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CBN NewsWatch: April 8, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, April 8: Britain's 'Iron Lady' Margaret Thatcher dead at 87, President Obama to speak to Sandy Hook families, and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," REMEMBERING

MARGARET THATCHER.

WE LOOK BACK ON THE LIFE OF

THE FORMER BRITISH PRIME

MINISTER.

Wendy: PLUS, WHY

ISRAELIS PAUSE TODAY TO

REMEMBER THE VICTIMS OF THE

HOLOCAUST.

Mark: AND THE HIDDEN

HEALTH DANGERS BEHIND

POPULAR ENERGY DRINKS.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

SHE WAS CALLED THE GREATEST

PEACE-TIME BRITISH PRIME

MINISTER IN MODERN TIMES.

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

MARGARET THATCHER WAS NOT

JUST A POLITICAL TITAN, BUT

A CULTURAL ICON.

SHE DIED AT THE AGE OF 87.

Reporter: IT WAS SAID

THAT MARGARET THATCHER

RETURNED THE GREAT TO GREAT

BRITAIN.

SHE BURST ON TO THE

POLITICAL SCENE AT THE AGE

OF 34, THE YOUNGEST WOMAN

EVER ELECTED TO PARLIAMENT.

IN 1979, THATCHER SWEPT THE

CONSERVATIVE PARTY INTO

POWER AND BECAME THE FIRST

WOMAN PRIME MINISTER.

HER POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC

PRIORITIES WERE

ANTICOMMUNISM AND

REMARKETS.

I ASSUME THIS WILL ENABLE

US TO SWEEP IT CLEAN OF

SOCIALISM.

Reporter: SHE FOUND A

KINDRED SPIRIT IN PRESIDENT

RONALD REAGAN, AND HAD A

FAMOUS MOMENT DURING THE

FIRST GULF WAR WHEN SHE

INSTRUCTED THE VACILLATING

PRESIDENT BUSH IT IS KNOW

TIME TO GO WOBBLY.

SHE LED BRITAIN TO VICTORY

WHEN ARGENTINA INVADED THE

FALKLAND ISLANDERS.

STILL, HERRER HER LEGACY

REMAINS INTACT IN THE UNITED

KINGDOM AND AROUND THE

WORLD.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

THIS IS FOR OUR WONDERFUL

YEARS, AND WE'RE VERY HAPPY

TO BE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

Reporter: DALE HERD,

CBN NEWS.

Mark: FOR MORE ON THIS,

WE TURN TO DR. CHARLES DUNN,

A DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF

GOVERNMENT AT REGENT

UNIVERSITY, AND THE AUTHOR

OF MANY BOOKS, INCLUDING ONE

OUT THIS WEEK CALLED

"AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM."

WHEN PEOPLE THINK ABOUT

MARGARET THATCHER, THEY VERY

OFTEN THINK OF RONALD

REAGAN.

YOU HAVE A UNIQUE INSIGHT

INTO THEIR RELATIONSHIP.

TELL US WOULD YO ABOUT

THAT?

THE TWO OF THEM ARE LIKE

FINALLY WOVEN TAPESTRY.

IT CAME TOGETHER WITH COMMON

CONVICTIONS, REGARDING BOTH

THEIR IDEOLOGY AND

THEOLOGY.

THEIR CHARISMA, BOTH VERY

CHARISMATIC FIGURES.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE

COMMONALITIES THEY HAD, WE

CAN SEE WHY THERE WAS THIS

FINALLY WOVEN TAPESTRY.

THEY WERE LOOK A TANDEM, THE

LIKES OF WHICH WE HAVE NOT

SEEN SINCE AND ARE NOT

LIKELY TO SEE, BUT WHICH WE

DESPERATELY NEED.

WITH, FOR EXAMPLE, THEIR

CONVICTIONS AND CHARISMA,

THEY ARTICULATED TO THE

PEOPLE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF

THE OCEAN, AND ON THIS SIDE

OF THE OCEAN, A COMMON BOND

REGARDING NATIONAL POLITICS

AND THE NEED TO BRING DOWN

COMMUNISM.

Mark: LET'S TALK ABOUT

HOW THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN

RONALD REAGAN AND MARGARET

THATCHER AFFECTS US TODAY?

