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ON CBN Newswatch, March 10: Conservatives blast president, Congress at CPAC, 'Goblin' gains fame as Ukraine protests turn violent, and Earthquake! how to preserve Israel's treasures, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

DOZENS OF SHIPS ARE SCOURING

THE SOUTH CHINA SEA FOR

TRACES OF A MISSING

AIRLINER.

NOW QUESTIONS ARE MOUNTING

ABOUT TERRORISM AND AIRPORT

SECURITY.

PLUS, ARE PRESIDENT OBAMA'S

POLICIES ACTUALLY HELPING

THE CONSERVATIVE CAUSE?

THE NATION'S CONSERVATIVES

MAKE THEIR CASE AT AN ANNUAL

CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON.

AND VERMONT'S HEROIN

PROBLEM.

WHY THIS SMALL STATE HAS A

BIG PROBLEM WITH DRUG

ADDICTION AND ITS

CONSEQUENCES.

ALL THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH."

THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING

AIRLINER DEEPENS.

GOOD EVENING, I'M LORI

JOHNSON.

FALSE LEADS AND FRUSTRATION

MARK DAY THREE OF THE SEARCH

FOR MALAYSIAN AIRLINE FLIGHT

370, AND INVESTIGATORS TRY

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TWO

MEN WHO BOARDED WITH STOLEN

PASSPORTS.

AS EPHRAIM GRAHAM REPORTS,

IT LEAVES THE VICTIMS'

FAMILIES AND FRIENDS WITH

MORE QUESTIONS THAN

ANSWERS.

Reporter: THERE IS NO

SIGN OF MALAYSIAN AIRLINES

FLIGHT 370 AFTER THREE FULL

DAYS OF SEARCHING.

TEAMS ARE NOW DOUBLING THEIR

REACH, FROM 50 NAUTICAL

MILES TO 100, WITH 30

AIRCRAFT AND 40 SHIPS,

INCLUDING TWO FROM THE U.S.

NAVY.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT HAVE

TO FIND.

Reporter: DEBRIS

THOUGHT TO BE THE PLANE'S

DOOR WAS SPOTTED EARLY IN

THE IS IS IS SEARCH SEARCH,

BUT NOTHING WAS DISCOVERED.

IT DISAPPEARED FROM RADAR,

WITHOUT EVEN A MAY DAY

CALL.

IT WAS PROBABLY SOMETHING

VERY CATASTROPHIC THAT

HAPPENED ABSOLUTELY

IMMEDIATELY, THAT THEY

WEREN'T ABLE OR HAVE TIME TO

MAKE ANY COMMUNICATIONS.

Reporter: EXPERTS SAY

THE BOEING 777 HAS AN

EXCELLENT SAFETY PROBLEMS,

AND THEY FOUND NO PROBLEMS

WITH THE PLANE WHEN IT WAS

INSPECTED ABOUT 10 DAYS

BEFORE THE CRASH.

THERE ARE 239 PEOPLE ON

BOARD.

MALAYSIAN AUTHORITIES ARE

INVESTIGATING THE

POSSIBILITY OF TERRORISM,

WITH TWO PASSENGERS WHO

BOARDED THE JET WITH STOLEN

PASSPORTS.

THEY HAVE IDENTIFIED AT

LEAST ONE OF THOSE

PASSENGERS, BUT SAY IT WAS

SOMEONE FROM OUTSIDE

MALAYSIA.

MEANWHILE INVESTIGATORS ARE

WORKING WITH F.B.I. AND U.S.

INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES.

CBN TERRORIST ANALYST ERICK

STAKELBECK SAYS THE INCIDENT

SHOULDN'T CATCH ANYONE BY

SURPRISE.

LOOK AT THE PAST FEW

MONTHS, EVEN THE PAST FEW

WEEKS, WE HAVE HAD WARNINGS

TO LOOK FOR, NUMBER ONE,

TOOTHPASTE TUBE BOMBERS,

AND, NUMBER TWO, SHOE

BOMBERS, ONCE AGAIN, ABOARD

PLANES.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Lori: THE GOVERNMENT IS

SET TO RAMP UP ITS SNOOPING

ON FEDERAL WORKERS.

