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stick around to sober up inside a drunk tent. see you monday. >> caption colorado, llc good morning. bloody revenge. good morning. bloody revenge. two explosions kill dozens of recruits at a u.s. funded military base. the taliban call it is retaliation for killing osama bin laden. this as new details emerge from the night of the raid as well as from bin laden's years in hiding. flood nightmare. as the waters of the mississippi continue on rise, officials plan to divert some of it away from cities bringing disaster to more rural areas. we're live in baton rouge, one of the cities facing the worst flooding in nearly a century. and the race is on. mitch daniels considers a presidential run. while mitt romney defends his record on health care and ron paul jumps in to the gop race one more time.
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all early this friday morning one more time. all early this friday morning may 13th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs good morning. welcome to "the early show." i'm chris wragge. fingers crossed. >> i'm erica hill, nice to have you with us this morning. it seems every day we keep hearing more and who are about the in-t the in-elligence that found osama bin laden. compound. this morning, though, that information is being overshadowed by what appears to be the first retaliation for bin laden's killing. >> and that's where we begin. those deadly bombings in pakistan, at least 80 people most of them military recruits killed. charlie dag'agata in london wit the latest. >> reporter: the taliban in pakistan has claimed responsibilities for this
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morning's attacks saying it was carried out to avenge the death of osama bin laden and vowed more attacks will come. two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the main gate of a military training center in the country's northwest killing at least 80 people. the attack was coordinated and its time nothing coincidence. a large number of new recruits assembled to head off to home heave. that assured militants a high death toll. the first major terrorist attack since the u.s. raid that killed osama bin laden earlier this month. the pakistani police say just because the taliban claim it's in retaliation for the killing doesn't prove they're behind it given anytime of terrorist groups that arrest get military installations in the region. >> charlie, thank you. this morning we're getting more information there bin laden's journal and we now know he sent e-mails to other al qaeda figures even though his pakistan hideout had no internet access. david martin at the pentagon with the latest for us this
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morning. so what additional information are we learning about this raid? >> reporter: well, we know it took 40 minutes to kill bin laden and scoop up all his files and stuff them in garbage bags. but we didn't know that this entire 40 minutes was recorded on tiny helmet cams which the s.e.a.l.s wore on their helmets and recorded everything that happened in that compound. each one of the 25 s.e.a.l.s. so that means there is more than 15 hours of videotape which can be reviewed to put together a more accurate account of what happened. >> collected in that compound, millions of pages of digital files like you've mentioned, including a 12 page handwritten journal of bin laden. what are we finding out about the information left behind? >> the journal was sort of his writings to himself about the best way to go about pulling off another spectacular attack
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against the united states. he said he would not use arabs this time because they a rouse too much suspicion, he'd go after trains instead of planes and he'd try to pull it off on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. he was also sending e-mails to his lieutenants and to al qaeda affiliates around the world urging them not to waste their time on small local operations but to go after the big target, the u.s. >> how was he able to e-mail his associates? he had no internet access. >> he would type out the message, download it on to a thumb drive and the courier would travel for considerable distance from the compound to an internet cafe and then load it back up and accepted it out. and the reverse would happen when he got a response back from the field. the courier always took extraordinary caution in giving
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away his location. he would turn off his cell phone and take the battery out of his cell phone whenever he was within 90 minutes of the compound. >> david martin at the pentagon for us. thank you. in his first interview since bin laden was killed, secretary of defense robert gates is praising president obama for giving the go ahead. and also speaking out about what it was like to be in the room with the president as the raid happened. he described that moment for katie couric. >> i've worked for a lot of these guys and this is wois one the most courageous calls, decisions, that i think i've ever seen a president make. for all of the concerns that i've just been talking about, uncertainty of the intelligence, the consequences of it going bad, the risk to lives of the americans involved. it was a very gutsy call.
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>> could you s >> what was it like being near him in that room? >> let's just say there wasn't a lot of conversation by anybody in the room. >> and you can see the entire interview on "60 minutes" this sunday at 7:00, 6:00 central right here on cbs. there is much talk this morning about senator john mccain's passionate speech thursday on the senate floor rejecting any form of torture and saying so-called enhanced interrogation techniques did not help find osama bin laden. senator mccain joins us this morning from capitol hill. sir, good to have you with us as always. >> good morning. >> let's set aside for a moment, because undeniably to folks in this country you are an authority of course on torture from your time as a p.o.w. setting aside that experience, why was it so important for you to speak out? >> because i'm deeply concerned about who we are as a country and what we stand for and believe in. america has always been an example and inspiration to other
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countries throughout the world and if we practice torture and do things that i did minutish and harm the image of the united states, it could have profound consequences in the future. >> why do you think there are such conflicting stories here? we've heard a lot of back and forth of many people insisting that enhanced interrogation techniques did lead to the information that led to owe bsa bin laden. but that's not what you found. >> this courier was identified by a person who would not have been held in u.s. custody. in fact, khalid shaikh mohammed not only did not tell the truth about this courier. he even fried tried to mislead interrogators saying he had retired and gotten married. highlighting the fact that if
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you inflict enough 23is physical pain on someone, they will tell you whatever they think is necessary on get that pain to stop. and through normal conventional interrogation techniques and by the way i've seen it without these enhanced interrogation techniques, we can get more accurate, more valuable information and most importantly preserve our commitments by our constitution, by the geneva con quenks convection ventions that we wil practice cruel and inhumane treatments. we didn't do to the nazi war criminals. think of what would happen if in another conflict an enemy takes americans prisoners, they will feel that they can do the sank thing th same thing that we have practiced about. >> you want to pre-sefspreserve
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commitments that have been made. at least 80 people now dead. are you concerned that this is in fact retaliation? >> i'm certainly concerned, but overall lesson is that this struggle against extremism is a long way from over just because we got bin laden. and to somehow think we can now withdrawal from afghanistan and not have to worry anymore, we're finding out as recently as yesterday that we're having problems with home grown terrorists. so the struggle is going to go on for the rest of the 21st century and we can't let afghanistan return to a base for it attacks on the united states of america. and by the way, when someone inflicts torture on someone, it does great damage not only to the person who receives it, but also the person who engages in it. >> an important discussion to have. senator john mccain, appreciate your time this morning.
