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>> maybe in 100 years they'll reveal it. >> thanks for that. that's it for . thanks very much for watching. i'm wolf blitzer. join us week days in the situation froom 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. eastern, every saturday at 6:00 p.m. eastern and at this time every weekend on cnn international. the news continues next on cnn. he had loshgs everyone. i'm don lemon. you're in the cnn newsroom. los angeles police are trying to sort out why a gunman suddenly started shooting at passing cars in hollywood. >> oh, my god! >> one of the most well known intersections in los angeles, in the country really. soon after this video was taken, police shot and killed that gunman. he was identified as 26-year-old
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tyler breen. and, of course, the big question is why? why did he do it? sergeant mittsy fee arrow is with the lapd. she joins us now by phone. sergeant piaro, tell us how long the gunman was shooting before he was shot? >> it appears that the incident took approximately -- a little over five minutes from beginning to end. as can see in the video, tyler approached the intersection of sunset and vine armed with a handgun, started shooting at passing motorists, walked up and down the area of sunset and vine and then walks southbound down vine street where he shot a passenger sitting in his vehicle. and then again proceeded back toward the intersection of vine where he was -- excuse me. back toward the intersection of sunset where he was confronted by police, sunset on vine.
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at that -- are you there? >> yes. >> at that point, the police ordered him to drop his p weawe and he pointed his gun at the police. an officer-involved shooting then occurred. we're trying to piece together what motivated the shooting. we contacted his family who lives back east. we're trying to contact friends from the area to determine what exactly -- what the catalyst to this type of incident. >> so far nothing, huh? >> so far we haven't been able to piece together really why he did it. >> do you know how many shots he fired and did he ever stop to reload? there's video, i'm sure you've seen it, where he asks the guy in the fourth story window, hey, give me some more ammo. >> i couldn't -- i wasn't able to determine from the video whether or not he reloaded. it does show him firing a number of rounds. we're actually finding casings
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up and down vine. >> goodness. >> south of sunset. so he fired a significant number of rounds. i'm sure at this point investigators have an exact number. however, that has not been released to us at this point. >> you saw the guy in the wind dough who was on the fourth floor. we had him on cnn live an hour ago. he engaged him. is it smart for someone to engage someone like this to try to get their attention away from the people in traffic? >> at that point it appeared that he was in a position that he could do so without jeopardizing his safety. you know, it appears from the video that he was able to distract the suspect and keep him from shooting at additional people before the police arrived. >> what about victims? how many victims and their conditions? >> we have three victims total at there point. the gentleman who was sitting in his car who was shot in the face and upper torso multiple times, then we have two victims that
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received very minor injuries. we're very are fofortunate that more people were injured. >> sergeant, thank you so much. appreciate you joining us. we have to tell you about another youth sports leader who's come under fire for alleged sexual abuse of children. the incidents were supposedly committed in in the 1980s by robert dodd who later came the head of the amateur athletic union. the aau based in orlando is one of the largest amateur sports organizations in the united states. cnn's george howell joins us on the phone from memphis where these alleged incidents took place. george, any response from either dodd or the aau? >> reporter: we are getting some information, new information, from the aau, that they apparently received anonymous e-mails connected to these allegations, again, against robert "bobby" dodd with the amateur athletic union.
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again, this is a big sports organization for young people, one of the biggest in the country. this investigation, though, comes mainly from two former players who came forward to espn's "outside the lines" basically saying dodd toughed them inappropriately when they were teenagers in the 1980s, decades ago. both are now grown men. both say they decided to confront dodd and speak out in light of the sex scandals at penn state and syracuse university. again, we're getting these tips from the aau they got these anonymous e-mails also leading them to send this over to memphis police who are conducting an investigation into this. now, one of the men spoke anonymously, but ralph west spoke in that report on espn's "outside the lines" and claimed he was sexually abused at least six times in the 1980s. and the full story is set to air, don, on espn "outside the lines" at 10:00 p.m. sunday. since the story broke, the aau says that mr. dodd is no longer
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the president of that group. they have brought in a new interim president ar, lewis sto. they say at this point they don't know exactly dodd's whereabouts. >> george, these allege incidents, did they happen before or after dodd became head of the aau? >> you know it's still not quite clear, don, whether it was before or after. we do know that dodd was a youth coach here in memphis for the ymca, worked with many kids here in the area. so clearly investigators are looking into that, but for several decades he was the president of this big national organization, big nonprofit, for youth sports. >> thank you very much. we appreciate your reporting. news overseas now, the conflict in syria shows no sign of ending. the arab league meets again this week desperate for a way to end the bloodshed.
