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good morning. deadly strike. a drone attack in yemen kills a top leader of al qaeda. an american-born cleric. now there's news that al qaeda's top saudi bombmaker was apparently also killed in the strike, but major questions are being asked about the killing of an american citizen. amanda's appeal. freedom could be just 48 hours away for amanda knox. on monday she'll address the court in italy with a statement she's been writing for the past three months. we'll talk to two of her closest friends about what she might say. jackson drama. paramedics say they could have saved the superstar's life, but dr. conrad murray refused to tell them what really happened.
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how damaging was their testimony in the manslaughter trial? and remarkable rescue. a 67-year-old man survived six days after his car plunges 500 feet off a cliff. eating bugs and leaves. how his three children put clues together to find their dad. early this saturday morning, october 1st, 2011. captioning funded by cbs a bit of a gray start to october here in new york city, but we are welcoming in the new month. good morning to you, and welcome to "the early show". i'm rebecca jarvis. >> i'm russ mitchell. welcome back. you went to china for a bit. >> i was in china for about a week, and it was a fascinating trip, and i'm looking forward to sharing the stories here with viewers because there's monumental things taking place there, and a big impact here on the united states as well. >> we'll talk about it in just a
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bit. our top story is the drone attack that killed anwar al-awlaki. there was a secret memo authorizing the killing. the attack also apparently killed al qaeda's top bomb maker making what the government calls one of the most successful strikes ever. cbs news homeland security correspondent bob orr with more. >> reporter: anwar al-awlaki put him atop the u.s. terror hit list. under the code name objective troy, intelligence for months tracked al-awlaki near his hide-out in yemen. early friday the cia al-awlaki operations for al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. in that role he took the lead in plan and directing efforts to murder innocent americans. >> reporter: awe al-awlaki was killed with three americans.
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khan from north carolina, was the chief propagandist for the terror group. he wrote a newsletter called "inspire." the loss of awlaki is another major blow to al qaeda, coming just five months after the death of osama bin laden. over the past two years awlaki had been connected to three attacks against america. major nadal hassan. he also helped plan to underwear bomb attack and was part of the plot to bring down cargo planes with explosives inside computer printers. but it was awlaki's command of english and his understanding of american culture that made him al qaeda's most effective recruiter of homegrown radicals inside the u.s. >> this is about your willingness to sacrifice for allah. >> reporter: al qaeda may be hard pressed to replace him. >> now here's rebecca.
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>> russ, thank you. it raises the question, what's next for al qaeda and for the answer to that and other parts of the story, we turn to cbs news national security analyst ron. he joins us from our washington bureau this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning, rebecca. >> as we just heard from russ, the justice department authorized this killing of not one, but two americans abroad. what does our law say about doing that? >> well, the administration has tried to make very clear that this was an act of self-defense, that awlaki was part of not only al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, the al qaeda affiliate in yemen, but he was the external operations chief. he was ongoing in his plotting against american citizens. not only having done so in the past, but continuing to do so in an imminent way, and so based on the rules of self-defense, based on the principles that we're at war with al qaeda and the fact that he was a part of the group, self-professed, all of that suggests that it's lawful and
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appropriate to go after him and to kill him. >> given the fact that we are hearing more and more details of american citizens who are joining this fight, who are becoming members of al qaeda, does this make it clearer, does this set a precedent for what the justice department in our government will be doing in the future? >> well, it's a good question, rebecca. if you run the risk of a slippery slope here, and i think people are asking very appropriate questions about what the limits of the government's power can be in terms of going after americans who are part of al qaeda, and we've seen in the recent past that americans have formed more and more part of the al qaeda network. not just anwar al-awlaki, but others. there are important questions to ask about what the process is and what the procedures are to determine who is an imminent danger to the united states? >> who is waiting in the wings to take al-awlaki's place? >> well, this is important with al-awlaki. i don't think he is replaceable
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immediately. he was the pied piper for western recruits. he was somebody who could speak to western ears. i don't think he is replaceable in the near term. one thing is he was not the key leader of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. there is a growing group and problem in yemen, and this group remains a danger not just to the united states, but to the countries in that region. >> and that group is on the fbi most wanted list. i also want to get to retaliation and the fear of retaliatory attacks following this drone strike. is there a concern in the government we will see that? >> there is, rebecca. you have seen the fbi now put out a bulletin warning of potential retaliation. awlaki inspired numerous individuals. he was radicalizing via his on-line videos and sermons, so he has a following, and there may be retaliation. >> we appreciate you joining us, as always. have a great weekend. >> thank you. the retrial of american amanda knox in italy could take
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a sdis i turn on monday. she was convicted of murdering her british roommate four years ago. knox denies it, and her appeal is wrapping up. cbs news correspondent peter van zandt from "48 hours mystery" is in perugia with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, russ. let me show you the morning headline here. take a look. it says "guilty amanda could flee forever." nothing like unbiassed coverage. well, the retrial here in italy involving the former honor student from seattle is nearing its end. >> reporter: the nearly year-long appeal trial of american amanda knox and her former boyfriend is expected to come to a dramatic end on monday when the two plan to stand and give speeches to jurors proclaiming their innocence. >> this will be the speech of her life. is she ready? >> i believe she is. she's been thinking about it for well over three months, you know, and so i think it's been very heart felt, and it will be
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truly her, and hopefully it will go over well. >> reporter: much of the evidence from the first murder trial has been dismissed, including dna and eyewitness accounts. amanda still must address her false confession to police in november 2007 that led to her arrest and the arrest of both her boyfriend and former boss whom she implicated. >> i would like to believe it's almost over, but i have to have respect for the court because they are the ones that make the decision, and they are the ones that are going to make the decision, so we'll just have to wait and see what they say. >> reporter: in his final statement to the court prosecutor juliano menini once again attacked the character of amanda knox and her ex-boyfriend. with his case in sham bells, he has focused on feelings, suggesting to jurors the two must be guilty because they didn't pay enough attention to bloody pictures of the victim meredith kercher, which were
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shown in court. >> i didn't see a whole bunch of material that was really being presented, which means to me that the case is going to be a challenge for them. >> reporter: menini also claimed yesterday that the knox family had what he called an escape plan for amanda should she be found not guilty. >> i have heard scenarios of private jets and million dollar deals and all this stuff, and this is complete, complete fabrication. i don't know where this escape thing is coming from. >> reporter: escape. if amanda knox is found not guilty in this kashgs she's expected to take a commercial flight back home and be in seattle on tuesday or wednesday. for what it's worth, russ, the sentiment here machining italian journalists that both amanda knox and rafeala will be found not guilty. >> we'll see you later in the broadcast. thank you. also in perugia are two of
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amanda's friends. andrew testified in her original trial two years ago. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> jessica, i'll begin with you. i know you and amanda communicate by letter. what is she telling you? how is she handling all this? >> she's amazing. she always finds a way to try to make sure that everyone that tha she loves is all right and to stay involved in our lives while she's going through this, and she's really brave. she's the kind of friend that you are proud to get to claim. >> how difficult is it for you to hear the prosecution saying the things that they are saying about amanda? >> it's incredibly painful to hear the character assassination every day, especially when i know she had absolutely nothing to do with this, and i know it really wear on her and it's hard for her to hear. people saying outright lies about her character. >> jessica, same question for you. again, as her friend, how
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emotional is it for you to sit in that courtroom? >> i always tell myself that no matter how angry or hurt i feel, it can't possibly compare to what she's feeling, so i try to put it aside and be supportive in the best way that i possibly kshgs but i think what must be worse for her is that it feels so reminiscent of the first time that this happened, and that's all that she heard was these horrible lies about who she was and what she had done. >> andrew, amanda will address the court on monday in her own defense. what would you like her to say? >> i think it would be great if she says what she's been trying to say for nearly four years now. that she had nothing to do with this and meredith was her friend, and she misses her a great deal, and it devastated her when she was killed. it just made it worse when it all got turned around on her. >> if amanda is set free, what do you think the first thing she's going to do is? >> make a decision for herself. exercise her free will.
