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beautiful shot from chopper 5. >> caption colorado, llc . . good morning. bin laden's targets. intelligence shows osama bin laden was plotting new attacks in the u.s., possibly tied to major holidays, or even the anniversary of 9/11. and he may also have had his eye on the u.s. transit system. we'll be going live to washington for the very latest on what officials have uncovered. mississippi disaster. as the big river rises, cities and towns along the banks fear the worst flooding in more than 80 years. thousands are forced out of their homes. a major interstate is closed and the worst is yet to come. and up and down. new unemployment numbers show the economy added 244,000 jobs last month, more than expected. good news at the pump where gas
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prices finally begin to drop. we'll tell you where some relief may be in sight "early" this friday morning, may 6th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs good morning, welcome to "the early show" here on a friday morning, i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm erica hill. we made it to friday. >> yes, we did. and it's another busy day to what has been a very busy couple of weeks. we're going to talk more this morning about president obama, his "60 minutes" interview, steve kroft asked the president about afghanistan, how a lot of people saying with osama bin laden out of the picture now, more u.s. troops should be taken out of afghanistan sooner. so we are going to hear the president's response to that coming up in just a couple of minutes. >> we'll get to that. we do want to deal with the very latest on osama bin laden and what u.s. officials have uncovered in that treasure trove of materials that was taken from the compound. now at the time he was killed, it may appear that he was planning to attack the united states again, and possibly on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. that, of course, is months away.
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this is the first bit of news to come from that intelligence data found in bin laden's pakistan hideout. cbs news homeland security correspondent bob orr is in washington this morning with more on this. bob, what are you hearing about a plot, we're hearing things about trains. what was the planning stage that all this was at? >> erica, all of this information comes from handwritten notes that were recovered from bin laden's compound by the navy s.e.a.l.s. and they show that al qaeda was interested, as you say, in mounting an attack on trains, somewhere in the u.s., and most likely to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11. now these writings were made in february, 2010, about a year ago. and they suggested that operatives might try things like sabotaging rails. in an effort to cause a crashes. this part is important, though, there's no evidence that this idea ever advanced into an actual plot. that said the fbi and the department of homeland security, though, have put out an alert to police and train operators. but as a matter of precaution. >> as a matter of precaution. still, does make you sit up and take notice. are there any other specifics
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that are really sort of causing red flags in here? >> well, there's all kinds of stuff. it's pretty clear that bin laden had big ideas. he was still actively dreaming up new potential attacks against americans. sources tell us that there were memos, for example, found listing major american cities as targets. it's the usual suspects, new york, washington, chicago, los angeles. all were mentioned in these writings found in bin laden's lair. and the writings also suggested al qaeda might want to attack on specific holidays and anniversaries. i mentioned 9/11. they also mentioned things like july 4th and new year's eve, new year's day as potential target dates. that's very interesting because al qaeda has usually attacked when it's ready to attack and has not been governed at all by the calendar. >> some interesting specifics in there. potential dates, potential targets, and potential planning. you mention these were notes. did those give any indication as to just how involved osama bin laden really was in the terror
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network at this point? >> well, you hit the big point right there. the documents make it clear, above everything else, that bin laden, right up until the end on sunday, was still very much the center of al qaeda, and al qaeda's plans. you know, he completely dropped out of sight after a videotape appearance in 2007. but he was clearly still actively involved and apparently running the show. as far as we know, the analysts have not found any evidence of imminent plots, and that's important. but we're told there is very valuable information about the al qaeda network. as one official put it to me yesterday, this is a real window into bin laden's world. >> talk about an important window. bob orr in washington this morning. thanks. now here's chris. >> erica, thank you. president obama travels to ft. campbell, kentucky, today, one day after visiting ground zero in new york city. and he'll be meeting some of the troops who found bin laden. joining us now is cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante. bill, good morning. >> good morning to you, chris. this trip was prepared very, very suddenly. it was announced only yesterday, and, as you say, it comes just one day after he went to ground zero in new york. he will, we are told, be meeting with some of the operatives in that team that conducted the
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raid on bin laden's house. ft. campbell is the home to the helicopter squadron that transported those troops from the s.e.a.l. team. the president laid a wreath at ground zero yesterday. he also spoke to family members, but he didn't make any public speech. he didn't want to be seen taking any kind of victory lap. but he did talk earlier to some of the first responders. the firefighters at engine 54, known as the pride of manhattan in new york's theater district. he talked to them and he told them that the operation in pakistan sent a message, not only to the world, but also to people right here at home. >> when we say we will never forget, we mean what we say. and our commitment to making sure that justice is done is something that transcends politics, transcended party. it didn't matter which administration was in, it didn't matter who was in charge. we were going to make sure that
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the perpetrators of that horrible act, that they received justice. >> we won't see the president today when he meets with the operatives who were in pakistan but we will see him speaking to troops at ft. campbell who just returned from afghanistan. chris? >> bill, just want to ask you something. it's any time there's a presidential visit to ground zero, it's also always going to be emotionally charged, from president bush's visit back in 2001, which was a powerful united we stand rallying cry to the powerful visit by president obama yesterday. but what tone was the white house trying to strike? >> they were trying very hard to avoid any sense of triumphalism, or as the president told "60 minutes," we don't want to spike the football. he doesn't want to be seen trying to take vac of this. it's a very delicate balance. >> bill plante for us this morning at the white house. bill, thank you very much. a sophisticated u.s. helicopter had to be left behind at bin laden's compound.
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now, it is giving up its secrets in spite of efforts to destroy it. cbs news national security correspondent, david martin, joins us now from the pentagon. >> good morning. >> we're learning about the first few moments with these two helicopters entering that compound, and how closely, how closely things were to going very wrong very quickly. >> this was a very, very dangerous moment. the helicopters were going to put their s.e.a.l.s down on the compound out of the helicopters by fast-roping down. as one of them came in, it lost lift. at an altitude of 20, 25 feet, it started to go down. and you can imagine what would have happened if that helicopter had crashed right there in the middle of the courtyard at the beginning of the operation. the pilot managed to nudge his black hawk forward, and into a bigger courtyard where he did a crash landing, and in the course of that, no one was injured. and so the mission was able to go on as planned.
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but, he sheared off the tail rotor of the helicopter, and that had to be left behind. and it has now been photographed, and revealed a number of stealth features on it. >> yeah. what have we found out about this technology, and just how -- how much of a secret was this? >> well, certainly nobody knew it was on helicopters. i mean, stealth technology has been around for 20, 30 years now. but to put it on a helicopter does some things that make the helicopter harder to fly. this -- this helicopter had more blades, rotor blades, than the normal helicopter, and that takes the wop-wop out of the distinctive helicopter sound. but it also gives it less power, because it turns more slowly. so, everything's a tradeoff here. you become quieter, but you have less power. and we don't know the details of why that helicopter lost lift. but it may well have been the
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added problems of trying to operate a helicopter with those extra rotor blades. >> okay, u.s. is obviously trying to get that tail rotor back from the pakistani government. real quickly, any chance of that happening? >> well, you have to believe that the mood the pakistanis are in right now, if we do ever get it back, they're going to take their own sweet time about it. >> all right. david martin for us. thank you at the pentagon. david, good to see you this morning. now here's erica. >> chris, thanks. turn our attention to the economy. the labor released the closely watched jobs report this morning. it is a great headline as we head into the weekend. better than expected jobs numbers. >> not only for the month of april but very positive momentum from february, march, and april. we have sign increases in jobs.
