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CBN NewsWatch: January 29, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, Jan. 29: Obama vows to go it alone to 'expand opportunity,’ Rare storm buries southern states, freezes traffic, and Former Ukraine President: Nation on brink of war, and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," THE STATE OF

THE UNION, HOW THE PRESIDENT

SAYS HE'LL USE HIS POWERS,

EVEN IF IT MEANS BY PASSING

CONGRESS.

PLUS, SNOW SHUTS DOWN PARTS

OF THE SOUTH.

A LOOK AT THE STORM THAT

STRANDED SOME DRIVERS IN

THEIR CARS OVERNIGHT.

AND SEE WHY THE PHRASE

"GETTING THE LED OUT," IS

TAKING ON A WHOLE NEW

MEANING.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

PRESIDENT OBAMA DELIVERED

HIS FIFTH STATE OF THE UNION

SPEECH, AND IT CAME AT A

TIME WHEN THE PRESIDENT'S

APPROVAL RATINGS WERE ARE AT

AN ALL-TIME LOW.

JENNIFER WISHON WAS THERE.

JENNIFER, THE PRESIDENT

OUTLINED AN OPPORTUNITY FOR

ALL, BUT THE QUESTION IS: IS

ANYONE STILL LISTENING?

Reporter: CERTAINLY THE

WORLD WAS LISTENING, MARK.

BUT EVEN SOME DEMOCRATS

ADMIT THE PRESIDENT HAS TO

FOLLOW HIS WORDS WITH ACTION

IN ORDER TO REGAIN THE

CONFIDENCE OF THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE.

HE IS COMING OFF A YEAR

WHERE HE FOUND IT NEARLY

IMPOSSIBLE TO ADVANCE HIS

PROPOSALS, AND WAS PLAGUED

BY A STRING OF CONTROVERSY

SURROUNDING HIS SIGNATURE

HEALTH CARE REFORM LAW.

NOW PRESIDENT OBAMA IS

EMPLOYING PLAN "B."

ON A BITTERLY COLD NIGHT,

PRESIDENT OBAMA ENTERED THE

HOUSE CHAMBER IN A

PRECARIOUS POSITION: HIS

APPROVAL NUMBERS AT NEARLY

RECORD LOWS, MR. OBAMA

EXPLAINED WHY HE WANTS TO GO

IT ALONE MORE OFTEN.

President Obama:

AMERICA DOES NOT STAND

STILL, AND NEITHER WILL I.

SO WHEREVER AND WHENEVER I

CAN TAKE STEPS WITHOUT

LEGISLATION TO EXPAND

OPPORTUNITY FOR MORE

AMERICAN FAMILIES, THAT'S

WHAT I'M GOING TO DO.

[APPLAUSE]

Reporter: AND HE IS

ALREADY MOVING.

WITH THE STROKE OF HIS

EXECUTIVE PEN, THE PRESIDENT

PLANS TO HELP THE LONG-TERM

UNEMPLOYED, ENCOURAGE

RETIREMENT INVESTMENTS, AND

RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE FOR

NEW FEDERAL CONTRACTORS TO $

$10.10.

President Obama:

BECAUSE IF YOU COOK OUR

TROOPS' MEALS OR WASH THEIR

DISHES, YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE

TO LIVE IN POVERTY.

IT IS TROUBLING BECAUSE

IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE

SPIRIT OF THE CONSTITUTION,

AND IT IS IN APPROPRIATE FOR

THE LEADER OF THE GREATEST

NATION ON EARTH TO SAY, I'M

GOING TO ACT ON MY OWN,

WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT.

Reporter: THE PRESIDENT

PRESENTED OLD AND NEW IDEAS,

BUT THE QUESTION IS: HAS HE

LOST HIS AUDIENCE?

NEW POLLING SUGGESTS THE

MAJORITY OF AMERICANS LACK

CONFIDENCE IN THE PRESIDENT

TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS

FOR THE COUNTRY.