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i don't know specifically what the first thing she wants to do. i know she talked about just wanting to spend time outside, to have a conversation where nobody tells her when she has to stop talking, and i think just getting herat onmy back will be the best gift of all. >> you testified, andrew, in the first trial, as we said, as a character witness for amanda. as you watch the proceedings right now and having been through the process before, how optimistic are you that your friend will be going home? >> i definitely feel better than i have before. you know, it was very reassuring that there was the entire independent review of all the dna evidence, and i'm hopeful. cautiously hopeful. >> andrew, jessica, joining us from perugia, italy today. we thank you so much. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> and now here's rebecca. russ, we turn to the legal analysis of the case, and we soon look at what could happen next. michael griffith is an international criminal attorney.
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thanks for joining us. >> good morning, rebecca. thank you. >> amanda addresses the court monday, and we anticipate there might be a very quick verdict in all of this. do you think it could happen as quickly as monday? >> i expect it will. the judge has been involved in this case for years now. >> what's the process to getting said verdict? >> well, it's not a jury trial like the u.s. the judge is the one -- it's an appeals court, and they'll go into a meeting, and the three of them will reach a verdict, and i suspect they will reach a verdict in spite of the fact that the arguments haven't finished up yet. >> you think they already know what they're going to say sf. >> i think so. >> what do you think that will be? >> not guilty. >> what will that mean for amanda? >> if she's got any brain, she'll get on a plane immediately and get back to the states before they file maybe another appeal or come up with something else. you know, i was a lawyer for billy hayes in the midnight express, and there's a lot of
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pressure on italy now, as there was on turkey. this is bad for italy. i think they want to get rid of her. snoo what you are saying is amanda can come to the united states. if she's not guilty, she can hop a plane the next moment? >> that's what i would advise her. she's had her stay in italy. enough is enough. amanda, get home where they can't touch you. >> if the verdict is guilty, she's already been sentenced to 26 years in prison. where would she serve the remainder of that sentence? >> there's a transfer treating process, which actually i developed. the council of europe has transfers with 46 different countries, and the u.s. is part of that process, and she could be transferred to a u.s. prison where she has to spend the whole 26 years, but due to parole, probation, or work release, it's possible for her to get off earlier than that, and the good thing about that is she can see her parents. she can eat the kind of food she memorially eats and take college
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lessons, get psychological help, which she couldn't get in an italian prison. >> the bottom line, though, sounds like she's coming back to the united states guilty or not guilty. she has that ability and that right to under the law too. >> eventually. sometimes you can get transferred, but i think she'll transfer her to get rid of her if she's fount guilty. i have a suspicion she'll be found not guilty. >> we appreciate you being with us. >> thanks, rebecca. >> now here's russ. >> rebecca, thank you. now to the republican race for the white house. there is word that the field is about to get more crowded. sources say new jersey governor chris christie is on the verge of coming into the race despite months of strong denials. john dickerson joins us with the latest from washington. good morning to you. >> good morning, russ. >> chris christie has said what don't you understand about this, i am not running for president. what are you hearing? >> well, he has said that a lot, and for a long time those close to him said he really meant, it and he came -- he had a whole stack of reasons of why he
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wasn't running, and now, though, the sheer volume of people who have asked him to get into the race has changed his mind, and so he has been giving it serious consideration. i've talked to people who have talked to him recently, and i have gotten two different answers. one who thinks he is really leaning to get into the rashgs and the other was not so sure. the longest we'll have to wait is a week. we may hear, though, a lot earlier than that early in the week or midweek next week. >> not only is governor christie said i'm not getting into the race time and time again, but he also said i'm not ready for that yet. could that come back to bite him if he does? >> absolutely. he will have to eat all of those words and spend his first few weeks explaining again and again as he goes from state to state why he suddenly thinks he is ready, and part of this election will be about the fact that barack obama was not ready. that's the republican claim. certainly all of christie's opponents who have more executive experience than he does, the other governors in the race, will point to governor
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christie's previous remarks and say, you know, we have more experience than you do, and so he will be having to listen to his own words quite a lot. >> why do you think that governor christie has become the darling in many republican circles? >> well, there are people -- there are members of the sort of republican establishment that don't like the current field. they're not excited about mitt romney who has had a good strong campaign, but doesn't excite people, and there are a lot of people who think they have a great opportunity. that barack obama is quite vulnerable that, this is a republican year, and they really want a candidate who has that authenticity. you hear that time and again with people talking about governor christie. they want somebody who can excite voters and who has some authenticity, and that's why they're backing him, but the big, big question is how many people really are screaming for christie candidacy, or is it just people who raise money and who have access to columnists or the columnists themselves who are making this case, and we'll find that out if he comes into the race. >> let's look at the big
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picture. florida is moving up its primary to early january. what does that do to the race? >> it mess everything up. florida is now going to be on the 31st of january. that means that new hampshire, iowa, south carolina, and nevada will all move up their process, so now the whole thing starts earlier, and that means for christie or palin who might jump in the race, they have to get started even faster. it means they have such a short time period before those first contests. it also means those four early states will lose half of their delegates, which means that the process may elongate because that means if you win in those early states, it doesn't mean as much as it used to. you have to keep competing. that puts a premium on money and organization chshgs should help mitt romney who has both those things. >> it mess everything up. nothing unclear about that. it is now 18 minutes past the hour. let's take a look at this morning's headlines. the rest of the headlines. cbs news correspondent betty nguyen is is he news desk. i'll try not to mess things up.
