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wicked weather. a massive storm hammers the nation's mid section bringing with it tornadoes, powerful winds and rain and even some snow leaving tens of thousands without power. we'll go live to one of the hardest hit areas and tell you where the storm is headed next. political pressure. less than a week before election day, races are heating up. some turn ugly. we'll speak exclusively with a woman who was stomped on the head. and jetblue meltdown. the flight attendant that made headlines after sliding down the emergency chute speaks out about the infamous incident explaining what happened and why, early this wednesday morning, october what happened and why, early this wednesday morning, october 27th, 2010.
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captioning funded by cbs it's a wet one here in the big city. good morning, everybody. i'm harry smith. >> good morning, harry. i'm maggie rodriguez. welcome to "the early show." was he a hero or villain? the flight aten dant that grabbed a couple of beers. steven slater is here this morning to share his side of the story which is not necessarily the one that you have heard. he said he is ready to be candid about the mental health and what his life is like now. >> most cell phones come with warnings that tell you how far to keep them away from your body? >> i didn't know that. >> there's news for you this morning about whether or not you should keep them in your pockets. we'll have that for you later on. but first, this wednesday morning, it was like a category 3 hurricane. that's what some experts say about the strength and pressure of that massive storm that hammered much of the nation's
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mid section. our dave price this morning in cridersville, ohio, to show us the aftermath and tell us what's next. >> maggie, here in criderville, insurance adjusters, investigators and sheriffs beginning to work through the community to help people figure out what to do now that the storm moved on through. reported tornado which is actually dotted this community with all sorts of damage including taking this structure down, a former gym that's become a storage facility. this scene echoed across the country. a massive storm system stretching about 1,200 miles from the northern plains now pushing east ward today through the east coast and down to the southeast. 309 reports of severe weather. of course, it is a scene which is tough not only here but throughout many areas in the u.s. this morning. this tornado caught on surveillance tape as it ripped through an indiana industrial park shows the fury unleashed by
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a massive storm now counted as one of the most powerful on record. >> whatever was in its path when it touched down sucked it right up. >> reporter: hurricane-force gusts of 80 miles per hour destroyed homes and left hundreds of thousands without power along a band from minneapolis to memphis. 31 states were put under weather advisories for everything from blis afterwards to dangerous winds. the storm spawned at least 24 tornado sightings. in ohio, flying metal and farm equipment sent people running for cover. >> just like a large vacuum sweeper sound. just a big pull. and my ears were popping. you know? >> reporter: this twister rolled through chattanooga, tennessee, late tuesday eventually crossing a dam over the tennessee river causing a seven-car pile-up injuring four people. the storm system may have been responsible for killing two people when their plane crashed in a mississippi field shortly before a tornado warning was issued. >> we found the wing to the
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plane and a seat and then another wing over there in the pasture. >> reporter: the wild weather caused the cancelation of over 500 flights at chicago's o'hare airport alone. the system continued to move rapidly overnight bringing heavy rain and high winds from alabama to western new york. at least one twister touched down in lincoln county, north carolina. damaging several homes and flipping at least four 18-wheelers in nearby clairemont. the sheer power of the storm perhaps best captured by this illinois man who barely escaped after a tornado literally tore the roof off his farmhouse. >> you didn't see anything. you didn't hear anything. it was just literally like someone dropped a bomb out of the sky. >> reporter: it's easy to lose sight of the storm's fury. they roll through within minutes and of course this brick gymnasium now reduced to just a pile of bricks. the storm system now beginning to work its way through new england bringing heavy rains this morning and slipping down into sections of the northeast and the mid-atlantic states.
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there's still a threat of severe weather in the southeast but the good news is some soft fury taken out as the storm passed through the allppalachians. we could see gusts in the east coast and sustained winds 15 to 30 miles per hour. harry, maggie, back to you in new york. >> erica hill on assignment this morning. jeff glor is at the news desk. good morning. >> good morning to you and good morning, everyone. the pentagon investigating a communications glitch that knocked more than 10% of america's nuclear missile force offline. cbs news national security correspondent david martin is in washington with details. david, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jeff. there was a failure in an underground cable that connected 50 nuclear missiles with their control centers over the weekend. and it was down for about 45 minutes and during that 45 minutes the president of the united states would have had to
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rely on a backup system in order to launch their missiles. now, there are some 400 other missiles so the country was never defenseless. but still, this was an important enough glitch in a very, very important system to the security of the united states that the president was briefed on it tuesday morning. >> all right. david martin from washington this morning, thanks very much. the fbi this morning says a series of shootings in the washington area are all linked to the same gun. october 19th, five to seven shots fired at windows at the pentagon. two dais earlier, the same gun fired up to ten shots at the windows at the marine corps museum and ballistic tests done after a shooting overnight monday at a marine corps recruiting station in virginia. no one was hurt in any of the incidents. this morning rescue crews in indonesia dealing with two events. a tsunami and a volcano eruption. they're just reaching survivors
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of the tsunami. supplies include 900 body bags. cbs news correspondent celia hatton reports. >> reporter: known as fire mountains, the volcano on the central java island erupting killing at least 25 people with blasts of hot steam and coating the area with a thick blanket of ash leaving 11,000 of the residents fleeing for cover. observation posts keep sending signals it is erupting explains this rescue worker. emergency crews are frantic, trying to remove bodies from the volcano's shadow before it explodes again. aid workers all over the country are stretched, a day before the eruption, a 7.7 earthquake 100 miles away in western indonesia triggered a 10-foot tall tsunami wave wiping out entire villages. more than 150 people died and hundreds are still missing. though a surfing tour group made
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it out alive. >> we experienced the force of nature. >> reporter: the same area was at the epicenter of 2004's massive asian tsunami which killed more than 230,000 people in 14 countries. so far, this week's twin disasters have been less deadly though no less heart breaking for their victims. celia hatton, cbs news, beijing. the faa is investigating a rare case of instrument failure on board a southwest airlines jet. the boeing 747 going from san jose and approaching los angeles last wednesday when the pilot lost the naf vags system and 92 passengers and crew members on board. air traffic controllers had redirect several flights as they guided that jet to a safe on time landing. and in boston last night, fans chanted "over rated" watching the miami heat open their season with lebron james.
