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four punches to none. i have had enough of the this. too exhausting. quite scary when you get close up. you see he hits so damn hard. -- well, good saturday morning to you all in hours, something that hasn't happened in 45 years, penn state will play a football game without joe paterno as head coach. security is stepped up as 100,000 are set to gather for the first game since the sex abuse scandal shocked the campus and the country. also president obama arrived in hawaii a hart time ago. make no mistake, this is not a
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vacation. also a new list of seven natural wonders of the world revealed? but what do you think is missing? maybe you think something is missing from that list. welcome to you all from the cnn center in atlanta. this is "cnn saturday morning." we are glad you are right here. let's start on the campus of penn state university. look at this. this happened last night. students, thousands of them, came out for a candlelight vigil to support the victims of the sex abuse scandal. this is the same place where students rioted in support of fired football coach joe paterno just two days ago. we are hearing from joe paterno from his son which says my father is experiencing a range of powerful emotions.
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he is absolutely distract over what happened to the children and their families. he also wants to very much to speak publicly and answer questions. at this stage, however, he has no choice but to be patient and defer to the legal process. he also said the family would not be talking anymore. penn state's new president said he will appoint an ethics officer that will report directly to him. rodney ericsson is replacing graham spaniard. he was fired for how he handled the scandal. and assistant football coach, mike mcqueary, is now on administrative lie ivive leave. the school says mcqueary has received multiple threats. back on campus, yes, a game, will be played and it will go on today. penn state playing nebraska at noon today. just hours from now. this is their final home game of the year.
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students are being encouraged to stage what they're calling a blue out. mike galanos is there for us today. what are they try doing with this blue out? >> it dovetails with what you just showed there, the vigil. blue commemorating and acknowledging child abuse victims. that was the mood last night. i was in the midst of that vigil it was solemn as the students held those candles. i was also there when the riots began in that same spot after it was announced joe paterno had coached his last game. that was the feel, a different image and a different message from state college. let's listen to what some students had to say. >> it's so important to put the victims first. i think they've gotten lost in all of this all the media attention has been focused on sandusky, the university and our reactions, it should be focused on helping these victims and stopping it from happening
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again. >> reporter: again, t.j., that was the sentiment. that's even what the interim president laid out there in his press conference yesterday. basically the world is watching. let's show penn state pride. let's act with class and dignity as this game, that's going to take place behind me, people beginning to file in to beaver stadium already here, hours before kickoff. >> on that last point is, you made there, the world is watching. everybody will have their eyes fixed on this game today it was a big game any way. you add this scandal to t people will be tuning in to see how the team reacts, how the stadium reacts. but security has been stepped up. what is the expectation of what we'll see today? >> i talked to some fans, they don't know. one person has been coming to games for years, they're like
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it's going to be weird. we don't know how the team will react after such a tumultuous week. joe paterno took over when lyndon johnson was in office. that's how long he has been coaching. he is a revered, loved figure here. that's what these fans and people in state college are dealing with. >> all right. mike galanos, thank you very much. let's take a transition to politics, and what appears to be a wide-open race for the republican nomination. paul steinhauser says there is no clear cut winner. >> with just over seven weeks to go until the first vote flights mare and caucus season, there's a crowd at the top of the field. >> it's a wide-open race. >> newt gingrich has a point. look at this new national survey. the former house speaker is just four points behind mitt romney for the presidential nomination.
