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emotional and physical response and increases pain tolerance. have a good day captioning funded by cbs >> good morning. wake of destruction. residents across the south are picking up the pieces this morning after an epic storm system spins off 240 tornados and kills 46 people across a half dozen states. we'll go to north carolina for the latest on the cleanup efforts as authorities prepare for another round of dangerous storms. new rules. the faa is giving air traffic controllers extra time for sleep after yet another controller is caught napping on the job. the sixth time it's happened in less than a month. will this new plan solve the problem? we'll speak with transportation secretary ray lahood. >> and countdown to the royal wedding with 11 days to go until the big day, new details emerge from london including the surprising new name of a possible dress designer.
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as bride-to-be kate middleton gets set to surpass princess diana as the most talked about woman of the royal family. april 18, 2011. welcome to "the early show" on a monday morning. tax day. good morning everyone. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. not only monday but a tax day. a lot of people focused on that. >> so much to talk about. all eyes on the cleanup in the south after a weekend of wild weather down there. president obama pledging federal aid for north carolina after 62 tornados on saturday alone. >> the numbers are incredible. and one of the most frightening is this one, at least 46 people have been killed by the tornados and by the severe storms since thursday. more than 240 tornados were reported across 14 states,
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hardest hit, north carolina. hundreds of thousands are without power this morning. cbs correspondent cynthia bowers joins us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. behind me you see one of the neighborhoods that was hit hard by saturday's storm. the worst to hit this state since 1984, when 42 people died. national weather forecasters say they have issued only two high risk tornado warnings for this state ever. once was in 1984, the other was saturday. >> that's a tornado. there's another one. >> reporter: the tornados that hop scotched across the south were so devastating and deadly the governor of north carolina wanted to document how bad it was. >> this is extremely hard. there's tremendous physical damage, natural damage. >> reporter: at least 22 people in this state were killed by tornados spawned by that huge storm system that swept out of
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the great plains leaving a murderous wake. 24 died in five states from oklahoma all the way to virginia. but no place took a bigger blow than tiny bertic county, 11 people died including kim's in-laws. >> i had a gut feeling when i couldn't get them on the phone. and i knew how close it hit. >> reporter: at this lowe's home improvement store near raleigh the close call couldn't have been closer. more than 100 people walked out of this without serious injury thanks to employees like gail dickens. >> we have a tornado. get to the bathrooms now. everybody was standing there kind of quietly until all of a sudden you heard the roof peel back. >> i don't know what hit me. something come across hit my head. >> reporter: a few miles away, nick and his pregnant wife and daughter sought the shelter of
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this ditch along with their neighbors. he was among the walking wounded, stitched up in time to sift through the few things his family had left. >> for starting over? >> it don't look promising. >> reporter: hope was in short supply but steve found a little in the flag that stood standing amidst the rubble of what was his home. >> start over. still hope, though. start over. >> reporter: because tornados are so rare in these parts there are no tornado sirens and because the landscape is so hilly folks say it was hard to see the tornados until the last minute. the damage, though, is all too clear. and recovery will take time and money. money many families simply don't have. erica. >> the pictures are terrible. cynthia bowers, thanks. chris. >> thank you. turning to politics, members of the tea party movement will voice frustration with the government on this tax day in rallies across the country, this after a weekend of gathers with
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high profile presidential candidates. jane crawford is washington with the latest. >> reporter: today is the tea party movement's biggest day, the day people are most frustrated with their government when they are sitting down and writing checks to the irs and thinking why am i paying all of this money? today, really highlights the tea party's message that politicians in washington are just out of control. they are fed up with washington and sick of runaway spending. at tea party rallies across the country this weekend there were plenty of republicans fighting for their support. >> let's send them this message. don't tread on me. >> real solidarity means coming together for the common good. this tea party is real solidarity. >> reporter: some, like former alaska governor sarah palin and minnesota congresswoman michelle
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bokman are tea party favorites. >> they are encouraged about my potential candidacy and i'm excited to be here with them. >> reporter: not to be left out, billionaire businessman donald trump made his first appearance at a tea party rally. >> we have a man right now that almost certainly will go down as the worst president in the history of the united states. >> reporter: no one knows if trump is serious but some early polls have him on top for the republican nomination. he's gotten attention with his questions about whether president obama was born in the united states. a widely discredited issue other republican contenders have discarded. but in playing to the tea party the potential candidates also will have a challenge, recent polls show 47% of americans have an unfavorable view of the movement. so candidates looking for tea party votes have to be careful not to alienate moderates. >> that's what the white house is hoping that all of these republican presidential candidates are out there and sort of waving the flag of the
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tea party and they believe that will turn off independent voters. >> reporter: now, this movement of course started two years ago so this will be the first presidential campaign these tea party voters can try to influence. we don't know what kind of impact they will have. and the fight over the republican nomination. some of these candidates are assuming that they are going to need these tea party votes to win. chris. >> are all of the prospective candidates fighting for these votes? >> that's a great question. we didn't see mitt romney at the rallies or another possible candidate, mississippi governor haley barbour. they are being a little more cautious, trying to strike that balance to reach out to the energized conservative tea party voters but also appeal to some of the more moderate republicans. >> cbs' jan crawford, thanks. here's erica. >> hard to believe but another air traffic controller was caught sleeping on the job over the weekend. it was the sixth time in a
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month. that prompted the faa to announce new rules. wyatt, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the road show starts today. the head of the faa and the head of the air traffic controller's union begin a joint seven-city national tour today to stress face-to-face to air traffic controllers it is not acceptable to sleep on the job. and explaining to them the new faa regulations governing sleep and their schedules. the new faa rules order controllers to get more rest. the eighth case of sleeping on duty surfaced on saturday in miami at a regional control center for high altitude flights but in this case there were other controllers on duty and no landings were missed. under the rules that phase in this week, the mandatory eight-hours off between shifts increases to nine hours off. and the long standing scheduling trick of working a midnight shift right after a weekend in
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order to arrange a three-day weekend is now banned. >> more rest time, more managers on duty, and, making sure that controllers are not looking out for their own schedule rather than the safety sketd that we think needs to be put in place. >> reporter: the changes are admission by the faa that its own scheduling procedures are contributing to fatigue. controllers are so often given schedules that minimize sleep time the national transportation safety board warned in this 2007 letter controllers are sometimes working when they are significantly fatigued, the letter said. and are committing fundamental errors. the ntsb is concerned about the lack of faa action on this issue. the nts nts chairman who wrote that letter is now a transportation safety analyst for cbs news. >> but the reality of life is that the way we have been operating over the past three decades, it has proven to be a horrible way of doing business
