CNN Student News with transcript April 21, 2014: Mountain Everest Still Attracts Alpinists; Boston Marathon Memorial Preserved in City Archives; Student Saved Pennies to Pay His Tuition
CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: Welcome back to CNN STUDENT NEWS. Thank you for starting off your week with us. International news take center stage first up. Yesterday, followers of the world`s largest religion celebrated Easter Sunday. It`s the most significant day in the Christian calendar. Christians believe Easter is when Jesus Christ rose from the dead having fulfilled the Bible`s prophecies of the Messiah. From Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, Christianity is largest denomination. Pope Francis called for people to work toward peace, to end world hunger and to help others out of poverty.
Next report today takes us to Yemen. Al Qaeda terrorists recently had a large meeting in the Middle Eastern nation, and suspected drones attacked terrorists over the weekend. The U.S. is believed to have participated, though American officials won`t confirm that. A Yemeni official says at least 12 al Qaeda members were killed on Sunday, ten others on Saturday, though that attack also killed three civilians.
We are also visiting Nepal, home of the world`s tallest mountain. An avalanche rushed down Mount Everest on Friday. It killed 13 people, mostly Sherpas preparing the way for the spring climbing season. Three people are still missing.
JAKE TAPPER, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Everest. The name is synonymous with challenge and all too often, with death.
Friday`s avalanche is the single deadliest incident on Everest in history. Despite the danger, the icy peak that rises more than 29,000 feet into the heavens, still tantalizes adventurers who come for any number of reasons. The guides or Sherpas are often the victims, paving the way, carrying supplies and taking real risks for what are lucrative wages in Nepal.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Not only the money that I`m after right now, but even my – from my inner heart, I always wanted to be on the top.
TAPPER: The audacy (ph) has been the subject of countless documentaries.
And feature film such as “Into Thin Air” based on John Krakauer`s bestseller about the 1996 tragedy that left eight climbers dead.
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TAPPER: The dramatic scenes perhaps adding to the galore that has turned the dangerous mountain into a tourist destination. But as the altitude increases, reality sits in.
JOE PRATT, MOUNTAINEER: You can breathe for a while, you are sort of losing ground as you do without oxygen.
TAPPER: In 2012, American Joe Pratt struggled with the lack of oxygen at such a high elevation, though he survived.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Anyone who climbed Mount Everest and survives is lucky.
JAKE TAPPER: 344 foreign climbers have been given permission to climb Mount Everest this year, along with an estimated 400 sherpas to guide them home safely. One can only hope that they all come back. Jack Tapper, CNN, Washington.
AZUZ: The 2014 Boston Marathon is today, it`s been a little more than year since a terrorist attack occurred at the finish line of the 201 event. It`s not the only tragedy Americans are remembering this time of year. The deadly raid on a religious compound in Waco, Texas, the bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City, the attack on Columbine High School in Colorado, the shooting at Virginia Tech. All of these events occurred in mid-April. It`s a time when millions of Americans reflect on loss, survival, recovery and life. That`s what`s behind the project to preserve part of Boston`s history. And outpouring a public sympathy and support for the city as being catalogues, so it can be remembered.
MARTA GRILLY, CITY OF BOSTON ARCHIVES: Marathon day is a day when people from all over the world come together in our city to celebrate life. And I think this memorial reflected that feeling.
It is our job to document Boston`s history, but generally we are documenting things that happened like 100 years ago. This is a very different experience for the City Archives. We are documenting history that we personally experience.
And marathon items start in this fey down here. And they come all the way through this fey. After the bombing, Boston`s history document Boston`s history document Boylston Street was, of course, a crime scene, and metal barriers were put up, and people began leaving things.
Flowers, stuffed animals, cards – the city hall contacted the city archives and they recognized that this was a memorial and needed to be saved.
Then memorial finally came down on June 25th. We have taken steps to preserve things, so that they are not rotting or deteriorating, which is very important first step. We are still working on getting everything catalogued.
(on camera): This is a section of chain “May God bless us all with peace.”
SAMANTHA JOSEPH, IRON MOUNTAIN: It is so organic in how it grew, the t- shirts, teddy bears, candles.
GRILLY: The memorial when it existed was an incredibly emotionally powerful place. The Boston marathon and Patriot`s Day is a really special day to Bostonians. It`s a celebration of life. It`s a celebration of our city.
JOSEPH: And even though it`s hard to look at the items, we really believe that when people were putting their personal items in Copley Square they were trying to send the message of love to the city.
GRILLY: The bombings are part of Boston`s history. And we need to preserve that history, but the outpouring of love and support that happened, this memorial, is also part of our history. And we need to remember that.
AZUZ: It`s time for the CNN STUDENT NEWS “Roll Call.” We are going up the eastern seaboard today, starting in the palmetto state. The wildcats are watching from Charleston, South Carolina. We found them at West Ashley High School. Galloping north to the Garden State, because the Colts of Cumberland Regional High School in Seaboard, New Jersey are online and on the roll. And the green mountain state runs out our roll with the Lakers of Colchester High School. They are making a splash in Colchester, Vermont.
