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good morning. it is friday may 25 2012. welcome to studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. 33 years to the day since etan patz disappeared and became a symbol for missing children. a suspect will be charged in his murder. john miller has been covering that story from that very day. he'll tell us how it unfolded. i'm erica hill. outrage in washington after a doctor who helped find osama bin laden is sent to prison in pakistan. plus, we'll take you to alaska where tons of tsunami debris are washing up on shore. i'm gayle king. we'll hear from a young football star who was cleared after spending years in prison for a rape that never happened. and when i see you at 8:00 britain's queen reveals her own
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version of victoria's secrets. as we do every morning, we begin with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. told a family member that he had, quote, done a bad thing and killed a child in new york. >> police make an arrest in a decade's long mystery. >> 6-year-old etan patz vanished on his way to the school bus 33 years ago today. >> mr. hernandez led him to the basement. >> he confessed to putting the remains in a plastic bag and then placing that bag in the trash. >> a long beach man is starting a new life after spending years behind bars for a rape he didn't commit. >> his name was cleared thursday after his accuser admitted she lied. >> my only dream in the world was to just be free. >> that is like trying to put out a prairie fire with
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some skinny jeans [ bleep ]. captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." a man who was working nearby when etan patz disappeared 33 years ago today is headed to court this afternoon. he'll be charged with murdering the 6-year-old boy. >> his name is pedro hernandez. he was 18 years old at the time. today he is 51. and police say he confessed to the crime. senior correspondent john miller has covered this story since day one. i wonder if you slept at all last night. >> just a little bit, but it's been a big story. you know, it was this day, may 25 exactly 33 years ago, and like today in 1979 may 25th was a friday. it was a day that a boy walking to a school bus stop alone for the very first time no more than a single block, vanished into thin air.
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>> reporter: police began their investigation here at the patz's soho loft but they would follow leads, but on the eve of the 33rd anniversary, we learn that the answer to the mystery has been no further than the corner store. >> he lured young etan from the school bus stop with the promise of a soda. he then led him into the basement of the bodega choked him there, and disposed of the body by putting it into a plastic bag and placing it into the trash. >> reporter: 51-year-old pedro hernandez worked at this neighborhood grocery store. the patz family knew it well. but it was another clue a dead-end lead that forced the truth out of hiding. last month when investigators dug up the basement of a building down the street stories of the mystery of etan patz were back in the news and triggered the conscience of someone who had been carrying a
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dark secret for too long. it was a relative of pedro hernandez who called police. >> in the years following etan's disappearance, hernandez had told a family member and others that he had, quote done a bad thing and killed a child in new york. >> reporter: wednesday new york city police detectives came to this small new jersey house. within hours they say hernandez had confessed and then allowed police to follow him as he retraced his steps at the scene of the crime. lisa cohen has written the most authoritative book on the etan patz case. how is this as an ending coming on the eve of the anniversary? >> i don't think it's unusual that things happen on this case on the anniversary or near the anniversary. i think it's a time when people remember. >> reporter: two years ago the manhattan district attorney reopened the case. the nypd and the fbi worked on a list of the top ten possible suspects and pedro hernandez was not on it.
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for etan patz's parents, stan and julie patz it's been a long wait for answers. lisa cohen -- the patz family, what do you think they're doing and thinking? >> this is just the latest in a very very long line of big breaks in the case. and i think they certainly are taking the wait and see approach. >> john miller joins us on set. this is actually a working press corps from 1979. you covered that from the beginning. you've been on that street looking for evidence for a long, long time. both as a reporter and as someone who's curious about it. are police 100% certain that this is the guy? is a confession enough? >> a lawyer might tell you a confession is not enough. a jury wants to see evidence beyond that, especially if the defendant's lawyer is going to challenge that confession. saying my client is mentally ill, he made it up, he was tricked into it. but for police this was a detailed confession. he had the means, motive and
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opportunity, meaning he was in the neighborhood back in '79, he worked on the corner he knew etan patz. and his story is very compelling. >> what's the motive? >> he said -- the police said they didn't know. when they asked him why, he said, i don't know. i think, charlie, and we may never learn this that he left something out of his story. if you were sitting here with an fbi profiler and talking about a characteristic, they would say, this was not an organized crime, carefully planned out over time. this was a disorganized crime, something that occurred on the spur of the moment. usually in a case like this nobody lures a little boy into the basement for the sole purpose of strangling him. there could be a sexual assault involved. whatever the driver was, he wasn't admitting to it yesterday. >> any tensions or differences between the da and the police department going forward at this time? >> there certainly was yesterday. the phone lines were burning up between police headquarters and the da's office. the da's office being
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prosecutors, being lawyers, wanted more. they said, all we have is a confession. let's not do the press conference. the police department is saying, we're not in a position to let this guy go. let's take our confession. we're going to do a probable cause arrest. whether you authorize it or not. and he's going to show up at the arraignment today and we'll see what the da's position is. they certainly weren't sending him home after that confession. >> does that tell you, too, and the people you've spoken to, that -- i mean you said they're confident enough to do this but did they tell you there's nothing else on the horizon? that this could finally be the end for this family? >> i think this is as close to the end as they've ever been. there have been confessions before, but not confessions that stood up under questioning or challenged by the fact. and there's never been an arrest. >> is there any significance with the date that you've heard of, in terms of this happening now? >> i think there is and i think there isn't. i mean the date will always bring the story back.
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when somebody's carrying a dark secret, again, a profiler would tell you, that's a stressor. it's one of the things that brings the story back especially to somebody who feels guilt. not the defendant here. it was the person he disclosed it to who said i can't carry this secret anymore. but really it was the dig that happened a month ago where the story permeated, was on everything, every television station, radio station, internet site, the search for etan patz. it went on for five days continuously those follow-ups. and that is i believe, the stressor that gnawed at this person. >> he called himself. who was the person that called? >> it was a relative of pedro hernandez who called and said he had said these things before, that he had this dark secret, that he had killed -- he had killed a child. >> but that's the question. why didn't they then do
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something when he said i've done this terrible thing, i've killed a child? >> why didn't the relative? >> yes. >> we would have to ask them about it. it wasn't one. he told more than one relative that over a period of a year. >> among all the stories you've covered, this is high up on the priority, isn't it? >> i would say. certainly the most haunting story i've covered. and one that i think i've stayed with the longest than any other. >> thank you, john. john miller. now to presidential politics. on thursday democrats opened a new attack on mitt romney, focusing on his one term as governor of massachusetts nearly ten years ago. >> as we reported new polls show romney gaining ground on - president obama. so, what do those polls mean? we have five more months of this campaigning to go. jan crawford has some answers for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. polls don't predict things. they just reflect where people are. they're taken, yeah we have polls, recent polls may look promising for mitt romney but we also see the president working really hard to change that.
