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today, peanuts. >> another beautiful peanuts tie. how about that? >> have a great day. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> good grief! good morning. to our view ners the west. it is friday, december 20th, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." snow, flooding rain, and the threat of tornadoes. the storm facing millions heading home for the holidays. how did thieves pull off a major security breach at target? intelligence insider john miller with new details. plus, what's next for millions of victims. and the "duck dynasty" scandal grows. will the stars walk away from the hit reality show? but we begin this morning with today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> ice, snow, heavy rain. >> winter weather threatens to cause a holiday headache. >> storms are raging across some
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30 states. >> this impact being felt across utah. snow and ice made for a mess. >> it's blamed for three bus crashes. in central london part of the roof fell on the audience in the apollo theater during a play. new trouble for target. the hacker nightmare threaten to go drive away holiday shoppers during the busiest time of the year. >> it will allow some americans whose insurance policies have been canceled to purchase bare bones insurance at the last minute. >> the controversy of the anti-gay remarks is hardly over. >> a & e, they were absolute wrong on this one. >> mariah carey is in hot water
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because she performed for a dictator. >> made a million bucks on that show. in south carolina, a terrifying ride. a bus driver loses control. two teachers ran to the rescue. >> all that -- >> ryan o'neal will get to keep andy warhol's portrait of farrah fawcett. dennis rodman back in north korea. the worm spent time watching and teaching north korean basketball players. >> -- and all that matters -- >> this is really a sophisticated operation. nobody knows quite sure how they did it. >> a store spokesperson said maybe we shouldn't have named ourselves target. >> a rare glimpse into the lives of the royals during a phone-hacking trial. >> you know what this means. queen selfies. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this
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morning." good morning, norah. >> good morning, charlie. welcome back. >> i feel better. millions of americans heading home for the holidays could face a travel mess this weekend. new snow is already causing traffic problems in the pacific northwest this morning. 5 inches of snow is expected outside of seattle by tomorrow. >> in utah snow and ice cut power to thousands of families and closed the salt lake city international airport for more than two hours thursday. and winter weather in minnesota is making its way east this morning. much of the nation faces a mixture of rain, snow, and ice. parts of the south could see tornadoes, meteorologist megan glaros of our chicago station wbbm is tracking it all. >> norah and charlie, looking at storms that will travel through the eastern parts of the country. it will be a very busy weekend for many.
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we see freezing rain in parts of chicago but by tomorrow it's flooding rain for parts of the ohio valley and heavy snow potentially from missouri to iowa, wisconsin, and stretching up into canada. but it could be an ice situation for those of you up in upper new england. what i see is there is the potential for severe weather down to the southern states, the deep south, anywhere from tennessee could see strong winds and tornadoes in the red shaded area, but the northern extent of the storm system could bring anything from flooding rains to ice accumulation to very heavy snowfall. could be as much as 6 to 12 inches of snowfall just north and west of chicago while at the same time on sunday looking at record warmth from d.c. to new york where temperatures could be in the 60s and 70s. charlie? norah? >> all right, megan, thank you. harry reid is in the hospital this morning. a spokesman says the 74-year-old democrat wasn't feeling well overnight. doctors are keeping him for observation, but he's said to be alert and feeling better.
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his office says tests show everything is normal. reid had a mild stroke in 2005. he will not be working today as his senate wraps up its pre-holiday work. and monday is the deadline for americans to buy health insurance if they want to have coverage under the affordable care act by january 1st. this morning the white house is making some last-minute changes to the law. it will now offer a cheaper alternative for people who lost their insurance because of new obama care requirements. bill plante is at the white house. bill, good morning. so why this change? all right. >> reporter: this opens the door for almost anyone shut out of the marketplace to get what's meant to healthy younger people. kathleen sebelius will plain is in about an hour. in the latest change to the already complex and controversial health care law, millions of americans whose insurance policies were recently canceled may now qualify for the catastrophic plans regardless of their age. it's a bare bones option which comes with lower premiums but
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which provides more limited benefits. it's designed to cover unusually high medical costs after the patient pays big deductibles required by law. in a letter by senators who pushed for the rule, kathleen sebelius called the option the smoothest transition possible for americans whose plans were canceled for failing to meet obamacare's requirements. the move comes in response to concerns by americans like a 56-year-old who lost her insurance plan. she said the government needed to do something. >> we would actually like to have catastrophic insurance. that's exactly what we would take, but they don't give us that option. >> reporter: without the exemption her family was considering going without coverage. >> i'd rather pay the fine than spend a lot of money than have a health care plan that really isn't going to do much for me or my husband. >> reporter: but the health care
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insurance industry is now raising concerns about the latest administration policy shift. a national advocacy group representing insurers issued a statement saying thislatest rule change could cause significant instability in the marketplace and lead to further disruption for consumers. the question, how many will this new rule affect. the administration says fewer than a half million. insurers fear that it could mean millions more, and there's a lot of upset about what the administration has done at the last minute. charlie, norah? >> all right, bill. thank you. and thousands of target customers are telling the retail chain they are outraged by a giant security breach. it is the second largest credit card theft in american history. >> target says information of more than a million accounts was stolen. the theft began before thanksgiving and lasted for weeks. cbs correspondent john miller is a former fbi director. good morning. >> good morning. >> what do we know more about this?
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>> as the case is developing -- attribution is the hardest part of the cyber crime. it's not going to be picked up on security cameras and no one to identify his face. so far the direction is heading toward southeast asia and around vietnam. that's a bit of a surprise because usually these things are developed out of eastern europe, russian countries, you know, where there's a proliferation of hackers. but you also in attribution have to look at just because that's where the server ends up, is that really where the end user is. that's where they are right now. >> one fascination is it could be around vietnam, southeast asia. number two, how did they get into the sysem? 40 million people. >> so what this is is -- this has been done before. if you go back to the 2006 t.j. maxx case, that's when you can unpack and understand. they're sitting in the parking lot. all the cash registers where you
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swipe it in the little credit card machine, that's going wireless to a server. think of a building that has a thousand doors. it's hard to protect that. they're trying to pick up the wireless encryption and get through that. in the end t.j. maxx updated its encryption security but they stole a lot in this case. what they're doing is they're tunnelling right into the servers and getting to the data that's coming out of those machines. so this is fairly sophisticated. that said, there are tools out there like the black box exploit kit that you can rent for $20 on a one-day license that are favorites of hackers that will attack a fire wall until it gets through into the network. you can program it to bring you what you're looking for, whether that's power point presentations, if you're stealing intellectual property or in this case the form of credit card numbers. >> once they get the numbers, what do they do with them? how do they use them? monetize them?
