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flood zone. rising waters threaten a wisconsin levee trapping residents who refuse to evacuate. cross-roads, the israeli freeze on west bank construction expires threatening to derail the latest peace talks. and close call. a delta pilot saves the day after a jetliner's landing gear fails. >> stay down. heads down. stay down. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, september 27th, 2010. good morning, everybody. good to see you on a monday. i'm terrell brown for betty nguyen. we begin this morning with
flooding in the midwest a levee on the verge of collapse along the wisconsin river. the failing levee located about 36 miles north of madison. this morning the river is nearing record high levels. the high water has flooded access road to a park, cut off residents who decided to stay behind despite warnings to evacuate. >> where we're standing here is plenty high. we wouldn't be able to get in and out for days on end and we'd have to float in and out and i'm not ready to get my votes out yet. >> officials warned emergency vehicles would not be able to reach anyone in the park. it could be days before they can return. meanwhile also flooding in minnesota and south dakota. cynthia bowers reports. >> reporter: this, all the result of several days of heavy rain across the upper midwest last week. as much as 10 inches fell in some places. residents in zumbrow falls were vacanted after their town went
under were finally allowed back but only for a visit. some found there wasn't much left to salvage. the story is of the same in trent, south dakota, not far from sioux falls, which saw its worst flooding in nearly 20 years. here, folks are used to the big sioux river rising after heavy rain but not like this. >> what went through my head, boy, i better get all my stuff. >> reporter: in western wisconsin, too, sunday was a day for rummaging through water-logged homes and belongings. troy lives in the hard-hit town of arcadia. >> phone calls from friends letting me know flooding was occurring in arcadia. i got up and my house was already full. >> reporter: wet fields will keep farmers from what they hoped would be an early harvest. even after these parts dry out, the flood threat continues. this high water will swell the mississippi river and could threaten iowa in early october. cynthia bowers, cbs news, chicago. a military tribunal will be held in the case of an american soldier charged in the grisly murders of civilians in
afghanistan. the 22-year-old army specialist jeremy morelock is charged with the premeditated murders of three civilians and photographing his alleged victims. he is one of 12 soldiers charged with similar crimes. today's hearing will decide if he will be formally tried at a court-martial. today, supreme court justice elena kagan joins her new colleagues for the first time. the nation's highest court is meeting behind closed doors to decide which cases to take up. the new court session begins october 4th. overseas, israelis settlors resumed construction on the west bank after a ten-month moratorium. the united states is working feverishly to save the latest round of peace talks. the palestinian president mahmoud abbas has said an end to the freeze would mean an end to the peace talks now calling for a meeting of arab leaders next week. tara mergerner is in washington with more. good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. with the freeze over israel's prime minister urging settlors to show restraint and responsibility, as u.s. mediators try to bridge the gap.
the obama administration is racing to keep the mid east peace talks alive. >> we're at a pivotal juncture in that region. it's important for israel, it's important for the palestinians and we think it's essential that they keep on moving forward. >> reporter: israeli settlors cheered sunday as a ten-month freeze on settlement construction in the west bank came to an end. crews didn't waste time getting to work pouring the foundation of a new building but palestinian leaders have threatened to walk away from negotiations if construction resumes. president mahmoud abbas hasn't yet carried out that threat but said sunday there is only one choice, either the settlements or peace. over the weekend, secretary of state hillary clinton tried to help forge a last-minute deal. she spoke twice by phone sunday to israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. netanyahu imposed the moratorium
last november to try to get palestinians back to the bargaining table. he says he wants to continue negotiations but rejecting calls by president obama and palestinian leaders to extend the ban. palestinians insist construction makes it impossible for them to create a viable, independent state. >> palestinians have to choose between sitting down and talking peace with us and turning their backs on us. and not having -- missing yet another historic opportunity to reach peace. >> reporter: abbas plans to take the issue to a meeting of arab states next week. and under netanyahu, the number of housing units put up in the west bank is at its lowest level since the 1970s. terrell? >> tara mergener in washington for us this morning, thank you. rescue crews in chile still hope to begin pulling the 33 trapped miners to safety beginning in november. the first of three rescue capsules arrived there over the weekend. the miners will be pulled to the surface one by one. it has compressed air and a microphone. they have been trapped since august 5th.
