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then i saw people running, i thought that was going to be my last day. >> a gun wielding middle schooler targets his classmates. in a school shooting. this morning the teacher he killed is being praised for his courage. help for the hairless. researchers making a breakthrough in t battle for baldness to generate new hair growth. and motorcycle mayhem, the recent attack of a biker on a driver puts a spotlight on illegal stunts on american highways. >> you do know that's illegal?
>> yes. >> but yet you do it? >> yes. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, october 22nd, >> this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, october 22nd, 2013. captioning funded by cbs good morning. good to be with you, i'm anne-marie green. police in nevada say they don't know why a student opened fire at a middle school, it happened in sparks just east of the reno. dozens of students watched as a teenage gunman shot and killed a popular math teacher and wounded two other students before taking his own life. as teresa garcia reports that teacher is being hailed as a hero. >> reporter: the deadly shooting at a nevada middle school was fast, furious and frightening. >> i saw the people running, i thought that was going to be my last day. >> he pointed to us and then said, you ruined my life, and i'm going to ruin yours. >> reporter: the 13-year-old shooter opened fire around 7:15 a.m., just before classes started on the campus of sparks middle school. >> a male student came to the
school with a semi-automatic handgun. he shot two students, one male teacher, before turning the gun on himself. >> reporter: law enforcement arrived within three minutes, but it was all over. students say 45-year-old math teacher michael landsberry had approached the boy and told him to lower his weapon. instead, the teen fired into the teacher's chest. >> to my information, we don't know everything he was doing yet, but we do know he was trying to intervene. >> reporter: landsberry was a military veteran, having served tours in afghanistan. he coached the school's soccer team and was a beloved figure on campus. >> he said, i would help you guys. i would do anything for you guys. i guess that meant taking a bullet, and he did. >> reporter: police say they have nearly 30 witnesses to interview and video to review while they try to determine the young shooter's motive. one thing authorities do know,
the shooter used a handgun he took from his parents' home. teresa garcia, cbs news. president obama says the numerous problems affecting the government website will be fixed. but he didn't say how soon. the president said there were no excuses for computer bugs and suggested people use the phone to sign up for obama care. but that is not silencing the chorus of criticism the president's signature program is receiving. tara mergener is in washington. tara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. the criticism is getting louder now. insurance companies complaining that the administration did not reveal the full design of the site until after it was launched, making it too late for changes. meantime, republicans are continuing their attack of the program. house republicans get back to work today, and they want to know what went wrong with the government's website consumers use to shop for health insurance plans. >> they told us over and over again that they were going to be
ready. >> reporter: congressman fred upton, the chairman of the house energy and commerce committee will hold a hearing thursday to look into the glitches. monday, he issued a statement saying it is now time for all those responsible to explain what happened. >> there's no excuse for the problems. >> reporter: president obama is promising fixes. among the changes is a new feature called "see plans now" which shows the price of health insurance before you open an account. sources tell cbs news, in late september, the administration requested website developers drop this shop first feature. house republicans say that was a political move to hide the sticker shock of health insurance costs. but president obama insists the insurance plans are affordable. >> in some cases actually it's exceeding expectations. the prices are lower than we expected. the choice is greater than we expected. >> reporter: some 19 million people have visited since october 1st. but only 500,000 have
successfully applied. the white house won't say how many people have actually been able to select a health insurance plan. reince priebus, the chairman of the republican party, accuses the white house of hiding the numbers. the gop has filed a freedom of information request to find out exactly how many people have been able to enroll. and next week health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is set to testify. lawmakers are hoping she will shed some light on what happened, anne-marie. >> tara mergener in washington. thank you, tara. well, a tentative deal has been reached to end the four-day old strike against the san francisco bay area main commuter train system. the agreement was announced late last night. it still has to be approved by union workers. b.a.r.t. management hopes to have trains running at full strength by this afternoon. the strike affected some 400,000 commuters. meanwhile, federal investigators
say a trainee was operating an out-of-service train that struck and killed two people over the weekend. in florida, investigators say they've identified suspects who may have helped two inmates escape from prison even forge documents. the two convicted killers, joseph jenkins and joseph walker, were captured over the weekend. they're using fingerprints and dna to help them discover who made the fake documents. officials promise more arrests. and conditions are getting worse in australia where firefighters are trying to contain a series of large wildfires. this morning, officials fear that some of the large fires may emerge. the fires are burning just west of sydney. more than 200 homes have been destroyed. a state of emergency has been declared in the state of south wales. andrew denny of network 10 australia reports. >> reporter: this fire is enormous. a 300 kilometer front incinerating bushland and everything in its path.
