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stories with my pal, mr. t.j. holmes. good saturday morning. congress goes home for the weekend and they had some work to do. they need to pass a bill to keep the government running. yes, the word shutdown being thrown around once again. also this morning, the troy davis execution this week has re ignited the debate over the death penalty. that debate continues this morning. also take a look. we highlighted it for you. this is believed to be debris from that satellite that was supposed to be coming tumbling back and crashing back to earth early this morning. we're told it did come crashing down. we don't know exactly where it is yet. from the yy center the, this is "cnn saturday morning." it's 7:00 a.m. in fayetteville, arkansas. we are glad you're right here. we need to begin this morning with a little bit of politics,
shall we? and there is another showdown over a possible shutdown. one week from today, the federal government will are up out of money. so with critical government programs and disaster relief hanging in the balance, congress is taking the weekend off. but they say they have good reason to. they needed to cool off a bit. cnn congressional correspondent indicate baldwin tells us what's holding up a deal. >> with lawmakers heading for the exits and after a long week of heated debate. >> that's the danger to this country is the $14 trillion deficit and the $1.6 trillion we add to it every damn year. >> wake up. wakeup. you can't kill these programs. this is the solution you are killing. >> reporter: congress leaves washington with no agreement on how to avoid another government shutdown. why the holdup as the september 30th deadline looms? neither side is backing down.
top republicans and democrats continue pointing fingers at each other. >> harry reid is holding a bill up with full funding of what is needed right now for no reason, no reason but for politics. again, this is why the people just don't have the respect for this the institution and this town anymore. >> i can't understand their logic. do they want the government to shutdown? do they want fema to close and film ma will close. >> the house late thursday nightmare rowley passed a short-term spending bill that would keep the government funded through mid-november. the measure also includes what both sides say they care about most, urgently needed money for federal disaster relief in the wake of the recent floods, storms and wildfires. >> it is a reasonable, responsible approach. >> but that plan was quickly rejected by the senate. the democratic majority strongly opposed to house gop demands the disaster aid be paid for or offset by cutting money for
clean energy programs. including one limpinged to the now bankrupt solar company solynd solyndra. yet, democrats contend these programs are createding jobs. >> is it really fair to fund disaster relief, we take american jobs? >> senator reid has countered with what senate democrats call a compromise saying they'll go along with the house measure providing $3.6 billion in federal disaster relief, less than senate dras wanted but not go along with the offsets in the house measure. the stalemate now forcing at least the senate to put off part of its scheduled recess next week. we'll see about the house. kate bolduan, cnn, capitol hill. all right. that's washington. but we need to turn to florida now. that is where a lot of the republican presidential candidates are spending their time. today we've got a straw poll coming up at the presidency five event in orlando a day after the candidates spoke to conservative voters at the cpac conference.
>> we need a nominee who's not ashamed of the tea party, who's willinging to stand up for tea party values who believe we are taxed enough already. >> it's time to recognize cheaters for what they are. on my first day in office, i will issue an executive order identifying china as a currency manipulator and allowing us to apply tariffs on their goods where they're killing american jobs. >> i've also been governor of a state that under my leadership led the nation in employment. if we want to get america working again, we need washington to get out of the way! and with your help and people like you all across this great country, that is exact what we will do. we will get america working
again and take this country back to the great values and the principles that have made america wonderful. >> you mitt romney and rick perry leaving florida, heading to michigan today for a major republican conference going on there. we'll have more on the battle for florida next hour and take you live to orlando where both of those major conservative conferences are going on right now. meanwhile to the president right now, no child left behind. the obama administration saying it will immediately start reviewing applications from states that want to opt out of parts of that education plan. president obama spoke about the reasons for the change in his weekly address. >> while the goals behind no child left behind were admira e admirable, experience has taught us the law had serious flaws that are hurting our children instead of helping them. teachers are being forced to teach to the test while subjects like history and science are being squeezed out. in an order to avoid having their schools labeled as
failures, some schools lowered their standards in a race to the bottom. >> president obama has an important night ahead of him. he has a speech to the congressional black caucus. the caucus has been critical of the white house for the way the president has handled the jobs issue. unemployment among african-americans was nearly 17% last month. let's turn to the story that had so many of you buying hard hats and ready to duck. nasa's satellite, the size of a bus, coming crashing back to earth. it was going to break up into several pieces. reynolds, explain to us what we're seeing here. this possibly could be one of the pieces? >> it could be just another meteorite. it could be space dust. you have to remember the planet earth is affected by 20,000 of these per year. we're not talking about debris from space junk but meteorites. could be anything in the night sky. >> nasa tells us the thing did come crashing down and gave us a
window of time it came but we don't know the where the stuff might be right now. >> let's break it into a smaller scale. have you ever seen a ticker tape parade in new york? imagine a parade where you have 26 little tiny pieces of paper. instead of the tons they throw out the windows, 26 tiny pieces over the avenue of the americas. let's imagine those little pieces of paper disintegrating as they get closer to the ground, trying to determine where those are going to go. that's the same job nasa is trying to do. there's a good chance it will never know what happens to any of them. we'll be lucky if we know where each and every one of these go. surviving parts are made of titanium, stainless steel that allow some of these to make it through the atmosphere. total mass 1,173 pounds. if you look at the original mass it, over 12,000 pounds, which gives you an idea of how much of this is going to disintegrate before it makes contact with the
earth's surface. there's a chance too much could have landed over parts of the pacific ocean. we had video from hawaii which showed a contrail in the sky almost like you'd see from an airliner. we had video that came in from minnesota. the video from the minnesota from an i-reporter is interesting. they see streaks popping up. could that be it? could be. could it be something else? absolutely. so again, you never know. >> what else could that be? >> it could be pixie dust. sent in from kris rakowski. we have au kinds of things in the atmosphere. do i think it might be, yes, definitely there's a chance. what do you think t. j. >> i have no idea. >> you're going to put pressure on a man like me to make the call. >> you deal with all things spheric. appreciate you. we'll check in plenty throughout the morning. we're nine minutes past the hour. she's trying it again, trying to swim from florida to
cuba. all right? she just got started a little while ago. and already, we have a problem. we'll tell you about diana nyad's third try here. also, a 14-year-old orders a barrel for a paintball gun. innocent enough. but you know what arrived at his house for him, viagra. that story is next. stay with me on this cnn saturday morning. to build usaa from free checking to credit cards to loans, our commitment to the military, veterans, and their families is without equal. ♪ visit us online to learn what makes our bank so different. usaa. we know what it means to serve. somewhere in america, a city comes to life. it moves effortlessly, breathes easily.