reported federal law enforcement agencies want broader powers to police the internet. the "new york times" report officials want blackberries and social networks to comply with a wiretap. the obama administration is expected to submit the bill to congress next year. "cbs moneywatch" time this morning. stocks in asia started the week off on a high note. ashley morrison is here with more. good morning. >> good morning. asian markets got a bounce. japan's nikkei shot up more than one percent, and hong kong's hang seng was also higher. this week wall street gets a fresh report on manufacturing, consumer confidence and personal income. last week, stocks surged on new signs of strength in the economy. the dow added almost 2.5%, while the nasdaq tacked on nearly 3%. that makes four straight weeks of gains for the market. the best run-up since april. the major indexes are all up nearly 10% for the month. if the rally holds, it would be the best september for stocks
since 1939. 140,000 hyundai sonatas recalled because of a steering defect. the recall affects 2011 models built from last december and this month. owners of affected vehicles can go to their dealers for inspection. there have been no crashes or injuries reported. this bud's for you and this week, it might be free. budweiser is launching a new marketing campaign this week to appeal to younger drinkers, giving away free beers at bars and restaurants. the brand is trying to reshape its image after sales fell almost 10% this year. and wall street cashed in at the box office. "money never sleeps" won the weekend box office battling opening with $19 million in ticket sales. number two, the animated "legend of the guardians" with "the town" finishing in third place. terrell, we went to see "the town" and i've got to say i think it is my new favorite
movie. that good. >> strong words. really? >> i could go see it again at the movie theater and i do not think i've ever said that before. you know, i used to live in boston so there's that tie, too. but it is a great movie. >> i haven't seen any so i have to take your word. film critic ashley morrison in new york for us this morning. >> anything. >> thank you so much. good to see you. just ahead on the morning news, a frightening emergency landing caught on tape. plus clergy crisis, embattled bishop eddie long vows to fight sex allegations. this is the "cbs morning news." subway has breakfast. and it's a slam dunk. i like my breakfast sandwich with green peppers, onion, banana peppers and mustard. i like eggs with black forest ham on wheat. with everything. i like a little kick. that's a good call. i like mine with egg whites. and... a napkin. [ male announcer ] have you built your better breakfast? now's the time! try our better-for-you western egg white muffin melt or the dee-licious double bacon egg and cheese on toasty flatbread. subway. build your better breakfast.
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all happy birthday to the boston pops. the orchestra turned 125 sunday and gave a free concert on boston common including music from "star wars" harry potter movies and sweet caroline, of course a boston favorite. meanwhile in new york a scary emergency landing of a delta flight at kennedy airport saturday night.
the landing gear wouldn't go down. a passenger captured that landing on cell phone video. dave karlin from our new york affiliate wcbs reports. >> reporter: video from delta passenger chase beensonberg includes the pilot's voice and three dreaded words. >> brace for impact. >> to say there would be an emergency landing, it was tense, very tense. >> reporter: flight 4951 was to go from atlanta to white plains because re-routed to kennedy after the pilot informed the control tower the right landing gear was not working. >> the right gear is stuck up. the other two are down. >> reporter: inside the cabin, 60 passengers, a few sobbing, many praying as a flight attend dent urgently repeated this command. >> heads down. stay down. heads down. stay down. >> here's the position. heads down here and i'm holding the camera in my phone not trying to get quality. i don't know if we are going to slam and go crazy so i'm not looking up.
>> reporter: his co-worker was across the aisle, closest to the wing where the trouble was. he used his camera phone. >> i couldn't keep my head down. i saw sparks and, you know, lit up my entire face. >> reporter: the pilot balanced the jet on the left wheel and eased it on the right wing to slow it down and safely brought it to a stop. [ cheering ] >> reporter: the passengers were hurried off the plane. >> nerves. >> reporter: filing past police and specially trained firefighters, who were at the ready but not needed. no fire and no injuries. >> could have been bad and turned out to be very smooth landing. >> every day is a fresh start. every day is a new day. >> amazing. the pastor of a 25,000 member church in suburban atlanta says he will fight sexual allegations against him. bishop eddie long is married and preaches against homosexuality but several young men say he coerced them to having sex acts with him when they were in their
teens. michael hertzenberg reports. >> reporter: the georgia megachurch bishop eddie long received a rousing welcome at his first sunday service since being accused of sexual misconduct. >> i've been accused. i'm under attack. >> reporter: this week, four men filed lawsuits against the famed preacher claiming he used his spiritual authority, cars, clothes, jewelry and electronics, as well as public and private jets at luxury hotels around the world to coerce them into sex acts with him. standing in front of thousands of his followers sunday, the pastor turned to the bible. >> i feel like david against goliath. but, i got five rocks and i haven't thrown one yet. >> reporter: he did not specifically deny the allegations and wouldn't address their specifics. police wouldn't discuss them either and are not investigating because the men claim the sex acts began when they were 17 and 18 years old. the age of consent in georgia is 16.
