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close quarters. chile's trapped miners show how they work together to survive deep under ground. still struggling. the new estimate of how much the economy is growing comes out this morning, and the news is not expected to be good. and five years later. hurricane katrina is still punishing thousands of its victims on the gulf coast. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, august 26, 2010. good morning, everybody. good to see you. thanks for joining us. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen this morning. this morning, 33 men trapped inside a mine in chile are showing us what their life is like. they're jammed together in a
tunnel nearly half a mile underground. chile's government has released a video shot by miners as officials continue to work on a rescue that could take months. randall pinkston is in washington with that part of the story. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. before we get to that video, a point here, the mining accident is forcing the chilean government to take a look at its own role in enforcing safety rules. but as you say, right now the focus is on rescuing those trapped men. 2300 feet underground the 33 trapped miners are doing everything they can to keep their spirits up. i'd like to say hello to my grandchildren, this man says, and all my family. these new images offer the best look yet at the conditions the men have been dealing with for 22 days now. the footage was shot with a camera that rescue crews sent down through a bore hole used for communication. the piners are perspiring but
are holding up. yesterday the miners learned they will likely stay trapped until christmas. still they are encouraged by the round-the-clock rescue effort. it takes courage to not leave us abandoned, says this miner. we know everything you've been doing outside. >> it's a very alienating environment. you're very isolated. there's a sense of not belonging to the earth anymore. >> reporter: on the surface, crews are using a small hole to lure food, water and medicine. but keeping the miners healthy is only part of the challenge. along with advising them to lose weight so they can fit through a rescue tunnel, officials have encouraged the men to keep each other entertained to pass the time. at one point in the newly released footage, the miners can be seen singing chile's national anthem. ♪ morale they will need to keep up in order to get out. one development that will not help their morale, the men are not being paid because the
mining company has no income and is on the verge of bankruptcy. terrell? >> and they are stuck down there in that mine at least until christmas. randall pinkston in washington, thank you so much. this morning former president jimmy carter is bringing home an american who had been in north korea in prison for more than six months. aijalon gomes hugged the former president before they got on a plane this morning. gomes was arrested in january for illegally entering north korea. he was serving an eight-year prison sentence. he was pardoned by dictator kim jong-il after a request from mr. carter. he arrived in north korea on wednesday for talks. this morning wildfires in washington state have burned at least two homes and threatening dozens of others. the two homes were destroyed in the town of arden, northeast, washington. another fire near the town of lyle along the oregon border is twice that size. as fire crews try to battle the blaze and bring it under control, dozens of homeowners have been told to evacuate the area.
>> do you think your place is going to be okay? >> i don't know. if the wind changes, we're history. >> no injuries have been reported. firefighters say winds have died down, making their work a little easier. the first major hurricane of the year is now a category 3 storm. hurricane danielle packing winds of 120 miles an hour is in the middle of the atlantic ocean. forecasters expect it to curve north, missing landfall, but it could bring dangerous waves to the east coast this weekend. right behind it is tropical storm earl. it could become a hurricane tomorrow. in california, an airplane's tires caught fire as it touched down in sacramento thursday. 15 people were hurt as passengers had to evacuate jetblue flight 262. using the emergency slides. sandra hughes has more. >> reporter: the jetblue airbus from long beach, california, was landing in sacramento when passengers said they heard a loud bang. >> like, boom! >> then when we hit the landing, everything started shaking. and then like the bags and the
masks fell down. >> at about 50 feet the plane just abruptly stopped. >> the flight attendant came over the speaker system and just said, get off the plane, get off the plane. >> reporter: the air bst bus a320 landed around 1:20, blowing all tires on the right-hand side of the jet, starting a small fire. >> got out to the grass. you could see the tires in flames. >> reporter: officials say the plane experienced problems with the brakes. >> all of a sudden we hear like, beep, beep, beep, and that's when everything went crazy. they all stood up. everyone was, like, screaming. >> reporter: the crew deployed the emergency slides to evacuate the plane and witnesses say that is how most of the injured got hurt. >> one lady had come off the chute and landed on her tailbone on the tarmac. and then one other lady, i think, maybe had some injuries to her ankle. >> reporter: 86 passengers and five crew members were on board. sandra hughes, cbs news, los angeles. on the "cbs moneywatch," a mixed day for stocks in asia. ashley morrison is here in new york with more on that.
