect credibility on House. People watching today can decide. IG's responsibility to file a report and make recommendations. Or reviewing report, you or others might make recommendations. 20:26:17 JK: correct. 20:26:21 Q: not to that point? 20:26:27 JK: correct 20:26:31 Q: shoot; aim. 20:26:37 Q: discussed tonight anything on subject that wasn't discussed last Friday. 20:26:50 JK: no 20:26:52 Q: testify tmrw, 24th - had they been in touch with you. 20:27:05 JK: Asked whether I was available in morning on Tues; wasn't so went with afternoon. 20:27:21 Q: voluntarily? 20:27:25 JK: always 20:27:29 Q: subpoenaed tonight? (yes) Asked to come voluntarily? (no); explain why urgent? (no). 20:27:59 Q: some might speculate that Camp couldn't do job, suspect, or some kind of competition going on here. But when Chmn Camp heard subpoena, notified of Friday? 20:28:26 JK: Staff needed to know whether available Friday, I told them I could. 20:28:41 Q: how long? 20:28:44 JK: 4.5 hours, 45 minute recess. 20:28:51 Q: I would think all that time that tonight's hearing might be redundant. 20:29:01 JK: similarities to Friday. 20:29:07 Q: only thing different is Chmn Issa has invited Jennifer O'Connor to testify tmrw. Know her (no). Know whether she worked at IRS (understand she did); left in Nov? (understanding). Before emails discovered missing? (yes). 20:29:47 Q: where she works now (WH). Trump Camp? Hope that members will reflect credibility of the House. 20:30:17 JOHN DUNCAN (R-TENNESSEE): in free country, no group of individuals should be targeted. On march 26, Koksinen said no targeting. 20:31:57 Q: more anger today towards IRS than any time in my lifetime 20:33:33 ISSA: knew there was a problem? Sequence problem? 20:33:46 Q: did you ask about problem? 20:33:58 JK: no, 200 people working this issue, said they'd let me know. 20:34:11 Q: took this long to find out missing ones from Lois Lerner? Almost a year? 20:34:22 JK: Took about two months - nobody knew there was a problem. 20:34:33 Q: Inconsistence? 20:34:39 Yes. 20:34:43 Q: why when asked will you deliver, you said you'd find Lerner emails. 20:34:53 Q: Knew there was a problem 20:34:58 JK: nobody knew the ramifications; searched files, at time testified, no one had idea whther emails missing or not. 20:35:21 Q: were you aware? 20:35:25 JK: No 20:35:27 Q: IT people? 20:35:33 JK: IT people were. In late February. 20:35:51 STEPHEN LYNCH (D-MASSACHUSETTS): focused on the evidence. Surprised.originally invited by Camp to testify, then seems like when Issa found out, you were subpoenaed to testify before; then Camp jumps in front of him; billboards, video clip - great showmanship. Worried there'll be a 16-piece orchestra to complete show. 20:37:00 Q: Serious issues, but all fanfare clouding over, disservice to ppl we represent. Would like to focus on the evidence. Going back to the heart of this issue, we did have a situation, that they were using search terms, such as Tea Party, patriots, 9/12, BOLO for groups applying with characteristics. Govt spending, debt, taxes. Stmts criticizing how country was run. That's evidence. When IRS goes after citizens because of this criteria. That is relevant. That's not all they looked for. Search terms regarding progressive, 501c applications, any successor organizations to ACORN. Widespread - not just going after conservative groups, but American citizen. Agree? 20:38:58 JK: Evidence 20:39:02 Q: When emails go missing for 27 months, you realize how that feeds into suspiscion something is going on here. 20:39:26 JK: we found 24K emails in that period. 20:39:34 Q: I think you went at it honestly. When IG looked at it, he was looking at search term, did he look at other issue of missing emails? Was that known to him? 20:39:56 JK: Not known to anyone at that time. IG didn't look at that. He has started investigation of that now. 20:40:18 Q: look at how emails went missing? 20:40:31 JK: should and is, will provide a public report to investigators. 20:40:45 Q: Issa: other drives? 20:40:51 JK: at this point there aren't. Last week said look at other 82 custodians; not clear if emails lost. 20:41:17 Q: Issa: don't know - there may be others? 20:41:25 Issa: enters April report into record, debunks that progressives targeted 20:42:19 PATRICK MCHENRY: understand the fuss and fury? 20:42:33 JK: I understand, having been around Washington, if there has been a hard drive crash, and emails disappeared, matter should be revealed, Appears she was working hard to retrieve emails. 