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when you take into account the survey error, they are all virtually tied. there's a three-way battle according to another poll between cain, beginning rim and romney. >> you have competition. it might be easier for me if i didn't, but i do have competition. i will face other people who will do well. >> another takeaway from both polls, republicans have to the made up their minds. nearly one-fifth of them in each survey say they're undecided on which candidate they're backing. >> i think the american people are looking, asking questions, think bing about it. >> the polls indicate the sexual harassment allegations cain is facing and denying is hurting him as his numbers appear to be dropping. tonight all of them face off on a stage about national security
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and policy. they will tangle again in a week and a half at a cnn debate right here in washington. >> more on the gop jumbled field at the bottom of the hour, including the week that was for rick perry and herman cain. patience wearing thin for occupy protesters in some communities in oakland, california, the city began handing out eviction notices to demonstrators. police and the protesters say the shooting that happened on thursday was not related to the occupy movement but still city leader the are worried about safety. the police union has issued a request to demonstrators, it reads the occupy oakland protest, now 30 days old, is take our police officers out of oakland neighborhoods and away from protecting the citizens from oakland. it's time for us to stop directing all of our efforts at policing the small enclave of k
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oakland. please, we ask you to leave the plaza peacefully and immediately so oakland police can get back to work fighting the devastating crime that's facing our neighborhoods. you have sent the world a strong message. now it's time to go home. in st. louis, remaining protesters are defying the mayor's friday 3:00 p.m. deadline to leave the downtown park. in new york, small business owners and local residents are so fed up with the protesters they are planning now a counter protest on monday. eight minutes past the hour. president obama just landed in hawaii. this was just a few hours ago. he's there for a world trade summit, apec, it's called. also on the agenda one-on-one meetings with the russia and chinese president. also before he went to hawaii, he took a stop last night. took in a basketball game, one
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of the coolest sporting events you have ever seen. it took place on an aircraft carrier. we'll have more about that in a moment as well. major league baseball player who was kidnapped in venezuela is apparently free and doing fine. that's according to venezuelan state tv. wilson ramos was found by national security forces about 60 miles from where he was kidnapped. armed men stormed his home and took him on wednesday. the kidnappers never made ransom demands and have not been found. in just a few hours the door also open once again in philadelphia to people who want to pay last respects to legendary boxer joe frazier. 67-year-old frazier died this week from cancer. the public memorial at wells goorg arena will wrap up this afternoon. the funeral is on monday. at 6:10 now, let's say good morning to our reynolds wolf.
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i saw your note this morning about the headlines weather-wise. we are talking about a snowstorm. >> my gosh, it is going to be just a -- basically the rocky mountains will be nature's punching back bringing in some places two, three, four feet of snow. if you're up in breckenridge, steam boat springs, you will be in heaven. it will be beautiful conditions for you. driving kind of tough, especially along parts of i-70, where you not only have the strong winds, some gusts could be topping 40 miles per hour, 50 miles per hour. we are talking about the potential of white-out conditions. more on that coming up and what you can expect weather-wise for college football games. that's moments away. >> did you get a look at the new proposed list of seven natural wonders of the world? >> i have not seen any of them. i'm spellbound. i can not wait to see what these are. >> spellbound. how do you like that one so far? >> the rainbow or the waterfall?
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>> which ever you think is the wonder. this is just one we're sharing. we have a new list of proposed seven natural wonders of the world. we'll show you and reynolds the other six in a moment. orange chicken... consumery over p.f. chang's home menu orange chicken women men and uh pandas... elbows mmm [ male announcer ] wanchai ferry, try it yourself. yeah, it does seven great things like giving me a healthy scalp and great looking hair. you should make that eight things. dude, why don't you just use the stuff? [ male announcer ] head & shoulders: seven benefits. every bottle.
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12 minute past houthe hour this cnn saturday morning. i have to apologize. i was starting, reynolds knew it was about to be weather time, and he wasn't sure where to be. >> the story of my life. >> where do you want to be? >> i will come over here. >> you want to come over here? >> a little bit. >> our director is saying something entirely different. now she's saying do what you got to do. how are you doing this morning?
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>> doing well. a football saturday. all eyes on penn state for a lot of reasons. weather going to cooperate? >> that's the only thing that will cooperate today. weather will be okay about 110,000 people there. nebraska cornhuskers will be in town and then everything else. >> it was going to be a big game no matter what. now this. >> it is a nightmare scenario in many ways. >> the weather will be all right there. you're saying the rockies? >> rocky mountains is the thing to watch today. intense storm system, beginning to ramp up. any of our friends from idaho falls, boise, light rain drops. if you look closer southward, you see the blue popping up which is moisture. mostly the little tiny rain drops. when you get to the white, all of that is snowfall. that snow will ramp up. it could be heavy. possibly three to four feet by the time the weekend is out. you have, of course, high
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pressure coming up over parts of the gulf and eastern seaboard. out to the west, you have an area of low pressure. a strong flow of wind coming up through the rocky mountains. as it interacts with some of that moisture, it will give you some snowfall. some of it could be heavy. the winds, strong at times. wind gusts topping 40, 50 miles per hour. at the same time, dry conditions coupled with that wind could give us a fire threat. for the eastern seaboard, it will be bliss. beautiful conditions due to the high pressure. high temperatures today along the eastern seaboard, mainly 50s for boston, outside fenway. 56 for new york. 66 in atlanta. 75 in new orleans. 62 in denver. what a met mothchange will you through with the weather. 48 for portland. 66 in los angeles. t.j., your turn. >> and this is something,
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reynolds, you want to see as well. you said you had not seen these natural wonders of the world. a new list. a global poll here. this is put together, swiss foundation called the new 7 wonders. they announced these last night. this competition had been going on for a couple of years. people all over the world could vote. they cut it down to 28, then let everybody vote. so let's unveil those that made the list. the amazon. this is one -- i think you were planning a trip at some point -- it was the amazon for about ten days. >> you did go. >> amazing. the amazon, one of the natural seven wonders. this is one you can speak to. >> no question about it. truly an amazing place. some people consider this the birthplace of the world so many species of fish, birds, you name it comes from these incredible mountains. the mountains into the east, and then into the west it goes into this huge basin, the amazon basin where you have this plethora of life. >> unbelievable.
