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cbs 5. have a great weekend. we'll see you at 7:25 with our first update. "the early show" is next. see you monday morning. enjoy. >> caption colorado, llc good morning. eight republican presidential candidates gather at iowa for an early debate where they put the heat on president obama and saved a little for each other as well. >> she said she has a titanium ty spine for the not her spine we are worried about. please stop because you're killing us. >> more from the debate and tell us how the candidate who wasn't there, texas governor rick perry, could change the republican race. wall street sets a record as the dow gains over 400 points on thursday. the fourth straight 400-point jump in the stocks this week.
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six straight weeks of triple digit temperatures, texas finally gets a break but forecasters say the extreme heat could last all the way until october. marysol castro will have the outlook from the lone star state "early" this friday morning, august 12th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs good morning. with him to "the early show" on a friday morning. chris wragge. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill is on assignment. >> a couple of high notes and low notes during the debate last night but the gloves were off. >> it got a little brutal. >> it got pretty good and what we begin with. the race for white house and the republican presidential debate in ames, iowa. this weekend the iowa straw poll will show how the voters feel about the candidates. the glove came off last night.
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>> in congress, her record of accomplishment and results is nonexistent. >> you said the era of small government was over. that sounds a lot more like barack obama if you ask me. >> she says she has titanium spine. not her spine we are worried about, her record of results. please stop because you're killing us. >> when deal was put together, governor pawlenty cut a deal with the special interest groups. >> if i were president what i would have done is cut federal spending and cap federal spending as a total of the economy and work for a balanced budget amendment. if we do that we can rein back the scale of government. >> the congress gave barack obama a blank check for 2.4 trillion dollars. what did the american people get in return some 21 billion in cuts. >> it is a scandal that the
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federal reserve is secret and i think that, frankly, they are monitoring policy since the late '90s has been a major factor in the bubble that has been created and a major factor in the economic pain we are now going through. >> i proposed and sign into law the positive alternatives to abortion bill. i propoped and signed into law the fetal pain bill and more and our abortion rate in minnesota has dropped dramatically. >> i think we should have a federal amendment to the constitution that defines marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman. >> i believe in traditional marriage first and foremost. i have been married 28 years and i have seven terrific kids to show for it but i also believe in civil unions because i think this nation can do a better job when it comes to equality. >> two days from now, brett, we get to send a message to barack obama and the message is this -- you are finished in 2012 and you will be a one-term president! >> where is barack obama's plan on social security reform,
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medicare and medicaid reform? in fact, i'll offer a prize font tonight to anybody in this auditorium or anyone watching on television if you can find barack obama's specific plan on any of those items, i will come to your house and cook you dinner. >> i'm not going to eat barack obama dog food. what he served up is not what i would have done if i was the president of the united states. >> cbs news chief white house correspondent norah o'donnell was at the debate and joins us from ames, iowa. mitt romney enters the debate as the front-runner. did he maintain that standing after his performance last night? >> reporter: you're right. former governor mitt romney has been the front-runner in this whole race for the republican nomination and, last night, he emerged unscathed. really very few of the other candidates tried to take him on. he tried to stay above the fray. he is not competing here in iowa for the straw poll on saturday. i think he is taking the long
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view. he actually has won in the past. but, for the most part, what it really came down to was this food fight, if you will, between michele bachmann and tim pawlenty because they are both the front runners in the iowa straw poll and that is where you will get a test of wills. tim pawlenty dubbed minnesota nice guy but you saw the clips. he took it to michele obama going after her records of accomplishments saying it's nothing. i think what is he trying to do is to show some -- some spine himself which he is accused of lacking in the past and has to have a strong showing on saturday. the straw poll on saturday is nonbinding, a beauty contest but it is an early show of viability and that is why pawlenty has to do well. i think why his advisers decided last night to -- >> some of the views have been maybe that wasn't the best path to take. do you think that last night's performance between the jousting between the two of them, who
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does it hurt more? hurt one or do each gain from it? >> reporter: well, dough baits are about drawing distinctions. giving voters a choice, letting them know the difference between candidates. i think that, you know, in the last debate, pawlenty tried to draw distinctions with mitt romney and failed to do that and heaviavily criticized for. michele bachmann said, she is actually sponsored the light bulb freedom of choice act in congress. so those are issues that the voters can look at. i wonder and i asked an veser specifically i think when you're trying to get at, chris, michele bachmann is a favorite in iowa. how does it help him going after her some we will see the results on saturday. >> texas governor rick perry will officially announce tomorrow he is entering the race. how does that now change the landscape? >> i think it makes a huge difference. texas governor recognize perry
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has already overshadowed what is going on here in iowa. he is a darling of social conservatives, has a lot of supporters in faith-based organizations. the unemployment record in texas is something that he can run on. he can tout. the unemployment rate is just 8.2%, well below the national average. so he is going to be a key player. he is going to announce in south carolina, then travel to new hampshire and then be here in iowa on sunday and i can tell you that while mitt romney, last night, got out of this debate unscathed, his advisers aclosel watching governor rick perry. this race is on now. it started in iowa this weekend and it is going to heat up after labor day. >> one thing we know governor perry has a lot of money to spend. norah o'donnell, good to see you. she will have much more on the iowa straw poll on "face the nation" on sunday and filling in for bob schieffer so tune in this sunday morning.
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also watching last night's debate in iowa closely we can assume was president obama's senior campaign strategist david axelrod. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> i want to start with rick perry. he has called the president's job creation record abysmal and now he's in the gop race. what is your reaction to that? >> he also has called for suction from the united states of america and i won't respond to things that rick perry has to say. we will see when he becomes a candidate what specifically he has to propose, what he has to say. his record will get scrutinized, his records on things like education and health care and some very key issues in texas. he has been the beneficiary down there of the boom in oil prices and, obviously, that state like texas is going to benefit from that. and increased military spending because of the wars, because texas is home to many military bases. >> do you think -- >> his leadership -- excuse me?
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>> is that what you attribute texas' unemployment rate being a percent lower than the national unemployment rate to war and oil? >> i don't think any question those are major contributors to it. i don't think very many people would attribute it to the leadership of the governor down there. but -- but look. there will be plenty of time for that debate and that back and forth. he isn't a candidate yet. we don't know what kind of candidate he'll be. we don't know how he'll perform when he gets out there, how he will answer some of the tough questions facing this country. so that will unfold in the days to come. >> you look at what did unfold last night, it's one thing to get slammed by all of the gop candidates in the running, to say that this president is a one-term president by them, but then, also, david, to have the base, the democratic base come out against president obama in such a significant way. how does the president win re-election under these terms?
