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>> and check out brian's daily briefing weekdays at 11:00 on caption colorado, l.l.c. mother nature's wrath. two people are dead in texas after flash floods and tornados from tropical storm hermine rip across the state. while an out of control wildfire in colorado becomes the most destructive in state history. koran outrage. concern grows for u.s. citizens around the world as a florida pastor continues his plan to burn the holy muslim book this weekend. we'll have reaction from the only muslim member of congress. and an "early show" exclusive. the victim of that brutal acid attack in arizona opens up about the moment that changed her life, and her fight to keep her family together, early this thursday morning, september 9th, 2010.
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captioning funded by cbs good morning, everybody, here on a thursday. i'm harry smith. >> and i'm erica hill. a lot to get to this morning including some fascinating exclusive interviews. the woman from arizona, derri velarde, who was burned in an acid attack is here in the studio with us this morning. she'll join us live to tell her story. >> also the big headline, piers morgan gets larry king's job. people have seen him on a talent show, whatever it is, but people across america say who is this guy. our amanda holden, our good pal, they're very good friends. we have an exclusive with amanda and piers and she'll tell us all about the guy. he has an amazing, interesting newspaper background and he may have the right feet to fill those shoes. >> looking forward to that. first we want to begin with the latest on that deadly flooding in texas where the aftermath of
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tropical storm hermine spawned a series of tornados and dumped up to eight inches of rain. robbie owens of ktvt is in dallas this morning with the very latest. robbie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. right on the heels of tropical storm hermine, a series of tornados tore through the area on wednesday leaving behind damage like this and capping a day of unusually severe weather here. as remnants of hermine moved through texas wednesday, at least three twisters touched down near dallas, damaging a strip mall and leaving a swath of destruction. >> it was huge. it was just swirling for a little while. i think it just touched down for maybe four or five minutes. we saw debris fly up. >> reporter: earlier in the day, residents of an apartment complex in arlington were caught off guard when floodwaters left them trapped. >> literally within 30 minutes, it was so high that we couldn't even walk back and forth to the apartment. >> reporter: roller coasters came to a stop at the nearby six flags when heavy rains caused a
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creek to overflow its banks, leaving much of the amusement park under water. and in austin, stranded drivers fell victim to flooded roads and highways. >> it just came up a lot quicker than we expected and quicker than we were able to take care of it because we were having rescue calls all over the city. >> reporter: this mobile home park in nolanville was no match for the raging waters as residents watched their homes and dreams simply wash away. >> you know, we're 75 -- or 76 and 77 years old. we've got to start all over now. >> reporter: amazingly, though, there were no serious injuries reported in the tornados here in the dallas area. the driver of that tractor-trailer there walked away with just scrapes and bruises. in dallas, robbie owens for "the early show." we want to turn our attention to colorado where officials say a wildfire raging near boulder is now the most destructive in that state's history. the fire has destroyed at this point at least 135 homes, and after four days it is just 10%
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contained. cbs news correspondent berry petersen joins us this morning from broomfield, colorado, which is a base for firefighting planes that are attacking those flames. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. well, the planes taking off today could be a problem. the forecast is for wind gusts up to 50 miles an hour. when that happens, these planes go nowhere because the retardant just gets blown away in the wind. one less tool in fighting wildfires that started on monday morning and roared to life in a matter of minutes. when the planes were overhead, will espozito knew it was serious and in minutes it went from serious to downright dangerous. >> it's time to go. >> reporter: he and 3500 others were forced to evacuate, and last night many of them showed up at a boulder community center, including this man, who lost his home. >> i don't expect to leave here feeling good tonight.
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i'm sorry. too many of my neighbors' homes are gone. >> reporter: and others frustrated about not knowing if their homes are still standing. >> but many of us have no idea. i don't know if my home is standing or not. and it focuses too much on people who are working really hard instead of the people who are fearful that their homes are burned down. >> reporter: meanwhile, a brief late afternoon rain helped. if not enough to stop the fire, at least to make it easier for the up to 300 firefighters now on the job. >> the cooler temperatures and the cloud cover were something that allowed firefighters to work quicker, because it was a lot cooler for them. >> reporter: but for some in this assistance center, the fate of the battle against the fire is meaningless. they have lost it all, and now all they can do is start over. >> they're going to help me find
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temporary housing. and right now i'm going to buy clothes. >> reporter: the concern now is for four people who are still listed as missing. the fear is that they stayed behind to try to fight and save their own homes. erica? >> barry petersen in colorado this morning. barry, thanks. now here's harry. now to the latest on the florida pastor who says he will burn the koran this saturday. the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. his demonstration is now causing safety concerns for people in his hometown as well as americans in other countries. cbs news correspondent kelly cobiella is in gainesville, florida, and has the latest. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, harry. this morning the president, president obama, is stepping into this controversy saying this protest would be a recruitment bonanza for al qaeda. it is just one more in a chorus of voices warning about a possible violent backlash to this, but so far the florida
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pastor at the center of it all is standing firm. >> we are not convinced that backing down is the right thing. >> reporter: the protest of one man with less than 50 followers is having a ripple effect around the world. the state department ordered u.s. embassies to assess their security and brace for possible protests, and the top u.s. commander in afghanistan warned again that jones could be putting u.s. lives in danger. >> we're concerned that the images from the burning of a koran would be used in the same way that extremists used images from abu grabi. >> reporter: he says he has support from others who are afraid to speak publicly. yet members of his church in germany are distancing himself from him. sarah palin urged jones to back off, calling the protest insensitive and an unnecessary
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provocation, much like the building of a mosque at ground zero. the man behind that project said on cnn wednesday night he never meant to offend the victims of 9/11. >> if i knew that this would happen, would cause this kind of pain, i wouldn't have done it. >> reporter: in florida, jones' neighbors packed a church to pray with imams, priests and rabbis as a show of tolerance. religious leaders are trying to convince jones to change his plans. >> i think the pastor as a christian will follow in the footsteps of christ and will do the right thing. >> reporter: anger at this protest is clearly growing, at least 100 counter protesters are expected here on saturday, probably many more than that and some fairly intensive security measures are being put in place, including gainesville police officers, the s.w.a.t. team and the fbi. harry. >> kelly cobiella in gainesville this morning, thank you.