THEY'RE FRUSTRATED

BECAUSE THEY WANT MORE JOBS,

NOT MORE PROGRAMS.

THEY ARE FRUSTRATED BECAUSE

THEY WANT THE PRESIDENT AND

CONGRESS TO LISTEN TO THEM,

AND THE N.S.A. TO LISTEN TO

THEM LESS.

Reporter: ANTICIPATING

NOVEMBER'S MID-TERM

ELECTIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGING

PROBLEMS, THE G.O.P. IS

FACED WITH FEMALE VOTERS.

HOUSE REPUBLICANS PICKED

CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS FOR

THE REPUBLICAN RESPONSE.

SHE IS THE HIGHEST RANKING

WOMEN IN THE REPUBLICAN

HOUSE LEADERSHIP.

I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE A

MORE HOPEFUL REPUBLICAN

VISION, ONE THAT EMPOWERS

YOU, NOT THE GOVERNMENT.

IT IS ONE THAT CHAMPIONS

FREE MARKETS AND TRUSTS

PEOPLE TO MAKE THEIR OWN

DECISIONS, NOT A GOVERNMENT

THAT DECIDES FOR YOU.

Reporter: WHILE THE

PRESIDENT'S PROMISE TO TAKE

MORE EXECUTIVE ACTION HAS

IRRITATED SOME REPUBLICANS,

THERE WERE SIGNALS CONGRESS

CAN WORK WITH THE HIM IN

THE COMING MONTHS ON TAX

REFORMS.

President Obama: LET'S

WORK TO CLOSE THOSE

LOOPHOLES AND LOWER TAX

RATES FOR BUSINESSES THAT

CREATE JOBS RIGHT HERE AT

HOME.

Reporter: AND THE

PRESIDENT HIT THE ROAD

TODAY, TRAVELLING TO SEVERAL

STATES TO PROMOTE HIS

VISION.

MARK, I'LL BE BACK LATER IN

THE SHOW WITH JOHN JESSUP

AND DAVID BRODY WITH ANNUAL

SIS OANALYSIS ON THE

PRESIDENT'S SPEECH AND A

CLOSER LOOK AT THE G.O.P.

RESPONSE.

Mark: THANKS,

JENNIFER.

RESIDENTS FROM THE GULF

COAST TO NEW JERSEY ARE

STILL DIGGING OUT FROM A

WINTER STORM THAT PARALYZED

TRAFFIC AND STRANDED DRIVERS

AND EVEN KIDS AT SCHOOL.

JOHN WAGGI REPORTS ON THE

IMPACT OF THE ARCTIC FRONT

ON A REGION THAT WASN'T

PREPARED FOR IT.

Reporter: IT WAS THE

SECOND SNOWSTORM TO HIT THE

SOUTH IN LESS THAN A WEEK.

THE PEOPLE DOWN SOUTH

DON'T KNOW HOW TO DRIVE IN

IT.

Reporter: IN BIRMINGHAM

TEACHERS AND STUDENTS AT ONE

SCHOOL WOKE UP IN THEIR

CLASSROOMS.

ROADS WERE TOO DANGEROUS FOR

BUSES OR PARENTS TO TAKE

THEM HOME.

IF YOU TRUST YOUR TEACHER

TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR CHILD

DURING THE DAY, THEY WILL BE

TAKEN CARE OF TONIGHT.

OUR LUNCH ROOM MANAGER

HAPPENS TO BE ONE OF THE

STAFF MEMBERS STUCK HERE.

SINGLE HANDEDLY, SHE PUT

TOGETHER A GREAT HOT MEAL

FOR THE KIDS.

Reporter: ATLANTA SAW

ONLY TWO OR THREE INCHES,

BUT THAT WAS ENOUGH TO THROW

THE FREEWAY SYSTEM INTO

GRIDLOCK.

SOME DITCHED THEIR CARS AND

WALKED HOME, WORRIED ABOUT

THEIR FAMILIES.

