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i seeer vehicle. it was really -- it was crushed. i was hoping she would still be alive in there,ou know? >> reporter: you crawled into the car? >> i craraed into the car to try to help her. >> reporter: about five hours later, porras came home and called his children together. >> i said mommy w w in a terrible accident. and she's leftus. but she will be watching over. >> reporter: petra ruiz was one of eight people who died in the city of garland. all of those victims died in their vehicles. >> david b bnaud with the heart breaking story. thank you.
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will be right back. almost sixty million americans are affected by mental illness. together we can help them with three simplplwords. my name is chris noth and i will listen. from maine to maui, thousands of high school students across the country are getting in on the action by volunteering in their communities. chris young: action teams of high school students are joining volunteers of america and major league baseball players to help train and inspire the next generation of volunteers. carlos pea: it'easy to start an action team at your school so you, too, can get in on the action.
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if you dig your bones, protect them. all: cbs cares! now to ethan couch, the so-called affluenza kid. couch was wanted for possibly violating prlbation in texas after r ating prison time inin fatal drunk driving crash with a defense that left many people shaking their heads. after a three-week manhuntomar villafranca reports couch has been arrested in mexico. >> ethan couch's newly dyed black hair didn't fool mexican authorities who caught the texas teenager on monday spite looking very different than he did two years ago when he was first charge in the deadly drunkiving accident. >> we worked a tremendous amount of leads and learned through some interviews that they had
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party. >> reporter: investigars say couch and his mother tonya drove a pickup truck into mexico and ended up more than 1200 miles from north tex in the coastal resort town of puerto vallarta. they fled shortly after this video surfaced which appeared to show couch at a party with alcohol. which might have violated his juvenile probation. even though he's 18, tarrant county district attorney sharen wilson says couch is only facing juvenile justice. >> i'm not satisfied with four we're asking for him to be moved to adult court. >> reporter: couch was only 16 when he avoided jail time and was sentenced to ten years probation for killing four people in a drunk driving accident. his defense am argued that the teen suffered from something they termed affluenza, arguing that his rich parents never taught him right from wrong. >> sheriff, now that he is in
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ound? >> well, i'd like for him to be held accountable. i don't think ten years probation was appropriate for killing four innocent people. >> reporter: even if couch's case is transferred to adult courur he only faces four months in jail because he was convicted as a minor. jim, mexican officials tell cbs news couch and his mother will be flown back to texas tomorrow. >> omar, thank you. chicico police officer jason van dyke pled not guilty today in the shooting death of laquan mcdonald. van dyke faces first degree murder charges after shooting the teenager 16 times. dashcam video of the confrontation sparked days of protests when it was released st month. van dyke's lawyesays he may ask for a change of venue. the last day of the year is always among the most challenging days of the year for the new york city police department. and two days away, paris and san bernardino have only raised the stakes.
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>> reporter: with over a million people expected in midtown manhattan and a billion more watching on tv, new uork officials are determined to make times square the safest place on earth. mayor bill deblasio. >> we're the best prepared city in the country. we know how to do big events. we've shown it time and time again. >> reporter: 5,000 uniformed and undercover officers will be in times square. snipers will be on rooftops garbage cans removed, manhole covers sealed shutut radiationon detectors deployed. this year the nypd established a 500-person special response unit that holds regular drills. at a new operation center in downtown manhattan, officers monitor thousands of camera feeds. on new year's eve the room will be staffed with members of governmental and priva agencies. last month, chief james o'neill gave us a tour. >> do you thininpeople should el safe? >> you know what, i'm not going
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concerned but i'm notoing to tell them totoeel safe. i don't think anyone does this work better than the nypd, along with our federal partners. >> reporter: but memories of the paris and california terror attacks are fresh. commissioner bill bratton. >> the pattern this year has been terror attacks on relative small soft targets with all theheocus on times square, what about the thousands of businesses outside this area? >> both through capabilities on the threat analysis beforehand, the preventionn side of it a a ll as the capability to respond very quickly, we believe we are as prepared as anybody can be. >> reporter: spectators coming into this area will all be searched and requid to get to their places early and stay there. jim, they will also not be allowed to bring in large bags, backpacks or alcohol. >> don dahler in times square where it will be even busier in two nights. thanks you. now to new information about the federal government's handling of the texas ice cream maker blue bell, the subject of a cbs news investigation this fall.
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department of justice has started an investigation into blue bell after their ice cream was linked to a deadly listeria outbreak earlier this year. three people died. an fda investigation found lilieria in three of blue bell's production plants in alabama, oklaho, and texas, as well as records indicating the company knew one plant was contaminated at least as early as 2013. the fda investigation uncovered other troubling problems. including condensation dripping directly into ice cream and unsanitary equipment. in april, blue bell shut down all three producucon facilities and recalled all its ice cream. sources tell cbs news, the justice department is trying to determine what blue bell management knew about potentially deadad hazards in their plants and when they knew it. in october, gerald bland who worked at the blue bell factory in brenham, texas, described to
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on the factory floor. on the factory floor. >> on the wall by the three gallon machine, if it would rain real hard and water sat on the roof, it would just trickle downwn that wall. >> reporter: rain water from the >> from the roof. >> reporter: would get into the factory? >> yeah. >> reportet: another worker terry schultz told us his complaints to management about unclean conditions went nowhere. >> the response i got at one point was, is that all you're going to do is come in here and bitch every afternoon? >> what do you think his message to you was? >> production was probably more important than cleanliness. >> all three of blue bell's plants are now back up and running and by the endndf next month, its ice cream will be back on the shelves in 15 states. blue bell did not respond to our requests for comment today. this investigation into blue bell ibeing led by the same justice department lawyer who prosecuted the peanut corporation of america. the company's owner stewart parnell got 28 years for
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peanut products. that is the longest seence ever for a food safety-related crime. distracted is sending hundreds to hospitals. a former star of "gleeis arrested for child pornography. and mike tyson loses to a hoverboard.
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distraction turned deadly for a man who fell off a cliff in san diego on christmas day. he had been staring g his phone or camera completely unaware of the looming danger. as kris van cleave reports, this type of thing happens all the time. >> reporter: investigators believe joshua burwell may have e been trying to take a picture of the sunset when he made the deadly 40-foot fall. san diego lifeguard sergeant bill bender. >> wasn't watching where he was walking looking more down at the device.