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joining us from minneapolis is representative keith ellison, the first muslim ever elected to congress. and from dallas, dr. richard land, president of the ethics and religious liberty commission of the southern baptist convention. good morning to you both. >> good morning. >> good morning. thank you. >> dr. land, let me start with you. numbers of ministers, evangelicals, pentecostals, you even of billy graham's son, franklin graham, who is no fan of islam, trying to reach out to this pastor. does this pastor have a theological leg to stand on? >> no. no. if you asked the question what would jesus do, jesus would never do this. this is odeus, this is absolutely beyond the pail. it doesn't follow the golden rule, it doesn't follow the teachings of jesus in any way, shape or form. and he's being urged by christians from all spectrums and other religious leaders not to do this out of respect for our muslim citizens and also out
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of respect for the serious danger that it's going to place american soldiers and american civilians in overseas. i mean this is a needless, hurtful and really absolutely beyond the pail provocation. >> congressman, let me ask you this because you have the president speaking out on this issue now saying that this burning of korans is going to work as a recruitment tool for al qaeda. a recruitment bonanza. who does this hurt most? >> well, i think it certainly has the potential to hurt americans in uniform of our country, but i think it also damages our constitution, it damages the fabric of our nation that is based on the idea of religious liberty, an ideal enshrined in our first amendment. but the thing i'd like to say is that i urge people in congregations, muslim and other,
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to urge restraint, to urge patience and to urge caution. you should not reward this provocation with a counter response, unless that is a loving response, unless that is an interfaith response, but i would ask religious leaders to speak to their congregations and say he's trying to provoke you, don't be provoked. >> one of the things that's being talked about, congressman, is that there is a line that could be drawn from the anti-islamic -- anti-muslim sentiment that seems to be growing in this country and seems to be festering in the islamic cultural center that's being proposed to be built a couple of blocks away from ground zero. do you see a line that connects here? >> well, in my view, the cultural center in lower manhattan, the purpose of it wasn't to offend or insult anyone. the purpose was to try to build bridges of understanding. now, people can have different
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interpretations as to what it means to them, but there's no doubt that the people who pulled this project together were not intending to insult anyone, because there's a mosque within four blocks and they have been in this place for a number of years before. this is a deliberate attempt to provoke people, so i think that there are real distinctions. the course the similarity is that there does seem to be a certain wave of anti-islamic sentiment, but let me just add this, while this is anti-islamic sentiment, there are many, many more christians, jew, buddhists, hindus who are standing in solidarity and that's a good sign. people are rising to the occasion. >> very quickly, dr. land, what is the antidote to this? >> do unto others as you would have them do unto you. love your neighbor as yourself. take into consideration your fellow citizens' and your
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neighbors' feelings and let's act towards others as we would want to be treated ourselves. >> dr. land, congressman ellison, thank you very much for taking the time to speak with us this morning. thank you. >> thank you. >> take care. >> it continues to be a fascinating story. jeff glor is standing by at the news desk with a look at the rest of the top stories. jeff, good morning. >> good morning to you, and good morning, everyone. conflict between muslims and christians may be behind a bombing this morning in southern russia. it rocked a southern market in a mostly christian area. 15 people were killed and more than 100 people were hurt. police say a persistent wave of violence has been linked to an islamic insurgency. it appears to be getting personal. in the off year election battle between taxes between president obama and his top republican critic. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante is in washington this morning with more on that. bill, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, jeff. that's right, the president has singled out house republican leader john boehner as a symbol
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of everything that he thinks republicans are doing wrong in congress. he went on the attack in boehner's home state of ohio. >> let me be clear to mr. beohner and everyone else. we should not hold middle class tax cuts hostage any longer. >> reporter: the white house says cleveland was chosen because that was exactly where boehner made a speech highly critical of the president last month. >> president obama stated he wants to stop some tax hikes and not others. once again, putting government in the position of picking winners and losers and pitting taxpayer against taxpayer. >> reporter: in his remarks, the president targeted boehner singling him out eight times. >> there were no new policies from mr. boehner. there was just the same philosophy that we had already tried during the decades they were in power. the same philosophy that led to this mess in the first place. >> reporter: and the president insisted that the bush tax cuts for higher income earners,
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couples making more than $250,000 a year, will not be extended when they expire at the end of the year. >> i think the american people have had enough of politicians in washington talking about wanting to create jobs. it's a ploy to get themselves re-elected. >> the only reason they're holding this up is politics, pure and simple. they're making the same calculation they made just before my inauguration. if i fail, they win. >> reporter: boehner is likely to become speaker of the house if the republicans do succeed in taking back that chamber in the november elections. but for now, the president seems content to make boehner the face of the republican party and of the populous opposition to extending tax cuts for high income earners. bill plante, cbs news, the white house. it appears men can feel like they lost weight without diet or exercise. just go shopping.
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all right, evod all right. that's going to do it for your latest weather. let's get over to harry and erica. i'm going to stick with the elastic waist bands. >> are you going to be all right with that story? >> it's going to bother me all day. just ahead this morning, speaking out in an exclusive interview, derri velarde is in the studio with us. she's a single mother of five who survived a brutal acid attack in arizona. we'll ask her if she thinks she knows who may be behind it. also we're hear from piers morgan exclusively about his new
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good morning. it's 7:25. in the headlines, the proposed elevated train to connect bart to the oakland airport moves forward. an mtc committee approves spending $20 million in state fund on the project. bart says it would create jobs and avoid traffic delays getting to the airport. critics say the three-mile rail line would be a waste of $500,000,000. there is a possibility a lot of san francisco muni drivers will call in sick next week. flyers have been posted about a sickout starting next tuesday. the union says it has not sanctioned that job action. bad brakes on a dump truck are blamed for a traffic pile- up in oakland. the truck guessing off i-580 at grand avenue yesterday when it crashed into the back of a car setting off a chain
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reaction that damaged a dozen vehicles. five people suffered injuries, none considered life- threatening. traffic and weather right after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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no accidents but a lot of congestion especially at the
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bay bridge toll plaza. a long wait even to the pay gates. we had an accident on the incline and another accident -- rooks like you can see the tow truck out there in the center divide as you approach the toll plaza. so it may cause an extra backup well into the macarthur maze now. also just kind of slow going right now westbound 237 heading towards silicon valley. but here's a bright spot. 880 past the coliseum looks good all the way into downtown oakland. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. our forecast for today, cloudy skies out there but here we are looking out from our san jose camera. we got a little sunshine to talk about. we have sunshine and clouds to talk about. here's your seven-day forecast: cloudy skies at the coast 60s. mix of sun and clouds for the bay and inland with temperatures slightly warmer. look at the weekend, looks good. temperatures will continue to warm up. the weekend expected to be the warmest days so far. well, outside of monday. monday, tuesday and wednesday, looking good with more sunshine expected. ,,,,,,,,