20:43:04 Q: you had ability to share in real time? Why not? 20:43:14 JK: Judgment was share when we had complete view. 20:43:26 Q: for me, this is not about you, or anybody up here, it's about the American people. Your agency sends fear up the spines of every American. One receipt missing, small biz person searches far and wide. Yet you testified Lerner's hard drive crashed and erased emails from Jan 2009 to April 2011. Time we're concerned about targeting. 20:44:23 Q: when you see that type of thing happening, defies. 20:44:36 JK: From April 2011 to May 2013, have significant emails. Point is question is in period of 24K, what are emails sent outside agency. 20:45:18 Q: not question I'm asking 20:45:31 Q: reason I'm asking is want you to convey to American people that running the IRS - did you get it. understand why American ppl look at this.$2 BN IT budget lets hard drive crash. Ridiculous, beyond comprehension. Lerner is the one searching desperately to find hard drive because it could incriminate her. 20:46:33 Q: JIM JORDAN: what date? 20:46:40 JK: April 20:46:44 Q: Date? 20:46:48 JK: April. 20:47:00 Q: Issa - you only know within a month? Could you provide calendar? 20:47:16 JK: look at the entire month 20:47:20 Q: don't know who - talked with people as it goes along 20:47:30 JK: IDK 20:47:34 Q: you don't know? 20:47:37 JK: only know in April I learned some missing, don't know when or who. 20:47:51 Q: GERALD CONNOLLY: July . 20:48:50 Q: doesn't permit to store all emails in active inboxes. 20:49:04 JK: don't have capacity 20:49:09 Q: why? (expense) 20:49:19 JK: $10 to $30 million. 20:49:27 Q: store on hard drive? 20:49:32 JK: No way to get emails into cloud b/c of sensitivity of info. 20:49:50 Q: hard drives crash in older computers. Replace them every three to four years. How often at IRS 20:50:08 JK: sometimes as long as 5-7 years. 20:50:17 Q: aging PCs? 20:50:21 JK: No doubt. Still have thousands running windows XP, moving onto Windows 7. 20:50:35 Q: surely concern we have up here with hard drives crashing and emails not being properly archived/stored, surely the Congress has provided investment, resources to update computer technology? 20:51:06 JK: we are provided significant amounts of money, but less than we need. Budget has gone down regularly over last four years. 20:51:21 Q: budget cut? 20:51:44 JK: that's right. 20:52:00Amazing given our concerns that we wouldn't be providing you with resources. 20:52:13 Q: Surely that'll change? 20:52:18 JK: we have high hopes. 20:52:34 Q: Surely you've been called to see what help you need? 20:52:49 JK: House appropriations, testified. 20:53:03 Q: heart bled for you. 20:53:08 MICA: enter into record weekend of June 21 that IRS had contract starting in 2005; motto of sonosoft if IRS uses sonosoft to backup, why not protect services? 20:54:16 Q: JORDAN: IRS in feb 2014, identified docs that said Lerner computer failure; during review, data was unrecoverable. Mid-march, knew data unrecoverable. 20:54:54 Q: fine, asked when you learned.according to your definition. 20:55:17 JK: don't remember. 20:55:21 Q: send email? 20:55:24 JK: didn't get emails, sure it was someone in person. 20:55:32 Q: major story in 13 months, and you don't remember being told 20:55:43 JK: don't remember who told me. 20:55:48 Q: something on front page. 20:55:54 JK: big agency with 90K people. In middle of filing season. 20:56:06 Q: what'd you do then? 20:56:11 JK: didn't do anything 20:56:15 Q: didn't tell WH 20:56:19 JK: not what politico reported. Didn't tell treasury. 20:56:31 Q: talk to anyone outside? 20:56:39 Q: knew in April, waited two months. 20:56:48 JK: were going to wait until we could give all emails 20:57:01 Q: wait! 20:57:05 JK: complete production. 20:57:18 Q: tell justice department? Criminal investigation going on. 20:57:27 JK: no evidence. 20:57:32 Q: president said get to bottom of this. 20:57:40 JK: never talked to FBI. 20:57:46 Q: incumbent on commish or IRS. Think about FBI investigation, think that person is in trouble? Heck yea. You didn't tell anybody. 20:58:13 Q: did you tell IG? 20:58:19 JK: no, didn't know whether we lost any. 20:58:26 Q: waited two months. At what point obstruction of justice? When you have that kind of critical info, the fact that you didn't tell us, after this for 13 months, hearing on the 26th, you said you would, learned you can't, then said oh by way. 20:59:10 JK: page 5 20:59:15 Q: tell us; 7 page document 20:59:30 Q: ridiculous. 20:59:39 Issa: Ways and Means referred criminal months ago 20:59:55 JACKIE SPEIER: Badgering witnesses is inappropriate and shameful for this cmte to conduct itself in that manner. 