tv Morning Express With Robin Meade HLN February 10, 2010 6:00am-10:00am EST
morning sunshine. well, good morning to you. if you are watching tv, i'm glad you got power. i didn't have power this morning. i'm robin meade. because of the weather, here is what's going on. east coasters, you're not getting a break from the weather. several big cities are shutting down. hold on tight, we'll show you live pictures, give you i-reports from fellow viewers. see what i'm talking about? yeah.
>> remember the infamous tiger woods voice mail. she's saying what she did after she got the voice mail. plus. >> the only way i'm not going to be governor last year is at the ballot box. >> new york governor david patterson is making it clear she's running for governor next year, but there's rumors about drugs and women. a weather nightmare youds our window. a blizzard blasted the east coast and now a new snowstorm is hitting. many flights into mayor airports from d.c. up to new york are being suspended. 600 flights are cancelled at chicago o'hare and midway's airports. >> we all get freaked out, but hope we are one of the lucky ones to leave. >> it says on time.
>> totally done. my 3-year-old son says i'm tired of christmas, mommy. >> one of our i-reporters sent in pictures from his flight in columbus, ohio. he took them wait iing for the plane to take off. let me see the pictures. oh, there's not a whole lot to see. that? i don't want to take off in that. you can see crews trying to clear the snow from the runway. people waited patiently. he eventually made it to laguardia. new york is expected to get hammered. none of the city's schools are going to be open. there's a live look for you. boston announced it's having a snow day. in d.c., it's the third straight day schools and government offices will be closed. i guess it means the president's daughters don't have to ride to school in a motorcade. they are expecting another ten inches of snow.
ten inches! let me spell it out. here is the deal. i can't remember the last time there was a blizzard warning for new york, long island, maryland. they stand for jersey, philly, delaware, too. you are saying it's a big deal. >> it's a good way to say it. we had the storm over the weekend. it was a huge snow maker. it's a windy day. here is the low. it's off the coast of virginia now. it's starting to bomb out. intensify and blossom. it's going to grab the low, merge it together, deepen and turn it into a huge snow maker and wind maker. blizzard warnings for parts of west virginia, maryland, delaware, new york. winds gusting to over 40 miles per hour. lots of snow. i'll pount that out in a couple minutes. >> can you show me that, again. the red.
does it indicate the blizzard warnings? >> no, the pink is blizzard warnings. jersey through baltimore, west virginia. >> the red indicates what? >> winter storm warning. >> it's not like it's a break, just a wind difference. >> it's not that big of a deal. >> one of tiger woods' alleged miss tress is speak iing out. is k good morning. jay my grubs has been referred to as mistress number two. the woman who released the infamous voice mail from tiger. she gave an interview and in it she says she did what tiger asked and took her name off her voice mail and waited by the phone. he then texted her on thanksgiving day like nothing was wrong. then the crash happened. i thought this is my fault. i felt badly.
it was hard to bear. i was devastated. i felt awful that it could be that big of a reaction and hurt elin. that was just the beginning. we're going to have the interview later. we have reached out to woods for response and have not yet heard back. robin. >> thank you so much. i don't know what to think about people who say i didn't realize it was going to hurt the wife that much. what do you mean? >> i agree. >> just my opinion. the space shuttle "endeavour" docked at the space station. are those live pictures, too? oh, my goodness, we're live everywhere, even in space. the station will be 90% complete when those components are installed. it will include three space walks. nothing like people looking over your shoulder at work. the death of skater, nancy
kerrigan's father was a homicide. he died of an alleged altercation with his son mark last month. he pleaded not guilty to assault and battery charges. the kerrigan family says the findings are inaccurate. tru tv talked to prime news about this. >> one thing that i think the government will take into consideration is it's being reported he's suffering from -- he's an african-american vet suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. he is seeing psychiatrist. he has a lengthy criminal record from 1991. things like drunken driving. violating a restraining order. when you take that picture into consideration and this, another violent altercation, it's something any prosecutor is
going to take into consideration in determining whether to file additional charges. >> nancy kerrigan won two olympic medals in the '90s. she escaped an attack before the 1994 winter games. hondas are being recalled. this is with the air bags. >> we have been talking about toyota so much, now honda expanding an earlier recall. 400,000 more cars affected. in a crash, your air bag is supposed to save you. in this case, it can burst and send metal fragments flying. they know of 12 incidents, one person died. the civic, the accord, odyssey and acura's are included. check cnn.com/robin, looking out
for you. >> thank you very, very much. another day, another car recall. anyone else feel exasperated? >> ellen made her debut on "american idol." she talked about her qualifications as a judge. ellen had fun with the contestants and alum nation process. >> danny, step forward. torey, step forward, matty, step back. danny, step to your left a little bit. . claire step forward, then back, a little bit. you're all going through. >> by the end of hollywood week, the field of 181 contestants gets wid led down to 24. the competition is filled with
drama an we'll have all the highlights. all right. we have so many areas under a blizzard warning today, right next door to them, you have those under a winter storm warning. what is the difference between a blizzard warning and wint irstorm warning? >> the blizzard, winds of 35 miles per hour or greater for more than three hours. the visibility gets down to less than a quarter mile. that's what you need for a blizzard. we have that now. winter storm warnings, you're not going to see the wind as bad. just plain old snow. three to five for central p.a. ten to 20 for brake light mor. long island seven-14 inches of snow. here is new york, laguardia, jfk covered with heavy snow. check your flight to see if it's getting off. same with philadelphia.
rain across jersey, everybody with snow this afternoon. >> did anyone else have to get ready by the blackberry light this morning. >> it's gusty. windy and cold. >> i had no power. i think it's a song. get ready by the blackberry light. >> it was 1895 at our house, too. looks like landing a new job may be getting easier. good news in a bad economy. where you are most likely to get a job. do single people have a better sex life compared to the married people? ♪
and said the quake shook their home severely. immediately, no immediate reports of major damage. we are going to get our fellow viewers on the phone to describe what they felt. it's not every day you hear of an earthquake, a 4.3 in illinois. our salute today. >> good morning, robin. i'm an gi. i would like to send out a salute to my husband today, major john kuhn. i'm proud of you for volunteering in iraq and serving your country. we are proud of you. see you soon. thank you for your service. >> nice salute. this has nothing to do with your salute. you have a beautiful voice. if you have someone in the service go to cnn.com slash robin. we would be honored to salute
them. cribs are being recalled after the death of three babies. the thing is, they cannot be fixed. what are you supposed to do? jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. >> take them back or throw them out. don't worry about having a receipt in this situation. they are dangerous and there's no fix. they were sold a few years ago. the babies are probably out of the cribs by now. they might be in the attic. you might have been giving them to someone. they were sold at kmart and walma walmart. there's been a lot of concern for the drop side cribs. the hardware can break. the baby can get trapped. no fix. the company is out of business. there's nobody to pay for that. again, take them back, throw them out. we have all the information you need at cnn.com/robin. it's under looking out for you.
okay. this could be a little bit of good news. the fierce competition for jobs got a little bit better. t it's good news in a bad economy. in december, you may remember the government was saying for every job, there were six people looking for a job. a government report says hiring has been strongest lately in construction, leisure and hospitality. that means hotels and casinos. hotels and casinos. all right. that's where they say the jobs are. >> well, they would employ a lot of people, that's for sure. thank you. if you are traveling today, chances are you're going to run into big-time problems. look at the live pictures of new york city. bob van dillen is going to let you know the delays you can expect at a number of different airports today. the first lady kicks off a
falls today will smooth out the surface. by the way, we have blizzard warnings for a number of different areas, today. people in d.c. are expecting an additional three to six inches. the snow made it in the monologue. >> i don't think i have seen this since the stimulus package. >> quickly, bob, if you could tell me which places have blizzard warnings. >> long island and new york city, most of jersey, philadelphia, baltimore, delaware. you are going to see all kinds of problems. if you are trying to travel in or out of the big cities in new york, philadelphia, baltimore and washington, check your flight, first. there are going to be numerous cancellations today. the winds are gusting over 40
miles per hour. here is what we have, major delays. new york, and philadelphia, you can see major delays of over two hours if not cancellations there as well. to the south, d.c. and baltimore looking at major cancellations because of all the weather. boston, cleveland, lighter snow this morning, heavier this afternoon. rain delays in phoenix. chicago and droult, snow and wind across the great lakes. i'll show the blizzard warnings in detail. >> these are delay ifs your flight didn't get cancelled. >> check, especially in the northeast. the saints celebrated mar d gras style. >> the crowd was larger than any
mardi gras celebration. new american foal k hero. drew brees through beads from a dozen floats as confetti flew through the air. it's dark, you don't need sunglasses. it looks like any parade except for the trophy there held up to queen's "we have the champion." jamie grubbs released this infamous voice mail. remember this? >> hey, it's tiger. i need you to do me a huge favor. um, can you please, ah, take your name off my phone. my wife went through my phone.
>> she gave an interview and said after the crash, that happened after the voice mail, i instantly called him, left him a voice mail, i said i hope things are okay and you are not hurt too badly. then all of a sudden the rumors surfaced about rachel. then she told ktla she was upset and released the voice mail, which she now regrets. more on that, later in the show. meantime, this is cool. the harlem globe trotters found a way to beat the washington generals on the ice. >> it's dangerous. >> the first time in their 84 dwreers of history they played a game on a hockey rink. they wore ice cleats on their shoes and beat the generals. >> lastly, one of america's top figure skaters said skating is not a gay sport. >> is he the guy with the
we want no one on the road unless it's an essential trip they have to make. we expect the roads will be more retch rouse in some cases than this past weekend. >> if you are anywhere from washington, d.c., up to new york, you have our sympathy today. days after a record breaking snowstorm, another one is hitting right now. we are talking up to two feet in some areas. this is a nightmare, if you are doing any kind of traveling. hundreds of flights have been cancelled. many roads are closed. that's just the start of it. a leading republican senator
wants president obama to fire the counter terrorism adviser. it's the latest fall out over the attempted attack of the under wear bomber. republicans are playing politics. they criticized the administrations handling of the suspect. ellen degeneres is sitting in the judge's chair. she talked about her qualifications as a judge and said she knows how it feels to stand on the stage and please people. those are a few of the headlines this morning on a snowy and stormy day for many viewers. welcome back, i'm robin meade. we'll have more on that. first, this just in. about an hour ago, an earthquake rattled illinois. it was centered from downtown chicago. it's a magnitude 4.3. it's not every day a 4.3 magnitude rattles the midwest.
right now, there's no immediate reports of damage. we have a viewer on the phone out of illinois. she's rafer weigel's mom. she gave rafer a message saying hey, we have an earthquake. let's get her on the phone. how are you? >> caller: i'm well. i'm happy to be in one piece. >> i'm glad you are okay. tell me how you were awakened this morning from the cat who sensed something was coming. >> caller: my pets did. they woke me up about 4:00 central time. my cat was acting strangly and my dog. around 4:00, i heard this loud rumble and it felt as though something fell on the roof. my dog jumped. the cat was quiet for a moment. she's going to start making noise, again. i apologize. >> she's upset about the
earthquake. did you feel the house rumble a bit? >> caller: i did. it felt like something fell on the roof. it was a very loud rumble, sort of like thunder and lasted three seconds. >> it seemed like an eternity for you, though. >> caller: i got up and went outside, discovered a foot and a half of snow. very windy. as bob said, very bad. >> it's unusual to feel an earthquake in illinois. it's not like it happens every year. >> caller: it is unusual. we are on a fault. i think southern illinois, you can expect an earthquake there. this is quite unusual. it was felt, according to local reports in other states, wisconsin, indiana. they said they felt it because of the flat plain of our geography. it goes farther, the feeling.