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the situation is improving and picking up momentum. >> so this is the good news. we also got the new unemployment number. unemployment has actually gone up. >> that can happen. unemployment ticked higher from 8.8% to 9%. what happens with unemployment, that number only accounts for the number of people actively seeking work. there are a number of people who have given up on work or swrund employed who aren't necessarily accounted for in that number. what you can actually see is as the market improves for jobs, more people start looking for them and therefore, you see that number tick higher. >> they get added back. >> exactly. >> one thing that could be a glimmer of hope, the price of oil now below $100 a barrel. when is that going to translate to savings at the pump? >> there may not be a translation at the pump for a few weeks. right now, the price of gasoline is $3.99 a gallon.
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okay. if the prices continue to stay low, by memorial day it could be something in the $3.60 range. that could be a positive. we want to see them go lower as drivers and as companies in this company. everyone would like to see the prices lower. >> there are a couple of ifs. the other big benefit is that we are spending lesson gas and we tend to spend more on other things. >> exactly. >> that can mean jobs. >> a beautiful little ripple effect. a quick programming note for you, this thursday morning, a special hour at cbs news presents a town hall on the economy with president obama, barack obama. i will be moderating the event along with cbs chief news washington correspondent and host of face of the nation, bob
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sheefr. reb be rebecca will be there as well. if you have a question on the economy for mr. obama, e-mail it to us. just logon to our website at cbs town hall also an option or at and also we're not done yet on and cbs news will also be holding a town hall on the economy with key republicans coming up in early june. so now that you've got all that information, how about a look at some of the other headlines we're also following on this friday morning for you. jeff glor is standing by at the news desk. did you write all that down? >> can i ask questions, too? >> absolutely. i can't promise we'll ask them. but you can submit them. >> thank you, erica. good morning to everyone. from illinois to louisiana this morning, a potential flooding disaster, as the mississippi river hits record high levels. high waters continue to move downstream this morning, and cbs news correspondent mark strassmann is in one of the many threatened communities dyersburg, tennessee. he has more this morning.
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mark, good morning. >> good morning, jeff. this is main street downtown dyersburg. that's actually a road behind me. and all this is typical of what you see up and down the mississippi river communities in crisis. and people over and over are using the same words to describe what you see behind me, a flooding that is unprecedented, a dramatic, and scary. the bloated mississippi river is pushing a wall of water downstream for hundreds of communities in eight states. there's no place for all that water to go except where no one wants it, into neighborhoods and homes. desperate times, desperate measures, in missouri engineers blew a third hole in a levee yesterday, easing water pressure. but flooding rich farmlands for months to come, and many farmers are furious. but this is a slow-motion disaster with limited options. in some cases the worst flooding in these parts since the great floods of 1927 and '37. louisiana will probably have to evacuate prisoners from a state pen. arkansas had to shut down a big
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stretch of 23-mile stretch of i-40 and the worst part, in some areas the mississippi and its tributaries have yet to crest and won't until next week. so, jeff, trouble is just going to keep rippling downstream. >> yeah. and, mark, you talk about these record high levels. can you give us an idea how high they are right now? >> let's take memphis about a 90-minute drive south of here, going to crest at 48. the mississippi will crest at 48 feet this weekend. that's the highest level since 1937. vicksburg, tennessee, about ten days from now, will crest at 64 feet. that is 16 feet above normal. 16 feet. that's a lot of water, and a lot of worry. jeff? >> all right. mark strassmann. mark, thank you. many high profile republican contenders skipped the party's debate last night. the first of the 2012 campaign. so how did things go? cbs news political correspondent jan crawford is in greenville, south carolina, with more on that. jan, good morning to you. >> good morning, jeff. you know, this was supposed to
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be the first big presidential debate when all those top contenders, like you said, took the stage and took each other on. but instead most of those top names stayed away. so a lot of analysts are saying, oh, this thing is just going to be a bust. well, last night here in greenville it was anything but. this debate was lively and these candidates sent a message. they criticized president obama, and they really introduced themselves to the viewers out there across the country. now, at the very top of the debate was president obama and that raid that killed osama bin laden. both former minnesota governor tim pawlenty and former pennsylvania senator rick santorum walked a fine line between criticizing the president and also giving him some credit. let's take a listen. >> he did a good job, and i tip my cap to him in that moment. but that moment is not the sum total of america's foreign policy. >> if you look at what president obama has done right in foreign policy, it has always been a continuation of the bush policies. >> now, the other big issue of the night was the economy. that's not surprising, of
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course, since our polls show that's what voters care most about. but the big surprise of the night was businessman herman cain. most people have never heard of him. he really proved to be a fan favorite. let's meet herman cain. >> most of the people that are in elected office in washington, in elected office in washington, d.c., they have held public office before. how is that working for you? we have a mess. how about sending a problem solver to the white house? >> now, i say probably the big winner of the night was like i said minnesota governor tim pawlenty. but we'll have another debate next month and i think some of those top names will be on that stage, so we'll get a better idea of what this republican presidential field is going to look like. jeff? >> jan crawford for us this morning. jan, thank you. it is 16 minutes past the hour. back over to erica, and chris. guys? >> all right, jeff, thanks very much. >> we do want to check in with marysol castro for a first check of your weather on this friday morning.
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>> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now over to chris and erica. >> mary, thanks. still ahead this morning, president obama weighs in on calls for u.s. troops to leave afghanistan sooner, now that osama bin laden is out of the picture. hear what the president told "60 minutes." >> also coming up here on the program, the latest on the record flooding along the mississippi river. the worst is not over yet. we're going to update that situation when we come back right here on "the early show" here on cbs. membership rewards points from american express. they're a social currency with endless possibilities.