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in the air traffic control tower. >> reporter: but investigators have learned that some of these controllers who were caught sleeping on the job were also at fault. they had had ample time, they told investigators, ample time to rest, they had not gotten that rest, and had still shown up for the night shift already exhausted. erica. >> wyatt andrews, thanks. joining us with more, he is putting into effect is transportation secretary ray lahood. good to have you back with us. some folks had even before this new regulation ample time off, so how do you ensure now with nine hours off between shifts as opposed to eight that air traffic controllers are going to take the time to rest and be well rested and alert throughout their entire shift? >> good morning, erica. thanks so much for the opportunity. i want people to know that we take very seriously at d.o. the our obligation to see flying
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is safe. we can have all of the rules and regulations, we can set better rest times and other things but in the end controllers have to make sure they get the right rest, that they come to work rested and that's part of taking personal responsibility. and that will be the message that our administrator and the president of the union will be telling people around -- controllers, around the country today as they take a tour all week long and visit air traffic control towers to talk to controllers, to listen to them but also to make sure they know personal responsibility has to be number one when people come to work. >> you've said you will not pay air traffic controllers to nap. a lot of people say hey, we get that. they shouldn't be sleeping on the job. some countries do include some rest time. is that something that you would consider heading forward especially for overnight shifts? >> erica, we're not going to pay controllers to nap. we're not going to do that. what we are going to do is
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change their rest time so when they come to work, hopefully they have been well rested. they have the right amount of sleep. we're also changing managers' schedules so that they are more early in the morning and more late at night, and we're also not going to allow controllers to switch in and out of job slots in order to make it convenient for them and to have the opportunity not to be well rested. but paying controllers to sleep will not be part of what we do at the faa. we're not going to pay controllers to nap. >> mr. secretary, is there something, though, in addition to the schedules and the staffing that needs to change within the culture? these don't seem to be isolated incidents. eight in the last couple of months, it seems to be there would be some sort of ongoing problem potentially in the culture. have you been looking at that specifically? >> we have over 15,000 controllers. we believe that these controllers are well trained.
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we believe they are well rested. but, we will do more, we will do what we have to do, we will not -- weville not continue the kind of activity where seven controllers have fallen asleep. that's the reason that our administrator and the president of natc are traveling the country, to listen, talk to controllers, do a top to bottom review of our procedures. we think ha we put in place is good but we need do more. we will do more. we won't stop until we've got a complete system that makes sense. >> we'll continue to follow the problem. our secretary ray lahood, thanks for your time. >> thank you. now jeff glor has a check of other headlines for us. >> good morning to everyone at home as well. it's happened three times now in four days, a government office in afghanistan was attacked from the inside. this time the target was the afghan defense ministry in kabul. a gunman, an afghan army uniform
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shot at least two soldiers but the attacker was shot before he set off the bomb. >> in libya, moammar gadhafi's forces are shelling towns but air power can't do much to stop it. allen pizzey is in benghazi this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jeff. the u.n. resolution authorizing the use of force to protect in libya enters the second month. so far the event has not been entirely successful. especially in the city of misrata. aid agencies warn that the besieged port is on the brink of a crisis as food and medical supplies reach critical levels. the rebels are holding out and there is also clear evidence that banned cluster bomb munitions have been used against them. parts of the city are battered beyond recognition and the only way aid can come in or serious casualties evacuated is by sea.
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the rebel advance from the east was pushed back to ajdabiya. under the cover of a sand storm that kept nato planes from bombing. rebels have been getting better and managed to hold out and even regain some of the territory they lost. but they still want help. >> we are waiting for nato, for the war. >> casualties streamed in to hospitals in benghazi. doctors are concerned about coping if the fighting gets worse. the rebels want and need political recognition if they are to be exempted from the u.n. embargo and there are signs that it's coming. the rebel transition is getting more organized and sentiment for recognizing them as a viable alternative to the gadhafi regime is growing in some european capitals, jeff. >> allen pizzey, thank you. gasoline prices continue their climb this morning. the national average for gas is $3.83 a gallon.
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in six states the average price tops $4. the price rise in part by unrest in the middle east. a dozen wild fires are burning in texas and oklahoma. the flames have scorched more than 700,000 acres in texas, wind-driven fires broke out in the austin area damaging or destroying at least 18 homes. police in oregon say a man was on a mission. the young man says he was hungry so drove to the store. one problem, the driver who took out several roadside mail boxes was just 6 years old. he crashed the minivan but he is okay, guys. back over to erica and chris. whoops. >> how did he reach the pedal? >> thank you. >> i want to check in with marysol castro. you followed closely all of the severe weather. >> yes. historic severe weather. good morning to the two of
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bay area wednesday. low rainfall totals, nice weather in store thursday and friday and by this weekend, seeing highs in the high 60s. low 70s. >> thank muc thanks so much. that's your latest weather. chris and erica, we'll tell you about the arid conditions in texas. that's not helping the wild fires. >> thanks. >> coming up, an update on the search for nursing student holly bobo. >> and who police are looking at when they are looking at persons of interest. ♪ ♪ wake up ♪ it's a beautiful morning ♪ honey ♪ while the sun is still shining ♪ ♪ wake up ♪ would you like to go with me? ♪
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welcome back to "the early show." half past the hour here on a monday morning. erica hill along with chris wragge. just ahead this morning, we've been following this story very closely. and now police in tennessee are hoping the public will help by providing information to lead 020-year-old holly bobo. she is the young nursing student who vanished five days ago. there are new details this morning about how she may have been abducted by a stranger. >> coming up, we're going to speak with the director of the tensesy bureau of investigation for the very latest on the case and the ongoing search. the entire community coming to the. it's a very tight-knit community, trying to find this young lady who's now been missing for five days. first jeff glor is at the news desk with another look at our top headlines this morning. >> good morning to you. this morning the cleanup
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continues in 14 states after a record weekend of deadly tornadoes. more than 240 twisters were reported over three days. at least 46 people were killed. 22 in north carolina alone. more than 450 homes were destroyed or damaged. it is reported this morning the u.s. has secretly funded anti-government groups in syria for the past five years. "the washington post" cites documents from wikileaks, saying up to $6 million was funneled to syrian opposition groups since 2006. in mexico a violent drug kingpin known as el kilo has been captured. martin estrada was allegedly behind the massacre of more than 200 people in a mexican border