>> i describe it as a demon. a brewing demon up in the mountains, waiting for the conditions to be right. >> reporter: tomorrow, they will be. winds predicted 100 kilometers an hour, super heating the fire and hitting homes. firefighters were forced to combine two fires burning. a tactical decision. >> in order to try to control the spread of that fire, rather than the main front building up a big head of steam. >> reporter: with the clocks ticking down, firefighters have been called firefighters from the rest of the country. thousands of men and women in hundreds of vehicles, relief for weary locals. >> the predictions today, they're not looking good. but yet, we'll get in today and get good work done which should shore up the firewall. >> reporter: today is really the last chance to get in containment lines before tomorrow's severe weather hits. and when that happens all these firefighters will switch to
protecting homes and lives. but many here aren't taking the chance, doing what they can and then getting out. >> we were here on thursday, and the conditions here were horrific on thursday. now, and i'm expecting tomorrow will be just as bad. >> we'll put our plan into action, if it comes to worse, then get to it and hope for the best. >> reporter: property will be lost. hopefully not lives. andrew denny, cbs news, sydney. coming up on the "morning news," baldness breakthrough. hair loss may soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new lab technique. this is the "cbs morning news"." a thing of the past thanks to a new lab technique. this is the mns "morning news." . i'm phil mickelson, pro golfer.
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transplantation is done right now, it usually involves relocation of hair follicles from one part of the body to the other. usually from the back of the scalp to the front. this can be a problem to women in particular, very often, they don't have enough donor hair cells. how is this now different from the way we used to do it? well, what the researchers figured out, is a way instead of transplanting the hair follicles, they took cells from the base of the hair, that make the hair follicles. they took them outside the body, put them in a petri dish and multiplied them using a clever new technique. and they ended up with a lot more of these cells. they then transplanted them back to human skin that have been grafted on to the back of mice, and four to six weeks later there was hair growth. now, how soon is this going to be coming to a place near you? i spoke to the scientist today who was part of the study, and she told me that in about three to five years they should be able to start clinical trials.
one of the issues here, of course, we're talking about human hair that's transplanted on to the back of mice. there's technical issues that need to be figured out one in particular that's interesting to me, what happens after the end of a normal hair cycle, when that hair falls out, will a new one grow? these are the technical issues that still have to be resolved. until then, we're waiting to see what the next research brings in this very interesting and exciting new research. dr. jon lapook, cbs news, new york. straight ahead, your tuesday morning weather. and the ipad is revamped. the latest version to be unfailed today. not bad for cann, right? pfft! [ laughs ] you nearly had us there. canned soup. [ male announcer ] they just might think it's homemade. try campbell's homestyle soup.
