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well, good morning. ed details are stunning, as we get to really understand what transpired over the last three days or so. >> and that's where we begin this morning with the story that's making front page news all over the country. the alleged times square bomber confessing. it took just over 53 hours for officials to capture faisal shahzad. but his arrest has also exposed what some say are some serious national security flaws. we've got cbs news team coverage from around the world this morning. we begin with homeland security correspondent bob orr in washington. bob, good morning. >> good morning, maggie. as you said, faisal shahzad has now confessed to trying to detonate a bomb in times square. now, the fbi is pressing to find out if he was a lone wolf, or part of a broader terrorist plot. the fact that the suspect has
admitted to driving the explosive-laden suv into the heart of times square on saturday night, faisal shahzad has told fbi interrogators while he did receive some training in a terrorist camp, he alone carried out the botched attack on midtown manhattan. >> it is clear that this was a terrorist plot aimed at murdering americans in one of the busiest places in our country. >> the 30-year-old shahzad has been charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, and to kill and maim persons within the united states. court documents lay out the evidence linking shahzad to the attempted attack. police discovered a key left behind in the smoking suv that opened the door to shahzad's connecticut residence. and they found a prepaid cell phone used to call a fireworks store, and to receive a series of calls from pakistan. officials say shahzad is cooperating with investigators. >> the investigation is ongoing, and i wouldn't want to reveal at this point any of the information we've gleaned from him. other than to say that he has been talking to us, and providing us with useful information. to us, and
>> reporter: shahzad was arrested just before midnight monday at new york's kennedy airport, after he'd already boarded this emirates jetliner for a flight to dubai. the fbi had been watching him since late sunday, after his name emerged in the investigation. but sources say he got spooked when word leaked that the fbi was looking for a pakistani american. shahzad left his connecticut apartment, and agents suspected at first he may run for the canadian border. for awhile, it seems, perhaps more than an hour, they weren't really sure where he was. they raised red flags by paying cash without a reservation for a last-minute foreign flight. after shahzad got to the airport, customs and border protection agents, who had been alerted to watch for him, then matched his name to the passenger man nest. >> they were able to match it once the plane manifest was complete, go on the plane, and arrest him. >> reporter: now everyone agrees shahzad never should have been able to get on the plane in the first place. his name had been placed on the national no-fly list. but there was a problem. the database, the network's
airlines had not been fully updated. now the tsa is tightening those regulations. but the focus is still on shahzad's frequent travels to pakistan and the fbi is trying to find out if he is in any way connected to international terrorists. maggie? >> bob orr in washington. thank you. and that's where we take our coverage next, as of this morning, several people in pakistan have already been detained. for more on shahzad's connection to that nation and its terrorist camps, let's go to cbs news correspondent mandy clark. she's in islamabad. mandy, good morning. >> reporter: maggie, pakistanny police made several arrests in the city of karachi. now they believe many of those were relations of shahzad's. we spoke to the interior minister earlier today, and he said that shahzad had made several trips to pakistan. >> he had made 13 visits in and out from 2003. and there are seven departures,
and six arrivals. >> reporter: authorities believe that this terrorist training camp, raided in early march by pakistani forces, is where shahzad may have spent at least four months learning the tactics of terror. this is also the terror camp that is affiliated with pakistan's taliban. the group that claims responsibility for the attack. his leader hakimullah mehsud threatens the time is very near when our fighters will attack the american states. prior to release of the tape mehsud was presumed dead in a u.s. drone attack in february. shahzad has confessed that the failed bombing was in retaliation for the u.s. drone attacks. maggie? >> mandy clark in islamabad this morning. mandy, thank you. now, over to you, harry. >> thanks, maggie. so who exactly is faisal shahzad? and how was he exposed -- how has he exposed serious flaws in our nation's security system?
for that we go to cbs news correspondent jim axelrod, who is outside the federal courthouse in lower manhattan. good morning, jim. >> good morning, harry. faisal shahzad is expected to be arraigned a little later this morning at the federal courthouse behind me. after sighs of relief yesterday at his capture, now come some questions about how he almost got away. even shahzad's neighbors in bridgeport, connecticut, didn't know much about him. did you know the guy? >> i never saw him before. >> reporter: but shahzad had been in and out of the u.s. since 1998, when he was granted a student visa. he graduated from the university of bridgeport in 2000. got his mba five years later, and worked as a financial analyst for a marketing firm in connecticut until last year, when he also defaulted on his mortgage. law enforcement was on him quickly after saturday night's botched bombing attempt. so if shahzad was being watched by the nypd and the feds, how
did they lose track of him? >> they may have been trying to balance two things. the people that are conducting the surveillance, they have to make a decision early on. what is our primary goal? are we going to apprehend him? is that the primary goal? or are we going to conduct surveillance? >> reporter: but attorney general eric holder denies there was ever any question that they lost shahzad. >> i was never in any fear that we were in danger of losing him. >> reporter: still, shahzad somehow left his home and headed straight for jfk airport. after first praising law enforcement tuesday, new york mayor michael bloomberg said something went wrong. >> clearly, the guy was on the plane, and shouldn't have been. and we got very lucky. >> reporter: in dubai, passengers said the situation on the plane was handled quietly, and calmly. >> so they went up to one guy that had a white shirt and blue jeans and they told him, can you get your luggage with you and get your passport and can you come with us back to the terminal? >> reporter: later, more troubling questions emerged. if shahzad was put on the no-fly list on monday morning at
roughly 11:00 a.m., how did he buy a last-minute, one-way ticket with cash, obtain a boarding pass, and get through tsa's security? >> the data base is not up to standard. the government hasn't been able to get that right at this point. >> reporter: white house officials are blaming emirates airlines for working off an outdated no-fly list with only a final check of the passenger manifest raising the red flag that prevented the plane from taking off with shahzad still on it. maggie? >> jim axelrod, thank you, jim. so how did faisal shahzad manage to get on that plane, even though he'd been placed on that no fly list. joining us from washington is harry "skip" brandon. he is former deputy assistant director of the fbi. mr. brandon, good morning. >> good morning. >> it is the question of the morning. what good is it to put a suspect on a no-fly list monday morning when later that same day, he's going to successfully buy a one-way ticket, clear security, and get on a plane bound for dubai?
