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20 minutes. see you then. director; bruce discrep: the big dig. the big dig. east coast is digging thought morning after the worst december blizzard in 60 years. chaos reigns at northeast airports and may be days before travelers make their way home. spending spree. holiday shopping numbers are out and consumers spent a near record, biggest increase in four years. will it translate to more jobs? fort son. from the serious death, sparks renewed interest to the fortune. is he gets special treatment from police? we'll take you inside the latest on the investigation early this tuesday morning, december 28th, on the investigation early this tuesday morning, december 28th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs
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okay. the weather outside is still kind of frightful but nothing at all like yesterday. much easier getting around new york today looking at fifth avenue. cross our fingers. >> ripple effects. continuing here in new york city and throughout the country as far as travel goes. getting around the snowstorm and the aftermath continues. >> that is true. good morning. i'm russ mitchell. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. the snow shovel is your new best friend. after the blizzard dumped upwards of two feet in some areas but for thousands of people still stranded it promises to be a long trip home and cbs news correspondent whit johnson in new york's times square with the latest on the cleanup. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. getting around new york city is a huge challenge, especially when you have glaciers like this scattered about town and all of this happening at a time when construction crews are gearing up for the big new year's eve
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bash. the snow fell fast and furiously. creating treacherous road conditions that claimed at least a dozen lives. the blizzard dumped more than two feet of snow in some places. the snowfall was captured this time lapsed video of a backyard in new jersey showing three feet piling up over 20 hours. but as the snow tapered off, the winds roared on. powerful gusts up to 80 miles per hour knocked out power for tens of thousands of customers throughout the northeast. along the new england coast, hurricane-force winds churned waves, fanned the flames of two house fires in massachusetts but flooding kept firefighters at bay. >> trying the hardest to get down there. we saw them. wading through chest-deep water. >> reporter: and in pennsylvania, wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour caused this 48-car freight train to derail on a bridge outside harrisburg sending two cars into the icy
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river. snowfall brought new york city to a halt. buses, plow trucks and rescue vehicles had a hard time getting through. >> i'm asking new yorkers to call 911 only for genuine emergencies. >> reporter: crews worked around the clock to dig out the city. >> we got to do it. got to get done. >> reporter: snow cleared from the usually bustling streets of times square sat piled high as high as street signs. subway tracks were impassable stranding passengers for up to nine hours. >> no heat, no nothing. we're not going nowhere. >> reporter: in philadelphia, digging out the stadium and residents struggled the find their sidewalks. >> it's a lot. it's a hot. >> reporter: and this stuff is packed in rock solid and with the temperatures not going anywhere, any time soon, in the
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end, this snowstorm made it to the top ten worse snowstorms on record here in new york city. rebecca? >> incredible. cbs' whit johnson in times square, thank you. here's russ. >> thank you. planes are taking off but thousands of passengers are stranded and some will not get home for days. cbs news correspondent michelle miller is at new york's laguardia airport with more. michelle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, russ. well, the good news is that all three major airports here in new york city are back up and running. kennedy, newark and here at laguardia both runways are now open. certainly good news to the 200 stranded passengers who spent the night here but with 90 cancelations already on the arrival and departure boards, that doesn't mean that flights are back on schedule. >> chaos. everybody wants to go home. >> reporter: but the reality is that almost no one is going anywhere. nearly 7,000 flights were canceled as east coast airports dug out from the brutal storm.
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tonya muck was among the hundreds who spent the night at laguardia sleeping wherever they could. >> you know, you make your peace with it. all right. i'm stuck here for 24 hours okay. >> reporter: the delays from maine to california and stranded international travelers like these in mexico city. >> the flights in new york canceled because there's too much snow. i have to stay here until the 31st of december. >> reporter: in new york, passenger frustration and disappointment almost always gave way to exhaustion. since sunday morning, janelle wilson's husband slept through the efforts to rebook the canceled flight home to ohio. she said a straight answer to the airlines is near impossible. >> they would say nothing's going to happen until tuesday so just make arrangements but there's a little bit of hope like, well -- >> reporter: when passengers get answers, they don't like what they're hearing, that home may be as far away as thursday or friday due to the backlog of travelers from a holiday week that's normally overbooked. airport managers say they were
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frustrated by the difficulties of clearing runways. >> whiteout conditions, we had 50 to 60-mile-per-hour winds with blowing snow which made visibility near zero. >> reporter: well, they have dug out now but it's numbers game. they have about 17 planes actually on the ground. normally that number is about 90 so they have to get more arrivals to come in before all of the people here who want to get out will be able to fly out. russ? >> all right. michelle miller at laguardia airport, thank you very much. also at laguardia, two stranded passengers, good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> overall, how are you doing this morning? >> fine, thank you. it's been a pretty long day and actually a long night really. >> i can imagine. let's go through the timetable here. you were scheduled to fly home to charlotte sunday night at 7:00. that didn't happen. what's happened since then?
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>> well, basically, we got here last night, excuse me, yesterday afternoon we got here and we tried to get out on a plane last night. they told us 7:00 and just didn't happen. we got over there and they just -- you know, they couldn't get us out. shut down the airport. said check back basically at 5:00 and that 4:30 this morning we called them and they said, hopefully if everything works out okay they'll be able to maybe get us out sometime today but most definitely by friday. >> maybe today, most definitely by friday. that's encouraging. sherry, you guys slept at laguardia last night. how would you describe that experience? >> look at me. does that tell you? it was -- it was good. we're together so that's the important thing but it's rows and rows of cots and, you know, just announcements all the time.
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i didn't sleep at all. >> oh my goodness. >> oi long with his snoring and -- and people chatting and everything. so -- but it's good. we'll get home. hopefully soon. >> sherry, how would you assess the airline, i believe u.s. airways, canceling this? >> we met a young lady yesterday and talked to her probably for about an hour and she's very kind and she actually gave us her personal phone number and told us that she would help us any way she could so we're kind of counting on her today. >> that's good news. >> we'll leave here and -- go ahead. >> we'll keep our fingers cross there had. >> thank you. >> slept at the airport last night. what's the plan for tonight in what will you do? >> well, if we don't get out today, you know, like i said, they might keep us here until
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friday so if things don't work out, you know, we might try to get a rental car and try to drive back. really just depends on what they tell us, we're kind of like in one of those stages of limbo. you can't -- you don't want to leave because if you leave you take a chance of missing a flight. or if they do get an opening, you can't get in. it is like we're stuck here. you know? you don't want to go just because you don't want to take a chance on missing a chance to get out. >> you seem like incredible good states. good luck to both of you. happy holidays. >> thank you. >> safe travels to you. >> you, too. >> eye take care. now here's rebecca. >> thank you. the monster storm may have battered the east coast but the after affects are felt across the nation and here now is cbs news travel expert peter greenburg. good to have you here this morning. >> good to be here, rebecca.