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>> thank you. turning now to the rising mississippi river. as early as tomorrow, federal engineers could open a massive spill way on louisiana to take some of the water away from baton rouge and new orleans. it that happens, hundreds of thousands of acres will be flooded. dean reynolds is in baton rouge on the banks of the mississippi with an update on the situation for us there. >> reporter: well, bat ton roug is clearly one of the cities authorities are trying to save. it is seriously threatened by the bulging mississippi river, so maybe as early as tomorrow, possibly a couple days from now, the army corps will open one of the spillways and this is opened at morganza, louisiana west of here to relieve that pressure it has to be done. >> what does this mean for the areas right in the path of this morganza spillway? >> reporter: well, as you said
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earlier, it will be a nightmare for them. they will be flooded out. it's mostly farmland, it's about 3 million acres of mostly farm land will go under all the way to the gulf of mexico. 25,000 people will be affected. but many more will stay dry do place for the people? is there any type of vak sayin s evacuations planned yet in. >> reporter: people are being told to leave their homes in the area near the spillway because they're going to be inundated. but here along the river in baton rouge, you can see this sort of orange tubing behind me and those things are called tiger dams. they're basically trying to raise the level of the levee here in case the spillway operation, which hasn't been
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tried in 38 years, fails. >> dean, thank you very much. we'll keep everybody updated on that situation because it's still weeks away from no longer being an issue. >> want to take a look at some of the other headlines we're following for you. jeff glor has a look at that for us. >> good morning everyone. the price of oil and gas are both up again. oil prices rose to nearly $100 a barrel this morning in asian trading and the average price of regular gasoline is now at 3.$38 a gallon, 18 cents higher than a month ago. though down slightly from just earlier in this week. rising energy costs are likely to be a key issue in next year's election. so on capitol hill yesterday leaders of the five largest private oil companies were grilled by senate democrats, who want to repeal the tax breaks that oil companies get. >> i don't think the american people want shared sacrifice. i think they want shared
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prosperity. and what we have to offer -- >> oh, no -- lovely statement. but do you understand how out of touch that is? >> the oil executives argue that raising their taxes could cost jobs, and they say lead to even higher gas prices. now, the latest on the 2012 race. another potential candidate for president, indiana governor mitch daniels. some republicans believe he might unify gop voters. and last night daniels spoke before a crowd of supporters at a fund-raiser for the indiana republican party. >> this whole business of running for national office, i'm not saying i won't do it. you know my friends know -- >> cbs news political correspondent jan crawford was there for that speech in indianapolis. she joins us this morning. jan, good morning to you. what are we hearing about mitch daniels this morning? >> well, good morning, jeff. i mean people here think it's more likely than not that he's going to run.
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that, of course, could be wishful thinking. but what is clear is that he is under intense pressure to get into this race. he's been assured the backing of some of those big-time, big-money donors, that supported george w. bush and from key republican governors. sources tell cbs news that the popular new jersey governor chris christie has told daniels that he will support him. as will other popular governors. mississippi haley barbour, and even wisconsin's scott walker and congressman paul ryan. but everyone says here that his wife, cheri daniels, is critical that his decision on whether to get into this race, she's kind of been a reluctant first lady. she does not like politics. and as an example, an indication of how pivotal she is to this decision, former first lady laura bush, cbs news can now confirm, personally called cheri daniels to offer her encouragement, give her some advice on what her role on a campaign and possibly in the white house might be. jeff? >> meanwhile, jan, can we talk quickly about mitt romney. because he's got this delicate dance, as you know. he spoke yesterday, he supported health care reform in massachusetts but he's against
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the president's health care reform. is there any way this issue doesn't stay with him this whole race? >> well, i mean, we saw prominent conservatives yesterday saying that he just cannot put this behind him. he can't distance himself from the president's plan. he is saying that his plan is different. let's take a listen to what he had to say yesterday in michigan. >> our plan was a state solution to a state problem. and his is a power grab by the federal government to put in place a one size fits all plan across the nation. >> many people are saying, and observers are saying, that the real groundswell of support you're seeing from mitch daniels across the country just reflects this dissatisfaction with the republicans field, the lack of enthusiasm, even for its presumptive front-runner who is mitt romney. >> all right, jan crawford. jan, thank you very much this morning. >> thanks. >> by the way, it's friday the 13th, as erica and chris mentioned off the top. some people suffer from an irrational fear. it's called
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frigga-triskaidekaphobia. the word comes from frigga, the name of the norse goddess for whom friday is named. and triskaidekaphobia, irrational fear of the number 13. 16 minutes past the hour now. is it bad that i'm flying later this morning? >> no, no, not at all. >> not at all. >> what's your flight number, 113? you'll be fine. it was fun knowing you. >> good luck, guys. >> let's bring in marysol castro right now, talk a little weather here. this is something a former english teacher, could you spell that for us -- >> listen, journalists and english teachers, terrible spellers. great grammarians. good to see you guys. let's take a look at an area of the country that really does not need any more thunderstorms. of course i'm talking about the mid-mississippi and lower mississippi valleys. this is a very slow-moving storm in the last 48 hours. folks there have seen 550 report
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>> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now back over to chris and erica. >> marysol, thanks. >> still to come, the hollywood ripper. we're going to talk to the brother of one victim. >> also ahead, the housing slump. how falling mortgage rates could make a difference. looking for the silver lining. this is "the early show" on cbs. this is "the early show" on cbs. [ female announcer ] can you define radiant skin? glowing. smooth. flawless. [ female announcer ] aveeno positively radiant with active naturals soy now treats all five factors of radiance;
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just a gorgeous picture for you there as we welcome you back on a friday morning. half past the hour. i'm erica hill. good to have you with us on "the early show." >> and i'm chris wragge. it's one of those cities where even cloud cover still looks nice. coming up the family of murder victim tricia pacaccio speaks out. police think she was the first victim of a serial killer called the hollywood ripper. tomorrow night's "48 hours mystery" takes a fascinating look at this case. we'll have a preview. >> also ahead the latest on the slumping housing market.
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home values as we know still sinking. that is slowing down the economic recovery. but there is some good news here. mortgage rates are still very, very low. down again this week. so could it be the right time for you to perhaps refinance or even buy a new home? we'll get you those answers in just a moment. first want to check in with jeff glor who is at the news desk with another look at our top headlines this morning. >> got some swamp land if you're interested. >> oh, yeah, let's talk on the break. >> good morning, everyone at home. the taliban calls it revenge for the killing of osama bin laden. a double suicide bomb attack this morning in northwest pakistan killing at least 80 people. the target was a military training center. the victims were mostly paramilitary recruits, more than 120 people were hurt. here in new york two men are being held without bail charged with conspiracy following an alleged plot to bomb a synagogue. the suspects arraigned yesterday are u.s. citizens of north african descent. they may have also been targeting the empire state building. they were arrested wednesday after allegedly buying weapons from an undercover officer.
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representative ron paul of texas announced his third run for president officially this morning. he ran as a libertarian in 1988 and also ran for the republican nomination in 2008. in alaska, high altitude rescue on north america's highest peak.
