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good morning. breaking news. authorities have taken a man into custody this morning after he was caught trespassing at arlington national cemetery. the investigation leading police to a suspicious vehicle parked near the pentagon and fears of a bomb. we're there live. from scandal to seclusion. anthony weiner and his wife leave new york city for a weekend away following his resignation from congress. as more surprising details emerge about his secret life. this morning a cheerleading coach who was involved with the congressman online shares her story for the first time. disorder outside the court.
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an early morning fight breaks out in a line for spectators hoping to see the casey anthony murder trial. we'll tell you what set it off friday, june 17th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and welcome to "today." it's 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on this friday morning. i'm ann curry. >> i'm lester holt in for matt this morning. disturbing accounts from the pentagon. we're following that breaking news this morning. >> that's right. police say the man in custody is in his 20s and there have been reports he was carrying notebooks containing references to the taliban and al qaeda. we'll get the latest in a live report from the pentagon coming up. and we'll reveal which member of the "today" family is going to be doing some cooking for prince william and princess
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katherine. and we're going country this morning for a summer concert with none other than kenny chesney. >> he has an impressive 21 number-one hit, and kenny will take to our concert stage at 8:30. but the breaking news at the pentagon where a suspicious vehicle was found earlier this morning. nbc's jim miklaszewski been watching this story all morning. jim, what can you tell us? what's the latest? >> reporter: ann, first off, the fbi reported some good news, that after an exhaustive search of about nine hours they did find no explosive device, no explosive material. but there are still plenty of questions about this individual and his activities. he was first spotted by police from ft. meyer on the grounds of arlington national cemetery about 1:00 a.m. when police approached, the man fled. when he was eventually taken into custody and turned over to park police, he would not respond to questions. he was uncooperative. and in his backpack, we're told, there was some evidence that
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there were notes that mentioned al qaeda and/or taliban. eventually, their investigation led them to the man's vehicle parked near the pentagon, and it was thought there was a bomb inside and the arlington bomb squad was brought in. they even brought a water cannon to destroy any device. but in the end, no device was found. in the man's backpack they did find some suspicious substance in bags which they have not yet been able to identify. and really the investigation goes on to figure out exactly who this man is and what he was doing at arlington national cemetery in the middle of the night. >> that's right. and how did they -- what tipped them off that something was askew, jim? >> reporter: well, it was the initial spotting by ft. meyer police who patrol that area around arlington national cemetery adjacent to ft. meyer, when they saw this man and the very fact that he had some suspicious material in his backpack and he refused to answer police questions.
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that really raised alarms around the pentagon. they shut off access to the pentagon. there was a huge traffic jam. the police defend that saying they were acting with all due diligence and ad bun dance of caution. >> while everyone must be gratified to know, pleased to know there wasn't a bomb, it seems there might have been something askew, especially as you look at these notebooks. it must be something that they're going to be looking at very closely, jim. >> reporter: absolutely. and the investigation, as i said, does continue. >> all right. jim miklaszewski this morning, a breaking story this morning about a man who is now in custody being questioned after being found wandering around arlington national cemetery. thanks so much. it is now 7:04 pacific time. here's lester. thank you. the other big story out of washington and here in new york the resignation of congressman anthony weiner. luke russert has covered the scandal from the beginning. luke, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. ten days after he admitted having inappropriate online
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relationships with six women over the last three years, anthony weiner announced he was leaving congress as he sought to no longer be a distraction for his party. as the former representative and his wife, huma abedin, left their new york apartment thursday, democrats were breathing a sigh of relief, that after a three-week ordeal finally ended with what many thought was inevitable from the beginning. >> today i am announcing my resignation from congress. >> reporter: his wife was not by his side again. >> i make this apology for my constituents but i make it particularly to my wife, huma. >> reporter: for weeks he desperately sought to keep his job. >> why don't you let me do the answers and you do the questions? >> reporter: at first talking about a lewd photograph over twitter. is that you? >> well, let's keep in mind what happened here. i was pranked. i was hacked. i was punked, whatever it is. someone sent out a picture. i'm an easy name to make fun of, and i think that that's what happened again. >> reporter: then he apologized for misleading the public but continued to insist he would not
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resign. >> but i'm not resigning, and i'm going to try very hard to go back to work a better person and a better man, and i'm going to try to be a better husband, too. >> reporter: for days, weiner remained defiant. >> this is ultimately a decision for my constituents. >> reporter: but as more women came forward with details about their explicit online relationships with weiner, the pressure mounted to step down. >> i came to the conclusion that with the love of his family, the confidence of his constituents, and the need for help, that congressman weiner should resign from the congress. >> reporter: even president obama told ann -- >> ultimately there's going to be a decision for him and his constituents. i can tell you that if it was me, i would resign. >> reporter: by wednesday, weiner made the decision it was time to go and informed nancy pelosi. on thursday before a chaotic crowd of journalists, constituents, and attention-seeking hecklers, he went public. >> i hoped to be able to
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continue the work that the citizens of my district elected me to do. unfortunately, the distraction that i have created has made that impossible. >> reporter: in weiner's district, where recent polls showed a majority wanted him to stay, reaction was mixed. >> it's really, you know, not right what he did, but then again, he's worked hard and he's done a lot and he shouldn't have had to resign. >> i think it's about time. i think that we need in this district someone to focus on the issues, and it's not just what he did but it's that he lied about it. >> i'm happy that it's done with already and we can go on to the next -- hopefully find somebody else that can replace him that will be worthwhile. >> reporter: as to what will happen to anthony weiner's seat, new york governor andrew cuomo will call for a special election that should happen in the next few months. no chance it will flip because it's a solidly democratic district so they should hang on to it, which republicans are willing to accept. ann? >> luke russert this morning. luke, thank you. new york representative steve israel is the chairman of the democratic congressional campaign committee. congressman israel, good morning
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to you. >> good morning. >> you got the first call from congressman anthony weiner. how did he put it? did he explain his decision? what led him finally to decide to resign? >> well, i'm not going to publicly comment on the private details of a phone conversation. i will say that the congressman was very remorseful. and one of the things we had talked about, he, in fact, articulated in his press conference yesterday, and that is this had become an enormous distraction. we talked about the fact that the week before the republicans had introduced a bill to privatize social security. the american people deserve an undistracted debate on that and that debate wasn't occurring because of what was happening with congressman weiner. that was one of the reasons that brought him to his judgment to resign. >> you served in the new york delegation together. you attended his wedding. did you personally try to convince him to resign? >> look, i have had several conversations with congressman weiner. i called on him to resign very early on.
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one of the reasons i called on him to resign was i felt it was the right decision for him, for his family, for the congress, and for the country. you know, again, we have some serious issues confronting this country. we have a lot of work to do. and we need that undistracted debate. you know, yesterday, when everybody was talking about congressman weiner's resignation the republicans passed a bill to slash funding for nutritional programs for women, infant, and children because they say we can't afford it while saying we can afford a $100,000 tax cut for people making over a million dollars. those are the debates people want us to have. >> it's clear you need to get past this issue. you can't get past this issue until you put it to bed. the question people still want an answer from is what was his final reasoning. he's a congressman. you know, representing -- so it's important to hear what he has to say about that. i know the party has put intense pressure on him. it appears he was waiting for his wife to weigh in. the question also needs to be
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asked, did the party pressure huma, his wife? did the party talk to huma and tell her that it thought she should also tell her husband to resign? >> not at all. my conversations with congressman weiner were directed at the fact that we weren't able to debate those issues and that it would be best for him, for his family, for the congress, and for the country for him to leave the congress. and there were no conversation -- i had no conversations and there were no conversations with huma. she was in africa traveling with the secretary of state. >> okay. and now, what about the -- this idea of the news conference? did the party want the congressman to have a news conference? i mean, some might wonder why would he allow himself to be put again in that humiliating position? why not just issue a statement? >> well, look, that was fundamentally congressman weiner's decision. we didn't advise him on how to resign. we didn't advise him on where to resign. we didn't advise him on what kind of press conference to
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have. i had advised him to resign and left the rest up to him. >> i know you want this to be the end of it, so the question then becomes, now there's going to be a special election. is there worry about fall-out from the scandal causing the dems to lose the seat and possibly hurt the effort to win back the house next year? >> the real scandal here is that republicans yesterday voted to slash programs for women, infant, and children, nutritional programs, while saying that we could afford $100,000 tax cuts for people making over a million dollars. when the american people understand that, that's the scandal, then the politics will take care of itself. the important thing here is -- luke russert's piece, he had someone who spoke eloquently. one of congressman weiner's constituents. this is now behind us and we need to get on to important issues. >> representative steve israel, thank you so much for joining us this morning. >> thank you. it is now 7:09. here's lester.
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>> there are other debates taking place. the war of words between congress and the white house heating up over the u.s. involvement in libya. did president obama need approval from congress to enter the conflict? nbc's kristen welker is at the white house with the latest on that. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. this week the white house issued a report justifying u.s. involvement in libya, but house speaker john boehner says the report is not good enough and he's demanding a better explanation today. it has been nearly three months since the united states joined the nato-led air strikes in libya, but now the white house and congress are in a battle of their own. the sticking point, how each side interprets the war powers act, which says a president needs congressional approval for military actions lasting longer than 90 days. in a 32-page report released this week, the white house argued it does not need to comply with the act because the united states is now providing a support role in libya and does
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not legally at war. >> our current actions in libya or in this mission do not fall under the war powers resolution because they do not meet the threshold of hostilities. as envisioned by the war powers resolution. >> reporter: speaker boehner fired back. >> you know, the white house says there are no hostilities taking place, yet we've got drone attacks under way, we're spending $10 million a day. that doesn't pass the straight face test in my view that we're not in the midst of hostilities. >> reporter: but the top democrat in the house defended the president. >> i'm satisfied that the president has the authority he needs to go ahead. >> reporter: still, other members of mr. obama's party are questioning his actions. >> i believe that what we are engaged in in libya is a matter that should come under the war powers resolution. >> reporter: the white house might also be fighting against war fatigue. over the past decade, the united states has spent more than a trillion dollars funding u.s. troops in iraq and afghanistan,
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conflicts which have claimed countless lives. now, congressman dennis kucinich along with nine other lawmakers have filed a lawsuit against the white house to try to end u.s. involvement. other lawmakers say they may diffuse a path to defund the mission. in the meantime, president obama and speaker boehner play a friendly game of golf tomorrow. what they will discuss is really anyone's guess. lester? >> kristen welker at the white house this morning. thanks. 7:12. once again, here's ann. >> lester, thanks. in greece, the political turmoil is over the debt crisis, sparked violent protests. this morning the embattled prime minister kicked off a broad cabinet shuffle to counter widespread anger. cnbc's michelle caruso-cabrera is in athens this morning. michelle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. and greece finds itself squeezed between international creditors and a very angry greek public. they did reshuffle the cabinet this morning to get a budget passed to try to keep this nation afloat. they do have a new finance minister, but it seems a lot of
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greeks have lost patience all together. it has been a week the greek government would rather forget, with violent protests besieging parliament as tens of thousands came out to make their views clear. >> doesn't give anything. om take, take, take, take, take, take. >> reporter: determined to prevent the government from cutting wages and raising taxes by as much as as 30%, young protesters were joined by the elderly, battling through tear gas and hurdling anything from incendiary devices to greek yogurt. greece is struggling to pay back investors and needs a second bailout from the imf and european banks to avoid complete financial collapse. >> import a lot of things from europe and from america. so they must help us. >> reporter: but this is not just a domestic fight because what happens in athens matters in america. >> greece could actually be the trigger that pulls down the pack
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of cards elsewhere, particularly for the badly affected countries opinion >> reporter: the violent protests are a major factor behind the u.s. stock market slump this week, endangering the fragile recovery. >> greece could be the first domino. it fails. then portugal, spain, belgium, german and french banks, then the american banks. then we are in a soup just like 2009. >> reporter: for many here it's not just about their short-term survival, they're concerned about the burden they are passing along. >> we are very worried about our future, because the future for our children is not so sure. >> reporter: and the longer that politicians are locked in a high-stakes standoff, it could derail much more than greece. as we head into this weekend european officials are all about crunch talks, trying to avoid an economic meltdown. >> michelle caruso-cabrera, thank you so much. other top stories of the morning. savannah guthrie is in for natalie at the news desk. good morning. new challenges for firefighters in the western part of the
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country as intense heat and high winds are whipping up a blaze along the new mexico border with colorado. meantime in arizona, crews have now contained 33% of the largest fire in state history, but forecasted high winds this weekend threaten to undo their progress. a hastily built levee in rural iowa is holding up against the powerful surge of the missouri river. the makeshift barrier was assembled after the swollen waters burst through the primary levee. secretary robert gates used his final press briefing as defense chief thursday to deliver a warning to al qaeda's new leader. gates said the u.s. is as determined to hunt down the terror network's new chief, ayman al zawahiri, as it was to find his predecessor, osama bin laden. he also expressed doubts about zawahiri's ability to lead al qaeda. republican presidential front runner mitt romney is now under fire from democrats after telling a group of people without jobs that, quote, i'm also unemployed. the multimillionaire made that
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joke at a florida coffee shop thursday while on the campaign trail and was quick to add he has his sights set on one particular job. now for a check of the market, melissa francis is at cnbc world headquarters this morning. good morning. >> good morning. we are watching that story in greece closely. the ceo of lehman brothers still working on the bankruptcy was on with me yesterday. he said the fall of lehman and the situation in greece are, quote, strikingly similar. also today, investors hanging up on blackberry. that company out with earnings after the bell yesterday. they missed on revenue. they are letting workers go and they also lowered their outlook for the next quarter. so investors selling that stock. and oil sinking today. a good story for consumers. back to you, savannah. melissa francis, thank you. outside golf's u.s. open tournament, a cold summer drink shoulder for charity got an icy reception. a group of children set up a lemonade stand outside the tournament venue to raise money for pediatric cancer, but the maryland county hosting the open slapped the kids with a $500 fine for operating without a
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vending license. the kids' parents are furious and said they will help the 10-year-olds continue to operate the stand throughout the tournament no matter what the county does. it's now 7:18. back to ann and lester. >> i could have been in similar trouble. i've had -- my kids have had lemonade stands, you know -- >> sure. >> we never got, you know, license or anything. >> you don't think the city knew they were working under the press? >> not good. thank you so much. al has had an amazing week on his lend a hand this year. this morning he's in charleston, west virginia. mr. roquer, good morning to you, sir. good morning, ms. curry. this is the final day of what's been a terrific week where we have been honored to help five cities, five charities, five days, give out over $9 million. we're here in charleston outside of the clay center for the arts and sciences. and we're going to be helping a very worthy charity here in charleston. more on that in just a bit.