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first of all, let's be clear. every poll that i've seen, including the most recent this week, show very, very strong support among democrats for president obama, almost historically high levels of support. but let's talk about the debate last night because that is going to help frame this discussion. what was surprising was not that all of them attacked barack obama or even that they attacked each other. what was stunning when they were asked when you look at the problem of the debt of this country, would you accept any more revenues, any higher taxes, even if it were ten parts cut and one part taxes, and they all raised their hand and said no. essentially pledging the allegiance to the tea party instead of resolving the problems of this country. not one more dime from corporate special interests and loopholes, not one more dime from the wealthiest americans, just shifting the burden to the middle class and on that subject, rebecca, what was also
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stunning was an entire debate, two hours, the two words you never heard from one republican candidate for president was middle class. they didn't address the problems that are facing people in their lives in this country. and that is what this election is going to be about. who has a vision that is going to move this country forward and restore security for the middle class. >> david, we have to end it there. thanks for being with us there. >> okay, thanks. betty nguyen is with us filling in for jeff glor at the news desk. good morning to you. overseas markets showed signs of a recovery this morning as we cap a volatile week of trading. here is a live look at the dow jones industrials after 40 minutes of trading this morning. investors on wall street face another unpredictable day after a 4% market gain yesterday. stocks have gone up or down at least 400 points for four straight days. that has never happened before. the latest retail sales numbers could boost the markets.
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the commerce department reports sales in retail stores were up 1 1/2% of 1% in july. upside to the wild market fluctuation. experts predict gas prices will drop as much as 50 cents a gallon in the coming weeks as the demand for oil falls amid uncertain markets. the u.s. postal service is considering huge new job cuts. the service faces a second straight year of $8 billion in losses. officials propose cutting 120,000 jobs and setting up health and pension plans for postal workers replacing the regular federal plans. both steps require approval by congress. the fbi is joining the investigation of robyn gardner's disappearance in aruba following request of represent from the aruban authorities. here is a new photo of gardner's travel companion gary giordano. he says she vanished while they were snorkeling but aruban say
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her body should have been found by now and inconsistent with giordano's stories. they say he is no longer cooperating with the investigation. in california, marvin ersc is in jail. he was caught wednesday trying to sneak into folsom state prison by scaling a 7-foot barbed wire freence. they say he may have been trying to smuggle in cell phones or drugs but they haven't found either. it's been an institution in new york city. the lobster salad at zabar's grocery. for 15 years the store has sold thousands of pounds of it but it took a tourist and a "the new york times" article to uncover a surprising truth plainly obvious on the ingredients. that there is no lobster in the lobster salad! the main ingredient is crawfish which store owners say is in the lobster family. so to avoid confusion, they changed the name to sea fare
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salad even though fresh water crawfish don't come from the sea. make sense of all that, won't you? let's not let the facts get in the way. >> totally not as good. i'm glad they went with that choice. this morning, marysol castro is at dallas/ft. worth international airport where something amazing happened on thursday. >> for the first time in nearly six weeks it was not 100 degrees or hotter in the city of dallas. who turned on the air-conditioning down south yesterday? >> i wish i could take responsibility for all of that cool air and making it feel like an air-conditioner but i cannot. just imagine since july 2nd, folks here have had triple digit heat. yesterday, that was broken when cloud cover came over and brought the temperature down to 80 degrees. but the trend has been 100 so when it's 103 degrees in neighborhoods, here on this tarmac, it can reach 130
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degrees. but folks here on the ground who work day in and day out yesterday had a brief relieprir >> reporter: the temperature hitting a high of 97 it was hard to notice dallas/ft. worth area got a break whether it didn't break its own record of 41 consecutive 100-degree days. >> on the tarmac at dfw. >> have you 24 minutes on the clock. for this plane to get out on time. >> reporter: 40, 100-degree days and it's bad and dangerous. news for those who load the bags and fuel the planes. >> the minute we work our first assignment, let's say, about 6:00 in the morning, you know, we are soaked. >> reporter: here, the baking sun combined with the blistering asphalt and searing engines can push what is called the surface temperature much higher than the 96 degrees registered here at mid-day. >> we are just measuring surface temperatures here and this is
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still fairly early part of the day. probably in the next couple of hours you're going to see that really increase. >> this is 123 degrees. >> reporter: across texas, all of the scorching hot days combined with a statewide drought has hit local economies. scott coleman depends on water for his lawn installation business in houston. >> when they came out with a statement there may be water rationing next week that will basically bring the landscaping business to a halt. >> reporter: in austin, the public works department is trying to keep up with broken water lines one cracking after the other from the heat. >> you don't hydrate yourself the night before, you can stand a chance of heat stroke, heat stress, heat exhaustion. >> reporter: at the airport, american airlines is supplying energy drinks and a safety first quencher thirst campaign to protect its workers. to date, no heat reas-related illnesses there. >> good for a hot day. can't beat it. >> there you go. >> reporter: over a three-hour period yesterday the
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temperatures in dallas went from 96 to 88 and back up to
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thanks so much. that your latest weather. it's so chilly, i'm almost thinking about bringing out a scarf. >> don't do anything crazy down there. good luck earning your stripes and wings down there. see you in a couple of moments. dougherty siblings face the court. we will hear from the police officers involved in the dramatic shoot-out. plus a wild week on wall street. show you how to find safe havens for your money in this tough economic times. find out why this movie is causing a stir on capitol hill. all of those stories when we come back on "the early show." d with fewer chemicals. we all want the best of both worlds. introducing all free clear oxi-active. a powerful new detergent without dyes or perfumes that helps get out your toughest dirt and stains. its added natural cleaning boosters help get your whole family's wash incredibly clean. tough on stains. gentle on skin.
