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towards the "s" curve. >> but at least they get a little sunshine while they wait. >> they can listen to their books on tape. >> coffee. >> chilly for a sunroof. we'll see you back here bright and early tomorrow morning at 4:30. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning. aftershock as japan marks the one-month anniversary of the disaster with a moment of silence a new earthquake hits hours ago rattling nerves across the country, this as even more people are told to evacuate the area around the nuclear plant. we are live in japan with the latest. wild weather. giant tornados tear through the midwest over the weekend, nearly destroying a town. thousands in north dakota are bracing and the worse may be to come. we have the forecast with storm warnings posted from louisiana through to new york. and a royal pair. william and kate greeted by an adoring public as they open a
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community center in what could be their final appearance together before the big day. we are live as they complete their good will tour across the united kingdom early this monday morning, april 11, 2011. good monday morning to you. i'm erica hill. nice to have you with us. >> happy monday. i'm chris wragge. this morning an after shock on what is the one-month anniversary of the 9.0 earthquake. more power problems at the fukushima daiichi plant. power has been restored as this after shock 100 miles north of tokyo. >> a lot of people their nerves rattled. we want to begin in japan. that after shock as chris mentioned hours ago was first reported to be a 7.1 magnitude. now the usgs is saying 6.6. it came as the country was
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marking the one-month anniversary of the deadly disast disaster. celia is in tokyo with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. japan was hit with another aftershock this morning exactly one month after a 9.0 quake rocked the country on march 11 killing more than 25,000 people. today's aftershock hit just southwest, 100 miles northwest of tokyo and south of the fukushima plant. a three-foot tsunami warning was issued but dropped an hour later. there are no new reports of damage though 220,000 households lost electricity. officials at the fukushima plant lost power to three of the six react reactors. however, electricity was restored afro minutes and the level of radiation stayed the same. as aftershock like this morning's continue to plague the
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region, japanese officials decided to expand the evacuation around the fragile fukushima plant from 12 to 18 miles. today, nuclear authorities admit they can't estimate when radiation levels in the area will begin to drop. erica. >> so many people wishing they could give an answer. thanks. chris. >> thank you. the midwest is recovering from dozens of tornados that slammed the region over the weekend. more violent weather could be on the way to millions as storm warnings have been posted to nearly half the country. marysol castro has the latest. >> a line of severe weather tore through the midsection of the country spinning off tornados that near lly flattened towns. >> there was rotation came out that way. >> the severe weather continued sunday evening. the tornados striking at least five counties in wisconsin. >> some mobile homes that are off, just shattered. >> in preston, 65 miles west of
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madison a powerful thunderstorm uprooted trees and damaged buildings. in southeast minnesota high winds toppled a camper. hardest hit was mapleton, an ef3 tornado ripped through this city packing winds up to 165 miles per hour. that's the equivalent of a category 5 hurricane. at one point the tornado spanned 3/4 mile. the twister damaged more than half of the town, flattening 20% of it. >> you saw debris and we looked and the tornado is coming down the road. >> more than a dozen neighborhood blocks were destroyed. no one was seriously injured. in all, 27 tornados were reported in iowa, the governor has declared a state of emergency. elsewhere, residents were dealing with destructive weather of a different kind. hail in novemberfolk, nebraska denting hoods. >> i've never seen hail like this.
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they are as big as baseballs. >> so for the last 24 hours we've seen nearly 200 reports of severe weather, wisconsin saw six of those tornados, a lot of the hail was around minnesota and in the overnight hours texas saw wind gusts of 80 to 90 miles per hour. this starts to move to the northeast. it's not going to be as severe as over the weekend. we are looking at the potential for a tornado. a swift gust, wind gusts of 50 to 90 miles per hour and we're looking at hail, the system starts to move up the eastern seaboard today into the overnight hours and we'll have more on this and the rest of the national forecast later on in the broadcast. here's chris. >> thank you. there was severe flooding in north dakota where national guard groups are helping. the red river is cresting. rachel slavik of wcco is in reid township, north dakota with an update. good morning. >> reporter: this year the flood fight is in the rural
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communities, smaller rivers sending water where it's never been. it's taking everyone by surprise, and the water continues to rise. some of the worst flooding re dents have seen is hitting north dakota this morning. rural communities north of fargo were overwhelmed as rivers spilled over their banks. >> every year is different. it came up faster than anybody was prepared for. >> reporter: russ dents have been preparing for the worst, sandbagging homes to keep the water out, but heavy rain is threatening to wipe out all of their hard work. >> what's going to happen is the kick to is going to get wet and slide into the river. >> reporter: nearly 30 miles of interstate 29 were closed sunday evening and sections of the four-lane highway were submerged making some stretches look more like a lake. >> pretty scary. it wasn't too deep but still with kids in the car, driving the interstate with water coming
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across. never had that happen. >> reporter: at least six people had to be rescued including a family of five and their dog. the national guard even evacuated an 87-year-old man. >> you take your time. >> reporter: who tried to defend his home by himself. the red river crested in fargo at more than 38 feet, the fourth highest level in recorded history. and the regional fema director will be in town today to survey all of this flooding. county officials expect to put pressure on her to find out why a full disaster declaration has not been issued quite yet. rachel slavik for cbs news near fargo, north dakota. >> to washington congress and the white house may have agreed on a budget that will fund the federal government through the end of the year. but, bigger battles lie ahead over the budget for 2012. and this time lawmakers are arguing over trillions, not even
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billions, trillions. nancy cordes is on capitol hill this morning with the latest. nancy, good morning. too many zeros to count. >> reporter: really. we should learn more about what exactly is going to get cut as a result of that 11th hour deal on friday night. we already know there will be cuts to defense and there will be cuts to agriculture and some democrats are complaining big cuts to social programs. the president bounded up the steps of the lincoln memorial this weekend, trying to put the best face possible on a spending deal he had admitted was not to his liking. >> i just want to say real quick that because congress was able to settle its differences, that's why this place is open today. >> reporter: after weeks of negotiations republicans had secured $38 billion in spending cuts from this career's budget. the largest annual cuts ever. in hours of the victory the gop was already gearing up for another battle over the nation's debt limit.