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let's check out your forecast for today. and we are looking at a risk of strong storms from sioux falls to far east of chicago down to st. louis and joplin, missouri. sadly, could be thunderstorms, maybe some damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. you can see we've got showers and thunderstorms firing up already. heavy thunderstorms moved through new york earlier. rainfall amounts anywhere from one to two inches of rain, stretching all o >> good morning to you. 53 now in livermore. 55 in fairfield. cooler than this time yesterday. first time we've seen the 40s all week long. 75 degrees in los gatos. 75 in san jose and 79 in napa. we're going to cool off a little more for tomorrow. then temperatures climb, really
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start to climb tuesday, wednesday, up to 95, maybe even our first triple digit weather inland. side. let you know that. >> it doesn't look like he does. we've got a serious story coming up about casey anthony and the murder trial there. but first this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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tour hosted by the neighborhood assistance corporation of america. the spokesperson tells me the organization teams up with major lenders to get payments and interest rates reduced. you can expect a loan and financial counselor on hand to help you. and you need to bring some documents as proof you cannot afford your payments including proof of income for the last 30 days, latest mortgage statement, property tax bill and home ener's insurance. it runs 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day through next wednesday. starts today, runs for six days. this is south hall, it's a property of the san jose convention center. around the street from the convention center on south market, 435 south market. as you mentioned, this event is free. >> hopefully it will help a lot of people. thank you. >> let's check the morning commute. help you out the door. >> good morning. you know, overall things are looking typical friday light. we had trouble spots
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specifically a couple issues at the bay bridge toll plaza. we saw metering lights sooner than typical. slow up the incline now. no major issues on the bridge though we had an accident which cleared to the shoulder. a distraction there. the backup to the berkeley curve and the maze. slow drive as that built up, culling down through berkeley. a live look at oakland, lighter volume. that's the friday light we expect. >> that's ha we like. for the latest check out nbc bay area morning news on the facebook page.
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♪ 7:30 now on this friday morning, june 17th, 2011. overnight showers are not going to scare away our crowd because we have a big summer concert. kenny chesney, four-time entertainer of the year, taking the stage to give a heck of a concert. one hour from now. our crowd obviously is still all excited even this early in the morning. in studio 1a, i'm ann curry here alongside lester holt. matt is getting an early start to his father's day weekend. >> i keep looking at you, it's
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real, you're here. i'm proud of you. >> i'm not filling in. you're filling in. coming up this morning a chaotic scene this morning outside the casey anthony trial. a fight broke out among people hoping to get a seat in the courtroom. we're going to be live and talking about that just ahead this morning. it's kind of -- >> plus, the congressman and wife who are very familiar of fan's mtv's "the real world." that tv show led to their romance and they made it to capitol hill. and also, how would you like to prepare a meal for prince william and princess catherine? a member of the "today" family is going to get to do that when they visit california. >> i'll be making them reservations. first, let's begin this half hour with what's already been a tense morning outside the case say anthony murder trial. nbc's kerry sanders is at court with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it was an ugly morning here outside the courthouse as folks
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looking for position in line to get inside the courtroom. 62 seats. ran to the line and started punching and shoving. the police had to be called in. two people were taken away. this is a real sign of the growing anticipation of trying to get to those limited seats. only 62 seats in there. i saw people lining up here at 8:00 p.m. last night. that was the drama outside the courtroom this morning. for those who expected when the defense began its case yesterday for drama, well, they were disappointed. instead, casey anthony's legal team began by simply attacking the state's scientific evidence. >> the defense may call their first witness. >> reporter: and with that on day 20 of this trial the defense began to layout its case to show the state's evidence does not add up to murder. >> fair game for cross-examination. >> reporter: but two hours in, with the jury now out of the courtroom and casey anthony looking on, defense attorney jose baez challenged the
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prosecution's evidence. why did investigators fail to thoroughly test the dna on a neighbor's shovel casey had borrowed? >> it's meaningless. it's not relevant. >> if it's not relevant, why is the shovel in evidence? >> mr. ashton, mr. ashton, calm down. >> sir? >> calm down. sit down for a second. >> reporter: those testy moments are an example of the long contentious relationship between jose baez and the prosecutors. that shovel taken from casey's home is now just one of many pieces of evidence the defense is challenging. another is the duct tape prosecutors claim casey used to suffocate 2-year-old caylee. it was only four days ago -- >> an outline of a heart appeared -- >> reporter: -- that an fbi testified she had seen the faint outline of a heart-shaped sticker on that duct tape. but now -- >> i was unable to detect any -- any sticker or sticker fragment,
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sticker residue. >> reporter: the defense called another fbi agent who also examined the duct tape. she used the agency's most advanced equipment designed to see well beyond the naked eye. >> was there any evidence whatsoever of a sticker there on any of these pieces of duct tape? >> no. >> reporter: despite a case that relies heavily on forensic evidence, casey's defense team still has to live up to its promise in openings, that caylee was not murdered. rather, the toddler accidentally drowned in the backyard swimming pool, and there may be only one witness who can tell that story, casey anthony. >> if casey anthony takes the stand, this becomes a one-witness trial. and if the jury doesn't believe her, she's going to be convicted. and this is somebody who is a compulsive liar. >> reporter: now, with the violence outside the courthouse this morning, security here at the court is again going to review how they hand out
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tickets. they've had some pushing and shoving before. now it's come to fist to cuffs. >> savannah gaut think is with us once again, this time as her role as "today's" legal correspondent. defense starts off, goes right after dna scientific evidence which, again, does not prove who killed this child. >> exactly. this was classic defense strategy. no bombshell witness toes start with but rather picking apart at the prosecution evidence. i call it kind of the dog that didn't bark strategy. defense asking why was there no dna on this duct tape that we're to believe was over caylee anthony's mouth? it can't have caylee anthony's dna. it didn't have casey anthony's dna. on the other hand, it only gets them so far because there's no real dispute that the bones belonged to caylee anthony. they also talked about blood evidence saying why wasn't there blood, for example, on the pants that case say anthony was haear? it's also consistent with the
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prosecution's theory that she was smothered with duct tape. >> raising the issue of insist, frankly, that the fact that authorities had investigated whether casey's brother or father could have fathered caylee. where did that come from and what did that mean? >> it's interesting. we all remember opening statements when the defense attorney made this explosive allegation that casey anthony had been molested by her father and brother and that accounts for why she is a habitual liar. most legal analysts agree that the only way to really get this evidence into the trial now that george anthony, the father, has denied it is for casey anthony to take the stand. this is a defense team trying to get it in through a back door. they asked about the fact that the fbi did at some point conduct a paternity test to see if caylee anthony had been fathered by either her brother or her father. they didn't get to go too far with this, but you can't unring the bell. >> the jury heard it. >> they heard it. it was asked.
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maybe the defense is trying to get this evidence in through the back door without having to call casey to the stand. >> the whole issue of molestation was brought up in opening statements but also the notion that caylee drowned dentally in the pool. can they get to that without bringing her to the stand? >> it's hard to imagine. i would not be surprised if they called george anthony, the father, back to the stand and try to get them to admit it which he's already denied or perhaps asked a series of questions that would make him suspicious in denying it. the truth is, if they want to tell this tale of a drowning in any compelling way, there's really only one person who can tell this story, that's casey anthony. to put her on the stand is incredibly risky. with all the lies we know she told, whether the defense would do it. >> they put it out there, they're going to have to deal with it at some point. for more on the case sy anthony
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case, go to dateline here on nbc. al is in charleston, west virginia, this morning. al? >> thank you so much. over the last four days we've given out almost $9 million worth of goods, services and cash. starting on monday we were in anchorage, alaska, alaska pride. wednesday, we were in casa de z esperanza. yesterday we were in community kitchens. today we will reveal our charity in west virginia. let's reveal your weekend weather and show you what we're expecting for today. as we looked at the temperatures, afternoon highs, they're going to be a little on the cool side as you you get up into the pacific northwest. otherwise, we are looking at 90s to 100s through the gulf coast, mid section of the country on into florida and mid atlantic states. slight risk of strong storms in the upper mississippi river
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>> good morning to you. well, it's refreshing when you walk out the front door. cooler than it was this time yesterday. 56 in hayward. 50 in novato and 49 degrees in santa rosa. we're going to see the 70s today. a significant cooldown today and tomorrow. then temperatures jump back in the 90s, even mid 90s. the seven-day coming up in a minute. 79 in concord, 77 in fremont and 75 degrees in san jose. but up next, the couple from mtv's "the real world" who rode their fame all of the way to capitol hill. amy, you're gonna love college. best seven years of my life. i know, dad. your comforter. okay. mr. cuddles...
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wisconsin republican congressman sean duffy and his wife rachel were actually cast members on the "real world." but don't be fooled, democrats are taking duffy very seriously. he's the number one target for defeat in 2012. but he knows how to use his celebrity armed with his signature plaid jacket and an ax for good measure. >> i come from a long line of lumber jack railroads long before he ever ran for congress, sean duffy liked the spotlight, from the age of 5 he competed in log rolling and became a champion speed climber. but the 39-year-old freshman republican admits, if he had ever imagined that some day he would be doing this -- >> if you don't like our proposal, give us your own. >> reporter: -- he would not have signed up for this. >> "the real world." >> reporter: the first reality tv show with more than you want to know. >> you say things and do things
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that you think are foolish. everyone does that, though. but ours are on tape. so little cringe on that. >> reporter: duffy says he has no regrets. thanks to mtv he met his wife rachel, star of "the real world, san francisco." >> rachel is really nice. i still have this physical attraction. >> sean flirts with me all the time. part of me thinks he likes me. >> reporter: he did. and still blushes about it. >> why didn't you just admit you went to l.a. to see me. it's ridiculous. >> congressman? >> i've lost control. listen, we had a -- we had a wonderful time together. >> reporter: 12 years and six children later, this is their new reality. >> whose idea was it for him to run, rachel? >> it was his. >> it was his idea? >> i said immediately i thought he would win. nobody else did. i was the only one. me and the kids. >> good to see you again. >> reporter: in fact, most people thought he was crazy.
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wisconsin's 7th district had been held by a democrat for 40 years. but with political ads like this one -- >> this time, dunk -- >> reporter: our t. former prosecutor took advantage of his record and celebrity and won. he calls himself a fiscal and social conservative. where are you on abortion and abortion rights? >> 100% pro life. father of six. >> gun control? >> pro gun. >> climate change, do you think it's real or do you think it's a hoax? >> you know, i think there's been a great scandal within that sector. i don't think we have good science right now. >> reporter: all of which has earned him the dubious distinction of being the democrats' number one target in 201. >> representative sean duffy wants to use social security and medicare as a piggy bank for the government. >> reporter: and when he makes mistakes like saying he's struggling on his $174,000 congressional salary, it ends up on youtube. >> i get one paycheck.
