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                               September 30, 2009

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Texting and Driving

Headlines

      Two Earthquakes Hit South Pacific Causing a Tsunami

       Supreme Court to Hear Chicago Gun Law Case

      14 Year-Old Dies of H1N1 Flu in Texas

POP QUIZ: Sonic Boom

One More Thing: First Clown in Space

[JUSTIN]

HEY, IT'S THE START OF A WHOLE NEW MONTH!

JUSTIN FINCH HERE ON THIS THURSDAY, OCTOBER FIRST.

LATER ON, AN UPDATE ON THE TSUNAMI THAT HIT THE SOUTH PACIFIC, A
POP QUIZ YOU'LL HAVE TO HEAR TO BELIEVE AND OF COURSE, YOUR
TURN RESULTS. CHANNEL ONE NEWS STARTS RIGHT NOW!


[JUSTIN]

MORE DRIVERS ARE TALKING ON THEIR CELL PHONES OR TEXTING
BEHIND THE WHEEL.

LAST YEAR, NEARLY 6-THOUSAND PEOPLE WERE KILLED, AND HALF A
MILLION INJURED BECAUSE OF DISTRACTED DRIVERS.

IT'S BECOME SUCH A PROBLEM, THAT THE PRESIDENT IS GETTING
INVOLVED.

YESTERDAY, THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION LAUNCHED A TWO-
DAY "DISTRACTED DRIVING" CONFERENCE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET
AMERICAN DRIVERS MORE FOCUSED ON THE ROAD.
AND, FROM THE LOOKS OF IT, IT WON'T BE EASY.


[JUSTIN]

Everyone knows it's a really bad idea to drink and drive, but TEXTING and driving?
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS SAY TEXTING AT THE WHEEL IS ONE OF
THE MOST DANGEROUS DRIVING HABITS, BUT IT'S ALSO ONE OF THE
HARDEST TO RESIST.

These drivers are being recorded by a not-so-hidden camera on their dashboards. Their
parents installed the cameras because they want to see how their teens are driving, but
even knowing that Mom and Dad are watching doesn't stop them from texting behind the
wheel.

"I THINK I'M GONNA DEFINITELY LIMIT IT but it’s hard to say I’m gonna
completely stop"

This Florida school shows teen drivers the consequences of mixing texting and driving.

"Even if you take your eyes off the road for 2 seconds you could drive off the road or hit
another car.

A simulation is one thing, but on the road texting while driving could be one emoticon
away from tragedy.

We are living proof that no one is immune to this.

RUSSELL AND KIM HURD LOST THEIR DAUGHTER HEATHER LAST YEAR.
*SHE* WAS not TEXTING AT THE WHEEL -- but THE TRUCK DRIVER BEHIND
HER WAS. Heather and another DRIVER WERE KILLED INSTANTLY.

he was not speeding. he just wasn't looking at the road

"his poor decisions changed my life forever"

A NATIONWIDE INSURANCE STUDY FOUND ONE IN SEVEN DRIVERS
ADMITS SENDING TEXT MESSAGES IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT. AMONG 18-TO-
24 YEAR OLDS, IT'S EVEN HIGHER-- ONE OF EVERY TWO DRIVERS.

This bus driver in San Antonio kept text messaging until he crashed into the S-U-V in
front of him. No one was seriously hurt either on or off the bus, but passengers on this
commuter train in Los Angeles were not so lucky. 25 people were killed, including the
driver who was sending text messages RIGHT before the crash.
13 states already have laws against texting while driving, and 17 more are considering
them. Heather Hurd's family is pushing for a FEDERAL ban.

[JUSTIN]

SO, WHAT DO AMERICANS THINK ABOUT TEXTING AND DRIVING?

A C-B-S NEWS / NEW YORK TIMES POLL FINDS 90-PERCENT OF PEOPLE
POLLED THINK TEXTING WHILE DRIVING SHOULD BE ILLEGAL. ONLY
EIGHT PERCENT SAY IT SHOULD BE LEGAL.

