TIMES SQUARE PREPS
PREPARATIONS FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION / FESTIVITIES IN TIMES SQUARE 19:03 COP DIRECTS TRAFFIC 19:53 GUARDIAN ANGELS 20:09 NYPD VAN / NEW YORK POLICE DEPT. 20:36 WS SET UP (LIGHTS) 20:50 CU PREPS (LIGHTS) 21:08 TOW TRUCK 21:26 NYPD VAN W/ SPEAKERS 21:36 HAMMERING SOTS 23:50 CS COPS / PARKING SIGNS 24:21 DUSK TIMES SQUARE 24:33 NEW YEAR'S '99 24:43 MAN HOLE COVERS WELDED SHUT
TIMES SQUARE PREPS
PREPARATIONS FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION / FESTIVITIES IN TIMES SQUARE 19:03 COP DIRECTS TRAFFIC 19:53 GUARDIAN ANGELS 20:09 NYPD VAN / NEW YORK POLICE DEPT. 20:36 WS SET UP (LIGHTS) 20:50 CU PREPS (LIGHTS) 21:08 TOW TRUCK 21:26 NYPD VAN W/ SPEAKERS 21:36 HAMMERING SOTS 23:50 CS COPS / PARKING SIGNS 24:21 DUSK TIMES SQUARE 24:33 NEW YEAR'S '99 24:43 MAN HOLE COVERS WELDED SHUT
TIMES SQUARE PREPS
PREPARATIONS FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION / FESTIVITIES IN TIMES SQUARE 19:03 COP DIRECTS TRAFFIC 19:53 GUARDIAN ANGELS 20:09 NYPD VAN / NEW YORK POLICE DEPT. 20:36 WS SET UP (LIGHTS) 20:50 CU PREPS (LIGHTS) 21:08 TOW TRUCK 21:26 NYPD VAN W/ SPEAKERS 21:36 HAMMERING SOTS 23:50 CS COPS / PARKING SIGNS 24:21 DUSK TIMES SQUARE 24:33 NEW YEAR'S '99 24:43 MAN HOLE COVERS WELDED SHUT
TIMES SQUARE PREPS
PREPARATIONS FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION / FESTIVITIES IN TIMES SQUARE 19:03 COP DIRECTS TRAFFIC 19:53 GUARDIAN ANGELS 20:09 NYPD VAN / NEW YORK POLICE DEPT. 20:36 WS SET UP (LIGHTS) 20:50 CU PREPS (LIGHTS) 21:08 TOW TRUCK 21:26 NYPD VAN W/ SPEAKERS 21:36 HAMMERING SOTS 23:50 CS COPS / PARKING SIGNS 24:21 DUSK TIMES SQUARE 24:33 NEW YEAR'S '99 24:43 MAN HOLE COVERS WELDED SHUT
US New Year Preps - New Year''s preparations at Times Square
NAME: US NYPREP 20100101Ex TAPE: EF10/0001 IN_TIME: 10:19:30:02 DURATION: 00:01:22:12 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: New York - 31 Dec 2009 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION New York - 31 December 2009 1. Wide of Times Square, pedestrians 2. The Naked Cowboy, a street performer, with tourists 3. Mid shot cutaway of crowd 4. Mid of the The Naked Cowboy singing and playing his guitar, saying "Happy New Year!" 5. Group of people shouting "Happy New Year!" and cheering 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Herberto Bruce, Reveller from Puerto Rico: "Doesn''t matter, doesn''t matter the cold, the snow that we get here, it''s a dream you know, maybe once in a life time, you have to do this. Stay in New York City the centre of the universe, get the New Year''s Eve and say ''happy new year'' to everyone around the world." 7. Two women holding umbrella in the rain, taking picture 8. Building where the New Year Waterford Crystal Ball will be dropped 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Harry Colon, Reveller from Jersey City, New Jersey "I just want peace love and happiness for the whole world, and that''s all I really want." 10. Close of "2010" glasses displayed for sale 11. People selling "2010" merchandise 12. Men wearing 2010 glasses shouting "Viva Italia!" STORYLINE NEW YORK PREPARES FOR NEW YEAR PARTY Hundreds of thousands of revellers are expected to huddle together in Times Square on Thursday (31DEC09) in near freezing temperatures to welcome in the New Year. Among those scheduled to entertain them are Jennifer Lopez and the cast of the Broadway musical "Hair". Mayor Michael Bloomberg and 12 city high school students are in charge of pushing the button to lower the big Waterford Crystal ball. Then confetti will rain down to mark the start of 2010. Many arrived early on Thursday, like Herberto Bruce from Puerto Rico, who says he plans to stay no matter the cold. "It''s a dream you know, maybe once in a life time, you have to do this. Stay in New York City the centre of the universe, get the New Year''s Eve and say happy new year to everyone around the world." Security was heightened around the area after reports of a suspicious van on Wednesday. Although it turned out to be a false alarm the New York Police Department remained vigilant on Thursday. Thousands of officers will staff Times Square, where revellers will be banned from carrying backpacks and open bottles.
Entertainment US Times Square Ball - Unveiling of new Times Sq new year's eve ball in Yonkers
NAME: US TIMES BALL 20081112E TAPE: EF08/1139 IN_TIME: 10:05:59:04 DURATION: 00:02:20:06 SOURCES: AP Television DATELINE: New York, 10 Nov 2008 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST AP Television New York, 10 November 2008 1. Wide shot New Year's Eve Times Square ball being assembled 2. Mid shot man screwing crystal panels into place on ball 3. Close of panels being screwed into place 4. Wide shot ball, computer operated setup in foreground 5. Close-up of hand on computer mouse 6. Close of computer screen, selecting rainbow light pattern 7. Pan from rainbow patterned ball to computer screen 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeffrey Straus, President of Countdown Entertainment: "Right behind me is the New Times Square News Years Eve ball, it's the biggest ball ever. It weighs 11,875 pounds (5,386 kilograms). It's 12 feet (3.7 metres) in diameter. It's double the size and four times the mass of previous New Years Eve balls, and this one is going to be permanently installed atop One Times Square so it will entertain New Yorkers and tourists, not only on December 31st, but throughout the entire year." 9. Wide shot ball with American flag pattern 10. Close of man's hand operating keyboard 11. Mid of ball with American flag pattern 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Susan Bloom, Director of Corporate Communications for Philips Lighting Company: "It incorporates over 32-thousand Philips Luxeon LED's (Light emitting diodes) which is three times the amount as last year's. The effect for viewers all around the world will be a bolder, brighter, more beautiful ball than ever and it's also greener than ever. If you can believe this, last year's ball, as energy efficient as it was, actually the LED's this year are 10 to 20 percent more energy efficient than they were last year. In fact the entire ball will run on roughly the same amount of energy as it takes to operate just two conventional home ovens." 13. Close-up of crystal panel being unwrapped 14. Mid shot hand reaching into buckets for screws 15. Close of crystal panel being screwed into place 16. Wide shot ball with multiple light patterns STORYLINE TIMES SQUARE BALL UNVEILED A bigger, brighter Waterford crystal ball will usher in 2009 above New York's iconic Times Square, then remain in place all year to celebrate other holidays including Valentine's Day, the Fourth of July and Halloween, organisers said on Monday (10 NOV 2008). The new ball, which was being assembled on Monday at a studio in Yonkers, in New York state, is 12 feet (3.7 metres) in diameter and weighs nearly six tons. Last year's ball was six feet (1.8 metres) across and weighed less than one ton. The flagpole that was used for previous balls wasn't considered sturdy enough, so a new shaft was built, and steel bracing was added to the building beneath it, 1 Times Square. At its highest, the ball will be 475 feet (144.8 metres) above Times Square. The ball is a geodesic dome built of 2,468 crystal triangles, made in Waterford in Ireland, each etched with a stylised starburst or a stylised angel, said a Waterford spokesman. The triangles, about five inches (12.7 centimetres) on a side and half an inch (1.27 cm) thick, combine to make a translucent ball that serves as a canvas for a computerised light show that will begin at about 6 p.m. eastern time (1300 GMT) on New Year's Eve, six hours before the ball's minute-long descent marks the new year. Inside, the ball is filled with electric cables, heat sinks and fans, but outside it looks fragile. Each crystal triangle has 12 energy-efficient, long-lived LED (Light emitting diodes) lights behind it; three each of red, white, blue and green, which can be combined into 16 (m) million colours. On Monday, technicians were running through several of the programmes that might be seen on New Year's Eve - stars, a rainbow, a waving American flag. It's the seventh ball in the 101-year history of ball-dropping at Times Square. It's being paid for privately, said publicist Thomas Chiodo. Organisers estimated the cost at several (m) million dollars. The New Year's Eve light programme will run itself once it's turned on, but technicians will be up on the roof anyway with all the computer equipment. A second server will back up the main server in case anything goes wrong, and a default programme will kick in if the second server fails.
US NY Preps - Preparations for New Year's celebrations in New York
NAME: US NY PREPS 20081231I TAPE: EF08/1312 IN_TIME: 10:12:06:24 DURATION: 00:01:29:22 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: New York/Washington - 31 Dec 2008 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST New York City 1. Mid shot of Times Square 2. Close up of police officers 3. Close up of traffic 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Anthony Carucci, 30-year-old New York citizen, Vox pop: "A lot of achievements like; Michael Phelps, the president, the first black president. It was a pretty magnificent year actually, it's hard to beat out 2008 actually. 2009 is going to be tough, the economy on the negative point, which is pretty sad to think about it. Glad I still have my job." 5. Wide shot of people waiting 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jamillah Galvez, 39-year-old New York citizen, Vox pop: "I am so happy it is 2009 because it's a new beginning, it's a new day. I just hope everyone needs to wake up, moral and ethics have absolutely been gone for so long and now, I'll take off my glasses, America wake up, be kind, treat people fairly." 7. Close up of traffic 8. Wide of Times Square Washington, DC 9. Close up of man in Santa Claus cap playing saxophone 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dana Stettin, visiting Washington, D.C. from Florida, Vox pop: "We're always hopeful everything just to get better and better. We're happy to celebrate New Year's in Washington. Hopefully it will be a great night and hopefully another great year for our family." 11. Close up of people walking down street STORYLINE: New York's Times Square appeared ready to welcome the crowds for a massive New Year's Eve bash. One million people are expected to turn out Wednesday to wait for the clock to strike midnight, despite a weather forecast predicting snow and temperatures in the low 30s (Fahrenheit). The Times Square party will be broadcast live on television, and will see appearances from celebrities and various musical performances, including Lionel Richie, Ludacris, Taylor Swift and the Jonas Brothers. Five minutes before midnight, 1,000 balloons with the words "Joy," "Hope" and "2009" will drift down from rooftops in the area. More than a ton of confetti will be released at midnight. The Waterford crystal ball - some 12 feet (3.6 meters) in diameter and weighing nearly 12,000 pounds (5,443 kilograms) - will remain on display atop One Times Square as a tourist attraction after the event. Security will be tight, with a large police presence and additional counterterrorism units, according to the NYPD's deputy commissioner of public information. Streets will be closed off to traffic, backpacks won't be allowed into Times Square and alcohol is forbidden. The first-ever Times Square celebration was held in 1904 to commemorate the official opening of the new headquarters of The New York Times. The city had just renamed the oddly shaped Longacre Square in the newspaper's honour and the newspaper's owner, Adolph Ochs, threw a giant party that culminated in a fireworks display at midnight. In 1907, after the city banned fireworks, Ochs had an illuminated iron and wooden ball lowered from the building's flagpole at midnight.