good morning to you. >> good morning to you. a mixed day in asia. japan's nikkei gained 1% while hong kong's hang seng was mostly lower. on wall street, thursday stocks slid despite jobless claims for falling for the first time in three positive. the nasdaq was down almost 23 points. this morning the government is expected to cut its estimate of how much the economy is growing. economists predict the latest gdp numbers will be revised from around 2.5% growth to between 1% and 1.5%, raising fears we are slipping back into a recession. also this morning, ben bernanke speaks in wyoming. the fed chair is expected to discuss where he believes the u.s. economy is headed after keeping interest rates at record lows, many want to know what else the central bank can do to stabilize the recovery. there's another big recall for toyota. this one involves more than 1
million vehicles, all of them 2005 through 2008 corolla and matrix hatchback. a computer defect can cause the engine to stall without warning. the flaw is blamed for three accidents and one minor injury. apple and netflix have joined forces. a new app for the iphone allows netflix subsubscribers to stream movies live, so no need for wi-fi. they can update through the netflix catalog. the application is free to download but you need a $9 subscription to stream the video. waiting for last minute for back to school may have paid off. walmart, jcpenney and k-mart are offering big discounts off school supplies. at the kentucky state fair a pig really brought home the bacon. this 16-pound blue ribbon ham sold at auction for $1.6 million.
that's almost 100 grand per pound. all the proceeds go to local charities. terrell, i am certainly no expert, but that is one fine looking piece of meat. >> for a piece of petition that expensive, i would eat every single bite. you might see me chewing on the bone, licking my fingers. >> licking the plate. >> ashley morrison in new york this morning. appreciate it so much. just ahead on the morning news -- tainted chicken feed linked to the massive egg recall. glenn beck gets ready to rally the conservative faithful in the capital. there are questions over his timing. [ female announcer ] stay once...
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arrested three men in an alleged terror plot, including one suspect who appeared on canadian "idol." ♪ i like you the way you are ♪ >> one of three men arrested in ottawa sang avril lavigne's "complicated." authorities say they made the arrests because the suspects were about to send money to terrorists in afghanistan. talk show host glenn beck is causing controversy by holding a rally saturday on the anniversary of martin luther king's most famous speech. beck's rally will take place on the steps of the lincoln memorial in washington. it's the same place dr. king gave his "i have a dream" speech 47 years ago. beck has called president obama a racist. he says the rally is nonpolitical but critics challenge that claim. >> he uses the classic tools in the talk radio arsenal. conflict, tension, fear and resentment.
where martin luther king was a uniter at the end of the day, glenn beck is a professional divider. >> at the same time as the beck rally, civil rights leader are hosting a reclaim the dream march. the two groups might actually clash. federal officials have found at least one source of salmonella that triggered the massive egg recall. the fda says the number of salmonella cases possibly linked to eggs has grown to nearly 150 0e. it makes it the worst outbreak in four decades. dean reynolds reports. >> reporter: the fda and centers for disease control says sal poe ne salmonella back tear was detected in the feed at wright county egg and provided to hillandale farm. wright county egg pointed a finger at a third-party supplier. government officials say wright and hillandale are still producing eggs sent to pasturizing plants where the fda says they'll be made safe for consumption in products such as mayonnaise, ice cream and cookie dough.
a new fda rule requires large producers to practice better health safety. but critics say the agency lacks the resources to make it happen. >> the agency acts more like a fire department, waiting for the problems to emerge and then going out and inspecting the facilities. it's really a backward system. >> reporter: wright county egg's owner jack decoster has a long history of problems at his facilities. at one in maine, undercover video shows chickens having their necks wrung by workers who then kicked them into piles on the floor. back in the '80s a decoster operation in maryland was implicated in several salmonella outbreaks, including one at a new york city hospital, in which 11 people died, prompting local officials to bar it from selling eggs in the state. and while decoster has avoided reporters so far, he has been invited to testify in front of congress next month to explain what happened. dean reynolds, cbs news,
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held captive there is coming home. good morning. i'm john kessler. and i'm sydnie kohara. the man from boston was sentenced to hard labor for trespassing. coming up at five: how the former president was able to secure the man's release. it still stinks in redwood shores... and people there must stay out of the water. crews... still trying to fix a broken sewer line that sent raw sewage into several garages. how residents get updates on the progress of the repairs. found... the cause of a salmonella contamination that sparked the recall of more than a half billion eggs. and the first video of those miners trapped underground in chile. join us for cbs 5 eyewitness news early edition ... beginning at five.
