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before we say good-bye. thanks for watching the cbs 5 "early edition." see you monday. >> caption colorado, llc . good morning. a deadline looming. with a government shutdown just hours away, democrats and republicans work through the night, but still can't reach a deal. this as a frustrated president obama canceled a trip and holds out hope for a last-minute agreement. >> my hope is, is that i'll be able to announce to the american people, sometime relatively early in the day, that a shutdown has been averted. >> shaky recovery. a major aftershock hits northeast japan. this one a magnitude 7.1, hampering recovery efforts from last month's quake, and bringing renewed concern to the safety of the damaged nuclear power plant. and paparazzi problems. with just three weeks to go until prince william and kate middleton tie the knot, kate's
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family complaining about harassment from photographers. we'll see if they're ready for their close-up "early" this friday morning, april 8th, 2011. good morning, everyone. welcome to "the early show" here on a friday morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off. >> we're going to get right to it. we are running out of time. the budget battle on capitol hill. negotiators from the house, senate and white house met through the night trying to hammer out a deal that would avert a government shutdown. for the latest on where the negotiations stand right now let's go to cbs news congressional correspondent nancy cordes who is live on capitol hill. nancy, good morning. >> chris, good morning. the president came out of yet another meeting late last night, and said he was hoping for word of a deal by this morning. but he may not get that word. we're told negotiators were here on capitol hill until the wee hours of the morning, and went
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to bed without an agreement. a somewhat subdued president addressed the media again late last night and acknowledged the two sides were still frustrated by their differences. >> there's still a few issues that are outstanding, they're difficult issues, they're important to both sides. and so i'm not yet prepared to express wild optimism. >> reporter: senate majority leader harry reid sounded even less optimistic when he returned to capitol hill from that white house meeting. >> i'm not really confident, but i'm very, very hopeful. >> reporter: with a deadline less than 24 hours away, the president said he wanted results. >> i expect an answer in the morning. and my hope is, is that i'll be able to announce to the american people, sometime relatively early in the day, that a shutdown has been averted. >> reporter: the alternative is a shutdown, where the government would stop backing new home loans, farm loans and small business loans. 20% of the federal workforce would be furloughed.
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the first notices have already gone out. >> 800,000 families, our neighbors, our friends who are working hard all across the country, in a whole variety of functions, they suddenly are not allowed to come to work. it also means that they're not getting a paycheck. >> reporter: the meeting capped a day of sniping where it appeared a deal over how much to cut from this year's budget might be slipping away. >> i think we were closer to a number last night than we are this morning. >> reporter: the republican house speaker said democrats were blocking a deal by refusing to cut deeper. the democratic leader claimed republicans were holding out for concessions on unrelated social issues like abortion. how can the two of you have such a different idea of what's going on in that room? aren't you in there together? >> the fact is there are two things holding this up. one dealing with women's health. and one dealing with another rider dealing with the environmental protection agency. >> reporter: with preparations for a shutdown gripping the government, the president canceled a visit to indiana today.
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>> for us to go backwards, because washington couldn't get its act together, is unacceptable. >> reporter: there's a lot of talk among members of congress about donating a portion of their salaries if they're's a shutdown. but what no one has addressed with whether all those federal workers who would be furloughed would get paid for the time they missed if congress can't do its job and fund the government. chris? >> more to come. nancy cordes on the hill for us this morning. nancy, thank you. now here's rebecca. >> chris, thank you. we head now to the other front on this war over the budget, the white house. where cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante is this morning. bill, good morning. and you were there covering the white house during the last shutdown in '95-'96 under president clinton. what is similar this go-round to the last shutdown? >> well, good morning, rebecca. it's kind of deja vu all over again. you have both sides standing on principle. you have a clash between the president and the speaker. back then it was democrat bill clinton in the white house, and
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republican newt gingrich, the speaker of the house. but, just like today's speaker, john boehner, gingrich was determined to cut money out of the budget. the money issues are very similar, too. the congress had passed a budget that cut medicare, medicaid, education, environmental controls, and president clinton refused to sign that budget. he said that the republicans were putting ideology ahead of common sense. sound familiar? and, of course, just as today in 1995, an election year, a presidential year, was just around the corner. rebecca? >> yeah, bill. certainly many similarities there. one difference, however, is the economy, and the precarious position we're in. talk to us about some of those big differences between now and then. >> that is the big difference. also, there were no social issues like abortion clouding the debate. but the economy was the big thing. back then, the economy was growing. credit was easy. consumers were spending. and gingrich thought that clinton would fold.
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but clinton didn't fold, and there were two shutdowns. one for about a week in november. and then for three weeks over the christmas/new year holiday. believe me, by the beginning of that third week, people were really, really angry. they blamed both the president and congress but clinton rode it out and in the end, congress wound up getting most of the blame, and specifically speaker gingrich. of course this time the economy is in much worse shape and the white house is not at all certain that things would turn out the same way. but neither side wants to blink first. rebecca? >> it's a good point. cbs' bill plante, thank you. now here's chris. >> rebecca, thank you. joining us now is cbs news political analyst john dickerson who is in indiana today, where the president was originally scheduled to be but had canceled due to the ongoing negotiations in washington. john, good morning. >> good morning, chris. >> 17 hours to go. let's make this easy for people at home. what are the primary sticking points? what is holding this deal up right now? >> well, there's nothing easy
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about this. the negotiators broke up a few hours ago. and basically the sticking points are, as the democrats say, they've increased the number, they've met republicans on the size of the cuts, but the republicans are not moving on this question of funding for family planning. they also say that another issue is funding for regulations for the environmental protection agency. republicans say no, that's not the issue. although that's quite important to john boehner, who wants to try to pass any deal by just getting republicans, he doesn't want to have to need democratic votes. what republicans say is, no, it's a question of the composition, not just the size of the number, but what makes it up. and what this gets into is a bit of a technical debate about one-time spending versus regular spending. if you think of it in terms of a family budget. it's a difference between saving by not buying a piece of furniture and saving by cutting the grocery bill. so this debate has been going on for the last several days. and here as we come to the end it's basically around those same issues. >> just have hours to go here. as we heard in nancy cordes' piece, the president said, you know what, i'm not ready to
