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CBN NewsWatch: May 3, 2013

On Newswatch, May 3: Obama warns gun control defeat just the 'first round,' US calls N. Korea to release American from prison, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH" THE

AMERICAN ECONOMY.

IN REPORTS SHOWING THE COUNTRY'S

ECONOMIC IMPROVEMENT.

PLUS GUN CONTROL DEBATE WAGES

ON.

WHY THE PRESIDENT SAYS IT IS AN

ISSUE HE WON'T BE LETTING GO.

AND MEET A MAN WHO IS

BRINGING HOPE TO A WAR-TORN

REGION OF RUSSIA.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH." GOOD EVENING

EVERYONE I AM WENDY GRIFFITH

AND I AM MARK MARTIN.

U.S. JOB MARKET IMPROVING.

U.S. EMPLOYERS ADDED 165,000

JOBS IN THE MONTH OF APRIL.

REDUCING UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FROM

7.6% TO 7.5.

THAT IS A FOUR-YEAR LOW.

REPORT FROM THE LABOR DEPARTMENT

SAYING ONLY SECTOR THAT CUT JOBS

WERE CONSTRUCTION AND

GOVERNMENT.

ON NEWS OF THE LATEST NUMBERS,

DOW JONES AVERAGE HIT ALL TIME

HIGH HITTING 15,000 MARK FOR THE

FIRST TIME.

ECONOMY MAYBE LOOKING BETTER,

SOME ARE NOT SEEING IT.

ANALYST SAY IT IS A MATTER OF

EXPECTATIONS.

WE ARE DOING BETTER THAN THE

REST OF THE WORLD.

FOR NOW THAT IS GOOD ENOUGH.

TODAY JOB'S REPORT IS

SOOTHING FEARS OF ANOTHER SPRING

ECONOMIC SLOW DOWN.

JOINING US NOW IS SCOTT PAL,

PRESIDENT OF ALLIANCE FOR

AMERICAN MANUFACTURER.

NONE OF THE JOBS CREATED WERE IN

THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR, YOU

SAY THAT IS A BAD SIGN, TELL US

WHY.

THAT'S RIGHT, WENDY.

MANUFACTURING IS THE BULK OF

MIDDLE CLASS EMPLOYMENT IN THIS

COUNTRY.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE JOB'S NUMBERS

BREAK DOWN.

WE SAW TREMENDOUS JOB GROWTH IN

SERVICE SECTOR, IN FACT 185,000

JOBS.

HOWEVER MOST ARE LOW WAGE JOBS.

YOU CAN'T SUSTAIN A FAMILY, OWN

A HOUSE, BUY A CAR IN MANY OF

THOSE OCCUPATIONS.

GOOD PRODUCING JOBS LIKE

MANUFACTURING, CONSTRUCTION,

MINING YOU SAW LOSE JOBS AND

MANUFACTURE DEAD EVEN.

LITTLE MANUFACTURE JOB GROWTH

OVER THE PAST YEAR DESPITE ALL

THIS TALK OF RESURGENTS IN

MANUFACTURING.

YET TO SHOW UP IN THE DATA.

SCOTT, PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID

HE WANTS TO CREATE A MILLION NEW

MANUFACTURING JOBS IN THE SECOND

TERM, HAVE ANY OF THEM BEEN

IMPLEMENTED SO FAR?

I DO THINK WE CAN GET TO A

MILLION, PART DEPENDS ON

ECONOMIC CONDITIONS, WHICH OF

COURSE ARE OUT OF CONTROL OF

CAPITOL HILL AND THE PRESIDENT.

THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS,

WASHINGTON COULD BE DOING TO

HELP, FIRST PROVIDE RESOURCES

FOR WORK FORCE TRAINING, NEED TO

GET SKILLED WORKERS INTO THESE

POSITIONS.

SECOND INVEST IN OUR

INFRASTRUCTURE.

WE HAVE 75,000 BRIDGES IN

DESPERATE NEED OF REPAIR.

THIRD, INVEST IN INNOVATION TO

MAKE SURE WE HAVE THE RESEARCH

AND DEVELOPMENT TO MAKE HIGH

TECH GOODS IN THIS COUNTRY.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST, WE NEED A

LEVEL PLAYING FIELD ON TRADE.

CONTINUE TO RUN UP HIGH TRADE

DEFICITS.

SCOTT, WE HAVE 30 SECONDS

LEFT, WILL ANY NEW JOBS -- ANY

NEW MANUFACTURING JOBS BE

CREATED IN THE NEAR FUTURE?

