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into an island or a stone surround. the lid, the grill itself and the controls. all you need to do is plug in the electricity and the gas and you're good to go. alright, so this is the area where the grill will eventually end up going. now, we're setting it using this full veneer stone. the whole idea here is to create an opening right down here where we can put our drawer unit in. and then using this full veneer to kind of sculpt out the whole space. we'll have a row of stone running along the top, can just set our grill in right over the top. we want it to look, you know, like the rest of the stone looks on the house. so when we're done, hopefully you won't even notice we've been in here ripping things apart. now to set these stones we're using a type-s, prepackaged mortar mix. what's nice about this is it's premixed. we don't need to worry about trying to find our own combination of cement or mortar, mixing it with sand and water.
is designed for strength and durability. you can use it either above grade or below grade, inside or outside, and for bearing or non-load-bearing walls. now, by comparison, they also have type-n mortar, which is for jobs where it doesn't need to be quite as strong. and then type-m mortar, which is the strongest of all. type-s falls somewhere right in between, which is perfect for us. now we've seen masons use this quite a bit. in fact, if you're doing a fairly large renting a mixer like we used on the stone cottage project. they went through a lot of bags there. for this job we're going through 2-3 bags of mix. and it works really well to mix it in a 5 gallon bucket with a paddle mixer, a half-inch drill in about a gallon of water per bag. okay, so, i have to admit, i am not exactly the master stonemason here by any means. i'm not the guy that did this stone work here.
that looks like it belongs to the house here and has about the same, the same configuration as well as the same grout lines. and if we're able to maintain that, the whole thing will really end up looking pretty nice when we're all done. hometime is brought to you by quikrete, it's what america's made of! well, it's been a while since we've updated you on what's been happening here in the house, might be a good time to let you know where we're at. so here in the great room, we have-- all the cabinetry is done. the flooring is in. fireplace looks great. so except for being a holding area for materials, we can pretty much check this room off the list. in the kitchen, the next big thing is getting all the appliances pushed into place. and except for a few minor details and a nice cleaning, i'd say the kitchen's looking good. laundry room's looking really good with our cabinets
but we do need to get a faucet and install our washer and dryer. with the glass shower surround, our floor-to-ceiling tile, and our recessed medicine cabinets, a lot has happened in the master bath, but our plumber, brian, has just a little bit of work yet to do. hey, wes, how's it going? hi, miriam. little door hardware? putting in the finishing touches of the door hardware, get this office wrapped up. yup, that's right. so a little door hardware. everything else in here looks pretty good. it just needs good to go. clean it out, sweep it up, wipe it down, good to go. that's right. okay, i'm talking to you later. - see you later. - okay. down here on the lower level, we do have quite a bit of work to do yet, as you can see. some of the big things-- we need some flooring. we have entertainment cabinets on either side of the fireplace, but we do have the fireplace working. we have most of our columns done. and over here for our bar area, we have our cabinets installed, all waiting for countertops.
and now waiting for flooring and window treatments. and the bathroom upstairs is simply waiting for a couple of mirrors. we've also had a chance to rehang all of our doors and get a good start on installing the door hardware. now, the hardware that we're using has a brushed nickel finish, and it's a lever design, so this is gonna be easy to operate if your mobility is compromised. and the design is a nice modern design with the sleek, narr with our tall doors. one of the last things to do in our upstairs bath here is to put in a large mirror. it's basically gonna cover most of this wall here. and around this mirror, we're gonna be doing a frame made out of the same casing we used on the windows and doors. wes and miriam took care of that. good old-fashioned muscle. okay, so we've got our mirror frame here. it's upside down. troy fredrickson is back again. you might recognize him. he helped us out with the
getting a lot of compliments on it. - that's good to hear. - it's good. so are your measurements on the mirror jiving with what we've got here on the frame? yeah, everything's looking really well. we've got a nice 1/8 inch gap all the way around, which would be perfect. okay, so we've got an 8-foot mirror, and on top of that, there's a hole in the middle, so is this a little fragile or not too bad? we shouldn't be concerned here because we have two people doing it, but if it was me by myself, i would be quite a bit more hesitant to put it in because there's the hole in the middle that makes the mirror a lot weaker, and when' and then, when it's so heavy, to lay down onto the table. and then once it's down there, then we'll put pins back to hold the mirror in place. and the pins, is that basically what you see on the back of a picture frame? yeah, pretty much the same thing. it'll go against the mirror flush so then it don't scratch or anything. everything would be nice and perfect along the edge then. and then we'll run a nice beauty bead of mastics all the way around
okay, so we've got all the pins and mastic in place. now, very carefully, i guess, we haul it upstairs, huh? yeah, we'll put the cups on it, and it should be much easier to carry up, and we'll just go up the stairs. all right, and down. all right, perfect. okay, right there? yup, right there. so, troy, what's your plan for attaching this to the wall now? right now, i've got these blocks along the wall, and then i'll put a little bit bigger than golf ball-sized globs of my mirror mastics on the wall to make sure everything stays back. one, two, three, up. all right, now lean back. all right, how's that? little bit more. that's right on. and then once everything is back, then i'll put pins through the frame to hold it back well, troy, it looks pretty good. yeah, well, thanks. i'd wait 24 hours before you take any of these blocks out to make sure it stays right there and it doesn't slide down or anything. good enough. no, you guys make it look easy. yeah, well, thanks.