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tomorrow night's "48 hours mystery" takes a look at a fascinating and frustrating case. three murders, an alleged serial killer on the run for nearly two decades, and a victim connected to ashton kutcher. >> the murder happened here in the middle of the night. someone jumped out of the bushes and stabbed 18-year-old tricia pacaccio to death. >> i was the one who found her. i woke up and had a cup of coffee and i was going out to my van. when i saw it was her, i dropped the coffee cup. >> i remember just waking up to
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this blood curdling scream of my father. just the second i heard it i knew something was very badly wrong. >> i died right then and there. >> everybody was beside themselves. why would anybody do something like this? >> the friend of the victim's two brothers was our immediate suspect. mike gargiulo is a smart young man and he flat refused to cooperate with the police. he went to california to get out of the scrutiny here in illinois. >> hollywood hills, 2001. a 22-year-old believed to be actor ashton kutcher's girlfriend, is stabbed to death. 2005, a 32-year-old woman is stabbed in her home. 2008, a young woman is woken up by a man attacking her with a knife. >> tricia greatly resembled the other victims here in california. >> at this time no one has been charged in her murder. >> my family's been waiting for justice for tricia's murder for
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17 years. >> what we know today, michael gargiulo may be a serial killer. >> and joining us now is dr. doug pacaccio, tricia's brother. doctor, good morning. >> good morning. >> your sister's murder has gone unsolved for nearly 18 years now. when did it first become evident to you that michael gargiulo was the suspect? >> the cold case detectives came out and visited me when i was in my residency about 2004. and informed me that he was a suspect in a couple of attacks in california, and that they had found his dna at the crime scene of my sister's murder. >> you know, i read reports that there was two sides to this guy. normal mike and there was mad mike. i know they're kind of labeling him as this boy next door thing. but did you ever suspect at all that he was a suspect or that he could be potentially i guess guilty of doing something like this?
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>> i mean, it made sense in hindsight. but at the time, no. i mean, you see the side of this guy. he was a neighborhood kid, grew up, we were all kids together, and he was familiar with the area, familiar with all the families. you just don't look in your own backyard on some of these things because it was such a shock, and the whole episode was so -- such a mystery to everybody in terms of who would want to attack my sister. she was harmless. she had nothing but friends. and when you look in hindsight, you know, it makes sense, because it's such a senseless thing, and clearly michael has done this several times since. so, at the time it was hard to imagine. but, it seems to make sense now. >> take me through the situation. i know there was a point where the two of you were together. and he had asked, if you found out who killed your sister, would you kill him? what were you thinking was going on now, in hindsight, in that situation? >> i thought it was just one of those things that, a piece of
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conversation, that he wouldn't have been the first person to ask me that. i think people try to get inside our heads in terms of what's going through our minds, and how we feel about what happened. and my answer was -- and i don't remember if my answer was, i would, or that i could. but it was an affirmative answer, for sure. and i didn't know at the time that he was maybe testing me. we thought that he was probably or likely going to confess. and when i told him, sure, i would or could, but i'd have to get in line with probably every other guy in my family and who was friends with my sister. and i think he took that as a threat, actually. >> can you figure out why chicago law enforcement has not been able to kind of place this -- the murder of your sister on gargiulo. he's now, i know, going to go on trial in california and could be convicted of other attacks and other killings. how does that make you feel that he may actually not go to jail
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for the murder of your sister? >> we've had the hardest time figuring out why this is happening the way it's happening. they have dna at the scene. he did not have any contact with her, despite the fact that she had contact with all of her classmates that very night on their senior road rally. so why they haven't pursued this, to me, being on the inside, it seems somewhat political. i think that they would maybe have to admit that some mistakes were made and reconcile those mistakes, and at times i think when political careers are involved, it's easier to ignore something that isn't close to them than to actually do the right thing and pursue it. >> well, we thank you for taking the time with us, dr. doug pacaccio. thanks. again, we do thank you for talking with us. and you can see "48 hours mystery," the boy next door, tomorrow night at 10:00, 9:00 central right here on cbs. coming up next here on "the early show," home prices are falling. so are mortgage rates. that combination is making some homes more affordable than they've been in decades. we're going to help you decide
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in this morning's "moneywatch," the housing market. it is on the minds of millions of americans, including nancy logan, who asked president obama about it at this week's cbs news town hall meeting on the economy. >> and my question to you, mr. president, is do you have any plans to help improve the housing market so hard-working americans like myself don't lose our homes? >> this is probably the biggest headwind, along with high gas prices, this is the biggest headwind on the economy right now is the housing market. part of what happened was that the housing market got way overbuilt and a lot of people got way overextended because of the subprime loans. and so there was a housing bubble that popped. and it's just now starting to recover. >> one factor that may help that recovery, mortgage rates. they've now dropped for the fourth straight week. the average rate on a 30-year fixed loan, now just over 4.6%.
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cbs news business and economics correspondent rebecca jarvis is here with more on this. we talk about this a lot when we get numbers on the economy. they seem to be two steps forward, one step back. housing prices were dropping, but the good news is that mortgage rate is dropping. this is really a silver lining. >> it is a silver lining. what happens is when mortgage rates go lower it makes home buying more affordable. when home buying is more affordable, more people are interested in going out and purchasing homes. there are some caveats here, though. that's the fact that obviously the unemployment rate is still 9%. job security in this economy, a lot of people who have jobs are concerned about whether or not those jobs are going to be there. and those are also factors in addition to the purchase price of a home that determine whether or not you're going to actually go out and buy one. >> those are things to keep in mind. again, nice how it can boost the overall economy as you just showed us. so it would be, though, a good time, if you could, to buy a home based on this rate, even though it's not the lowest rate we've seen. >> take a look at what you would actually pay on an average home on a month-to-month basis. right now the average cost of a
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home in america is $169,000. so you take out a loan to buy that home of about $135,000. with a 4.63%, that's the average mortgage rate, your monthly payments are going to be $694.49. compare that payment to what you would pay the average loan for the last 20 years, which is 7%. that would be $898. that is a $203 savings. so basically what you're looking at is when mortgage rates go lower you're going to pay significantly lower amount on your month-to-month mortgage. >> and if you can lock in that loan you'll really be doing yourself a favor. what about folks who already have a home, who may have a higher rate not unlike that 7%. is this a good time to refinance? >> if they have a higher rate on it like that 7%, then yes, it could definitely be a good time to refinance. when you are refinancing, though, you need to consider that there are closing costs. so let's say you refinanced in the last two years and you actually took advantage of some of these lower interest rates.