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>> i can tell you this. there will not be an increase in the debt limit without something really, really big attached to it. >> reporter: republicans want more long term cuts in exchange for their vote to raise the debt limit. and therefore prevent the government from defaulting on its loans. limit currently stands at $14.3 trillion. but the treasury secretary estimates the u.s. will reach that limit in mid may. looking to gain the upper hand in this spending debate the white house revealed sunday that the president will unveil his own sweeping deficit reduction proposal this wednesday. >> we've got to do it in a balanced way. cannot be all on the backs of the seniors and middle claus. >> reporter: the announcement comes days after republicans unveiled their budget for 2012 that would slash more than $5 trillion over the next decade. they want to privatize medicare, cap medicaid, while reducing taxes for the wealthy. from 35% to 25%. >> we have a debt crisis staring
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us in the face. that's got to get fixed. >> reporter: the president is likely to propose raising taxes on the wealthy and he'll also offer his precipitations for medicare and social security two of the primary drivers of the deficit. erica. >> nancy, thanks. your own personal budget may feel strained these days if you had to fill up recently. prices at the pump now top $4 a gallon in many parts of the country. the prices are still rising. cbs news correspondent michelle miller is at a gas station in new york city with more on that. it is painful, michelle. >> reporter: good morning, erica. believe it or not, some analysts say that gas prices will be even higher, refiners and retailers had not resist eed passing on t rising cost of crude oil. consumers are less willing to pay more to fill up their tanks. as gas prices continue to rise
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sharply across the country, drivers are feeling the pinch at the pump. >> fill it up will be like $90. it's a lot of money. >> reporter: in the past few weeks prices have shot up 12 cents a gallon in california, and new jersey. and a whopping 23 cents in oklahoma. >> now instead of driving to work i opted to take the train in just so i can have gas for the weekend. >> reporter: the nationwide average is $3.76 per gallon, that's up 19 cents from three weeks ago and 91 cents higher than this time last year. the current spike began in february when the rebellion in libya put a stop to exports of 1.5 million barrels of crude. that's caused oil speculators to push up the price. with no end in sight to the unrest in the middle east they are expected to continue rising. >> i don't know how people can afford to drive. >> reporter: and the news isn't about to get better. with the summer driving months approaching and stronger economy, the increased demand
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could push gas prices to an all-time high set in 2008 of $4.11 a gallon. to make it more bearable folks say slow down, believe it or not, for every 5 miles you go over the 65 miles per hour speed limit, you decrease your gas mileage by 10%. so all you lead feet out there, ease up on the pedal. >> michelle miller live for us. thanks. of course you can save by not having to pay the speeding ticket which would be helpful. >> i filled up in new york city yesterday. i didn't want to look at the price until i got the receipt. $84. i have an suv, not an 18-wheeler. you know, that's a lot of money. jeff glor is at the desk with a check of the headlines. >> good thing you won that bet on the masters then. >> good. >> deal to end the fighting in libya might be in the works this
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morning. the african union says that moammar gadhafi has signed on but this morning opposition supporters and the rebel stronghold are demanding that gadhafi step down. elizabeth palmer is in tripoli with the latest. liz, good morning. >> reporter: hi, jeff. yes, this road map toward a cease-fire was announced yesterday, late in tripoli after five african leaders flew in on their government jet for meetings with colonel gadhafi. the first to land since the no-fly zone was imposed. these men are some of gadhafi's only friends these days so received elaborate welcome and carried a message. libyan government has pulled out all of the stops for this delegation, we have a military honor guard, a marching band and a larger than usual crowd of cheering supporters. the message is, welcome to the sovereign state of libya.
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gadhafi wouldn't be meeting the leaders if he wasn't feeling the pressure of sanctions and of bombing. just before midnight, president of south africa announced that gadhafi agreed to what he called a road map leading to a cease-fire. the plan provides for humanitarian aid, dialogue and a vague claus that backs democracy over dictatorship. >> the african union considers that it's up to the libyan people to choose democratic leaders. >> reporter: after his photo op gadhafi took a short ride in his suv across the lawn of his compound and popped up in a victory cameo for his supporters. they believe any cease-fire deal must allow their lead tear remain in power but that's a condition that would make at non-starter for the other side. the african delegation is in benghazi to present that proposal to the rebels but in a sign that it may not stand a big chance ever success, the senior
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statesman of the team won't be there. >> liz palmer, thanks. france's new ban on islamic face veils went into effect. it's the first country in europe to ban the veils and several women protesting were taken into custody in paris this morning. any one who wears one of these full face veils can be fined of about 215 u.s. dollars. italy is often charged but never convicted made a personal appearance in court. he arrived in milan for the start of his trial on tax fraud. it's one of four active court cases against him including a separate trial involving sex with an underage girl, allegedly. firefighters in texas are battling huge wild fire this is morning, the fires have burned a total of nearly 400 square miles. one of them this one near el paso destroyed 40 homes, another burned 34 homes. there are no reports of any injuries this morning. after a wild day at the
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masters golf has a new champion. south africa's charl schwartzel. the 26-year-old made an amazing charge on the back nine yesterday including four straight birdies. he finishes with a 66. 14 under to win his first major championship. got the jacket from lefty there. tiger woods made a strong run if you were watching, vaulting into the lead after a blazing front nine. he could not sustain it, though. and tiger finishes four strokes back. 16 minutes after the hour. if you are wondering about rory mcle roy, he shot 80, 10 strokes back. he'll be back. >> amen turned into good lord. he will be back. >> i want to get awe check of your weather on this monday morning.
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>> thanks ch >> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. over to erica and chris. >> thanks. >> still to come on "the early
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show," new details in the hunt for a serial killer. police believe he could have connections to law enforcement as the killer may have left clues in a taunting phone call to a victim's family member. >> plus, prince william and kate making their final appearance together before the big day. thousands coming out in the rain to catch the pair on this the final stop of their tour of the united kingdom. we'll get you the latest and update on the guest list ahead. is is "the early show." [ female announcer ] a fiber that is taste-free, is a welcome change.
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new details this morning about an apparent serial killer who's been bumping bodies on new york's long island. we're now hearing the suspect made a number of phone calls to the sister of one of the victims, taunting repeatedly. >> he kept the calls short so they'd be hard to trace. some experts think that means he's familiar with law enforcement tactics.