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really nice crowd out on the plaza this morning. we'll get out there and get a chance to know them a little better in just a little while. welcome back to the "early show." coming up, an exclusive look at the man trying to fill some big suspenders. piers morgan is taking over for larry king on cnn starting in january. he's a much bigger name in britain than he is here. our friend, amanda holden, who's a pretty big name herself over there, had a talk with piers about his plans for his new role. also, we're looking forward to tomorrow night and the return of stand up to cancer. a big-name fund-raiser for cancer research that will be on cbs and the other major networks. we'll get a preview from our katie couric, one of the driving
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forces behind that organization. erica? >> harry, thanks. we want to get to this first. our exclusive intoer view this morning with derri velarde, the woman scarred by an acid attack in mesa, arizona. it's an attack that some say could be a copycat of another crime in washington state last week. last friday derri was getting out of her car at her home when a woman walked up and threw acid in her face. she was severely burned on her face, neck, back and arms and says she didn't know the attacker, still at large. police think she may be connected to someone who knows derri. joining us exclusively for her first live tv interview, thank you for being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> first of all, how are you feeling? >> i'm doing well. i'm doing well. a little sore. >> i would imagine. you have some bandages on. we can see a little bit, the aftereffects, but from everything we've heard, you look, actually, really good considering. >> thank you. >> what have doctors said about
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your condition, about your prognosis? >> it's really tough because i guess with burns they change so much. and they're really still evaluating me. it's mostly second-degree. they believe some of the spots on my back are third degree. they're watching to see how deep they actually went. it looks a little deeper in some spots. and they haven't said anything yet about surgery or, you know, things like that, or plastic surgery or my recovery. i just found out the other day that i'll have to wear burn garments, which i don't know that much about it but i heard them mention it to me when i was checking out that i'll come back and get fitted. >> you'll learn a lot about it. your quick thinking may have saved this from being much worse. you come into the house and all of a sudden your daughter and boyfriend are there and they helped you get in the shower. how important was that to stopping this acid? >> well, i've been told very important. it was a natural instinct. the first thing i did was when
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i -- it was on my eyelid. at the time, i couldn't tell, the pain was so intense. i couldn't tell if it was my eye burning. my kitchen sink was right when i walked in so the first thing i did was frushing my face because i was afraid i was going to lose my eye. when i was flushing my face i felt the burning on my clothes and we ripped them off and they were like, you need to get in the shower. so i think the water, you know, definitely helped dilute it significantly. >> i can't imagine. i'm sure it's difficult for anybody at home to imagine what that sensation must be like e to -- does it just feel like your skin is on fire? could you smell anything? hear anything? >> i couldn't smell anything. i couldn't detect an odor. as a matter of fact, when she threw it on me, i thought it was water at first. but it only took seconds, probably milisecond for it to start burning and, yeah, just felt like my skin was just on fire. it just felt deep and intense. it was awful.
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it was awful. >> and you got a very -- a little glimpse of this woman. you said you saw her eyes for at least a split second. there was an evil look in her eye? >> yeah. you know, i thought -- i thought she was going to call me a bad name or something as she looked at me like she was going to say something not very nice. >> something not fit for morning tv? >> yes. but she didn't actually speak at all but she was saying it with her face. yeah. i mean, eyes is really what i saw and remember. >> did she look familiar to you at all? >> no, no. eye never seen her before. and i don't know her. but i was telling the detectives, there was a slight familiarity, maybe i had seen her aren't the complex or -- >> in the grocery store? >> or maybe she just looked like somebody i know. >> do you know of anybody who would want to harm you in such a vicious way? >> no. no. i don't. i don't have -- i don't have any problems with anyone. i don't have any enemies, that
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i -- apparently, that i know of. >> so, do you think it was random or do you think -- >> no, no. >> she seemed to know your schedule. >> yeah, yeah. no, it was definitely planned for me. you know, it was premeditated. if you can use that word. but then again, no, i can't -- there's nothing that i i've done or that i can think i've done that would anger somebody to this extent. i mean, i can't imagine doing anything to anger somebody to that extent. i was telling people, don't even have road rage. i'm the person that lets people in. i don't understand it. i don't know. i have no idea who could be -- >> if you ever saw this woman again, is there anything you'd say to her? >> you know, i was asked that before, and i really -- i haven't even really thought about it until they had asked me, you know, earlier in the week. and i just -- no. i'm the kind of person that i'm not going to -- i'm just not going to waste any more of my time thinking about her or --
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she's just not a thought if my mind. >> what happens for you now? you're a mom of five. you've got a lot going on. >> that's the question. i don't know. i'm literally working have day to make ends meet. obviously, i can't work right now, so i have no idea. i have no idea. i'm just taking it day by day, really. >> you have an incredibly positive attitude. >> thank you. >> which, you know, a lot of people may not have in the face of this. >> yeah. i'm just -- i'm blessed to be here. it could have been a gun. it could have been worse. i could not be here right now. i'm like, i'm here,
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up next, the new larry king. minus the suspenders. our amanda holden has an "early show" exclusive interview with piers morgan. he'll be taking over that time slot at cnn. this is "the early show" on cbs. hi, mom. how was school today?
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cnn has officially announced that piers morgan from "america's got talent" will replace larry king when he leaves his long-running prime
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time program in january. "early show" special contributor amanda holden recently visited with piers morgan. she joins us from london with an "early show" exclusive. amanda, good morning. >> good morning, harry. well, some of you know me as one of the judges on "britain's got talent." i sit between piers morgan and simon cowell. an extraordinary place to be. on american television piers is seen weekly as a talent judge but in england he's also known as a veteran journalist who's covered news all over the world. i sat down with piers for a personal conversation and he told me how he approached cnn and then campaigned to replace the king of talk. >> welcome to cnn. >> thank you very much. it's a great honor -- >> reporter: with that hand shake larry king ended an era and handed over the reins of his 25-year-old show to british journalist piers morgan. >> with that chapter closing i'm looking forward to the future. what my next chapter will bring. but for now, for here, it's time
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to hang up the nightly suspenders. >> reporter: it was a storied career that included some 40,000 interviews, king's been the man everyone's opened up to. >> who gave you this ring? >> richard. >> reporter: a frenz request of speculation erupted as to who would replace the legend, from ryan seacrest to joy behar. the name as a frontrunner was actually the british journalist. >> if i'm as memorable in 40 years' time as he's become, i'll be thrilled. >> reporter: now in one of his very first interview, he says the enormity of the job is sinking in. >> he's one of my heroes. what i loved about the show is he could do the president one minute and do paris hilton the next and could be equally as comfortable. >> reporter: many recognize piers in this country from a talent show and from the judge that discovered susan boyle.
