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joining me now is katey blaky of affiliate koco. good morning, where is the worst of this happening? >> reporter: well, good morning. right now we are standing where the worst of this fire has been burning now for almost 12 hours. we're in luther, oklahoma, about 20 miles northeast of oklahoma city. i want to show you the command post. i don't know if you can see it because of the glare but this is a map and they are looking at the hardest hit areas that the fire has affected and you can see a list of all of the volunteer fire departments who are here. they have them out here battling hot spots. we saw huge, intense flames yet. people when they think of wildfires think of grass fires, we saw these move from farm fields into towns. the flames were rolling over city blocks.
this morning we have about 60 firefighters at the scene, they're getting ready to go out for the day ahead. and the big problem here is the weather. so much of the country dealing with such an extensive drought for a long period of time. but here in oklahoma, we're experiencing unusual dry conditions and the wind. ed winds were whipping around 4 sclk, 5:00 this morning. i'm going to walk you here where the manufacturers are get going rest this morning. they have r.v.s hooked up over there so firefighters can stay hydrated. we're talking about 110, 113 degrees is what we saw yesterday here in oklahoma. we broke a new record in oklahoma city. and these firefighters out there on the front lines for some 12 hours, some of them, dealing with the heat and those conditions, the heat from the flames, and also the smoke. you know, we haven't been out here as long as these guys have been out here, but already my
throat is sore from just the smoke, the eyes, it just penetrates everything in this area. >> let me ask you about a possible cause here. you're talking about the weather, but we got some word earlier from officials that they were investigating a possible case of arson. have you heard anything on that? >> reporter: that is correct. oklahoma county is the lead investigator on this fire. they believe this fire here in luther may have been a case of arson. initially they were looking for a man in a pickup truck because someone called in reported seeing that man throwing off wads of paper already lit. they are working trying to determine who that man is. that's so unetling for so many people here in oklahoma. we already knew the conditions were bad. and then you have something like that take place. so much of this could have been preventible and didn't need to happen. >> certainly not. katey, thank you for the update
there. disgusting and atroerks. just some of the words officials are using to describe a suspected puppy mill in north caroli carolina. >> reporter: this is the worst puppy mill that i have seen in north carolina. those animals inside that house are suffering immensely. it is filthy, disgusting. there is garbage everywhere. it's filthy. some rooms have cages with dogs stacked on top of each other. in other rooms they're free among garbage. there's a room full of birds. >> that's uncalled for. if you can't take care of the dogs properly, you don't need to have one. >> the only thing that could drive something that devastating would be greed. there are so many puppies in there, and pregnant mothers,
there could be nothing more than greed. >> breaks your heart. the owners were arrested and are expected to face charges. rescuers say it will be at least a week before any of the animals can be put up for adoption. 20 grand for school, seems about right for a good college. but that is also the price tag for some kindergartens these days. how can parents afford it? we have some tips. mic mic and environmental recovery. long-term, bp's made a five hundred million dollar commitment to support scientists studying the environment. and the gulf is open for business - the beaches are beautiful, the seafood is delicious. last year, many areas even reported record tourism seasons. the progress continues... but that doesn't mean our job is done. we're still committed to seeing this through. ♪
checking stories now across country. we begin in minnesota where a u-haul truck struck a concrete beam. the driver was killed and two others injured at the mall of america. >> a crushing noise and i went over there and i went up the stairs and i seen one of the, i don't know what it was, collapsed on the truck. so i went around and i started
talking to him and ask if he is okay and he said yeah and he asked me to pull the seat back and i can't because i'm going to crush your ribs more. >> police say the driver likely misjudged the height of the truck and struck the concrete beam which then caused it to collapse on to the truck. in indiana members of a nudist camp are worried that plans to expand a highway will, well, expose them to noise and traffic. >> people come into that gate, they come in to relax. they don't want to hear tractor-trailers and cars and things flying up and down the highway. >> the project would bring the interstate right along the club which is a private resort founded more than 60 years ago. both sides are now considering putting up natural barriers like trees and shrubs. now to hawaii, where this