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so-called distracted walking especially from handheld devices like cell phones is a growing problem. the number of er visits for related injuries most often dudu to f fling doubled betweenen005 and 2010 to more than 1500 with millennials ages 21 to 25 the most likely to get hurt. >> it's important to recognize this as a problem. >> r rorter: surgeon dr. claudette lajam believes the true number of injuries is even higher. >> when they come into my office, for instance, they'll have an injury and they'll say they tripped over the curbb but they'll never admit na they were looking down at their phone instead of looking in front of them. >> malll sececity cameras captured this woman who was so focused on her phone, she walked into a this man felright off the train platform. we spotted jordan videochatting while crossing a busy new york street. >> i know i shouldn't. >> kelly davis was working away on her phone as she walked to lunch. >> have you ever had a moment where you've walked into something or fallen or --
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posts. >> reporter: s s may not be surpriseseby the findings of a 2014 study that estimated nearly 10% of all pedestrian injuries are due to distraction. jim, i know it sounds obvious, but if you're looking down at your phone, you may not see an obstacle right in front of you in time. >> chris, thank you. an unlikely pedestrian was
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thats just ahead. one of the stars of the fox tv show "glee" was arrested today for possession of child pornography. program. police say they served a warrant at salling's home and took the 33-year-old actor into custody. "glee" aired its final episode earlier this year. mike tyson was o oe one of the most feared men on the planet, but the heavyweight became a heavy weight on a hoverboard. >> oh, my. >> that could be the hardest he's ever hit the floooo tyson's daughter got him the hoverboard for christmas and clearly, it won this round. in n/rthern california, this question. why did the elephant seal want to cross the road? she tried several times to cross highway 37. wildlife teams shoot her back into san pablo bay each time, t she kept coming back. they believe she may be prprnant. late today, they tranquilized her and planned to take her to a
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some of this country's top concert musicians have a singular goal. that's next. what doesest feel like when a woman is having a heart attack? chest pain, like there's a ton of weight on your chest. severe shortness of breath. unexplained nausea. cold sweats. there's an unusual tiredness ananfatigue. there's unfamiliar dizziness or light-headedness. unusual pain in your back, neck, jaw, one or both arms, even your uppestomach, are signs you're having a heart attack. don't make excuses. make the call to 9 9-1 immediately. learn more at womenshealth.gov/heartattack. while i was on a combat patrol in baqubah, iraq, a rocket-propelled grenade took my arm off at the shoulder. i was discscrged from the army, and i've been working with the wounded warrior project since 2007. warriors, you don't have to be severely wounded to be with the wounded warrior project. we do have a lot of guys that have post-traumatic stress disorder. being able to share your story, i guess it kind of helps you wrap your mind around what did happen over there. my name is norbie,
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we close tonight with a mission to change the composition of classical music. not the sound, but the color. fewer than 4% of symphony musicians in this cocotry are black. lee cowan found it's not for lack of talent. >> reporter: rachmaninoff was seamless on this night in charlestononsouth carolina. remarkable because this was the very first time many of these musicians had ever played together. maestro marlin daniel conducts not only the orchestra but this festival called the color of
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>> you know a loof musicians of color get pigeon holed into jazz and hip-hop and all these things. >> reporter: it's a stereotype. >> a big stereotype. a lot of people nd there are t any musicians of color out there doing classical music when there are actually in reality tons of us. >> reporter:larinettist robert davis says in most symphonies he stic out as a black clasascal artist but not here. >> you usually see the same ones. but then i came down here, and there's a whole other group. where are they comingg from? so i was very, very shocked about that. >> reporter: the festival highlights black classical composers. on this night, it was adolphus hail stark and his serenade performed one block from the historic black church where in june a gunman opened fire, killing nine. >> we'rereery lucky.
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pringle who founded the event hopes sites like this will help diversify other orchestras. >> i think that most orchestras want to chanan. they just don't know how to change. >> reporter: and how do they change? >> by having people at the table who look like me. >> reporter: music should be color blind and to make e that way, you have to infuse in it all of the colors. >> reporter: a unique enity that for a few days at least makes for an especially powerful sound. [ applause ] >> lee cowan, cbs news, charleston, south carolina. and that's the overnight news" for this wednesday. for some of you, theheews continues. for others check back with us a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new
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>> this is the "cbs overnight news." >> welcome to the overnight news". i'm michele miller. police in mexico have captured the so-called affluenza teen, ethan couch and his mother tonya. the pair had been on the run for weeks after r video surfaced that could send the teen to prison for years. at 16 years old, couch killed four peoe in a drunk driving accident but he avoided jail time by clclming he was so rich and pampered that he didn't know right from wrong. his next lesson will come in fort worth, texas. omar villafranca is at at tarrant county courthouse. >> a bizarre internationalal search for the so-called affluenza teen and his mother is now over. but the question of why they were running, that's just getting started.
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and son, are now in the hands of mexican authorities after the pair was apprehended in puerto mexico. this new image released by mexican officials shows the 18-year-old couch with an altered appearance, his blonde hair now a dark brown. >> ethan couch who is being saw the now by the u.s. marshal service. >> reporter: earlier this montnt the two disappeared after couch missed a meeting with his probation officer. ethan couch made headlines two years ago when he eluded jail time after killing four people in a drunk driving crash. during the trial, a psychologist testified on behalf of couch saying the teen suffered from affluenza, suggesting his parents' wealth left him without a sense of responsibility. officials believe the pair may have fled because of this video. it surfaced earlier this month and appears to show couch at a party where a drinking game was being played.
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probation. even though he's 18, couch's caseasn't been moved over to adult court and that means at worst t will face sentencing in front of a juvenile judge and it could only go to juvenile detention. the pentagon says coalition air strikes in iraq and syria over the past month have killed ten totoleaders of the islamic state. one of the dead has been linked to last month's terror attacks in paris. inside the war zone, the iraqi e last remaining pococts of isis gunmen out of the city of ramadi. elizabeth palmer reports from london. >> reporter: finally, the symbol of victory. for the first time since may, iraq's f fg was hoisted over government buildings. all week, iraq special forces had led the fight to retake ramadi. they won, thanks to better equipmenenand more than 600 aiai strikes by coalition planes on isis targets.