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san francisco police have a suspect for . it is 7:25. time for news headlines from cbs 5. san francisco police have a suspect for a fatal hit-and-run from early this morning. a 55-year-old pedestrian was hit on golden gate avenue. the 23-year-old suspect crashed before being arrested. some san jose businesses cleaning up today after cinco de mayo celebrations got out of hand. there was vandalism in a number of areas. there was also at least one stabbing. san jose police made several arrests. and pacific gas and electric customers will be paying for for electricity. the state public utilities commission authorized a 7% rate hike because of dumping the old analog meters and installing
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smartmeters. the switch to smartmeters was originally the puc's idea. traffic and weather around the bay area in just a moment. stay with us. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,
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schedule this morning. it is rider appreciation day so it's free. all service free on all ace train. number 5 is on time. it's just train number 3 dealing with major delays. everything else mass transit- wise not free but it is on time. bay bridge not bad, the metering lights are on but no delay heading into san francisco. and northbound traffic on 280 slows near the 880 interchange but overall your drive time not too bad out of downtown. that's your traffic. here's lawrence with the forecast. >> cooler in the bay area with the sea breeze kicking in bringing patchy fog. so that kind of gives you an idea now of what a change from yesterday when the offshore winds kept your skies nice and clear. we are going to have cooler temperatures on the way. 70s on the my end inland, 60s and low 70s inside the bay. 50s and 60s at the coast. over the weekend cooler weather, slight chance of a few showers on sunday. drying out though toward monday. ,,,,,,
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another beautiful isn't that a beautiful shot? good morning. that will put a little spring in your step this morning. welcome back to "the early show." now that osama bin laden is dead, there are a number of people who are saying, time to refocus in afghanistan. maybe time for a shift in the war strategy there, even pulling troops out now. president obama did speak about that in his interview with "60 minutes." talked about it with steve kroft. we're going to show you an excerpt from that. and we'll check in with cbs news national security analyst juan zarate for a better idea of what he thinks the u.s. will and should do next in afghanistan. >> also another big story around the country right now.
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scary times along the mississippi river where the water is so high right now it's breaking records set back in the 1930s. we're going to speak with a small-town mayor in tennessee that was flooded out just last year. his people are still trying to recover from that and now they've got to deal with this. everyone wondering how this could all happen again so soon. the conditions are devastating. >> so many areas across the country affected. >> all along. >> rough, rough. rough spring. >> first jeff glor is at the news desk with another look at today's top headlines for us this morning. good morning again. >> chris, good morning once again. good morning to everyone at home. al qaeda was planning a potential attack on trains and subways in the u.s. a potential train plot was uncovered in notes recovered from osama bin laden's compound. among the dates mentioned in some notes, possibly connected to an attack the tenth anniversary of 9/11, new year's day and the fourth of the july. the fbi did send out a security bulletin but officials say the train plot never got beyond the initial phase of planning. al qaeda has confirmed the
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death of bin laden. they said they would
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yesterday we heard president yesterday we heard president obama tell "60 minutes" why photos of osama bin laden's body will not be made public. well, this morning we have more for you from the president's first and only interview since bin laden's death. he spoke with correspondent steve kroft, who asked mr. obama about the effect the killing of osama bin laden might have on the war in afghanistan. >> there are people in congress, influential people now on both sides of the aisle, who are saying that this is an opportunity for us to cut our commitment in afghanistan, and begin hastening our withdrawals. >> well, keep in mind i've already made a commitment that starting in july of this year, we are drawing down troops. and we are transitioning, we're training afghan forces so that they can start securing their own country. and so, what has happened on sunday, i think, reconfirms that
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we can focus on al qaeda, focus on the threats to our homeland, train afghans in a way that allows them to stabilize their country. but we don't need to have a perpetual footprint of the size that we have now. >> and you can see the entire interview on "60 minutes" this sunday night at 7:00, 6:00 central right here on cbs. as you heard, the president spoke about reducing the number of troops in afghanistan. joining us with more on that and the strategy in that country is cbs news national security analyst juan zarate. juan, always good to have you here for your expertise on this, specifically when we talking about afghanistan. how does the death of osama bin laden change the u.s. strategy in afghanistan, if at all? >> well, erica, the killing of bin laden is a strategic moment, no doubt. but i don't think it changes the dynamics on the ground in afghanistan. what it does do, though, i think it gives the president more leeway to be able to draw down the troops that he's committed to doing this summer, and to do so from a position of strength,
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as opposed to appearing to be withdrawing as retreat. and so i don't think it changes the dynamics on the ground, the battle against the taliban. the ability to train afghan forces. but it certainly does put the president and the united states in a different light, and in a different position of strength here. >> does that mean, though, just reading between the lines, that the president could actually pull out more troops, perhaps, than were initially planned? >> i think that could be the case, erica. you could have the president feeling a bit more secure about not only doing that politically, but also feeling better about our ability and momentum to actually go after al qaeda. keep in mind that the u.s. is not stopping with the killing of bin laden. we're going after other leaders. no doubt you're going to see other strikes and activities in the coming days. so the president, i think, is feeling much better about the momentum we have against al qaeda. >> even so, the fight that is happening on the ground there, this portion of the war on terror in afghanistan, is the focus still firmly on al qaeda, and the taliban? i mean, how do you now sort of
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focus the resources? >> that's a great question, erica, because i think what happens now is this lays bare the tension that we've had in our strategy. because, the president has described our purpose in afghanistan as disrupting and dismantling al qaeda. while the reality on the ground is that we're actually fighting a taliban insurgency and the military has talked about our long-term commitment to ensuring that the taliban doesn't control any part of the territory. those are two different goals that require different footprints and different military commitments. i think we're going to start seeing that start debate emerge in light of the killing of bin laden. >> the other reality would be the commitment to training afghan forces. how is that going? >> well, erica, i think that's a mixed bag. i think in general the training of the military has gone relatively well over time. although you had instances recently of soldiers and others attacking nato trainers, which has been incredibly unfortunate.