fighter jet was forced to make an emergency landing. the u.s. fish and wild life service camera captured the landing. this was one of four jets flying to japan. officials say they believe the jet was having fuel problems. we are focusing on education this morning, because summer is just about over. yes, school starts this month for millions of kids across the country. with the new school year brings new beginnings, new challenges and excitement as well. not just for the kids, but for the parents and grandparents. one of those challenges is paying for school. here is a look at some of the average costs. a private university averages more than $28,000 a year for tuition and fees. a public university is just over $20,000 if you are an out of state student, around 9 thousands for in state. private school runs around $22,000 a year and that starts as early as kindergarten. yes, more and more parents are
choosing private schools and are having to take out loans to pay for it. this is amazing that parents are taking out loans. are you seeing this, more and more parents taking out these loans to send kids to private school at such young ages? >> i see more and more loans being discussed. i think the stress i've certainly experienced with my clients. it's a tremendous amount of money when you think about $22,000 a year, that's close to $300,000 over a 13-year period. so it's a tremendous stress. >> do a lot of the people that you're working with, are they worried about it? because i guess, when you think about who might be the hardest hit by something like this, i would assume it's the middle class. >> yeah, it is. in more affluent families, they're able to come up with those dollars and in lower-class families they will often qualify for financial aid or grants and the middle class is hit the
hardest. >> they feel they're behind the clock. >> yeah. >> i want you to look at this clip. it's a documentary called "nursery university." take a look i want to ask you about it. >> i think the nursery school admissions process is a war zone. it's parent versus parent, toddler versus toddler. >> some schools run as high as $20,000 per semester. >> there are just too many children. >> we have a friend who didn't get into any. >> really? it's full? >> and actually considered moving. >> parents are crazy competitive. >> don't mention money. >> don't go off on tangent. >> don't push. >> you can see how competitive it was. they're doing anything they can to get them into school. granted that's new york city, it's not as competitive all over the country. but do you see this desire to get them in no matter what it takes, and really, what does it say about our public schools if
they're going to this effort to do that? >> you know, i do see parents that are really concerned about giving their child the most competitive advantage to be accepted to a school. i see that a lot and i view my job to defuse that anxiety. i feel like if you focus on fit and match the kids are going to find a spot in the school whether it's public or private and they're going to thrive. kids are resilient that way. i think there's a lot of mistrust towards our public schools. with all the reform we've had in the last ten years, the focus on standardized testing, i think we've seen a lot of skepticism and mistrust from parents. so they're turning to private schools feeling like there may be more accountability or there may be a better chance of providing child with more success in the long run. >> when we talk about the costs and competitiveness, is it kindergarten or is it college at this point? >> you know, it's definitely had a trickle-down effect.
we're so focused on college admissions in this country, it's on the front page of the newspaper every other day so that has a trickle-down effect. we became more stressed about high school, elementary school and now the stress can begin as early as preschool. >> what is the greatest concern that you hear from parents? >> i think all parents want the best for their child and they're not sure what that is. i think parents are trying to do right by their kid. so i try to remind them to trust their instincts and remember kids are resilient. >> thank you. >> thanks for having me. coming up, jump starting education in america. in one study we rank behind iran. we'll talk solutions and student in our 10:00 hour. and while we're talking fns and school. these are the states that have tax-free holidays for back-to-school shopping. these are the states that have
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good morning everyone, and good morning atlanta. home of the 1996 olympics. shaepg up to be a great day. it's 74 degrees in atlanta. cnn saturday morning. glad you're with us. the olympics kicking off their second week today and if the current medal count is any indication, the fight to see who can take home the most gold is
going to be fierce. the u.s. sitting on top the standings with 21. overall the u.s. leads all nations with a total of 43 medals. one man who hopes to get a medal is oscar pistorius. placing second in his qualifying meet, pistorius will now run in tomorrow's semifinals. as the olympic focus turns to track and field all eyes are on usain bolt. four years ago he smashed the record and took home the gold in the 100 meter dash but will he make history again? in true sprinter fashion, asked some quickfire questions about his. >> another gold medal or world record? >> gold medal.
