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CBN NewsWatch: April 30, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, April 30: Brutal weather continues to plague South, Midwest, NBA's ban on Don Sterling draws widespread praise, White House hopes to end ' violent campus culture,' and more.: Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH,"

SEARCH-AND-RESCUE ARE

BROUGHT TO CLEANUP EFFORTS.

MORE ON THE SEVERE WEATHER

SYSTEM THAT IS THREATENING

PARTS OF THE COUNTRY AGAIN

TONIGHT.

PLUS IMMIGRATION REFORM

IN AMERICA.

WHY SOME LEADERS SAY NOW IS

THE TIME TO ACT.

Mark: AND DISEASES,

FIGHTING BACK AGAINST

ANTIBIOTICS, WHAT YOU CAN DO

TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM

SUPER BUGS.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

FROM TORNADOES TO FLOODING,

WILD WEATHER IS CAUSING

CHAOS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

THIS WEEK.

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Lori:

Heather: AND I'M

HEATHER CELLS.

SEVERE WEATHER CONTINUES TO

POUND THE EASTERN PART OF

THE U.S. TONIGHT, MARKING

DAY FOUR OF STORMY

CONDITIONS.

AS LORI JOHNSON REPORTS IN

TONIGHT'S TOP STORY, AT

LEAST 37 ARE DEAD FROM

TORNADOES AND FLOODING, AND

IT IS NOT OVER YET.

Reporter: PEOPLE IN

FLORIDA SAY THEY HAVE NEVER

SEEN SO MUCH WATER.

TWO FEET OF RAIN FELL IN

JUST ONE DAY.

WE'VE HAD 300 REQUESTS

FOR EVACUATIONS.

Reporter: BUT THE RAIN

FELL TOO FAST FOR MANY

PEOPLE TO MOVE TO HIGHER

GROUND.

ONE PERSON IN PENSACOLA

DROWN IN A CAR STUCK ON A

FLOODED ROAD.

THIS ELDERLY WOMAN ALMOST

SUFFERED THE SAME FATE IN

NEARBY ALABAMA, BUT BRAVE

FIREFIGHTERS WADED THROUGH

HIGH WATER TO RESCUE HER

FROM HER CAR JUST BEFORE HE

WENT UNDER.

FLOOD WARNINGS CONTINUE UP

AND DOWN THE EAST COAST, THE

SAME AREA HIT BY TORNADOES

EARLIER.

LIKE THIS ONE CAUGHT ON

CAMERA IN NORTH CAROLINA.

IT'S TOUCHING DOWN.

IT'S TOUCHING DOWN.

Reporter: ALL TOGETHER,

THERE HAVE BEEN MORE THAN

130 TORNADOES ACROSS THE

SOUTH THIS WEEK.

IN ALABAMA, YOU CAN SEE THE

DEVASTATION IN THESE BEFORE

AND AFTER PICTURES OF AN

APARTMENT COMPLEX.

DOZENS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN

KILLED BY THE TWISTERS,

INCLUDING 21-YEAR-OLD JOHN

SAVATTI, A MEMBER OF THE

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA'S SWIM

TEAM, WHO MANAGED TO SAVE

HIS GIRLFRIEND BEFORE A WALL

CRUMBLED ON TOP OF HIM.

A REALLY INCREDIBLE GUY.

AND, YOU KNOW, THINGS LIKE

THAT AREN'T SUPPOSED TO

HAPPEN TO THEM.

Reporter: MEANWHILE, IN

MISSISSIPPI, LIKE MANY OTHER

STATES, RAVAGED BY

TORNADOES, THE CLEANUP IS

JUST BEGINNING, AND WILL

LIKELY CONTINUE FOR MONTHS.

IT'S AMAZING, TO SEE THAT

AMOUNT OF DAMAGE.

Reporter: NEVERTHELESS,

DESPITE THE WRECKAGE, MOST

STORM VICTIMS ARE GRATEFUL

TO HAVE AT LEAST SURVIVED.

LORI JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Mark:

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS ON

THE GROUND IN TUPELO,

MISSISSIPPI, WHICH TOOK A

DIRECT HIT FROM A TORNADO ON

MONDAY.

"OPERATION BLESSING" SET UP

A LOCAL COMMAND POST AT A

LOCAL CHURCH.

TEAMS ARE HELPING WITH

DEBRIS REMOVAL, AND ALSO

MINISTERING TO SPIRITUAL

NEEDS.

