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kprus campus crisis as former head coach joe paterno reportedly prepares for legal problems. poll position. newt gingrich gains support in a new cbs news poll while rick perry does some damage control after wednesday's debate debacle. >> i wanted to help take the heat off my buddy, herman cain. and all hands on deck. an aircraft carrier gets set for a college basketball game like no other. captioning funded by cbs good morning, everybody. happy friday to you. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. tomorrow, more than 100,000 fans
will pack the penn state campus for the final home game of the season. many will be looking to focus on football instead of the sex abuse scandal that's dominating the headlines. former head coach joe paterno paterno did report the incident to university officials, neither man ever alerted police. >> i take this job with very mixed emotions. >> thursday penn state formally introduced tom bradley as interim head coach. the legend he replaced wasn't far from his thoughts. >> coach paterno has meant more to me than anybody except my father. and i don't want to get emotional and start talking
about that. >> paterno remained out of the public eye thursday, staying inside his home, visiting with former assistants. nbc news reports he had hired a prominent prominent washington criminal defense attorney. a family spokesman denied that report. the man at the heart of the scandal, jerry sandusky, has denied any wrongdoing. he retired in 1999, but his retirement package included access to the football facility. while school officials were made aware of alleged assaults dating back to 2000, the former coach was seen working out on campus as recently as last week. >> i was mortified. just sick to my stomach. >> patty noble worked along syme sandusky for a decade at second mile, the charity he founded for at-risk kids. the indictment against him revealed all of his alleged victims at the foundation. she along with other volunteers feels duped. >> they all came back for the one reason, to help jerry sandusky, the second mile and the at-risk children.
and unfortunately, we were feeding his habit. >> authorities know of nine alleged victims but are looking for more. texas officials are now involved. they are investigating whether any crimes were committed when penn state went to the alamo bowl in 1999. sandusky's last game with the team. a deadly shooting outside the anti-wall street demonstrations in oakland, california, does not appear to be related to the protests. a man was fatally shot last night. police say a fight between two groups of men broke out near the protesters. a shot was fired himself at the occupy wall street encampment thursday. they say the man had mental health issues. good news for veterans on this veterans day. the senate passed a bill to help unemployed vets.
the measure passed 95-0 yesterday. the deal would award tax credits to companies that hire disabled vets who have been out of work for at least six months. the house is expected to approve the bill next week. now to the race for the republican presidential nomination. where it is getting close. a just-released cbs news poll of republican primary voters conducted this week shows herman cain in the top spot with 18%. but a surging newt gingrich is now tied with mitt romney at 15%. rick perry is in fourth. next, the candidates will square off in a debate tomorrow night in south carolina. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on that. good morning, susan. >> reporter: hi, good morning, betty. these latest difficulties for herman cain and rick perry could end up leaving fewer alternatives for voters looking for an alternative to mitt romney. still these two for now are doing all they can to stay in the race. rick perry hit the "late show
with david letterman" to try to laugh off his latest debate slip-up. >> hey, listen, you try concentrating with mitt romney smiling at you. that is one handsome dude. >> reporter: last night he gave the top ten rick perry excuses, reasons he drew a blank wednesday trying to name the three federal agencies he would get rid of as president. >> commerce, education and the, uh, what's the third one there? let's see. >> reporter: the texas governor immediately jumped into damage control, canceling his campaign schedule thursday to appear on eight tv programs. >> number two. >> i wanted to help take the heat off my buddy, herman cain. >> reporter: perry will get another chance to redeem himself tomorrow when cbs hosts the debate in south carolina. but he's not the only gop hopeful trying to bounce back. >> it didn't kill me or slow us down one bit. >> reporter: in michigan, hundreds of supporters cheered on herman cain despite his sexual harassment scandal. michele bachmann's stop in south carolina didn't go as smoothly.
dozens of occupy wall street protesters crashed her foreign policy speech. the minnesota congresswoman had to leave the stage before demonstrators marched out and she could continue. >> don't you have the first amendment? >> reporter: as for front-runner mitt romney, he's still trying to break out of the pack. while he's consistently led the polls, his support among fellow republicans has never risen above 25%. and plans for a joint press conference by all of cain's accusers has been shelved by now. and one of them says she was unable to find two of the other women and will not hold that without them. betty? >> susan mcinnis in washington. scott pelley will host the republican candidates in a debate from spartanburg, south carolina. see it at 8:00 p.m. right here on cbs. the obama administration has put a decision on a transcontinental oil pipeline on
hold. the 1700-mile underground pipeline would stretch from western canada through six states to the gulf of mexico. opponents say it's an environmental risk. the state department wants the pipeline rerouted away from water supplies. that could postpone a decision until after the 2012 election. in a move perceived to counter iran's ongoing nuclear program, the u.s. is expected to announce the sale of advanced weapons to the united arab emirates. the uae is a key persian gulf ally. the proposed sale would include precision-guided bombs and air-to-surface missiles. so-called bunker-busting bombs would greatly increase the uae's ability to hit the kind of targets where iran is believed to be developing nuclear weapons. in turkey, surveillance video from the city of van showed the earthquake hitting on wednesday. look at this. a major hotel falls apart, and people are seen fleeing into the streets. at least 13 people were killed.
