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before back in 1994. >> he is going to be wrong again, i got news for ya. >> that meanings we are going to see you on monday! company condition >> caption colorado, llc good morning. border batt. good morning. border battle. president obama prepares to meet with israel's prime minister, who says the president's new peace plan is unacceptable. >> we believe the borders of israel and palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps. >> live at the white house. for reaction to mr. obama's controversial middle east speech and a look ahead. house arrest, former imf chief, dominique strauss-kahn expected to get out of jail today after a judge sets bail in a sexual assault case. why his release is now being compared to bernie madoff? >>? doping charges, lance armstrong's former teammate tells 60 minutes he saw the
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seven-time tour de france winner. 4:00. good morning to you on this friday. we officially made it. i'm erica hill. once again, good morning, i'm chris wragge. we have an amazing story. we are going to look at a new therapy that could change everything doctors ever believed about spinal cord injuries when a doctor tried it out on this paralyzed man. this is rob. he can stand up three days later now. he can even walk. rob and his doctor will be here to explain why this procedure is so revolutionary. an incredible team. first, we want to talk about the president's speech. president obama meets today with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. that meeting comes on a heels of
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a demand to get israel and the palestinians back to the peace negotiating table. bill plante joins us this morning with more. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. the atmosphere today for that meeting may be a bit chilly. the president was very critical yesterday of both palestine and israel saying that the world is tired of the endless peace process that never produces results. mr. obama called for a resumption of talks and for the first time, he put an explicit u.s. approval on a key palestinian demand. >> we believe the borders of israel and palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps. so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states. >> reporter: that would mean israeli troops would withdraw to the borders that existed in 1967 before israel took over all of jerusalem and the west bank.
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prime minister netanyahu immediately rejected any deal that would mean giving up the territory gained in 1967. israel would likely retain its largest settlements in a final agreement. mr. obama may hope by taking this position palestinians won't seek recognition at the united nations this fall. >> symbolic actions to isolate israel in september won't create and independent state and palestinians will never realize their independence by denying israel's right to exist. >> reporter: prime minister netanyahu said that a palestinian state based on the 1967 borders would leave israel indefensible. >> reporter: to drive the point home. the israelis announced they plan to build 1600 new housing units in east jerusalems. that along with the president's demand are both part of what is intended to be a negotiation. we will see how it goes. >> joining us here in the studio, former ais is stant secretary of state, jamie rubin,
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now executive editor of the bloomberg view. good to have you with us. >> good morning. >> some ways, was this speech admission that the influence of the united states in this process and the region may not be as great as it once was? >> i think that is certainly true. not only in terms of what's happening in the arab spring at the u.s. role marginal. president obama has less clout in israel than previous presidents. that's partly a function of his willingness in the past to put to the is raeli government his differences on settlements which is what the israeli government is complaining about. to the extent that the israelis respond to president obama's urging that they get serious about the negotiations, this could have a positive effect. right now, it is turned into a real diplomatic flap. >> it has. the big test is going to be
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today. prime minister benjamin netanyahu coming to meet with the president. he called this indefensible, the ideas president obama layid out. take us inside that meeting. what is it going to be like between these two men? i think prime minister net net who is very well known for gamemanship has chosen to play up this difference. the white house didn't intend this as a major policy shift. previous presidents have talked about a settlement being based on the 1967 line. >> this is the first official statement? >> the difference was they didn't include a few words the israelis care about. the words they wanted to see was reflecting new realities. since 1967, israeli settlements have built up around jerusalem. president bush referred also to the 1967 borders but he had the phrases, reflecting new
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realities. a lot of what you are going is to see is prime minister saying i had the letter from the previous president to my predecessor. that still holds. why are you changing it? they will get back and forth. my guess is by the end of the next 24 hours, they will have some new words similar to reflecting new realities. maybe some words like, that conditions have changed. then, prime minister netanyahu can go home and say, i talked us back from the cliff. >> obviously, it would tough for him politically to give an inch. >> absolutely. unfortunately, this is unfortunate for everybody, i think, because president obama doesn't have the huge popularity in israel that perhaps president bush had, it is easier for prime minister netanyahu to have a fight with him. previous american presidents, the prime minister didn't want to have a fight because it could hurt them politically.
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when president clinton had a fight with prime minister netanyahu, a decade ago, netanyahu was thrown out of office and ehud barack was put in. >> interesting to see what comes out of the meeting. always good to have you with us. many thanks. >> nice to see you too. now, here is chris. >> thank you, erica. >> sg dominique strauss-kahn is going from a jail cell to house arrest after a judge ordered him released on bail. cbs news correspondent, michelle miller outside rikers island jail with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, chris. a grand jerry indicted dominique strauss-kahn on sexual charges yesterday. you mentioned he will be out on bail sometime this morning. though that will happen, he won't be able to go much further in his manhattan apartment. dominique strauss-kahn smiled at his wife and daughter as he entered a manhattan courtroom
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thursday. the former imf chief had just been indicted on seven counts including attempted rape and sexual assault stemming from an incident involving a 32-year-old hotel maid, charges that could carry a 25-year-old prison sentence. strauss-kahn is a flight risk. they argued. >> we have a man by whom his own conduct in this case has shown a propensity for impulsive criminal conduct. >> reporter: the defense countered that their client is determined to fight these allegations. >> the prospect of mr. strauss-kahn teleporting himself to france and living there as a fugitive is ludicrous. >> reporter: the judge sided with the defense. >> i have considered all of this and i have decided that i will grant a bail. >> reporter: the price for freedom was a hefty one. he paid $1 million in cash for bail and put up an additional $5
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mm bond. he will also have to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet and will remain under guard in 24-hour house arrest in a manhattan apartment. like bernie madoff, he must pay for his own private security. >> the fact that bail was granted is not necessarily a victory for the defense. the terms of bail are so onerous this indicates the judge wants to be sure that strauss-kahn is going to appear for trial and there is serious evidence that is giving this judge some pause. >> reporter: strauss-kahn should be processed and released from rikers island later today. his wife has rented an apartment somewhere in manhattan and he will be back in court on june 6th. chris? >> cbc's michelle miller outside of rikers island jail for us. thank you. want to get a look at some of the other headlines. jeff glor standing by at the news desk with that check. good friday morning to you. a u.s. consulate convoy was hit by a car bomb in pakistan this morning, what is believed to be the first attack on westerners