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the man accused of killi ld carlos nava is good morning. 7:25. let's get you caught up with some of the headlines. i'm frank mallicoat. >> the man accused of killing 3- year-old carlos nava is scheduled to return to court this morning. 26-year-old lawrence denard from pittsburg was arrested tuesday and made his first court appearance yesterday. he denies shooting the boy. oak police are also holding a second suspect and are looking for a third. santa rosa police are trying to find the robbers who locked up two employees at a armored car warehouse overnight. the workers were not injured, but pretty shaken up. and there is no word on how much the armed robbers got away with. and big crowds over the weekend at san francisco's golden gate park. the outside lands music and arts festival kicking off today. 180,000 people are expected over the weekend. half of them are from outside
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the bay area. outside lands is expected to bring in over a million dollars to the economy here in san francisco. quick wall street update. the dow is currently up 84 points. that is good news after a better-than-expected report on retail sales this morning. it's been a crazy week. hopefully it will stay in positive territory. we have your traffic and weather coming up right after this. ,,,,,,,,,, ,,
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good morning from the traffic center. couple of things still brewing out there on the roads. first of all we have a broken- down vehicle westbound san mateo bridge right at the flat section. traffic a little sluggish as you approach the scene but past there, not too bad. looking pretty good all the way out of -- from that point all the way into foster city. 15 minutes, though, as you work your way between 880 and 101. bay bridge toll plaza "friday light," metering lights remain on. but not a lot of problems as you approach the pay gates. that's a look at your morning drive. lawrence has your weekend forecast. >> we are going to bring some sunshine to the bay area. starting out with gray skies early on in spots. you can see the fog off in the distance. mount vaca cam at 3,000 feet so you get the idea, high pressure still compressing the marine layer. so by the afternoon, a little more sunshine today. and we are going to start heating up again. 88 degrees in livermore. 87 in concord. beautiful 60s and 70s around the bay, maybe some low eights towards san jose. out toward the coastline still going to be cool. 50s and 60s with patchy fog. over the weekend, cooler weather on the way as we are going to see more low clouds and fog surging onshore.
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much cooler weather, below normal, toward next week. ,,,,,,,,
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statue of liberty in the background there. got a little story on her coming up. welcome back to "the early show." coming up here our first look at the dougherty siblings behind bars. the sister says she and her brothers weren't trying to hurt anyone even as they were shooting at police with ak-47. >> also ahead, a movie on the hunt for osama bin laden is in the works and it's due to come out just before next year's election. that is a problem for one republican critic.
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we are going to take a look at his charges and the response from the whoite house and film marks. stocks rose and fell this week like an actual roller coaster. alexis christoforous is at the new york stock exchange with more on this week's wild ride. how are we looking this morning, alexis? >> the stock market is trying to keep the rally alive and, so far, so good. stocks are off to a strong start here on wall street. thanks to a better than expected retail sales sales report. consumers spent more on everything from autos to furniture last month and that is helping to calm fears about a double dip recession. if the market can hold on to these early gains, stocks would have their first back-to-back rally in nearly three weeks. now yesterday, the dow rocketed up 423 points, one of its best days ever but that hardly tells the whole story. investors got whiplash this week after dramatic ups and downs. and wall street is set to close
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the book on its most volatile week ever. for the first time in stock market history, the dow moved up or down more than 400 points for four straight days, one of the wildest weeks since the financial crisis of 2008. and big swings often signal a loss of faith among investors. the big test is whether the early rally can hold. this is not a stock market for the faint of heart which means traders have to deep the dran dr drama mean nearby. >> there is one bright spot right now. mortgages are remarkably cheap. nine-month low in mortgages right now. there are also ways to minimize the damage from the bad news out there. >> personal finance expert carmen wong ulrich is here. >> good morning. >> no shortest of topics. we are talking about all-time lows here. refinancing. people are looking to maybe unload the bad mortgage that
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they are currently saddling. >> some folks are still on the fence and some can't. to get a loan in the first place you have to have a loan. if you've sitting on the sidelines this is a great time to lock it in because it's probably not going to get any lower and things are so tumultuous it could get higher. look at an example. 250,000 mortgage on your home and say you at 5.5% because you locked this in a couple of years ago. 30-year fixed rate your monthly payments is $1,414. if you it i don't care that down by 4.5% which is the average now if you don't pay any points up front. 30-year fixed rate monthly payment to $1,266 and saving you about 60 grand in interest and savings for the year, though, look at these savings. $1,800 a year in payments and almost $60 grand in total interest. if you have a bigger mortgage the bigger your savings are
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going to be. it makes a tremendous difference. a couple of hundred dollars in your pocket every month. a lot of banks are offering rolling in the closing costs into the mortgage as well. as long as you stay put in that house and pay the mortgage on time you're in great shape. >> you could even do like a 15-year fixed rate and get a better deal on that interest payment. we know no one size fits all model here. what do you tell people to do who are 20 years away from retirement? >> listen you, are in a great spot. i said this in 2008. if you are 20 plus years to retirement this is the time to take advantage of the market fluctuations. if you're investing in a 401(k) or i.r.a. you're buying your money when it's low and you want to review unfortunate asset allocation every year and take a look at it and make sure you're comfortable we are going to be volatile a couple of years.
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consider things other than your 401(k). because for a lot of folks their 401(k) are not so good. you have maybe about six choices of funds and some of those funds carry the same stocks within them. so look at a roth i.r.a. put your money away and post tax money and tax-free and grow in so many other options. >> what if you're 5 to 10 years away from retirement? >> you shouldn't have all of your money in the stock market anyway. a really aggressive strategy is like 60%. that is too aggressive. make sure you tone that down. consider adjusting your retirement age. if you're close and feel like you're falling behind, even one year work one more year could make a big difference. make sure you have treasuries and bond funds. these will protect new times like this. >> if you're right on the verge of retirement? >>. >> you don't need all of the money today so you have time. >> thank you. we turn to betty nguyen with another check of the headlines. good morning to you.
