tv Erin Burnett Out Front CNN September 13, 2013 4:00pm-5:01pm PDT
cupp. erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. breaking news. another person confirmed dead in colorado. floods continue to surge and there's no end in sight. snth and syria may be moving its chemical weapons stockpile. and the newly wed who pushed a groom off a cliff to his death in court today. at the end of the hearing, she was free. we'll tell you why. let's go "outfront." >> good evening. we have just learned that a fourth person is confirmed dead as a result of the flooding in colorado. the body of a woman swept away from a car has now been recovered, according to boulder county sheriff. i want to get straight out
there. anna, looking behind you, floods. i understand people are saying, 80 people are still unaccounted for. obviously the risks are huge. >> reporter: those 80 people unaccounted for, they aren't calling them missing or injured. they believe they may be people still in their homes and can't get out and they don't have cell phone service. so they're remaining hopeful they'll get to those people and everybody will be okay. as we've mentioned, we've received another death hear and adding to the death toll now, a total of four in colorado because of the flooding. you can see this parking lot is actually dray. there is a break from the rain. we even saw some sunshine this afternoon. that's giving residents and emergency responders hope tonight. they were able to successfully get to some of the communities in which residence were stranded for the last 24 hours or more. cities and towns like jamestown where we know of houses that
collapsed, huge wall of debris, and feet of flood water yesterday. they were able to successfully get some of the helicopters with the national guard in the air today. and were able to rescue some of those people who were just trapped in their homes. we understand most of them were in pretty good condition. they also used their hey clearance vehicles to get to the town of lyons which was kind of surrounded by flood waters. and we're at the shelter where they brought those people. those residents. some 2,000 of them. they're inside this church. people in fairly good spirits. there is a lot of relive to be back on dry ground. to be able to satisfy some loved ones' faces as they're coming to pick them up. we spoke with one woman lou had really an amazing story. she came hear to visit from wyoming. visit an uncle in lyons. she has a 1-month-old son, ezra. she talked about running out of formula, having no fresh water,
no electricity, no phone lines. so imagine the relief when she saw those national guard vehicles pull up. listen to this. >> it felt like it was god, lid rally. there's a way out of here! and it felt like i was trapped. no phones, no water, barely any formula for my baby. barely any food for us. when they showed up and said they're taking us to a shelter, it felt like god saved down and saved us. thing are starting to look up for sure. >> so happy for melinda and her son ezra. you see her smile. i want to let you know, it is not over just yet. emergency crews are in response mode. they're expecting more rain so we'll be watching for more flash floods. >> thank you very much. now our second story "outfront." attacks on america. tonight the taliban is taking credit for a daring strike just outside the american consulate
in afghanistan. a state department said it began when a wave of taliban fighters open fire. then a truck bomb went off. miraculously we can tell that you no americans were injured. that comes one day after the leader release ad new rant. this is an audio rant and this one urging terrorists to unleash a stripping of large and small attacks inside the united states of america. >> translator: we should bleed economically economically by provoking to it continue in its massive expenditure on its security. for the weak point of america is its economy which has already begun to stagger due to the security expenditures. >> so just how serious are these latest threats from al qaeda? "outfront," peter king, a member of the committee on homeland scurity. always great to talk to you. let's just get straight to it on this tape from al qaeda's leader. is this bluster or a real
threat? >> i think it is somewhere in between. al qaeda is always looking for opportunities to attack us. probably i would say it is a rallying cry for his troops to keep their spirits up and to keep us off guard. i'm not aware of any particular threats out there right now. but there could be. then we have to always assume th that al qaeda is trying to do something. now with the attention going to syria and putin and the rebels, i can see why al zawahiri wants more tang on himself. i'm not aware of any particular threats other than the fact that we have been on our guard against al qaeda in particular. i would say for the last four or five weeks. >> and al qaeda and syria, you mentioned it. you have a said on this program the sples strike. he should strike without congressional approval and if he didn't get it, he should strike any way. now you see with the weapons being moved.