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good morning. let's get a check of the bay bridge toll plaza, where it is stacking up now beyond the 880 overcrossing. so a lot of cars right now heading into san francisco. our drive time down the eastshore freeway also pretty heavy as well because of an accident in richmond off to the right-hand shoulder. but it's almost a half hour drive right now from the carquinez bridge to the maze. san mateo bridge this looks great. no problems on westbound 92 in the commute direction. and it is starting to slow a bit heading towards silicon valley. westbound 237 we have brake lights as far back as milpitas out to about zanker road then speeds improve and mass transit is on time. that's your traffic. here's kristy with your forecast. >> thanks, elizabeth. seeing overcast conditions this morning although we'll see a little more sunshine later on today. a shot of mount vaca with the sun sit there is can barely make it out because of the clouds. we have a chance of showers in the forecast for today although they will taper off and more sunshine tuesday. wednesday another system returning to the forecast,
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welcome back to "the early show," bottom of the hour here on a monday morning. chris wragge along with erica hill here in new york. good morning to you. good morning once again. coming up here on the program it is a chilling development in the possible serial killer case on new york's long island. the killer's been linked to the remains of as many as eight people discovered in a beach area. now there's evidence that the suspect may have knowledge of law enforcement tactics. >> we're going to speak with a crime scene analyst about these clues police have uncovered, what leads them to believe there may be a connection there. chilling connection for many. first, though, we want to check in with jeff glor who is standing by at the news desk with a look at some of the other
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headlines we're following. >> good morning to you. a new aftershock in northeastern japan today in our news. exactly one month after the earthquake and tsunami. today's tremor was a magnitude 6.6. japanese officials now plan to expand the 12-mile exclusion zone around the nuclear plant crippled by the tsunami. there and around japan today
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there are new developments in the hunt for a possible serial killer on new york's long island. since december as many as eight bodies have been found on a desolate stretch of beach there. now, investigators are examine some clues that point to a suspect who may be familiar with law enforcement. cbs news correspondent seth doane has this report. >> reporter: these brambles just off the secluded beach on long island, new york, became a serial killer's burial ground. so far, in just a three-mile
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radius, eight bodies have been discovered. now, it's believed the killer may work in or be familiar with law enforcement. and how an investigation would unfold. detectives are focusing on a series of seven disturbing calls from one of the victim's own phones. police believe that the killer may have made several phone calls to the sister of one of the victims. from busy places around new york city, like here at penn station. the calls were kept short. so that they couldn't be traced, the killer still could not be identified by surveillance cameras. during one call an unidentified man asks, do you know what your sister is doing? she's a whore. >> look for the common denominator. the common denominator right now is all prostitutes, and also craigslist. >> reporter: the four victims found in the last two weeks are still unidentified. but the first four victims discovered back in december were each strangled to death. they were all women in their 20s who advertised escort services
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on craigslist. and had been missing as far back as 2007. wally zeins, former nypd detective, says the fact that those bodies were wrapped in burlap bags may be a clue. >> you have to take into consideration who would use burlap in that area? well, clam diggers. >> reporter: police are said to be reviewing area clamming licenses and traffic tickets. it's believed the killer is familiar with this desolate stretch of beach, is meticulous, and likely thriving on the attention. seth doane, cbs news, new york. >> dr. lawrence kobilinsky is a crime scene analyst and professor at the john jay college of criminal justice in new york. good morning. >> good morning. >> we hear this theory about this alleged suspect potentially having some ties to law enforcement. what do you think of this theory? >> i'm not really convinced of that. i think anybody watches programs like csi would be familiar of the fact that you shouldn't stay on a cell phone for more than three minutes or else you might
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be traced. so i think he's taking evasive action. >> also he's been very meticulous, whoever the perp here is, with the fact that he's gone to some extreme measures like you mentioned. also there is no physical evidence. so is this a matter of someone who is savvy? >> i think that's a good point. i think he's smart enough to know that he shouldn't leave any kind of remnants of himself like cigarette butts or soda cans. anything that might give away his identification through fingerprints or dna. he is definitely thinking about what he's doing. he's careful. >> there's these phone calls that have now been reported to one of the victims' sisters. what does this say about the type of person that this is? that there's this level of taunting now? >> that surprised me. because we hadn't heard anything about taunting. there are serial killers that taunt the police, by expressing to the police, i'm smarter than you are. i'm one step ahead of you. this is the first time we're hearing about taunting of family members. this fellow really has some
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psychological problems and he's trying to send a message to the family. it's degrading, basically. >> what do you think motivates this type of person, especially with what you're now seeing and hearing from law individuals? >> it sounds to me like he's a psycho path. he's fantasizing. some of it has to do with sex. but, i think the real thrill that he gets is in the kill. you know, he fantasizes. he captures a woman through craigslist. that's the mechanism that he attracts these women. and then kills them some place where he's very comfortable, and then deposits the body in a place that's quite desolate. >> "new york post" is reporting this morning that one of the remains found recently, the unidentified remains, may belong to either a child or a baby. >> yeah. >> what does that mean? how did that then change the game here? >> it does change the game. i mean, we have to try to determine what the motivation is for that. this is an outlaw.
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it's unusual that a serial killer would go after young women, and now find there's a body of a young child. it's not really clear what the motivation was for the killing of the child. >> dr. kobilinsky, thank you. good to see you this morning. coming up next, prince william and kate middleton making what's likely their last public appearance before the big day on the 29th. we're going to show you where they are, what they're doing and get an update on the guest list when we come back here on "the early show" here on cbs. [ male announcer ] if you've been to the hospital with heart-related chest pain or a heart attack known as acs, you may not want to face the fact that you're at greater risk of a heart attack or stroke. plavix helps protect people with acs against heart attack or stroke: people like you. it's one of the most researched prescription medicines. goes beyond what they do alone by helping to keep blood platelets from sticking and forming dangerous clots. plavix. protection against heart attack or stroke in people with acs.
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it's been a week since we've seen prince william and kate middleton in wales, scotland and ireland. this morning they're in a small community called darwen in lancashire. they're opening a community center there. thousands have turned out despite the inclement weather. everyone is there to catch a glimpse of the couple. our victoria arbiter this morning and joins us with the very latest. you're braving the elements, as well. what are they here for this morning?
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>> good morning, erica. well, they're here to launch the darwen academy. the community academy. they're going to also launch a prince award scheme and they're going on to the country park to do recreational activities and highlight the importance of having green space, and encouraging people to be outside, off the sofa, out enjoying life, even when it's like today. >> even when it may not be the most beautiful day outside. it is very significant that this is their last of four stops throughout the united kingdom. four corners essentially. >> that's right. we've seen them flip pancakes in ireland, visited his alma mater in scotland, christened a boat in wales, and they're having a great time in england. there's been an incredible turnout, especially considering the weather. we've got schoolchildren all awaiting a glimpse of the new princess. so it's been a very successful morning. >> very successful. let's talk guest list now. some more names are leaking out or at least we think these are
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the names. give us an idea, are a lot of the people on the list people who were expected to be there? any surprises? >> not a huge number of surprises. i guess what is surprising is it's not quite the celebrity circus that you would imagine from a wedding of this scale. we knew that the beckhams and elton john. we've seen director guy ritchie, rowan atkinson, an actor. we're also seeing a lot of loyalty rewarded. people that have been very good to prince william throughout his life, from his house master at eaton college. even his very first nanny is on the list. loyalty means a lot to this royal couple. we're also seeing people that have contributed vast sums of money to prince charles' charities and many of the papers are reporting that there are business associates of both the middletons and prince charles. we're definitely seeing invitations given as a reward to people who have both been good, helpful, given money, all that kind of thing. >> it's also interesting that a number of the exs of both the bride and groom are on the list.
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>> yes, there are a number of exes. but we have to remember that these people that are exes have been friends for way longer than they were ever a boyfriend or a girlfriend. on the girlfriend list is william's very first girlfriend, jecca craig, willirumored to be william's first love. and arabella musgrave. she's part of the reason he was so unhappy during this first term. all great friends now. jecca craig's family has an estate that william and kate have visited. >> victoria, always good to have you with us. go inside where it's dry. have a cup of tea. >> thank you. >> just ahead, if you have not filed your tax return yet. you've got some company but you don't a lot of time. we're going to help you meet the deadline or at the very least get that extension ready. that's just ahead.
