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on the phone with us now is... >> remember, the president speaking at 5:00 this afternoon. caption colorado, l.l.c. comments@captioncolorado.com taking aim. hurricane earl now a powerful category 4 storm, leaving a wake of destruction in the caribbean as it heads for the east coast of the u.s. we'll tell you which areas could be in for a long holiday weekend. primetime president. president obama addressing the nation tonight from the oval office to announce the end of u.s. combat operations in iraq. we'll speak live with white house press secretary robert gibbs. and head shot. the sportscaster who got nailed by a soccer ball and then became a global internet sensation. she's with us exclusively early this tuesday morning, august 31st, 2010. sively this morning august captioning funded by cbs st 2010.
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>> from cbs news it's good morning, everyone. welcome in on this tuesday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm harry smith. we know it's tuesday because -- >> it must be bedbug day? >> no "science times" comes on tuesday. there's a closeup. in case you wanted to know if you're one of those places in america where there are no bedbugs, this is what they look like close up. one of our producers, carol leibowitz leibowitz leibowitz, woke up completely covered in bites. he said there was actually blood on the sheets as a result of the attack, the assault. >> the assault. that poor man deserves a raise. >> so he's going to be along this morning to talk about that. jennifer ashton will be along to say what you can do about it, which is mostly this. and then on the other end of the spectrum lindsay lohan talks with "vanity fair" just before she went to jail telling
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them i know i was irresponsible, i'm not making excuses, but i want some respect and i want my career back. also talks about prescription drugs and allegations of whether or not she abused them. she'll weigh in on that too. >> was she bitten by bedbugs? >> i don't know. you'll have to stick around to find out. >> first though we begin with hurricane earl. there is a warning this morning from north carolina to maine as the category 4 storm barrels toward the east coast of the united states. our own dave price is tracking the powerful big storm from cape hatteras, north carolina this morning, and he has all the latest. dave, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, harry. it's been a rough several days from puerto rico through the caribbean. this morning we are in cape hatteras, and it is simply a spectacular early morning with people just beginning to get up trying to scratch out that last little bit of vacation. but they're actually looking out at the seas not only to catch its beauty but to see what may be coming. for those who know what's happened in the caribbean, you
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know this storm, earl, is powerful. with winds up to 135 miles an hour, hurricane earl continued to roar across the caribbean. heavy rains caused flooding damaged homes and knocked out power to thousands on antiqua, st. maarten and the u.s. virgin islands. >> the wind is still very, very high. there is kentucky brie flying through the air so it's too dangerous to go out. >> reporter: earl, now a category 4 storm is expected to continue to gain strength and is forecast to approach the carolinas as early as thursday. >> this is my first hurricane, so i would like to leave. >> reporter: riptides are a big concern up and down the atlantic coast. rough waves spawned by hurricane danielle over the weekend made swimming dangerous. earl could make the surf even more treacherous. >> father fell down kid went straight out in the rip. >> i think the water is very violent. i was out there swimming and it threw me into the beach.
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i thought, wow, this is really dangerous. >> reporter: those who live in north carolina's outer banks are all too familiar with hurricanes. the last big storm to hit here isabel, in 2003 caused more than $400 million in damage. >> if it's going to come this way, you know and if it hits landfall, yeah we'll leave. we'll leave. >> reporter: earl is expected to move up the coast by the end of the week potentially bringing rough weather all the way to maine. now, you may wonder why there's so much attention paid to this hurricane so early and if it's off the coast. it's because there's a choreographed, carefully choreographed series of event which has to remain in place for this storm to stay off the coast. let's go to the maps and talk about it right now. first of all that water in the atlantic still plenty warm. this thing could get to a 5. we could see winds up to 150 miles per hour. still some uncertainty in the track. right now here is what we know. puerto rico got about 4 inches of rain. this storm's forward speed about 13 miles per hour, the direction is to the west.
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again, we are seeing winds sustained at 135 miles per hour right now, but those tropical storm force winds extend about 200 miles. now, this path kind of rolled in towards the cape and then parallels the coast. the next spot of major concern, again, right up there as you head to the cape in massachusetts. but keep in mind rough current is going to be one of the most significant dangers out of this storm. we'll continue to watch it for you and see you again with a full national forecast in just a couple of minutes. we'll send it back to you guys in new york. >> dave thanks. we want to get you now to that terror scare. two men arrested in the netherlands. officials say they may have been making a crydry run for a possible terror attack. bob orr is standing by in washington with the latest for us this morning. bob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. well, u.s. officials still can't tell us if this was an incident a hoax a threat or nothing at all. two men do remain in custody in the netherlands this morning. as investigators work to determine why one of them had what appeared to be mock bombs
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in his luggage. the two suspects, ahmed mohamed al soofi and hezam al murisi were krabd by dutch authorities when their flight landed in amsterdam. u.s. officials had flagged the two after discovering suspicious items in two bags that were mistakenly shipped to dulles airport near washington. inside the bags they found seven cell phones and blackberries one of them taped to a pepto-bismol bottle and three others bound together. there were several watches wrapped in tape along with a box cutter and three large knives. al murisi's bag was clean. security officials were originally suspicious that the two men may have been working together. they both made last-minute changes to their fight itineraries and were seated in the same row on the flight to amsterdam. sources now believe the two are not linked and the focus of the investigation centers on al soofi. now, tsa screeners found the
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strange items in al soofi's bags when he flew sunday from birmingham alabama, to chicago. no explosives were found and the devices were deemed harmless. still officials are angry the two were ever allowed to board a flight in chicago when there were so many red flags, including last-minute travel changes. the men were on their way to yemen, an emerging terrorist hot bed. there is no intelligence linking either to any terror group and neither was on any watch list. >> bob, you mentioned all those security red flags. there's also talk as to whether or not this could have been some sort of a test run to test out in fact security at the various airports. any more credibility to that theory this morning? >> reporter: well, it's a possibility. the fbi is trying to run that down. why else would you put these kind of mock devices in bags. that said these kinds of amateurish devices are easily spotted and it's a good bet screeners would almost always find these. if it was a dry run, it wasn't a very good one. >> bob orr, thanks for being with us this morning.