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>> let's talk about these guys as a supermarket -- a theft superstore. so these guys are on the whole sale end. they'll take 40 million credit card numbers and they will bundle them into groups of 10,000, 20,000 and say you can have them for a dollar a piece, 50 cents apiece, depending on volume. those people then have to develop the identity around that. a lot of that is done by social engineering. that's us. this is our own fault. they go to our facebook page, get our date of birth. then they associate an address with that and put together the rest of the i.d. you need to purchase the rest of the credit card purchase. >> we know the secret service and fbi are involved in there. are there other operations that might also be involved given that this is coming from southeast asia? you know what i'm saying. the nsa or anybody else.
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>> the nsa does a lot of work on the foreign side. it's not out of the question they would be helping with that attribution piece. >> john, thank you. a secret service investigation finds that last year's prostitution scandal was a one-time event. it rocked the agency. nancy cordes has a copy of the report that will officially be released today. she's on capitol hill. nancy, good morning. >> good morning to you, charlie and norah. and our viewers in the west. we were able to be obtain a copy last knight. what the inspector general wanted to do was determine whether there was a larger cultural problem at the secret service. and so they reached out to thousands of secret service employees to get their take. when then secret service director mark sullivan testified to congress shortly after the incident he apologized, insisted appropriate action had been taken, but added cartagena was an isolated circumstance. >> this is not a culture issue or systemic issue with us.
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>> the new inspector general report backs this claim. while it found examples of individual employees engaging in inappropriate behavior, it concluded that misconduct within the agency was not widespread. questions surrounding the culture of the agency were prevalent following last year's incident in colombia. agents brought prostitutes back to their hotel following a night of heavy drinking. it was the same hotel the president would stay at just five days later. the scandal was uncovered after a fight occurred in the hallway of a hotel when a prostitute claimed she was not properly compensated. the report polled thousands of members of the secret service. they were asked whether they had witnessed any of the behaviors displayed in cartagena on other occasions. had they seen colleagues engage in excessive drinking or conduct that could cause security concerns. 8% admitted to knowing
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colleagues paid for sex. the report confirms 14 incidents in the last five years where secret service employees solicited prostitutes. still of the more than 2,500 employees polled, 83% said they were not aware of anyone engaging in these behaviors. the report that revealed that some of the agents who were caught in cartagena mistakenly believed that one-night stands were allowed under the code of conduct based on briefings they had received. charlie and norah? >> all right, nancy. thank you. and the u.s. marine who served in iraq and afghanistan is facing discharge this morning for taking more than 100 classified documents apparently to write a book. this is an update to a story we reported on in october. major jason brezler was being investigated for sending classified document on his personal e mail. military investigators recommend an honorable discharge. he has ten days to appeal that.
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hundreds of theatergoers faced the collapse of a ceiling last night. it injured nearly 80 people and panicked the entire audience. charlie d'agata is outside the apollo theater in london. good morning, charlie. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. we spoke to officials this morning who told us that they say 100 square foot chunk of ceiling and some supporting timbers fell four or five stories on to the audience below. structural engineers have been inside and say it's safe necessary for the investigation to begin. one area they're looking into is whether torrential rain may have had something to do with it. eyewitnesses describe scenes of chaos and panic as the ceiling cracked, crumbled, and then collapsed onto the audience. >> it was, crash, that quickly, and then it was -- as soon as it hit the floor, a massive pile of dust straight up. you couldn't see anything in front of the balcony. >> i can't imagine what it was like down there.
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must have been horrible down there. >> reporter: down below where chunks of plaster from the ornate ceiling rained down during a packed performance of "a curious incident of a dog in the nighttime" with more than 700 people inside. a nearby theater became a triage. police commandeered three london buses to shuttle some of the injured to the hospital. >> as far as we know, the roof collapsed above us, and think -- i just -- i got a bang on the head. the next thing i know i was in the foyer. >> reporter: aerial footage this morning shows that the roof itself is intact, but some witnesses said water from a heavy thunderstorm had been dripping from the ceiling moments before the collapse. the london fire brigade says it clears what happened but it's too early to tell yet why it's happened. >> fire crews left the scene. our work is essentially done. the scene is now safe, ready for investigations to take place.
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>> reporter: city laws require that rooftops of theaters like these are inspected once every three years. the city council who's responsible say they believe this is an isolated incident. charlie and norah? >> all right. charlie, thank you. the father of a diplomat in new york is coming to his daughter's defense this morning. she is accused of lying on a visa application and paying her housekeeper and nanny much less than minimum wage. her father says the maid was treated like family. >> it's leaving diplomats in india in furor. margaret brennan has more. >> good morning to our viewers out west. the house keeper remains in hiding here in the u.s.. departments have taken measures to shield her. they've even gone so far as to bring her family from india here to the u.s. in order to protect them from retaliation.
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anti-american protests continued across india thursday, and the government demanded a u.s. apology for the arrest of diplomat devyani khobragade. last week she was charged with visa fraud and underpaying her indian housekeeper. khobragade was then strip-searched by u.s. marshals and held in jail for four hours before being released on bond. the anger in india has swirled around the treatment of the diplomat, not the housekeeper. foreign ministry spokesman -- >> there is only one victim in this case, that victim is devyani khobragade. >> reporter: the indian government issued a warrant for the house keeper's arrest. >> my client did not steal from the diplomat. she left with essentially the clothes on her back. >> reporter: dana sussman is the housekeeper's lawyer. >> my client is frustrated with how this case has been portrayed in the media and how the indian government has responded.
