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for a full hour of news. >> cbs weekend news is next, and we'll see you at 6:00 p.m. captioning sponsored by cbs >> quijano: one year after the charlottesville violence. dueling demonstrations -- and new racial tensions in the nation's capital. white nationalists rally near the white house. counter-demonstrators protest against hate. the mayor of charlottesville tells cbs news her city has not healed. >> the issue is this deep-seated racism that- that we have here. >> quijano: alsoonight, the investigation into a bizarre airline tragedy. we're learning more about the airline worker who stole -- and crashed -- a passenger plane. >> he was a faithful husband, a loving son, and a good friend. >> quijano: three weeks before the start of its college football season, the university of maryland puts its coach on administrative leave -- as it
investigates allegations of abuse and intimidation. and, an aerial assault helps firefighters make gains in their battle to control california's so-called "holy fire." good evening. i'm elaine quijano. one year after deadly violence erupted in charlottesville, virginia, hundreds gathered to remember the victims, and take a stand against racial hate. under state of emergency orders from the governor security was tight in the historic city and demonstrations were mostly peaceful. there was a small number of arrests. it was a stark contrast to the chaos of last summer, when a woman protesting against a white nationalist rally was mowed down by a car and killed. the white nationalists were back on the march today in the heart of washington, d.c. they staged a rally in lafayette park near the white house. kris van cleave is there. >> reporter: police are now moving through the streets of
washington and clearing out the remaining protesters who gathered outside of la lafayette square. that's where the white supremacist really took place. it was a small gathering for unite the white, maybe as many as 40 people. there were counters protesters, in the thousands, on lafayette park, as well as around washington, d.c. their message was they weren't interested in any of this rhetoric coming out of lafayette square today. there will be af ecteecto shut a station ceptor thos whe nationalists, they put them often a train when they said they would not do. walked here to lafayette square
park, they were met by far more counterprotestors and an army l of protesters here. elaine. >> quijano: all right, kris van cleave, thank you. never again, and not in our town, ed oh keefe is there. >> reporter: an intense day here in charlottesville as hundreds gathered at the spot where activist heather heyer was killed last year. her mother led a brief memorialo >> i don't want other mothers to be in my spot! i don't want other mothers in! >> reporter: marchers spent day across the city denouncing the violence that brought unwanted attention to this college town last year. city officials had also declined
to give out permits for public events in hopes of less drama. the governor declared a state of emergency and set aside about $2 million for security costs. but that made some residents angry. >> killed last year in a helicopter crash as they responded to the violence here in charlottesville. she said the nation and this city still has a lot to do when it comes to racism, elaine? >> ed o o'keefe, thank you. on twitter this weekend president trump's daughter and senior adviser ivanka trump said there is no place for white supremacy and neo-nazism in our country. and, the president condemned quote "all types of racism and violence." a fired aide of the president -- promoting a controversial new book -- had a lot to say about mr. trump and racism today. here's errol barnett. >> donald trump is a con. he is truly a racist.
>> reporter: a blistering rebuke from former white house assistant to president trump, omarosa manigault-newman. >> i was complicit with this white house deceiving this nation. they continue to deceive this nation by how mentally declined he is. >> reporter: she is promoting her soon-to-be-released book, which documents a search for a recording of mr. trump using the n-word during outtakes of the reality tv show, 'the apprentice.' after "unhinged" went to print - she says she found it. >> i have heard for two years that it existed and once i heard it for myself, it was confirmed what i feared the most. >> reporter: before sunday's interview, the white house said the upcoming boo and the president was asked saturday if he feels betrayed by his former reality tv so-star.if >> reporter: today, the counselor to the president suggested sales are motivating manigault-newman's claims. >> i have never a single time heard him use a racial slur about anyone.
and i also never heard omarosa complain that he had done that. >> reporter: in an effort to boost her credibilty, manigault-newman says she recorded her dismissal by chief of staff john kelly last december in the sitaution room. >> if we make this a friendly departure we can all be, you know, you can look at your time here in the white house as a year of service to the nation. and then you can go on without any type of difficulty in the future relative to your reputation. >> reporter: manigault-newman says she recorded the interview for her own protection. but says she lacks character and integrity. elaine. >> quijano: thank you.
we're learning more about the airline ground worker who stole a passenger jet -- and crashed to his death friday night near seattle. a county sheriff described richard russell as "suicidal." his family says he was a faithful husband, a loving brother, and a good friend. here's jamie yuccas. >> reporter: at the controls of this roughly 75-minute-long unauthorized flight on a commercial airliner, 29 year-old richard "beebo" russell, a horizon air ground crew member, who stole the empty plane friday. >> just a broken guy, got a few screws loose, i guess. never really knew it till now. >> on behalf of the family, we are stunned and heartbroken. "beebo" was a warm, compassionate man. >> reporter: as he criss-crossed the seattle area, controllers urged russell to pay attention to his direction, fuel and speed. >> man, have you been to the olympics? these guys are gorgeous, holy smokes. >> yeah, i have been out there. it's always a nice drive. >> reporter: eyewitnesses saw the plane flying erratically and uncharacteristically low. two f-15 military fighter jets scrambled to intercept it.
