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NEW DAY SATURDAY
Estimated 1,200 Killed In Typhoon; Typhoon Heading To Vietnam; Martin Macneill: Guilty Of Murder; Ted Cruz Makes Late Night Debut; FDA Moves To Ban Most Trans Fats; Three Navy Officials Charged in Bribery Case; Culture of the NFL Locker Room; Most Successful Twin in Tennis History; Schools Crack Down on Cyber Bullying; Gary Sinise Honors Veterans Year-Round
Aired November 9, 2013 - 08:00 ET
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: One is missing is my eldest daughter. I hope she's alive. We're hoping that she is alive.
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BLACKWELL: Just one family's story of the sheer panic and fear as thousands of families are desperately searching for the missing. Typhoon Haiyan is ravaging the Philippines.
PAUL: That massive storm isn't done yet either, which part of what's so frightening. This as humanitarian agencies are making their way in. We are live in one of the hardest hit areas.
All right, we have a lot to tell you of things that are going on overnight. If you are just waking up, we are so glad to have your company. I'm Christi Paul.
BLACKWELL: I'm Victor Blackwell. It's 8:00 here on Saturday, November 9th. Welcome to this NEW DAY SATURDAY.
We are starting with the staggering new death toll estimates coming out of the Philippines in wake of what was super typhoon Hhaiyan. Now it is still a typhoon, just not a super typhoon anymore. The Philippine Red Cross says it estimated that as many now as 1,200 people have been killed by the monster storm.
A Red Cross official tells CNN that 1,000 of the victims died in the hard hit city of Tacloban. That is where CNN's Paula Hancocks is. She reports that desperate parents, imagine this, desperate parents are just searching for children who were literally torn from their arms by the rushing water and the wind.
PAULA HANCOCKS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Loreta Isanan lost three of her daughters in a matter of seconds. The storm surge from Typhoon Haiyan tore them from her husband's arms, aged 15, 13 and 8, only two bodies have been found. MARVIN ISANAN,BEREAVED FATHER: Only one missing is my eldest daughter. I hope she's alive. I hope that she is alive and she was -- dumping somewhere, but she is alive.
HANCOCKS: This woman became emotional as she remembers seeing bodies float past her home. She says she was on the roof to avoid the water. They are just some of the victims congregating at the Tacloban airstrip. Many have walked for hours to get their first food since the storm. It's become the military's staging area, the first aid center is set up for cuts and bruises, but they can do little for a serious gash to the head. One of the priorities restoring communications.
PETER GALVEZ: From today, hopefully within 48 hours, we are now relying on satellite phones.
HANCOCKS (on camera): As we move inland, we come across more bodies. This is the local chapel here, which is effectively being turned into a morgue. Inside there are nine bodies, five of them are children.
(voice-over): The military planes that bring life essentials in, take the body bags out. As well as the injured that needs to keep their hope for the future. Paula Hancocks, CNN, Tacloban in the Philippines.
PAUL: Our thoughts and prayers go to all of those people. Keep in mind, I mean, to give you some perspective, this storm was three and a half times more powerful than Hurricane Katrina and with supplies running out, there are reports of looting. Rescue teams are facing enormous challenges there. CNN's Andrew Stephens who rode out the typhoon has more for us.
ANDREW STEVENS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): The devastation in this city is staggering. No building escaping damage. The destruction caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan is everywhere. It left the city cut off from the rest of the country as people are increasingly desperate. Roads are still impassable. All communications are down. Medical supplies are running out. Food and water are becoming scarce. Reports of looting are widespread.
It's impossible at this stage to estimate the cost in human life. We have seen bodies on the streets and we have seen bodies washing up on the beaches. The Philippines interior minister can only say the number of deaths will be high. It is estimated that perhaps 1 million people live along the low-lying coastline, the majority of them in rough built shacks.
If they could have withstood the winds, they would not have survived the storm surge. A huge, perhaps, 5 meter wall of water that spread across the city at the height of the storm at devastating speed. The water receded as quickly as it came leaving a trail of destruction. People have been warned to evacuate, but not everybody took the advice.
The priority here now is to clear the road to the airport so relief supplies can start moving in. Twenty four hours after the storm, the first military helicopters began arriving, but it will be a massive task ferrying in food and supplies for so many. In the meantime, the people of Tacloban City search for food and water and for missing loved ones.
