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SOLEDAD O'BRIEN, CNN ANCHOR: Devastating tornadoes sweep through the Midwest. .. Xeni Jardin is the co-editor of hopedir.info Journalist Miles O'Brien took this moving photo of his little sister Xeni Jardin has information about where you can send condolences and. Posted: 7th March pm PST by Xeni Jardin My partner Miles O'Brien will be appearing on tonight's PBS NewsHour to talk about the.
If I had to pick a favorite documentary, it would be Crumb. This doc soon expands its scope to the Crumb Brothers Maxon and Charles and ends up going many unexpected directions. Wayne Federman is an American comedian, actor, author, comedy writer, and musician. Crumb is a documentary film about the noted underground cartoonist Robert Crumb R. Crumb and his family. It was released in the USA on April 28,having been screened at film festivals the previous year.
Portraits emerge as well of older brother Charles, who committed suicide before the film was released, and youngest brother Maxon, a panhandler who painted to assuage his inner demons. Though filmmaker Zwigoff had the consent of the Crumb brothers, some questioned the ability of the more disturbed brothers to provide that consent. He drove, Tim sat in the passenger seat and me in back, trying to manage a super 8mm movie camera with one hand and a tape recorder with the other. Albert told us that we were driving the route of his first LSD trip inwhen he bicycled home with his Sandoz lab assistant after testing micrograms.
Tim cracked up when I asked Albert if he still had the bicycle. I knew it was gauche of me, but I couldn't resist. A short time later Albert pulled over. On the way to Albert's estate we passed by his home.
That house is where we lived at the time. I never thought I would get home that day. My assistant who had ridden with me at my request asked permission to leave. I told her fine, but in fact I was in a panic. My wife and children were away. It was just me. I barely managed to crawl to my bed. It was the first bad trip, too.
There was no precedent. You must have thought you'd poisoned yourself. But in the end it was good. In the morning it was fantastic. For me, the world changed forever. I would have remained a boring professional psychologist the rest of my life, making money and accomplishing nothing. Instead of being the most dangerous man in the world. Yes, it's getting harder to sort fact from fiction in this week's tabloids, where reality is an inconvenient truth easily avoided. Barry Manilow is caught in a "gay bigamy scandal!
But that wife died in11 years before Keif tied the knot with Manilow. So there was no bigamy. Just a widower getting married, with no scandal. Ellen DeGeneres and partner Portia de Rossi allegedly had a "screeching public fight" that was "caught on camera," the 'Enquirer' claims. But its photo just shows the two women sitting in a car, looking perfectly calm and unflustered. What more proof could you want? Russian Embassy staff "play with sex toys! But as a host of discarded passport applications found in the trash show, the garbage was discarded by visitors to the consulate and anyone walking along the street, so the Kegel balls the reporters claim to have found, "meant to strengthen a woman's vaginal walls and heighten sexual experiences," could have been dumped there by anyone.
Yes, and that's the cover-up. Scandalous indeed - but whose "suspicion" is this? What else could possibly have killed him? Alleged "serial rapist" Bill Cosby has undergone a surgical face lift and skin-lightening treatments "to help charm his sex attack jury," reports the 'Globe,' based on the guidance of a cosmetic surgeon "who hasn't treated the accused predator.
Singer Wynonna Judd "has been hiding a major drug secret - her wild-child daughter has been busted for meth! What was she supposed to do? Take out full-page adverts in the tabloids proclaiming her pride at her daughter's arrest? Comedian Don Rickles, who died earlier this month, "took to the grave" several "shocking secrets" including his disappointment not to become host of 'The Tonight Show,' reports the 'National Examiner.
And maybe just a bit of a broader question here. We are asking -- are we asking too much of these batteries? We know that chips are amazing and they can do all of these things and carry out all of these functions for us, but are we asking -- are the batteries able to keep up?
Well, you could say there's no such thing as a free lunch with -- with engineering. And this is one of the most interesting engineering questions that scientists have now, is to how -- how to pack more power into smaller spaces safely. So, you know, if you're a young person looking into science, this is an interesting place to go. Xeni, good to se you. Thanks for your time. Xeni Jardin is the co-editor of BoingBoing. Sort of take my time and say that. Thanks for joining us. And if you're unsure if your Apple is one of those affected, go to apple.
