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good morning to you on friday. it's been a long week for you? it has if you have been home because of all the snow days, right? i'm robin meade. morning sunshine. new this morning, former president bill clinton could be home today as he recovers from heart surnlry. you won't believe what he did on his way to the operating room. then. >> we gonna be wrapping the pipes and letting a little water drip so it won't freeze up. >> the south's turn. angelina jolie is in haiti.
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will she adopt? hear her answer. all right, our top story. former president bill clinton could be back home today after having heart surgery. surgeons put in two stints to restore blood flow. clinton was on a conference call about haiti as he was wheeled into the operating room. there's no proof he had a heart attack. >> the goal of the treatment and it will be achieved is for president clinton to resume his very active lifestyle. this was not a result of either his lifestyle or his diet, which have been excellent. he's exercised regularly and in excellent condition. >> he had a quadruple by pass in 2004. one card yols explains why they had to go in, again.
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>> once you undergo surgery doesn't mean you won't be prone to future arteries. they can also develop disease years after the initial surgery. >> clinton's wife, secretary of state, hillary clinton and his daughter chelsea were with him last night. he's traveled to switzerland and over seas twice. >> it's the south's turn to get nasty weather. sleet, ice and rain from texas to georgia. the national weather service said dallas got more than 11 inches of snow yesterday. in southeastern alabama, sand trucks are lining up and people are getting ready for icy roads. >> if you are at a place where there's city workers or government workers or public workers or police telling you not to go, there's a reason. they are iced over or accidents.
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>> let's show you a live picture now. it's already coming down a little bit in alabama. this is birmingham, alabama. it's an area you wouldn't think would be armed with a lot of salt trucks or snowplows. here comes the snow there. the weather could be making a mess of your travel plans. delta cancelled about 800 flights because of what you are seeing sticking to the ground. that is what you are seeing live here. airtran, i see their plane exiting to the left of the screen cancelled 32 flights. the city could get as much as five inches of snow today. we'll keep on eye on that. bonnie is in for bob. i call it freak out time in the south. >> you are right. this is freak out time. up to five inches south of atlanta, possibly to north of the city. look at the winter weather advisories. warnings are as far south as
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mobile, alabama. pensacola, florida. how often does that happen? if you are driving from atlanta to birmingham, mississippi to texas, you are going to encounter heavy know. on i-10, it's mixing with sleet at times. even in new orleans, we're looking at the threat for sleet, ice and snow, not accumulating, but to have it on the roads is unusual. this is a really multifacetted storm. i'll break it down in a couple minutes. snlg thank you very much. the ten americans held in haiti on child kidnapping charges could be released monday. it's when a judge could rule on bail for them. even if he grants bail, they could be required to stay in haiti. back in idaho, the pastor says he hopes they will be allow ed to come home. >> now, we wait and pray,
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believing in the coming hours we will receive the news we have waited for. until then, we watch for your stories and scurry to the telephone each time it rings. perhaps the next press conference will have the news we have wait ed for each day this week. let's get our people home and do it soon. >> today marks one month since the earthquake hit port-au-prince in haiti. this is a national day of mourning. haitian officials say more than 212,000 people died in the earthquake. new this morning, astronauts from the space shuttle "endeavour" finished their mission. they worked to install an italian built section of the international space station. it was one of their first space walks. there are two more to go. one will add a bay window to the space station, basically. it's a cool video. patrick kennedy will not
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seek re-election. he says his life is taking a new term. eight terms in congress were enough. he promised to keep fighting for people battling depression and addiction. he took up those causes after admitting his struggle of depression. he's the late child of senator edward kennedy. >> take a look at this dallas high school. a news crew caught it on tape. they said it went on for about an hour. school security was nowhere in sight. one student was badly injured and taken to the hospital. >> he said it was friendly, but people started messing around throwing gang signs and stuff. >> we are concerned several staff members didn't show up today, which obviously was part of the catalyst for this taking place. there wasn't enough supervision for the students. >> 50 staff members stayed home because of the heavy snowfall.
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i mean, certainly you don't want a brawl. you understand students getting excited, you're talking dallas. how often do you get snow there? many areas not used to having snow at all, even along the coast, pensacola, mobile, alabama. should expect to see flakes today. bonnie. >> it's true. it's unheard of to see three or four inches of snow in the places you mentioned. it's not out of the question. we have all the elements coming together for a big winter storm in the deep south, in the heart of the deep south. what we are looking at are storm warnings stretching to the carolinas. it's coming within the next 24 hours. alabama and mississippi is seeing snow flakes now. i want to show you texas. incredible snowfall totals. in dallas, it's a record. the snowiest day ever. we have pictures to show you in dallas. incredible pictures.
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icy roads and bridges, without a doubt. we still have snow in texas. be careful out there. the roads are treacherous. the snow is pulling out of dallas and working to the east. you can see the heavy rain hitting the southern parrishes of louisiana, mixing, at times with sleet and snow. very changing conditions. look at the temperature down there. 60 degrees. just to the north, it's 30 degrees colder. low pressure in the gulf pulling up that moisture and the cold air on top of it. boy, we are really seeing recipe for heavy snow in places like georgia that doesn't normally see it. i-20, that's the key area to see the most snow. i-10, more of a sleet and rain event. >> i-20 and folks from another region, it's east-west, basically. >> yeah. >> you don't normally see a snowstorm along i-20.
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thank you very much. we're learning toyota may have had problems with accelerators for awhile. how investigators may have helped the company end four investigations. a basketball player with a paralyzed arm may still be on the team.
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>> good morning on friday. here is who we are going to salute today. it's from vickie to her baby brother. aaron served in iraq in 2004 and 2005 and left a month ago to serve in afghanistan. he's the best brother ever and everybody at home misses him. maybe you have somebody in the service you admire. salute them at cnn.com/robin.
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we just got portions of jaycee dug ard's journal. according to court documents in 1993, she wrote, i got a cat from my birthday. they did something for me that no one else would do. ten years later, she wrote, how can i ever tell them i want to be free. i will never cause them pain if it's in my power to prevent it. she was 11 when she disappeared. it was a supermarket showdown to find the best bagger in the country. >> set, go! >> pressure. it wasn't even just the speed the judges were looking for. that is new for you. what they are looking for in about 35 minutes. let's talk money here. two former government regulators working for toyota helped end at least four investigations into
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sudden acceleration. it's according to bloomburg news. the men worked with the government to limit to scope of the investigations that were dropped. toyota responds, their actions have been consistent to maintain the highest professional efforts. safety is their priority. this month's blizzards could mean job losses. up to 150,000 jobs. the snow prevented a lot of people from getting to work. as a result, many of the people will have to file for unemployment benefits temporarily. google is expanding the use of the search terms you type in to give you targeted ads. you will see ads for things you looked for hours ago. previously, they were tied to the most recent thing you searched for. it doesn't keep track of who did the search. angelina jolie made a trip
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to haiti. it's enough to start the buzz about possible adoption. it's what the folks at "showbiz tonight" is looking at. >> we have "showbiz tonight" coming up at 11:00 eastern. john mayor's meltdown. the outrage over mayor using the "n" word in a tell-all interview and the fury over his sex life with jessica simpson. will angelina jolie adopt in haiti? "showbiz tonight" starts at 11:00 a.m. here on hln. back to you. >> thank you. the numbers are in from the super bowl. one of the commercials is the most seen tv ad of all time. the white house says too many kids are going hungry while at school and now help may be on the way.
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let me show you what's going on weather wise. in the south, places that would never dream of getting snow are getting hit today. this is birmingham, alabama where the snow is come iing dow. it's going to be a slippery morning rush. it dumped more than 11 inches of snow on dallas, now it's moving east. flights have already been cancelled. be careful. authorities caught a man.
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feds busted him in mississippi yesterday for allegedly having child porn on his computer. yesterday, florida police search ed for evidence in his home close to where thompson was last seen. >> i never really stopped and talked to him. they're not a family you notice. >> no, i don't know them. i know that they left mighty quickly. >> after this happened? >> after this happened. police would not say how he might be connected to the thompson case. it's an ongoing investigation. you may remember thompson vanished last october on her way home from school in florida. her body was found in a landfill two days later. investigators have not said how she died. alexander mcqueen died. he was 40 years old. the death is not treated as suspicion. he was found dead in his home in
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london yesterday. a day before his death, singers lady gaga and cindy lauper said they love his work. >> i love alexander mcqueen. he, for me, is like the ultimate of all the designers. >> he's so -- he's on his own planet. >> he doesn't need to respond to trends or what anyone else is doing. it's so pure and from within. >> alexander mcqueen was the hooligan of english fashion. they could be over the top but good enough for the red carpet. for the cat walk, he would take things like trash and make a headpiece out of it. wild stuff. >> wow. lindsey vonn says a hurt leg will not keep her out of the
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winter olympics which open tonight. yeah. the american hope for gold there continues to hope. >> good morning, robin. it's great news for american skiing team and for nbc. she's been called the michael phelps of the winter games. a lot of attention is put on her. her bruised shin will not keep her out of the games. after intense treatment including laser therapy and get th this, cheese therapy. >> what is that? >> wrap your leg in austrian curd cheese. it's a home remedy. she hit the slopes for a practice run. she says she's good to go. sunday is supposed to be her first run. bad weather could push that which would give her more time to recover. the flames arrived in vancouver. it will be the first ever indoor ceremony. 55,000 are expected to pack into bc stadium. i'm looking forward to it.
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the the numbers are in. this ad was the most watched ad in the entire super bowl. >> no problem. snuck these out of tim's locker. what's the big deal? >> because of where it aired at 9:30 eastern, over 116 million people saw it done by amateurs as part of a contest. >> that's the fascinating part. real folks made this up. >> they made it and shot it home video style. by the the way, ironically, the least watched. the one that got the most media attention. tim tebow's focus on the family ad came in last place on viewership according to nealson, airing at 6:30 eastern. now, it's time for the true champion of the week. wade plays in spite of his right arm being paralyzed from a four-wheeler accident. in his first here of playing,
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he's in starting line up because of defense and energy. >> when i dribble, i something do like moves with my hands, try and deceive them or do a lay up. i have to keep the ball against me. >> he knows what his limitations are and plays to his strengths. >> impressive stuff. just a soft more. >> love his attitude. love it. thank you. did you know, bonnie probably knows this. the only states yesterday without snow on the ground somewhere were hawaii and florida. florida is going to make it. just hawaii, today. this is bad for travel. >> florida will see snow on the ground, no doubt about it. we are looking at a lot of delays and cancellations. there is some activity. for example, places out west aren't doing too poorly. we are anticipating huge delays. watch out for delays into boston, due to wind and new york
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city due to wind. there's snow on the ground there. could be up to an hour. dallas, snow. the snow stopped but it's on the ground. mobile, pensacola, rain and snow. new york's governor is battling rumors of sex and drugs. he's blaming an article that hasn't published.