ANGELA'S HOME WAS DESTROYED

IN THE STORM.

SHE SAYS IT IS A MIRACLE

THAT SHE AND HER THREE

CHILDREN WERE NOT HOME AT

THE TIME, AND SHE IS

GRATEFUL FOR "OPERATION

BLESSING'S" HELP.

THERE IS A BATHTUB THAT

IS LAYING DIRECTLY BEHIND

YOU, CLOSER TO THE ROAD.

THAT'S THE TUB THAT FOR NINE

YEARS, WE ALWAYS TOOK

SHELTER IN.

HAD WE BEEN HERE, THAT'S THE

TUB WE WOULD HAVE BEEN IN.

GOD MOVES IN MYSTERIOUS

WAYS.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE WOULD

DO WITHOUT PEOPLE LIKE YOU

GUYS COME IN AND ASSISTING.

I SURE WOULDN'T KNOW WHERE

TO START.

FOR MORE ON THE WORK OF

"OPERATION BLESSING" AND HOW

YOU CAN HELP, VISIT OUR

WEBSITE, CBNNEWS.COM.

Heather: THE NBA IS

PUNISHING THE OWNER OF THE

L.A. CLIPPERS WITH MAXIMUM

PENALTIES FOR ALLEGED RACIST

REMARKS, BUT THAT ISN'T

SLOWING DOWN THE TEAM.

GARY LANE REPORTS ON WHAT

LIES AHEAD FOR DONALD

STERLING AND THE CLIPPERS'

ORGANIZATION.

Reporter: COMMISSIONER

ADAM SILVER MADE IT CLEAR

WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF A

STIFF PUNISHMENT, THE NBA

WILL NOT TOLERATE RACISM IN

ITS RANKS, ESPECIALLY FROM

TEAM OWNERS.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, I

AM BANNING MR. STERLING FOR

LIFE.

Reporter: AND

MR. STERLING WILL ALSO HAVE

TO PAY A $2.5 MILLION FINE.

THE PHONE CONVERSATION WAS

TAPED AND BROADCAST BY THE

TABLOID TELEVISION SHOW T.M.Z.

YOU'RE ASSOCIATING WITH

BLACK PEOPLE.

DO YOU HAVE TO?

Reporter: SOME NBA

PLAYERS AND LONG-TIME

ASSOCIATES SAY STERLING HAS

A LONG HISTORY OF MAKING

RACIST COMMENTS.

AND IN 2009, HE WAS FORCED

TO PAY NEARLY $3 MILLION

AFTER THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

BROUGHT SUIT AGAINST HIM FOR

A HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

AGAINST MINORITY TENANTS.

THE NBA'S ACTION WAS MET

WITH WIDESPREAD PRAISE FROM

COACHES AND PLAYERS.

THIS IS A GREAT DAY.

THE HEALING PROCESS HAS

STARTED, AND SO WE'RE GOING

TO KEEP GROWING AND GETTING

AWAY FROM THIS.

I HOPE THAT EVERY BIGOT

IN THIS COUNTRY SEES WHAT

HAPPENED TO MR. STERLING.

Reporter: NOW THE

QUESTION IS: WILL THE NBA

FORCE STERLING TO SELL HIS

TEAM?

IF THAT DOES HAPPEN,

STERLING WILL END UP DOING

JUST FINE FINANCIALLY.

HE BOUGHT THE CLIPPERS IN

1981 FOR JUST $12 MILLION.

BUT SOME ESTIMATES PUT THE

MARKET VALUE OF THE CLIPPERS

NOW AT MORE THAN

$1 BILLION.

ALL OF THIS CONTROVERSY OVER

RACISM DIDN'T HAVE A

NEGATIVE EFFECT ON THE

CLIPPERS' PERFORMANCE.

THEY WON THEIR GAME LAST

NIGHT.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

Mark: SOME MAJOR

PLAYERS ON CAPITOL HILL ARE

INSISTING THAT IMMIGRATION

REFORM IS NOT DEAD.

SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER IS

PROMISING PASSAGE OF A BILL

THIS SUMMER, AND JOHN

BOEHNER MOCKED LAWMAKERS FOR

BEING AFRAID OF THE ISSUE.

IN WASHINGTON THIS WEEK,

EVANGELICAL PASTORS WHO

SUPPORT REFORM GATHERED FOR

A WORSHIP SERVICE AND TOOK

TIME TO LOBBY THEIR

LAWMAKERS.