>> i'm glad you are okay. this is rafer's mom we are talking to. just wanted to let the viewers know we understand you had an earthquake in illinois just outside of illinois. a 4.3. thank you. >> caller: thank you, robin. in new york, the worst of a winter storm hasn't arrived, but boy, are they brace iing for it. this is a live look now. i'm surprised i'm seeing so many cars on the road. the mayor cancelled school saying the situation could be bad when it's time for kids to come home. nearly every city along the east coast from baltimore to boston cancelled school. i don't want to leave out the folks in the midwest, the caller from chicago said they had a foot on the ground. it's what she woke up to this morning. you are either under a blizzard warning today or you are under a winter storm warning. the difference being the wind. this is a picture of central park. there it goes. bob, tell me who has the
blizzard warnings. >> sentra park. the reason is because of the visibility. you saw it on the camera. all of a sudden, it fades away. winds of over 30 miles per hour. sustained for three hours. you have that south of new york. that moves in and the visibility is bad. here is the developing low. it's a bomb of a storm off the chesapeake bay. it moves up jersey, then south of new york city. winds off the ocean. a lot of snow and wind. burglar warnings in the pink shaded areas. the red shaded areas, winter storm warnings, watching for the snow to continue. chicago, to the east, getting snow off the lake. light snow in michigan. then it picks up across the middle parts of pennsylvania and virginia. some of the winds not that bad. winds up to 15 to 17 miles per hour in new york. 18 in philadelphia.
ten to 18. 11-mile-per-hour winds in washington. the winds are not there, yet. give it time. once it deepens with the low pressure, that's when you get that. total six to 1 for the day. snow is coming down quickly now. to the north, the most snow. ten to 20 in baltimore. long island, seven to 14. there's the capital. >> they just recovered -- actually, they haven't recovered from the last one. >> rafer's mom, glad she's okay. i'm glad it was rafer's mom. president obama is getting to spend quality time with his children. michelle told larry king. >> he can have dinner. he can read to the kids at
night, tuck them into bed. we have more quality time. we can't go out, necessarily. he still goes to parent-teacher conferences. >> he goes to the school? >> absolutely. he goes to every performance and play. he gos to basketball games and soccer games. he can't go to all of them. saturday's, he's working. he's as involved as he's been. he can't take the kids to school every day. quite frankly, they don't want him to. they think the motorcade is a complete embarrassment. >> no matter who your parents are, they are a source of embarrassment in school. less move. she emphasized it's not about physical appearance, but quality of life. some toy ota dealerships ar open around the clock to make repairs to recalled cars.
some stores kept it running 24/7. the fix takes about two hours. he's offering people free meals, if they want it while they wait. >> i have a commitment to my customers. i'm selling the word's number one quality automobile. we have a few concerns we are taking care of. >> coming up. here come the lawyers. toyota is experiences a sudden acceleration of lawsuits. the wife of mark sanford is getting her say about the long term affair with the woman in argentina. >> how abdomen john edwards. what do you think of that? >> oh, gosh. >> she finally left him. >> my heart goes out to her. she's got a lot on her plate. nobody deserves that. >> there's a sex tape. you have been spare thad since she's in argentina. >> when i heard about the sex
tape. mark was with the boys. i said i hope there are no tapes coming. boys brace yourselves if there's something else coming down the line. >> wow. catch the joy behar show here on hln. teenagers wentd on a dangerous joyride in their mom's car. if car smashed into the house. the kids running off 6789 thank goodness nobody was hurt. now, you have to hear how mom is punishing the kids.
two 14-year-olds accused of stealing their mom's car for a joyride. the car crashed into a house. police tell wtvc their mom is pressing charges against her kids. a neighbor said hey, the kids are getting off easy. >> i know their mom gonna be real upset. their mom gonna have to take responsibility for it. they are under age. beat themious then let them stay in joouf anytime for awhile. >> wow. the teen's mom might have to pay the fix the house. their friends were also charged. toyota is going to need more than a team of mechanics to deal with all the recalls of millions of cars. they are going to need a lot of lawyers as well. jennifer westhoven is here. i'm not surprised. >> the only people that listened to these stories is lawyers.
more than 40 lawsuits already for the run away problem. toyota is asking they be thrown out. experts say toyota could be on the hook for more than $2 billion in legal settlements. this is a big problem. it's actually one of the reasons why car companies try to avoid recalls. you are admitting there is something wrong and could be held liable. there's mounting evidence the run away car problem is not resolved. it goes beyond gas pedals and floor mats. there are been a lot of questions about the computer system. they are confident they have solved the main problem. if you want to get away, you have to commit. you have to be able to make a plan. you have to book by tomorrow. southwest is running -- >> tomorrow? >> yeah. >> the flights don't start until
march. when they say that, they are not putting in all the taxes. we did that for you. it's really $120 round trip for a short flight like amarillo to austin. >> they don't charge you for the bags. >> take two bags! make them big! >> thanks for the heads up on that. we have to book it by tomorrow. want the ingredients for a successful business? one woman mixed butter, sugar and hard wark. instead of any elam has that storey. >> she grew up baking. >> i started baking with the easy bake oven. i got it for christmas. i was about 7 years old. >> she started candy cakes. they spishlize in gourmet cupcakes. >> i did soul searching. i had to determine what was the right thing for me to do.
the only thing i have being passionate about. >> reporter: it couldn't have happened without a plan. >> you are running around like a chicken with their head cut off. >> if they don't have time to write a business plan, they don't have time for a business. people vote for what location they want next. with all that data, we decide what markets to go into. >> reporter: don't expect everything to go as planned. >> it's a learning process. >> if you are a small business owner, we would love to see your success story. go to cnn.com/robin. up load a picture and share your info. you could be featured here on morning express. one of tiger's mistresses
says he's no longer the man she fell in love with. president obama singing on stage with heavyweights. i want to tell you, we are all over it for you. blizzard warnings, bob, give me the cities. new york, philly, delaware, maryland, boston, new york. >> parts of west virginia. >> where? >> parts of west virginia. >> the eastern sea board, you are under a blizzard warning today. that's the story we have.
he was joined by smokey robinson, morgan freeman at a pbs concert. check out bob dillen. ♪ gather our people wherever you roam ♪ >> all right. president obama said the music of the civil rights movement helped carry the cause. from bob dillen to bob van dillen. >> i always hated that name. >> i know. come on. >> he's been the vain of my existence my entire life. >> he's a legend. >> i don't care. go to new york, philly, d.c., it's out there. blizzard warnings for new york city, philadelphia, baltimore, too. check with your air carrier, if you are trying to get a flight in our out.
here is what we have. over two hour delays for new york city metro, jfk, laguardia, too. philadelphia, over two hour delays. d.c. metro, over two hour delays. atlanta, windy across the southeast, including charlotte as well. more on that in a half hour. >> when the camera is off him, he's like -- >> that's not true. that's not true. >> >> all right. one of tiger woods 'alleged mistresses says that she feels she was duped by tiger. here is rafer with more on that. he is a married man. who was duping who? >> she knew he was a married man but she thought she was the only other woman according to the interview she did. jaimee grubbs released the infamous voice mail from woods. asking her to take her name off of her voice mail greeting. she told the affiliate kta she released the voice mail because she was upset she wasn't the only other woman in and that
tiger fooled her saying, quote, i saw the loving, caring, down-to-earth side of him. that's who i was falling for. now there's so many sides to him, i didn't know i couldn't even tell you the person that he is. we will have video of that interview later in the show. we have reached out to woods for response heard back yet. american figure skating star johnny weir joan for his wild outfits and flamboyant style and real show said skating is not a gay sport. in an interview with hbo real sports, while he is effeminate, the sport is not. >> figure skating in the united states is a gay sport and that's a misconception. there are so many straight athletes. think it is the music and costumes that turn most men off. >> three-time u.s. champion will be competing in his second olympics and a lot to prove after he failed to medal in his last games.
next half hour, the party is on in new orleans. why the saints are celebrating mardi gras style. you know why. one heck of a celebration. >> really crate video of the parade. it is fun to watch. thank you. one little girl doesn't want to wash her hand because she used to it shake hands with the president and got the dhoons meet him because she has connections.
good morning. i'm wondering if you are sticking around to watch longer than normal because you can't get out because of the weather. i'm robin meade. morning, sunshine. let's start with the east coasters, you are not getting any break from freezing weather, forget the freezing weather. how about the snow? blizzard conditions shutting down several big cities this morning. as a winter nightmare gets worse. remember, the tiger woods voice mail to the alleged mistress. she is now saying what she did after she got that voice mail. police, the michael jackson autopsy report is now out and it has some surprising details
about jackson's final days. first, though, new this morning. people in northern illinois apparently woke up to a 4.3 magnitude earthquake. this just in. centered about 50 miles from downtown chicago. several callers tell us that the quake shook their homes and that includes rafer's mom who happens to live in this area. >> i felt the rumble and thought -- i thought -- it felt like something fell on the roof and it was a very loud rumble. sort of lake thunder. it lasted about three seconds. >> well, there are no reports of major damage. if you want to talk about it, why don't you go to our facebook page. post your comments about what you felt if you are in the midwest. she said places like wisconsin, also, felt it reportedly. and then we will try to get your comments on the air. maybe about weather as well. that's the other top story. a weather nightmare. just days after a record setting blizzard. blasted the east coast. live pictures now. new snowstorm is hitting and
hitting hard. many flights into major airports from d.c. up to new york are already being canceled. suspended. yesterday more than 600 flights were canceled at chicago's o'hare and midway airports. >> well, of course, we all get freaked out but we hope we will be one of the lucky ones to leave. >> right now it is it says on time. once i get through the gates i don't know what will happen. >> totally done. ply my 3-year-old son wakes up and says i'm tired of christmas, mommy. >> i think that's such a great line. to little children, yes. new york is expecting to get hammered today. none of the city's schools will be open. boston announced a snow day. i see traffic. in d.c., this is the third straight day that schools and government offices are closed. just as they were digging out from the weekend storm they expect another 10 inches of snow. let me spell it out here. some of our i-reporters that live 30 minutes from d.c. except us great photos of what they are doing with the snow. well, you got to deal with what
you can. they built an igloo. filled recycling bins to make 200 snow bricks and here's the finished product. complete with tiki torches. then they sprayed water on it even to solidify it. they know what they are doing. they say four people can fit inside. >> when we spell out what the deal is here along the eastern seaboard, says bob here, cannot remember the last time there was a blizzard warning for new york, long island, maryland, blizzard warnings stand for jersey, philly, delaware, too, bob. >> yeah. i can't remember the last time this happened. 1993 was the last time we had that much of a wind field to get the blizzard warning going. blizzard warning, moderate falling snow to heavy snow. we had that. also need winds over 35 miles per hour. visibility, less than a quarter mile. here is our low. right off the shofr virginia. now moving up towards new jersey and strengthening as it does. little warm air thrown in there, too. we are seeing that snow mix in with freezing rain for areas by philadelphia, rain for the jersey shore now.
