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Homer Bailey Throws 2nd Career No-Hitter; Teen Jailed for Facebook Post; Key Component of Obamacare Delayed; Hostile Holiday Weather

Aired July 3, 2013 - 06:30   ET


CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: You know how I know? Andy Scholes told me, and he's joining us now with more of this morning's "Bleacher Report".

Take us through it, my friend.

ANDY SCHOLES, BLEACHER REPORT: Yes. Good morning, guys. Last night's gem from Homer Bailey was the first no-hitter of the season, and ironically, Bailey also threw the last no hitter of the last season. Now, he's the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter and then another one before anyone else since. His Nolan Ryan did it back in the '70s.

Now, Bailey had his fastballs going all night, striking out nine Giants. He allowed just one walk in the seventh inning. Other than that, he was perfect. Bailey is now the third Reds pitcher to throw more than one no hitter.

Well, Puig mania continues to run wild in Los Angeles. Dodgers rookie phenom and Cuban defector Yasiel Puig homered again last night against the Rockies. He's now hitting .443 with eight home runs and 17 RBIs through 27 games. The big debate now, is should Puig be named an all- star even though he's only played for a month?

Well, according to "The Orlando Sentinel", while Tim Tebow and Aaron Hernandez were teammates at the University of Florida in 2007, Tebow had to play peacemaker during a bar fight that involved Hernandez. A police report from the incident says that Hernandez punched a bouncer in the side of the heat, bursting his eardrum. Tebow apparently tried to, quote, "resolve the conflict" by telling Hernandez to leave the scene and Tebow even offered to pay the bill.

Guys, no charges against Hernandez were ever filed from this incident. Yet another case where we get to see Tim Tebow playing the good guy.

CUOMO: No big surprise about his character. The question is what did people know about Aaron Hernandez before he came into the league.


CUOMO: Andy, thank you very much. I appreciate it.

BOLDUAN: Thank you so much. This is one headline Tim Tebow does not want to be involved in when he's involved in a lot of the headlines. All right. So, if you live on the East Coast, like we do, be prepared to bring your Fourth of July celebrations indoors this year. No fireworks indoors, though, folks. You know that.

Up and down the coast, rain and flooding has made life difficult for drivers and could put a damper on everyone's holiday plans.

Indra Petersons is in the weather center with the forecast. Indra, I don't think you're going to find good news in this one today.

INDRA PETERSONS, AMS METEOROLOGIST: And everyone keeps asking like eeh --

BOLDUAN: Everyone, from makeup room, security, everyone wants to know your thoughts.

PETERSONS: It's not an easy job sometimes. That is very much the case especially in the Southeast, that's where they're going to have it the worst.

Look at the heavy rainfall amounts that are expected not only today but as we go through the weekend, three to five inches along the gulf. The good news, I do have some, Kate, as we go farther into the Northeast, it's turning more scattered in nature and the ridge of high pressure is moving closer, meaning, the immediate coastline probably pretty key the beaches that's where we're seeing the clearing and that's where we're not going to have as much rain.

So, if I can do anything like clear the beach in the Hamptons, I want credit for that -- Kate.

BOLDUAN: Just a small section of the country, some good news.

All right. Go to the beach, everyone. That's what we've learned. Indra, thank you.

CUOMO: All right. We're going to go to break now. When we come back, a parasailing accident critically injures two teenage girls. Is enough being done to prevent accidents like this from happening? We love the sport. Is it safe? We'll tell you about it.

BOLDUAN: And a Texas teacher with a very cool tradition I guess you could say. He's worn the same outfit in his yearbook photo for four decades. He'll be here with that very sweet sweater.

CUOMO: It's a good look, that's why you can keep going with it.

BOLDUAN: You're just jealous.

CUOMO: I like the big collar.


CUOMO: Thou shalt not talk or sleep when this guy's preaching.

BOLDUAN: We heard Sunday smackdown would normally referred to football, right?

CUOMO: Yes, ordinarily. Church is serious, though -- a serious business.


BERMAN: Welcome back to NEW DAY everybody.

We have an update on the 19-year-old man in jail for a Facebook post about shooting up his school. Justin Carter says it was a joke. No one disagrees it was a terrible joke. But police say it was a terroristic threat.

This morning his attorney says a July 16th bond hearing has been set.

CNN's Miguel Marquez has more on that.


JAMES CARTER, FATHER: I just want my kid back. He's my best friend. And I miss him so much.

MIGUEL MARQUEZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Jack Carter devastated his teenaged son behind bars for months facing up to ten years in prison.