MANY RESIDENTS TOOK IN

STRANGERS STRANDED IN THE

MESS.

THE GEORGIA STATE PATROL

RESPONDED TO 850 ACCIDENTS

STATE-WIDE AND AT LEAST ONE

FATALITY.

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE TO GET

OUT AND ABOUT, THIS IS WHAT

AWAITS.

MY CAR HAS BEEN SITTING IN A

LOT IN VIRGINIA BEACH SINCE

8 p.m. ON TUESDAY, AND AS

YOU CAN SEE, I'M NOT READY

TO HIT THE ROAD.

Reporter: THE HIGH SNOW

TOTALS CLOSED SCHOOLS,

BUSINESSES, AND MILITARY

ACTIVITIES.

AIR TRAVELLERS HAVE THEIR

WOES AS WELL.

SEVERAL THOUSAND MORE

FLIGHTS WERE CANCELLED IN

THE SOUTH THIS WEEK, ADDED

TO THOUSANDS OF OTHER

FLIGHTS SCRUBBED IN THE

JANUARY WAVE OF POLAR

BLASTS.

ONE VIRGINIA MAN MAY HAVE

SUMMED IT UP BEST.

I HOPE THIS IS OVER

SOON.

Reporter: JOHN WAGGI,

CBN NEWS.

Mark: LOOK AT HIM GO

THERE.

WELL, TURNING OVERSEAS NOW,

GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA

MERKEL IS SPEAKING OUT

AGAINST THE SPY PROGRAMS.

SHE SAYS COUNTRIES WHO SPY

ON THEIR ALLIES CAN DESTROY

TRUST, WHICH RESULTS IN

LESS, NOT MORE, SECURITY.

BACK IN OCTOBER, GERMANY

SUMMONED THE U.S. AMBASSADOR

AFTER ALLEGATIONS THE

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

MONITORED MERKEL'S PHONE.

THE WHITE HOUSE SAID THEY

WEREN'T MONITORING HER AT

THE TIME, AND WOULD NOT IN

THE FUTURE.

IS UKRAINE ON THE BRINK OF

CIVIL WAR?

COUNTRY'S FORMER PRESIDENT

THINKS SO.

HIS WARNING COMES AFTER TWO

MONTHS OF PROTESTS AGAINST

UKRAINE'S CURRENT

PRESIDENT.

GEORGE THOMAS IS ON THE

GROUND IN THE CAPITAL OF

KIEV.

George: IT IS, IN

ESSENCE, THE BATTLEFIELD FOR

THE OPPOSITION FORCES.

IT HAS BEEN TWO MONTHS, AND

FOLKS HAVE BEEN GATHERING,

TRYING TO TAKE DOWN THE

PRESENT GOVERNMENT.

IN ESSENCE, YOU SEE UKRAINE

TODAY IS CAUGHT BETWEEN

EUROPE AND RUSSIA.

THE CRISIS STARTED TWO

MONTHS AGO WIT WHEN THE

UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT WAS ON

THE VIRGE OF SIGNING A TRADE

DEAL WITH THE EUROPEAN

UNION, AND AT THE VERY LAST

MOMENT DECIDED TO SIDE WITH

RUSSIA.

TODAY UKRAINIANS BY THE

THOUSANDS ARE DEMONSTRATING,

AND THEY'RE ASKING FOR

FREEDOM, AND THEY'RE ASKING

FOR JUSTICE, AND MORE

IMPORTANTLY, AN END TO

CORRUPTION.

TODAY THEY GOT SOME REPRIEVE

BECAUSE TWO MAJOR THINGS

HAPPENED: ONE, THE PRIME

MINISTER OF THE COUNTRY

RESIGNED, AND, TWO, THE

HARSH, DRACONIAN LAWS THAT

PREVENTED FOLKS FROM LINING

UP, IS ILLEGAL.

THERE IS A SENSE OF TRUTH.

