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  • I hope your Thursday is going well so far. I`m Carl Azuz. And we are glad to have you watching CNN STUDENT NEWS.

  • Recent swings in the U.S. stock market are violent.

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average, one indicator of how the whole market is doing, closed down 173 points yesterday.

  • At one point, it had dropped 460 points. We`ve told you how when investors are afraid, they tend to sell, dropping the value of stocks in the market. What are they afraid of?

  • For one thing, Germany. Europe`s largest economy isn`t doing well.

  • For another American retail sales decreases, and so did prices. Those are bad signs for the economy`s health.

  • Another reason investors are fearful, the possible spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the U.S.

  • A second nurse at a Dallas Texas Hospital has contracted the disease.

  • Like Nina Pham, whom we told you about earlier, 29-year old Amber Vincent helped treat a Liberian man who died last week from Ebola.

  • Vincent had traveled to Ohio recently. The CDC says, she wasn`t officially allowed to travel on a commercial plane, but it says the risk to others is low since Vincent didn`t have symptoms when she went.

  • Meanwhile, America`s largest nurses` union is strongly criticizing health officials, including the CDC over how they`ve handled Ebola.

  • It says the Dallas nurses didn`t have the supplies or the training they needed and that they feel lied to and deserted to handle their own situation.

  • The CDC says it`s committed to the nurses` safety and giving them what they need to safely manage Ebola patients.

  • Also, President Obama postponed a Democratic campaign trip yesterday. Instead, he met with cabinet agencies to discuss the government`s response to Ebola.

  • One thing that`s spreading faster than the disease is the fear of it.

  • A scene out of a disaster movie. First responders in hazmat gear board an Emirates` flight from Dubai and check five passengers with flu-like symptoms.

  • None met the criteria for Ebola or had visited Africa.None met the criteria for Ebola or had visited Africa.

  • At LAX, 40 firefighters respond to a passenger with flu-like symptoms. But that`s where the scare ends.

  • It has turned out that there was some miscommunication that this patient had been to the continent of Africa, but not near West Africa.

  • Ebola has not, repeat, not, spread through the U.S., but fear certainly has. In Nashville, Tennessee, a sick passenger was taken of the plane that originated in Dallas.

  • The patient has no contact with anyone with Ebola or traveled to Africa.

  • In Richmond, Virginia, a patient with a low-grade fever who had traveled to Africa is isolated.

  • Even though the clinic says they don`t believe it`s Ebola.

  • Each scare stretches first responders and can cost taxpayers thousands of dollars and flu season has barely begun.

  • People will take this one in stride, but it takes a while. It takes longer if you tell them they are panicking.

  • What makes this societal learning curve war, says Sandman, is early on the CDC chief insisted everything was under control,

  • then the nurse in Dallas contracted the disease.

  • What he didn`t say is it`s going to be harder than people imagine. It`s going to be harder than we imagine.

  • So, now, yeah, now people are angry at the CDC and that anger is sort of morphing into fear.

  • On today`s Roll Call, we are traveling from the state of Idaho to the Central American nation of Costa Rica.

  • In the gym state, the crusaders are on today`s roll. Their request came in from the city of Coldwell.

  • In Frisco, Texas say hello to the rangers. Lone Star High School`s are on patrol.

  • And in Escazu, Costa Rica, just west to the Capital of St. Jose, we`ve got the Panthers online at the country day school.

  • Reservoirs in some parts of California are down the 36 percent of their capacity.

  • Lakes are drying up, puns are empty. Lawns and gardens are dying.

  • And it`s the state`s historic drought enters another year, many farmers are seeing the worst of it.

  • The state government has reduced the flow of irrigation water to the Central Valley, and as crops are lost, so are jobs.

  • Some farmers have resorted to buying water, in order to keep their crops and businesses alive.

  • Limits are being set of how much water people are allowed to use in a given day. Go over the line, pay a fine.

  • Dan Simon tested the limit.

