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CBN NewsWatch: January 30, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, Jan. 30: Intel Chief: Syria terror threat puts the United States at risk, Ukraine leader takes sick leave as civil war looms, and New stem cell method could help avoid ethical concerns, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

SURVIVING THE SNOW.

HOW PARTS OF THE SOUTH ARE STILL

SEEING EFFECTS OF THIS WEEK'S

STORM.

PLUS ON THE BRINK OF CIVIL WAR,

CBN NEWS IS IN UKRAINE WHERE

PROTESTERS ARE DEMANDING THE

PRESIDENT STEP DOWN.

AND HOW THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS ARE

REDEFINING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A

CHAMPION.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH." MANY PEOPLE IN THE

SOUTH ARE STILL DIGGING OUT

TONIGHT.

GOOD EVENING I AM MARK MARTIN.

THE FALL OUT FROM THE BRUTAL

WINTER STORM LED TO A STATE OF

EMERGENCY IN SIX STATES

THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH.

THE STORM CAUSED 13 DEATHS,

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS MORE IN

TONIGHT'S TOP STORY.

REPORTER: SNOW AND SLICK ICE

PARALYZED THE DEEP SOUTH,

CRASHES SOME DEADLY BLOCKED

ROADS AND HIGHWAYS.

CARS JAMMED FOR MILES WITH NO

WAY OUT.

FRUSTRATED DRIVERS STRANDED MANY

FOR ALMOST 12 HOURS.

ICY MISERY FROM FLORIDA TO

HERE IN VIRGINIA BEACH.

IT CAUGHT MANY OFF GUARD.

DROPPING JUST TWO INCHES OF SNOW

IN ATLANTA BRINGING THE CITY TO

A SCREECHING HALT.

I WAS ON ICE.

ENGINE RUNNING AND HEAT GOING

AND SURFING FACEBOOK.

REPORTER: ONE MOTHER TO BE

STUCK MILES FROM THE HOSPITAL

GAVE BIRTH TO A BABY GIRL NAMED

GRACE.

I HAVE BEEN ON THE ROAD 16

HOURS.

SOMEONE NEEDS TO BE HELD

ACCOUNTABLE.

REPORTER: GEORGIA'S GOVERNOR

ADMITS MISTAKES WERE MADE.

WE ALL HAVE LESSONS WE NEED

TO LEARN HERE

REPORTER: MORE THAN 4,000

FLIGHTS DELAYED.

AND HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN IN

ALABAMA TRACKED AT SCHOOLS FOR A

SECOND NIGHT.

ROADS STILL TOO DANGEROUS FOR

THEM TO LEAVE.

I WANT TO GO HOME.

REPORTER: MEANWHILE THE

NATIONAL GUARD HAS BEEN CALLED

IN TO HELP STRANDED MOTORISTS.

WE'LL PUT THEM IN THE HUMVEE

JUST SO THEY CAN WARM UP.

HANDING OUT DRINKS AND

HELPING PEOPLE GET MOVING.

FOUR WHEEL DRIVE MAKES IT

EASIER.

I SAID WHAT YOU GOT?

COKE, WATER, 7-UP.

HOW MUCH?

FREE.

I'LL TAKE ONE.

REPORTER: CHARLENE ISRAEL,

CBN NEWS.

EMPLOYEES AT ONE CHICK-FIL-A

BRAVED THE COLD CONDITIONS TO

DELIVER FOOD TO STRANDED

DRIVERS.

YOU CAN FIND THE STORY AT

FACEBOOK.COM/CBNNEWS.

TERROR THREATS FROM SYRIA POSE A

GREAT THREAT TO AMERICA.

JAMES CLAPPER SAYS THE CIVIL WAR

IN SYRIA HAS OPENED THE DOOR FOR

THE COUNTRY TO BECOME A TRAINING

GROUND FOR THOSE THAT WANT TO

ATTACK THE U.S.

