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good morning, america. ganging up on the pizza man. republicans take on the man surging in the polls, herman cain, going directly after his plan for the economy. >> i thought it was the price of the pizza when i first heard it. >> it is not the price of the pizza. it has been well-studied and well-developed. >> this morning, he hits that here first and faces a ton of questions live in a network exclusive. new details in that bizarre terror plot straight out of a hollywood movie. iran's sinister plan for assassinations and bombings in washington, d.c. was it the first step in war with america? we talk to the vice president. major setback. the medical examiner at the trial of michael jackson's doctor testifies the pop star couldn't have overdosed on drugs without help. is this the biggest blow yet to conrad murray's defense? and chynna's out.
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after losing her way in the tango, she is booted from the ballroom, as derek reunites with his sis, julienne, cutting "footloose" in a saucy jive that has everyone on their feet. love that shot out like that. >> break in on us. good morning, everyone. we have two major stories front and center this morning. and two, major newsmakers here to talk about them. vice president biden is standing by to talk about how the u.s. will respond to that plot backed by the iranian government to strike here in the united states. plus, herman cain, the latest republican for candidate to catch fire. he's fresh off the debate last night, where he also took a lot of fire. he's here live to respond this morning. >> we'll hear from him. i know you'll talk to him in just a moment. also, we're going to try something. this is our biggest proposal yet. we're going to help a guy out here.
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he is going -- cameron's with him right now. he is going to propose live this morning. >> his girlfriend knows nothing about it. >> nothing about it. you're going to see it right here. we call it love, live. >> we call that one, brave man. we're going to begin with politics. your voice, your vote. at the debate last night, where front-runner mitt romney shared center stage with herman cain, his strongest challenger right now. jake tapper has the highlights from washington. good morning, jake. >> reporter: good morning, george. that's right. you can tell that herman cain is rising in the polls by that big bull's-eye he has on his back as we saw last night at the dartmouth debate. some vicious slices were aimed at the former pizza ceo, including this from poll leader, mitt romney. >> i must at mitt, simple answers are always very helpful, but often times inadequate. >> reporter: mostly the attacks against herman cain were against
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the 9-9-9 tax plan. a flat 9% for corporate income taxes and a new 9% sales tax. >> when you take the 9-9-9 plan and turn it upside down, i think the devil's in the details. >> i thought it was the price of a pizza when i first heard it. >> it is not the price of a pizza because it has been well-studied and well-developed. >> reporter: mitt romney remains the most polished and agile debater. when it came time for candidates to ask a rival a question, they almost all picked him. >> can you name -- >> what was the rationale -- >> how can you win that debate? >> reporter: one exception, ron paul picked cain. >> you have to be careful with stuff off the internet because that is just not something i have said. >> reporter: the debate hosted by bloomberg television in "the washington post" was another chance for texas governor, rick perry to bring that "don't mess with texas" styles. but fans left the night disappointed, again. >> we have the lowest number of kids uninsured in america. you have the highest. i'm still speaking. i'm still speaking. i'm still speaking.
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>> reporter: the debate focused on the economy. towards a vision, romney was forced to defend supporting the t.a.r.p. wall street bailout. >> action had to be taken. was it perfect? no. >> reporter: but there was near unanimity against the president's health care bill, wall street regulations and fed chair ben bernanke, who romney said he would replace. though, he wouldn't say with whom. >> i haven't chosen that person. i'm not sure i am the nominee yet. >> reporter: it was another solid debate performance for mitt romney, who earlier in the day secured the coveted endorsement of new jersey governor chris christie. but romney seems stuck at 20% in the polls, providing an opening for a conservative alternative, such as herman cain. george. >> thanks, jake. we're joined by herman cain live from new hampshire this morning. good morning, mr. cain. thanks for joining us this morning. i guess you started to pay the price for success last night. your 9-9-9 plan. scrap the tax code. replace it with 9% income tax, 9% corporate tax, 9% sales tax.
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got hit by everybody on the stage last night and one of the most striking moments when they panned out to the crowd and asked them about the 9-9-9 tax, not a single person raised their hand in support. and i wonder if that's because, people look at 9 cents sales tax, spend another 9 cents every time they spend a dollar. that's going to be a huge hit to americans who are hurting right now, isn't it? >> no, george. the reason people didn't raise their hands is because it's 9-9-9. senator santorum took each one of them and asked that question. i commend the audience for not raising their hands because they know you have to take the three together. together, you broaden the tax base. and together, you lower the net-net taxes for everybody. i'm not surprised they didn't because he totally took it out of context. and senator santorum has also been the one who misrepresented more than anybody else. >> i know that's what you believe.
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you believe everybody is going to get a tax break out of this. but a lot of independent analysts have looked at this plan, as well. and they say this would be a huge tax cut for the wealthiest americans. a real tax increase for poor and middle class americans. and it's going to increase the deficit. i know you dispute that. but that's what independent analysts say. if you are wrong, will you revise the plan? >> george, no, because they are wrong, george. i'm sorry. allow me to give at least one example. these independent analysts are making this analysis, based upon their set of assumptions, and not the assumption we used to develop the plan. we will be happy to share those assumptions. but they won't call and ask. what are your assumptions. >> take, for example, george, please. every worker pays 15.3% payroll tax. that goes to 9%. that is a 6 percentage point
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deduction right there. then, all they have to do is to pay the sales tax with that third 9%. you have a 6 percentage-point pickup. what people don't say is that for the sales tax, you don't pay the sales tax on used goods. it levels the playing field. so, the mischaracterization is they are using assumptions from the old tax code. and that simply does not work with the 9-9-9 plan. >> let me ask you about news about iran that broke yesterday. the attorney general announcing they had broken up a plot to assassinate the saudi ambassador right here in the united states. abc news learned they wanted to strike the israeli embassy here. if the attorney general came to the oval office to you with that information, how would president cain respond? >> president cain would say, i would like to see all of the intelligence information. i would like to do a complete analysis with all the advisers so we can make an informed, responsible decision, as to what
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our next move should be. we need to do something. but, george, i'm not going to make a decision just based upon news reports. i would gather all of my -- >> that's the attorney general. >> all of my intelligence sources. >> i know he's the attorney general. but, george, i just don't listen to one person when i have to make a decision, as critical as national security. he would provide one piece of input. i would want the joint chiefs of staff involved in this. i would want our intelligence sources involved in this, before i made a decision as to exactly what we needed to do. we need to do something. >> most americans are just getting to know you right now after a remarkably successful career in business, the head of godfather's pizza. but you have no foreign policy experience. why shouldn't that matter to voters? >> it shouldn't matter to voters, george, because having a foreign policy philosophy is more important than having foreign policy experience. for example, president reagan's philosophy was, peace through strength.