BUT YOUNGER PEOPLE HAVE A DIFFERENT TAKE.

16 PERCENT OF THEM SAY IT SHOULD BE ALLOWED WHILE 83 PERCENT
BELIEVE TEXTING AND DRIVING SHOULD BE AGAINST THE LAW.

FOR MORE RULES OF THE ROAD AND SAFE TEXTING TIPS, HIT US UP AT
CHANNEL ONE DOT COM.

WE'RE BACK WITH HEADLINES AFTER THIS.


[JUSTIN]

HEY, WE'RE BACK NOW WITH THE TEAM TO RUN DOWN WHAT'S MAKING
NEWS ON THIS THURSDAY.

LET'S GET THINGS ROLLING WITH OUR TOP STORY.

ALRIGHT, ADRIANA, WHAT'VE YOU GOT?

HEY, WE'RE BACK NOW WITH THE TEAM TO RUN DOWN WHAT'S MAKING
NEWS ON THIS THURSDAY.

AND ADRIANA IS STARTING US OFF.

[ADRIANA]

IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS, TWO EARTHQUAKES SHOOK THE SOUTH PACIFIC.

IT ALL STARTED TUESDAY WHEN A MONSTER EARTHQUAKE UP TO 8.3,
STRUCK BETWEEN SAMOA AND THE U-S TERRITORY OF AMERICAN
SAMOA--A STRING OF ISLANDS BETWEEN HAWAII AND AUSTRALIA

THE QUAKE SHOOK THE GROUND UNDER THE OCEAN--CAUSING A
RIPPLING EFFECT SO STRONG THAT 4 TIDAL WAVES OR TSUNAMIS OF UP
TO 20 FEET HIGH CRASHED INTO THE ISLANDS--LEAVING VILLAGES
FLOODED AND FLATTENED.

THE TSUNAMI CAME IN FAST, REALLY FAST, AND IT SWEPT THE WHOLE
AREA OVER HERE."

"TREES, CARS, BOATS ALL OF THAT JUST FLOATING PAST MY SECOND
STORY WINDOW."

MANY RESIDENTS RAN FOR HIGHER GROUND, BUT AN UNKNOWN
NUMBER OF people WAS SWEPT OUT TO SEA.

AROUND 100 PEOPLE ARE REPORTEDLY DEAD, AND THE DEATH TOLL IS
EXPECTED TO RISE.

LESS THAN A DAY LATER A SLIGHTLY WEAKER UNDERWATER
EARTHQUAKE HIT INDONESIA, BUT EXPERTS SAY THE CLOSE TIMING IS
JUST COINCIDENCE.

THE INDONESIAN QUAKE DIDN'T CAUSE MASSIVE TSUNAMIS LIKE IN
SAMOA. THAT'S PARTLY BECAUSE THE SAMOAN QUAKE TOOK PLACE
CLOSER TO THE EARTH’S SURFACE.

THE INDONESIAN QUAKE STRUCK AROUND THE SAME PLACE AS THE 2004
TSUNAMI THAT KILLED MORE THAN 230-THOUSAND PEOPLE IN A DOZEN
COUNTRIES. THE 04 QUAKE WAS SO DESTRUCTIVE BECAUSE IT WAS 10
TIME STRONGER THAN THIS WEEK'S QUAKES AND ALSO HIT IN A MUCH
MORE POPULATED AREA.


[GARY]

THE CITY OF CHICAGO IS IN THE NEWS AGAIN, AND THIS TIME IT WILL BE
INVOLVED IN A HISTORIC RULING AS THIS COUNTRY'S HIGHEST COURT
HAS AGREED TO HEAR A CHALLENGE ON GUN LAWS.

THE SUPREME COURT AGREED WEDNESDAY TO REVIEW A LOWER COURT
RULING THAT UPHELD A BAN ON HANDGUNS IN CHICAGO.

BACK IN JUNE OF 2008. THE SUPREME COURT STRUCK DOWN A HANDGUN
BAN IN WASHINGTON D.C., A FEDERAL AREA.