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since the raid that killed osama bin laden. two americans suffered minor injuries. one pakistani civilians were killed and ten others hurt. the taliban claimed responsibility. the president of tepco, the utility company behind the nuclear crisis in japan resigned this morning. he stepped down after reporting the biggest financial losses in the company's history. the earthquake and tsunami on march 11th triggered a leak of radiation at the plant run by tepco. they blamed a west virginia vary coal company that killed 29 miners. they say that massey energy ignored basic safety practices and allowed explosive dust to accumulate and blamed state and federal regulators for not enforcing laos. a qantas airline jet suffered engine trouble this morning. the boeing 747 400 landed safely
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after the pilot shut down one of the four roils rolls royce engines. in south africa, two trains collided leaving month are than 600 people hurt there, mostly broken bones and bruises. that happened during rush-hour. gabrielle giffords continues her recovery this morning. doctors say she is doing very well. on wednesday, surgeons replaced a section of her skull. that means she no longer had to wear a protective helmet that she dislike. >> if someone wrote 5-17-11 on the top of the helmet as the final date, that's it. so it was an exciting week for her. she has been looking forward to this for a while. >> giffords' doctors continue to say her recovery from the shooting is, quote, almost miraculous. giffords' astronaut husband, mark kelly is in orbit this morning. today's space walk was cut short because a carbon dioxide center wasn't working. finally, talk about your
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multi-tasking mom. tiffany good win gloved this foul ball with a big reach at the richmond flying squirrels game. that is eight-month-old jerry in her right arm as she is catching the ball with the other arm. it wasn't her first catch. she snagged a line drive as well last week. >> tiffany. 12 minutes past the hour. over to chris. >> that's why you bring a glove to a baseball game. thank you very much. now, to the latest doping charges against cyclone legend, lance armstrong. this time, his accuser is someone very close to him. we have the details this morning with armen. >> very, very, very close. it is hardly a stretch to call lance armstrong an american hero, seven-time tour de france championship, cancer survivor, inspiration for millions. now, he faces another challenge to that iconic image in the form of "60 minutes." >> armstrong wins the tour de france. >> for all his heroics, lance
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armstrong has never been able to shake the shadow in his live strong, larger than life success was powered by the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs. >> i have never doped. i can say it again but i have said it for seven years. it doesn't help. >> now, armstrong is set to hear the charges again, this time on "60 minutes" this sunday when one of armstrong's closest teammates, tyler hamilton, detail his alleged history of doping that corresponded. >> hamilton told us that armstrong was doping the very first time he won the tour. one of the drugs was called epo which boosts production of red blood cells to enhance endurance. >> he was using epo in the tour de france in 1999? >> correct. >> he was using epo in the tour de france in 2000? >> he used it before to prepare for the tour. >> what about the tour in 2001? >> he used it to prepare for the tour. i can't say he used it during
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the tour. >> what did you actually witness? >> i mean, i saw it in his refrigerator. i saw him inject it more than one time. >> you say lance armstrong inject epo? >> yeah, like we all did. like i did many, many times. >> tyler hamilton -- >> hamilton's own cycling career crashed in a messy drug scandal. today, armstrong is under investigation by a federal grand jury in los angeles with no end on that in sight. >> lance armstrong said on twitter this morning, 20-plus year career, 500 drug controls worldwide, in and out of competition, never a failed test. i rest my case. >> chris? >> with that being said, i believe tyler hamilton, these accusations have been leveed before for years. >> but tyler is unique having covered the tour for five years, he is one of the most respected
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riders ever. an american who was a part of lance's inner circle, rode with lance, one of his lieutenants, was in a position to provide eyewitness first-hand accounts. tyler didn't come willingly. he was subpoenaed to the grand jury to testify and "60" was able to get him on camera. >> what do you think as far as a reaction from lance armstrong? we see a tweet. >> this is just beginning. on the court, he was known for his ability to attack. he will attack anybody that questions his credibility. he will go after their integrity and question the tactics of "60 minutes." two big dogs in a very big fight. i do know this, "60 minutes" has much more than tyler hamilton. >> thank you very much, armen. good to see you. >> you can see that entire report on 60 minutes this sunday night at 7:00, 6:00 central right here on cbs.
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now, it is time to get a check of the weather. for that, marysol castro with us here on this friday. good morning, chris. good morning everyone at home. as we get started, here is what you can expect, for today, the west coast is very quiet for today. which is good news. that storm in the northeast finally starts to exit. take a look at this big mess in the middle of the country. we are still looking at snow in the northern rockies. severe weather. it is a classic for severe weather. eight states are expected to have some form of severe weather for today into tomorrow and maybe the weekend. we are looking at areas from
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>> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now over to erica and chris. >> mary, thanks. good morning, happy friday. >> still ahead this morning on "the early show," groundbreaking treatment that helped a paralyzed man do the impossible, get up and walk again. rob summers will join us to share his incredible story.
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>> also ahead, unabomber ted kaczynski now a possible suspect in the 1982 tylenol poisonings that killed seven people. we have the very latest on that unsolved case. and why his name is coming up now. and why his name is coming up now. this is "the early show" on cbs. i with an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation, or afib, that's not caused by a heart valve problem. today we have pradaxa to reduce the risk of a stroke caused by a clot. in a clinical trial, pradaxa 150 mg reduced stroke risk 35% more than warfarin. and with pradaxa, there's no need for those regular blood tests. pradaxa is progress. pradaxa can cause serious, sometimes fatal, bleeding. don't take pradaxa if you have abnormal bleeding, and seek immediate medical care for unexpected signs of bleeding, like unusual bruising. pradaxa may increase your bleeding risk if you're 75 or older, have kidney problems or a bleeding condition, like stomach ulcers.
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just ahead a breakthrough for patients with spinal cord injuries. five years ago, rob summers was told he'd never walk again after a car accident left him paralyzed. then he underwent experimental therapy and was able to stand on his own in just three days. >> rob summers will be here along with a doctor who came up with the innovative treatment when we come back here on "the early show." >> this portion of "the early show" sponsored by mercedes-b z mercedes-benz. experience truly great engineering today at your authorized dealer. i really didn't see it coming. i didn't realize i was drifting into the other lane. [ kim ] i was literally falling asleep at the wheel.