>> world record in 200. >> 200. >> no 400. >> no. hell no. >> if you had to name your ultimate jamaican four by one, past and present. >> that's a heart one. it's definitely going to be me, blake. >> worst thing about being famous. >> all these interviews. >> what music do you listen to on your ipad. >> mostly reggae, wrap? >> west indies or united. >> what are you looking forward to? >> argentina. >> are you superstitious? >> no. >> what a modest guy. this morning we've been asking who you think is the star of this year's olympics and yeef
'been tweeting your responses. derrick says gabby douglas has truly been the star of the olympics. it was great to see history. and yes, the olympic diva and grechen wrote impossible to pick one olympic star. all are stars. well put. keep them coming, you can tweet me and i'll read them later. mobs of congress are running for the exits. getting out of town for summer recess. but what are they leaving behind? a lot of unfinished business. we'll take a look.
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welcome back. 23 minutes past the hour. for millions of kids, the summer is just about over. it is time to go back to school. but for congress, summer recess is just starting. and let's just say, they didn't finish all their assignments. we get more from cnn's senior congressional correspondent, dana bash. >> reporter: the congressional bolt for the exits. five weeks home. instead of boasting about accomplishme accomplishments, bipart son hand wringing. >> i'm disappointed, perplexed and somewhat confused. >> there's so much unfinished business. >> the american people are probably more polarized now than any time since i've been here.
and as a result, we see that polarization reflected here in the halls of congress. >> reporter: joe lieber man was talking about a classic example of congressional grid lock. cyber grid lock. stuck in the senate because of partisan differences. but that's just one stalled bill on a countless list of others. from food stamps to drought relief to cash for the post office. legislation left on the table. to be fair, congress did get some important things done so far this year, like extending federal aid for student loans and sanctioning iran. but it's not just our imagination. it has been far less productive than in the past. take a look at this. so far this 112th congress has enacted 151 laws. that's fewer then half the 385
laws enacted in the last congress and a lot fewer than the 460 laws enacted before that. a key reason this congress is less productive, divided government. more laws passed in the last decade when one party controlled all of congress. of course more laws don't necessarily mean better government. even so by historical standards, this congress is slow to move legislation. even issues both parties want to tackle. they can't find compromise. >> there certainly is plenty blame to go around. >> reporter: she was talking about cyber security. but it could alsoe said about most of congress's large stack of unfinished business. one retiring republican says he still has hope in a colorful if not alarming way. >> it's a little bit like an alcoholic in my mind. like, i think the place has to hit bottom before they realize they have a problem and begin to fix it. >> reporter: and members of congress will have a lot to fix around here when they return in the fall. some of the biggest issues facing the country when it comes
to the economy and people's wallets. not the least of which a critical decision about whether to extend bush era tax cuts and if so, for whom. dan na bash, cnn, capitol hill. dna and the fourth amendment. should people who are arrested for violent crimes but not convicted be forced to give their dna. now the supreme court is weighing in. apid wrinkle repair. it has the fastest retinol formula available. it's clinically proven to visibly reduce wrinkles in just one week. "why wait if you don't have to." rapid wrinkle repair. neutrogena®. recommended most by dermatologists.
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as of right now no new evacuations have been ordered. the ongoing drought has been blamed for playing a major part in these fires. there's a new strain of swine flu to tell you about. 16 people have been infected, most of them in ohio. all of. a fascinating legal battle is unfolding right now and it all centers on dna, specifically whether or not a state can obtain dna from a person who has been arrested but not yet convicted. about half the states do allow dna testing including maryland. but in april a divided state court of appeals struck down the law saying it violates a person's fourth amendment rights to privacy. maryland officials want the supreme court to intervene and earlier this week the high court did just that allowing the state's controversial law to remain in effect until the
justices have more time to consider it. joining me now to talk about this is chris, a dna policy expert and executive director of the global alliance for rapid dna testing. thanks for being here. nice to see you. i want to read to you a little part of the in chambers decision regarding the maryland case. collecting dna from individuals arrested for violent felonies provides a valuable tool for investigating unsolved climbs. that maryland may not employ a dually enacted statute constitutes irreparable harm. let me ask you, do you agree that not collecting dna from those arrested for violent crime constitutes irreparable harm? >> i sure do. and if you look at an example that that case from maryland sets forth, you can see it right there in the facts of that case. mr. king was arrested in 2009
for a violent felony. in the koeshs of that arrest, they took his dna and they ultimately linked him through their database to a 2003 rape case. now, this was a rape in which it was a home invasion. he was in a hat and a scarf, and the woman he raped had a gun held to her head the entire time. that's what they matched to when they took his dna at arrest for that 2009 case. that's the kind of harm that will occur, victims will be victimized like that if these kinds of cases aren't allowed to proceed. >> so in other words, if they had the dna in that data bank already, they might have run it through and seen who it was before something like that happened. >> that's exactly right. and this was obviously in 2009. mr. king's second offense that we know about, the likelihood, that somewhere in between that 2003 violent rape and the 2009 violent offense, that there may have been other things in between there also that we could have identified. >> right.