THEY CHARACTERIZED REFORM AS

A MORAL IMPERATIVE.

WE'VE BEEN INVOLVED, AS A

CHURCH, IN LOTS OF

IMMIGRATION SERVICES,

HELPING TO PROCESS PEOPLE AS

A RESULT OF DEFERRED

ACTION.

TEACHING E.S.L., TEACHING

CITIZENSHIP CLASSES.

WE HAVE A FREE LEGAL CLINIC,

A FREE MEDICAL CLINIC.

BUT NO PRIVATE ORGANIZATION,

NO FAITH COMMUNITY, CAN DO

WHAT CONGRESS NEEDS TO DO.

CONGRESS NEEDS TO FIX THE

BROKEN IMMIGRATION SYSTEM.

Mark: IN VIRGINIA

TUESDAY, THE STATE

ATTORNEY-GENERAL ANNOUNCED

CHILDREN OF ILLEGAL

IMMIGRANTS CAN RECEIVE

IN-STATE COLLEGE TUITION, AS

LONG AS THEY MEET STATE

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS.

18 OTHER STATES CURRENTLY

ALLOW SIMILAR PROGRAMS.

Heather: THE WHITE

HOUSE IS TRYING TO TACKLE

THE ISSUE OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES.

THIS WEEK THE ADMINISTRATION

RELEASED A 20 PAGE REPORT ON

THE PROBLEM.

SOME OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS

INCLUDE STUDENT AWARENESS OF

THE ISSUE, TO GAIN BETTER

UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IS

HAPPENING ON CAMPUS.

SCHOOLS PROMOTING BY-STANDER

INTERVENTION, WHERE

WITNESSES STEP IN AND HELP

IN THE CASE OF AN ASSAULT.

AND MAKING TRAINED VICTIM

ADVOCATES MORE READILY

AVAILABLE TO PROVIDE

SUPPORT.

THE ADMINISTRATION HAS ALSO

CREATED A TASKFORCE, WORKING

TO END WHAT IT CALLS A

VIOLENT CAMPUS CULTURE.

Mark: PARENTS HAVE MANY

ISSUES TO CONSIDER WHEN

SENDING THEIR KIDS TO

COLLEGE, FROM FINDING A SAFE

ENVIRONMENT, AS WELL AS ONE

THAT REFLECTS THEIR FAMILY

VALUES, WHILE OFFERING A

GREAT EDUCATION.

JOINING US NOW WITH TIPS ON

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST CHOICE

IS JOHN ZUMERAC, EDITOR OF

collegeguide.org JOHN,

WHAT HELPS PARENTS WHEN

SELECTING THEIR CHILDREN

SELECT A COLLEGE?

THE AVERAGE COLLEGE

STUDENT GRADUATES WITH

$26,000 IN STUDENT LOAN

DEBT.

SO IF HE MARRIES ANOTHER

COLLEGE STUDENT, THEY START

OF $53,000 IN THE HOLE.

I THINK IT HAS MAJOR SOCIAL

IMPLICATIONS TO THE

SUSTAINABILITY OF AMERICAN

SOCIETY.

I THINK THEY ALSO WORRY

ABOUT THE VALUES THAT THEIR

STUDENTS WILL DEVELOP.

WILL THEY LOSE THE FAITH AND

THE VALUES THAT THEY GREW UP

WITH?

AND THE ANSWER IS VERY OFTEN

THEY WILL.

SO I THINK THESE ARE SERIOUS

CONCERNS, AND THEY'RE THE

KIND OF CONCERNS WE ADDRESS

IN OUR GUIDE.

Mark: MANY PARENTS ARE

CONCERNED, THEIR KIDS ARE

GOING OFF TO COLLEGE AND

GETTING INDOCTRINATED WITH

CERTAIN POLITICAL VIEWS,

INSTEAD OF GETTING THAT

SOLID EDUCATION.

WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE IN THIS

AREA?

I WOULD SAY LOOK

CAREFULLY AT THE SCHOOL.

LOOK AT ITS TRACK RECORD OF

ACADEMIC FREEDOM.

LOOK AT HOW IT TREATS

RELIGIOUS BELIEVERS, AND

PEOPLE WITH DIFFERENT

VIEWPOINTS, ESPECIALLY

CONSERVATIVES.

WE TRY TO COVER THAT IN THE

GUIDE.