She said just step away and run. Coming up this morning, a little girl kidnapped, held captive. Eight years later, police say they have found her. How will she ever recover from this ordeal?
We're going to take a closer look this morning. And Oprah uses her millions to make a big difference in South Africa. Opening bell just about to ring on Wall Street this morning. They are clapping ahead of time, as they always do. Oh, it's 20 seconds away. You know, do you know that they go ahead and they motion for them to start clapping? They prompt them to clap?
So they have the effect that everyone is happy, get the day off to And then, a couple of seconds later, the bell rings, sort of like this The Dow Jones Industrials average opens at 11, That's up more than six points yesterday.
And good morning everyone. Let's take you to the newsroom now, Carol Costello is there with a check of the morning headlines. Good morning Tony, good morning to all of you. Afghan's president Hamid Karzai calling for an investigation into a deadly raid that U.
A statement from Karzai's office says he's calling for an inquiry and is saddened by the incident. Afghan police say civilians not Al Qaeda members were killed. The man who says he was with JonBenet Ramsey the night she died spent his first night in a Colorado jail. Right now he's being held in solitary confinement.
Today Karr is expected to find out when his first court appearance in Colorado will be. Northwest Airlines goes to court today to head off a flight attendants' strike. Workers are threatening sporadic walk-outs if they don't get a better contract. Northwest opposed a new contract last month after negotiations failed. Minnesota's governor plans to tour storm-damaged areas of the state today.
These are some of the fierce tornadoes that ripped through southern Minnesota last night. A lot of cleanup there today, no doubt. One person killed when a tornado hit a house about 80 miles south of Minneapolis.
Several others were hurt in the storms. Huge relief for a family in Austria. Natascha Kampusch was 10 years old when she disappeared back in and just this week police say a young woman turned up claiming she had been held captive, and they are certain now that it is Natascha.
She is now 18 years old. The man who allegedly kidnapped her killed himself just hours after she escaped. Police say the girl is talkative, seems calm, seems in good health. How are the emotional scars though going to heal? Joining us this morning in Raleigh, North Carolina, Dr. It's nice to see you Dr. Cooper, thanks for talking with us. It's such a bizarre story. I mean the details, literally each one gets more and more odd.
But the investigators report that this young lady seems to be in good physical condition. And also sounds like she's in good mental condition, too. She's chatting, talking about her experiences, seems very calm, sleeping well.
Does that surprise you? It is somewhat surprising but this is a child who has been victimized for many years. And she may very well have accommodated to the environment that she was imprisoned in. It seems that, from what we know, and it's kind of early in this investigation, obviously, that she was allowed out to do chores and to do some gardening, they talked about as well. And I always wonder, you've heard other cases like this, too, where the captives are sometimes in positions where they could run and scream and get away and get help.
Well, the most common reason that kidnapped children don't take that step is because they have been intimidated to believe that the well-being of their family rests upon their cooperating with the offender.
They are usually told that if they try to escape their family will be killed. So they tend to accommodate to the environment and do the best that they can. There was one officer that they quoted in media reports that said, she believed that the girl had been sexually assaulted but the way she put it was, but didn't realize it.
Is it kind of brainwashing that she's describing? No, I don't think it's brainwashing, I think it's more associated with something called disassociation, where children are able to separate the memory of victimization through sexual abuse from their everyday life. And disassociation can cause long-term problem for the kids once those memories start to resurface.
I know you have worked on high profile cases in some ways similar to this one. Is there, can a person who has been held like this in -- and sadly several cases that we know people were held underground or captive in little cellars as this girl apparently was. Can they really ever integrate back into normal society? I think that a lot will depend upon the child's development. Remember that she was taken when she was only 10 years of age. And her brain was still in a state of development.
We know that the brain's not completely mature until you're nearly 22 years of age. And the presence of humiliation, isolation and deprivation we know can lead to this issue of Stockholm Syndrome where kids or adults begin to become loyal to their captives. The additional factor that this person committed suicide shortly after her escape can lead to guilt and self-blame for this young woman, which may go on to cause her long-term psychological problems.