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more than 25% of us wait until the very last minute. well, if you're one of the procrastinators, cbs news business and economics correspondent rebecca jarvis is here with some helpful hints. so, we've got one week. >> yeah. >> not going to make the deadline. so what do i do about filing an extension? >> you can file the extension. it's a form 4868 that you go to on the irs website. at this point what you need to do is pay 90% of what you think you owe by april 18th. that's the tax deadline this year. pay 90% so that you don't face penalties, and what you want to think about is, if you're trying to estimate what that 90% might be if what you owe, look back at last year's tax return. that will be a good indicator. once i filed it your new deadline is six months away, october 17th. and there's nothing wrong with doing this. i've done it in the past and it does work. >> i've been in that group, as well. let's say you haven't filed your taxes. you don't necessarily want to go around the extension route. is there any way you can get them done in the last week? >> there are ways. there are great resources from some of the online tax preparer
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services like tax act, turbotax. also talking to an accountant, if they'll talk to you at this point in the game. it is a little later. h&r block can all be useful. >> make sure you've got all your information. >> that's right. and if you feel like you don't, that's one reason to file that extension. because you want to make sure you account for everything. >> talk about this. you owe money. you want pay it all at once. are there some options out there? >> yes, there are. in particular this year, clearly it's been a difficult year for many people, there are installment plans that you can actually file for through the irs. will you have to pay interest on these. about half a percent of monthly interest, so it can get expensive. there's an application at irs.gov. and there are some fees associated with these, anywhere from $50 to $105. >> how about some of those often overlooked deductions. i think people make mistakes annually just not knowing certain things that they can deduct and reap some of the benefits of. >> one of the big ones is
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transportation costs. the transportation to and from medical visits. of course we all know you can deduct a medical visit itself. but there are abilities to deduct those costs, how much you drive. out-of-pocket costs for charity. did you spend more miles driving to a charity? did you pay parking? did you pay tolls? that's something you can deduct. moving expenses. number of people may have moved to go to a new job this year. well you can actually deduct that expense. also, tax preparation fees. so if you pay to use a service like h&r block or an accountant or something along those lines you can deduct it. even if you use turbotax or taxact you can deduct that. >> the bigger the mistake you make the better the chance you're going to get audited. >> exactly. >> rebecca jarvis, thanks. we'll be right back. you're watching t"the early sho" here on cbs. you have one week to file your taxes. all day, every day. share one of five appetizers, like our texas cheese fries. then choose two freshly prepared entrees from 14 chili's favorites. like our honey chipotle chicken crispers or our famous baby back ribs.
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stanford pol it is 7:55. time for news headlines from cbs 5. i'm sydnie kohara. stanford police warning students to lock their doors and windows. a man got into a woman's apartment on campus saturday night and sexually assaulted her as she slept. the suspect took off running when the victim woke up and screamed. no arrests have been made. the san francisco giants increasing security by 30 to 40% for the series with the dodgers that begins tonight at at&t park. they are trying to prevent any trouble following the severe beating of a giants fan outside dodger stadium march 31. and in about 30 minutes, jurors in the barry bonds perjury trial will resume deliberations. before they go back into the
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jury room, they will hear a transcript of testimony from bonds' personal shopper kathy hoskins who testified she saw bonds' trainer give him an injection before a road trip during the 2002 season. traffic and weather around the bay area in just a moment. stay with us. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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we have a lot of spots with slow tract. here's a live look at traffic
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coming out of downtown san jose. that's to the high 17 interchange. slow traffic through the stretch. brake lights out of the altamont pass, westbound 580 a half hour to 680 and the dublin interchange. slow through livermore. no big problems just a lot of cars heading westbound. san mateo bridge, good to go in either direction between hayward and foster city. and a lot of heavy traffic as well from silicon valley westbound 237 exiting milpitas. it looks like that to about zanker road. that's your traffic. here's kristy with your forecast. >> a live look outside, can't see any sunshine although we'll see some later on this afternoon when the clouds burn off and we have a chance of showers in the forecast for today. let's take a look at that extended forecast. chance of showers through this afternoon. then we'll see some sunnier conditions tomorrow and another system returning on wednesday with a little bit of a warmup
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top of the hour as maybe you are getting ready to head out there and start your workweek. we have great stuff coming up. >> don't move. >> welcome back to "the early show." i'm erica hill along with chris wragge. what a lucky family you're about to meet. an avalanche smashed into their car pushing it across the road filling the car with snow, ice, fragments of glass. amazingly, the parents escaped with relatively minor injuries.
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their two young daughters, barely a scratch. you're going to meet them, hear their story here this morning. also, if you suffer from lower back pain, you're not alone. about 80% of us get it at one time or another. it can be debilitating. that looks like a bed of nails. but a lot of people claim it actually relieves their pain. we are going to put it to the test. >> are you going to test it personally? >> i don't know, we'll see. probably. >> take one for the team. >> why not? >> jeff glor is standing by with a check of the headlines. good morning. >> nothing like a bed of nails to soothe you. >> when in rome. >> good morning, everyone. in libya today, nato warplanes,
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the african union tries to work out a cease-fire. gadhafi has apparently agreed to the union's plan for the cease-fire. but it's doubtful the rebels will go along unless gadhafi steps down. our reporter is in benghazi this morning. >> reporter: the african union peace delegatiegation must haven it wasn't going even before they came to this hotel. several thousand libyans yelling "gadhafi, go." they say they're not going to talk to moammar gadhafi. that is one of the four roads on the roadmap. there will be negotiations between the rebels and the gadhafi regime. people here say that's not going to happen. what might have a little chance of success is the idea of a cease-fire, if gadhafi's forces would pull back from some of the towns they're besieging in rebel areas, perhaps the rebels would agree to that.
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they've been pushed back from several place, notably ashdab , ashdabia,but gadhafi forces have been pushed back. some of that thanks to nato air strikes which over the weekend destroyed some tanks there. no talking with gadhafi here. >> i would say so. thank you very much. another aftershock has hit northeastern japan this morning exactly one month after the devastating earthquake and tsunami. today's quake was a magnitude 6.6 centered on land. it shook buildings in tokyo and triggered a tsunami warning that was eventually quickly lifted. japanese officials say they're extending the hot zone around the nuclear plant crippled by the earthquake.