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some five years. but the ceremony we don't have a closer picture. we'd like to show you about, you we don't have an up-close picture here. we are at the mercy of the folks controlling this live camera feed so we're not able to give you a close-up shot of him. trust me when i say pope benedict on a visit to his home country of germany. earlier told you about that mass he was having there. he met with several victims of clergy abuse also while in germany. a statement says the pope was deeply shaken when he heard their stories. more than 600 people came forward in germany last year to say they had been abused. let's give a look at stories making news cross-country. a close encounter for swimmer diana nyad on her third attempt to swim from cuba to florida. she tangled with jellyfish and stung on her arms, body and face. she had to tread water and resume the 100 plus mile swim
that could put her in florida sometime on monday. and casey anthony has to come up with another $120,000 to reimburse florida investigators. anthony as you know, was found not guilty in her daughter's murder but convicted of lying to investigators. her attorneys admitted that she knew that her daughter was dead before the certainly started. she's now being charged a total of $217,000 for the costs to certainly for her missing daughter caylee. and in massachusetts, 14-year-old boy simply orders a new barrel for his paintball gun. when the delivery arrives, he gets a box of viagra? and performance enhancing oils. >> i guess it was embarrassing because i was opening it up in front of my mom, you know, and my brother was also standing right next to me. >> well, you can imagine parents not too happy about this. the paintball web say the
apologized for the mix-up. gave the boy his money back. how do you make this mix-up? 13 minutes past the hour now. it is hard to believe the fight mayor that three u.s. hikers lived through in iran is going to have a happy ending. two of them as you know are getting married. yeah, shane bauer and sarah shourd. the pair are now formally enxwanled following a ceremony in oman. shane bauer and josh fattal were flown to oman. fattal expected to be bauer's best man at the wedding. many of you may remember when sarah was imprisoned with the two men, she was released earlier last september but they got engaged while they were in jail in tehran. he asked her to marry him. they had to make rings out of string that they had there in jail. so they had already gotten engaged but now it's official
now that he's out of prison. facebook is reinventing itself once again but you can imagine change is not good for everybody. and they have 700 million people to please. we have a look with our digital lifestyle expert mario armstrong. >> t. j., we're following two big systems in the atlantic and pacific. it's been a busy tropical season. in the pacific we've got hillary. more on those two systems in a few moments. you're watching "cnn saturday morning." gas and bloating. with three strains of good bacteria to help balance your colon. you had me at "probiotic." [ female announcer ] phillips' colon health. yoo-hoo. hello. it's water from the drinking fountain at the mall. [ male announcer ] great tasting tap water can now come from any faucet anywhere. introducing the brita bottle with the filter inside. a network of possibilities.
