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excuse me. >> damage control. herman cain's campaign struggles against yet another charge of sexual harassment. march mayhem. anti-wall street protesters shut down the port of oakland and face off with police. and violent video. outrage after a family court judge's beating of his teenage daughter. >> bend over the bench. stand up! >> no! captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 3rd, 2011. that's just painful to watch. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. questions about sexual harassment continue to haunt
herman cain's presidential campaign. another woman is saying he harassed her in the 1990s. and invited her to his apartment. the cain campaign says it is just one more baseless claim. jan crawford has more. >> reporter: everywhere he went, even on capitol hill, the reporters were focused on the allegations of sexual harassment against him. >> can't she tell her side of the story, mr. cain. >> reporter: in virginia, he indicated his patience is wearing then. >> let me say one thing. i am here with these doctors and that is what i'm going to talk about, so don't even bother asking me all of these other questions that y'all are curious about, okay? don't even bother. >> reporter: when the reporter persisted, cain was forceful. >> what did i say? excuse me! excuse me! i don't believe it has hurt my campaign at all.
>> reporter: cain is set for numerous interviews since the story broke three days ago. he said again today it was a calculated smear campaign. >> there's a force at work here that is much greater than those would try to destroy me and destroy this campaign and this journey to the white house and that force is called the voice of the people. that's why we are doing as well as we are in this campaign thus far. y'all was supposed to applaud. >> reporter: but chris wilson, a polster for the restaurant association during cain's tenure, told an oklahoma radio station he saw cain harass a young staffer. >> i was actually around a couple times when this happened and it just -- anyone who was involved with the restaurant association at the time knew that this was going to come up. >> reporter: wilson has recently done polling for a political group backing texas governor rick perry. jan crawford, cbs news,
washington. >> cain's campaign says the sexual harassment allegations are smear tactics orchestrated by the rick perry campaign. >> the actions of the perry campaign are despicable. rick perry and his campaign aalowe herman cain and his family an jooi. >> reporter: perry's campaign calls the claim reckless and falls. now to the anti-wall street protest and the demonstration in oakland, california thark shut down this country's fifth busiest port. there was more violence overnight as protesters clashed with police. late last night, demonstrators were back in the oakland city center and followed the port protests where several thousand people forced operations to halt. tonight is not the first time there has been violence during the occupy-oakland protests.
kpix has more on that j. >> reporter: these are the signs. they have no name but the havoc they unleashed does. it's called black block. they have been slipping into peaceful mass demonstrations since the late '90s and their look is always the same. chopper 5 captured them hurling outdoor dining tables and chairs into the street and ultimately into the windows of the upscale grocery chain with customers still inside. but peaceful protesters literally put their bodies on the line forming a human chain to block black block actions. >> this is not sanctioned by the occupy oakland movement. it's not what it's about. this is not what it's about. >> reporter: unmoved by calls for calm, they ran for the bank of america at kaiser center and it was feared they had fired into the bank's lobby. instead, this devastation was the work of hammers and force, shattering every seven-foot tall
pane of glass that makes up the bank's wall. >> we are aware of people that are bent on causing problems. we are going to be taking steps to address those problems. >> reporter: it's already happening. believing they were hid in black, cbs news has learned officers in plain clothes infiltrated the crowd and documenting the anarchists that totaled 60 to 70 people. devastation may be black block's sign, but this was a sign left by the 99%. robert lyles, cbs 5. president obama is in france this morning for the g-20 economic summit. the meeting of the world's 20 richest nations will be dominated by a concern about europe's shaky economy and its currency, the euro. it's a huge problem and at its heart, a small country, greece. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest on this. boy, susan, this is a mess. >> reporter: it certainly it. good morning, betty. president obama and world leaders are gathering in france right now fully recognizing that this referendum could mean that
wednesday. at another bank they tried to disinfect it. now with the u.s. offering no funding for this crisis, while china actually might contribute, there is some talk that president obama is heading to the summit in a position of weakness, but, betty, the white house just keeps saying this is a european problem that requires a european solution. >> all right. susan mcginnis in washington for us, thank you. it is reported this morning, the united states is considering
an early shift in military policy in afghanistan. currently, the u.s. plan is to wind down combat operations and shift to advising and training afghan forces by 2014 but an obama administration official says it could start as early as next year. there are about 98,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. just ahead on the "morning news," an asteroid as big is as an aircraft carrier racing our way. plus, lindsay lohan is hethe "cbs morning news." [ flamenco guitar music plays ]
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mediterranean in egypt and continuing on south. what a sight. well, in other outer space news, there is something big out there and it is headed our way. an asteroid as wide as an aircraft carrier, as long, will race past earth next tuesday. not to fret. astronomers say no chance it will hit us. thank goodness. authorities in texas have launched an investigation into a family court judge seen in a video posted online beating his teenage daughter. the incident took place more than six years ago, but was just posted last week. >> bend over the [ bleep ] bed, darn it! >> reporter: the video is tough to watch. >> lay down! [ bleep ] in the face! >> reporter: recorded in 2004, it shows texas county family judge william adams relentlessly whipping his then 16-year-old daughter hilary.
