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thanks for watching. see you monday. oronoco o what to na owatonna breaking news. midwest flooding. a state of emergency is declared for much of wisconsin and minnesota. as heavy brings force residents to evacuate and may only get worse. under fire. iranian president sparks a u.n. walkout after blaming the u.s. for the 9/11 attacks. we'll talk with sarah shourd, the american hiker locked up in iran more than a year about what life was like in prison. and mom arrested as these two girls fight, you can hear the mother of one of them cheering on her daughter. >> get her, sarah. get her, sarah. >> now she faces charges of child abuse. early this friday morning,
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september 24th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs the weekend is upon us. good friday morning to all of you. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> i'm harry smith. >> let's get right to the dangerous flooding. heavy rains left many areas covered in several feet of water and more rain in the forecast today. holly wagner of minneapolis station wcco-tv brings us up to date from owatonna minnesota. >> reporter: here in southern minnesota, the intense early autumn rain triggered flooding that flooded homes, the water kept rising through the night and the rain isn't over yet. the high water forced hundreds of people to leave their homes. floodwaters overwhelmed the town of owatonna where residents
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battled the rising water through the day. >> enough. enough rain. >> reporter: over ten inches of rain fell in some areas yesterday. and it's not just the damage to buildings and roadways. valuable farm labd is being swamped, as well. >> it's higher than we have seen it back in the early '60s so we're -- one record unchartered territory right now. >> reporter: the governors of minnesota and wisconsin declared emergencies for large parts of the state. in wisconsin, the small town of arcardia got the worst of it where the national guard has been called in. nearly 350 homes there were evacuated as three-foot waves of floodwater surged through the city. back in minnesota, residents worked through the day and into the night but for some it was a losing battle. >> feel really helpless watching the water come up in the basement and nothing to do. you just watch it rise. >> reporter: the red cross opened a shelter here in southern minnesota. somewhat drier weather is forecast for today and another
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storm system is expected on saturday. maggie? >> holly wagner in minnesota, thank you. we'll get the extended forecast in a moment from dave. first here's harry. >> all right maggie. one of the biggest issues in congress right now, those bush-era tax cuts expire next year not decided until after election day. democratic leaders made the decision as sarah palin announced a challenge to a key group of democrats in congress. cbs news congressional correspondent nancy cordes is in washington with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: harry, good morning. sarah palin positioned herself at the nexus between the republican party and the tea party working aggressively to get candidates elected from both camps and did intensity of the election season is having real impact on law making here in washington. in what was shaping up to be the biggest battle of the fall senate democrats backed down and decided to put off a showdown over bush-era tax cuts until after the all-important november elections. some democrats think that with
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the campaign out of the way, it would be easier to reach a compromise with the gop. republicans may be less willing to compromise if sarah palin's latest attack on vulnerable democrats succeeds. it comes in the form of a new website called take back the 20. alaska's former governor raising money, targeting 20 house democrats for defeat. they're all from conservative districts. and voted for the health care bill. >> if republicans turn out and conservatives turn out in these districts then the republicans may have a good chance to recapture those house seats. >> reporter: if they do palin will be able to claim partial credit. elevating her stature in a party lacking a clear leader with two years to go before the presidential election. in a new interview on fox news palin sent the strongest signal yet she's open to running for president. >> a reason to run is if nobody else were to step up with the solutions that are needed to get
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the economy back on the right track. i would offer myself up in the name of service to the public but i also know that anybody, anybody can make a huge difference in this country without a title, without an office. just being out there as an advocate for solutions that can work to get the country on the right track. >> reporter: now that the campaign season is in full swing, palin is using facebook to take swipes at the current administration almost daily. lies, damned lies. obama care six months later she tweeted to 260,000 followers last night. she doles advice on twitter, as well telling delaware's christine o'donnell to shun the national media. o'donnell said she is right. stopped doing the national interviews and when palin speaks, they listen harry. >> nancy cordes in washington this morning, thank you very much. joining us now conservative author ann coulter and strategist maria cardona. good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> ann, let me start with you.
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this whole i went on the website this morning with the 20 different congressional seats that she's trying to target. the sort of -- the pledge to america which sounded like a response to the tea party and to sarah palin yesterday. is she the defact to head of the republican party right now? >> she's very powerful. i mean the same way we kept being asked is rush limbaugh the head. she has that sort of influence right now and which is why i always find it kind of strange when people ask if she'll run for president. i liked what she said there. it's a threat to republican presidential candidates, you you better be saying the right things or maybe i will get in but to give up what she has now and run for president would be like rush giving it up an running for president. she has more influence than a president does. >> is that really the truth? is what that was yesterday in the interview, listen to me listen to who we are and if you embrace our orthodoxy you'll
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have a chance otherwise i'll put my foot through the door? >> well, i haven't spoken to her but i kind of took it that way. just you know, no more john mccains. no more bob doles. >> let me -- i want to switch this over to maria. just looking at this from an outside perspective, the republicans, the tea party, sarah palin, they're the ones with the momentum. think tier ones with the enthusiasm. if you're a democrat trying to run in this atmosphere what do you say, what do you do where do you go for a message? >> i think what you have to do is draw a clear contrast between what you would be offering as a democrat, especially to working class families and middle class families and what the republicans would be offering if they were to take over in november. and frankly, the pledge to america makes it very clear that they would be going back to the same regurgitated and importantly failed economic policies that were in place before 2006 when they were in
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power. john boehner said it himself. we'll be no different than we have been. >> they did a giant focus group online basically and said what do you want us to be about? that's what they wrote in this pledge. by and large seems to me it is about less government and less taxes. isn't that -- seems to me this atmosphere, this recession that doesn't go away even though it's officially over that's something to run on. >> giggling about that in the makeup room. the recession's over. yay! >> let's have a party. >> it's -- >> of course that's the republican philosophy and, yes, smaller government lower taxes. there's more to it. i mean in some ways it is the contract with america. it has some -- such simple points that you can't believe this isn't already the case. the contract with america, for example, had congress has to live under the laws it passes itself. this new pledge has congress gets three days to read a new bill. you have to cite the constitutional provision before passing a law.