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inside the evacuation zone, a lot of activity halted for a moment of silence at the exact time when the quake struck last month. on wednesday, president obama is expected to unveil his plans to reduce the $1.4 trillion federal deficit including cuts in the government's chief health care plans medicare and medicaid. your budget is taking a hit these days if you drive. the nationwide average is $3.76 a gallon. it's 91 cents higher a gallon than it was this time last year. severe thunderstorms ripped through parts of northern texas this morning. chopper video shows damage to homes south of ft. worth caused by very high winds. meteorologists say some neighborhoods got winds of 70 to 80 miles an hour. 75,000 customers are without power and some schools has to delay the start of classes. in fargo, north dakota, a highway is covered by
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floodwaters making it too dangerous to drive. some vehicles got through the high water yesterday before officials closed that stretch of the highway. forget the sandbags here in north dakota. check this out. this year, a new weapon in the fight against floodwaters it's called the aqua dam. several north dakota homeowners used it to keep floodwaters from damaging their home and properties as the floodwaters continue there. a look at one of the most spectacular -- take a look at this. that is amazing. the northern lights energized particles from the sun to make the sky dance with curtains of color, this is captured by time-lapsed photography. this was captured last month in norway. stunning stuff. five minutes past the hour. back over to erica and chris. fun looking at you guys, too. >> it's a joy to look at you, jeff glor. that almost looks like a
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computer program. >> speaking of the northern lights and everything, hubble is an imax movie that's out right now -- >> really good stuff. >> thanks, jeff. there you go. that's what to do this week with jeff glor. marysol castro is standing by with a check of the weather. >> good morning. we take a look at the southern plains. it's hot and dry from texas through nebraska. arid air. ghe winds will pick up. this will not help any of the aid provided to the wildfires there. from here we go to the east coast. take a look at this.
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>> this weather report s this weather report sponsored by miracle grow garden soil, turn bad soil into great soil. start right, finish big. that's your latest weather. here's erica. we want to turn to the story of a miracle in the snow. a washington state family was
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driving home last wednesday from their spring break when an avalanche slammed into their car. another motorist called 911. take a listen. >> that big slide, a wall of snow and ice smashed through the windshield with enormous force. you can see the aftereffects there. covered the front seat and the passengers in them with shattered glass, pushed the vehicle into a retang wall. all four join us in the studio this morning. good to have all of you with us. >> good morning. >> those pictures, i can't imagine what it must have been like. walk us through, kent, what happened. >> we were driving home and had a great spring break. probably about 2 1/2 hours from home. i seen something come down. no warning or anything. something came over the top of
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us. the next thing i know, the windshield caved in on us and i must have just closed my eyes at that point and held on for dear life. i didn't know what was happening. i had the sensation of losing control of the vehicle and sliding sideways. we were sideways going zodown t highway. my wife, i can remember her holler. i knew something was wrong. sorry, i always get emotional about that. >> it's understandable. it's hard -- you paint such a picture when we see these images, it's stuff to be in that. your first concern is your family that's in the car with you. tana, did you realize what was happening at the time? >> no. i just felt the windshield over my chest. i felt just so heavy. i didn't feel any pain, anything by that time.
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i just felt the impact over me. for me i thought, this is the end. >> thankfully it wasn't. a good samaritan right behind you guys luckily jumped out and started helping you. >> when we finally came to a stop, we hit head-on into a retaining wall. we were packed in with snow. we couldn't just get out. i literally had to dig my way out to be able to get to the door. >> it's ice, parts of windshield, the glass, correct? >> correct. >> and the girls, you guys are in the backseat snug in your car seats. but you had know all over you, too, right? >> yeah. >> were you scared in. >> yeah. >> did you cry? >> some, but not too much. >> did mom and dad say, we're
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going to be okay? >> yeah. >> there was a gentleman behind you guys who had some medical training and he helped get you out. >> i couldn't get out, i was waiting in the car for like an hour because the pain in my chest was so bad, i couldn't move or talk. but this guy was taking care of us like we were his own family. he was so nice, talking to me, taking care of me, trying to keep me warm. >> have you spoken to him since? >> no, i didn't. but i wish i had the opportunity to talk to him and thank him. he was just so nice. he was like an angel for us at that moment. >> when i got out of the car, i was able to get arianna dug out and out of the car and put her to the side of the road and i was going back for nicole and one of the gentlemen behind us had already gotten nicole.
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i went back to help tana. when i got around the corner, this other samaritan was there and he said, look, i'm medically trained. you worry about your kids. you let me worry about tana. i'll take care of her. i can remember him -- he covered tana up with a coat. we didn't have blankets or anything ready available. he gave up his coat. we still have his coat. we'd really like to get to him and return his coat. she's washed it. got it cleaned up some. >> you all will be able to connect with one another. we're glad you're able to be here with us and that everybody is safe and sound this morning. >> it's a miracle. it's a miracle, that's all i can say. >> everybody was where they needed to be, in the right place at the right time. >> we had an exceptionally tough car. >> good to have you. jugs ahead this morning, it may look like a medieval torture
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than most cars do in a lifetime. in this morning's "healthwatch," back pain. about eight out of ten people will be affected by it at some point in their lives and we spend tens of billions of dollars each year in a quest for back pain relieve. "early" show contributor taryn winter brill is here with a novel treatment getting some popularity very quickly. >> good morning to you, chris. imagine lying down on a device that mimics of a bed of nails, mats with thousands of nail-like spikes are being touted as a relaxation technique that may relieve stress, back pain and even cure insomnia. if you feel that strain and pain in your lower back your misery is in good company. >> what the data shows is that 80% of the americans will experience low back pain at some point in their lifetime. that's probably an understatement. >> reporter: it's estimated that
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at any given time more than 30 million americans are experiencing back pain. and back pain is big business. >> when the heat is on, the pain is gone. >> reporter: from patches to pills. back pain sufferers will try almost anything to get relief. >> patients come in often telling me, for example, doctor, just cut the nerve, do whatever you need to do to address this back pain. >> reporter: but will they try this? it's a halsa mat and it looks a little bit like a tool for torture. >> called an acupressure mat or a nail bed. >> reporter: yep, she said nail bed. you might see a yogi using one for meditation or a stunt guy on one. this modern version replaces the nails with more than 8,000 pointy plastic spikes. it's supposed to help relax you and relieve pain. i had to try it out. >> this gets right to the point. >> reporter: there was definitely a prickly feeling but it didn't hurt like i imagined it would. just to get a sense of what's going on right now it's stimulating these pressure points all over my body, which
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are basically releasing -- >> which is causing the release of hormones. >> reporter: the mat is based on the theory of acupressure that the body is lined with pressure points, which when stimulated release the body's natural pain relieving hormones. for further evaluation we took the mat to colleague geri papiernick. >> it's sharp pains in my hips and down the leg. sharp, shooting pains, and it just -- it's just stops you in your tracks. >> reporter: it's been this way for 15 years. and five surgeries haven't helped. her pain is so chronic, so excruciating, she's forced to take a legion of pills, between 12 and 18 a day, including morphine and meth owe don just to function. i introduced her to the mat. at this point are you willing to try it? >> sure. i would try anything. absolutely. >> reporter: like me, papiernick said it didn't hurt to lie on the mat and she said it felt good just to stretch out on the floor. could you see yourself doing this on a daily basis? >> sure, if there was a
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long-term beneficial effect, i could do it every day. >> reporter: and it's in the pursuit of that daily relief that papiernick and her fellow back pain sufferers will spend at least $50 billion a year on remedies. indeed, and while research so far is preliminary, recent studies have shown that nail mats used 15 minutes a day for three weeks reduced patients' peak levels of pain. they also found that back temperature was higher on the nail mats as compared to a traditional mattress as a result of increased circulation. also heart rate was lowered, indicating greater relaxation. interesting finding. >> notice you were holding her hand there. how many nails are we talking about? >> not that we're counting but we are. 8,820 plastic spikes. isn't that something? >> that's amazing. you've been using this the last couple of days. >> i have 15 minutes a day. they say to use the mat against your bare skin for maximum relief because clothing can serve as a barrier. i did it. there was initial discomfort. eventually and it dissipated.