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he also happens to be one of the most respected interviewers in the uk. in his show "piers morgan's life stories" he's faced off with prime ministers. >> there's no narcotics swashing around -- >> no, i've never touched any cannabis -- >> reporter: my husband says you plump the cushions up nicely and then whack them. >> i think what i'm known for in britain most is asking very direct questions. >> how vein are you? >> not that vein, actually. i'm actually not. >> how have you kept a straight face saying that. actually, i know how you kept a straight face. a little botox. >> reporter: piers' unique style has made him an insider on both sides of the atlantic from the elite to the royal. >> i had lunch with diana and william when he was 13. she looked absolutely beautiful in the flesh. i remember thinking the most beautiful woman i've seen in my life. >> reporter: american odd yens
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have no idea, really, of your journalistic background. and you have feasted on celebrities in our country. >> i find the celebrity culture fascinating and i also find a lot of them to be overpaid, underworked, pampered prima donnas. so when i find whining celebrities, it really gets on my nerves. >> reporter: with his new cnn show starting in january, it's not too soon for piers to be thinking about who he'd like to talk to. >> i'd love to do president obama. i like what he's done to the reputation of america abroad, which i'm not sure many americans fully understand. bill clinton, another one. >> reporter: oh, yes. >> one of the most charismatic man i've ever seen. and mel gibson. >> reporter: no matter who he's sitting across from, piers is determined to make his mark on tv. >> i want to become the person that, you know, big stars in america, big public figures feel they can go to for an entertaining encounter, but they'll be thinking that wasn't an easy ride. that's the perfect interview environment.
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>> piers' now show doesn't doesn't have a name but it will be based in new york. he'll shuttle between new york and london. he's a complete news junky he and tells me he can't wait for the next new story to break. he said he knew he wanted to be a reporter since he was 6 years old. ah. replacing larry king is really a dream come true for him. >> talk to me a little bit more about his background. we really own know him from the reality show in the united states and a little from the one in the uk. he really has a wide knowledge of all kinds of celebrities. >> i mean, he has dozens and dozens of celebrities he's interviewed. many of them now have become his friends. i can tell you one story that i can share that he -- piers told me he was actually the person that introduced paul mccartney to heather mills and encouraged had imto go out with her. we all know how that ended. apparently sir paul mccartney said, thanks, mate, that cost me
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$50 million. another bit of juicy gossip is that piers told me sarah ferguson begged him for an introduction to tiger woods just -- well, not near the scandal but a few years before the scandal broke. but he didn't. and think she had a lucky escape because she might have been on that list of conquests. >> there you go. amanda, thank you so much. love the insight. >> thank you. >> we're all voting yes for the new do, by the way. >> oh, bless you. thank you. >> have a good day. >> loving yours as always, harry. >> amanda, thank you so much. diabetes testing? what else is new?
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no new taxes without voter approval. jerry brown the knowledge and know-how to get california working again. it is 7:55. time for news headlines from cbs 5. i'm sydnie kohara. the only surviving person connected to a series of bay area murders is out of jail now. charles rittenhouse was freed on bail in solano county yesterday evening. he faces explosives charges. his wife is among four people dead but another man is suspected in those deaths. that suspect was killed by officers last week. 75 of the most influential people in silicon valley are urging major league baseball to allow the oakland as to move to san jose. the corporate executives signed a two-page letter of solidarity. it urges baseball commissioner bud selig to allow the as and the city to move forward with a downtown ballpark. baseball officials have spent more than a year on this issue and have yet to make a decision on territorial rights. the san francisco giants are
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protect your loved ones. a lot of slow traffic in our usual problem areas. westbound 4 really slow right now making your way out of the antioch. really heavy from a street to loveridge. and it's slow going right now out of the altamont pass too. we had an earlier accident near vasco. it was quickly cleared to the right shoulder but that didn't help matters.
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westbound 580 your drive time now 21 minutes from the altamont pass out towards the dublin interchange. south bay not much better either. out of downtown san jose, those northbound lanes of 280, really slow and go just right there by the 880 interchange. almost a half hour now from 101 as you make your way out towards cupertino. and 880 through oakland, this still looks okay. it's definitely starting to get a little heavy towards high street. if you're continuing southbound 880 in san leandro, there is an accident near 238 that was just cleared to the right shoulder. but it's still a little slow in that area. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. well, coit tower this morning, how's it looking? not so good. cloudy skies out there trying -- trying a few breaks in there, trying. but not much. seven-day forecast, here's a look at how it all breaks down. lower 60s along the coastline today with clouds, sunshine for the bay and inland with temperatures slightly warmer. we will continue to warm up friday, saturday and sunday. pretty good-looking weekend expected.
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♪ large crowd out here on the plaza. i just, i just thought i saw somebody that looked familiar just for a second. >> did you think it was an idol? >> i have no idea. welcome back to the "early show." i'm harry smith along with erica hill. stand up to cancer, which raised tens of millions of dollars for research two years ago is going to be back in primetime on friday. all the major networks and a lot of cable channels, too. katie couric is co-host. she's heavily involved in this effort, of course, and she's going to be along to tell us what to expect from this very important event. >> it's important and it had an
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incredible response last time. so really looking forward to that tomorrow night. also, if you were a fan of "the real housewives of new jersey," you know danielle staub. well, she's leaving the show. >> really? >> she wants everybody to know whose idea it was. was had hers? was it the network's? you are in luck because danielle is joining us exclusively this morning. she's in the studio there. we will find out from her. also find out what's next for the reality star. first, though, we want to get a check of the news. jeff glor is standing by at the news desk this morning. good morning, jeff. >> guys when you think about it who's really not a fan of "the real housewives of new jersey"? >> i can't think of a soul. >> yeah, everybody. good morning, guys. good morning, everyone. president obama wants a florida pastor to call off his plans to burn copies of the koran on saturday. mr. obama said this morning, "this is a recruitment bonanza for al qaeda" and that it might cause serious violence in pakistan or afghanistan. he also says it might lure more individuals who would be willing to blow themselves up in american or european cities. cbs news correspondent charlie dageda is in london this morning
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with more on this. charlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jeff. the u.s. state department has issued a warning to american embassies in muslim countries to brace for an anti-american backlash, demonstrations and the possibility of violence. the plan to burn the koran has already sparked outrage among muslims the world over. protesters in india burned american flags this morning and chanted "down with america." in britain, a former leader of an islamic hardline group told cbs news this morning he plans to call on muslims worldwide to make 9/11 a burn the stars and stripes day. >> the burning of the koran has united the muslims around the world and has made them very angry, and i think that the americans are really digging their own grave. >> reporter: in afghanistan, muslim leaders said the u.s. can't afford to let the burning go ahead. "america must stop this," he says, "the taliban will use it as proof they are here to destroy islam."