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dozens of people, they are recovering this morning from injuries when their amtrak train collided with a tractor-trailer near oakland, california, late last night. more than 200 people were on that train. several passengers suffered minor injuries. mostly bumps and bruises. the collision happened at a railroad crossing in a rural area. investigators are trying to determine the cause of that crash. at least 18 people were killed in iraq after a car bomb exploded at a crowded shiite funeral. friday's attack came as mourners gathered outside a mosque about 50 miles south of baghdad. dozens were injured. sectarian strikes in iraq have increased as u.s. troops prepare to leave at the end of the year. and there's been another death linked to listeria in cantaloupes. this time in colorado. 15 people have now died in 19 states and dozens more have been sickened. the cantaloupes were taken off the market more than two weeks ago, but dr. thomas freeden of the centers for disease control told russ earlier there may be
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more cases. >> because listeria can take up to three weeks or even a more or two to make someone sick, we do expect to see continuing cases in the weeks ahead. >> you mentioned that listeria -- cantaloupe for jensen farms, do we know at this point how the listeria got into the cantaloupe? >> the food and drug investigating that, and we think we may know hor in the coming days and weeks. >> it was traced a single farm, jensen farms in colorado. we know how casey anthony reacted when she found out that the remains of a small child, most likely her missing daughter, caylee, were discovered three years ago. the judge who prided over her murder trial ordered the release of jailhouse video late friday. >> reporter: hyperventilating and bent over in grief. a newly released prison video shows a grainy image of casey anthony as she learned a child's body had been discovered in a
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swamp near her parents' orlando home. it would be more than a week before the body was identified as that of her 2-year-old daughter caylee. this video shot in 2008, but released friday had been under seal, considered too inflammatory to show jurors. >> we addressed this issue the first time. we had specific concerns, and the main concern, of course, was keeping this from the public view initially to not prejudice miss anthony's right to a fair trial. >> we the jury find the defendant not guilty. >> anthony was acquitted of killing her daughter in july, and ten minutes later she walked out of jail a free woman for the first time in three years. since the three months of anthony's she's become a different kind of prisoner, forced into hiding from threats of the public who largely believe she was guilty, and though cleared of murder, anthony's legal troubles are far from over. anthony remains in florida on probation for check fraud and
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looking for work after a court ordered her to repay taxpayers $97,000 for sending police on a wild goose chase. in the weeks after caylee was reported missing. about 22 minutes after the hour. here's lonnie quinn with a check of the weather. it's october 1st. hard to believe we're already here. >> temperatures are all over the place. check out these weather headlines. it's a little bit of everything out there. we are cooling down in the northeast. meanwhile, it's more like summer in the rockies. this is all about the jet stream. now, the jet stream flows this time of year kind of like a big old roller coaster, and wherever you get the dip in the jet stream, that's where you fill in with cold canadian air. you also have a cold front pressure that we have been dealing with in the northeast day after day after day. wherever you get the ridge, that's where the warm air fills in. by midweek all of this will transition to the east, so the eastern half of the country will find milder air and sunny skies. that's a quick look at the national picture. here's a closer look at the weather for your weekend.
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>> make take great saturday. >> lonnie, thank you. coming up, we have a courtroom bombshell. pair 34edices testifying in the manslaughter trial of michael jackson's doctor say they could have saved the superstar. and we're going to have a sum toit help you make the right financial decisions in this tough economy. here are some of our folks and our experts. you are watching ""the early show"" on cbs.
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what's in your wallet? were you crying? yeah. welcome back to "the early show" this 1st day of october. looking gloomy earlier, but looks like the sun is out in new york city. we like that. >> we are doing something today that we started this back in july. we had a job summit. the reason people like russ and i get into this business is because we really genuinely want to help people and after that job summit not to toot our own horn, but we helped three of the people who came to the summit without jobs find jobs, and that was a great moment for us and, obviously, hopefully a great moment for them as well. >> going to have -- they're going to have questions of our experts as well. with stocks plunging and incomes dropping for the first time in two years, let's have
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another look at our beautiful group of folks who are going to ask our experts questions about their personal finances. it's all coming up in just a bit. first, week one of the manslaughter trial of michael jackson's doctor wrapped up on friday. testimony from paramedics who tried in vein to save jackson. the doctor's conduct and vague information about jackson's condition did not add up to what they were seeing. cbs correspondent bill whitaker reports. >> reporter: did you ever see any sign of life in mr. jackson during the entire time that you were attempting to save him? >> no, i did not. >> emergency rushed to jackson's bedroom, saying the singer appeared to be dead when they arrived. >> his skin was very cool to the touch. his eyes were open. they were dry. his pupils were dilated. when i hooked up the ekg machine, it was flat lined. >> reporter: testimony bolstered accounts of dr. conrad murray
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scooping vials of medicine into a black bag as he minimized jackson's condition. never mentioning the powerful drug in the pop star's system. >> did dr. murray provide you any information as to what dr. murray was treating him for? >> yes, did he. >> what did he say? >> he was treating him for dehydration. >> that's all? >> that's all. >> it's a reflection of a guilty conscience because he is intentionally covering up what medication he gave michael jackson, and it also shows a calus indifference to his patient because possibly his patient could have been revived or saved. >> reporter: paramedics say they wanted to declare jackson bed deed in his bedroom. it was murray who insisted the singer be taken to the hospital. though through it all, they never saw any signs of life. bill whitaker, cbs news, los angeles. now let's take a closer look at the trial. to do that we have former federal prosecutor sonny hostin.
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what surprised you the most? >> conrad murray's behavior. prosecutors want to show consciousness of guilt. rather than attending his patient, he is grabbing drug vials. that is very unusual, and the prosecution wants the jurors to infer that he knew he had done something wrong. something is just not right. that really is damaging evidence for him. >> i was going to say, the defense is going to have to put on his case yet. if you are the defense, you are -- it is your turn up to bat, what do you do? >> have you to address it. you have to explain that behavior. certainly a lot of people are saying conrad murray has to take the stand. that's risk where i. i don't know if he is going to take the stand, but i always remind people trials are marathons, not sprints. we're in the first week here. this is a very, very good defense team. it's too soon to call it, but it isn't looking great in terms of conrad murray. >> one of the paramedics said as soon as he arrived he asked dr.
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murray about medications and dr. murray said no. he gave no pension at all of propofol. he did mention a light drug. how is the prosecution trying to spin that? >> again, it looks like consciousness of guilt. he is a physician. if you are giving your patient something that your patient is supposed to have, why not tell the emts, the people that are there to help and you to help your patient, the truth? he didn't mention propofol or a lot of the drugs that were in michael jackson's system. again, consciousness of guilt, and that's what the prosecution wants to show. this is a doctor that wasn't behaving as a doctor. he was way beyond the standard of care, way beyond what a normal doctor in the same circumstance would do. >> prosecution's case also is relying on this timeline, when michael jackson died, when he was declared dead. what did we learn from that 911 tape that we heard? >> you know, i think the timeline is so crucial, and what we learned was 911 was called about 12:20. we also know that around 11:49
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he placed a call to a patient. 11:51, a call to a girlfriend, and then the call dropped, so between 11:51 and 12:20, 911 wasn't called. that, again, is who does that? who doesn't call 911? a reasonable doctor would have called. a doctor deviating of the standard of care would not. we're talking about 30 minutes. the emt said that they thought michael jackson was already dead. cool skins, eyes open, mouth agape, hands, palms facing up. looks like a dead body to them. >> let me go back to something earlier. you said it would be risky for conrad murray to take the stand. does he really have a choice in this case? >> i think so. again, very, very good defense team. they haven't made that decision yet. they're check it out. they want to see how this case is going. >> sure. >> i don't know that he will testify. it's always so risky. we're talking about he has to be able to with stand cross-examination by these very, very seasoned prosecutors.
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never a good idea really for a defense to take the stand. >> you'll be watching. we'll be talking to you. thank you so much for coming in today. see you next time. it is 35 minutes -- make it 36 minutes past the hour. lonnie quinn has another check of the weather. >> you are nothing if not precise. let me show you what i've got for your weather headlines as we start off october. welcome to october 1st. the tropics are certainly active. we have owe feel kwa and philippe over the atlantic, and we are not too far behind the record-setting pace of 2005 where we ran out of alphabet letters and had to move into the greek alphabet. right now we have category three ophelia with 120-mile-per-hour winds and philippe, both of which should not make landfall in the u.s. i'll keep a close eye on that, but talk about how you're not too far behind 2005. at this point october 1st in 2005 you were up to the s storm. stan had just formed. here with philippe. we're only two storms behind that pace. keep in hind, the hurricane alphabet, we don't use the
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letter q. just two storms behind that pace in 2005. that's a quick look at the international picture, if you will. here's a closer look at the weather for your weekend. a great saturday. i'll tell you, for a good 80% of the country it's a quiet day out there. rebecca. >> that's what we like to hear. thanks, lonnie. coming up next, we have a money summit to help any difficult economic times. our experts right here are going to answer the panel questions. everything everyone here has to ask about their personal finance wrshz this is "the early show" on cbs. ♪
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that is why it is critical to make the right financial decisions, and we brought together a group of people who are just as concerned with their personal finance questions as you are, and here to help answer them, cbs money watch special contributor ray martin. he is also a certified financial planner and personal finance expert carmen wong ulrich. she's author of "the real cost of living." great to have everyone here. always great to have you, ray and carmen, with us as well. >> good to be here, rebecca. >> we want to begin with a question from trish. good morning to you, trish. >> good morning. >> feel free to ask. shoot away. >> i normally don't carry credit card balances, but with a new business and ongoing expenses, i receive offers all the time from credit card conditions to take write out a check to myself for 0% interest for a year. as long as i pay it in full before the interest rate kicks in, is this a good idea to use one of these? >> yeah, trish, that's the thing. there's a reason why banks are offering you free money for a period of time. they know that most people don't pay that money back on time.