Entertainment Israel Magician - Magician attempts to break "ice cube" record
NAME: ISR MAGIC 20091230E TAPE: EF09/1213 IN_TIME: 11:13:44:09 DURATION: 00:01:44:12 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION/GILAD PR HANDOUT DATELINE: Tel Aviv - 29 Dec 2009 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: Gilad Public Relations Hand Out Tel Aviv - 29 December 2009 ++QUALITY AS INCOMING++ 1. Wide shot of stage in Rabin Square 2. Israeli magician Hezi Din being checked by paramedics 3. Din walking towards cube 4. Din being lowered into cube 5. Top shot of Din in cube AP Television News Tel Aviv - 29 December 2009 5. Wide shot of ice cube on stage 6. Tilt down of ice cube 7. Paramedic watching cube 8. Pan from onlookers with children to ice cube 9. Woman with child 10. Din in ice cube 11. SOUNDBITE (Hebrew) No name given, Vox pop: "It is not completely hermetic, he has to take very very slow breaths" (walks away as she says: "unbelievable") 12. Various of people looking on 13. Pan from ice cube on stage to people STORYLINE MAGICIAN BRAVES SUB ZERO TEMPERATURES An Israeli magician entered a sub-zero ice cube in Tel Aviv on Tuesday (29DEC09), and was intent on staying there until midnight New Year''s Eve. 29-year-old Hezi Din is attempting to break a record set by American magician David Blaine, who, in a similar stunt performed in 2000 in New York''s Times Square, lasted 58 hours inside the ice cubicle. Hezi Din has set his goal to 64 hours. Din was lowered into the 8-ton cube early on Tuesday morning in the Rabin square in Tel Aviv, as a crowd of curious bystanders looked on. wacky
Americas NY 2 - Revellers in Rio, NY, other cities celebrate New Year
NAME: AME NY2 20100101I TAPE: EF10/0001 IN_TIME: 10:21:00:14 DURATION: 00:04:11:07 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION/VARIOUS DATELINE: Various, 31 Dec 2009/ 1 Jan 2010 RESTRICTIONS: See Shotlist SHOTLIST: TIMES SQUARE 2009 New York City, U.S.A. - 31 December 2009 1. Wide shot of Times Square, revellers gathered to begin countdown 2. Wide of officials, including New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, pressing down ball to begin countdown to new year 3. Digital countdown in Times Square begins 4. Various shots of revellers counting down 5. Digital screen in Times Square counts down from five to new year, "2010" lights up at top of building TIMES SQUARE 2009 New York City, U.S.A. - 1 January 2010 6. Various shots of revellers kissing and celebrating 7. Shot of confetti falling from sky onto Times Square 8. Various shots of celebration 9. Various top shots of crowded streets 10. Revellers AP TELEVISION New York City, U.S.A. - 1 January 2010 9. Mid of people cheering and confetti flying 10. Mid of people kissing 11. Pan left to people kissing 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Misael Cedillos, Tourist from Miami, Florida, Vox Pop: "I''m here with my mum and dad, and we decided to come down just randomly two days ago. They were like ''Do you want to go to New York?'' Of course I want to go to New York. I have never been here during this weather, I came here once in May and I''m freezing out of mind but I''m having like the most fun I''ve ever had on a New Year''s, so I''m loving it." ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA/INTERNET Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. - 1 January 2009 13. Various of giant peach dropping 14. Various of people celebrating TV GLOBO - NO ACCESS BRAZIL Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 31 December, 2009 15. Pan of crowd at Copacabana Beach during countdown TV GLOBO - NO ACCESS BRAZIL Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 1 January, 2010 16. Shot of man on stage UPSOUND (Portuguese): "Happy New Year, Brazil," fireworks display starts in background 17. Fireworks display 18. Various shots of revellers celebrating and of fireworks display STORYLINE: Hundreds of thousands of revellers gathered in a chilly New York City''s Times Square to celebrate the New Year when an 11,875-pound (5,386-kilo) crystal ball covered with more than 32-thousand bulbs dropped at midnight on Friday. With hugs and kisses, partygoers tried to look forward to a more hopeful decade after ten years marred by war, an uncertain economy, extremism and the threat of environmental catastrophe. Organisers had mixed handwritten wishes with about 3,000 pounds (1,360 kilograms) of confetti. The messages include appeals for the safe return of troops fighting overseas, continued employment and a cure for diabetes. The crowds brought out heightened security. Hundreds of officers were scattered around Times Square. Snipers were positioned at various locations. In Atlanta, Georgia, people celebrated the New Year with a giant Peach Drop, held in the city''s centre. The 800-pound (362-kilo) fibreglass peach took a 138-foot (42-metre) plunge. The state of Georgia, of which Atlanta is the capital, is known for its peaches. In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, thousands of revellers gathered in Copacabana Beach on Thursday to welcome in 2010. Fireworks lit up the night sky and music got the crowd fired up. Others swam in the Atlantic Ocean while watching the show. Organisers estimated that two (m) million people would join in the celebration. Rain stopped just in time for the party to go forward. The heavy rains in the Rio de Janeiro area over the last two days have triggered mudslides that killed at least 18 people. The big New Year''s Eve party at Copacabana Beach is famous the world over, and a huge number of people from all over the country and around the world were expected to attend. Four stages were built alongside Copacabana Beach, which had several local musicians performing. Officials said about 12,000 police were on duty during the New Year''s Eve party in and around Copacabana to provide security.
Vatican Vespers - Pope Benedict ends 2009 with vespers, visits nativity scene
NAME: VAT VESPERS 20091231I TAPE: EF09/1220 IN_TIME: 10:06:44:07 DURATION: 00:02:46:09 SOURCES: CTV/AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Vatican - 31 Dec 2009 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST CTV 1. Wide shot Saint Peter''s Square (++NIGHT SHOT++) 2. Interior wide of Saint Peter''s Basilica 3. Wide of Pope Benedict XVI celebrating Vespers, priests and nuns in congregation 4. Close up of Pope holding up monstrance and making the sign of the cross 5. Wide shot pull out from Pope holding up monstrance 6. Choir singing 7. SOUNDBITE: (Italian) Pope Benedict VXI: (++includes cutaway of wooden statue of Virgin Mary and baby Jesus++) "While we are leaving the ending 2009 and we are approaching 2010, today''s liturgy brings us towards the solemnity of the Holy Mary, the mother of God. The holy Virgin is the mother of the church and the mother of each one of its members, therefore she is the mother of each one of us, in Christ. We ask her to lead us with her caring protection today and always, because Christ could welcome us one day in his glory." 8. Wide of Pope, priests approach him 9. Pope with priests, incense from censer AP TELEVISION ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 10. Pan from Pope''s residence in sant''Uffizio Palace to Saint Peter''s Basilica and nativity scene 11. Wide of Popemobile arriving 12. Pope waving from Popemobile 13. Pope visiting nativity scene in Saint Peter''s Square, kneels down to pray before it 14. Pope praying in front of nativity scene 15. Back shot Pope praying 16. Onlookers with umbrellas 17. Pope blessing crowd and leaving 18. Wide of nativity scene STORYLINE: Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday ended 2009 with Vespers prayers at Saint Peter''s Basilica and a visit to the nativity scene in Saint Peter''s Square. Speaking during the New Year''s Eve Vespers service, he highlighted the work done by the Catholic church and of Catholic groups in supporting families affected by the world economic crisis. He also recalled how the church needs new priests, and invited young people to take holy orders. The Pontiff made a short visit, in the pouring rain, to the nativity scene built in Saint Peter''s Square, where he knelt to pray while bystanders looked on. He looked smiling and healthy and blessed the few dozen people who were waiting for him under umbrellas, who had turned out despite the heavy rain.
Entertainment Mideast Magician - Israeli magician breaks record by staying in block of ice for 64 hours
NAME: MEA MAGIC 20100101Ex TAPE: EF10/0001 IN_TIME: 10:32:42:04 DURATION: 00:02:19:22 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Tel Aviv, 31 Dec 2009/ 1 Jan 2010 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION Tel Aviv, 31 December 2009/ 1 January 2010 1. Wide of ice cube on stage 2. Ambulance services waiting next to stage 3. Man breaking ice with chainsaw 4. Man in crowd blowing horn 5. Various shots of man sawing ice cube open 6. Magician Hezi Din coming out from ice cube, crowd applaud 7. Din being carried down from stage and toward ambulance 8. Wide of ambulance 9. Screen showing that Din stayed in cube for 64 hours 10. Din inside ambulance 11. Ambulance driving away, crowd cheering STORYLINE MAGICIAN EMERGES FROM SUB-ZERO ICE CUBE An Israeli magician who entered a sub-zero ice cube in Tel Aviv on Tuesday (29DEC09), stayed in it until midnight on New Year''s Eve, and emerged on Thursday (31DEC09) safe and sound after 64 hours. 29-year-old Hezi Din broke a record set by American magician David Blaine, who, in a similar stunt performed in 2000 in New York''s Times Square, lasted 58 hours inside the ice cubicle. Din was lowered into the 8-ton cube early on Tuesday morning in Rabin square in Tel Aviv, as a crowd of curious bystanders looked on. Hundreds came to see him as he was taken out late on Thursday at midnight straight into the arms of the paramedics. Din was taken to the nearest hospital for check-ups and to rest. wacky
Vatican Xmas Tree - Christmas Tree in St Peter's Square is lit up
NAME: VAT TREE 20091218I TAPE: EF09/1181 IN_TIME: 10:16:53:04 DURATION: 00:01:36:09 SOURCES: CTV DATELINE: Vatican, 18 Dec 2009 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST 1. Wide of Christmas tree next to obelisk in St Peter's Square 2. Focus in on baubles on tree 3. Audience 4. Sign reading (in Italian): "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Wallonia region in Belgium." 5. Pan from obelisk to Christmas tree 6. Bishops attending ceremony 7. Wide of lights on Christmas tree being turned on 9. Children watching tree 10. Various shots of lit up Christmas tree 11. Zoom out of band 12. Audience applauding 13. Tilt down of lit up tree 14. Wide shot of lit up tree in St Peter's Square 15. Wide shot of St Peter's Basilica STORYLINE The lights on the Vatican's Christmas tree were switched on during a brief ceremony in a chilly St. Peter's Square on Friday. The giant tree in St Peter's square was decorated and prepared ahead of Christmas, keeping up a 27-year tradition of decorating the vast square for the holiday season. The Vatican says the 100-foot (30-metre) tree has come from the forests of the Ardennes in the Wallonia region, Belgium, and was trucked directly into St Peter's square on December 4. Early on Friday Benedict XVI received a delegation from Wallonia. The tree is adorned with white and gold ornaments, and stands beside a life-size nativity scene that will be unveiled on Christmas Eve. Christmas trees have only been placed in the square since 1982, when Polish-born Pope John Paul II began the northern European tradition. The tree is a fir from the Ardennes, one of the most wooded areas in Europe. It is 30 metres high, its trunk has a diameter of seven metres, it weighs 14 tons and its lower branches reach a length of 10 metres. The main tree is accompanied by 45 smaller trees which will be positioned in various sites around the Vatican.
Entertainment World New Year 5 - WRAP New Year celebrations in Europe, Brazil, New York ADDS Mexico
NAME: WOR NEW YEAR 20090101E TAPE: EF09/0001 IN_TIME: 10:06:08:23 DURATION: 00:05:08:17 SOURCES: AP Television/SKY/Pool DATELINE: Various, 31 Dec 2008/1 Jan 2009 RESTRICTIONS: Check shotlist for details SHOTLIST AP Television Pristina, Kosovo - 1 January 2008 1. Fireworks and balloons up in the air 2. Couple in the crowd watching fireworks 3. Father and son in the crowd 4. People watching fireworks 5. Wide of scene 6. Couple kissing AP Television Paris, France - 1 January 2008 7. Wide crowd walking on Champs-Elysees 8. Bosnian tourist opening a bottle of champagne on the Champs-Elysees, girls cheering 9. American tourists with 2009 glasses cheering and chanting 'Happy New Year' 10. Man letting off fireworks 11. Wide crowd celebrating on Champs-Elysees with Arc de Triomphe in background SKY London, England - 1 January 2008 12. Various of fireworks going off at the millennium wheel, known as "The London Eye" 13. Various of fireworks exploding in and around the London Eye Edinburgh, Scotland - 1 January 2008 14. Wide of fireworks going off behind stage at midnight, pan up 15. Various of multi-coloured fireworks AP Television Bratislava, Slovakia - 1 January 2008 16. Wide of fireworks above stage with sign reading "2009" 17. Mid of Euro graphic on screen on stage 18. Women hugging 19. Balloons tied together in shape of Euro flying in air 20. Wide of fireworks AP Television Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 1 January 2008 21. Wide of fireworks over sea 22. Mid of fireworks in sky 23. Wide of fireworks over sea 24. People watching, couple kissing POOL New York City, US - 31 December 2008 25. Countdown over Times Square POOL New York City, US - 1 January 2009 26. Couples kissing 27. Former US President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Clinton hugging 28. Various of couples kissing 29. Zoom into display board at Times Square reading: "Happy New Year" and "2009" 30. Mid of Clintons and Mayor Michael Bloomberg on stage 31. Pan of Times Square 32. People waving AP Television Mexico City, December 31 2008 33. Wide of crowd gathered at the Angel de la Independencia monument shouting countdown to New Year Mexico City, 1 January 2009 34. Various of fireworks over Angel of Independence monument 35. Pan right from people watching to fireworks in sky above the stage 36. Close of people hugging 37. Wide Angel monument and fireworks 38. People watching and taking pictures 39. Close boy on his father's shoulders watching fireworks show 40. Various of people dancing 41. medium close of couple dancing while hugging 42. Close woman holding a dog dressed as Santa during celebration STORYLINE WORLD NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS Fireworks lit up the night sky in major cities all over Europe and the Americas as the world welcomed in the New Year. Hundreds of people gathered in the centre of Pristina counting down into the first New Year in independent Kosovo. Local singers performed, as people braved subzero temperatures to join the festivities. Organisers set off hundreds of balloons and 13 minutes of fireworks. The start of the new year finds Kosovo's ethnic Albanian majority and its Serbian minority preparing for the celebrations separately, wrapping up a year that saw the former Serbian province become the world's newest state amid ethnic tensions that continue its split along ethnic lines. Further west in France, thousands of people gathered on the Champs-Elysees to see in the New Year in Paris. Tourists from various countries opened bottles of champagne at midnight to celebrate 2009. A reinforced police presence was seen patrolling on the famous avenue to ward off potential problems. The French interior ministry announced a few days ago that 35-thousand policemen and 50-thousand firemen would be deployed across France for New Year's Eve. In London, people gathered along the Thames to watch the fireworks at the millennium wheel, known as "The London Eye". In Scotland, revellers were treated to a huge fireworks display above Edinburgh Castle. Back on the Continent, crowds turned out to welcome the new year in Bratislava, Slovakia. Celebrations there coincided with the introduction of the euro currency, a circumstance featured heavily in the city's fireworks display. A huge euro graphic turned on the screens of the party stage, while balloons in the shape of the euro sign also were released into the sky. Slovakia is the 16th country to adopt the euro. Across the pond in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, about two million people gathered by Copacabana beach to welcome the new year, and and along surrounding beaches to party until dawn. Despite the current economic crisis, over 650-thousand tourists travelled to Rio to take part in the new year's celebrations. Hotel occupancy reached 94 percent, far exceeding the expectations of the Brazilian Hotel Association which predicted only a 65 percent rate given the current economic climate. The celebrations, following in the path of thousands of other cities around the world, saw more than 2-thousand fireworks weighing several thousand tonnes go up in smoke. In New York City, thousands of revellers rang in 2009 from frigid Times Square as the famous Waterford crystal ball dropped, signalling the end of a historic and troubled year that saw the election of the first black US president and the worst economic crisis in decades. As the clock struck midnight, a ton of confetti rained down while the partygoers hugged and kissed. The wind chill made it feel like 1 degree (-17 Celsius) in the area, but that didn't deter the throngs who were cloaked in fur hats and sleeping bags. Former US President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Clinton, who will become President-elect Barack Obama's secretary of state on January 21, helped Mayor Michael Bloomberg lower the the famous Waterford crystal ball atop 1 Times Square for the countdown to midnight. And thousands of inhabitants from Mexico City welcomed new year at one of the main symbols of Mexico's capital, The Angel of Independence monument on Reforma Street. The celebration included performances from various well-known Mexican artists and norteño bands. Five minutes before the clock struck 12, Mexico City Governor Marcelo Ebrard read a new year message followed by a Mariachi band playing las mañanitas while fireworks illuminated the sky of the city and revellers embraced and danced.
