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26th when she drowned a wallaby named pam shawn. parmesan had -- parmesan. parmesan had a ruptured eye. meggen mogensen -- meghan mogensen called the owner of the zac her father, and asked what to -- zoo, her father, and asked what to do. he apparently told her to euthanize the animal. she said she used euthanasia drugs but that didn't explain why the body was soaking wet. she told police she washed the animal afterwards. doctors found no injection marks or euthanasia drugs inside the wallaby. police got in so quickly thanks to the former curator of the reston zoo ashley rude who quit her job and then blew the whistle. >> there needs to be changes. i mean there needs to be hopefully a vet -- at least a vet tech on staff. i'm hoping some good comes out of this. i don't wish anything bad for
the zoo. there's so many animals that i love and there are people that work there that do really love what they do and i know it's what are for them right now. >> when she told me what -- it's hard for them right now. >> when she told me what had happened and what she had to do, there was nothing but to supporter and and back her. throughout all this time there's always been the question of what could come of this? was this the right thing to do? absolutely of it the 100% right thing -- absolutely. it was the 100% right thing to do. >> reporter: meghan mogensen did not have to report directly to jail. she is appealing the case. we'll find out what happens after that. back to you. an anne arundel county couple faces numerous charges after their 5-year-old son apparently drank meth a don't. police -- methadone. police responding to a call at the home in severn found the boy not breathing. the youngster was revived and taken to the hospital. police found drugs including cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines as well as
weapons in this house. a grand jury has indicted paul and kimberly brooks on 12 counts including child abuse, drugs and firearm possession. police are trying to figure out whether a man behind a series of sex attacks in montgomery county two years ago has struck again. all this questioning comes after some man broke into a woman's home on cloper road in gaithersburg last month and forced her to perform a sex act and got away. then a man broke into another home and cut a woman and got away. then last week there was a peopling tom incident in gaithersburg. >> it's a time of year where the air is fresh and people are opening up their windows and doors, but please check and recheck and secure these doors and windows at nighttime and whenever you leave the residence. the system has entered through unlocked doors -- the suspect has entered through unlocked doors and windows in many of
these incidents. >> there is a reward for $1,000 for usable information for police. fairfax county police say they believe the same man is behind a series of groping incidents in the springfield area. the latest happened yesterday in the 5900 block of irving street. ken molestina is in springfield with more. >> reporter: i'm in springfield where police are looking to catch a serial fondler and take him off the streets before he strikes again. women in the springfield area of fairfax county are on edge. >> i think that's very dangerous. >> make me scared. >> reporter: police say they're on the hunt for whoever is creeping up on unsuspecting women, fondling them and running away. the first time the pervert struck was earlier this month. a 26-year-old woman reported being groped by a man on monticello boulevard. on september 16th it happened again, this time to a 16-year- old girl on metropolitan center drive and just yesterday a 17- year-old girl was the latest victim on the 5900 block of irving street. here's what makes these attacks
so bold. police say in all the cases the victims have not been distracted. they say none of them have been talking on their phones or listening to music. >> it is very concerning to the victims and neighborhood. >> reporter: in all these cases the description of the creep is the same. he's about 5' 8, either latino or asian and always wears a plain red baseball cap. none of the women were hurt in any of these cases, but police believe there are other victims out there. they're asking anyone who has been victimized by this man to call and give them information about what happened to them and they're also asking folks out there, anyone who may know this man or may know what's going on to also give them a call. ken molestina, 9news. the search is on for a woman who allegedly sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy in prince william county. 25-year-old shaquana thompson is a suspect. police say the victim was in
her care. a warrant was issued for thompson, but police have been unable to find her so far. watch tv a bit and all the casino ads make it pretty clear that millions are at stake when maryland voters decide in november whether to allow table games at a new casino and there is one guy who has a whole lot at stake. >> reporter: i'm bruce leshan. fairfax county developer milt peterson's mom and dad were so devout that they did not drink and they certainly did not gamble, but now peterson is one of the biggest advocates for casino gambling in maryland. >> i'm doing all right for an old guy. >> reporter: peterson's biggest dream was national harbor, a $2 billion gamble. >> the timing was about as bad as you could have. >> reporter: his dream opened just as the economy crashed. office space went unfilled. disney pulled out. >> a new world class resort casino. >> reporter: but now peterson has a plan to fix it.