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i liked it. i felt a massage type sensation. >> a few marks that i'm sure -- >> exactly, yeah. in my back. lots of red marks but you don't feel it after awhile. >> it's obviously a little painful to the touch. i'm sure spread out over the time. they say it's not just back pain it's other ailments as well. >> if you have neck pain, muscle fatigue, tension. lack of energy because it's increasing your circulation. but remember my advice is when you go down on it, be careful because this can really stick it to you. >> thank you. good to see you this morning. we'll be right back. you're watching "the early show" here on cbs. >> "cbs healthwatch" sponsored by novolog flexpen. ask your doctors about the benefits of novolog flexpen today. use flexpen. flexpen comes pre-filled with the insulin i take and i can dial the exact dose of insulin i need. i live my life on the go and need an on-the-go insulin. i don't need to carry a cooler with flexpen.
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rry bonds perjury tria it is 8:25. good morning, everyone. i'm sydnie kohara with your cbs 5 news headlines. jurors in the barry bonds perjury trial deliberating in court right now. testimony was read to them from bonds' personal shopper who claims to have seen bonds' trainer inject him with an unknown substance. stanford police warning students living on campus to keep their doors and windows locked. a graduate student was sexually assaulted in her apartment saturday night by a male intruder. the suspect ran off once the victim woke up and screamed. no arrests have been made. and a scuba diving trip turned deadly for two nevada teens. 16- and 17-year-old boys were with a group takeing an oceanography class at monterey
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bay. the monterey county coroner's unit will conduct autopsies this morning to find out what happened. traffic and weather around the bay area in just a moment. stay with us. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. just coming into the newsroom a new problem in san mateo county. a big rig hauling a bunch of gravel is on its side. this is highway 92 just east of skyline boulevard. apparently there's gravel spilled all over the roadway so expect delays in that area.
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otherwise, we are dealing with a couple of accidents, as well. northbound 101 approaching shoreline boulevard mountain view. slow traffic there one lane blocked. also another problem in fremont, northbound 880 before mowry. sounds like that accident is cleared to the right shoulder. minor delays. if you are continuing up the nimitz freeway, northbound traffic very slow right now as you pass the coliseum. but hey, we have better news now at the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights are on but traffic, all those traffic is dissipated. an easy ride into san francisco. kristy has the forecast. >> thank you. seeing overcast conditions this morning although we'll see a little more sunshine later on in the day. pretty gray right now, a a little brighter this afternoon. sunshine on tuesday, wednesday another system move into the bay area with chance of rain. thursday and friday partly
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cloudy. for the weekend a nice warmup into the 70s. ,,,,,,,,
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welcome back to "the early show." just waiting for that sun to peek through those clouds at some point. burn off that -- >> at least the music is good. >> all right.
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>> that's supposed to be almost 80 degrees. >> 78. >> in new york city. which would be a real surprise for everybody who wakes up today to see that. welcome back once again, chris wragge, erica hill, jeff glor, marysol castro. coming up, you talk about some devastating news. imagine hearing this, a husband tells a wife, i don't love you. i don't think i ever loved you. and i'm leaving. this is after 20 years of marriage. >> oh. >> kids and everything. one woman heard those words a few years ago, decided to handle things in a surprising, and unique way. she didn't tell him to hit the bricks. instead she just didn't believe him, and she wasn't going to accept that their long marriage was over. so she's here to tell us exactly what happened and what lessons others can actually learn from this experience. you talk about some resilience and some patience. >> yes. that would not be my first reaction. >> yeah. >> my reaction, i can't say on morning tv. but more power to her. so i'm looking forward to that segment. also ahead this morning, we all love to cook here on "the early show," we know a lot of folks at home do, as well. sometimes do you feel like your gadgets may need a little
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updating? >> my gadgets haven't changed. >> this is fantastic. we have awesome new gadgets for your kitchen. little simple things that you're going to see these and go, why didn't someone think of that sooner? this makes my life easier in the kitchen. it's quicker. it's safer. a salad spinner that also it slices, it dices, it spins. it really does! yeah. >> wow. >> now we'll be going to infomercials for the next 28 minutes. >> four easy installments of $19.95. >> and a rotisserie chicken. >> make the check payable directly to us. >> you're a good cook. >> i try to cook. i don't know if it's good. once upon a time we all cooked, right? let's do it again. >> cook up some weather. >> cook up some weather. >> that is a segue. >> trying to get you on. >> let's take a look at your national forecast. your final check, there you go see the severe swath of severe weather covering 20 states. we'll get to t
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>> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now over to erica. >> mary thanks. a study released just this morning by the american academy of pediatrics finds parents of young children, especially mothers, are more at risk of becoming overweight than people of the same ainge without children. registered diet significance cynthia sass is here to explain and give us some tips on staying healthy. good morning. >> good morning. >> you know, a lot of the moms in the studio were chatting this morning. we heard this and we said, yeah. because when your kids are little you feel like you don't have time to do anything. you finish the food off their plate. >> true. >> is that really the reason we're packing on the pounds? >> absolutely. probably more moms than dads. moms are the ones who are stressed out, sleep deprived and pressed for time. sleep deprivation alone can up your hunger hormones, cause you to eat more fatty and sweet foods and when you're pressed for time you reach for the
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quick, convenient, comfort foods and those tend to be not the healthy choices. >> things more processed. >> absolutely. >> things that stick with us longer in all the places we don't want them to stick. >> right. >> what can we do about it? >> you know what the number one thing parents can do is eat healthy themselves with enthusiasm. all the studies show even through 18 years old, parents are the biggest influence over sports celebrities and over sports figures and celebrities in general. >> wow. >> even through 18. >> that's amazing. so we have to start by setting a good example. >> yes. >> you have some ideas for us on ways we can make things a little healthier for the entire family. >> yes. >> so let's start with these. >> pretty easy. don't take a lot of time. don't take a lot of effort. instead of sweets, maybe fruit kebabs. here we have nonfat yogurt with honey and cinnamon stirred into it. instead of chocolate milk or a soda, smoothie. throw some chocolate chips in there and even a scoop of oats to give you a serving of whole grains. >> you've got peanut butter there, too.