WE GIVE EACH COLLEGE WE

COVER A RED, YELLOW, OR

GREEN RIGHT, BASED ON THEIR

TRACK RECORD ON FREE SPEECH

AND THEIR TREATMENT OF

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS.

THERE ARE MANY SCHOOLS WHERE

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS ARE

FORCED TO ADMIT PEOPLE WHO

ADMIT NOT TO BELIEVING IN

THE RELIGION, TO BE MEMBERS

AND EVEN OFFICERS OF THE

ORGANIZATION.

SO YOU HAVE CHRISTIAN

FELLOWSHIPS FORCED TO ADMIT

MUSLIM AND ATHEIST AND

BUDDHIST MEMBERS, AND

SOMETIMES EVEN LET THEM BE

OFFICERS IN THE GROUP, OR

THEY GET THROWN OFF OF A

SECULAR CAMPUS BECAUSE

THEY'RE DISCRIMINATING.

THAT'S NOT DISCRIMINATION.

IT IS FREEDOM OF

ASSOCIATION.

Mark: FAMILIES

DEFINITELY HAVE TO DO THEIR

HOMEWORK.

WHERE ARE SOME STRATEGIES

THAT PEOPLE CAN USE TO MAKE

COLLEGE MORE AFFORDABLE.

FIRST OF ALL, TAKE A

SERIOUS LOOK AT YOUR LOCAL

STATE UNIVERSITY.

THEY GET A BAD RAP, AND

OFTEN THEY DESERVE IT.

A LOT OF THE PROGRAMS CAN BE

MEDIOCRE.

AND SOMETIMES THEY CAN HAVE

TOO MUCH EMPHASIS ON

ATHLETICS.

BUT YOU CAN OFTEN FIND GOLD

AT THOSE LITTLE SCHOOLS.

LOOK FOR THE HONORS'

PROGRAM.

LOOK FOR THE HONORS' DORM.

TALK TO THE PASTOR OF YOUR

DENOMINATION AT THE SCHOOL,

AND DETERMINE -- SEE IF

SOMEONE IS FAITHFUL TO THE

TENENTS WE HAVE PASSED

ALONG.

IF HE IS, SEND YOUR SON OR

DAUGHTER TO MEET WITH THEM.

IF NOT, HELP THEM LOCATE A

LOCAL CONGREGATION THAT

REFLECTS YOUR VIEW AND FIND

FELLOWSHIP THERE.

GET THEM INVOLVED WITH THE

PRO-LIFE GROUP IN CAMPUS.

WE WARNED IN THE GUIDE ABOUT

THE SCHOOLS WHERE THEY ARE

SO LIBERAL AND SO SECULAR

THEY CAN'T EVEN KEEP A

PRO-LIFE GROUP GOING.

Mark: JOHN SUMERIC,

AUTHOR OF "CHOOSING THE

RIGHT COLLEGE," THANKS FOR

BEING WITH US.

THANK YOU.

Heather: TURNING

OVERSEAS, MORE THAN 200

NIGERIAN GIRLS KIDNAPPED BY

ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS ARE STILL

MISSING.

A NEW REPORT SUGGESTS THAT

TEENAGERS ARE BEING FORCED

TO MARRY.

IT IS BELIEVED THE GIRLS

WERE TAKEN FROM THEIR SCHOOL

IN BORNO STATE BY BOKO

HARAM.

THEY SAY THEY ARE SELLING

THE GIRLS TO ISLAMIC

EXTREMISTS FOR MARRIAGE.

A GROUP OF SECURITY CHIEFS,

STATE GOVERNORS, AND

RELIGIOUS LEADERS MET LAST

WEEK TO DISCUSS FINDING THE

GIRLS.

THE NIGERIAN PRESIDENT CALLS

IT THE MOST PRESSING

SECURITY ISSUE IN HIS

COUNTRY.

Mark: COMING UP, HOW

AMERICANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

WILL GATHER TOMORROW FOR THE

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER.

Mark: WELCOME BACK.

TOMORROW MARKS THE NATIONAL

DAY OF PRAYER.

40,000 PEOPLE FROM ACROSS

THE COUNTRY ARE EXPECTED TO

PARTICIPATE.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB,"

SHIRLEY DOBSON SAID NOW IS

AN IMPORTANT TIME TO PRAY

FOR THE COUNTRY.