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eight republicans vying for their party's nom naeination to the stage last night. the candidates uniting and criticizing barack obama but taking aim at one another too. one questioner pointed out that michele balk bachmann saying wives should be submissive to their husbands. his question drew a smile from her and jeers from the audience. >> as president would you be submissive to your husband? >> what submission means to us, if that is what your question is, it means respect. i respect my husband. he's a wonderful godly man and a great father. and he
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coming up next, we have new details of the dramatic and violent end to the sorch for dougherty gang. >> a police say the sister told him, "i deserve to be shot. >> much more on their arrest and
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>>lcom welcome back to "the early show." after a cross-country manhunt the fugitive siblings known as the dougherty gang are held on 1.25 million each. >> we have details on their final minutes of freedom before the police captured them in colorado. here is the story. >> reporter: laughing and in handcuffs, lee dougherty and ryan and dylan made first appearance in court on thursday. they were officially charged with attempted murder and assaulting an officer. colorado state troopers recounted the high-speed chase and gunfire before the dougherty gang was brought down. >> they were shooting at my friends out there and shooting at me. >> reporter: according to court documents ryan dougherty drove the car while dylan fired out the window with his ak-47 assault rifle. it was intense scene for troopers as they tried to keep their tempers from flaring. >> you can't bring that with you to the table when you're dealing with people, even people as dangerous as this. >> reporter: it all came to a violent end when the dougherty's
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car hit a spike strip laid by law enforcement. two of the siblings took off running creating chaos on the ground. >> we had to think about lines of fire, cross-fire, who is behind, where we are aiming so we don't hit any bystandards or anything like that. >> reporter: police say as lee tried to escape aimed her weapon to an officer but shot in the leg. she allegedly told detectives i pointed my gun at the cop. i deserved to get shot. cross-country crime spree began in florida louisiana week where they find nearly 20 rounds at police allegedly and robbing a georgia bank the next day. three were wooked in southern colorado on wednesday and according to law enforcement, lee now says she and her brothers weren't trying to hurt anyone. but the pending charges by the federal government and three separate states say otherwise.
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congressman peter king of new york is worried certain details that could boost president obama's re-election bid could also put the country at risk. so he's calling for an investigation into whether the white house gave privileged access to the film's creators. >> the administration's not been able to keep sensitive information secret when it's dealing with the media, how are they going to be able to do it with a hollywood producer and director. >> reporter: the white house called the claims ridiculous. spokesman jay carney said congressman jay king should have more important topics to discuss. >> when people, including new this room, are working on articles, books, documentaries or movies that involve the president, ask to speak to administration officials, we do our best to accommodate them to make sure the facts are correct, that is hardly a novel approach to the media. >> reporter: the film's director, kathryn bigelow won academy awards for "the hurt locker." referring to bin laden's death,
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they released a statement saying "this was an american triumph, both heroic and nonpartisan and there is no basis to suggest that our film will represent this enormous victory otherwise." controversy aside, production is moving forward on a story hollywood just couldn't resist. whit johnson, cbs news, the white house. meanwhile a pentagon spokesman says there's no official agreement in place for military cooperation because there isn't a script yet. still ahead, now that texas governor rick perry is ready to run for president, who is he? what does he bring to the crowded republican campaign? we'll have a cloeser look at th race for the white house heats up. hey! you kids almost ready? i've got breakfast waiting for you. whoo! uh-oh. what?
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ice are looking happy friday. 7:55. i'm grace lee with your cbs 5 headlines. santa rosa police are looking for robbers who locked two workers inside an armored car warehouse. the suspects were reportedly armed. unclear, though, how much money they got away with. oakland police believe that they have the gunman who shot and killed 3-year-old carlos nava. lawrence denard was arraigned yesterday. he is due back in court this morning. denard denies being involved in the murder. police still looking for one more suspect. and the 49ers take the field for the first preseeston game tonight. the 9ers take on the saints in new orleans. it's the first nfl game for 49ers coach jim harbaugh. you can see the game at 5 p.m. right here on cbs 5. last night, the raiders lost to
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we're not just making great cheese. we're taking it further. ♪ good morning. let's take you to the south bay. we have an accident northbound 280 just as you approach 85. it's over in the center divide but there are injuries reported. a backup through there. give yourself some extra time. elsewhere the rest of san jose not too bad. clear northbound through downtown san jose. 101 a little sluggish this morning. elsewhere the bay bridge, at one point we were backed up all
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the way to west grand but check this out. metering lights are still on, but very light as you approach the toll plaza. golden gate bridge problem- free. a little slow 101 as you work your way out of marin county and the san mateo bridge no troubles in both directions. 15 minutes between 880 and 101. ace train number five about 6 minutes behind schedule. the rest of mass transit is right on time. that's traffic. lawrence, how's the forecast? >> gianna, got a little fog out there this morning. the good news is i think it's going to burn off earlier today meaning more sunshine showing up. you can see some sun breaking through inside the bay now and it's going to be a bright beautiful day toward the afternoon. gray at the coastline, plan on 50s and 60s. patchy fog continuing at the coastline. sunshine about 71 in oakland today. about 10 degrees warmer in san jose at 81. the valleys looking to move well into the 80s by the afternoon. but we are going to see some changes over the weekend. high pressure weakening so the numbers will come down throughout the weekend and it looks like probably headed well below the average as we look toward the middle of next week. expect more low clouds and fog
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this weekend, probably some drizzle as we head in towards sunday.
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welcome back to the "early show." the start of a beautiful day. absolutely beautiful day here in manhattan. >> almost a week ago. >> we are right there. we hope it's a great day. good morning once again. i'm chris wragge along with rebecca jarvis. erica hill is on assignment. good to have you here. >> good to be here. >> coming up on the program, more answers to all of those questions people have common these days is how do you overcome jet lag on your summer vacation, and which symptoms of menopause are so unusual -- >> that's one you ask a lot. >> it plagues me every day.
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dr. jennifer ashton will have the answers with our ask it early segment. christian louboutin's footwear. why a judge is aok with this issue. >> bet the judge loves presiding over that case. >> it's his favorite. that's what i've been told. >> the race for the republican presidential nomination just got more interesting. that's because a spokesman for texas governor rick perry says he'll run for president. >> that is putting the spotlight on a candidate who combines strong religious views with close ties to big business. cbs news correspondent wyatt andrews has more. >> reporter: it wasn't his formal announcement. that will come this weekend. but the mere admission that texas governor rick perry plans to run for president was enough to steal headlines from the declared republican candidates
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in the iowa debate last night. for perry, stealing the limelight is the plan. >> is he outsmarting you? >> no, i'm very pleased that he's coming in because he represents the status quo. >> welcome to the contest. >> we all need prayers, and i hope he offers a whole lot for everybody here on this stage. >> what if we have a better option for president? we do. rick perry. >> without perry even being a candidate, his supporters are already running these ads. in a poll, perry is already running second behind mitt romney and ahead of ron paul and michele bachmann. how is that possible? to voters outside of texas, perry can come across as another swaggering texas governor and one so conservative he once suggested that texas might lead the union. but to many republicans perry is the complete package, a social and fiscal conservative who has
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been governor since texas led the nations in new jobs created is a trend for which he takes credit. >> over the last two years, 40% of the net new jobs created in the united states were created in this state. >> his critics say around half of those new jobs were in the public, not private sector, and that thousands more were minimum wage jobs. but supporters see an issue that can challenge president obama. >> i think he has a record on jobs and the economy. so i think he fills a void in the race. >> perry will start this race with strong support from business and evangelical groups, but it's his claim to be the nation's top job creator that's the key to winning voter support and the very first thing his opponents will attack. wyatt andrews, cbs news, austin. >> joining us now from ames, iowa, seen of last night's debate and tomorrow's straw poll are norah o'donnell and john dickerson.
