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>> beau biden brought to his work a mighty heart. >> axelrod: president obama delivers a powerful and deeply personal eulogy for beau biden calling the tragic loss of the the vice president's son a death in his own family. >> he made you want to be a better person. >> axelrod: a manhunt is on after 22 two killers break out of a maximum security prison in new york. a frightening accident at a ballgame. a woman is seriously injured by a shattered back. and a bear named cinder severely burned in a wildfire finally goes home. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening.i'm jim axelrod. more than 42 years after he lost
his wife and daughter in a car accident, vice president joe biden is again wrestling with crippling grief. the biden family, along with the president and first lady, and hundreds of others, filled st. anthony of padua roman catholic church in wilmington, delaware today for the funeral of beau biden. the he died a week ago of brain cancer. the vice president himself did not speak but president obama delivered a moving eulogy. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> beau biden was an original. >> axelrod: a deeply moved president obama spoke in highly personal terms about the loz of beau biden. >> he was a good man. >> axelrod: 1,000 people gathered to celebrate beau biden's life-- father, husband son, delaware's attorney general, a major in the national guard. >> he did in 46 years what most of us couldn't do in 146. he left nothing in the tank. >> axelrod: but the president wanted to make it crystal clear that beau biden's most important
achievements would never show up on a resume. >> this was a man who at the democratic national convention didn't spend all his time in back rooms with donors or gladhanding. instead, he rode the escalators in the arena with his son up and down, up and down. >> axelrod: beau biden was just three years when he his brother hunter survived a car accident that claimed the lives of their mother and sister. >> rather than use his childhood trauma as justification for a life of self-pity or self-centeredness, he would live a life for others. >> axelrod: what the president didn't say but what filled this room today was the knowledge that joe biden has endured tragedy enough for two lifetimes. it's why his other son hunter, said his father is so beloved. >> we'd ride the subway and the conductor would say "you know, your dad is our favorite." >> axelrod: and it's why so many feel his loss.
crist martin from the band coldplay heard beau biden liked his music and volunteered to come sing. the biden family is so obviously close, everyone today felt like they were part of it. >> joe you are my brother. michele and i and sasha and maly awe have become part biden clan. we're honorary members members now. and biden family rule applies-- we're always here for you and always will be. >> axelrod: month other speakers was general ray odierno, the army chief of staff, who presented beau biden the legion of merit for his service in the delaware national guard. the search is on for two killers who broke out of a maximum security prison in upstate new york. the prison is in a quiet town in the foothills of the adirondack mountains near the canadian border. how it they do it? it sounds like something from a movie script. >> reporter: more than 200 law enforcement agents searched the
town around clinton correctional facility hunting for escapees from new york's largest maximum security prison. 34-year-old david sweat was serving life in prison without parole for murdering a sheriff's deputy in 2002. 48-year-old richest mart was serving 25 years to life for kidnapping murdering murdering and dismembering a businessman. he fleld fled to mexico where he stabbed another man for death was in prison for 10 years and extradited back to new york. new york governor mario cuomo seemed awed by the escape. >> there is no question it was a darg act. this is the first escape from the maximum security portion of the institution ever. >> reporter: according to the governor and law enforcement the two inmates were discovered missing during a 5:30 bed check this morning. there was a hole in their cell wall. a manhole was found uncovered outside the prison wall and prison uniforms were left
nearby. governor cuomo tweeted photos of inspecting pipes. prison officials believe they crawled through them to escape underground. it's suspected the inmates used power tool to smash their cell wall and stuff clothes under bed covers to fool guards. >> we want to find out exactly how it happened, suggestion that they needed power tools to accomplish this. how did they get the power tools? from who how? >> the royal canadian mountain police are involved, also. people should not aprotest man and contact police immediately. >> axelrod: a night at the ballpark took a frightening turn last night. a woman at bostonee fenway park was knocked out and seriously injured by a broke know bat that flew into the stands. >> reporter: in the second inning with boston ahead by a run, oakland's oakland's brett lawrie
broke his bat on a pitch, it went flying into the stands, hitting a fan between home plate and third base. the woman identifieded as tonya carpenter, lost consciousness for a short time and her injuries were described as life threatening. carpenter could be heard screaming. >> watch the bump! watch the bump here! >> reporter: fans and players fell silent. >> we knew it was bad because they would have not stopped the game in fit wasn't bad. >> reporter: marty walsh is the mayor of boston. >> any time you're sitting on the first third-base side you just never. it's a sport. they're professional athletes playing. they don't mean to do it but unfortunately, things happen. >> reporter: in april a foul ball hit a fan in the head in pittsburgh. she was carried out on a stretcher. and minor league coach mike coolbaugh died in 2007 after being hit by a line drive. major league baseball has tried to reduce broken bats, requiring use of higher density wood with straighter grains. in 2008, there was an average of one broken bat later.
