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good morning. travel time. on this memorial day holiday weekend, americans, despite the high cost of fuel, are heading out in big numbers. we'll tell you what's going on on the road, the rails, and in the sky. presidential politics. more republicans are about to throw their hat into the ring. could they be chasing sarah palin as she begins her one nation bus tour? and signs of hope. as joplin, missouri, cleans up and searches for its missing, we found one couple whose love offers hope for the future of that devastated city. all that and more, "early" this saturday morning, may 28th, all that and more, "early" this saturday morning, may 28th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs
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there's a sunny start to the holiday weekend. good morning, welcome to "the early show." i'm rebecca jarvis. >> and i'm russ mitchell. hope you're having a great holiday weekend so far. >> hope it's off to a great start. >> it promises to be a very busy memorial day weekend, aaa says more americans will hit the road this year compared to last. despite those gas prices averaging $3.80 a gallon nationwide. joining us from the new jersey turnpike is the national spokesperson for aaa, troy green. good morning to you. >> good morning, russ. >> in terms of numbers, troy, how many folks are expect the to be out on the roads this weekend? >> we're projecting 34.9 million americans will travel this weekend. that's up only 0.2% or 100,000 more travelers this year compared to last year. that number would be significantly greater if not for the headwinds created by some very expensive gasoline prices.
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>> yes, those gas prices obviously a big factor there. compared to last memorial day, where are we? >> right now, the national average is $3.80 a gallon. last year we were paying $2.75 a gallon. so we are paying more than a dollar more per gallon for gasoline this year when compared to last year. and you still have certain parts of the country, hawaii, california, new york, washington, d.c., chicago, that are still paying over $4 a gallon. >> wow. but as we say that there is some good news out there, right? gas prices are coming down somewhat? >> a slight measure of good news. prices are down about 20 cents compared to the first week of may. however, the bad news, russ, we're still paying near $4 a gallon, unfortunately. >> okay. you talk about all those people out on the road. i wonder with the high gas prices is it affecting the way people travel? are they doing shorter trips? >> yeah, some people are going to be taking shorter trips. on average, travel spending is down about $100 compared to last
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year. motorists are expecting to pay 16% more for fuel, russ. however, they're expecting to pay 20% less on shopping, and 30% less on entertainment and recreation. so they're going to compensate for the high fuel price cost by spending less in other areas of the travel budget. >> i see. let's talk about the airlines now. how many people are expected to fly this weekend? >> we're expecting 2.93 million americans will take to the skies this weekend. and that's up about 11.5% compared to a year ago. so that increase in air travel is actually offsetting a slight decrease in automobile travel. >> in the northeast, especially, a lot of us take trains here and there. how is railroad traffic this weekend? >> we're expecting 3% of all holiday travelers to travel by train, bus or other mode. and that equates to about 1.1 million americans. >> troy, i'm wondering, it's memorial day weekend, is it usually an indicator as to how
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many people are going to travel over the summer? >> i think it can be, russ. we really are going to have to keep our eyes out on the price of gasoline. we expect the price of gasoline to continue to decline slightly. and, of course, the more the prices at the pump come down, the more likely it is that people are going to try to travel this summer. >> i'm looking behind you, the new jersey turnpike moving along very nicely. any final tip of advice for people as they head out this morning? >> i think it's very important that everyone buckle their safety belts. also, avoid driving while under the influence of alcohol, and finally, stay away from driving while distracted. we want everyone to arrive at their destination safely. >> okay. good advice. troy green, aaa, thanks a lot. >> thank you. >> now here's rebecca. >> russ, thank you. now we turn to the tornado devastation in joplin, missouri. the death toll there has risen to 132. another 156 people are still missing. and the first funerals are being held now. cbs news correspondent ben tracy
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is in joplin with the latest. ben, good morning. >> good morning, rebecca. it's hard to tell but i'm standing inside of what was once someone's home. this appears to have been somebody's bedroom. when you walk around here there are clothes and shoes from someone's closet everywhere. even a stack of intact and unopened mail. but, of course, the priority here in joplin right now is identifying those who have died and notifying their families. and while that process continues, so does the enormous task of cleaning all of this up. there is so much in the way, and yet so little left. >> just -- nothing. i figured the garage would survive. >> reporter: so now it's the small things that are big needs. >> hello. >> we need some food. >> food and water? >> food and water. this community just really came together and bonded together, and helped one another. and it's amazing. >> reporter: 20,000 volunteers have registered to help. shelters are housing the
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homeless. aid is pouring in from individuals and corporations across the country. >> you can only do so much laundry a day. >> reporter: they are washing people's clothes for free. >> everything is so filthy. everything is gone. >> reporter: and stocking them with water jugs. >> you need some extra little ones? >> reporter: but even with so much giving, there is no escaping the loss. >> when you lose someone, you want them with you right away. >> reporter: after five days, these sisters finally got their father's body released from the morgue. dean wells was at work at this home depot when the tornado ripped through the building. he died wearing his orange apron. >> it was hard to sit and watch my mother cry and worry about where her husband was. you know. i mean, she just wants him nearby. >> reporter: now dean's funeral will be held later today. but in a sign of hope, a couple here in joplin, their church not touched by the tornado, plans to go through with their wedding this afternoon. rebecca? >> yeah, ben tracy in joplin, thank you so much. we'll be speaking with that couple shortly later in the program.
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joining us now with the latest on the rescue and recovery efforts is the mayor of jop minimum mike wolveston. good morning, mr. mayor. >> good morning, rebecca. >> obviously it has been a very tough week. almost a week since the tornadoes struck your town. how is it coping right now? >> i think pretty well. i was just thinking as i was waiting here, on tuesday afternoon, less than 48 hours after the event i saw people out going through their homes, searching for personal mementos trying to salvage what they could. on i believe it was thursday morning, less than 96 hours after the event, i actually saw a building going back up. walls were up. they were putting up roof rafters. and i believe it was yesterday morning, our public school district announced that they had begun reconstruction and rebuilding of one of our newer middle schools that they'd been in for just under a year. i think the community's coping pretty well. but obviously it's still quite a shock for us. it will take some time to get
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through from an emotional standpoint. it's a pretty tough community and they'll respond. >> what we've seen in the pictures coming out of the community is everyone joining together in this effort to rebuild. there are still these 156 missing people. what kind of search and recovery efforts are under way to find them? >> we continue to search all the properties we have completed a couple of days ago at least four searches, two of those searches completely with dogs. we'll continue to search, and as we go through and do our cleanup, we will not stop searching for our people until the last piece of debris is removed from the last parcel of property. we will continue to search for our folks. >> the president will be visiting your town tomorrow for a memorial service. what would you like him to see? >> just like to show him the level of devastation here. i think it's difficult to comprehend, and i know so many people have watched your show and seen photos of the area. but, the photos i don't think really do it justice because you don't get the panoramic view of
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how widespread it really is. unless you've been through something like this and have a frame of reference i think it is a bit difficult to comprehend. >> it's such a good point. also there has been some looting, unfortunately in your town. some people have gone through and looted some of these homes that have been destroyed. what are you doing at this point to make sure that doesn't happen more? we initially tried to set up a permitting process that would require folks to provide some identification and get some sort of a name badge to be in particular areas. but we found that was somewhat cumbersome. wasn't working well. so we immediately changed that process. and now we're just saturating the area with law enforcement. we have a curfew from 9:00 in the evening until 6:00 in the morning and trying to make sure that we're saturated in those areas where that might occur. we have had, i believe, according to the police chief, about 17 cases of that. but we're very watchful for that, and my advice to the chief was be that we should prosecute those people to the fullest
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extent. the last thing we need is someone in here taking advantage of people who are in probably the worst position ever in their lives. and i think we should be very aggressive in going after those people. >> yeah, absolutely. a lot of people have been watching this story all week wondering what can i do? how can i help? at this point in your town's rebuilding what can people watching at home do to help? >> i think probably the biggest thing that they can do, and i've honestly overwhelmed by the response we've gotten from people, not only from the region and the state, but from nationally, and we have fielded calls from the news media internationally. and so we've got a lot of donated goods coming in. a lot of folks calling wanting to come in and help volunteer. but, at this point, our needs are going to be rather long-term, and we've got a lot of donations of goods, water, food, clothing, all those kinds of things. i would suggest that probably if somebody wanted to do something that couldn't come here, probably a financial donation would be the best thing, and we've got a couple of avenues how they can do that.