I AM CONCERNED FOR THE

EXTREMIST ATTRACTED TO SYRIA,

ENGAGE IN COMBAT, GET TRAINING.

WE ARE SEEING THE APPEARANCE OF

TRAINING COMPLEXES IN SYRIA TO

TRAIN PEOPLE TO GO BACK TO THEIR

COUNTRIES AND CONDUCT MORE

TERRORIST ACTS.

THIS IS A HUGE CONCERN TO ALL OF

US.

ACCORDING TO CLAPPER, 26,000

EXTREMISTS ARE FIGHTING IN THE

CIVIL WAR.

OF THAT 7,000 FOREIGNERS FROM

SOME 50 COUNTRIES INCLUDING THE

U.S. CONCERN OVER EXTREMIST

PLANNING ATTACKS AT THE UP

COMING WINTER OLYMPICS HAS

RUSSIAN OFFICIALS ON HIGH ALERT

DEPLOYING MORE THAN 50,000

POLICE.

THE CONCERN SHOULD BE FOR AREAS

AROUND THE GAMES.

THE GREATER THREAT IS TO

SOFTER TARGETS IN THE GREATER

SOCHI AREA AND OUTSKIRTS BEYOND

SOCHI WHERE THERE IS A POTENTIAL

FOR A TERRORIST ATTACK.

TODAY RUSSIAN AUTHORITIES

DETAINED TWO BROTHERS WITH TIES

TO A TERROR GROUP, MEN ARE

SUPPORTED OF TRANSPORTING

SUICIDE BOMBERS TO ATTACK THE

TRAIN STATION IN VOLGOGRAD LAST

MONTH KILLING 34 PEOPLE.

PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE TAKEN SICK

LEAVE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

NATIONAL CRISIS.

HE IS SUFFERING ACUTE

RESPIRATORY ILLNESS AND HIGH

FEVER.

THIS COMES IN THE MIDST OF

POLITICAL TURMOIL.

GEORGE THOMAS ON THE SCENE?

KIEV.

REPORTER: UKRAINE'S PRIME

MINISTER RESANE SIGNED, SO TO

HAS THE CABINET.

TALK TO THE PROTESTERS ON THE

STREETS OF KIEV SAY IT IS NOT

ENOUGH.

WE ARE CALLING ON THE

RESIGNATION OF THE PRESIDENT.

REPORTER: THIS IS GROUND

ZERO, EPICENTER, BATTLEFIELD FOR

THE OPPOSITION FORCES.

FOR MORE THAN TWO MONTHS, TENS

OF THOUSANDS HAVE GATHERED IN

DOWNTOWN KIEV DEMANDING

PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE STEP DOWN.

CRISIS STARTED LAST DEPENDENT

AFTER THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE

VICTOR YOMAKOVICH FOR CLOSER

RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA IN STEAD.

MICHAEL IS AN ANALYST IN KIEV.

RUSSIA HAS NO BORDERS.

RUSSIA THINKS UKRAINE IS

STILL PART OF THEIR TERRITORY,

EMPIRE.

THEY WERE MORE THAN HAPPY TO

BAIL OUT UKRAINE.

REPORTER: THEY TOOK TO THE

STREETS BY THE THOUSANDS.

PROTESTS HAVE SENSED MORPHED

INTO HUMAN RIGHTS, LESS

CORRUPTION AND END TO THE

GOVERNMENT OF AUTHORITARIAN

POLICY.

PEOPLE SEE THE POLICIES OF

EVERYTHING THAT IS WRONG.

THEY WANT NEW LEADERSHIP,NEW

DIRECTIO

DIRECTION.

THE LAWS WERE ABRUPTED.

UKRAINE WAS PART OF THE SOVIET

UNION UNTIL 1991.

THE COMPANY IS SPLIT BETWEEN

WEST AND EAST.

TUESDAY, THOUSANDS OF

PRO-GOVERNMENT SUPPORTERS TOOK

TO THE STREETS OF KIEV.

WE DON'T WANT A SPLIT.