let me ask you, in its april ruling, the maryland court of appeals said obtaining a person's dna immediately after arrest isn't necessary infi'd i iing him and it's more invasive than finter printing. >> do you agree that dna testing is in other invasive than say fingerprinting. >> i don't think it does suffice. we have newer, better technologies. here's a couple of reasons why fingerprinting isn't good enough. number one, believe it or not, the fingerprint database is not as connected as you would think it was. there are different systems out there. so we may not get an identification from a case we have in front of us to a case in another part of the country because some databases don't really talk to each other. number two, it's not unusual for individuals involved in criminal activities to change their fingerprints, in other words to purn them off.
that's particularly true in border control, illegal immigration problems. talk to any border control officer and yeel tell you that they have a terrible time identifying people forefinger prints. they' they'll burn them off. the third issue is that the dna database is so much more extensive. you can only get a fingerprint from one source, a finger. you can get a dna from any number of biological sources. so your likelihood of getting a dna profile at a crime scene is much, much higher than it would be getting a fingerprint at a crime scene. >> now there's this new technology, rapid dna testing, that we may see everywhere, right? even at some crime scenes where you can find out a whole lot of information right there on the spot. >> well, you're right. it's coming. it's still in the beginning stages and it's going to change the way law enforcement
leverages the power of dna technology. where you're going to see it first is in the police stations. and the utilization is going to be where they bring a suspect in and they take his dna at that time for identification purposes. so within 60 to 90 minutes, maybe after they've done the interview, they'll know, number one, whether or not he is who he says he is, and they'll also know whether or not his profile connects to other crime scenes. it will be a while before we get to the point where we're taking a device like this to a crime scene. the reason is because dna technology is considered the gold standard for forensic dna. they set forth and says dna technology is really the best most rees labl deck nolgy out there. what we want to do is ensure is this new way of doing business is every bit as reliable as what we've always come to expect. so we're going to move steadily
forward with this new rapid deck nolgy. but we're going to do it in a way that really ensures that we can rely on this technology both to solve crime and to exxon rate innocent individuals just as much as the previous technologies. >> it is amazing to have it there in the police station. thank you so much and your time and your insight. >> thank you. >> the supreme court is expected to consider maryland's appeal in october. a deadly virus spread by human contact. health officials are hoping it's contained. we're talking about ebow la, next. but first, bears, moose and crystal clear waters. alaska's national parks are rich with wild life and history. this weekend as travel insider. >> reporter: it is twice the size of texas, fewer than 1 million human residents great national parks getting them,
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is visiting. he decided to visit after meeting with a relative of a victim. daniel plans to attend a memorial service as well. in uganda the world health organization says the ebola virus is under control. it has taken a troubling turn. a prisoner showing symptoms has escaped. he is one of 30 at this hospital with suspected cases of ebola. in a cnn exclusive, we got access to the hospital and its staff scrambling to contain the outbreak. >> reporter: this is the epicenter of an outbreak. the first thing we find out is our safety protection isn't enough. >> reporter: the reason this isn't acceptable is because it's this cotton-like material.