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campaigning last night in iowa president obama continued to hammer mitt romney for his time as head of a successful private he can quit firm. >> there may be value for that kind of experience, but it's not in the white house. >> reporter: romney's campaign events in west philadelphia focused on education, what he called a civil rights issue of our times. going into the summer polls have candidates in a statistical dead heat but as any previous candidate will tell you, polls don't mean much in november. in 2004 the last time a sitting president ran for reelection, george w. bush was losing by eight points to john kerry. but after a tough campaign on national security and growing economic confidence, bush won. by contrast his father was the incumbent in 1992 and in may of that year he was leading bill clinton. and over the summer american's confidence in the economy dropped and george h.w. bush lost his lead and the white house.
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>> anything that hurts the u.s. economy right now does not help the president. >> reporter: according to gallup, economic climate today is more similar to years when incumbent presidents lost than when they won. >> at this stage of his presidency, seeking re-election, president obama is weaker than jimmy carter who lost. stronger than george h.w. bush, - who lost. weaker than any other modern president who won. they were above 50% approval. he's not. the president is around 46%. that's a danger zone. >> reporter: there are other troubling signs for the president. for 20 years gallup has asked voters whether they're satisfied with the way things in the country are going. today only 24% say they're satisfied. that's closest to the 20% low in may 1992 than george h.w. bush's only term. now, for winning presidents like george w. bush and bill clinton, those numbers were higher. more americans were satisfied with how things in the country were going. but there is some good news out there for the president. voters say they like president
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obama. that he seems more likeable and seems to care more about average americans. so, we've got these strengths, we've got the weaknesses, all of this makes this race going into the summer a toss-up. >> jan crawford, thank you very much. also in washington, cbs news political director john dickerson. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> it looks like this is a situation where president obama appears most the thing he cannot control, which is the economy. >> that's exactly right. the lesson of history is that if voters blame you for their economic troubles you're not going to have a second inauguration. the last three incumbent presidents, ford carter and bush in 1992 the unemployment rate was at about 7.6%. it's at 8.1% today, and no president has won a re-election with unemployment rate above 7.2%. >> does that mean the romney campaign has to tear down the narrative more than build up their own? >> they have to convince voters
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to stop looking at the present and think about the future. voters are brighter and sunnier about the future, but the other thing they've got to do is what you focus on which is disqualify mitt romney as an alternative. that's part of what george w. bush did in his re-election campaign which is disqualify john kerry on the national security question. what the problem and the difference for president obama is george w. bush had pretty good ratings on the question of who can handle the question of terror, which was top of mind. president obama's ratings on economy, top of mind issue for voters are quite bad. >> when it comes to that narrative that they're trying to paint of mitt romney and bain capital, there's been a lot of talk about the response mitt romney has had to that. is he going to try to change the narrative to show the positives? >> he'll change the topic and say, hi 25 years in business and then move on and go back to the president's record. the romney campaign wants one thing, this election to be a
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referendum, a thumbs up or thumbs down, on president obama's stewardship of the economy. and they'll always continue to go back to that. but the other thing mitt romney will do is talk about it to the extent he has to about bain to say, i have special knowledge about the economy. i turned companies around. i turned the olympics around. i turned massachusetts around. pitch himself as a turn-around expert in the time when the economy needs turning around. >> one thing different this year seems to be the romney campaign responds immediately to attacks while john kerry did not. >> that's right. although they -- they do respond quickly and in different ways. they have the candidate do it sometimes and they put out videos on others. what they want to do is have romney stick on economy, so sometimes the response will come from other quarters. >> thank you. anger is growing against a pakistani over the jailing of a doctor who helped the cia find osama bin laden. >> on thursday secretary of state hillary clinton called it
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unjust and unwarranted to send dr. afridi to prison. nancy cordes has more from capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the outrage over this is bipartisan. the senate appropriations committee voted unanimously to cut pakistani aid by $33 million. that's $1 million for every year in dr. afridi's sentence. secretary clinton condemned dr. afridi's sentence thursday saying he didn't betray pakistan in any way. >> his help, after all, was instrumental in taking down one of the world's most notorious murderers. >> reporter: pakistani authorities charged afridi with treason for a reportedly setting up a fake vaccination program designed to collect dna evidence from bin laden's compound before last year's raid. on capitol hill senators lashed out at pakistan. >> to somehow allege that under
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any country's law, that this doctor violated any law is of course, just beyond ludicrous. it's outrageous. >> reporter: the $33 million in foreign aid senators voted to cut is a tiny fraction of the $1 billion pakistan is set to get from the u.s. in 2013. but even that $1 billion is less than half of what president obama had asked for. now the senate armed services committee is proposing to withhold funds for pakistan until the country proves it is not supporting militant extremist groups and reopens nato supply routes to neighboring afghanistan. pakistan's nuclear capacity and strategic location make it an important, if unreliable ally. not only was bin laden found there, but his deputy iman al zawahiri is expected of hiding out there, too. president obama acknowledged the strain between the two nations earlier this week. >> we need to work through some of the tensions that have
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inevitably arisen after ten years of our military presence in that region. >> reporter: but senators were less diplomatic yesterday. they accuse pakistan of mafia-like extortion for trying to charge nato $5,000 per truck to use its supply routes when last year the rate was $250 per truck. >> nancy, thank you. time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "the new york times" reports on the chinese economy, losing steam when they call it a sharp slowdown. experts blame falling real estate prices smaller exports and lower consumer confidence. >> the l.a. times has a new ad on the dish network is sparking a war of lawsuit. auto hop is a dvr feature that removes commercials from tv shows. dish is suing back saying auto hop breaks no law. "the wall street journal" says japan fukushima nuclear
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plant released more radiation than first reported. experts point out the chernobyl disaster released six times more radiation. later this hour we'll look at tsunami debris already washing up in alaska. >> and the seattle times reports on a brawl at a middle school that was triggered by facebook messages. a group of students -- siblings and parents got into it before school wednesday. police responded. one person was arrested. and an unusually powerful early hurricane is bearing down on mexico's pacific coast. hurricane bud weakened overnight, now a category 2 storm, with sustained winds of 110 miles an hour. it is expected to make landfall later today. up to 10 inches of rain and a storm surge are expected along the coast, which is packed with popular resorts such as puerto vallarta. hurricane season officially begins on june 1st
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brian banks served a six-year prison term for rape. it took a judge less than a minute to set him free because the crime never happened.- >> i may not ever get the answer as to why i was supposed to go through what i went through, but i know that i'm here today and i remain unbroken. >> he'll talk with us about the case and how he still dreams of a pro football career. and queen elizabeth honors her only ancestor to reign longer than she has. we'll show you the diaries of queen victoria now online. you're watching "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by "snow white & the huntsman" in
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26 minutes past 7:00. sharon is watching the roads for you marty is in the weather center. >> it did fog up over the past 2 and a half hours. fog is going to bust up, we will see a fairly decent amount of sunshine today. warm and humid. a high of 87. it's 11 above normal. here is sharon gibala with traffic control. good morning. we're definitely seeing some fog on our traffic cameras. traffic is moving better than it was a half hour ago. an accident at painters mill at lake side. another one at rossville if the clearing stages. two in the city. accident in bel air route 22 at 543. claire month hill is blocked.