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great to have you both with us. welcome back norah. >> good morning. >> i want to begin, norah, with the fact that rick perry is in and will be officially in as of this weekend. how big of a shadow did that last on last night's debate? >> well, i think it overshadows many of the candidates who were gathered here in iowa because rick perry is going to announce on saturday in south carolina, then he's going to travel to new hampshire, then he'll come here to iowa on sunday. and rick perry has a following with social conservatives who maybe have not found their candidate in this race, although many of them like michele bachmann. he has a fiscal record in terms of jobs in texas, and there are a lot of republican fund-raisers out there, money men and money women, who are looking for a candidate to get behind and rick perry may be that candidate. his entrance no doubt will shake up this race. >> john, what's your take in. >> i think norah's exactly right. he's also a powerful and dynamic
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candidate. republicans have been uncertain about this field. even mitt romney, who is the front-runner in this field, if you look at the polls and push on his support, it's quite weak. republicans have been casting about for a kind of superhero. now rick perry comes in and kind of fills that void. and he can make the case that in tough economic times, i know how to create jobs in the economy. and the big fight with romney will be romney will say, well, i know how to create jobs because i've number business. so it will be two big candidates fighting over how to create jobs and who has the better argument for how to do so. >> to john's point, one of the interesting problems that mitt romney has, while he's not excited the republican base, is that while he was governor of massachusetts, massachusetts was 47th in the nation in job creation. and now you have rick perry who can come out and say, i've led the nation in terms of job creation. that's why i'm the best candidate to challenge barack obama. because of the economy and jobs is the number one issue in this election. so i think you're going to have a pretty clear contrast. >> that's right.
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romney's argument is, oh, well, i created jobs but it was in a good economy. perry can say, i created jobs in a very bad economy. >> also on the political trail this last week. he ran into some hot water. take a listen. >> you can raise taxes -- of course they are. everything corporations ultimately goes to people. where do you think it goes. >> it goes in their pockets. >> john, this didn't even come up at the debate last night, but it certainly is everywhere on the internet right now. what are your thoughts? is he going to run into more heat for what he said? >> it depends who the audience is. democrats jumped all over it. they were sending it out. i must have received seven or eight different e-mails about it. but he also tried to raise money off of it. the way republicans see it, the way the campaign cease it is this is a sign that he has a core, he can get in there and fight and make the republican
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argument. in republican circles the argument he was making is absolutely the standard republican argument. he was out there looking authentic, a problem that romney has had in past campaigns and the question he's had here. in the republican context, that was a great moment for mitt romney. democrats will try to bring it up. but the question is will barack obama make that case about corporations, will he beat up on romney? barack obama is trying to raise money from those same corporations. so this is an argument that would be tough for the president to make. >> we appreciate both of you for joining us from ames, iowa. thank you. >> thank you. switching gears, betty nguyen is in for jeff glor with a check of the headlines. >> good morning to you. u.s. officials said this morning that eight nato troops in afghanistan have been killed in the last two dpaps one service member died today in a roadside bombing in southern afghanistan. yesterday, a french soldier was killed in a bombing in the eastern part of the country. another service member was killed in an insurgent attack in the south.
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also in southern afghanistan. five american troops died in a roadside bombing. and this morning we are getting our first video of the wreckage of the u.s. chinook helicopter that was shot down in afghanistan saturday. 30 americans died in that attack. the single-most deadly incident of the war in afghanistan. syrian troops launched a new crackdown on pro-democracy protesters this morning. activists say at least two people were killed. [ chanting ] in one city government forces unleashed tear gas on forces that gathered after sunday prayers. there are unconfirmed reports that soldiers opened fire on protesters outside a mosque. officials in britain this morning say nearly 600 people have been charged in connection with this week's riots there. about 1700 people have been arrested. police are using surveillance video to find suspects. and from russia, just what the tired air traveler needs at the airport. it is the sleep box.
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for a small fee, you can use it to rest and to store your luggage on layovers. you can also recharge your laptops. and most important, it is soundproof. i think a few of us can use one of those at work. i don't know. chris and rebecca? what do you think? >> looks good. >> a little unsanitary, but a story for another day. >> that 100 degree heat streak in dallas is finally over just short of the record, but that doesn't mean it's time to get out the jackets and the snow boots just yet. marysol castro with a look at the weather this morning. >> good morning, chris and rebecca. good morning, everyone. don't be deceived by the wind in my hair. it's a lot cooler. but at the height of the heat wave this tarmac here at dfw is one of the hottest places in the state, clocking temperatures upwards of 130 degrees. but yesterday we did see some sunshine. it was pretty bright, but again those storms came through and cooled things down. the western part of the state saw one to two inches.