and obviously fluids, which are the key risk in contracting ebola can get sort of soaked into the material. let's keep going. what we've got is prepacked kits. in here there's various bits of kit. >> reporter: the virus is so deadly, you need extreme protection. >> inside the restricted area, no matter what you're doing you have to wear something like this. plastic overalls, aprons, hoods and a face mask. touching fluids, a patient or even an object can put you at risk. we're inside the hospital. and the first case was confirmed in late july. the rest of the patients fled. and health workers were some of the first to die. >> early on in the epidemic, they're often in contact with patients and then if they don't know it's ebola they may catch it themselves and transmit it to
the community. if you can't do that, you can rip it. >> reporter: within 24 hours of the first case, doctors without borders was on the ground. there is no cure for ebola and up to 90% of the people who catch it will die. so managing the fear factor is key. >> we use a lot of chlorinated water. >> reporter: olympia is in charge of the response. she says it's important to stay calm when entering the high-risk zone. this is the innermost exclusion zone. suspected cases of ebola, two confirm. the sickest too dangerous for us to get close to film. there is no treatment. all the doctors can do is give care. all the patients can do is give hope. >> the main objective when one of these outbreaks, is to contain it. because we cannot treat.
and we cannot prevention. so we must contain the spread of the disease. >> reporter: we're allowed only a few minutes inside and have to leave. it's the front line of the fight against the ebola outbreak. so no risk is worth taking. the goal, to stop the spread in uganda and even beyond. >> meanwhile officials in kenya are taking extra precautions after at least two patients showed symptoms of ebola. to so much children around the world, she is a real-life hero. some call her a saint. this morning we'll introduce you to a new york woman who has made it her mission to heal children wounded and maimed in war.
good morning, new york city. lovely shot there of columbus circle and fountains going. glad you're with us. for 15 years my next guest has been on a mission, a mission of making miracles happen. meet melissa. she has rescued more than 150 children from around the world. how does one woman pull off such a feat? not alone, through a network of doctors and hospitals, she brings children back to the united states for treatment providing them free care and a place to stay. her organization is called the
global medical relief fund. and just this week the group opened a brand new home for the children in new york called the dare to dream house. she writes about her crusade to save these children in her book "i'll stand by you". >> good morning, tell our audience who is beside you. >> ken, who is the reason i began the charity 15 years ago. >> so he sparked your whole mission? >> he certainly did. it was, he's the culprit. >> well, let me ask you. good morning to you. what do you remember about first meeting alyssa back in 1997, i believe it was. how did that happen and tell me about your experience coming to america. >> well, to make the very long story short, i wrote a few letters out asking for help to prosthetics. i lost both my arms and leg in
the bosnian war and one of the letters was answered by her. and i was surprised that one woman could help me where no organization could. and about a month or so later i was here in new york receiving help. i met alyssa who was so full of energy and positiveness that we became so close and she is like my adopted mom now. >> that is so sweet. explain to us the process of finding these children, and the process of getting them out of their own country and into america. how long do they stay, where do they stay, what happens? >> well, in the beginning of course i was very small. so since then, it's really the military in iraq. many of the requests, i would say 90% of the requests come
from the military. and now everyone is finding us. so the children are out there in this world that we live in. unfortunately there's so many. so we have the new children that become follow-up. so the follow-up children come back every year, depending how fast they grow. and of course there's new children. there's earthquakes, there's war. so they're finding us, actually, at this point. >> and kenan, you and your mom lived with elissa for four months during your treatment. you came back to live. tell me why? >> i became so close to elissa and she saw the situation in bosnia and she wanted to do everything she possibly could to give me a better life, to make sure that my future is set up for me. and she had gotten me into a college in the united states, which i graduated from. i'm currently in the united
states living here, working here, doing everything on my own. and it's all thanks to her. she made my life possible. >> and elissa, i know you've been all over the world, places like haiti, afghanistan, iraq, liberia, libya, just to name a few. i can't imagine how emotional it would be. tell us what it's like to see these children so desperate. >> you know, just seeing the kids in the situation they're in, it's so much bigger than yourself and you just know that you have to do whatever it is to do to help these children. and a lot of the times there is a lot of red tape bringing these children. for example, a boy now, i was in lebanon two months ago when i had seen a 15-year-old boy who was carrying on his shoulder back and forth to safety and he became a victim by stepping on a
land mine. so we're trying to get him because the american embassy denies it because he's a refugee, it's always a situation. the follow-up children easier, because they've been here before. but going to these countries like haiti and lebanon, iraq, it hasn't been easy. but we have succeed. >> you certainly have. but you do, get a lot of criticism for not helping children here in the u.s. i want to talk to you about this after the break. because it matters. at hp we don't just believe in the power of technology. we believe in the power of people when technology works for you. to dream. to create. to work. if you're going to do something. make it matter. energy is being produced to power our lives.