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as a result, the higher interest, penalty, and fees. before you take out that offer, get two magnifying glasses, and read that paper carefully. know when that free interest rate ends, know when it kicks up to a higher rate or you are a penalty rate. know what the interest and fenlts are. you could be playing with a loaded gun. >> thank you. >> do you feel like that answers your question, trish? >> yes. sfla. >> great. basically, gout to look at the fine print, butture not saying not to do, right? >> just be very careful here, and look at other option ifs you have them. >> james joy, you have a question for carmen. >> hi, carmen. >> hello. >> big ticket home renovations, should i move forward with them, or put the money in the bank? >> well, that depends. it depends. how are you doing in terms of cash and your retirement, and you're young, but let's look forward. >> kind of cash and credit card. >> you have credit cards. >> yes. stoo here's the thing, how much equity do you have in your home? >> practically none right now. >> you probably shouldn't be
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doing this. home renovations right now are for folks who have ample savings in the bank, you are on track for retirement, you have no credit card debt, and you have enough equity in the home that basically either you could borrow from the home or -- you're adding value to a house that you already have some stake in. you need to build equity in that house. i would say if you can do smaller budget changes, whether it's painting or just small things thaw can do on your own right now and really get rid of that credit card debt first, save up that cash savings and save for retirement all simultaneously, and the house eventually as it hopefully goes up in value and you stay put, then you can put more into it. >> thank you. >> you are welcome. thank you for your question. great question. michael, now you have a question for ray. >> yes, thanks, rebecca. ray, i was cure yushgs if there's a rule when financing a car or a house, what percentage of your monthly income is safe to invest into one of those? >> great question. are you going to get a little financial education here. what are you asking about is debt to income ratio. what percentage of my monthly gross income could i pay towards
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a housing payment or towards other debt? th the ratio i like to use, no more than 25% of your monthly gross income towards your housing payment. that's your mortgage, taxes, insurance. okay? no more than 25%. and on all other debt, your car payments, student loans, credit card debt, all our debts shouldn't be more than 5% of your monthly gross income. that's the two combined that are never more than 30% of your monthly income. think about that because you are going to pay 32% towards taxes. that's going to leave you a little left for just living and savings. keep those ratios in mind here. less is better. i would be under that, if you can. >> great advice. ray, carmen, thank you. thanks to you, michael, and to all of you for your questions. we want you to stick with us, because we're going to have more of our money summit when we return right here on "the early show" on cbs. get your cash back! oh, hi. which cash back booth looks better to you,
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contributor and certified financial planner ray martin, and personal finance expert carmen wong ulrich. they are answering our panel questions about the money issues most on their minds, and these are very common as and are on everyone's mind these days. you have a great question. why don't you ask it? >> i have a quo building on personal credit. i have a great network, but i sabotaged my credit with defaulting on small bills and parking tickets. i'm looking to buy a house soon. what can i do to build that back up and return my credit? >> you've taken care of those small items, right? remember when we were in school, and you got straight as in everything, but you got one d. remember that? that was first semester. >> who remembers that, carmen? come on. >> and then a couple -- by the time in your last semester, you have all these great as, but that d stays there. however, as time passes and you continue to get as, meaning you manage your credit really, really well, that d loses its power. it really will reduce how much
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influence it has on the rest of your credit report, and you're young. in your 20s there's month way possible to have a perfect credit score because one-third of your score is credit history. you don't have much history so you can't have that perfect score yet. you just need time and good credit management and actually it has nothing to do with your net worth at all, just how you manage your credit. it will build your credit and make it better and better over time. give it a year. even two years. you'll be in fantastic shape. >> okay. >> you're ready to get back on the honor roll? >> yes, i am. >> margaret has the next question. >> good morning, carmen. my question is about financing a college tuition for our daughter. should we borrow against our home if we want a credit since the interest rates are low, or instead should we let her take out her own student loans? >> oh, please don't go at the house. leave the house alone. here's the thing. think about and talk to your daughter about what's going happen if you were to -- what i call -- mortgage literally and figuratively mortgage your retirement for her school. does she want to take care of
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you down the road? she has a lot more time to pay the student loans than you have to prepare for retirement, so please, do not mortgage your home. interest rates look low right now. they may not always be that way. especially with home equity line of credit, that interest rate can change, and you really need and want to pay off that home before retirement so, i would say do not touch the house, don't touch your retirement fund. let her borrow for school. look for subsidyized federal loans, go in search at and do it with her. let her know that it seems like a lot of debt, but here's the thing. you'll be okay in retirement, and she won't have to take care of you. >> we also have a question from edmond for ray. >> thank you. good morning, ray. i have a question about the different kinds of iras i keep hearing about. which one is best for me? how much should i be putting in, and also what will that be by the time i retire?
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after tax contributions all the money grows tax-free. everything you take out is completely tax-free. all the growth. there's also a roth 401k contribution. many employers offer that feature. after tax contributions, but all the money grows completely tax-free when you take it out. take a look at those two options. i like roth 401k because your employer may match your contribution. s then roth ira, can you do an additional $5,000 a year. you just do $5,000 a year for the next 35 years until you're, like, age 62, okay? you could have almost $700,000 tax-free in a roth ira, which is a couple hundred thousand more than you would have nay traditional ira, all tax-free. >> great. carmen. thanks to all of you. we appreciate it. if you have questions about your finances, go to our website, where our experts will be able to help immediately after our broadcast. this is "the early show" on cbs.
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dislocated shoulder, a broke know arm, and multiple fractures in his back and rib. >> it's astonishing he has done as well as he has. when the details of his story became apparent to me, i was actually shocked at how well he was doing. >> reporter: he had taken the same plunge made by another car some time earlier. that driver died. as he sat wedged for six long days, he survived drinking creek water and eating whatever he could find. >> eating off of leafs, grass, and ants. >> reporter: he told doctors he was scared, but he was hopeful rescuers would come. what he didn't know was that family members became arm chair detectives tracking credit card purchases and then his cell phone use, and when the break finally came -- >> it wasn't just law enforcement. it was real people like us. it was a banker. it was a grocery clerk that pulled all this stuff together. >> reporter: sandra hughes, valencia, california. >> lucky guy on so many different levels.