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during a trip to pakistan, actress angelina jolie was appalled at the idea of burning the koran. >> i have hardly the words to -- that somebody would do that to somebody's religious book. >> reporter: indonesia, the world's largest muslim country, has sent a letter to president obama asking him to step in and forbid the bonfire from taking place. jeff? >> charlie dageda in london this morning. charlie, thank you. today is kyron horman's 8th birthday. the boy from portland, oregon, has been missing since june 4th. classes are back in session at the elementary school where horman disappeared and the boy's father joined volunteers working on a nearby wall of hope in honor of his son. remnants of tropical storm hermine have moved north after producing wild weather in texas. an eyewitness grabbed his iphone and caught video of this tornado roaring toward downtown dallas. earlier, the storm killed two people and forced more than 100 rescues as parts of that state got swamped by as much as a foot of rain. in colorado, the problem is not enough rain that wildfire in
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always say there's zero degrees of separation when it comes to cancer. it's particularly close in your household. you lost your husband to cancer, lost your sister to cancer. >> my mother-in-law as well, so. >> this is the real deal. >> yeah. in 1998, my husband, jay, died of colon cancer, when he was just 42 years old. and a few years after that, my sister, emily, died of pancreatic cancer when she was 54. and so many people are just like me, harry. this disease has affected so many americans. and i decided after jay died to become an advocate for raising research money and awareness, specifically about colon cancer. and then when i lost my sister and friends and other people, i decided i didn't want to give all the attention to colon. >> sure. >> that we should really deal with cancer as this insidious disease that takes so many people way too soon. so, i've done a number of things in this area, but "stand up to
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cancer" is sort of one of my latest endeavors, along with a lot of other crazy, driven women. you know what that's like, harry. >> i do. i have a feeling about that. so, the last "stand up to cancer" raised more than a million dollars and a lot of the money has gone to these dream teams. i remember talking to you about that idea. what's happened to that? >> well, it's been given to five dream teams as well as 13 young innovative scientists who have ideas that are really out of the box, that may never be given research grants. they're sort of pie in the sky. so, those are so the young, innovative researchers. >> right. >> but back to the dream team theory. there are more than 200 scientists working at 50 different institutions who are collaborating. >> okay. >> for example, there is a pancreatic dream team that is working with a research institute in phoenix along with the university of pennsylvania, coming up with new drugs that are going to penetrate this sort of hard shell that surrounds pancreatic cancer tumors. >> wow. >> and so, we're thinking that that might have really promising results.
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so, it's another epigenetics dream team, and that signals the genes to work in a certain way, and that therapy hopefully will get those genes to either turn on or shut off, depending how the tumor's behaving. that team is from usc and johns hopkins. so, all these scientists are very excited to collaborate, because cancer research has for the most part been quite proprietary. >> right. >> and competitive. >> this is mine, this is mine. i'm not sharing with you. >> yeah. and we really do think that two heads are better than one and five heads are better than two. >> so, we're going to tune in friday night. >> right. >> besides you, i personally, i would tune in just to see you. >> oh, yeah, yeah. flattery will get you everywhere. >> but who else? >> well, there are a number of news personalities, if you will. brian williams and diane sawyer will be there. and by the way, we'd love to have you join us, harry, if you have any interest. >> it's all the way on the west coast, isn't it? >> yeah. well, obviously, you're welcome to come.
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denzel washington -- i'm going to use my cheat sheet because i don't want to leave anyone out. renee zellweger, george clooney, reese witherspoon, abigail breslin, arthe simpsons, hello! >> nice. >> the simpsons are going to be there. and a number of survivors will tell their stories. christina applegate, mora tyranny, lance armstrong, kareem abdul-jabbar, elizabeth edwards, ethan zaun from "survivor" who's done so much incredible work in terms of cancer advocacy. and also, michael douglas will be making a taped appearance, which i think will be very poignant. >> very powerful. >> because he's in the midst of battling stage four throat cancer and has been so courageous, and obviously, our hearts and prayers are with him. >> there you go. katie -- >> oh, and lots of musical groups, too. harry: i tell you some of the groups? stevie wonder, neil diamond, martina mcbride, herbie hancock.
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kris kristofferson. we remember him, right? lady antebellum, u2's the edge and much, much more. >> it sounds like a big show. >> it will be a big show, ed sulliv sullivan, and we hope you'll be watching. when people are watching, a dollar matters. anybody can be part of this movement. anyone who's been affected by cancer in any way who really -- and they feel that the country needs to be galvanized and we need to give people more hope and more options. you can get involved. and no matter is too small or too big, i might add. so, we'll see you. >> we'll be tuned in. >> waiting for your call, harry. >> tuned in. katie couric, thank you very much. >> thank you, harry. >> always appreciate it. "stand up to cancer" airs simultaneously on cbs, nbc and abc this friday -- >> and fox. >> and fox as well. at 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. central. now here's erica. >> harry, thanks. up next, danielle staub. did she quit? was she fired? what's the real story here? we are going to speak
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they scream, they fight, they make up, that was just the season finale. "the real housewives of new jersey" took that franchise to a new level, thanks in part to danielle staub. but before we talk to her, here's how they made their adventure in jaw-dropping tv. >> people make fun of jersey girls but i think they're just jealous. >> reporter: bravo tv's "real housewives" series can be found in six series. none is more popular than "the real housewives of new jersey". >> mommy has a little situation here. >> reporter: many of the drama inniercy is centered around danielle staub. >> there's nothing positive that can come out of being in the
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same place at the same time as danielle. >> reporter: staub has been at bitter odds with the other housewives. >> i kept my mouth shut. i don't want to call you honey. [ bleep ], is that better? >> reporter: stooim sometimes seen as the villain, staub has been the target of acts of wage. theresa nearly flipped a restaurant table on her and the daughter of another yanked her hair. in the two-part reunion that served as the season finale, the sparks really flew. >> don't break up my family! >> reporter: staub stormed off stage on two separate occasions. although the show ended with the unimaginable staub embracing her fellow housewives, it was revealed this week she won't be a real housewife of new jersey in season three. >> bye-bye. >> joining us this morning is danielle staub, who tells her
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side of the story in her book "the naked truth: the real story behind the real housewives of new jersey". good morning. >> good morning. >> what's the real story? were you fired or did you quit? >> neither, actually. i walked away. >> why? >> it was a good time to leave. there was no peace in two years. and i just felt like i had done all i could do. there was not going to be resolve. and i made resolve and i made peace before i went to the reunion with myself. that's why i was able to sit calmly. i knew there was nothing left. and i just really wanted to get through it. and in the end, i didn't realize i was going to hug, but teresa started yelling again. i just had to -- you know, that's the only way to stop her at that point. that was a very long day. it wasn't just an hour, like you see in an episode. >> right. >> it's a whole entire day. >> you're talking about the whole day of the taping of -- >> of taping. >> -- of the reunion special.