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but finances will be needed, as i said, months and even years out, and probably some of the things that we'll need then we don't even recognize right now. probably just financial donations would be the easiest way. >> thank you for joining us. myer make wolveston we appreciate it. best of luck to you and your city. president obama is in poland this morning winding up his four-nation six-day visit to europe. cbs news chief white house correspondent chip reid is traveling with the president and joins us now from warsaw, the capital. chip, good morning to you. >> well, good morning, russ. among the issues on the agenda here in poland are missile defense and helping poland develop their massive deposits of natural gas. the president also went out of his way to assure not just poland, but all of the nations of eastern and central europe that they are important u.s. allies. >> we have taken great inspiration from the blossoming of freedom, and economic growth
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in this region. and we're confident that will continue and we want to be a part of that process of strengthening your democracy, strengthening your economies, and be a full partner. >> reporter: president obama's remarks came at a dinner in warsaw, for eastern and central european leaders. the president began his visit here with a wreath-laying ceremony at poland's tomb of the unknown soldier, where he met with elderly veterans who fought nazi germany in world war ii. the next stop was the monument to the ghetto heroes, a memorial honoring the thousands of poll be jews killed in the 1943 uprising against the occupying nazis. today, president obama holds meetings with polish leaders at the presidential palace. one person he won't be seeing is former polish president lech walesa, the founder of the solidarity movement which is credited with ending communism here, says the timing isn't right, and he doesn't want to be seen as a photo-op prop. the president returns to the
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white house later today. he'll spend only one night at the white house, then he's off to joplin, missouri, where he'll attend a memorial service and meet with the families of the victims of that horrible tornado. russ? >> chirngs the president, of course, has spent some time on this trip talking about the arab spring, a reference to the democratic uprisings in the middle east and northern africa. what message is he trying to get across to the european people? >> well, he spent quite a bit of time here in poland talking about the arab spring. he said that poland is a wonderful example for the people of those arab countries, because poland, of course, rose up, the people rose up and cast off a dictator. >> all right, chip reid in warsaw. safe travels home. thanks a lot, chip. obama capped his six-day visit to europe, here at home, the field of republicans who want his job appears to be taking shape. one of those is former governor sarah palin perhaps who takes off on a bus trip tomorrow that has all the trappings of a presidential campaign. here to discuss the latest developments is cbs news political analyst john dickerson. of course he's in d.c.
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john, good morning to you. >> good morning, russ. >> so as we look ahead over the next few days michele bachmann and mitt romney expected to make it official. sarah palin announces this bus trip. do you think her decision had anything to do with these other folks saying i'm going to come out now and make an announcement? >> well, they were moving towards making an announcement so the dates of their announcement was probably fixed. but the announcement of the announcement for those candidates, at least in mitt romney's case, he announced that next week in new hampshire he'll make it official. that came on the heels of the palin news. one of the reason they string out these announcements is so that they can jump into the news cycle when they need to. romney was able to do that right after the palin news so he was a part of the conversation. >> from a political standpoint, i guess a legal standpoint as far as campaign laws are concerned, when does sarah palin have to announce? how long can she wait? >> she's got some time. she can continue this dance where is she or isn't she getting in the race? she's got till the fall. so she can go out there, test the waters, continue to talk about the things that interest her, and if she decides in the
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end not to run, she hasn't hurt her brand, which is only burnished by getting out there and meeting with the folks who love her so much. >> the white house would never talk about this publicly, but from what you're hearing and from what you're seeing out there, who would the white house like to see as an opponent in 2012? >> well, they do come pretty close to saying they'd love to see sarah palin be the nominee. and why would they love that? well, because she, among voters, is unpopular. and also, particularly among independent voters. she's quite unpopular. 70% saying they wouldn't vote for her. they also had serious qualms about her qualifications for office. but if they're cocky about sarah palin being the nominee, they have to worry about her getting in the race at all. because, what could happen is while she might not get the nomination, her entrance into the race would create a lot of interest in the republican field, and a lot of voters would be watching these debates and things, while they may not sign up with sarah palin they might see another candidate, tim pawlenty or mitt romney and think, wow, maybe they'd make a good president.
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>> again those are the candidates that worry the white house the most? >> you can tell pretty much who worries the white house by who they target. now, targeting doesn't necessarily mean they're critical. in fact the white house does it by killing them with kindness. they talk about mitt romney's plan for health care in massachusetts, how that was a model for the obama effort. well, that's poison inside the republican race, where they attack romney for his health care plan in massachusetts. and they do the same thing with john huntsman, former ambassador to china, ambassador under president obama. they said he did a great job and that, of course, is also problematic for huntsman within the republican race because the republicans wonder what he was doing working for president obama. so those are two that worry the president, and at the white house. >> i read somewhere where in one poll, rudy giuliani, who is not even in the race, is on top. does that say anything to you? >> well, it says that the story line continues. which is that a lot of republicans are not happy with the current field. rudy giuliani is not particularly running. he's not in a lot of polls. he had a rather disastrous race
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last time in 2008. he started at the top of the polls and then went straight down. but what it shows is that, in an associated press poll recently, 45% of republicans said they weren't happy with the current field. and so this unfocused unhappiness kind of attaches to whoever is out there, even if those people aren't necessarily running. >> john dickerson in washington. as always, thanks a lot. >> thanks, russ. >> see you next time. >> it is now 17 minutes past the hour. time for a look at the rest of the morning's headlines. let's go to cbs news correspondent and "morning news" anchor betty nguyen at the news desk. >> good morning. the pressure on libyan leader moammar gadhafi to step down is increasing. this morning, nato warplanes attacked tripoli, the capital, in a rare daytime attack. now this comes after several nighttime bombing raids on friday. russia, which until now had been a critic of the nato bombings, and a longtime ally of gadhafi, is reportedly trying to mediate a deal for his departure. a california man is now in beijing, after his release from north korea.
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eddie jun has been detained for six months after being accused of spreading christianity, which is a crime in north korea. u.s. envoy robert king won his release. he is expected to return to the u.s. in a day or two. firefighters are making progress this morning against a fierce wind-driven wild fire at popular resorts north of los angeles. the lake isabella blaze burned more than two square miles. hundreds of homes are threatened, forcing evacuations. there are no reported injuries. thousands of public and private swimming pools may be closed this holiday weekend. the consumer product safety commission recalled nearly 1 million drain covers, installed within the last 2 1/2 years. the problem, the covers could trap swimmers by pulling them toward the drain and causing thome drown. no injuries have been reported. and gil scott heron, described by many as the godfather of rap, has died. he recorded dozens of albums known for a signature blend of
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percussion, politics, and poetry. his best-known work was the revolution will not be televised. gil scott heron was 62 years old. it's about 19 minutes past the hour. now here's russ and rebecca. >> betty, thanks a lot. just had an album out last year. critically acclaimed. sad loss for us. >> it is a big loss. here is lonnie quinn with a first check of our weather. >> look at the little summer suits russ and i pulled out for the big day. >> love it. >> the unofficial start to summer. i want to talk about the extremes that are out there weatherwise on this memorial weekend. snow flies high in the northern rockies. whereas frisbees fly on the east coast. and there's a little fly in the ointment for the southwest. i'm not talking about rain. in fact it's the lack of rain and the bigtime heat out there. tucson to santa fe to midland, texas. 90 degrees up to 105 anywhere in this big swath of red. humidity levels, i mean, they don't get any lower than that. 5% to 10%, you're dry, you're
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hot, you have got to be so careful with any kind of an open flame as you try to start a barbecue. please be careful. this is just ripe for those wildfires that you heard betty talking about just a moment ago. >> all right, everybody, whatever the weather is doing where you are this memorial day weekend, you have a great holiday and take some time to remember what the holiday's all about. russ, rebecca over to you. >> okay, lonnie. for many americans, memorial day means a long weekend, and perhaps gathering with family and friends. >> but we should never forget why this holiday is observed. it is observed to honor those who paid the ultimate price for serving their country. and cbs news correspondent whit johnson is at the air force
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memorial just outside arlington national cemetery with more. whit, good morning. >> rebecca, good morning to you. on monday, president obama will deliver some remarks and lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns. it's just one of the traditions that arlington national cemetery, a place that on this holiday has such deep meaning for so many. one flag for one soul. and at arlington national cemetery, nearly 300,000 now decorate this hallowed ground. for the past 40 years, at the start of memorial day weekend, the old guard has carried out this mission with the greatest of care. the sense of calm and order here is in stark contrast to the chaos of battle. after a decade of fighting in iraq and afghanistan, nearly 6,000 american troops have been killed in action. the losses weigh heavily on defense secretary robert gates, and it was evident friday when
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he delivered a commencement speech at the u.s. naval academy. >> i have come to work every day with a sense of personal responsibility for each and every young american in uniform. as if you were my own sons and daughters. my only prayer -- is that you serve with honor and come home safely. >> reporter: but for those who do not come home safely, this holiday weekend is for them. at ft. bragg a tribute to 30 fallen soldiers. >> these were men who heard and responded to a different voice. >> reporter: in north charleston, south carolina, the body of army private chesray pressley comes home to the wife and daughter he's left behind. his funeral is monday, memorial day. a cruel reminder that even as we honor those who sacrificed, thousands more are still on the front lines.