DURING THE CIVIL WAR, THERE ARE

NO WINNERS.

REPORTER: DESPITE ATTEMPTS TO

TALK, CLASHES CONTINUE AROUND

THE COUNTRY AND GOVERNMENT'S

CONTROL GROWS.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS, KIEV,

UKRAINE.

COLONEL OLIVER NORTH TELLS

CBN NEWS, AMERICANS NEED TO DO A

BETTER JOB WHEN UNDERSTANDING

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN U.S. AND

ISRAEL.

THEIR ENEMIES ARE OUR

ENEMIES, THEIR FRIENDS ARE OUR

FRIENDS.

RONALD REAGAN SAID DESTINY OF

OUR COUNTRY IS TIED

INTRINSICALLY TO THIS COUNTRY.

WORSHIP THE SAME GOD AND PRAY

EVERYDAY FOR THIS COUNTRY.

NORTH ADDRESSES KINNESANT.

HE SAYS THE PEACE WON'T HAPPEN

BECAUSE THE ENEMIES OF ISRAEL

DON'T WANT IT TO HAPPEN.

IN HEALTH NEWS, SCIENTISTS HAVE

DISCOVERED A SURPRISING NEW

METHOD OF TURNING ORDINARY CELLS

INTO STEM CELLS.

LORIE JOHNSON EXPLAINS

REPORTER: AMERICAN AND

JAPANESE RESEARCHERS SAYS TAKING

ORDINARY CELLS FROM THE SPLEEN

OF MICE, THE CELLS COULD BE

TURNED INTO STEM CELLS.

THEY WERE REVERSED INTO AN

UNDECIDED STATE WHERE THEY COULD

BE REPROGRAMMED INTO ANY TYPE OF

HEALTHY CELL TO GROW AND REPAIR

PARTS OF THE BODY DAMAGED.

IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE.

I FOUND IT CAN BE --

REPORTER: RESEARCHERS

STUDYING WHETHER THE TECHNIQUE

WORKS IN HUMAN CELLS.

IF IT DOES, THERE COULD BE A

FAST, CHEAP AND ETHICAL WAY TO

GROW TISSUE TO TREAT DIABETES,

PARKINSON'S DISEASE OR

HUNTINGT

HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE.

THERE IS ECH HOPE IT COULD

RESTORE HOPE OF TOUCH TO PEOPLE

WITH PARALYSIS.

IMAGINE NOT BEING ABLE TO

TOUCH YOUR SPOUSE OR CHILDREN.

HOW DEVASTATING IT WOULD BE.

REPORTER: THIS IS GOOD NEWS

FOR PEOPLE WITH ETHICAL CONCERNS

ABOUT GETTING THEM FROM HUMAN

EMBRYOS BUT OPENS A PATHWAY TO

CLONING PEOPLE.

SINCE STEM CELLS HAVE THE

ABILITY TO REGENERATE THE BODY,

THAT COULD BE USED IN MANY WAYS.

LORIE JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

NEW STUDY SHOWS MUCH OF A

CHILD'S QUOTE WEIGHT FATE

DETERMINED BY AGE FIVE.

NEARLY HALF OF KIDS WHO ARE

OBESE BY THE EIGHTH GRADE WERE

ALREADY OVERWEIGHT WHEN THEY

STARTED KINDERGARTEN.

STUDY FOLLOWED 7700 CHILDREN

THROUGH GRADE SCHOOL.

OVERWEIGHT FIVE YEAR OLDS WERE

FOUR TIMES AS LIKELY AS NORMAL

WEIGHT CHILDREN TO BECOME OBESE.

ONE DOCTOR SAYS OBESITY IS HARD

TO TREAT AND PREVENT IT WITH

MORE EXERCISE AND A HEALTHY

DIET.

COMING UP, A SONG FROM A

FAITH-BASED FILM NOMINATED FOR

AN OSCAR AND NOMINATION HAS BEEN

RESENDED.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY.

WELCOME BACK.