the "horizon air" turbo prop -- known as a q400 -- is a $32 million aircraft. the 76-seat plane took off from sea-tac at 7:32 pm. air traffic controllers lost contact with him at 8:47 pm. during that time, sea-tac, the country's ninth busiest airport, delayed 75 flights, diverted 9 flights to other airports, and five flights were cancelled. russell was killed when the plane crashed onto a remote island in the puget sound: we came out by boat to see for ourselves what the crash site looks like on ketron island, but it is so thick with forest you can't see from the water that a plane even went down here. >> the doors in airplanes are not keyed like a car. >> reporter: executives from alaska airlines and horizon air struggled to explain saturday how the flight even got off the ground. >> we don't know how he was able to do that. we don't know how he learned to do that. jamie yuccas, cbs news, near ketron island, washington.
>> quijano: in northern california the ranch fire today became the largest wildfire in california history. it has burned more than 282,000 acres and is part of what's called "the mendocino complex" fires. in southern california, firefighters continue to battle the holy fire - named after the canyon where it started. jonathan vigliotti is there. >> reporter: elaine. all along firefighters have told us there's only so much they can do. ultimately, the fate of this fire is in the hands of mother nature. and take a lk at the path those flames took. as high winds brought those flames right through the valley ripping through all this brush and vehicles before abruptly ndreds of hoin its the past few days we watched helicopters and planes douse homes with water and flame retardant with amazing effect. winds have died down giving firefighters the upper hand.ù ad
relowing evaes t last night, the red cross handed out face masks and garbage bags to homeowners. and the first day of school has been pushed back a week because of poor air quality and clean-up. over 20,000 acres of land reduced to ash. now the main concern looking forward: the rainy season, and the possibly of mudslides. elaine? >> quijano: jonathan vigliotti, thank you. three weeks before the start of its college football season, the university of maryland has put its head coach on administrative leave -- as it investigates accusations of abuse and intimidation. ty doupil.ed on his watch. >> reporter: after dj durking won his first game as head coach of the university of maryland football team, a return to greatness possible for the long-struggling program. but less than two years later, one player is dead after collapsing during practice.
durkin is suspended amid explosive allegations of player mistreatment. and a school sports program is once again struggling to define the difference between high expectations and outright abuse. >> it's not reasonable that a 19-year-old should pass away. >> reporter: freshman jordan mcnair died in june after running 110-yard windsprints at a team workout. while no official cause of death has been released, a lawyer for mcnair's family says coaches showed a disregard for jordan's health. coach durkin and three other staffers, including strength and conditioning coach rick court, were suspended saturday, one day after an espn report detailed "a coachng environment based on fear and intimdation," including "extreme verbal abuse mant to player was "belitted after passing out during a drill." the university of maryland says it's investigating these charges, with athletic director
>> quijano: last year's rally in charlottesville, virginia began as a protest against the removal a statue of confederate general robert e. lee. that statue still stands in charlottesville. other cities have removed confederate monuments, but as mark strassmann reports, they're finding that doesn't end the legal battles. >> ever since i was a child i was seeing the statue up there. >> reporter: van turner met us by a pedestal in a park where a confederate statue once stood until memphis took it down and hid it last december. the county commissioner led the drive to
remove two statues here, one of jefferson davis, president of the confederacy; the other of general nathan bedford forrest, who later became the first leader of the ku klux klan. >> we don't want to endanger the move the statue. >> reporter: turner took us to see them if we promised not to reveal their location. >> make this right here, and we'll have to cut the cameras off. all right, let's see what we got. >> reporter: so president davis here, general forest there, and this has been their home since december? >> yes. >> reporter: why all the secrecy? >> you have some people who are very upset. >> i think it's disgraceful. >> reporter: lee millar is upset. he's a spokesman for the sons of confederate veterans is one of the upset people -- the group sued to put them back up. >> i think it's disgraceful that people would tear down history.
they're hidden in baltimore, new orleans and memphis. but more than 700 still stand nationwide. >> this is the best place for them. >> reporter: until a court rules these statues will stay sealed in a box like a coffin. mark strassmann cbs news, memphis. up next: a family's outrage over the treatment of their autistic son at school.