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james scored 31 points against boston but the celtics jumped out to a 15-point halftime lead and the celtic defense held down scoring by miami's two other stars, dwyane wade and chris bosh. ray allen led the way with 20 points suzuki the celtics beat the heat 88-80. james says he is not worried. >> we all know rome wasn't built in one day so it takes time and we understand that. and, you know, we have to keep on making progress every day and continue to get better. >> rome wasn't built in one day. lebron and the heat play tonight in philadelphia. just about nine minutes past the hour now. here's harry. >> jeff, thanks very much. now to politics with only six days until the midterm elections, candidates across the country are turning up the heat and in some cases getting quite personal. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante has the details. bill, good morning. >> reporter: and good morning, harry. nasty, for sure. nowhere more so than in the race for governor in rhode island.
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the white house says that a senior official made it very clear to frank caprio, democrat running for governor, the president wouldn't be supporting anyone including caprio in this case. that's because lincoln chafee, also running endorsed the president in 2008. but last night, caprio made it very clear he did not regret telling the president of the united states to shove it. >> it was a political answer to a political action that the white house took. so, when you're dealing with a political situation, words like that are not uncommon. i stand by my words. >> reporter: his take your endorsement and shove it comment forced his opponents even the republican to back the president. >> i would never disrespect the president of the united states the way this man did. >> absolute knucklehead. absolute. everything we're hearing here has nothing to do with fixing our economy and putting people back to work. >> i'm going to behave the way i want at the state house.
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>> you are not behaving like a governor, frank. >> reporter: the midterms are next tuesday but 4.5 million people voted. president obama cast his illinois ballot at the white house tuesday. while first lady michelle obama voted early in chicago. and she's made a video urging others to do the same. in california, republican carlie fiorina is off the campaign trail after being hospitalized for treatment of an infection. she is in a close race with senator barbara boxer. >> her staff said she will be out on the campaign trail soon and that's good news for all of us to know. yes. >> reporter: the kentucky more fallout of the attack monday by a rand paul campaign volunteer on a member of the group moveon.org. lauren valle wrestled to the ground trying to approach the candidate. once on the ground, a county coordinator of paul stepped on her head.
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valle said she suffered a concussion. he was fired by the campaign and later apologized for the incident but not for the behavior and not valle saying i'm sorry it came to that and i apologize if it appeared overly forceful but i was concerned about rand's safety. he was dropped from the campaign a. judge will decide whether he faces criminal charges. bill plante, cbs news, white house. joining us from kentucky, lauren valle, miss valle, good morning. >> good morning, harry. >> how are you feeling? >> pretty stiff but a night's sleep was a great idea. >> all right. let's talk a little bit about the origin of all of this. you are a political activist. you were hired by moveon.original, were you out? >> yes. i have been in kentucky for past two weeks working on a project called "republicorps" and pointing out the impact of
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corporate spending. >> you were there with a wig on and a sign and hoping to, what, get in camera range or get close to rand paul in some way? >> yeah. i wanted rand to see my sign. i had an employee of the month award from us and i was dressed as an executive. >> as i was coming closer to the time that he was going to arrive, was there not some awareness of your being there and concern from some of the rand paul supporters? >> they did become aware that i was there but i think they knew that -- who i was from the past two weeks of being in town and didn't like the message and what i was there to say and i was there to hold a sign and wasn't okay with them. >> let me just get this straight. you say simply there to hold a sign. some accounts of this says that you were forcing your way through the crowd. that there was some -- some -- you were trying to get to the candidate in some way. can you disabuse us of that
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notion? >> yeah. what happened was when they realized that i was there, they actually formed a circle behind me and then as the car pulled up before rand was even out of the car he was, you know, still with the windows up, the car driving, they stepped in front of me so i stepped off the curb and around them and then they actually pursued me around the car. this was premeditated. my partner alex heard them say just before this, we're here to do crowd control and we might have to take someone out. >> hmm. what does this tell you about the intensity of the emotions that are out there this campaign season? >> you know, i think that what happened to me is just a symptom of the agitation and the division that this country is experiencing on a mass scale and i think that i experienced the physical violence but -- and violence is never the answer. >> yeah. >> but still --
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>> which is what rand paul said in a statement, as well. this -- this fellow tim profitt said he was concerned for rand paul's safety. do you think you posed a threat to rand paul? >> i certainly don't think so. i believe strongly in nonviolence. i believe in peaceful protest. i believe in my rights to carry a sign. i'm a 23-year-old woman with only the intention to hold a sign, so i had no -- no bad intentions. only wanted to be there like everyone else with a sign. >> hmm. lauren valle, thanks very much for sharing your story with us. >> thanks for having me. >> take care now. >> as we reported, a lot of folks waking up to storm damage from wisconsin to tennessee this morning. dave getting a firsthand look in ohio this morning and joins us again with the forecast. dave, good morning. >> harry and maggie, let's take a look at the weather picture across the country as we begin to clean up from the storm which
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rolled through here in ohio. much of the rest of the country rather calm today. the west coast looking good. top to bottom. keep in mind that the pacific northwest, you could see another storm system begin to roll on through in the next 24 hours. southwest is looking good as we rotate counter clockwise, the southern plains look very nice and seasonable. in fact, rather warm heading to south texas. the 90s. gulf states, look good. florida looks good. the southeast, the biggest area of concern with the threat of severe weather rolling through. keeping an eye open for that. and the storm system stretches up through the mid-atlantic states into sections of the northeast. and as you head into new england this morning, dealing with heav,
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>> that's a quick look at your weather picture. keep in mind, as you head to the northern great lakes into sections of the upper midwest, you have snow to deal with today in places like minnesota, into north and south dakota and eastern montana. harry and maggie, back to you. coming up, the flight attendant that stormed into the front pages will set the record straight and tell us what really happened that day. the mysterious death of the wife of a contestant on a reality show "america's got talent" has hollywood buzzing. we'll take you inside the case. could your cell phone be making you sick? why you may not want to carry one in your pocket. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. pocket. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. hi!
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we've heard so many different versions wapdz on the flight this summer with the flight attendant stormed off. not a single person on that plane corroborates the flight attendants's version of the story. this morning steven slater is here and we'll ask him about that. he will give us a play by play of the fateful day and tell us what was going on in his life leading up to that moment. >> of course the only thing i remember he grabbed a beer on the way out. >> we'll ask mim about that, too. >> coming up, all these stories about cell phones, should you keep them close to your head and could they be dangerous? there may other parts in danger, especially if you keep them in your pocket, when we come back. >> announcer: this portion of "the early show" sponsored by subway restaurants. build your better breakfast and grab lunch to go, too. of [ male announcer ] a big day deserves a better breakfast. choose from a dee-licious lineup of our newest $5 footlong breakfast melts, like the sunrise subway melt.