PAUL: Andrew Stevens joins us over the phone from Tacloban City right now. Andrew, what are you seeing at this hour? I mean, we noticed that the death toll in a matter of two hours went from 100 to 1,200. Help us understand what is going on there?
STEVENS: That is not surprising at all. This city is completely cut off and has been cut off until the last few hours until the military planes have been arriving. So information has been very, very hard to come by. There is no mobile phone coverage. Only now have we been beginning to see just how the broad and devastating this storm has been in terms of human life.
Now that 1,200 figure is totally at this stage still a conservative figure. I would say it is estimated. It will still likely to rise significantly higher. The reason for that is I have come back today from the shore or the coastline, which is a low-lying city. There are thousands and thousands of sort of shanty huts built along the coast and beach.
They have basically gone. It is just a swath of debris and shattered wood and personal belongings. Even though people were told to evacuate, many didn't. I didn't see a lot of signs of organized searching. It seemed to be people just looking for their loved ones.
As the search gets under way and more rescuers get in here, we will see the death toll rise. That storm surge was absolutely deadly and at the height of the storm, if people wanted to leave, there was no way they could.
PAUL: Well, Andrew Stevens, we will be thinking about you and the crew and all of the people there. Our thoughts with everyone there, thank you so much for letting us know what's going on.
BLACKWELL: Well, in the Philippines, they are searching for the living, counting the dead. Now Typhoon Haiyan is going on to Vietnam. CNN's Alexandra Steele is now in the CNN Weather Center. Alexandra, when is Haiyan expected to hit Vietnam? Because we have seen what is terrible in the Philippines, but it could be as bad in Vietnam.
ALEXANDRA STEELE, AMS METEOROLOGIST: Well, listening to those reports, seeing that imagery, right, the frightening nature of it. Can you only imagine the people in Vietnam waiting as this comes to them? It is coming. It will come tomorrow. The good news, it is not a super typhoon anymore. Here is what it was as it raked over the Philippines and saw the damage and destruction. With super typhoon, it has maximum winds of 150. They are down to 120 miles per hour. It has certainly weaken, which is the good news. Right now, this is where it is in the South China Sea. It is now heading toward Vietnam to Denang, a major port city to Hanoi, of course, the capital. We are talking about millions of people impacted, but not the severity but still obviously quite strong.
Right now, the winds -- this is like a cat three now in our scale, 120 miles sustained winds, 150 mile per hour wind gusts, but certainly still substantial. It is moving northwest at 21. You can see it. Expectation now tomorrow, early tomorrow to get to Denang, and then of course, to move further north, kind of just move up right up the Vietnam coast.
And there is it will be Hanoi on Monday with 40 mile per hour sustained winds. So significantly less winds, but the terror is there. This is all very lying as well especially tomorrow, it will be quite impactful.
BLACKWELL: We'll watch that. Alexandra Steele, thank you for that.
PAUL: More breaking news overnight, a Utah jury found Dr. Martin Macneill guilty of the murder of his wife's back in 2007. His daughters wept uncontrollably as the verdict was read, but those were kids' gratitude and relief that Macneill would be punished for killing their mother. There was their reaction right there. CNN's Jean Casarez has more on the verdict.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We, the jury, reviewing the evidence and testimony in the case by the defendant as to count one, murder, guilty and as to count two, obstruction of justice, guilty.
JEAN CASAREZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Screams of emotion echoed through the tense courtroom as Martin Macneill heard his fate sealed, seven long years after the drowning death of his wife, Michelle, in their family bathtub, her daughters and sister shaking and sobbing uncontrollably as they shed bitter sweet tears.
JILL HARPER SMITH, VICTIM'S NIECE: When it happened, we said did we hear that right? It is so surreal. We have been waiting for this for so long.
CASAREZ: After 14 days of testimony, it took the eight-person jury nearly 11 hours to come to a verdict. Despite relying on circumstantial evidence, Prosecutor Chad Grunander had told the jury to do the right thing.
CHAD GRUNANDER, PROSECUTOR: We are absolutely thrilled. It is an amazing moment to meet with the family. This has been so long in coming for them, an emotional. I think they sound Alexis Somers to be totally credible. I think they believed her, such a wonderful, strong woman, who did not give up on her mother.