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this case is not about a strip search. this case is about someone who lied to the u.s. government in order to obtain a visa for a worker. >> reporter: the state department told the indian government that it is reviewing those details. an attempt to smooth over this diplomatic rift. so far even a statement of regret from secretary of state john kerry was deemed not good enough. the u.s. is concerned about retaliation now against american diplomats, and this isn't the first time that a diplomat has been accused of abusing the privilege of bringing household help here into the u.s., but usually these matters are handled discreetly, and that did not happen in this case. >> all right, margaret. thank you. time to show you some of the morning headlines. a general was forced out of his
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post after a rowdy trip to russia this morning. an investigation found he drank too much and got too involved with two suspicious women. politico says the senate settled a long-standing argument over presidential nominations. senators will vote on most of the nominees before going home for christmas, but the confirmation vote for janet yellen will have to wait until january. in russia the moscow times looks at the opponent of putin. he was freed this morning after a presidential pardon. he spent the last ten years in prison for alleged embezzlement and tax evasion. and "the seattle times" says catholic high school students are rallying around their ousted vice principal. mike was either quit or fired after marrying his male partner. it is legal but opposed by the church. hundreds of children walked out of school yesterday in protest. high pressure now building in overhead. the skies are clear and it is
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cold in spots. some freezing temperatures showing up in the valleys this morning. but clear skies going to continue today and by the afternoon, the temperatures going to be a little bit warmer outside. but that whole ridge of high pressure building in for the weekend should make for some beautiful weather. temperatures in the 50s and low 60s today over the weekend going to be a little warmer and above average staying dry through christmas day. >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by macy's.
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right now getting into san francisco so you know we are getting closer and closer to a holiday. and overall looks good across the span. here's a live look outside at the nimitz freeway northbound 880 also a touch lighter than normal if you are heading up towards your downtown oakland exits. westbound 80 by university avenue in berkeley that accident cleared to the right- hand shoulder a little sluggish on westbound 80 through the berkeley area but no problems once you get to emeryville. mass transit is on time. here's lawrence. >> a lot of sunshine outside but some very cold temperatures in spots. freezing in some areas. that cold air sitting overhead all behind that system that swept through yesterday but beautiful sunshine all the way to the coastline. we are going to be looking good as we'll see sunny skies and high pressure building in today bringing sunshine even for the weekend. and this ridge is going to camp out for some time. in fact, probably going to keep things dry through christmas day. temperatures 27 degrees in santa rosa. 32 freezing in concord, 39 in san jose. ch this a highs will be in the 50s and a couple of low 60s. lots of sunshine for the weekend. suba
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this is a big story. a & e suspended phil robertson after he made anti-gay comments. the head of a & e said i am shocked that an old bearded deer hunter who lives with his family in the bayou did not have progressive views on the gay people. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up this half hour, a minister ordered to leave his ministry because he conducted a same-sex wedding for his son. the minister talked to us about deliberately violating church rules. >> plus he was the most celebrated name in nascar. more than a decade after the nascar world lost dale earnhardt, a piece of history raised again. you're going to meet the driver putting number 3 back on the
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track again. that's ahead. the future of "duck dynasty" is in question this morning. the family is threatening to walk off the program. ben tracy reports on a new twist after the controversial interview. >> reporter: the duck call on the show "duck dynasty" might be silenced. late thursday the head of the family made a statement after phil robertson made homophobic statements to a magazine. they said we have had a successful relationship with a & e but as a family we can't imagine going forward without our patriarch at the helm. we're in discussions with a & e with what the future holds. >> ducks are like women in that they don't like a lot of mud on their butts. >> reporter: he called gays
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sinners and reported african-americans were happier in the pre-civil rights era. robertson has responded to widespread criticism saying, quote, i would never treat anyone with disrespect because they're different than me and now lawmakers and certain pundits are coming to robertson's defense including rush limbaugh. >> excuse me for just a second but who's being discriminated against here except phil robertson? who just lost a job because of his religious beliefs? >> reporter: others think robertson's freedom of speech rights have been violated. >> this is all about freedom of speech. so many families have spilled blood and treasure to guarantee phil robertson and everybody else's right to voice personal opinions and once that freedom is lost, everything else is lost. >> if you don't like what he said, flip the channel. that's what's so great with america. you don't have to agree with everyone but everyone's got their right to an opinion, especially a religious opinion. >> reporter: a & e says free
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speech doesn't justify hate speech. >> it results in bullying or homophobic or racist views. >> reporter: phil robertson's fans will see him in the upcoming season. most episodes have already been taped. the a & e! network have not fired robertson probably because "duck dynasty" is its most lucrative shows but also its merchandise tied in at almost $4 million. >> it's a bump in the road toward another ratings bonanza. and let me tell you, when "duck dynasty" back on january 14th, everybody's going to be watching. >> reporter: but now that the family is threatening to boycott its own show, a & e may have derailed its own dynasty. ben tracy, cbs news, los angeles. and this morning new mexico is now the 17th state along with washington, d.c., to allow
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same-sex marriage. the supreme court ruled that couples have the constitutional right to marry regardless of their sexual orientation. thursday's ruling came on the same day that a pennsylvania pastor was defrocked. he officiated at the wedding of his son who is guy. terrell brown is here this morning. good morning. >> good morning to you. the methodist church is the largest with about 8 million members and like the rest of the country, it is bitterly divided over gay marriage. >> reporter: when reverend was asked to marry him by another man, he said there was no way to refuse. >> i wanted to say yes to but i had to say yes especially with him because the way he came out, he had struggled with his sexual identity and he had actually considered suicide at one point. >> reporter: so he presided over the wedding in massachusetts six years ago, even though it went against church rules.
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schaefer said his love for his son was more important. >> reporter: were you aware of the consequences? >> i would have to say yes. i actually informed my bishop and my district superintendent beforehand in writing. >> reporter: nothing came of it until this past april when a parishioner at his church in lebanon, pennsylvania, filed an official complaint. while it welcomes them, it forbids gay marriage, bans gay priests and reports that it's incompatible with christianity. >> it attacks them. a homosexual person's expression of love, the church is saying that's sinful. >> reporter: in november the church found schaefer, a minister for 20 years, guilty of violating church law. he was suspended for 30 days. on thursday after telling church officials he would not uphold teachings he believed would treat gays and lesbians and second-class citizens, he was defrocked. >> the board was compelled by the jury's decision to deem his
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credentials surrendered. >> reporter: some would argue you're one man with one opinion and the doctrine is holy and it is beyond just you. >> my response would be open your eyes. our church is filled with lgbt members. >> reporter: is it worth it? >> i would not change anything that i have done. what i have done and what i said came from my heart. >> reporter: schaefer says he planned on appealing the decision to defrock. meanwhile he's using his notoriety to advocate for changes to make methodist church more welcoming to lesbian and gay parishioners. three of his four children are gay or lesbian. sheets of ice are gathered on the great lakes. crews are racing to keep critical shipping lanes open.