21:00:20 Issa: motion? 21:00:30 Speier: back to basics, respect and decorum, virtually every Republican has done. One member is going to walk out. 21:01:06 Jordan: Please yield? 21:01:12 Speier: Better, but no. 21:01:28 Q: enter into record..(so ordered) 21:01:34 Q: why you are serving our country is beyond me, but thank you. You are sterling example of what we do need in this govt. Knows exactly what they're doing. Not going to be bullied. Based on emails we've obtained, Lerner's harddrive crashed Jun 13, 2011. 21:02:20 JK: correct 21:02:24 Q: first email inappropriate - 21:02:40 JK: correct 21:02:43 Q: June 29, informed that they're using inappropriate search terms. IG didn't start until after computer crashed. Lerner's computer crashed before she was informed employees in Cincy, and before congressional or IRS investigation. 21:03:22 JK: yes, archived, but kept emails in account that didn't go down. 21:03:36 Q: archived b/c you don't have data, have to print emails. That's how archaic it is 21:03:56 Q: hearing last Friday, sprung a document on you, argued that IRS sent letter 10 days before Lerner's computer crashed, Chmn Camp sent a letter, then crash 10 days letter. 21:04:31 Q: copy of Camp letter, question asked to then-commish was whether donation was taxable gifts and if gift return should be filed? It's unsettled area of tax law, but applied in some cases. 21:05:12 JK: correct - application of that law. 21:05:19 Q: nothing to do with issue of 501 c4s and terms to identify? 21:05:41 issa enters report into record (koskinen, this is going to be some record). 21:06:20 Letter from Chmn be placed into record 21:06:50 JASON CHAFFETZ: Backup of emails lasted six months? 21:07:04 JK: Yes 21:07:06 Q: So when Lerner found out her email crashed, why not just go to six month tape? 21:07:24 JK: complicated to actually extract. Not sure why didn't do it. 21:07:38 Q: said extraordinary lengths, (backed up) 21:07:51 JK: All I know is back up tapes put everything in one lump, very costly and difficult. 21:08:08 Q: anybody tried? 21:08:11 JK: no indication anybody did 21:08:18 q: testimony of IRS to try hard, went to great lengths, but backed up on tape and they didn't do it? 21:08:34 JK: as far as I know, but two months. 21:08:43 Q: fortuitous.IG was unaware? 21:08:59 JK: he asked whether IG was aware email crashed, but think they did not know. 21:09:13 Q: nobody informed? 21:09:17 JK: not to my understanding 21:09:22 Q: withholding? 21:09:26 JK: IG has access to all emails. 21:09:43 Q: June 3 2011, page 2 - names of officers of any individuals should be subject to gift rules.organizations will trigger audit.that was 2011, he's asking for all emails - why wasn't it brought to attention of cmte? 21:10:23 JK: at that time? 21:10:25 Q: yea 21:10:28 JK: I wasn't there that time.no idea 21:10:42 Q: august of 2013, known years before that some emails were gone. JK: People knew in 2011 there had been a crash. 21:11:08 Q: did you know? 21:11:11 JK: I did not know. Reviewing entire process. 21:11:21 Q: didn't know if we had them all? 21:11:25 JK: at that time. 21:11:32 Q: did you know that you had all emails 21:11:40 JK: 21:11:50 Q: what percentage? 21:11:55 JK: give you 100 percent of emails we have. 21:12:03 Q: years. 21:12:08 JK: I've been there five / six months. 21:12:14 Q: did nothing to indicate at time? 21:12:24 JK: I have testified I didn't know nature of problem. 21:12:45 TAMMY DUCKWORTH: Really amazing to me to read that IRS requires employees to print or file emails as part of record, but all aren't? Absolutely unacceptable that govt agency can't produce emails requested during investigation. Not just issue w/ IRS, govt wide. 21:14:09 Q: Better records keeping? Steps taken? 21:14:16 JK: asked to develop email system easier to search. Told create broader server.reviewing that.move from paper system to electronic system. 21:14:51 Q: archives/records administration sent letter regarding IRS.. 21:15:03 JK: haven't seen letter 21:15:07 Q: required to request report of investigation of unauthorized disposal of federal records.common place; sent 92 similar requests to Bush administration. 21:15:44 JK: cooperate with all investigations..searched all Lerner emails 21:16:13 Q: Accurate to say when you found out some emails lost, still trying to recover, but located in other hard drives, you could recover that email - existed somewhere else? 21:16:51 JK: yes. 21:16:56 Q: when you found out unlikely to recover, IRS still trying to recover emails from other 82? 