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16 minutes past the hour on this "cnn saturday morning." this kind of tells the story. this is a massive monster of a storm. a freak of nature. this thing is a powerhouse. >> one of the things you look for is you happen to look for that will circle in the middle, the eye is very well defined which gives us an idea it has pretty good structure. purples and red are signs of deep convection. the thing good about hill lalry which is a major hurricane, moving west-northwest at ten within maximum sustained winds of 140 miles per hour, gusts topping 165, this thing is roaring and expected to stay out to sea, getting a little bit closer to parts of say baja, california, but not expected to make landfall at this point. as it moves a bit more to the north, it is expected to interact with the cold current that runs from north to south. and that cooler current is certainly going to have an effect on us, expecting it to
weaken. as we make our way back to the atlantic, the atlantic has been very busy this season. it remains that way with tropical storm oh meia. sustained winds from the northwest moving northwest at 14. but she's not the only game in town. more closer to the african coast just south of cape verde islands, tropical depression 17. we'll keep a very sharp eye on that for you. as far as ophelia is concerned, we do expect them to take more of a nor will i jog. as we fast forward into thursday, south of bermuda with winds sustained at 60 miles per hour. a strong tropical storm. one thing you can expect across the nation, scattered showers, possible thunderstorms across parts of the eastern seaboard into florida. could see some rain in the ohio valley and western great lakes. high temperatures for the day, 69 in kansas city, 74 in los angeles. 89 in billings.76 in new york, atlanta 81, 88 miami. houston 93. where it seems as though summer
will never end in the great state of texas. t.j., back to you. >> we'll check in with reynolds throughout the morning. a satellite the size of a bus crashing back to earth. you know those late night comedians were not going to ignore that. also a hurricane named hilary reynolds was just telling you about. they had fun with that too. >> they have no idea where the six-ton satellite -- they don't know. in case it did hit somewhere in the united states, the obama administration is ready to blame president bush. we will have that for you. we have that for you. and you know, nasa did assimilation video what the damage might look like if god forbid, it was to hit a building in one of our major cities. it's frightening. take a look. >> some idea. >> some big weather news. looks like tropical storm hilary
is picking up strength near mexico. it's expected to turn into a hurricane tonight. when he heard hillary was coming, one guy was like stay indoors and do not talk back. don't talk back, trust me. what's about to happen to you. >> 19 minutes past the hour now. coming up, have you heard facebook is making changes once again? we're going to show you what's new, what it means for you and your friends and maybe even your business. also, jim henson died more than 20 years ago, but internet search engine google is honoring america's best known puppet tier this weekend by letting you play puppet master. we'll explain. stay with me on this "cnn saturday morning." [ angela ] endless shrimp is our most popular promotion at red lobster.
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certainly living on now with a google doodle. it lets you become a digital puppet master. when you go to the home pain, you'll find six original characters and click the button under any of them and the character follows your mouse on the screen. click on the image itself and you can make that puppet talk as you see there. let's talk about facebook now. reinventing itself once again. it means a new look and you know, mario, people don't like new. people don't like change as i bring you mario armstrong. let's start with what they're trying to do in the first place. create a timeline of our lives? is that accurate? >> that is accurate that's exactly the word that ceo mark zuckerberg was using quite a bit in his speech this week. and the whole idea here, t.j. is that so much information about our lives is being posted on facebook. how can you really see the key milestones in your life? so how can you go back over time
and really see those important points? so that's what this time line feature, which many people will not see right away m their profiles. this will be rolled out over the next week or two, you'll start to see this in your profiles. the idea is to have a synopsis of who this person is with the most memorable moments along that timeline so all the information -- you may have graduated from college recently but now all that stuff's been pushed down because you've been talking what you ate for break fast. now they'll be able to see more smist life moments in your journey. >> you said it's being rolled out. are some noticing it already on their facebook pains? >> if you tech save i have to go into the developer account, you can start to see how this is going to play out. no, i don't think individuals of the yet are starting to see this in their profile. they are seeing something else in the right-hand corner ta a lot of people think is a timeline but it's more like a news ticker. that's causing a lot of
confusion and some complaints. >> my goodness. all right. before we get to some of the reaction and you kind of hit on the complaints there. those are to be expected when things change. music and video sharing is a big feature, as well. >> this is huge. a lot of people thought maybe facebook is going to do their own thing. they're working with people like hulu or tivo or netflix. on the music side working with i heart radio and spotify. if you're listening to a track on spotify and i'm on facebook, i can see what you're listening to or watching and we can join in. and we can join in and have that experience at the same time. too much. >> they got them just the way they want them. now facebook is making changes. what's the reaction out there? >> mixed. i would say that largely, the reaction has been negative.
people have been complaining. look, i this i a lot of people are getting cry baby syndrome for some reason when facebook lifts a finger, they just start crying about my profile. i do understand people don't like change. however, facebook's got 750 million people. they capital stay the same forever and continue to be relevant. they do have a competitor now in google plus, so now more than ever, they need to watch how they make cheese changes and make sure they don't upset people enough they don't want to try out a rival service. >> you said you're not noticing it yet but everybody should start noticing changes when? >> some have already been done. news stories are done. it operates more like a personal newspaper. you do have the ticker in the right-hand side of your screen. are you seeing some changes can already on your user profile, but the big one, the timeline change you'll start to see that roll out over the next week or so. >> all right. we'll cry next weekend, as well. >> you'll be crying all the way
lieu. >> to our viewers, you can join us every saturday for mario armstrong, giving us the very latest on technology. 27 minutes past the hour now. he didn't do it at the time but he's doing it now. i'll tell you what republican presidential candidate rick santorum is doing now and responding after a u.s. soldier was jeered and bood by a few people in the audience when he asked about gays in the military. also, who do you think is worth $2 million to put behind bars? we'll tell you about the government's big payout to catch accused mobster, whitey bulger. and take a look at this. take a close look at your screen. those are the prices at a bake sale. it's mot based on the goods. it's based on the race. if you're white, a cookie costs you 2 bucks. native american you can get a deal at 25 cents for the same cookie. this is real. i will explain what's happening.