>> beat you under submission! you want to put some more computer games on? >> the beating was apparently punishment for illegally downloading media to the family's home computer. hilary who suffers from cerebral palsy is now 23. >> i want my father to get all the help he can get. he really, really needs it. i think he's -- he's a broken person. he just needs so much support. >> reporter: instead of support, he is getting death threats and says the video looks worse than it really is. >> i lost my temper. i spanked her. her mother was there. she wasn't hurt. it was a long time ago. in my mind, i haven't done anything wrong, other than discipline my child after she was caught stealing. >> do you acknowledge the beating was excessive, the spanking, the discipline? >> no. i'm not going to get into any of that. >> while the investigation is under way it may be difficult to prosecute. >> in a case like this you have to find a statutory violation and a char that can be filed. and the other thing you,
obviously, have to be concerned with what is the statute of limitation oz that crime. >> legal experts say that even without a statute of limitations, prosecuting adams would be tough because texas is one of the states that makes an exception for parental corporal punishment. on the cbs "moneywatch" another down day for stocks in asia. ashley morrison is here with more on that. >> asian markets fear again -- fell again today on the eu debt fears. hong kong's hang seng down more than 2% and tokyo's nikkei was closed. today, wall street gets the latest on retail sales along with the weakly jobless claim numbers. on wednesday stocks bounced back. the dow jumped 178 points, while the nasdaq added 33. fed chair ben bernanke warned wednesday that the u.s. economy remains dangerously weak. and the fed sharply cut its forecast for growth. in june, it projected 2.8% growth. its new forecast is more than a full point lower. the fed also cut the outlook for
next year from 3.5% growth to a much slower 2.7%. economists say that is not enough to spur significant job growth. bernanke says he also expects unemployment to remain above 8.5% through the end of 2012. happy birthday chevy. the brand is as american as apple pie marks its 100th anniversary today. it is the top selling car brand of all time, though, it's hit some rough patches along the way. most recently when parent company general motors needed a federal bailout to survive. more than 4 million chevys were sold last year. that is half of gm's total sales. there was one winning ticket in last night's $245 million powerball jackpot and it wasn't me or i wouldn't be here. the ticket was sold in connecticut and the winning numbers were 12, 14, 34, 39, 46, and powerball 36.
i didn't even have a ticket to play! >> it just makes me so upset because i meant to play. you can't win if you don't play, right? i know i would have won had i played, right? >> and shared, right? >> absolutely! ashley, thank you for joining us live. lindsay lohan is going back to jail, at least briefly. a los angeles judge gave her 30 days for violating probation. she has until next wednesday to report to jail. because of overcrowding, she may just spend one day behind bars. lohan was also ordered to perform a community service and have psychological counseling. straight ahead, your thursday morning weather. and in sports, ohio literally runs out the clock against temple.
here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. time now for a check on the national forecast. the latest satellite picture shows thunderstorms over the mississippi valley. skies are clear in the north and southeast. later today, though, a storm system will bring rain to kentucky and missouri. conditions will be pleasant along the east coast. but the northwest is getting a wintry mix of rain and snow. in sports, new chicago cubs president theo epstein has made his first big decision. fire the manager.
after only one full season as the cubs field general, mike quade is out. epstein says the cubs will benefit from someone who can take the team in a new direction. well, in college football, a comeback win for ohio. bobcats quarterback tyler tuttleton threw a five-yard touchdown pass with 1:41 left in the game and ohio ran out the clock to beat the temple owls 35-31. now to hockey and the buffalo sabres hosting the philadelphia flyers. philly scored three times in the first period. it was their first game against buffalo since the flyers knocked the sabres out of the playoffs last season. the final, flyers 3, sabres 2. when we return, another look at this morning's top stories. doctors who fight back against parents who refuse vaccinations for their kids. immunizations for their kids. at the gum line, lae helping prevent gingivitis. it's even clinically proven to help reverse it in just 4 weeks.