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>> reporter: you know it's cold when you see coast guard ice breakers on the great lakes and it's still autumn, but single-digit temperatures are forcing them into action on lake superior. the shipping industry does about 20% of its business in the cold weather months and the vessels need a clear path through the ice. cruise liners are affected. in lake michigan now they're frozen in place. we're aboard the chicago city's tugboat called the commissioner which is out on the water three weeks earlier than usual because serious ice has begun to form. >> a concern for a lot of the commercial shippers is they simply can't get their boats in and out to transfer goods. >> reporter: he's a marine biologist at the shedd aquarium. he was along for the ride as the commissioner was shattered ice in the city's harbor. >> as the ice freezes to the
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dock, it has a chance to break it apart. we're using the tug to break it up right now. >> reporter: but the ice has actual benefits for the lake. years of below average moisture has dropped lake levels. the ice can at least preserve the water that's there. you think there's a positive side to all this ice? >> the ice acts as a blanket and sort of traps the water. the ice is actually helping to raise ice levels. >> reporter: positive or negative, temperatures are supposed to drop into the teens which is a sure bet there will be a lot more ice to deal with. for "cbs this morning," dean reynolds, chicago. and for nascar fans, number 3 will always bring back memories of the number one star in stock car racing. see how a symbol of the late dale earnhardt is making a comeback. that's next on "cbs this morning." >> big shoes to fill.
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in south carolina, cameron wood thought she was unwrapping a christmas gift. the gift turned out to be her father jason wood. he's home for a two-week holiday before heading out overseas. >> he says get me out of this box. i want to hug my daughter. oh, too bad he has to go back but glad he had that reunion. even if you don't follow nascar, chances you know the name dale earnhardt. he was synonymous with stock car racing. a piece of his legacy remain off the track but next year that will change. manuel bojorquez shows us who's driving a tradition into the future. >> dale earnhardt will come to the caution flag to win the daytona 500. >> reporter: few numbers in
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sports history are as iconic as the number 3 is to nascar. it's the number dale earnhardt raced to six of his seven championships and the car he was driving when a crash tragically took his life in daytona in 2001. earnhardt raced on richard childress's team. >> most of these cars have all won championships. >> reporter: last week childress announced the number 3 will ride again. he believes it's what earnhardt would have wanted. >> we were in daytona. it was raining and we were sitting there and he was talking about his retirement, what he was going to do. i think it was probably 2000. he told me, he said, i want you to keep running the car, keep running the 3, and i want you to be able to win races and win championships. >> reporter: still the decision wasn't easy. the number is sacred to earnhardt fans. >> reporter: so there was no option to retire the number. >> no option. >> reporter: it would eventually get back on the track. >> it would eventually come back
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some day if someone went in there and asked for it. >> reporter: you didn't want to see it outside of the family. >> it needed to stay in the family. >> one, two, three. >> reporter: and now it will. when the number 3 returns to the sprint cup series early next year, childress' grandson, austin dillon, will be at the wheel. not only has dillon grown up in the racing world, he also moved up through nascar's ranks driving and winning national championships in a number 3 car. >> i've been running it for four years in different series and hearing people come up and talking about dale and bringing up different memories, and think it's very special. i think now that we've kind of brought it to today and going cup racing with it, it's exciting for people that didn't know about dale also. >> reporter: have you had a conversation with dale jr. about the number 3? >> he's been very supportive and excited to see it back on the track. >> we've got pretty cool stuff now. >> reporter: he's also won the
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support of industry veterans like longtime gas man danny "chocolate" myers. >> i think fans are excited about it. at least 95% of them are excited about it. and i think more people get on board pretty quick. >> reporter: it's an opportunity dillon is not taking for granted. >> you want to continue that legacy, the history it was able to create and we want to add another chapter to the book, that everybody knows about that number 3. >> reporter: and if that chapter means bringing the iconic number 3 to victory lane, all the better. for "cbs this morning," manuel bojorquez, welcome, north carolina. >> how about that, norah "chocolate" o'donnell. >> how do you get a middle name like that? >> i assume he loves chocolate. dale earnhardt's number is a great number and a great man. high pressure now building in overhead. the skies are clear and it is cold in spots. some freezing temperatures showing up in the valleys this morning. but clear skies going to continue today and by the afternoon, the temperatures
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the shot is called the ice bare. it shows the midnight sun on hudson bay. the picture is the grand prize winner the 2013 "national geographic" photo contest. together alone shows identical twin brothers in denmark. and long road to day break takes us to china. these are just of a few of the 7,000 entries sent in from more than 100 countries. the winning images will appear in the magazine. that's one to get. >> you bet. you've got to see those pictures. ahead, a search for answers
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and a somber anniversary. >> reporter: 25 years ago four days before christmas, a 747 flying between london and new york blew up at 31,000 feet falling onto the small town of lockerbie in scottland, killing 270 people. it quickly became the largest and longest murder investigation in the history of the world. i'm peter greenberg. the story and the lessons of pan am 103 later on "cbs this morning." ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] give them a gift they'll love. get this 16 gallon shop-vac for only $49 at lowe's.
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. your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald sco are looking fo good morning, it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego. police in san francisco are looking for a suspect who seriously injured an elderly woman while stealing her purse. it happened about 5:30 wednesday morning near mcallister and webster streets in the western addition. the 71-year-old woman has life- threatening injuries. a lawyer for the family of an oakland girl on life support at children's hospital will be in court today. he will ask the judge to keep her alive at least until christmas. 13-year-old jahi mcmath was declared brain-dead after a tonsil removal surgery last week. the family's attorney says he plans to request an injunction to prevent the hospital from taking mcmath off life support. stay with us. traffic and weather in just a moment.