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my foreign policy philosophy is peace through strength and clarity. we need to clarify who our friends are. clarify who our enemies are. stop giving money to our enemies. and then, let the rest of the world know who our friends are that we are going to stand by. this is one of the reasons that the iranian situation popped up because it's not clear to a lot of people in the world out of this administration, who we are going to stand with. so, they are doing saber rattling. and they're insulting the united states of america by trying to pull off something like they tried to pull off yesterday. >> let me ask you -- >> a philosophy of peace through strength and clarity is my philosophy. >> let me ask you about your health. you survived stage 4 liver cancer. you write about it extensively in your book. what are doctors telling you about your condition right now? and would you be willing to release your medical records for any voters who may be concerned about it? >> i'm willing to release my medical records.
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two months ago, george, i went to my oncologist in atlanta. got a full-scale checkup, all of the tests. c.a.t. scan, x-ray, all of the various blood tests. and he put it in writing that after five years i am now totally, 100% cancer-free. and these are the doctor's words. i am a cancer miracle because i no longer have traceable cancer. i'd be happy to release my records. not a problem. >> good for you. and thanks for joining us this morning. >> it's my pleasure, george. thank you. >> all right, george. as herman cain was talking about it. we've been reporting this morning. let's get more information on the international terror plot federal officials say was backed by iran to kill an ambassador on u.s. soil and bomb embassies in d.c. we're going to speak with vice president joe biden in a moment. first, brian ross is here with new developments. >> reporter: good morning, robin. as described by the u.s., the bizarre plot, if carried out, could have been considered an act of war by iran. u.s. officials say the iranians
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wanted the bomb set off at a capitol hill restaurant and did not care if dozens of innocent americans die. >> when the confidential source noted that there could be 100 or 150 people in a fictional restaurant where the requested bombing would take place, the lead defendant said no problem. and no big deal. >> reporter: the prime target was the youthful saudi arabia ambassador to the united states, adel al jubeir. >> we are resolved to fight terrorism. a close confidant to the saudi king and a prominent symbol of a government that's increasingly the archenemy of iran in the region. >> this conspiracy was conceived, sponsored and it was directed from iran. >> reporter: in the criminal complaint that was compared to a hollywood script, an iranian american from corpus christi, texas, 56-year-old manssor
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arbabsiar, was recorded offering $1.5 million from iran for the ambassador's murder. in one phone call to iran recorded by the fib, arbabsiar was recorded with the code word, chevrolet. i want to tell you, the chevrolet is ready. it's ready to be done. i should continue, right? yes, yes, yes. arbabsiar is in custody. but fbi agents were at his home in austin, texas, tuesday, where his wife later defended him. >> he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. i'm sure of that. i know that his innocence is going to come up. >> reporter: officials say arbabsiar thought he was dealing with a member of a mexican drug cartel, who was, in fact, a government informant. >> if the plot had not been foiled, we would be looking at a military confrontation. this is a provocation. and there's no other way of looking at it. >> reporter: the most damning evidence is some $100,000 that the u.s. says came from the iranians, wired to an undercover fbi bank account, the downpayment for what would have been a devastating attack on washington. robin? >> all right, brian. thank you very much. as we said, joining us now is vice president joe biden.
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and mr. vice president, let me get right to you about this, about the iranian plot. many people are wondering, is this an act of war? >> it is an outrageous act, where the iranians will have to be held accountable. i think when you see the case presented, you're going to find there is compelling evidence for the assertion being made from multiple sources. the first thing we do is make sure the entire world and all of the capitals in the world understand what the iranians had in mind. it's an outrage that violates one of the fundamental premises, which the nations deal and that is the sanctity and safety of their diplomats. this is over the top. they have to be held accountable. we're in the process of uniting world public opinion continuing to isolate and condemn their behavior. >> you say be held accountable. right now, it seems to be sanctions. is that enough? we're talking about an attack on american soil. >> well, what we're talking
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about is that we have to make sure, first and foremost -- and i think we've done this incredibly well so far, is to unite the whole world in the moral disaprobeation of the iranian action. so, any action that is taken, if it's additional sanctions, some of which we've already taken. and nothing has been taken off the table. that the world is united. that it's not united states versus iran. that the isolation of iran and the attempt to change the behavior is universal, not just with us. >> and let's talk about the american economy right now. of course, the president's jobs bill was defeated. it wasn't even up for debate in the senate. every republican voted against it. two democrats voted against it, too. so, where do you go from here, sir? >> what we're going to do is we're going to take that bill in conjunction with the leadership of the united states senate and break it out, piece by piece.
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and have the republicans unite and say why they're against giving tax breaks to small business, which they've always been for. why they're against giving a $1,500 tax break to everybody who gets a pay stub. they've been for that before. why they're against giving veterans a leg up as they come back from iran and iraq, to get a job. people are hurting now. >> the final question. george has talked to herman cain. and wanting to get your thoughts on his proposal. the 9-9-9 tax across the board. >> i'm not totally familiar with it. as i understand it, it means that a billionaire would pay 9% of their income. and somebody who is making $40,000 a year pay 9% of their income. that's standing on its head with teddy roosevelt, a republican, had in mind when he proposed a national income tax to be progressive. but it's totally consistent with republican philosophy. that what you continue to do is continue to cut taxes for the millionaires and billionaires.
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and continue to add a burden on the middle class. and the fact of the matter is, i hear them talking about liberating the economy. the last time we liberated the economy under their proposals, the last eight years, put the middle class in chains. and all these guys talk about deregulation. deregulate wall street again. my lord. how many times do we have to go back to that horror movie? deregulate everything. don't do anything about taxes for millionaires and billionaires. and continue the tax burden on small and middle class people, small income people. i think it's more of the same. >> vice president joe biden, thank you very much. i know you have a busy day. i believe you're going to be in flint michigan talking about jobs today. >> i am. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> take care. >> thank you very much. we're going to turn, now, to josh elliott, with other stories that are developing right now. doesn't look good down in mexico. >> south of the border. good morning to all of you. we're going to begin in mexico, where hurricane jova has made landfall this morning, slamming the pacific coast as a category 2 storm.
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threatening beach resorts and towns south of puerto vallarta. the storm is weakening. but it could still dump 20 inches of rain, a massive problem considering the mudslides it could trigger. and an environmental disaster is unfolding in one of the world's most fragile oceanic areas. this cargo ship carrying oil and other hazardous material is now in danger of breaking apart after running into a reef off the coast of new zealand. a crack, as you can see there. united states is woefully unprepared for a bioterrorism attack, as hazardous materials in danger of breaking apart again, despite spending billions of dollars. this was the words of two former senators this morning. which warned, and i quote, a thinking enemy armed with biological weapons could change the very nature of america. our economy, government, even our social structure.
