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captioning funded by cbs >> good morning. inside the raid, president obama opens up to "60 minutes" about the attack that killed osama bin laden from the planning to the secrecy to the final decision. >> the one thing i didn't lose sleep over was the possibility of taking bin laden out. justice was done. >> now the president looks to put pressure on pakistan including a push to interview bin laden's wives as the u.s. pores over the treasure-trove of materials. rising rivers. residents are forced to evacuate as flood waters get set to crest. we'll go live to the disaster zone for the latest on the worst flooding in nearly a century. >> and $4 a gallon, it's official gas prices hit that
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psychological barrier nationwide this weekend. but is there finally relief in sight? we're going to tell you why filling up may become less painful in time for the summer early this monday morning, may 9, 2011. welcome to "the early show" here on a monday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> across the nation and in the capital after president obama's revealing interview on "60 minutes" last night. it was an up close look at presidential decision making. >> one-hour program could have probably gone two. that's where we begin. the president spoke to steve croft about sunday's attack he called the longest 40 minutes of his life. >> i want to go to the situation room. what was the mood? >> tense.
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>> people talking? >> yeah, but doing a lot of listening as well. because we were able to monitor the situation in real time, getting reports back from bill mccraven, the head of our special forces operations as well as leon panetta. there were big chunks of time in which all we were doing was just waiting, and it was the longest 40 minutes of my life with the possible exception of when sasha got meningitis when she was 3 months old and i was waiting for the doctor to tell me she was all right. >> were you nervous? >> yes. >> what could you see? >> we were monitoring the situation, and we knew as events unfolded what was happening in and around the compound but we
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could not get information clearly about what was happening inside the compound. >> and that went on for a long time. could you hear gun fire? >> we had a sense of when gun fire and explosions took place. >> flashes. >> yeah. and we also knew when one of the helicopters went down in a way that wasn't according to plan. and as you might imagine, that made us more tense. >> so it got off to a bad start? >> well, it did not go exactly according to plan, but this is exactly where all the work that had been done anticipating what might go wrong, made a huge difference. >> it was a backup plan. >> there was a backup plan. >> we had to blow up. >> when was the first indication that you found the right place that bin laden was in there? >> there was a point before
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folks had left, before we had gotten every -- back on the helicopter and were flying back to base, where they said geronimo has been killed. and geronimo was the code name for bin laden. now, obviously at that point these guys are operating in the dark with all kinds of stuff going on, so everybody was cautious, but at that point cautiously optimistic. >> what was your reaction when you heard those words? >> i was relieved and i wanted to make sure those guys got over the pakistan border and landed safely. >> joining us now from washington with more is cbs homeland security correspondent bob orr. good morning. >> good morning. >> u.s. officials pore over the
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data seized are they closer to finding out if there was direct link to being helped by the pakistani government? >> chris as you know, that is the big question. right now officials don't have a clear answer. the intelligence suggests that bin laden was in the compound we've seen near a pakistan military academy for five, maybe six years. so president obama says it's obvious he had some kind of help from somebody inside pakistan. but so far u.s. cannot find hard evidence that pakistani government or military leaders had any role in protecting bin laden. there are strong suspicions even a growing distrust on both sides, rogue elements of the pakistan intelligence service as we know have been connected to terrorists in the past. >> beyond the technical data that was secured, as far as human intelligence what are they looking to collect now? what information are they trying to ascertain from any human intelligence there? >> you know, the courier who knew bin laden the best, his link to the outside world was
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shot and killed in the raid. however, three of bin laden's wives are alive and in pakistani custo custody. the u.s. wants to ask them what they know about the terror leader's actions, communications, who he met with. the plans might have been. it's not clear they have real insight into the workings of al qaeda but for the moment for some reason pakistan's denying the u.s. access to them. also, the evidence gathered from inside the compound you see here is giving the u.s. leads to other people outside the compound who may have valuable inside knowledge how al qaeda was working and what it planned to do. >> i know you are all over this all weekend. what was the significance behind releasing the tapes on sard of bin laden, sitting there rocking back and forth watching himself. >> those were fascinating. there were five of them but one was really more than any of the others. it showed bin laden even in hiding remained at the very center of al qaeda's propaganda efforts. he was obsessed with his image.
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this is the tape. it's a home movie of the terror mastermind watching television news coverage of himself. he is sitting there huddled in a blanket, a ski cap on, a run down room, bare wires, it looks like a bum's room as he has the remote control flipping through the channels. in the picture he looks old, has a gray beard. that's interesting. when he appeared on tapes that he wanted the public to see you know his terror messages, that beard was dyed black and he wore the official clerical robes. the government says the tapes, the other evidence taken together, make it clear to them that bin laden still very much ran al qaeda and was the top of the pyramid. >> bob orr, thanks as always. >> now here is rebecca. >> we turn to the latest on the severe flooding in the south. this morning much of the focus is on memphis where the mississippi river is about to hit its highest level since 1937. cbs news correspondent randall pinkston is in memphis.
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is the city ready for what could be the worst flooding they have seen? >> reporter: good morning. local officials and the u.s. army corps of engineers say the flood walls, the levees, the catch basins are in place and they believe they will hold. memphis mayor gave us an aerial faces, and the structures that have been put in place to it's a multi-billion-dollar system of flood walls, flood gates, that's built over the past seven decades with this will face its biggest test yet. >> so much of the outcome in flood situations is that evacuations run smoothly, people do leave their homes when told to. what's the status of the evacuations at this point? >> reporter: well, for the past week they have been voluntary evacuations throughout memphis. we visited a trailer park one of the first to go under about eight days ago. about 200 people there were forced to get out when rising
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mississippi being four miles away, they had to flee. in another neighborhood, a church and homes are under water, and the people there saying that they plan to rebuild but they may have to move to higher ground. memphis has been pretty good so far. people in the low lying areas to be on the alert for rising water. >> and randall, you bring up the point about the tributaries, in many respects they are a bigger concern than the mississippi river itself. what are you hearing about preparations for the downstream issues that memphis may face? >> reporter: well, that tributary problem is an issue in the state of mississippi south of memphis. already there has been chaos financial and otherwise, the casinos in tuna closed. between the yazo and the mississippi people are evacuated. some roads closed off.