>> well, this is the question of the day. how could this happen? this is not necessarily rocket science, and we've had a long time to work out all the glitches. it shouldn't have happened. but, in the end, we also have to remember, that, in fact, it did work. very close call on it, but it did work. >> it did work, but he still managed to get on the plane. what if, for example, he'd had explosives with him then? >> sure. >> on the plane. >> sure. no, it was -- it's not what should happen. there's no question about that. i don't mean to imply that at all. this has to be reviewed, and fine tuned, unfortunately we've been through this for a number of years and had a number of incidents. it has to be fixed right now. >> we have washington touting this as a success. we have eric holder saying, we knew he was on the plane, we never had any intention of letting it take off, we never lost him for one second. should americans be satisfied with that response from the federal government? >> well, this is still -- the
whole thing, the whole story is still unraveling and there are a lot of things going around. i know what the attorney general said. everything will come out later on, when it's appropriate. to me one of the most troubling aspects about this, and it was a success, it absolutely a success, a lot of things worked well, one of the most troubling aspects is the one that always plagues law enforcement and intelligence, continuing string of leaks, quite frankly, to the media throughout this. and that should not occur. that apparently scared him, and we almost lost him. >> the fact is, he was not even on the radar before this incident. >> no. >> is there any way, given that disturbing fact, that we can prevent this from happening again in the future? >> well, i wish i had a magic answer to that. the answer is, we have to continue to fine-tune the systems, fine-tune the use of intelligence. but in reality, there are an awful lot of people who come to the united states, and live
here, 99.9% of whom turn out to be fine citizens. that's all they want. we have to find a way to distinguish and to monitor. he may be, though, what we're starting to see more and more, the unguided missiles. by that i mean, they're given some training in terrorism, and then they're just told to go do something, without control, without anything else. and that's kind of frightening. >> well, we hope that they keep making mistakes and that we keep getting lucky. skip brandon, thank you so much, sir. >> surely. >> now over to harry. >> all right, maggie, thanks. joining us now from ann arbor is michigan congressman pete hoekstra, ranking republican member on the house intelligence committee. congressman, good morning. >> good morning. >> i want to pick up on what skip was just talking about. do we think we're looking at a change in modus operandi of terrorist factions? >> oh, i think you can make that assumption, and it really is now a fact. i mean, we had the attack on ft. hood. we had the christmas day bombing
attack. and now we have this attack in -- in times square. what you're seeing is a change in strategy. you're seeing now both perhaps the taliban in pakistan and al qaeda on the arabian peninsula and in yemen, focused on attacking the homeland. that is a more serious problem. >> and looking, it looks to me, at individual targets, what would have been called one-offs, except if this is the idea that we're just going to keep throwing whatever we can, and see, one of these, as we've said over the last couple of days, you keep knocking on the door, eventually the door is going to open. >> that's exactly right. and you know, i think that is a very key point, harry. you know, for a long time we thought that al qaeda, al qaeda is the central, wanted to do another attack against the united states, but they wanted to make it as big, if not bigger than 9/11. >> right. >> that's very, very hard to accomplish. now you're seeing splinter groups still affiliated with al qaeda, but they have independent
leadership, independent strategy, and it appears that they are more than willing to accept smaller attacks, and these one-off types of attacks, and they recognize that if they are successful, even the very fact that they've gotten so close can spread terror or fear into america. >> yeah. you know, it's interesting, because you talked about the christmas day guy. you talked about the soldier in ft. hood, the doctor in ft. hood. there was an absence of connecting the dots. and this particular fella, the only thing he was guilty of was not paying his bills. the guy was an american citizen. the guy did not, at least from what we know now, leave very much of a footprint. >> well, i think that's one of the things that we're going to have to see. i mean, obviously this guy has traveled to pakistan a number of times. was in the terrorist training camps. you know, did he leave some footprints in pakistan that we should have picked up as he was interacting with the taliban and probably other terrorist groups in pakistan? >> and -- >> do we -- >> do we have the tools, or are
the intelligence geared to find a different kind of perpetrator? >> well, i think, you know, the director of national intelligence came in on february 2 and said, hey, within 90 days, three to six months there will be an attack against the united states. he missed that prediction by one day. the question is, over that period of time, has the intelligence community shown the sense of urgency to put in place the tools that we need to perhaps identify these kind of one-offs. i think that there are certain tools that we should have available that we're not using right now. and i think this administration is going to come under increasing pressure to explain why some of these tools are not available right now, and why they're not being used. >> congressman hoekstra, i'm sure we'll be talking more about this in the days to come. we thank you for your time. do appreciate it. >> thank you. >> it is now 7:14. we want to go over to betty nguyen who is at the news desk with the rest of the morning's headlines. >> good morning, maggie and harry. good morning to you at home. in greece, protests against
government has turned violent this morning. demonstrators clashed with police. a 24-hour general strike shut down much of the country. greece is in the midst of a severe financial crisis, and is asking for $144 billion in loans from european allies. for a second straight day, air travel problems due to volcanic ash. most flights in to northern ireland and scotland have been canceled this morning because of a new ash cloud from iceland. about 300 flights in all. workers hope to start capping a massive oil leak in the gulf of mexico today. cbs news national correspondent jeff glor is in venice, louisiana, good morning, jeff. >> hey, betty, good morning to you. the good news again today is the weather. the calm seas should help workers lay more of those protective booms. they have 500,000 feet of booms out so far. the goal is to get 800,000 feet out total. also today, the first of those four massive four-story-tall containment domes will go out.