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>> helping people get out of sticky situations i hope. >> you heard in the michelle miller report 17 planes of tn ground at laguardia. you can't get out. you have hundreds and hundreds of planes ow of sequence and flight crews out of sequence and you call it a ripple effect. it's worse and worse until you can get the planes back in the cycle. >> we just heard from two passengers stranded at the airport at laguardia right now. for those flightless and looking to take off and rebook the flights, when's the best mode of rebooking? >> airlines trying to push people to go online. i disagree entirely. this calls for a conversation with a human being to think creatively and not linearly. you need to find out the aircraft number. without that information you won't go anywhere anyway and call the airlines. even on hold, there's another option, as well. we live in the world of airline alliances. not just airlines.
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so a lot of united flights co-chaired by continental. they have the same flight, different number. they can get you that information. >> for those whose flights haven't yet been canceled or officially, who's the best way to find that information and do before going to the airport? >> well, the key is to do it before you go to the airport because you don't want to be out there and find out you're spending the night. even if there's no weather where you are, it really gets down to the weather where the plane is to get you. if you're based in an airport where the airline is based, if you're at chicago for united or houston or continental or atlanta for delta, there's an opportunity to maybe substitute equipment but if you're in topeka or madison, wisconsin, or athens, georgia, for that matter, they won't roll out another plane. so that tail number is the key information you need. >> and you need to call the airline to find that information. peter, in terms of whether or not you get charged for rebooking, what's involved there? >> well, actually, the airlines
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have been doing a very good job here of waivers on a cancelation fees or penalties and full refunds for people that don't take the trips entirely. they'll mononor the reservations of people today before they figure out the people canceled two days ago. the numbers are staggering. in new york alone, canceled more than 4,700 flights since sunday, that's people to reaccommodate. >> peter, thanks for helping people as much as you can. >> you got it. >> glad we are not at the airport right now. >> yes. it is a good thing. now 7:12. let's go over to the newsek an betty nguyen for us. >> good morning to you. breaking news of a deadly fire overnight in new orleans. the fire swept through an abandoned building in the city's ninth ward. our new orleans station wwl is reporting that eight homeless people were killed. the fire department says the victims were trying to stay warm by lighting a fire in a barrel. christmas is over but shoppers are still buying and
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ready to set a record for holiday sales. mastercard reports consumers spent $584 billion in the 7 weeks before christmas. that is up 5.5% from last year. the biggest increase since 2007. clothing and jewelry had the biggest gains. mastercard said shoppers much more likely to pay cash. coming up in the next half hour, more on the holiday sales and how that might translate into jobs. five teenage friends from miami celebrating a birthday all accidentally died from carbon monoxide poisoning. a maid just outside of miami found victims in the room yesterday. one of them left the car running an enthe exhaust fumes got into the room. >> all males were unconscious. there was a vehicle running in the garage underneath that adjoining room. all males had -- no signs of life. they were all deceased. >> family members say one of the victims had just turned 19 and
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rented the room for a party. the youngest victim was just 16. a u.s. missile attack killed eight people in pakistan. officials there say the first strike killed six militants in a border region. later, another strike at the same spot killed two more people, possibly civilians. british officials say the u.s. embassy in london was one possible target scouted by a grouch of terror suspects. nine men arrested last week have been formally charged. three others were released without charges after a court appearance yesterday. and hundreds of australian evacuated this morning because of flooding. heavy rains in northeast australia flooded highways and towns. residents had on the flown out by helicopter. authorities say it is the worst flooding in decades and damage may exceed a billion dollars. also this, a dramatic rescue of a calf in oklahoma. the young calf was stranded on an icy pond yesterday and could not get off.
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a tv helicopter pilot used the wind from the chopper's blades to push the calf toward the shore and even though the ice cracked and the calf scrambled he made it safely out of the water. finally, sir elton john has now added the title of dad. the singer and partner are parents of a baby boy born in california by a surrogate on christmas day. t the identity is not revealed. they say they're,
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>> overall, not so bad as we continue to move out here in the east. russ and rebecca, back over to
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you. >> thank you very much. coming up, is the heir to the busch fortune gets preferential treatment? we'll bring you the latest on the investigation. retail numbers are out for the season and the news is good. what will that mean for the economy and the job market? from snow shoveling to getting kissed on new year's eve. how to avoid the winter health hazards. >> sweet. >> this is "the early show" on cbs. can getting enough vegetables make you feel good? oh, yeah. v8 juice gives you 3 of your 5 daily servings of vegetables. v8. what's your number? hey! wait up!
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coming up this morning we're going to have the latest on the troubles of august bush iv the heir to the an hugheser busch fortune in st. louis. a woman was found dead at his mansion on sunday. there are a lot of questions. took awhile for the police to report this. took awhile for someone to call police and report her death. we'll talk to someone who wrote
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a book on the busch family about the latest on this investigation, and give us some insight into august busch iv, an interesting guy. >> very interesting guy. and an interesting family because they essentially own st. louis. they're one of the most powerful families in the city. we're also going to be talking about the economy. because, right now, the economy is showing some signs of optimism. we're going to talk about what that means for jobs. because they're out there, it's growing and we're going to tell you where they are, where to find them and what the outlook is for 2011. >> it all sounds so good. we're coming back. your local news is up next. >> this portion of "the early show" sponsored by macy's.
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a warning from oakland police, for people who use craigslist to shop for cars: some would- it's 7:25. time for news headlines. i'm grace lee. a warning from oakland police for people who use craigslist to shop for cars. the would-be buyers are being robbed at gunpoint in north and east oakland. police suggest avoiding remote areas, not carrying a lot of cash, and leaving if the seller seems suspicious or if you don't even see the car that was advertised. police in south san francisco say they are not getting much cooperation in solving last week's triple murder at linden avenue and 8th lane. they still haven't mentioned a motive but they are looking into gang conflict. police are urging anyone with information to call the police. a woman arrested at sfo on christmas eve is still in the mental health facility. witnesses say that the 50-year- old was swinging a dustpan at people in a food court at terminal 3 and threatened officers who wanted to arrest
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her. we'll have traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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a new crash in hayward, southbound 880 before a street there is an accident with a big rig and car. also a small fuel spill in the area, as well. a part of this crash. traffic is actually very slow right now as you make your way
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even past a street down towards highway 92. highway 92 itself not sure what's going on here but the san mateo bridge is moving along well between hayward and the foster city and the peninsula so once you get on the bridge it looks quiet. same thing at the bay bridge toll plaza, easy trip into san francisco. no big delay down the eastshore freeway. 19 minutes is your drive time on westbound 80 from the carquinez bridge to the maze. that's your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. we have just a few scattered showers out there this morning. we are waiting for a large storm system moving in for heavy rain this afternoon and this evening. here's the seven-day forecast. heavy rainfall later on this evening through tonight. and a wind advisory in effect, winds as high as 55 miles an hour. ,,,,,,,,
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central park, the rink looking pretty bare this time of day. snow covered. not snowing here today but it's still pretty chilly. 20-something degrees this morning. but they -- >> following two feet of snow yesterday. >> that's true. that's true. we still have people out on our plaza that we're going to go visit at 8:00. >> i'm looking forward to it. >> welcome back to "the early show." i'm russ mitchell along with rebecca jarvis. coming up, during the winter there are obvious health hazards like snow shoveling or even taking down your christmas decorations. but did you know that getting kissed on new year's can be a health hazard. especially if it's not your significant other. dr. jennifer ashton will explain that and tell you how to avoid the holiday pitfalls. >> although he's one of the most successful composers of the 20th century, the legendary paul
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mccartney talks candidly about his life before, during and after the beatles, and what it means to be one of this year's kennedy center honorees. he'll be here with an exclusive "early" show interview. >> now to the mysterious death of the girlfriend of august bush iv, the heir to his family's beer fortune. police say when adrienne martin died there, there were no signs of illness or trauma, but results of a toxicology test will not be known for at least another month. cbs news correspondent bill whitaker has the very latest. >> reporter: august bush iv has remained silent in the eight days since his 27-year-old girlfriend, and sometime model, adrienne martin, was found dead in his st. louis mansion. and details surrounding the case only deepen the mystery. a 40-minute gap between the time martin's body was discovered and a call was made to 911 by a household employee. >> this girl, she's not waking up. >> is she breathing? >> we don't know. it's dark back there. i'm going to get a light and try and see.