rain coming in to jfk. you may see it switch over briefly before that real cold air comes back into play. mixes back everything into snow. blizzard warnings shaded in pink. winter storm warnings, areas shaded in red. not as windy. be out there. look at the blizzard warnings, long island, new york, lower half of jersey. philadelphia, down in towards maryland and baltimore. parts of west virginia and all of delaware. where is the snow going? we will talk about that in a couple of minutes. >> hard to keep it straight, so many different cities and states under blizzard warning today. which means here it comes basically. one of tiger woods' alleged mistresses speaking out and revealing more details about their relationship. here's rafer with more on that. good morning. >> good morning, robin. yes. jaimee grubbs has been referred to by the tabloids as tiger woods' mistress number two. this is the woman you may remember released the infamous voice mail supposedly from tiger. she gave an interview with our affiliate ktla say sheeg did what tiger asked in that message
and took her name off her voice mail and waited by the phone. she says tiger then texted her on thanksgiving day like nothing was wrong and then goes on to say then the crash happened. i thought oh, this is my fault. i felt really badly. that was a very hard thing to bear. i was devastated and fell awful that it could be that big a reaction and hurt elin that much. of course, after the crash, another woman's name came out in the tabloids allegedly linked to tiger. we are going to have the video of the interview later in the show. we have reached out to woods for a response but have not heard back yet. when boggles my mind is that she said, you know, i didn't know it hurt the wife that much. she a married man! golly. thank you very much. a medical examiner has ruled the death of skater nancy kerrigan's father is a homicide. that's from a massachusetts d.a. daniel kerrigan died after an alleged altercation with his son, mark, last month. mark kerrigan pleaded not guilty to assault and battery charges. the kerrigan family says that
the find rings premature and inaccurate. a legal contributor from "in session" on our sister network talked to mike galanos about this. >> one thing the government will take into consideration it is being reported he is suffering from -- army vet, post traumatic disorder. he is seeing a psychiatrist. that's what people are reporting. he has a very lengthy criminal record date back from 1991. things like drunken driving, assault and battery, domestic assault, resisting arrest. violating a restraining order. so when you take that picture into consideration, and then this, another sort of violent altercation, that is something that any prosecutor is going to take into consideration determining whether or not to file additional charges. >> you remember that nancy care xwan won two olympic medals in the '90s but known for surviving an take by skating rival tonya harding's ex-husband and another man just before the '94 winter
games. almost a million hondas are being recalled now. this recall is about the air bags. jennifer apparently these could deploy with too much force or do even worse to you. >> yeah. so this is an expansion of an earlier recall. we are talking about 400,000 more cars. get this in a crash, your air bag -- supposed to protect you. in this case, it is bursting and sending metal fragments flying, shrapnel. so dangerous. honda says it knows of 12 incidents. one person died. all the cars are from 2001 and 2002. some of the models include the civic, accord, odyssey and some acuras. you can get the full list of all of the makes and models. see if your car is affected. take it in fast if it is. cnn.com/robin. we are looking out for you. >> thank you. space shuttle "endeavour" dock was the international space station overnight and the "endeavour" is delivering an
italian module. nasa says the station will be 90% complete when those would component rents installed. "endeavour" mission will include three space walks. ellen degeneres made her debut as a judge on "american eyed open presiden idol." her qualifications as a judge, she says she knows how it is to stand on the stage and please people. ellen had fun with the contestants during the elimination process. >> danny, step forward. tory, step forward. mady step back. danny, step to your left a little bit. claire, step forward. and then step back. you are all going through. >> by the end of hollywood week, that field of 181 contestants gets whittled tall way down to
24 semi finalists. tonight's group competition is usually full of drama. highlights tomorrow morning. the big story today, the story is about a big storm, another big winter storm. we are not just talking about snowfall here. we are talking about blizzard warnings. pretty much all along the eastern seaboard. let's not forget the midwest. they have 12.6 inches in chicago. >> record for february. yesterday. so the breaker for february is's snowfall 11 1/2. they beat that. now it is moving to the east. live to chicago. no chicago. ah. no problem. let me show you what's happening across the east coast. low pressure now developing just south of jersey. you see the winds here. 11 miles per hour in philadelphia. beginning to get up there a little bit. you can see right about 19 miles per hour sustained winds in new york. low begins to deepen. winds will pick up. you see also bit of a transition, too. white is all snow. green is all when you get into the rain but this red is a little mixture of sleet.
just south of long island, that will rotate in. actually cuts your accumulations down just hair. then everybody switches back to snow mid morning to late morning. new york city metro area, newark larks guard yeah, jfk, this bright band right here, just offshore. that's sleet. that rotates in towards long island and later this morning. as that happens all the cold air comes back in. we will see it back to snow. 16 for manhattan. sleet mixing in. philadelphia, light snow over you now. mixing with light rain. all snow by this afternoon. bull's eye. delaware valley on in towards lower parts of new york state. northern jersey, new york. boston with six to ten. >> you know what my concerns are, some people look outside and say i can hack that and go to work. then you are stuck. >> yeah. don't even attempt it. if you don't have to, don't attempt it. blizzard warnings means winds gusting over 40 with poor visibility. that's the key there. less than a quarter mile. >> when is the bulk of the
snowfall going to happen? >> this afternoon and this evening. 24 hours of snow. >> okay. all right. thank you. now that michael jackson's doctor has been charged, investigators are releasing new details about the pop star's death. plus, new york's governor calls the rumors about it straight out lies. hear what he says it is going to take to get him out of office early. why not look at the weather again? because that's one of our big stories today. right now, the sun is coming up in some places and you can get a good idea about what kind of day we are going to have. personally, look at washington, d.c. barely can see the capitol at this point. still another snow day for the federal workers. more on the blizzard coming up.
good morning. here is a live look at central park. you can't see very much. that's pretty indicative of the kind of day that new york is going to see. bob says that the main snowfall from the blizzard warnings new york is under right now will happen during the day. don't think you can just go to work and go it will be easy to get home. be careful, for sure. our salute today is for major john f. couldn't with help from his wife, angie. a beautiful voice, by the way. >> good morning, robin. my name is angie. i would like to send out a salute to my husband today, army reservist major john koon. john, i'm so very proud of you for volunteering for this mission and n iraq. and to serve your country. we all miss you so much. we are so proud of you. see you soon, major kuhn. thank you for your service. >> if you have somebody in the service and you want to salute them go to cnn.com/robin. michael jackson reportedly suffered several broken ribs during the frantic efforts to
revive him. that's from the 51-page autopsy report. just made public for the first time. it called the singer's death a homicide due to the acute propofol intoxication. propofol is the powerful sedative jackson's doctor said he gave him to help him sleeve. conrad murray pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in michael jackson's death. i feel like the past few weeks have been recall central in the news. here comes another one. about a half million drop-side cribs are being recalled after the deaths of three babies and cribs can not be fixed. what do you do? jennifer westhoven, good morning. >> good morning. drop-side cribs really -- they are a real problem and groups that say they shun be made anymore. if you have this kind of a crib the consumer product safety commission says you should stop using it. the hardware can break and the baby can get trapped between the mattress and broken panel and there's no repair for this because the company that made them went out of business.
what's really -- i think, especially dangerous is you may think i don't think that crib. maybe you have it in your attic. these are older cribs. you know, in the basement or maybe somebody is using it secondhand. you want to check for generation two worldwide. don't want to use those. if you have one of these get in touch with the store where you bought it. you should have no problem getting either a refund or replacement crib or store credit. we have all the info. cnn.com/robin. under looking out for you. trying to get a job, look, i know it is still very hard out there. we are not saying that suddenly things are better. but they are getting a little better in terms of the trend. that's good news in a bad economy. it is not all sunshine. it is getting clear if you believe this latest labor department is your ray anyway. the government said in december there were 2.5 million job openings, up from december. said the best place to find work, hotels cars seen owes, hospitals and schools. very latest what it is like this morning.
it is not going to be much travel. >> no. snow removal, that's place to get the money over the next couple of days. no doubt about it. you talk about d.c., all the way up through baltimore, philadelphia, new york. back across chicago, too. chicago, 4.3 earthquake. that's what you had earlier this morning. that's what you fell. let me show you what it looks like in new york, new jersey, pennsylvania, and maryland. you can see bwi, planes trying to get in and out. lots of snow. we will see lots of delays, many cancellations. anticipate that. definitely if you are flying to new york today, not only will you see the delays, you may, in fact, see all of those cancellations. definitely check with your carrier. philadelphia, same thing. two hour or more delays. south farther. washington, d.c., metro, including baltimore. bwi. watch for major delays. boston, cleveland, more than an hour delay because of the snow. more in a half hour. embattled governor says there's no way he is going to resign. how david paterson responding to rumors about his personal life.
police are searching landfill in texas for a missing 8-month-old boy. the area has trash from a hotel where gabriel johnson's mother claims to have dumped his body. gabriel disappeared the day after christmas. he was last seen with his mother whose story has changed. she said she killed the baby and both that she gave him away.
she's charged with kidnapping and child abuse. super bowl champions saints celebrated their victory mardi gras style. it was a beautiful parade. let's show you shots of it now. >> you could literally feel the euphoria jumping off of the screen. we do not have the exact numbers but it is estimated that the crowd for this parade was actually larger than any mardi gras celebration. players like super bowl mvp and dare i say new american folk hero drew brees throwing out beads from dozens of floats. confetti flying. reggie bush wearing sunglasses. over a dozen marching bands. in many ways it did look like any other mardi gras parade except for the vince lombardi trophy hoisted in the air by head coach sean payton to queen's "we are the champions." one of tiger woods' alleged mistress cess setting the record straight grubbs is the one that
released the voice mail to "us weekly." she gave an interview and said after the crash -- rachel, of corks, rachelraich. lastly, it is time for our true champion of the week. tracy porter. for his game-changing interception that helped seal the super bowl win. normally we like to do athletes that do a lot of charity work. this guy grew up in a working class family in la are a. he was a saints fan his whole life. he remembers the team being so bad that the fans wore bags on their heads and he wanted to help bring his hometown team a championship, especially with what everyone went through after
listen to this. a strong earthquake woke up many people in the chicago area this morning. u.s. geological survey says that the 4.3 magnitude quake was centered 50 northwest of downtown. at least one person in northern illinois reported some minor damage in his house. >> we want no one on the road unless it is an essential trip they have to make. we expect that the roads will be more treacherous in some cases than it was the past weekend. >> if you are anywhere from washington d.c., all the way up to new york, you have our sympathy. days after a record-breaking
snowstorm, another one is hitting right now. talking up to two feet in some areas. this is a nightmare for travelers of any kind. whether you are walking, driving, flying. hundreds of fleets are already canceled. and many, many roads are closed. we will have more on this. ellen degeneres is sitting in the judge's chair on "american idol." she made her debut yesterday for the start of hollywood week she talked about her qualifications as judge. she says she knows how it feels to stand on the stage and try to please people. those are a few of our day's top stories. good morning on a snowy day for a lot of you. i'm robin meade. we told you about people in northern illinois waking up to a 4.3 magnitude quake. it was centered 50 miles of downtown chicago. safely no major reports of damage. you can bet that it surprised people and when they woke up to find themselves shaking in their house. linda writes on our facebook page felt the earthquake here. bed, walls, mirrors shaking. we didn't know what it was.