they're supposed to capture some of the oil at the bottom, and then bring it to the surface so they can manage it on the surface then. there are some reports this morning that oil has reached the shores of the mississippi delta. however, the coast guard said on tuesday that they have no indication that this big slick will hit any coastline until at least friday, and, in fact, it may just stay out at sea entirely. betty, back to you. >> all right, cbs' jeff glor in louisiana. thank you, jeff. now here's dave with the first check of the weather. good morning, dave. >> and good morning to you, betty. good morning, everyone. let's take a check of the weather, see what's happening
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>> but first in this half hour, stunning new details in the killing of yeardley love, who played lacrosse at the university of virginia. cbs news correspondent whit johnson is in charlottesville again this morning with the latest on the investigation. whit, good morning. >> maggie, good morning. well, court documents are revealing this new information about what may have happened the night of the alleged murder. we've also learned that george huguely had a previous run-in with a female police officer a couple years ago. police say his behavior that night was so threatening it took a taser to get him under control. an impromptu memorial tuesday night on the grounds of the university of virginia. as students placed candles to mourn the murder of 22-year-old lacrosse player-year-oldly love. newly released court documents brought a stunning admission by alleged killer george huguely. when questioned about the crime, huguely told officers he and love had an altercation. he kicked his right foot through the door that leads to her bedroom. he shook her, and her head repeatedly hit the wall. huguely's parents had nothing to
say after their son's tuesday court appearance. but a statement by defense attorneys suggested a very different side of the story. >> we are confident that ms. love's death was not intended, but an accident with a tragic outcome. >> reporter: the affidavit goes on to say that love was found face down in a pool of blood, with a large bruise on the right side of her face. her eye was swollen shut and there were bruises and scrapes to her chin. huguely and love, once romantically involved, and both lacrosse players, were just weeks away from graduating. now, in the wake of love's brutal death, sadness and confusion have overwhelmed many on campus. >> it's just so shocking, because, you know, to have a -- a death at a school, let alone a murder. >> reporter: according to his attorney, george huguely withdrew from the university following his arrest. despite this tragedy, uva's athletic director says both lacrosse teams will participate in the upcoming national tournament. maggie?
>> how tough. whit johnson in charlottesville. thank you for the update, whit. joining us now is cbs news legal analyst jack ford. hi, jack. good morning. >> good morning, maggie. >> so he says, he admits he was there. he shook her. they had an argument. hit her head against the wall several times. she had all these scrapes and bruises. she had an eye swollen shut. legally does that sound like it could be an accident? >> well, it's interesting. you're not surprised that his attorney is saying, given these facts, it was an accident. you can have a situation where somebody dies, because of somebody else's conduct, and it might not be criminal. classic illustration, on the job site and two guys are working and one has a -- has a piece of lumber, hits the other accidentally, knocks him off the roof, he hits his head and dies. might be some civil responsibility, it's not a criminal case. but here, quite candidly, it's going to be a tougher sell. because you have a whole series of intentional conduct. intentionally kicking in the door to her bedroom. grabbing her. this isn't a situation where he said i went to talk to her and i just sort of grabbed her to turn her around and she tripped on something, fell and hit her head. what he says, according to
police, he's shaking her and repeatedly her head is banging against the wall. that gives you intentional conduct. he might not have intended to kill her, but enough intentional conduct that i think accident, pure accident, would be a tough sell here. >> but he's charged with first degree murder. if he, in fact, didn't intend to kill her, could it still be murder? >> that's a great question. because i think a lot of people are surprised by this. you can be found guilty of murder in most jurisdictions -- obviously if you intend to kill somebody that's an easy one. you take the gun, put it to their head, pull the trigger. in most jurisdictions they say if you intended to harm somebody seriously and they die, even though you didn't intend to kill them, you could be guilty of murder. classic illustration, take a baseball bat, swing it at somebody's head, you can say i didn't intend to kill them, but i certainly knew i was going to hurt them seriously. if this situation, kicking in the door, hanging their head, you intended to harm them. could be murder. could be manslaughter where the standard is if you were reckless in your conduct and you engage
in some sort of conduct where you knew there was a real possibility or probibility that somebody could die then you get into manslaughter. >> what about this arrest two years ago? he has a history of violence. police had to use force, a taser on him. will that play into this case? >> that's also interesting. most people would think, whenever you talk to jurors, they tell you i want to know everybody i can about somebody before i pass judgment on him. a juror would say i'd like to know if he's been in trouble before. but the law says, generally speaking, no. it's kind of counterintuitive. we ask jurors to do a counterintuitive thing and we say to them we want you to decide this case based on these facts alone here. not what somebody did in the past. there's some exceptions. but in this situation, i don't think, unless there's some unusual circumstances that come out to play, generally speaking a judge is probably going to say here, what he did, you know, in a drunken situation a couple years ago with a police officer, not going to come into this case. >> i can understand that. because just because he was drunk and violent two years ago doesn't mean that he killed somebody right now. >> exactly. >> innocent until proven guilty.
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consumer correspondent susan koeppen is here with some advice on what to do if you are being harassed. good morning. >> good morning, harry. according to federal law, debt collectors have very specific rules they need to follow. they can't harass you. they can't use profanity. and they can't threaten you. but with millions of americans owing money, some collectors are breaking the law in an effort to get consumers to pay up. monica johnson was at work when a debt collector called, saying there was a warrant for her arrest. >> at that moment, my heart is dropping. >> reporter: then, while her daughters were home alone, a debt collector left this message. >> this message is intended for a monica johnson, i'm over here by a truck stop finishing up my coffee and then i'll be stopping by. i'll see you in the next couple hours or so. >> you're scared, because how far is somebody willing to go to get this money? >> reporter: in reality, there was no warrant, and no one was stopping by. they were simply square tactics to get monica to pay.