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the bigger problem, i think, has been the training of police and local security forces. to be able to secure the areas outside of kabul and to provide the governance needed for the securing of the country. that's been the most problematic. and i think will be a problem up until the 2014 deadline when nato is supposed to hand over control of security to the afghans. >> so many americans understandably concerned about the service members in afghanistan, especially in light of the killing of osama bin laden. is there extra concern now on the ground there? have there been any increase in, you know, even just chatter? >> well, i'm not sure that we've seen any evidence that there are increased threat yet. i think we should assume that some passions will be inflamed. some attacks may be accelerated. but, in general, i don't think we've seen anything yet that suggests that there's a threat coming out of the killing of bin laden. >> juan zarate, good to have you with us as always. thanks. >> thanks, erica. >> just ahead, high water rolls from one town to the next along the mississippi river, forcing thousands to evacuate. the impact, unmistakable on these lives. we're going to have an update for you from the evacuation
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more now on the flood danger
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along the lower mississippi. even towns like dyersburg, tennessee, which is 20 miles from the big river, fear the worst flooding since 1927. let's go back to cbs news correspondent mark strassmann who is in dyersburg for us this morning. mark? >> good morning, chris. this is a genuine crisis, not just for folks who live in the houses behind me, but for river communities up and down the mississippi, where flood stages are now unprecedented. and today, more water will overwhelm these communities, and force a real emergency decision. nearby community like tiptonville, likely to order more evacuations today. and the water and the pressure just keeps rising. entire communities going through the same drama, which is evacuations, road closings, and a scramble for dry shelter. remember, this is going on for communities in eight different states. so the only consolation for communities like dyersburg is they're not in this alone. chris? >> mark strassmann for us in dyersburg. and no one in dyersburg is watching those high water levels more closely than the mayor of
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that town, john holden, and john has taken enough time here to join us to talk about the situation there. mr. mayor, thank you very much for taking the time, first of all. good to see you this morning. >> well, thank you. good to hear from you. >> we just heard from mark a second ago. you got some emergency decisions that you need to make. what's your biggest concern at this very moment? >> well, our biggest concern is that the mississippi river continues to rise. it reached a record crest the other day, or a record height the other day, and it's going to continue to rise to 51 foot. we're 20 miles from the river. we've had flooding here in dyersburg at 28 foot. the river possibly will flow backward into our community so we've got a situation that we have to monitor on the hour to make sure that we're taking care of our citizens. >> i know you've issued some voluntary evacuations. when do you have to upgrade that to mandatory evacuations and just tell people, you know what, you've got to get out? >> well, we're just monitoring the situation by the hour. a lot of people have left. it's been an orderly progression of people leaving our community. you know, the river's going to dictate what we're going to do,
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and certainly we are going to try to take care of our citizens, make them aware of what's going on so they can make the decisions to get out of their communities and their homes. but it is a situation that we're really concerned about, and we're going to do our best to give them the information about what they need to do. >> i know you're at the mercy of some of the levees in the area right now. what is their condition right now? >> well, the great river road, 18 miles from here, separates the mississippi river and dyersburg. there's some concern about the river topping those levees and the corps of engineers are down there now in some locations adding fill across the top of those levees to keep the water from spilling in to our community. >> what do you tell some of the folks in our community? i mean this is not the first time you've gone through this. you've got some people that are still in the process of rebuilding as we speak from the floods last year. i mean, what do you say to your folks? >> well, just, you know, to be optimistic. optimistic as much as possible. we had a historic flooding in dyersburg, tennessee, last year when the river rose to 32 foot,
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and, you know, just tell them to hang in there, we're here to help them, support them, do all we can to give them the information they need. we've got houses being built from last year's flooding, and, you know, we're all going through this. it's affecting eight states and we're doing the best we can do to equip our residents, let them know what's happening and just remain calm. not panic, but just be prepared. and that's the message we're giving to our residents in dyersburg. >> as the mayor of dyersburg it's got to be troubling to see these floods year in and year out. are you concerned about an exodus of people who come to you and say, we can't deal with this anymore, it's been too much and the threat of this happening again is too much for anyone to take, we're leaving? >> well, obviously that is a concern to us. in dyersburg. this community that we're standing in now, south dyersburg, a lot of folks out here were affected by the flooding that occurred. we lost over 400 homes, and 400 homes and businesses were affected last year. by the events. you know, some people probably
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will give up and not move back to this community and that concerns us, because obviously we want people to stay here and have business here and do all they can do for our community. but, you know, there would be some people that won't come back and some that didn't come back from last year, obviously. >> thank you for taking a couple of moments. we know it's a very busy time for you down there. we wish you the very best. >> thank you. i appreciate it very much. >> mayor john holden of dyersburg, tennessee, for us this morning. stay with us, we'll be right back. this is ""the early show"" here on cbs. you ready? one, two, three. [ both ] ♪ emma, emma bo-bemma ♪ banana-fana-fo-femma ♪ fee-fi-fo-femma ♪ em-ma very good sweety, how do you feel? good. yeah? you did a really good job, okay? let's go back to drawing.
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months old when his dad, firefighter was killed on 9/11. 10 years old now, wears a medallion with his dad's picture around his neck. had some eloquent things to say to the president. >> said, could have been a little less harsh but it was a thrill of the lifetime to meet the president. we know how many lives were lost at ground zero and during 9/11. over 3300 kids lost a parent on that day. >> it's amazing and this little guy saying great to meet you, mr. president, thanks for doing what you did. could have been a little less harsh. well-being.
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it is slow on westbound 237 out towards san jose. just the usual congestion. but overall friday light across the bay area including 880
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through oakland past the coliseum. so far, so good. the brightest spot this morning, the bay bridge toll plaza easy commute into san francisco, although the metering lights remain on. you like lawrence? >> i love the sunshine out there. >> sunshine is beautiful. >> and it's going to be cooler though today around the bay area. we have some fog that's showing up along the coastline, elizabeth. folks, we are going to see temperatures coming down outside but yeah, towards san jose over the shark tank where the sharks are doing really well right now. we have sunshine right there, hazy to start you out on this friday morning. toward the afternoon, we'll see some sunshine and some pleasant temperatures inland but much cooler than yesterday. a lot of 70s in the valley, 60s and 70s around the bay and 50s and low 60s at the coastline. so as we look toward mother's day weekend we are going to be in for major changes. temperatures going to dive today and they will continue to plummet right on in through the weekend. we'll see more clouds in the skies, partly cloudy skies on sunday, even a slight chance of a few showers. then it looks like warming up and more sunshine on monday and tuesday.
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there it is. central park in all its glory. nice and green now. actually a pretty good shot for a friday morning. >> lush and lovely. >> pretty good shot for any morning. welcome back to "the early show" on cbs. i'm chris wragge along with erica hill. we've been spending a lot of time at ground zero. on this broadcast we're going to hear from the iron workers who are busy rebuilding this site that was flattened on osama bin laden's orders back on 9/11. also the ceo of the national 9/11 memorial and museum will tell us about the progress at the former site of the world trade centers. >> you spent probably three days down there talking to all these folks, putting all of this together. really looking forward to seeing
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your piece and hearing what they have to say. >> they take such pride in their work. it's a tremendous source of pride for all of them just to be there. be a part of it. >> that's coming up in just a couple of minutes. also ahead, what do drinking coffee, blowing your nose and a good workout have in common? a new study shows they're common activities that can actually increase your risk for bursting an aneurysm in your brain. here i am debbie downer for you. that can lead to a stroke. the good news is we're going to help you lower that risk. dr. jennifer ashton is here with that information. >> thanks for that. >> any time it's friday. here you go. serving it up. jeff glor. jeff glor at the news desk with a check of the headlines. >> by the way, construction worker sent me a video from one of the towers. going up so quickly it is amazing the work that's getting done there. >> unbelievable, good stuff. good morning, guys. osama bin laden may have been plotting to attack the u.s. rail system. that potential plan to target
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trains or subways has been covered in materials recovered from bin laden's compound in pakistan. one idea was to tamper with tracks and cause a train to derail off a bridge. the fbi did issue a security bulletin yesterday but the plan, we're told, apparently never got past the initial phase. and there was no known imminent attack. this morning confirming that osama bin laden is dead. the cia was apparently keeping very close tabs on the bin laden compound from a nearby safe house. "the washington post" reports this morning that cia agents began using that safe house last august. the labor department released it's jobs report this morning. unemployment rate did rise to 9% because more people are looking for work.
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rising gas prices could ease off if oil prices keep dropping. crude oil sank below $96 a barrel in asia this morning. gas prices right now are at $3.99 a gallon on average. but it's believed they could drop more than 30 cents in just the coming weeks. facebook billionaire mark zuckerberg has a new home and it's more proof that location is everything. zuckerberg is said to have paid $7 million for what we can hopefully show you here is a rather ordinary looking five-bedroom home in palo alto, california. we don't have it. trust us it is. its main attraction why he said he wanted to buy this place? he can walk to work. famed playwright director and screenwriter arthur lawrence has died. among his credits the screenplay for "the way we were." >> i make a terrific pot roast but i didn't know whether you liked pot roast. there wasn't time because it really should be made the day before. you just got to -- >> what kind of pie? >> lawrence also wrote "west side story."