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express wild optimism yet. senator harry reid after last night's meeting said, quote, i'm not really confident, but i'm hopeful. now that we are in crunch time, and backs are up against the wall, do you feel that a deal can be struck at this hour? >> well, the president is going to get a report back from the leaders at 10:30 this morning, i'm told. and he has put a lot on the line here. he's not coming here to indiana. he's staying in washington. he said he wants an answer. and so, you know, they are close. every time they get together and have these all-night meetings, and this is true again this morning, both sides are saying they've made some progress, so they've been getting there. they are pretty close, although they're dug in on these last little bit of issues. if nothing concentrates the mind like a hanging, that's where we are. this is the crunch time. they've got to get something done. and so maybe in this last 17 hours they can finally get that last little bit of agreement. >> let me ask you about these meetings, though. the last three days, four meetings at the white house. the statements that both sides basically made public
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as soon as they emerged from the meetings, we are optimistic. we're this. we're that. hours later it's devolved into finger pointing, he said, he said. so what is going on? >> there are a couple of different things going on here. once they get out of the room the leaders have to go back to their party and say, okay, will this work? won't this work? and they get some pushback. and so that then, when they go into the meeting again, they say, well, maybe we can't do as much here as we might have thought. then there's also the public and private game going on here. the staff for both republicans and democrats are trying to affect what goes on in the negotiating room by changing the public relations. so you have democrats telling me this morning, saying ,you know, did john boehner really want to shut the government down over abortion? trying to pressure john boehner and republicans into a deal because they create a lot of public pressure on them. and republicans are doing the very same thing on democrats. and then, finally, they're trying to shape the post-shutdown p.r. war. what's really going to be important, if the government does shut down, is how this gets spun on saturday and sunday. and whoever wins that war has
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the best chance of winning the political fight here. so they're preparing for that, even while inside the room, they're trying to avert a shutdown. >> if either side can win a political fight with this situation. all right, john, thank you so much for joining us from indianapolis this morning. >> thanks, chris. and chris, there are some really very real costs to a government shutdown. the last time there was a government closure, we've been talking about it this morning was '95-'96. that cost taxpayers $100 million in the first six days. now the final price tag after three weeks came to a much more sizable $1.25 billion. that was at the end of the 1996 shutdown. let's take a look at what this one could cost. it would be much higher. $8 billion a week is what some analysts are looking at. and that's because there are so many government employees who won't be working, agencies that will shut down, and there are costs to restarting them, including our country's national parks, which is where we find cbs news correspondent betty nguyen at liberty state park in the shadow of the statue of liberty with more on the expected impact at those locations. good morning, betty. >> good morning, rebecca. the statue of liberty is just
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one national monument that would close if the government does shut down. now, let me put this in perspective for you. 10,000 people visit her every single day. that is 5 million people each year. and she is just one of many of the different national parks in the system. there are 394 national parks across the country. in april, some 800,000 visitors will spend $32 million a day at these parks. now that's money that would be lost from local economies across the country. even more bad news, nearly 20,000 park employees would be sent home. now out west, one major attraction that would be affected is yellowstone national park. it's a popular destination for campers who might have to pitch their tents elsewhere if the government shuts down. another big attraction, washington, d.c. visitors would miss out on the smithsonian, and its 19 museums, galleries, even the national zoo. also in d.c., the cherry blossom festival.
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that's set to wrap up this weekend. but, the parade may not march on if the government shuts down. now, along with government employees that would be furloughed, some 15,000 people who work around these national monuments and parks, in the hotels, the restaurants, the gift shops, they would be deeply affected. if the government does shut down. rebecca and chris? >> cbs' betty nguyen. thank you. yeah, there's a ripple effect of all of these things. >> without a doubt. and we wait and see what happens. now here's jeff glor at the news desk with a check of the day's other headlines. >> chris, good morning to you. good morning to everyone at hole. nearly 1 million homes are without power in northeastern japan this morning. a powerful aftershock from last month's earthquake rattled japan, and still struggling to recover. you can see what happened yesterday. cbs news correspondent celia hatton has more from tokyo this morning. celia, good morning. >> good morning. another earthquake. this one 7.1 magnitude, has rocked japan's northeast coast. it was the strongest aftershock since last month's quake.
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the earthquake lasted for more than a minute, knocking out power to 2.6 million households in northeast japan. the region still recovering from march 11th's devastating earthquake and tsunami. two were killed in the quake. one woman in her 60s died when her oxygen tank lost power. and a 79-year-old man died of shock. the strong tremors injured 130 and terrified many. "people in my family were caught in the tsunami and i had a really bad flashback to what happened then" says this woman. at a nuclear plant in onagawa, japan, the aftershock led some radioactive water to splash out of a containment pit, though no significant problems were reported. nuclear authorities say the troubled fukushima daiichi nuclear complex didn't sustain any further damage.
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they returned soon after to continue repair work. celia hatton, cbs news, tokyo. president obama has repeatedly ruled out sending ground troops to libya, and has said the u.s. military will not be used to oust moammar gadhafi. but the american general who ran the libyan mission before nato took over told congress an international ground force might be used to aid rebels fighting gadhafi's forces, and general carter hamm indicated u.s. troops might be involved. >> i suspect there might be some consideration of that. my personal view at this point would be that that's probably not -- not the ideal circumstance, again, for the regional reactions that that would -- that having american boots on the ground would entail. >> meanwhile, it appears nato jets mistakenly attacked some anti-gadhafi rebels. cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer is in tripoli this morning. liz, good morning to you. >> good morning, jeff. that's right. nato saying it's investigating two airstrikes from yesterday. the rebels say that five fighters were killed in those
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strikes on the road near that very chaotic front line at the town of adjdabia in eastern libya. the rebel fighters wounded in that air strike were rushed to the closest hospital in what's now the front line down of ajdabiya. among the rebels, and the hospital staff, there was anger and disappointment. how, asked the rebel military commander, could nato mistakenly strike 20 tanks in the desert? in short, it seems confusion on the battlefield and bad communication are to blame. details are still emerging, but it looks as if rebels had advanced in tanks they captured from gadhafi's forces, but the nato pilots were never told. >> we had not seen the tnc operating tanks affected earlier and i'm not apologizing for what i say. it is and was a very fluid situation on the road between brega and ajdabiya. >> reporter: this is a setback, not so much to the rebels' ranks, as to their morale.
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now this is the last thing they need, of course, as they're being forced slowly backward over that territory that they captured so dramatically just two weeks ago, jeff. >> all right, liz palmer in tripoli. liz, thank you. 21-year-old rory mcilroy is the youngest first round leader in the 75-year history of the masters golf tournament. mcilroy, from northern ireland, opened the tournament yesterday with a 65. and 28-year-old alvaro quiros of spain sank a putt on 18. he is in a tie for the lead at 7 under par. 16 minutes past the hour. profiled rory mcilroy a couple years ago. great kid.
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thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now back over to you two. >> thanks marysol. >> still ahead, he was a canadian air force colonel who once served as a pilot to queen elizabeth. how did he become linked to a vicious series of murders and sex crimes? >> we'll have the answer coming up. this is the "early" show on cbv. [ thinking ] oh, gourmet deliciousness...