>> that is entirely inappropriate, and entirely illegal. >> reporter: joel winston is with the federal trade commission. in terms of the number of complaints received here at the ftc, how does debt collection rank? >> the ftc receives more complaints about debt collection than any other single industry. >> reporter: the agency received 100,000 complaints about debt collectors last year alone. how often do you think that debt collectors aren't playing by the rules? >> in too many cases they go over the line. >> reporter: like these collectors caught in the act. >> you're just a loser, why don't you just go jump in front of a train. >> you want to be a man or you want to hide behind a telephone like a little, bitty mouse? >> are you [ bleep ] thief you know. i'm gonna find you and you're going to be walking like a [ bleep ] side of the street. >> i think every industry has people who are -- who act outside of the law. >> reporter: rozanne andersen is
ceo of aca international, a trade group which represents debt collection agencies. what do you say about the debt collectors who are out there crossing the line, using profanity, harassment, scaring consumers into paying their debt? >> they shouldn't be doing this. we denounce bad practices. we denounce violations of the law. i cannot stress enough, debt collection could be done properly and successfully, and yet at the same time treating consumers respectfully. >> reporter: monica johnson sued the debt collection agency that came after her for harassment. and she's not alone. in 2009, more than 8,200 lawsuits were filed against debt collection agencies. up 60% over the previous year. and the federal trade commission has also been cracking down. with huge civil penalties totalling millions of dollars against debt collectors in violation of the law. >> this should serve as a warning to collectors. if you use abusive tactics, you're running a serious risk
that you're going to be prosecuted. >> reporter: and we contacted the collection agency that was calling monica johnson. we were told the debt collector who left her that message was terminated, and after our phone call the company settled with the johnson family. harry? >> nice to have you around, as always, to help out in a situation like that. but what should consumers do if they feel like they are being harassed in a debt collection situation? >> there's a few things you can do. first of all, contact your state attorney general. you can also file a complaint with the federal trade commission. and look into your rights. realize what is fair, and what is not fair. and if you really think you are being harassed, and that they're breaking the law, you can file a lawsuit. >> susan koeppen, as always, thank you very much. still to come, is bed rest the right treatment for back pain? how about surgery? our dr. jennifer ashton is here to debunk some back pain myths. when we come back.
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welcome back to "the early show," everybody, i'm harry smith along with maggie rodriguez.rybody, i'm harry good morning again. >> it is 8:00. and as we have been reporting all morning long, faisal shahzad, the alleged times square bomber, has been giving up some important information and this morning he's scheduled to be arraigned at the federal courthouse in new york city. >> cbs news homeland skornt bob orr is in washington and has more. bob, good morning. we're starting -- >> good morning, harry. >> -- to hear, getting a little bit better understanding of him not acting alone. maybe some of who his associates were. >> it's still really kind of a muddled picture, i'd have to say. so far shahzad has told investigators he did act alone. now the investigators have a
challenge of either trying to prove that's correct or prove that's incorrect. they're looking at all of his associates, friends, roommates, family members, people in the u.s., and overseas. and i have to tell you, i just got off the phone a short time ago with an official who says right now they don't see any connections but they're still pressing very, very lard. so it's very premature to say this is part of any kind of larger plot. it can't be ruled out, and it also can't be ruled out that he might be connected to real terrorists in pakistan, specifically the pakistani taliban, who have claimed credit for this. >> because didn't they find links to pakistan on his cell phone, bob? >> they did. in fact, he left a wealth of evidence behind. one of the things that really has implicated him here is a prepaid cell phone, which seems to show that he made a call to a fireworks store. that's very important. fireworks were found in the vehicle. but more importantly the day of the purchase or just before the purchase that phone received a number of calls from pakistan. but i have to say this, he has family members there. and other associates there. so what looks very, very bad on the surface might be explained
away. we just don't know. >> we know that he has been talking to authorities and pretty openly, too, apparently. at least initially. what is he talking about in terms of motive? >> well, that's not something he's explained. he's angry, i'm told, at some of the actions of the government against people in iraq and pakistan. some of the predator strikes have been mentioned to me that he's angry about that. he seems to have a bit of a grudge, if you will. but it's very hard to point to a specific motive. this is a guy who was born in pakistan just a year ago, became an american citizen. his associates that we've been able to reach out to say there's nothing unusual about the guy. he seems kind of quiet, kept to himself guy. but nevertheless, something set him off. and i think the investigators do believe him when he says he intended this bomb to go off. and they say that they're not sure that he acted alone. but he has told them that he bought the car, he drove the car, he was the only player, and
it was his intention to bomb midtown manhattan. so, it is still a very fast-moving and changing investigation. >> there's a lot of criticism this morning, bob, about how the administration handled this criticism that the no-fly list didn't work, that we didn't get things right. we just got lucky. what are you hearing from the administration about that criticism? >> here's what happened. after the fbi established that this shahzad was the person they were looking for, his name was added to the no-fly list. that's a pretty extraordinary move to quickly put the name on the no-fly list. airlines were notified about that. but there's a time lapse in how quickly the airline computer systems and databases are updated. so when he shows up to buy the ticket, emirates is not aware he's been added to the no-fly list and they gave him a boarding pass. there was, though, a backstop here and that is that customs and border protection agents did have his name. they were checking all manifests. so the suggestion that he might have flown away is probably wrong. the folks were on top of this and they did stop him. >> bob orr, thanks so much.
do appreciate it, sir. very interesting stuff. >> yep, and we'll continue to watch the story in the days ahead. we want to go back to betty nguyen at the news desk. good morning, betty. >> good morning, maggie and harry. good morning to you at home. violent protests in greece this morning. want to show you a live picture now from athens where demonstrators have been clashing with police near parliament all morning. cbs news correspondent richard roth reports. >> reporter: in athens, it was worst outside parliament when demonstrators tried to rush a cordon of riot police, who responded with tear gas. thousands of greeks in athens, and also in the northern cities have taken to the streets in a day of strikes and protests over tough new austerity measures aimed at holding off the country's economic collapse. parliament's been the focus today, as lawmakers are to vote on the austerity package tomorrow. there's genuine outrage and
frustration over salary and pension cuts, and tax hikes being implemented. and in the midst of the widespread middle-class demonstrations, there's been an opening for violent protests by more radical groups, including anarchists. the greek government says it has no choice but to impose the spending cuts. a condition for getting the loans it needs to avoid defaulting on the country's debt. but europe and world financial markets won't be reassured by the popular reaction today. betty? >> cbs' richard roth in london. thank you, richard. ingredients used to manufacture the recalled children's cold medicines were contaminated with bacteria. the bacteria was found in ingredients of the cold medicines recalled last week, but not in the finished product. the fda found more than 20 manufacturing problems at the plant where the formulas are made. the recalled products include children's tylenol, motrin, zyrtec, and benadryl. rocker and reality star bret
michaels is out of the hospital this morning. he's expected to make a 100% recovery from a brain hemorrhage last month. doctors are still not sure what caused the bleeding. hall of fame's baseball announcer ernie harwell has died. harwell did play by play for detroit tigers games for 42 years. he died after a long battle with cancer. his body will lie in repose at detroit's comerica park tomorrow for fans to pay respect for their favorite announcer. >> swings, a fly ball deep left, might be, hamilton going back, he leaps, and it is long gone! a home run for fielder. >> ernie harwell was 92 years old. and record flooding could not silence the musical tradition of the grand ole opry. the opry house in nashville was water logged, so last night's show was moved to the city's war memorial auditorium. marty stewart performed for hundreds of fans.