[YELLING]

George: THERE WERE KEY

NEGOTIATIONS TAKING PLACE

TODAY IN PARLIAMENT.

AND THE NEGOTIATIONS COULD

TOMORROW WHERE UKRAINE GOES

IN THE HOURS AHEAD.

I'M GEORGE THOMAS REPORTING

FOR CBN IN UKRAINE.

Mark: AND GEORGE WILL

BE BRINGING US MORE REPORTS

FROM KIEV IN THE COMING

DAYS.

BUT YOU CAN LIKE HIM ON

Facebook, AND SEARCH

GEORGE THOMAS.

SYRIAN PEACE TALKS ARE

TURNING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT

OF A TRANSITIONAL GOVERNMENT

IN THE WAR-TORN COUNTRY.

A MOVE OPPOSITION

NEGOTIATORS SAY IS A

POSITIVE STEP FORWARD.

PRIOR TO TODAY REGIME

REPRESENTATIVES SAID THEY

WOULD NOT MOVE AHEAD WITH

TALKS THAT REMOVED POWER

FROM BASHAR al-ASSAD.

BUT DESPITE TODAY'S

DISCUSSION, THE CHANCE ON

ANY REAL BREAKTHROUGH ON

ENDING THE CIVIL WAR, PEACE

TALKS ARE SET TO END FRIDAY

AND NO REAL PROGRESS HAS

BEEN MADE.

MEANWHILE SYRIAN CHRISTIAN

LEADERS ARE ASKING THE U.S.

TO HELP PRESERVE

CHRISTIANITY IN THEIR

WAR-TORN COUNTRY.

SPEAKING AT THE HERITAGE

FOUNDATION, A DELEGATION

FROM SYRIA SAID WITHOUT

HELP, THERE WILL BE NO MORE

CHRISTIANS IN SYRIA.

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

SYRIAN CHRISTIANS HAVE

ALREADY BEEN DRIVEN FROM

THEIR HOMES, AND THE

CHURCHES AND MONASTERIES IN

THEIR COMMUNITIES HAVE BEEN

DESTROYED.

COMING UP, WE'LL GO TO

WASHINGTON FOR ANALYSIS OF

THE PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE

UNION ADDRESS.

WELCOME BACK TO

"NEWSWATCH," AND OUR SPECIAL

COVERAGE OF THE STATE OF THE

UNION FROM WASHINGTON, D.C.

I'M JOHN JESSUP REPORTING

FROM CAPITOL HILL.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS A LITTLE

UNDER THREE YEARS TO

SOLIDIFY HIS LEGACY IN THE

WHITE HOUSE, AND IT IS CLEAR

FROM LAST NIGHT, TO GET

THINGS DONE, HE IS TOWNG

TONING DOWN HIS

EXPECTATIONS, AND IN SOME

CASES, FORFEITING TRYING TO

FIND A WILLING PARTNER IN

CONGRESS.

HE SAYS HE IS GOING TO USE

THE FULL FORCE OF HIS OFFICE

TO ADVANCE HIS AGENDA.

President Obama: ES

DOES NOT STAND STILL, AND

NEITHER WILL I.

SO WHEREVER AND WHENEVER I

CAN TAKE STEPS WITHOUT

LEGISLATION TO EXPAND

OPPORTUNITY FOR MORE

AMERICAN FAMILIES, THAT'S

WHAT I'M GOING TO DO.

Reporter: NOW FOR A

PRESIDENT WHO ONCE

CAMPAIGNED ON HOPE AND

CHANGE, THIS REALLY SETS THE

STAGE FOR POTENTIALLY MORE

DIVIDED WASHINGTON.

WE HAVE TWO LIVE REPORTS

TONIGHT, DAVID BRODY IS IN

OUR WASHINGTON BUREAU.

BUT FIRST, LET'S GO BACK TO

JENNIFER WISHON, OUR WHITE

HOUSE CORRESPONDENT.