saw neighbors outside, too. so we knew it must have been something big. never felt one before. but this one woke us up. you can comment on our facebook page, too, about the weather or about the earthquake. in new york, the worst of the storm has not even arrived but they are bracing for it. this t schools are closed there. so is the united nations. midwest got the worst of it yesterday. iowa, they had 17 inches of snow. that's only a few days after another storm set records in d.c. in fact, reuters reports almost 5,000 people in one area are still without power. here's the deal if you are just waking up. we have blizzard warnings. as of 7:00 a.m. eastern, baltimore, atlantic city, dover, philadelphia, newark, new york, long island, where else, bob? these are blizzard warn. >> west virginia, parts of -- big chunk of maryland. i will show that to you on the board. here is our developing storm. an area of low pressure. just offshore from the mountain
of the chesapeake. this is beginning to tighten up and strengthen up and move up towards the north. look at the snow being pushed back inland across pennsylvania and new york state. now stretching through lake erie. light snow near chicago. let me take you live to chicago. come on. kid me? there it is. okay. you see it now. they woke up yesterday in chicago to over a foot of snow. 12.6 inches yesterday. that was a record for the month of february. the old record, 11.5. there you go. starting to lighten up a bit. didn't get that earthquake. shook some of the snow off the buildings a bit. >> look how clean the roads are. >> looks nice. they caught up. let me show you who is under the gun now. it is not that region necessarily. through the ohio valley and areas shaded in pink, blizzard warnings. we are talking about washington, d.c. north of you, baltimore. sections of west virginia, most ofjersey and most of maryland getting in towards new york and long island. some of the snowfall totals, i think new york city about 10 to 16. out on the island, about 7 to
maybe 14. 10 to 20. that's the bull's eye for lower parts of pennsylvania and near that mason/dixon line. i will show you the radar picture in a couple of minutes. >> what do you think people will get the hit most here? it will tighten up. as it moves to the north, this afternoon and evening when they get slammed. philly, new york. >> thank you very much for the heads-up. u.s. and nato troops in afghanistan got a pep talk ahead of their largest offensive in nine years. a marine commander told the troops to expect heavy contact with the taliban and keep an eye on enemies hiding among civilians. the operation will hit the last taliban strong hold in the southern helmand province. the goal is to separate taliban fighters from the civilians and gain the people's trust. craigslist is facing new criticism because of its role in a rape case. a marine is accused of posting an ad on craigslist. pretending to be his ex-girlfriend. the "l.a. times" reports the ad asked for, quote, an aggressive man. prosecutors say that a man got
in touch with the marine thinking that it was the woman and accepted the offer. the man then raped the ex-girlfriend. mike galanos spoke to a craigslist critic. >> what more do we need to have seen -- how many more people need to be victimized? is there a magic number before the people finally decide that they have to become a member of the community we all live in and talk some responsibility for their actions? i mean, this has gotten so far beyond ridiculous here. there are people with horrific acts being committed on them whether it is in wyoming, whether it is in boston. they keep walking away and throwing their hands up saying we are the internet and we are not responsible. >> he sued craigslist accusing the site of being blatant internet brothel. craigslist won the lawsuit but promises to stop flagrant prostitution and pornography. toyota dealerships are open around the clock now trying to make the repairs and so many recalled cars. one store in south florida is keeping the sales operation
running, even 24/7. the owner said the fix for the brake problem takes about two hours so he's also offering a free meal to people while they wait. >> i have a commitment to my customers. i'm selling you the world's number one quality automobile and gosh darn it, regrettably we have a few concerns now that we are taking care of. >> coming up in a few minutes, here come the lawyers. toyota is now facing a sudden acceleration of lawsuits. last call could come a lot earlier in restaurants and bars in tennessee. state lawmakers may consider a bill to ban the sale of alcohol after midnight. right now most bars allow drink until 3:00 a.m. the man pushing the bill says lit help cut down on crime. >> easily nothing good happens after midnight. that's when most of the folks get in trouble, get to drinking, and get to shooting, killing people. >> well, he is expected to get a lot of pushback because bars
make a lot of money after midnight. plus critics say most people know how to drink responsibly and don't need the government restricting them. i do not think that's going to fly. >> you don't think so? >> are you kidding me? >> you were just there, too. >> people playing in live bands until 2:00, 3:00 in the morning. that will never fly. what's flying around in the air this morning? a lot of snow and it is carried by the wind. put that together and you have blizzard warnings for so many cities along the i-95 corridor this morning. hi, zblob yeah, good morning. it is really the poor visibility that's so dangerous for you if you are traveling on the roads. like robin said, i-95 corridor from d.c. to baltimore. right now into philadelphia. stretching in towards new york. this is all color coated. look at the heavy snow. bright white is very heavy snow. poconos, alleghenys. same with northern new jersey. the blue and pink is a mixture of rain and in towards snow around philadelphia. you go into the area, winds picking up to 20 miles per hour sustained around new york. we have a little bit of bright banding here across long island. an indication of sleet.
sleet really reflects radar picture well. it looks like heavy rain. that sleet as it moves in. it to it always around long island, eastward. a little less from manhattan, westward because when it mixes in with sleet there is the snowfall accumulation coming down. 8 to 16 looks good for new york. 7 of 14 looks good for when you get around long island. philadelphia, light rain, light snow. enough to really cause havoc for air flights today. talking about philadelphia, baltimore, d.c., all the way through new york. look at the bull's eye. right around the mason/dixon road, poconos, north jersey, lower part of the hudson valley. again, the most we will find should be near baltimore it will finally end out of new york by tomorrow morning. snow around tennessee and kentucky. light snow still across michigan. looking at that again. little later on. bob? >> my gosh. >> west coast gets slammed, too. >> thank you. some people are ditching social networking sites like twitter and facebook because they think it is just taking too
much time away from real life. according to "usa today," there are new websites popping up that encourage you to delete your accounts. they say they are not anti-social networking but want people to have more face-to-face interaction. two 14-year-old boys are accused of going on a dangerous joy ride in their mom's car. and this is how it ended. surveillance videos shows the car smashing into a house and kids running off. no one was hurt. now you have to hear how the mom is punishing the kids for taking her car.
stealing their mom's car and going on a joy ride with friends. the car crashed into a house. police tell affiliate wtvc the kid's mom is pressing charges against her kids. a neighbor said hey, the kids are getting off easy. >> i know their mom will be upset because their mom is going to have to take responsibility for it because they are under age and they are minors. probably beat them and then let them stay in juvenile a while. it has to be a less soon learn. >> the teen's mom might have to pay to fix the house. their friends are also -- also charged. let's check headlines in the newspapers. way too snowy for you to go outside. more soldiers apparently need help. according to "usa today," the army is having to double the number of substance abuse counselors to help address all the service members looking for treatment for alcohol abuse. the olympic torch is closer to the host city of vancouver. as the "l.a. times" reports, with the games start thing
friday, the city is struggling with how to address the major problem of homelessness. officials say that they will distribute about 500 tents for people as well as provide help from shelters. finally from "the wall street journal," like the caption reads when the snowstorms give you lemons, take a look at the store shelves in northern virginia. picked clean. anticipation of another winter blast. which is arriving now. toyota will need more than a team of mechanics to deal with their recalls now. apparently they are going to need lawyers as well. our money expert jennifer westhoven is here. >> good morning. of course, as you can imagine the lawsuits are building up. there are more than 40 already. toyota is asking that they be thrown out according to bloomberg news. toyota could end up paying more than $2 billion in legal settlements. in the meantime, though, is the gas pedal problem really resolved? congressional investigators aren't sure. they think there is mounting
evidence that it goes beyond fixing the gas pedal or taking the floor mats out. that's from this morning's "wall street journal." a question that we talked about here safety regulators have been asking. congress wants to know, too. toyota, though, says it is confident that it has solved the primary cause of the runaway car problem. it is freezing. if you want to get away and you are thinking i need sun, there is a big air fare sell for the spring. you have to commit, though. you have to make the booking by tomorrow. southwest started running $39 one way for short haul flights. by the way, that's, of course, the big number they will put on the internet screen. when you put all the tax necessary and it means round-trip paying $120. we did the math for you. mostly short flights. a lot of the other airlines are matching, too. if there is someplace you have to go, if you have go visit mom, go on. make your booking. >> okay. if they are matching you will have to make a choice. what's southwest think?
good morning. here comes another snowstorm. it is major. this is a live look at new york city right now. i'm surprised at how quickly the traffic is moving. i doubt it is going to be this way after noon. they expect 10 to 16 inches of snow as they are part of a blizzard warning. yikes. parts of maryland under a blizzard warn thing morning. bob would say he thinks baltimore is going to get the real butt kicking. you have to see what one couple did with the snow that's already on the ground there. they said in this i-report of their fire-breathing snowman. they said they left a hole for the snowman's mouth and put a flamethrower inside. everyone has a flamethrower. pretty cool, though. the governor of new york says the only way that he will leave office early is in a box.
david paterson insists he will run for re-election this fall. despite rumors of illegal drug use and woman uzing. now he called the rumors an orchestrated effort to drive him out of office. >> i have never seen a situation such as sunday night where three separate sources contact media outlets simultaneously right at the beginning of the super bowl to say that the governor was resigning. i have never seen anything like that. it seems to be somewhat orchestrated. it is really a shame that this much energy has to be devoted to false allegations, unsubstantiated rumors, and some cases straight-out lies. >> these rumors are linked to an article that "the new york times" is said to be working on. paterson believe it is rumors started when he put together his re-election campaign. he became governor in 2008 when eliot spitzer resigned. one of tiger woods 'alleged
mistresses says she feels she was fooled by woods. here is rafer with more on that. she's not claiming she didn't know he was married? >> no. >> who is fooling who? >> she is not claiming she didn't know he was married but is claiming she doesn't know who tiger woods is anymore. i'm not trying to trivialize her pain in any way. this is the woman that released the infamous voice mail to "us weekly." the second name to come out in the tabloids linked to woods. she said she released the voice mail when she found out she was not the only other woman and felt she was duped by woods. we are going to have video of that interview later and more throughout the show. ee wreeched out to woods for a response but have not heard back yet. in other news, american figure skating star johnny weir known for his flamboyant style,
wild outfits, reality show, said skating is not a gay sport. his words in an interview with hbo, said while he is effeminate skating itself is not. >> for the men's population of the united states, figure skating is a gay sport. that's a misconception. there are so many straight athletes in figure skating, i think it is the music and costumes that turn most men off. >> the three-time u.s. champion will bethree-time u.s. champion will be competing in the olympics and he does have something to prove after he fail to medal. many people expected him to. rex ryan came in a philadelphia flyers jersey and some women come by and say that's too much to see of him! they give him a home jersey and as you saw, rex probably should have tucked in his shirt. he puts this thing on with the tag. still on it? you what?
i give rex a hard time. that is a man i would like to have an adult beverage with. in new orleans, while the saints super bowl celebration was bigger than mardi gras. rob snin. >> okay. thank you very much. it was a great parade. it really was. okay. today i'm sorry if you have any flights because even if you're not flying up and down the east coast you stand to be affected by blizzard warnings and winter storm warnings and hundreds of flights canceled now, bob. >> new breaking news for you. washington, d.c., robin now under a blizzard warning just like baltimore, just like philadelphia and just like new york. that's new for you. d.c., blizzard warning for the today. that's part of the reason why, poor visibility and less than a quarter mile vis and winds gusting with heavy snow. with the whole thing moving up toward the northeast, watching for major delays and cancellations. new york city metros, check in
how are you doing? well, you might be inside right now, maybe later than normal because you're getting a second blast of winter. i'm robin meade. here's what's -- hare's what is going on upon. a second blast of winter weather is moving in on millions of you. the snowfall is shutting down some cities so we'll show you who's under a blizzard warning. first toyota, now honda. details on a new recall that affects hundreds of thousands of drivers. plus michael jackson's autopsy report just went public and it reveals new details about what was done to try to save him.
all right, first, though, a just-in story. people in illinois woke up to a 4.3 magnitude earthquake this morning. it was centered 50 miles from chicago. several people tell us that the quake shook their home severely. no reports of major damage. one woman described what it was like to affiliate wgn. >> i thought a truck hit my house or a pipe burst, but it just rattled so bad, and i have an extremely heavy bed in the master bedroom. it would take five people to lift it and the bed, the headboard, the metal is lodged into the wall. you may remember there was a 5.2 magnitude quake in illinois in 2008. a big story that impacts a lot of you today, the storm is hitting the east coast hard right now. in some areas they expect up to two feet. just minutes ago we got a brand new blizzard warning for d.c. a warning means here it comes.
