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the tennis. 8:00. is at the u.s. open. >> we will. >> right here. >> we will. >> we love tenni [ captions by: caption colorado, llc 800-775-7838 email: firstname.lastname@example.org ] it's monday september 1st 2014. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead, including the true story behind the creation of labor day. but first here's a look at this hour's "eye opener." >> anywhere from oklahoma all the way up through illinois and indiana and into michigan it won't be such a great forecast. >> you know i feel like it may not be one person it may be a group of people and these were photos put together over a course of months or years. >> a scare for allegiant air passengers. their plane lost cabin pressure after two hours in the air. the white house insists that a military strategy is being developed by the pentagon. >> his foreign policy is in
absolute freefall. >> even though there are multiple diplomatic initiatives under way, the ground war in ukraine does appear to be escalating. >> tony stewart! >> a disappointing run for tony stewart in his first race back. the nascar champ called it quits about halfway through the race after his car became too damaged to continue. >> a california dad is accused of planting drugs and trying to frame a pta volunteer. his defense, my wife made me do it. >> that often would not pass the straight face test as a defense. >> ground foul. uh-oh, help big boy back into this. blue beard. okay, here's to you, pal. i'm anthony mason with margaret brennan. charlie, gayle and norah are off. happy labor day. 40 million americans face another round of severe weather today. winds up to 90 miles an hour toppled trees in iowa this
weekend in what's being called the worst storm there in two decades. >> and the storms also hammered the east. thousands scrambled for cover at an outdoor concert in philadelphia when lightning made a cameo appearance. meteorologist megan glaros of cbs station wbbm is tracking today's conditions. megan, good morning. >> good morning to you. definitely not the best labor day forecast. we're looking at the potential for severe weather. it's all as a weak cold front progresses eastward from where it created those storms in iowa to now moving into illinois indiana and ohio. but the risk for severe weather today extends really from kansas and oklahoma all the way through to michigan and ohio. main risks will be from damaging winds and hail. heavy downpours could also play a factor. the time period is generally going to be the latter half of the afternoon, early portion of the evening, but we are looking at heavy downpours that could occur at any point during the day today. it is going to be warm and muggy long the east coast.
89 in d.c. today, 88 in new york. about 82 for chicago. 101 degrees in sacramento. look at labor day as a whole across the nation it will be dry and beautiful in the west. hot in portions of texas. those dry conditions continue in the west obviously, as they see some warmer weather. by the way, this is the first day of meteorological fall the official start to fall of course on the 23rd of this month. so here we go. anthony. >> end of summer megan. thank you so much. if labor day is like the rest of this summer in southern california lifeguards won't be doing any relaxing. hot days and rough surf led to a record number of saves this year. as of last week los angeles county lifeguards rescued nearly 10,000 people. that's more than double the number in all of 2012 and 2013 combined. and here's something to think about on labor day. the lifeguards keep so busy overtime has gone up boy more than half in recent years, costing $1.5 million.