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to vietnam, halong bay. you've been there before. gorgeous pictures. also another one, argentina and brazil, iguazu falls. one side on brazil, the other side on argentina. that's impressive. we have jejui island in south korea. that's our next picture here. komodo island, indonesia. >> thank heavens. i was concerned that wouldn't make the list. >> another one, puerto princesa, the underground river in the philippines. that made the cut. and finally capetown, south africa we go for table mountain. you're seeing it there. everyone in the world, it was opened up to everyone to vote. these were the ones that made the final cut. now, they'll confirm the tally. this is a preliminary tally. they do believe the list will change, but in case some numbers
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were added wrong, some votes were added wrong, but for the most part this is your list. >> the dead sea, grand canyon, great barrier reef. some are saying how did these not make the cut? they didn't because folks didn't vote for them. >> and t.j.'s house on party night. everyone congregates. >> you could have voted. >> horrible. >> reynolds will be with us throughout the morning. we want to hear from you on this thing. what do you think should have been on the list? if you could have picked what would have made the cut? you can hit us up, i have my computer up, and i'm on twitt twitter @tjholmes. last night, something that was pretty wonderful. a basketball game. a college basketball game. but it was one of the coolest
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things you'll ever see, because it took place on an aircraft carrier. did you see this last night? michigan state versus north carolina. you're seeing some time-lapse video of themd building es seth what was essentially a basketball area on the carrier. more on that coming up. in america, we believe in a future
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we're at 19 minutes past the hour. the picture there of the u "uss carl vincent," this is out in san diego. what a mission this aircraft carrier had last night. to host a college basketball game. the first time ever we have seen a college basketball game take place on the deck of an aircraft carrier. the president arrived in his homestate of hawaii a few hours ago for the apec summit. before that, this is what he saw. you are probably wondering how you convert an aircraft carrier into a basketball arena. here you go. it went off without a hitch. north carolina, michigan state in what they called the carrier classic. a lot of veterans, current serving members of the military and veterans were invited to be a part of this on veterans day.
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the game was stopped -- they stopped it at sundown to play taps as they should. but that was a cool part of the evening. as brianna keeler reports, president obama had courtside seats for the whole thing. >> reporter: it was an extraordinary setting for a basketball game. the first time a college basketball game has been held on the deck of an aircraft carrier. this match-up between michigan state and north carolina. carolina, of course, winning. this is also a historic carrier. the first ship that launched attacks on al qaeda and the taliban after 9/11, but also the ship from which osama bin laden was buried at sea. the occasion, of course, veterans day. acknowledging veterans and the sacrifices they have given to their country. but also the president took the opportunity to tout his jobs plan. specifically one provision from
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it, that would give tax credits to companies who hire veterans. this is a provision that passed the senate on thursday. but the real news made was in a courtside interview the president did with espn. he was asked about the controversy that has enveloped penn state. >> the whole situation is heartbreaking. we think first and foremost of the victims of these alleged crimes. but i think it's a good time for us to do soul searching. every institution, not just penn state, about what our priorities are. and making sure that we understand that our first priority is protecting our kids. you know, we all have a responsible. we can't leave it to a system. we can't leave it to somebody else. each of us has to take it upon ourselves to make sure our kids have the love and support and protection they deserve. >> there was a lot of fanfare. president obama made remarks before the game. he and the first laid by shook hands with a number of service men and women and they met the most famous michigan state alum,
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magic johnson, also an obama supporter. this is an event that kicked off a nine-day trip for the president. he also travels to hawaii, australia and bali in honolulu he will be hosting the apec summit to talk about economic issues. but facing really the challenge throughout this entire trip of remaining focused on his jobs message while being overseas. t.j.? >> thanks to brianna. the apec is the summit that the president will be hosting in hawaii. it's the main economic forum for the region. it has 21 member nations. it is the united states turn this time around to host. the focus is trade and investment as well as technical cooperation between member nations. 23 minutes past the hour now. if you're in your 90s people want to kickback, shouldn't you be relaxing your retirement?