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maybe you got a 5% interest rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. well now isn't the time necessarily to refinance because you're not going to get that significant of a difference. but if you say, like you said, you have a 7% mortgage rate on your home, then it is certainly something to consider. but you want to obviously think about those closing costs and factor those in to your decision, as well. >> because those can be thousands of dollars. >> absolutely. >> there's always so much focus on the housing market because a lot of people look at this at what really triggered the slump that we're in. where are folks saying the housing market is trending right now? >> well, on a national level, it's still trending down. zillow, for example, as we discussed earlier in the week came out with a report that said they forecast prices to drop another 8% this year. the issue is that real estate is local. and so location does play a factor here. so if you are making that decision right now, at some place in the united states of america think also about the local economy and the location because that will play into your decision, as well. so the overall housing market
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may not come back as quickly as some local housing markets. >> you could be better off where you live. >> you absolutely could. >> rebecca jarvis, thanks. stay with us. we'll be right back. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. and all we need to do is change the way we're thinking about them. a couple decades ago, we didn't even realize just how much natural gas was trapped in rocks thousands of feet below us. technology has made it possible to safely unlock this cleanly burning natural gas. this deposits can provide us with fuel for a hundred years, providing energy security and economic growth all across this country. it just takes somebody having the idea, and that's where the discovery comes from. it just takes somebody having the idea, hey! hey! hey! that's our snack machine. you should try something new. activia parfait crunch! crunchy granola you mix right in to creamy and delicious activia yogurt. mmm! crunchy! and creamy! watch your toes! new activia parfait crunch.
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just ahead this morning you're going to hear more from a woman who's become affectionately known as the pregnant woman at the town hall, karin gallo. she was the woman who spoke up, told the president she's seven months pregnant and she needs a job. she's going to be laid off june 4th. she's going to join us this morning, tell us about the response she's gotten since that. >> great talk between karin, senator mccain. it is the straight talk express here on "the early show" here this morning. got that when we come back. specialists, lots of doctors, lots of advice... and my hands were full. i couldn't sort through it all. with unitedhealthcare, it's different. we have access to great specialists, and our pediatrician gets all the information. everyone works as a team.
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crews in in concor it is 7:55. time for news headlines from cbs 5. crews in concord cleaning up after a large cooking fire. it began at 2 a.m. on edmonton way. it injured a woman and cost $150,000 in damage. one of the season's first wildfires now 80% contained. the metz fire burned more than 600 acres in monterey county since it started east of soledad yesterday afternoon. full containment is expected later today. and the san jose sharks stanley cup run is alive and well. this was just part of the scene downtown last night after the sharks beat the detroit red wings 3-2 in the 7th and deciding game of their play-off series. san jose now moves on to the
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good morning. we're doing well on this friday morning as far as the commute. bay bridge toll plaza metering lights on delays not too bad. not bad heading into san
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francisco. nothing unusual here out of downtown san jose. no major accidents. we are just starting to see slowing now on the nimitz. 880 through oakland, this is within the last 10 minutes. not seeing any reports of any accidents. there may still be a stall up by 23rd and maybe that's what causing those delays there. and we're improving across the stretch of westbound 580 out of the altamont pass. your drive time was about 10 minutes longer than this. about a half hour ago. now it's down to 24 minutes between there and the dublin interchange. with more on your forecast, let's go over to lawrence. >> got some good weather to talk about today but not going to last. enjoy the sunshine while we have it. yeah, looking good right now across most of the bay area, just a couple of patches of fog to start your day, otherwise looking like we are going to have lots of sunshine coming our way throughout the day. temperatures nice this afternoon. 60s and 70s inland, inside the bay 60s and sunshine. at the coast just a couple of patches of fog but the weekend, major changes in the works. the storm clouds gather, could see some rain as early as as saturday night. rain expected on sunday.
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and welcome back to "the early show." top of the hour here friday, may 13th. friday the 13th, 2011. chris wragge along with erica hill here in our new york studio. if that picture doesn't make you sneeze -- >> whoo! >> i don't know what will. and guess what we're going to talk about? every spring allergy sufferers say this is the worst season ever. but this year the experts are backing them up. a lot more pollen and mold out there because of the unusually wet winter we had. we're going to take a look at the best ways to get relief from prevention, treatment and different alternative remedies that exist. >> whoo. hopefully we'll be able to help
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you this morning. also ahead, speaking of health, we've got pretty dramatic honest moment at our town hall meeting with president obama earl remember this week. came from karin gallo. although a lot of people are referring to her as the pregnant lady at the town hall. she told the president she is being laid off in just a few weeks, she's understandably stressed, worried, scared about her future. the president said he'd follow up. this morning, karin's going to tell us exactly what happened. he stuck to his word, how quickly did it happen? what is next for her? we'll check in with karin in just a moment. first jeff glor standing by at the news desk with a check of the headlines on this friday morning. >> karin stole the show. >> she did. >> i mean you were fantastic, as well. >> no, no, no, karin stole the show. she's going to keep stealing the show. >> good morning to everyone. in pakistan this morning, taliban suicide bombers killed at least 80 people in an attack labelled as revenge for the death of osama bin laden. the twin bombings hit a training facility for pakistani paramilitary troops.
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most of the dead were young recruits, at least 120 more were wounded. there is new information this morning on how bin laden was able to communicate to his supporters from his hideout in pakistan, even though he lacked internet access. bin laden, it turns out, would save his messages on a flash drive, a courier would then take the flash drive to an internet cafe and send the information, then wait for a reply. thousands of such messages were recovered, including the names of previously unknown al qaeda operatives. four missiles hit at the afghan border. defense secretary robert gates talk about the difficult decision to launch that strike. i worked for a lot of these
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guys. this is one of the most courageous calls. for the uncertainty, the consequences of it going bad, the risks of the lives of the americans involved. it was a very gutsy call. you could see it in his face in the photograph. what was it like being near him? >> there wasn't a lot of conversation by anybody in the room. >> you can see more of that interview on this week's "60 minutes" sunday on cbs. customers who use debit cards at michael's craft stores are being warned this morning they might be vulnerable to fraud. the company says 90 keypads used to enter p.i.n. numbers were tampered with. stores in 20 different states
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were affected. michaels is replacing more than 7,000 pin pads across the country. 74-year-old actress mary tyler moore is prepared to undergo surgery to remove a brain tumor this morning. moore's spokeswoman would not say where or exactly when the operation will take place but says this type of tumor is usually benign. >> spiderman is back on broadway. stuntman chris cherney is back. and multiple reports say that actor ashton kutcher will replace charlie sheen on the series "two and a half men." kutcher tweeted his own, what seems like fairly definitive clue last night asking what's the square root of 6.25. if you do the math, the answer, yes, is 2.5. 8:04 right now. back over to erica. >> that's what you were doing this morning. >> it took me forever to figure that out. >> but you did it. jeff, thanks. during this week's cbs news town hall on the economy with
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president obama, karin gallo, a national zoo employee, seven months pregnant, and about to be laid off, asked mr. obama what he would do if he were her. well, here's his answer. >> the truth of the matter is our biggest problem when it comes to jobs right now is not in the private sector. we've been creating a lot of private sector jobs. the reason the unemployment rate is still as high as it is, in part, is because of the huge layoffs of government workers. at the federal level, at the state level, at the local level. >> now the president didn't exactly say what he would do if he were in karin's case. the conversation didn't end there because the president said maybe we can have a conversation afterwards. karin gallo joins us now to tell us what happened after that moment. great to have you back with us, karin. we wrapped that up around a little after 3:00 in the afternoon. how quickly did you hear from someone at the white house? >> well, i heard from someone yesterday morning. very early. the deputy chief of staff called me. but she did tell me right away that she had my information by 5:00, given to her by the president.