>> thank your lifeguard when you're on the beach today. >> especially now. hollywood stars want their privacy saved, but it might be too late after dozens of intimate private photos were apparently stolen in one of the biggest cyber attacks targeting celebrities. among the victims, oscar winner jennifer lawrence. hackers may have taken explicit images off of her cell phone by hacking the storage cloud. lawrence's publicist calls is a flagrant violation. mary elizabeth winstead also got hit. she tweeted knowing those photos were deleted long ago, i can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. feeling for everyone who got hacked. a promising development this morning for the 6 million americans battling heart failure. a new study looks at an experimental drug that could improve the quality of their lives. pills taken twice a day are shown to lower the chances of death or hospital stays by about
20%. the pill is made of two medicines that block the effects of substances that hurt the heart. novartis wants the fda to approve use in the u.s. by the end of the year. two teenagers fell 30 feet from a carnival ride in el paso texas, late last night and one is seriously hurt. the other suffered minor injuries. the fire department rescued another passenger. witnesses tell our el paso affiliate kdbc that the ride door was not closed. those claims are unconfirmed, as police investigate this morning. this labor day is no holiday at two of atlantic city's famed hotel casinos. the showboat closed sunday and the rebel will close its hotel this morning. its casino folds tomorrow. michelle miller is here with the latest blow to the boardwalk. michelle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well gambling was once credited with helping revive atlantic city, but now the industry appears to be struggling to survive. the resort town started out the
year with 12 casinos, but by the end of the month that number could be down to eight. for 27 years, the mardi gras-themed showboat has been a fixture on atlantic city's boardwalk. but sunday it became another casualty of the losing streak hitting casinos here. >> it was a shocker for us. >> reporter: jo mary blanco is feeling double the impact. her husband is a showboat employee and she works at the nearby trump plaza, set to close in two weeks. >> we've got to stay standing and keep going. maybe other things can come up you know. i haven't figured out yet what we're going to do. >> reporter: with four casinos shutting down this year nearly 8,000 people will be left out of work. that's nearly a quarter of the city's casino employees. ronnie downing works at the rebel hotel and casino which will close its doors for good tomorrow. >> we're used to this in atlantic city. whether it's an economic storm
or whether it's a natural disaster, we know that we all have to come together work out the problems and get organized and move forward. >> reporter: don guardian is atlantic city's mayor. >> in the short term we're going to be helping with immediate needs, so unemployment. if you have health benefits how long are those health benefits going to last. >> reporter: but he's also focused on long-term solutions. with casino revenue plunging and outside competition rising he's betting on a future that relies on more than just luck. >> if you look up and down now, you see the families. they're going to seal pier they're going to the aquarium so the idea that maybe a few years ago the only reason you come to atlantic city for gambling is gone. >> reporter: the mass layoffs are expected to give way to one of the area's largest filings for unemployment benefits this week. an undertaking so big part of the city's convention center had to be booked to accommodate all the people.
this year marks the 120th anniversary of labor day. many americans are celebrating the unofficial end of summer with backyard barbecues, beach getaways, shopping. we're celebrating here on the set with you this morning, anthony and i. but many of us have really lost sight of the real significance behind this national holiday.
kenneth davis is the author of "don't know much about history." welcome back to studio 57. >> good morning. >> good morning. people sort of check this off as a long weekend, but what is this day really about? >> well it started off with a picnic in new york city in 1882 but this is a time when labor and work was no picnic. we're talking about a time when people were six-day weeks, 12-hour days. there were no laws against child labor. labor in the late 19th century was hard dirty, difficult and dangerous. and every attempt to organize into unions was usually met with resistance. sometimes military resistance from the federal government. so it was a very difficult time to be a worker in america. >> so why did the government put that first monday in september on the calendar as a celebration? >> well it was meant, first of all, in 1882 to become a day to work for fair wages, fair working conditions the end of
child labor, and the government resisted that for that whole time. in 1894 there was a very violent strike against the pullman car company. six days after that strike ended because they used federal troops to put it down and a dozen workers died president cleveland signed a labor day law into act. it was kind of a bone tossed to the working people of america. we're not going to give you the hours and things that you want but we'll give you a day off. >> so it was a political act but it was a result of something that had been building for more than a decade. >> it had been building more than a decade. really 20 years, from the end of the civil war to the turn of the 20th century, there was another civil war in america, the war between working people and the companies that they worked for. >> it was a battle for really the five-day workweek and the eight-hour work day. >> those were the immediate goals. of course they weren't realized on a national level until 1938 under the great depression under
fdr. that's when we first have child labor laws that end child labor in america. we're not talking about kids delivering newspapers and shining shoes. these were kids working in the mines and the factories, doing the dirtiest work going in the smallest places in coal mines. so when we think about labor day today, it's a holiday, we enjoy it, we have the barbecue but it was really about a period of tremendous blood, sweat and tears in american history that we don't teach in our history books. >> and you say there's actually even real significance to the fact you're not -- the idea you're not supposed to wear white after today. >> i see none of us is wearing white. i have a little. who could wear white in the summertime back then? well, you could only wear white if you were wealthy enough to really not have to work. working people didn't wear white so it was the kind of thing that you went away to the summer resort if you were of the class that could afford to do that. so there was very strict class distinctions about who could wear white. then the fashion industry caught on and said well after labor
day when you've been wearing white all summer because you can afford to we're going to have you buy some other fashion. so it was really a class difference that lingered for a long time until it became a fashion statement. >> it was about who could afford to have a different wardrobe. >> that's right. >> always fascinating. thanks for being with us. >> enjoy your labor day. >> you too. he gave up the dream of four wheels for a pair of wings. how a teen's lifelong passion took him on an historic journey. that's next on "cbs this morning." this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota. let's go places. he insisted on using the rain to save water. fourteen years ago, i insisted on buying our first prius. because like toyota, we both know there's a way to do things, and a way to do things even better. the prius. toyota, let's go places.