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>> who do we turn in the questions to, dr. jennifer ashton. gina wants to know what to do in the busy summer travel season? >> hello, dr. ashton. the two of us will be traveling to london in a few weeks, what is the best way to overcome jet lag? >> take their doctor with them, absent that -- >> you could be their doctor. >> i'll volunteer. most people complain if they're traveling three or more time zones. tends to be worse going in the easterly direction so there are a couple of things that you can do that can lessen the effects of jet lag. to begin with, you really want to set your time to, set your watch to the new time zone as early as possible. if you go east, set it earlier. in travel, avoid large meals, alcohol or caffeine. take a rest on the plane, that
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dehydrates you. when you arrive at your destination, fight that urge to go to bed immediately. be out in the natural sunlight and try to adjust to the time in that location as quickly as possible. >> stay awake. >> have a coffee when you land? >> you can have a coffee but the most important thing is natural sunlight. melatonin supplement is helpful. the faster you get used to the time the better. >> this comes from tracy asking, how do you know the difference between symptoms of menopause and if something may be really wrong? what's normal and what's not? >> i get this question in my practice almost on a daily basis. the average age of menopause is 51. some experience severe symptoms the problem is the symptoms can be vague, mimic other things. hot flashes, significant mood swings, difficulty sleeping or
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insomnia, weight gain, fatigue. talk to your doctor, make sure there isn't something else going on. >> last question from another rebekah, with a "k." >> if i have a balanced diet do i still need to take vitamin supplements? >> the answer is no, and yes. if you have a perfect diet, ideally you get all of the supplements from your food. the answer is yes, because unfortunately, in this country, most americans do not eat a balanced healthful diet, they eat packaged or processed foods so we say in general a couple of vitamins people should supplement, vitamin d3, institute of medicine recommends 600 units a day. in my practice i recommend 1,000, a lot of doctors recommend more, calcium, 1,000 milligrams a day for women and omega fatty fish oils, 250 or 500 milligrams a day. >> great information, dr. jennifer ashton thank you. coming up next a judge's
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she's so pretty. yeah. or we give it to kyle. it's really all he's got. [ male announcer ] switch to at&t u-verse and record four shows all at the same time. just $29 a month for 6 months. at&t. you might call christian louboutin the sole man of shoes. cbs news correspondent elaine key has know has the latest on the foot fight in court. >> reporter: they're the shoe of choice for well-heeled fashionistas and a-list celebrities, french designer christian famous on "sex & the city." >> hello, lover. >> you know the ones on the high heeled and the red bottoms. >> reporter: jennifer lopez
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wrote a love song. ♪ >> reporter: they prompted him to trademark the red soles in 2008 but now the designer is likely seeing red after a u.s. district judge denied his company's request to stop rival yves saint laurent from selling red soled shoes. christian louboutin said they're his signature and should be off limits to his rivals including yves saint laurent. this professor teaches fashion law and says he's making a specific legal claim. >> he's not saying you can't put it on any part, he's saying you can't put it on the sole because the consumers will be confused. >> reporter: confusion that could threaten the louboutin distinctive brand if the market is flooded with lookaliking but
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the judge disagreed and questioned the validity of the trademark saying the claim would cast a red cloud over the industry clamping what other designers do while allowing louboutin could paint with a full palette. >> they don't have to worry. >> reporter: both sides will argue whether the red sole trademark should remain in place. >> i think louboutin will fight this. i think we'll see bloody footprints on the floor not just red ones. >> reporter: a battle of two fashion powerhouses that's far from finished. elaine key has know, cbs news, new york. >> we've been following closely the battle with the debt ceiling the last few months but this is really the battle of the real wars. >> really heated. >> very expensive the shoes. >> kind of ridiculously
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expensive. >> ladies know that if you got the money those are the shoes you want to buy, unbelievable. >> it's an interesting question in light of,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,
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police in santa ro good morning. it is 8:25. let's get you caught up on some of the heads lines here. this morning, police in santa rosa are looking for armed robbers. suspects allegedly locked two employees inside a garda company warehouse around 11 p.m. they made off with cash but the amount is not disclosed. oakland police think they have the gunman who shot 3-year- old carlos nava to death. 26-year-old lawrence denard was arraigned and has denied shooting nava monday afternoon. a second suspect is held and they are looking for others. a hearing today in the murder of oakland journalist chauncey bailey. lawyers for yusef bey iv and antoine mackey will ask for a new trial. they are expected to argue that the prosecution star witness
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lied on the stand. if their motion is denied, sentencing will proceed in that case. traffic and weather coming right up.
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way westbound but "friday light" out of the altamont pass. over to the maps right now, we still have some troubles in walnut creek an accident involving a garbage truck that hit a power poll. ygnacio valley road at la casa via is shut down eastbound. they are doing one-way traffic control so one lane gets by through there. it's causing a backup on the freeways slight delays exiting. outside lands festival taking place this weekend. lots of folks heading to golden gate bridge. expect delays. that's your morning drive. lawrence, how's the weather? >> a little gray in spots around the bay area right now, gianna. but promise of more sunshine toward the afternoon. here's a nice shot from our mount vaca cam at 3,000 feet. you can see some of the fog and low clouds rolling over the hills here but this is going to all break up in just the next couple of hours. you will see plenty of sunshine in the valleys and nice warm temperatures. warm into livermore today. 88 there. 87 concord. 71 sunny in oakland. 81 in san jose. and at the coast we'll still see lingering clouds in the afternoon and 50s and 60s.