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former president bill clinton is in good spirits after having heart surgery. he could be released today. doctorings say he did not have a heart attack, but put in two stints to help blood get to his heart. travelers, you are in for a nightmare today because of winter storms in the south. delta airlines cancelled 800 flights in and out of atlanta. airtran cancelled 32 flights. atlanta could get five inches of snow. a live look at the international airport. while you were sleeping,
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astronauts on the space shuttle "endeavour" were finishing a space walk. it was the first time-out in space for one of them. later, they will install a bay window on the station. this is a few of the top stories. we are busy on this friday as i know you are. good morning. i'm robin meade. southern state that is missed this week's winter storms are getting ready for their own storm. county officials are buying salt and getting trucks ready to clear the roads. i'm surprised they have salt trucks. one community has two trucks to do the job and some of the drivers are concerned. >> two plows that will not get it. no way. no way. if they don't get help, we will be shut down. >> well, bonnie is going to have the latest forecast for you about the i-20 storm in just a few minutes, if you are familiar with the roads. a single mom refused to
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deploy to afghanistan. she backed out of her tour of duty because her child care plans fell through. the army believes she never intended to deploy. yesterday, they decided to drop criminal charges. she's happy to move on. more children could qualify for free lunches. he wants to simplify the paperwork so more can qualify. congress must look at the child nutrition. they provide 7 billion meal as year. the agricultural secretary says students cannot do their best if they are hungry. a private investigator is looking into the death of a model. paula sladewski's body was found in a dumpster. the family hired a p.i.
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he gave a look at the case with "issues." she gave a sketch of somebody sladewski was believed to have left the club with. >> this guy on this picture, i spoke to this man at least 15 different occasions in the back of this alley. he speaks spanish fluently. >> where did you first see him? >> the first time i met him, behind that alley. did you ever see her? >> yes, i met her. she was sit iting on the curve the back. her and her boyfriend got into an argument. >> the police would not comment. they say they don't know anything about the man or his claims. the boyfriend says they didn't argument he tried to escort her out of the club after several guys approached her. actressage lena jolie is visiting haiti. she is adopted three children from three countries.
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she told our sister network of cnn that's not the focus of her trip to haiti. >> there's been a lot of speculation as to whether you will adopt from haiti. you are saying not now. will you? is that something you are looking at? >> i'm always open to children around the world. we are that kind of a family. we talk about that. it's not what we are focusing on. we are here to see how we can protect the children and scale up the needs here. >> today marks one month since the devastating earthquake hit port-au-prince. this is a national day of mourning in haiti. they say more than 212,000 people died in the earthquake. the big story today, weather wise is now the south is getting hit by a winter storm in places that would never think to see a snow flake. pensacola, mobile, new orleans, will they see snow?
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>> they will, mixing in with rain. we have a winter weather advisory for norms. watch for a mix at i-10. it's the intern state closer to the coastline. this is i-20. it goes through alabama, georgia, all the way to texas. speaking of texas, record snowfall. 11.2 inches. we have a live picture of dallas to show you what it looks like. the snow stopped falling. historical day yesterday. the snowiest day ever, waking up this morning to lots of snow on the ground, more than we have seen since 1888. it's how far back the records go. new orleans is seeing rain, mixing with sleet at times. it will happen later this morning with the wraparound effect from the huge winter storm in the heart of the south. the temperature in alabama is 34 degrees. in the southern parrishes, it's in the 60s. it will change dramatically.
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the low pressure system was pulling down the colder air and it wraps in behind it. where we meet, that's where we are going to see the snow, right here. that snow is headed to atlanta. i want to show you a live picture of atlanta this morning. good morning. get ready for snow, it's coming. the heaviest, south of the city, three inches or more. look at this, the snowfall totals over the next 48 hours extend to other place that is don't see a lot of snow, like south carolina. this is a snow maker for tonight and early tomorrow morning up the carolina coastline. we thought the mid-atlantic had it bad and they did, now, we are getting it in the south. >> thank you very much. yeah. sunday is valentine's day, the day of love. just a reminder there. the weather may stop you from getting what you want. even if you have not found someone yet, millionaire match
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macker said don't give up. be realistic. >> we had a conversation is it better to settle for a prince or a frog? if the frog doesn't have money, but he's pebfect, charming, fun, not a lot of money or hold out for the guy who is perfect? >> i think you need to go in the middle. i think it's depressing the way she wrote it. get realistic. two steps up, two steps down. find your best friend. >> the s that your best tip? >> yeah. at the end of the day, all we are going to have is friendship. maybe a little lust. >> well, tonight, joy is going to talk with jackie collins. her books get steamy. it could be an interesting show at 9:00 p.m. eastern. this could spell trouble for toyota. some prius owners say the cruise control sent them on dangerous and wild rides. what it takes to be the best
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grocery bagger in the country.
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okay. come here and look at this new tape we got in here of snow coming down in alabama? not exactly what you expect and not what the drivers expected this morning. i suppose it's why we have flashing lights out there. the deep south is getting hit by a winter storm today. a storm that dumped 11 inches of snow in dallas yesterday. more than 100 flights out of atlanta's airport have been cancelled. paper or plastic. grocery baggers went head to head. judges rated them on speed, weight distribution style and
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tude, attitude. >> it's special. a lot come from small hometowns, come here on a national stage and be in front of a crowd like this is special to them. we appreciate them. >> well, the winner got 10,000 bucks. not bad. all right, in business news now, some of you are saying the cruise control is causing your toyota prius to rapidly accelerate. bash ra says her husband couldn't get the cruise control to turn off. he was able to stop by putting the car in neutral. toyota is not aware of cruise control problems. more trouble for the madoffs. the feds are going after his brother and sons for tax fraud, according to the wall street journal. the details are not clear. they all worked for his investment firm. he's serving a 150 year prison
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sentence for his ponzi scheme. all three deny knowledge of the fraud. if you are buying a home, the mortgage rates are getting cheaper. they are below 5%. the median home price is $173,000. more than 27 million people live without electricity in kenya. our hero of the week is changing that, one person at a time for free.
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>> to watch him build his solar powered lanterns or if you want to nominate a hero, go to cnn.com/robin. airports are playing catch up on the storm hitting the northeast and now another storm moving throughout south. we are tracking major delays. this started as a snowball fight, but ended with somebody going to the hospital.
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♪ a snowball fight in a schoolyard turned into a real brawl. take a look at this dallas high school.
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a news crew was catching it on tape here. the fight went on for about an hour. school security was nowhere in sight. the school district says the school was short staffed because 50 staff members didn't come in because of the snow. some of your pocket change is getting a new look. the u.s. mint invailed a new design for the bennie yesterday. the design is on the back -- the design on the back is supposed to symbolize how he kept the country united. it's the first long term makeover in more than 50 years. ♪ you're hot then you're cold. bonnie is in for bob today. we have a doozy of a travel day. can we ever catch up? >> no. just when we think we're okay. atlanta, what a travel thubl spot. we are anticipating a lot of
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cancellations and delays. dallas, texas, snow and boston, new york city, watch out for windy weather as we go through a good portion of the day today. keep that in mind. san francisco, could see delays due to fog. robin. >> thank you. a teenager suspected of stealing a plane, then robbing a grocery store. it's not the first time police have been on his trail. the bizarre calling card he leaves behind at every crime scene. stole a plane? excitement is running high for the winter olympics. they kick off tonight. they are expected to be the biggest winter games ever. how so, rafer? >> a lot of this. >> money spent. >> money, money, money spent. wait until you hear how excited. this one snow border sums it up perfectly. we are talking $120 million on these games. will the games itself match the hype? we'll see. either way, the torch arrived in
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vancouver after it left greece in october. carry carried by 12,000 different people before it got there. i hope they used hand sanitizer. who is the final bearer. some say it's wayne gretzky. snowboarding is expected to be a big draw. the canadian and u.s. teams developed a big rivalry. they described what it's like being there. >> try to imagine pegasus mating with a unicorn and the creature that they birth, i somehow tame it and ride it into the sky and clouds in sunshine and rainbows. that's what it feels like. >> where in the world did he get that? >> here comes the antidoping agency for a test for him. i'm kidding, i love that guy. throwing his team under the bus for losing super bowl xliv.
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special teams are to blame. that helped mount their comeback. i don't doubt he's disappointed, but congratulate the saints. don't put your team down. they are already hurting. >> they made it further than all the other teams, except the saints. roy williams is apologize ing for comparing the disappointing season to the catastrophe in haiti. he released a statement saying he's not equating the tragedy with basketball that the people of haiti are suffering. we are just playing a game. that's a look at sports. all right. thank you. i'm not a coach. i'm just thinking it doesn't help to put your team down. >> i agree. just in time for the most romantic weekend of the year, "van entine's" day is out. it's got julia roberts, e than
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hawk. it follows people through the holiday that celebrates love. >> good evening, sir. ma'am, would you like the four course sweetheart's menu or eternal love. >> slow down. is there a one course, only been dating for two weeks but it looks promising option? i'm kidding. >> i realize that, sir. i'll come back when you are serious. >> huh? critics are comparing it to "love actually." "the new york times" says it isn't the "titanic" of romantic comedies, but it is a disaster. ouch. some of the stories we are looking at, at 9:30 a.m., family members of the flight 3407 that crashed in buffalo will mark the one-year anniversary today. they will walk the ten miles from the crash sight to the airport.
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california governor arnold schwarzenegger is going to carry the torch through the park about 10:00 a.m. eastern. the chicago auto shows open their doors at 11:00 eastern, 10:00 a.m. central. how well do you know your valentine? we are taking it into reality. ♪ love and marriage $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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good morning. it's friday. and it's, again, one of our big stories is about the snow. not for who you might think. morning, sunshine, i'm robin meade. this is the big story. former president, bill clinton is in the hospital recovering from heart surgery. you won't believe what he did on his way to the operating room, though. then -- >> we gonna be wrapping pipes and letting a little water drip so it won't freeze up. >> a nasty wint ore storm is hitting the deep south. we are going to tell you how it's going to affect your weekend flights or weekend
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travel. angelina jolie is in haiti. everyone is asking, will she adopt? we have her answer. first, the big story, former president, bill clinton, could be home today after his heart surgery. yesterday, surgeons put in two stints. we're told clinton was on a c conference call in haiti as he was being wheeled into the room. president obama called him to wish him well. there's no evidence he had a heart attack and his prognosis is excellent. goal of the treatment and i think it will be achieved is for president clinton to resume his very active lifestyle. this was not a result of either his lifestyle or his diet, which have been excellent. he's exercised regularly. he's in excellent condition. >> he had a quadruple by pass in
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2004. we have why they had to go in, again. >> once you under go surgery doesn't mean you are prone to future blockages in native arteries or the arteries of the new graphs put in at the time of surgery. they can develop disease some years after the initial surgery. now, clinton's wife, secretary of state, hillary clinton and his daughter chelsea were with him last night. he's traveled to switsland and haiti twice. the south is joining the miserable weather wake up club. the storm is spreading snow, sleet, ice and rain from texas to georgia. now, the national weather service says dallas got more than 11 inches of snow yet. it's the most ever for that city in a single day. in southeastern alabama, trucks are lining up and getting ready for the icy roads today. >> if you are at a place where
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there's city workers or government workers or public workers or police telling you not to go, there's a reason for it. avoid those areas. it's iced over or zenlts. the weather could be making mess of your travel plans. delta cancelled 800 flights at the international airport you are seeing there live. i see nothing going on. do you? airtran cancelled 32 flights. it's very quiet. they could get as much as five inches of snow today. live pictures from alabama. they are getting snow. this is birmingham. we are keeping on eye on the storm as it developed. bonnie is in for bob. you are talking about the heart of the south here. >> the deep heart of the south, robin. i'm talking places as far south as mobile and pensacola. we are along the gulf coast talking about snow. so unusual. these winter storm warnings in e
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effect now. some go into effect for atlanta. we are looking at the wintery weather ramping up throughout the morning. the record breaking snow stopped falling in texas. 11.2 inches in dallas. it shattered a record of 1.25 inch back in 1888. quite a difference. dallas has not seen snowfall like that in over a century. i'm going to show you the snow we are expecting. it's affecting a huge travel area. i'll have more coming up. >> one piece of trivia here that you can test your co-workers with today. how many states have snow on the ground this morning? they were talking about this in the make up room. 48 states. only florida and hawaii don't have snow on the the ground. florida is about to change that. yeah. it's fascinating to me. all right, the ten americans held in haiti could be released
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as soon as monday. a judge could rule on bail for them. even if he grants bail, they could be required to stay in haiti while the case proceeds. the group's pastor says he hopes they will be allowed to come home. >> we hope and pray that in the coming hours, we will receive the news we waited for. until then, we watch for your stories and scurry to the telephone when it rings. perhaps the next news conference will have the news we have waited for. let's get our people home. today marks one once since the earthquake hit port-au-prince. more than 212,000 people died in the earthquake. new this morning, astronauts from the space shuttle "endeavour" finished their first space walk. two crew members worked for 6.5 hours to attach an italian
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section. there are two more space walks to go. look at this cool piece of video here. one is going to add a bay window to the space station. rie rie congressman patrick kennedy will not seek re-election. his life is taking a new turn. eight terms in congress were enough. he promised to keep battling for people with depression. he's the youngest child of the late senator edward kennedy. a snowball fight in a schoolyard turned into a brawl. look at this video out of dallas, at a dallas high school here. a news crew caught it on tape happening. it went on for oobt an hour. school security was nowhere in sight. one student was so badly injured he was taken to the hospital. >> it started friendly. people started messing around, throwing gang signs and stuff.