NOW, THIS CASE WILL DETERMINE WHETHER THAT RULING APPLIES TO
LOCAL AND STATE LAWS AS WELL.
GUN RIGHTS’ ADVOCATES ARGUE THAT CHICAGO'S BAN VIOLATES THE
SECOND AMENDMENT WHICH SAYS

"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the
people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."

BUT OTHERS SAY THE BAN IS CONSTITUTIONAL BECAUSE THE
CONSTITUTION ALLOWS LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS TO PASS
LAWS THAT APPLY TO THEIR COMMUNITY, RATHER THAN CREATING ONE
SINGLE NATIONAL RULE.

THE CASE WILL BE ARGUED SOME TIME NEXT YEAR. IRONICALLY,
SEVERAL REPUBLICAN SENATORS CITED JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR'S GUN
RULING, AS WELL AS HER RESTRAINT ON THE TOPIC AT HER
CONFIRMATION HEARING, IN EXPLAINING THEIR DECISION TO REJECT
HER CONFIRMATION TO THE HIGH COURT.

MANY JUDGES IN LOWER COURTS, INCLUDING JUSTICE SONIA
SOTOMAYOR, WHEN SHE WAS AN APPEALS COURT JUDGE IN NEW YORK,
HAVE SAID THAT TRYING TO EVALUATE AN EXTENSION OF THE SECOND
AMENDMENT IS A JOB FOR THE SUPREME COURT.


[EVAN]

THE H1N1 FLU VIRUS HAS TAKEN THE LIFE OF A TEENAGE GIRL. AND HER
PARENTS SAY SHE HAD NO UNDERLYING MEDICAL PROBLEMS

14-YEAR-OLD CHLOE LINDSAY DIED SHORTLY AFTER BEING TAKEN TO
COOK CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER IN FORT WORTH TEXAS LAST
WEEKEND.

LINDSAY, WHO BECAME SICK 5 DAYS PRIOR TO HER DEATH, WAS
DIAGNOSED WITH THE FLU, WHICH WAS LATER CONFIRMED AS THE H1N1
VIRUS.

"THIS THING DOESN'T DISCRIMINATE. IT WILL GO AFTER ANYBODY."

LINDSAY'S PARENTS SAY THEIR DOCTOR FOLLOWED THE CENTER FOR
DISEASE CONTROL'S GUIDELINES AND COULDN'T GIVE HER TAMIFLU - A
MEDICINE TO HELP COMBAT THE VIRUS.

THE C.D.C. SAYS BECAUSE OF A NATIONWIDE SHORTAGE OF TAMIFLU, IT
RECOMMENDS ONLY GIVING IT TO CHILDREN 2-YEARS-OLD AND
YOUNGER, OR TO CHILDREN OLDER THAN TWO IF THEY A CHRONIC
ILLNESS.
"NOW RIGHT NOW MY WORLD'S A LITTLE BIT DARKER PLACE."

LINDSAY'S PARENTS SAID THEY HOPE THE C.D.C. WILL RETHINK ITS
GUIDELINES ON TAMIFLU BECAUSE OF SITUATIONS LIKE THEIR
DAUGHTER’S.

[JUSTIN]

THAT'S A WRAP OF HEADLINES. WE'RE COMING BACK WITH TODAY'S
SUPER SONIC POP QUIZ.

[JUSTIN]



HEY GUYS. OK IT'S TIME FOR TODAY'S POP QUIZ. AND FOR THIS ONE YOU
HAVE TO LISTEN CAREFULLY.

CHECK OUT THE SPACE SHUTTLE AS IT ENTERED THE ATMOSPHERE IN
CALIFORNIA A FEW WEEKS AGO. NOW LISTEN

DID YOU HEAR? LET'S DO IT AGAIN

TWO SONIC BOOMS. THAT SCARED SOME RESIDENTS IN CALIFORNIA

i heard a big old boom. And I didn't know what it was

LET’S SEE IF YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS. A SONIC BOOM OCCURS WHEN
TRAVELLING FASTER THAN: A THE SPEED OF LIGHT, B THE SPEED OF
SOUND, C MACH TWO, AND D THE EARTH’S ROTATION. TAKE TEN
SECONDS.