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the california highway patrol hi, everyone. it's 7:25. let's get you updated with a few headlines. i'm frank mallicoat. the california highway patrol thinks the victims of a freeway shooting were the intended targets and were not shot at random. someone in a light blue pickup truck opened fire on them on interstate 780 in vallejo about 8:00 last night. the victims are in stable condition. there are no suspects this morning. another drug case dropped in san francisco-based on accusations that cops broke the law. the public defender says this video shows plainclothes officers stealing items during a drug bust at the julian hotel. an officer in the bust was involved in another drug bust just last year. that is the case that has been dropped. and don't be alarmed if you smell some gas in antioch
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today. pg&e is testing the pipelines for leaks to prevent another disaster. the utility performed the same tests in antioch and mountain view last week and everything was fine. traffic and weather around the bay area in just a moment. stay with us. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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[ sea gull squawking ] [ waves crashing ] [ gasps ] brrrr! [ giggles ] [ sea gull squawking ] good morning. well, we have a backup enough
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to at the bay bridge. it was pretty quiet for a while. the metering lights have been on since before 6:30 and it's jammed from at least the 880 overcrossing. we had a stall on the upper deck at the top of the incline. they cleared it but i think that's what led to some of these backups. westbound 80 not bad down the eastshore freeway. still in the clear, 21 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. 880 through oakland, this is problem-free as well as you head up towards downtown oakland. and the san mateo bridge looks good. a little sluggish approaching the high-rise but overall your drive time not bad. 17 minutes to take you toward foster city and the peninsula. for more on your weekend forecast, here's lawrence. >> i got changes for the weekend today. looking good today. we have low clouds and fog to start out the day, you can see those in the distance here and we are going to see that break up. mostly sunny skies around the bay area today and again, temperatures running up into the mid-70s the warmest spots inland, 60s around the bay and some 70s toward the santa clara valley, and some 50s and 60s with the patchy fog at the coastline. big changes though for the weekend temperatures are going
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welcome back to "the early show" here on a friday morning. thwas welcome back to "the early show" here on a friday morning. there was a rumor the sun could come out in new york city. we are not sure if we could substantiate that. >> i'm feeling good about it. >> good morning. i'm chris wragge along with erica hill. welcome back. 5.5 million americans are paralyzed because of spinal cord injuries. now, an experimental therapy could give many new hope. >> it is an electrical device implanted in the spine that helps the spinal cord. it helped the young you are seeingen o the screen walk for
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the first time in four years. this morning, he and his doctor are here to tell us more about the incredible breakthrough. we are all looking forward to that story. we want to check in with jeff glor who has a look at some of the top headlines. >> that's fascinating. good morning guys and everyone at home. israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu visits the while house. his meeting with president obama may
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you're about to you are about to meet a young man who is making medical history. his story is giving hope to millions of people paralyzed due to spinal cord injuries. his unprecedented treatment is turning convention wisdom on its head challenging the idea that signals from the brain are needed for walking. it might be a small step for 25-year-old rob summers but it is a giant leap for the 5.5 million people with spinal cord injuries. five years ago, the elite athlete had dreams of becoming a major league baseball player when he was struck by a drunk driver standing outside his home. >> the car drove off leaving me there with nothing and no help, no hope. >> doctors told summers he would never walk again. >> you will never take a step, nothing. >> but his life changed after meeting dr. susan hakema from the university of louisville the first patient to take part in an
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experimental surgery. researchers implanted an electrical stimulator at the base of the spine along with special exercises allowed his legs to move without input from the brain. having gone four years without any movement in his lower body, he was standing on his own in just three days. a breakthrough that could change the future treatment of paralysis. >> it was absolutely an incredible feeling. >> now, he can even take a few steps on a treadmill. the results of the research have been published in the medical journal lance sit and was funded by the christopher and dana reed foundation. >> these are early days. this is a first step. we have a very long way to go. i think the implications are enormous and i think christopher reeves would be very, very pleased. joining us are rob summers and dr. susan hakema. incredible footage to see this.
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did you have full confidence, rho be, that when you started this process, that this therapy might work? >> yes, i did. i was very optimistic from day one. i did go in with an open mind and a strong work ethic to get whatever i could back. >> the thought process for you when you did realize in just three short days that you were able to regain feeling, some movement, what was that like? >> it was incredible. i mean, after not having moved anything for four years and being able to stand, it was the best feeling i've ever had. >> doctor, this hopes up just a world of possibilities. were you even a little surprised at how quickly he was able to progress and to actually see him next to you now? >> it was very unexpected how early the responses came but it was gratifying to know that decades of research by many scientists had reached a point where it might help people with paralysis. >> what made him such a good candidate for this? >> we had a lot of scientific
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decisions that went into it. we were really asking specific questions. so we needed someone who had no motor activity at all before the injury. so we trained him intensely to make sure there wasn't any possibility of recovery before we took this next step. >> how do you feel now as far as having the sensation back, the feeling? i know obviously the feeling that you had before the injury, are you starting to feel some of those things come back again? what can you do now that you couldn't do before? >> now, i can stand. i have gotten my confidence back to just go out in the public and be out in the world again as well as i work on standing for one hour a day as well as volunteer movement. i can move my toes, ankleses knees and hips all on command. it is an amazing feeling. >> as far as the continued rehabilitation and therapy, what are the next phases, the next goals and plateaus that you have? >> my ultimate goal is to stand and walk completely normal.
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i am working towards that every day. >> doc, how close is he? >> we have a long road ahead. there is technology to be developed and more research and testing it in other people but it just opens up a whole new set of opportunities. >> it is section an expensive process and procedure. is there a time that you see down the line where this can be, i guess, something the masses can i guess this would be a little bit more mainstream than it is right now? >> that's what we are working towards. an important aspect is that there is knowledge we have now that can make incremental changes in people's lives. we need to start there and just continue to learn more about the circuit t circuitry and how we can take advantage of it and the quality of life. >> when the doctor said, you will never take another step again, what did you tell them? >> i said, you don't know me
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very well. i am going to walk. >> continued sub ses. we appreciate having you you here this 340r7k. rob summers and dr. susan hakema. the tylenol murders and the unibomber killings, there is talk they might be connected. this is "the early show" here on cbs. with heart-related chest pain or a heart attack known as acs, you may not want to face the fact that you're at greater risk of a heart attack or stroke. plavix helps protect people with acs against heart attack or stroke: people like you. it's one of the most researched prescription medicines. goes beyond what they do alone by helping to keep blood platelets from sticking and forming dangerous clots. plavix. protection against heart attack or stroke in people with acs. [ female announcer ] plavix is not for everyone. certain genetic factors and some medicines such as prilosec reduce the effect of plavix leaving you at greater risk for heart attack and stroke. your doctor may use genetic tests to determine treatment. don't stop taking plavix without talking to your doctor as your risk of heart attack or stroke may increase.
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during the early eightys, dirg the early '80s, americans were victims of terrorist on two fronts, tylenol poisoning. an fbi investigation is making some people wonder if the deadly crimes might be connected. cynthia bowers is in chicago with the very latest on for us. good morning. >> good morning, erica. the unibomber who we came to find out was ted kosinski used explosives in the mail. the tylenol killer placed bottles of cyanide on store shelves. authorities are trying to find or rule out a connection between the two cases. convicted unabomber ted kaczynski broke the news himself with a court filing he wrote inside his cell in colorado.
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kaczynski revealed the fbi wants, quoting now, a sample of my dna to compare with some partial dna profiles connected with a 1982 event in which someone put potassium cyanide in tylenol. seven people died in 1982, after taking cyanide-laced tylenol. no one has ever been charged in the case but it does remain an active fbi investigation. kaczynski has denied any involvement, writing, i've never possessed any poe taz tas yum cyanide. sources say he is not a suspect but the fbi wants his dna to definitively rule him out e was in the midst of his mail bomb terror campaign in 1982 and investigators now fear since the request has gone public, it could be used to raise doubts if prosecutors ever bring a case against someone else.