well, we're at the bottom of the hour on this "cnn saturday morning." welcome back to you all. i'm t.j. holmes. thank you for spending part of your weekend with us. we're keeping an eye on a jury being put in place in the manslaughter trial of dr. conrad murray, the late michael jackson's personal physician accused of playing a part in his fatal overdose in june of 2009. murray faces up to four years behind bars if convicted. the fbi says it paid out more than $2 million for the capture of long-time fugitive
james "whitey" bulger. he was caught in june after 16 years on the run. bulger is wanted in connection with more than a dozen murders. and if you were worried about the chance of getting hit by pieces of nasa's dead satellite, we can all relax this morning. nasa says parts of this ant antiquated satellite pierced the atmosphere over the pacific ocean just before midnight eastern time. they know it's come down and crashed but not exactly sure where all the debris might be right now. it's turn to some politics now where florida is the place to be this weekend if you're a republican presidential candidate. paul steinhauser has more on events and florida's importance in 2012. good morning, you know everybody knows florida is a crucial battleground state in presidential general elections but the state's becoming a importantly player in primary politics, as well. >> welcome to the florida state fairgrounds here in tampa, the
site of the first ever tea party republican presidential debate. >> two weeks ago to another showdown thursday night in orlando to a major cattle call of the candidates yesterday, florida's race front and center in the race for the nomination. and the fight between rick perry and former massachusetts governor mitt romney whose second in the surveys over social security, immigration and health care shows no signs of letting up. >> my friend governor perry said that if you don't agree with his position on giving that in-state tuition to illegals that you don't have a heart. i think if you're opposed to illegal immigration, it doesn't mean that you don't have a heart. it means that you have a heart and a brain. >> the model for socialized medicine has already been tried and it failed. not just in western europe, but in massachusetts. >> this afternoon, we'll get the
results of a straw poll in florida. the contest is open to some 3500 republican delegates that from a state that will vote early in the caucus calendar. later today, both perry and romney speak at an influential gop conference in michigan, another state moving up its primary position in the race for the white house. results of a straw poll there come out tomorrow morning. t.j. >> thanks to our paul steinhauser. let's go back to that gop presidential debate we saw this week. it was on thursday night and one moment in particular we want to focus on. it was part of the crowd's response to a question, and it was also rick santorum's lack of response to a few in the audience who booed a gay american soldier's question. if you did not get to see this, this is what i'm talking about. >> in 2010 when i was deployed to iraq, i had to lie about who i was because i'm a gay soldier. i didn't want to lose my job. my question is, under one of your presidencies, do you intend
to circumvent the progress that's been made for gay and lesbian soldiers in the military? >> yeah, i would say any type of sexual activity has absolutely no place in the military. >> now, rick santorum's response there, he responded to the question on don't ask, don't tell. he said he would reinstate it but he didn't respond to some of the crowd's response to that soldier. he did though yesterday. didn't at the time. but he has now. this is what he told fox news and i quote he says "i condemn the people that booed that gay soldier. certainly had i heard them, i would have said don't do that. this man is serving our country and we are to thank him for his service." women in the philippines are using sex as a weapon. but for a good cause. they're trying to keep their men from fighting. and you can probably guess, it works. that's straight ahead in our morning passport. also this morning, a high school
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a minute past the hour now. 37 minutes past the hour. you hear the song there. we didn't feed beonsay to tell us girls run the world. we have another story where morning passport, more confirmation of the power of a woman to stop armed conflict. >> in the philippines, what happened was the various rural villages have been having conflicts since the 70s. in around 2008, the united nations refugee agency is said to these people how can we help you. they actually made a sewing co-op for these women. the women got together and said our men are still fighting. what can we do? we are going to withhold sex. well, it worked wonderfully. it's being done between the villages. so let's hear from one of the women who has been withholding sex and one of the men ho has been withheld.
franchise i told them if you don't agree with me, you can -- you have no salary from me. >> no salary. >> yes, no salary from me. >> that's what the kids call it these days. >> when the u.n. interviewed him, there's been so much more prosperity since this ease of tensions they said what are you going to do now. he said i think i'm going to take a second wife. you know what she said? i'm going to help people in need. but as we know, t.j., this is hardly the first time. the ancient greeks when athens was fighting sparta, the women withheld sex and eris to have knees wrote about it in lysistrata. >> let's see if that inspires some folks in this country, as
well. but it has proven to work over the years. >> nadia belichick, a great morning passport for us. we're at 39 minutes past the hour. we certainly like to highlight just rel folks doing some extraordinary stuff. trying to impact the world. i want you to meet a high school runner. his name is josh ripley. he was running at a meet last week and he sees another kid from another team on the ground and bleeding badly. the rest of the runners, they say poor guy. they keep on going to run their race. josh though, he stops. he picks the guy up. and then he runs half a mile back to the start. there was nobody really around. it was a three-mile race. has to run back to the starting line and get help. then he turns around and runs his own three-mile race. >> i had blood on my legs and arms after carrying him and a lot of people thought i was hurt. but i had to inform them it wasn't my blood and i was fine.