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they've been learning on the job. in ferocious battl in tikrit earlier this year, they managed to push isis out. in ramadi, they did it without major help from irregular shiite militias. for these soldiers, that was a big morale boost. cbs news national security analyst juan xeroti. >> they're better trained and enabled in part through the u.s. d coalition partnersrsp but also they have greater will and capacity. they are clearly fighting with more strategic intent and capability. >> reporter:r:he battle to retake ramadi important though it was, is just preamble for what's coming in 2016. on national television, iraq's prime minister warned we are coming to liberate mosul next and deal isis a fatal blow. first though, the government
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and restore services in ramadi to lure residents back and keep them loyal so isis stays on the run. and the iraqi army is warning that operations in ramadi aren't entirely over yet. ere are still pockets of isis fighters in at least one suburb, and the city is heavily booby trapped. >> officials at the southern california gas comomny say they finally located the source of a gas leak that forced thousands of people from their homes. maria villareal has the story from los angeles. >> reporter: an underground well at the natural gas facility in the hills of porter rancncis leaking. this is infrared camera shows methane gas billowing into t air. it was shot by the environmental defense fund. a law firm represeseing several homeowners filing suits against southern california's gas utility company shared these images. >> you cld smell the gas inside the house with the windows closed.
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just smacked you in the face. >> reporr: robin shapiro moved her family into her parents' home after she claims the gas made t tm sick. >> i was getting headaches that were lasting days and days, migraine-like headaches. then my son started getting bloody n nes and respiratory issues for both of my children. >> reporter: the leak started in october. so far, more than 6500 families have filed for help. but the gas company admits there's a backlog and only 2200 have been relocated. students at two schools will move to other schools when classes are back in session next week. >> once the leak is stopped, we'll be able to evaluate what caused the leak and we will be able to evaluate how much natural gas escaped as a result of the incident.t. >> reporter: the state agency that monitors air quality estimates nearly 70,000 pounds
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but health officials sayayethane doesn't pose long-term health risks. to fix the leak, the gas company drilled a relief well nearby using magnetic technology workers have located the leaking well some 4,000 feet below ground. they have to drill another 4,000 feet where they'll intersect the faulty well, then fi it with cement to seal it. a solution that can'n'come soon enengh for homeowners like robin shapiro. >> we feel like this is never going to end and we have nobody to thank but the gas company. >> reporter: fans of heavy metal are mourning the death of lemmy kilmister, the lead singer and bassist of motorhead. lemmy as he was known to just about everyone turned 70 christmas eve and had recently been diagnosed with cancer. thony mason has his story. >> bring on motorhead. we play rock 'n' roll. >> reporter: with his gravelly vocals andndignature style, the e
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of heavy metal influencing generations of performers. >> reporter: lemmy formed motorhead in the mid-70s and the band produced music with a hard gutteral sound. in 1980, the ace of spades cracked the charts in britain and the u.s. and became a heavy metal anthem. >> have a drink. >> reporter: with his heavy drinking and wild antiti, lemmy's lifestyle appeared to live up to the lyrics in the songs he wrote. mama, i'm coming home >> he penned hits for other performers such as mama i'm coming home for ozzy osbourne. last night osbourne tweeted lost one of my best friends lemmy today. he was a warrior and a legend. fans say lemmy will be remembered for staying true to himself and his music.
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can say, that you did it right. >> "star wars: the force awakens" continues to break box office recor. it sold $1$1illion worth of tickets faster than any other movie and is doing it without crater george lucas. cas sat down with charlie rose to discuss life, love and what it means to be a director. >> well, a director is just somebody who's got a fetish with making theorld to be what he wants it to be, sort of narcissistic. >> that's you? >> all directors. they're no different. >> and you're a director. >> all directors are vaguely like emperors which is i want to build the society to reflect me and what i want.
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going to create a world where people can fly. >> george lucas didn't create a new society. he constructed an entire galaxy. >> on its surface, the "star wars" series is a sci-fi space odyssey with odd creatures and epic space battles. but its genius lies in the simple story beneath all of that. >> he told me you killed him >> timeless elements like family. >> i am your fatatr. >> is the darkside stronger? >> no, no. >> reporter: and the fight between good and evil. >> i felt a great disturbance in the force. >> reporter: as its crater lucas has been called one of the most innovative filmmakers in history, but in his heart he considers himself a story
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>> didn't you intend to create three momoes when you started? and then you decided only to take one part of that life story? >> yeah, i took the first act but then the first act didn't really work so i said ok, what i'm going to have to do is take the ending of the third film and put it on the first film. what you do, you've got a bunch of stuff sitting on your desk as you're creating. let me take that and stick that in here and make it. so i wasn't worried that much about the sequels when i was actually making it because i have to make this the best film. then when i moved onto the otherd ones, i say kenobi is now dead. i killed him. how am i going to fix that. and what am i going to do about the fact that i blew the death star up and that's what the ending is? but part of it was simply when i got down to some of the other movies i was able to create an environment and a world that wasnsn possible when i stataed
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so to me, getting yoda to do a sword fight which i'd always wanted to do but could never do it because he was a muppet. >> lucas became a pioneer in the world of special effects. >> the general's command ship is dead ahead. >> repepter: his work foreveve changed the way films are made. and he changed how they sound, too. >> onon two, 3:004:00 rock. >> in his 1973 hit "american graffiti," lucas opted out of a traditional composer. >> he narratat the entire story with popular songs. make a lovely night >> that's the clearest end point for a teenager is e music. half of what a teenager is is music. you know, and the other half is trouble or raging hormones. but at the same time, it's -- that's what the movie's about.
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raging hormomes. >> yeah, i should have called it that. we were looking for a title and you finally figured it out. >> yes. >> the studio wanted to call it another slow night in modesto, but cars, music and raging hormones wouou have been -- it could have been a hit let's go surfing now the low budget film was one of the moscommercially succcssful films of its time. before he was 40, lucas went on to make the first three "star wars" and indiana jones "raiders of the lost ark." and then he walked away. >> i mean i gave up directing in order to become a dad. you know for 15 years, i just ran a company and was and i know straighter, but it was not doing what i really liked to do which is actually ke movies.
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to be a dad? >> because yeah, i -- and i never was one of those things where you don't expect it to happen but oe i was a dad, it was like a bolt of#lightning struck me. >> repepter: lucas adopted his first daughter with his wife marsha in 1981. after they divorced, he adopted two more children and raised them as s single dad. >> everybody says the following things -- they're so very different. then in 2013, he married melody hobson an investment executive and cbs news contributor. >> the thing we discovered which we call a miracle is the fact we're exactly the same. >> together they have a 2-year-old daughter. >> it's a miracle. that's how i see it. it shouldn't have happenednd somehow w did. >> reporter: here at skywalker ranch north of san francisco, george is once again able to concentrate on being a father. three years ago, he sold his company lucas films to disney for $4 b blion.