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a partly cloudy day in new york city. october 1st. i'm at the store the other day, i'm seeing christmas cards. >> already. >> what? >> it's not even halloween yet. >> that's crazy. >> that's insane. >> it is. good morning. i'm russ mitchell. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. we won't be doing any more talk about christmas and halloween today on "the early show". it might feel like christmas for some people when the iphone 5 debuts this week. sdoo that's right. it's announced this week. it's going to be interesting. they say it's a fascinating device. some folks in our staff are going to start camping out at the apple store, which is right around the corner. >> it's also going to be interesting to see because this is the first time that apple debuted the products without steve jobs at the helm, so we'll
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have to see how does tim cook do, how does the stock possibly react and what does this new iphone have that the old one doesn't? >> that's going to come in a bit. nice trips you can make this fall as well. viewing the leaves, nice cool nights, sunny days. >> love this time of year, but you always wonder, you know, you go to a location, if it's the right time to see the foliage because you could miss it by just a week. >> that's true. it's actually true because the weather, all sorts of factors involved. we're going to help you out this morning. >> yes, we are. first, we are turning to the latest on the case of amanda knox. monday promises to be another emotional day for her and her family. amanda knox is expected to address the court in perugia, italy, with the final statements she's been working on for months. then she could finally find out if she'll go free. let's go out to "48 hours mystery" correspondent peter van zandt. peter, good morning. what is the latest? >> reporter: good morning. well, things are looking very positive for amanda knox. among the italian journalists
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covering this, there is a feeling that she will be found not guilty, which is quite an accomplishment when you realize there was this tsunami of tabloid coverage for years calling her a she-level, promiscuous, drug-using, manipulator, that she held the knife that killed meredith kercher, on and on. that entire case is false. that entire case has crumbled around the prosecutor's ankles. it's looking good for amanda. >> peter, why do with you think this appeal, this case is so much different than the first go round? >> reporter: what happens this time was the judge ordered that a scientific panel review the evidence. they discovered 54 major mistakes by the crime scene investigators, and they also -- which we reported three years ago -- they also determined that the dna evidence wasn't dna evidence at all. that the piece of evidence that really damned amanda was the notion that her dna was on the handle of the knife and the victim's dna was on the blade, but what was really on the blade
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was residue from -- i kid you not. this entire case has been a farce, and it's now out there for the world to see. >> well, we appreciate you sharing all of it with us. peter of "48 hours mystery," thank you. now here's russ. >> rebecca, thank you. joining us from philadelphia is amanda knox's u.s. attorney, simon. how is the family doing? how optimistic are family members? >> i have been in touch constantly with the family, and, as you know, this has been a four-year nightmarish marathon, but the family has rallied. they showed incredible resilience. we've maintained a certain cautious optimism, but to be candid, i think there's a greater emphasis now on the optimism side, and there's good reason to believe so because just as your report indicated, with respect to this appeal, every aspect of the case, every
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fact that has been re-examined and appears to be redetermined has fell completely squarely on the side of amanda. we remain very hopeful, as does the family. stoo let's talk about amanda knox's appeal to the court, which she will make on monday, a personal appeal. what do you expect her to say? >> the expectation is she'll deliver a heart felt, empassioned plea, first, giving her severe condolences, providing her sincere condolences for the loss of meredith and to her people, but at the same time explain very clearly and very factually why this has been a monumental wrongful conviction. >> in closing arguments prosecutors spoke of amanda and her ex-boyfriend by saying, "they killed for no reason and for this had he should be given the maximum sentence, which, lucky in italy is not the death sentence." when you hear something like that, what goes through your mind? >> well, i think it's just one more attempt at overreaching. it's an unjustified attempt to
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vilify amanda. we know at trial the prosecution had a constant ever-changing theory of motive. none of which were ever proven, and, finally, after each one, whether it was satanic ritual or sex games gone wild or theft, they ultimately had to prove there was no moefsh, and then ultimately, they said, well, if there is no motive, it should cause a greater sentence. we realize the lack of basis for that, and we know it was expected, but we hope it falls on deaf ears, and the court actually evil waits profound absence of evidence and renders a verdict that will return amanda home. >> if amanda's conviction is overturned, do you expect her to return to seattle immediately? what kind of life do you expect she'll have? >> yes. all of these things have been carefully considered by the family and amanda, and i think we are all focused on monday and
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the jury's verdict. once that happens and we're certainly hopeful and prayerful that it will be the right result, i mean, when you -- when the story is ultimately told about the constant unwavering support and devotion of this family, you can really see why they're deserving of our support, our admiration, and our prayers, and let's hope for the best. >> theodore simon joining us from philadelphia today. thank you very much. we appreciate it. now for more of the headlines, let's head about six feet -- ten feet, 12 feet -- >> i say close by. >> betty nguyen at the news desk. >> good morning to you. nato has just announced another victory in the war against terror. the alliance says coalition forces captured a senior leader of an afghan crime family, the hakani network. the terror group has worked with al qaeda and the taliban. the u.s. says they staged last month's attack on the u.s. embassy in kabul.
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president obama says the strategies remain on track for u.s. forces to withdraw from afghanistan by next year. the u.s. has 33,000 troops in afghanistan. and that drone strike that killed two top al qaeda years in yemen appeared to have paid an extra dividend. it may also have killed a top al qaeda bombmaker. u.s. officials believe he was responsible for making the explosive hidden in underwear during the foiled attempt to blow up a plane over detroit two years ago. it's also believed he is tied to last year's attempted bombing with printers shipped on a cargo plane. attorneys for dr. conrad murray, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of michael jackson could face a contempt of court charge. that's because the law partner of dr. murray's defense counsel, ed chernoff criticized a prosecution witness on television. that was in violation of the judge's order against speaking about the case outside of court. the judge said he was shocked and scheduled a contempt hearing
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for next month. well, it turns out congress really can work to get something done with bipartisan effort. republicans and democrats came together to extend legislation is noting research and treatment for autism. the president signed the bill into law yesterday. former nbc chairman bob wright who with his wife susan co-founded the group autism speaks, and they praised the passage of the bill in the tough fiscal times. >> this bill was done in a bipartisan way, and it extends the last year of the act was this year, and it's three more years for $693 million. >> autism speaks says that since the law was passed significant advances have been made in autism research. sflirchlgt now a programming note. as you probably heard, andy rooney is giving up his regular spot on "60 minutes" tomorrow night, so he may appear from time to time in the future. andy began appearing on "60 minutes" back in 1978. he has written 1,097 original
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essays for the program, but before andy makes his final regular appearance this sunday, morley shafer will take a look at his life and his work. >> reporter: for andy having the demeanor of an unmade bed -- >> this is what i look like in real life. you surprised? >> reporter: and the persona of a surly kurmugeon was no act. >> there's no doubt about it, dogs are nicer than people. >> reporter: people say is rooney really like that? is rooney really like that? i say you can bet on it. for example, if you just walk down the street, do people come up and ask you for the other half? you get very prikley -- >> what kind of person wants my name on a piece of paper? >> i heard you say to people, look, i get paid to write. >> oh, you're right, but i still do it, and have i no intention of stopping.
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i just don't sign autographs. >> you can watch andy's final regular appearance on "60 minutes" tomorrow following football on the east coast. i have to admit, i am going to miss him on that show. you know, he has an office right down the hall from ours, rebecca, and it's always nice to see him out and about in the hallways. he will be missed. >> he was the first person i saw at cbs news where i picked up the phone, called my parents and said, oh, my gosh, you're not going to believe who i just saw in the hallway. >> andy rooney. and he is not cutting his eyebrows. >> i did the exact same thing. the first time i saw him in the elevator. >> lucky you did not ask for an autogra autograph. >> i remember the first time he said hi russ, i think i called everybody in my family. >> he knows my name. >> we're going to miss him. >> yeah, we are. >> he is going to be back on occasion on "60 minutes." >> ten minutes past the hour. i called my mom when i met lonnie for the first time as well. >> yeah, right. i don't think -- all andy asks me is how the weather is going to go?