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carter evans spoke with gugt miller about his historic journey. >> reporter: he flew 30,000 miles making 23 stops along five continents. along the way matt guthmiller was treated like a rock star for his record-breaking flight but he always heard what critics had to say. >> too risky or a spoiled rich brat going out and having a good time. >> what do you say to those people? >> not much. it was certainly a lot of fun, i had a good time and it was a lot of work. i hope what i did inspires other people to go out and do big things. >> he was inspired to fly a plane at an early age. first asking his parents to take him to airport cafes and then later asking for flight lessons. >> they leadlet me do this little flight but think they thought it with u going to be the end of it. >> he soon made a deal to get more time in the cockpit. >> i made arrangements with my
dad. >> do you own car? >> no i've never had a car. >> you have plane but no car. >> right. >> reporter: by the able of 17 he had his pilot's license and two years later leased this single-engine beach craft for his solo flight around the world. the m.i.t. student did his own plane maintenance. longer hours in the air meant additional fuel for him as well. how did you stay alert. >> basically caffeine and oreos. >> on a long leg how many sodas and oreos were you going through? >> there once -- i went through a couple whole rows of oreos. >> reporter: flying into the clouds was both beautiful and dangerous. air traffic controllers in other countries did not have the weather radar to help him navigate around thunderstorms. >> i had no idea, you know which clouds are a little bit higher than where i'm at and which ones go up to 45,000 feet and break a plane apart. >> you're flying a plane that's
not pressurized and does not have oxygen. you have a fairly low creel. you can't fly above clouds. >> plus, with a bunch of fuel it's hard to get up. >> shortly before that a student died after he crashed his plane after what guthmiller called the most difficult leg of his own journey. he flew from the same air strip and said the takeoff is challenge because of the heavy fuel load needed for the 16-hour stretch. in spite of the risks and've a fear of heights guthmiller succeeded in breaking the record and making money. he started his tech goal at the age of 12 and his goals are sky high. >> i think it would be cool to start the next apple but we'll see how that goes. >> aiming high right? >> yeah. i guess that's how i look at everything. shoot for the stars, you get
something good. >> reporter: for and happening labor day everyone. it is 7:25. i'm frank mallicoat. here's what's happening on this holiday monday. today the red cross kicking off their effort to help napa quake victims happening daily at the napa valley marriott from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at night. volunteers expect to help with supplies for those who have been red tagged or need to game plan the next steps like future housing and financial help. ray mcdonald a defensive lineman for the 49ers is in some big legal traditional. mcdonald is a-- trouble. mcdonald is accused of felony domestic violence and currently free on bail after being arrested yesterday. caltrans is moving along with the earthquake retrofit that's northbound 280 here in san francisco. the freeway was shut down thursday afternoon so crews could replace two hinges. so far everything is going as
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northbound and southbound 101. let's take a look at're bridges -- other bridges, a live look at a nearly empty bay bridge. getting into san francisco no need for metering lights this morning. if you want to ride mass transit is lot is on a holiday schedule. no a.c.e. train service for the labor day holiday. that's your latest kcbs traffic. more on the gorgeous forecast with roberta. one, two, three -- i was counting the cars out there. four, five -- >> you can count on a gorgeous day today. >> good morning everyone. when's the last time you saw sunshine this early in the city be the way? that's your city of san francisco where it is in the upper 50s. full on sunshine today from the coast through the bay. into our inland areas. from 69 in pacifica to 98 degrees in discovery bay. 83 in santa cruz. 98 degrees in gilroy. and the extended forecast, ten degrees cooler on tuesday and then a pretty stagnant weather pattern each day through sunday. enjoy your holiday.