CASAREZ: Macneill's daughter, Alexis, was the impetus behind the case and pursued her father's prosecution with a vengeance. The verdict was her victory.
ALEXIS SOMERS, VICTIM'S DAUGHTER: We are so happy he cannot hurt anyone else. We miss our mom. That courtroom was full of so many people who loved her and I looked around. It was full of everyone who loved my mom. I can't believe this is finally happened. We are so grateful.
CASAREZ: Friday's closing argument by Prosecutor Chad Grunander convinced the jury that as a doctor and lawyer, Macneill had the motive, means and opportunity to kill his wife. It was planned all along, he said, and Macneill left plenty of clues along the way. Prosecutors proved Macneill plied his wife with a deadly dose of drugs after insisting she have a facelift then held her head underwater in the bathtub until she drowned. All so he could marry his mistress, Gypsy Willis.
GRUNANDER: There's about an hour and a half period of time where no one really knows where Martin is, rush home. Take care of your business. Give Michelle the drugs. Fix her up a bath. Get her in the tub. Hold her head down for a little while and help her out.
CASAREZ: Defense Attorney Randy Spencer spent a year preparing for the trial, devastated by the outcome.
RANDY SPENCER, DEFENSE ATTORNEY: Of course, I'm disappointed, but I don't have any comments right now.
CASAREZ: Macneill faces 15 years to life for the murder of his wife of 30 years.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: What do you want to say to Michele right now?
LINDA CLIFF, MICHELE'S SISTER: I love you, Michele. I'm glad we could do this for you. I felt her with us in there.
CASAREZ: Martin Macneill's sentencing is set for January 7th, 2014. As far as Gypsy Willis, she was the other woman in all this. She also was a star witness for the prosecution. They were supposed to get married, she and Dr. Martin Macneill. But Victor and Christi, they never did because they both were convicted of identity fraud in regard to one of his daughters. They spent time in federal prison in Texas, separate prisons. Now Gypsy will probably never see him again because Martin Macneill is facing life.
PAUL: All right, Jean Casarez, thank you so much. We appreciate it. For more on the Macneill verdict, by the way, including testimony from this riveting trial, just head over to cnn.com.
BLACKWELL: He has one foot in Hollywood, may be on his way to a run in 2016.
PAUL: Yes, we have Senator Ted Cruz's conversation with Jay Leno. It's probably not what you think it was going to be.
BLACKWELL: And hearts everywhere rejoice. The government finally puts the squeeze on the artery-clogging trans fats.
BLACKWELL: It's 16 minutes after the hour. Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz, he is working again to raise his national profile and this time in an appearance on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno.
PAUL: That of course is only feeding these rumors that he is eyeing the 2016 presidential bid. Let's bring in CNN's Erin McPike in Washington. Erin, good morning to you. Cruz is -- you know, a lot of people are saying he is the butt of a lot of jokes. Leno had a pretty serious conversation with him about some serious issues.
ERIN MCPIKE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Christi and Victor, Ted Cruz and Jay Leno sure did have a serious conversation. Cruz talked about the history of the Republican Party and the economy and entrenchment in Congress. He doubled down on why he pushed for the shutdown saying it was President Obama who would not compromise. So here he is last night. Take a listen.
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JAY LENO, HOST, "THE TONIGHT SHOW": I have been reading a lot -- about you lately. They describe you as aggressive and abrasive, accurate?
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MCPIKE: But when a U.S. senator goes on a high profile show like Jay Leno's, it is guaranteed to get some attention. When I asked Ted Cruz's office yesterday about his latest stop, his spokeswoman told me what media tour? Well, on top of that, he traveled to South Carolina this past Monday to meet with some Evangelical leaders there. So he is certainly laying down some markers to at least keep the option open of running in 2016 -- Christi and Victor.
BLACKWELL: OK, so Erin, Texas elected Cruz to the Senate last November, do they like this kind of contrarian spin on politics? He definitely has a unique style.
MCPIKE: Texas Republicans, I would say, by and large, do. But that's not entirely true in all of Texas. You may remember a few weeks ago, the "Houston Chronicle" rescinded its endorsements of Ted Cruz. I would also point out that nationally a lot of Republicans are really angry at Ted Cruz for the shutdown. They blame him.