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and the army corps of engineers keeping a watch on the levees between baton rouge. they opened a spillway to relieve some of the pressure and they may have to open another spillway north of baton rouge, that would wipe out a lot of farmland. but they will do it if they have to, to relieve the pressure from the rising mississippi. rebecca. >> randall pinkston in memphis, thank you. joining us is the memphis mayor a.c. whoort on, jr. >> thank you. >> so now you have the mississippi river expected to crest 24 hours ahead of schedule. how is that changed your game plan? >> actually, we don't have 24 hours. they moved that date up. it should be around midnight tonight between midnight and early tomorrow morning. so, we don't have as much time. fortunately, we're ready for it. >> you're ready for it. what ways are you preparing the city? you evacuated a number of
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individuals and homes there. >> well, we've learned from other incidents such as new orleans, sometimes it's not enough to get on tv and tell folks to get out. we're going door to door, opened up a command center for those who have to be evacuated. full services there. everybody's cooperating. we've got a number of shelters, using four or five of those right now. but door to door is the key don't want to leave their homes, they are afraid. they feel that prayer will work for them. and they don't want to leave. we're going back and back and back. we're going to be ready. >> does it concern you at all, people are afraid of security if they leave it might be open to looters. does it concern you that people may be staying behind? >> it really does concern us. and again, that's why we're doing the door-to-door, we understand that they are concerned about crime. but that's why we have what we call the directed patrols, police officers going into the
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neighborhoods. we have the helicopters in the air, cameras. their sprot going to be safe. just as safe as it were if it were not this flood. >> how about the condition of the levees. that's going to be a big factor in protecting the city from greater damage. >> we depend heavily on those levees and we rely on the word of the corps of engineers, they told us yesterday that there are no threatened breaches. so we're depending on the levees and of course we've got a good system of pumps in the event water does get in. with the levees and the pumps and auxiliary power sources so we think we're going to be ready. >> mayor, give us the story by the numbers. how many people have been evacuated, how many do you anticipate leaving their homes before all of this is said and done? >> just over 300 have been evacuated. others have come in and checked out the command center and the shelters, they know where to go
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if water gets closer. some are just waiting until the last minute to get out. but they will know precisely what to do. >> mayor wharton, thanks for being with us. >> thank you. of course we wish the best for everybody along the mississippi. it's a terrible situation. jeff glor has a check of the rest of the headlines. >> good morning. a scare for an american airlines flight. a passenger had to be subdued when he rushed the cockpit door. the latest in a string of security scares over the weekend for u.s. airliners. aaron flight 1561 from chicago was approaching san francisco last night. the passenger then who was carrying a passport, crew members wrestled him to the floor and put him in handcuffs. that 737 landed safely. earlier in the day two other u.s. flights were diverted. a continental jet forced to land in st. louis after a passenger tried to open the door during flight 546 from houston to
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chicago. the passenger there was subdued and arrested. the flight resumed after an hour on the ground. and earlier a delta flight from detroit to san diego was diverted to albuquerque when a note was found in a bathroom. the pilot told passengers the note had the word "bomb" in it. the plane was searched, the flight resumes. it might be a no-fly list for trains. new york senator chuck schumer is pushing for the creation of a no ride list for amtrak to keep suspected terrorists off trains. intelligence from osama bin laden's compound indicated al qaeda was considering attacking u.s. railways. this morning gas prices are up and they hit big new level according to the lundberg survey, the national average of gas 0 line is $4 a gallon. that was an increase of almost 12 cents in the last two weeks. however, it appears they may be heading lower very soon. cbs news national correspondent
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jim axelrod is at a station in new york with the latest. jim, good morning to you. what are the indications we're seeing that prices are heading down? >> reporter: well, good morning, jeff. believe me, they'd settle for $4 a gallon here. you can see the price per gallon of unleaded regular $4.27. the thinking, the hope is that we're starting to see some pressure downward on the price of crude. last week the price of barrel of crude dropped 13%, more than $12 a barrel. while it's ticked back up this morning there is still the trend seems to be lower on the price of crude. what does that translate to by the time it gets to the pump? the thinking is as the price of crude goes down eventually, by the time it plays through the system you could see as much as a 50-cent a gallon reduction here at the pump. that would save drivers in the united states $189 million a day. basically what's going on here is the laws of supply and demand.
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for every 10% hike in the price of gas at the pump the thinking from the experts is there is a 1% decline in consumption. that's unsustainable as far as big oil goes. >> jim axelrod, thank you. for four years running google has been considered the most valuable brand. and now apple has taken over the top spot thanks mostly to its hot selling iphones and ipads. it is 16 past the hour. over to chris and rebecca. >> thank you, jeff. >> now here is marysol castro with our check of the weather. >> good morning the two of you. of course we're talking about record breaking flooding but why are we talking about it? it turns out the mississippi and ohio
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>> thaso thanks so much. that's your latest weather. there is actually some other great news on the weather front. we'll tell you about it later on. >> thanks so much. >> coming up on "the early show," how did they keep the secret of bin laden's hideout secret? >> also jury selection begins today in the murder trial of casey anthony, accused of murdering her young daughter. we'll bring you the latest. [ female announcer ] you do so much... to stay healthy. but did you know fiber choice can help support your overall well-being? every tasty tablet has prebiotic fiber from fruits and veggies... that lets your good bacteria thrive and helps support your immune system. fiber choice. an easy way to defend your health everyday. learn more about prebiotics and get a free sample at
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still to come here on "the early show," more from the president on "60 minutes." he learned about osama bin laden's compound months ago. apparently, never told anybody, not even his wife or many of his closest aides. >> we're going to hear from him about keeping one of the world's biggest secrets under wraps, right here on "the early show." >> this portion of "the early show" sponsored by 21st century auto insurance.
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off the plane, and on to jail... a 28 -year- old passenger tried to break into the cockpit as an it is 7:25. time for news headlines. i'm frank mallicoat. a 28-year-old passenger tried to break into a cockpit as an american airlines flight was approaching san francisco last night. crew and passengers wrestled him down and handcuffed him. the man had a california identification card and passport from yemen. he had boarded the plane in new york. smoky fire burning a frozen food plant near l.a. this morning. one minor injury is reported in the fire from huntington park just south of los angeles. firefighters are trying to keep the flames from spreading to neighboring buildings. quite a fire this morning. a fire that gutted a house in oakley may be linked to a domestic dispute. neighbors called 911 last night.
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welcome back to "the early show" here on a monday morning. bottom of the hour. start of a beautiful day, which we hope leads to a beautiful week. i'm chris wragge along with rebecca jarvis in for erica hill this morning. >> good morning. >> coming up on the broadcast, more from last night's "60 minutes" interview with president obama. we're going to hear the president talk about how difficult it was to keep the world's biggest secret while keeping it very high profile during a very critical week. ob that both sides are facing. >> both those stories coming up
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here in just a couple of moments. first jeff glor back at the news desk with another look at the top headlines. >> hey, guys, good morning to you. you mention the "60 minutes" interview. the president said that osama bin laden had some sort of support inside pakistan. the president said on "60 minutes" yesterday, though, it's not clear if the help came from inside or outside the pakistani government. the president also said he didn't lose any sleep over the possibility that bin laden might be killed during last week's raid. and in five videos recovered inside the compound, show bin laden was still very much involved in al qaeda activities. gas prices are up, again. the lundberg survey says the national average for gas is now $4 a gallon. but analysts say the price at the pump will likely head down in the coming weeks. home prices in the u.s. are still struggling, because so many foreclosed houses are being sold. reports that home values fell 3% in the first
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a little earlier we heard president obama tell "60 minutes" how the chance of getting osama bin laden outweighed the risks of last sunday's dangerous mission. and now we want to hear how the president managed to keep the world's biggest secret.