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the supreme court hears arguments today over whether strip searches routine in jails across the country are in fact unconstitutional. a new jersey man arrested for unpaid traffic ticket brought the case, claiming his rights were violated. because they had no reason to suspect he was carrying a weapon but they protect workers and prisoners and guards. >> and finally, i don't think what the deer and the man who owned this sprint store had in mind. they are cleaning up after that buck decided to stop by. he finished everything, including the commode. >> thank you, sir. >> you have questions about your dialing plan, you just don't know where to go for the answer. i need a upgrade. so many thing, reasons to stop in. here's a picture of jova, the 3d view. this is the storm josh just talked about moving into mexico. still an awful lot of rain comes through the mountain there's. but the storm behind it, irwin,
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looks like it's weakening quickly. don't look like it will be a big issue. there's a squeeze play of rain. josh wants me to talk about detroit. we're going to mention it. showers and drizzling. there's some game, right? something's going on. >> the american league championship. >> oh, that game. showers and drizzle there. all this plays with a big rain over the next couple of days. it might last through friday, the mid-atlantic through the northeast, a soggy time. l.a., 97 today. your record is 99.
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>> all of america's weather in the next half hour. robin? george? josh? >> is it raining in detroit or tonight? >> a little shower or sprinkle. that's it. >> they'll play through. coming up on "gma," the devastating testimony, tearing apart the defense of michael jackson's doctor. why the medical examiner says the pop star could not have overdosed without help. we're getting ready to go live. love live with one big question, logan. he's going to pop the question on our air. everyone is getting ready. she has absolutely no idea.
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supporters of occupy san francisco are marching the financial district right now to protest whatl?çydd they see s economic inequality. right now we are not getting reports of major delays we are watching this for you.
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the protesters began at market street at the federal reserve building. that's the hot spot. we'll watch that for new morning. we have an issue with the cable cars. they are down hyde and powell street lines are down, shuttle buses are replacing. no other mass transit problems. live san rafael southbound headed towards central san rafael. >> when we come back, mike will have a look at the bay
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check thought beautiful picture. a few high clouds by the afternoon all of us will have total sunshine even out to the coast. little fog in the sand that clara valley. low 70s along the coast, mid to upper 70s for most of the bay shore low to mid 80s inland. a little warm upper 50s to mid 60s. warmest afternoon tomorrow and friday. >> the news continues with >> the news continues with "good morning america."
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like that? >> we did. we turned right around. let's get to the latest on the trial of michael jackson's doctor. stunning testimony on the stand, about whether the pop star could have overdosed by himself. abc's jim avila has been tracking the latest from los angeles. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, george. prosecutors are likely, now, to wrap up their case by the end of the week. the district attorney's office telling the judge yesterday, that in fact, they only have three medical expert witnesses left. and then, they will rest. michael jackson's children are not expected to testify, as we first reported, by prosecutors. but they have have become an emotional part of the case. michael jackson's children, on display at a tribute concert over the weekend. >> we're happy to be here on this special night to honor our father. >> reporter: while the children were not in court as week three of the conrad murray trial began, the love of their father was front and center. the raw emotion of a little
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girl, paris, at the hospital moments after her dad died. telling his doctor of her grief. an emotional moment conrad murray told police about during his two-hour interview. >> and she said, you know, i tried your best. but i'm really sad. i'll wake up in the morning. and i won't be able to see my daddy. >> reporter: murray also spoke to the rest of the jackson family on the day that michael died. but had few answers for him. >> they asked me, do you know why he died? and i recommended to the family to have an autopsy. i also wanted to know. >> reporter: it may be a request dr. murray regrets. it provided the most damning evidence of the trial so far. first, it showed that jackson was not sick. the autopsy photo shown in court displays a 50-year-old 5'9", 136-pound man in better health than most his age. with a strong heart and no arteriosclerosis. an examination so complete, it
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shows an enlarged prostate, vitiligo, a disease that affects his skin. but most importantly, the autopsy found that jackson died of acute propofol intoxication. that the medical examiner said he could not have administered himself. >> it was clear that the doctor had control over the dose. and he may have accidentally given too much. >> reporter: the medical examiner told the jury it was impossible for michael jackson to inject himself with propofol, for the drug to work, go to his brain and kill him, all in the two minutes that conrad murray says he was gone from the room. george? >> thank you very much. let's get more on this from legal analyst, dan abrams. and that medical examiner's testimony is so tough for conrad murray. >> that's right. and that's why the medical evidence becomes so important. the fundamental question becomes, could it have happened the way dr. murray says it did? could michael jackson have
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administered that final dose himself? or was it, in all likelihood, that dr. murray administered an overdose? >> for the medical examiner to say, it's impossible. how does the defense refute that? >> they're going to call in experts. you're going to hear a number of medical experts coming from the prosecutors now, to say this is how propofol overdose would have occurred. and more experts. and the defense will bring in their own team to say, there's other possible explanations. when the standard is beyond a reasonable doubt and all the defense wants is beyond a reasonable doubt, if the jury were to say, we don't know which way to go, that could work for the defense. >> did they make headway with this tape? the 45 minutes of tape, the question and answer session at the police station. even though it shows some gaps in murray's story. he was sympathetic. >> i think parts of it helps him. it's his chance to testify without testifying. it was more of an interview with
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him. >> staged by his lawyer. >> that's right. he gets to lay out his story about trying to wean michael jackson off of propofol. if nancy grace were here, she would say, dan, are you watching the same trial i'm watching? and you know what? she would have a point because there are serious gaps with regard to his account as to whether it makes sense. his story is not consistent with what other witnesses said. you heard it there. the issue, was it two minutes he was gone? or was it 45 minutes? if it was 45 minutes, as the other witnesses suggest, it would actually give dr. murray more time to say, michael jackson did this himself. the problem is, on the tape, he says it was two minutes. >> and if the prosecutors wrap up this case, they're going to keep on focusing on the medical evidence. >> absolutely. the medical evidence they say is crucial. and look, they say the witness testimony is really important, as well, because you have two questions here. you have the cause of death. and you have his behavior.
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was his conduct so incredibly negligent or reckless? that's one question. and the other question is exactly what caused his death? >> thanks, dan. now, to the latest on the search for missing baby lisa irwin. investigators coming up empty on tuesday, as they searched for the infant in an abandoned home in her neighborhood. abc's abbie boudreau is in kansas city, with the very latest on the investigation as it stands right now. good morning, abbie. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the family has now partnered with a private investigator. they're hoping for a big break in this case soon. they're hoping to find baby lisa. the renowned private investigator, bill stanton, has joined the search for baby lisa. and he says his primary focus is to make sure the family gets a fair investigation. >> i know everybody is watching this family and watching this house. and that's fair. keep one eye on them. but also keep the other eye out in every place because there is a bad guy out there or bad people with this child.