21:17:12 JK: correct, still producing emails post-crash, 43K committed to produce. 21:17:28 Q: Fair to say 21:17:36 JK: true, challenge, still moving people off XP to Windows 7 21:17:52 TIM WALBERG: Said Lerner trying to find her emails, understand why there are some Lerner plead Fifth b/c she felt to answer might incriminate her, incrimination could come from information coming in those emails 21:18:39 JK: no way of knowing was her concerns were. 21:18:49 Q: never will.have you fired anybody on your staff that didn't give you enough info so you'd make stmt more accurate? 21:19:18 JK: didn't fire anyone.no basis for firing. 21:19:32 Q: Oversight hearing 21:19:38 JK: great lengths of that hearing were about subpoena, Lerner emails agreed upon. 21:19:51 Q: understand anger? 21:19:56 JK: understand concerns about whether we have all her emails. 21:20:07 Q: isn't much help coming. President himself said May 15 inexcusable. Right to be angry about it.won't tolerate. Power to tax is power to destroy. We've seen that. People w/ First Amendment liberties being targeted by IRS. 21:21:08 You said to me back on March 26, slide from quote. 21:21:41 Q: stand by stmt? 21:21:45 JK: do 21:21:49 Q: issued raised? 21:21:53 JK: satisfied in regard to this issue. 21:21:59 Q: how many hard drives failed? 21:22:06 Since January, 2000. 21:22:11 Q: how many you? 21:22:15 JK: Once. Discusses percentages 21:22:31 Q: all of these people, mysterious experience on this information, information probably caused Lerner to plead fifth. 21:22:53 JK: not mysterious. 21:22:56 Q: mysterious for American people.stonewalling, very disappointed. 21:23:14 Chaffetz: Op-Ed from Chicago Tribune.More smoke from IRS. 21:23:26 STEVEN HORSFORD: Hearing has been quite an embarrassment. Engaged in conspiracy directed by WH, but Cmte nor IG has identified any evidence to back up allegation. Whole charade.motives of hearing itself. Integrity of hearing itself. Fact that Chmn has continued to conclude the outcome w/out allowing the info to be presented in impartial and complete way so members can do our job as we are elected to do. 21:24:43 This is a serious cmte, serious responsibilities, want to get to bottom of things, wrongdoing at IRS, we should fix it. But can't fix it when the House Republicans continue to establish unfounded allegations against what we do have - the facts. Entitled to own opinion, but not own facts 21:25:26 Q: Any evidence IRS employees part of conspiracy? 21:25:36 JK: Not aware of any evidence 21:25:42 Q: same answer from 41 other witnesses. Treasury, IRS, DOJ. Senior group managers came up with screening. 21:26:14 JK: understanding, haven't done any independent investigation. 21:26:22 Q: conservative republican. None of 41 told WH suggested or knew about conduct when it was going on. 21:26:48 JK: My understanding from what I read in newspapers, didn't independently determine that 21:27:06 Q: when IG testified in 2013, asked by Levin whether any evidence of political motivation.IG said we did not. Doubt IG's findings? 21:27:34 JK: I do not. 21:27:36 Q: WH sent a letter to Camp; letter explained WH searched its records and didn't identify any emails from Lerner and executive office of President. (June 18). 21:28:09 Horsford: Allegations are unfounded.hope that we put these reckless accussations to rest and focus on the facts. One statement I agree.public is upset, behavior of chmn and cmte. 21:28:50 Issa: time expired. 21:28:57 Horsford mic cut off. 21:29:05 Issa: article by Josh Hicks.shows that bonuses paid to IRS employees were $89 million.opposed to $10 million to retain critical documents 21:29:33 PAUL GOSAR: do you understand gravity of what America feels in regards to IRS? 21:30:05 JK:. 21:30:19 Q: Nixon Watergate.Judicial watch. 21:31:23 Q: read paper? (yes) should be aware of it. 21:32:05 JK: High profile challenge. That's my approach over 45 years. 21:32:11 Q: divide and conquer? 21:32:44 JK: Hear from frontline workers as well 21:32:52 Q: bothered by Lerner's conduct? Talking question from audience 21:33:02 JK: not normal way people would behave. 21:33:16 Q: taking fifth - odd? 21:33:22 JK: got her own lawyers. 21:33:26 Q: typical? 21:33:32 JK: I'm not aware whether that's way it's done 21:33:40 Q: seen anyone else take fifth? 21:33:50 JK: never seen anyone else take fifth 21:33:59 Q: Gowdy had problem. Trust him. If you had management style. If you knew who told you. 21:34:16 JK: at least five different people reporting to me. 21:34:25 Q: should know.all have same task? 21:34:31 JK: 4-5 involved in production effort, info from several different people. 