I AM HOPEFUL.

I THINK WE'LL SEE HOUSING MOVE

UP, PEOPLE CONTINUE TO BUY NEW

AUTOMOBILES AS THEIRS AGE.

I AM CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC.

WE NEED THE RIGHT POLICIES FROM

WASHINGTON ON TAXES AND OTHER

ISSUES.

ALL RIGHT, SCOTT PAUL WITH

AAM.

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US.

THANK YOU.

MARK.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS VOWING TO

NOT STOP FIGHTING FOR NEW GUN

CONTROL RULES IN THE U.S. HE

SAID THIS IS JUST THE FIRST

ROUND.

NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION'S

ANNUAL CONVENTION BEGINS TODAY

REPORTER: NRA CONVENTION IN

HOUSTON COULD BE THE LARGEST IN

ORGANIZATION'S HISTORY.

WE ARE STRONGER THAN EVER

REPORTER: DAVID KEEN IS

PRESIDENT OF NRA.

THE ONGOING NATIONAL DEBATE OVER

GUNS AND SECOND AMENDMENT.

A DEBATE FUELLED BY THE SANDY

HOOK SHOOTING LAST YEAR.

GUNS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM,

THE PEOPLE THAT MISUSE THEM ARE.

REPORTER: NEW HAMPSHIRE

SENATOR KELLY AYOTTE AGREES.

FIREARMS SOLD ONLINE WOULD NOT

PREVENT WHAT HAPPENED AT SANDY

HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

MENTAL HEALTH IS AN AREA WE

SHOULD, I THINK BE ABLE TO COME

TO SOME IMPROVEMENTS ON.

REPORTER: HE CAME ON BEHALF

OF HIS FIRST GRADER THAT DIED.

I FEEL LIKE I HAVE TO CRY FOR

MY DAUGHTER.

I HOPE WE CAN PREVENT ANY OF

THIS IN THE FUTURE.

REPORTER: MICHELLE GREEN IS

WITH A GROUP CALLED MOMS DEMAND

ACTION.

THEY SAY THEY ARE BIPARTISAN AND

MADE UP OF GUN OWNERS AND

NON-GUN OWNERS.

THEIR GOALS ARE COMMON SENSE GUN

LAWS.

MAKE SURE CRIMINALS AREN'T

EASILY ABLE TO ACCESS GUNS, WE

DON'T HAVE WEAPONS OUT THAT CAN

CAUSE THE DAMAGE LIKE AT

NEWTOWN.

AROUND 80,000 PEOPLE ARE

EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE NRA

CONVENTION THIS WEEKEND.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE

SUSPECTS IN THE BOARD OF

SUPERVISORS BOSTON MARATHON

BOMBINGS WAS NOT THE INITIAL

ATTACK BUT ON FOURTH OF JULY.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS THE STORY.

REPORTER: BOSTON PLOT

CONTINUES TO UNRAVEL.

THE SURVIVING SUSPECT, DZHOKHAR

TSARNAEV TOLD INVESTIGATORS

ORIGINAL TARGET WAS BOSTON

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION, HE

AND BROTHER TAMERLAN FINISHED

BUILDING BOMBS SOONER AND

DECIDED TO ATTACK THE BOSTON

MARATHON INSTEAD.

THEY HAVE RECOVERED DZHOKHAR

TSARNAEV'S LAPTOP.

THREE OF HIS FRIENDS HAVE BEEN

ACCUSED OF WITH HOLDING

INFORMATION.

ONE OF THE ATTORNEYS SAID HE

HANDED OVER THE LAPTOP OVER THE

FIRST TIME ASKED.

THEY DID NOT INTENTIONALLY OR

KNOWINGLY DESTROY EVIDENCE.

REPORTER: THREE FRIENDS FACE

A MAXIMUM SENSE BETWEEN FIVE AND

EIGHT YEARS IN JAIL IF

CONVICTED.

HE WAS A GOOD KID, DEFINITELY

A GOOD KID.

I GUARANTEE HE HAD NO KNOWLEDGE.

HE MADE A STUPID DECISION

BECAUSE HE KNEW THE GUY.

REPORTER: INVESTIGATORS HAVE

A NEW LINK TO RADICAL ISLAMIC

TERRORIST.

DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV CONFESSED HE

WATCHED SERMONS OF ANWAR

AL-AWLAKI.

AUTHORITIES CONTINUE TO

INVESTIGATE A 2012 TRIP TAMERLAN

TSARNEAV TOOK THE DAGESTAN,

RUSSIA.

