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Mexico`s Most Active Volcano; In Advance of Memorial Day; Is Saturn Losing Its Rings? Aired 4-4:10a ET

Aired May 26, 2023 - 04:00   ET


COY WIRE, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Hello, lovely people. It`s Friday, Friyay, our final show of the season. But we will be creating some content here. And I

have some fun stuff planned on @coywire, on Insta, Snapchat and TikTok as well.

Without further ado, let`s do what we do. I`m Coy Wire. This is CNN 10, and we start with a thought provoker. What do you see when you read this below?

Don`t say it aloud. Just raise your hand if you see this. Opportunity is nowhere. OK, good.

Now raise your hand if you saw this instead. Opportunity is now here. Even better, this is a good reminder for us that life isn`t about what we see,

but how we see it. We should always try to remember to see the good and the positive in anything we encounter, so we can attack our days with hope and

optimism and bring some positive vibes to our day.

Now, to the news. Let`s head to about 45 miles southeast of Mexico City, Mexico for the latest developments on the country`s most dangerous active

volcano. It`s called Popocatepetl, and numerous explosions have been recorded in recent days. Some 25 million people live within a 60 miles

radius of this volcano. Schools and dozens of municipalities have been closed. The volcano`s ash even wreaking havoc in the air, Benito Juarez

International Airport, delaying flights, even temporarily closing last weekend.

Authorities say millions of people have been told to prepare for a possible evacuation. The U.S. embassy in Mexico has issued a warning saying the

volcano has exhibited increased activity since May 15, registering hundreds of tremors and smoke and ash exhalations.

The volcano had been dormant for decades, but erupted in 1994, and since then, its rumblings have become a part of the daily lives of the residents.

Our Patrick Oppmann has more.


PATRICK OPPMANN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Mexico`s most dangerous active volcano once again is putting residents on alert as over the last several days

there have been eruptions witnessed at the Popocatepetl volcano and that is causing officials to raise the level of alert to a yellow alert which

indicates that residents, and there are millions of residents who live in the vicinity of this volcano may need to consider evacuating should this

volcano erupt.

Already there has been a duration of the air quality as ash has gone into the area. It has caused residents to have to swoop up the ash on the

streets, so officials are warning people to make sure that the ash does not get into their water supply. Some schools have been closed as well, have

some parks. There have been flights that have been delayed as a result of the ash, because, of course, ash, once it is emitted into the atmosphere,

can be very damaging, very dangerous cure to air travel.

At this point, officials say that because this is an active volcano that`s been active now for some years, that they are simply in a position of

observing the volcano, that they feel they would have enough time before any major eruption to warn residents to begin evacuating. That appeared to

be less ash that had been admitted by the volcano on Tuesday. But all the same, as people in these Mexican states keep a close eye on this volcano

and what could happen next. No one is breathing a sigh of relief just yet. Patrick Oppmann, CNN, Havana.


WIRE: This Monday marks Memorial Day in the U.S. The federal holiday where Americans honor and pay tribute to those who`ve lost their lives while

serving in the military. The day which also signals the unofficial start to summer, originated in the years following the Civil War, which ended in

1865, the country establishing a Decoration Day where the nation could decorate the graves of those who died in war with flowers.

Well, over 100 years later, in 1971, Congress made it an official holiday. CNN had the chance to speak with a few veterans in active-duty military

about the first time they knew they wanted to serve their country.


BRANDON RUMBAUGH, CORPORAL RET. U.S. MARINE CORPS: When I was laying there, I really, you know, didn`t think that I was going to make it. The Marines

that were around me. I`m sure that they didn`t think I was going to make it either. So, you know, it really shows me that I`m here for a reason.

What really made things clear for me was looking back at my life up to, you know, this point. I always did everything for myself and I never really

took a step back and said, you know what, I just need to start doing things for other people. And I knew that I could do that in the Marines.