PRESIDENT OBAMA APPEARS MORE

NOW THAN EVER TO BYPASS

CONGRESS TO GET THINGS

DONE?

HE IS.

IT IS A MOVE IN

FRUSTRATION.

VERY LITTLE IS NEW.

HE RENEWED HIS CALL FOR

IMMIGRATION REFORM, FOR

EXPANDING UNEMPLOYMENT

BENEFITS, AND FOR RAISING

THE MINIMUM WAGE.

THESE ARE ALL ISSUES, NOT TO

MENTION GUN CONTROL, THAT

THE PRESIDENT TRIED

UNSUCCESSFUL TO PUSH LAST

YEAR.

AND NOW HE IS DEALING WITH A

DIVIDED CONGRESS THAT IS

ALREADY FOCUSED ON THE

MID-TERM ELECTIONS, THAT IS

NOT LIKELY TO BE COMPRO

ACCOMMODATING.

OF COURSE, HIS BRAZEN

APPROACH TO TAKE EXECUTIVE

ACTION ISN'T IMPROVING HIS

RELATIONSHIP WITH HOUSE

REPUBLICANS.

RANDY FORBES SAYS THE

PRESIDENT'S APPROACH IS

WEARING ON AMERICANS, TOO.

THE RULE OF LAW IS THE

CEMENT THAT KEEPS THIS

COUNTRY TRONG.

IT I STRONG.

IT IS THE FOUNDATION WE

BUILT THE COUNTRY ON.

I THINK THAT FRUSTRATES US

WHEN WE SEE THAT RULE OF LAW

TOSSED OUT THE WINDOW SO

FREELY.

THAT'S WHAT THE PRESIDENT

SEEMS TO BE DOING WHEN HE

SAYS, I DON'T CARE WHAT THE

LAW SAYS, I DON'T CARE WHAT

CONGRESS SAYS, I'M GOING TO

DO IT MY WAY.

Reporter: LET'S TURN TO

CBN'S CHIEF POLITICAL

CORRESPONDENT, DAVID BRODY,

WHO IS STANDING BY.

WHAT IS YOUR TAKE AWAY FROM

THE PRESIDENT'S SPEECH?

I CAN CONFIRM THAT IT IS

WARM, FOR SURE.

I'M REMINDED OF THE OLD

FRANK SINATRA SONG, "I'LL DO

IT MY WAY," BUT PRESIDENT

OBAMA ESSENTIALLY TOLD

CONGRESS TO GO TAKE A HIKE.

HE LISTED OFF A LOT MORE

EXECUTIVE ORDERS THAN I

THOUGHT HE WOULD.

HE IS VERY SERIOUS ABOUT

THIS.

THIS IS A PRESIDENT WHO HAS

NOTHING TO LOSE.

HE IS NOT UP FOR

RE-ELECTION, AND HE WANTS TO

CEMENT HIS LEGACY.

WE SAW THIS WITH BILL

CLINTON, WE HE HAD PLENTY OF

EXECUTIVE ORDERS LATE IN HIS

SECOND TURN.

HE DID NOT CRITICIZE

REPUBLICANS ON IMMIGRATION,

INTERESTING.

BECAUSE HE KNOWS THE HOUSE

LEADERSHIP IS TRYING TO ROLL

SOMETHING SIGNIFICANT OUT

THERE TO ITS MEMBERS, SO HE

DIDN'T WANT TO RAISE ANY BAD

BLOOD IN THAT SITUATION.

ALSO, WHEN HE TALKED ABOUT

THE MINIMUM WAGE, THERE

SEEMED TO BE MORE BIPARTISAN

COOPERATION THERE IN THE

CHAMBER, SO THAT COULD BE AN

AREA WHERE BOTH SIDES COME

TOGETHER.

POLLS DO SHOW THAT A

MAJORITY OF AMERICANS FAVOR

A MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE.

JOHN, BACK TO YOU.