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>> reporter: another detail, martin's ex-husband, a physician, says she had a heart condition called long qt syndrome, that causes an erratic heartrate. friends believe it's unlikely she suffered an overdose. >> she was against drugs. her former employer told me sort of indicating that it would be hard to believe that she would have overdosed. >> reporter: this has focused attention back on the tumultuous past of the 46-year-old busch, known as the fourth. described as a risk taker with a passion for fast cars, busch has had numerous run-ins with the law. as a college student, he left the scene of a car crash that killed a 22-year-old woman. eight hours later, he was found disoriented with blood still on him. charges were dropped after evidence was lost. >> shortly after his incident in the '80s in arizona he was in st. louis and he was in a car chase with police. he refused to pull over. they shot out one of his tires and ultimately ended up changing it for him when they realized who he was.
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>> reporter: sightings of busch have been rare in the two years since his family sold the company. a deal worth $52 billion. friends of adrienne martin say the couple had a healthy relationship, and she was looking for a better life for her 8-year-old son. bill whitaker, cbs news. >> joining us from travers city, michigan, is julie mack macintosh, the author of "dethroning the king." for those not familiar with august busch iv what do you think people should know about him? >> he's a conflicted man. i think one of the most defining things in his life, in his history has been really difficult relationship with his father, august busch iii. and that's something that has made his life incredibly tumultuous. he didn't spend much time with his dad, ever, except for when they were at the office. and his father has been very stingy with giving praise. and it's been something that the fourth has always longed for,
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acceptance from his father. it's not clear whether he ever got that, even as ceo of anheuser-busch. >> i know in his youth he had a playboy image. did he embrace that? >> i wouldn't say he embraced it necessarily. but it isn't clear that he really tried to turn the coin and do something else, either. people really lobbied for him to change that image, especially on anheuser-busch's board. they felt it was much more responsible, at least from appearance's sake, if he kind of cleaned up a little bit. but as we can see, he's still dating a 27-year-old. there's a little bit of a may/december romance going on there. and, the other -- the counterargument is he's no longer working for the company. he can essentially do whatever he'd like. >> well, august busch iv was at the helm when his family's company was taken over after the family owned it for more than 100 years. what did that do to him personally? >> he told the distributors of anheuser-busch beer, just a few
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months before the company was taken over, that it would never be taken over on his watch. so he felt that he violated a level of trust he had with the company's employees and distributors by promising it wouldn't get taken over and then allowing it to happen. so i know that that was really difficult for him, after the deal, to accept that he wasn't able to live up to his promise. but one of the things that i speak to at great lengths in my book is that i actually don't attribute that much of the blame to the company's takeover to august busch iv. i think a lot of the reason anheuser-busch became so vulnerable is during his father's reign and the decisions that his father made. >> charges have not been filed in this case, but what do you think, charges or no charges, what are the implications for august busch iv? >> well, in terms of whether charges will be filed or not, i think there's certainly the potential that august busch iv just has incredibly bad luck and this woman may have died from circumstances that had nothing to do with him. that said, he has lived, long
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retailers are feeling extremely jolly these days. the new numbers are out for this holiday season and it could be a record. consumers spent $584 billion, up 5.5% from last year. but the question is, will this positive economic data translate into jobs in 2011? so we asked diane brady, senior editor at broomberg business week. great to have you with us. >> nice to be here. >> given how much consumers have spent for this 408 day season it feels like we're seeing a rebound. how much of that do you think is real versus a perceived rebound?
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>> well, i think it is a real rebound. one thing that's interesting, you see a lot of indications that people are actually buying for themselves. so it's not just holiday shopping. it's kind of me time, which is very good news. because it shows that people are confident that they're going to keep their jobs, that they have them a little more comfortable about housing, whether that's actually turns out to be true is another question. but i think it does bode well. consumer confidence is a huge factor in this economy as we know. so, whether that will translate into jobs we'll have to see. but it is a much better sign than people were, you know, hoping for. >> but it always comes back to jobs here. and the fact of the matter is, like you said, people feel more confident that they'll keep their jobs but the question is, for that 17% or so of americans who are unemployed, or underemployed, what can they expect next year? >> 2011 is going to be looking better. but it is still, you know, we're obviously you mentioned 17% being underemployed or unemployed. those figures are not going to go down a lot next year. what we're going to see is we're going to see a lot of hiring
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with temporary workers. at one point, people think a quarter of the u.s. workforce could be temporary. now that could be bad news or you could see it as flexible, and you're going to have to have a flexible career. but i think in certain sectors, certainly health care is an area that's growing. sectors where you have a lot of education, computer services, for example. there are going to be pockets of job growth. but the reality is that it's still a shouldish economy, and companies are reluctant to hire. and when they do hire, they tend to be hiring on contract. >> what we have seen, however, is that more companies are on the lookout for people to hire. so, like you mentioned, health care is a big space. temporary workers. and retail workers as a result of this holiday season, we're hearing, could maybe even hire some of those temporary workers full-time next year. >> i think that. and i think that will happen. at a certain point you have to bring people on the payroll. especially if you start wanting certain types of skills, you have to offer those people a job. what's happening is you're
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seeing this growing divide in the country. even look at health care. a lot of the home health care workers, very low paid profession for the most part. but then you have doctors and nurses, so there is this divide, even retail jobs. there's folding sweaters, and then there's management. people with education will be in very high demand. the problem is, you've got that middle sector, the sort of blue collar, middle-income jobs. those have shrunk. those are not coming back, and so really the key is to get that education, to get those skills that are needed, i think 2011 will look a lot better for that group of americans. 2012 is going to look a lot better from people we talk to. >> diane brady, thank you so much for being with us. we appreciate it. and coming up next, we all know that shoveling snow can be dangerous, but did you ever think that midnight new year's eve kiss as a holiday hazard? facts you need to stay healthy when you return.t are teamin to bring you a low-price medicare prescription drug plan
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from shoveling snow to taking down the decorations the holidays can be filled with health hazards. our jennifer ashton is here with some advice on how to stay happy and healthy. let's begin with snow shoveling. a lot of potential pitfalls. pardon the pun there. >> absolutely. people don't realize shoveling snow is incredibly strenuous physical activity and if you're not used to doing any exercise it can really potentially push you over the edge. so some basic tips, when you're lifting snow, which can be heavy, you want to try to bend from your knees, and not lift from your waist and use your back. a lot of times you can throw your back out by lifting incorrectly. most importantly, for anyone, but especially people who are older, may not be in such good, physical condition, you want to take frequent breaks and stay well hydrated. even though you're outside in the cold, you absolutely can get dehydrated. >> people having heart attacks. >> yes. because it's a lot of upper body work. it's a big strain on your heart. >> a lot of people will be undecorating their house. >> that's right. >> in the next few days.