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>> we were concerned several staff members didn't show up today. obviously, it was part of the catalyst for this taking place. there wasn't enough supervision. >> 50 staff members stayed home because of the snow there. i can understand wanting to have sn snowball fights. this is dallas. unfortunately, it turned into a little bit of violence there. okay, so places like dallas saw the snow yesterday. the the southern snowstorm is moving eastward now. so, now places like oh, gosh, birmingham, atlanta, are in for snow that they would never see. hi, bonnie. >> hi, robin. central parrishes in louisiana as well. you don't see snow in the south that you have to shovel out. this is the day we are going to see it. get ready. it's on the way. if it's not falling where you are, it's coming. here is i-55 south of memphis. rain into new orleans.
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the temperatures are dramatic. we have 60 degrees along the gulf coast. toward north on i-55 in northern mississippi, the temperatures are in the 30s. that's part of the reason, it's part of the di- unanimousics to create the huge winter storm system in the deep heart of the south. low pressure over the gulf of mexico is churning and pulling in the moisture and pulling up the warmer air as well and pulling down the colder air as far south as texas, louisiana, alabama and georgia. i want to show a live picture of birmingham. yes, it's snowing there right now. it looks like it's blowing sideways, too. big, fluffy flakes falling. they won't see a lot of accumulation. possibly several inches of snow south of the airport in the atlanta area. we head to south carolina and it's more measurable as well. snow and sleet could mix in at times in cities like new orleans. we are looking at the temperatures dropping this
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morning. the winter weather advisory expires at 9:00, then a new one for atlanta. cloud coverage and cold temperatures. for those looking to shovel out? washington and philadelphia, it's cold. the temperature in new york is 27. 29 in washington. there's a strong wind, not as strong as it's been, but the windchill factor makes it feel like 19 in washington. boston, the winds are stronger. further north, they are stronger. we'll see a more brutal windchill factor in boston at this hour. temperatures are mild across southern florida in the 50s and 70s. it's cold and the snow will stick. one of the concerns for tomorrow is the black ice that will form. if we get a slight dusting of snow, temperatures will drop below freezing tonight. be careful out there tonight and tomorrow. >> the sad thing is there's no way to prep for it. you cannot see it and there's no way to drive on it.
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if you are on it, it's like hold tight. >> thank you. we are learning toyota may have had problems with accelerators for awhile. how investigators may have helped the company. a basketball player who has a paralyzed arm is on the starting team. hear his secret to success.
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today's salute is from vickie. aaron served in iraq in 2004 and 2005 and left a month ago to serve in afghanistan. he's the best brother ever and everybody at home misses him. maybe you have somebody in the service you admire. go to cnn.com/robin to salute them. britt irk fashion designer alexander mcqueen has died. the death is not treated as suspicious. he was found dead in his home
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yesterday. a day before his death, lady gaga and cindy lauper talked about how he's influenced them. >> i love alexander mcqueen. i'm a huge alexander mcqueen fan. he, for me, is like the ultimate of all the designers. he's so -- he's on his own planet. >> yeah. >> he doesn't need to respond to trends or what anyone else is doing. it's so pure and from within. >> what does lady gaga have on. he was known as the hooligan of english fashion. his styles could be over the top or toned down. always dramatic enough for the red carpet. former south african president made a rare appearance. he was honored in the par
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parliament. the former freedom fighter is a living symbol for the struggle of their system. he spent 27 years in prison. in 1994, mandela became the country's first black president. the barefoot bandit may have struck, again. >> i thought it was a prank by somebody or whatever. it turns out, we were broken into. police say the teenage suspect is suspected of robbing a store and stealing a plane. new for you in about ten minutes. how he left a calling card to possibly taunt police. jen is off today. two former government regulators working for toyota helped end at least four investigations in the sudden acceleration, according to bloomburg news. they worked with the government to cover the scope of the investigations that were dropped. they responded their actions
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have been consistent with our efforts to maintain the standards. safety is our cig lar priority. this month's blizzard could mean job losses. up to 150,000 jobs. the snow has prevent add lot of people getting to work. as a result of that, many people will have to file for unemployment benefits temporarily. google is expanding the use of search terms you type in to give you targeted ads. they will be tied to things you searched for hours ago. previously, they were tied to the most recent thing you searched for. google says not to worry. it does not keep track of who did the search. 15 minutes past the hour. i think your head is going to spin around when i tell you that 800 more flights have been cancelled for delta in and out of atlanta's airport. >> people stuck in washington
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trying to get to atlanta. now, you can't get to atlanta. people have weekend get aways planned. let's see what's going on now. we have thousands of planes in the air. west coast looks good. there's fog in san francisco. here's a look at the airport delays for today. we are anticipating delays across the northeast due to wind in boston, 30 minutes or more. the big news is the snow. it's tapered off in dallas. the snow has not tapered off across the gulf coast. mo automobile, alabama delays. atlanta, georgia, look iing for snow here throughout much of the day today. birmingham, alabama, rain and snow. big, fluffy flakes falling from the sky at this time. san francisco, early fog could cause problems. so far, so good. no delays reported. s well, the numbers are in from the super bowl. one of the smer shls is the most
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seen tv ad of all time. plus, that's no cat the firefighters are getting out of a tree. that's a woman. ♪ boom boom boom ♪ gotta get that boom boom boom ♪
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i'm rafer wig l with sports. lindsey vonn says her hurt leg will not keep her out of the winter olympics. this is great news for the american team. she's called the michael phelps of the winter games.
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the bruised shin threaten ed to keep her out while intense treatment with laser therapy and cheese therapy. she had a successful practice run, says she's good to go. bad weather could push her first race sunday. that could be good news. the olympic torch arrived after it left greece in october. the opening ceremony is the first ever indoor ceremony. arnold schwarzenegger is one of the final bearers of the day. who will be the final one? more on that later on. the numbers are in. this ad was the most watched commercial during the super bowl. >> snuck these out of tim's locker. wh what's the big deal. >> i love this. this is when the guy gets it in the neck by the dorito. 116 million people saw it. done by amateurs as part of a
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contest. it was pretty funny. is least watched one, the one that got the most media attention. tim te bow's ad came in last place, according to nealson. now, it's time to leave you with the true champion high school basketball player. he plays in spite of his right arm being paralyzed from a childhood accident. get this, in his first year, he's in the starting line up because of his defense and energy. >> when i dribble, i sometimes do, like moves with my hands try and deceive them or to do a lay up, i keep the ball against me. >> he knows what his limitations are and plays to his strengths. >> he's a softmore. >> i'm so glad for him. he's inspirational. this just in, former president, bill clinton left the
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hospital this morning. yesterday, doctors did a proceed your on him to restore blood foreclosure in an artery. a former friend confirmed to cnn that former president, bill clinton, left the hospital after getting that procedure done. doctors were pointing out, he did not have a heart attack. they were saying he had discomfort in the chest and they were working on that. he's out of the hospital. that was fast. firefighters rescued a woman, a woman, stuck in a tree. she's perched 40 feet in a tree on a city street outside of l.a. rescuers used a ladder truck to get down. it's not clear why she was there. police think she may have been upset over some personal issues. new york's governor is battling rumors of sex and drugs and blaming a new york times article that hasn't published.