IT AFFECTS US BECAUSE,

FOR EXAMPLE, THE FALL OF

COMMUNISM.

BUT WE HAVE NOT MOVED THE

WAY THEY WOULD SHOULD IN

ORDER TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF

WHAT THATCHER AND REAGAN DID

IN BRINGING ABOUT THE FALL

OF COMMUNISM.

WE'RE SEEING A REGRESSION IN

THE OLD SOVIET UNION, WHAT

IS NOW, OF COURSE, RUSSIA.

WE DON'T HAVE THAT SAME

SPIRIT AND VITALITY IN

AMERICA THAT WE HAD TO BUILD

AND REBUILD RELATIONSHIPS.

Mark: WHAT DO YOU THINK

THAT MARGARET THATCHER'S

LEGACY WILL BE?

LEGACY NUMBER ONE, AS THE

IRON LADY.

SHE BROUGHT LEADERSHIP TO

THE UNITED KINGDOM WHEN IT

DESPERATELY NEEDED IT.

THEY HAD A PROBLEM WITH

REGARD TO SOCIALIST

IDEOLOGY.

SHE WAS ABLE TO RESTORE A

GOOD MEASURE OF CAPITALIST

REMARKET ECONOMICS, AND THE

PEOPLE IN THE U.K. ARE STILL

BENEFITING FROM THAT.

AND HER LEGACY ON THE

INTERNATIONAL STAGE, ALONG

WITH RONALD REAGAN.

AND WE HAVE TO BEAR IN MIND

THAT RONALD REAGAN RESTORED

A LOT OF CAPITALIST THOUGHT

AS WELL.

THAT'S WHY I SAY THEY WERE A

TANDEM, A FINALLY WOVEN

TAPESTRY.

WE CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE ONE

WITHOUT THE OTHER.

THERE IS A COMMON LEGACY

THERE.

Mark: ALL RIGHT,

DR. CHARLES DUNN, AS ALWAYS,

THANK YOU FOR YOU INSIGHTS.

GOOD TO BE WITH YOU.

Wendy: THE UNITED

STATES AND CHINA ARE TRYING

TO COOL TENSIONS ON THE

KOREAN PENINSULA.

MILITARY THREATS MADE BY

NORTH KOREA IN RECENT WEEKS

HAVE RATTLED THE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY.

SENATOR LINDSAY GRAHAM WARNS

THAT MILITARY ACTION BY

NORTH KOREA WOULD CAUSE

SOUTH KOREA TO REACT

PROPORTIONATELY.

IF THERE WERE A SOUTH

KOREAN NAVAL VESSEL SUNK

THIS YEAR, I THINK THE NEW

PRESIDENT OF SOUTH KOREA

WOULD BE COMPELLED TO ACT.

I THINK THE NORTH KOREANS

ARE OVERPLAYING THEIR

HANDS.

Wendy: CHINA'S NEW

PRESIDENT SAYS NO COUNTRY IN

ASIA SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO

THROW THE REGION, AND EVEN

THE WHOLE WORLD, INTO CHAOS

FOR SELFISH GAIN.

Mark: PRESIDENT OBAMA

CONTINUES HIS PUSH FOR

STRICTER GUN CONTROL.

TONIGHT HE IS SPEAKING IN

CONNECTICUT.

IN ATTENDANCE, 11 FAMILIES

WHO LOST THEIR CHILDREN IN

THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY

SCHOOL SHOOTING.

THE PRESIDENT HAS TOLD

LAWMAKERS THAT GUN CONTROL

LAWS NEED TO BE PASSED TO

PROTECT AMERICA'S CHILDREN

FROM SIMILAR TRAGEDIES.

MANY DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS

ARE CALLING FOR A GUN

CONTROL BILL THAT INCLUDES

UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND

CHECKS.

BUT SOME REPUBLICANS SAY

THEY WOULD FIL FILIBUSTER

ANY SUCH MEASURE.

OTHERS SAY THE ISSUE

DESERVES A FULL DEBATE.

EVERYBODY WANTS THE SAME

GOAL, AND THAT IS TO KEEP

THE GUNS OUT OF THE HANDS OF

CRIMINALS AND PEOPLE WHO ARE

MENTALLY DISABLED.

Mark: GUN LEGISLATION

IS UP FOR DEBATE IN THE

SENATE THIS WEEK.