>> i am not a perfect man. but, this thing, i'm going to fight. >> reporter: long has been an outspoken opponent of gay marriage and his suburban atlanta church has counselled gay members to become straight. most of his congregants stay they will stand behind him no matter what. >> even if he's guilty, we support him 100%. >> reporter: long said he would mount his defense in court and to the applause of his congregation, promised he'd be back in church next sunday. michael hertzenberg, cbs news. straight ahead on a monday, your weather forecast and in sports, after his arrest last week, braylong edwards comes up big on sunday night football. ♪ [ female announcer ] nutri-grain -- one good decision... ♪ ...can lead to another.
another look at weather in cities around the another look at weather in cities around the country new york rainy, 67. partly cloudy, 88 in miami. sunny, 65 in chicago. denver, sunny and 90. los angeles, 102 and sunny. time now for a check of the national forecast. the latest satellite shows clouds up and down the east coast scattered clouds in the plains and northwest. later today severe thunderstorms expected in the southeast rain showers move into the northeast. the southwest will see sunny skies and warm temperatures. in sports this morning, the jets win a thriller in sunday
night football after last week's drunk driving arrest jets braylon edwards didn't start. his catch in the third, though, became a touchdown. the jets kept scoring. long fourth quarter drive and short t.d. run and beat the dolphins 31-23. in the fourth, seattle's leon washington had a second return for a t.d., the tenth player in history to bring back two kick-offs for touchdowns. that put the seahawks up and they beat san diego 27-20. and philadelphia's michael vick three touchdown passes and ran for a t.d. himself. the eagles beat the jaguars 28-3. in baseball, philadelphia clinched the playoff spot even though they lost to the mets because cincinnati homered and stomped san diego 12-2. the reds' magic number to win the central division down to one. with the score tied in the tenth inning, boston walked in the winning run for the yankees, 4-3 victory.
the yankees' magic number to reach the playoffs is down to one. when we come back this morning, another look at the morning's top stories and staff shuffle. the obama white house gets set for some big changes. hanges. words alone aren't enough. my job is to listen to the needs and frustrations of the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel or restaurant workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. our job is to listen and find ways to help. that means working with communities. restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses impacted by the spill. we've paid over $400 million in claims and set up a $20 billion independently-run claims fund to cover lost income until people impacted can get back to work. and our efforts aren't coming at tax-payer expense.
on the on the "cbs morning news," a look at today's weather. the sun shining throughout most of the country except for the east coast, rain and thunderstorms are moving in. cool and crisp air moving into the northeast and southeast. the southwest is warming up. another look at the top stories on a monday morning. record-setting floodwaters threaten to breach a levee in central wisconsin. roads leading to a park area have already been cut off. some residents who refused to evacuate are trapped. israeli settlors began construction on the west bank following a ten-month moratorium.
palestinian negotiators said they would end peace talks if the building freeze was allowed to expire. back home, president obama kicks off a three-state trip today focusing on the economy and middle class traveling to albuquerque, new mexico. tomorrow he will meet with a family from the area. a big topic of discussion will be job creation. wednesday mr. obama stops in des moines, iowa and richmond, virginia. at the white house, the obama administration faces a big staff shake-up, the latest may involve the chief of staff. as bill plante reports, personnel changes are nothing new for any president. >> reporter: they are breaking up the old gang at the white house. it's that time again, about two years into any president's first term and the staff starts heading for the exits. >> two years, people start to leave. they burn themselves out, they work very hard and have jobs they can't refuse on the outside. >> reporter: the chief of staff rahm emanuel may leave as soon as next month to run for mayor of chicago. the big question, does the president look inside or outside to replace him.
>> is he just drawing the wagons around him, or is he reaching out in which he's saying, hey, i think there are different ways to do it? >> reporter: defense secretary robert gates and national security adviser james jones are also expected to leave sometime next year. national economic council head larry summers going back to harvard. other members of the team peter orszag and christina romer are already gone. the senior adviser david axelrod will head home to chicago by spring. bill clinton changed chiefs of staff four times at different crisis points in his presidency. president george w. bush dumped donald rumsfeld from the pentagon after 2006 elections. all presidents have crisis points. president obama is in one leading up to the november elections, so the new team he builds will say a lot about the direction he wants to go in next year. bill plante, cbs news, the white house. this morning on "the early show" a preview of the hottest toys for the holiday season. it's amazing we are already talking about the holiday season.
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