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  • CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: Hi, I`m Carl Azuz. Welcome to our November 1 edition of CNN STUDENT NEWS.

  • Today is the first deadline for Syria regarding its chemical weapons program.

  • International officials say the country is on target.

  • Syria`s civil war started more than 2.5 years ago.

  • It`s not over. Government troops and rebel forces were fighting yesterday.

  • But Syria is following an international agreement to get rid of its chemical weapons.

  • Today`s deadline was about destroying equipment at chemical weapons facilities.

  • Inspectors say that happened on time.

  • But they couldn`t get to two of the sites, because they were considered too dangerous.

  • Syria says those sites are abandoned and empty, but inspectors say they can`t be sure, so they only certified the sites they went to.

  • The next deadline for this mission is in two weeks.

  • By November 15th, the inspection agency has to approve Syria`s plan for how it will destroy its supply of chemical weapons.

  • UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: And please turn off all cellular phones and other electronic devices.

  • AZUZ: Sounds familiar? On U.S. flights, passengers can`t use electronic devices during takeoff and landing, but that rule is getting grounded.

  • The Federal Aviation Administration says airlines can let passengers use smartphones, tablets or laptops throughout the flight.

  • The devices have to be in airplane mode, and you still cannot make phone calls.

  • Plus, airlines can ask passengers to turn off their devices in certain situations.

  • The old thinking was that the devices were a safety issue.

  • The concern was about radio signals interfering with the plane systems.

  • Newer studies show most planes can`t handle the interference.

  • Airlines will have to prove that to the FAA before they can put the new rules into effect.

  • The first two days of November mark two holidays celebrated around the world.

  • November 1st, All Saints Day, November 2, Day of the Dead.

  • We`ll start with All Saints Day.

  • The meaning of the holiday is right there in the name.

  • It`s the celebration of all Christian saints.

  • In Christianity, a saint is someone who is officially recognized as very holy because of how he or she lived.

  • There`s not one definitive explanation for how or when All Saints Day started,

  • but we do know that Pope Gregory IV made it an authorized holiday starting in the 9 century.

  • Many Christians celebrate the day after All Saints Day as All Souls Day, when people pray for friends and relatives who have died.

  • It`s the same basic idea as the Day of the Dead.

  • That holiday is mostly celebrated in Mexico, although other parts of Latin American and Mexican-American communities in the U.S. have celebrations as well.

  • In Spanish, the holiday is called Dia de los Muertos.

  • It`s not supposed to be a sad or a scary occasion, the ideas to honor dead loved ones and to think about death is a natural part of life.

  • People often celebrate in their homes, making altars with pictures and special objects from their loved ones.

  • Sculls and skeletons are common symbols of the Day of the Dead, but they are often used in light-hearted ways.

  • 100 points in a single NBA game. Wilt Chamberlain.

  • Seven career no hitters, Noland Ryan, 208 career touchdowns, Jerry Rice.

  • Sports are filled with records and with athletes trying to set new ones.

  • Off the coast of Portugal, one surfer just took on a mammoth wave, whether or not he set a record, is up for some debate.

  • It`s the big wave seen around the world.

  • CARLOS BURLE, BIG WAVE SURFER: Like going down a mountain (ph) that never ends.

  • FIONNUALA SWEENEY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Surfer Carlos Burle describes catching a ride on what maybe a world record wave.

  • It happened Monday off the coast of Portugal.

  • Everyone is still talking about the Brazilian surfer`s amazing fit.

  • But not everyone is sure it`s a record.

  • LAIRD HAMILTON, BIG WAVE SURFER: Boy, if he is claiming that he`s ridden (ph) the biggest wave ever ridden, I`d say maybe he wiped out on the biggest wave ever ridden.

  • SWEENEY: Eyewitnesses say, Burle rode a tiring wave, estimated at 30 meters or 100 feet in height.

  • If that`s confirmed, it would break Garrett McNamara`s current world record.

  • He surfed a wave nearly 24 meters or 78 feet high in the same spot back in 2011.

  • This time, McNamara was a member of Burle support group and he says ....

  • GARRETT MCNAMARA, BIG WAVE SURFER: You know, I watched all the waves, and I didn`t see any waves that were bigger than the wave I caught last year.

  • There was definitely no waves over 100 feet ridden.

  • SWEENEY: Experts are also questioning Burle over a close call involving his surfing partner.

  • Burle helped rescue Maya Gabera (ph) on Monday after she nearly drowned attempting to catch one of these monster waves.

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She doesn`t have the skill to be in these conditions, and she shouldn`t` be in, you know, in this kind of surf.

  • And I feel like it`s Carlos`s responsibility to take care of her, and he`s just lucky that -- that she didn`t drown.

