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>> "teen kids news" is next, and here's what we've got. >> summer camps like this one are helping some very deserving kids experience the week of a lifetime. it's part of giving back to those who have given us so much. i'll have a report. >> this may look like a game of bumper cars, but it's actually a way to save lives. i'll have a report. >> choking -- it can happen to anyone anywhere. we'll show you what to do. >> whether you're a weekend warrior or a couch potato, don't miss my "speak of the week."
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>> from toad in a hole to toad in a frog -- well, sort of. come see what's in my kitchen. >> so join us now for this week's "teen kids news." >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm siena. we'll start with our top story. >> it's easy to forget that right now, all aro men and women in the u.s. armed forces are putting their lives on the line to protect us. it's also easy to forget that many of those in uniform are moms and dads. that's why this next story is so important. katie tells us about camp corral. >> they might look like typical summer campers, but each shares a special bond, a special
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burden. each has a parent who was injured or gave their life while serving in our military. >> and here, they can talk with others who have the same life experiences with their military members in their family. >> i like coming to camp corral because it's a good way to get away from all the chaos and stuff from family and whatever problems that you're able to get away from, you can. >> it's called camp corral for a good reason. it's supported by the restaurant chain golden corral. money raised through donations enable hundreds of kids to spend a wonderful week just having fun. the summer camp is free. the only cost is travel to and from the camp. >> we feel really, really good about what we see when we come to personally visit and see these kids having the week of a lifetime. >> all you have to do is be here at camp corral, hear the children's stories, and you know we're doing the right thing. >> the first year, there was just one camp corral. now there are camps in nine
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states. >> i've met a bunch of new friends this year, and i had a bunch of ones i met last year. >> to learn more about camp corral, there's a link on our website. there's also info on how to apply for next summer. >> it's been a blessing to me to be able to come here. >> it definitely is the week of a lifetime. >> it's not just the people in uniform who are making sacrifices for our freedom -- it's their families, too. >> we have a lot more to tell you about. >> so stay with us. >> 2012 marks the end of a space era. four retired shuttles find new homes. discovery piggybacks on a jet to the smithsonian national air and space museum in washington. enterprisails on a barge to its final resting place on the uss intrepid in new york. endeavour treks through the
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streets of los angeles en route to the california science center. atlantis moving to its permanent display at kennedy space center in florida. and a u.s. space hero, astronaut, and the first man on the moon, neil armstrong, passes away at 82. the penn state scandal comes to a close. former coach joe paterno dies after a battle with lung cancer. the ncaa hands down unprecedented sanctions on penn state university. jerry sandusky is sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for 45 counts of sexual abuse. heroes fall from grace. decorated army general david petraeus resigns from the head of the cia after an fbi investigation unearths an extramarital affair. cyclist lance armstrong loses all seven of his tour de france titles, is banned from the sport for life, and steps down from his livestrong foundation after an investigation finds he cheated throughout his career. daredevils rise to the challenge.