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welcome back. i'm continuing my conversation now with elissa and kenan. your organization is the global medical relief fund and the two of you first met back in 1997 when you saved kenan. in your new book you write all about your crusade to help children. but we talked about the fact that you are facing some criticism as well, even though you're helping a lot of kids around the world. how do you react to that? a lot of people say you should be helping children here in the u.s. >> yeah, constantly. right up to date. you know, in the beginning i was hurt and i couldn't understand. and now i just need to turn it off. because, you know, these are our children. they say, you know, help your own. well, they are our own. and our worse situations in this country, you know, is their very
best. and we don't have land mines here, thanks god, earthquakes and they don't have the resources that we have. and the shriners children's hospital which is the bulk of what the need is because of children of loss of limb. they help children in this country. they provide all of this. so if we can help these children, there's got to be something not right. >> and kenan just quickly, how do you feel seeing these other children come in. i would imagine you're a bit of a role model for them. >> i try not to look at it that way. i show them what i've accomplished with everything that happened to me and they seem to look at me and agree with that and i just try to show them how to live their life. >> well, i think you have an amazing story, kenan. happy to hear of all your success and elissa you're doing fabulous work. so thank you to both of you.
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but the unemployment rate rose to 8.3%. the rise comes from a change to the labor force. mitt romney called the news a hammer blow to the american people. whoil obama touted gains that the evidence that the recovery is working. he is a former chicago area police officer who now finds himself on the other side of the law. his name, drew peterson. and the death of his third wife along with the disappearance of his fourth has thrust him into the spotlight. for years the cases have been cold but now his high profile murder trial is heating up. i took a look back at the events that led peterson to this point. >> folks, this is the holiday season. >> reporter: if drew peterson did kill his third we've kathleen savio back in 2004, he certainly hasn't cracked under pressure. >> what happened? >> i don't know. don't know. i have neighbors go into the house and they found her dead in
the bath tub. >> reporter: eight years have passed since kathleen savio was discovered dead in the bath tub. at the time he was a sergeant. just a couple of days before they were to divorce, peterson said he went to check on savio with neighbors but didn't go inside until he heard a neighbor scream. peterson insisted he had nothing to do with it and the corner agreed. he ruled her death an accidental drowning. case closed. that is until the disappearance of yet another wife. stacy peterson, his fourth wife, gone in a flash. >> she told me she found somebody else and she was leaving. >> reporter: nobody has heard a word from her since october 2007. but we've heard plenty from ju beaterson. it was bizarre encount ergs like these. >> i'm going to camp myself in front of your house and see if
you like it. >> reporter: even as investigators began to close in on drew peterson. >> right now, drew peterson has gone to being a suspect. >> what do you get when you cross the media with a pig? >>. >> reporter: he's never been charged in stacy's disappearance but he is still a suspect. with wife number four missing, illinois investigators got curious. they exhumed her body for another autopsy. she had been buried 3 1/2 years. the day before drew peterson resigned from the police department. when asked about the body being exhumed, he said this on nbc. >> it's a shame that her rest in peace has to be disturbed for something like this when they did it once. now they're doing it again.
>> reporter: a few months after that interview, february 2008, a stunning reversal in cause of death. two coroners found blunt force trauma. the sister said she always lived in fear. >> we never felt it was an accident. she always told us, she said it would be an accident and to take care of her children. he was going to kill her. >> reporter: even the possibility of murder charges didn't keep peterson quiet. he seemed to relish his celebrity. in january 2008, during an interview with a chicago radio station, peterson suggested the station start a new contest called win a date withdrew. it never panned out. about six months later, a major blow in the pages of "the chicago sun times."
