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captioning funded by cbs good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. for the second i'm in five months, a massive earthquake has struck new zealand. dozens are dead and new zealand's second largest city is devastated. the magnitude 6.3 quake struck tuesday at midday centered about these miles from the center of christchurch. at least eight large buildings the people we care so much about. and it's a terrifying time for the people. >> at least two large after shocks followed the quake. michael hertzenburg has more than. >> reporter: rescue workers dug
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through a mountain of rubble desperately searching for survivors. the 6.3 magnitude quake rocked the city of christchurch around lunchtime killing dozens and injuring scores more. >> the most frightening thing of my entire life. >> reporter: it's the second quake to it will the city in five months, but unlike the last time, this quake struck closer to downtown and at the height of a busy workday. >> that's my building. >> reporter: several buildings suffered severe damage, including the city's iconic cathedral. power and phone lines are dead and broken pipes are sending water gushing into the streets. >> it's hard to describe what was a vibrant city a few hours ago go now has just been fwrout to its news. >> reporter: the prime minister says offers of aid are already pouring in, including from the united states. he says the number one priority right now is getting on those who need help. >> they're coming in from the back, they're be coming for you. >> reporter: a nearby crowd tried to calm this woman before she was pulled to safety.
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>> you got no chance. >> reporter: emergency crews ordered other it is to evacuate after the mayor declared a say the of emergency. still, it's unclear how many people remain trapped and with after shocks continuing to rattle already frayed nerves, the hope now is rescuers can reach survivors before it's too hate. michael hertzenburg for krns cbs new, washington. in other news this morning, libya officials are calling for gadhafi to stech down. demonstrate tons battled security forces in tripoli. militia men opened fire on protestors and it's reported that more than 200 have been killed. gadhafi made a brief television appearance denying rumors he had left the country. allen pizzey has more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, as you said, the chaos seems to have hit tripoli.
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the reports speak of people roaming the streets and shooting randomly even at fronts of buildings just to keep any protesters from coming outside. residents reached by phone claim these people are foreign mercenaries in gadhafi's pay. gadhafi's regime is splitting. the u.n. ambassador actually encouraged the protesters to keep going to saying that if they stop now, they would lose, they had to keep going. gadhafi himself made a bizarre 22 second appearance. he's opened the door of a car, held up an umbrella, said he wanted to join pro government demonstrator, but it was raining thanks to god and now he was going away, but he was not leaving libya. that's sort of the kind of thing he doesn't usually do. he makes these rambling long speeches. so we don't know where he is or what he's doing, betty. >> gadhafi has vowed that he will not step down, but his regime is falling apart, so how long can he hang on and if he does flee, where will he go?
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>> reporter: it doesn't seem likely he can hang on much longer frankly with the military apparently splitting. if he was to go somewhere, some analysts say he might already be in sert which is halfway between tripoli and van gaz zi where he comes from. he also has a number of places well out in the desert isolated where he has air strips and facilities, so he could hang out there for a while. if he wanted to libya, who would take him? there were rumors he'd go to venezuela. but apparent from swen way la, what's he got left? maybe zim back with b wck with k way and all that. but not many people want him. the united states nations security council meets this morning to discuss libya. nearly the entire delegation it to the u.n. broke ranks with gadhafi calling on him to step down and leave the country. and libya's ambassador to the
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united states said that the demonstrations should not back down. >> i know it is very difficult, but it they have a very good experience of what happening in egypt and tunisia and they should not compromise. >> he said the reports of warplanes firing on citizens triggered his decision not support the government. here at home, a bus accident in the mountains of east los angeles killed the driver and injured nearly two dozen teenagers. emergency crews had to creep down a 20-foothill side to reach the bus which was on its way home from a church retreat on monday. police say the bus driver just lost control, hit a car, and then plunged down the hillside. last night church members gathered to mourn the driver and pray for the injured children. this morning in chicago, voters go to the polls to elect a new mayor. former white house chief of staff rahm emanuel is the heavy favorite, but other candidates are trying to force him into a runoff election. supporters of former senator