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it's extremely slow on the topside of the beltway due to an earlier accident that is new clear. there's a -- that is now clear. there's a look at fog at white marsh. this traffic report is brought to you by your toyota dealer. visit your dealer today and see why now is the time to make the jump to toyota. also back over to you. in the news this morning continuing concern over the safety of downtown baltimore after dozens of high schoolers raid a 711 on a free slurpie day. monique griego has the story. >> reporter: good morning everyone. city police and 711 have refused to release that video. witnesses told us what happened. it all started wednesday afternoon with the nationwide slurpie give away. the flash mob of 35 to 40 kids took over this store.
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witnesses say kids were out of control. some tried to punch the manager after he stopped them from stealing. the kids were from northeast baelt mother. two people are dead, five others wounded after an explosion of gunfire. police boosted patrols after wards but no arrests have been made. right now they're not sure if the shooting were connected. a 9 year old is recovering from a pit bull bite. the dog's ender said he hit his -- owner said he hit the dog with a baseball bat to stop the attack. >> stay with wjz 13, maryland's news station. up next, find out how a former high school football star has been freed after a false charge of rape. a rare look at the life of queen victoria. of course outside we've got fog and occasionally
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♪ i'm going to knock you out ♪ >> this video never gets old. a fist fight broke out in parliament in ukraine over using russian language in that parts of country. they feel strongly about preserving ukrainian culture and language. welcome back to "cbs this morning." in 2003 a promising young football player went to prison for a crime that never happened. on thursday 26-year-old brian banks saw his conviction tossed out after his accuser changed her story. lee cowan spoke with banks after his emotional day in court and before he was officially set free. >> reporter: the only thing left, though, of this nightmare, i guess. >> that and just start working on mental and emotional, you
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know, the repair there. >> reporter: that ankle tracking bracelet has been locked on brian banks' left leg for years. good day today. >> yeah. best day. >> reporter: he found out just as we were sitting down for our interview that that loathsome bracelet was coming off. >> this is by far the heaviest weight i've ever had to carry around. >> today he's been labeled innocent. >> reporter: ten years ago brian banks was wrongly convicted of raping a classmate while in high school. on thursday the now 26-year-old sobbed as the judge finally threw out the bogus charges that had sent him to prison for more than five years. what went through your mind? >> everything just grabbed me at once and it just consumed me at that moment. and it was bitter sweet. i was so happy to hear those words, but still -- i'm still left with that question of why.
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>> reporter: at 16 brian banks was the star linebacker for his long beach high school. he had a full-ride scholarship to usc and a dream to play in the nfl. that scholarship to usc was waiting for you. >> it was there. all i had to do was just play my senior year, the biggest year of my life. >> reporter: instead a brief, albeit passionate encounter with a female classroom in this high school stairwell changed everything. >> we began making out, kissed groped, touched. we didn't have sex. sex never occurred. >> reporter: but the girl claimed rape. and before brian knew it he was under arrest. >> i was awakened with a number of officers in my room. one officer had his knee to my back as i was laying down and there were guns drawn. they threw me in a squad car and i never came home. >> reporter: there was no proof you were guilty no physical evidence, no dna evidence, nothing. >> nothing whatsoever. >> reporter: it was your word
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against hers? >> uh-huh. >> reporter: hers won? >> because mine was never heard. >> reporter: despite his claims of innocence, he says his defense attorney gave him a choice. plead no contest to rape or risk a trial that could send him to prison for life. >> by going into that courtroom, the jury was going to automatically see a big, black teenager and would automatically assume me as guilty. >> reporter: that's what she told you? >> that's what she told me. i asked her, can i at least speak to my mother. she said, no this is your decision to make. you need to make it now. so, i took the plea. >> reporter: he ended up finishing high school while in prison. he had to register as a sex offender. he thought that was the end of it. but after he was released came a surprise. a friend request on facebook from the girl now a woman, who had ruined his young life. so what went through your mind though, when you got that facebook message?