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and so -- and she said she didn't want to call me after hours. i actually didn't get home until later, by the time i got home, so it was good i didn't miss the call. but we did talk, and it was pretty amazing that -- just to get a call from the deputy chief of staff. at the white house. >> and heading into this town hall, would you have ever thought this would be the outcome, that the president would say to you, hey, we'll talk afterwards and you'd actually have a follow-up? >> i didn't think it would go that far. i wasn't even sure if my question would get on. you know, i spoke with people next to me, and they had good questions, too. i totally lucked out that i was one of the first ones to get through. and make an impression, apparently. >> you did make an impression. not just on the president. we've had a great response, actually, to you and your question. so what did you hear from the white house? is this moving forward at all? >> well, the deputy chief of staff, which is amazing, very down to earth, she -- she
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listened to me. one of the first things she said is, you know, i got your information from the president. how are you? and how can i help you? and it was just amazing to hear the outreach. and so then from there we talked a little bit. we had a really great conversation for a good ten minutes, about what happened, what i'm looking for, what my background is. i work in the field of public relations. i'm a public affairs specialist. so i have -- i'm no spring chicken. i have many years of experience. so, we talked about my experience, we talked about what i'd like to do. and she just said, you know, we'll get on this. so i sent her my resume and she told me several people were already working on it within the administration. and they're going to see what's out there. >> so you think that in an interview or even possibly a job could come out of this? >> it could. you know, and i know they're looking within the government. and they have connections outside of the government. so, one of the other amazing
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things that happened to me late last night was the presidential personnel office called me, and would like me to come in on monday, just for informational interview. so they can get to know who i am, other than your wonderful news clips and things people are saying. but they wanted to get to know me, and more than what my resume might say. >> you know, you have a really great story. you and i talked for a long time yesterday afternoon. as you mentioned, you're 43, this is your first baby. it's a high risk pregnancy. you and your husband are building a home, trying to get yourself into a better school system. something good is going to come out of this for you. a lot of people at home may watch and say what's the take away for me? how can i make my situation better? do you have any advice for them? >> well, you know, when this all happened to me, i never once thought there was no light at the end of the tunnel. i definitely thought there was going to be something on the other end. it's hard to go into an interview and obviously look like you're not ready for that job. when there's an opening, they want you now. but i always -- i always just
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kept the faith that something was going to happen, that there was going to be an opportunity. i completely lucked out that the opportunity was so huge for me. but i guess, you know, i speak for a lot of americans that are out of work and frustrated, and i just have to say, you know, keep the faith, and know that there is something at the end of the tunnel. it you know, again, this is a great opportunity for me. i love everything that's happening to me. i am blessed, i'm grateful, and i'm humbled by this. but you know, i don't have anything yet. and i think something great will happen, just because i think something great will happen whether i met president obama or not. i have a good resume and i'm hoping that my faith and my aspirations work out. >> well, and you have a great attitude and you also have a great event coming up later this summer. we wish you the best of luck, not only with the job search but with your growing family. keep us posted on both, please. >> thank you so much. thank you cbs. >> it's been such a pleasure, karin, thanks. marysol castro is standing by with another check of your
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weather on this friday morning. >> good morning, erica, to you. good morning, everyone at home. the white house will now get flooded with resumes to be certain. we'll take a look at the national high
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in this morning's "healthwatch," spring allergies. and this is one of the worst years on record, especially if you're one of the 35 million americans who get itchy eyes and clogged noses when the pollen count goes way up. medical correspondent dr. jennifer ashton is here to help this morning. >> good morning, chris. i'm one of them. >> you and me both. the last couple of weeks has been terrible. especially when you've got central park right there. >> yep. >> doctors, people have just been saying that this is the worst allergy season. seems like they say that every year. >> they are saying that this year and to some extent there are some theories out there. when you have a very wet winter, as we did in a lot of parts of the country, a lot of snow, a lot of precipitation, and then it's followed by a dry spring, typically it's a perfect storm of sorts for there to be a lot of particulate matter, pollen hanging around in the air. and once that gets into contact with anyone who may be allergic, you have really a recipe for disaster. when you have a wet spring, the rain tends to kind of wash that
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down, keep it out of the air, and all you have to do is look at a windshield of a car, see that it's coated with that green fine pollen, to see exactly what's circulating in the air. >> if you watch any local newscasts in certain areas you seed pie chart, the graphs, it's like pollen count is up here. >> extremely high. >> where are some of the worst cities where it's been really, really bad. >> actually there's a national association, the asthma and allergy foundation which actually tracks this. if you look at a map of the country it really is centered this year in the south and southeast. leading the pack is knoxville, tennessee, followed by louisville, kentucky, charlotte, north carolina, then jackson, mississippi. and chattanooga, tennessee, all reporting very, very high allergy medications or prescriptions per patient. that's how they actually get a measure of this. but really anywhere in the country people are suffering. >> in terms of relief, what do you recommend? what are doctors recommending? >> there's a couple levels that you think about this. first of all if it's severe, yes, you have to go to a doctor and go the medication and
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prescription route. but there's a lot of things you can do on your own just starting with reducing your exposure. obviously you want to wash your hair and clothing well. those are the things that come into contact with this pollen just when we step outside. keep your pets groomed well, because, again, it can land on their hair. keep your windows and doors closed as much as possible with that air conditioning on. that will keep your home environment relatively pure. and lastly, when you do go outside, shield your eyes, sunglasses, so that it doesn't directly get into your eyes. >> so if you're running or on a bike? >> absolutely. >> now for more allergy help let's join erica. >> take a look at some natural alternatives to treat your al injury jis. here to help us is dr. vincent pedre. good to have you with us this morning. >> great to be here. >> a lot of people don't like to take a more medical approach. this is a nice break for them. it's interesting though, you have five tips. the first one is honey. >> yeah, exactly. not just any honey. but local honey. we have here honey from pennsylvania, and even honey from the happenens. so you want to get honey that's
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local to your region. and we think that as the bees forage for honey, they gather pollen grains and the pollen ends up in the honey, so as you take a spoonful of honey you're being engs posed to low amounts of the pollen and it reduces your reaction to it. now, you want to do a spoonful of honey starting one month before allergy season starts. >> okay. >> and never give honey to an infant less than 12 months old. >> because it has obviously -- you just eat a spoonful of honey. >> just like that. >> helps the medicine go down. forget the sugar. we've got the honey. up next, vitamin "c." a lot of people turn to vitamin "c" for colds. >> yes, we all know vitamin "c" is a powerful antioxidant. here we have a combination of products with quercetin. together they work together with the mass cells that release histamine. it calls the itchy eyes, watery eyes. so you take this every four hours when your symptoms come on and it can prevent the release
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of histamines. reduces your symptoms. this one has a little bit of what we're going to talk about next. >> that is the stinging netle. i'm not going to touch the plant. you warned me. don't worry, it really will sting you. but as a tea it can actually help. >> this is an example where the poison is the remedy. so the leaves contain little hypodermic hairs that will release histamines into your skin. >> hmm. >> but taken internally, it will actually reduce your body's production of histamine, and also it's an anti-inflammatory. >> i love all these great little tips. also this one you say works immediately. a little steaming but with essential oils. >> so we've got a pot of boiling water here. >> yes. >> and you can smell the eucalyptus oil. really open up your sinuses. you put a few drops eucalyptus oil, maybe one or two drops of tea tree oil and a drop or two of rosemary. you can even use oregano oil. these have anti-microbial
