CNN Student News – 8/13/13


>>>LOVE THAT NEW SHOW OPEN. THIS IS CNN STUDENT NEWS. WE’RE BRINGING YOU STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. WE’LL TAKE YOU UNDERGROUND AND OUT TO SPACE. WE’RE STARTING IN THE PHILIPPINES WITH A POWERFUL STORM THERE. YOU CAN SEE THE FLOODING THERE. IT’S TYPHOON UTOR AND IAND. THIS ONE, UTOR, IS THE STRONGEST TYPHOON THAT’S HAPPENED ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD SO FAR THIS YEAR, WINDS UP TO 124 MILES PER HOUR. AT LEAST ONE PERSON KILLED. 20 MORE WERE MISSING YESTERDAY. MORE THAN 600 HOMES WERE DAMAGED IN THE AREA WHERE IT MADE LANDFALL. THE PHILIPPINES IS MADE UP OF MORE THAN 7,000 ISLANDS. AND THEY ARE HIT BY TYPHOONS EVERY YEAR. HEAVY RAINS LED TO FLASH FLOODING IN THE U.S. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO, THESE CARS WASHED AWAY LIKE TOYS. SOME PARTS OF THE STATE, FLOODWATERS WERE MOVING UP TO 30 MILES PER HOUR. YOU CAN SEE THE WATERS RUSHING THROUGH THE CARS THAT ARE STICK IN IT. THESE VEHICLES WERE IN A PARKING GARAGE THAT FLOODED. YOU CAN SEE HOW HIGH THE WATER ROSE BASED ON HOW LITTLE OF THE CARS ARE STILL VISIBLE. ONCE THE FLOODWATERS STARTED TO RECEDE, THIS IS THE KIND OF DAMAGE THEY LEFT BEHIND. AT LEAST ONE PERSON WAS KILLED. EMERGENCY CREWS WERE SEARCHING FOR ANYONE WHO WAS MISSING. RESIDENTS WERE STARTING TO CLEAN UP AND RECOVER. THAT COULD TAKE SOME TIME.>>>IT’S TIME FOR THE SHOUT OUT. WHICH OF THESE STATES HAS THE MOST SINK HOLES? IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW IT, THEN SHOUT IT OUT. IS IT ALASKA, CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA OR MINNESOTA? YOU’VE GOT THREE SECONDS. GO. BECAUSE OF ITS TERRAIN, YOU’RE MORE LIKELY TO FIND A SINKHOLE IN FLORIDA THAN THESE OTHER STATES. THAT’S YOUR ANSWER AND THAT’S YOUR SHOUTOUT. >>FLORIDA’S TERRAIN IS IDEAL FOR SINKHOLES. THEY CAN FORM WHEN THE ROCK UNDER THE LAND SURFACE IS DISSOLVED BY GROUNDWATER. THE LAND ABOVE CAN THEN FALL INTO THE HOLE, TAKING WHATEVER WAS ON IT. IN CLERMONT FLD SUNDAY NIGHT, THIS IS WHAT WAS ON IT WHEN PEOPLE HEARD CRACKING, POPPING AND WINDOWS BLOWN AS. MORE THAN 30 PEOPLE WERE EVACUATED IN TIME. THERE WERE NO INJURIES, WHICH IS KIND OF AMAZING WHEN YOU CONSIDER THAT THE CRATER THAT SWALLOWED THIS PLACE WAS 16 FEET WIDE AND 30 FEET DEEP. TO SHOW YOU WHAT’S ACTUALLY UNDER THEM, CNN’S DAVID MATTINGLY DOVE IN AND TOOK A SWIM. >>Reporter: PERHAPS MOST STRIKING TO ME, HOW APPEARANCES OF THE SINKHOLE ARE SO MISLEADING. A SINGLE BEAM OF SUNLIGHT REVEALS THE CAVERN IS EVEN BIGGER BELOW THE SURFACE LINE. MOST DISTURBING COULD BE THE VIEW FROM UP TOP, THE ROUND OPENING IS DECEPTIVELY SMALL. LITTLE INDICATION OF THE CAVERN THAT’S JUST BENEATH MY FEET. >>UNTIL A HOLE LIKE THIS OPENS UP, THERE’S REALLY NO WARNING, IS THERE?>>CORRECT. IT’S THAT RANDOM AND THAT SUDDEN AND IT COULD HAPPEN, OBVIOUSLY, OVERNIGHT OR AT ANY TIME. >>IT CAN AND IT DOES. WITH THOUSANDS OF SINK HOLES OPENING UP IN FLORIDA EVERY YEAR.