survivors are still being pulled from the rubble, and thousands are living in makeshift camps. coming up on "the morning news," the oscars pick a new host after eddie murphy bails. plus, facebook may finally be ready to friend uncle sam. we'll tell news." with your savings pass. an extra 15% og save 50-60% and more on mattresses shop early preview thursday. real deals. real savings. sears. it burns! it's singeing me. it's the sun. get out of the office more often, with chili's $6 lunch break combos, featuring texas toast half sandwiches. chili's lunch break combos.
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have cooperated with the investigation but have not agreed to be interviewed separately. today is lisa irwin's first birthday. on the "cbs money watch," what your thanksgiving dinner will cost you this year. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more. hopefully not too much. >> a little bit more. good morning to you, betty. asian markets finished higher after both greece and italy took major steps to address the european debt crisis. japan's nikkei was up just a fraction while hong kong's hang seng gained almost 1%. today wall street tries to finish the week on a high note. thursday stocks finished higher on good news from europe. the dow was up almost 113 points while the nasdaq added 3. black friday is coming early this year. walmart is joining a long list of stores that will open their doors on thanksgiving night. but america's largest retailer is upping the ante. instead of opening at midnight, they're kicking off their black friday
deals at 10:00 p.m. on thursday. it is the earliest open ever as retailers usher in the holiday shopping season. facebook is reportedly close to settling privacy charges with the government. "the wall street journal" reports the social networking giant has agreed to make some changes to resolve a two-year investigation by the federal trade commission. the ftc wants the company to get explicit consent from its 800 million users before changing its privacy settings. facebook would also submit to government reviews of its privacy practices for 20 years. thanksgiving dinner is going to cost you a little bit extra this year. the average cost to make a meal for ten people is $49.20. that's almost $6 more than last year. costs are up for nearly everything but the biggest price hike is, of course, the main course. a 16-pound turkey will cost you 4% more this year at $21.57. and there's nothing new about celebrity fragrances. elizabeth taylor had diamonds, and now snooki has, well,
snooki. the fist-pumping "jersey shore" star says her new perfume smells like, yeah, here we go, cotton candy. that's elegant. it comes in a bottle with a pink and purple animal print design. the cost, $45 a bottle. and you know, betty, i love cotton candy at the circus, but i don't want to walk around smelling like it. >> i don't want to pay $45 to smell like cotton candy, right? why don't you just buy the cotton candy and rub it on yourself. >> there you go. >> might be a lot cheaper, i assume. all right, ashley, thank you. prince william will soon be deployed for military duty. the british defense ministry will station the heir to the crown off the eastern coast of south america. william has trained as a helicopter pilot with the royal air force. his deployment will come on the 30th anniversary of england's ten-week falklands war. comedian billy crystal will host the 84th annual academy awards in february. this will be his ninth time as
the emcee for the oscars, making him one of the most popular hosts of the event. the naming of crystal comes days after the producer was fired and host eddie murphy left in protest. crystal said, quote, some of the best moments of my career have happened on the oscar stage. i am thrilled to be back there. actually, i'm doing this so that the young woman in my pharmacy will stop asking me my name when i pick up my prescriptions. i don't think he has much of a problem in that area. straight ahead, your friday morning weather. and in sports, oakland's denarius moore helps the raiders hold on for a big win against archrival san diego. gainst archrival san diego. @
here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. new york, partly cloudy, 51. miami, partly cloudy, 76. chicago, partly cloudy there as well, 48. sunny and windy in dallas, 70 there. l.a., partly cloudy, 72. time now for a check of the national forecast. the latest satellite picture shows clouds and some snow showers over the great lakes. skies are clear over the southeast. later today, sunny and breezy in the plains. cool in the northeast with scattered showers and readings in the 40s and 50s. and out west, look for rain in california and a wintry mix in washington state. in sports, the resurgent oakland raiders took advantage of the reeling chargers. carson palmer who was semiretired a month ago made his second start for oakland, throwing two touchdown passes,
both to denarius moore. oakland beat san diego, 24-17, handing the chargers their fourth straight loss. in college football, tenth ranked virginia tech inched closer to the a.c.c. crown. logan thomas threw for four touchdown passes and ran for one. and the hokies beat 20th ranked georgia tech, 37-26. it was virginia tech's 12th road win in a row. and a blowout in new orleans. the 11th ranked houston cougars rolled over tulane, 73-10. charles sims rushed for a career high 207 yards including 2 touchdown runs of 72 and 52 yards. in golf, it looked like the tiger woods of old at the australian open. woods holds a one-shot lead in the second round of the australian open. woods formerly ranked number one in the world now is ranked 58th. well, he made seven birdies on his way to a sparkling 67. and a special treat on this veterans day.