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>> i didn't even think it was her. i thought it was somebody playing a joke on me. >> reporter: he agreed to meet her with a private investigator who videotaped the whole thing. finally, the confession came. >> no he did not rape me. >> reporter: but that's as far as it went. did she apologize? >> no. >> reporter: not an i'm sorry -- >> no. >> reporter: nothing in. >> no. >> reporter: and she never explained why she did it. but it was enough evidence for attorneys from the innocence project to get brian's conviction overturned. are you angry? >> no. i'm not angry. >> reporter: how cue not be? >> i've been there. i've been at that point of anger and bitterness when i first received that six-year sentence. but then i realized that that type of energy only holds me back. it does nothing to the people that i'm angry about. you have to forgive and move on. >> reporter: he's working to get his life back on track. and has never lost his dream of
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being in the nfl. what do you want to play? >> whoever will give me an opportunity. >> reporter: he's already chosen how to live. now he's free to live it. "cbs this morning," i'm lee cowan, los angeles. >> what an incredible story. two things. one, when you look at this story, you sometimes wish that for lawyers you could get a second opinion. >> you mean when he talks about when he was faced with that defense attorney? >> uh-huh. >> it's true. it's interesting, as he lays out pthere, well can i talk to my mom? you would think anybody would say, well, this is a kid in high school, of course you can talk to your parents. she advises, no you have to make the decision now. >> what do you think she was thinking about when she tries to befriend him? >> that -- there is no answer for. >> amazing story. >> he's quite an inspiration. >> and what happens to him now? >> hopefully great things. well deserved, that's for sure. yesterday was the 193rd
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not a great day, though for bill clinton. he's in a bit of hot water. he was photographed with porn stars in monaco. take a look at this. yeah. that's risky behavior. you can catch an std. you should be more careful, porn stars. the picture's not a big deal. hillary was at the same event in monaco. have you seen the picture she took? there you are. >> britain is celebrating the long reign of two monarchs this morning. queen elizabeth is making the diaries of queen victoria's
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life. >> they show her life and times and diamond jubly. charlie d'agata is at buckingham palace. good morning. >> reporter: i want you to show what's going on, bleachers being set up and thousands being expected to celebrate the queen's diamond jubilee but the queen is giving the world a glimpse at history hyped the throne. she's been to a few openings in her time but not one this opens the book on her personal family history. the official online launch of queen victoria's diaries at buckingham palace wasn't exactly a smash the champagne across the bow moment but the queen did what she could to show her delight and her appreciation to those behind the project. >> your majesty has opened a window on the life of a monarch, revealing as never before her humanity and her leadership.
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>> reporter: and they are revealing. the diaries tell the story of a woman in the throes of a passionate relationship with dashing prince albert, and not afraid to say it. after they first met she wrote, it was with some emotion that i beheld albert who is beautiful. she described her bliss beyond belief on her wedding night. he clasped me in his arms and we kissed each other again and again. she also adds they didn't get much sleep. all that and all that matters, all poured out online. daily entries from the time she started writing the journal at 13 until just before her death. all you do is click on the year the month and the date and it's all right there. all 40,000 pages. the diaries had been gathering dust in windsor castle for more than 100 years. oxford university had an online publisher scan each page in a project that took more than six months. royal historians call queen
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victorian the most important figure in the 19th century. >> i think obviously because of the length of her reign, she reigned for 63 years, and at the time of the british empire and relationships also with continental europe and with america made her a major figure of that period. >> reporter: she speaks highly of america. the desk she gave in 1880 as a token of goodwill and friendship is still in use in the oval office. ♪ >> reporter: that closeness with the u.s. is clearly a legacy carried on by her great, great granddaughter. there are other parallels. queen victoria was the only other monarch in british history to celebrate a diamond jubilee. 60 years on the throne. and in britain, history was a long time. victoria must have known her journals might one day be read. one entry states wrote in my journal, which i am vain enough to think may perhaps some day may be reduced to interesting memoirs.
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now, the queen was asked if she kept a diary. she politely said she did but it was unlikely it would ever be published. >> charlie, nice use of all that and all that matters, by the way. >> thank you. >> reporter: a little homage. >> victoria became queen when she was 18. >> it's wild to think about. espcially at that period in time, too. and then to reign for 63 years. >> here's what she said on the months mausoleum entrance door. with thee in christ i shall rise again. >> rising agai
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gayle is in the control room. what's coming up in our next hour? >> hello, charlie. the debris from the japanese tsunami is washing up in alaska. john blackstone is there.
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he'll join us live. and he's the man behind men in black one, two and three. it hits three arts today. director barry sonnenfeld. barry told me you're not allowed to say what the twist is and i will not. took 23 years for the lapd to track this murder case. we'll have a preview of "48 hours mystery" that you won't want to miss. it involves a police officer and a crime. and the creator of funky winkerbean. i just like saying that name. celebrating 40 years of putting social commentary into the comics. we'll take a look at that too, when we see you at 8:00. you're watching "cbs this morning." remember, you can catch us on facebook twitter and google plus. we try to make it very easy to find us.
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4 minutes before 8:00. still some fog half down down our tower. -- half way down our tower. marty is in the weather center. >> take a look at the forecast today. once we burn this fog off it's going to get hot and humid. 87 is going to be the high. the normal is 76. it's in the low 70s now. we're not that far away from what should be our normal daytime high. here is sharon gibala with traffic control. despite it being the day before a holiday weekend we are looking at a normal commute. two accidents one on the outer loop the second one on the ramp to 495. east fa yet and one more on west pratt. accident in columbia twin rivers road. speeds slow on the beltway.
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there's a live look at that delay. this traffic report is brought to you by home paramount pest control. back over to you. another incident in downtown baltimore puts the spotlight on out of control groups of young people. this time you won't see video of them ransacking a 711. monique griego stays on the story. >> reporter: good morning. city police and 711 have refused to release that surveillance video. witnesses told us what happened. it all started wednesday afternoon with the nationwide slurpie give away. 35 to 40 kids took over this store. witnesses say the kids were out of control and while some lined for the free slurpie others raided the shelves. the kids were all from more began votech. back to you. stay with wjz 13, maryland's news station. up next a break
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people ask the question why is china so dominant in comparison to the united states? we try to provide answers to this question. a little segment we call why china is kick our ass. >> reason number 933 -- >> what is that? dance party friday? is it? how did that happen? ♪ >> those are news broadcasters. they're there to tell us what's happening in the world. it's -- it's shameful. it's really awful. >> charlie, i double-double dare you and dare you to stand up and break out into the robot.
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>> likewise my dear. >> i think we can get charlie to sing again. >> i'm going to take what we've got and move it along. that was good, though. and that was your former co-anchor. >> she married us, she married me and my husband. >> she's a justice or -- >> mckay lala perara. >> she was ordained online. >> i didn't know that about your marriage. >> it's 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> we'll discuss that later. >> i'm gayle king. >> i'm charlie rose with erica hill on this morning's memorial day weekend aa predicts a small increase in holiday travel compared to last year but drivers may find some very good news at the gas station. >> the price of crude oil hit a seven-month low this week as rebecca jarvis reports. the main reason is actually half a world away. good morning. >> good morning to you erica. a slowing economy has many negative consequences, the one positive is lower oil.