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cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante has that part of the story. good morning, bill. >> good morning, rebecca. you know, when you're president you always have to be able to juggle a lot of things at the same time. and as president obama told steve kroft on his exclusive "60 minutes" interview last night, that sometimes means keeping secrets of even your closest aides and your family. >> if you made the decision to go ahead, you have like this incredible weekend. you surveyed the tornado damage in alabama, you took your family to the shuttle launch, and this was all going on, you knew what was going to happen. >> yes. i made the decision thursday night, informed my team friday morning, and then we flew off to look at the tornado damage, to go to cape canaveral. to make a speech, and then we had the white house press conference. the presidency requires you to do more than one thing at a time. this was in the back of my mind
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all weekend. >> reporter: just the back? >> middle, front -- >> was it hard keeping your focus? >> yes. yeah. >> did you have to suppress the urge to tell someone? did you want to tell somebody? did you want to tell michelle? did you tell michelle? >> you know, one of the great successes of this operation was that we were able to keep this thing secret. and i had -- it's a testimony to how seriously everybody took this operation, and the understanding that any leak could end up not only compromising the mission, but killing some of the guys that we were sending in there. and so, very few people in the white house knew. the vast majority of my most senior aides did not know that we were doing this. and you know, there were times where you wanted to go around
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and talk with some more folks and that just wasn't an option. >> and we're told that you can count on one hand the number of people who actually knew what was going on. rebecca? >> it's really incredible, bill. you've been covering the white house for almost 30 years now. how tough is it to keep a lid on something this big? >> it really is very difficult to keep a big secret. because there are so many people, usually, in the loop. but, sometimes you can make a surprise move as president. for example, ronald reagan was able to land troops in grenada. that was a surprise. the first george bush was able to put u.s. troops in somalia. but as far as we know, there's been nothing this audacious since jimmy carter tried to rescue american hostages in iran. and, of course, that failed. >> and it seems almost more incredible this -around, bill, was that youtube and twitter and facebook and all the social media out there that report things constantly. cbs' bill plante, we appreciate it. and just a reminder, this thursday at 8:00 a.m. on "the early show," cbs news presents a
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town hall on the economy with president obama. hosted by erica hill, along with chief washington correspondent and host of "face the nation" bob schieffer. i'll be a part of it, too, asking questions submitted by you. so if you have a question for the economy, for mr. obama, on the economy, that is, you can e-mail it to us at you can also send it via twitter/theearlyshow. cbs town hall. you can do it facebook/earlyshow or on cbs news also will hold a town hall on the economy with key republicans early next month. and coming up next, it is the long-awaited murder trial of casey anthony. set to begin as jury selection gets under way later today. we'll speak with one of her former attorneys right here on "the early show" on cbs. achoo! the seasons change, but we still may suffer from nasal allergy symptoms. they can hit you year round... indoors or out. achoo! oh to have relief. prescription nasonex is clinically proven
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>> good morning, chris. attorneys for both sides are in the tampa area this morning, interviewing prospective jurors. they have five days to pick 12 jurors, and 8 alternates. people who will have to give up two months of their lives, sequestered in orlando, to decide whether casey anthony is guilty of killing her daughter. and if so, whether she should be put to death. >> momma, papa. >> reporter: from the moment authorities found out that 2-year-old caylee anthony had disappeared in the summer of 2008, suspicions began to surround her mother, casey. >> 911, what's your emergency? >> i found out my granddaughter has been taken. she has been missing for a month. >> reporter: casey waited 31 days to even tell anyone her daughter was missing. it was her mother who finally called police. >> there's something wrong. i found my daughter's car today, and it smells like there's been a dead body in the damn car. >> reporter: while a desperate search was launched for the little girl, casey was taken into custody.
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the 22-year-old insisted she had left her daughter with a nanny, but police have never been able to confirm the story. >> she's not far. i know in my heart she's not far. i can feel it. >> reporter: caylee wasn't far. six months after she vanished, her body was found less than a mile from her home. >> there has been significant skeletal remains located. >> reporter: in the following months, the district attorney began building a case against casey. they have forensic evidence of hair found in the trunk of her car that they say came from the child's dead body. and circumstantial evidence, as well. these pictures of casey, partying with friends, while her daughter was missing. in a recent interview with "48 hours," florida's attorney general says this is where the case will be won. >> the photographs, i believe, are what's going to get her. the photographs of her out dancing, partying all night long, that is the most compelling evidence of all. >> reporter: but there is no dna evidence tying casey to the
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field where caylee's body was found. no confession. and no evidence of how caylee was killed. the coroner's report ruled her death a homicide by undetermined means. her attorneys say casey is innocent. >> what most people think they know about the casey anthony case is probably incorrect. >> casey's parents, george and cindy anthony, have stood by her from the beginning. they're actually defense witnesses in this case, and the judge has made the unusual move of allowing them to sit in on the entire trial, even before they've testified. opening arguments, for now, are set to begin next tuesday, may 17th. and the defense is promising a bombshell. chris? >> cbs' kelly cobiella in miami for us this morning. thank you. joining us now is attorney linda kenny baden who was a member of casey anthony's former defense team. >> good morning. >> how difficult is it going to be to find 20 impartial jurors?
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or 12 jurors, 8 alternates, with all of the media attention that this has garnered? >> it's going to be very, very difficult. finding somebody who hasn't made up their mind. anyone you talk to on the street has an opinion on this case. and because it's been saturated with news media, especially in this day and age of social media, twitter, facebook, et cetera, et cetera, so it's going to be a very cuff job. >> and to sequester people for two, possibly three, potentially four months with all of those things you talk about. they're talking about this from a media standpoint dwarfing the o.j. case. >> i know. it is unbelievable. it may dwarf the o.j. case on the basis of the social media now. and the problem is, sequestering people. we haven't had a jury since o.j. that's been sequestered for that long a period of time. to try to take people away from their lives for two months, they're going to feel like they're in prison. the jurors are going to feel like they're subject to some type of problem. that is another problem. the people that can be sequestered for two months. think about it. you can't have normal, real lives. >> it was announced this morning the jury selection for casey anthony will take place in
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pinellas county, one of the surrounding areas. why five days? why is the judge giving them just five days to find this jury. that seems a little unrealistic. >> it is unrealistic. he said he's going to stay until 10:00 at night. usually a death penalty case takes 2 1/2 to 3 weeks to select a jury. you want to make sure you take the time because jury selection is the most important part of the case. if you don't take the time and get a good jury for both sides, neither side can get a fair trial. >> i know from lawyer/client privilege there are still things you can't say. >> correct. >> although you did pull yourself out of the case on your own. do you think this is a death penalty case? >> absolutely not. do we see her as osama bin laden? we execute people like that. we execute people like ted bundy. this should not be a death penalty case. the amount of money going into this case when we have so many issues and so many real crimes out there against people that are brutal. not that if she's not found guilty it's not considered a brutal crime. but the death penalty is for the worst of the worst. >> let's talk about some hurdles. is it those pictures we saw?