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properties. put the towel over your head and it will open your sinuses and that can last for an hour or two. >> i know you also recommend acupuncture for your face, cutting out on dairy products. we're going to list all of these. dr. vincent pedre thank you so much for coming in this morning. for more of these remedies logon to stay with us. we'll be right back with more. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. >> "cbs healthwatch" sponsored by novolog flexpen. ask your doctor about the benefits of novolog flexpen today. who use flexpen. flexpen comes pre-filled with the insulin i take and i can dial the exact dose of insulin i need. i live my life on the go and need an on-the-go insulin. i don't need to carry a cooler with flexpen. novolog is a fast-acting, man-made insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes. do not inject novolog if you do not plan to eat within 5 to 10 minutes after injection to avoid low blood sugar. tell your healthcare provider about all medicines you take
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norman wielsch denies running a brothel in pleasant hill. he's facing charges for selling the learned a woman busted for prostitution.. by a disgraced bay area drug co good morning. time for news headlines. cbs 5 has learned a woman busted for prostitution by a disgraced bay area drug cop allegedly went to work for him. norman wielsch denies running a brothel in pleasant hill. he is facing charges for selling drugs confiscated by his officers under his command. about an hour from now the man arrested at sfo for trying to storm the cockpit of a plane will be back in court. rageh al-murisi has a hearing to determine if he will remain in federal custody. he was denied bail on tuesday. and taking back the streets in oakland, mayor jean quan plans to march against prostitution this evening. police chief anthony batts is also expected along with people from several community organizations. traffic and weather coming
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light friday light commute into san francisco. this accident just coming into our newsroom, northbound 101 at shoreline. sounds like one lane is blocked and you can see that we are actually seeing slow traffic from highway 237. that is your traffic. lawrence has the forecast. >> we are going to see lots of sunshine around the bay area, good start in the valleys and even inside the bay looking good as we are going to see plenty of sunshine all day long. blue skies, enjoy it, we have major changes on the weekend. high pressure holding on for at least this last day. cool at the coast, 50s and 60s, breezy and patchy fog along the san mateo county coastline. you have 60s and sunshine inside the bay and lots of 60s even 70s in some of the interior valleys but the weekend we have some major changes coming as high pressure gets out of the way and guess what, it is a return to some wintry weather. clouds begin pouring into our skies on saturday. by saturday night, a chance of rain in the bay area, rain likely into sunday. ,,,,,,,,,,
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you know what we should be singing today? friday the 13th. >> you've got a flight today, too. >> thanks for reminding me. >> the bermuda >> i think if i talk about it enough i'll be safe. >> you'll be fine. don't worry.
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welcome back to "the early show" on friday the 13th. just ahead, a lot of people have really embraced these sneakers which claim they're going to tone you up as you walk. all you have to do is walk. sketchers getting a lot of attention for theirs. they're call them shape-ups. now that company is running ads on nickelodeon and cartoon network pitching that shoe to young girls. they're in sizes that fit 7 to 12-year-olds. a lot of parents up in arms about this. some critics say it makes children more body conscious than they already are, which many people will say is already too body conscious. we're going to take a closer look at the shoes. again what the ads are really doing. what you can do as a parent, what you say to your kids. >> go play kickball. >> yeah. that never hurt anyone. >> friday the 13th. >> also coming up, president obama got a lot of questions about jobs in our town hall meeting this week. coming up we're going to point you to some of the jobs and the best jobs available right now. that's whether you're about to finish college or switching to a
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new field after many years. this is for everybody from the graduates to baby boomers to people currently out of work. we've got some solutions for you. >> also coming up this morning it can be hard to look at will ferrell at times without just laughing. which is one of the reasons why -- there he is. yesterday he was named this year's winner of the mark twain prize for american humor. but will ferrell actually kind of a darker, more serious role that he took on in his latest movie called "everything must go." we're going to talk to will ferrell in a few minutes. that's why he looks so serious. he's getting ready. >> real serious. it's not pretend serious. >> good movie, though. it is actually a really different turn for him. very good. yeah, serious. >> i heart will ferrell. >> we're still going to get into some of that acronym some. >> we're going to santiago next. >> marysol castro standing by with another check of the weather. >> i'm standing by to stand by. good morning, everyone at home. we'll take a look at your national forecast for this friday the 13th. i'm going to run with that joke until 9:01.
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isolated thunderstorms and scattered showers in the northern rockies. otherwise it's pretty nice in the pacific northwest. the desert southwest and the central rockies also very nice. thunderstorms in an area that just doesn't need it the
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now over to chris. >> marysol, thank you very much. as we heard earlier much of the talk in our cbs news town hall meeting on the economy focused on jobs. president obama was asked what could be done now to lower the 9% unemployment rate. >> i think the key is to recognize that some of the jobs that left aren't going to be coming back. but we've got to be creating new industries, and new jobs here in america. what we've got to be doing is looking at what are the jobs that are going to be there 20 years from now, 30 years there now, whether it's in biotech, whether it's in clean energy, whether it's in energy efficiency, and make sure that we're funneling basic research dollars there. that's where a lot of these new jobs are going to be coming from. >> well, so far this year the number of new jobs created is
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rising. but where are the best jobs? whether you're just starting out or moving to a new career. joining us now is gary burnison, ceo of korn/ferry international, the world's biggest executive recruit firm and also the author of "the new york times" best-seller, "no fear of failure." gary, good morning. >> good morning. >> good to see you this morning. so the president mentioned in the town hall meeting that a lot of jobs have left america, and they're not just coming back. so people need to decreeite and need to kind of find new employment in some new industries out there. what do you think of some of those emerging markets. what should people be pinpointing? >> think about the next five years, 20% of the economy is going to be in health care. so health care, would be a great place. energy. we're not going to be dependent on other countries for energy. clean technology. you know, green jobs. those are places that people can look. >> as far as the numbers that we've seen, private sector jobs added 268,000 jobs in april. that's the largest jump since '06. as far as the top job markets around the country, what are some cities? what are some areas where people can find more jobs than in other areas? >> you have to go to where the
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jobs are. washington, d.c. is a great place. president obama talked about the government sector, and jobs being eliminated. well, they're actually being outsourced. so that would be a place to look. silicon valley. with all of the i-innovation, right? that's a great place. you know, 250,000 postings right now in silicon valley. baltimore, charlotte, there's good places across the country to get a job. >> in san francisco another region. >> absolutely. >> there are some areas you just have to do a little research. you have to go out and find where the jobs are. they're not just going to come to you. i think that's what we've been saying universally to people all across the board. let's talk about college graduates now. you've got kids that are getting close to getting out of school. they've got those student loan payments they have to deal with. about to hit the streets and wondering, okay, where should i go? i know you mentioned green jobs and some other ideas before as far as emerging markets. what about for college kids? >> i've got five kids. >> you know this firsthand. >> i know this very firsthand. yeah. look, the first job may not be your dream job. you're going to have to be flexible.