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these pictures are said to be from today, though cnn can't confirm the authenticity of this video. activists say at least 16 people were killed, but a full-scale assault that may be in the works didn't happen. pro-democracy activists say the military has surrounded the city of homz and fear they could launch that assault at any moment now. an angry message from tens of thousands of protestors in moscow to russian prime minister vladimir putin. today's protests were some of the biggest since the fall of the soviet union. demonstrators ignored the frigid weather to turn out. many believe the last election was rigged in favor of putin's united russia party. the demonstrators want the results thrown out and a new election held. a convicted cop killer's life is spared 30 years after he committed his crime. the prosecution has dropped its pursuit of the death penalty.
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after 30 years, a convicted cop killer's execution is off the table for good. and the widow of the officer he killed supports the decision. she says she is tired of the constant reminders of her husband's death. cnn's susan candiotti sat down with her. ♪ >> reporter: 30 years after her police officer husband was gunned down on a philadelphia street, maureen falkner joined friends and family on friday to honor him in the same church where they married in 1980. >> on this day 30 years ago when
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with danny was murdered, i was just a young 25-year-old girl. i had no idea what my -- the last 30 years were going to be like. >> reporter: the man convicted of killing officer daniel falkner was sentenced to death by a jury in 1982. appeals have kept his execution on hold. >> if they are going to have capital punishment in the state of pennsylvania, then they need to enforce it. >> reporter: yet falkner now supports the philadelphia d.a.'s decision to stop pursuing the death penalty for jamal. >> the appeals process would start all over again, just as it did in 1982 and we would go on until the day i die. >> reporter: a one-time radio reporter, jamal has become an outspoken activist and author while on death row. his supporters held their own
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rally friday night. they call the d.a.'s decision a vindication of their believe that jamal was wrongly convicted. >> there's no question that we consider it a setback for all those people who have been clamoring for 30 year s to free mumia. >> reporter: this woman who spent 30 years to free jamal says the decision doesn't go far enough. >> we want him released from prison. he is innocent. >> reporter: supporters say jamal had an inadequate defense. philadelphia's d.a. stands by the trial jury's verdict. >> while jamal will no longer be facing the death penalty, he'll remain behind bars for the rest of his life. and that is where he belongs. >> reporter: from prison, abu-jamal called friday night's rally urging supporters to continue the fight. >> i'm still on death row, it's
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just a slow death row. i will fight just as hard if not harder that we fought the death penalty. >> reporter: for marine falkner, that call was just more salt on a 30-year wound. >> why does he still have a voice when with he so brutally murdered danny 30 years ago? >> reporter: supporters will try to keep abu-jamal's voice in the spotlight, but for maureen falkner, she'll try to keep alive the memory of her husband and all victims of violent crime. susan candiotti, cnn, new york. let's talk politics. republican presidential hopeful newt gingrich's campaign is clarifying remarks he made about the middle east peace process. in in an interview with the jewish channel cable network he described the peace process as, quote, delusional. here's some of what he had to say. >> well, i believe that the jewish people have the right to
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have a state and i believe that the commitments that were made at a time -- remember, there were -- there was no palestine as a state. it was part of the ought aman empire. i think we invented palestinian people, who are in fact arabs and historically part of the arab community. >> that channel is the jewish channel. since that interview was released, the gingrich campaign has issued a statement saying, quote, gingrich supports a negotiated peace agreement between israel and the palestinians. however, to understand what is being proposed and negotiated you have to insurance decades of complex history, unquote. we want to head to iowa where gingrich and the other gop hopeful are getting ready for tonight's presidential debate. cnn's deputy political director paul steinhauser standing by. paul, is there a strategy behind what newt gingrich said about the middle east? >> reporter: yeah, don. here's the politics. because gingrich is doing it and just about every other president are deshl candidate other than