u.s. senator lamar alexander played piano on "the tennessee waltz." katie couric has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> good morning. he wants to bring better eye care to people in some of the world's most remote places. meet the doctor whose kindness and generosity has literally opened the eyes of so many. he's the focus of tonight's "american spirit" only on the vn vn. now back to "the early show." and we want to take you outside now. dave price joins us with another check of the weather in front of a great crowd this morning. hey, dave. >> hey, betty. we have people from northern bedford county, pennsylvania. here today.
83 this afternoon, tonight, we're talking about clearing skies and overnight lows in the 50s. 33 tomorrow, maybe a scattered shower tomorrow morning. otherwise, another perfect day. this portion of "the early show" sponsored by kay jewelers. the number one jewelry store in america. >> just in case you're wondering, these are tears of joy that this young lady has on her face. what's your name? >> kate. >> hi, kate. kate, that's a quick look at your weather picture. maggie, we'll send it back to you. >> thank you, dave. up next, most of us get it and don't know what to do about it. we're going to debunk the myths about back pain and tell you what really works. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. luci: i'm luci romberg.
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it affects eight out of ten people at some point in their lives and there are a lot of misconceptions about the causes and cures. our dr. jennifer ashton is here to separate pain facts from fiction. good morning, jen. >> good morning, maggie. >> we're going to show some myths, some common myths about back pain, and debunk them this morning. >> hopefully. >> myth number one, only overweight people get back pain. >> we know that's not true. there are many risk factors, aren't there? >> absolutely there are a lot of risk factors and it can affect anyone from pregnant women, thin people, young people, old people. as we said in the introduction, 80% of americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives so chances are good if you're listening to this, you've either had the problem, or you will have it in the future and it really does not discrime nature. it affects everyone. >> a lot of people who go to the doctor for back pain, the doctor recommends back surgery, which has perpetuated myth number two, that back surgery is the best medical option. when is back surgery an option? and what can you do in the meantime? >> well, first of all, we have a saying in medicine and surgery,
maggie. a good surgeon knows when to cut and a great surgeon knows when not to. so if you develop back problem and you go to your first doctor and they say, i think you should have surgery. >> red flag? >> absolutely. get a second opinion. in fact, studies have shown 90% of back pain sufferers will get better with no treatment at all, within three months. so, again, for people who have had chronic back pain or it's worsening, it's interfering in what they're doing every day, and they've tried every other less invasive treatment, then possibly surgery is an option. but it should absolutely not be the first step. >> less invasive like what? >> anything from yoga to acupuncture to pain medications to muscle relaxants, to finding the root cause of the problem. but again, surgery is rarely the best option right out of the gate. >> all right. this one is a myth that surprised me. i didn't know if it was true. myth number three, stay in bed until pain goes away. i have heard that's a good thing to do. >> probably not. again, maybe for one to two days, especially if you're suffered an acute injury. but, again, the machine -- the body is a machine and it needs
to work and move in order to recover. even from an injury. so when we've stay in bed we know that the muscles get weak and that can trigger its own cascade of problems. if you are finding that after one or two days of rest, you're getting worse and not better, absolutely you want to see a doctor. and we should also mention, maggie, that back pain can be caused by a variety of factors. if you have pain that interferes with neurologic processes, like urination, or you're having numbness or weakness down a leg, it might be something else, and again you want to see a doctor sooner rather than later. >> all right. the last myth, exercise is bad for your back. now, i can understand why people might believe that this is true, because if they have back pain they'll think that exercise would exacerbate it. is that true? >> exactly. absolutely not. again the stronger your body and your core muscles are the better. so there are a couple of very important things that you can do in a preventive manner. because again, the best way to treat back pain is not to get it at all. absolutely you want to do stretching, routinely. even if that's every day. you might say well i only need
to stretch before i work out. not true. you want to stretch really every day, especially as we get older, it becomes more important. wearing comfortable shoes, especially if you're on your feet for long hours during the day. sleeping on your side is much better than sleeping on your tummy. that puts a lot more pressure on your back. and lastly, especially if you're lifting anything from a bag of groceries to heavy things at your job, you want to lift properly. not from the back or the waist, from your knees. >> i will be practicing all those things, because i got a lot of back pain. thank you, jen. >> you bet, maggie. >> you're watching "the early show" on cbs. >> "cbs healthwatch" sponsored by vcs pharmacy. extra savings, extra reward. extra easy. ,,,,
♪ ♪ my favorite song they're gonna play ♪ >> the parody was made by u.s. soldiers stationed in afghanistan, and it has become a youtube sensation. the visionary behind it is sergeant aaron melcher, and he joins us via skype from western afghanistan. sergeant, good morning. >> good morning to you. >> it is an amazing video, as of this morning more than 3 million hits. how did you all come up with the idea to do this? >> well, to be honest, sir, i came back from r&r leave and my wife had shown me that on the day before i left, and me and my co-partner sergeant baker happened to be working on an engine in the motor pool and we were thinking about something we could do to make some people
smile back home, and i told them, lady gaga video was pretty hot and we thought we'd remake it. that's what you got. >> had you any anticipation whatsoever what kind of response there would be? because, people can't get enough of this thing. >> no, sir, not even close. i think after about 100 hits, we were all pretty blown away. >> and what has the response been from your superior officers, and fellow soldiers? >> everyone over here pretty much thinks it's the most hilarious thing they've ever seen. superiors back it up. it's a morale booster over here, sir. >> the real important question of the morning then becomes, have you heard from lady gaga? >> no, sir, we have not heard from miss lady gaga yet. we are kind of hoping we would here in the near future. my wife's a massive fan. >> when i looked at it, it was
well past 3 million hits and i'm sure there will be millions more before this is all over. i've got to believe it's on her radar. she's got to know about it. as you were doing the video, how did you work out the choreography? >> sir, i've been dancing, not professionally, obviously, just randomly throughout high school. i had a friend back way when that used to do some choreography, so i played around. what you got was a very rough, rough version of some decent choreography. >> and is there -- have you had any sort of negative repercussions? i mean, you are a mechanic in the motor pool there in western afghanistan. has anybody given you the business for your portrayal in the music video? >> no, sir, not at all.