wash wish and baltimore have already set records for their snowiest winters ever. it is one heck of a nightmare for travelers. the roads are closed. flights are cancelled and the midwest had it yesterday. some of those areas got more than a foot of snow. hundreds of flights in chicago and minneapolis were canceled. >> of course, we all get freaked out, but we hope we'll be one of the lucky ones to leave. >> right now it says on time, but once i get through the gates i don't know what will happen. >> i'm done. my son wakes up and says i'm tired of christmas, mommy. >> here's the deal says bob. i cannot remember the last time there was a blizzard warning for washington, d.c., new york, long island, maryland. you have blizzard warnings standing for jersey, philly, delaware. like a whole corridor. >> it's all because of this storm, robin. i want to bring you up to speed on the exact location and what will happen in the next couple of hours. the parent storm is right to
delaware, maryland and virginia. that's beginning to deepen and strengthen. it will bring a lot of snow and wind off the atlantic ocean and pull it into areas by pennsylvania and new york state, too. for this reason, blizzard warnings, the high winds, poor visibility and heavy snow and brand new blizzard warning for washington, d.c. and the surrounding areas. parts of west virginia and most of jersey and most of maryland as well. let me show you some live tower cam shots because the snow has been heavy since yesterday afternoon. here is d.c. this is blizzard 10 part two. i'm looking for about 10 to 20 total for d.c. through baltimore and towards philly. a little less for new york, about 8 to 16, and i'll give you the full details in a couple of minutes. near white out conditions for washington and they were upgraded to a blizzard warning. almost 1 million hondas are being recalled. the recall is about the air bags and jennifer, these things can
apparently deploy with too much force. >> yeah, thank you, robin. this is an earlier recall that's being expanded. 400,000 new hondas are being affected. in a crash, the air bag could protect you and it can burst and send metal fragments flying. honda says it nonknows of 12 incidents. one person die asked all of the cars are 2001 and 2002. they're the civic, accord and odyssey and some acura models are affected. for all of the information to find out if you should get it fixed go to cnn.robin. nancy kerrigan is not supporting the report that says her father's death was a homicide. he died after an alleged altercation with her son mark. mark kerrigan pleaded not guilty to assault and battery. we don't know if new charges are coming. remember nancy kerrigan was attacked by a rival's ex-husband and another man before the 1994
winter games. one of tiger woods' alleged mistresses is speaking out and she's revealing more details about it. >> jamie grubbs, that's a name some may remember. she's been referred to as tiger woods' mistress number two. she released the infamous voice mail to "us weekly." and after tiger asked her to remove her name off of it, tiger texted her the day of the crash like nothing was wrong. quote, then the crash happened, and i thought oh, this is my fault. i felt really bad he. that was a very hard thing to bear. i was devastated. i felt awful and that it could be that big a reaction and hurt elin that much. not grubbs allegedly linked to tiger. we'll have the video of this interview a little bit later in the show and by the way, we have reached out to woods for response for this interview and
we have not heard back yet. >> nothing. all right, thank you. there is still a threat of mudslides in california. more than 500 homes were under evacuation orders yesterday. it was raining in la canada/flintridge area that was hit with mud slides over the weekend and according to the sheriff's department, more than half of the people complied with the evacuation orders. here comes ellen. she finally was a judge on "american idol" and she talked about being qualified to be a judge saying she knows how to feel to stand there on stage and try to please people. ellen also had fun with the contestants in the elimination process. >> danny, step forward. tory, step forward. maddie, step back. danny, step to your left a little bit. claire, step forward and step back real quick. you're all going through.
>> well, by the end of hollywood week, the huge field of 181 contestants gets whittled all of the way down to 24. tonight is the group competition that's usually full of drama. look for those highlights tomorrow, though. >> all of the drama today surrounds our wifrnter storm warnings. we're talking about blizzard warnings all up and down what we'll call the i-95 corridor, that's the eastern seaboard and that comes after the midwest felt it yesterday, maybe not in the form of a blizzard, but here comes a blizzard warning for d.c., new york, oh, gosh, baltimore, west virginia, parts of west virginia, bob, we have a live picture i want to show you of washington, d.c. because it's getting pretty nasty. that's a near white out condition, robin. you need winds of over 35 miles per hour for three hours and poor visibility. it has to be less than a quarter of a mile with heavy or moderately falling snow.
it was all around the d.c. area that you're watching. in parts of northern virginia, parts of west virginia, delaware, new jersey, long island all under blizzard warning. let me show you what we're talking about. your area of low pressure is south of jersey, the pink-shaded areas, blizzard warnings. i put in the totals that i think will happen between washington, baltimore and philadelphia, somewhere between 10 to 20 inches of snow total and 10 to 16 for philly, and 6 to 10 for the lower hudson valley and 6 to 10 for boston through rhode island in towards connecticut and you're looking at 7 to 14 for long island itself. the reason why, mixing in with a little sleet. also the winds are beginning to pick up 15 to 20 mile per hour sustained winds, but the winds really howl later this afternoon through the overnight tonight. so we're just at the beginning stages of the storm. as it comes to the south. look at the radar picture out of new york. laguardia, jfk. new york city still reporting
light snow and the bright banding, that's sleet and snow, buzz your accumulations down just a bit and still almost a foot of snow for long island. it's light snow and light rain mixed. everybody here will be snow by mid to late morning and right by the delaware valley into the lower hudson valley. 10 to 20 inches of snow is a possibility right now. that's what we're looking at. the light snow still squeezing out of tennessee, kentucky getting in toward north carolina and flurries around atlanta and the snow coming in through michigan and nice stream coming through northern indiana. right around i'd say northern indiana through central indiana and out west it's rain pulling away from l.a. and heavier downpour stretching in to arizona. blizzard warning until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning and new york right now, basically white out conditions for the manhattan area. >> that really is a live shot of
new york. >> that's a live shot from atop of the columbus circle. >> earlier we saw a pretty hefty amount of traffic on some of the highways outside new york and people were, like, oh, look, i can take it home. when will we get it home when it's under a blizzard warning. you can say i can do that now. >> the main teeth of the storm hits manhattan and evening hours and overnight tonight. it's just starting. >> thank you very much for the update. >> here's an oelt old question, who has more fun in bed? single or married people? we can tell you and we have sky tones back it up. david paterson is leaving no doubt he may run for re-election, but he may have to fight nasty rumors about drugs and women. ♪ ♪ and when the saint goes marching in, it is always a party! ♪ ♪
good morning. our salute today is for major john s.koon and this is from his wife angie. my name is angie koon and i would like to send out a salute to my husband john kuhn. i am so very proud of you for volunteering for this mission in iraq and to serve your country. we all miss you so much and we're all so proud of you. see you soon, major kuhn. thank you for your service. >> if you want to salute someone you love go to cnn.com/robin and we'll salute them. a pretty serious recall here
about a half million drop side cribs are being recalled after the deaths of three babies and the cribs cannot be picked so what are you supposed to do? here's jennifer westhoven with mora that. good morning. >> good morning. safety regulators say throw them out. take them back or throw them out, whatever you, do stop using these drop side cribs. generation world wide or child designs are the names of the cribs that were sold a few years ago. so that's something that could be in your garage waiting to be used, maybe in a thrift store. if you see those names don't use it. there have been several major recalls of drop side cribs. babies can get trapped when the drop side breaks. sometimes there have been fixed kits in these recalls, but not this time. the maker went out of business and that's why they're saying get rid of it or get it back. one group has told makers to stop making these kinds of cribs because there have been a lot of safety concerns here. you can find all your information at cnn.com/robin, go
to looking out for you. maybe you're in some snow or cold weather and you're thinkinging let me get away a little bit. the big airfare is coming for spring. the thing is you'll have to get on the phone and make your plans because you've got to book by tomorrow if you want to take advantage. southwest kicked it off and others have filed but it's $39 for one way and you know that's not including taxes and fees. a round trip flight really costs bottom line 120 bucks for a short flight. more than that, if it's a little longer. short flight is from amarillo to austin. back to you. >> in the same state. >> that's a big state, though. all right. who do you think has a better sex life? single people or married couples? anybody here want to weigh in? everyone is silent. silent! we go into who is getting the most love. >> it is a widely believed myth that singles have better sex
lives than mare ed people. there's been good research from this. the kinsey institute, they asked people both married and single how often and how good their sex lives were and found that in general married people have better sex lives than single people. people start to think that you might get bored in a marriage or maybe the sex isn't as exciting. sex is more varied and more pleasurable for married people than for single people. >> there's a science about sex, and there is an art to sex, but a lot is about communicating especially when you've been with someone for quite some time and you feel you have to spice it up and make it more exciting. >> you know what i love and one of our viewers e-mailed and said there is one food item guaranteed to cut down a man's appetite. is that how it goes? >> yep! >> wedding cake. love our viewers. d.c., you just got through with a record-setting storm, but here
when a blizzard cometh everything goes to heck in a hand basket pretty quickly. this is washington, d.c., at about :06, we got this tape and then at about 8:14 it looked like that. i don't know if we have any live pictures to show you what d.c. looks like right now because at first they were not under a blizzard warning, but then they got included. this is the live picture and there was hard to tell there was any change there. yeah. so d.c. is among the cities along the eastern seaboard that are being smacked right now with a blizzard warning, and i believe that those conditions have probably started. bob says the teeth of the storm will be happening during the day. so midday today, it will be worse than this. another ten inches of snow for those folks. okay. the super bowl champion saints
cell bated their victory mardi gras style and rafer has more on that video. good morning. >> good morning. this is saying something. they're saying this is the biggest party new orleans has ever seen. >> they set the bar high, too. >> come on, nobody parties like new orleans and we don't have an estimate on the crowds, but they do say that the crowd was bigger than any mardi gras. let's show you the video as they lined the streets as far as the eye can see. there you go. about a dozen marching bands marched through the streets and the players were carried on about a dozen floats that were donated by mardi gras crews as they tossed bead to the fans in the streets, confetti flew through the air and in many ways it looked a lot like any other mardi gras parade with the exception of of the vince lombardi trophy hoisted up there by head coach sean payton. >> in other news, one of tiger woods' alleged mistresses jamie grubbs wants to set the record straight. she's the one that released this
infamous voice mail to "us weekly," remember? >> hey, this is tiger. i need you to do me a huge favor. can you please take your name off your phone? my wife went through my phone. >> and of course, woods crashed his suv after that voice mail was supposedly left. she told affiliate ktla after the crash, quote, i instantly called him. i left him a voice mail and i said i hope things are okay. i hope you're not hurt too badly. i told him it would be awful it i lost him and then all of a sudden the rumors surfaced the next day about rachel. rachel uchitel. and that's when she released the voice mail that she now regrets. we have reached woods for comment and we have not heard back yesterday. >> she did release the voice mail out of spite. >> for the first time in the 84-year history played on a hockey rink in central park. they wore ice cleats on their shoes and of course, beat the
we want no one on the road unless it's an essential trip that they have to make. we do expect that the roads will even be more treacherous in other cases than it was this past weekend. >> if you're anywhere from washington, d.c., all of the way up to new york you have our sympathy today. just days after a record breaking snowstorm, another one is hitting right now as we speak. you're talking up to two feet in some areas. it's a nightmare for any kind of traveler, whether you're walking, you're driving or flying. many of the roads are closed. 212,000 people have died in haiti because of the earthquake.