21:34:51 Scott Desjarlais 21:35:20 Q: number to upgrade? ($10-$30 million). 21:35:43 Q: bonuses.did you know that number. $89 million just in 2012 alone. Could have upgraded equipment. 21:36:15 JK: 89,000 employees.so $1000 each. 21:36:28 Q: $1 million to employees with back taxes. 21:36:40 JK: that issue has come up more recently. 21:36:51 Q: hold everybody to same standards? 21:36:58 JK: same - as we've gone forward, negotiated with union. 21:37:17 Q: did IRS improperly target? 21:37:24 JK: IG report says improper criteria used. Goal is for this not to happen again. 21:37:48 Q: said targeting? Wapo? 21:37:55 JK: used targeting word once, my point is IG report says improper criteria 21:38:26 Q: ever coached to say it that way? More palatable? 21:38:37 JK: no, that's what IG report says 21:38:43 Q: nobody? 21:38:46 JK: nobody tells me what to say. IG report said inappropriate criteria. 21:39:00 Q: leadership at top? 21:39:06 JK: believe leadership at top 21:39:13 Q: special prosecutor? 21:39:17 JK: now six; seven investigations. Once IG gives report, start to decide next step. 21:39:37 Q: clean image of IRS? 21:39:42 JK: clean when we hear from IG and see whether he finds any malfeasance. 21:39:58 TREY GOWDY: Explain was foliation of evidence? 21:40:19 JK: No idea 21:40:27 Q: if you fail to keep documents, jury infers - foliation of evidence. 21:40:46 JK: practiced law, gave it up for lent, never went back. 21:40:56 Q: when party has duty to preserve evidence, negative to infer. Right to infer. 21:41:20 JK: if you destroy evidence and people could prove it, not good. 21:41:33 Q: negative inference.they failed to keep documents, draw negative inference. So if it's true it applies to taxpayer? 21:41:52 JK: trial? Jury? 21:41:56 Q: I'm glad you mentioned it. Said multiple times that no evidence you found of criminal wrongdoing. 21:42:15 Q: what statutes? 21:42:22 JK: none 21:42:27 Q: don't know what's at play? What did you evaluate? 21:42:37 JK: common sense 21:42:40 Q: you have said today no evidence of criminal wrongdoing. I'm asking what you reviewed? 21:42:52 JK: None 21:42:55 Q: You have no idea. 21:43:01 JK: No evidence of wrongdoing. 21:43:09 Q: What did Lerner say FCC will save day? 21:43:21 JK: No idea? 21:43:25 Q: 1842..violation? you haven't looked. 21:43:38 jk: w/ regard to production of Lerner emails, no evidence of wrongdoing. What else went on with Lois Lerner. 21:43:58 Q: you're just saying you didn't engage in any? 21:44:04 Q: no saying no criminal with regard to targeting 21:44:15 JK: people making judgments. 21:44:24 Q: we will never know bc/ you didn't keep the evidence. 21:44:35 JK: no emails from WH, have all treasury emails, so basic argument. 21:44:48 Q: you're repeating a talking point. Jay Carney perpetuated myth it was two rouge agents. 21:45:05 JK: not that I know of 21:45:08 Q: who said not a smidgeon of corruption? 21:45:21 JK: president 21:45:25 Q: you want to blame us for bringing WH into it? 21:45:32 JK: all I said is WH revealed no lois lerner emails. To extend that Lerner was conspiring, haven't seen. 21:45:58 BLAKE FARENTHOLD: People in district frustrated.if we came back and said don't have resources to comply with tax law, wouldn't let me skate. 21:47:02 JK: Done by office of information and regulatory affairs. 21:47:13 Q: familiar with federal records act. 21:47:21 JK: yes 21:47:23 Q: reads act.your IRS manual says print out emails. Who decides? 21:47:42 JK: employees provided b/g and they make decision. 21:47:52 Q: so if they don't like it. 21:47:59 JK: trained many. 21:48:04 Q: in response, you indicated search terms. 21:48:12 JK: search terms for all 21:48:16 Q: how for hard copy emails? Go through records? 21:48:23 JK: Yes 21:48:33 Q: easier in electronic form 21:48:41 JK: no doubt 21:48:48 Q: print records out.so I did google search.average side of word document. 64,782 of 9 pages per gigabyte, terabyte is 64.8 million documents. Terabyte hard drive for $60; buy two.cost to print is 5 to eight cents.looks to me like for every terabytes, you'd save $21 million in printing fees. 21:50:07 Q: spend $5K; 21:50:25 JK: not in our system you can't. 21:50:32 Q: not in exchange server? 21:50:41 JK: I'm told $10 million.. If we're printing $21 million. 21:51:08 THOMAS MASSIE: 21:51:46 JK: email was in her account, she had that email, focused on hard drive where she had archived. 21:51:58 Q: they're saying it's gone, but what about emails from servers? 21:52:17 JK: haven't seen anything about backup tapes. 