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the los angeles clippers are changing hands. former microsoft ceo steve ballmer makes a record-breaking bid to acquire the team from embattled owner donald sterling. as calls grow louder for veterans affairs secretary eric shinseki to resign at v.a. hospitals, a whistle blower told cbs news they were told to fast fie records related to veterans' care. >> to make it seem like the patients didn't have to wait that long. and -- >> t-i-e.
>> it's a tie for the fourth time in the 80-year history of the national spelling bee. a pair of winners are crowned. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, may 30th, this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, may 30th, 2014. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm marlie hall in for anne-marie green. after a month of controversy that included racist statements from a billionaire owner, threats of a player boycott and an unprecedented penalty by the nba, the los angeles clippers have been sold. shelly sterling, the wife of donald sterling confirmed last night she sold the team to former microsoft ceo steve ballmer for a record-setting price of $2 billion, the most ever for an nba team. in announcing the sale shelly sterling's legal team said she was acting under her authority as the soul trustee of the sterling family trust which owned the clippers. now as david bagnell reports, the sale must be approved by the nba.
>> reporter: it could be the biggest price tag in nba history. cbs news has confirmed former microsoft ceo steve ballmer has signed a deal to purchase the los angeles clippers for a record-break 2g billion. magic johnson tweeted steve ballmer owned the clippers is a big win for l.a. and the clippers. the agreement comes after sterling's estranged wife shelly rushed to sell it tuesday. donald sterling signed a document giving shelly the authority to negotiate a sale. sterling and three quarters of the league's owners will have to approve the deal before balmer can become the new owner. david bagnell for cbs news, los angeles. >> after the $2 billion deal with steve ballmer was
announced, shelly sterling said in a statement, quote, i am confident that steve will take the team to new levels of success while balmer said i will do everything in my power to ensure that the clippers continue to win big and win big in los angeles. now, to an alarming breakout of measles in the country, measle outbreaks have reached a 20-year here according to the senn fers fcenters for disease . dr. jon lapook said those who came down with the measles didn't get vaccinated. this doctor is with the cdc. >> most of the people who decided not to be vaccinated through certain beliefs and philosophical reasons and when measles are imported in the united states and finds an unimmunized person, that person will get'sles.
>> reporter: almost 90% of the cases got it in california, new york, and ohio. in the united states the vaccination rate against measles is over 90%, but pockets of unimmunized people remain. the 177 cases in ohio were primarily among unvaccinated amish communities. some of them traveled to the philippines where there's a large measles outbreak. >> the critical issue is that if you're traveling around the world and you haven't been vaccinated against measles, chances are you're going to get it and bring it back home. >> infants are especially vulnerable to measles because they don't get vaccinated until at least age 1. when travelers bring home the infection, infants are easy targets for the virus. dr. jon lapook, cbs news, new york. calls for veterans affairs secretary eric shinseki to be fired are growing this morning. shinseki is scheduled to outline his plan to fix the v.a. health care failures today. he's also due to deliver his report on the scandal to the white house.
tara mergener is in washington. good morning, tara. >> good morning, marlie. the secretary is fighting for his job this morning, but amid allegations of delayed care and misconduct support is waning. embattled veterans affairs secretary eric shinseki is expected to outline plans to fix the broken v.a. system today. but a growing list of lawmakers from both sides of the i'll say they've lost faith in him. >> he should send down because we need to spend our energies on getting the v.a. fixed. >> it's beyond clear that the v.a. has not performed up to anyone's standards under his stewardship. >> a preliminary report released by the inspector general confirmed delay and care for veterans throughout the v.a. system. shinseki met privately with veterans groups and lawmakers thursday.