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nik wallenda becomes the first person to tightrope-walk directly over the niagara falls. and fearless felix baumgartner breaks the speed of sound skydiving from the edge of space. london and the royal family celebrate the summer olympics, queen elizabeth's diamond jubilee, and the announcement of an expected royal heir. and that's a look at some of the biggest headlines of 2012. for "teen kids news," i'm anna kooiman, "fox news channel in the classroom." >> here's another report in our series on first aid basics. >> attila the hun, jazz musician tommy dorsey, and the man who wrote the play "streetcar named desire," tennessee williams -- they all
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had one thing in common. they choked to death. >> choking is very common, and with the proper training, you can learn how to help someone who might be choking. >> what is choking? >> choking occurs when something gets stuck in your throat. >> how do you know if someone's choking? >> if they can't make any noise, they can't cough, speak, breathe, then they're choking. they might even be making the universal choking sign, but it's important to know that if somebody's coughing or making any sort of squeaking sound, they're not actually choking. it's just the body trying to get the object out. >> so, what do we do? >> i've brought my friend cami here. she's gonna help us learn what to do if somebody is conscious and choking. so, first, i need to make sure she's choking. she's not making any sound. are you choking, cami? she might nod or make a big face at me. i'm gonna tell someone else to call 911, 'cause i want to make sure help is on the way. and i am gonna place one of my arms across her chest and have her bend forward, all the way, at the waist. and then i'm gonna find a spot right in between her shoulder blades and give five really forceful back blows right
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in between the shoulder blades. i'm not actually giving cami back blows, 'cause she's not actually choking, but in real life it would be really forceful. if that doesn't work, i'm gonna have her stand up. i'm gonna ask her, "can you show me your belly button? just point to it." perfect. i'm gonna make a fist. thumb side of my fist goes right above her belly button. grab my fist with the other hand, and i'm gonna give five abdominal thrusts to force air underneath the object. it's like a "j" or a scooping motion when you're actually giving the abdominal thrust. if that doesn't work, i would go back and forth, back and forth between the back blows and abdominal thrusts to try and get the object out till the ambulance arrives. want to give it a shot? >> yeah. sure. >> come on over. okay. so we've confirmed she's choking. we've sent someone to call 911. take one of your arms all the way across and have her do what? >> bend over for me, please. >> great. >> and between the shoulder blades. >> right up here. great. and it would be one, two, three, four, five. great. and that didn't work, so stand
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her up. what do we need to find? >> her belly button. >> great. yes. beautiful. good. and how many? >> five. >> okay. so one, two, three, four, five. great. and hopefully that works. if it doesn't, you keep going till the emts get there. and how are you feeling now, cami? [ laughs ] >> a lot better. >> choking is no joke. you need to act fast. it's literally a matter of life and breath. for "tkn," i'm alexa. >> you can find out more first aid tips on our website. just follow the link. >> each week, we're seen in more than 200 cities and in thousands of schools. "teen kids news" also airs on the american forces network, which reaches u.s. military families all around the globe. this year marks a big milestone for us -- 10 years on the air. so this season, we're taking a look back at some of our favorite stories. >> they just don't make them
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like they used to. and that's why they look so much like the real thing. let me take you behind the scenes at the leading action toy company. whether making a model of morpheus from "the matrix" or a sculpture of "star wars"'s luke skywalker, this is where it all begins. gentle giant studios is the leader in digital scanning. the process allows an action figure to look just like the person it's modeled after. >> the digital technology, specifically the scanning, has revolutionized the way we make action figures. we're able now to scan actors and talent and re-create their likeness 100% without any loss of detail or character correctness, you know, that you might get with traditional sculpting only. >> this isn't an actor. it's our co-worker, will. he stepped in to hel demonstrate the full-body scan. >> basically what you have is four cameras registering where the laser falls on the body as the cameras move from top to bottom. basically, we can take the digital model and send it to
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film, video games, we can make an action figure out of him, we can do whatever we want. >> just a few years ago, toy makers relied on the keen eye of sculptors and painters to make figures recognizable. but don't worry -- these guys still have a job. sculptors add details that make the figures worth collecting, and painters bring the faces to life. >> it's my job to go ahead and try to improvise and make it look better than what we already started with. >> they roughly take about -- i don't know -- maybe a week and a half, two weeks to get some of these done, depending on how much detail you're involved with. >> joe started sculpting as a kid because he couldn't afford to buy his own action figures. now he has a ton of toys and a great job. the creators at gentle giant say if you want to get into this business, start training now. >> if you have the ambition to do this, go to school for computers. learn computer graphic programs.
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and if you're into sculpting, start sculpting. go to art school. get your education in that and give us a call. >> gentle giant also does digital scanning for movie effects. in fact, the company scanned tobey maguire to create a digital stuntman for the movie "spider-man." gentle giant says its next step is making movies of its own -- not bad for a company that started in its owner's garage 10 years ago. >> one of the leading causes of car crashes is driver distraction. if you take your eyes off the road for even a few seconds, by the time you look up again, it might be too late.