negotiations going on. we've got new images from syria that show the ongoing violence and devastation. they come in and continue to be horrible. are you disappointed with the fact that it went from strikes to chemical weapons moving and no time line that is clear at all? >> i would be very disappointed in the president's conduct. certainly tow last ten days. a year for preparing crossing of the red line. john kerry said we were going to war and suddenly the president saying, congressional approval was not involved, trying to get congress involved, and then he went to sweden and said there was no obama red line. there was a congressional red line. and then john kerry said the attack would be unbelievably small. that allowed the russians to come in. after 40 years of the russians being ejected from the process, they're back in and holding all
the cards right. now it is a terrible situation to be in. >> the state department said this report on syria will come out on monday from the united nations. and that the u.n. is going to say chemical weapons were used in years. i can't something nobody disputes. this is a big but. that the report is unlikely to assign blame. what is the point of waiting for a u.n. report if it will not assign blame? >> i don't know what the u.n. report will say. i'm not surprised about anything the u.n. does. and to say that chemical weapons were used, everybody in the world knew that three weeks ago. so to me, all the evidence i've seen certainly indicates it has come from the assad regime. even members of congress had a are most opposed to a strike against syria are pretty much acknowledging that the chemical weapons attack came from the regime. the fact is, if this is as bad as the president says, if it was
as deadly, that's why you should have acted. >> russian president vladimir putin. he seem to be running the show. the white house has said he owns it. seemingly grateful to abdicate responsibility. maybe there is a clear strategic purpose for that. in the op ed that putin wrote, he said the rebels had used the chemical weapons and of course, he tack the president hold on the concept of american exceptionalism. what do you say to vladimir putin? >> the fact we have to respond him to. he locks up reporters and gays, he has kill his adversaries, that we have put ourselves in a position where he is any kind of a moral case to make shows how this matter has been handled so terribly. putin has put himself back on equal footing with the president
of the united states without firing a shot, without spending a ruble. and it has been handed to him by president obama. >> congressman king, thank you very much. >> thank you. still to come, syria is moving those massive chemical weapons stockpile. does the assad regime hiding the weapon so it doesn't have to give them up? plus, the man's name and photo released in connection with the series of rapes. but the problem is he has nothing to do with the crime. what does dough now? and then the money and power of twitter. are you a member of the internet's most exclusive club? i'm beth... and i'm michelle. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts,
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our third story "outfront," mistaken nor a suspected serial rapist. last week allen mason, you see him there, was name a person of interest in a series of nine rapes in texas. and he was put in jail. and then this week a dna test linked a different person to the crimes. but huge damage had been done. police had released his name and list mug shot to the public. now mason worries his reputation may never recover. ed lavendera "outfront." you had a chance to speak with him while he was in jail. what did he tell you? >> reporter: allan mason is still trying to figure out how he got caught up in this. police hunting down a serial rapist and in a matter of hours his name connected to it all.
a cold shiver rippled through this neighborhood when police announce ad serial rapist had carried out nine sexual assaults in legislation than three months. a few days later, what appeared to be a major break in the case from police, follow by a series of cautious tweets from the dallas police xheef, announcing who they were looking for. a few hours later, investigators descended on twain-year-old alan mason's doorstep. >> he is a person of interest. at this time we don't have any charges pending. >> reporter: it was about 3:00 in the morning. he said he was asleep in his apartment about 25 miles away from the neighborhood where the sexual assaults had occurred. when cops started banging on his door, he thought someone was trying to break in. noted idea his name and picture were quickly spreading all over dallas. >> all this chaos, i just heard something about serial rapists. that's what stuck with me. and i said what? i just couldn't believe it. obviously you have the wrong
guy. you've made a mistake. >> reporter: just lake thike th was trapped in a nightmare. >> it went from angry to scared, stressed, disbelief. knowing i'm innocent but at the same time, why i am a here? it is nothing that should have tied me, nothing should have me here. >> reporter: it turns out an anonymous tip led police to mr. mason. while mason has spent the last week sitting on jail on an unrelated parole violation of a dwi charge, police that they discovered dna evidence linking another man to the results. a week after he was arrested, police finally cleared him saying notes longer a person of interest. but alan will us from the county jail, his reputation is ruined. he sell health insurance and is trying to start his own business. his name is connected to a horrifying series of rapes.