upbeat music need help with your project? go to hometime.com for easy to use step by step guides on a variety of do it yourself projects. get it done with hometime.com [drill whirring] is all finished with the bedrooms upstairs, so we're all set for window treatments. and what we're going with is a silhouette shade, and it has the veins sandwiched between two sheers. to cover the whole window. whether it's an inside mount or an outside mount, these are all pretty easy to install. you just slide them
now, these are gonna work great just about anywhere but especially in a place like a kid's room 'cause there's no cords involved. it works on a lift-rise system, so you just pull it down to lower it and, obviously, push it back up to raise it. as far as the veins go, they have this signature s shape, which diffuses and deflects the light coming in while still allowing you to see outside. they're pretty easy to adjust. you just pull it taut to get it how you want it, either more light and more views or a little more privacy. now, we've got two projects just about done, but we do have a list here still at the creekside home, so i hope you can join us for that. we'll also be checking back at the clay tile roof when they're ready to put on those curved tiles around the turret. that should be interesting, so be sure to join us for that. till then, i'm dean johnson. and i'm miriam johnson. thanks for watching.
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fuel supplies in five states are threatened by a gas pipeline spill in alabama. >> reporter: when it is working the colonial pipeline company line one carries fuel from houston to new york filling the gas tanks of millions of people. when it is not working this happens, long lines, mammoth price spikes and dry pumps in georgia and tennessee. all because of a massive fuel spill in central alabama. at least a quarter billion gallons of gas erupted from an underground pipe. shut down since the spill
now six southern states are under emergency orders allowing fuel trucks to work longer hours in hopes of averting a crisis. >> we have a pipeline burst. shortage. >> station down the street didn't have any gas. a senior petroleum analyst at gas buddy. >> i don't think we have seen such a large disruption to fuel supply since hurricane katrina. >> reporter: the broken pipeline end in northern new jersey over the river behind me. working on excavating the pipe and fixing it. reena, with no timetable for return to service, the east coast of the united states is being served by truck and tanker ship. >> thanks. up next, we'll hear from secret service sharpshooters assigned
president obama arrived in new york for the start of the united nations general assembly. as always, the president is accompanied by hundreds of secret service members watching his every move. margaret brennan met some of the sharpshooters in charge of protecting him. the secret service's elite counter sniper team is trained to hit targets dead-on. in the forehead. we have to be ready to drop down
or in the worst case scenario, put themselves in the line of fire. travis has been on the force for a decade. >> 600 yard. >> reporter: you signed up to take a bullet for the president. >> yes, ma'am. >> reporter: that's a lot to sign up for. >> it is. absolutely. wherever the president is, counter snipers protect him from above. they work in teams of two. armed with high-powered assault rifles that can hit would be assassins hundreds of yards away. the key to an active hit is the wind caller. here it is travis. telling his partner, terry precisely how to aim to counteract the wind. so you really have to trust the partner. >> absolutely. completely. >> you can take the shot. you can make the call either way. >> if i see the target. i will drop down.