>> i just want to say i'm really, really thankful that for what he did, stopping his race just to help me is really truly wonderful thing that he did. >> well, mark, the injured runner needed 20 stitches to fix that will gash in his ankle. he hoped to thank josh in person at some point. if you are interested in impacting your world, good place to start is on the nn web page, click on cnn. come back/impact. at 40 minutes past the hour, take a look at your screen. maybe you need to get closer to see that. you might not believe what you're seeing but you're seeing it correctly. this is the price list for cookie s at a bake sale based o your race. if you're white, you have to pay 2 bucks for the cookie. the same cookie if you're black is going to cost you 75 cents. this is real and they say they have a point behind it.
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they did. >> campus democrats president thinks the berkeley college republicans have stepped over the line. here on the plaza where free speech reigns supreme, they've scheduled a bake sale where the price depends on your gender and the color of your skin. it's $2 for white people, $1.50 if you're asian. a buck for latinos, 75 cents for african-americans and a quarter for native americans. women get 25 cents off. sean lewis planned the event. >> the pricing structure is cause people to get a little upset but to cause people to think critically what this policy would do in college admissions. >> the club's way of making a stand against legislation that would let you consider a student's race or national origin during the admissions process. >> members of the facebook group, people who created it have been threatened. >> reporter: the response was so strong and so negative, the college republicans actually
canceled their usual lunchtime tabling for fears volunteers would get harassed. >> it is stirring emotions. we don't want people to think we're making fun of racial issues because that's not the message of the bake sale. >> that's exactly the message the campus democrats took away. >> the way they paid the statement, the words they used, the fact that they hugh morerized and mocked the struggles of people of color on this campus is disgusting to me. >> many other students were equally disgusted. >> it's wrong to make a statement about something that serious by using something like a bake sale. >> they're missing the point. >> though the campus democrats have asked for an apology, the sale is still scheduled for tuesday. >> that was jonathan blum reporting from kgo. a special student senate meeting has been called for tomorrow to talk about the event and the controversy. about a quarter at the top of the hour now. the nba trying to keep from having a lockout that's going to
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nfl stuff. now the nba canceling stuff. >> so far 43 games have been ached. training camps postponed. if you can believe it, we're already in the 86th day of the nba lockout. compared to the nfl, the nfl went through 1 2 days of work stoppage. if you compare the two, the nfl they were agreeing on some things. they were far apart on others. but the owners and players of the nba are nowhere near a deal. >> they're running out of time, right, to keep from canceling regular season games. >> the rel season should start november 1st if they can get a deal reached by mid-october. it doesn't look good. 1998 was the only time and the last time the fab can is heed rel season games. they went down to a 50-game schedule. at this point, like i said to avoid any games, rel season, the real games being canceled, mid-october they need reach a deal by. >> preseason not great basketball anyway. nobody is hopeful. even if we don't have an nba season, kobe bryant's going to be okay. >> the rich get richer.
>> he's going to be fine. >> yeah, a professional team in italy just made him a sweet offer. they said they'll pay him $6.7 million to come play with them. the deal is pretty sweet because he could play with the team for an entire year, for aent mo or he could go game to game. as soon as the nba lockout ends, he can go back to playing with the lakers. after taxes, $600,000 per game which breaks down to $200 per second. now, why italy? it makes perfect sense if you think about it. he lived there when he was a child. his father played pro basketball there and he speaks the language fluently. there's definitely a connected. >> it's something to hear him break out into italian. yes, kobe bryant is a man of the world. literally he is. a fellow arkansan. but john daly. >> i was really rooting for john. seemed like he was back on track. i love the outfits. >> love the pants.
>> the whole deal but at a tournament in austria yesterday, he threw a temper tantrum and stormed off the course. he hit his ball into the water. he was nine holes into his second round. his ball into the water. he had to drop. was docked a stroke. is the european official didn't like where he dropped his ball so he dropped him two strokes. daly basically said you know what, i'm out of here. shook the hands of his playing partners and stormed off the coast. >> the we'll still love you, john. but reynolds, speaking of, arkansas, i know john daly, one game in particular he'll be keeping an eye on. it's been odd. seems like weather has affected a lot of college football games this year. what about today? >> pretty interesting. some people, i think they might like some bad weather to use for an excuse for the beatdown inevitably coming for some teams. let's go right to it.
the arkansas razorbacks. i think fighting t.j.s -- get rid of the razorbacks playing the crimson tide of alabama. some say the sooners may be the best team in the nation. kickoff is at 3:30. temperature around 81 degrees. weather should not be a factor. what about the number one team in the nation going up against the missouri tigers. temperature 78 degrees. cloudy skies, maybe a drop of rain but i doubt it. as you look at morgantown, west virginia, two of the rowdiest fan bases, the lsu fighting tigers. if you ever go to a game in west virginia, it is insane up there. >> they love to burn couches. >> it's scary times. put away the broyhills. that's for sure. temperature 63 degrees. cloudy skies. for my team they're playing for the at auburn. temperature 74 degrees. 8:00 p.m. kickoff. let's hope they win this one. >> nobody's going to be able to use weather as an excuse today. >> they may try.