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and president obama summed up his thoughts in a memorial day proclamation, saying quote, we bear a heavy burden of responsibility to uphold the founding principles so many died defending. rebecca? >> thank you so much, whit johnson. obviously a really significant time for our country, to think about the past, to think about the future, and we thank everyone who is serving this country. >> we certainly do. coming up this saturday morning, you may not be covered. how to make sure you can rebuild your home if it's damaged during a natural disaster. >> and then later what the jury did not hear. another bombshell allegation of sexual abuse during the murder trial of casey anthony in orlando, florida. @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@3q
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becky j. you had some week, did you not? >> this has been obviously sort of almost a surreal week for many parts of the country, particularly the midwest. and a devastating week for many parts of the country, and particularly the midwest. i was going there, to oklahoma, for an oil story on tuesday -- >> and got caught in the storm? >> as we were heading there in flight all of a sudden we learned that there are, you know, tornadoes coming really in the direction of where we were heading. >> cushing. >> this was a mega tornado. the largest out there. i'm from texas, tornado alley, you get used to hearing the warnings and whatnot. >> exactly. >> but when you see a monster storm like this, i don't even know how you prepare. >> the fact is you look at the video, because there's so much video that is now captured. people at home have these little cameras and get really high def
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pictures. amazing look of shots. to see them actually in video format, it's amazing stuff. everybody wants to know why. why are these things so strong this year? look, in the summertime, the country's temperature, it's all -- everybody's hot. new york, everybody's hot. the wintertime, everybody's cold. okay. this time of year you get huge extremes. you have temperatures in the triple digits in one area and then you go less than 300 miles away you've got temperatures below freezing and you get that big clash of the hot and cold. >> at one point in your trip you found yourself driving toward the tornado? >> we were actually driving from tulsa stoords stillwater, we hear the tornado is coming towards us. we turned around and went back to tulsa and we stopped at a walmart. like you mentioned, everybody, you know, in the midwest is accustomed to this type of thing. they hear about it. but even in that walmart people were stocking up, they were saying this is going to be different. than what we've done in the past. >> you heard it. did you have a visual on it? could you see it? >> we could not see it, thank goodness. >> you weren't that close. >> we're glad you're back. >> good to be home.
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in every bottle. french's. happy starts here. holiday weekend in the big city and everywhere. beautiful view of central park south on a saturday morning. fleet week in new york this week. a lot of sailors around town. >> they're everywhere. >> we're going to get outside and meet some folks. welcome back. i'm russ mitchell. >> and i'm rebecca jarvis. we are obviously following today the tornadoes that hit joplin, missouri. of course it destroyed thousands of homes. many had homeowners insurance. but are they covered by that insurance in the event of this kind of catastrophe? we're going to show you how to make sure you have the right coverage if there's a major storm or a disaster hitting your area. >> also this morning, 8 out of 10 americans suffer back pain at some point in their lives.
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so we'll take a look at how some simple exercises can help you keep your back in shape and ease your pain. but first up this half hour the murder trial of casey anthony. the florida mother accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter resumes this morning. last week the trial began with a bombshell. the defense claimed that anthony's daughter caylee accidentally drowned in a swimming pool. now anthony's team is leveling more charges that their client was sexually abused. mike deforest of our orlando station wkmg is in orlando with the very latest. mike, good morning. >> good morning, russ. the case against casey anthony day four began with a motion for a mistrial. the defense claims a character attacks against casey have prejudiced the jury. that motion was denied, and then the focus returned to little caylee, as well as the car mother casey was driving around in the weeks after her daughter disappeared. there were tears from casey anthony when her brother's fiancee took the stand right. mallory parker described the relationship between casey and the daughter she's accused of murdering as amazing.
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>> she seemed caylee had a very special bond. >> reporter: a bond the state questioned, first by showing surveillance videos of casey shopping while caylee was allegedly missing, and later when describing a smell in the car where the state says casey stashed her daughter's body. casey abandoned the car in late june, and her parents picked it up from a tow yard mid july. george anthony noticed something wrong when he opened the car door. >> i did smell a pretty -- pretty strong odor. >> was that the odor of a -- a human corpse? >> yes. >> reporter: but the defense says caylee's body was never in the car. in an explosive opening statement on tuesday, jose baez claimed his client's daughter drowned accidentally on june 16th, and that george found the body. >> and shortly thereafter george began to yell at her. look what you've done! your mother will never forgive you, and you will go to jail for child neglect for the rest of
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your frickin' life. >> reporter: baez also claimed george sexually abused his daughter. and it was that abuse which led casey to break from reality in difficult times. the prosecution contends those accusations are lies, cooked up by casey to explain her behavior during the time her daughter was missing. in those 31 days, casey partied with friends, even rented movies with her boyfriend. the same day the defense says caylee died. >> at any time that you saw her that night did she ever cry? >> no. >> did she ever act scared? >> nope. >> did she ever act nervous? >> no. >> a parade of casey anthony's friends and acquaintances took the stand this week. all of them say that casey anthony seemed happy and normal and never mentioned that her little girl was missing. but they also all agree that she seemed to be a good mother who genuinely loved her dater. it's a conflict that only the ry will be able to reconcile. russ?
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>> mike deforest in orlando, thank you so much. joining us now to discuss the anthony murder trial is criminologist and legal analyst casey jordan. >> good morning, russ. >> this testimony by the father yesterday, you said when you heard that, you went, whoa. >> yeah. it's been a surprise since day one. on tuesday, even though those of us who are following this knew that an accident defense was the only way that the defense could come out of the box and get the jury's attention, we were still shocked, not just by the allegation and the exact date, that she died on june 16th by drowning in the pool, that's what the defense is saying, but also, of course, that casey was sexually abused. they were very graphic about that. so everything that's been happening since then, especially in george anthony's testimony, because he gets called back all the time. >> a third time, right? >> yeah. >> has been really fascinating. i mean the drama unfolds on a daily basis. >> let's talk about the war of words in the courtroom. the state trying to portray casey as this unfit mother who didn't care when her child was missing. the defense saying no she was a caring mother and she had a track record of being a caring mother. who is winning that battle? >> it could go either way, russ.
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because what they are is humanizing her. and i think they are very effective. the defense is painting her. we have video of her really showing a loving relationship with this child. and, of course, a witness yesterday who said they had a very special bond. their relationship was amazing. but what you do when you paint that picture is raise further questions about how, if they had that amazing mother/child bond, could she be so completely, without emotion, in the hours and the days following the death of her child. whether caylee died of an accident or was murdered how could she go and get a video and watch it with her boyfriend within hours after this loving mother with a bond knew her baby was dead? >> a procedure question. a former boyfriend of casey's testified that she had told him -- casey said she had been abused by her brother, her brother tried to sexually abuse her. the jury didn't hear that. why was the jury not allowed to hear that testimony? >> because it would be prejudicial. now what the judge did was allow him to proffer testimony outside the presence of a jury. and what that does is preserve that testimony for the future.