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it's like walking behind santa claus. everybody comes up to him. this is what i have for you in terms of weather headlines. welcome to october. it is october 1 today. it's a month of extremes. in south dakota it's the perfect example. today in sioux falls it will be 69 degrees. sioux falls, south dakota. rapid city, south dakota, 91. why? we have a high pressure system west of wisconsin pulling in cold air on one side, warm air on the other so, you have some places like -- well, like around sioux falls. you are picking up frost advisories. lows 20 to 30 degrees below average. then on the back side of the high, boom, the warm air. rapid city, boise, you are looking at temperatures 20 to 25 degrees above average. can you believe that? that's a quick look at the national picture. here's a closer look at the weather for your weekend.
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sxwlirchlgts in this morning's health watch national breast cancer awareness month begins today, and despite the progress being made, the average american woman still has a one in eight chance of developing the disease. sobering statistics. here with a look at where weave come and how far we've come with this is dr. alicia, she's the chief of breast surgery and
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co-director of the dubin breast care center at mount sinai hospital here in new york. thank you for being with us. how far have we come in this fight? >> i think the areas of progress that we've made are in both early detection and in newer treatments that offer women significantly increased number of women greater survival overall, so we have clearly a heck of a lot more work to do to make sure that every woman survives this deadly disease, but for many, many women survival is quite good. >> and when we look at just the change in the times, if you go back to the 1970s, survival rate, five years, about 75%. today you say it's upwards of 90%. >> right. for early stage breast cancer, the survival rate is quite high, and i think that the key statement is early stage breast cancer, and that's really contingent on early detection. think about what happened in the 1980s. increased use of mammograms and so forth. mammograms are the tool that
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allows us to find cancer at an early stage before it becomes a big lump and this allows for better survival. the introduction of ma'amo graphy in the 1980s and early detection played a huge role in deincreased death rates from breast cancer. sdroo there is so much confusion still today, though, over early detection, how to detect, whether or not a mammogram is right, and what age do you begin? what do you recommend? >> the benefits of mammograms, it's crystal clear. mammograms do save lives. the biggest controversy was when to start them. we have always mn that mammograms starting at the age of 40 reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer. the controversy over the fact was over the fact that in the 40 to 50 year age group you have to do more mammograms and do more buy opsies to detect breast cancer, so what the united states prevention service task force was saying about a year or
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two ago and why the controversy arose is they said maybe it's not worth it to do all of these biopsies, and those of us that do this and are in the trenches trying to cure breast cancer, continue to advocate for mammograms in that age group. >> where do you see the future of breast cancer, breast cancer awareness, and research and new science development in the next ten to 20 years going? >> right. i think one of the things that is really exciting is the fact that not only are we working on developing newer imageing techniques to pick up breast cancer earlier and earlier, but we're working on improving the techniques that we have. for example, mammography. we have the duben breast cancer, a 3-d mammogram machine, and this will hopefully improve on
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the technology that we have. we don't know if f it will pick up cancers earlier, but the optimism and the hope is that we'll be able to do so. >> thank you for what you do. thank you for being with us. thank you for fighting the good fight. we appreciate it. for more on the latest in the fight against breast cancer, go to our partner in health, web and search breast cancer. now here's russ. >> okay, rebecca, thank you. up next apple announces a big event and starts an i-frenzy. it's the first roll-out since legendary ceo steve jobs resigned. we'll talk to our tech expert about a possible iphone 5. it's more than possible. we'll tell you what to expect. this is "the early show" on cbs. hershey's drops. a lot of hershey's happiness in a little drop of chocolate. pure hershey's. dude, we got the same fries... naw, these fries right here smell like ea sports games for life!
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zimplt the i-frenzy has started. it has everybody talking iphone 5. on tuesday, october 49, at 4:00 a.m. apple will make a big announcement about the iphone. the ledge enary ceo had stepped down, and this is the first. here with what we can expect, katie. katie, good morning to you.
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always a big deal when apple announces something. this is so gircht and so important. >> no one owns the frenzy quite like the apple brand, but tuesday should be interesting on a number of fronts. first, let's started with hardware. obviously, we're talking iphone 5. we might also see an iphone 4 add, an incremental upgrade. we don't know if we'll see one phone or two. the amount of web sites and amount perform blogs of people talking about what to expect, even al gore was in on it this time around. many people don't know that he sits on the apple board, and he was giving a speech in south africa about a week and a half ago, and he said how about those iphones coming out next week? we're all, like, oh, does that mean that there's multiple? on the hardware side, it's interesting. a lot of people are thinking about this. every september they do a refresh of the ipod line. i think we have something exciting to see on tuesday with that as well. even more notably in terms of presentation, as you said, this will be the first time we see tim cook now leading the presentation. >> if are you tim cook, do you try to be steve jobs?
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do you try to -- the jeans and the black sweater. what do do you? >> are we going to see steve jobs come on even for a second. i think his role -- i think if apple plays it right, it will be very minimal, if at all on tuesday. i think maybe a video message at most. they need to make it clear that tim is running the ship here now, and they are confident in him steering it. i think tim cook plays tim cook. i don't think he tries to be steve or anything, but i think he has the utmost respect for him. let me tell you something. all eyes on him. the pressure is on for investors and the pressure is on for the apple brand to make this as absolutely smooth as possible. >> i was going to ask you, what does announcing something like this mean to the apple brand, to the value of the company? >> it's huge. it blew my mind. last quarter apple had revenue of $22.4 million i phones alone. they hope to have 16.5 million. if those sales keep going as they are, i mean, this is huge in terms of revenue. people are, like, oh, my gosh, is this panic mode for apple because jobs is out?
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they're fine for a few years out the gate. to replace an iconic man and his vision, he started with this brand in 1976. it's huge shoes to fill. for cook, i think, yes, a few years out they're fine, but for long-term, that's a bigger question. >> we could see multiple versions of the iphone announced on tuesday. let's talk about the iphone 5. what's going to be in it? >> let's talk iphone 5 or 4. in terms of features, we'll always see a little sleeker and a little different design. they'll put a little different processor in. probably the same one as the ipad. it's going to be a little faster. also, big one for me is the camera. right now we have a 5 mega pixel camera in the iphone. we're going to see probably an 8 mega pixel, and also the capabilities to take hi-def video. that could be huge. also, we're going to have something called an assistant that allows to you have advanced voice recognition feature. if you want to e-mail somebody or text somebody just using your voice, you're likely going to have that option.
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also, this is probably going to sprint. sprint 345i be the only one to have a full data package, unlimited, which would be really nice because they haven't seen the iphone yet. i think there's going to be incremental changes, but ones to be excited about. >> when do you think we'll actually see it in the stores? >> i think we give it about a week, and the funny thing about it is apple employees are being told -- this is speculation -- that they cannot take vacation from october 9th through the 12th and the 14th and 15th. in that window, probably safe to say iphone will be at retail. >> i'm going to guess, too, in the case of most of the e most times when these things come out, you won't be able to get one at first. a lot of people won't be able to get one at first. >> i like to say if you go to the apple store, it's always crazy. i say order it on-line. they come pretty fast. when we talk about this, what's so funny is there's so much hooplah about apple product announcements, as soon as that iphone 5 or whatever it is is announced, somebody will be talking about the iphone 6. it won't be a millisecond after.