For financial literacy month we`ve been focused on monetary terms that many of you, college-bound high school students will need to know. Today, the world is tuition. This is the cost of a college education. Not the total cost. It doesn`t include room and board, but it`s basically what you pay to attend classes and earn that degree. Tuition can vary tremendously from school to school.
For a four-year public college or university, average sticker price for tuition is about $9,000 a year. At private schools, you are looking at around $30,000. To help others understand what it`s like to pay that tuition, an Oklahoma college student came up with an idea that clearly make sense.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Watch your feet.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It was a heavy load, yet, a weight lifted. 500 pounds of penny. And 24-year old Andrew Magbee earned every single bit of it.
ANDREW MAGBEE, STUDENT: I collected aluminum cans, and I turned them in for scrap metal, and I – I started a little sandwich shop, I mowed lawns, I painted houses.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Now, he turned every dollar, every dime into $97,400 pennies. That`s $974 bucks. His final tuition payment. A significant moment he says that was priceless.
MAGBEE: And it`s the idea that pennies add up and being frugal counts, and working hard counts.
Take it up, so I can skew this underneath.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Magbee said he did all of this, too, to set an example for students who come behind him.
MAGBEE: Encourage them to think through the process of financing their education, how they are going to do it and what they are going to pursue to make that happen.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Making sure that his last payment for college counted for something right down to the last penny.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Time for “The Shoutout.” The top speed record of what currently stands at about 150 miles per hour? If you think you know it, shout it out! Is it a rollercoaster, baseball pitch, cheetah or blimp? You`ve got three seconds, go!
The fastest thing on this list is the rollercoaster, one of which has been clocked at over 149 miles per hour. That`s your answer and that`s your shoutout.
AZUZ: And that was in the United Arab Emirates. But it seems that rollercoasters designers are always trying to set a new bar. This one is not about speed. It`s about going the distance. More than 4100 feet, the longest distance for an inverted coaster. That`s the kind where the seats hang below the track. Hold on tight. The right time for Benchie (ph) is a screaming 2.5 minutes. Top speed, 68 miles per hour. It costs Kings Island $24 million to build. There were surely twists and turns along the way, but they kept the project on track and built something that holds the record from coast to coaster. The first riders called it a scream. They say it`s railly faun, even if it throws you for a loop. So, if you have nerves of steel, the Benchie will test your metal.
I`m Carl Azuz, racing away from CNN STUDENT NEWS.
CNN Student News April 22, 2014: Continuing Crisis in Ukraine; Divers Continue Search for Passengers of South Korean Ferry; Winners of Boston Marathon, People Celebrating Earth Day All Around the World; Binge Watching and Netflix and Streaming Devices; Bruno Serato Has Expanded His Feeding Hungry Kids Services
CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: Welcome to CNN STUDENT NEWS. I`m Carl Azuz. Today is Earth Day and we`ll tell you what that means in a few minutes. But we are starting in Ukraine.
There`s a crisis in the country, and it`s not calming down. Yesterday, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital. He promised more U.S. assistance, money mostly for the struggling Ukrainian government. One challenge it faces is a lack of funds, another the fact that many people in eastern Ukraine don`t support their new government. In about a dozen Ukrainian cities and towns, protesters have taken over buildings demanding closer ties with Russia. That country has been accused of stirring up these protests and planning to take over more parts of Ukraine.
Russia denies this saying it has no sway over the protests in Ukraine.
Next up, mourning in South Korea. More than 80 people lost their lives when a ferry sank off the country`s coast on Wednesday. But more than 200 others are still missing. And hopes are fading for rescuing any other survivors. South Korea`s president says the action of the captain and some crew members were like murder. The captain has been charged with a number of crimes, from the poor sailing that caused the ship to sink to failing to help passengers escape. The captain says the cold water temperatures and fast currents made him hesitant to tell people to abandon ship. 174 people were rescued after the accident. No survivors have been found since April 16. Still, divers continue to search the submerged ferry in the hopes that some passengers might have found an air pocket.
At the 2014 Boston Marathon yesterday, a year after a terrorist attack at the same event, the race announcer told 36,000 runners take back that finish line. And for the first time since 1983, an American won it. 38- year old Meb Keflezighi of the U.S. was the first man to cross having run the 26.2 miles in two hours eight minutes and 37 seconds.
For the women, 33-year old Rita Jeptoo from Kenya crossed first. Her time was two hours 18 minutes and 57 seconds. That`s a course record for a woman.
At least two had more competition to beat. There were 9,000 more runners than in 2013. An another example of Boston Strong, the event`s largest crowd ever was expected to cheer them on.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Time for “The Shoutout.” What`s the only planet not named for a god in Greek or Roman mythology? If you think you know it, shout it out! Is it Earth, Mercury, Neptune or Saturn? You`ve got three seconds, go!