Wendy: PASTOR RICK

WARREN AND HIS FAMILY ARE

ASKING FOR PRAYERS FOLLOWING

THE SUICIDE DEATH OF THEIR

SON.

WARREN THANKED PEOPLE FOR

THE OUTPOURING HE HAS SEEN

SO FAR, TWEETING TO HIS

NEARLY 1 MILLION FOLLOWERS,

HE SAID, "KAY AND I ARE

OVERWHELMED BY ALL YOUR

PRAYERS AND GOOD WISHES."

HE IS AUTHOR OF THE

BEST-SELLING BOOK "PURPOSE

"PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE."

Mark: SECRETARY OF

STATE JOHN KERRY IS VISITING

THE MIDEAST.

THE PLAN CALLS FOR ISRAEL TO

PULL OUT FROM AREAS THEY

GAINED IN THE SIX-DAY WAR IN

1967.

HE MET WITH MAHMOUD ABBAS ON

SUNDAY.

TODAY HE MET WITH BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU.

HE IS TRYING TO END A FOUR

AND A HALF YEAR ISRAELI

PALESTINIAN STALEMATE.

TODAY ISRAELIS PAUSED TO

REMEMBER THE HOLOCAUST.

Wendy: THEY HIGHLIGHTED

THE JEWISH RESISTANCE ON THE

70 ANNIVERSARY OF THE WAR

SAW GHETTO UPRISING.

CHRIS MICCHRIS MITCHELL HAS

THAT STORY.

Reporter: SIRENS

WAILED, AND ISRAEL STOOD

STILL.

FOR TWO MINUTES, TRAFFIC

STOPPED AND ISRAELIS PAUSED

TO REFLECT ON THE WORLD WAR

II HORRORS THAT CAME UPON

THE JEWISH PEOPLE, ON THOSE

WHO SURVIVED AND THOSE WHO

DIDN'T.

VISITING SECRETARY OF STATE

JOHN KERRY JOINED BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU AND LAID A WREATH

ME COMMEMORATING THE

HOLOCAUST.

IT OFFICIALLY BEGAN WITH A

STATE CEREMONY AT THE ISRAEL

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL.

THEY LIT SIX TORCHES, EACH

ONE REPRESENTED ONE MILLION

JEWS WHO DIED.

THIS YEAR MARKED THE 70th

ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1963 WAR

SAW UPPRICING.

UPRISING.

IT BECAME THE SYMBOL OF THE

STRUGGLE AGAINST IMPOSSIBLE

ODDS.

SHARON PERES SAID THE THREAT

OF THE HOLOCAUST AGAINST ONE

NATION IS THE THREAT AGAINST

ALL NATIONS.

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU MADE

REFERENCE TO THE THREAT FROM

IRAN.

THE MURDER IS HATRED

AGAINST THE JEWS, THAT HAS

ACCOMPANIED THE HISTORY OF

OUR PEOPLE HAS NOT

DISAPPEARED.

Reporter: WITH LESS

THAN 200,000 HOLOCAUST

SURVIVORS LEFT IN ISRAEL,

THERE IS CONCERN THE MEMORY

AND IMPACT OF THE HOLOCAUST

COULD FADE.

I THINK WE ARE TOO

APART.

I THINK THERE IS NOT ENOUGH

REMEMBERING.

NOT ENOUGH TIME HAS PASSED

FOR US TO BE SO FORGETFUL

ABOUT WHAT THE JEWISH PEOPLE

HAVE BEEN THROUGH.

RIGHT NOW IT IS A VERY

IMPORTANT DATE FOR US.

UNFORTUNATELY, WE'RE TALKING

ABOUT IN 50, 60 YEARS, IT IS

LIABLE TO BE FORGOTTEN.

I DO THINK IT IS JUST AS

IMPORTANT THAT WE REMEMBER

HAPPENED.

OUR BIBLE TELLS US NEVER TO

FORGET.

WE HAVE TO DEPEND ON

OURSELVES AND GOD.

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Wendy: COMING UP, IT'S

TAX TIME.

EXPERT DAN PILLA JOINS US

WITH SOME TIPS.

PARK

Mark: WELCOME BACK.

IF YOU HAVEN'T FILED YOUR

TAXES YET, YOU'VE ONLY GOT A

WEEK LEFT UNTIL TAX DAY,

APRIL 15th.