  • BURLE: She wanted to surf badly, you know, and sometimes people think that I push her, but that`s not true, because I`m just here to help her.

  • SWEENEY: Gabera suffered a broken ankle, but is otherwise OK.

  • When it comes to the record, that will only to be sorted out by officials from Guinness World Records.

  • But Burle says, he`s confident he has set the bar.

  • BURLE: You can check all the images. You can check the footage, all the pictures and it`s incredible.

  • I made it, and I made it, and I was glad just to do it, you know.

  • SWEENEY: Fionnuala Sweeney, CNN.

  • ANNOUNCER: It`s time for "The Shoutout."

  • Pesky`s Pole, the Green Monster and Yaz Door are all part of what stadium?

  • If you think you know it, then shout it out!

  • Are they in Yankee Stadium, Wrigley Field, Fenway Park or Camden Yards?

  • You`ve got three seconds, go.

  • Those are all famous features of Fenway Park. Home of the Boston Red Sox.

  • That`s your answer and that`s your "Shoutout."

  • AZUZ: Red Sox won the World Series in 2004 and 2007. But not at home.

  • The last time the Sox won a championship in Fenway Park was 1918.

  • World War I was about to end.

  • The first-ever Tarzan movie premiered.

  • And the first class stamp cost three cents.

  • Then, this happened Wednesday night. Boston beat the St. Louis Cardinals and won the World Series.

  • It`s been nearly a century since Sox fans could celebrate their teams victory in Boston.

  • That allowed for moments like this.

  • Boston fans who found their way to the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the site of the terrorist attack back in April.

  • The phrase Boston Strong developed after that bombing.

  • It became a rallying cry for the city, and a mantra for the Red Sox.

  • After Wednesday night`s World Series win, NVP David Ortiz said this is for you, Boston.

  • We`ve been through a lot this year, and this is for all of you.

  • In honor of the Red Sox championship, today`s "Roll Cal" schools all hill from the state of Massachusetts.

  • We`ll start in Leominster with the Blue Devils from Leominster High School.

  • The Taunton Tigers from Taunton High School get a spot on today`s "Roll Call."

  • And the warriors from Foxborough, High, round things up for us.

  • Something to look forward to do this weekend.

  • An extra hour of sleep.

  • Most folks in America fall back on Saturday night, setting our clocks back one hour, as daylight saving time officially comes to an end.

  • But what exactly are we falling back to?

  • Daylight saving time sounds kind of special.

  • You`re not just saving time, you`re saving daylight time.

  • But it puzzles the day lights out of some folks. Why we fall back to standard time?

  • That`s what it`s called, standard time.

  • We spend eight months out of the year in daylight saving time, but standard, which is hardly the standard, is still called standard.

  • It`s been shrinking since World War I.

  • That`s when daylight saving time was first implemented to save energy.

  • The switch made the sunset time later in the day, so people didn`t have to turn their lights on as early.

  • But what about winter, and the fall back to standard?

  • Well, look at it this way: most parts of the U.S. only get about 9.5 hours of day light in winter time. That`s not much.

  • If we didn`t` set our clocks back in the fall, sunrise wouldn`t be until 8:30 A.M. in many places.

  • You`d be starting and ending your day in the dark.

  • Following back to standard keeps the time of dawn a little closer to what we are used to. It helps us start our day in the light.

  • Plus, there is that whole extra hour of sleep thing, assuming you go to bed on time when we fall back.

  • So, less daylight, but more sleep.

  • Unless you happen to live in Arizona or Hawaii, most parts of Arizona and all of Hawaii don`t observe daylight saving time.

  • They don`t have to. It`s not required by law.

  • So, at least during standard time, they may have an easier time computing time differences for phones calls or travel to other time zones.

  • After all, that takes time.

  • A lot of dogs love going for a ride in the car.

  • But not Tommy.

  • This YouTube video catches a petrified pooch who is looking more like a scaredy (ph) cat.

  • And what does the dog do when it`s nervous? The same thing you might do during the scary movie:

  • hold hands with the person next to you.

  • Tommy doesn`t want to let go.

  • When his owner tries to put that hand back on the wheel, Tommy says, ho-ho, no, you don`t.

  • Whether you call it nerves, or affection, it makes sense to commend Tommy`s performance.

  • After all, he deserves a hand since he obviously wants a pause.

  • A paw pun (ph). Nailed it. But it`s time for us to paws.

  • Hope you have a great weekend, everyone. For CNN STUDENT NEWS, I`m Carl Azuz.

  • END

CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: Hi, I`m Carl Azuz. Welcome to our November 1 edition of CNN STUDENT NEWS.

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