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there is a work truck and it's fully engulfed in flames off to the right-hand shoulder but it is causing some slight delays right now on eastbound 580. this is coming off of the richmond/san rafael bridge right there by the richmond parkway. now, we have an accident that's been cleared to the right shoulder for a while but still may be some activity there, still seeing some slowdowns looks like from richmond into berkeley and now the metering lights are off over at the bay bridge. here's lawrence. >> all right. clear skies and cold temperatures, some down in the 20s and 30s some parts of the bay area this morning. so frosty start to the day. by the afternoon plenty of sunshine and it looks like we are going to start to warm up a little bit. 50s and 60s for highs. and then next couple of days that ridge of high pressure moves right overhead. the temperatures going to be warming up outside. let's plan on some of those numbers moving up into the 50s
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♪ it is 8:00 a.m. in the west. welcome back to "cbs this morning." heavy snow in the northwest, thunderstorms in the south. it means trouble for holiday travelers but could bring many a white christmas. more couples are giving each other year-end review. we'll learn why from journalist jennifer wallace and john tierney. they're in our toyota green room. an nba player loses everything to drugs. now he's sober and writes a letter to his younger self. by first here's today's eye-opener@8:00. >> a storm will be moving through really snarling traffic
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i suspect on what will be a very busy weekend. >> how did they get into the system? 40 million people. >> they're tunneling right into the servers and getting to the data that's coming out of those machines. so this is fairly sophisticated. >> this ruling opens the door for almost anyone who has been shut out of the marketplace to get a cheaper catastrophic insurance policy. >> they told us that 100-square-foot chunk of ceiling and some supporting tim bers fell four or five stories on to the audience below. the future of "duck dynasty" is in danger this morning. >> it is homophobic or racist views. >> if you don't like what he said, flip the channel. >> we're aboard the city of chicago's tugboat on the water three weeks earlier than usual because serious ice has begun to form. >> have you had a conversation with dale jr. about the number 3? >> he's been very supportive and excited to see it back on the track. >> over 40,000 workers from
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amazon.com walked off the job. >> they're chanting higher wages, when do we want it? in two to five business days. ♪ >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. getting to family gatherings this weekend could be messing for millions of christmas travelers. it is already snowing outside seattle this morning. >> the roads and the airports from the pacific northwest to the deep south and from the midwest into new england could be hit. the forecast calls for ice, snow flooding rains and in some places tornadoes. meteorologist from our chicago station wbbm is tracking the wild weather. >> charlie, norah and gayle on this very busy holiday travel weekend we're talking about an issue from flooding rains to very heavy snows anywhere from the deep south there could be severe weather, then possibly as much as 6 to 12 inches of snow just north of the very busy
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airport hub of chicago. so we are really anticipating a busy weather weekend with a storm system that will be impacting anyone from chicago to atlanta, new york with rain detroit with the possibility of some ice accumulation and in terms of what you're going to see going into christmas, even christmas day, still expecting a high chance of a white christmas for the pink shaded area and that means many of you might feel quite festive. a white christmas means anybody with one inch of snow or more on the ground by christmas day. >> president obama holds a news conference at 11:00 a.m. pacific time. scott pelley anchors cbs news' live coverage. the remarks come after a new effort to help americans who lost health insurance because of obama care. they now can buy cheaper catastrophic coverage that had been limited to customers under age 30. people who lose their insurance will also face no tax penalty this year if they don't buy a new plan. >> a popular website is using
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humor to poke fun at a serious institution, the military. the site is getting notice from troops the on the ground all tl way up the ranks of the defense department. david martin is at the pentagon with the story of the website. david, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. at last we have something to laugh about over here at the pentagon. we're talking about an internet blog which attracts 10,000 visitors a day. and some of what it turns out just might be the best military satire since joseph heller wrote "catch 22" more than 50 years ago. it's called the duffel blog and it features headlines like disgruntled vet kills 14 beers, shoots tequila. a wickedly clever parody of a sensitive issue, post-traumatic stress. >> i'm thinking i'm going to get a phone call from the pentagon and they're going to say, you're shut down. we're invoking the anti-satire law. >> reporter: this ex-marine started duffel blog two years ago. now he has 50 contributors many
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still on active duty who air their gripes anonymously. >> we're having fun but at the sim time we're proving some kind of point with every post we have. >> reporter: one of the duffel blog's favorite subjects is now retired general mattis who is also one of its biggest fans. >> they've made a lot of fun of me and i've enjoyed every bit of it. >> reporter: he's now a fellow at the hoover institution, not exactly comedy central. but to readers of the daily blog he's affectionately known as mad dog. >> i don't have those tattoos. but my mother did call to confirm that i didn't have them. >> reporter: good satire always contains a grain of truth. man in half began president's uniform shoots secretary of defense, skewers the notoriously difficult hamid karzai and the insider attacks which have been killing americans. the duffel blog took a piece of boilerplate rhetoric from the chairman of the joint chiefs our military exists to fight and win wars. and added, except in syria,
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afghanistan, iraq vietnam and korea. >> maybe we're getting toolgts too stuffy in america. it's good that these young men are poking a little fun at us. >> i get feedback from public affairs people military officers, and they say that we use your blog. i put it into a powerpoint presentation or something like that and the commander got a good laugh. >> reporter: commanders need to know what troops think of decisions handed down from on high. >> it's good to hear sometimes from those who are affected that maybe it's a little more absurd when it gets down to the people it impacts. so i enjoy the feedback actually. >> it used to be troops could only say this stuff behind the general's back. now they can say it to his face. >> all right, david martin thank you. i think it's good that everybody has a sense of humor. >> i think that's important, yeah. >> i do, too. i'm losing my voice, too, now, charlie. did you kiss me and i don't know it? what's happening to me?
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>> you would know if i kissed you. >> oh, ho! well. >> yeah, okay. >> by the way, you weren't here the other day when gayle was talking about her new year's resolution. we'll get back to that
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jonah hill plays jonah hill plays his wingman. he explains the terror of working with martin scorsese. that's up next. score stacy. that's coming up next on "cbs this morning." ♪ got a wife and kids in baltimore jack ♪ ♪ went out for a ride and i never went back ♪ ♪ yeah her gift ♪ ♪ i picked it out in a snap ♪ ♪ what made it genius ♪
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♪ today is actor jonah hill's 30th birthday. happy birthday. he's got one more reason to celebrate. the co-star of comedies like "superbad" and "knocked up" is trying his hand in "the wolf of wall street." he described working with martin scorsese. >> i've never been so proud to be part of something.
