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abuse allegations. two weeks after penn state, a syracuse university basketball coach is suspected in an alleged child sexual abuse case. the day after. occupy wall street protesters march in cities across the country. now what is next for the movement? a hollywood mystery. nearly 30 years after the death of movie star natalie wood, detectives reopen their investigation. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 18th, 2011. good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. we begin this morning with another alleged child sex scandal in a major college sports program.
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just two weeks after the penn state scandal erupted, police are investigating allegations against an assistant basketball coach at syracuse university in new york. the school has placed bernie fine on administrative leave. espn reports two former ball boys have come forward accusing fine of molesting them for years. the university says it conducted its own investigation back in 2005, but concluded the allegations were unfounded. in a statement, fine's boss, syracuse head coach jim boeheim, has fine has his full support. quote, i have known bernie fine for more than 40 years, it says. i have never seen or witnessed anything to suggest that he would have been involved any of the alleged activities. had i seen or suspected anything, i would have taken action. on the syracuse campus last night, students reacted to the allegations against bernie fine. >> my first reaction like did anybody know about this? like how long has this been going on? >> the whole thing with joe
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paterno just happened, it's so close to home, too, just being a part of the university, you never think something like that can happen. i hope it's not true. >> i hope to god it's not true. i hope so much it's not true, but i hope with the rumors that the investigation is taken seriously. >> there has been no word from fine, who has been a coach at syracuse for 35 years. now to the occupy wall street protests. the movement was two months old yesterday and marked the occasion by hitting the streets in cities across the country. there were confrontations with police and numerous arrests, especially here in new york. terrell brown is at zuccotti park in lower manhattan where the protests began. good morning, terrell. what is the mood down there right now? >> reporter: betty, good morning to you. when i last counted, less than 30 protesters inside zuccotti park. but demonstrators are holding out. it is chilly out here too. the temperatures in the upper 30s. a very different story than what we saw yesterday. thousands of demonstrators took to the streets, not only here in new york city, but across the country.
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occupy wall street demonstrators marched to music in new york marking a peaceful end to a day of nationwide protests. thousands jammed this plaza last night before walking across the brooklyn bridge. nearby, a light shined 99% on the side of a building. >> it's just an incredible thing to be a part of and i feel like it's part of history. >> reporter: earlier in the day, the protests turned violent and bloody as police arrested more than 300 people, many for trying to block city streets. several officers were also injured. >> police just stormed in and started grabbing people and throwing people to the ground. >> reporter: the protests comes just days after police cleared occupy wall street headquarters here in zuccotti park. despite the restriction of no tents and no sleeping bags, demonstrators remain defiant. >> people ought to start listening. this is growing every day and it's not going to end any time soon. >> reporter: that sentiment can be felt across the country. hundreds of activists marched through downtown los angeles thursday. they pitched tents in the middle of the street before police
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moved in. >> we are getting arrested because we are showing to the u.s. and l.a. and california, the need for change in this country. >> reporter: in chicago, demonstrators jammed this bridge. while miss in portland, oregon, clashed with protesters outside chase bank. there appears no end in sight for the two-month-old movement. occupy oakland is calling for another action tomorrow. beyond that event in oakland, it is not clear what this group has planned next. what we do know is this movement is costing money. new york city alone, overtime costs for police is in the millions. betty? >> really? terrell brown in new york city, thank you. in politics, republican presidential candidate herman cain is now being guarded by the secret service. cain has been the target of threats and he asked for the protection. secret service protection is always provided to major party nominees but is allowed earlier in the process if a threat is perceived. a man charged with
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trying to kill president obama apparently believes he is jesus. oscar ramiro ortega-hernandez was arraigned in pittsburgh yesterday. he is accused of firing nine shots at the white house last saturday. one slug hit the family's living headquarters. his fm lay says he -- his family says he has no history of mental illness. in this videotape made in idaho state university, ortega claims to be the second coming of christ. >> it's not just a coincidence that i look like jesus. i am the modern day jesus christ that you all have been waiting for. >> people who know ortega say he has called obama the anti-christ. if convicted of attempted assassination, ortega faces life in prison. the president is on the indonesian island of bali this morning where he announced he is sending secretary of state clinton to myanmar. the country is ruled by its military which has repressed its citizens for decades, but the
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president said he now sees, quote, flickers of progress. the army has conducted its first test of a new weapon capable of traveling at five times the speed of sound. the hypersonic unmanned aircraft traveled 2,300 miles over the pacific in less than half an hour yesterday. the air force has already test flown a similar weapon. on the cbs "moneywatch," stock prices fell again in asia today. ashley morrison is in new york with that and more. good morning, ashley. >> good morning to you, betty. >> reporter: asian markets slumped today on more uncertainty on the global economy. tokyo's nikkei lost more than 1%. hong kong's hang seng was down closer to 2%. today, wall street gets the index of leading economic indicators. on thursday, it was another rough day for the market with more jitters over the euro debt crisis. the dow lost almost 135 points, while the nasdaq gave back 51. a new report warns we aren't yet even halfway through the foreclosure crisis. the center for responsible