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dozens of people arrested.. we'll have team coverage on the tense standoff. cell phone video.. catches a car hitting two occupy protesters. and that's when things get heated. the police decision, that fired up an angry mob. and.. grab the umbrella.. when you can expect showers. join us for cbs 5 early edition ... beginning at 4:30. ,,,, here's a look at today's weather. heavy rain is on the way for
missouri and illinois. that system reaches from the great lakes almost to the gulf coast. it will be mild and sunny in the northeast. cool and rainy in the northwest and windy in the plains. here is another look at this morning's top stories. a third woman says she was sexually harassed years ago by republican presidential candidate herman cain. president obama arrived in france this morning for the g-20 economic summit. in health news, some parents have decided not to have their children vaccinated for common illnesses, and others insist on spreading out the national immunization program, but now some doctors are taking a stand, as bigad shaban reports. >> reporter: this doctor is refusing some patients unless they follow the government recommended immunization
schedule. he says he is among the growing number of pediatricians who don't give parents the option of delaying child vaccines. >> these represent diseases we don't have to see any more. >> reporter: the cdc recommends 27 immunizations by a child's second birthday. but some parents think that is too frequent. and want the option to spread them out. this lady chose her daughter's pediatrician because she agreed to slow down the shot schedule. >> just felt right to us, given that she is young and her immune system is developing. >> reporter: but dr. yankus argues that timing could impact the effectiveness. >> although parents have a right to their children's immunizations as they see it, they don't have a right to endanger school children. >> reporter: chris' mom finds comfort in the doctor's office. >> to know you're in the waiting room and that the other children adjacent to yours are healthy to the best of their capacity as well. >> reporter: she feels safer knowing that everyone here is right on schedule. bigad shaban, cbs news, new york. this morning, on "the early show," the new movement to shift money from big banks to credit unions. we will tell you about that.
during during world war ii, 13,000 japanese americans volunteered to serve their country, even though their families had been herded into internment camp. and serve they did, with courage and honor. now that service has been formally recognized, as ben tracy reports. >> i think you had to prove yourself first and then let them know this is our country. you know? we're loyal. >> reporter: george iwasaki never lost faith in american, even when america had no faith in him. after the japanese bombed pearl harbor in 1941, the u.s. government ordered 120,000 japanese, more than half of them american citizens, to internment
camps. what did you think when you heard that news? >> i didn't believe it. i was an american. i thought. >> reporter: he was 16, in high school, in a seattle suburb. he spent two years in three different camps. the day he turned 18, he volunteered to go to war. jimmy kanaya was already in the army. >> people would be looking at us because we wore the uniform of our country, yet, we looked like the enemy. >> reporter: kanaya and iwasasi joined the 442nd, made of up thousands of japanese americans. they were sent to europe to fight the germans. jimmy kanaya was captured and spent 18 months as a p.o.w. the 442nd won freedom for strangers, while their families were locked up back home. >> we had to go forward to prove ourselves so that we will be free when we get back. >> reporter: but the battle was not over when they returned. george tried selling flowers in seattle. >> i walked in there and the guy says, nope. i says, what's wrong?
they are grown by the wrong type of people. i says, i'm really not that bad of a guy. and i said, i'll leave now, but you give me one answer. i said, if you were in my shoes right now, what would you do? >> reporter: the 442 became one of the most decorated units in u.s. military history. and in the u.s. capitol, they received one of the highest honors, the congressional gold medal. jimmy kanaya and george iwasaki were there, for their soldiers who could not be. >> there were a lot of them that got killed and a lot of them have passed on since, and you come to my house, my flag is out there all the time, because not because of me, it's because of all the other guys. >> reporter: an enduring sign of his loyalty, even though he has nothing left to prove. ben tracy, cbs news, seattle.
coming up a little bit later on "the early show," sexual harassment questions stagger herman cain, and his campaign blames rick perry. president obama heads to the g-20 summit. and a crisis over greek's debt. plus, the 100th birthday of an american icon. we are talking about chevrolet. and ben stiller on his new action comedy, "tower heist." that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching, everybody. i'm betty nguyen. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com i'm betty nguyen. have a great day.
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