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i've never been so proud of the work i've done. i think martin scorsese is the perfect example of someone who gets every didn't tone in one film, sometimes in every second. terrifying and dramatic and then hilarious and scary again. you know it's exactly what i find interesting and dangerous about acting. >> that movie was intense is a good word to say? >> it's pretty intense. >> like martin scorsese on steroids. >> yeah. yeah, i mean but that's why, for me i mean he's my hero and to get to work with him but also to get to work with him on that type of film that only he can make. you know and that intense of a movie and that intense of a character, it just was everything i ever could have asked for in one experience. >> you can watch michelle
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miller's profile of joan a na hill this weekend on "sunday morning" right here on cbs. jonah hill's been here sitting with us at the table. you've seen. >> yep. >> you've seen? >> i've not seen it yet. >> and? >> i liked it. >> the deadliest act of terrorism against americans, the bombing of pan am flight 103. peter greenberg takes us to lockerbie scotland 25 years later. this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by macy's.
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a look at syracuse university in new york this morning and a memorial honoring its 35 students killed in the bombing flight of pan am flight 103. tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary. the explosion and crash claimed 2750 lives including 189 americans. >> one person was involved in it. it remains a puzzle. peter greenberg went to lockerbie in search of the truth of that day. good morning, peter. >> good morning, charlie. the bombing of pan am 103 has remain eded an open case for quarter of a century. finally they have investigators answering the many questions that remain about what happened over the skies 25 years ago in lockerbie, scotland.
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today lockerbie looks much as it did 25 years ago, charming small town in southern scotland. but on december 21st 1988 soon after 7:00 p.m. lockerbie became the site of one of the biggest disasters in aviation history. >> lockerbie was in flames as soon as the pan am jet hit the ground. >> the skies opened up and it rained hell upon them. >> reporter: pan am flight 103 was flying from london to new york when it exploded at 31,000 feet. 270 people were killed. 11 of the fatalityies happened on the ground from falling debris of the boeing 747. the nose cone in the cockpit seconds fell here on the hill where the passengers and cockpit crew still strapped in their seats. sitting in seat 3-a a businessman returning home. >> this was our first meeting with president bush. >> reporter: victoria his
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widow. she has spent the better part of the past 25 years fighting for improved airline safety and demanding answers to what happened to pan am flight 103. >> to lose my husband, my best friend, and the father of my three children in an air disaster, an accident was hard enough to fact only but when they said it was terrorism and somebody wanted to bring down that plane and kill 270 innocent people, it seared my brain. >> reporter: seven days after the disaster scottish authorities announced a bomb in the forward cargohold down the jetliner. a reconstruction of the fuselage later revealed exactly where the blast occurred. >> you want to know who ordered it and you want to know who approved it and who else was involved in carrying out the attack. >> reporter: former fibi director robert mueller led the investigation. >> it has the characteristics of being a terror attack.
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it has a substantial effect on the psyche. all of us fly. >> reporter: an initial reporting directed the attack at iranian guards with support from syrian and libyan governments citing a response to the u.s. military shooting down of an iranian passenger jet earlier that year but the blame ultimately focused on two libyan intelligence officers. more than ten years would pass before libya's leader komar gadhafi would turnover assessments of economic sanctions. >> when sanctions were lifted, he cut a deal with some of the attorneys saying, how about a no-fault settlement? let's offer $10 million per decedent with a no-fault settlement so we can get the sanctions lifted. >> my understanding is most of those families took that deal.
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>> 269 out of 270 families took that deal. >> except one. >> yes. >> you. >> that's right. if gadhafi and he didn't kill john and didn't blow up pan am 103, i didn't think they owed me a nickel. >> in 2003 gadhafi agreed to pay restitution of $2.3 billion without claiming responsibility for the attack three years later the libyan dictator settled after she won a federal case allowing her to sue him in addition to restitution. gadhafi offered her and her three children a personal apology. gadhafi'sousster and death at the hands in 2011 brought new opportunity for international gfters who visited libya last year where prosecutors were appointed to assist the scottish police and the fbi. >> i know the agents are working the case and they are dedicated to unturning every stone to make
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sure that they pull out every piece of information and evidence that may lead to more persons being charged. >> sadly you know it's hard to believe that a quarter of a century has gone by and the family members are still asking why. they're still asking what happened. >> reporter: like many family members of the victims, victoria continues to visit lockerbie where she prays beside her husband's graveside and holds out hope. >> where's the closure for you? >> i think the closure for me would be to find out who was involved and to have our government go after gsh go after them. we all know that it was not just one libyan agent that could have plotted everything and carried it all out. so 25 years later, closure is still -- it's still fleeting. >> so they want to know who
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ordered it. >> they do. and, remember, the original indictments of the two libyans claimed "and others." so they basically have field indictments against 20 other people from four other countries and in addition the two prosecutors is at least a start. >> they believe the information might be forth coming if they can find it. >> if they can find her a personal apology. >> how much did she get. >> the same as everybody else. >> very impressive. we'll go back to the university to make sure the tragedy is never forgotten. that's tomorrow on "cbs this morning saturday." and a former boston celtic once left the arena to buy drugs minutes before a game. chris herron shares the depths spiral and m
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your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald it's 8:26. i'm michelle griego. in about an hour, a lawyer for the family of an oakland girl currently on life support at children's hospital will be in court. he will ask the judge to keep her alive at least until christmas. 13-year-old jahi mcmath was declared brain-dead after a tonsillectomy last week. you probably are accustomed to dialing 415 to reach people in the area but it's being phased out for new numbers. regulators approved 628 to be given to new numbers in a year. sacred heart community services says it's about 7,000 toys short for the holiday
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season do nations continuing to trickle in. traffic and weather coming right up.