well, that's what haitian officials are saying, but they also say that bodies are still being recovered every day, so that number could go even higher. a leading republican senator wants president obama to fire his top counterterrorism adviser. john brennan needs to go. it is the latest fallout over the attempted attack by the so-called underwear bomber. republicans are playing politics. they criticize the administration's handling of that suspect. those are a few of the day's top stories. maybe you have longer to watch because you can't get outside because of snow. i'm robin meade. good morning, sunshine. we start with this story, this just in this morning. a strong earthquake woke up many people in the chicago area. the u.s. geological survey says the 4.3 magnitude quake was centered in downtown chicago and at least one person in northern illinois reported minor damage in his house. in new york it is the winter storm. it's all along the eastern
seaboard and the worst of that storm has not even arrived yet. this is a live look. it's difficult to see, i guess because of what's on the lens. the schools are closed, so is the u.n. here is new york and i'm surprised at how many cars i'm still seeing on the road. i recognize that's not a whole lot of cars when you think about it and they seem to be big rigs and busses. the storm hit the midwest yesterday in iowa. 17 inches of snow. this comes just days after another storm set records in d.c. in fact, reuters reports that almost 5,000 people in that area are still without power. an i-reporter for columbus, ohio, sent photos of how the nasty weather is affecting that region. he took te photos waiting for his ple can see the crews were just trying to clear the snow from the runways. for the most part people are going to be patient and he eventually did make it into new york. some are calling it snow
snowmageddon. meteorologist bob van dillen will tell us how bad it will get. i can't even list all of the cities or states under blizzard warning. new york, maryland, baltimore, washington, d.c., philly, delaware, you name t along the i-95 corridor. so it's a big story, more upcoming. some toyota dealerships are opening around the clock right now trying to make repairs on recalled cars. one store in south florida is even keeping the sales operation running 24/7. the owner says the fix for the brake problem takes about two hours. so he's offering free meals to people who have to wait. >> i think as a toyota dealer i have a commitment to my customers and i promise that i'm selling you the world's number one quality automobile and gosh, darn, we have a few concerns right now that we're taking care of. >> coming up in a few minutes, here come the lawyers. toyota is facing a sudden acceleration of lawsuits,
apparently. a 25-year-old man checked into a sleep clinic and died the next morning. brandon harris went to the emory sleep center in atlanta for a study on sleep apnea. the coroner says that he died of sudden cardiac arrest. his uncle was on hln's "prime news" last night and our mike galanos asked him about a video that was shown here that is in distress. >> there was basically no conversation with the people from emory. at one point i made a comment saying why is it that someone's coming in? he's in distress and it is very obvious to me that from the very beginning of viewing the tape that he's in distress, why isn't someone coming in to his aid, his rescue? and the guy at that point says to me, oh, he's waving to someone. i said you wave in the opposite direction of yourself, you don't wave in this direction to greet someone which is saying to me
that it was just -- it's unconscionable to me all of what i witnessed in that video. >> hln received this statement from emory health care. at all times during the sleep study, mr. harris was monitored and the providers appropriately attended to him. according to the post-mortem examination, mr. harris died because of sudden cardiac death, meaning that his heart stopped suddenly and without warning. get the latest on any developments in that story with "prime news with mike galanos" at 5:00 eastern on hln. president obama is trying to spend some quality time with his kids. here's what michelle obama told larry king. >> he can have dinner and read to the kids at night and tuck them into bed. we have much more quality time. we can't go out necessarily, but he still goes to parent/teacher conferences. >> he goes to the school? >> oh, absolutely. he goes to every performance and play.
he goes to basketball games and soccer games. he can't go to every single one of them because on saturdays oftentimes he's working, but, you know, he is as involved as he's been, it's just, for example, he can't take the kids to school every day. quite frankly, they don't want him to. they think his motorcade is a complete embarrassment. so it doesn't matter who your dad is, even if he's the president. if you're a kid he's a source of embarrassment. the first lady kicked off a national campaign to fight childhood obesity. it's called let's move and she emphasized it's not about physical appearance and about quality of life. quality of life is going to be sedentary today, up and down the eastern seaboard. we have blizzard warnings for so many different cities and states. i'm going let bob handle it. this is washington, d.c., though. and in just a matter of minutes it went from something you can kind of make out where we are to this. >> that's the capital. it's supposed to be.
>> you could barely see it. blizzard warning, brand new for you, d.c. goes until 7:00 tonight. that's evident by looking at the camera. winds at 35 miles per hour with heavy snow. this weather brought to you by red lobster. our low pressure region now beginning to die down and getting more power frl and gaining strength right now. off the delmarva peninsula. it will strengthen more bringing plenty of wind off the atlantic, lots of snow and colder temperatures. all of the rain you have around the jersey shore and sleet mixing in around long island and that's all snow by late this morning into the early afternoon. let me show you what's going on now. we have the blizzard warnings and areas shaded in pink. all of long island, most of jersey and maryland in toward washington and out west, it is all winter storm warnings and the area shaded in red means you get the snow and not the wind and poor visibility. this is what it looks like about
5 to 10 minutes ago and plenty of snow coming down. the grand total today about 6 to 12 from washington, up to baltimore and 10 to 20 between baltimore in toward philadelphia, philly, a little bit less looking at a foot or so, new york city metro, looking at a foot to 16 inches. that's what it looked like a couple of minutes ago. let me bring you up to speed with the blizzard warnings. had is the snowfall totals. a little less around long island and boston. not much of a snowfall maker for new england and winds are picking up to near 20 miles per hour. new york, zero in toward the airports and you're covered up with all snow around jfk and all snow and sleet mixing in around long island and heavy snow in northern jersey and a break around philadelphia right now through central jersey and that will pick up and fill back on in. snow is out there and freezing with light freezing rain and later today, the all snow, 10 to 20 inches and that's the bull's-eye. that's right around pennsylvania, maryland, parts of jersey and even in toward new
york state. coming down toward tennessee and northern georgia and flurries around atlanta. that's cold air. >> it's hard to keep everything straight here because so many cities and states are under the blizzard warning and you think the bull's-eye is maryland, new jersey and pennsylvania. >> that's 50 to 100 miles in who gets the same amount of snow. 6 to 12, don't sneeze at that, that's going to be rough. >> thank you. >> you got it. >> you're out there in it so why don't you let us know what you're seeing and feeling with the snow. joy writes in, and says i'm in south jersey, near philadelphia and we're currently in a lull. please remind viewers that this snow is not like the weekend one and is a lot heavier and wetter. so they should take extra caution when shoveling out. safety first! very nice words, joy. tom says it is nasty here in silver spring, maryland. we get your news and it is all about your views and your experiences. contact us by going to cnn.com/robin and hit contact to
e-mail us or hit the facebook icon to facebook us. two 14-year-olds are accused of going a dangerous joyride in their mom's car. this is how it ended. surveillance video shows the car smashing into a house and the kids running off. thankfully, nobody was hurt. now you have to hear how the mom is punishing the kids for taking her car.
the kids' mom is pressing charges against the kid. the neighbor said they're getting off easy. >> their mom will have to take responsibility for it because they are under age. i would beat them and then let them stay in juvenile for a while because there's got to be a lesson lirned. the kids' mom might have to pay to pick the house. their friends also were charged. either toyota will need more than just a team of mechanics to deal with the latest recalls and they may need a lot more lawyers as well and our money expert jennifer westhoven. good morning. >> more than 40 lawsuits already over the runaway car problem. bloomberg reports toyota wants them thrown out, several safety experts though, have said they're not certain that this gas pedal problem is really fully resolved and congressional investigators want to know more about that. this morning's wall street journal says they are looking into mounting evidence that the
problem may go beyond just taking out your floor matters on getting your car fixed. toyota says it's confident it has solved the primary causes of the acceleration problem, but it seems like this is not over yet and it's going to be come up with the hearings and they're all snowed in in washington, so i guess it will be rescheduled. here's what you're saying about the toyota story. sandy says it's interesting, so many folks seem to forget what a fantastic track record toyota's had until now. it's a hiccup. an unfortunate one, but it's just a hiccup. that's one opinion. bill writes the recalls may be a blessing in disguise. this will definitely affect the u.s. auto industry and i would bet in a positive way. they're weighing in on our facebook page and that's on that story or any of our stories. if you're compete for example a job it's still very difficult. i'm not saying the sun is suddenly shining here, but things are getting a little bit better and that's good news in a bad economy if you believe the
latest labor department survey. the government said in december there were 2.5 million job openings and the best places to find work, hotels, casinos, hospitals and schools. a couple of leads there for everybody who's looking. >> very good. good to know. what a way to follow up a record-setting blizzard. a new snowstorm is affecting hundreds of flights right now and it is making a mess out of the morning drive and the snow is starting to pile up in some places and then one of tiger woods' alleged mistresses says he is no longer the man that she fell in love with.
good morning. on one side you have new york and on the other side you have d.c. new york's the upper right picture there and d.c., boy, are they getting smacked right now with part of a winter blizzard. the flights are cancelled and some of the roads are blocked although i see the one in new york is just fine and even amtrak says it won't have many trains running today in the northeast because of a huge snowstorm. it dutched momped more than a f snow yesterday.
here it comes to the northeast. you're talking about areas like pennsylvania and baltimore and new york city. bob, didn't you say those were going to get it the worst? >> i think so. that's the blizzard warned area. northern virginia right now, just unbelievable. >> some police places have called off classes for the rest of the week already. let's just call it a day. >> yeah. >> let's check in with bob because travel will want be going smoothly at all. >> no. just look at the faa, so far no closures of the airports, but if you're trying to get out of the main areas from d.c. to boston, check your flight because chances are it will either be delayed for a long time or it will be canceled outright. new york city metros over two-hour delay, a great possibility and same with philadelphia, heavy snow, blizzard warning and same with d.c. metro looking at about another 6 to 12 inches of snow for d.c. and that will really slow you down and atlanta, gusty winds today and same with charlotte over an hour-long delay with winds over 40 to 50
miles per hour. >> it is bad, bad weather. >> better chance of me winning "american idol" than catching a flight today. and my voice is horrendous. >> speaking of which, one "american idol" contestant even gets grumpy simon to smile. you than person must be good. listen to crystal singing an aretha franklin classic. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> nice! you can hear her fellow contestants singing backup along with the audience. very good. >> one of tiger woods' alleged mistresses says he is not the man that she thought that he was. here's rafer with more on this.