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former chicago police superintendent, richard brez zach is now hopeful. >> maybe the dna will unlock the history. whether it is kaczyyski or someone else. >> reporter: the dna emerges as his belongings are being offered online. they claim the journals will show he had nothing to do with the nitylenol case. this move suggests the fbi may be in the process of tying up potential lose ends which could be good moves meaning they are making progress in solving the 29-year-old case. >> you mentioned the fresh samples. is there already some dna? >> yes, there is dna on file. the prosecutors fear that if somebody, if they try to bring a case against someone else and that defense attorney argues that this dna is degraded, it
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might not be strong enough to rule kaczynski out. >> cynthia bowers in chicago this morning, thanks. up next, you can mark it on your calendar. the world is coming toen aend tomorrow. that's if you believe this man, the man behind those billboards. that's ahead. this is the earl show on cbs. achoo! the seasons change, but we still may suffer from nasal allergy symptoms. they can hit you year round... indoors or out. achoo! oh to have relief. prescription nasonex is clinically proven to help relieve nasal allergy symptoms...
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>> reporter: 89-year-old harold camping says mathematical clues in the bible add up to this saturday, may 21st. >> there's going to be a huge earthquake. >> reporter: caravans of his followers have spread his prediction from times square to small towns. >> it will be hell on earth. >> reporter: he even has a cartoon explaining it to children. >> the time of horrible death and destruction. >> reporter: camping's big-money campaign is financed by his family radio network. his 66 u.s. stations are just the beginning. >> he has international network of stations. >> reporter: pastor dave nedderlander has known camping for years. >> he's not spending his own money. he's spending money that's been sent to family radio by people who have believed this -- this lie. >> reporter: others who know the bible agree. camping's calculation is not there. >> the bible is not a textbook, or it is not a math book. it is a book for life. >> reporter: an atheist group
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has responded with its own billboard, suggesting a party when the end doesn't come. >> every time religion displays its warts, we jump on it. >> reporter: but camping is certain he won't be available to talk about it tomorrow. >> there's no way that i could schedule an interview, because i won't be here. >> reporter: camping last predid itted the end of the world back in 1994. it didn't happen. john blackstone, cbs news, san francisco. >> mathematical equations were a little off back in '94 apparently. >> improved technology? >> he's got a bucket list. >> make it happen today. we'll be right back. this is "the early show." >> maybe we shouldn't laugh. >> you never know. quicken loans, we devote every second of every day figuring out how to give our clients a better mortgage. maybe that's why j.d. power and associates ranked us "highest in customer satisfaction in the united states." so, we thought we'd take a little time to celebrate. ♪
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kohara. a contractor from los gatos will go on trial for a it is 7:55. time for news headlines from cbs 5. i'm sydnie kohara. a contractor from los gatos will go on trial for a fire that burned 63 homes and dozens of other buildings along the santa cruz-santa clara county line. the summit fire burned for five days three years ago. the man is accused of recklessly starting the fire by failing to extinguish piles of logs he burned while clearing land. former governor arnold schwarzenegger has reportedly asked that all of his movie projects be put on hold while he focuses on personal matters. he recently admitted that he fathered a child with a former employee. the stanley cup play-offs returning to san jose this evening with the sharks needing to dig out of a two games to none hole. game three against vancouver
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lights on before 6:30. looks like it's jammed up just beyond the 880 overcrossing . 15-minute wait or so to get you on the bridge and then typical slow traffic up the incline. san mateo bridge this is bright spot. no problems at all across the span in either direction. 280 unusually light here, as well. friday light in fact. heading out of downtown san jose. speaking of friday, let's talk about your weekend forecast. here's lawrence. >> yes. big changes for the weekend. i think for today we're looking pretty good though. starting out with low clouds and fog around the bay area over toward the golden gate. yup, you can see some of the clouds out there right now stretching onshore. as we head toward the afternoon though, that fog is going to retreat toward the beaches. it will be cool at the coast. plan on some 50s and 60s here, a lots of 60s and 70s toward the san jose area and lots of 70s in the valleys with mostly sunny skies. the weekend though we have major changes in the works. temperatures are going to start to cool down around the bay area. high pressure moves on out. clouds are going to be rolling in. chance we could see some drizzle and some windy conditions into sunday. a few more clouds into monday. after that high pressure builds
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welcome back to "the early show." top of the hour on a friday. trying to decide if it's sunny or not. >> we can now confirm cloudy again. five straight days here in new york city. >> it's rough. >> could be worse. >> could be worse. >> could be a heck of a lot better. >> maybe we can send some of our rain to places that need it like texas. good morning once again, i'm erica hill along with chris wragge. kind of a busy day in washington today. just a little for a friday. president obama is meeting with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. the white house had hoped to restart the middle east peace process. but on thursday, the prime minister rejected the president's proposal to re-establish israel's original borders before it took over palestinian territories in 1967, and that made for some
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interesting discussion. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante joins us again with more. bill, good morning. >> good morning, erica. yes, maybe a little chilly in the oval office today. you know, american presidents have been trying to broker peace between israel and the palestinians for more than 40 years. and sometimes they've come tantalizingly close. but results have always remained just out of reach. there is a reason peacemaking isn't easy, says aaron david miller, who worked on the issue for six presidents. >> middle east peace, let's face it, is existential. rabin paid with his life, sadat paid with his life. >> reporter: richard nixon and henry kissinger persuaded israel to give back territory it took in the 1967 war. jimmy carter brought menachem begin and anwar sadat to a peace treaty. the nations never warmed but the treaty is still in effect. bill clinton brought yitzhak rabin to the rose garden.
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he tried again with a conference in 1998 and the camp david summit in 2000 with arafat and ehud barak. they came close but at the last minute, arafat refused. >> my vision is two states. >> reporter: george w. bush announced a road map for peace in 2002. no one paid attention. he tried again with a conference in 2007. again, promises were made, and ignored. barack obama's call last september for a negotiation between israel and the palestinians to be completed in one year failed when talks fell apart after three weeks. in thursday's speech, the president laid down some more guidelines. >> the borders of israel and palestine should be based on the 1967 lines, with mutually agreed swaps. >> reporter: which were immediately rejected by israel. so is the effort really worth the cost? aaron david miller says, yes, but only if a president is willing to be really hard-nosed.