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the san fr and good morning, it's 7:25. time for news headlines. i'm frank mallicoat. this afternoon, the san francisco giants play their first home game as the world champs and anne makovec is at at&t park with a little preview of the celebration. good morning, anne. >> reporter: how lucky am i this morning, frank. standing here at at&t park as the sun comes up ready for the giants home opener. you can see the groundskeepers there going to work beautifying the field for its grand debut. and there is a flagpole over there with n flag, where the championship flag will be flying in a few hours. here's a look at the schedule coming out here this morning. the gates open at 10:35. flag raising at 12:45. first pitch at 1:35. we'll have all the coverage for you here on cbs 5. frank.
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good morning. if it's not one thing it's another at the bay bridge toll plaza. we have troubles as you work your way westbound just past the metering lights. we have an accident traffic busy any way from the earlier
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wreck at treasure island. that wreck at treasure island clear but still slow backed up at least to the foot of the maze. here's a live look at 880 through oakland. not bad, northbound moving along southbound friday light into hayward. and altamont pass not bad. 15 minutes to go west 580 from the altamont pass. a live look at the golden gate bridge. nice ride out of marin county. that's a look at your traffic. let's check the forecast. >> the weather looking good. starting to dry things out a bit around the bay area. we have a couple of scattered showers well to the south in toward the gilroy and morgan hill area. looks like high pressure going to begin to sneak back in. still going to keep cool temperatures around the bay area. highs only in the 50s and the low 60s as we head in toward the afternoon. so those temperatures running below average. but it should be drying out as we head through the day. and then as we look toward the weekend, we have high pressure sneaking in here just in time to bring you some more sunshine. temperatures will be warming up a bit. chance of showers to return late sunday night.
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welcome back to "the early show" here on a friday morning. bottom of the hour, chris wragge along with rebecca jarvis who is in for erica hill this morning. good to have you with us again today. >> good to be here. >> coming up on "the early show," a respected air force colonel who has even flown the queen of england, led a secret life as a brutal murderer and rapist in a quiet town where he lived. >> ahead we're going to hear from one of his alleged victims who is speaking out for the very first time. >> got that story coming up in just a couple of minutes. it's astonishing some of the things that you're going to hear about in this story. first jeff glor is at the news desk with another look at our top headlines this morning. jeff, good morning. >> chris and rebecca, good morning to you guys.
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in our news this morning, president obama says he expects an answer from budget negotiators this morning. so far there's no deal to avert a government shutdown at midnight tonight. democrats say the republicans are preventing an agreement because of social issues, including abortion. republicans insist it's all about money and making real cuts. analysts say a shutdown could cost taxpayers $8 billion a week. now to that massacre at an elementary school in brazil. officials say that the 23-year-old killer was a former student there. security video shows students fleeing for their lives as the gunman, wellington oliviera, killed and wounded eleven more. a surprise twist. a not guilty plea by phillip
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time now for a riveting story of murder, deception and betrayal. tomorrow night here on cbs, the "48 hours mystery" program is entitled "name, rank and serial killer?"
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and here with a preview now is correspondent susan spencer. good to see you this morning. >> good morning, chris. this story is, in fact, all the things you mention, chiefly because the prime suspect in a series of sex crimes is about the most unlikely person you ever could imagine. february 7th, 2010, canadian police interrogate air force colonel russell williams, after stopping him at a random roadblock. >> do you have your own lawyer? >> i have a realty lawyer. but i don't have a lawyer. >> all right. >> reporter: his tires seemed to match tracks at the scene of an apparent kidnapping near the tiny town of tweed, ontario. the latest incident in a crime spree that began in 2007 with dozens of bizarre thefts. >> someone was stealing women's lingerie. >> thousands of items, bras, panties, camisoles, pajamas. >> reporter: by september 2009, two local women had been sexually assaulted. one was laurie masicott, talking on tv for the first time.
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>> something was choking me around my neck. >> reporter: she says she was fast asleep when an intruder threw a blanket over her head and put her in a homemade harness. >> it was just like a bad dream. and he said to me, i need to take some pictures of you. next thing i feel, he takes my clothes off. he was going to kill me. >> reporter: two months later, a 38-year-old air force corporal was killed. and two months after that, another local woman, 27-year-old jessica lloyd, went missing. >> we had no idea he had done any of this. >> reporter: reporter tim apple by says police never dreamed it could be someone as revered as kunl williams. >> did you know jessica lloyd, even in passing, for any reason? >> reporter: commander of canada's largest air base. pilot for heads of state, even the queen of england. and now, murder suspect in chief. >> i've seen war criminals, i've seen suicide bombers, i've seen hit men.
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i've seen deranged husbands who lost it. certainly i've never seen anything like this before. >> you and i both know you were at jessica lloyd's house. and i need to know why. >> chris, that last exchange took place about halfway through what turned out to be a nine-hour interrogation. and experts we've talked to say it is one of the most skillful interrogations you have ever seen. >> what was it about this detective sergeant smith who was doing the interrogation there that he was able to extract the information that he needed? >> he is patient. he is methodical. he has planned every question. and his chief challenge is that he's faced with this high-flying colonel. you don't challenge the colonel. and so he uses all kinds of psychological techniques to get to him. he, for one thing, he never calls him colonel. he only calls him russ. he insinuates himself into a friendship. >> how did the colonel's demeanor change?
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he comes off as a little stern and a little gruff at the beginning. but then, seven hours in -- >> well, he starts off and they say do you want a lawyer? and he says, well, only realty lawyer is the only kind of lawyer i've ever had. as the time goes on, you can see how this is beginning to wear him down. the tension mounts as the evidence mounts. and ultimately, the little detective sergeant gets results. >> amazing. susan, thank you. good to see you. >> thank you. >> you can watch the full story on "48 hours mystery" tomorrow night at 10:00, 9:00 central right here on cbs. coming up next on "the early show," a new study finds that some kinds of mistakes occurs in as many as a third of all hospital visits. we're going to have the disturbing details of what you can do to avoid them when we come back. this is "the early show" here on cbs. we'll be right back. did you know prilosec otc
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a new study findshat a new study finds that hospital mistakes are more common and less reported than anyone ever suspected. the research concludes that about one in every three people will encounter some kind of mistake while in a hospital, and that current detection methods miss 90% of those errors. medical correspondent dr. jennifer ashton is here with
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advice on staying safe in the hospital. great to have you with us, jen. but this is a very troubling study. >> absolutely. you have to remember most people go to the hospital to get well, and the fact of the matter is that medical errors in a hospital setting could wind up killing you. so this is a problem that costs our health care system about $17 billion a year. a couple of theories behind it. number one, patients going into the hospital today, probably are sicker than they were in the past. sicker patients, more prone to complications. there are many people involved in the care of these patients. from when they hit the door. more people involved, more risk of human error, and, lastly, our methods for reporting and tracking these errors have gotten much more sensitive. so, when you look more closely for something, you're going to find more of it. >> so we are seeing it because we have the ability to find it better. medication errors are one of the big errors that this study found. >> right. >> why, though, and what do you need to do to prevent them? >> it's estimated that there are 1.5 million medication errors in this country every year.