HE MET WITH KNOWN ISLAMIST

MILITANTS.

FEDS ARE INVESTIGATING A POST

BOMB PHONE CALL HE MADE TO WIFE,

KATHERINE RUSSELL.

SHE DENIES ANY KNOWLEDGE OF THE

ATTACKS.

CHARLENE ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

RHODE ISLAND IS NOW THE 10TH

STATE TO LEGALIZE GAY MARRIAGE.

GOVERNOR LINCOLN CHAFEY SIGNED

THE BILL ON THE STEPS OF THE

COURTHOUSE.

HE SAYS IT LIVES UP TO THE

IDEALS ON WHICH THE STATE WAS

FOUNDING.

STATE'S CHARTER OF 1663.

WHEN MARRIAGE EQUALITY IS THE

LAW IN RHODE ISLAND, WE HONOR

OUR FOREFATHERS WHO RISKED THEIR

LIVES AND FORTUNE IN PURSUIT OF

HUMAN EQUALITY.

I BELIEVE THOSE WORDS JUST AS

MUCH TODAY AS I DID THEN.

NOW I AM PROUD AND HUMBLE TO

MAKE MARRIAGE EQUALITY ACT THE

LAW OF THE LAND IN RHODE ISLAND.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

RHODE ISLAND STATE CHARTER

CONSIDERED THE FIRST EVER TO

GRANT CITIZENS RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM.

FOUNDERS DEDICATED TO EDIFYING

THEMSELVES AND ONE ANOTHER IN

THE HOLY CHRISTIAN FAITH AND

WORSHIP.

MARYLAND IS THE LATEST STATE

TO ABOLISH DEATH PENALTY.

DEMOCRATS O'MALLEY -- MARYLAND

IS THE 18TH STATE TO BAN THE

DEATH PENALTY, FIRST STATE SOUTH

OF MASON DICKSON LINE TO DO SO.

A MASSIVE WILD FIRE BURNING

OUT OF CONTROL IN CALIFORNIA.

A THOUSAND FIREFIGHTERS ON THE

GROUND.

HOMES, BUSINESSES AND THOUSANDS

OF ACRES ARE BEING BURNED IN THE

FLAMES.

RIGHT HERE.

THROWING EMBERS ALL OVER THE

PLACE.

HIT IT HARD AND FAST.

THREATENING MORE THAN 2,000

HOMES.

EXPERTS SAY IT COULD EXTEND

SOUTHWEST AND MOUNTAIN STATES.

COMING UP, HOW ISRAELIS

RELATE TO TRAUMA OF TERROR

ATTACKS LIKE THE ONE IN BOSTON.

U.S. CALLING ON NORTH KOREAN

TO RELEASE A PASTOR SENTENCED TO

EIGHT YEARS OF HARD LABOR.

WE URGE THE DPKR AUTHORITIES

TO GRANT MR. BAY AMNESTY.

BAY ARRESTED IN NOVEMBER.

HE WAS ACCUSED OF COMMITTING

HOSTILE ACTS AGAINST THE STATE.

BAY IS THE SIXTH AMERICAN HELD

THERE SINCE 2009.

MANY IN AMERICA WILL FEEL

DRAMA FROM BOSTON MARATHON

BOMBING.

THING ISRAELIS UNDERSTAND THEY

STILL LIVE WITH THE THREAT OF

TERROR.

IT HAS BEEN A LEARNING

EXPERIENCE, HERE IS CHRIS

MITCHELL FROM JERUSALEM

REPORTER: FREIGHTENING IMAGES

FROM BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS

WENT GLOBAL.

FOR MANY ISRAELIS IT BROUGHT

BACK MEMORIES.

YOU'LL FIND MEMORIALS LIKE THIS

ONE, TERROR ATTACKS.

SECOND 2000-2004, THOUSANDS OF

ISRAELIS DIED AND THOUSANDS MORE

WOUNDED.

FEBRUARY 22ND, 2004.

EIGHT ISRAELIS DIED INCLUDING

TWO 18 YEAR OLDS.

IT IS A LOT OF PAIN TO ENDURE

AND SUCH A FUN EVENT AS A CHILD

GOING AND WATCHING A MARATHON.

THAT EVENT WILL HAVE THAT MEMORY

ASSOCIATED WITH IT

REPORTER: DEBBIE GREW UP IN

BOSTON AND NOW LIVES IN ISRAEL.

WELCOME TO THE CLUB.