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arthur lawrence died at his home yesterday in new york city. he was 93. years old. coming up on 8:04 right now. over to chris. >> all right, jeff, thank you very much. it's been an emotional week here in new york beginning with the news of the death of osama bin laden, and leading to yesterday's ceremony honoring victims of the 9/11 attacks that he orchestrated. i spoke with some of the people who spend every hour, every hour working at ground zero. president obama's visit to ground zero where the twin towers once stood was marked by silence. and remembrance. it was an emotional end to a week that had special meaning for iron workers. now in a race to rebuild what osama bin laden destroyed on 9/11. when you first found out the news, what was your immediate reaction? >> jubilation. i got happy. >> a long time coming, you know. >> reporter: rob liggio is an ex-marine who served in kuwait. >> this wrench, 7/8. >> reporter: now his mission along with his local 40 brothers is measured in steel.
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they're building a floor a week on tower one which will stand a symbolic 1776 feet. >> feels a lot better now that knowing we got him. we're going up higher every day of the week here. really moving along. another milestone for this job, for sure. >> reporter: with tower one behind me now up over 60 stories and the memorial really starting to take shape with the ten-year anniversary coming up this fall, construction workers we spoke with say the killing of osama bin laden gives everyone here some measure of closure. >> justice. >> people were texting me, you know, some, you know, words you can't say on tv. >> reporter: for brian lyons it was the best news he heard since 2001. he's worked at ground zero every day since losing his firefighter brother on 9/11. >> when the memorial opens it will be good. it's all good from here on in. >> reporter: it was president bush who rallied workers here at ground zero almost a decade ago. >> people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.
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>> reporter: on thursday, president obama did not mention bin laden by name but left no doubt what he meant when he said justice had been done. >> when we say we will never forget, we mean what we say. >> what he ordered to happen on sunday, was for my mom, it was for all of those killed in 9/11 and for everyone who suffered at the hands of terrorism around the globe. >> reporter: iron workers know there's a long way to go before they reach their goal of 100 floors by christmas. but with this week's news of bin laden's death, they've already gotten one of their best presents. >> smiles. especially in the morning, don't see guys smiling so much. a lot of smiling this morning. >> yeah, yeah. and joining us now is joe daniels, president, ceo of the national september 11th memorial and museum which is also being built at ground zero. joe, good to have you with us this morning. let's just say all those iron workers, everybody working at that site since the day of those attacks does such tremendous work down there. >> absolutely. their connection, both in helping with the recovery, clearing that pile for the nine-month period, and then coming back to rebuild the site,
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it's absolutely phenomenal. >> like we saw there, brian lyons has been there since that day when he lost his brother. you met with the president yesterday. what did the president say to you? >> i had the opportunity to thank him on behalf of all the construction workers. all the folks that work on the memorial. and i told them that when people like president obama come down to the site, whether it's the president, or when the pope came down or even the queen last summer, it makes a site that is already so sacred that much more special. and, all of us feel it. >> people who come here from around the world to see this memorial, what are they going -- what strikes them? >> i think it's the way the whole memorial comes together. the two reflecting pools which will be the largest man-made waterfalls in the country. those are the spots where the towers stood. to have the names of the 2,982 victims around the pools in a grove of trees with the falling water. it's going to be a peaceful place. it's going to be a place where people come together just like they came together after 9/11. >> let's talk about the names, because that is a source of controversy over the last few months. you've now made a decision on how the names will be placed.
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what was that decision? >> essentially the groupings go by the relationships that these people had in life. so all the folks on the flights are grouped together. all the folks, for example, who worked at canterfitzgerald are grouped together. and within those groupings we asked family members if they had a request to be next to another name. there's heartbreaking stories. a woman like abigail ross who lost both her father who was on flight 11. and her best friend who was working. now forever on the memorial those two names are going to be next to each other which hopefully provides some measure of comfort to the families. that's just one example of scores. >> we've seen some of the animations here just in the last couple of seconds, what it's going to look like when it's complete. what can people expect on the ten-year anniversary? >> i think our goal has always been a memorial that makes this city, this state and this country proud. i think on the ten-year anniversary, there will be hundreds of trees there place. the pools will be done. it will really look like a finished memorial.
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there will be construction afterwards on the surrounding buildings, but even then, when you're on the memorial plaza and you're seeing the names and the water you'll be able to look up at one world trade center and see the world trade center get rebuilt around you. so i think it's going to be a pretty special time. >> the low ground which won't be ready by the tenth anniversary has a number of signature pieces, the survivor staircase, the final column that was removed from the site. after they cleared out after 9/11, other things of that nature. that's going to be what the next within the next year, 18 months after that? >> our goal is that on the 11th anniversary it's going to be a pretty significant event, again. that's when we want to open the museum. and you're absolutely right. the way we're telling this story is through the authentic artifacts that were collected on that day and afterwards. when events happen like the killing of bin laden that's such a big part of this story now and part of our job at the museum is to make sure that we are ready on the day that we open to have that part in the exhibition. >> because not just about a look back at what happened but it's also about looking into the future, correct? >> exactly. and the military that were so
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brave, that took out bin laden, if i had any wish right now other than meeting the president yesterday, my next one is i'd love to be able to talk to the guys that carried out that mission. it was incredible, incredible bravery. >> joe good to see you this morning. best of luck. >> thank you very much. >> for more on what they're building at ground zero you can go to here's marysol castro know with another check of our weather this morning. >> good morning, everyone at home. we want to start off with the national picture and show you what's in store. we have a few sprinkles in the pacific northwest. it's going to be cooler along the coast. mild further inland we go. we have another storm system in the ohio river valley that could bring about one to two inches of snow. the hot spot, no, not snow, rain. the hot spot is the southern plains. they had a few days of temperatures in the 70s and 80s. take a look today in the 90s. the further north you go temperatures in the 80s. dallas could see a few spotty showers. but i will t
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>> these really are common, everyday activities. >> right. >> let me tell you about this study because it does sound a little scary at first glance. this is a very reputable study done in one of the journals of the american heart association. they looked at about 250 people who had suffered a ruptured aneurysm, asked them a questionnaire, surveyed them and followed them for about a three-year time period. and what they found was that certain activities that are, as you said, associated with a sudden increase in blood pressure, were found to be associated with an increased risk of rupture of that aneurysm. so these are things, as you said, that we do every day. such as drinking coffee. they were found to be at a two-time increased risk of a ruptured aneurysm. vigorous exercise. even something like blowing your nose, or having sex. all of those things, which can cause a sudden increase in blood pressure were associated with an increased risk of rupture. >> they are so common. especially coffee. lots of folks are having a cup of coffee now. is it more about the coffee or
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the actual caffeine? >> they go hand in hand. like any drug because caffeine is a drug, we have to remember to take into account the risks versus the benefits. we hear all the time about benefits of moderate caffeine consumption like reducing the risk of type ii diabetes, reducing the risk of uterine cancer but people who are at risk for an aneurysm or know they have one probably should avoid the caffeine and coffee. >> what about things like blowing your nose or even exercise. exercise we talk about how important it is to exercise. >> absolutely. the authors of this study are very clear to stress we don't want people to avoid these positive or beneficial behaviors across the board. we have to put it into some numerical context here. the risk of an aneurysm for the overall population is slow. it's about 2%. but that corresponds to over 6 million people, and there are known to be about 25,000 ruptures of aneurysms every year. 40% of which are fatal. so when you break down the numbers like that, if you are one who knows you have an
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aneurysm, then, yes, you want to modify your behavior. >> so that helps to put it in perspective. how does an aneurysm, though, end up resulting in a stroke? >> there are many types of strokes. here we're talking about a particular type known as a hemorrhagic stroke known as acute bleeding. when you look at the blood vessels in the brain, there's a small out-pouching, that's what we call an aneurysm in one of the arteries. if that were to rupture or even leak, blood then spills into the corresponding area in the brain and results in a stroke. >> how do you lower your risk of a ruptured aneurysm? >> we say all the time and it bears repeating, the things that are good for your heart are good for the rest of your blood vessels are also good for your brain. so you want to control your blood pressure, control your cholesterol. you want to eat a healthy diet and exercise. and if you know you are at risk, or you have an aneurysm, you definitely want to talk to your doctor about how to modify these behaviors and whether or not you should avoid things that increase the risk of bleeding further, like aspirin. >> all right, jen, thanks so much. >> you bet.