While all other planets are named for gods or goddesses, Earth`s name comes from the old English and Germanic languages. That`s your answer and that`s your shoutout.
AZUZ: I don`t know if there`s a Mercury day or a Neptune day, but if there is, it sure doesn`t have a billion people participating in it.
According to the group that organizes Earth Day, every April 22, there are more than a billion people worldwide who are taking action. EarthDay.org says this is marked in 190 countries. People are planting trees, cleaning up their neighborhoods, generally taking action to improve the environment.
The Earth Day movement started in 1970, and some things that`s working on today include the canopy project. That aims to have a billion trees planted worldwide. Green cities, the goal is to get folks in growing urban areas to minimize the impact on the environment. And protecting the Asian elephant, which the Indian government calls an endangered species.
Binge watching, when you put on a favorite show and just watch it for hours and hours. It`s taking a toll on some people`s sleep patterns. Experts say that to get better sleep, we should shut off all our screens an hour before bed. So that includes TV, phone and computer. But those who binge watch are often staying up late to do it. And the Internet is making this easier than ever.
SAMUEL BURKE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Something dramatic is taking place on screens, both large and small. Many call it a new golden age of entertainment.
MARC BERMAN, TV MEDIA INSIGHTS: The quality of the programming has dramatically improved over the years. There are so many good shows out there.
BURKE: And like all good things, some of us can`t get enough.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I binge watching “Gandalf.” (ph).
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I`ve binge watched “CSI Miami.”
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I`m binge watching right now on “Shameless.” It is a total addiction for me.
BURKE: Oh, sure you could have binge watched TV shows in the good old days on DVDs or something called VHS tapes. But technology is taking marathon viewing to new levels and Netflix is leading the way.
BRIAN STELTER, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Netflix is almost synonymous now with binge watching, even there`s other ways to do it, Netflix is in some ways the easiest way to do it.
Netflix is like walking to a library having every book in a series all lined up on the shelf ready for you to read. It does that for television.
BURKE: It`s not just Netflix helping us gorge on our favorite shows, Hulu, Amazon and other services also feature unlimited hours of programming for viewing on TVs, tablets, laptops and smartphones.
Streaming gadgets like Google`s ChromeCast, Apple TV, the Rokustick and now Amazon`s Fire TV, all stream net content effortlessly to your set. And more Silicon Valley heavyweights are getting in on the content business. Yahoo! is reportedly planning four new series. This powerful combination of original series and streaming devices means that once we get going, we don`t have to stop. Netflix has added more than 2.5 million subscribers so far this year, thanks in part to binging.
STELTER: When people pay for Netflix every month, they are paying for access to this giant library of shows. They may only binge on one of those shows a month or one of those shows a quarter, but they like having access to all of it.
BURKE: But for many, there is a downside.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I feel like I`ve wasted a lot of time. When I get through that eight hours, I just feel like drained and I`m like I cannot waste another hour of my life doing this.
BURKE: That could become a bigger problem: 14 percent of all American households own streaming devices and sales are expected to double by 2017. The line between Silicon Valley and Hollywood is blurring, and both are reaping the benefits.
AZUZ: Yesterday`s “Roll Call” took us up the East Coast. Today, we are taking a train west, starting with the rail splitters. They are in the Midwestern city of Des Moines, the capital of Iowa. Next, we are moving over to Overton, it`s in Nevada, and it`s where the pirates are watching at Moapa Valley High School. And in the capital of the gem state, the buzz is all about the Hornets. East Junior High School is on our roll in Boise, Idaho.
Unless you leave in Southern California, you probably haven`t heard of a chef named Bruno Serato. He hasn`t won top chef or chopped (ph). But he was a top ten CNN Hero a few years ago. And the man who was once told by his mother to feed some hungry kids in his area has only seen his service grow. In the CNN Heroes follow up, watch what difference a few years have made.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Please join me in honoring CNN Hero Bruno Serato.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: When Bruno Serato was honored as the CNN Hero in 2011, he was serving pasta to nearly 200 low income children a day in Anaheim California.
BRUNO SERATO, CNN HERO: The pasta is ready!
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Since being awarded, Bruno`s program has grown significantly.
SERATO: OK. Who loves my pasta?
UNIDENTIFIED CHILDREN: Me!
SERATO: Now, we (INAUDIBLE) 1,000 kids a day.
Every single day, Monday through Friday.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Reaching kids in three more cities in Orange County.
SERATO: Each time I prepare a meal, each time I serve a kid, I know I give a security to a little kid and he has a full stomach before he goes to bed.
(on camera): (INAUDIBLE) my pasta?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: But Bruno does more than just filling their stomachs.
SERATO: I request one (INAUDIBLE) to share the table together. That means emotionally as a family of kids together, eating a plate of pasta together.
UNIDENTIFIED CHILDREN: Delicious.
UNIDENTIFIED CHILDREN AND SERATO: Bravissimo!
