1 TEEN KIDS NEWS SHOW 225 MWANZAA O/C Coming up on Teen-Kids News. How to know if a boyfriend or girlfriend is not good for you. FELIPE O/C I‟ll show you how to recognize abuse – and what to do about it. JENNA O/C Check out the new technology that can turn YOU into an action figure. CODY O/C & V/O I‟ll report on an extreme sport that may be too extreme. NATALIE O/C I‟m Natalie with a tip to help you make the grade. JOHN O/C & V/O She‟s a triple threat – if you don‟t know what that is - wait until you meet Christina Milian – I‟ll have the buzz. HALEY O/C And why what you eat can affect your grades - next on Teen Kids News. SHOW OPEN HEADLINES MWANZAA Hi, I‟m Mwanzaa HALEY And I‟m Haley. We‟ll start with the latest news from around the world… MWANZAA 2 Here‟s Lauren with the headlines… LAUREN VO Former President Bill Clinton was back in the hospital this week. Problems with his heart again. Mr. Clinton has just returned from visiting areas hit by the tsunami. He was traveling with former President George Bush Senior. LAUREN VO Here‟s some really shocking news about finishing high school. The Educational Testing Service says almost a third of all American kids don‟t get their diploma in four years. State governors say this is a problem that has to be fixed…and fast. (GOVERNOR MARK WARNER – VA) WE CAN‟T KEEP EXPLAINING TO OUR NATION‟S PARENTS OR BUSINESS LEADERS OR THE COLLEGE FACULTIES WHY THESE KIDS CAN‟T DO THE WORK. LAUREN VO Whether it‟s finding jobs or going to college, Bill Gates says a good education is vital. He‟s even donated almost a billion dollars to help make schools better. (BILL GATES) FOR THE FUTURE OF THIS COUNTRY, YOU CAN‟T PICK ANYTHING MORE IMPORTANT THAN PUBLIC EDUCATION. LAUREN VO President Bush is nominating a new U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations - John Bolton. He has many years of experience in the State Department and a reputation as a tough negotiator. However, critics say when it comes to dealing with other countries, being a 3 tough negotiator may not be such a good thing. LAUREN VO Speaking of negotiating, the leaders of Lebanon and Syria have signed an agreement. Syria‟s President promised that at least some of his troops will leave Lebanon. Syrian soldiers have been there “helping to keep the peace” since 1976. LAUREN VO Got milk? That still might not get you enough calcium. Researchers now say you probably need more than just dairy products to protect your bones. They suggest additional sources like broccoli, kale, orange juice with added calcium or tofu. LAUREN VO A major dolphin rescue has been going on in Florida. Dozens of dolphins are being helped to turn around and go back into the ocean. They were found on a beach near the town of Marathon. LAUREN O/C There are new concerns about global warming. Scientists say rising temperatures in the Arctic are endangering the polar bears. In fact, they fear that the great white bear could be wiped out by the end of this century. Haley… RELATIONSHIP ABUSE (R.A.P.P.) 4 HALEY O/C The dating game can be a tough one for teens. A relationship is hard to maintain...even when it‟s going well. But there are many teens who are in situations that are not only bad...they‟re dangerous. Felipe is here with a look at the problems…and hopefully some help. FELIPE O/C Haley, it‟s called relationship abuse. And you‟d be surprised how many teens are affected. FELIPE V/O: When you think of the word “abuse,” you may think of hitting or pushing. But there are other, less physical ways relationships can be abusive. And they can be just as