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harry. for the second time in three months, president obama will address the nation from the oval office. tonight he'll mark a major milestone, the end of u.s. combat operations in iraq. but the decision is not without controversy. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante has details. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, harry. as the president prepares to talk to the nation about iraq and afghanistan, he'll first meet with troops and he'll also call former president george w. bush who put the surge strategy in place. meanwhile vice president biden is in iraq meeting with its leaders. the vice president arrived at the residence of prime minister nuri al maliki this morning trying to get iraq's leaders to form a new government. today the president heads to ft. bliss, texas, to salute the troops including those of the first armored division who saw some of the heaviest fighting of the war. in his address tonight from the oval office, president obama will say he kept his commitment
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to end america's combat role in iraq and he'll thank those who served. one thing he won't do is make any reference to the idea of mission accomplished. he'll also talk about the way forward in afghanistan. but almost 50,000 u.s. troops will remain in iraq officially to support the iraqi army and police but that end of american casualties. >> he will imply that there is a sharp demarcation between what they were doing all summer and what they'll start doing in the fall is not realistic. the only reason we have this number of people is because we value the combat power they bring. >> reporter: the president is spending much of this week on foreign policy iraq and working on mideast peace, but he knows very well that the major concern of the voters is the economy. and yesterday he did say that he would have some new economic stimulus plans coming up in the near future. meanwhile, he urged the senate, in fact he made a political stab at trying to shame the republicans into passing his
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plan to aid small business. harry. >> bill plante at the white house this morning, thank you very much. joining us now is white house press secretary robert gibbs. mr. gibbs, good morning. >> how are you sir? >> i'm well. this is an important milestone. it can't be -- we can't pass that by. but the fact remains is that as many as 100 civilians are killed every week still in iraq. you have a government -- you have elected representatives that have been -- the election took place five months ago. they still can't form a government. is iraq ready to stand on its own? >> absolutely. iraqi security forces have been in the lead for quite some time. they provided security for the election that was certified in june. as you mentioned in that piece, as bill did, the vice president is over there trying to get the government formed. last time it took six months to form that government. i think we're making progress. the history and the future of iraq will now be shaped by the
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iraqis. and the president tonight will talk about the change in our combat mission as we focus on rebuilding our nation here at home. >> the president goes to texas today to talk to veterans and soldiers. there are folks who have gone there on deployment after deployment after deployment and some of them wonder this morning if their sacrifice has been worth it. >> well look we should never question the sacrifice. the president is in awe of the sacrifice that our men and women have made. thousands that deployed will never come back they paid the ultimate sacrifice in iraq. they keep us safe and secure all over this world all over this dangerous world every day, and the president is going to take some time out of his day to make sure they understand how much he and others appreciate it. >> meanwhile, 14 u.s. soldiers marines have been killed in afghanistan just over the last couple of days. we have a horrible partner there
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in government in hamid karzai who just fired the corruption chief there. is the president ready to say that we've made progress in afghanistan? >> well look we have made some progress in afghanistan, but as you mention, harry, it is slow going. we did not get into the mess that we're in in afghanistan overnight. we should understand that when the decision was made in 2003 to focus on iraq despite the fact that the 9/11 attacks came from afghanistan, we made a conscious decision there to focus on a very different part of the world. we're having to make up for those resource decisions now. i do think it is important this president is focused on making sure that we have the resources that we need in afghanistan. the president will talk tonight about what we must do to ensure just as he kept his word in removing -- beginning to remove our troops from iraq he'll do the same in afghanistan. and there is no doubt, harry,
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that we are going to have to focus the people and the government of afghanistan in tackling and fighting corruption. that is crucially important to our mission there. >> robert gibbs from the white house this morning, thank you. >> thank you. you can watch the president's address from the oval office tonight at 8:00 7:00 central right here on cbs. let's get to some of the other headlines of the day. betty nguyen is standing by at the news desk with that for us. >> good morning, erica and harry and good morning to you at home. there have been some shocking discoveries by federal inspectors at two iowa farms involved in the massive recall of tainted eggs. cbs news correspondent cynthia bowers reports. >> reporter: if there were problems in the henhouse newly released documents may indicate just how deep those problems went. >> outside access doors to manure pits were pushed out by the weight of manure which was piled in some cases 4 to eight feet high. >> reporter: the fbi released the results of inspections
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monday afternoon. inspections turned up a series of violations linked to the salmonella outbreak at wright county egg and hallendale farm. among them live rodents and mice, at wright county egg, manure piles so deep it was seeping through a building's foundation. also maggots were found and countless flies near the egg belts. >> there were live flies crushed underfoot when the employees walk in the aisles at work. >> reporter: at hillandale salmonella turned up. >> we confirmed salmonella in a water sample collected in one of the plants from hillandale. that is water that is used to wash the exterior of the eggs. >> reporter: the new charges fueled more calls to shut the farms down in, particular wright county egg which has a history of violations. >> it does seem a company that has violated so many different laws should be closed down.
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>> reporter: over the next 15 months, the fda says it will inspect the 600 largest egg farms in the country, which account for 80% of the eggs produced in the u.s. cynthia bowers cbs news chicago. former baseball star roger clemens is scheduled to go on trial next april. clemens pleaded not guilty yesterday in washington to charges of lying to congress about using performance-enhancing drugs. if convicted, he could face up to 30 years in prison. and at the u.s. open an amazing shot by roger federer. as federer ran back on a high lob, he hit an incredible between the legs return. check it out, here is comes right there, and it bounced perfectly near the line to give federer the point. he won in straight sets to advance to the second round. shots like that no wonder he's won the u.s. open five times. now back to dave price in north carolina with more on the nation's weather. good morning, dave.
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>> reporter: good morning to you, betty. if you wonder why people are so concerned about this storm, even though it may not strike land it's because of that tide, that surf, that rough weather that could also cause beach erosion in some locations. there you see the water. just up a couple of feet there is where people are residing. a lot of these summer homes and rentals. we'll talk more about the hurricanes in a little while. in the meantime let's take a look at the nation's weather. in the northwest scattered showers with temperatures in the 60s and 70s. southwest, hot and dry, temperatures in the 80s and 90s. more messy weather with thunderstorms, some of which could be severe in the northern plain states. minneapolis, green bay, sioux falls, waterloo iowa, 80s and 90s there. again, behind it much cooler air. southern plains scattered and isolated showers with temperatures in the mid-90s. in the northeast, hot and dry. that's a quick
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that's a quick look at our weather picture. we're still watching fiona right now. we'll talk about that in just a little while. guys, we'll send it back to you. >> thanks, dave. just ahead this morning, paris hilton's new strategy to beat drug charges. how she's gone from scared straight to playing dumb. and lindsay lohan lashes out and lays the blame on her father. a revealing interview in which he talks about her floundering career and her alleged battle with alcohol and pills coming up on "the early show." floundering career and alleged battle with alcohol and pills coming up on "the early show." yeah, maybe not. v8 v-fusion juice gives them a full serving
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energy to heat the skin and vacuum therapy to increase blood flow to the area. >> heating will cause the cola again to shorten and tighten the skin or causes a controlled injury to the fat and causes the fat to disappear. >> reporter: but reaction technology will put a department in your wallet. it costs about $2500 for a six week treatment and insurance won't cover about temperature doctors say it usually take as few visits to see the effects. some patients might bruceise or feel minor discomfort. >> it just felt like someone was giving me a massage with heat. >> reporter: lisa is on her last treatment and says she definitely sees an improvement. >> i'm not as self-conscious. >> reporter: to keep her newly improved thigh, lisa will need maintenance treatments once or twice a year. doctors warn that nothing can reshape the body completely. ashley morrison for cbs news,
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welcome back to "the early show" on this tuesday morning. a little peppier out there than it was yesterday morning i think. things are picking up here in new york city. >> have you seen this video? a soccer ball comes flying across the field and nail as sports caster right in the head. amazingly she stayed on her feet and continues. the show must go on. i don't know how you say that in german. the video hit the internet and became a global sensation. coming up, we'll speak with her about all of that. >> plus lindsay lohan is speaking out talking about alcohol, drugs and her father. boy, does she have a lot to say
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about him. we'll tell you why she's blaming her dad for some of the things that have happened to her, also what she plans to do next. first, though paris hilton expected to be back in court in october facing very serious drug charges after being arrested. police found cocaine in her purse. now she's saying it may have all been a setup. ben tracy reports. >> reporter: las vegas is often where paris hilton goes to party, but the fun ended quickly when she was arrested this weekend. the just released police report may offer clues to the socialite's defense strategy. in this police say hilton told them she was extremely embarrassed when her boyfriend was pulled over friday night. she asked to go inside the hotel to prevent her from being molested by the growing crowd. inside paris' night went from bad to worse. >> she extracted a tube of lip balm from her purse. at that time a plastic bin
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containing a substance believed to be cocaine fell from her purse in plain vuft metro lieutenant. >> reporter: hilton told officers the purse was not herself and she had borrowed it from a friend. as for the cocaine, quote, thought this was gum. her hairdresser and friend michaelle boychuk spent several hours with her. >> i asked if she wanted wine, and she said no, just green tea. >> reporter: after her arrest she sent him this text message. >> this is so up fair it wasn't mine, i don't do that crap i'm so upset. >> reporter: legal experts say playing dumb may be the best defense. >> you think to yourself if you knew there was cocaine in your purse, why would you open it. that's one argument. >> reporter: now tmz says hilton is changing her story claiming a friend borrowed her purse and probably left the cocaine inside. and that it could even be a setup. hilton, who famously said she was scared straight after being sent to jail in 2007 now faces anything from probation to four years in prison now that her vegas lucky streak is over.