THE MILITARY'S TOP CHAPLAINS

TOLD A HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE THAT

SERVICE MEMBERS ARE FREE TO

SHARE RELIGIOUS FAITH WITH

OTHERS WITHIN LIMITS.

RELIGIOUS SHARING SHOULD STOP IF

IT IS CLEARLY UNWELCOMED.

ARMY'S DEPUTY CHIEF CHAPLIN SAID

THEY SHOULD AVOID DEMEANING

OTHERS AND A COMMANDING OFFICER

CAN BE OPEN AND PERSONAL AND NOT

OFFICIAL AND NOT PRESSURING

SUBBOARD NANTS.

JOHNNY ERICKSON TOTTA PERFORMS

THE SONG AND BRUCE BROETEN SEND

AN E-MAIL ASKING OTHERS TO

CONSIDER IT.

ACADEMY PRESIDENT SAID SENDING

THE E-MAIL CROSSED THE LINE

BECAUSE IT GIVES APPEARANCE AN

ACCUSATION BROETEN SAYS

RIDICULOUS.

LAST NOMINATION WAS 30 YEARS

AGO.

OTHER MEMBERS OF THE CAD GOIR

SAY IT WAS UNFAIR INCLUDING

COMPOSER HANZ SIMMER WHO WROTE

THE MUSIC FOR MOVIES LIKE "

"GLADIATOR."

PROTECTIONS APPLY TO BAKERIES

AND PHOTOGRAPHIES AN OTHER

WEDDING SERVICES AND PROHIBIT

LAWSUITS.

THEY CALL IT A PRE-EMPTIVE

STRIKE TO PEOPLE'S PROFESSIONAL

LICENSES.

GAY RIGHTS SAY THE MEASURES

ALLOW FOR DISCRIMINATION.

UP NEXT, FAITH AND FOOTBALL.

CBN SPORTS GOES BEHIND THE

SCENES WITH THE SEATTLE

SEAHAWKS.

THANKS FOR STAYING WITH US,

SUNDAY'S SUPER BOWL IS EXPECTED

TO HAVE THE HIGHEST AUDIENCE

EVER.

SOMETHING THAT SHOULD MAKE

ADVERTISERS HAPPY.

PAYING UP TO FOUR AND A HALF

MILLIONS DOLLARS FOR A 30-SECOND

COMMERCIAL AND EIGHT MILLION

DOLLARS FOR A 60-SECOND AD.

THE BRONCOS ARE SEEN AS A SLIGHT

FAVORITE.

MANY EXPERTS DIVIDED AND MOST

EXPECT A CLOSE GAME.

THIS YEAR'S SUPER BOWL IS

SHAPING UP TO BE ONE FOR THE

AGES.

SEATTLE FAN BASE IS EXCITED TO

CLAIM THE FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP IN

TEAM HISTORY.

ON THE FIELD AND IN FRONT OF

MILLIONS OF FANS, MANY OF THE

SEAHAWKS WILL BE PLAYING FOR

SOMETHING GREATER.

REPORTER: NEWLY CROWNED NFC

CHAMPIONS ARE THE SECOND

YOUNGEST TEAM TO EVER PLAY IN

SUPER BOWL.

COMPETITIVE, CONFIDENT AND ALL

IN.

ORGANIZATION'S VALUES HEADLINE

THEIR WALLS AND FOR SOME SEAHAWK

TEAMS, IT IS BRANDED IN THEIR

HEARTS.

WE ARE NOT JUST FOOTBALL

PLAYERS, WE ARE HERE FOR MUCH

MORE THEN THAT, WE ARE FOLLOWERS

OF CHRIST.

NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS IN

THIS GAME COMING UP, IT WILL BE

NICE.

ULTIMATELY, YOU ARE STILL THE

SAME, JESUS CHANGES US FOR EVER.

JESUS IS THE GREATEST EVER.

REPORTER: DURING THE WEEK HE

MEETS WITH TEAM MEMBERS AND A

FULL TIME PASTOR AT A LOCAL

CHURCH.