he's set to send the reviews to the white house today. >> the president wants to see the reports. he believes there should be accountability. once we establish all the facts. >> this whistle blower asked to have her identity protected. she's an appointment scheduler at the heinz v.a. medical center outside chicago and she said supervisors told employees to manipulate computer records. >> they said we need to make the wait time zero wait time to make it seem like the patients didn't have to wait that long. >> 42 v.a. facilities are now under investigation. at the v.a. medical center in phoenix, up to 40 veterans may have died, marlie, waiting for care. >> tara mergener in washington. thanks so much. coming up on the "morning news," spacex unveils its first manned spacecraft and kick start e very hit. reading rainbow raising big money in just a few hours. ♪ ♪ i do a lot oresearch on angie's list
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super bowl champion seahawks made this video for mrs. obama's "let's move" campaign. it's not all fun though. the schools were given the flexibility to back out of the lunch rules backed by mrs. obama. it would above a temporary waiver to nutrition standards if schools operate at a loss over six months. earlier this week the first lady said she finds the grant for waivers unacceptable. on the "cbs moneywatch," recalls by ford and gm and reading rain beau is a hit at kickstarter. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, marlie. ford is recalling more than a million vehicles because of power steering failures. the recall includes 2008 to 2011 ford escapes and mercury mariners. also explores from 2011 to 2013. the company says the government has received several reports of crashes linked to the problem. another controversy over a general motors recall.
gm recalled some pontiac gm mid size cars to fix a faultyrake light system back in 2009 but the company waited more than five years to call back over 2 million newer cars with the same system. gm says the problem caused 13 accidents and two injuries. asian stocks were mixed amid a strong rise in consumer prices in japan. tokyo's nikkei lost half a percent, hong kong's hang seng added half a percent. here on wall street investors are focusing on better growth prospects in the second quarter after first quarter drop because of bad winter weather. the dow rose 65 points on thursday, the nasdaq was up 22 points and the s&p increased 10 points to close out another record high. a kickstarter campaign for reading rainbow is a big success. ♪ butterfly in the sky
i can go twice as high ♪ >> actor levar burton, the show's host paid to pay for a online version of the literary series on public tv. the campaign brought in its $1 million goal within hours of its launch. and a big donation from mark zuckerberg's foundation. he and his wife priscilla chan are giving $125,000 to the san francisco bay public school system. it's part of a billion dollar pledge and will be spread over the next five years. marlie? >> jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thanks so much, jill. in the business of space explore racing, a private company unveiled a spacecraft designed to ferry astronauts to and from the international space station. danielle nottingham was on hand as the curtain fell on the dragon v2. >> reporter: the curtain dropped on what could be the next
vehicle to carry americans into space. an american capsule called the dragon version 2 called spacex. >> you can fly this multiple times allowing for dramatic reduction in the cost to go to space. the dragging v 2 can carry seven astronauts to the international space stange and then return them safely to solid ground. >> you'll be able to land anywhere on earth with the accuracy of a helicopter. >> russia has been relying on russian rockets to transport astronau astronauts. in an effort to gain more control and cut costs, nasa has offered u.s. companies incentives to take over the job of space taxi driver by 2017. spacex is not alone in its bid for nasa's business.
the company is in competition with boeing and ores to make this america's next ride to space. spacex has proposed launching 12 capsules a year if nasa chooses to ride the dragon into space. danielle nottingham, cbs news, hawthorn, california. straight ahead, your friday morning weather, and sharing the crown. we'll meet the two winners at this year's national spelling bee. meet the two winners at this year's national spelling bee. give them the edge they deserve... new edge, from osteo bi-flex with joint shield helps strengthen your joints.° it works as hard for your joints, as they do for you. get the added benefits... of joint & muscle, and joint & energy. new edge from osteo bi-flex, so you're always ready for action. find it in your vitamin aisle. be a sound sleeper, or...l you a mouth breather? well, put on a breathe right strip and instantly open your nose up to 38% more
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kings/chicago blackhawks series. the san antonio spurs are one win away from making their second straight trip to the nba finals. after blowing a 2-0 series lead to oklahoma city, the spurs return home and dominate in game five. tim duncan scores 22 points and san antonio wins, 117-89. the spurs lead the western conference finals, three games to two. high tension and drama for dozens of middle schoolers competing in the national spelling bee. >> i know it. i know it. i totally know it. >> in the end, it came down to anson sujoe of texas and sriram hathwar of new york. the two finalists went head to head in more than two dozen rounds.
finally with just four championship round words remaining, sujoe needed to spell his word just right to force a second tie in go years. >> no more questions. get the letters out there. >> whatever. >> however you say it just spell it. >> s-i-u-i-l-l-e-t-o-n? >> correct. >> the two co-champions will each get $33,000 in cash and prizes. and by the way the final word is the name of the feature section of a european newspaper or magazine. when we return, out on a ledge. tourists at willis tower get a scare of a lifetime after glass observation deck cracks beneath them. gets a scare of the lifetime after the glass on the deck cracks underneath them.