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about ten minutes ago, we learned former president, bill clinton is out of the hospital after having heart surgery. he's said to be in good spirits. doctors say he did not have a heart attack, but they put in two stints to help blood get to his heart. it's new this morning. travelers are in for a nightmare today because of the weather in the south. airtran cancelled 32 flights. atlanta could get as much as
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five inches of snow today. the snow is covering a number of southern states. while you were sleeping, ast newts on the space shuttle "endeavour" finished a space walk. it was the first time-out in space for one of them. later, they will install a bay window on the space station. a cool piece of tape there, isn't it? >> good morning. everybody friday looks good on you. yes, it does. i'm robin meade. here is what's going on. southern states that missed other winter storms are getting ready for their own pounding. county officials in georgia are buying salt to clear the roads. one community south of atlanta has only two trucks to do the job. some of the drivers are concerned. >> two plows won't get it done. it will not get it. no way. no way. if they don't get some help, we will be shut down. >> well, bonnie is going to have the latest. she's in for bob this morning
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with the forecast. the snowstorm hitting the deep south in just a minute here. a single mom avoided possible court-martial for refusing to deploy to afghanistan. she backed out of her tour of duty because her child care plans fell through. the army believes she never intended to deploy. yesterday, military officials decided to drop the criminal charges. she was discharged and stripped of veteran's benefits. she's happy to move on. new york's governor as rumors of sex and drugs are a lie. he's battling speculation about a suspected new york time's article. there's theorys about what's in the article. he tells larry king they should public the article or put the rumors to rest. >> you know something, larry, i won't kid you. i think i have thought about who might be after me. for me to speculate about it
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would be as wrong as the speck laces made about me. i can't move it, i don't know who it is. maybe those in the media might check their shouses and investigate why they are saying what they are saying. until that time, i'm not going to commit the same act that is injured me. >> well, "the new york times" says we didn't start the rumors about the governor and we haven't trafficked in those rumors. we are not responsible for what other news organizations are reporting. it's not coming from the "times." actress angelina jolie is visiting haiti. she and boyfriend have adopted three children of three different countries. this is not the focus of her trip to haiti. >> there's been a lot of speculation as to whether you will adopt from haiti. obviously, you are saying not now. will you? is that something you are looking at? >> i'm always open to children
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around the world, we are that kind of family. brad and i talk about that. it's not what we are focusing on at this time. we are here to see how we can help protect the children in country and scale up the needs here. today marks one month since the devastating earthquake hit port-au-prince. this is a national day of mourning in haiti. haitian officials say more than 212,000 people died in the earthquake. a huge winter storm is hitting the heart of the south. it's already started this morning. bonnie is in for bob. we are amazed. i think you will be too, when we name off the cities that stand to get snow flakes or worst today. cities like new orleans, pensacola. >> mobile, alabama. it's hard to believe. we are going to see snow as far south as the gulf coast. it may mix with rain, but the
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warn ks are widespread echk into tonight. they go to the carolinas. charleston may see snow showers mixed with rain. the heaviest, so far, dallas, texas. 11.2 inches. just to give you a perspective, it shattered a record back in 1888, for that same date, that record were 1.25. right now, we are seeing heavy thunderstorms along i-10 and to the north and memphis, snow. jackson, mississippi, it's snowing. mississippi doesn't get a lot of snow. alabama, the temperature is 34 degrees. on the gulf coast, it's in the 60s. the temperature drops because the cold air is coming in. when you have low pressure in the gulf of mexico, it's tapping into warm, moist conditions in the gulf. it's also pulling down a strong arctic air mass that modified as it comes southward. it's cold and cold enough to
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keep the snow at the surface. we are going to see snow on the ground in columbus, mississippi. here, in atlanta, georgia, we are expecting snow. imagine if you drew a line through here, jackson, birmingham, alabama, that's i-20. itis a major thoroughfare. it's where we are will see the strongest snowfall totals. to the south, i-20, it's mixing more. here is the atlantic catching a break. no snow hitting washington, d.c., today. 29 in d.c. now. only warming up to the mid-30s. m minimal melting. the windchill making it feel colder. the problem is, a lot of the shoveling and anything you do today and tonight will refreeze and not warm up much for today or tomorrow. >> all week the weather has been the lead story. >> yeah, it's been very extreme. >> thank you very much. now, i don't know if the weather is going to allow you do
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get out and buy something, but sunday is valentine's day. millionaire match maker tells hln's joy behar, don't give up, just be realistic. >> we had a conversation on this show the other day about is it better to settle for a prings or a frog. if the frog doesn't have money and he's not perfect, but he's charming and fun, should you go through or hold out for the guy who is perfect? >> i think you need to go in the middle. i saw the episode and i know the woman who wrote the book. i think it's depressing. get realistic. two steps up, two steps up. >> that your tip? >> yeah. find your best friend. at the end of the day, all you have is friendship and maybe a little lust. >> look for humor. it's hard to be mad if you are laughing at each other. millionaire match maker,
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somebody is look iing for the millions. joy behar will talk with jackie collins. it's 9:00 p.m. eastern. this could spell new trouble for toyota. prius owners say cruise control problems sent them on dangerous and wild rides. bag'er up. what it takes to be the best grocery bagger in the country.
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♪ morning on this friday. there may have been a break in the death of 7-year-old florida girl, somer thompson. local media report feds busted gerald harold in florida for having child porn on his
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computer. he may be connected to the thompson case. yesterday, florida police searched for more evidence at his florida home, near where he was last seen and had his old neighbors talking. >> i never really stopped and talked to him. they are not a family you notice. >> no, i don't know him. but, i know that they left mighty quickly. >> reporter: after this happened? >> after this happened. >> police would not say how he might be connected to the thompson case. it's an ongoing investigation. you may remember thompson vanished last october on her way from school in florida and her body was found in a landfill two days later. investigators have not said how she died. paper or plastic? grocery baggers we haven't head to head to find the best bagger. judges judged them on speed, weight distribution, style and attitude. tude. >> it's special.
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a lot come from small hometowns to come here on a national stage and be in front of a crowd like this is special to them. we appreciate them. >> the the winner got 10,000 bucks. you know what, some of you are saying the cruise control is causing your toyota prius cars to rapidly accelerate. barbara says her husband could not get their cruise control to shut off on their prius as it suddenly accelerated. he was later able to stop putting the car into neutral. toyota is not aware of the problems. more trouble for the mado s madoffs. they are going after bernie's brother and sons for tax fraud. madoff is serving a 150 year prison sentence for his mull pi billion dollar ponzi scheme.
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all thi deny knowledge of the fraud. good news if you are buying a home. mortgage rates are below 5%. the home prices are down, too. the median home price is $173,000. the tsa is arming thousands of workers for the war on terror, but not with weapons. what with, then? somebody stole a bunch of san francisco landmarks made out of legos. ♪
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good morning. i know the last thing you want to do is walk outside, try to dig around in the snow and find the newspaper. we did it for you. usa today says the tsa plans to arm 10,000 workers with classified info. managers, supervisors and behavior detection officers will get intel to help them stop terrorists. from if chicago tribune. the pitch man is in hot water with a federal judge. the ftc says he's selling bogus stuff. he started an e-mail campaign
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against the presiding judge. the judge's inbox was slammed with messages. he's in contempt and could go behind bars. broadway and times square is closed to vehicles is permanent. it cut down on injuries and businesses and the tourists liked it. it's a quick check of the headlines in the newspapers. the big headline today is the weather. the deep south is getting hit. it's a pain in the neck. >> yes, amongst other places, you are right. >> atlanta, the big hub getting hit today. it will have a trickle down effect. many people trying to get back from washington, d.c., or baltimore or philadelphia. atlanta, lots of cancellations already. we have heard that from airtran and delta.
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delays will be len thit. play -- san francisco, some delays are possible due to fog. we may see delays during the day for cloud coverage. overall, the west coast is looking better than the east coast. we are monitoring the storm. i'll have an update at the top of the hour. >> we are busy with it. our viewers are as well. if you get chocolate from your valentine, don't feel guilty about endulging. new research on how chocolate may be good for you. perfect timing there. the excitement is running high for the winter olympics. they kick off tonight. they are expected to be the biggest winter games ever. how so? >> money, money, money, money. talking about like $120 million that's all on the games. i know, a lot of people are like what, the recession and you're spepding $120 million on the games?
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we'll see. the excitement is very high. the torch. you love following the torch. it arrived in vancouver of leaving greechlts who is going to be the final bearer. they keep it a secret. rumors are, it's a canadian hockey legend wayne gretzky. it should. snowboarding is expected to be a big draw. canada and the u.s. have developed a huge rivalry, talking a lot of smack. graham described what it was like being there perfectly. >> try to imagine pegasus mating with a unicorn and the creature that they birth, i somehow tame it and ride it into the sky in the clouds and sunshine and r n rainbows. that's what it feels like. >> can i just say, the snow borders are a different breed,
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aren't they? >> they are. >> they are like dude. >> there's a stero type. i love that guy. the president of the indianapolis colts is throwing his team under the bus telling nfl.com specifically special teams in the offensive line are to blame. the saints recovered a kick and helped them mount their comeback. i don't doubt you are disappointed. congratulate the saints. your team feels terrible as it is. >> they made it to the super bowl. tiger woods has a new video game coming out. the tag on the game, never play alone. has a few snickering on the blogs fooer. >> no. oh. yeah, bad timing on that.
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hello, thank you. all right. you know, in this tough economy, we could all use a money coach. hln money man clark howard listens to wayne's story and you'll hear the him. >> hi, i'm wayne, and i need a money coach. i'm being forced to withdraw money from the 401(k) based upon the current laws. i'm looking for some place where i can take the money. ideally it would be some place where i can put it, should something happen to me or my wife the rest of the family can gain access to it. what i don't want to have happen is invest it in something that is not secure. clark seems to be high on these roth iras. i don't know whether i can get into that. my question is i am being forced to take disbursements from my 401(k). where can i invest this money safely, securely and gain the best interest in the current economy. >> wayne, you already took the
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words right out of my mouth. you said i'm high on the roth accounts. that is absolutely the answer. if you convert to a roth account, your 401(k) money can go directly into a roth you'll have to pay tax on that money this year or you can split it between tax years 2011 and 2012. you do that, then no withdrawals have to be made moving forward. just remember, you have to have the money to pay the tax. all right, as the special thing works this year and this year only, regardless of income you're allowed to take money from an ira or a 401(k) and convert it into a roth. now remember, you'll have a big tax bill. as long as you can handle that you're really going to smile down the road that you did the conversion. >> so you can see why clark can teach you to save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. catch him saturdays and sundays on hln.
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friday looks really good on you.ks never mind the jammeh, right? you still look good on friday. i'm robin meade, good morning, sunshine, here's what's going on. former president bill clinton is out of the hospital recovering from heart surgery. he had surgery and you won't believe what he did on his way to the operating room. >> it was a turn for a nasty, wintry mess. we'll tell you how that will affect your flights this weekend. hundreds are already canceled. you've seen the cars lined up at your child's school when they get out of class. one school has a program that does more than just free of traffic.
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kind of innovative. former president bill clinton is heading home right now after his heart surgery. yesterday surgeons put in two stents. get this, we are told clinton was on a conference call about haiti as he was being wheeled into the operating room. wow! clinton's wife secretary of state hillary clinton and their daughter chelsea were with him last night. the doctors say there's no evidence that he had a heart attack and that his prognosis is excellent. the goal of the treatment, and i think it will be achieved is for president clinton to resume his very active lifestyle. there was not a result of either his lifestyle or his diet which had been excellent. he exercises regularly and he's in excellent condition. >> clinton had a quadruple bypass in 2004. dr. sanjay gupta explained what doctors did this time around. >> basically, you have a tube and it has a blockage in it, you
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put a stent into the tube and sort of open that tube back up and allow blood to get through again. once that blood is getting through. in most cases the chest pain goes away because they're now getting oxygenated blood to the heart. in many ways it's basic plumbing. >> i like the way he put that, basic plumbing. president obama called president clinton to wish him well. the south is getting his turn at winter misery and this is not an area used to seeing this kind of stuff. it's making a mess of a lot of travel plans. a live look at atlanta. do you see any flights going out? me neither. delta has canceled 800 flights into and out of this airport. some people traying to fly out of atlanta have been left stranded. the city could get as much as five inches of snow today, which is a lot in the south where you don't have salt trucks. the storm is spred spreading snow, sleet and ice from texas to georgia. the national weather service says dallas got more than 11
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inches of snow yesterday. that is the most ever for a city in a single day ore that city in a single day. we're keeping an eye on that storm as it develops right now. bonnie schniert is in for bob. it's in the heart of the deep south and places that you would never fathom. >> i checked the observations for places like meridian, mississippi,al exandrin ri a louisiana, places that i have saided in my broadcasting career and i was curious, is it actually snowing there? we have snow falling and winter storm warnings in effect. there's a winter storm warning in macon, georgia. this red line right through this region along i-20. that's where the most measurable snow will be. it's interesting that the snow will be heavier south of atlanta than in the city itself where it's further north. that's because the moisture is catching up through the cold air right through here and notice these advisories go all of the way to the carolinas and they'll be sticking around into tomorrow even into the morning. so this will be a messy storm.
