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  • This is CNN STUDENT NEWS. My name is Carl Azuz. It`s good to see you this Thursday.

  • First up, people around the world are praying for South Korea.

  • On Wednesday, there was an accident on a ferry headed for a resort island.

  • It was carrying 459 people.

  • The weather was good.

  • The seas were calm. But witnesses say that around 9 a.m. the ship started to list.

  • At some point, there was a loud bang.

  • It`s unclear whether that was before or after the ship began tilting.

  • People were told over a loudspeaker to stay where they were, that it`d be too dangerous to move,

  • but over the next couple of hours, the ship capsized, and the passengers many of whom were high school students, were in desperate need of rescue.

  • Paula Hancocks reported on this in the hours after the accident.

  • It`s a heartbreaking scene here, just outside Jindo auditorium on the southwest tip of South Korea.

  • This is really the staging area for where the rescued had come earlier this morning,

  • but now where the parents of those who are still missing are congregated desperately waiting for any news of their children.

  • There is a list behind me, which is basically of the people who have been rescued and the names of the hospitals if they have been taken to hospital.

  • We are seeing families arrive in a desperate state, looking through those names, pouring over the list and breaking down when they see that their child`s name is not on that list.

  • Now, we now that the majority of the passengers on this ship were high school students.

  • They were on their way to Jeju Island, just size of South Korea, but hundred kilometers south. It`s a tourist area.

  • They were on a full day field trip.

  • We know at this point almost 300 people are still missing .

  • Now, as you can see darkness has fallen and, of course, with it hopes are falling as well of finding many more survivors.

  • We do know that the search and rescue operation is still very much underway.

  • Helicopters are trying to see if anyone is in the water.

  • We know that Navy divers have been trying to get inside the sunken ship, throughout the day.

  • It`s unclear whether or not they were able to.

  • We know they were having difficulty because of strong currents.

  • There`s also a USS Navy ship from the U.S. Seventh Fleet trying to lend their hand as well.

  • A desperate situation as the search continues for those who are still missing.

  • But of course, these waters are cold of South Korea, and we are hearing from the coast guard that the expectation of survival really is no more than two hours.

  • Paula Hancocks, CNN, Jindo, South Korea.

  • Next story today concerns the Middle Eastern nation of Yemen.

  • It`s not just what it shows that troubles the Central Intelligence Agency and the Pentagon.

  • It`s also whom it shows. This is believed to be the largest gathering of terrorists in years.

  • They are affiliated with al Qaeda, the terrorist group responsible for this September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.

  • And they are meeting out in the open, blatantly risking a possible strike by a U.S. drone.

  • In the video, the group`s leader acknowledges this risk and calls on terrorists to attack America again.

  • Experts say the CIA and the U.S. military either didn`t know about the meeting, or they couldn`t get a drone there in time to attack.

  • But after its recent appearance on militant Islamist Websites, U.S. officials are analyzing every frame.

  • See if you can I.D. me.

  • My history can be traced back to an English scientist named James Smithson.

  • But most of my buildings are located in Washington, D.C.

  • I`m the world`s largest museum and research complex.

  • I`m the Smithsonian Institution comprising 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoo.

  • One of those museums, the Museum of Natural History houses 30 million insects,

  • 7 million fish and one big old Tyrannosaur Rex.

  • Except unlike the other animals, the T-Rex is a fake. It`s a replica.

  • In a way, it`s been sort of a placeholder since 1999, but its days are numbered.

  • A real T-Rex or at least a fossilized one has migrated east in 16 crates.

  • The brand scull in Bozmon (ph), Montana, is a symbol of this story.

  • Way back in 1988, a rancher made an unexpected discovery.

  • Not a Hollywood-style dinosaur like in Jurassic Park, but a nearly pristine skeleton of one of history`s most infamous prehistoric predators embedded in federal land.

  • And it lay in the ground much as it died on the shores of a stream in Montana just over 66 million years ago.

  • The skeleton is one of the largest in most complete specimens every discovered.

  • It was excavated, and remained in Montana until now.

  • Thanks to the Army Corps of Engineers, the dinosaur was divided into shipping crates, than packed into a FedEx truck and sent to Washington.

  • Bringing the nation`s T- Rex to the nation`s capitals where it can educate and inspire future generations.