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ben tracy, cbs news los angeles. >> lisa bloom joining us this morning from los angeles. good morning. so we're hearing initially she had said apparently, look this wasn't my purse, i borrowed the purse and now tmz reporting she's saying it was my purse, but a friend borrowed it left some cocaine in there. this is probably a setup. when you're looking at this what does this tell you about her defense? >> well, this is a big problem for her, because she's told contra ticker to stories. i'm sure her attorney at this point is saying why did you talk at all to the police. you should have invoked your right to remain silent. you can't blame both that it's not my purse, i didn't know the cocaine was in there, and i thought it was gim gum. that is just logically inconsistent. she should have picked one or better yet remained silent. unfortunately, she didn't do that. all of these statements can and will be used against her if it goes to trial. >> what about the possibility of this so-called stupid defense,
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basically paris would be absolutely stupid to open her purse in front of the police officer knowing there was cocaine in it so therefore, there's no way it could have been hers, will that fly? >> we have a saying we don't catch the smart ones. a lot of people who are criminals do a lot of stupid things. but i will say this, the police to do have to prove that she knew the cocaine was there. that's called mes he. so if she could prove that she didn't know, it belonged to somebody else, shee, unknowingly was carrying it she could have a defense. >> isn't that just a case, though in, terms of proving it on either side that's just a he said/she said, isn't it? >> there are some other factors like in the furs that she was carrying, was her prescription medication she concedes. $1300 which belonged to her. other items in the purse like lip balm that belonged to her.
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so it doesn't really make a lot of sense that the only thing in the purse apparently that didn't belong to her was this small bin delve cocaine that she didn't know was there or she thought was gum. that's not plausible story. >> when we get to the point if there is no plea deal, i guess there is an option but if it goes to trial and perhaps there's a conviction here, is she really going to go to jail? >> i think that is likely. it's a minimum of probation out there in crashlark county, but she has a prior history here in california from 2007 of both a dui and two probation violations. i think under those circumstances the officials would send her to jail, probably just for the a short time though. >> and does her celebrity status have any bearing on this, positive or negative? >> well, i watched the o.j. simpson county in clark county, nevada and i know that those officials, prosecutors, will very carefully dcht ot every i
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and cross every t. they have to do that in a celebrity case. but they got a conviction against o.j. and i think they can get a conviction here take. i think they're very careful and meticulous and they can get the conviction if they want to. >> lisa bloom, always good to have you here. thanks. let's get you new up next we'll speak exclusively with the german
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take a look at this video that has been burning up the internet. a german sports caster takes a nasty shot by an incoming soccer ball. she was in the middle of a pre-game broadcast when it happened but she didn't skip a beat. she kept on going. joining us from munich is jessica kastrop. good morning. >> good morning, harry, how are you? >> i'm very well. thanks for being such a good sport to talk to us about this. so there you are, you're doing the pre-game show setting the stage for this big game and you're speaking and then -- have you any idea this thing was coming, did anybody say watch out? >> no nobody.
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nobody said watch out. any hear it coming. i had no idea that it was coming. and actually i don't remember the second when it hit me. i was shocked in that moment. had no idea whapt happened. the technical producer who was standing beside my was shocked, as well and everybody was scaring at me and i thought, okay, now something happened and i just tried to get my mind together because i knew i only had 90 seconds to go because then i would be live in television again. >> the show must go on, as we would say in the united states. now -- >> exactly. >> did the person who kicked the ball, did he ever come over did he say anything to you, did he apologize? >> yeah, he apologized immediately by like raising his hand and saying sorry, it was my
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fault. and then afterwards he came to the table where i was hosting the show and he apologized there. but the lovely thing is that on sunday, i saw him and he came over to me with a whole bunch of flowers and a little like helmet it say i'm really sorry. and i felt it from the heart. he was really sorry. >> so he gave you a helmet to wear? >> yeah kind of a helmet. >> now is it -- >> and i did the interview then. >> is it not true this is the third time you've been hit by a ball during a broadcast? >> yes, i have to say it's the third time. the first time was about five years ago and that was the worst time because i had to go to the hospital afterwards. and the second time was in 2008
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during a match in the german cup. and that was not shown in the internet, so it didn't get that internet wonder like last sunday. >> jessica, thank you very much for telling your story on the air this morning. we did it appreciate. and i'm glad you're okay. >> thank you very much and congratulations to your great show. thank you very much harry. now here's erica. >> up next lindsay lohan's pre-jailhouse confession, what she has to say about drugs alcohol, and her father. this is "the early show" on cbs. [ all shouting ] guys. can i help you? i'm sandy and i heard you've been struggling with the quilt. i'm here to take you through my 1-step program to break the quilted habit. but i've always used quilted towels. quilted is towel speak for air. but viva puts 35% more towel between you and the mess. wow, 35% more? are you ready to take that 1-step to see what an unquilted viva towel can do? yes, i'm ready. beautiful. [ cheers and applause ] [ sandy ] try viva® and
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fight stains with science. often seen as a troubled hollywood child, lindsay lohan is opening up about everything from drugs and alcohol to her relationship with her father. all of this coming in a revealing interview with "vanity fair" magazine. terrell brown has the story. >> reporter: lindsay lohan comes out swinging in the exclusive
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interview given just days before she went to jail on july 20th. she lays much of the blame for her recent troubles on her father, michael lohan. she says i think my biggest focus for myself is learning thousand continue to get through the trauma that my father has caused in my life. while she denies addiction, she does admit to experimenting. i was 18 or 19 with a ton of money and no one here to tell me i couldn't. i see where that's gotten me and i don't like it. lohan was visibly upset in court. the worth part is you's r. see your dad crying. but then he has to go and do an interview right after. and a short time later michael lohan did just that insisting his sdaut in great danger. >> lindsay has an extreme problem. and if she's not taking off all