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>> salary comment. good question where i gave a clumsy answer. you know what? that's not going to stop me from going out and talking to people. >> steep learning curve? >> absolutely. >> reporter: it doesn't hurt that this conservative has a few surprises. >> your mom is a liberal democrat? >> liberal, yeah. >> does she ever try to influence you? >> listen, during some of these debates she's calling me, listen, mom, be my mom and not my constituent right now. >> reporter: but sometimes it appears the duffys are still doing a reality show. pose cute videos online. >> what do you guys say to dad? >> thank you, daddy! >> reporter: although they insist they would never let their children follow in their footsteps. >> would you let them go on a reality tv show the way you did? >> the answer is no because i don't think reality tv is what it was back when i was on it. it's just very different. it was practically "leave it to
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beaver." i've watched "jersey shore" and i just can't believe what i'm watching. >> reporter: however, just the way he once shared a house, these days the congressman is sharing this house by sleeping on the floor of his capitol hill office. >> i have a double-thick aerobed, air mattress. i have a hallway, put it in there. i work until 11:00 anyway. when i'm up at 6:00, i maximize my time where i'm at. >> the duffys say they've gotten offers, ann, but don't expect to see sean and rachel plus six anywhere. those are six of the best behaved children i've ever seen. but congressman duffy says that's nothing. he has five brothers and sisters. so they're used to it. >> that was a nice profile. thank you so much. coming up next, a member of the "today" family who will get to cook for prince william and princess catherine. that's coming up right after this. the network -- a living, breathing intelligence
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prince william and princess catherine are getting set to visit california this month. this is kate's very first trip to the united states. >> now we've been learning that our contributor will be cooking for the royal couple. i guess you're going to be shop for fascinator hats. what was your reaction when you first heard this news? >> ann, at first i was crazy nervous. now i'm just purely excited. especially since now i know they're coming. >> this is a charity event. it's a foundation polo challenge in santa barbara. are you going to be cooking a california theme or something more suitable to london? what's the plan? >> yes, since this is the first time since pirincess catherine comes to california, i thought i would do a light and freshmen knew. a lot of -- using a lot of seasonal ingredients, very colorful. yes, california feel, of course. >> okay. but the flaw in the plan, there is always a flaw in the plan. >> ann. >> is that prince william is
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going to be playing polo when lunch is served. >> that's right. >> are you going to serve him leftovers? >> no, definitely not leftovers for the prince. i'm sure that princess catherine is going to somehow be able to save him a plate and i'll make sure it's nice and warm for him. >> you agreed to this gig, i understand, before you understood the prince and princess would be attending. >> yes. when i first got the gig about a month ago there were rumors sort of swirling around that maybe they were going to come, but there was obviously i did not know they would attend. but now i am just absolutely so incredibly thrilled. it's sort of a dream come true. >> it is a dream come true. beyond the recipes, what are you going to wear? >> well, that's -- you know, i've been thinking about that a lot, ann. i'm thinking maybe i go with something sort of a modern day pretty woman? >> i think you can pull that off. >> she's been thinking about it. >> we've got much more coming up straight ahead, including country music star kenny chesney.
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>> good morning to you. it's 7:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. the man who shot and killed oakland journalist chauncey bailey is speaking out. he told the bay city news group he does not expect his victims' families to forgive him but wants them to know he is sorry for the pain he caused. he did not contemplate the pain and grief their deaths would cause. he confessed to killing bailey and a homeless man as part of a plea deal. the deal means he gets 25 years in prison for his crime but he is still waiting to be officially sentenced. >> let's take a look at the forecast now with christina. >> good morning to you. finally a friday.
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we've got a big weekend ahead and the weather will be nice. this morning it's cooler out there. almost refreshing in places like concord 57 degrees, but much cooler than this time yesterday. we had the 60s this morning. low 50s even in santa rosa. headed to the upper 70s later today and 79 in concord, 79 in napa. 79 in santa rosa. 67 in san francisco, and mostly cloudy conditions for the first part of the day. clearing out by 4:00 p.m. 79 degrees on sunday. father's day, don't forget about dad. up to 86 monday. then the temperatures jump up tuesday and wednesday, possibly the first triple digits and the warmest locations on wednesday. let's find out how we're doing on the roadways with mike inouye. >> thank you. a good reminder i got to call my dad, plan something. we're looking here at the bay bridge. we have an accident that's reported on the upper deck. right around treasure island. a hit-and-run report was filed. no injuries and chp the detail
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that the vehicles are still rolling so slow moving group of cars, maybe three heading over to the city during the slowdown which you see approaching fremont boulevard. east shore freeway not bad. the caldecott tunnel pleasant. we have slowing south of the walnut creek interchange. an accident around livorna road. two trucks arriving on the scene. 680, 24 not a problem. we'll look out there, see the golden gate bridge and the mist and the low clouds from the north bay. not a problem for visibility. pretty smooth. >> thank you. 7:58 now. for the latest traffic and news check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. you can friend us all. with shea butter for soft healthy skin. gold bond ultimate softening. this stuff really works.
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and we are ready for some 8:00 now on a friday morning. it's the 17th of june, 2011. and we are ready for some country music. kenny chesney, one of the most successful country stars in the past decade is going to help us kick up our heels and bring smiles to our faces when he performs next live on our concert stage. nice crowd, too, on the plaza. >> did you dry off okay? these folks got soaked. >> thankfully the rain has stopped. i'm ann curry and lester holt who is in for matt. al is in charleston, west
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virginia, on his record-breaking lend a hand tour. we check in with him coming up. >> he's had a heck of a week. >> he has. >> the charities have had a heck of a week. >> he's been so excited behind the scenes about it. what else is coming up? we're going to talk about the changing face of cheating. the anthony weiner scandal has renewed that conversation. he admitted to inappropriate contact with at least six women online. straight ahead, exclusive live interview with one of those women. she's going to open up for the first time about their relationship, how it began and the contact they had after the scandal broke. all right. but let's get a check of the top stories. and in fortunately this morning we have savannah guthrie. what's up? >> in the news this morning, u.s. park police have one suspect in custody this morning after he was caught with suspicious items in his backpack. his car was parked near the pentagon but officials said no explosives were found. former congressman anthony weiner says he'll work on healing his marriage after he stepped down over a sexting
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scandal. his pregnant wife did not appear with him thursday in a statement before the press where he apologized and resigned from the house. the new york democrat had fought for three weeks to keep his job despite the scandal. house speaker john boehner is threatening to cut u.s. funding for nato's military campaign in libya. some members of congress from both parties believe the president has violated federal law by not seeking congressional approval for the military action. the white house says nato, not the u.s., is primarily involved in the hostilities there. the prime minister of greece replaced his finance minister today as part of a push to enact tough economic reforms. greece has erupted in require riots over osterty measures to overt a disastrous default on that country's debt payments. dominique strauss-kahn tempted to claim he had diplomatic immunity when he was arrested last month when he was uzcused of trying to rape a
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hotel maid. he complained about his handcuffs being too tight and did not ask to speak to a lawyer until five hours after he was detained. strauss-kahn has pleaded not guilty. oprah winfrey says she still hopes to land her dream interview, a confession from o.j. simpson and she told a cable trade show she will make it happen. the former football star, as you know, was acquitted in 1995 of brown simpson and her friend ron goldman. he's currently serving time for an unrelated kidnapping and armed robbery case. and now for trending on today, quick round-up of what you're talking about online. a british woman has started serving eight months in jail for using facebook while on jury duty. a judge found her in contempt because she contacted the defendant she helped acquit in a drug case while serving as a juror. a moment of passion amid the chaos of vancouver's hockey riots wednesday night. it's gone viral.
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and has the twittersphere buzzing over whether this photo is too good to be true. the photographer says he doesn't even realize what was happening when he took the shot. he thought the two people kissing in the frame had been injured. and lady gaga's much anticipated video last night. it's remarkably simple by gaga standards, features only one other person, clarence clemens who suffered a stroke last weekend. it is now 8:04. back to al in charleston, west virginia, with a check of the weather. >> all right. thanks so much, savannah. and we are joined by west virginia's youngest ambassadors, the appalachians children's chorus directed by selena. go ahead, selena, you can start things off. they're singing "take me home country roads." kind of the official song, if you will, or unofficial song of beautiful west virginia. they sound terrific.
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♪ west virginia mountain mama take me home country road ♪ >> and let's check your forecast. our pick city of the day happens to be charleston, west virginia. tvr good friends at wsaz ,tv we will see scattered and thundershowers later in the day and a high of about 87 degrees. as we look at the satellite and radar, you can see stuff firing up now making its way through the northeast. also some activity stretching from the plains all the way down into the southeast and gulf coast. for today, we do have a risk of strong storms in the mid mississippi river valley. clouds with windy conditions in northern california, beautiful day along the gulf coast. although it will be toasty again. sunshine along the mid-atlantic states with afternoon showers and thunderstorms. that's what's going on around
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we're hitting a high note when it comes to the temperatures, 79 degrees. that's the forecast. gorgeous weather today. 55 in hayward, 79 in napa, 79 in gilroy and i think the clouds are going to keep the temperatures down today. significantly cooler in the city than it was yesterday. we had beautiful, clear days in the city. as we head through the father's day weekend, temperatures continue to drop. up to 79 by sunday. beautiful sounds of the appalachian children's chorus here in beautiful charleston, west virginia, directed by selena midcaf. very nice. i've got to tell you that is some good music. >> al, thanks very much. up next, anthony weiner's virtual downfall. one of his sexting partners, a cheerleading coach sets the record straight about their relationship in an exclusive live interview. [ woman ] we believe everyone should get low prices every day. -[ woman #2 ] every day. -[ man ] on everything.
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but the flip side, once caught, it leaves a trail that is hard to erase. for democratic congressman anthony weiner the long and embarrassing road that ended here -- >> today i am announcing my resignation from congress. >> reporter: -- started here with so-called sexting, lewd online chats with strangers he met online. >> i have engaged in several inappropriate conversations conducted over twitter, facebook, e-mail, and occasionally on the phone. >> reporter: weiner's secret life was first unearthed three weeks ago when he sent a lewd picture via twitter to 21-year-old college student janette cordova. at first he denied sending the picture, claiming he had been hacked. but then other women came forward, including 26-year-old single mother megan brussat who told fox news he send her to photos. >> what i thought at the time, this is something that's regular, he's done all the time. he's comfortable.
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>> reporter: as the scandal dragged on, vegas blackjack dealer told radar online she exchanged hundreds of expressive facebook messages with weiner for almost a year. this week adult film actress ginger lee held a very public news conference to say weiner sent her steamy e-mails and texts and then tried to cover it up, asking her to publicly lie about their online relationship. >> it might have never turned into this if he had told the truth, but he kept lying. >> reporter: now traci nobles, a 34-year-old cheerleading coach for a christian organization says messages she got, including one suggesting he was at his office during his graphic chat, writing, oops, staff at the door. >> the internet and technology in general has changed the face of cheating. that it is easier to tell yourself that it's not cheating when it was. >> reporter: last saturday he announced he would be entering treatment for help with his
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online obsession, a problem experts say is very real. >> sexting is often considered a form of sexual addiction, in that it's a sexual acting out that one can do over and over again to the at the timery meant of their life functioning. >> reporter: a lesson weiner has now learned firsthand after a series of virtual relationships led to very real consequences. nobles, the most recent woman the come forward said she developed a friendship and they exchained not just written messages but through skype. ann? >> thank you so much. traci nobles is now with us exclusively along with her attorney jason slider and john baker. good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> how did this relationship start? >> i was a -- i follow politics pretty closely so i was a big fan of anthony weiner's politics. facebook, i started to follow his public page. >> you reached out to him.
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>> yeah, the public page. you can like or, you know, like politicians or music or different things. >> how did got from that to a relationship over the internet where you actually were talking about stuff that was pretty intimate? >> well, he friended me. i liked his post or i would make comments on the post because i was and still am a huge supporter of his causes. but, you know, i follow that -- i'm a progressive, so i followed him. but he reached out or friended me. and so that's how it started. >> how does it go from that, talking about politics and move into this intimate? did you encourage that or did he encourage that? >> i -- it was mutual probably. i'm not a victim or, you know, i'm of age. i mean, i just turned 35. >> you're 35 years old. grown woman. physical education teacher. you work with elementary and middle school kids.
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and you would say things to him online that were very intimate, very sexual. >> yeah. and so -- but it happened. it is what it is. >> what do you mean it is what it is? why did you do it? >> just the time in my life. i was flattered. and it was more than just sexual. there was a lot of -- i mean, we exchanged music or just talked about life in general. so it wasn't really personal as far as going into personal lives or that kind of thing. but just -- >> we've seen a lot of images. did you -- have we seen -- has the public seen the worst of the images or are there more? how much more are there? >> i have -- i have no idea. >> i'm asking you from your experience in terms of what you know of. >> i've seen the two images, and that's all i have. >> you've not been given any more images? >> right, uh-uh, haven't. >> and did you know that he was
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married? >> i did. i did. but we never really went into personal -- personal things as far as that. there are different reports that something i said, like i can't remember the source, but things that it said i mentioned about his wife. i would not -- i know it's bad enough, but that's not my style. like i wouldn't have done that. >> you want to basically set the record straight on any report that you actually talked about his wife with him on the internet. >> exactly. >> you never met him in person? >> never met him, no, not face to face as far as you and i are right now. >> but you -- but you knew he was married. >> uh-huh. >> and you're engaged in a conversation with him. >> right. >> it is very sexual. >> huh sgluh-huh. >> at one point you had an image of yourself that you sent to him. >> right. >> i guess the question i have, and i think the public has is what would you say to his wife this morning?