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the reasons for that, there are a lot of medication names that sound similar. that can increase the risk. there can be dosing errors. we've heard before in the news, people given lethal doses of medications. this has almost happened to me in the hospital. if it can happen to a doctor, it truly can happen to anyone. and, lastly, there can be allergy mistakes. the reason doctors and nurses will ask so many times what your allergies are is to try and foolproof this type of mistake. >> you're a surgeon and you operate on people all the time. and we saw this story earlier in the year, this l.a. hospital which put a kidney, a transplant, into the wrong person. >> right. >> why does that type of thing happen? >> this is probably one of the most dreaded mistakes that can go on in a hospital, for obvious reasons. there are a couple of things that we do when we're bringing a patient to the operating room. the first thing is if you're having surgery on a body part where you have another one of them, like a knee, a kidney, a wrist, the surgeon has to initial with a pen your skin before you go to the operating room. that's one thing. once we bring a patient in to
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the operating room, we do what's called a time-out. which is very similar to a pre-flight checklist that a pilot will do. everything stops in the operating room. the circulating nurse has to identify that you have the right patient, the right surgeon, who's having the right operation. and, lastly, as a patient, you should say, just want to confirm, this is the surgery i'm having. you can't be too safe. >> yeah, you talk about a number of things that patients can do. and also the fact, you bring up that there are so many different doctors and people who come in and out of that room where you're waiting. give us our best tips for what people need to do, patients and their families, when they're in a hospital. >> well, the first thing is if you go to a big, academic medical center, there will be residents involved in your care. these are real doctors but they're on a hierarchy system. so they are reporting to a chief doctor under your care. get everyone's name, find out what level they are. the other thing is when you go to a hospital, it's a good idea to bring a printed copy of your own medical history with all your allergies, all your medical problems. don't be afraid to ask questions. you're not going to insult or offend anyone. and, lastly, always reconfirm the medications, the treatment
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that you're having. you can't be too safe. your life is at stake. >> well, thanks so much for being here. dr. jennifer ashton, always a pleasure to have you. and great information. coming up next, photo frenzy. with just three weeks to go till the big day, we'll tell you why kate middleton's family wants the paparazzi to just back off. right here on "the early show" on cbs. ♪ ♪
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in exactly three weeks from today, prince william and kate middleton will say i do with a wedding to be seen around the world. meantime, some members of kate's family are dealing with a paparazzi problem that the royal family is all-too familiar with. cbs news correspondent kelly cobiella is in london with more for us this morning. kelly, good morning. >> good morning, chris. yes, with that wedding day closing in, the royal palaces are getting everything in line, including the press. the paparazzi has been warned to give the middleton family some space after these pictures
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appeared of kate's mother and sister out and about in london. it was just another mother and daughter shopping day. except this mother and daughter are about to become in-laws to the royal family. when newspapers printed the candid pictures of kate middleton's mother carol and sister pippa, it drew a polite slap on the wrist from the country's media watchdog. st. james's palace said following some incidents of alleged harassment and pursuit by agencies and freelancers, the middleton family have sought to draw the attention of editors to their concern. the royals, and anyone else whose picture will help sell a paper, have some legal cover from the paparazzi in britain. it's called the red carpet rule. when they're on their official duties, snap away. when they're running errands, back off. the rules didn't exist when princess diana was alive, and prince william may still blame the paparazzi for hounding his mother to her death in a paris tunnel in 1997. ten years later, princess-to-be
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kate middleton was hounded, too. on her 25th birthday. these days, it's the prince who seems to be winning the media war. his bachelor party came and went without a single photo in the paper. >> it's quite amusing to try to outfox the media. >> of course he has no time for the press at all. and you can't blame him. and he's not only protecting kate, but he's determined to protect kate's family. so basically you could says say this comes from prince william. >> reporter: this picture of kate's mother carol at the queen's estate drew a warning last december. since then coverage has been mostly positive and respectful. but with the royal wedding frenzy growing, the media honeymoon may be over. of course, it's a delicate balance. the media needs its pictures, and the royal family appears to be very aware of this. and that might be why we're seeing so much of kate and william lately. in fact, the royal couple has yet another appearance scheduled for monday. and cameras are welcome. chris? >> kelly, you talk about some of
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these rules and regulations. how tough is it going to be to enforce any type of regulations when you've got so many thousands of media members, that are going tody skend upon london in the next couple of weeks, including a lot of paparazzi? >> not only that but you have everyone with their own camera on their cell phone. the bottom line is it's very difficult to enforce. it's one thing to try to hold the media in london, and in the uk to these standards. but foreign media is a different matter altogether. and that may be, again, why we're seeing so much of this royal couple sort of feed the beast, as it were. >> all right. cbs' kelly cobiella in london for us this morning. thank you. good to talk with you. stay with us. we'll be right back. this is the "early" show here on we'll be right back. this is the "early" show here on cbs.ns, we devote every second of every day figuring out how to give our clients a better mortgage. maybe that's why j.d. power and associates ranked us "highest in customer satisfaction in the united states." so, we thought we'd take a little time to celebrate. ♪ all right, then, back to work helping clients.