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these are common sense proposals. >> maria, let me ask you this. is the president of the united states, is president obama an asset or a liability to democrats running this fall? >> well i think overall he's a hoonlg asset. but clearly, the democrats have to focus on their own districts and when's going on in their own campaigns. but again, i think that it would behoove democrats to make that distinction between what the democrats would be offering or going to continue to offer in terms of the change that everybody voted for and everybody's frustration is that change didn't come fast enough. republicans in power seeing from this pledge of america they would put the insurance industry back in power, wall street back in power. and frankly, middle class families and working class families would once again to the back bunner while they focus on the tax cuts for multimillionaires and billionaires and cost us $700 billion in the future. >> americans have six weeks to
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figure it out. maria, ann thank you very much for being here this morning. >> thank you so much. for more than a year we have been following the story of three american hikers arrested along the iraq-iran border. last week one of them sarah are shourd, was freed from prison in iran and since then calling for the release of the others, her fiancee shane bauer and friend josh fattal. after speaking her with her mom several times over the past year it is my absolute pleasure to welcome sarah herself. good morning. >> good morning. >> wonderful to have you here with us. >> good to be here. >> i saw you on sunday freed and looking at you today i get the same impression. there's not a look of joy, of celebration yet in your face. >> no. this is not what i thought it would be. you know, i thought this would be the end and at this point i don't know when the end is going to come so now i'm in a position of the families of anxiety and uncertainty and really no guarantees. of course, we have hope but we don't know when this is going to
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hope. >> hope that shane and josh will be released. have you had any word about how they're doing? >> no. as soon as i left the prison walls behind me there's absolutely no communication. and i have no way of knowing if they're okay or what's going on with them. you know if there's been changes in the conditions now that i'm not there any longer. >> can you tell us what your days were like? you spent most of the time 23 hours a day in solitary confinement. >> yeah. it's true. josh and shane were my lifeline. the day was spent anticipateing the time with them. >> how much time? >> nothing for the first almost three months and then half an hour. slowly increased with begging and pleading and, you know a lot of tears. but i would, you know anticipate and center my whole day around that time. my only human contact. so when the hour drew near and i never knew exactly when i would be taken out but i would
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start pacing around the room and wringing my hands and just often just crying full of anxiety, when i saw them compassionate, supportive young men. we would sit in a circle and hold hands and, you know every time i felt like i was slipping away, they would bring me mack. >> you would see them for an hour a day. the rest of the time you were in a room by yourself. how big of a room? >> about maybe five feet by ten. >> and that's where you had your meals? >> yeah. everything. >> everything? were they kind to you were the guards kind? >> it's a mixed bag. some are really compassionate. it is a difficult job to have to watch people suffering. the rest of the world, you know prisoners are practically invisible. their pain is invisible. we can't see shane and josh right now even though they're cramped in a little cell. their cell is the same as mine and two of them so with the beds taking up half the room they exercise side by side on a space
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the size of a towel and they have no idea when to get out. they have committed no crime. they don't deserve to be there. and so i want to make their pain more visible. my pain was invisible and the guards slammed the door and walk away. no matter how much i cried and or at times i screamed. you know? >> are you hopeful that they will be with you? that your fiancee shane that proposed with you in prison will be soon? >> of course i'm hopeful. you know, hope is what sustains you and we know this is going to end. there's too many people and governments around the world that want this to end. and i believe there can be you know a resolution that both sides are satisfied with. i believe it's better for everyone to end this. >> we wish you well. we'll stay with it until it's over. thank you so much sarah shourd. nice to meet you. >> you, too. time for a check of the news with jeff glor at the news desk.
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good morning. >> good morning, everyone. three members of the international space station crew including an american woman supposed to be back on earth this morning. instead, they're stuck in orbit. thanks to bulky clamps holding up the reentry spacecraft. we get the latest from cbs news space consultant bill harwood in orlando, florida. bill, do flight controllers know exactly what's wrong and h to fix it and in any way danger this morning? >> reporter: well i'm not sure about what it takes to fix it. when they last left this and they went to bed, unresolved and not clear what the problem was. this is an extremely reliable system using it for decades. these hooks that hold the soyuz capsule in place to release to let it go didn't happen and they have to fix that. as to whether they're in danger or not no. they were perfectly safe inside the capsule but the issue is they have six people on board. two of the capsules and if there's an emergency for a quick evacuation, right now until this is resolved three of those crew
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members can't get off. that's something that gives you pause for concern. >> yeah i would say so. john harwood from orlando this morning, thank you so much. we'll be checking with you soon. 41-year-old teresa lewis, the first woman executed in this country in five years. protesters gathered outside the virginia prison where lewis given a lethal injection last night and convicted of arranging the murders of her husband and his son for a quarter million dollar life insurance policy. popular 1950s singing star eddie fisher has died. ♪ oh my papa to me he was so wonderful ♪ fisher singer best known for marriages, of course first in 1955 to film star debbie reynolds. they were called america's favorite couple and then in the biggest scandal, he left her to marry elizabeth taylor that divorced him in 1959. to marry richard burton. fisher died wednesday in
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california of complications from hip surgery at age 82. just about 16 minutes past the hour right now. dave price, back from las vegas. good morning. >> got your vega. it is on its way here. at your house later today. >> very nice. >> serious stuff to get to right now. just about three inches in many places but as you head to southern minnesota, we're talking about six to ten. they got walloped yesterday. look at this 24-hour loop. it just rolls and rolls and rolls. heavy rains, windy yesterday. we w
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>> forgive me. talking about owatonna minnesota. continuing to watch it. west coast looks good. time. guys? >> you oh a ton of apologies to
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them. just kidding. two girls slug it out. it's on tape. a mother arrested for egg ogen her daughter during the fight. we'll take you inside this case that's causing quite a controversy. also this morning, lindsay lohan's drug abuse lands her back in court today. could she be back behind bars? plus facebook's founder mark zuckerberg has a lot of friends and now even more with a huge donation to help public school children. we'll have the inside scoop own his facebook philanthropy here. recently, sharp made a major leap
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welcome back. a mind-boggling video circulate circulating this morning not because it shows two girls fighting but because you hear the mother of one of the girls egging on her daughter. this morning she faces five years in prison for child abuse. we'll talk about the case when we come back.