and wind caller. thinking about pressing the trigger. >> reporter: most complicated scenarios are in crowds overseas in unfamiliar terrain. during a recent presidential trip to poland, dennis, a ten year veteran of the team was concerned about how a sniper might conceal himself among the buildings lining the motorcade route. >> the president is going to come around here. assume all the people are looking out their windows. you essentially could have 1,000 open windows here. >> reporter: in the age of frequent terror attacks, open wi concerns. >> worried about suicide bombers, car bombs, go to the car, suspicious. or a guy walking down the street in july, a heavy coat on. doesn't make. looking for unusual. >> reporter: remarkably, no sniper team member has had to fire a shot since the unit was formed in 1971. it is a record they're determined to maintain. margaret brennan, cbs news, laurel, maryland. the cbs overnight news will
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>> reporter: less than a year ago in the hospital, battling leukemia. most common cancer in children. >> that's the worst thing you could possibly thing is, i have zero control over this. and i could very well lose my child. period. >> reporter: a new government study says the chances of surviving childhood cancer are improving. from 1999 to 2014, there was a 20% drop in cancer deaths among children and adolescents. >> immune therapy. cell therapy. these are going to be brought to bear to improve on this progress. such that, we expect continued steady decline in deaths from childhood cancer. >> the study found leukemia is no longer leading cause of cancer deaths in children and adolescents. 3 of 10 cancer deaths are now from brain cancer. >> the progress lagged behind in brain tumors. we have to redouble our efforts to improve the outcome for the
>> after five months of chemotherapy, aiden is now cancer free and giving back to other patients. >> other kids at the hospital. >> chances of relapse are high. he has regular checkups. >> you look at aiden. my goodness you would never know he was sick. i'm grateful every day. >> reporter: this family is making every day count. >> two, three, go. >> danielle nottingham. >> what a force that little aiden. up next, he barely survived a wildfire.
finally tonight the story of the sole survivor of a battle against a fi central washington state. carter evans tells us about his long road to recovery. >> in this fire, daniel lyon faced the unimaginable. in blinding smoke, the engine he was riding in, crashed. >> all you see at that point is flame. intense, feeling that your entire body was burning. he was the only one to make it out of the crash alive.
barbara, vividly remember the phone call from another fire fighter. >> he says, looked like -- daniel came as an angel came running out of the flames of hell. >> this is what daniel looks like a year after the fire. burns over 75% of his body. thank god i can still see. the site saved by the singed sunglasses. wa another reminder. >> i kind of have a natural tattoo on my wrist now. >> that's where the watch was. daniel has undergone 14 surgery as seattle's harbor view burn center off the awe i feel like i have come a long ways. but i also got a really, really long ways to go. >> reporter: did you feel guilty for surviving? >> of course you do. survivor guilt is a real thing. you ask yourself. why am i here.
they didn't get that second chance. >> daniel's recovery is now more about than just survival. >> did you have a girlfriend before you got burned? >> no, i did not. >> your friend is in a fire you want to be there for him. >> but the friendship turned into something more. >> even after all he has been through. he has a smile on his face. just super strong. really good person. >> the biggest thing that she does for me is, he helps me emotionally. mentally. shows me love. respect. he is the best boyfriend. >> fire can destroy. but it can also, regenerate. and here out of the ashes, something special has bloomed. carter evans, cbs news, washington. that's the "overnight news" for this monday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back a little while later for the morning news and cbs "this morning."
welcome to the overnight news. i'm reena ninan. world leaders gathered in new york for the opening of the u.n. general assembly. president obama will address the u.n. for final time in office. this year's meeting will focus on worldwide refugee crisis. as well as the the 5-year-old war in syria. but the threat of terrorism will hang over the gathering, a bog city's chelsea neighborhood saturday night. injuring 29 people. all have been released from the hospital. but the investigation into the bombing and a second unexploded device, found in area, just beginning. it happened hours after another home made bomb went off at jersey shore. before a 5 k race benefiting sailors and marines. and islamic state claiming responsibility for knife attack in minnesota. we begin in new york with anna werner. >> reporter: surveillance video,
people running. still unanswered. who set off the bomb and why. it was intentional, a violent act. a criminal act. >> reporter: the blast injured more than two dozen people. and just a block away driving west on 23rd street when he felt it. >> what did it feel like? >>as like your whole body shook. my ear was sort of numb. my right ear. specifically. >> reporter: two hours after the bombing a pair of new york state troopers canvassing the area noticed something next to a dumpster. new york police commissioner jim o'neal in his second day on the job said they probably saved more lives. they circled their vehicle. walked down the block. that's huh they found it. they did a great job >> reporter: the pressure cooker
is now being analyzed for clues as to its origin. authorities are sifting through surveillance camera individually looking for a suspect and are asking for the public help. >> for all new yorkers, a central message we want to give is be vigilant. be vigilant at this point in time. >> two law enforcement sources tell cbs news that components believed to have come from a pressure cooker have been recovered at the scene of the explosion behind me. those and parts from a cell phone. a federal source is said to be >> anna werner, thank you. >> the fbi is calling a stabbing spree at a minnesota mall saturday night a potential act of terrorism. kenneth craig has the story. >> reporter: armed with a knife and dressed in a private security uniform, police say the attacker, inside this minnesota mall, left nine people wounded in his path. the ordeal sent shoppers at the saint cloud mall scrambling for safety. and investigators trying to
by an isis connected or inspired terrorist. >> we will try to sort of peel back the onion and see what motivated the individual. >> reporter: islamic state run news agency calling the attacker a soldier of the islamic state. law enforcement forces described him as a 20-year-old minnesota man. officials say he mentioned allah during the spree and asked people if they were muslim before deciding whether to attack. authorities are it saving lives, who shot and killed the man as the the attacker was coming at him. >> he again, protected others from being injured. and potential loss of life. a hero. authorities have not publicly i identified the attacker, leaders of the somali american community in minnesota have, they said as far as they know he never had any sort of violent history. >> we hear that so often.