Wendy: MORE THAN

25 MILLION TAXPAYERS COULD

FACE I.R.A. AUDITS,

ASSESSMENTS, ON EVEN WORSE.

BUT IF YOU YOU KNEW A FULL

FOOL-PROOF TIPS TO GET RID

OF THE FEARS.

AS AMERICANS SCRAMBLE TO

FILE BEFORE THE TAX

DEADLINE, MILLIONS WILL

INEVITABLY PAY UNTOLD

BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO THE

GOVERNMENT.

SURPRISINGLY, MONEY THAT

MANY MAY NOT EVEN OWE.

TAX EXPERT DANIEL PILLA SAYS

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFTEN

LOOKS TO THE INTERNAL

REVENUE SERVICE AS THE FIRST

LINE OF ATTACK IN BALANCING

THE BUDGET.

WITH ALL OF THE FORMS AND

DEDUCTIONS, IT CAN BE

OVERWHELMING FOR THE AVERAGE

AMERICAN TO FILE WITHOUT AN

ACCOUNTING DEGREE.

CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS AND

SMALL BUSINESSES CLAIMS, AND

UNUSUAL BUSINESS DEDUCTIONS

ARE SOME DEDUCTIONS THAT CAN

SAVE YOU MONEY.

BUT CAN ATTRACT UNWANTED

ATTENTION FROM THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT.

THAT'S WHY PILLLA WROTE "THE

I.R.A. PROBLEM-SOLVER."

HE OUTLINES FIVE SIMPLE

THINGS TO DO BEFORE

APRIL 15th.

RELEVANT STEPS THAT COULD

SAVE YOU TIME, MONEY, AND

GIVE YOU A WHOLE LOT OF

PEACE OF MIND.

Mark: TAX EXPERT DAN

PILLA JOINS US NOW.

YOU SAY THERE ARE SOME

THINGS PEOPLE CAN DO TO GET

READY FOR APRIL 15th.

ONE TO GET PROPER RECORDS

FOR CHARITABLE

CONTRIBUTIONS.

WHY IS THAT SO IMPORTANT?

IT IS A BIG DEAL.

BECAUSE IF YOU GIVE A

CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION TO

$250 OR MORE TO ANY ONE

CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION IN A

ONE-TIME GIFT, YOU HAVE TO

HAVE A CONTEMPORARY

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT BACK FROM

THE ORGANIZATION TO CLAIM

THAT ORGANIZATION.

YOU NEED THAT

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT BACK FROM

THE ORGANIZATION THAT HAS TO

ESTABLISH WHAT YOU GAVE,

WHEN YOU GAVE IT, AND

WHETHER YOU GOT ANYTHING

BACK OF VALUE.

AND IF YOU DID GET SOMETHING

BACK OF VALUE, YOU CAN'T

CLAIM A CONTRIBUTION EQUAL

TO WHAT YOU GOT BACK.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE THAT

DOCUMENTATION BEFORE YOU

FILE YOUR RETURN, YOU CAN

LOSE YOUR DEDUCTION LATER

ON, EVEN IF YOU HAVE THE

CHECK.

Mark: AND YOU CAN

CONTRIBUTE TO AN I.R.A. OR

AN INDIVIDUAL RETIREMENT

ACCOUNT BEFORE APRIL 15th,

HOW CAN THAT WORK FOR YOU?

IS THE ONLY THING LEFT

YOU CAN DO FOR 2012.

MOST OF THE TIMES WHEN WE'RE

TALKING ABOUT DEDUCTIONS ARE

CREDITS, THAT HAS TO OCCUR

DURING THE YEAR IN

QUESTION.

BUT THE CONTRIBUTION TO AN

EXISTING OR NEW I.R.A. CAN

BE DONE UP UNTIL

APRIL 15th OF 2013, IF YOU

DESIGNATE THE PAYMENT TO

APPLY TO 2012, AND THEN YOU

GET THE DEDUCTION IN 2012,

AND THAT CAN REDUCE YOUR

ACTION.

AS AN INDIVIDUAL, YOU CAN

GIVE UP TO $5,000.

IF YOU'VE REACHED 50 YEARS

OF AGE OR MORE, YOU CAN GIVE

$6,000.