Vatican Pope 3 - Pope delivers Angelus, amvid of knockdown, tourists on security
NAME: VAT POPE3 20091226I TAPE: EF09/1205 IN_TIME: 10:54:19:20 DURATION: 00:01:23:17 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION/VARIOUS DATELINE: 24/26 Dec 2009 RESTRICTIONS: See Shotlist SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION Vatican City - 26 December 2009 1. Wide of St. Peter''s Basilica 2. Pope Benedict XVI''s office window Vatican TV Vatican City - 26 December 2009 3. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Pope Benedict XVI: "He asks us to testify with courage his Gospel, as Saint Stephen did, who - full of Holy Spirit - didn''t hesitate to give his life for the love of his Lord. Like his Master, he dies forgiving his persecutors and he lets us understand how the entrance of God''s Son into the world gives birth to a new civilisation - the civilisation of love - which never surrenders to evil and to violence and demolishes the barriers between men, making them brothers in the great family of God''s sons." 4. Nuns listening AMATEUR VIDEO FROM MARYBETH BURNS Vatican City - 24 December 2009 5. Woman in red sweatshirt jumps the barriers in St. Peter''s Basilica as Pope Benedict XVI walks down the main aisle to begin Christmas Eve Mass, she rushes at Pope, and as security guards wrestle her to the ground, she grabs onto Benedict''s vestments, bringing him down with her, REPUBBLICA.IT ++MUST ON SCREEN COURTESY "REPUBBLICA.IT" FILE: Date and Location Unknown 6. STILL of Susanna Maiolo AP TELEVISION Rome, Italy - 26 December 2009 7. Various of police in square, tourist taking photo 8. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Oreste Zabeo, visitor: "They should do as they did later that night after the ceremony, put five on the right, five on the left, two in the front and two in the back, that''s the solution. Because they have to stay closer to him, on the sides. It is clear. My God, when the woman jumped the fences and he was thrown on the floor there was only one of them. Throwing the Pope and a cardinal on the floor... I don''t know if I am wrong. I don''t want to criticise too strongly." 9. Police on street STORYLINE Pope Benedict XVI appeared in good shape on Saturday as he addressed the faithful two days after a woman knocked him down at the start of Christmas Eve Mass. Benedict spoke about the plight of persecuted Christians around the world and did not mention the incident in his message to a crowd gathered in a rainy St. Peter''s Square. On the day Christians commemorate St. Stephen, the church''s first martyr, the pope remembered those who undergo trials and suffering because of their faith and urged prayers for them. The 82-year-old pontiff was processing through St. Peter''s Basilica on Thursday when a woman described by Vatican officials as mentally unstable jumped the barricades and pulled him to the ground as she was taken down by guards. Benedict quickly got up and, though slightly rattled, continued with the Mass. Amateur video obtained by AP Television from Marybeth and Steve Burns, a family from Texas, showed the incident from two different viewpoints. The morning after he delivered his traditional Christmas Day message. While Benedict was unhurt in the tumble, a retired Vatican diplomat, French Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, fell and fractured his hip. The Vatican''s spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said on Saturday that the 87-year-old prelate would probably undergo surgery on Sunday. The Vatican identified the woman involved in Thursday night''s incident as 25-year-old Susanna Maiolo, a Swiss-Italian national with psychiatric problems. She remains in a clinic for treatment and Lombardi said she was still under Vatican jurisdiction. The city-state''s judiciary will decide in the coming days whether to take further steps against her based on the reports from Vatican police and doctors, he said in the statement. The incident raised fresh questions about security for the pontiff, especially after officials said Maiolo was the same person who had jumped the barriers at the 2008 Christmas Eve Mass in a failed bid to get to the pope. She even wore the same red, hooded sweat shirt. Oreste Zabeo suggested security around Benedict needed to be tightened significantly. "They should do as they did later that night after the ceremony, put five on the right, five on the left, two in the front and two in the back, that''s the solution," Zabeo said. The Vatican has said it will review security procedures, while warning there would always be risks since the pope was regularly surrounded by tens of thousands of people for his weekly audiences, Masses, papal greetings and other events. Virtually anyone can get into a papal Mass: tickets are required but are easy to get if requested in advance. Identification cards are not necessary to gain entrance, although visitors must pass through a metal detector.
Vatican Nativity - Nativity scene unveiled to begin Vatican Christmas celebration
NAME: VAT NATIV 20091224I TAPE: EF09/1201 IN_TIME: 10:38:02:03 DURATION: 00:02:18:09 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION/Vatican TV DATELINE: Vatican City, 24 Dec 2009 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 1. Tilt down from St. Peter''s dome to veiled Nativity scene 2. Mid of spectators waiting with umbrellas 3. Wide of unveiling of Nativity 4. Mid of statues of Joseph and Mary 5. Mid of spectators watching in the rain 6. Mid of Nativity scene 7. Wide pan left from Pope Benedict XVI''s windows to Christmas tree and Nativity scene 8. Mid of spectators watching 9. SOUNDBITE (Italian) vox pop, Giovanna Valeri: "At 10 o''clock it''s better, because otherwise it becomes too late for us elderly people." 10. Mid of spectators watching Vatican TV 11. Mid of Pope Benedict XVI placing a lit candle on his window sill, UPSOUND: of ''Silent Night'' Christmas carol being played AP TELEVISION 12. Wide of Pope Benedict XVI''s office window with lights turned off and lit candle on his sill 13. SOUNDBITE (Italian) vox pop, Giuseppe Rossi: "With these cold nights he''ll be able to finish earlier so we are all happy and can wish a merry Christmas to everyone." 14. Wide of Nativity scene and Christmas tree with St. Peter''s Basilica in the background STORYLINE: Christmas celebrations got under way at the Vatican on Thursday evening, Christmas Eve, with the unveiling of the traditional life- sized Nativity scene, depicting the Biblical story of the birth of Jesus Christ in a stable in Bethlehem. Vatican officials unveiled the Nativity scene in St Peter''s Square, next to a 100-foot (30-metre) tall Christmas tree from the forest of the Ardennes in Wallonia, Belgium. As night fell on Christmas Eve, Pope Benedict XVI appeared at his window with a lit candle in a traditional sign of peace, as spectators gathered in the rain below. Later, the Pope was scheduled to hold the traditional midnight mass two hours earlier than usual, at 10pm (2100GMT). It is hoped the new timing will spare him a late night at the start of one of the busiest periods of the liturgical calendar, also known as the Christian year. The new schedule will see 82-year-old Benedict celebrate Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter''s Basilica at 10 o''clock, and one woman was happy the mass brought forward by two hours. Giovanna Valeri said "At 10 o''clock it''s better, because otherwise it becomes too late for us elderly people." On Christmas Day, Friday, Benedict will deliver his traditional "Urbi et Orbi" speech (Latin for "To the city and the world") from the Basilica''s balcony. On Sunday, he plans to share lunch with the homeless at a soup kitchen near the Vatican.
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AP-APTN-1830: ++Vatican Nativity Saturday, 24 December 2011 STORY:++Vatican Nativity- NEW Pope Benedict at Vatican Nativity ceremony LENGTH: 01:57 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Italian/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/CTV STORY NUMBER: 720482 DATELINE: Vatican City, 24 Dec 2011 LENGTH: 01:57 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY CTV - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY ++DAY SHOTS++ 1. Wide of hidden nativity scene in St Peter's square with St.Peter's basilica in the background 2. Wide of unveiling of nativity scene 3. Medium woman watching ++DUSK SHOTS++ 4. Wide nativity scene 5. Close statue of Mary 6. Close statue of Joseph 7. Close Christmas star ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 8. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Remo Di Monte, Roman resident: "Faith is above all things, even if you don't have anything, you have the hope that the Lord has promised, so you can go on anyway." 9. Medium woman conducting a choir 10. Medium statue of Jesus 11. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Giuseppe Campariglia, Rome resident: (asked if more people will be having a bleak Christmas this year) "I don't think so. Yes, maybe on a material level, but spiritually it will be a rich moment, because faith fills the hearts and minds. One has to love oneself and others and you can face anything." 12. Wide Apostolic Palace, residence of Pope Benedict XVI, and pilgrims looking at the nativity 13. Wide Pope Benedict XVI at the window receiving a lit candle and lights behind him going off CTV - AP CLIENTS ONLY 14. Medium children watching 15. Medium Pope Benedict XVI blessing pilgrims with candle AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY 16. Wide pan left from Apostolic Palace to nativity scene with St.Peter's basilica in the background STORYLINE Just hours before the start of the evening Christmas Eve Mass on Saturday night, a nativity scene was unveiled in St. Peter's square in front of the Basilica. A few hundred people attended the ceremony, mostly Italians, singing along with a choir and taking pictures while waiting for Pope Benedict XVI to appear at his studio window. Asked about what he thought about this Christmas being celebrated during a financial crisis, Remo Di Monte, a Rome resident, said that "faith is above all things, even if you don't have anything, you have the hope that the Lord has promised, so you can go on anyway." Another Rome resident, Giuseppe Campariglia said that the crisis will have an affect only a material level. "Spiritually it will be a rich moment, because faith fills the hearts and minds," Campariglia said. Pope Benedict XVI lit a candle in his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square in a traditional sign of peace. The Christmas Eve Mass was moved to 10pm. local time (2100GMT) from midnight (2200GMT) several years ago to spare the pope a late night that is inexorably followed by an important Christmas Day speech. In a new concession this year, the 84-year-old Benedict is expected to be taken down the Basilica's central aisle on a moving platform to spare him the long walk. Security was expected to be tight on Saturday night as it has been in recent years. In both 2008 and 2009 there were Christmas Eve security breaches, in which a woman with a history of psychiatric problems jumped the wooden security barrier along the Basilica's central aisle. In 2008, the pope's security detail blocked her from getting to Benedict. But in 2009, she managed to grab Benedict's vestments and pulled him to the ground. The pope was unhurt and continued along with the service, but a French cardinal who was nearby fell and broke his hip. 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Russia Noughties - Look back at prosperous decade for Russia and role of Putin
NAME: RUS NOUGHT 20091230I TAPE: EF09/1216 IN_TIME: 10:11:31:18 DURATION: 00:03:11:17 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Various - See Script RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION December 25, 2009 ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 1. Various shots of people skating on ice rink in Red Square 2. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Natalya Yefremenko, Housewife: "The main thing is that we have become proud of our country. And one can definitely feel it - the sense of patriotism. We travel abroad for holidays very often, but ten years ago when we said we were from Russia - of course, we said that we were from Russia - there was no strong sense of pride." AP TELEVISION FILE: December 31, 1999 3. New Year fireworks display in Red Square RUSSIAN POOL FILE: December 31, 1999 4. Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin announcing his resignation 5. Former Russian Patriarch Alexy II, Boris Yeltsin and former Russian President Vladimir Putin talking 6. Cutaway photographer taking pictures 7. Yeltsin handing documents to his successor Putin DUMA TV FILE: November 24, 1999 8. Putin speaking to Russian State Duma 9. Mid of the same AP TELEVISION FILE: Exact date and location unknown 10. Man behind teleprompter and camera 11. People in television control room 12. Various of Channel One News programme opening titles AP TELEVISION December 21, 2009 13. Set up shot of Maria Lipman, political analyst at Carnegie Centre in Moscow 14. SOUNDBITE (English) Maria Lipman, political analyst at Carnegie Centre in Moscow: "Putin capitalised on the sense of resentment and frustration that existed among the Russian people at the end of the 90s. And he quickly moved to abolish political participation, political competition and reinstated a system of state monopoly on policy-making and decision-making in Russia." AP TELEVISION FILE: September 25, 2005 15. Wide of people at Russian Millionaire Fair 16. Mid of same AP TELEVISION FILE: May 25, 2005 17. Pan from security officers, to former Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner Platon Lebedev in cage, zoom in to Khodorkovsky AP TELEVISION FILE: October 7, 2006 18. Wide of body of murdered Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya loaded into ambulance AP TELEVISION FILE: October 10, 2006 19. Wide of funeral cortege, people with flowers 20. Mid of people with flowers 21. Mid of Politkovskaya''s photo AP TELEVISION FILE: December 17, 2007 22. Putin and then Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev walking into United Russia Congress AP TELEVISION FILE: October 31, 2009 23. Mid of police overpowering a protester AP TELEVISION December 21, 2009 24. SOUNDBITE (English) Maria Lipman, political analyst at Carnegie Centre in Moscow: "People may not be happy in today''s Russia, they may well realise that their living standards are not as high as they used to be. But with a drop not so dramatic people are ready to adjust, not to look for an alternative and certainly not to look for more responsibility." AP TELEVISION December 25, 2009 ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 25. Various of people ice skating in Red Square STORYLINE: For most Russians the first decade of the 21st century has been one of relative prosperity and stability. The rich and famous have enjoyed Russia''s decade of wealth and glamour and in spite of the financial crisis, the country''s jet set can still put on a good party. Russians living in the big cities have seen their quality of life rise dramatically since 1999. The past decade has brought wealth, confidence and also a sense of pride to many people. It''s also been a time when now Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin became one of the world''s most powerful men. Supporters credit him with rescuing the economy from the post-Soviet doldrums and restoring national pride. Putin has been credited with rebuilding Russia from the smashed remains of the late 1990s and, according to Forbes magazine, he has become the 3rd most powerful man on the planet. But ten years ago he was almost completely unknown. Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin took the world by surprise when he announced his resignation on New Year''s Eve 1999. In his place he proposed Putin, the man he had only months before appointed prime minister. Putin won a convincing electoral victory a few months later. Many felt that the little-known former KGB agent would be a puppet for Yeltsin''s team and the country''s powerful oligarchs, but he quickly showed that he had other ideas. The young and energetic Putin was determined to end the chaos and instability that symbolised the final years of Yeltsin''s reign. He moved to bring the Duma, the unruly parliament, under his control, and later abolished the direct election of regional governors. Next in line was Russia''s mass media. Putin realised that most Russians got their news from national television and quickly moved to bring them back under state control. Critics say Putin has rolled back democratic reforms and stifled opposition. "Putin capitalised on the sense of resentment and frustration that existed among the Russian people at the end of the 90s," according to Maria Lipman of the Carnegie Centre in Moscow. "He quickly moved to abolish political participation, political competition and reinstated the system of state monopoly on policy-making and decision-making in Russia." While Putin exerted control over the country''s political life, life for the average Russian got better. Mainly due to a boom in oil and gas prices, many Russians got rich and a new middle-class emerged in the country''s largest cities. For many Russians the stability and prosperity came as a relief. Few seemed to mind that prosperity came at the expense of political freedom. Lipman said the situation for those in opposition has become increasingly harder under Putin, but added that most Russians have become politically irresponsible as a result. "People may not be happy in today''s Russia, they may well realise that their living standards are not as high as they used to be. But with a drop not so dramatic people are ready to adjust, not to look for an alternative and certainly not to look for more responsibility," she said. The real test of Putin''s resolve to turn his back on the Yelstin era came when he took on Russia''s powerful oligarchs, the men who Yeltsin had helped get rich in return for their support. Putin struck a bargain with them. They could keep their money if they kept out of politics. All did except Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russia''s richest man and head of Yukos oil company. He was to pay for his opposition to Putin. In 2005 he was sentenced to 9 years in jail for fraud and tax evasion. Russia''s other oligarchs have either left Russia or given their backing to the Kremlin. Putin was elected for a second term with a huge majority in 2004. While Russia''s rich and middle-class continued to prosper, Putin marginalised the liberal opposition and, critics say, instilled an atmosphere of impunity for those who silenced his challengers by fair means or foul. According to Freedom House, 16 journalists have been killed since Putin came to power, with only one case solved. The highest-profile death was that of Anna Politkovskaya, a prominent journalist critical of the regime. Putin ended his reign as Russia''s president in 2008. His chosen successor Dmitry Medvedev won elections by a landslide. Many of Russia''s liberals hoped that the younger Medvedev might move away from Putin''s tough-guy politics but instead he appointed Putin as his prime minister. For the last year and a half Putin has remained in the headlines and few doubt that it is him who still runs the country from his office in the Russian White House, rather than Medvedev in the Kremlin. Any unsanctioned demonstrations by opposition groups are routinely put down by riot police. In a sense Russia leaves the Noughties with some of the same problems it faced at their beginning. Russia''s economy is still heavily dependent on oil and gas and corruption seems to have got increasingly worse. But under Putin the country has regained its status as a superpower and the confidence it lost during the Yeltsin years. And in two years'' time Putin could be back in the Kremlin.
