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veet secret burial. following days of debate, moammar gadhafi is buried somewhere in the desert. a gruesome find, and this find in a storage center that could solve a decades old cold case. and a hiker being lost for nearly more than a week in the canadian wilderness. this is the "cbs morning news" canadian wilderness. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, october 25th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs and good morning, everyone. appreciate you joining us, as always. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen this morning. libya's interim government says moammar gadhafi's corpse was buried this morning in a secret desert grave. gadhafi was buried with his son and a top aide. a few relatives and officials
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were in attendance. his body was removed from a walk-in freezer. it had been there since its capture showing clear signs of abuse. that triggered calls for investigation. the site of the burial will remain secret to ensure it does not become victim of a crime. it's reported that gadhafi's son, his long time heir apparent is in libya travel, a false passport trying to flee. the search continues for hundreds of people missing after sunday's devastating earthquake in turkey. more than 366 people are known to have decided, most buried when scores of buildings collapsed. the area of southern turkey has been hit by numerous aftershocks. at least 1300 have been injured. thailand is reeling from the worst floods to hit that country in nearly 60 years. flood waters are now affecting bangkok's airports shutting down all domestic flights. other parts of the capital are having flooding problems. the death toll has risen to more than 360 from the nationwide flooding that began in july. hurricane rina is building
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strength this morning in the western caribbean. the storm became a category one hurricane with winds over 40 miles an hour wednesday. forecasters say it could get stronger with wind speeds of 120 miles per hour later this week. rina is expected to turn to the north hitting cozumel and cancun as early as thursday. texas governor rick perry unveiled his proposal for a 20% flat tax rate. and president obama is in california this morning. next stop, colorado, as he pushes his own economic initiative. later this week, he announces his measures on college plans. susan mcginnis has more on that. >> these are part of executive actions that the president is taking. they require no congressional approval and they effectively allow the president to blame republicans and congress for taking no action. president obama made a surprise stop at a los angeles restaurant to greet voters and grab a bite. >> i'm going to have the chicken. >> reporter: he's in the middle
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of a three-day western swing aim at raising campaign cash and pushing his economic policy. >> we can't wait for an increasingly dysfunctional congress to do its job. where they won't act, i will. >> reporter: at his first stop in las vegas monday, the president announced a new executive order to help struggling homeowners. under the plan, about a million people with government loans could refinance even if their home is under water if they've paid their mortgage for six months. economists announce more will need to be done to fix the housing market, but every little bit helps. >> it might be unsatisfying that we can't solve the crisis in one big move, but that's what we've got. it's going to take a lot of small step toes turn this around. >> reporter: tomorrow in colorado, president obama is expected to announce another initiative to help college students. these initiatives allow the president to work around congress where his jobs plan is stalled. this morning, rick perry will unveil a new tax cut proposal.
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perry's proposal will compete with herman cain's 9-9-9 plan which includes a national sales tax and mitt romney's plan which could tweak the current tax code. the states for this trip for president obama are all states that he won in the last election and wants to shore up votes for the next one. colorado and nevada in particular are swing states that went republican republican in 2004. >> susan mcginnis, thank you so much. herman cain begins a nationwide radio campaign today. but it's an ad on his youtube page that is causing a bit of a stir. it features his chief of staff. mark block. >> we need you to get involved, because together, we can do this. we can take this country back. >> the ad includes a close-up of block smoking while a woman sings "i am america."
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some have suggested the ad is a hoax or the work of a hacker so we decided to contact the campaign and ask for ourselves. they told us it's a real ad and they're getting a lot of positive feedback. two north carolina students are being charged in a shooting that wounded a fellow student at cape fear high school. the 15-year-old victim was walking outside the school cafeteria yesterday when she was shot in the neck. she is in stable condition this morning. the suspects, one 18, one 15 brought a rifle to school and are in court today. authorities in maine hope they've gotten a break in the case of a woman who disappeared 28 years ago. katie wardell was 29 years old when she went missing in 1983. his former boyfriend died three weeks ago. he was 80 years old. his relatives found a skeleton inside a freezer at a storage
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unit julian has rented since 1982. >> the family has submitted dna evidence that will help speed up that process if indeed it's her. if it's not her, we're back to square one. >> julian told police the last time he saw her they had a fight and he dropped her off at a motel in new hampshire. lawyers defending the doctor accused of killing michael jackson continue their defense today. murray's lawyers claim jacksan sought to cure his insome mia with intravenous drugs for at least 15 years. karen brown reports. >> reporter: michael jackson's long time personal physician took the stand for dr. conrad murray's defense. dr. allen metzger told the jurors jackson had problems for more than a decade and had asked for intravenous medication two months before his death. >> did he happen to mention the name of this medicine? >> i think he used the word juice. >> the defense hopes to show that he was so desperate for sleep he could have injected himself with propofol.