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Bruno`s group has also gone beyond food. He`s helped move 55 homeless families out of motels and into their own apartments.
UNIDENTIFIED GIRL: I love it.
SERATO: You set the life completely. Change their life completely.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: With no plans to slow down, Bruno`s meal program will be in its fifth city this summer.
SERATO: My goal is to be all over the nation. How can I stop when children are starving? The day when children are no starving, I was done.
UNIDENTIFIED CHILDREN AND SERATO: Pasta!
AZUZ: One Easter tradition that`s been going on for 136 years now, is officially known as the White House Easter egg roll. And the actual rolling of Easter eggs is certainly a part of it. Kids dressed in their Sunday best using spoons to usher eggs across the South Lawn. But 30,000 people in all were expected, including sport stars, pop stars, celebrities and a presidential round of basketball hoop things up as well.
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BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Two!
OBAMA: This is the only .
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is the one right here.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Here we go!
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Here we go!
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AZUZ: The pressure was on for that third shot, making it an eggselent effort. People were no doubt egging him on. He really had to hop to it, probably thinking no bunny was going to ruin that one.
Don`t blame me for those puns. I didn`t cook up any of them. They were all tweeted to me on Easter. So, thanks to those who send them and we`ll have some new in for your tomorrow.
CNN Student News April 23, 2014: Supreme Court Deciding on Whether Aereo is Legal Equipment Supplier or Pirate; Recovery Efforts in Oso, Washington; Deepwater Horizon`s Catastrophe and British Petroleum Restoration Efforts in the Gulf Area
CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: A Supreme Court decision concerning race and college admissions. It`s our first story today on CNN STUDENT NEWS. We are happy to have you watching.
Back in 2006, 58 percent of voters in the state of Michigan decided that race shouldn`t factor into college admissions. That public colleges can`t give preferential treatment to people based on race, gender or where they are from.
But last year, a lower court struck down the law saying it violates the U.S. Constitution`s guarantees of equal protection.
Well, this went to the Supreme Court, the final legal authority in the U.S. It ruled six to two that the lower court didn`t have the right to overturn Michigan`s law. So, it wasn`t a decision directly about affirmative action, but about who has the power to resolve the controversy. Because of the ruling, Michigan`s law against preferential treatment can`t stay in place.
Yesterday, the high court also heard the case involving Aereo. It`s a company that allows subscribers to watch and record TV channels without having to get cable, which is more expensive. Aereo has thousands of TV antennas. They captured the free over the air signals of TV stations, connect them to a DVR and then allows subscribers to watch them from a mobile device.
BRIAN STELTER, CNN CORRESPONDETN: Now, it`s time for the nine justices of the Supreme Court to rule on whether Aereo is legal or not.
On Tuesday, the justices heard oral arguments in this case, which has been bubbling up for two years. Ever since Aereo came on to the market in New York City offering customers a new way to watch over the airwaves television stations via the Internet. Aereo charges $8 a month, and it disrupts the existing ecosystem for television in the United States. Because stations, local stations in New York City have gotten used to receiving retransmission fees from cable and satellite companies that want to rebroadcast their content.
While Aereo works around that system, it has its own array of tiny antennas that allow customers to watch TV without having to pay for cable or satellite and thus, without having to pay for those retransmission fees. All of the broadcasters say, this is a blatant copyright violation. And here on Tuesday, we heard a vigorous debate about what Aereo really is. The broadcasters say it`s a gimmick that should be essentially ruled to be illegal and made extinct. Aereo says it`s – this is not about copyright at all. They say what they are doing is perfectly legal because of the way they`ve set up the array of antennas.
Here in court, Aereo`s attorney argued they are just an equipment supplier. They just provide the same kind of technology that you could buy at RadioShack, but then they hook it up on the Internet so you can watch it from anywhere. The broadcasters` attorney on the other hand, argue that it is much more than that. That it is really a pirate cable-like system that is stealing their signals without permission and then providing them to customers and charging for it.
Most of the questions from the Justices revolved around a couple of key points: one is about the idea of public performance. Aereo says what they are doing is a private performance, but the broadcasters say, under the copyright law, what Aereo does is a public performance of their copyrighted content.
Both sides come out here to the Supreme Court steps after the hearing to speak about what they saw happened.
PAUL CLEMENT, COUNSEL FOR BROADCAST NETWORKS: They are obviously concerned about the consequences, both for the broadcast industry and for other technologies, but I think they also understand that there is fundamental difference between a service that provides content in the first instance and something that provides simply essentially a stored service.
DAVID FREDERICK, AEREO COUNSEL: We are cautiously optimistic based on the way the hearing went today that the court understood that when a person watching over the air broadcast television in his or her home is engaging in a private performance, and not a public performance that would implicate the copyright act.
STELTER: The justices will rule at some point in the next two months, and until then Aereo will remain in limbo.