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you mentioned the hug. it lasted for -- you hugged teresa and then you hugged jacqueline. it lasted more than a minute. watching, it it's one of the most awkward things i've ever watched on tv. did it seem as long to you as it seemed when you watch it as a viewer? >> i didn't watch it, to be honest with you. >> no, but when you were in the moment -- watching it, it seemed like an eternity you were there hugging her and it looked very uncomfortable. >> maybe. i didn't think it was uncomfortable. i really hen had an opportunity to even speak to her. we were at odds. and i think there was a lot that was drawn upon emotion for she and i because we were in a friendship, a very close friendship, for quite some time. and that was the first moment in two years, actually, that we really had just a dialogue going with the others around, that we were actually able to speak. and i got to hear how she was feeling without her being
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controlled. and it moved me to let her know, i wanted to whisper to her -- i know we were miked but it wasn't my intent to be heard for anyone but her. i wanted her to know, i'm okay. i want to leave now. just let me go. there's no more. >> on the show this season we saw your energyist and energy is something you talk about and the energy. a lot of people -- the energy they feel from other people. what was the energy you got back from jacqueline in that hug? did you get anything? >> i did, actually. i felt her exhale. it wasn't an uncomfortable moment for me. i can't speak for anyone but myself. i just know for me, it was something that came from my heart. i've been seriously abused most of my life. and it doesn't make me a victim. i'm a survivor. there's people that go through much worse than i. but i'm given a platform to maybe stop some of that behavior. i did feel her exhale. i don't need her to admit that. i don't need anybody to admit that. i work on people's energy -- not on them but work with them and i feed off of that.
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yeah, i was feeling a lot of closure between she and i. >> do you feel you were portrayed accurately on the show? >> no. no. i think editing is a beautiful, wonderful thing. it did make wonderful tv, but i do own up to -- i am a button-purr button button-pusher, but do i have resolve at the end of the day and i don't mind being the villain. >> were the other housewives portrayed accurately? >> i think there was favoritism, to be honest with you. but that's okay. i'm the villain. i'm the most talked about. >> i know you have said repeatedly you want your own show. this is what you want to do next. are there any firm plans or offers? >> there are. i'm not at liberty to announce them at this time. >> will your kids be involved? >> yes, they will. >> do they want to be involved? >> yeah, they do. this one. they really didn't want to be a part of last season too much. it's kind of tough, you know, seeing your mom go into lion's den constantly. yes, my friends and my
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extensions of my family. >> we'll, watching for it. thanks for stopping by. just ahead. job hundredors beware.,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. it's 8:25. in the headlines this morning, another sickout could bring muni traffic to a halt. flyers have been posted around the city calling for drivers and operators to call in sick next week. the drivers union says it has not sanctioned such a job action. officials say bad brakes on a dump truck are to blame on a major traffic pile-up in oakland yesterday. the truck was getting off 580 at grand yesterday when it hit the back of a car. that set off a chain reaction with a dozen vehicles. five people suffered injuries. the budget for the new bay bridge is grown to nearly $2 billion. right now crews are working for suspension bridge between oakland and yerba buena island. the extra money will cover more construction work and
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hour through that stretch. slow in stretches from san leandro up into downtown oakland. you will find those delays beginning around marina boulevard continuing towards embarcadero. at the bay bridge toll plaza, no problems lately. we had a couple of earlier accidents on the upper deck. right now just congestion but it is backed up into the maze. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. our forecast today does include some clouds. here's a look out toward ocean beach where we have plenty of clouds along the coastline for the morning. we are going to keep those clouds in the forecast for the afternoon for coastal locations. temperatures 60s at the coast, and sunshine around the bay, not much, highs in the mid-60s and plenty of sunshine inland, with highs in the upper 70s. today is slightly warmer than yesterday. tomorrow will be more warm than today. and then saturday and sunday, looking good. near 90 degrees inland over the weekend. lower 70s expected, that will be for the bay. and the lower to mid-60s along the coast.
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welcome back to "the early show" on a thursday morning. we are getting fired up on the plaza and ready for football season. >> we'll tell you more about that in just a second. coming up, finding a job in this economy is tough enough, but job hunters also have to be concerned about scammers who are out there trying to take advantage of all kinds of things. we're going to tell you how to make sure you don't become a victim. >> also ahead, a wonderful reunion to tell you about. the davises lost their dog jake seven years ago. he was stolen from their backyard in michigan. recently, though, jake was tracked down in kentucky. a big yawn from jake this morning. i know, buddy, it's early. 400 miles away he was found. the happy family is reunited and they're going to share the story
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of how it all happened with us. >> what a beautiful dog. >> is that a w-- >> only three people left on "big brother" britney was kicked out last night so julie chen will ask about her strategy and if she's going to hook up with ex-house mate lane. >> it's always about the shomance. >> your dog's name is jake? >> my dog's name is jake. >> we'll get to that in a second. and why do you have your -- put your helmet on, dude. >> football season is beginning. they asked about jerseys. you guys are wearing jerseys. i don't have my buffalo bills jersey. apparently the fedex driver is a miami dolphins fan. so lonnie got his and you got a hard hat. i will proudly wear the buffalo bills hat. >> and your husband is a big indianapolis colts fan. >> i've got my colts fan. >> and woody johnson with the
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jet, got a good feeling, vibe about this. are you ready for some football? the new nfl season kicks off tonight with the new orleans saints hosting the vikings. big grudge match. so celebrate the season, nfl and united way are joining forces again. and this time the combat childhood obesity with the back to football friday campaign. here with us on the plaza are brian gallagher, president and ceo of united way worldwide. and alexia gallagher, no relation, executive director of nfl charities. good morning to you both. >> great to be here, harry. >> united way has had a great relationship with the nfl for forever and ever. >> 37 years we've had this relationship, usually focused on people to volunteer. we're both focused on youth fitness. one out of three young people in the country are obese. we have a platform to try to build awareness and focus on dieted and exercise. that's the partnership. >> how is the nfl backing this
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up this year? >> the back to football friday initiative was something that was created as a national celebration on the return to football. really, allowing nfl fans to gear up for the return and the kickoff. >> literally gear up. >> wear your team's colors to work. >> exactly. so, we're encouraging all nfl fans of all ages across the country to wear their nfl team jerseys or colors to work on -- or school on friday, september 10th, tomorrow, and by doing so, you are essentially showing your support for the return of football, yet at the same time, showing that you are part of the national awareness of youth health and fitness. >> one of the things because the nfl is plugged into this, is that individual communities and individuals can benefit by this how? >> two things. first, you can go to or
8:34 am if you're a school, you can register on the nfl site. a company, register on the united way site. you have a chance to win a trip to the super bowl or grant to your school. access to resources and a little fun. >> these grabts grants are pretty significant? >> $10,000. 34 schools across the country, 32 in the nfl markets and then two out of market will receive $10,000 grants. considered an nfl super school and have an opportunity for an nfl player to host an assembly and gym class. >> this goes on the back of play 60, the campaign from last year. we appreciate you guys coming by this morning. we're in the spirit to get ready for football, right? >> we're ready. >> really do appreciate it. thanks so much. for more on how to participate in back to football friday, go to our website, and a reminder, the new season of "the nfl today" on cbs begins sunday at noon eastern/9:00 a.m.