21:52:26 Q: Was hard drive replaced? 21:52:35 JK: Yes, IG has it. 21:52:42 Q: could we see if she was deleting emails? 21:52:59 JK: haven't looked at that, but produced all these emails, possible to take a look 21:53:10 Q: 3-5% hard drives failed, 1/30.Camp sent letter to IRS; hard drive failed in 10 days, probability is 1 in 1000. 21:53:48 JK: not way probability works - same probability - flip a coin. 21:53:53 Q: I took class at MIT. 21:54:11 JK: must have taken a different probability class. 21:54:21 Q: 21:54:26 JK: don't know what the list looks like. 21:54:39 Q: 21:54:41 JK: Investigating.will provide a full report. 21:54:53 Q: not questioning your integrity. But question your judgment not sharing information with us. Had suspicion.bad news never gets better with age. What I want to ask you, any other anomalies in data or retrieval that you can think of now? 21:55:30 JK: Not aware of any.other than pursuing other custodians. 21:55:48 Q: similar bad news,.share it now 21:55:55 JK: don't know of any other bad news as you put it. 21:56:01 Q: if we had a flat tax or fair tax? 21:56:09 JK: support chmn camp, be helpful if I can. 21:56:27 Q; DOUG COLLINS: Imagination.Agency in Cincy decides to look into certain files.don't tell Washington or anyone else know. When Chmn of our Cmte makes an inquiry, hard drive fails, two weeks later.then Cincinnati tells.seen Fifth taken. 22:02:35 MARK MEADOWS: What records do you keep? 22:03:06 JK: anything about impt policies. 22:03:15 Q: anything in transaction of agency actions. 22:03:24 JK: exam 22:03:27 Q: none of Lerner's emails are part? 22:03:40 JK: provided printed emails 22:03:45 Q: all? 22:03:50 JK: not all are record 22:03:54 Q: I haven't read many, but of the 67K, many are not official record. 22:04:14 Q: says they need to be machine readable 22:04:23 Q: If I'm following your manual..breaking law? 22:05:10 JK: didn't advise archivist.didn't know whether official records or not. 22:05:32 Q: letter from Archives expressing concern? 22:05:41 Q: really a money problem? 22:05:52 JK: would be in much better shape, told we didn't have funds to do it. 22:06:05 Q: if you don't have money to comply, that's ok? Ok to break law as long as they don't have money? 22:06:16 JK: don't think we established that IRS broke the law. 22:06:28 Q: some records are missing 22:06:35 JK: no idea.there are missing emails 22:06:39 Q: reasonable person think in thousands of emails, one official record 22:07:04 JK: we don't know if thousands are missing 22:07:12 Q: reasonable person? 22:07:16 JK: last time I checked 22:07:21 Q: are you aware $49 million spent on conferences.2010-2012, according to TIGTA. 22:07:47 JK: not aware of number. 22:07:53 Q: think you could have moved some of that $49 million? 22:08:05 JK: don't know details or those events, resolved long before I arrived. 22:08:26 Q: issa follows up, I don't know. If there was money wasted, could have been used for this purpose. 22:08:41 KERRY BENTIVILIO: Who reports regularly? 22:09:03 Q: names and titles? 22:09:08 JK: Happy to provide them 22:09:15 Q: objectivity vs neutrality? 22:09:28 JK: 22:09:32 Q: synonyms; no judgment; no stance 22:09:47 JK: every American has an interest. 22:09:55 Q: non partisan? 22:09:58 JK: non-partisan, but doesn't mean don't have an interest 22:10:09 Q: back? 22:10:14 JK: Hatch act. 22:10:17 Q: official duty? 22:10:20 JK: prohibited 22:10:29 Q: lose their jobs? 22:10:32 JK: I think so, there are professionals. 22:11:08 JK: I'm objective about it, comes with the territory. 22:11:20 Q: seems to me, if someone was carried away, apologize, fix it. But IRS isn't doing that. 22:11:34 JK: Weurfel and I said if anyone targeted, discriminated, I'm committed won't happen again. 22:12:01 Q: seems to me should have said, they made a mistake, punish them. 22:12:14 JK: People involved in chain of command are all gone. 22:12:23 Q: all retired? 22:12:26 JK: except ones in 1600 22:12:39 Q: JORDAN: said in april, didn't communicate with WH. April of this year, Treasury, WH counsel; How'd Treasury Chief Counsel find out? 22:13:13 JK: I don't know 22:13:20 Q: so somebody at IRS told chief counsel? 22:13:29 JK: meet regularly 22:13:34 Q: why not tell them? 22:13:38 JK: I don't report to treasury 22:13:46 Q: did you tell someone else to tell WH? 22:13:53 JK: No 22:13:55 Q: who at IRS told counsel? 22:14:07 JK: I don't know who it is. 22:14:15 Q: Send an email to all employees, who ever told WH counsel, I want to know who person is so I can tell Cmte and we can question them. 22:14:45 JK: haven't talked to Treasury. 