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more favors for the big teachers union, blocking education reform. more job-killing taxes and regulations. more of the same old failure from sacramento. job killer jerry brown. always more taxes, more spending, and more lost jobs. good morning. it is slow and go down the eastshore freeway. an earlier accident in richmond on westbound 80 did not help matters. so it is slow in stretches from hercules all the way down towards about university avenue then we are seeing speeds pick back up again. at the bay bridge, you're kind of getting a break. not even backed up to the 880 overcrossing. so 10 to 15 minutes to get on
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the bridge but it's the first time it hasn't been backed up to the macarthur maze at this time in at least a couple of weeks. metering lights are on. on the san mateo bridge, we are kind of extra busy this morning. there is an accident westbound 92 in foster city right before the 101 interchange. it's involving a box truck and sounds like the struck blocking a lane so it's okay towards the flat section of the bridge but again, watch out for that accident once you hit the peninsula. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. well, it is going to be a really nice day. this wednesday, our sunrise around 7:30 and here we are looking out at a beautiful sunrise, plenty of sunshine limited clouds across the bay area. it is a cool morning, folks, and in the north bay it's cold. we have a frost advisory in effect for north bay valleys and mountains until 8:00 a.m. more sunshine today, more mild temperatures, rainfall moving into the forecast thursday, friday, saturday and sunday.
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we have a wet morning on the plaza but still a lot of people came by to say hello. good morning to you and all of you. welcome back to "the early show." coming up the mysterious death that has police baffled and hollywood busting, a woman found dead in a stairwell as her husband auditioned for "america's got talent," now named a person of interest in that death. we'll take you inside the investigation. a new warning this morning about cell phones, there's still debate about whether they raise the risk of brain cancer, how many times have we done that story? now there's concern you shouldn't put your cell phone in your pocket. our dr. jennifer ashton is going to explain how the fine print on
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your cell phone manual is raising some new safety concerns. >> first he grabbed two bottles of beer and make a quick slide down an emergency clute what former jetblue flight attend sgant said happened last august. for some, the perfect way to quit a job but others say he just set a bag example to. some, steven slater is a follow can hero, to others, just a crazy flight attendant who had a very public meltdown. on an august 9th jetblue flight from pittsburgh to kennedy airport in new york, slater claimed he was struck on the head while a passenger was putting luggage in the overhead compartme compartment. when the plane landed he cursed at passengers over the intercom said. >> he said [ bleep ] just told me to [ bleep ], go [ bleep ] it's been a great 28 years, i'm out of here. >> slater then deployed emergency chute, grabbed a couple of beers and slid into the middle of a media frenzy. at first, the flight attendant's actions struck a chord with
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disgruntled workers everywhere. steven slater was cheered on the internet with messages on facebook like, way to go and you are my new hero. but law enforcement officials weren't amused. he was charged with three felony counts including criminal mischief and reckless endangerments. a port authority investigation did not find one passenger on the plane who corroborates slater's story. in fact, many say he was to blame. >> he was very rude to everyone throughout the entire flight. >> i feel like, yeah, we all have our moments where we're pushed to the limit but there's a line that he crossed. >> rather than face trial, slater pleaded guilty, slapped with a $10,000 fine and ordered to ungerdo counseling and substance abuse treatment. >> at the end of the day, i am a grown adult and must accept sxont for my actions. >> they have parted ways and many are left to wonder exactly what happened on jetblue flight 1052.
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joining us is now is steven slater. good morning, steven. >> good morning, mag geef. nice to see. >> drew: nice to see you, too. how is life? after you inwittingly became the poster boy for fed-up employees and a hero to all of them. >> i hardly rec mize my life anymore, exciting, intriguing but doesn't have a lot of resemblance to the life hi before. >> we've heard so many versions what happened that day, we heard were you dripging, you were provoked, were you swearing. can you please tell us what happened. why you did get so upset on that flight. >> my experience was that we did board the airplane in pittsburgh that morning and it was during the boarding process, early in the boarding process, in fact that some passengers were struggling with carry-on bag as is not that uncommon on board the airplane. i went to intervene and assist in that situation and in the craziness that was going on, i managed to get whacked with either the suitcase or the bin coming down. i don't know, there was a lot of flurry of craziness going on
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there. and while i don't advocate my response to that, i did go on a little bit of a slow -- slow burn. i stepped away from that situation to deal with it. >> why? was it kind of like the peak for you, the last straw. >> there had been a lot of frustrations, there were a lot of things that went wrong on that flight. i often describe it as the perfect storm of bad manners. >> you admitted you snapped. what did you say on the loud speaker. >> what you heard is not that far from the truth. but i did, indeed, call out the individual that i had words with or had words with me. >> and then the most dramatic moment, the crescendo, the emergency chute. why did you decide to do that? did you really grab a beer on your way out. >> you know what, at the end of the day, why i believe that i probably did that was i knew that if i went out that front door that i was probably coming right back and i think when i look back on it, maybe subconsciously, i needed to go
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in a way that i knew was final. >> you've also been criticized greatly because of the way you handled it. the federal prosecutor went as far to say you have mental problems and you were drunk. how do you respond to that? >> you know, it's really -- it hurts to hear something like that, although at the end of the day, you don't get put into mental health court for treatment unless there is some cause for that. >> so, you admit owe there are issues? >> yeah, absolutely, absolutely. you know, i've been candid about issues in my life, my substance abuse and alcoholism, i'm recovering, which is number one priority in my life. >> you say you've been open and frort right but not a single person cob rates your version of events. why is that? >> i think that has a lot to do with what has been reported. the event was far less spectacular than it was made out to be. it was not this huge knock-down drag-out brawl that happened in the aisle. it was something that was fairly innocuous at the time. there was never any malice. i don't believe that the
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passenger that nard vert tently struck me with the bag did it out of any kind of ill-will. it was an accident. it was a rushed flight. we were running
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. now to the investigation of a mysterious death that could be straight out of a crime novel a. woman found dead in the stairwell of a hotel and her husband who auditioned to be on "america's got talent" is now being a person of interest. jeff glor is here with details. good morning. >> good morning once again to you. still so many questions in this case. was there foul play involved and why did this man apparently continue his reality show you a digs even after he knew his wife was missing? joe finley is not a known name in hollywood, but he was hoping to change that by landing a spot with the show "america's got talent." now, finley is being called a
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person of interest in the death of his wife, laura. the two married for 26 years, were celebrating the night before his tryout at l.a.'s millennium biltmore hotel. >> joe toll us he and laura both took an ecstasy pill and had been drinking in a bar. >> what happened in the hotel after that remain as mystery. laura went missing overnight. according to published reports joe says she left around 3:00 a.m. headed for the ice machine and she never came back. the next morning, joe finley reported her missing to the hotel and then headed to his audition. while he was waiting to perform, laura's partially clad body was discovered in the stairwell. she had fallen eight stories to her death. >> the police approached him at the audition, showed him a picture of her face, battered and bruised and he immediately said, oh, she's dead. the police didn't tell him she was dead. >> later that today police questioned him and he was arrested on drug possession charges. they have not classified the