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>> if an american president isn't prepared to stay the course, then my advice at the beginning is, don't start out. >> presidents of both parties have always believed that america is the only country which can bring the two nations to the peace table so they're likely to keep trying. but if peace ever comes, it will probably be because israel and the palestinians find that it is the least painful alternative. erica? >> cbs' bill plante at the white house. bill, thanks. joining us now is nicholas burns who was undersecretary of state under president george w. bush. good to have you back with us this morning. >> thank you. >> given the history that bill just laid out here, it would seem that the u.s. presidents and the efforts that they made, really, that's not the issue. it has to be that both the israelis and the palestinians actually want this more than anyone else. wouldn't you say? >> erica, i think that's right. you know, this is a very substantial and important speech that president obama gave. but for all the goodwill in the world on the part of the united states, it does still take the
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israelis and palestinians to want to come together, to have the political will to make a very tough choices that they need to make on issues like the status of jerusalem, the right of palestinian refugees to return. where should the boundaries and borders be between the palestinians and israeli state? and we've seen in the past, there are times when the palestinians have agreed to that agreement, times when the israelis have. it's rarely been a time when both of them simultaneously have been willing and able to make those big political commitments. >> you left your post in 2008. over the last few years do you think any progress has been made? >> lots of good intentions by the obama administration. indeed, by many people around the world. but the palestinians have been disunited. you know that the government in ramallah and hamas have been divided until very recently. and a netanyahu government has not exactly been a government that's been willing to make tremendous strides towards peace with the palestinians. so hopefully president obama's speech would now stimulate both sides to make a greater effort and to come together under u.s. leadership. i do think u.s. leadership is
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absolutely indispensable. we're the only country that has the credibility and trust with both sides to be an effective mediator. >> the speech being criticized on both sides this morning. how much of this speech do you think was aimed at being a little bit more favor for the united states with the arab world? >> i think particularly what president obama said about the negotiations should start with the 1967 borders. that's the six-day war when israel okay pried the west bank and east jerusalem. that was a nod towards the palestinians. particularly towards mahmoud abbas, the moderate leader of fatah, the palestinian faction. hopefully it will help him to be able to convince the arab world to support negotiations. we obviously need to see, as the president said yesterday, hamas needs to recognize israel's right to exist. and needs to give up its support for terrorism. hopefully this will embolden the moderate palestinians to have some leverage over the more difficult faction, hamas, to get into the 21st century and negotiate in good faith with israel. >> i want to get your take on
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things here at home. as you mentioned in your view the u.s. is indispensable here in these efforts, these negotiations. but this is a speech that has already garnered plenty of criticism here in the u.s., as well, with americans really across the board, all different backgrounds coming out on this. how important is domestic support? >> well, i think any time the united states needs to make a major move, a major decision on foreign policy, it's always important to have domestic support. i will say, i think this is a very courageous speech by president obama. it was timely. the ideas, i think, are designed to bring the process forward. it stayed with the same old ideas that we have tried in the past and have not materialized. and i think it wouldn't have been a productive step forward. but i give the president a lot of credit for creativity in this speech, for a lot of guts in putting some big issues on the line. i think saying it's the negotiations start at the '67 borders is really in line where most of the rest of the world, including the united nations, is. and i think that will help the united states to be an effective mediator. >> nicholas burns, appreciate
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your insight this morning. thank you. >> thank you. >> now here's chris. >> erica, thank you. now to the war in afghanistan. u.s. officials say they're not surprised by an army survey showing high stress and falling morale among u.s. troops there. in this survey, 70% to 80% troops reported seeing a comrade die in combat. roughly half the soldiers and 56% of the marines had killed an enemy. and 20% of all troops said they suffered anxiety or other psychological problems. joining us now from washington is cbs news chief foreign affairs correspondent lara logan. lara, good morning. >> good morning. >> this war in afghanistan now approaching the ten-year mark. and i have spent countless hours on the ground there with troops in very dangerous situations. what's your sense of the troops' morale there? >> well, one of the most important things to remember is that this is a volunteer army, chris. this is not the conscription, you know, of the vietnam war, and so you're never going to see morale plummet to those kind of levels. that said, this is not just a ten-year war in afghanistan. there was the war in iraq, as well.
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and what you notice now, when you go back, is that you're meeting soldiers who have served not one, but two, but three, but four tours and some of them at the height of violence in iraq. and you have them in terrible places in afghanistan. i want to tell you a story that a commander told me, not so much a story as something that happened to his unit. the insurgents are using homemade explosives now are very deadly and one of his soldiers stepped on an ied, and it took them two days to recover his body. because he was obliterated. that is the kind of incident that troops are dealing with. two afghan children were killed the very next day, just 2 and 4 and they put their remains, both of them, in a shoebox. after that he said he lost a lot of soldiers, guys saying i just don't want to go out. but at the same time, they know why they're there. they know what they're fighting for. and generally i have always found that morale is pretty good. >> you look at these numbers, though, and with those stories that you just recount there, 80% of troops have seen a fellow soldier die. these are dramatic events psychologically.
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i mean are we going to be hearing about the mental health effects, the aftereffects of these war for years to come? >> yes, no question. and one of the sad things about this, chris, is that some of these soldiers react by, you know, they have post-traumatic stress, some drink excessively, some maybe smoke marijuana and they get kicked out of the army for that. even if they're decorated war heroes because the rules are the rules. and these people are slipping through the cracks. there's more and more of them with every year of the war. it's not just the active duty soldiers. it's the ones, you know, who have left the army now, and who have been forgotten about for the most part. >> lara, let me ask you what your thoughts are on the troops' morale now that bin laden is dead. i mean, this was seemingly a war with no end game and now that he is gone, is there kind of a sense that, well maybe the finish line is a little closer than we expected? >> you know, there's no question that the boost in morale that would have come, been out there in the worst possible situation, and you've suffered terrible losses, there's always been a looming shadow of bin laden over
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you, that no matter, you know, no matter how good you feel about a raid or what you've done, that you haven't defeated al qaeda if he's still free and mocking the united states. so, of course, it would have been a big boost in morale. i'm not so sure that people see the end game now. there is, you know, there's a lot of propaganda and spin being pushed around at the moment, and so the soldiers, their immediate reality is the same. they're still fighting the same war. of course, it does make them feel at least, you know, that no one is invincible. and that's a powerful message for the u.s. to send both to the troops, and who are fighting, and to their enemies. >> all right, cbs' lara logan. thank you. good to talk with you this morning in washington for us. this morning. >> want to check in now with jeff glor who is at the noxious with a look at some of the other headlines this morning. >> the former chief of the international monetary fund should be out of jail soon. dominique strauss-kahn is being freed on $1 million bail. he will be under house arrest in
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a new york city apartment, rented by his wife, with electronic surveillance and armed guards. yesterday he was indicted by a grand jury in the alleged sexual assault of a hotel maid last weekend. serious new doping allegations against lance armstrong, seven-time winner of the tour de france. his former teammate tells scott pelley on "60 minutes" that armstrong took a banned drug called epo to boost his endurance during one tour and at least before two other races. >> what did you actually witness? >> i mean i saw him inject it. more than one time. >> you saw lance armstrong inject epo? >> yeah, like, we all did. like i did, many, many times. >> you can watch scott pelley's full report this sunday on "60 minutes" right here on cbs. in south carolina,
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shoplifting suspect made a dramatic dash for freedom, and it was all caught on police dash capitol. the video released. take a look at this, was released from the police department. the incident was on the 13th of may. show the suspect here putting up his dukes, i guess, boxing with the officer who stopped them there. so what you're watching here now is after he started fighting the officer, he then got in the officer's car and drove away. this is dash cam video of the suspect driving. went 100 miles an hour or more. it ended when he crashed into a truck. whoops. there were no serious injuries. we should say the suspect was eventually arrested. as he should have been. marysol castro has another check of the weather today. >> i just love that you resuscitated up. up your dukes.