22:14:56 HOSFORD: over time 22:15:17 Issa: I'm cutting you off again. We will maintain order. Cite within rules a point of order whether rules are being properly adhered to. Speier did a good job. Use a parliamentarian. 22:15:53 Q: RON DESANTIS: Haven't reviewed that letter? 22:16:17 JK: I scanned. 22:16:21 Q: that letter requested docs be backed up 22:16:35 JK: backup tapes.no server 22:16:43 Q: never got emails back, even though Congress requested, IRS didn't care. 22:16:57 JK: Knew there was a problem.advised there was an issue. 22:17:10 Q: you promised cmte, montage, yes we'll do it. Never disclosed there were real problems 22:17:32 JK: I didn't know they were real problems. 22:17:38 Q: in February, what we knew was there was a problem b/c looking at it as timeframe, appeared not enough emails in timeframe. Reason to believe you were short of emails. 22:18:03 JK: review team did that. I knew problem emails spread in timeframe, didn't know details. 22:18:25 Q: chaffetz going back and forth, you told him you'll get emails, stored in servers. Why say that if you knew there was a problem, and backup tapes only saved for six months? 22:18:51 JK: at that time, pulled all of emails and put into server system, way we search them. Pool. 22:19:16 Q: you testified possibility this was coming up short. Chose not to disclose. 22:19:38 Q: why didn't you disclose? 22:19:44 JK: when we'd find out facts of details, I'd explain. Last Monday, learned custodians had hard drive crashes, three days later wrong. 22:20:08 Q: duty of candor to American people. Maybe you weren't kept up, following closely enough, but this is impt. Avg taxpayer presumed guilty. IRS is in situation where they can say computer crash, probability, 10 days after Camp asked for information. Don't think American people are satisfied. 22:21:13 JK: When we're dealing with taxpayers, we are open to producing other evidence consistent. Legal precedent.if actions produce support, acceptable. We'll work w/ taxpayers trying to make sure that any supporting information, we'll take that. 22:22:22 Q: ISSA: Only few members left for 2nd round. 22:23:03 Cummings: 22:23:37 thank you for giving a damn about our country. When under Republican and Dem administrations you have been highly regarded. I've said it before, we're better than that. We are a better country. We are a better committee than that. 22:24:20 When I reviewed IRS employee intvs, said they were constantly asked about their party affiliation and that kind of thing. Some are Republicans, some Democrats, one even described himself as very conservative Republcian, but said they left party hats at the door. 22:25:03 know why? Make sure to do job in a way that was fair to all Americans. And so yeah there are issues, but sometimes I sit here and listen to all of this, and somebody asked me about this cmte, said if you were to leave cmte, what would you most regret? I'd mourn for what could have been. 22:25:45 We are a cmte of OGR, and I'm glad that IRS took nine recommendations of IG, appointed by Rs, same IG that said no WH involvement, but just push facts over there, let's see what we can do to him.but you know what, I care about your reputation. 22:26:47 Then having to come in here, and go through this hell. Don't think anybody up here is perfect. All of us have had problems. All of us are walking wounded, if we aren't we just keep on living. Want to thank you very much. If any kind of inappropriate,. 22:28:14 JORDAN: get all the information, get full story. 22:29:00 JK: had no idea in March whether serious problem, just issue. 22:29:09 Q: your testimony is wanted all the facts, thought that was impt, yet one of your employees told Treasury and WH in early April. So if so impt, why not tell employees not to tell? 22:30:07 JK: Didn't think if somebody - didn't tell anybody what not to do. Said pull all facts, make public disclosure. 22:30:27 Q: not what happened.knew about it, talked in April. That's what we're concerned about. A good manager would say, let's get truth, tell everyone at same time. If it's ok? 22:31:07 JK: wouldn't make a big deal 22:31:12 Q: same party 22:31:14 JK: no idea 22:31:16 Q: WH knew in April 22:31:24 JK: WH found out from Treasury. 22:31:38 Q: Someone from Treasury 22:31:45 JK: yeah 22:31:49 Q: find out who that was. 22:31:57 JK: I'll do my best. 22:32:12 ISSA: Maybe WH wouldn't release same way as House Ways and Means 22:32:35 Q: hasn't WH selectively leaked in past? 22:32:44 JK: don't know 22:32:47 Q: isn't it true when it favors, release? Hold back when don't? 22:32:57 Issa: I'm a little insulted. 