DAVID, LET'S QUICKLY

DISCUSS THE REPUBLICAN

ACCOUNTS.

CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS

DELIVERED A STRONG SOLID

REBUTTAL, AND IT IS NO

MISTAKE THEY CHOSE A WOMAN

TO DO THEIR BIDDING, AND THE

TIMING IS ALSO NO

COINCIDENCE.

I THINK YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY

RIGHT.

THIS IS ALL ABOUT TIMING.

I THINK THAT THE BEST THING

TO HAPPEN TO REPUBLICANS

LAST N NIGHT WAS CATHY

McMORRIS RODGERS.

SHE WAS SMART, SHE LOOKED

COMFORTABLE.

REMEMBER BOBBY JINDAL FROM

YEARS AGO, AND HE CAME OUT

REALLY NERVOUS?

THIS WAS TOTALLY DIFFERENT.

THI WAS PITCH PERFECT.

OBVIOUSLY THE REPUBLICAN

PARTY HAS SERIOUS WORK TO DO

TO RECAPTURE THE FEMALE

VOTE, THE DEMOCRATS, AND,

ALONG WITH THE LIBERAL MEDIA

HAVE DONE A GOOD JOB

CEMENTING THIS WAR ON WOMEN

NARRATIVE, AND WE'VE HEARD

ALL ABOUT IT.

QUITE FRANKLY, JOHN AND

JENNIFER, THE G.O.P. HAS

DONE A VERY POOR JOB OF

COMBATING IT.

THAT WAS DAVID BRODY

REPORTING FROM WASHINGTON,

AND JENNIFER WISHON FROM THE

WHITE HOUSE.

AND THANK YOU FOR TUNING IN

TO OUR POST-STATE OF THE

UNION COVERAGE AND

ANALYSIS.

AFTER THE BREAK, WE'RE GOING

TO SEND IT BACK TO MARK

MARTIN IN VIRGINIA BEACH.

DON'T TOUCH THAT DIAL.

WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE

"NEWSWATCH" AFTER THIS.

Mark: WELCOME BACK.

YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW IT, BUT

YOU USE LED EVERY DAY.

IT IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF

LIFE FOR AMERICANS.

BUT NOW THE COUNTRY IS

LOSING ITS ONLY REMAINING

PRIMARY LEAD SMELTER BECAUSE

OF E.P.A. REGULATIONS.

CAITLIN BURKE HAS MORE.

Reporter: MOST PEOPLE

THINK OF LEAD AS A TOXIC

LEVEL, TOO MUCH EXPOSURE IN

THE AIR, WATER OR FOOD CAN

BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.

THE E.P.A HIGHLIGHTED SOME

OF THE HEALTH RISKS SAYING,

QUOTE,"INGESTION OF LEAD AT

HIGH LEVELS CAN CAUSE

CONVULSIONS, COMA AND EVEN

DEATH.

LOWER LEVELS OF LEAD CAN

CAUSE ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS

ON THE CENTRAL NERVOUS

SYSTEM, KIDNEY, AND BLOOD

CELLS.

EVEN VERY LOW LEVELS OF LEAD

IN THE BLOOD OF CHILDREN CAN

RESULT IN PERMANENT DAMAGE

TO THE BRAIN AND NERVOUS

SYSTEM, SLOWED GROWTH AND

ANEMIA."

BUT LEAD IS ALSO A VALUABLE

RESOURCE, ESSENTIAL IN SOME

COMMON PRODUCTS.

LEAD APRON'S SHIELD PATIENT

FROM X-RAYS.

IT IS USED IN AMMUNITION,

AND ALSO PROVIDES A SAFETY

BARRIER AROUND NUCLEAR

REACTORS.

WHETHER YOU KNOW IT OR NOT,

YOU USE 11 POUNDS OF LEAD

EVERY YEAR.

BUT AS OF THIS YEAR, THERE

WILL BE FAR LESS LEAD

AVAILABLE TO MEET A GROWING

DEMAND BECAUSE OF TIGHTER

E.P.A. REGULATIONS.