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new data from the census bureau shows americans are waiting longer to get married. they're also staying married for longer. "early" show contributor taryn winter brill is here with more. nice to see you this morning. >> good morning to you, erica. well, after rising for decades, the u.s. divorce rate appears to be leveling off. while singles may be waiting to wed, those who choose to marry appear to be in it for the long haul. despite the recent high-profile breakups of couples like arnold and maria and sandra and jesse, divorce is actually on the decline. according to newly released data from the u.s. census, three out of four people who got married in 1990 made it to their ten-year anniversary. that's up 3% from couples who married a decade earlier. >> i think we're not seeing as many divorces, because, especially educated people, the ones who can still find good jobs in our globalized economy, are pooling their incomes and making their marriages work, and they're divorcing at lower rates than people in the past.
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>> reporter: one reason, more couples are living together. before deciding whether or not to wed. how long have you been living to the? >> three years. >> reporter: three years? and marriage on the horizon or no? >> it's open. i'm not pressuring her. >> thank you. i appreciate that. >> reporter: as it turns out, this couple isn't alone. the numbers show that 30% of americans have never walked down the aisle. that's the largest percentage within the last 60 years. >> the number is so high because of condition and career? >> i definitely think it is. and also times are changing. there's no longer pressure to start a family so young. times are evolving. there's a career and there's just so much that you can accomplish. >> reporter: but for some, a long and lasting marriage is an accomplishment all on its own. >> we've been married 42 years. >> reporter: 42 years? what's your secret? >> patience. >> yeah. he's patient with me. >> indeed. patience is always key, right? well, the survey also found, incidentally, that in 2010 the average age for a first marriage
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was 28 for men, 26 for women. back in 1950, however, the average age was 23 for men, and 20 for women. erica, so such a dramatic increase. >> i can't imagine being married at 20. the seven-year itch actually kind of came into play here, too. is there something behind it? >> the old adage is alive and well. essentially they said couples who ended up getting divorced, they actually separated in the seventh year of marriage, and then divorced one year later. so on average, according to statistics, basically, divorced marriages are lasting about eight years on average. >> interesting stuff there. nice to have you with us. >> thanks. >> we'll be right back. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. at cousin everett's blueberry farm, to talk about our blueberry juice drinks. they're made with my sweet, ripe blueberries, picked right from the bush, and they're good for you. taste real good, too! to give you an idea, let's whip up a quick sample. or you could just try this.
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[ male announcer ] ask your veterinarian well, erica, looks like arnold schwarzenegger fans will have to wait a little longer for his big hollywood comeback. he's putting all of his projects on hold as he sorts out his private life, which has now become very public after the news of his ka fair with the
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the freeway in vallejo stumbled into a crowded mcdonald's and collapsed. the california hi ays the driver a driver shot on the freeway in vallejo stumbled know a crowded mcdonald's and then collapsed. the california highway patrol says the driver and his passenger were shot by someone in a pickup truck on eastbound 780 last night in vallejo. the victims are in stable condition. no arrests have been made. >> supporters of san jose's mounted police unit have halted fundraising efforts to save the program. the group believes the city mangler cut the program manager will cutthee program no matter how much they raise. when you log on to google,
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one lane. fire department on scene. so again, it's pretty jammed from at least high street in those southbound lanes. northbound 880, however, looks good towards downtown oakland. if you're commuting farther south, northbound 880 in fremont, sounds like it's approaching highway 84. we have an accident there blocking one lane. hey, at the bay bridge, though, things are improving quite a bit. it's only backed up to the end of the lot. that's your traffic. for your forecast, here's lawrence. >> elizabeth, getting better, more sunshine around the bay area. low clouds have swept onshore. but hey, we are already starting to see a couple of breaks out there now. we'll see more sunshine toward the afternoon. going to turn out to be a great friday outside. temperatures moving up in the mid-70s in the warmest spots, inland 60s, even 70s toward the santa clara valley, 50s and 60s. patchy fog at the coast. this weekend in for some changes, much cooler air moving in as high pressure is going to get out of the way. temperatures are going to drop off a bit on saturday. more drastic on sunday, windy, cloudy and some drizzle. ,,,,
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and get a free sample at that is right. it is friday, erica. we are in love. >> i'm in love with the sun. >> welcome back to "the early show," everybody. coming up, until coming up, until arnold schwarzenegger revealed his long-held secret that he fathered a love child with his family's housekeeper we'd been
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hearing a lot about his movie comeback and a new tv cartoon show. wear all these new hats, getting back into the entertainment world. but those plans, they may not be terminated at this point, but they're definitely on hold for a little bit according to his lawyer. so we're going to have the very latest on -- >> yeah, really seemed to have a full plate in terms of his career ahead. as you can imagine, taking a break right now. when you get a gift, kind of nice to find that gift receipt inside if it's something that you don't want, allows you to return it. but then the giver doesn't feel weird, you don't know how much it costs. here's the problem though, a cbs investigation actually found walmart gift receipts don't always give you a full refund. we're going to tell you why. i've got to say first of all, i have suspected this on gifts i have given and gifts i have received. not from this store, some others. >> plus it's hard to remember a world without mary hart hosting "entertainment tonight." >> true, true. >> she's been there nearly three decades. her long run ends this evening. we're going to take a look back at some of her career highlights. >> i think i know the main
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highlight. >> what's that? >> the couple of years you spent working with her. >> she was instrumental in my hiring. we know mary hart calls all the shots there. go she does. >> i was fortunate enough back when i was 25, she took a liking to me. spent four years with her there. she was great. >> jeff glor standing by at the news desk right now with one last look at your headlines for you this morning. good morning. >> good morning to you, erica. good morning to everyone at home as well. nato launched new strikes on the harbor in libya's capital overnight. warplanes from britain's royal air first struck a libyan warship. as you can see that ship and five other coast guard boats were hit. by the way, moammar gadhafi made a new appearance. footage of him was played on libyan television. this as the first sighting of him in more than a week. in syria this morning, pro-democracy demonstrations are turning deadly. at least four people were killed when government troops opened fire. thousands are taking part in major rallies today. in yemen this morning, government security forces prepared for expected protests against the longtime president. residents were frisked for weapons and explosives with
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black-robed female deputies performing the task for women who are entering the center of the capital today. a new poll shows americans are feeling the pinch when it comes to high gas prices. 41% say rising prices will cause serious hardship for them and their family in the next six months. this from the associated press. it is worse among seniors. 76% of seniors complained of financial hardship because of high gas prices. that is up 8% since march. this morning, the mississippi river is at its peak in vicksburg. the mississippi, the river reached 14 feet above flood stage yesterday. less than the was feared. the water is expected to stay high for several weeks. nearby levee just north of vicksburg is expected to hold up, sparing thousands of additional residents from having to evacuate. down river, residents in louisiana are still facing rising floodwaters and some are taking drastic measures to save their homes. cbs news correspondent dean reynolds reports. >> reporter: there are those who stack sandbags and a few others