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>> i don't -- i don't even like to think about that, really, because at the time i didn't think about his wife. i mean, i'm just being honest, you know. it was something we both engaged in. i was flattered that he friended me. i follow his politics. if everybody's dirty laundry was aired out, you know, everybody would have a lot of embarrassment. >> are you embarrassed? >> i -- well, like i said, it is what it is. like i know that's very general, but there's nothing i can do about it at this point. >> do you regret it? >> i don't regret it. >> you don't regret it? >> i don't regret it. >> why not? >> it changed me. just the actual ctual content o communication. it changed my life. it made me who i am today. i don't really regret anything. i try not to. >> you have two attorneys here with you today. they've come. traveled here with you. >> right. >> why do you have two
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attorneys? what's the worry? what's the concern? >> no worry. we're just here and, you know, to support her, to make sure that everything is taken care of and that she gets -- presents her side of the story and gets to tell the world what happened. >> she's got an opportunity just to, as you put it, ann, to set the record straight. it's a great opportunity and she's taking advantage of that. >> i see. and is this it now or do you intend to -- when you say take advantage of this, you tend to move this forward in some way? >> well, not necessarily. i just want to get -- i mean, i'm a good person. i don't think i'm a bad person at all. like it's two adults, you know, both consenting. >> but one was married. >> right. >> one was married. you're not married. he was married. >> right. i understand that. and that's -- but you know, i don't know really what to say about that other than i'm not trying to capitalize off of it in any way. it's just, i've been effected just from being from georgia and small towns and that kind of thing. so it's -- it's been hard.
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there were a lot of inaccurate things said that i didn't say. but i supported, like, the place i currently work. they still want me to be there as far as the executive director. >> right. it's a christian -- right. the ywco, so i teach different aerobics classes, pilates and what not. friends and family, i just apologize for them for everything that's hand to them as far as the press. it's been a little crazy for them as well. i never imagined it would involve everybody. >> right. or that you would be here on the "today." >> right, exactly. >> thank you for being here. gentlemen, thank you. i hope you feel as though she's gotten her chance to present her side of the story. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. coming up, we're going to be heading outside. we're going to switch gears and have a concert. kenny chesney live, the star on our plaza, after these messages. also get a free flight. you know that comes with a private island.
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we're back now at 8:22. world war ii veteran story of survival. charles worley spent two years as a prisoner of war in germany receiving comfort along the way from a rather unexpected item. we'll talk to charles in a moment. but first, his story. in may 1943 lieutenant charles worley was on an american bombing mission off the coast of france when his b-17 came under attack. his plane hit and losing altitude, lieutenant worley had no choice but to bail out, being taken as a prisoner of war in germany. nearly one year into his captivity worley came across a brochure for the swiss watchmaker patek philippe and on a whim ordered a watch with the promise of paying for it when he was released. >> so i had kind of forgot about it. several months went by and one
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morning we got a knock on our door and here was this perfectly beautiful wristwatch. >> reporter: a letter was also included saying in part, we wish that this watch will give you full satisfaction. when the war ended and worley returned home to minnesota he paid for the watch, but 40 years later in an unfortunate twist, his home was burglarized, his watch among the stolen items. worley's niece louise currently working at a documentary about her 94-year-old uncle contacted the swiss watchmaker. thursday in new york, worley received a replacement hoping to restore memories of a time gone by. charles worley is with us now along with his niece louise. good morning to both of you. it's a privilege to have you here. is that the watch you're wearing right now? >> yes, it is. >> this is a replica of the one at the time? >> yes, it's very similar. although the early one was steel and this is gold. >> what memories came flooding back when you received that
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watch? >> well, the over wheming aspect of what was happening at all. it was so unbelievably unlikely that such a thing would happen, and it did. >> a lot of us when we heard your story we were surprised that you were able to order a watch while in captivity and even to receive a watch. what was it like when you would wear that around the camp? what was the reaction? what did it mean to the other prisoners? >> well, they would never get enough of the watch. i would be on the circuit walking and they would say, charlie, let me see that watch again. i would hold out my hand and show them the watch. and it would not only thrilling and overwhelming for me to receive it, but it effected the whole camp. >> louise, you were researching this documentary on your uncle's experience, this camp, which by the way was the camp where the great escape. >> yes. >> -- occurred. the watch kind of came along later in your research, didn't it? >> it did. i had been shooting the
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documentary since 2009, and we were returning from a detroit reunion at the air force and i asked uncle charles, i said, did you ever have a watch in camp. he said, let me tell you about a watch. i thought i had heard every story. and i heard it for the first sometime. and i couldn't believe it. it was such a joyful, hopeful story. and i was very excited about that. >> and, charles, you were surprised to receive the watch in the first place. >> i had -- >> the commandant wasn't going to allow you to have it. >> it was four months. i had forgot about it. you put it in the mail. it's so dull in prison camp you're just looking for something from the outside. >> listen both for sharing your story. great story. we're glad you got a replica of the watch. >> thank you so much. just ahead, a live concert from country superstar kenny chesney.
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good morning to you. 8:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. family and friends are a missing girl are meeting as we speak to start a new search for the 26-year-old. christy smith is live in hayward where volunteers are gathering. christy? >> reporter: good morning. they started about 25 minutes ago. i have to tell you that the parking lot was almost entirely full. they were doing a briefing inside and we are going to go inside and show you what issing going on. at least 60 people are here to search they can certainly
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sympathize taking nursing classes as she was taking. she disappeared three weeks ago. police think it's a homicide but the friend and family are not giving up. they are getting an orientation on what to do, what not to do, where to look. this is a start of a three-day search. we are here in the 25,000 block of cypress avenue. they are telling people, if you want to volunteer, show up ready to search. they will be here from 8:to 4:30. that's the latest from here. i'll send it back over to you in the studio. >> thank you verymuch. that's a good turnout. we'll have a look at the forecast after this.
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good morning to you. we're climbing to the upper 50s. refreshing for the past few days because we've had a warm afternoon. we're back to the 70s. 75 degrees. forecast high in san jose, 79 in santa rosa. seven day just moments away. laura, back to you. >> thank you very much. thank you for joining us. for the latest traffic and news updates, check out nbc bay area g mo ornincenews.n faokbo ok
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8:30 now on a friday morning. tgif, everybody. june 17th, 2011. we're moments away from a summer concert from kenny chesney, one of the biggest names in country music. he just gave us a little bit of a sound a moment ago. the crowd is very excited. outside studio 1-a, i'm ann
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curry along with lester holt and savannah gurthrie. kenny chesney actually has 21 number one hits if you can believe that. >> and the crowd's getting to hear quite a few of them. also this morning, we'll have that in a few minutes. >> that's fantastic. what else is coming up? we'll say hello to three members of the stanley cup championship. >> here they are. >> congratulations, what an amazing moment for you. a you lifted the trophy up high. very heavy after 40 years? >> yeah, but it felt good. >> what was the moment like? >> it was amazing. it was something i'll never forget. so happy for everybody, all my teammates, and the whole city.
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for the fans, to be able to enjoy the moment. i'm just so happy and so thankful. they are just expressing their thankfulness, and making us very, very happy. >> you guys are big stars. you basically have 798 saves in this year's playoffs. you were named the mvp. my gosh. how are you -- how are you basically thinking about all of this? it must be the greatest moment of your life. >> it's right up there. you know, for all of us hockey players, it's a lifelong dream. when we're little kids playing in the driveway or on the street, the it's standing right here with this cup is what we dream about. >> amazing. >> and it's a great honor. and it's something i'll look back on and be proud of for my whole life. but the main goal is right there. >> and you got two of the four
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goals in the game and you're canadian. how does that feel? >> we've done it for each other, we wanted to do it for the city of boston. and it's just an amazing feeling. >> how many times do you want to kiss this trophy? >> hey, i want to kiss you. congratulations. congratulations, congratulations. can we kiss the trophy? al's not able to be here to kiss the trophy. he's in charleston, west virginia. hey, al. >> that doesn't sound right. we're just going to move on from there. we're joined right now by melissa dody. we're not going to give away the charity just yet. but we want to give foeds an idea of what we're doing. we have more than $1.3 million in donations to give away to you melissa. this is the first thing we've got right here for you. one of our friends from toyota, jim weismann bringing in this
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brand new 2011 toyota tundra. and stop it right here, jim. i think you've got something for melissa here. >> oh, thank you. thank you, thank you, thank you. thank you to toyota. thank you so much. >> thank you so much, jim. we really appreciate all the help toyota's given us this week. >> we're glad to be here, al. we've been very happy to be partnering with you all week. 30,000 americans work for toyota. and we're just all a fan of yours. >> thank you, and we're big fans of yours. and melissa, you'll find something to do with this. >> absolutely, we will. >> we're going to reveal what melissa's charity is in a bit. good morning to you. boy, it's going to be one of the coolest days of the week as we finish off on a friday. 57 degrees in livermore and 55 for novato. 62 in sunnyvale.
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we're going to see the 70s. i've eliminated the 80-degree readings from your temperatures. 75 for san jose, 75 in los gatos and 79 up in santa rosa. san francisco, 66. giants are back in town and play the a's. about 63 degrees at coliseum to reveal her charity coming up. lester? >> that's right. we're going to find out what's inside those trucks. also, from here in new york, country superstar kenny chesney live in concert. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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our charity is a great one. it's the covenant house of west virginia. their mission is to help people who are dealing with homelessness get out of that desperate situation, find a stable home, and the comforts therein. a covenant is defined in the dictionary as a binding agreement, and the covenant house is a place where people in need can go to get a promise of help. charleston, a city of about 50,000, lies within the appalachian mountain range and boasts a coal mining culture, but also a high percentage of people who live below the poverty level. so this non-profit has lots of work to do. >> covenant house was founded in 1981 by groups of faith organizations and concerned citizens who were really seeing many people asking for financial assistance, asking for food, asking for clothing. in 2010, our doors opened more than 25,000 times. >> reporter: this drop-in center
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is the heart and soul of the covenant house. >> they know they can get help and not be judged for whatever their struggles are, they come through to take a shower, to do their laundry. >> they allow people to do one load a day for free, no charge, wash and dry it. it's just a big help. it's kept me alive, i can say that. >> we provide hygiene packets. we have several people who come here every day just to sit in the chair and close their eyes because they've been up all night on the street. >> reporter: the cough nant house also helps people get homes for themselves. like 22-year-old single mom brittney. >> they helped me move into a house with a full yard. they paid the first month's rent and the last month's rent. if i didn't have a covenant house, i wouldn't be where i am today. i wouldn't think i could do it on my own. but the covenant house gave me confidence. >> reporter: just up the road from the main facility is this food pantry where one can discreetly shop for nutritious meals to serve at the family
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table. and this is the clothing closet where clients can qualify to search through racks and racks of available items at no cost. >> it's a home away from home. i receive clothing, food, a place for the children and a place for the adults. >> at the covenant house we're not here, i think we would see many more families in the he'll centers. west virginia doesn't get a whole lot of positive attention, but we're a wonderful state and i think drawing attention to the wonderful people who live here and work here and struggle here is admirable. not just lending a hand, it's making an incredible impact on our community. >> reporter: when there's nowhere else to turn, there's dignity, pride, and a welcome at the covenant house. all right, joining cea melissa and development director loretta young. i used to watch your movies. no, kidding. are you ready? >> we're ready. >> all right.