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of the drugs, if she doesn't have therapy, family as well as individual, i feel it's just a band aid. >> reporter: her career has been on hold since her downward spiral began, but lohan has no doubt she'll be back. i don't care what anyone says i know i'm a damn good actress and i know in my past i was young and irresponsible. but that's what growing up is. you learn from your mistakes. her most recent mistake being stopped in beverly hills this past weekend for running a stop sign. as has been true for much of her young life, she was let off with a simple warning. terrell brown, cbs news, new york. >> she was released from rehab. >> she was. i think she spent something like 23 days there at a cost of $130,000, i believe. >> did she not say oh, by the way, she's not addicted it to prescription drugs? >> which she says in this article. i've never abused prescription drugs is exactly how she phrases it. so rather telling. a lot of information. still ahead, how dangerous
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good morning. i'm betty nguyen. there's more ahead on "the early show" and this cbs station. first, though, a new tool in the fight against cellulite. the fda has approved a machine that blasts away the fat. ashley morrison reports. >> reporter: lisa likes wearing shorts, but she didn't like showing off the cellulite on the back of her legs. >> no matter how much you work out, it just starts to form. >> reporter: lisa's undergoing a new technology called reaction. it's the first device that combines existing therapies to treat cellulite and fat and tighten the skin. >> a better overall result with fewer treatments. >> reporter: the treatment uses both traditional radio frequency
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energy to heat the skin and vacuum therapy to increase blood flow to the area. >> heating will cause the collagen to shorten and tighten the skin or causes a controlled injury to the fat and causes the fat to disappear. >> reporter: but reaction technology will put a dent in your wallet. it costs about $2500 for a six week treatment and insurance won't cover it. doctors say it usually takes a few visits to see the effects. some patients might bruise or feel minor discomfort. >> it just felt like someone was giving me a massage with heat. >> reporter: lisa is on her last treatment and says she definitely sees an improvement. >> i'm not as self-conscious. >> reporter: to keep her newly improved thighs, lisa will need maintenance treatments once or twice a year. doctors warn that nothing can reshape the body completely. ashley morrison for cbs news, new york.
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in britain, obesity is on the rise and that has triggered a ten-fold increase in weight loss surgeries in the last seven years and in some cases the government is picking up the tab. cbs' charlie d'agata reports. >> reporter: joanne brooks' weekly shopping list has changed dramatically since she had weight loss surgery. so has her body. this is her in 2006 before she lost 91 pounds. surgeons shrank her stomach by fitting a band around it. and she didn't pay a penny. britain's national health service covered the cost. >> i don't see why people shouldn't have some support to lead a more emotionally stable and physically healthier active life. >> reporter: britain's obesity epidemic is starting to catch up to the u.s. and so is the soaring demand for weight loss surgery. according to the british medical journal, there were ten times as
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many operations in 2007 as there were just seven years before. but britain's 2500 surgeries a year are just a fraction of the 220,000 performed yearly in the u.s. surgeons believe demand has jumped because more patients and doctors are recognizing the benefits. >> the impact on certain conditions such as diabetes can be virtually instantaneous. and then you've got the much longer term impact of the potential benefit that the patient might receive in terms of cardiovascular disease into the future. >> reporter: scientists say the procedure can reduce the risk of early death and cut health service costs. not everyone is eligible for the surgery, but 40% of adults in britain are already overweight, so demand is likely to grow along with waistlines. charlie d'agata, cbs news, london. >> there's more ahead on "the early show" and this cbs station. i'm betty nguyen.
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show" on this tuesday morning. the time is 8:00. it's already 81 degrees. >> with a little bit of humidity, too. you can feel it. >> yes, you can. >> welcome back to "the early show." i'm julie chen with harry and erica hill. coming up this hour as the u.s. open is under way we gave our superfan tyler mcgill a chance to rub elbows with tennis greats and to see what life is like as a ball boy. or as they now are calling it ball person. >> how very pc. >> that's a hard job. >> he's live at the tournament with his report this morning.
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>> plus the bedbug scare has just hit close to home for us. right? did you see carl's head? oh, my gosh. we've told you for months they are practically everywhere. one of our producers was bitten badly. he was on assignment. he had to go to the emergency room. he had 43 bites. yeah. say it. we'll talk to him. first to dave in north carolina with another check of the weather. dave, good morning. >> good morning to you guys. you know, it is so odd to look at the scenery right now. a gorgeous morning in cape hatteras. all eyes out towards the horizon, looking at the atlantic to see what's brewing out there. we're talking about earl, a category four storm, still might get to a five. that water very, very warm in the upper 80s to low 90s. we could see winds at that time 150 miles an hour. still some uncertainty.
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it all depends on the trough in the northern plains states to see if they can keep that trough offshore. now as we look back 24 hours, see what happened in puerto rico, four inches of rain flooding there. the speed, 13 miles per hour. direction is to the west. location 150 miles west northwest of san juan. winds up to 150 miles per hour look. at this path now. it kind of spins on in. it could just brush cape hatteras. it parallel the coast. then we look at cape cod as another hit point potentially. we're staying just offshore. tropical storm warnings puerto rico, british virgin islands, turks and caicos tropical storm watch for southern bahamas. keep in mind everybody, that tropical storm force winds extend about 200 miles from the center of this storm and hurricane-force winds about 70 miles. so it is a powerful big storm. the key is if it staysocity coast, we still have high tides
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an rough surf and beach erosion to worry about. that's a major concern especially going to a holiday weekend when so many people are on vacation. it is an issue of safety in the ocean. then the second concern is does this thing nudge on shore. i think we feel more confident it will stay out at this >> announcer: this weather report sponsored by chrysler. >> reporter: keep in mind the trough we're depending on to kehe sto >> announcer: this weather report sponsored by chrysler.
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>> keep in mine the trough we're depending on to keep the storm out to sea is causing major problems to the plains states. strong thunderstorms, could be severe this afternoon, minneapolis, green bay, sioux falls, waterloo iowa, temperatures in front of that trough 80 then 90 degrees behind it much cooler. betty, back to you in new york. we'll see you again in a couple of minutes from cape hatteras. >> we'll be watching the weather. thank you, deaf. president obama marks the official end of combat in iraq with a speech tonight. this is live baghdad some seven years after the u.s. invasion. terry mccarthy is there. good morning terry. >> reporter: good morning, betty. as president obama prepares announce the official end in his speech tonight, here in baghdad vice president biden has been doing the rounds to assure leaders that does not mean the u.s. is abandoning iraq.