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pacific. james brown, dan pa reno, boomer esiason and the rest of the crew along to preview week one action. you like that music, don't you? >> i like the music. >> buffalo bills, baby. >> thanks, guys. time for a check of the weather. jeff's jersey didn't get here but interestingly enough, lonnie's did, a dolphins fan. >> apparently there's a buffalo bills fedex truck tackled by a group of miami dolphins. we're excited football season kicks off because it sort of repraises that bummed out feeling we get that summer coming to a close. now, speaking of which, i know it's back to school, are you psyched to be back in school? >> yeah. >> you like school better than saturdays, right? and, harry, we got a little girl just to see you, harry. we'll get harry back out here. i promis
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everybody, make it a great day wherever you are. sweetheart, hold onto that pen, because i'm going to send harry out here. he will sign your poster. harry, it's all yours. >> i'll do that in just a couple minutes. millions of people in this country will do just about anything for a job these days. the unemployment rate is still close to 10%. nearly 45% of jobless americans have been out of work for more than six months. with so many desperate people out there, there is a booming market for scam artists. workplace consultant debra shigley is here to tell us what to watch out for. good morning. >> good morning. >> this is the sad reality of people under a lot of pressure being taken advantage of. >> absolutely. people who might not ordinarily fall for scams are now because they're so desperate to find a
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job. >> whone of the things you say watch out for companies hyping the same program. what does that mean? >> this is happening on twitter. basically a new take on the work from home scam. there are tweets that say you can make a lot of money working from home. sign up for instructional cd. but the fine print says you're signing up for a monthly service that will charge you up to $100 a month if you don't cancel. >> wow. >> you want to be aware of anything that says no experience necessary. you don't need to submit a resume. usually, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. >> this is being spread on twiter? >> yes. twitter is the new way for the scam to be propagated. >> one of the other things you say is if it looks fake, it probably is fake. how do we differentiate between what's real and what is fake? >> right. typically these scammers are coming from outside the u.s. so, the e-mails are going to be riddled with grammatical error, punctuation errors, oftentimes it looks fake in terms of the
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photo or logo might be copied. you need to do is investigation. one thing you can do is go online to the better bureau to see if there are any scams located with this company. you can go to we looked up you can look up how long the site has been registered, who registered it. what you're looking for is whether there are just a short period of time it's been in existence, scam sites usually -- >> they go up and then come down. >> right. they go up for a few months. >> boy, that really is -- that sounds really nasty, isn't it? really mean? >> it is. >> a lot of internet scams in the past were done by people faking banks. they literally took the graphics right off the internet and put them on up. really need to pay attention. the other thing that you talk about is this notion that if you end up starting to answer some of these questions online, if they start to ask you about
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credit checks, that is like the biggest red flag of all. >> yes. some legitimate companies do run a credit report but it's much later in the game. it would be usually when a job offer is imminent or about to be made. if you go on one of these sites, apply online. sometimes you'll get an unsolicited e-mail that says, in order to proceed to the next step, you need to fill out a credit report. big red flag. most of the time it's a phishing scam. they're trying to get your bank account number, your social security number to commit identity theft. >> if online someone is asking for that or your social right off the top, just stop, stop, just click off, erase everything. >> yes. one thing, though, a lot of fortune 500 companies, on their official website, they will ask for your social security number to apply online. it's typically okay. there are a lot of security measures in place. if you're a one-off job site, like craigslist, to you want wary of submitting any of that information. >> i'm so concerned any time you
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see that on any blank, i almost -- i almost usually call first just to try to make sure it's legitimate. you put your social in, it's like kiss your life good-bye. last but not least, your last red flag. if an employer requires you to wire money or handle suspicious goods. you know, it sounds obvious, but you really -- you have to be careful. >> absolutely. this is a new take on the check processing scam. someone sends you a check, you're supposed to wire money to another entity. obviously, the check turns out to be fake, the bank account is fake and you lose the money. and could potentially be engaged in criminal activity. as a general rule of thumb you want to look for any recruiter asking for money up front. some of these recruiters say, they can offer you special inside access to job listings or special training materials, things like that. and all that information is actually freon line on federal job sites. watch out for anything that calls you to pay money up front. you need to do your research.
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goog google, linknd, to protect yourself. >> very good information this morning. really appreciate it. thank you. good job. now here's erica. >> thanks. this morning the "big brother" house is officially a man cave. the last woman in the game, britney haynes, was evicted last night. our julie chen, host of "big brother," sat down with britney a few moments after she was tossed out. >> what was your strategy? you outlasted all the other women. >> i know. i like that. >> you should be proud of it. you should feel good about that. >> thanks. >> what was your strategy? >> my strategy going in was very much not to overplay the game and to let everything just sort of happen organically. >> we definitely saw a bond between you and lane. >> yes. >> if you were not engaged, would we have seen another couple in the house, other than brendan and rachel? >> no. lane is like my big brother.
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no. julie! >> you don't think -- >> can you imagine? >> you don't think lane has a crush on you. >> no. >> who here thinks lane -- >> no, no. that's not it. >> and on the flipside, who here thinks britney might have feelings for lane? >> he's like an older brother. he treat me like a big brother. he pesters me, annoys me. he's so irritating. he won't listen to anything i say. >> we've heard you say in the house that you've been locked away and you don't even know if you're engaged anymore. why would you say that? >> because who knows what's going on in the world. what if -- what if -- i have like -- my fiancee, i have a new girlfriend for him, she has a name. i've made up like an entire personality for her. because when you sit in the house and you have nothing else to think about, these ideas just
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fester. so her name is nicole and she's a brunette. she's like the complete opposite of me. she's real cool, not prissy, she likes to get dirty. like, i are a whole personality for this -- >> so, nicole comes to life and is real. then are you going to start a romantic relationship with lane? >> no. he is my big brother. he's my "big brother" big brother. >> britney, thanks so much. >> thanks, julie. >> you're welcome. >> i love julie. she's going to get that answer. for more of her interview with britney, log degree on to our website at don't forget, you can see "big brother" tonight at 8:00/7:00 central right here on cbs. harry? >> erica, seven years ago the davis family of lake orion, michigan, had a dog named jake. he was just a puppy and suddenly he was gone, stolen from their backyard. yesterday jake finally was reunited with the davises after
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he was located hundreds of miles away in kentucky in an animal shelter. jake joins us now exclusively, along with brad davis and his daughters izabella and lola. good morning, everybody. >> good morning. how are you doing? >> good, we're good. seven years ago, jake is just a little puppy. had you him in the backyard, right? >> yes. the day after thanksgiving. my wife went out to have christmas pictures taken for the girls. came back 45 minutes later and he was gone. >> wow. look at jake now. you're barely reunited 24 hours. he looks plenty at home. so, you come home. jake is missing. and i'm sure everybody was crushed, the reaction everybody must have been devastated. >> yeah, yeah. it was pretty hard on izabella, she was 3 at the time and lola was only 1. she doesn't remember much about the day but bella remembers it plain as day. we put a good reward out for him and didn't see nothing, so --
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>> so, you didn't -- you thought the end -- that jake is gone and we'll probably never see him again. when you get this phone call again that says, i'm down in kentucky and we think we have your dog, what was your reaction? >> we were, like, really surprised. we had just left kentucky. we were down there for a bicycle race, a bmx race for my son in louisville. we had just gotten home. the next day they called us and said they found our dog. we were, no, our dog's with us, because we had a new dog about three months ago. so, i gave her a call back and then she said she had a dog that was microchipped. right then i knew it was jake from seven years ago. >> wow. izabella, when you got -- when you got to look at jake, what was your reaction? what was your feeling when you heard that jake was coming home? >> i was so happy. >> do you think he still knows you? >> yeah. >> yeah. how can you tell? >> i don't know. i can just tell.