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as we get close to the bottom of the hour on this cnn saturday morning, a 95-year-old veteran, he just can't stop serving. his new mission, as a volunteer helping aging comrades and service members wounded in battle makes him our veteran in focus this morning. >> i feel like that i'm, you know, this is still my squad. my guys. the front line. they wait for me like, i don't
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know, like i'm their first sergeant. they depend on me. they can't move, so i have to move for them. >> here you go. here comes the food. surprise. >> i think everybody knows pete. they've seen him around. over 25,000s he's logged here in the 26 years he's been a volunteer. he's a hero, because of the time that he gives. again, at his age, at 95. >> i was with the infantry. we did everything. you know, out in the field, sometimes you can help so much, and that's it. when a comrade falls, you try to give him as much help as you can. but then sometimes you just have to carry on. you couldn't leave them there. here, at least i was able to help them. i could help them with what they need. before you know it, 30 years went by. i'm still there. >> we take care of each other. pete, pete is one of a kind.
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>> you look beautiful there, fella. >> some american people here, they -- you know, they forgot about -- they don't realize what their freedom is. you know they got this freedom and they take it for granted, that this here, they don't realize how they got it. the price of freedom, it'spatie. that's who freedom came from. >> he's a jolly ole soul. put it that way. >> once you leave there, you go home, you feel like you're the richest person in the world. you can walk out of there. you look back. you think of all these guys still there. they can't go any place. i see them, i say that could have been me. >> you are going to go to your room now? >> the war has ended because they're not the same anymore like they were. these guys need me here. that's what keeps me going. i could say that america, i gave
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my best to you. at least i tried the best i could do. >> we want to remind you of a cnn special, "veterans in focus: a lifetime of service, struggle and success." you can see that on cnn at 2:30 eastern time. as we come to the bottom of the hour on this "cnn saturday morning" up next a country where they literally stopped air traffic and traffic on the road. why? because they didn't want to disturb students who are taking a college entrance exam. can we learn something from the way they're doing it and howssp.
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we are just past the bottom of the hour on this "cnn saturday morning." thanks for spending part of your weekend with us. we are keeping an eye today on the campus of penn state university. the football team playing its final home game of the year, coming up a few hours from now
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at noon eastern. it's the first game in more than 60 years without legendary coach joe paterno. he joined as an assistant coach and became head coach back in 1966. he, however, was fired this week. this was after the news broke about the child abuse scandal against former coach, jerry sandusky. two days ago there were riots on the campus because of paterno's firing, but a different scene last night. students came out for a candlelight vigil to support the victims of the sex abuse scandal. levar arrington played for sandusky and paterno. listen to his comments from the vigil. >> this is a call. it's our time, and it's duty. this serves as the ultimate wake-up call. if this isn't enough to wake us up and get motivated, and look at one another and be a protector of one another, if this isn't a good enough wake-up
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call, i don't know what is. leave here tonight with a resolve and an understanding that you possess the power to change things. and i will be there with you. we should all be here with one another because, you know what? we are -- >> penn state. >> love you guys, man. students at today's game are encouraged to wear blue. calling this is a blue out in support of children who are victims of abuse a live report at the top of the hour. some other stories making headlines. arrangements are being made for jose francisco blake mora, he died in a helicopter crash south of mexico city. he was the point man in the war against drug cartels. it's not known what caused the crash. and reports of shots fired a
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few blocks away from the white house. the gunfire was heard about nine hours ago. an ak-47 was recovered near an abandoned vehicle. the secret service, however, says it does not appear the white house was targeted in this incident. the battle over e-mails intensifies between the white house and the congressional committee investigating a federal loan to a company that went bankrupt. the white house releasing some, but not all of the e-mails relating to solyndra. the house panel wants to know if a solyndra financer got r preferential treatment in a loan. and now kids between the ages of 9 and 11 should get screened for high cholesterol, at least once. and again in early adulthood. the updated recommendations come from the national institutes of health and the american academy
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of pediatrics. let's turn back to politics now, the race, of course, to be the republican presidential nominee. a tough week for herman cain and rick perry. cain, it's more about the sexual harassment stories. for perry, it was that embarrassing brain freeze during a debate. who is this all good for? maybe mitt romney but it seems to be helping out newt gingrich. a new poll, romney is on top, as you see there, but look, the former house speaker, newt gingrich, is not far behind. still 17% are undecided. anybody's game, but andre gillespie is helping me understand who has the upper hand here. newt gingrich, is it his debate performances or everybody else's
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poor debate performances and scandal helping him out? >> it's a bit of both. tea party supporters are still supporting cain, perry and paul. but the cbs poll was also testing foreign policy readiness, and newt griingrich polls well when you look at his foreign policy expertise and general experience. >> and does he also at times look like the adult in the room? >> he sometimes does look like the adult of the room. he has made hay of attacking the media at every one of his debates that works well with his base constituency and likely republican voters. that's working well to his advantage. it probably won't work well in a general election contest, because newt gingrich has 30 years of notoriety in the united states and some of that is negative. >> comparing him to the moment that he just had, that rick
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perry just had, versus newt gingrich, but how does newt gingrich stack up against mitt romney? does he excite the base a bit more? >> he does excite the base more than mitt romney does. if you look at the poll, when they looked at the top three vote getters, which would be romney, gingrich and cain, they asked who would you strongly support versus those who have weak support and those who could shift. the plurality of newt gingrich's supporters say they strongly support him. that wasn't true for cain or romney. >> don't go away. yes. we are talking newt gingrich here, but this week it seems everybody was talking cane and perry for two very different reasons. we'll get into that when this "cnn saturday morning" continues. i thought we'd be on location for 3 days, it's been 3 weeks. so, i used my citi simplicity card to pick up a few things. and i don't have to worry about a late fee. which is good...