>> all right. gentlemen, thank you both. reynolds, we'll see you again shortly. we're about seven minutes till the top of the hour now. ben & jerry's catching heat over ice cream. why? they have a new seasonal release. but now a group of mothers outraged over the name of one of their new flavors. here's jack thurston from affiliate nacn. >> yeah, very good. >> todd loving the new special edition flavor from ben & jerry's, apparently unfazed by the hoopla surrounding it. >> nothing wrong with it. >> he had his hands on scweddy balls with malt balls and rum balls. inspiration was a "saturday night live" skit. >> um, balls. >> in it, a guy named pete scweddy try is pedaling his snacks, all of them ball shaped and the double enton dras fly. >> my mouth's watering just thinking about them. >> some consumers aren't so
sweet on the vermont company's idea. among them, edna. she's been an ice cream fan for 96 years. >> tell me the name again. >> scweddy balls. >> yes. no class. >> a mississippi conservative group has more complaints. the pro bible 1 million moms calls ben & jerry's vulgar and tasteless and says it sends a bad message to kids. they say this is no surprise for a company that supports is gay marriage. this pair thought the moms should get over it. >> there's other things to worry about other than ice cream. >> todd wanted to swear his with his traveling companions. >> were were you so shy? because i don't like cameras in my face. >> it had nothing to do with the flavor. >> no, i like scweddy balls. >> the name is a bit juvenile. >> if you watch the skit, it's not a name we put on there to shock people. that doesn't help us as a
business. >> reporter: the company says support has far outweighed complaints. even this critic of the name liked her sample. >> it was very good, very creamy. >> the flavor is selling fast at stores and scoop shops. it seems people are just nuts about scweddy balls. >> which one of you all want to get fired by making the first comment here? >> hook line and sinker. i'm definitely going to try it. >> they've done this before, controversial famous. they had a hubby hubby about gay marriage. they did a kama sutra one year but nothing kind of like this. so reynolds you were saying they do this to get attention. >> they get prime placement. we're talking about it. what's not to love be? >> but if you have not seen that skit on snl, it is my all-time favorite. i encourage you to watch it. it is fantastic. but here we go, ice cream. explains everything. >> it really does. >> gentlemen, see you both here
shortly. getting close to the top of the hour. we'll turn back to some politics. shall we? an important measure for the 2012 race. conservatives picking their favorites in florida. we'll take a look at what are the stakes there. also take a look. >> big satellite coming down. we know it came down but we don't exactly know where it is right now. we'll explain. stay with us.
the trial of dr. conrad murray, the late michael jackson's personal physician is accused of playing a part in jackson's fatal overdose in june of 2009. he is facing four years in prison if convicted. in germany, the pope conducted mass today. the police were arresting one person for allegedly firing an air gun at two security guards. neither guard hit. german government officials say the pope was mefr in any danger. here at home, the fbi is writing checks just over $2 million in reward money. they have now sent out to the people po who helped capture james whitey bulger, the alleged mobster and his long time companion were caught in california in june after 16 years on the run. bulger is wanted in connected with more than a dozen murders. but again, here we are at the top of the hour on this saturday mornings. we were telling you to watch out for the past several days or at least nasa was telling us all to watch out because that dead satellite was going to come crashing back to earth.
we're told now that it did come crashing back. you're seeing some video possibly of it, maybe, maybe not. a couple of dots in the air there. not exactly sure what it is. but this was over texas. let me bring in reynolds wolf as well as john zarrella who was telling us for the past several days to duck. we didn't know where this stuff is coming down. john, help us understand here. they know it came but don't know the exactly where it crashed. is that right? >> yeah, sometime between 11:23 p.m. eastern time last night and 1:09 eastern time, nasa says that the satellite did re-enter the earth's atmosphere. they're saying the joint space center in van denyburg air force base out in california said that it actually re-entered over the pacific ocean at -- between those times but they don't know exactly when or where it -- those parts that were expected
to reach earth actually landed. so, that video over texas a long way from the pacific ocean, t.j. i mean, that may be a stretch. >> okay. well, we have people, and i can bring reynolds in on this. we have people all over the country and the world are claiming to have seen something. but that's come to be expected. everybody was watching the skies. you look up and see anything and think that's it. >> absolutely. i agree with john. the film from texas looks like it might be a kid up in a tree with a flashlight. we definitely see something in the skies above. could this be part of the satellite? it could be. you have to remember when it comes to things from out in space making contact with the planet earth, making their way through the atmosphere happens about 20,000 times per year. there's a variety of stuff it could be. is it possible? certainly, by all means. is there a way that nasa can tell without any question that this thing specifically is
connected with that satellite? it's impossible to say. >> last thing, quickly, will they want back? are they even going to try to recover any of this stuff? >> not if it's in the ocean. if someone finds a piece yes, they definitely want it back. it's nasa property. whether it's junk or not. >> all right. and that's important to note. beat did mention that earlier. people might think they have a little souvenir. it is not yours. you cannot sell it unless they tell you it's okay to keep it. reynolds, we'll check in with you plenty throughout the morning. three minutes past the hour here now. we'll turn to some politics, shall we? a week from today your government, the u.s. government will run out of money if congress doesn't do something. so what are they doing this weekend? taking the weekend off. the shutdown could come, again could, if no spending deal is reached before the end of the month. right now congress fighting right now over how much money to set aside for disaster relief. the republican-controlled house
approved a bill with less funding than democrats wanted. so when the democratic-controlled senate got hold of the bill, they decided to set it aside for now. but harry reid says both sides taking the weekend off because they needed time to cool off, maybe come to a compromise next week. he has scheduled a new vote for monday afternoon. the republican presidential candidates are not taking the weekend off. they are busy in florida. a lot of them are there spending time. today we have a straw poll coming up at the presidency five event in orlando a day after the candidates spoke to the conservative voters at the cpac conference there. >> we need a nominee who's not ashamed of the tea party, who's willing to stand up for our tea party and tea party values. who believes we are taxed enough already.