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>> reporter: let me just talk about the "force awakens." >> probably needs this. >> reporter: how do you feel about it? >> well, it's -- you know, i made the@decision to sell the company withthstar wars." i made that decision because i looked at the future, i thought that i was going to have a baby, i looked at the fact that i was married and i looked at theact that i wanted d build a museum and i looked at the fact that i wanted to make experimental films. so my life was going on a different track. so that started that ball rolling. and so in the end, when i sold it, they hired j.j. to come in. >> are you at peace with this? >> yeah. >> as much as you can be? >> yeah, no, i said look, i'm fine. fortunately i'm old enough to have been through all this stuff before. and i'm sure it will do magnificent business. i'm sure they'll do a great job. you know, it will be different
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>> everything he's done has earned h h a prestigious kennedy center honor. >> george lucas. he's a pathfinder and a pioneer. >> at the awards his good friend steven spielberg explained the george lucas legacy best. >> george lucas changed movies forever. >> i was successful because i made one movie every three years. he@makes three movies every year. i saididhen are you going toto retire? he said i'm not going to retire. i said, my ultimate dream is to die on a set. and just keel over in the middle of shooting. i said gee, m m ambition is to die in bed watching one of your movies on television. >> reporter: but that doesn't mean he's slowing down anytime soon. >> because you have worn all of these e ts though, filmmaker, director, story teller, writer, technological innovator, what do you want the first line of your obituary to say?
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>> in china, english nicknames are all ththrage. seth doane caught upupith one american helping people find just the right name. >> to lessen those lost in translation moments, it'sommon for chinese to take an english
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nicknames are unusual. i worked with a girl named haze spelled haze and my chinese teacher is named echo. >> on the streets of shanghai, we met chen yinge and wang jing. their nicknames? >> ellen. >> that's nice and your name? >> my name i ijean. >> zhou pepe goes by vic. >> why do you have an english name? everyone has one at work, he told us. but many nicknames do not exactly translate well to native english speakers. we've met a girl named king and at starbucks a ghost and a right as in mr. right. >> a lotf expats and a lot of different international restaurants around. >> reporter: lindsay jernigan was introduced to the phenomenon when she moved from washington, d.c. to shanghai and started meeting people. >> and their names were boat,
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normal ones that just didn't fit like edison, edi for short. >> what did you u ink of all >> at first i was sort of confused. i was more curious. why is this your english name? 26-year-old jernigan saw an opportunity and launched a website to help chinese find an english name. >> here we have the name. we have the origin, meaning. our target audience is really 18 to about 30. it's people that are kind of getting a little bit more seriououabout their job or studying abroad or going abroad or even working in china in a multinational company. >> reporter: users can take a quiz or for $45 get a 30-minute one-on-one cononltation. jernigan explains the meaning of names and says chinese often want one that's uncommon and similar to their chinese name. >> i always kind of like when chinese people sayay don't have an english name. i'm going to stick with my chinese name. we're in china. >> yeah, totally. on our website, we never say chinese people have to have an
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it's very much a resource for people actively already looking for an english name. almost all of my friends have their english name. >> reporter: meet this 28-year-old, formerlrlknown as 11. the number of her favorite soccer player. >> when you told people my name is 11 -- >> uh-huh. >> -- what did they say? >> that's my trouble. they always say where is seven. 711 eleven is the famous convenennce store in china. so they alwawa say where is seven. >> where is seven? >> i don't know. >> you'd say gosh, another 7-eleven joke. >> after wking with jern garngs 11 became keera. >> kiera is not that common. it sounds smart and keira knightley. >> sure. >> jernigan says it can be hard to explain why some names just don't work. >> you run into people here named green or yellow but you
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violet. so why? i totally understand why it's confusing. therers a learning curve for all involved. this juice store manager was formerly known as ding. his new namee courtesy of jernigan took some practice for his father. >> evan. >> evan. >> evan? evan? >> that's what your dad said? >> yeah. >> he codn't pronounce it when you told him? >> yeah. >> reportete now, this goes bothth ways. in japan, they have a hard time pronouncing the th in my name seth so they call me sess sue. here in n ina, the ministry ofof foreign affairs has given me a chinese name. that's do an. it means much kindness. for " "s this morning," i'm'meth doane in shanghai.
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2015 is coming to a close and charles osgood looks back on the year that was. >> reporter: january brought the terrorist attack on the french magazine "charlie hebdo." it had lampooned islam. 13 people were killed. millions would soon rally in paris saying charlie. in february, isis shocked the world again. posting online videos of a captured jordanian pilot being burned alive and later the mass beheading of 21 coptic christians. we remember mah for the crash of the germanwings j jliner. 150 lives were lost. when the co-pilot deliberately aimed the plane into the french
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in april, a boston jury dzhokhar tsarnaev. a month later he was sentenced to death. may saw the duke and duchess cambridge present their new daughter, princess charlotte world. dad. >> in june caitlyn jenner formerly known as bruce jenner made her debut. and the supreme court made same-sex marriage a right nationwide. a mile long tunnel provided mexico's powerful drug lord el chapo an escape from prison in july. that same month, pluto was revealed in spectacular photos snapped by a nasa spacecraft. in august, news that minnesota dentist walter palmer had killed zimbabwe's beloved cecil the lion for sport triggered global
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the photo of 3-year-old alan kurdee's lifeless body on a kurdish beach in september quickly became a symbol ofofhe world's indifference to the plight of syrian refugees. october brought an official end to china's controversial one-child policy. allowing families now to have two children. islamic terrorists targeted paris again in november. 130 people would die in multiple attacks. leaving the heart the french nation badly w wnded. and this month, radicalized husband and wife killers would take 14 lives in san berrdino, california. and d o weeks ago, 200 natatns met in paris to adopt the first global pact to combat climate change.
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for this wednesday. their r ll phones. > all day the length of the terminal as the passengers try to get through security and to their gates. many flights were canceled or delays. >> crowded chaos took over the terminals. eck in lines six rows deep. security checkpoints packed with passengers running out of patience. >> don't even know. >> 00 flights were canceled or delayeyeby late this afternoon. on top of the nearly 1400 canceled yesterday with an
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to t(eir destinations thrjugh hare t tay, emotion were high. >> speak to someone. this is such [ bleep ]. >> hundreds were stranded last nighw with no place to go. 850 were able to get cots but scott mill man and his guy of hope were left on the cold hard floor after their flight to oregon wascanceled. >> blanket or a mattress. an that's my pillow right here. >> reporter: flightaware said o'hare is critical to a a travel nanaonwide. >> its and i an large hub. american airlines and united airlines, as well. chicago is a vital artery for the air traffic. >> a a the wentry mix dumped as much as a foot of snow, delays moved with it. more than 800 flights from three
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delayed and another 400 or so at boston's logan airport. back here at o'hare, american airlines rebooked scott and hope on another flight but it leaves next year on new year's day. will the airline pay for your hotel? >> they won't pay for anything. >> it will take at least one mo day to be normal here at o'hare. part of the problem is that flights on the holidays leave few seats for rebooking. >> adriana diaz withravelers at ho layer. torrential rains. the mississippi river is expected to crest south of st. louis at levels that could exceed historic 1993 flood. yoon, missouri, has already flooded. our st. louis affiliate kmov i there. >> reporr: jim, at least two dozen homes are underwater and a number of businesses, as well.