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i'll have more on what you can expect today and into tomorrow in a bit. >> it's a big day weather wise again. >> the ten americans being held in haiti on child kidnapping charges could be released as soon as monday. that is when a judge could rule on bail for them. even if he grants bail the group could be required to stay in haiti. back in idaho, the past orsz he hopes they will be allowed home. >> now we wait and pray that in the coming hours we will receive the news we've waited for. until then we watch for your stories and we scurry to the telephone each time it rings. perhaps our next press conference will have the news we've all waited for each day this week. let's get our people home and let's do it soon. >> today marks one month since the devastating earthquake hit port-au-prince. this is a national day of mourning in haiti. haitian officials say more than 212,000 people have died in the earthquake. patrick kennedy says he will
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not seek re-election. kennedy says that his life is taking a new turn and that eight terms in congress are enough. he promised to keep fighting for people battling depression and addiction. he took up those causes after publicly admitting his own struggle with depression. he is the youngest child of the late senator edward kennedy. there may be a break in the break of florida girl summer thompson. the feds have the busted jared herald for allegedly having child porn on his computer. authorities say he may be connected to the thompson case. yesterday florida police searched for more evidence at his former home near where thompson was last seen. former judge larry seidlin talked to jane velez-mitchell. >> the police think he's the killer. this is the fbi looking at this case. it's one of the best police departments in the world. they don't mess around, the fbi. they dot all their is and cross all their ts. they put $1 million bond on, the
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signal to the judge, hey, we think this is the guy that killed our little girl, and they don't want to charge him yet with the murder because a speedy trial begins to run. they want to line up all their reductions the fbi, and that's what they're going to do. >> well, investigators will not say how herald might be connected to the thompson case because it is an ongoing investigation. >> you may remember thompson vanished last october on her way to school in florida and her body was found in a landfill two days later and investigators have not said how she died. if you get chocolates for valentine's day, it it may be a healthy treat. oh, sure! researchers found people who ate a chocolate bar a week were 22% less likely to have a stroke than those who had no chocolate at all and it lowers your risk of death after a stroke, but obviously, the study's auth oor says more investigation is
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needed. how convenient that it would come right before you're supposed to get a big box of chocolates for valentine's day. you may end up having to make a homemade card for valentine's day for your sweetie. something like this. if you live in an area in the south getting hit by snow or an area of the north that hasn't dug out yet. hi, bonnie schneider in for bob. >> in louisiana, if you're in new orleans right now you're getting wet conditions, just rain, but if you head further to the west you will encounter some sleet and even some snow mixing in with that towards baton rouge, for example. so changing conditions, changing temperatures. very warm conditions right here along the gulf coast, but remember as low pressure worksst way to the east it's going to do two things. one, pull in the moisture from the gulf of mexico which is warm, moist air and pull down colder air so the changeover is rapid. we'll be looking at sudden bursts of snowfall on i-20, for example, in alabama, in georgia that may come at rates at one
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inch per hour, and a lot of snow fell in dallas, texas. the record shattered. we have a live picture of dallas to show you, 11.2 inches of snow on the ground. this is what it looks like. we could be looking at chicago. you can see the roads still have plenty of sheen out there. a lot of black ice out there and very dangerous to be driving. i would say stay inside if you can. across the south today, it's a holiday weekend and a lot of people plan on traveling. notice as we go the next 48 hours and it extends all of the way into the carolinas, into colombia south carolina, we'll see measurable snow and maybe even a few inches that holds true for parts of georgia and in macon, a winter storm warning continues. where we have heavy snow and maybe people in the mid atlantic, a few inches is so bad, but not when you don't have salt trucks and snowplows to remove it. there are a couple feet of snow on the ground in the mid atlantic. today, not much of a warm-up. right now this morning,
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temperatures in washington, 29 degrees, in new york city it's 27. the windchill factor will make you feel colder. so if you're up early this morning to shovel some snow, bundle up, it's really going to be cold out there and even though temperatures today will climb into the mid-30s, so that's above freezing, what will happen tonight is we'll see low temperatures drop down back into the 20s. so that will cool things back down, robin. we'll see whatever melts today refreeze, and i'm not just talking about the mid atlantic. we're down to 24 tonight. so whatever is left over on the road that wasn't treated will be icy. >> my goodness. okay, all right. the winter storm system for the deep south. we're learning toyota may have had problems with accelerators for a while. how federal investigators may have helped the company with four investigations. also, a look inside the journal of a kidnapped girl. how she hoped for freedom and pledged to protect her kidnapper.
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>> today our salute to the troops is from vicky ellis to her baby brother, army sergeant aaron r. plumly. aaron served in iraq in 2004 and 2005 and he left a month ago to work in afghanistan. vicki says aaron is the best brother ever and everyone at home misses him. maybe you have someone in the service you love and admire. go to cnn.com/robin. we just got portions of jaycee dugard's journal. she was held captive for 18 years by philip and nancy garrido. dugard wrote i got a cat for my birthday from phil and nancy. they did something for me that
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no one else would do for me, they paid $200 dollar for me. how can i ever tell him i want to be free. free to cohave a family. dugard was 11 when she disappeared. jen is off so i've got your money news today. two former government regulators working for toyota helped end at least four investigations into sudden acceleration. that's according to bloomberg news, anyway. the men reportedly worked with the government to limit the scope of those investigations which were eventually dropped. toyota responded, their actions have been consist went our efforts to maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. the government says safety is its singular priority. you know, this month's blizzards could mean job losses. up to 150,000 jobs. the snow on the eastern seaboard has prevented a lot of people
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from going to work and a lot of those people will have to file unemployment temporarily. did you meet your valentine at work or no? ♪ let's get it on >> because four out of ten people -- yes! they met them at work. aye according to a new career builder, a third went on to marry a person they met at work. how about dating the boss? 30% of the women say they've dated someone higher up compared to 19% of the men. ♪ >> you can facebook us on whether you met your honey at work or not. ooh, that would be a good story. go to cnn.com/robin and hit the contact us button or the facebook page. it is going to be a nasty day to be flying today, and how a big storm is affecting the flights and a friendly snow bawl fight turned into a real fight and it's caught on tape.
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while you were sleeping, astronauts from the space shuttle endevour finished their first space walk of the mission. two crew members worked for six
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and a half hours to install a new italian built section of the international space station. it was one of the astronauts first space walks. there are two more space walks to go and one will add a bay window to the space station. a snowball fight in a school yard quickly turned into a real brawl. take a look at this dallas high school. a news crew caught it on tape. they said it went on for about an hour. an hour. school security was nowhere in sight. one student was so badly injured he was taken to the hospital. >> they started something friendly and people get ignorant and started messing around throwing gang signs and stuff. >> we're concerned several staff members didn't show up today which obviously was part of the catalyst for this taking place. there wasn't enough supervision for the students. >> 50 staff members stayed home because of the heavy snowfall. the man who invented the frisbee has died. fred morrison got the i.d.e.a. from tossing around the lid to a popcorn tin in his backyard. he created a plastic version in
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1948 and sold the rights to whammo in 1957. he never got rich off the idea. morrison died of lung cancer tuesday at his home in utah at the age of 90. the olympics start tonight and with that team usa got some good news. skiing star lindsey vonn will race. >> this is a big star and they're hoping a lot of people will tune in to watch. vonn has been called the michael phelps of the winter games? is that too far? we shall see. her buzed shin hampered her. after intense treatment including laser therapy and cheese therapy. >> say what? >> cheese therapy. you wrap your leg in austrian kurd cheese. it's the first i've heard of it as well and she hit the slopes for a practice run and says she's good to go. sunday is supposed to be her first run, but bad weather could push that which would give her
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more time to recover and more good news. the olympic torch arrived in vancouver on thursday. there it is. the opening ceremony is going to be the first-ever indoor ceremony tonight. indoors. >> do they mean for it to be indoors or is the weather bad? >> no. they planned for it. 55,000 people will pack for it and arnold schwarzenegger will be there. >> they couldn't do far better in olympics. he's not canadian. >> i'm with wow. >> the doritos ad was most watched during the super bowl. >> what's the big deal? >> no, this is bad, tim loves doritos. >> so? who doesn't? >> then what happens is tim throws the doritos like the morningstar. nielsen says because we were in the fourth quarter over 116 million people saw it. regular folks did this ad.
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that's cool. meanwhile, the least watched, the one that got the most attention from us, the media. tim tebow's focus on the family ad came in last in the viewership according to nielsen. number 73, on 6:30 eastern. >> now it is time for our true champion, high school basketball player who plays in spite of his right arm being paralyzed from a childhood accident and get this, in his first year of playing ball he's cracked the starting lineup because of his defensive energy. >> when i dribble i sometimes do, like, moves with my hands or i do a layup, i have to keep the ball against me. >> he knows what his limitations are and he plays to his strengths. >> i love that. that's a look at sports. >> okay. thank you very much. you know, you have a lot of time to sit and watch tv if you're at the airports. i'm just not sure how we'll get
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caught up in one day with a new storm hitting the south. hi there, bonnie. >> hi, robin. earlier this week we had other folks affected by nasty weather like washington, d.c. and baltimore. today atlanta will be hit hard and that's a major hub for travel. so let's talk about the delays you're anticipating. many cities are affected. thousands of planes up in the air no problem and many will be canceled today in the southeast due to inclement weather. delays din boston due to wind. dallas has snow on the ground, 11 inches. look for delays there as they clear it off the runways. mobile, alabama, has rain and snow in the forecast. snow is in the forecast for sure there and pensacola, which only usually gets a trace of snow a year has snow in the forecast. so there's an hour delay possible. birmingham and all of these places will likely see cancellations if you have a regional flight in the southeast. so be prepared for the slowdowns today, robin. i'll have more at 8:30 on the
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winter storm affecting so many places across the southeast and we'll do a wrap-up on the winter storm in the northeast. >> it's freak out time. i want to try to drive. new york's governor is battling rumors of sex and drugs and he's blaming a new york times article that's not even out.
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clinton is out of the hospital this morning after having heart surgery. he is said to be in good spirits. the doctors say that he did not have a heart attack, but they did put in two stents to help his blood flow get to his heart or help blood get to it. they say that his prognosis is excellent. he's out of the hospital this morning. travelers, you are in for a nightmare today. i hate to say it, but there is a winter storm now in the south. some have been left stranded after delta air lines has canceled 800 flights into and out of atlanta. the city could get five inches of snow today.
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police say that the death of british fashion designer alexander mcqueen is not being treated as suspicious. media reports say it appears he committed suicide. the 40-year-old was found in his home in london yesterday. mcqueen was known as the hooligan of english fashion whose work influenced a whole generation of designers. good morning. at least i can tell you that it is friday and it's been a long week, i'll bet, especially if you've been snowed in for the entire week. i'm robin meade. welcome. can you believe who is getting the snow now? southern states that missed this week's winter storms are getting ready for their own snowstorm. county officials in georgia, for example, are buying salt and getting salt and gravel trucks ready to clear the roads there. one community south of atlanta has two trucks to do the job and yeah, some of the drivers are concerned. >> two plows. that was not good. no way. no way. if they don't get some help we'll be shut down.