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health hazards there, as well? >> absolutely. unon ladders. a lot of people fall off ladders, they're pulling on lights and they can cut themselves on glass or even unravel the electrical wires. so obviously you want to be careful. get rid of your christmas tree before it starts to drop its little leaves, because, again, big fire hazard there. and don't burn it. make sure your dispose of it properly. >> something we know a lot about over the past few days, being safe on the road. any tips for us there? >> people need to realize, one out of three fatal car accidents involves drugs or alcohol. so when you're at parties, make sure there's a designated driver if there will be alcohol there. make sure you don't drive when you're tired or sleepy. very difficult to do at this time of year. and also, bad weather, a lot of accidents have to do with weather, especially in the 18 to 25-year-old age group. those drivers are inexperienced with snow, with ice, with bad visibility. if there's any question, stay off the roads. >> this next one surprised me. kissing on new year's eve can be a health hazard. how so, doctor? >> well, for a lot of reasons, actually.
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but it's very tempting new year's eve, or even, you know, last week under the mistletoe, everyone wants to kiss hello or kiss their date, so to speak. but remember that if you are not feeling well, if you're coughing, if you're sneezing, if you've had a fever, absolutely you can get other people sick. so if you're going to kiss someone on new year's eve it really better be worth it. >> make sure you know this person >> >> that's a good idea. >> dr. jennifer ashton. great advice. >> have a happy and healthy new year. >> always have surprises for us. >> yep. >> we are coming right back. this is "the early show" on cbs. ♪ ♪ if you've had a coke in the last forty years, you've played a part in one of the largest... beverage recycling efforts in the world. ♪ ♪
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it's not too bad outside today. sir paul mccartney, new kennedy center honoree coming up. an exclusive interview with the former beatle. favorite beatles song? >> i can't even name one because i love so many of them. my mom would get upset if i said it.
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a fire overnight in a small time for news headlines from cbs 5. i'm grace lee. a fire overnight in a small warehouse in new orleans has left eight homeless people dead. two survivors told firefighters that the victims have been burning wood in a barrel trying to stay warm during a very cold night. some had fallen unconscious possibly due to a build-up of carbon monoxide. this morning, people in walnut creek are remembering a world war ii veteran who divide in a fire. firefighters found the 85-year- old inside his house dead yesterday. in the 1940s he fought under general patton in the 86th infanry. the cause of the fire unknown. governor schwarzenegger wants to sell 11 state buildings and then rent them
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back. a state appeals court says a stay will continue at least until a hearing in late january. and that will be after mr. schwarzenegger leaves office. traffic and weather around the bay area coming right up. stay with us. , ,,,,,,,,,,
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an earlier accident in hayward is cleared to the right shoulder. sluggish on southbound 880 from at least winton down to the highway 92 interchange. but again no lanes blocked any locker. quiet commute across the bay area so far. here's a live look at the
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nimitz freeway. quick trip up towards downtown oakland. and southbound 880 in the clear again until you reach about hayward then it's sluggish out towards highway 92. in the south bay, 280 traffic moves well out of downtown san jose. at the bay bridge toll plaza, so far there is no delay approaching the pay gates. that's your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. well, here we are, pinpoint doppler showing rainfall, yeah, we got some rain moving into the north bay this morning. we are expecting heavier rainfall for this evening as well as tonight with some gusty winds. here's a look at your seven-day forecast. and it shows the temperatures -- i'll have to explain the conditions. heavy rainfall moving in late this evening through tonight. we do have a flash flood watch in effect for north bay counties, more than 2" of rainfall possible through tonight. wind advisory in effect for the bay area. winds gusting as high as 55 miles an hour. ,, ,,,,,,,,
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♪ close your eyes an ♪ close your eyes joes se your eyes ♪ it is the last tuesday of 2010 out here on the plaza. nice folks came out to see us today. >> polar bear wannabes came out today. >> can you believe this is the polar bear club here. >> the real deal. >> aren't you freezing? >> no. >> okay, all right, man. i'll have what he's having. whatever that is. welcome back to the "early show." i'm russ original along with rebecca jarvis. coming up, an exclusive interview with paul mccartney reaching the height of global fame in the 1960s with the beatles and continued to add his astounding body work in a decade since then. honored by the kennedy center. we'll hear from him in a bit. >> plus when it comes to
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dieting, some of us go whole hog, so to speak. never works. totally changing how and what we eat that isn't usually the right approach. we'll continue our series, "small change, big results." eating healthy in the coming year. baby steps and simple. first inside to betty nguyen at the newsdesk with a check of the headlines. >> good morning. give that guy a coat. would you? >> he doesn't want one. >> crazy in this weather. good morning, everybody. this will be another busy day of scraping and plowing in the northeast. still trying to cope with two feet or more of snow in many areas. cbs news correspondent whit johnson is in new york's times square this morning with his coat on. good morning, whit. >> reporter: hey, betty. good morning to you. anybody's who has been to times square, this is not something you see every day. snow piled up, smack dab in the middle of everything. one of the top ten worst snowstorms in new york city history is still causing big headaches.