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it's happened to us all. it probably happened to you this week. that brain freeze. but when it happened to you, when it happened to me, we weren't on national television and we aren't trying to get the gop nomination for president. here is the moment everybody was talking about and cringing about this week. >> and i will tell you, it's three agencies of government when i get there that are gone. commerce, education, and what's the third one there? >> you need five. >> oh, five. >> commerce, education and the -- and the -- >> epa? >> epa, there you go. >> seriously? >> he could not name the third agency. let me bring in andre gillespie. could that moment have happened to anyone else on stage and we
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would have moved on, but this continues a narrative for rick perry. was this just the wrong guy for this happen to? >> yeah. i feel sorry to rick perry. it's happened to me before and happened to everybody. the narrative about rick perry in the campaign is that he's not quite ready for prime time. so being able to forget the agencies that he wants to eliminate actually reinforceses this frame that he is not quite smart and up to the job. because it was one in a string of gaffs it will lead to his undoing. >> did he do the right thing about trying to make fun of it? doing interviews? going on letterman? >> absolutely. but it's probably a little too late for it. >> all right. last thing here on herman cain. the big press conference this week, we got a name and a face of one of these people accusing him of sexual harassment. he had his press conference this week. he didn't really answer a lot of questions or specifics.
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we are seeing new polls now that his support among women, possibly going down now. is this scandal going to do him in? >> i'm not 100% sure that this will be the last hurrah for herman cain for a number of reasons. while his support among women is dwindling, he has support among republican men. an overwhelming number of republican voters do not think she drop out, and many think the claims are unfounded. one thing that herman cain benefits from, as we have seen newt gingrich benefit from, is this oppositional stance towards the mainstream media. as long as this is framed as a left wing conspiracy, herman cain will not be damaged enough by this to force him out of the race. in general, given his fund-raising surge at this point, he now has the money, if he invests it in the right organization in the primary states to keep on fighting. this is not quite the end of
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herman cain, even though ultimately at the end of the day i don't think he will win the nomination. >> andra gillespie, thanks for coming in. >> thank you. a quarter to the top of the hour. we were telling you about the new seven natural wonders of the world. we wanted to know your pick and what you thought about this new list? a lot of you are chiming in. one giving us this response. seriously? where is the grand canyon on the list? some of these i have heard of, but a couple i have not. america has been dissed. more of your comments after the break.
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about 12 minutes from the top of the hour. we were telling you about the new seven wonders of the world. we asked to you weigh in and tell us what you think about the list and what you think needs to be on the list. here are a couple of your responses. bay of fundy should have made the list. highest tides in the word. 50 feet and 115 build ongallill of water a day. another from smokeeaire. barrier reef. and benkiehl, wisconsin dells. detroit, michigan. great people in detroit. >> incredibly kind people in detroit. yellowstone national park is one of those, you have geysers, all kinds of incredible things, the
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lakes. the most geologically unstable place in the world. >> kilimanjaro. that's one i would have voted for. >> one of the seven highest peaks on the planet. you can go on top of kilimanjaro without ropes. you can walk up. different mountains in the united states. mountains with snow on top, some with three or four feet of snow before the week is over. that sounds great for skiers. today is not one of those days you want to go out skiing because you have visible that will be poor. and you also have winds that will be strong. some gusts could approach 50 miles per hour later in the day. some approaching 60. the equivalent of a tropical storm high in the central rockies. if you follow the rocky mountains north to the northern rockies, idaho, same deal. not snowing quite as heavy but fairly strong winds. the bullseye is what will happen in the central rockies from grant junction and denver,
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making that drive along 70, you could have whiteout conditions, visibility down to a tenth of a mile. the big weathermaker, the reason why it's all happening is simple. we have a boundary that's actually pushing through parts of the rocky mountains. with that boundary, you can see the variance of temperatures. billings on one side, 66 in memphis, the high in washington, d.c. of 61. 66 in atlanta. 70s in miami and tampa. 55 in boston. out west, 46 in seattle, 64 in san francisco. all right, t.j., back over to you. >> do you remember the s.a.t.? a.c.t.? what did you take? >> took the a.c.t.. >> i did as well. i guess in the south we do that. other places it's the s.a.t. how was that for you? >> i did well. >> pretty intense? were you stressed out about it? >> lost a huge basketball game the night before, was distraught. went there the next morning, heart broken.