the m.l.b. cut that in half. fan john fitch knows howatch out for fly balls but doesn't think about bats. >> you want to make sure you're jumping up and getting it but never a bat coming at you like that no. >> reporter: carpenter is in serious condition tonight. she was with a man and a child at the game. in a statement the family said they are grateful for everyone's thoughts and prayers. jim. >> axelrod: the nfl is dealing with another case of alleged domestic violence following the arrest of john bowlen, son of the owner of the denver broncos. bowlen was taken into custody wednesday night after police responded to a dropped 911 call. adriana diaz is at the broncos' training facility outside denver. >> reporter: a 911 dprawl this denver high-rise is the latest known case of alleged domestic violence by an nfl employee.
>> reporter: the call actually involved the son of the owner of the denver broncos. 29-year-old john bowlen works for the broncos in marketing. he's also a candidate to take over the team's ownership from his father, pat bowlen, who has alzheimer's. wednesday night john's girlfriend called 911 during a fight but the call dropped and when 911 called back, john answered. >> reporter: he later called himself "the blood of the city."
>> reporter: bowlen was later arrested. his girlfriend told police he shoved her against a wall. the incident brings domestic violence back to the nfl's doorstep. last year, former baltimore ravens running back ray rice punched his then-fiance in an elevator. that case and others prompted the league to overhaul its personal conduct policy. now, any nfl employee who commits domestic violence is automatically suspended and an independent investigation is launched. nfl commissioner roger goodell spoke to "cbs this morning's" charlie rose in april about the new rules. >> our policy is not the same as a criminal standard. it's a standard that says if you violate our personal conduct policy you're subject to discipline. >> reporter: that discipline was laid out in a broncos statement about bowlen. the team said:
bowlen was charged with misdemeanor harassment af telephone service. jim, last year, the broncos became one of the first nfl teams to require a mandatory domestic violence training for all its employees including john bowlen. >> axelrod: adriana diaz covering for us tonight in englewood, colorado. adriana, thank you. more than a half dozen declared and potential republican candidates for president are in iowa this weekend. former texas governor rick perry, who got in the race this week and wisconsin governor scott walker who has yet to make a public declaration. both rode motorcycles at an event called "roast and ride." let's bring in our political director john dickerson whose first broadcast as moderator of the "face the nation" is tomorrow morning. let's talk iowa. we could see as many as a dozen candidacies when all is said and done. does this make the statement more or less important. >> we may see more than a dozen
and they're all strong candidates in one way or another. on the one hand, a field that large, what the republican party is looking for is some kind of sorting technique to winnow the field down into a manageable number. on the other hand, with that many candidates running there is a potential in iowa there's just a great bunching in the caucus there, the first contest in the republican nominating process. and that all the candidates kind of do okay and then they just basically get in the caravan and go through the rest of the primary process. what you have this time around is there's so much money and with help from super pacs, candidates can stay on well past iowa when they couldn't in the past. >> axelrod: okay, let's switch gears and talk chris christie. upper just with the new jersey governor in new hampshire. what did he tell you about when he might be getting into race and does he seem to be concerned at all about his low polling numbers to date? >> well, chris christie says he still has some business to attend to back in new jersey. so that means he's probably not going to get into the race at
the earliest until july. he says he's also also got one more kind of check in his open heart to see if he really wants to run. his fort ruins at a low ebb. he was once considered a savior of the party. now he's got to balg p battle his way back, and if he's going to do it he has to do it in new hampshire, voter by voter, in those town halls that he likes so much. it's going to be a long slog for him. >> axelrod: john, thank you. and again a big day tomorrow for john dickerson and all of here at cbs as john makes his debut as moderator of "face the nation." rick perry and mayor bill de blasio will be among those joining john. still ahead on the cbs evening news. the big business of asian-indian weddings in america. and the newly released photos that turned the internet into "sharyl opt's web" today.