JAMES BROWN, FORMER SERGEANT, U.S. AIR FORCE: My dad was furious. My dad didn`t talk to me for like a solid month. He really hated it when I said, I

was on leave to go to the military. I`m from Chicago originally. I`m from the south side. We thought that, you know, the scholarship and education, I

stuff that I had would get me out of the hood, you know, which it did. But I wanted to get farther out the net. I had higher aspirations of that I

want to get out of the country. And the Air Force was supposed to be the most intelligent branch of the service. I went all over. I mean, I went to

Scotland, I went to Wales, I went to -- every time I had a chance to get off, I went somewhere. I traveled somewhere.

ELEANOR RIZZUTO, LIEUTENANT RET. U.S. ARMY: At 21, I was just finishing my nurse`s training when World War II broke out. In fact, we were on the chow

line when, over the loudspeaker, it was announced that the war had started. Being in the service made me grow up. I was a young girl, just lived home,

and all of a sudden, you`re thrown out with all kinds of people and places that you read about but never saw. It was quite an experience. It`s

something I`m very happy I did, but I would never want to do it again.

FLORENT GROBERG, CAPT. RET. U.S. ARMY, MDEAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT: My uncle was killed by a terrorist organization, and I knew at that point that I

wanted to fight against those type of individuals. And so I graduated from Ranger school in October 23 of 2009, and just about six weeks later, I was

in Afghanistan.

ARNIE ALBORNOZ, FORMER MAJOR, U.S. ARMY: Growing up in South Shore, Long Islands, you hear about West Point, which is where I was fortunate enough

to go to college. I was a junior when 911 happened. I distinctly remember being in class. No one was teaching. We were just sitting there watching.

Everyone was in shock. Most of the professors there are active-duty military. Each one had made a comment to the effect of, you know, cadets.

We don`t know what`s going to happen, we don`t know what this means, but your nation`s going to call on you to go serve.

I never thought I`d stay in for 10 years, but I enjoyed it very much so. And it was the best job I`ve ever had in my life and likely will ever have.

So I look back on it with just the fondest memories.


WIRE: Ten second trivia.

What are Saturn`s rings believed to be made of?

Rock and ice, gas and iron, palladium and ash, or copper?

According to NASA, the rings around Saturn are composed of rock and ice.

Could Saturn`s iconic rings be disappearing? NASA`s Cassini mission orbited Saturn between 2004 and 2017, and a new study is revealing fresh insights

into when they might vanish. The data suggests that Saturn`s rings are young by celestial body standards, that is possibly a few hundred million

years old. And researchers estimate the rings will only be around for another few hundred million more. Some astronomers have argued that

Saturn`s bright, icy rings might be younger than expected because they haven`t been eroded or darkened by interactions with meteoroids across

billions of years.

The city of Kyle asking everyone named Kyle to rise up for a record largest same name gathering. Well, that`s today`s story getting a 10 out of 10.

Piles of Kyles from miles and miles. Even Canada, gathering in the tiny Texas city, 1490 of them. Well, Kyle be darned, they missed the Guinness

world record set by 2325 Ivans in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2017. Still, huge salute to all of you and hope it wasn`t too confusing anytime someone

shouted, hey, Kyle.

Speaking of shoutouts, I am so grateful to all of you, teachers, administrators, parents, and students like our friends at Mr. Cummings

class at Marsh Creek in Downingtown, PA, thank you for making me part of your day. And thanks to my team, Jeremy, Jairbear (ph), Jackie, Jocelyn and

Nader, Sophie, McKenna, and Maya. You all work so hard to make this show the best 10 minutes in news for all of you. We`re going to miss you until

we`re back with our Daily Shows in August.

So to all of you, and especially all of our seniors out there, go and be great. Remember, greatness isn`t just innate, it`s something you cultivate.

Outwork everyone, every single day. I`m Coy Wire. This is CNN 10. You are more powerful than you know. It`s been a blessing to spend this season