camera footage shows a school resource officer confronting ten-year-old thomas brown. police say the boy was being disruptive and swinging a computer mouse near other kids. the officer picks up the boy, and later pins him to the ground and handcuffs him. police say the boy kicked and spit on the officer -- and that the officer followed protocol. the city says no laws or policies were violated. before the sun came up today a spaceship blasted off heading towards it. >> three, two, one, zero, liftoff. >> quijano: nasa's parker solar probe, about the size of a small car -- will zoom to within about four million miles of the sun's surface, much closer than any spacecraft before it. among the spectators at the launch: 91 year old physicist eugene parker, whom the probe is named after. a cargo ship that's been circling off the coast of china for a month finally docked this weekend -- with $20 million
worth of u.s. soybeans. the "peak pegasus" missed a deadline last month to avoid paying a 25 percent tariff -- in the escalating u.s. trade war with china. it had been drifting off the coast -- reportedly trying to find other buyers -- to avoid the additi still ahead: new concerns about illegal entry into the u.s. -- from the north.
>> quijano: while the trump administration has been focusing on the southern border, there's growing concern about the nation's northern border with canada. as don dahler reports -- the number of people caught illegally crossing the northern border is up by 142 percent this year. >> reporter: if you include alaska, the u.s. shares over 5000 miles of border with our neighbor to the north. >> we do not have the resources at our disposal that the southern border has. >> reporter: border patrol agent norm lague is in charge of about 300 miles of it in vermont and new york. during our drive-along with him,
he showed us vast areas where the border was unmarked -- and largely unprotected. >> it's impossible for us to cover 100 percent of the border. >> reporter: but as an american, is that the threat that concerns you most? >> that is a huge concern of mine. >> reporter: sometimes entering the u.s. is as simple as crossing a 20-foot- wide clearing in the woods or paddling across a lake. on this side of these flower planters is vermont. on that side is quebec. and these are more marking than you see on much of the northern border. the border patrol says despite their dedicated personnel and all their technology, people are coming across illegally. last year, border patrol agents along the northern border caught untry illegally. nearly half -- 1,489 -- were from mexico, which is on the southern border. mexican citizens don't need a
visa to enter canada. and one-way flights to toronto and montreal only cost about $300. the border patrol uses high tech motion detectors, sensors, and cameras to monitor some areas, but they admit there are hundreds of miles of unguarded border. and they simply don't know how many people are coming across illegally. don dahler, cbs news, derby line, vermont. >> quijano: when we return. a brave boy takes his first steps -- and inspires millions.
>> glor: roman dinkel was diagnosed with spina bifida -- a defect in an embryo's developing spine -- during an ultrasound at 20 weeks. >> we just expected to hear the normal things: this is the size of the head, this is the size of his feet, all those fun things, but what we heard was he had extra fluid on his brain and extra fluid on his spine. >> glor: despite the odds, his parents, whitney and adam, were determined to continue on. roman was actually operated on before he was born, sustainable improving his odds to walk. >> i had to let him fall a few times so he'd know i wouldn't be there to catch him, and he had to learn how to catch himself. >> glor: perhaps that's why - after days of practicing - when he finally did it - roman was so excited to show the family dog, pgaie. roman's mother was excited too.
so she posted the video on facebook, and in just hours.ù hundreds of thousands of people were sharing in roman's joy, >> he touched a lot of people. >> glor: are roman's dad says they've gotten thousands of messages. >> random people telling us their story, you know, how they were depressed, or you know, how re going through these medical situations. he influenced them in a positive way to change their mindset and change their view. it's just so heartwarming, he's just gave hope to so many people with a seven-second clip. >> glor: a seven-second reminder to never give up -- courtesy of two-year-old roman dinkle. >> i love you. >> i love you, bye. >> quijano: what a beautiful young burp that's the "cbs weekend news" for this sunday. later on cbs, "60 minutes." for more news anytime go to cbs-n at cbsnews.com. i'm elaine quijano in new york.
wa. over levi's stadium. good evening, i'm brian hackney. i'm juliette goodrich. kpix 5's joe vazquez is live at levi's stadium with the rent hike the niners are facing.. and the team's fiery response. joe? track: just one day after the 49ers won their first preseason game , we have now learned they lost it all boils down to this simple equation. the 49ers here at levi stadium believe they should be paying less rent while their landlord thinks they should be paying more. now that two yearlong fight has been settled but nothing between the 49ers anday after the 49ers won their first preseason game we have now learned they lost a rent dispute in arbitration against the city of santa clara.
>> the arbitration award is a major victory for the citizens of santa clara and the tax payers and it shows now that we are managing the 49ers and not being managed by them. >> the santa clara mayor says the arbitrator made a decision friday that they would pay $27.4 million a year rent. >> they asked for $180 million rent reduction andity and state fought back. >> the 49ers originally wanted their rent reduced citing a clause in the contract that called for a reduction in rent if financial performance was better than projected which it was but they could not decide on the amount so it went to an arbitrator. it means they'll pay about $11 million