? yeah. she said she knew he was mare ed, but she thought she was the only other woman. jamie grubb, you may remember she released that infamous voicemail from tiger to "us weekly." she released that voicemail right after tiger's crash. "i saw the loving, caring, down to earth side of him, that's who i was falling for. now, there's so many sides to him i didn't know. i couldn't even tell you the person that he is." we should have video of that interview later. we have reached out to woods for a response and we have not heard back yet. american figure skating star johnny weir said skating is not a gay sport. his words. an interview with hbo real sports while he is a feminant
skating itself is not. >> i know for the men's population of the united states, figure skating is a gay sport and that's a misconception. there are so many straight athletes in figure skating but it is the music and the costumes. >> meanwhile the three-time u.s. champion will compete in his second olympics. he will have a lot to prove after he failed the medals. the party's on in new orleans. while they're saying the saints super bowl was bigger and better than mardi gras. it is being called the single biggest pot bust in natural history. police seized two tons of the stuff on monday night. the cops say they found 400 bricks of marijuana that weighed in at ten pounds each. they arrested nine people on the bus and police think they were trafficking the drugs from mexico. a man got lost in the
good morning. did you sleep in late because you had a snow day? i know everyone joining us on the west coast are like, no, we didn't. a lot of people on the east coast and midwest, yeah, right. let's start on the east coast. you're not getting any break from the snow, that is creating a travel nightmare all over the country. these are live pictures right now. i'm going to say that's probably new york, no, that's d.c. who can tell, you can't see the capital. they're under a blizzard warning and what other cities are under a blizzard warning, as well.
expecting all the way up to 20 inches of snow today. remember the famous tiger woods' voicemail to an alleged mistress. the one removing her name from the phone greeting. this hour you'll hear in her own words what she did when she got that voicemail. a new winter blast when nobody really needs it now. the storm is hitting the east coast hard and blizzard warnings for d.c., baltimore, dover, atlantic city, philadelphia, new york and long island and the midwest got the brunt of it yesterday. some areas got more than a foot of snow and hundreds of flights at chicago and minneapolis were canceled. >> well, of course, we all get freaked out, but we hope we'll be one of the lucky ones to leave. >> right now it says ontime but once i get to the gate, i don't know what is going to happen. >> my 3-year-old son wakes up every morning and looks out the window and says i'm tired of christmas, mommy. many cities along the east coast have canceled school in
d.c. the third straight day schools and government offices will be closed. this winter has set a record snowfall in washington. philly and new york are close to setting those records, as well. ireporters from d.c. sent us some good photos of what they're doing with their snow. they are building an iglue. 200 snow bricks and here's the finished product complete with the teako torches. two people can fit inside. here's the deal, let me spell it out for you about the weather. bob can't remember the last time there was a blizzard warning for new york, long island, maryland, philly, jersey, washington, d.c., as well. did i miss anybody? >> no, no, not this time. >> hi, bob. >> good morning, robin. we're watching the storm begin to develop. here's your area of low pressure off the delaware/maryland shore
and you can see it right there. before three hours ago just off the mouth of the chesapeake and now it's moving to the north and that's evident as you see the cold air rushing down behind it and switching to the blue that is rain and blizzard warnings all out there for areas around long island and down i-95 to washington and northern virginia and parts of west virginia. couple live looks, too. been looking at them all morning. near white-out conditions for you. this, right here, is, what is that? new york. that's d.c. oh, look at that. look at the flag. blizzard warning, winds gusting over 35, poor viz at the capital, as well. there's the white house, yeah. >> definition of a blizzard is the snow and the wind. the wind has to be a certain velocity. >> 35 miles per hour for three hours and the viz bld has to be down less than a quarter of a
mile. not quite there yet with the visibility, but getting there. >> and it's not just one city for sure. thank you so much. >> you got it. one of tiger woods' alleged mistresseses is speaking out and she's revealing more information about their relationship. hi, rafer. >> according to her, jamie grubbs the woman referred to the tabloids as number two. released the infamous voicemail and she gave an affiliate with ktva and he texted her on thanksgiving day like nothing was wrong but then the crash happened and i thought, oh, this is my fault. i very very badly. that was a very hard thing to bear. i was devastated. i felt awful that it could be that big a reaction and hurt elin that much. it was not her name that came out, but another woman's.
meanwhile, we have reached out to woods for a response from this interview and we have not heard back yet. robin? >> all right, thank you. nancy kerrigan's family is not supporting a medical report which says her father's death is a homicide. they call it premature and inaccurate. he died with an altercation with his son. now, we don't know if any new charges are coming. remember, nancy kerrigan was attacked by a rival's ex-husband and another man before the 1994 winter games. this recall is about the airbags in hondas. jennifer westhoven, they could be pretty dangerous in that they deploy too forcefully at times. >> an airbag is supposed to save you, but this expands an earlier recall of 400,000 more cars here where what is happening in some crashes the airbag is bursting and sending metal fragments
flying, shrapnel. they know of 12 incidents, one person died. all the cars are from 2001 and 20 2002. the civic, accord, odyssey and some acura models. find all the info at cnn.com/robin and this is something you can take your car in and get fixed. robben? >> all right, thank you. okay. we have, we've been covering this winter storm from a number of different angles today whether it is your opinion about what you're seeing outside your own window or whether it is about the number of flights from all different quindz of airlines that have been canceled today. let us show you why everyone is having the problems and that is because the blizzard warnings stretch from this city to that city to this state. >> a blizzard warning that covers this kind of acreage. a good chunk of jersey, parts of maryland, parts of west
virginia, parts of pittsburgh. poor visibility and that image going in and out. we're going to definitely see the snow continue to pile on up. let me take you to the region getting the most amount of snow, maryland in towards the mason dixon and over towards pennsylvania. the white shaded areas, all snow. the pink is mixture of rain, sleet and snow and that is moving down to the east. the reason that is happening, a low pressure center that is bombing out now closing in on atlantic city. everybody will switch over to snow by late this morning or into the early part of the afternoon. little bit of sleet around long island and northern new york and new jersey and in towards manhattan, too. let me take you live to the region. all kinds of tower cams working for us and poor visibility everywhere. the sheets of snow as it moves on by. how about d.c., more stuff
coming in and around there. the stuff flying here. blizzard warnings in d.c. the roads already horrible. they were bad from this weekend and now they're worse. all right, where is it headed? we'll talk about that, robin, in a half hour. >> you thought that was one areas in the bullseye. >> from d.c. through baltimore and philly and new york. >> you're saying this is big. >> so, you're saying there's a problem? we'll talk about the air travel delays and i haven't seen any closures yet, but that is bound to happen. >> a lot of these airports canceled flights proactively, by the hundreds. >> absolutely. ellen degeneres made her debut as a judge on "american idol." she came onboard yesterday for the start of hollywood week and talked about her qualifications for judge and saying she knows how it is feels to be up on stage and please people. she was not very kind in her first comments to a contestant.
♪ please, don't leave me girl ♪ >> you frighten me. you were stalking us. like a leopard behind a cage -- i was watching you look at us like i'm going to get you. >> he went home, by the way. by the end of hollywood week, the field of 181 contestants is going to be widdled down to just 24. tonight is what they call the group competition it's usually full of drama. highlights in the morning. if you're traveling today, i don't think you are. it's not a laughable matter. i'm not sure where this road is, i know it's in the new york area. i'm still amazed by how many travelers are on the roads because as the day goes on, big-time problems. bob will let you know what kind of delays you can expect because of blizzard warnings. new york's governor calls the rumors about him straight out lies. hear what he says it will take to get him out of ooffice early.
our salute today for our troops and we always do for major john f.kuhn and it is from his wife, angie. >> i would like to send out a salute to my husband today army reservist major john kuhn. i am so proud of you for volunteering for this mission in iraq and to serve your country. we all miss you so much here, john, we are so proud of you. see you soon, major kuhn, thank you for your service. >> if you have somebody in the service, go to cnn.com/robin and we'll help you salute them. the governor of new york says the only way he will leave office early is in a box. david patterson will run for
re-election this fall despite rumors of illegal drug use and he called them an orchestrated effort to drive him out of office. >> i've never seen a situation such as sunday night where three separate sources contact media outlets simultaneously right at the beginning of the super bowl to say the governor was resigning. i've never seen anything like that. it seems to be somewhat orchestrated and it is, really, a shame that this much energy has to be devoted to false allegations unsubstantiated rumors and, in some cases, straight out lies. >> the rumors are linked to an article that "the new york times" is said to be working on. patterson believes the rumors started when he put together his re-election campaign. he became governor in 2008 when eliot spitzer resigned. 1 million dropside cribs are
being recalled after the deaths of three babies and the cribs cannot be fixed. if people throw them out or take them back to where they bought them, do you get money back? >> often you'll get a store credit but you should have no problem taking them back. if you have a problem, call us. but they also say stop using the dropside cribs is the most important thing. the they don't care if you throw them out, put them in the trash, make sure no one can use them again or pick them up. generation two worldwide or child designs are the names. they were sold a few years ago, maybe you have one in your garage waiting to be used or given away. could be in a thrift store. several major recalls. babies can get drtrapped if it drops. maybe you want to think about whether or not you want to use this kind of crib at all. one group that sets standards to
stop making these kind of cribs because there are so many safety concerns. we have all the information you may need at cnn.com/robin. something to remember if you get a hand me down crib, you want to go and look up on the government websites and make sure it has hasn't been recalled. if you are traveling this morning, i think you'll be at the airport for a wlil. >> you check with your air carrier just to see if you're still going. it's so rough. let me show you live new york city metro because the heavy snow is in right now, this is central park, yeah, visibility is up a little bit from where it was. it will be like this the whole time. waves of snow coming through and dropped visibility and picking up the winds and just dumping a lot of snow. let me show you saber flight explorer. i have the benefits of putting the planes on top of the radar. new jersey, pennsylvania, long island. blizzard warnings from long island to new york and spotty in nature around southern jersey and that fills in later and plenty of snow out there for the
rest of the day. here's what we have for the rest of the afternoon. call ahead. new york you'll see many cancellations and lots of delays. same with philadelphia, you're looking at that right now with plenty of delays and cancellations possible and same with washington, d.c., baltimore. also chicago you're looking at some snow and cleveland and boston and snow and wind and detroit wind, also. atlanta, wind with some flurries. more on that in a bit. mardi gras is just a few days away, but, sure, they were partying in the french quarter last night. check it out.
some kids in maryland are making the best of the epic snow storm in the east coast that they can. they built this huge snow castle in their yard and then the mom sent the video in as an ireport. it took them several hours to build and they're not done yet and they're hoping the snow that falls today will smooth out the castle surface. new details about an earthquake in northern illinois that happened this morning. it was reported as a magnitude 4.3 but now they revised that to
be a 3.8. the quake was centered about 50 miles from chicago and one woman described what it was like to our affiliate wgn. >> it was kind of really scary. i thought at first maybe snow was coming off the roof but then a loud shaking of the house and then i thought maybe a plane crashed next to us or something. >> no reports of major damage, thank goodness. the super bowl champs celebrated their victory mardi gras style and here's rafer with more on the homecoming event. >> they believe this was the largest parade in new orleans history. >> fat tuesday, yeah. >> how many people coming from out of state for mardi gras. crowds at 800,000. let's show you the video and start counting. it barely does it justice. this was all over the french quarter. about a dozen marching bands and
the players were carried on a dozen floats donated by mardi gras and confetti flew through the air and it did look like a mardi gras parade except for the vince lumbardy trophy. there it is being hoisted by the head coach. in other news, one of tiger woods' alleged mistresses wants to set the record straight. she released the infamous voicemail to "u.s. weekly." >> hey, it's tiger. i need you to do me a huge favor. can you please take my nayour n off my phone. >> after the crash, "i instantly called him and left a voicemail and i said i hope things are okay. i hope you're not heard too badly. it would be awful if i lost him. then all of a sudden the rumors
surfaced about rachel. grubs said that's when she released the voicemail that she now regrets. we reached out to woods for a response and have not heard back yet. harlem globetrotters found a new way to beat them on ice. this was in central park. they wore ice cleats on their shoes. i don't know what kind of air you can get on ice cleats but they beat the washington generals. skating is not a gay sport. his words, that in the next half hour, robin. police right now are searching a texas landfill for a missing 8-month-old boy. the area has trash from a hotel where gabriel johnson's mother claims to have dumped his body. he disappeared the day after christmas.
all right. the stock exchange just opened for business. a shot in the arm all the way from greece. we go live to new york in a few minutes to explain that. >> we want no one on the road unless it's an essential trip they have to make. the roads will be more treacherous in some cases than it was this past weekend. >> if you're anywhere from washington, d.c. to new york, you have our sympathies. just days after a record-breaking snow storm here is another one hitting today. you're talking up to two feet in some areas.