AND THAT IS FOR BOTH HUSBAND

AND WIFE IF THE WIFE HAS

EARNED INCOME AS WELL.

IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CUT

YOUR TAXES AT A TIME YOU

OTHERWISE COULDN'T DO IT.

Mark: THAT'S RIGHT.

PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT

BEING AUDITED.

YOU SAY A NOTARIZED

AFFIDAVIT CAN HELP NOTARIZE

YOUR RETURN.

I TALK ABOUT THE

AUDIT-PROOFING PROCESS.

IT IS A PROCESS OF PROVIDING

INFORMATION WITH THE TAX

RETURN THAT WILL ANSWER ANY

POTENTIAL QUESTIONS RAISED

IN THE RETURN ITSELF.

FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN WE'RE

TALKING ABOUT CHARITABLE

CONTRIBUTIONS, IF YOU'RE A

CHRISTIAN TITHING AT 10%,

YOU'RE GIVING 3.5 TIME THE

NATIONAL AVERAGE OF

CHARITABLE GIFTS.

THE I.R.S. LOOKS AT THAT AND

SAYS LOOK AT HOW HIGH THE

CHARITABLE GIFTS ARE.

YOU WANT TO PROVIDE

INFORMATION WITH YOUR TAX

RETURN, AND WHAT THE

AFFIDAVIT DOES IS GIVE YOU

AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE AN

EXPLANATION WINDY SIMPLE

RECEIPTS BECAUSE THERE ARE

SOME CASES, MARK, IN WHICH

YOU'RE FOT GOING TO GET A

RECEIPT.

FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU'RE A

SMALL BUSINESS AND YOU'VE

GOT A SCHEDULE "C," AND

YOU'RE CLAIMING A DEDUCTION

FOR THE SPACE USED IN YOUR

HOME, YOU DON'T GET A

RECEIPT FOR THAT.

THE KIDS WON'T GIVE YOU A

RECEIPT SAYING DAD WON'T LET

US WATCH TV IN HIS OFFICE.

BUT THE AFFIDAVIT CAN

EXPLAIN THE BUSINESS PURPOSE

OF THAT SPACE, AND GIVE YOU

THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT

THAT INFORMATION TO THE

I.R.A..

Mark: ONE OF DAN'S TAX

RESOURCES IS THE

I.R.A. PROBLEM SEMIFINAL

VER. I.R.A.PROBLEM-SOLVER, AND

YOU CAN FIND MORE AT

CBN.COM.

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US,

DAN.

THANKS, MARK.

Wendy: UP NEXT,

AMERICA'S NEW DRINKING

PROBLEM HAS NOTHING TO DO

WITH ALCOHOL.

WHY ENERGY DRINKS CAN BE

DEADLY.

Mark: A NEW STUDY SHOWS

AN INGREDIENT IN ENERGY

DRINKS AND RED MEAT MAY

INCREASE THE RISK OF HEART

DISEASE.

THE INGREDIENT IS CALLED

CARNATINE.

AND RESEARCHERS WARN IT

COULD BE CLOGGING THE

ARTERIES OF THOSE WHO

CONSUME IT.

CARNITINE IS A CAUSE FOR

CONCERN BECAUSE OUR DATA

REALLY SUGGESTS THIS IS A

RISK FACTOR FOR ACCELERATED

HEALTH DISEASE.

Mark: CARNITINE IS A

POPULAR INGREDIENT IN SOME

ENERGY DRINKS BECAUSE IT MAY

HELP CONVERT FAT INTO

ENERGY.

OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS,

AMERICA HAS DEVELOPED A

DRINKING PROBLEM, NOT WITH

ALCOHOL, BUT WITH THESE

KINDS OF ENERGY OR SPORTS

DRINKS.

Wendy: AS LORI JOHNSON

WARNS, THEY CONTAIN A

COCKTAIL OF INGREDIENTS THAT

CAN BE DEADLY.

Reporter: WITH NAMES

LIKE ROCK STAR, MONSTER, AND

FULL THROTTLE, ENERGY DRINKS

PACK A PUNCH THAT YOUNG

PEOPLE CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF.

IN FACT, ONE IN THREE

TEENAGERS REGULARLY DRINKS

THEM.