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>> just ahead, we'll have more. and also for more on the causes of ruptured blood vessels logon to our partner in health and search brain aneurysm. much more to come here on "the early show," including a little mother's day makeover. stay with us. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. >> "cbs healthwatch" sponsored by bayer. nothing's proven to relieve pain better than extra strength bayer aspirin. oh, bayer aspirin? i'm not having a heart attack. it's my back. it works great for pain. [ male announcer ] nothing's proven to relieve pain better than extra strength bayer aspirin. it rushes relief to the site of pain. feel better? yeah. thanks for the tip. - oh, we miss you, honey. - i'll be home soon. until then... tommy? - behind every open heart is a story. - it's beautiful. - tell yours with my open heart collection at kay jewelers. keep your heart open, and love will always find its way in. ♪ that comes from a leaf sweet surprise ♪rue love ♪
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i love that song. >> there we are. >> we are saluting the moms, i salute you. >> i salute you, my friend. >> this morning. >> thank you, gentlemen. >> as we prepare for mother's day. just ahead you're going to meet three hard-working moms who are getting a head-to-toe makeover. hair, makeup, clothes. >> the works. >> have them feel a little bit more special as they should. they work hard every day for
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their families. we're going to reveal their new look in front of their families. >> i called my mom and said mom, for mother's day i'm getting you a makeover. she hung up on me. >> i know your mother. she doesn't need a makeover. >> plus a mother/son cooking throwdown. this is going to be big folks. chef spike mendelsohn from d.c., brought his mom along both making the greek classic souvlaki. when it comes to battle royales -- >> no one better to join us. i want to know. i want to know just how much he says he owes his success to his mom. >> if he's smart, we know the answer. spike! >> oh. >> we'll be back. "the early show." your local news is coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,
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in parts of the town there. at least one person was stabbed, should be okay. others were beaten up, as well. traffic and weather around the bay area in just a moment. stay with us. ,,,,,,,,
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good morning. westbound 237 is one of our slowest spots across the bay area right now because of an earlier accident approaching zanker road. so that's the backup right now leaving milpitas. westbound 237 about a 10-minute ride from 880 towards 101.
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nimitz not too bad. it's a little sluggish, stop and go as you make your way up towards downtown oakland. but overall it is friday. friday light especially here at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights are on but obviously delays are still pretty minimal heading into the city right now. and the san mateo bridge, great. this gets the rating of two thumbs up. that's your traffic, for your forecast, two thumbs up there, too, right. >> elizabeth, did you say it's fries? >> i did! >> loving that. it is a great friday with lots of sunshine in the valleys. we have some patchy fog at the coast. as it looks like we're in for a cooler day outside but still, it's going to be nice in most sports. 70s in the valleys, 60s and 70s inside the bay, at the coastline the breezes will blow and that will help to bring down the temperatures. we are going to continue to cool down the temperatures looks like in through the weekend. more clouds on the way. partly cloudy skies, chance of showers on mother's day, cooler temperatures. warming up monday and tuesday. ,,,,,, i am a sneeze whisperer.
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♪ wow. wow. yeah, welcome back to "the early show" now. half past the hour. i just witnessed the most adorable sneezing ever. marysol castro with a little -- >> it was rapid fire. like an automatic fire sneeze that marysol castro has. >> it's an odd number. >> always?
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>> 3, 5 or 7. or 9. >> little disclaimer though, for some of us allergies hit us very hard. pollen count is through the roof right now. >> and we are across from central park. >> and for marysol as you've noticed this week, has had no voice. thank you for being a trooper all week long. >> thank you. >> how about a little -- how about a little pampering? >> yes. mother's day is sunday. >> you deserve it. >> you're a busy mom. >> hello, two bouncing baby boys. >> i hope you're watching your mother right now. just ahead we're going to do a little pampering on the show for three special moms. "women's day" magazine choosing these deserving moms for mother's day makeovers. you're going to meet them and their families, and we will reveal their glamorous new looks. also ahead, nobody cooks your favorite food like mom, right? >> sure. >> maybe not everyone's mom. but if you're superchef spike mendelsohn, he and his mom are here for a little competition. who makes the best souvlaki?
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spike, watch it. don't make us come over there. erica and i will help along and decide who the winner is in just a couple of minutes. big battle. >> we should get the trophy downstairs. >> who gets to be the judge? >> maybe we'll all judge. >> it's a work in progress. >> yes. >> don't make us go to the videotape. >> i was bamboozled by spike. >> first though mary's got another check of the weather. >> i do. i'm going to try not to sneeze. >> multiples. >> good morning, everyone. let's take
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thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now over to chris. >> all right, marysol, thank you very much. tomorrow night, welterweight boxing champ manny pacquiao defends his world title in the ring against "sugar" shane mosely.
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"early" show special contributor and superfan tyler mcgill went to los angeles to visit the pac man and prepare for his upcoming fight. >> it was a big part of his final training mode. believe it or not, i'm actually not a trained fighter. i'm not even really tough for that matter. but i am stupid. stupid enough to step in the ring with one of the best pound for pound fighters of all time, just for the experience. and to see what it feels like to take a punch from the champ. check it out. with lightning-fast speed and a blistering left hook, manny pacquiao has become one of this era's most feared and fearless warriors. the 32-year-old philippines native stands just 5'6", and weighs only 144 pounds.