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elizabeth wenger. there's a new possibility on good morning. it's 7:25. time for news headlines from cbs 5. i'm elizabeth wenger. there is a new possibility on what caused the pipeline explosion in san bruno. the "chronicle" reports bacteria inside of the pipe may have weak ends it similar to an explosion 10 years ago in new mexico. in san bruno today, work will continue to clear burned homes to make way for reconstruction. there is a chance california will have a new budget soon. the governor's office reports some progress in this week's talks with legislative leaders. they plan to work on details over the weekend and meet again. a federal judge is expected to rule today on whether california can resume executions at san quentin. the judge blocked state deaths by lethal injection back in 2006 because of the pain it caused. well, now the state has a new death chamber and new
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procedure aimed at addressing that problem. traffic and weather right after this.
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happened sometime in the 6:00 hour on hegenberger. it's now closed in both directions right at leaf. oakland pd is on scene. they are diverting traffic around the area making it tough for people to head to oakland airport. 98th avenue is the alternate. again, it happened at hegenberger and lead. use 98th instead hegenberger shut down. traffic is backed up so give yourself some extra time. that's the athat's a look at your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, gianna. >> reporter: san jose this morning, plenty of sunshine already. and with all that sunshine, temperatures today are expected to be warmer. today's highs lower 90s inland. lower 80s around the bay and the lower 70s for the coastline. continued warm weather, unseasonably warm through tuesday. monday and tuesday triple- digit highs in the hottest spots, 80s at the bay, 70s at the coast. wednesday and thursday temperatures start to cool down.
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of us. hello, friday celebrating humans. look at them out there. wow. they're ready for some fun. we'll try to help them with that a little bit. welcome back. this morning ark lot of us are wondering when's going to happen to lindsay lohan today? >> yep. >> she's going back to court after failing a drug test. she tweeted that. the judge has already warned her that every positive test could mean another 30 days in jail. we'll ask our friend jack ford what's in store for the troubled star. also ahead this morning, we told you yesterday of "sesame street" dropped katy perry as a guest. this morning, we get the muppets
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point of view. elmo will be here celebrating the 41st season of "sesame street" starting on monday. there are far too many videos on the internet showing girls fighting each other but this is an especially ugly one in florida causing police to lock up a parent. jeff glor is here with the story. good morning. >> good morning again to you. a local sheriff says a local mother watched and encouraged the daughter's fight and now facing criminal charges. captured on video, the disturbing fight in palmetto florida. >> get her, sarah. >> reporter: two 16-year-olds apparently fighting over a boy. >> attack her! throw it! throw it! >> reporter: it's a scene most parents would cringe at a cheering crowd encourage the girls to beat each other. trying to get this [ bleep ] on youtube. >> reporter: one voice was not a
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schoolmate but a mother. the woman in the white shirt is one of the girl's moms and police say she's guilty of a crime. >> basically in shock a parent can sit there and watch their child or any child involved in a situation like this and not intervene. pretty obvious that this is child abuse. >> reporter: the manatee county sheriff's office charged 39-year-old april newcomb with third-degree child abuse for encouraging the girls to fight. she acknowledged she was, quote, wrong and i understand where you all are coming from. i think, unfortunately, it was going to happen no matter what. it seems that she knew about the fight before it even began. there she is walking with her daughter to confront the other girl. the fight lasted about three minutes. it convicted newcomb could face up to five years in prison. newcomb posted a $15,000 bail and was released from jail. police do say that nobody was seriously hurt in that fight. maggie?
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>> jeff, thank you very much. psychologist dr. jeff gardere joins us now. good morning, jeff. >> good morning, maggie. >> this woman faces five years in prison. in your view was her behavior criminal? >> it was criminal, atrocious. it was absolutely stupid and i think she realizes what she did was wrong. good parents does not dictate you egg your child on. you work with your child and teach them conflict resolution skills and i have to point out she was afraid that her daughter might get hurt in the back of the head because she had a previous head injury and as we can see, she's hit with rapid punches in the back of the head several times and this is horrific. >> not only caught up in the moment, we see her walking with her daughter to the fight and appears she knew about it beforehand and didn't try to stop it. where's the parenting here? >> seems like a lot of people knew about it. you can see they're soshded by folks, you know they posted this thing on youtube, of course.
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the parenting was nonexistent here and i think we have seen this before where parents are caught up living vicariously through the children and i guess she wants her daughter to win because in her own way she is helping her daughter with her self esteem and absolutely the wrong thing. she wants herself to win saying she has a champion on her hands but it is again, atrocious. >> another mom shows up and doesn't stop it either. so why is this happening? i mean it is not just lone mother that was clueless but at least two in this case. >> absolutely. as well as other people surrounding them. we're seeing more of the girls gone wild sorts of situations. as women have gotten more rights, equal
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>> good morning, harry. >> goes back to court today. what will happen? >> we're in the sure. the judge hasn't said yet. she could walk in and say, you know what? i'm pleading not guilty to this. there's another circumstance involved and in case they probably set it down for a hearing date. >> call witnesses to prove it? >> she could walk in and say as she said on the twitter feed look made a mistake. we breached the requirements here and it could be handled right an away today. there's no issue. what will i do as the judge? >> sure. >> a couple of possibilities. >> is the choice going back -- i mean, a myriad of choices. >> right. >> but among them going back to rehab or going to jail? >> you know what? when you have a violation of probation, the judge has a vast opportunity in terms of what he or she is going to do here. we know that the judge warned her saying if you come back bring your toothbrush. you are going for 30 days. the judge doesn't have to send her for 30 days. >> their 30 days isn't really 30
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days. it is a day or two days. >> if i'm a lawyer i might say, we have set up our own rehab schedule and going to a hard-core place where she is going to be there for 30 45 days, whatever it takes. let's do that. that's a better resolution of this than dropping her in jail for 30 days but as you said even if he says 30 days questions is the integrity of the justice system. if 30 days is 5 days who's it helping? not helping the system. >> on the other hand among the heinous crimes committed out there, all of this time all of this court time being consumed by -- >> it's a -- you have to have respect for the justice system and for sentences but as you said, is this a murder? clearly not. something to be dealt with in some fashion? obviously. >> another issue is a deal to make a movie. if you're representing her and you can stand there in front of the judge saying look this is -- one of the things we know that will help her along the way is getting her employment and
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if you promise the rehab or whatever else would a judge listen to that an argument like that? >> could be a big problem. i had a client say to me, i don't want to be on probation. let me do the jail time. i won't do well on probation. i'll sign off for 30, 60, 90 days without somebody looking over my shoulder. it would not be a good thing but professionally needing to get out to do a film maybe in november, it may well be she might say -- i have no information, let me do the time. get out and work through the process myself. >> would you think she is going to be in the clinker tonight? >> i don't know about that. i don't think she's going to go home ultimately. some place else but i don't think it's home. >> jack ford thanks so much. >> all right, harry. facebook founder zuckerberg friends new jersey with $100 million donation. we'll have that story when we come back. when we
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a big welcome to all our friends out on the plaza and here's a kind of friend we'd all like to have mark zuckerberg the billionaire behind facebook donating a huge chunk of change to one of america's needistest school districts. >> reporter: at the founder of facebook, you wouldn't think he would neetd any more friends but he just picked up another 39,000 of them. they are the students of newark new jersey's public schools. and the recipient's of the ceo's $100 million donation. >> for somebody to give back to newark and the kids of newark is wonderful. >> reporter: the 26-year-old biggest charitable contribution is headed to one of the nation's lowest performing school districts. just 40% of newark's students learn to read and write by third grade. and only 46% graduate from high
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school. this, despite spending nearly $20,000 per pupil, the highest in the state. zuk kerberg, who attended harvard university and is the subject of the soon-to-be-released film "the social network" is not the first billionaire to earmark private funds for failing schools. last year, bill and melinda gates promised $90 million to the memphis school district and another $100 million to help students in tampa zuk kerberg is working with newark's democratic mayor, a rising star in new jersey politics who zuk kerberg is now counting on to turn around the state's largest school district. >> he's going to have to be bold and he's going to have to be innovative and really bring the newark school system up to par. >> reporter: initial plans for the money include merit pay for teachers and expansion of charter schools.