a sickening feeling for this father of an 8-year-old girl. >> do you think this will haunt you for a long time? >> i believe so. that's may biggest fear, not being able to just live may life normally like i was living before i got here. >> reporter: the dallas police chief said officers had to move fast before the serial rapist struck again. >> pick your poison. >> reporter: chief brown said people need to understand the difference between a person of interest and a suspect and defended how the department treated mason. >> we clearly stated that mr. mason is not a suspect. and we never referred to mr. mason as a suspect. he. >> reporter: ironically, he said he has a master degree in criminal justice. the last week of his life feel like a case study ripped from an old textbook. for "outfront," dallas. our fourth story interesting
new jersey boardwalk fire. firefighters were finally able to contain the massive blaze that was on fire last night. you can see the destruction. not before, though, it consumed eight blocks of boardwalk and destroyed 30 businesses. "outfront" now, the owner of six business that's run right parallel to that boardwalk. john, obviously, these pictures that we're seeing are dramatic. the destruction really does look epic. what is the scene actually like when you were there today? how bad is the damage? >> well, it's all gone. probably two buildings structurally sound. the beach comber bar and the saw mill. everything else will have to be taken down to the ground in my opinion. >> it is just incredible when you look at the pictures. aware hearing more than 30 businesses were destroyed in the fire. and i know what you saw, sort of embers that came down around your businesses. it was incredibly freight
yeppingial though i know you were among the lucky ones. is there anything that can be salvaged? >> in may area, no. except for those two businesses. >> what happened with your businesses? like i said, you had some of those embers that looked enormous, that were raining down basically on your buildings. >> he was fine. thank god the wind was very kind to me. the other business owners, thank god they stayed on the boardwalk there. a friend of mine put down at least a dozen embers came down on his roof. they were hundred of those small fires. >> good to talk to you. >> i'm glad that you managed to pull through. pretty amazing. now the money and power of twitter. media outlets around the world
were totally abuzz about the news. twitter filing for its initial offering. will it flop like facebook or will the tweeters soar? everyone wants to know how they can get a piece of it for themselves. the truth is that most people cannot. there will be a lot of shares. there won't be a lot of share and they'll be sold through private investment houses so the little guy won't get to play very much. that may be par for the course. we've just found out, there are three new varg options for v verified users. saul all users. filtered gets rid of spam. verified limits your fade to just seeing those accounts. at last count there are 50,000
verified accounts on twitter. that may sound like lot but it is not. it is .005% of the total profile on twitter. you heard me right. there is no way to round 005% to want% and that's the club twitter now has. still ahead, the newly wed accused of that you aring her husband off a cliff. why is she free? plus is this racist? and a girl stuck. we have this drama video. that's our shout out tonight.
our fifth story "outfront," the newly wed accused of murder. she confessed to pushing her husband off a cliff at glacier national park in montana is back home with her parents. she appeared in court this morning. it was a drama hearing. what was it like inside that courtroom? >> you can feel the 10:00 in this courtroom. >> reporter: she was in the courtroom visibly worried and then suddenly relieved when the judge said she would remain at home and not in jail. saying nothing to us, jordan graham left court with her parents. still on home confinement and wearing an electronic monitor, she is accused of pushing her husband off a cliff at glacier park, montana. the court ordered her hear for a last-minute hearing as
prosecutors fought to send her back to jail. in the hearing we learned for the first time what her defense will be. graham's lawyer said she and her husband fought at home. where cody pinned her down. that he was not abusive but controlling her movement. it was cody, says graham's lawyer, who wanted to go to glacier national park that night. at the sheer cliff they say there was a grabbing incident which was all in one motion. the grabbing and pushing. 25-year-old johnson fell face first to his death. this was an know, says graham's lawyer. on the second-degree murder charges, this a is a gross case of overcharging by prosecutors,ing a, this is not fair. >> i'll stand on what we discuss in the court as far as the merits are concerned. >> reporter: graham's released her defense plan, a kick in the gut to johnson's friends. >> he did not de serve whatever enshe gave him. he never earned anything jordan did to him.
and i disagree with all of may heart at what the justice system is saying. >> reporter: prosecutors paint a very different picture saying she confessed to pushing her husband in the back face first off a cliff because she was having second thoughts about her marriage. >> it was a short time tag couple appeared happy and in love in their first dance at their wedding while the gram's friends described her as having cold feet, elizabeth remembers her as a normal bride excited about her life with johnson. shea a custom songwriter. the braid haired her to write the lyrics and song based on interviews with the couple. >> i used words like you helped me to claim higher for a better view. you're my safe place to fall. you never let me go. and so now when i hear those words, it is a little creepy. >> reporter: eight days later, johnson fell to his death. pushed, that prosecutors, by the bride had a danced to these words with him.