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ron paul is doing the same thing. gingrich went a little further maybe. all year they've been major supporters of israel, pointing out what they would do to help the jewish state. at the same time they've been pointing out that president barack obama is not a real friend of israel and his policies have made israel less secure. maybe gingrich went a little further. whoo's the politics? jewish republican voters? yeah, to a agree. social can conservative voters, strong backers of israel. that's what all the candidates are dog, reaching out to those voters. here in iowa and in south carolina, the soercial conservative voters are very influential. don, some politics at play. one of the campaigns has responded. mitt romney's campaign, one of his surrogates poinltsing out that gingrich's words not helpful at all to the peace process and critical of what newt gingrich said. don, that's where things stand right now on his comments on israel. >> he's the front-runner in so many polls and so the firestorm,
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it's all going to be centered on him. >> reporter: oh, no doubt about it. listen, this is the first debate in about three weeks, the last one our cnn debate in washington, d.c., just before thanksgiving. as you said, a lot's changed since then. you look at all the polls, nationally and in most of the states other than new hampshire, yes, newt gingrich is now the front-runner including a brand new cnn/orc poll. when you rise in the polls, become the front-runner it brings more scrutiny. i think we'll see that tonight on the stage and the debate hall. we've seen some of the other campaigns, the romney campaign, paul campaign, critical of gingrich trying to point out the difrntss. just a few hours ago at a campaign event here in des moines mitt romney said, yeah, he'd point out his differences between him and gingrich. we could see santorum and bachmann who are also critical of gingrich, we could see the line of fire tonight. remember, don, just over three weeks away from the iowa
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caucuses. the clock is ticking for the candidates to make an imprelgs. >> three weeks from the iowa caucuses and you sid the last debate was three weeks ago. that wasn't that long ago, paul. >> reporter: so much has changed in this race. it doesn't take much time at all. i bet in three weeks we may have another front-runner. >> who knows. the familiar debate work station behind you, we all know it too well. paul, i've said this to you in person. you should be one of those speed talkers. you can say more in a minute than most people can say in an hour. you speak so quickly. it thank you, paul steinhauser. >> reporter: i'll slow it down. >> thank you, sir. enjoy. he is a force behind best-selling books, popular movies and a church with 30,000 members. bishop t.d. jakes will join me after the breaks. we were just talking politics. i'll ask him about the economy,
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politics and what some people have labeled a war on christmas and a war on religion. is it real? don't go anywhere. my conversation with him is next. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money ? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. no nonsense. just people sense.
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america's best-known pastors. his media empire includes radio, television and film productions and numerous best-selling books. his latest "the relationship bible life lessons on relationships from the inspired word of god." and his church, the potter's house in dallas, claims more than 30,000 members. bishop jakes joins me tonight from dallas. it's good to see you. merry christmas, early christmas, to you. >> thank you, don. same to you. it's a pleasure to be with you. >> let's talk about christmass. if i said happy holidays to you, because some people will say happy holidays because they put christmas and new year's together. i don't necessarily mean they're trying to take away christmas, but maybe you do. we've heard so much about the war on christmas in recent years, people complaining that christianity is being shoved aside. do you believe there's a war on christmas? >> i think people are first of all trying to be so politically correct we're afraid to say
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anything to each other. it's unfortunate. there are groups that are anti any expression of christianity and have been and probably are always will be. though it's disappointing, it's what makes america great, that we have all the diversity in the midst of this great country. learning to live with each other and respect each other and our differences and our uniquenesses is the objective that i think we have yet to master at this current time. >> you know, this has gotten political. rick perry has released an ad attacking president obama. i want you to take a listen to it. >> i'm not ashamed to admit i'm a christian, but you don't need to be in the pew every sunday to know there's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can't openly celebrate christmas or pray in school. as president, i'll end obama's war on religion. >> what do you think when -- i mean, i was going to ask you if you think president obama has mounted a war on religion and christmas. but when you hear that commercial, when you see that ad, what goes through your head?