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two priorities the school district believes will be $100 million well spent. seth doan cbs news new york. >> you got to give props to the mayor of newark traveling around the country making all kinds of friends, oprah is his best and now gets this huge donation. >> it is not a matter of it the money. if you don't spend all the money in the world wisely -- i think the bar is raised really high for everyone there to deliver to make the schools better. >> the question is how much is to counterbalance some of the negative p.r. from this movie "the social network". >> right t. doesn't necessarily portray it in the best light can can, you thought? >> a whole other story than today said he didn't want this donation to come out now, so this whole to and fro -- exactly. this movie does not portray him in the most positive light. >> everyone says it is fanatic, though. >> it is amazing. i did see it. >> getting amazing reviews this
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people are outraged the way elmo is cavorting around the screen with katy perry. >> look what she's wearing, she looks good. >> celebrating its 41st anniversary and elmo will be with us later this morning. >> se now dating katy perry. >> i'm going to put him on the hot-seat and find out what the deal. >> today, the letter "x." [ laughter ] >> times three. >> stay tuned, the muppets
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it is 7:55. time for news headlines from cbs 5. i'm sydnie kohara. there will be a funeral today for the 15-year-old novato high school student who was killed in a suspected drunk driving crash. he was one of three teenagers in a car last friday when it hit a tractor-trailer. the 16-year-old driver now faces manslaughter and felony dui charges. there is a chance california will have a new budget soon. the governor's office reporting some progress in this week's talks with the legislative leaders. they plan to work on details over the weekend and meet again monday. and uc-berkeley is cutting more staff. the university will get rid of 200 jobs next year. that will save about $20 million. cal won't say, though, which jobs are on the chopping block. but a consultancy firm told
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the university is has too many managers. >> traffic and weather right after this. [ male announcer ] as the ceo of hp carly fiorina laid off 30,000 workers. when you're talking about massive layoffs, which we did... perhaps the work needs to be done somewhere else. [ male announcer ] fiorina shipped jobs to china. and while californians lost their jobs fiorina tripled her salary. bought a million dollar yacht. and five corporate jets. i'm proud of what i did at hp. [ male announcer ] carly fiorina. outsourcing jobs. out for herself.
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[ barbara boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. good morning from the traffic center. ' tape from chopper 5 we actually showed earlier this morning or took earlier this morning. it's a motorcycle accident on hegenberger. hegenberger is shut down at lead. we still have lots of activity
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on the scene. that intersection will be closed for quite some time as they clear this out of way. traffic diverted towards oakland airport so give yourself some extra time. we are seeing delays around that area. over to our maps, we have a couple of other things to report this morning. westbound 4 somersville accident in the left lane and westbound 24 at the caldecott tunnel on the orinda side, looks like lanes are blocked there, traffic is slow in both directions. that's a look at your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, gianna. ocean beach, plenty of sunshine. plenty of sunshine for the entire bay area. seven-day forecast, lower 70s along the coast, lower 80s around the bay and the lower 90s inland. over the weekend, from the mid- to upper 90s inland. by monday and tuesday, temperatures close to 100 degrees in the hottest spots. mid-80s around the bay and the mid-70s along the coast. temperatures will start to back off a bit wednesday and thursday.
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visit today. th there's no mistaken when it's friday on the plaza. there is a different energy to the crowd. you can feel the excitement for the weekend. welcome back to the "early show." i'm maggie rodriguez with harry smith. what you looking at? >> a sense somebody's celebrating oktoberfest or -- >> yes. they're having a big parade here tomorrow in the city. >> huge. >> that is miss german america herself. >> that is? that's her. >> that is her. >> i thought i recognized her. wow. >> we have -- hem oh. we
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we have a lot coming up. the abuse of prescription drugs by teenagers. such a problem, the drug enforcement administration is holding a national take-back day tomorrow. bring all unused prescription drugs in your home to local collection points to keep them out of the hands of your children. we'll hear what else you can do to keep your kids safe. >> also, here's a question for you this morning. what if magnum p.i. and one of the band of brothers teamed up in a great new tv series? right? well, that's happening on cbs. tom selleck, dolley wahlberg along with actress bridget moynihan. there they are. they're in the studio. >> hello. >> i saw -- i've seen the first episode of "blue blood" getting great reviews. it's really really good. no kidding. that premieres tonight right here on cbs. >> first, let's check the news. mr. jeff glor is inside at the newsdesk, good morning, jeff. >> maggie thank you very much.