>> it's time for us to recognize cheaters for what they are. on my first day in office, i will issue an executive order identifying china as a currency manipulator and allowing us to apply tariffs on their goods where they're cheating and killing american jobs. >> i've also been governor of a state that under my leadership led the nation in job creation and whose economy grew at triple the national rate even faster than texas. >> if we want to get america working again, we need washington to get out of the way! and with your help and people like you all across this great country, that is exactly what we will do. we will get america working again and take this country back to the great values and the principles that have made america wonderful. >> mitt romney and rick perry who you were seeing there headed to michigan today for another major republican conference. six minutes past the hour. no child left behind is maybe
getting left behind a little bit. the obama administration says it will start reviewing applications from states that want to opt out of parts of the education plan. president obama talked about the reasons for the change during his weekly web address. >> while the goals behind no child left behind were admirable, experience has ought taught us that the law had some serious flaws that are hurting our children instead of helping them. teachers are being forced to teach to the evident. while subjects like history and science are being squeezed out. and in order to avoid having their schools labeled as failures, some states lowered their standards in a race to the bottom. >> president obama has an important night ahead of him. he has a speech for the congressional black caucus, the caucus has been critical of the white house for the way the president has handled the jobs issue. unemployment among african-americans was nearly 17% last month. we saw history at the united nations, palestinian president mahmoud abbas formally requesting the world community admit palestinian into its
ranks. this move very likely to be vetoed by the u.s. here now cnn's senior united nations correspondent, richard roth. >> reporter: like two heavyweight boxers, the palestinian and israeli leaders took their best shots at each other inside the general assembly hall. mahmoud abbas entered to thunderous ovation, making his case for statehood while brandishing his formal application to the security council. abbas denounced israeli occupation and settlement activity while asking the 193 countries for acceptance in their ranks. >> translator: clear that the plo is ready to return immediately to the negotiating table on the basis of the adopted terms of reference based on on international legitimacy and the complete cessation of settlement activity. >> netanyahu didn't fare as well on the applause meter but he gave as good as he got.
having served israel here asity ambassador. he made an empassiimpassioned p israel to defend itself. he said it was fine if palestinian wanted a state but not created through the unu.n. >> i cannot risk the future of the jewish state on wishful thinking. leaders must see reality as it is, not as it ought to be. we must do our best toef shape the future. but we cannot wish away the dangers of the present. >> international peace negotiators for the middle east quickly met after the speeches and pressed both sides to return torn dialogue while making concrete proposals and commitments. the security council meets monday afternoon new york time to quickly consider the palestinian bid though no votes are expected. t.j.? >> thanks as always to richard roth. we certainly will be keeping an eye on the security council meeting coming up on monday. nine minutes past the hour now and you may have noticed
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florida. the marathon swimmer got tangled up with jellyfish. she was stung on her arms, body and face after treading water for a while, she then resumed the 100 plus mile swim that could put her in florida sometime on monday. casey anthony, well, she has to come up with another $120,000 to reimburse florida investigators. anthony was found not guilty in her daughter's murder but convicted of lying to investigators. her attorneys admitted she knew her daughter was dead before the search even started. she is now being charged a total of $217,000 for the costs to certainly for her missing daughter caylee. in massachusetts, a 14-year-old boy, well he simply ordered a new barrel for his paintball gun. well, when the delivery arrived, he did not have the that piece of equipment for his paintball gun. instead, he got a boxful of viagra and performance enhancing
oils. >> i guess embarrassing because i was opening it up in front of my mom and my brother was standing right next to me. >> well, you can imagine, parents not too excited about this delivery. everybody kind of scratching their heads here that the paintball website, they did apologize for the mix-up. gave the boy his money back but a lot of people still asking, how do you mix those two things up in the first place? 14 minutes past the hour. and up next, debating the death penalty. the execution of troy davis this week opened another chapter and we'll examine both sides of a long-running argument. stay with us.