TIMES UP. THE ANSWER IS B - FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF SOUND.

WHAT EXACTLY IS A SONIC BOOM? WELL IT'S THE THUNDER-LIKE NOISE
YOU JUST HEARD AND IT HAPPENS WHEN AN AIRCRAFT BREAKS THE
SOUND BARRIER--MEANING IT MOVES FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF
SOUND.

SOUNDWAVES TRAVEL AT ROUGHLY 760 MILES-PER-HOUR. WHEN AN
AIRCRAFT TRAVELS FASTER THAN THAT, IT LEAVES BEHIND SOUND
WAVES WHICH MERGE TOGETHER IN A CONE SHAPE BEHIND THE
AIRCRAFT. BECAUSE OF THE SPEED THEY CANNOT "GET OUT OF THE
WAY" OF EACH OTHER AND MERGE INTO A SINGLE SHOCK WAVE, WHICH
WE HUMANS HEAR AS A SINGLE "BOOM".
AND IT WAS THIS MONTH BACK IN 1947 THAT CHUCK YEAGER IS
CREDITED FOR BEING THE FIRST PERSON TO BREAK THE SOUND BARRIER.

[JUSTIN]

AND NOW, IT'S TIME TO LISTEN UP FOR TODAY'S YOUR TURN RESULTS.
ADRIANA, WHAT DO YOU HAVE THERE?

[ADRIANA]

WE ASKED YOU SHOULD THERE BE VOLUME LIMITS ON MP3 PLAYERS?

27 PERCENT OF THOSE OF YOU WHO VOTED SAID YES, THERE SHOULD BE
LIMITS, AND 73 PERCENT SAID NO THERE SHOULDN'T BE LIMITS

VICTORIA FROM OHIO WROTE IN

" I think you should make them less louder because i have an ipod and when i turn it up
all the way my ears hurt after i listen to it."

LEVI FROM KANSAS SAID:

"No I think it is a free country so I think we should be able to use our MP3 players how
we wish."

Adam also from KANSAS SAID " I think that there should be a limit because if people
put the volume too loud they could go deaf"

BUT MARK ALSO FROM OHIO LEFT US THIS MESSAGE

"I do not think there should be volume control on my MP3 player cause I like to listen to
my MP3 player to get myself fired up, ready to go for whatever I'm ready to do. It's an
important part of getting me ready to go."

ALRIGHT, THAT'LL DO IT FOR US TODAY. I'M JUSTIN FINCH. AND WE'VE
GOT ONE MORE THING BEFORE WE GO.

[JUSTIN]

IN 1957 THE FIRST DOG WENT TO SPACE, IN 1961 THE FIRST HUMAN WENT
INTO SPACE, AND IN 2009 THE FIRST.*CLOWN* WENT INTO SPACE?

THAT'S RIGHT GUY LALIBERTE THE CANADIAN FOUNDER OF THE WORLD-
RENOWN CIRCUS TROUP, CIRQUE DU SOLEIL BLASTED OFF YESTERDAY
WITH TWO OTHER CREW MEMBERS.
THE CIRCUS MAN DONNED A RED BULB ON HIS NOSE AS HE STRUTTED ON
TO THE AIRCRAFT BEFORE TAKE OFF.

HE PAID MORE THAN $35 MILLION FOR THE TRIP - BUT THE FORMER
STREET PERFORMER, WHO'S NOW WORTH 2.5 BILLION DOLLARS SAYS IT'S
WELL WORTH IT.

THAT'S BECAUSE HE'S USING THE TRIP TO PROMOTE AWARENESS ABOUT
THE WORLD'S GROWING SHORTAGE OF CLEAN WATER.

THE NOW COSMIC CLOWN DUE BACK ON THE GROUND IN JUST UNDER
TWO WEEKS.

				
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