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a little prince, yeah. welcome back to the "early show." i'm rebecca jarvis with chris wragge, who is loving this prince right now. >> good friday morning. >> erica hill is away. we've got the interesting results of a study. married couples know it can be a
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chal toeng keep the spark alive. here's an idea. more kissing. a new survey finds that one in five married couples go without kissing for a week at a time. coming up our relationship experts -- i know, a whole week. they, experts, will be talking to us and people in new york about whether or not that's really enough. >> doesn't sound like it. what are your thoughts? >> i'm not married just yet. five months to go. >> put you on the spot. >> i'll let you know in five months. >> also a look at the longest running event in america. farm aid by willie nelson, john mellencamp and neil young. it has helped family farmers. the concert is tomorrow. we'll talk to mellencamp about the new focus and small local farmers need the most help right now. we've got that coming up. a really good piece. >> yeah. >> but first, your plastic credit cards may soon be a thing of the past. it is now possible to use a smart phone to pick the thiay f
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things you buy in a store. >> molly wood of c-net. >> reporter: look closely. it's not a card. it's a cell phone. are you the only person in town that can do that? jim mccarthy is betting that this is your future. your phone will be your wallet. and you'll use it not a credit card when shopping in stores. >> the phone has really become the wallet. >> mccarthy, a director at visa, says he and competitors at mastercord and american express are moving from the credit card business into the mobile payment business. >> don't think of it as plastic but with a set of control thes never had before. >> controls that he insists make it safe for you use your cell phone to pay. >> so if someone was to steel stale it and counterfeit the chip itself, it wouldn't work. >> so you're saying that paying with your phone is safer than paying with a card. >> yes. >> today in san francisco,ic buy a cup of coffee using this cell
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phone, but this is just the beginning of a trend that could change the way we pay for everything. technology is letting business owners and even individuals like you or me take credit card payments on a mobile phone. jim mckelvey is co-founder of square a san francisco company that lets anyone accept credit card payments using a quarter-sized attachment that plugs into a phone's head phone jack. >> we started in jack's apartment. >> he says he got the idea when he lost a big sale on a piece of art he created. >> if you are a merchant and you only take cash, your sales will go down. >> so are americans ready to give up cash and cards and use their phones instead? >> i like the idea of a paperless community. >> what if the network goes down, that's a problem. the electronic element of it is disconcerting. >> would you feel comfortable paying with everything with your mobile phone? >> yeah, i would feel comfortable doing it. because i get paid in tips, i get cash. >> mobile phone payments are
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typical in az yarks but still rare here. that's likely to change as stores and customers grow comfortable with the new technology. >> way easier for us to buy more stuff. >> exactly. >> this is molly wood in san francisco. that's exactly why what i don't need, things that make it easier for me to buy more stuff. >> if they can cut back on fraud because credit card fraud is such a huge thing. if it is more efficient, it will really take hold. >> that mini swipe will be the thing that scarce people off. >> could be. >> could be hacked into almost immediately. >> someone will create a new cube that will steal. >> we have a whole new set of problems. no problems today. all right, good morning, everybody. the swings in the stock market are leading to lower energy prices. experts are predicting that gasoline prices will fall 50 cents in coming weeks thanks to a decrease in the demand for oil. this morning crude oil was trading below $85 a barrel. the securities and exchange commission is investigating
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possible insider trading at standard & poor's in connection to its downgrade of the u.s. credit rating. federal regulators want to knew who at s&p knew of the company's decision to downgrade before it was made last week. and the u.s. postal service says it will lose $8 billion this year. it's proposing big job cuts. officials want to eliminate 120,000 jobs and replace health plans with a cheaper system. both require approval from congress. after a request for help from aruba, the fbi is joining the investigation of robyn gardner's disappearance on the island. her traveling companion is in custody. he says she vanished ten days ago while they were snorkeling. but aruban police say there are inconsistencies with his story and prosecutors say he stopped cooperating with investigators. three siblings known as the dougherty gang are being held in
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a colorado jail this morning. all three made their first court appearance yesterday in jail. a day after they were captured in a manhunt. they face choonchs murder and assaulting an officer. colorado state troopers recounted the high speed chase and gunfire before the group was arrested. >> they're shooting at my friends out there, they're shooting at me. >> you know, these guys are really trying to kill me. >> she says, i deserve to be shot, after she pulled a gun at the police. and the candidates seeking their party's nomination gathered in iowa for a debate. they aimed a few barbs at one another. one questioner noted that michele bachmann has said wives should be submissive to their husbands, then asked a question that got quite a response. >> as president, would you be submissive to your husband?
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>> thank you for that question, byron. >> you're welcome. >> marcus and i will be married for 33 years this september 10th. i'm in love with him. i'm so proud of him. and both he and i, what submission means to us, if that's what your question is, it means respect. i respect my husband. he's a wonderful, godly man and a great father. and he respects me as his wife. that's how we operate our marriage. we respect each other, we love each other, and i've been so grateful that we've been able to build a home together. we have five wonderful children and 23 foster children. we built a business together and a life together. and i'm very proud of him. >> the debate was a preliminary to tomorrow's iowa straw poll. a nonbinding but often influential popularity contest for the candidates.
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now let's head back down to dfw airport outside of dallas. marysol castro bringing in a 747 a few minutes ago.
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thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now over to rebecca. i give you a kiss. >> thank you so much. you obviously know what's coming up next. you're not supposed to kiss and tell, but married couples did just that for a new survey that shows many of us aren't puckering up as much as you
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would think. matt titus and nicole beland hit the streets to find out a surprising bit of information. >> did you know that one in five married couples go a whole week without kissing? what do you think about that? >> that's sad. >> why is that sad? >> at my age, i don't want to miss a kiss. >> how long do you guys usually go without kissing. >> about a weekend? >> you think that's ideal? >> no, it's just normal. >> one million times a week. >> if you are together, every ten minutes maybe. >> if you met somebody hopefully that you're happy in a relationship, what's holding you back? >> how often do you think couples should kiss? >> every day. >> do you think you guys could ever go for a week without kissing even once? >> i don't think so. >> i always want to kiss her. >> i think kissing's very important. because you can't stay mad with someone if you're kissing them. >> so actually make us forget about everything? >> yeah.
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>> a kiss is something special that bonds the husband and wife, and it's something that just the two of us can enjoy and share. it's my way of connecting and saying everything's still okay again today. >> that's a nice scene right there. joining us are matt titus and nicole beland. i want to go over a statistic here. this will drive the point home. we don't want to make light of this. one in five married couples go without kissing for at least a week at a time. of those couples two in five kiss for only five seconds or less when they do kiss. >> this is terrible. >> awful. >> there's another survey done. 1,000 undergraduates were polled at the university of albany. they found that women think kissing is essential. they use it as a mate assessment device and a relationship assessing device. guys use it as a means to an end
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for sex. couples are married, they're together forever. men aren't dying to have sex, so why kiss? >> that's ter inl. >> that's a dreel breaker. >> it's sad that people underestimate the importance of kissing so much. it fuels romance. if you have a good kiss, it thoos last longer than six seconds. it releases dopamine, serotonin, the bonding hormone oxytocin. it makes you crave and want your partner more. if you're not kissing, you're fot feeling that desire. of course you don't want sex. not you personally. >> the cortisol hormone, the stress hormone is also reduced by kissing. an amazing thing. let's be realistic. how often can you have makeout sessions with your significant other on a daily basis? >> why not? >> you got to make time for it, though, right? >> it takes less time than picking up the dry cleaning or other boring, horrible stuff you have to do.