US Xmas Travel - Thousands face travel problems in rush to get home for Xmas
NAME: US XMAS 20091224I TAPE: EF09/1200 IN_TIME: 10:05:06:20 DURATION: 00:02:53:06 SOURCES: ABC/AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Various - 23 Dec 2009 RESTRICTIONS: see shotlist SHOTLIST ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA / INTERNET Minneapolis, Minnesota 1. Various of heavy snow falling on highway 2. Pan from police car, to car that swerved off road because of weather 3. SOUNDBITE (English) No name given, stranded motorist:++soundbite begins on shot 2++ "There''s black ice out here apparently, I hit a patch, fishtailed, hit the guard rail, spun out 180 degrees went across all 4 lanes of traffic." 4. Jogger in heavy snow 5. Zoom out from airport runway to inside of air traffic control tower 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Paul Sichko, Assistant Director Minneapolis Airport Operations: "We are gearing up for battle, and mother nature is a tough opponent." 7. Air traffic officials discussing weather; UPSOUND (English) Name not given, Air Traffic official: "We''re looking at total accumulations now through, let''s say, Friday evening, 15-20 inch range there." 8. Man looking at weather forecast on computer 9. Tilt up of screens showing runway conditions 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeff Mattson, Minneapolis Airport Operations Duty Manager: "With wet snow, you''re going to have more moisture in there, so your stopping ability will actually decrease." 11. Close up of special equipped car with fifth wheel to measure friction on runway 12. Close up of wheel going down on tarmac 13. Various of special vehicle with fifth wheel testing runway 14. SOUNDBITE (English) Paul Sichko, Assistant Director, Minneapolis Airport Operations: "We would rate this storm, maybe 7 or 8 on a scale of 10." 15. Pan of passengers waiting in line 16. Wide of plane landing ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA / INTERNET Chicago, Illinois ++AUDIO AS INCOMING++ 17. Various of flight information board at Chicago O''Hare International airport++MUTE++ 18. Various of long lines of passengers in airport terminal++MUTE++ 19. SOUNDBITE (English) Beth Moser, Chicago AAA:++starts on previous shot++ "Across the nation 87 (m) million people are travelling, here in Illinois four and a half (m) million people are travelling, a lot of people on the roadways, a lot of people in the airports." 20. Airplanes on tarmac 21. Plane taking off AP TELEVISION New York City, New York 22. Wide of people watching information board at New York Penn Station 23. Close up of board 24. Passengers waiting on line for the Amtrak ticket counter 25. Close up of an advisor board reading (English) "Due to low voltage in the station Amtrak and NJ Transit trains are temporarily suspended arriving and departing New York - Penn. Further update when available." 26. SOUNDBITE (English) Marc Robinson, Passenger: "I think its just putting a huge strain on the family because getting home really late, its an eight hour train ride so I am going to get in late and that''s going to force my family to have to wait in the station or get there really late and its going to throw off all the plans that we have already created so that''s pretty much it. It''s just a huge inconvenience to everybody." 27. Passenger sitting on suitcase in Penn Station looking at his mobile phone while holding his drink 28. SOUNDBITE (English) Victoria Beyers, Passenger: "I''d say around 10:30 or 11:00 o''clock it was a little bit chaotic because there were so many people who were taken off the train and so many people arriving to get on trains that it was little bit like being at Times Square at midnight on New Year''s eve." 29. Passenger sitting on the Penn Station floor and reading 30. Passengers waling inside the waiting area for the New York Amtrak train station 31. Exterior shot of sign of Pennsylvania Station STORYLINE Holiday travellers battled slick, icy roads and flight cancellations and delays on Wednesday as a major winter storm began to spread across much of the nation''s midsection, and the worst of the weather was still expected to come. The slow-moving storm was likely to intensify on Thursday as it continued its trek north and east, bringing heavy snow, sleet and rain to a large swath of the Plains and the Midwest. A foot or two of snow was possible in some areas by Christmas Day. In Chicago, more than 200 flights at O''Hare International Airport were cancelled, along with about 60 flights out of Midway International Airport, the city''s Aviation Department said. Heavy snowfalls disrupted travel also in Minneapolis, Minnesota. "We are gearing up for battle, and mother nature is a tough opponent," said Assistant Director of Minneapolis Airport Operations Paul Sichko. He said that he would rate the storm "maybe 7 or 8 on a scale of 10." The winter blast follow a weekend storm that dropped record snowfall and interrupted holiday shopping and travel on the East Coast. Tens of thousands of customers in West Virginia and Virginia remained without power on Wednesday. Holidays travellers and commuters alike were stranded in the Northeast on Wednesday after an electrical problem forced Amtrak to halt trains in and out of New York''s Penn Station. The outage affected service as far south as Washington and as far north as Boston. Power was restored after about three hours but Amtrak spokesman said, but residual delays were expected. The stoppage stranded thousands of travellers on trains and in stations from Boston to Washington, D.C. Some commuters in New York and New Jersey were able to switch to subway trains in and out of the city, but others weren''t as fortunate.
DUBAI WORLD TALLEST BUILDING OPENING
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) _ 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 meters), 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. "We weren't sure how high we could go," said Bill Baker, the building's structural engineer, who is in Dubai for the inauguration. "It was kind of an exploration. ... 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 meters). The Taiwan tower rises 1,667 feet (508 meters). The Burj's developer, Emaar Properties, kept pushing the design higher even after construction began, eventually putting it about 984 feet (300 meters) 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 Monday evening. Security is expected to be tight. Local newspapers quoted Maj. Gen. Mohammed Eid al-Mansouri, head of the protective security and emergency unit for Dubai Police, saying more than 1,000 security personnel, including plainclothes police and sharpshooters, will be deployed to secure the site for the opening. Work on the Burj Dubai began in 2004 and continued rapidly. At times, new floors were being added almost every three days, reflecting Dubai's raging push to reshape itself over a few years from a small-time desert outpost into a cosmopolitan urban giant packed with skyscrapers. By January 2007, thousands of laborers, many of them brought in on temporary contracts from India, had completed 100 stories. The finished product contains more than 160 floors. That is over 50 stories more than Chicago's Willis Tower, the tallest record-holder in the U.S. formerly known as the Sears Tower. At their peak, some apartments in the Burj were selling for more than $1,900 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. It's also the centerpiece of a 500-acre development that officials hope will become a new central residential and commercial district in this sprawling and often disconnected city. It is flanked by dozens of smaller but brand-new skyscrapers and the Middle East's largest shopping mall. That layout _ as the core of a lower-rise skyline _ lets the Burj stand out prominently against the horizon. It is visible across dozens of miles of rolling sand dunes outside Dubai. From the air, the spire appears as an almost solitary, slender needle reaching high into the sky. 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 neighbor Abu Dhabi for a series of bailouts totaling $25 billion 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 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. Jan Klerks, research and communications manager for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, which tracks world's tallest claims, said the building's real value might be that it is the "biggest city marketing campaign" Dubai could have come up with. "Put your name and that of the Burj Dubai on an envelope, and no postal service in the world will have problems delivering the mail," he said.
Mideast Schalit Campaign
AP-APTN-1830: Mideast Schalit Campaign Monday, 17 October 2011 STORY:Mideast Schalit Campaign- REPLAY +4:3 Five year PR campaign pushed to bring Israeli soldier home LENGTH: 03:01 FIRST RUN: 1430 RESTRICTIONS: Part No Access Israel TYPE: Eng/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/CH 10 STORY NUMBER: 710317 DATELINE: Various, 17 Oct 2011/FILE LENGTH: 03:01 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY CH 10 - NO ACCESS ISRAEL SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Tel Aviv, Israel - 5 July 2010 ++4:3++ 1. Wide of demonstration marking four years of Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit's captivity 2. Pull out of protesters holding sign reading (Hebrew): "No New Year's eve without Gilad." CH 10 - NO ACCESS ISRAEL FILE: Ashkol, Israel - 5 July 2010 ++4:3 ++ 3. Mid of Aviva and Noam Schalit, Gilad's parents with supporters at concert, part of efforts to demand Gilad's release 4. Various of crowd attending concert 5. Various of Israeli philharmonic orchestra on stage with conductor Zubin Mehta, poster of Gilad Schalit as backdrop AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Mitzpe Hila, North Israel - 17 October 2011 ++16:9++ 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Shimshon Liebman, Head of Schalit campaign: "The struggle for Gilad Schalit, he became a symbol for value, of friendship and for the fact that we should not leave anyone behind us." 7. Close of Aviva Schalit sitting in her front yard 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Shimshon Liebman, Head of Schalit campaign: "The way that Schalit family behaved, kind of shyness, kind of modesty, not shouting too high, I would say that the public felt that they had to hug them, to hold them and they touched the hearts of everyone." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Jerusalem - 24 June 2011 ++16:9++ 9. Mid of sign reading (Hebrew):"Sara and Bibi (referring to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara) I am alone in captivity for 1825 (days) and where are you?" 10. Mid of cardboard cut outs of Gilad Schalit AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Tel Aviv, Israel - 17 October 2011 ++16:9++ 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Shlomo Aronson, Political scientist : "The weight of the media's role especially of the printed press, television, which was utterly in favour of the deal with Hamas without any, let's say, hesitation, they were ready to give up everything, because it was the human story. The boy (referring to Gilad Schalit) became our son, so to say, and women, mothers, children were writing letters to him in captivity, his picture was running all over the country. So this kind of psychological pressure played of course a role." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Mitzpe Hila, North Israel - 17 October 2011 ++16:9++ 12. Close-up white wrist bands reading (Hebrew) "I am waiting too (for Gilad to return)." 13. Close-up of yellow wrist bands AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Jerusalem - 21 December 2009 ++4:3++ 14. Various of cut out figures of Gilad Schalit as part of campaign for his release 15. Close-up of Schalit's image on flag STORYLINE The expected release of Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit in a prisoner swap deal caps a sophisticated five-year-long public relations campaign that won over Israelis by portraying the captive serviceman as the nation's son. Celebrities, musicians, PR firms and an army of thousands of volunteers were enlisted over the years to pressure two Israeli Prime Ministers through countless activities and publicity stunts to free Schalit, who was captured in a daring cross-border raid by Gaza militants in 2006. In the end, it was a mix of the publicity efforts and a new flexibility by both Israel and Hamas that sealed the deal, which involves swapping the soldier for 1,027 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons. The exchange was expected to take place Tuesday. When he was captured, Schalit was an unknown 19-year-old serving in a tank unit on the Gaza border. The campaign has turned him into no less than a national icon and has made his face - ubiquitous on billboards and bumper stickers for five years - one of the most recognisable in the country. Organisers say that the PR efforts succeeded by fashioning him into the boy next door - a soldier who, in a country with mandatory military service, could be anyone's child. Shimshon Liebman, head of the Schalit campaign, spoke about the success of their efforts. "He became a symbol for value, of friendship and for the fact that we should not leave anyone behind us," Liebman said, speaking from Mitzpe Hila, in the north of Israel on Monday. Images of Schalit have hung on billboards, flags and bumper stickers around the country and even, for a time, in New York's Times Square. His family set up a protest tent outside the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem, posting a tally of the days the soldier had been held. The tent became a pilgrimage site for activists and onlookers from around the country. The Schalit campaign was kept afloat by donations, a public relations official said, but would not say how much money was spent over the years. In one event, the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra performed in a free concert to thousands in a town on the border with Gaza. In another, local celebrities marked Schalit's fifth year in captivity by spending an hour in simulated solitary confinement in a TV studio and having it broadcast live online. One of the country's biggest pop stars, Aviv Gefen, penned a song for Schalit. Last year, thousands turned out for a march across the country dedicated to the soldier. TV ads plucked at heartstrings, tying Schalit's fate to that of Ron Arad, an Israeli air force navigator who was captured in 1986 after his aircraft was brought down over Lebanon. Arad was seen being taken alive by Lebanese fighters but vanished shortly thereafter, fuelling a sense among Israelis that a chance to free him was squandered. Arad's wife, Tami, and other relatives of captive soldiers became well-known public figures as they lobbied the government to take action, but neither managed to rouse the intensity seen in the Schalit campaign. The same fate could await Schalit, the campaign suggested, if Israel's government did not make a deal for his release. "The weight of the media's role especially of the printed press, television, which was utterly in favour of the deal with Hamas without any, let's say, hesitation, they were ready to give up everything, because it was the human story," said political scientist Shlomo Aronson. "The boy became our son, so to say, and women, mothers, children were writing letters to him in captivity, his picture was running all over the country. So this kind of psychological pressure played of course a role." A national ethos of solidarity in Israel, an "all for one and one for all" mentality necessary in a country where military service is mandatory for Jewish citizens, helped the campaign encourage activism on such a large scale. Many Israelis identify with the families of soldiers killed or taken captive. Observers say it was the tireless efforts of the Schalit family and the campaign that helped break Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-10-17-11 1437EDT