THEY BURST ON THE SCENE 20

YEARS AGO AND ARE SO POPULAR

AMERICANS ARE EXPECTED TO

SPEND $9 BILLION ON THEM

THIS YEAR, MAKING THEM THE

FASTEST GROWING BEVERAGE

MARKET.

SO WHAT'S IN THESE ENERGY

DRINKS THAT HAS THEM FLYING

OFF THE SHELVES?

MAINLY CAFFEINE, AT LEAST

THE AMOUNT FOUND IN A STRONG

CUP OF COFFEE, SOMETIMES

MUCH MORE.

THE F.D.A. ONLY REQUIRES

MANUFACTURERS TO LIST THE

PRESENCE OF CAFFEINE IN A

PRODUCT, NOT HOW MUCH.

ENERGY DRINKS CAN ALSO BE

LOADED WITH SUGAR, A QUARTER

CUP ON AVE AVERAGE, AND

SINCE THEY'RE MARKETED AS

DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS, OFTEN

CONTAIN UNREGULATED HERBAL

STIMULANTS, LIKE CREATINE,

TORINE, AND "B" VITAMINS.

DOCTORS SAY THIS COULD BE A

DANGEROUS MIX.

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL

PEDIATRICS WARNS ENERGY

DRINKS CAN CAUSE KIDS TO

SUFFER HEART PALPITATIONS,

PALPITATIONS, SEIZURES,

STROKES, AND EVEN SUDDEN

DEATH.

PEDIATRICIAN PETER RESTANO

SAYS ENERGY DRINKS ARE

ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS FOR

KIDS WITH HEART OR

PSYCHIATRIC PROBLEMS.

THEY SHOULD NOT BE COMBINED

WITH ALCOHOL OR ANY OTHER

DRUGS, INCLUDING CAFFEINE

FROM OTHER SOURCES LIKE

SODA.

RESTANO GOES AS FAR AS

TELLING HIS PATIENT NOT TO

EVEN DRINK ONE BECAUSE THEY

CAN BE HIGHLY ADDICTIVE.

YOU'RE BUYING THREE OR

FOUR OR FIVE AND THESE

THINGS, AND THEY'RE

EXPENSIVE, AND YOU'RE DOING

IT ON A PRETTY REGULAR BASIS

BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT THAT

HIGH TO DISAPPEAR BECAUSE

THE SIDE EFFECTS OF COMING

DOWN ARE THE HEADACHES, THE

NAUSEA, AND YOU DON'T FEEL

GOOD.

Reporter: ENERGY DRINKS

ARE OFTEN MARKETED TO

ATHLETES FOR THAT EXTRA

BOOST, BUT THEY COMPOSE EVEN

MORE PROBLEMS FOR ATHLETES

THAN NON-ATHLETES, LIKE

INCREASED BLOOD PRESSURE AND

SERIOUS DEHYDRATION.

BECAUSE OF THAT, SOME

ATHLETES SHY AWAY FROM THE

ENERGY DRINKS AND CHOOSE

SPORTS DRINKS INSTEAD.

BUT DOCTORS SAY NOT SO

FAST.

ALTHOUGH THEY DON'T CONTAIN

THE CAFFEINE ENERGY DRINKS

DO, SPORTS DRINKS HAVE THEIR

OWN SET OF PROBLEMS.

SPORTS DRINKS CAN CORRODE

TEETH EVEN MORE THAN SODA.

CANDACE HAWKINS LEARNED THAT

THE HARD WAY.

AFTER ENJOYING A LIFETIME OF

PERFECT CHECKUPS, WHEN SHE

MADE HER HIGH SCHOOL SWIM

TEAM, SHE STARTED DRINKING

SPORTS DRINKS AND GOT EIGHT

CAVITIES.

ACID IN SPORTS DRINKS ERODES

THE TEETH FROM THE FIRST SIP

UNTIL 45 MINUTES AFTER THE

LAST SIP, WHEN THE SALIVA

RETURNS THE MOUTH TO ITS

P.H. BALANCE.

BUT ARE SPORTS DRINKS EVEN

NECESSARY?

DR. BRICK CAMPBELL

SPECIALIZES IN SPORTS

MEDICINE.

JUST WATER IS PROBABLY

ALL YOU REALLY NEED.