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>> he was all over you, loving on you. >> no kidding? really? >> i mean, they say, sense of smell and memory closely related in the brain. and i've got to believe that dog remembers from when he's a puppy, right? you would imagine. >> yeah. you know, we pulled in last night and i rolled the window down and he went nuts in the back of the truck. he just wanted out so bad. smelled around the house, smelled around the outside. and then jumped up in our bed, of course, last night. >> how about that? do you have the sense, brad, that jake was well taken care of in the time that -- since you lost him? >> yeah. most definitely. he was well taken care of. someone was looking over him and they did a good job for him. he's good now. we got him back home and we're happy to have him home, for sure. >> lola, what's it like to have this new dog in your house? >> i'm really happy. >> are you excited?
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>> yeah. >> yeah. >> now, is he going to be able to get along with the other dog? >> oh, yeah, they're already making friends. she's only five pounds, so, you know, she'll be running the roost pretty quick. >> how about that? what a story. i mean, in your life, just to get that phone call. if i get the story right, brad, like the minute you heard, you're jumping in the car with your brother heading down to pick this dog up. >> yeah, definitely. as soon as they told me he was there, he was in good health, i was on my way the next morning. it took us about seven hours down there, seven hours back. we got back last night about 9:30. we've been rolling ever since. it's been going great. >> isn't that great? that is one dog that looks right at home. there's no other way to describe it. thank you all for taking the time to share your story with us. jake, i'm -- jake doesn't have an ear piece in, i guess. you give jake our best regard as well, okay? take care. >> you got it, harry. thanks very much. we appreciate it. >> be well. be right back. jaguar platinum coverage is not just a warranty.
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you know, when you see someone dancing, sometimes there's that instant animal attraction. there's john travolta and the ladies go, well, hello, saturday night fever. >> uma thurman. >> right. other times you see men dancing and you say, can we just just go sit back down at your table at the wedding? jeff glor? >> wow. >> no, just kidding. there's a british study out. they wanted to look at what, in essence, was good dancing for men. they took a group of men, ages 18 to 35, watched them dance, put sensors on them. we have an animation of the different dance moves they had. then they showed it to women who ranked their moves on a scale of one to seven. this is good dancing according to the women. one key to good dancing, you want to mix it up a little bit. a varied repertoire and more
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moves that involve tilting and twisting of the torso and neck. >> oh, look at that. the running man. >> more movement of your torso and head. >> yes. >> they say bad dancers just use their arms and legs. >> my wife, who is latina, she said, honey, have you to move your hips. it's all about moving your hip. >> is this what you looked like when sharon first met you? >> i had -- well, yeah. that looks a little robotic. >> and i think if you could see the face, you would see the classic -- >> it's like the elaine from seinfeld. >> it is. >> i can't believe i just did that. >> in the pantheon of good and bad dancers, where would you place yourself? >> definitely in the low end. >> of good dancers? >> on the very low end of bad dancers. >> oh, wow. >> i think if the right song comes up and the right inspiration is there -- >> you feel it. >> something just -- >> it comes over you.
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you can't control it. >> you just go with it. >> let. move you, jeff glor. >> let. move you, jeff glor. >> boy, are we glad we're out o, as governor, he cut waste got rid of the mansion and the limo budgets were balanced. $4 billion in tax cuts. world class schools and universities.
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headlines... the only survivi it is 8:55. good morning, everyone. i'm sydnie kohara with your cbs 5 news headlines. the only surviving person connected to a series of bay area murders is out of jail. that man, charles rittenhouse was freed on bail in solano county yesterday evening. he faces explosive charges. his wife is among four people dead but this man is suspected in those deaths. he was killed by officers last week. authorities made a major drug bust at a home near san ramon. they discovered a marijuana growing operation in the las trampas regional wilderness. police and sheriff's deputies found 1800 plants worth a quarter million dollars. one man living there was arrested. and a transit committee has approved $20 million in state funds for the oakland connector. that monorail would connect the
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coliseum stadium and oakland international airport. bart says it would create jobs but critics say it's a waste of money. traffic and weather right after this. ,,,, [ female announcer ] we know jerry brown was mayor of oakland, but what were the results? fact: brown promised to improve schools. but the drop out rate increased 50%, and the state had to take over the schools. fact: the city controller found employees paid for 22,000 hours...
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they never worked. fact: brown promised to cut crime. but murders doubled, making oakland the 4th most dangerous city in america. jerry brown. he just can't deliver the results we have a couple of
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problems in the south bay. northbound 85 approaching the almaden expressway. just cleared out of lanes. this is still in lanes. new accident southbound 880 approaching highway 101. sounds like one of the center lanes is blocked backed up to coleman. and coming out of downtown san jose, you can see a lot of red and yellow on our sensors, especially right there approaching the 880 interchange. but it remains slow all the way out towards cupertino. and at the bay bridge toll plaza, they just had to run a brief traffic break in order to get a construction crane out of the way. it is backed up almost to the maze. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, elizabeth. forecast today, not a bad day, still got some clouds out there, though, as we look out toward the bay bridge. but what about the rest of the day? any afternoon clouds? along the coastline, yes, there will be. high today in the lower 60s. mid-60s around the bay with a mix of sun and clouds. and the upper 70s inland. more sunshine for the weekend. and temperatures are warming
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