now. the execution of convicted cop killer troy davis this week reignited the debate over the death penalty. his execution was one of three this week. the others in texas and alabama but davis's case got the most attention because of doubt about his guilt and the evidence used to convict him. got voices on both sides of the issue this morning. richard deeter, executive director of the death penalty information center and kent shi decker the director of the criminal justice legal foundation. thank you both for being here. mr. deeter, let me start with you then. why didn't -- or let's say troy davis wasn't one of the three executed in this country this week. do you think i would have you two on talking about the death penalty? >> no, there was an amazing outbouring on the night of had his execution, demonstrations in front of the white house, the supreme court, in paris and london, in georgia, students
pouring out of the universities here. this was quite an amazing wake-up call i think that the death penalty is not universally embraced here in america. >> i guess we knew that already, didn't we? that it wasn't ufrsly embraced but from the polls we see, americans have been in favor of the death penalty for some time. >> i didn't hear mr. deeter's answer but yes, americans have been in favor between two-thirds and three-quarts depending on how the polling question is worded. as far as your original question goes, there has been continuing continuing debate on the death penalty but a much more intense debate in the last week or so. >> we hopefully will get this thing out so you can hear mr. dieter. mr. shei digger, you talked about the reaction to troy davis. this was about not necessarily in your opinion the moral objection to the death penalty,
rather one man and one case where a lot of people had doubt? >> well, yes. and what we had in this case was there was a sufficient issue in this case for the supreme court to send the case to the u.s. district court for an extraordinary hearing and that court did hold a very extensive hearing, write a detailed 172-pain opinion in which he found that the case dissolved as soon as the witnesses came on the stand. unfortunately, that hearing didn't get most of the attention. and davis was the beneficiary of a very extensive pr campaign that really distorted the public reception as to the real facts of the case. >> mr. dieter, hopefully you were able to hear that. i've heard that several times that this was really about the public not understanding the testimony and the years of in and out of court and the judges who have heard this case and at every turn, troy davis lost. so do you think that public
outpouring was the result really of a pr campaign that worked? >> no, you know, i do agree with mr. sheidigger that this is not a moral revolution against the death penalty but it was an awareness that there was doubt about his case at fret level that this case has been reviewed, including that hearing, including the supreme court, including the parole board that reviewed it. there has been doubt and that's what people were concerned about that we -- as a country would execute someone but i do know there was doubts about it and everyone else knew that, as well. >> but to that same point, mr. dieter do you know there are doubts because of what you read and certainly what was in the press just like a lot of people? i'm not sure how extensively you researched the case. for a lot of people, they turn on the tv and hear and see people walking down the streets saying this man, there are doubts about his innocence.
so do you think that's what happened? again, the doubts people have didn't come from their own research necessarily. it came from a pr campaign. >> sure. some of the people hadn't researched all the briefs. but i have read as much as i could about this case. and this is a case based on eyewitness identification almost exclusively. and there are reports out just this week how unreliable that kind of evidence is. especially when the eyewitnesses start contradicting one another. i think if this case were tried again today fairly, that this would not be a death penalty case. you certainly would not get the death sentence. so the people were following you know, summaries of the case but the basic issue of doubt, that's what everybody was correct on. >> and mr. shiedigger, will this change anything? should this davis case change anything and should it change something if there is a hint of doubt about someone's guilt, shouldn't we just press paws or
stop and not execute someone? >> well, going forward into the future, i think it is correct that we should focus a lot more than we have on the questions of guilt and innocence. i think we have a 20-year review process where probably 95% of the issues litigated have nothing whatever to do with guilt. in a typical capital case, there's no doubt of guilt. we need to take our reinforce and adjust it some so we pay more attention on issues related to get and spend less resources litigating those issues that have nothing to do with -- >> that's a great point. that's certainly one that everybody focused on. the reviews and legal process was so much to do with legalese and not necessarily someone's guilt or innocence. i appreciate you both taking the time with us to enjoy the rest of your saturday. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> we're about 24 minutes past the hour now. we have heard it before. award heard it twice already just this year alone. the government could the
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monday. from southern texas to hawaii is, we're getting reports of possible sightings of nasa's dead satellite, this one coming to us from an i-reporter in hawaii. the agency says parts of that satellite enters the atmosphere somewhere over the pacific. right now they don't exactly know where the stuff is. let's say good morning once again 0 reynolds wolf keeping an eye on the skies. >> we got a few delays today. new york and boston, you might be sitting on the ground for about an hour, maybe a little less if you're lucky. delays extend into parts of philadelphia and d.c. metros. chicago some showers could keep you grounded on the tar mark. dense fog in cleveland. detroit might be a problem. charlotte might have scattered showers and storms there. meanwhile out in the atlantic, we're still dealing with ophe a ophelia. the storm may strengthen a little bit over the next couple days. we're watching tropical depression 17. the good news for ophelia, for
the tile being it's going to remain off the coast. more updates later on this morning. let's pitch it back to you. >> thank you, kind sir. as we get close to the bottom of the hour, there's been years of cheating husbands, wives who lied, the dead coming back to life. sounds like a soap rap. it is a soap opera. "all my children" is off the air. >> go away. >> it's me, tad. >> leave me alone. >> i know this is a shock, but it's me. i wear i'm alive. look, i promise, everything is going to be okay. >> he's alive. how many times has he been killed and came back to life? he's bee on the show for 30 years. are you going to see that man, michael knight a guest of ours in the 10:00 eastern hour after we have said good-bye to "all my children," off the air but still you might be able to catch new episodes. we'll tell you where. the guy who played tad joining me in the next hour. right now need to hand it over to christine romans and "your bo