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a jimmy john's sandwich shop opened up a week ago is now flooded. thererhave been 13 deaths from people rushing through flooded roadways. the governor jay nixon has declared a state of ergency totoy. all of this heavy rain has created what is basically an extra vertical feet of water. evacuations. in st. louis today, they needed volunteers to fill 20 thousand bags. volunteers that showed up today were children on their holiday break. in some places, water is up to th roof tops in homes and as i underwater. here in union missouri, the river is causing all of the flooding and they're saying it will reach an all-timeme high when it crests later today. >> thank you. let's bring in eric fisher, chief meteorologist boston station wbz.
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how muchchorse is it going to get? >> we're watching here a widespread area of 8 to 14 inch rainfall just over the last -- that is creating huge issues we've been seeing in the mississippi river basins. we're looking across 20 different states and all the rivers eaching at least plornlg flooding if not a record flooding. a lot of these crests highest in decades. saltwater feeds into the mississippi river at st. louis cresting on thursday. 14 feet more to rise. the arkansas river at little rock will be cresting on friday at 26 feet. very high water levels. the good news here is that over the next seven days, the weather pattern is going to set up all across the region that will stop the flooding that's expected here but at least it won't exacerbate the problem. garland, texas, has begun to clean up after tornadoes damages or destroyed nearlyy 800 homes
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david begnaud has a reminder that is property can be replaced but lives cannot. >> bad shape. i lost my wife. she was my best friend. >> ruben porras and petra ruiz were married for ten years with four young children. they both worked as paralegals. for christmas, he surprised his wife with a special hair appointment. she was on her way home when she facetime. >> we were just talking about dinner and all of a sudden, she started screaming. >> she starts screaming and she starts saying, babe, babe. >> what's wronging? >>ing. > it just went black. >> using mobile app, ruben tracked his wife's phone to the crash site. he asked his brother-in-law to drive him there blocked by fire
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>> i looked to my right. it was crushed. i was hoping she would still be alive in there, you know? >> you crawled into the car? >> i crawled into the car to try to help her. >> about five hours later, porras came home and called his children together. >> i said, mommy was in a terrible accident. and she's left us. shy will be watching over. >> petra ruiz was one of eight people t tt died in the city of garland, jim, all of those victims died in their vehicles. >> david with the heart breaking
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now to ethan couch, the so-called affluenza kid. couch was wanted for possibly violating probation in texas after beating prison time in a fatal drunk driving crash with a defense that left many peoplpl shaking their heads. after a three-week manhunt, omar via frank ca says he has been arrested in mexico. >> ethan couch's newly dyed black hair didn't fool authorities who caught the teenager on monday despite looking very different than he did tww years ago when he was first charged in the deadly drunk drying accident. tarrant county deanderson. >> we worked a tremendous amount of leads and learned through some interviews that they had
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even had something that was almost akin to a going away party. >> reporter: investigators say couch and his mother tonya drove a pickup truck into mexico and ended up more than 1200 miles from north texas in the coastal resortown of puerto vallarta. they fled shortly after this video surfaced which appeared to show couch at a party with alcohol. even though he's 18, tarrant county district attorney sharen wilson sys couch is only facing juvenile justice. i'm not satatfied with four months in a juvenile facility. we're asking for him to be moved to adult court. >> reporter: couch was only 16 when he avoided jail te and was sentenced to ten years obation for kililng four people in a drunk driving accident. his defense team argued that the teen suffered from something they termed affluenza, arguing that his rich parents never taught him right from wrong. >> sheriff, now that he is in custody, what do you want to happen to ethan couch in time
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>> well, i'd like for him to be held accountable. i don't think ten years probatatn was appropriate for killing four innocent people. >> reporter: even if couch's case is transferred to adult court, he only faces four months in jail because he wass convicted as a minor. jim, mexican officials tell cbs news couch and his mother will be flown back to texas tomorrow. >> omar, thank you. chicago police officer jason n dyke pled not guilty today in the shooting death of laquan mcdonald. van dyke faces first degree murder charges after shooting the teenager 16 times. dashcam video of the confrontatioiosparked dayay of protests when it was released last month. van dyke's lawyer says he may ask for a change of venue. the la day of the year is always among the most challenging days of the year for the new york city police department. and two days away, paris and san
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here's don dahler. >> reporter: with over a million people expected in midtown manhattan and a billion more watching on tv, new york officials are determined to make times square the safest place on earth. mayor bill deblasio. >> we're the best prepared city in the country. we know how to do big events. we've shown it time and time again. >> repter: 5,000 uniformed and undercover officers will be in the square. garbage cans removed, manhole covers sealed shot, radiation detectors deployed. this year the nypd established a 0-person special response unit that holds regular drills. at a new operation center in down the manhattan, officers monitor thousan of feeds. on new year's eve the room will be staffed with members of governmental agencies. last week james o'neill gave us a tour. >> do you think people should feel safe? >> i'm not going to tell them to feel safe.