AN ELECTRONIC MONITORING

SYSTEM WILL KEEP CLOSE TABS

ON GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT FIVE

MILLION FEDERAL WORKERS WHO

HAVE SECRET CLEARANCES.

THE SYSTEM WILL CONTINUALLY

MONITOR THE DATA.

IT IS DESIGNED TO CATCH

ROGUE AGENTS AND WORKERS

LIKE FORMER N.S.A. ANALYSTS

EDWARD SNOWDEN, WHO LEAKED

GOVERNMENT SECRETS TO THE

MEDIA.

SNOWDEN, WHO LEAKED

THOUSANDS OF THE NATIONAL

SECURITY AGENT'S TOP SECRET

DOCUMENTS SPOKE PUBLICLY

TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME

SINCE FLEEING THE U.S.

HE ADDRESSED AN INTERACTIVE

FESTIVAL BY SKYPE FROM

RUSSIAN.

HE ENCOURAGED PEOPLE TO

GUARD LIA THEIR ONLINE

INFORMATION AND ACT AS

WATCHDOGS.

THE GOVERNMENT HAS THE

ABILITY TO DEPRIVE OF YOU

THINGS IN ANY COUNTRY.

THEY HAVE POLICE POWERS.

THEY HAVE MILITARY POWERS.

THEY HAVE INTELLIGENCE

POWERS.

THEY CAN LITERALLY KILL

YOU.

THEY CAN JAIL YOU.

THEY CAN SUR VEIL YOU.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER

THAT AMERICANS BENEFIT

PROFOUNDLY BECAUSE WE HAVE

THE MOST TO LOSE FROM BEING

HACKED.

Lori: HE SAYS HE HAS NO

REGRETS ABOUT LEAKING THE

N.S.A. DOCUMENTS.

A SMALL DROP IN THE NUMBER

OF UNINSURED IS BEING

ATTRIBUTED TO OBCAR.

OBAMACARE.

IT FOUND THAT 16% OF

AMERICANS ARE WITHOUT HEALTH

INSURANCE SO FAR THIS YEAR.

THAT IS DOWN FROM 17% DURING

THE LAST THREE MONTHS OF

2013.

THAT 1% CHANGE REPRESENTS

ABOUT THREE TO FOUR MILLION

PEOPLE.

GALLOP SAYS THE TIMING OF

THE DECLINE COINCIDES WITH

THE START OF OBAMACARE.

TURNING NOW TO POLITICS,

CONSERVATIVES OVERWHELMINGLY

VOTED FOR RAND PAUL AT

C-PAC.

IT BRINGS TOGETHER THOUSANDS

OF CONVERSATION TO READ THE

PULSE OF THE MOVEMENT.

CBN'S DAVID BRODY WAS

THERE.

David: THE FIERY

RHETORIC WAS HOT ALL WEEKEND

LONG.

WE NEED TO REPEAL EVERY

SINGLE WORD OF OBAMACARE.

David: SOME

CONSERVATIVE PRESIDENTIAL

WANNABES, LIKE RICK PERRY,

SAID IT WAS TIME TO START A

REBELLION.

HUCKABEE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT

THE FIERY JUDGMENT COMING

DOWN ON AMERICA IF WE FORGET

ABOUT THE CREATOR.

AND SOME, LIKE BOBBY JINDAL,

HAD A FEW PUNCH LINES.

TO PRESIDENT CARTER, I

WANT TO ISSUE A LEGITIMATE

APOLOGY.

IT IS NOT FAIR TO SAY HE WAS

THE WORST PRESIDENT IN MY

LIFETIME.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS PROVEN

ME WRONG.

David: HE TOLD US THAT

THIS PRESIDENT'S POLICIES

ARE HELPING THE CONSERVATIVE

CAUSE.

THE FAILURES OF THE

EXECUTION AND THE DESIGN OF

OBAMACARE MAY BE THE BEST

ARGUMENT AGAINST PROGRESS

IVEISM WE'RE GOING TO SEE.

IT DOESN'T WORK.

WE NEED TO TRUST THE

FOUNDING FATHERS, WHO WERE

RIGHT TO TRUST THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE, NOT A BUNCH OF GUYS

IN D.C.

David: AND

CONSERVATIVES, LIKE PAUL

RYAN, WERE WASTING NO TIME

BASHING BIG GOVERNMENT IN

WASHINGTON.