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this morning vice president biden met nouri al maliki for two hours. one of his top priorities was to encourage the iraqi to accelerate the formation of a new government. iraq closely fought election but since then has been in a state of political deadlock. >> the vice president is over there trying to get the government formed. last time it took six months to form that government. i think we're making probing. the history and future of iraq will be shaped by the iraquis. >> it's been a hotter than normal summer in baghdad with temperatures frequently going above 120 degrees. frustration with the continuing lack of services and the inability of politicians to form a new government is growing. >> it's worse. because you know everything is bad. power, electricity, water, job, education, health, everything. >> reporter: iraquis have endured a tremendous amount in the past seven years, but now
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with u.s. help violence levels are subsiding, ordinary iraquis are increasingly demanding from their own politicians they do more to improve their standard of living. betty. >> cbs's terry mccarthy in baghdad. thank you. a programming note cbs news will have special coverage of president obama's oval office address tonight starting at 8:00 eastern. meanwhile four american service members were killed in afghanistan this morning. they were killed by a roadside bomb in the eastern part of the country. eighteen americans have been killed since saturday bringing this month's death toll to 53. also this morning two u.s. residents held in the netherlands for what u.s. officials say may have been a test run for a terrorist plot. the men were arrested after they landed in amsterdam yesterday. u.s. officials found watches and cell phones taped together in one man's luggage when it was checked in alabama. but he was allowed to continue with his trip. no charges have been filed, and it is unclear if this was a test run for a terrorist plot or a
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misunderstanding. now a follow-up to a story we first brought you yesterday. richard forsberg has been arrested by california police on suspicion of killing his wife. forsberg was taken into custody last night near palm springs after police got a tip. his wife marcia mysteriously vanished six months ago. richard forsberg disappeared last week after police questioned him, and he was considered a person of interest. it is seven minutes past the hour. now back to harry. >> all right betty, thanks. up next the plague of bedbugs hits close to home on "the early show." we'll hear why one of our own producers landed in the emergency room and what you can learn from his painful experience. that's coming up. [ male announcer ] with its 43 safety features, like the parkview rear back-up camera... hi, sweetie. there you are. [ male announcer ] ...electronic
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the epa is now warning desperate homeowners not to use dangerous outdoor pesticides and other powerful chemicals indoors. our own cbs news producer carl leibovitz was sent on assignment over the weekend. he came back with more than just a story. he joins us along with our dr. jennifer ashton. good morning all. >> good morning. >> carl you're in portland, oregon, you're staying in a hotel. what night was it? >> friday afternoon i started to get these like -- i felt like they were bites on me. i thought they were a mosquito bite. there were three of them. later on i started to notice up here in the shoulder there were more bites. sometime i went out and got benadryl, took benadryl went to sleep. i woke up at 6:30 in the morning on saturday morning. and when i woke up i'm like -- i've got bites all over me. i turn on the light and my pillow is covered in blood. and when i looked down at the pillow, there's blood everywhere. i feel on my head there's all these bites, and i start to freak out. i don't know what happened to
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me. >> sure. so you head to the emergency room. hold your hand still. i want to get a camera close-up there. dr. ashton will point it out. that's a nasty bite. you have 43 of them. >> my back shoulders, feet. >> you go to the emergency room in portland, what do they say? >> they say i'm not sure if it's an allergic reaction or bedbug. so they are not sure what it is. they gave me some prednisone and told me to go home. i get on the plane. it's the most painful plane ride all the way back to new york city. >> because you're i think. >> the doctor says don't scratch. if you scratch, you don't want toin affect them. >> whatever you do is don't scratch. >> all i felt like doing was scratching. >> you went back to the emergency room when you got to new york. >> i went back to the emergency room because the ones over here are turning to blisters and they are full of pus.
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i don't know what's going on. >> you walked in and they said oh, you had bedbugs. >> you can see one here there, there. they call it breakfast, lunch and dinner. three in a row. most of the bites on my body are all threes. >> is carl's reaction to these bugs fairly typical? >> it is harry. i think the really important point here. there's two critical things that carl told us about that people should remember. number one, this is not subtle. this is not one isolated bite. as disturbing as this image is you have to remember. there will not just be one bedbug. there will be many bedbugs and they tend to bite in clusters of three. that's it, there will be many. the second is they are painful. this isn't a really itch. they can really itch. everyone is different in terms of their reaction to any kind of bite. we know that, right, with mosquito bites. they can be quite painful. it's really not subtle. >> you know what one of the other aspects of this has got to be psychological.
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as this has grown in terms of news coverage i was down in the gulf coast i got a couple of mosquito bites and immediately thought i've got bedbugs. i'm turning my room upside down and everything else. there is a psychological factor to this as well. did it make you a little crazy? >> it made me -- when they told me it was bedbugs, at the emergency room they had me attached to a blood pressure machine. my blood pressure just skyrocketed. i went to like 154 over 111. they are trying to bring it down. they are like relax. at this point i cooperate relaxuldn't relax. i'm wondering what do i have to throw away. throw my clothes, suitcase away. they are telling me you have to put them in an airtight bag. i'm like i don't know from airtight bag. i've got bedbugs. they could be crawling on me. >> they did make you crazy. >> when i went home, totally
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skripd stripped naked outside my apartment and ran in and showered and then threw my clothes away. >> the neighbors said oh, he's got bedbugs. people are going to want to take this outside pesticide. there's a giant push to say we need stronger stuff to fight bedbugs. >> not a good idea. you don't want to take matters into your own hands as desperate as you feel. only use for bedbugs. a lot can be toxic. if they are toxic for bedbugs, they can be for pets kids and humans. >> thank you for your bravery and your broadcast. up next, our superfan tyler mcgill tries out life as a ball person. did the reality match his expectations? we'll find out when we come back. mcgill tries out life as a ball person at the u.s. open. did the reality match his expectations? we'll find out when we come back.
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the u.s. open is under way. the fourth of the grand slam major tennis tournaments. we sent our early so he contribute tore super fan tyler mcgill to check out one of the most important jobs at the event, and he joins us now from the billy jean king tennis center in queens, new york. good morning tyler. >> reporter: yes i'm here at the u.s. open. the grandest stage for american tennis. and tomorrow and the rest of this week, 256 of the world's most elite players will be vying for the right to be crowned champion. now, although i was number three on my high school tennis team, not too shabby i never quite made it as a player. so there was only one other option to get me on court. check it out. over the next two weeks, nearly 1 million people will file through these turn styles to watch stars like venous will yimts and roger federer compete for the top prizes in american tennis. more than 60,000 balls will be used before champions are crowned. keeping them in play are the
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unsung here rows of the u.s. open ball persons. each year, 400 men and women of all ages try out for the 80 available slots. this year i'm taking my shot. >> go right next to her, right next to her. no, not like that hands behind your back. >> reporter: helping me and five others prepare assistant director ball personnel kathy delaney. >> it's bait ofa bit of a blur. >> reporter: she's been running hopefuls ragged on these courts for 18 years. >> when you run out, come back and then throw from here. >> reporter: no one knows the ball boy game better than cathie. what eat worst thing you can do as a ball person? >> hit a player. the best people are doing they're focused, they're involved in the match, they're keeping track of the scores. >> reporter: i think i was in panic mode a little bit. >> this was times when you looked panic, the arms were
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flailing. >> reporter: i think that was like my big fear that i'd be running for a ball and just like eat it or something. how do you recover from that on national television? >> you don't. >> reporter: after two hours of intense training i felt ready. but before i could hit the court, there were a few things i needed to take care of. >> we do have a clean shay sven policy, so you'll have to lose the beard. >> reporter: how clean, like a tight razor barber shop cut? >> yep. >> reporter: cleanly shay sven primaried and proper looking ready to go, i traveled to new york city where some of tennis' bigger stars gave me a few tips. i'm tyler with cbs. i've been training to an ball boy and tomorrow i'm working my first match. my major goal is not blow it not get in the way of any of the players. any major no-nos?