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lending says more than 3.5 million homeowners are on the verge of losing their home. that is more than 8% of the entire market. between 2004 and 2008, 2.7 million mortgages ended in foreclosure. yelp is hoping investors give it a five-star rating. it is going public. it says it plans to raise $100 million next year in an niche public offering of stock. the the site which does not charge for access took in $58 million so far this year. they make most of their money from advertising. more people plan to hit the road this thanksgiving than last. aaa says 42.5 million americans are expected to travel this holiday. that is 4% more than last year. and the highest number since the start of the recession. and, finally, we are all sick of the hassles of air travel, but this is certainly a first. hundreds of passengers traveling from india to england were stranded for six hours in vienna
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when their comtel airline flight stopped for fuel. the charter service asked the passengers to kick in more than $31,000 to buy gas. even asking some to get off the plane so they could hit the atm machine. that is not a joke and probably the worst flight they have been on. >> that is the craziest thing i have ever heard. they were on board the plane when they said we need more cash from you and cash indeed is what the airline wanted. i heard some of the airline is going to refund some of that, or holf hopefully all of it. thank you, ashley morrison. just ahead on the "morning news," a hollywood couple makes it official. they are splitting up. after 30 years of live tv, regis takes a final bow. this is the "cbs morning news." a final bow. this is the "cbs morning news." like kenmore, craftsman, nordictrack, die hard, samsung... and our gifts will be top notch.
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>> put your hands up! put your hands up! after a high-speed police chase, the suspect attacked an officer with a knife. other officers fired ten shots, killing the suspect. a review board ruled the police were justified in using deadly force. los angeles police have reopened their investigation into the death of actress natalie wood 30 years ago. police say they will review new information about the case later today. what was a three-time oscar nominee, including her role in "west side story" drowned after a night of partying off a boat anchored off catalina island. her husband actor robert wagner and their friend, christopher walken, was also on board. the death was originally ruled an accident. >> there was a lot of conjecture about that night and what happened because, you know, we
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really didn't know what happened. you know? nobody heard anything. there was no -- i mean, if we had heard something, one of us would have, you know, done something. >> wagner's spokesman says he has not yet been contacted about the reopened investigation. in other hollywood news, demi moore and ashton kutcher are calling it quits. after six years of marriage, they have decided to divorce following months of kutcher's infidelity. moore i should a statement saying, quote, as a woman, as a mother, and as a wife, there are certain values and vows that i hold sacred and it is in this spirit that i have chose to move forward with my life. and kutcher sent a tweet saying, quote, i will forever cherish the time i spent with demi. marriage is one of the most difficult things in the world and, unfortunately, sometimes they fail. and the morning maestro, regis philbin hosts his last "live with regis and kelly" show
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this morning. he has been leading the broadcast for more than 28 years. over his career he spent 17,000 hours on television. last night, he appeared on "the late show" with david letterman. he and dave are pretty good friends, though, perhaps not as good as it appears when letterman kissed regis on thursday morning. >> is this good-bye? >> well, no. we have a few more minutes. what? you got somewhere to go? >> no. i was wondering if i was going to get another -- >> now here is something. >> why not? why can't we have one more? one more just for the road! >> you're a slut! >> he just wanted a kiss good-bye. regis says he feels pretty good as he prepares to leave the show, but he insists he is not retiring from show business. interesting to see where he lands next. straight ahead, your friday morning weather. and in sports, it is tebow time. the denver quarterback runs the broncos to a stunning last-minute win. i've got nothing against these do-it-yourself steam cleaners.
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the plains and southeast are clear. later today, the northwest will continue to get wind and rain along the coast. it will be chilly in the northeast and warm and sunny in the southern plains. in sports, he is unconventional and controversial, but denver broncos quarterback tim tebow knows how to win. tebow's 20-yard touchdown run with less than a minute left stunned the new york jets last night, capping a 95-yard drive. tebow bulled his way into the end zone, giving the broncos a 17-13 victory. it was his third last quarter comeback win in a month. after the game, he talked about all of his critics. >> you always are going to have them and i think that is just part of the game and, you know, i think early on at florida, i learned just, you know, to only worry about what i can control and i probably shared this all with you all 20 times, but that is my attitude, my effort and my focus every day and not worrying about everybody that tells you that you can't, you know, because it's never going to get
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you anywhere. >> the broncos have won four of the five games tebow has started this season. and major league baseball has a new playoff format. two more wild card teams, one from each league, will be added to the postseason, possibly next year. details are still being worked out. but commissioner bud selig says a one game playoff of the two wild card teams in each league is a possibility. when we return, another look at this morning's top stories. and a weather alert. scientists say another intense weather system is brewing in the south pacific. it's not good news. when you spend more days than not separated from your own life... when the only thing you can be sure of is migraines with 15 or more headache days a month, you're living a maybe life. and you may be living with chronic migraine. but knowing that this thing you're going through has a name, means knowing you can find treatments that are right for you.