>> this is a resort. this isn't just a casino. along with the upscale restaurants, along with the upscale retail is another ammenity called a casino. >> reporter: peterson's casino dreams have faced a furious onslaught. >> we've heard those empty claims before. >> good paying jobs. >> reporter: caesar's and mgm have responded with a barrage of ads of their own. 1 poll suggests maryland voters are about evenly split on this question despite the millions of dollars that have been spent on both sides. bruce leshan, 9 news now. >> revenue estimates for maryland's slot par mores were way overblown, but patterson -- parlors were way overblown, but peterson insists this will be different, a las vegas resort style hotel. fairfax county police want you to look closely at this
next picture which dubs the office creeper. the suspect poses as a maintenance guy in order to steal wallets and purses from medical offices in mclean and falls church. he's struck at least seven times since june. police say the suspect is in his late 20s, wears blue work pants, a shirt and neon green traffic vest over that. you probably would remember it if you saw this. authorities believe the stolen credit cards are being used to buy gasoline. a former barrel university basketball player pled guilty for trying to extort money from robert griffin, iii. prosecutors say richard hurd contacted one of griffin's agents off the summer and threatened to release damaging in -- over the summer and threatened to release damaging info if he wasn't paid 1,000 bucks. after he collected the money in waco in a sting operation, they arrested him. he could receive up to three years in prison when he's sentenced in november. there's more evidence now that a renoir painting bought
at a flea market for $7 was actually stolen from a baltimore museum decades ago. baltimore police found the theft report written up in 1951 when a painting was snatched from the baltimore museum of art and a brief description seems to the match the painting a virginia woman bought two years ago at a west virginia flee market. she recently had it examined at an auction house in alexandria. >> she paid $7 for it and the painting we have estimated to sell at auction at 75,000 to 100,000. >> the fbi is investigating and the painting could be heading back to that museum. if so, that virginia woman is out of seven bucks. maybe that 100 grand or so. >> got to be disappointing. coming up at 7:00 we'll tell you why a few grown men wore high heels across a college campus and it was not a fashion statement. >> and a hong kong tycoon offers tens of millions of dollars to find a husband for
his daughter, but there is 1 very big catch. you might want to hear about this. >> i'm meteorogist topper shutt, clouds now, showers on the way. another day in the 80s, our third day, 81 and 67 going in the book officially at national. records 91 and 42. we'll come back, show you where the showers are, where they're headed and take you through the weekend forecast. >> plus newly released documents raise questions why the accused gunman in the colorado theater massacre was not stopped sooner, those stories and more just ahead. too many americans are struggling to find work
in today's economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message
because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ startling new developments in the trial against the accused movie theater shooting in colorado james holmes. court documents released today reveal james holmes threatened an unidentified professor while he was still a student at the university of colorado. according to prosecutors, that professor reported the threats and holmes was banned from campus as a result. defense attorneys say those accusations of threats are false. but police confirm today the gunman behind a deadly workplace shooting in minneapolis had been played off hours before opening fire. another person died today raising the death toll to six now which includes the shooter who took his own life. the company's founder was among
the dead. coming up on 9news arnold schwarzenegger promises to tell all in his new autobiography. >> what does maria think about the memoir and bringing this all up? >> i think maria is wishing me well with everything i do. >> more from the 60 minute interview when we come back. krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money...
arnold schwarzenegger's explosive new autobiography is about to hit store shelves. the former california governor says it will feature details about his affair with his housekeeper that led to the separation from his wife of maria shriver and a son. schwarzenegger sat down with 60 minutes correspondent leslie shaw to talk about the tell all book. >> so you lied to her? >> you can say that. >> she gave up her television career for you. i mean wow. was this just the moats unbelievable act of bee -- most unbelievable act of betrayal to maria? >> i think it was the stupidest thing i've done in the whole relationship. it was terrible.