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>> the question, though, is duration or frequency the more important thing when it comes to keeping the relationship -- >> duration. the little pecks don't release the hormones. the little pecks don't add up to anything. >> duration's really important. but again, how realistic is this? we've become complacent. >> perfectly realistic. to kiss every day for more than ten seconds and letting that feeling of connection wash over you. >> do you write romantic novels? >> i agree. >> i think that this is -- my wife's in this business. she's never around. she's miserable, she's tired. i don't think she wants a big sloppy wet kiss. >> did you ask her? >> no, he's not talking to me. >> why am i not surprised. >> i don't think this is realistic. couples lose a lot of the romance. >> they lose it because they've stopped maintaining it. so it's a vicious cycle. >> you have got to make the effort. >> find the time to make the time. >> kisses are not big and
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sloppy, maybe you should work on it more. >> eye contact. >> i don't know. i just think that the couples that we talked to, they're adorable. they were married 35 years. >> they were really sweet. >> they all had -- the common thing they said was we do it every single day and it means something. it means the relationship's okay. it means that he loves me, she loves me. >> it's a reaffirmation that they're attracted to each other. >> if they say, this is like us, we don't kiss at all. who should take the lead, the man or woman? >> i think it's hotter when the woman does. >> you're a little predictable, by the way. >> yeah, i know. >> i think it should be the guy. the guy should take the lead. >> it shouldn't be about whether the man or woman takes the lead, the person who will make it a priority. there's always somebody in the relationship who will be like i'm going to take the lead on this. >> it's a time thing. >> maybe if the person has more
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time. >> maybe a sign of something bigger. if you're not making the time for this, you're not making the time for each other at all. >> that's genius. >> you're just upset with me. >> a quick question about cuddling. >> cuddling, how important is that, thank you, chris. thank you so much. >> it was a study of older guys. 40 to 70. and they found that men care about cuddling even more than women. we don't get it. >> thanks so much. >> good to see you. coming up next, farm aid co-founder john mellencamp talks about the big concert and why american farmers need help more than ever. ♪ ooh baby, looks like you need a little help there ♪
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is tomorrow in kansas city, kansas. the annual benefits have raised over $39 million over the last 26 years to promote family farms in the u.s. >> one of founders tells ayla brown there's still a lot of work to be done. ♪ ♪ well i was born in a small town ♪ >> reporter: for more than 30 years, rock icon john mellencamp has provided a soundtrack for life in america's heartland. ♪ oh, the small community >> reporter: but as america's landscape changed with large corporate farms driving small farms out of business, musicians turned activist. >> small family farmers are what made this country what it was. when i was a kid, you know, all of these small towns across america were supported by farming. there was a saying that said the way the farmer goes, goes america, and that has changed
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dramatically. >> reporter: and how is that affecting this country? >> we have been in crisis mode for decades. before long we're going to wake up one day and we're not going to recognize this place. you know each person in this country deserves to make an honest wage, be able to live the american dream and that just does not exist anymore. >> welcome to farm aid, the concert for america! >> reporter: to preserve that dream, mellencamp joined forces with willie nelson and neil young in 1985 to create farm said. ♪ this land was made for you and me ♪ >> reporter: the day-long music festival raised more than $9 million for small family farmers. ♪ from california to the new york islands ♪ >> reporter: 26 years later it is the longest running benefit concert, a distinction mellencamp never expected. ♪ ain't that america for you and me ♪ >> at the time we anticipated
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doing one concert, we thought we'll do this concert, bring some attention to it, we'll get some politicians there and we'll talk to them and they'll do what's right. well, not much of that happened. >> reporter: in what ways? >> well like i said the laws aren't really set up to facilitate a small family farmer. the laws are set up to facilitate big business, like everything else in this country. >> reporter: this year, farm aid is more important than ever, a bleak economy combined with historic natural disasters has crippled family farmers. cricket adams and his wife, kim, separate a small organic farm in altoona, alabama. they lost nearly everything during the devastating tornadoes that tore through the south in april, the nation's deadliest in 37 years. >> got hit pretty hard, a lot of property damage. >> we're making due but it hurt us financially and emotionally. >> reporter: with a $500 farm
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aid grant, they purchased an industrial chainsaw to cut fallen trees from their fields and finally get back to work. >> when we found out we were getting the grant, there was a lot of tears, a lot of gratitude, because without farm aid, we wouldn't be able to recover like we have. and like we still have to. hey, jessie, hi baby girl. >> reporter: the adams press on. >> it's tough, but i mean, we don't want to leave. we want to hand this down to your grandchildren. >> that's always been the dream, to have the family continue on with what we've started here. don't let the family farm die. it's too important. ♪ >> reporter: it's what drives mellencamp and friends to keep farm aid growing. ♪ but ain't that america >> that's what farm aid has tried to do, is to help people
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solve their problems, be part of a solution. that's the spirit of what america was founded upon. >> a great time as always, mellencamp, nelson and young will perform tomorrow. other headliners, the dave matthews band and jacob dylan. >> before it we take off today a farewell and thank you to a fantastic group of interns who have joined us since june here at "the early show," with cbs news. you guys have done a wonderful job and it's been our pleasure to have you. >> exactly. we'd announce them all by name, but we don't know their names. just kidding, totally kidding. >> these are their names. >> you guys have been great. we wish you the best as you go back to school and embark on your careers. we hope you learned something this past summer. you've been invaluable. go back to school, get off
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a man lost his wife and future child after an attack by his good morning, 8:55, i have your headlines. a man lost his wife and future child after an attack by his own pit bull. when he got home the dog was standing over his wife's body. paramedics tried to save had her but she was pronounced dead at the scene. the police shot the dog attacked. b.a.r.t. is up 8% and transit rides are up. hikes in bridge tolls and parking fees are motivating people to get out of their cars. the 49ers play their first preseason game. the niners take on saints in new orleans, it's a chance to
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see how a player performs. and it's the first game for harbaugh, he says that he plans to focus on evaluation and execution. watch it right here, and traffic and weather is coming right up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning from the traffic center, busy in the south bay. north 280. traffic is backed up through the area and if you are working your way through san jose, we are seeing stop and go conditions. 101 not doing too badly. we have an accident here blocking lanes and you see traffic stacked up here. we have patchy fog bureaucratting up out over the bay just a bit. we see more sunshine as we head in toward the afternoon. looks like a great day outside. temperatures are going to be heating up in the 80s, inland. and you'll see 60s and 70s out toward the bay and still cool out. now over the weekend it looks like high pressure will break down a bit, sliding east ward that allows for cooler air to make its way in and cooler
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