justice and homeland security correspondent jeff pegues talking to law enforcement sources about the cases in new jersey, new york and minnesota. jeff, what can you tell us? >> investigators have not definitively made the connection between the bomb in manhattan and one in seaside park, new jersey. but law enforcement sources say both used similar components. a clearer picture is emerging about what happened in saint cloud, minnesota and the motive behind the attack. witnesses tell police the man in that attack, who stabbedin were muslim. those who replied that they were not were stabbed. sources say that the man has had recent run-ins with police and lives in minnesota. an isis related website is claiming that the attacker was an isis soldier. but investigators are still trying to confirm itch that is accurate and the nature of the attacker's connection to sources. and all the evidence in the case. they will be scrubbing his
was communicating with with before the attack. >> jeff pegues, thank you. john dickerson of face the nation discussed the attacks with peter king sits on homeland security and intelligence committees. congressman, governor cuomo said there are no links to international terrorism, do you think that's the case? >> we don't know. in many of the cases we don't know, two, three, four days link. whether or not connected overseas. whether or not it is home grown. the fact there is no evidence right now. doesn't mean much. times square bombing in new york, 2011, guess it was. and there was no, took several days before, to realize that that was coming out of the, taliban in pakistan. boston marathon bombing we didn't know for several days for certain if, if that was terrorists. so i think you have to assume from the start, terrorism is a real possibility. and go from there.
not. you know we don't know. certainly would not even think of ruling out terrorism at this stage. >> what's the best way to react for the public and law enforcement officials in incidents like this. we now are so connected. the minute something happens, there is a kind of a rush to, to, name it right away. one thing or another. what's the proper way to respond to these? let the nypd and fbi handle it. they're the best in the world what to do. and also to realize as we go forward. and that terrorism and type of attacks from overseas or home grown or whether they're just malcontents, we are always vulnerable to these type of attacks. it is so important the police be allowed to do their job. we have to have surveillance. we have to monitor. we can tell in advance when these are going to happen. at least have a better grip on when they, when they could be happening. some times once they're over with.
these threats are real. they will continue. whether this is overseas terrorism. domestic terrorism, any terrorism at all. it is a wake-up call another one as to how vulnerable we are. so important for the police, fbi to be given the tools and be allowed to do what they have to do. >> if new york can be hit, a city on top of the issue, obviously since 9/11. what more can be done. just these kind of things will happen. part of the new normal? >> i didn't think we can accept it as being part of the new normal. go to the debate. why do we feel the nsa is important. surveillance is communities, where the threat can be coming from is important. why we can't allow overconcern of civil liberties get in the wra of solid enforcement. let's not let political correctness to stop the police and fbi from doing investigations they have to do. use the example many times. going after the mafia you go to italian. irish, communities when looking for the westies. and right now if the threat is from islamist terrorism, go to muslim communities.