We heard from some Ken Cuccinelli advisers who just lost the Virginia governor's race early this week to Terry McAuliffe, the Democrat. They are kind of blaming the shutdown on that. We have heard Chris Christie sort of go after Ted Cruz and his strand of Republicanism. So I am sure if both Ted Cruz and Chris Christie run for president in 2016, I'm sure we will see some fireworks on the debate stage there.
BLACKWELL: Well, if nothing more, he is definitely raising his name recognition. CNN's Erin McPike is in Washington this morning. Thank you. PAUL: All right, is this on your plate today? Doughnuts or cookies or maybe not pies or fries, but those are just some of the foods that maybe loaded with trans fats. Those are about to change. Alexandra Field has a preview of what is coming up. Hi, Alexandra.
ALEXANDRA FIELD, CNN CORRESPONDENT: The FDA is staking the steps to ban those harmful trans fats. We will tell you who could be force to rework their recipes. In New York, I'm Alexandra Field. That is coming up on NEW DAY SATURDAY.
BLACKWELL: If you are having pancakes for breakfast, maybe a Danish or muffin, it all sounds good. But the FDA's push to ban trans fats could forever change your breakfast and some of your other favorite foods.
PAUL: Yes, we are not just talking about what you are buying at the supermarket either. I mean, this could have a huge impact on your local bakery and maybe your favorite croissants. CNN's Alexandra Field has more from New York.
THOMAS GENCARELLI, BROTHER'S QUALITY BAKER: We haven't changed recipes in 40 years. Everything is old school, old fashion.
FIELD (voice-over): New federal regulations could soon force Thomas Gencarelli to change the way he's always made the doughnuts at Brother's Quality Bakery goods in New Jersey.
(on camera): This is how you make the doughnuts?
GENCARELLI: This is where we fry the doughnuts inside this oil.
FIELD (voice-over): That oil is all purpose vegetable shortening. It contains artificial trans fats, which the Food and Drug Administration is now taking steps to ban. The American Medical Association calls that a life-saving move that can help keep the public healthy.
Anthony says there are no trans fats in most of his baked goods. For the health benefits, he supports a trans fat ban even it means changing some of the recipes in his bakery even if it means getting rid of a top selling Italian pastry.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Without it, you are not going to get this type of flakiness in the dough.
FIELD: Trans fats is found in processed foods made with partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. It's been linked to heart disease and for years now, it's been under attack. In 2007, New York City banned restaurants from using artificial trans fats and in recent years, more and more fast food chains and food manufacturers are voluntarily moved the switch to healthier oils.
DAN GLICKMAN, FORMER AGRICULTURE SECRETARY: I don't think it is really a taste issue. It was cheaper for the food companies to do this over the years, but now most of the science says we have to get it out of the food supply.
FIELD: Not everyone agrees. In New Jersey, Gencarelli says every year he uses 15,000 pounds of shortening with trans fat in order to get time-tested recipes just right.
GENCARELLI: It will change the taste of the doughnuts and quality of the doughnut. It will change the texture.
FIELD: Gencarelli believes there is no need for new regulations. It is always been up to consumers to practice moderation.
GENCARELLI: I believe it's not going to kill you as long as you don't eat a pan of doughnuts.
BLACKWELL: So Alexandra is with us now. What's the cost? I mean, this could be passed on to the consumer. The cost of eliminating the trans fats from more foods. If there's a ban, will we have to pay more?
FIELD: Well, Victor, the bakers that we've spoke to say they won't know what their costs will be until they plays around with the recipes and see what substitutes they might us. But the former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman, who you heard from that piece, he points out that a lot of the fastfood chains have been using these substitutes for years without noticeable impact on food prices.
PAUL: Alexandra Field, thank you so much. We appreciate it. I hope we didn't ruin your breakfast now.
BLACKWELL: Still to come on NEW DAY, embattled football star, Richie Incognito, is spending time away from Miami after the Dolphins suspended him in a bullying scandal. It's really rocked the NFL. We have the latest on that just ahead.
PAUL: Hope you are able to just relax here this morning at the bottom of the hour. Welcome back. I'm Christi Paul.
BLACKWELL: I'm Victor Blackwell. Here are five things you need to know for your NEW DAY. Up first, the new estimate that 1,200 people may have been killed by a monster typhoon that battered much of the Philippines and those numbers are coming from the Philippine Red Cross. The toll from Typhoon Haiyan could go even higher. The storm tore buildings to shreds and rescue crews are trying to get a hand on which areas have been hardest hit and cut off by Haiyan. It is now on course for Vietnam.