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the snow fell fast and furiously creating treacherous road conditions and claimed at least a dozen lives. the blizzard dumped more than two feet of snow in some places. the snowfall was captured in this type lapse individual grow a backyard in bellmawr, j.j., showing three feet piling up over 20 hours. as the snow tapered off the winds roared on. powerful gusts up to 80 miles an hour knocked out power for tens of thousands of customers along the northeast. along the new england coast, hurricane force winds churned waves nearly 40 feet high and spanned two house fires in massachusetts. flooding kept firefighters at bay. >> hardest as ever to get down there. we saw them wading through just deep water. >> reporter: and in pennsylvania, wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour caused this 48 car freight train to derail on a bridge outside harrisburg, sending at least two cars into the icy river. snowfall brought new york city
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to a halt. buses, even plow trucks and rescue vehicles had trouble making it through. creating a backlog of 1,400 911 calls and up to a 12-hour wait for ems responses. all of this is happening as new york city prepares for the big new year's eve bash, and city officials say despite this mess, the city will be ready to party come friday night. betty? >> no doubt. all right. cbs's whit johnson in times square. thank you. this morning the major east coast airports are up and running, but airline officials say it could take the rest of the week to make up for more than 7,000 cancelled flights. cbs news correspondent michelle mill sir at new york's laguardia airport with the latest there. good morning, michelle. >> reporter: good morning, betty. you see more travelers here coming in and out. actually going to the gates. that's because the runways are open, not only here at laguardia, also at newark and at kennedy. after those 7,000 flight
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cancellations, certainly it was the first step in getting all of these travelers back to their destinations, but been a rough 48 hours for 200 passengers forced to sleep here at laguardia. the airlines had already kansasinged 48 flights and more likely as the day goes on. this couple from charlotte, north carolina, told russ earlier, their first available flight they can secure is friday. >> kind of like in one of those stages of limbo. you don't want to leave, because if you leave, you take a chance of missing your flight, or if they do get an opening, you can't get in. so it's like, we're kind of stuck here. >> reporter: they are not alone. the departure system here is, quite frankly, a number of passengers, there aren't enough planes on the ground to get all of these travelers on, and what airport officials tell us is that things won't get back to normal until thursday. betty? >> hopefully those travelers
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packed patience with them. cbs's michelle miller at laguardia airport today. thank you. in other news, eight people died in a fire overnight in new orleans. the fire happened in an abandoned building. the victims had been trying to stay warm by burning wood in a barrel. some survivors were able to escape by climbing out of a window. and who do americans look up to the most? for the third year in a row, president obama tops the most admired men in the annual gallup poll followed by former presidents
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here, a lot of us talk about losing weight. what are the big stumbling block wes all face? >> it's all about your personality. some need a complete overhaul, others, a few changes day to day works for them. >> simple tip here. >> minor things. >> let's begin with soda. >> every day, if you traded a 24 ounce bottle of regular cola for water you would say 20 fee spoons of sugar and over 365 days that adds up to 13 five-pound bags. >> amazing. >> no nutritional value. too much sugar increases risk of diabetes, even alzheimer's. get rid of that and go to water instead. >> an amazing sight here. also, we can make adjustments with latte? >> if you traded a 2% latte for a skim latte, save 7 grams of saturated fat every day. in a year's time, adds up to the
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amount in 29 sticks of butter. that saturated fat is the hard, clumpy kind that tends to clog up arteries, increase the bad or lousy ldl cholesterol. we want to get rid the animal based fat and eat more plant-based fat. have whole grain toast with natural peanut butter, almond butter, olive oil instead of butter. ge with that. >> small things you're talking about here. >> yes. >> in my house a lot of folks like this particular cereal, which i won't mention the name, but tony the tiger is on it. if we substitute that with oatmeal, big avings? >> boost your intake of diet tear fiber by 8 grams a day. over the course of 52 weeks that snowballs in the amount in 5,840 fiber capsules, and you don't want to be taking those, right? you want to get from real food. 50% is what we get on average of the amount of fiber we really need per day. if all of us had 30 grams of
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fiber a day, 8 gram as good start to that, it not only would help the digestion system but help us lose weight. for every gram of fiber, we cancel seven calories. if we had 30 gram as day, going and taking a brisk 40-minute walk every day. so go with the oatmeal in the morning. get rid of the sugary stuff. >> bye, tony the tiger. >> sayonara. >> make adjustments to your saltshaker? >> yes. most sodium intake, traded that for a salt-free herb seasons mix. save 1,115 milligram as day's in a year's time, 172 teaspoons of salt. >> whoa. >> upload pressure, increases risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease. if we reduced our sodium intake to recommended levels we could cut 11 million cases of high blood pressure in a year in this country. >> the 10% rule? >>er time you get a meal, take your fork and scoop 10%, leave
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it behind. if you did that, you'd save about 230 calories per day on average. over a year's time, the amount in 300 candy bars. >> get out of here? >> that's a lot of calories right there. in this country, our calorie intakes have crept up over 20% since the 1970s, which definitely led to the overrise in obesity. even 100 calorie as day, cut that, lose 10 pounds in a year without making any other changes. 10 pounds is the amount in five tubs of shortening. >> mom told you as a kid, eat all the food on your plate. mom, just don't do it. >> don't clean your plate. 10% rule, scrape with your fork, leave it behind, you're good to go. >> and you save all of these calories. >> it really adds up. >> thank you to success. hope new year. >> to you, too. up next this morning, paul mccartney refleblgcts on the lo and winding road receiving one of the country's top honors at the kennedy center awards.
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it's truly been a long and winding road for paul mccartney. from the streets of liverpool to becoming one the best-known performers of all time. he's been knighted and he's now a kennedy center honry. something jeff glor spoke with him about in an exclusive one-on-one interview. ♪ hey jude >> reporter: he's been called the most influential composer of the 20th century.