THEY DROPPED THE AMBIENT

AIR STANDARDS FOR LEAD BY

TWO-FOLD.

Reporter: IN ORDER TO

MEET THE STANDARDS,

COMPANIES SPENT MILLIONS TO

MEET THE STANDARDS OR SHUT

DOWN.

DORAN WAS ONE OF THOSE

COUNTRIES.

IT WAS THE LAST PLACE IN THE

COUNTRY THAT COULD TAKE LEAD

FROM THE GROUND AND PROCESS

IT.

BUT THAT WASN'T ENOUGH.

SO ON DECEMBER 31ST, THE

HERCULEAN SMELTERS CLOSED

ITS DOORS.

MEANING THE U.S. COULD NO

LONGER TURN ORE INTO 99.9%

LEAD.

THE HERCULIAN SMELTER

PRODUCED 8% TO 10% OF DEMAND

FOR LEAD IN THE U.S.

NOW ALL PRIMARY LEAD WILL

HAVE TO COME FROM FOREIGN

SOURCES.

AS A COMPANY, WE WILL

STILL PROVIDE LEAD

CONCENTRATE THAT CAN BE

TURNED INTO PRIMARY LEAD.

HOWEVER, THAT LEAD

CONCENTRATE WILL BE SENT TO

OTHER COUNTRIES, MOSTLY IN

EUROPE AND ASIA.

Reporter: CHINA IS

EXPECTED TO BE WHERE MUCH OF

THAT LEAD CONCENTRATE ENDS

UP.

BUT HE SAYS ONCE IT LEADS

THE U.S., IT IS UNLIKELY WE

WILL BE GETTING IT BACK

BECAUSE CHINA WILL HAVE ITS

OWN USES FOR IT.

WE ALL KNOW MOST OF THE

RAW MATERIALS THAT GO INTO

CHINA DON'T RETURN IN THAT

FORMAT.

THEY ARE EITHER USED BY THE

COUNTRY ITSELF OR TURNED

INTO FINISHED GOODS.

Reporter: THE FOLKS AT

DORAN ACKNOWLEDGE THE HEALTH

AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS

WITH LEAD.

IT IS A HYDROMETLERGIC

METLERGIC PROCESS.

Reporter: BUT THAT

TECHNOLOGY WAS SIMPLY TOO

EXPENSIVE.

DORAN SAYS MORE

COMMUNICATION FROM THE

E.P.A. COULD HAVE MADE ALL

OF THE DIFFERS.

DIFFERENCE.

HAVING SOME INSIGHT AND

PARTNERING WITH THE E.P.A.

IN SETTING THOSE THINGS

WOULD HAVE BEEN A MUCH

BETTER CONDITION AND OUTCOME

FOR COMPANIES IN OUR

INDUSTRY TO MAINTAIN THE

VIABILITY OF OUR

BUSINESSES.

Reporter: LEAD MARKET

ANALYST NEIL HAWK SAYS ONLY

TIME WILL TELL IF THE GAP

LEFT BY THE CLOSURE OF THE

HERCULEAN SMELTER CAN BE

FILLED.

WHERE IS THE SUPPLY GOING

TO COME FROM?

BECAUSE I THINK GLOBALLY THE

LEAD MARKET IS TIGHT

TIGHTENING, AND WE HAVE THE

MARKET MOVING INTO A

SUPPLY-DEMAND DEFICIT OVER

THE NEXT FIVE YEARS OR SO.

Reporter: CAITLIN

BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Mark: UP NEXT, HOW ONE

BOY IS LIVING OUT HIS

FOOTBALL DREAM.

Mark: A 9-YEAR-OLD

VIRGINIA BOY WILL BE LIVING

OUT HIS DREAM THIS SUPER

BOWL SUNDAY.

NOT ONLY DOES HE GET TO

WATCH THE BIG GAME IN

PERSON, HE'LL ALSO BE ON THE

FIELD RIGHT BEFORE KICKOFF.