>>>THIS NEXT STORY STARTED IN 2012, NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH CAPTAIN GEORGE ZIMMERMAN SHOT AND KILLED TRAYVON MARTIN. HE WASN’T ARRESTED THE NIGHT OF THE SHOOTING BECAUSE POLICE SAID THERE WASN’T EVIDENCE TO DISPROVE HIS STORY. SOME PEOPLE WERE ANGERED BY THAT DECISION, HOLDING RALLIES IN CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. IN APRIL 2012 ZIMMERMAN WAS CHARGED WITH SECOND-DEGREE MURDER AND HE TURNED HIMSELF IN. ALL WEEK LONG WE’RE LOOKING AT THE STORIES THAT HAPPENED THIS SUMMER. TODAY, THE GEORGE ZIMMERMAN TRIAL. >>STATE OF FLORIDA VERSUS GEORGE ZIMMERMAN VERDICT. WE, THE JURY, FIND GEORGE ZIMMERMAN NOT GUILTY. >>THAT WAS HOW THE TRIAL ENDED ON JULY 13th. IT STARTED MORE THAN A YEAR AFTER GEORGE ZIMMERMAN WAS CHARGED WITH SECOND-DEGREE MURDER. THIS WAS A CRIMINAL CASE, WHICH MEANS ZIMMERMAN BEING PROSECUTED BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA AND HIS FATE WAS IN THE HANDS OF THE SIX PEOPLE ON THE JURY. THE TRIAL LASTED 14 DAYS, 56 WITNESSES TESTIFIED, BUT NOT GEORGE ZIMMERMAN. THE DEFENDANT CHOSE NOT TO TAKE THE STAND. THE PROSECUTORS ARGUE THAT ZIMMERMAN INTENTIONALLY COMMITTED AN ACT THAT CAUSED TRAYVON MARTIN’S DEATH. >>HE PROFILED A 17-YEAR-OLD BOY THAT HAD SKITTLES. THAT’S THE CRIME HE COMMITTED THAT EVENING. >>THE DEFENSE ARGUED THAT ZIMMERMAN FEARED FOR HIS LIFE AND SHOT MARTIN IN SELF-DEFENSE.>>THAT’S CEMENT. THAT IS SIDEWALK. AND THAT IS NOT AN UNARMED TEENAGER WITH NOTHING BUT SKITTLES TRYING TO GET HOME. >>THE JURY HAD THREE OPTIONS. FIND ZIMMERMAN GUILTY OF SECOND-DEGREE MURDER, FIND HIM GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER, A LESSER CHARGE, OR FIND HIM NOT GUILTY. AFTER 16 1/2 HOURS OF DELIBERATION, THEY RETURNED THE VERDICT OF NOT GUILTY. KRS THE COUNTRY, SOME PEOPLE RESPONDED IN ANGER. OTHERS SAID THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM DID ITS JOB. >>I THINK THE JURY MADE THE RIGHT DECISION BASED ON THE EVIDENCE PRESENTED BECAUSE THE PROSECUTION INADVERTENTLY SET THE STANDARD SO HIGH THAT THE JURY HAD TO BE CONVINCED THAT IT WAS A DELIBERATE ACT BY ZIMMERMAN THAT HE WAS NOT AT ALL DEFENDING HIMSELF AND SO FORTH. IT’S NOT A MORAL QUESTION. IT WAS A LEGAL QUESTION. >>AND PRESIDENT OBAMA URGED AMERICANS TO STAY CALM AND REFLECT, SAYING, QUOTE, WE SHOULD ASK OURSELVES IF WE’RE DOING ALL WE CAN TO WIDEN THE CIRCLE OF COMPASSION AND UNDERSTANDING IN OUR OWN COMMUNITIES. IF A CIVIL CASE OR CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT ARE BROUGHT AGAINST GEORGE ZIMMERMAN, HE COULD STILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR TRAYVON MARTIN’S DEATH, BUT NOT IN A CRIMINAL TRIAL, WHICH REACHED ITS CONCLUSION THIS SUMMER.