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dr. metzger visited with him in april 2009. >> i think his fear was that this was a big obligation. >> reporter: during that same time period, jackson called on a nurse practitioner to help him sleep. >> i said, well, you have a concern about something? he said, i've just been tired. >> reporter: earlier in the day, prosecutors rested their case after calling 33 witnesses including medical experts who painted dr. murray as negligent, inept and distracted. their final witness saying you dr. murray was solely responsible for michael jackson's death. but the defense grilled dr. steven shaffer, anesthesiologist. >> you had no information at your disposal that dr. murray would have given six injections b even. >> correct. >> reporter: dr. shaffer spent four days on the stand and told the jurors that the only scientifically basis for jackson's death was that murray gave jackson too much propofol.
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the defense plans to present 15 witnesses and is expected to be wrapped up by the end of the week. karen brown, cbs news, los angeles. coming up, fast food brings back a fan favorite. plus, the hpv vaccine, should boys be vaccinated for the virus that causes cervical cancer? this is the "cbs morning news." halloween again? nice mummy costume. can't anyone do anything origina.ahhhh. edible arrangements bouquets. they're so fun it's scary. call, click or come into the location near you.
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>> nobody wants to find out either that they have cancer or they're close to having cancer. >> new studies show a link between hpv and cardiovascular disease. >> whim with the cancer causing strain had a twofold increased risk for heart disease. >> reporter: researchers found an association even with women who did not have other risk factors, such as high cholesterol, smoking or diabetes. 20% of people with cardiovascular disease do not have typical factors. doctors hope pinpointing the cause to hpv will help save lives. >> we have to identify new factors that could lead us to predict heart sdeets disease before people have their heart attack. >> reporter: michelle says she has a healthy heart, but will pay closer attention from now on. >> now that we know this, it's something to be on the lookout for. >> she is now hpv free and has regular checkups to stay healthy. randall pinkston, cbs news, new york. cbs money watch time now.
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netflix suffering backlash over raising its prices. ashley is here with more on that. good to see you, good morning. >> good morning, terrell. japan's nikkei dropped about 1% while hong kong's hang seng was up 1%. today's housing market, investors on monday were encouraged by attempts to corral its debt. the dow gained nearly 105 points what time the nasdaq added 62. netflix shares dropped nearly 20% on monday after it reported losing 800,000 subscribers in the third quarter. many customers were outraged as the company drastically raised prices over the summer as part of a failed attempt to spin off its dvd by mail service. netflix still has more than 23 million subscribers. airfares are going up again. united, delta and continental have added $5 to ticket prices.
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other carriers have not matched. if they don't, the increase will likely be dropped. airlines have tried to raise prices about 20 times this year. christmas is still two full months away, because holiday retail price war is raging. walmart says it will give gift cards to shoppers if they find something at wall smart but find it somewhere else cheaper. and sears is vowing to bet a competitor's price by 10%. the steve jobs biography is already at the top of the best seller list. the book written by walter is c isaacson entitled "simply steve jobs" his proorders monday. orders orders shot up 35,000% after the apple co-founder died. and back by popular demand, the mcrib is making a mccomeback. mcdonald's says it is bringing back a fan favorite until the middle of next month. since its debut in 1982, the
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boneless barbecue pork sandwich has been on and off the menu, but hat developed a cult-like following. terrell, i can tell you, i have never had the pleasure of a mcrib. >> i haven't had one, either. but i know people are losing their minds over this sandwich. >> there is had a cult-like following, no doubt about it. i'm more of a happy meal kind of girl. >> a big mac for me. >> i knew it. >> ashley, thank you so much. we'll take a quick break. coming up, your tuesday morning weather forecast and in sports, the dramatic power of adrian beltre. the rangers are one step closer to their first world series win. [camera shutter clicks] picture this... ...great deals on your best buddy's gifts at petsmart. save $4 on select iams® cat food
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pronamel iso-active helps protect against the effects of acid erosion. here is a look at the weather in some cities around the country. 71 with showers in chicago. 88 and sunny in dallas. in los angeles, mostly cloudy skies, 68 degrees. time now for a check of the national forecast. latest satellite picture shows a nice, clear patch over the southeast and southern plains. in the northern plains, overcast skies and scattered showers are on the move. the west coast might see a few clouds pass by and it's cloudy in the northeast. later today, colder air heads to the central plains. 24 hours ago, temps were in the 80s. showers are likely to head to the coast. in sports this morning, the texas rangers are one game away from winning their first ever world series. adrian beltre got the power,