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>> the defense's biggest hurdle is the 31 days, no doubt about it. we don't convict people on pictures. we don't convict people on she didn't act right. 31 days is going to be the hardest part of this defense. that has to be explained. >> prosecution? >> no cause of death as indicated. how can you say this is a brutal, heinous murder, if you don't even know how this child died. >> fair trial? with this circus that's going to be going on? >> the judge has to do it. the judge has to make sure that he gets good jurors, that no one is infected, that people don't intimidate these jurors, especially when it goes back to orlando. i have a great belief in the jury system but it's going to be difficult. >> is this judge capable of doing this? >> i don't think he's a judge ito. i think this is a very, very firm judge. he has to lighten up on making sure he takes the time getting a jury and not impose these deadlines that are ridiculous. >> linda kenney baden, thank you so much. we'll be right back. this is "the early show" here on we'll be right back. this is "the early show" here on cbs.
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still to come here on the program this morning, the facebook detectives are back. on saturday, "48 hours mystery" focused on two women's search for a missing friend. and they've turned to the social media sites for help in tracking her down. >> it is incredible how much social media has just transformed the way we do everything nowadays. we will speak with the women as they try to solve the mystery that has baffled police. obviously there's a lot to come in all of this. and they'll be telling their story right here on "the early show" on cbs. dad: ah, we got robbed. they took the flat screen. mom: the sound system... dad: they didn't take the computer... mom: maybe it's time for a new one. employee: here's your new pc. and we moved the files from your old computer over for free. mom: our wedding video? employee: uh huh. mom: all the baby pictures? employee: yes. mom: our taxes? employee: yep. mom: that was so easy. dad: now this is something they would steal.
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an overnight fire heavily it is 7:55. time for news headlines from cbs 5. i'm sydnie kohara. an overnight fire heavily damaging a house in contra costa county. neighbors say they saw flames shooting out of that house in oakley about midnight and called 911. firefighters hosed down adjacent houses to keep the flames from spreading. one silicon valley giant has toppled another for the title of world's most valuable brand. that according to the british firm wpp. apple's brand value up 84% in the past year to $153 billion. the cupertino-based company passed the previous number one google which saw its value drop 2%. it is now number 2. and things turning sour for the san jose sharks in the stanley cup play-offs. they once led 3 games to 0. the red wings have now one two
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straight games overcoming a 3-1 deficit in san jose last night to beat the sharks 4-3. san jose's next chance to clinch the series tomorrow in detroit at 5:00 pacific time. traffic and weather around the bay area in just a moment. stay with us. ,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. let's go out towards the san mateo bridge. right now, everything is free- flowing all across the span. but if you're heading towards
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the peninsula, northbound 101 at ralston we have an accident blocking the right lane. slow going in that stretch. out towards milpitas, traffic lighter than normal on westbound 237. no big delays at all for silicon valley commuters. and heading up towards the bay bridge toll plaza, this is the slowest spot out there now, backed up into the macarthur maze about a 20-minute wait to get on the span. that's your traffic. here's kristy with a check of your forecast. >> thanks a lot, elizabeth. seeing some blue skies out there. a little bit of cloud cover and in the afternoon, mostly sunny skies. a lot of blue out there now in san francisco. you can see in this live shot of the transamerica pyramid. later in the afternoon, warming up a bit more than yesterday, highs in the low 70s even warmer for tuesday, and then cloud cover back in the forecast for wednesday. thursday, friday, saturday, cooling down and by saturday, a chance of showers back into our forecast. ,,,,,,,,
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welcome back to "the early show" here on a monday morning. i'm chris wragge along with rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. good to have you with us here this morning. >> good to be here. >> we're going to check in with tiny wiley and tammye markle. for more than a year the so-called facebook detectives have been searching for their missing friend lisa stone. this saturday on "48 hours mystery" they had an interview with her girlfriend who police say is a person of interest. we're going to get tina and tammye's reaction to that interview and get the very latest on their relentless search to find their friend. >> also there's been a sharp rise in measles this year. the number of people getting measles continues to rise. it's highly contagious. in rare cases it can even be deadly. and dr. jennifer ashton is here
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to help make sure you and your kids don't catch it. obviously an important thing to know. >> exactly. first jeff glor at the news desk with a look at the headlines for us. hi, jeff. >> good morning to everyone at home. the president says the helicopter raid on osama bin laden's compound in pakistan may have been the longest 40 minutes of his life. the president told "60 minutes" that the chance of finding bin laden inside that compound was very much not a sure thing, about a 55/45 proposition. but he said it is clear bin laden had some sort of support inside pakistan. >> we don't know whether there might have been some people inside of government, people outside of government, and that's something that we have to investigate, and more importantly, the pakistani government has to investigate. >> senator john kerry on "face the nation" yesterday said despite questions about who might have helped bin laden, pakistan is an important ally. >> i think this is a time of enormous opportunity. opportunity for our relationship
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in pakistan, and an opportunity for our policies in afghanistan. and obviously they are very, very linked. >> and former secretary of defense donald rumsfeld said it's possible bin laden hid in pakistan without the knowledge of pakistani officials. >> if you go from the pentagon up the potomac river, and look at those big estates up there, with -- with gated walls and trees and hidden from sight, we don't know what's going on there. >> rumsfeld said the u.s. needs to impress the pakistani government on that issue. security scare on a jet last night. a passenger carrying a yemeni passport started screaming and rushed the cockpit. >> a passenger stood up from his seat, and ran up to the cockpit door of that aircraft, and began to pound on the door. flight attendant that was in first class section was able to grab onto that passenger there, and requested help.
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>> the 737 which was en route from chicago landed safely. the passenger was subdued by the crew and other passengers and taken into custody. now the potentially historic flooding in the mississippi river valley. the river is still rising in memphis. and is now expected to crest before midnight tonight. cbs news correspondent randall pinkston is there this morning. randall, good morning. >> good morning. good morning we are here on beale street, historic beale street here in memphis. the western edge of beale street which is now the eastern edge of the mississippi river. this is the mississippi river. here in memphis, local authorities as well as the u.s. army corps of engineers say they are confident that the multibillion dollar flood protection system will hold and will protect the city. of course, some homes have already been inundated. about 1300 people evacuated. another 200 or so told to be on the lookout for rising waters. the river expected to crest as soon as midnight at 48 feet which will be just 0.7 of a foot shy of the all-time record set back in 1937.