damaging. There is verbal abuse, which includes insults and name calling. (BOY – RE-ENACTMENT) WHEN I CALL, I EXPECT YOU TO ANSWER. WHAT ARE YOU AN IDIOT? FELIPE V/O: And there‟s sexual abuse. One example is when a person doesn‟t respect their partner‟s decision to say NO to sex. (BOY – RE-ENACTMENT) I CAN‟T BELIEVE IT - YOU ARE SUCH A TEASE! (GIRL – RE-ENACTMENT) I AM NOT A TEASE, JAMEL. (BOY – RE-ENACTMENT) LOOK…YOU‟RE MY GIRLFRIEND…WHAT‟S YOUR PROBLEM, YOU DON‟T LOVE ME? FELIPE V/O: It‟s also abuse if a partner tries to control who you hang out with, or 5 keeps track of your phone calls. (BOY – RE-ENACTMENT) WHAT ARE YOU DOING TALKING TO CHRISTINE…I TOLD YOU I DON‟T LIKE HER. (GIRL – RE-ENACTMENT) SHE‟S JUST MY FRIEND. SHE JUST WANTED TO HANG OUT TONIGHT. THAT‟S ALL. (BOY – RE-ENACTMENT) I DON‟T WANT YOU TALKING TO HER SHE‟S A BAD INFLUENCE…I THOUGHT I TOLD YOU THAT. FELIPE V/O: You might think you wouldn‟t put up with that kind of behavior. But the statistics show many teens do. (GALE GREENSTEIN) IN THIS COUNTRY, 60 PERCENT OF TEENS WILL EXPERIENCE ABUSE IN THEIR RELATIONSHIPS; THAT‟S MORE THAN HALF OF THE CLASS…AND THAT MEANS THAT EVEN IF IT‟S NOT ONE OF THEM IT‟S THE PERSON SITTING NEXT TO THEM….IT‟S THEIR BEST FRIEND…IT‟S THEIR SISTER. FELIPE V/O: And the numbers don‟t lie. Teens see it every day. (GIRL) I HAD A FRIEND WHO HAD TO CHECK WITH HER BOYFRIEND TO SEE WHAT SHE WAS GOING TO WEAR THAT DAY. FELIPE V/O A lot of teens in abusive relationships feel they have nowhere to turn for help. That‟s where RAPP comes in. That stands for Relationship Abuse Prevention Program. It‟s run by the Center Against Domestic Violence. RAPP teaches high school students the warning signs of abuse. 6 (GALE GREENSTEIN) TEENS WHO EXPERIENCE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AT HOME ARE SO MUCH MORE LIKELY TO REPEAT THAT PATTERN IN THEIR OWN RELATIONSHIPS WHETHER IT BE AS A VICTIM OR AN ABUSER…AND THAT‟S WHY IT‟S SO ESSENTIAL TO SHOW THEM THAT THERE‟S ANOTHER WAY. (BOY) IF I GET MAD AT SOMEONE OR SOMETHING I KEEP IT BOTTLED UP INSIDE. R.A.P.P. HAS TAUGHT ME THAT IT‟S OKAY TO TALK TO SOMEONE IF YOU GET ANGRY, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE A RELATIONSHIP IF YOU TALK WITH YOUR PARTNER, IF IT‟S SOMETHING YOU CAN TALK IT OUT, THINGS MIGHT WORK OUT. FELIPE O/C Like most relationship issues, communication is key. But if things don‟t “work out”, get help. And we‟d like to thank the teens at RAPP for helping us with the role- playing scenes that showed abuse. Mwanzaa… WEEKLY READER POLL: ABUSE MWANZAA O/C Thanks Felipe. Okay, so we know it‟s good to TALK about abuse – but who would you talk to? That‟s the subject of our Weekly Reader Poll. We asked what would you do if you knew someone was being abused by their boyfriend or girlfriend. (GIRL) I WOULD JUST TALK TO THEM ABOUT IT… (GIRL) I WOULD TELL THEM TO LEAVE THEM –LEAVE THE PERSON THAT‟S 7 ABUSING THEM. (BOY) I WOULD GET THEM TO SPEND AS LEAST TIME WITH THEM AS POSSIBLE, OR EVEN BREAK UP WITH THEM. (BOY) WELL THAT‟S REALLY FOR ME TO STAY OUT OF… (GIRL) A FRIEND OF MINE WAS TELLING ME A STORY HOW SHE WAS A BIT ABUSED AND I DIDN‟T FEEL RIGHT GOING TO HER PARTNER AND SAYING SOMETHING BECAUSE I DIDN‟T FEEL IT WAS MY PLACE… (GIRL) I‟D TRY TO CONFRONT THE PERSON THAT‟S ABUSING THE OTHER PERSON TO SEE WHY THEY‟RE DOING THAT, AND TO SEE IF THERE‟S SOME WAY FOR THEM TO STOP DOING THAT. MWANZAA V/O Well, only 3% of you would try to take on the abuser directly. 12% said they‟d try to work it out by talking to the victim. 