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work better than the nypd, along with our federal partners. >> reporter: but memories of the paris and california terror attacks are fresh. commissioner bill bratton. >> the pattern this year has been terror attacks on relatively small soft targets with all the focus on times square, what about the thousands of businesses outside this area? >> capabilities on the threat analysis beforehand the prevention side as well as the capabity to respond very quickly, we believe we are as prepared as anybody can be. >> reporter: spectators coming into this area will all be searched and required to get to thr places early and stay there. jim, they will also not be allolod to bring in large bags, backpacks or alcohol. >> don dahler in times square where it will be even b5sier in two nights. new information about the federal l government's handldlg of the texas ice cream maker blue bell, the subject of a cbs news
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cbs news has learned the department of justice has started an investigation into blue bell after their ice cream was linked to a deadly listeria outbreak earlier this year. three people died. an fda investigation found listeria in three of blue bell's production plants in alabama,a, oklahoma, and texas. as well as records indicating the company knew one plant was contaminated at least as early as 2013. the fda investigation uncovered other troublili problems. including condensation dripping directly into ice cream and unsanitary equipment. in april, blue bell shut down all three production facilities and recalled allts ice cream. sources tell cbs news, the justice department is trying to determine what blue bell management knew about potentially deadly hazards in their plants and when they knew it. in october, gerald bland who worked at the blue bell factory
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cbs news unsanitary conditions on the factor floor. >> on thee wall by the three gallon machine, if it would rain real hard and water sat on the roof, it would just trickle down that wall. >> reporter: rain water froro the roof. >> from the roof. >> reporter: would get into the factory. >> yeah. >> reporter: anoth worker terry schultz told us his complaints to management about unclean conditions went nowhere. >> the response i got at one poininwas, is that all you're going to do is come in here and bitch every afternoon? >> what do you think his message to you s? >> production w more importantpthan cleanliness. >> all three plants are now back up and running and by the end of next month, its ice cream will be back on the shelves in 15 states. blue bell did not respond to our requeststsor comment today. this investigation into blue bell is being led by the same justice department lawyer who prosecuted the peanut corporatioof america.
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distraction turn deadly for a man who fell off a cliff in san diego on christmas day. he had been staring at his phone or camera completely aware of thee looming danger. as kris van cleave reports, this type of thing happens all the time. >> reporter: investigators believe joshua burwell may have been trying to take a picture of thth sunset when he made the deadly 40-foot fall. bill bender. >> wasn't watching where he was walking looking more down at the device.
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so-called distracted walking growing problem. the number of er visits for related injuries most often due to falling doubled between 2005 and 2010 to more than 150000 with millennials ages 21 to 25 the most likely to get hurt. >> it's important to recognize this as a problem. >> reporter: surgeon dr. claudette la j jn believes the trueueumber of injuries is even higher. >> when they come into my office, they'll have an injury and say they tripped over the curb but never adm they were looking down at their phone instead of looking in front of them. >> security cameras capture this had woman who was so focused on her phone she walked into a fountain. this man fell right off the train platform. we spotted jordan video chatting while crossing a busy new york veet. >> i know i shouldn't. >> kelly davis was working away as she walked to lunch. >> have you ever had a moment ere you've walked intnt
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>> absolutely, i walked into one of the very short like light posts. reporter: she may not be surprised by the finding of a 2014 study thatstimated nearly 10% of all pedestrian injuries are due to distraction. jim, i know it sounds obvious, but if you're looking down at your phone, you may not see an obstacle right in front of you in time. >> chris, thank you. an unlikely pedestrian was
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that is just ahead. one of the stars of the fox tv show "glee" was arrested today for possession of child pornography. mark salling played pucs on the program. police say they served aarrant at his h he and took the 33-year-old actor into custody. "glee" aired its final episode earlier this year. mike tyson was once one of the most feared plen on the plplet, but the heavyweight became a heavy weight on a hoverboard. >> oh, my. >> that could be the hardest he's ever hit the floor. tyson's daughter got him the hoverboard for chrhrtmas and clearly, itt won this round. in northern california, this question. why did the elephant seal want to cross the ro? she tried several times to cross highway 37. wildlife teams shoot her back into san pablo bay each time but she kept coming back. pregnant.
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we close tonight with a mission to change the composition of classicic mumuc. not the sound, but the color. fewer than 4% of symphony musicians in this country are black. lee cowan found it's not for lack of talent. >> reporter: rachmaninoff was seamless on this night in charleston, south carolina. remarkable because this was the very first time many of these musicians had ever played together. maestro marlrl daniel conducts not only the orchestra but this
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music now in its third year. >> you know a lot of musicians of color get pigeon holed into jazz and hip-hop and all these things. >> reporter: it's a stereotype. >> a big stereotype. a lot of people find there are not any musicians of color out there doing clack cal music but there are actually in reality tons of us. >> reporter: clarinettist robert davis says in most symphonies he sticks out as a black classical artist b b not here. >> you usually see the same ones. i came down here and there's another group. like where are they coming from. i was shocked about that. >> reporter: the festival highlightstslack classical composers. on this night, it was a dolphus hail stark performed one block from t t historic church where in june a gunman opened fire killing nine.
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>> reporter: businessman lee pringle who founded the event helps sites liking there will help diversify other orchestras. >> i think that most orchestras wanto change they just don't know how to change. >> reporter: and how do they change? >> by having people at the table who look like me. >> reporter: music should be color blind and to make it that way, you have to infuse in it all o othe colors. >> reporter: a unique unity that for a few days at least makes for an especially powerful sound. [ applauau ] >> l l cowan, cbs news, charleston, south carolina. and that's the overnight news" for this wednesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others collect back with u us a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new
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news. news". i'm michele miller. police in mexico have captured e so-called affluenza teen, tonya. the pair had been on the run for weeks after a video surfaced that could send the teen to prison for years. at 16 years old, couch killed four people in a drunk driving accident but he avoided jail time by claiming he was so rich and pampered that he didn't know right from wrong. s next lesson will comee in fort worth, texas. omar villal frank ca is at the tarrant county courthouse. >> a bizarre international search for the so-called affluenza teen and his mother is now over. but the question of why they were running, that's just
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ethan and tonya couch, mother and son, are nowin the hands of mexican authorities after the pair was apprehended in puerto val yar ta on the pacific coast of mexico. this new image released by mexican officials shows the 18-year-old couch with an altered appearance,is blonde hair now aark brown.n. >> ethan couch who is being south now by the u.s. marshals service. >> reporter: earlier this month, the two disappeared after couch missed a meeting with his probation officer. ethan couch made headlines two years ago when he eluded jail time after killing four people in a drunk driving crash. during the trial, a psychologist testified on behalf couch saying the teen suffered from affluenza, suggesting his parents' wealth left him without a sense of responsibility. officials believe the pair may haveled because of this video. it surfaced earlier this month and appears to show couch at a party where a drinking game was