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and also its most successful. ♪ remember to let her into your heart ♪ >> reporter: for nearly five decades now, paul mccartney has captivated audiences with his music. and lately he's been reliving old memories. >> it's sometimes very emotional. but i love doing the musical stuff. i really do love it. a lot of it's to do with the fact that people love it. when i'm singing the songs, i can sometimes go back in my mind, into the studio, and i can be there with john, george and ringo. i can be making the record. and i remember it. >> reporter: born in liverpool on june 14th, 1942, mccartney was introduced to music by his father. the accomplished jazz musician, gave his son a trumpet. which a young paul would later trade for a guitar. >> i asked him first, i said, do you mind if i, you know, swap it in? he said, no, that's okay. >> and your brother said at that
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point, when you got that guitar -- >> that was it. and then rock 'n' roll came in and i got in a group called the quarry men. or the silver beatles and then later the beatles. and we never looked back. >> charging ahead, the lads from liverpool took over the british music scene of the early '60s. and in february of 1964, they conquered the world. >> once we got big in america, that was it. the game was over. >> was it different than the explosion that you saw in britain? >> yeah, i think the good thing was that because we'd had a little bit of practice in britain at fame, we got really big there, so the beatle mania was happening there. we got on the plane, and we were just thought we were getting off at kennedy airport, and we were just going to go and do some work on this guy called ed sullivan. >> the beatles! ♪
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>> we had no idea. so it was a huge, sort of explosion. i'll tell you the big thing, though, we had said to our manager, we're not going to america until we've got a number one record there. that was a very canny move, because a lot of english stars had come over, who had been huge in england, and had not done anything here. come back a little bit with a tail between their legs. so we said, we've got to have something. >> so many music fans, the beatles had everything. with each new album, they seemed to redefine the word masterpiece. as their fame grew bigger, though, paul, john, george and ringo grew apart. and in 1970 the fab four went their separate ways. with the love of his life, linda, mccartney found new creative ground, with the group wings. and made history once again. >> i've made it kind of my
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ambition, once we started a new group with wings, to make that successful. i didn't just want to be sort of beatles cover band. i wanted something else. but once i'd established wings and had it on the road, live and let die, songs like that, i then thought, you know what, it's okay. we can now look back. so decree gradually started to reintroduce other songs. and it just became more my stuff. my stuff from the beatles. my stuff from wings. and now my stuff from my stuff. >> reporter: and now, the writer and performer can add kennedy center honoree. to his already lengthy list of accomplishments. you've obviously received your fair share of honors over the years. where does this one rank? >> the thing was, the truth was, i didn't actually know how big it was. because in england, it's -- it's not known like the oscars and
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grammys, not known. it's a very american award. so people over here said, no, it's the big one. i think it's probably one of the biggest ones america can confer. and i'm thrilled to have got it. >> it's the big one. >> it's the big one. >> i thought it was really interesting how he talked about kind of being a businessman and having to think about the fact that the beatles needed to very a number one record in the u.s. first here before coming here. i never knew they needed that. >> there's a woman at cbs named ricki, she does makeup for sunday morning. she was working the ed sullivan theater in february of 1964 when the beatles first appeared. she has some great stories there. what a career. paul mccartney. oprah winfrey said the other day when she grew up she had a poster on her wall, on her wall of paul mccartney and she dreamed of marrying paul mccartney. >> and then she got to meet him at this ceremony. >> that's right. sitting right next to each other. >> being awarded for the same thing. you can watch the kennedy center honors tonight at 9:00 p.m., 8:00 central on cbs. >> still ahead, do you plan to
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double dipping for his salary...that's why a retired south bay fire chief is being criticized. kenneth waldvogel time for news headlines. he is accused of double dipping for his salary. that's why a retired fire chief is being criticized. he will continue working as the santa clara county fire chief until a new chief is hired. he is reportedly collecting his $200,000 a year pension and part of his $236,000 a year salary. oakland police are warning craigslist car buyers to beware. they say a number of people have been robbed recently. when responding to car ads in north and east oakland, sunday one victim was badly beaten. they are back open but airports on the east coast are scrambling today after this week's monster blizzard. thousands of travelers are still stuck in the terminals. around 7,000 flights were
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cancelled during the snowstorm. airport officials are warning passengers rescheduling could take days. a check of your traffic and weather coming right up. ,,,,,,,,
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working to repair it. in the meantime, expect that on- ramp to be closed for a while. that's the only thing going on. at the bay bridge toll plaza no metering lights or any delay approaching the pay gates. quiet commute into san francisco this morning. and same thing up and down the nimitz freeway. 880 through oakland, typically we see the slow traffic in those northbound lanes past the coliseum. not the case today. it's a quick trip up into downtown oakland. that's your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. well, we have a pretty busy day expected. showers in the forecast this morning. some of those showers going to be producing some heavy rainfall especially as we move into the forecast later on this afternoon and into this evening. so here's a look at what you can expect. seven-day forecast, rainfall expected to be heavy at times. this evening, for tonight. wind advisories in effect. and also expecting a flash flood watch in effect for the bay.
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oh, my goodness. no there's nothing wrong with your set. those are two guys with their shirts off. >> and they're completely sane. >> oh, they might have more off. we don't know. >> the bottom is covered, isn't it? >> we don't know. tell us again why you do this? >> i just want to get the power for next week. >> it's all about the power. >> every week i get power. >> you go in the water on new year's day, right? >> yes. >> russ, what they need to do is just come out here, strip down
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and we'll have the power. >> we'll have the power. >> i don't know about you guys but i'm not willing to go that far for power. >> welcome back to "the early show," i'm russ mitchell along with rebecca jarvis, betty nguyen and sara snow. as we head to the new year it seems natural to take a look back at your relationships, whether it's with your spouse or your friends. this isn't going well. dr. jennifer hartstein is here to help you decide whether you should call it quits. that's a little harsh. and how to deal with the people that you can't quit like your family. and there are ways to do it that are respectable. she'll be along to help us understand. also our senior moments series this morning is going to focus on the baby boomer generation. the oldest of that group is going to be turning 65 starting next month and we have a great workout, regiment to show you this morning, that exercises your brain, along with your body. >> like the sound of that. and we are going to take you inside for a look into this crystal ball that we have and make some predictions about next year's trends, going to give you guys a hint. it's all about deals, borrowing, and pop-up restaurants.
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>> huh. okay, all right. we'll look forward to that. >> i like the deal part of that. >> i like the eating part of that. >> sara snow is here with a final check of the weather. when you came here from minneapolis this week and the people saying sara, people in new york are crazy, right? >> no one says you're crazy here. look at these folks.
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things are looking cold around the country today. but that should warm up by later on in the week as we see some sunshine return. now over to rebecca. now that 2011 is right around the corner, consumer correspondent susan koeppen is here with a look at some of the consumer trends heading our way. great to see you, susan. >> good to see you. >> and this first trend you talk about is ownerless. what does that mean? >> really the motto here is why buy, when you can borrow or rent. so there's going to be this whole trend where, instead of going out and buying something that you need, and having it come back to your house and
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clutter things up, you're just going to rent it or borrow it from somebody. >> what are some examples of things you can rent? >> this one i found out that was pretty cool called is the website you go to where you can actually rent artwork for your house. >> hmm. >> and you can pay as little as $10 a month, and with that subscription you will get new art every three months, all of the pictures fit into the same exact frames so you just get this one frame and you just swap out the pictures. there's also a website called and this is really where you can go and find just about anything that you want to rent. we found a blender for $5 a day. golf clubs, camping equipment. a suitcase that you could rent for $10 a week. so sort of you name it, you can find it. >> so immediacy is one good thing about it. but also if you're a really fickle person it seems to benefit you. also the restaurant industry is changing you say, and it's good for foodies. >> yeah, it's good for people mo like to go out to eat.