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this is an example of the down side of drones. if you buy one, keep track of the battery. this drone in canada ran out of juice hovering over a lake and started sinking fast. the owner went out to savt from a watery fate. he was operating it for about 15 minutes when it gave out but he rescued it just in time. >> he just got that. in the meantime welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up this half hour, lee child in our toyota green room. he shows us what readers can expect in his 19th adventure. plus, there's something in the water and that's a good thing. a marine biologist shows us the health benefits of anyone near
blue water. that's ahead. right now it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. daily news says people were secretly trained by the fbi. they learned about spying and code breaking. their name wash tub. "the wall street journal" reports on one of the biggest shoe contracts ever. kevin durant agreed to stay with nike. the new deal could be worth50 million over the next 20 years hchl's. he's the reigning mvp. under armour courted him this summer. the "washington post" says a high school baseball game went into extra, extra, extra innings. the game started thursday and ended on sunday morning after 50 innings. the teams were limited to 15 innings day. even more amazing, both starting
pitchers went the distance. one threw 709 pitches, the other 689. the one team finally scored to win in the top of the fifth. those are sore oorms. >> they need big ice buckets. >> the courier journal says the sinkhole in the corvette museum will not be a permanent attraction. it swallowed eight sports cars. ever since the hole has become a tourist attraction all its own. the museum considered reserving a section of it for posterity but safety features made it too expensive. the "london times" says princess diana's wedding gown will be ginn toven to her sons. her will states her things can go to both sons when they turn
30. william hit that milestone. prince harry reaches that in two weeks. >> best-selling author lee child is bringing him back for a 19th time in "personal." more than 70 million novels can be found in 19 countries. lee child, good morning. >> good morning. how are you. >> 19 books. now another episode for jack reach. what's up for him now? >> my dad was an irish man who loved to read. i'd see him selecting a new book. i said what are you looking for. he said i want the same but different. that's what i try to do. obviously it's the same. it's jack reacher. he's going to be in trouble. he's going to find hi way out of trouble. but for this one i thought let's show the old guy some glamor. so we've got some very glamorous locations in this book. first he starts out in arkansas. then he goes to paris, france. >> that's quite a journey.
>> and then london englabd. i thought, let's bring in an international aspect find him a new passport so he can take the plane and see the world. he's looking for a rogue sniper. there has been an attempt on the president of france that has failed but it was from such an extraordinary distance that there's only a few guys in the world that could have made that shot. one of them is american one of them is missing and reacher knew this guy from long ago, so they haul him in and said you found him once can you find him again. that's how the book starts. >> and you have some interesting thoughts,000 build suspension. i mean how do you do this 19 times? >> i think people overcomplicate it. the way to build suspense is to ask a question and not answer it. >> a tease. >> until the end of the book. >> we know about that. >> who is this guy, are they going to find him? what is he doing. >> we find out much later. that makes people read on.
>> when you come back at this as many times as you have to do you know what kind of plot you're going into? >> not at all. i know the feel of the book i want and i'm about to start writing the book for next year and i have no clue what it's going to be about. no idea at all. i'm going to write a couple of pages beginning today and i'll see what happened. >> i talked to another writer who got to 208 pages and then got stuck and couldn't finish. have you ever got stuck? >> i would hate that. that would be too inefficient. i have a detector in my head. i know if i'm going down the wrong road in a few words. 200 pages, that would be an awful lot of words to waste. >> you brought jack reacher to the big screen in 2012. come cruise tom cruise played him. do you write them with the idea
they could be on the big screen. >> i'm not. it could be a bad book or movie. i'm focused on the books. the book there might be another one starting there. the movies are there, their versions. i work on the books. the books are always my product and the movies are their product. i say good luck to them. i'm fascinating watching how they do it. it's like getting an opinion from somebody else. it's like people saying, yeah this is what we think of the book. that's fascinating in itself. >> you prefer not to stay involved. >> i like to be involved for the fun of it. it's fun nice people all very glamorous, yeah. >> but they're taking something of yours lee, and they're putting a spin on it and it could affecture sales ultimately one way or the other. >> yeah but every reader does the same thing essentially. this book "personal" is coming out. the reader is going to read it. the reader is going to have an idea in their own head like everyone else in the world. if they like it that's good.