TOO MUCH OF AN IMAGE IF YOU

LOVE JESUS YOU ARE SOFT.

OUR PLAYERS ARE FAR FROM SOFT.

BUT WE HAVE A CORE OF PEOPLE

THAT LOVE JESUS DEARLY.

REPORTER: CARL SERVES AS

CONFIDANT ANT INSPIRATION.

CARL KEEPS ME GOING AND KEEPS

PUSHING ME.

HE MOTIVATES ME EVERY WEEK.

NFL PLAYERS, COACHES AND

STAFF WORK IN A UNIQUE

PROFESSION.

HE IS PLAYER APPOINTED.

ENCOURAGER, TRAINER, SOMEBODY

WHO TRIES TO GIVE THE PLAYERS

TOOLS THEY CAN WORK WITH.

THERE TO SERVE THEM, ASSUME

EVERYBODY IS TRYING TO USE THEM.

IF YOU DO NOT DEVELOP TRUST, YOU

WILL NOT WORK WITH ATHLETES.

THIS SEASON CARL HAS WATCHED

PLAYERS MATURE DEEPLY IN THEIR

FAITH.

MANY OUTSPOKEN IN THEIR

CONVICTIONS.

THEY HAVE BEEN WILLING TO

STICK THEIR NECK OUT FROM THE

GET GO.

THEY WANT TO BE AT BIBLE STUDY

WHETHER PEOPLE LIKE IT OR NOT.

STICKING THEIR REPUTATION OUT

SAYING WE ARE GOING TO DO THIS

AND LET PEOPLE KNOW THIS IS A

PLATFORM GOD HAS GIVEN US.

THIS WEEKEND IS FOOTBALL'S

BIGGEST GAME AND STAGE EXPANDED

DRAMATICALLY.

GIVEN OPPORTUNITIES TO TALK

ABOUT JESUS, THAT IS WHAT THE

HOPE OF OUR TEAM IS.

ULTIMATELY, WE HAVE A PLATFORM

TO TALK ABOUT JESUS.

REALLY, THAT IS THE BEST THING

WE COULD EVER DO FOR ANYBODY.

WE'LL PLAY TO WIN.

THIS IS ABOUT A PLATFORM TO

130-140 MILLION PEOPLE WHOSE

CHURCH ON SUNDAY IS IN THE NFL

WATCHING THE GAME.

IF WE HAVE A CHANCE TO BECOME

THEIR CHURCH EVEN IF IT IS AN

OPPORTUNITY TO GO THERE ARE GUYS

ON BOTH TEAMS THAT LOVE JESUS,

THAT IS A MESSAGE WE WANT PEOPLE

TO HEAR.

REPORTER: HEAR IN SEATTLE,

ROCKET'S 12TH PLAN HAS BEEN

THERE ALL SEASON LONG.

THEY WANTED FANS TO KNOW WHAT

THEY BELIEVE.

THEY PAID FOR AND PARTICIPATED

IN A DVD PROTECTION OF ALL

THINGS CALLED THE MAKING OF A

CHAMPION.

IT IS NOW WELL WITHIN REACH.

STARTED FILMING DURING

TRAINING CAMP.

WE DIDN'T KNOW THE KIND OF

SEASON WE WOULD.

REPORTER: CLINT IS THE TEAM'S

SNAPPER AFTER HEARING A

BRAZILIAN SOCCER PLAYER PASSED

OUT HIS TESTIMONY AT THE WORLD

CUP.

SEAHAWKS MAKING OF A CHAMPION

WAS DISTRIBUTED AFTER A HOME

GAME LAST OCTOBER SINCE MOVED TO

THE WEB AND GONE VIRAL.

WHY CAN'T WE GET THE

CHRISTIAN GUYS TO HELP PEOPLE

UNDERSTAND HERE IS WHAT

MOTIVATES US AS PEOPLE.