AZUZ: Also in the news today, it`s been just over a month since a tremendous landslide swept over part of a community in Washington State. As the area was having of its most rain soaked months ever, a giant filled of land slipped, rushing downhill over homes and roads killing dozens of people. The search has been incredibly challenging.
ANA CABRERA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Is this the last zone to be searched?
BEN WOODWARD, SEARCHER: No. It`s not the last zone.
CABRERA (voice over): The work seems never ending. It`s been one month since a mountainside plunged into the town of Oso, Washington. Searcher Ben Woodward took us right into the heart of the slide.
(on camera): What was here before the landslide?
WOODWARD: You know, houses, sparse houses, trees.
CABRERA (voice over): We walked along what was once a highway, the surroundings don`t even resemble the community that once flourished here. Yet this is progress.
WOODWARD: It was six foot under water or so right where we are standing.
CABRERA: Water and mud still creating the biggest challenges for this search crews. We are told water was above my head when that landslide first hit. What they`ve had to do is create a water channel with pumps to be able to move the water out of this area just to give search crews access to look here.
Special machinery like this floating excavator just arrived to help search for the missing in the obstacle-filled wreckage.
This gives you an idea of what search crews are up against, logs, mud, piles of debris stuck 20 to 40 feet high in some places.
The slow, sloppy and dangerous work comes with an emotional toll: so far at least 41 victims have been recovered in a disaster zone. A Washington spruce tree left standing in the middle of the slide area now serves as a makeshift memorial to honor lives lost.
(on camera): This is a special place for the searchers that are out here?
CABRERA (voice over): Woodward says it provides the source of strength for the ongoing recovery effort.
AZUZ: It`s Worldwide Wednesday on the CNN STUDENT NEWS “Roll Call.” That means we are going to places like India where we are glad to be part of the school day at Oberoi International School in Mumbai. We are also online in a two-room school house in Manitoba, Canada. Hello to our viewers at the San Antonio school in Bissett.
And at the Green Gates School, a British international school in Mexico, it`s great to see everyone in the capitol of Mexico City.
On April 20, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. 11 workers were killed and in the month after that, about 210 million gallons of oil leaked from the well underneath the rig.
This was the worst oil slip in U.S. history, and the oil company BP has paid out billions to those affected because it was found partly responsibly for the disaster.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is what some Gulf coast beaches looked like in the spring and summer of 2010. Oil sheen covered the surface of the Gulf and clogged the back bays. And cleanup crews outnumbered tourists.
TONY KENNON, MAYOR, ORANGE BEACH: And unless you were here in the middle of it, just no way to understand what our community went through.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon remembers the nightmare, but says in the past four years, progress has been made. Kennon say overall, he`s pleased with how BP has handled the cleanup, but the mayor still doesn`t have a lot of admiration for BP.
KENNON: The British Petroleum has done some good things, and we appreciate those – let`s don`t get carried away, you know, they are mindless faceless a (ph) more entity whose sole purpose is to make money.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: the environmental impacts of the oil spill are still visible, and we`ll be for years. Balls of tar continue to wash up in Orange Beach and gulf shores on a regular basis, especially after heavy storms. This is video from Gulf shores, Alabama in February. Tar balls littering the coastline for hundreds of yards. The amount of tar balls that washing on shore varies from location to location, and from day to day. For example, a check of several beeches this weekend couldn`t find any tar balls.
Locals seem to be pleased with B.P.s restoration efforts.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think they`ve done a very good job because you can see that the beaches are beautiful (INAUDIBLE) again. We got a lot of people coming down and join at the – so, I`ve got no complaints whatsoever.
ANDY JOSEPH, ANDY`S ICE CREAM AND GRILL: We probably lost about $200,000.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Countless businesses were impacted by the oil spill. A few folded and closed their doors, others lost tens of thousands of dollars.
CHIP BEGNAUD, PLEASURE ISLAND PARASAIL: We have had people that have shown up down here. We`ve talked to they`ve never been in the area before, and it`s because I saw the commercials and things like that. And they really don`t (INAUDIBLE) for it, but I still – in my opinion, I think they need to do a little more.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The impacts of the oil spill are slowly fading. Life is getting back to normal here. The locals are taking the gun, but never forgotten the approach when remembering what happened to you in 2010.
AZUZ: The title of this last video pretty much sums itself up: dog barking at herself, barking at herself, barking at herself. And it sure does growl on you. This YouTube clip is adogable. Is sure gets her hackles up, and there is no paws in the action. We are not sure what upsets her so much or why she hasn`t figured out that it`s herself barking at herself. Whatever the case, something doesn`t passed the sniff test. She should probably see a barkevioral therapist. Maybe even a psychologist. There`s got to be some kind of dogtor that can help with her animalisis, get her barking at the right tree or determine if she needs rehabarkitation. I`m Carl Azuz, and we are snout of time, but you nose where to find us tomorrow.