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some of the things you're going to see. more locally grown produce used in restaurants. more locally raised meat used on the menu. also, more nutritious kids' meals. i have three kids so that's a hurray. i like that. and also smaller portions for a cheaper price. which is good news for the people who don't want to spend a lot of money and get that huge portion. also, something else that i thought was really, really neat is more pop-up restaurants, and more mobile food trucks. where chefs are going to use these pop-up restaurants, they're just going to find it in the underused spots, pop up a restaurant, and then use social media to get the word out that they're open for a few months. >> that's interesting. we saw a lot of those pop-up type places over the holiday season with retailers, toys "r" us comes to mind as one of the big ones. deals, you say watch out for the consumer, you're going to get a lot of them. >> yeah. 2011, the year for deals. lots and lots of deals. and specifically, with our smartphones. shopping apps on smartphones,
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increased about 250% last year. we're going to see that go up even more in 2011. >> and that plays into the whole social media theme? >> and a lot of companies are now going to use social media to do something called flash ads, where they're going to use twitter and facebook, instead of spending money on traditional advertisement, they're going to put their money towards these special deals that you will find out instantly on twitter and facebook, so social media is going to be huge when it comes to deals. and using a coupon that you get on your smartphone is now sort of going to be a thing of status, as opposed to being embarrassed and being ashamed that you're clipping coupons and using a coupon in the store. >> i love it. never be embarrassed about saving money. susan koeppen, thank you so much. now here's russ. >> thanks, rebecca. we continue our senior moments this morning with our print partner "usa today" with a workout for the body and the
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mind. personal trainer michael gonzalez-wallace has a new book called "super body, super brain" which promises physical and mental improvement in just a day. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> you're going to work the body and the mind here. generally how do you do that? >> "super body, super brain" is a new exercise program which uses a power of brain to get you the best of both words. a great workout but also a physical workout. how does it work? we have very powerful networks in our brain responsible for movement. we don't hear too much about it. if we challenge those networks we get the best of brain workout and improved balance, coordination, concentration, focus, memory, multitasking. but also the best physical workout. you increase lean muscle, reduce body fat, develop a powerful core and you get this incredible amount of energy right there. >> it's all good. let's get started. you and the team get started. stretching first. >> stretching first. one stretch is going to have it all to stretch the lower back
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and also the brain. cross one leg in front. you go all the way down, hold it for five seconds. one, two, three, four, five and come up all the way up. there you go. feel the energy. good. change, we're stretching the lower back, the upper back, the legs, but also the brain is getting awake. good job. >> stretching obviously very important in whatever you do. >> extremely important because if we don't stretch we get really tight so we have to awake those muscles but also the brain. because remember, brain and movement, it's extremely important. so we have to wake those circuits right away. >> what's next? next is going to be an energy booster. so we start clapping in and up and fast, fast, fast, fast, why do we do that? because we're waking chose chep cals in the brain. the chemicals in the brain, they're so happy when we move, right? >> oh, yeah. >> let's do it. all the time, up, up, up. and then, we start moving,
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everything is starting to get the machine starting to work. and then we start training the brain from left to right. >> okay. >> so movements like for example, doing like this. >> multitasking. >> absolutely. >> because your brain has two hemispheres. left side of the brain controls the right side of the body. so it's very important to train the hemispheres constantly by also getting the best of the physical workout at the same time. now also, we do this one, squat plie and then when you come up arms up it's heels up. when you plan the movement your brain has to think about it. we're moving our arms and our legs. so your brain says hey, what is this? i have to plan it. so we're working. balance and coordination. together. right. movement like that, multitasking movement. down and up. like almost like flying. you develop a core, brain has to plan, has to be focused. you're improving your memory. >> michael, as you watch you and your team you're doing a lot with your eyes closed. why is that?
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>> the eyes closed, basically when you do an exercise with your eyes closed you're forcing the brain to recreate new memories. right? so you're literally seeing with the brain. but not only that, you're making your muscles work much harder. in a movement like this, right? so it's very important to train those networks in the brain, but also in those muscles in the core, in the body, and also kind of, you always have to challenge the brain any way, in closing your eyes. it's a spectacular movement for brain activity, but also for muscular activity. >> how long do you do this a day? >> just ten minutes. >> ten minutes. but it's going to be not only -- a lot of exercises, combining balance, coordination, strength, to get you the best super body. super brain. >> all right. >> there you go. >> thank you very much. for more on michael's workout program and his book you can go to our website, i am exhausted. rebecca, over to you. >> you can't be exhausted, russ.
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we're working out ten minutes after the show. all right, whether it's friends, lovers, family or colleagues, the end of the year is a good time to reassess your relationships. the tricky part is knowing when to tough it out, and when to call it quits. and psychologist and "early" show contributor dr. jennifer hartstein has some guidelines. great to see you, jennifer. >> good to see you, too, rebecca. >> you get nostalgic, you naturally start to reassess relationships. >> you do. it's the end of the year. it's time to look back as you're looking forward. so it's really a normal progression. we really look at the world to give us information on our relationships, we look at movies and all these romantic movies and all the love we're supposed to be experiencing now because it's the holiday season. so it's right on time to take a step back and look at what it is you want out of a relationship and if they're going the right way. >> as you are reassessing them and contemplating whether they're going the right way. relationship spans a different category. you have romantic. you have friends, you have family. how should you be thinking about each? >> each one you think about a
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little differently. stop, and some you're obligated to have. your family you can't necessarily cut them out entirely, although people do. you want to stop and think about what it is you want from each relationship. you might be disappointed by your romantic relationships so you want to think about do you want to continue them? your friends might not be meeting expectations. stop and think about what it is you want from each and if you can't cut it out entirely, how do you manage it more effectively? >> i'm in the worst case scenario, do you call it quits? how do you even go about making a decision like that? >> it is so hard. but there are some warning signs, you really want to stop and think about. so we want to stop and think about first and foremost are you more frustrated with that person? do the littlest things that they do irritate you to the nth degree? and you just can't let it go. you want to stop and notice that. you want to stop and think about, do you not want to spend time with them? this is maybe your boyfriend and you're trying to find every excuse to be busy and you don't want to see them anymore. so do i want to notice that? why am i avoiding you and not wanting to be there? then also you want to think about you sacrificed a lot of
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yourself in relationships, we sacrifice a lot anyways. kind of the nature, we give, you give, there's that give and take. but this is, i changed all these things for you, you changed nothing. >> you're not being true to yourself. >> you're not being true to yourself. and it's just still not enough. they still aren't giving enough to that person. you can't give it enough. >> you can never give enough? >> and then there's that element of trust and respect. maybe you just don't trust the person and you're checking their e-mail and checking their phone or there's no respect given to you. it's who you're feeling just irritated. all that stuff all the time. and lastly you're just feeling underappreciated. all this stuff that you're doing. you're just not feeling like it's being recognized. like you're getting anything back. these are all really important things to know about whether or not you want to stay in a relationship, because if you're not getting those things you don't want to be there. >> so fundamental building blocks? >> exactly. >> and looking for red flags. if you ultimately make that decision to move on, what should you do as an individual? >> it's so hard to move on. it's so hard to make those decisions. and the first thing you really
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want to do is weigh the pros and cons. maybe there are things that you haven't thought about. maybe a concrete list. and see which side weighs more heavi heavily. and then you really want to take a minute and look at yourself. self-reflect. what are you bringing to the relationship that might be impacting things with the other person. then if you've decided you don't really want to stay, be honest but not blaming. so you want to be able to say look, this isn't working for me. i need to take care of myself and go. or you need to say, these are the problems i'm having, do you think we can work on them together? the other person may say, yes and then you want to be willing to give a little bit to get a little bit. maybe it's time to work on it together. maybe it's time to address those problems with your friends. and really say, when you do this, it bothers me, can you change it? they might be willing to. and then can you have a new friendship with them, which would be really terrific. >> if both of you could be introspective about it and both of the you could agree in the new year to make things work and to really work at it. dr. jennifer hartstein. thank you so much for being with us. >> thanks rebecca. >> and now here's russ. >> now to the holidays winding down. it's the perfect time to get
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your financial house in order and start the new year off right. here to show us how to do that in the next five days is consumer adviser regina lewis. good morning to you. >> thanks, russ. >> you say this is the perfect time to get this stuff done. >> this falls unders sooner the better. i think there's a gravitational pull right now for new year, new year. >> five days before the beginning of the year, what are we doing day one? >> visualization. this goes a long way. so you can visualize the end goal. most people, and it can serve as a constant reminder. so if you want to pay off your car, maybe stick a photo of it in your wallet. make it a screen saver on your phone. i want to get my debt to zero so i made a screen saver on my computer that said zero. if you're saving up for college or a second home, get guides on the front seat of the car. >> you've got things in your mind, what do you do next? >> assess the mess. we looked at some of the retail numbers. it's been a very pricey few weeks for a lot of people. this can be a humbling exercise but you've got to do the hard math here. how much savings do you have left, if any, frankly?