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er is under arrest and good morning. it is 7:55. time for news headlines here at cbs 5. i'm frank mallicoat. a driver under arrest on suspicion of drunk driving after a car struck a chp officer in san jose around 2 a.m. this morning on interstate 880 and bascomb avenue. icy road conditions may have been a factor as hail covered the ground around the interchange. officer is at valley medical center being treated for a broken leg and facial injuries. a relic from the past set to be destroyed in the oakland hills today. a demolition crew will inplead the old oak knoll naval hospital which has been closed now for 15 years. a housing development is planned for the site on mountain boulevard. among those expected to attend this noontime is former navy
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personnel who served at the hospital years ago. and, of course, the giants have their home opener today against the st. louis cardinals. the festivities will include san francisco's first raising of that world series flag. that's coming up today at 12:45. traffic and weather around the bay area in just a moment. stay with us. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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problems in livermore. an accident westbound 580 at north livermore. four cars involved in this wreck. we are getting word that the two left lanes are blocked. should clear shortly. right now backed up at least to first at this point. give yourself some extra time. here's a look at the south bay, not bad. in fact, 101 just a little slow northbound into san jose. 280 pretty typical once you pass the downtown san jose traffic moving nicely. san mateo bridge problem-free, 13 minutes between hayward and foster city. lawrence has your weekend forecast. >> things winding down quickly with the rain, lots of sunshine, and more of that toward the afternoon. it is still chilly outside. temperatures in the 30s and 40s right now. by the afternoon, running below average. not bad though it should be dry, 50s and 60s. a little brisk especially at the coastline. and breezy too. but as we head toward the weekend, high pressure starts to build in. that means temperatures are going to start warming up around the bay area. the up 60s in some of the warmer spots, could see showers
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the gospel for teens choir right there straight out of harlem. a special group. they've got an amazing story. they're going to have a full performance later on in this hour that you do not want to miss. welcome back to "the early show," i'm chris wragge along with rebecca jarvis, who is in for erica hill this morning. you talked about a great wake-up call. couldn't sound any better. >> fantastic stuff. i love their story. it's so inspirational. and it's just really fun, too. all right. jeff glor, someone who also is really fun, who we like to start our day with you, too, jeff. >> that was awesome. i cannot bait to hear that. difficult to follow up. good morning to everyone at home. still no budget deal this morning in washington as negotiators struggle to come to terms before tonight's midnight deadline. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante has the latest this morning. bill, good morning. >> good morning to you, jeff. as the deadline grows closer, the president canceled a trip to indianapolis which he had scheduled for today. and last night he told reporters that he really hopes to have an answer today. >> for us to go backwards,
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because washington couldn't get its act together, is unacceptable. i expect an answer in the morning. >> reporter: congressional and white house negotiators talked until early this morning. democrats say they are getting very close. last night, after meeting with house speaker john boehner and senate majority leader harry reid, the president said they made progress, but still no deal. >> there's still a few issues that are outstanding. they're difficult issues. they're important to both sides. and so, i'm not yet prepared to express wild optimism. >> reporter: the spending cuts at issue account for just 0.2 of 1% of the federal budget. so it's not just money that's holding up a deal. democrats say the gop wants to ban federal funds for planned parenthood. and stop the epa from issuing new anti-pollution regulations. but republicans argue the democrats simply refuse to consider deeper spending cuts. >> the status quo is unacceptable. >> reporter: if the two sides
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can't compromise before midnight, 800,000 government workers will be furloughed, national parks and museums would shut down, and u.s. troops may not get their full paychecks. and there are reports this morning that the final issue holding this up is the funding for planned parenthood. but even if this drama ends successfully today, it's only the prelude to a much bigger fight over republican cuts for next fiscal year's budget. jeff? >> okay, bill plante. thank you, bill. in japan a powerful aftershock to last month's earthquake knocked out power to nearly 1 million homes. the latest tremor was a strange magnitude of 7.1. at least two people were killed and 130 hurt. arizona is about to make it legal to carry guns on college campuses. the legislature passed a bill yesterday and sent it to the governor. the measure would not permit guns inside campus buildings. bell, california, has a new city council this morning. they replace former town leaders now facing trial for looting the city fresh ray by paying
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themselves huge salaries, including the city manager, at $800,000 a year. everything is bigger in texas, they say, including the speed limit. now the texas house has passed a bill to up the state's top speed limits to 85. the highest in the nation. and finally in thailand this morning, it's a lizard roundup. rustlers were caught trying to ship about 800 bengal monitors out of the country. the monitors apparently are in demand as exotic food. it's four minutes past the hour. not the most appetizing thing in the world. back over to chris, rebecca and marysol. >> not a give away by stuff in the blue bags. >> what would the bronx zoo cobra think about hanging out with that? >> he'd probably love that. >> unbelievable. >> you have the weather? >> i have a whole lot, chris wragge. chris is like, do the weather. >> was it that obvious?
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>> this weather report sponsored by hershey's drops. a lot of hershey's happiness in a little drop of chocolate. >> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now here's rebecca. >> thank you, marysol. former reality show producer bruce beresford-redman may soon be extradited to mexico to face charges he murdered his wife monica. her body was found one year ago today on what would have been her 42nd birthday. but the pain hasn't diminished for monica's sister, as correspondent priya david clemens reports. >> reporter: for carla and jeane burgos the murder of their sister monica beresford-redman still seems surreal. >> just can't. >> reporter: it's been one year since monica was killed while on vacation in mexico with her
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husband, bruce beresford-redman, a former producer of the reality show "survivor," and their two young kids. jeane still remembers that first call from bruce. >> he told me, your sister disappeared. >> reporter: knowing that bruce and monica's marriage was on the rocks, jeane feared the worst and rushed down to the resort in cancun to help with the search and to be with the kids. shortly after she arrived -- >> somebody from the hotel called me to tell me that they had found my sister's body. i remember i just roll on the grass crying, without making any noise, because i didn't want the kids to see me. it was a nightmare. >> reporter: monica's battered body was found in a sewer on the resort property not far from the couple's room. mexican authorities suspected bruce, and made him surrender his passport. but he disappeared and emerged at his parents' house in california, playing with his kids. when you look back on this, what do you feel? >> i think there is part of me that feels guilty. it's irrational but i still feel that way, that i wasn't able to
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be there to save her. >> reporter: mexican authorities say hotel guests heard screams and loud banging on the night monica disappeared. someone entered the family's hotel room nine times between midnight and 7:00 a.m., the time monica was reported missing. her body showed signs of being beaten, then strangled. in november, beresford-redman was arrested in los angeles, to face murder charges in mexico. his attorney says he's innocent. >> there were two other homicides at that same hotel. so we think that the police certainly should have looked out, looked for other suspects before they arrested our client. >> reporter: has bruce attempted to reach out to either of you? >> no. >> never. >> reporter: would you want to hear from him? >> no. i don't think there is anything he can say to me that will make any difference. >> reporter: monica's sisters plan to see bruce face-to-face at next month's extradition hearing. at what point will you feel that justice has been served? >> if i see who killed my sister
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in jail, yes, now i feel some closure and we can really move on. but until then, it's hard to. >> reporter: that closure could be a long time coming. the extradition process could last a year. priya david clemens, cbs news, santa monica, california. >> up next we are changing gears, asking how much sleep do you need? we're going to hear about some very special people who are refreshed and raring to go after just four hours a night. so what's their secret? we'll tell you, right here on "the early show" on cbs. "the early show" on cbs. new hershey's drops. a lot of hershey's happiness in a little drop of chocolate. pure hershey's. get an extra ten percent off mattresses already half off. and instant savings up to four hundred dollars on select mattresses. head to sears to talk with our mattress experts, or
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in this morning's "healthwatch," short sleepers. they're less than 3% of the population, and everyone else is probably very jealous of them. marysol castro has the story of people who can get by on about half as much sleep as the rest of us. >> yes, and we know that sleep is very coveted when we wake up at, what time? >> 3:30. >> 3:20.