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we like to make smoothies with almonds, butter. >> absolutely. that will help you to absorb more antioxidants from the fruit. >> my 4-year-old loves to make smoothies. the blender makes that loud noise. >> let them press the button. instead of something prosen and processed, take some whole grain english muffins, put some healthy marinara sauce, a little bit of mozzarella, throw it in the toaster oven and you have an after-school snack. >> english muffin pizza. i grew up on those. >> this is so important. unfortunately, the statistics are pretty scary when it comes to childhood obesity. today's generation of kids may be the first to not outlive their parents because we're seeing diseases in kids that we normally see in adults from type ii diabetes to high blood pressure and even heart disease. in 1976, 5% of children in the u.s. qualified as obese. today it's 20%. >> one in five kids. >> just in my lifetime 5% to
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20%. >> this is one way, obviously. these are some of the foods. also physical activity is very important, because a lot of the moms, and it is more poms than dads, they're not getting out and exercising enough. >> i say take advantage of your local parks. there's a lot of free or lost-cost activities from indoor to outdoor swimming. renting bikes, roller skates. go to your local library and rent dvds like dance dvds. instead of playing video games, do charades, you know, twister. just to get up and get moving. that will really make a huge difference. >> and do it together as a family. you mentioned twister. dvds instead of video games. what about if you have a picky eater. it may be tough to change some of their habits, especially when you're tired and stressed out. >> getting kids involved, as you said, they love to be involved with shopping for the food and preparing for it. so the more invested they are, the more interested they become in healthy eating. so grow vegetables together. plant a garden or even a window sill pot. make some tomatoes or some herbs on your own. go to a pick your own farm.
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and prepare something together that you've picked together. and then finally, allow your child to pick out one new fruit or vegetable from the supermarket every time you go to the grocery store. i have seen this transform kids where they get really excited about trying a mango or papaya or a dragon fruit. they really look forward to eating it and become more interested in fruits and vegetables in general. >> sometimes they can get their points interested in new foods. maybe something mom and dad aren't familiar with. >> absolutely. >> the artichoke. i'll take them all. always good to have you here. cynthia, thanks. chris over to you. >> erica, thank you. imagine hearing these words from your spouse after nearly two decades. i don't love you anymore. i'm not sure i ever did. well that's what laura munson's husband said. as the title of her book points out, "this is not the story you think it is." laura is here to tell us exactly what happened next. >> good morning. >> thanks for having me. >> i'm going to cut right to the chase because i know this is a question that everyone at home is asking. you've been married like i said, almost to decades, you've got
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kids, your husband comes home one day and says those words. why not just leave? >> well, i loved him. we'd been together since 1988. and knowing him the way that i do, i truly felt that, like this is a great guy, this is a family man, this is an equal and loving partner of mine. my best friend. for him to say those words, i knew that he was in deep, emotional crisis. brought on by career failure. and so many people are going through this right now globally. >> how did you -- how were you able to process hearing those words, after having that type of love for one another and the children? to think that this man that you love and that loved you could say, could utter these words, must have sent you into a tailspin. >> nobody wants to hear those words. i don't love you anymore. but people say all sorts of stuff when they're in crisis. and so, my -- my love for him had me go to a place of compassion. and empathy. and so i said to him, i don't buy it. what can we do to give you the distance that you need without breaking up everything that we've created. a beautiful home in montana,
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land, two wonderful children. and animals. and he could have said nothing, i'm out of here. but instead he chose to stick with it and there began the season depicted in my book. >> how was it received on his behalf to hear, okay, she just wants to give me space? what was the reaction? did he take the space? >> he took the space. you know, i think there's so much power when you don't engage in the drama. people think that the power lies in reacting. and posturing and fighting. but i have learned that that doesn't serve us. and during the time in my life i really got to see what it was pool your power. and yes, marriage is the entry point to this book. but this is a book about empowerment and taking care of yourself. whether or not you're in a relationship. >> you said you can't take certain things personal. and you didn't take this personally. how do you not take something like that personally? because not even being in your position, i could only imagine hearing the words, if it had been me, and how personally i would have taken it. >> well, first of all, it's about being responsible for
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things within your control. i could not control my husband nor can anybody control another human being. this was about getting in touch with my inner dialogue. my inner critic who wanted me to fight. who wanted me to go into a place of victimhood. i wasn't going to go there. i didn't see that there was any payoff for me in victimhood. so it was about creating my moment. i could create being miserable. i could create being a victim. i didn't want to do that. so i created some level of personal freedom during that time. and it wasn't always easy. >> your friends, i'm sure, probably said what are you doing? just let him go and just start over. what do you tell friends and family that probably didn't totally understand what you were doing? >> easier said than done. everybody in every relationship, breakdowns happen. crisis happens. it's not a matter of if. it's not a matter of if. it's a matter of when. and how to handle it. and so for me, i actually didn't talk to a lot of friends during that time. because i didn't want to get into that reactive place.
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i chose to speak with people that really loved us. >> there was a time when you were giving your husband that much-needed space that he wasn't showing up on time for dinner and he would be gone for a few nights or a weekend or wasn't there to mow the lawn when he should have been. what were the kids thinking at this point? >> well kids are sort of oblivious at that age. it was summertime. we lived in montana. they were running around barefoot. we were also very clear about them. we don't sell myths in our family. we said look, mom and dad are having a hard time right now and we love you and that doesn't mean you're not safe. this was really a practice for all of us to be in the present moment. which is really all we had. >> you had placed some time limits on how long you were going to give things another shot before you said, okay. time to cut bait and move on. >> right. this is a very important point. because, you know, some relationships are meant to end. and really this was about me letting go of the outcome of my relationship. but i did give myself about six months. and that wasn't you know, game over, end of marriage. but just to check in and make
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sure i wasn't in denial. that i wasn't being a door mat. and i had my standards. i wasn't going to put up with just anything. but when you love somebody, it's sometimes we're good to the. sometimes we're bad together. it's important to know how to do both. >> you say sometimes when you get those sucker punches it's best to duck. and that's kind of the best approach to take. i guess we can happily say that the two of you are back together. that things did, in fact, work out in that whole space issue that you decided to give your husband. some say maybe deservingly. some say not so deservingly. did work out. >> that's right. you know. but it's not all tied up in a big pink bow. we're a work in progress just like anybody in any relationship, whether or not you're married. >> the message you'd like to send to people out there going through something similar. >> that you can feel powerful even when you feel powerless. and even when society says that you should play victim, you can still find some level of personal freedom in the present moment. >> all right, laura, thank you. >> thank you, chris. >> best of luck to you. >> you, too, thanks. >> laura's big, "this is not the story you think it is" is now
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out in paperback. here's erica. >> chris, thanks. chances are you've been using your pots, pans and other kitchen utensils basically forever. so you're ready for something new? you're in luck. senior editor david gregg of behindthebuy.com is here with great new products to sharpen your culinary skills. you always have the most fudge gadgets. and today you did not disappoint either. >> that's what happens. we get 300 e-mails a day saying this is cool. >> this is good. you do all the hard work for us to let us know whether or not these things actually work. all of these products that you have are not only cool and revolutionary, they're space saving. >> you want to be more efficient in the kitchen, so you can spend less time. real estate is a real commodity in the kitchen. starting off with something that provides a solution on multiple levels because it's a four in one. at first glance this four in one. >> salad spinner. >> but remove the top. >> wait there's more. >> exactly. if you call now you'll get the additional attachments, well
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they're all included. >> the mandolin goes on top. >> so of course you can slice things. we don't want to put your hand. >> cutting the hand would be bad. >> you do that. >> it goes right into your salad with your lettuce. >> and then you can also -- >> there's a cheese greater. >> and then when you're done making your salad you have the option then of turning it into a five-quart storage container. >> look at that. >> so you can put it directly into the refrigerator. >> i like it. okay i'll take one of those. up next. perhaps, if you've ever tried to cut corn off the cob you know that it's a twofold disaster. >> and most people use a knife and you usually end up puncturing most of the kernels. >> and slicing off your finger. >> from oxo the special niblet corn remover and not only does it remove the niblets but also stores them inside. >> kind of looks like the ped egg. >> sort of. you wouldn't want to use it on your foot, of course.