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good morning, everyone. a flooding emergency in the midwest this morning. flash flooding forced hundreds in southern minnesota and wisconsin to leave their homes. polly wagner of our station wcco is in owatonna this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jeff. both governors of wisconsin and here in minnesota declared emergencies in large parts of the state. we are here in southern minnesota where folks spent all day yesterday and a good portion of the night battling the rising water. everybody >> everybody is pulling together. it's helped for everybody. whoever needs help gets help. >> reporter: the heavy rain from the fast-moving water that knocked out roadways and inundated homes. floodwaters overwhelmed the town of owatonna. >> the last couple of hours, it keeps rising. it's not stopping. >> reporter: more than ten inches of rain fell in some areas yesterday. the high water damaged roads, homes and valuable farmland. in wisconsin, the small town of
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arcadia was hard hit. the national guard was called in to help. nearly 350 home was evacuated. >> the house i went to we evacuated, just above the knee. a couple of the areas where we walked through, above the belt buckle. >> reporter: folks here in southern minnesota are going to get a little bit of a break from the weather today. jeff, another storm system is expected this weekend. >> and we'll keep watching holly wagner holly, thank you very much. in virginia, teresa lewis has become the first woman executed in this country in five years. protesters gathered outside the prison where the 41-year-old lewis received a lethal injection, condemned for hiring two men to murder her husband and his son in 2002. three members of the international space station including an american woman supposed to be back on earth this morning instead are stuck in orbit. holds the soyuz refused to open.
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trying to free the soyuz but failed. they will try again today. in indonesia, an air show horror. single engine aircraft clipped the ground before crashing and bursting into flames. that pilot is in critical condition. go back outside now. dave price another check of weather
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>> when i started using pills, i was 15. i just took them and fell in love. >> everyone is high school does it. it's like a thing to do in high school. >> i had thoughts of robbing a pharmacy. >> by all appear answers they are unlikely drug addicts, from loving homes, in well to do neighborhoods. these kids are among the more than 3 million teens who admit to having abused prescription drugs. many like megan, get their fix from the family medicine cabinet where she found oxycontin, an opiate prescribed for pain, one of the most abused drugs in america. >> my mom had surgery. she had them in the cabinet. she didn't notice. two weeks later i was taking them 24/7. >> how easy is it to get prescription drugs. >> some kids find a way to get ahold of the prescription like the paper from the doctors. we go to several differ doctors and get a couple bottles.
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>> how much would you use? how often would you use it? >> every day. >> every day. >> every day. oxycontin, klonopin. >> you could be a pharmacist. >> probably. >> although these kids try to hide it their addictions were identified and they are currently receiving treatment. >> somewhere along the way you've got to figure out how it is you're going to stay clean when you get out of here. >> how did your parents not know you were high. >> i would make up excuses. if i started to vomit because i was too high. i would be like i'm sick. i ate something bad. >> they believed you. >> i think my mom kind of wanted to believe me. >> prescription drugs. why do you think that's growing in popularity? >> easier access. it's almost like a safer way to get it. you don't have to go to the corner. >> that sense of security has led to an epidemic. >> the abuse of pharmaceutical drugs is up around 9% over just last year. the teens who abuse prescription
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drugs for nonmedical purposes, they did it before the age of 15. >> in an effort to reduce pill abuse and theft, the u.s. drug enforcement administration will hold its first nationwide prescription drug takeback tomorrow. people can safely dispose of unwanted medication at more than 3,000 sites around the country. >> there are parents out there that say not my kid. no way. >> i would say don't blow it off. they are everywhere. >> it can happen to anyone. there's no person or kid out there that has a bubble around them saying they will never do drugs. >> reporter: michelle miller cbs news, new york. here to talk more about this is early show contributor dr. jennifer hartstein she's a child and adolescent psychologist. >> good morning. >> 400% increase in the last 10 years. why do you think it's been so dramatic? >> it's an incredibly huge increase. i think there's ease of use. >> easy access like the girl
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said. >> it's in your house, your medicine cabinet. you don't have to seek it out. you can hide it more. the signs aren't there, so the parents can know what you're doing. >> what's also scary, kids are younger and younger. kids as young as 12 years old doing that. >> 12 and older. >> if your kid smokes you can smell the smoke. if your kid drinks you can see they are drunk. if they abuse prescription drugs, how can you tell? >> it's harder. talking about feeling hot, maybe they are nauseous eyes are red, nose running, lethargic, trouble in school. some of the signs are the same. it's much harder to look for. you have to look in your cabinets and see what's going on. >> not just cabinets. aren't there other hot spots. >> medicine cabinet. kitchen, households appliances. garages, they are using inhalants in the garage. you want to look any place there's some sort of chemical you can look there. >> you can talk to your kids about drug abuse. what can you do besides this to
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prevent this. >> mrs. three things. the first, monitor. know what's in your house. know what's in your cabinet. do an inventory. the second thing is secure it. you want to really know lock it up keep it protected. the last thing you want to do throw it away. dispose of the things you're not using. get rid of it. that action tomorrow is about. >> they will dispose of them. >> right. >> i think this next tip will be particularly helpful to parents. you may not realize it but your child may be using drugs using code words. >> we have to think about what that is. one thing they talk about a lot, farming. going and looking through. chill pills or tranqs big boys. cough medicine is thing, too. they may use tussin or skittles. that's using cough medicine to get high.
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>> like the one girl said no child is in a bubble. >> parents really need to pay attention to their own attitudes and teach that to their kids. >> jennifer hartstein, thanks so much. coming up, a police drama and family saga, tom selleck, donnie wahlberg and bridget moynahan is here to tell us about their new series "blue bloods." cbs "blue bloods." we'll be right back. .. yellow. banana. the standard rgb color system quattron produces more colors... banana! ...and makes images brighter. banana! banana! when seen in 3d -- whoa! whoa! aah! quattron makes tv so realistic... whoa! won't believe your eyes. [ male announcer ] aquos quattron 3d from sharp. [ engineer laughs ] you have to see it, to see it.