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>> niffirst of all, i dearly lo governor perry. i've known him for a number of years, but on this particular issue i see it quite differently. i just left washington where i was with invited to a christmas celebration with the president and the first lady. and previously they had asked me to speak for an easter service specifically are on the death and resurrection of our lord. i don't know what leads him to that perfect session, but having interacted with the president personally i am quite convince that if he had a war against christianity he wouldn't have asked me to preach on the death and resurrection of the lord on easter and invite me back for christmas. i think it's a terrible misunderstanding. >> that ad in general -- some people when you hear it, he says he's not ashamed to say i'm a christian, which is fine, then he talks about our men and women who happen to be gay in uniform and many who risk their lives and have died. it strikes some people the wrong way. >> well, i can understand that. my personal opinion, when it
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comes to defending the country, i think we need everybody that's eligible in the country to defend the country. that's just my personal opinion. anybody that wants to give service to our nation i respect and honor and all of the men and women giving their lives for us, i certainly appreciate them. whether we agree on every other issue outside of that as it relates to religion and faith and all of that, again, our diversity is the strength of this nation, and i think that we really need to move away from the things that divide us and begin to focus more on the things that unite us and respect our differences but appreciate our commonalities as well. >> we're going to keep you here for a bit and continue this. stay with us. i want to continue the conversation and i would like to ask you about our fellow americans who are struggling in this economy and the abuse scandals that have the headlines lately. we'll be right back. passport?
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bishop jakes is back, t.d. jai jakes, best-selling author, also the founder of the potter's house church in dallas. we're going to talk now about the state of our nation, the political gridlock in washington. any thoughts on how to unite what seems to be such a divided country aright now? >> first, i think most americans are are really, really frustr e frustrated because we have this tox icity that continues to happen where people benefit from our polarity rather than being
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centrist in their ideologies. i think we need to tone down the hostility and move away from this type of rhetoric that is not solution based. what we need for the millions of people who are outside right now sleeping in shelters right now is the birthing of our -- and this gridlock that we keep seeing in washington is extremely disappointing from people that we are paying from our taxes to resolve the issues that threaten are the well fare of our country. >> because off the c the econom because of the way things operate on the highest echelon of business, wall street, what have you, the economy is bad, then there's the occupy wall street movement which has moved really across the country. what are your thoughts on this protest? on these protests? >> first of all, again, i'm glad to live in a country where we have the freedom of expression and where we can express ourselves in nonviolent ways and for the most part they've done a great job with that. the thing i would love to see
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rise up out of the mayhem of the kmie wa occupy wall street movement, is some deliverable ideas, this is what we want, some itemization of the ideas, to challenge the establishment to implement the ideas. we're seeing the protesting, but by and large this global 40,000-foot view of what they want, this euphoric ideology needs to be nailed down to some specific deliverable s so we ca send a message to the powers at be, wall street or washington, that mainstream america wants to see the change. >> speaking truth to power basically, if you're going to have this movement, then you need a clear, concise message behind it, correct? >> absolutely. i'm not exactly sure what that message is, and i'm not exactly sure that that message is the same from city to city. so there is some internal infrastructure that needs to be added to this movement for it to have the impact that it needs to have. >> bishop, let's talk about all
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of these child self abuse scandals we have been hearing so much about recently are, penn state, syracuse, on and on, another one today. what is going on in our society, in our country, when you hear about cover-ups and things like that? >> you know something, don, this has been going on for years and years and years. it's just that, with social networking and the 24-hour media cycles that today, it has come to the surface the way it hasn't historically. with one in six boys molested before the age of 18 and one in four boy girls, this is not a new story and these cases with penn state and syracuse and elsewhere highlighted are important, but my concern, don, is that most of the abuse that we're seeing happening in this country is not highlighted. it is not with big celebrities or important or prestigious people. it's down in the trenches with nearly 50% of boys being molested in homes by people that they know. so i don't want us to demonize
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these people as the epitome of evil at the expense of overlooking people in our communities, in our neighbors and even our relatives who have access to our children. it's time for parents to really take a sharp wake-up call and build the kind of communication mechanisms with their children so that we can really check to make sure that this is not happening not only at penn state where we need to really stamp it out but also in our own neighborhoods and communities. >> i have to ask you this, bishop, about bishop eddie long. you know him. i think you're friends with him, a fellow pastor. he leads a mega church here in atlanta. he settled several abuse cases that were filed against him, misconduct cases, a better way of saying it. his wife just filed for divorce. your thoughts on that, first, the misconduct allegations. >> well, i think if there was actually misconduct we have -- the young men involved -- and they are older men. i think it's a little different from a 10-year-old who can't speak for himself.