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who wrap their home like a sandwich in plastic. but there are also those who take a more radical approach to fighting this flood. they literally lift their homes out of harm's way. >> i spent way too much time and money over here to let it go a foot under water. >> reporter: robert leggett's 5-year-old vacation home is in jeopardy. it sits alongside a bayou and a few feet from a floodgate that may soon have to be opened to relieve the buildup of crushing water pressure from the much larger morganza spillway. and if they open these secondary floodgates behind me, then all of this area is going to flood. and that's what robert leggett is concerned about. >> then that means trouble for you? >> yes, sir. it means trouble for quite a few of us. >> two more inches. >> reporter: so, for a few thousand dollars he hired joshua musso and his crew of house raisers. from those who scamper under the dangling house with fresh support beams to the man who runs the hydraulics with the panache of a modern-day wizard
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of oz. musso is nothing if not quick and efficient. >> 9:30 we started. >> reporter: and you'll be out of here? >> 11:30. >> reporter: in realtime the elevation is very methodical. speed it up, though, and you can more easily see the striking difference their handiwork creates. not surprisingly, musso said robert leggett had made the right decision. had he not lifted his home to a height of 4 1/2 feet -- >> initially the whole floor and probably 2 1/2 foot inside his house would have had water in
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>> ts thanks so much. that's your latest weather. here's chris. be careful stepping down from that platform. arnold schwarzenegger was just about ready to make his big screen comeback. then he separated from maria shriver, revealed a secret love child. ben tracy tells us the former california governor wants to stay out of the movie spotlight for a little while longer. >> i always said that i will be back. >> reporter: just last month, arnold schwarzenegger was in cannes.
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schwarzenegger was also said to start in three upcoming big budget films, including two new "terminator" installments. now that's all on hold. in a statement thursday, his entertainment lawyer said, governor schwarzenegger is focusing on personal matters and is not willing to commit to any production schedules or time lines. we will resume discussions when governor schwarzenegger decides. of course, those personal matters are now very public. this week, schwarzenegger admitted to fathering a child 13 years ago with his long-time housekeeper and keeping it secret. his wife of 25 years, maria shriver left him and hired a high-powered divorce lawyer. >> a week ago, i would have said it was a near certainty that he was going to be the terminator again. but now, his action hero career is in serious jeopardy. >> reporter: yet others say schwarzenegger who has movies have grossed 1:7 billion in the u.s. alone is too big a draw to
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stay away for long. >> i don't doubt that schwarzenegger will try a comeback. this is a very determined figure. >> reporter: yet schwarzenegger will now need even more movie muscle to make his comeback. ben tracy, cbs news, los angeles. >> joining us from los angeles is long-time hollywood publicist michael levine. good morning. >> good morning. >> what are your thoughts of the former governor deciding to put his entertainment career on hold and basically remove himself from the spotlight for the time being? >> i think it's a very good move. if i were advising him, i would have given him exactly the same advice. reminds me a little bit of what tiger woods did, of course, when he stopped playing golf. i think it creates a context in which it's perceived as very serious by the governor. and it shapes a new story that he is really serious about getting this part of his life behind him. >> you think this is the type of decision he made alone?
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do you think attorneys were involved, family? what? what makes this type of decision? is it something that -- i'm so embarrassed, go away for a while? >> i've represented 58 academy award winners and i can tell you when you're at that level of success, nobody makes decisions alone. you have a great deal of help. he is very, very able and competent advisers. i'm sure he got a great deal of counseling. >> how is this going to hurt that film career? he had all these offers, the animated series, these potentially one, maybe two more "terminator" films, tens of millions of dollars. how is this going to hurt his bottom line here? >> the last time i went to a movie theater, there were a whole bunch of people sitting in there and about half of them were women. i'm not sure this is a big crowd pleaser with that audience. when i think back to woody allen's episode of 1992, i'm sure that though woody allen has a very successful career, i'm
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sure he's lost a part of his audience base over time. >> where would you compare this to other scandals? you mentioned woody a allen the, also the mel gibson backlash that he still apparently has not recovered from with his latest movie which hasn't done well at the box office. is this something you can recover from or is the behavior so abhorrent that your fans are totally put off by it? >> this is a very unique story. it's almost shakespearean, it has politics and movie stars and all kinds of dynamics to it. it's kind of john edwards meets hollywood -- there's so many aspects to it that it makes prophecy dubious business. but i'll tell you, history has not been kind to people who have written off arnold schwarzenegger in the past. his political career is largely over. but i wouldn't write him off. >> as far as a recovery, if you had to give him advice and he
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called you and said, what should i do, what would your advice be? >> i think he did the right thing by pulling out of his current movie projects, to create a feeling that this is not just a run of the mill problem but he takes it exceedingly seriously. i think that was a very good first step. this is going to be a long wall up a steep hill. >> is there a time line? when can he kind of step back in and think that now's the right time to try to start up that movie career again? >> that depends whether or not there's any additional stories that come out. >> i guess you have to gauge what the interest is as well. can't do it on your own. michael levine, thanks so much. good to talk with you this morning. >> thank you. getting a gift receipt means you can give a gift without a price tag. but how do you know you're getting back the amount that was originally paid? an investigation by our station's cbs 13 in sacramento
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and cbs 3 in philadelphia found walmart's gift receipts don't always return your money's worth. kurtis ming has that story. >> reporter: we went to walmart stores around the country, bought items and asked for a gift receipt. but time after time, when we returned those items using the gift receipt, we got back much less than what we originally paid. david schmidt used a gift receipt to return a present he bought at a walmart in california. >> when i purchased the item. it cost $15 plus tax. when i tried to return the item using the gift receipt, i was offered 7:$7.50 plus tax. it seemed very obvious that a person should be receiving the full amount and that's the purpose of a receipt, i would think. >> reporter: but walmart eventually gave david a full refund. but we wanted to test walmart's policy. so with hidden cameras rolling,
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we stopped by stores in california and new jersey, bought items and returned them with gift receipts after the items went on sale. this electric blanket cost us $31 at a new jersey walmart. but when we returned it, we only got $20 back. >> i thought it was more than that. >> it probably was. but when you don't have a receipt with the actual price, i have to give you whatever comes up. >> reporter: we paid $14 for these boots and t-shirts. our return? $10. >> why is it $10 instead of the $14? >> it doesn't tell us the price. whatever it scans in is what you get. >> reporter: cbs news spent more than $100 at walmart. but our gift receipts returned less than $62. total loss? $44.53. sarah greenburg is national director of the consumers league. >> consumers are cynical enough about company policy. this just adds to their sense of mistrust and disappointment.