  • The animal`s massive femur bone was unveiled for the crowd at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Tuesday,

  • which is closing the dinosaur hole that has existed here since 1911 or renovations.

  • But visitors will be able to watch as the stuff unpacked catalogue and photograph, the fossils in the new temporary Rex room.

  • And this specimen was one of the first ones discovered that had an intact arm.

  • There are also banana-sized teeth, a glimpse of which will have to suffice until the fully reconstructed skeleton is unveiled in a new exhibit in 2019.

  • After 66 million years, perhaps impatient paleontology fans can bare to wait just five more.

  • In Washington, I`m Stacy Cohen reporting.

  • When we say today`s "Roll Call" is going cross country, we mean it`s continental.

  • First school is in Haines, Alaska, the glacier bears are watching there are Haines High School.

  • Deeping South East, we`ve got some lions in Tennessee.

  • It`s good to see you, guys, at Concord Academy.

  • It`s good to see you, guys, at Concord Academy. It`s in Memphis.

  • And back up north, in the pine tree state, we are waiting to the wild cats of Presque Isle High School.

  • They are watching in Presque, Isle Main (ph).

  • If you are a baseball fan like I am, you might have noticed that on Tuesday,

  • everyone playing in the major leagues were number 42.

  • That was the number of Jackie Robinson, the first African American player in the major leagues.

  • His first game, on April 15th, 1947.

  • That was a year before the U.S. military was integrated.

  • Seven years before the Supreme Court ruled that schools had to be integrated as well.

  • The Brooklyn Dodgers` infielder and outfielder played for almost ten years,

  • and the number 42 was eventually retired from all of Major League Baseball.

  • and the number 42 was eventually retired from all of Major League Baseball.

  • Today, about 8.5 percent of Major League players are African American.

  • All right, next story today. They may be on scholarship, having the cost of higher education covered.

  • They may be in championships, having their faces broadcast to households nationwide.

  • Some may even become pro- athletes, but some of them are not getting enough to eat.

  • For months, the National Collegian Athletic Association, the NCAA,

  • has been discussing ways to change its rules concerning meals for athletes.

  • The NCAA approved a proposal on Tuesday to expand the meal plan for college athletes.

  • Under this new proposal, anyone who plays in the Division One sport including walkons (ph), will be given unlimited meals and snacks.

  • Previously, schools were allowed to provide three meals a day to only scholarship athletes,

  • and this topic has been debated for months,

  • but it was thrust into the spotlight during the NCAA tournament when UConn star guard and the final four`s most outstanding player Shabazz Napier said, that some nights he goes to bed hungry

  • We definitely (inaudible) a scholarship to our universities.

  • But at the end of the day, that doesn`t cover everything, you know. We do have hungry nights that we don`t have enough money to get food and sometimes,

  • you know, need a money - money is needed.

  • So, you know, but I don`t think - you know you should stretch it out to hundreds to thousands dollars for players,

  • you know, because that`s not - you know, a lot of times God knows (ph) how to handle - for money.

  • So. But I think - you know, (INAUDIBLE) has idea, and you see - see where it goes.

  • The new meal plan comes on the heels of the decisions by the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago.

  • There are football players in Northwestern University qualify as employees and are allowed to unionize.

  • Now, those Westerners appealing that decision unlike the NCAA maintain that players are students, not employees.

  • The new mill proposal still must be approved by the Board of Directors, which means April 24.

  • From the CNN center, I`m Andy Scholes.

  • We are wrapping things up today, with a World War One era love story.

  • We are wrapping things up today, with a World War One era love story.

  • The owners of a home in Indiana were remodeling recently.

  • As a contractor pulled away some insulation in the attic, pages appeared.

  • Letters, written in 1918 from a man preparing this ship off to war, to his sweetheart back home.

  • It`s a mystery how they ended up in this attic.

  • Though, the soldier does have modern day relatives leaving in the same town.

  • The letters were returned to the family.

  • The soldier who wrote them eventually married the woman he sent them to.

  • So, you can see what made this roman tick.

  • It`s clear he did the right thing, even if he didn`t letter alone.

  • His actions composed the kind of story. We just love to tell.

  • I`m Carl Azuz, for CNN STUDENT NEWS.

This is CNN STUDENT NEWS. My name is Carl Azuz. It`s good to see you this Thursday.

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