♪ every woman wants a safe place to fall ♪ >> gives you goose bumps. "outfront," a very special investigation on syria's weapons. some agree that assad is moving his chemicals weapon. even if he turns it over, would it even be possible to make them not work? plus, accusations of racism on a campus. is one sorority refusing to adm admit applicants because they're black? man: [ laughs ] those look like baby steps now. but they were some pretty good moves. and the best move of all? having the right partner at my side. it's so much better that way. [ male announcer ] have the right partner at your side. consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan,
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welcome back to the second half of outfront. two friends of boston marathon bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to object strucking justice. they are accused of removing objects from dzhokhar tsarnaev's dorm room after the bombing. the cnn analyst tell us there is sufficient evidence to convict them. their best strategy is to make a plea deal. a third statement pled guilty to making false statements. of the three, the only one free has bond $100,000. in tennessee, investigators are being very tight-lipped
about a bizarre quadruple homicide. four young people between scene and 22 years of age, were found dead shot in a car. authorities do have a suspect in custody. jacob allen bennett. official will only say he knew the victims to some degree and they won't say what kind of gun was used or why they believe he committed the horrible crimes. we'll be following this story for you. $0 air fair for real. some able to book united airlines tickets for as little as airport and security fees which by the way are ridiculously steep. in some cases i guess they're $5. it was of course a human error. one customer tell cnn, he didn't waste any time. he probably should have called united but instead he told everybody he knew and they all spent work time booking as many personal trips as they could to honolulu, san francisco and l.a. he said it was like winning the
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back? a new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows 44% of americans say don't raise the debt ceiling. that means that we will have a horrible and bruising fight over that limit. without action, the government will shut down october 1st and the nation will run out of money to pay the bills a couple weeks after that. and tonight there are reports assad's regime is moving its stock pail of chemical tweps to more seek and dispersed locations. if these report are extra, they could make it a lot tougher for the toouts track the poison. pentagon correspondent chris lawrence is "outfront." we've been talking about a thousand tons here. incredible amounts of agents, sarin, horrible gases. what are you learning about these gases being moved? >> well, that there is incredible disagreement within the u.s. intelligence community over how much the u.s. knows about the specific locations of those chemical weapons right now.
on one end of the spectrum, you've got officials saying, the u.s. might not know the location of up to half of syria's chemical weapons stockpile. and on the other hand, you've got similar intelligence officials and different agencies saying, well, we think we know where most of them are. what they do agree on, there has been significant movement in that time frame when president obama seem to be ramping up for an air strike on syria. the "wall street journal" is reporting that an elite unit of the syrian army may have scattered these weapons up to 50 different sites. a u.s. official tell our own barbara starr that they saw significant movement at 12 to 20 major sites. why is this important? it is important no matter which 28 u.s. goes. if the dale with russia and the u.n. works out, and you need to get in there and tray to take control of the chemical weapons, you're going to need an accurate assessment of where they are to make sure you're getting all of them. on the other hand, if thing fall apart and the u.s. does want to
carry out an air strike, you want to be sure that you're not hitting chemical stockpiles. >> and chris, how surprised are you that we are all hearing about these hugely divergent views in the intelligence community. i know they happen and the community gets criticized for forcing out the divergent views and putting one out there but it is unusual that we would hear such different points of view about something so important. >> it happens. officials say, look, everyone come at it from sort of their own lens. that the cia is perhaps looking at some of their intelligence on the ground. the nsa is looking at it through their communication. defense intelligence is looking at it through satellite photos and from a military perspective. you can see where perhaps you have a satellite image of a truck at a compound. but you don't know exactly what has been loaded into that truck.
so that's where some of the ambiguity come in. it has happened before. you remember back to when the osama bin laden compound, right before the raid, there was not uniform sort of agreement on the fact that bin laden was inside. there was some ambiguity there. a spokesman for the director of national intelligence told our own barbara starr that ultimately what will happen is james clapper. ultimately he has to take all of these threads, put them together and that's the assess many that is going to go to president obama. >> well, thank you very much. chris lawrence, a crucial question. even if the chemical weapons are all found which doesn't seem to be likely, given this reporting. getting rid of a thousand tons of toxic chemical is hard. almost impossibly hard. barbara starr is out front with the investigation. >> reporter: nearly 30 years ago, congress ordered the u.s. military to destroy its 31,000 ton of deadly chemical weapons. it's not done yet.