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AP-APTN-2330: MidEast Schalit Campaign Monday, 17 October 2011 STORY:MidEast Schalit Campaign- REPLAY +4:3 Look at impact of campaign to bring soldier home LENGTH: 03:01 FIRST RUN: 1430 RESTRICTIONS: Part No Israel TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/CH10 STORY NUMBER: 710317 DATELINE: Various - 17 Oct 2011/ File LENGTH: 03:01 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY CH 10 - NO ACCESS ISRAEL SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Tel Aviv, Israel - 5 July 2010 ++4:3++ 1. Wide of demonstration marking four years of Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit's captivity 2. Pull out of protesters holding sign reading (Hebrew): "No New Year's eve without Gilad." CH 10 - NO ACCESS ISRAEL FILE: Ashkol, Israel - 5 July 2010 ++4:3 ++ 3. Mid of Aviva and Noam Schalit, Gilad's parents with supporters at concert, part of efforts to demand Gilad's release 4. Various of crowd attending concert 5. Various of Israeli philharmonic orchestra on stage with conductor Zubin Mehta, poster of Gilad Schalit as backdrop AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Mitzpe Hila, North Israel - 17 October 2011 ++16:9++ 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Shimshon Liebman, Head of Schalit campaign: "The struggle for Gilad Schalit, he became a symbol for value, of friendship and for the fact that we should not leave anyone behind us." 7. Close of Aviva Schalit sitting in her front yard 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Shimshon Liebman, Head of Schalit campaign: "The way that Schalit family behaved, kind of shyness, kind of modesty, not shouting too high, I would say that the public felt that they had to hug them, to hold them and they touched the hearts of everyone." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Jerusalem - 24 June 2011 ++16:9++ 9. Mid of sign reading (Hebrew):"Sara and Bibi (referring to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara) I am alone in captivity for 1825 (days) and where are you?" 10. Mid of cardboard cut outs of Gilad Schalit AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Tel Aviv, Israel - 17 October 2011 ++16:9++ 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Shlomo Aronson, Political scientist : "The weight of the media's role especially of the printed press, television, which was utterly in favour of the deal with Hamas without any, let's say, hesitation, they were ready to give up everything, because it was the human story. The boy (referring to Gilad Schalit) became our son, so to say, and women, mothers, children were writing letters to him in captivity, his picture was running all over the country. So this kind of psychological pressure played of course a role." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Mitzpe Hila, North Israel - 17 October 2011 ++16:9++ 12. Close-up white wrist bands reading (Hebrew) "I am waiting too (for Gilad to return)." 13. Close-up of yellow wrist bands AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Jerusalem - 21 December 2009 ++4:3++ 14. Various of cut out figures of Gilad Schalit as part of campaign for his release 15. Close-up of Schalit's image on flag STORYLINE The expected release of Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit in a prisoner swap deal caps a sophisticated five-year-long public relations campaign that won over Israelis by portraying the captive serviceman as the nation's son. Celebrities, musicians, PR firms and an army of thousands of volunteers were enlisted over the years to pressure two Israeli Prime Ministers through countless activities and publicity stunts to free Schalit, who was captured in a daring cross-border raid by Gaza militants in 2006. In the end, it was a mix of the publicity efforts and a new flexibility by both Israel and Hamas that sealed the deal, which involves swapping the soldier for 1,027 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons. The exchange was expected to take place Tuesday. When he was captured, Schalit was an unknown 19-year-old serving in a tank unit on the Gaza border. The campaign has turned him into no less than a national icon and has made his face - ubiquitous on billboards and bumper stickers for five years - one of the most recognisable in the country. Organisers say that the PR efforts succeeded by fashioning him into the boy next door - a soldier who, in a country with mandatory military service, could be anyone's child. Shimshon Liebman, head of the Schalit campaign, spoke about the success of their efforts. "He became a symbol for value, of friendship and for the fact that we should not leave anyone behind us," Liebman said, speaking from Mitzpe Hila, in the north of Israel on Monday. Images of Schalit have hung on billboards, flags and bumper stickers around the country and even, for a time, in New York's Times Square. His family set up a protest tent outside the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem, posting a tally of the days the soldier had been held. The tent became a pilgrimage site for activists and onlookers from around the country. The Schalit campaign was kept afloat by donations, a public relations official said, but would not say how much money was spent over the years. In one event, the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra performed in a free concert to thousands in a town on the border with Gaza. In another, local celebrities marked Schalit's fifth year in captivity by spending an hour in simulated solitary confinement in a TV studio and having it broadcast live online. One of the country's biggest pop stars, Aviv Gefen, penned a song for Schalit. Last year, thousands turned out for a march across the country dedicated to the soldier. TV ads plucked at heartstrings, tying Schalit's fate to that of Ron Arad, an Israeli air force navigator who was captured in 1986 after his aircraft was brought down over Lebanon. Arad was seen being taken alive by Lebanese fighters but vanished shortly thereafter, fuelling a sense among Israelis that a chance to free him was squandered. Arad's wife, Tami, and other relatives of captive soldiers became well-known public figures as they lobbied the government to take action, but neither managed to rouse the intensity seen in the Schalit campaign. The same fate could await Schalit, the campaign suggested, if Israel's government did not make a deal for his release. "The weight of the media's role especially of the printed press, television, which was utterly in favour of the deal with Hamas without any, let's say, hesitation, they were ready to give up everything, because it was the human story," said political scientist Shlomo Aronson. "The boy became our son, so to say, and women, mothers, children were writing letters to him in captivity, his picture was running all over the country. So this kind of psychological pressure played of course a role." A national ethos of solidarity in Israel, an "all for one and one for all" mentality necessary in a country where military service is mandatory for Jewish citizens, helped the campaign encourage activism on such a large scale. Many Israelis identify with the families of soldiers killed or taken captive. Observers say it was the tireless efforts of the Schalit family and the campaign that helped break Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-10-17-11 1947EDT
MidEast Schalit Campaign
AP-APTN-2330: MidEast Schalit Campaign Monday, 17 October 2011 STORY:MidEast Schalit Campaign- REPLAY +4:3 Look at impact of campaign to bring soldier home LENGTH: 03:01 FIRST RUN: 1430 RESTRICTIONS: Part No Israel TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/CH10 STORY NUMBER: 710317 DATELINE: Various - 17 Oct 2011/ File LENGTH: 03:01 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY CH 10 - NO ACCESS ISRAEL SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Tel Aviv, Israel - 5 July 2010 ++4:3++ 1. Wide of demonstration marking four years of Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit's captivity 2. Pull out of protesters holding sign reading (Hebrew): "No New Year's eve without Gilad." CH 10 - NO ACCESS ISRAEL FILE: Ashkol, Israel - 5 July 2010 ++4:3 ++ 3. Mid of Aviva and Noam Schalit, Gilad's parents with supporters at concert, part of efforts to demand Gilad's release 4. Various of crowd attending concert 5. Various of Israeli philharmonic orchestra on stage with conductor Zubin Mehta, poster of Gilad Schalit as backdrop AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Mitzpe Hila, North Israel - 17 October 2011 ++16:9++ 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Shimshon Liebman, Head of Schalit campaign: "The struggle for Gilad Schalit, he became a symbol for value, of friendship and for the fact that we should not leave anyone behind us." 7. Close of Aviva Schalit sitting in her front yard 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Shimshon Liebman, Head of Schalit campaign: "The way that Schalit family behaved, kind of shyness, kind of modesty, not shouting too high, I would say that the public felt that they had to hug them, to hold them and they touched the hearts of everyone." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Jerusalem - 24 June 2011 ++16:9++ 9. Mid of sign reading (Hebrew):"Sara and Bibi (referring to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara) I am alone in captivity for 1825 (days) and where are you?" 10. Mid of cardboard cut outs of Gilad Schalit AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Tel Aviv, Israel - 17 October 2011 ++16:9++ 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Shlomo Aronson, Political scientist : "The weight of the media's role especially of the printed press, television, which was utterly in favour of the deal with Hamas without any, let's say, hesitation, they were ready to give up everything, because it was the human story. The boy (referring to Gilad Schalit) became our son, so to say, and women, mothers, children were writing letters to him in captivity, his picture was running all over the country. So this kind of psychological pressure played of course a role." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Mitzpe Hila, North Israel - 17 October 2011 ++16:9++ 12. Close-up white wrist bands reading (Hebrew) "I am waiting too (for Gilad to return)." 13. Close-up of yellow wrist bands AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Jerusalem - 21 December 2009 ++4:3++ 14. Various of cut out figures of Gilad Schalit as part of campaign for his release 15. Close-up of Schalit's image on flag STORYLINE The expected release of Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit in a prisoner swap deal caps a sophisticated five-year-long public relations campaign that won over Israelis by portraying the captive serviceman as the nation's son. Celebrities, musicians, PR firms and an army of thousands of volunteers were enlisted over the years to pressure two Israeli Prime Ministers through countless activities and publicity stunts to free Schalit, who was captured in a daring cross-border raid by Gaza militants in 2006. In the end, it was a mix of the publicity efforts and a new flexibility by both Israel and Hamas that sealed the deal, which involves swapping the soldier for 1,027 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons. The exchange was expected to take place Tuesday. When he was captured, Schalit was an unknown 19-year-old serving in a tank unit on the Gaza border. The campaign has turned him into no less than a national icon and has made his face - ubiquitous on billboards and bumper stickers for five years - one of the most recognisable in the country. Organisers say that the PR efforts succeeded by fashioning him into the boy next door - a soldier who, in a country with mandatory military service, could be anyone's child. Shimshon Liebman, head of the Schalit campaign, spoke about the success of their efforts. "He became a symbol for value, of friendship and for the fact that we should not leave anyone behind us," Liebman said, speaking from Mitzpe Hila, in the north of Israel on Monday. Images of Schalit have hung on billboards, flags and bumper stickers around the country and even, for a time, in New York's Times Square. His family set up a protest tent outside the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem, posting a tally of the days the soldier had been held. The tent became a pilgrimage site for activists and onlookers from around the country. The Schalit campaign was kept afloat by donations, a public relations official said, but would not say how much money was spent over the years. In one event, the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra performed in a free concert to thousands in a town on the border with Gaza. In another, local celebrities marked Schalit's fifth year in captivity by spending an hour in simulated solitary confinement in a TV studio and having it broadcast live online. One of the country's biggest pop stars, Aviv Gefen, penned a song for Schalit. Last year, thousands turned out for a march across the country dedicated to the soldier. TV ads plucked at heartstrings, tying Schalit's fate to that of Ron Arad, an Israeli air force navigator who was captured in 1986 after his aircraft was brought down over Lebanon. Arad was seen being taken alive by Lebanese fighters but vanished shortly thereafter, fuelling a sense among Israelis that a chance to free him was squandered. Arad's wife, Tami, and other relatives of captive soldiers became well-known public figures as they lobbied the government to take action, but neither managed to rouse the intensity seen in the Schalit campaign. The same fate could await Schalit, the campaign suggested, if Israel's government did not make a deal for his release. "The weight of the media's role especially of the printed press, television, which was utterly in favour of the deal with Hamas without any, let's say, hesitation, they were ready to give up everything, because it was the human story," said political scientist Shlomo Aronson. "The boy became our son, so to say, and women, mothers, children were writing letters to him in captivity, his picture was running all over the country. So this kind of psychological pressure played of course a role." A national ethos of solidarity in Israel, an "all for one and one for all" mentality necessary in a country where military service is mandatory for Jewish citizens, helped the campaign encourage activism on such a large scale. Many Israelis identify with the families of soldiers killed or taken captive. Observers say it was the tireless efforts of the Schalit family and the campaign that helped break Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-10-17-11 1947EDT
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AP-APTN-2330: MidEast Schalit Campaign Monday, 17 October 2011 STORY:MidEast Schalit Campaign- REPLAY +4:3 Look at impact of campaign to bring soldier home LENGTH: 03:01 FIRST RUN: 1430 RESTRICTIONS: Part No Israel TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/CH10 STORY NUMBER: 710317 DATELINE: Various - 17 Oct 2011/ File LENGTH: 03:01 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY CH 10 - NO ACCESS ISRAEL SHOTLIST AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Tel Aviv, Israel - 5 July 2010 ++4:3++ 1. Wide of demonstration marking four years of Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit's captivity 2. Pull out of protesters holding sign reading (Hebrew): "No New Year's eve without Gilad." CH 10 - NO ACCESS ISRAEL FILE: Ashkol, Israel - 5 July 2010 ++4:3 ++ 3. Mid of Aviva and Noam Schalit, Gilad's parents with supporters at concert, part of efforts to demand Gilad's release 4. Various of crowd attending concert 5. Various of Israeli philharmonic orchestra on stage with conductor Zubin Mehta, poster of Gilad Schalit as backdrop AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Mitzpe Hila, North Israel - 17 October 2011 ++16:9++ 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Shimshon Liebman, Head of Schalit campaign: "The struggle for Gilad Schalit, he became a symbol for value, of friendship and for the fact that we should not leave anyone behind us." 7. Close of Aviva Schalit sitting in her front yard 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Shimshon Liebman, Head of Schalit campaign: "The way that Schalit family behaved, kind of shyness, kind of modesty, not shouting too high, I would say that the public felt that they had to hug them, to hold them and they touched the hearts of everyone." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Jerusalem - 24 June 2011 ++16:9++ 9. Mid of sign reading (Hebrew):"Sara and Bibi (referring to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara) I am alone in captivity for 1825 (days) and where are you?" 10. Mid of cardboard cut outs of Gilad Schalit AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Tel Aviv, Israel - 17 October 2011 ++16:9++ 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Shlomo Aronson, Political scientist : "The weight of the media's role especially of the printed press, television, which was utterly in favour of the deal with Hamas without any, let's say, hesitation, they were ready to give up everything, because it was the human story. The boy (referring to Gilad Schalit) became our son, so to say, and women, mothers, children were writing letters to him in captivity, his picture was running all over the country. So this kind of psychological pressure played of course a role." AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Mitzpe Hila, North Israel - 17 October 2011 ++16:9++ 12. Close-up white wrist bands reading (Hebrew) "I am waiting too (for Gilad to return)." 