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good morning. all lanes are open eastbound 80 before the richmond parkway. there was a truck fire that was fully engulfed for a while. they issued a traffic alert. within the last few minutes, all lanes are back open. the off-ramp to richmond
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parkway, however, remains closed. and there are still some delays coming off of the richmond/san rafael bridge. looking live outside, the 880 freeway northbound slow obviously now heading towards downtown oakland. we are getting our first reports of a new crash southbound 880 before high street. and that one is involving a couple of big rigs. out to the bay bridge now, very light in fact so light the metering lights were turned off. that is traffic. here's lawrence. clear skies all around the bay area today. it is cold and dry in spots temperatures now just beginning to warm up. we were down in the 20s and 30s in many spots. out the door we have clear skies at the coastline air quality looking good looks like going to be in for a beautiful friday outside. the weekend is going to be great too. unfortunately no storms headed our way. right now that ridge is going to be building in keeping us high and dry today and throughout the weekend and probably through christmas day. temperatures in the 50s and low 60s. above average temperatures over the weekend. -those other store cards... -...preferred shopper... ...club...things... ...kept
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♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour we're all familiar with that year-end performance reviews at the office. how did you do? what about marriage reviews? writer jennifer wallace and john tierney are in our green room. what some couples are doing to evaluate the state oh their own marriages. >> a performance review? what kind of performance are we talking about? >> plus plus plus plus. overcoming the odds and getting a new start. one nba player reflects on his tumultuous life. chris herren in a note to his younger self. that's ahead.
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before right now before we talk to performance review time to show you this morning's headlines from around the globe. mariah carey is under fire after performing for angola's president. a rights group called josie desantos one of the world's chief human rights violators. the pop star was paid $1 million for the two-hour concert. the benefit raised $65,000 for the angolan red cross which is led by the president's daughter. >> do you have that dress? >> i do i do. i'm saving it for new year's. >> "the los angeles times" says ryan o'neal can keep a portrait of farrah fawcett. they were a couple for years until she died. it has been in his home for decades. the court rejected a claim by the university of texas which argues that fawcett left the painting to the school in her will. mark zuckerberg is selling
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$2 billion worth of facebook stock. they're giving $1 billion to a foundation that awards charitable grants. >> year-end reviews aren't uncommon at work but what if you got one from your loved one. >> you gather your family around and tell them all the ways they have disappointed you over the past year. >> and is there a tree? >> no instead there's a pole. requires no decoration. i find tinsel distracting. >> this new holiday of yours is scratching me right where i itch. >> let's do it then. festivus is back! >> i like that. the idea of airing grievances like they did on that episode of "seinfeld" might not be so far-fetched. with us is jennifer wallace and john tierney. he's a columnist for "the new york times." good morning to you both. let's start with you because you and your husband have been doing this for ten years. whose idea was it? i bet it was yours. and how did you get started. >> you are right.
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it was my idea. and we were newlyweds. and i wasn't used to living with a male roommate. and he was dropping socks is on the floor and they kept piling up. i turned to him one day and said, honey, if you don't start picking up your socks, this will come up in your year-end review. huh, that's a good idea. >> do you wait all year and say he didn't do this and this and spring it all at the year-end review? >> no, i also believe in daily feedback. these reviews do not take the place of important conversations during the day or not so important conversations every day. >> did the reviews change behavior? >> they do, except for the socks. honey, sorry, but i was walking out and looking at the socks on the floor, i think i have to do quarterly reviews. >> can i tell you the woman we work with said if i had to give my husband a year-end performance review, we'd not be married any more. this idea frightens people. why would you give a review to
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your spouse or it is an effective way of communication? >> i think it makes it safer to criticize. normally when a spouse says something, nagging, why are you picking on me? an opportunity to do it. different for guys because guys don't want to sit down and talk about my life i don't want to talk about my feelings. this gives it a structure, there's an agenda we've got an action plan. >> it feels like a safe environment to do it is it not? >> can i say there's a structure to this, right? you talk about accomplishments, areas for improvement and goals, right? >> right. >> different couples have different year-end review techniques. ours is very casual. we go out to dinner drink some wine. >> drink some more wine. >> drink some more wine. >> so it's just the two of you. you get dressed up? >> we make it a date night and we look forward to the review. to use another business term team building. we're really in it together and
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there are other couples who take a more serious approach. >> can you give us an example of a review the more personal the better, but something he said and something you said. >> sure. last year his review to me was, he said we have not traveled as a couple in eight years since our oldest son was born. i've been a little worried about getting on a plane and leaving the coast. >> how many kids? >> three, 8, 6 and 3. so i said well obviously this isn't just a conversation over coffee. this is something that he thought was important enough to bring it up at our year-end review. so it had gravitas. so i'm getting on a plane in january and we're taking a trip for five days. >> the worst thing is people not to be able to talk like this and feel like i can't bring something up that's bothering me because they either won't talk about it or will lash out at you for bringing it up. >> maybe you guys need to do one of these. >> why? do you think we need to do one? >> no i just think it's good for everyone. >> i was thinking things were
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going pretty well. >> even better they go even better. >> what about in terms of if people are watching you know because i can see one of my girlfriends saying this is a great idea. how do you broach that subject, create a year-end review? >> one of my sources recommended the hamburger technique, which is basically creating your review like a hamburger. you start with soft bun compliments, you add the meat which is sort of the substance of your review then the lettuce, room to grow then you end with a soft bun compliment. >> compliment, criticize, krimt. >> but you have to be positive. certain things are always taboo. you never say that dress does make you look fat. you don't want to say that. >> but that wouldn't be in a year-end review. >> but i hate your meatloaf. >> maybe we don't call it the year-end review we call it
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conversation. >> i love that idea. >> always good to see you. you can read jennifer's "wall street journal" essay at cbsthismorning.com. he was a rising star in the nba, but chris herren faced demons. this morning he shares a personal s
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♪ in the early 2000s chris herren was one of basketball's most promising athletes. they played with the nuggets then the celtics. but at the height of his success, drug addiction brought his world crashes down. he shows us how he turns his life around in "a note to self." >> chris herren. >> dear chris, i am writing to tell that you the path you take is a tough one, but you will survive and be very happy some day. when i look at you, i see a kind, smart, athletic boy. you come from a lineage of basketball. and there are unreasonable expectations. you are programmed to be tough and win.
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in high school you play in sold-out gyms getting taunted. wearing your name on your jersey isn't easy. and the scoreboard has much more meaning than fun. as your spotlight gets brighter you feel uncomfortable and confused. not knowing your losses are as important as the wins both will teach you valuable life lessons. at 15 you won't understand the power of the red solo cup full of beer and the blunt that will lead you to stronger and more dangerous drugs. your senior year the country's top colleges recruit you, but you choose to stay close to home. fall river is your safe place. your relationship with your mom is unconditionable and immense. your father and brother offer you protection from the madness around you.