work has been normal. no operations have really slowed down at all. we kind of took it, it was funny, and we've moved on. >> there you go. i'll tell you what, what a lot of people don't understand is what your life is like over there. there's a lot of hard work, there's a lot of absence from loved ones back home, and there are times when you just wonder if you're going to ever get the heck out of there. and i've got to believe that this was a good tension breaker. >> oh, yes, sir, very much so. >> well, we congratulate you on the success of the video. we thank you very, very much for your service over there in afghanistan. wish you the best of luck, wish you safe home. and let us know if you hear from gaga, okay? >> we will do, sir. >> all right. sergeant melcher, thank you very, very much. >> is that the same guy? he seemed so timid talking to you and then he's busting the moves on the video. >> the alter ego.
welcome back to "the early show." in this half hour, a true tv legend is here. remember him, of course, as "magnum p.i." tall selleck has not changed at all. still obviously, as you see, a fan favorite. this morning, -- oh, my gosh. he's here to tell us about his latest wildly popular series of tv movies, jesse stone franchise, where he not only acts. in this one he also writes and produces. we'll talk to him about that. >> they're really good shows. also this morning, mother's day is on the way. and if all you know is that little bit of red, william moss
is going to be teaching us everything we need to know about roses. >> what did you get for your mommy? >> roses are red, violets are blue, now it's time for the weather, i'm here for you. >> just for future reference. >> yes? >> candy, baby, don't take candy from a baby. >> it didn't work too well in that segment. >> poor little girl. >> i'll work on it. >> it's also cinco de mayo. we're celebrating. bobby flay is here with some traditional mexican recipes to help us separate. >> first, roses are red, violets are blue, you do the rest dave, do what you do. >> oh, nice. >> happy cinco de mayo. say it again. >> cinco de mayo! >> there we go. bobby flay has brought his cheering crowd here. let's take a check of the weather, see what's happening all across the country, shall we? looks like we're seeing some showers in the northwest and
>> on this cinco de mayo, this is deuce number two. you're number one with us on "the early show" from virginia. nice to see you. and my friend betty. harry, over to you. >> all right, thanks, dave. a 23-year-old alabama man is a million dollars richer, due to his skillful pitching in a video game. two months ago, wade mcgilberry entered a contest where the goal was to pitch a perfect game. it was 27 up, 27 down for the opposition. and wade became an instant millionaire. and he is with us live in the studio this morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> yeah, so you played video games, and in a given day, how much would you say? >> probably about half an hour to an hour. just until my wife gets home. >> and she says enough already? >> mm-hmm. >> but this is interesting. because this was a new version of a baseball game from y two k,
right? >> from 2k sports. >> that was a whole other thing, y2k. story about that. and they had an offer, right? >> right. whenever i logged on, i saw on there that if you get in and pitch the first perfect game, you win a million dollars. >> right. >> so, whose idea was it in your house that you should pursue this? >> i came up with the idea. but i had to get my wife's permission first. i had to talk to her about it and see. >> and did she not suggest to you that you actually stay home from work? >> we actually talked about that. she was like, if you're going to be serious about this, you may as well put in as much time as you can. >> you did not, however, stay home from work. >> right. i tried to be responsible. >> now are sports games your forte or do you usually play something else? >> not lately. lately i've been playing pay load so they're not my forte. >> okay, so you start working at
pitching -- this game. >> mm-hmm. >> and how is it going for you? >> initially, i couldn't get it. after about five or six tries, it just wasn't working for me. i couldn't get out of the fifth inning. >> right, sure. and part of the other thing, if you're going to participate in this, you had to videotape it yourself. >> right. >> and play online. so it could be verified. right? >> mm-hmm. >> so you videotaped the thing. you start realizing, at what point when you're pitching your perfect game are you thinking to yourself, i might actually be able to do this? >> whenever i actually got to the seventh inning, i was thinking, i've made it this far, you know, why not just, you know, hit, get everybody one more time. >> right. >> so, all right, let's see a little bit of your technique, so you really, really good at this? >> i think so. >> have you been able to duplicate it since? >> not since, no. i tried several times. >> right. so you're the first one. how did the video game company convince you -- because they told you they were coming over, right?