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the new cbs crime dram na bleu bloodz following three jen stwrags rations of a tight-kmit family. we'll speak with the stars tom sell lick donnie wahlberg and bridget moynahan in just a moment but first a sneak peek. >> oliver young has a felony record and bought a gun illegally. >> he bought it for self-drvs. >> i'm not defended him, i'm just saying. >> it sounds kind of like you are. >> you have a zero policy for
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drug crimes. >> who's side are you on? >> donnie wahlberg is detective danny ree gan and bridget moynahan plays assistant d.a. erin reagan. the family this morning. how is everybody? >> we're good. >> i got a chance to see it last night. congratulations. >> thank you for that. >> the paper is all full of phenomenal news. looking at "the daily news" four stars for bleu bloodz. >> did we. >> i'll hand it over. tom, you got your picture in the paper. >> yeah, i know. the carrier, my dad. >> so many questions i don't know where to start but in this role you play the commissioner of new york. >> yeah. >> but you are wearing a uniform. >> yeah. >> which is a little different than new yorkers are used to. my question is when you put that question on what did it feel like? >> well, you know i'm trying to be a good actor, as we learn about accuracy i wanted to know what the ribbons were so i did
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my homework and right up at the top is a black ribbon that says wtc and that's a first responder. and it just reminds us of i think, all of us of the responsibility you know robin greene, who wrote for "the sopranos" now writing this show said at the press conference you know we've done anti-heroes, we want to do a show beheroes and i think that is the perception and reality with nypd police officers. >> and it's also, the show is not just hero worship because these people this is a real family with real complexity right? here you are, amidst all this testosterone. right? >> the story of my life. >> so, when you found out you would do a show with these two guys, what were your first thoughts versus the reality once you got on set? >> well you know tom was
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obviously a draw and and donnie and i had worked together before so i think there was already an ease there and comfortability that i was really looking forward to being with and it's been the same way. our first day altogether with a family scene, we shook hands introduced ourselves and dove right into the relationship. >> and started a fight. >> yeah. >> started a fight. >> the family dinner scene was our first day's work so it was kind of how do you do? we're family. >> wow. so, wahlberg boston guy, right, playing a new york cop. >> we got to go right there don't we? >> there's nowhere else to go pal. [ laughter ] >> i'm -- i'm begging them to let me be a mets fans the writers. they still want us to be a yankee fan but i'm trying to you know i'm sliding -- my paychecks back under the table to let me wear a mets hat in the show instead of a yankees. but out in the streets it's
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great, you know, a lot of fun. i think since the red sox won the world series new yorkers have lightened up with torturing us. >> you think? what are you drinking, man? >> what they do now, instead of you know saying go back to boston, you know with an angry face they say it with a smile, you know what i'm saying? it's different now. >> well never mind. we don't have to go there. you are in los angeles right? >> yes. >> you have a 3-year-old? >> yes. >> you did move back to do the show or how is that all -- >> yeah, we moved back here for the show and it's -- it's fine. new york's actually a really good city for kids lots to do. >> actually, we all did. we all -- my youngest son all relocated kind an opportunity we didn't want to pass up but is tricky commuting. >> no question. but, shooting in new york may i just say, as a new yorker as an adopted new yorker here over like 25 years now, but thank you for shooting this in new york
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because it makes it that much -- the very first scene i said i know exactly where that is that's in washington heights. there's the g.w. bridge, i ride my bike there. it makes it real. >> we think it was another character in the show. it was clear it reflected that in the script and it's pretty hard to argue it's not a better show to shot here. cbs had to step. >> up it cost more money. no question about that. the other question quickly before we let you guys go jesse stone still alive? >> jesse is alive and well seven is in the can called "innocence lost" when they offered me since it was cbs, i said cleverly um how about another one? so we're writing number eight. >> ahh, very good. very good. very good. congratulations, really it's very compelling show and seems so well done. >> thanks. >> and heart and brains all seem in the right place. friday nights, right, 10:00? >> yeah. >> tonight. >> keep on fighting kids.
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>> we are. do appreciate it "blue bloods." >> i do love new york. >> he does he says so. it premieres tonight at 10:00, 9:00 central on
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good morning. it's 8:25. time for news headlines from cbs 5. i'm elizabeth wenger. there is a new possibility on what caused the pipeline explosion in san bruno. the "chronicle" reports bacteria inside the pipe may have weakened it. that's what happened in a similar explosion 10 years ago in new mexico. there will be a funeral today for the 15-year-old novato high school student who was killed in a suspected drunk driving crash. he was one of three teenagers in the car last friday when it hit a tractor-trailer. the 16-year-old driver now faces manslaughter and felony dui charges. governor schwarzenegger and legislative leaders have agreed on a framework for a new budget. the governor's office says they will work on details over the weekend and hope to have a deal
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next week. the budget, if your' counting, is now a record-breaking 86 days overdue. traffic and weather right after this. just a
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good morning. let's starts you off in san bruno. multi-vehicle accident reported southbound 280 just as you connect on 380. traffic really backed up into daly city through there. use 101 as an alternate. not too far from there, in pacifica an accident northbound highway 1 at paloma.
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all lanes are blocked. traffic really slow and go. it's very sluggish. delays back from the sharp park area. if you are work your way -- working your way through oakland, there is a seriou motor "syko motorcycle accident. problems getting to the oakland airport. that's a look at your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, gianna. looking out towards san jose and plenty of sunshine down in the south bay this morning. along with that sunshine, not surprising will come along some warm temperatures. today's highs 70s at the coast, 80s at the bay and 90s inland. the 90s are back in play and they are going to be with us at least for the next couple of days. saturday and sunday, more 90- degree temperatures and up to 100 degrees expected monday and tuesday. temperatures around the bay in the mid-80s and lower to the mid-70s at the coast.
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a great and lively crowd out here on the plaza. >> yes. oh, no. from the world cup. >> and they're back. >> thought they were disbanded before. one landed right here on the plaza. a shout-out quickly. you see the central college fans over there. >> wait a minute. bow down. >> there is a huge division iii football game central college and two top ten ranked teams. >> whoa. >> showdown tomorrow in cedar rapids. shout-out to central college. my alma mater.
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all right. welcome back to the "early show," everybody. you, of course, heard the one and only tom jones just a second ago. right? he is back. at the age of 70. his latest album features gospel blues. you'll hear some of that what an april mazing voice, right? all coming up in a couple of minutes. >> when you think gospel you would never guess where he is from. do any of you know where tom jones is from? >> central college. >> not iowa. welsh. >> he is king gospel like nobody's business, as you can hear. also, if you haven't booked holiday travel you may be in for sticker shock. airfare up from 10% over last year. take a breather. we'll show you the deals. >> the expert of experts. when did your kids start watching "sesame street." >> not yet. >> 7 months? >> a little toddler -- a little -- somewhere in there.