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carol moseley braun chanted for their canned cat at a emanuel rally on monday. >> everybody can do what they want. it was very nice and spirited because guess what, chicago matters and it's worth fighting for chicago. >> six candidates are running to replace chicago mayor richard daly who is reiring after 22 years in office. in wisconsin, no one is backing off the budget standoff that has led democratic state senators to leave the state in order to block efforts to roll back union rights for state employees. manuel gallegus has the latest. >> reporter: demonstrators inside wisconsin's state capitol roared for a seventh straight day. >> it's not about money, it's about respect. >> reporter: but scott walk ser not backing down from his proposal to end collective bargaining rights for most public employees. >> we're going to balance the budget the right way, we're not going to push it off until the next generation of taxpayers. >> reporter: the governor says he's not a union bruser, he's a budget balancer. and he says he won't make the
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same mistakes as his predecessors as he tries to tackle the $3.6 billion shortfall. union members say they will make concessions like greater contributions to hair health and pension plans. but they won't give up their voice in collective bargaining. >> busting up my union is not going to solve any budget problems. it's not about that. it's about a power play here. >> reporter: while the governor was speaking, outside his heavily guarded press conference, thousands of protesters jammed the capitol hallways chanting for his resignation. >> even if it bill passes, we won't be going away until we get our rights back. >> reporter: the governor could hear the demonstrators but appeared unfazed by the week long proper tests. >> you can hear them out will, they're here each and every day and they have every right to be heard. >> reporter: and he has a message for the 14 democrat senators avoiding the vote. >> time for them to come back and participate in democracy. >> reporter: the legislature goes back in session tuesday, but democrats say they won't
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return without compromise. manuel gallegus, cbs news, madison, wisconsin. just ahead on the "morning news," dozens of detroit schools get the ax in a massive budget cut. plus health f jobs as a new video apparently shows him gaunt and frail. you're watching the "cbs morning news." do your simple return for free with the federal free edition at turbotax. the most trusted brand of tax software. as a kid, i couldn't wait to skate on that ice. what was i thinking? but i was still skating on thin ice with my cholesterol. anyone with high cholesterol may be at increased risk of heart attack. diet and exercise weren't enough for me. i stopped kidding myself.
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he sought treatment at a cancer center. he went on medical leave for the third time but didn't say why. on "moneywatch," a losing day for stocks in asia. ashley morrison is here with that and more. >> reporter: there was profit taking among unrest in the middle east. the nikkei tumbled nearly 2% while the hang seng fell more than 2%. today wall street opens up after the holiday and gets the latest on consumer confidence and the housing market. last week stocks finished with solid gains. both the dow and nasdaq added 1% a piece. the turmoil in libya, a major opec supplier, has the price of crude soaring. this morning in asian markets, it reached $93 a barrel, a jump of almost $7. u.s. crude futures are at a 2 1/2 year high. analysts worry further unrest especially if it spreads in the region could lead to even higher costs. where oil goes gas usually follows. aaa says the national average is
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now at $3.17, that's up a nickel in just the past two weeks. some analysts say it could be $4 a gallon or more by memorial day. wall street gets another round of corporate earnings today with macy's, home depot and walmart among the big names to report. most traders are expecting bad news from america's biggest retailer. walmart is expected to post its second straight year of declining domestic sales. analysts blame the company's decision to raise prices on many items last year. a departure from its core strategy. still, the company's stock has added dt
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. new york, sunny but 32. miami, sunny there, 82. big difference. chicago, partly cloudy, 31. dallas, partly cloudy, 69. and l.a., a sunny 62. time for a check of the national forecast. the latest satellite picture shows cloudy skies from the great lakes to the southeast, while out west, clouds are breaking apart. later today the storm in the mid-atlantic region will be exiting the country leaving only scattered clouds and colder temperatures in its wake. the storm in the northwest will linger bringing rain and snow and warm and humid in the southeast with temperatures in the 60s and 70s. in sports, a blockbuster nba trade for carmelo anthony. the all-star forward is being traded from denver to new york. he will play alongside amar'e stoudemire in a high scoring frontcourt. the knicks also get four other players while the nuggets get
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four players, draft picks and some cash. new york also traded two players to minnesota and got one back. in college basketball, duke is now ranked number one. ohio state, number two, and kansas dropped to number three. kansas was in action last night and got 27 points from marcus morris against oklahoma state. the jayhawks crushed the cowboys 92-65. and in arizona for the first time a woman pitched batting practice to major league players in spring training. justine siegel pitched the cleveland indians batters monday. she's from cleveland and has been a coach in the minor leagues. she'll pitch today for the oakland a's. when we return, another look at this morning's top stories and move over gatorade, a beer like sports drink is hoping to make a big splash in america. >> narrator: sports sponsored by ice blue aqua velva. the choice of men for generations. aqua velva. men get it. velva.