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let's open them up! $1.3 million worth of stuff. here we go. first of all, our friends from beechnut donating $1 million total in products. united airlines donating 200,000 air miles to you guys and $100,000 in cash. h hp is bringing you 19 laptops, 30 desktop, 38 monitors. from hasbro, toys and games. mr. potato head, my pony e boggle, clue, scrabble. the children's place, a variety of apparel for kids. aprika donating over 4,000 strollers including this. unilever brands, dove, over 900 dove products. 35,000 bottles of axe shower gel. jordache, mens and women's apparel. men's underwear, sally hansen bringing you beauty tools, emory
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boards and other stuff. sunscreen, body spray. bees will bring you body lotion, scrub, body scrub. good neighbor pharmacy, $20,000 in cash. home farming supplies, trisket home gloves. frigidaire, four refrigerators, two exelectric stoves and a dishwasher. columbia, they've been with us from the beginning. we love them. food should taste good, gaving you $12,000 worth of chips. direct relief international. corning wear is bringing you kitchen wear, utensils. snap wear, kitchen wear. window world is going to put in 42 efficient windows for you. tempur-pedic bringing you five full-size mattresses, $10,000 in cash. slim jim, expo, we've got more
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coming up. but first, we've got a concert from kenny chesney. this is "today" on nbc. it's a canoe! ♪
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♪ >> narrator: toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> ladies and gentlemen, kenny chesney. >> here we go! ♪ ♪ out to the wild blue yonder ♪ so many thoughts i said i would ponder with life and life come and t. that in my heart ♪ ♪ two on the bend wild and
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free ♪ ♪ too young at being over the hill ♪ trying to grow up ♪ ♪ i see nobody out there today that wants to start ♪ ♪ how about it? ♪ ♪ sit right here and have another beer in mexico ♪ ♪ doing my best to place another ♪ sit right here and have another beer in mexico ♪ ♪ melt these blues away ♪ what do you say ♪ sun comes up and sun sinks down ♪ ♪ and i seen them both in this tourist town ♪ ♪ up for days in a rage just trying to search my soul ♪ ♪ from the answers and the
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reasons why ♪ ♪ i'm at these crossroads in my life ♪ and i really don't know which way to go ♪ ♪ so i sit right here and have another beer in mexico ♪ ♪ do my best to waste another day ♪ ♪ sit right here and have another beer in mexico ♪ ♪ let the warm air melt these blues away ♪ ♪ i i'll settle down ♪ get married or stay single and stay free ♪ ♪ which road i travel is still a
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mystery to me ♪ ♪ so i'll sit right here and have another beer in mexico ♪ ♪ do my best to waste another day ♪ ♪ sit right here and have another beer in mexico ♪ ♪ let the warm air melt these blues away ♪ everybody feeling good up there today? ♪ down here in mexico thank you! hello, new york. >> kenny chesney, thanks. there is more music straight ahead. [ sea gull squawking ]
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[ waves crashing ] [ gasps ] brrrr! [ giggles ] [ sea gull squawking ]
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kenny chesney is the artist in any genre to sell concert tickets for eight consecutive summers. right now he's in the middle of 2011 going coastal tour in support of his new album which is called "hemingway's whiskey." here is here along with grace
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potter who since a special duet on the album. congratulations. great to have you here. >> thanks for having us. >> i want to tell people and ask you about this special concert you were supposed to have in tuscaloosa right after the earth -- rather, after the tornadoes hit. and you were going to not perform. but the mayor said, come on, perform anyway. what was that like for you? >> it was really hard to know what the right thing to do is, because i didn't want to seem rude and going ahead with the concert but i didn't want to seem rude by not coming, either. so the mayor just told us that these people need something to look forward to. and i'm told that music is the biggest healer ever. >> yes. >> so i said, that's why we decided to go play. it was one of the best nights of our tour so far. >> it must have been so meaningful. >> yeah. >> and you donated the proceeds of that concert back to the town. >> i did. i felt it was important that those people were hurting, are hurting still. so i felt that any way that i
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can help, that was the best way to help. >> we're excited to hear you this morning. also, i great that you got grace to perform. can't wait to hear you. >> fun to be here. >> let's go, you guys. ladies and gentlemen, we're talking about kenny chesney! ♪ ♪ baby here i am again kicking dust in the wind ♪ ♪ wait for that sun to go down ♪ hell-bent on getting ohio
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above the lights of town ♪ ♪ you and tequila make me crazy run like poison in my blood one more night could kill me baby ♪ ♪ one is one too many ♪ one more is never enough ♪ 30 days and 30 nights ♪ been putting up a real good fight ♪ ♪ it's so easy to forget the
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bitter taste ♪ ♪ i swore i would never go there again ♪ you and tequila make me crazy run like poison in my blood ♪ ♪ one more night could kill me baby ♪ ♪ one is one too many ♪ one more is never enough ♪ when it comes to you ♪ oh the damage i could do ♪ it's always your favorite sins that do you in ♪ ♪ oh ooh
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♪ you and tequila make me crazy ♪ ♪ run like poison in my blood ♪ one more night could kill me baby ♪ ♪ one is one too many ♪ one more is never enough ♪ never enough ♪ you and tequila ♪ you and tequila make me cra crazy ♪ >> grace potter, everybody.
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8:56 right knew now. two fires in one week. there was a string of mysterious fires. contra costa investigators are looking at being set to dry
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even upgrade to over 160 hd channels. that's more than comcast. [ female announcer ] at&t u-verse: tv like you've never seen before. welcome back. clear conditions over the bay area for the most part. cloud cover hovering over the coast. until about noon, maybe even 1:00 p.m. today, high pressure going to warm us up as we head through next week. warmest weather of the year so far. even triple digits in the warmest spots across the bay. wednesday looks like the warmest day. 79 degrees. enjoy the brief cooldown t will last until town. and then we start to climb.
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father's day all the way through wednesday. back to you, laura. >> thank you very much, christina. for the latest traffic and news updates, check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. another update in half an hour. ♪ [ male announcer ] spare toothbrush, just in case: $4. ♪ home cooked meal: $28. ♪ first date finest: $33. ♪ having time on your side: priceless. mastercard paypass. bringing you the most convenient ways to pay. learn more at
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♪ >> thank you so much. back now with more on back now with more of "today" on this friday morning. it is friday, june 17th, 2011. kenny chesney will be back with
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one more number in just a little while. i'm ann curry, joined by lester holt, and now tamron hall. al is still in charleston, west virginia, hard at work giving away a lot of money. $1 million worth of donations to a local charity there, part of his five-city, $9 million tour. he's not done yet. we'll be checking in with him in just a moment. plus father's day coming up this sunday. we are all thinking about our dads. to honor that special day, natalie, al and savannah share some of the fondest memories of their fathers and what the love of a child can mean to an adult. we'll also have our weekly real estate reality check. just how much house can you get from coast relationships
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with weiner with be pressure mounted from party leaders for him to step down. even president obama told ann -- >> i can tell you that if it was me? i would resign. >> reporter: by wednesday, weiner made the decision it was time to go and informed nancy pelosi. on thursday, before a chaotic crowd of journalists, constituents in attention seeking hecklers, he went public. >> i had hoped to be able to continue the work that the citizens of my district elected me to do. unfortunately, the distraction that i have created has made that impossible. >> reporter: in weiner's district where recent polls had shown a majority wanted him to stay, reaction was mixed. >> he hunt have had to resign. >> i think it is about time. >> i hope we find somebody else
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that can replace him that would be worth while. >> that was nbc's luke russert reporting. new challenges today for firefighters in the western part of the country as intense heat and high winds are whipping up a blaze along the new mexico border with colorado. meantime, in arizona, crews have contained 33% of the largest
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rminal. it's now four minutes past the hour. back to al in charleston, west virginia with a check of the weather. al, good morning. >> hey, good morning, everybody is. penske trucks rental has been with us from the beginning. our friends at sara lee, john harris, breakfast, lunch and dinner products from sara lee. paula deen furniture by universal furniture. ralston and company. the folks at glidden. ocean kayak. a few more surprises for you, melissa. we've got linda fisher here from malt-o-meal, corporate communications manager. >> good morning, al. we're so happy to be a part of the lend a hand program. throughout the week we've donated 500,000 servings of our better oats and instant oatmeal. that's 100,000 servings to the kov nebt house today. in honor of the special work and
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really important work that you do in your community, we have an extra surprise for you today, melissa. it's a check for $25,000. >> wow! man! that is literally a big check. >> that's a big check. >> thank you so much. how does this help you with your mission? >> um, wow. this is like winning the non-profit lottery. really. i can't even thank you enough. >> thank you. we've got some more. our good buddy dennis pittman, smithsfield director of communications, joined by our good buddy al davis -- i keep saying this. alvin sent. alvin sent from the united food and commercial workers union. dennis and al, we want to thank you guys. you've been terrific all week long. >> we've been able to put together over 800,000 servings of protein. and today, here is your 800,000.
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spiral hams for everybody that you need to give them to. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. thank you. >> you can give a hug to my man alvin sent. >> you get a hug, too. thank you! thank you. >> thank you, it's been a great week. >> thank you so much. you guys are great. al got me some peanuts in birmingham. good morning to you. a couple 60-degree readings on the temperature map. now still 59 in novato. napa and 64 in sun vee veil. by 4:00 p.m., you'll see all of the cloud cover clear out. 67 degrees and mild conditions. even warmer inland. upper 70s in places like concord, fremont, san jose, and gilroy. we have a big weekend. father's day is coming up. you'll be fine with outdoor plans. warm as we head through monday and hot on wednesday.
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that's your latest that's your latest weather. joining us also, eric schwartz. vp at henkle. >> we brought pure-ex detergent, dial soap, renuzit, right guard, we'll have fresh, clean laundry at the drop-in center. >> eric, thank you so very, very much. >> al, thank you very much. happy father's day today. there will be a lot of toasts and breakfast in bed if you're lucky for dad this weekend and some will be sharing memories with dad. >> natalie, al and i all sat down to talk about our dads and what their love means to us. ♪ >> my dad was career military. he served for, i think, 24
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years. he was always every two or three years, we were relocated, moved around a lot. and my dad was away a lot. but whenever he came home, it was always, you knew dad was home. the king of the household, here's dad. we were always on our best behavior. as a military father he was strict. especially as a hispanic military father, very strict. but my father loves having a good time. still to this day, there's no one who loves a roller coaster more, and he loves the thrill of adventure and travel. i remember growing up as a kid we decided we were moving to panama from new jersey. and my dad is like, let's drive there. ur really wanted us to ey, eyes to, you know, to all that was out there and the possibilities. 14 years ago my father had a stroke at 51. he nearly died.
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and it was three months before my wedding. at that time they weren't sure he was going to be able to walk me down the aisle. he showed the strength. he kept saying every day. i'm going to be there. i'm going to walk you down the aisle. needless to say it made for a very emotional wedding. but i'm so lucky and blessed that god spared him on that day. you know, he's been able to see his grandkids. 14 years later he's in perfect health, and you would never know. that's whaexactly who my dad is he's is survivor and someone who says, i'm going to take that knock and i'm going to come back better and stronger. >> my dad was in the mining business. and one thing that i always remember and kind of laugh about is he would go away on business trips. i knew that other friends i had would have dads that would go on business trips and come back and
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bring some kind of toy from the toy store. my dad always brought us rocks and would explain the geology of, you know, this particular stone or whatever. and i remember at the time thinking, i would probably rather have a packaged toy. it was just an example of the way my dad was always trying to teach us. and he always pushed us to be our best. he believed in us, and he had high expectations for us. when i was 16 years old my dad had a heart attack and passed away. i was just ending my junior year of high school. and my whole world changed. i just kind of look at that as the key moment in my life. there was -oh when we had my dad then everything that happened afterwards. i think when you lose someone really young, it just kind of gives you a different view of the world. i really, you know, i still feel the pain.
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i still remember that pain. he put a lot of love into our family. ♪ he is still missed just as much as the day we lost him. i would love to tell my father happy father's day. i would want him to know that we're all okay and his kids still love him and still miss him. >> my father was a bus driver, and he would take me on the bus with him when i was off from school and i would go to the depositi depot and hang out. it was fun. i mean, he was a very sharp dresser. he had great speaking voice. he had a great smile. and he was a great dad in that he was very openly affectionate,
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big hugger, kisser. he loved everybody. everybody loved him. he was a younger dad, unlike me, as an older dad, you know, he, you know, when i was, you know, a teenager, he was in his 40s. i've got siblings who are adopted, siblings who are biological. i can say with all honesty that he and my mother both treated each one of us the same. there was no differentiation, and we were raised, this is your sister, this is your brother. i always kind of scratched my head when i hear people say, this is my stepdaughter or this is my adopted son. you know, this was my -- this is my son, this is my daughter, this is my grandson, this is my granddaughter. that was who he was. i guess my only regret, he really wanted a roker grandson, and he missed nicky's birth by a few months. i would say the thing that i would pass on to other dads that i think i inherently learned from my father was that you
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cannot hug and kiss your children enough. i just melt when my boy says, i love you, daddy, gives me this big kiss, you you know. you can't put a price on that. you know, for your child to know that they are loved and that it's both emotional and physical is, i think, a great gift. >> we don't have a dry eye here, al roker joins us again from charleston, west virginia. we should mention, too, tamron's dad was a military man himself. you just lost him. >> passed away about three years ago. he was in the army for 31 years. like al said, he was my stepfather but he's the only dad i've ever known. we never said step dad. i was his girl. he said of all the kids i was the one for right and the last time my father saw me on television i was filling in on
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the "today" show, he was in the hospital. so this show means a lot to me for many reasons but it was the last time my dad saw me. i wish him a happy father's day. they hear us and they're so proud of their girls. >> we hope so. >> we know. >> al, when you described your dad, somebody everybody loved. sounds like you, al. sounds like a chip off the old block. >> yes. >> well, you know what, he still reverberates in our lives so much. my sisters and my brother, we all talk about him like he's still here. he is still here. i look at my sonic i can a nick looks like him. we found out we were pregnant with nicky a few weeks after he passed away. my mother always felt he made a deal with god to bring us a son. who is to say he didn't. >> absolutely. savannah, i love you were saying that your dad would bring gifts to you guys. instead of toys you would get rocks. >> he always wanted to teach us something. i'm thankful to this show to get to tell my dad happy father's
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day and to get to talk about him. i know we all love to tell people about these people that we love so much. so we'll be back. e announcer ] some are quieter than others. being the squeaky wheel is just not their style. you'll find them with their heads down, working their butts off. ♪ occasionally, they look up from their work, look behind them, see the pack in the distance, then put their heads back down and begin working again. the new chrysler town & country. quietly, convincingly the best-selling minivan in america.