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case as a homicide. finley did record his final hours with laura and his parents have seen the video. they say the couple seemed very much in love. >> they were kissing on the bed. they were happy as can be. she was quite sober, quite rational. >> toxicology tests to determine if laura had drugs in her system may take several weeks. joe finley reportedly didn't tell his wife's family, though, about the death until monday, two days after she was found. so, her family, along with police, continue asking many questions. harry? >> jefr, thanks very much. up next, do you ever read the fine print that comes with your cell phone? maybe you ought to, because there soo be dangers you don't know about, when we come back. when i brush, i like to do a really mediocre job. i love running my tongue across my teeth and feeling all the stuff i missed. [ male announcer ] no one really wants plaque left on their teeth. done. [ male announcer ] but ordinary manual brushes can leave up to 50% of plaque behind. oral-b power brushes
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phone? over four billion people around the world use cell phones every day. there's still some concern about a possible link to brain cancer. now another worry, should you keep your cell phone in your pocket? our dr. jennifer ashton has information for us this morning. good morning. >> good morning, harry. >> we've done this stories on and off over the years, reports if you hold the cell phone close to your head and whether or not it has an effect on brain cancer. >> right. >> now we're starting to understand there is really some concern about whether or not you keep it in your pocket. why? >> right. a lot of douse that. let's talk about the science behind it. cell phones emit a type of energy known as radiofrequency energy. it's low bevel. but the concern here at high ls it can actually cause was caused a thermal injury or heating up tissue. >> sure. >> as high levels this is a microwave. at low levels it is a control phone. if, in fact you read the fine print as you said on your particular phone, say apple, they say for wireless data transmission over a cellular
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network keep the iphone at least 15 millimeters away from the body. if you look at what blackberry says, they'll say keep the blackberry device at least 0.98 inch from your body with the blackberry device is transmitting. >> i promise you the vast majority of us have never read that. >> exactly. nor have i. if you put it in a holster, probably it will be over these minimum distance rirpts but again, if you slip it in your pocket, either your shirt pocket or pants pocket it will be directly -- >> go back to the latest research then on these radio waves and what do we understand in terms of what their effects might be? >> the research, harry, is ongoing and is controversial. you will find as many studies who say there could be a risk as there will be those who say no risk. a recent study done in may called interphone, the largest it date over a period of of ten years in many countries said they're could, we have to emphasize could be a certain risk of increased brain tumors
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with very heavy cell phone users. >> you see people with all kinds of ear devices, to void having this pressed to that their head all the time. what are other ways we can cut down on exposure from cell phones. >> the obvious one, try not to use it that much but as we know most of us really can't get through a day without heavy cell phone use but putting it on speaker mode is one way. you have to be careful with the wireless or hands-free devices because if you attach it to your ear you are potentially still getting that frequency. >> you don't want to sleep with your cell phone next to your body like most of us dor o next to your pillow and because kids skin is thinner -- >> these holesters and stuff can be helpful? >> they can be. we just measured our audio guy's holster and it was more than an inch and a half away from his
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body. >> are all created in terms of the strength -- >> the energy? they're not. our part ther c-national has an sar and you can check for your particular device and what its limit is >> dr. jennifer ashton, thank so you. for more on cell phone emissions go to our website, earlyshow.cbsnews.com. we'll be right back. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. >> announcer: cbs healthwatch sponsored by advil. make the switch to advil now. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] every day thousands of people are switching from tylenol® to advil. to learn more and get your special offer, go to takeadvil.com. take action. take advil®.
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it's 7:55. time for news headlines from cbs 5. i'm sydnie kohara. san jose firefighters on the scene of a large fire east of downtown. it started around 4:00 this morning at 26th and east santa clara streets. there is extensive damage to a fabric store but no reports of any injuries. palo alto-based tesla motors the electric auto make her show off its new factory today. its all part of the former nummi plant in fremont, which closed back in april. it will be at least a year, though, before the factory is ready to start making tesla's model s sedan. and a big, big day for san francisco baseball fans. the giants hosting the texas rangers in game one of the world series. some fans as you can see have already shown up at the ballpark.
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the game begins at 4:57 this afternoon. they have a little wait ahead of them. we'll take a look at traffic and weather in just a moment. stay with us. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. it's getting crowded on the nimitz freeway through oakland near the coliseum. this is northbound traffic we are really seeing the backup. if you're traveling southbound 880 by whipple getting word of two wild turkeys in the road. so it is obvious getting close to thanksgiving.
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southbound 880 at whipping again two birds in the road. not causing any delays yet. new accident now in san jose alum rock avenue one lane blocked and backed up on northbound 280 out of downtown san jose. that's live look right there by the 880 interchange. your drive time is almost a half hour from 101 towards 85 in cupertino. the san mateo bridge is recovering here. accident westbound 92 approaching mariner island. it was backing up towards the high-rise and again things are improving. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. well, another nice day expected across the bay area. plenty of sunshine and here we are, plenty of sunshine looking out towards the bay bridge there. 7:58. here's a look at your seven- day forecast. for today, more sunshine expected. more mild temperatures. today's highs in the upper 70s along the coast, upper 60s around the bay, and the lower 70s inland. chance of showers in the forecast tomorrow through sunday. [ male announcer ] with jerry brown, it's just one dishonest smear
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well, it is fall. you know, as maggie suggested yesterday, it seems unusually warm. >> thank you, harry. >> downright steamy. >> took you a day, but you acknowledged it. >> it was somewhat unusual. but now unheard of. welcome back to the "early show," everybody. i'm harry smith along with maggie rodriguez. coming up, mark twain once said, if you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. the problem is, some kids these days, they haven't heard that saying. they think they can get away with lying. right? my mother hated that more than anything. we'll look at why kids lie, and when it becomes something you
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really need to deal with. >> also ahead this morning, we all heard harry's pet peeve when it comes to technology. peek yakking away on cell phones so loud that everybody's listening and everybody's annoyed. mine is when you're in a movie theater and people are checking their blackberry and the light comes on, you're trying to watch the movie. there are so many. we did an experiment to see how long people's patience can hold out, and it's very revealing, and then we're going to talk tech etiquette with the dear abby of these things coming up. >> there you go. we wanted to give a shout-out. call home, called "operation uplink" sport clips, haircuts, go online you'll find out all ap it. >> an organization that promotes making phone calls to people who are out in war during the holidays. we salute the veterans here to support the cause. sportsclips.com if want to help. >> wicked weather moving through the country and dave is right in some of the aftermath of it.