PAUL: Number two, Martin Macneill could spend the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty of murdering his wife back in 2007. His daughters wept uncontrollably as the verdict was read. They suspected Macneill of killing their mother so he can be with his mistress. He is facing sentencing on January 7th.
BLACKWELL: Number three, a grand jury in New York has indicted 11 people in connection to violent confrontation between an SUV driver and a swarm of bikers. And one of those indicted is a police detective who was off duty and riding with the bikers back on September 29th. Now the bikers were accused of assaulting the SUV driver in front of his wife and two-year-old daughter after he hit three bikers.
PAUL: Number four, diplomats are inching closer to a breakthrough deal on Iran's nuclear program. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to take part in today's talks in Geneva. But British envoy says there's been quote, "Very good progress". Several issues though still need to be resolved and Israel's prime minister says the proposed deal is, quote, "Very dangerous."
BLACKWELL: Number five now, the "USS Gerald Ford" will be christened at Newport News, Virginia this morning. The late president's daughter Susan will break the traditional bottle of champagne on the bow. Now the Navy says the aircraft carrier is state of the art and is scheduled to sail the seas until 2057.
PAUL: We should point out not everyone in the Navy is celebrating this weekend on the heels of these bizarre bribery scandals that has rocked fleets really across the globe.
BLACKWELL: Yes three Navy officials now charged with selling classified information in turn for prostitutes, free travel and even Lady Gaga tickets.
CNN's Kyung Lah has the details of this bizarre story.
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KYUNG LAH, CNN CORRESPONDENT (on camera): The U.S. Attorney is implicating you in a bribery scheme.
(voice over): Dressed in civilian clothes for court.
COMMANDER MICHAEL MISIEWICZ, U.S. NAVY: I'm sorry I can't comment.
LAH: Fleet Commander Michael Misiewicz had nothing to say about his role in the suspected multi-million dollar international bribery scheme. Prosecutors say Commander Michael Misiewicz received thousands of dollars in gifts.
In Tokyo, tickets to see "Lion King"; in Thailand, more tickets, this time to Lady Gaga. Then there were prostitutes and free hotel rooms. Why? This man, Malaysian businessman Leonard Glenn Francis known as "Fat Leonard" for tipping the scales at more than 400 pounds -- Francis runs defense contracting firm Glenn Defense Marine Asia that helps port U.S. naval ships.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Specialized team of professionals --
LAH: Prosecutors say Fat Leonard and Misiewicz became close friends over private e-mails calling each other "Big Bro" and "Little Bro". After Misiewicz received some gifts the government says a Fat Leonard associate eventually declared "We've got him." Prosecutors say the two men moved U.S. Navy ships around East Asia like chess pieces using classified information, ending up at ports where Francis' firm would over bill the U.S.
CAPTAIN KEVIN EYER, U.S. NAVY (Ret.): I think it would be fair to say that they were seduced by -- by Mr. Francis.
LAH: Retired Navy Captain Kevin Eyer understands this like few others. He served 30 years and was a commanding officer of the ship in Asia that frequented some of the same ports where Fat Leonard operated. He even attended parties with the lavish businessman.
(on camera): Having looked this man in the eye, can you see how that seduction could happen?
EYER: I do. He's very charming. He is very social. You know where as I might go, I might be at this party and I'll have a Budweiser. No, Leonard is drinking Dom Perignon.
LAH: Only for finest for Francis says Captain Eyer. The big man loved the big life from fast cars, women and travel. And he seemed eager to share with his military friends. In court, Francis appeared next to his alleged co-conspirator trading in his tuxedo for a gilled (ph) jumpsuit and shackles.
EYER: You can kind of see how, if you fell into the mode of socializing with him, it might be possible to get swept up by that. And that's why you know so many military officers are a little bit wary of him.
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LAH: Court documents reference a wolf pack. It's unclear how many other people that pack includes and how far this will widen. As far as the three officers who have been charged, they all plead not guilty -- Christi and Victor.
PAUL: All right. Kyung Lah thank you so much.
BLACKWELL: All right. Turning to the Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin says he was bullied in the locker room. Now the abuse may go far beyond racial slurs. Martin's lawyer released a statement alleging a Dolphins player threatened to take part in the gang rape of his sister.