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i asked rebecca to bring me back one, and she failed. >> i asked a lot of people. one, and she failed. >> i asked a lot of people. >>
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welcome back to "the early show". i'm rebecca jarvis. >> i'm russ mitchel. coming up this half hour, check this out. this is an all in one barbecue tool called the steak. how about the rapster. these are invehicleses of folks that had a great idea and got hooked up with a website called quirky. we're going to talk to the website founder on how to make your money-making venture into reality. >> we have simple stuff. we have fantastic food. chef bobby deen is here this morning. not only is he co-host, along with his brother of the food network's road tasted, but he is also the son of, yes, you guessed tshg the queen of southern cooking, paula deen, and this morning bobby is going to be preparing some tasty
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southern comfort food, pulled barbecue chicken sandwiches, devilled eggs. he has delicious lemon bars for dessert. sde ever get sick of being paula deen's son? to be the son of somebody. >> i think he is going to bes, no, it's great. >> it's worked out well. we'll head to lonnie quinn, the son of who, lonnie, for or final check of the weather? >> i missed that one. >> what are your parents' names? >> the son of john and jane. >> okay. >> can you believe that? people named john and jane have a kid named lonnie. >> let's go figure that one out during the commercial break. hey, welcome to october, everybody. it is a month of extremes. south dakota, the perfect example. eastern side of the state, today you're maxing out in the upper 60s. western side of the state, you will be in the lower 90s. can you believe that? big old high pressure system in the middle of the country. this has a lot to do with where the temperatures are different. on one side of the high, you have return flow. warm air. places like montana, wyoming,
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the 90s, and then in georgia northern georgia will be in the upper 60s today. i mean, a crazy setup out there, and you look all over the place, we have a low pressure snl that exits the northeast. that's been kind of a damp and dank situation for a long ti. next week looks so much better. that's a quick look at the national picture. here's a closer look at the weather for your weekend. all right. now, this morning i have a very sudsy shout-out for denver, colorado. it is the great american beer festival. if you love beer, you really love beer, we are talking about 2 4shgs00 beers that you can choose from. i love those microbreweries. they're all made right here in the usa.
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we want to thank everyone for watching "the early show". have a couple of brewskies and watching on cbs 4. that's it for weather. back over to you. >> lonnie, thank you. john and jane did good, if i have to say. >> there you have it. today is the first day of october, and we're coming up on one of the most spectacular times of it is year. it's when the leaves change, creating a all the color. the best time to see it is a sarah spagnolo. great to have you with us, sarah. it's a common misconception that you have to go to new england to see this stuff, right? >> there are so many beautiful destinations to see fall foliage across the united states. i'm so excited to be here to talk about some familiar and unfamiliar places around the country. >> one of those places does happen to be in that area, new york. upstate new york. >> yes, the adirondacks is one of the largest wilderness areas. it's known for its wilderness, and also for its charming lakeside villages and towns. they're having a wonderful flaming leaf festival this
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weekend. it's a great place to go. if are you looking to go even just, you know, this morning or hop on a quick getaway, you can stay at the mirror lake inn, which is located there. they have $239 a night. families love it for its casual vibe as well as its activity from hiking to horseback riding. there's so much to do there. and if you are looking for something a bit more adrenaline pumping, consider just south of there, about 200 miles, there is actually the -- can you see it -- the zip line tour and the hunter mountain sky riding tour. look at this guy. he is so excited. you'll get a sneak peek of the canopy. about 600 feet above ground. >> that's what you are calling extreme leaf peeping. >> that was the extreme leaf peep, yes. >> what's the best time of year to go there? now or later in october? >> you start it now. they're known to have their peak season this weekend and next. i recommend getting there as soon as possible. >> how about virginia? >> virginia, the blue ridge mountains. this is a destination that actually peaks a little later in october. sometime around october 22nd. you have time to plan your trip.
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it's known for its skyline drives, which is one of the most scenic drives in the united states. it's about 104 miles. you can see incredible colors. they have bright red virginia creeper vines, deep purple dog woods. it's an incredible place to go and see fall foliage there in the south. we recommend that you stay at the ashby inn which is a ten-room inn. it's known for 19th century furnishings and four poster beds. look at the colors you can see that from that from the base camp, and they have a wonderful restaurant known for its french inflekted comfort food, such as roasted beet soup and braised rabbit. sophisticated cuisine and -- >> good thing we have chef on a shoestring coming up. >> the pacific northwest. >> the pacific northwest, yes, we recommend you head to oregon, mount hood, of course, one of the tallest mountains in oregon. the fourth tallest in the cascades. stay in the columbia river gorge, which is the second longest river in the united states.
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you can imagine how lush and beautiful the foliage is there. you can take a mount hood railroad tour up to the top of mount hood and stop in the middle for one of their autumn festivals. we recommend that you stay in historic inn called the columbia river gorge, and they're also known for delicious food. they have a hardy breakfast, fried chicken, steak, and eggs. that's what you'll eat when you are there to see the incredible fall foliage. >> rocky mountains and also new mexico are on your list. new mexico surprised me. >> new mexico is an unexpected destination. there are parts of new mexico that are very desert feeling, but there are parts that have incredible aspen trees that change from bright orange to vibrant yellow. you can see a picture there. we recommend that you take the enchanted circle scenic byway loop. >> that's a mouthful. >> it's an 84 mile drive to see some of the most incredible colors. also, wonderful wilderness. you'll stay at the historic house inn where rates start at $75 a night to celebrate the hotel's 75th anniversary. you can hear mother nature with a cowboy gouda margarita.
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thank you so much for being here. have a great fall. >> thank you. >> happy foliage time. now here's russ. >> thanks, rebecca. up next, an all in one barbecue tool perhaps. how about this a groom warmer? we'll tell you how to get your great money-making ideas created. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. build your better breakt with all the flavors you choose. try an irresistible steak, egg & cheese, with toasty tomato or chipotle southwest sauce on tasty flatbread. only at subway! ♪ while i took refuge from the pollen that made me sneeze. but with 24-hour zyrtec®, i get prescription strength relief from my worst allergy symptoms. so lily and i are back on the road again. with zyrtec®, i can love the air®. i was the first-born... i got married first... i had children first... and i'm the first to get this haircut. i was the first to get a flu shot.
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how to get it made? our next guest helps solve that dilemma at how it's the subject of a reality series on the sun dance channel. the founder and ceo of quirky joins us with some of the site's popular inventions. good morning, ben. >> hi. >> before we start talking about specific products here, a lot of people are intimated by the process of getting the idea here to market. >> it's normally really, really hard. that's what our business and is all about. you have to know a lot of things medical record to bring the idea from which the concept to the point it's a product selling at retail. what we do is democratize the process. we realize that all of us are smarter than any one of says. there's a global community of people from industrial designers to engineers, everyone through to naming the product, right, who all help in bringing these great ideas to life. we virtualized two brand new product ideas every single week. >> let's talk about the products. tell be me about this. a simple broom. >> that's a broom. normally when you sweep, your broom gets dirty. all the dust bunnies get stuck in the bristles.
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we created this des pan. bill ward was sweeping up his restaurant at night and realized his broom was getting dirty, but his floor was getting clean. he wanted to create a des bin that cleaned his broom. it actually cleans the broom. it gives the broom a makeover. >> this is market to market. >> you can buy this at stores like bed, bath, and beyond, and buy it on our website. it's about $10. >> okay. this is interesting. you get your clothes back from the cleaners. they're on hangers. you have something when you want to take these off the hangers. >> you'll appreciate the problem, right? you get a shirt back from the cleaners. it's all buttoned up, and you need to unbutton it. we created this product called solo. one handed takeoff as the shirt is still buttoned. the hanger collapses, and let's say you want to swap it out for a real hanger, pop it in there and click it on, and there you go. >> $15. >> howard stanger in british columbia. >> let's talk about the barbecue grill. we showed this during the tease, but this is pretty cool.