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despite expectations in strong corporate earnings results. tokyo's nikkei added a fraction, "the hunger games" -- hong kong's hang seng lost half a percent. the government shutdown delayed jobs reports due out today. economists estimate jobs added up from 169,000 added in august. the unemployment rate is expected to stay at around 7.3%. on wall street, the s&p index hit a record high closing a fraction of a point higher. the nasdaq finished nearly 6 points higher and the dow slipped 7 points. netflix earnings quadrupled during the third quarter. the popular internet subscription service attracted 1.3 million subscribers during september. next netflix has expanded its offerings. netflix now has 31 million subscribers in the u.s., more than hbo is believed to have. south korean automaker
hyundai is recalling 27,500 of its genesis sedans in the u.s. at issue is a potential brake problem in model years 2009 to 2012. the cars in question need their break fluid replaced. owners can bring their cars to hyundai dealers for the service at no charge. and apple is expected to introduce its latest ipad today. the standard size model is expected to have a ten-inch display and be thinner and lighter than previous models. the ipad mini is expected to feature the high definition retina display. both size will come with the ios 7 operating system both installed. when we return, inside a biker as club. we'll hear from a motorcyclist who performs daredevil tricks on the freeway and why he says he can't be stopped.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., cloudy, a high of 66. atlanta cloudy as well. partly sunny in st. louis today. sunshine in denver and seattle expect clouds. well, another motorcyclist was arrested over the weekend in a road rage attack in an suv driver in new york city last month. she the eighth person charged in the incident which happened during a group rally. as bill whitaker reports police are having trouble controlling the streets during those rides. >> reporter: these are not movie stuntmen. they're motorcycle enthusiasts called stunters, defying gravity and the law performing high-speed tricks on america's freeways. have you done that? >> yes. >> reporter: recently? >> yes, definitely. >> reporter: this 33-year-old stunter goes by the biker name krash.
he's a member of the elite bikerz club in southern california. many of his daredevil tricks are posted on youtube. you do know that's illegal? >> yes. >> reporter: but yet you do it? >> yes. >> reporter: what's the appeal? >> i feel almost like i guess you call middle-aged man, you know, we're 9:00 to 5:00, during the week, i'm married, but this is my rush. >> reporter: in california, the number of the motorcyclists have gone up 53% in the last three years, most of them law abiding, officials say. groups of them, sometimes, hundred us at a time, officer ming-yang hsu is with the group. >> we have groups of motorcycles blocking the freeways to slow it down so they have room to perform those tricks, that is the issue. popping a wheelie, spinning around, things like that, that is reckless driving. >> reporter: do you condone that? no, you don't. ivan morales is a member of the
group from downtown l.a. he says they're a club, not a gang. on this day, they were washing cars to raise money for a member's medical bills. he said the club frowns on any members doing stunts like these. >> how do you stop them? especially in a big group. >> we can't stop them. >> reporter: you can't stop them? >> we can't stop them. rur don't feel like a law breaker? >> no. you've got to be a free rider. >> reporter: one wheel on the freeway doesn't seem smart. >> control. >> reporter: what would make you stop? >> i believe really nothing. >> reporter: a ticket for reckless driving costs at least $145. that's not enough to deter these dangerous thrillseekers. bill whitaker, cbs news, los angeles. in sports it took seven weeks but the new york giants have finally notched their first win of the season. giants hosting a one-win minnesota squad, eli manning gives a touchdown pass to rueben randle.
and the giant's defense stifles the vikings. new york wins 23-7. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," norah o'donnell sits down with the dalai lama. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." ♪ [ male announcer ] when you feel good, no one is immune. emergen-c has more vitamin c than 10 oranges plus other antioxidants and electrolytes to help you come down with a serious case of healthy. emergen-c. making healthy contagious. faster than kenny can dodge a question. honey, how'd that test go?
tuesday morning. 4:55. marty with the weather. >> on first warning doppler weather radar you'll see stars out there. yeah, it's crisp, in the upper 40s. actually 5 degrees above normal. on first warning doppler weather radar, you'll see to the west this frontal boundary. before not long clouds and showers around. you may need an umbrella for the morning commute at least the first part of it. don? here's what we're watching today. a queen anne's county man turns himself in to face manslaughter charges after a shooting in a home in millington. 20-year-old erik johnson is also charged with reckless endangerment. a former frederick police officer resigned to resolve a pending theft investigation.
police say charity hoxie used stolen gift cards to buy merchandise from a store in hagerstown. >> and free tours with the ships that are being docked is happening today. and what lawyers are saying about the multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the cardiologist. police searching for answers after a child opens fire in a middle school in nevada. the latest on that investigation. and a theft at a bge facility. what the utility says the thief was after. more news, first warning weather and first traffic report of the morning in a couple of minutes. ,,,,,,,,
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