26% would do NOTHING. The majority – 59% - said they‟d take the problem to a responsible adult. MWANZAA O/C And as Felipe‟s report showed - that‟s the best answer. HALEY O/C When we come back we‟ll see how big screen heroes get cut down to size.… MWANZAA O/C A man, a scan, an action plan…we‟ll explain that next. COMMERCIAL BREAK #1 CLOSED CAPTION ANNOUNCE 8 DIGITAL TOY SCAN HALEY O/C Jenna‟s here now, to show us how technology is changing a familiar type of toy. JENNA O/C Haley, I‟m talking about action figures…They just don‟t make „em like they used to. And that‟s why they look so much like the real thing. Let me take you behind the scenes at the leading action toy company. JENNA VO WHETHER MAKING A MODEL OF MORPHEUS FROM THE MATRIX OR A SCULPTURE OF STAR WARS‟ LUKE SKYWALKER, THIS IS WHERE IT ALL BEGINS. GENTLE GIANT STUDIOS IS THE LEADER IN DIGITAL SCANNING. THE PROCESS ALLOWS AN ACTION FIGURE TO LOOK JUST LIKE THE PERSON IT‟S MODELED AFTER. (BRIAN SUNDERLIN) THE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY, SPECIFICALLY THE SCANNING, HAS REVOLUTIONIZED THE WAY WE MAKE ACTION FIGURES. WE‟RE ABLE TO SCAN ACTORS AND MODELS AND RECREATE THEIR LIKENESS 100% WITHOUT ANY LOSS OF DETAIL OR CHARACTER CORRECTNESS THAT YOU MIGHT GET WITH TRADITIONAL SCULPTING ONLY. JENNA VO THIS ISN‟T AN ACTOR – IT‟S OUR CO-WORKER, WILL. HE STEPPED IN TO HELP DEMONSTRATE THE FULL-BODY SCAN. BRIAN WILCOX (BRIAN WILCOX) 3D PROTOTYPER BASICALLY WHAT YOU HAVE IS THE FOUR CAMERAS ARE REGISTERING WHERE THE LASER 9 FALLS ON THE BODY AS THE CAMERAS MOVE FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. BASICALLY WE CAN TAKE THE DIGITAL MODEL AND SEND IT TO FILM, VIDEO GAMES, WE CAN MAKE AN ACTION FIGURE OUT OF HIM. WE CAN DO WHATEVER WE WANT. JENNA VO JUST A FEW YEARS AGO TOYMAKERS RELIED ON THE KEEN EYE OF SCULPTORS AND PAINTERS TO MAKE FIGURES RECOGNIZABLE. BUT DON‟T WORRY. THESE GUYS STILL HAVE A JOB. SCULPTORS ADD DETAILS THAT MAKE THE FIGURES WORTH COLLECTING. AND PAINTERS BRING THE FACES TO LIFE. (JAVIER SOTO) IT‟S MY JOB TO GO AHEAD AND TRY AND IMPROVISE AND MAKE IT LOOK BETTER THAN WHAT WE‟VE ALREADY STARTED WITH. (JOSEPH JUNG) THEY ROUGHLY TAKE MAYBE A WEEK AND A HALF TWO WEEKS YOU KNOW TO GET SOME OF THESE DONE YOU KNOW DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH DETAIL YOU‟RE INVOVLED WITH. JENNA VO JOE STARTED SCULPTING AS A KID BECAUSE HE COULDN‟T AFFORD TO BUY HIS OWN ACTION FIGURES. NOW HE HAS A TON OF TOYS AND A GREAT JOB. JENNA VO THE CREATORS AT GENTLE GIANT SAY - IF YOU WANT TO GET INTO THIS BUSINESS, START TRAINING NOW. (BRIAN SUNDERLIN) IF YOU HAVE THE AMBITION TO DO THIS, GO TO SCHOOL FOR 10 COMPUTERS, LEARN COMPUTER GRAPHICAL PROGRAMS. AND IF YOU‟RE INTO SCULPTING, START SCULPTING. GO TO ART SCHOOL, GET YOUR EDUCATION IN THAT AND GIVE US A CALL. JENNA O/C Gentle Giant also does digital scanning for movie effects. In fact – the company scanned Tobey McGuire to create a digital stuntman for the movie Spiderman. Gentle Giant says its next step is making movies of its own. Not bad for a company that started in its owner‟s garage ten years ago. Mwanzaa - CYBERGUY MWANZAA O/C Thanks, Jenna. For more on technology, let‟s check in on our CyberGuy – Brian. BRIAN OC When people change service provides, they usually get new phones and just throw their old ones away. The problem is that‟s wasteful and bad for the environment too. Here‟s a cool new way to help save the planet, and raise money at the same time. A company called Cells For Cash – dot – com will buy old phones which they repair and re-sell. So not only can you raise money for your favorite