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mario cuomo, a leading liberal in the democratic party is being remembered for his progressive politics and spellbinding speeches. the hunt for airasia flight 8501. search crews are using sonar and metal detectors to scour the ocean floor. and ohio state will face oregon for the national collegiate football championship. oregon for the national collegiate football championship captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, january 2nd, 2015. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. former new york governor mario cuomo is being remembered this morning as the most influential liberal voice of his generation. he died thursday at 82 from heart failure.
word of his death came only hours after his son andrew cuomo was inaugurated for his second term as governor. in a statement president obama called mario cuomo a determined champion of progressive values and an unflinching voice for tolerance, inclusiveness, fairness, dignity, and opportunity. he was known for his large intellect, but his flirtations with the presidency frustrated supporters. marlie hall looks at the career that thrust cuomo into the national stage as an apologetic champion of the left. >> reporter: he was elected governor in 1983 and served three terms, balancing 12 consecutive budgets and leading new york through two recessions. cuomo emerged on the national stage in 1984 at the democratic convention in san francisco, delivering the keynote address he highlighted the failures of the reagan presidency.
>> there's despair, mr. president, in the faces you don't see, in the places that you don't visit in your shining city. >> reporter: cuomo liked to as he put it campaign in poetry and his eloquence earned him a reputation as one of the democratic party's most respected thinkers. >> peace is better than war because life is better than death. >> reporter: as a roman catholic he was personally opposed to abortion but supported a woman's right to choose and he was against the death penalty which became the major focus of the 1994 race where he lost to republican george pataki. >> i've surely made mistakes as governor, but i'm as proud as can be with what we've accomplished together. >> reporter: he agonized over years whether to run for president the reputation that led to the nickname hamlet on the hudson. he said he opted out because he never believed he was the most qualified candidate.
after leaving the governor's mansion, cuomo headed into private practice but 16 years later, he was back in albany to see his son andrew sworn in as governor. he looked frail at the 2014 election and days later entered the hospital with a heart condition, but first he celebrated his son's re-election where the younger cuomo declared him the father of the modern democratic party. marlie hall, cbs news, new york. well, much of the nation heads into the first weekend of 2015 under a threat of severe weather. spectators bundled up at the rose parade thursday as the temperature dipped to 33 degrees, just one degree above the record low. a winter storm dumped 17 inches of snow in flagstaff, arizona, bringing kids and families out for a new year's day sledding. meteorologist eric fisher of our boston station wbz has the weekend forecast. well, it has been a rough go, especially across parts of texas into oklahoma.
a lot of freezing rain, icy travel over the last couple of days. it's going to continue here through friday into saturday morning, especially the corridor up through midland, abilene, just reaching oklahoma city. snow coming down on top of it as we head toward the start of the weekend. this whole storm moving very slowly after the east. notice the rain is spreading across the southeast. it turns into thunderstorms as we head toward saturday, maybe a touch of severe weather along the gulf coast. this is the main storm system that will impact the weekend across the east into the midwest. from northern missouri up into the great lakes. a lot of warm air out to the eastern end of the storm. and that's going to create a lot of rainfall in places like philly and down through d.c. snow corridor three iowa and wisconsin. a big temperature change. warm air in the east for at least one day and the cold will return. bitter chill remains in the middle of the nation. i'm meteorologist eric fisher for cbs news.
searchers have recovered at least 16 bodies from the java sea where airasia flight 8501 plunged into the sea on sunday. rough weather, though, continues to hamper the effort. tara mergener is in washington. tara, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. in spite of the weather, crews do believe they are getting closer to that fuselage. the few bodies found so far are being returned to their hometown. at least seven more victims from the doomed airasia flight were pulled from the java sea earlier today. six were found by a u.s. navy ship, leaving nearly 150 still missing. indonesian investigators say they believe many may still be strapped in their seats in the plane's fuselage. searchers also found more pieces of the plane. several more ships and planes with metal detectors and
sensitive listening equipment arrived. crews will step up their efforts when weather allows. they're scouring an 8,300-square-mile area. the airasia flight crashed into the java sea early sunday with 162 people aboard. it with us on a two-hour flight from surabaya indo shenesiaindonesia, to singapore, when it disappeared from radar almost halfway into the trip. the first victim was buried keeping in line with the tradition. high waves and strong winds are forecast through sunday. strong currents are moving the debris, making the search difficult. investigators admit they're in a race against time. the longer the search takes, the more bodies will decompose, and the farther debris will drift away. and divers hope to enter the water when conditions improve. there is still no sign of the plane's black boxes.
anne-marie? >> all right. tara mergener in washington. thank you, tara. this morning the chinese government is being blamed for a deadly stampede in shanghai. 36 people were killed in the stampede at the city's waterfront district just before the start of the new year. families accuse the government for failing to secure the airy where thousands of people were gathered. and the civil war in syria is growing more deadly than ever. a monitoring group says more than 76,000 people died in the conflict in 2014 and that includes 3,500 children. the figures make last year the most deadly since the uprising against president bashar al assad in 2011. assad visited his frontline troops thursday. jeb bush begins the year clear of any business interests that may have interfered with a white house run. the former florida governor stepped down from his board memberships wednesday. jan crawford looks at how he's clearing the decks for a presidential campaign.