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it's been five days since 20-year-old holly bobo went missing from her family home in darton, tennessee. 1,000 volunteers are taking part in the search for the nursing student and authorities are asking the public for help in the investigation. cbs news correspondent don teague now has the latest. >> reporter: in the close-knit community of parsons, tennessee,
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friends and family of holly bobo gathered to pray for the return of the 20-year-old who went missing five days ago. >> some wicked, evil person has come into our community and they've taken one of our precious young people from us. >> reporter: holly had been scheduled to lead the congregation in song for these very services. >> when it came time for the special music, she would have blessed all of our hearts with her singing. >> reporter: more than 1,000 volunteers have joined the desperate search through the thickly wooded terrain, as authorities are developing new theories about holly's disappearance. initially, it was reported she was dragged away by an attacker. but now investigators believe she was led away by a person she likely knew, who lives in the community. >> it might have been somebody close, somebody that kind of knew our routine of when i left, when she left, and when my daughter left to go to school. >> reporter: police have not ruled out anyone as a suspect, and have now turned to the public for help. asking residents to be on the
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lookout for anyone suspicious who may have recently cleaned or sold a vehicle. over 250 tips have poured in, but few clues to follow. so far, investigators have found a handful of holly's personal items, including her lunch box. the search has expanded to cover an even wider area, as both investigators and family cling to the hope that she will be found. don teague, cbs news, dallas. and joining us now from nashville with the latest on the search is mark gwyn, director of the tennessee bureau of investigation. good morning. >> good morning. >> day five. so where is the investigation headed today? >> well, we have over 250 leads that we're looking at. we also have a good bit of evidence that's been analyzed at the crime lab right now, and we've also engaged the community. and asked for their support and
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their help. so i think we're on the right track. it's just going to take for something to come in and really take us to the next level in the investigation. >> if you could just clarify something for us. i know there've been some conflicting reports the last couple of days whether holly was weather dragged into the woods. the new report is that she was led into the woods. whether it was potentially her boyfriend or not her boyfriend, her brother, was an eyewitness to all of this. can you clear fie why the story has changed in the last few days? >> well, we don't believe that holly was dragged into the woods. we think, based on her brother, who is the only witness, that she walked into the woods. as far as such facts, we have not eliminated anyone from this investigation. obviously there are people who we feel are witnesses and we've treated as such. but we have not eliminated anyone, and that's why we ask the community to really look amongst themselves.
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this is a very rural area, a very wooded area, and someone would have had to known how to navigate around the area, either a hunter or a resident or something of that nature, in order to be able to exit and enter like they did. >> so what you are saying here, though, is that the brother and the boyfriend have not been ruled out as suspects? they're still suspects in this investigation? >> there is nobody been ruled out of this investigation. we have not got tunnel vision, and ruled anybody out. everybody at this point, based on the evidence that we have, based on the leads that we have, could potentially be a suspect. >> let me ask you something, when time is of the essence and it's so critical, especially in the early stages of an investigation like this, do eyewitness accounts that vary so greatly, does that impede your ability to try to find holly?
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>> well, you know, obviously you would like to have all of your witnesses, and eyewitnesses to give you the same story. in a perfect world. but that rarely happens. so, basically what you have to do is take all your evidence, collect it, analyze it, and you've got to take the evidence where you've got to take the investigation where the evidence is going to lead you. >> commissioner gwyn, thank you. we appreciate you taking the time this morning. >> thank you. >> if you have any information on the whereabouts of holly bobo call 1-800-tbi-find. now here's erica. >> chris, thanks. just ahead, switching gears a bit, who doesn't enjoy a little sugar to sweeten things in your day? but provocative new story compares sugar to poison. is it really a toxin? and just what could it be doing to your health? we'll take a look at the idea that sugar is much more than just unhealthy for us. that's when we return right here.
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morning about the health effects of sugar on millions of americans. this after a controversial "new york times" sunday magazine cover story that proposed sugar is, in fact, toxic. it even suggests that sugar is as dangerous as cigarettes and alcohol. cbs' medical correspondent dr. jennifer ashton is here with more. it has a lot of people talking. >> yep. >> what specifically, though, as they're looking at this, how much sugar is bad for us? and does it matter where it comes from? >> that's really the question. how much are we actually getting. let's start with what the recommended daily allowance of sugar is. for an average person, it's about six to nine teaspoons of sugar a day. how much are we getting? over twice that amount. and the estimates now are that the average american is consuming about 90 pounds of sugar a year, erica. and it comes in all forms. so the high fructose corn syrup, sucrose, truck toes, the potential theory is it does the same damage to the cells in our body. >> it's obvious the weight, is a
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concern in this country. i know you've done a lot of obesity research and surgery. but the article says that's not really the only risk in their opinion. >> exactly. it may, in fact, be the tip of the iceberg. let me explain to you what happens to our bodies internally when we consume anything with sugar in it. immediately it stimulates our pancreas to release insulin. it also stimulates the liver. and we know that a lot of sugar that's not burned immediately as fuel gets turned into fat. what happens is over an amount of time and years, and we don't know how much sugar and how much time, the pancreas can get worn out, it can lead to diabetes. there's also new research that suggests that insulin really works as a growth factor to trigger and stimulate and feed and nourish tumor cells, and therefore, implicated in cancer. >> so that is very scary to even hear of that link. >> correct. >> what are some ways that we can then reduce our sugar intake? >> i think when you're talking about reducing it you're talking really about retraining the american taste bud. and it's really everything from when you're baking, you want to
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use half the amount of sugar as possible. you want to substitute with things like fresh fruit. or enhance it with things like spices. and again, this is a gradual process. you have to start early. >> have to start early. should we be using artificial sweeteners instead of sugar? >> if you ask me in my house, the answer is no. anything from when you're talking about children to adults, you want to really shift away from eating all of that sugar every day. we have to say the sugar association says the verdict is not in. there still needs to be a lot more research because it's absolutely not conclusive that sugar is all bad. >> jen ashton, thanks for coming in. >> you're welcome. >> we did our own little undercover investigation with sugar in candy. stay tuned for that a little bit later in the show. and up next we're going to go to london for some possible wedding dress news. the designer of kate's gown, perhaps? stay with us. we'll be right back. you're watching "the early show" on job is teac patients how to take insulin. but i've learned a lot from patients who use flexpen. flexpen comes pre-filled with the insulin i take and i can dial the exact dose of insulin i need.