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>> don't look at pretty girls in the stands. be aware. >> eye on the ball. >> i think it's important to run fast, throw the ball accurately and then there's not much you can go wrong. >> reporter: it's go time. match day had arrived and court assignments were given out. this is the crew right here. and it's a business humbling every one of these 14, 15 year olds have more experience than me. are you nervous at all? today is my first time. >> probably like the first point. you pray not to mess occupy your first point. >> i fell down in the middle of the court first actually. dead serious. so you can't do any worse than me. >> i'm going to court fourth. caterina is the crew chief. you have chris, tyler. >> reporter: with my six man crew shekted, it was time to get to work. i got be honest i'm a little more nervous than i thought i'd be. but soon my nerves set and my game kicked in.
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got done with the first match. went okay. a couple minor errors, but i feel strong. after my time on the court, i came away with a new appreciation for those who serve this game. and always keep their eyes on the ball. julie, it was an amazing, amazing experience. and although it was a little bit tougher than i thought, i feel like i'm ready. i want to do the finals. what do you think? >> you looked good out there, but be honest, was it hard keeping up with the 14 and 15-year-olds? because you looked a little bit old. >> reporter: i think you just called me old on national television. i feel like a spring buck in this outfit. younger kids were fast but there's a guy who was a rookie last year who is almost 60. so i still think i was quick enough out there. >> and what was the lesson you learned out of this whole experience? >> reporter: when you're on court with these guys, they're training, their power, their
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good morning. i'm betty nguyen. there's more ahead on "the early show" and this cbs station. first, though, a new tool in the fight against cellulite. the fda has approved a machine that blasts away the fat. ashley morrison reports. >> reporter: lisa likes wearing shorts, but she didn't like showing off the cellulite on the back of her legs. >> no matter how much you work out, it just starts to form. >> reporter: lisa's undergoing a new technology called reaction. it's the first device that combines existing therapies to treat cellulite and fat and tighten the skin. >> a better overall result with fewer treatments. >> reporter: the treatment uses both traditional radio frequency energy to heat the skin and
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vacuum therapy to increase blood flow to the area. >> heating will cause the collagen to shorten and tighten the skin or causes a controlled injury to the fat and causes the fat to disappear. >> reporter: but reaction technology will put a dent in your wallet. it costs about $2500 for a six week treatment and insurance won't cover it. doctors say it usually takes a few visits to see the effects. some patients might bruise or feel minor discomfort. >> it just felt like someone was giving me a massage with heat. >> reporter: lisa is on her last treatment and says she definitely sees an improvement. >> i'm not as self-conscious. >> reporter: to keep her newly improved thighs, lisa will need maintenance treatments once or twice a year. doctors warn that nothing can reshape the body completely. ashley morrison for cbs news, new york.
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in britain, obesity is on the rise and that has triggered a ten-fold increase in weight loss surgeries in the last seven years and in some cases the government is picking up the tab. cbs' charlie d'agata reports. >> reporter: joanne brooks' weekly shopping list has changed dramatically since she had weight loss surgery. so has her body. this is her in 2006 before she lost 91 pounds. surgeons shrank her stomach by fitting a band around it. and she didn't pay a penny. britain's national health service covered the cost. >> i don't see why people shouldn't have some support to lead a more emotionally stable and physically healthier active life. >> reporter: britain's obesity epidemic is starting to catch up to the u.s. and so is the soaring demand for weight loss surgery. according to the british medical journal, there were ten times as many operations in 2007 as there
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were just seven years before. but britain's 2500 surgeries a year are just a fraction of the 220,000 performed yearly in the u.s. surgeons believe demand has jumped because more patients and doctors are recognizing the benefits. >> the impact on certain conditions such as diabetes can be virtually instantaneous. and then you've got the much longer term impact of the potential benefit that the patient might receive in terms of cardiovascular disease into the future. >> reporter: scientists say the procedure can reduce the risk of early death and cut health service costs. not everyone is eligible for the surgery, but 40% of adults in britain are already overweight, so demand is likely to grow along with waistlines. charlie d'agata, cbs news, london. >> there's more ahead on "the early show" and this cbs station. i'm betty nguyen.
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welcome back to "the early show." before we do anything else, i want to give a shout out to our friends from men's warehouse. they have a big drive going there. you go in there and you donate a suit and they make sure it goes to someone out looking for a job. so a good deal. >> this is really great. >> well done. you're well suited. >> oh. >> interested in save something money in matt blashaw of diy fame is here to help you get your house ready -- are you ready for this? fall and winter. >> already? >> before you know it we'll be saying merry christmas. >> in our coats freezing out
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here on the plaza warmed by the crowds. >> he's got easy and affordable fixeses that can lower your energy bill as lot. also, men pay special attention to this one. if you want to spice things up in your bedroom you might want to engage in something called choreplay. not foreplay choreplay. we'll explain how helping out with a mop or a vacuum around the house could readlead to a clean sweep in the sex department. and shifting gears a little bit, an important warning about recalled products. what you may not realize is some of those products stay on store shelves, they could be sitting in your home all of them pose a number of dangers to your family. susan koeppen is here with a cautionary tale and some really really important advice. >> very good. let's go back to dave though in north carolina a final check and another update on big earl. good morning, dave.
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>> reporter: good morning to you, harry. looks gorgeous here and it will be today and into tomorrow but things will begin to change. the concern not so much a hit from this storm, but a graze which go is going to keep the ocean waters churning violently. we'll get to that in a little while. in the meantime, let's take a look around the country. scattered showers to the pacific northwest. temperatures nice and cool in the 60s and 70s. as you head to the southwest, it's hot and dry. 80s and 90s. northern plain states, that trough bringing strong thunderstorms into tonight. twin cities sections of wisconsin, into south dakota and iowa, watch it. southern plain, you'll see scattered isolated thunderstorms. it will be on the sticky side temperatures in the mid-90s. northeast, hot and dry, you're in the middle of a heat wave. let's take a look at the hurricane, big earl as harry call it is. it still has time to strengthen. it's a category 4 now. it seems like it will stay offshore.
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we'll watch areas like cape hatteras and then up into cape cod. again, we're watching the trough in the northern plain states to try to push this thing or hold it away. one shift to the east though, and it changes the story. puerto rico saw four inches of rain. right now the speed about 13 miles an hour. direction to the west. location 150 miles to the north/northwest of san juan with winds up wards of 135 miles per hour and tropical storm force winds extending just about 2 miles.