>> reporter: the board resignations came two weeks after jeb bush announced he's actively exploring a run for president, an early move by the former governor. bush is also signaling he would run a more centrist campaign. he recently declined an invitation to iowa by steve keene. keene has made comments contrasted to bush's own. >> reporter: robert costa is a national political reporter for the "washington post." >> bush wants to be at the center of this race on his own terms. that's why he's moving early. he doesn't want to bow to the right in his party. he doesn't want to be pressured by the press about his business interest. he wants to clear the deck so if he decides to run, he can run
hard. >> reporter: some suggest his business dealings could be used against him in the campaign. in an interview bush said romney could have responded better. >> i think he got off message. he should have said, i'm a problem solver. my life is about building things up, solving problems and moving forward. >> reporter: bush indicated he would take a different approach. >> we're creating jobs, we're expanding business. i'm not ashamed of that at all. >> reporter: the challenge for bush is going to be running a center right campaign at a time a party is enthusiastically embracing more conservative candidates. jan crawford, cbs news, washington. well, coming up on the "morning news," new problems for general motors. the automaker is issuing new recalls for tens of thousands of vehicles. details in "moneywatch." this is the "cbs morning news." cles. details in "moneywatch." this is the "cbs morning news." it's the purple pill the #1 prescribed acid blocking brand available without a prescription for frequent heartburn. get complete protection. nexium level protection™
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jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. the markets reopen after the new year's holidays. for 2014 the dow gained 7%. the s&p 500 rose more than 11%. the nasdaq was up 13% for last year. asian markets kicked off the year higher. hong kong's hang seng added 1%. south korea's kospi gained a half percent. tokyo's nikkei is closed for the holiday. there's a new gm recall over faulty ignition switches in newer vehicles. 92,000 trucks and suvs in the u.s., canada, and mexico from the 2011/2012 model years are covered. general motors says the ignition can turn off, shutting down engines and disabling airbags. no crashes have been reported. now for 2015. they announced the safest picks
in new models. toyota and lexus dominated with 12 vehicles on the list. honda and subaru were the most -- were next with the most cars named top safety picks. and a new recall of nut products. fisher brand is voluntarily recalling its brand of 8-ounce chopped walnuts and 8-ounce cookie pieces. it may be contaminated with pieces of salmonella. it involves stores in several states including arizona, colorado, and texas. anne-marie? >> jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot, jill. a new jersey mother with a special needs daughter accuses the airlines of humiliating her family. she says her daughter ivy said a united flight attendant insisted the little girl sit in a seat even though she can't sit up on alone. after a delay of nearly an hour, she was belted in across her
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and time now for a check of the national forecast. cold today with some snow in the upper midwest, chilly in the northeast. a storm moving from the southwest will bring slippery travel conditions in parts of texas all the way to the central plains. rain along the gulf coast and into the southeast. and in the southwest it will be cold and dry. in sports now ohio state will play oregon for the national championship in college football. we begin with the sugar bowl. ohio state against number one ranked alabama. the buckeyes rallied from a 21-point deficit ezekiel elliott ran for 230 yards, and cardale jones in just his second collegiate start threw for 243 yards. ohio state upset the top ranked crimson tide, 42-35. in the other national semifinal, oregon routed florida state in the rose bowl. the ducks scored the last 35 points. heisman trophy winner marcus
mariota threw for three touchdowns and ran for another. oregon crushes florida, 59-20. oregon and ohio state will play for the national championship january 12th. in the cotton bowl baylor's bryce petty threw for 550 yards, leading the bears to a 20-point fourth quarter lead, but baylor blew it. with just 22 seconds left connor cook threw a touchdown pass to give michigan state the lead. the seventh ranked spartans beat baylor, 42-21. and in the nba the cleveland cavaliers will be without lebron james for at least a week or so. james sprained his left knee and lower back. he sat out cleveland's last two games and underwent an mri wednesday. he'll be treated with drugs and rehabilitation. when we return bizarre new laws for the new year. from keeping eggling chickens to a certain type of selfie. we will show you some of the things you can't do in 2015. 't do in 2015.