13. Close-up of yellow wrist bands AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Jerusalem - 21 December 2009 ++4:3++ 14. Various of cut out figures of Gilad Schalit as part of campaign for his release 15. Close-up of Schalit's image on flag STORYLINE The expected release of Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit in a prisoner swap deal caps a sophisticated five-year-long public relations campaign that won over Israelis by portraying the captive serviceman as the nation's son. Celebrities, musicians, PR firms and an army of thousands of volunteers were enlisted over the years to pressure two Israeli Prime Ministers through countless activities and publicity stunts to free Schalit, who was captured in a daring cross-border raid by Gaza militants in 2006. In the end, it was a mix of the publicity efforts and a new flexibility by both Israel and Hamas that sealed the deal, which involves swapping the soldier for 1,027 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons. The exchange was expected to take place Tuesday. When he was captured, Schalit was an unknown 19-year-old serving in a tank unit on the Gaza border. The campaign has turned him into no less than a national icon and has made his face - ubiquitous on billboards and bumper stickers for five years - one of the most recognisable in the country. Organisers say that the PR efforts succeeded by fashioning him into the boy next door - a soldier who, in a country with mandatory military service, could be anyone's child. Shimshon Liebman, head of the Schalit campaign, spoke about the success of their efforts. "He became a symbol for value, of friendship and for the fact that we should not leave anyone behind us," Liebman said, speaking from Mitzpe Hila, in the north of Israel on Monday. Images of Schalit have hung on billboards, flags and bumper stickers around the country and even, for a time, in New York's Times Square. His family set up a protest tent outside the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem, posting a tally of the days the soldier had been held. The tent became a pilgrimage site for activists and onlookers from around the country. The Schalit campaign was kept afloat by donations, a public relations official said, but would not say how much money was spent over the years. In one event, the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra performed in a free concert to thousands in a town on the border with Gaza. In another, local celebrities marked Schalit's fifth year in captivity by spending an hour in simulated solitary confinement in a TV studio and having it broadcast live online. One of the country's biggest pop stars, Aviv Gefen, penned a song for Schalit. Last year, thousands turned out for a march across the country dedicated to the soldier. TV ads plucked at heartstrings, tying Schalit's fate to that of Ron Arad, an Israeli air force navigator who was captured in 1986 after his aircraft was brought down over Lebanon. Arad was seen being taken alive by Lebanese fighters but vanished shortly thereafter, fuelling a sense among Israelis that a chance to free him was squandered. Arad's wife, Tami, and other relatives of captive soldiers became well-known public figures as they lobbied the government to take action, but neither managed to rouse the intensity seen in the Schalit campaign. The same fate could await Schalit, the campaign suggested, if Israel's government did not make a deal for his release. "The weight of the media's role especially of the printed press, television, which was utterly in favour of the deal with Hamas without any, let's say, hesitation, they were ready to give up everything, because it was the human story," said political scientist Shlomo Aronson. "The boy became our son, so to say, and women, mothers, children were writing letters to him in captivity, his picture was running all over the country. So this kind of psychological pressure played of course a role." A national ethos of solidarity in Israel, an "all for one and one for all" mentality necessary in a country where military service is mandatory for Jewish citizens, helped the campaign encourage activism on such a large scale. Many Israelis identify with the families of soldiers killed or taken captive. Observers say it was the tireless efforts of the Schalit family and the campaign that helped break Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-10-17-11 1947EDT
APTN 2330 PRIME NEWS - AMERICAS
AP-APTN-2330: US Stanford 2 Friday, 19 June 2009 STORY:US Stanford 2- REPLAY Texas billionaire indicted for alleged fraud; sketches, STILL LENGTH: 02:20 FIRST RUN: 2130 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: English/Natsound SOURCE: VARIOUS STORY NUMBER: 610275 DATELINE: Various 19 June 2009/FILE LENGTH: 02:20 SHOTLIST ++NEW (FIRST RUN 2130 NEWS UPDATE, 19 JUNE 2009) AP PHOTOS - No Access Canada/For Broadcast use only - Strictly No Access Online or Mobile Richmond, Virginia - June 19, 2009 1. Photograph of R. Allen Stanford through window of car as he goes to court ++NEW (FIRST RUN 2130 NEWS UPDATE, 19 JUNE 2009) Bill Hennessy - MUST GIVE ONSCREEN COURTESY Richmond, Virginia - June 19, 2009 2. Wide, push in sketch of courtroom appearance 3. Mid sketch of courtroom appearance (FIRST RUN 1830 NORTH AMERICA PRIME NEWS, 19 JUNE 2009) AP PHOTOS - No Access Canada/For Broadcast use only - Strictly No Access Online or Mobile London - June 11, 2008 4. STILL of fraud suspect R. Allen Stanford AP TELEVISION - AP Clients ONLY Washington, DC - June 19, 2009 5. Various of indictment document 6. Mid of Department of Justice news conference 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Robert Khuzami, Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement: "Perhaps what is most disturbing about this case is that Stanford's victims were not looking for one of those get-rich-quick-schemes that we hear so much about and seem somewhat obvious to avoid. Stanford's investors were simply looking for safe investments and low risk opportunities and with Stanford they thought they had found such an opportunity, but what they had actually found was a complicated array of phoney financial statements, fabricated performance and sham audits - all to create the illusion of safety and liquidity." AP TELEVISION - AP Clients ONLY FILE: Saint Johns, Antigua (exact date unknown) 8. Various exteriors of Stanford International Bank AP Television - AP Clients ONLY Washington, DC - June 19, 2009 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert Khuzami, Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement: "And in a shocking twist to this story, Stanford's scheme also corrupted a foreign regulator. Today we charged Leroy King, the administrator and CEO of the Antiguan Financial Services Regulatory Commission - or FSRC - with aiding and abetting securities fraud by accepting thousands of dollars in bribes on a regular basis to ignore the Stanford Ponzi scheme." 10. Various of indictment document 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert Khuzami, Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement: (soundbite overlayed with cutaways of Lanny Breuer and wide of news conference) "I want to conclude by thanking Lanny Breuer and my former colleagues at the Department of Justice, who have worked tirelessly to build an impressive criminal case from the rubble of this massive fraud." AP PHOTOS - No Access Canada/For Broadcast use only - Strictly No Access Online or Mobile Houston, Texas - April 20, 2008 12. STILL Stanford photographed in his attorney's office STORYLINE: Brash Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford was indicted and jailed on Friday on charges his international banking empire was really just a pyramid scheme built on lies, bluster and bribery. The Justice Department announced charges against Stanford and six others who allegedly helped the tycoon run a 7 (b) billion US dollar swindle. At a court hearing in Richmond, Virginia, a federal judge agreed with prosecutors that Stanford posed a flight risk and ordered him to remain in custody until a future detention hearing in Houston. Among those charged were executives of Stanford Financial Group and a former Antiguan bank regulator who prosecutors say should have caught the fraud but instead took bribes to let the scheme continue. Robert Khuzami, the enforcement director for the Securities and Exchange Commission, said investigators have built "an impressive criminal case from the rubble of this massive fraud." If convicted of all charges in the 21-count indictment, Stanford, who is 59, could face as much as 250 years in prison, officials said. Dick DeGuerin, Stanford's lawyer, said in a written statement that Stanford was "confident that a fair jury will find him not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing." The indictment unsealed on Friday in Houston charged Stanford and other executives at his firm falsely claimed to have grown 1.2 (b) billion dollars in assets in 2001 to roughly 8.5 (b) billion dollars by the end of 2008. The operation had roughly 30,000 investors, officials said. Secretly, though, Stanford diverted more than 1.6 (b) billion US dollars in personal loans to himself, according to investigators. Court papers charge Stanford and top executives orchestrated the massive fraud by advising clients to buy certificates of deposit from the Antigua-based Stanford International Bank. While Stanford is less well-known than the infamous swindler Bernard Madoff, authorities say both men's businesses were based on the same type of scam - faking investment returns while attracting new investors to keep the operation afloat. Authorities say they are investigating 100 other possible pyramid schemes, although none on the scale of the Stanford or Madoff cases. A group of cheated Stanford investors said in a statement that their losses "are devastating, as senior citizens are losing their homes, going without medical care, and becoming a burden on their children and families." Stanford, in FBI custody after surrendering on Thursday, appeared in federal court in Richmond, Virginia, on Friday, where authorities hope to convince a judge to keep him behind bars pending trial. Prosecutors charged Leroy King, the former chief executive officer of Antigua's Financial Services Regulatory Commission, with conspiracy to obstruct an SEC investigation. In February, King told reporters the commission properly scrutinised Stanford's business. Prosecutors allege King accepted more than 100,000 US dollars in bribes to help Stanford continue his fraud. At his zenith, Stanford was a larger-than-life figure in Antigua. His enterprises there include a newspaper, two restaurants, a development company and the ornately landscaped Stanford cricket grounds, where he shook up the staid world of professional cricket last year by bankrolling the purse in a 20 (m) million US dollar winner-take-all match. 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APTN APEX 06-19-09 1953EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: Europe Iran Protests Friday, 19 June 2009 STORY:Europe Iran Protests- REPLAY Iranian protesters rally in Spain and France LENGTH: 02:44 FIRST RUN: 2130 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: French/Eng/Nats SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 610263 DATELINE: Paris/ Madrid - 19 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:44 SHOTLIST Paris, France 1. Wide pan of protesters demonstrating near Iranian embassy 2. Mid of demonstrator chanting 3. SOUNDBITE (French) Vox pop, demonstrator (no name given): "We want the French people and everyone in the world to hear us and not to take Ahmadinejad for our President, we don't want congratulations from nations, from states, for Mr Ahmadinejad as our President. He's not our President." 4. Various of demonstrators clapping and singing 5. Wide of demonstration 6. Pan from Eiffel Tower in background to French philosopher Bernard Henri-Levy speaking in Trocadero Square 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Bernard Henri-Levy, philosopher and demonstrator: "I am so impressed and so moved by the courage of the Iranian people. These young girls, young boys, simple citizens who demonstrate in the streets of Tehran, of Shiraz, of Esfahan with such boldness and courage. How not to be with them, at least by the heart? How not to demonstrate a minimum of solidarity? It's not a lot. We do very little but if we are not able to devote to them, in solidarity with them, a little of our time, then we have to despair of democracy." 8. Henri-Levy and French socialist politician Jack Lang signing poster 9. Close of poster reading (French) 'No to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, yes to the Iranian people. ' Madrid, Spain 10. Demonstrators marching outside the Spanish Foreign Ministry 11. Demonstrators holding placards and clapping 12. Various of demonstrators holding placards reading (Spanish) 'For a secular Iran' and 'With the Iranian people' 13. Wide pan of protest 14. Various of woman being wrapped in cellophane to represent the silencing of the Iranian protesters 15. Wide pan of protest STORYLINE Hundreds of protesters marched in front of the Iranian embassy in Paris on Friday in support of Iranians contesting the outcome of presidential elections. The demonstrators chanted slogans and demanded an inquiry into the vote count. "We don't want congratulations from nations, from states, for Mr Ahmadinejad as our President. He's not our President" said one demonstrator. Earlier a group of prominent French intellectuals, including philosopher Bernard Henri-Levy, writer Marek Halter and former French culture minister and Socialist lawmaker Jack Lang, were among about 60 demonstrators gathered in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. "I'm so impressed and moved by the courage of the Iranian people," Henri-Levy said. Henri-Levy promised to continue to protest until Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who was re-elected in last week's disputed election, acknowledges his defeat. Some of the speakers signed a poster asking world leaders to investigate the election, which opposition candidates and their supporters claim was fraudulent. There have been regular demonstrations all week in Paris by various groups who have all been protesting the election results. The protest scenes were mirrored in Spain as around 150 people demonstrated outside Spain's Foreign Ministry in central Madrid to protest human rights abuses in Iran. Demonstrators organised by several groups, including Reporters Without Borders, denounced the blocking of mobile phone messaging and the Internet by Iranian authorities. Protesters carried banners calling for Iranian leaders to respect human rights while one woman even wrapped herself in cellophane to represent the silencing of the Iranian protesters. Iran's supreme leader said on Friday that the country's disputed presidential vote had not been rigged, sternly warning protesters of a crackdown if they continue massive demonstrations demanding a new election. In his first public address since demonstrators flooded the streets, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei singled out Britain among the most "treacherous" of the Western powers, repeating frequent complaints about perceived meddling by Britain and others in Iran's affairs. Khamenei also warned the demonstrators that they should cease protest and the opposition must pursue its complaints within the confines of the cleric-led ruling system. The unrest has posed the greatest challenge to the system since the 1979 Islamic Revolution that brought it to power. Seven demonstrators have been shot and killed allegedly by pro-regime militia. Khamenei had already approved the June 12 election results that gave hard-line Ahmadinejad a landslide victory, but he has not been able to ignore the powerful defiance of the opposition, which has called the vote rigged, of his authority. Khamenei also said the 11 (m) million votes that separated Ahmadinejad from his top opponent, Mir Hossein Mousavi, were proof that fraud did not occur. 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APTN APEX 06-19-09 1953EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: ++Venezuela GM Friday, 19 June 2009 STORY:++Venezuela GM- NEW GM closes Venezuela plant, fuelling economic fears LENGTH: 03:07 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: Part No Venezuela TYPE: Spanish/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/VTV/GLOBOVISION STORY NUMBER: 610278 DATELINE: Valencia/Caracas - Various dates LENGTH: 03:07 SHOTLIST: AP Television - AP Clients Only Valencia, 17 June 2009 1. Pan General Motors (GM) factory 2. Mid cars inside GM factory 3. Wide cars in GM parking 4. Close GM sign 5. Wide and close front of GM factory, and sign reading: GM Venezuelan General Motors Globovision - No Access Venezuela Valencia, 17 May 2009 6. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Ronaldo Znidarsis, President of GM Venezuela "We are discussing the fact that even if immediate action is taken by the authorities, the soonest we could hope to start operating again would be in three and a half months. But while we don't have liquidations or any currency approved to convince our suppliers to dispatch, operations remain paralysed." AP Television - AP Clients Only Valencia, 17 June 2009 7. Wide and close GM factory 8. Back focus from bars to GM sign 9. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Franklin Gonzalez, Driver of TeGma trucks: "This is being carried out by the devil because the companies are leaving (the country) so what kind of work will be given by the government: nothing? If there is no work, there is nothing." 10. Mid driver getting into the truck 11. Pan of truck entering at GM factory 12. Mid trucks entering at GM factory 13. Guard closing gate 14. Close up of lock 15. Wide parking lot at Ford Company 16. Mid of Maria Teresa Dominguez, Ford's Public Relations Manager 17. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Maria Teresa Dominguez, Ford's Public Relations Manager: "As a result of currency control, we have had difficulties in keeping our plant operating at its productive capacity. However, we have had some recent advances with Cadivi (a government institution that handles the delivery of dollars to companies and people in Venezuela), we have sat down with them, and the advances have been progressive." 18. Various of cars at Ford company VTV - AP Clients Only Caracas, 14 June 2009 19. Wide shot of Minister of Commerce during interview 20. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Eduardo Saman, Venezuelan Minister of Commerce: "The price of oil increased. A currency budget has been made, and the currency is already being reassigned to assemble cars. Two billion US dollars, which is being assigned for the assembling of vehicles, and 500 million US dollar which is for the acquisition of assembled vehicles, vehicles that are already assembled." AP Television - AP Client Only Valencia, 17 June 2009 21. Pan inside Ford company 22. Close up of workers 23. Various workers inside Ford company plant 24. Close up of part of a car STORYLINE: General Motors Corporation's Venezuela affiliate temporarily shut down a local assembly plant on Friday, suspending all car production in Venezuela and boosting fears that the closure could further slow sputtering economic growth. GM suspended operations for at least three months at its auto assembly plant in Venezuela's central Carabobo state, affecting 1,600 full-time employees who will see their salaries cut to minimum wage during the shutdown. A smaller plant that produces trucks will continue operating in a nearby town. Car sales soared in Venezuela in recent years as high oil prices fuelled a consumer spending boom. In March, the sector employed 40,000 people and indirectly created another 100,000 jobs, according to Venezuela's Automotive Chamber. GM is the country's largest automaker, producing more than half of the 54,000 cars assembled in the first five months of 2009, according to the chamber. But auto output had already declined by 9.7 percent this year through May as government currency controls restricted imports, pushing GM to close its doors. "As a result of the currency control, we have had difficulties in keeping our plant operating at its productive capacity," Ford's PR Manager Maria Teresa Dominguez told AP Television. The controls, imposed by President Hugo Chavez in 2003, have prevented GM from getting the dollars it needs to import car parts, stalling sales and leaving the company with 1.2 (b) billion US dollar in debts to foreign suppliers that it can't get the dollars it needs to pay up. But lower oil prices, now 51 percent below July's peak, have left crude-reliant Venezuela without its main source of foreign currency, making it more reluctant to part with dollar reserves and forcing it to cut back on dollar sales to importers. GM's operations could be halted for more than three months if the company doesn't get permission to buy dollars soon, GM's Venezuela chief Ronaldo Znidarsis said in May. The government plans to sell auto manufacturers 2.5 (b) billion US dollar in dollars this year so they can buy car parts, Trade Minister Eduardo Saman said on Thursday - though he did not say when that sale would happen or if GM would benefit. Local businessmen worry that GM's shutdown will slow other sectors of Venezuela's economy, said Tulio Hidalgo, the president of the Carabobo state chapter of the Fedecamaras business chamber. Venezuela's economy expanded by 0.3 percent in the first quarter, down from five percent in the year-ago period. Hidalgo said that nearly 45 percent of Carabobo's small and medium-sized businesses - from banks that provide consumer credit, to transport service companies - will be affected by reduced automotive output. Ford Motor Company, Chrysler Llc, Toyota Motor Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Mack de Venezuela and Iveco Venezuela also produce cars in Venezuela, but haven't closed any plants this year - though Toyota and Mitsubishi both briefly halted production amid labour strikes. In May, GM said it employed 4,000 people in Venezuela and had indirectly created another 70,000 jobs. 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APTN APEX 06-19-09 1954EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: Colombia Drugs Friday, 19 June 2009 STORY:Colombia Drugs- REPLAY UN report shows fall in Colombia's coca cultivation LENGTH: 02:22 FIRST RUN: 2030 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Spanish/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 610273 DATELINE: Various - 19 June 2009/ FILE LENGTH: 02:22 SHOTLIST: Bogota - 19 June 2009 1. Mid shot of UN (United Nations) delegates entering conference room 2. Mid shot of reporters at news conference 3. Mid shot of UN delegates 4. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Aldo Lale-Demoz, Representative of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime: "So far we have talked about the area where the crops are grown, which has been reduced in 18 percent. We believe that it is much more important to report that cocaine production decreased by 28 percent. Why? Because of government actions, the eradications - manual or aerial spraying - were carried out in areas with the greatest productivity. This is a very important fact which you can report as you want, but what is clear is that this year Colombia is exporting 170 metric tonnes less of cocaine than last year." 5. Screen showing graphics of the areas where the coca plantations decreased 6. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Aldo Lale-Demoz, Representative of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime: "It is obvious that new lands (for coca crops) will be sought (by drug traffickers). In the past we talked about Africa, but I don't think so, I do think there is a shift towards Peru and Bolivia. We have seen increases in Peru and Bolivia. In the case of Peru it is more worrying than in that of Bolivia because we see the penetration of international cartels, above all Mexicans, something that doesn't happen anymore in Colombia and Bolivia. We can't be categorical regarding numbers because we don't have them, but part of the decrease in Colombia is going to be reflected in increases in other countries, especially Peru and Bolivia." FILE: Colombian Amazon, 2004 9. Various of eradicators uprooting coca plants STORYLINE: Colombia's coca crop shrank by nearly a fifth last year while cultivation of the bush that is the basis of cocaine rose for a third straight year in Peru and Bolivia, the world's two other coca-producing nations, the United Nations said on Friday. The UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said the 18 percent reduction in Colombia, the world's top cocaine producer, from 2007 owed in part to record manual eradication - as opposed to aerial herbicide spraying - of 96,100 hectares (371 square miles) of the crop. Traffickers tend to migrate to countries where there is less police pressure and eradication, the UNODC's representative for Colombia, Aldo Lale-Demoz, told reporters. "There's a shift from Colombia towards Peru and Bolivia," he said, calling Peru more worrisome due to "the penetration of international cartels, above all Mexicans." In its annual survey of the Andes' cocaine trade, the U.N. agency said coca cultivation in Colombia dropped to 81-thousand hectares (312 square miles) - the lowest since 2004 - while Bolivia's crop increased by 6 percent and Peru's by 4.5 percent. It put Bolivia's coca crop last year at 30,500 hectares (117 square miles) and Peru's at 56,100 hectares (216 square miles). Crop eradication was down in both countries, by 13 percent and 16 percent respectively. In last year's report, the U.N. noted a 27 percent increase in coca cultivation in Colombia, the world's top producer of cocaine. Estimated cocaine production in Colombia, a major recipient of US anti-drug aid, was down 28 percent last year to 430 metric tons from 2007 - with 20,000 fewer households growing coca, the U.N. said. Colombia analyst Adam Isacson, of the Washington-based Centre for International Policy said the finding should be taken with caution as peasants who lost their savings in collapsed pyramid schemes in October began replanting coca on a huge scale. That certainly offset, said Isacson, some of the gains reported by the U.N. from use of the herbicide glyphosate on 133,496 hectares (515 square miles) of coca crop last year. Neither Peru nor Bolivia use herbicides against coca and the United States complains that Bolivia is no longer a serious partner in combating drugs after expelling US drug agents last year for alleged espionage. Nevertheless, the U.N. said drug trafficking was seriously disrupted overall in the region, with 200 tons of cocaine seized in Colombia, 22 tons in Bolivia and 12 tons in Peru. Remnants of the Shining Path insurgency, which was nearly eradicated in the mid-1990s, control an area on the eastern slope of the Andes that the U.N. says is now the world's leading source of cocaine. The U.N. Office of Drugs and Crime put Peru's production capacity last year at 302 tons compared to 113 tons for Bolivia. 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 06-19-09 1955EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: Kashmir Clashes Friday, 19 June 2009 STORY:Kashmir Clashes- REPLAY Protesters clash with security forces over womens' deaths LENGTH: 01:11 FIRST RUN: 1330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 610225 DATELINE: Srinagar - 19 June 2009 LENGTH: 01:11 SHOTLIST: ++AUDIO AS INCOMING++ 1. Various of protesters pelting stones at security forces 2. Soldier with stick being attacked by protesters with stones 3. Protesters running, pelting stones 4. Various of protesters following security van, hitting it with stones 5. White jeep driving down road, being pelted by stones 6. Tear gas shall smoking, protesters with faces covered by scarves pelting stones at security STORYLINE Dozens of protesters on Friday pelted stones at security forces in Srinagar, the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir, as protests against the alleged rape and killing of two young women continued. Protesters gathered outside the Jamia mosque after Friday prayers and shouted pro-freedom slogans. Soon, the rally deteriorated into clashes and police had to resort to tear gas to control the crowd. The Kashmir valley has been tense since May 30, after the bodies of a 17-year-old girl and her 22-year-old sister-in-law were found in a shallow stream in Shopian, south of Srinagar. Locals claim the women were raped and killed by Indian soldiers. Human rights groups and separatist leaders have long accused the Indian military of using rape and sexual molestation to intimidate the local population as it wages a 20-year battle against separatist insurgents. The state government has ordered an independent judicial investigation into the deaths, but rights groups say such probes rarely yield results and are often intended only to calm public anger. The killings have led to violent protests in the valley that have paralysed normal life. According to police, daily clashes between government forces and protesters have so far left one person dead and more than 400 injured. Anti-India sentiment runs deep in Kashmir, a Muslim-majority territory divided between India and Pakistan that is claimed in its entirety by both. The South Asian neighbours have fought two of three wars over Kashmir since independence from Britain in 1947. 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APTN APEX 06-19-09 1955EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: FILE NKorea Friday, 19 June 2009 STORY:FILE NKorea- REPLAY File thought to show first vessel monitored under UN resolution LENGTH: 01:21 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 610253 DATELINE: HK - 24 Oct 2006 LENGTH: 01:21 SHOTLIST FILE 1. Wide of North Korean ship "Kang Nam I" at sea 2. Mid of ship with North Korean flag imprinted on funnel 3. Close-up "Kang Nam I" reading on back of ship 4. Wide of back of ship 5. Close-up crew on board, zoom out to crew on deck 6. Various of vessel in water STORYLINE The US military on Friday continued tracking a ship from North Korea, the first vessel being monitored under the new United Nations non-proliferation resolution. US officials said the Kang Nam I was being monitored in the Pacific Ocean ever since it sailed from North Korea on Wednesday. The officials said it was uncertain what the ship was carrying, though it was believed to have been involved in weapons proliferation in the past. The sanctions mandated by the latest UN Security Council resolution on North Korea call on all 192 UN member states to inspect vessels on the high seas - with the owner country's approval - if they believe the cargo contains banned weapons. The Kang Nam I was off the coast of China on Thursday, the officials said on condition of anonymity because they were discussing intelligence. The vessel is believed to be the same ship that was involved in a number of international incidents in the past few years. In 2006, a ship called Kang Nam was detained in Hong Kong for safety violations as it was on its way to Taiwan to deliver scrap metal. The ship's detention was unrelated to the October 2006 UN sanctions on North Korea that called for searches of vessels sailing to and from the communist country, Hong Kong officials said at the time. The Kang Nam's detention came about a week after the Security Council unanimously approved sanctions that included inspections of North Korean ships. The UN measures were prompted by North Korea's nuclear test on 9 October, 2006. 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 06-19-09 1958EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: Greece Marbles Friday, 19 June 2009 STORY:Greece Marbles- REPLAY Protesters demand return of Elgin Marbles LENGTH: 02:52 FIRST RUN: 2130 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Greek/English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 610271 DATELINE: Athens/London - 18-19 June 2009 LENGTH: 02:52 SHOTLIST: Athens, 19 June 2009 1. Wide of Parthenon atop Acropolis hill with posters calling for the return of the Elgin Marbles in foreground 2. Posters and banners reading (Greek and English) "Give back the Parthenon Marbles" 3. Close up of man reading poster reading "Give back the Parthenon Marbles" 4. SOUNDBITE: (Greek) Marina Mantheakis, supporter of the return of the Elgin Marbles to Greece: "We are asking that the Parthenon sculptures which are being held illegally by the British Museum be returned. There is no longer a reason for them to remain there, since we have built, and have spent a lot of money to create, the new museum." 