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earth was rocking in oklahoma this weekend. the u.s. geological survey recorded 13 small quakes including magnitude 3.5 near fairview. 3.2 outside oklahoma city. oklahoma now the most earthquake u.s. wasn't always like that. before 2009 an average of two earthquakes a year magnitude 3 or higher. last year, there were nearly 1,000. all most all were man made. bill whitaker has the story for "60 minutes." >> reporter: the vast majority of earthquakes are small causing little or no damage. but what they lack in punch. they make up in sheer volume. this tally from the u.s.
oklahoma has increased every year since 2009. with more than 2,000 magnitude 3 and above. that means more of the bigger ones. the 4.3 magnitude quake in edmond, oklahoma. >> i woke up scared to death. >> melinda and kathy matthews are neighbors in edmond. >> what quake app do you use? >> they check their phone apps to check earthquakes around the state all day long >> look at that. cherokee, enith, medview. >> all in one day. >> 24 hour period. >> must be unnerving. >> no way to live. no way to live. >> cornell university seismologist, katie kerrinan was teaching in oklahoma when the increase in quakes began. she says the situation is unprecedented.
astounding. how fast it grew is perhaps more astounding. >> caller: karen and her student katherine lambert set up equipment to detect extremely small quakes in an area where there haven't been any. hoping small quakes may provide warnings of larger ones. >> so far looked at data from four days of recording. we see small earthquakes in the area. >> even over four days. >> over four days we see dozens of earthquakes. >> many dozens? >> she was among the first scientists to link the earthquakes to oil and gas production. >> these are man made earthquakes? >> most people feel that the majority of these are linked to this water being disposed. >> the water that is causing the earthquakes is not from fracking. which is water and chemicals pumped under ground to free up oil and gas. this is naturally occurring water.
with the petroleum for millions of years. this is the oil being pumped out. >> oil, gas, water. >> gary is president of petrol warrior, a small independent oil company that operates 14 wells in oklahoma. what happened in the cylinder happens in a grand scale in wells across the region. oil, gas, water naturally separate. so the bubbles. >> salt water here. gas up here. the >> oil. >> like any other operator in the region big and small, larue's oil wells produce more water than petroleum. gas and oil are collected in tanks for sale. but the water is too briny to be recycled or used. it's considered waste.
sending it down a disposal well, deep below the freshwater to prevent contamination and zone where it came from. >> this is it? >> this is it. >> what the talk is about. >> well in the ground. >> larue's disposal well is one of 3,000 in oklahoma. the state created a website to explain the earthquakes. this map shows disposal wells as blue dots. orange dots are earthquakes. when the price of oil went over $100 a barrel in 2008. oil and gas production increased dramatically. so did the amount of waste water. and earthquakes. what's causing these earthquakes? >> what we have learned in oklahoma its that the earthquakes that are occurring in enormous numbers are result of waste water injection. mark zobach, professor of geophysics at stanford.
the earthquakes. one is the large volumes of water being disposed and the other is where it all goats. deep down into a layer of earth called the arbuckle. >> what makes this such a good place to dispose of all that water? >> well it is very thick. it's porous. permable. it can accommodate very large injection rates. >> reporter: the only problem with the arbuckle its that it sits directly on top of the crystaline basement. a earthquake faults. >> this water is seeping into the faults. >> water pressure. fault is clamped shut. the water pressure pushes two side apart. and allows slippage occur today when it might not occur for thousand of years into the future. >> earthquakes are now a daily occurrence in oklahoma. it was three quakes in november, 2011 near the town of prague that caught everyone's
the largest in oklahoma history. >> having an earthquake. >> toppled a spire at saint gregory's university. and severely damaged 14 houses including the one where john and jerry loveland lived with their two children. >> our bed was shaking. all you could hear was glass. >> earthquake insurance is stug you don't think you are going to have. >> reporter: like most of those in oklahoma, the lovelands didnav insurance doing their own repairs to save money. more than four years after the quake, jerry loveland, resorts to simply hiding the damage. doesn't that concern you. you have a crack like this. >> afraid if we went in and fixed these. there was another earthquake. even a little. going to crack it all. then you have done all that work for no reason. >> not sure covering is fixing
that is our only choice. not like we have the money to bulldoze the house and start over. that would be great. not going to happen. we have a mortgage. we live on one income. and, i realize that is our choice, but, our choice is great. when somebody else didn't screw up our house up. so, that's proven fact that somebody did. not a natural disaster. >> you can see the full report on our website. cbs news.com. the overnight news will be right back. ahh...still sick, huh? i'll take it from here. mucinex clear and cool. ah! what's this sudden cooooling thing happening? it's got a menthol burst. you can feel it right away. wow, that sort of blind-sided me. and it clears my terrible cold symptoms. ahh! this is awkward. new mucinex fast-max clear & cool. feel the menthol burst. and clear your worst cold symptoms. start the relief. h
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tonight we are taken to denali park in alaska and introduces us to furry residents. >> this is cupcake. >> hey, cupcake. >> oh. it hurts. it hurts so much. >> if you are anything like me, you are going to need a minute here. it is okay. take your time. get it out of your system. take a deep breath. and say, oh. more puppies. all the puppies. i want all right puppies. these adorable little guys and girls. five of them total, were born in july at the denali national park. cupcake, happy, party, pinanta and hundo named in honor of the 100th anniversary of the park service. denali, formerly, mount mckinley.