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this could have violated his probation. even though he'ss 18, couch's case hasn't been moved over to adult court and that means at worst he will face sentencing in front of a juvenile jud and it could only go to juvenile detentntn. the pentagon says coalition air strikes in iraq and syria over the past month have killed ten top leaders of the islamic state. one of the dead linked to last month's terror attacks in paris. inside the war zone,, the iraqi military is fighting to drives the last remaining pockets of isis gunmen out of the city of rauadi. elizabeth palmer reports from london. >> reporter: finally, the symbol of victory. for the first time since may, iraq's flag was hoisted over government buildings. all week, iraq special forces had led the fight t t retake ramadi. they won, thanks to better equipment and more than 600 air strikes by coalition planes on
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but the iraqis also won because they've been learning on the job. in ferocious battles in tikrit earlier this year they managed to push isis out. in ramadi, they did it without major help from regular shiite militias. for these soldiers that was a big morale boost. cbsews national security analyst juan xeroti. >> they're better trained and enabled in part through the u.s. and coalition partnership but also they have greater willnd capacity.. they are clearly fighting with more strategic intent and capability. >> reporter: the battle to retake ramadi important though it was, is just preamble for what's coming in 2016. on national television, iraq's prime minister warned we are coming to liberate mosul next and deal isis a fatal blow. first ththgh, the government
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and restore services in ramadi to lure residents back. and keep them loyal so isis stays on the run. and the iraqi army is warning that operations in ramadi aren't entirely over yet. there are still pockets of isis fighters in at least one suburban the city is heavily bobby trapped. >> officials at the southern california gas company say they finally located the source of a gas leak that forced thousands of people from their hohos. we have the story from los angeles. >> reporter: an underground well at the natural gas facility in the hills of porter ranch is leaking. this is infrared camera shows methane gas bililwing into the air. it was shot by the environmental defense fund. a law firm representing several homeowners filing suits against southern california's gas images. >> you could smell the gas inside the house with the
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and when you walked outside, it just smacked you i ithe face. >> reporter: robin shapiro move her family into her parents' hoe after she claims the gas made them sick. >> i was getting headaches that were lasting days and days. migraine-like headaches. then my son started getting bloody noses. and respiratory issues for both of my children. >> reporter: the leak started in october. so far, more than 6500 families have filed for help. but the gas company admits there's a backlog and only 2200 have been located. students at two schools will move to other schools when classes are back in session next week. >> once the leak is stopped, we'll be able to evaluate what caused the leak and we will be able to evaluate how much natural gas escaped as a result of the incident. >> reporter: the state agency that monitors air quality
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of gas is released every hour, but health officials say methane esn't pose long-term health risks. to fix theleak, the gas compapa drilled a relief well nearby using magnetic technology workers have located the leaking well some 4,000 feet below ground. they have to drill another 4,000 feet where they'll intersect the faulty well, then fill it with cement to seal it. a solution that can't come soon enough for homeowners like robin shapiro. >> we feelelike this is never going to end and we have nobody to thank but the gas company. >> reporter: fans of heavy metal are mourning the death of lemmy kilmisr, the lead singer and bassist of motorhead. lemmy as he was known to just about everyone turned 70 christmas eve and had recently been diagnosed with cancer. anthony mason has his story. >> bng on motorhead. we play rock 'n' roll.
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vocals and signatu style, the british rocker embodied the soul of heavy metal influencing generations of performers. >> reporter: lemmy formed motorhead in the mid-70s and the band produced music with a hard gutteral sound. in 1980, the ace of spades cracked the charts in britain and the u.s. and became a heavy metal anthem. >> have a drink. >> reporter: with his heavy drinking and wild antics, lemmy's lifestyle appeared to live up to the lyrics in the songs he wrote. mama, i'm coming home >> he penned hits for other performers such as mama i'm ming home for ozzy osbourne. last nigig osbourne tweeted lost one of my best friends lemmy today. he was a warrior and a legends. fans salemy will be remembered for staying true to himself and
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star wars the force awakens continues to break box office records. it sold $1 billion worth of ticks faster than any movie and doing it without crater george lucas. he has had no role in this film. lucas sat down with charlie rose to discuss life, love and what it means to be a director. >> well, a director is just somebody who's got a fetish with making an the world to be the way he wan it to be, sort of narcissistic. >> that's you? >> all director, there's no different. >> and you're a director. >> all directors are vaguely lime emperors which is i want to build the society to reflect me and what i want.
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lot less money and just say i'm going to create a world where people can fly. >> george lucas didn' create a new society.y. he constructed an entire galaxy. >> on its susuace, the "star wars" series is a sci-fi space odyssey with odd creatures and epic space battles. but its genius lies in the simple story beneath all of that. >> he told me you killed him. >> timeless elements like family. >> i am your father. >> is the darksidede strongerer >> no, no. >> reporter: and the fight between good and evil. >> i felt a great disturbance in the force. >> reporter: as its crater lucas has been callele onef the most innovative filmmakers in history
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himself a story teller. >> didn't you intend to create three movies when you started? and then you decided only to take one part o o that life story. >> yeah, i took the first act but then the first act didn't really work so i said okay, what i'm going to have to do is take the ending of the third film and put it on the first film. what you do, you've got a bunch of stuff sitting on your desk as you're creating. lets me stick that in here and make it. so i wasn't worried that much abouthe sequels when i was actually making ititecause i have to make this the best film. then when i moved onto the other ones, i said behnken know by is now dead. i killed him. how am i going to fix that. and what am i going to do about the fact that i blew the death star up and that's what the ending is? but part of it was simplpl when i got down to some of the other movies i was able to create an environment and a world that
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the first one. so to me, getting yoda to do a sword fight which i'd always wanted to do but could never do it because he was a muppet. >> lucas became a pioer i ithe worldf s scial effects. >> general command ship is dead ahead. >> reporter: his work forever changed the way films are made. d he changed how they sound, too. one in his 19 hit american graffifi, lucas opted out of a a traditional composer -- >> he narrated the entire story with popular songs. make a lovely nightht >> that's the clearest end point for a teenager is the music. half of what a teenager is is music. you know, and the other half is trouble or raging hormoneses
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that's what the movie's about. >> reporter: cars and music and raging hormones. that. we were looking for a title and you finanay figured it t out. >> yes. >> studio wanted to call it another slow night in modesto, but cars, music and raging hormones would h he been -- it could have been a hit. let's go surfing now the low budget film was one of the most commercially successful films of its time. befofo he was 4040,ucas went on to make the first three "star wars" and indiana jones raiders of the lost arc". and then h h walked away. >> i mean i gave up directing in order to become a dad. for 15 years. i just ran a company and was an novateor innovator, but it was not doing what i really liked to do which is actually make movies.