PEOPLE ARE VERY CONCERNED

ABOUT OUR NATION, WITH THE

RANDOM SHOOTINGS, THE

BOMBINGS, CHILDREN IN THE

FOURTH GRADE SELLING

MARIJUANA AT SCHOOL.

I MEAN, SOMETHING IS WRONG

IN THIS COUNTRY, AND PEOPLE

FEEL IT.

I JUST WANT TO ENCOURAGE

EVERYONE THAT WE NEED TO

COME BEFORE ALMIGHTY GOD AND

REPENT OF THE SINS OF OUR

NATION AND ASK FOR HIS MERCY

AND HIS GRACE OVER THIS

LAND.

Mark: WE DO.

AND FOR MORE ON THAT

INTERVIEW AND INFORMATION

ABOUT HOW YOU CAN GET

INVOLVED IN THE DAY OF

PRAYER, VISIT OUR WEBSITE,

CBN.COM.

Heather: LEADING UP TO

THE DAY OF PRAYER, THE BIBLE

IS BEING READ AROUND THE

CLOCK AT THE U.S. CAPITOL.

IT IS THE 25th YEAR THE

EVENT IS TAKING PLACE.

CBN NEWS WENT TO THE CAPITOL

TO BRING YOU THIS GLIMPSE.

GOD, STRENGTHEN ME JUST

ONCE MORE, AND LET ME WITH

ONE BLOW GET REVENGE ON THE

PHILISTINES FOR MY TWO

EYES.

WE'RE HERE AT THE U.S.

CAPITAL, WHERE VOLUNTEERS

READ THE ENTIRE BIBLE OVER A

PERIOD OF FIVE DAYS.

AND THEY TOOK WHAT MICAH

HAD MADE AND ITS PRIESTS,

AND WENT ON TO THE PEOPLE AT

PEACE AND SECURE.

WE HAVE ALMOST 100 BIBLES

IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES

BECAUSE THERE ARE CHRISTIANS

LITERALLY FROM AROUND THE

WORLD.

THEY COME BY, AND SOMETIMES

THEY CAN'T SPEAK IN ENGLISH,

AND THEY POINT TO THE BIBLE,

POINT TO THEIR HEART, AND

POINT UPWARDS TO GOD.

WE ALLOW THEM TO READ IN

THEIR OWN LANGUAGE.

THEY'RE READING THE BIBLE

HERE, AT THE U.S. CAPITAL.

THAT SPEAKS A LOT ABOUT OUR

COUNTRY.

THIS IS AMAZING.

I KNOW THAT THERE ARE SOME

OTHER PLACES YOU MIGHT NOT

BE ABLE TO DO IT.

AND I GUESS BY DOING IT

HERE, IT JUST REFLECTS THE

REALITY THAT WE STILL LIVE

IN A GREAT COUNTRY.

Mark: UP NEXT,

DRUG-RESISTANT DISEASES, WHY

ANTIBIOTICS MAY NO LONGER BE

ABLE TO FIGHT SOME

SICKNESSES.

Heather: DRUG

DRUG-RESISTANT DISEASES ARE

NOW A GLOBAL DISASTER.

POOR HIJACKER GEN HYGIENE

SOME DISEASES TO PROGRESS.

ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE ALLOWS

INFECTIONS TO EVOLVE INTO

INCURABLE SUPERBUGS.

THEY STEADYED 114

COUNTRIES.

THE WORLD HEALTH

ORGANIZATION SAYS IF THE

WORLD DOESN'T RESPOND, THE

RESULT COULD BE

DEVASTATING.

AND THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE

CONTROL HERE IN THE U.S.

ACTUALLY ISSUED A SIMILAR

REPORT SEVERAL MONTHS AGO.

Mark: AND AS LORI

JOHNSON COMPLAINS IN

TONIGHT'S FOCUS REPORT,

WHILE SOME SAY USING FEWER

ANTIBIOTICS COULD BE THE KEY

TO FIGHTING SUPER BUGS,

THERE ARE SOME SIMPLE STEPS

YOU CAN TAKE TO KEEP

YOURSELF FROM GETTING SICK

IN THE FIRST PLACE.

Lori: FOR 70 YEARS, WE

HAVE RELIED MORE AND MORE ON

ANTIBIOTICS TO FIGHT

INFECTIONS, TO THE POINT

WHERE SOME BACTERIA HAVE

GOTTEN SO STRONG, DRUGS CAN

NO LONGER KILL THEM.