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>> bonnie schneider is in for bob this morning and she will have the latest on this forecast. a big winter storm in the heart of the deep south in just a few minutes here. police in seattle are increasing patrols in a transit tunnel where a violent attack happened. you may remember this story. a teen was punched, robbed and stopped. two unarmed security guards there were and one appears to try to intervene at one point and not physically. the officers are instructed not to get involved in violent confrontations and they did call 911. he couldn't believe no one stepped in. >> what do you make of this here? don't you override this policy just to do something, hold somebody back, something to save this girl from that beatdown? >> think if you're human. >> right. >> this idea that there's a policy. i try not to monday morning quarterback especially with police officer and securities, these things happen fast. this is sickening. this is absolutely sickening.
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i would like to think that a lot of people who were not security guards would have jumped in on this and stopped it. the policy aside, its inexcusable. >> four people have been charged in that attack and three of them grabbed the girl's purse, cell phone and ipod during that fight. get the latest on any developments on that story with "prime news" with mike galanos at 5:00 p.m. eastern on hln. are you on time at 33 minutes past the hour? i do hope so. new york's governor says somebody seems to be out to get him. governor david patterson has been battling speculation about an expected "new york times" article. there have been allegations that that article includes -- they should either publish the article or put the rumors to rest. >> do you think it's some sort of plot conspiracy against you, a group, a person -- what? >> larry -- >> what do you think? what goes through your mind. i won't name names, but is
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somebody after you? >> well, clearly, somebody is. three different media outlets were contacted in the first quarter of the super bowl and they called us before the first quarter could end to confirm that the governor's resigning over a scandal. and there was no such conversation about resigning because none of this is true. it's a flat-out lie. >> "the new york times"s we did not start the rumors about the governor and we have not trafficked on that rumor. obviously, we are not responsible for what other news organizations are reporting. it is not coming from the times. let me give you a list of some of the cities that are expected to see snow today. cities that you would never think of. new orleans, birmingham, atlanta, pensacola, florida? who else, bonnie schneider, in for bob. >> mobile, alexandria, louisiana. a lot of these places that you would never see snow are under
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winter storm warnings. first off, this weather is brought to you by red lobster. they stretch all of the way from texas to the carolinas and a couple of other cities i want to mention. charleston, south carolina. you don't see snow here too often, but the advisories will continue into the early morning hours and you have moisture from the gulf of mexico and the wrap around effect sweeping down the snow. look at this loop as it plays and you'll see the rain/snow line drop into louisiana. those parishes that never see snow are seeing it rate now. to the north it's below freezing and that's where it's snowing in shrevepo shreveport. you can see that atlanta well in this block of cold air. that's why we're anticipating snow for atlanta with heavier amount south of the city and macon will see more snow than atlanta. here's a look at our forecast and extreme weather to show you exactly what's happening. low pressure travels from the gulf right across the carolinas and south georgia.
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is what it will look like and we will see snow falling in south carolina and wilmington, north carolina under a winter storm warning, just unheard of to see that in the beach communities there. to the south and jacksonville and florida, it will be rain, but it will it be heavy thunderstorms so keep that in mind for those of you traveling. hattisburg you saw rain this morning and all of a sudden it changes to snow. how do you prepare for that? be prepared for icy conditions on i-10. snowier conditions in the north and the accumulations will also go into charlotte as well into southern parts of the piedmont of north carolina. >> across the mid atlantic, we are still monitoring the snow on the ground and waiting for milder temperatures so it will melt in baltimore, philadelphia and washington, but it is not happening any time soon. the temperatures are in the 20s right now. it feels colder due to the windchill factor and brisk wind is in new england and it feels like it's 14 in boston. >> lows tonight will drop down into the 20s and teens not just in the northeast, but check this
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out. one of the effects when you have a strong area of low pressure in the gulf as it pull us down the colder air. so we will drop down to about 22 degrees tonight in atlanta. that will keep whatever we get in terms of frozen precip frozen overnight. robin, it will be an icy mess even tomorrow morning. a lot of people are still trying to travel. >> i do not look forward to it. that's for sure. >> thank you very much for the update. >> the so-called barefoot bandit may have struck again. police in northern washington say the teenager suspected of stealing a plane and robbing a store. they've been trying to track him down for almost two years, and his victims are really getting frustrated. >> immediately, he thought it was that colton guy or whatever his name is barefoot jerk. >> wait until you hear about the unusual calling guard the suspect left to apparently taunt the police.
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so we were talking about the so-called barefoot bandit who is accused of stealing a plane and robbing a store. the teen is wanted in a string of break-ins in washington state. police say in the latest robbery he left behind chalk outlined feet in the grocery store. they've been on his trail since he escaped from a halfway house in 2008, but he keeps giving them the slip. i know the last thing that you really want to do is go outside and pick around in the snow to try to find the newspaper that the paper boy or girl threw out. so we already looked at the
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papers for you. "usa today" says the tsa plans to arm as many as 10,000 of its workers with classified information. managers, supervisors and behavior detection officers will help -- will get intel to help them stop potential terrorists. from "the chicago tribune" infomercial pitchman kevin trued owe is in hot water with a federal judge. the fbi claims trudeau is selling bogus stuff so he started a campaign against the judge in this case. he says the inbox was flooded and he slapped him with contempt and could put him behind bars. the city's experiment to close parts of broadway to times square is now permanent. mayor michael bloomberg says it would cut down to the businesses and the tourists liked it. that was a quick check of the newspapers. pint-sized ballet, anybody? an elementary school in bakersfield, california is training students to be valets.
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school officials hope this program will help ease the traffic snarled out front and they also hope they learn about community service. students and patients love the idea. >> think it's cool because you get to help people. >> think it is so much easier for us parents and safer for our kid. >> the program was started after a child was almost hit in the school's parking lot. so let me clarify, i don't think the cars are taking the cars like a valet would. the children are picking up the other children when mom and dad leave them off right there. >> we've all done a little more buying than browsing last month. according to the government, retail sales rose a half percent last month. that's a little better than expected after falling slightly in december. the economy says it's another sign that the economy is beginning to improve. >> let's hope. some of you are saying that the cruise control is causing your toyota prius car to accelerate rapidly. i-reporter barbara walton, for example, says her husband grover
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could not get the cruise control to shut off on their prius as it suddenly accelerated. she says he was later able to stop the car by putting it into neutral. toyota says it's not aware of cruise control problems. more trouble for the madoffs. the feds are going after their sons for tax fraud according to "the wall street journal." all three worked for madoff's investment firm. madoff is serving a 150-year prison sentence for his million dollar ponzi skim. all three deny fraud. pictures tell stories that words cannot. one woman is hoping to capture stories in unlikely places -- stories of hope in unlikely places. children's hospital. here's allison clark's story in today's "breakthrough women." >> reporter: allison clark is on a mission to turn frowns upside down. >> does that put a smile on your face there.
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>> she found that flashes of hope eight years ago. >> they go into the children's hospitals and we photograph children with cancer. >> clark knows what it's like to have a sick child. >> our son quinn was 2 years old when she was diagnosed with cancer and one of his little friends at the hospital passed away, and i wondered if his mom had a photograph of him, and so i had this idea that we could get commercial photographers to volunteer and photograph the kids and provide that as a gift to the families. three weeks later they held a photo shoot in cleveland. i think it's difficult. in 40 cities across the country. i look at these families and i give something back and something they can hold on to. it's very gratifying. >> who loves you, man? >> to be able to just be and not think about their cancer even if it is for ten minutes is such a gift to these families. >> what a great idea.
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i love that breakthrough women segment. the army won't send a single mom to jail for going awol, but refusing to deploy will still cost her her job.
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here's an update to a story we've been following. a single mom has avoided court-martial for refusing to deploy to afghanistan. alexis hutch son elected out of her tour of duty because her child care plans fell through. the army believes she never intended to deploy, but yesterday military officials decided to drop the criminal charges. instead hutchinson was discharged and stripped of her veterans benefits. she says she's happy to move on. actress angelina jolie is visiting haiti as a good will
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ambassador. you know she and husband actor brad pitt have adopted children from three different countries. jolie told christiane amanpour that that is not the focus of her trip to haiti. >> there's been a lot of speculation as to whether you will adopt from haiti, obviously you're saying not now, but will you? is that something that you're looking at? >> i'm -- i'm always open to children around the world for that kind of a family. brad and i talk about that, but that's not what we're focused on that by any means. we're here to see how we can help protect the children in the country and scale up the needs here. >> today marks the one-month mark since the devastating earthquake hit port-au-prince. this is a national day of mourning in haiti. haitian officials say more than 212,000 people have died in the quake. paper or plastic? because grocery baggers went head to head to find the best bagger in the country. this is in vegas yesterday. the judges rated them on speed,
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weight distribution, style and attitude. >> it was really special. where i come from small hometowns and to come here on the national stage and be in front of a crowd like this is just really special to them, and we appreciate them. >> shouldn't they be judged also on whether they smash the bread or not? >> or the eggs. >> the winner got 10,000 bucks. >> and somebody carried his groceries out to the car. excitement is running very high for the winter games. the olympics start tonight. this is west coast time. >> it is west coast time, but here's the irony. they're going to be starting some events today before the opening ceremonies. >> that's not right. >> but the sound bite that we've got from this snowboarder is one of the best we've heard in a long time, but these are going to be the biggest winter games ever. they've spent close to $120 million on these games. they do kick off tonight. the torch arrived in vancouver
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after it left greece in october carried by 12,000 different torch bearers, and somehow stayed clean. snowboard, as i said, expected to be a very big draw. the canada and u.s. teams have developed a big rivalry, talking a lot of smack, and u.s.boarder described perfectly what it's like being there. >> try to imagine pegasus meeting with the unicorn, and the creature that they birth, i somehow tame it and ride it into the clouds and sunshine and rainbows. that's what it feels like. >> that is so trippy. >> at that moment antidoping officials were there for a drug test. i'm kidding. roy williams is apologizing for a very clumsy comparison he made this week between his team's disappointing season and the catastrophe in haiti that killed hundreds of thousands of people.
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williams released a statement saying he was not equating the tragedy with basketball, that the people of hay the are suffering while we just play a game. lastly, tiger woods has a new golf video game coming out, and it's getting some giggles. they released a preview of it on their website. it's an upcoming online game, but the tag, "never play alone" has a few people snickering on the block given his few transgressions because he did not play alone. >> didn't someone think of this? >> it looks like a cool game. i'm playing it. i mean that. >> all right. thank you. i think it's not going to be a very good getaway day for our travelers. bonnie is in for bob. i can tell you this. we have just gotten this. airtran has announced they've canceled 62 flights either going
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to or from atlanta. we have multiple cancellations from dallas as well. boston, no new fresh snow. snow on the grouchbltd windy weather. that could slow you down. be careful out there. we're also monitoring delays across the southeast, so keep that in mind. ererererererererer.