on the "cbs morning news," here's a look at today's weather. warm weather is covering much of the country, giving us sunny skies. thunderstorms linger in portions of the southeast around florida and the desert southwest. cloudy skies are finally leaving the new england area. here's another look at this morning's top stories. 33 trapped miners in chile are giving us the first extended look at their conditions underground. in a video they play cards, call out to their families and even sing. they might not be rescued until christmas. new worries about a recession. experts say updated second quarter figures coming out this morning will show the economy only grew about half as much as originally thought. five years ago hurricane katrina roared up the gulf coast. the aftermath of which killed hundreds. while the focus has largely been on the new orleans area, mississippi took the brunt of the storm and thousands continue to struggle.
manuel gallegus reports from gulfport, mississippi. >> reporter: life has dealt billy gilmore a tough hand the past five years. >> i don't invite people to my house because i'm ashamed for the way i've had to live. >> reporter: hurricane katrina left her home under 30 feet of water. she moved into a fema trailer and later a government cottage. then hurricane gustav flooded the cottage and she was forced to live in her storage shed. now at 76 she's not sure what's next. >> i'm just too old to keep starting over. >> reporter: katrina damaged or destroyed more than 94,000 homes in coastal mississippi. more than 5,000 storm victims still have no permanent place to live. >> everything here was gone. >> reporter: kathleen johnson came here to help mississippi's elderly and poor after katrina and never left. >> this used to be a tendency to want to celebrate this anniversary. the truth of the matter is there's not a lot to celebrate. >> reporter: in large areas of coastal mississippi, only 1 in 8 homes has been rebuilt. the landscape is a mix of weeds,
remnants of the storm and new construction. with sky high insurance costs, stricter building codes and a slow economy, many couldn't afford to stay. there is some progress. juanita lost her family home in katrina. she saved her insurance money and for about $60,000 camp victor ministries is building her a new one. >> this is where i need to be. i've been here for 57 years. and it's like somebody rips my heart out every time i leave. >> reporter: she'll be moving into her new home by the end of the year. manuel gallegus, cbs news, gulfport, mississippi. and this morning on "the early show," harry smith is live in new orleans to mark the fifth anniversary of hurricane katrina. i'm terrell brown. this is the "cbs morning news." [ female announcer ] stay once...
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parts of southern california hope to dry out this morning after some serious flash flooding. blinding rain thursday flooded roads and unleashed torrents of mud. the mud was seven feet deep if some places. on oregon's mt. hood, crews have recovered the body of two cl missing since december. the cause of death has not been rmined. the bodies were found near each other at 9700 feet. they were not in a cave or a shelter. the city of los angeles is going for it with a controversial plan to evaluate the teachers in the school system. teachers will be graded based on student test scores. it's aimed at improving the performance of teachers. barry petersen has details this morning. >> reporter: los angeles parents shopping for supplies may soon
be shopping for teachers. using data from a system that claims to tell exactly how good a teacher may be. >> that sounds like a great idea for some parents who want to know more about their teacher's background. >> reporter: it's called value-added analysis, rating teachers based on student test scores. for instance, if a student who ranked in the 60th percentile tests higher at the end of the year, the teacher gets a better rating. if the student falls, the teacher's rating falls. >> if we don't know whether the student are growing, we can't be sure whether the teacher is effective. >> reporter: at least 23 states have tools in place to implement the value-added approach. and it was used in the firings of 241 teachers in the district of columbia. >> i've never seen the level of fear in the classroom among teachers as i saw this year. >> reporter: and now it's coming to l.a. after the "los angeles times" used it to assess 6,000 elementary school teachers in math and english.
and in an unprecedented move "the times" will release the names and analysis of each teacher for every parent to see. >> so that teachers in the school district can see the value of this information, something they've avoided for years. >> reporter: the "los angeles times" analysis had some surprising results. there can be dramatic differences in how well teachers improve test scores even in the same school. that a teacher's level of education is not a measure of how good a teacher is. and good teachers can succeed just as as well in poor neighborhoods as well as rich ones. but the l.a. teachers' union calls it a too simple answer to public education woes. >> it's because teachers don't have textbooks. we have 40 children in a classroom. art and music programs have been eliminated. >> reporter: still, some l.a. teachers, like rudy, working in a system that lays off based mainly on seniority, thinks assessing performance is fine. >> you need to make sure that the teachers you do keep are the best. >> reporter: proponents say
teachers should face public scrutiny. others argue that there is no test for the best measure of a teacher, one who can inspire a child to learn. barry petersen, cbs news, los angeles. >> a controversy that is sure to continue. that is the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. we hope to catch you later on here for "the early show." i'm terrell brown at cbs news headquarters in new york. have a great weekend. take care. ,, ????????