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once it does crest the river is expected to drop fairly quickly here in memphis. but farther downstream, trouble still ahead. >> all right, randall pinkston, thank you this morning. finally an incredible story of survival. a 56-year-old canadian woman is in fair condition this morning at the hospital after a seven-week ordeal. she was only days away from dying, officials say, when she was rescued on friday in nevada. rita and albert chretien made a wrong turn in elko county in northeast nevada. their van got stuck in mud in a wilderness area and they couldn't get out. albert set out on foot to look for help on march 22nd. he has not been seen since. rita survived on only snacks and water that she carefully rationed. she lost almost 30 pounds while stranded. but she survived. >> we were praying for a miracle and, boy, did we get one. we got the biggest miracle we could ever ask for. and there's still one more to come in. and so we're still praying for
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another one. >> and the search for albert resumes this morning. coming up on 8:05 right now. back over to chris and rebecca. guys, incredible. seven weeks. >> unbelievable. >> you hope the same works out for him. >> absolutely. >> get a check of the weather right now. marysol castro with another check of what's going on around the country. >> good morning, chris and rebecca. good morning, everyone at home. we want to start taking a look at the national map. you can see the southern tier of the united states is pretty quiet. the east coast is pretty quiet as well. we do have a few afternoon storms in northern new england. the west coast looks absolutely gorgeous. here is the trouble spot. the northern plains. it's been under a lull for the past week. so we're looking at some activity for today in the dakotas, we're looking at hail, wind gusts of 50 to 70 miles per
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>> this weather report sponsored by nook color. the reader's tablet by barnes & noble. >> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now here's chris. >> marysol, thank you. now back in march we first met some amazing women who call themselves the facebook detectives. this saturday's "48 hours mystery" told the story of their year-long search for their
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friend, lisa stone, using social media to help them find clues. for the first time saturday, tina wiley and tammye markle got to she an interview with shari henry, lisa stone's girlfriend. police call henry a person of interest, but that's it. she has not been arrested for charged with lisa's disappearance. >> i always told myself, why aren't you out there screaming to the world that you're not guilty? >> is this you screaming to the world? >> you're darn right it is. i am not guilty of anything. >> the fact that no one has seen this woman alive since the weekend of june 5th, 2010. no one, other than you, claims to have seen her alive. so, you understand that does not look good. >> for facebook friends to say that, i don't know where they're getting their information. >> it's not the facebook friends. it's the police. it's the neighbors. did you have anything to do with the disappearance of lisa stone? >> absolutely not. >> did you kill lisa stone? >> absolutely not. >> but where's lisa stone today? >> i don't know. >> where do you think she is?
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>> i'm not going to -- i'm not going to speculate on that. i'm just not. now i may be at fault in how i handled the situation. but don't you dare come to me anymore and tell me that i haven't cooperated, or i'm a murderer. >> tina wiley and tammye markle join us right now this morning. ladies, good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> you just heard shari henry right there tell "48 hours" she emphatically denies any involvement here. i want to ask you both your thoughts now that you, for the first time, had a chance to hear her speak directly to what happened to your friend lisa. go ahead. let me, i'll start with you, tina. >> well, i think -- i'm not surprised by anything she said. she's denied everything from day one. she's denied any knowledge of where lisa might be. and she's refused to cooperate. the fact that she won't even state the last date she saw lisa is very peculiar to me. and i think to most people.
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and there were no surprises there. i'm very disappointed. we think at this point she would be very concerned. it's been almost a year. you would think she would want to know where the person she claims that she still loves is. >> tammye, does it bother you that she won't even speculate as to where lisa is? >> well, absolutely it bothers me that she won't speculate. but, you know, to me, a guilty person would not speculate. you know, if she weren't guilty of something, she would have been assisting. she would have been helping from the very beginning. and we've had actually the opposite. resistance. >> as the facebook detectives, you both have conducted your own investigation here. what are some of the things that you've been able to find that the police were not able to find? >> well, i mean, they pretty much have been on top of gathering information. you know, they did go in to the house. they served a search warrant,
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and then after the search warrant, a few months later, they did go in to the house and did find lisa's purse. actually we found lisa's purse and turned it over to her brother who turned it over to the detectives. but it had been sitting in the house for a couple of months. so i would think that that's probably the biggest thing that was a surprise that they had not picked up on. >> one of the things we talked about when we spoke first of this back in march was the -- the contents, some of lisa's belongings being dumped in a dumpster. did shari -- and what had she said about that? and just give us a quick overview of that story once again for the people at home who are not familiar with it. >> shari denies that ever happened. although joanie is the one that found the items. i was on the phone with joanie, and i was also on another line with tammye at the time that joanie found them. so there are two more witnesses. the store manager came outside, and assisted joanie later, in removing the items, so there's another witness.
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two other friends of ours went and helped joanie get all the items. a trunk load of items, lisa's personal belongings. yet all of these witnesses are lying, supposedly, according to shari henry. >> so shari, these witnesses saw shari dumping a number of lisa's items in a dumpster, correct? >> joanie -- joanie actually saw her. and then the other witnesses, we can testify i was on the phone with her, and tammye, as well. and then the other witnesses saw the items in the dumpster afterwards and helped remove them. >> all right. you're not called the facebook detectives for nothing. you've been able to use social networking to really kind of open up this case and open up some new leads. what has the response been like since the program aired on saturday night? >> overwhelming. it has been overwhelming. thousands -- we couldn't even keep up with the chat that was going on on the "48 hours" page on facebook because we were getting so many requests. e-mails. i have to call my cell phone
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company to walk me through deleting so many e-mails out of my phone. >> any concrete leads. is it going to take awhile to sift through this stuff. but is there anything that struck you as, okay, this may be something here? >> actually, we did get one bit of information, not directly linked to lisa's disappearance, but from family member of shari henry's ex-husband. and we've been talking with her a little bit, and do plan to talk to her some more next week. >> can you give us a little idea as to what that lead might be? >> well, i'm the one that spoke to her, and really not ready to discuss it. just that we've been trying to do some background research on the ex-husband who is now deceased. and so we just -- we want to follow through and find out the details of her history of her past. >> is this you telling shari she can talk to 48 hours and deny everything, just a person of
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interest but you're not ready to sit back and believe the words coming out of her mouth? >> no, not at all. >> no. no. >> because we know for a fact that many of the things that she said are not correct. >> all right. tina wiley, tammye markle. >> and she -- >> go ahead, finish. >> thank you. >> okay, ladies. >> and even the things that we know for a fact happened, she's denying and we have witnesses to every event. >> all right, ladies, got to end it there. tina wiley, tammye markle, thanks again. we'll continue to monitor your progress and follow the story and see where it leads. but we wish you the best. to learn more about the lisa stone foundation go to our website, information can all right there for you. still to come here on this broadcast, a growing risk of measles. what you need to know to keep your kids from catching the serious disease. this is "the early show" here on cbs. serious disease. this is "the early show" here on cbs.