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cridersville, ohio. good morning again, dave. >> reporter: good morning to you, harry. this is what happens when an f-350 pickup comes into pickup with an f-0 tornado. winds on the enhanced fujita scale estimated between 6a and 85 miles per hour. this is a storage area. looks like the pickup was bringing bricks somewhere. that's a wall that collapsed on it. sass the case with a lot of tornadoes, pan over there, there is nothing. a house remained untouched. but there are about
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fiorina spent the night in the hospital recovering from a surgery related infection. incumbent barbara boxer remains in a close race against fiorina. >> her staff said she will be out on the campaign trail soon, and that's good news for all of us to know. yes. >> in the rhode island governor's race, president obama did not endorse any candidates. frank cap preoh the democratic candidate picked up slack from opponents after he told president obama he could "take his endorsement and shove it." during a debate, caprio did not back down, but his opponents went on the attack. >> when you're dealing in a political situation, words like that are not uncommon. i stand by my words. >> i would never disrespect a president of the united states the way this man did. >> i'm going to behave the way i want to behave at that statehouse. >> not acting like a governor, frank. >> in response, the president said it's not a big deal. a former worker on kentucky rand paul's campaign may face
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criminal charges for roughing up liberal activist lauren valle. tim profitt apologized saying i'm sorry it came to that and apologize if it appeared overly forceful, but i was concerned about rand's safety. earlier lauren valle told harry the campaign sparked immense attention. >> what happened to me is a symptom of the agitation and the division that this country is experiencing on a mass scale. >> the rand campaign dropped profitt as a campaign coordinator. >> looks like toilet paper is getting more environmentally friendly. scott is rolling out free toilet paper on monday. scott's maker says 17 billion toilet paper tubes are produced every year in this country accounting for 160 million pounds of trash. the about toless technolotubele used for paper towels soon. here's harry. up next, this won't come as
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eastern more. by the time children reach the age of 6 they lie nearly once every 90 minutes. >> as kids get older and the better they understand the difference between truth and a lie, they lie more, not less. they don't grow out of it. they grow into it. >> reporter: what do you lie about? >> not reading books in the middle of the night. >> reporter: but as they become teens their motivation for lying changes. >> i lie about boys and drinking. >> yes. >> i lie to my parents about drinking and other stuff, too. you know. a lot of stuff you don't want your parents to know about. >> reporter: 98% of teens admit they lie to their parents. so it's not a question of if they lie but often. >> when lying goes on a surge it's usually a sign that something is going on in their lives, perhaps at school, that's causing a lot of social problems. >> reporter: so it's up to parents to look into what comes out of their kids' mouth. keeping in mind, the motivation might be harmless.
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>> why do you lie? >> because i don't want them to be mad at me. >> and joining us now is "early show" contributor dr. jennifer hartstein a child and adolescent psychologist. you have heard them all over the years. >> many, many. >> especially when kids are young. why do they start? why do they lie? >> like that young woman just said, to avoid punishment. they don't want to be in trouble, have someone mad at them and they have an imagination. they start a fanciful story and don't know how to get out of it tornado a perpetuates itself. >> one seems innocent. the other one much less innocent. >> right. depends on -- talking kids 2 to 12. 2, 3, 4-year-old might be telling a sensible story which could get them into a lot of trouble, but we all want people to like us and make sure everything is okay with mom and dad.
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>> 12 and older -- >> whole new ball of wax. >> it's just bad. they're bad children. >> no. it's a whole new ball of wax and there is an element of avoiding punishment also lying for peer acceptance. want your friends to accept you, be part of the group. >> i did that, too. when i was 9. >> exactly. >> and we want to -- there's fear involved. we are afraid of what people are going to say. are our parents going to be mad? the punishment issue. are we protecting someone else? say the bully comes to you, wants to know where your friend is. you're not going to tell them. >> there's a good lie and the courteous white lie. did i look fat in this? kids learn very early to be mindful of not letting anybody know. >> supposed to tell me they can handle the truth. how can you tell? are there tell tale signs? >> really tell tale signs. >> really? >> absolutely. think about it. if you ask your son a question and he repeats the question back to you, hey, did you do your homework? >> did i do my homework?
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they're stalling for time a little bit. they do it all the time. number one. number two, facial expressions. they may start to get a little, you know, their eyes might -- >> ticking, rub their nose, their children. move away. did their voice drop? raise? did they start to talk too fast. did they talk too much? you have a quiet kid who starts to fill the silence. think about that. >> all right. checking the signs. and they're troubling lies what can you do about it? >> first thing, have a moment of honesty. what are your values, what do you expect from them? >> what are my values? >> how do you put those into your kids. we're not talking about your lying, harry, talking about your kids. can you empathize. why did they choose to lie? were they lying? and talk about that. you want to know what they're doing and not going to be angry but want to talk about it. ask open-ended questions. we talk about that all the tile. when they do tell you the truth, reinforce the behavior you want. it will happen more often. >> doctor jennifer hartstein,
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pleasure to see you. thank you so much. and i meant that. for more on this and other parenting issues log jon to our website. up next, we tested the limits of people's texting when it came to texting and yaging in public. wait until you see the results of our little experiment. this is "the early show" on cbs. "eye on parenting" sponsored by microsoft office 2010. 2010.
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slogans that don't go anywhere. we have to make some tough decisions. we have to live within our means. we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that. welcome back to "the early show." we all know the dangers of text ting or talking on your cell phone while driving but what's appropriate standing in line or at the movies, our erlz morning show contributor conducted a little experiment to find the limit of people's patience. >> reporter: everywhere you look, people are talking, tweeting, text ting, fingers furiously on the move.