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we are about seven minutes from the top of the hour. time for our morning passport. a whole country shuts down so kids can take a college entrance exam. >> yes, about 700,000 south korean children took this test on thursday. as you said the whole country came to a standstill. people were told not to honk horns. the stock exchange even opened an hour later. >> wow. >> even certain flights were stopped so that there wouldn't be a noise for these children. there you are seeing a police escort for a child who have been late. it's interesting. when you look at south korean culture, it's rooted in the education being absolutely critical. social status is about your education and your level of education. as you said earlier, parents are absolutely obsessed. they will go to temples with
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photographs of their children and pray. they'll even only serve their children certain foods. for example, you'll have something sticky, like sticky rice cakes or sticky buns so the knowledge sticks, but you won't have bananas or seaweed so the knowledge is slippery. but the pressure these children is under. yes, you can say 17-year-olds are not necessarily children. in about 2009, about 200 children committed suicide. in 2010 it was about 150. they study for so many hours that the current administration has banned classes taking place after 10:00 p.m. >> okay. that is something unimaginable in this country unfortunate to hear about the suicides and the pressure that some kids are under, but they also get results. these kids take these tests, and what's the number that go to college? >> 80% go to college, but the idea is to get into the three
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main universities, seoul national, korean university and yung sky. your whole life depends on it. who you will marry. your social status, your paycheck. for many on this particular friday which was yesterday, there was great relief, but the results only come out in around november 30th. so how will they do? can you imagine the standards and the pressure to achieve these results? >> your whole life depends on one test you take at the age of 17 years old. incredible. >> a great deal of pressure and discipline on behalf of these children, but there is some concern with the administration saying let's at least stop classes after 10:00 p.m. it's costing parents an enormous amount of money. up to $2,500 a year for private tuition for these kids. so expensive and a lot of pressure. >> nadia, we'll see her again in the 8:00 hour as well.
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as we come up on the topof the hour, checking some stories making news across the country. lakewood, new jersey's sarah muldasi got a surprise on veterans day. dad showed up. he has been gone to saudi arabia. these never get old. their big plan now that dad is back, going to go see her last
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soccer game of the season. that's awesome. something else, look at this. >> this is the million dollar ticket. yes! yes! >> louisiana's accidental millionaire. he's making good on a promise. his name is robert fibido. he won an extra $800,000 this week when the convenience store cashier inadvertently gave him the power play option, which he didn't ask for, but because he won, instead of winning 200,000, he won a cool million. top of the hour here on "cnn saturday morning." in just a few hours, something we have not seen in 46 years will happen -- the penn state football team will play a game without joe paterno as head coach. security is stepped up as
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100,000 are set to gather for the first game since the sex abuse scandal shocked the campus. also president obama arrived in hawaii just a short time ago. make no mistake, this is not a vacation. this is november 12th on the cnn saturday morning. 6:00 a.m. in fayetteville, arkansas, wherever you may be, we're glad you are here. let's start on the campus of penn state university. students came out, thousands of them last thilight for a candlelight vigil, it's the same place where students rioted in support of the fired football coach, joe paterno, two days ago. paterno is talking through his son. his son said in part my father is experiencing a range of powerful emotions. he is absolutely distraught over what happened to the children and their families. he also wants very much to speak publicly and answer questions. at this stage, however, he has no choice but to be patient and
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defer to the legal process. he cooperated fully with the grand jury and he will continue to cooperate with the investigation as we move forward. he also said the family is not going to be talking anymore. penn state's new president says he will appoint an ethics officer to report directly to him. rodney ericsson is the interim president. he replaced graham spaniard who was fired this week. also assistant football coach, mike mcqueary, is now on administrative leave. he reported the alleged sexual abuse incident to paterno back in 2002. the school says mcqueary has been receiving multiple threats. back on campus, the game will go on today. it's happening just five hours from now. penn state playing nebraska in their final home game of the year. students are being encouraged to stage what they're calling a blue out. mike galanos is there for us. hello to you once again what can we expect in the stadium? they do something traditionally there at the home games, a why