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>> reporter: yesterday, police followed a tip that led them to this rundown house. >> it was just a tip about an empty house. there's no reason to not check it. you know, we're checking everything. >> reporter: it's only blocks from the house where baby lisa was last seen in her crib nine days ago. firefighters quickly ripped up the back porch and lowered themselves into an abandoned well below. but found nothing. >> a 40-foot-deep well with water in it. they drained the water and there's nothing in it. >> reporter: with few solid leads, police return to the home where they say their daughter was snatched from her crib. claiming an intruder may have snuck through the window and run off with the baby. police tried to re-create the scenario with little luck. >> i'm not trying to discount anything they're doing. but i think it's possible that somebody could get in the window that way. >> reporter: whatever happened to lisa, investigators say they will follow up on every possibility until she's found.
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private investigator, bill stanton, says he plans to go to the police department today to speak with investigators. he says his main focus is to find baby lisa and to bring her home. robin? >> all right, abbie. thank you. time, now, for the weather. and you proved yesterday, you don't need a map to do the weather. >> the audience was nice enough to be a map. and if it happens again, i'll be well-practiced. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on. we're going to start with rumbling thunderstorms along the colt front. in dallas, you'll see more of the storm rumble through. dallas today, through kansas city, into st. louis. this is where powerful thunderstorms will be kicking up. heavy rain. 74-mile-per-hour winds. and behind that comes chilly air. minneapolis, detroit, chicago, indianapolis. you've all been above where you should be for temperatures in the month of october. this signals the change. back to normal or below normal temperatures by friday. and next week, could be colder air coming in. there's where the line of storms is. the rain squeezes all the way
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"real housewives of beverly hills." >> i was married to him. >> reporter: while kelsey can't tell his ex to stop sharing, camille's rep, howard bragman, thinks that kelsey is going to ask a family judge, to issue a gag order to keep their kids from the paparazzi. and it's all over this video that surfaced on tmz. >> what do you want to do? >> to play. >> is kelsey going to show up today? >> don't know. >> reporter: last saturday, he was captured by tmz with them, at a steakhouse in l.a., known for its heavy paparazzi presence. kelsey's people confirmed he will be going to court. but would not comment further. >> the picture that camille paints about their divorce, is not a pretty one. >> reporter: in an interview with "tv guide" about the divorce, camille launched a new attack saying, quote, what about our kids? and he said, they'll get over it. he was very cruel.
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he even said, i feel no remorse. >> the show, season two, camille and kelsey's kids are no longer part of it. and camille said that was because kelsey will no longer grant permission for them to be filmed. >> reporter: as for the latest "war of the roses" moment, camille's rep added, we'll deal with this in court, not in the media. for "good morning america," andrea canning, abc news, new york. >> it's so difficult, when children are involved. lost without a map. the family who dialed 911 to escape the corn maze, ahead on "play of the day." and booted from the [ female announcer ] this is not a prescription. this is edith and ellen.
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here's "the play of the day." >> so far. >> thus far. >> a father from massachusetts got probably a little
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embarrassed after a weekend trip to a corn maze. it went horribly awry. they actually got lost. and then, felt they had to call police. and a local canine unit to get out. why don't we take a bit of a listen. >> we are really scared. we thought this could be fun. instead, it's a nightmare. >> had the baby. 3 weeks old. of course, they were found, 25 feet from the entrance. the owner of -- >> only 25 feet -- aren't you? >> i'm really sorry this happen. here's some free tickets to come back. and relive your worst nightmare. how is that good? >> nine feet tall. and you're in there with a baby. aren't there maps to let you know where to go? >> we were going to get them. we had aircraft that could have
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found them. >> have you ever been in one? it is a little claustrophobic. i can see how it can go awry. >> we got lost. we turned right around. >> thankfully. all right. coming up, we're getting closer. there's cameron. there's logan. and behind that door, logan's girlfriend, who is about to get the surprise of her life, when he proposes live here on "good morning america." >> she has no idea. >> she has no idea. >> and oh, boy, do we hope for the very best, logan. as robin said, this is either going to be real great or real horrible. >> i didn't say that. [ male announcer ] each of these photos was taken by someone on the first morning of their retirement. it's the first of more than 6,000 sunrises the average retiree will see. ♪ as we're living longer than ever before, prudential's challenge is to help everyone have the retirement income they'll need
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san francisco protesters marching through the financial district this morning. we have been following. first they left market street went down drum street now headed on sacramento supposedly headed towards the headquarters on montgomery street of wells fargo bank. you will find traffic in the area. stalls cleared on the incline section of the upper deck. new food vendor set to open at stow lake it has been going through changes after an out of state company took over
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[ cheers and applause ] happy crowd out in times square this morning. let's go up to the big screen and see chynna phillips and her partner, tony dovolani. boy, they were doing so well, right up to the heartbreaking tango. they've been booted from the ballroom on "dancing with the stars." they are joining us this morning, live. >> they were so gracious last night when they got the boot. live television. you never know what can happen. speaking of that, let's look at leeta britton, who has no idea that her boyfriend that you see limbering up there, logan, is about to pop the big question on national tv. no pressure, logan. he's got the ring. he's incredibly nervous. she has no idea. she thinks she is there for something else.