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. >> reporter: we're also keeping an eye owe fionna. looks like that tracks more like danielle. we're not worried about a threat to labtd until of a territory holiday weekend and we think that may veer out into the atlantic again and again 40-miles-per-hour winds right now. make it a great day. erica, back to you in new york. there are thousands of danger arerous consumer products sighting in homes all across america. many of those items can also be found for sale on line at a tag sale. they're all recalled products that have gone unnoticed, but they pose a serious threat to your safety. susan koeppen is here with the story. and you probably don't think to check this when you buy something used. >> absolutely. it definitely slips through the crack. there are hundreds of recalls every year. many of these recalls fall through the cracks and that can happen deadly consequences.
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>> reporter: . >> danny was always happy. >> reporter: when the parents of danny dropped him off at daycare, they had no idea he would lose his life to a dangerous product being used in the facility. >> i don't think any parent ever thinks that it's snag will happen to their child. >> reporter: danny had been napping in a crip like this one when the side collapsed, catching his neck and suffocating him. as it turns out that crib had been recalled five years earlier. >> we really couldn't believe it. we just couldn't understand how such a deadly crib could be in a licensed daycare in the city of chicago. >> reporter: every year, the consumer products safety commission issues nearly 500 recalls involving millions of products. >> the biggest recall of baby cribs -- >> this morning 1 million baby slings are being recalled. >> there's major recall -- >> reporter: unfortunately many consumers never get those recall messages leaving dangerous productses lingering in homes or up for sale on the internet. >> recalled products being on the market is a big problem.
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>> reporter: this undercover federal investigator who asked us not to show her face scans the internet to a daily basis looking for recalled items. >> if it is one product, it's one too many. >> reporter: selling a recalled product is against federal law. last year alone, the consumer products safety commission shut down nearly 1,000 on online auctions involving recalled items. but even with investigators cracking down, it's not hard to find dangerous items for sale. >> this is a recalled baby sling. >> reporter: in fact, we found several including this crib which was recalled several monthing ago and these lawn darts that have been banned since 1988. sglun suspects consumers are purchasing or taking these products and they're recalled. >> reporter: to help consumers learn about recall manufacturers are now required to include registration cards with infant and toddler products like cribs and high claires. if there's a recall consumers will be personally notified. it's known as danny's law.
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named after little danny kasar. >> with his absence, our family is never going to be complete. i guess we have this cause instead of our son. this is his legacy. >> and consumers are encouraged to fill out those registration cards as soon as they buy a proukt pro duct. you can also sign up for recall alerts ss at recalls.gov. >> if you didn't buy the product initially, if you don't have that card to fill out, same website to check and see? >> if you're shopping at a resale shop or or getting a hand me down or you're going to the garage stale or shopping online check the product at recalls.gov to see if it's been recalled. it's very easy to dido saernlg. >> why was she shadowed if she's trying to help bring this to light? >> she goes in to stores as well. she go this is and looks for
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recalled products that are for sale. >> it all makes sense. susan, thanks. it's a radical concept. pitching in with chores at home can lead to more sex. we decided to visit one couple to see if choreplay really is the new foreplay. >> reporter: like many married couples, mark and alisa rarely have time to relax. >> my wife puts in probably 08 hours of week at work and i put in probably 55 to 60. >> reporter: mark run as small business while alisa juggles a career maintains the home and cares for their 6-year-old daughter. eventually their busy schedules began take a toll on their sex life. >> when i was yoefrp well himmed, we rnt having sex at all. if you asked me if i cared no, i don't care. >> if she's very distracted, she's not interested in sex. >> reporter: to save their sexless marriage, mark
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introduced a new kind of foreplay called choreplay. the theory is that women are turned on when their male partner pitches in with household duties. so mark went to work. the result? less stress, more sex. >> it made a difference because we've learned how to make each other happy. and because we're both happier the house work is getting done and the sex is happening, too. >> reporter: both agree that choreplay is one of the secrets to their happy union. the division of labor, well that's still up for debate. >> i would say it's been 70/30 for about a year or two. where my wife certainly does some things on a regular basis, but for the most part do i quite a bit more. >> he thinks he does 70%? that's okay. you know it's really okay. i'm just happy that he does anything. in my mind there's nothing sexier than a man with a tool belt a baby and a vacuum. >> joining us now is sex
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therapist ian kerner who recently broke about choreplay. and nicole beland executive editor of cosmopolitan magazine. good morning to you both. ian, let me begin with you. what does choreplay say about the state of relationships today? >> i think it's great. because traditionally women often did two job, they did the job that they went off to work to do and then they came home and dealt with all the house work. and that build ass a lot of ill will. so the concept of men pitching in, there have been studies that have shown that women have to be able to relax and disconnect and let go. and one of the main things women stress about is all of that house work. so i think a guy who embraces choreplay as opposed to some other forms of foreplay has a better chance of scoring in the bedroom. >> nicole, i see you nodding. you totally agree chore play is a good thing?
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>> women still do on average five hours more of household a week than men do, but men are realizing if their wife comes home and plays the role of mom and housekeeper and cook, she's for the needs down time to relax to remember she's a sense all person. >> does it work for all couples? >> the idea of pitching in should work. the danger is you can't -- a guy can't assume i'm going to go watch some additions and now i'm expecting some nookie. . it doesn't work that way. we're talking about taking the concept of foreplay out of bedroom and really beginning outside of the bedroom with the activities that help create a foundation for inside the bedroom. i've met plenty of guys who have written to me who say i do everything around the house, i do all the dishes i take care
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of the kids and it still doesn't lead it sex. so i don't think it's -- >> who are those guys? it's not a magic but let, but it's true when i come home at night and the house clean and everything looks great, i'm like, oh i can sit down have a glass of red wine and i look at my husband and it really does enable a woman to relax and say, okay now i'm in the mood to be sexy. but if i come home and the house is a mess then -- >> so what i'm hearing is it's basically freeg up time. is that the bottom line? >> you can take care for us for to you do a yoga class, to pamper yourself. >> but for women to really enjoy sex, to relax and disconnects, parts of the female brain associated with stress need to deactivate. so if a woman is stressed out about all the dishes and all the stuff with the kids that part of her brain is not going to deactivate. >> so let me ask you this. what if your spouse helps out but he doesn't get all the food off the dishes? you do the chore, but you don't did them as well as a woman
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would do them. >> women need to let go of that. do i think that we strive for perfection. we're too hard on ourselves when it comes to chores and then we become it too hard on our houses. but i think women have to come halfway here and just realize that if he's going to do it that's wonderful and great and don't be too picky. you have to let go. >> that's a good point. how do you goat thatuyou introduce this into a conversation with a spouse? >> when men get angry, they tend to lash out. women when they get angry, they often sit on their emotions in self self-silence. >> we stew. >> so i think a guy has to know you know, if you're just sort of slacking off sitting on the couch watching tv and your wife is up and around and trying to take care of the house and clean, you better start a process of communication and really start dividing up some of those tasks that need to be done. >> and it has to come from the guy, i think, because if you as
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the woman are like if you would help out more around here it would really help me that just gets interpreted as nagging. and i don't want to nag. so i do think it sort of has to be the man who takes the initiative. >> reare we basically bartering chores for sex here? >> not exactly but, yes. >> ian? >> i don't think a guy should go into this thinking that he's going to trade chores for sex but ste want to pitch in and i think he'll find he's happier in the bedroom. >> thank you both. and now let's head outside to harry. fall is not far off, so it's time to start getting your home ready for cooler weather. matt blashaw host of diy network's money hunters has some easy ways to save big bucks on your energy bills. i can't believe we're out here, it's august, it's going to be 90 degrees today, but here we are with a caulking gun. >> we need the cool weather. >> now is the time to do it.