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when you get these older boys who can make decisions, old enough to drive a car, old enough to go to war, if there is a deliberate action done here, we can't take a cash settlement when we really want justice done. because it leaves the public wondering what really happened. because of the judicial system that we have today, none of us are curious -- our curiosities are not resolved because the only people who really know what happened between the boys an bishop are the boys and bishop. perhaps we'll never know at this point. but we can use it as a talking point, to begin to deal with how we interact with leadership and how we interact with people and what our expectations are of people. and in that way i think it will do well. look, the most recent information that i have read is that bishop long has taken a sabbatical with his wife to rebuild his marriage and strengthen his relationship i read due to the pressure of all of the media. >> he said last sunday in church he's going to take some time off to deal with the issues with his
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family. but his wife did file for divorce and she said she stands behind that. she said it was irreckoncilable differences, that there's no chance of getting back together. >> whenever i counsel any couple, don, i try to see them resolve things because at the end of the day, above our jobs, above our careers and everything else, i think family is really important. >> do you know how he's doing? >> i do not know. i do not know. i did know that he had decided to take a leave of absence until i read it. but i'm hoping that they're using it as a time to cut off the phone and the tv and really rebuild their relationship. for the people who are high profile like yourself, like me, him and others, it's very difficult to maintain a private life when you're living in a fish bowl all the time. sometimes you have to cut off the lights and put your priorities back into alignment. my prayer is that the longs will use this opportunity to get that done. >> that's what your new book is about partially, called the
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"relationship bible," life lessons on relationships from the inspired word of god, right? >> absolutely. i find that the bible is full of relational information, whether it's in the workplace, dealing between mothers daughters fathers sons or most importantly our relationship with god. the cross itself is not just a vertical relationship between us and god but also a horizontal, the implication is also god is also concerned about how we get along. i put together a lot of articles, added material and highlighted scriptures to help people look into the word of god to navigate through the crisis at work, at home or even at church. >> bishop t.d. jakes, thank you so much. >> pleasure, sir. >> talk to you soon. moving on now, they're inspiring people, doing extraordinary things and sunday night cnn is honoring them. we're counting down to the cnn all-star tribute. next, you'll meet one of the finalists for hero of the year. [ buzzer ] saving $50 on a no contract htc wildfire s
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sunday night. hello, kareen, what can we expect? major stars. >> reporter: absolutely. a blockbuster night indeed, don. take a look behind me. i'm outside the shrine auditorium in downtown los angeles. you really have to give it up to these guys, been out here all day long putting the finishing touches on everything. you can see the glamorous red carpet being laid down all the way to the end, "showbiz tonight" at cnn heroes, the live show right before the show that i'll be a part of. we'll have stars, talk about the real stars of the night, cnn's top ten heroes. wait until you hear this remarkable story of this man, comes from atlanta the wonderful nonprofit organization called the global soap project. this is all about saving lives but what's so remarkable about your story is it's a story we can relate to don. how many times have you been to
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a hotel and you use a soap once or twice and they throw it out. this man found a way to put the soap to good use. >> thank you. today 2.6 million bars of soap were thrown away. in aggregate annually 800 million bars are thrown away. in juxtaposition 2 million kids die of diarrhea conditions a year. if we move that soap and made new bars of soap out of it to had help a kid, save a life. >> reporter: it's really all about cnn heroes like yourself finding creative solutions to problems. >> yes. >> reporter: your organization started in in 2009. you've gathered up 200,000 bars of soap since then. and you're really impacting communities in, what, ten countries right now, saving lives. >> actually 18 countries. >> reporter: 18! >> i think this is a simple solution to a big problem. so you think about how many kids don't have are so soap around t
