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Countdown on for predawn launch of shuttle Discovery

(CNN) – Final preparations are underway for the pre-dawn launch of the space shuttle Discovery. Seven Astronauts will be in space for the next 13 days with three spacewalks planned. We’ll take you live to Kennedy Space Center to see the lift-off “as it happens” right here on the most news in the morning.

Tiger Returns to Pro Golf Tour

Tiger Woods is making his return to the Pro Golf Tour this week. Before teeing it up at the Masters on Thursday, he’ll meet the media today for the first time since the sex scandal erupted.

Woods faced his fellow golfers for the first time Sunday during a practice round at Augusta National and most Americans think it’s about time for Tiger’s come-back.

According to a CNN-Opinion Research Poll, 75 percent say Tiger’s return to the Masters is appropriate. Just 19 percent think he should wait longer.

Addicted: Hollywood’s Dirty Little Secrets

Friends say actor Corey Haim was trying to get clean, before his sudden death last month.

But California investigators linked his name to a massive fraudulent prescription drug ring. Before his passing, Haim openly discussed his life long battle with drug addiction.

But his desire to be drug gree may have been no match for the line of doctors that were more than willing to keep him hooked. Our Kareen Wynter is taking a look at who’s supplying Hollywood in our new series, “Addicted.”

Sound off: What do you think about Tiger's return to professional golf? Add your comments to the LIVE blog below and we'll read some of them on the show.

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  1. Candice

    Prescription drug abuse makes it tough for legitimate pain patients. I have had 6 spine surgeries and have nerve damage. I have dealt with chronic pain for 15 years now, and have NEVER abused my medications or been an addiction risk.. But I have had doctors treat me like I am a drug seeker, addict, criminal, regardless of how thick my medical file is documenting my issues. I HATE moving and changing doctors, and trying to find one that is willing to deal with it. The drunk that ran me over is the criminal, not me. I have a right to have legitimate pain treated, but the doctors are scared because of the DEA and the addicts who fake it and doctor shop. Its not fair.

    Here in florida we have an abundance of pseudo "pain Clinics" they dont take insurance, you pay cash, and the parking lot is full of scummy people. Shut the legal drug pushers down. My pain clinic takes insurance, does blood work, has PT etc, and the folks in the waiting room dont look like junkies.


    April 5, 2010 at 8:58 am |
    • American Morning

      Thanks for the comments everyone! See you tomorrow, Tuesday!

      April 5, 2010 at 9:44 am |
  2. atlgdboi

    alot of people have seen life from space.i bet you wont talk about it on your show cause it sounds so crazy. only the smartest most powerful people know the most about alien life. i bet the nasa lady does! or she has seen some e.t. vehicle. thanks guys

    April 5, 2010 at 8:57 am |
  3. Fran B. Reed, MPH

    Jealous of Tiger? PUH – LEEEEZE. According to him
    he has an addiction. It gives men the wrong idea to
    make him think that because he's a good golfer, the rules
    of deceny in life don't apply to him, just as other athletes think.
    He hurt the lives of his wife and children but people are acting
    like that's fine as long as he hits a ball.
    He even hurt some of the "women on the side" who thought he loved them was going to leave his wife.
    He needs to work on his personal life before he puts himself
    in the golf limelight again.

    April 5, 2010 at 8:57 am |
  4. George Diehl

    I have been watching for the past 2 hours, why have there not been any story of which Christian service our president attended yesterday as has always been the norm with past presidents on Easter Sunday.
    I do mean ATTENDED, not a church he stopped by, our area he was at

    April 5, 2010 at 8:56 am |
  5. Alexis

    Why do people care so much about what Tiger did. Are we all really sayin that we have never known anyone who has cheated, been cheated on or have at some point been the cheater.
    Jus let the man play!

    April 5, 2010 at 8:55 am |
  6. Patricia

    I agree Tiger Woods personal life is his PERSONAL life. I think the media feeding frenzy is disgusting and the 'public figure' -'role model' loophole the media uses is just your excuse to be sickly voyeuristic . He is after all JUST AN ATHLETE. I could care less that he cheated– only his wife should care. If the media would focus on the things that are NEWS we wouldn't have to know about the ridiculous antics of the sick-n-famous. We are at WAR, how about that?

    April 5, 2010 at 8:54 am |
  7. Della

    Ms. Cho:

    You look fabulous in the black dress, dying to know the designer.
    Thank You

    April 5, 2010 at 8:53 am |
  8. Z

    I couldn't help but notice that the racial makeup of the astronauts is diverse. Is this mix by chance or will the female astronauts be donating eggs towards an effort to preserve humankind in space?