i inflicted tremendous pain on maria and unbelievable pain on the kids. >> you can see the full interview with arnold schwarzenegger during his sunday -- of this sunday's broadcast of 60 minutes right here on wusa9. it is hard to believe in this day, but the digital age is here and an obama cabinet official says she doesn't use e- mail. really? today homeland security head janet napolitano revealed she's staying old school. >> okay. don't laugh, but i just don't use e-mail at all. >> really? >> yeah. >> because it's too time consuming or for security purposes? >> for a whole host of reasons. so i don't have any of my own accounts. i'm very secure. >> yeah. you're off the grid. >> yeah. some would call me a leadite, but that's my own personal choice and i'm very unique in that regard i suspect.
>> right. >> so no e-mail, but apparently the phone is always working. secretary napolitano made those comments during a summit today in washington. well, the daughter of a hong kong tycoon is being flooded with marriage proposals. that is because her father doesn't approve of her lifestyle and is offering tens of millions of dollars to anyone that can lure her away from her same sex partner. gigi chow formalized her relationship with her partner in a french church. her father cecil is trying to fix the situation the way he fixes most things, with money, a lot of it, $65 million. as you might imagine, there's no shortage of offers. >> i'm interested in your offer to wed your daughter who also happens to be gay. i am a male person who also happens to be gay. >> then there's the tweets. one says hey, gigi, let's get
married and split the money. another says you are the sexiest woman alive, not that she cares. wonder how things are between dad and daughter right now. >> tense. >> $65 million ocean between them right now. >> exactly. >> if it were a normal situation, it's probably true anyway, but my mother-in-law has a great saying. if you marry for money, you earn it dime by dime. food for thought. >> forecast. >> that's not so bad actually. we cleaned up saturday. we actually lowered the chance for showers north of town. sunday will be okay. let's start with the michael and son weather cam, down to 75, dew point 58, winds northwest at 13, pressure sitting on 29.98 inches of mercury. here's the radar. you can see most of the activity south of 66 and sort of south of 50. so we mentioned this earlier. i think you'll be dry in frederick. you may stay dry in rockville
and maybe even leesburg. most of the activity will sink south of us, nothing crazy heavy, nothing like last night, a couple isolated storms. one is exiting southern maryland and the northern neck. this is now popping up around culpeper, but the atmosphere more unstable down to the south and west of us. for the most part just your run of the mill showers. here's the deal. a damp friday night south of town anyway, wear a poncho if you're going to a high school football game tonight south. everybody else needs a jacket. saturday is improving. sunday a bit unsettled but not a disaster. you'll need your umbrella for monday, probably more monday evening or monday night. our futurecast, we'll take this activity and move it to the east. heavier activity stays well to the south of us. the good news is by 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, everything is pretty much across the bay. after midnight we see clearing skies. tomorrow we're in great shape, mix of sun and clouds, but a very respectable day saturday. so for tonight cloudy and cool,
showers and a few thunderstorms mainly south, temperatures 54 to 62 for lows, cooler than it has been. tomorrow morning returning partly sunny, 50s and 60s. there may be some fog and low clouds in the morning. you will eventually need your sunglasses. by afternoon partly sunny, mild, a nice day, temperatures about 75. next three days we'll keep it code green. tomorrow temperatures in the low to mid-70s, sunday low to mid-70s, some late showers, better chance for showers monday but late in the day or at night. they may hold off until night, 74 monday. next seven days we're looking at tuesday maybe a shower and then warming up. we go back into the 80s, 82 tuesday, 85 wednesday, maybe a thunderstorm and then we sort of come down a bit, 80 thursday, and we really come down on friday, temperatures in the upper 60s to 70, but we'll be in early october. i'm going to say this with a smile and then maybe it will feel better. it's really the worse news for
the wizards. does it feel better? >> hey, you're a pro. if you're a believer in the washington wizards, that faith tested big time today. john wall won't suit up any time soon. he explains his feelings on that. >> and a hail mary pass officiated correctly, imagine that. the real guys are back and the ravens are happy next. too many americans are struggling to find work
more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪
wizards haven't even started yet and storm clouds are forming overhead. john wall, the face of the franchise, heck, the legs of the franchise is hurt, stress injury to the patella. it's estimated wall will miss training camp and the first month of the season. tough news because wall put in a lot of work this summer and was looking forward to his training camp. wall averaged 16 points, eight assists and four rebounds last year. today wall appeared at simon elementary in southeast. he hung out with the kids as they went through a physical activity program. wall later spoke with reporters disappointed, of course. >> it's very tough for me, but great teammates to have around me, coaching staff. it's a minor setback, but i trust in my coaches and the new coaching staff and all those guys and my teammates. they're going to hold it down and play the best they can. the dom perignon has been