the so-called carrier classic, the first college basketball game played on an active aircraft carrier. michigan state plays number one ranked north carolina on the flight deck of the "uss vinson." the ship was the carrier that buried osama bin laden at sea. the "vinson" is docked in san diego bay. when we return, another look at this morning's top stories. and republican candidate rick perry tries laughing at himself on "letterman." i've been in your shoes. one day i'm on p of the world... the next i'm saying... i have this thing called psoriatic arthritis. i had some intense pain. it progressively got worse. my rheumatologist told me about enbrel. i'm surprised how quickly my symptoms have been managed. [ male announcer ] because enbrel suppresses your immune system, it may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, and nervous system and blood disorders have occurred. before starting enbrel,
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,,,, on the cbs morning ws on "the cbs morning news," here's a look at today's weather. cool rain showers in new england and some snow showers near the great lakes. sunny and cool in the southeast with mild temperatures in the southern plains. here's another look at this morning's top stories. mike mcqueary, the penn state assistant coach who reported he saw a child being sexually
assaulted, will miss saturday's game. mcqueary has received multiple threats against his life. and a just-released cbs news poll finds herman cain leads the race for the gop presidential nomination, but newt gingrich is moving up and is now tied with mitt romney for second place. that poll shows rick perry still struggling in fourth place. his brain freeze at wednesday night's debate did not help. last night, though, he appeared on "the late show with david letterman" to do some spin control, presenting his top ten excuses. >> rick perry excuses. number ten. >> actually, there were three reasons i messed up last night. one was the nerves. and two was the headache. and three, um, um, oops. >> that's all right. don't worry about it. number nine. >> i don't know what you're talking about. i think things went well.
>> number seven. >> i thought the debate was tonight. >> i see. well, that happens to everybody. number six. >> hey, listen. you try concentrating with mitt romney smiling at you. that is one handsome dude. >> i know. i know exactly what you're talking about. number four. >> i had a five-hour energy drink six hours before the debate. >> oh, no. number two. >> yeah. i wanted to help take the heat off my buddy herman cain. >> okay. and the number one rick perry excuse -- >> i just learned justin bieber is my father. >> oh, my god! >> i guess you just have to laugh about it. well, this morning on "the early show," why more baby boomers are still working by choice. i'm betty nguyen. this is "the cbs morning news." this is "the cbs morning news."
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oh, my gosh! >> don't you just love these reunions? at a grade school in hoover, alabama, madison saw her father for the first time in a year. he is an army staff sergeant just back home from a tour of duty in the middle east. it was just in time for veterans day which, of course, is today. an east texas soldier who was killed 61 years ago in the korean war is finally back home. the remains of sergeant first class benny rogers arrived yesterday in his hometown of athens, texas. amanda roberson of san antonio affiliate kytx has this story. >> it was gold to us. it was absolutely gold to us. >> reporter: it's been a long-awaited homecoming for
sergeant benny rogers' family. >> it's a mixture of joy. it's also a mixture of sadness that he was only 20 years old, and he didn't get to live his life. >> reporter: his niece, ruth davis, was only a year old when her uncle went missing, but stories told by her grandmother, benny's mother, katie, kept his memory alive. >> his mother's only been passed away for three years. and she would have enjoyed this day so much because she prayed for it. for 60 years, she prayed for her boy to come home. and now he's home. >> even to tears today because i've been watching it all day and thinking back when katie got the telegram. >> reporter: 88-year-old edith mcavoy was benny's aunt and is the only living family member left that knew him. she was there when rogers' mother received word of her son's death. >> the mailman usually went to her house first.
but this time he came to -- he came by. and when i seen him pulling up in the yard, i thought, something's happened. and so i went out. and he said, "i've got your sister-in-law one of them telegrams." she never gave up. she had his plot there by the family. and kept it. so i hope she knows he's come home. >> reporter: rogers' body is home. and as this family finds bittersweet closure, davis is keeping in mind the countless military families still looking for answers. >> there's so many of them that didn't come home from 60 years ago, and there are more that are coming back from iraq and afghanistan and places where they're serving now. they all deserve the honor that our uncle is getting today. >> reporter: amanda roberson, cbs news. >> indeed they do, especially on this veterans day. coming up a little bit later on "the early show," the latest
on the scandal at penn state as the football team gets ready for its first big game without head coach joe paterno. plus, newt gingrich joins us to preview tomorrow's gop debate. and all hands on deck for a veterans day college basketball game like no other. that is going to be interesting to see. that's "the cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm betty nguyen. have a great weekend. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com