    April 5, 2010 at 8:45 am |
  9. Jeff - MD

    Until NASA is clear on it's future, why ground the Shuttle?

    April 5, 2010 at 8:41 am |
  10. Joseph Daniel brian Lawlor

    Michael J. Fox is to Parkinsons recognition just as Cory brings forth recognition to drug abuse. Put a face to it gives it greater recognition does it not.
    You parents better clue in...we know some will "just say no" but we know there will be those who "just say yes" so be more aware of that which is coming at your/our children. Thinking your child will not do drugs will not stop an overdose. Awareness might do just that..I think our children worth the effort don't you??

    April 5, 2010 at 8:38 am |
  11. ItsonTV

    Let's not kid ourselves prescription drug abuse isn't just a problem in Hollywood. What about parents and doctors over-prescribing Ritalin.

    April 5, 2010 at 8:28 am |
  12. Agasti

    My concern is for the US funds going to Pakistan for fighting Taliban and terrorist in the valleys. After these continuing series of blasts on US embassies in Pakistan and Taliban claiming responsibility it doesn't appear much that Pakistan has done enough for the funds provided.
    What are the measures implemented by US to see these funds are not misused and are draining away for other activities?
    There was news that Pakistan is using part of these funds for raising terrorism in other Asian parts especially in India.

    April 5, 2010 at 8:14 am |
  13. Melon

    People's interest in Tiger's personal life is based on jealousy. It's none of their business what his personal life is about. That's why it's called PERSONAL life.

    April 5, 2010 at 8:10 am |
  14. Marshall

    I stopped watching golf when Tiger stopped playing. It's great to have him back.

    April 5, 2010 at 8:09 am |
  15. carol young

    as a sports fan i can't wait to see tiger play, he tries hard, never gives up, and he's just exciting to watch, i really don't care about his personal life.

    April 5, 2010 at 8:06 am |
  16. Alex

    On the NASA website there is a section devoted to Science discoveries as a result of the ISS. One of the more interesting ones (micro-encapsulation of drugs/imaging contrasts) could lead to more targeted cancer treatments.

    April 5, 2010 at 7:55 am |
  17. TMc fronTN

    How fast is the Space Shuttle travelling, while breaking the Earth's atmosphere? Also, at 17K mph, how often are "evasive" moves neccessary, while enroute to the ISS

    April 5, 2010 at 7:52 am |
  18. Bill Wildhage

    While I support the shuttle & space program I wonder exactly what "great work" is being done on the International Space Station as per Cadie Coleman?

    April 5, 2010 at 7:47 am |
  19. Jeremy

    I wonder what the astronauts do in the 90minutes from when the shuttle's door locks and it blasts off

    April 5, 2010 at 7:46 am |
  20. MJ

    Not in GA You must record the jobs you have applied for and accept any that offer you work.

    April 5, 2010 at 7:45 am |
  21. Hamza

    How does it feel to be going into a frontier in which only a few have gone?

    April 5, 2010 at 7:43 am |
  22. Warren

    Will you be reporting on the pharmacies that fill these prescriptions for the stars?

    April 5, 2010 at 7:43 am |
  23. Joseph Daniel Brian Lawlor

    Question for the Astronaut. Are you anxious for "First Contact" to assist and advance our own space agency?

    April 5, 2010 at 7:41 am |
  24. ItsonTV

    Is it possible that the whole Tiger Woods "rehabilitation" was just political spin, rather than real change? Do sponsors really even care? Tiger is coming back that means a rating spectacle, right?

    April 5, 2010 at 7:39 am |
  25. Alex

    After the retirement of the shuttle fleet, there will be several years before the Orion/Ares Vehicle becomes active, what will happen to the Astronaut Corps in the meantime?

    April 5, 2010 at 7:39 am |
  26. Alesandra Lee

    Long-term unemployment
    You just advised "filling the gap" in one's resume with volunteer work and so forth. The last I knew, in New York State, if one volunteers, unemployment benefits are forfeited. The state considers that if you have time to volunteer, you have time to work. You may want to warn viewers to check applicable regulations in their area.

    April 5, 2010 at 7:38 am |
  27. Scott

    Next month will see the first abort test of the Orion vehicle. It is impressive that this launch abort system can lift the crew vehicle away from the launch pad and up to parachute height, but why does it not have a roll control motor?

    April 5, 2010 at 7:24 am |
  28. Melon

    Wanna improve the job situation in America? Repeal NAFTA.

    April 5, 2010 at 7:23 am |
  29. Charlene

    Just wondering why you haven't reported on the shootings down around Macys on 7th Ave. What we don't count anymore? After all you are only up the street!!! So far everything you have reported has been reported all night long and that is boaring.

