Thank You ArizonaGroveJet and XavierP.
By using Synaptic Package manager I was able to update Flash Player to 10 and now my news video plays. I was very impressed that Synaptic warned me that I had to uninstall a package to update Flash. (I am very new to Linux.)
BTW, the original error message was that I needed Flash Player 8 or higher, sorry about the omission.
Thanks for the trick of about
lugins. I will use that again. It showed that I had Flash Player installed but I could not figure out how to see the version.
Thanks again to both of you. Problem Solved.