Reporter: HE ADDS THAT

SPORTS DRINKS ARE ALSO

CROWDING OUT THE ONE DRINK

THAT IS MISSING FROM THE

DIETS OF ATHLETES AND

NON-ATHLETES ALIKE, GOOD

OLD-FASHIONED MILK, WHICH IS

NEEDED TO PREVENT BROKEN

BONES IN THE FUTURE.

THE TIME FOR SKELETAL

STORAGE OF CALCIUM COMES IN

YOUR TEENS.

AND MOST WOMEN, AND EVEN

GUYS, AREN'T DRINKING NEARLY

ENOUGH MILK, AND PARTLY IT

IS BECAUSE THEY WANT TO

DRINK SODAS AND NOW THE

SPORTS DRINKS AND THE ENERGY

DRINKS.

BUT MILK IS EXTREMELY

IMPORTANT IN SOCKING THE

CALCIUM AWAY FOR LATER LIFE,

AND MOST PEOPLE AREN'T

GETTING THAT.

Reporter: ANOTHER

DRAWBACK TO MANY SPORTS

DRINKS IS THE CALORIE

CONTENT.

DR. RICHARD HOFFMAN IS A

WEIGHT LOSS SPECIALIST AND

SAYS SPORTS DRINKS AND

ENERGY DRINKS ARE OFTEN SO

HIGH IN SUGAR THAT PEOPLE

SOMETIMES DRINK MORE

CALORIES THAN THEY BURN OFF

DURING EXERCISE.

HE CAUTIONS HIS PATIENTS NOT

TO BE FOOLED BY DRINKS THAT

PUT HEALTHY WORDS ON THE

LABEL, LIKE FRUIT, WATER,

AND GREEN TEA.

BEVERAGES SHOULD PROBABLY

HAVE NO CARBOHYDRATE IN THEM

IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE

DRINKING THEM FREQUENTLY.

Reporter: HE ADVISES

HER PATIENTS TO DRINK AT

LEAST 64 OUNCES OF PLAIN

WATER EACH DAY, SO THEY'LL

FEEL FULL, EAT LESS, AND GET

RID OF EXCESS SALT.

AND COFFEE DRINKERS NEED TO

BE SAVVY.

THIS BOTTLED CA COFFEE

CONTAINS THE SUGAR

EQUIVALENT TO 32 WAFERS.

SO WHILE AMERICANS HAVE MORE

BEVERAGE CHOICES THAN EVER,

DOCTORS SAY DON'T BE

FOOLED.

JUST BECAUSE A DRINK HAS A

HEALTHY IMAGE, THAT DOESN'T

MEAN IT IS GOOD FOR YOU.

LORI JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: WELL, AN ELDERLY

DELAWARE WOMAN STILL CLINGS

TO KINDNESS AFTER BEING

ABDUCTED.

THE 89-YEAR-OLD WAS HELD

CAPTIVE FOR TWO DAYS IN HER

CAR BY TWO TEENAGED GIRLS.

YOU OUGHT TO BE KIND TO

OTHER PEOPLE IF YOU WANT

SOMEBODY TO BE KIND TO YOU.

Mark: MARGARET SMITH

STEPPED OUT FOR ICE CREAM

WHEN TWO YOUNG GIRLS ASKED

HER FOR A RIDE.

SHE DECIDED AGAINST IT AT

FIRST, BUT THEN SAID YES.

THAT'S WHEN THEY FORCED HER

INTO THE TRUNK.

THEY SHOVED ME IN AND

SLAMMED THE DOOR.

AND THEN THEY TOOK OFF.

FLYING.

ME IN THE CAR.

I WAS SCARED, BUT I WAS

DETERMINED.

Mark: HORRIBLE.

THE GIRLS EVENTUALLY STOPPED

AND FREED HER.

MARGARET WAS ABLE TO CRAWL

HER WAY TO SAFETY AND THE

GIRLS WERE ARRESTED.

SHE STILL SAYS IT IS

KINDNESS THAT HAS GOTTEN HER

THIS FAR.

THAT'S AMAZING.

Wendy: I WONDER HOW

KIND SHE WAS TO THOSE TWO

GIRLS.

I'M NOT SURE I COULD HAVE

BEEN KIND IN THAT

SITUATION.

THANK GOODNESS IT WAS A

HAPPY ENDING.

THAT'S GOING TO DO IT FOR

US.

Mark: THANKS FOR

WATCHING.

HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.

Wendy: GOOD NI

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