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each year americaning spend two trillion minutes on their cell phone and we send over a trillion text messages. our constant chatting in public places can be pretty annoying so we designed our own social experiment. outfitted with a hidden camera, we went undercover. >> ready to go. >> reporter: to find out why people react when they are face to face with rude behavior. we started out on a quiet commuter train. >> i left them right next to your desk. >> it took under a minute for the guy in front of me to react to my loud and obnoxious phone conversation. and what about those irritating chirping sounds when you are busy texting or iming your friends. this woman suffered in silence three whole minutes before she finally said something. >> that sound is going right through my ears. can you lower that a little bit? >> oh, sorry about that. sure. instead of turning it down, we
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decided to turn it up and find people's breaking point. >> the bag right next to my desk. right, there's a folder in there. at the supermarket we put the brakes on this surveyor belt and put the brakes on. while this man -- the woman behind him took action. next, we stopped by a coffee shop where the aromas and soft music offer a serene environment. that is, until my phone became a complete distraction. most kept their cool. but, this guy decided to speak up. >> could you put that on vibrate? >> finally, we entered that most sacred of entertainment hideaways. >> please don't -- >> where the audience was pretty understanding during the previews. >> turn your phone off. >> but during the main event, we found you can only push a person so far. >> turn your [ bleep ] phone f
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off. >> like on off. >> that was enough for me to power down and try to enjoy the show. >> ooh. joining us is "new york times" reporter michael grynbaum who has del with these issues covering the transportation beat. good morning. >> good morning. >> my gosh. we solicited questions about tech etiquette from our viewers and there were so many. this is such a timely topic. let's get right to them, michael. our first from teresa who writes, i think it's rude to text t on a date. should i say something. >> absolutely. i mean, especially when you are first getting to know someone. this is a face-to-face conversation, you want to show some interestnaire personality and what they're talking about, show you're invested in this date and if you pick up your cell phone or start text ting under the table it's like being at a party and saying to someone, i want to talk to you instead, very rude. >> my gosh. i say teresa, if he is not paying attention to you now while you are just dating, run for the hills because when you're married, forget about it.
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>> right. what can you expect later. >> exactly, major red flag. next question from twitter, a viewer tweeted on sitting on a subway and some guy next to me is blasting music through his headphones. how do you get him to stop. without getting decked? right impsts probably one of the trickiest situations in the etiquette handbook. you want to tell this person they are invading your personal space. >> they probably don't realize it. they think they are polite because of headphones and don't realize this resuper loud. >> because the music is so loud, you would have to shout yourself and become a culprit and start interrupting your fellow riders. we at the "new york times" did an issue over the weekend about it cut on the new york city subway, where we face the same problems as people on trains or buses or planes around the country and decided to dep youtize citizens at etiquette cops. we created clip and-and i coupons works to hand out people bothering it says personal ear
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phones are supposed to be personal. >> i don't know how that's going to go over. do you think that's a good idea? >> well, you might have to be judicious who you are handing them to. >> if is o is a big man. >> might want to be careful. >> moving on technology at a movie theater. but a couple different points of view. not everybody agrees in is a bad thing. i kinda want to throw things at people who text with their devices' bright lights on during movies. but another viewer said, i have texted during a movie to check out my child especially if our babysitter needs to tell me something quickly. let me answer that, because it is to be aing sanctuary, and you can go out and talk. >> exactly. you want to be entertained by a bright scene, not from your neighbor. you don't want that big
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flashlight in your face disru disrupting the film. >> makes sense to me. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it's 8:25. time for news headlines from cbs 5. i'm sydnie kohara. police in berkeley are searching for the gunman who shot and killed one man and wounded another. this happened near the corner of sacramento and russell streets. we are told the shooters fired as many as 60 shots. police think the victims were targeted. fire crews responded to a large fire east of downtown san jose this morning. it started about 4:00 at 26th and east santa clara streets. there is extensive damage to a fabric store but no reports of any injuries. and bart getting ready for the world series crowd this afternoon, longer trains running on all lines before and after games 1 and 2. special event trains will also be on standby if needed. want to let you know that the embarcadero and montgomery stations near at&t park will be
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with select services. at&t. rethink possible. she's against banning assault weapons... and that's reckless and dangerous. she's for risky new oil drilling that could threaten our jobs. fiorina's plan would mean slashing social security and medicare, which would devastate seniors. and she'd make abortion a crime. no wonder fiorina is endorsed by sarah palin. carly fiorina. just too extreme for california. [ boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. good morning. yellow and red are popping up on all our sensors on southbound 680 right here as you approach monument boulevard. it's due to a stall. and as you can see, speeds are just about 30 miles an hour. it even remains slow past monument through walnut creek. san mateo bridge we had an earlier accident near mariners island and it's still backed up
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in the area. as you can see westbound 92 near the flat section of the bridge is okay. but closer to the high-rise, still trying to recover after that earlier accident. 23 minutes is your drive time coming out of hayward towards foster city. just want to show you this commuted as well because the northbound 880 ride just stop and go from hayward all the way towards the macarthur maze. 32 minutes is your drive time as you head up towards downtown oakland in those northbound lanes. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. san jose this morning, more sunshine expected for you guys for the morning and also well into the afternoon. take a look at that. do you see a cloud in the sky? no. not right now. plenty of sunshine for the morning, and for the seven-day forecast we are expecting a mix of sun and clouds for the afternoon. highs today in the upper 50s along the coast, upper 60s around the bay and the lower 70s inland. take a look at thursday, friday, saturday and sunday. chance of showers back in the forecast. cooler temperatures expected
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gorgeous. >> a spectacular fall post card you to enjoy this morning. welcome back, everybody. a serious topic not discussed much. as you know is breast cancer awareness month but not many realize men also get this disease. it is rare but it happens as you'll see in our story this morning. a husband and wife about both diagnosed with it. then our dr. jennifer ashton will join us with the warning signs, as well. >> also this morning, the recession not only wreaked havoc with. [ crowd simultaneously ] finances but also a lot of folks who were thinking about retiring, right, older workers losing jobs, thinking i was going to retire in a couple
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years, five years, even ten years, our rebecca jarvis with the results of a surprising new survey and some important dos and don'ts for those of you who are nearing retirement. >> also, here's the question of the morning for you. >> please. >> are you ready for it. >> yep. >> how much do americans spend every year on halloween candy? >> oh inch you can all answer inch we have bags and bags. >> $50. >> yeah. >> overall, the total spending on halloween candies. somebody inside said $6 million. >> no, no. overalls go to be in be in the billions. >> $2 billion a year in heal wean candy. we have xaent expert extraordinaire dylan lauren is here. >> she must be going ooh-ooh. >> really good stuff, some i haven't had before. >> yeah, gummy skulls. >> great ideas for candy, not just for eating this halloween as dylan will show us. >> first, we want to talk about hole wean on the plaza.