on ice. the nats magic number is 3. >> what is that? >> in other words, any combination of three washington wins and/or atlanta losses and this team will pop champagne in the clubhouse, off to st. louis tonight. that number is what it is because gio gonzalez did his job last night, comed his 21st vic -- copped his 21st victory. the cards aren't going to be roll over, though. we'll have a full magic number recap at 11:00 tonight. trent williams was able to do a little bit more today. that's good news. the offensive tackle fighting through a bone bruise in the knee. game time decision there, same for pierre garcon and his foot, bucs/redskins 4:20 sunday. last night in baltimore the regular zebras returned. there they go. after monday night's mess the nfl had to get the real refs back quickly and the game ended similarly to the packers/seahawks game with a hail mary, no foulups, the good thing. glad to have them back, yeah.
>> they were excellent. gene does a great job communicating. games on our sideline did a great job communicating. i think we're all on the same page from a consistency standpoint. >> the guys had a calmness. you didn't see all the really pushing and going after the referees. it was really letting the game play itself out. finally our game of the week. how many people do you think voted? >> 14. >> boom. you got a script there. >> i don't have your script. >> battlefield stonewall jackson, we'll have highlights and reaction at 11:00. 14,000, how did you get that? >> she's that good. >> because the last time you said it was like 10 or 12,000 or so. >> 14 this week. >> very good. we like that. we got football weather, too. >> we do. south of town showers, north of town is okay. >> that's it for us. cbs evening news is next. >> derek is back at 7:00 with our area's only local newscast.
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factor. >> the first step to a stronger medicare is to repeal obamacare. (boos) because it represents the worst of both worlds! >> reporter: a week ago when republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan spoke about medicare to the american association of retired persons in norls he got an earful. >> the law turned medicare boo into a piggy bank for obamacare! (boos) >> reporter: that frosty reaction is borne out in new polling, both by cbs news and others which found more people thought the president would do a better job handling medicare than governor romney. the "washington post" and kaiser foundation surveyed voters in virginia, ohio, and florida. in those states that found that majorities of 56%, 59%, and 65% support maintaining medicare's current system of benefits. in flagler beach, florida, walt mazie has some serious questions for romney. >> i think romney will turn the
economy around but it's the other issues that we don't know about. >> reporter: like what? >> like the medicare, health care issues. >> reporter: in haymarket, virginia, life-long republican dan stapleton echoes fears about the romney/ryan ticket. >> i think they want to change it so dramatically that we won't recognize it quite as medicare once they're done. >> reporter: by balancing the ticket with ryan, an advocate of major changes to entitlement programs, romney has prompted questions on what he would do about medicare. >> now mitt romney's attacking the president on medicare? >> reporter: and he's also opened the door to an avalanche of democratic attack ads. >> analysts say it could raise seniors' costs up to $6,400 a year. >> reporter: today a spokesperson for the romney campaign called these latest medicare issues "er" because his
plan was not adequately explained in the questions. but, scott, the responses are relevant to romney's hopes. >> pelley: dean, thanks very much. both candidates have had their plans distorted in a tor rent of negative ads and that is especially true with medicare. so we wasn't to the president and governor romney directly in a pair of interviews for "60 minutes," steve kroft and i asked about their medicare plans. >> what i won't do is take governor romney and congressman ryan's recommendations to turn medicare into a voucher system which would dump more costs on to seniors. what i'm not willing to do is to pay for another tax cut for folks like you and me by cutting help to young people to go to college or basic research that might end up providing cures for debilitating diseases. that's not a recipe for growth and we can reduce our deficit,
including making some smart decisions on medicare in particular, where we're focused on lowering health care costs by reforming how health care is delivered but we don't need to be voucherizing the system to dump those costs on to seniors because, frankly, they can't afford it right now. >> pelley: there is a lot of rhetoric about medicare. what do you intend to do? >> well, i don't want any change to medicare for current seniors or for those that are nearing retirement. so the plan stays exactly same. >> pelley: make sure i understand. the idea under your plan for future seniors would be that the federal government would write that senior a check, essentially and say "now, you can go buy a private insurance plan or you can buy medicare from the federal government"? >> s that essentially it? >> that's essentially it. people would have a choice of either traditional government-run fee-for-service medicare or a private plan which has to offer the same benefits. it can't be skinnyed down.