PAUL: Here is what the lawyer writes quote, "Beyond the well- publicized voice-mail with its racial epithet, Jonathan endured malicious physical attack on him by a teammate and daily vulgar comments. These facts are not in dispute," unquote.
BLACKWELL: Now the Dolphins have indefinitely suspended Richie Incognito during this bullying investigation. Well this tape from TMZ shows Incognito's rowdy, vulgar personality on display in a Fort Lauderdale bar. Watch. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
RICHIE INCOGNITO, MIAMI DOLPHINS: Mike Pouncy's my (EXPLICIT DELETED)
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Listen, I need a best man at my wedding.
INCOGNITO: (EXPLICIT DELETED).
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PAUL: All right. Let's talk with NFL Network analyst Shaun O'Hara. Shaun you retired from the NFL in 2010 after playing with the New York Giants and the Cleveland Browns. We're so glad you're joining us from Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. Thanks for being with us. Help us understand, will you Shaun -- you know the mentality or the culture in a locker room.
SHAUN O'HARA, NFL NETWORK ANALYST (via telephone): Well, you know, it's tough to really put your finger on every locker room because there are 32 of them in the NFL. And each one kind of has its own personality.
But I will say that in all of the locker rooms that I was in throughout my NFL career, you know the players really took ownership as to how we took care of each other and how we handled issues and also how we handled the young guys.
And you know when I was with the Giants, you know, our mind set and really it started at the top with Tom Coughlin, our coach. He talked about the fact, listen, I don't want -- I don't want any hazing of our rookies. I understand that we need to teach them how -- how to go about doing their job and how to be prepared in an NFL manner. But you know we never really tried to physically challenge these rookies because we were counting on them to help us win football games.
But that being said, as a player in the NFL and in the locker room, I understood and I needed to make these young guys understand that we're counting on you. And so, you know, for people that never experienced being -- playing in the NFL and on Sundays, how mentally demanding the game is, everybody understands physically how tough the game is. But mentally, how tough the game is through training camp from week to week in the NFL during the season, changing of the game plans -- the emotional roller coaster of a win and a loss, the ups and downs -- those things are mentally exhausting.
And that's why you see so many times veteran players with the young players, the rookie players, trying to challenge them mentally both in, you know, listen do you know your plays. I'm going to quiz you. I'm going to challenge you and make sure that you understand what you're doing because you can't go out on that field and you can't play for us if you can't mentally handle the playbook, if you can't handle the aspects of the game.
O'HARA: And as an offensive lineman (ph), you are counting on the guy next to you to be able to do his job so you can do your job. And -- and on top of all of that, the physical nature of the game it demands so much from each other. So it's a very pressure-packed environment because of the nature of the game.
But as players, you always had to have a little bit of a compass as far as what we're doing for the betterment of the team and as long as the team was always the goal and team concept, then that was where how we knew whether it was right or wrong.
BLACKWELL: Shaun, let me ask you this, because there are thee reports that Richie Incognito was asked to toughen up Jonathan Martin. What does that look like and how common is that? You said you want to make sure they know their plays, but toughen them up. Is that something that would look like this? I mean we have just a few seconds left.
O'HARA: Well, I think that when I hear coaches say that or when I hear reporters saying that I understand what they mean. And what they are saying is we need you to make sure that he is accountable. And we need you to help him understand what it takes to play in the NFL.
Now that doesn't mean you tie him up to a goal post and let's beat him up and let's make him endure any physical pain. But you know this whole situation is very unique. I've never seen anything like this. I've never heard of something like this where a player felt like this was beyond the point of recuperation, you know, where he didn't -- he didn't feel comfortable that he could go to his teammates. Because you know, the reports, all the information that is still coming out, it seems like Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin had a relationship and a friendship that you would have thought that they had the opportunity to have a conversation and a discussion about it and for whatever reason that didn't take place.
BLACKWELL: All right. Former New York Giants player and NFL Network analyst Shaun O'Hara; thank you so much for giving us a look inside the locker room and the culture of the NFL teams and what happens in this toughening up process. Good to have you this morning.
O'HARA: All right. Thank you.
BLACKWELL: Now you can see Shaun on the NFL game day on the NFL Network every Sunday. Again we appreciate Shaun's insights.