WE ARE NOT FOOTBALL PLAYERS WHO

HAS BEEN TO BE CHRISTIANS.

WE ARE CHRISTIANS WHO HAPPEN TO

BE NFL FOOTBALL PLAYERS.

WE WANTED TO USE THE PLATFORM

GOD HAS GIVEN US TO SHARE OUR

FAITH AND EVERYBODY WORSHIPS

THIS GOD CALLED NFL AND WE WANT

TO INTRODUCE THEM TO THE REAL

KING.

REPORTER: LEADING TO THE

HEART OF THEIR CITIES AND

BEYOND.

QUARTERBACK RUSSELL WILSON.

IT IS THE ROAD PAVED WITH

WILSON.

RUSSELL, WE KNOW YOU TO BE

PREPARED AND POISED.

HOW DOES YOUR FAITH CARRY YOU?

I BELIEVE I AM HERE FOR A

REASON.

I BELIEVE WE WERE IN THE NFC

CHAMPIONSHIP FOR A REASON AND

GOD PLACED ME THERE FOR A

REASON.

I AM EXCITED ABOUT THE GAME.

I AM EXCITED ABOUT THE MOMENT

AND HOPEFULLY IT IS THE BEST 60

MINUTES OF MY LIFE.

THIS IS A DREAM FOR ME AS A

CHILD.

TO BE LIVING IT, NO BETTER

OPPORTUNITY THAN THERE IS NOW.

GOD HAD EVERYDAY PLANNED OUT FOR

ME.

HE KNEW EVERY STRUGGLE, EVERY

PAIN AND THE THINGS YOU LOVED

MOST.

HE SET A PURPOSE SPECIFICALLY

JUST FOR YOU.

IT IS SO REFRESHING TO KNOW TO

KNOW HE IS FOR YOU.

REPORTER: IN SEATTLE, THEY

ARE REDEFINING WHAT MAKES

CHAMPIONS.

UNDERSTAND THAT THE INTERNAL

PERSPECTIVE HAS TO TRUMP THINGS

OF TIME, 3.4 YEARS IN AVERAGE

NFL CAREER, WALK WITH CHRIST IS

GOING TO LAST LONGER.

IT IS ME AND JESUS.

PRICE OF YOUR SOUL WAS THE DEATH

OF THE LORD, JESUS.

IF THE PRICE IS THE SAME THE

VALUE IS THE SAME.

THEY UNDERSTAND THAT IN THE

CONTEXT OF WINNING AND LOSING.

I AM VALUABLE BECAUSE I BELONG

TO CHRIST, END OF STORY.

AMEN TO THAT.

UP NEXT HOW TRUSTING HIS

INSTINCTS HELPED ONE BOY SAVE

HIS NEIGHBOR'S LIFE.

A 10-YEAR-OLD MICHIGAN BOY

BEING HAILED A HERO AFTER

HELPING SAVE AN ELDERLY

NEIGHBOR.

THE 80-YEAR-OLD WOMAN SLIPPED IN

HER GARAGE AND UNABLE TO GET UP.

BECAUSE OF THE PERSIST TENSE OF

DANNY SHE WAS RESCUED.

IT WAS COLD, THE GARAGE WAS

OPEN.

SOMETHING DIDN'T FEEL RIGHT.

CAN YOU JUST GO UP THERE AND

CHECK IT OUT?

HE SAID GO UP TO THE CONDOS,

THE GARAGE DOOR IS OPEN, I THINK

THERE IS A DOG OUT.

I THOUGHT IT WAS LIKE A DOG.

HE SAID CAN WE JUST GO UP

THERE?

DANNY'S INSTINCTS WERE RIGHT.

DOCTORS SAY IF SHE HAD BEEN

THERE ANOTHER HOUR, THE COLD

TEMPERATURES COULD HAVE KILLED

HER.

I BELIEVE THE HOLY SPIRIT

PROMPTED DANNY ON THAT

THAT IS ALL FOR THIS EDITION OF

"NEWSWATCH."

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