  • With California`s three-year drought, cities are trying to come up with ways to get people to save water.

  • Santa Monica wants to limit each person to 68 gallons per day. Use any more, and you could get hit with a penalty.

  • So, it got me thinking, how much water do I use every day.

  • Can I stay within 68 gallons? So, using a few cameras I decided to document my daily use.

  • For this one day, I estimated I used 125 gallons, almost twice the amount advocated in Santa Monica.

  • And that doesn`t even include things like watering the grass.

  • So, what are some things you can do? Well, for one, experts say you should take shorter showers and you can buy inexpensive water saving showerheads that are easy to install.

  • Also, turn off the water after you wet your toothbrush. Use your dishwasher and clothes washer or only full loads and keep a bottle of drinking water in the fridge.

  • After all, running tap is wasteful. Those are the kinds of things that everyone should be thinking about, especially those of us suffering through a drought.

  • Time for the Shoutout. What does the genealogist study? If you think you know it, shout it out. Is it ancestry, gemstones, mythology or rock formations? You`ve got three seconds, go.

  • Genealogy is the study of family histories and ancestries. That`s your answer and that`s your Shoutout.

  • Studying your own ancestry is like going back in time, and the places you`ve never been.

  • Mine is taking me to Spain, Italy, France, England, Russia, some by way of Ellis Island in New York.

  • CNN`s roots project followed some our anchors like Anderson Cooper on genealogical journeys.

  • His father, Wyatt Cooper dies when Anderson was ten years old.

  • Back in 2005 when I was in New Orleans, reporting in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, completely by coincidence, I stumbled across my dad`s old high school flooded during the storm.

  • This is the school now.

  • We are invited to take a look around. People who work at the school said they had all files, but I couldn`t imagine they`d have any of my dad`s.

  • Wow, look .

  • They showed me closets full of old records and posters dating all the way back to the 1940s.

  • They moved back after the war.

  • I couldn`t find anything that belonged to my dad. As I was leaving, the school nurse came outside with the surprise for me.

  • Oh my god! This is his photo.

  • That`s him. Yeah. Here you go. Oh, my god. I love you.

  • Oh that`s so nice.

  • My dad`s report card. It`s crazy.

  • I can`t believe that they had my dad`s report card all the way going back to 1944.

  • They just had it in a file somewhere in the back. That`s awesome.

  • My feelings about what I want my sons to be .

  • A couple of months ago, Clocktower radio restored an interview my father did back in 1975.

  • My relationships with my sons, which are both quite extraordinary.

  • I mean my relationships with each son is quite extraordinary.

  • I listened to it at my office at work. It was the first time I`d heard my father`s voice since I was ten years old.

  • They asked me questions, I got (INAUDIBLE). How much does (INAUDIBLE) because that`s what he would like to be.

  • The thing about the past is, one can`t help what zip code one was born in.

  • What country or family you are descended from.

  • All you can do is learn the lessons of those who came before you. There are stories, there are mistakes and there are successes.

  • You can`t choose what family you are born into.

  • My sons are very aware that I have certain expectations.

  • All you can really do is chose how you want to live your own life.

  • And will behave with honor and with dignity.

  • We`ve covered how drones are used in the military, how they are used in space,

  • how they shoot some of the video you see in our show.

  • Today, we are just having a little fun with them.

  • A few drones, a path through a forest, a little bit of speed, what more do you need?

  • This reminded all of us of the speedy bikes racing through the woods in Star Wars.

  • But unlike speeders, at least these drones don`t crash. Oh, wait. Well, that kept me from droning on about it.

  • After the rack, the whole race wend down the drone.

  • Maybe they should have - while they were ahead.

  • They weren`t out of the woods yet, but you`ve got to give them props for meeting the need for speed.

  • I`m Carl Azuz. Hope to see you Friday.

I hope your Thursday is going well so far. I`m Carl Azuz. And we are glad to have you watching CNN STUDENT NEWS.

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