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and heather is your sanity. and one of the best things you hang on to in your life. and one day she will be your wife. at boston college you'll be introduced to one line of cocaine. and although you promise yourself one time that one line will be the reason you get kicked off campus and barely make it through fresno state. that one line will last 14 years. and although you're gifted enough to get drafted into the nba by the denver nuggets, your struggles will continue chasing that one line. at 22 you will spend $20 on a little yellow pill called oxycontin and that 40 milligram pill will turn to 1600 milligrams a day and that $20 will turn to $20,000 a month drug habit. >> herren drives on nash.
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>> it will have you ten minutes before a game waiting for your dealer. that little yellow pill will strip you of your nba dreams and goals and you will no longer be invited back into the league. two years later that one little yellow pill will become a syringe and stay in your arm for the next six years. addiction will follow you wherever you play addiction will be your toughest opponent. as a husband and father you'll spend every dime you ever made on drugs and put your family in debt. you'll feel defeated and at times suicidal. but one day please know you will find meaning to find back. on august 1st, 2008 your awakening begins. you're granted a day off campus from treatment to see the birth of your son. yet again you fail. after his birth you walk out of
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the hospital and go get high. upon returning from your relapse, your counselor tells us to pick up the phone and promise your wife you will never call her again and to tell your three kids their dad has died in a car accident because you don't deserve a family and you should let them live but instead you pray for sobriety and from that prayer on, god willing, you will stay sober. treatment and faith gave you sobriety. it will be your life's greatest gift. sobriety will enable you to become the man you always wanted to be. you will find your life's purpose from your struggles and you will share your story and hope that it may help just once. you will be a voice for those who are sick and tough and you will no longer have shame. and you will live one day at a time. >> an emotional story. you know after he became clean
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in 2008 he started this herren project, a nonprofit organization that helps people struggling with addiction which is the worst thing to fight. it is so tough. >> i saw a documentary on him, guys, a couple months ago. he kept failing, failing, failing. so many people supported him, his wife heather. they're all stronger today. i was so so impressed and so touched by him really and what he wants to do now to help other people. >> great, great story. chris herren, we're cheering you on. monday on "cbs this morning" an iconic restaurant nearly destroyed by superstorm sandy. see how it's coming back to life more than a year later. that's coming up on monday. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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you know it's really good to be back. >> we were wondering when you were coming back. glad you made it back to close out the week sfloo a great weekend. that does it for us. as we leave you, let's take a look back at the week that was. >> this ruling says that collecting telephone records from millions of people is probably unconstitutional. edward snowden stole more than 1 million documents. >> it's a grim reminder that u.s. troops remain in harm's way. >> they're trying to learn why a student shot a classmate in the head. >> he wasn't some creepy loner kid. >> officials say his real target was his debate coach. >> nasa is taking steps to fix the space station. >> it's urgent that they stabilize the situation. if they can't fix it there is a
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soyuz escape module. >> colorado approved marijuana for personal use. the prediction is there could be lines around the block. what do you think? >> it's a very good possibility. >> a massive credit card scam began at target stores right at the height of the holiday season. >> you have more of a chance of getting hit by lightning. >> one lucky person walked into this little store and bought that slip of paper millions of people have been hoping to get their hands on. >> curry got half of the second largest jackpot. she used family's birthdays. >> they're playing this mufr because they want me to get up and dance and i'm just about to do it but anyway. >> if there's a god in heaven. >> you were already singing along throw the whole segment. >> is that annoying to you anthony mason? >> no, i actually kind of enjoy it. >> the purpose of the beatles record is not to sell bousles
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music but to keep others from selling beatles music. >> this is a very different sound for you. but it's not a reinvention. >> i appreciate you saying that. i don't think i wanted to try to reinvent myself. >> cross words when i do them sometimes i feel like my brain is being pulled in all directions. it's got to be good for you. >> you look vaguely familiar. >> welcome back. >> i wanted to be here today. >> did someone not give me the pink memo? i feel left out. look at your ties. >> we compare notes. >> could you guys let me in on the little club in the near future? >> women are the fastest growing segment of business travelers but that has hotels paying some attention. >> the women's floor is on the 11th floor of the property. >> charlie wants to know how he can get a room on floor 11. >> oh, don't you believe that jan.
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headlines... breaking news in oakland -- a woman has been shot near 12- th and madison stre i'm michelle griego with your kpix 5 headlines. we're following breaking news in oakland. the woman has been shot near 12th and madison streets near the courthouse. the shooting happened at about 8:00 this morning. police say the woman was taken to the hospital in stable condition. no suspect information was immediately available. we do have a crew on the way. we are going to bring you the latest as we get it. police in san francisco are looking for a suspect who seriously injured an elderly woman while stealing her purse. it happened at about 5:30 wednesday morning near mcallister and webster streets in the western addition. the 71-year-old woman has life- threatening injuries. stay with us traffic and weather coming right up. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] get
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if your commute takes you through danville there is an accident now blocking at least one lane. it's northbound 680 approaching el cerro boulevard. southbound is sluggish leaving walnut creek. westbound 4 looks great light volume towards the caldecott tunnel. southbound there are
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delays approaching high street. there was an accident involving a couple of big rigs. they are working to clear that but expect some brake lights from the 980 interchange. bay bridge has been our bright spot early this morning. in fact, they turned the metering lights off because traffic was so light coming into san francisco. here's lawrence with your forecast. >> all right. air quality is looking good. lots of sunshine outside. yeah, you're free to light up that fire if you would like to. some very cold temperatures early on this morning. i think toward the afternoon, we'll find plenty of sunshine like this and even toward the beach we are looking nice and clear today. so we have high pressure now building in overhead. that ridge will continue to roll in across california and the west coast toward the weekend. that means we have some great weather for your weekend as well and that ridge probably going to be hanging around through the holiday. plan on 60 degrees in concord today, 61 in oakland. 59 in san francisco. the weekend even warmer temperatures above average. staying dry it looks like through christmas until the end of the year.
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