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>> axelrod: june is the most popular month of the year for weddings. no news there. but with the asian-indian population one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in america, venues that have the capacity to host indian weddings are starting to do some big business because as vinita nair reports, they're big events. >> reporter: from brides on rickshaws, vegas-style floor shows, indian weddings are part celebration, part spectacle, and very, very big. >> for us, average wedding is spending $300,000 to $400 show. >> reporter: ani sandhu's company planned this event at the ritz-carlton tyson's corner. he said with both sets of parents paying and a minimum of 250 guests, the money adds up fast. >> any business wants to get a piece of that, especially hotels. >> reporter: major washington hotels including the
ritz-carlton and four vaens actively trying to woo indian couples. the willard continental has a designated path for the groom to arrive by horse. >> as we see the rise in the population and spending power it's something we can't ignore. >> apoorva ghandi is from the marriott international. its d.c.-area hotels have hosted 415 indian weddings, bringing in $12 million in revenue. >> everyone likes to keep up with the joneses or as we like to say keep up with the patels. >> reporter: marriott has gone so far as to institute indian culture day air crash course on indian traditions for hospitality staff. >> i was surprised there were places here that knew exactly what they were doing. >> reporter: neel patel and nisha kumar said experience was one of the reasons they chose a mar jot property for their upcoming wedding. >> the groom has a rosession, is that allowed or not allowed. >> reporter: hotels need to
know what animals are allowed in their jurisdiction. elfants have been banned in some places, but are still allowed in maryland d.c., and virginia. >> rarely do you see a small indian wedding. and so, when you find, like, veteran use capable of doing this type of stuff it actually benefits both sides. >> reporter: and with the events priced per person, as far as the hotels are concerned, the more the merrier. vinita nair, cbs news. >> axelrod: dortmund may doreast coasta daniels may be the bestest we have that it is never too late to learn. at the age of 99, miss daniels just got her college agree. she kept at it despite two strokes and the loss of her driver's license. her adviser calls that grit. she says her dream has come true. up next, a pitcher who throws with both arms. he's not just a novel act. he's a bona fide major leaguer.
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american pharaoh won the race and with that becomes horse racing a first triple crown winner in 37 years. and only the 12th horse to do that in the history of the sport. we close with the news of another animal, a bear named cinder. a year after devastating fire carter evans has cinder's remarkable story of survival. >> reporter: she was just a year and a half, a victim of the worst wildlife washington had ever seep. >> when the bear was delivered to me, i said, "i'm not sure she's going to make it through the night." he named the cub cinder. she had third-agree burns on all four pause. >> just looking at her face and her hands and her elbows, it was gruesome. i felt horrible for the bear. >> reporter: but after several months of intensive recovery first at a california wildlife center that specializes in treating burns and then at the
idaho black bear rehabilitation center, something remarkable happened. her wound healed. >> amazing. isn't that something? some of these claws in front there was only two and there's all five again. incredible. >> reporter: but after 10 months of regular human contact he said cinder now had to learn to fear humans. so just before her release-- >> crack it first. bean bag second. >> reporter: came constant chaos. >> there's no bears! there's those bears! good dog! you may look at the video and say, "oh poor cinder." but what we're calling it is tough love. we're making this last visitation with people a negative one. >> reporter: and then it was time. >> let's open it up! good job! >> reporter: off she went, deep into the the forest leaving quite a legacy behind in this still-fire-scarred region.
>> everybody was down. everybody was hurt. if they didn't lose their home, their friend lost their home. their family lost their home. so when they heard about cinder and the progress that she was making, it sort of helped them pick up the pieces and say "hey, you know what? if cinder can make it, then we can make it." >> reporter: the human spirit in the form of a feisty little cub. carter evans, cbs news, los angeles. >> axelrod: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. later on cbs "48 hours sm of for now i'm jim axelrod in new york. thanks for joining us. and good captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org