CNN Student News April 24, 2014: President Obama`s Visit to Asia; Vatican Seeing Canonization of Two Popes; Oldest Stadium in USA Turns 100
CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: Welcome to CNN STUDENT NEWS. Ten minutes of commercial free news for middle and high school classrooms. I`m Carl Azuz. We appreciate you watching.
First story is about a trip across the Pacific. President Obama is headed to four countries over the next week. He started in Japan. From there he`ll fly west to South Korea. The third leg of the trip will take him near the Equator to Malaysia and then he`ll visit the Philippines before heading back home to the U.S.
The president arrived in the Japanese capital of Tokyo yesterday. Japan`s prime minister took him to dinner at a world famous sushi restaurant. There`s a formal state dinner scheduled for today and throughout this trip, President Obama has some formal diplomatic challenges on his plate. One includes questions of how the U.S. can shift attention to Asia when it`s been so focused on Syria, Ukraine and the Middle East.
MICHELLE KOSINSKI, CNN CORRESPONDENT: That`s interesting. Right in the midst of the Ukraine crisis, in which the U.S. has tried to take the lead in finding a diplomatic solution there, here comes this very important Asian trip where some of the countries to be visited have very similar territorial worries, even dispute with China. That`s not easy to espouse the values of national sovereignty and territorial integrity in one part of the world and then not address it at another. In fact, one Japanese newspaper asked President Obama about it even before he landed. About these disputed islands between Japan and China in the East China Sea, and the president didn`t try to walk some middle ground, he definitively said he sides with Japan on this, as the rightful administrator of those islands. And said that U.S. opposes efforts to undermine that. Then you look at the Philippines and Malaysia. They have their own issues with China. So, this is sure to be a topic that comes up again and at times it is a sensitive one as this trip progresses. Michelle Kosinski, CNN, Tokyo.
AZUZ: For the first time in history, two popes, leaders of the Catholic Church are being canonized at the same time. Canonization is when someone is declared a saint. It`s a formal recognition by the Catholic Church that says someone lived a holy life, is in heaven and that he or she deserves to be honored and imitated by the Catholic faithful. There`ve been 266 popes in all, 83 of them have been canonized. That includes Pope John XXIII who led the Catholic Church between 1958 and 1963 and Pope John Paul II who led between 1978 and 2005. They are being declared Saints this Sunday.
And there`s an air of expectation and excitement in Vatican City, (INAUDIBLE) of the Roman Catholic Church.
JIM BITTERMANN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Overnight, it seems that tourists` shops around Vatican Square are packing a new lines of (INAUDIBLE) and books. Their focus two former popes. And sales are booming.
CLAUDIA CAMICIA, BOOKSELLER: Usually we sell more small images, cards with the prayer or also the rosaries with the images. They are sold very well.
BITTERMANN: Never before have two popes been turned into Saints on the same day, and Catholics and non- Catholics alike are curious, not only about Pope John XXIII and John Paul II themselves, but also why they should become saints, and why the unprecedented double canonization.
Part of it goes back 50 years to the Second Vatican Council called by John XXIII to modernize the church. They young bishop Karol Wojtyla who was to become John Paul II was a part of those meetings, too. But in the end, the council left the church divided between those who wanted more reform and those who wanted to stick with tradition.
Those who knew both men will tell you that Pope Francis is now trying to heal that riff by canonizing two council participants who have come to represent those opposing views.
CARDINAL PAUL POUPARD: The pope is going to bring together in one ceremony the father of the council and the son who put it into action.
BITTERMANN (voice over): Others will tell you that the reason for creating two new saints is because they share Catholic values that makes them apt role models for our times.
But there`s another, perhaps less spiritual reason- (INAUDIBLE) reflected glory in the most literal sense of the term. But Pope Francis who`s already become more than most popular popes in modern church history to associate himself with two of his predecessors who are also admired can only enhance his reputation. Perhaps, strengthen the church.
In fact, Francis, John XXIII and John Paul II are three church superstars coming together for a one conanicomono (ph) certain to unite Catholics and perhaps, renew their faith. So, although Catholic Church already has thousands of Saints and adding two more might not seem like such a big deal, but that canonization of two popes takes on a historical, theological and popular significance, many church fathers hope will give new energy to a most ancient organization. Jim Bittermann, CNN, Rome.
AZUZ: The base day leads things off for today CNN STUDENT NEWS “Roll Call.” Mansfield, Massachusetts, the Hornets are watching. They are honed in at Mansfield High School. Whether you call Illinois, the prairie state or the land of Lincoln, Danville High School is where you`ll find the Vikings. They are online in Danville. And North Dakota has a few state nicknames, the city of Belcourt is home of the Braves. They are watching from Turtle Mountain Middle School. Good to see you.
UF: Time for the “Shoutout.” Which of these professional sports venues was the last to have lights installed. If you think you know it, shout it out!
Was it, Lambeau Field, Wrigley Field, Fenway Park or Soldier Field? You`ve got three seconds, go!