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>> because yeah, i -- and i never was one of those things where you don't e eect it to happen but once i was a dad, it was like a bolt of lightning struck me. >> reporter: lucas adopted his first daughter with his wife marsha in 19 1 after they divorced, he adopted two more children and raised them as a single dad. >> everybody says the followi things -- they're so very different. then in 13, he married mel dil hop son an investment executive and cbs news contributor. >> the thing we discovered which we call a miracle is the fact we're exactly the same. >> together they have a 2-year-old daughter. >> it's a miracle. that's how i see it. it shouldn't have happened and somehow it did. >> reporter: here at skywalker ranch north of san francisco, george is once agaga able too concnctrate on being a father. three years ago, he sold his company lucas films to disney
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>> who are you? >>. >> reporter: let me just talk about the "force awakens." >> pbobably needs this. >> reporter: how do you feel about it? >> well, it's -- you know, i made the decision to sell the company. with "star wars." i made that decision because i looked at the fufure, i thought that i was going to have a baby, i looked at the fact that i was married and wanted to build a museum. and i looked at the fact that i wanted to make experimental films. so my life wasasoing on a different track. so that started that ball rolling. and so in the end, when iold it, they hired jay jay to come in. >> are you at peace with this. >> yeah. >> as much as you can be? >> yeah, no, i said look, i'm fine. fortunately i'm old enough to have beenhrough all this stuff before. and i'm sure it will do magnificent business. i'm sure they'll do a great job. you know, it will be different
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>> e6erything he's done has earned him a prestigious kennedy center honor. >> george lucas. he's a pathfinder and a pioneer. >> at the awards his good friends steven spielberg explained the lucas legacy best. >> george lucas changed movies forever. >> i was successful because i made one movie every three years. he makes three movies every year. i said when are you going to retire? he said i'm not going to retire. my ultimate dream is to die on a set. i said gee, my ambition is to die in bed watching one of your movies on television. >> reporter: but that doesn't mean he's slowing down anytime soon. >> because you have worn all of these hats though, filmmaker, director, story teller, writer, technological innovator, what do you want the first line of your
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phil! oh no... (under his brereh) hey man! hey peter. (unenthusiastic) oh... ha ha ha! joanne? is that you? it's me... you don't look a day over 70. am i right? jingle jingle. if you're ter pan, you stay young forever. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. youake me feel so young... it's what you do. you make memeeel so spring has sprung. in china, english caught up with one american helping people find just the right name. >> it's common for chinese to take an english n)ckname but
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unusual. i worked with a girl named hayes spelled haze and my chinese teacher is named echo. >> on the streets of shong high, we met chen yinge and wang jing. their nick names. >> ellen. >> that's nic and your name? >> my name is jean. >> zhou peng goes by vic. >> w w do you have an english name? everyone has one at work, he told us. but many nicknames do not exactly translate well to native english speakers. we've met a girir nameded king and at starbucks a ghost and a right as in mr. right. >> a lot of expats and international restaurants aroundnd >> reportete lindsay jernigan was introduced to the phenomenon when she moved from washington, d.c. to shanghai and started meeting people. >> and their names were boat, yo-yo, 11, apple and there are
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edison, eddy for short. >> what did you think of all these names? >> at first i was sort of confused. i was more curious. y is this your english name. >> reporter: in all of this, the 26-year-old jernigan saw an opportunity and launched a website to help chinese find an english name. here we have the name. we have thee origin, meaning. our target audience is really 18 to about 30. it's people that are kind of getting a little t more serious about their job or studying abroad or going abroad or even working in china in a multinational company. >> reporter: users can take a quiz or for $45 get a 30-minute one-on-one consultation. jernigan explains the meaeang of names and says chinese often want one that's uncommon and similar to their chinese name. >> i always kind of like when chinese people say i don't have an english name. i'm going to stick with my chinese name. we're in china. >> yeah, totally.
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chinese people have to have an english name. it's very much a resource for people actively already looking for an english name. almost all of my friends have their english name. >> reporter: meet this 28-year-old, formerly known as 11. the numbe of her favorite soccer player. >> when you told people my name is 11. >> uh-huh. >> what did they say? >> that's my trouble. they always say where is seven. the famous convenience store in china. so they always say where is seven. >> where is seven? >> i don't know. >> you'd say gosh, another 7-eleven joke. >> of an working with jern ing withing with ing withing with governor jernigan become kiera. >> kiera is not that common. it sounds smart and keira knightley. >> sure. >> jernigan says it can hard to explain why some names just don't work.
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named green or yellow but you have the name scarlet and violet. i totally understand why it's confusing. there's a learning curve for all involved. this juice store manager was formerly known as ding. his knew name courtesy of his father. >> evan. >> evan. >> evan? evan? >> that's what your dad said? >> yeah. >> he couldn't pronounce it when you told him? >> yeah. >> reporter: now,@this goes both ways. in japan, they have hard t te pronouncing the th in my name seth so they call me sees sue. here in china, the ministry of foreign affrs has given me a chinese name. that's do an. 2 palestinians much kindness. for cbs morning, i'm seth doane in shanghai.
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2015 is coming to a close and charles osgood looks back on the year that was. >> reporter: january brought the terrorist attack on the french magazine "charlie hebdo." it had lampooned islam. 13 people were killed. millions would soon rally in paris saying charlie. in february, isis shocked the world again. posting online videos of a captured jordanian pilot being burnededlive and later the mass beheading of 21 coptic christians. we remember march for the crash of the germamwings jetliner. 150 lives were lost. when the co-pilot deliberately apriled the plane into the
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in april, a boston jury convict marathon bomber. may saw the duke and duchess present princess charlotte elizabeth diana to the world. >> i'm always going to be your dad. >> in june caitlyn jenner formerly known as bruce jenner madeher debut. and the supreme court made same-sex marriage a right nationwide. a mile long tunnel provided mexico's powerful drug lord el chapo an escap from prison in july. thth same month, pluto was revealed in spectacular photos snapped by a nasa spacecraft. in august, news that minnesota dentist walter palmer had killed zimbabwe's beloved cecil the
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the photo of 3-year-old alan's lifeless body on a kurdish beach in september quickly became a symbol of the world's indifferenceo theapply the of syrian refugees. october brought an official end to china's controversial one-child policy. allowing families now to have two children. islamic terrorists targewed pariri again in november. 10 people would die in multiple attacks. leaving the heart of the french nation badly wounded. anddhis month, radicalized husband and wife killers would take 14 lives in san bernardino, california. and two weeks ago, 2g 00 nations met in paris to adopt the first global pact to combat climate change. >> that's the overnight news" for this wednesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others collect back with us a little bit later for the morning news and "cbs this morning."
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