RIGHT NOW THE TAX CODE IS

10 TIMES THE SIZE OF THE

BIBLE, AND IT HAS NONE OF

THE GOOD NEWS.

David: BUT CRITICS SAY

THE NEWS IS NOT GOOD FOR

REPUBLICANS, BECAUSE OF

SUPPOSED IN-FIGHTING OVER

HOW CONSERVATIVE THE

MOVEMENT SHOULD BE.

RYAN SEES IT DIFFERENTLY.

THE WAY OF THE LEFT TELLS

IT, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS

IN THIS BIG, MASSIVE CIVIL

WAR, IT IS TEA PARTY VERSES

LIBERTARIANS, THERE IS

IN-FIGHTING, CONFLICT,

BACK-BITING, DISCORD.

LOOK, I'M IRISH, THAT'S MY

IDEA OF A FAMILY REUNION.

David: BUT ALL EYES

WERE ON NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR

AND POSSIBLE PRESIDENTIAL

CONTENDER, CHRIS CHRISTIE.

SOME CONSERVATIVES THINK HIS

RECORD IS TOO MODERATE.

HE WASN'T INVITED TO C-PAC

LAST YEAR, BUT THIS YEAR HE

WAS WELL-RECEIVED.

WE SAY WE'RE PRO-LIFE,

BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN WE'RE

PRO-LIFE JUST WHEN THAT

HUMAN BEING IS IN THE

WOMEN.

WOMB.

WE HAVE TO BE PRO-LIFE WHEN

THEY LEAVE THE WOMB AS

WELL.

WE HAVE A LOT IN COMMON.

David: CHRISTIE'S

FOCUS IS BROADENING THE

SCOPE.

OUR IDEAS ARE BETTER THAN

THEIR IDEAS.

IF WE PUT THEM FORWARD IN AN

UNAPOLOGETIC, STRAIGHT WAY,

WE CAN DO IT.

AND WE HAVE TO CAMPAIGN IN

PLACES WHERE WE'RE

UNCOMFORTABLE.

WE CAN'T JUST KEEP COMING TO

C-PAC.

WE HAVE TO GO INTO LATINO

NEIGHBORHOODS AND

AFRICAN-AMERICAN

NEIGHBORHOODS.

David: THIS CONFERENCE

GIVES CONSERVATIVES THE

OPPORTUNITY TO GAL

GALVANIZE, IT DOESN'T

RESOLVE THE BIG ISSUE, AND

THAT IS WHETHER OR NOT TO BE

A BIG TENT OF A PARTY OR

STICK TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL

CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPLES.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS, IN

NATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND.

THE HEAD OF WASHINGTON'S

THINK-TANK IS CALLING FOR

STATES TO LEAD THE CHARGE ON

SOCIAL ISSUES LIKE GAY

MARRIAGE.

JIM DIMENT SPOKE TO CBN NEWS

ABOUT HOW OUR POLARIZED

COUNTRY CAN BEGIN TO LIVE IN

PEACE.

THE COUNTRY IS DIVIDED

BECAUSE THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT IS BEGINNING TO

MAKE DECISIONS FOR ALL OF

US, THAT MANY OF US ARE

OPPOSED TO.

REDEFINING MARRIAGE AT THE

FEDERAL LEVEL IS WRONG.

THEY DON'T HAVE THE

AUTHORITY TO DO THAT.

BUT WE HAVE TO ALLOW THAT IF

STATES WANT TO GO ONE WAY,

AND OTHER STATES WANT TO GO

ANOTHER, THEN THAT'S

SOMETHING WE'RE GOING TO

HAVE TO ACCEPT.

Lori: DIMENT ALSO

CALLED ON CONSERVATIVES TO

ORGANIZE BETTER AROUND

ISSUES OF RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM.

HE SAYS HYSTERIA OVER A

RECENT BILL IN ARIZONA,

FORCED JAN BREWER TO VETO

IT.

TENSIONS ARE HIGH IN THE

UKRAINE.

RALLIES IN BOTH COUNTRIES ON

MONDAY TURNED VIOLENT.

GARY LANE HAS MORE.