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the defense will want to use that to refute the allegation of a recent fabrication. the idea that she recently made that up just to help her defense. but, i think it totally backfired on them, because what the boyfriend said was not a huge deal. he said that she never said her mother abused her. and that the brother just tried to, you know, feel her up, but it didn't happen. she stopped it. that doesn't elevate to the level of sexual abuse this jury's going to be looking for to explain her behavior. >> when all is said and done do you expect casey anthony to take the stand? >> i don't see how she cannot. based on that explosive opening statement by the defense, and the allegations made against her father george anthony, it is her word against his. there is no other proof. there have no other witnesses we know of who are going to corroborate the sexual abuse. if she doesn't get on the stand and say what happened to her at the hands of her father i think this defense will fall on its face. >> is it also risky for her to do this? >> tremendously. now this is what everybody's waiting for. is she going to crack under the pressure?
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is the prosecution going to shred her? or is she such an accomplished liar, which nobody -- i mean nobody disputes she's a pathological liar. has she elevated it to the level of being able to pass a polygraph? i call it the primal fear ability to lie so well you can fool your own defense attorneys. is she that good that she could get on the stand, tell a lie, and completely fool this jury? everybody wants to know. >> and testimony continues today. casey jordan. thanks a lot. >> always great to be here. >> we appreciate it. it is now 7:37. 37 minutes past the hour depending on where you are. lonnie quinn has another check of the weather. >> good morning, everybody. weather headlines. a washout in wyoming. at least in northern portions of the state. new mexico, melts. temperatures for some of you in the state will be topping the 100 degree mark. and it is a summer situation on the jersey shore. i'm talking now swimming in the waters. look at this. the jersey shore today, water temperatures throughout your memorial day weekend around 65 degrees. hey, that's beach weather. you go down to miami beach, the
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water temperature, 82 degrees. i mean, of course you're jumping in the water down there. then you push out to gold beach, oregon, 56 degrees. it's a little touch and go, right? but up in camden, maine, you're swimming if you're a seal. 49 degrees in the water. the big picture is going to show you we are watching some storms develop in the midsection of the country. that's the sort of thing we expect this time of the year. and yes, there's a chance they could be severe especially around the nebraska area. >> all right, everybody, have a very happy memorial day weekend. rebecca over to you. >> thank you. up next, it is a mistake that could literally cost you your home. how to make sure you've got the
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in this morning's "moneywatch," narm disasters and your home. deadly tornadoes this year have damaged and destroyed tens thousands of houses, and a new poll shows that people in tornado zones have the highest number of homes without hazard insurance. so how can you make sure you've got the right coverage to keep you secure? here with some advice is personal finance expert regina lewis. great to have you with us. obviously something very timely to talk about. those people who lost their homes in joplin, what can they expect right now in terms of the rebuilding and recovery? >> well, the rewards are varying in terms of what they can expect in terms of monetary compensation. but the sequence is interesting. a lot of them are getting turned down by fema, and they're discouraged by that. but it's a sequencing thing. fema is very careful about rewarding redundant coverage. in this case, something that might be covered by your homeowner's insurance because tornado is a wind event and often that is covered. also a lot of people don't realize, most of the aid comes in the form of a loan.
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and that's the catch. it is a loan. >> it has to be repaid. >> exactly, that does have to be paid back. >> you are better off in some cases taking that loan, settling the insurance claim, once you get that money, paying back the loan. so you can get started rebuilding. >> obviously you want to be conservative if you're going to take a loan out. >> yes. >> in term of homeowners insurance, how much does that cover here? >> in the case of a wind event tornadoes would be covered. the things that are not covered are things like earthquakes, flooding. that is the biggie, the number one thing that catches people. land slides, natural fires. for all of this you need disaster insurance which is supplemental. >> disaster insurance. but it can be expensive, that catastrophic coverage? >> sure, it's all done by a risk assessment based on where you live. and you can be sure the insurance companies have run those numbers. but you've got to remember these catastrophic events are just off the charts. they level your home. so take something like hurricane insurance, if the annual people is $1,074, let's say over ten years you're spending roughly
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$10,000, fema will tell you six inches of water in your basement, that is 25 grand right off the top, and that's before you replace any of the contents. needless to say that would pay for itself. >> when you look at the map of the country there are certain locations where you're going to want to have certain types of insurance coverage because you're just more prone to these disasters. >> absolutely. it's all about propensity. you can look online to see what your risk is. for instance, this is tornado alley, you'll see the high risk, the slight risk. that doesn't mean that tornadoes don't happen elsewhere. hurricanes. different areas of the country, very damaging. in fact half of all catastrophes are related to hurricanes. >> related to hurricanes. what about disaster insurance? how should people approach that? >> a couple of different things. you really want to look for the word replace versus repair. because, we've seen the footage from joplin. those are not repair scenarios. those are complete replace scenarios. also understand your deductible. sometimes it's not a hard and fast number like $300 or $500 which we're used to with automobiles. it's a percentage, like 10%. if you have $300,000 worth of
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earthquake damage on the foundation of your home, 10% of that is 30 grand up front that you need to understand that number, especially if you don't have access to cash. >> what about in terms of insurance claims, and making claims after a disaster has taken place? are there time frames we need to know about? what should people be doing? >> usually about 60 days and they're very careful about giving you lots of different options. you can call, go to some of their centers. can you apply online. if you've got a claim that's less than $1,000, the general rule of thumb is take care of that yourself. because, of course, they do keep track of the amount of claims that you make. so a catastrophic situation is a little bit different. >> because your premium could go up after that. >> yes. >> are there any kinds of insurance you say you don't need them no matter who you are? >> i think you want to look at the caps. a lot of these, even the disaster insurance do have caps. we'll give you $5,000 to replace the contents of your home. if you lived in a home for 30 years, odds are you have more than $5,000 worth of stuff there. might not even be worth it. regina lewis, thanks so much.
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always read the fine print. and for more on disaster insurance, visit our sister website, cbsmoneywatch.com. and now here's russ. >> okay, rebecca, thank you. up next, if you suffer from back pain, like nearly 80% of americans, we're going to show you some simple exercises that will keep you on your feet. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. [ thinking ] oh, gourmet deliciousness... i want you tonight! [ female announcer ] wish granted. lean cuisine has a fresh new bag. lean cuisine market creations steam meals. like new chicken poblano with tender white meat chicken, crisp veggies, in a savory cheddar sauce. new from lean cuisine.
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in this morning's "healthwatch," back pain. it affects 80% of americans at one time or another. and exercise may be the key to getting back on your feet and staying there. here with some simple exercises to help ease that ache is dr. holly phillips. it is great to see you. >> great to see you, too, russ. >> why is back pain so common? >> really for very two simple reasons. the first is that it's so easy to injury your back doing everyday activities, something as lifting light things, driving, even sitting at your computer. and the second reason is that once you injury your back, it's so easy to reinjure your back. >> yeah. >> that it becomes a very dangerous cycle. >> you touch on this. the common causes of this, something, doing something i
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shouldn't do? >> the primary cause is just muscle strain, muscle overuse, and muscle injury. but there can also be issues with the spinal column itself, with the bones within the spinal column and herniated disks. there are a number of reasons that we can all end up with back pain. >> looking at an x-ray right there on the screen. what can you tell us about this in terms of where back pain normally occurs? >> this is an x-ray of the low back. and what we really focus on when we're thinking about back pain is that space in between the bones. this space in here is called the intra-space. this is a althy spine. but in somebody who has back pain we might see a narrowing of that space. that can be a herniated disk or osteoporosis, fractures, and what that does is it compresses nerves as they come off the spinal column and causes excrushating pain. >> let's talk about some of those exercises. swimming, a great way to alleviate back pain. what does it do to the muscles? >> swimming is just a great low impact activity. but i have to warn back pain sufferers.
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the idea is not to be michael phelps. it's just do some light walking in the pool, some float being, very light strokes if you want to do some laps in the pool. what you should avoid is twisting exercises. they can hyperextend the low back and make any injury worse. but ultimately it's great. it increases athletic ability, and really helps to heal those muscles. >> don't go crazy in the pool. all right. walking you said can be great, as well. >> sure. again, just a low impact aerobic exercise. we have to keep in mind, aerobic exercises help our muscles to use oxygen more efficient. and well oxygenated muscles really are less likely to get injured. not only are we helping our pack bane but we're also preventing it going forward. >> knee and chest exercises. >> particularly, if your back pain feels better when you sit down, knee to the chest is a very, very good exercise for you. it stretches out your low back, and strengthens what we call the core or the abdominal muscles.