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3-ish. >> "sesame street's" 41st season begins monday. still making headlines, talk about katy perry and singing with elmo or not. parents yip set about what she was wearing. this morning, special guests in the studio. >> oh, wow! >> there he is. the man alleged in the dream, elmo. >> elmo you like katy perry. >> elmo loves katy appearry! >> i think that's a yes. >> elmo knows everything about miss katy perry. >> first, though it dave with a check of the weather. young dave how you doing? >> good. thank you very much. nice to see you.
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>> we've got a love we've got a love connection going on down here. wow. they're both going to be watching "sesame street" in a little while. happy birthday henry, 60 years old today. that's quick look at your weather picture. harry? >> thanks a lot, deignave. holiday travel getting pricey. an average price for a domestic ticket on an airplane will cost as much as $170 more during peak days of thanksgiving week, for instance. the good news there are alternatives and cbs news travel editor peter greenberg is here to find the deals and discounts. good morning sir. >> good morning. >> why are airline fees higher this year? >> because they can. fewer planes fewer seats, fewer
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flights, more demand. it's worse than that number you just gave, harry, because the average airfare is up 10% over last year for thanksgiving. about $384 but it gets worse because the airlines have 26 days between now and the end of the year surcharges for peak travel days another $30 per flight. cha-ching, cha-ching. >> you really have to make nor plans right now. >> right. >> savings? >> there are. believe it or not, at this moment until monday a number of the airlines are having sales. book by the 27th of september. american is doing it. southwest is doing it. a number of other airlines will match those fares. but, remember there are blackout dates there too. we were talk about that as well. the fares are good but not every flight and not every seat. >> ideas how people can really make sure their pocketbook doesn't get absolutely busted in this. talk to us. >> take the bus.
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no. not a bad idea. think of ultimate airports. oakland instead of san francisco. providence instead of boston. my favorite separate airport here in new york instead of jfk, find better deals there and take flights, this is problematic, plane, trains and automobiles, look for flights with stops. those ultimately are cheaper than the nonstops. >> the stop make as big deal. what are dead weeks? >> favorite of the year. call thanksgiving wa it is. obligatory family dysfunction get get-together. it really is. why would you do that to yourself? wednesday travel. >> no wonder it's my favorite holiday. >> so what you want to do is either fly on thanksgiving morning, or on christmas morning. those are the only two days the airlines aren't charging the surcharges. >> on the actual holiday? >> exactly. gets the earliest flight out. you can still glet and carve the
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turkey. and come back on friday when nobody's traveling. >> interesting, also, those days, when i was in thy 20s, always flew on those days. no one on the airplane. >> then the dead weeks. it's the week immediately following that family dysfunctional get-together, you can bowl on the plane, own the plane, or the week immediately after new year's when everyone's recovering from that dysfunctional holiday. >> first week in january. >> you really get the savings then. >> how are trains doing? speaking of planes trains and automobiles? >> do l.a. to san francisco, kansas city to chicago, good alternatives at that time of year. and ship ahead like i do especially the presents. >> the dead weeks, it's like hitting a pot of gold hitting the jackpot? >> anywhere you want to go. >> peter goldberg appreciate it. for more on the travel deals go to our website.
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it's "early show" maggie? can you believe it's been 46 years since tom jones first sang his way to the hearts and fans around the world? his songs like "it's not unusual," "what's new pussycat" and, shores, "she's a lady" made audiences go wild and propelled him to international stardom. this year he celebrated his 70th birthday and released a new cd. we are happy to have him here this morning to perform the mahalia jackson classic. ladies and gentlemen, tom jones. ♪ well a diddly diddly, oh,
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whoa, my lord ♪ didn't it rain ♪ well it rained for 40 days and 40 nights without stopping ♪ and no one could clamor when the rain stopped dropping ♪ knock on the window knock on the door ♪ come on brother noah don't you take no more ♪ oh, my brothers full of sin ♪ god has the key and you can't get in oh won't you listen ♪ how it's raining ♪ listen how it's raining ♪ it's raining, children rain oh my lord ♪ diddial, a diddly ♪ a little oh oh my lord, didn't it rain ♪ god said rain is better noah better news send a dove and away he flew ♪ to the north, to the south, to the east to the west ♪ all day, all night ♪ ♪ ode night and all day, oh
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didn't it rain, children ♪ rain, oh my lord ♪ didn't it, a diddly oh oh, my lord ♪ didn't it rain ♪ yeah ♪ ♪ ♪ yes, didn't it rain children rain, oh my lord ♪ didn't it didn't it ♪ rain oh oh my lord ♪ didn't it rain ♪ didn't it rain children ♪ rain, oh my lord ♪ didn't it didn't it ♪ didn't it rain oh, my lord, didn't it rain ♪ oh won't you listen how it's
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raining listen how it's raining ♪ some moaning from groaning some running some praying ♪ oh, won't you listen how it's raining ♪ listen how it's raining ♪ some moaning, some groaning some running, some hide ♪ oh won't you listen how it's raining listen, how it's raining moaning, groaning ♪ crying praying, hmm didn't it rain, yes, didn't it rain children ♪ rain, oh my lord ♪ didn't it rain didn't it rain all over my lord ♪
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♪ oh, didn't it rain ♪ >> ooh! tom jones. singing gospel. sounds so good. good morning. >> good morning. >> where did your love of this music come from? because, really it's not what you would expect from someone twr wales, not exactly the gospel capital of the world? >> when i was listening to it on the radio, when i was growing up in wales we had the bbc radio, and basically, a bunch of things. a lot of different things. and any time a blues song or gospel song would come on, as a child, you know it would perk me up. and then i realized that a lot of the gospel songs that turned into gospel songs were really hymns. british hymns. so i was singing those hymns in the presbyterian chapel on a sunday. so i got into -- you know i loved spiritual music, and finally i've got a chance to
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record it. >> and i read that you used to sing gospel music with elvis when you two were on tour in vegas subpoena that true? >> yes. >> what songs did you sing and was he surprised were you a gospel man? >> he was surprised i knew so many songs. i was at caesar's pal igs and ellis and he would bring his musicians upstairs and we would sing gospel songs. elvis loved gauss pelle music more than anything else. soap i used to join in on some. the ones i knew i would. one of the songs on the album we did is called "run on." when elvis was singing it, i would jump in. so -- >> it's so good. >> he said you should record that, and i said i will one day. >> luckily for us tom jones has recorded gospel and here to sing exclusively "green green grass of home" once again, tom jones. thank you, tom. >> thank you.