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but is still considered by many to be the pound for pound best boxer in the world. he holds a record eight world titles. and i'm stepping into the ring with him. what's it like taking a punch from manny? or is he gentle with you? >> no. >> before i went out with manny i spent some time with his trainer freddie roach. a five-time trainer of the year. what's your assessment of manny's legacy? >> he's definitely going to -- once in a lifetime deal. >> we're getting into the ring, right away. >> no. >> no. in the ring, freddie helped me with my jab. upper cut. and hook.
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another workout like this. >> that was great. >> it was exhausting. >> maybe we should just funnel the water. but i needed to save some energy for manny. >> there's the man right there. >> before our sparring session, i spoke with the champ about defending his welterweight belt against "sugar" shane mosely. how is the training going? how are you feeling? >> pretty good, and i really can't wait until the fight. >> in contrast to the brutality often associated with this sport, manny pacquiao exemplifies a man with both passion and compassion. >> the biggest fight in my life is how to end poverty. >> before each fight you pray for the safety of everyone in the ring. is that true? >> yes. i always pray for the boxers who are going to fight on that night. >> and i was hoping this day the pac man was praying for me. now i want to know what it looks like to see manny square off with you and have manny pacquiao punch me. am i crazy for wanting to do that? >> it's okay.
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>> you're ready to go in there and punch me? >> no. just -- i'm going to teach you. >> manny pacquiao is about to teach me a lesson in the ring. let's do this. i padded up. everyone in the pacquiao camp seems to be shaking their heads. we squared off. keep those hands high, manny. and after the first few shots -- oh! oh! i realized that nothing in the world quite compares to taking a punch from a world champion. oh. oh. all right. all right. in just one round -- i believe it he's the real deal. -- my boxing career was over. to be honest, i was pretty confident before i stepped into the ring with him. i've got like nine inches, 60
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pounds. he's just a little guy. but the round didn't quite go the way that i thought it would. >> you're writhing in pain, he's laughing at you. >> he's all smiles, too. even when he's coming into the ring. then you get in there and he gets like this scowl. >> my question, why did didn't you put the head gear on? the body is one thing. >> once he slipped off the body and caught me in the chin he would have had another belt around his shoulder, 190-pound belt. >> i will say this, watching you spar i knew it was going to be a quick exit for you. >> whoa, whoa, whoa, wait a second. >> you've got to cover up, man. >> i thought i looked pretty good. >> you've got to get that head down. >> the next piece, me and wragge go, we have a bout to see who holds up longer with pac man in the ring. >> you're a good guy, i like you, but you don't want to overstep your bounds. >> i promise you, even with the padding on, he strikes it so hard. he hit me, took the wind out of me and basically for four or
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five days after that he was sore up through my chest. >> well that's just it. i know it's only good fun until you really get hit. >> yeah and the thing is freddie's in there with him literally an hour and he's like, freddie was a great boxer in his day. he says even with the pads on you feel those blows. >> what did he say about this fight? how does he feel about this fight? i know these guys are all confident. >> pac man's 32 years old. freddie said he's in the best shape of his life. the day we were there, his casual day was 1,000 sit-ups, an hour running uphill. two hours in the ring, hitting the bags, 1,000 pounds a night. it's like a normal workout for you or i. >> if you ever want to do a little sparring in the ring i'll spot you a couple of rounds. >> oh! who knew. >> good to see you. >> thanks, man. >> this portion of "the early show" sponsored by kay jewelers. every kiss begins with kay. >> sunday is mother's day. the perfect time to honor some really deserving moms by treating them to makeovers.
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our friend jaimee zanzinger is special project manager for "women's day" magazine. here to show us how she and her team gave me happy ladies a new look. >> thank you for having me. >> how did you choose these three women? >> every year "women's day" asks our reads are to nominate deserving moms to be made over. and then we choose three from the hundreds of candidates that we get in. and so today we've selected three more moms to treat to a little bit of pampering, and a new look. >> i love it. something every mom deserves. not just on mother's day but it's always a nice time to do it. must have been tough to choose. these ladies look great. our first mom is ashley. >> yes. >> 37, right? >> ashley is 37. she actually works at the dementia unit of an assisted living facility and she has two young sons keith and owen who we're about to meet today. >> who are super cute. that was ashley's before. and you guys go in to this and you have a whole plan. >> ashley loves her blonde hair
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but unfortunately overdyeing had left it a little bit damaging. so the team at the salon really wanted to brighten her up with some highlights and some lowlights for contrast. and then because she was parting her hair in the middle it was looking a little poufy on top which elongated her face. so they flipped her part and gave her a nice long side-swept bangs which really takes advantage and brings out her emerald green eyes. >> that's going to completely change the look before we see her, we've got some friends here with us. hey, guys. >> hi. >> what do you think about all this for your mom? >> pretty cool. >> yeah? you think she deserves a little makeover? a little pampering? >> yeah. >> she takes pretty good care of you guys, doesn't she? >> yep. >> are you ready to see the final result? >> yeah. >> let's bring her out. >> ashley? how beautiful is mom? you look fantastic. you guys have a little something for her, right? you can go see her. go ahead.
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>> a little reunion here with gorgeous mom. talk to us about what else we did in terms of the makeover. so ashley is really tan so it's important for her to hydrate. and we chose a luminescent foundation to brighten up her skin. then for her outfit we took her to macy's and wanted to get her a day-to-night outfit that she can wear to the office and then out to after-work dinner. >> take that little jacket off. >> she can pull off the blazer, square the dress out at night and the great thing here is that all of these pieces mix and match with other things in her wardrobe, so she has many outfits out of one. >> i love it. you also got a beautiful little piece of pottery from your younger son. nice work, bud. how do you feel? you look gorgeous. >> thank you so much. it was such a beautiful, fun experience. i had such a great time. >> we love it. all right. one down. two more to go. we have a couple more moms that we want to meet this morning. shelly wilson is our next mom. a 53-year-old working mom. she has a daughter emily, 13. her life pretty much revolves around emily's schedule and her husband bruce.
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she's also -- or he is -- no she's a writer. >> she's a writer and editor. she really doesn't wear a lot of makeup. she hasn't colored her hair in 15 years. so the team couldn't wait to get their hands on her. they brightened her up, warmed her up for summertime with a rich, brown base color and some caramel colored highlights. then for her haircut it was all about the layers. they wanted to add lots of bounce and movement. and that's really the key to a younger-looking hairstyle. >> so that lightens it up a little. bruce and emily are here with us now. why did you think your wife was so deserving of a makeover, bruce? >> because she's the boss and she runs the place. >> smart man. right? >> yeah. it's kind of true. >> well good thing. let's see how the boss looks then. shall we bring her out? here she comes. there's the before. shelly! i love it! not only is there bounce in your hair now there's a little bounce in your step there. >> yes. she's got the confidence to match, i think. >> what do you guys think?