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that whole thing makes your spinal column more secure, more stable, and you're less likely to get injured and you'll feel better. >> good to do this stuff before you work out, as well. the last exercise we're going to talk about is called bridging. >> bridging is an extension exercise. they do a lot of it in yoga. it's ideal for people whose back pain starts to feel better if you're standing up and walking, then you should do this a few times a day. maybe two or three minutes a few times a day and you'll start to see those muscles strengthen and you'll start to experience less pain. >> bottom line some of this stuff you can't help but you want to tell people don't do anything crazy. >> no, no. absolutely not. just a few minutes a day and also get clearance from your doctor beforehand. there are some injuries that should strictly be rested. but for the most part if you have back pain staying active will help. >> and age is not necessarily a factor. >> not at all. it can affect everyone. >> you feeling good? >> i am. i've actually got a little back pain now that we're mentioning it. >> holly. one month left.
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stick around. so father's day is a couple weeks away. >> yes. >> we at the early show came up with what we think is a great way to honor dad out there. basically if you love your dad, and we hope everybody does, write us here at the cbs "early" show. >> why. >> honor thy father. exactly. go to our website. send us a note. tell us why your father is so cool. and the winner, tell me if i'm wrong, the winner saturday june 18th the winner gets a trip to new york city and comes on the broadcast to sit on this couch. >> right here. >> to get grilled by lonnie. >> go to the website, cbsnews.com and tell us. >> this is so cool. wait, why don't we do this for mother's day? >> we're going to do it next year. >> but this is really cool,
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though. what a treat. >> you betcha. i am excited to see what sort of entries we get. they're going to run the spectrum, we know that. and then who gets to decide? >> oh, that's another question. >> we're not telling. we don't want to have -- >> we should have some kind of say in that, right? >> oh, it's -- >> the father's day committee is what we're being told. >> a blue ribbon committee. >> all righty. >> the big difference between mother's day and father's day. mother's day, mom wants to be pampered. dad wants to be left alone. >> i want to get in my zone. >> look, i'm making a little caveat to that last statement. i don't think all the fans -- don't want to bring my -- >> moms want to go to a spa. >> a little mani-pedi, i'm good to go. >> i was thinking electronics. >> you want a spa? >> i'll take the tv, you take the spa. >> how about that? >> we're talking -- >> right here on this couch. ,,,,,,,,
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welcome to "the early show" this holiday weekend as we take a look at central park. it's always nice to see the trees are in bloom. fantastic. >> beautiful. >> beautiful here in new york city. hope it's nice where you are, as well. i'm russ mitchell, everybody. >> and i'm rebecca jarvis. by the way, it looks beautiful outside. which is why we're having a summer celebration right here on "the early show." we've got sun screen, beach gear, great wine, great hamburgers, some hot dogs everything you need to have a great summer day. >> we're going outside. >> we'll show you how to do it. >> 1972 was very cold back then. >> it's warm now. >> let's get to our top story. the death toll in tornado
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ravaged joplin, missouri, now stands at 132. 156 people are missing or unaccounted for. the deadliest tornado to strike the u.s. in more than six decades, president obama is expected to travel there tomorrow to see the destruction firsthand and to offer a message of remembrance and hope. cbs news correspondent ben tracy is in joplin with the very latest. ben, i know it's only been a few days. six days, in fact. are there any signs of rebuilding at this point? >> well, there are some, actually. we were driving over here this morning and we saw a house that actually has a brand-new frame being built. so there are some people who are already starting to rebuild. but you know, those are few and far between. obviously when you look around here and you see all of this destruction, there's so much to clean up. just a week ago this was just a regular neighborhood. and where i'm standing was the inside of someone's house. and now this place is kind of frozen in time. take a look at this. this is basically their freezer, there's still food in the drawers. so this people have not come back to pick up their belongings. you look around this place and it's just amazing. i mean this was their closet. clothes completely ruined.
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there are shoes and clothes everywhere you look. and there's one thing i wanted to show you. you have all this destruction, all this stuff that this tornado threw around, and yet over here on this makeup table, you have these little trays of lipstick. this stuff never moved. just sitting here next to a jar of q-tips. it's when you see this stuff and think about the fact that this was really someone's home and now all of this is gone. russ? >> amazing stuff. ben tracy in joplin, missouri, we'll see you later on tonight on the "cbs evening news." rebecca? >> russ, thank you. tomorrow is a day of prayer and remembrance in joplin. but for one couple, today is a day of celebration. because despite the devastation and loss, aaron cox and brooke watson are going to get married. when the twister struck they shot this video of their frantic search for aaron's sister. her neighborhood was completely destroyed. they eventually found her and she was okay. they even found brooke's wedding dress, which was still on the rack, surrounded by the devastation. so they decided to let the
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wedding bells ring. and joining us now from joplin on their wedding day are aaron cox and brooke watson. great to have both of you with us. congratulations to both of you. >> thank you. >> thank you. thanks for having us. >> it is such an interesting story that you have, because obviously you have this devastation, but you also provide this source of hope. let's go back, aaron, to when the tornado first struck and what happened. take us through it. -- on the far south side of town. it wasn't that bad. i mean, it got a lot of hail, a lot of bad winds, but nothing like the rest of the town. so when we came out of the basement and tried to get a hold of my sister we couldn't get a call through so we decided just to hop in the car, go see if we could find her and i grabbed my video camera. i figured i'd get some video of some downed trees or something. we had no idea how bad it was. by the time we started driving we couldn't get very far. we had to abandon the car and then every subsequent block we kept going it got worse and
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worse and you realized obviously it was a lot more than downed trees. you know, the entire city was leveled. >> and the streets here look practically unrecognizable. you actually, i'm told, ran past your sister's house, didn't even realize you were there. >> yeah, actually overshot it by a block. the house across the street from her was on fire. really on fire, ablaze. and so i was just trying to get past that house, and so by the time i got to the next block the people there told me that it was 21st kentucky, which was one block too far. so i had to turn back around. then i really had to concentrate to realize the house i was looking at was my sister's house. it was unrecognizable. >> brooke, what were you thinking through all of this? i'm a bride-to-be, as well. and i'm sure it had to cross your mind that oh, my goodness, my wedding is supposed to be six days away from now, what's going to happen? >> at first i think i wasn't even on my mind. i think it was the adrenaline's pumping, and you're trying to
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find family members. but once we had kind of figured out that all of our family was accounted for, i realized, when you look around, you realize it didn't seem like anything was left in the town and so i just figured, you know, we'll have to just reschedule or find a new date or, you know, i really did not think that it was going to even be possible. but when we ran by the place where my dress was at i thought i could at least try and save my dress. it's the one thing i can kind of salvage from all of this. and luckily, i was able to get that. >> you were. and the church that you're getting married in later today was also okay. >> yes. yes. our church and our reception hall were spared from any damage. the church we're getting married at is where fema has actually set up at the moment. so we are good. we're really blessed to not have any damage to the two most important places as far as the wedding goes. >> it puts so much in perspective. aaron, if you think there's a message in all of this, what is your take away?
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>> you know, i have been really impressed watching all the news, as to how joplin has come across all this. you know, people have come together, people have really stepped forward, so the message, i don't know if the message has anything to do with our wedding. i think the message has to do with how the city has stepped forward, how people have come together for all of this. and then, if you want to tie that in to the wedding, the positive feedback and the encouragement that we got from the community and from the people involved in our wedding, you know, people have really set aside their own egos or problems, which most of the time are way bigger than ours, and have been extremely kind and forgiving throughout all of this. >> it's a wonderful story, and it's so nice to see the two of you so happy there together in the midst of all this. we hope you have a truly incredible wedding tonight. aaron cox, brooke watson, thanks so much for being with us. have a wonderful life together, and aaron enjoy seeing that dress tonight on brooke.