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♪ the old hometown looks the same ♪ as i stepped down from the train and there to meet me is my mama and papa ♪ down the road i look and there runs mary hair of gold and lips like cherries ♪ it's good to touch the green, green grass of home ♪ yes, they'll all come to meet me
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come reaching smiling sweetly ♪ it's good to touch the green, green grass of home ♪ the old house is still standing though the paint is cracked and dry and there's that old oak tree that i used to play on ♪ down the lane i walked with my sweet mary hair of gold and lips like cherry ♪ it's good to touch the green, green grass of home ♪ then i wake and look around me
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at four gray walls that surround me ♪ and then i realize yes, i was only dreaming ♪ for, you see, there's a guard and a sad old padre arm in arm and then i will touch the green, green grass of home ♪ yes, they'll all come to see me in the shade of that old, old tree ♪ and they'll lay me beneath the green, green grass of home ♪
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>> that is tom jones, and we'll be back with a lot more of "the early show" here on cbs.
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we have been talking a lot about "sesame street" this week thanks to this video of elmo with katy perry. it was supposed to be part of this ground-breaking program's 41st season which starts on monday. but it was pulled after a controversy erupted over what perry was wearing. we had a big conversation about this yesterday. elmo is here with us this morning. along with "sesame street's" executive producer carol lynn paernt to talk to us about this controversy. how are you this morning? >> we're good right, elmo. >> wonderful. >> yeah, wonderful first things first, making the video with
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katy perry. >> we had a play date. >> you had a play date. >> yeah and we were going to do dress-up. >> you were going to do dress-up. to me, it looked innocent enough to me. did you think -- >> innocent enough? elmo has no idea what you're talking about. we had a great time. >> take a look elmo. >> elmo was there and we had a great time. >> of course you did. the thing that's interesting to me, i said this yesterday, i'm not sure where the grievance comes from but this -- >> well a wonderful talent miss katy perry. >> elmo we'll talk to the boss. >> okay. >> okay. >> boss. >> how surprised were you at the reaction? >> i think we were very surprised. you know, we -- celebrities and parodies have been part of the show from the very beginning and it's intentional, there to draw in the parents so they will cove with the children and enhance education. >> i think plenty of people
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would want to c-view with katy perry oop. >> a great talent with a lot of parents that may not have grown up with "sesame street" and may not be bringing their children to watch "sesame street"." we know how successful it can be -- >> did it it occur to you while she was there she was wearing something inproemt. >> if we would have had a sweater on set or maybe one of burt's turtlenecks might have changed the feedback a bit but it was a party dress that was part of the theme of the story and it's a cute piece and we really do want people katy perry's fans to continue to view it. it hasn't aired. it was online and it will continue to be on youtube and katy perry's website >> she tweeted about this. wow, looks like my play date with elmo has been cut short. if you still wanna play see it at --
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>> tag you're it. >> we'll definitely have another play date because elmo loves miss katy. >> you have lots of great celebrities. >> jude law and mr. colin farrell and jennifer gardner and jason bateman and elmo loves -- >> i guess russell brand is not cominging on either. >> who's that. >> he elmo is of a certain age and always has been. there are certain things. >> he just doesn't know. >> exactly. >> do you guys worry anytime somebody has an objection to something now, you're going to worry about whether or not you can or should air it? >> no. we have a great interactive relationship with our fans and we listen particularly to parents. and this has gone on from the very beginning. we had a wonderful in the '70s a wonderful maury sundeck animation that was beautiful but a few parents had written it scared their child. >> i remember that. >> we're a safe haven for parents and we take that very
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seriously. >> don't. >> thank you for being there when i was a kid and now when my kids are kids. thank you. >> thank you so much. >> the new season premieres
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headlines... th ce california will it is 8:55. good morning, everyone. i'm sydnie kohara with your cbs 5 news headlines. keep your fingers crossed, there is a chance california will have a new budget soon. the governor's office reports some progress in talks with legislative leaders. they plan to work on details over the weekend and then meet again monday. the state has been without a budget for nearly three months. a federal judge expected to rule today on whether california can resume execution at san quentin. the judge blocked state defendants lethal injection in 2006 because of the pain. but now the state has a new death chamber and procedure to address the problem. juan uribe hits two home runs in one inning to help the san francisco giants get back into first place in the national league west. the giants beating the cubs in
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chicago 13-0. and then san diego lost to los angeles, which gives the giants a half game lead over the padres. traffic and weather right after this. [ female announcer ] jerry brown and oakland's schools. what were the facts? fact: march 7, 2000. brown asks voters for new mayoral power to appoint school board members. he gets it, and promises better schools. but the drop out rate increases 50%. the school budget goes into a 100 million dollar deficit. the schools become so bad the state has to take them over. it was "largely a bust," he admitted. jerry brown. failure
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as governor. failure as mayor. failure we can't afford now. good morning. in oakland an accident on hegenberger still shut down
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between the airport and edgewater for an accident. rerouted to 98th avenue. give yourself some extra time to the airport. >> south 280 really slow and go as you head through daly city. 13 miles per hour through that portion. and look at this. highway 24 jammed pretty much from 680 all the way towards 580. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. >> hey, thanks, gianna. i didn't mean to step in and scare you there for a moment. >> that's okay. [ laughter ] >> blue skies, plenty of sunshine, it's going to be a beautiful day. here's a look at your seven-day forecast. we do a good job of breaking down temperatures based on locations. lower 70s along the coastline. lower 80s around the bay. the lower 90s inland. more sunshine over the weekend and even warmer temperatures some places downright hot in the mid- to upper 90s saturday and sunday. up to 100 degrees monday and tuesday.
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80s for the bay and the 70s for the coast. enjoy! stay cool.


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