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>> reporter: walmart says their employees seen in our investigation were not following company policy. a walmart spokesperson provided cbs a video statement. >> it is our expectation to refund the original purchase price when returning an item with a gift receipt. >> reporter: david schmidt isn't buying walmart's explanation or any more items with a gift receipt from their stores. >> if it was set up to where the person giving would not know if the gift was returned, the person receiving the gift would not know the amount paid. >> reporter: and following our investigation, walmart says it's issued a memo to its more than 3,800 stores nationwide to make sure all workers know it's company policy to refund customers using gift receipts the full amount originally paid. it's also worth noting, not all store items have the same return policy. so you have to be clear on the rules before you buy that next gift. erica? >> kurtis, thanks. our thanks as well to cbs 13 in sacramento and to cbs 3 in philadelphia for bringing this story to you. we'll be right back. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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this evening marks the final edition of "entertainment tonight" with mary hart as host. she brings a record-setting run to an end. >> cbs news correspondent bill whitaker looks back at a career that helped bring in a new era of entertainment journalism. >> reporter: mary hart's image has become as iconic as the theme song of her signature show. she made her first appearance as host of "entertainment tonight's" weekend edition in 1982. >> welcome. >> good to be here with you, steve. and with you. >> you know, a lot of people make fun of mary hart for being mary sunshine. but it's worked for her. people trust her. everyone, whether it's politicians, or tom cruise, they feel safe sitting down with her. >> reporter: over the past 29 years, she sat down with
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everyone, from the future president of the united states -- >> thank you for sitting down with us. >> oh, thank you. >> reporter: to the king of pop. to the chairman of the board. >> are you mellowing? has your attitude changed? >> my attitude has never changed. i treat people as i find them and how they treat me. >> did you ever dream that you would be pushing 93 and still be doing it? >> i'm not impressed with anything i did yesterday anyway. >> do you think about age? >> yeah. what i usually think is i'm doing pretty good. >> reporter: the television landscape has changed enormously since mary hart's "e.t." debut 29 years ago. >> well, on our show today we're going to be meeting genie francis and scott baio. but not until steve updates us with the news. >> reporter: topping the rating its in '82 were going dallas," "three's company" and some youngsters on a show called "60 minutes." >> i'm mike wallace. >> i'm morley safer. >> reporter: "entertainment tonight" turned into a ratings powerhouse. spawning the likes of "access hollywood," "extra," e! news"
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and "showbiz tonight" and now everyone can get instant hollywood news from websites like perez hilton and tmz. >> i'm mary hart. i'm mary hart. i'm mary hart. >> reporter: but with mary at the helm, "e.t." remains an entertainment news force to be reckoned with. >> there have been copycats and some of them have been around for awhile and successful. but "e.t." has always been the number one in entertainment news. >> top ten things mary hart has learned in 29 years. number four -- >> tom hanks is a total loser. >> yeah, there you go. >> sure, this has been a 30-year job for mary hart. but more than a job, it's been her passion. she loves entertainment. she loves hollywood. she loves the stars. she really is a throwback to an old era that is gone. >> you are such a doll. >> you love to see a face like that on television. again, believe me. >> we're going to miss you. we know that, nobody does it better than you. >> the very first time that
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somebody put a microphone in my face, i knew i wanted to be on theer end of the microphone. and here i am. doing what i love to do. >> we are on the red carpet. >> reporter: the queen of entertainment news ends her reign tonight. as hollywood's red carpets are losing one of their brightest smiles and biggest heart. bill whitaker, cbs news, hollywood. >> and on mary hart's final "entertainment tonight" she'll be joined by "e.t." co-host bob goen, rob weller, mark steines and john tesh. check your local listings for time. nancy o'dell will be taking the helm. >> 29 years is unreal. >> a great gal, too. everything that bill kind of said in the piece as far as the work ethic, i mean, this is not a woman who at any period in her life kind of melded in and fed like, you know what, i'm the queen of this thing, i kind of rool the roost, i don't need to put in the effort. she still to this day goes out on interviews, is there early,
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is there late. was wonderful with me in the four years that i was there. she will always have a special place in my heart. we wish you the very best, mary. what a career. >> in the hearts of so many. you can tune in for that tonight. you should mention a little programming note, as well. someone's busy this weekend. >> oh, yes, mr. glor. commencement address. >> i'm going to be in boston to speak to the students at suffolk, university. >> are you nervous? >> i guess a little bit, yeah. >> how exciting. >> i hope i can say something that's somewhat -- >> meaningful? >> meaningful a little bit and just get off the stage. >> just end it with, let's get this party started. >> yeah. >> that's it. >> that's your take away. >> have a great weekend, everyone. your local news is next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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kohara, with your c-b-s five headlines... one more drug case dropped in san francisco based on broke the it is8. 8:5. i'm sydnie kohara. one more drug case dropped in san francisco-based on accusations that cops broke the law. the public defender says this video shows plainclothes officers stealing items during a drug bust. an officer thinks bust was involved in another bust, and that is the case that's been dropped. dead leopard sharks turning up in the north bay. at least 20 found at richardson bay in the past two weeks. it's not clear what is causing the die-off. last month dozens of sharks turned up dead in redwood city. and san rafael could soon be home to a new pro baseball team. that minor league team in the independent north american league wants to play at albert park. if approved, the team would wanted a stadium build by the
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summer of next year. traffic and weather coming right up. stay with us. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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dublin interchange, westbound 580 approaching 680 looks good. once you get towards livermore we are starting to see brake lights approaching vasco road but yeah, not too bad approaching the dublin interchange. this is westbound 580 on the left side. new accident walnut creek already cleared to the right shoulder but it's really slow right now as you approach geary. it's backed up from at least willow pass. 880 through oakland, looks okay in those northbound lanes of 880. southbound is heavy for the last hour or so. we had a stalled big rig leaking fuel. everything is off to the right shoulder but fire crews may be on scene. that is your traffic. for your weather forecast, here's lawrence. >> elizabeth, we're talking weekend now and oh, friday is looking good here so far. we have some clouds over the bay but nothing too bad out there. starting to break up in the interior valleys, already going to see more sunshine as we head in toward the afternoon. temperatures going to be very comfortable in many spots. mid-70s warmest spots inland. 60s inside the basin, 70s san jose and fremont.
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