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here is another look at this morning's top stories. police are investigating allegations of child molestation against a long time syracuse university basketball coach bernie fine. two men tell espn that fine molested them for years when they were ball boys for the team. and homicide detectives in los angeles have reopened their investigation into the death of natalie wood. the three-time oscar nominee drowned in 1981 in what was ruled an accident at the time. cleanup is under way this morning in the south, one day after a series of deadly storms. at least six people died in tornadoes in north and south carolina and four other states wednesday. friends and neighbors are helping people whose homes are destroyed and they are also helping in the search for personal effects. in washington state, heavy snow has been falling overnight in the cascade mountains. some forecast say the total could reach two feet. snowplow crews are working 12-hour shifts just trying to
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keep up. there has been no shortage of wild weather across the country and around the world for that matter. and forecasters say this winter could bring a lot more of the same, thanks for the phenomenon called la nina. bill whitaker explains. >> reporter: in the past year, americans have seen stronger than usual tornadoes, prolonged severe drought in texas, and more powerful atlantic hurricanes, intense weather that scientists note often coincides with the global weather phenomenon called la nina. the last la nina dominated world weather from july 2010 to june of this year, bringing drought and famine to the horn of africa and once in a century flooding to australia. now scientists see another la nina brewing in the pacific, gaining strength since august, an unusual back-to-back occurrence, a 1-2 punch. jan null is a meteorologist with san francisco state university. >> forecasts are for the rest of the fall and into the early
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winter for it strengthen possibly into a weak to moderate la nina. >> reporter: la nina is part of the normal back and forth flow of warm and cool water across the pacific at the equator called the southern oscillation. the better known warm water system el nino brings punishing storms to california. with la nina, cold water build up at the equator. pushing the jet stream to the north. this winter that could mean colder wetter weather in the pacific northwest and bitter cold in the plains and great lakes and continued drought in texas. right now, this la nina looks weaker than the last one but add in variables like a blast of cold arctic air this winter and even a weak la nina can pack a punch. bill whitaker, cbs news, los angeles. scientists expect to gain new insight into ocean conditions from a fleet of sea-going robots. three of the solar powered boats called wave riders will cross
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the rim of san francisco collecting data as they go. they will reach hawaii and then split up and continue to australia and japan. it's all pretty interesting. i'm betty nguyen. and this is the "cbs morning news." new extreme clean pure breath action. its micro active foam penetrates those hard to reach places. and it now contains a mineral compound that captures and neutralizes bad breath odors giving you 80% cleaner, purer breath. for all the confidence of pure breath try new extreme clean pure breath action from aquafresh.
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u.s. authorities are battling a destructive crime wave in the western gulf of mexico. one that threatens the entire u.s. fishing industry in that region. anna warner has the story from the waters off south texas. >> reporter: five miles east of south padre island, game warden james dunks and his crew search a crime scene stretching over 3,000 square miles, looking for leads. >> looking for anything that is floating on the surface, whether it be coke bottle, milk jug, any type of styrofoam. >> reporter: this milk jug is a make-shift buoy for gill nets set by mexican fisherman who comes into u.s. waters illegally
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to catch red snapper and shark. the nets they use are banned in texas. why are they so bad? >> nets indiscriminately catch anything. if a fish swims into a gill net, it is going to die. >> reporter: in september, dunks found a gill net nearly three miles long filled with dead sharks. >> it was almost impossible to count. >> reporter: this one net held 3,000 juvenile sharks, an entire generation. >> i've never seen that much devastation in one piece of net. >> reporter: it's the use of those nets that has decimated fish stocks in mexican waters. >> we have caught some of these fishermen from south of the border in the past and we have asked them, how come y'all keep coming across? and they will tell you, there are no fish left in mexico. >> reporter: now what should be mexico's problem has become one for u.s. authorities and the fishing and tourist industries. these are the boats the mexican
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fishermen use called pongas. they are light and they are fast. so nimble, authorities have a hard time catching them. >> it's a game in which i would say the advantage is on their side. >> reporter: coast guard lieutenant joshua sagers oversees the crews who chase the poachers. realistically, you can't catch them all? >> realistically, resources now, we don't get a hundred percent. >> reporter: on an average day, there are just four boats to patrol 3,000 square miles of ocean. >> basically, what it boils down to is they are trying to make money off of our resources and we are doing everything we can to stop them. >> reporter: but when they do stop them, it's often just a brief interruption. their boats are confiscated and they are sent back to mexico and then they come north again to fish once more. anna warner, cbs news, south padre island, texas. coming up later on "the early show," americans are hitting the road for thanksgiving and that is a good sign for the economy.
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then a hollywood mystery. the renewed investigation of superstar natalie wood and her death 30 years ago. and he may have left his heart in san francisco, but tony bennett loves new orleans. all that and so much more coming up on "the early show." that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching, everybody. i'm betty nguyen. have a great weekend. -- captions by vitac --
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