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as a result, merndzamericans will pay an average of $3.76 for a gallon of gasoline when they hit the road today. you may not be paying attention to what's happening in greece but europe's money problems are actually helping us out at the pump. >> right now for europe it's austerity and that means cutbacks and that means lower demand. >> that shrinking demand helps send crude to its lowest price in seven months this week. >> as oil prices come down, of course, gas prices come down. right now we don't see any reason why economically gas prices would go up. >> reporter: gas prices typically peak in the summer. but if the current trend of falling prices continues, this summer could be different. not everyone will get a better deal, though. even cheap oil has to be refined, and refineries on the west coast have been hit with production problems. meaning the price of gas is
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about 40 cents high other the west coast than the east. on average, the government expects americans to pay $3.79 a gallon this summer up 8 cents from last year. but those prices are vulnerable to world events and traders say, when it comes to oil, currently at $90 a barrel anything can happen. >> a resolution of the eurozone debt crisis could lead to a very, very quick turn to triple digit prices. >> and that trader also tells me that any headline out of the middle east could also send prices soaring. but consider this when gas prices go down by just a penny, it puts $1.2 billion back into the pockets of u.s. consumers over the course of a year. and there was a positive ripple impact then of those lower gas prices as well gayle. >> all right. i like it. thank you, rebecca jarvis. we've been reporting the worst of the debris from the japanese tsunami is expected to make landfall on the west coast in october. some of it though is already
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washing up along the coast of alaska. >> john blackstone is in the port of seward in southern alaska. good morning. >> reporter: we're in the fishing harbor of seward after making a trip out into the gulf of alaska to look for evidence that the wreckage of the tsunami of jap panan is coming to the beach. the driftwood shows it regularly captures whatever is carried by the wind and the tide. but what is carried onto the beaches here now is different. a lot of it is plastic, barrels and bottles. light enough to be carried on the wind across thousands of miles of ocean. while it's impossible to say for certain that any particular piece came from japan, many items carry japanese writing. big blocks of yellow foam never seen here before are believed to be remnants of insulation used in many japanese houses. chris knows these beaches well.
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>> the influx of debris and this is just the first wave of tsunami debris is many many times what we would find on a normal season. it's just overwhelming. >> this just started. it's going to get tens of thousands of miles of coastline will get debris. >> reporter: he's a beach monitor who spends every summer organizing clean-up crews for the gulf of alaska shoreline. what has happened to the beaches this year has hit him hard. >> sorry. >> reporter: i mean, this is real. >> this is real. our crew will have to work their a a asses off for ten years to clean this mess up and now we're back to square one. >> reporter: and it's not just the beaches in alaska that are likely to be hit. wreckage, this debris is going to be carried by the currents and winds of the pacific all the way down the west coast to washington, oregon and california.
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>> john there are economic issues, safety issues environmental issues and clearly there are health issues. what worries the residents the most? >> reporter: one of the big worries is that this first wave of light material presents some environmental hazard but being carried on the currents is heavier material perhaps machinery, barrels that are filled potentially with toxic chemicals. things are going to watch up in these beaches that nobody will know what it is until it's open. many of these areas are very difficult to get to. so, this could be a very long, long running, slowly unfolding environmental problem here. >> john i was so touched by chris's ending comments in your piece. you know they've worked so hard and now they go back to square one. but you've been talking to people there that have an interesting take on the debris, i hear. >> reporter: well certainly. one of the things people are very aware of as disturbing as it is to see these pristine
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areas trashed in this way, that the much greater tragedy is what happened in japan. and that what they're finding on these beaches are quite likely remnants of lives that have been lost. and as such really have to be treated with respect. >> john blackstone from alaska this morning. thank you. you can see more of john's reporting from alaska next week on "cbs this morning" and also on the good morning. we have some fog in the region, not unlike yesterday, like yesterday. we're going to see that fog burn off. it's going to get sunny feel hot and humid. 87 is the high today. the normal is 76. we're way above. tonight is going to be kind of calm, patch of clouds, 66. tomorrow take the temperatures up to 90, partly sunny and humid.
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americans keep horses to ride and race and we appreciate their noble nature, but in other parts of the world they're treated as livestock, the same as cattle or poultry. >> as bill whitaker reports, that leaves one businessman in the middle of an angry culture war. heads up, this story may be disturbing. >> reporter: they are the very heart beat of the old west. wild horses that roam america's prairie. while some see majesty in their
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freedom, some see profits. to slaughterhouses for their meat. for more than two decades this has been the roswell plant where rick de los santos slaughtered cattle and now he plans to do that to horses. he and his wife run this family business together. they've lost more than $200,000 over the past two years but they saw a new opportunity. upon the recommendation of its accountability office, congress reversed a five-year-old ban on american horse slaughter. agreeing it had made conditions worse for the animals. many of them trucked over the border to mexico for slaughter under horrible conditions, documented by the humane society. >> so, the horses are going into mexico to be slaughtered there and all we want is to take care of them here. >> reporter: de los santos
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applied for a license and began to retro fit his plant to meet the new usda requirements. he was happy to learn his would be the first slaughterhouse to be able to sell horse meat to mexico and other places where it's considered a delicacy. now it's turned to frustration. >> it's cost us $90,000 to get ready to slaughter horses. >> reporter: and now sitting idle? >> sitting idle yes. >> reporter: believing he's fulfilled the usda requirements he's anxious to get his final inspection and license but it's been four expensive months for the usda to pay a visit. >> it's very frustrating, very frustrating when we submit paperwork to the usda and get it back and we get, it's incomplete. >> reporter: he thinks the delay is deliberate since he's become a focal point in the anti-horse slaughter movement. a bill has been introduced on capitol hill to ban horse slaughter for good. and even the governor of new
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mexico released a statement about his business, saying that creating a horse slaughterhouse in new mexico is wrong. more than 100,000 of these animals already are rounded up every year slaughtered across the border and the meat shipped to europe and asia. it's a thriving international business. but still barely making a dent in the u.s. horse overpopulation problem. domesticated horses are abandoned and wild horses simply left to breed unchecked. still animal rights advocates insist more regulated and supervised horse slaughter here in the u.s. is not the answer. >> horse slaughter can never be donahuee humanely partially because of the nature of the horse. an animal that's fractious, they want to run, be safe you can't humanely slaughter them. >> reporter: they say there are
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overpopulation like finding funding for this. they take in treat and occasionally euthanizes abandoned animals. the shelter's owner says americans have a bond with horses making it impossible for them to think of them as livestock. >> they represent freedom. you see a horse running and there's nothing more freeing than a horse. >> reporter: but horses represent economic freedom and they point out there are too many unwanted horses to be sheltered. besides, they just want to put their employees back to work. >> why continue to outsource? i mean, this whole election is going to be about jobs. >> reporter: the usda says it's not preventing the de los santoses from providing jobs they just need more time to train inspectors. now they're being tlined for improper composting. >> they yell and scream and picket and do everything else. for a small voice out here in
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roswell, new mexico how loud can we scream? you know, those organizations there are very powerful very wealthy and, you know, how long can we go on? >> reporter: so i ask you that, how long can you keep going? >> on a lot of faith, a lot of faith. and i believe things will work out. i really do. >> reporter: rick knows it will be easy selling horse meat to foreign markets, but it will be much more difficult to sell the american public on a simple idea horses can be your friends but they can also be your food. for "cbs this morning," bill whitaker, roswell, new mexico. >> you know the line that got me in that piece where she said horse slaughter cannot be donahuedone humanely. that got me. i know it's a contradiction from a girl that enjoys a good burger but there's something about something that can be your food and your friend. i can't -- i can't wrap my brain around it.