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>> looks like he's getting ready for a wrestling match. >> put me in, coach. all right. and wallpaper, shag carpet, even chandeliers. we're not talking about sam's apartment. >> oh. >> ow. >> really? >> wow. >> too much? we're talking about school lockers. we're going to unlock the latest tween fad. and the question is, is this decorating? they're snorting. >> that was the meanest thing you've ever done. >> really? i decorated sam's apartment. that wasn't mean. that was real. >> okay. josh elliott, let's get to the news. >> yeah. here's the news. we're going to begin with herman cain. recovering this morning from a blistering attack in last night's republican debate. the other candidates taking direct aim at the former pizza ceo for his 9-9-9 plan. 9% corporate flat tax and 9% personal income flat tax and a
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9% sales tax. >> together, you broaden the tax base. and together, you lower the net-net taxes for everybody. the mischaracterization is they're using the assumptions from the old tax code. and that does not work for the 9-9-9 plan. >> that was herman cain joining us live earlier this morning. the candidates, though, made it clear that mitt romney is still the man to beat. when given a chance to ask a rival a question, all but for ron paul picked romney. breaking news from detroit, the so-called underwear bomber has agreed to plead guilty. the nigerian man accused of trying to blow up the northwestern airlines plane over detroit in 2009. his guilty plea comes on the second day of his trial in federal court. he faces a sentence of life in prison. this morning, the state department is warning americans around the world of potential
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terror attacks against u.s. interests. it comes after the obama administration uncovered an alleged plot by iran to assassinate saudi arabia's ambassador to the u.s. two suspects currently being held, including an iranian-born u.s. citizen who had been living in texas. now, to mexico, where hurricane jova made landfall this morning. slamming the pacific coast, threatening popular beach resorts. abc's linsey davis is in puerto vallarta. linsey? >> reporter: good morning, josh. the main concern here is rain. up to 20 inches of it in some areas. it just continues to come down. and a big fear is for major flooding and potentially deadly mudslides. jova came to shore overnight, just south of this tourist area, as a category 2 hurricane, with near 100-mile-per-hour winds. the fortunate news for this region is that the mountains continue to quickly weaken the storm as it moves inland which is of course very good news for the many tour ifs who decide to ride it out. josh. >> thank you, linsey. and a shock, a shock for
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residents of topeka, kansas. a city banning domestic violence has been repealed. the vote by the city council, 7-3. the reason? the district attorney says that because of state budget cuts he needs to focus on felonies rather than misdemeanors. such as domestic violence. it remains a crime under state law. but people are worried the cases won't get as much attention now. 18 domestic violence cases have been dropped since last month. finally, boy, a thrill that never gets old for a california birth day girl. frances gabe just turned 91. and she is a better woman than i. and take a look at how she celebrated. oh, yeah. >> oh. >> let me repeat. she's 91. >> good for her. >> said she was nervous. but encouraged by the crowd, cheering, go, granny, go. the bungee jump, something of a tradition, after she survived colon cancer. she's planning to do it again next year when she rings in number 92. and i promise, it will be recorded. every year that bungee jump, we
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will put it on our air. >> i love her. >> that is our "play of the day." >> we should join her next year. >> that is so not going to happen. never going to happen. but happy birthday. >> happy birthday. what's happening right now, "the pop news heat index." >> let's do it for you. a xwam exclusive for you all this morning. the video is out for golden rapper, betty white, and luciano's single, "i'm still hot." we have the world exclusive. we showed you the making of the video last week. there she is, burning up the screen. she's got bodybuilders. a boa constrictor at one point. if you want to see the full video, all you have to do is head to "good morning america."com on yahoo!. if you buy the song on itunes, a portion of the proceeds will go to save animals at the l.a. zoo. very nice. angry birds, kicking it on the soccer field. robin perks right up. players for the university of north carolina asheville, are youtube stars.
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their real-life game of angry birds has already received 2 million views. they set up greased-up bigs and acted like the angry birds. knocking them off of incredibly unlikely and difficult perches. watch this. >> good one. >> isn't that great? you have to check out the whole video. and "esquire" magazine has declared rihanna the sexiest woman alive. the 23-year-old singer, pictured on the cover, wearing little more than seaweed, was picked for her physique and her strong sense of self. she's giving up a sampling of those attributes, where she changes out of a dress and into jeans in the back of a limo, very, very sexy, indeed. and that is your pop news. >> am i the only guy who doesn't know the angry birds from the happy birds? >> you don't play angry birds? >> i don't. but i get a lot of sleep at night. sam's the one that turned me on to it. sam? >> sam's fault.
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>> hello. hi. we were just chatting. you guys are visiting from -- >> tuscaloosa, alabama. >> and there's how many ladies? >> four. >> and you guys found a good restaurant, which is amazing down in the village. we're glad you're here at "gma" this morning. everybody, let's get to the boards. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on. how about this? who went to high school in pepper pike, ohio? george stephanopoulos did. but it's also our twit pick of the day. we love the fall colors. getting good shots of arkansas, as well. arkansas, you're part of the large area of drought. we hope the thunderstorms will bring you rain. we know there's rain on the east coast today. even here at times square, later this morning, will start to get showery. and it will increase and increase and stay with us until friday. so, get ready for that. if you haven't gotten an umbrella, we need to think about that for later on today. and if you have one, pass one over here. there's what it looks like into
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>> and we're keeping warm in a little chilly times square this morning. but now, it's back to -- >> lara. >> all right. thank you. good crowd out there. here's what's coming up on "the gma morning menu." chynna phillips and tony dovolani get the boot. they are off the ballroom floor. but they are with us this morning. and this schoolteacher doesn't know it. but she is just moments away from the biggest event of her life. a marriage proposal, right here on "gma." and it's happening live. and she's a pop star and
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booted off "dancing with the stars." a tough moment. but they're here with us live this morning. thanks for getting up so early, guys. >> hi. >> hi, george. >> so, you know, watching monday night, our whole family was watching monday night. and it was really an amazing tango. chynna, you actually showed such grace, knowing, knowing you had made that mistake. and tony, you are just a gallant gentleman trying to coach her through that. bring that back. that really did seem to be the moment where everything turned. >> okay. do you have kids? >> i do. both girls were watching. >> have you ever been to their soccer games? >> yeah. turn the tables here. but yeah. keep going. >> have you ever seen the child run to the opposite end of the field, thinking that they're going to score? and they're going the wrong way? >> that's a terrific metaphor. >> okay. that was the feeling going on inside my stomach when this
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happened to us the other night. it was not fun. >> but you really did keep on going. and, tony, you were coaching her through it. you were whispering in her ear, saying it's going to be okay. it was really something to watch. >> i tried to stay calm for her. i knew she was going to freak out about the whole thing. she followed my lead. she tried to stay as calm as she could. we knew it was happening. and i just really hoped that america would give us the second chance. but clearly, they didn't. >> you sprained your ankle during rehearsal. so, you were dancing injured, too. >> yeah. i was dancing injured. i forgot about my injury instantly when that happened. so, it's kind of like, as a teacher, you go into that mode, trying to take care of your student. you forget about any injury you might have. i went to the e.r. just a little sprain. >> one thing that was really clear through all this is
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that chynna is a true competitor. you described her as feisty. want to give everybody a little look into the rehearsal room. take a look. >> you might want to close your arms. >> sorry. i go boom, boom. >> oh. >> yeah. >> fudge. fudgesicles. i'm going to start cursing. i have to curse. >> that one second didn't look like too much fun. >> well, that's the one thing about us. we really had a blast in rehearsal. we were the only couple that didn't have an actual fight. >> it was. >> we're boring. >> it was clear that you guys were getting along. you were getting along great. and, chynna, your husband, billy, in your corner the whole way. >> you know, i never thought that i would quote a celine dion song but -- i'm going to do that right now. i'm everything i am because you love me. i mean, this guy is number one.