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this morning on "today's" real estate, how much house can your money buy? from utah to south carolina, we have homes currently on the market for under $300,000. barbara corcoran is our real estate contributorcontributor. i bet your getting morehouse if your money these days. >> a lot more house for your money. >> let's start with boise. i love this way this house looks. it's cute. it's a cottage. >> it's like a fairy tale cottage. boise is the state capital. it's on the river. look at the front of the house. storybook cottage. i love that chty cherry front dn the house. inside is a sunny dining area,
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living area that's light and contemporary with blond floors. i just think it's meticulous in every way. there's a dining area that opens straight out into the kitchen. it's totally updated by removing one wall between the kitchen and the dining area. i think it's such a big improvement on this house. great lesson for a lot of people wanting to sell. there is a giant three-car garage. how do you get a three-car garage looking like that for $215,000? not only does it hold a car but canoe and kayak. >> organized as well. >> meticulous. out back, lovely little covered porch. >> let's move on to one impartial to for obvious reasons. a house isavannah, georgia. >> beautiful name. why not buy this house just for the name. it's a real southern belle home with beautiful railings and a big wrap around porch. look at that house. it's a sweet pie of a house. who wouldn't want to live there. you feel like you're going to be happy forevermore. it has a pristine entry hall. it has a dog there that doesn't
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come with the house, by the way. hardwood floors with inlays and leaded glass windows. what a meticulous entry foyer. i love it. living room has wood floors, tall ceiling and original fireplace. simple and almost catty cornered. perfect little room in my book. the kitchen has a lovely set of glass doors that you can't quite see on the back. dining room, pardon me. it's huge. almost seems like you could get a whole dining room set-up. i can't talk today. what is going on here? let me take a breath. there's the kitchen. what's wrong with that kitchen is it's tiny but what's particularly wrong with it is the cabinets should be painted white. >> let's do our last two. let's go to johns island, south carolina. 15 minutes from charleston. >> okey-dokey. this is famous for the angel oak tree, 14 00-year-old oak and draws lots of visitors to this island. when you have a look at this house, it looks like a mini old southern plantation. inside, hardwood floors, nine-foot ceilings.
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the living room is filled with light. that kitchen that you see off to the right, you're doing to get another shot of it here, is gray and white with lots of cabinet space. very simply done. outside in the backyard there's a double decker deck with a patio. and an eerie, eerie view of the marshlands. i don't know if you have a look at this view, unusual. come on. there it is. who would want to look at that? lots of people. you pay extra for that in this part of country. >> from eerie to lake erie. this is a big house. >> this is a big house. big old gray house with five bedrooms and 2700 square feet. >> all right. it looks like a good one. check our website for that. barbara corcoran, thank you. if you want to know more about the houses you can go to meanwhile, coming up, more music from kenny chesney. but first, this is "today" on nbc. [ female announcer ] sun damage is on the rise. now use the best suncare recommended most by dermatologists. neutrogena®, with technologies like helioplex... it provides the highest average spf
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[ female announcer ] dermatologist recommended aveeno has an oat formula, now proven to build a moisture reserve, so skin can replenish itself. that's healthy skin for life. only from aveeno. good morning to you. it's 9:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. in oakland, the suspected gang member suspecteded of shooting two men back in april is due back in court. two fathers were gunned down on april 25th. 22-year-old clem thompson was arrested? the s.w.a.t. raid on wednesday. in addition to the two counts of murder, will he likely be charged with attempted murder for wounding four other people. police believe those killed and injured were not targeted. tompkins allegedly thought he was firing at rival gang
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members. university of mexico football player whose sagging pants led to him being arrested is out on bail. he was arrested on wednesday after a stewardess asked him to get off the plane because he hadn't pulled his pants up over his boxers, as she had asked. the incident he is ska latd and he was arrested. it's not clear if prosecutors will charge him today. a quick break and we'll be back with a look at the commute.
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welcome black. there is slowing coming through emeryville a 19-minute drive. a nice smooth through through university drive. eastbound, westbound, very smoothly. we'll get a live look at the toll plaza and show you that the
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fast track lanes are moving quickly. so the focus right there off of the berkeley curve coming off of 580, not so bad. coming past the coliseum, a very smooth flow. the giants and a's are going to have post work traffic at 5:00 around that area. south bay, we just have slowing around northbound 880. around that triangle. and heading down across the summit, 17 towards santa cruz, likely to get crowded because it's beautiful over the hill. >> very nice. thank you so much, mike. for the latest traffic and news updates, check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook or friend any of us. another local news update in half an hour. have a great day.
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♪ fans love him just the way he is. that's his big hit "just the way you are." hard to believe bruno mars started out at the age of 4 as an elvis impersonator. he's going to perform live next friday on "today," so be sure to be here if you're in town. good morning. i'm savannah guthrie along with tamron hall. and speaking of music, one more song from kenny chesney. one of the biggest stars in country music.
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he gave his fans one really terrific performance this morning. he's going to sing one of those number ones in just a little while. >> very nice. also ahead, summer is here and maybe those toys from last year has been tossed aside. you know they have. just as they grow out of their clothes, kids grow out of their toys. we have a great selection of games and toys to keep them busy and active all summer long. how do you spell relief? a good toy. >> exactly. mean why, i didn't know that was for children segment. i was there the last half hour. >> jenna was in that tunnel. >> i don't know what the big deal is. >> speaking of jenna, lester and jenna is here coming up on "weekend today." >> casey anthony case, the defense is mounting their case. is casey going to take the stand? also, father's day, and the fast lane i spent time with nascar legend richard petty and his son kyle. both have racing in their blood. they talk about their special bond on and off the track. plus, idol chatter about
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j.lo. jenner lopez is the smash hit as judge but is the superstar ready to leave the show in we're going to tell you what she said that's got a lot of people talking. and then, we're keeping it all in the family with the duggers. the parents of 19 have just welcomed their second grandchild. we're going to sigh hi to the entire dugger clan. all that and more coming up this weekend on today. they will be here. >> big father's day nl in the dugger family, literally. lester and jenna, thank you. let's go back to al in charleston, west virginia, this morning on the final day of his record-breaking lend a hand tour. good to see you there, al. >> guys, thank you so much. yes, that's right. $9 million in the last five days. $1.3 million, a little bit more than that, here for covenant house of west virginia. melissa doty, the director and joining us is joseph bloomingfeld, he is sharing in the final donation. we want -- you've got a great
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donation. >> thank you, al. we're excited to support a great donation. we're one of america's leading companies, educate 6 million children a year and we share your view of creating positive change for education. we have $100,000 worth of education materials and books and training and cash and workbooks and it's our pleasure -- >> $10,000. joseph, that's fantastic. >> thank you so much. >> melissa, what has this day meant for covenant house? >> this day has been a real game changer for us. and basically what it's going to allow us to do is serve more families in need. we can't wait to get to work and get all this stuff out to the people who need it. >> it was our honor and our pleasure to do this for you guys because it's such a great chairfy. >> tremendous. thank you. >> thank you, joseph. >> our pleasure to help out again. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods.
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of course, we're in west virginia. some would say the fiddling champion of the world. jay crack has been entertaining our crowd. jay, would you like to fiddle us off? >> yes. >> you going to play? >> yes. the "polka river blues." >> go ahead, hit it, jake. i've got to get out of the way. he's going to be move that arm a bit. sorry. he needs room to start fiddling. and one, and a two, and -- ♪ >> you know we want to make sure you find out more about all the great charities. go to we were honored to help bring $9 million plus to all these great
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folks. and we want to also let you know the nice people who helped us out here, promotional considerations, so watch your screen while i tell you about the folks who made this all possible back at the "today" show. first and foremost, jim bell, john nash, jackie olensky. molly palmer, sarah clagett, steve usher, steve ash-har, the ashman, gill, michelle leoni, grace, harley, and a privilege for the last week to give this all away to great charities. back to you guys. we'll do it again next year. >> all right. al, way to get played out there. congratulations. more than $9 million to five great charities. see you monday. great work. >> fantastic. good stun>>utste meesages. - excuse me, which sock is whiter? - oh, that one.
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family, toys that can keep them active. boy, do i have some with me today. what was a favorite for a toddler at age 2 may not be right now now that he's 3 or 4 years old on the go like these ladies and gentlemen. stephanie from has toys that give them a great workout. we have to get this party started. >> we have a lot of active play here. >> all age groups. >> it's important for kids in terms of building their big muscles, coordination, ability to work as a group. >> and working off the energy. let's be honest. so we start off with something that's really popular. >> right. fans of this caterpillar will recognize the motif on the tunnel and the tent from pacific play things. they were all in here a second ago. >> do you want to go in here? >> no. you want to mess with that. >> that's okay. they love the fact that it's open on the top so you can see. >> want to go with me? no, okay. anybody want to go in? >> there we go. >> the other way. okay.
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so this is really cool for obvious reasons. let me step over here. >> the nice thing about this is it can be put awaway. you can do indoor and outdoor. >> next thing. this is super cute. >> what i love about this grill cafe from step 2 is it's decidedly gender free and lightweight. so you can take it outside when the family is grilling. the kids can be busy playing on your side. >> should you worry about the smaller pieces? >> yes. everything is age range 3 and up. there's a lot of play food in this that i wouldn't recommend for younger kids. they can pretend to make their own food. >> this is cool looking. >> this is the pee wee bike. >> it's a bike? >> yeah, it's a ride-on toy for older toddlers. jake is on his. it's sturdy. most of the ride-on toys don't steer which is ridiculous but jake can go anywhere on this. >> he is doing great on this bike. >> take your kids to try them on because long legs, short legs, you want to make sure that it
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fits your child. >> i love this bike. next is -- >> classic toy. >> classic toy. we all had rings toes when we were kids. this is a new one called twist and turn. >> save this for me? >> you can give it away. this different in that the posts actually move and they play music. you can configure it any which way you want. >> it's easy to assemble. we're going to play a game of ring toss. ladies, are you ready? you bring it because i'm going to beat you. >> not competitive at all. >> no. michael jordan used to beat his kids playing basketball. here you go. you get the first shot because you're young and beautiful. >> tamron, go for it. >> it's a foul. a foul. >> way to go. >> i cheated. >> you cheated. >> i did. i'm sorry. what do we have here? >> this is from diggen. this is simple. it pops up. 23 you're going to the beach or going to the park, it's a great choice. one more time. >> i'll try it again. >> this is cool. it's easy. i'm terrible at this. >> you have to practice. >> i like that. it's easy to pack which makes it
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fantastic. >> this is a pinball -- pinball -- bowling set from step 2 that i love because the pieces have a very wide base. >> great. >> older toddlers and preschoolers can actually place them themselves. they stack up. some of the faces -- they have some of the faces look like mr. bill from "saturday night live." >> i like this because it's entertain for all ages. cool. >> girls, this is the dance with me game. we love this because the girls are going to practice their ballet. you can see that, guys? >> let's say it, girls. >> very good. >> and what else? >> your fourth position. >> show me. what is it? >> like this. >> okay. ballerinas in training love this game. it's active and gets them up and going, which is great. >> you guys strike a pose nicely. okay. and then? >> these are two games from piper games. speed slider which the girls have over there. it's kind of like a combination of hot potato and bop-it. it's gentle.
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>> what does it do? >> electronic passing it back and forth. it calls out numbers or colors. >> you can work on your agility. it's not mean. a lot of electronic games are. this is balance bender. low tech and easy to practice your balancing. >> perfect. guys, thank you so much. you were great. i loved it. you brought it. thank you. high five. thank you, stephanie. i've never been around this many children in my life. >> welcome to my world. >> i'm having hot flashes. up next, though, one more song from country hit singer kenny chesney. eh, thirty days. max. we'll see about that. [ female announcer ] glade® lasting impressions: two complementary fragrances alternate to keep things fresh. and not just for thirty days. our longest-lasting plugins air freshener lasts for sixty. well that lasted longer than i thought. i knew it would. [ female announcer ] get freshness that won't fade away for sixty days with plugins lasting impressions. now glade scented oil fits air wick® warmers, too.
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help regulate your digestive system. love how you feel or your money back. ♪ activia ♪ >> narrator: the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> we are kind of kicking up our heels this morning to kenny chesney's music as he took to the stage in our summer concert series. >> now here's one of the big hits from his latest album, it's called "hemingway's whiskey" called "somewhere with you." ♪ ♪ if you're going out with someone new ♪ ♪ i'm going out with someone too ♪ ♪ i won't feel sorry for me
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♪ i'm getting drunk but i'd much rather be somewhere with you ♪ ♪ laughing loud on a carnival ride ♪ driving around on a saturday night ♪ ♪ you made fun of me singing my song ♪ ♪ got a hotel room just to turn you on ♪ ♪ you said pick me up a at 3:00 a.m. ♪ ♪ you're fighting me with your mom again ♪ ♪ and i'd go i'd go i'd go somewhere with you ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ i won't sit outside your house and wait for the lights to go out ♪ ♪ call up an ex to rescue me ♪ climb in their bed when i'd much rather sleep ♪ ♪ somewhere with you like we did on the beach last summer ♪ ♪ when the rain came down and we took cover ♪ down in your car out by the
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pier ♪ ♪ you laid me down whispered in my ear ♪ ♪ i hate my life ♪ hold on to me ♪ if you ever decide to leave then i'll go i'll go i'll go ♪ ♪ i can go out every night of the week ♪ ♪ can go home with anybody i meet ♪ but it's just a temporary high because when i close my eyes ♪ ♪ i'm somewhere with you ♪ somewhere with you ♪ if you see me out on the town ♪ and it looks like i'm burning it down ♪ ♪ you won't ask ♪ and i won't say ♪ but in my heart i'm always somewhere with you ♪ ♪ laughing loud on a carnival ride ♪ driving around on a saturday night ♪ ♪ you made fun of me for singing my song ♪ ♪ got a hotel room just to turn you on ♪ ♪ you said pick me up at 3:00
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a.m. ♪ ♪ you're fighting with your mom again ♪ ♪ and i'd go i'll go i'll go ♪ i can go out every night of the week ♪ ♪ can go home with anybody i meet ♪ ♪ but it's just a temporary high ♪ because when i close my eyes i'm somewhere with you ♪ ♪ somewhere with you ♪ somewhere with you ♪ i'm somewhere with you ♪ somewhere with you ♪ i'm somewhere with you >> thank you so much for letting
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us be somewhere with you, everybody. we love you. >> we'll be back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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still to come this friday on "today," punk size property ji, we all fell in love with her. she's beautiful. little jackie evancho talks to kathie lee and hoda. >> it's real. she's adorable. she sounds great. two lucky ladies plucked from the ground for ambush makeovers. we'll see their trans formation.