CARTER: I just want to tell Justin that we love him and that everybody's here for him and that everything's going to be OK. We're going to -- this is going to be righted.

MARQUEZ: Carter is now getting help, a new legal team taking the case for free. We spoke to attorney Donald Flanary just after meeting his client for the first time.

DONALD FLANARY, ATTORNEY: He's distraught. He's confused. He's sad. You know, this is somebody who has never been to jail before.

MARQUEZ: Justin Carter arrested in February, charged with making a terroristic threat, a felony. The alleged threat says his father came after Justin played the online "League of Legends."

In a post-game Facebook conversation, the person he was chatting with called him F'd up in the head. Carter responded, "I'm F'd up in the head all right I think I'm going to shoot up a kindergarten and watch the blood of the innocent rain down and eat the beating heart of one of them."?

FLANARY: They need to look at the context of what's put online, if they would have, I think they would have seen that it was sarcastic.

MARQUEZ: Jack Carter says Justin was offered a plea deal that would have put him in prison for eight years.

Real consequences for comments made in the virtual world.

Miguel Marquez, CNN, New Braunfels, Texas. (END VIDEOTAPE)

CUOMO: Wow, an eight-year-deal. Why is the parent so upset? Well, remember, the kid's been in jail almost five months. He's facing major felony charges. And in the 8:00 hour we're going to talk to Justin's mother about the fight to free her son.

BOLDUAN: It's time now for a quick check of news making news around the world.

As opposition forces do battle with Syrian government troops, Christians in Syria say they are being targeted but nobody's talking about it.

CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom has more from Beirut.


MOHAMMED JAMJOOM, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: The killing of a Syrian Catholic monk once again raising fears amongst the Christian community in Syria that they are deliberately being targeted in the civil war there. June 23rd, Father Francois Murad (ph) was shot eight times and killed at a monastery in Syria where he sought refuge.

Now, in Syria, Christians are minority. They're often viewed as loyal to the regime of President Bashar al Assad. In recent months, we've seen the kidnapping of two prominent archbishops. Just last week, a car bomb exploded outside a church in Damascus. Many Christians in Syria extremely fearful that they are increasingly coming under attack by Islamic extremists fighting there. Back to you, Kate.


BOLDUAN: Mohammed, thank you so much.

Now, the most popular pontiff in modern history, Pope John Paul II, may be on the verge of sainthood.

Barbie Nadeau has more on that from Rome.


BARBIE NADEAU, CNN CORRESPONDENT: This is really about fast-tracking Pope John Paul II into sainthood. This week, the congregation for the causes of saints approved the second miracle necessary for Pope John Paul II to become a saint. Now, we're waiting for Pope Francis to give his final approval before preparations can be made for a major celebration in Rome that should bring millions to celebrate the sainthood of this beloved man.

Back to you, Kate.


BOLDUAN: All right. We'll be watching that closely, sainthood coming for John Paul II. CUOMO: I know. A lot of people are very excited about that.

Another exciting thing, yes, I'm saying it again, coming up on NEW DAY: a lesson in consistency or deja vu or just love of that high collar?

BOLDUAN: Love that sweater.

CUOMO: Teacher wearing the same thing in the yearbook for decades. Why has he done it? Because he knew it would get him on national television.


BOLDUAN: We'll be right back.


PEREIRA: Welcome back to NEW DAY, everybody.

This morning's must-see moment from the web. Check it out, a Dallas gym teacher Dale Irby has worn the same outfit in his yearbook photo every year for 40 years.

Dale Irby joins us on the phone. Mr. Irby, how are you this morning?

DALE IRBY, DALLAS GYM TEACHER (via telephone): I'm fine. Good morning.

PEREIRA: Now, I understand you just retired this year after teaching since 1973. Does that mean we have to say goodbye to this sharp outfit as well?

IRBY: Probably so. I don't think that I'll be wearing it again.

PEREIRA: Does it fit you, sir?

IRBY: It's pretty snug.


PEREIRA: How did this all come about? I understand your wife is also an educator. You found by mistake you wore it two years in a row way back then.

IRBY: Yes. And then, she, on kind of a dare, she said why don't you wear it the third year just for laughs, and then, we said let's do five years and went from there.

PEREIRA: And it became a thing. Now, what did the students have to say through the years?

IRBY: They didn't pay much attention earlier in the years and the last ten or so. They kind of knew when picture day was coming around because I had children from kindergarten through sixth grade.


PEREIRA: I have to say, it brings a smile to my face. Why this outfit? I mean, you were a gym teacher, I imagine shorts were your uniform of the day.

IRBY: They just said, you know, wear something nice. I -- department store and picked up the shirt and vest and I thought that was stylish.