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but it's probably less partying, as i told stephanie my daughter. more internships. you know, you've got to have your eyes wide open. so look around. you know, look at places like accounting. look in sales. look at marketing. look in technology. >> you say if you're a good people person, why not? i mean sales is definitely a good field. but you've got technology, social media, green jobs like we mentioned, nursing, the health care industry continues to do very well. sales and engineering. and more jobs for grads. you've got marketing, like we said, health care accounting. and manufacturing. so there are a lot of opportunities out there. >> there are. you just have to be -- your eyes have to be open. you have to go out and find them. >> let's talk about workers who've been laid off. what do they do with their time right now? how do they get back in the workforce? >> well, it's tough. i've been laid off and i know what it's like. but you can't shut in. you can't let yourself atrophy. you've got to be open. you've got to get out there. you've got to network for sure. >> you say one of the things -- a couple of things you should do, look in to freelance opportunities. volunteering.
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is another way to do it. and also working part-time. give me a little something behind each one of these -- these points you made here. >> like my son's baseball team that i coach. there's five dads that are out of work. you know, so i was talking to bill and he was in his house and he wasn't doing much. but what did he do? he was in real estate and he was in sales. so he said, okay, how can you transport that to something else? so he got in the insurance business. so now he's, you know, selling insurance. that's what you need to do. you need to think about the skills you have, and the industries that are growing, and the companies that are actually growing in your community, and network, network, network. >> if you do freelance, if you do volunteer, it could lead to a permanent job and you just want to keep your foot in the door so to speak. >> no question about it. >> let's talk about baby boomers right now. a lot of people are being forced to now kind of put off retirement for a few years. and it's not the easiest age to go out and find work. what would you recommend for baby boomers out there that are currently unemployed? >> put your experience to work. absolutely need to do that.
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you've got great experience. and use it. use those skills. >> so -- places you could go. universities. right? nonfor profits would be a good place. consulting. nursing. if you happen to have those skills. those would all be, you know, right fields today. >> and jobs can be difficult to come by in this economy, we know. and a lot of people, they find themselves stuck in kind of dead-end jobs. they're not really happy with what they're doing. one of the things you say and a lot of people say it's always easier to go get a job when you have a job. >> absolutely. >> what would you recommend for people who are not happy in their current position? >> well, it's like the story of two construction workers. you know, one guy is eating a peanut butter sandwich and the guy says why are you eating that? well, my wife makes it every day. if you don't like the sandwich, make it yourself. you know, that's the time to get a job is when you've got a job. you have to go out and notework. noteworking is a contact sport. so upgrade the skills that you have. if you're in a clerical position, then learn new technologies. learn social media. >> just got to get out there and do it. >> just got to get out there and
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do it. gary, thanks. good to see you this morning. now here's erica. >> chris, thanks. sketchers shapeups are pretty popular shoes for women. they claim to tone up your legs and some other areas. now the shoes are being marketed to girls as young as 7 years old. and parents and child advocates are upset over that. joining us this morning, child psychologist and "early" show contributor dr. jennifer hartstein and melissa henson of the parents television council. good to have both of you with us this morning. >> good morning. >> we have the shoes here. first i want people to see the commercial. because this is really what has sort of ignited the fire. let's take a quick look at that. ♪ sketchers shape up every single girl wants ♪ ♪ sketchers we've got the height we've got the bounce ♪ ♪ looking good and having fun >> she's looking good and having fun. she's got the height. she's got the bounce. what was it about that commercial that when you saw it made you sit back for a minute and say, hold on here? >> i think the commercial in particular is really emphasizing
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all the wrong things. if they're claiming that these shoes are to promote physical fitness, to promote health, then the message that they're communicating with the commercial is it's important to be popular. it's important to look tall, to look thin, to look attractive, to be popular. you know the girls in this commercial, for example, don't look like 7-year-old children. they look like teenagers. they're already developed. and so it's really aging girls up, i think. >> and in fact, when you look at this as a child psychologist, what jumped out to you? >> well, these messages are the messages that these girls are getting bombarded with all the time. it's another example of that. and unfortunately, they don't know how to decipher the message. so they're getting this message you want to look like a 14-year-old when you're 7. and now 14-year-olds are looking like 21-year-olds. it's this really tough message that's being passed along. and we're not focusing on the fitness part, we're focusing on the attractive part and we want to get back to the fitness and healthy part. >> here's what sketchers had to say about it. quote, american children are more sedentary now than at any time in our history.
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shapup's intended purpose is to promote exercise and fitness which should be viewed as a positive message for kids to get up and get moving. >> we do want our kids to move more obviously. >> some people say, okay, maybe you have a problem with it. just don't buy the shoes. >> if only. >> you know, if it was only about the physical fitness aspect then why don't we see similar products on the market for young boys? we don't. so really what we're seeing is another product that is sexualizing young girls. and this is an epidemic in this country. just a couple months ago there was a controversy over padded bikini push-up bikini top for girls that was being sold by abercrombie and fitch. we've seen sexualized clothing targeted to teens and now it's getting younger and younger and younger and i find that alarming. >> i think the message gets lost. again, you know, it's healthy. why aren't we saying that? we're saying, it makes me look good. that's not the same message. >> what do you do as a parent? obviously, you're the parent, you make the decision on what you buy for your kids. you can say to your daughter,
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even if she asks for it, no, we're not buying these shoes. then how do you follow up? how do you have that conversation so the message isn't lost? >> i think you as a parent first need to recognize that the message is in there. and understand what the message is yourself. sometimes parents go, it's no big deal. who cares. and so you the parent need to be educated on what the message is so you can go and sit down with your daughter and say hey, this is this commercial, what do you think about it? we want you to be healthy and smart, let's make healthy choices in our house. rather than only buy things because it makes us look good and set on example for them as their parent. also, that we know that kids are going to follow your example. >> is that hard to do sometimes as a parent, though, to have that discussion? >> yeah, absolutely. but you know, we're not there to be popular. they're there to set limits, to provide guidance for our children. and so it's important that we provide good role models, as well. you know, if your daughter sees you obsessively worrying about, am i too fat? i don't like this bulge here, i don't like this wrinkle here. those are the messages your daughter is going to pick up, as well.