to friends who had agreed to wear a wire told the paper, quote, i should have had that blank cremated it would have cost me less and i wouldn't be going through this trouble. he also alleged he would be acquitted of savio's death. in may of 2009, he was arrested. and charged with first degree murder in the death of his third wife. he pleaded not guilty. from jail, he kept on talking, calling that same chicago radio station with another outlandish suggestion. >> i know we can't do the date withdrew anymore. >> yeah. >> but i think what we should do is win a conjugal visit withdrew. >> the lawyer called this a case of bad luck. >> we have one wife die in an accident and another who ran off. which may make him unlucky but nothing about either of those
two things. >> reporter: now 58, peterson has been in jail several years awaiting trial for murder of we number three and as recently as last month he was still chatting up reporters telling the "chicago sun times" he is sick of being called sinister. >> and we'll continue our discussion of peterson and the two cold cases. still to come, retired new york state police officer and security expert lou palumgo will join me. oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! woo-hoo!!! so that's ten security gators, right? put them on my spark card! why settle for less? testing hot tar... great businesses deserve the most rewards! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every day! what's in your wallet? here's your invoice. what's in your wallet?
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welcome back. returning now to the drew peterson case, which will go forward in an illinois court after a judge refused to declare a mistrial earlier this week. joining me now is the director of the elite group private security firm. he's also a retired police officer from new york. good morning. the drew peterson trial seems to combine two cold cases into one. two dead wives, one body. and one still missing. what challenges do you think the prosecution faces here, if any, in making their case? >> well, as we kind of stated simply before, randey, there's a lot of circumstantial evidence in this case. nothing directly tying him to the case as far as physical evidence, number one. number two, they have reclassified the demise of the
wife in the bath tub to be one which was a homicide predicated on ex-humaning her body three years later and determining that the laceration was the result of a blunt trauma. if anybody has ever been in a bath tub, you could sustain a blunt trauma injury. i think the case is highly problematic. unfortunately it's not what we know, often times, but it's what we can prove. and i think they've got an uphill battle with this case. >> wife number three, kathleen savio, first it was ruled an accidental drowning then a homicide. there were signs of a struggle. her hair was covered in blood, lacerations, scratches and bruising. how would that determine who killed her? >> well, begin, we're now going back three years after this young lady has been buryed.
initially if she had scratches what they could have done was checked the defendant's nails to see if he had any dna there. blood is the same thing. you know, but the problem with this is that when you're married to the person, it's not a shock to find your dna on your spouse. i'm not quite sure that the fact that she had blood in her hair constitutes a homicide. i think it constitutes the fact there was an injury, which might be consistent with why she drowned in a bath tub. i think the case is really problematic and the fact that they've had to go back two years later and exhume her body and try to reconstruction what they think happened with him is going to cause a huge problem. >> let's talk about drew peterson's friends because they were wired up and they recorded some pretty incriminating statements basically saying he
wished he had kathleen savio cremat cremated. how important with those recordings be to the case? >> i think they're important because they speak to his state of mind and a bit of callousness. but i'm certain that the defense is going to explain it if she hadn't been around he wouldn't have to continue to live with this thing. i don't think it's necessarily an admission of guilt. it's just a short sighted way or perspective on her demise. >> lou, appreciate your insight as we continue to follow this case, we'll watch it along with you. >> thank you. bullied at school and tied up and beaten. a teenager takes his own life. leaving his mother devastated. our abundant natural gas is already saving us money, producing cleaner electricity, putting us to work here in america and supporting wind and solar.
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every week at this time we take a look at bullying. an epidemic among youth around the world. our mission is to drive home the message is that it needs to stop. i've covered more of these stories than i care to remember and one day i hope it's a topic no journalist has to cover. other countries like south korea are battling against balanullie too. >> reporter: lim chee young reads the suicide note of her 13-year-old son. he juvernd out of the window seven months bag because he was
being bullied in school. her son's final words describe how he was robbed and beaten. electrical wire was tied around his neck and he was burned. she does not want to show her face on camera. she had no idea he was being bullied. she relives the day police called her to come who are. when she arrived she saw a body outside covered in a white cloth. i pulled back the cloth and saw my son i felt he's still warm. they told me he's already dead. when i looked up, i saw the open window. his bedroom has not been touched since that day. the parents and older brother all have trouble sleeping. as a teacher herself, lim says schools are not doing enough to protect their students. the school wants to cover it up, she says. just five months before my son
killed himself, a girl in the same grade committed suicide because of bullying but nothing was done. >> reporter: the school in question declined to comment but it's certainly not the only one with problems. in 2010 more than 350 teenagers between the ages of 10 and 19 committed suicide. that's almost one every day. the main reason for youth suicide in south korea is concerns over school grades. but school violence is also a significant factor. the problem has been recognized by the government counseling centers will be set up in 40% of schools by the end of this year. so-called we classes. standing for we, education, emotion. this counselor tells me before a student feels suicidal, he or she has gone through a lot of pain. if counselors intervene early enough, the child can be saved.