i've got bases loaded by the way and i'm going to smack the you know what out of this ball. i guess i have to swing. all right ate less try it again. one more time. so the video company calls you up and tells you that they're going to come over? >> right. >> yes! whoa, whoa. story. and what was the subterfuge? >> they actually called me on sunday afternoon and told me they were going to come and they had to check out my xbox because i was one of the finalists and they had to make sure that i didn't have the xbox rigged. >> so you had no idea. >> right. >> they give you the million dollars? >> right. >> at which point, what does your wife say? >> oh, she's speechless. she didn't know what to say. >> all right. there you go. >> this is pretty cool picture there. all right we're going to try this one more time. do i still have bases loaded? i still have bases loaded. here we go, i'm ready. ooh. very early swing. i'm not good at that. you're very, very good at it. what are you going to do with the million dollars? >> well, we talked about that and the first thing we're going to do is we're going to pay off
our house, pay off the mortgage. and then with what's left, we're thinking about starting a family. we were waiting for our finances to get in order to do that. >> and there's your very brilliant wife, who is very supportive, maybe one of the few wives in the country who actually encourages her husband to play video games. congratulations. >> thank you. >> way to go. well done. super. >> all right, thanks. >> worth a million dollars. all right. you can just see some guys with their five hours a night, might be worth a million dollars. wade mcgilberry, thank you very much. now here's maggie. >> tom selleck is making me laugh. he's a funny guy. and he's also an emmy winner. he returns to this week this sunday with "jesse stone: no remorse." it is the sixth film in the highly successful series. now a suspended police chief, stone continues to investigate a murder as he battles his own demons. >> how you feeling? >> better. >> chief stone? >> jesse. >> he didn't need to hit me,
jesse. he seemed amped up. >> why did he stop? >> well, some guy came by the door, saw me getting beaten up and he walked away. >> nice. >> don't change the taste of the scotch. >> it would if i let it? >> you chew the gum first, it's going to change the taste. >> it's two separate deals. >> meaning? >> meaning i bought the gum and i bought the scotch. doesn't mean they go together. >> jesse stone himself, tom selleck, is here this morning. >> good morning, maggie. >> thank you as you were telling me for wearing special shoes. >> yes, i did. i did. i don't know, they're getting a little old but they're good luck. >> they're good luck. >> yes. >> you've had great luck with this franchise. this is number six. and i know that when cbs first came to you about made for tv movies, you said, oh, they all look alike and i don't like them. so very much by design these don't look like all the others. >> you know, when a television network buys a feature film that was in theaters and it plays on tv it plays just fine. i tried to sell them on the idea
and they took the risk, we wanted to do something that looked like a feature film. and i think these do, and this is number six. >> number six. and they do. what do you think it is about them that makes them so successful? >> well, i think it's -- largely, i don't think there's enough character-driven stuff on tv. this is about the people. i mean our plots are important, and they're mysteries. and i think they're good mysteries. but without the people, and jesse is a very watchable guy, he's a mess. so, he has issues. >> he's flawed. >> yeah, he's very flawed. but i think the audience sees he's a pretty decent guy and they root for him. as he keeps making mistakes. and it's a good -- it's not a formula. but it's a good basis to start a show. and i always felt this character had legs when i tried to sell him to my loss les moonves. >> obviously he does, because this is the sixth movie. seven is finished, you're writing number sit.
>> seven is innocents lost spelled e-n-t-s because it's about a little girl. eight i don't have a title because we're still writing it. >> how cool that you write it yourself. from scratch? >> i never thought of myself as a writer. but because the stories so much, you know, told from jesse's point of view, i guess as time went on, and now we're doing original stories, not stories from the books of the late robert parker, and so i guess i get it, because they still seem to be working. >> it's so hard to believe that it was 30 years ago, and it must be for you, too, that magnum started its eight-year run. >> yeah, i wasn't counting. >> but it doesn't matter because it looks like not a day has gone by. do people tell you that? you do not age. >> i do. i mean, it was hard getting up this morning. but, no, i don't mind. i think the trap in this business is if you try and be who you were 20 years ago, you're going to have a very short career. so i think you got to be
comfortable with who you are. but thank you, that's a nice compliment. >> it's the truth. you know, we miss seeing you on tv every week. and i know, you just finished a pilot from the writers of "the so sopranos." what's the status of that? >> well, reagan's law is in limbo. we'll find out. the one thing i did say to cbs, because they were nice enough to offer it to me, was i wasn't do it at the expense of jesse stone and they ordered number eight. so, i got a nice set of problems. >> yeah, you do. >> yeah. >> good to be tom selleck. thank you so much, tom. >> thanks, maggie. >> good to see you. a reminder to everyone you can see "jesse stone: no remorse," sunday night, 8:00 central, right here on cbs. now let's go back to harry. >> this portion of "the early show" sponsored by bayer advanced. better science, better results. >> well, you can see this coming. moms around the country going to be getting roses this sunday. and master gardener william moss is here with some timely advice on buying and growing our
favorite flower. good morning, good to see you. >> good morning. >> all right. >> now you can see the folks heading out and they're going to go, and how should they go about picking which rose is the one they ought to pick? >> always look for roses that still are pretty tight. >> yeah. >> you want them just starting to open so they're pretty tight. you don't want them to be too far open because they won't last as long. >> yeah. >> so that's a little too far to buy. >> if you're buying this one it's going to be done by the time you get it home. >> exactly. and if it's too tight, may not even open at home. you want to make sure that you get them in tight. >> so you get them. how -- what is the best way to get them in to the water to make sure they flourish? >> well the number -- put them in water always. the number one way to keep them looking good is to change the water and cut them at least every other day. >> every other day? >> ideally you do it every day but no one's doing that. >> okay, right. >> you want to cut them. the way you cut the roses, you want to cut them on an angle. has to be at an angle like that. move this out of the way.