nightmare for travelers and hundreds of flights have been canceled and many roads are closing. seismologists are downgrading a quake that woke up many people in the chicago area this morning. the u.s. geological survey said a 3.8 magnitude quake was centered 50 miles from downtown chicago. earlier they thought it was a 4.3. now, the space shuttle "endeavour" dock would the international space station overnight and the "endeavour" is delivering an italian module and a future control room for the station's robotics. nasa says the station will be 90% complete when those two components are installed. the "endeavour" mission will include three spacewalks. good morning. how could it only be wednesday, i know, it's a tough day. especially when you're stuck at home in the snow. morning, sunshine, i'm robin meade. in new york, the worst thof storm hasn't arrived yet but they're bracing for it. the schools are closed and so is the united nations. 17 inches of snow.
comes just days after another storm set records along the east coast. reuters reports that almost 5,000 people in the area of d.c. are still without power. the snow has our facebook friends talking again today. paula writes, buried in snow in toledo, ohio. ten inches in my front door, fun, fun. brrrr i'm glad i live in florida right now. carol asked, bob, please make it stop. here's the deal, there are blizzard warnings for new york, for d.c., for baltimore, where else? philadelphia. >> atlantic city. >> atlantic city. i'm just going to let the man show you because the list is too long to say. good morning. >> believe me, if i could make it stop, you'd all be working for me. here's the area of low pressure just off the delaware/maryland coastline and then a secondary surface low around western parts of pennsylvania and that one gets suck under to the original circulation and bomb off the
coast of new jersey. that means strengthen very quickly. when that happens, winds begin to pick up. blizzard warnings for all of the area. that's what it looks like right now. the heavy snow in white and blizzard warnings in pink. all the way back down into delaware, maryland, parts of west virginia and parts of pennsylvania, too. the red-shaded areas, winter storm warnings. winds not quite as bad. visibility not bad, as well. bullseye, again, central pennsylvania and lower parts of pennsylvania. 10 to 20 inches down towards baltimore and d.c. and philadelphia. let me show you tower cams we have going on right now. this, look at this, pvi. what is that washington? philadelphia. that's the airport. look at that. snow is coming down and light rain mixing in right now. that whole stuff turns over to all stuff for you around philadelphia and a foot of snow is a good possibility. that's philadelphia. down the line a little bit farther, all heavy snow.
dca, reagan national calling for heavy snow and visibility down less than a mile and there's the capital. washington, d.c., looking for an additional 6 to 12 and then up the line even further, there's the white house, looking pretty good. barely see it. >> when was the last time you saw a nor'easter like this? >> we had the one over the weekend and it had a lot of wind with it, this has more of a blizzard warning effect because it will affect more people. little farther up to the north. haven't seen one like this since 1993. >> you're saying it's big? >> real quick y want to show you the radar out of new york. if you're trying to get in here, little bit of sleet and snow mixture when you get towards jfk. all snow from northern jersey. 8 to 16 for manhattan alone. more on that in just a bit. >> thank you. michael jackson suffered several broken ribs during the efforts to revive him. that is from the 51-page autopsy report. just made public for the first time. it called the singer's death a
homicide due to acute propofol intoxication. propofol is the powerful sedative that jackson's doctor said he gave the singer to help him sleep. conrad murray leaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in jackson's death. some toyota dealerships are open around the clocks right now trying to write repairs on recalled cars. the owner of one florida store said the fix for the brake problem takes about two hours. he's also offering people a free meal. >> i think it's a toyota dealer and i have a commitment to my problems and i'm selling you the number one quality automobile and we have a few concerns right now that we're taking care of. >> he also decided to keep the sales operation running 24/7. a 25-year-old man checked into a sleep clinic and died the next morning. brandon harris went to the emory sleep center in atlanta for a study on sleep apnea and the coroner said he died of sudden
cardiac arrest and his uncle was on hln prime news last night and mike galanos asked him about a video that might have shown harris in distress. >> there was basically no conversation with the people from emory. at one point i made a comment saying why isn't it someone coming in. it's obvious he is in distress. why isn't someone coming into his aid, his rescue. the guy at that point says to me, oh o, he's waving to someone. i said you wave in the opposite direction of yourself. you don't wave in this direction to greet someone. which was saying to me that it was just, it's just unconscionable to me all that i witnessed in that video. >> hln received this statement from emory health care.
at all times during the sleep study mr. harris was monitored and the providers appropriately attended to him. according to the post-mortem examination mr. harris died because of sudden cardiac death meaning that his heart stopped suddenly and without warning. 36 minutes past the hour. your favorite color may say something about your career. "usa today" did a color test on nearly 900 ceo os. the colors that you choose are supposed to say something about your personality and the ceos were three times more likely to choose magenta and less likely to pick red or yellow. they are more sensitive and private than the typical person. you know, the blizzard is hitting wall street, as well. a handful of potential market movers have been postponed today because of the storm. stephanie elam, do you even have many people on the floor today? >> the volume is going to be light today, robin, for sure. people are focusing more on
snowmeggon than the rallies. those paying attention to the markets today, greece's debt problem finally started to subside. the blizzard could have some affect on trading today, as well. ben bernanke was scheduled to testify before the services committee and not any more. the hearing was postponed and may still release a plan at the top of the hour. it is expected to outline the bank's central plan and unwind programs that waere designed to get out of the crisis we're experiencing. disney says its fourth quarter results reflect, they are putting off travel plans to the last minute. the company had to rely on discounts. finally, robin, we did a little digging, snow digging. 41 years ago today, that was the last time the new york stock exchange was closed for snow.
last full snow day that they've had. no worries, they're at it today. they're down there and the nyc is open. it's kind of weird. 41 years ago today. >> they officially closed them, but not today. >> not today. bracing for a blizzard is even tougher when you're already recovering from record-setting snow storm. how the nasty weather is affecting thousands of flights and a morning commute. this is from washington, d.c., i can tell. mostly from the call letters. plus, one of tiger's alleged mistresses says he's no longer the man she fell in love with.
blowing around. that's the problem. you have wind and snow combined. blocked and even amtrak says flights are closed, roads are they will not have many trains running along today in the northeast. that's because of a large snow storm. it dumped more than a foot of snow already in parts of the midwest. just a little preview of what is come for the northeast. many schools are closed and reuters have canceled classes for the rest of the week. now, let me see. i have my notes here. i think bob said d.c. to baltimore expecting 6 to 12 more inches of snow. you have to see what one couple did with the snow that is already on the ground in maryland. they sent in this ireporter. their fire breathing snowman. put in a homemade flame thrower inside. everybody has one of those. last call could come a lot earlier in restaurants and bars in tennessee. state lawmakers may consider a bill to ban the sale of alcohol after midnight. now, right now most bars allow drinking until 3:00 a.m. the man pushing the bill says it
will help cut down on crime. >> usually nothing good happens after midnight. that's when most of the folks get in trouble, get to drinking and get to shooting and killing people. >> he is expected to get a lot of pushback, though, because bars make a whole lot of money after midnight and most people know how to drink responsibly and don't need the government restricting them. your cell phone bills could be getting bigger, even though the carriers say, hey, we're slashing the costs of our plans. susan hendricks is getting to the bottom of that one in the next half hour. >> good morning to you, robin. even if you don't have one of those fancy smartphones like a black berry or iphone wait till you hear where the new hidden costs are coming from. some controversial billboards are injecting race into the debate over abortion. why the billboard's creator thinks abortion clinics are targeting african-americans. the white house press secretary versus sarah palin.
you have to see how robert gibbs made fun of those notes scribbled on palin's hands. all new next hour, robin. >> all right, thank you. it is risky to take a song and change it, if you are an "american idol" contestant. but that is exactly what one guy did with his version of paula abdul's straight up. ♪ i've been a fool before and like to get my love caught in the slamming door ♪ ♪ >> very nice and he made the cut. two 14 year olds are accused of going on a dangerous joy ride in mom's car. this is how it ended. surveillance video shows the car smashing into a house and the kids running off. how her mom is punishing her kids for taking her car.
joy ride with friends. the car crash under to a house and now police tell the affiliate that the kids' mom is pressing charges against her own children and a neighbor says, you know what, those kids are getting off easy. >> i know their mom is going to be real upset because their mom is going to have to take responsibility for it because they're underage and they're minors. probably beat them and let them go and stay in juvenile for a while. >> the teen's mom might have to pay to fix the house. their friends were also charged. all right, this just in, it's expected, no flights operating of reagan national airport or washington dulles international airport today, wednesday, because of the blizzard. the blizzard. i think i can go ahead and say there's a blizzard hitting washington, d.c. there you go, yeah. no flights in and out of those airports there in washington, d.c., right now, as expected. americans will be in other failure if they forget about the
tragedy in haiti. that statement from from sean penn who has been in haiti for two weeks. there is a new risk because of the risk of disease. >> these are some of the most resilient souls on the entire plant and for them to be challenged like this is for us to help them. >> actress angelina jolie visited the city where more than 100 haitian children are being sheltered. among those kids were the 33 taken by americans currently being held on child trafficking charges. the jolie-pitt foundations have donated 1 million dollars to doctors without borders. one of tiger woods alleged mistresses feels she was fooled by woods. hi, rafer. >> i'm with you, i know. >> my look is, why you allegedly knew you were fooling the wife? >> i don't want to trshe knew
woods was married but she thought she was the only other woman. jamiee grubbs, the second name to come out allegedly linked to woods. she released that infamous voicemail after woods crashed. she told our affiliate, when she heard the name rachel come out and not hers, she felt duped by tiger in a way "i saw the loving, caring, down to earth side of him, that's who i was falling for. now there's so many sides to him i didn't know. i couldn't even tell you the person that he is." we have not heard back from woods on this. american figure skating star johnny weir said skating is not a gay sport. in an interview with hbo real sports weir wanted to talk about this. while he is a feminant, his words, skating itself is not. >> i know that for the men's
population of the united states figure skating is a gay sport and that's a misconception. there are so many straight athletes in figure skating. but i think it's the music and the costumes that turn most men off. >> as for the olympics, the three-time u.s. champion in his second games, and he'll have a lot to prove after he failed to medal in his last games. a lot of people expected him to win in torin. new york jets head coach rex ryan, too much to show you, sitting at a carolina hurricanes game wearing a philadelphia flyers jersey and they give him a home jersey and he shows a little too much -- oh. he's a good sport about it. they give him a canes jersey and leave the tag on it. i'm not a jets fan but that's a guy i would like to have an adult beverage with. the party is on in new orleans. why they are sainting the saints' super bowl celebration was bigger than any mardi gras party parade. >> that was a good parade. okay, thank you.
all right. so this just in this morning. no flights apparently are expected to go out of any of the washington-area airports this morning because of a blizzard that's hitting them. there's your reason why. bobby. >> right. i didn't see baltimore in there, so so far baltimore is not with national and dulles, but you can see what it looks like at street level. look how bad those streets are, rob. obviously the runways are just as bad, but that is just pretty rough, and you're going to see about an additional 6 to 12 inches of snow in this very area. not even close to being done yet. how about the delays? d.c. major ones, even cancellations. new york city metro anticipating the same thing for you, later this afternoon, over two-hour delays, no doubt about it. cancellations, definitely. call ahead. same with philadelphia and same with atlanta. watch for hour or more delays for atlanta. that's because of the wind. it's going to gust to 40 to 50 miles per hour between atlanta and charlotte. new york times square, check it out. mixing with a little bit of light freezing rain, but that is