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what are the incoming bills? if you have to check your credit report, you can do that. you get one free one each other. good idea to size things up. and don't quit when it starts to get hard. sometimes it can get pretty ugly. >> assess the mess. wow, okay. all right. have a game plan you say. >> yeah, that sounds like a no brainer but the key is again a fresh start. old bills you don't need them. you can get rid of those. new copies of new things that you might need for taxes, et cetera. i think the biggest area here is being passive aggressive about paying things off. you want to be aggressive here. if you're passive aggressive you're going to have a creep going into the new year and never get rid of the bills that you have and you're going to sort of pile on. having said that make sure you have enough cash on hand for something that might come up in february. >> sure. now we're up to day four. new year's eve. >> new year's eve you're going to schedule it. now not surprisingly i'm a big fan of online billing. if you take a few minutes to schedule through online banking recurring payments so your auto insurance, your mortgage or rent, your car payment, also your credit card bills, you can actually program it to pay the
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minimum. you can always go back and pay more. but at least you're not going to be late. that guards against expensive mistakes. once people do this, they'll never go back. >> it is incredibly easy to do. i do know people out there who are still afraid to do this stuff on the internet. what advice would you have for them? >> they shouldn't be. in fact it's tremendously secure and most security experts say because it's paperless, it's actually safer. >> it's all done, you don't have to worry about it at all. >> you have a track record at the end of the year. >> new year's day, 2011. >> new year's day you're going to create a dedicated space. just because we've done the online banking doesn't mean we've probably gone 100% paperless. the handyman is still going to sent you a bill, still receive things for taxes by mail. create a dedicated space, an inbox. and you've gotten rid of the old stuff, including catalogs, including solicitations for credit cards, helps you feel more organized >> you and i have done enough of these segments to know people have setbacks. you have this five-day plan, i've got it all figured out, day three you have a setback.
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how do you get back on track? >> one of the things you can do is set up alerts. if your balance falls to a certain point you can actually have that sent to you and in my family we've got multiple people drawing against the same banking account. meaning my daughter's out, spending, someone else is drawing on the same card. you don't want to make costly errors. >> which is very easy to do. >> very easy to do. fees add up big time. look ahead to 2011 and the economy and shopping all that kind of stuff, is it a good year? >> i think so. i think the fact that people bought for themselves is a promising sign. they feel like they could afford to do that. they had the luxury to do that. the key is now, paying off those bills and making sure we don't rack up the debt that so many people regretted. >> you're talking about saving and making sure you have money in case of emergency. a lot of people had savings issues in 2011. they had to dip into those. >> sure. and they would refinance. they would draw against assets. you don't have that option. so you want to be aggressive about paying things off. make sure you don't get in a situation where you're having to draw against your 401(k) or really do things as a last
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resort. >> okay, regina lewis. visualize. >> you have it in your head? >> have it in my head. thank you so much. we're coming right,,,,,, [ female announcer ] why watch regular tv when you can experience the next generation of television service? at&t u-verse tv.
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it is 8:50 a.m., it is 25 degrees. it's quite balmy out here today. >> it feels more like negative three fahrenheit than 25 degrees. >> that is true. but warmer by the end of the week? >> we're going to have some sunshine. and we're not having the gusty winds anyway. yesterday the winds 60 to 80 miles per hour. it was like a category 2 hurricane right here in the northeast. who knew! it was such a weird feeling. betty and i, after we left here, we carpooled again home. and then of course our suv gets stuck. >> i actually made it to my house okay. you had to walk how many blocks? >> i didn't walk that far. it was about five blocks in the snow. don't feel bad for me. it's all good. it's all good. but it's been a crazy 24 hours.
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>> it has. we've got something to put even further perspective. this is from belmar, new jersey, time lapse photography over a seven or eight-hour period. take a look at this. >> oh, my goodness. in somebody's backyard, snow is rising. >> look at that. >> at one point he decided to put the ruler out there. and then it's gone. >> look at that. >> and he keeps clearing out the clock. >> beautiful to look at. but if you have to shovel it. >> betty nguyen went out and played in the snow for two hours. >> and then got attacked by snowballs. all these little kids thought it was fun to throw them at us. >> and she comes in here in the studio with hand warmers. be careful everybody. have a great day. enjoy your tuesday. ,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,
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police have identifi good morning. it is 8:55. i'm grace lee with your cbs 5 headlines. police have identified the young woman found stabbed to death in an oakland park. she is 21-year-old jasmine jordan of fresno. her body was found a week ago with multiple stab wounds. it was lying on rocks off a jetty in a park. so far no arrests. a santa clara police officer is due in court tomorrow. 36-year-old clay rojas is facing state and federal charges. he is accused of passing confidential information to a member of the hells angels. rojas allegedly gave william bettencourt dmv information because he owed bettencourt money. soon going to be smooth sailing on the freeway between walnut creek and danville. that should happen next year. caltrans plans to replace nearly 13 miles of interstate
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680. it will also extend the carpool lane for southbound 680 by a mile into walnut creek. we'll have traffic and weather coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,, ,,
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good morning. out to san francisco, new multi-
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vehicle accident southbound 280 before 6. it sounds like a couple of lanes are blocked. chp head together scene if they're not there already. a little slowing. the ride down the peninsula looks good down to san jose. traffic holiday light so far for the morning commute. nice drive all the way out towards cupertino in those northbound lanes. simple thing for the silicon valley ride westbound 237. you are in the clear out of milpitas. that's your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. rainfall out there, yeah, rain showers keep falling on our heads. what's going on around here? well, it is that stormy time of the year. light rainfall from santa rosa down moving into the san francisco area. light rainfall now heavy rainfall expected later on today. here's a look at our seven-day forecast. heavy rainfall expected late this afternoon through tonight. we do have a flash flood watch in effect for north bay counties and a wind advisory for the entire bay area. winds gusting up to 55 miles an hour.
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