want to make sure that you cut them on an angle like that. easiest way to do this is to take some pruners, put them in the water, snip them. >> it's even better if you do it in the water? >> much better to do it in the water. that way you can make sure water fills up. >> the very single second that you do it? >> exactly. >> now do you use this stuff? >> the truth is, i don't. >> good job, all right. i like it, i like it. what am i doing here? >> it's much better if you can give your mom a rose that looks great now and will look great all through the season. >> a rose plant. >> exactly. >> they can be difficult, though. >> they can be horrible. we've got some really easy ones here. mini roses are really simple. the double knockout, really, really easy to grow. these roses are so tough you can go out with a lawnmower and mow them down and they'll come back up. >> they do look good. >> they even got this new one out now called the remember me rose collection. a portion of these proceeds go to help victims of september
11th. so it's a patriotic rose. >> very good. you know what happens, though, the roses bloom, the bloom grows away and you're left with these rose hips. and are there a benefit from rose hips? >> yeah, that's good news, the rose hips. what rose hips do, you get a lot of them on wild roses, they have vitamin a, vitamin c, vitamin d, and e. full of nutrients. full of antioxidants. most vitamins, what gives them the vitamin c, roses. so this is something healthy that you guys can do. you can make your own jelly, your own tea, with your own roses from your mom's garden. isn't that neat? kids! >> that's not bad. never tasted that before. >> and it's full of health benefits for you, too. >> okay. now let's get down to the serious, serious business. if we're going to really get serious about roses, tell us the most important thing we need to know. >> the most important thing is you've got to have proper spacing and good light. if you've got your spacing and your light you're going to be
okay. most people don't. they need products to help them with fungicide, bugs and all that. if you do, make sure it's organic. but if you do start out with the right way, giving them the spacing. put a few herbs in here to fight the bad guys off. >> the herbs distract the bad guys from the roses themselves, right? >> you never want to put it in deeper than it is. i'm going to dump in some of my soil here. and put it on in here. get it down in there. spread it out. i know you usually like to do some spreading. so i left a little piece there for you to finish up. >> looks good. >> oh, harry, you've done this before. >> there you have it. >> and that's how you do it. >> it looks really, really good. >> and it's going to bloom for you all season long. >> very good. mr. moss. dr. moss. all right. for more on roses, all you need to do is go to our website, earlyshow.cbsnews.com. now to maggie. >> a lot of applause because we're having a fiesta
celebrating cinco de mayo with bobby flay. going to have fun. we're going to have foot. >> and lots of mole. >> and margaritas. virgin margaritas for me. >> you're going to be on your own. >> all right. >> i'm bringing big time today. >> first of all mole, spelled mole but said mole. what? >> one of the most complex sauces in the world. and it's actually one of my favorite sauces because of that. so many ingredients. ist very big in oaxaca in mexico. if you go to a different house in each place in oaxaca there will be a different mole. >> they must have one thing in common, the chocolate? >> not every mole has chocolate. people think all moles are chocolate sauce. we'll talk about that. first of all you want to start with aromatic vegetables. onions and garlic, of course. >> they are super aromatic. >> i'm going to go through really fast. but i want you to get a sense of how many ingredients. four different chiles in here. chile dearbo, a little bi
bit casille chili and chilpotle pepper, as well. a little bit of chili sauce. those chilies cook a little bit. some tame toes. canned tomatoes, all right. and then here's where the interesting stuff comes in, maggie. we're going to put some sweet things like molasses. >> okay. >> and maple syrup and honey. okay. and these are going to not make it sweet, but going to kind of balance out all those chili peppers. >> okay. >> three different things to make it sweet. then we're going to put some fresh mango in here. >> mango? >> yep. and some raisins so it's kind of got that sweet and sour thing working. blue corn tortillas that have been already fried. this adds texture to the sauce. i see your face. >> you're putting everything but the kitchen sink in here. >> the kitchen sink is next. almonds because we want some nuttiness in there, as well. and some spaces like all-space, cinnamon and clove. that is what's in a mole sauce. you want to let this cook for like a good hour. at the very end you talked about chocolate. you want to add a semisweet
chocolate or even bit per sweet. something that's not sweet to kind of finish off the mole and makes it really nice and smooth. gives it a great balance. this is what it's going to look like. >> people say you're going to eat chocolate sauce with chicken? >> it's not chocolate sauce. >> that's how it looks, though. >> you don't taste the chocolate. just gives it a really beautiful texture. >> very good. >> what i'm doing here, i'm hacking up some chicken and the way i did this was i just roasted it with a little bit of butter that i mixed with habanero chilies and cilantro. gives it that herbaceous and very spicy flavor. >> you use breasts and thighs? >> doesn't matter. keep the skin on. and i like to take some queso, and put it into the mole sauce. a little bit of our chicken. very, very casual. and then some avocado and tomb tillo relish, and then that's really, to me, that's a really good cinco de mayo dish. >> you don't wall it wacamole? >> i don't because it's got stchlt omatillos.
>> i knew you were going to go for that. >> that's my favorite thing in the world. >> i've got the chip for you. >> now let's get down to the nitty-gritty. you cannot have cinco de mayo without margaritas. anybody here like margaritas? now people overcomplicate margaritas. actually it's three ingredients. no mixer. >> ingredient number one? >> tequila. i'm going to make a pitcher of margaritas so we need a lot of tequila. okay. some silver tequila. very simple. >> ingredient number two? >> two parts tequila to one part triple sec. which is the orange liqueur. half the amount of triple sec to tequila and the other half fresh lime juice. >> that's all you need? >> i don't see a blender. >> i'm going to put mine on the rocks with some salt. we're just going to stir this up. >> someone who can actually drink this come in here, please? >> oh, harry smith. >> i can't do it. >> i'll get here as quickly as
possible. >> you pour it over the ice. >> you all let me know how that tastes. >> in a few months come back, bobby. >> okay, no problem. >> thank you so much, bobby flay. like my mom says. for these recipes go to our website, earlyshow.cbsnews.com. be right back. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. ,,,,
this mole is crazy, crazy, crazy good. >> it is. >> you can make that at home, harry. >> you think? >> definitely. >> that's it. >> lots of different flavors. >> anybody know what cinco de mayo celebrates? >> we know, we know. the victory of mexican forces over french forces in peb la. it's not mexican independent day. >> wow. >> harry smith, ladies and gentlemen. >> indeed!
it's been a glorious day's start. >> it's one of finest he's scene in a few days. >> we'll look at the forecast. 83 degrees is the high. right now, it's in the mid-60s and we have sky conditions, wind and humid. thereer and 58 and clear overnight. tomorrow morning, maybe a thundershower. it's not a huge concern, but we're getting a wind shift and a high of 83. the skies could clear into the afternoon. 80 saturday and 74. and in a long time, we'll be below normal. that should be about 71 degrees. >> and in the news, a state
inspector makes a disturbing discovery at a funeral home in county. andrea fujii stays on the story. >> reporter: don, an unannounced visit from a state inspector uncovered an horrific seen. when he went in an embalming room, he found 40 bodice on the floors and fluids were making id tags illegible. some of the bodies were donated to science and scheduled for cremation. the men's licenses are suspended and the home is ordered to be shutdown. we're learning more about a murder of a 22-year-old yardly love. they're investigating her computer to see if she was threatened on it. another lacrosse player is charged with her murder.
indictments are handed down to three police officers. this comes a year after officers forced the teens into a man and dropped them off in isolated areas. the man charged with killing a howard county police officer pleads guilty to homicide. he was driving drunk and lost control of his pick up last year. a 17-year-old riding in the bed of the truck died. he'll be sentenced in august. >> indy fans can at least start their engines. the city's voting on approving a grand prix for baltimore. it could draw in thousands of fans from around the world. first, the city must spend millions to prepare the streets. stay with maryland's news