cause by organizing old cell phone donations – you can even help save the planet. I‟m Brian the Cyber Guy for Teen Kids News. CODY O/C Just ahead – we‟ll take a look at why one new sport might be too dangerous 11 to play. COMMERCIAL #2 FRANKENFISH HALEY O/C There‟s a monster on the loose - they call it the “Frankenfish.” Its real name is Northern Snakehead and its natural home is China. A few months ago we reported that a Snakehead was found in the Eastern United States. Now the scary creature has made its way to Lake Michigan in the Midwest. It‟s feared the voracious fish is upsetting the ecosystem wherever it goes. PARKOUR MWANZAA O/C You may have seen this where you live. Teens doing Matrix type moves, running up walls and jumping over obstacles. Cody‟s here to tell us what it‟s all about. CODY O/C Mwanzaa, they call it Parkour. Some say it‟s a sport. Others say it‟s crazy. Any way you look at it - it‟s definitely dangerous. CODY VO Meet Mark, Matt, Ben and Lawrence. They look a little old to be hanging out at the playground. But they‟re not here to swing or slide. They jump OVER the swings, and OFF of the jungle gym. And you may think picnic tables are for sitting – well think again. Today they‟re 12 part of Parkour. (MARK) PARKOUR IS A SPORT - IT‟S AN EXTREME SPORT. IT‟S A DISCIPLINE - IT‟S AN ART FORM THAT STARTED ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO IN THE SUBURBS OF PARIS. CODY VO And it‟s getting more popular in the United States. It‟s outdoor obstacle coursing combined with gymnastics moves. (MARK) THE IDEA IS TO USE ARCHITECTURE AS OBSTACLES TO INTERACT WITH THE ARCHITECTURE IN WAYS THAT OTHER PEOPLE DON‟T. I DON‟T LOOK AT A WALL AND SEE AN OBSTACLE; I LOOK AT A WALL AND SEE SOMETHING THAT I CAN INTERACT WITH. CODY VO There‟s no doubt. This sport is dangerous. But players insist it‟s not crazy. Or…not THAT crazy. (BEN) YOU KIND OF HAVE TO BE CRAZY TO DO JUST ABOUT ANY SPORT SO I DON‟T SEE THIS AS ANY DIFFERENT FROM ANY TYPE OF SPORT OR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. CODY VO Yeah, but most sports are done with some supervision. In Parkour, you‟re flirting with a trip to the hospital with every move you make. (LAWRENCE) I BROKE MY FOOT DOING IT LAST NOVEMBER WHEN THE GRASS WAS REALLY WET. SO YOU HAVE TO KNOW YOU‟RE SURROUNDING WHEN YOU‟RE DOING THINGS LIKE THAT. CODY VO Even the daredevils who do it say 13 helmets and pads are a good idea. And along with not breaking bones, not breaking rules of the playground or park is a good start, too. (MARK) YOU REALLY HAVE TO START WITH A GOOD UNDERSTANDING THAT SOME OF THESE MOVES ARE DANGEROUS. YOU DON‟T JUST GO AND JUMP OFF SOMETHING. (MATT) I STAY WITHIN MY LIMITS, THAT‟S THE KEY THING, JUST STAYING, KNOWING YOUR LIMITS AND STAYING WITHIN THEM. CODY O/C Don‟t think you can just go out and try this. Some of these guys studied gymnastics. And it took them years to learn those moves you just saw. And if I haven‟t made it clear enough… Parkour CAN BE DANGEROUS. I‟m Cody Gifford with sports. NATALIE O/C COMING UP, A WAY TO REMEMBER HOW GREAT YOU ARE! COMMERCIAL #3 MAKE THE GRADE: RESUME HALEY O/C You probably have a lot to be proud of. But make sure you don‟t forget it. Here‟s Natalie with a tip on how to “Make the Grade.” NATALIE O/C YOU MIGHT BE YEARS AWAY FROM APPLYING TO COLLEGE. BUT SOME OF THE THINGS YOU‟RE DOING RIGHT NOW COULD COUNT FOR SOME EXTRA CREDIT WHEN THE TIME COMES. ARE YOU AN ASSISTANT TEACHER 14 AT SUNDAY SCHOOL? DID YOU WIN A CLARINET COMPETITION? YOU MIGHT THINK YOU‟LL REMEMBER FOREVER, BUT BELIEVE ME, WHEN THE