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that's coming up friday. we had such a good time last year, crazy costumes, kids, candy galore. >> pandemonium. >> lots of prizes. right? we had trick-or-treat alley and, of course, our special surprise costumes. right. >> yes, we're going to dress up. no one knows what each other's going to be. so, thereabout for the surprise, p you can't be here watch us on tv you if about if you are going to be in town please come to 59th street and fifth avenue from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. eastern time this friday, halloween on the plaza promises to be a howl ing good time amplsts scary good time. >> spook-tacular. >> back to dave price in ohio with a final check of some of the wicked weather we've been experiencing. >> good morning you to, harry. the train rolling through town here in cridersville t. sounds like business as normal. but, it's not. to a lot of us throughout the
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country, this is a headline but to people affect by these tornadoes, spotted all across the u.s. the last 24 hours, this is a heartache. this is a storage area, once was a gymnasium n. here, collectors' cars, clothing, family memories strewn b. the contractors have already started rolling in here to cridersville, boarding up homes and the investigators coming here, too, to assess the damg and to help the people here get back on their feet once again. 309 reports of severe weather across the country. now, the system works its way to the east. but, as it does, you just have to look across this neighborh
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>> that's a quick look at your weather picture from cridersville, ohio this morning about an hour north of dayton. maggie back to you in new york. we'll see you there tomorrow. >> thank you, dave. we continue our coverage of breast cancer awareness month
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with perhaps the most unlikely and inspiring story of one survivor that you will ever see. our dr. jennifer ashton is back with the details. good morning. >> good morning, maggie. you know, we've all become used to the emblematic color associated with breast cancer awareness but as you're about to see, breast cancer is not always pink. mike story loves working out to bruce springsteen. he may look tough but melts when he talks about his wife, kel leaf. >> you get goosebumps, i mean it's emotional. i met her as kids. >> their life together raising their daughter carly seemed like a dream. when kelly was diagnosed with breast cancer at 46. >> we knew she probably had a less than a five-year survival rate because of where her breast cancer was in her body. >> he supported the love of his life each year of the two-year struggle which ended just before kelly's 50th birthday.
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>> one thing i'll take to me to my grave hopefully another 30, 40 years what my toll me on her bed when she was dying. you need to live your life no matter what gets thrown her way. >> mike could never have imagined what was in store with him next. just as he and carly were putting the pieces of their lives back together again. >> i was working out one day and i got out of the shower and i felt a lump in my chest, simple as that. and i checked the other side of my chest, no lump. >> in the cruellest twist of fate, less than a year after losing kelly, mike was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer that had spread to his bones. >> never in a million years would i ever have imagined that my dad would have breast cancer. >> i've never had any pain or discomfort. >> breast cancer in men is rem tiffly rare accounting for 1% of all cases. the most common symptom a firm painless lump found just below the nipple. he went to this cancer institute to be treated by the same
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oncologist who treated his beloved kelly. >> is he going to get the script for the new pill today. >>? >> no it's her turn to support her dad like mike did for kelly and with her had mother's same sense of humor. >> she's probably up there like you've got to be kidding me. cut these two a break. >> mike will tell you his unlikely journey is an opportunity to save lives. >> listen, breast cancer's all about women but, you know, what it affects men, too. >> mike is feeling great and he's optimistic his medications are controlling his cancer and even though his diagnosis put him alt stage four, he's determined not to be a statistic and to help keep spreading the word that men can get breast cancer, too. maggie, really have to thank him being so brave to share his story getting his word out to so many men and women and to the great doctors who took care of mike and his late wife, kelly. >> that poor family. i'm so happy to hear he's okay and the daughter's attitude is
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fantastic. >> special family. >> what puts men at risk for it. >> the same that puts women at risk, family history. we know both men and women as we get older the rate and risk of breast than what ker especially goes up. obesity, high alcohol intake all of these things, some in our control to change some, are tht. >> thank goodness mike found that lump because most men may not be as vigilant. >> right. again, most of the time it is u.s. just not on they radar. so many men don even realize they can get breast cancer, too. while it is much less common they need to be aware of the signs and symptoms, the most common what pike, had a lump or a swelling in the breast. you can have a dimpling in the skin, a little dimple there or redness or scaling or sometimes the nipple actually retracts or there can be liquid, nipple discharge. all should be red flags to men to see their doctor meedly. >> is there anything men can do to prevent breast cancer. >> some things we can't change
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like family history but keeping your weight down and limiting alcohol intake are two most important. >> for carly, you have to worry about her risk. she's adopted, right, she doesn't have a genetic link we know of but if the father has breast cancer what does that do for a relative. >> almost doubles a daughter's risk of getting cancer. the genetic testing a lot of women are aware of, if men have of that same history in their hayes ree of a first degree relative with breast or ovarian cancer they, too, should be tested because the risk applies to them as well as children. >> if she wasn't adopted, the biological child of this couple, i can't imagine how much her risk would be. >> it would put her at very high risk. knowing our family history is so important, maggie. >> thank you, doctor jennifer ashton, what a story. a new survey shows the tough economy has many older workers delaying their retirement plans.