PAUL: All right. Have you heard about this? Parents, you are not the only ones apparently tracking your kids on the computer. Now some schools are cracking down on cyber bullying by monitoring social media. Critics say, you know what that violates student privacy. So up next we're going to talk about whether some schools have really gone too far and how you can protect your child.
BLACKWELL: They are brothers, identical twins, and the most successful doubles team of all time. Here is this week's "Open Court."
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Meet the greatest double act in tennis history -- Bob and Mike Bryan. They are the current holders of the Australian Open, French Open, and now Wimbledon. Oh and they won something else too -- the Olympics. What's more remarkable they are still dominating the game despite a recent new off-court commitment.
Meet Michaela Bryan, Bob's one-year-old daughter and perhaps the youngest member of the world doubles tour. And it's clear the best tennis players in the world like having her on two or two they regularly post for photos with Michaela. The family have then tweeted them out with caption creating a social media sensation.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's a big thing to have a picture with her. Now she's got 10,000 followers. And her Twitter page has blown up.
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PAUL: Forty-five minutes past the hour right now. Thanks for being with us.
A 15-year-old Florida girl accused of cyber bullying has been arrested and charged with aggravated stalking. Police say this suspect sent hundreds of threatening texts to three students. Her arrest is just the latest in a recent string of cyber bullying cases.
Remember last month, Florida officials arrested two girls in connection with the death of Rebecca Sedwick. Rebecca took her own life after she was bullied.
Now, some schools want to help protect students by monitoring social media accounts. But does it violate student privacy? That's the question a lot of people are asking.
CNN digital correspondent Kelly Wallace joining us from New York. Good morning to you -- Kelly.
KELLY WALLACE, CNN DIGITAL CORRESPONDENT: Good morning -- Christi. Good to be with you.
PAUL: So, we look at this and think all right -- how, first of all, are they going to implement this? You know, monitoring these students? What kind of tools are out there.
WALLACE: Well, you know some schools like the Glendale School District in suburban Los Angeles and others are either hiring technology firms or getting the technology themselves to monitor what students are posting publicly on places like Twitter and Facebook and other social media platforms.
What they are looking for, they can look for key words. Any words associated that might be associated with cyber bullying, with suicide, with drug use. If they see a problem, they can go and look at the user history. Go see and -- where that student has been. Look at their activity logs. Look at everything they've typed and where they have been. Christi, the Glendale School District says this technology allowed it to successfully step in when a student was talking about ending his life on social media. So there are real implications here.
All right. So from a legal perspective though, does monitoring social media violate student privacy?
WALLACE: Oh my God -- that is the mine field, right?
WALLACE: We posted this on CNN's Facebook page and, you know, it blew up really. A majority of people say this is totally a violation of students' rights. And school officials say it's really unclear where -- what authority the schools have. One state might side with school officials and say this is ok. Another state might say this is, you know, a violation of free speech and an infringement on students' rights. So the legal area is still a very gray area right now.
PAUL: So is social media monitoring the wave of the future for schools? Is that it?
WALLACE: You know, the technology companies I talked to say they expect many more schools to start doing this and using the technology. But school officials aren't so sure, Christi. They say logistically monitoring millions of students, schools don't necessarily have the budget, the staffing, the legal issues. Other schools say really the best thing is more of a PR campaign like getting the message out to parents and students that if they see anything dangerous, suspicious, of concern online, they should report it immediately.
PAUL: Yes. And I'm wondering how parents are feeling about this because they may not want people to be looking at their kids. What do they say to that?
WALLACE: You know, I know. And that -- that is a concern. They have this concern that they don't necessarily want people looking at their kids, that they need to do more and want to do more. And that's, you know, kind of the issue, Christi. You would be surprised there are so -- there are a lot of parents who don't know what their kids are doing when it comes to social media --
WALLACE: -- networking. And that they should talking with their kids and really understanding what they are doing; talk to them about the risks. And that open communication is a way to keep kids safe in the long run.
PAUL: Oh yes, Kelly Wallace, thank you so much. I know -- I mean this is such an important conversation to have. Thank you.
WALLACE: It sure is, Christi.
PAUL: And to learn more about cyber bullying and how you can protect your child, go to CNN.com/Kelly Wallace.