PEREIRA: Did you come to resent the outfit after a while or no?

IRBY: Well, it just sat in the back of the closet and every two minutes I'd bring it out in October and have the picture and take it back off and put it back in the closet.

PEREIRA: Just to make sure, is it the same sweater every time or did you just -- were you able to pull off buying multiples of them so you have --

IRBY: It's the same sweater. And if you look, you can see some little holes are starting to creep in.


CUOMO: I don't know why you wasted it on just that one day. That is a very --

PEREIRA: You should take that thing out.

CUOMO: It's a very good looking outfit you had there. I think you should have broken that out on a regular.

IRBY: Maybe back in the 1970s it was.

PEREIRA: What do you think of all this attention that you've gotten about this?

IRBY: I think I'm ready for the 15 minutes of fame. It's a good laugh.

PEREIRA: It is a good laugh. We want to say thank you to you, Dale, and your wife, Cathy, also an educator. You guys have been taking care of our kids for a long time now. Enjoy your retirement. All right?

IRBY: Thank you.

PEREIRA: Thanks for joining us here on NEW DAY.

IRBY: Bye-bye.

BOLDUAN: He's like I should be remembered for more in my teaching career than just my sweater.

PEREIRA: He was a beloved teacher, we should say that, a gym teacher at the school. He also drove the bus and all the kids loved him. You know, you always remember your favorite teacher, right? BOLDUAN: He's now my favorite teacher, although my mom.

CUOMO: You got to stick with mom.


CUOMO: -- because I know she's watching.

We got to take a break now. When we come back on NEW DAY, two teenaged girls seriously hurt while parasailing. Is the water sport industry safe enough?

BOLDUAN: And get ready for a holiday soaker. This year's Fourth of July may be a washout for many. We'll have your forecast and we'll try to look for some blue sky in it, coming up.



JIMMY KIMMEL, HOST, "JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE": It's estimated that 150 million hot dogs will be consumed on the Fourth of July. A 100 million at parties and outdoor barbecues and another 50 million eaten right out of the package by a depressed Paula Deen.


KIMMEL: It's true.



CUOMO: It's funny enough we only showed you one today.

BOLDUAN: It's funny enough that you really -- but the number really is astounding if that's accurate, if we can believe it. A 150 million hot dogs going to be consumed.

PEREIRA: That's a lot of hot dogs. Are you going to eat one?

BOLDUAN: Oh, yes. I'll eat at least three.


CUOMO: I go with the brats when we cook.


CUOMO: My wife, Christine, is very tough with the kids on hot dogs.


CUOMO: The hot dog has to have like a fifth grade education and has a good life, you know?


CUOMO: Very tough to get hot dogs. I'm impressed that Jimmy's eye healed so fast, by the way.

BOLDUAN: Actually, we've been tracking that. A little --

PEREIRA: Have you been tracking it?

BOLDUAN: Yes. You can see it every night. It was really black at first.


CUOMO: -- for the holiday.

BOLDUAN: Little TV makeup can do for you.

PEREIRA: I don't know what to say with that. Healed up for the holiday.

BOLDUAN: All right. All right. We've got a new development this morning concerning the president's health care law. A key component of it will be delayed for a year. That provision requires many companies to provide health insurance for their workers or they could face a fine. CNN's Dan Lothian is live at the White House with details. So, laid out for us. What is the administration saying, they're doing and why?

DAN LOTHIAN, CNN WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: What they're saying is that, first of all, these businesses out there who have 50 or more employees had to by next year start offering health insurance to their employees or they would face a very stiff penalties per employee.

And so, what the administration is saying, we'll push that back until 2015, give you a little time, because they were listening to a lot of these concerns from business owners who said that the system for compliance was just too complicated, that they needed more time, and so, the administration is saying we will give you that time, but you should try to start making those changes, nonetheless, in 2014.

We're hearing from the Chamber of Commerce. They are applauding this decision, also from House Republicans who by the way have been trying to get the health care law repealed more than 30 times they've tried to do that. They're saying that this is just another acknowledgment that this whole system is not workable, and that the law needs to be repealed.

BOLDUAN: And just briefly switching gears, Dan. We know that the first family just back for the trip overseas for the trip to Africa, just got back last night, and we've heard anything more from the president, from the White House regarding the violence and the protests and the pressure on President Mohamed Morsi in Egypt.

LOTHIAN: We have not heard anything yet from the White House on that. No doubt this is something that the president is monitoring very closely. It's a sticky situation for the president. Remember, they were very cautious the last time around in 2011 when this White House was trying to figure out what side they would take in the unrest at that time.