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he's been such a trooper. i love my husband so much. >> you are bringing it this morning. kids, soccer, and celine dion. thank you, chynna. we want to get a bit of news here. we heard that derek actually -- derek hough dislocated his shoulder before last night's dance but went on to do it anyway. how is he doing? >> he's doing great. ricki was very concerned about him. but he's fine. he's such an amazing dancer. these guys do this all the time. sprained ankle. sprained shoulder. you know, look. they signed up for it. they're the ones that have to deal with it. if i had to dance like that every, single day, i would probably have injuries up the kazoo. >> you're not going to quit, though, are you? >> quit dancing? >> yeah. >> for the time being. i'm taking a few weeks off, if that's okay with tony. >> okay. he'll come back and get you later. thanks a lot, chynna. thanks, tony. >> but "dancing with the stars" literally saved my butt. >> and on that note, thank you
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very much. see you later. "dancing with the stars," monday at 8:00, 7:00 central, on abc. >> bringing it. wasn't she? whoa. it is time, though, to kick off our new series, love live. popping the big question live on national tv. we have watched logan getting ready all morning long. we're hearing he's really nervous to propose to his girlfriend, leeta britton. cam is with him, our special contributor, cameron mathison. leeta does not know what's going on. how is logan doing right now, cam? >> he's doing well. we're incredibly close. leeta's just inside those doors right now. and she has no idea. in fact, this morning, you told me she was really annoyed she had to get up this early? >> yeah. she wanted coffee. she wanted to sleep. >> that's a good indication she doesn't know. >> she has no idea. >> behind us here, your friends
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and your family. leeta's family. you've known you wanted to do this since your second date. >> that's right. >> the time is now. how do you feel? >> i'm excited. i'm nervous. but ready to do this. >> you are ready to do this. he's wearing the same outfit that he wore on their first date. so, he's definitely ready. >> that's so sweet. get in position. yeah. really cute. get in position. while they make some tv magic. let's get to know more about this wonderful couple. ♪ happy birthday to you >> reporter: this is logan. this is his unsuspecting girlfriend, leeta. >> happy birthday. >> reporter: and this is their life captured on his ever-present video camera. >> say hello. >> hi. >> say hi to the camera, babe. >> hi. babe. >> reporter: both 25 years old, logan is in the insurance business, while leeta teaches middle school in u.s. history and coaches soccer. >> love you.
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>> love you, too. >> reporter: the couple met at a birthday celebration in august of 2010. >> when i met leeta, my life was work. wasn't looking for a girlfriend at all. went to billy bob's that one night. >> my birthday. went out there. just going to have fun dancing. >> our groups of friends wanted guys to dance with. >> could barely walk that day because the day before i went running barefoot because i heard it was good for you. >> she walked up and asked if he wanted to dance. and he said, he injured his feet. >> he's like, you're coming out dancing. your foot's not broken. >> we got paired up. and everything was got on the dance. we went out on a date the next day. the rest is history, really. she made me a better, more caring person, honestly. that's what i love about her. you know, i want to make all her
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dreams come true. i want to do whatever it is to make her happy. >> reporter: logan says he's known he wanted to marry leeta since their second date. but he says he needs a little help convincing her. >> i'm kind of taking a risk, honestly. a couple months i asked her, what would be the best way she wants to be proposed to? and she said, a real intimate setting, just you and i. nobody else around. and now, i'm proposing on "good morning america." so -- we'll see what she says. >> reporter: oh, my. no pressure there. well, logan, we're going to try to help you out. after a quick trip to robbins brothers to retrieve the engagement ring. >> are you ready? >> yeah, i'm ready. holy moly. she's going to love this. >> reporter: you, my friend, are now as prepared as any guy can be. >> hope she says yes. >> she will. >> she better. >> we're just seconds -- are you excited about this?
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>> intimate setting. >> i know. that's what she wanted. she's not getting it. all right. we told leeta that i'm going to interview her about girls' sports because she's the girls' soccer coach at her school. they are going to spring the biggest surprise of her life. cameron and logan are getting ready. her mic hasn't been turned on now. guys, turn on leeta's mic. turn her mic on. hi, leeta. >> can you hear robin? >> this is robin roberts. >> good morning. >> how are you this morning? >> hi. i'm doing well. thank you. >> looking forward to talking to you. you know my sports background. and i always like to profile people that are doing some great things and getting girls involved in school sports, which you are doing. tell me about what you are doing. >> i'm the girls soccer coach at heritage middle school. this is a brand-new program. and we're so excited to bring soccer to the middle schools, as the girls have not had that opportunity. >> leeta, i'm sorry to interrupt you. but what's going on behind you? can you turn around and maybe discipline them?
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take a good look. >> oh, my god. >> i want to tell you that i love you. more than anything in the world. you're the most beautiful girl. and i know you wanted coffee this morning. i think i got you something better. >> oh, my god. >> will you marry me? >> yes. [ cheers and applause ] >> you are so crazy. oh, my god. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> we have a little confession to make. >> okay.
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>> the "good morning america" audience has been watching you all morning long, knowing that logan was going to propose to you. >> oh, my gosh. >> you were broadcast. >> i'm still in shock. >> how did you do it? i know you share everything. how did you keep it a secret? >> i have no idea. >> are we really not going to vegas? >> no. we're going to vegas. >> you thought you were going to be proposed to this weekend, right? in vegas? >> i thought we were going to mexico in november. i thought it would be then. >> right now, babe. >> surprise. >> oh, my god. oh, my god. >> i think robin wants to ask you a question, as well. >> we want her family to come in. let the family come in. yeah. >> come on. >> let the family come in. >> are you surprised, babe? >> oh, my gosh. >> come on in. >> oh, my. >> you wanted a real quiet, intimate proposal. >> yeah. just the two of us. >> what do you think? >> he's amazing. i'm so lucky.
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>> go ahead. say congratulations. >> oh, my god. >> vegas will have a whole different meaning, right? >> hi. >> you guys probably want a little time alone. intimate moments with the family. robin? >> leeta and logan? >> yes. >> congratulations. you understand that the whole nation was watching that proposal? >> i had no idea. >> you wanted it to be intimate. >> that's amazing. >> i don't know if leeta -- leeta, i thought you were skeptical. but looking at your face when you turned around. you really had no idea. >> i literally had no clue. i was prepared to talk about the middle school soccer program. >> and we were prepared to hear you talk about that, knowing how passionate you are. what does this moment mean to you?
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it's almost like every girl's dream. >> it's incredible. it's hard to describe. but i just -- i feel so lucky. you know, i know that logan loves me so much. and i love him. and i'm just really excited for the rest of our lives together. >> show us the ring. show us the ring. we want the ring. the ring. the ring. nice. >> congratulations. >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> that's a special moment. >> very special. congratulations to both of you.