WE LIVE IT DAY-TO-DAY AND

UNFORTUNATELY BOSTON IS INTO

THAT CLUB AND HAVING TO TAKE

PRECAUTIONS WEREN'T TAKING IN

PREVIOUS YEARS.

THIS IS SOMETHING ONE OF THE

BIGGEST LESSONS AMERICANS CAN

AND SHOULD LEARN PRACTICALLY

FROM THAT HORRIFIC EVENT.

REPORTER: TERROR EXPERT BOAZ

SAYS IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO SCREEN

EVERY SPECTATOR.

THERE IS ANOTHER TERROR

ACTIVITY, PUBLIC AWARENESS.

COUNTERTERRORISM IS AN IMPORTANT

PART.

AMERICAN IS RESILIENT IN MANY

WAYS THEY NEED TO BE MUCH MORE

AWARE OF THE SURROUNDINGS.

POLICE OFFICER MICKEY ROSEN

ROSENFELLED SAW PUBLIC IN

ACTION.

WARNED BYSTANDERS.

I REMEMBER THAT SPECIFIC DAY

BEING AT THE SCENE IN MARCH

2011.

PHONE AND LINE OPEN.

HE ASKED MEMBERS TO MOVE OUT OF

THE AREA BECAUSE OF THIS

SUSPICIOUS BAG AND SUITCASE.

WHEN HE WAS ON THE LINE SO THE

EXPLOSION TOOK PLACE AND IN

FACT, HE WOULDN'T HAVE MOVED A

LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED

REPORTER: ONE PERSON DIED AND

DOZENS WOUNDED.

IT COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE.

GOES TO SHOW WHAT IT IS ABOUT

PUBLIC AWARENESS.

IMMEDIATELY THEY CALL THE POLICE

IN FACT WORK SPECIFICALLY IN THE

FIRST FEW SECONDS IN ORDER TO

MAKE SURE PEOPLE ARE ON IN ANY

SPECIFIC DANGER.

WHILE THESE THINGS ARE SECOND

NATURE FOR ISRAELIS GARNER FEELS

THESE LESSONS MUST BE TAUGHT

AROUND THE WORLD.

I THINK FIRST OF ALL EVERYONE

SHOULD BE AWARE OF THEIR

SURROUNDINGS.

ONE DAY BOSTON, ONE DAY TEL

AVIV, ONE DAY CAT MAN DO.

CERTAIN PRECAUTIONS NEED TO BE

TAKEN.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

UP NEXT, WHY ONE RUSSIAN THUG

TURNED TO A LIFE OF VIOLENCE AND

THEN RENOUNCED IT.

CHECHNYA AND DAGESTAN, BEFORE

THE BOMBINGS IN BOSTON, MANY

AMERICANS HAD NEVER HEARD OF

THESE RUSSIAN PROVINCES.

THE SUSPECTS CAME FROM THE AREA.

MUSLIMS THERE HAVE BEEN

FIGHTING BRUTAL BATTLE SINCE

LATE 90S.

THOUSANDS KILLED.

ONE IS ON A MISSION TO BRING

PEACE TO THE WAR-TORN REGION.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS THE FOCUS

REPORT

REPORTER: HE IS UNCOMFORTABLE

ABOUT HIS PAST.

I DID A LOT OF THINGS I AM A

ASHAMED OF.

REPORTER: HIS LIFE READS LIKE

A HOLLYWOOD MAFIA THRILLER,

DRUGS, PROSTITUTION, HIRED A

ASSASS

ASSASSIN, MONEY LAUNDERING.

HIS DEEDS EVENTUALLY CAUGHT UP

WITH HIM.

I WAS ARRESTED AND SENTENCED

TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON.

THAT IS THE PAST, TO WITNESS THE

LIFE TRANSFORMED BY GOD, LOOK NO

FURTHER THAN HERE.

YEAR 1987, FORMER SOVIET UNION

FACED HUGE CHANGES.

I HAD A BAD REPUTATION IN

PRISON.

REPORTER: ONE DAY CHRISTIANS

CAME TO SHARE THE LOVE OF JESUS.

TURKOON SAID IT WAS THE FIRST

TIME HE HEARD THE GOSPEL

MESSAGE.

IT TOOK FOUR YEARS TO SINK IN.

IN 1991, I DROPPED TO MY

KNEES IN THE PRISON CELL.

I DIDN'T WANT TO LIVE ONE SINGLE

DAY WITHOUT HIM.

I WENT FROM SERVING SATAN TO A

SERVANT OF JESUS.

REPORTER: PRISON MIRACULOUSLY

SHORTENED HIS SENTENCE BY FIVE

YEARS AND RELEASED IN 1996.