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>> she looks beautiful. it's amazing. >> so tell us about, for emily, tell us about this gorgeous look that you've given? >> for shelly, she was hiding under really baggy clothing. she was shying away from prints. wearing them on the bottom with a plain, solid color on top. we wanted to give her the confidence to wear a full print, which keeps your eyes moving all over her body instead of focusing on the bottom half. >> and the color of blue, the blue is great and i love this pop of color with the necklace. >> the blue really worked with her skin tone. anybody can wear that color. and we actually elongated her legs with a neutral peep toe pump. that makes her look a little taller. >> another beautiful mom. shelly, thanks. >> thank you. >> our third mom is theresa. 57 years old from brooklyn. she's a mom to four kids, and grandma to 12 grand kids. and considered a bit of a second mom to 90 toddlers at the brooklyn school where she works. i'm tired just reading that.
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>> that is so many kids she looks after. theresa had been coloring her hair at home from a box. so the color was really concentrated on the bottom, not in the roots where he was growing in gray. so the team gave her a natural, darker color. some highlights and a longer pixie style cut. >> i love it. theresa's daughter diana and sister are here ready to see it. why did she deserve a makeover? >> because she never takes care of herself. she's always too busy worrying about everybody else. >> sounds like a lot of moms i know. let's not delay it any longer. let's see the after. hot momma. >> thank you. >> the color is beautiful on you. >> something that i never wear this color. i usually wear black or gray or white. >> you take care of everybody else. >> yes. >> was it nice to have someone take care of you? >> i loved it. the pampering was amazing. i really enjoyed it. >> and you created a beautiful look. the emerald green top from macy's really brings attention
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on to her best asset, her face, her shoulders, her neckline. and we really wanted to play up that beautiful face with a red lip. >> well, you did it. you look gorgeous. all the moms look beautiful. thank you all. thank you all for joining us today. happy mother's day to all of you. >> we're not finished. there's one more mom. >> uh-oh. >> thank you. >> that we need to celebrate here. we have some flowers for you, i think. >> oh, that's so sweet. thank you. well i'm going to grab those as i send it over to another mom that we have, who is joining us here who is over there with chris and spike, right, chris? >> you calling me a mother? a very, very special mother. there's a different way to celebrate mother's day. a friendly competition between mother and son spike mendelsohn is here with his mom catherine. the reason i'm standing between the two of them is because they really don't get along. >> in the kitchen! >> they are ready to face off here this morning. erica is going to join us. >> hi!
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nice to see you. i'm going to share my flowers with you. >> -- version -- >> family favorite souvlaki. good morning to everybody. are we ready? >> souvlaki. >> souvlaki. >> you can do it. >> family favorite. >> so this is -- >> this is my favorite. you know, i picked the ingredients, i mean the dish we're going to do because i want that little advantage on mother's day. because you know -- because you know what? a greek mother chef is pretty -- >> she's pretty competitive. >> that's why i'm glad i'm on her team. >> i feel like i'm putting my reputation on the line. >> we'll see what the secrets are -- >> you couldn't come close to my secrets. >> oh. >> that's what i like to hear. >> my whole bag of tricks. >> let's cook. >> this is very traditional. and you're making the more traditional. >> i'm making the more traditional souvlaki. i'm making it with lamb. and any self-respecting greek would use lamb. not soft shell crab.
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i just wanted to mention that. >> you know i'm thinking a little bit out of the box. >> yes. >> i want to spice it up a little bit. >> boxes here. we're outside of it, using soft shell crabs. we're going to make an old bay ranch tzazki. >> it's like a yogurt sauce? >> exactly. traditionally this is what you would do. you'd take my oil, which i brought from my island, olive trees. >> i love this. >> i bring about 100 pounds of it a year. >> can i sign up for a pound? >> absolutely. >> you've got secret ingredients? >> excuse me, you're over there. you're outside the box, baby. >> here's some oil. you want some of this oil? >> here we go. >> and i brought my oregano. >> perfect. >> and my own greek sauce. this is from my garden. okay? >> okay. >> so here we go. so this is how you start the tzaziki.
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you add your garlic to it. >> and greek yogurt, i'm guessing? >> greek yogurt. >> thick, strained yogurt. you can buy it in most every grocery store. >> soft shells are going in. >> you guys hear that? that's winning. >> that's the sound of success. >> can i tell you what? you are in a no-win situation. >> so i'll tell you what, you tell me what you put in lemon, oregano. >> a little salt. >> a little salt. >> so we mix that up. >> a little white vinegar. we have to put our lamb on. >> that's okay. >> your lamb with a little salt. >> you grill it. do you marinate it before grilling? >> no, i do not. what i do is i make it -- >> mom, mom -- >> -- my garlic all over it. >> you trying to smoke us out over here. >> i don't like this -- >> we're trying to cook over here. >> i want my own -- >> -- slightly. >> no not lightly.
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>> heavily. >> no light seasoning. >> there's nothing light going on here. >> this is good stuff greek. >> i like it. can i come over for dinner? >> yes. >> they're trying to steal the whole show over here? >> it's not stealing the whole show. what's going to happen with your -- >> i'm with the expert. >> -- on mother's day. >> i'm sorry i have to beat you. but here. >> he's trying to butter her up during the segment with flowers? >> that's okay. >> since i know you, you like lemons more than flowers. there you go. >> oh, there we go. okay. all right. >> we're going to take a quick commercial. when we come back we're going to taste everything in front of us. catherine or spike? >> battle of souvlaki. and we're back. spike what is in ours? ,, ,,
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and we're back. spike what is in ours? >> lettuce, tomato, some soft shell crabs and old bay ranch tzadiki toss. >> take a bike. arugula, tomatoes. >> right. >> lamb, american lamb.
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headlines... a pedestrian died in a good morning, it is 8:55. i'm frank mallicoat with your cbs 5 headlines. a pedestrian died in a hit-and- run overnight in san francisco. he was struck and killed this morning at the intersection of masonic and turk. police say the driver also hit several parked car and crashed near st. mary's medical center. he is being treated for injuries and is under arrest. apparently is okay after a gas leak in the east bay. everybody is okay. a "shelter in place" warning was lifted in pleasant hill late last night after pg&e capped the leak along oak park boulevard between stevenson and keith. and oakland mayor jean quan is heading to china today to try and drum up business for her city. quan wants to increase the volume of trade that flows through the port of oakland, in particular focusing in on
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exports that could generate jobs and increase local tax revenues for the city of oakland. traffic and weather right after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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westbound 237 is backed up on to southbound 880. the earlier accident at zanger road has been cleared but unfortunately long line of brake lights. towards san jose northbound 280 just kind of sluggish like this from bascomb towards the 880 interchange. starting to get jammed northbound lanes of the nimitz past the coliseum. and the bay bridge we were doing so well for such a long time. there was hardly any delay at all on the bay bridge. unfortunately, it is stacking up towards the west grand overcrossing. that's your traffic. for your forecast, here's lawrence. >> elizabeth, big changes in the weather today. we are going to see some much cooler temperatures outside. sunny skies in the interior and inside the bay but fog at the coast. that's a sign of the sea breeze developing meaning cooler weather, but pleasant inland. lots of 70s in the valleys, 60s and 70s in the bay and 50s and 60s at the coast with the patchy fog. next couple days including mother's day here come those clouds rolling in much cooler
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