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>> yes. yes. i carried it a long way, so i can't wait. >> wonderful. thanks so much, guys. >> very sweet. >> it is. >> it is coming up on seven minutes past the hour. let's go over to betty nguyen for another look at the headlines. >> good morning russ and rebecca. good morning to you. palestinians in the gaza strip now have access to the outside world again. this morning, egypt reopened gaza's main gateway after a four-year blockade by both egypt and israel. the move is expected to ease economic hardship for more than 1 million people who live in gaza. israel imposed the blockade to isolate the radical hamas leadership. egypt's new lieds are have promised to improve relations with hamas. former bosnian serb army general ratko mladic could face war crimes charges in a matter of days in the netherlands. mladic was captured thursday in serbia, after 16 years on the run. he was wanted for orchestrating the worst massacre of the bosnian war. his family says he is too sick
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to be extradited. if mladic loses an appeal on monday he could be sent to the netherlands immediately to stand trial. vice president joe biden says the u.s. auto industry is sa live today, because of intervention by the obama administration. biden cited chrysler's early repayment of a federal loan. he also pointed to general motors' decision this week to add 2500 jobs at i detroit plant. biden made the announcement this morning during the administration's weekly radio and internet address. shuttle "endeavour" commander mark kelly saw his wife, arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords, for the first time from space. the couple have spoken daily since the may 16th launch. but the video conference friday allowed kelly to provide a zero gravity tour of the international space station while watching his wife's reaction. giffords remains in a houston reber rerehabilitation center where
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she's undergoing treatment for gunshot wounds in an attempted assassination. malta is the only country in the europe that does not permit divorce. but, that may soon change. some 400,000 people on the mediterranean island are voting today on a referendum to allow the practice. and malta is heavily roman catholic, and the vote is seen as a test of the catholic church's influence. results are expected by tomorrow. and the tiny northern tennessee noun of nameless may not have a conventional name but it does have an identity. today is heritage day there. and anybody with ties to the town is invited to attend. as one story goes, nameless got its name after people there failed to agree on what to call the community. maybe indecisive, tennessee? i don't know. it's nine minutes after the hour. lonnie with a check of the weather outside. hey, lonnie. >> betty, good morning to you. good morning, everybody. i got a name. i got people.
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we are back out on the plaza here at the "early" show because it's the unofficial kickoff to summer. it's also fleet week here in new york city. look at our service men and women. got to tell you, this gentleman right here, lieutenant, you said -- >> you have great hair. >> yeah. >> all right, guys. we were just talking about nameless, tennessee. let's go to those maps because it's sort of halfway between knoxville and nashville and i think although the people couldn't agree on a name for the town, they will agree they like that forecast. sunny and 85. across the country some other towns appropriately named for memorial day, patriot, indiana, 90 with a lot of sunshine. just a beautiful one in that portion of the country.
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>> this weather segment sponsored by tums. fights heartburn fast. >> i understand your wife was watching. let's get to my shotout, his wife ann. my shout-out goes to our nation's capital, washington, d.c. every year d.c. hosts the national memorial day parade. it's sponsored by the american veterans center, and it is an opportunity for thousands of patriotic americans to honor those who have sacrificed so much serving our country. we want to thank everyone for watching "the early show" on wusa-9 and i want to make my special thank you to all of our service men and women with us here today. i salute you guys. thanks for being here. now over to my buddy russell. >> all right, lonnie quinn, thank you very much.
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but it depends on where you live and where you're vacationing. the closer to the equator the higher the number should be. >> spf 30. four-way tie? >> yes, these all did really well with uvb and uva protection. and very good against water resistance. unfortunately all of these sprays, they are all sprays, did stain clothing. but we can talk about them individually. the banana boat. people felt that it had a mild floral and citrus scent. did really well with spraying on. didn't leave much of an oily residue. the nice thing about this company is they make a body and scalp spray. so you can buy that online. great for men who are thinning on top. >> okay. this one right here? >> the performance continuous spray from coppertone. this company did very well in the ratings, tied with banana boat at $10 a bottle it had a very fast drying time, barely there feeling, and copper tone also makes a great product for kids which is great, although you don't want to put sunscreen on anyone under 6 months of age. >> before we move on, why sprays? >> the sprays, really you want
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to use the sunscreen. so whatever you're comfortable, and we find that people prefer sprays to lotions. the key thing is that you want to use the spray and get an even coat. you want to take your bottle, hold it two inches away from your skin and spray continuously, especially on the back of the ears and neck. >> talk about this one. >> cvs brand is in the store at $8 a bottle. did really well. it had a slightly longer drying time, about 30 seconds. slightly heavier scent. >> this is the target brand? >> yes, up and up. it's actually the least expensive of all for, $5 a bottle so you don't feel guilty about leaving it where you are. really good protection. slightly more scented than the others. >> all these are good. >> all of these are great. they really provided excellent on the uva/uvb and water resistance and they also have that uva protection. >> you talk about the cautions there, no kids under 6 months of age. >> because, again you want to make sure that they're wearing loose, cotton clothing and you want to spray it close to your
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skin. also don't spray it inside or in the bathroom because you'll make a slick on the floor. >> let's talk about the 40 to 50. >> the 40 to 50 range is a great range when you're going on vacation. also if you're a sports enthusiast it's a good range because, again, whichever sunscreen you're going to reapply ofry three hours. in that category this sunscreen called no ad won. and no ad literally means no advertising sunscreen. it's a lotion. and when you're using a lotion you want to use a ping pong or golf ball size for your entire body. so whifr size you relate to more. >> this will not stain clothing? >> this one stains less. less than those. >> now about 50 plus. why would one need a 50 plus spf? >> 50 plus is good for people with really fair skin. and also for kids. because we know that one sun burn during childhood is going to increase your lifetime risk of non-melanoma skin cancer. so this is a great sunscreen to use on your little ones or if you're going to be jumping in and out of the waiter. the banana boat sport
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performance 100. these all did well on the scales. >> you mentioned there's another misconception that the darker the skin tone you are you don't need this stuff. >> couldn't be farther from the truth. actually, nonmelanoma skin cancers are an epidemic in everybody under the age of 40. and if you're using a tanning bed which all teenagers are doing now, you're doing more damage than good. and if you have darker skin you may tan better, you're still at risk for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> for the full consumer reports magazine study head to our website, wbz.com/saturday. here's rebecca jarvis. >> russ mitchell thank you very much. coming up next, we have a great crowd, and we also have tips on how to make your trip to the beach even faster, easy and lightweight items to carry on that long walk from the parking lot to the ocean. this is "the early show" on cbs. vo: meet erika. she hasn't shopped for a new pc because... erika: ... my computer is the same as a new computer.
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take. the one where you're hauling all your gear from the car to the beach. we've got the latest lightweight and high tech gear to make that walk easier. here is the editor in chief of coastal living magazine. great to have you with us. >> it's great to be here. >> honestly this walk, i think about this weak when i visit my grandparents in florida because it's such a hard one. you have a good solution. >> this umbrella is terrific. not only does it angle for maximum sun profession you have this silver lining which gives you an spf factor of 100. the really best thing about this is it's completely portable. this pole comes apart into three pieces arks 24 inch size, you can throw it over your shoulder. >> exactly. the no fuss way of getting to the beach. also these hooks right here come in handy. >> don't go anywhere without this handy little gadget. wraps around any pole and you can hang up bathing suits to dry, wet towels, the works. >> love that. one other thing that is also great is this. because i haven't seen a cooler like this previously.
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>> you want to stay hydrated at the beach. this fills up with ice, as many as 48 cans of soda and water, and everything else. so we love that. the party waiting to happen. and then, even cooler, it folds up so you get this really small little thing that you can just throw into the closet. >> that's great. so not only do you start the day like this, but you can finish the day walking away from the beach with this thing. >> that's right. >> make it a little bit easier on yourself. another thing that i think is really interesting you actually put the shoes inside the cooler. >> we did. >> wouldn't have thought of that. >> this is a great little coastal living tip. while you're at the beach throw your flip-flops into the cooler and when you leave for the hot walk back at the end of the day it feels so good on the balls of your feet. >> no hot sand. everybody is screaming on their walk back. >> these are adorable, lily pulitzer, gel so they don't get hot even if you leave them out in the sun. plus you can rinse all the sand off easily. >> you can even wash them off
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with soap so when you put them back in your cooler the next time -- >> they're clean. >> exactly we love this stuff. some great chairs that you brought with us. i've never seen a chair that can do as much as these ones can. >> this is like the swiss army knife of chairs. first of all, you can put it on your back. it's a back pack so you can carry. you know how hard it is when you're trying to tote all the beach chairs. and not only that, but it has a great head rest, which is adjustable. there's a little pack in the back where you can keep a sandwich told. there's really room for everything. >> so it's really a chair that does it all. >> it does it all. that's right. >> you also have a towel and i've not seen a towel like this before. tell me why it's special. >> okay. you know when you go to the beach your towel becomes soaking wet and it takes so long for a beach towel to dry. so this one absorbs eight times its weight. >> eight times? >> it's from rei, you can squeeze it out and 90% of the water will come out so it dries really easily. throw it in the washing machine. odor free.