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a devastating earthquake topples buildings.. and crushes buses in new zealand. new video of the damage, and the search for more victims. plus.. the crisis in the middle east.. causes the price of oil to skyrocket. the spike it's causing at bay area gas stations. and.. a dog show tragedy. the rush to save several prized dogs trapped in a burning van. and.. how blowing bubbles could detect autism in young babies. join us for cbs 5 early edition ... beginning at 4:30. ,,,,
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on the on the "cbs morning news," here's a look at today's weather. in the northwest, expect rain and snow showers. temperatures are feeling cooler throughout the northeast and northern plains. and the southeast is staying warm and toasty. here's another look at this morning's top stories. at least 65 people were killed when a powerful earthquake hit new zealand. the quake struck about midday new zealand time and centered near the city of christchurch. at least eight large buildings collapsed trapping hundreds. and the libyan military and security forces have launched a deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters. the violence has prompted numerous government officials to call for moammar gadhafi's resignation. on a lighter note, a
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nonalcoholic beer is being touted as a healthy sports drink. a european brewer is now promoting erdinger beer for athletes. it's vitamin rich, has no additives and can help an athlete recover. unlike gatorade, it has a golden color and is frothy like beer. it sells for about ten bucks a six pack. meanwhile obesity is a growing health crisis. more than 70 million adults are considered obese. in 2009, 220,000 people turned to gastric bypass and lap band operations to lose weight. jennifer ashton reports. >> reporter: after considering all the options for weight loss surgery, 46-year-old tracy brosnan chose lap band and she's lost 82 pounds in two years. >> i was looking for a tool to help me. and i found it with the lap band. >> reporter: tracy may have beaten the odds, but a new study out today says lap band is not as effective as gastric bypass surgery.
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during bypass, a small stomach pouch is created with staples. a loop of smalls intestine is attached to the pouch so food bypasses part of the intestines and is only partially absorbed. with a lap band, an adjustable band is placed around the upper portion of the stomach which limits the quantity of food consumed. bypass patients lost an average of 97 pounds compared to 55 pounds in the lap band group. a second study looking at diabetes reduction compared gastric bypass to a procedure called sleeve gastrectomy. the stomach is made smaller holding less food. the excess stomach is removed. again, gastric bypass was superior. diabetes disappeared in 93% of gastric bypass patients compared to 47% of sleeve gastrectomy patients. all of these procedures cost between $15,000 and $30,000, but those costs are actually far less than a lifetime of treating diabetes and its complications. i'm dr. jennifer ashton, cbs news, new york. good information there. well, this morning on "the early
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a twitter message from congresswoman gabrielle giffords for her husband's birthday. it wished her husband mark kelly and his twin brother, scott, a happy birthday and giffords said thanks for the cake to the houston hospital where she's undergoing rehab after being shot last month. turning a hobby into a job could be a great escape from money problems in this economy. but one suburban mom is really going over the top. steve hartman reports. >> reporter: this past saturday night at a small venue outside
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boston, the curious and morbidly curious gathered to see her latest death defying stunt. >> i will impress you and amaze you. >> reporter: she goes by the name alexandria the great and she's calling this her underwater cell escape. after having her hands shackled together, alexandria is locked inside the tank with no way to breathe and seemingly no way to survive. it's quite a predicament especially considering originally all she wanted to escape -- >> chocolate chip cookies. >> reporter: -- was boredom. when not near drowning, alexandria the great is donna, a housewife. now 49, she and her husband, bill, started learning escapes as teenagers. as a hobby. >> we just tried some simple rope ties and things like that. >> reporter: later when the kids weren't around, they tried more daring feats. but, again, it was just a hobby. they never considered performing
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until the recession hit and they started really going under. donna was unemployed. she desperately needed work, but still wanted to stay home and take care of the kids. she felt like her hands were tied. >> she's out of one hand. >> reporter: and it motivated her to start thinking inside the box. >> i had to look back and go with what i was good at. >> now she's got to find the bobby pin. >> reporter: and i was really good at this. >> now she'll pick the lock. >> reporter: for the past several months, donna has been working out with a strength training coach and a breath holding coach. a few of her friends think she's jumped off the deep end, but her kids like the idea of having an escape artist mom. in fact, they were relieved to find out that's all she is. >> because we would like walk around the house and we would see like chains and handcuffs in places. >> reporter: apparently compared to that visual, seeing your mom like this is nothing. >> what she does is open up the bobby pin. >> reporter: but more importantly, donna and the kids hope that this act and the
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story behind it serve as an inspiration to you. to escape. whatever it is you're stuck in. steve hartman, cbs news, boston. >> thank goodness she made it out. coming up on "the early show," the latest on the devastating earthquake in new zealand which has claimed dozens of lives. also pothole problems, why we're seeing more of then and how to avoid damage to your car when you hit one. and get ready nascar fans, we will hear from daytona 500 winner trevor bayne on his historic win. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm betty nguyen. thanks for watching. i'm betty nguyen. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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as a 6 point 3 your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. dozens killed as a 6.3 earthquake brings buildings to the ground in new zealand. this morning, the fears as many as 100 people are still trapped. and bodies line the street of libya's capital in rare sighting of long-time leader of moammar qaddafi and how the crisis is driving up bay area gas prices. a clear cold start to the day. things should be warming up through the afternoon, about as warm


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