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the country. scary moments on the 103rd floor in chicago. way up high in the willis tower, the sky deck, the all-glass attraction called the ledge has become a big hit with tourists. it allows people to feel like they are stepping out onto open air and leaning down to look down at the street far below, but on wednesday part of the structure cracked. brad edwards of our chicago station talked to some people who were there. >> reporter: this is mann after having their breath taken away. it was after this pic that antonio and alejandro. >> collectively we started standing up. >> and then --
>> we started to get up and we hear the noise and the crackling of glass shattered. >> anything we could to get immediately off. >> reporter: like cartoon cats. >> he runs on completely the other side of the building. >> you're thinking you're going through. >> up until that second, it was a very good experience. >> welcome to the sky deck. you're on your way to the top of the tallest building in the western hemisphere. >> the top layer did exactly what it's supposed to do. >> reporter: he runs the sky deck. there's the new piece of protective glass. >> we put this on so guests wouldn't have to take off their shoes. it's never unsafe to go on the ledge. >> reporter: crews began replacing it which they do every few months. we met brad. >> i'm from new zealand. >> reporter: a first-time ledge viewer. >> what did you see when you looked down. >> well, i looked down and went [ bleep ]. so i'm glad i wasn't here standing on it yesterday, it would have felt like you were going to fall. >> reporter: officials say the protective glass doesn't typically break like that. it's the glass underneath that matters.
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25 years 25 years ago this month a hollywood legend was born in iowa. dean reynolds visits a farm that was the backdrop that was part of an american pastime. >> reporter: it's a quote made famous in the movie. a seven-word prophesy that came true here on this iowa farm. they built it and they still come. there may never have been a field of dreams without sue riddell.
back in 1987 as a volunteer for the iowa film office, she was told to go scout scenery for some movie. so you're tooling around the back roads of iowa and you come up to this hill and -- >> we got right to the end of the hill and looked and i went, oh, my goodness, it's perfect. >> reporter: all she need was the farmer's permission. >> i said are you crazy or what? you going make a movie. and then she said, yes, we want to build a ball field. >> reporter: the farm had been in don lansing's family since 1906. you used to play catch with your father. >> yes. me and my dad used to play ball right 200 feet from where this ball field was built. >> hey, dad, you want to have catch? >> reporter: kevin costner, james earl jones, and the rest of the cast spent all summer long on lansing's land.
riddell got into the act too. >> i was in charge of the last shot of the movie with the cars, so i had to organize 1,00 cars and 3,000 people. >> reporter: lansing is retiring now. he sold the farm a couple of years ago. but he still keeps the field in shape for the more than 60,000 fans who visit every year, playing catch, running the bases, or just remembers the lines that moved them. >> do you have a favorite? >> yeah. mine is "is this heaven?" >> is this heaven? >> it's iowa. >> it's iowa. i love that. >> reporter: it's that way for sue riddell too. >> i got to bring my father here. as old as he was, he wanted to hold fwhat and just try to hit it one more time. i think that's what's magic about the place. >> this is heaven. >> reporter: it is, after all, the field of dreams. dean reynolds, cbs news, iowa.
coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning" more on the bid of steve ballmer to buy the los angeles clippers. ben tracy has the details. and a look at the upcoming tennis star as she battles it out at the french open. and we sit down with the actor. that's the news on "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm marlie hall. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
a good feeling about it. >> it's friday. what's bad to feel about that? >> hooray! fog has returned to the bay area. we'll see more of that through the weekend. some drizzle, too. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and as you would expect for 4:29 a.m., it is "friday light" at the bay bridge toll plaza. there is roadwork westbound. crews will be out there until 5:00. we'll talk about that coming up. we begin with this story. n incident caught on camera in an east bay high school last week. you can see a student in a wheelchair getting hit several times. the person hitting him was a security official for the oakland high school. the principal says the student objected to the guard pushing his chair and spat at the guard. the student's injuries were so bad, he had to be taken to the hospital. that guard was arrested and is now facing felony charges. a letter from the principal says this incident