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good morning to you. it's 9:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. good news for bay area workers but only mixed news for the city of fremont. fremont expects to lose $600,000 this year in property tax from the nummi site because it was
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sold for 40% less than the previous value. a south bay donut shop may be the next show on the reality tv. psycho donuts has caught the attention of the cooking channel and tlc. they offer tasty treats like you've never seen. cereal killer has captain crunch on top. they look like nurses. psycho donuts said this weird concept would be perfect for reality tv. >> two years ago, this was just a little concept and now all of these things are taking place. so it's really exciting but sometimes you almost have to pinch yourself to believe that these things are actually happening. >> they are pretty sweet treats. psycho donuts has two stores, one in san jose and one in campbell. he show hopes to hear from august if they are headed to reality it tv. just remember the little people.
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christina? well, we have a very nice day for us. high pressure puts us back into the 90s next week so enjoy the 70s that we have today. 67 degrees in san francisco. as we head throughout tomorrow, we shave off a couple degrees but we climb back up to 79 in father's day, up to 92 degrees by tuesday. we have a warming trend on the way. that could bring us the first triple digit readings later this week. >> let's take a look at the maze. nice, easy drive. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. we see the backup now to the 880 and big advantage for you if you head over there. no problems on the 880 overcrossings. san mateo is a smooth drive and now a disabled vehicle approach on the bridge. we'll see that the peninsula, too much maze. the "today" show when we return.
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from nbc news, this is "today," with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. we made it, everybody. we actually made it to friday, june 17th, hope you're having a great start to your brand-new weekend. >> oh, yeah. what are you doing this weekend? >> you and i are going to be in aspen, colorado. >> that's right. >> we're going to be at the food and wine festival in aspen, colorado. >> it's going to be a lot of fun. i've never been to aspen, period. >> you are going to freak over aspen, it's one of the most beautiful places on earth. you throw in great wine and great food. >> we're excited. >> when you watch movies, sometimes you're watching the actors and stuff. but lots of times the location that you're watching has a pro found effect on you. >> you wish you could be there sort of thing.
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>> one of my favorite movies was "the way we were." remember the scene at the plaza hotel. >> fandango has done a list of the top u.s. resort places. number five on the list is the hotel del coronado in san diego, that's from the marilyn monroe movie, "some like it hot." >> it also had jack lemmon in it and tony curtis. >> the movie took place in florida, but they actually shot it in san diego. >> if you go to florida, you can go to the grand floridian. >> number four is the grand hotel on mackinac island. said to have the longest porch in the world. visited by many, many residents. that movie had one of the most glorious soundtracks by john
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barry. >> one of the greatest scores. number three, the exterior of the overlook hotel from "the shining." >> people want to go. >> it's really the timberline lodge on mount hood in oregon. people line up to go there. just so you know. >> apparently as the director, was asked, stanley kubrick was asked by the timberline to change the sin ter line of room 217. stephen king's novel, of the same so people would avoid the real room 217. this is from "dirty dancing." it is in the catskill mountains. cool place.
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>> the number one, which surprised both hoda and myself is the turtle bay resort on the north shore of oahu island. >> this is that movie, "forgetting sarah marshal." >> that was an hysterical movie. but that spot, people say -- you know, it's such a beautiful setting that i can see where you 0 would go crazy if you saw it. >> another place i thought of, let me see if i can remember it. in the movie, "pt-109" about jfk and world war ii. they actually shot that, hoda, at an incredible little place called little palm island, about half an hour north of key west. little palm island, very expensive. but if you're getting married or you're celebrating a big anniversary, little palm island. >> amazing. >> there are so many ways, when you are pregnant and you want to find out if you're having a boy or a girl, there are a lot of different ways that people like to reveal that secret. >> the gender. >> now there's a new way to
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reveal the gender. and it's a way that the parents don't know what the gender is, and the only person who knows is the doctor. >> the doctor and -- your baker. >> your doctor writes down if it's a boy or a girl and seal it is in an envelope. you take the sealed envelope to your baker and your baker says, ah. and then your baker bakes a cake. it's either blue on the inside or pink and they ice it white so nobody knows. it's time for the big gender-revealing party. and all the family is around. get the knife out and cut it and everyone knows at the same time. >> i think it's a cute idea. >> i-village said this trend started to trickle in a few years ago and now the popularity has quadrupled. >> would you want to know the sex of a child before it was born? >> yeah. >> i did both times, i was so old by that time, i couldn't stand it, i wanted to get the nursery done. >> when you have kids, a lot of people are struggling to find the right baby sitter.
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and sometimes now, especially now, kids are busy texting and tweeting and they're distracted from what they were supposed to do. before this, the previous generation watched tv. had the phone. now they've come up with a great idea, it's called rent a grandma. they figure, who better than grandmas to watch your kids. >> who are not always tech-savvy. they're not going to be surfing the web. >> it seemed like a cool idea. >> you have to be 50 or older and i don't surf the web, so i'm perfect for rent-a-grandma. you know how depressing that is? i would be good at it. because i would care. i would take very good care of your children and your home and your pets, i'm a responsible adult. >> did you baby-sit when you were a kid? >> i did. yeah. i did. i did a loot of odd jobs. my daddy worked three jobs. my mom sold eggs door to door. we didn't have a whole lot. but we had everything that you really need. >> that's what matters.
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>> i'm not a fan of this guy we're about to tell you about. >> i like him. >> i know you do. >> i like this guy. >> this guy was, he was getting these notes from a doctor's office that said he owed $25, okay? >> a co-pay. he got tired of fighting it. they're like, where's the $25, where's the $25? why don't we describe what this guy did to pay back the $25 that he thought he already paid. but anyway -- >> he decided to ask if they accepted cash. i love this, when the receptionist, i know it's not her fault but she said yes. so he said what? >> well, he -- >> luck me for me, i happen to have it on me. >> he had 2500 pennies that he dumped on her desk. she's the receptionist. for god's sake. she's just sitting there, answering the phone, doing stuff. this guy dumps all those pennies on her desk. and he says -- i'm willing to wait if you want to count them. i mean, you know ha? i'm so over that. look at that.
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who has to clean up that mess, who? >> i agree it was probably not the best -- >> not nice! >> excuse me, what if he really had paid the $25, hoda? >> then just figure out the way to fight it. >> i agree, it's not her fault. it's not her fault. i want to see the manager, maybe go and dump it on his, in a nice way. just nicely -- >> nicely, make your point. here's the thing -- he was, fined for disorderly conduct. which means $140 fine. >> well, there, that's what you get for being obnoxious. >> if you're going to do the crime, do the time. he found guilty he says he will not pay in pennies, he has respect for the legal process. >> he's a stand-up comic. you know the guy's a joker and that's whe does. >> speaking of jokes this is try-day friday, funny. this was sent in by a friend in eugene, oregon. guy is walking down the street. as he passes by a senior living facility, he notices three female residents laying out on the grass in their birthday
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suits. >> oh. >> he thought this was odd, so he went inside and told the desk clerk, did you know that three of your female residents are laying out on the lawn completely naked? the desk clerk replied, yes, i do, they are retired hookers and they're having a yard sale. [ laughter ] >> that's a home run. it's time for -- "bobby's buzz." >> hello, bobbie. >> are you wearing that cute little thing you gave me before? >> i love this. >> it's a slip that i -- >> can you see it? >> if something a little too short. she's got these slips. >> happy father's day to my father. and my step-father alexi. i have an adorable duo to share with everyone. i found the cutest t-shirts on etsy. they have these matching father and baby, little tees with the
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built-in ties. >> what are the names? >> this is jason and evan, who is two months. and they're so cute. they're like $12. >> he looks like a little old man. it's so funny. >> they're just so cute. and then of course on our website, klg & i have a video spy pen. it can take an hour and a half of video with just a click. color video and -- >> why that for father's day? well, i last but not least. these working stiffs are great collar stays, magnetic and polo stays, to give your dad an alternative to the tie. >> don't you love that baby? bobbie has been hugging that baby. she snuggled him up to her bosoms. >> come here, we love you. >> who wouldn't be -- >> never mind. i'm going to say anything about anthony. thank you, bobbie. coming up next, guys, the little girl with the great big
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when soprano prodigy, jackie evancho took the stage at "america's got talent" u.s. television got its very own susan boyle moment. >> since then she's become the top-selling debut artist in 2010 and just released her first full-length album this week called "dream with me." >> we're so glad you came back to see us. i thought she was going to become all snooty. but you're not. you came back to see your old friends. she's says, my agent made me. >> this is kind of cool, this cd, right. because you team up with some big, big names. barbra streisand is one. how was that? >> susan boyle?
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>> well actually haen had was, we didn't sing together, what happened was david foster did his recording studio magic and he was, and we were in different studios and he put our voices together. and he did say that she said great things about my voice. >> she did. >> he told me this morning in my dressing room that barbra was so thrilled that she said, did you want me to come in and fix anything. you guys sang "together" from west side story. and you co-wrote the title song. tell me about that. >> the title song is called "dream with me." david foster composed a little tune, a little melody. and he asked me to write lyrics to it. and i couldn't write lyrics, so he asked me if i wanted to write down ideas that you thought were dreamy. so i wrote down several. he sent it to a lyricist and then came up with that song.
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>> she gets some credit on it. >> look at you, you cool thing. >> so the neat thing about your life is sometimes you're a big star singing on this great track and sometimes you're just an 11-year-old kid in pittsburgh going to school. >> like "hannah montana" in a way. >> how do the kids treat you? >> the kids at school treat me like i'm a normal kid, which i love very much. i'm really happy that they know i don't like being treated like a superster, you know. >> and you have a best friend since you were little. who your real friends are, jackie. that's so great. you'll always know. >> how much time do you spend the regular school year at school? or do you have a tutor who comes with you? how do you work it? >> what i do is i have a cybertutor. and when i'm on a trip or something or i'm traveling, i used computer and do all my stuff in school. but when i'm at home what happens actually similar to that. i take the computer with me to school and i do school on the computer, but still in school. >> but you still get to get the
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vibe of being in school with your friends. >> yeah. >> you're starting your first tour this summer? >> what? >> stop it. how cool is that. how many cities are you going to go to? >> i don't know. but i do know that it's in august. that's all i know. >> well you're going to have to take very good care of your voice, you know. >> do you like singing live in front of lots of people? or would you rather be in a studio? do you ever get nervous? >> i definitely get super-nervous. but you know what, i'd rather sing live, just because it's so much fun to have a huge crowd in front of you. it's just -- >> and you can feel them. >> yeah. >> do people stop you on the treat in new york when you're walking around? >> not in new york. but sometimes at home. sometimes everywhere, actually. >> what do they say to you? >> they're my gosh, you're jackie evancho. can i get a photograph with you, can i get your autograph? >> do you have other dreams, do you want to go into acting and do a disney movie or something? >> i would love to become a
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writer or an actor. i always say that that is going to be my plan b. >> you know, i wish i had a plan b when i was 11 or a c or d. jackie, you are one of our favorite peopleth and most of all, thank you for not changing, you're so sweet. you stay sweet, thank you, jackie. >> we'll be ready to answer the questions from the crowd, right after this. at progressive, you can bundle your home and auto policies and save. it's quick and easy. don't worry, tiny people. flo is a gentle giant. yay! bundle your home and auto insurance at hundreds more in your wallet year after year. feed me! you're hungry again? i just fed you a whole roll of quarters. saving you money -- now, that's progressive. call or click today. mmmm...
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♪ we're back with three, two, one, live, with sara haines. >> today she's at nintendo world with a crowd full of questions. >> we've got a lot of young ones today, so be ready for this. i'm with amanda from pennsylvania, she's got a question. >> what's the most embarrassing outfit you've worn on tv? >> you know what, for me that's easy. because i repeat clothes over and over and over? and people tell me about them. they're like, get rid of that
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red dress. we're over it. or that white thing. i wore this white dress i love and they were, eenough, in all caps. >> they like to tune in and see all the new stuff. >> i don't have all the new stuff. what about you? >> there have been too many to remember. honestly i can't think of one. the most embarrassing thing is when you have you're wearing something and all of a sudden you realize you've got huge armpit stains or something. >> or bra goo. or you break a zipper or something. but -- no, i can't remember one particular thing. there's been so many. >> okay, next up we've got carl from california. >> carl, how are you? >> what gaming system do you guys use? >> what? >> i mean back in the day i was an atarri girl. did did you guys have gaming systems? >> from your house? >> monopoly. that's what i played. >> video games. video games.