>>>IS THIS LEGIT? HERCULES, PERSEUS AND MENSA ARE ALL NAMES OF CONSTELLATIONS. IT’S TRUE. >>EVERY YEAR, PERSEUS GETS A SPACE SHOWER. KIND OF. IT’S A METEOR SHOWER. IT’S CALLED THE PERSEID METEOR SHOWER BECAUSE IT HAPPENS IN THE SAME PASTOR SKY OF THE PERSEUS CONSTELLATION. THAT USUALLY HAPPENS IN JULY OR AUGUST. WE GET CLOSE TO THE PATH EVERY YEAR, BUT THE ACTUAL COMET ONLY APPROACHES OUR ORBIT EVERY 130 YEARS. HERE ARE A FEW LOOKS AT THE METEOR SHOWER. SOME FROM PAST YEARS, ONE FROM THIS YEAR AND ONE FROM SPACE. SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS MORE OFTEN THAN YOU MIGHT THINK. THOUSANDS OF NATURAL SPACE OBJECTS COME KOES TO EARTH EVERY DAY. SOME YOU NEED A TELESCOPE TO SEE. OTHERS YOU CAN SPOT WITH YOUR EYES. THEN THERE ARE THOSE YOU CAN JUST PICK UP AFTER THEY HIT THE GROUND. METEORS, SOMETIMES CALLED SHOOTING STARS, ARE THE STREAKS OF LIGHT YOU SEE WHEN THESE OBJECTS ENTER EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE, CAUSED BY FRICTION BETWEEN THE OBJECT, CALLED A METEOROID, AND THE AIR. THEY’RE BEST SEEN AT NIGHT BUT CAN HAPPEN ANY TIME DURING THE DAY, LIKE THIS ONE THAT CAUSED A SONIC BOOM OVER RUSSIA IN FEBRUARY 2013. SOME METEORS CAN BE CAUSED BY FRAGMENTS OF COMETS, BALLS OF ICE THAT FORM WAY OUT IN THE SPACE F THAT TAIL PASSES THROUGH EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE, YOU GET A METEOR SHOWER, LOTS OF STREAKS OF LIGHT THAT COULD LAST SEVERAL DAYS. METEORS CAUSED BY COMETS MELT BEFORE THEY REACH THE GROUND. BALLS OF ROCK THAT USUALLY ORBIT BETWEEN MARS AND JUPITER. SOME ORBIT CLOSER TO EARTH, CLOSE ENOUGH TO BURN UP IN THE ATMOSPHERE. IF A METEOR ISN’T COMPLETELY INCINERATED, IT CAN HIT THE GROUND AND THEN IS CALLED A METEORITE. LARGE ONES LIKE THIS ARE PRETTY RARE. NASA SAYS ABOUT 100 TONS OF SPACE STUFF SLAMS INTO EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE EVERY DAY. >>GETTING SHOWN UP IN A YOUTUBE VIDEO DOESN’T SOUND LIKE FUN. THE KID IN THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO IS AT LEAST GETTING SHOWN UP BY THE BEST. THAT’S MICHAEL JORDAN AND MICHAEL JORDAN FLIGHT SCHOOL CAMP AND IT LOOKS LIKE HIS AIRINESS CAN STILL THROW DOWN. JORDAN TURNED 50 THIS YEAR, A HALF CENTURY OF HOPS. SO HOW DID THE CROWD RESPOND? HOOPING AND HOLLERING, GENERALLY HAVING A BALL. NO COMPLAINTS. BESIDES, WHO IS GOING TO SLAM MICHAEL JORDAN?

Maurice Vega

6 Responses

  1. Typhoon – Bad development management, could have been avoided
    Flooding – Again bad management
    Sinkhole – Yet again bad management
    GZ – No idea who that is, therefore I don't give a fuck
    Meteor Shower – That will be a fun story to give 2 fucks about, sadly I gave enough fucks by wring this.

    Must be a slow news day, oh wait no this is journalism at its finest

  2. CNN, Why are you scumbags recapping the Zimmerman trial? What about the other fourteen thousand nine hundred and ninety nine murders in your fine country, are you planing on reporting on any of them?

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