>> the material aware destroying are very, very dangerous. and they need to be destroyed in a certain way. >> reporter: there are more than 3,000 tons of chemical women's still on hand. according to the army. 90% of the u.s. stoll stockpile already has been destroyed at seven sites around the country. much of it incinerated. the army runs two chemical weapons destruction plants at highly secure facilities in pueblo, colorado, and richmond, kentucky. in kentucky alone, there are 523 tons of nerve agents, including sxarn mustard agent in projectiles, war heads and rockets. and the russians behind schedule. since joining the chemical women's convention in 1997, they've destroyed 29,000 tons of weapon of their 40,000 tub inventory. it was supposed to be done last year. now it is delayed until 2015.
for both countries, there have been technical issues, funding problems and environmental concerns. former chief u.n. wecht david kaye says the program could go on for decades. a $3 billion program originally now costing some $30 billion. as for syria, the u.s. believes it has 1,000 tons of chemical weapons. most of it sarin and vx. it may have to be destroyed right in place. >> you're not going to want to move these to some site outside of syria. the roads in syria, not only do you have to worry about insurgent control. the network is not very good. and you don't want to go bouncing around with chemical arms in the back of your truck. >> but first david kaye says the u.s. needs to verify, where syria's chemical weapons? for "outfront," barbara starr, the pentagon. where are they is the question. now our seventh story "outfront"
sorority sisters accusation of racism. a alabama sorority is under question whether a candidate was rejected because she is black. do the accusations add up? our reporter is "outfront" in tuscaloosa with the story. >> they like grew up -- >> reporter: melanie thought this year her last at the university of alabama would be the year a black student would be invited to join alpha gamma delta. the reason she said was a girl everyone was talking about. >> what you did hear about her? >> i heard there was a black girl coming through. that she was wonderful and fabulous. and she had a resume that embarrassed any of us. >> reporter: when it was time to determine whether to let the girl join, she said sorority leaders decide ad vote was not necessary. >> and of course, i say we won't talk about the black girl. >> reporter: according to her, the only reason they gave for not letting her in was a
technicality on a letter of recommendation. chris says his step daughter is the girl everyone is talking about. she doesn't want her name or face out there but he confirmed for us that no sorority invited her to join. >> if we're just talking about on paper, what kind of person would fit, i think she fits more than your average person. >> reporter: if she would have been white, do you do she would have -- >> yeah, i do. and that's the problem. >> no doubt in your mind. >> really, no. i don't think so, no. that's why i felt so strongly about it too. the university release ad statement saying in part, they are working to, quote, remove any barriers that prevent young women from making the choices they want to make. the local chapter of alpha gamma delta refer us to their national organization which release ad statement saying they have a strong and clear policy against self-incrimination nation. they are investigating the incident. abby crane and matthew ford, two editors at the campus paper,
broke the story on wednesday. and it is fueling conversation beyond the campus. even the governor is weighing in. >> i asked my wife about it last night. she said it is not the students. it is the a alumni. personally i think they need to change their attitude. >> reporter: race is a particularly sensitive topic on campus. in fact it was here in front of foster auditorium 50 years ago on june of 1963 that then governor george wallace stood in front of these doors and tried to stop the first two african-american students from enrolling in the school. today, he said some of her fellow students have privately told her they are glad she is speaking out but so far, she is the only one in her sorority to come forward publicly. >> i don't blame them for not speaking out. that doesn't make them bad people. it just makes them scared to do such a big and daring thing. it will be the first of many, i hope, of many, i hope.
>> tuscaloosa, alabama. >> i like forward to your feedback the university of alabama. still to come, reports of contaminated water and bacteria found in one water source you would never expect. and the richest of the rich. wave list of the fifth wealthiest people. and the shoutout. this video comes from china. a 4-year-old girl nogd get herself stuck between two buildings. why does this happen in china? she was trying to chase a kitten. i guess she was 4 so she was able to slide in there. she needed help being freed shelf only ended up with a few bruises which is why this is a nice story. the shoutout goes to the difficult yep. kittens can be really afraid of 4-year-olds for obvious reasons and we celebrate the kitten for finding a new way to escape. i'm beth...
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list of the 50 weltdyest lawmaker. and the drum roll please. apparently he has been climbing up for a while. the net worth of the smiling darrell issa, $355 million. he made his fortune originally by starting a car alarm from skraf. michael mccall, worth $114 million. his wife is married to the founder of clear channel, it is his daughter. rounding out the top three. mark warner of virginia. he was the founder of nextel. we put investments at all of it. once you get to a certain am of wealth go that's where it all come from. the man who ran the number is the senior editor for roll call. thank you so much. this was pretty fascinating. and i lake how you designed the list. you can sort by all kinds of thing.