I RECENTLY TALKED TO HIM

ABOUT HIS KEY ROLE.

Reporter: IN THIS AGE

OF TECHNOLOGY AND SEEMINGLY

CONSTANT SCREEN TIME, THOMAS

BROWN IS RUNNING IN THE

OPPOSITE DIRECTION OF MANY

KIDS HIS AGE.

AS A PARTICIPANT IN THE NFL

60 SUPER BOWL CONTEST, THE

9-YEAR-OLD MADE A PLEDGE TO

EXERCISE.

THAT MEANS THAT YOU HAVE

TO PLAY OUTSIDE FOR AN

HOUR.

Reporter: THOMAS FIRST

LEARNED ABOUT THE CONTEST IN

THIS AD ON THE BACK OF A

SCOUTING MAGAZINE.

HE THEN WENT ON LINE AND

SIGNED UP.

BY PLEDGING TO BE ACTIVE AT

LEAST 60 MINUTES A DAY AND

ANSWERING A SERIES OF

QUESTIONS.

IT PAID OFF BIG TIME.

THOMAS WON THE CONTEST,

BEATING OUT THOUSANDS OF

YOUNG FOOTBALL FANS AROUND

THE COUNTRY.

AS THIS YEAR'S NFL PLAY 60

SUPER KID, HE WILL GIVE THE

GAME BALL TO AN OFFICIAL

JUST MOMENTS BEFORE KICKOFF

OF SUPER BOWL XLVIII.

GOD CAN MAKE MIRACLES.

I PRAYED EVERY NIGHT ABOUT

IT, AND THEN THEY TOLD ME

THAT I WON.

Reporter: THE

EXPERIENCE BOOSTED THE FAITH

OF THOMAS' MOM, SARAH.

THE CHANCES OF HIM

WINNING THIS ARE SO SLIM, IT

IS AMAZING.

I KEEP WONDERING WHY WAS HE

CHOSEN, AND I THINK GOD HAD

A REASON FOR PICKING HIM.

Reporter: WHAT DO YOU

THINK THAT REASON IS?

I'M HOPING THAT GOD CAN

BE GLORIFIED THROUGH THIS.

I THINK HE IS USING ME TO

MAKE OTHER KIDS KNOW JESUS.

BECAUSE IF I'M ON TV, WHICH

I WILL BE, AND I TALK ABOUT

GOD, THEN THEY'LL BE, LIKE,

OH, HE'S TALKING ABOUT GOD.

AND THEY MIGHT BECOME

CHRISTIANS.

Reporter: AS PART OF

HIS VICTORY, THOMAS AND HIS

FATHER, SHANNON, A FIGHTER

PILOT IN THE MARINES

TRAVELLED TO PITTSBURGH TO

MEET THOMAS' FAVORITE

PLAYER, STEEL SAFETY PAUL

PALAMARO.

I SAID, DEAR GOD, THANK

YOU FOR THIS DAY AND I GOT

TO GO TO PITTSBURGH AND I

GOT TO HAVE DINNER WITH TROY

AND THAT MY FLIGHT WAS

SAFE.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

Reporter: THE GOAL OF

NFL PLAY 60 IS TO ENCOURAGE

KIDS TO STAY ACTIVE AND EAT

HEALTHY.

THIS SUPER KID ACCEPTED THE

CHALLENGE AND IS NOW LOOKING

FORWARD TO THE EXPERIENCE OF

A LIFETIME AT THE SUPER

BOWL.

Mark: WHAT A GREAT

KID.

AND THEY'RE UP IN NEW YORK

RIGHT NOW, TAKING IN ALL OF

THE FESTIVITIES.

THAT'S ALL FOR THIS EDITION

OF "NEWSWATCH."

REMEMBER YOU CAN E-MAIL US

YOUR COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS

AT NEWSWATCH@CBN.COM.

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