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eleven days now until the royal wedding and new details, including who might be wearing who are pouring in. joining us from outside buckingham palace this morning with the very latest, cbs news royal contributor victoria arbiter. good morning to you. looks like a beautiful day there. and a perfect day, perhaps, to find out who has designed kate's dress. >> well, good morning, erica. i wish i could tell you with 100% certainty, but a new name has entered the fold and that is sophie cranston. she has designed for kate in the past. her dresses are known for being figure hugging, feminine, a really beautiful silhouette which would suit kate. we have the huffington post saying with absolutely certainty it is sophie cranston. there is speculation that kate is wearing two dresses on the day. one for the wedding itself and the first reception and one later on for the second ception. so it's possible that she is wearing both designers. >> we have to ask you before we move on, there seem to be so many more people behind you than we've seen over the past couple of months every time that we've talked to you for an update.
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is london just brimming at this point with folks hoping to get a glimpse of something for the royal wedding? >> there's no question that london is brimming. it was very hard to get into position this morning. there's a gazillion people outside buckingham palace. and it helps that the weather is so glorious. rumor has it the weather is going to be this nice on the day. >> fingers crossed it stays that way. back to a little bit of wedding news. when we talk to the m.o.b., mother of the bride. reports have been there's been a bit of a brouhaha for the designer karen middleton chose for her designer. did she scrap that plan? >> well, it sounds like she has. i can't imagine the stress that carol is under right now. and rumor has it that the mother of the bride designer had months of fittings. and a couple of weeks ago she asked to have the dress sent to bucklebury. carol scrapped the dress. so she has since been seen outside alice's studio. it's possible she's doing a last
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minute rush on the mother of the bride dress. but we'll see on the day which one she chooses. >> certainly like the oscars. all these people competing to dress everyone involved. we're learning a little bit more about what the middletons are contributing to the wedding and to the reception. how significant is that contribution? >> it's a significant contribution. we always knew that they would be pouring money into the wedding. around $160,000 which will pay for their suite at the goring hotel, the wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, maid of honor dress and also the honeymoon. they're also said to be contributing to prince charles's dinner and disco at the last reception of the day. >> all right, victoria arbiter, thanks. we'll check in with you again soon. we'll be right back. stay with us. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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i thought it was really nice of people to leave out some candy for you when you need a
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sugar fix in the afternoon. >> always dipping into that. >> until we learned it can add seven pounds a year or more. who needs that? the results of our "early" show investigation, too. when we return. in the garage, while my sneezing and my itchy eyes took refuge from the dust in here and the pollen outside. but with 24-hour zyrtec®, i get prescription strength relief from my worst allergy symptoms. it's the brand allergists recommend most. ♪ lily and i are back on the road again. where we belong. with zyrtec®, i can love the air®.
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today, san francis time for news headlines from cbs 5 i am elizabeth wenger. san francisco marking the anniversary of the 1906 earthquake. this morning people repainted a fire hydrant that helped protect the mission district and sirens went off at the exact time the quake hit 105 years abow. free street park -- ago. >> free street parking would end in walnut creek on sundays, enforcement hours might be extended the goal get drivers to park if garages to free up space on the street. walls are coming down mofette field's hanger one. the navy is removing the pcb
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good morning delays continue 580, no accidents just lots of slow and go conditions.
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bart delays 10 to 15 minutes caster valley dublin pleasonton. ace, muni checking in on time. bay bridge has thinned out metering lights remain on, slight delays in cash lanes overall quiet through there and looks like extra volume northbound as you work through the coliseum along 880 to the coliseum. thanks giana. cloudy skies out there, as you make your way out the door, sprinkles this morning as well. we will continue to see a chance of showers as we make our way into the afternoon a live lookout side san jose, a little bit of sunshine there, great for the most part. chance of showers continuing today, will actually be different tomorrow see sunshine then, another system makes its way to the forecast wednesday. thursday and friday, looking good highs mid-60s. we will warm it up a little more highs 60s low 70s
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good morning, once again. welcome back to "the early show" here on a monday morning. don't forget, today is the day to get to the post office. get those taxes out if you haven't done it just yet. >> sometimes it almost worst when you have a few extra days. >> hopefully you're in a good mood and it's a good start to the week. i'm chris wragge. along with erica hill. you have student loans? >> i do. my husband does, sister does. >> getting through four years of college can be tough enough. but often the student loan debt can be crushing. that debt will top $1 trillion this year in the u.s.
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and with grants being and tuition increasing, things are only going to get worse. >> but there is an upside. >> don't worry. there's a silver lining in there somewhere. whether you're a student, graduate or a parent, we have some tips for you. >> these are great, really important tips that can make it seem a lot less daunting. also ahead this morning, we all know that obesity is a growing problem in this country. we were talking about sugar and the controversy over how sugar is contributing. we did a little experiment in our own newsroom. we put out a big bowl of candy, a clear bowl, a bunch of those bite-size snacks. we'll show you what happened as we caught everybody on camera. most people couldn't resist. turns out, all that snacking gives you a little insulation at the beach this summer. we have advice on how to deal
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with that temptation. >> with some of our staffers, it adds up over the course of a day. constantly going back and back. first jeff glor at the news desk with another check of the headlines. >> we hidden-cameraed our own people? >> that's what we do. we don't take care of our own. >> you'll see yourself this morning. >> good morning, everyone. record-setting weekend of violent storms and tornadoes. at least 46 people have died since thursday. more than 240 tornadoes were reported over three days. it's a record for a single storm system. 14 states were affected with north carolina, the hardest hit. and cbs news correspondent cynthia bowers is in raleigh, north carolina, this morning. cindy, good morning? >> reporter: good morning. it's almost as this if massive system saved its sucker punch for north carolina. i'm standing on serendipity drive.