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world, how many mothers would love a bar of soap. here we're throwing it away. no more. from today onwards, i think after cnn heroes, i think we'll get enthusiasm and the hotels will give us soap. also the kids will get a bar of soap we're helping. this is a great time for us, a great story. we're giving back. i think we're very excited about what is going on, and i promise you next time you see me we'll have recycled a million bars of soap. how about that? >> reporter: fantastic. a pleasure having you here. i know your wife and two children will be on hand as you're honored, all of cnn's other top ten heroes, stories of inspiration just like this, don. what could be better? >> thank you, kareen. we appreciate it. we'll be watching. and you, the audience, can see the ten nominees and donate to the hero of the year you'd like to choose, cnn here rooheroes.ch sunday night 8:00 p.m. eastern/5:00 p.m. pacific.
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a dilemma united these two moms. patricia and sheila say
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elementary school staff pressured them to medicate their sons for behavior problems. >> the principal told me, your son is not focused, not on task, and this is a continual problem. she goes, counseling is too slow a process, and you need to put your child on medication. >> you fought it, though, in the beginning. >> something inside of me told me that that was not what i wanted to do. >> right. >> and i had everybody telling me, oh, it's safe, it's going to help him focus. you think, here are experts, maybe these people know more than me. >> patricia gave her 7-year-old various drugs for more than two years. >> he was up and down. he became psychotic. >> what do you mean? >> he literally attacked me, physically hitting me. he went to school and he was banging his head against the desk. when he was asked to take a test, he ate the test. i said, this is not my son. i'm pulling my son off these drugs. >> you sheila had a similar
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situation? >> my son, too, he was 7 at the time. i started getting calls. he was calling out, getting up out of his seat, and then i was told by the school psychologist that i should really consider putting him on psychiatric drugs. i was, like, this is so not what i want. >> sheila saw patricia on tv during one of the times she testified before congresses about medicating children labeled adhd. >> i called her up and i was, like, help me. she was, like, my suggestion is that you research the drugs, and my suggestion is you don't do it. i went to the school and i said, i am not putting my son on these drugs. this is so wrong. we're going to tell other moms about this. >> in 2001, the women became activists, forming a nonprofit able child which ed educates
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children and teachers. sheila focused on how her son communicated by working on his speech and language, his disruptive behavior stopped. >> parents aren't are being told that there are other solutions that you can deal with a child because the medication and drugs are arlike, the quick fix. >> steve perry, middle brooke, new york. >> patricia's son michael and sheila's son joseph are now thriving young adults, both graduated high school, michael a mechanic living in new york and joseph a sophomore in college. a hot gift idea this season, computer tablets. find out which one gives you the most bang for your buck, coming up. [ kimberly ] when i was 19, i found myself alone with two children and no way to support them. people told me i wasn't going to do anything.
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a popular item on christmas lists this year, tab itlet computers. but figuring out which tablet is the best option can be pretty tricky. joining us now from san francisco to help us figure out all of that is brian tong. brian, break it down for us. >> reporter: had when you're looking for tablets, there's two ways to look at it. what do you want to do and how much are you willing to spend?