if they don't, that's a problem. it's not really different. blue mind tackles big questions like why so many of us are drawn to the ocean or a scenic lake. ben tracy talked to the author trying to show a real connection between water and our health and happiness. >> most of us know that feeling of calm we get when we're on, in or just near the water. >> this is what you want if you're in the midst of it. you want to hit that big blue reset button and get out here. >> jay nichols is a marine biologist and conservationist who lives near the central coast of california. he spent much of his profession professional life trying to protect endangered sea turtles.
now he's ex complaining why humans have a connection to the deep blue. >> there's emotional benefits that we derive every time we spend time by water. >> nichols dubbed it our blue mind. the mildly meditated state our brains enter when exposed to water. >> did you worry initially that people were going to dismiss you as the guy from california, this is all touchy-feely about how we love water? >> i was worried about that and i was dismissed at first as that guy by some people imt once you get into it, it's chemistry, it's biology, it's physiology. it's deeply personal but it's also strong science. >> the science is still evolving. but nichols' work is getting plenty of attention. he began hosting blue mind seminars that are attracting neurologists and psychologists from around the world. using brain imaging, they have found that proximity to water floods the brain with feel good hormones such as dopamine certificate tone in oxytocin
and cortisol drops. scientists discovered that the brain prefers the color blue above all others and water increases our ability to focus. >> we look at this it's not that it's beautiful. we're having a biological reaction to it. >> our response to water is deep, it's human, it's about life and it's about survival. >> in fact our bodies consist of about 60% water and our brains a whopping 75%. >> so when you see water and you hear water, it triggers a response from your brain that you're in the right place. >> now from rafting to kayaking to surfing, water therapy is increasingly being used to treat a variety of ailments. including wounded veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. >> so is your ultimate hope that we look at the ocean not simply a beautiful place to visit and a food source but a public health
issue? >> i think connecting public health to healthy oceans is critical. it helps you relax. literally, it sucks the stress out of your body and your mind. >> the next time you gaze into that blue horizon, you'll know that feeling you get really is all in your head. for "cbs this morning," ben tracy, davenport, california. and from a blue mind to blue jeans. we'll take you inside the levi strauss design lab. see how the pants of the future are being made with lasers and
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today marks the 80th anniversary of the first pair of jeans made just for women. lady levis were a big hit back in 1934 and as john blackstone reports levi strauss continues looking for new ways to weave itself into customers' lives from styles to sports. >> reporter: two iconic brands san francisco brands coming together. >> reporter: levi's has been putting its name on jeans for 140 years. now the familiar red tab will be worn by a stadium. fans are already naming this place. >> field of jeans, the denim
dome, win one for the zipper. >> reporter: he bought the name rights of the new home for the san francisco 49ers for $220 million, a bargain he says. >> a super bowl spot last year went for $30 million. we're excited to have the super bowl here in 2016 and we'll probably have a couple more. >> reporter: and with a nod to silicon valley, expect to have a high-tech experience. >> you can come here with your ipad and i phone and not just order your drinks from the concession stand but you can command your own playback. >> reporter: for levi, the innovation doesn't stop at the stadium. >> we had lost our mojo and lost our relevance with consumers. >> reporter:burg was brought in three years ago to rebuild the brand after a 15-year slide. >> it's been around for a long time but it has to keep up with fashion. it missed boat for a while. >> we have lost the generation
of 20-year-olds basically where we didn't fit the fashion trend. innovation is critical to our future. >> reporter: at levi's research and development lab named eureka, they are designing the fall line for 2015 and using science to give jeans that well worn look. this is the wear pattern that you're going to then impose on there. >> denim is aged with laser beams, watched with ozone gas. >> which is a powerful oxidizer that requires no water. >> reporter: and soaked with sweat. >> we have folks who sweat it into the bios. simulate it. test it on the fabric bake it and see what impact it has over time on the fabric itself. >> reporter: the goal is to make jeans both fashionable and sustainable. >> we launched a product a couple of years ago called wasteless that had recycled
bottles woven into the fabric itself. >> reporter: the company is still privately owned by the family of its founder levi strauss. bob hosz bob hoss is the great, great grandchild. he's been the ceo for 15 years. >> it was you. i was happy to do that. wit as cute story about that. we propose thad we allow employees to come one day a week and -- dressed in our products, and we saw that the business didn't grind to a halt. andfrom that we realized there's a real opportunity here boys like james jean and marlon brando made jeans a symbol of rebel yont. bruce springsteen unknowingly sold millions after his "born in the usa" cover. the original jeans are locked in a vault.