>> pelley: will the check that comes from the government cover the cost of government-run medicare or the private health insurance? >> oh, yeah, people will have a choice of at least two plans where they have no additional out-of-pocket cost other than the traditional medicare formula so they've got to have at least a couple options where they don't have to put up more money. as to the government plan, as long as the government is able to keep its cost down, keep its overhead down it could well be one of the lowest costs, if not the lowest cost option. >> pelley: separateedly republican party said today that it has filed a complaint against a consulting firm that it hired to register voters in swing states, including florida. prosecutors in florida are investigating possible voter fraud by that firm. election officials told us today that a couple of hundred registrations dropped off by employees of the firm have what they called irregularities, including multiple forms that appear to be signed by the same person. this evening a fifth person has
died from wounds suffered in yesterday's office shooting in minneapolis. the police tell us the gunman had been fired just hours before the attack. eight people were shot as the killer passed some employees by and targeted others, including his former boss who was among the dead. the gunman killed himself. the suspect in last july's movie theater massacre in colorado had been barred from the campus of the university of colorado after he threatened a professor. we learned that today when hundreds of pages of documents were released in court. barry petersen is at the courthouse in centennial, colorado, tonight. barry? >> reporter: well, scott, media organizations, including cbs news, had argued that corporate documents in this case should be made public. a judge agreed, but first he allowed attorneys on both sides to cross out any information they felt might jeopardize a fair trial. most of the documents released today look like this-- with many
words on each page blacked out. one document was filed by prosecutors trying to gain access to communication between holmes and his then-psychiatrist university of colorado's dr. lynne fenton. prosecutors allege about five weeks before the movie shooting a threat was made by holmes towards blank. here the name of the professor is blacked out or, in legal terms, redacted. the document says the unnamed professor then terminated their relationship with holmes and reported the threat to university of colorado campus police. prosecutors say the school then banned holmes from the campus. in another document, defense attorneys say three days after the friday night shooting they called the campus to report the existence of a package mailed from holmes to the university. that prompted a swat team to recover the pathage from a campus mail room. documents say inside the package the technician found a notebook with a post-it note. cbs news sources say that notebook has drawings and
writings about a mass shooting. today the notebook is under court-ordered seal, but documents reveal a police officer on the scene fanned through the notebook before it was handed over as evidence. the defense documents also revealed that it has hired a psychiatric expert who will also testify on holmes' behalf, but nothing in the document says that mental illness will be used as a defense. and, scott, a lot of information still not out there because they have not released a number of the documents. >> pelley: barry, thank you. police in massachusetts today arrested a crime lab scientist and accused her of faking thousands of tests that may have put innocent people behind bars. elaine quijano is following the story in boston tonight. >> reporter: annie dookhan was arrested at her home outside boston. police say the former state crime lab chemist admitted that she altered or faked test results of drug cases assigned to her. prosecutors say she went as far
as adding cocaine to samples that were negative. state attorney general martha coakley. >> there was clearly a short cutting of corners. there was just getting this done as quickly as possible and all of that we're still looking at. >> reporter: officials say during her nine years at the lab dookhan tested more than 60,000 drug samples. 1,100 people now in jail were put there in part due to her work. already more than a dozen have been released because of questions about how she handled evidence. john martin is a defense attorney. >> everyone who's been convicted in the last five to six years is possibly the victim of a very substantial miscarriage of justice and on the other hand a lot of very dangerous people might get out of jail. >> reporter: co-workers called dookhan superwoman because she tested more than 500 samples a month compared to 150 for a typical chemist. that raised suspicions spelled out in a 100-page report by the massachusetts state police.