HE WALKED INTO A BIBLE TRAINING

SEMINAR ORGANIZED BY RUSSIAN

MINISTRIES.

RUSSIAN MINISTRIES WAS

INSTRUMENTAL IN MY LIFE AND

CLASSES TAUGHT ME HOW TO SHARE

MY FAITH WITH OTHERS AND A

MISSIONARY HEART.

REPORTER: HE WAS BAPTIZED

SHORTLY THERE AFTER.

NOW FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS HE

HAS BEEN LEADING A CHURCH.

I AM CONVINCED IT IS THE LOVE

OF CHRIST THAT CAN TURN THIS

REGION AROUND.

REPORTER: ISLAMIC RADICALS

HAVE WAGED A BLOODY INSURGENCY.

TWO WARS AND SCORES OF TERRORIST

ATTACK KILLED THOUSANDS AND

DISPLACED MANY MORE.

TURCOON'S GOAL, REACH THIS

REGION WITH MESSAGES OF

RECONCILIATION AND FORGIVENESS.

ONE WAY IS TO REACH YOUNG

PEOPLE.

HE COORDINATES DOZENS OF YOUTH

CAMPS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

MINISTRIES.

HE HELPS WITH THE CAMPS.

THESE KIDS HAVE TO KNOW

THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO

VIOLENCE.

IT GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO

SHARE THE GOSPEL.

REPORTER: MANY PARENTS SAY

THE CAMPS ARE COMBOD GOD SENT.

THEY ARE HELPING TO BUILD

BRIDGES THIS IS IMPORTANT.

REPORTER: IN ONE CITY THE

LOCAL COMMUNIST PARTY TOOK OUT

FULL PAPER ADS.

MANY CHRISTIANS IN THE

COMMUNIST PARTY.

REPORTER: WHEN HE IS NOT

COORDINATING CAMPS OR PREACHING,

HE TRAINS LOCAL LEADERS TO

BECOME THE LEADERS.

REPORTER: IT INCLUDES

VOLATILE REGION OF CHECHNYA

WHERE RUSSIAN FORCES HAVE

MILITANT FORCES HAVE BATTLED

BACK AND FORTH.

THERE IS RELATIVE PEACE BUT

ISLAM'S INFLUENCE IS GROWING.

REPORTER: CHECHNYA HAS

ERECTED THE LARGEST MOSQUE IN

EUROPE.

FOR EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS, IT

IS DANGEROUS.

CBN NEWS AGREED TO CONCEAL THIS

MAN'S IDENTITY.

I HAVE BEEN REPEATEDLY WARNED

TO STOP PREACHING.

I WILL NOT.

I AM A SIMPLE MAN WHOSE ONE DAY

LIFE WAS TOUCHED BY CHRIST.

I HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO TELL

OTHERS ABOUT HIM NO MATTER THE

COST.

REPORTER: IT IS A PRICE THEY

ARE WILLING TO PAY TO BRING

LASTING PEACE.

GOD CHANGED MY LIFE TO BRING

LOVE AND HOPE TO THIS REGION.

REPORTER: GEORGE THOMAS, CBN

NEWS, CHECHNYA.

GOD IS ON THE MOVE.

UP NEXT, ICE CREAM TRUCK

WHIPPING UP ICY COMPETITION IN

MID STATE NEW YORK.

KN FINALLY SOUNDS OF AN ICE

CREAM TIME SAYS IT IS SUMMER.

THERE IS AN ICE CREAM WAR

BREWING IN THE CITY OF

GLOVERSVILLE.

POLICE SAY A RIVAL TRUCK BLARING

LOUD MUSIC AND OFFERING FREE

TREATS.

IT HAS GONE WAY BEYOND FRIENDLY

COMPETITION.

IT IS A RATHER UNIQUE

SITUATION.

ONE OF OUR OFFICERS WITNESSED

ONE OF THE ICE CREAM TRUCK

FOLLOWING THE OTHER ICE CREAM

VEHICLE.

THEY WERE BOTH ENGAGED IN THAT

COURSE OF CONDUCT.

POLICE ARRESTED THE OTHER

DRIVER ON STALKING CHARGES.

IT GOES TO SHOW HOW SERIOUS SOME

PEOPLE TAKE ICE CREAM.

OH MY WORD.

HE WAS WANTING TO MAKE A

BUCK.

ARRESTED FOR SELLING FREE ICE

CREAM.

THAT IS ALL FOR THIS EDITION OF

"NEWSWATCH."

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