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>> here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. and here's another look at this morning's top stories. tributes from across the political spectrum are pouring in for mario cuomo. the former new york governor died thursday. he's being remembered as the leading liberal of his generation and a champion of progressive values. and searchers have recovered at least 16 bodies from airasia flight 8501. the investigation has turned to the ocean floor with more sonar equipment and metal detectors deployed to look for the wreckage. well every year many new laws take effect on january 1st.
some address serious and important issues. others, not so much. john blackstone reports on some unusual or strange laws, quite a few of which involves animals. >> reporter: for chickens in california, it should be a happy new year indeed, living in cages that won't be so cramped. a state law that took effect today requires egg ling hens have enough space to fully extend their limbs. egg producers are scrambling for solutions. and consumers may be missing the yolk as egg prices have risen up to 40%. in new york tiger selfies. why they've exploded on dating sites, stephen colbert has the answer. >> it shows you're spontaneous and don't overthink things. >> reporter: in nevada, teenage drivers have a new reason not to skip school. under a new state law, students who miss class could have their licenses suspended.
in massachusetts, wine can now be shipped from out of state so troy bledsoe, new england quarterback, can send wine directly from his washington state vineyard to his very discerning fans. and california has officially declared state amphibian. >> this here is a red-legged frog. >> reporter: when mark twain spoke about a celebrated frog that was the red-leg, now a threatened species. they hope it will keep it a jump ahead of extinction. john blackstone, cbs news, san francisco. a baby girl born new year's day has the same birthday as her mom and dad. the little girl named autumn was born in cleveland on january 1st. her families were both born on new year's day, so the whole family will get to celebrate birthdays together. what are the odds. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning" more on the severe weather headed east. i'm anne-marie green.
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drivers in florida want to put the brakes on so-called red-light cameras. recent legal challenges may lead to hundreds of millions of dollars in refunds for motorists. vicente arenas has the story. >> the minute i hit the intersection it seemed to turn red. >> reporter: this 61-year-old received two tickets for running a red light at this intersection in boca raton. both of them by a traffic camera. >> i think this is not the right way go about giving people tickets. >> reporter: it's a reaction shared by millions in recent years as red-light cameras have popped up in cities nationwide. law enforcement agencies say they reduce the number of fatalities and injuries by
drivers who run red lights, but critics say they're nothing more than a money grab with the state of florida collecting money in 2013. >> it's a money-saving issue. disguised as a safety project. >> reporter: attorney ted hollander has been challenging the legality of red-light cameras in florida for years. >> i'd like to see the camera companies take their cameras somewhere else and put some police officers back to work. >> reporter: he may be one step closer to that goal. last year an appeal found the city of hollywood gave unfettered flagging red-light violations. here's how it works. after images are captured, they're sent to ats for review. if ats determines a red-light violation has occurred they send the evidence to the city's police department. police department accepts if they agree in authorizing to issue the ticket.
ats has five cameras in coral gables. avery hudak is the city's interim police chief. there are some critics who say that the tickets are rubber stamped, that the officer sits there and says accept, accept, accept. >> it's not the case in coral gables. every one of of them is reviewed by an officer, and as many as we pass through for a viation, there are also a handful that are removed at the officer's discretion. >> reporter: as for cynthia, she'll have to wait to see if she gets a refund. for now tickets issued will have to stop. vicente arenas, cbs news, miami. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more on the winter storm warnings for the east and midwest. we'll get the forecast. plus, tips on investing your money in the new year. we'll see whether wall street's rally will continue. and dr. david agus tells us about the most promising medical innovations in 2015. that's the "cbs morning news"
and it is cold outside. >> it sure is. a cold end to the workweek. the holiday week for those of you who had who go back to work this morning. not many did. a live look outside this early morning. that is the golden gate bridge. you have a little bit of fog out there and one car. temperatures dipping close to freezing in many parts of the bay area overnight. i know i had to kind of chisel a little ice off my windshield this morning to get her going so it's a frosty morning. >> you need a garage. [ laughter ] >> i need a lot more than that. [ laughter ] >> one of the luxuries we can't all afford. >> it's colder this morning than yesterday at this hour. in fact, out the door, here are the temperatures. it is freezing in concord. it is below freezing in livermore. it is 30 degrees in santa rosa. just slightly above freezing in san jose. another freeze warning in effect away from the bay in the red area. the blue area does signify that we have a frost advisory. so areas of frost as