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supporters for occupy san francisco are marching in the financial district this morning to protest what they see as economic inequality. most in the area of montgomery and california streets. this is near the world headquarters of wells fargo bank. police have arrested at least four so far. sue hall following the impact the march is having on traffic. >> this is a side street that you see these people now. that's an alley, smaller street in between california off of montgomery. san francisco police there are they've shutdown part of that area. you are asked to an individual that area if possible.
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montgomery between california and sacramento. the california street cable cars have been shutdown as well. >> we'll keep following that protest. sue, thank you. when with we come back, we check in with meteorologist
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welcome back. mostly sunny, a few high clouds 50s to low 60s now. sunshine everywhere this afternoon.
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70s around the bay shore into the coast and low to mid 80s inland. warmer tomorrow and fri ♪ i love it when you put it right there ♪ ♪ my name is nicole i'm gonna make you ♪ ♪ feel good oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ put your hands in the air wherever you are ♪ ♪ keep it right there i love it when you ♪ ♪ put it right there yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh oh, oh, oh ♪ [ cheers and applause ] nicole scherzinger. "right there." oh, yeah. singing her new single from her first solo cd. we're looking forward to having her heat up our fall concert series. that's why i'm wearing the leopard skin. >> love it. >> yeah.
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and i don't know how to follow that right now. will try to follow it with one of the best show me the moneys, ever. you can learn from this woman's windfall how to cash in. and she'll get a big, big check. first up, guys, the tween fad that is making school hallways look a little prettier. it's coming out of the pages of "the new york times." it's the latest tween trend. kids across the country are decking out lockers with everything from shag carpet to mini chandeliers. we want to look at what these budding interior designers have to work with. take a look. school lockers have always been a backdrop for drama. but for today's tween girls, it's the lockers themselves that have become dramatic on their own. remember "high school musical 3"? sharpay's decked out locker isn't that far off from the real thing. middle schoolers across the country are giving their dull,
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gray lockers a much-needed makeover. personalized with shag rugs, wallpaper, accessorized mirrors, even motion-sensor chandeliers. girls can create their own personal space. >> it's totally worth it. it's cute. and it makes me feel special. >> reporter: lexi colan wanted to express herself through animal print. >> i got the cheetah wallpaper. >> a canvas of personality, how to self-express and show who they are. it's a big deal to them. >> reporter: so, texas moms, christi sterling and joann brewer founded a company dedicated to locker decor. >> it was from our own experience with our girls. there was nothing on the market that spoke to them from a fashion standpoint. >> i actually have a very creative child. and not being a mother that was
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very crafty, it was something that, you know, i felt that i needed help with. >> reporter: and so began locker lookz. a whole line dedicated to the decor of lockers. >> we're just so surprised by the reaction to the locker. we had moms calling saying, where can i buy this? how can i get it? >> reporter: there's videos on youtube, showing you how to spruce up your locker space. >> the concern here as with any label buying, this is another way for materialism to rear its head. >> reporter: susan shapiro barash has written about girls and the pressures of adolescence and worries that the decorated lockers could become a status symbol of sorts. the price for decked-out lockers can quickly add up. $25 chandelier. $20 worth of wallpaper and a $13 shag rug. this locker cost a total of $58. but they argue that it's a great outlet for creativity and a rite
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of passage for middle school girls. >> this is very much a self-expression. this is the age, 11-year-old through 14-year-olds, where they want to show everybody who they are. not everybody sees your bedroom. but everybody sees your locker. >> we have three sample lockers from locker lookz this morning. want you to check out this stylish wallpaper. this is a motion-sensored chandelier. you can write notes. you have magnetic flowers. down to the shag rug. this is what's happening in schools. we're talking with sixth graders, it's only a matter of time before sarina is going to be wanting -- >> that's what i'm doing this segment. of course. >> you're a dad. >> this looks nothing like my locker. >> i talked to moms because i saw an article in "the new york times." and i thought this is a great way for a young girl to express herself. not a lot of kids are going to come over to your house after school. in your locker, it's a way of having your own little -- maybe i like to decorate. >> the fundamental idea is it locks.
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it's a locker. how -- >> when you're opening it up. remember, this is where all the action happens. in junior high or high school. that's my favorite. black shag rug. all of these from locker lookz. if you want to be cool to your tween, you know what's happening. sam champion, we go right to you with no comment. >> lara, oddly, that last one looks a lot like my apartment. can we go back to the last one? lara, are we set up for the shot there or no? that's it. that looks exactly like my living room, right there. >> i'm very gifted. >> and she picked out the wallpaper. there you go. hey, everybody. good morning. how many birthdays are in this crowd? and we're not going to give numbers. you are celebrating birthdays for a while. tell me where you're from? >> new jersey. >> i didn't mean that in a bad way. they've been celebrating together for a while.
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you've been celebrating birthdays for a while. what i meant was you have been celebrating together for a while. how many years? >> 36. >> yeah. that's -- you know, so, we're 36. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on we want to show you. we start with the live shot out of dallas. wfaa knows everything about dallas. they'll get some thunderstorms early, early in the morning. a cold front. that runs up to shreveport today. show you how the rain moves into the new york city area. it towards the philadelphia area. d.c. has had some showers. moves to boston over the next couple days. heat in the west, particularly the southwest. >> all that weather was brought to you by starbucks via. oh, lara? >> sam, your rug is silver, not
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black. >> it is silvery. coming up, time to show you the money. how we're going to track down unclaimed cash for you, coming up on "gma."
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it's show me the money time. this is our regular feature when we help you find missing money that belongs to you. and this morning, we look at unclaimed child support. we go to abc's elisabeth leamy to explain. this is big for people. >> reporter: it sure is. we learned about this pot of unclaimed money from the author mary pitman, who wrote "the little book of missing money." and who says she delights in sharing funds with people. >> you never know who they're going to reach. >> reporter: so, using our newfound knowledge, we surprised an ohio mom who had given up hope of ever receiving child support. okay. are we psyched up for this? summit county, ohio, prosecutor,
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bevan walsh is about to change somebody's life. and the best part is the woman whose house we're approaching has no clue. her name is tammy schwarz. >> hi. how are you? >> fine. >> we're here with good news for you. >> reporter: bevan walsh is one of the most aggressive prosecutors in the country when it comes to collecting delinquent child support. she once put up billboards of deadbeat dads to get them to pay. and then, she put out a notice saying there was unclaimed money for them. and then, arrested them when they showed up. >> it's exciting for us to be able to show up and say, this is what you deserved years ago. we finally have something for you. >> reporter: remember, tammy doesn't know yet. she and her first husband had two, beautiful boys. troy and tim. but after a decade of marriage, they got divorced.