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drepg the one knee to launch a monster shot in the sixth to tie the game against the cards. then in the eighth, catcher mike napoli doubles to the wall to score two runs. rangers take down the cards, 4-2. they now lead the series, 3 games to 2. on monday night football, the jacksonville jaguar withes hut the hurt of the ravens. joe flacco in the fourth, she shut down baltimore's offense the whole game. the jags won the game on four field goals, three for over 50 yards each. the jags stopped the mighty ravens, 12-7. basketball is about to lose two more weeks. nba commissioner david stern will announce today the season will be canceled until the end of november. the two sides are stuck on how to divide revenue. no new plans are scheduled or talks. coming up next on the morning news, lost in the
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bigger because we're better. on the "cbs morning news," here is a look at today's weather. expect a big dip in temperatures as a stormyste on the "cbs morning news," here is a look at today's weather. expect a big dip in temperatures as a storm system sweeps through the midwest. central plains will be in the 50s and 60s. snow will come with a cold wave, but several inches falling over the colorado rockies and wyoming. get another look at this morning's top stories. moammar gadhafi was buried this morning with his son and a top aide at a secret location in the desert. his decaying body had been on display since he was captured and killed last week. president obama is on a campaign-style west coast swing. yesterday in nevada, he introduced an initiative for mortgage relief. the air force is investigating the crash of a jet fighter in southern nevada. the single seat f-15 went down
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yesterday. these pictures, the jet can be seen falling from the sky and crashing. the pilot was able to eject and was not injured. and an amazing survival story this morning, a canadian hiker was missing north of vancouver, british columbia. he was finally rescued after ten days lost in the wilderness. deborah has the story. >> reporter: it's a popular site for hikers, especially in the fall if it weather is perfect, as it has been recently. that's what brought michael san leraunt here. but what started as a simple day hike turned into a story for survival. for ten days, he was lost in these mountain wes no food, no bottled water and no cell phone. a search effort was launched after his car was found here abandon. the problem was, he was nowhere close to where he started his hike.
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>> i could hear them. they didn't hear me. then on the third day, i started hallucinating. >> reporter: they searched in the air as well as by foot. >> i'm quite sure he saw them, but he could not raise the alert. it may have been because he couldn't yell because he was so dehydrated. but i can tell you one thing, he had written on his forearm all his information just like, when you find my body, this is who i am. so he had resigned himself that that was going to be it for it. >> reporter: another day out here, and searchers say san leraunt would have died. but another member of the rescue team who happened to be hiking on her own time found him. a helicopter got him out. san laureant has frostbite on his feet, is dehydrated, but is otherwise well. deborah goebl, cbs news, british columbia. this morning on "the early show," a new and surprising poll on the presidential field.
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a controversial new study this morning links teenager violence to soda. high school students in boston who drink more than five cans of soda with caffeine and sugar a week are up to 15% more likely to be violent. the american beverage association says the study lacks scientific evidence. a new type of eye surgery may restore normal reading vision for millions of people. the camera corna inlay is a pinpoint size disk that is inserted into the eyes of people who have trouble focusing on close-up objects. it's a normal part of the aging process. the inlay may be approved for use in the u.s. next year. a woman in texas became an internet sensation because of her video.
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it's a video of hearing her own voice for the first time. she was given an implant of a new type of high tech hearing device. karen reports. >> reporter: this is the youtube video that instantly made sara churman a star. >> technically, your device is on. >> i just started crying because i could hear myself and then i was laughing because here i am in this awesome moment and i'm crying. it was just a snowball of emotions. >> reporter: sara has been deaf since birth, but that change in august when she received esteem, a fully implantable hearing device. >> there's never been a moment where i didn't always hope that some day i could get my hearing back, where there could be some sort of technology or surgery. i've always realized what i've missed out on. >> the esteem capitalizes on the body's own anatomy and turns the eardrum into a sensor. >> we drove the sound into the coclea. whereas a hearing aid, it sits in the ear canal and the sound
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has to travel through the air, through the eardrum and there's a lot of opportunity for distortion and loss of quality. >> sara and her husband, sloan, says the esteem has had a profound effect on their family of four. >> i walk into the kitchen and she's crying. she's like, have these girls always sounded like this? she's never heard the voices the way they are. >> reporter: now they're on the media circus to spread the word and to get insurance companies to try to pay for the device. it's given me life that i haven't had. >> reporter: and that is music to her ears. coming up a little later on "the early show," the surprising new cbs news poll on the new presidential front-runner. plus, 25 years ago today, it's the slow dribbler that cost the red sox the world series. the hit that still has boston fans fuming. and inside the new blockbuster comedy, matthew roderic talks about his new
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film, "tower heights." all that and more coming up later this morning on "the early show." that will do it for the morning news on this tuesday. as always, appreciate you watching. have a great day, everybody. news on this tuesday. have a great day, everybody.
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