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in this morning's "healthwatch," measles. there could be more cases this year in the u.s. than we've seen in more than a decade. the cdc reports that just five months, it's already seen 98 cases. double the average number for an entire year. so why is this happening? joining us now is medical correspondent dr. jennifer ashton. great to have you with us. >> good morning, rebecca. >> it seems like it's a thing of the past and now all of a sudden we have a big blowup. >> correct. here's the historical context for you. before the measles vaccine this was an infectious disease that was pretty significant in this country. several million people got sick every year, caused about 500 deaths in the u.s. per year. now in 2000, the cdc reported we had really had a victory over measles because of the vaccine and it was pretty much 99% eradicated. when we see cases today, in this country, they are almost entirely brought in from other parts of the world, and the
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people who get sick here are those who are largely not vaccinated. >> but we are talking about here in this location and how widespread is it in the united states? >> well, the cdc told us that as of today we've seen 98 cases in 23 states. and they're not really pointing out which states are involved. and luckily, no deaths so far. >> how is the virus spread from person to person? >> this is the thing about this virus, rebecca. measles is so highly contagious, 90% of those people who are exposed to it will actually get sick. it's transmitted via respiratory particles. people sneeze and cough, those pearls almost aerosolized or airborne. it can also live on dry surfaces for two hours. so it is highly, highly contagious. >> and how serious can it become? >> well, in about 1 of 3 people who get sick withs measles, they will develop complications that can potentially be not only very serious but life threatening. we're talking about pneumonia, ear infections that can rarely even cause deafness or something like diarrhea. again the very young and adults
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over the age of 20, most susceptible to those complications. >> obviously something to look out for. and early treatment is important here. what are some of the symptoms parents should be watching for? >> well, when you look for symptoms, they normally develop about one to two weeks after exposure. they start with a fever which can be very, very high. about 104 degrees. and then really goes through a classic symptomology. cough, runny nose, watery eyes, classic white spots with a blue center dot that occur in the mouth and the classic measles rash starts in the face, head and proceeds down the lower body. typically three to five days after the symptoms begin. in terms of treatment, no treatment for this virus. it really just runs its course. and we treat the complications, if they occur. >> that's an important point. also important, there are vaccinations out there. what are parents' option >> parents really need to talk to their pediatrician. there's two different types of vaccines. one of them is chicken pox virus, as well. they normally are given at about
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12 to 15 months. which means that newborns and infants are very susceptible if someone has measles, the second dose of the vaccine is given around 4 to 6 years. again, parents need to talk to their pediatricians about these options. >> dr. jennifer ashton. always great to have you here and break it down for us. >> thanks, rebecca. >> and for more on what causes measles and how it spreads go to our partner in health and search measles. we'll be right back. this is "the early show" on cbs. >> "cbs healthwatch" sponsored by subway. go bold with breakfast, and try the sunrise subway melt today. [ alarm ] spinach-spinach- spinach-spinach-spinach- spinach-spinach-spinach. to...mae to... tur...key... jal...a...penos. banana peppers... black forest ham... [ dj ] served on toasty flatbread by request. ♪ with sweet onion sauce, drizzled across... ♪ [ male announcer ] wake up to the fresh taste of subway breakfast with the sunrise subway melt on tasty flatbread. make it your own with all your favorite ingredients, like fresh spinach, yummy tomatoes, or one of our zest-erific sauces.
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a passenger with a passport from yemen is under arrest in san it's 8:25. time for news headlines. a passenger with a passport from yemen is under arrest in san mateo county this morning. witnesses say he tried to get into the cockpit last night while a flight from new york and chicago was on final approach to sfo. passengers on board the flight tackled him. the joint terrorism task force is investigating. right now, pg&e is testing natural pipelines in mountain view. testing is part of an effort to ensure safe operating pressures following the san bruno disaster. the test involves filling a section of pipe with water and high pressure. and new charges for electric cars will soon be available all around san francisco. the 90 plug-in sites are intended to provide a so-called topoff to supplement charges in car owners' homes. traffic and weather coming
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good morning. let's go out towards san rafael. southbound 101 at the parkway we have an accident there blocking one lane and you can see it is a long line of really slow traffic and speeds under 25 miles per hour across some stretches. it's making your drive time grow to almost 25 minutes between highway 37 and 580 in san rafael in the southbound
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lanes but obviously picture- perfect and nice drive across the span of the golden gate bridge if you are heading all the way down towards san francisco. bay bridge it backed up to the macarthur maze for a good couple of hours now. unfortunately you have a good 20-minute wait and it's sluggish across the upper deck. milpitas, traffic very light lighter on westbound 237, so far no major backups at all heading towards zanker road. that's your traffic. forker forecast, here's kristy. >> traffic and weather are both looking good, clear into the north bay. here's a shot from mount vaca, a few clouds in the sky seeing a little bit of cloud cover down the south bay but mostly sunny and nice day in store with temperatures about 3 to 5 degrees warmer than yesterday. tuesday even warmer more sunshine and then the clouds roll back in on wednesday. cooling down for thursday and friday. saturday, mid-60s in our warmest spots and a chance of rain back into the forecast.
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here we go. city looking good in central park in full bloom. if you've got allergies this is not the place to be. >> not at all. >> welcome back to "the early show," everybody. bottom of the hour, chris wragge along with rebecca jarvis who is in with erica this morning. good to have you with us. jeff glor, marysol castro. guess what? unfinished business no more.
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"the amazing race," talk about a dramatic season this was, and its is over. the finale last night, and this was -- this is dramatic. talk about white knuckle racing here. this is kisha and jennifer hoffman made it to the finish line just a few moments ahead of the globe trotters. and in just a few minutes, we're going to give kisha and jennifer a check for $1 million. >> nice. >> flight time, big easy we see you sitting down there. we're sorry you have to sit in on that. but you're good sports. that's why we love the four of you. we're going to talk to all four in just a couple minutes. >> also, how to find a credit card. because obviously depending on the point in life you're at there are different credit cards out there available to you. credit cards that match your lifestyle. let's say you're in college, you're going to use it primarily for peer and pizza. and hopefully books too. you don't need the same card as a parent that is looking to save money for college or hoping to retire shortly. we're going to help you get the perfect card no matter how old or young you might be. >> credit cards at my age, i like ones that actually still work. >> always helps.
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>> mr. wragge, this doesn't work. try another one. >> also have you ever heard of kef? a group of new superfoods getting a lot of buzz these days. nutritionists say they can help lower cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer. this morning we'll give skeer and kef and some others and tell you how you can prepare them. >> i thought those were hot new celebrity names for kids. >> or some sort of acronym when you're texting someone. >> skeer.
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>> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now over to chris. >> thank you, marysol. good to see you. did you watch "the amazing race" last night? >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> talk about unfinished business that has now been
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settled. kisha and jennifer hoffman may have come up short in their first try of "the amazing race" but not last night. they claimed the million dollar first prize in last night's finale of "the amazing race," unfinished business. >> come on, girl. >> i'm struggling. >> come on. >> show you all who is the boss, baby. come on, you got it. you got it. >> come on, kish! come on. >> here we go, baby. >> whoo, yeah! >> come on, they're behind us. come on. >> oh! work, boy. >> yay! we did it. >> oh, my gosh! >> five continents, 23 cities, 40,000 miles. kisha and jen, you are the official winners of "the amazing race."