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so it's a really great thing to have, especially if you have kids or you're a real sports enthusiast and in and out of the water a lot. >> getting to that beach. you have a foolproof way of making sure you bring all the materials along with you for the ride. >> right. >> and make it easy on yourself. >> we do, like the mercedes-benz here. you can tote everything and anything. it can take up to 100 pounds. check ought these wheels. >> not bad. that's going to make it over the sand and anything else. >> that's right. it will get over rocks, over sand. very smoothly. make the trek smooth. you can talk away your beach umbrella, hang the chairs off of it. plus this is removable so it comes out and that's your beach tote. >> that's great. and for 60 bucks you're basically taking a lot of that weight -- >> everything here is very reasonably priced. it's really well worth it. it's all about making your life easier. >> so you can enjoy the beach. >> that's right. that's what it's all about. >> antonia you have a great holiday weekend. >> thank you. >> thanks to all those guys for being with us. well, still ahead, inexpensive
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wines that just taste pricey. also we're grilling up the perfect burgers and hot dogs and it's all happening right here on "the early show" on cbs. >> on the plaza, we're enjoying this weather. >> this is what it feels like. >> what it's supposed to feel like, at least. >> big memorial day memories? >> barbecue. >> that was -- we always had the big picnic at the quinn household. like i mean a big family picnic. probably about, you know, literally over 100 people that would show up. >> hot dogs and hamburgers? >> the quinn spread is pretty extravagant. >> i was in texas. we had to have the barbecue. the real beef barbecue. >> texas is beef, right? >> oh, yeah. >> when you say barbecue and you grew up in the northeast versus barbecue in texas, a barbecue for us was just the charcoal grill and you made the hamburgers or whatever you're making. what's your barbecue? >> on beef.
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beef ribs. >> but it's always the sauces and everything. >> oh, yeah. >> the whole thing. the whole nine. >> from st. louis i never heard the expression st. louis ribs before i moved to new york. >> are you serious? >> every restaurant i go to, there are st. louis ribs. i discovered it was what i was eating growing up, ribs slathered in sauce. >> you didn't have to call them st. louis. >> we just called them ribs. i didn't know they had a fancy name for them. slathered with sauce. the tangier the better. >> i like the spicy sauce. my family in minnesota, we always go visit my grandfather harry. his grave, because as a memorial attribute to him, he was a veteran, he served. we always visit him and have the barbecue. we don't do the southern style barbecue. burgers, hot dogs. lots of casseroles, salads. >> you were talking about, okay, the real meaning of memorial day with fleet week. i walk around new york city, it's unbelievable how many people stop our service men and women to get pictures taken with them. >> and to say thank you. >> it's fantastic.
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♪ you got to keep your head up let your head down ♪ ♪ you got to keep your head up and let your hey down snnd >> we're having a picnic, "early" show style. welcome back, everybody, to "the early show." we've got a great crowd with us this morning. >> 59th and 5th is hopping today. we appreciate all these folks. good folks for coming out. >> thanks, guys. >> we've got folks from fleet week here. we're going to try to get around to them. >> good morning, russ mitchell. >> good morning, rebecca jarvis. >> great to see you. and our summer celebration will be continuing right here with a performer who has been named artist to watch by billboard magazine, andy grammer's keep your head up is a top ten hit.
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he won an mtv award for most innovative video. >> and there's no better way to jump into summer than grilling some amazing burgers and dogs. kevin roberts, over there -- >> this is the guy who drinks hot salsa. >> yes. he's hard core. he could have tips on how to make the ultimate patties from a classic cheeseburger to savory salmon burger with mango avocado slaw. hot dogs not to be messed with. >> don't mess with the hot dogs. >> bacon and jalapeno relish. >> just can't get enough. all coming up. first over to lonnie quinn for our final quebec of the weather. hey, lon. >> all right. i happen to know that was a great question, rebecca. i missed it because you've got some good lungs on you. let's talk about the weather out there. it is memorial day. i've got some aptly named memorial day towns for you. veteran, wyoming, 60. a chance for a thunderstorm in your area. holiday, florida, a chance for an afternoon shower or storm at 88. honor, michigan, 77 with
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sunshine, and flagstaff, arizona, 64, again with pretty sun overhead. >> all right, guys, you have a happy memorial day wherever you are. >> lonnie quinn, thank you so much. as always, now we have a crisp chardonnay, there is no better way to kick off the season than kicking back with a wonderful glass of wine. you don't have to pay top dollar for that perfect summer taste. here to show us very expensive wines that only taste expensive is ray ayles. >> thanks for having me.
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>> i love having you here because i get to taste. >> you're lucky. what we're doing today is going to be fun. we're going to taste some blind. you're not going to know the prices. one is affordable and one is not so affordable. >> all right. >> sauvignon blanc, great white win. citr citrusy, crisp. first impression, tell me which one you like the best. >> one of them an chile. coastal chile, great for soef yawn blanc. this one from new zealand. everybody loves new see slnd. your favorite? >> i pick the new zealand. >> not that surprising. it is the splurge. >> it is? >> this is 24 bucks a bottle. sauvignon blanc, the defining new zealand. this one, 10 bucks a bottle. >> for ten bucks i'd drink that one. absolutely. okay, this one. >> shard know. you've got to have a chardonnay around. still the most popular drink in america. one from clarksburg in california, one from sonoma.
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which do you prefer? >> i prefer this one. >> you are now balanced evenly because this is the steal of the wines. nine bucks a bottle. >> nine bucks. >> 24 for the sonoma. you could get almost three of these. >> obviously chardonnays pair well with just about anything. >> bigger, richer style than sauvignon blanc. rose. this is a big summer wine. >> this is a great summer wine. rose should be served cool. you don't want a warm rose. it's great because it balances between white and red. you've got the acidity of white wine and the fruit of red. there's a pretty big price difference here. >> i'll choose this one. >> you again have expensive taste. this is going to be like the hip wine of the hamptons. 38 a battle. >> it sounds expensive. >> this one $9 a bottle. i think it's a wonderful bargain. >> honestly, i will drink the bargains in real life. i like that expensive one.
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>> now we're going over to france. partly in france already. this is french red wine. not exactly -- i'm playing fast and loose here. this is not exactly the same grape but the wines are from very close together. little bit different style. this one is more moderate in terms of the flavor. >> a little fruitier. >> which do you prefer? >> i like this one. >> that is the affordable. >> yay! >> you're setting yourself up for a bargain summer. it's about 10 to 12 bucks a bottle. beautiful beaujolais from just north of there, the $34 a bottle pinot noir. but good thing to know about beaujolais is it's always a good substitute for great red burgundy because it's much less expensive. >> and it's still light so you can enjoy it in the summer tile. >> yes, exactly. and napa valley cabernet. now you've got to have a big wine for grilling in the summer. you've got the burgers coming off the grill. you need something with some oomph to it.
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both of these wines are napa valley cabernets. >> this one. >> you love that one? >> yeah, i do. >> you have scored an incredible deal. this is cameron hughes, $17 a bottle. this one, paul hobbs, $75 a bottle. >> i'll take 17 any day. >> this is kind of a steal, it's much more expensive wine if labeled under this label. both of them are good. and all of them are great for summer. >> you know what's great for summer, ray. thanks so much for being with us. now here's russ. >> all right, thank you rebecca. now that rebecca's all sauced up from the wine, chef kevin roberts is here. he's going to show us how to prepare wine with a perfect burger and dogs. it smells delicious. it's all coming up. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. to get my car fixed? progressive makes it easy because we give you choices. you can pick where to get your car fixed. we can cut you a check.
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this morning's "chef on a shoestring" is grilling up a holiday feast. kevin roberts, from san diego is here to show us how to make the perfect burgers and dogs for your memorial day barbecue and he's doing it on a shoestring party budget of only 60 bucks. >> what's going on? happy memorial day weekend. >> what is on the menu today? >> of course, burgers, obviously sausages, hot dogs. i've got the ultimate toppings for your burger. a nice, crunchy coleslaw.