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>> our home leaks air. we got to stop that air from coming in the house so it stays nice and warm inside. we got to find the leaks in order to do that. how? and i have cool little tool for you. this is a thermal leak detector. >> cool. >> let me show you how it works. the best time to do this is in the wintertime when it's really cold outside. we'll start, we'll turn it on. we'll get a reference point. and you see actually the light -- i don't know if you can see it from there, but the light turns green. that means we're good. go along the window there -- >> as long as it's green, green is good. oh blue. >> we turned blue. so we're about 77 degrees. we lost about eight degrees. so we know there's a leak there. >> so this is a place -- >> that's where caulking comes into play. it's good to use the right kind of caulking. what kind of moisture or
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temperature you'll have. >> there's a little leftover i'm sorry. >> what you got use, the finger. put it up, made a nice seal. it will keep it nice and air tight. that will run you about $10. >> really smart, easy way to do it. especially around window sills. >> also too, you can use weather stripping like i did here in between a window frame and the window sill. again, windows and doors, will save you 20% on your heating and cooling. >> amazing if you went through the whole hole and you found all the leaks, it's just like having a giant window open. >> it's crazy. the small leaks do count. especially with the door. door can get really drafty. >> so you have some weather stripping in here. >> i put up a threshold. cut this down really easy to install, the wood screws or
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concrete anchors. it make as nice tight seal. if you don't have enough room, you can always put a door sweep on. it goes right on to the front, screw it down just like that. >> and here's the rubber part here. >> and really easy to install. this will run you about 10 bucks. >> i like a lot. >> you're talking about small stuff. now small holes do count. they can add up to really really big holes. so where the copper comes in to your house or the electrical comes in that makes a difference. what you want to use is a minimal expanding foam. >> minimal expanding. >> there's one for window and door or the big ones which expand ten times. huge, which can knock windows out of place. you don't want to use this. this is for an inch or smaller gap. so shake that up. shoot it in there. that's good. you don't need that much. >> and you need that tool that
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is not sold in stores again, you need that whole thing finger thing. >> this is a very expensive tool. yi it a i use it a lot. that will make a big difference. >> what's this for? >> that's to sand it off after. it will expand a little so sand to smooth it off. outlet switch plates another big place. at that time face plate off just like that. i got you this foam gasket. already pre-cut out for your outlets. >> there's even room for the screw to go through there. >> just like that. and then we throw our face plate on just like that. you got the screw there. >> because if you took that little thermal finder around and you went to those outlets in your house you would be shocked. >> you won't believe the stuff that comes in. and i picked up a bag of these for five bucks. it will do ten plates for you. >> we hear about this all the
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time about really updating your thermostat. is it hard to do? >> it's really easy. a lot of people think it's scary. let me show you. a digital they were at that time, too,time thermt stat will save you about 180 bucks a year. as long as you program it. so this is the old one. let me show you how to install it. pop it off just like that. you'll have the wires that are in the terminals. got it unscrew those. pop it off the wall. you won't be using velcro of course. >> probably not. >> this is what you'll have. it will look like four different colored wires. here's a big tip. not every heating and cooling unit works with every digital thermostat. so get the stock number and the model number. what you want to do is you want to pop the new face plate in. >> and it tells you the colors right on the box. >> absolutely. so just plug it in.
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pop the digital term stathermostat on and you are good to go. >> appreciate it. as always. for more on these home earlyshow.cbsnews.com. we'll be right back. you're watching "the early show" on c
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want to thank all the people coming by this morning. a good crowd out there. a reminder for you. you can watch the president's address from the oval office tonight at 8:00 7:00 central, right here on cbs as the united states is finished now with we'll put it in quotation marks combat operations in iraq. it's been a long long road. >> we'll be watching that this evening. >> can i ask you a question real quick? when does your show go on this
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good morning. i'm betty nguyen. there's more ahead on "the early show" and this cbs station. first, though, a new tool in the fight against cellulite. the fda has approved a machine that blasts away the fat. ashley morrison reports. >> reporter: lisa likes wearing shorts, but she didn't like showing off the cellulite on the back of her legs. >> no matter how much you work out, it just starts to form. >> reporter: lisa's undergoing a new technology called reaction. it's the first device that combines existing therapies to treat cellulite and fat and tighten the skin. >> a better overall result with fewer treatments. >> reporter: the treatment uses both traditional radio frequency energy to heat the skin and
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vacuum therapy to increase blood flow to the area. >> heating will cause the collagen to shorten and tighten the skin or causes a controlled injury to the fat and causes the fat to disappear. >> reporter: but reaction technology will put a dent in your wallet. it costs about $2500 for a six week treatment and insurance won't cover it. doctors say it usually takes a few visits to see the effects. some patients might bruise or feel minor discomfort. >> it just felt like someone was giving me a massage with heat. >> reporter: lisa is on her last treatment and says she definitely sees an improvement. >> i'm not as self-conscious. >> reporter: to keep her newly improved thighs, lisa will need maintenance treatments once or twice a year. doctors warn that nothing can reshape the body completely. ashley morrison for cbs news, new york.
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in britain, obesity is on the rise and that has triggered a ten-fold increase in weight loss surgeries in the last seven years and in some cases the government is picking up the tab. cbs' charlie d'agata reports. >> reporter: joanne brooks' weekly shopping list has changed dramatically since she had weight loss surgery. so has her body. this is her in 2006 before she lost 91 pounds. surgeons shrank her stomach by fitting a band around it. and she didn't pay a penny. britain's national health service covered the cost. >> i don't see why people shouldn't have some support to lead a more emotionally stable and physically healthier active life. >> reporter: britain's obesity epidemic is starting to catch up to the u.s. and so is the soaring demand for weight loss surgery. according to the british medical journal, there were ten times as many operations in 2007 as there were just seven years before.
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but britain's 2500 surgeries a year are just a fraction of the 220,000 performed yearly in the u.s. surgeons believe demand has jumped because more patients and doctors are recognizing the benefits. >> the impact on certain conditions such as diabetes can be virtually instantaneous. and then you've got the much longer term impact of the potential benefit that the patient might receive in terms of cardiovascular disease into the future. >> reporter: scientists say the procedure can reduce the risk of early death and cut health service costs. not everyone is eligible for the surgery, but 40% of adults in britain are already overweight, so demand is likely to grow along with waistlines. charlie d'agata, cbs news, london. >> there's more ahead on "the early show" and this cbs station. i'm betty nguyen. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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