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>> yeah, they look a little happy. joining us from miami are winners kisha and jennifer hoffman along with runners up herb "flight time" lang and nate "big easy" lofton of the harlem globe trotters. good morning to the four of you. i know this is a happier morning for the two of you. kisha and jennifer, congratulations. you talk about consistency throughout. you never won any of the challenges, but, you were right there. you won the big one. the one at the very end. >> yeah, that's what we said all along. we said that we had to be one team every single leg until the last team, we lad to beat two teams. that was our plan all along. that's what we did. >> you sound just a little hoarse this morning. is that from all the yelling and screaming? >> probably. >> considering that was maybe six months ago, i think she could clear her throat a little bit. >> still yelling and screaming? >> still yelling and screaming. >> that would make me celebrate for six months. >> you hear this laugh? that's what i've got to deal
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with. >> what was it like. this was your second time around. the unfinished business. you guys obviously finished up whatever business that was unfinished. what was it like after you got off the bikes, you're running towards phil and everybody else standing there and you know that $1 million is right there within your grasp. >> i think you can see the expression on my sister's face that she was in complete and utter shock. so, i don't think it has sunken in for us yet. but we're very grateful. and very appreciative of the opportunity that cbs has given us. and just an amazing adventure with my sister. >> flight time, big easy, you guys were so close. so, so close. what happened? where did it go wrong? >> we just figured if we won this time we wouldn't be able to do it again so we let them have it. >> that's your official overture to cbs to bring you back for more unfinished business? >> we put our bid in early. >> as far as all the challenges go, it was just yesterday, as far as like the full body waxing and the drink making and the biking at the end, and you know,
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being in the trailer park. what was the most difficult? where did you guys -- where did you lose the battle? >> well, the problem came with us with the place setting. who would have known in the trailer park place setting would be something that would cost us a million dollars. i think actually during the challenges we had moved a little bit ahead of them. but the details are what did us in at the end. everything happens for a reason. it happened the way it's supposed to. the better team won. we're happy for them. congratulations. >> yeah, that wind was a bit of an issue, as well. it was nice to see the camaraderie, too. you guys were great friends throughout. guys, i hate to do this to you now, not to rub salt in the wound. there is a check there for $1 million. and i would love to see if you could hand that check to the ladies and tell them what a well-fought battle it was and how much they earned your respect. >> good job. don't spend it all in one place. >> okay. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> ladies, what's it like to finally have that check in hand? now it's official.
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now cbs can't withdraw payment. you can cash that thing. >> it's going to take me awhile to process it. >> i don't think i can cash cardboard. >> you can give it a shot, though. >> i can give it a shot. >> ladies, what are you going to do with that money? have anything in mind? >> well, i'm in grad school so i'm going to pay for graduate school. >> i'm all done with college. and have my degree so i'm just going to invest, and give it to a couple of charities that i know are close to my heart. >> i know you mentioned last night that mom, who has obviously been there for you for your entire lifetime, a way of helping pay her back a little, too. what do you plan on doing for mom? >> we have to talk to mom and she what she wants? i know real estate is something she's really into. buy maybe her first property. you know, we're really going to use this as a great opportunity to build from there. and she's going to be a huge part of that. >> well, ladies, five continents, like phil said, 23 des, over 40,000 miles logged. did you ever think that you would end up with this $1 million?
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>> going into it, it's still a surprise to us. we just went into it, going in, and being consistent. and winning. in the end when it counted. >> well, congratulations -- >> our plan was to win. but we actually did it. >> you never know how it's going to turn out. it turned out great for you guys. so congratulations. kisha and jen, flight time, big easy you were big sports. like you said, you never know if they do unfinished business two, you guys will be the first two people they call. >> we don't have to worry about those two. >> you got it. great job from the four of you, though. entertaining season and we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> all right, guys. now here's rebecca. >> unfinished business, the saga continues. all right if you're looking for the perfect credit card, don't just focus on the interest rate, there are perks that can also make a difference and here to help you choose the right card for your life tile is lynnette khalfani-cox the author of "perfect credit" and founder of the free financial advice blog
8:40 am great to have you with us, lynnette. >> great to be here. >> obviously different life parts make a difference to the kind of credit you need. why? >> we're all at different stages of our lives. frankly all of us use credit cards differently. some of us do carry a balance. others of us pay off our credit card balances in full each month. so you've got to maximize the benefits you'll get from your credit cards if you're going to go out there and charge and spend anyway, why not get the perks and benefits? >> such a good point. so in college, people are spending on certain things. maybe different than what they'll be spending on later in life. what do you recommend? >> really when you start looking at people who are in college or college graduates, you want to think about a couple things. i'm always telling the college students and graduates, don't go out there and rack up a lot of debt. really make sure that you can only charge what you can reasonably afford to pay off over the next month or a couple of billing cycles at the most. the first pick is the sony card from capital one. the reason i like this one, it starts you off with a low introductory rate.
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in fact it's a zero percent apr for the first ten months. but think about the college grad who is going to furnish their new apartment. got a lot of electronics they might want to buy, maybe a flat-screen tv. something like that. this card gives you a lot of benefits and rewards points. it's rich in rewards points for those type of things. if you make purchases of sony products they give you extra. this is really for the college grad who's going to funish that first apartment. >> but make sure you start paying it off before the apr jumps to a much higher level. >> you have up to ten months for the zero percent. my second pick is the citi forward card. i like this card for those people who are just graduated but who are really social. a lot of people in their 20s, they're at the bookstores, at the bars, the restaurants, the theaters, et cetera. all of that socializing they might do, you actually get a lot of rewards points for that. 5 points per dollar spent with the citi forward card when you go to restaurants and even bookstores. they also give you something else, which is rewards card for
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going online and getting your statements online as opposed to paper statements. a lot of young people, of course, are more eco-friendly and doing the green thing. that's a way for them to get rewarded, as well. >> and sometimes more efficient for people not having to do that interaction with another person. gives you a little bit better deal. how about for newlyweds? >> i've got two picks in this category. both of them are really good for people who need to pay off some of the debt they might have racked up when they paid for the wedding. my first pick is the discover more card. now, let's be honest, anybody who's gotten married knows it's expensive to get married. about $27,000 right now on average. if you do a balance transfer, maybe you put some of those things from the wedding, the limo, the florist, the photographer fees, put it on a credit card and now you're kind of regretting that purchase. if you use the discover more card you can get a low apr, a zero percent apr on those balance transfers for up to 18 months. so this lets you pay off some of that debt you racked up. if you just make purchases, also zero percent for the first six
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months. same is true of my second pick in this category, which is actually the penfed promise visa card. this is from the pentagon federal credit union. you don't to be a member of the pentagon or member of the military, or work for the government. that helps to get you in this credit union. even if you make a donation, $15 to $20 to one of two military charities you can join this credit union. it has a low apr, 4.99% for your balance transfers. if you're a couple who has racked up debt, up to 36 months. >> how about for parents? what do you recommend? >> well, anybody who has parents, and i've got three of them myself. a 5-year-old, 11-year-old, and -- >> congratulations. >> thank you very much. i enjoyed my mother's day. you should be thinking about college education. i like the american express 529 college rewards card. very simply put it's a way for you to get some college savings for your kids while you're actually spending. 2% of your purchases are put aside into an account with
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fidelity investment and that goes towards your kids' college fund once they get older, once they turn 18. the money grows on a tax deferred basis. so it's a great way to save for a college education. >> those 529 plans are obviously something people do to set aside money for college. >> how about life changes? people who go through life changes, for example the unfortunate incidence of a divorce? what do you recommend there? >> well, these are my two nontraditional picks. first off, i'm picking the orchard bank classic mastercard. now this isn't a traditional credit card. it's a secure card. simply what that means is that you put up a certain amount of money, say $500 and that actually becomes your credit limit. but i like this card because it helps you to rebuild your credit rating if you have gone through something like a divorce. you've had credit problems in the past, et cetera. but it also has a low minimum deposit, just $200 to start and it will report to the credit bureau for you. so when you're making your payments on time that boosts your credit rating. >> get that out there as soon as possible. lynnette, thank you so much. we appreciate it. we're going to have more of these cards on our website. and for choosing that right
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credit card go to our website, >> thank you. >> now here's chris. >> rebecca, thank you. so-called superfoods are supposed to help you stay healthy, fight disease, even live longer. cynthia sass, registered dietitian and author of "cinch! conquer cravings, drop pounds and lose inches" has the buzz on six hot new superfoods that are out there. cynthia, good to see you. >> good to see you, too. and delicious ones. >> it's going to take some convincing. >> we'll see. >> so skeer. >> this is the new greek yogurt. it's icelandic yogurt which is strained in a way that makes it even thicker and higher in protein than greek yogurt. one six ounce serving packs 17 grams of protein. compared to about 15 in greek yogurt and about 8 in traditional yogurt. >> from greece to stand nave yeah. >> that's right. same probiotic benefits. you can add herbs, honey and cinnamon as a dip for fruit. >> what's the big difference? >> the strains make it thickier. you get a creamier texture.