And you see a very cautious approach as well with the president acknowledging that what Egypt needed to do, President Morsi needed to do, was sort of abide by the law, to respect these protesters. So, a cautious approach, so far, from the White House, but this is something they're monitoring. We'll be watching as well to see if there any updates from here.

BOLDUAN: Yes, absolutely. And we'll get back with you. Dan Lothian at the White House. Great to see you again. Thanks so much.


CUOMO: Another situation we're watching is this hostile weather. It's like a tale of two coasts from July 4th holiday, scorching heat out west and soaking rain in the east. In fact, a threat of storms and flashfloods up and down the East Coast, literally, could put it down from barbecues, fireworks, but also, just the unsafe and maybe take out some properties. So, let's bring in our Indra Petersons taking a closer look at that. We're all wet here.

INDRA PETERSONS, AMS METEOROLOGIST: It's hard to imagine. For the month of June, all up and down the eastern seaboard, we have set records. And in addition to that, we're really talking about more rain headed this way, hard to believe, but take a look.


PETERSONS (voice-over): Fourth of July is around the corner and flood concerns could damper the holiday fireworks shows. Tuesday's downpour turned this New Hampshire road into a rushing waterway, the same storm dumped two inches of rain in one hour in Lebanon.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I've never seen the roads wash out like this.

PETERSONS: The rain continued into the night.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's just this compounding rain after rain after rain. The ground is saturated. It can't take it.

PETERSONS: Storm after storm buckled roads. Trapped residents had to be evacuated. At the local high school, the Red Cross set up an emergency shelter with dry clothes and food. All the rain along the east coast could let up towards the end of the week.

In Lockport, New York, they're still recovering from last week's storm which dropped more than a foot of rain. The state is seeking FEMA funds to repair the damage.

SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER, (D) NEW YORK: Getting this done will mean FEMA has to declare the federal government has to declare this a disaster area.

PETERSONS: And in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, they're struggling to clean up after a tornado knocked up power and uprooted a string of trees.


PETERSONS (on-camera): We talked about more rain on the way. Take a look at these numbers in addition of what they've already been heavy flooding into the southeast, another two to four inches, even three to five inches closer to the gulf, closer up towards the northeast. We're talking about scattered showers today but no surprise flooding concerns will remain all the way through the weekend.

The only piece of good news we have is high pressure moves closer to the coastline. It actually means a clearing for the immediate coast and the heavier rain will actually push farther in. But I mean, so hard to believe. So much rain already, more on the way, definitely. Not a good story.

BOLDUAN: Keep an eye to the sky as we get ready for the big holiday. Thank you, Indra.

You know what that music means. It means it's time for the "Rock Block," a quick round of the stories you're going to be talking about today. First up, Michaela.

PEREIRA: All right. Let's take a look. First, in the "L.A. Times," too many pain pills. The head of the CDC says doctors are overprescribing narcotics. He says it's putting people at risk for addiction and overdose.

And in the "New York Times," researchers are learning why working out helps reduce anxiety. They say exercise releases a neurotransmitter in lab mice (ph) which inhibits stress inducing activity in the brain.

And the "Wilkes-Barre Times Tribune," Steve Martin (inaudible) demanding Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania where Martin was performing found the comedian's wallet on the street and returned it to him.


CUOMO: He is funny.


CUOMO: Very nice. Very nice.


CUOMO: Poppy Harlow now has got all the business news for us.

POPPY HARLOW, CNNMONEY.COM: Good morning, guys. Happy almost Fourth of July. We're right ahead of the holiday, markets close early today, and you've got investors this morning on edge. Stock futures are pointing lower. Markets getting hit from all sides, folks, concerns about Egypt, oil prices spiking on that Egypt unrest and then major European banks all downgraded this morning.

And, this news from Tiffany, the jeweler, an ex-Tiffany executive accused of having sticky fingers. She's been charged here in New York with stealing $1.3 million worth of jewelry. That includes diamond bracelets, earrings, and pendants.

And electric car maker, TESLA, in the news. The company trying to avoid selling through a traditional dealership system says its petition on to do just that has reached 100,000 signatures. That matters because, guys, the Obama administration has to officially respond to the petition when it reaches that level.

BOLDUAN: Go back to Tiffany's, what?

HARLOW: I know. I know. An ex stealing from --


HARLOW: They were in court yesterday, allegedly, stealing from the company.

BOLDUAN: Be careful. All right. Poppy, thank you so much.

HARLOW: You got it.

BOLDUAN: We're now at the top of the hour, which of course means it is time for the top news.