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aptly named because it represents the capriciousness of this storm. this home behind me, totally destroyed. officials plan to reopen a mobile home park near here that was obliterated to allow residents to get in and gather the little they have left. three children died here in saturday's storm, the worst to hit this state in more than two decades. in all, 22 people were killed here in north carolina. 11 of those deaths came in the northeastern par of the state in one county, bertie, just inland from the famed outer banks. >> when i looked out the front window, i seen this twister coming. i told my wife, hit the bathroom. the whole roof flew. >> reporter: there were no tornado sirens here because twisters are relatively rare in these parts. assessing the scope of the damage will take time. the governor who toured the area
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sunday said recovery is a long way off but is already seeing neighbor helping neighbor. we saw that on this very street last night, several families holding "come one, come all accounts barbecues, celebrating survival and what matters most in the aftermath of a disaster, family and friends. jeff? >> cindy, thank you very much. firefighters in texas and oklahoma are battling nearly a dozen wildfires this morning. the fires have already scorched about 1,100 square miles in texas alone. 18 homes were damaged in austin yesterday. the faa has issued new rules for air traffic controllers in response to half a dozen incidents at least in which controllers were caught sleeping on the diop. controllers must now take at least nine hours off between shifts. on-the-job napping is prohibited and controllers will no longer be able swap hours to get long weekends.
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ray lahood said controllers must be responsible for staying awake and alert. >> we can have all the rules and regulation. we can set better rest times. but in the end, controllers have to make sure they get the right rest, that they come to work rested. that's part of taking personal responsibility. >> this morning, lahood begins a tour of the nation's airports to meet with controllers. in japan, robots are being used to test radiation levels at two reactors in that crippled nuclear power plant. officials are saying it will take between six and nine months to stabilize the plant. says it will now begin screening its users against the national sex offender registry. the decision comes after a california woman sued the company saying she was sexually assaulted by someone she met through hear her story tomorrow morning right here on "the early show."
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back to the drawing board this morning for spider-man, turn off the dark. the broadway show is now on hiatus. producers are revamping the show. and they say sl reopen at some point. katie couric has a prove of tonight's "cbs evening news". >> what happened to the teams who batted it out until the bottom of 33rd inning? find out tonight only on the "cbs evening news". >> now back over to chris and erica. >> thanks, jeff. let's go over to marysol who's at the weather world. >> very busy day in the weather world. good morning, everyone. as you take a look at the national picture, a few areas of precipitation. we're keeping our eye on the midwest. the northern plains gets some
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snow. we have this little system tracking across the west coast. it will eventually become more organized and turn into some
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in this morning's "health watch," the danger of the office candy dish. the average american worker is
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packing on nearly seven pounds a year. one reason? that easily accessible bite-size treat you can find in offices across america. our reporter has the not-so-sweet story. >> reporter: there are 150 million americans in the workforce and nearly a third of them are on a diet. while eating right and getting the proper amount of exercise is paramount to success, simply walking into the office can threaten the most honest efforts. those candy jars filled with bite-sized snack are everywhere. >> it's ridiculous what it does. >> reporter: brian wrote the book "mindless eating" and says candy sitting on the desks of our co-workers is expanding our waistlines. >> simply have a clear, close candy dish on your desk results in people gaining about seven pounds more over the course of a year than they otherwise would have. >> reporter: one argues that candy left out in the open can wreak havoc on a diet, even when
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you're not hungry. to des the findings, we prepared a bowl of candy and set it out in our newsroom. within one minute, we had our first taker. >> what is this? >> reporter: minutes later, we had a few more. of course, there were several people who passed. >> not doing it. >> reporter: which isn't so easy to do. >> you find yourself looking at it. it's going to be a matter of time before you say, i deserve that. >> reporter: some may have felt they deserved a lot, like producer andrew. you went to that candy dish six times. did you know it was that many? >> no. >> reporter: andrew grabbed only additional 600 calories during our experiment. if this were a daily routine, he'd pack on 40 pounds a year. >> all bets are off. candy on the table? i'm going for it. >> reporter: taking the candy because it was there appears to be a trend. >> it's so addicting.
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>> they will look at the candy dish and within a second of looking at it, they grab a piece. they're not even aware this is going on. but moving it six feet away reduces by half how much candy people take. >> reporter: that's welcome news to "the early show" staffers, since our candy drawer is tough to weigh in a file cabinet at the far end of the office. >> that's what i'm talking. >> steve, thanks for the candy drawer. joining us is dr. amanda bateman. when we look at that, i will say in the news business f you put out anything for free to eat, we will scarf it down. candy is no exception. but what is it about candy specifically that's so difficult to pass up? >> it's designed as a reward. we sort of grow up in a culture where candy or sweets are given as a treat. so it's hard to pass that by. but usually people are just going for that in the middle of the afternoon when they're tired
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or bored or whatever. >> a lot of it is the boredom. this is called mindless eating, in a lot of ways. >> it's automatic. it's an automatic behavior that's developed. as you see through that tape. going up and not even realizing that you're taking that. >> how do you change that behavior? we know ultimately the benefit is huge for your health. the first thing we should do is think about how you're feeling before you take the candy. what do you mean by that? >> ask yourself, what am i feeling before i go up and grab something? am i tired or thirsty? am i lonely. have i not moved out of my computer all day long. that's what you ask yourself first. >> once you figure out what you're really feeling, then you identify a response. what would be an alternative response to grabbing the candy? >> maybe go get your girlfriend and walk outside and get a little bit of sun for five minutes or go get a glass of water. or plan ahead and maybe have a snack of something that's
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healthy, not just empty calories like sugar. >> because the water may not do it for everybody either. >> may not. but you really might be thirsty. >> and it's good to have that little stat of your own. that's the preventative action, right? >> exactly. replace one ineffective pattern with a healthier and more effective one. >> okay. it also has a lot to do with the way that it's presented. as we saw there. we had a clear glass bowl of candy. turns out, if it's that visible, we may actually eat more of it? >> it's true. in this one, you can see what's available. it's there, it's alluring. you go up, you grab it. you can grab five or six of these. we're talking about hundreds of calories over the course of a day. in the opaque container, when you don't see what the candy is, you're not grabbing it as often. there's one less visit throughout the day. that's what researchers have found. >> and over here, this is one of your suggestions, put at baby
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carrots or even nuts? >> this is the healthier alternative. the same researchers found that people came up with the same frequency to the bags of carrots. >> so there's no way anybody would take those carrots, they're not chocolate, they're full of it? >> that's right. same frequency. >> i'm going to take these for later. you keep almonds? >> i do. and now carrots. thanks. just ahead, the high cost of going to college. student loans are reaching record levels. tip this is morning on how to pay them off. we'll be right back. this is "the early show" on cbs. . took some crazy risks as a kid. but i was still over the edge with my cholesterol. anyone with high cholesterol may be at increased risk of heart attack. diet and exercise weren't enough for me. i stopped kidding myself. i've been eating healthier, exercising more, and now i'm also taking lipitor. if you've been kidding yourself about high cholesterol...stop.