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another bad dare for the air travelers today. i know. good morning, i'm robin meade. good morning, sunshine. here we go. delta has canceled hundreds of its flights, and moments ago another airline upped its total as well. so more on that. and let the games begin. for the first time this morning we're getting a preview of the olympics live from vancouver this morning. but first this is new exclusive video. a former president bill clinton arriving back home after heart
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surgery. yesterday doctors put two stents in his heart. get this. he was on a call about haiti as he was being wheeled into the operating room. clinton's wife, secretary of state hillary clinton and their daughter chelsea was with him last night. his doctors say there was no evidence he had a heart attack. the goal of the treatment and i think it will be achieved is for president clinton to resume his very active lifestyle. this was not a result of either his lifestyle or his diet, which have been excellent. he's exercised regularly, he's in excellent condition. >> you might remember that president clinton had a kwa quadruple bypass in 2004. dr. gupta explains it this time around. >> you have a blockage. you put a stent in the tube and open that tube back up and allow blood to get through again. now, once that blood is getting
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through, in most cases the chest pain goes away because you're now getting enough oxygenated blood to the heart. it's in many ways basic plumbing. >> it's a good way to put it. president obama called president clinton to wish him well. the storm is spreading snow, sleet, ice, and rain from texas to georgia. the national weather service says dallas, for example, got more than 11 inches of snow yesterday. i could swear i had heard it was 12.5, the latest total. yeah, it is. and that is the most ever for that city in a day. sand trucks are lining up and people are getting ready for icy roads. >> if you're at a place where there's city workers or deposit workers or government workers or police are telling you not to go, there's probably a reason for it. try to avoid those areas because it's been icing over and there's probably accidents. >> the weather could be making a mess of your travel plans for the weekend.
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here's an example. dallas has canceled flights into and out of atlanta. i don't think they have a salt truck. we're keeping an eye on that storm in the deep south, the heart of the south, as it develops. let me show you right now. bonnie schneider has an incredible map to show you how many states and how far south the snow is going today. >> that's right. it's really incredible. you can see we have advisories posted all the way into the carolinas from texas. you're right, robin. the snowfall totals for dallas has just been revised. 12.5 inches. that's the most snowfall in one day. will it happen again? i don't think we'll see quite as much. but we'll see snow particularly here along i-20 and the south. in atlanta, you maybe will see an inch or two, north of the city, not much, but southward toward macon, that's where you'll probably have to use shovels to get the snow out. we're looking at sleet here. even the panhandle of florida.
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this is very important to note. here's i-10, and you can watch as this loop plays. the rain changes over to snow with that wraparound effect. so changing conditions, robin, for those that are driving on the presidents' day weekend, wanting to get somewhere because the flights are canceled. be careful out there. these conditions are changing rapidly, and the roads are going to get worse as we go through the evening hours. aisle have more in just a couple minutes. >> thank you. the ten americans being held in haiti on child kidnapping charges could be released as soon as monday. that's when a judge rules on bail for them. even if granted bail, they could be required to stay in haiti while the group proceeds. back in idaho the group's pastor says he hopes they will be allowed to come home. >> now we wait and pray, believing in the coming hours, we'll receive the news that we waited for. until then we watch for your stories and we scurry to the telephone each time it ring. perhaps our next press conference we'll have the news we've all waited for each day
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this week. let's get our people home, and let's do it soon. >> well, today marks one month since the devastating earthquake in port-au-prince. this is a national day of mourning in haiti. more than 212,000 people have died in the earthquake. we just got portions of jaycee dugard's journal. do you remember police say she was kidnap and held captive for 18 years by phillip and nancy garrido. according to court documents in 1993 she wrote -- they say ten years later she wrote -- the garridos have pleaded not guilty. dugard was 11 when she disappeared. just got a new total from different airlines.
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airtran is saying that they're canceling 62 flights out of atlanta. dallas at last check said they were canceling 800. can i show you why? here's bonnie schneider. 1,100 for who? >> for delta. that has gone up quickly in the recent hours. >> 1,100. for delta or atlanta, producers? 1,100 just for atlanta. >> you could be in another part of the country, how will this affect me? it will. if your plane's coming from atlanta, you'll be waiting for a while. if you're taking to the roads because you can't fly because your flight has been canceled, keep in mind with the storm, it's so vigorous, we could see sudden bursts of snow, 1 inch per hour. the worst of it will be on i-20, which is from atlanta to alabama and into louisiana. louisiana is just getting hammered with this storm. we're seeing heavy, heavy snow
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through alabama, louisiana, the southern parishes south of batten ruchlbat on rou rouge. it changes over to sleet and rain. we could see snowflakes before the day is over. here's the low coming over the gulf. you have to remember, the water temperatures still mild over the gulf of mexico. so it's pulling in this warm moisture air. then it's pulling down this cold arctic air. it's a recipe for snowfall that could be very intense at times. and watch what happens as we put the map into motion. the low will work its way cutting across georgia and bring snow to the carolinas. so i'm sure when you close your eyes and imagine myrtle beach or sunshine and beautiful beaches, now you can picture snowfall. because we have winter storm watches for those today. down in florida you'll see strong thunderstorms. certainly no snow, but in northern florida, you could see it in pensacola as well. the thunderstorms are strong working into tallahassee at this hour. the snowfall totals will be
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carried all the way up to the carolinas, robin, as we go into tonight and tomorrow, over the hoimd weekend and valentine's day coming up. i hope people don't use this as an excuse not to get the gifts, but we'll be seeing a lot of snow on the ground. >> i wanted to clarify. delta has 1,100 flights primarily in and out of atlanta canceled today. that went from 800 at the beginning of the morning up to 1,100 now. that gives you an example how much havoc a little bit of snow can wreak in the deep south. if you do get chocolate for valentine's day this weekend, it may be a healthy treatment oh, how convenient. researchers found that people who ate a chocolate bar a week were 22% less likely to have a stroke than those who don't have chocolate. it lowers your risk of death after a stroke. here comes the disclaimer. more investigation is need. good timing, though. we're learning that toyota may have problems with
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accelerators for a while. how investigators may have helped the company and foreign investigations. a snowfall fight turning into a real fielt. why some say it was the school's fault.
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today's salute is from vickie ellis to her baby brother. aaron served in iraq in 2004 and 2005, and he left a little over a month ago to serve in afghanistan. vickie says that aaron is the best brother ever and everybody at home misses him. maybe you have somebody you love in the service. why don't you salute them too. cnn.com/robin. there may have been a break in the 7-year-old death of heather thomas. police busted a man yesterday for allegedly vd child importpo his compute every. yesterday florida police
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searched for more evidence at his home near where he was last seen and it had his old neighbors talking. >> i never stop and talked to him. they're not a family you notice. >> no, i don't know them. but i know that they left mighty quickly. >> after this happened? >> after this happened. >> well, g investigators would say how it happened because it's under investigation. you might remember she was missing from her home and her body was found later at a landfill. okay. so jennifer is off today, so let's you and i talk money here. two former government regulators working for toyota helped end at least four investigations into sudden acceleration. now, that's according to bloomberg news. the men reportedly worked with the government to limit the scope of those investigations, which were eventually dropped.
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toyota responded their actions have been consistent with our efforts to maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. the government says safety is a singular priority. this month's blizzard could mean job losses, up to 150,000 jobs. the snow on the eastern seaboard has prevented a lot of people from even getting to work. so as a result, many of those people are going to have to file for unemployment benefits, at least temporarily. sunday is valentine's day. i have a question. did you meet your honey at work? four out of ten people say yeah. according to a new careerbuilders survey, about a third say they went on to marry that person that they met at work. how about dating the boss? uh-oh. 30% of the women say they have dated somebody higher up compared eto 19% of the men. i just love the musical background. bonnie schneider, we have to have something to make us smile
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today because the weather and travel times will not. >> absolutely. good music for sure. and if you're at the airport, put on your, you know, ipod, and get ready to relax because we have a lot of delays and cancellations. from atlanta, so many cancellations. also cancellations across the southeast as well. in the northeast it looks like there's a lot of activity but there could be a slowdown or two. be prepared for that. dallas, you're also looking at snow. and in mobile, alabama, we're watching out for rain and snow mixing. rain and snow into pensacola. birmingham as well. atlanta, that's the city where we'll see the most cancellations as well. so be prepared for those slowdowns. we're also looking at fog in san francisco. that could cause a little bit of a problem. but so far, so good. we don't have delays reported there. so at least we are looking at nice conditions out there.
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>> reporter: it is heard health month, time to cut through all the clutter about what's really good for your heart. the biggest key, says registered dietician paige love is reducing the amount of inflammatories in your body. >> it's a response when disease is cultivating, and often there are foods that can actually help do the opposite of that in the body. >> so what are these super foods? >> eating reds can help decrease inflammation. tart cherries, red grapes, tomatoes. >> blueberries also top the list including leavy greens like spinach and even oatmeal. >> it's one of those key disease-fighting breakfast foods. >> if you're looking for a good snack food, try a can of nuts. avocados are also full of healthy unsaturated fats that can help boost good cholesterol. oily fish like salmon are rich
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in co-lester roll lowering. >> cocoa produces a lot of benefits, relaxing blood vesselles, reducing blood clotting, including blood flow. okay. but despite the benefits of chowing down on chocolates. >> keep extra foods to about 10% of your calories today. >> here's to your heart health. dr. sanjay gupta, cnn, reporting.
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good morning. i can't say that this is something that baton rouge, louisiana, would see after seeing it today. you might look at that and say that's not a lot of snow. it is when you don't have any
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salt or salt trucks, and that's the deal with the deep south today. more on that storm. a snowball fight quickly turned into a real brawl. they say it went on for about an hour, and school security was nowhere in sight. one student was injured so badly he was taken to the hospital. >> it started as something friendly but people got angry and they started messing around. >> we're concerned that several staff members didn't show up today, which obviously was part of the catalyst for this taking place. there wasn't enough supervision for the students. >> wow. 50 staff members stayed home because of the heavy snowfall. that's dallas. look at how much snow. the olympics begin tonight and team usa got good news. lindsey vonn says she does plan to race it. >> is good news, because there's not a lot of optimism around our
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participation in the races. not for skating. in fact, lindsey vonn was considered our best hope for gold, and a bruised shin threatened to keep her out. well, after intense treatment including laser therapy and cheese therapy. >> how's that work? >> you wrap your leg in austrian curd cheese. meanwhile the olympic torch arrived in vancouver on thursday. the opening ceremony tonight is going to be the first ever indoor ceremony. now, the cost of the games when it's all said and done -- security is expected to cost around $120 million, but when it's all said and done, 6 and $8 billion. and the numbers are in. this was the most watched during the super bowl.