a supervisor said he never saw dookhan in front of a microscope. another chemist said dookhan would submit a cocaine sample and it would come back heroin or vice versa. she is also alleged to have lied under oath claiming to have a master's degree in chemistry from the university of massachusetts. dookhan later told investigators "i screwed up big time. i messed up. i messed up bad. it's my fault. i don't want the lab to get in trouble." >> if you can get your results done quickly and handle a big volume you're perceived to be a good worker. and beyond that i really can't speculate because we're still looking at it. but we do not have evidence to date of any other kind of motive >> reporter: the state crime lab was shut down last month. special courts are now being set up to handle the thousands of cases that expected to be reopen and, scott, as for dookhan, if she's convicted on obstruction of justice and lying under oath she could face more than 20 years in prison.
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nakoula, convicted of check fraud in 2010. in court yesterday he identified himself as mark basselly youseff this man of many names is now under arrest for violating his probation for check fraud which included not using aliases or probation for check fraud which included not using aliases or the internet. he's described by those who have met him as a coptic christian, originally from egypt. where he got the money to finance the movie isn't known. it's not even clear there is a movie beyond a 14-minute trailer posted on youtube. he lied to those he hired for the amateurish production, actress lily dionne says she saw only portions of the script with no mention of mohammed. >> you kind of got the feeling that something was amiss but, you know, you're just a nobody actor. you can't like, say, "hey, you have to give me the script." tishgs trailer drew little attention after it was posted on youtube on july 1 but now its unlikely path to worldwide attention is becoming clear. on september 6, morris sadeck, a coptic christian and
anti-islamic activist in virginia had it translated into arabic and sent to egyptian journalists. on september 8, an egyptian talk show host known for his passionate defense of radical islam ran arabic language clips of the film. within 14 hours protesters were climbing the walls of the u.s. embassy in cairo. prosecutors now say they will call the film maker mark youseff. under whatever name he could spend up to three years in federal prison for violating terms of his parole. his house near los angeles has been put up for sale and, scott, his family has gone into hiding. >> pelley: john, thank you very much. he lived for decades in darkness now a new device is helping him see the light again. that's next. it's called passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. so does aarp, serving americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp dicare supplement insurance plan,
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>> pelley: this evening, an f.d.a. panel recommended approval of a remarkable device. dr. jon lapook shows us how it can help some of the blind regain part of their sight. >> let there be light. >> reporter: dean lloyd went blind when he was 34 years old. he has retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited disease with no cure. >> i had no vision for at least 17 years. >> reporter: a lawyer with his own practice, dean was one of only 30 people worldwide to test the device. it's allowed him to distinguish black from white and see shapes. >> in the last week or two i left my cane at home and used it by itself.