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don't kid yourself. for the first time, student loan debt has outpaced credit card debt in this country. and it's likely to top a trillion dollars this year. here with some advice on managing that mountain of debt is cbs news business and economics correspondent rebecca jarvis. good morning. >> hi, chris. >> nothing says welcome to the
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real world by entering the real world in massive debt, which so many college students and graduate students have to deal with right now. what is the first thing a student should do once they are out of school, enter the workforce and want to pay this down? >> it's not only the first thing, it's the thing people should do if they haven't done it. you want to make a list of all the loans, everything that you owe. make sure you know what the loan terms are. how long do you have to pay off the loan, and also what percentage rate are you getting charged on a month-to-month basis in order to maintain that loan? second thing you want to do is pull together the paperwork, and then lastly, if you haven't already, it's always a good idea to consolidate those loans. because generally speaking, if you consolidate you're going to get a better term on the loan, and on top of that, if you're the kind of person like i am that doesn't want to pay like five different bills, consolidating lets you pay just one. >> student loan delinquency growing at a rate of between 7% and 15%. what options do you have? >> there are multiple options. and the fastest way is the stdard option. with the standard option, you're
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going to pay a minimum of $50 per month, over the course of ten years. this will end up being the least expensive option. so if you can afford it, it's the best idea for you. the extended repayment is also a $50 minimum. but thenou have a little more flexibility. 12 to 30 years to pay it off. the graduated repayment will let you pay a smaller amount on a monthly basis, $25 minimum, and also over a 12 to 30 year period. and lastly, the income-based repayment is a $5 a month minimum. it's the least expensive on a month-to-month basis option, but it becomes the most expensive over a lifetime of a loan because it can last up to 25 years. >> but let's talk about the repercussions of being late on a payment. is it similar to being late on a credit card payment where it's a ding on your credit report? >> it can actually be worse, frankly. because not only are you going to face the issues with your credit report, but it can also be an issue if you're defaulting on that student loan, you can have your wages garnished. you can have your social security checks withheld in the future. you can have your refunds
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withheld. and obviously the implications for your credit score are very significant. the thing with student loans is, if you file for bankruptcy, you still owe those student loans. >> okay. what if you just can't get a job to pay it back? >> it is very important before you start missing your payments to go back to your lender and tell them you're struggling. there are a couple of options for those who can't pay them back from deferment to forbearances and the best thing you can do, if you're facing any type of financial hardship, whether it's medical bills, a loss of a job, you go back to the lender, you explain it to them. much better to do that early as opposed to when you're tilely really facing problems with the loan. >> how about some other ways to save money on your student loans? >> there are a number of ways. first off, start paying them off in college. there is no problem to pay off your loans early. in addition to that, if you are paying off those student loans, make sure you're taking the deduction on your taxes. in addition to that, repay the highest cost loans first. set up an auto pay, because a lot of these companies will actually allow you to get a little bit of a deduction if you
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a series of events this morning to commemorate the one hundred y of the good morning i am frank mallicoat. a series of events to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake. sirens rang out at the exact moment to remember the earthquake and then repainting of the fire hydrant in gold. plans to transform part of san francisco's fairmont hotel into condos has been halted hotel workers voted down the proposal over fear of losing their jobs some investors are looking to sell their stakes in 245 hotel. in -- in that hotel. >> crews dismantling the panels from mofette field's hanger.
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overpass. northbound 880, as you work your way into the maze southbound, into hayward elsewhere golden gate bridge foggy extra volume need to work your way southbound 11 minutes, highway 37 to 880, foggy along highway 1 pacifica and south bay. a little slow and go. you know, still cloudy out there, we are getting a little break from the rain although we will see a chance of more showers later on this afternoon grey skies, plenty of clouds out there, san francisco this is the story for most of the bay today the good news we have a change in the forecast tomorrow as we look at our extended forecast you can see we have a mix of sunshine and clouds for tuesday, wednesday though we have another system that makes its way into the forecast bringing light showers then thursday and friday looking good highs in the mid- 60s, this weekend looking great highs in the high 60s and low 70s. the internet on a plane! are you from the future?
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♪ come back everybody ♪ >> welcome back to "the early show." if that music has got you moving, it has done exactly what intended to. a real treat for you this morning, brett dennen back with us on "the early show." he's been called a big talent with a young face in an old soul. his first album was released to
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critical acclaim in 2004. his unique voice and talent have continued to attract attention ever since. he's going to join us this morning to talk about his fourth cd. and best of all, he will perform a couple of songs for us. >> and he's barefoot right now. >> is he really? >> looks like he just got out of the '50s. >> where are they? >> i noticed that. >> we'll have to ask him about that. >> feeling the energy from the ground. >> oh. >> for allergy sufferers april can be the cruelest month. spring is in bloom, that means itchy eyes, sneezing. dr. jennifer ashton will have some tips on how to beat your allergies. i mean this, and i say this, no lie this morning i picked up the packet to read up on this and i sneezed. haven't sneezed in months. >> we're going to try to keep that under control. >> it is that season. >> also we all want to be good parents and a lot of us make our children the center of our lives. now a new book says that's a mistake. actually you should put your marriage first and your children second. we'll take a closer look at why
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they're saying that in that book. we also will speak to our expert, dr. jen will be here to weigh in. >> give us some advice on sort of the listing, if you will, in that little -- >> comes first. >> yeah. >> sorry. >> he wrote it. >> can we make -- >> right there. >> we can this morning make weather a top priority at 8:32. >> i try. i will try. my absolute very best. good morning, everyone at home. let's take a look at your high temperatures across the land. they're actually kind of seasonable. 62 in new york. that's just right on target. 89 in brownsesville. above normal. 68 in los angeles.
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>> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now here's erica. >> mary, thanks. when it comes to attempting to balance your life, it's always tricky to decide how to divide the attention between your spouse and your kids.