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>> it's hard to see. it's really something i think in this country most people are very uncomfortable with. part of that is what they represent, as we see them being free and they're such a majestic animal. >> it's one of those stories in which you say, there has to be a better way. >> tony had an idea eat broccoli. you can always count on tony. >> lots of calcium. >> the last time tony had broccoli? >> ouch. in 1986 -- we're going to switch gears -- a happy young newlywed was killed in her own home and it took 23 years to solve that crime. "48 hours mystery" will show us who did that. you're watching "cbs this morning." people have doubts about taking aspirin for pain. but they haven't experienced extra strength bayer advanced aspirin. in fact, in a recent survey, 95% of people who tried it agreed that it relieved their headache fast. visit
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25 minutes past 8:00. the fog is still around. >> inch by inch it's getting ut of here. take -- out of here. take a look at the forecast. part ly ly sungny to sunny -- partly sunny to sunny with a hot afternoon. 87 is going to be the high. 73 right now. here is sharon gibala with traffic control. good morning. some of our delays are clearing out at this time. we have some accidents on the topside of beltway. three in the city, west #40e at hickory -- 40th at hickory west gay and south monroe. there's a look at your speeds on the beltway, only 25 in one spot on the topside of the beltway.
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this particular spot it is running smoothly. we can say the jfx is problem free at the moment. taking another live look outside at the jfx. this traffic report is brought to you by the cochran firm. back over to you. a flash mob rips off a 711 raising new safety concerns. monique griego has the story. >> reporter: city police and 711 have refused to release that video. witnesses told us what happened. it all started wednesday afternoon with a nationwide slurpie give away. the flash mob of 35 to 40 kids took over this store. witnesses say the kids were out of control and while some lined up for the free slurpie others raided the shelve and punched the manager after he tried to stop them.
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area police are searching for man who escaped from a psychiatric facility. 24-year-old elaja good escaped yesterday. anyone with information is asked to call metro crime stoppers. nearly 2,000 workers will be without jobs next month. rg steel says it will idol its steel mill and furlough all employees starting june 4th. it's shopping the facility around to any buyer. their parent company renco just bought the steel mill. bge customers will have the option not to have the smart meters installed. the panel will allow customers to defer installation until it inside whether to let them opt out of the program entirely. stay with wjz 13, maryland's news station. up next, a preview of this week east 48 hours mystery -- week's 48 hours
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♪ come on ♪ ♪ come on without ♪ ♪ come on within ♪ >> live shot of alaska. we told you earlier in the newscast that debris is washing ashore from japan. welcome back to "cbs this morning." tomorrow night "48 hours mystery" looks at a cold case that turned hot again after 20 years. >> the case involves a bite mark, a jealous exgirlfriend. the evidence led detectives to
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one of their own. >> reporter: it was a brutal murder back in 1986. committed in a daytime break-in in a quiet, gated community in van nuys california. the victim, 29-year-old sherr-i rae rasmussen was a nursing director at a local hospital. she was badly beaten and shot to death. >> you can't understand the grief. >> this hurts so much. >> reporter: her shaken parents were convinced from day one that a jealous old girlfriend of their daughter's new husband had done it. but they say detectives ignored them, claiming their daughter was a victim of a burglary gone bad. >> no. they couldn't convince me of it. >> reporter: 23 years later in 2009 the los angeles police department's cold case department picked up the case. dna tests on a swab taken from a bite mark on sherri's arm yielded a bombshell that rocked
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the entire lapd. dna pointed directly to that old girlfriend. and the alleged killer was a cop. >> you claim i'm a suspect, then, you know i got a problem with, you know with that. >> reporter: stephanie lazarus, veteran detective who had risen through the ranks of the lapd was tricked into undergoing questioning. >> i'm shocked. i'm really shocked that somebody would be saying i did this. > reporter: she walked out but was quickly arrested handcuffed and read her rights. >> you know you have the right to remain silent. do you understand? >> yes. >> anything you say may be used against you in court. do you understand? >> yes. >> and maureen is here. so nice to see you in the flesh. >> i know. good morning. >> really good to see you. i always wonder about these stories when police officers are investigating and the evidence turns to one of their own. what that must be like for them. >> it's really tough. in this case in particular the cold case unit was literally
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across the hallway from stephanie's office. it was tough for them to do this undercover and then to take her down for questioning. it was tough for them. >> but the evidence -- >> the evidence is the strongest dna statistic i'd ever heard. it was from a bite mark taken at the time that sherri's body was found. they took the swab clearly the technology was not available at the time to do that dna. but listen to the number. it's 1.7 sextrillion in one chance that it was someone other than stephanie lazarus, so 17 followed by 20 zeros. >> you were reading my mind. i'm thinking how many zeros is that. >> it's never been this a word problem i ever had, so -- >> how did the defense deal with this? >> the defense argued the chain of evidence had been broken. when the evidence was found, the swab was in an envelope two envelopes, one inside like a manila envelope and the tab had been broken. so the defense argued we don't
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know where it's been it's been missing, we don't know who had it, if it was tampered with. >> the victim's family also sued the lapd i understand. >> they did. the father said from day one we believe that it's this cop. he didn't know her name but he knew that his son-in-law had dated a woman who was a police officer, who was very upset about him getting married. and that was ignored for years and years. so they sued. they were very pleased with the end result of the trial but still upset with what happened with lapd. they felt they had not done their job in investigating this cop right away. the lawsuit was dismissed but there's still another lawsuit out there against stephanie lazarus. >> another fascinating case for "48 hours." nice to see you. you can see maureen's full report "one of their own" tomorrow night at 9 10:00/9 p.m. central right here on cbs. so what's new with agent a. and k.?