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>> who doesn't. >> we've got to get out of here before -- >> my favorite shot. the doritos -- >> wait, wait, wait. my favorite shot. >> 116 million shot it and it was done by amateurs as part of a contest. >> the least watched, tim tebow's focus on the family ad came in last according to nielsen's ratings. lastly, let's leave you with our true champion of the week. he place in spite of his right arm being paralyzed from a childhood accident. he's cracked the starting line-up because of his defensive energy. >> when i dribble i make moves with my hands and try to deceive them. i have to keep the ball against
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me until i goes out. >> he knows what his limitations are and he plays to his strengths. >> i like that about him. e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e
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execs from hershey's just rang the opening bell at the new york stock exchange. the stocks could fizzle this morning. we're going to have more on that in a few minutes here. hershey kiss. former president bill clinton is out of the hospital after having heart surgery this morning. he's said to be in good spirits. doctors say he did not have a heart attack. they put in two stents yesterday to help get blood to his heart. his prognosis is excellent. travel has been a nightmare. some have been left stranded after delta air line canceled about 1,100 flights primarily in
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and out of atlanta. the city could get as much as five inches of snow today, but that's just one city. ten americans being held in haiti on child kidnapping charges could be released on monday. even if he grants bail, the group could still be required to stay in haiti while the case proceeds. good morning. if you are just joining us, did you get to sleep in or something? good for you. i'm robin meade. so states in the south that missed this week's storms in the northeast, get ready. county officials in georgia are buying salt and getting salt and gravel trucks ready to clear the roads. and, honey, it's not like we've got a lot of salt trucks around the south. one community only has two, and some drivers are concerned. >> two plows will not get it there. that will not get it there. no way. no way. if they don't get some help, we'll be shut down. >> well, bonnie schneider is going to have the latest
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forecast for the heart of the south here. getting a snowstorm. you know that's going to be trouble. she'll be up in a few seconds here. a single mom has avoided court martial for refusion to deploy to afghanistan. she backed out of her duty because her child care plans fell through. well, the army believes she never intended to deploy. but yesterday military officials decided to drop criminal charges. instead she was discharged and stripped of her veterans benefits. she says she's happy to move on. angelina jolie is a good will ambassador of haiti. she and her boyfriend brad pitt adopted three children from three countries. but she tells christiane amanpour that is not the focus of her trip to haiti. >> there's been a lot of speculation as to whether you will adopt from haiti. obviously you're saying not now. will you? is that something that you've looking at? >> i'm always open to children
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around the world for that kind of family. brad and i talk about that. we're not here for that. we here to see how we can help. >> it's the one-month mark since the devastating earthquake. fishes say more than 212,000 people have died in the earthquake. birmingham, baton rouge, louisiana, pensacola, atlanta, georgia, those are now usually the towns and states you'd hear rattled off when it comes to a snowstorm, but they are today. hi, bonnie, in for bob. >> hi, robin. we have advisories posted all the way to the north and east into the carolinas. that's right. a new winter weather advisory for raleigh starting at 5:00 p.m. and that will go until
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tomorrow morning for north carolina. the areas in red expecting the heaviest. notice atlanta is not quite in the region. more south of the city we'll see it. don't rule out measurable snow in atlanta. really heavy downpours on i-10. you would with see a changeover quickly from rain to sleet to even snow as you head further toward texas. the wraparound snow is causing problems because you're getting the blast of colder air and bursts of snow. check out the temperature contrasts. all the way extreme southeast louisiana, 60 degrees and then balm, which isn't that far of a drive, 33 degrees. huge temperature contrast. working its way across georgia into the carolinas. it will do that today and tonight. and as it does it will bring dramatic changes in the weather. low pressure coming out of the gulf, pulling down the colder
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arctic air, so we're getting the colder air as far south as mobile. we'll see meaurable snow into the mountains of georgia, into the areas of central georgia as well. charleston, we'll see snow and the raleigh/durham area a wiwile snow. the heaviest snow will be right into the central part of the southeast. just to let you know the temperatures will drop down below freezing in many locations, so that's going to cause some problems for those of you that are trying to shovel out here into the mid-atlantic. even though it's gets into the mid-30s, we're going to see the lows tonight like in boston where it's 14 degrees when you look at the windchill factor. there's a live picture of boston. charles river is frozen. >> looks like it's covered snow. >> exactly. >> thank you very much. what kind of weekend are we in for weatherwise, huh? it's been a roller coaster on
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wall street too. it rose, it dropped, it rallied back again. here's a look now. good morning. >> good morning, robin. well, investors are kaurs this morning and that's largely because of concerns about what's going on in china. for the second time in a month, china central bank is forcing banks to increase the amount of cash that they keep on hand. it's a way of tightening the money supply and it also limits growth. but here in the u.s. we do have a sign of hope to report. retail sales rose by half a percent last month. that is the fifth gain in the past six months, and it shows that americans are finally loosening up their pursestrings a bit. warren buffett's company berkshire company is on wall street today. the b-class shares trade in the $70 range. and finally, if you're hoping to get a last-minute
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ticket to the olympics, think again. bloomberg is reporting that vancouver winter game organizers expect to sell all 1.6 million tickets. that's a lot of tickets. and it would be the first time that the olympics have sold out. at the 2002 salt lake city games, 92,000 were sold. i bet you could pull strings and get some. >> i want to pull the ticket that's on the tv in front of my couch. >> that's the warmest ticket. >> thank you, darby. appreciate it. the so-called barefoot bandit has struck again. he's suspected of stealing a plane and robbing a store. they've been trying to track him down for almost two years and his victims are getting way frustrated. >> immediately he thought it was that colton or whatever his name is, barefoot jerk. >> wow. wait until you hear about the
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unusual calling cord that the suspect leaves behind to taunt police apparently. so-called bar.
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he's wanted for a string of break-ins in washington state. police say in the latest he left behind chalked outlined feet, i'm sure it was his, in the grocery store. he keeps giving them the slip. right now in buffalo, new york, hundreds of people are on a solemn march to mark the one-year anniversary. they're walking ten miles starting at the house the flight
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crashed into and ending at the airport where it was supposed to land. all 49 people died onboard along with the person in the home. you know, if you are thinking about planning a getaway, now is the time to get a good deal on a place to stay. hln's money expert clark howard has a scoop on how to get hotel bargains. >> new data out shows that last year was just about the worst nightmare a hotel owner could ever have. in fact, listen to these stats. orlando, one of the biggest tourist markets in the united states, the hotels there had their worst occupancy for rooms occupied on any particular night that they've had ever since those stats starting being kept a generation ago. here's what it means to you. if you're taking a vacation somewhere, the deals available on hotels are off the charts. typically in most cities on any night, you might have as much as 40% of all rooms empty on that
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night. that means that you have all the bargaining power in the world. when you're shopping for a hotel, shop and shop and shop again. and there's no one method that automatically getting you one place. maybe it's on their website, or a third-party website. try them all. i'm clark howard. for more ways for you to pack a punch in your wallet go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> clark will teach you to save more, spend less, and avoid getting ripped off. catch him at noon eastern on saturdays and sundays right here on hln. a peta ad campaign is using the duggar family name. they're the folks with 19 kids and they have their own reality show. virginia cha has that new for you in the next hour and other stories as well, right, virginia? >> i sure do. you mention the duggar ad. they want to use their name to
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encourage spaying and neutering of cats and dogs. you can malk. this is causing a bit of a stir. plus, listen to this. the bbc is reporting that prince andrew was driving a car that hit a police officer. we want to let you know what they're saying about that. of course, we're keeping track of the nasty winter storm. we'll keep you up to date on the flight cancellations. robin, back to you. >> i don't know about that. the video with a truck pulling someone on a sled. not good. >> not the safest thoing do. and it's probably okay to eat snow depending on where you are. the man who has invented the frisbee has passed away. fred morrison got the idea. he created the plastic version in 1948, and he sold the rights to whamo in 1957. he never got rich off the idea. he died at his home in utah at the age of 90. will that be paper ore plastic? grocery baggers went head to
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head to find the best bagger in the country. this was in vegas yesterday. judges judged them on speed, weight distribution, style, and attitude. >> it's really special. they come from small hometowns to come here on a national stage and be in front of a crowd like this is just really special to them, and we appreciate them. the winner's from indiana, and that person won 10,000 bucks, but ho many loafs of bread did they squish? the opening ceremonies for the vancouver games just a few hours away, and one athlete has come up with an amazing way to describe the experience. that story is from vancouver. look. there's a live picture. i love that. let's'vesdrop. nabi.
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graham watanab charges in three bank robberies. police in tampa arrested james yesterday. they say eefrp time he gave the teller a note demanding $600. he told them he needed the money to cover his mortgage. he viewed it as a repayable
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loan. he thought when he got back on his feet, he would be able to pay the banks back. he's 73 years old. he's trying to keep his family in their home but you can't go about it by robbing a bank. so bad. he actually owns a pottery and antique shop, but he says he has not turned a profit in quite some time. some puppies got a rough start on a snow-covernd farm in ohio. luckily a man spotted the mom giving birth and called the human society. the ground was so could the beagle and seven pups would not have made it. >> had them, you know, all huddled together, but i didn't think it was going to make it, let alone the puppy. >> they're like potato chips. you can't have just one. >> the humane society says somebody probably dumped the dog at the farm shortly behalf she gave birth. it's being called the biggest winter olympic games in history. the 21st winter games officially
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begins tonight, showing you video of the olympic torch making its way finally into vancouver, and our own mark mckay is already in vancouver with the latest. mark, good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning to you, rafer. yes, canada's third largest city ready to go. vancouver ready to host the winter olympic games which start today. you mentioned it. it begins with the torch making its way into vancouver proper. in fact, we're expecting it to go by our way any moment. tonight the focus shifts on b.c. place where the opening ceremony will take place. the city is ready. we've been here for a couple of days. vancouverites are excited but so are many athletes coming into the city. they're excited, and many have, well, let's say, different ways of expressing their excitement. >> try to imagine pegasus mating with a unicorn, and the crew tur that they birth, i somehow tame
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it and ride it into the sky and sunshine and clouds and rainbows. that's what it feels like. >> reporter: with more than 2,500 athletes representing 80 nations, you're going to have all kinds of personalities, especially if they're a snowboarder. >> and there's quite a rivalry. another big question on people's minds, mark, the weather. they've had some problems with snow on the mountains. how is the weather going to affect these games, do you think? >> reporter: well, whistler is not going to be an issue. that's not going to be an issue. cypress mountain, that's where they've had concerns. there has been a rain/snow mix. they'll be watching that closely. we were expecting rain today here in vancouver proper. look at the sunrise coming behind me. >> and lastly, lindsey von, the latest, is she going to race? >> reporter: she's expecting to. she went on a training run, a free run yesterday at whistler.
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she says her shin feel as whole lot better. she's hoping to race in all five of the events she's scheduled to here in vancouver, rafer. >> that's great news. thank you, mark. we'll check in with you later on. in other it's getting some giggles. va sports one of the few sponsors sticking by woods released a free online preview. but the tag, this is ha they're giggling about in the blogosphere, "never play alone." >> what were they thinking? >> okay. thank you. no thank you for a lot of the travel snarls our flyers are going to see today. the last we checked, delta had canceled 1100 flights mostly in and out of atlanta. bonnie? >> that's right. and air tran 62 flies in and out of atlanta. we now have delays in san francisco and houston, weather-related. let's go to the maps, i can show
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you where we're expecting delays, atlanta is facing a lot of delays and cancellations. snow could put you back one to two hours. most flights are already canceled. dallas looking at cancellations intermittently. in boston, in the new york city area, wind could slow you down. we have windy weather, particularly in northern new england. in san francisco, i mentioned delays at present, not surprising, it's early in the morning there, the fog is thick, but we'll see improvements throughout the day. while you were asleep, astronauts from the space shuttle "endeavour," finished their first space walk of the mission. two crew members worked for six and a half hours to install a new section of the international space station. it was one of the astronaut's first space walks, can you imagine? there are two more space walks to go. one will add a bay window to the space station. did you forget what sunday this is? well, it is valentine's day. just a little reminder. mr. movie phone also remembers this and he has the lowdown on a
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movie, whether it is worth a valentine's day present. >> why do you hate heart-shaped candy? >> i think because it reminds me that it's valentine's day and i'm recently single. we weren't on the same page, that's okay. it's over. >> nothing to be done? >> no, i've seen the enemy, and the enemy is me.
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