Night games couldn`t be played at Wrigley Field until 1988 when lights were finally installed. That`s your answer and that`s our “Shoutout.”
AZUZ: Why did it take so long? Well, for one thing, the Chicagoans who lived around the stadium simply didn`t want it lit up at night. When it was, on August 8, 1988, the Chicago Cubs with home field advantage were leading Philadelphia Phillies three to one. But it rained so hard in the fourth inning that the game was called. The next night, though, the cubs beat the New York Mets six to four, all part of the storied history of America`s oldest stadium. Wrigley is turning 100.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And now we take you to beautiful Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs.
TED ROWLANDS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: From Babe Ruth`s legendary called shot homerun to Steve Bartman .
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That`s closed to fan interference right there.
ROWLANDS: And, of course, Billy Goat. For the last 100 years millions have experienced the joy .
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ROWLANDS: And heartbreak of Wrigley Field.
CHRIS KIRKOS, CUBS FAN: The ball landed a few feet away from me at my right.
ROWLANDS: Chris Kirkos was in the left Field Bleachers. 44 years ago, when Mr. Cub Ernie Banks hit his 500 homerun.
KIRKOS: It was one of the most beautiful and remarkable days in my life. I love baseball.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hot dogs!
ROWLANDS: History is everywhere here, from the Ivy on the outfield wall to the center field scoreboard built in the 1930s and still manually operated by guys like Darryl Wilson who`s been working here for almost 30 years.
DARRYL WILSON, SCOREBOARD OPERATOR: Anytime you come to Wrigley, you know, you are going to – you are going to have a good time, no matter if they win or lose.
TOM RICKETTS, CUBS OWNER: Did you catch a baseball yet?
ROWLANDS: Plenty of people have also found love at Wrigley. , Tom Ricketts met his wife Cecilia as a fan in this Centerfield Bleachers 23 years ago.
RICKETTS: So you guys be good. Take care.
ROWLANDS: Now, he`s the team owner.
RICKETTS: The beauty of 100-year old ball park is, this is the Ball Park that your dad took you to. This is the ball park that his dad brought him to. And this is the ball park that your great grandfather you`re your grandfather to. So, it`s got that history.
ROWLANDS: Legendary Cubs announcer Harry Caray spend 16 years with the Cubs singing “Take me Out to the Ball Game” during the seventh inning stretch. Ted Rowlands, CNN, Chicago.
AZUZ: Most grocery stores advertise that they are about low prices and high quality. This one is raising the bar, and customers are leaping with joy. OK, not exactly. But the high jumping going on at the Hy-Vee grocery store, the Hy-Vee high jump, if you will, is part of an Iowans effort to get track and field events out of Drake Stadium in Des Moines and into the community. Nearly 1000 onlookers jumped at the chance to watch.
It was high excitement at the trek meet department. We can`t say any records were produced. That`d be kind of a leap, and someone would have had the market. But the event gave the store a leg up on the competition, brought people running down the aisle, and it was shoe funding. Check out. I`m Carl Azuz, and that`s another show in the bag you all.
CNN Student News April 25, 2014: Celebrating Shakespeare`s Birthday in Globe Theatre; Robots Serving Armed Forces and Civilians
CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: Fridays are awesome. This is CNN STUDENT NEWS. We are starting off today with a few stories that have a lot of people talking. First one involves Americans who`ve served in the military. The U.S government requires Veterans affairs hospitals to see patients in a timely manner. But across the country, some vets have had a long way times (ph). In Phoenix, Arizona, a retired doctor revealed that hundreds of sick veterans were put on a secret waiting list. It hid the fact that they were forced to wait months for health care. The doctor says at least 40 veterans died waiting.
In the state of Georgia, the governor has signed a new gun law. It will allow Georgians who are already allowed to have a concealed weapon to legally take that weapon in the certain public places. This might include some bars, churches, government buildings, school zones and certain parts of airports. Supporters call the law meaningful pro-gun legislation. Critics call it extremism in action. And in Brazil, the nation`s army has occupied one of Rio de Janeiro`s slums. There`s been a surge in violent crime in certain parts of the city, and with the World Cup less than two months away, soldiers have joined police in trying to keep three rival gangs from attacks.
See if you can I.D. me. I`m a landmark in London that was first built in 1599, though I`ve been rebuilt a couple of times since then. I`m closely associated with William Shakespeare because I`m where he`s stages his plays.
I`m the Globe Theatre where Shakespeare was once an investor and an actor
The man himself, the world renowned playwright known as the bard was born 450 years ago this month. His Globe Theatre burned down by accident during a play in 1613, was rebuilt the next year, then torn down decades later, then rebuilt in London again in the 1990s, as authentically as possible. As you might expect this year is a big one for the Globe.
ROSIE TOMKINS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Face paints, bouncy (INAUDIBLE), punching Judy and, of course, a birthday cake.