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you have all these tools here. >> normally you are trying to handle all these apparatus, right? this is one product created by peter wakto in buffalo, new york. it's a three in one tool. you have your tongues, if you want to use your tongs. you have a regular spatula when it's closed, and then you have your fork. get it in there, and doesn't that look tasty? >> it has seen better days. interesting device. $30. >> we'll save the food demo for later. $30. >> loofr people have these at home. the power strips. this is something that's new. >> exactly. the biggest problem with power strips that you can't fit all of your powers into one power strip because they're big and bulky. this is invented by a 22-year-old kid named jake zion. you put these different bricks in, and can you fit all of them because -- this is a $30 product, and it's selling extremely well, and our inventor has seen a lot of success. he will make somewhere around
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$150,000 this year in royalties off this product. >> are you kidding me? >> i am not kidding you. >> wow. >> that's the beauty of inventing. >> rapster. >> you know, most of the time you have headphone cords that are in a ball, and this is -- matt fleming wanted to create a nice thing you could wrap your headphones around and you put them right in your pocket. it actually has another benefit. when it's all unwound, can you actually use it as an iphone stand. you can watch your movies, do whatever you want. >> wow. >> it's only $5. >> $5. >> you just saved $2. >> just like that. >> some of these inventions are just so simple, but they really make a big difference. like this one right here for your toothbrush. >> exactly. this is a great product. you know, your toothbrush usually sits on the sink, and it's collecting germs and bacteria and all the things that you kind of don't want to put in your mouth. this is a simple product. it's kind of fun at the same time. really embodies the word quirky, and this is a bauble brush. you put your toothbrush in, and it's great for kids, and it's great at the office if you want to put a pen in there.
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>> you may not want to have this out with a dooth t brush at your desk. >> some people brush their teeth at work. this is a $10 price. right around $10. >> you don't brush your teeth at work. toothbrush on the desk. >> we always give credit to our inventors who come to our website. this is sloan in atlanta. >> you have an early show mug here with -- >> normally you have a pen collection on your desk that somehow finds its way into a paper cup or mug or whatever it might be. this is a great new product that we're developing called pen skens. it's beautiful. it sits on your desk, and you slot your pens right in, and it also gives you room for a magnetic holder for clips and the like. this is invented by actually edwin in the netherlands. >> $30. >> global -- $150,000 will he make this year off this. >> quirky is all about making invention accessible and for you to bring your ideas into a real world in an easy way. thank you very much. >> thank you. now here's rebecca.
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this morning our chef on a shoestring offers some real southern cooking from chefr bobby deen. he is co-host of the food network's "road tasted," has two best-selling cook books and he is the son of the legendary paula deen, and bobby is here to whip up a meal on a budget of just under $40. >> i'm glad to be here. >> very famous mother, but you are famous in your own right. you got a show debuting on the food network in january. >> in january. the focus of it is lighter cooking. i love my mom's cooking and really traditional southern food is what i grew up with in southwest georgia, but as i've gotten older, you know, i just have sort of -- i tried to -- and this is the difficult thing. i have tried to take some of my mom's stuff that i loved so well
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and make it better by removing things from it. >> that's what we got going on today. tell us what's on the menu. >> we're doing devilled eggs, a pulled chicken barbecue sandwich, and a light lemon bar. >> sounds delish. what do we have to do? >> not much. i've already got the eggs put together. >> eating time already. >> i like devilled eggs. you do too. what makes them light is we're using half the yolk. there is sweet pickle relish in those, and we're using sweet pickles for the barbecue sandwich as well, but you could use difficult, which i kind of prefer. good, right? this is sort of tailgating food, so when you are watching your gophers -- i know that you are a gopher. >> golden gopher. >> when i'm watching my dogs, this is sort of the kind of stuff that we do. i'm going to take the pulled chicken. the reason i'm using chicken is because it's very affordable. it's very versatile. you could do chicken seven nights in a row and do it differently every time.
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>> yeah. >> so in this economy chicken is the way to go. for me. and it's just a little bit different too. pretty good barbecue sauce is good. >> you made it, right? >> yeah. >> that's available on-line right now. >> it's on-line. can you go to, but it's soon to be in stores. >> the chicken, you roast it and pull it apart. how long do you roast before you do had? >> this particular clicken i'm not sure because i didn't roast it. >> how long would you roast a normal chicken? >> well, it depends how you do it. i would probably -- you know what's really easy, really easy if you want to be a chef on a shoestring, go to your local grocery store and pick a rotisserie chicken up for $5. >> when you are cooking for one, which i find myself doing a lot, it's -- it's a lot easier. a lot easier. >> good deal. >> what we do with this is we make a good homemade southern coleslaw to go with it, and what we do is -- my mama would be upset. she would be upset if she saw me
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putting that barbecue sauce on there. we'll mix this up, and what we will do is very simply, put together this barbecue sandwich, and top it with a really good homemade coleslaw, and have your friends over for the game. it's a great tailgating -- >> you could let that sit for a while too. >> absolutely. you put it in the frig and be good to go. >> what's in coleslaw? >> coleslaw will be -- another thing, you could get a really simple bag of coleslaw -- shredded coleslaw, use a light mayonnaise, maybe a red onion. the seasoning for me, i like good sea salt, fresh ground black pepper, and some garlic powder, and that usually and it for me. >> really? you could probably put any spice in it to your taste. >> whatever you like. whatever you like. paprika, you know? simple stuff. really simple stufr. then the lemon bar -- >> i like the sweets. >> these are light. only inasmuch as we could have packed more sugar and buttner them than we did. i than you are a sweet girl. >> i like sweets this time of day. >> with a cup of coffee. >> what do you think about that?
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you like it? >> hmm, great. i like it because it's really sower and lemony. sometimes lemon bars are too sweet, but -- >> you be the judge. >> betty, get on in here. >> what are the ingredients, and how do you keep it from getting too sweet? >> lots of butter and sugar. >> butter is the healthy part, right? >> like i said, it's removing from much more than anything else. i'm using less butter than my mother would use. i love you, mama. >> that's the beautiful thing, with all these recipes, it's subtle changes that really bring down the calorie and the fat. >> did someone say lemon bars? >> yes, they did. >> how are you? >> good to see you. >> we always see you do it for under $40. let's see how you did. take a look, guys. total of $36 .11. that is very low. >> close, but we made -- >> that's -- >> that's number two.
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>> all right. >> peter fabio -- >> i have to come back next week then. he will be upset because you just -- >> floyd will be more upset because i'm coming back to take him out. >> are you? >> yeah. i just invited myself back. >> i love it. >> you have to trim $2.50. >> we can do that easy. >> that's one box of powdered sugar. one box of powdered sugar. >> you can find these recipes at chef bobby deen, we'll be looking out for you all the time. congrats on everything. >> it will just taste like glue, and it won't be sweet. mama will be really happy. >> this is "the early show" on cbs. [ male announcer ] heard this one?
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don't forget now, andy rooney makes his final regular appearance tomorrow night on "60 minutes." on the east coast that will be right after football. >> coming up on monday on "the early show" the latest in the amanda knox case, including a possible verdict that could set her free. >> rebecca jarvis, you had a birthday this week. >> i did.
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