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and they're also going to start to think that -- >> i was going to say, even a son could pick up. >> absolutely. it really isn't only for one. we know that eating disorders are on the rise in children of both sexes. and really, focused on the body is on the rise in both sexes. so we want to focus on the fact that that message needs to be trained for and taught to our girls, to our boys. it helps boys learn respect for girls. girls respect for boys, all that stuff. >> great conversation to have. melissa henson, dr. jennifer hartstein, thanks. now here's chris. >> for more than a decade will ferrell has been the go-to guy for block buster comedies like anchorman, elf, talladega nights. his latest movie is very different. >> good to see you, chris. >> you said fiction was definitely a different term from you for what people expect from you. this is down that line of a very different kind of movie. for the folks at home explain what kind of role this was. >> yeah, this is, you know, definitely a unique thing for me to get to do. it's basically the story of a
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guy who's, you know, finds out in one day that he's fired from his job, after 13, 15 years. comes home, finds out his wife has left him, he's locked out of his house and all of his personal possessions are thrown on his front lawn. basically, his life is turned upside down, and instead of kind of fleeing the situation, he decides to essentially live on this front lawn. >> fully embrace it? >> yes. >> and in the process of that, he has -- he has a yard sale, thus the title "everything must go" and kind of figures out his life in the process. >> what was it about this role that kind of attracted you to this. this was shot in ten days, all done in arizona, no special effects. >> right. i haven't done a ton of independent movies, so i was attracted to that. i thought it was such a unique premise, and it was -- it was an
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opportunity for me to get to do something very real, you know, it's a character that's extremely relatable to everyone. a lot of people -- >> it's funny because i went into watching this movie not really knowing what it was about, rather and there was times where i wanted to laugh but i wasn't sure if i did laugh and then i did laugh. then i felt guilty for laughing. but there are some moments that are sort of organically funny in the movie. not laugh out loud hysterics but you can see the humor. >> it's a very -- a very subtle comedy. at the same time, it's -- it's, you know, there's a lot of dramatic moments. and that's what i love about it. it's just -- it's just a real story and like real life, there's times when you cry, and times when you laugh. and it kind of encompasses all that. >> you strike up this relationship with one of the neighborhood kids. we've got a clip we want to show you real quick. we'll take after we see it. >> want to come work for me? >> what kind of work? >> make some signs. maybe sell a couple things. >> what are you offering?
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>> discussing salary and responsibility up front. smart. very smart. i'm thinking four bucks an hour. >> okay. >> if i have to leave, you stay here, watch my stuff. act tough. feed you. give you bathroom and cigarette breaks as required by state law. >> i don't smoke. >> good. >> that's some of that humor that's built in there. >> yeah. >> that young man, talk about doing a nice job. i didn't realize until after the fact that was the rapper biggie small, notorious b.i.g., that's his son christopher. >> yeah, c.j. wallace. we had to audition a bunch of kids for that part and he's kind of -- he's the neighborhood kid who doesn't have anything to do and kind of befriends me, and he's -- he's an excellent actor. and did such a great job. >> do you have a newfound appreciation for pabst blue ribbon? i don't think there's a scene i can remember where you didn't have one in your hand. >> i drink a fair amount of pbr in the film. and it's a terrible beer.
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>> it is not good. but it lends itself to this character. and what you're going through, it was probably the perfect brand. how is the family? i know the kids are growing up day by day. >> yeah, everyone's good. we've got magnus is seven, mattias is 4 and axel is 15 months old. >> do they have an understanding of what you do for a living? i mean, are you -- >> the oldest one finally revealed to me that he said, i know what you do. you're in movies. and i said, are you okay with that? yeah, i'm fine with it. so, i guess that's approval. >> i think a lot of people, especially in our line of work, because anchorman is probably one of the most quoted movies of anybody that's in the news business. >> right. >> so we constantly wonder will there be a sequel? there's rumors that there will be and it's off the table. >> that's a good word there. we are trying to achieve that. yes, we're trying to get that done. >> yes? >> so, fingers crossed. >> a whole new generation of news anchors out there both male and female coming into the business. they need something to look up to.
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>> absolutely. >> good to see you here this morning. >> thank you very much for everything. >> we'll be right back. this is "the early show" on cbs. this is "the early show" on cbs. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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i'm sorry. >> marysol castro -- >> caught red-handed. >> breakfast of champions. >> still on the table. >> do as i say, not as i do. >> there you go. >> we showed our cbs town hall with president obama in the second hour of the "early" shy. you didn't see everything that happened at the newseum in or
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anything? for at least another ten minutes. >> all right. >> so everybody was pulling out the cameras, they said keep your cameras down, when we're doing this, there's going to be one break when we let everybody. as soon as harry said take out those cameras, it was like the paparazzi. >> i'm surprised they were allowed to bring the cameras in. >> i thought the same thing. but they didn't. >> i have to say, though, in the commercial break, that's where the gold happens. it's nice to see that the president -- >> that's where the twizzlers come from. >> he has a good sense of humor.
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investigation in good morning, it's 8:55. i'm frank mallicoat with your cbs 5 headlines. a house fire under investigation in the east bay. the single-alarm fire in concord started around 2 a.m. paramedics transported a woman to the who. the fire caused about $150,000 in damages. the woman was transported to the hospital. governor jerry brown has taken a major step to slash the california budget deficit. he wants to eliminate the california unemployment appeals board. it's been criticized for providing high paying jobs to lawmakers who have exhausted their terms. state budget will be released on monday. and get ready to race! today san francisco mayor ed lee kicks off 1900th bay to breakers race -- the 100th bay to breakers breakers with a news conference at 11:00.
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bart was having technical issues and now there are residual 10-minute delays systemwide. starting to recover though. ace train on schedule. muni, caltrain, no delay on this friday morning. speaking of friday, it is friday light right now out of the altamont pass. only 17 minutes to the dublin interchange. this is one of our slow spots, the nimitz, 880 through oakland, earlier stall by 23rd and it's been a heavy slow commute since then. here's lawrence with the forecast. >> weather looking good so far. we have lots of sunshine showing up outside. couple of patches of fog coastside but looking good as we are going to see mostly sunny skies around the bay area today. temperatures going to be very similar to yesterday so enjoy that. we have another nice one coming your way. 60s and 70s inland, lots of 60s in the bay, 50s and 60s, breezy at the coast. now the weekend major changes are coming as we'll see a lot of clouds moving into the skies on saturday. chance of some showers by
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