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tammy says at first she received child support. but then, something happened. >> he kept saying he was going to send it. and i think i received like $75. and then, that was the end of it. >> reporter: for a while, basic survival was a struggle. but then, she met and married bill schwarz. >> he's the most wonderful man of the world. >> reporter: bill had four kids of his own. but took on financial and parents responsibility for tim and troy, too. >> he raised them. they eventually called him dad. he raised them until they were teenagers and moved out of the house. >> reporter: that's right. bill and tammy have now been married for 17 years. and troy and tim are adults with children of their own. but amazingly, their case was not forgotten. recently, tammy's ex-husband started receiving some sort of
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income and summit county pounced and garnished some of it for tammy. now, at last, it's time to tell her. >> we're here with wonderful news. we've been receiving your child support checks for two years. but we weren't able to find you. we're here to present you with a big check of $8,249.50. >> oh, my god. oh, my god. >> look at that. >> you're kidding me. >> i am not kidding you. >> i don't believe it. look at this. thank you. >> you're welcome. >> reporter: even though it's child support, the money is theirs to keep because they spent their own money raising the kids. >> you had to do it on your own without support. >> this man did it. he took my kids from 6 or 7 years old, with nothing, no child support whatsoever.
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christmases, birthdays and school clothes. he did everything. so, here. >> no. that is yours. >> reporter: the news comes at a perfect time because tammy and bill have just bought the first-ever home of their own. and there's one last surprise even i didn't know about. >> this isn't a one-time thing. you're going to continue to get checks for $332 a month. >> you're kidding me? >> these checks are still coming every month. this is just everything that's accumulated in the two years that we couldn't find you. but the checks are going to continue of $332 a month. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: yes. that's right. tami will continue to receive those 33$2 checks every month, for the next six years. bringing her total to 3 $1,821, making this the biggest show me
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the money surprise yet for an individual. there's lots more money out there. and we have a complete guide to unclaimed child support on our website, goodmorningamerica.com. >> you have to check out the information on the website. it's so good. ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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now, to our fall concert series. we're excited to have nicole scherzinger here. she's a great performer, as you
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know. she's been keeping so busy. a role in "men in black 3." she has a new album coming out this year. and we're going to hear her new single coming up in a moment. "don't hold your breath." but first, give it up for nicole. [ cheers and applause ] how are you doing? >> i'm amazing. so happy to be here. >> you are a busy, young woman. >> i like being busy. >> you do. this new one, and it's your debut single. >> yes. >> you said you were inspired when you were a little girl, by someone else's debut album. who was that? >> whitney houston. "the greatest love of all." that's the first song i started singing. whitney is just magical. there's no one else like her. ever been like her. and she just spoke to my heart. >> you knew right then you wanted to do all this? >> i knew right then i wanted to be a singer. >> tell us about the new music, the new sound from you. >> my album is called "killer love."
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it's going to be out later this year. it's a fun album. it has to do a lot -- it's an empowering album, for everyone. it comes from heartbreak and love, as well. makes you want to dance and feel good. it's uplifting. >> you feel like dancing? want to get up? she's going to sing "don't hold your breath," the second single from her solo album, "killer love," which is going to be out later this year. nicole scherzinger. ♪ don't hold your breath ooh, no ♪ ♪ you can't touch me now there's no vision left ♪ ♪ if you think i'm coming back don't hold your breath ♪ ♪ what you did to me boy, i can't forget ♪ ♪ if you think i'm coming back don't hold your breath ♪ ♪ it was sunday, yes now, there's such a long time ♪
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♪ come and break the chains you played with my heart ♪ ♪ told me all your lies and games ♪ ♪ it took all the strength i had ♪ ♪ but i crawled up on my feet again ♪ ♪ now, you're trying to lure me back ♪ ♪ but, no those days are gone, my friend ♪ ♪ i loved you so much that i thought that ♪ ♪ someday you could change but all you brought me ♪ ♪ was a heart full of pain ♪ ♪ you can't touch me now there's no vision left ♪ ♪ if you think i'm coming back don't hold your breath ♪ ♪ what you did to me boy, i can't forget ♪ ♪ if you think i'm coming back don't hold your breath ♪ >> good morning, america. listen up. ♪ i was worried about you ♪ ♪ but you never cared about me none ♪ ♪ you took my money and i knew ♪ ♪ i gave you everything
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but nothing was ever enough ♪ ♪ you were always jealous over such crazy stuff ♪ ♪ you can't touch me now there's no vision left ♪ ♪ if you think i'm coming back don't hold your breath ♪ ♪ what you did to me boy, i can't forget ♪ ♪ if you think i'm coming back don't hold your breath ♪ ♪ don't hold your breath ♪ ♪ move on don't look back ♪ ♪ i jumped off a train running off the tracks ♪ ♪ love is gone face the facts ♪ ♪ a bad movie ends and the screen fades to black ♪ ♪ what you did to me boy, i can't forget ♪ ♪ if you think i'm coming back ♪ ♪ you can't touch me now there's no vision left ♪
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♪ if you think i'm coming back don't hold your breath ♪ ♪ what you did to me boy, i can't forget ♪ ♪ if you think i'm coming back don't hold your breath ♪ ♪ don't hold your breath ♪ ♪ you can't touch me now there's no vision left ♪ ♪ if you think i'm coming back don't hold your breath ♪ ♪ what you did to me boy, i can't forget ♪ ♪ if you think i'm coming back don't hold your breath ♪ ♪ don't hold your breath [ cheers and applause ] -dad, why e you getting that? -that's my cereal.
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is there a prize in there? oh, there's prize, all right. is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur? [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are the great tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can help lower cholesterol. stickers? uh-uh. a perhero? ♪ kinda. [ male announcer ] and we think that's the best prize of all. ♪
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our thanks again, nicole. "killer love." don't hold your breath. do not hold your breath, coming back. >> leeta britton had a great one. let's go back to texas. logan proposed live on the air. look how happy they are.
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is this crazy, leeta? >> we can hear you. >> is logan still crazy? that's the first thing you said to him after he proposed? >> is he still crazy? yes. he's still crazy. but i love him. >> thank you for letting ugh share this day with you. it was so terrific. we want to thank our dallas affiliate, wfaa. there it is right there. they won't forget. we won't, either. h@h@h@h@h@h@h@@
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supporters of occupy san francisco if the city's financial district right now standing in front of the wells fargo on california near montgomery streets. police have made at least four arrests. let's check in with sue. at this hour, sfpd has montgomery street shutdown between california and sacramento expect delays in that area. california cable car suspended service at this time too. avoid the area if you can. good morning. a lot of sun this afternoon. a few high clouds now that's the warm air coming in that bill bring us into the low to mid 80s. 50s and 60s

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