the combination, top secret. >> i'm going to open this vault. >> i won't look. >> don't look. this is about a half century of levi denims. we invented the but jean in 1873. this is one of the two oldest pairs in the world. >> what do you imagine the miner who wore these would have thought of the people today who buy their jeans already fashionably worn? >> i just think they'd laugh. they'd fall off their horses and fences and laugh. >> reporter: crooner bing crosby was a customer. in 1951 he was turn wade from a hotel for wearing a pair of jeans. >> reporter: so we made bing crosby a denim jean tuxedo. we'll have you try this on. >> i'll see how i look in bing's jacket. >> look at that. >> reporter: bing's jacket may not be a perfect fit for me but chipburg believes levi's stadium will be a perfect fit for the
jeans maker. >> reporter: you're going to be looking around these 68,000 feets. >> looking for the red levi's tab on the backs of people's pants. >> john blackstone cbs news san francisco. >> who knew what went into blue jeans, laser beams no less. >> they've become such a staple from working out in the mines to red carpet. >> got to have a pair of blue jeans. >> you're watching "cbs this morning." stay with us.
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mcdonald i good morning everyone, it's 7:55. i'm michelle griego. 49ers' defensive lineman ray mcdonald is free on bail after he was arrested yesterday at his home in san jose's silver creek valley. he's accused of felony domestic violence during an incident involving his fiancee. the fire department was called in to help two men stuck on the rocks at san francisco's ocean beach. the men say they walked barefoot around the rocks during low tide but couldn't make it back once the tide came back in. both escaped with just a few caughts and bruises -- cuts and browses. fares went up today for muni for the first time in five years. cash fares were buses and trains are up a quarter to $2.25. and adult monthly passes are now $68.
good morning, if you're out and about today. another reminder northbound 280 that extension remains closed between 101 and king street. but all is on tap. all is on schedule to reopen by tomorrow morning. on the roads it is still super light at the bay bridge. no delays right now getting into san francisco. that's your kcbs traffic. here's roberta. did you say san francisco? boy do i have a view for you
this morning. good morning everyone. september the 1st and we've got sunshine. wall to wall sunshine from the coast to our inland areas. currently we're in the 50s and 60s and your labor day forecast today if you're heading to santa cruz, 83 degrees. and sunny and make sure you have the sunscreen and your sunglasses, meanwhile oakland a's' baseball returns to town. 1:05 is the game time. lots of sunshine with a high of 81-degrees and northwest winds late day 10 to 20 miles an hour. otherwise notable numbers upper 60s at the beaches today. 74 degrees in ocean beach through the sunset district into san francisco. you notice 80s common across the possession la. from the -- peninsula. from the 80s to the 90s north of the golden gate bridge and mid and high 90s east of the bridge to 80s and high 90s across the santa clara valley. brentwood in discovery bay as well and then ten degrees cooler on your tuesday and we're talking about not a rain
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