BLACKWELL: The childhood home of rapper Eminem catches fire in Detroit. The report on efforts to save it just ahead.
But first --
PAUL: Poppy Harlow has a preview of "YOUR MONEY" coming up at 9:30 Eastern. Good morning -- Poppy.
POPPY HARLOW, CNN BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT: Hey there Christi and Victor.
Take a look at all of this. It could soon be off shelves. The question is, are trans-fats so dangerous to your health that it's time to make them illegal? Our Dr. Sanjay Gupta will join me on an all new "YOUR MONEY" at 9:30 a.m. Eastern, right here on CNN.
PAUL: On this Saturday morning, we are taking you to Detroit. The childhood home of rap artist Eminem -- you see there -- it has been damaged by fire. Firefighters responded to the blaze on Thursday night. We understand that they no longer own that house, Eminem's family. But it does appear on the cover of his latest album.
Earlier this year, the 757 square foot home was auctioned on eBay for $500,000. It did not receive bids. And investigators are still trying to figure out what caused that fire.
BLACKWELL: Let's stay in Detroit for a moment because in the second season finale of "PARTS UNKNOWN" Anthony Bourdain is going to take us on a tour of the Motor City to see how the city's failing economy has changed the landscape and the lives of people who live there. Here is a preview.
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ANTHONY BOURDAIN, CNN HOST: Maybe the worm started to turn here -- the Packard Automotive Plant. Opened in 1903, it was considered the most advanced facility of its kind anywhere in the world -- huge, epically proportioned. I mean 3.5 million square feet. Now, one man lives here -- Al Hill.
ALAN HILL: My name is Alan Hill. Welcome to my home. This room here is the former Packard Motor Car Company. I started living here about seven years ago. At that time, I was semi-apprehensive about the place and going-ons around here but it turned out it's about as peaceful as the North Woods. Not having a credit card or mortgage payment or car payment is a real blessing.
There's a few nails here so --
HILL: What's happened here in Detroit is unfortunate, but it is a sign of the times. You find out that not only does it take a village to raise an individual, it takes an entire world to support one city. One city's suffering or one community's suffering, the entire world should pitch in and help elevate it instead of sit there stare at it.
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PAUL: Get more insight into the decline of Detroit this Sunday at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.
And wait, there is more. Anthony is hosting a live one-hour show after the finale live from Las Vegas. You don't want to miss that.
Well, some say Dr. Martin MacNeill thought he could outsmart everyone. And now the jury had its say. His plot caught up with him. They found him guilty of murdering his wife. We're going to break down the verdict just ahead.
And just a reminder for you, Monday is Veterans Day. Of course, we want to recognize the men and women who have served in our Armed Forces. We are so grateful to all of them.
Emmy award-winning actor Gary Sinise is trying to honor veterans every day though. So Chris Cuomo tells us how Sinise and his iconic Lieutenant Dan are impacting our world.
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GARY SINISE, ACTOR: I thought I would try out my sea legs.
TOM HANKS, ACTOR: You ain't got no legs, Lieutenant Dan.
CHRIS CUOMO, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Long before Gary Sinise played Vietnam veteran, Lieutenant Dan in "Forrest Gump" he was a passionate supporter of the military.
SINISE: Well, I have a long history with working with veterans staring with the relationships that I have in my own personal family.
My dad served in the Navy. My two uncles were in World War II. My grandfather served in World War I.
CUOMO: With the success of "Forrest Gump", wounded veterans began to identify with Sinise.
SINISE: How many veterans have we got here tonight?
CUOMO: He formed the Lieutenant Dan Band and has entertained troops around the world with the USO. The actor says his call to action became very clear after 9/11.
SINISE: When our men and women started to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan and they started getting hurt and killed and we having Vietnam veterans in my family, it was very troubling to think that our men and women would come home to a nation that did not appreciate them.
CUOMO: So he started his own charity dedicated to veterans. The Gary Sinise Foundation helps build customized homes for the severely wounded and helps vets find civilian careers.
SINISE: I have met hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of wounded veterans who continue to not let their circumstance get them down. Countless Lieutenant Dans out there that inspire me every day.
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PAUL: Oh boy, a lot of news happening overnight while you were sleeping and honestly while I was sleeping a little bit.
PAUL: We're getting you caught up. I'm Christi Paul. This is NEW DAY SATURDAY.