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more protein without the fat. >> this is right? >> yes. if you put a spoon in this and turn it upside down it probably wouldn't come out. that's how thick it is. you can use it in smoothies. you can eat it as-is. it comes with fruit flavors and you can eat it plain, as well. >> this. >> this is an ancient grain. whole grains are very hot right now. if you've been to an ethiopian restaurant. this is what they use to make the spongey flat bread. it's an african whole grain. you can use it in place of lots of other grains. it's gluten free. it packs about twice the iron and three times the calcium as a lot of other whole grains. so here we have some peanut butter cookies which you can use. just follow the instructions on the package. you can find this at most supermarkets now. and here we have a polenta dish. but i substituted the teff instead of the cornmeal. so swap it out. give it a try. a great way to get more nutrients into your diet. >> the cookie's not bad. >> okay. so thumb's up on the cookie.
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>> it is. you can taste it a little bit different. >> gluten free is a really hot trend right now for a lot of people who either can't tolerate gluten or they're allergic to wheat. it's a great way to get more variety of grains. >> i never heard of it. let's move on to the fruits. >> this is coucouasu. it's supposed to be the next gogi berry. it's sort of a pear combined with a banana. it's very hard to find as fresh fruit in the united states but you can find the powder which you can incorporate into a smooth think. and you can find 100% juice which you can freeze in pops. a lot of the ones very heart protective and are known to help the skin look beautiful. really fights these free radicals to fend off aging. so, could be the next hot thing. >> this is actually very good. i needed this to wash down the peanut butter cookie. it's kind of dry. >> okay. so it a a try. >> all right. >> i am addicted to this.
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black garlic. >> so tell. >> it's a whole garlic gloves that are fermented under high heat for about 30 days to give it this gorgeous black color. it doubles the antioxidant value in the garlic compared to fresh and makes it soft, sweeter and actually spreadable. so you can take the whole cloves here. >> like butter, huh? and you say this does not give you garlic breath. >> they say it will not. see how it spreads on the whole grain -- you can use it on toast. it's delicious. i have to talk. >> you give it a shot. >> okay. we have a chocolate tort that has black garlic in it. you can incorporate this into sweet or savory dishes. tomato sauce. >> nobody talk to me the rest of the day. >> and it's sweet, too. >> chia seeds. we know chia. these have more of the omega 3s as flax seeds. double the fiber. so one tablespoon of this has a whopping five grams of dietary
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fiber which is about, you know, a huge amount compared to the 25 that we should be getting per day has been shown to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, fight inflammation. what's really interesting about chia seeds is they absorb twelve times their weight in fluid. so they form sort of a gel thick-like texture. if you want to thicken something up, from a pudding to a salad dressing, add that in. >> wow. >> and if you don't want to eat it you can put it on your mantel in the kitchen in the terra-cotta pig. >> mulberries. one of the best kept secret on the planet. 200% more vitamin c compared to raisins, and more fiber, protein and iron, as well. instead of raisins and peanuts you can make mulberries with pistachios. put it on your oatmeal. also high in the same antioxidant found in red wine. >> hot new superfoods that we should be on the lookout for. >> yes. lots of nutrients. lots of flavor.
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>> the rest of them are great. cynthia, thank you. we'll be right back. this is the "early" show here on cbs.,,,,,, i'm a curious seeker. i am a chemistry aficionado. diphenhydramine. magnesium hydroxide. atheletes foot.
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all right. start of a good day. how was mother's day yesterday? >> oh, it was great. thank you. i had a great time. with the family. played some sports in the backyard. >> kids were good to you? >> they were excellent. >> you guys -- >> a slight lack of food here? >> you got a chance to see mom, right? >> it was great. >> yep, yep, happy mother's day nicole, one day later. in addition to the one delivered yesterday. >> that's right. >> happy mother's day to you, as well. and we hope everybody had a great mother's day. it was a nice sunday here in the northeast. thanks for joining us this morning. we'll see you right here tomorrow on "the early show." thanks for joining us. your local news is next. sizzler's fall-off-the-bone ribs are slow-cooked
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kohara, with your c-b-s five head .. do e good morning, everyone. it is 8:55. i'm sydnie kohara with your cbs 5 news headlines. dozens of firefighters have managed to put out a three- alarm fire near san jose state university. flames reported about 7:00 this morning at a two-story victorian home on south fifth street. 65 firefighters responded, so far no word on a cause of that fire. and a fire that gutted a house in oakley may be linked to a domestic dispute. neighbors say they saw flames shooting out of the house about midnight and called 911. firefighters hosed down adjacent houses to keep the flames from spreading. a man who used to live there and his ex-wife have had an ongoing quite for some time according to neighbors. something similar to the zipcar program may be coming to san jose. this month the city will start accepting bid to get into the car rental business.
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some delays now for caltrain riders. northbound train 221 dealing with some mechanical issues in san mateo. some delays there. also, train number 225 may be delayed. to the roads, and very light traffic right now coming out of downtown san jose. just definitely lighter than normal as you head out of downtown towards cupertino. unfortunately, it is pretty busy at the bay bridge especially coming off of the northbound 880. you will notice from the top of the ramp towards the toll plaza it is jammed and the nimitz 880 through oakland slow past the coliseum. that's your traffic. for your forecast, here's kristy. >> thanks a lot, elizabeth. seeing some blue skies out there right now. pretty much clear for the most part in the northern parts of the bay area as you can see in this live shot. outside in san francisco a little bit of cloud cover still in the morning southern parts of the bay area but today's going to be a beautiful day, highs about 3 to 5 degrees warmer than where we were sitting yesterday, even warmer tomorrow, more sunshine. a little bit of cloud cover for wednesday. then we cool off as we make our way into the weekend where we see highs in the warmest spots in the mid-60s and a chance of showers back in the forecast.
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