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director barry sonnenfeld has some answers and some things he won't give away. he's here to talk about a movie we've been waiting for. we've had some fog settle in. it's slowly starting to burn off. once it does, those low hanging clouds will break for a good amount of sun today. it's going to be hot and humid with a high of around 87 degrees. it's in the low mid 70 ohs -- 70s right now. over night down to 66. that's almost 14 degrees above normal. tomorrow 90 the high, guys, i'm home!
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there's a situation. yeah. i'll take the chlropod, i'll take whoever is in the kitchen and meet you on the street. >> this is a very confusing time in my life. ♪ wow. a lot of fans have waited a long, long time to see that. will smith and tommy lee jones in "men in black iii," director barry sonnenfeld is the man behind this thrill he. the franchise has grossed more
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than a billion dollars with a "b". >> he's directed "addams family" and "wild wild west." you're going to direct something everybody knows, they know the character, the plot essentially. what's the challenge for the director? >> well, the challenge for the director is to get a story that is both familiar for everyone because what most people love if you ask them about men in black is the chemistry between will smith and tommy lee jones. that's number one. more than the aliens more than anything else. so, you have to create that familiar and start your franchise over again so it's fresh and new. what we did in this one is we go back in time to 1969 in the second act in order to save young tommy lee jones, played by josh josh growjosh brolin. it's pretty extraordinary.
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>> could you believe the twist at the end of the movie when will smith -- >> no, you're not going to say. >> -- knocked the reporter. >> oh, that twist. >> what did you think about that? have you talked to will about it? >> well, i was there. you know we -- we did -- will and josh and i did seven premieres in 11 days from tokyo to moscow. this was our last premiere in moscow. will had probably hugged and signed autographs on the line of 2600 people. hugging, photos all that. and this guy doing a stunt decided that he was going to kiss will smith on the mouth. will was hugging him, as the guy said, can i have a hug? and at the last second moved his mouth over to try to kiss will. will just -- will played ali, don't forget so he has certain instincts and he sort of at the last second gave him a little -- a little slap like that and it became big news. it really wasn't. will was very relaxed about it. >> i thought he handled it really well, i have to say. i really did. >> you know what? the problem is now will has to
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be more wary so the rest of his life when he's on these tours because he never knows when someone else is going to copy that. >> you have a reputation mr. barry -- >> i do. >> -- of being neurotic and a worrier. >> yes. >> is that a compliment? you're self-proclaimed. >> yeah my philosophy in life is live in fear and you'll never be disappointed. i'm the only one worried about this weekend. everyone tells me it's going to be a huge hit, it's a fantastic movie. >> barry, it's going to be a huge hit. >> i wanted you to say that. >> do you have a number in mind or do you not pay attention to that? if it makes x amount of dollars you go, okay. >> i can't say it because if you live in fear, you don't want to sort of project any hopes or dreams. >> got it. >> if you actually say what you want, god will punish you for that. >> okay. fair enough. >> does it have two zeros with it? >> two and then a whole bunch more, yes, yes, charlie.
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that would be great if it had enough zeros in it opening weekend, yes. >> i've read we have to thank your wife sweetie. what's her real name. you call her sweetie. >> i call her sweetie, therefore, grips, electricians everyone calls her sweetie. susan. >> you rely on susan and we have to thank susan for recommending will smith to you. >> well we get scripts. we got the first "men in black" script in 1993. and we would make two copies. this is before ipads or anything. she always gives me a 40-page head start because i'm a very slow reader. we get into bed. we always finish simultaneously. that's why our marriage is so great. she looked at me and i looked at her and i said true story, tommy lee jones. and she said will smith. and this is the point where will had only done fresh prince and "six degrees" way before "independence day." the movie was not written for a
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black man but sweetie said will smith. i then had to get the studio convinced to hire will because sweetie told me that's what i had to do. >> i love sweetie. just saying. >> the secret to any successful marriage is when the man does whatever the wife tells him to. >> natural chemistry or did they -- >> you know, tommy and will just love each other. we've done three movies together. we hadn't seen each other in ten years. the first day on the set, we were just -- you know tommy seems like he could be curmudgeony, but when you're with will and me it's hard -- >> it's okay with will if tommy pkisses him? >> i'm going to -- you know what my suspicion is yes but we'll have to ask will that. >> barry sonnenfeld thank you very much. "men in black iii" opens in theaters nationwide today. >> looking for something to do this weekend, there you go. most comic strips try to make us laugh.
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"funky winkerbean" also want to make us think. you'll meet the creator and he'll show you why some papers are not running his latest storyline. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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♪ play that funky music. well, president obama was on the front page -- i'll soaptop. a drama about a gay high school was playing out in the funny pages. >> that story in the comic strip "funky winkerbean" is running in about 400 newspapers. as seth doane reports. >> reporter: injecting real life into the ink of his comic strip is something fingsy winkerbean creator tom batiuk has wanted to
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do. >> i prided myself on doing a strip that's honest. it dent have to be for children only. it's capable of carrying the weight of substantial ideas. that's what i try to do. >> reporter: batiuk's current commetary about a same-sex couple that wants to attend the prom has drawn criticism. seven of 400 newspapers published a different strip this month. why did you want to do something about a gay couple? >> i was looking in the newspaper, saw an parents protesting a high school. >> reporter: he writes his stories about a year in advance so his editors at king features knew this was coming. >> he brought this to us last summer. we sat down as a group in september and discussed what it would mean and make sure that it was as effective as possible in getting the message across. >> reporter: this is it. the scene of so many comic strips. >> the mother love.