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carina got a chance to see how ford tests a new device that could be a true lifesaver for teen drivers. >> we're at the test track called the dearborn development center. and we're on the steering and handling route, which is a two-lane road that we'll be driving on to do our test today. >> these engineers are getting ready to test ford's new forward collision warning system. >> say you were going 50 miles an hour, and the car in front of you is going 30 miles an hour and you're distracted for whatever reason. the system monitors the driver to see whether or not they've done anything, like apply the brakes or steer out of the way, and if the system sees you have not done anything to avoid the collision, it will warn you with an authoritative beep... [ beeping ] ...and a heads-up display that flashes in the windshield. >> i want to show you something. this may not look like much, but it's a key part of the rig. that's because it's actually a heavy-duty balloon, sort of in the shape of a car. that's why ford calls this test
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the balloon car bump. >> the balloon car bump is a way to test two vehicles as they're about to collide with one another, but the target vehicle is actually a balloon. so when you get close and actually impact that balloon, nobody gets hurt, no cars get hurt, and we can run that test several times. >> so how exactly does this warning system work? it uses a technique borrowed from bats -- you know, the furry, flying kind. >> there's a radar behind this bumper right here, and it shoots out radio waves, and it can track a car in front of you. and it can tell how fast that car is going and whether or not you're about to collide with it. >> wow. that's really cool. >> yeah, i think so. >> once the balloon car is attached to the boom, we're ready to put the pedal to the metal. >> dale here is gonna drive the balloon-car rig, and you and i are gonna drive the ford explorer impact vehicle. so, you ready to try this out? >> yeah. let's go! >> okay. we'll put you in the passenger seat, and i'll drive the first
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one. >> all right. >> so, carina, what we're gonna do first is we have the forward collision warning system turned off, and we're going to simulate a crash with the balloon car. and as we get closer and closer, you'll see that we'll get no warning. so, you ready to give it a whirl? >> yep. >> all right. here we go. go ahead, dale. here goes nothing. [ engine revs ] everything's just fine. everything's fine. >> oh, my god! [ laughs ] >> so that is a simulated collision with a vehicle. >> that was fun. >> and we got no warning, as you saw. and that would've been about a 25-mile-an-hour collision. the car would have been totaled. >> then it was my turn.
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i get a chance to see what it's like to be a test engineer, when "teen kids news" continues. >> we're back at the test track in dearborn, michigan. ford engineers are resetting their balloon car so it hangs underneath that long metal boom. >> and in order to have that balloon car move, we've attached it to this boom vehicle here, which allows the boom car to move, the test car to move, and then we can have several collisions a day. >> basically, the balloon car allows engineers to study accidents without anyone getting hurt. mike is showing me how ford's new forward collision warning system works. and he's letting me experience it firsthand. >> so now we've switched seats, and you're in the driver's seat.
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we've turned the system off, so you can experience hitting the balloon car. so what i'm gonna do is have dale go ahead, and then we'll go right into him and see how it works. you ready? >> yep. >> okay, dale. go ahead. pull up a little bit. get up to about, oh, right around 40 miles an hour, give or take. perfect. we'll stay right in the center of the lane. and you're gonna be aiming straight center. keep your foot into it. foot right into it. >> aah! [ laughs ] >> good! very good. >> it wasn't so bad. >> [ chuckles ] we'll make a test engineer out of you yet. supposing that was a real vehicle, what would have happened? >> i would have totaled this car. >> right. and it would have been quite a collision. so that's what we're here to try and prevent. then let's turn the system on and try it again. >> okay. >> now go ahead and turn the system on. >> okay.
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[ beeping ] >> and it gives you an indication that it's on. now we're gonna go ahead and do the same simulated collision. but when the system warns you, go ahead and apply the brake. >> okay. >> okay, dale. go ahead. we'll be in the same lane as dale. and now it's simulating. the radar is tracking the vehicle right in front of us. [ beeping ] much better. >> wow. that's a great safety device. >> much better result. i think your parents would be much happier after that than without the system. >> definitely. do you think that this test can help save lives? >> carina, that's a great question. i'm so glad you asked it. i have young sons who will be driving soon, and i get up in the morning to come to work at the ford motor company to make safe cars even safer. and this system allows me to test the forward collision warning system and make just
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as effective as it can be, so i completely believe it can help save lives. [ beeping ] >> thank you so much for everything. i learned a lot. >> great. thank you. thanks for visiting ford motor company and seeing what we do. >> car accidents are the number one killer of teens. a lot of drivers may avoid becoming part of that statistic thanks to this funny-looking contraption. for "tkn," i'm carina. >> in "speak of the week," it's your turn to tell us what you think. >> most of us just can't wait until friday comes, so we want to know -- what do you like to do on the weekend? >> hang out with my friends, if i get the chance. >> hang out with friends. >> hang out with my friends. >> you know, i hang out with friends. >> hang out with friends. >> hang out with my friends. >> hanging out with my friends.