Reporter: PRO-RUSSIAN

DEMONSTRATORS IN EASTERN

UKRAINE BROKE THROUGH POLICE

BARRICADES AND SEIZED A

GOVERNMENT BUILDING.

THIS PRO-RUSSIAN SAID, WE'RE

WAITING FOR YOU HERE.

GLORY TO RUSSIA.

THIS WOMAN SAYS UKRAINIANS

ARE AFRAID TO LEAVE THEIR

HOUSES IN CRIMEA.

SHE CALLED ARMED SOLDIERS

WITH NO INSIGNIA ON THEIR

UNIFORMS TERRORISTS, AND THE

CRIMEAN AUTHORITIES GANGS

GANGSTERS.

SERGEI, A BUSINESSMAN TURNED

POLITICIAN, HAND PICKED BY

VLADIMIR PUTIN TO HELP THEM

ADVANCE THEIR INTEREST IN

THE CRIMEA.

HE ONCE LED A CRIMINAL GANG

THAT WAS INVOLVED IN

EXTORTION RACKETS.

HE HAD A MESSAGE FOR THE

UKRAINIAN TROOPS.

WE ARE NOT ENEMIES WITH

THOSE SOLDIERS WHO PLEDGED

LOYALTY TO THE UKRAINIAN

STATE.

THEY WILL BE ALLOWED TO

LEAVE FOR UKRAINE IF THEY

WISH.

Reporter: CRIMEAN

SUCESSIONISTS SAY NEXT WEEK

WILL SOLVE IT ONCE AND FOR

ALL.

FORMER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE,

ROBERT GATES, SAYS PUTIN

WANTS MORE THAN CRIMEA.

HE HAS A LONG-TERM STRATEGY

TO RECREATE A RUSSIAN SPHERE

OF INFLUENCE THROUGHOUT THE

REGION.

FRANKLY, I DON'T THINK HE

WILL STOP IN UKRAINE UNTIL

THERE IS A GOVERNMENT IN

UKRAINE, IN KIEV, THAT IS

ESSENTIALLY PRO-RUSSIAN.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS HE'LL

MEET WITH THE UKRAINIAN

PRIME MINISTER AT THE WHITE

HOUSE ON WEDNESDAY.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

Lori: ISLAMIC REBELS IN

SYRIA HAVE FINALLY RELEASED

THE NUNS THEY HAVE BEEN

HOLDING HOSTAGE SINCE

DECEMBER.

16 WOMEN WERE LET GO,

INCLUDING 13 GREEK ORTHODOX

NUNS AND THEIR THREE

HELPERS.

SYRIAN AUTHORITIES RELEASED

DOZENS OF THEIR FEMALE

PRISONERS IN EXCHANGE.

ANOTHER PASTOR HAS BEEN

ARRESTED IN IRAN.

OFFICIALS ARE HOLDING PASTOR

AMIAMIN KAKI AND TWO OF HIS

MEMBERS.

THEY ATTACKED A GROUP OF

CHRISTIANS HAS THEY WERE

HAVING A CHURCH PICNIC.

THE AGENTS BEAT SEVERAL

MEMBERS, AND TOOK THEM ALL

INTO CUSTODY, HOLDING THEM

FOR SIX HOURS BEFORE

RELEASING ALL BUT PASTOR

AMIN AND TWO OTHERS.

THEY COULD BE HELD FOR UP TO

A MONTH WHILE AUTHORITIES

INVESTIGATE.

UP NEXT, PROTECTING ISRAEL'S

HISTORIC TREASURES FROM

DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKES.

Lori: A POWERFUL

EARTHQUAKE STRUCK OFF THE

COAST OF CALIFORNIA SUNDAY

NIGHT.

THE 6.9 QUAKE HIT 60 MILES

SOUTH OF EUREKA.

PEOPLE FROM OREGON TO THE

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA FELT

THE QUAKE.

AUTHORITIES SAY THERE WERE

NO REPORTS OF INJURIES OR

DAMAGE.

EARTHQUAKES CAN DEVASTATE AN

ENTIRE CITY OR REGION IN

MANY WAYS.

DEPENDING ON THE STRENGTH

AND LOCATION, IT CAN KILL

HUNDREDS OR DESTROY NATURAL

AND CULTURAL LANDMARKS.

SO CAN YOU GUARD AGAINST AN

EARTHQUAKE AND PROTECT

HISTORY?