    April 5, 2010 at 7:21 am |
  30. Melon

    I hope Tiger wins at the MASTERS. Golf isn't golf without Tiger.

    April 5, 2010 at 7:14 am |
  31. Joseph Daniel Brian Lawlor

    Over worked pilots and cut backs in maintenance has me thinking there is not a chance in Pergatory will I be flying any time soon. Airlines cutting costs and endangering lives here real time real time. That which they try to keep out of the news Nadine.

    April 5, 2010 at 7:13 am |
  32. Joseph Daniel Brian Lawlor

    I agree Melon...Republican and Democrat parties each an arm to the body of a nation with a winner take all mentality that ties one arm behind the back of a nation limiting its abilty to serve the nation properly.Both with their hands in the cookie jar here.

    April 5, 2010 at 7:09 am |
  33. Nadine Tabet

    I am a passenger who was flying to San antonio tx from DCA yesterday. I, along with 700 passengers or so, were stranded yesterday in atlanta because airtran had crew issues (not enough people to fly already scheduled flights) I guess people called in sick over the holiday weekend? They have stranded people for two days from what I heard in the airport. A boy flying to see his dad for the holiday had to be turned away twice with little or no explanation. I wondered if this would make the news...

    April 5, 2010 at 7:04 am |
  34. Joseph Daniel Brian Lawlor

    Good morning John,Alina, reader and all at CNN..

    Another contraction..earthquake...little over two years to go with contractions increasing in intensity real time real time all the time from now on...Minor one in better brace for what comes next..not sure of exact location but know it hits and hits hard...reader..not good to cause more panic..kindly do not print...

    Biblical birth.."a third of the trees, a third of the animals and a third of the people shall perish"= during a birth a third of the weight coming out is called the placenta which is cut and tossed out is it not. =a little over two billion people and this but the beginning to all that...reason for panIc control CNN..

    April 5, 2010 at 7:00 am |
  35. Melon

    People should stop attempting to paint one party as better than the other. Whatever any Republican has done – there is a Democrat doing the same thing. That's the problem with politics in America ... everybody blaming each other instead of being realistic about anything. The Democrats aren't the standard bearers of morality in America. Both parties are different wings of the same bird.

    April 5, 2010 at 6:58 am |
  36. mssunshine

    My nephew-in-laws dearest friend was on that space shuttle that
    was just launched , thanks

    April 5, 2010 at 6:56 am |
  37. Karen from SC

    The republicans want the people to believe that they are so "moral" compared to the democrats. With their actions recently, I think they need to stop and take a good long look in the mirror.

    April 5, 2010 at 6:49 am |
  38. Melon

    I would like to see a report how many people die from the abuse of prescription drugs – rather than just the "stars" or famous people we hear about.

    April 5, 2010 at 6:47 am |
  39. Melon

    Welcome back TIGER – we missed you!

    April 5, 2010 at 6:39 am |
  40. Joseph Daniel Brian Lawlor

    "Addicted: Hollywood’s Dirty Little Secrets" has me thinking of Nancy Regan and the words 'just say no". That is good for part of the population but I deal with the other part that just say"hell yes". It goes to a bed time story told to our children. Goldilocks and the Bears= one bowl too small, one too big and one just right.=teach our freaking children their measure in life and that includes booze and drugs because if we do not teach them that schoolyard they are attached to will.
    Biggest booze hounds and druggies are the parents to begin with and monkey see monkey do still in play here so you get what you sow what you reap..

    April 5, 2010 at 6:35 am |
  41. Melon


    April 5, 2010 at 6:31 am |
  42. Tom from Vermillion, Ohio

    Question for Ed Roland: Do you see a change in Republican "tactics" in the near future?

    April 5, 2010 at 6:31 am |
  43. Melon

    The lift was AMAZING!

    April 5, 2010 at 6:31 am |
  44. Joseph Daniel Brian Lawlor

    Good morning CNN and I see Alina sitting in for Kiran..watching the launch of the shuttle..thanks..great way to start an already great start to a beautiful day."go with throttle up"still words that linger from a previous launch that causes some to hold their collective breath...

    Tigers return like a young artists putting up another canvas for another work. Many may not appreciate his actions off the field but all should appreciate the level of play coming from this young player when he is on the playing field.

    April 5, 2010 at 6:26 am |
  45. Bob from Houston

    What's more fun for you, traveling to or from Earth?

    April 5, 2010 at 6:25 am |
    • American Morning

      Hey Bob, John just read your comment on the show. He thought it was intriguing.

      April 5, 2010 at 7:40 am |