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out. why a blue out today? >> a couple reasons. a blue out, that is the home jersey. the color blue is a color for child abuse to commemorate child abuse victims. because blue is the color of bruises, often these bruises are neglected. that's one of the messages throughout this. it dove tails with what i saw last night at a candlelight vigil. penn state campus, that's where the mayhem began. last night it's where a solemn candlelight vigil took place. these students wanted to put the victims first, send a brand new message from college. speaking of messages, this guy was a superstar playing under sandusky and paterno. levar arrington was emotional as he spoke about what they need to do. let's listen to former penn
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state star levar arrington. >> this is a call. it's our time, and it's duty. this serves as the ultimate wake-up call. if this isn't enough to wake us up and get motivated, and look at one another and be a protector of one another, if this isn't a good enough wake-up call, i don't know what is. leave here tonight with a resolve and an understanding that you possess the power to change things. and i will be there with you. we should all be here with one another because, you know what? we are -- >> penn state. >> love you guys, man. >> reporter: there it is. that's the chant they do at a game. we are penn state it was solemn there. that's the mood. one other thing about levar arrington. he was watching the coverage as
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everything broke loose, joe paterno let go. he said he's been taught to hate what somebody does, but pray for them, but he said concerning jerry sandusky and the allegations, he said that's the closest he's come to hating someone. this is a guy who played for sandusky in the '90s for him. >> all right. mike galanos for us on campus. thank you very much. five minutes past the hour now. we turn to politics and what some are saying is more and more becoming a wide-open race for the republican presidential nomination. paul steinhauser reports, there's no clear-cut leader and the iowa caucus is just around the corner. with just over seven weeks to go to the primary, there's a crowd at the top of the field. >> it's a wide-open field. >> newt gingrich is just four
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points behind mitt romney. when you take into account the survey sampling error, they are all basically tied. >> you have competition. it might be easier for me if i didn't, but i do have competition. i will face other people who will do well. >> another takeaway from both polls, republicans have to the made up their minds. nearly one-fifth of them in each survey say they're undecided on which candidate they're backing. >> i think the american people are looking, asking questions, thinking about it. i think it will stay wide open until january. >> while cain is up at the top, the polls indicate that the harassment allegations he is facing and denying is hurting him as his numbers appear to be dropping. tonight all of them face off on a stage focusing on national
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security and policy. they will tangle again in a week and a half at a cnn debate right here in washington. >> thanks to paul steinhauser. let's go across the country, patience seems to be wearing thin for occupy protesters in some communities. in oakland, california, the city began handing out eviction notices. police and the protesters say the shooting that happened on thursday was not related to the occupy movement but still city leader the are worried about safety at the camp. now the local police union also has tried to encourage the occupy protesters to leave that camp putting out a statement saying the occupy oakland protest, now 30 days old, is taking our police officers out of oakland neighborhoods and away from protecting the citizens of oakland. it's time for us to stop directing all of our efforts at policing the small enclave of oakland. and get back to our job of protecting the citizens of oakland and the neighborhoods where our residents live. similar situation in st. louis
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where protesters are defying the mayor's friday 3:00 p.m. deadline to leave the downtown park. in new york, small business owners and local residents are so fed up with the protesters they are planning now a counter-protest on monday. eight minutes past the hour. president obama just landed in hawaii a couple hours ago. he is there for the world trade summit, apec. we'll have more on the president's trip in just a bit. also part of the president's trip, while he was making his way out to hawaii, he stopped in san diego, took in a basketball game on the deck of an aircraft carrier. one of the coolest things you'll see. we'll have more on what the president is up to. and the major league baseball player kidnapped in venezuela is free and is doing fine. that's according to venezuelan state television. wilson ramos who plays for the washington nationals, was found
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by national security forces about 60 miles from where he was kidnapped. armed men stormed his home and took him on wednesday. the kidnappers never made ransom demands and have not been found. good morning to reynolds wolf now. i see him over there. i've been saying, i don't think i'm overselling this, this is one of the coolest sporting events i've seen. >> it is incredible. you know, i know they've done all kinds of strange things around the country. some involving michigan state. though had a hockey game actually between michigan state and michigan at the football stadium. i would love to see them try a football game on the deck of a carrier. >> maybe that's the next thing to do. we'll have more and show you the pictures and the president there in a moment. again, a game on the aircraft carrier. hello to you. what are you keeping an eye on today? >> we are looking at the weather in san diego, further to the north this morning in los angeles, it's all rain this morning. but in the rockies a combination of heavy snowfall and tropical storm-force winds. some winds topping 60 miles per