5. Wide of new Acropolis Museum with Parthenon atop Acropolis hill seen in background 6. Close up of glass-enclosed Parthenon gallery on top of new Acropolis Museum with sun setting behind it Athens, 18 June 2009 ++DUSK SHOTS++ 7. Wide of top floor of new Acropolis Museum housing the Parthenon gallery where replicas of the Elgin Marbles currently housed in London are on display next to originals from the Parthenon 8. People walking past displays in Partheon gallery 9. Parthenon lit in the dark 10. Mid shot of Parthenon frieze seen inside gallery 11. Wide of Parthenon gallery in new Acropolis Museum looking at antiquities Athens, 17 June 2009 12. Wide of gallery in new Acropolis museum, pan left 13. Mid shot of antiquities 14. SOUNDBITE: (Greek) Antonis Samaras, Culture Minister, referring to the replicas of the Elgin Marbles that will be on display in the new Acropolis Museum: "For someone who will follow these 160 metres (525-feet) of the frieze around the museum, as they are on the Parthenon, they will realise that in essence it will be a constant, silent denunciation." London, 18 June 2009 15. Wide exterior of British Museum 16. Wide of gallery showcasing Elgin Marbles 17. Mid shot of man looking at marbles 18. Pan from Hannah Boulton, British Museum spokeswoman, looking at Elgin Marbles to close-up of marble detail 19. SOUDNBITE: (English) Hannah Boulton, British Museum spokeswoman: "Interestingly, see, they are not talking about putting them back on the Acropolis. These are not objects, these are not sculptures that can be re-applied to the building. That isn't something that anybody is suggesting these days. They are now museum objects. They are objects of world art. And as such, I don't think, there is no problem in terms of them being divided between two different museums and telling two different, but complimentary stories." 20. Pan of gallery showing Elgin Marbles and visitors 21. Various close-ups of details of Elgin Marbles 22. Pan from Elgin Marbles to visitors STORYLINE: On the eve of the new Acropolis Museum's inauguration in Athens, a group of protesters demanded the return of the Elgin Marbles to Greece. The opening of the long-anticipated museum on Saturday, boosts Greece's decades-old campaign for the return of 2,500-year-old sculptures removed from the ancient citadel by a 19th century British diplomat. The museum is the centrepiece of Greece's efforts to regain the Parthenon Marbles - sculptures that were part of a stunning 160-metre (525-foot) marble frieze of a religious procession that adorned the top of the ancient citadel's grandest structure, the Parthenon. The glass hall displays the section of the Parthenon frieze that Elgin left behind, next to plaster casts of the works in London - which Greece hopes one day to replace with the originals from the British Museum. "In essence it will be a constant, silent denunciation" of the Parthenon Marbles' continued absence, said Culture Minister Antonis Samaras, referring to the display of replicas next to original pieces. The British Museum has rejected repeated requests to send the marbles home, countering that it legally owns the collection and that it is displayed free of charge in an international cultural context. The Museum says it only considers loan requests that recognise its ownership of artifacts, and that a loan would not be permanent nor include the whole collection. Culture Minister Antonis Samaras has already rejected such a suggestion. One of the main arguments against returning the sculptures had been a lack of an appropriate place to house them. Many maintained that by removing the marbles, Elgin had ultimately protected them from damage by acid rain and pollution. But the new 180 (m) million dollar glass and concrete museum at the foot of the ancient citadel is Greece's reply. The British Museum spokeswoman insisted that "there is no problem in terms of them being divided between two different museums and telling two different, but complimentary stories." Britain's envoy, Lord Elgin, pried them off the building in the early 1800s while Greece was still an unwilling part of the Ottoman Empire. Facing bankruptcy, he eventually sold the artworks to the British Museum, where they have been displayed ever since. The return of the Parthenon, or Elgin, Marbles is an issue of national pride in Greece, and successive governments have waged a high-profile but so far fruitless campaign for their repatriation, saying the sculptures were looted from a work of art so important that its surviving pieces should all be exhibited together. 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APTN APEX 06-19-09 1959EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: +US Iran 2 Friday, 19 June 2009 STORY:+US Iran 2- WRAP House of Rep condemns Tehran crackdown; ADDS Senate, LA exiles reax LENGTH: 03:04 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/ House TV STORY NUMBER: 610276 DATELINE: Washington DC/Los Angeles - 19 June 2009 LENGTH: 03:04 SHOTLIST: (FIRST RUN 1830 NORTH AMERICA PRIME NEWS - 19 JUNE 2009) House TV Pool - AP Clients Only Washington, DC - June 19, 2009 1. Wide of House of Representatives, with vote tally on screen 2. UPSOUND: (English) "On this vote the yeas are 405, the nays are one, with two members voting present." 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Howard Berman, U.S. Congressman, Democrat representing 28th District of California: "They want justice. This morning the supreme leader offered none. It is not for us to decide who should run Iran, much less determine the real winner of the June 12 election. But we must reaffirm our strong belief that the Iranian people have a fundamental right to express their views about the future of their country freely and without intimidation." 4. Wide of House floor 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Eric Cantor, U.S. Congressman, Republican representing 7th District of Virginia: "We must rally the world around the cause of the Iranian people and I urge the administration, I urge President Obama to follow the lead of this House, to speak out on behalf of the Iranian people and their quest for freedom and human rights. And I yield back." ++NEW (FIRST RUN 2330 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 19 JUNE 2009) POOL Senate TV - AP Clients Only Washington, DC - June 19, 2009 6. Various of Senate approving Iran resolutions (FIRST RUN 1830 NORTH AMERICA PRIME NEWS - 19 JUNE 2009) AP Television - AP Clients Only Washington, DC - June 19, 2009 7. Wide of White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs walking to podium 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Robert Gibbs, White House Spokesman: "We're not gonna be used as political foils and political footballs in a debate that's happening by Iranians, in Iran. There are many people in the leadership that would love us to get involved." 9. Wide of briefing's end ++ NEW (FIRST RUN 2330 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 19 JUNE 2009) AP Television - AP Clients Only Los Angeles, California - June 19, 2009 10. Various of streets in Los Angeles area known as "Tehrangeles" 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Arghavan Shahsavarian, Iranian American: "I don't think anybody knows how long it's going to go on for. I mean nothing like this has happened since the revolution." 12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mojean Amouzegar, Iranian American: "Some people arrested, some people injured and killed and then nothing happened again. Because the government is very powerful. Ayatollah Khamenei is very powerful." 13. Medium of sign for KIRN radio station (Iranian radio station) 14. Medium of radio presenters during show 15. Tight of show host 16. Tight of sound board 17. SOUNDBITE: (English) Sassan Kamali, Morning Show Host, KIRN 670 AM Radio: "And the military is taking over. The religious military is taking over, which is even more dangerous than the clerics by itself." 18. Medium of presenter reading news in Farsi 19. Wide of presenter and studio STORYLINE: In the strongest message yet from the US government, the House of Representatives voted 405-1 on Friday to condemn Tehran's crackdown on demonstrators and the government's interference with Internet and cell phone communications. The resolution was initiated by Republicans as a veiled criticism of President Barack Obama. The president has mostly spoken in quite measured terms, reluctant to speak too strongly about the disputed elections that left hard-liner President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in charge of the Muslim nation. The resolution expressed support for "all Iranian citizens who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties and rule of law" and affirms "the importance of democratic and fair elections". It also condemned "the ongoing violence" by the government and pro-government militias against demonstrators, as well as government "suppression of independent electronic communications through interference with the Internet and cell phones". Democrats agreed with the Republicans on pushing through the mildly worded resolution. Democrat Howard Berman, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and co-sponsor of the resolution, said it was "not for us to decide who should run Iran, much less determine the real winner of the June 12 election". But he said the Iranian people had a "fundamental right" to express their views "freely and without intimidation." Republican Eric Cantor said he wanted Obama to "follow the lead of this house, to speak out on behalf of the Iranian people and their quest for freedom and human rights." Obama, whose goal is to engage Tehran in the hopes of blunting its perceived ambition of a nuclear weapon, has stayed mostly neutral on the election dispute, talking in measured terms about the aspirations of the Iranian people to have their voices heard. Obama's chief spokesman said the resolution condemning the Iranian election largely reflects the message the White House has sent this week. But at the same time, Robert Gibbs told reporters the White House would not be used as a pawn in the political struggle unfolding in Iran He said the US government would not be used as "political footballs" in an internal Iranian debate, although he said there were "many people in the leadership who would love us to get involved." Gibbs said that the administration welcomed the resolution, and he denied that Obama had not spoken out as fiercely as the House did. Congress, particularly the 435-member House, frequently weighs in on foreign policy matters, when a similar message from the State Department or the White House would be considered confrontational. Such resolutions have no practical effect other than to express the opinion of lawmakers and try to influence the administration in power at the time. The resolution was approved in the Senate as well. In Tehran, Iran's supreme leader said on Friday that the country's disputed presidential vote had not been rigged, sternly warning protesters of a crackdown if they continue massive demonstrations demanding a new election. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had already approved the June 12 election results that gave hard-line Ahmadinejad a landslide victory, but he has not been able to ignore the powerful defiance of the opposition, which has called the vote rigged, of his authority. Khamenei also said the 11 (m) million votes that separated Ahmadinejad from his top opponent, Mir Hossein Mousavi, were proof that fraud did not occur. In an area of Los Angeles dubbed "Tehrangeles" since it is home to a large Iranian population, residents weren't optimistic about a breakthrough in the standoff. "I don't think anybody knows how long it's going to go on for. I mean nothing like this has happened since the revolution," said Arghavan Shahsavarian, and Iranian American in Los Angeles. An Iranian radio show host in Los Angeles said, in his view, the situation clearly was not improving. "The religious military is taking over, which is even more dangerous than the clerics by itself," said Sassan Kamali, Morning Show Host, KIRN 670 AM Radio. 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 06-19-09 2000EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-2330: ++Mexico Violence Friday, 19 June 2009 STORY:++Mexico Violence- NEW GRAPHIC Patient killed in attack on ambulance, latest in wave of violence LENGTH: 03:35 FIRST RUN: 2330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Spanish/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 610280 DATELINE: Uruapan/Ciudad Juarez, 17/18/19 June 2009 LENGTH: 03:35 ++CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE THIS PACKAGE CONTAINS GRAPHIC FOOTAGE OF DEAD BODIES++ SHOTLIST: ++NIGHT SHOTS++ ++QUALITY AS INCOMING++ Uruapan, Michoacan state, June 19, 2009 1. Various of destroyed ambulance after explosion 2. Policemen at site of explosion 3. Policeman looking inside ambulance after explosion 4. Debris inside ambulance after explosion 5. Ambulance being towed away 6. Various of damage left by explosion 7. Forensics officials examining explosion debris 8. Various of telephone cables which were blown up by explosion ++ DAY SHOTS++ Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, June 19, 2009 9. Wide of street with police cordon on foreground 10. Mid shot of soldiers standing near site of shooting 11. Wide of ambulance, soldiers and body 12. Mid shot of body with eight shots in the head 13. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Victor Valencia de los Santos, Chihuahua Secretary of State Security: "It is clear that we now have to deal with crime levels, and the intensity with which the crimes are carried out - even some that were not common in this region, such as kidnapping and extortion, for which we were unfortunately not prepared either as authorities or as a society. These crimes, kidnapping and extortion, were common in Jalisco, DF, in Mexico State, in Tamaulipas but unfortunately organised crime has diversified after being cornered by the authorities." ++ NIGHT SHOTS++ Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, June 18, 2009 14. Wide of three bodies of young people killed in Colonia el Mezquital 15. Mid shot of shooting victims 16. Various of soldiers securing off area 17. Wide soldier guarding scene of crime where the three were shot 18. Wide of police vans at crime scene 19. Bystanders looking at crime scene ++NIGHT SHOTS++ Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, June 17, 2009 20. Mid shot of Medical Forensic Service Truck 21. Close up of woman who was shot 22. Mid shot of investigators standing around body 23. Close up of broken glass near a car 24. Mid shot of body 25. Wide of investigators at crime scene 26. Close up of ammunition shells and glass at the scene of the crime ++DAY SHOTS++ Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, June 17, 2009 27. Wide of crime scene where woman was shot inside a truck very close to the border 28. Forensics gathering evidence from a car 29. Local police closing off Cuatro Siglos Avenue 30. Close of soldiers and investigators examining truck in which woman was shot 31. Various of soldiers and police around the crime scene 32. Mid shot of a truck with the body of a young man inside STORYLINE: Gunmen in the Mexican city of Uruapan tossed a grenade at an ambulance and then opened its doors to kill a patient who had narrowly survived an earlier shooting, as paramedics ran for their lives early on Friday. Vehicles carrying four masked gunmen intercepted the ambulance at around 2 a.m. Local time (0700GMT) as it was carrying the 23-year-old man to a hospital in Morelia, the state capital, according to a report from the Michoacan state prosecutor's office. Assailants tossed a fragmentation grenade at the ambulance, setting it on fire, and the two paramedics ran away, according to the police report. Then they opened the back doors and fired on the man and his wife, who was accompanying him. The 20-year-old woman was listed as being in a serious condition at a local hospital. No arrests have been made, the state prosecutor's office said. The patient had been taken to a local hospital by his family on Sunday night after being wounded in a shootout between rival gangs in Uruapan. He was being transferred to a better-equipped hospital in the state capital, when the ambulance was attacked. Uruapan, a city of some 240,000 people, has been hard hit by drug-related violence and allegations of corruption. Its mayor is among seven detained mayors charged on Thursday with protecting members of the La Familia drug cartel. Elsewhere, in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, 36 people have been since Monday, according to the state attorney general's office. Violence has also resurged in the border city, which lies across from El Paso, Texas, despite 5,000 troops being sent to the region in March by Mexico's president Felipe Calderon in an effort to stabilise the situation. Early on Friday, a man was pulled from his vehicle and shot in the head repeatedly by armed men. Meanwhile four male youths aged between 15 and 17 years old were shot dead late on Thursday night while walking down the street. Three died at the scene, while a fourth died at the Red Cross hospital. On Wednesday, two men and a woman were shot dead as they stood outside a house. They tried to hide behind a pickup truck when a group of armed individuals opened fire on them. In a separate incident, a 17-year-old girl was shot while driving a truck near the border. Drug-related violence has killed more than 10,800 people nationwide since 2006. 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 06-19-09 2105EDT ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM -------------------