gender, party, that's the way it should be, republicans are rich. when you look at the top 50, it was pretty evenly split. in the top ten, it was not evenly split. not at all. >> no. it goes back and forwards depending on the election cycle. after the health care overhaul was enacted, they got wealthy doctors to run. this year it is more democrats than republicans so there is not a consistent trend. both parties really like to recruit wealthy people who can finance some or all of their campaigns. >> pretty interesting. to make that top ten. diane feinstein at number nine was $42 million. so it was at $42 million to even make the cut. they are incredibly will wealthy. of the top three work the were self-made originally, right? when you look at darrell issa and you look at senator warner. starting their own businesses. but that does not seem to be the
case. actually, overwhelmingly not the case on your list for most of them. >> that's right. most of them eat married well or they inherited the money. and you know, there are some interesting new figure who have come in and like i said, they have made fortunes. we have an internet entrepreneur from colorado. a fellow who was a commercial lenner from maryland. the vast majority didn't get it through their now in congress while they good salaries, these figures don't match up. >> you won't blame anybody for marrying well. fine. these guys are good politicians. they know how to marry. i'm obviously just joking. does it surprise you, joe, the party break down when you look at the ten wealthy's people, seven of them are democrats. >> party of and for the rich are republicans, right?
not on this list. he is fast nalting to me. >> yes. >> because at 17 he didn't have a lot of money so stole a mozaritti. what's cool about him he's worth $350 million and donates his salary to charity. i couldn't find member of congress that do this f. you want to score easy political points, donate to the aspca, american kennel club, i'm obviously a dog lover. you won't miss it and the public will love you for not taking the money. >> it surprises me some of these guys don't do it. don't you wish some of these guys thought of that? stephanie, when it looked at the women's break down, only nine women made the top 50 and of those women, only one did not according to the analysis inherit or marry into wealth,
susan of washington. that's amazing. only one. >> well, i mean, you know, i think you're right. there is different reasons to pick out things and i with your previous guest darrell isa springs to mind how brilliant to be a car theft and think of a car alarm company? that should be rewarded. erin, i know you're a do gooder and many people on cnn give to worthy causes. let's take a moment to feel bad for number two, mr. mccall who felt number two because his paper assets were only worth $50 million but had to be, you know, valued at less. so he has to be content with number two now. i think we maybe should do a canned food drive tonight, something? don't you think? >> i'm sure he's heart broken. thanks very much to all three of you. we appreciate. check adrial's list out. the background and how they invest their money, too. well it's time for something
we call "out front out take." water eating brain ameba and illnesses and deaths in the united states. communities are outraged their children have fallen victim to sickness because of vague and impossible warnings like this. water is safe to drink but don't get it up your noise. avoid swimming in fresh water when temperature is high and avoid stirring up the sendment while wading in shallow areas. that's impossible. we're supposed to have fifth in these organizations and agencies to have fifth and it's not good because faith might not be enough. today the institute of high gene released a study that shows one of the worst contaminated water sources in the planet is in churches. 86% of holy water contains fecal matter. sorry, all right.
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a quick programming note anthony bourdain visits countries. but before that, it's today and today is friday the 13th, which apparently is the unluckiest day of the year so they say. fewer people shop or travel than usual. hardly anyone wants to get married. hotels and airports skip the number 18, 30% of all high rise' don't have the 13th floor. you think you're on the 14th. it's the 13th. i don't care what you call it. there is an impact. donald the founder of stress management in the center in asheville north carolina told national gee -- a billion
dollars lost because of friday the 13th? according to gizmoto 21 million americans are afraid of the day. what sbe hind it? some say it came from the vikings or canterbury tales. some blame a composer who hated the number 13 and fridays but the world is chipping away at the fear because only some places fear friday the 13th. different country haves a different day. in greece, romania and spanish speaking droins it is tuesday that's bad luck and friday the 17th in romania. don't worry about today. my niece and nephew jasper and finley are celebrating their birthdays today and if you're someone who likes friday the 13th like me you get to take advantage of awesome deals.
hotels slash prices, some airlines offer flights for next to nothing and if you're looking for a great way to save a lot on christmas shopping, there is another friday the 13th this year, lucky us, in december. i'll put my shopping off to get those deals. thanks for watching. thanks for watching. anderson starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com erin thinks. we begin with breaking news. the death toll rising with waters in colorado. 80 people unaccounted for. thousands awaiting rescue in towns cut off. you'll hear from a family that escaped the flooding from streams. first, what it is like now on the rain-soaked ground. anna cabrera joins us from longmont. what's the latest? >> reporter: well, anderson, this is in boulder county, one of the hardest hit counties in colorado from the flooding, but you can see behind me the ground is dry. we seen sunshine this afternoon