A lively approach to celebrate an age old icon. Here at Shakespeare`s Globe in London, it`s all about maintaining a fresh and young legacy for the most famous playwright in history whose works 450 years and later still resonate with people young and old.
UNIDENTIFIED BOY: A person (INAUDIBLE) plays.
UF (on camera): Who`s your favorite Shakespeare character?
UNIDENTIFIED GIRL: Midsummer Night`s Dream.
UNIDENTIFIED BOY: Julius Caesar.
UNIDENTIFIED GIRL: (INAUDIBLE), “Romeo and Juliet”
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: To be or not to be.
DOMINIC DROMGOOLE, SHAKESPEARE`S GLOBE: The Shakespeare is still young. Shakespeare doesn`t feel old. He doesn`t feel tires. He feels like he`s still asking fresh questions, still giving fresh insights, still provoking fresh laughter.
TOMKINS: The Globe is a theatre created specifically in Shakespeare`s honor. Now, it`s actually a modern reconstruction of the original building, which was built in Shakespeare`s day.
It`s not just here in the U.S., of course, and his legacy (INAUDIBLE). Shakespeare`s works continue to fill classrooms, theaters and cinemas across the world, all the way from hometown in Stratford upon Evon to Hollywood.
Among the more famous examples, Baz Luhrmann`s “Romeo and Juliet.” Attempts have even been made to put a value on Shakespeare`s brand. With one study suggesting his commercial worth today would be over half a billion dollars. Four times the combined value of Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe.
PROFESSOR MICHAEL DOBSON, DIRECTOR OF THE SHAKESPEAR INSTITUTE: The fact is, Shakespeare is really good at what he does. If you want to enjoy reading words, put it into a really interesting order, looking at patents of human behavior, going to the theater and imagining yourself into a whole world, Shakespeare is going to provide that in ways that no other playwright or poet has done.
TOMKINS: That global appeal is being reflected in the week`s birthday celebrations, including a whole week long dedicated conference in Paris.
As the birthday celebrations ricochet around the world, we continue to wonder and explore how one man`s work has had such p profound effect. Here at the Globe in London, at least, many of the children seem to have it all figured out.
UNIDENTIFIED GIRL: I like the way they talk, but sometimes hard to understand.
TOMKINS (on camera): What normally happens at the end?
UNIDENTIFIED GIRL: Pete die.
TOMKINS: Rosie Tomkins, CNN, London.
AZUZ: For today`s “Roll Call.” We are starting little ways east of Los Angeles, California. In Riverside, we`ve got the Rams watching CNN STUDENT NEWS. They are tuned in from Ramona High School. To the heartland, in St. Mary`s Kansas, beware the bears. You`ll find them at St. Mary`s high school. And in Ohio at Clay High School, the panthers are stalking our role. (INAUDIBLE) to everyone at (INAUDIBLE) high school.
Yesterday, we said that Wrigley Field in Chicago is America`s oldest stadium. It`s not. Wrigley was the last pro-sports stadium to have lights installed, but Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts is the oldest. It opened in 1912, two years before Wrigley. Fenway is not only a park, it`s a major tourist attraction for Boston, like the waterfront or the Museum of Fine Arts. And when there`s an event that draws even more tourists like the Boston Marathon, it`s not only police men and women who are helping keep the pubic safe.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Keep in mind, there is not one robot that meets every situation. The threats change, Iraq and Afghanistan. The needs of a change. Fukushima, Japan, Boston Marathon, it`s constantly an evolving process.
When you do have mass emergency response, things such as the Boston Marathon, there`s lots of robots that are around the scene.
This is the 110 first look. This was the sign for tactical teams, for a quick recognizance.
The coolest thing about this robot, is throw ball. This five pound robot has been used in Afghanistan for tactical situations.
This is the 510 ten-pack. This is designed to be one of the most versatile robots on the market today.
It usually has four cameras on the robot, a gripper and the manipulator that allows it to lift objects as much as 30 pounds. Looking to windows of first floors, really is a very versatile robot that can be used for a lot of applications.
Robots have had a huge impact on the end user. Ten-15 years ago, that could have been in EODTK. Now, it`s a robot.
After the tragic events of the Boston Marathon, one of the trends that we are seeing is the demand for robots at worldwide large events. It`s a great example of how robots are being utilized to provide security and emergency response. `
People typically think about robots, they are thinking about science fiction. Thinking about the robots that we see in “Star Wars”. We actually have robots today, but they are practical robots. They complete tasks, they help people. They help save lives.
AZUZ: This would be one of those don`t try it at home videos, but your home isn`t at the top of the world`s tallest building in the United Arab Emirates, and even if you are wearing a suit to school today, it ain`t owing suit.
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AZUZ: No doubt those guys were off base, but why make that leap? Why take that plunge? Why delve into danger? You could jump to all kinds of conclusions, but Guinness the record motivated them and they certainly had the right altitude about it. Even if gravity eventually got them down. I`m Carl Azuz. That`s my jumping up point for the weekend wishing all of you happy landings.
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