Some of the details that we know. The room was nine feet approximately by 12 feet littered, crowded with books they said. Some word that maybe he had been teaching her math and how to read and things like that. When you hear those details, what do you make of that?
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It sounds as if this individual had some degree of nurturing desires with respect to this child. However, she was still deprived of peers, of same age children.
And when you have a child who is in that type of environment, they will frequently have impairment of their social skills, their self-help skills, their general knowledge and education, and most importantly their emotional responsiveness.
The reunion with the family. We saw the mother being interviewed and she was crying and she was so -- happy, doesn't even come close to describing how this woman felt. She said I always believed that she was alive.
I always thought my daughter was alive. What's the family's role in kind of making everybody healthy again? I think it's very important for the family to recognize that this child is at very high risk for psychological outcome problems and most families want to put it behind us.
But that is a mistake typically. It's important for them to pursue mental health services for their daughter and to make sure that she can become the well rounded person that she has the potential to be. What a bizarre story but with a happy, happy ending for this -- you know not little girl now, young woman, year-old who escaped, got out and got away and ran for help and made herself known. Sharon Cooper, nice to see you, thanks for talking with us. And coming up, Oprah Winfrey's mission to transform young lives.
It is a complete full circle moment in my life. It is -- I feel like it's what I was really born to do. It's a story you'll see only on CNN. I'm Brooke Anderson in Hollywood. Did the Emmys get it right this year? Criticism over the new voting process and where are the big names?
Talk show host Oprah Winfrey is making a dream come true for hundreds of South African girls.
She's giving them a chance at a free education and making a mark on their lives forever. That's why Oprah is our making their mark newsmaker this week.
What they don't know is that Oprah's about to pay them a visit. Word spreads fast about Oprah's presence in Soweto and the visit is no longer top secret. After all, this is Oprah. Oprah has been coming to South Africa for the past several years, determined to fulfill a promise she made to former president Nelson Mandela or Madeva to most here. This was five years ago. And he said, yes. Set on more than 50 acres of land, it houses more than two dozen buildings and Oprah says she was personally involved in the design and layout of most of them.
The dream for me was to create a school that I would most want to attend. So from the very beginning I sat down with architects and I said, we have to have a library in the fireplace so that the girls can, it can be a place of learning as well as living for them.
We have to have a theater because this is a school for leaders and in order to be a leader you have to have a voice. In order to have a voice you need oration.
So the idea for the school came about based on what I felt would be an honor for the African girls. And all this for free. Free uniforms, free books, free meals. Everything is free at Oprah's school, which brings us back to Soweto and Palessa and Lebohang's house.
Lebohang's mother died of AIDS nearly two years ago. Palessa's mother and grandmother now help feed five hungry mouths. But Oprah sees potential here, the right ingredients for leadership in her leadership academy. The future awaits you. The future awaits you, I agree. I think your future awaits you. Your future is so bright it burns my eyes. Yeah, that's how bright your future is.
Palessa's mother is overwhelmed by Oprah's philanthropy. I was thinking that angels are white and they have wings and you only see angels in heaven. So now I can see we are living in this world with angels. Oprah, you are an angel. Angel from God, I believe in that. And outside the word had spread like wild fire. The Oprah Fan Club had instantly multiplied. Oprah insisted on personally interviewing all the prospective students from schools around the country. Her requirements were simple, the girls had to have better than average grades and they had to come from under privileged homes, much like she did.
I look in their faces I see my own. I was raised by a grandmother, no running water, no electricity, but yet because of a sense of education and learning I was able to become who I am. And I want to do the same for these girls and so I think there's no better place than Africa because a sense of need, the sense of value for education and appreciation for it could not be greater. And in true Oprah fashion, she invited all the finalists to what was supposed to be an informal get together and dropped this bombshell.
I brought you all here today to tell you that you will be a part of the very first class of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy.
And just like that, young lives were transformed in an instant. What does this mean, this moment right now, what does it mean? And that's what all of that fame and attention and money was for. It feels like the complete circle of my life. I don't know what to say. I'm that happy, I'm just waiting for next year. I'm just waiting for that date. It seems that date can't come soon enough for South Africa's best and the brightest here, an all expenses paid top class education.