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i got you by ten minutes. imagine this, what if four hours of sleep a night was enough? it would certainly make a lot of people's schedules a lot easier. but for some, it's just the right amount. and not surprisingly, they're called short sleepers. >> sleep is a necessity, not a luxury. >> most people need seven to nine hours. >> most of us need at least seven. >> humans need about 16 hours of wakefulness and eight hours of sleep. >> reporter: maybe not all humans. if a four-hour slumber leaves you feeling spry, dream big because rumor has it you're in elite company. da vinci painted masterpieces, napoleon conquered an empire and martha stewart created one on minimal shut-eye. behold the short sleeper. while you're tossing and turning all night, these super humans sleep just four to six hours and wake up fully rested, fully recharged. >> i think i might be the chosen one. >> reporter: dan is a
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short-sleeping -- who actually benefits from going to bed at midnight and waking up at 4:00 a.m. >> i estimated 20% more time than your average person. so i can get a lot more done. >> reporter: which means more hours to write jokes and travel between gigs. he says he never drinks caffeine because he simply doesn't need it. >> i feel like i have all this energy and i'm very positive all the time. >> they appear to be extremely energetic. very, very productive. go, go, go. a lot of drive. despite the fact that they're sleeping less than the average person. >> reporter: short sleepers don't nap. they don't rely on caffeine. and doctors say most of them are more outgoing and upbeat than the average person. do you think this is innate, or can one actually learn how to be a short sleeper? >> it is innate in those people that have the genetic tendency to be a short sleeper. i don't think you can learn to be a short sleeper. >> reporter: researchers at the university of california san francisco have pinpointed a
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genetic mutation unique to short sleepers. they say the condition may run in families. >> we identify a single person who is a natural short sleeper, it is often the case that one of their parents has the same trait, 50% of their brothers and sisters and children have the same trait. >> reporter: so whether you're a short sleeper, or a regular joe, making the most of your mattress time is essential to healthy living. doctors warn if you're not a short sleeper by nature, don't try to become one. sleep deprivation can lead to serious health problems like diabetes and heart disease. so obviously, listen to your body. >> that was my next question. how healthy can this be? it's got to catch up with some people at some point. >> right. so according to this study, if you are, in fact, not a short sleeper, and you just think you can get by on four hours, what's going to happen is you're just going to become sleep deprived. and so then you try to make up for it on the weekends which i'm sure that's something that you probably do. i try to do the same thing. it's called sleep debt. so in other words if you don't get the recommended daily allowance of sleep, you're never
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going to catch up to it. you're never going to fulfill it. >> i think the one thing that was funny the comedian mentioned is the days are so much longer. you can get so much more done if you're only sleeping three hours a day. sure. >> and again this only affects about 1% to 3% of the population. they're still studying it. you know. it's a gene. it's not like we're going to be cloned. >> no magic pill. i think it's funny how they're all in better moods. they get such short amount of sleep. >> no naps. no caffeine. no nothing. >> i get 5 1/2 hours in each night consistently. >> and you're always happy. >> but i pass out in the cab ride home. it's like i need those naps. marysol, thank you. stay with us. up next, alert the authorities, charlie sheen, back in new york where he's bringing his wild one-man show to video city. we're going to have a preview when we come back. >> "cbs healthwatch" sponsored by subway. try the steak, egg and cheese. and experience bold breakfast flavor. try the steak, egg and cheese. and experience bold breakfast flavor. ♪ have a better day [ male announcer ] build your better breakfast
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it was back in october that charlie sheen famously trashed his room at new york's plaza hotel, right across the street from here at the "early" show. and now the troubled actor is ck in the big apple at another landmark, radio city music hall. cbs news correspondent michelle miller is there, as sheen prepares to perform a one-man show tonight. good morning, michelle. >> good morning. well, they say if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. and even though charlie sheen has made it to one of the world's most prestigious
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overall, this is the destruction of his career. >> reporter: and ticket sales for the "violent torpedo of truth" tour reportedly aren't doing too well.
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one critic told us that as many as 1,600 seats are still up for grabs. between the two shows. rebecca? >> maybe they have to shorten the name. cbs' michelle miller, thank you. we appreciate it. >> maybe not winning after all. >> no. >> the napalm poet. >> the napalm poet. >> he wants to trade mark them, too, which i think is hilarious. he's staying at one of the hotels here in town, not the plaza which is right behind us. the hotel he's staying at, which will remain nameless, they've basically taken every object out of the room that can even be thrown or literally cast out the window to the streets below. may have either glued them down or removed them from the room. >> you were with him last night fine-tuning the show. >> the open and the close. i mean, i like to be able to -- >> the napalm poet, right here on "the early show." >> winning! >> or not. >> yes. >> it will be interesting. >> we'll give you a fuel review tomorrow. we'll be rigbe right back. this is "the early show" here on cbs. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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hit a chp officer in san jose has been arrested for dui. the office good morning. it's 8:25. time for news headlines. the driver who hit a chp officer in san jose has been arrested for dui. the officer was hit around 2 a.m. at the scene of an accident on i-880 and bascomb avenue. that officer has a broken leg and injuries to his face. not clear if hail on the road was also a factor. as you can see, it was messy out there. and jury deliberations begin at this hour in the barry bonds perjury trial. a verdict could be reached as early as today. bonds is accused of lying to a grand jury in 2003 about taking steroids. if convicted, barry bonds could face time in prison or home confinement. and alleged kidnapper phillip garrido is headed to trial in august. he pled not guilty to kidnapping jaycee dugard and holding her captive in antioch
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for 18 years. garrido was expected to enter a guilty plea but his attorney says the grand jury was improperly selected and acted inappropriately. traffic and weather coming right up. stay with us. ,,,, yeah! boom! hi, i'm a stunt man. and i love watching me on at&t u-verse tv. i can record up to four shows at once on a single dvr. i can even record a show in this room... ...and play it back in this room. honey, i just vacuumed.
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activity still there over to the right shoulder. checking your drive through the south bay not bad at all, northbound 101 actually looking better. we are seeing some few slight delays there northbound in san jose but overall, you're clear into the peninsula. when you hit 85, we are getting word of a trouble spot in mountain view so heads up with that. elsewhere, looks like 280, 87, just the usual stuff. that's a look at traffic. here's lawrence with your forecast. weather working out nicely now. we started out with showers early on this morning. those are tapering off and moving out, san jose couple of clouds out there. looking good. toward the afternoon, temperatures going to be running below average, still cool out there now. 50s and 60s as we head in toward the latter part of the day. plan on 60 from san jose, 59 in fremont. a little brisk at the coast. the winds are blowing a bit so numbers mainly into the 50s. as we look toward the weekend, your your plans, i think it will be dry. lots of sunshine passing your way. sunday night into monday, chance of rain. ,,,,,,,,,,
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welcome back to "the early show." bottom of the hour. it is a friday morning. hopefully everybody is gearing up for what plans to be a superb weekend. welcome back. i'm chris wragge along with rebecca jarvis who's in for erica hill. jeff glor and marysol castro. coming up, a new movie out today
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making a huge splash called "soul surfer" based on the inspriring young surfer bethany hamilton whose arm was bitten off by a shark. >> dynamic duo. also ahead, you may have seen them last sunday on "60 minutes." this is a truly moving story. we're fortunate this morning to have them here. the gospel for teens choir here to perform for us. we're going to >> we've been listening to them this morning. >> yep. >> pretty incredible to hear. >> i have to say, whether you're christian, whatever religion you are or are not, listening to gospel music is -- >> the best. >> inspirational. >> especially under the leadership of that woman. the "60 minutes" piece, a wonderful woman, a true hero in the community. we've got that coming up. hope you can stick around.