AN ALARMING C.D.C. REPORT

REVEALS THESE BACTERIA

INFECT AROUND TWO MILLION

AMERICANS EACH YEAR AND KILL

23,000 OF THEM.

ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE IS

ONE OF THE MOST SERIOUS

HEALTH THREATS WE FACE

TODAY.

WE RISK ENTERING A

POST-ANTIBIOTIC ERA, WHERE

SIMPLE INFECTIONS CAN BE

DEADLY.

Heather: ON THE TOP OF

THE LIST, C-DIF, WHICH KILLS

14,000 PEOPLE A YEAR.

THAT'S FOLLOWED BY

DRUG-RESISTANT GONORRHEA, AN

INFECTION MAKING UP ABOUT A

THIRD OF THE CASES OF THIS

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED

DISEASE.

AND C.R.E., A RESPIRATORY

BACTERIA INFECTING 9,000

HOSPITAL PATIENTS A YEAR,

KILLING HALF OF THEM.

I'VE CALLED C.R.E. A

NIGHTMARE INFECTION.

IT CAN KILL A HIGH

PROPORTION OF PEOPLE IT

INFECTS, AND SPREAD FROM

PERSON TO PERSON, AND

BACTERIA TO BACTERIA

READILY.

Heather: THE C.D.C.

BLAMES THIS RESISTANCE ON

THE OVERUSE OF ANTIBIOTICS,

SAYING HALF OF THE

PRESCRIPTIONS GIVEN BY

DOCTORS AREN'T EVEN

NECESSARY.

DR. NANCY CARDORI AGREES.

AS AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE

SPECIALIST, IT POINTS OUT

ANTIBIOTICS KILL ONLY

INFECTIONS THAT ARE

BACTERIAL, NOT VIRAL.

BUT MOST OF THE TIME WHEN

PEOPLE ARE SICK, THEY HAVE A

VIRAL INFECTION AND

THEREFORE DON'T NEED AN

ANTIBIOTIC.

THE PROBLEM IS WILL IS NO

WAY TO INSTANTLY KNOW

WHETHER AN INFECTION ISx

VIRAL OR BACTERIAL, SO

DOCTORS TEND TO GIVE ALL OF

THEIR SICK PATIENTS

ANTIBIOTICS TO HELP THE FEW

PATIENTS WHO ACTUALLY NEED

THEM.

BECAUSE ONE OF THE THINGS

PHYSICIANS WORRY ABOUT,

OKAY, IF I DIDN'T GIVE THEM

ANTIBIOTICS, THEY WENT HOME

AND THE NEXT DAY THEY'RE

REALLY SICK AND THEY DON'T

COME AND SOMETHING BAD

HAPPENS.

Heather: ANTIBIOTICS

AREN'T JUST OVERUSED IN

HUMANS, THEY'RE

UNNECESSARILY GIVEN TO

ANIMALS RAISED FOR FOOD.

THEY RECEIVED 80% OF ALL

ANTIBIOTICS, AND MUCH OF

THAT GOES INTO THEIR FOOD.

IT IS BEING FOUND IF YOU

GIVE THEM SOME ANTIBIOTICS

IN THEIR FEED, WHICH THEY

DON'T NEED FOR INFECTION, IT

MAKES THEM BIGGER.

QUICKER.

SO THEY CAN BE SOLD TO THE

MARKET QUICKER.

IT IS MORE OFTEN AN ECONOMIC

ISSUE THAN ANIMAL HEALTH

ISSUE.

Heather: BUT IT BECOMES

A HEALTH ISSUE FOR HUMANS

WHEN ANTIBIOTIC

ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT DRUGS

GET PASSED TO PEOPLE.

THEY ASKED THEM TO

VOLUNTARILY STOPPED ADDING

ANTIBIOTIC TO FEED, BUT NOT

MANY HAVE COMPLIED.

TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, DRUG

COMPANIES AREN'T DEVELOPING

MANY NEW ANTIBIOTICS TO

REPLACE THE OLD ONES THAT

AREN'T WORKING ANYMORE.

DRUG COMPANIES NEED TO MAKE

A PROFIT, AND THESE DAYS

THERE IS NOT MUCH MONEY IN

ANTIBIOTICS.

AS A RESULT, ONLY TWO NEW

ANTIBIOTICS HAVE BEEN

DEVELOPED IN THE LAST FIVE

YEARS.