CBN'S CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS

ON A RECENT MEETING

EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITY.

Reporter: THE WALLED

CITY OF JERUSALEM IS

INSTANTLY RECOGNIZABLE, AND

ONE SYMBOL STANDS ABOVE THE

REST.

THE TOWER OF DAVID IS THE

SYMBOL -- IT'S THE GATEWAY,

ACTUALLY, TO THE OLD CITY,

AND ALSO TO THE NEW ONE.

Reporter: THIS MUSEUM

DIRECTOR GAVE US A RARE LOOK

AT THE PANORAMIC VIEW OF

JERUSALEM FROM THE TOWER OF

DAVID.

ITS HISTORY AND VALUE ARE

UNQUESTIONED.

AND MANY WONDER, COULD IT

AND OTHER JERUSALEM RELICS

WITHSTAND AN EARTHQUAKE?

NATURE FORCED ITALY TO

ANSWER THAT QUESTION.

IT DESTROYED NUMEROUS

BUILDINGS, INCLUDING

HISTORICAL SITESMENT.

OUR JOB IS TO HELP PEOPLE

AND ENSURE BUILDINGS DAMAGED

BY EARTHQUAKES.

Reporter: THIS MAN

SHARED HIS EARTHQUAKE

EXPERIENCE AND WHAT HE

LEARNED AT THIS RECENT

SEMINAR.

I WAS ONE OF THE EXPERTS

THAT IMPLEMENTED OUR

TECHNICAL PROCEDURES TO

SHORE OR PROP UP THE

BUILDINGS.

SO THE AREAS NEED TO EXPLAIN

OUR JOB.

Reporter: IT IS ALL

PART OF AN INTERNATIONAL

PROJECT TO PROTECT

HISTORICAL SITES FROM

EARTHQUAKES.

THE TOWER OF DAVID HERE IN

THE CENTER OF JERUSALEM IS

THE FIRST HER HERITAGE SITE

IN ISRAEL TO BE CHOSEN.

IT IS INSTALLED WITH A

SPECIAL MONITORING SYSTEM

FROM THE TOP ALL THE WAY

DOWN TO THE BOTTOM.

IT MONITORS CRACKS IN THE

TOWER AND THE SEISMIC

ACTIVITY.

THE LAST MAJOR EARTHQUAKE TO

HIT ISRAEL WAS IN 1987.

AND EXPERTS PREDICT IT IS

TIME FOR ANOTHER.

WE WILL HAVE

EARTHQUAKES.

Reporter: THIS

DR. HEADDOCTOR HEADS UP THE

EFFORT TO PREPARE ISRAEL FOR

SUCH A DISASTER.

WHAT WE'RE URGING OR

ENGINEERING COMMUNITY AND

AUTHORITIES IS TO CHECK THE

STRUCTURES AND DO SOMETHING,

IF POSSIBLE.

AND IT IS POSSIBLE.

Reporter: THE GOAL TOR

SHAPIRO AND OTHERS IS TO

PRESERVE JERUSALEM'S

TREASURES, LIKE THE TOWER OF

DAVID.

EVERYBODY IS TALKING

ABOUT THE BIG EARTHQUAKE

THAT IS COMING, AND WE MUST

BE PART OF THE ACADEMIC

RESEARCH.

WE LIVE IN THE HOLY LAND,

AND NOT ONLY THE HOLY LAND,

BUT THE PROMISED LAND.

AND WE HAVE THE PROMISE TO

OUR CHILDREN AND

GRANDCHILDREN THAT SOMETHING

WILL REMAIN FOR THEM TO

SEE.

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, THE TOWER OF

DAVID, JERUSALEM.

Lori: OVERDOSES,

DEATHS, AND AN INCREASE IN

CRIME AMONG ADDICTS.

ONE TINY STATE; HUGE

PROBLEM.

FIND OUT WHY AND WHAT'S

BEING DONE ABOUT IT, UP

NEXT.

Lori: AMERICA HAS A

HEROIN PROBLEM, AND IT HAS

GOTTEN MUCH WORSE IN A

REGION YOU MIGHT NOT EXPECT,

NEW ENGLAND.

MARMARK MARTIN TRAVELLED TO

VERMONT, WHERE HI ITS

GOVERNOR SAYS THEY ARE

EXPERIENCEING A CRISIS.