SENIOR STRESS HITS AND YOU‟RE FILLING OUT COLLEGE APPLICATIONS…YOU MIGHT FORGET SOMETHING IMPORTANT. SO, SET UP A FILE. A HARD COPY OR ON YOUR COMPUTER, AND CALL IT YOUR RESUME. WHENEVER YOU DO SOMETHING YOU‟RE PROUD OF, MAKE A NOTE OF IT IN THE FILE. SO WHEN IT COMES TIME TO APPLY FOR COLLEGE YOU‟LL HAVE ALL THOSE GREAT THINGS YOU ACCOMPLISHED AT YOUR FINGERTIPS! I‟M NATALIE, HERE TO HELP YOU MAKE THE GRADE! SCHOOL NUTRITION MWANZAA O/C If you want to do well in school, you have to pay attention to nutrition too. Siena has new information about the effect of sugar. SIENA O/C That‟s right, Mwanzaa. Researchers in England studied the effect of a bad breakfast. SIENA V/O They found that starting the day with soda or chocolate can hurt your performance in school. It seems that a lot of sugar can slow down your mental skills. SIENA O/C For example, they looked at reaction time. SIENA V/O 15 Students with a poor breakfast had the reaction time of a person that is 70 years old! Teens who ate what are called “complex carbohydrates” for breakfast had sharper mental skills. Complex carbs give you energy slowly. And they usually have lots of vitamins and minerals. So choose to start the day with things like oatmeal or whole grain cereals and bread. And while you‟re at it – grab some protein from meat or dairy products - and fruit, too. SIENA O/C Better breakfasts…better grades. Now that‟s sweet. WORD! It‟s time for WORD! A chance to test your vocabulary. Pick out the REAL meaning amid the fake definitions. How about this one… DECIDUOUS (dih –SIH –jew-us) An Adjective. Does it mean… Having a life cycle that involves shedding something like leaves or teeth. Or does it mean Indecisive or confused. Or perhaps deciduous means Having the ability to make decisions easily. Deciduous means having a life cycle that involves shedding something like leaves or teeth. Deciduous trees are the most beautiful in the fall, because the leaves change color before they drop. Let‟s try another adjective… EXORBITANT. (ex – OAR –bih – tent) 16 It could be: Having the qualities of planets far beyond our solar system. Or: Sweetened with artificial sugar. Or maybe it means: Beyond the scope of the law or custom. EXORBITANT means beyond the scope of the law or custom. As in, my teacher assigns an EXORBITANT load of homework! (Just kidding, teach.) Here‟s one more:TWEE Is it… A tall plant, sometimes deciduous. Or is TWEE A poetic word for between Or does TWEE mean Overly delicate or cute I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as something TWEE…which means overly delicate or cute. Let‟s take a quick review. Deciduous. Having a life cycle that involves shedding. Exorbitant. Beyond the scope of law or custom. Twee. Overly delicate or cute. That‟s WORD! On Kids News. COMMERCIAL BREAK #4 WORK IT: Surveying Technicians MWANZAA O/C You know the song, “this land is your land, this land is my land?” Well, that‟s true in a general sense. But if you get down to specifics, it gets a bit more technical. Lily explains in her “Work It” report. LILY O/C IN ANCIENT EGYPT, EVERY TIME THE NILE FLOODED AND LANDMARKS LIKE ROCKS AND TREES WERE WASHED AWAY, PEOPLE HAD TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHICH PIECE OF LAND WAS THEIRS. THAT‟S WHEN THE SCIENCE OF LAND SURVEYING WAS BORN 17 LILY V/O SURVEYORS DO THE SAME THING TODAY. THEY FIGURE OUT THE BOUNDARIES OF A PARTICULAR PIECE OF PROPERTY. WITH THE MODERN EQUIPMENT NOW AVAILABLE, SURVEYING TECHNICIANS HAVE LOTS OF TOOLS TO DO THE JOB. THEY USE ELECTRONIC AND COMPUTERIZED DEVICES TO MEASURE