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no mayonnaise. >> deviled eggs? >> so that's the hook. >> very simple, right? >> keep it simple. just like me. >> okay. let's get going. >> all right. here's the trick, if we start out, we want to find your ratio 80/20. i'm doing 75/25 in my restaurants. unfortunately, guys, you're guilty out there. what is up with this? >> yeah. >> stop -- >> don't do that? >> stop touching your meat! let it go. leave it alone. gentlemen. >> oh, boy. >> you flip it once. and just let it ride. that's it, right? also i like getting that nice, crusty edge. >> yes. >> so it's nice and tender on the inside. this is the one i made. also, the trick is, you know, you want to kind of keep the center a little flat so it doesn't turn into a golf ball or a hockey puck. so you want to keep it nice and mellow like that. >> you use sea salt on these, as well. >> you want sea salt and the
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pepper. just nice, simple seasoning. great taste seasoning. >> let's go back to the fat ratio if we can. why do we use that 75/25? >> to keep it juicy. also most people are actually, you know, pressing the juice or the flavor out of their meat. so keep that -- the fat is the flavor. fat equals flavor. >> you mix it up, any kind of meat, ground chuck? >> you can go big, whatever you want. >> you got a few extra bucks. >> i would actually use it for toppings. i'm a big topping guy. guacamole, mango salsa. we've got the mushrooms. you know the hot sauce freak. hot sauce. now actually, there's a new thick sauce. some of that. you slather it right on your burger. >> oh, my gosh. >> a nice, thicker version. >> you like it hot, right? >> i like it hot. >> okay i'm going to try this later. >> all right. what do you have here? >> oh, that's a leg el plant. a little eggplant. a little pesto sauce. and you go big. salsa. >> sounds good.
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let's move on. >> all right. so obviously, put the mustard on the hot dogs! >> like a movie. >> here's my trick. obviously mustard is the number one condiment that we put on hot dogs, of course. >> let's go big here. >> instead of putting regular mustard on, let's pimp out our mustard. . pimp out our mustard. pickles. onions, pick that up, buddy. mix that up. that's your pinched out mustard. mustard, pickles, onions, jalapenos in there. >> good, good. >> you put that on your hot dog. >> tell me about the dogs you're using. >> this is my home wrecker. where's my home wrecker? >> the home >> that's right. 12 inches of hot dog bun. >> for you we'll stay small. >> oh, boy.
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>> top the hot dog. we call it the big foot. >> all right. >> there you go. look how nice and simple that is. throw it on a plate. >> excellent. >> quick, simple tasting. >> let's go around the corn here. >> obviously bacon. you could wrap, that's also you wrap your hot dog with bacon and grill it on the grill. which is nice bacon fat. >> that's right. >> big dog there. we've got cucumber salad. a little healthier, a whole wheat bun with alfalfa sprouts and swiss cheese or some good cheese. >> rebecca. >> wine for russ. >> rebecca clearly has -- >> what we did. 60 bucks. >> i came under. >> take a look. >> 59.12. you did it. excellent. >> thank you. look at my watermelon. of course we did it. >> very good. >> deviled eggs. salmon burgers. >> salmon burgers, buffalo
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burgers. ostrich burgers. get creative for memorial day, everybody. >> stick around. >> you can find these recipes at cbsnews.com/saturday. up next, our celebration kicks off to summer with a musician who is taylor swift approved. andy grammer performs his hit "keep your head up" live. man: and all the pens are put down... woman: and everything there is to learn is learned. man: till the heroes retire and the monsters return to their dens... woman: and all the plots are wrapped up. man: till that day... boy: by hook or by crook... girl: by book or by nook... woman: i will read.
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this morning in our "second cup cafe" an artist who is about to become a household name. one year ago andy grammer was performing on the santa monica, california, pier for donations. and now his song "keep you head up" has become a top ten hit, even taylor swift tweets about him. >> his debut cd comes out on june 14th and he's here for his national morning television debut to sing the song that put him on the charts. ladies and gentlemen, here's andy grammer performing "keep you head up."
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♪ ♪ i've been waiting on the sunset bills on my mind-set ♪ ♪ i can't deny they're getting high ♪ ♪ higher than my income >> income's bred crumbs ♪ ♪ i've been trying to survive ♪ the glow that the sun gives right around sunset ♪ ♪ helps me realize this is just a journey ♪ ♪ drop your worry you are gonna turn out fine ♪ ♪ oh, you'll turn out fine i said fine oh, you'll turn out fine ♪ ♪ but you gotta keep your head up and you can let your hair down ♪ ♪ you gotta keep your head up and you can let your hair down ♪ ♪ i know it's hard i know it's hard ♪ ♪ to remember sometimes but you gotta keep your head up oh, ♪ ♪ and you can let your hair down hey ♪ ♪ i got my hands in my pockets kicken these rocks ♪ ♪ it's kind of hard to watch this life go buy ♪ ♪ i'm buying in the skeptics
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skeptics mess with the confidence in my eyes ♪ ♪ i'm seeing all the angles starts to get tangled ♪ ♪ i start to compromise my life and my purpose ♪ ♪ is it all worth it ♪ am i gonna turn out fine ♪ oh, you'll turn out fine i said fine oh, you'll turn out fine ♪ ♪ but you got to keep your head up oh, and you can let your hair down hey ♪ ♪ you've got to keep your head up oh, and you can let your hair down hey ♪ ♪ and i know it's hard i know it's hard ♪ ♪ to remember sometimes but you gotta keep your head up oh, ♪ ♪ and you can let your hair down hey ♪ ♪ ain't only rainbows after rain the sun will always come again ♪ ♪ and it's a circle circle that comes around again ♪ ♪ i say only rainbows after rain the sun will always come again ♪ ♪ and it's a circle
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circling around that comes around but you got to keep your head up oh, ♪ ♪ and you can let your hair down hey ♪ ♪ you got to keep your head up oh, and you can let your hair down hey ♪ ♪ now i know it's hard i know it's hard to remember sometimes ♪ ♪ you got to keep your head up oh, and you can let your hair down hey ♪ ♪ now keep your head up and you can let your hair down ♪ ♪ keep your head up and you can let your hair down ♪ ♪ ♪ keep your head up and you can let your hair down ♪ ♪ i'm singing oh, >> andy grammer! >> excellent. >> that was incredible. thank you so much. that's a song you'll be humming all day long. and i see your kindergarten music teacher is behind us. >> she came. that's amazing. >> that is awesome.
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>> you were his first grade kindergarten teacher. >> he said he wanted to be a one-man band. i think he's done it. >> he did great. >> you called from actually playing at the pier to now being this big rock star. how did that work? >> yeah, i sat on the street for a long time like three years. pretty cool. and then i had this song. my manager came out and saw me, found me on the street, and then we recorded "keep you head up" and things have been going good. >> tell me about that song. >> i was playing a lot on the street. people would drop money in. one day alec baldwin came by and threw a hundred in. that was awesome. other days that didn't happen at all. so actually "keep you head up" was because i hadn't sold any cds the whole day. so i was like, i need this song to pick myself up right now. >> congratulations. it's worked out for you. >> absolutely. >> for more information on andy grammer head to our website, cbsnews.com. and andy's going to be back later in the broadcast. >> right here on the plaza on the cbs "early" show. my whole body hurt. it was an ongoing, deep pain.
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out on the plaza, betty had to make a mad dash to the airport. hope she has a nice holiday. >> absolutely. >> tonight on the "cbs evening news" we'll mark the 100th anniversary of the indianapolis 500 by taking a look back at the rich history of america's favorite memorial day holiday tradition. >> and monday, veterans who served our country but are having a tough time finding a civilian job. but first an encore performance from andy grammer. everyone have a great holiday weekend. enjoy your memorial day. ♪ ♪ we have it all everything ♪ ♪ on our own
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and we don't need ♪ ♪ anything of anyone ♪ ♪ and if we just lay here would you lie with me ♪ ♪ and just forget the world ♪ ♪ ♪ i don't quite know how to say ♪ ♪ how i feel and those three words
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i said too much ♪ ♪ it's not enough if i lay here if i just lay here ♪ ♪ would you lie with me just forget the world ♪ ♪ together we are show me bursting in life ♪ ♪ if i lay if i just lay here ♪ ♪ if i lay if i just lay here ♪
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♪ ♪ oh, hey ♪ ♪ >> thank you so much, everybody, for being so good. >> for more about "the early show" visit us at cbsnews.com. there she is! @q
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