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>> reporter: at least once a month he returns to the ohio high school he graduated from nearly 50 years ago. he comes to do research and to stay current. so you'll come here and study how the students are interacting with the teachers? >> do i it by osmosis. i sit in the back of the room and sketch. >> reporter: one of his earliest classroom sketches of a pregnant student was the first of his more controversial story lines published in 1986. when that came out at first, what was the reaction? >> well we -- it was different because it's not what people expected at the time. so, first of all, comic strips are only supposed to be funny you get that. and then it's -- it takes people a little while to adjust to see what you're doing. >> reporter: his characters are also grounded in batiuk's reality of northeastern ohio which serves as both inspiration and backdrop. in some ways right now we're sitting inside the comic strip itself. >> yeah. it really is because this place,
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much like the high school grounds my strip in a reality that i understand that i empathize with and it makes it easier for me to work. >> reporter: at luigi's, his favorite pizza parlor in akron, ohio, the counter, chandelier and jukebox live on in the strip. it's the fictional workplace for the title character, funky winkerbean. >> funky is a strip that's unique, as i've allowed him to grow. i've seen a core of readers that have grown up with the strip themselves. >> reporter: as they've gotten older, his characters have battled issues from alcoholism to alzheimer's. he says he's even used the strip to face his own challenges. you were a finalist for a pulitzer because of lisa's story, the story battling cancer. that had threads of your own life story in it. >> yeah. i had initially done a story where lisa had cancer and then went into remission. then i was diagnosed with cancer. when i went back inside of me to
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draw the emotions i found they were much darker. i think the power of those emotions deepened the work. >> reporter: do you ever hear from people who say, i open the comic section and i don't want to be depressed. i don't want to hear about teen pregnancy or dying from cancer. >> i get a lot of e-mails that say, i really love your strip, especially the early funny ones. >> reporter: 40 years on batiuk and his comic strip have matured. what started as a joke a day now draws on the pains and passions of real life. for "cbs this morning," seth doane, ohio. >> nice final shot. >> very nice. >> very nice piece from seth. this is what i like about funky winkerbean -- that's hard to say, his creator that he draws from his life, the headlines and he goes to his high school and draws from the young people. you can learn a lot from the young. >> you really can. >> i like that. learn a lot from the young. >> indeed. we've got a great week here. >> we've had a great 100
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mornings. >> celebratingeing 100 programs on this day. >> what did you get us? >> you know what gayle, he still hasn't come through with our valentine's day gift. >> i beg you, i owe you. that does it for us as we look back at the past week we want to show you the names of the people who brought you this broadcast. 100 days celebrates. have a good member other day weekend. >> we're killing people far away. >> dozens of protesters clashed with police. >> there will be hard days ahead. >> facing the president, how to get out of the war in afghanistan even sooner than planned. >> when i went head to head with mitt over it, it didn't work. >> a lot of people's securities is linked to those. he can't totally be demonized. >> this is what this campaign is going to be about. >> i think it is very very close. i wouldn't bet your money charlie and you've got a lot. >> oh, stop attacking the rich. >> yeah. >> mark zuckerberg's facebook
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status is now married. >> on vacation? erica hill's going, speaking -- >> i will plead the fifth. >> no debating. this is a misadventure of epic proportion proportion. >> there wasn't the demand anticipated. >> this practice of analysts sharing them with only a few investors is unfair. >> that's why i love this business. >> an individual identified as pedro hernandez is in custody. >> the launch of a new era manned space flight. >> this is where joplin high school used to be but when the tornado came through, it destroyed the school. >> i got you checking your e-mail or anything like that, you're going to get the look. >> i love where you said quiet is an essential quality of life because your stomach gurgling which i'm glad you clarified. >> if everyone has one, why am i the only one sucking on this. >> is everything okay?
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>> i slept with a t-shirt last night. >> last night i slept well but i think it's the tequila. >> does your mother approve? >> gayle is in the control room. >> all that and all that matters.& >> i say words that remind people where i came from. >> naked. >> naked. >> i like charlie. >> feels good huh? >> feels good. i feel smarter. >> i have to do charlie. >> so far i'm not seeing the smartness. we'll keep going. >> oh, great. >> do one in spanish, too. >> is this the look you want before we go? >> i don't know. i'm going to go talk to nacho about that. ♪ honky tonk women ♪ >> smokey the bear, do you have his number? >> smokey mountain. >> they're probably watching right now because they watch our show. >> you're putting a lot of pressure on me. >> chinese? you want chinese?
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5 minutes before 9:00. marty is in the weather center. >> let's take a look at the forecast today. the humid low 70s now. 87 is going to be the high. it's going to be a hot and humid afternoon no complaints here. good weather start to a holiday weekend. 66 over night. tomorrow 90. 9 #00 on sundays, maybe an afternoon -- sunday maybe an afternoon thunderstorm. monday 92 degrees and sunshine. tuesday and wednesday 88 and mid 80s. in the news this morning the spotlight is on downtown baltimore after a flash mob raids a 71 is -- 711 there. you will hear the story with monique griego. >> reporter: city police and 711 have refused to release that surveillance video. witnesses told us what happened.
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it started wednesday afternoon with the slurpie give away. the flash mob of 35 to 40 kids took over this store. witnesses say the kids were out of control and while some lined up for the free slurpie, others raided the shelves and some punched the manager after he tried to stop them. the kids were all from mergnvotec. two people are dead, five others injured after gun violence over night. in all seven people were shot in three separate indents over 2 hours. police have made no arrests. right now they don't know if they can be linked together. a 9-year-old is recovering from a pit bull attack in his neighbor's yard. police say he was riding his bike when the dog latched onto his leg. the dog's owner said he hit his animal with a baseball bat to top the attack. -- to stop the attack. police are searching for a
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man who escaped from a psychiatric facility. elja good escaped yesterday. anyone with information is asked to call metro crime stoepers. a lot of talk about a hotel owned by the city in the red are. the hilton across the street from the ballpark lost nearly $54 million since it opened in 2008. they con contribute the loss to fewer conventions in town and lower room rates. they point to imagine problem. -- image problem. bge customers will have the option not to have those so-called smart meters installed ul temporary ri -- temporarily. those who do not want them most notify bge in writing. stay with wjz 13, maryland's news station.
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complete news and first warning weather today at noon. it looks like the fog may be settling back down on the inner harbor now. we hope you have a great m
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