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>> angry birds, is that one? >> yeah. >> i'm over carl, okay? >> carl, some of us are adults that have jobs, we have children like you that cost a lot of money that we have to work for. >> you've been fired, carl. amanda from wisconsin? >> what's your favorite thing to do in new york city in the summer? >> mine is probably to go to the beach. >> in new york city? >> well the hamptons, that's close. >> yeah. i mean i like, that's probably something fun in the summertime if you want to get away and relax. >> i thought she meant the city. i like to have lunch or dinner outside. >> anywhere? >> i like -- yeah, just anywhere with that full sort of summer smell and the moisture of it and just wauch watch the people go by. >> i like to spend outside. i would spend my whole life outside, if i could. >> and central park is fun, too.
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but okay, i've got bev from iowa. >> iowa. >> we're a little fond of iowa. >> i was wondering besides, well i'm here from iowa like i said, but where do you like to vacation in the summertime, to get away from the city? >> i like the caribbe(jy i'm a real, i like a quick flight. i like puerto rico, because you can get on the plane in new york three hours later you're there you're on a beach in a couple of hours. i like anything that's convenient and easy. i don't like to spend a lot of time getting somewhere. >> where i live on the water in connecticut. that's my getaway. but when we just sold a pwonderful, our place in nantucket and i'm starting to have, you know, i'm starting to feel it like that's my favorite place along with rehoboth beach, delaware, to go. >> okay. we've got some more midwest pwe've got kelsey from minnesot. and she's got a question, a seasonal question. >> what is the best way to cool off in the summertime? >> skinny-dip. >> exactly.
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streak. >> not that i know, i just hear. >> hoda? >> yeah, that's it. you know, sleeveless, hot flashes, it's the way we roll here. >> perfect. >> one more, colleen fráz minnesota, a dating question, our favorite. >> well, since jay does come up every once in a while, i was wondering if you guys ever like double date, go out, socialize a little bit together? >> we do. we go on double dates. you no he what's very convenient for right now? we've got exactly five seconds -- >> we're going to double date to "war horse." tony win hen winning play.
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good friday morning to you. i'm laura garcia-cannon. the man who shot and killed chauncey bailey is speaking out. he said he does not expect his victim's families to forgive him but he wants them to know he is sorry for the pain he caused. he told the paper he did not think of his two victims as people at the time of the murders and did not contemplate the pain and grief their deaths would cause. he confessed to killing bailey and a homeless man as part of a plea deal. the deal means he will get 25 years to prison for his crime but he's still waiting to be officially sentenced. the a's history is about to become the focus of a new hollywood movie. we're getting a sneak peak of money ball this morning. >> you guys are talking the same
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old nonsense, like we're looking for fabio. we've got to think differently. >> who is fabio? >> he changes the way baseball teams scout for talent. you saw brad pitt as well as jona hill and robin wright, used to be penn. thl will hit theaters at the end of september. loing forward to that one, or any movie for that matter. weather and traffic after this.
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well, we've got a really nice day ahead of us. high pressure is going to warm us up back into the 90s. 75 in san jose. 76 today in los gatos and just 67 in san francisco. as we head throughout tomorrow, we're going to shave off a couple degrees but climb back up to 79 on father's day. up to 92 degrees by tuesday. we've got a warming trend on the way that could bring us the first triple digit readings late next week. we still have the metering lights on. the a's play the giants over at the home of the a's. there will be traffic. there will be a 7:05 game. still at the bay bridge we have the traffic because of the lights still on. folks backed up in the regular lanes, fast track not really a problem. heading into the north bay of the golden gate bridge looks very smooth.
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of course, check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook, folks. 1y50i consider p at and we're back on this try-day friday, with ambush makeovers. >> here to show off our two newest makeovers is our crack makeover team, "today" contributor and stylist to the stars -- ♪ louis lacari >> and contributor and author, jill martin. >> how was it today? >> what's doing? >> we found two great makeovers. >> you guys never disappoint. let's hear about them. >> today i had a real eye-lock.
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she was excited to receive a pick apple makeover. let's listen to carol's story. >> we're about to turn your grandma into a bombshell, what do you think? >> i think it's great. she's so awesome and focuses all of her energy on everything else except for herself. so she totally deservq it is. >> aw, and terry, what do you think your dad's g%9 >> thrill with be an element of surprise, because mom and i were here to see my daughter stephanie. and surprise, dad. we're home. >> well are you ready to go? we'uz going to make you the hottest grandma in the country. >> i'm ready, i think. >> i'm so excited. >> okay. so carol, again, her daughter and granddaughter, terry and stephanie with blindfolds on. >> they look like sisters. >> here is carol's "before."
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. carol, let's see the new you! >> oh, my gosh. >> they're going 0 freak out. >> she knows she looks good. >> carol, put your glasses on, so you can see. now turn right here -- oh! [ laughter ] >> did you have any idea how hot you were, grandma? >> you're a hot ticket. >> t$at's not me. >> it is you. >> that's unbelievable. >> louis, the hair, the hair! >> this just goes to show -- hair color is a quick fix that works and less than, less than a half hour, we change her color from gray to, we erased ten years. we gave her this great haircut, added fullness and the hair color taes away the frizz of
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gray hair, which everybody with gray hair knows that happens. >> you look great! >> jill, that dress looks awesome.& >> jill going to be very happy. she put it on, she said, i don't wear anything like this. and i said, perfect. >> what i love about the dress and so many other dresses, it has pockets, which i love. and i think it adds. and the beige pumps from 9 west elongates her whole body. >> home run! [ applause ] >> our second lady is mandy clark, 36, from corvallis, or osh, she's been traveling as cross the u.s. eating pizza as part of your creative writing class, we wanted to give her a new look. pizza, already?uys full of >> no, we could never be too full of pizza, it's great. >> now it's time for a makeover. why does your girlfriend deserve it? >> she deserves it, she's a great girlfriend and she's been
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working hard for her creative writing masters, we've been on the road for two weeks and been eating pizza and writing and we'+e every state from oregon to new york. >> we're going make you the hottest pizza-eating writer in the country, are you ready to go? >> amanda is here with christie, her girlfriend. now we're going to bring out the new mandy clark. >> oh, wow! . wow, wow. >> all right. christie, go ahead and take it off. >> oh, my gosh. >> you almost saw yourself. turn around. tpgo ahead, take a look. >> you look awesome. >> louis -- >> you look gorgeous. >> you have to eat fillet
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. you know the song, can you same the same about the food you're eating. today's diet nutrition editor erin is here to see how we average and i have a feeling it's not going to be pretty. >> this is going to be a lot of fun. thin of the song ♪ buy me some peanuts and ket hint. >> that's not the question. who doesn't love cracker jacks. here is number one. here's two handfuls, one cup of cracker jacks. does this have more or less than 150 calories.
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>> more. the answer is always more. >> it has more. this little container -- 240. >> that's a lot. >> i like to hear what the question is before i -- >> that's just me. >> okay, more. >> this is a typical seven-ounce bag of peanuás that we chow down. how far would you have to walk to burn off the calories? eight miles, ten miles or 12 miles. >> how many? >> eight miles, ten miles or 12 miles. >> if you go to the park and get a ballpark of peanuts. >> it's not ten miles. >> no, it's 12 miles. >> she got it wrong. >> that's called cheating. that is called cheating. all right -- so i can't believe those were the three choices. >> 12 miles -- 1200 calories, that's a lot of peanuts, s$are it with three or four people. that's not one serving. >> so let's move on who doesn't
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love a soft pretzel. please tell me, it's a low-fat choice, but what about the calories. does this pretzel. not with any dips have 250, 500 or 750 calories. >> 750. >> 500. >> kathie lee is right, 500. >> it's 1-1. this is great. >> so sometimes did i move on? >> hot dog. >> chili cheese and a personal-sized pizza. >> i can't even see it. >> let me hold this up for you. here's the chilli dog. which is the lower-calorie choice, the chili dog or the pizza? >> which one has fewer calories. >> pizza? >> no. the chili dog. >> the chili dog. >> okay. rq)e we have two beers. are you tu(sr'g the points? i have twgy it's 2-1. >> now try here. >> don't push it. were going to chug these two
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down during the game, would this be the calorie equivalent of 20 cups, 30 cups or 40 cups of popcorn. >> that's gross. >> what were you going to say, hoda, i was going to say 20 cups of popcorn, it's probably 40. >> 20, 30 rks or 40 cups of popcorn. >> i'm going to go with 40. it's 700 calories. it's this much popcorn for these two beers. unbelievable, right? >> unbelievable. >> what else. >> 'achos and cheese are always a favorite. >> does this have more or less than 600 calories? >> more, more, more. >> it has 700 calories. >> it's always more. pit doesn't matter what the question is. >> a differq't kind of question. check out these ballpark desserts. check them out. a helmet sundae. does this have more or less calories than sausage and peppers. >> more. >> no. the sundae has less. >> i say it has less.
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and i would say you're right. the sundae has 425. >> up next -- >> this is a good prize -- >> i'm sorry. i won. now you want the prize, don't we want it. >> yankees tickets. i's going to the a giants game. up next, quick ways to turn your home into a happy hour party. >> in the nose, please. havq fun, hoda. thanks, madelyn, i really, i mean it. mera, activia it's the best job in the world. mera, activia my students are amazing. but to be there for them, you've gotta feel your best. kids can tell. that's why i love eating activia every day. so delicious activia helps me feel good inside. which helps me be my best... positive, cheerful and on top of things. help regulate your digestive system. love how you feel or your money back. ♪ activia
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something, but you don't spend a lot of time. it's just your friends coming over for drinks, you don't need to fuss with it too much. >> the first thing to do is pick a theme, if you want to, totally we picked sort of a nautical theme. all of this stuff is from target. it's super-cute, melamine, it is unbreakable. you cz use it with your kids. >> this is for the sangria. >> it's totally unbreakable, so if one of your friends goes crazy and knocks it off the table. it will survive. >> unfortunately they don't know who they are. >> t$ese we made cute and simple, made out of construction paper. you can do them with your kids. >> we're not inviting our kids. >> you put your kids to work before the party. >> uh-huh. >> the word for that -- >> let's go on. >> this is another fun thing to do. if you(uz rev things up a little bit. you do sugar rim on the glass.
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you can run a lemon around them this and use the leftover sugar you have from the holidays. >> smart idea. >> and this is a cute idea that you have. >> these are these adorable little candles. the idea herexis that everybody has empty bottles. i have plenty of empty bottles around my house. >> it's embarrassing when the recycler comes to my house, i'm telling you. >> you dive into the recycling bin. you get out your old bottles and put these little candles in them. very festive. >> and then you can also use old jam jars or pickle jars as votive holder or to put flowers in. >> these look cute. >> it says summer, it says
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the same thing with paper cups. it's a fun way to do it. again it's super cute. >> excellent. >> that's wh(u we're going to be doing, happy houring tomorrow. we want everyone to join us. >> we know you will be. be all weea woman like you with small children. váu should be ashamed of yourself. >> up next, it's a father's day feature in today's kitchen, but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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getting saucy one of our favorites, chef eric, when daddy is the chef at the famed lebernadar, he doesn't have to work on father's day. >> he'll be making his famous steak au plum. >> we're using fillet minion. >> that's a nice high stacked one. isn't it? >> yes, it has to be very hot. so you get a nice searing. >> what do you pour in there first? >> vegetable oil. salt and pepper and you let it & cook on both sides so you will have something like that. >> we like the charcoaly feeling on one side. >> exactly. when you have the nice crust like that you remove your steak the green peppercorn, you can --
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>> smush them like that. and put them -- >> back? >> back in the awe djau jus. >> your french is aphrasing. >> and we carmelize a little bit like this. and then we have some brandy. watch out, we are going to p>> flambe it, to >> and that's very important. because -- >> you're going to cook it. you really are? >> of course. >> but we're out of gas. wow. whoa, you are burning down our house! seared our >> now, while it's flambeing, as you can see -- >> it died out like anthony
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weiner. >> ooh-&a-la, that's a hot one. >> i'm going to whisk. >> that's not a french word, how do you say it i' french? >> la vitesse. >> no, that's apples, pom d 'terre. >> this is we remove it from the fire. i have to place -- >> should i turn these babies over yet, eric? >> no, no, no. >> let them cook. >> a few potatoes like that. >> that looks delicious. >> and then of course, we're going to sauce the steak and see it's perfectly, maybe you want to season a little bit, a little bit of salt. >> and then you pour it over. like that. > wow, wow. >> and you have the steak a
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au poivre. >> you always end up in the kitchen on father's day. >> pour quoi? >> eric, we love you, dig in there, hoda. >> and we made dessert, too. >> a chocolate mousse. >> love you. >> coming up next week, we're going to have la toya jackson and kathie lee and i will be back from our trip to aspen and tell you all about it. >> and it'snd rou on toy'limination round on today's "vois "voice."da
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