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think about throwing a job in there. many parents end up focusing on the children. psychologist and "early" show contributor dr. jennifer hartstein is here to discuss the consequences of that. >> good morning. >> for a lot of people, it always feels like you should put your kids first. they're young. they need you. but making sacrifices for them may not be the best plan. >> right. well, what we have kind of have become the norm in our world is overparenting. and a lot of people are becoming what we've come to call helicopter parenting where we are so overinvolved, so overindulgent, running interference. and what research has recently found is that we are then raising very dependent, very needy, neurotic kids, who when it comes time to go to college they really can't function because they don't know how to do it without their parents navigating the road for them. >> that's one consequence. the other consequence to this is that when you're focusing all your attention on your children, your relationship with your partner can really fall by the wayside. >> absolutely. and you mentioned work. so if we are splitting our attention between work and our children we really aren't pay g
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ing attention to the relationship that got us the children in the first place. we find that women in those situations are actually getting divorced and separated more. especially women with high-powered jobs. mbas, more than people with just bas and women who are lawyers and doctors get divorced and separated more than their male counterparts. so finding a way to navigate that road and really figure out where to put your attention, much harder. >> let's start out by figuring where we should put the children. i think it's for lining up priorities. you feel bad giving things a number. where should kids fall in that line? >> they should probably be two or three. as hard as its is to say that out loud. but the truth is you need to pay attention to yourself and you need to pay attention to your relationship. anything lower than four, five or six on that list, you're not going to get to and oftentimes that's where our marriage or our relationships go. >> we also need to move that up as a priority. if you are in a relationship where both of you work, and you have children, how do you bring your relationship back to the forefront and make it a priority? >> there's a couple things you want to think about. first off you really want to
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figure out how to have a date night. find time just for the two of you. second to that, you want to talk about things not related to your kids. talk about each other. what happens in your day. what happens in my day. make that priority. and figure out how to share the responsibilities. oftentimes that helicopter parent is doing everything. and it's leading the other person out. so they back out. figure out how to balance it. >> what if you're a single parent? >> really important question. there's so many single parents out there and the guilt they feel about taking the time for themselves prevents them from doing it. the truth is you are a better parent if you take care of yourself and you're modeling that behavior for your kids. it's so important to find the time to be with friends, go to the gym, do things for you and you're going to be better and more effective with your children. >> because you're in a better mood. when it comes to your children, that means they're still a priority. even if we're not making them number one, because you do have to take care of you. how do you sort of teach them, and care for them at the same time, so that they don't end up as these needy, neurotic kids right now who can't handle a
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freshman year by themselves? >> you want it figure out how to recognize your own feelings and model for them what appropriate behavior is. you want to show them that taking time for yourself is okay. recognize your feelings about that. stand your ground if they start the tantrum that they need more of your time. really stand your ground on that. and demonstrate positive ways of expression. positive behaviors. how to interact appropriately. >> it's important to let them fail a little bit, too? >> yes. let them figure out how to pick themselves up. if they can do that they're going to learn that they can get through it. that they can manage those emotions. >> you can't win everything all the time. jen, thanks as always. >> thanks. >> chris, over to you. >> erica, thank you. my parents used to let knee fail all the time. it is that time of year again, spring is upon us. about 40 million americans also means dealing with dreaded allergies. but don't worry, "early" show medical correspondent dr. jennifer ashton is here with the best way to get the allergies under control. >> good morning, chris. >> what is the deal with alle y allergies and why is it this time of year that it creams up to be the worst? >> it can be any time of year. spring, fall, the peak season.
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when you think of allergies what you want to think of is say hypersensitivity or hyperstimulation of our immune system and where we see it the most is our initial barriers to the environment. the mucous membranes. eyes, nose, throat, and then it's really severe, chest, lungs, upper respiratory system and really, really can be a serious issue. >> are they genetic or can they develop? i know personally, i grew up with dogs, i'm talking like golden retrievers, dogs that have a lot of hair. and i was fine. but as soon as i hit 24, now i can't go anywhere near them. >> and similar with me. i developed them when i was in high school. the answer to your question is, can be both genetic, and they can develop later in life. most people can develop them in their childhood. young adulthood. they can pop up in the adult years, as well. but if you come from a family where one of your parents or siblings is prone to seasonal allergies and the medical term is allergic rhinitis, your risk is therefore higher. >> what about some allergy triggers out there? >> listen, when you think about our environment, it's really anything that you might be able to see or in some cases can't
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see. so you're talking about tree pollen, grass, weeds, dust, pet dander, mold. anything, really, that can be circulating in the air or in particulate matter can trig your these allergic symptoms. >> as far as getting them under control, i know it's probably easier said than done. but there are a number of different ways people can go about this. >> there are. when i talk to my patients, it's shocking how many people are not treating them well, and not optimizing their treatment. basically you want to start by getting control of these symptoms early. it's much easier to treat the allergy problem before they're full-blown attacks. then you can go to over-the-counter treatment, nasal sprays, decongestants or pills. but you need to remember, chris, these are really only good short-term or sporadic use. if they don't work then you really need to go to prescription medications. then you want to control your environment. so if possible, minimize your time outdoors, during peak pollen hours. use a mask if necessary. things like air conditioning. and then you can try things like natural remedies, that netty pot
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which has been in the news recently can be effective also short-term remedies. lastly if none of these things are working you want to see a physician, an allergist who can go through desensitization injections early, preferably you start this in the winter, so that by the time the spring comes you're really in control of these symptoms. and they can be effective. but it is shocking, chris, how many people don't take the right medication. >> yeah, what is it -- about allergy medication, i think i know there's always nondrowsy and things like that. but you always do feel a little bit different. even the quote/unquote nondrowsy. >> those are antihistamines and even if they are nonsedating their job is really just to dry up all the secretions. my preference, and really the gold standard, is something called a luco inhitter singulair which prevents those from starting in the first place. if you're not getting relief, speak to your doctor. >> now let's go back over to erica. >> chris, thanks. brett conditionen's catchy music may have set your toes tapping
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in the past. but with his new cd he wants you to get up on your feet and start dancing. the critically acclaimed singer/song writer from california has been compared to legends like dan morrison and james taylor. brett dennen's new record "loverboy" is already heating up the charts. joining us to perform the single off "loverboy" called sydney i'll come running is brett dennen. ♪ okay all you have to do is call me ♪ ♪ i can make you laugh ♪ ♪ i hope you don't lose your sense of humor snnd ♪ ♪ in the school yard, and the dog park ♪ ♪ a couple of crazy kids
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in spirit made ♪ ♪ you know this i was never -- ♪ ♪ i'll come running straight to you straight from the airport i'll come running ♪ ♪ sydney i would ♪ ♪ you were in the basement just giving our blood on stage ♪ ♪ and we were famous
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i went back to my room ♪ ♪ i didn't know you were trouble until you came in ♪ ♪ told me i -- i said sydney you're wrong ♪ ♪ a lot of good people living in l.a. ♪ ♪ we won't let nobody take you away ♪ ♪ no we won't i was never that good ♪ ♪ but i want be taken for a fool ♪ ♪ if you ever need me call me ♪ ♪ i'll come running to you ♪ all right straight from the airport i'll
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come running ♪ ♪ i'll come running i'll come running ♪ ♪ sydney sydney ♪ ♪ i will fly to you to you to you ♪ ♪ sydney if you ever think you need me ♪ ♪ call me up and i'll come running ♪ ♪ straight to you ♪ i was never that cool i won't be taken for a fool ♪ ♪ if they want ♪ if you ever need me call me i'll come running to you ♪ ♪ straight from the airport
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sydney i will testify ♪ ♪ sydney i will testify to you ♪ it will -- to you to you ♪ >> we'll be right back with more from brett dennen. stay with us. you're watchin,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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welcome back to "the early show," we're back with brett dennen who just performed a tune for us off his new cd "loverboy," in stores and online. chris and i were both here when you joined us on "the early show" on saturday. good to have you back here with us on a monday morning. we have to ask, why the bare feet? >> well, it's just for me it's a comfort thing.