DISTANCES…AND MAP FEATURES OF THE LAND. THEY EVEN USE SATELLITES TO PINPOINT DETAILS FROM HIGH ABOVE THE EARTH. SURVEYING TECHNICIANS SPEND A LOT OF TIME OUTDOORS, BUT THEY ALSO WORK AT COMPUTERS, CREATING MAPS AND CHARTS FROM THE DATA THEY GATHER. BUT EVEN WITH HIGH-TECH HELP YOU NEED A CLEAR HEAD FOR CALCULATIONS FOR THIS CAREER. IN FACT, TO “POSITION YOURSELF” TO BECOME A LICENSED SURVEYOR, YOU‟LL WANT TO TAKE SPECIALIZED COURSES IN SCHOOL. LILY O/C IF YOU‟D LIKE TO “MAP OUT” A CAREER FOR YOURSELF, YOU CAN GO ONLINE TO ACI-NET-DOT-ORG. THAT‟S WHERE THE GOVERNMENT HAS INFORMATION ON ALL KINDS OF JOBS. I‟M LILY WITH WORK IT. CHRISTINA MILIAN 18 HALEY O/C She has a hot CD, even hotter dance moves and a movie with John Travolta. Our own John‟s here with the buzz on Christina Milian. JOHN O/C Haley – you may remember Christina Milian as a kid star. She started acting at 10, she was a regular on the Disney Channel at 13 and had a #1 hit song with hip hop star Ja Rule at 18. Now, at 22, Christina‟s career is still moving fast. JOHN VO Christina Milian says - It‟s About Time. That‟s the title of her new CD. It‟s her second album – but the first one she was able to release in the U.S. Christina Milian (CHRISTINA MILIAN) Singer/Actress YOU KNOW TO SEE MY DREAM COMING TRUE, ESPECIALLY IN THE STATES AND PEOPLE GIVING ME RECOGNITION FOR MY MUSIC OVER HERE MEANS A LOT TO ME. JOHN VO Christina‟s first album was supposed to debut in early September, 2001. But when the 9/11 attacks took place that year, her record company decided to release the album only overseas. It helped make her a huge star in Europe and Asia. There‟s no doubt - she‟s a triple threat: a performer who can act, sing and dance. (CHRISTINA MILIAN) TO ME MY CREATIVITY REALLY COMES OUT WITH BOTH MY ACTING AND MUSIC AND I‟M ABLE TO EXPRESS MYSELF IN DIFFERENT WAYS. JOHN VO Christina also writes music for herself and other artists. She wrote the hit song “Play” for another triple threat 19 Latina - Jennifer Lopez. Christina‟s parents are both from Cuba. They divorced when she was a kid. Her mom and sisters moved with her to Los Angeles so Christina could pursue her career. (CHRISTINA MILIAN) A LOT OF PEOPLE DON‟T HAVE PARENTS THAT WERE AS SUPPORTIVE AS MINE AND MY MOM, SHE SACRIFICED A LOT TO RAISE MY SISTERS AND I AND TO HELP PURSUE MY CAREER SO IT WAS A BIG, BIGMOVE AND I THINK IT WORKED OUT. JOHN VO But it wasn‟t always easy. Christina says her mom had a tough time watching over Christina‟s career and the family. At one point – they were broke. (CHRISTINA MILIAN) WE EVEN HAD TO GO TO A SOUP KITCHEN TO GET FOOD BECAUSE WE REALLY JUST COULDN‟T AFFORD GROCERIES. SO I TOLD MY MOM I SAID GIVE UP STOP DOING ALL THOSE LITTLE JOBS HERE AND THERE AND STOP DOING TEMP JOBS; I JUST WANT YOU TO FOCUS ON ME AND BE MY MANAGER AND I PROMISE I‟M GOING TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN JOHN VO Christina‟s advice to kids who want to give this a try – keep family members close. Christina‟s mom still has a big role in her life. (CHRISTINA MILIAN) SOME PEOPLE DON‟T UNDERSTAND THAT AS ME BEING AN ADULT NOW. THEY‟RE LIKE “WELL, YOU‟RE GROWN UP NOW” BUT TO ME I STILL FEEL LIKE A KID AND MY MOM‟S ALWAYS RIGHT – WHICH IS IMPORTANT USUALLY 20 YOUR PARENTS ARE ALWAYS RIGHT. JOHN O/C You may remember Christina from the movie Love Don‟t Cost a Thing. She‟s still good friends with co-star Nick Cannon. Christina has more movies on the way and is already working on her next album. Guys - MWANZAA O/C Thanks, John. That‟s Teen Kids News for this week. HALEY O/C See you next time!