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and they are very worried they won't have social security or medicare when they finally stop working. our business and economics correspondent rebecca jarvis is here with some hard facts and helpful advice. folks who are of a certain age really do have some serious reasons to be concerned. right? >> well, this recession has really taken a to on so many people throughout the country in particular those who would like to retire. 80% of people under the sunlife financial just released survey say they are going to need at least three years to rebuild their savings. 64% said they will delay their retirement. as you know, harry, a number of factors from the market being down to unemployment. the number of people maybe who wanted to retire now having to take care of their kids, even their grandchildren. >> so many more financial responsibilities as people are looking at this, though, trying to determine if they can and when they can retire, how big a factor is debt in all of this? >> debt is a huge factor. and a number of people near that retirement age have just taken
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on more and mow debt, something we've seen as a trend throughout the country. but for those near retirement who want to figure out, this applies to everyone, really, but particularly those near retirement who want to figure out how to pay down debts and where to begin, what they should do is make a list of everything they owe and what they should do after they make that list, start paying down the highest interest rate debt first, that is the most expensive debt you own. >> this certainly goes for everybody, not just people who are nearing retirement or want to retire. this is really true for everybody. >> this is true for everyone but particularly those trying to retire, they want to have a good financial health, as well as good health in life. so pay down the highest interest rates debt first. once you have paid off the highest go to the second highest and work your way down the list. once you get finished with that you don't necessarily have to close the credit cards because keeping a few opens enables you to have lines of credit for the future. >> the old thought about clipping credit cards and sticking them in a peaput butter
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job or sticking them away reminding you not to use them, is that a good idea? >> you want an open line of credit in the e ven of emergency or apply for a loan. we'll get to medical bills in a minute but this is important to keep it open. >> assume you have money in the bank, equity in your house, still working somebody comes along especially in the next generation or the generation even below that and says, would you co-sign a line for me? >> this is very common, even more so common now because of the recession a number of people are asking children, granded children are asking their grantparents to co-sign. what you need to keep in mind when you co-sign on a loan, first of all the financial obligation becomes yours and it becomes your credit obligation so your credit profile kk impacted if it doesn't get paid off. >> sure. >> as well as your financial onlygation you should not co-sign on a loan unless you know you can ultimately pay that entire loan off. >> yourself. >> yes, exactly. that's important, this is
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something unfortunately so many grandparents and near retirees find themselves in this situation because they have children or grandchildren who come along and say please help. >> and they want to. >> if they are sitting there thinking i'm never going to get stuck, some people really end up getting stuck and can be a painful lesson. >> it can be. unfortunately what we also see among retirees, the bankruptcy rate going up because people near that age are basically having to shun their financial regulations with too much debt and this is the issue. >> this reliterally too broke to retire. >> that's right. >> talk about the medical bills in a second scht there a best way to pay them? as we get older we start to accumulate more kinds of conditions and trips to the doctor. >> it's a huge problem for so many people out there. one thing that people should do and it's unfortunately not often enough done is avoid using credit cards to pay for your medical debts. the issue there, when you use a credit card with a high interest rate, all of a sudden that debt grows and gross and compounds the problem.
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instead, try and get a low-interest rate loan from a credit union also reaching out to those family and friends, reaching out to that inner circle of people is helpful, too. >> last but not least, should i use my retirement savings to pay down debt snimts absolutely not. the experts say the retirement savings are one of the few things where creditors, if they are coming after you, they cannot touch those retirement savings so you want to try and keep those safe, leave them be. >> all right. good advice. rebecca jarvis, as always, thank you so much. maggie. >> thanks hair reef. face it halloween is all about the candy and nobody knows sweets better than dylan lauren she's author of dylan's candy bar unwrap your sweet life which just came out recently. she's also ceo the chain of dylan candy bar stores. my favorite and my daughter's favorite place on earth. welcome. >> thank you. happy halloween. >> congrats on the book, really fun, a lot of fun facts about candy. a lot of what we'll show you
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this morning is a i would to make your halloween party or candy digs play more special than ever. >> fun ways to entertain and the book shows for every holiday how to make a special occasion more colorful with candies. everyone loves candy especially adults during holiday parties, people don't realize halloween is not just for kids. >> you have everything from gummy brains, gummy skeletons, gummy worms, gummy eyeballs. >> gummy eyeballs. >> fingers, cent peeks, we carry gummy everything but the grosser the better. one of the great centerpieces skewer them very easily because they go through the skewer very well. >> even kids would like to do this. >> really, it's a fun craft to do then for a party, as a centerpiece or like to dip it in this chocolate mud. it could be chocolate pudding and put it in this calderon, line it with jellybeans to hold
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it up. it is fun and a gate little cocktail, on the glass, as well. >> colorful and cool. >> and disgusting but yummy. >> which is what we want. i love this ba candy corn is relatively inexpensive. >> it is. >> nothing says halloween like it. >> these are really chewy. i don't know if you want to try it. >> i've already had some. >> so have i. >> like the fall colors. it now comes in 24 different colors and flavors from cinnamon, raspberry, cherry but the will original is really the best. because it is such an iconic candies, you can make votives taking a glass jar or votive, filling them with different colored candy corns or any candy works. to be safe you can use this sort of non-fire candle and stick it in. >> a great idea. >> these are in the book to show you like this is beautiful, too. >> a centerpiece -- >> yeah, and the sunflowers for fall and all the beautiful candy lady. >> i got it. >> put it inside the jar and
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took another jar with the flowers like that so the water doesn't get on the candy. >> yeah. another pretty way to celebrate. you can keep the leftover candies after hole wean you don't want to eat just to decorate more. >> i read about it in your book. it is still most popular? >> it is. is it started in 1880. it is such an iconic candy and just so good. like 15 at. >> is it your favorite? >> it is only like 120 calories. >> for a handful. >> how many? good. finally all about vampires in movies and pop culture so of course we have a vampire display. >> this is one of my favorite items in dylan's candy bar, this is the blood bag, it is so disgusting. >> wailt. you sell this just like this on the store. >> we have it on an ivy thing, it is so great. it is cherry juice but looks like blood.
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people who dress as vampires can carry it on their coat. it cuts open, you can put it in your drink as flavoring but it is so -- it looks real. >> it does. this might be better if adults. you give a kid this whole thing and they will be bouncing off the walls v. cool, though, for a party. >> these are vampire fangs, bite me lollipops made out of jock lat and really just fun and come with a little vampire teeth accessory you could use as part of your costume. we have all these different lollipops, the skulls, i love vampires and go to all these really weird ones scorpions, real scorpions are in that lollipop. >> oh, my god. >> again, the grosser, the better. >> we have shown you so many options you have no excuse not to be creative this halloween. dylan lauren, thank you so much. >> thanks. >> for more on these holiday yidz go to our website, which is earlyshow.cbsnews.com. we'll be right back. ♪ they did the monster mash ♪ it was a graveyard smash ,,
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our state is in a real mess. and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. we have to make some tough decisions. we have to live within our means. we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that. good morning. well, i want to start off with a shot of 880 fro oakland. the northbound lanes are jammed past the coliseum. no reports of accidents, just lots of cars and it is barely
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moving. northbound 880 from 238 to the maze, right now clocking in around 40 minutes. and unfortunately we got a phone call from david with the kcbs phone force there was an accident southbound 880 approaching embarcadero fifth and traffic is backed up in the southbound lanes to about the 980 merge so a lot of congestion there. northbound 85 one lane blocked. heavy in the northbound lanes of 280 in san jose. there was another accident near cupertino. so that is not helping matters, either. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. well, our forecast for today, here we are, ocean beach, a few high clouds in there but it is beautiful. plenty of sunshine along the coastline but it's also a little chilly today. here's a look at what you can expect later on this afternoon. chilly for the morning, mild temperatures for the afternoon. today's highs in the upper 50s along the coast, the upper 60s at the bay and the lower 70s inland. showers possible thursday, friday, saturday and sunday with cooler temperatures
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