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now let's get a check of what's going on. >> your last check of weather. we start off with high temperatures across the land. they don't look too shabby. for your weekend, so enjoy it. kansas city, 72. los angeles, 58. boston will be in the 50s. there is a bit of a yankee came there this weekend, not that i'm keeping track.
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thanks so much. >> marysol, thank you. "soul surfer" is a new movie featuring the dramatic true story of bethany hamilton. in 2003 the then 13-year-old surfer head made lines after losing her arm in a tiger shark attack off the coast of hawaii. eight years later her story of survival and ultimate triumph plays out on the big screen. "early" show contributor and superfan tyler mcgill is a surfer himself. >> good morning. yes, chris, i can tell you that the bethany hamilton story is every surfer's worst nightmare. i recently sat down with
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the young actress who plays her in the film. she had a chance to catch some waves and talk about bethany's harrowing ordeal. on halloween morning 2003, bethany hamilton was catching some waves near her home on the north shore of kauai. something she'd done thousands of times before. but her surf session would take a dramatically different turn. just after 7:30 a.m., bethany was brutally attacked by a shark which severed her left arm just below the shoulder. >> it just came and bit me. >> reporter: her surf board showed just how violent the attack was. the bite marks turned out to be a perfect match to this 14 foot tiger shark. >> it kind of like went like this. pulling me back and forth. but, i just hold onto my board. >> reporter: hamilton's terrifying ordeal made national headlines and now unfolds on film in the major motion picture "soul surfer." 17-year-old actress annasophia robb, a veteran of films such as "charlie and the chocolate
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factory" and "bridge to terabithia" portrays bethany. >> what's going to happen? why did i have to lose everything? >> reporter: it's a story of pain, persistence, and a young girl's remarkable decision to paddle back into the water, and chase her dream of becoming a pro surfer. >> i'm thinking that we'll probably just start right out here. sit on the inside, catch a couple nice rollers. i met with annasophia on a sun-filled day in malibu. a newcomer in the sport she learned to surf from the girl she's portraying. she was awed and inspired by bethany's guts and determination. how hard is that decision for her to get back into the water only a month after being attacked. >> it wasn't even really a decision. she just knew she was going to get back there. like, my arm's gone, okay, i need to figure out what i can do to get back in. she was back in the water as soon as she got her stitches out. >> as a surfer myself, sharks, anything involving sharks. >> i know. >> it's like my nightmare. i don't think i probably could make it happen again. >> no. i mean, i definitely know i
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would not be strong enough. >> one of the things that seems to come through in the interviews is her confidence. is that one of the characteristics that struck you? >> she gets frustrated sometimes with missing an arm and certain things she can't do. but she overcomes that. and if she can't do something she asks for help. you know, opening a bottle and picking stuff up and carrying surfboards. she does more with one arm than i can do with two. after spending months in hawaii shooting the film, annasophia has fallen in love with surfing. something i can totally relate to. for the past nine years i've been teaching people of all ages to catch waves. so we decided this interview wouldn't be complete without trying our luck in the lineup. how you feeling now? >> i feel so good. >> reporter: she showed me how bethany has to pop up using only one arm. >> it's hard. >> super hard. >> whoo! >> reporter: having spent some time in and out of the water
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with annasophia, it's easy to see why she was bethany's first choice for the role. she clearly understands what a love of surfing is all about. so are you now hooked? >> definitely. >> a love for it? >> yeah. i mean that's really at the heart of her character. is just, i mean, that's what got her back on the boards, because she was more afraid of not being able to surf ever again than afraid of sharks offer, you know, just living on land. and it's a part of her soul. >> yeah, remarkably, just three weeks after the attack, bethany was back on her board, which completely blows my mind. i don't know if i could ever get back in the water after surviving an ordeal like that. >> you see pictures of her when it first happened. everybody remembers that story. but you forget how young she was. but you talk about a tough kid, as well. let me talk about annasophia robb who plays her at the movie here. i'm sure no surfer yourself included doesn't have a fear of sharks when you're in the water. but she actually had to learn right in the waters where this happened to bethany, did she not? >> she'd done a little surfing
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in california, then goes out to hawaii. and she was surfing off kauai where bethany was attacked. i think it's hard. anyone in the water, you're on their turf. anna was working with bethany and bethany said, don't look down and she said she was able to conquer her fear. >> did she give you any update on how bethany is doing? i know she's still trying to navigate the pro surfing circuit. >> you saw from some of the clips, bethany is remarkable. i mean she's one of those few athletes that despite this major setback was able to overcome it with guts and you know, she's just an incredible athlete. so she's actually surfing on the pro tour now. >> that's amazing. this is kind of nice we were able to get you a story where you were literally on your turf. you've got the surf shop in new hampshire. you know what you're doing out there. >> after iditarod and ice fishing, it was nice to be back in the sunshine. >> tyler, thanks. good to see you again. "soul surfer" hits theaters nationwide today, check it out. now here's rebecca. >> speaking of being on your turf, we're making cocktails
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right now. if you like kicking off a warm, spring night with some fresh cocktails you're about to get some great suggestions. darryl robinson, also known as dr. mixologist, he told me he has a p.h.d. in mixology is the host of the cooking channel's "drink up." dr. mixology. i'll go formal with you. what are we making today? >> it's springtime. spring has sprung. fresh herbs and fresh fruits because they're bursting with flavor. to get us started we're using flavored vodkas. >> exactly. >> this is sobieski citron. >> it's fragrant. >> exactly. >> we're going to mix, this is real simple. we normally muddle some lemon at the bottom of the glass. going to get you to do that. >> just the lemon. >> mints are bursting with fragrance right now. >> just smack it. smell that. >> nice. >> really brought it out. we're going to use some ice on top of that.
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>> this ice? is this okay. >> that's it. put it in. >> okay. going to get about an ounce and a half of citron. going to add a little more lemon to it. another ounce of simple syrup. >> simple syrup? >> simple syrup is sugar and water, half and half proportion. we're going to shake it. >> are you serious? i don't know about this. >> that's good. that's good. >> could get dangerous in here. now we're going to pour it in a glass right here. and what i made prior to starting are a couple of these cocktails in the front. but just to show the people at home. >> top it off with champagne? >> this is prosecco. >> and now the taste test. cheers. oh, that's great. it's really fresh. not too sweet. i like that. all right. what do we have next? >> a champagne sparkling cocktail. again a little bit of ice in this. this one, you don't have to muddle because the raspberries
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will break down when you shake it across the ice. >> they're a more fragile fruit. >> exactly. this is a really, really hot liqueur called saint jermaine which is an elder flower liqueur. also a little bit of raspberry vodka. i think i've done enough work. it's your turn to shake. >> after the first one, i don't know. so the elder flower is slightly more expensive side but it's a hot thing? >> you use so little of it this bottle will probably go maybe 35, 40 drinks. >> okay. >> so i'll take over. the doctor will take over now. okay, here we go. about an ounce and a half of the mixture in here. then we're going to top it again with -- >> prosecco. >> prosecco. >> not champagne. which keeps the price down a little bit. >> prosecco bubbles are smaller than champagne bubbles. so it allows the taste to cover your mouth. >> thank you. >> there you go. >> cheers. another one. >> mm-hmm. oh, i like that one.