Reporter: THE HISTORIC

STATEHOUSE, SURROUNDED BY A

BLANKET OF WHITE, LOOKS LIKE

A PICTURE-PERFECT POSTCARD.

ANYONE TAKING IN THIS SCENE

WOULD NEVER KNOW VERMONT IS

IN CRISIS.

GOVERNOR PETER SHUMLIN

SOUNDED THE ALARM EARLIER

THIS YEAR WHEN HE SAID, IN

EVERY CORNER OF OUR STATE,

HEROIN AND OPIATE ADDICTION

THREATENS US.

HE EXPLAINED THE HEAVY TOLL

IT TAKES ON THE ECONOMY AND

LIVES.

AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED,

THIS IS ONE OF THE REAL

BATTLES WE'RE FACING THAT

WE'VE GOT TO WIN.

AND WE'VE GOT TO DO THAT BY

CHANGING THE DISCUSSION AND

CHANGING THE POLICY.

Reporter: THE NUMBERS

TELL THE STORY, RANKING TINY

VERMONT AMONG THE TOP 10

STATES IN THE COUNTRY FOR

THE ABUSE OF PAINKILLERS AND

ILLICIT DRUG USE.

WILL GATES, A STUDENT AT THE

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT AND

ALPINE SKIER, DIED OF A

HEROIN OVERDOSE IN 2009.

I NEVER KNEW A HUMAN

BEING COULD FEEL THIS MUCH

PAIN.

IT'S REDEFINED THE REST OF

MY LIFE.

Reporter: GOVERNOR

SHUMLIN SAYS LAST YEAR THE

NUMBER OF DEADLY HEROIN

OVERDOSES NEARLY DOUBLED

FROM THE YEAR BEFORE.

ON TOP OF THAT, THE NEED FOR

TREATMENT OF OPIATE

ADDICTION HAS JUMPED MORE

THAN 770% SINCE THE YEAR

2000.

BOB BICK OVERSEES MENTAL

HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

SERVICES AT VERMONT'S

LARGEST TREATMENT CENTER.

CERTAINLY THE GROWING AND

SIGNIFICANT IMPACT OF OPIATE

ADDICTION HAS BEEN PROFOUND

IN THIS STATE.

Reporter: TO HELP YOU

BETTER UNDERSTAND THIS SPIKE

IN HEROIN ADDICTION, IN

2002, THIS CENTER OPENED ITS

TREATMENT PROGRAM WITH 70

PATIENTS.

TODAY IT SERVES MORE 720.

YOU MAY ASK, WHY VERMONT?

PART OF THE ANSWER DEALS

WITH HOW LEGISLATORS

ADDRESSED THE STATE'S

PROBLEM WITH PRESCRIPTION

PAINKILLERS.

FOR VARIOUS REASONS, THE

LAWS WERE TIGHTENED UP ON

THOSE PRODUCTS, AND THEY

BECAME HARDER TO GET.

ALL OF A SUDDEN WE SAW A

RESURGENCE IN HEROIN USE, IN

HEROIN ON THE STREETS.

WE SAW THAT IT WAS BEING

SOLD FOR VERY CHEAP PRICES

TO OFFER PEOPLE AN

ALTERNATIVE TO THESE

HIGH-PRICED

PHARMACEUTICALS.

Reporter: HEROIN

DEALERS FROM LARGER AREAS,

LIKE BOSTON AND NEW YORK

CITY, BECOME SUPPLIERS TO

VERMONT AND OTHER PARTS OF

NEW ENGLAND.

YOU MAY RECALL THE RECENT

DEATH OF ACADEMY

AWARD-WINNING ACTOR FILL

PHILIP SEYMORE HOFFMAN, WHO

WAS FOUND IN HIS NEW YORK

CITY APARTMENT WITH THE SER

SYRINGE STILL IN HIS ARM.

IN THE LAST FEW YEARS,

OFFICIALS SAY HEROIN USE HAS

DRAMATICALLY INCREASED

ACROSS NEW ENGLAND, LEADING

TO OVERDOSES, DEATHS, AND AN

INCREASE IN CRIME AMONG

ADDICTS.