SO WHILE USING ANTIBIOTICS

LESS AND DEVELOPING NEW ONES

HELP SLOW DOWN THE SPREAD OF

DRUG-RESISTANT INFECTIONS,

WE CAN ALSO BETTER PROTECT

OURSELVES FROM GETTING

THEM.

WASHING HANDS, AVOIDING

PEOPLE WITH INFECTIONS, AND

GETTING A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP

GOES A LONG WAY.

HOSPITALS ALSO NEED TO

REDUCE INFECTIONS.

CHECK WITH YOUR STATE HEALTH

DEPARTMENT TO SEE WHICH

HOSPITALS HAVE THE LOWEST

INFECTION RATE.

DR. JEAN BURKE HEADS ONE OF

VIRGINIA'S TOP HEALTH CARE

SYSTEMS.

HE SAYS YOU, THE PATIENT,

CAN ALSO HELP REDUCE YOUR

CHANCE OF AN INFECTION.

AND EVERY PATIENT SHOULD

FEEL TOTAL THE EMPOWERED TO

SAY TO EVERYBODY WHO WALKS

IN THE ROOM, HAVE YOU WASHED

YOUR HANDS?

WOULD YOU MIND DOING IT

NOW?

Reporter: MANY HOSPITAL

INFECTIONS STRIKE AT CONTACT

POINTS, WHERE DEVICES GO

INTO YOUR BODY.

SO THE SOONER THEY'RE OUT,

THE BETTER.

TALK TO YOUR CARE TEAM

AND BASICALLY TRY TO HELP

THEM KNOW YOU EXPECT TO HAVE

THE FEWEST NUMBER OF THINGS

PUT INTO YOU AS NECESSARY.

YOU WOULD LIKE THEM, EVERY

SINGLE DAY, IF YOU HAVE A

CATHETER OR AN I.V. IN, TO

ANSWER THE QUESTION, IS IT

NECESSARY TODAY?

EVERY SINGLE DAY ASK AND

ANSWER THAT QUESTION.

Lori: WHILE

ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT

INFECTIONS CAUSE A HEALTH

THREAT, THE TREND CAN BE

REVERSED.

FIRST, PREVENT INFECTIONS

AND THE SPREAD OF

DRUG-RESISTANT BACTERIA.

SECOND, USE ANTIBIOTICS MUCH

MORE RESPONSIBLY.

THIRD, CRACK RESISTANT

PATTERNS.

AND FOURTH, DEVELOP NEW

DRUGS.

Lori: LORI JOHNSON, CBN

NEWS.

Heather: UP NEXT, HOW A

NEW PARTNERSHIP WORKED TO

PROVIDE A HOME FOR A FAMILY

IN NEED.

Heather: EVERY DAY

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS FACE

THE REALITIES OF

HOMELESSNESS.

Mark: THAT'S WHY MANY

GROUPS ARE WORKING TO HELP

FAMILIES GET OFF THE STREETS

AND INTO HOUSES.

SHERRY EBARGEN IS A SINGLE

MOTHER OF TWO.

AFTER ESCAPING AN ABUSIVE

RELATIONSHIP, SHE FOUND

HERSELF WITH A FAMILY AND NO

PLACE TO LIVE.

THAT'S WHEN TWO MINISTRIES

TEAMED UP TO HELP.

THE SALVATION ARMY SECURED A

HOUSE, AND GRACE

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WORKED

TO MAKE IT A HOME.

IT IS AMAZING.

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT.

WE WERE ABLE TO PROVIDE

THOSE THINGS FOR HER, GIVE

HER SOME LIFE SKILLS AND GET

THE KIDS IN DAYCARE SO SHE

COULD FIND A JOB AND GET

SETTLED.

SHE HAD NO IDEA ABOUT

FURNITURE.

SHE KNEW NOTHING.

THEY NEEDED IT.

MY KIDS DESERVE THIS.

IT'S A FRESH START.

Mark: THAT'S THE LOVE

OF CHRIST.

THE SALVATION ARMY PROVIDED

ALL OF THE FURNITURE AND

GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CLEANED,

PAINTED, AND DECORATED THE

NEW HOME.

WOW!

Heather: THAT'S GREAT.

Mark: WHAT A GREAT

STORY, TO GO FROM BEING

HOMELESS TO HAVING A NEW

HOME.

Heather: AND THE WAY

EVERYONE PARTNERED

TOGETHER.

Mark: THANKS FOR

WATCHING.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR TIME.

HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.

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