additions to a legacy of alaskan sled dogs as old as the park itself. denali's first superintendent was a veteran dog musher, harry karstens, who used sled degrees to patrol the back country looking for poachers. as the park grew it needed the supply of well trained dogs. karstens established the first and only working kennel in the national park. we joke they're the happiest government employees you will ever meet. really, really true. >> it is true. >> the yard stays between 30, 35 dogs. >> jennifer rafielli is the current kennels manager at denali. hi, handsome. looking after the stable of canine rangers. and while a dog team may seem like a throw back to another era, they're very much in use today.
dog teams in alaska is that some times they still prove to be the most reliable and effective means of transportation. and winter conditions. 50 below. if you are out at 50 below and fry to start the snow machine. it may, may not start. but at 50 below, i go out. these guys jump up. ready to go. >> in the frigid winter, the dogs run well over 1,000 miles. shuttling supplies and trails. they come with a built in gps. navigationally do they help you at all? >> incredibly so. the dogs have brains and hearts. memories better than most rangers. perhaps most importantly they do all of this, quietly. in 1980, two million acres were designated as federally protected wilderness. that means, no forms of
during summer presentations, they show off their skills around the kennel track. dogs run, pull a sled. the highlight of every program for them. >> reporter: all summer long the canine rangers meet their adoring public. volunteer walkers help them stay in shape. let's go! eventually, after nine years or so of service, it's time for retirement. the park matches the dogs with active owners, like the winter family. we still go for two mile runs.
in her retirement, she has adopted a few new routines. does that feel good. for those who can't bring an actual sled dog home with them. the park has a popular puppy-cam. 24 hours a day. visitors can log on and see what the gang is up to. each one has his or her own fans. i may be partial to pinata. >> you are a dog whisperer, you have him pretty comfortable there. >> but, you know what nay say -- kids grow up so fast. before long, these dogs will join their relatives out on the trail. carrying gear. and carrying on a tradition. more than a century old. >> cbs overnight news will be
town in new jersey is preparing for life without its oldest resident. steve hartman found the story on the road. >> reporter: at the basking ridge presbyterian church in new jersey, they don't need stained glass to make their windows breathtaking. >> it was built in 1717. parishioner john klippel says for the 300 year history of this church one of the most magnificent oak trees known to man has been filling the panes here.
built beside the tree and the town grew around the church. everybody who ever lived here has recognized that tree as sort of a symbol of home. >> reporter: george washington walked past it. some of the soldiers are buried under it. the tree predates america, columbus, pretty much everything we know came after this 600-year-old oak. but now, our matriarch is fading. after decade of leaning on cables and crutches, experts say the oldest white oak tree in north america is on its last limbs. local residents can't believe it. >> it just kind feels like a part of the town is pdying wit it. >> nobody thought about the tree dying. one of the things that was going to go on forever. >> that's what a lot of people thought it is always going to be here. but apparently it is not. >> reporter: for the folks of basking ridge it is very much a grieving process. >> loss.
i think people have to go through their own steps of reconciliation with it. >> reporter: for centuries the tree has been an ever-present metaphor for preachers at this pulpit. whether the lesson was perseverance or patience, creation or resurrection, the tree helped teach it all. and soon will come its final lesson. maybe a sermon about the psych of life. or maybe they will take a minute to stare out the window one last time. picture god ever created. steve hartman, on the road, in
captioning funded by cbs it's monday, september 19th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." it's still unclear who was behind a weekend bombing york city. >> it was intention, it was a violent act. it was certainly a criminal act. >> police and the fbi are chasing leads in the city and in new jersey where at least one other homemade bomb exploded. an isis claimed responsibility for a knife attack at a minnesota mall. the suspect wounded nine people before he was shot dead by police. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york.