And all because one woman wanted to help out an old man. We love you, Oprah. Oh my God, those cousins, are they not the cutest girls you've ever seen?
That's so great, good for her. And although girls were picked to attend the school, it will eventually hold classes for girls. Oh that is so great. Hey Daryn, good morning. Can we just rerun that over and over again, where the girls find out they're going to the school. How cute were they? I can't wait for school to start. Actually, we're going to show the story again later on my show so stick around because you can watch it over and over again.
Also coming up, live coverage from New Orleans this Friday morning, days before the Katrina anniversary, engineers reveal possible ways to keep this tragic scene from ever happening again. You'll see their briefing live. Also happening in Louisiana, a white school bus driver accused by parents, did he force the black children to sit in the back?
A matter of the heart would have us build back where we were but the matter of the mind tells us that it's time to go to a higher location and a safer location. We're going to visit with one Episcopal church in Gulfport, Mississippi, they are rebuilding.
This is what it looked like a year ago. They are ready to break ground two and a half miles in, in Gulfport, it is a story that many churches along the gulf coast share from over the last year. A lot of those churches getting help from regular folks who have just been packing up and volunteering and helping them gut and clean up and then rebuild their churches.
It's a great story. All right Daryn, thanks, we'll see you then. Ahead this morning, the continuing controversy over the nominees for this Sunday's Emmy awards. Were the most deserving shows and most deserving stars nominated? Some people are saying maybe not. In this morning's "AM Pop" the prime time Emmy awards are supposed to showcase television's best in show. This year a new nominating procedure though was designed to give a little Emmy love to those in the years past that might have been overlooked.
CNN's Brooke Anderson tells us the new system may be a lost cause. They will never do it this way again, this doesn't work. On the eve of the Emmy's the talk is usually about who is going to win. But this year the focus is on something else. How a change in the voting procedure turned the awards into a case of missing persons.
Worthy series and performers left out of the running. Critics including TV Guide's Mary Murphy say it's all the fault of new rules that put a committee in charge of whittling down the contenders.
I think it backfired on the TV academy. There is no reason that some of the most talented people and the best shows on television shouldn't have been nominated for an Emmy this year. And "Lost" is the number one example. Last year's Emmy winning drama "Lost" didn't even get a nomination. Neither did "Desperate Housewives" for best comedy a top contender last year. The show's main stars were snubbed, too.
And while "House" earned a best drama nomination, star Hugh Lorie ph was left. Call it a medical mystery. Without Hugh Lorie there would be no "House", was not nominated.
In the absence of those mainstays, who stands to take home the gold? I would go with "24", I think it's the year for She's also picking "24's" Kiefer Sutherland to win best actor in a drama. On the comedy side the odds on favorite is "The Office". It just consistently got better week after week after week. Star Steve Carell is the heavy favorite to win best actor in a comedy. This is the role of a lifetime from Kyra Sedgwick. Another lingering question will anyone be watching the Emmys?
It's been moved up this year to a time when audiences may be busy vacationing. My forecast for the ratings, cloudy. So the founders of Hewlett-Packard, ok, take a cross country trip and end up at one of their company's rivals. That and an early look at trading. Jennifer Westhoven is here "Minding your Business" this morning.
Good morning, do you want to start with business first or these guys? You pick it, you pick it, it's Friday, come on. Bad news first, right, that's the stock market unfortunately. Well we have two things that haven't been looking so great for stocks today. There's the Dow off by 16 points, 11, That's not bad right, that's barely a loss at all.
But what markets might be keeping their eye on today is the price of oil because it's been pointing higher on two concerns here, one that is close to home which is that depression that looks like it could become a tropical storm in the Caribbean, and you know after last year there's a lot of concern what it could do to the oil rigs and the platforms down in the Gulf of Mexico.
But also far away Nigeria, you know that of course a big oil producer and the violence there has been getting worse. Recently unions have said maybe the workers shouldn't be there. Well now three workers have gone missing. So the output from Nigeria has gone down as it gets -- the situation there just gets a little more frightening and potentially violent.
So, that has oil prices up a bit. That can be a depressant on stocks. So to counter that, we'll go to this HP story.