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Some Responses to a U.S. School Shooting; Some Unusual Sights for Olympians from North Korea; The Prank that Gave Us Potato Chips

Aired February 16, 2018 - 04:00   ET


CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Today, CNN 10 starts with a look at how Americans are responding to Wednesday`s deadly school shooting at a high

school in Parkland, Florida. That`s where the Broward County sheriff called Thursday a day of healing, a day of mourning.

Churches, concert venues and parks are planning to hold vigils and prayer services. Florida`s government has offered to help pay for the hospital

and funeral bills for the victims and provide counseling for those affected.

From Florida to Washington, D.C., debate has renewed over additional gun legislation in the U.S. Some officials say it wouldn`t have prevented

Wednesday`s attack. Others disagree.


ROBERT RUNCIE, BROWARD COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT: Students have been reaching out to me, reaching out to staff, probably board members and others, say

that now, now is the time for this country to have a real conversation on sensible gun control laws in this country.


AZUZ: Another subject discussed was mental health, as investigators look into a possible warnings signs that the suspected shooter gave in the

months before the attack.


SHERIFF SCOTT ISRAEL, BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA: We need to have the power to take that person and bring them before mental health professionals and

that particular time, involuntarily, and have them examined. People are going to be rightfully so concerned about their rights, as am I. But what

about the rights of these students? What about the rights of young kids who go to schools with book bags and pencils? Don`t they have the right to

be protected?


AZUZ: And with the flag flying at half-staff over the White House, President Trump addressed the nation yesterday and specifically told young

Americans that they are, quote, never alone and never will be.


DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Our entire nation with one heavy heart is praying for the victims and their families. To every

parent, teacher and child, who is hurting so badly, we are here for you, whatever you need, whatever we can do to ease your pain.


AZUZ: It`s a community both in mourning and on edge as a precautionary measure, all other schools in Florida`s Broward County were locked down

yesterday with increased security.

From the state to Florida, we`re now taking you to the nation of South Korea where the 2018 Olympic Winter Games are wrapping up their first week.

After this weekend, the luge and skeleton events will be behind us. More skiing, bobsledding, skating and snowboarding are still ahead.

And here`s where the medal count stood as of Thursday night, before Friday`s results came in. Norway led the pack with 17 overall medals.

Germany, Canada, the Netherlands and the U.S. rounded up the top five countries for medals won. Of course, by the time you see, there could have

been some changes to these counts.

You might have heard some of the competitors described as Olympic athletes from Russia. Though they have won five medals as of last night, their

national anthem was not played and they`re not allowed to compete under the Russian flag. These are some of the International Olympic Committee`s

penalties on Russia aren`t the only ones competing under unfamiliar circumstances.


WILL RIPLEY, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Hey, I`m Will Ripley at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Less than 200 miles separates Pyeongchang, South

Korea, from Pyongyang, North Korea. But in many ways, the two places are worlds apart. And for the North Koreans visiting here, they`re seeing a

lot of things for the first time.

The North Koreans arrived here in Pyeongchang on this high speed train, the KTX. Built in 2004, it travels almost 190 miles an hour. They don`t have

trains like this up North. They`re a lot older and a lot slower.

A lot of North Koreans are carrying smartphones these days, at least those privileged enough to live in Pyongyang. But what most don`t have is access

to the Internet, or search engines like Google. Instead, they have a state-controlled intranet, all the content monitored and censored.

This is probably the first time the North Koreans are seeing these many foreign faces. North Korea prides itself on being racially pure,

homogenous. You rarely see these many foreigners in one place.

The North Koreans are probably hearing this kind of music for the first time. In North Korea, music like everything else, is tightly controlled.

Not here.

A lot of these artwork probably looks a little strange to the North Koreans. After all, in Pyongyang, all of the monuments are to the late

leaders or the ruling workers party. They definitely don`t have stuff like this.

We`re about to enjoy a meal that most people in North Korea can`t afford. This is Korean barbecue, one of my favorites. And you can`t find it up

North. For most people, beef, chicken, pork, it`s just an unaffordable luxury.

This is our waiter, Chi Yang-sa (ph). He`s 21 years old and we were just noticing his blue hair here because in North Korea, you never see this.

People only have one hair color. It`s the natural dark black or brown.

Something else most North Koreans have probably never seen before, a street light this, lined with stores and neon lights. South Korea is a thriving

capitalist country. North Korea, a socialist country. Two neighbors with two very different ways of life.



AZUZ (voice-over): Ten-second trivia.

Which of these foods was invented the most recently?

French fries, hot chocolate, potato chips, or coffee?

All of these foods are hundreds of years old, with one exception the humbled potato chips.


AZUZ: Of course, it`s difficult to know exactly when certain foods were invented. But historians generally agree that potato chips appear sometime

in the 1800s and they were likely first enjoyed or at least popularized in the town of Saratoga, in Upstate New York.

The famous tale concerning their invention is the subject of today`s "Great Big Story".


REPORTER: The creation of the potato chip is a rather snarky, surprising and idiosyncratic story.

SUBTITLE: The prank that gave us potato chips.

REPORTER: When French fries made their way to America, they soon became a restaurant mainstay. Many restaurants surprised as their signature dish.

Believe it or not, they were once considered very hoity-toity. In 1853, George Crum was a chef at the Moon`s Lake House in Saratoga Springs, New

York. Their signature dish was none other than Moon`s fried potatoes or as the aristocrats would say potatoes served in the French manner.

One day just like any other a customer some believed to have been Cornelius Vanderbilt himself ordered fries. Upon being served Cornelius scoffed and

sent them back he deemed the fries soggy and not crispy enough. This insanity continued a few more times.

Until Crum lost it. I mean, he really lost it. He fired back, cutting the potatoes paper-thin and frying them up.

You see back in 1853, eating with your hands was a major faux pas, making crumbs revenge even more diabolical by cutting the potatoes paper-thin

there would be no way that Cornelius could use his fork forcing him to use his hands.

Crum`s plan backfired, kind of, as the patrons dug in with both hands and loved them. Saratoga chips were born. They became a Saratoga dining

staple. Soon thereafter, they took the world by storm. Crum himself even opened his own restaurant with baskets of chips displayed on each in every



AZUZ: It seems a lot of companies are looking at flying drones as potential taxis of the future. And here`s one from China. The company

Ehang released this video last week which stars a drone, supported by human passengers who climbed aboard for a ride.

Not all of its flights have gone this smoothly. The company CEO says some of its test flights turned out to be, quote, violent. But only dummies,

not people were reportedly aboard those.

The high (INAUDIBLE) propped up by the claim that a prototype could motor on 80 miles per hour. Now, some might find that GP-excessive. And there`s

no operator aboard to receiver your call to slow down. So, if your sensor- tive (ph) to speed and you find jet plain scary, stepping aboard a drone would be downright AV-ironic.

I`m Carl Azuz. We are off Monday for the Presidents Day holiday. We`ll return Tuesday. We hope your weekend, like your Friday, is awesome.