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unless you have corns. >> oh! >> and then when you're done, all you have to do is take this. >> we can put it in our salad. and take it to the picnic. >> like so. pretty easy. not too tough. >> very nice. >> all affordably priced, too. most of these items under $30. >> this is about $30. >> this is $13. let's move on to a big problem most people have. >> bagels. >> bagel related injuries. >> very serious. >> this is from a brooklyn bagel company. this is called a thricer. this is the newest generation. most people take a bagel and put a pot holder and slice. normally i would say don't try this at home. the reason you can do this at home, the blied does not go all the way down. you pull out the other way and what you've got the ability to do, of course, make french toast. >> this cuts it in three. or even control your portion size. bagels can be so big.
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great way to not waist that food. >> so waste not want not and also saves time and your hands. we were talking about this earlier. a lot of recipes specifically are getting european influence now, and i say that because they want you to get the weight measurement of the ingredients you're using. >> as opposed to a cup or something of that nature. >> correct. and taylor the digital measuring cup and scale. it has a scale right there, and as i'm pouring, it's actually registering the weight of the ingredient as i'm putting it. it has a tare-ing feature that allows you to zero out and put in solid ingredients. you get a measurement of everything together. >> and you can mix it all in one. >> that's correct. >> it does liquid and dry. >> so oils, flour, milk. >> perfect. >> we've got our liquid and we're making a sauce or a stew and we want to pour off the product, the slip-on spout which is made of silicone so it obviously can be used in hot
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whole line of different kitchen gadgets for target. colanders use a lot of space in your kitchen tab nets. i'm going to get all milky here. it collapses. it totally collapses. >> that's great. only it bucks. that is made of silicone so will deal with hot temperatures. >> so is this. >> my pot clip. my wife loves this. susan loves this. she does not have to use a spoon holder anymore, which gets messy. >> and inevitably dribbles across the stove from the pot to the spoon rest. >> perfect. >> these i swear by. it's amazing. you can get so much more done because you can see your recipe. >> we could always figure out how many times we use a recipe.
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that's thanksgiving spatter. if you love and cherish your recipe books, it's a great recipe holder there that's available. that particular product is just about $36. if you have splatters and smells in your kitchen. cut down on the splatters and smells. this is a great solution. first odor absorbing splatter screen. >> it's really sturdy. >> tough to puncture. >> it is impreg natured with carbons. you will cut down on splatters and not going to smell the garlic. bon homme has come up with a solution that is similar to a catering affair. this is a home heat lamp, just under $100. this is something we're going to have to install next to the anchor desk. >> i think that's a great idea. lastly an automatic trash can. >> not only is it touchless but it's got carbon to get rid of the he'der. >> details on all of these goodies will be on our website. >> a lot of this stuff at bed, bath and beyond. >> easily accessible.
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logon to our website, earlyshow.cbsnews.com. you'll find all the details there. thanks, as always. >> my pleasure. >> wile be right bac,,,, appreciate the easy days, are what keep me coming back for more. [goat sounds] and the customer says, on the carpet." what? gonna be difficult. don't tell me about a dog. a day care full of kids, house chickens. call a day's work. call 1-800-steemer
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california should be proud. we were the first to ban smoking on airplanes. the first to have smoke-free bars and restaurants. all while saving over $86 billion in health care costs... and over a million lives. we've done a good job. but even if you were born today, you'd still grow up in a world where tobacco kills more people... than aids, drugs, alcohol, murder and car crashes... combined. we have a lot more work to do.
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welcome back to "the early show" on this monday morning. you stole the slicer from our last segment. >> why do you need a bagel to be in three different pieces. >> that's easy. >> options. >> in case you want to share with two other people. >> if you have one bagel this way you and nicole and jack -- >> i need the thricer. >> do you want the thricer? >> i'm okay. thanks. >> made specifically for you. >> for the glor family. hope you have a great day wherever you are today. especially if you've got jeff glor with you. have a great day. your local news is next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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headlines... rshock it is 8:55. good morning, everyone. i'm sydnie kohara with your cbs 5 news headlines. a strong 7.0 aftershock in northeastern japan today just one month after a 9.0 caused a deadly tsunami to hit. a tsunami warning that was issued earlier today is lifted. so far no reports of damage. stanford police urging students to keep doors and windows locked. a male intruder sexually assaulted a graduate student while she was asleep in her apartment saturday night. the suspect escaped immediately after she woke up and screamed. no arrests have been made. and the san francisco giants increasing security up to 40% with the series with the dodgers that begins tonight at at&t park.
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all right. a mess in san mateo county. a big rig hauling gravel overturned. it is on its side. this is highway 92 near upper skyline boulevard so heading towards half moon bay. apparently gravel spilled all over the roadway. sweeper crews are out there now but in the meantime, they are doing one way traffic control. and several members of the kcbs phone force tell us it is a big old traffic mess in that area. all right. northbound 880 past the coliseum, a lot of brake lights towards downtown oakland and the ride on westbound 237 still very slow towards silicon valley. 33 miles per hour. all right. that's your traffic. here's kristy with your forecast. >> thank you. we are going to see some sunshine later on this afternoon but in the meantime we have to contend with that chance of showers. temperatures today similar to yesterday, maybe cooler. still below average for this time of year. taking a look at our extended forecast, you can see that rain or chance of rain is out of the
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picture by tuesday. another system making its way in on wednesday. we'll warm up a little bit for thursday, friday and a nice warm weekend in store.

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