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i have a few to break down the division. there's really two classes. obviously the tablet that everybody knows about and has heard about is the ipad. this guy known for all of its apps, ease of use, but it's known for its price tag which starts at $499. although it really defined what a tablet experience could be, it may not be in everyone's a tablet experience could be, it may not be in everybody's wheel house. this is called the asus prime. i can actually take this tablet off. it's thinner and an ipad and separated from its base, which makes it serve as a keyboard. this is also a $499 tablet. but a criticism is there's in the as many robust apps or the experience isn't as tight what is you're used to seeing on an apple ipad. those cover the high end. >> do you have more to show? what i wanted do is these two
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tablets, show the prices side by side. you have more? >> yeah. >> show more, go ahead. >> this is kind of more of the general consumer tablet heers beep have the kindle fire and the nook tablet. it's $249 for the nook and we talked about the ipad -- >> the two that you have up now, brian, can we take that graphic down? and then we'll talk about that. put them up together because that one is like -- the one you have in your left hand is like just a bigger cell phone. it's not that much bigger than some cell phones. can you operate that? >> if you have big pockets, you might be able to fit it in your pocket. the trick with a 7 inch screen is that although can you browse the web, it's a little more cramped. a lot of people are looking at these tablets as a way to take
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video, music and reading with them on the go. we found with tablets it's more of a consumption device which means it doesn't have to have everything like your compute zeer. >> which tablet gives you the most bang for your buck? >> for most people probably looking at the $249 and $1 99. it's light in your bag. can you do everything some of the higher end tablets do, not everyone wants to video conference or needs blue tooth. those are higher end. i would look at the nook or the kindle just to see if you even like these. at the same time a tablet really isn't for everyone. >> we've been talking for a lon time and really i'm out of time
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here. i want to ask because it there's one that's supposed to give the ipad a run for its money. are-the-all available for christmas including the one that is supposed to give ipad a run for its money? there was until the asus. amazon's kindle fire, you have to get them directly from amazon. everyone else, you can get them in stock. >> the eurocon threatens to throw the world back into debt. we've been talking about the debt crisis and the effect it could have on the united states. some are drawing similarities to
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what happened in 2008. here's what happened to the dow in the six months following lehman's collapse. can you see there it was a very, very rough time. matt, there have been some good days and bad days but recently even in the face of europe's uncertainty the dow has been above 12,000. is this your last chance to get out when you see history like this. >> i look at this chart and have a couple different views. one, it makes me a little sick and scares me. but then back in march we bottomed below 7,000 and a year and a half later you doubled your money. it's tough to time it. >> and now that market is right back up at 12,000 where it started. >> yes. we're not near the lows now so we're not in that same predickment. there's a good chance we could have a major pullback if isn't doesn't happen in europe. the political landscape is causing a lot of concern for investors, our confidence has been falling, housing market is still falling apart. last chance to get out, i don't know if i want to call it that
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but you have to be nimble and look at your portfolio and thinking if you're concerned and feel you're too risky, start selling. >> if you need the use of your money in the next year, should that money be sitting in an etrade account in. >> no, your money should be in a savings account. unfortunately you're in the getting much on that, maybe half a percent if anything. if you have a 20-year time horizon, you can be in that spot. >> and you can buy all the way in. >> be sure to watch "your money" every saturday at 1:00 eastern and every sunday at 3:00 eastern here on cnn. >> joyous reunions in virginia. and a holiday tradition that honors the fallen. volunteers across the country lay wreaths at military graves. financial advice is everywhere.
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now some other stories making news today. a happy homecoming for thousands
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of sailors on board the two u.s. destroyer, a cruise are and aircraft carrier "george h.w. bush." they arrived after a seven-month deployment. family members were right there to welcome them back, thrilled their loved ones will be home for the holidays. president barack obama attended the army-navy football game today. the vice president and his wife joined him for the game. the president watched from navy's side for the first half and army's side the second half. and a halfy won 27-21. >> volunteers across the country are remembering fallen u.s. service members by laying wreaths on their headstones. more than 700 state and national cemeteries on foreign soil and all of the sites of the september 11th attacks now take

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