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>> you always play in bare feet? >> i try to. unless it's absolutely cold, or really, really dirty floor. >> yes. >> the measurements right there. >> if the stage is made out of dirty ice, then, yes, i wear shoes. >> very nice. good. >> welcome back. i mean -- >> thank you. >> it's good -- we knew you were going to be a star when we first had you. we were right. what's it been like for you? a lot of people recognize you, the bare feet gives you away now, too. >> you know, it's actually been white nice. you know, i never had like a crazy overnight success. it's all been very gradual. and so i've been able to maintain a steady lifestyle. >> some normality. >> yeah. >> you buy from the grocery store. i understand you've got a roommate. >> yeah. >> people don't always think of that when they look at someone they love. you don't think about the normal things they do in your life. this is your fourth album but you say in many ways it's like your first. why? >> everything to me feels fresh
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and new. and when i was making it it all felt new. it felt like i was learning how to sing again. learning how to write songs again. so, that's why i say that. to me it feels like a rebirth. >> you said with this album you want people to kind of get up out of their seats and dance a little. >> yeah. well i can't -- >> great dancing yourself. so -- >> i come from the tradition of singer/song writers where everything's really serious. you know. and i like to be heartfelt and serious. but i also, when i'm onstage, i want to dance. and i want to see people in the crowd, you know, having fun, moving their bodies. so that was the aim for this record. >> so when you listen to this you get up and dance, right? >> yes. >> really quickly i understand you also love to cook. >> yes. >> cook or uncook. well, see the over the last year or so i've been making a lot of raw food. i don't know. >> part of the raw food movement. >> yeah, yeah. so there's all kinds of things you can eat. like a little spiral pasta maker to make noodles out of zucchini.
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>> we may have to make you come back for that. >> but my special dish would be raw lasagna. >> raw lasagna. okay, next time you come back we'll do some raw lasagna. this time how about a little something. play us off the war with his 2008 hit, "make you crazy." have a great day. ♪ you know it's hard to be yourself free yourself ♪ ♪ see yourself when all around you there are lies ♪ ♪ just to get you spies just to get you ♪ ♪ to buy so they can get you there are cameras in the sky ♪ ♪ lasers in our living rooms there are wolves watching ♪ ♪ wearing sheep's costumes it's enough to make ♪ ♪ you go crazy it's enough to make you mad ♪
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♪ it's enough to make you go crazy ♪ ♪ and i'm amazed i haven't yet isn't it a shame ♪ ♪ the way we cheat each other cheat each other ♪ ♪ beat each other isn't it a shame the way ♪ ♪ we use one another abuse one another ♪ ♪ and screw one another it's true may will ♪ ♪ lock you up in prison but they don't call it slavery ♪ ♪ there are stolen children raised and trained in armies ♪ ♪ it's enough to make you go crazy ♪ ♪ it's enough to make you mad it's enough to make you ♪
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♪ go crazy and i'm amazed i haven't yet ♪ ♪ don't hesitate to speak your mind ♪ ♪ never hesitate to speak your heart ♪ ♪ they'll call you crazy when you speak your mind ♪ ♪ so never, never hesitate 'cause it enough to make you ♪ ♪ go crazy it's enough to make you mad ♪ ♪ it's enough to make you go crazy ♪ ♪ ♪ but i'd be crazy not to care ♪
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which transitions lenses are right for you. headlines... today the f-a-a is launching a nationwide tour of airports. it's in response to multiple good morning i am frank mallicoat. faa launching a nationwide tour of airports in response to multiple cases of air traffic controllers falling asleep on the job. new rules give them an extra hour of rest between shifts. today marks the 105th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake. people waking up early to commemorate the exact moment it hit. the golden hydrant was repainted, and it all finished with a charity breakfast. local politicians will make an announcement about the future of california's high speed rail project. last week 3 will won dollars was cut from the budget --
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billion dollars was cut from the budget. traffic and weather on this monday coming up stay right there ,,,, i am a sneeze whisperer. i am an allergy analyst. bermuda grass. ragweed. willow. i am a dander decoder.
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marin county, an accident san pedro cleared above lanes traffic backed up as you work through that area seems sluggish toward the golden gate bridge extra volume plus foggy conditions, elsewhere, a trouble spot south 680, main street blocking lanes backed up to 24, 15 miles per hour bay bridge very nice ride metering lights still on. that is a look at your morning drive let's check your forecast. thanks giana. scattered showers, up into the north bay and showers making their way through the golden gate bridge we will continue with a chance of showers into the afternoon and dry out later on this evening, making way for nice weather tomorrow taking a look at the extended forecast, we will bump it up a little bit, wednesday another system making its way in thursday and friday shaking up nicely highs mid-60s by this weekend, a nice mix of sunshine and clouds, high 60s low 70s
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