22:33:14 Horsford: 22:34:45 Issa repeats assertion, but said something different in previous hearing. As far as you can tell, 2008, and now, is Republican administration then, Dem now. Fact is IRS and many other agencies have struggled for years. GAO, national archivist have reported on problem repeatedly. What can you do on steps taken to restore IRS? 22:35:53 JK: Reviewing all of our activities. Asked at a minimum, create electronic searchable system. 22:37:32 Q: commend you; Oversight Cmte, but also Govt Reform Cmte. Would like to hear your recommendations on how to move forward. Not one hearing on how to implement is a flaw in way. 22:38:40 Massie: Appreciate patience and stamina. One June 3, 2011, Camp letter.requested emails be provided / preserved. Know her hard drive crashed b/c of ticket filed with IT? 22:39:26 JK: correct 22:39:29 Q: would you provide all tickets? (JK, yes) 22:39:40 Issa: nearing the end. You say you didn't know Lerner. 22:40:12 JK: assume it was office computer. 22:40:20 Issa: employees download emails to laptops and leave building. (Office computer is often laptop). To your knowledge are laptops limited so they may not employ USB drives? 22:41:01 JK: they are now, years ago, thumb drives were usable, but all encrypted. 22:41:32 Q: also Best Buy, Lerner's laptop, if it had USB to local drive, could have moved them to USB external drives or thumb drives. 22:41:59 JK: sounds right. 22:42:03 Q: so for American people, possible, probably that every day individuals leave IRS on laptops that they take home. 22:42:25 JK: correct to my knowledge. 22:42:32 Q: so Lerner, an attorney, may have made a copy, could have it on USB product, or any kind or product? 22:42:48 JK: that's correct 22:42:53 Q: Lerner may have made copies of this before failure. When DOJ, was she asked those questions? 22:43:09 JK: I have no idea 22:43:13 Q: did she have USB or product? 22:43:17 JK: I have no knowledge 22:43:21 Q: laptop or dual purpose? 22:43:26 JK: I don't know. 22:43:31 Q: 90,000 computers that use local hard drives to store info and emails instead of on the server because disappears? 22:43:54 JK: server will keep until 6K, then notice to archive; backup tapes are separate. 22:44:17 Q: I spent a lot of time in electronics, passion for this.aware that if you back up system every six months, the cost we'd be looking at would be cost of tape drive.wouldn't be $10 million 22:45:00 JK: don't think so. 22:45:03 Q: with limited budget, if you bought 12 sets of cartridges. Could have backed up systems.for fraction? 22:45:30 JK: correct, but simply - if not searchable. 22:45:46 Q: when Waxman, conversion from LOTUS, failed to have good backups. Restored countless emails so Presidential records act would be upheld. Waxman didn't care it cost 24 million. Cmte did image-back restorations. Had you done, had IRS done, $10s of thousands of dollars. 22:46:47 JK: would have cost a lot of money to get emails off recovery tapes. That's not what disaster recovery tapes are meant to do 22:47:14 Q: why cost so much, we only wanted Lerner emails 22:47:24 Q: I'll read you a piece of it. Andrew Jackson, still burned and complaining through Congress, petitions in 1803 to recover for loss of revenues.put that in record b/c National Archives and Archivist maintains amazing amount of documents and recovers. Gen. Jackson wanting money back may not be anything but humorous, but part of wealth of information American people have access to across the street. 22:48:58 Q: you said more money if maintain records, hope that when you scrub that $10 million and go back and ask whether to meet requirement of national archives having access to wealth they need. 22:49:32 Q: Horsford correct, maintain transparency, for the next generation as much information as we possibly can. 22:50:28 Q: lastly, guess $111 per employee computer, could easily have covered by downgrading local drives.very little reason to have large local drives. 22:50:59 Q: Lastly, sent 50 questions Saturday afternoon..48 hours.no response other than short oral briefing. 22:51:23 JK: hard to get people together on Sunday. 22:51:35 Q: eight hours of workday today, there'll be additional questions.see if you can figure out whether 1st of April you learned, seven days after you testified, and narrow down who told you about it? 22:52:11 Q: question about how WH came to know.for that purpose, we will now recess. Pleased to adjourn, for now recess subject to recall.