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12 minutes past the hour on this cnn saturday morning. san diego hosted one of the coolest events you will see. coolest sporting event last night. the u sshgs sshss car "uss carl converted, put some seats on it. they got a few thousand, 6,000, 7,000, 8,000 -- >> i believe 8,000. >> 8,000 last night. show you the video. north carolina and michigan state. this is the president attending. this is the carl vincent, they turned it into a basketball court. two of the most storied programs in the country. two of the most storied coaches in the country coaching these two teams. this was a basketball game, but this was really a veterans day
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celebration. you're seeing the time lapse video of how they built this stadium, if you will, or court. this was really for the veterans. a nice treat for them. mostly service members in the crowd. you did see the president there. this was to give them a treat. boy, they got one. i was really curious, how are they going to do this? i thought weather might be an issue as well. they didn't shoot too well last night, don't know if that had to do with anything. what a treat. did you see any of this. >> didn't watch a single bit of it, unfortunately. did hear a couple interesting things. the ship's captain talking about when they're on the ocean, how important sports is to the crew, to moral the crew. and how important it is to the players. can you imagine being a 19-year-old player and saying i had a slam dunk on the carl vincent. we were talking before the break
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about putting a football game on one of those. go about ten yards, past the tow da cable, when you get past the f-18 -- >> if you go out of bounds. >> it's a long drop. >> what else you got this morning? are we not doing weather? >> i think we're getting the reynolds wrap. i know we have a lot to talk about not only weather-wise, but what's happening in happy valley, penn state, should be interesting. >> thanks as always, buddy. we are about a quarter past the hour now. going to try to help you not get scammed. our clyde anderson here to tell us about some investment lies out there that people are still falling for. make sure you're not one of them. them. he's with me next. they're cute. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup.
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you some money. >> we can make you a lot of money. a lot of times they name that amount and say all you have to do is this and you can make this money. usually if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. that's what we got to realize and remember. >> are any of these ever legit? if somebody is promising you riches -- >> i have not seen one. >> you would have to get up on saturday morning. >> exactly. >> here's another one. someone saying they have these expert credentials. >> yes. i'm the vice president. i'm the ceo. i'm the head of this corporation. we got this deal for you. if you take advantage of it now. you will not get that. why are they calling you to tell you about this deal? why are they trying to attract you? if i'm the ceo of a company, that's not what i do you step back, think about it and put it in perspective. a lot of times we get caught up in making something.
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27 minutes past the hour. reynolds and i and people who watch the show know we're big sports fans. this whole big joe paterno thing now, there's few schools around the country where you name the school and the first thing that comes to mind is a coach. penn state is one of them. >> no offense to penn state fans, most people don't know what a nittany lion is. post people know joe pa. he's the figure head. i would think and argue, i know they have the president of the university, i would argue he's the most powerful person in the university. >> listen to how one student at
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the school put about the impact joe paterno, a football coach, has had on that school. >> the common theme is that people wish he was allowed to go out on his own time. most agree that he probably missed the ball and should have reported more. i think there was a hope he would go out, get some type of good-bye because he's done so many good things for the campus for the school, both on the football field and off the field. our library is named after him. even academically he made a mark on the university. >> and reynolds, you know this old argument, people will get involved in it, it's just football. the grand scheme of things, these universities are supposed to be there to educate people and get their lives started. so why would football -- why is there so much power and money put into it? the simple answer is frankly money. >> absolutely. >> it's money. >> no question about it. there are so many people who feel a great deal of sympathy, understandably so. we are talking about a legend. a guy coaching the game forever. he's part of college football.
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all that being said, as sympathetic as you might feel for him, he's going towards -- he is going towards his twilight years. we are talking about young boys who are at start of their lives. if this is true, if these allegations end up being true and it's discovered that joe pa was an enabler, no sympathy. >> good point. some other coaches -- when you say duke university. you poll anybody. the first thing out of peoples mouths is what? >> coach k.. >> coach krzyzewski. he has been there for, what? don't know how many years, he's on the cusp now of becoming the all-time winningest coach. that's what happens at universities oftentimes. he's one that the identities are so caught up. eddie robinson at gambling state. ucla, john wooten. you know? this is just how it is. people might not love it, like it, but this is why it's been so em

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