THE OTHER THING WE'VE

DONE IS LOOK AT THE HOME

INVASIONS AND BURGLARIES

INTO THE PEOPLE'S HOMES.

Reporter: THE HEROIN

EPIDEMIC IS SPREADING BEYOND

NEW ENGLAND, WITH LAWMAKERS

IN NEARLY EVERY STATE

PROPOSING LEGISLATION TO

FIGHT WHAT IS NOW CONSIDERED

A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS.

SO WHAT'S THE SOLUTION?

VERMONT'S GOVERNOR WANTS

MORE FOCUS ON TREATMENT

RATHER THAN JUSTICE.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL COUNSELLOR

DANA POVERMAN AGREES.

IN ADDITION TO THE LAW

ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS, IF WE

CAN PROVIDE TREATMENT ON

DEMAND, THAT PEOPLE DON'T

HAVE TO WAY AND SOMETIMES

DIE TRYING TO GET INTO

TREATMENTS --

Reporter: STATE LEADERS

SAY UNFORTUNATELY THE CHURCH

HASN'T BEEN A FACTOR IN THE

FIGHT AGAINST VERMONT'S

HEROIN ADDICTION.

JOSH MASTERS HOPES TO CHANGE

THAT.

I WANT TO ENCOURAGE OTHER

CHURCHES TO REACH OUT INTO

THE COMMUNITY, AND REMEMBER

THAT WE'RE ALL BROKEN.

WE ALL COME FROM A BROKEN

PLACE.

PEOPLE LOOK PAST MY

BROKENNESS AND LOOKED AT ME

THROUGH GOD'S EYES, INSTEAD

OF THE WORLD'S EYES.

AND THAT'S HOW WE NEED TO

LOOK AT PEOPLE IN OUR

COMMUNITY WHO ARE

STRUGGLING, BECAUSE WE'RE

ALL STRUGGLING WITH

SOMETHING.

GET OUT THERE, LET PEOPLE

KNOW THAT JESUS CARES, AND

WE CAN WALK ALONG WITH YOU

THROUGH YOUR RECOVERY.

Reporter: AND AT THE

SAME TIME, HELP RESCUE THOSE

WHO HAVE FALLEN PREY TO A

HEROIN CRISIS.

MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS,

BURLINGTON, VERMONT.

Lori: AND FINALLY

TODAY, THE CRISIS IN UKRAINE

IS SHAKING THE WORLD.

BUT IT HAS HAD A MORE

PERSONAL IMPACT ON ONE

AMERICAN FAMILY.

DON AND LISA JENKINS FINALLY

ARRIVED HOME YESTERDAY AFTER

NEARLY A MONTH STUCK IN

KIEV.

THEY WENT THERE TO ADOPT

FOUR KIDS, BUT WHAT TIMING.

THEY FOUND THEMSELVES IN THE

MIDST OF A REVOLUTION WITH

NO IDEA WHEN THEY WOULD GET

HOME.

EVERY DAY WAS, LIKE, JUST

A COUPLE MORE DAYS.

Lori: THE JENKINS, WITH

FOUR NEW KIDS IN TOW WERE

GREETED BACK HERE IN THE

GOOD OLD U.S.A. BY FAMILY

AND FRIENDS WHO WERE PRAYING

FOR THEIR SAFE RETURN.

THEY SAY THEIR FAITH IN

CHRIST GAVE THEM STRENGTH.

WHEN WE WENT THROUGH THE

LOWEST PART, WE WOULD GET A

Facebook MESSAGE FROM

SOMEBODY AT CHURCH THAT

WOULD SAY, JUST HANG IN

THERE.

THE LORD IS WITH YOU.

AND THOSE LITTLE THINGS ARE

REALLY WHAT GOT US THROUGH.

Lori: AND AFTER THEIR

LONG BATTLE, THE JENKINS

FAMILY IS RELIEVED TO BE

BACK HOME, AND THEY CAN

HONESTLY SAY "THERE IS NO

PLACE LIKE HOME."

THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME WE

HAVE FOR THIS EDITION OF

"NEWSWATCH."

REMEMBER YOU CAN E-MAIL YOUR

QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS AT

NEWSWATCH@CBN.COM.

AND WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US

AGAIN NEXT TIME.

HAVE A GREAT EVENING,

EVERYONE.

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