but it takes training and thought process to make it work. >> reporter: this is how it works: he doesn't use his eyes to see. instead, a camera mounted on his glasses captures images that are transmitted as electrical impulses to 60 electrodes implanted at the back of his eye. these electrodes bypass the damaged retinal cells and stimulate remaining ones connected to the visual center in the brain. the 60 points of light produce a very crude image compared to the millions in someone with healthy vision. dr. eugene de juan helped develop the device and has a financial interest in the company that will sell it. >> this is a rare disease and the device is meant to use in patients that have lost all of their vision and have any vision at all to help see cars go by, people, doors, windows, those kinds of things. >> reporter: lloyd hopes this is one step towards his dream of the improved vision. >> i want it more useful and more useful. because one of those persons-- i'm one of those persons that
have strong expectations and motivations. >> pelley: john lloyd says he wants it more useful. how? >> scott, you know how sometimes you take a digital picture and it's out of focus but there's special software to sharpen it up? there they're developing similar software for this device. they're looking to increase the number of electrodes at the back of the retina, that should provide more pixels and hopefully a better picture. >> pelley: thanks, jon. we did a double take when we saw this story. lloyd's list, a newspaper that covers the maritime industry, has named the crew of the "costa concordia" sea farer of the year. in january, the cruise ship sank off italy, the captain abandoned ship and 32 people died, but the judges cited the crew for bravery in saving more than 3 passengers. the employees of this lest raunt need a second chance at life. steve hartman takes us there "on the road" is next. but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene.
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gwendolyn's cafe in florida. before coming here, michelle we are lean had a hard time getting a job, mainly because when it came to the stakes there was almost nothing she hadn't tried. >> a little heroin-- >> reporter: as a result of her addictions-- >> coke. >> reporter: --the state took away all three of her kids. she's been sober five years now but says most employers don't want that baggage anyhow. when did you think anybody would give you another chance? >> i didn't. >> reporter: and it wasn't just michelle who got a chance. >> cocaine, heroin, alcohol. >> reporter: the owner gave the cook a chance, too, and john the delivery man. >> i was a raving crack cocaine addict. a street variety addict. a five time convicted felon. >> reporter: in fact, just about everyone who works at gwendolyn's is a recovering addict or alcoholic. which makes you wonder what are you thinking, gwendolyn? this whole staff for the most part has admitted to stealing. >> they have. >> reporter: i've admitted to being out of control. >> yes. >> reporter: you ignore all that. why? >> because i like to see them
get better. >> reporter: (laughs) obviously that was just part of the answer. what are you thinking? >> i've been very lucky and i want people to have what i have. >> reporter: gwendolyn howard is a recovering alcoholic herself. since opening her restaurant a couple years ago she has hired about 20 people with similar checkered pasts. does this work out all the time? >> no. (laughs) >> reporter: half the time? >> yeah, half the time. >> reporter: half of your hires are good hires? >> how about half of my hires are incredible hires? >> reporter: gwen says by the time they wouk in here those who do work out are so grateful for the opportunity they more than make up for the disappointments. then, she says, there are the fringe benefits. like watching someone get their life back. or better yet, their family. >> i love you. >> reporter: thanks to a solid job and sobriety, michelle now has all three of her kids back home.
>> it's crazy because i didn't know that it would ever happen. >> reporter: as a business model, what gwen is doing here in fort myers may or may not be prudent. but as a life model she's accomplished something we could all learn from. >> someone has to give them that chance. what if we all just gave one person a chance? >> reporter: like gwen, i bet we'd all find it addicting. steve hartman, "on the road" in fort myers, florida. >> pelley: and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, i'm scott pelley. i'll see you sunday on "60 minutes." good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
breaking news an attempted abduction at a silver springs mcdonalds. a man entered the mcdonald's on colesville road and grabbed a 13-year-old boy waiting at the counter about 1:30 this afternoon. the cops say the suspect identified himself to the police and told the boy he was under arrest. a security guard intervened. the suspect released the boy and ran off. police in the springfield area are on the lookout for a man sneaking up behind women groping them. the latest assault occurred yesterday. the attacker's description fits the same profile as other attacks. police fear there may be other victims. ken molestina has been working this story all day. >> reporter: i'm ken molestina in springfield wherli