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>> i try to get my work done. i play a lot of sports. it's a time to just relax for a little bit. >> i play softball, and i like to read and watch tv and go to movies. >> i like playing volleyball. >> i like to play soccer. >> i play hockey in the winter. sleep a lot. >> i like to go ice skating and take pictures. i'm into photography. >> i love to read books, watch the news. >> on the weekends, i like to catch up on my sleep, you know, listen to music, watch a movie or something. >> and i agree with her. i like spending the weekend sitting in my recliner, watching tv, and listening to music, too. it helps me get ready for another week of school. with "speak of the week," i'm grant.
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>> grab a pen. aubrey has another great recipe from the culinary institute of america. >> remember earlier how we mentioned we were going to be making a toad in a frog? that's because we're going to be using an avocado instead of a piece of bread. we're going to take an avocado, and we're going to be using a knife. be careful. be gentle. just place the knife in the avocado, and we'll roll along the seed until you get to the other side. remove the knife, place the avocado in your hands, twist a little bit, and then open it up. now we're going to be removing the seed from the avocado. if you've never done this before, don't be afraid. you can ask someone to help you. it's very easy, and i'll show you exactly how you can do it in
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a very safe way. the way i do it, i like to have a towel to put the avocado on so i have a little bit of stability for the avocado. place the part with the seed onto the towel and gently place the knife over the seed and then give it a little bit of a whack. now take the seed with the avocado and the knife, and twist it just a little bit. see? very easy. now that we have the seed attached to the knife, we'll take that same towel, place it over the seed, and gently move the knife out of the seed. [ applause ] now we're going to fix the avocado so they don't wobble around as they bake by just slicing off a little bit from the edge of the avocado. perfect. we'll do the same thing to the other half.
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now come the eggs. [ chicken clucking ] we'll put the avocados onto a sheet tray and separate the eggs. take one bowl for the whites and another for the yolk. the easiest way to separate an egg is to use your fingers. let the white run between your fingers, and put the yolk into the smaller bowl. repeat. and now we're going to put the yolk into our frog. we'll sprinkle the avocado with salt, place it into a 375-degree oven for about eight minutes, and it'll be ready for us to eat. use a spatula. place it right onto a plate. i use a spoon so i can scoop out the avocado. you'll see that the egg yolk creates a sauce for the avocado.
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mmm. creamy, smooth, and delicious. i recommend having a little piece of toast to dip into the avocado as well. for "tkn," my name is aubrey from the culinary institute of america. have a great day. >> yum. you can find this and other cia recipes on our website. >> that's all for this week. thanks for joining us. >> we'll see you next time with more "teen kids news."
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steves: pause at any street corner to enjoy a vivid slice of neapolitan life. and don't forget to look up. with no yards, families make full use of their tiny balconies. this is basso living. basso living. what does that mean? it can mean "low." so, literally, low? this is like a small apartment -- two, three bedrooms for five, six, seven, eight, nine people to a family. the traditional, sort of romantic life in the streets. life in the streets, yeah. many people might have money to go away from here,
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but they still stay here. steves: no taste of naples is complete without a pizza. antica pizzeria da michele is a favorite. baking in just the right combination of fresh dough, mozzarella, and tomatoes in traditional woodburning ovens, this restaurant is considered by many the birthplace of pizza. they brag it takes several years of practice to get the dough just right. catering to pizza purists, the menu is brief -- just two kinds. marinara comes with tomato sauce, oregano, and garlic -- no cheese. margarita celebrates the unification of italy. named after the first italian queen, it comes with the colors of the italian flag -- red tomatoes, white mozzarella cheese, and a garnish of green basil.
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italians who come to the states are not impressed by thick and fancy pizzas. judging from the enthusiasm of those munching these hot and tasty pies, what really matters is not the quantity of ingredients, but the quality.


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