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that's on the sweeter side. but i do like it. >> if you like bellinis that's the perfect recipe for you. >> we've got to get to this one because we're running out of time. >> put a little campari in this one. it's a great thing to have on your palate. we're going to put orange in here like that. we made a couple of cocktails. they can go to the website and check out these recipes. >> absolutely. >> the first thing about this is that we use herbs. rosemary. >> that really makes it a unique flavor. >> that's right. that warm and peppery scent that you go, wonderful digestive. >> darryl robinson, thanks so much for being with us. it's all on our website for these cocktail recipes go to our website, and now here's chris. >> rebecca, thank you. all right, kids now that the alcohol segment is done you can take the ear muffs off. now it is your turn. last sunday night on "60 minutes" correspondent lesley stahl introduced us to a remarkable group of harlem teenagers and their
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inspirational leader. the program is called gospel for teens. and before they perform for us, here's a look back at part of lesley's story. ♪ >> reporter: the music, the words are about the struggle and a lot of these kids are there. they're struggling. >> they are struggling. we live in a violent society. so now, what do you do with them? how do you get it all to you. how do you live? ♪ shining on >> you have to go somewhere where there's sacred ground. where there's hope. where there's possibility. where there's a better life. >> reporter: which, of course, is exactly what gospel music was designed to provide in the first place. ♪ the story do you tell the kids the history
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of how this music grew out of slavery? >> i tell them that the first right as african-americans in this country was the right to sing. that was allowed during slavery. before reading, writing, school, church, we could sing. ♪ >> and joining us now is vy higginsen, founder of the mama foundation for the arts. >> good morning. >> so good to see you. what a wonderful report. can i ask what the response has been like? phone been ringing off the hook? >> the phone has been ringing. i've been loving every minute of it. wonderful words of encouragement and hope and support and i love it. >> with these kids, the kids that you have have over the years is it great to see them blossom? i know in the report in the beginning they're kind of a little timid, don't want to say where they're from or their names. after two or three weeks they're booming. >> and that is a great joy to me. to watch them grow, and develop, and to explore their vocal
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talent. and to sing their song and to find their voice. and finding their voice, they are now going to find themselves on the stage of mama, i want to sing. now that brings me great joy. >> just to give you great joy to see them all work together as a team. >> that's it. >> to have 40-some odd kids, each individuals when they first enter your room and literally after a first session to be able to sing together and produce the sounds that they do. >> it's the sound of the music. it has the power to touch and to heal. and when you go inside to discover who you are, and where you come from, the sound is yours. and that's what we love hearing from them. >> before we get to singing. can i see a reaction. how much do you love this woman? >> yay! >> thank you, kids! i love you, too. >> they don't project. we need to get them back to the drawing board. the piece is wonderful.
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it was great obviously to bring your story to an entire nation. and what you've done is tremendous. and the voices are tremendous. which brings me to this, are we ready to sing? >> yes, we're ready to sing. >> all right. now here to perform for us is harlem's gospel for teens choir. hold on, buckle up. go get 'em, kids. ♪ ♪ he's coming down he's coming down ♪ ♪ whoa whoa whoa ♪ he's coming down he's coming down ♪ ♪ ♪ the walls are coming down coming down ♪ ♪ down way down ♪ ♪ down way down ♪
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let them go let them go ♪ ♪ let them all go ♪ let them go let them go ♪ let my people go let them go let them go ♪ let them go let them go ♪ let them go ♪ ♪ let my people go let them go let them go let them go let them go ♪ ♪ let them go let them go my
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people let my people go ♪ ♪ let me people go let me people go ♪ ♪ let me people go let me people go ♪ ♪ let me people go let me people go ♪ ♪ let >> and we'll be right back. you're watching "the early show" here on cbs. stay with us.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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♪tay with us.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >> boy we have a treat for you now. we have joined the choir -- no, i'm kidding. wouldn't do that to you guys. we do have some unconfirmed reports of windows breaking all across the nation. that high note was incredible. >> oh, thank you. >> can you do it on cue? >> yes. ♪ >> oh, my gosh. incredible! that is -- so -- it's okay. it's okay. to hear a performance like that. you get to hear it day in and day out. what a treat for us. you guys were fantastic. >> thank you. >> we want to give you a really nice round of applause. you know, elijah, right? >> yes. >> did you have fun doing this? >> oh, yes. >> if you had to grade the rest 6 the choir, how would you grade the performance? >> it was exceeding a-plus. >> great work.
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what's next now? >> what's next is that they're going to sing in mama i want to sing in harlem. it's a musical. the longest running black musical in the history of american theater. and they are the next generations of singers. and they'll have an opportunity to sing in that. we're opening april 16th. >> we cannot wait to watch all of your careers blossom. really, really fantastic. and we're looking for a house band here at the "early" show. you guys are local. maybe we could work something out. >> come on down. >> yes. >> thank you. if you are ever in the area, you do have to check this crew out. fantastic. vy, thank you so much for all you do and for being here. you guys are great. thank you for joining us this morning. have a wonderful weekend. this is "the early show" here on cbs. your local news is coming up next. don't forget, tune in, see rebecca on saturday. >> thank you, chris. >> you got it. ,,
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a tough friday dry towards the bay bridge toll plaza. backed up to the maze. the metering lights are on. had a couple of problems throughout the morning, a few accidents. that's what causing all this backup. hopefully it will improve shortly. northbound 101 near 85 a wreck in the center divide but traffic slow in both directions on 101. westbound 237 at zanker broken down vehicle in lanes causing a backup. you can see in our live shot 880 at 237 interchange, very slow. that's a look at traffic. here's lawrence with your forecast. >> skies trying to clear out as we have some showers early on but those are winding down and heading southward. still some clouds there in the distance. but we are looking at a lot of sunshine around the bay area and most spots right now temperatures as we head toward the afternoon going to warm up only into the 50s and 60s. so a little brisk especially toward the coastline. as for the breeze, we'll continue to blow there. plan on 58 degrees in san francisco for a high today. 61 in oakland. and 59 in fremont. rain sunday night into monday. ,,,,,,
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