he is 17 years old and came to ask advice for his friend who is being bullied. he says bullying victims have a hard time because he feels they can't ask for help so he feels places like this are really important. schools are putting more focus on team sports. counsel lors say intense competition can lead to bullying. government figures suggest school violence, although still high, ha started to decrease. too late for this 13-year-old and another south korean family destroyed by bullying and suicide. paula hancocks, cnn, south korea. and if you would like to let me know what you think of our stories, tweet me now, be sure to use the hash tag bullying
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disgusting and atroe shus. animal rescue crews were shocked to find more than 100 dogs living in a trailer without electricity. >> this is the worst puppy mill that i have seen in north carolina. those animals inside that house are suffering immensely. it is filthy, disgusting. there are garbage everywhere. there are new born babies. it is filthy. some rooms have dogs with cages stacked on top of each other. in other rooms they're free among garbage. there's a room full of birds. >> that's uncalled for. that's just uncalled for. if you can't take of the dogs properly, you doen need to have them. >> the only thing that can drive something that devastating would be greed. there are so many puppies in there and pregnant mothers. there can be nothing more than greed. this is atrocious.
>> they're expected to face charges. it will be at least a week before any of the animals can be put up for adoption. in oakland protesters caused damage downtown. a brick was thrown through a window of an obama campaign office. nobody was hurt. more than 100 occupy oakland protesters were marching down the street at the time. it is super sat in london and for one man nick named the blade runner, the games are as much as defying the odds as gold. his name is oscar pistorius and today the double amputee became the first athlete in history to compete in the para-olympics and olympics. he will head into the semifinals tomorrow. and as kids head back to school, it is going to be a great weekend to hit those sales. there are 17 states that have
dates set for tax-free shopping. it's a big help of course for parents looking to get some back-to-school items for the kids. we're focusing on the state of our schools this morning. the former head of the d.c. school system, michele ree, she's got ideas of fixing schools and empowering students. i will also be back with headlines at the top of the hour. but first, your bottom line starts right now. >> there are only three more jobs reports until the election. how you feel about your job is more critical than ever. good morning, i'm christine romans. mark twain once said there are lies, damn lies and statistics. the job market created 163,000 positions new jobs in july. when you dig into the numbers you can see it's the private
sector doing the hiring here and the government sector that continues to lose jobs. when you look within the sectors you can see leisure and hospitality, 27,000 jobs created there. those are low wage jobs, though. in manufacturing 25,000 jobs created, net new jobs. that's even with the head winds from europe. i want to dig into the numbers longer term. because one month is just one month. the trend is so important when you're looking at the jobs market. this is that terrible, disastrous financial crisis and all the jobs lost, millions of jobs lost in that period. and this is the recovery. and this is what politicians fight about. this is the recovery here. you had a weak spot last summer, a weak spot this summer and now a job market that's doing just a little bit better. so what are the politicians saying about it? here's the spin. the white house focuses on this. 29 months in a row of private sector job growth. the economy has now added
ivate sector jobs for 29 straight months for a total of 4 million jobs during that period. and what about governor romney? they tend to focus on this. we've now gone 42 months with the unemployment rate above 8%. both of them are right, by the way. i'm joined by professor of economics and the director of the new documentary preliminary. if the economy can do this three more times, president obama will have gained back all the jobs lost at the beginning of his presidency. does that get him re-elected? >> well, historically or since world war ii, a president hasn't been re-elected with the unemployment rate over 7.4% but as you point out, he basically took office with the unemployment rate at 8.3%. the question on voters' minds is exactly what you said. it's all about a trend line, it's about people having hope and feeling they're getting out hi
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